Cooking, fractions & reply attribution... (was: electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Mon Dec 13 15:50:42 2004

Rumor has it that John Foust may have mentioned these words:
>At 02:55 PM 12/13/2004, you wrote:
> >.... When was the last time you heard any clerk actually count change out...

Earlier today. Oh, that was me... ;-) I do run into it occasionally, but it
is becoming rarer... :-/

>But measuring by volume isn't necessarily the best method, either,
>particularly for flours that vary in volume depending on how long
>they've been sitting, the weather, or whether they've been sifted.

Just like salt. A tsp. of kosher, table or popcorn are *all* different
amounts of NaCl.

>They teach fractions like that in third or fourth grade.
>There's no excuse.

Dyslexia. There are a lot more kinds of it than just writing your letters
backwards (my type) -- I have two friends that *just can't spell*, and my
wife is LD in math; she can't handle decimals or fractions! Oh, guess who
has the most college degrees of the 4 people I just mentioned: my wife.

Some people's brains are just plain *wired funny* -- sometimes it's a good
thing, sometimes it's not.

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

>P.S. Watch for me on the Food Network's "The Next Food Network Star" contest.

P.S. Avid (rabid? ;-) fan of Alton Brown... What that man can do with a
Weber grill is awe-inspiring... ;^>

P.P.S. John: You know there is a way of forcing Spewdora to put the
person's name in the attribution, instead of defaulting to 'you'? In the
eudora.ini file, you could add a line similar to:
ReplyAttribution=Rumor has it that %2 may have mentioned these words:
The %2 replaces 'you' with the name of the person in the 'From:' header.

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   | "Profile, don't speculate."
SysAdmin, Iceberg Computers |     Daniel J. Bernstein          |
Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 15:50:42 GMT

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