Jul 6, 2012 at 12:40:02
“How is 40.6° C the hottest temperature ever recorded? Does anyone ever proofread these things?”
OldWestHero on Jul 7, 2012 at 17:10:51
“hottest temp ever recorded "IN TORONTO"... and, aside from how you may feel about using "real temps", vs. "humidex equivelants"... humidex is not a measure of temperature.. its a subjective idea of how warm it "feels" to your body, based on the fact that high humidity interferes with your body's AC system, perspiration.
The same applies to winter, and "wind chill".. wind chill is a measure of how fast something will cool, based on the rapid rate of heat loss from the moving air.
REAL temps, taken in the shade, any time of the year, are what is "official".
If it minus 20 out, with a windchill factor of minus 40.. a liquid, say antin freeze, will begin to cool as quickly as if it were minus 40.. BUT.. it will STOP cooling, once it reaches minus 20.. the REAL temp.
Same for humidex.. the antifreeze will ONLY get as warm as the REAL temp, not the "subjective humidex value.”
“The can clearly says Swift's Bland Lard, not Brand. Probably would explain the lack of odor and taste, as well...”
Lovenhugs on Feb 3, 2012 at 13:18:33
“Great observation. I didn't catch that until you mentioned it. They should put "bland" on a lot more products they try to sell us nowadays, in my opinion. Like those rice puffy diet cookies they try to sell as healthy. Like eating styrofoam.”
Glenda Bronner on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:46:45
“give me that can and I'll bake some oatmeal raisin cookies and apple cobbler with it. Lard is the best for baking. lots better than the shortenings of today. the best shortening have a percentage of lard in them. like that at Aldi' s and save a lot.”
Apr 16, 2012 at 15:46:22
“and you sound like a customer who thinks they should be given everything for free because they don't pay attention to the contract they agreed to, and signed.”
steve peddle on Apr 16, 2012 at 16:48:37
“no offense but Telus staff flat lied to me regarding usages when I signed up a couple of years ago. No I did not misunderstand the answer I was given to my question. I reworded the questions 9 times to make sure there was no room for a "salesmens omission". I've worked in customer relations and I know that 90%+ of the time the customer is wrong but the cell companies in Canada have gone way out there way to make it likley as opposed to possible for customer "misunderstandings". It is why picking through the offerings is always packaged in a jumbled mess and near impossible to get exactly what you want, known as confusion marketing. the services are carefully constructed to be confusing and to put most customers in a "close enough" contract which either has you paying for a bunch of things you don't want in order to cover your needs or seeing to it that you get additional charges every couple of bills becuase you can't get the proper coverage without the extras. Cell company's used to be fairly open about this practice.”
Nescobar on Apr 16, 2012 at 15:54:35
“Ahhh....see there's the attitude one would expect. I haven't had contract issues with Telus....just pissy attitudes like yours, and hours and hours on hold to get any service. Because "Telus customer service" is an oxymoron.”