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Comment Re:Wow - who likes it that hot? (Score 1) 388

If 24C is a suitable medium and the men would prefer 21C, doesn't that imply that the women would prefer 27C - that's sounds pretty hot.

I'm a man and i'd prefer 30C.

I often have to go outside and stand in the sun to thaw out - luckily i work in Darwin (in the Australian tropics) and it mostly is about 30C outside.

Comment Re:"in a western factory" (Score 1) 342

"Western" is reserved for North and South America since it is "west" of the Atlantic. Eastern would be China, Japan, India, etc.

"Western" is a euphemism for ethnically European.

It is quite distinct from the "western hemisphere", which is a euphemism for the Americas. Technically speaking, parts of Europe and Africa are in the western hemisphere, as well as part of Russia and some Pacific islands, but when people say "the western hemisphere", that's not what they mean.

Comment Re:Does it matter? (Score -1, Troll) 668

I went to the chemist a while back to buy some ibprofen, the chemist suggested a homeopathic, insisting it was just as good. If I hadn't been educated about homeopathy, I would have probably bought the homeopathic crap.

Recent research has shown that most over the counter painkillers are ineffective - i.e., no more use than homeopathics, exhibiting only a placebo effect. However there's nothing in homeopathic "medicine" that's likely to make you sick, but the same isn't true of analgesics. Homeopathics may not do anything, but they may do less harm than other "medicines", which also don't do anything.

Comment Re:Ask these folks... (Score 1) 110

The medal box is empty at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment any day. Yours will be on its way to you as soon as they come in.

(I also live in the country - in northern Australia - and my water comes from the sky, via my roof and a rainwater tank. There's millions of acres of savannah woodland around here, and very few people, no town water or sewerage. I'm close to 60. And, no, I don't want a medal, thanks.)

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