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Old 2012-08-26, 01:32   Link #6181
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Question : Do people go to the beach in winter? What is the reason for them to do so?
yes.
1) kite-flying.
2) storm-watching (actually a hobby in the Pacific NW of US/Canada)
3) tidepooling (looking for critters in the rocks at low tide, rather like bird watching)
4) sandcastles, frisbee, volleyball, etc
5) whale watching (seasonal)
6) surfing (bodysuits in use year round anyway)
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Old 2012-08-26, 01:41   Link #6182
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Question : Do people go to the beach in winter? What is the reason for them to do so?
Well it depends on winter as in the season with snow and ice and Santa or just the Gregorian calendar time period from mid-December to mid-March. In the seasonal winter, test of manhood, or if winter is considered November as well, I'd assume the water temperature to be higher than the atmospheric temperature. My science here is a wee bit shaky. In the calendar winter, if within the tropic belt, I don't see why not... It's seems like the beach in the winter is not so different from the beach in the summer, though I don't think they really follow a "winter", "spring", "summer", and "fall", just wet and dry.
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Old 2012-08-26, 05:31   Link #6183
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Question: Would Barter Trade be better than Cash?. Well... this due to the economy of today.
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Old 2012-08-26, 05:44   Link #6184
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Question: Would Barter Trade be better than Cash?. Well... this due to the economy of today.
Depends on...

One bad thing about barter is that the quality of the barter items can be different. Especially on daily life products.
Example:
One cow can be bartered to 5 chickens. But does the quality of each cows and chickens the same? The quality of meat differs, the weight differs, and many other aspects can affect it. And expect long negotiation time to get the best offer...


But, for electronic, it is supposed to be relatively safe, as the price is relatively fixed.

So it has it advantages and disadvantages...
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Old 2012-08-26, 21:41   Link #6185
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Question: Would Barter Trade be better than Cash?. Well... this due to the economy of today.
Barter would be unable to support modern society. Part of the reason why we're able to have jobs that are highly specialized, and why society has been able to expand beyond agricultural centers, is because we have money instead of bartering.
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Old 2012-08-26, 21:47   Link #6186
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Barter would be unable to support modern society. Part of the reason why we're able to have jobs that are highly specialized, and why society has been able to expand beyond agricultural centers, is because we have money instead of bartering.
Hmmm... make since.... also I don't know what to trade for an US Aircraft carrier... an island?

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Old 2012-08-26, 23:18   Link #6187
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If I want to start a discussion thread about a particular Facebook game, where should it go?

Cheers.
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Old 2012-08-27, 01:32   Link #6188
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Old 2012-08-27, 04:29   Link #6189
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If I want to start a discussion thread about a particular Facebook game, where should it go?

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Can you send me a PM with more details about this? I would prefer to have more info before giving you an answer.
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Old 2012-08-27, 07:10   Link #6190
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My PSP suddenly lost its sound, what happened?
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Old 2012-08-27, 11:35   Link #6191
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It's possible that the connection to the speakers was cut off, or the magnet and electromagnet failed. Otherwise, it could be a sound driver issue or the sound card (if PSPs have that) died.
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Old 2012-08-27, 12:08   Link #6192
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Hey, guys, Ive got something that got me curious:

Im halfway through watching the 2001 movie GO with the lovely Kou "Mitsuko" Shibasaki of Battle Royale fame and Ive noticed something peculiar.
So, the protagonist goes to a restaurant where his mom is working as a waitress, kimono uniform and all.
And so she sits and eats with her kid.
That struck me as a bit weird, I mean, would the manager be okay with an employee eating with the customers?
But then it is his mom and maybe shes off duty, what do I know...

Later on, however, the other female employee in a kimono also sits and eats with the protagonist and his buddy.
And it got me thinking... is that a thing?
Is it some tradition for the waitresses to eat with the customers?
i mean, Ive seen geishas at the table drinking with clients and I think its part of a tradition, but..... what do i know, right? ^^
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Old 2012-08-27, 14:34   Link #6193
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Hey, guys, Ive got something that got me curious:

Im halfway through watching the 2001 movie GO with the lovely Kou "Mitsuko" Shibasaki of Battle Royale fame and Ive noticed something peculiar.
So, the protagonist goes to a restaurant where his mom is working as a waitress, kimono uniform and all.
And so she sits and eats with her kid.
That struck me as a bit weird, I mean, would the manager be okay with an employee eating with the customers?
But then it is his mom and maybe shes off duty, what do I know...

Later on, however, the other female employee in a kimono also sits and eats with the protagonist and his buddy.
And it got me thinking... is that a thing?
Is it some tradition for the waitresses to eat with the customers?
i mean, Ive seen geishas at the table drinking with clients and I think its part of a tradition, but..... what do i know, right? ^^

You've... never been to a family-owned restaurant, have you? In any country? o.O
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Old 2012-08-27, 14:53   Link #6194
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You've... never been to a family-owned restaurant, have you? In any country? o.O
I dont even know what that is. ^^
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Old 2012-08-27, 15:07   Link #6195
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Perhaps the restaurant is owned and operated by a family. If that is the case, there is no reason for the atmosphere to be "formal", as in the mother in waitress costume not allowed to join her son.
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Old 2012-08-27, 15:24   Link #6196
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I dont even know what that is. ^^
Pardon me whilst I recover my jaw off the floor...

It is an independently owned restaurant - owned by a family. They dot the landscape across the planet. I have a personal example. My wife's father owned a combination hamburger stand and family restaurant when I was a teenager. Her whole family and a few of my wife's cousins worked there. I worked there in the summers when I was dating my future wife. Friends would come in and if it wasn't busy we'd sit down with them and chat. Sometimes manager/owner/dad would join in. The local telephone company workers, the county deputies, the little league teams - it was a hang out for everyone in the area.

Today, my wife and I and most of our friends try to spend our "eating out" money at such eateries and avoid the corporate chains. If nothing else, the food simply tastes better in most cases because the people there care about what they do.

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Old 2012-08-27, 15:36   Link #6197
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Today, my wife and I and most of our friends try to spend our "eating out" money at such eateries and avoid the corporate chains. If nothing else, the food simply tastes better in most cases because the people there care about what they do.
At the very least, non-corporate chains restaurants foods is less standardised ( the food taste the same at every place) and is more likely to be fully prepared on place.
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Old 2012-08-27, 15:39   Link #6198
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Family owned restaurants are often some of the best restaurants.

Though Vexx, a lot of chain restaurants are also family owned places too, they're just franchised. It's like when your local general store decides to become a seven-eleven or Kmart.
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Old 2012-08-27, 15:49   Link #6199
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Family owned restaurants are often some of the best restaurants.

Though Vexx, a lot of chain restaurants are also family owned places too, they're just franchised. It's like when your local general store decides to become a seven-eleven or Kmart.
Agreed... the franchise concept means one has to study a bit harder

But I'll still tend to favor independents in the prioritization queue. Sometimes you stop in a small town and the local options have been completely wiped out or they've resorted to a franchise branding to survive.
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Old 2012-08-27, 15:58   Link #6200
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Pardon me whilst I recover my jaw off the floor...

It is an independently owned restaurant - owned by a family. They dot the landscape across the planet. I have a personal example. My wife's father owned a combination hamburger stand and family restaurant when I was a teenager. Her whole family and a few of my wife's cousins worked there. I worked there in the summers when I was dating my future wife. Friends would come in and if it wasn't busy we'd sit down with them and chat. Sometimes manager/owner/dad would join in. The local telephone company workers, the county deputies, the little league teams - it was a hang out for everyone in the area.

Today, my wife and I and most of our friends try to spend our "eating out" money at such eateries and avoid the corporate chains. If nothing else, the food simply tastes better in most cases because the people there care about what they do.

LOL
Thanks, Vexx, I actually knew that it is - naturally - .^_^

I just figured you were referring to some new trend out there I dont know of where the employees routinelly mingle and socialise with the customers - I keep thinking about geishas drinking with cusstomers -.
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