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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 13:32 Tue 19 Nov 2013

Steamed?
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Post by djewesbury » 13:34 Tue 19 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:Steamed?
No, this would be a named and well-known 'recipe' for oysters. You could walk into an oyster bar and ask for 'Oysters X'

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and you would be served. Steamed oysters don't sound very pleasant.
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Post by DRT » 13:40 Tue 19 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:Steamed oysters don't sound very pleasant.
I hate oysters, so all recipes/styles that include the word oyster sound unpleasant to me.
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Post by djewesbury » 13:46 Tue 19 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Steamed oysters don't sound very pleasant.
I hate oysters, so all recipes/styles that include the word oyster sound unpleasant to me.
What's not to like about food that's alive?
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Post by DRT » 13:53 Tue 19 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:What's not to like about food that's alive?
The taste.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 14:24 Tue 19 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Grilled.
Grilled seems imprecise to me. There is more than one way to grill an oyster.
Grilled while wearing a tutu.

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Post by djewesbury » 14:41 Tue 19 Nov 2013

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Grilled.
Grilled seems imprecise to me. There is more than one way to grill an oyster.
Grilled while wearing a tutu.
Pay attention young man.
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Post by DRT » 15:38 Tue 19 Nov 2013

BBQ?
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Post by djewesbury » 15:42 Tue 19 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:BBQ?
Not correct. But at least it's an actual guess. So you are guaranteed at least 40%.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 15:54 Tue 19 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Grilled.
Grilled seems imprecise to me. There is more than one way to grill an oyster.
Grilled while wearing a tutu.
Pay attention young man.
It might have been a genuine guess... Grilled Tutu Oyster could be Oyster grilled while decorated with a ring of diced shallots...

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Post by djewesbury » 16:03 Tue 19 Nov 2013

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:Grilled.
Grilled seems imprecise to me. There is more than one way to grill an oyster.
Grilled while wearing a tutu.
Pay attention young man.
It might have been a genuine guess... Grilled Tutu Oyster could be Oyster grilled while decorated with a ring of diced shallots...
You're wasting the whole class's time, boy. You're wasting my time. But most of all you're wasting your own time.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 18:04 Tue 19 Nov 2013

Oysters Rockefeller!
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Post by djewesbury » 18:06 Tue 19 Nov 2013

Glenn E. wrote:Oysters Rockefeller!
Go to the top of the class Glenn.
Your turn.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 21:03 Tue 19 Nov 2013

On Sunday evening, I ran the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. How many total steps did I take on Sunday?

(I was slower than normal. My goal time was 2:17:00, but I "hit the wall" after mile 10 and lost ~7 minutes over the last 5k to finish in 2:24:42.)
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 22:21 Tue 19 Nov 2013

61,310.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 22:51 Tue 19 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:61,310.
I am 6'4", and even though my legs are short for my height I do still have a 34" inseam. So no, that is too many.
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Post by Glenn E. » 22:55 Tue 19 Nov 2013

A study conducted in 2010 found that Americans, on average, took 5,117 steps a day, far short of the averages in western Australia (9,695 steps), Switzerland (9,650 steps) and Japan (7,168 steps). It is generally accepted that the average stride length for a male is 2.5 feet, though since I'm taller than average mine might be a bit longer.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 Tue 19 Nov 2013

shenders wrote: How many steps do you take in a marathon?

A couple of guys where I work are into this '10,000 steps a day' walking exercise stuff.
They both have pedometers, so I borrowed them on my lunchtime trot just to see how many steps I took.

An 8.4 mile run worked out at 10,078 steps on one pedometer and 11,280 on the other. Strangely they were identical pedometers, so I'm surprised at such a difference. I'm going to repeat the exercise tomorrow to see if the same happens.
Which pedometer did Glenn use?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 00:03 Wed 20 Nov 2013

14,500

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 00:59 Wed 20 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
shenders wrote: How many steps do you take in a marathon?

A couple of guys where I work are into this '10,000 steps a day' walking exercise stuff.
They both have pedometers, so I borrowed them on my lunchtime trot just to see how many steps I took.

An 8.4 mile run worked out at 10,078 steps on one pedometer and 11,280 on the other. Strangely they were identical pedometers, so I'm surprised at such a difference. I'm going to repeat the exercise tomorrow to see if the same happens.
Which pedometer did Glenn use?
I have (and used on Sunday) a Fitbit Zip.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 01:00 Wed 20 Nov 2013

TLW wrote:14,500
I'm not that tall. Too low.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by djewesbury » 03:12 Wed 20 Nov 2013

35,000
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 05:49 Wed 20 Nov 2013

In which case, 1 meter per step.

21,100

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Post by Glenn E. » 07:12 Wed 20 Nov 2013

35k is too high, 21.1k is too low. Our hotel was about 1 mile from the start and the finish. We also walked to lunch and back, a distance I estimate between 0.75 and 1 mile each direction.

I will accept a guess to the nearest hundred. No need to be exact.

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Post by djewesbury » 10:02 Wed 20 Nov 2013

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