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CzarChasm
Mar 14, 2009

Blah Blah Blah
Look at me
I'm the Goddamn Batman
Blah Blah Blah


Ambaire posted:

A couple days ago, I received a notice from my apartment management that their Insurance Company is doing 'quality inspections' of all of the units today and tomorrow. What does that mean, and what will they be looking for / doing? This is the first time they've inspected the place since I moved in ~5 years ago. Been in a bit of a panic cleaning; and I definitely have a few unreported problems that I was sorta apathetic about during the past year what with my depression and the covid crisis and all.

I live in Texas, if that's relevant at all.

The idea is that the management firm pays insurance on the value of the apartment building, and what it would cost to repair or replace/rebuild. In order for the insurance company to make sure that any claim that comes through is accurate they need to do routine inspections. This also should, in theory, determine how much they charge to insure the building.

What this should mean is that some representative from the insurance company is going to go around to each apartment building and look for some things: Structural damage, general wear of the building, probably some basic plumbing/electrical stuff, probably some other stuff that I'm missing. It's possible that they may look to see about preparation against major weather events like tornadoes. To that point, part of it might have been spurred on by the weird snow that Texas experienced (and were not prepared for) this past winter.

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Ambaire
Sep 3, 2009


Oven Wrangler

CzarChasm posted:

The idea is that the management firm pays insurance on the value of the apartment building, and what it would cost to repair or replace/rebuild. In order for the insurance company to make sure that any claim that comes through is accurate they need to do routine inspections. This also should, in theory, determine how much they charge to insure the building.

What this should mean is that some representative from the insurance company is going to go around to each apartment building and look for some things: Structural damage, general wear of the building, probably some basic plumbing/electrical stuff, probably some other stuff that I'm missing. It's possible that they may look to see about preparation against major weather events like tornadoes. To that point, part of it might have been spurred on by the weird snow that Texas experienced (and were not prepared for) this past winter.

It was a very basic inspection, if anything. A woman came in and spent a minute standing in the kitchen then the bathroom and then left. Probably related to the cold snap, yeah. It got down well below freezing here then.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

I have column O selected in Excel, like this



I sort it largest to smallest using the command in the top bar like this, and select "Expand the selection"



It ignores the top row and sorts the rest



What am I doing wrong? I tried the same by using the sort function in the Data menu (Data>Sort) and entered everything in manually and it still doesn't work. I tried adding a row above the data I case it was grabbing the first row as a header and it still ignores the first cell. Office 2019.

Memento fucked around with this message at 03:20 on Apr 29, 2021

Mafic Rhyolite
Nov 7, 2020


It thinks the top row is the title of that column rather than a member of it. There's a setting in there somewhere to fix that, maybe go into the custom sort option in your dropdown there. I'm on the 365 version of Excel so I can't check it myself to see what the fix for yours is.

e: you could also just insert a blank row on the top.

Xenoborg
Mar 10, 2007



From that drop down do a custom sort. Uncheck my data has headers.

McCracAttack
Feb 21, 2006



I drove by a local church and the sign read "Corporate worship: Sundays at 10am"

I assume they're not literally worshiping corporations. So what does that term mean? I tried Googling it but I got a lot of "inside baseball" that I couldn't make heads or tails of.

BonHair
Apr 28, 2007

Welcome to the machine

McCracAttack posted:

I drove by a local church and the sign read "Corporate worship: Sundays at 10am"

I assume they're not literally worshiping corporations. So what does that term mean? I tried Googling it but I got a lot of "inside baseball" that I couldn't make heads or tails of.

I dunno, but it sounds like a themed worship for corporate drones. It would "make sense" for employees of a specific corporation to get a sermon dedicated to the godly work of their bosses I guess?

Jeza
Feb 13, 2011

The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.


BonHair posted:

I dunno, but it sounds like a themed worship for corporate drones. It would "make sense" for employees of a specific corporation to get a sermon dedicated to the godly work of their bosses I guess?

Huh?

Corporate here refers to the older sense of the word, as in 'body of people'. Think of it as group worship, communal singing/prayer/reading scripture or whatever. Nothing to do with modern corporations.

It may have more nuanced meaning in some cases I guess, but that's the gist of it.

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


When you think about it, what is religion but just one giant corporation

McCracAttack
Feb 21, 2006



Jeza posted:

Huh?

Corporate here refers to the older sense of the word, as in 'body of people'. Think of it as group worship, communal singing/prayer/reading scripture or whatever. Nothing to do with modern corporations.

It may have more nuanced meaning in some cases I guess, but that's the gist of it.

They should maybe workshop a better name then.

That aside, thanks for the clarification.

smackfu
Jun 7, 2004



I’d assume they mean “in person” worship rather than on zoom or YouTube.

Maybe they are using “code words” to avoid complaints?

Badger of Basra
Jul 25, 2007



It’s just an old timey way to say worship as a group. In India they call municipal governments Municipal Corporations.

Based on Google it seems to be an evangelical thing.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019








Corporeal worship is much more

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009


Posting in the springtime


Why is it common in instruction manual language to write out a number both ways, like "tighten two (2) of the small bolts"

My best guess is it makes it sightly more language-universal but the surrounding text is all english too so it's not like someone who doesn't know english would know what to do

Mafic Rhyolite
Nov 7, 2020


There are plenty of levels of English knowledge between zero and fluent. Numbers are words that we have an alternate and more universal symbol for, so it makes more sense to have increased clarification.

Thirteen Orphans
Dec 2, 2012

The principles expressed in the martial arts make up the backbone of my philosophy.

alnilam posted:

Why is it common in instruction manual language to write out a number both ways, like "tighten two (2) of the small bolts"

My best guess is it makes it sightly more language-universal but the surrounding text is all english too so it's not like someone who doesn't know english would know what to do

Reminds me of an old plot device medical shows use, the person prescribed the pills sees he takes once a day. The person is a Spanish speaker and takes eleven pills and dies.

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009


Posting in the springtime


Mafic Rhyolite posted:

There are plenty of levels of English knowledge between zero and fluent. Numbers are words that we have an alternate and more universal symbol for, so it makes more sense to have increased clarification.

I know it just seems so strange that someone would know tighten, bolts, etc but not two. Numbers are one of the first things people tend to learn in another language.

Even if so, why not just do numeral only, "tighten 2 bolts"? Why is the format of "two (2)" so common?

Chubby Henparty
Aug 13, 2007





I think it also had to do with old lovely printing and the risk that your badly copied instruction sheet would blur how many pills to take. I'm sure I had a better scenario in the back of my mind... precise legal texts?

regulargonzalez
Aug 18, 2006
UNGH LET ME LICK THOSE BOOTS DADDY HULU YES YES GIVE ME ALL THE CORPORATE CUMMIES ADBLOCK USERS DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY, DON'T THEY DADDY?
WHEN THE RICH GET RICHER I GET HORNIER


alnilam posted:

I know it just seems so strange that someone would know tighten, bolts, etc but not two. Numbers are one of the first things people tend to learn in another language.

Even if so, why not just do numeral only, "tighten 2 bolts"? Why is the format of "two (2)" so common?

At a guess, bolts and screws use numerals to describe size as well. "Tighten 8 screws" might be ambiguous as to whether it is eight screws or just tighten #8 size screws. But you'd never say "size eight screws", it's just not a thing, so if you see the number written out it's a quantity not a size

smackfu
Jun 7, 2004



My understanding is that it originated in hand-written contracts, to provide an easily read number but make it difficult to modify, similar to how you write out the numbers on checks. Then it was persisted to typewritten contracts, because lawyers are creatures of habit (and it can possibly avoid expensive typos).

And then now it’s ended up in instruction manuals probably because whoever was writing it was mimicking contracts.

BonHair
Apr 28, 2007

Welcome to the machine

smackfu posted:

My understanding is that it originated in hand-written contracts, to provide an easily read number but make it difficult to modify, similar to how you write out the numbers on checks. Then it was persisted to typewritten contracts, because lawyers are creatures of habit (and it can possibly avoid expensive typos).

And then now it’s ended up in instruction manuals probably because whoever was writing it was mimicking contracts.

That would also explain the terrible writing that's not really helpful. Unambiguous wording is good in contracts, but bad in instructions.

Methanar
Sep 26, 2013
ASK ME ABOUT NOT TIPPING DELIVERY DRIVERS, OR ABOUT MY DIET OF CANNED BABY CORN AND CHICKEN NUGGETS

alnilam posted:

I know it just seems so strange that someone would know tighten, bolts, etc but not two. Numbers are one of the first things people tend to learn in another language.

Even if so, why not just do numeral only, "tighten 2 bolts"? Why is the format of "two (2)" so common?

I always figured it was for easy searching. People may have been inconsistent in using digits vs writing out a word, so just include both at all times for ctrl f

dirby
Sep 21, 2004


Methanar posted:

I always figured it was for easy searching. People may have been inconsistent in using digits vs writing out a word, so just include both at all times for ctrl f

It definitely predates computers that could search text. And numbers would be a weird thing to search for in isolation.

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009


Posting in the springtime


smackfu posted:

My understanding is that it originated in hand-written contracts, to provide an easily read number but make it difficult to modify, similar to how you write out the numbers on checks. Then it was persisted to typewritten contracts, because lawyers are creatures of habit (and it can possibly avoid expensive typos).

And then now it’s ended up in instruction manuals probably because whoever was writing it was mimicking contracts.

That makes sense, thanks!

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



alnilam posted:

I know it just seems so strange that someone would know tighten, bolts, etc but not two. Numbers are one of the first things people tend to learn in another language.

Even if so, why not just do numeral only, "tighten 2 bolts"? Why is the format of "two (2)" so common?

Putting numerals in sentences is gross and they only begrudgingly add them in parentheticals for the reasons others have mentioned.

regulargonzalez posted:

At a guess, bolts and screws use numerals to describe size as well. "Tighten 8 screws" might be ambiguous as to whether it is eight screws or just tighten #8 size screws. But you'd never say "size eight screws", it's just not a thing, so if you see the number written out it's a quantity not a size

That’s the difference between cardinal and ordinal numbers.

Silver Falcon
Dec 5, 2005

Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and barbecue your own drumsticks!



Thirteen Orphans posted:

Reminds me of an old plot device medical shows use, the person prescribed the pills sees he takes once a day. The person is a Spanish speaker and takes eleven pills and dies.

My Spanish is not good enough to understand what happened here. Why did the Spanish speaker take 11 pills?

Slimy Hog
Apr 22, 2008



Silver Falcon posted:

My Spanish is not good enough to understand what happened here. Why did the Spanish speaker take 11 pills?

Once == 11 in Spanish. Ocho, nueve, diez, once, doce, trece etc.


My question:

My wife and I will be fully vaccinated soon, but we also have a 3 year old who is ineligible for the vaccine. We keep saying things like "on x date we're cleared to take the bus around town/dine indoors without a care" but then remember that our son is not vaxxed. Do we have to wait for herd immunity or a vaccine safe for kids until we can get back to "normal" life? My wife is asking our pediatrician soon, but I'm impatient and want to know what goons in the "stupid questions" thread have to say.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Silver Falcon posted:

My Spanish is not good enough to understand what happened here. Why did the Spanish speaker take 11 pills?

“Once” is a Spanish word, pronounced OHN‐say, means “eleven”.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Slimy Hog posted:

Do we have to wait for herd immunity or a vaccine safe for kids until we can get back to "normal" life?

It would be wise.

The prevalence of the virus in the United States right now is significant. Hospitalizations and deaths are down from the January peak because the oldest people who are disproportionately likely to end up in the hospital and the morgue are vaccinated, but that does nothing to help children. It’s as dangerous for them now as it has ever been.

dirby
Sep 21, 2004


Hopkins Medicine's post about Coronavirus in children basically says "yes serious (short term) symptoms are rarer in children, but they still can happen and children can still transmit the virus." I also believe not much is known about, say, whether long term damage/issues can still happen even when the short-term symptoms are negligible/nonexistent.

ulmont
Sep 15, 2010

IF I EVER MISS VOTING IN AN ELECTION (EVEN AMERICAN IDOL) ,OR HAVE UNPAID PARKING TICKETS, PLEASE TAKE AWAY MY FRANCHISE


smackfu posted:

My understanding is that it originated in hand-written contracts, to provide an easily read number but make it difficult to modify, similar to how you write out the numbers on checks. Then it was persisted to typewritten contracts, because lawyers are creatures of habit (and it can possibly avoid expensive typos).

It really can't. What it does do is give you two things you have to remember to update every time a number changes, making an entire new class of fuckups possible (by signing a contract where the words and numbers don't match).

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



I always thought it just made it easier to tell intent when dealing with objects in both quantity and sizes at the same time

1) Install 8 1/2" bolts
2) Install Eight 1/2" bolts
3) Install Eight (8) 1/2" bolts

The first two can be pretty ambiguous if it's a quantity of eight bolts of half-inch length or if it's a single 8 1/2" bolt, which the third makes the quantity and length separation easier to recognize.

Jyrraeth
Aug 1, 2008

I love this dino
SOOOO MUCH


There's as many ways to try and remove disambiguaties in numbers as there are ways to gently caress it up. I like a small amount of redundancy like "eight (8)" because if they don't match, then you investigate. If it's just one then if it's wrong it doesnt look wrong.

Man with Hat
Dec 26, 2007

Open up your Dethday present
It's a box of fucking nothing


Exciting Lemon

So this question is kind of dark. Is there actual data somewhere about how long people convicted for child molestation or child pornography last in prison? I've heard that that's like the most horrific thing you can go to prison for even according to prisoners and that they do not last but I can't find any hard data.

I've been thinking for the longest time "they're not gonna last long" about these assholes when I've seen it in TV and Movies and it got me wondering how it actually works.

GCU Quelle Suprise
Nov 9, 2016

Do the job that is in front of you

Memento posted:

I have column O selected in Excel, like this



I sort it largest to smallest using the command in the top bar like this, and select "Expand the selection"



It ignores the top row and sorts the rest



What am I doing wrong? I tried the same by using the sort function in the Data menu (Data>Sort) and entered everything in manually and it still doesn't work. I tried adding a row above the data I case it was grabbing the first row as a header and it still ignores the first cell. Office 2019.

I can't tell if it is just the font or if there is a space in front of 18 and 19? That will throw it off

Taeke
Feb 2, 2010



What's the easiest way to backup a (group)chat from whatsapp to an external drive? Google pointed me to Wondershare MobileTrans but I'm a bit wary about using a random program like that. Is it safe?

My father died and I want to secure all the messages and stuff.

TooMuchAbstraction
Oct 14, 2012

Hubris

Fun Shoe

I'm looking for folks with a variety of different backgrounds to do (paid) sensitivity consults for the videogame I'm working on. Specifically I'm looking for someone with a Pakistani background, someone who has experience with PTSD, and someone who has experience with using a wheelchair. Is there an appropriate place where I might float an ad, so to speak? SA-Mart and the minority issues in games thread come to mind, of course...I already tried the latter, though, and I feel like the former is a bit of an odd use of that space.

tuyop
Sep 14, 2006

Every second that we're not growing BASIL is a second wasted


Fun Shoe

TooMuchAbstraction posted:

I'm looking for folks with a variety of different backgrounds to do (paid) sensitivity consults for the videogame I'm working on. Specifically I'm looking for someone with a Pakistani background, someone who has experience with PTSD, and someone who has experience with using a wheelchair. Is there an appropriate place where I might float an ad, so to speak? SA-Mart and the minority issues in games thread come to mind, of course...I already tried the latter, though, and I feel like the former is a bit of an odd use of that space.

Pm sent!

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019








Taeke posted:

What's the easiest way to backup a (group)chat from whatsapp to an external drive? Google pointed me to Wondershare MobileTrans but I'm a bit wary about using a random program like that. Is it safe?

My father died and I want to secure all the messages and stuff.

It's been a while since I used whatsapp but can't you just auto sync it to google drive? Like that is a feature built into the app.

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Taeke
Feb 2, 2010



Inceltown posted:

It's been a while since I used whatsapp but can't you just auto sync it to google drive? Like that is a feature built into the app.

Apparently it uses Google Drive for its backups but it's encrypted, so only useful for restoring your stuff if you get a new phone or whatever. I want to be able to take all the videos, pictures and conversations and just have them as files to do with what I want.

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