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    As a programmer, I consider this very bad practice in a markup language. Not only does it introduce inconsistency, as you have to know which tags can't be interleaved (like quotes and spoiler boxes), but it also makes it a lot harder to delete a tag and all content within it, because you'll first have to search the content for any interleaved tags which may not be deleted. Point in case, see my unedited quote of your post.

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    As a programmer, I consider this very bad practice in a markup language. Not only does it introduce inconsistency, as you have to know which tags can't be interleaved (like quotes and spoiler boxes), but it also makes it a lot harder to delete a tag and all content within it, because you'll first have to search the content for any interleaved tags which may not be deleted. Point in case, see my unedited quote of your post.



    I'm not sure if this was a worse-than-average spelling of "Mittwoch", or some kind of obscure joke...

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    I'm about to add another bullet to my list of life experiences. I've been called to court to witness in a trial one month from now. It's not the most dramatic offense, but still one which could lead to a prison sentence...
    Was about to offer condolences, then realized that it wasn’t you who was on trial...

    Sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius Hermicus View Post
    Was about to offer condolences, then realized that it wasn’t you who was on trial...

    Sounds interesting.
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    Well, I just started a binge-catch-up on years worth of missed OoTS comics. What could go wrong?

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    Well, I just started a binge-catch-up on years worth of missed OoTS comics. What could go wrong?

    Also hi folks, I've been away for, uh, a while. How're we doing?
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    Court stuff is the least fun stuff of them all.

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    I'm doin' good, working on my novel. Draft 2 of the official manuscript is goin' strong!

    Hope you're doing well. I vaguely recall you (the sniper avatar rules).
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    How many views do you consider to be viral on a Youtube video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    How many views do you consider to be viral on a Youtube video?
    Tens of thousands per day, at least.
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    Tens of thousands per day, at least.
    Ok. Thank you Peelee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Tens of thousands per day, at least.
    I believe that a "viral" [thing], is best evaluated by long term viewing trends. Most things have a somewhat exponential growth of viewership. When something goes viral, it experiences exponential growth from hundred or thousands to millions over a fairly short time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    I believe that a "viral" [thing], is best evaluated by long term viewing trends. Most things have a somewhat exponential growth of viewership. When something goes viral, it experiences exponential growth from hundred or thousands to millions over a fairly short time.
    I agree, I just figured that an incredibly low floor could be established; anything less than that is, I would think, inarguably not viral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I agree, I just figured that an incredibly low floor could be established; anything less than that is, I would think, inarguably not viral.
    I would argue it also requires having little or no intentional exposure. Having a PR firmed video become big isn't the same as a Korean parody song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    I would argue it also requires having little or no intentional exposure. Having a PR firmed video become big isn't the same as a Korean parody song.
    Psy was a pretty famous Korean pop star to begin with, to be fair here.
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    Tens of thousands per day, at least.
    Nonononono, the correct answer is 301+.
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    Nonononono, the correct answer is 301+.
    Eh, let's chalk it up to a rounding error.
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    What are the relative values of orange juice compared to human blood, by volume? I want to be sure I'm getting a fair trade{.}
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    What are the relative values of orange juice compared to human blood, by volume? I want to be sure I'm getting a fair trade{.}
    Are you looking for chemical composition? Or the free/black market value? If the later, a pint of blood is typically sold for between $100 and $300, depending on where in the chain the transaction occurs. However, a pint of blood not in a human body requires a significant amount of handling by skilled professionals.

    If you are looking to make money off your blood and have veins that are easy to pierce and are willing to go near needles twice a week, you can donate plasma. There are 3 or 4 plasma donation centers near my university. You don't make great money, but it takes about an hour and you can make $15 - $30, making it better per hour than most student jobs.
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    Are you looking for chemical composition? Or the free/black market value? If the later, a pint of blood is typically sold for between $100 and $300, depending on where in the chain the transaction occurs. However, a pint of blood not in a human body requires a significant amount of handling by skilled professionals.

    If you are looking to make money off your blood and have veins that are easy to pierce and are willing to go near needles twice a week, you can donate plasma. There are 3 or 4 plasma donation centers near my university. You don't make great money, but it takes about an hour and you can make $15 - $30, making it better per hour than most student jobs.
    I was asking about the free/black market value, but only as a joke. I was also asking for it relative to an equal volume of orange juice, rather than in absolute terms.

    I googled the price of orange-juice, and it said about $3 for a gallon, so (going by your estimate of $300 for a pint for blood) the conversion rate is about 800.

    In other words, if I wanted to profit by donating blood, it would require some very expensive cookies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enderlord99 View Post
    I was asking about the free/black market value, but only as a joke. I was also asking for it relative to an equal volume of orange juice, rather than in absolute terms.

    I googled the price of orange-juice, and it said about $3 for a gallon, so (going by your estimate of $300 for a pint for blood) the conversion rate is about 800.

    In other words, if I wanted to profit by donating blood, it would require some very expensive cookies.
    What I was trying to say was that what it costs to give blood (some elements, amino acids, time, and pain) is not the only reason that hospitals charge $300 to patients who need a pint of blood. There are also the phlebotomists who drew the blood, the costs of beds for people to lie on as their bodily fluids are removed through a drinking straw, the refrigerated transport to move blood from donation to use, the various levels of bureaucracy involved in all this, and so on and so forth. I suspect that if blood donation could be compensated, that the price paid to a donor would be in the $30 - $80 range.

    All this makes me wish that artificial blood were easier to gain approval for clinical trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    Are you looking for chemical composition? Or the free/black market value? If the later, a pint of blood is typically sold for between $100 and $300, depending on where in the chain the transaction occurs.
    So, what sort of places would this be, if someone were to ask?
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    So, what sort of places would this be, if someone were to ask?
    The blood disco from Blade, naturally.
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    The blood disco from Blade, naturally.
    Hmmm. Suppose one was looking for slightly less murdery places?
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    Hmmm. Suppose one was looking for slightly less murdery places?
    So, like, a blood square dancing place rather than a blood disco?

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    So, what sort of places would this be, if someone were to ask?
    Well, the Red Cross sells blood to hospitals for about $100 - $180 (based on a very cursory google search). And hospitals in the US charge between $250 and $350 to give a patient a pint of blood. Presumably you could buy blood from the Red Cross if you could convince them you were a medical type person. And if you figure out a way to have a false vein to put the pint of blood in, you could buy from a hospital.
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    Impersonating a doctor is illegal.
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    Impersonating a doctor is illegal.
    Eh, depends on where you are and what you do with that impersonation.
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    Impersonating a doctor is illegal.
    Most medics aren't PhDs. If a real PhD claims to be a doctor, she's correct. Claiming to be a medic ought to get a person into trouble, but since medics aren't (mostly) technically PhDs, claiming to be a doctor, if you are one, but not a medic, cannot be illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    Most medics aren't PhDs. If a real PhD claims to be a doctor, she's correct. Claiming to be a medic ought to get a person into trouble, but since medics aren't (mostly) technically PhDs, claiming to be a doctor, if you are one, but not a medic, cannot be illegal.
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