How long is your typical shower?

<1 minute   0 votes - 0 %
3 minutes   1 vote - 4 %
5 minutes   3 votes - 12 %
8 minutes   6 votes - 24 %
10 minutes   6 votes - 24 %
15 minutes   4 votes - 16 %
20 minutes   2 votes - 8 %
25 minutes   0 votes - 0 %
30 minutes or more   2 votes - 8 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
I take baths.   1 vote - 4 %
I don't take showers.   0 votes - 0 %
I solved your tetrahedra problem   0 votes - 0 %
25 Total Votes
tetrahedra problem, yet, but by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 12:38:23 PM EST
what about my Lernaean Hydra problem ?

The early retirement extreme guy, which one is this ? Mefi I think linked to several. One was interesting, a guy with 2 kids, about 40-ish, did software, and lived on ~$25k/year. Was a former dot-commer/software dude, who I think was deluding himself thinking he could go back to work anytime he wanted to ..

Now, I can live cheap, but there are a lot of things I wouldn't want to give up to live cheap like that.

this one is a physicist... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:11:51 PM EST
...who lived on around 5K/year, but recently went back to work as a quant because he was bored. Probably makes about 150K/year before bonuses right now.

the guy you're thinking of is "Mr Money Mustache". He's okay, but not terribly radical.

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Baroque opera by Captain Tenille (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:19:18 PM EST
Interestingly, many of them can't be performed anymore, since there is no one living who can sing the main parts. 


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i don't follow. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 11:09:36 PM EST
why is there nobody alive who can sing the parts? puzzled look
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No castrati. by Captain Tenille (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 11:31:10 PM EST
There are presumably a few natural castrati roaming around, but they in turn aren't trained in the proper singing techniques. A castrato's voice was qualitatively different than a woman's, so you can't just plunk a woman into the role and get the same effect.

There's a few men out there who can sing in that range, but the they didn't grow up with the extreme training the castrati did. That singing tradition is extinct (which is for the best generally). Also, those men who went through puberty naturally but managed to retain the ability to sing in a soprano register still lack the unusual physical characteristics of a castrated man, so they lack the additional power in their voices.


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I read a book about it once by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 01:10:23 PM EST
Called The Alteration. It was pretty mediocre, really, but it certainly agreed that it was generally for the best that the tradition had died out.

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update: got in ISU by gzt (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:28:03 PM EST
maybe I should've aimed even higher, in retrospect. so i have some choices. they're a very good program.

congratulations, man. by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:15:47 PM EST
i'll resist the urge to say i told you so and say only that i'm resisting the urge to tell you i told you so.

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i also had the constraint... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:26:04 PM EST
...of having to apply to schools with a late enough deadline because i started the process late enough. there were a couple higher ones that i could have applied to subject to that constraint, though.

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ya. by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:39:03 PM EST
if you get there, wherever that is, and it seems like you could do better and it's worth trying, no reason you can't go another round. good thing about a second round is you don't have to worry about safety schools. you'll probably have a better position from the perspective of recommendations then too, if you go that route.

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There's the novelty thing, too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:13:00 PM EST
sometimes I'll go to a restaurant and pass on something I know I really like, say bangers and mash, to try something I've never tried before. It's usually not as good.

I've given up on this by garlic (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 01:32:40 PM EST
if you're not going to the restaurant more than once a week, why ever order anything but the thing you love the way they make?

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agreed for the most part by gzt (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 02:47:57 PM EST
possible exceptions are if you saw something else they made and were like, "hrrm, that looks good," or if it's an ethnic restaurant and you typical order dish X at this restaurant, but also like ethnic dish Y which you haven't tried at this restaurant. this often happens to me with thai restaurants. there are a handful of thai dishes i like, but some restaurants suck at some and are good at others. usually, at least, the pad thai is edible (or i would not go there a second time - bad pad thai means everything else is suspect).

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showers by LoppEar (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:42:11 PM EST
Everyone I've lived with has commented on my short showering. I'd say they've all been in the 10 minute camp, where 5 is a long relaxed shower for me. I think this comes from growing up with a 2 gallon camp shower, when you're soaping up the water's off so I've got a pattern and when the pattern's done its time to get out.

The related question I always ask: do you wash/shampoo your head first or last?

Shower survey by LoppEar (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 04:42:18 PM EST

"One-half of Canadians (51%) limit their shower time to eight minutes or less, while fewer than one-in-three Americans (32%) do so."

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short showers by gzt (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 05:09:27 PM EST
or wearing sweaters means the terrorists have won.

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Ten minute shower is average by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:46:32 PM EST
5 is short. 25 is very, very long, though sometimes I do stay in the shower that long, for medicinal purposes (achy muscles, stress, don't wanna get ready for work, that sort of thing).

LoppEar's related question interests me. I wash my hair first, because the shampoo drips downward, and I want to make sure all that is washed off. That said, I condition my hair also, and I leave the conditioner on my hair while I'm washing the rest of myself, and I don't feel the need to re-wash myself after rinsing the conditioner out.
The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin

same by gzt (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:59:30 PM EST
I don't condition my hair right now - I've been buzzing it and there's no point unless there's at least an inch or two - but I do shampoo, condition, soap up while conditioning sits the recommended 3-5min, then finish it all off.

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My showers vary pretty broadly by lm (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 06:22:51 PM EST
Some mornings, two minutes might one minute two long. Other mornings, I might take half an hour.

There is probably a healthy correlation to the length of my morning workout on the morning before.

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