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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Question #89043 posted on 02/25/2017 11:52 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Hypothetically, if I were to find a large weapon lost by the U.S. government, would I be protected under my 2nd amendment rights to keep it?

-D

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Dear you,

Probably not since the rule of "finders keepers" is not protected in the US Constitution. More likely if you didn't report it/turn it in to government authorities and it was found out that you had done so, you'd face charges and potentially jail time (or at least a fine, though given the attitudes of this country, I wouldn't be surprised if such actions got you put on some terrorist watch list or another).

~Dr. Occam


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Question #89050 posted on 02/25/2017 9:52 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Are you ready for a pizza party?

-Peace! Uh, part tea

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Dear Phil,

Is this indicative of you throwing such a party for the writers? If this is indeed the case, I am most definitely ready. After I get my mountain of homework done, that is. Which means I'll never ever be ready because homework is an endless torrent and I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever be free be ready soon.

~Anathema


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Question #89046 posted on 02/25/2017 6:46 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How is asking tough questions tantamount to trolling?

A-Dawg

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Dear reader.

When a reader exclusively asks controversial questions that are framed in an aggressive, insensitive way, it's usually an indication that they're trolling. If a reader asks tough questions with some measure of tact and sensitivity, that's an entirely different matter.

-The Editors


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Question #89044 posted on 02/25/2017 6:46 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Hey guys. For graduation, I just need a class to fulfill my Adv Written & Oral Communication requirements. I have planned to take ENGL 311 for this (Writing abt art & humanities), but which course is the absolute easiest (and professor)? This is important. Sincerely

-ready to get outta here

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Dear you,

I don't know if it's the absolute easiest, but I took ENGL 312 (persuasive writing) from Ian McArthur and he was great. He's a grad student (PhD I think?) so he may not be around anymore but if he is I would highly recommend taking your advanced writing class from him.

~Dr. Occam


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Question #89036 posted on 02/25/2017 6:13 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why should I bother asking God for something when it's all up to "His will" anyway and it doesn't matter what I want?

-Burned one too many times

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Dear person,

I think Elder Holland (unsurprisingly) puts it best: "God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream."

Don't be afraid to dream and pray for big things. What you want matters very much to Him. Don't let yourself fall into the trap of thinking He doesn't care about how your feel, because He does. He never enjoys our sadness or our pain.

-Sheebs

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Dear you,

I had a recent experience where I asked God to heal me from something that had impacted my life for years. As I first considered asking to be healed, I struggled with the same question you're asking. It felt a bit presumptuous to ask for something that big. However, I felt a strong impression that God was eager to bless me with what I would ask for.

D&C 46:7,9 stood out to me during this experience. It reads, "But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God, who giveth liberally.... For verily I say unto you, [the best gifts] are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me."

God's will is our happiness. So of course He cares about what we want. Problems arise when we want something that won't actually make us happy. But God is eager to bless us with our righteous desires, especially when we ask. When we ask for something and then receive it, our faith is built more than it would have been if God gave it to us without our asking.

-Kirito


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Question #89026 posted on 02/25/2017 10:04 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

You don't do recommendations on where to live but can you figure out the stats on where the best ratio of guys-to-girls are for the wards (specifically on-campus, unless you want to be an overachiever and expand)? I just don't want to do this 2 girls-to-a-dude anymore.

-What are the Odds

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Dear person,

I once lived in King Henry, and my ward had three guys to every girl. My ward at Glenwood had a 1:1 ratio, but I hear things have changed there since then. My current ward has almost twice as many girls as guys, but you wouldn't guess that from looking at who attends activities.

Unfortunately, I don't think anyone can get the information you're looking for without surveying every ward clerk in every on-campus ward.

-The Entomophagist


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Friday, February 24, 2017
Question #89009 posted on 02/24/2017 2:55 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Will you tell me about something small but good that has happened to you recently?

Love,
Vienna

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Dear Vienna,

In the last week little girls have mistaken me for both Anna and Elsa.

Also a cute guy from work told me that I have pretty eyes today.

Love,

Luciana

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Dear Vienna,

I've been sick for most of this week but my dad brought me ibuprofen and a heat pack, which has helped a lot. Also, my sister watched the first two episodes of Stranger Things with me over the weekend, and wow. I can see why everyone's been talking about it for the past eight months.

-Van Goff

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Dear Vienna,

The 80 nm slices of mouse brain I was making turned out perfectly.

Also, in church last week, someone played the first movement of Bach's "Sonata No. 1 in G. Minor" for solo violin, and it was exquisite.

-The Entomophagist

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Dear Vienna,

Well, one of my friends just showed up at my door with a plate of cookies for me this past week. 

Something else that's pretty recent is that my depressive episodes have been drastically shortened, and I've actually learned some super effective methods (for me) of how to better get through those gloomy periods. It all has to do with actually recognizing what it is I want, and better managing my life to achieve those things.

~Anathema

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Dear Vienna,

Getting to address a response as "Dear Vienna" is pretty good. That happens to be one of my favorite Owl City songs.

-Kirito

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Dearly Departed,

Tally and I get to watch Auto Surf's dog for the weekend!

-Spectre

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Dear you,

Man, Certainly is working two jobs right now while waiting for security clearance that's a required prereq to his next career step (and which takes several months). The whole thing where he works two jobs and I'm a law student means that we don't see a ton of each other, but it's kind of awesome how makes me appreciate how much I love him and how nice it is when he's around.

~Anne, Certainly (taking a bit out of the "silver sandwich." Thanks, Zuko.)

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Dear Vienna,

Well, you and a few other ward members were very complimentary of the lesson I helped teach in Sunday School today, and that gave me all sorts of warm fuzzies. So, thanks for that!

-Frère Rubik

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Dear person,

Space Camp! 

-Sheebs

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Dear Vienna,

You know what? You rock. Thanks for asking this question and making us all reflect on the positive things in our lives. I hope that things have been going swimmingly for you.

When I was puking last week, my fiance showed up with a case of gatorade and put off his homework to keep me company and watch TV with me.

Then I recovered from my food poisoning in time to go to a sleepover with my three best friends who I haven't seen in far too long, and it was glorious.

-Alta

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Dear Vienna,

My parents have been wanting to move as they near retirement, so I showed them a couple houses in Santaquin and they fell in love with one of them. They are now under contract and will be closing in April!

-Sunday Night Banter

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Dear Vienna,

I finally got a healthcare job!

Cheers,

The Lone Musketeer

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Dear Vienna,

I had a good conversation with some friends on a group Facebook chat, and I was relieved they still cared what I was up to. Maintaining friendships is hard for me, so this was a nice moment.

Hope you are doing well,

--Ardilla Feroz


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Posted on 02/24/2017 1:46 p.m. New Correction on: #89035 Just like every other girl in Provo, I'm getting married this summer. Huzzah! Anyway, I'm having ...
Question #89012 posted on 02/24/2017 9:10 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

It's pretty easy to think of stereotypical personality types when it comes to certain professions. Programmers are usually nerdy, football players are meatheads, etc. But some professions don't have any personality type that readily comes to mind. Is it because some jobs attract mostly one personality type and other jobs don't? Or is it all just perception? Which jobs do you most strongly correlate a personality type with?

-Professional student

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Dear Reader,

In part, I think different personality types by profession are determined by the way people are taught. For example, mathematicians are taught the principles of logic, and certain methods of reasoning. I've noticed even in myself that I tend to reason the same way, and even think in the same way as fellow mathematicians. Similarly, there is a specific way that economists are taught to think. Personally, I believe this holds true across all majors, and thus across different professions. 

Another reason for these similarities is that different professions may be more likely to attract people who already have a certain personality type. I.e. the same sort of people will be likely to want to work in the same sort of professions.

~Anathema

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Dear person,

Event planners are fun. Nurses are nice. Dog groomers are eccentric. Policemen love donuts. Firefighters are hot (hot as in dang attractive). Psychologists only talk about feelings. Engineers are nerdy. Artists are esoteric. Opera singers are divas. School principals are awkward and bald. 

Oh, and accountants are boring. 

-Sheebs, whose parents and only sibling are all doing/did something related to accounting


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Question #89033 posted on 02/24/2017 8:28 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is the best sport to watch?
What is the best sport to play?
What sport bests defines human performance?

-My Name Here

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Dear person,

Hockey is the most fun to watch.

Hockey is also the most fun to play.

As for the sport that best defines human performance... well, cheetahs run faster, monkeys are stronger, kangaroos jump higher, and dogs play fetch and keep away and tug of war better, and dolphins swim faster and more gracefully. So the sport that best defines human performance is probably chess or something.

-Sheebs

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Dear you,

Soccer is the best to play.

Football is the best to watch, if we're talking on a TV so you can fast forward during the boring parts.

Love,

Luciana

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Dear friend,

1) Soccer's fun to watch because something's going on the whole time without any major breaks or interruptions. With football they're stopping every couple of minutes and it's just like, what are they doing? They just stopped five seconds ago, why are they huddling again? Will this madness ever end? Soccer's a comfortable hour long and people are running around the whole time.

2) Tennis. Tennis is good because you don't need to assemble up a whole team to play it. You just need two people for singles so I feel like it's more lifelong and sustainable. You can play basketball or soccer with one or two people, too, but tennis is just so low-key.

3) Not sure if this is a "sport," technically, but I'm feeling like the Olympics might qualify. You've got Greco-Roman roots, human athleticism represented in every facet, and the celebration of cultures coming together to compete.

-Van Goff


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Question #89035 posted on 02/24/2017 1:34 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Just like every other girl in Provo, I'm getting married this summer. Huzzah! Anyway, I'm having a friend design my invitations but I need a place to print them. The style that we have is a card that opens with print on every side (except the back). Where are the best/most affordable places to print cards in rediculious bulk in the general Provo area?

-soon to be provo cliche

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Dear person,

I don't blame you for asking the Board this question, lots of places are ripoffs. Try Color Quick in the south part of Provo. This summer I drove around for a long time with someone who knew a decent amount about printing looking for decent prices and this was the best we could find. Also, they didn't charge him for things like cutting things like other places said they would. I never got to see the final product but I think he was happy with it. It has good Google Reviews, too.

-Sheebs


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