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Question #78626 posted on 09/02/2014 2 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If all priesthood ordinances are to be performed under the direction of someone that has keys, is not my priesthood basically meaningless then? I feel like I am just a proxy for that person that has keys, and without them, my priesthood has no meaning. Can you help me find the meaning in my own priesthood when I can't really make any unilateral priesthood decisions by communing with God myself and determining His will? It seems like the priesthood isn't "The Power And Authority Of God", but rather "The Right To Be A Proxy For The Presiding Authority's Power And Authority Of God."

-Priesthood "Holder"

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Dear Priesthood Holder,

There is an order to the structure of priesthood service here on earth. Everyone who holds the priesthood reports to another individual on the completion of their duties. Everything about priesthood service is about acting in proxy.  When we fulfill our priesthood duties, we are representing the Savior Jesus Christ. Having an intermediary to help organize those efforts doesn't diminish the responsibility we've been given. Everyone who has the priesthood reports to someone else. Even the prophet is bound to obey God in the course of his priesthood service. (And that doesn't necessarily make obedience any easier - remember Jonah?)

Having another priesthood leader who presides over the work of the priesthood in a particular setting doesn't diminish our responsibility to receive personal revelation. A missionary is not released from his responsibility to seek inspiration regarding an investigator merely because he has a mission president. A Melchizedek Priesthood holder isn't exempted from his obligation turn to the Lord to know what to say as he gives a blessing simply because he has a bishop. We still must seek the Lord as we fulfill our duties.

Finally, keep in mind that priesthood service isn't limited to preforming ordinances. We exercise the priesthood when we fulfill our callings, when we preside over our stewardship in righteousness, and when we serve others. Ultimately, the work the priesthood is to assist God in bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Having an ordained, authorized intermediary to help us organize our efforts doesn't diminish that great call.

-Haleakalā


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Question #78860 posted on 09/02/2014 2 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

There are two main coupon sites I follow (who both happen to be LDS, yeee!):

The Krazy Coupon Lady and Freebies2Deals

My questions are, how in the world are these ladies so up-to-date on all the upcoming coupons or sales? I realize that they act as if couponing is their full-time job (because it is. Yes, they make money doing this). Do websites happen to let them know in advance that they will be having a big sale? Do stores use these coupon sites as a way to advertise to obtain more customers? Often, it seems, these ladies will say they tried this one brand and it works well and you can get if free now! Here's how...Also, how do these ladies run across deals where they can get items for free? Like, say, Walgreens is having a sale on razors. So the couponers get an ad in the mail letting know that razors are on sale. But how do they know what coupons to combine with the sale to get it free? Like, would Walgreens send them info on how customers can get items for free (I know this is unlikely, but I don't understand how they have enough time to figure exactly which coupons get what for free when combined with sales)?

-Rose DeWitt Bukater

A:

Dear Ms. Bukater,

Companies use blogs and bloggers all the time to help them promote their products. I have a friend who writes a life-style blog and gets free clothing, make-up and food because she has a large enough readership that it is worthwhile to give her those things in exchange for her recommending the products to her readers. It is likely a similar situation with these coupon bloggers. They probably started as people who were really good at finding coupons and garnered enough readership that companies found it worthwhile enough to inform them early about upcoming sales or coupons so they could recommend those places, like, say, Walgreens, which would get more people to start shopping there. 

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger 


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Question #78953 posted on 09/02/2014 2 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Are there any online coupon services more local to Provo/Orem than Groupon or LivingSocial? I'm particularly interested in restaurant coupons. I've been disappointed with the two above mentioned lately before because they miiiiigh have one or two local options and the rest are closer to SLC, which isn't really feasible for a Wednesday night. It's especially annoying when it's a restaurant like Bajio, India Palace, or Dickey's (to use a few examples up right now) and the coupons specifically cannot be used at the Provo or Orem locations of those restaurants. There are plenty of restaurants around here, but few of them ever end up on those sites. What gives?

-hungry hungry hippo

A:

Dear hippo,

I sometimes use Amazon Local but you will run into the same issue. I think the problem comes from the type of restaurants in the area. People usually don't come down to Provo to eat at a restaurant but quite a few people will make the drive to Salt Lake to eat at a popular restaurant. Most of the local eateries here are either chains or smaller, family run restaurants than the ones you will find in Salt Lake City. 

Instead of using online coupon sites, look in local papers for specials that may be advertised, check your mail for any flyers or coupons that may be mailed out, and check your favorite restaurants' social media sites or subscribe to their email club. 

-Ms.O'Malley


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Question #78966 posted on 09/02/2014 2 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Bard,

How do you love me? Please count the ways.

-Blythe

A:

Dear Darling,

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee as a sailor loves the night;
Your eyes are as deep, your soul as bright,
It guides me home through the storm-toss'd maze.
I love thee as I love the sun and its rays
That send me comfort, love, and light;
As a good book at its story's height,
Tho thy suspense and plot have the greater praise.
I love with the respect I'd love my queen;
With the awe I grant the heroes past
Who faced distress'd distrust, yet vast
Tenacity kept them strong and clean.
I love thee as the snow falls on the green
Pure, each flake unique from the last,
Each minute with thee falls soft and fast,
Each moment a new and welcome scene.
I love thee with the trust a captain loves crew
Not to do the same, but to do the just.
Since my finest traits appear for you,
I love thee as a host loves his guest;
As a friend loves another true,
For thou art my friend, and thou art my best.

-100 Hour Bard


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Question #78965 posted on 09/02/2014 1:24 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Let's play pretend. Studio C and the Board are both families living in the deep south. They have been feuding for fifty-seven years now, but no one remembers why. Please outline some of the highlights of this feud.

-The Inquisitor

A:

Dear Wade,

I had a great story planned out but as I set out to write it I thought to myself, "Have I really reached the point where I am writing 100 Hour Board/Studio C crossover fan fiction?" The answer is no.

All you will ever know about that story is that there was to be a forbidden romance between myself and Mallory.

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Inquisitor, 

I would definitely be the betrayer who is cut off from the Board family because of my ties with Studio C and with Matt Meese. 

I wouldn't even regret it.

-Concorde


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Monday, September 1, 2014
Question #78963 posted on 09/01/2014 11 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have the cheap wii knockoff controllers that worked perfectly fine with my wii. Well, I just bought the wii u and I can't get these copycat controllers to sync with the wii u. Did Nintendo do something so you have to use their brand controllers in order to play the wii u?

-Lieutenant Yoshi, who can play with the wii pad but prefers not to

A:

Dear Shy Guy,

From skimming the message boards I determined that this was a common issue and it doesn't look like there is a fix outside of buying a new remote. You might want to try asking at Nintendo's tech support forums and posting the exact brand of your third-party controllers, though.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #78961 posted on 09/01/2014 10:12 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Bored,

A penguin flies into the Writer's Lair wearing a sombrero. Why is he there, and what does he say?

-The Greatest Auk

A:

Dear Auk,

Why does he come? What does he say?
Why did he fly to the front of the fray?
"Amigos, yo vine de Argentina
GATOSpingüinosél desayuna!"

I can't understandishI sprechen no Spanish
But tunnels, they mumble and grumble and rumble.
As soon as they start, the tremors all vanish
I realize the goings-on's something outlandish.

The penguin is calling the worms to assist.
So southward they tunnel. They turn and they twist
And hurriedly, violently carve through the crust.
They dig like torpedos—they're very robust.

In an hour of fury, they finally appear
"Worms is coming! It cannot no eating!"
CATS complains as it scampers in fear
While now-flightless penguins all raise a good cheer.

-100 Hour Bard


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Question #78908 posted on 09/01/2014 6:42 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why is it that just about EVERYTHING at Costco comes in a massive size? I mean the strawberries we brought home the other day looked like small apples, the avocados resembled dinosaur eggs, and I've seen potatoes there that could pass for watermelons other than the fact they are not the same color and texture. It wasn't just this one trip, but over a period of years I have seen this trend. Do they stimulate their stuff with crazy growth drugs or something?

-Curiously concerned Costco consumer

A:

Dear Availability Heuristic,

Costco is actually colluding with all the food growers the world over, in order to get for itself, and its super exclusive customers the very biggest produce. It is quite elitist of them.

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger 


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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I remember the main plot of Saving Private Ryan to be that since Damon's character's brothers had all died and he was the last one to continue the family name, they were looking for him to let him go home.
Does that mean that only child males with no male cousins with the same last name weren't drafted?

-Frank

A:

Dear Frank,

During WWII, every man in the country between the ages of 18 to 64 had to register for the draft. Your status of being the only son in the family did not change your eligibility to join the ranks of the US military. What you are referring to is known as the surviving brother provision, which exempted the sole surviving son of a family where one or more sons/daughters died as a result of military service. However, this provision wasn't put into place until 1948, and while it retrograded to protect families who had lost a member in WWII, it didn't do anything during the actual war. 

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger 


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Question #78899 posted on 09/01/2014 6:42 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I need your help to find a quote I read once. It's a 1-2 paragraph passage, and I believe it's written in the first person. The passage mentions a bunch of different roles one might take on, saying something like "It's not that I don't wish to be a scholar, a holy man, an adventurer, a poet, a politician" etc. (I think it includes a few words of detail for each role, not just the name as I've put here.)

The passage goes on to talk about how there are many worthwhile pursuits in life, but some pursuits are mutually exclusive, and it is better to become as good as we can be in a particular area.

This may be hard to find, but I'm hoping if you guys can't find it, another reader will be able to point me in the right direction.

Thanks,

-Jack

A:

Dear Union,

I haven't had any luck finding a quote that matches your description very well. I originally thought of this quote from Emerson:

"The difference between men is in their principle of association. Some men classify objects by color and size and other accidents of appearance; others by intrinsic likeness, or by the relation of cause and effect. The progress of the intellect is to the clearer vision of causes, which neglects surface differences. To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. For the eye is fastened on the life, and slights the circumstance. Every chemical substance, every plant, every animal in its growth, teaches the unity of cause, the variety of appearance."

But that clearly is not it.

This question, then, is left as an exercise for the readers.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #78956 posted on 09/01/2014 2:30 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Recently my wife and I watched the Jimmy Stewart classic "The Spirit of St. Louis" about Charles Lindbergh making the first successful flight across the Atlantic. This is probably not the most important knowledge, but we kept asking ourselves, where did he relieve himself during that 40 hour trip?! Obviously movies don't often depict small (but important) details like this unless it is some horror film where a teen goes to the bathroom alone and is then attacked by monsters etc.

-Bathroom in the sky

A:

Dear Sky,

You're not alone in asking that question. Lindberg: A Biography tells us that when Lindbergh gained an audience with King George V of England, the King first said, "Now tell me, Captain Lindberg...There is one thing I long to know. How did you pee?"

The pilot replied, "Now, you see, sir,...I had a sort of aluminum container. I dropped the thing when I was over France. I was not going to be caught with the thing on me at Le Bourget." This website further explained that the container received waste from a funnel hooked up to his wicker seat.

-El-ahrairah


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Question #78950 posted on 09/01/2014 12:06 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Bored,

What's you magic number?.

-Diophantus

A:

Dear Algebra,

721. I like the way the digits interact.

7*(2+1)=21
(2+1)*2+1=7

Plus 7+2+1=10 and that makes me feel happy. If you think about it a lot you'll start to notice every time it's 7:21.

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Diophantus,

100. 

-The 100 Hour Board

A:

Dear Diophantus,

Three. The single digit number is the best, but I'll take any number with a three in it.

--Maven

A:

Dear Diophantus,

That's like a favorite number, right? I like two-digit numbers that end in 9, particularly 39.

-Owlet

A:

Dear diaphanous, 

Numbers have colors. Longer numbers have a mixture of colors corresponding to their digits. 

256 is my magic number because it is the best color

–Concealocanth

A:

Dear Diophantus,

27. 27 was my sister's first bus number. She started seeing it everywhere, and now I see it everywhere. Volume of a Rubik's Cube: 27 lengths. The sum of the digits of my birth month and birth year equal 27. 2+3+4+5+6+7=27. There are 27 bones in the human hand. 3^3 = 27. That last one makes it as special as 1^1=1 and 2^2=4, which are big names in numbers. And guess what time it is as I write this? That's right. 9:27.

-El-ahrairah


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Question #78954 posted on 09/01/2014 10:18 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm looking into buying a new car here, since not having one here is getting difficult. My mom suggests getting one that has about 75 thousand miles on it, and that I apparently can it for about $6000. Doesn't seem like this is possible from my searching on various used car sites--including craigslist. Is it possible to find a car for that price and that mileage? If not, what's the most typical price I can expect for a car with that mileage? Any more car purchasing tips?

-Lady Hermione

A:

Dear Hermione,

Yes, it's possible, but it does take a lot of work and a lot of networking along with some compromise. Buying a used car is like a triangle. In one corner is price, in another is mileage and in the third is age/repair work. Sometimes you can get lucky and luck out on three corners, but most of the time you only get two corners that you really like. 75 thousand miles is a little tricky for that price, unless you compromise on the age, make or model of the car and potential repairs.

Besides hitting up Craigslist and various online car sites, I highly recommend just calling used car dealerships. They might sound more expensive, but used-car dealerships are really good at moving cars quickly, and they're great for negotiating. As a bonus, you get a much better indicator of any secret past the car might have had versus getting false information from a private seller who has more incentive to not tell the truth. You're more likely to end up accidentally buying the car of a crack dealer and discovering a hidden panel with a gun buying from private sellers than dealerships (although of course, most private sellers are upstanding citizens and will not be equipping their cars with gun compartments). 

Beyond that, it helps to read the classifieds religiously and to pick up a wide variety of newspapers from the store every week or so. Dealerships and private sellers will highlight cars there that can give you a better idea of what you want, and what kinds of prices are being asked. 

-Concorde


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Question #78941 posted on 09/01/2014 9:18 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

(Forgive me if this has been asked before; I wasn't quite sure how to search for it. I tried a few different things, found no results, and assumed it was an original questions. Feed me to the tunnel worms if I'm wrong)

So, I was talking to my mom recently, and she pointed out that most of my friends are majoring in some form of Engineering. Being a Physics major, this may not seem too surprising (the two share a lot of classes), but here's the catch: I didn't make friends with any of these people through classes. Most (if not all) of them were in my ward Freshman year when I lived in Helaman Halls. I always just assumed it was because Engineering was a popular major these days, but she thinks that we were all sorted into the same hall (Merrill) because we had similar majors.

Now, at first I didn't give this any thought; I picked my room out, after all. It's not like anyone forced me. But, then she pointed out that there were only two or three buildings for me to choose from. I assumed that this was because the others were full, but she argues that those were the only options because of my major.

So, cutting to the chase: did all of my friends and I end up in the same ward because of fate/destiny/divine will, or were we subtly herded toward the same place?

-Classified

A:

Dear Wade,

I have never heard anything about students being grouped in dorm buildings based on their majors. I'm not saying it's not possible; I just don't think it happens that way. As a physics major with several engineering majors as my friends I would guess that the reason so many of your friends are engineering majors is because there are just so many engineering majors.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #78946 posted on 09/01/2014 9:18 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I need to get a key from BYU for a room on campus. I was told to go to the Brewster building to get a key and to call ahead. The problem is that I don't know what room to go to, and I can't even find what number to call. Can one of you lovely people help me?

-Keyless

A:

Dear Keyless,

You're looking for 285 Brewster building. You can see where the building is on this map. The phone number for the Key Office is 801-422-5521. Make sure you take your key request form, BYU ID, and money for a key deposit.

--Maven


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Question #78955 posted on 09/01/2014 2:30 a.m.
Q:

I am Groot,

I am Groot?

-I am Groot

A:

I am Groot,

We are Groot.

-I am Groot


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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Question #78952 posted on 08/31/2014 10:30 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Bored,

Are we done here?

-Anxiously Disengaged

A:

Dear pointedly pointless,

We'll be doin' this, if you have a doubt
'til the love runs out, 'til the love runs out

 -OneHundredRepublic


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Question #78926 posted on 08/31/2014 10:18 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Last Monday my FHE group went to the Bean Museum and we saw a live animal show. The girl who gave the show was really awesome and cool and did a really good job. It was seriously professional. She told us that she was a student at BYU studying economics but she still worked as a reptile handler. How do you get a job at the Bean Museum giving live animal shows?

Also, I know this is super creepy but is there like a list of employees somewhere or something? I'd like to look her up and get her name.

-Promise I'm not a serial killer.

A:

Dear Promise, 

The job title for someone who gives reptile shows at the museum is "Educator" and to get a job as an educator is fairly simple. Apply when the job shows up on the jobs board (usually around April and again in August) and then interview. They prefer science majors or something applicable, but do consider and hire many other majors and types of people. Necessary skills include a lack of fear of creepy crawlies, public speaking, people skills and a drivers license. According to my sources, the bulk of the training for the job happens after you get hired, but the job is extremely competitive, with over a hundred applicants for any given spot. 

-Concorde


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Question #78947 posted on 08/31/2014 8:24 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'd really like to learn to use R. I'm interested in finding an individual who is willing to teach me the program one on one. Any suggestions?

-Banana Bread Lover

A:

Dear gross,

Your best bet for finding a personal tutor would be trying to contact someone in the statistics department to find a stat major to tutor you in R. BYU offers two classes on R, STAT 123 and 223 (these are block classes meant to be taken the same semester), and the only prerequisite is an introductory stat class. Also there are a few good online resources for self-tutoring. Code School has a very good interactive introductory course.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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