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Question #86368 posted on 05/03/2016 9:26 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

My wife and I are currently still on our respective families' cell phone plans, but we are looking to start on our own plan this summer and also purchasing new phones.

What's the best way to shop around for something like this? All of the special deals, offers, etc. get me confused. Do you have any recommendations for carriers or cell phones?

As far as cell phones go, I have an iPhone 4 which is starting to have problems, and my wife still has one of the old flip phones from back when cell phones became popular. It seems that we would be satisfied if we found a phone that meets only a few conditions:

(1) Functions as a phone (text, call, etc.) Also, I appreciate the way Smartphones do group messaging.
(2) Decent Camera
(3) Navigation app (maps)

Thanks for your wisdom.

-Sorry Charlie

A:

Dear Doctor,

I really like my Moto G. It has a pretty decent camera and it's the most unlocked of all of the Android phones, meaning that it just comes with the Android operating system and not all of the extraneous stuff of other Android phones. It also functions as a phone (obviously), and can do group messaging as well. Plus, it has Google Maps (or you could use something like Waze).

-Tally M.


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Question #86370 posted on 05/03/2016 9:26 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Has anyone on the board graduated from Bingham High School, or is this a one-sided high school rivalry dominated forum?

-How's Dallin?

A:

Dear ayatollah khomeni,

I don't think any of us really care too much about beating down on Bingham, but now you mention it...

GO WEST HIGH DON'T LOSE ALL THE SPORTS THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!!!!

Suerte,

--Ardilla Feroz

A:

Dear Ardilla,

I believe you left out a word in that final cheer. Here, let me fix that for you...

GO WEST JORDAN HIGH DON'T LOSE ALL THE SPORTS THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!!!!

-Spectre


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Question #86265 posted on 05/03/2016 9:21 p.m.
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Dear The Marauders,

Finals are over and gone! Would you go find some treasure to celebrate and report back with pictures?

-Otto Didact

A:

Dear Otto,

Prickles, left all alone in her apartment post-finals, decided to look for treasure.

Where on earth would treasure be in her apartment though?

It probably wouldn't be in her shoes...

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Nope.

How about under her bed?

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Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Under her new couch?

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Still nothing!

Exasperated, she checked in the oven, only to find...

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Nothing!

So, Prickles finally checks the freezer and finds...

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Ice cream! That's an awesome treasure.

Prickles, out.

-The Maruaders


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Question #86369 posted on 05/03/2016 8:18 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have to write an op-ed next week and I need help with a topic! so...

What is something you hope would change at BYU or Provo in general? could be about the culture or a certain rule or really anything! Thanks!

-just trying to pass writing 150

A:

Dear you,

An op-ed about the rape victim situation would be timely.

I personally would write about the ban on unusual hair colors, because I think it's totally stupid.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear Fresh-times,

Missions for women. I feel like this problem will never stop. 

Cheers,

The Lone Musketeer


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Question #86360 posted on 05/03/2016 6:12 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

BYU is doing impressive archaeological work in Petra, Jordan! Go BYU!!!!! When I went to BYU, Dr. David Johnson was in charge of the digs and research conducted in Petra, but his emphasis/project was different. Is he not involved anymore? If so, why not? Did he retire?

I know that Dr. Finlayson's original work was in Syria, but due to ISIS, she could no longer do research there. It makes sense she would join the BYU Petra project, but did she become the dig director? Did she succeed Dr. Johnson?

-Bones & Butterfly

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Dear B&B,

Though none of us have direct experience with these programs in the anthropology department here at BYU, I was able to get more information from the faculty website for the department. Yes, Dr. Finlayson is a director in a Petra project. As you mentioned, it seems like there are multiple projects going down in Petra. Her bio on the website says she directs the Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau Project in Petra. 

As for Dr. Johnson, he is not retired (as he's teaching awesome courses like Human Osteology this coming Fall, according to the registrar). His bio says he is directing the Wadi Mataha Project in Petra. Wow, lots of projects.

And finally, as for why the change of scene for the two, I'm not exactly sure. My expertise of archaeological digs and such ends here. My apologies. I'd consider shooting either/both of them an email, as they'd be able to give you more specific details on their projects, and will probably be pleased to hear about your interest in their work!

Cheers,

The Lone Musketeer


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Question #86366 posted on 05/03/2016 3:12 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

When do we find out if we received a scholarship for Fall/Winter semester?

-Brendon

A:

Dear Doctor,

Typically at the beginning of May, so you might have found out by the time this posts.

-Tally M.

A:

Dear Brendon,

I received my notification on May 2nd, so you've probably found out by now. Congratulations (I hope)!

-Frère Rubik


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Question #86328 posted on 05/03/2016 2:12 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is the LDS Church doing anything to help Puerto Rico?

https://www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight

-My Name Here

A:

Dear you,

I assume that the Church's humanitarian and welfare systems are working in Puerto Rico, as well as any areas that face problems with poverty. However, the root of the issues in Puerto Rico are going to require government action, such as i.e. debt restructuring, which isn't within what the Church does. The Church can't just pay a hospital's electric bill, for example. Those problems will either be fixed through debt relief that allows the Puerto Rican government to fund essential services, or the problems will not be fixed and Puerto Rico will have to deal with years of extreme austerity measures to come out of the financial hole. 

As long as the austerity measures are in place, I assume that the Church will do what it can to provide humanitarian relief where needed, but I'm not aware of a specific call to action when it comes to Puerto Rican aid.

If any readers know of specific Church initiatives within Puerto Rico, feel free to leave a comment.

-Zedability


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Question #86359 posted on 05/03/2016 1:59 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Editors,

Out of the Editors' Choice answers, which one is the choicest?

-Dallin

A:

Dear Dal Pal,

There are so many. I'm going to just list a bunch that I love and then narrow it down. Maybe.

Frere's bed making. I mean, look at the Pikachus!

Sheeb's Fish vs. Bugs. I just love it.

The Book of Adelaide, Chapter 1. I was a probie at the time so I felt like I was getting some stage time when she wrote this.

TEN's more than 10 reasons why video games are beneficial. It just fills my soul with joy.

Tally's new hymns. Because music is great.

Tally's and Vienna's scale of attractiveness according to scents. Not going to lie, I've referred to this several times.

Tally's Guide to Cheap College Eating. Every freshman should get a copy of this. And every college student. And every adult, basically.

M.O.D.A.Q.'s very original story. It inspires me to be a better writer.

Vienna's list of stuff to do in Provo. If you're bored over the summer and don't know what to do, just check the list.

Beds on campus. We all need them.

Haleakala's self-debate concerning immigration. It's so informative and you feel like Haleakalabama could convince you of either side of the debate.

I still can't get over Auto Surf's Cabbage bra poem.

I don't even know how yayfulness made the maps in finding the furthest location in the US from a Temple but it was amazing.

Concorde's HUGE answer about the Harry Potter world without Harry Potter. Did you know that answer has 12455 words? Or that it takes up 21 pages in a regular Word document in 11 point font with double spaces between paragraphs and single space inside paragraphs? I don't think I've written anything that long for college (on my own, group projects don't count) and she didn't even get college credit for it. Go Concorde.

OK, I need to stop. There are so many Editor's choice questions that I want to link here (like Ardilla's Pidgeon adventures or HFAC's Fishwasher or liver cleansing) but I can't go through all 45 pages of them because I would end up putting most of them on here. But I still haven't answered your question.

So without further ado, the choicest Editor's Choice answer of all is..

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Foreman's and Commander Keen's journey to the see what that one dude was doing on the corner of Walmart. It epitomizes the Board in that it was a simple question that was answered with a journey and told humorously in scripture wording. Also, it has the most upvotes out of all the questions, and always will because I'm putting a link to it here so new writers will read it and (probably) upvote it and I bet a large number of those who upvoted that question no longer read the Board so they can't vote for new questions. 

-Spectre


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Posted on 05/03/2016 1:18 p.m. New Correction on: #86363 Dear 100 Hour Board Married/Engaged or in Serious Dating Relationship Folk, Pop Quiz!!! How many of ...
Question #86363 posted on 05/03/2016 8:36 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board Married/Engaged or in Serious Dating Relationship Folk,

Pop Quiz!!!

How many of you have your spouse/fiance proof read all your academic work before you turn them in to be graded (or something similar)? Or you do it for your spouse/fiance on a consistent basis? My friend was telling me how he had his wife read everything before officially submitting a paper, and she significantly contributed to the quality of his writing. I noticed my roomie's fiance did that too. Is this a fairly common phenomenon? I need to get married... That was a joke, Luciana, I wouldn't get married for that reason. ;)

-Liquid Paper

A:

Dear Lilly,

I read Greg's stuff sometimes, but only if it's something he's been stressing out about. I didn't really have a paper-intensive semester so I didn't have a reason for him to read much of my stuff. However, I doubt I'll ask him to very often, as I tend not to read through my own work. Oops.

-Adelaide 

A:

Dear White Out,

By the time we got married, Andy and I were both very far along in our majors.  His major was physics, meaning that he wrote very few academic papers, and when he did, they would mostly consist of formulas and theories, so formatting was not a primary concern.

My major of secondary education requires much more writing.  However, Andy is not much help because (a), the things I have to write about are uninteresting to him (and to myself, most of the time), and (b), as stated earlier, he doesn't have very many chances to hone his writing skills within his own major, so he's not much help when he can stay awake through my papers.

If he had more practice and we both had more interesting majors, I'm sure we'd read more of what each other writes.

Alas, I can barely get Andy to read what I write on the Board.

-April Ludgate

A:

Dear Kumbali, 

I did once when he was concerned about a certain point, but Significant Surf is actually a much better writer than I am, so it just doesn't come up that much. On my part, I haven't had to write a lot of essays lately, and I tend to try to get things done quickly when I do. I have asked him to confirm that I'm funny on a few Board answers, though (It started with "Hey, what do you think of this?" and now it's more like "Validate me validatemethisisfunnyright?"). 

-Auto Surf


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Question #86361 posted on 05/03/2016 7 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I knew we had a series of lymph nodes throughout our bodies, but I hadn't realize that they were on our elbows (cubical). Can you show me a picture of normal/healthy cubical lymph nodes and a picture of abnormal/swollen cubical lymph nodes?

Do most people have two bumps on their elbows?

What would cause only the cubical lymph nodes (on both arms) to be swollen, but not the main ones (such as neck and under arm)?

-Hypochondriac

A:

Dear Hilly,

Here is a picture of inflamed epitrochlear (elbow) lymph nodes. As you can see, they're really only visible when there is a very big infection.

Most people do have two bumps on their elbows because of the underlying bone structure. As you can see in this picture, there is the obvious elbow bump and the bump on the side (in the diagram, it's coming straight out of the picture and there is a little notch).

As for your last question, I doubt this would happen. Inflamed elbows are pretty rare, and I think you'd definitely see some more swelling throughout your body. If it's really a concern, as your 'nym would suggest, I would speak to a doctor, since we aren't really qualified to comment on things of this nature beyond what we can find with a Google or library search.

Good luck!

-Adelaide 


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Question #86362 posted on 05/03/2016 2:48 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Don't you hate it when you find that one of your historical heroes has a sordid past? Who are your figures?

For example, I've always admired Galileo for his scientific/innovative discoveries! I still do in that regard. However, I discovered that he had three illegitimate children with the same woman (his housekeeper), but he didn't marry her (do you know the reason?). Now... I know you shouldn't marry someone just because you have a child(children) with them... And I don't want to judge him for that. But it bothers me the way he raised his daughters. I mean from what little I know, his daughters loved him and he loved them so what should I care? But it seems like he strongly encouraged them to become nuns because he viewed them as "bastard" children and unworthy of marriage. (But obviously, that's his fault!) By that logic, his son would have been categorized that too, right? But his son did not go into the priesthood and he got married. Now it's no shocker for double standards and sexism in history. It's a man's world, after all. But should we excuse it by saying "it was a different time then"?

I have a hunch that he strongly pushed them into the nunnery since he didn't want to be financially responsible for them and pay for their dowries (because of issues he had with his sisters-in-law). Is that a reasonable assessment? Sure, the daughters ultimately made their own decisions (from what we read from their diaries), but I think they were strongly conditioned by his influence. But what do I know? Does it sit well with you guys?

What notable people do you hold in high esteem, but have done something that seems outrageous and have disappointed you (besides the obvious, Martin Luther, Benjamin Franklin, etc.)?

-Carmen San Diego

A:

Dear San Francisco,

Matthew Broderick. Specifically, 1980s Matthew Broderick.

Look at this face.

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(Source)

And this one:

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(Source)

Right? RIGHT? So hunky. (Sorry, Andy. I love you too, bby.)

When I was in high school, I had the biggest crush on him. One of my high school boyfriends even looked like Matthew Broderick.  I watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off all the time.  I think my father was weirded out by the whole thing, because he and Matthew Broderick are practically the same age.

He caused a car accident with his reckless driving back in the 80s, killing a mother and her adult daughter.  He received no charges.  I understand that it was an accident, but the fact remains that he wasn't in his lane because he wasn't paying attention.

MB reportedly had an affair, even though he's been married to Sarah Jessica Parker for nearly 20 years and they have kids together.  If it's true, that's a dealbreaker to me. but I guess it's not for his wife, since they're still together 8+ years after the fact.

Come on, Ferris Matthew.  I can't very well name a future child Ferris after all of this drama you've caused, now can I? 

-April Ludgate

A:

Dear you,

First of all, look at this perfect, manly, handsome face.

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In case you couldn't tell, I'm super in love with Marlon Brando. Those are pictures I just keep on my phone. I am eternally sad that he's dead.

Based on Mormon standards of morality, he wasn't the most stand-up guy. He had plenty of premarital sex, married three times, and had 16 children from a variety of women, including his housekeeper. He admitted to affairs with men. He reportedly took drugs. He gained a reputation as difficult to work with.

At first I was a bit scandalized.

But then I realized: When you're that attractive, you can do whatever you want and I'll still love and forgive you.

Love,

Luciana


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Posted on 05/02/2016 10:29 p.m. New Correction on: #86340 I am looking for senior citizen condo complexes in Provo or Orem that are disability accessible ...
Question #86358 posted on 05/02/2016 10:24 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Are any of you familiar with Politico as a news source? Would you say it leans left or right or stays fairly centered? Would you say it's reliable and accurate? How exactly does one tell if a news source is accurate anyway?

Thanks,
I know who I'm voting for

A:

Dear Voting,

Politico is generally considered to be a pretty good news source. I know that it is read commonly by staffers on Capitol Hill (along with the Washington Post and The Hill) because it reports heavily on congressional matters. In general, it leans center right, generally with an establishment slant. I read it pretty regularly, and I enjoy it. 

In general, most well-known news sources are accurate. They wouldn't be reputable if they weren't. However, there is a difference between biased and accurate. News sources are biased in their analyses of current events, and in the different events that they report on and highlight. For example, you are likely to find different articles on the front page of the Hill then you will on the front page of Politico. You are also likely to get a different analysis in the two papers based on their opposing political slants. This does not make one paper more accurate than the other, they both simply exist in different political paradigms.

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger 


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Question #86312 posted on 05/02/2016 9:18 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What happens when a rat, bee, and a whale come into contact with a blue M&M? Although it sounds like the start of a really bad joke, I haphazardly discovered that blue M&M's have been associated with these creatures via weird web-surfing perusals.

This is what happens when a rat encounters blue M&M's: spinal injuries improved. (Attention, Pills & Pillows!)

This is what happens when a bee encounters blue M&M's: blue honey. (And Kool Aid Man Smashing through a Brick Wall was excited to know that bees get drunk in Board Question #85742 -- how excited are you about bees now?)

This is what happens when a whale encounters blue M&M's: the whale reveals itself to whale watchers. (Thought Candid non-Canadian would appreciate this and perhaps test it for us on his/her upcoming excursions stated in Board Question #86166).

So I answered my own question as to "what happens" when these encounters occur, but I have follow-up questions to these questions:

A. Rats & Blue M&M's -- so who discovered that that the blue dye (also in Gatorade) had these beneficial health improvements on the spine? What's the story behind this? If they do have some beneficial effect (and if you don't mind being temporarily blue like the blueberry girl in the Willy Wonka/Charlie & the Chocolate Factory), are there any medical tests/plans to start using the blue dyey substance on humans with spinal injuries when they arrive at the hospital?

B. Bees & Blue M&M's -- If the blue dyey substance of the blue M&M indeed has positive impacts on the body, as proclaimed by the rat/spinal cord experience, then could not someone inform the bee farmers in France to stop being so upset about their blue honey, and change their marketing scheme? haha. Or is blue honey super unhealthy? Even if it is unhealthy, I think people could potentially be interested in M&M flavored/dyed honey, right? It sounds like a novelty item to me!

C. Whales & Blue M&M's: You can save your breath on telling me that blue M&M's don't actually have any impact on whales when tossed into the ocean and it's all a superstitious "ritual," but -- can you tell me how/why this ritual got started among these Nantucket Whale Watchers? What's the origin of this probably minuscule tradition that happened to be reiterated on the PBS documentary series?

Bon Appetite!

-Ironic Chef

A:

Dear you,

A) Based on the CNN article that you linked to in the question, it appears that researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are the ones who discovered it. The lead researcher was Maiken Nedergaard. The article goes on to explain that previous research had shown that spinal damage is caused by ATP rushing to the site, and binding to a molecule called P2X7, which helps ATP to latch onto motor neurons and eventually kill them. Other research had already shown that Brilliant Blue G, a blue dye, inhibits P2X7. Because BBG is really similar to the food dye in M&Ms and Gatorade, she felt that it would be safe to inject into rats and see if it had the same inhibitory effect in an actual living organism, which it did.

As for your question about whether there are plans to use this on humans, the article states that "researchers are currently pulling together an application to be lodged with the FDA to stage the first clinical trials of BBG on human patients." This article is from 2009, so my guess is that the treatment is somewhere in the application/clinical trials process. These stages of research typically aren't very news-worthy, and the next update will probably occur once clinical trials have shown the treatment to be effective in humans, if it is at all.

B) People are really particular about their food. In fact, a large portion of the colossal amount of food waste in the US is due to the fact that we are unnecessarily suspicious of any food that doesn't look exactly the way we expect it to. That's why cheddar cheese and meat are dyed; people really like their food to be a uniform, predictable color. My guess is that people in France have the same biases. While weird colors of food have been novelty items in North America (does anyone remember purple ketchup?), my guess is that French culture is less open to unnatural novelty food items. America is fairly unique in that regard.

C) I was unable to find anything about the history of using blue M&Ms to attract whales, but considering how blue M&Ms have only been around since 1995, this seems less like "history" or "tradition" and more like "advertising to tourists."

-Zedability


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Question #86333 posted on 05/02/2016 8:54 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Okay, I know this question has been asked a thousand times, but here's the 1001st time just for you guys:

There is a girl I really like. We've been good friends for several years, and we talk a lot. I know her pretty well, I think.

Anyway, now that finals are over and I'm home for the summer, I need some ideas for cheap and clever dates. Something non-threatening that won't jeopardize our friendship if she isn't interested.

-Smitten

A:

Hello Kitty,

I know I'm probably not very qualified to answer this (or maybe I am the most qualified?) but the less likely a date is to jeopardize your friendship the less likely it is to lead to something meaningful. I'm not saying you should do something ridiculous like propose on the first date but you need to approach the date with a different attitude if you want to pursue a relationship. There's a palpable difference in how a "for fun" date with a friend feels compared to how a date with someone whose face you might smash your face into at the end feels. High risk, high reward. If you are too afraid to take the risk, my advice would be in the words of Beyoncé: "True love never has to hide."

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #86357 posted on 05/02/2016 7:54 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why am I seeing lots of car decals in the shape of a deer head, drawn with a single contour line? Is it the logo for some hunting brand or something?

-Leonard Peregrine

A:

Dear Pippin,

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You mean this? It's the logo for the Browning Arms Company, and Frère Rubik notes the logos are "all over Florida." Wikipedia notes "the company was founded to market the sporting (non-military) designs of John Browning, one of the world's most prolific firearms inventors." The company currently sells a variety of gun, hunting, safety equipment and clothing.

Suerte,

--Ardilla Feroz

P.S. Did you know? John Browning was from Ogden, Utah.


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Question #86356 posted on 05/02/2016 3:42 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm a big introvert, and social hangouts are usually not my thing. I graduated from BYU last year, and since then I've moved outside Utah to a place with a much smaller singles' scene... probably about 300ish YSAs, I would guess. When I first came here, I was determined to be social. They have FHE, institute, and even a weekly Friday night activity, and I went to them all. But, that quickly proved to be too much for my taste... and I cut back. Worse, at first people reached out to invite me to do things beyond those activities--movie nights, frisbee, etc. etc., and I almost always turned them down because I was getting beyond my social fill just from the church activities.

Well... now I'm regretting it. I've been here for a year, and recently I've realized I'm very lonely. I've started going to all the activities again, but I'm not sure how to get involved in the more casual friend hangouts when I've shut them down for so long. Any tips for putting myself back in the social scene?

Thanks!

-Introverted

A:

Dear Doctor,

Invite people over yourself. That way you get to control how often they happen, how long they go, what you do, and who you invite.

-Tally M.


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Question #86354 posted on 05/02/2016 1:48 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where do scalpers get all of their tickets? I recently went to a "sold out" event and there were a lot of scalpers out with what seemed like hundreds of tickets.

-Ticket Booth

A:

Dear Booth,

The reason the event was sold out was likely because of the scalpers. After consulting this Wikipedia page and this New York Times article, it seems that most legitimate scalpers buy tons of tickets when they go on sale and then sell them back to event-goers at their leisure (I say "legitimate" because some scalpers are selling tickets that are stolen or counterfeit). That sounds legally fishy to me, but Wikipedia says that laws for or against reselling tickets vary from place to place. The article mentions that New York City had recently legalized ticket reselling, thus creating a legitimate market and cutting into the scalpers' profits.

-Frère Rubik


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Question #86353 posted on 05/02/2016 1:40 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Question: Which would be an easier online class to take for a "non-writer", ENGL 312 - Persuasive Writing or ENGL 316 - Technical Communication?

Context: Writing is not really my thing. I have struggled with it long and hard and now I need to take one final writing class. It comes down to the option of ENGL 312 - Persuasive Writing or ENGL 316 - Technical Communication, here at BYU. I am going to take one of them and will do it online but I am worried and am wondering if one of them would be easier. Thank you,

-0lyman

A:

Dear Olyman,

I took ENGL 316 online as a semester course, and I was really happy with it. The course was well-structured and I felt it was less stressful than the same class would have been in person.

As far as deciding which one is easier, I think it will mostly depend on whether you prefer technical writing over persuasive writing or vice versa. Maybe you would use one more than the other in your prospective career and can decide that way. I would suggest looking over the syllabus for each course and comparing them, and ask around to people in your major to see if they know of anyone who has taken either of those courses and can tell you about their experience. You could also ask one of the counselors in your college; they also might be able to give you some good advice.

If you really can't decide, you could always just flip a coin.

-The Skipper


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Question #86336 posted on 05/02/2016 1:31 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

We've used gendered language for clarity only. If the answers change when the roles are reversed, please note that.

Is a wife obligated to sustain her husband in a calling if she knows he has issues that could keep him from being worthy of that calling? Or is she obligated to remain loyal to the marriage with her silence? Should a leader make his service conditional to her sustaining vote or lack thereof? Let's imagine that the couple in question have an average supportive marriage in all other respects.

-Molly and Norman

A:

Molly and Norman,

The work and glory of God is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of his children. We get to help God in this, with our first responsibility being ourselves and our second being our family. My opinion is that anyone in this situation should carefully and prayerfully do whatever is in the best eternal interest of their spouse. Sometimes allowing a spouse to serve unworthily may mean putting them or others in the way of spiritual, physical, or emotional harm. Then there are other cases, where something that makes someone unworthy to go to the temple or take the sacrament may not make them unworthy for certain callings. 

If your first question is referring to whether a spouse should give a dissenting vote in sacrament meeting, I would sensitively suggest that it should be addressed long before that point. When the calling is extended, a husband or wife with knowledge of an issue should gently and kindly encourage their spouse to consider whether they are currently worthy for that calling. If they hold the calling before the issue arises, I would suggest that sustaining them in their calling would include encouraging a spouse to resolve any issues. This will usually include meeting with the bishop, who has the keys to help with the repentance process and to determine worthiness.

Marriage, especially in the temple, is a solemn covenant between God, a man, and a woman. Being loyal to the marriage would, in my mind, mean being loyal to that covenant by supporting and encouraging a spouse in the repentance process. I also think that a leader should make his or her service conditional to their spouse's sustaining vote. Spouses are to help each other strive for eternal life, and anyone whose spouse has concerns about their worthiness should work to resolve those concerns.

I hope this helps and makes sense. A final thought would be to remember that issues of worthiness can be sensitive subjects, especially in a marriage if they involve issues with the law of chastity. Because of this, great care should be exercised in addressing them. I know that Heavenly Father cares deeply about each of His children, and that marriage and family are very important to Him. I am confident that He is eager to help all of us in our journey for perfection, and a situation like this would be no exception. Please feel free to email me at skipper@theboard.byu.edu if you have any follow-up questions or if I've misunderstood your question at all.

Sincerely,

The Skipper 


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Question #86338 posted on 05/02/2016 11:37 a.m.
Q:

100 Hour Board,

What are your favorite singles ward memes

-The Memester

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A:

Dear Memer,

See Board Question #86337.

-Spectre


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Question #86337 posted on 05/02/2016 11:37 a.m.
Q:

Hey 100 Hour Board,

What are some of your guys' favorite LDS memes?

-The Memester

P.S. The memes be too strong

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A:

Dear Memer,

Everything on the BYU Memes Facebook page.

-Spectre


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Question #86355 posted on 05/02/2016 10:17 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is your catchphrase?

--"Hey Yaga Ho!"

A:

Dear Harold,

I put a placeholder in hoping that after 90 or so hours I would be able to come up with something I say a lot but I've got nothing.

-Adelaide, who is going to have to come up with a catchphrase

A:

Dear Doctor,

"What the coffee?"

-Tally M.

A:

Dear Tino Tonitini (man, that reference takes me back a few years.  +1 to you, reader),

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Or literally anything else said by Liz Lemon.

-April Ludgate

A:

Dear Hey Yogi,

Not with that attitude. This phrase works as an actual motivational, uplifting quote and as a silly joke. 

Examples:

Girl: I could never pull off an outfit like that.
Me: Not with that attitude!

Person: I don't think I can take these classes at the same time.
Me: Not with that attitude!

Person: I'm so full, I'm can't finish the rest of this pizza.
Me: Not with that attitude!

Person: I heard some freshman complain about needing to write a 5 page paper in college. I can't even.
Me: Not with that attitude!

-Spectre

A:

Dear HYH,

I have a few. 

"It happens," and "Could be worse," occur together pretty often.

"Sounds like a personal problem" is a personal favorite.

Some variation on this when I do something weird: "Come on, I'm not crazy–well, not because of that."

-TEN 

A:

Dear You,

"That's a darn shame."

-The Skipper

A:

Dear You,

"Oh yeah!?"

and 

"Swear on the Book of Mormon?"

-Sunday Night Banter

A:

Dear Hey,

I am wont to tell my roommates to "have a good time, not be a good time" before they go on dates, so I guess that's sort of like a catchphrase I have.

-Alta

A:

Dear Yoghurt,

"It's just too much. Too much to bear."

It's actually a quote from one of my favorite professors here at BYU. If anyone knows who and emails me, we can be bestest friends.

Also, "single tear". If I'm really distraught, it'll be "double tear". There's only been one time I've said "triple tear".  

Cheers,

The Lone Musketeer

A:

Dear you,

I'm not big on emojis, so in both texting and real life I'll just say something like "sad face" instead.

Also, "that's the worst," which I think I picked up from Parks and Rec.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear Baba Yaga,

"For the love of Pete...."

"Shenanigans!"

Also this isn't a catchphrase but whenever Yapper (who served in Mexico) asks me "¿Qué honda?" (Mexican slang for "What's up?" Literally translated, it means "What's waving?"), I like to respond by listing things that wave, such as leaves, flags, the ocean, etc. 

-Frère Rubik


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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Question #86351 posted on 05/01/2016 10:55 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Bored,

Did you eat breakfast this morning?

-Your Mom

A:

Dear lafonduh,

If candy and salt and vinegar potato chips count, then yes.

--Ardilla Feroz 

A:

Dear Madre,

I had chocolate Life cereal. Always the picture of health.

-Adelaide

A:

Dear Mom,

Okay, so it was my first meal of the day and I ate breakfast foods. Does that still count if I was eating somewhere around 12:30 PM?

-Frère Rubik

A:

Hello Kitty,

Umm...

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Mommy,

I. Never. Skip. Breakfast. It's the best part of my day. Really. Second only to second breakfast, now that I think of it...

Cheers,

The Lone Musketeer


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Question #86340 posted on 05/01/2016 10:24 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am looking for senior citizen condo complexes in Provo or Orem that are disability accessible (i.e. no stairs). Independent living-- not nursing home or assisted living places. I've been looking around for months, and so far, I've only found one (Sunset Court, just off the Provo Center Street freeway exit). Can you help me find out if there are any more complexes like that one in this area?

-Drucilda

A:

Dear Drucilda,

Provo and Orem don't have a relatively high senior citizen population, so there is not much demand for senior citizen living complexes.

Would you be willing to live move further north?  There are many more available senior complexes in the Sandy and Draper area.  Many of them are a reasonable cost for a retiree living on a fixed income, and offer a number of amenities.

This website is particularly helpful.  You can decide if you want to buy or rent, what kind of property you're interested in, and choose a price limit that suits you.

-April Ludgate


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Question #86350 posted on 05/01/2016 10:18 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Bored,

Did you brush your teeth this morning?

-Your Mom

A:

Dear Shaniqua,

Praise the skunks, yes.

--Ardilla Feroz 

A:

Dear Mom,

Nope. Sorry.

-Stinky Breath

A:

Dear Mom,

Yes. Twice. 

-Frère Rubik does not mess around with dental hygiene. 

A:

Dear YM,

I don't remember anything that happens before noon on any given day, so who knows?

-TEN

A:

Hello Kitty,

Yes. Always. It'd be gross not to.

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Mom,

I brush my teeth about three times a day on average (when I'm not on campus all day and can only do it twice) because there's nothing I dislike more than tasting my most recent meal after I've eaten. This is also why I obsessively suck on mints, and all their sugary goodness probably means that I should brush my teeth even more often than I do.

-Alta


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Question #86352 posted on 05/01/2016 10:18 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Bored,

Did you tell me you loved me today?

-Your Mom

A:

Dear guilt-tripper suh-preem,

Yes.

--Ardilla Feroz

A:

Dear Mom,

I'm working on making that a true statement. 

-Child of Divorced Parents

A:

Dear Madre,

I am also working on it.

-Child of Parents Who Live on the Other Side of the Planet

A:

Hello Kitty,

By me I assume you mean my mom and not you because I'm pretty sure you're not actually my mom. And yeah, about that...

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Mom,

I love you today. 

-Sunday Night Banter


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Question #86349 posted on 05/01/2016 10:18 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Bored,

Did you make your bed this morning?

-Your Mom

A:

Dear Mom,

No. I live in the basement. Besides, you could probably guess this without much trouble.

--Ardilla Feroz 

A:

Dear Madre,

Ha. No.

-Adelaide, who wishes she was a bed-maker but because she sleeps with 5 pillows at various places under the covers, it's difficult to pull them all out just to make the bed.

A:

Dear E'lir,

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-TSG

A:

Dear Mom,

I'm guessing you don't read my answers much, do you?

-Frère Rubik

A:

Dear you,

I made my bed this afternoon...

-Zedability

A:

Dear YM,

No. Excuse: science!

-TEN

A:

Dear Mamma Ludgate,

No, but it's for a good reason.  Andy and I are both sick, so we haven't left bed all day (this is written at 11:00 PM, mind you).

Some chicken noodle soup would be nice.

-April Ludgate

A:

Hello Kitty,

Yes, actually, I did. I'm on a week-long streak right now in fact.

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear you,

I don't think I've made my bed since I moved out.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear Mama,

Yes, actually! It was by no means perfect, but I almost always at least make an attempt. It gives me a sense of accomplishment to know that no matter what other useless things I do during the day, at least my bed is semi-presentable. Didn't finish my homework? That's OK, look at my bed! Just wasted two hours on the internet? Well, at least I made my bed this morning.

-Alta probably needs a better way to measure accomplishment

A:

Dear Imposter,

If, by "make your bed", you mean pushing my blanket and top sheet to the foot of my bed in a somewhat-organized, unintentional accordion-like fold, then yes, I totally made my bed today. 

-Spectre

A:

Dear Momma,

I sleep on top of my covers. So I rarely have to make my bed. Life Hack #3. 

Cheers,

The Lone Musketeer


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