LPT request: How to safely heat a room without electricity, no dedicated heater in very cold weather.

LPT request: How to safely heat a room without electricity, no dedicated heater in very cold weather.

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I live in New England, and we got our first round of snow yesterday. It knocked out power to about half of our town, and I don't think they will be restoring the power in our part of the town for a few more days. We have running water but no heating for the past 40 hours. It's really freaking cold in my house now, and I'm looking for ways to heat my 20x18ft room just enough so that I don't wake up with icicles coming out of my nose. I have a butane stove. Can I boil some water in my room for for about an hour in an enclosed room without killing myself (worried about CO poisoning)?

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TIL that Jim Bowie, after being shot and impaled by a sword after a duel, disemboweled a local sheriff, was shot and stabbed again and survived. For this reason, the large knife he used in the fight is called a Bowie Knife.

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TIL that Jim Bowie, after being shot and impaled by a sword after a duel, disemboweled a local sheriff, was shot and stabbed again and survived. For this reason, the large knife he used in the fight is called a Bowie Knife.

TIL that Jim Bowie, after being shot and impaled by a sword after a duel, disemboweled a local sheriff, was shot and stabbed again and survived. For this reason, the large knife he used in the fight is called a Bowie Knife. submitted by Bruce_Wa7ne
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YSK you can stop any bad guy vehicle or airplane.

YSK you can stop any bad guy vehicle or airplane.

armored and combative vehicles rely on a windshield or windscreen. they also have windshield wipers. if you get close enough you can pull the wipers away and spray paint the windshield/ windscreen and any windows with epoxy spray paint , or if you have time, coarse steel wool will scratch up the windows like no one's business. secondary tactic is to block off all points of air entry to both the engine and/or cabin. you have to know where they are at. if that fails, block off the exhaust. dont you remember the banana in the tail pipe from "beverly hills cop" movie? any radar guided equipment can be rendered useless if a brass mesh screen is overlaid on it. it renders the radio and radar ineffective. those bad guys will be at a loss. go get the bad guys!!

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What is the word for exceeding negatively?

What is the word for exceeding negatively?

I know this is a bit abstract but for example, let's just say negative cats where a thing (negative numbers are impossible to really visualise in real life as it is…). If I say that I have -10 cats in my house and if I get less than -10 cats (-11 for example) I need to buy a new cat (to restore it back to -10 cats).

Would I say if the number of cats exceeds -10 I have to buy another cat? I would say no because normally when we say A exceeds B, we're normally saying A>B.

The opposite of exceed is "fall short of OR is inadequate" but these don't really fit the definition either… Because I always think of these as "they're nearly there but not quite"

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LPT: Break up boredom and become excited about a familiar routine by switching it up and replacing something small

LPT: Break up boredom and become excited about a familiar routine by switching it up and replacing something small

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Finals coming up and dread studying? I've bought new headphones the past 2 years on Black Friday, which also happens to be right before finals. I can't wait to try them out when I study.
Don't want to eat out but bored of making sandwiches at home? I replace the cheese with something I've never tried before, such as pepper jack. New flavor combinations trick my brain into thinking it's not the same sandwich I've made before.
Can't get motivated to workout? If buying some pre-workout supplement isn't up your alley, even getting/making some new gym clothes or equipment (shoes, gloves, iPod armband, etc.) can get me pretty motivated.

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LPT: If you haven’t started defrosting your turkey there’s always next year

LPT: If you haven’t started defrosting your turkey there’s always next year
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TIL: In 2006, Mark Zuckerberg turned down a $1 billion deal with Yahoo at the age of 22 saying:”I don’t know what I could do with the money. I’d just start another social networking site. I kind of like the one I already have.”

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TIL: In 2006, Mark Zuckerberg turned down a billion deal with Yahoo at the age of 22 saying:”I don’t know what I could do with the money. I’d just start another social networking site. I kind of like the one I already have.”

TIL: In 2006, Mark Zuckerberg turned down a $  1 billion deal with Yahoo at the age of 22 saying:"I don't know what I could do with the money. I'd just start another social networking site. I kind of like the one I already have." submitted by Gherop
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YSK today is the number 1 day for alcohol consumption in the US. Drive safe and use a designated driver everyone.

YSK today is the number 1 day for alcohol consumption in the US. Drive safe and use a designated driver everyone.
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Can you use powered laundry detergent in an HE front loading laundry machine?

Can you use powered laundry detergent in an HE front loading laundry machine?

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Sorry for potato quality. Roommates bought a giant thing of powered laundry detergent, but I'm not convinced you can use it in our front loading HE machine. Wanted to check here first before using it.

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LPT: If your cat repeatedly pees in one spot like a couch or something, start feeding them in that spot.

LPT: If your cat repeatedly pees in one spot like a couch or something, start feeding them in that spot.

Cats won't pee where they eat. Downside of course is now that's where the cat eats. I have a couch that the cat liked to pee on over and over, so we started feeding him on the couch, and we haven't have a problem since.

edit: It should be said this won't work for sick cats obviously. This is just something that was an issue, and this was the way we solved it.

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