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47 minutes ago, The Batman said:

If you follow Sayyed al-Sistani, you shouldn't use binoculars. If you follow Sayyed al-Khamenei, it should be fine I think.

I thought it was acceptable to use binoculars to locate, but the moon must be visible to naked eye per Sayyid Sistani? Perhaps I am mistaken. 

Obviously always follow what your marja says. Don't ever take my word for it on matters of jurisprudence! I'm no scholar - I'm not even very knowledgeable.

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9 minutes ago, notme said:

I thought it was acceptable to use binoculars to locate, but the moon must be visible to naked eye per Sayyid Sistani? Perhaps I am mistaken. 

Obviously always follow what your marja says. Don't ever take my word for it on matters of jurisprudence! I'm no scholar - I'm not even very knowledgeable.

That's Sayyid Khamani'e verdict. Sayyid sistani request the visibility to the naked eye as condition of legal moon sighting

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1 hour ago, LeftCoastMom said:

Sorry, but this entire experience has been a bit like a " snow day" when I was a grade-schooler. Waiting by the radio to see which counties were closing schools in the morning....:)

So the joy of getting out of school 'cause the buses weren't running/it was below 40 degrees celcius (sometimes)/there were too many feet of snow isn't limited to rural Canada?

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3 hours ago, notme said:

Best thing to do is get out binoculars and sky charts and sight it for yourself, if possible. If that's not possible, just do your best and don't worry about it. 

It used to frustrate me, but I got over it.

For future reference, how long is the new moon visible for typically?

And which way do you look? :D

 

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1 hour ago, Shaykh Patience101 said:

For future reference, how long is the new moon visible for typically?

And which way do you look? :D

 

Toward sunset and not long.

For specifics, I look it up. 

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haven't "googled" it but i think we've been made to believe that we need dish detergents in our lives. been doing them with only water, but a lot more rubbing and scrubbing and they look just as squeaky and sparkling clean like they do with the soap. 

 

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28 minutes ago, Purged said:

haven't "googled" it but i think we've been made to believe that we need dish detergents in our lives. been doing them with only water, but a lot more rubbing and scrubbing and they look just as squeaky and sparkling clean like they do with the soap. 

 

A bit of vinegar will cut grease, baking soda will clean stuck on food, but detergent is easier and smells nicer. 

(I've been too broke to afford detergents before. Laundry, however, you can't go entirely without it, though you can use a lot less than the directions say. Baking soda and/or vinegar will clean nearly everything and can be bought with food stamps.)

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yes but that's when you leave the dishes in the sink for too long no? i mean i wash them the moment we're done eating. just like shoveling. do er when it's actually snowing or just done snowing. much easier. 

i think these detergents are mere placebos and if it wasn't for the fragrances they add to them, positive nobody would be using them. 

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9 minutes ago, Purged said:

i think these detergents are mere placebos and if it wasn't for the fragrances they add to them, positive nobody would be using them. 

Nah, the surfactants really do make it easier to clean cooked on food and grease, but you're right that if you wash them right away you don't need detergent. It makes the job easier, but it isn't absolutely necessary. Hot water and a scrub will do.

I'm assuming you don't eat many casseroles. If you did, you'd appreciate my baking soda tip. 

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@Purged @notme Ive tried washing without detergent, but i ended up with grease smears on some things (particularly on glass). I only use it on greasy pans or plates though and wash the cloth/brush i use in hot soapy water to keep them clean.

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10 minutes ago, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

Got a question for all of those who read books; how long does it take you to read a 600 page book? disregarding the genre.

Depends on how fast and for how long you read.

I can usually finish a book like that in 1-2 weeks, reading for about 2 hours a day. 

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2 hours ago, lalala123 said:

I wish Wales had won :( 

Not enough overall team talent- definitely weaker than Portugal.

Didn't they bring on a League 1 player as a sub?

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1 hour ago, Shaykh Patience101 said:

Not enough overall team talent- definitely weaker than Portugal.

Didn't they bring on a League 1 player as a sub?

In tournament football suprises are bound to happen. This Wales team (except for Bale) has no world class players, and only a few other good players (Ramsey, Robson, and Williams, among others). However they exceeded expectations and they should return home proud. Their greatest victory was the 3-1 over Belgium, a vastly superior team on paper.

I really do hope Portugal win the Euros now.

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@notme no you're right about the vinegar and soda part when it comes to cleaning dishes where food is cooked in,  and those! :) i let my wife take care of. i usually tend to the plates cups etc 

@Ruq - good point. wash them drinking glasses first. leave the oily stuff till the end. 

 

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3 hours ago, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

Got a question for all of those who read books; how long does it take you to read a 600 page book? disregarding the genre.

It all depends on the genre really. I could finish a 600 page book in a day if it's contemporary fiction. Books on islam, psychology or medicine would take weeks.

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5 hours ago, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

Got a question for all of those who read books; how long does it take you to read a 600 page book? disregarding the genre.

Density of writing, subject matter, prior familiarity with related knowledge as well as your interest and inclination on the day will determine your speed. I have spent three months reading a 700 page book recently. But if I am fully charged and receptive I can finish a 1000 page book in a week, averaging 150 odd pages a day, 2/3 hours of reading a day.

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5 hours ago, The Batman said:

In tournament football suprises are bound to happen. This Wales team (except for Bale) has no world class players, and only a few other good players (Ramsey, Robson, and Williams, among others). However they exceeded expectations and they should return home proud. Their greatest victory was the 3-1 over Belgium, a vastly superior team on paper.

I really do hope Portugal win the Euros now.

You can tell how bad the Euros have been this time (in terms of the performances of the "good" teams) by the fact that one of Wales or Portugal were going to end up in the final- teams like England, Italy, Spain, and even Austria, have been either big disappointments or extremely unlucky. And on the other side of the coin, Portugal was in the semi-final literally without actually winning a game, and performing very poorly along the way (by some stroke of misfortune almost every game I've watched has been a Portugal one- and I missed the only half interesting one, vs Hungary).

I wouldn't mind any of the three teams left winning, Portugal because their underdogs/so Ronaldo can win something and upstage Messi for once.

The biggest surprise was definitely Iceland beating England, and even more surprisingly, their ability to consistently pose a threat. Asian countries like China, with their population in billions (Icelands' is like 300,000), would never be able to do that.

By the way, did you see this?
'Iceland inflict crushing 1-1 defeat on Portugal'

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9 hours ago, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

Got a question for all of those who read books; how long does it take you to read a 600 page book? disregarding the genre.

I read about 50-60 pages per hour, depending on the complexity of the material, but sometimes it's hard to find the hours. I used to finish 600 pages in a day or two, but now it would take me weeks or even months.

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9 hours ago, baradar_jackson said:

 

That depends: are you interested in watching the entire country of Somalia starve to death?

Why the silly questions? is anyone suggesting that people who rely on goats for nourishment shouldnt be eating them?

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6 hours ago, Shaykh Patience101 said:

You can tell how bad the Euros have been this time (in terms of the performances of the "good" teams) by the fact that one of Wales or Portugal were going to end up in the final- teams like England, Italy, Spain, and even Austria, have been either big disappointments or extremely unlucky. And on the other side of the coin, Portugal was in the semi-final literally without actually winning a game, and performing very poorly along the way (by some stroke of misfortune almost every game I've watched has been a Portugal one- and I missed the only half interesting one, vs Hungary).

I wouldn't mind any of the three teams left winning, Portugal because their underdogs/so Ronaldo can win something and upstage Messi for once.

The biggest surprise was definitely Iceland beating England, and even more surprisingly, their ability to consistently pose a threat. Asian countries like China, with their population in billions (Icelands' is like 300,000), would never be able to do that.

By the way, did you see this?
'Iceland inflict crushing 1-1 defeat on Portugal'

You must realise that in the first two games of the Euros for Portugal, they played extremely well. They outplayed Iceland, and were misfortunate against Austria, and it was Ronaldo of all people that was struggling, and he was the reason to why they drew their first two games. 

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12 hours ago, Shaykh Patience101 said:

You can tell how bad the Euros have been this time (in terms of the performances of the "good" teams) by the fact that one of Wales or Portugal were going to end up in the final- teams like England, Italy, Spain, and even Austria, have been either big disappointments or extremely unlucky. And on the other side of the coin, Portugal was in the semi-final literally without actually winning a game, and performing very poorly along the way (by some stroke of misfortune almost every game I've watched has been a Portugal one- and I missed the only half interesting one, vs Hungary).

I wouldn't mind any of the three teams left winning, Portugal because their underdogs/so Ronaldo can win something and upstage Messi for once.

The biggest surprise was definitely Iceland beating England, and even more surprisingly, their ability to consistently pose a threat. Asian countries like China, with their population in billions (Icelands' is like 300,000), would never be able to do that.

By the way, did you see this?
'Iceland inflict crushing 1-1 defeat on Portugal'

England are absolutely rubbish.  They are 'disappointing' in every single tournament they play in.They are so rubbish!!

I wanted Germany to win :( 

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