Month: June 2017

Grapes to raisins: the condensation ratio

Tutoring math, all kinds of relationships might call out to you. The tutor brings up the water loss from grape to raisin. According to one source, fresh grapes contain 1g fibre per 138g. According to another source, raisins contain 1g

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Home computer use, Microsoft Word: Thur or Thurs for Thursday

Tutoring business English, you might know of this preference of Word. The tutor shares a discovery about the abbreviation for Thursday. A few days back, I was typing on Word 2016. Thur was marked as a misspell, but of course

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Calculator usage, math: logs in variable bases with the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C

Tutoring math, you come to appreciate calculators. The tutor points out an interesting feature on the Casio fx-991ES PLUS C. Typically, the log key on a calculator means “base 10 log”, aka “common log.” What about base 7 log, for

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English, Latin: what does sub rosa mean?

Tutoring English, I constantly await new vocabulary discoveries. The tutor shares the meaning of sub rosa. sub rosa: (adverb) covertly; secretly Sub rosa, in Latin, has the literal meaning “under the rose.” Roses carried the implication of confidentiality even in

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Home computer use: Windows 7 sleep modes

As a computer user, I’m constantly self-tutoring. The tutor shares about Windows 7 sleep modes. I find my Windows 7 computer sometimes a bit groggy after it’s been idle for a while. This morning I began investigating it, and learned

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Lifestyle: strategies about making a peanut butter and jam (or jelly) sandwich

I definitely seek all the self-tutoring I can. The tutor shares some tips about making a peanut butter and jelly (or jam) sandwich. Peanut butter and jam, or jelly, is a mainstay of our culture. How many hungry people depend

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English: what does paucity mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is a perennial theme. The tutor mentions paucity. Paucity refers to a situation in which the quantity or number of an item is small, likely smaller than expected. Due to the paucity of cream in the fridge,

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SEO: how to depersonalize search results on Google

Tutoring web marketing, you might come across the idea of personalized search. The tutor delves into the world of SEO. SEO – search engine optimization – is, to my understanding, the tailoring of a website to gain search presence. Since

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English: what are ephemera?

Tutoring English, you always like to encounter new words. The tutor brings up the word ephemera. If something is short-lived, it’s ephemeral. Ephemera are items – for example, flyers or tickets – that quickly lose their relevance. Some people collect

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CSS: What is oblique font-style?

Tutoring web design, oblique font-style comes up. The tutor shows it alongside italic. Oblique is a font-style some people describe as similar to italic. This is oblique font-style. This is italic font-style. Oblique seems to slant more than italic; I

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