151 reputation
2
bio website imaginaryindustries.com
location
age
visits member for 3 years
seen 2 days ago

Grumpy.


Jul
2
awarded  Supporter
Oct
27
comment Why are prices published without tax in the US?
This isn't specific to San Francisco. This is basically the way prices work everywhere in the USA.
Sep
13
awarded  Teacher
Sep
13
answered What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?
Mar
3
comment How to get from downtown Los Angeles to Disneyland and back without a car?
Welcome to America, where decent public-transport services are for Commies (and parts of the east-coast).
Aug
26
comment How can I translate medicines?
@Mark Mayo - Yeah, one of the reasons I chose my username is the intrinsic paradox.
Aug
26
comment How can I translate medicines?
The chemical names can vary too! For example, what I call Acetaminophen, other places call Paracetamol. Really, the chemical name is "N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethanamide", but no one uses that.
Aug
26
comment How can I translate medicines?
@Remou - The meaning of "Drugs" is regional (and I've made myself look like a fool by not knowing this). In my experience (America, south-west coast), "drugs" used in isolation has a slight negative connotation, but it is perfectly applicable for legal medication. In fact, one of the common terms for a Pharmacy is "Drugstore". OTOH, in some places in Europe, it almost exclusively means illegal narcotics. It's probably safer to fall-back to "Medications", but don't be surprised if a doctor asks you "Are you taking any drugs", and expects you to include Tylenol (Acetaminophen).