Émile Jetzer

Montreal, Canada

ejetzer.blogspot.com

Age: 21

Dec
17
awarded Editor
Dec
17
revised How to apologise in French
"Désolé" is also often used, at least in Quebec province.
Dec
17
comment Usage of 'hot' meaning 'good-looking' or 'attractive'
I've only ever seen teenagers & movie characters use "bandante", though. (Not so adult after all :P)
Sep
17
comment Thermometer reading
Mercury is about as compressible as water, or any Newtonian fluid: not enough to see a difference near room temperature and pressure. Mercury is also opaque, so we cannot see the meniscus' shape. If the center of the meniscus is lowered by an increase in pressure, what we'll see is a raise in the visible mercury level.
Sep
16
comment C'est quoi le féminin de « sauveur » ?
À l'usage courant (au Québec), j'entends souvent «sauveuse» être utilisé, à peu près aussi souvent que «sauveur». Au parler le déterminant est parfois mis au féminin aussi, donnant «ma sauveur». Je ne l'ai jamais vu à l'écrit, par contre, alors je ne sais pas si un «e» est ajouté.
Sep
16
comment Thermometer reading
I don't think mercury is compressible, and therefore, that the expansion of air has any effect. The pressure of air will increase, but that shouldn't affect the mercury.
Aug
8
comment My BionX system won't work in assistance mode, and makes a weird noise
@ChrisH It is a pedal assist, and I do think it is a problem with one of the sensors; but the noise worries me a bit, and I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the wheel several time, making sure it was as level as possible, and solidly held. The only option I see is the freewheel, and I'm just hoping someone here's had a similar problem before.
Aug
8
comment My BionX system won't work in assistance mode, and makes a weird noise
@PeteH I'm in the middle of nowhere and can't afford to surrender my bike to a BionX dealer for more than a few hours, since it's my main (only) form of transportation. The bicycle works fine without the assist, I'm just frustrated that the assist doesn't work as the road is full of hills and mountains here.
Aug
7
awarded Student
Aug
7
asked My BionX system won't work in assistance mode, and makes a weird noise
Aug
5
awarded Popular Question
Mar
4
comment Comment reformuler "laisser tomber" ?
Je n'ai pas d'exemples qui me viennent en tête à l'instant, j'en ajouterai si jamais j'y pense.
Mar
4
answered Comment reformuler "laisser tomber" ?
Dec
22
awarded Supporter
Dec
8
awarded Teacher
Dec
8
answered How explicit can violence and sex be in a YA novel?
Dec
8
comment Is there a way for an astronaut to rotate?
Chris Hadfield made a video about this, where he makes a complete turn without touching anything, by twisting his body.
Oct
24
comment Why isn't absolute $0 K$ temperature possible?
I think you mean the ultraviolet catastrophy. :P
Oct
22
answered Comment exprimer « je ne présente ici que les points de plus grand intérêt » dans le titre d'une section d'un CV ?
Sep
5
comment Why does blowing on a candle put it out but sucking doesn't?
I read in a bio of Richard Feynman, about a fun question, that has a similar answer: what happens if you invert the flow in one of those rotating water sprayers? In what direction does it turn?
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