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"raysofdarkmatter"
"I think it should be fixed on either UTC standard or UTC+1 year around, with the current zone offsets. Moving timescales add a lot of complexity to the implementation of timekeeping systems and have [dubious value]( I think seasonal shifting time made sense in the pre-electric past, when timekeeping was more flexible and artificial light was inefficient and often dangerous. Now we have machines that work easily with simple timekeeping rules, and it's more beneficial to spend a small amount on energy for lighting, and save the larger cost of engineering things to work with the complex timekeeping rules, as well as saving the irritation to humans. Lighting has gotten much more efficient over time; we can squeeze out a lot more photons per unit of energy from a 2012 CFL or LED than a candle could in 1780, or a lightbulb could in 1950. There's a lot of room for improvement in how we use lights as well; as lighting control gets more intelligent, there will be a lot of savings from not illuminating inactive spaces constantly. tl;dr: Shifting seasonal time is no longer worth it."
"I think it should be fixed on either UTC standard or UTC+1 year around, with the current zone offsets. Moving timescales add a lot of complexity to the implementation of timekeeping systems and have [dubious value]( I think seasonal shifting time made sense in the pre-electric past, when timekeeping was more flexible and artificial light was inefficient and often dangerous. Now we have machines that work easily with simple timekeeping rules, and it's more beneficial to spend a small amount on energy for lighting, and save the larger cost of engineering things to work with the complex timekeeping rules, as well as saving the irritation to humans. Lighting has gotten much more efficient over time; we can squeeze out a lot more photons per unit of energy from a 2012 CFL or LED than a candle could in 1780, or a lightbulb could in 1950. There's a lot of room for improvement in how we use lights as well; as lighting control gets more intelligent, there will be a lot of savings from not illuminating inactive spaces constantly. tl;dr: Shifting seasonal time is no longer worth it. "
"math"
"t5_2qh0n"
"c69al3r"
"I think it should be fixed on either UTC standard or UTC+1 year around, with the current zone offsets. Moving timescales add a lot of complexity to the implementation of timekeeping systems and have [dubious value]( I think seasonal shifting time made sense in the pre-electric past, when timekeeping was more flexible and artificial light was inefficient and often dangerous. Now we have machines that work easily with simple timekeeping rules, and it's more beneficial to spend a small amount on energy for lighting, and save the larger cost of engineering things to work with the complex timekeeping rules, as well as saving the irritation to humans. Lighting has gotten much more efficient over time; we can squeeze out a lot more photons per unit of energy from a 2012 CFL or LED than a candle could in 1780, or a lightbulb could in 1950. There's a lot of room for improvement in how we use lights as well; as lighting control gets more intelligent, there will be a lot of savings from not illuminating inactive spaces constantly."
"Shifting seasonal time is no longer worth it."
"Stork13"
"Art is about the hardest thing to categorize in terms of good and bad. To consider one work or artist as dominate over another comes down to personal opinion. Sure some things maybe blatantly better than other works, but it ultimately lies with the individual. I personally enjoy the work of "street artists" (using quotations not to be sarcastic, but mainly because this is in a different category than graffiti and since my background is not in art I don't know what the "proper" term is , if there is one), but I do see where you are coming from. CLET tends to use the same images continuously (to a point where one could say "Is this it?") as do most street artists (I do think this term is thrown around a lot more than it should be, I agree with you there) and it can be annoying. tl;dr: Personal opinions 'n shit."
"Art is about the hardest thing to categorize in terms of good and bad. To consider one work or artist as dominate over another comes down to personal opinion. Sure some things maybe blatantly better than other works, but it ultimately lies with the individual. I personally enjoy the work of "street artists" (using quotations not to be sarcastic, but mainly because this is in a different category than graffiti and since my background is not in art I don't know what the "proper" term is , if there is one), but I do see where you are coming from. CLET tends to use the same images continuously (to a point where one could say "Is this it?") as do most street artists (I do think this term is thrown around a lot more than it should be, I agree with you there) and it can be annoying. tl;dr: Personal opinions 'n shit. "
"funny"
"t5_2qh33"
"c6a9nxd"
"Art is about the hardest thing to categorize in terms of good and bad. To consider one work or artist as dominate over another comes down to personal opinion. Sure some things maybe blatantly better than other works, but it ultimately lies with the individual. I personally enjoy the work of "street artists" (using quotations not to be sarcastic, but mainly because this is in a different category than graffiti and since my background is not in art I don't know what the "proper" term is , if there is one), but I do see where you are coming from. CLET tends to use the same images continuously (to a point where one could say "Is this it?") as do most street artists (I do think this term is thrown around a lot more than it should be, I agree with you there) and it can be annoying."
"Personal opinions 'n shit."
"Cloud_dreamer"
"Ask me what I think about the Wall Street Journal and I'll tell you about it's bland, monumental, walls of text. This isn't the deeply engrossing reading material that the bubblegum popping, paparazzi loving celebrities read in the daily publications of The L.A. Times. It’s apparent that Wall Street journal is going after that greed driven, white GOP, 50-90-or-so demographic, with its over-the-top use of big words nobody really gives a shit about (eg. “gratuitous....magilla ”), TL;DR insults and slack ass insight. Wall Street Journal misses on enough counts that not only did i yawn with boredom, i fell asleep trying to read through this crap. It may be the paper for you, but if your in the the market for a new read, i'd at least counsel you on reading the Washington Post instead, due out on stands anytime, or the Globe, which is slated for a weekly release."
"Ask me what I think about the Wall Street Journal and I'll tell you about it's bland, monumental, walls of text. This isn't the deeply engrossing reading material that the bubblegum popping, paparazzi loving celebrities read in the daily publications of The L.A. Times. It’s apparent that Wall Street journal is going after that greed driven, white GOP, 50-90-or-so demographic, with its over-the-top use of big words nobody really gives a shit about (eg. “gratuitous....magilla ”), TL;DR insults and slack ass insight. Wall Street Journal misses on enough counts that not only did i yawn with boredom, i fell asleep trying to read through this crap. It may be the paper for you, but if your in the the market for a new read, i'd at least counsel you on reading the Washington Post instead, due out on stands anytime, or the Globe, which is slated for a weekly release. "
"Borderlands"
"t5_2r8cd"
"c6acx4l"
"Ask me what I think about the Wall Street Journal and I'll tell you about it's bland, monumental, walls of text. This isn't the deeply engrossing reading material that the bubblegum popping, paparazzi loving celebrities read in the daily publications of The L.A. Times. It’s apparent that Wall Street journal is going after that greed driven, white GOP, 50-90-or-so demographic, with its over-the-top use of big words nobody really gives a shit about (eg. “gratuitous....magilla ”),"
"insults and slack ass insight. Wall Street Journal misses on enough counts that not only did i yawn with boredom, i fell asleep trying to read through this crap. It may be the paper for you, but if your in the the market for a new read, i'd at least counsel you on reading the Washington Post instead, due out on stands anytime, or the Globe, which is slated for a weekly release."
"NightlyReaper"
"In Mechwarrior Online, I have begun to use a mouse for the "turret" aspect of the torso twist/tilt and a Logitech G13 for other controls ( The G-13 has a little thumbstick that works well for WASD functions and has a little keyboard to cover all the other (limited) controls required for MWO. For modern games, I guess that's as close to HOTAS as they want you to get. For a better solution, I think that with a joystick emulating mouse inputs it would be passable, but as you said: It's presently a sad day and you have to be able to edit XML files to modify joystick input triggers and it starts becoming an occupation rather than a gaming hobby. In Mechwarrior 2, 3, & 4 I use the Steel Battalion controller and it is freaking awesome to have the three axes of torso twist, tilt, walking direction, plus a real throttle, plus real hat switches for views, plus pedals for extra speed, stopping power and jumpjet control. Not to mention the 32 other buttons and the flip cover over the eject button. Check this control map by Baron Von Pilsner ( and look at my original posts for links to my Fully Enclosed Mech Simulator on Mechwarrior Online's forums for details. TL/DR: Yes, Joysticks in modern games have apparently become passe unless you are playing a flight sim and that sucks."
"In Mechwarrior Online, I have begun to use a mouse for the "turret" aspect of the torso twist/tilt and a Logitech G13 for other controls ( The G-13 has a little thumbstick that works well for WASD functions and has a little keyboard to cover all the other (limited) controls required for MWO. For modern games, I guess that's as close to HOTAS as they want you to get. For a better solution, I think that with a joystick emulating mouse inputs it would be passable, but as you said: It's presently a sad day and you have to be able to edit XML files to modify joystick input triggers and it starts becoming an occupation rather than a gaming hobby. In Mechwarrior 2, 3, & 4 I use the Steel Battalion controller and it is freaking awesome to have the three axes of torso twist, tilt, walking direction, plus a real throttle, plus real hat switches for views, plus pedals for extra speed, stopping power and jumpjet control. Not to mention the 32 other buttons and the flip cover over the eject button. Check this control map by Baron Von Pilsner ( and look at my original posts for links to my Fully Enclosed Mech Simulator on Mechwarrior Online's forums for details. TL/DR: Yes, Joysticks in modern games have apparently become passe unless you are playing a flight sim and that sucks. "
"gamingpc"
"t5_2sq2y"
"c8onqew"
"In Mechwarrior Online, I have begun to use a mouse for the "turret" aspect of the torso twist/tilt and a Logitech G13 for other controls ( The G-13 has a little thumbstick that works well for WASD functions and has a little keyboard to cover all the other (limited) controls required for MWO. For modern games, I guess that's as close to HOTAS as they want you to get. For a better solution, I think that with a joystick emulating mouse inputs it would be passable, but as you said: It's presently a sad day and you have to be able to edit XML files to modify joystick input triggers and it starts becoming an occupation rather than a gaming hobby. In Mechwarrior 2, 3, & 4 I use the Steel Battalion controller and it is freaking awesome to have the three axes of torso twist, tilt, walking direction, plus a real throttle, plus real hat switches for views, plus pedals for extra speed, stopping power and jumpjet control. Not to mention the 32 other buttons and the flip cover over the eject button. Check this control map by Baron Von Pilsner ( and look at my original posts for links to my Fully Enclosed Mech Simulator on Mechwarrior Online's forums for details."
"Yes, Joysticks in modern games have apparently become passe unless you are playing a flight sim and that sucks."
"NuffZetPand0ra"
"You are talking about the Charsi imbue, right? Or a cube upgrade? If we are talking Charsi imbue, you can only imbue WHITE items. This includes superior, but they will not neccesarily be superior after imbuing (they get random base-modifications). Bloodfist and Gorefoot are both uniques (gold), and therefore not eligible for imbuing. When you imbue, the item level matters (the item level is hidden). The item is the same level as the monster who dropped it. That means, that the higher level the monster who dropped it, the more stats is available on that item. It is important to note that an item doesn't neccesarily use all it's stat potential. This means that the same item dropped in a1 and a2 can has the possibility of some very different outcomes. After the imbue, the item can be as good as if the monster itself had dropped a rare (yellow) item. Imbued weapons will always turn out as rare items. To answer your question, you should just progress like you are now, fighting the hardest monsters you can. When a potential good white item appears, try to imbue that. Class specifiq items has a better chance to give +skills to your class. Circlets has the higest bonuses regarding yellow items. And you can get an extra base stat advantage by using exceoptional (nightmare) items, which will drop in a4-5 from time to time. You can check out monster levels, and item qualities (normal, exceptional, elite) on arreat summit ofc. :) EDIT (forgot infoz): In cases of imbue-eligible items with base bonuses (maces, wands, staffs and class specifique items, and any other item with +skills etc.) will loose their current bonuses due to the base item reroll. They can get extra skills from the base item AND the rarity class. Say, if you imbue a staff with +1 fireball, it will reroll that base staff. It might turn out with a staff with +1 icebolt and +1 warmth, and then you add the bonuses the rarity would give you, lets say +1 icebolt and +1 fireball. Then your +1 fireball staff will have turned into a +2 icebolt +1 fireball staff. It might as well turn into any other staff allowed by it's item lvl though. As far as I recall, weapon damage and defense values are not rerolled. I am not 100% positive on this though. Haven't played d2 for a looong time :P TLDR: Class only items dropped from high-lvl monsters."
"You are talking about the Charsi imbue, right? Or a cube upgrade? If we are talking Charsi imbue, you can only imbue WHITE items. This includes superior, but they will not neccesarily be superior after imbuing (they get random base-modifications). Bloodfist and Gorefoot are both uniques (gold), and therefore not eligible for imbuing. When you imbue, the item level matters (the item level is hidden). The item is the same level as the monster who dropped it. That means, that the higher level the monster who dropped it, the more stats is available on that item. It is important to note that an item doesn't neccesarily use all it's stat potential. This means that the same item dropped in a1 and a2 can has the possibility of some very different outcomes. After the imbue, the item can be as good as if the monster itself had dropped a rare (yellow) item. Imbued weapons will always turn out as rare items. To answer your question, you should just progress like you are now, fighting the hardest monsters you can. When a potential good white item appears, try to imbue that. Class specifiq items has a better chance to give +skills to your class. Circlets has the higest bonuses regarding yellow items. And you can get an extra base stat advantage by using exceoptional (nightmare) items, which will drop in a4-5 from time to time. You can check out monster levels, and item qualities (normal, exceptional, elite) on arreat summit ofc. :) EDIT (forgot infoz): In cases of imbue-eligible items with base bonuses (maces, wands, staffs and class specifique items, and any other item with +skills etc.) will loose their current bonuses due to the base item reroll. They can get extra skills from the base item AND the rarity class. Say, if you imbue a staff with +1 fireball, it will reroll that base staff. It might turn out with a staff with +1 icebolt and +1 warmth, and then you add the bonuses the rarity would give you, lets say +1 icebolt and +1 fireball. Then your +1 fireball staff will have turned into a +2 icebolt +1 fireball staff. It might as well turn into any other staff allowed by it's item lvl though. As far as I recall, weapon damage and defense values are not rerolled. I am not 100% positive on this though. Haven't played d2 for a looong time :P TLDR: Class only items dropped from high-lvl monsters. "
"Diablo"
"t5_2qore"
"c6acxvc"
"You are talking about the Charsi imbue, right? Or a cube upgrade? If we are talking Charsi imbue, you can only imbue WHITE items. This includes superior, but they will not neccesarily be superior after imbuing (they get random base-modifications). Bloodfist and Gorefoot are both uniques (gold), and therefore not eligible for imbuing. When you imbue, the item level matters (the item level is hidden). The item is the same level as the monster who dropped it. That means, that the higher level the monster who dropped it, the more stats is available on that item. It is important to note that an item doesn't neccesarily use all it's stat potential. This means that the same item dropped in a1 and a2 can has the possibility of some very different outcomes. After the imbue, the item can be as good as if the monster itself had dropped a rare (yellow) item. Imbued weapons will always turn out as rare items. To answer your question, you should just progress like you are now, fighting the hardest monsters you can. When a potential good white item appears, try to imbue that. Class specifiq items has a better chance to give +skills to your class. Circlets has the higest bonuses regarding yellow items. And you can get an extra base stat advantage by using exceoptional (nightmare) items, which will drop in a4-5 from time to time. You can check out monster levels, and item qualities (normal, exceptional, elite) on arreat summit ofc. :) EDIT (forgot infoz): In cases of imbue-eligible items with base bonuses (maces, wands, staffs and class specifique items, and any other item with +skills etc.) will loose their current bonuses due to the base item reroll. They can get extra skills from the base item AND the rarity class. Say, if you imbue a staff with +1 fireball, it will reroll that base staff. It might turn out with a staff with +1 icebolt and +1 warmth, and then you add the bonuses the rarity would give you, lets say +1 icebolt and +1 fireball. Then your +1 fireball staff will have turned into a +2 icebolt +1 fireball staff. It might as well turn into any other staff allowed by it's item lvl though. As far as I recall, weapon damage and defense values are not rerolled. I am not 100% positive on this though. Haven't played d2 for a looong time :P"
"Class only items dropped from high-lvl monsters."
"beatlecreedcabaret"
"All but one of my nails were in the ballpark of 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" long when my ring finger nail broke to the quick on Monday! It was the second break on the same hand in about a month, so I finally had to get compulsive and make all the nails the same length! I probably cut off more than half the length of the free edge. As a side note, I used to be a **serious** nail biter all through my childhood and high school. I have had occasional relapses in my adulthood as well, but the point I'm trying to make is that my nail beds are *really* short, and I think my nails that short show about 1/8" of my fingertips and look so sad! TL;DR: OPI Nail Envy!"
"All but one of my nails were in the ballpark of 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" long when my ring finger nail broke to the quick on Monday! It was the second break on the same hand in about a month, so I finally had to get compulsive and make all the nails the same length! I probably cut off more than half the length of the free edge. As a side note, I used to be a serious nail biter all through my childhood and high school. I have had occasional relapses in my adulthood as well, but the point I'm trying to make is that my nail beds are really short, and I think my nails that short show about 1/8" of my fingertips and look so sad! TL;DR: OPI Nail Envy! "
"RedditLaqueristas"
"t5_2se5q"
"c6ahuc4"
"All but one of my nails were in the ballpark of 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" long when my ring finger nail broke to the quick on Monday! It was the second break on the same hand in about a month, so I finally had to get compulsive and make all the nails the same length! I probably cut off more than half the length of the free edge. As a side note, I used to be a serious nail biter all through my childhood and high school. I have had occasional relapses in my adulthood as well, but the point I'm trying to make is that my nail beds are really short, and I think my nails that short show about 1/8" of my fingertips and look so sad!"
"OPI Nail Envy!"
"nobodysdiary"
"I could give a shit about turn by turn directions because I never drive and the new maps doesn't have ANY public transportation directions which is just complete bullshit -- especially for a company that is supposedly "green" conscious. I know Apple and others have said that you can just get a 3rd party app, but to be honest I haven't found one for NYC Metro area that is as fast and complete as iOS5 Maps. It has integrated bus routes/schedules and train schedules and as someone else pointed out in another thread about this subject, you will need another 3rd party app if you go to a city other than your own, instead of easily being able to get directions as you travel. I would also argue that since NYC of all places has a pretty shitty selection of 3rd party options, that the available options in other smaller major cities would be significantly shittier. **TL;DR** - I don't drive like *most* people in major cities, and need public transit directions integrated in iOS6 Maps. "
"I could give a shit about turn by turn directions because I never drive and the new maps doesn't have ANY public transportation directions which is just complete bullshit -- especially for a company that is supposedly "green" conscious. I know Apple and others have said that you can just get a 3rd party app, but to be honest I haven't found one for NYC Metro area that is as fast and complete as iOS5 Maps. It has integrated bus routes/schedules and train schedules and as someone else pointed out in another thread about this subject, you will need another 3rd party app if you go to a city other than your own, instead of easily being able to get directions as you travel. I would also argue that since NYC of all places has a pretty shitty selection of 3rd party options, that the available options in other smaller major cities would be significantly shittier. TL;DR - I don't drive like most people in major cities, and need public transit directions integrated in iOS6 Maps. "
"apple"
"t5_2qh1f"
"c6aggux"
"I could give a shit about turn by turn directions because I never drive and the new maps doesn't have ANY public transportation directions which is just complete bullshit -- especially for a company that is supposedly "green" conscious. I know Apple and others have said that you can just get a 3rd party app, but to be honest I haven't found one for NYC Metro area that is as fast and complete as iOS5 Maps. It has integrated bus routes/schedules and train schedules and as someone else pointed out in another thread about this subject, you will need another 3rd party app if you go to a city other than your own, instead of easily being able to get directions as you travel. I would also argue that since NYC of all places has a pretty shitty selection of 3rd party options, that the available options in other smaller major cities would be significantly shittier."
"I don't drive like most people in major cities, and need public transit directions integrated in iOS6 Maps."
"chrom_ed"
"So you're saying "try it, I might not mind losing access to directions that follow my only available mode of transportation (public)"? This isn't a it might be ok but some people don't like it issue like Siri not listening to you *well*. This is removing an entire function that I use all the time. It's not worth it and I won't be upgrading. Especially since they still haven't provided a feature that lets you roll anything back to a previous version (which just boggles my mind). If have to roll everything back using a backup of it turned out that, yes, I really can't find my way through the maze of subways, busses, and trains that make up the greater NY area with a combination of 3D flyovers, luck, and *magic*. Tl;dr you don't seem to understand what's going on here. "
"So you're saying "try it, I might not mind losing access to directions that follow my only available mode of transportation (public)"? This isn't a it might be ok but some people don't like it issue like Siri not listening to you well . This is removing an entire function that I use all the time. It's not worth it and I won't be upgrading. Especially since they still haven't provided a feature that lets you roll anything back to a previous version (which just boggles my mind). If have to roll everything back using a backup of it turned out that, yes, I really can't find my way through the maze of subways, busses, and trains that make up the greater NY area with a combination of 3D flyovers, luck, and magic . Tl;dr you don't seem to understand what's going on here. "
"apple"
"t5_2qh1f"
"c6agxtv"
"So you're saying "try it, I might not mind losing access to directions that follow my only available mode of transportation (public)"? This isn't a it might be ok but some people don't like it issue like Siri not listening to you well . This is removing an entire function that I use all the time. It's not worth it and I won't be upgrading. Especially since they still haven't provided a feature that lets you roll anything back to a previous version (which just boggles my mind). If have to roll everything back using a backup of it turned out that, yes, I really can't find my way through the maze of subways, busses, and trains that make up the greater NY area with a combination of 3D flyovers, luck, and magic ."
"you don't seem to understand what's going on here."
"gadzookfilms"
"I love this idea and most definitely want to help. I have a few concerns though. My primary concern is that of financing. Making movies isn't free as we all know. It's fine to work on one or two volunteer projects for fun and to build interest and community but somewhere down the line it must be made sustainable. Otherwise the turnover rate of artists skyrockets. My secondary concern is keeping this as open, transparent, and democratic as possible. Reddit's strength is in the hive, for better or worse, and I'd hate to relegate decisions to a few of us who happen to live in LA. From the get-go this needs to be a global initiative. So yeah, getting out of that SoCal bubble is key. TL;DR - How we make money? How we involve everyone, yo?"
"I love this idea and most definitely want to help. I have a few concerns though. My primary concern is that of financing. Making movies isn't free as we all know. It's fine to work on one or two volunteer projects for fun and to build interest and community but somewhere down the line it must be made sustainable. Otherwise the turnover rate of artists skyrockets. My secondary concern is keeping this as open, transparent, and democratic as possible. Reddit's strength is in the hive, for better or worse, and I'd hate to relegate decisions to a few of us who happen to live in LA. From the get-go this needs to be a global initiative. So yeah, getting out of that SoCal bubble is key. TL;DR - How we make money? How we involve everyone, yo? "
"RedditFilmsProduction"
"t5_2v33h"
"c6asb7p"
"I love this idea and most definitely want to help. I have a few concerns though. My primary concern is that of financing. Making movies isn't free as we all know. It's fine to work on one or two volunteer projects for fun and to build interest and community but somewhere down the line it must be made sustainable. Otherwise the turnover rate of artists skyrockets. My secondary concern is keeping this as open, transparent, and democratic as possible. Reddit's strength is in the hive, for better or worse, and I'd hate to relegate decisions to a few of us who happen to live in LA. From the get-go this needs to be a global initiative. So yeah, getting out of that SoCal bubble is key."
"How we make money? How we involve everyone, yo?"
"iamacannibal"
"Theres an entire small town under the lake by my house. I'll try and get up there soon to take pictures. the lake should be pretty empty right now. Usually is at the end of summer and before rainy season. It's actually pretty close to Shaver lake. Lake Kaweah in CA. I don't remember the story well but they either made the lake or made it bigger and the town had to be moved. didnt take down the buildings and once in a while you can see them sticking up a bit out of the water. I think the area use to just be a river. a decent part of the Central Valley use to be a lake because of all of the rivers flowing in. Shaver might be from this too. blocking off the rivers to dry up the valley. Not sure though. this is what it use to be. Tulare Lake. Biggest lake on the west side of the Mississippi river. Now the valley is dried up but has some of the best soil for crops in the world. TL;DR: I'll try and get some similar shots from lake Kaweah next time I'm up there because there is an entire small town under the lake. "
"Theres an entire small town under the lake by my house. I'll try and get up there soon to take pictures. the lake should be pretty empty right now. Usually is at the end of summer and before rainy season. It's actually pretty close to Shaver lake. Lake Kaweah in CA. I don't remember the story well but they either made the lake or made it bigger and the town had to be moved. didnt take down the buildings and once in a while you can see them sticking up a bit out of the water. I think the area use to just be a river. a decent part of the Central Valley use to be a lake because of all of the rivers flowing in. Shaver might be from this too. blocking off the rivers to dry up the valley. Not sure though. this is what it use to be. Tulare Lake. Biggest lake on the west side of the Mississippi river. Now the valley is dried up but has some of the best soil for crops in the world. TL;DR: I'll try and get some similar shots from lake Kaweah next time I'm up there because there is an entire small town under the lake. "
"AbandonedPorn"
"t5_2sh6t"
"c6aveyw"
"Theres an entire small town under the lake by my house. I'll try and get up there soon to take pictures. the lake should be pretty empty right now. Usually is at the end of summer and before rainy season. It's actually pretty close to Shaver lake. Lake Kaweah in CA. I don't remember the story well but they either made the lake or made it bigger and the town had to be moved. didnt take down the buildings and once in a while you can see them sticking up a bit out of the water. I think the area use to just be a river. a decent part of the Central Valley use to be a lake because of all of the rivers flowing in. Shaver might be from this too. blocking off the rivers to dry up the valley. Not sure though. this is what it use to be. Tulare Lake. Biggest lake on the west side of the Mississippi river. Now the valley is dried up but has some of the best soil for crops in the world."
"I'll try and get some similar shots from lake Kaweah next time I'm up there because there is an entire small town under the lake."
"splagaticusxoxo97"
"FALSE. Evidence: Wolfman is a man with hair all over his face due to a gentic disorder. Wolfboy is a boy all over his face due to the same disorder, and guess the fuck what man WOLFBOY IS WOLFMANS SON AND THE GENE WAS PASSED DOWN, AND IT WILL SPREAD UNTIL WE BECOME A POPULATION OF WOLFPEOPLE, AND BEING A GINGER WOLF WILL BE COOL, BECAUSE LETS FACE IT IF YOU SAW A RED FUCKIN TIMBERWOLF YOU WOULD THINK THATS COLL AS SHIT. WHEN YOU SEE THAT SHIT, You'd probably think "EHHHH GET ME OUT OF HERE GUYS THATS A RED FUCKIN TIMBER WOLF, EITHER IT WAS BORN WITH RED HAIR, OR THATS THE BLOOD OF ALL ITS VICTIMS STAINED INTO ITS COAT!" **~~TL;DR dont fuck with red timber wolves "
"FALSE. Evidence: Wolfman is a man with hair all over his face due to a gentic disorder. Wolfboy is a boy all over his face due to the same disorder, and guess the fuck what man WOLFBOY IS WOLFMANS SON AND THE GENE WAS PASSED DOWN, AND IT WILL SPREAD UNTIL WE BECOME A POPULATION OF WOLFPEOPLE, AND BEING A GINGER WOLF WILL BE COOL, BECAUSE LETS FACE IT IF YOU SAW A RED FUCKIN TIMBERWOLF YOU WOULD THINK THATS COLL AS SHIT. WHEN YOU SEE THAT SHIT, You'd probably think "EHHHH GET ME OUT OF HERE GUYS THATS A RED FUCKIN TIMBER WOLF, EITHER IT WAS BORN WITH RED HAIR, OR THATS THE BLOOD OF ALL ITS VICTIMS STAINED INTO ITS COAT!" **~~TL;DR dont fuck with red timber wolves "
"atheism"
"t5_2qh2p"
"c6bacqq"
"FALSE. Evidence: Wolfman is a man with hair all over his face due to a gentic disorder. Wolfboy is a boy all over his face due to the same disorder, and guess the fuck what man WOLFBOY IS WOLFMANS SON AND THE GENE WAS PASSED DOWN, AND IT WILL SPREAD UNTIL WE BECOME A POPULATION OF WOLFPEOPLE, AND BEING A GINGER WOLF WILL BE COOL, BECAUSE LETS FACE IT IF YOU SAW A RED FUCKIN TIMBERWOLF YOU WOULD THINK THATS COLL AS SHIT. WHEN YOU SEE THAT SHIT, You'd probably think "EHHHH GET ME OUT OF HERE GUYS THATS A RED FUCKIN TIMBER WOLF, EITHER IT WAS BORN WITH RED HAIR, OR THATS THE BLOOD OF ALL ITS VICTIMS STAINED INTO ITS COAT!" **~~"
"dont fuck with red timber wolves"
"orthzar"
"If the number of sides of any circle => 4, then yes. tldr no"
"If the number of sides of any circle => 4, then yes. tldr no "
"quotes"
"t5_2qhdx"
"c6b83kp"
"If the number of sides of any circle => 4, then yes."
"no"
"phyzishy"
"Yeah, but most folks think avoiding gluten will cause them to become thin. Thats why I call it a fad. A woman I know once fell asleep after eating a large cheeseburger. She believed her sleep was caused by the gluten in the bun, and now she goes around telling people shes borderlime celiacs. Funny thing is I have seen her unknowingly eat foods PACKED with gluten since the whole cheeseburger incident without any trouble. Tldr: stupid stuff."
"Yeah, but most folks think avoiding gluten will cause them to become thin. Thats why I call it a fad. A woman I know once fell asleep after eating a large cheeseburger. She believed her sleep was caused by the gluten in the bun, and now she goes around telling people shes borderlime celiacs. Funny thing is I have seen her unknowingly eat foods PACKED with gluten since the whole cheeseburger incident without any trouble. Tldr: stupid stuff. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6b52m8"
"Yeah, but most folks think avoiding gluten will cause them to become thin. Thats why I call it a fad. A woman I know once fell asleep after eating a large cheeseburger. She believed her sleep was caused by the gluten in the bun, and now she goes around telling people shes borderlime celiacs. Funny thing is I have seen her unknowingly eat foods PACKED with gluten since the whole cheeseburger incident without any trouble."
"stupid stuff."
"Wheelman"
"As an entrepreneur/freelancer (especially a successful one) a good CPA can really really help you out. They can find lots of deductions and credits that you're eligible for AS WELL AS keeping you out of trouble with the IRS. The last thing you want is to find out 2 years from now that someone on reddit told you something and you listened, didn't pay something until later, and end up with an audit and a lot of penalties. TL;DR - get a good CPA - they aren't that expensive but are 100% worth it "
"As an entrepreneur/freelancer (especially a successful one) a good CPA can really really help you out. They can find lots of deductions and credits that you're eligible for AS WELL AS keeping you out of trouble with the IRS. The last thing you want is to find out 2 years from now that someone on reddit told you something and you listened, didn't pay something until later, and end up with an audit and a lot of penalties. TL;DR - get a good CPA - they aren't that expensive but are 100% worth it "
"personalfinance"
"t5_2qstm"
"c6b34c2"
"As an entrepreneur/freelancer (especially a successful one) a good CPA can really really help you out. They can find lots of deductions and credits that you're eligible for AS WELL AS keeping you out of trouble with the IRS. The last thing you want is to find out 2 years from now that someone on reddit told you something and you listened, didn't pay something until later, and end up with an audit and a lot of penalties."
"get a good CPA - they aren't that expensive but are 100% worth it"
"slagahthor"
"i guess the way I tell it is off. Here is some back story- the dog was left outside with no shelter or food for most of the day to "train it to be a coon hound". (I lived by really country folks). When I came upon it that night, it had been bit by a unidentifiable snake and was beat for it, then was fed table scraps ( a half of a baked potato was put in his bowl). I was walking into the sliding door and said "Hey Pup!" and patted him on the head. At that point I was bitten and grabbed, as you know those jaws are bred for, I am sure. The only family member he would listen to was the youngest child and he was not there. I had 3 grown men remove the dog and say," I am so sorry- we keep him hungry so he will hunt better, and keep him outdoors so he will be acclimated to all weather. I did not blame the dog. That was his life; how he was brought up. I blamed the father of my friend who owned him who disregarded the dog as a pet and trained him in a small backyard with children to fight, hunt, starve and get rained on, etc. The poor dog had to be quarantined for a few days because of the supposed snake bite encounter, and I got threats from the owner saying I roughed up his dog and got him going, which i most certainly did not. I lost 2 friends that night (they were also sons of the dog owner), had ER bills and a permanent scar. But no, I know that was the way that poor guy was raised. I have known to many nana pits and papa pits that I know for a fact that it was due to neglect and ego that the dog acted that way. TLDR: Dog neglected for sport, stranger danger ensues."
"i guess the way I tell it is off. Here is some back story- the dog was left outside with no shelter or food for most of the day to "train it to be a coon hound". (I lived by really country folks). When I came upon it that night, it had been bit by a unidentifiable snake and was beat for it, then was fed table scraps ( a half of a baked potato was put in his bowl). I was walking into the sliding door and said "Hey Pup!" and patted him on the head. At that point I was bitten and grabbed, as you know those jaws are bred for, I am sure. The only family member he would listen to was the youngest child and he was not there. I had 3 grown men remove the dog and say," I am so sorry- we keep him hungry so he will hunt better, and keep him outdoors so he will be acclimated to all weather. I did not blame the dog. That was his life; how he was brought up. I blamed the father of my friend who owned him who disregarded the dog as a pet and trained him in a small backyard with children to fight, hunt, starve and get rained on, etc. The poor dog had to be quarantined for a few days because of the supposed snake bite encounter, and I got threats from the owner saying I roughed up his dog and got him going, which i most certainly did not. I lost 2 friends that night (they were also sons of the dog owner), had ER bills and a permanent scar. But no, I know that was the way that poor guy was raised. I have known to many nana pits and papa pits that I know for a fact that it was due to neglect and ego that the dog acted that way. TLDR: Dog neglected for sport, stranger danger ensues. "
"Animals"
"t5_2qi0c"
"c6b9gqo"
"i guess the way I tell it is off. Here is some back story- the dog was left outside with no shelter or food for most of the day to "train it to be a coon hound". (I lived by really country folks). When I came upon it that night, it had been bit by a unidentifiable snake and was beat for it, then was fed table scraps ( a half of a baked potato was put in his bowl). I was walking into the sliding door and said "Hey Pup!" and patted him on the head. At that point I was bitten and grabbed, as you know those jaws are bred for, I am sure. The only family member he would listen to was the youngest child and he was not there. I had 3 grown men remove the dog and say," I am so sorry- we keep him hungry so he will hunt better, and keep him outdoors so he will be acclimated to all weather. I did not blame the dog. That was his life; how he was brought up. I blamed the father of my friend who owned him who disregarded the dog as a pet and trained him in a small backyard with children to fight, hunt, starve and get rained on, etc. The poor dog had to be quarantined for a few days because of the supposed snake bite encounter, and I got threats from the owner saying I roughed up his dog and got him going, which i most certainly did not. I lost 2 friends that night (they were also sons of the dog owner), had ER bills and a permanent scar. But no, I know that was the way that poor guy was raised. I have known to many nana pits and papa pits that I know for a fact that it was due to neglect and ego that the dog acted that way."
"Dog neglected for sport, stranger danger ensues."
"Perservere"
"Didn't they lose 6 games in a row? Just because you're close for some of the games doesn't mean that you're not a lot weaker than that team. I **love** Arkansas razorbacks football. 2 years (i think) we lost to Alabama and LSU by a field goal that we missed from less than 40 yards. This year we lost to Alabam 52-0. Our team isnt' young and we we're ranked 8. Our quarterback did get injured against UL monroe, but that doesn't make up 49 points. TL;DR just because you're close "at times" doesn't mean you didn't get stomped in a best of 5 that you lost 6 games in."
"Didn't they lose 6 games in a row? Just because you're close for some of the games doesn't mean that you're not a lot weaker than that team. I love Arkansas razorbacks football. 2 years (i think) we lost to Alabama and LSU by a field goal that we missed from less than 40 yards. This year we lost to Alabam 52-0. Our team isnt' young and we we're ranked 8. Our quarterback did get injured against UL monroe, but that doesn't make up 49 points. TL;DR just because you're close "at times" doesn't mean you didn't get stomped in a best of 5 that you lost 6 games in. "
"leagueoflegends"
"t5_2rfxx"
"c6bftvc"
"Didn't they lose 6 games in a row? Just because you're close for some of the games doesn't mean that you're not a lot weaker than that team. I love Arkansas razorbacks football. 2 years (i think) we lost to Alabama and LSU by a field goal that we missed from less than 40 yards. This year we lost to Alabam 52-0. Our team isnt' young and we we're ranked 8. Our quarterback did get injured against UL monroe, but that doesn't make up 49 points."
"just because you're close "at times" doesn't mean you didn't get stomped in a best of 5 that you lost 6 games in."
"fallsuspect"
"You probably won't come off as an ass if you just say whats on your mind to the girl you like. If the other girl gets offended that you like the other chick, well its not really anyones fault but her own. OR: talk about planning to go out or something with both of them and exchange numbers with all involved and then text the girl you want to later. a little underhanded but it may avoid any confrontation. tl:dr just get both of their numbers, text the one you like"
"You probably won't come off as an ass if you just say whats on your mind to the girl you like. If the other girl gets offended that you like the other chick, well its not really anyones fault but her own. OR: talk about planning to go out or something with both of them and exchange numbers with all involved and then text the girl you want to later. a little underhanded but it may avoid any confrontation. tl:dr just get both of their numbers, text the one you like "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6bncqn"
"You probably won't come off as an ass if you just say whats on your mind to the girl you like. If the other girl gets offended that you like the other chick, well its not really anyones fault but her own. OR: talk about planning to go out or something with both of them and exchange numbers with all involved and then text the girl you want to later. a little underhanded but it may avoid any confrontation."
"just get both of their numbers, text the one you like"
"captain0"
"To simply say that The Massive Monkees were better dancers is a bit of an overstatement. Hitting the moves on the beat is the basics of not only breakdancing, but all dancing. You can't say that what Jinjo Crew did was nothing but a bunch of stunts while claiming that The Massive Monkees did was the are of dance. The Massive Monkees didn't just beat some group of guys that were good at stunts, they beat THE Jinjo Crew. If you knew anything about the B-boy scene, you would know who they are. Both crews put on an amazing performance, which we should be thankful for seeing. To say otherwise would be an insult to the blood and sweat poured into this performance by both crews. If you want to look at how the judges scored, Jinjo Crew beat the Massive Monkees on execution and lost on foundation and originality. Individually, I would have to say that Jinjo Crew had better dancers. Their moves were quicker, cleaner, and, on average, more complicated. However, The Massive Monkees did an amazing job showing off their flow of creativity and their teamwork. That is why the judges gave them the win. It gets easy for things to get biased when we put thing in terms of "USA vs Korea" or Country X vs Country Y. When our team loses, it's because of biased judging and the other team cheated. Look at how the US media started attacking the Chinese during the Olympics for the "abusive" training the athletes went through when China started presenting itself as a threat to US dominance at the Olympics. But note how the dancers are as soon as the battle is done, before the results are announced. They're excited for each other and freaking hugging each other and shit. We have to remember, or at least try to remember, that's what this is about. Bringing the world together by sharing in what we love to do. **TL;DR Oppan Gangnam Style**"
"To simply say that The Massive Monkees were better dancers is a bit of an overstatement. Hitting the moves on the beat is the basics of not only breakdancing, but all dancing. You can't say that what Jinjo Crew did was nothing but a bunch of stunts while claiming that The Massive Monkees did was the are of dance. The Massive Monkees didn't just beat some group of guys that were good at stunts, they beat THE Jinjo Crew. If you knew anything about the B-boy scene, you would know who they are. Both crews put on an amazing performance, which we should be thankful for seeing. To say otherwise would be an insult to the blood and sweat poured into this performance by both crews. If you want to look at how the judges scored, Jinjo Crew beat the Massive Monkees on execution and lost on foundation and originality. Individually, I would have to say that Jinjo Crew had better dancers. Their moves were quicker, cleaner, and, on average, more complicated. However, The Massive Monkees did an amazing job showing off their flow of creativity and their teamwork. That is why the judges gave them the win. It gets easy for things to get biased when we put thing in terms of "USA vs Korea" or Country X vs Country Y. When our team loses, it's because of biased judging and the other team cheated. Look at how the US media started attacking the Chinese during the Olympics for the "abusive" training the athletes went through when China started presenting itself as a threat to US dominance at the Olympics. But note how the dancers are as soon as the battle is done, before the results are announced. They're excited for each other and freaking hugging each other and shit. We have to remember, or at least try to remember, that's what this is about. Bringing the world together by sharing in what we love to do. TL;DR Oppan Gangnam Style "
"videos"
"t5_2qh1e"
"c6btcx4"
"To simply say that The Massive Monkees were better dancers is a bit of an overstatement. Hitting the moves on the beat is the basics of not only breakdancing, but all dancing. You can't say that what Jinjo Crew did was nothing but a bunch of stunts while claiming that The Massive Monkees did was the are of dance. The Massive Monkees didn't just beat some group of guys that were good at stunts, they beat THE Jinjo Crew. If you knew anything about the B-boy scene, you would know who they are. Both crews put on an amazing performance, which we should be thankful for seeing. To say otherwise would be an insult to the blood and sweat poured into this performance by both crews. If you want to look at how the judges scored, Jinjo Crew beat the Massive Monkees on execution and lost on foundation and originality. Individually, I would have to say that Jinjo Crew had better dancers. Their moves were quicker, cleaner, and, on average, more complicated. However, The Massive Monkees did an amazing job showing off their flow of creativity and their teamwork. That is why the judges gave them the win. It gets easy for things to get biased when we put thing in terms of "USA vs Korea" or Country X vs Country Y. When our team loses, it's because of biased judging and the other team cheated. Look at how the US media started attacking the Chinese during the Olympics for the "abusive" training the athletes went through when China started presenting itself as a threat to US dominance at the Olympics. But note how the dancers are as soon as the battle is done, before the results are announced. They're excited for each other and freaking hugging each other and shit. We have to remember, or at least try to remember, that's what this is about. Bringing the world together by sharing in what we love to do."
"Oppan Gangnam Style"
"Buck_Speedjunk"
"This picture doesn't follow too well, as defining characteristics of major characters are left out in both sections. tl;dr It's a half-assed fan-art that literally put effort into one-half of the picture."
"This picture doesn't follow too well, as defining characteristics of major characters are left out in both sections. tl;dr It's a half-assed fan-art that literally put effort into one-half of the picture. "
"trees"
"t5_2r9vp"
"c6c4uks"
"This picture doesn't follow too well, as defining characteristics of major characters are left out in both sections."
"It's a half-assed fan-art that literally put effort into one-half of the picture."
"FrankManic"
"And that is, hands down, the coolest aspect of the game. It rewards creativity, careful planning, and experimenting with unconventional ideas. There is no optimum build or gear allocation. You can do things that the designers never even dreamed of and come up with a very effective build that might be unlike anything that anyone else does. TLDR; Play balance is for wimps. Welcome to the deep end of the pool. "
"And that is, hands down, the coolest aspect of the game. It rewards creativity, careful planning, and experimenting with unconventional ideas. There is no optimum build or gear allocation. You can do things that the designers never even dreamed of and come up with a very effective build that might be unlike anything that anyone else does. TLDR; Play balance is for wimps. Welcome to the deep end of the pool. "
"Games"
"t5_2qhwp"
"c6c7pgn"
"And that is, hands down, the coolest aspect of the game. It rewards creativity, careful planning, and experimenting with unconventional ideas. There is no optimum build or gear allocation. You can do things that the designers never even dreamed of and come up with a very effective build that might be unlike anything that anyone else does."
"Play balance is for wimps. Welcome to the deep end of the pool."
"SinglesRazor"
"I want to say this was about two weeks ago, could be less, but I haven't been sleeping very much lately and the days are starting to blur together. My dream started off quite normal, going to familiar places and seeing people I knew. However, I then went through a door and ended up on the middle of the interstate outside my current hometown, traffic not even bothering to attempt to avoid me. It felt like Frogger. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that I should just walk home to my old house which is about 180 miles from where I live now. The entire way back, I began making up stories to keep myself entertained and somehow came upon the idea of creating a new background for my last name, coming up with traits and their stories for each letter in my last name. Somehow I ended up in my childhood neighborhood in North Carolina, but my house in Florida had replaced the house there. Every light in the neighborhood was off. No streetlamps, no porch lights, the stars and moon were gone as well. Completely dark, and the fatigue was beginning to wear me down. I finally made it to my house and walked in the front door. I expected to hear my dogs barking due to the noise I made, but there was nothing. I walk through the hallway, turn my head to the right and see my parents' bedroom door is closed. I figure they're asleep, so I turn around. As soon as I was facing the opposite direction, I see my sister in a chair, dead, eyes open but lifeless, and fucking Slender Man behind her, and even with his featureless face, I could sense every bit fear-inducing aura built up within him as if he'd done this same thing to thousands of people in their nightmares since the dawn of man. I yelled out her name in the dream, waking myself up with the sound of me actually yelling it in the real world. I shot straight up in my bed, sobbing, yelling out my sister's name as if it were something from a movie. That one nightmare singlehandedly scared me more than anything else in my entire life. TL;DR - Fuck Slender Man."
"I want to say this was about two weeks ago, could be less, but I haven't been sleeping very much lately and the days are starting to blur together. My dream started off quite normal, going to familiar places and seeing people I knew. However, I then went through a door and ended up on the middle of the interstate outside my current hometown, traffic not even bothering to attempt to avoid me. It felt like Frogger. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that I should just walk home to my old house which is about 180 miles from where I live now. The entire way back, I began making up stories to keep myself entertained and somehow came upon the idea of creating a new background for my last name, coming up with traits and their stories for each letter in my last name. Somehow I ended up in my childhood neighborhood in North Carolina, but my house in Florida had replaced the house there. Every light in the neighborhood was off. No streetlamps, no porch lights, the stars and moon were gone as well. Completely dark, and the fatigue was beginning to wear me down. I finally made it to my house and walked in the front door. I expected to hear my dogs barking due to the noise I made, but there was nothing. I walk through the hallway, turn my head to the right and see my parents' bedroom door is closed. I figure they're asleep, so I turn around. As soon as I was facing the opposite direction, I see my sister in a chair, dead, eyes open but lifeless, and fucking Slender Man behind her, and even with his featureless face, I could sense every bit fear-inducing aura built up within him as if he'd done this same thing to thousands of people in their nightmares since the dawn of man. I yelled out her name in the dream, waking myself up with the sound of me actually yelling it in the real world. I shot straight up in my bed, sobbing, yelling out my sister's name as if it were something from a movie. That one nightmare singlehandedly scared me more than anything else in my entire life. TL;DR - Fuck Slender Man. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6c72m7"
"I want to say this was about two weeks ago, could be less, but I haven't been sleeping very much lately and the days are starting to blur together. My dream started off quite normal, going to familiar places and seeing people I knew. However, I then went through a door and ended up on the middle of the interstate outside my current hometown, traffic not even bothering to attempt to avoid me. It felt like Frogger. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that I should just walk home to my old house which is about 180 miles from where I live now. The entire way back, I began making up stories to keep myself entertained and somehow came upon the idea of creating a new background for my last name, coming up with traits and their stories for each letter in my last name. Somehow I ended up in my childhood neighborhood in North Carolina, but my house in Florida had replaced the house there. Every light in the neighborhood was off. No streetlamps, no porch lights, the stars and moon were gone as well. Completely dark, and the fatigue was beginning to wear me down. I finally made it to my house and walked in the front door. I expected to hear my dogs barking due to the noise I made, but there was nothing. I walk through the hallway, turn my head to the right and see my parents' bedroom door is closed. I figure they're asleep, so I turn around. As soon as I was facing the opposite direction, I see my sister in a chair, dead, eyes open but lifeless, and fucking Slender Man behind her, and even with his featureless face, I could sense every bit fear-inducing aura built up within him as if he'd done this same thing to thousands of people in their nightmares since the dawn of man. I yelled out her name in the dream, waking myself up with the sound of me actually yelling it in the real world. I shot straight up in my bed, sobbing, yelling out my sister's name as if it were something from a movie. That one nightmare singlehandedly scared me more than anything else in my entire life."
"Fuck Slender Man."
"leep420"
"I take a beta blocker for my heart condition that not only makes me have crazy dreams, they can feel more real than reality. 2 dreams come to mind which were fucked up. The last and most recent was basically unzipping the skin on my barely 1 year old daughter to save the universe under the direction of an alien. I knew it was fucked up, but I honestly believed what the alien was saying so to save the universe I butchered my daughter. Now that was pretty bad and all, but the first really bad dream I had on the beta blocker has stuck with me just as much. In it I was at my parents house with all of us dressed in bdsm gear. I then became aware that I was in a dream and thought to myself wtf? a lucid dream? this is awesome. At that point my feet wouldn't move and my parents gradually walked up to me before violently raping me. I couldn't do anything to wake up and it felt as real as anything I have ever done while awake and sober. It felt like the dream lasted hours, I woke up in tears and didn't say much for a few days instead opting to get extremely wasted until I got over it. TL;DR: Butchered daughter to save the universe and was violently raped for house by my parents, both of which felt as real as reality when awake and sober."
"I take a beta blocker for my heart condition that not only makes me have crazy dreams, they can feel more real than reality. 2 dreams come to mind which were fucked up. The last and most recent was basically unzipping the skin on my barely 1 year old daughter to save the universe under the direction of an alien. I knew it was fucked up, but I honestly believed what the alien was saying so to save the universe I butchered my daughter. Now that was pretty bad and all, but the first really bad dream I had on the beta blocker has stuck with me just as much. In it I was at my parents house with all of us dressed in bdsm gear. I then became aware that I was in a dream and thought to myself wtf? a lucid dream? this is awesome. At that point my feet wouldn't move and my parents gradually walked up to me before violently raping me. I couldn't do anything to wake up and it felt as real as anything I have ever done while awake and sober. It felt like the dream lasted hours, I woke up in tears and didn't say much for a few days instead opting to get extremely wasted until I got over it. TL;DR: Butchered daughter to save the universe and was violently raped for house by my parents, both of which felt as real as reality when awake and sober. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6c7tdy"
"I take a beta blocker for my heart condition that not only makes me have crazy dreams, they can feel more real than reality. 2 dreams come to mind which were fucked up. The last and most recent was basically unzipping the skin on my barely 1 year old daughter to save the universe under the direction of an alien. I knew it was fucked up, but I honestly believed what the alien was saying so to save the universe I butchered my daughter. Now that was pretty bad and all, but the first really bad dream I had on the beta blocker has stuck with me just as much. In it I was at my parents house with all of us dressed in bdsm gear. I then became aware that I was in a dream and thought to myself wtf? a lucid dream? this is awesome. At that point my feet wouldn't move and my parents gradually walked up to me before violently raping me. I couldn't do anything to wake up and it felt as real as anything I have ever done while awake and sober. It felt like the dream lasted hours, I woke up in tears and didn't say much for a few days instead opting to get extremely wasted until I got over it."
"Butchered daughter to save the universe and was violently raped for house by my parents, both of which felt as real as reality when awake and sober."
"fahmah"
"About two months ago I had a very vivid and detailed dream about Extraterrestrials invading earth. I believe there was also some kind of plane crash involved - perhaps having to do with the ETs disabling all Earth-en electronics? Anyway, in the dream as the spaceships were descending, I felt this overwhelming terror and realization that my life would never be the same, and that I would very likely die soon. Woke up really scared from that one. TL;DR - Aliens, man. "
"About two months ago I had a very vivid and detailed dream about Extraterrestrials invading earth. I believe there was also some kind of plane crash involved - perhaps having to do with the ETs disabling all Earth-en electronics? Anyway, in the dream as the spaceships were descending, I felt this overwhelming terror and realization that my life would never be the same, and that I would very likely die soon. Woke up really scared from that one. TL;DR - Aliens, man. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6c87vg"
"About two months ago I had a very vivid and detailed dream about Extraterrestrials invading earth. I believe there was also some kind of plane crash involved - perhaps having to do with the ETs disabling all Earth-en electronics? Anyway, in the dream as the spaceships were descending, I felt this overwhelming terror and realization that my life would never be the same, and that I would very likely die soon. Woke up really scared from that one."
"Aliens, man."
"Handsyboy"
"While I was under during my spinal surgery a few years back I had the most vivid and terrifying dream of my life. My eyes slowly opened as I tried to shake off the grogginess of sleep. Immediately, I was filled with a sense of dread and discomfort, and my surveillance of my surroundings did little to comfort me. I was naked, laying on a large operating table made entirely of cold stainless steel. The room I found myself in was completely empty, save for my metal platform, with the wall that my feet were towards being made of glass. On the other side of the glass was my mother, talking nervously with some doctors and looking more and more hysterical as they attempted to comfort her. My voice caught in my throat as I tried to call out, and my legs refused to budge as if welded to the steel. At this moment, I noticed the single most excruciating pain I've felt in my life, and collapsed back onto the table. I looked down at my chest, and saw a gaping, gory, bleeding chasm stretching from my collar bone down to my belly button. I could feel my stomach turn, for as I looked closer, the inside of my chest was hollowed, as if I'd been cleaned like some game. With uneasy trepidation, I plunged my right hand down, further and further into my chest, looking desperately for any organs that would remain. For how could I live without them? My hand returned, sheathed in a thick coating of blood, at which point I lost the ability to breathe. A cold wind swept over my body as I curled up, a pool of blood now leaking from the massive hole in my chest that I knew I couldn't fix. I would die here. Cold, alone, sad, and afraid. Though the dream lasted little more than two minutes, I can recall every second with complete and total detail. It was so vivid, that when I came out of anesthesia I kept asking the doctors and my parents about it, convinced the whole ordeal had been real. TL;DR Dreamed I woke up during my operation with my organs gone and a hole in my chest."
"While I was under during my spinal surgery a few years back I had the most vivid and terrifying dream of my life. My eyes slowly opened as I tried to shake off the grogginess of sleep. Immediately, I was filled with a sense of dread and discomfort, and my surveillance of my surroundings did little to comfort me. I was naked, laying on a large operating table made entirely of cold stainless steel. The room I found myself in was completely empty, save for my metal platform, with the wall that my feet were towards being made of glass. On the other side of the glass was my mother, talking nervously with some doctors and looking more and more hysterical as they attempted to comfort her. My voice caught in my throat as I tried to call out, and my legs refused to budge as if welded to the steel. At this moment, I noticed the single most excruciating pain I've felt in my life, and collapsed back onto the table. I looked down at my chest, and saw a gaping, gory, bleeding chasm stretching from my collar bone down to my belly button. I could feel my stomach turn, for as I looked closer, the inside of my chest was hollowed, as if I'd been cleaned like some game. With uneasy trepidation, I plunged my right hand down, further and further into my chest, looking desperately for any organs that would remain. For how could I live without them? My hand returned, sheathed in a thick coating of blood, at which point I lost the ability to breathe. A cold wind swept over my body as I curled up, a pool of blood now leaking from the massive hole in my chest that I knew I couldn't fix. I would die here. Cold, alone, sad, and afraid. Though the dream lasted little more than two minutes, I can recall every second with complete and total detail. It was so vivid, that when I came out of anesthesia I kept asking the doctors and my parents about it, convinced the whole ordeal had been real. TL;DR Dreamed I woke up during my operation with my organs gone and a hole in my chest. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6cbz9a"
"While I was under during my spinal surgery a few years back I had the most vivid and terrifying dream of my life. My eyes slowly opened as I tried to shake off the grogginess of sleep. Immediately, I was filled with a sense of dread and discomfort, and my surveillance of my surroundings did little to comfort me. I was naked, laying on a large operating table made entirely of cold stainless steel. The room I found myself in was completely empty, save for my metal platform, with the wall that my feet were towards being made of glass. On the other side of the glass was my mother, talking nervously with some doctors and looking more and more hysterical as they attempted to comfort her. My voice caught in my throat as I tried to call out, and my legs refused to budge as if welded to the steel. At this moment, I noticed the single most excruciating pain I've felt in my life, and collapsed back onto the table. I looked down at my chest, and saw a gaping, gory, bleeding chasm stretching from my collar bone down to my belly button. I could feel my stomach turn, for as I looked closer, the inside of my chest was hollowed, as if I'd been cleaned like some game. With uneasy trepidation, I plunged my right hand down, further and further into my chest, looking desperately for any organs that would remain. For how could I live without them? My hand returned, sheathed in a thick coating of blood, at which point I lost the ability to breathe. A cold wind swept over my body as I curled up, a pool of blood now leaking from the massive hole in my chest that I knew I couldn't fix. I would die here. Cold, alone, sad, and afraid. Though the dream lasted little more than two minutes, I can recall every second with complete and total detail. It was so vivid, that when I came out of anesthesia I kept asking the doctors and my parents about it, convinced the whole ordeal had been real."
"Dreamed I woke up during my operation with my organs gone and a hole in my chest."
"OptimusRye"
"Long one, I was in Walmart, being chased by a man whom I knew was going to rape me/cause me serious bodily harm. Said Walmart became a maze and was increasingly hard to navigate, then I come upon my ex boyfriend in the yarn section (which I'm not sure exists in Walmart stores) and he refused to help me. He said, "You deserve what is happening to you". So I'm running out of breath, feeling terrified, knowing I'm going to be caught when I see the door and run outside. It's raining, and very dark out. Two of my professors are out in the parking lot, one is crying and staring off into the distance. I follow her gaze to see this terrible scene: A bridge over a gaping ravine has collapsed and cars are still driving off the edge and crashing into the river beneath. People are dying right before my eyes, screaming, crying. My ears are filled with a terrible screeching sound louder than any other sobbing and I'm suddenly underneath the bridge looking up. I turn around and there's a little girl laying on the river-bank, she's making the screeching sound. I can see blood everywhere but begin to panic when I can't find why she's making this horrifying noise. I place my hands beneath her head and lift her face towards mine. Her eyes are all white and completely void of life. Her mouth grows wider as she screeches and her jaw begins to unhinge. Her teeth grow into long silver spikes that pierce her lips as they grow, finally her head tears in half completely. Once everything was silent and this 'girl' lay dead on the ground, I grew calm with the thought that it wasn't me that had to suffer. Then I woke up. Tl;Dr: series of unrelated fucked up things reveals that I'm a very selfish person."
"Long one, I was in Walmart, being chased by a man whom I knew was going to rape me/cause me serious bodily harm. Said Walmart became a maze and was increasingly hard to navigate, then I come upon my ex boyfriend in the yarn section (which I'm not sure exists in Walmart stores) and he refused to help me. He said, "You deserve what is happening to you". So I'm running out of breath, feeling terrified, knowing I'm going to be caught when I see the door and run outside. It's raining, and very dark out. Two of my professors are out in the parking lot, one is crying and staring off into the distance. I follow her gaze to see this terrible scene: A bridge over a gaping ravine has collapsed and cars are still driving off the edge and crashing into the river beneath. People are dying right before my eyes, screaming, crying. My ears are filled with a terrible screeching sound louder than any other sobbing and I'm suddenly underneath the bridge looking up. I turn around and there's a little girl laying on the river-bank, she's making the screeching sound. I can see blood everywhere but begin to panic when I can't find why she's making this horrifying noise. I place my hands beneath her head and lift her face towards mine. Her eyes are all white and completely void of life. Her mouth grows wider as she screeches and her jaw begins to unhinge. Her teeth grow into long silver spikes that pierce her lips as they grow, finally her head tears in half completely. Once everything was silent and this 'girl' lay dead on the ground, I grew calm with the thought that it wasn't me that had to suffer. Then I woke up. Tl;Dr: series of unrelated fucked up things reveals that I'm a very selfish person. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6ccsq8"
"Long one, I was in Walmart, being chased by a man whom I knew was going to rape me/cause me serious bodily harm. Said Walmart became a maze and was increasingly hard to navigate, then I come upon my ex boyfriend in the yarn section (which I'm not sure exists in Walmart stores) and he refused to help me. He said, "You deserve what is happening to you". So I'm running out of breath, feeling terrified, knowing I'm going to be caught when I see the door and run outside. It's raining, and very dark out. Two of my professors are out in the parking lot, one is crying and staring off into the distance. I follow her gaze to see this terrible scene: A bridge over a gaping ravine has collapsed and cars are still driving off the edge and crashing into the river beneath. People are dying right before my eyes, screaming, crying. My ears are filled with a terrible screeching sound louder than any other sobbing and I'm suddenly underneath the bridge looking up. I turn around and there's a little girl laying on the river-bank, she's making the screeching sound. I can see blood everywhere but begin to panic when I can't find why she's making this horrifying noise. I place my hands beneath her head and lift her face towards mine. Her eyes are all white and completely void of life. Her mouth grows wider as she screeches and her jaw begins to unhinge. Her teeth grow into long silver spikes that pierce her lips as they grow, finally her head tears in half completely. Once everything was silent and this 'girl' lay dead on the ground, I grew calm with the thought that it wasn't me that had to suffer. Then I woke up."
"series of unrelated fucked up things reveals that I'm a very selfish person."
"YuukiDaZeroFan"
"Serial killer kidnapped me and a bunch of other people, made us work in a pretend store, and hunted us down. He cornered the last few of us in this display for a living room, and I was hiding right next to his last victim. I looked up at him when he put the barrel to my head... And then it skipped to me in the hospital. I was being treated for burns on my hands from grabbing the barrel, shallow stab wounds to the lower back/side, and shock. And all the while, I was asking if anyone would let me brush my teeth. He was in the ICU with a crushed windpipe and lacerations near the jugular. **TL;DR:** I had a nightmare about almost killing a serial killer while he tried to kill me."
"Serial killer kidnapped me and a bunch of other people, made us work in a pretend store, and hunted us down. He cornered the last few of us in this display for a living room, and I was hiding right next to his last victim. I looked up at him when he put the barrel to my head... And then it skipped to me in the hospital. I was being treated for burns on my hands from grabbing the barrel, shallow stab wounds to the lower back/side, and shock. And all the while, I was asking if anyone would let me brush my teeth. He was in the ICU with a crushed windpipe and lacerations near the jugular. TL;DR: I had a nightmare about almost killing a serial killer while he tried to kill me. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6cetcg"
"Serial killer kidnapped me and a bunch of other people, made us work in a pretend store, and hunted us down. He cornered the last few of us in this display for a living room, and I was hiding right next to his last victim. I looked up at him when he put the barrel to my head... And then it skipped to me in the hospital. I was being treated for burns on my hands from grabbing the barrel, shallow stab wounds to the lower back/side, and shock. And all the while, I was asking if anyone would let me brush my teeth. He was in the ICU with a crushed windpipe and lacerations near the jugular."
"I had a nightmare about almost killing a serial killer while he tried to kill me."
"HonestAbe33"
"This is back when i still listened to skrillex. Songs almost always play during my dreams, and this was no exception. This was also a very vivid dream, pretty rare for me. Started at a huge rave with some really hardcore ravers. Piercings everywhere, facial tattoos, shaved heads, the whole bit. Weird for me, since I rarely go to parties, much less raves. Intro to First of the Year by Skrillex starts playing. Everyone's dancing, partying, and people are popping pills. Loooots of drugs. Mostly pills though. And then, right as the drop starts, huge floodlights on the ceiling turn on, illuminating the entire building. Walls are bare, unpainted, white. Everyone in the building turns and stares at me. And then, simultaneously, they all scream, "call 911 now!" (the drop) and collapse at the same time. They were dead before they hit the ground. Blood starts coming out of their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. End of dream. Go listen to the song, this'll make a bit more sense. But yeah, that shook me up pretty bad for about a week afterwards. tl;dr don't listen to dubstep right before you go to sleep."
"This is back when i still listened to skrillex. Songs almost always play during my dreams, and this was no exception. This was also a very vivid dream, pretty rare for me. Started at a huge rave with some really hardcore ravers. Piercings everywhere, facial tattoos, shaved heads, the whole bit. Weird for me, since I rarely go to parties, much less raves. Intro to First of the Year by Skrillex starts playing. Everyone's dancing, partying, and people are popping pills. Loooots of drugs. Mostly pills though. And then, right as the drop starts, huge floodlights on the ceiling turn on, illuminating the entire building. Walls are bare, unpainted, white. Everyone in the building turns and stares at me. And then, simultaneously, they all scream, "call 911 now!" (the drop) and collapse at the same time. They were dead before they hit the ground. Blood starts coming out of their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. End of dream. Go listen to the song, this'll make a bit more sense. But yeah, that shook me up pretty bad for about a week afterwards. tl;dr don't listen to dubstep right before you go to sleep. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6cklgh"
"This is back when i still listened to skrillex. Songs almost always play during my dreams, and this was no exception. This was also a very vivid dream, pretty rare for me. Started at a huge rave with some really hardcore ravers. Piercings everywhere, facial tattoos, shaved heads, the whole bit. Weird for me, since I rarely go to parties, much less raves. Intro to First of the Year by Skrillex starts playing. Everyone's dancing, partying, and people are popping pills. Loooots of drugs. Mostly pills though. And then, right as the drop starts, huge floodlights on the ceiling turn on, illuminating the entire building. Walls are bare, unpainted, white. Everyone in the building turns and stares at me. And then, simultaneously, they all scream, "call 911 now!" (the drop) and collapse at the same time. They were dead before they hit the ground. Blood starts coming out of their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. End of dream. Go listen to the song, this'll make a bit more sense. But yeah, that shook me up pretty bad for about a week afterwards."
"don't listen to dubstep right before you go to sleep."
"thegoodweretaken"
"I was hanging out with friends when suddenly two suited men grabbed me and told me to follow them. They put me in a car and we drove to a huge house and they put me in a white room with a bed, telling me I had died. They were gonna leave me in the room and lock the door, and I could stay in the room forever without sleeping or eating, but when I went for the bed to sleep, I would die. I cried and tried to kick the door open, and then I sat in a corner, crying and thinking about my life - and after a while, I started to man up and was ready to die, I got into the bed and felt like i startet to float, and then I woke up in my own bed, 100% ready to die. Didnt spoke much that day in school TL;DR: I dreamed about being in a white room where I should die when I went to bed, thought about my life and decided I was ready to die. Woke up in my bed."
"I was hanging out with friends when suddenly two suited men grabbed me and told me to follow them. They put me in a car and we drove to a huge house and they put me in a white room with a bed, telling me I had died. They were gonna leave me in the room and lock the door, and I could stay in the room forever without sleeping or eating, but when I went for the bed to sleep, I would die. I cried and tried to kick the door open, and then I sat in a corner, crying and thinking about my life - and after a while, I started to man up and was ready to die, I got into the bed and felt like i startet to float, and then I woke up in my own bed, 100% ready to die. Didnt spoke much that day in school TL;DR: I dreamed about being in a white room where I should die when I went to bed, thought about my life and decided I was ready to die. Woke up in my bed. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6c8fu1"
"I was hanging out with friends when suddenly two suited men grabbed me and told me to follow them. They put me in a car and we drove to a huge house and they put me in a white room with a bed, telling me I had died. They were gonna leave me in the room and lock the door, and I could stay in the room forever without sleeping or eating, but when I went for the bed to sleep, I would die. I cried and tried to kick the door open, and then I sat in a corner, crying and thinking about my life - and after a while, I started to man up and was ready to die, I got into the bed and felt like i startet to float, and then I woke up in my own bed, 100% ready to die. Didnt spoke much that day in school"
"I dreamed about being in a white room where I should die when I went to bed, thought about my life and decided I was ready to die. Woke up in my bed."
"Yaus"
"While levi stf may seem like a cheap alternative to raws, they aren't. The fit is bad unless you have cankles and fat calves. Most raws like nudies, apc, or nf are not cut like stf are. Stf are straight leg while raws are tapered/ slim. Tl;dr: Stf dont substitute raw denim. Straight leg is not good looking. Look for slim/ tapered denim. "
"While levi stf may seem like a cheap alternative to raws, they aren't. The fit is bad unless you have cankles and fat calves. Most raws like nudies, apc, or nf are not cut like stf are. Stf are straight leg while raws are tapered/ slim. Tl;dr: Stf dont substitute raw denim. Straight leg is not good looking. Look for slim/ tapered denim. "
"rawdenim"
"t5_2scl9"
"c6cdr21"
"While levi stf may seem like a cheap alternative to raws, they aren't. The fit is bad unless you have cankles and fat calves. Most raws like nudies, apc, or nf are not cut like stf are. Stf are straight leg while raws are tapered/ slim."
"Stf dont substitute raw denim. Straight leg is not good looking. Look for slim/ tapered denim."
"keith_weaver"
"Ive actually had a guy speak to me at a stop light as though we had been racing since the previous light. Example: 'Wow, yer pretty quick. Did you do anything to it...?' and Im like...wha??? I was just driving to Bag-n-Save for some milk during half time. TL;DR: it is possible to be in a race you didnt know you were in."
"Ive actually had a guy speak to me at a stop light as though we had been racing since the previous light. Example: 'Wow, yer pretty quick. Did you do anything to it...?' and Im like...wha??? I was just driving to Bag-n-Save for some milk during half time. TL;DR: it is possible to be in a race you didnt know you were in. "
"BMW"
"t5_2qn3a"
"c6cxwql"
"Ive actually had a guy speak to me at a stop light as though we had been racing since the previous light. Example: 'Wow, yer pretty quick. Did you do anything to it...?' and Im like...wha??? I was just driving to Bag-n-Save for some milk during half time."
"it is possible to be in a race you didnt know you were in."
"seoulp"
"I've been playing a 2001 MiM strat for five years now, and it's only been great. The stock pickups were just okay, I've since replaced the humbucker with a dimebucker and the neck with a seymour duncan blues something'or'other. I think I had it set up when I bought it, and it has been rock solid: holds its tuning great, no warping or fret buzz in this whole time, no weird burrs or sharps have developed on the tuners or bridge. tl;dr if you like it, get it. The MiM strats are solid."
"I've been playing a 2001 MiM strat for five years now, and it's only been great. The stock pickups were just okay, I've since replaced the humbucker with a dimebucker and the neck with a seymour duncan blues something'or'other. I think I had it set up when I bought it, and it has been rock solid: holds its tuning great, no warping or fret buzz in this whole time, no weird burrs or sharps have developed on the tuners or bridge. tl;dr if you like it, get it. The MiM strats are solid. "
"Guitar"
"t5_2qi79"
"c6cj4if"
"I've been playing a 2001 MiM strat for five years now, and it's only been great. The stock pickups were just okay, I've since replaced the humbucker with a dimebucker and the neck with a seymour duncan blues something'or'other. I think I had it set up when I bought it, and it has been rock solid: holds its tuning great, no warping or fret buzz in this whole time, no weird burrs or sharps have developed on the tuners or bridge."
"if you like it, get it. The MiM strats are solid."
"MangoTux"
"There's no definitive line when it comes to hours or anything. Someone could spend all their time sniping on 2fort, whereas others could spend a quarter of that time doing pugs or lobbies. Generally, it's just how you perform compared to other people in the area you play most. If you're topscoring by a mile every match on a valve server, you'd be considered a relative pro. But just because you're a pro, doesn't mean you stop working at it. Find something you're bad at, make it better, and if you're good at one thing, find a better person to play against. If you're bored of valve, move to one of the server farms, and then keep moving up to some servers with experienced players, like STAR's server. From there, try lobbies, and competitive. **tl;dr: There isn't a definitive skill level, it's all relative to whom you're playing against.**"
"There's no definitive line when it comes to hours or anything. Someone could spend all their time sniping on 2fort, whereas others could spend a quarter of that time doing pugs or lobbies. Generally, it's just how you perform compared to other people in the area you play most. If you're topscoring by a mile every match on a valve server, you'd be considered a relative pro. But just because you're a pro, doesn't mean you stop working at it. Find something you're bad at, make it better, and if you're good at one thing, find a better person to play against. If you're bored of valve, move to one of the server farms, and then keep moving up to some servers with experienced players, like STAR's server. From there, try lobbies, and competitive. tl;dr: There isn't a definitive skill level, it's all relative to whom you're playing against. "
"tf2"
"t5_2qka0"
"c6czxmv"
"There's no definitive line when it comes to hours or anything. Someone could spend all their time sniping on 2fort, whereas others could spend a quarter of that time doing pugs or lobbies. Generally, it's just how you perform compared to other people in the area you play most. If you're topscoring by a mile every match on a valve server, you'd be considered a relative pro. But just because you're a pro, doesn't mean you stop working at it. Find something you're bad at, make it better, and if you're good at one thing, find a better person to play against. If you're bored of valve, move to one of the server farms, and then keep moving up to some servers with experienced players, like STAR's server. From there, try lobbies, and competitive."
"There isn't a definitive skill level, it's all relative to whom you're playing against."
"canamrock"
"While I don't much support the term noob per se, I think the most useful definition of a player is their ability to understand and work in the team dynamic to push for victory. There are two main lessons a player must learn, and a bunch of secondary ones that stem from that. Lesson 1: Play Well Individually This is mostly the obvious part. If you're playing a sniper, get headshots, deal with counter sniping, and so on. Each class has their own foibles and learning curve. Engineer is probably the best class for the 'rote' aspects of this, as much of their early game strategy basically comes down to building perfectly at an optimal speed, like getting the sentry and dispenser up by the main spawn to cover the courtyard and both forward entries ASAP on round start. Other classes are more implicit, like knowing how to use the maps for scouts, spies, and soldiers. Knowing how to set an effective sticky trap. You may not necessarily be great at a given class, but you migrate out of 'noob' territory in my book when it's clear your play mistakes are incidental rather than systemic. Got killed by a random enemy poking around a corner? Not a noob error. Missed a clutch shot and died in an important firefight? Happens to the best of us. Over-extend into a front line? Probably a noob mistake. Lesson 2: Play Your Team One thing I find really frustrating on many pub servers is that most people never really seem to get the idea of working together as a team. All classes have their strengths and weaknesses, and while you can go far on your own personal skill, the force multiplication of a coordinated effort is so huge that on pubs it is usually more important than skill unless it's entirely lopsided. Obvious things are like picking classes that cover where the team is weak. There's also more subtle stuff, like if you have an engineer building a forward base, help guard the zone for a few seconds if you don't have an immediate priority target to reach. Understanding the dynamics of timing and supporting the moves your allies make is a gigantic step out of noobdom. See an uber? Follow it. Know a spy's getting in position to sap? Try to pull attention. At a higher level of play, you can begin to perform some actions that would normally be somewhat noobish with deeper thought and skill in mind to achieve a bigger goal. For example, you're a scout and can afford to break ahead of your team's push of the fourth point, and the fifth is clear. But the other team is moving as a squad back to the other point. Do you cap or harass? This is a complex question, but there are times when the right answer is to run through their team to try and force a medic kill or at least slow their push enough to get the cap and give the rest of your team spare moments to reload for the fight. tl;dr: A 'noob' is someone who acts without a plan and/or has insufficient skill to credibly execute their plans. You don't have to be amazing to stop being a noob - you just need to be able to present a credible challenge."
"While I don't much support the term noob per se, I think the most useful definition of a player is their ability to understand and work in the team dynamic to push for victory. There are two main lessons a player must learn, and a bunch of secondary ones that stem from that. Lesson 1: Play Well Individually This is mostly the obvious part. If you're playing a sniper, get headshots, deal with counter sniping, and so on. Each class has their own foibles and learning curve. Engineer is probably the best class for the 'rote' aspects of this, as much of their early game strategy basically comes down to building perfectly at an optimal speed, like getting the sentry and dispenser up by the main spawn to cover the courtyard and both forward entries ASAP on round start. Other classes are more implicit, like knowing how to use the maps for scouts, spies, and soldiers. Knowing how to set an effective sticky trap. You may not necessarily be great at a given class, but you migrate out of 'noob' territory in my book when it's clear your play mistakes are incidental rather than systemic. Got killed by a random enemy poking around a corner? Not a noob error. Missed a clutch shot and died in an important firefight? Happens to the best of us. Over-extend into a front line? Probably a noob mistake. Lesson 2: Play Your Team One thing I find really frustrating on many pub servers is that most people never really seem to get the idea of working together as a team. All classes have their strengths and weaknesses, and while you can go far on your own personal skill, the force multiplication of a coordinated effort is so huge that on pubs it is usually more important than skill unless it's entirely lopsided. Obvious things are like picking classes that cover where the team is weak. There's also more subtle stuff, like if you have an engineer building a forward base, help guard the zone for a few seconds if you don't have an immediate priority target to reach. Understanding the dynamics of timing and supporting the moves your allies make is a gigantic step out of noobdom. See an uber? Follow it. Know a spy's getting in position to sap? Try to pull attention. At a higher level of play, you can begin to perform some actions that would normally be somewhat noobish with deeper thought and skill in mind to achieve a bigger goal. For example, you're a scout and can afford to break ahead of your team's push of the fourth point, and the fifth is clear. But the other team is moving as a squad back to the other point. Do you cap or harass? This is a complex question, but there are times when the right answer is to run through their team to try and force a medic kill or at least slow their push enough to get the cap and give the rest of your team spare moments to reload for the fight. tl;dr: A 'noob' is someone who acts without a plan and/or has insufficient skill to credibly execute their plans. You don't have to be amazing to stop being a noob - you just need to be able to present a credible challenge. "
"tf2"
"t5_2qka0"
"c6d1e2y"
"While I don't much support the term noob per se, I think the most useful definition of a player is their ability to understand and work in the team dynamic to push for victory. There are two main lessons a player must learn, and a bunch of secondary ones that stem from that. Lesson 1: Play Well Individually This is mostly the obvious part. If you're playing a sniper, get headshots, deal with counter sniping, and so on. Each class has their own foibles and learning curve. Engineer is probably the best class for the 'rote' aspects of this, as much of their early game strategy basically comes down to building perfectly at an optimal speed, like getting the sentry and dispenser up by the main spawn to cover the courtyard and both forward entries ASAP on round start. Other classes are more implicit, like knowing how to use the maps for scouts, spies, and soldiers. Knowing how to set an effective sticky trap. You may not necessarily be great at a given class, but you migrate out of 'noob' territory in my book when it's clear your play mistakes are incidental rather than systemic. Got killed by a random enemy poking around a corner? Not a noob error. Missed a clutch shot and died in an important firefight? Happens to the best of us. Over-extend into a front line? Probably a noob mistake. Lesson 2: Play Your Team One thing I find really frustrating on many pub servers is that most people never really seem to get the idea of working together as a team. All classes have their strengths and weaknesses, and while you can go far on your own personal skill, the force multiplication of a coordinated effort is so huge that on pubs it is usually more important than skill unless it's entirely lopsided. Obvious things are like picking classes that cover where the team is weak. There's also more subtle stuff, like if you have an engineer building a forward base, help guard the zone for a few seconds if you don't have an immediate priority target to reach. Understanding the dynamics of timing and supporting the moves your allies make is a gigantic step out of noobdom. See an uber? Follow it. Know a spy's getting in position to sap? Try to pull attention. At a higher level of play, you can begin to perform some actions that would normally be somewhat noobish with deeper thought and skill in mind to achieve a bigger goal. For example, you're a scout and can afford to break ahead of your team's push of the fourth point, and the fifth is clear. But the other team is moving as a squad back to the other point. Do you cap or harass? This is a complex question, but there are times when the right answer is to run through their team to try and force a medic kill or at least slow their push enough to get the cap and give the rest of your team spare moments to reload for the fight."
"A 'noob' is someone who acts without a plan and/or has insufficient skill to credibly execute their plans. You don't have to be amazing to stop being a noob - you just need to be able to present a credible challenge."
"mtd14"
"Analysts are actually surprisingly correct on their estimates on most things for the business world, like a company's projected earnings for the quarter. For this, the problem is the only sales that counted towards the weekend were fulfilled sales (sales don't go on book until the item has changed hands, so an estimated million or two pre-orders are not counted towards this weekends sales because they ran out of product). Additionally, because Apple ran out of stock so fast, the product was not available for showcase and for immediate purchase in Apple store, which they expected limited the amount sold. The figure could have easily been 6-10million phones sold opening weekend had Apple had adequate stock. The analysts expected Apple to, but unfortunately Apple did not come through, otherwise this weekend could have been a huge stock boost which I would have loved to see. TL;DR - Analysts usually do quite well, but Apple not having enough iPhones in stock for opening weekend hurt their sales and thus caused them to come in under expectations. Edit: forgot '"
"Analysts are actually surprisingly correct on their estimates on most things for the business world, like a company's projected earnings for the quarter. For this, the problem is the only sales that counted towards the weekend were fulfilled sales (sales don't go on book until the item has changed hands, so an estimated million or two pre-orders are not counted towards this weekends sales because they ran out of product). Additionally, because Apple ran out of stock so fast, the product was not available for showcase and for immediate purchase in Apple store, which they expected limited the amount sold. The figure could have easily been 6-10million phones sold opening weekend had Apple had adequate stock. The analysts expected Apple to, but unfortunately Apple did not come through, otherwise this weekend could have been a huge stock boost which I would have loved to see. TL;DR - Analysts usually do quite well, but Apple not having enough iPhones in stock for opening weekend hurt their sales and thus caused them to come in under expectations. Edit: forgot ' "
"apple"
"t5_2qh1f"
"c6d1irc"
"Analysts are actually surprisingly correct on their estimates on most things for the business world, like a company's projected earnings for the quarter. For this, the problem is the only sales that counted towards the weekend were fulfilled sales (sales don't go on book until the item has changed hands, so an estimated million or two pre-orders are not counted towards this weekends sales because they ran out of product). Additionally, because Apple ran out of stock so fast, the product was not available for showcase and for immediate purchase in Apple store, which they expected limited the amount sold. The figure could have easily been 6-10million phones sold opening weekend had Apple had adequate stock. The analysts expected Apple to, but unfortunately Apple did not come through, otherwise this weekend could have been a huge stock boost which I would have loved to see."
"Analysts usually do quite well, but Apple not having enough iPhones in stock for opening weekend hurt their sales and thus caused them to come in under expectations. Edit: forgot '"
"Draknodred"
"I have one very distinct memory of bad saves. In Final Fantasy Tactics, there's a boss encounter about 3/4ths of the way through the game that you have to fight with only your main character. It's at the end of a series of battles, meaning you can't move through the world map between them. The first time I ever played the game I got stuck here, I hadn't been staggering my saves, and saved over my only slot right after the first battle. I wasn't strong enough to defeat the boss and got stuck. I ended up having to restart from the beginning to beat him. Fast forward to Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions on the PSP. I was well aware of the boss, but I wasn't sure where. I had staggered saves and I was making sure that I always had a backup save. Somehow when it came time to fight that boss again, I had messed up my staggered saves and gotten stuck again. I think there was a cutscene or something before the first battle that you could save at, I don't quite remember exactly how I messed it up. I could go back to the battle before but that didn't help too much. Stuck yet again, I gave up. Luckily I aced it when I played through the game again on the iPhone. The best manual way to deal with it is to stagger saves over several slots, giving you X number of saves back from your current save. Ideally though you shouldn't have to think about it at all in a well-designed system. I wouldn't call your Dark Souls or FF issues related to bad saves. Those are both just part of the game that you have to deal with. A real bad save is one where you are stuck losing regardless of what you do. **TLDR: Fuck Wiegraf**"
"I have one very distinct memory of bad saves. In Final Fantasy Tactics, there's a boss encounter about 3/4ths of the way through the game that you have to fight with only your main character. It's at the end of a series of battles, meaning you can't move through the world map between them. The first time I ever played the game I got stuck here, I hadn't been staggering my saves, and saved over my only slot right after the first battle. I wasn't strong enough to defeat the boss and got stuck. I ended up having to restart from the beginning to beat him. Fast forward to Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions on the PSP. I was well aware of the boss, but I wasn't sure where. I had staggered saves and I was making sure that I always had a backup save. Somehow when it came time to fight that boss again, I had messed up my staggered saves and gotten stuck again. I think there was a cutscene or something before the first battle that you could save at, I don't quite remember exactly how I messed it up. I could go back to the battle before but that didn't help too much. Stuck yet again, I gave up. Luckily I aced it when I played through the game again on the iPhone. The best manual way to deal with it is to stagger saves over several slots, giving you X number of saves back from your current save. Ideally though you shouldn't have to think about it at all in a well-designed system. I wouldn't call your Dark Souls or FF issues related to bad saves. Those are both just part of the game that you have to deal with. A real bad save is one where you are stuck losing regardless of what you do. TLDR: Fuck Wiegraf "
"truegaming"
"t5_2sgq6"
"c6d21oh"
"I have one very distinct memory of bad saves. In Final Fantasy Tactics, there's a boss encounter about 3/4ths of the way through the game that you have to fight with only your main character. It's at the end of a series of battles, meaning you can't move through the world map between them. The first time I ever played the game I got stuck here, I hadn't been staggering my saves, and saved over my only slot right after the first battle. I wasn't strong enough to defeat the boss and got stuck. I ended up having to restart from the beginning to beat him. Fast forward to Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions on the PSP. I was well aware of the boss, but I wasn't sure where. I had staggered saves and I was making sure that I always had a backup save. Somehow when it came time to fight that boss again, I had messed up my staggered saves and gotten stuck again. I think there was a cutscene or something before the first battle that you could save at, I don't quite remember exactly how I messed it up. I could go back to the battle before but that didn't help too much. Stuck yet again, I gave up. Luckily I aced it when I played through the game again on the iPhone. The best manual way to deal with it is to stagger saves over several slots, giving you X number of saves back from your current save. Ideally though you shouldn't have to think about it at all in a well-designed system. I wouldn't call your Dark Souls or FF issues related to bad saves. Those are both just part of the game that you have to deal with. A real bad save is one where you are stuck losing regardless of what you do."
"Fuck Wiegraf"
"BaconKnight"
"Not sure if this change has been seriously discussed here but I think this is gonna be the biggest, most unbalancing change in PvP in 1.4. For the most part I liked the changes Bioware made to the other classes. Commandos & Sages got buffs where they needed it, DPS Scoundrels got some love (though still not enough imo), and I'm even fine with the Assault Vanguard nerfs to be honest. But the buff to Focus spec baffled me for the longest time when I read it. I think if anything, most heavy PvPers (including Focus spec players) were expecting it to be hit with a nerf 1.4, instead it's the other way around. Everyone knows Focus Guardians (and to a lesser extent Sentinels) do the expected insane amounts of total damage (AOE spec, no big surprise) but what's crazy is that they'll often also have the biggest single hit in warzones, because of the way they can Force Stasis/Choke (skill tree node) and Leap in (Vindicator set bonus) to get extra damage + guaranteed crit (skill tree node). I'm fully augmented WH with optimized mods/enhancements and I'm lucky to hit 5.5k against BM and above opponents. I've screenshots of Guardians doing up to 6.7k in those same warzones while also surpassing me in total damage. And Bioware is buffing them so they can Smash even *more* often? It wasn't until I talked to a friend who does PvE (which I almost never do) that he explained it's a PvE buff. Focus spec lags super hard (around 15-20% according to DPS parsers) behind Vigilance for Guardians and the other 2 DPS trees for Sentinels in PvE. So they upping the frequency of Sweep to make up for this. Here's where I see 2 problems: 1) I doubt this is even gonna fix the PvE issue. A big part of Focus specs problem in PvE is the fact it's AOE and it'll wake up and hit all CC'd targets along with taking threat away from the tank that the tank might not have heavily taunted/attacked at that point. I have a feeling most dedicated PvErs are still gonna stick with the other specs because it's safer and does damage just fine. 2) I understand in PvE, Focus spec is underwhelming against a boss with 500k - 1mill-k HP. The sustain just isn't there (pre 1.4). But in PvP burst is king and against players with 15k-20k health, hitting for 5k-6.5k damage every 15 seconds against everybody around them is VERY VERY GOOD. And now it's gonna get even better. I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say next few weeks Warzones are gonna be a bit rough when more and more ppl realize how strong Focus spec is post 1.4 and until it becomes an obvious enough issue that Bioware needs to balance patch this. **TL;DR = As if Sweep/Smash spec wasn't already borderline OP in PvP, prepare to see a lot more of them come 1.4 buffs.** EDIT: Don't want to give the impression that I thought Focus spec was totally and absolutely broken. It does have weaknesses like lack of sustain and nothing to really fall back on if Smash doesn't hit (at least till the next cooldown). Also it's one of those specs that is very gear dependent, meaning with bad gear, it is very very bad because of the weaknesses above. But it's also a spec that gets exponentially better once you have awesome gear because everything is focused down to a single bursty AOE attack that automatically crits and is kinetic damage so Knights can completely ignore accuracy and crit rating and stack main stat, power, and surge (which explains the 6.7k+ hits). So again, didn't think it was broken, but did think it was a bit too strong pre 1.4. And now it's getting buffed. Sadface.jpg"
"Not sure if this change has been seriously discussed here but I think this is gonna be the biggest, most unbalancing change in PvP in 1.4. For the most part I liked the changes Bioware made to the other classes. Commandos & Sages got buffs where they needed it, DPS Scoundrels got some love (though still not enough imo), and I'm even fine with the Assault Vanguard nerfs to be honest. But the buff to Focus spec baffled me for the longest time when I read it. I think if anything, most heavy PvPers (including Focus spec players) were expecting it to be hit with a nerf 1.4, instead it's the other way around. Everyone knows Focus Guardians (and to a lesser extent Sentinels) do the expected insane amounts of total damage (AOE spec, no big surprise) but what's crazy is that they'll often also have the biggest single hit in warzones, because of the way they can Force Stasis/Choke (skill tree node) and Leap in (Vindicator set bonus) to get extra damage + guaranteed crit (skill tree node). I'm fully augmented WH with optimized mods/enhancements and I'm lucky to hit 5.5k against BM and above opponents. I've screenshots of Guardians doing up to 6.7k in those same warzones while also surpassing me in total damage. And Bioware is buffing them so they can Smash even more often? It wasn't until I talked to a friend who does PvE (which I almost never do) that he explained it's a PvE buff. Focus spec lags super hard (around 15-20% according to DPS parsers) behind Vigilance for Guardians and the other 2 DPS trees for Sentinels in PvE. So they upping the frequency of Sweep to make up for this. Here's where I see 2 problems: 1) I doubt this is even gonna fix the PvE issue. A big part of Focus specs problem in PvE is the fact it's AOE and it'll wake up and hit all CC'd targets along with taking threat away from the tank that the tank might not have heavily taunted/attacked at that point. I have a feeling most dedicated PvErs are still gonna stick with the other specs because it's safer and does damage just fine. 2) I understand in PvE, Focus spec is underwhelming against a boss with 500k - 1mill-k HP. The sustain just isn't there (pre 1.4). But in PvP burst is king and against players with 15k-20k health, hitting for 5k-6.5k damage every 15 seconds against everybody around them is VERY VERY GOOD. And now it's gonna get even better. I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say next few weeks Warzones are gonna be a bit rough when more and more ppl realize how strong Focus spec is post 1.4 and until it becomes an obvious enough issue that Bioware needs to balance patch this. TL;DR = As if Sweep/Smash spec wasn't already borderline OP in PvP, prepare to see a lot more of them come 1.4 buffs. EDIT: Don't want to give the impression that I thought Focus spec was totally and absolutely broken. It does have weaknesses like lack of sustain and nothing to really fall back on if Smash doesn't hit (at least till the next cooldown). Also it's one of those specs that is very gear dependent, meaning with bad gear, it is very very bad because of the weaknesses above. But it's also a spec that gets exponentially better once you have awesome gear because everything is focused down to a single bursty AOE attack that automatically crits and is kinetic damage so Knights can completely ignore accuracy and crit rating and stack main stat, power, and surge (which explains the 6.7k+ hits). So again, didn't think it was broken, but did think it was a bit too strong pre 1.4. And now it's getting buffed. Sadface.jpg "
"swtor"
"t5_2qxih"
"c6d1cdz"
"Not sure if this change has been seriously discussed here but I think this is gonna be the biggest, most unbalancing change in PvP in 1.4. For the most part I liked the changes Bioware made to the other classes. Commandos & Sages got buffs where they needed it, DPS Scoundrels got some love (though still not enough imo), and I'm even fine with the Assault Vanguard nerfs to be honest. But the buff to Focus spec baffled me for the longest time when I read it. I think if anything, most heavy PvPers (including Focus spec players) were expecting it to be hit with a nerf 1.4, instead it's the other way around. Everyone knows Focus Guardians (and to a lesser extent Sentinels) do the expected insane amounts of total damage (AOE spec, no big surprise) but what's crazy is that they'll often also have the biggest single hit in warzones, because of the way they can Force Stasis/Choke (skill tree node) and Leap in (Vindicator set bonus) to get extra damage + guaranteed crit (skill tree node). I'm fully augmented WH with optimized mods/enhancements and I'm lucky to hit 5.5k against BM and above opponents. I've screenshots of Guardians doing up to 6.7k in those same warzones while also surpassing me in total damage. And Bioware is buffing them so they can Smash even more often? It wasn't until I talked to a friend who does PvE (which I almost never do) that he explained it's a PvE buff. Focus spec lags super hard (around 15-20% according to DPS parsers) behind Vigilance for Guardians and the other 2 DPS trees for Sentinels in PvE. So they upping the frequency of Sweep to make up for this. Here's where I see 2 problems: 1) I doubt this is even gonna fix the PvE issue. A big part of Focus specs problem in PvE is the fact it's AOE and it'll wake up and hit all CC'd targets along with taking threat away from the tank that the tank might not have heavily taunted/attacked at that point. I have a feeling most dedicated PvErs are still gonna stick with the other specs because it's safer and does damage just fine. 2) I understand in PvE, Focus spec is underwhelming against a boss with 500k - 1mill-k HP. The sustain just isn't there (pre 1.4). But in PvP burst is king and against players with 15k-20k health, hitting for 5k-6.5k damage every 15 seconds against everybody around them is VERY VERY GOOD. And now it's gonna get even better. I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say next few weeks Warzones are gonna be a bit rough when more and more ppl realize how strong Focus spec is post 1.4 and until it becomes an obvious enough issue that Bioware needs to balance patch this."
"As if Sweep/Smash spec wasn't already borderline OP in PvP, prepare to see a lot more of them come 1.4 buffs. EDIT: Don't want to give the impression that I thought Focus spec was totally and absolutely broken. It does have weaknesses like lack of sustain and nothing to really fall back on if Smash doesn't hit (at least till the next cooldown). Also it's one of those specs that is very gear dependent, meaning with bad gear, it is very very bad because of the weaknesses above. But it's also a spec that gets exponentially better once you have awesome gear because everything is focused down to a single bursty AOE attack that automatically crits and is kinetic damage so Knights can completely ignore accuracy and crit rating and stack main stat, power, and surge (which explains the 6.7k+ hits). So again, didn't think it was broken, but did think it was a bit too strong pre 1.4. And now it's getting buffed. Sadface.jpg"
"acetylated"
"> Explain to me how to kite when they jump directly onto you immobilizing you? stun after leap (imob is 1.5s iirc, GCD is 1.5s, do the math) kite (see the attached slow; im assuming youre assault) no "good" focus spec is going to double leap on one target just to, um, kill you. Try kiting away from your group and you neutralize the threat. TL; DR: learn to fucking play your RANGED (see ranged) class."
"> Explain to me how to kite when they jump directly onto you immobilizing you? stun after leap (imob is 1.5s iirc, GCD is 1.5s, do the math) kite (see the attached slow; im assuming youre assault) no "good" focus spec is going to double leap on one target just to, um, kill you. Try kiting away from your group and you neutralize the threat. TL; DR: learn to fucking play your RANGED (see ranged) class. "
"swtor"
"t5_2qxih"
"c6d3p3y"
"Explain to me how to kite when they jump directly onto you immobilizing you? stun after leap (imob is 1.5s iirc, GCD is 1.5s, do the math) kite (see the attached slow; im assuming youre assault) no "good" focus spec is going to double leap on one target just to, um, kill you. Try kiting away from your group and you neutralize the threat."
"learn to fucking play your RANGED (see ranged) class."
"elcheecho"
"> Like I said I don't know and do not have the expertise or education look, i appreciate our level of conversation but i think you can understand if i tell you this is getting annoying. You keep saying it's important and insisting there is a role, but when I ask multiple times for more information you respond like this. Look, if you don't have a reasonable argument to back it up, we can move on. You're perfectly entitled to a point of view without evidence or reasonable argument. > i don't really believe that argumentation even works, directly Fine then, what does suggesting this guy is closeted gay going to do indirectly? Or at all? >are much more effective, if not persuasive. what is the indirect effect of suggesting this homophobe is a closeted gay? >again, you should be skeptical, but the study found that they tend to be gay dude, it doesn't mean he's definitely gay. this is a fact. we don't know. it's likely that he is, according to the research, but again, i ask you, how is this of any use? Accuse him of hypocrisy? He'll simply deny it, and continuing to call him gay will transform your accusation into taunting--you are now being unreasonable bullying tactics. So again, TL;DR: I get you think that through some fancy hand-waving suggesting the guy is gay (whether to his face or to each other) has some use. I'm simply asking you to present evidence or a reasonable argument. I'm still waiting."
"> Like I said I don't know and do not have the expertise or education look, i appreciate our level of conversation but i think you can understand if i tell you this is getting annoying. You keep saying it's important and insisting there is a role, but when I ask multiple times for more information you respond like this. Look, if you don't have a reasonable argument to back it up, we can move on. You're perfectly entitled to a point of view without evidence or reasonable argument. > i don't really believe that argumentation even works, directly Fine then, what does suggesting this guy is closeted gay going to do indirectly? Or at all? >are much more effective, if not persuasive. what is the indirect effect of suggesting this homophobe is a closeted gay? >again, you should be skeptical, but the study found that they tend to be gay dude, it doesn't mean he's definitely gay. this is a fact. we don't know. it's likely that he is, according to the research, but again, i ask you, how is this of any use? Accuse him of hypocrisy? He'll simply deny it, and continuing to call him gay will transform your accusation into taunting--you are now being unreasonable bullying tactics. So again, TL;DR: I get you think that through some fancy hand-waving suggesting the guy is gay (whether to his face or to each other) has some use. I'm simply asking you to present evidence or a reasonable argument. I'm still waiting. "
"atheism"
"t5_2qh2p"
"c6dtwmh"
"Like I said I don't know and do not have the expertise or education look, i appreciate our level of conversation but i think you can understand if i tell you this is getting annoying. You keep saying it's important and insisting there is a role, but when I ask multiple times for more information you respond like this. Look, if you don't have a reasonable argument to back it up, we can move on. You're perfectly entitled to a point of view without evidence or reasonable argument. > i don't really believe that argumentation even works, directly Fine then, what does suggesting this guy is closeted gay going to do indirectly? Or at all? >are much more effective, if not persuasive. what is the indirect effect of suggesting this homophobe is a closeted gay? >again, you should be skeptical, but the study found that they tend to be gay dude, it doesn't mean he's definitely gay. this is a fact. we don't know. it's likely that he is, according to the research, but again, i ask you, how is this of any use? Accuse him of hypocrisy? He'll simply deny it, and continuing to call him gay will transform your accusation into taunting--you are now being unreasonable bullying tactics. So again,"
"I get you think that through some fancy hand-waving suggesting the guy is gay (whether to his face or to each other) has some use. I'm simply asking you to present evidence or a reasonable argument. I'm still waiting."
"Calathas"
"Tower of heaven wasn't great mainly because it was the last arc to feature the bad reused animations for attacks and such, and the lack of blood that becomes a real mood killer when Erza has her first real major battles that would need it. Oracion Seis on the other hand was just a huge let down on delivering the story. The thing is my opinion on this arc might be a little biased, as at this point I ran out of episodes and changed to reading the manga. Then when coming back to watch the episodes it was more evident what factors were missing from the anime and that affected my views on the series. Now obviously it had its moments, Jura's fight with Hoteye was very well made, but especially the fights on the later stages seemed much worse on anime format. Lucy's and Erza's fights were not that well done and the final fight was made a wee bit too corny compared to the manga. But the real killer was the fact that the anime's delivery of the emotional stuff at the end was just plain worse than the manga's. That could be because I had already known of the coming plot twists, but that hasn't really mattered in any other anime I've watched thus far, nor did it affect my reactions in the Edolas scenes, which in truth were not as sad as the one in the end of Oracion Seis. **TL;DR:** A mix of censoring, lacking delivery and bias towards the manga."
"Tower of heaven wasn't great mainly because it was the last arc to feature the bad reused animations for attacks and such, and the lack of blood that becomes a real mood killer when Erza has her first real major battles that would need it. Oracion Seis on the other hand was just a huge let down on delivering the story. The thing is my opinion on this arc might be a little biased, as at this point I ran out of episodes and changed to reading the manga. Then when coming back to watch the episodes it was more evident what factors were missing from the anime and that affected my views on the series. Now obviously it had its moments, Jura's fight with Hoteye was very well made, but especially the fights on the later stages seemed much worse on anime format. Lucy's and Erza's fights were not that well done and the final fight was made a wee bit too corny compared to the manga. But the real killer was the fact that the anime's delivery of the emotional stuff at the end was just plain worse than the manga's. That could be because I had already known of the coming plot twists, but that hasn't really mattered in any other anime I've watched thus far, nor did it affect my reactions in the Edolas scenes, which in truth were not as sad as the one in the end of Oracion Seis. TL;DR: A mix of censoring, lacking delivery and bias towards the manga. "
"anime"
"t5_2qh22"
"c6d9vq9"
"Tower of heaven wasn't great mainly because it was the last arc to feature the bad reused animations for attacks and such, and the lack of blood that becomes a real mood killer when Erza has her first real major battles that would need it. Oracion Seis on the other hand was just a huge let down on delivering the story. The thing is my opinion on this arc might be a little biased, as at this point I ran out of episodes and changed to reading the manga. Then when coming back to watch the episodes it was more evident what factors were missing from the anime and that affected my views on the series. Now obviously it had its moments, Jura's fight with Hoteye was very well made, but especially the fights on the later stages seemed much worse on anime format. Lucy's and Erza's fights were not that well done and the final fight was made a wee bit too corny compared to the manga. But the real killer was the fact that the anime's delivery of the emotional stuff at the end was just plain worse than the manga's. That could be because I had already known of the coming plot twists, but that hasn't really mattered in any other anime I've watched thus far, nor did it affect my reactions in the Edolas scenes, which in truth were not as sad as the one in the end of Oracion Seis."
"A mix of censoring, lacking delivery and bias towards the manga."
"nervousnelli"
"She's been honest with you the entire time. And it's all about the drugs. You have to admit that you do like to use a lot. We all like drugs and the feelings but anything in moderation ya know? What are your goals besides drugs? Why can't you be happy with yourself and not rely on a pill and a high to make you happy? Why not take up a sport, running or even skydiving? You know, something that actually accomplishes life and you can share your experience with anyone anywhere? You'd really impress her if you cut most of those out. Why should she invest in you if you end up getting thrown in jail, overdose on something, or ruin your health. She definitely cares about you more than you know, and that's kinda hot. But you're not seeing it. You could have an amazing future with this beautiful girl and you're willing to throw it away for some "high" with your friends. You have a lot to be thankful for with her, and I don't think the pills are worth it. TL;DR - create your own natural highs. Gym - get a physical goal. Drugs are the lazy, trashy, and tacky way to be something you're not. "
"She's been honest with you the entire time. And it's all about the drugs. You have to admit that you do like to use a lot. We all like drugs and the feelings but anything in moderation ya know? What are your goals besides drugs? Why can't you be happy with yourself and not rely on a pill and a high to make you happy? Why not take up a sport, running or even skydiving? You know, something that actually accomplishes life and you can share your experience with anyone anywhere? You'd really impress her if you cut most of those out. Why should she invest in you if you end up getting thrown in jail, overdose on something, or ruin your health. She definitely cares about you more than you know, and that's kinda hot. But you're not seeing it. You could have an amazing future with this beautiful girl and you're willing to throw it away for some "high" with your friends. You have a lot to be thankful for with her, and I don't think the pills are worth it. TL;DR - create your own natural highs. Gym - get a physical goal. Drugs are the lazy, trashy, and tacky way to be something you're not. "
"relationship_advice"
"t5_2r0cn"
"c6da92z"
"She's been honest with you the entire time. And it's all about the drugs. You have to admit that you do like to use a lot. We all like drugs and the feelings but anything in moderation ya know? What are your goals besides drugs? Why can't you be happy with yourself and not rely on a pill and a high to make you happy? Why not take up a sport, running or even skydiving? You know, something that actually accomplishes life and you can share your experience with anyone anywhere? You'd really impress her if you cut most of those out. Why should she invest in you if you end up getting thrown in jail, overdose on something, or ruin your health. She definitely cares about you more than you know, and that's kinda hot. But you're not seeing it. You could have an amazing future with this beautiful girl and you're willing to throw it away for some "high" with your friends. You have a lot to be thankful for with her, and I don't think the pills are worth it."
"create your own natural highs. Gym - get a physical goal. Drugs are the lazy, trashy, and tacky way to be something you're not."
"rockyTron"
"You love yourself more than her. That's not inherently wrong, at your age this is natural. You should probably leave her though because you will hurt her in the end. I won't advocate changing yourself to her expectations because I think her expectations do not take you into account either. I think both of you would be better off with more compatible people. I use drugs a lot like you do. I'm not opposed to a bump of coke or two a couple times a year when it's around, I'll eat some mushrooms on a camping trip in the woods every couple years or so for a good cerebral dump and wipe, I smoke marijuana fairly regularly it's a good way to unwind with a beer at the end of the day, I drink beer and have begun brewing my own because it's a fun hobby, and I enjoy smoking cigars with my dad or my uncles when we have time to visit. My girlfriend and I live together and I've never pushed anything on her. She is aware of how I take my pleasure by the dose sometimes. She enjoys beer, and has taken an interest in brewing so we have a shared hobby, and the occasional toke, but has no interest in other drugs. I don't need her to take drugs to validate myself, and she doesn't require me to abstain to appease her own self-interest. We are compatible and sensible with each other. This is how we are and I wouldn't change her, and she doesn't need to change me. However I have a problem with your story. Why do you feel the need to validate yourself by pressuring her to use these substances the way you do? It's obvious she has no interest. On the other hand she is asking the same of you from a different perspective, that you abstain like her. It's obvious you have no interest to change either. There's your answer, staring you right in the face. If you have experienced such incompatibility on such regular intervals over the same issue which neither of you have an interest in changing, then stop beating yourself up. Give up on this rollercoaster because it is emotionally draining and hurtful for both of you. You are young, probably intelligent, and have a lot of time ahead of you. Learn from this and be yourself. You are yourself, she is herself, and if either has to change to fit the other's expectations, when these expectations are unreal, then be yourself by yourself and not what she wants you to be. I don't think you're going to be able to compromise with your current attitude about drugs. You need to find somebody less hung up on your drug use, and you also need to reexamine why you need her so badly to "try before you say no" to validate your own use. You yourself validate your own actions, no one else. Own that and get yourself out of this relationship before you damage yourselves even further. There are millions of other girls out there who could make a better match for you. Probably an older you, because I think I've been you and I think you still have some growing up to do before you commit to long term relationships especially ones as emotionally draining as this one. You're only 23 and you've been with her since 18? I've seen this happen in my own friends' relationships and it's usually an impediment to adulthood. Think about it, you've been together since you were children. You've become emotionally dependent on each other even though you're both growing up into very different adults. Time to move on and into your own adulthood and stop holding each other back. It can be an amicable break, time shared in love is very meaningful and will stay with you both forever, but every good thing must come to an end and you've postponed that point for too long now. TL;DR: Stop getting back together when it doesn't work out."
"You love yourself more than her. That's not inherently wrong, at your age this is natural. You should probably leave her though because you will hurt her in the end. I won't advocate changing yourself to her expectations because I think her expectations do not take you into account either. I think both of you would be better off with more compatible people. I use drugs a lot like you do. I'm not opposed to a bump of coke or two a couple times a year when it's around, I'll eat some mushrooms on a camping trip in the woods every couple years or so for a good cerebral dump and wipe, I smoke marijuana fairly regularly it's a good way to unwind with a beer at the end of the day, I drink beer and have begun brewing my own because it's a fun hobby, and I enjoy smoking cigars with my dad or my uncles when we have time to visit. My girlfriend and I live together and I've never pushed anything on her. She is aware of how I take my pleasure by the dose sometimes. She enjoys beer, and has taken an interest in brewing so we have a shared hobby, and the occasional toke, but has no interest in other drugs. I don't need her to take drugs to validate myself, and she doesn't require me to abstain to appease her own self-interest. We are compatible and sensible with each other. This is how we are and I wouldn't change her, and she doesn't need to change me. However I have a problem with your story. Why do you feel the need to validate yourself by pressuring her to use these substances the way you do? It's obvious she has no interest. On the other hand she is asking the same of you from a different perspective, that you abstain like her. It's obvious you have no interest to change either. There's your answer, staring you right in the face. If you have experienced such incompatibility on such regular intervals over the same issue which neither of you have an interest in changing, then stop beating yourself up. Give up on this rollercoaster because it is emotionally draining and hurtful for both of you. You are young, probably intelligent, and have a lot of time ahead of you. Learn from this and be yourself. You are yourself, she is herself, and if either has to change to fit the other's expectations, when these expectations are unreal, then be yourself by yourself and not what she wants you to be. I don't think you're going to be able to compromise with your current attitude about drugs. You need to find somebody less hung up on your drug use, and you also need to reexamine why you need her so badly to "try before you say no" to validate your own use. You yourself validate your own actions, no one else. Own that and get yourself out of this relationship before you damage yourselves even further. There are millions of other girls out there who could make a better match for you. Probably an older you, because I think I've been you and I think you still have some growing up to do before you commit to long term relationships especially ones as emotionally draining as this one. You're only 23 and you've been with her since 18? I've seen this happen in my own friends' relationships and it's usually an impediment to adulthood. Think about it, you've been together since you were children. You've become emotionally dependent on each other even though you're both growing up into very different adults. Time to move on and into your own adulthood and stop holding each other back. It can be an amicable break, time shared in love is very meaningful and will stay with you both forever, but every good thing must come to an end and you've postponed that point for too long now. TL;DR: Stop getting back together when it doesn't work out. "
"relationship_advice"
"t5_2r0cn"
"c6dj2mm"
"You love yourself more than her. That's not inherently wrong, at your age this is natural. You should probably leave her though because you will hurt her in the end. I won't advocate changing yourself to her expectations because I think her expectations do not take you into account either. I think both of you would be better off with more compatible people. I use drugs a lot like you do. I'm not opposed to a bump of coke or two a couple times a year when it's around, I'll eat some mushrooms on a camping trip in the woods every couple years or so for a good cerebral dump and wipe, I smoke marijuana fairly regularly it's a good way to unwind with a beer at the end of the day, I drink beer and have begun brewing my own because it's a fun hobby, and I enjoy smoking cigars with my dad or my uncles when we have time to visit. My girlfriend and I live together and I've never pushed anything on her. She is aware of how I take my pleasure by the dose sometimes. She enjoys beer, and has taken an interest in brewing so we have a shared hobby, and the occasional toke, but has no interest in other drugs. I don't need her to take drugs to validate myself, and she doesn't require me to abstain to appease her own self-interest. We are compatible and sensible with each other. This is how we are and I wouldn't change her, and she doesn't need to change me. However I have a problem with your story. Why do you feel the need to validate yourself by pressuring her to use these substances the way you do? It's obvious she has no interest. On the other hand she is asking the same of you from a different perspective, that you abstain like her. It's obvious you have no interest to change either. There's your answer, staring you right in the face. If you have experienced such incompatibility on such regular intervals over the same issue which neither of you have an interest in changing, then stop beating yourself up. Give up on this rollercoaster because it is emotionally draining and hurtful for both of you. You are young, probably intelligent, and have a lot of time ahead of you. Learn from this and be yourself. You are yourself, she is herself, and if either has to change to fit the other's expectations, when these expectations are unreal, then be yourself by yourself and not what she wants you to be. I don't think you're going to be able to compromise with your current attitude about drugs. You need to find somebody less hung up on your drug use, and you also need to reexamine why you need her so badly to "try before you say no" to validate your own use. You yourself validate your own actions, no one else. Own that and get yourself out of this relationship before you damage yourselves even further. There are millions of other girls out there who could make a better match for you. Probably an older you, because I think I've been you and I think you still have some growing up to do before you commit to long term relationships especially ones as emotionally draining as this one. You're only 23 and you've been with her since 18? I've seen this happen in my own friends' relationships and it's usually an impediment to adulthood. Think about it, you've been together since you were children. You've become emotionally dependent on each other even though you're both growing up into very different adults. Time to move on and into your own adulthood and stop holding each other back. It can be an amicable break, time shared in love is very meaningful and will stay with you both forever, but every good thing must come to an end and you've postponed that point for too long now."
"Stop getting back together when it doesn't work out."
"Duckylicious"
"If this Plan B is the same as the "morning after pill" I was prescribed 10 years ago (it wasn't OTC then, and going to get it from a furious hospital doctor [because doctor's offices were closed on a Saturday] who almost kicked me out because I didn't have a regular gyno, which meant she had to do a bunch of other checks on me as well was rather traumatic to me - for almost a year I turned sheet white at the notion of having to see a gyno), I'd have to agree. It screwed up my periods completely (I got them every 2 weeks for months, and even prescribing me the regular BC pill didn't fix it). Edit: So my tl;dr is I'm all for it being somewhat more easily accessible than it was then, but if it's the same pill, it's definitely a hormonal whopper with side effects. Second edit: Thanks to everyone who actually sent me thoughtful replies instead of going "no she's wrong, downvote herp derp"."
"If this Plan B is the same as the "morning after pill" I was prescribed 10 years ago (it wasn't OTC then, and going to get it from a furious hospital doctor [because doctor's offices were closed on a Saturday] who almost kicked me out because I didn't have a regular gyno, which meant she had to do a bunch of other checks on me as well was rather traumatic to me - for almost a year I turned sheet white at the notion of having to see a gyno), I'd have to agree. It screwed up my periods completely (I got them every 2 weeks for months, and even prescribing me the regular BC pill didn't fix it). Edit: So my tl;dr is I'm all for it being somewhat more easily accessible than it was then, but if it's the same pill, it's definitely a hormonal whopper with side effects. Second edit: Thanks to everyone who actually sent me thoughtful replies instead of going "no she's wrong, downvote herp derp". "
"TwoXChromosomes"
"t5_2r2jt"
"c6de3nf"
"If this Plan B is the same as the "morning after pill" I was prescribed 10 years ago (it wasn't OTC then, and going to get it from a furious hospital doctor [because doctor's offices were closed on a Saturday] who almost kicked me out because I didn't have a regular gyno, which meant she had to do a bunch of other checks on me as well was rather traumatic to me - for almost a year I turned sheet white at the notion of having to see a gyno), I'd have to agree. It screwed up my periods completely (I got them every 2 weeks for months, and even prescribing me the regular BC pill didn't fix it). Edit: So my"
"is I'm all for it being somewhat more easily accessible than it was then, but if it's the same pill, it's definitely a hormonal whopper with side effects. Second edit: Thanks to everyone who actually sent me thoughtful replies instead of going "no she's wrong, downvote herp derp"."
"picardo85"
"I'm warning for a wall of text here. Actually there's quite a good explanation for this phenomenon. This is what we in marketing call branding. That is the creation of a brand. A brand in turn is "A person, name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers." This is according to the american marketing association. Now in this case it has to do with personal branding. Rein, Kotler and Stoller (1987) define a celebrity as as ”A person whose name has attention-getting, interest-riveting, profit generating value”. By using a celebrity for endorsement in campaigns you can achieve something called co-branding. That means that the name of a celebrity is used to endorse a particular politician or party. This is the same as what Nike for example does with Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for example. They use their names, big names in their particular fields, to endorse endorse different kinds of products to give them more exposure. Say that you want to sell a shoe. If you see two ads, one with just the shoe and one with Michael Jordan (or whatever celebrity you know of) you are by more or less always going to pay more attention to the one with the celebrity. Alright so now we've covered the basics. Now we are coming to word of mouth or as we are here online we are talking about word of mouse. Because of the nature of politics, by that I mean that it's an area which very few people actually know that much about and the information can be ambiguous, they look to so called opinion leaders. These opinion leaders can be more or less anyone. For example Steven Colbert, Bill O'Riley,Engadget, Ray W Johnson or what ever ... someone people look to for some kind of information they are too lazy to find out themselves and which give them the information they think they need. Now say that you know jack shit about politics and you are ha huge fan of Madonna, then you'll most probably think that Madonna probably is on to something. So instead of finding stuff out yourself you vote like Madonna, because you "know" Madonna and you like her, so she's probably right. That means that Madonna is your opinion leader in this case. Same goes for basically all other brands, both for intangible and tangible "products". I could probably continue writing about this stuff all day but I think you get the picture from this. Tl;dr It's Marketing! Get affiliated with good celebrities and you can get more votes through them."
"I'm warning for a wall of text here. Actually there's quite a good explanation for this phenomenon. This is what we in marketing call branding. That is the creation of a brand. A brand in turn is "A person, name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers." This is according to the american marketing association. Now in this case it has to do with personal branding. Rein, Kotler and Stoller (1987) define a celebrity as as ”A person whose name has attention-getting, interest-riveting, profit generating value”. By using a celebrity for endorsement in campaigns you can achieve something called co-branding. That means that the name of a celebrity is used to endorse a particular politician or party. This is the same as what Nike for example does with Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for example. They use their names, big names in their particular fields, to endorse endorse different kinds of products to give them more exposure. Say that you want to sell a shoe. If you see two ads, one with just the shoe and one with Michael Jordan (or whatever celebrity you know of) you are by more or less always going to pay more attention to the one with the celebrity. Alright so now we've covered the basics. Now we are coming to word of mouth or as we are here online we are talking about word of mouse. Because of the nature of politics, by that I mean that it's an area which very few people actually know that much about and the information can be ambiguous, they look to so called opinion leaders. These opinion leaders can be more or less anyone. For example Steven Colbert, Bill O'Riley,Engadget, Ray W Johnson or what ever ... someone people look to for some kind of information they are too lazy to find out themselves and which give them the information they think they need. Now say that you know jack shit about politics and you are ha huge fan of Madonna, then you'll most probably think that Madonna probably is on to something. So instead of finding stuff out yourself you vote like Madonna, because you "know" Madonna and you like her, so she's probably right. That means that Madonna is your opinion leader in this case. Same goes for basically all other brands, both for intangible and tangible "products". I could probably continue writing about this stuff all day but I think you get the picture from this. Tl;dr It's Marketing! Get affiliated with good celebrities and you can get more votes through them. "
"AdviceAnimals"
"t5_2s7tt"
"c6dpwt0"
"I'm warning for a wall of text here. Actually there's quite a good explanation for this phenomenon. This is what we in marketing call branding. That is the creation of a brand. A brand in turn is "A person, name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers." This is according to the american marketing association. Now in this case it has to do with personal branding. Rein, Kotler and Stoller (1987) define a celebrity as as ”A person whose name has attention-getting, interest-riveting, profit generating value”. By using a celebrity for endorsement in campaigns you can achieve something called co-branding. That means that the name of a celebrity is used to endorse a particular politician or party. This is the same as what Nike for example does with Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for example. They use their names, big names in their particular fields, to endorse endorse different kinds of products to give them more exposure. Say that you want to sell a shoe. If you see two ads, one with just the shoe and one with Michael Jordan (or whatever celebrity you know of) you are by more or less always going to pay more attention to the one with the celebrity. Alright so now we've covered the basics. Now we are coming to word of mouth or as we are here online we are talking about word of mouse. Because of the nature of politics, by that I mean that it's an area which very few people actually know that much about and the information can be ambiguous, they look to so called opinion leaders. These opinion leaders can be more or less anyone. For example Steven Colbert, Bill O'Riley,Engadget, Ray W Johnson or what ever ... someone people look to for some kind of information they are too lazy to find out themselves and which give them the information they think they need. Now say that you know jack shit about politics and you are ha huge fan of Madonna, then you'll most probably think that Madonna probably is on to something. So instead of finding stuff out yourself you vote like Madonna, because you "know" Madonna and you like her, so she's probably right. That means that Madonna is your opinion leader in this case. Same goes for basically all other brands, both for intangible and tangible "products". I could probably continue writing about this stuff all day but I think you get the picture from this."
"It's Marketing! Get affiliated with good celebrities and you can get more votes through them."
"Yoda_RULZ"
"I was on this server and we were in our nether base. Someone decided that putting in beds right next to our chests for decoration would be fun (ignorant of what would happen when you click on one). I accidentally clicked on one and not only was all of the stuff strewn about, the base was quickly burning to the ground. tl;dr BEDS IN THE NETHER ARE NEVER A GOOD IDEA."
"I was on this server and we were in our nether base. Someone decided that putting in beds right next to our chests for decoration would be fun (ignorant of what would happen when you click on one). I accidentally clicked on one and not only was all of the stuff strewn about, the base was quickly burning to the ground. tl;dr BEDS IN THE NETHER ARE NEVER A GOOD IDEA. "
"Minecraft"
"t5_2r05i"
"c6dw47n"
"I was on this server and we were in our nether base. Someone decided that putting in beds right next to our chests for decoration would be fun (ignorant of what would happen when you click on one). I accidentally clicked on one and not only was all of the stuff strewn about, the base was quickly burning to the ground."
"BEDS IN THE NETHER ARE NEVER A GOOD IDEA."
"zlevine"
"Change out force armor for pinpoint barrier (+5% cc) and use the scoundrel with anatomy (+3% cc). You'll need more ApoC from a source and/or wand. You've done a good job stacking attack speed, but I feel like that has hindered you from getting more ApoC, LoH, and CC. Find a monster level that you can farm comfortably in 1.0.5 (All MLs above 0 have ilvl 63 drops) and slowly start accruing capital. Critical hit damage is a nice bonus, but only once you've collected enough APoC and LoH to set up an infinte permastun loop. tl;dr CC, LoH, and APoC before DPS (in my opinion). Baseline mechanics have to work well before it can output a ton of damage."
"Change out force armor for pinpoint barrier (+5% cc) and use the scoundrel with anatomy (+3% cc). You'll need more ApoC from a source and/or wand. You've done a good job stacking attack speed, but I feel like that has hindered you from getting more ApoC, LoH, and CC. Find a monster level that you can farm comfortably in 1.0.5 (All MLs above 0 have ilvl 63 drops) and slowly start accruing capital. Critical hit damage is a nice bonus, but only once you've collected enough APoC and LoH to set up an infinte permastun loop. tl;dr CC, LoH, and APoC before DPS (in my opinion). Baseline mechanics have to work well before it can output a ton of damage. "
"Diablo"
"t5_2qore"
"c6dvxzf"
"Change out force armor for pinpoint barrier (+5% cc) and use the scoundrel with anatomy (+3% cc). You'll need more ApoC from a source and/or wand. You've done a good job stacking attack speed, but I feel like that has hindered you from getting more ApoC, LoH, and CC. Find a monster level that you can farm comfortably in 1.0.5 (All MLs above 0 have ilvl 63 drops) and slowly start accruing capital. Critical hit damage is a nice bonus, but only once you've collected enough APoC and LoH to set up an infinte permastun loop."
"CC, LoH, and APoC before DPS (in my opinion). Baseline mechanics have to work well before it can output a ton of damage."
"Nekenieh"
"Guess I'll throw my .02 in here. Spec(Spectral Blades(Deep Cuts), Twister(WW), Diamond Skin, Explosive Blast, Frost nova). Relevant Stats(DPS 37k, Crt 38%, 1.8 AS, ~42k life, ~500Resist, ~5.5k-6k Armor, 19 APoC, ~900LoH) First off, does Spectral Blades - Deep Cuts proc CM? Yes. Tried it myself. I hit some mobs, used my Diamond skin and clearly saw it reducing my cooldown in large chunks. Was the coefficient changed at all? I dunno, it's been so long since I used Spectral Blades, but on one of those large numbered groups in A3 it seemed to proc quite often. Act 3(MP0): Wow, they really nerfed it. This might be fun to try new specs with, as more that wouldn't be viable due to high dmg before could now be workable. Might not be the most efficient way to farm, but if you want to mix things up then why not? Enemies die very fast. Act 3(MP3-4): Getting harder. Seems about where Inferno is now. Act 3(MP5): Alright, their health is now pretty high. To high for me to want to farm with my current DPS. Damage done to me is noticeably higher, and I've died from some real nasty spike damage. If you have trouble keeping stuff frozen, and you run into a nasty affix combo, you're gonna have a bad time. Act 3 MP(10). Tried this with another wizard, and while we killed an easy affix pack, monster health is just to high to make me want to run it. Normal mobs can hit like a truck and if you lag on your windup, you're dead. I also tried some low MP Act 1, and while I enjoy being able to get top quality loot, the enemies are to spread out for it to be efficient farming. It's nice for a change of scenery, but that's all. As for how the spec feels? Alright. Not as OP as before, but still works. I usually toss out 2 WW and then a SB hit to put up the bleeds to help reset cooldowns. I run with the cooldown reduction passive rune(can't remember name atm) and that seems to be enough. Some might want to think about taking the reduce cooldown rune for Frost Nova if your crit or attack speed is low. TL;DR Spectral Blades - Deep Cuts still procs CM from the bleed, Windup Wizard is still viable with some moderate gear and high crit, MP0 is super easy, MP3-4 feels like it does now, MP5+ enemy HP is to high to make it feel worth the time."
"Guess I'll throw my .02 in here. Spec(Spectral Blades(Deep Cuts), Twister(WW), Diamond Skin, Explosive Blast, Frost nova). Relevant Stats(DPS 37k, Crt 38%, 1.8 AS, ~42k life, ~500Resist, ~5.5k-6k Armor, 19 APoC, ~900LoH) First off, does Spectral Blades - Deep Cuts proc CM? Yes. Tried it myself. I hit some mobs, used my Diamond skin and clearly saw it reducing my cooldown in large chunks. Was the coefficient changed at all? I dunno, it's been so long since I used Spectral Blades, but on one of those large numbered groups in A3 it seemed to proc quite often. Act 3(MP0): Wow, they really nerfed it. This might be fun to try new specs with, as more that wouldn't be viable due to high dmg before could now be workable. Might not be the most efficient way to farm, but if you want to mix things up then why not? Enemies die very fast. Act 3(MP3-4): Getting harder. Seems about where Inferno is now. Act 3(MP5): Alright, their health is now pretty high. To high for me to want to farm with my current DPS. Damage done to me is noticeably higher, and I've died from some real nasty spike damage. If you have trouble keeping stuff frozen, and you run into a nasty affix combo, you're gonna have a bad time. Act 3 MP(10). Tried this with another wizard, and while we killed an easy affix pack, monster health is just to high to make me want to run it. Normal mobs can hit like a truck and if you lag on your windup, you're dead. I also tried some low MP Act 1, and while I enjoy being able to get top quality loot, the enemies are to spread out for it to be efficient farming. It's nice for a change of scenery, but that's all. As for how the spec feels? Alright. Not as OP as before, but still works. I usually toss out 2 WW and then a SB hit to put up the bleeds to help reset cooldowns. I run with the cooldown reduction passive rune(can't remember name atm) and that seems to be enough. Some might want to think about taking the reduce cooldown rune for Frost Nova if your crit or attack speed is low. TL;DR Spectral Blades - Deep Cuts still procs CM from the bleed, Windup Wizard is still viable with some moderate gear and high crit, MP0 is super easy, MP3-4 feels like it does now, MP5+ enemy HP is to high to make it feel worth the time. "
"Diablo"
"t5_2qore"
"c6dm81w"
"Guess I'll throw my .02 in here. Spec(Spectral Blades(Deep Cuts), Twister(WW), Diamond Skin, Explosive Blast, Frost nova). Relevant Stats(DPS 37k, Crt 38%, 1.8 AS, ~42k life, ~500Resist, ~5.5k-6k Armor, 19 APoC, ~900LoH) First off, does Spectral Blades - Deep Cuts proc CM? Yes. Tried it myself. I hit some mobs, used my Diamond skin and clearly saw it reducing my cooldown in large chunks. Was the coefficient changed at all? I dunno, it's been so long since I used Spectral Blades, but on one of those large numbered groups in A3 it seemed to proc quite often. Act 3(MP0): Wow, they really nerfed it. This might be fun to try new specs with, as more that wouldn't be viable due to high dmg before could now be workable. Might not be the most efficient way to farm, but if you want to mix things up then why not? Enemies die very fast. Act 3(MP3-4): Getting harder. Seems about where Inferno is now. Act 3(MP5): Alright, their health is now pretty high. To high for me to want to farm with my current DPS. Damage done to me is noticeably higher, and I've died from some real nasty spike damage. If you have trouble keeping stuff frozen, and you run into a nasty affix combo, you're gonna have a bad time. Act 3 MP(10). Tried this with another wizard, and while we killed an easy affix pack, monster health is just to high to make me want to run it. Normal mobs can hit like a truck and if you lag on your windup, you're dead. I also tried some low MP Act 1, and while I enjoy being able to get top quality loot, the enemies are to spread out for it to be efficient farming. It's nice for a change of scenery, but that's all. As for how the spec feels? Alright. Not as OP as before, but still works. I usually toss out 2 WW and then a SB hit to put up the bleeds to help reset cooldowns. I run with the cooldown reduction passive rune(can't remember name atm) and that seems to be enough. Some might want to think about taking the reduce cooldown rune for Frost Nova if your crit or attack speed is low."
"Spectral Blades - Deep Cuts still procs CM from the bleed, Windup Wizard is still viable with some moderate gear and high crit, MP0 is super easy, MP3-4 feels like it does now, MP5+ enemy HP is to high to make it feel worth the time."
"RogerShakenbak"
"No, you're not alone. I didn't take one either. I *did* sit in on the BRC when my wife took it. The instructor you get when you take the MSF is pivotal in how beneficial your BRC experience will be. My wife's instructors were just a couple of good-ol'-boys earning a little extra cash on weekends. I believe many new riders put too much stock in what an MSF course instructor has to say, as though they are the end-all-be-all in motorcycling technique. The curriculum is essentially the same defensive driving techniques taught in high school drivers' ed. It's not some magic bean that keeps you from dying on the street. It's not a magic common sense pill either. Her class was geared toward cruiser riders as well. The myths about front brake vs. rear brake were actually taught in her class. Then, as the husband, it's difficult to refute the misinformation she was given by this motorcycling god placed before her by fate. Edit: I'd like to add that about 6 miles into her 2nd ride, she went wide in a right-hander, froze at the controls and crashed in the grass. I was behind her and had to watch and hear (Chatterboxes) the whole thing. She was uninjured but her Baby Ninja wasn't rideable. This was a week after she passed her BRC at what her instructors said was the "top of the class." TL;DR: The MSF, while a good base, isn't going to transform anyone into a good rider. Common sense, respect for the machine, a thirst for knowledge (and research), the ability to think critically and apply that to the controls and a host of traits that some people just don't have will go a lot farther to surviving your motorcycle. "
"No, you're not alone. I didn't take one either. I did sit in on the BRC when my wife took it. The instructor you get when you take the MSF is pivotal in how beneficial your BRC experience will be. My wife's instructors were just a couple of good-ol'-boys earning a little extra cash on weekends. I believe many new riders put too much stock in what an MSF course instructor has to say, as though they are the end-all-be-all in motorcycling technique. The curriculum is essentially the same defensive driving techniques taught in high school drivers' ed. It's not some magic bean that keeps you from dying on the street. It's not a magic common sense pill either. Her class was geared toward cruiser riders as well. The myths about front brake vs. rear brake were actually taught in her class. Then, as the husband, it's difficult to refute the misinformation she was given by this motorcycling god placed before her by fate. Edit: I'd like to add that about 6 miles into her 2nd ride, she went wide in a right-hander, froze at the controls and crashed in the grass. I was behind her and had to watch and hear (Chatterboxes) the whole thing. She was uninjured but her Baby Ninja wasn't rideable. This was a week after she passed her BRC at what her instructors said was the "top of the class." TL;DR: The MSF, while a good base, isn't going to transform anyone into a good rider. Common sense, respect for the machine, a thirst for knowledge (and research), the ability to think critically and apply that to the controls and a host of traits that some people just don't have will go a lot farther to surviving your motorcycle. "
"motorcycles"
"t5_2qi6d"
"c6dqjex"
"No, you're not alone. I didn't take one either. I did sit in on the BRC when my wife took it. The instructor you get when you take the MSF is pivotal in how beneficial your BRC experience will be. My wife's instructors were just a couple of good-ol'-boys earning a little extra cash on weekends. I believe many new riders put too much stock in what an MSF course instructor has to say, as though they are the end-all-be-all in motorcycling technique. The curriculum is essentially the same defensive driving techniques taught in high school drivers' ed. It's not some magic bean that keeps you from dying on the street. It's not a magic common sense pill either. Her class was geared toward cruiser riders as well. The myths about front brake vs. rear brake were actually taught in her class. Then, as the husband, it's difficult to refute the misinformation she was given by this motorcycling god placed before her by fate. Edit: I'd like to add that about 6 miles into her 2nd ride, she went wide in a right-hander, froze at the controls and crashed in the grass. I was behind her and had to watch and hear (Chatterboxes) the whole thing. She was uninjured but her Baby Ninja wasn't rideable. This was a week after she passed her BRC at what her instructors said was the "top of the class.""
"The MSF, while a good base, isn't going to transform anyone into a good rider. Common sense, respect for the machine, a thirst for knowledge (and research), the ability to think critically and apply that to the controls and a host of traits that some people just don't have will go a lot farther to surviving your motorcycle."
"shoopdedoop"
"I used to work for MGM Studios (now known as Disney's Hollywood Stuidos,) and it was Soap Weekend. This meant that thousands of soap stars from around the world flocked to the park to charge hundreds of dollars to sign a photo. I was heading into the castmember restroom after a delicious lunch of mystery nuggets. The door seemed a bit stuck, so I slammed into it like a line-backer on steroids. Unbeknownst to me, Susan Lucci was on the other side, trying to escape our filth-laden bathroom. My beefy body hit the door, and I heard an "oof" as yards of skanky red cloth, shiny brunette hair and about 17 inches of spike heels flew across the room and landed in the sink. TL;DR: I knocked Susan Lucci on her ass. "
"I used to work for MGM Studios (now known as Disney's Hollywood Stuidos,) and it was Soap Weekend. This meant that thousands of soap stars from around the world flocked to the park to charge hundreds of dollars to sign a photo. I was heading into the castmember restroom after a delicious lunch of mystery nuggets. The door seemed a bit stuck, so I slammed into it like a line-backer on steroids. Unbeknownst to me, Susan Lucci was on the other side, trying to escape our filth-laden bathroom. My beefy body hit the door, and I heard an "oof" as yards of skanky red cloth, shiny brunette hair and about 17 inches of spike heels flew across the room and landed in the sink. TL;DR: I knocked Susan Lucci on her ass. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6dk5pn"
"I used to work for MGM Studios (now known as Disney's Hollywood Stuidos,) and it was Soap Weekend. This meant that thousands of soap stars from around the world flocked to the park to charge hundreds of dollars to sign a photo. I was heading into the castmember restroom after a delicious lunch of mystery nuggets. The door seemed a bit stuck, so I slammed into it like a line-backer on steroids. Unbeknownst to me, Susan Lucci was on the other side, trying to escape our filth-laden bathroom. My beefy body hit the door, and I heard an "oof" as yards of skanky red cloth, shiny brunette hair and about 17 inches of spike heels flew across the room and landed in the sink."
"I knocked Susan Lucci on her ass."
"Colemak34DD"
"The good: * Audio/Video quality (including mics) * Banter wasn't annoying * You know what you're doing while playing The bad: * Banter got off topic, which is fine but towards the end of part 2 you brought up XP boost being potentially pay to win, but never really talked about it. I find commentary to content more enjoyable when interesting conversations are had about the content they're displaying. By no means does this mean it has to be 30 minutes talking about firefall, but considering your audience is watching a video about firefall news/opinions/criticisms/explinations are what I'm looking for for most of the commentary tl;dr: Good job, but more firefall talk"
"The good: Audio/Video quality (including mics) Banter wasn't annoying You know what you're doing while playing The bad: Banter got off topic, which is fine but towards the end of part 2 you brought up XP boost being potentially pay to win, but never really talked about it. I find commentary to content more enjoyable when interesting conversations are had about the content they're displaying. By no means does this mean it has to be 30 minutes talking about firefall, but considering your audience is watching a video about firefall news/opinions/criticisms/explinations are what I'm looking for for most of the commentary tl;dr: Good job, but more firefall talk "
"firefall"
"t5_2s629"
"c6ey2zm"
"The good: Audio/Video quality (including mics) Banter wasn't annoying You know what you're doing while playing The bad: Banter got off topic, which is fine but towards the end of part 2 you brought up XP boost being potentially pay to win, but never really talked about it. I find commentary to content more enjoyable when interesting conversations are had about the content they're displaying. By no means does this mean it has to be 30 minutes talking about firefall, but considering your audience is watching a video about firefall news/opinions/criticisms/explinations are what I'm looking for for most of the commentary"
"Good job, but more firefall talk"
"Caronc"
"I am a little late, but this is something I did that my Dad was proud of me for. I was constantly bullied for around 7 years (still am in some cases) but, although I could fight if I needed to (My father is an ex almost Olympic boxer who taught me for around 2 years,) I would always get ready to hurt someone but stopped myself. I wanted to hurt the person but there was something stopping me. Almost every day I would come home with a new bruise and with each day both my father and I got a little bit more angry, he told me that if I stood up for myself I would get to go to Mc Donalds or something. After years of my Dad telling me to stand up for myself one day while being randomly attacked by someone (he was my friend but just got scared as hell.) So I just did did a spin and threw a right hook (with nice form if I remember correctly,) into his jaw. The bully fell to the ground crying, almost knocked out. As you may expect I got send to the principals office and was told the basic "What you did was wrong!" I told my Dad about the story he gave me a pat on my back. When my teacher went to speak with my Dad about it my Dad replied with "My son was bullied for years and you guys didn't help, he stood up for himself and do you think that that the kid will bully him again?" The teacher was embarrassed and it made my week and the bullying has remarkably slowed down. TL;DR: After years of being bullied, almost knocked a kid out and got Mc Donalds. Edit: This was Grade 7."
"I am a little late, but this is something I did that my Dad was proud of me for. I was constantly bullied for around 7 years (still am in some cases) but, although I could fight if I needed to (My father is an ex almost Olympic boxer who taught me for around 2 years,) I would always get ready to hurt someone but stopped myself. I wanted to hurt the person but there was something stopping me. Almost every day I would come home with a new bruise and with each day both my father and I got a little bit more angry, he told me that if I stood up for myself I would get to go to Mc Donalds or something. After years of my Dad telling me to stand up for myself one day while being randomly attacked by someone (he was my friend but just got scared as hell.) So I just did did a spin and threw a right hook (with nice form if I remember correctly,) into his jaw. The bully fell to the ground crying, almost knocked out. As you may expect I got send to the principals office and was told the basic "What you did was wrong!" I told my Dad about the story he gave me a pat on my back. When my teacher went to speak with my Dad about it my Dad replied with "My son was bullied for years and you guys didn't help, he stood up for himself and do you think that that the kid will bully him again?" The teacher was embarrassed and it made my week and the bullying has remarkably slowed down. TL;DR: After years of being bullied, almost knocked a kid out and got Mc Donalds. Edit: This was Grade 7. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6dyl4t"
"I am a little late, but this is something I did that my Dad was proud of me for. I was constantly bullied for around 7 years (still am in some cases) but, although I could fight if I needed to (My father is an ex almost Olympic boxer who taught me for around 2 years,) I would always get ready to hurt someone but stopped myself. I wanted to hurt the person but there was something stopping me. Almost every day I would come home with a new bruise and with each day both my father and I got a little bit more angry, he told me that if I stood up for myself I would get to go to Mc Donalds or something. After years of my Dad telling me to stand up for myself one day while being randomly attacked by someone (he was my friend but just got scared as hell.) So I just did did a spin and threw a right hook (with nice form if I remember correctly,) into his jaw. The bully fell to the ground crying, almost knocked out. As you may expect I got send to the principals office and was told the basic "What you did was wrong!" I told my Dad about the story he gave me a pat on my back. When my teacher went to speak with my Dad about it my Dad replied with "My son was bullied for years and you guys didn't help, he stood up for himself and do you think that that the kid will bully him again?" The teacher was embarrassed and it made my week and the bullying has remarkably slowed down."
"After years of being bullied, almost knocked a kid out and got Mc Donalds. Edit: This was Grade 7."
"dannywarbucks11"
"My then 10 month old son was the McDonalds playplace, just being a little goofball, when this ADORABLE little girl climbs in as well, the cutest little thing ever, about 5. She walks up to my fiancee and asks "Can I play with him?" and points to my son. She said sure and she climbs up and starts playing with him. Well, for about twenty minutes, they're giggling and laughing. When suddenly, she screams bloody murder. We turn around ... and then started laughing. It turns out my 10 month old son was as big as this 5 year old and her pinned down, pulling on her dress and trying to bite her cheek. It was adorably creepy. I had to climb in there and pull him off (easier said than done). She ran out and she promptly left with her mom. tl;dr: My 10 month old molests a 5 year old. >>"
"My then 10 month old son was the McDonalds playplace, just being a little goofball, when this ADORABLE little girl climbs in as well, the cutest little thing ever, about 5. She walks up to my fiancee and asks "Can I play with him?" and points to my son. She said sure and she climbs up and starts playing with him. Well, for about twenty minutes, they're giggling and laughing. When suddenly, she screams bloody murder. We turn around ... and then started laughing. It turns out my 10 month old son was as big as this 5 year old and her pinned down, pulling on her dress and trying to bite her cheek. It was adorably creepy. I had to climb in there and pull him off (easier said than done). She ran out and she promptly left with her mom. tl;dr: My 10 month old molests a 5 year old. >> "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6e3891"
"My then 10 month old son was the McDonalds playplace, just being a little goofball, when this ADORABLE little girl climbs in as well, the cutest little thing ever, about 5. She walks up to my fiancee and asks "Can I play with him?" and points to my son. She said sure and she climbs up and starts playing with him. Well, for about twenty minutes, they're giggling and laughing. When suddenly, she screams bloody murder. We turn around ... and then started laughing. It turns out my 10 month old son was as big as this 5 year old and her pinned down, pulling on her dress and trying to bite her cheek. It was adorably creepy. I had to climb in there and pull him off (easier said than done). She ran out and she promptly left with her mom."
"My 10 month old molests a 5 year old. >>"
"gl1guy"
"when my kids were little (they are both in their 20's now) i had always told them to look after one another. reminding them that he was the only brother he had. the oldest was in 5th grade, the younger in 4th. on the bus one day coming home from school, an 8th grader began hitting the older in the back of the head ( this was not the first time he had bullied them). he was hiting him fairly hard as he came home with large knots. anyway, the younger who was sitting with him jumped up, leaped across the back of the seat and promptly beat the 8th grader into a crying bloody mess. (i had taught them both how to defend themselves from an early age) no one EVER dared to bully either of my children for the remainder of their schoolling. this story was relayed to me by their bus driver ben, who happened to be a friend of mine. lucas, the younger, was kicked off of the bus for a week for fighting, shcool rules, although the driver clearly stated to the principal that it was a matter of self defense. ben, the driver, was quite proud of my son, no where near as proud as i was. i enjoyed every day of driving that boy to school. the 8th graders parents, both of whom i know, to this day will not look me in the eye or speak to me. tl;dr 4th grader beat an 8th grade bully to bloody tears."
"when my kids were little (they are both in their 20's now) i had always told them to look after one another. reminding them that he was the only brother he had. the oldest was in 5th grade, the younger in 4th. on the bus one day coming home from school, an 8th grader began hitting the older in the back of the head ( this was not the first time he had bullied them). he was hiting him fairly hard as he came home with large knots. anyway, the younger who was sitting with him jumped up, leaped across the back of the seat and promptly beat the 8th grader into a crying bloody mess. (i had taught them both how to defend themselves from an early age) no one EVER dared to bully either of my children for the remainder of their schoolling. this story was relayed to me by their bus driver ben, who happened to be a friend of mine. lucas, the younger, was kicked off of the bus for a week for fighting, shcool rules, although the driver clearly stated to the principal that it was a matter of self defense. ben, the driver, was quite proud of my son, no where near as proud as i was. i enjoyed every day of driving that boy to school. the 8th graders parents, both of whom i know, to this day will not look me in the eye or speak to me. tl;dr 4th grader beat an 8th grade bully to bloody tears. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6e5ue6"
"when my kids were little (they are both in their 20's now) i had always told them to look after one another. reminding them that he was the only brother he had. the oldest was in 5th grade, the younger in 4th. on the bus one day coming home from school, an 8th grader began hitting the older in the back of the head ( this was not the first time he had bullied them). he was hiting him fairly hard as he came home with large knots. anyway, the younger who was sitting with him jumped up, leaped across the back of the seat and promptly beat the 8th grader into a crying bloody mess. (i had taught them both how to defend themselves from an early age) no one EVER dared to bully either of my children for the remainder of their schoolling. this story was relayed to me by their bus driver ben, who happened to be a friend of mine. lucas, the younger, was kicked off of the bus for a week for fighting, shcool rules, although the driver clearly stated to the principal that it was a matter of self defense. ben, the driver, was quite proud of my son, no where near as proud as i was. i enjoyed every day of driving that boy to school. the 8th graders parents, both of whom i know, to this day will not look me in the eye or speak to me."
"4th grader beat an 8th grade bully to bloody tears."
"Bearwithablunt"
"My dad is a CFO and spends most of his time making business contracts and so spends a large amount of his time in negotiations/arguments. As a result he is normally very calm and well worded, and when he wants to be aggressive goes for the approach of being firm and accurate in his negotiations and basically knowledge bombing people till they don't know what to do. A few weeks ago my girlfriends father (who is an ignorant idiot) started trying to blame my girlfriend for getting who drink spiked when she was out at a bar in a quite area, saying that the way she was dressed was provocative and a bunch of other disgusting and retarded reasons. He also tried to stop me coming into his house or seeing his daughter because of this, no idea how that logic worked seeing as though I was the only person comforting her. So when I arrived at the house he started yelling at me, calling me a drug addict because he knew I have smoked weed before, yelling at me and my girlfriend, she starts yelling back and holding in tears while I patiently waited for him to finish his shit storm idiot rant. Once finished I asked him if we were going to go inside and talk like adults about it or if he wanted to keep throwing a tantrum. He was so taken aback he told us to come in and we sat down. I then proceeded to go through everything he said, negating every argument and informing him how disgusting it was that he would even suggest some of the things he had said (that I was a drug addict and that the way she dressed she was asking to get her drink spiked). He continuously tried to interrupt me switching to his daughter, at which every time I calmly stated that I thought we were having an adult conversation and that I would be able to finish my story without being interrupted. By the end of my 5 minutes of knowledge bombing him he couldn't even look me in the eyes, he just said it was fine if I stayed there and I dealt with the situation in a respectful way. I told my dad the story and he just said with a ridiculous grin on his face - "you are definitely my son." TL:DR; talked a bully (my girlfriends dad) into thanking me. I am my fathers son "
"My dad is a CFO and spends most of his time making business contracts and so spends a large amount of his time in negotiations/arguments. As a result he is normally very calm and well worded, and when he wants to be aggressive goes for the approach of being firm and accurate in his negotiations and basically knowledge bombing people till they don't know what to do. A few weeks ago my girlfriends father (who is an ignorant idiot) started trying to blame my girlfriend for getting who drink spiked when she was out at a bar in a quite area, saying that the way she was dressed was provocative and a bunch of other disgusting and retarded reasons. He also tried to stop me coming into his house or seeing his daughter because of this, no idea how that logic worked seeing as though I was the only person comforting her. So when I arrived at the house he started yelling at me, calling me a drug addict because he knew I have smoked weed before, yelling at me and my girlfriend, she starts yelling back and holding in tears while I patiently waited for him to finish his shit storm idiot rant. Once finished I asked him if we were going to go inside and talk like adults about it or if he wanted to keep throwing a tantrum. He was so taken aback he told us to come in and we sat down. I then proceeded to go through everything he said, negating every argument and informing him how disgusting it was that he would even suggest some of the things he had said (that I was a drug addict and that the way she dressed she was asking to get her drink spiked). He continuously tried to interrupt me switching to his daughter, at which every time I calmly stated that I thought we were having an adult conversation and that I would be able to finish my story without being interrupted. By the end of my 5 minutes of knowledge bombing him he couldn't even look me in the eyes, he just said it was fine if I stayed there and I dealt with the situation in a respectful way. I told my dad the story and he just said with a ridiculous grin on his face - "you are definitely my son." TL:DR; talked a bully (my girlfriends dad) into thanking me. I am my fathers son "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6dywpe"
"My dad is a CFO and spends most of his time making business contracts and so spends a large amount of his time in negotiations/arguments. As a result he is normally very calm and well worded, and when he wants to be aggressive goes for the approach of being firm and accurate in his negotiations and basically knowledge bombing people till they don't know what to do. A few weeks ago my girlfriends father (who is an ignorant idiot) started trying to blame my girlfriend for getting who drink spiked when she was out at a bar in a quite area, saying that the way she was dressed was provocative and a bunch of other disgusting and retarded reasons. He also tried to stop me coming into his house or seeing his daughter because of this, no idea how that logic worked seeing as though I was the only person comforting her. So when I arrived at the house he started yelling at me, calling me a drug addict because he knew I have smoked weed before, yelling at me and my girlfriend, she starts yelling back and holding in tears while I patiently waited for him to finish his shit storm idiot rant. Once finished I asked him if we were going to go inside and talk like adults about it or if he wanted to keep throwing a tantrum. He was so taken aback he told us to come in and we sat down. I then proceeded to go through everything he said, negating every argument and informing him how disgusting it was that he would even suggest some of the things he had said (that I was a drug addict and that the way she dressed she was asking to get her drink spiked). He continuously tried to interrupt me switching to his daughter, at which every time I calmly stated that I thought we were having an adult conversation and that I would be able to finish my story without being interrupted. By the end of my 5 minutes of knowledge bombing him he couldn't even look me in the eyes, he just said it was fine if I stayed there and I dealt with the situation in a respectful way. I told my dad the story and he just said with a ridiculous grin on his face - "you are definitely my son.""
"talked a bully (my girlfriends dad) into thanking me. I am my fathers son"
"Arve"
"> (to make matters worse I live in new zealand, So I have to also buy a step down transformer to even get the thing running without blowing it up. An expensive investment :/) Note for anyone else ordering the O2 or O2+ODAC: When you order from Epiphany Acoustics, they will supply a power supply with the correct voltage for your country. This means that you can get away with a travel adapter instead of buying an entirely new PSU for it. > -If I used a 3.5 to 3.5 cable to connect the O2 to my ONBOARD SOUND, wouldnt I be distorting (over amplifying?) my music? Is that how onboard sound works? If you have the O2+ODAC, there is no good reason to do this, as you will not be utilizing the ODAC, which you have paid for. In terms of distortion: The signal is going to be no better than the quality of your soundcard, but the O2 will provide enough power to drive difficult headphones, and may still sound massively better than the headphone jack on your PC due to driving the headphones properly. TL;DR: There is a USB mini connector on the rear of your O2+ODAC - use the supplied USB cable and connect that to your PC directly. No other connections needed."
"> (to make matters worse I live in new zealand, So I have to also buy a step down transformer to even get the thing running without blowing it up. An expensive investment :/) Note for anyone else ordering the O2 or O2+ODAC: When you order from Epiphany Acoustics, they will supply a power supply with the correct voltage for your country. This means that you can get away with a travel adapter instead of buying an entirely new PSU for it. > -If I used a 3.5 to 3.5 cable to connect the O2 to my ONBOARD SOUND, wouldnt I be distorting (over amplifying?) my music? Is that how onboard sound works? If you have the O2+ODAC, there is no good reason to do this, as you will not be utilizing the ODAC, which you have paid for. In terms of distortion: The signal is going to be no better than the quality of your soundcard, but the O2 will provide enough power to drive difficult headphones, and may still sound massively better than the headphone jack on your PC due to driving the headphones properly. TL;DR: There is a USB mini connector on the rear of your O2+ODAC - use the supplied USB cable and connect that to your PC directly. No other connections needed. "
"audiophile"
"t5_2qmiy"
"c6e3jbu"
"to make matters worse I live in new zealand, So I have to also buy a step down transformer to even get the thing running without blowing it up. An expensive investment :/) Note for anyone else ordering the O2 or O2+ODAC: When you order from Epiphany Acoustics, they will supply a power supply with the correct voltage for your country. This means that you can get away with a travel adapter instead of buying an entirely new PSU for it. > -If I used a 3.5 to 3.5 cable to connect the O2 to my ONBOARD SOUND, wouldnt I be distorting (over amplifying?) my music? Is that how onboard sound works? If you have the O2+ODAC, there is no good reason to do this, as you will not be utilizing the ODAC, which you have paid for. In terms of distortion: The signal is going to be no better than the quality of your soundcard, but the O2 will provide enough power to drive difficult headphones, and may still sound massively better than the headphone jack on your PC due to driving the headphones properly."
"There is a USB mini connector on the rear of your O2+ODAC - use the supplied USB cable and connect that to your PC directly. No other connections needed."
"SpermJackalope"
"Fuck that noise. Yes, sorority girls dress similarly. (At my school they have a big thing for oversized tank or tshirts with the sleeves cut off and bright sports bras). Yes, there are problems with Greek organizations perpetuating harmful gender roles and classist attitudes and bathing in your own privilege and even a lack of critical thinking and self-awareness. But really, FUCK THAT NOISE. Because sorority girls happen to like a particular outfit that outfit must be ridiculous? How about mocking all the indie/hipster/whatever dudes who wear jeans, converse, and a dark band shirt basically every day? Oh, that's right, they aren't women you already have a distaste toward, so no, you don't feel a need to belittle their style. How about frat guys? On any given day, at least 75% of them are wearing either khaki or pastel shorts, Sperrys, and a plaid or striped button down. But you'd never *dare* to judge men's fashion choices this way, would you? (OP, "you" is totally not addressing you. It's directed at the article writer, I just fall into second-person when I rant.) TL;DR: Yes, you're totally right to feel something isn't right about this article."
"Fuck that noise. Yes, sorority girls dress similarly. (At my school they have a big thing for oversized tank or tshirts with the sleeves cut off and bright sports bras). Yes, there are problems with Greek organizations perpetuating harmful gender roles and classist attitudes and bathing in your own privilege and even a lack of critical thinking and self-awareness. But really, FUCK THAT NOISE. Because sorority girls happen to like a particular outfit that outfit must be ridiculous? How about mocking all the indie/hipster/whatever dudes who wear jeans, converse, and a dark band shirt basically every day? Oh, that's right, they aren't women you already have a distaste toward, so no, you don't feel a need to belittle their style. How about frat guys? On any given day, at least 75% of them are wearing either khaki or pastel shorts, Sperrys, and a plaid or striped button down. But you'd never dare to judge men's fashion choices this way, would you? (OP, "you" is totally not addressing you. It's directed at the article writer, I just fall into second-person when I rant.) TL;DR: Yes, you're totally right to feel something isn't right about this article. "
"SRSDiscussion"
"t5_2t5sa"
"c6ec4y7"
"Fuck that noise. Yes, sorority girls dress similarly. (At my school they have a big thing for oversized tank or tshirts with the sleeves cut off and bright sports bras). Yes, there are problems with Greek organizations perpetuating harmful gender roles and classist attitudes and bathing in your own privilege and even a lack of critical thinking and self-awareness. But really, FUCK THAT NOISE. Because sorority girls happen to like a particular outfit that outfit must be ridiculous? How about mocking all the indie/hipster/whatever dudes who wear jeans, converse, and a dark band shirt basically every day? Oh, that's right, they aren't women you already have a distaste toward, so no, you don't feel a need to belittle their style. How about frat guys? On any given day, at least 75% of them are wearing either khaki or pastel shorts, Sperrys, and a plaid or striped button down. But you'd never dare to judge men's fashion choices this way, would you? (OP, "you" is totally not addressing you. It's directed at the article writer, I just fall into second-person when I rant.)"
"Yes, you're totally right to feel something isn't right about this article."
"Cypriotmenace"
"Think of it like mailing pages of a book to different people who own photocopiers. If you have the full set, A, B and C, and then you give three people one of those pages after you've photocopied them, there are now 2 people out of 4 who have A, B or C. Then, everyone photocopies what they have and redistributes it, Which means that you don't have to send out 3 copies of the same file, only 2, and the others contribute one. Same works with torrenting; the more people there are that have a piece of the file, the easier it is to get hold of, and the less each person has to contribute. As soon as someone has a piece, their connection uploads it to torrent programs that want it, and in return they can get pieces from other people. Essentially, the more people involved, the faster the file spreads, because everyone can start copying and sending off the parts they already have. TL;DR -Always look for the highest seeded torrents, and always seed."
"Think of it like mailing pages of a book to different people who own photocopiers. If you have the full set, A, B and C, and then you give three people one of those pages after you've photocopied them, there are now 2 people out of 4 who have A, B or C. Then, everyone photocopies what they have and redistributes it, Which means that you don't have to send out 3 copies of the same file, only 2, and the others contribute one. Same works with torrenting; the more people there are that have a piece of the file, the easier it is to get hold of, and the less each person has to contribute. As soon as someone has a piece, their connection uploads it to torrent programs that want it, and in return they can get pieces from other people. Essentially, the more people involved, the faster the file spreads, because everyone can start copying and sending off the parts they already have. TL;DR -Always look for the highest seeded torrents, and always seed. "
"explainlikeimfive"
"t5_2sokd"
"c6dydfx"
"Think of it like mailing pages of a book to different people who own photocopiers. If you have the full set, A, B and C, and then you give three people one of those pages after you've photocopied them, there are now 2 people out of 4 who have A, B or C. Then, everyone photocopies what they have and redistributes it, Which means that you don't have to send out 3 copies of the same file, only 2, and the others contribute one. Same works with torrenting; the more people there are that have a piece of the file, the easier it is to get hold of, and the less each person has to contribute. As soon as someone has a piece, their connection uploads it to torrent programs that want it, and in return they can get pieces from other people. Essentially, the more people involved, the faster the file spreads, because everyone can start copying and sending off the parts they already have."
"Always look for the highest seeded torrents, and always seed."
"hughvr"
"Hmm. Well while trying to get my monk where i wanted him in terms of survivability, i went through many combinations and unfortunately, the cookie cutter build is what really stood out as effective. Right now the monk being what it is, i think crazy skills combos are reserved for those with crazy DPS or insane gear that makes them pretty much not give a shit. TLDR: There is a reason why the cookie cutter combo is the cookie cutter combo. Also, ADD ME dont forget.. Im not kidding about the items."
"Hmm. Well while trying to get my monk where i wanted him in terms of survivability, i went through many combinations and unfortunately, the cookie cutter build is what really stood out as effective. Right now the monk being what it is, i think crazy skills combos are reserved for those with crazy DPS or insane gear that makes them pretty much not give a shit. TLDR: There is a reason why the cookie cutter combo is the cookie cutter combo. Also, ADD ME dont forget.. Im not kidding about the items. "
"Diablo"
"t5_2qore"
"c6e0ezj"
"Hmm. Well while trying to get my monk where i wanted him in terms of survivability, i went through many combinations and unfortunately, the cookie cutter build is what really stood out as effective. Right now the monk being what it is, i think crazy skills combos are reserved for those with crazy DPS or insane gear that makes them pretty much not give a shit."
"There is a reason why the cookie cutter combo is the cookie cutter combo. Also, ADD ME dont forget.. Im not kidding about the items."
"IceVonShredula"
"I feel obliged to say that doing it properly makes a huge difference. Of course there are a variety of ways to smoke or vaporize it, but a key rule is keeping it in your lungs once you've inhaled it. Without this step you probably won't break through. There have been so many tales of extraordinary experiences on this drug, and I'm here to say that every time I've broken through has been a profound and memorable experience. Many people report seeing humanoid figures or other conscious beings (aliens?) reaching out to them. I can't say that this has been consistently true for me, but in the 10-15 time's I've tried it, I've broken through to have "out-of-body" experiences maybe 8 times. I've witnessed wholly hallucinated experiences from giant flowers made of soft peach-colored flesh bouncing to Animal Collective, to flying through a stone cavern at blinding speed on color-changing rapids to Battles. All with my eyes closed. What I can say is that it is unlike every other drug. You may reach an out-of-body experience that allows you to hallucinate things you ordinarily would not on other psychedelics like shrooms and LSD. The most prominent adjective I would use to describe a true DMT experience would be dream-like and meditative, not nightmarish or frightening. I have never had or seen anyone have a bad time on DMT. **tl;dr**: DMT is a drug unlike any other that can bring you outside of your own consciousness. A drug I believe everyone who is considering should try (correctly). edit: Forgot to mention that it usually lasts from 5-15 minutes when not combined with MAOIs. I typically sprinkle it on a bowl of weed and hold a lighter far enough away to vaporize/slightly combust the bud. IMO: if salvia is a freakish nightmare, DMT is a beautiful and lucid dream."
"I feel obliged to say that doing it properly makes a huge difference. Of course there are a variety of ways to smoke or vaporize it, but a key rule is keeping it in your lungs once you've inhaled it. Without this step you probably won't break through. There have been so many tales of extraordinary experiences on this drug, and I'm here to say that every time I've broken through has been a profound and memorable experience. Many people report seeing humanoid figures or other conscious beings (aliens?) reaching out to them. I can't say that this has been consistently true for me, but in the 10-15 time's I've tried it, I've broken through to have "out-of-body" experiences maybe 8 times. I've witnessed wholly hallucinated experiences from giant flowers made of soft peach-colored flesh bouncing to Animal Collective, to flying through a stone cavern at blinding speed on color-changing rapids to Battles. All with my eyes closed. What I can say is that it is unlike every other drug. You may reach an out-of-body experience that allows you to hallucinate things you ordinarily would not on other psychedelics like shrooms and LSD. The most prominent adjective I would use to describe a true DMT experience would be dream-like and meditative, not nightmarish or frightening. I have never had or seen anyone have a bad time on DMT. tl;dr : DMT is a drug unlike any other that can bring you outside of your own consciousness. A drug I believe everyone who is considering should try (correctly). edit: Forgot to mention that it usually lasts from 5-15 minutes when not combined with MAOIs. I typically sprinkle it on a bowl of weed and hold a lighter far enough away to vaporize/slightly combust the bud. IMO: if salvia is a freakish nightmare, DMT is a beautiful and lucid dream. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6dyc1v"
"I feel obliged to say that doing it properly makes a huge difference. Of course there are a variety of ways to smoke or vaporize it, but a key rule is keeping it in your lungs once you've inhaled it. Without this step you probably won't break through. There have been so many tales of extraordinary experiences on this drug, and I'm here to say that every time I've broken through has been a profound and memorable experience. Many people report seeing humanoid figures or other conscious beings (aliens?) reaching out to them. I can't say that this has been consistently true for me, but in the 10-15 time's I've tried it, I've broken through to have "out-of-body" experiences maybe 8 times. I've witnessed wholly hallucinated experiences from giant flowers made of soft peach-colored flesh bouncing to Animal Collective, to flying through a stone cavern at blinding speed on color-changing rapids to Battles. All with my eyes closed. What I can say is that it is unlike every other drug. You may reach an out-of-body experience that allows you to hallucinate things you ordinarily would not on other psychedelics like shrooms and LSD. The most prominent adjective I would use to describe a true DMT experience would be dream-like and meditative, not nightmarish or frightening. I have never had or seen anyone have a bad time on DMT."
"DMT is a drug unlike any other that can bring you outside of your own consciousness. A drug I believe everyone who is considering should try (correctly). edit: Forgot to mention that it usually lasts from 5-15 minutes when not combined with MAOIs. I typically sprinkle it on a bowl of weed and hold a lighter far enough away to vaporize/slightly combust the bud. IMO: if salvia is a freakish nightmare, DMT is a beautiful and lucid dream."
"gloriously_offtopic"
"This reminds me of this gal I met in Atlanta, Georgia. She was cute with emerald eyes, and seemed to be very into me. I decided I would do well with my A-game deployed. All I had to do was be quiet, nod from time to time, and smile occasionally. I know myself very well; when I start talking, the vaginas within earshot tend to dry out like smeared boogers under a computer chair. My methods may seem out of the ordinary, but I have learned to trust and depend on my looks. My soul is ugly, but she won't notice as long as I keep a lid on it. The night goes well and she is all over my arm. I am still quiet and sometimes I have to deftly tuck my dong under my belt to avoid being mistaken as some jerk. We decide her place is where we'll go and off we went. This night my luck would change! We get to her apartment and it smells like testicles after basketball practice. No big deal, at least she had a tidy place. We lay on the couch after putting any movie into the DVD player. Started kissing, and other stuff adults are notorious for. As I am getting some neck, her iguana climbs slowly on to my back. (She lets it roam free; this explains the odor.) "Oh look! It's Q-Ball!" She says cheerfully. She grabs him off of my back and his claws scratch me all to hell. "Uhh. Hello there, Q-Ball..." I said concealing my irritation. We stop making out and she delivers a lengthy introduction to the huge lizard. I'm pretty sure Q-Ball knows my name, favorite color, and birthday at this point. "Wanna feed him!?" she asked enthusiastically. "Yeah, that'd be cool!" I replied as genuinely as I could. No one appreciates being cock-blocked by a reptile. It's not like I felt inadequate, I know damn well I can please a woman better than some scaly tree crawler. We fed Q-Ball chunks of squash and that's when she dropped the bomb on me. "He really likes you. But we can't do anything tonight. Q-Ball has been with me a long time and he's got my six. We should wait and get to know each other better first. I'm sure you understand." she said. I just shrugged and pecked her on the cheek. "Of course I understand. I'm glad you have a friend in Q-Ball." I said rather convincingly. We've been dating for a few months now and just last night I finally got to seal the deal with her. She was amazing in bed! But she insisted Q-Ball had to watch us because she couldn't get aroused unless she knew she was safe. If that girl ever cheats on me, it will be with Q-Ball, I just know it. Whenever you buy large amounts of meat, it helps to put meal sized portions into the freezer. I use ziploc bags, but you can use tupperware and wax paper too. TL;DR- Naked game of twister with friends. "
"This reminds me of this gal I met in Atlanta, Georgia. She was cute with emerald eyes, and seemed to be very into me. I decided I would do well with my A-game deployed. All I had to do was be quiet, nod from time to time, and smile occasionally. I know myself very well; when I start talking, the vaginas within earshot tend to dry out like smeared boogers under a computer chair. My methods may seem out of the ordinary, but I have learned to trust and depend on my looks. My soul is ugly, but she won't notice as long as I keep a lid on it. The night goes well and she is all over my arm. I am still quiet and sometimes I have to deftly tuck my dong under my belt to avoid being mistaken as some jerk. We decide her place is where we'll go and off we went. This night my luck would change! We get to her apartment and it smells like testicles after basketball practice. No big deal, at least she had a tidy place. We lay on the couch after putting any movie into the DVD player. Started kissing, and other stuff adults are notorious for. As I am getting some neck, her iguana climbs slowly on to my back. (She lets it roam free; this explains the odor.) "Oh look! It's Q-Ball!" She says cheerfully. She grabs him off of my back and his claws scratch me all to hell. "Uhh. Hello there, Q-Ball..." I said concealing my irritation. We stop making out and she delivers a lengthy introduction to the huge lizard. I'm pretty sure Q-Ball knows my name, favorite color, and birthday at this point. "Wanna feed him!?" she asked enthusiastically. "Yeah, that'd be cool!" I replied as genuinely as I could. No one appreciates being cock-blocked by a reptile. It's not like I felt inadequate, I know damn well I can please a woman better than some scaly tree crawler. We fed Q-Ball chunks of squash and that's when she dropped the bomb on me. "He really likes you. But we can't do anything tonight. Q-Ball has been with me a long time and he's got my six. We should wait and get to know each other better first. I'm sure you understand." she said. I just shrugged and pecked her on the cheek. "Of course I understand. I'm glad you have a friend in Q-Ball." I said rather convincingly. We've been dating for a few months now and just last night I finally got to seal the deal with her. She was amazing in bed! But she insisted Q-Ball had to watch us because she couldn't get aroused unless she knew she was safe. If that girl ever cheats on me, it will be with Q-Ball, I just know it. Whenever you buy large amounts of meat, it helps to put meal sized portions into the freezer. I use ziploc bags, but you can use tupperware and wax paper too. TL;DR- Naked game of twister with friends. "
"WTF"
"t5_2qh61"
"c6effzd"
"This reminds me of this gal I met in Atlanta, Georgia. She was cute with emerald eyes, and seemed to be very into me. I decided I would do well with my A-game deployed. All I had to do was be quiet, nod from time to time, and smile occasionally. I know myself very well; when I start talking, the vaginas within earshot tend to dry out like smeared boogers under a computer chair. My methods may seem out of the ordinary, but I have learned to trust and depend on my looks. My soul is ugly, but she won't notice as long as I keep a lid on it. The night goes well and she is all over my arm. I am still quiet and sometimes I have to deftly tuck my dong under my belt to avoid being mistaken as some jerk. We decide her place is where we'll go and off we went. This night my luck would change! We get to her apartment and it smells like testicles after basketball practice. No big deal, at least she had a tidy place. We lay on the couch after putting any movie into the DVD player. Started kissing, and other stuff adults are notorious for. As I am getting some neck, her iguana climbs slowly on to my back. (She lets it roam free; this explains the odor.) "Oh look! It's Q-Ball!" She says cheerfully. She grabs him off of my back and his claws scratch me all to hell. "Uhh. Hello there, Q-Ball..." I said concealing my irritation. We stop making out and she delivers a lengthy introduction to the huge lizard. I'm pretty sure Q-Ball knows my name, favorite color, and birthday at this point. "Wanna feed him!?" she asked enthusiastically. "Yeah, that'd be cool!" I replied as genuinely as I could. No one appreciates being cock-blocked by a reptile. It's not like I felt inadequate, I know damn well I can please a woman better than some scaly tree crawler. We fed Q-Ball chunks of squash and that's when she dropped the bomb on me. "He really likes you. But we can't do anything tonight. Q-Ball has been with me a long time and he's got my six. We should wait and get to know each other better first. I'm sure you understand." she said. I just shrugged and pecked her on the cheek. "Of course I understand. I'm glad you have a friend in Q-Ball." I said rather convincingly. We've been dating for a few months now and just last night I finally got to seal the deal with her. She was amazing in bed! But she insisted Q-Ball had to watch us because she couldn't get aroused unless she knew she was safe. If that girl ever cheats on me, it will be with Q-Ball, I just know it. Whenever you buy large amounts of meat, it helps to put meal sized portions into the freezer. I use ziploc bags, but you can use tupperware and wax paper too."
"Naked game of twister with friends."
"thechao"
"What applications? Are you talking SIMT or SIMD? I have considerable experience with coding *real* world applications (in customer's hands) for many-core (single die) architectures at this scale and [much] larger. I also write compilers for them. Could you give us an estimate of your current fetch/ALU ratio? For those who don't know about these devices, let me put it into GPU terms (SIMT only; SIMD is much, much harder to analyze): fetch would correspond to a texture sample, ALU is the work done on the sample. If the arch's fetch/ALU ratio is 1:4, then you need 4 (pure, non loading) arithmetic operations per memory request to keep the part "fed". A ratio as low as 1:4 is only really possible with low clock rate/memory rate ratio, and (nearly pure) SIMT. For instance, a large RT pixel shader on a Radeon 5870 would have numbers like this. SIMT means "single instruction multiple thread" and refers to totally non-communicating processes. SIMD means "single instruction multiple data", where each lane is allowed to communicate. For instance, the SSE instruction HADD is SIMD, not SIMT, because the lanes of the vector unit "talk". Likewise, gather is SIMT, whereas permute is SIMD. For many core (single die) devices, another problem is that the workload has to be fairly homogenous across all the ALU [vector] units, or you will starve the units when they thrash the local working set of hot data. This means that for SIMT architectures, it is not just enough to have homogeneous per ALU [vector] work, but also homogeneous workload across the entire device. This is entirely different from, say, the large scale server x86 boxes. These devices are truly high-throughput serial devices, designed to allow an enormous amount of thrash on the local working set. They do this with high frequency rates, OOO pipes, and staged caches of every (ginormous) sizes, and narrow vector units. **tl;dr** This is possible on GPGPU-like (homogeneous) workloads with a low clock rate. Otherwise, BS."
"What applications? Are you talking SIMT or SIMD? I have considerable experience with coding real world applications (in customer's hands) for many-core (single die) architectures at this scale and [much] larger. I also write compilers for them. Could you give us an estimate of your current fetch/ALU ratio? For those who don't know about these devices, let me put it into GPU terms (SIMT only; SIMD is much, much harder to analyze): fetch would correspond to a texture sample, ALU is the work done on the sample. If the arch's fetch/ALU ratio is 1:4, then you need 4 (pure, non loading) arithmetic operations per memory request to keep the part "fed". A ratio as low as 1:4 is only really possible with low clock rate/memory rate ratio, and (nearly pure) SIMT. For instance, a large RT pixel shader on a Radeon 5870 would have numbers like this. SIMT means "single instruction multiple thread" and refers to totally non-communicating processes. SIMD means "single instruction multiple data", where each lane is allowed to communicate. For instance, the SSE instruction HADD is SIMD, not SIMT, because the lanes of the vector unit "talk". Likewise, gather is SIMT, whereas permute is SIMD. For many core (single die) devices, another problem is that the workload has to be fairly homogenous across all the ALU [vector] units, or you will starve the units when they thrash the local working set of hot data. This means that for SIMT architectures, it is not just enough to have homogeneous per ALU [vector] work, but also homogeneous workload across the entire device. This is entirely different from, say, the large scale server x86 boxes. These devices are truly high-throughput serial devices, designed to allow an enormous amount of thrash on the local working set. They do this with high frequency rates, OOO pipes, and staged caches of every (ginormous) sizes, and narrow vector units. tl;dr This is possible on GPGPU-like (homogeneous) workloads with a low clock rate. Otherwise, BS. "
"linux"
"t5_2qh1a"
"c6eopsc"
"What applications? Are you talking SIMT or SIMD? I have considerable experience with coding real world applications (in customer's hands) for many-core (single die) architectures at this scale and [much] larger. I also write compilers for them. Could you give us an estimate of your current fetch/ALU ratio? For those who don't know about these devices, let me put it into GPU terms (SIMT only; SIMD is much, much harder to analyze): fetch would correspond to a texture sample, ALU is the work done on the sample. If the arch's fetch/ALU ratio is 1:4, then you need 4 (pure, non loading) arithmetic operations per memory request to keep the part "fed". A ratio as low as 1:4 is only really possible with low clock rate/memory rate ratio, and (nearly pure) SIMT. For instance, a large RT pixel shader on a Radeon 5870 would have numbers like this. SIMT means "single instruction multiple thread" and refers to totally non-communicating processes. SIMD means "single instruction multiple data", where each lane is allowed to communicate. For instance, the SSE instruction HADD is SIMD, not SIMT, because the lanes of the vector unit "talk". Likewise, gather is SIMT, whereas permute is SIMD. For many core (single die) devices, another problem is that the workload has to be fairly homogenous across all the ALU [vector] units, or you will starve the units when they thrash the local working set of hot data. This means that for SIMT architectures, it is not just enough to have homogeneous per ALU [vector] work, but also homogeneous workload across the entire device. This is entirely different from, say, the large scale server x86 boxes. These devices are truly high-throughput serial devices, designed to allow an enormous amount of thrash on the local working set. They do this with high frequency rates, OOO pipes, and staged caches of every (ginormous) sizes, and narrow vector units."
"This is possible on GPGPU-like (homogeneous) workloads with a low clock rate. Otherwise, BS."
"Fabien4"
"It's an amusing variation on the tired "harem" genre. But really, watch episode 1. If you don't like it, drop the series. TL;DR: The fork."
"It's an amusing variation on the tired "harem" genre. But really, watch episode 1. If you don't like it, drop the series. TL;DR: The fork. "
"anime"
"t5_2qh22"
"c6ej4vh"
"It's an amusing variation on the tired "harem" genre. But really, watch episode 1. If you don't like it, drop the series."
"The fork."
"XDeathzors"
"The Narrative of HL1 can lead you to believe that this was Black Mesa's first visit to Xen. This is not the case. The Lambda complex didn't need any crystal to send Gordon through to Xen IIRC. The lab in the chapter "Questionable Ethics" was built to study the aliens, there was no way it could have been built in the time of the BM incident(it had to have been built years before the incident). And of course the various Hazard Suit wearing bodies and supplies you find throughout Xen suggest previous visits. Dr. Rosenberg in Blue Shift can give you some back story. tl: dr The scientists never needed a crystal to visit Xen. They had been visiting without one for decades."
"The Narrative of HL1 can lead you to believe that this was Black Mesa's first visit to Xen. This is not the case. The Lambda complex didn't need any crystal to send Gordon through to Xen IIRC. The lab in the chapter "Questionable Ethics" was built to study the aliens, there was no way it could have been built in the time of the BM incident(it had to have been built years before the incident). And of course the various Hazard Suit wearing bodies and supplies you find throughout Xen suggest previous visits. Dr. Rosenberg in Blue Shift can give you some back story. tl: dr The scientists never needed a crystal to visit Xen. They had been visiting without one for decades. "
"LambdaConspiracies"
"t5_2v4hg"
"c8ncdmg"
"The Narrative of HL1 can lead you to believe that this was Black Mesa's first visit to Xen. This is not the case. The Lambda complex didn't need any crystal to send Gordon through to Xen IIRC. The lab in the chapter "Questionable Ethics" was built to study the aliens, there was no way it could have been built in the time of the BM incident(it had to have been built years before the incident). And of course the various Hazard Suit wearing bodies and supplies you find throughout Xen suggest previous visits. Dr. Rosenberg in Blue Shift can give you some back story."
"The scientists never needed a crystal to visit Xen. They had been visiting without one for decades."
"Ohtanks"
"It doesn't sound like you have a realistic view of the economy. The world's wealth is not a zero-sum game. It's the same reason that people can invest in the stock market long term and ALWAYS expect growth (over years, possibly decades). The economy grows. An easy example is the homeless. Even now, at the local shelter I work at, every homeless person has had some fast food within the week and has access to a cellular phone. Either their own or their family's. The poor of today have it incredibly better than the poor of a hundred years ago. Look at all the leisure time we have now in the middle class and lower class. I have a family friend who farmed back in the day. He had maybe 2-3 hours a day, from age 12 to 30, of "free" time. Nowadays his kids, in the same farm, have 4+ hours/day, including school. Most American kids have some access to education. Some social welfare program. Something. Compare that with a century ago. 150 years ago in the start of the Industrial Age people had a life expectancy of less than 40 years because of the lack of regulation and laws. Things are improving. The economy is NOT a zero-sum game. Ever heard of the rule of 72? Yeah, your real wealth as a country doubles once every generation or so (at least in developing countries). Where do you get these figures you're saying? What is the majority of the world? How are they in despair? I was perfectly happy being poor when I was younger in a developing country. I'm just as happy, maybe less, once I became (relatively) successful. Also, I don't know what gas tanks you're talking about. I think the highest end sport-yacht is the Cigarette, costing a little under a million. I sincerely doubt they spend as much to top off the gas tank as the yacht costs. Believe it or not, this is not a bad time to be poor at all. Google it if you don't believe me. Lots of sources say that this century is the most peaceful, just to give another comparison. Least violent century in recorded history (not by volume, but by percentage) **TL;DR**: World GDP is not a zero-sum game. This is a great time to be poor and in "despair." You don't know how money works."
"It doesn't sound like you have a realistic view of the economy. The world's wealth is not a zero-sum game. It's the same reason that people can invest in the stock market long term and ALWAYS expect growth (over years, possibly decades). The economy grows. An easy example is the homeless. Even now, at the local shelter I work at, every homeless person has had some fast food within the week and has access to a cellular phone. Either their own or their family's. The poor of today have it incredibly better than the poor of a hundred years ago. Look at all the leisure time we have now in the middle class and lower class. I have a family friend who farmed back in the day. He had maybe 2-3 hours a day, from age 12 to 30, of "free" time. Nowadays his kids, in the same farm, have 4+ hours/day, including school. Most American kids have some access to education. Some social welfare program. Something. Compare that with a century ago. 150 years ago in the start of the Industrial Age people had a life expectancy of less than 40 years because of the lack of regulation and laws. Things are improving. The economy is NOT a zero-sum game. Ever heard of the rule of 72? Yeah, your real wealth as a country doubles once every generation or so (at least in developing countries). Where do you get these figures you're saying? What is the majority of the world? How are they in despair? I was perfectly happy being poor when I was younger in a developing country. I'm just as happy, maybe less, once I became (relatively) successful. Also, I don't know what gas tanks you're talking about. I think the highest end sport-yacht is the Cigarette, costing a little under a million. I sincerely doubt they spend as much to top off the gas tank as the yacht costs. Believe it or not, this is not a bad time to be poor at all. Google it if you don't believe me. Lots of sources say that this century is the most peaceful, just to give another comparison. Least violent century in recorded history (not by volume, but by percentage) TL;DR : World GDP is not a zero-sum game. This is a great time to be poor and in "despair." You don't know how money works. "
"YouShouldKnow"
"t5_2r94o"
"c6elk21"
"It doesn't sound like you have a realistic view of the economy. The world's wealth is not a zero-sum game. It's the same reason that people can invest in the stock market long term and ALWAYS expect growth (over years, possibly decades). The economy grows. An easy example is the homeless. Even now, at the local shelter I work at, every homeless person has had some fast food within the week and has access to a cellular phone. Either their own or their family's. The poor of today have it incredibly better than the poor of a hundred years ago. Look at all the leisure time we have now in the middle class and lower class. I have a family friend who farmed back in the day. He had maybe 2-3 hours a day, from age 12 to 30, of "free" time. Nowadays his kids, in the same farm, have 4+ hours/day, including school. Most American kids have some access to education. Some social welfare program. Something. Compare that with a century ago. 150 years ago in the start of the Industrial Age people had a life expectancy of less than 40 years because of the lack of regulation and laws. Things are improving. The economy is NOT a zero-sum game. Ever heard of the rule of 72? Yeah, your real wealth as a country doubles once every generation or so (at least in developing countries). Where do you get these figures you're saying? What is the majority of the world? How are they in despair? I was perfectly happy being poor when I was younger in a developing country. I'm just as happy, maybe less, once I became (relatively) successful. Also, I don't know what gas tanks you're talking about. I think the highest end sport-yacht is the Cigarette, costing a little under a million. I sincerely doubt they spend as much to top off the gas tank as the yacht costs. Believe it or not, this is not a bad time to be poor at all. Google it if you don't believe me. Lots of sources say that this century is the most peaceful, just to give another comparison. Least violent century in recorded history (not by volume, but by percentage)"
"World GDP is not a zero-sum game. This is a great time to be poor and in "despair." You don't know how money works."
"Omniduro"
"Clearly I'm open to both sexes as attractive when they meet my personal criteria for the phyiscal, emotional, mental, and sexually attractive requirements. tl;dr i'm bi. Moving right along..."
"Clearly I'm open to both sexes as attractive when they meet my personal criteria for the phyiscal, emotional, mental, and sexually attractive requirements. tl;dr i'm bi. Moving right along... "
"fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu"
"t5_2qqlo"
"c6ery44"
"Clearly I'm open to both sexes as attractive when they meet my personal criteria for the phyiscal, emotional, mental, and sexually attractive requirements."
"i'm bi. Moving right along..."
"ChinPelt"
"Because spinning axe is a massive damage buff(percent based damage buff that applies his passive dot), even at rank one. Because he can use the spell once and keep the buff for an extended amount of time, and even re-apply. Because asking for a massive damage increase that can't be countered and doesn't expire after a set time is like asking for Corki's rockets to home in on the nearest low heath champion and deal true damage. TLDR; quit whining. figure out the difference between a good axe and a bad one. don't chase bad axes."
"Because spinning axe is a massive damage buff(percent based damage buff that applies his passive dot), even at rank one. Because he can use the spell once and keep the buff for an extended amount of time, and even re-apply. Because asking for a massive damage increase that can't be countered and doesn't expire after a set time is like asking for Corki's rockets to home in on the nearest low heath champion and deal true damage. TLDR; quit whining. figure out the difference between a good axe and a bad one. don't chase bad axes. "
"leagueoflegends"
"t5_2rfxx"
"c6esl1r"
"Because spinning axe is a massive damage buff(percent based damage buff that applies his passive dot), even at rank one. Because he can use the spell once and keep the buff for an extended amount of time, and even re-apply. Because asking for a massive damage increase that can't be countered and doesn't expire after a set time is like asking for Corki's rockets to home in on the nearest low heath champion and deal true damage."
"quit whining. figure out the difference between a good axe and a bad one. don't chase bad axes."
"thumpers4life"
"Backstory: This F250 has been in my family since i can even literally remember. One day on the way home (Nebraska) from Oklahoma we were pulling a trailer and see smoke from the under the hood. So we jump out and pop the hood and low and behold the damn things on fire. Luckily we were at a rest stop and a couple truckers had extinguishers. But it was too late much of the truck had been burned. Come to find out a fuel line had broken. Well it was the only truck we had at the time that could pull and money was tight so we replaced the interior and got her running right and continued to use it. About a year later my father and I were changing the oil and hear a clank in the drain pan. I looked through and to my amazement was piece of the piston skirt. So the truck got parked and the family got a new one. Several years later i decided i missed it and sanded it down and painted it white. Took the motor out and replaced it with a fresh one i built myself. Now its as happy as can be with no rust and a healthy 460. Its basically a toy that i take out in the backwoods with friends now since it doesnt go too far at 5-6mpg. TL;DR Truck caught fire then later found pieces of piston in oil and pan. Rebuilt it due to fond memories with my father. "
"Backstory: This F250 has been in my family since i can even literally remember. One day on the way home (Nebraska) from Oklahoma we were pulling a trailer and see smoke from the under the hood. So we jump out and pop the hood and low and behold the damn things on fire. Luckily we were at a rest stop and a couple truckers had extinguishers. But it was too late much of the truck had been burned. Come to find out a fuel line had broken. Well it was the only truck we had at the time that could pull and money was tight so we replaced the interior and got her running right and continued to use it. About a year later my father and I were changing the oil and hear a clank in the drain pan. I looked through and to my amazement was piece of the piston skirt. So the truck got parked and the family got a new one. Several years later i decided i missed it and sanded it down and painted it white. Took the motor out and replaced it with a fresh one i built myself. Now its as happy as can be with no rust and a healthy 460. Its basically a toy that i take out in the backwoods with friends now since it doesnt go too far at 5-6mpg. TL;DR Truck caught fire then later found pieces of piston in oil and pan. Rebuilt it due to fond memories with my father. "
"cars"
"t5_2qhl2"
"c6ermbr"
"Backstory: This F250 has been in my family since i can even literally remember. One day on the way home (Nebraska) from Oklahoma we were pulling a trailer and see smoke from the under the hood. So we jump out and pop the hood and low and behold the damn things on fire. Luckily we were at a rest stop and a couple truckers had extinguishers. But it was too late much of the truck had been burned. Come to find out a fuel line had broken. Well it was the only truck we had at the time that could pull and money was tight so we replaced the interior and got her running right and continued to use it. About a year later my father and I were changing the oil and hear a clank in the drain pan. I looked through and to my amazement was piece of the piston skirt. So the truck got parked and the family got a new one. Several years later i decided i missed it and sanded it down and painted it white. Took the motor out and replaced it with a fresh one i built myself. Now its as happy as can be with no rust and a healthy 460. Its basically a toy that i take out in the backwoods with friends now since it doesnt go too far at 5-6mpg."
"Truck caught fire then later found pieces of piston in oil and pan. Rebuilt it due to fond memories with my father."
"M_Bus"
"Have you ever read Peter Singer? This is going to come as a bit of a shock to you because his perspectives can seem quite extreme particularly to someone who is used to putting human rights ahead of all other animal rights. Nevertheless, Peter Singer's approach is one of utilitarianism. The idea is that veganism is concerned with doing the least amount of harm possible. As another poster pointed out, there is no necessary opposition between the life of an animal and the life of a human, insofar as a human can eat vegetarian foods now'a'days and leave the animal alone completely. In this instance, you can minimize the harm done to an animal (by not killing it, subjecting it to cruelty, etc) without increasing the harm done to you in any material way (I mean, so what if you don't eat meat). Vegans therefore avoid animal products to minimize harm. Follow me so far? You could argue that if a chicken lives a plush and happy life, a vegan should be okay with eating eggs the chicken produces. In some cases, they ARE okay with this - I have known vegans who may selectively eat eggs if they know the farm and know the chickens were well cared for and not subjected to any harm. But this isn't about veganism, this is about abortion rights. So I can see how you could turn this back on me: how is terminating a pregnancy minimizing harm? Well this is a complicated question. For starters, consider the exemption sane pro-lifers give in instances of rape or incest. The idea here is that carrying the baby to term will be so cruel to the woman, so emotionally painful, that terminating the pregnancy is a logically acceptable answer. The woman may not be ready for parenthood, and the infant could have a difficult life because the mother lacks resources necessary to properly care for a child. Carrying the child to term could be just as cruel to the child as to the mother, as the child may not enjoy the loving support it needs to live a fulfilling life. Everyone suffers. Likewise, if the mother's life is at risk (such as ectopic pregnancy) - the woman could go on to bear HEALTHY children later in life that won't kill her. Forcing her to have a child that is guaranteed to terminate her life is not minimizing harm. The question is where to draw the line, then. Pro-choice advocates don't think that women should go out having abortions left and right. Nobody enjoys having abortions - it can be a difficult experience. But if a mother believes that having the child will be a net negative for herself and for the child - if the child is virtually guaranteed to have a difficult life because of the mother's current situation, or because it could harm the mother, because the mother did not intend to have a child and it would ruin her life to take care of the child - these might be valid reasons that having an abortion minimizes harm. Saying that abortion should be illegal under all circumstances (or only in an extremely limited subset) denies women the ability to minimize harm in some circumstances. The idea here is that state shouldn't be able to decide what is best for a woman's life, as the woman is the only one in a good position to make that call. Obviously, the preferred solution is to make access to birth control easy, to keep the public WELL EDUCATED (none of this "abstinence is the only 100% effective method" bullshit), and you will reduce abortions a HUGE amount. Anyway, if your ethical viewpoint is that all human life is absolutely to be protected under all circumstances, you may reach situations where your requirement of protecting human life makes people suffer greatly. Consider end-of-life care for terminal cancer patients. If the patient is in immense physical pain with no hope of recovery, would you require that they attempt to stay alive as long as possible, or would you be all right with them dying on their own terms? I'm not saying this is analogous to pregnancy, I'm just saying that there are some circumstances where an ethos that requires you to protect human life is NOT the same as protecting the QUALITY of human life. In some circumstances, a conflict might arise where the latter becomes just as important as the former, and the pro-choice argument is that the state shouldn't have a hand in deciding for someone individually. **TL;DR: Both may be attempts to minimize suffering. Protecting a life is not the same as protecting the QUALITY of a life.**"
"Have you ever read Peter Singer? This is going to come as a bit of a shock to you because his perspectives can seem quite extreme particularly to someone who is used to putting human rights ahead of all other animal rights. Nevertheless, Peter Singer's approach is one of utilitarianism. The idea is that veganism is concerned with doing the least amount of harm possible. As another poster pointed out, there is no necessary opposition between the life of an animal and the life of a human, insofar as a human can eat vegetarian foods now'a'days and leave the animal alone completely. In this instance, you can minimize the harm done to an animal (by not killing it, subjecting it to cruelty, etc) without increasing the harm done to you in any material way (I mean, so what if you don't eat meat). Vegans therefore avoid animal products to minimize harm. Follow me so far? You could argue that if a chicken lives a plush and happy life, a vegan should be okay with eating eggs the chicken produces. In some cases, they ARE okay with this - I have known vegans who may selectively eat eggs if they know the farm and know the chickens were well cared for and not subjected to any harm. But this isn't about veganism, this is about abortion rights. So I can see how you could turn this back on me: how is terminating a pregnancy minimizing harm? Well this is a complicated question. For starters, consider the exemption sane pro-lifers give in instances of rape or incest. The idea here is that carrying the baby to term will be so cruel to the woman, so emotionally painful, that terminating the pregnancy is a logically acceptable answer. The woman may not be ready for parenthood, and the infant could have a difficult life because the mother lacks resources necessary to properly care for a child. Carrying the child to term could be just as cruel to the child as to the mother, as the child may not enjoy the loving support it needs to live a fulfilling life. Everyone suffers. Likewise, if the mother's life is at risk (such as ectopic pregnancy) - the woman could go on to bear HEALTHY children later in life that won't kill her. Forcing her to have a child that is guaranteed to terminate her life is not minimizing harm. The question is where to draw the line, then. Pro-choice advocates don't think that women should go out having abortions left and right. Nobody enjoys having abortions - it can be a difficult experience. But if a mother believes that having the child will be a net negative for herself and for the child - if the child is virtually guaranteed to have a difficult life because of the mother's current situation, or because it could harm the mother, because the mother did not intend to have a child and it would ruin her life to take care of the child - these might be valid reasons that having an abortion minimizes harm. Saying that abortion should be illegal under all circumstances (or only in an extremely limited subset) denies women the ability to minimize harm in some circumstances. The idea here is that state shouldn't be able to decide what is best for a woman's life, as the woman is the only one in a good position to make that call. Obviously, the preferred solution is to make access to birth control easy, to keep the public WELL EDUCATED (none of this "abstinence is the only 100% effective method" bullshit), and you will reduce abortions a HUGE amount. Anyway, if your ethical viewpoint is that all human life is absolutely to be protected under all circumstances, you may reach situations where your requirement of protecting human life makes people suffer greatly. Consider end-of-life care for terminal cancer patients. If the patient is in immense physical pain with no hope of recovery, would you require that they attempt to stay alive as long as possible, or would you be all right with them dying on their own terms? I'm not saying this is analogous to pregnancy, I'm just saying that there are some circumstances where an ethos that requires you to protect human life is NOT the same as protecting the QUALITY of human life. In some circumstances, a conflict might arise where the latter becomes just as important as the former, and the pro-choice argument is that the state shouldn't have a hand in deciding for someone individually. TL;DR: Both may be attempts to minimize suffering. Protecting a life is not the same as protecting the QUALITY of a life. "
"TrueAskReddit"
"t5_2s91q"
"c6evqgb"
"Have you ever read Peter Singer? This is going to come as a bit of a shock to you because his perspectives can seem quite extreme particularly to someone who is used to putting human rights ahead of all other animal rights. Nevertheless, Peter Singer's approach is one of utilitarianism. The idea is that veganism is concerned with doing the least amount of harm possible. As another poster pointed out, there is no necessary opposition between the life of an animal and the life of a human, insofar as a human can eat vegetarian foods now'a'days and leave the animal alone completely. In this instance, you can minimize the harm done to an animal (by not killing it, subjecting it to cruelty, etc) without increasing the harm done to you in any material way (I mean, so what if you don't eat meat). Vegans therefore avoid animal products to minimize harm. Follow me so far? You could argue that if a chicken lives a plush and happy life, a vegan should be okay with eating eggs the chicken produces. In some cases, they ARE okay with this - I have known vegans who may selectively eat eggs if they know the farm and know the chickens were well cared for and not subjected to any harm. But this isn't about veganism, this is about abortion rights. So I can see how you could turn this back on me: how is terminating a pregnancy minimizing harm? Well this is a complicated question. For starters, consider the exemption sane pro-lifers give in instances of rape or incest. The idea here is that carrying the baby to term will be so cruel to the woman, so emotionally painful, that terminating the pregnancy is a logically acceptable answer. The woman may not be ready for parenthood, and the infant could have a difficult life because the mother lacks resources necessary to properly care for a child. Carrying the child to term could be just as cruel to the child as to the mother, as the child may not enjoy the loving support it needs to live a fulfilling life. Everyone suffers. Likewise, if the mother's life is at risk (such as ectopic pregnancy) - the woman could go on to bear HEALTHY children later in life that won't kill her. Forcing her to have a child that is guaranteed to terminate her life is not minimizing harm. The question is where to draw the line, then. Pro-choice advocates don't think that women should go out having abortions left and right. Nobody enjoys having abortions - it can be a difficult experience. But if a mother believes that having the child will be a net negative for herself and for the child - if the child is virtually guaranteed to have a difficult life because of the mother's current situation, or because it could harm the mother, because the mother did not intend to have a child and it would ruin her life to take care of the child - these might be valid reasons that having an abortion minimizes harm. Saying that abortion should be illegal under all circumstances (or only in an extremely limited subset) denies women the ability to minimize harm in some circumstances. The idea here is that state shouldn't be able to decide what is best for a woman's life, as the woman is the only one in a good position to make that call. Obviously, the preferred solution is to make access to birth control easy, to keep the public WELL EDUCATED (none of this "abstinence is the only 100% effective method" bullshit), and you will reduce abortions a HUGE amount. Anyway, if your ethical viewpoint is that all human life is absolutely to be protected under all circumstances, you may reach situations where your requirement of protecting human life makes people suffer greatly. Consider end-of-life care for terminal cancer patients. If the patient is in immense physical pain with no hope of recovery, would you require that they attempt to stay alive as long as possible, or would you be all right with them dying on their own terms? I'm not saying this is analogous to pregnancy, I'm just saying that there are some circumstances where an ethos that requires you to protect human life is NOT the same as protecting the QUALITY of human life. In some circumstances, a conflict might arise where the latter becomes just as important as the former, and the pro-choice argument is that the state shouldn't have a hand in deciding for someone individually."
"Both may be attempts to minimize suffering. Protecting a life is not the same as protecting the QUALITY of a life."
"dankatheist420"
"If you think that "science" is some infallible, mystical tome floating out in the sky somewhere, with all the rules and explanations for the universe just waiting to be discovered and neatly copied down; if you think THIS is science as opposed to the blind, groping, stumbling human institution in which personalities and reputations are as influential as actual results, then you shouldn't be posting this in /r/atheism. Have you ever spent time around REAL scientists? **tl:dr The universe is the universe, and science is just the part we THINK we understand. Making some abstract notion of "science" into your god is just as wrong-headed as any human-constructed deity.**"
"If you think that "science" is some infallible, mystical tome floating out in the sky somewhere, with all the rules and explanations for the universe just waiting to be discovered and neatly copied down; if you think THIS is science as opposed to the blind, groping, stumbling human institution in which personalities and reputations are as influential as actual results, then you shouldn't be posting this in /r/atheism. Have you ever spent time around REAL scientists? tl:dr The universe is the universe, and science is just the part we THINK we understand. Making some abstract notion of "science" into your god is just as wrong-headed as any human-constructed deity. "
"atheism"
"t5_2qh2p"
"c6f3i1r"
"If you think that "science" is some infallible, mystical tome floating out in the sky somewhere, with all the rules and explanations for the universe just waiting to be discovered and neatly copied down; if you think THIS is science as opposed to the blind, groping, stumbling human institution in which personalities and reputations are as influential as actual results, then you shouldn't be posting this in /r/atheism. Have you ever spent time around REAL scientists?"
"The universe is the universe, and science is just the part we THINK we understand. Making some abstract notion of "science" into your god is just as wrong-headed as any human-constructed deity."
"brutalproduct"
"I have always wondered why there are so many downvotes in this sub/r/. Assholes and trolls of the internet aside, I just don't understand how people can post something genuine and receive so much negativity. Case in point this OP. [COMC]: "Hey guys, I'd like to share my passion with others." DOWNVOTE! "Hey guys, I'm playing [insert complex game], and we're stuck on this part." DOWNVOTE! I mean wtf'n fuck. Yes, many of the questions are answered forthwith, but what's with the vitriol? Sheesh! I guess I'll rack-it-up to jealousy or simple butt-hurt. And no, it doesn't keep me up at night, it just makes it harder to weed thru the smoke of the way people act on here sometimes. I was overjoyed when I found this sub, and boy howdy how that changed soon enough. I don't think I've ever downvoted anything in here except shitty remarks people leave. I love it when I oooo..and ahhh..and think goodhearted, "That bastard! Look at those games!", or "Man, this collection has many of what I have, but not *that one*! Maybe since our choice of games are so similar I should check *that* game next!" As far as a [COMC] Friday (or whatever) is concerned, I personally think it's a bad idea. For one, that's all it will be, and the people who dislike it now will hate it later. [COMC] posts hardly take up the majority of /r/boardgames and like others have already stated, get RES and filter it out. But don't ban something others enjoy just so you don't have to look at it. because *you don't have to look at it*. **tl;dr** I like [COMC] and see no reason to ban it or set aside a day for it. +downvote rant"
"I have always wondered why there are so many downvotes in this sub/r/. Assholes and trolls of the internet aside, I just don't understand how people can post something genuine and receive so much negativity. Case in point this OP. [COMC]: "Hey guys, I'd like to share my passion with others." DOWNVOTE! "Hey guys, I'm playing [insert complex game], and we're stuck on this part." DOWNVOTE! I mean wtf'n fuck. Yes, many of the questions are answered forthwith, but what's with the vitriol? Sheesh! I guess I'll rack-it-up to jealousy or simple butt-hurt. And no, it doesn't keep me up at night, it just makes it harder to weed thru the smoke of the way people act on here sometimes. I was overjoyed when I found this sub, and boy howdy how that changed soon enough. I don't think I've ever downvoted anything in here except shitty remarks people leave. I love it when I oooo..and ahhh..and think goodhearted, "That bastard! Look at those games!", or "Man, this collection has many of what I have, but not that one ! Maybe since our choice of games are so similar I should check that game next!" As far as a [COMC] Friday (or whatever) is concerned, I personally think it's a bad idea. For one, that's all it will be, and the people who dislike it now will hate it later. [COMC] posts hardly take up the majority of /r/boardgames and like others have already stated, get RES and filter it out. But don't ban something others enjoy just so you don't have to look at it. because you don't have to look at it . tl;dr I like [COMC] and see no reason to ban it or set aside a day for it. +downvote rant "
"boardgames"
"t5_2qmjp"
"c6fcycz"
"I have always wondered why there are so many downvotes in this sub/r/. Assholes and trolls of the internet aside, I just don't understand how people can post something genuine and receive so much negativity. Case in point this OP. [COMC]: "Hey guys, I'd like to share my passion with others." DOWNVOTE! "Hey guys, I'm playing [insert complex game], and we're stuck on this part." DOWNVOTE! I mean wtf'n fuck. Yes, many of the questions are answered forthwith, but what's with the vitriol? Sheesh! I guess I'll rack-it-up to jealousy or simple butt-hurt. And no, it doesn't keep me up at night, it just makes it harder to weed thru the smoke of the way people act on here sometimes. I was overjoyed when I found this sub, and boy howdy how that changed soon enough. I don't think I've ever downvoted anything in here except shitty remarks people leave. I love it when I oooo..and ahhh..and think goodhearted, "That bastard! Look at those games!", or "Man, this collection has many of what I have, but not that one ! Maybe since our choice of games are so similar I should check that game next!" As far as a [COMC] Friday (or whatever) is concerned, I personally think it's a bad idea. For one, that's all it will be, and the people who dislike it now will hate it later. [COMC] posts hardly take up the majority of /r/boardgames and like others have already stated, get RES and filter it out. But don't ban something others enjoy just so you don't have to look at it. because you don't have to look at it ."
"I like [COMC] and see no reason to ban it or set aside a day for it. +downvote rant"
"KinRiso"
"Great image, but I'm not 100% certain I agree. It's easy to say "I rebelled, why didn't you?" But often the facts of the matter are that when you grow up in an environment full of certain messages, you're likely to end up believing those as true (Go to college if you want a life, have kids, get a 9-5 job and be responsible, etc). It's not at all fair to blame people for listening to the things they have been told *their entire lives,* just because you had the insight to realize it's bullshit and escape from it. Rather, we need to start challenging the messages. We don't get anything other than a smug sense of superiority by blaming people and saying "Oh? You're miserable because you had kids? Well, that's what you get for just buying into the kids = happy crap." We instead need to encourage people to think their decisions through like we (presumably) have done, so that they can come to their own conclusions about what is best for them, rather than what society says is best for them. tldr; Don't blame miserable parents for not realizing they'd be miserable, blame the culture that told them they wouldn't be."
"Great image, but I'm not 100% certain I agree. It's easy to say "I rebelled, why didn't you?" But often the facts of the matter are that when you grow up in an environment full of certain messages, you're likely to end up believing those as true (Go to college if you want a life, have kids, get a 9-5 job and be responsible, etc). It's not at all fair to blame people for listening to the things they have been told their entire lives, just because you had the insight to realize it's bullshit and escape from it. Rather, we need to start challenging the messages. We don't get anything other than a smug sense of superiority by blaming people and saying "Oh? You're miserable because you had kids? Well, that's what you get for just buying into the kids = happy crap." We instead need to encourage people to think their decisions through like we (presumably) have done, so that they can come to their own conclusions about what is best for them, rather than what society says is best for them. tldr; Don't blame miserable parents for not realizing they'd be miserable, blame the culture that told them they wouldn't be. "
"childfree"
"t5_2qtwb"
"c6f5skx"
"Great image, but I'm not 100% certain I agree. It's easy to say "I rebelled, why didn't you?" But often the facts of the matter are that when you grow up in an environment full of certain messages, you're likely to end up believing those as true (Go to college if you want a life, have kids, get a 9-5 job and be responsible, etc). It's not at all fair to blame people for listening to the things they have been told their entire lives, just because you had the insight to realize it's bullshit and escape from it. Rather, we need to start challenging the messages. We don't get anything other than a smug sense of superiority by blaming people and saying "Oh? You're miserable because you had kids? Well, that's what you get for just buying into the kids = happy crap." We instead need to encourage people to think their decisions through like we (presumably) have done, so that they can come to their own conclusions about what is best for them, rather than what society says is best for them."
"Don't blame miserable parents for not realizing they'd be miserable, blame the culture that told them they wouldn't be."
"bahhumbugger"
"It isn't a matter of mechanics, not really. You're thinking of it from an engineering viewpoint, when you should be thinking of it from a business standpoint. Granted injection molding isn't going to just disappear, but for applications where the costs involved are cheaper to 3D print on location, rather than wait for delivery and pay transportation (think big construction products) - yes, for those applications 3d printing is going to be absolutely necessary. I work in shipping (so slightly different than your IM example but bear with me), and i'd gladly pay $500k to have a machine that could print a critical part on demand in steel. That may not be even 5 years away! I've had to have ships wait on demurrage of $30k a day, for 7 or 8 days at a time waiting for a fucking man hatch cover to be finished, shipped and installed on site so that the USCG will clear the vessel as seaworthy. Essentially, that hatch cover cost me $200k. If I could make one on site, the difference in price between the regular making of one, and mass production argument you are making doesn't matter. I'd be a fool not to pick a 3D printed version every time. Even if it's 30x more expensive than a mass produced unit on a unit cost basis. TL;DR 3D printing will become profitable in niche areas before it takes on mass production. "
"It isn't a matter of mechanics, not really. You're thinking of it from an engineering viewpoint, when you should be thinking of it from a business standpoint. Granted injection molding isn't going to just disappear, but for applications where the costs involved are cheaper to 3D print on location, rather than wait for delivery and pay transportation (think big construction products) - yes, for those applications 3d printing is going to be absolutely necessary. I work in shipping (so slightly different than your IM example but bear with me), and i'd gladly pay $500k to have a machine that could print a critical part on demand in steel. That may not be even 5 years away! I've had to have ships wait on demurrage of $30k a day, for 7 or 8 days at a time waiting for a fucking man hatch cover to be finished, shipped and installed on site so that the USCG will clear the vessel as seaworthy. Essentially, that hatch cover cost me $200k. If I could make one on site, the difference in price between the regular making of one, and mass production argument you are making doesn't matter. I'd be a fool not to pick a 3D printed version every time. Even if it's 30x more expensive than a mass produced unit on a unit cost basis. TL;DR 3D printing will become profitable in niche areas before it takes on mass production. "
"business"
"t5_2qgzg"
"c6fjtkv"
"It isn't a matter of mechanics, not really. You're thinking of it from an engineering viewpoint, when you should be thinking of it from a business standpoint. Granted injection molding isn't going to just disappear, but for applications where the costs involved are cheaper to 3D print on location, rather than wait for delivery and pay transportation (think big construction products) - yes, for those applications 3d printing is going to be absolutely necessary. I work in shipping (so slightly different than your IM example but bear with me), and i'd gladly pay $500k to have a machine that could print a critical part on demand in steel. That may not be even 5 years away! I've had to have ships wait on demurrage of $30k a day, for 7 or 8 days at a time waiting for a fucking man hatch cover to be finished, shipped and installed on site so that the USCG will clear the vessel as seaworthy. Essentially, that hatch cover cost me $200k. If I could make one on site, the difference in price between the regular making of one, and mass production argument you are making doesn't matter. I'd be a fool not to pick a 3D printed version every time. Even if it's 30x more expensive than a mass produced unit on a unit cost basis."
"3D printing will become profitable in niche areas before it takes on mass production."
"wesleypipes2"
"this is going to take a long time to type.... this summer me and my best friend did some mushrooms, but these mushrooms were no ordinary mushrooms. It's was a mid summer night, and we were bored as usual, so being the type of kids we are we started looking for acid, Which is never an easy find. After three hours nothing had turned up, and we had basically lost hope on the night. Thirty more minutes rolled around and we had long since called it quits, when my other friend said he could get boomers. "hells yeah!" I was thinking.... early assumption. My friend comes down to my house and we pile in my car to go get them, only about a twenty minute drive, and we would be getting them from a house so it wasn't at all sketchy. We arrive, and my friend goes in to get them, my best friend and I chat in the car for about five minutes until the other friend comes back. He gets in the car and says, "you guys are in for a wild night, these are from her personal stash, and they're not psilocybin meniscus." To me and my best friend, this was awesome, something we had never tried, something new. Anyway we get back to my house and prepare to eat the boomers, we have a Quarter of an ounce to split, of which there was one massive stem and about eight caps. I took the stem and my best friend had the caps. I forgot to mention that these shrooms were super weird looking (for magic mushrooms) and had this weird white powder on the outside. Anyway we scarf them down, and after about eight minutes I was FUCKED up. usually shrooms take about an hour to kick in so this made me a little nervous, but I figured oh well more time to trip. we decide to go on a walk and for the whole journey everything looked like it was in pixels, and the moon looked like the sun in minecraft. we walk back to my house and go down into my basement, throw on adult swim, and converse like we always do on mushrooms. this goes on for about two hours, and is a super good time until my best friend needed to take out his contacts. Now he is really blind, so I can no longer explain what he may be seeing, but I can tell you what I saw. After getting his contacts out, he gets really quiet. This makes me sort of uncomfortable, but I'm on shrooms, so i just rationalize it to the boomers. My belly started to feel upset so I turn to my friend and say, "want to go smoke a bowl?" to help me calm it down. He looks at me as if I were satan himself and yells, "NO!!!" So being somewhat annoyed at this i went to smoke a cigarette, Finish that up and go back downstairs. I had one of those Arizona dollar fruit punches and I took a drink of it. My friend says in a really sweet voice, "hey man can I see that?" I say , "sure man" and hand it to him. He takes the can, gives it that same look he gave me, and throws it at my fireplace. Mind you I am tripping harder then I had in a long time, to me time was unfathomable, everything was making intense patterns, so I could do nothing about this but yell, "WHAT THE FUCK MAN?!" he just looked at me an stood up, moving towards the stairs. This freaked me out because my parents were sleeping and I did not want to wake them up being on shrooms. So I grabbed my smokes and followed him. He walks up the stairs to the main level in my house and makes a break for the upstairs, at which point I grabbed him, because I did not want him up there. But he pulled away and got upstairs, and into my room. I follow him, but am intercepted by What I saw as a Dementor wearing a pink bathrobe, but was actually my mother. The hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life was give her a hug, because to me she was trying to suck my soul out. she walks downstairs, but to me she is floating, meanwhile my friend is derping around my room. But he sees me and instantly goes straight down the stairs and has a breakdown in front of the door, I push him outside and am walking out myself when my mother says, "what's wrong?" to which I respond a sharp, "NOTHING." I close the door and my friend pulls out his pack, grabs a smoke from it, and throws both of them on the ground. he then looks up at me and asks in a snape-like tone, "can you give me a cigarette?" So I grab the one he dropped, put it in his mouth and light it. He proceeds to eat the cigarette, getting the whole filter in his mouth before I can pull it out. At this point, I can't take it anymore, I take him inside, get him a blanket and a pillow, say goodnight and go to my room. i spend the next five hours listening to music and watching my posters move. The next morning he Txts me asking what had happened the night before, long conversation ensued. TL;DR Did mushrooms that were too magical "
"this is going to take a long time to type.... this summer me and my best friend did some mushrooms, but these mushrooms were no ordinary mushrooms. It's was a mid summer night, and we were bored as usual, so being the type of kids we are we started looking for acid, Which is never an easy find. After three hours nothing had turned up, and we had basically lost hope on the night. Thirty more minutes rolled around and we had long since called it quits, when my other friend said he could get boomers. "hells yeah!" I was thinking.... early assumption. My friend comes down to my house and we pile in my car to go get them, only about a twenty minute drive, and we would be getting them from a house so it wasn't at all sketchy. We arrive, and my friend goes in to get them, my best friend and I chat in the car for about five minutes until the other friend comes back. He gets in the car and says, "you guys are in for a wild night, these are from her personal stash, and they're not psilocybin meniscus." To me and my best friend, this was awesome, something we had never tried, something new. Anyway we get back to my house and prepare to eat the boomers, we have a Quarter of an ounce to split, of which there was one massive stem and about eight caps. I took the stem and my best friend had the caps. I forgot to mention that these shrooms were super weird looking (for magic mushrooms) and had this weird white powder on the outside. Anyway we scarf them down, and after about eight minutes I was FUCKED up. usually shrooms take about an hour to kick in so this made me a little nervous, but I figured oh well more time to trip. we decide to go on a walk and for the whole journey everything looked like it was in pixels, and the moon looked like the sun in minecraft. we walk back to my house and go down into my basement, throw on adult swim, and converse like we always do on mushrooms. this goes on for about two hours, and is a super good time until my best friend needed to take out his contacts. Now he is really blind, so I can no longer explain what he may be seeing, but I can tell you what I saw. After getting his contacts out, he gets really quiet. This makes me sort of uncomfortable, but I'm on shrooms, so i just rationalize it to the boomers. My belly started to feel upset so I turn to my friend and say, "want to go smoke a bowl?" to help me calm it down. He looks at me as if I were satan himself and yells, "NO!!!" So being somewhat annoyed at this i went to smoke a cigarette, Finish that up and go back downstairs. I had one of those Arizona dollar fruit punches and I took a drink of it. My friend says in a really sweet voice, "hey man can I see that?" I say , "sure man" and hand it to him. He takes the can, gives it that same look he gave me, and throws it at my fireplace. Mind you I am tripping harder then I had in a long time, to me time was unfathomable, everything was making intense patterns, so I could do nothing about this but yell, "WHAT THE FUCK MAN?!" he just looked at me an stood up, moving towards the stairs. This freaked me out because my parents were sleeping and I did not want to wake them up being on shrooms. So I grabbed my smokes and followed him. He walks up the stairs to the main level in my house and makes a break for the upstairs, at which point I grabbed him, because I did not want him up there. But he pulled away and got upstairs, and into my room. I follow him, but am intercepted by What I saw as a Dementor wearing a pink bathrobe, but was actually my mother. The hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life was give her a hug, because to me she was trying to suck my soul out. she walks downstairs, but to me she is floating, meanwhile my friend is derping around my room. But he sees me and instantly goes straight down the stairs and has a breakdown in front of the door, I push him outside and am walking out myself when my mother says, "what's wrong?" to which I respond a sharp, "NOTHING." I close the door and my friend pulls out his pack, grabs a smoke from it, and throws both of them on the ground. he then looks up at me and asks in a snape-like tone, "can you give me a cigarette?" So I grab the one he dropped, put it in his mouth and light it. He proceeds to eat the cigarette, getting the whole filter in his mouth before I can pull it out. At this point, I can't take it anymore, I take him inside, get him a blanket and a pillow, say goodnight and go to my room. i spend the next five hours listening to music and watching my posters move. The next morning he Txts me asking what had happened the night before, long conversation ensued. TL;DR Did mushrooms that were too magical "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6fb69r"
"this is going to take a long time to type.... this summer me and my best friend did some mushrooms, but these mushrooms were no ordinary mushrooms. It's was a mid summer night, and we were bored as usual, so being the type of kids we are we started looking for acid, Which is never an easy find. After three hours nothing had turned up, and we had basically lost hope on the night. Thirty more minutes rolled around and we had long since called it quits, when my other friend said he could get boomers. "hells yeah!" I was thinking.... early assumption. My friend comes down to my house and we pile in my car to go get them, only about a twenty minute drive, and we would be getting them from a house so it wasn't at all sketchy. We arrive, and my friend goes in to get them, my best friend and I chat in the car for about five minutes until the other friend comes back. He gets in the car and says, "you guys are in for a wild night, these are from her personal stash, and they're not psilocybin meniscus." To me and my best friend, this was awesome, something we had never tried, something new. Anyway we get back to my house and prepare to eat the boomers, we have a Quarter of an ounce to split, of which there was one massive stem and about eight caps. I took the stem and my best friend had the caps. I forgot to mention that these shrooms were super weird looking (for magic mushrooms) and had this weird white powder on the outside. Anyway we scarf them down, and after about eight minutes I was FUCKED up. usually shrooms take about an hour to kick in so this made me a little nervous, but I figured oh well more time to trip. we decide to go on a walk and for the whole journey everything looked like it was in pixels, and the moon looked like the sun in minecraft. we walk back to my house and go down into my basement, throw on adult swim, and converse like we always do on mushrooms. this goes on for about two hours, and is a super good time until my best friend needed to take out his contacts. Now he is really blind, so I can no longer explain what he may be seeing, but I can tell you what I saw. After getting his contacts out, he gets really quiet. This makes me sort of uncomfortable, but I'm on shrooms, so i just rationalize it to the boomers. My belly started to feel upset so I turn to my friend and say, "want to go smoke a bowl?" to help me calm it down. He looks at me as if I were satan himself and yells, "NO!!!" So being somewhat annoyed at this i went to smoke a cigarette, Finish that up and go back downstairs. I had one of those Arizona dollar fruit punches and I took a drink of it. My friend says in a really sweet voice, "hey man can I see that?" I say , "sure man" and hand it to him. He takes the can, gives it that same look he gave me, and throws it at my fireplace. Mind you I am tripping harder then I had in a long time, to me time was unfathomable, everything was making intense patterns, so I could do nothing about this but yell, "WHAT THE FUCK MAN?!" he just looked at me an stood up, moving towards the stairs. This freaked me out because my parents were sleeping and I did not want to wake them up being on shrooms. So I grabbed my smokes and followed him. He walks up the stairs to the main level in my house and makes a break for the upstairs, at which point I grabbed him, because I did not want him up there. But he pulled away and got upstairs, and into my room. I follow him, but am intercepted by What I saw as a Dementor wearing a pink bathrobe, but was actually my mother. The hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life was give her a hug, because to me she was trying to suck my soul out. she walks downstairs, but to me she is floating, meanwhile my friend is derping around my room. But he sees me and instantly goes straight down the stairs and has a breakdown in front of the door, I push him outside and am walking out myself when my mother says, "what's wrong?" to which I respond a sharp, "NOTHING." I close the door and my friend pulls out his pack, grabs a smoke from it, and throws both of them on the ground. he then looks up at me and asks in a snape-like tone, "can you give me a cigarette?" So I grab the one he dropped, put it in his mouth and light it. He proceeds to eat the cigarette, getting the whole filter in his mouth before I can pull it out. At this point, I can't take it anymore, I take him inside, get him a blanket and a pillow, say goodnight and go to my room. i spend the next five hours listening to music and watching my posters move. The next morning he Txts me asking what had happened the night before, long conversation ensued."
"Did mushrooms that were too magical"
"iceman_in_black"
"I (a guy) was talking to my (female) friend. She was upset because she and her (my best friend) boyfriend had a fight over some sex thing. She said something along the lines of "I'm not attractive. I bet he's never masturbated to me". I told her that she's beautiful and sexy and one of the prettiest girls I've ever seen (which is true. She's almost exactly my ideal body type). She then point blank asks me if I have ever masturbated to her. Of course my initial reaction is duh i uh you uh see uh... But. I was on pain medication from a surgery a week prior and was feeling especially brave/stupid, so i decided to be truthful and say "yes...multiple times". To my surprise she says "that makes me feel good. Really good." I then ask her if she's ever masturbated to me. She says "to the idea of you and (my best friend) fucking me at the same time yes". All subsequent sex talks with these two have been way more interesting to say the least. **TL;DR** I'm sure it's extremely dependent on the girl and your relationship with her, but being truthful can lead to some interesting perks Edit: slight grammar error"
"I (a guy) was talking to my (female) friend. She was upset because she and her (my best friend) boyfriend had a fight over some sex thing. She said something along the lines of "I'm not attractive. I bet he's never masturbated to me". I told her that she's beautiful and sexy and one of the prettiest girls I've ever seen (which is true. She's almost exactly my ideal body type). She then point blank asks me if I have ever masturbated to her. Of course my initial reaction is duh i uh you uh see uh... But. I was on pain medication from a surgery a week prior and was feeling especially brave/stupid, so i decided to be truthful and say "yes...multiple times". To my surprise she says "that makes me feel good. Really good." I then ask her if she's ever masturbated to me. She says "to the idea of you and (my best friend) fucking me at the same time yes". All subsequent sex talks with these two have been way more interesting to say the least. TL;DR I'm sure it's extremely dependent on the girl and your relationship with her, but being truthful can lead to some interesting perks Edit: slight grammar error "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6fimgo"
"I (a guy) was talking to my (female) friend. She was upset because she and her (my best friend) boyfriend had a fight over some sex thing. She said something along the lines of "I'm not attractive. I bet he's never masturbated to me". I told her that she's beautiful and sexy and one of the prettiest girls I've ever seen (which is true. She's almost exactly my ideal body type). She then point blank asks me if I have ever masturbated to her. Of course my initial reaction is duh i uh you uh see uh... But. I was on pain medication from a surgery a week prior and was feeling especially brave/stupid, so i decided to be truthful and say "yes...multiple times". To my surprise she says "that makes me feel good. Really good." I then ask her if she's ever masturbated to me. She says "to the idea of you and (my best friend) fucking me at the same time yes". All subsequent sex talks with these two have been way more interesting to say the least."
"I'm sure it's extremely dependent on the girl and your relationship with her, but being truthful can lead to some interesting perks Edit: slight grammar error"
"slrarp"
"You're 100% correct. To add to this, I'd like to point out that policing cheating via third party software is pretty much the ONLY thing that Blizzard (or any other online game developer) should police. The only exceptions I think would involve harassment (as in spam or real life threats) and other instances in which another player's actions are completely unavoidable to his/her victim. When developers step in to enforce "fair play" on players who are completely staying within the confines of the software that the developers themselves put out, you end up with a lot of discrepancies and unjust bans. It's happened countless times, and I'm sure most of you have heard of similar situations where somebody found a quick way to get ahead of other players via legitimate, in-game means, and got banned for it. It's happened on Xbox live, in Guild Wars, and EA is pretty notorious for this as well. If Blizzard adopted similar policies, we'd see people banned for clearing inferno with force armor abuse (release patch), stacking attack speed pre-nerf, using the currently "OP" trail of cinders rune, or farming with a WW barb. These are all instances that many people have considered to be unfair advantage exploits, but it's detrimental to the game as a whole to ban players for such innovation. Some of you are probably saying "well those exploits didn't directly effect other players." Sure, it's definitely not nice to scam people, but there could be so many things that people would consider to be a scam. If they banned people for trade window scamming, who's to say they shouldn't ban people for things like equipping weak gold find gear in team games, or doing the max bid "exploit" that everyone was talking about a few weeks ago. Both of these come at other players' expense, but none of them violate the terms of service. They are unforeseen, specific situations that inevitably arise in any online game and would be impossible to write them all into the EULA. If they were to suddenly ban people for rules that were never outlined, it becomes yet another PR nightmare for them, as well as a (I think) very unethical policy. If Blizzard doesn't want people performing certain actions within the legitimate confines of their software, then they need to take it out on themselves, not the players. By this I mean FIX IT ON THE SOFTWARE END so that players are unable to do this in the first place. Granted, trade window scams are usually avoidable user error, but I also think they could be made safer to use, like they were for the most part in WoW. (Maybe they are by now, I haven't actually used one in awhile). Blizzard is usually pretty good about fixing stuff like this, and I think their philosophy is similar to mine in that scams and exploits should be made impossible (if at all possible) before account bans should even be considered. Lastly, in the case of a possible "macro" like OP's situation, whether or not using a macro that allows you to switch an item out of the trade window quickly is an offense worth banning someone for is somewhat debatable. While it is a third party program, it's impact on the game is minimal and avoidable (as seen in the OP's video). It's also difficult to prove because some people might just be able to swap items quickly through practice. OP's video did seem impossibly fast to me, but how would Blizzard be able to fairly gauge how fast is too fast for trade window swapping? Besides, it still kind of goes along with what I've been saying about how player actions shouldn't be banned. Macros are designed to simulate an action that a player can do anyway, just faster. This type of situation can be completely avoided in the future if Blizzard fixes the trade window to lock up for several seconds after any type of item swap is detected. If OP is reading this far, I think your case would have been better accepted had you argued his offense was the use of a third party macro program, not the scam attempt itself. Although I will admit that one Blizzard representative made it quite obvious that they either didn't read your email, or were only allowed to copy+paste a pre-written response. The final response you received seemed more personable and I wouldn't be surprised if it had come from a manager of some sort. It was still somewhat cryptic, but I'm not so sure your message was entirely clear to them, either. TL;DR: Scams and exploits are legitimate game mechanics when not aided by outside software. If developers like Blizzard don't want players performing certain actions in their games, the action should be made impossible within the software rather than unleashing the hordes of oppressive BanMasters into the population. This is exactly what Blizzard is doing, and (to my knowledge) what they've always done, and is what's best for the game."
"You're 100% correct. To add to this, I'd like to point out that policing cheating via third party software is pretty much the ONLY thing that Blizzard (or any other online game developer) should police. The only exceptions I think would involve harassment (as in spam or real life threats) and other instances in which another player's actions are completely unavoidable to his/her victim. When developers step in to enforce "fair play" on players who are completely staying within the confines of the software that the developers themselves put out, you end up with a lot of discrepancies and unjust bans. It's happened countless times, and I'm sure most of you have heard of similar situations where somebody found a quick way to get ahead of other players via legitimate, in-game means, and got banned for it. It's happened on Xbox live, in Guild Wars, and EA is pretty notorious for this as well. If Blizzard adopted similar policies, we'd see people banned for clearing inferno with force armor abuse (release patch), stacking attack speed pre-nerf, using the currently "OP" trail of cinders rune, or farming with a WW barb. These are all instances that many people have considered to be unfair advantage exploits, but it's detrimental to the game as a whole to ban players for such innovation. Some of you are probably saying "well those exploits didn't directly effect other players." Sure, it's definitely not nice to scam people, but there could be so many things that people would consider to be a scam. If they banned people for trade window scamming, who's to say they shouldn't ban people for things like equipping weak gold find gear in team games, or doing the max bid "exploit" that everyone was talking about a few weeks ago. Both of these come at other players' expense, but none of them violate the terms of service. They are unforeseen, specific situations that inevitably arise in any online game and would be impossible to write them all into the EULA. If they were to suddenly ban people for rules that were never outlined, it becomes yet another PR nightmare for them, as well as a (I think) very unethical policy. If Blizzard doesn't want people performing certain actions within the legitimate confines of their software, then they need to take it out on themselves, not the players. By this I mean FIX IT ON THE SOFTWARE END so that players are unable to do this in the first place. Granted, trade window scams are usually avoidable user error, but I also think they could be made safer to use, like they were for the most part in WoW. (Maybe they are by now, I haven't actually used one in awhile). Blizzard is usually pretty good about fixing stuff like this, and I think their philosophy is similar to mine in that scams and exploits should be made impossible (if at all possible) before account bans should even be considered. Lastly, in the case of a possible "macro" like OP's situation, whether or not using a macro that allows you to switch an item out of the trade window quickly is an offense worth banning someone for is somewhat debatable. While it is a third party program, it's impact on the game is minimal and avoidable (as seen in the OP's video). It's also difficult to prove because some people might just be able to swap items quickly through practice. OP's video did seem impossibly fast to me, but how would Blizzard be able to fairly gauge how fast is too fast for trade window swapping? Besides, it still kind of goes along with what I've been saying about how player actions shouldn't be banned. Macros are designed to simulate an action that a player can do anyway, just faster. This type of situation can be completely avoided in the future if Blizzard fixes the trade window to lock up for several seconds after any type of item swap is detected. If OP is reading this far, I think your case would have been better accepted had you argued his offense was the use of a third party macro program, not the scam attempt itself. Although I will admit that one Blizzard representative made it quite obvious that they either didn't read your email, or were only allowed to copy+paste a pre-written response. The final response you received seemed more personable and I wouldn't be surprised if it had come from a manager of some sort. It was still somewhat cryptic, but I'm not so sure your message was entirely clear to them, either. TL;DR: Scams and exploits are legitimate game mechanics when not aided by outside software. If developers like Blizzard don't want players performing certain actions in their games, the action should be made impossible within the software rather than unleashing the hordes of oppressive BanMasters into the population. This is exactly what Blizzard is doing, and (to my knowledge) what they've always done, and is what's best for the game. "
"Diablo"
"t5_2qore"
"c6fwmip"
"You're 100% correct. To add to this, I'd like to point out that policing cheating via third party software is pretty much the ONLY thing that Blizzard (or any other online game developer) should police. The only exceptions I think would involve harassment (as in spam or real life threats) and other instances in which another player's actions are completely unavoidable to his/her victim. When developers step in to enforce "fair play" on players who are completely staying within the confines of the software that the developers themselves put out, you end up with a lot of discrepancies and unjust bans. It's happened countless times, and I'm sure most of you have heard of similar situations where somebody found a quick way to get ahead of other players via legitimate, in-game means, and got banned for it. It's happened on Xbox live, in Guild Wars, and EA is pretty notorious for this as well. If Blizzard adopted similar policies, we'd see people banned for clearing inferno with force armor abuse (release patch), stacking attack speed pre-nerf, using the currently "OP" trail of cinders rune, or farming with a WW barb. These are all instances that many people have considered to be unfair advantage exploits, but it's detrimental to the game as a whole to ban players for such innovation. Some of you are probably saying "well those exploits didn't directly effect other players." Sure, it's definitely not nice to scam people, but there could be so many things that people would consider to be a scam. If they banned people for trade window scamming, who's to say they shouldn't ban people for things like equipping weak gold find gear in team games, or doing the max bid "exploit" that everyone was talking about a few weeks ago. Both of these come at other players' expense, but none of them violate the terms of service. They are unforeseen, specific situations that inevitably arise in any online game and would be impossible to write them all into the EULA. If they were to suddenly ban people for rules that were never outlined, it becomes yet another PR nightmare for them, as well as a (I think) very unethical policy. If Blizzard doesn't want people performing certain actions within the legitimate confines of their software, then they need to take it out on themselves, not the players. By this I mean FIX IT ON THE SOFTWARE END so that players are unable to do this in the first place. Granted, trade window scams are usually avoidable user error, but I also think they could be made safer to use, like they were for the most part in WoW. (Maybe they are by now, I haven't actually used one in awhile). Blizzard is usually pretty good about fixing stuff like this, and I think their philosophy is similar to mine in that scams and exploits should be made impossible (if at all possible) before account bans should even be considered. Lastly, in the case of a possible "macro" like OP's situation, whether or not using a macro that allows you to switch an item out of the trade window quickly is an offense worth banning someone for is somewhat debatable. While it is a third party program, it's impact on the game is minimal and avoidable (as seen in the OP's video). It's also difficult to prove because some people might just be able to swap items quickly through practice. OP's video did seem impossibly fast to me, but how would Blizzard be able to fairly gauge how fast is too fast for trade window swapping? Besides, it still kind of goes along with what I've been saying about how player actions shouldn't be banned. Macros are designed to simulate an action that a player can do anyway, just faster. This type of situation can be completely avoided in the future if Blizzard fixes the trade window to lock up for several seconds after any type of item swap is detected. If OP is reading this far, I think your case would have been better accepted had you argued his offense was the use of a third party macro program, not the scam attempt itself. Although I will admit that one Blizzard representative made it quite obvious that they either didn't read your email, or were only allowed to copy+paste a pre-written response. The final response you received seemed more personable and I wouldn't be surprised if it had come from a manager of some sort. It was still somewhat cryptic, but I'm not so sure your message was entirely clear to them, either."
"Scams and exploits are legitimate game mechanics when not aided by outside software. If developers like Blizzard don't want players performing certain actions in their games, the action should be made impossible within the software rather than unleashing the hordes of oppressive BanMasters into the population. This is exactly what Blizzard is doing, and (to my knowledge) what they've always done, and is what's best for the game."
"Pasodoble"
"Maybe this is just a silly idea of mine, but what if actual warp time is increased? Right now it's 4 seconds. Bumping that to 10 seconds would make warps slower and riskier. I don't like it when there is a fight near a pylon, and when you kill all the zealots, Protoss retreats and warps in a new wave of zealots right in the middle of the battlefield. Slower warp times would make this ineffective, because no zealot would spawn in time, or even survive the warp attempt. TL;DR: Keep cooldown as it is, bump warp time from 4 to 10 seconds."
"Maybe this is just a silly idea of mine, but what if actual warp time is increased? Right now it's 4 seconds. Bumping that to 10 seconds would make warps slower and riskier. I don't like it when there is a fight near a pylon, and when you kill all the zealots, Protoss retreats and warps in a new wave of zealots right in the middle of the battlefield. Slower warp times would make this ineffective, because no zealot would spawn in time, or even survive the warp attempt. TL;DR: Keep cooldown as it is, bump warp time from 4 to 10 seconds. "
"starcraft"
"t5_2qpp6"
"c6fylal"
"Maybe this is just a silly idea of mine, but what if actual warp time is increased? Right now it's 4 seconds. Bumping that to 10 seconds would make warps slower and riskier. I don't like it when there is a fight near a pylon, and when you kill all the zealots, Protoss retreats and warps in a new wave of zealots right in the middle of the battlefield. Slower warp times would make this ineffective, because no zealot would spawn in time, or even survive the warp attempt."
"Keep cooldown as it is, bump warp time from 4 to 10 seconds."
"matronverde"
">I've had several people attempt to make the case for the top-down view of patriarchy; patriarchy is not top-down, it's pervasive. elements exist institutionally (proliferation of men in power and relative scarcity of women in power) but also individually (gendered insults). i know we've talked about this. please stop beating on straw-men. >there's a much more obvious comparison here: a theist who talks about god being responsible for everything in the world, then attributing all kinds of phenomena as a result of god. that's a really bad comparison as patriarchy doesn't have agency or direct responsibility, which is important because of your talk of responsibility and attribution. it's another layer of analyzing historical events, just like any history book does. it's unfalsifiable in the same way that "Many late-war actions by the Allies in WWII were precursors to gearing up for the Cold War, such as the bombings of Dresden and the focus on air superiority by the allies" is unfalsifiable. it doesn't make the statement *without value*, simply "not strictly scientific". tl;dr: unfalsifiable is not a synonym for dismiss-able, it's a synonym for "not science""
">I've had several people attempt to make the case for the top-down view of patriarchy; patriarchy is not top-down, it's pervasive. elements exist institutionally (proliferation of men in power and relative scarcity of women in power) but also individually (gendered insults). i know we've talked about this. please stop beating on straw-men. >there's a much more obvious comparison here: a theist who talks about god being responsible for everything in the world, then attributing all kinds of phenomena as a result of god. that's a really bad comparison as patriarchy doesn't have agency or direct responsibility, which is important because of your talk of responsibility and attribution. it's another layer of analyzing historical events, just like any history book does. it's unfalsifiable in the same way that "Many late-war actions by the Allies in WWII were precursors to gearing up for the Cold War, such as the bombings of Dresden and the focus on air superiority by the allies" is unfalsifiable. it doesn't make the statement without value , simply "not strictly scientific". tl;dr: unfalsifiable is not a synonym for dismiss-able, it's a synonym for "not science" "
"antisrs"
"t5_2tf4e"
"c6g63sm"
"I've had several people attempt to make the case for the top-down view of patriarchy; patriarchy is not top-down, it's pervasive. elements exist institutionally (proliferation of men in power and relative scarcity of women in power) but also individually (gendered insults). i know we've talked about this. please stop beating on straw-men. >there's a much more obvious comparison here: a theist who talks about god being responsible for everything in the world, then attributing all kinds of phenomena as a result of god. that's a really bad comparison as patriarchy doesn't have agency or direct responsibility, which is important because of your talk of responsibility and attribution. it's another layer of analyzing historical events, just like any history book does. it's unfalsifiable in the same way that "Many late-war actions by the Allies in WWII were precursors to gearing up for the Cold War, such as the bombings of Dresden and the focus on air superiority by the allies" is unfalsifiable. it doesn't make the statement without value , simply "not strictly scientific"."
"unfalsifiable is not a synonym for dismiss-able, it's a synonym for "not science""
"idio3"
"Girls on reddit that I know in real world all do it on purpose. If they post a picture of themselves with something else, they do it, most often, *in order to get* these comments. As far as your links - they seem harmless. You could have at least dug up some really offensive ones that have to do with children or rape victims or something. If I posted a picture of myself and had girls reply with "you're cute", I wouldn't mind. This is not really even a problem, most people don't see it as an issue. When you present people with looks, you're going to get a comment on your looks. Photography, in particular, being an exclusively visual medium, *invites* comments about the subjects of the photograph. It could be a cute girl, it could be a creepy dude photobombing from the background. It doesn't matter - whatever jumps out at a viewer is what will be noticed. For a heterosexual man it's always going to be a cute girl. It's a problem when a professor gives a lecture, and gets comments on his/her looks instead of the material. It's a problem whenever something else is downplayed and relegated in order to "make room" for looks, but this isn't the case when dealing with photography. TL;DR: Keep pleasing my penis."
"Girls on reddit that I know in real world all do it on purpose. If they post a picture of themselves with something else, they do it, most often, in order to get these comments. As far as your links - they seem harmless. You could have at least dug up some really offensive ones that have to do with children or rape victims or something. If I posted a picture of myself and had girls reply with "you're cute", I wouldn't mind. This is not really even a problem, most people don't see it as an issue. When you present people with looks, you're going to get a comment on your looks. Photography, in particular, being an exclusively visual medium, invites comments about the subjects of the photograph. It could be a cute girl, it could be a creepy dude photobombing from the background. It doesn't matter - whatever jumps out at a viewer is what will be noticed. For a heterosexual man it's always going to be a cute girl. It's a problem when a professor gives a lecture, and gets comments on his/her looks instead of the material. It's a problem whenever something else is downplayed and relegated in order to "make room" for looks, but this isn't the case when dealing with photography. TL;DR: Keep pleasing my penis. "
"antisrs"
"t5_2tf4e"
"c6ge4lz"
"Girls on reddit that I know in real world all do it on purpose. If they post a picture of themselves with something else, they do it, most often, in order to get these comments. As far as your links - they seem harmless. You could have at least dug up some really offensive ones that have to do with children or rape victims or something. If I posted a picture of myself and had girls reply with "you're cute", I wouldn't mind. This is not really even a problem, most people don't see it as an issue. When you present people with looks, you're going to get a comment on your looks. Photography, in particular, being an exclusively visual medium, invites comments about the subjects of the photograph. It could be a cute girl, it could be a creepy dude photobombing from the background. It doesn't matter - whatever jumps out at a viewer is what will be noticed. For a heterosexual man it's always going to be a cute girl. It's a problem when a professor gives a lecture, and gets comments on his/her looks instead of the material. It's a problem whenever something else is downplayed and relegated in order to "make room" for looks, but this isn't the case when dealing with photography."
"Keep pleasing my penis."
"BBQsauce18"
"I taught this stuff in the AF The reason for this, is that aircraft have a tendency to break at the wing and tail, when they crash. If you are sitting behind the wings, and the craft crashes, it gives you multiple options to egress the plane. You will have the fracture in the front, rear, and most likely an emergency door will still be intact. TL;DR Always sit behind the wings, to survive. *Bonus info: MOST crashes occur within the first, and last, 5 minutes of the flight.* "
"I taught this stuff in the AF The reason for this, is that aircraft have a tendency to break at the wing and tail, when they crash. If you are sitting behind the wings, and the craft crashes, it gives you multiple options to egress the plane. You will have the fracture in the front, rear, and most likely an emergency door will still be intact. TL;DR Always sit behind the wings, to survive. Bonus info: MOST crashes occur within the first, and last, 5 minutes of the flight. "
"todayilearned"
"t5_2qqjc"
"c6fyyak"
"I taught this stuff in the AF The reason for this, is that aircraft have a tendency to break at the wing and tail, when they crash. If you are sitting behind the wings, and the craft crashes, it gives you multiple options to egress the plane. You will have the fracture in the front, rear, and most likely an emergency door will still be intact."
"Always sit behind the wings, to survive. Bonus info: MOST crashes occur within the first, and last, 5 minutes of the flight."
"dangerousminority"
"Future advice: never get a credit card or car loan at the same place you have your checking/savings/money market accounts. The agreement for your loans usually includes a section on the issuer's "Right to Offset." This means that if you default or go over your limit, they can take the money from your other accounts with the institution to cover the losses. tl;dr Don't shit where you eat. "
"Future advice: never get a credit card or car loan at the same place you have your checking/savings/money market accounts. The agreement for your loans usually includes a section on the issuer's "Right to Offset." This means that if you default or go over your limit, they can take the money from your other accounts with the institution to cover the losses. tl;dr Don't shit where you eat. "
"personalfinance"
"t5_2qstm"
"c6g61f3"
"Future advice: never get a credit card or car loan at the same place you have your checking/savings/money market accounts. The agreement for your loans usually includes a section on the issuer's "Right to Offset." This means that if you default or go over your limit, they can take the money from your other accounts with the institution to cover the losses."
"Don't shit where you eat."
"takinitslow"
"does anyone know the head count yet? I got there at 3:30 on Thursday for camping, i waited about hour n half and got 5th row which was about 100 yards from the entrance. I thought everything was very well planned tl;dr CP was sick"
"does anyone know the head count yet? I got there at 3:30 on Thursday for camping, i waited about hour n half and got 5th row which was about 100 yards from the entrance. I thought everything was very well planned tl;dr CP was sick "
"festivals"
"t5_2re9k"
"c6gcfyn"
"does anyone know the head count yet? I got there at 3:30 on Thursday for camping, i waited about hour n half and got 5th row which was about 100 yards from the entrance. I thought everything was very well planned"
"CP was sick"
"toddlertouching"
""Going for the freeze out" means basically ignoring her. Giving her space to "reset" your relationship and hopefully make her wonder about why she doesn't have your undivided attention anymore. Don't text her, call her or message her. YOU are the prize, if she wants you she will contact you if not then it's her loss. Don't initiate anything with her if she flirts with you flirt back hard , show her the awesome guy she is missing out on and then just walk away. Don't cave in and wildly ask for another date. Your time is too valuable to be on this one chicks beck and call. You are too d@mn busy doing awesome man crap to care. Let her chase you for awhile. After a solid amount of time (varies - and I'm not talking like 2 weeks either.) you can try to re initiate for a possible round 2. I think your best bet would be to ignore her and the oncoming case of oneitis and try to close other chicks, combined with practicing and reading up on how to have good sex. After a few other chicks you are going to forget all about this chick. **TLDR;** 1.)Ignore her, don't initiate contact. 2.)If she initiates flirting, flirt back hard. Don't fall prey and desperately ask her out. Make her know YOU are the prize. 3.)Read up on sex as the other posters mentioned. [/r/sex]( 4.)Open/Close new chicks and apply step 3. 5.)If you REALLY want this chick after all those chicks you can attempt to resuscitate the relationship with her after a solid length of time, (months not days.)"
""Going for the freeze out" means basically ignoring her. Giving her space to "reset" your relationship and hopefully make her wonder about why she doesn't have your undivided attention anymore. Don't text her, call her or message her. YOU are the prize, if she wants you she will contact you if not then it's her loss. Don't initiate anything with her if she flirts with you flirt back hard , show her the awesome guy she is missing out on and then just walk away. Don't cave in and wildly ask for another date. Your time is too valuable to be on this one chicks beck and call. You are too d@mn busy doing awesome man crap to care. Let her chase you for awhile. After a solid amount of time (varies - and I'm not talking like 2 weeks either.) you can try to re initiate for a possible round 2. I think your best bet would be to ignore her and the oncoming case of oneitis and try to close other chicks, combined with practicing and reading up on how to have good sex. After a few other chicks you are going to forget all about this chick. TLDR; 1.)Ignore her, don't initiate contact. 2.)If she initiates flirting, flirt back hard. Don't fall prey and desperately ask her out. Make her know YOU are the prize. 3.)Read up on sex as the other posters mentioned. /r/sex Open/Close new chicks and apply step 3. 5.)If you REALLY want this chick after all those chicks you can attempt to resuscitate the relationship with her after a solid length of time, (months not days.) "
"askseddit"
"t5_2s7xh"
"c6gyhwn"
"Going for the freeze out" means basically ignoring her. Giving her space to "reset" your relationship and hopefully make her wonder about why she doesn't have your undivided attention anymore. Don't text her, call her or message her. YOU are the prize, if she wants you she will contact you if not then it's her loss. Don't initiate anything with her if she flirts with you flirt back hard , show her the awesome guy she is missing out on and then just walk away. Don't cave in and wildly ask for another date. Your time is too valuable to be on this one chicks beck and call. You are too d@mn busy doing awesome man crap to care. Let her chase you for awhile. After a solid amount of time (varies - and I'm not talking like 2 weeks either.) you can try to re initiate for a possible round 2. I think your best bet would be to ignore her and the oncoming case of oneitis and try to close other chicks, combined with practicing and reading up on how to have good sex. After a few other chicks you are going to forget all about this chick."
"1.)Ignore her, don't initiate contact. 2.)If she initiates flirting, flirt back hard. Don't fall prey and desperately ask her out. Make her know YOU are the prize. 3.)Read up on sex as the other posters mentioned. /r/sex Open/Close new chicks and apply step 3. 5.)If you REALLY want this chick after all those chicks you can attempt to resuscitate the relationship with her after a solid length of time, (months not days.)"
"XandarsMeteor"
"And yet that anonymity isn't always enough for people to say, out loud, that they are atheists. If it was a phone survey, they have your phone number. And if they have your phone number...well, put it together yourself. When there are fundamentalists out there that believe atheists should be registered like sex offenders, a lie can many times allay the fears of being "found out" and ostracized or confronted or discriminated against. Also, while I sort of understand your Buddhist conversions argument, another problem with the survey is that it's not asking about beliefs, but about religions. People have a desire to be a part of something bigger than the individual and will reach out to religion many times to fill that void. It doesn't mean that atheists suddenly believe in a god, it means they want something more than what they have had. Sometimes it's pantheism, paganism, deism, atheistic Buddhism, etc. I once embraced Buddhism as a "way of life" and rejected the notion that it was a religion. During that time, I still believed in a higher power and eventually went back to Christianity before shedding all supernatural beliefs and openly stating my atheism (to myself and close friends only due to fear of rejection from my family). If I went back to Buddhism now, as an atheist, I still wouldn't believe in a god or higher power and yet may chose to label myself as a Buddhist. That doesn't mean that I'm not also an atheist. And **this** is why the survey is flawed. It simply asks what were you raised and what do you consider yourself now and if there is a change, it's set as a hit against the initial group. Where's Universal Unitarian? Pagan? Secular humanism? Any other association with belief and not religion? Remember, people like labels. It helps them file things away in their mind and shorten the amount of time necessary to form opinions. TLDR: You wanted to use this information to prove a point, but it's not very useful in backing up your point. As I said way back, straw man."
"And yet that anonymity isn't always enough for people to say, out loud, that they are atheists. If it was a phone survey, they have your phone number. And if they have your phone number...well, put it together yourself. When there are fundamentalists out there that believe atheists should be registered like sex offenders, a lie can many times allay the fears of being "found out" and ostracized or confronted or discriminated against. Also, while I sort of understand your Buddhist conversions argument, another problem with the survey is that it's not asking about beliefs, but about religions. People have a desire to be a part of something bigger than the individual and will reach out to religion many times to fill that void. It doesn't mean that atheists suddenly believe in a god, it means they want something more than what they have had. Sometimes it's pantheism, paganism, deism, atheistic Buddhism, etc. I once embraced Buddhism as a "way of life" and rejected the notion that it was a religion. During that time, I still believed in a higher power and eventually went back to Christianity before shedding all supernatural beliefs and openly stating my atheism (to myself and close friends only due to fear of rejection from my family). If I went back to Buddhism now, as an atheist, I still wouldn't believe in a god or higher power and yet may chose to label myself as a Buddhist. That doesn't mean that I'm not also an atheist. And this is why the survey is flawed. It simply asks what were you raised and what do you consider yourself now and if there is a change, it's set as a hit against the initial group. Where's Universal Unitarian? Pagan? Secular humanism? Any other association with belief and not religion? Remember, people like labels. It helps them file things away in their mind and shorten the amount of time necessary to form opinions. TLDR: You wanted to use this information to prove a point, but it's not very useful in backing up your point. As I said way back, straw man. "
"atheism"
"t5_2qh2p"
"c6hak0q"
"And yet that anonymity isn't always enough for people to say, out loud, that they are atheists. If it was a phone survey, they have your phone number. And if they have your phone number...well, put it together yourself. When there are fundamentalists out there that believe atheists should be registered like sex offenders, a lie can many times allay the fears of being "found out" and ostracized or confronted or discriminated against. Also, while I sort of understand your Buddhist conversions argument, another problem with the survey is that it's not asking about beliefs, but about religions. People have a desire to be a part of something bigger than the individual and will reach out to religion many times to fill that void. It doesn't mean that atheists suddenly believe in a god, it means they want something more than what they have had. Sometimes it's pantheism, paganism, deism, atheistic Buddhism, etc. I once embraced Buddhism as a "way of life" and rejected the notion that it was a religion. During that time, I still believed in a higher power and eventually went back to Christianity before shedding all supernatural beliefs and openly stating my atheism (to myself and close friends only due to fear of rejection from my family). If I went back to Buddhism now, as an atheist, I still wouldn't believe in a god or higher power and yet may chose to label myself as a Buddhist. That doesn't mean that I'm not also an atheist. And this is why the survey is flawed. It simply asks what were you raised and what do you consider yourself now and if there is a change, it's set as a hit against the initial group. Where's Universal Unitarian? Pagan? Secular humanism? Any other association with belief and not religion? Remember, people like labels. It helps them file things away in their mind and shorten the amount of time necessary to form opinions."
"You wanted to use this information to prove a point, but it's not very useful in backing up your point. As I said way back, straw man."
"Zoke20"
"...skills also scale differently with power, so the min value balance can be different then max value. You also make no comparisons to other classes... So overall all you've done is given baseline DPS value's for elementalist auto attacks, with absolutely no reference or ability to make statements of over or underpowered... And tbh elementalists have so many more skills to be using to do damage with than...idk EVERYTHING but maybe an engineer, that if there baseline dps was onpar with a guardian, then give the burst on top of it... it'd be a little ridiculous TL;DR Don't be bad, use your skills, cycle atunements. "
"...skills also scale differently with power, so the min value balance can be different then max value. You also make no comparisons to other classes... So overall all you've done is given baseline DPS value's for elementalist auto attacks, with absolutely no reference or ability to make statements of over or underpowered... And tbh elementalists have so many more skills to be using to do damage with than...idk EVERYTHING but maybe an engineer, that if there baseline dps was onpar with a guardian, then give the burst on top of it... it'd be a little ridiculous TL;DR Don't be bad, use your skills, cycle atunements. "
"Guildwars2"
"t5_2r9po"
"c6h2znj"
"skills also scale differently with power, so the min value balance can be different then max value. You also make no comparisons to other classes... So overall all you've done is given baseline DPS value's for elementalist auto attacks, with absolutely no reference or ability to make statements of over or underpowered... And tbh elementalists have so many more skills to be using to do damage with than...idk EVERYTHING but maybe an engineer, that if there baseline dps was onpar with a guardian, then give the burst on top of it... it'd be a little ridiculous"
"Don't be bad, use your skills, cycle atunements."
"SpeedRacer00z"
">I wanted to prove that so I made a chart, I want to make one for each class so I can get a true comparison. So for now enjoy this chart for Elementalists! TL;DR Learn to read? "
">I wanted to prove that so I made a chart, I want to make one for each class so I can get a true comparison. So for now enjoy this chart for Elementalists! TL;DR Learn to read? "
"Guildwars2"
"t5_2r9po"
"c6h3xc8"
"I wanted to prove that so I made a chart, I want to make one for each class so I can get a true comparison. So for now enjoy this chart for Elementalists!"
"Learn to read?"
"BIllyBrooks"
"This on no way helps, but when I lived in campus at a university in Sydney, there was a pair of shoes up on the power lines near our residential building. I saw the Canadian dude throw them up there and I know why. Earlier in the day we were just hanging out and he was standing in the middle of the lounge room. He tried to fart and...well, a thick brown liquid ran down the inside of his leg and over his shoes and socks. His best friend starting laughing so hard, I decided to get out of there as it would already be embarrassing enough for him (and didn't want to be around when the smell hit). Tried as he did, those shoes got clean but the smell remained. So in the end he decided to throw them up onto the power lines instead. It took him two goes, but they got there and were still there 2 years later when I left uni in 2002. **TL;DR - shoes on the power line may mean a Canadian shit himself.**"
"This on no way helps, but when I lived in campus at a university in Sydney, there was a pair of shoes up on the power lines near our residential building. I saw the Canadian dude throw them up there and I know why. Earlier in the day we were just hanging out and he was standing in the middle of the lounge room. He tried to fart and...well, a thick brown liquid ran down the inside of his leg and over his shoes and socks. His best friend starting laughing so hard, I decided to get out of there as it would already be embarrassing enough for him (and didn't want to be around when the smell hit). Tried as he did, those shoes got clean but the smell remained. So in the end he decided to throw them up onto the power lines instead. It took him two goes, but they got there and were still there 2 years later when I left uni in 2002. TL;DR - shoes on the power line may mean a Canadian shit himself. "
"melbourne"
"t5_2qkhb"
"c6gza9k"
"This on no way helps, but when I lived in campus at a university in Sydney, there was a pair of shoes up on the power lines near our residential building. I saw the Canadian dude throw them up there and I know why. Earlier in the day we were just hanging out and he was standing in the middle of the lounge room. He tried to fart and...well, a thick brown liquid ran down the inside of his leg and over his shoes and socks. His best friend starting laughing so hard, I decided to get out of there as it would already be embarrassing enough for him (and didn't want to be around when the smell hit). Tried as he did, those shoes got clean but the smell remained. So in the end he decided to throw them up onto the power lines instead. It took him two goes, but they got there and were still there 2 years later when I left uni in 2002."
"shoes on the power line may mean a Canadian shit himself."
"misinformed66"
"My friends that died, died putting themselves in harm's way so that others wouldnt have to. They went out to disarm ieds so their junior team members wouldn't risk their lives. They went and cleared roads for the convoy behind them. Tl;Dr. Don't diminish why others have died. Also, fuck you. "
"My friends that died, died putting themselves in harm's way so that others wouldnt have to. They went out to disarm ieds so their junior team members wouldn't risk their lives. They went and cleared roads for the convoy behind them. Tl;Dr. Don't diminish why others have died. Also, fuck you. "
"Military"
"t5_2qh8y"
"c6h2gqd"
"My friends that died, died putting themselves in harm's way so that others wouldnt have to. They went out to disarm ieds so their junior team members wouldn't risk their lives. They went and cleared roads for the convoy behind them."
"Don't diminish why others have died. Also, fuck you."
"ProfessorBuds"
"Question: I'm a Canadian and came home from university to find our internet connection was no longer secured. My mom said it just randomly happened. Tried to log-on to my modem and add a security but it wouldn't let me in. Called the support line posted on cisco's (my modem company) website. I went through a very similar process that was explained by this guy but on my mac. He showed me the console and the error messages gained control of my computer, etc, etc. charged me around $170 to resecure the network and wipe the viruses of the 4 macs that were connected to the modem. TL;DR - Did i get scammed by Cisco?"
"Question: I'm a Canadian and came home from university to find our internet connection was no longer secured. My mom said it just randomly happened. Tried to log-on to my modem and add a security but it wouldn't let me in. Called the support line posted on cisco's (my modem company) website. I went through a very similar process that was explained by this guy but on my mac. He showed me the console and the error messages gained control of my computer, etc, etc. charged me around $170 to resecure the network and wipe the viruses of the 4 macs that were connected to the modem. TL;DR - Did i get scammed by Cisco? "
"technology"
"t5_2qh16"
"c6hlkqq"
"Question: I'm a Canadian and came home from university to find our internet connection was no longer secured. My mom said it just randomly happened. Tried to log-on to my modem and add a security but it wouldn't let me in. Called the support line posted on cisco's (my modem company) website. I went through a very similar process that was explained by this guy but on my mac. He showed me the console and the error messages gained control of my computer, etc, etc. charged me around $170 to resecure the network and wipe the viruses of the 4 macs that were connected to the modem."
"Did i get scammed by Cisco?"
"Molkin"
"I got a few of these calls a few months ago. One time when I had nothing better to do, I played along. When he said the errors were caused by viruses, I told him that I knew about the viruses and I liked them. He said they were bad viruses, and he wanted to help me remove them. I explained that I didn't want to remove them, because they are my pets, and I want them to grow up big and strong. My goal was to train them and enter into the Johto Virus Battle Championship. He got angry, told me I was wasting his time and hung up. TL;DR: I told a scammer that computer viruses are my pets, and I raise them like pokemon."
"I got a few of these calls a few months ago. One time when I had nothing better to do, I played along. When he said the errors were caused by viruses, I told him that I knew about the viruses and I liked them. He said they were bad viruses, and he wanted to help me remove them. I explained that I didn't want to remove them, because they are my pets, and I want them to grow up big and strong. My goal was to train them and enter into the Johto Virus Battle Championship. He got angry, told me I was wasting his time and hung up. TL;DR: I told a scammer that computer viruses are my pets, and I raise them like pokemon. "
"technology"
"t5_2qh16"
"c6honxu"
"I got a few of these calls a few months ago. One time when I had nothing better to do, I played along. When he said the errors were caused by viruses, I told him that I knew about the viruses and I liked them. He said they were bad viruses, and he wanted to help me remove them. I explained that I didn't want to remove them, because they are my pets, and I want them to grow up big and strong. My goal was to train them and enter into the Johto Virus Battle Championship. He got angry, told me I was wasting his time and hung up."
"I told a scammer that computer viruses are my pets, and I raise them like pokemon."
"bowdo"
"I did this exact thing when they called me - I was bored and had played around for about 45 minutes. Originally he had got me to the eventviewer by spelling it out, e for egg, v for vision etc. I started having 'issues' and started spellling out the errors to him - f for foxtrot, u for uniform, c for charlie etc. I told him to suck my dick, eat my ass in the same way before he passed me off to his manager. His manager hung up fairly quickly. The kicker? The first guy who was too thick to pick up on what i was doing FUCKING CALLED BACK TO ABUSE ME! I shit you not. I remained calm and told him how much fun I had with him, he asked me to suck his dick, I said I'd love that because he sounds like a pretty boy. He was fucking furious, it was beautiful. I love the nerve of the asshole, calling back a potential target for wasting his precious time. TL;DR scammer calls back to abuse me for wasting his time "
"I did this exact thing when they called me - I was bored and had played around for about 45 minutes. Originally he had got me to the eventviewer by spelling it out, e for egg, v for vision etc. I started having 'issues' and started spellling out the errors to him - f for foxtrot, u for uniform, c for charlie etc. I told him to suck my dick, eat my ass in the same way before he passed me off to his manager. His manager hung up fairly quickly. The kicker? The first guy who was too thick to pick up on what i was doing FUCKING CALLED BACK TO ABUSE ME! I shit you not. I remained calm and told him how much fun I had with him, he asked me to suck his dick, I said I'd love that because he sounds like a pretty boy. He was fucking furious, it was beautiful. I love the nerve of the asshole, calling back a potential target for wasting his precious time. TL;DR scammer calls back to abuse me for wasting his time "
"technology"
"t5_2qh16"
"c6hrm48"
"I did this exact thing when they called me - I was bored and had played around for about 45 minutes. Originally he had got me to the eventviewer by spelling it out, e for egg, v for vision etc. I started having 'issues' and started spellling out the errors to him - f for foxtrot, u for uniform, c for charlie etc. I told him to suck my dick, eat my ass in the same way before he passed me off to his manager. His manager hung up fairly quickly. The kicker? The first guy who was too thick to pick up on what i was doing FUCKING CALLED BACK TO ABUSE ME! I shit you not. I remained calm and told him how much fun I had with him, he asked me to suck his dick, I said I'd love that because he sounds like a pretty boy. He was fucking furious, it was beautiful. I love the nerve of the asshole, calling back a potential target for wasting his precious time."
"scammer calls back to abuse me for wasting his time"
"Don_Zardeone"
"14 years experience here. It's not about what you do, it is how you do it. Many guilds base themselves on what they do instead of how they do it. Example: You want to do PvP. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of guilds out there that do PvP. That is -what- you do. Now -how- do you do it? Figure that out and keep it as your guild signature. If the -how- is that you train your members, teach them, have set trainers, accept complete newbies and show them the ropes using training sessions. Then that is how you do it, how you get the team together, how you keep the team ready for battle etc. Some people will like this and join up with you and stay with you because of that. Others will not like this and leave and join someone else. Those might join, for example, a guild where there is no training, no newbies are accepted and everyone plays at around the same level and the leader curses and yells at the members when they do something wrong, calling it tough love. Some members will leave because of this and join the first guild, others will like the bootcamp style ordering around stay in this guild. Both are pvp guilds. Another example for the pvp guild would be the seemingly random BYOB guild that focuses heavily on activity. Something is -always- happening. The BYOB nature of the guild means new techniques may be discovered but it also means it will lose a lot of matches because.. BYOB. (Bring Your Own Build) Another (probably better) explanation of what I mean with "how" is.. How do you handle internal conflicts? They -will- happen. My guild, The Order of the Black Lion investigates conflicts by taking everyone separate. We have a set procedure for that. Other guilds put all parties together and work it out by talking. We separate and work it out based on facts we get. We then do psychological mumbojumbo and fix stuff. Some guilds trust the older member over the newer member or trust higher ranked officers over lower ranked members. That works too. Not sure if it works well, but it works. I'm biased towards keeping everyone same level. Oh and regarding officers... This too is all about the -how- and the personality and signature of your guild. How do you pick officers? What are your officers for? Some guilds give officer positions to the first 10 members who join. I've never joined or had any dealing with those types of guilds so I don't know how effective that is (ahem). Other guilds have the officers be personal friends of the guild leader. It makes sense for the leader to make his friends officers because he knows them and can "trust" them. But not everyone who is a friend is a good officer. In my guild, officer positions are temporary job-like positions given to people who do the thing we expect the officer to do anyway or are capable of doing it. Some guilds have their officers be long time members or members who are good at what they do etc. Another thing: the leader. What you do is PvP. How you manage stuff, how you do things is what defines what the guild is like. Change the leader to someone else and the guild changes fundamentally. The leader is the foundation. You set the identity, you set what the guild does. Members will come and go but the ones who identify with your guild are the ones who will stay, the ones who don't, will leave. And that is ok. Because of this, you are the guardian, the one who safeguards the guild, the one who leads its progression. Basically the one who leads. Obviously. If the guild changes into a direction your core member don't identify with or don't feel part of, you lose those members. You will get new ones but it won't be the same. What I mean is that when you set the identity, you also have to keep it, uphold it, etc. That's stability. **TL;DR**: Get an identity/philosophy and hold it"
"14 years experience here. It's not about what you do, it is how you do it. Many guilds base themselves on what they do instead of how they do it. Example: You want to do PvP. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of guilds out there that do PvP. That is -what- you do. Now -how- do you do it? Figure that out and keep it as your guild signature. If the -how- is that you train your members, teach them, have set trainers, accept complete newbies and show them the ropes using training sessions. Then that is how you do it, how you get the team together, how you keep the team ready for battle etc. Some people will like this and join up with you and stay with you because of that. Others will not like this and leave and join someone else. Those might join, for example, a guild where there is no training, no newbies are accepted and everyone plays at around the same level and the leader curses and yells at the members when they do something wrong, calling it tough love. Some members will leave because of this and join the first guild, others will like the bootcamp style ordering around stay in this guild. Both are pvp guilds. Another example for the pvp guild would be the seemingly random BYOB guild that focuses heavily on activity. Something is -always- happening. The BYOB nature of the guild means new techniques may be discovered but it also means it will lose a lot of matches because.. BYOB. (Bring Your Own Build) Another (probably better) explanation of what I mean with "how" is.. How do you handle internal conflicts? They -will- happen. My guild, The Order of the Black Lion investigates conflicts by taking everyone separate. We have a set procedure for that. Other guilds put all parties together and work it out by talking. We separate and work it out based on facts we get. We then do psychological mumbojumbo and fix stuff. Some guilds trust the older member over the newer member or trust higher ranked officers over lower ranked members. That works too. Not sure if it works well, but it works. I'm biased towards keeping everyone same level. Oh and regarding officers... This too is all about the -how- and the personality and signature of your guild. How do you pick officers? What are your officers for? Some guilds give officer positions to the first 10 members who join. I've never joined or had any dealing with those types of guilds so I don't know how effective that is (ahem). Other guilds have the officers be personal friends of the guild leader. It makes sense for the leader to make his friends officers because he knows them and can "trust" them. But not everyone who is a friend is a good officer. In my guild, officer positions are temporary job-like positions given to people who do the thing we expect the officer to do anyway or are capable of doing it. Some guilds have their officers be long time members or members who are good at what they do etc. Another thing: the leader. What you do is PvP. How you manage stuff, how you do things is what defines what the guild is like. Change the leader to someone else and the guild changes fundamentally. The leader is the foundation. You set the identity, you set what the guild does. Members will come and go but the ones who identify with your guild are the ones who will stay, the ones who don't, will leave. And that is ok. Because of this, you are the guardian, the one who safeguards the guild, the one who leads its progression. Basically the one who leads. Obviously. If the guild changes into a direction your core member don't identify with or don't feel part of, you lose those members. You will get new ones but it won't be the same. What I mean is that when you set the identity, you also have to keep it, uphold it, etc. That's stability. TL;DR : Get an identity/philosophy and hold it "
"Guildwars2"
"t5_2r9po"
"c6hj58d"
"14 years experience here. It's not about what you do, it is how you do it. Many guilds base themselves on what they do instead of how they do it. Example: You want to do PvP. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of guilds out there that do PvP. That is -what- you do. Now -how- do you do it? Figure that out and keep it as your guild signature. If the -how- is that you train your members, teach them, have set trainers, accept complete newbies and show them the ropes using training sessions. Then that is how you do it, how you get the team together, how you keep the team ready for battle etc. Some people will like this and join up with you and stay with you because of that. Others will not like this and leave and join someone else. Those might join, for example, a guild where there is no training, no newbies are accepted and everyone plays at around the same level and the leader curses and yells at the members when they do something wrong, calling it tough love. Some members will leave because of this and join the first guild, others will like the bootcamp style ordering around stay in this guild. Both are pvp guilds. Another example for the pvp guild would be the seemingly random BYOB guild that focuses heavily on activity. Something is -always- happening. The BYOB nature of the guild means new techniques may be discovered but it also means it will lose a lot of matches because.. BYOB. (Bring Your Own Build) Another (probably better) explanation of what I mean with "how" is.. How do you handle internal conflicts? They -will- happen. My guild, The Order of the Black Lion investigates conflicts by taking everyone separate. We have a set procedure for that. Other guilds put all parties together and work it out by talking. We separate and work it out based on facts we get. We then do psychological mumbojumbo and fix stuff. Some guilds trust the older member over the newer member or trust higher ranked officers over lower ranked members. That works too. Not sure if it works well, but it works. I'm biased towards keeping everyone same level. Oh and regarding officers... This too is all about the -how- and the personality and signature of your guild. How do you pick officers? What are your officers for? Some guilds give officer positions to the first 10 members who join. I've never joined or had any dealing with those types of guilds so I don't know how effective that is (ahem). Other guilds have the officers be personal friends of the guild leader. It makes sense for the leader to make his friends officers because he knows them and can "trust" them. But not everyone who is a friend is a good officer. In my guild, officer positions are temporary job-like positions given to people who do the thing we expect the officer to do anyway or are capable of doing it. Some guilds have their officers be long time members or members who are good at what they do etc. Another thing: the leader. What you do is PvP. How you manage stuff, how you do things is what defines what the guild is like. Change the leader to someone else and the guild changes fundamentally. The leader is the foundation. You set the identity, you set what the guild does. Members will come and go but the ones who identify with your guild are the ones who will stay, the ones who don't, will leave. And that is ok. Because of this, you are the guardian, the one who safeguards the guild, the one who leads its progression. Basically the one who leads. Obviously. If the guild changes into a direction your core member don't identify with or don't feel part of, you lose those members. You will get new ones but it won't be the same. What I mean is that when you set the identity, you also have to keep it, uphold it, etc. That's stability."
"Get an identity/philosophy and hold it"
"Occamsrazor1"
"Every basic ecology class teaches this. The idea situation would be to harvest and maintain the population when they are at K/2 (half the carrying capacity). This would mean they are experiencing the highest rate of increase. If you keep a population very low (which is usually as, as seen in this article), there will be an large number of small or juvenile fish that aren't participating in reproduction, and there is also a chance of local extinction. Additionally, if you keep the population high (although this never really happens), the rate of increase is greatly reduced due to the population being close to it's carrying capacity - basically wasting potential fish. TL;DR We need to stop being such selfish bastards"
"Every basic ecology class teaches this. The idea situation would be to harvest and maintain the population when they are at K/2 (half the carrying capacity). This would mean they are experiencing the highest rate of increase. If you keep a population very low (which is usually as, as seen in this article), there will be an large number of small or juvenile fish that aren't participating in reproduction, and there is also a chance of local extinction. Additionally, if you keep the population high (although this never really happens), the rate of increase is greatly reduced due to the population being close to it's carrying capacity - basically wasting potential fish. TL;DR We need to stop being such selfish bastards "
"science"
"t5_mouw"
"c6hj5o3"
"Every basic ecology class teaches this. The idea situation would be to harvest and maintain the population when they are at K/2 (half the carrying capacity). This would mean they are experiencing the highest rate of increase. If you keep a population very low (which is usually as, as seen in this article), there will be an large number of small or juvenile fish that aren't participating in reproduction, and there is also a chance of local extinction. Additionally, if you keep the population high (although this never really happens), the rate of increase is greatly reduced due to the population being close to it's carrying capacity - basically wasting potential fish."
"We need to stop being such selfish bastards"
"Suddenfury"
"i was thinking about exactly this just yesterday and my thought was, how is it even possible that we are out-fishing the seas? i'm not doubting it's happening just that there is enough food for everyone (if evenly distributed) and we are not over-harvesting our crops or over-slaughtering our cattle. there might be cases of over-hunting but that is usually not for food. why is there so few fish-farms? 70% of earth is water, and no one lives there! super much room for farms. of course there is some engineering and ecologic difficulties but really, we went to the moon 50 years ago! today we have robots that can learn and are able to see peoples thoughts, we built a 828 meter high tower. surely we should be able to build fishfarms. this should have been happening long ago, i feel traditions and conservationism is to blame here. TL;DR: why are the fishfarm industry so small scale?"
"i was thinking about exactly this just yesterday and my thought was, how is it even possible that we are out-fishing the seas? i'm not doubting it's happening just that there is enough food for everyone (if evenly distributed) and we are not over-harvesting our crops or over-slaughtering our cattle. there might be cases of over-hunting but that is usually not for food. why is there so few fish-farms? 70% of earth is water, and no one lives there! super much room for farms. of course there is some engineering and ecologic difficulties but really, we went to the moon 50 years ago! today we have robots that can learn and are able to see peoples thoughts, we built a 828 meter high tower. surely we should be able to build fishfarms. this should have been happening long ago, i feel traditions and conservationism is to blame here. TL;DR: why are the fishfarm industry so small scale? "
"science"
"t5_mouw"
"c6hml12"
"i was thinking about exactly this just yesterday and my thought was, how is it even possible that we are out-fishing the seas? i'm not doubting it's happening just that there is enough food for everyone (if evenly distributed) and we are not over-harvesting our crops or over-slaughtering our cattle. there might be cases of over-hunting but that is usually not for food. why is there so few fish-farms? 70% of earth is water, and no one lives there! super much room for farms. of course there is some engineering and ecologic difficulties but really, we went to the moon 50 years ago! today we have robots that can learn and are able to see peoples thoughts, we built a 828 meter high tower. surely we should be able to build fishfarms. this should have been happening long ago, i feel traditions and conservationism is to blame here."
"why are the fishfarm industry so small scale?"
"zrunner9"
"at first i thought this post was a joke, i read 100mi as 22min 35 seconds...then i thought about it. tldr i'm stupid sometimes"
"at first i thought this post was a joke, i read 100mi as 22min 35 seconds...then i thought about it. tldr i'm stupid sometimes "
"running"
"t5_2qlit"
"c6hqaou"
"at first i thought this post was a joke, i read 100mi as 22min 35 seconds...then i thought about it."
"i'm stupid sometimes"
"pandasaurusrex"
"Eh. The problem is with circulation. Smoking causes your vessels to constrict, which reduces blood flow to the area, which reduces your body's ability to heal. So yeah, the nicotine may reduce your stress, but it also DRASTICALLY reduces your body's ability to heal. tl;dr Please stop smoking?"
"Eh. The problem is with circulation. Smoking causes your vessels to constrict, which reduces blood flow to the area, which reduces your body's ability to heal. So yeah, the nicotine may reduce your stress, but it also DRASTICALLY reduces your body's ability to heal. tl;dr Please stop smoking? "
"WTF"
"t5_2qh61"
"c6htvxh"
"Eh. The problem is with circulation. Smoking causes your vessels to constrict, which reduces blood flow to the area, which reduces your body's ability to heal. So yeah, the nicotine may reduce your stress, but it also DRASTICALLY reduces your body's ability to heal."
"Please stop smoking?"
"Spanky4321"
"Well, lets see. I got tormented every morning in PE by some skank (who we'll call Jenny) who "Just didn't like me" She proceeded to try to make me her "bitch" (give her my things to "borrow", tell me to do things for her) and after I refused, proceeded to convince people that I was talking shit about them. Now considering she was fairly well known, she managed to turn a lot of people against me. Including this huge broad that I barely knew (who I'll call Kelly). One thing leads to another and Kelly, who is HUGE, wants to fight me. Kelly threatens to stab me, gathers a hoard of people to jump me, and approaches me in a passing period. My friend who was with me, who also knew Kelly, tried to talk to her, and explain that she was being lied to, but Kelly's trailer trash cousin hit my buddy and they got into it before any actually discussion took place. In the end we all got suspended; Me, my buddy, Jenny, Kelly, and her crazy cousin. I ended up changing schools. My mom thought it was ludicrous that I was suspended for literally not doing anything, and its turned out to be the best decision we've ever made. And Kelly's cousin went to juvie right after! And then to jail! Glad she's doing well for herself. TL;DR - Bitches are crazy and high school sucks for pretty much everyone. "
"Well, lets see. I got tormented every morning in PE by some skank (who we'll call Jenny) who "Just didn't like me" She proceeded to try to make me her "bitch" (give her my things to "borrow", tell me to do things for her) and after I refused, proceeded to convince people that I was talking shit about them. Now considering she was fairly well known, she managed to turn a lot of people against me. Including this huge broad that I barely knew (who I'll call Kelly). One thing leads to another and Kelly, who is HUGE, wants to fight me. Kelly threatens to stab me, gathers a hoard of people to jump me, and approaches me in a passing period. My friend who was with me, who also knew Kelly, tried to talk to her, and explain that she was being lied to, but Kelly's trailer trash cousin hit my buddy and they got into it before any actually discussion took place. In the end we all got suspended; Me, my buddy, Jenny, Kelly, and her crazy cousin. I ended up changing schools. My mom thought it was ludicrous that I was suspended for literally not doing anything, and its turned out to be the best decision we've ever made. And Kelly's cousin went to juvie right after! And then to jail! Glad she's doing well for herself. TL;DR - Bitches are crazy and high school sucks for pretty much everyone. "
"AskReddit"
"t5_2qh1i"
"c6hsgsp"
"Well, lets see. I got tormented every morning in PE by some skank (who we'll call Jenny) who "Just didn't like me" She proceeded to try to make me her "bitch" (give her my things to "borrow", tell me to do things for her) and after I refused, proceeded to convince people that I was talking shit about them. Now considering she was fairly well known, she managed to turn a lot of people against me. Including this huge broad that I barely knew (who I'll call Kelly). One thing leads to another and Kelly, who is HUGE, wants to fight me. Kelly threatens to stab me, gathers a hoard of people to jump me, and approaches me in a passing period. My friend who was with me, who also knew Kelly, tried to talk to her, and explain that she was being lied to, but Kelly's trailer trash cousin hit my buddy and they got into it before any actually discussion took place. In the end we all got suspended; Me, my buddy, Jenny, Kelly, and her crazy cousin. I ended up changing schools. My mom thought it was ludicrous that I was suspended for literally not doing anything, and its turned out to be the best decision we've ever made. And Kelly's cousin went to juvie right after! And then to jail! Glad she's doing well for herself."
"Bitches are crazy and high school sucks for pretty much everyone."
"_pupil_"
"On the face of it, yeah, 700 grams is a lot. But I don't think it's necessarily as bad as you might think. In fact, if you're offended by drug related crime, you should probably be in favor of casual users stock piling around that much... See, if you smoke on the regular, that much weed is still going to run out. You're not going to use 700 grams all at once, so that volume has to be judged by consumption rate and accessibility of resupply. That resin might be his absolute primo stash that he dips into on rare occasion, and if he can only resupply every 3 years.... Basically, for some smokers (all day, erry day, amiright?), 700 grams can be 'just enough' and then they are totally satisfied in terms of drug transactions for a long while. Which brings me back to crime: since we can't keep even drugs out of super max prisons, let's work under the assumption that people are still going to be able to score on occasion. Do we want lots of drug transactions with lots of hard to prosecute interactions, easy cash flow, and low costs of entry to the market combined with high investigatory costs? Or do we want an industry that requires deep pockets to play around in (providing legal surface area and related assets), is continually dealing in significant volumes (minimizing the number of players), and with a minimum number of targets to legislate, investigate, and regulate all while having a more predictable supply to minimize market opportunity to new entrants? Smokers going out and scoring here and there keeps the drug war broad and wide, and punishes responsible users who get hit with disproportionate penalties for living their lives in a more law abiding manner. And the only upside is more drug dealers who exist in an easier, more profitable, market. Home or regional growers supplying large volumes of nationally grown weed to residential users for personal use (through the mail for example), would be indistinguishable from our current drug *use* situation, but would give us a fighting chance to eliminate the violent crime aspect of prohibition. It also provides a reasonable framework for full taxation and national price competition (putting unsustainable cost pressure on illegal dealers), and can even be extended (through NAFTA), to deny *billions* of dollars every year to central and south american crime syndicates. tl;dr: middle aged white dudes who aren't sketching around in back alleys but blaze like a motherfucker when they come back from the office are gonna be prone to stockpile. And that helps keep the suburbs lookin like suburbs, and the ghetto still and always the place to score a dime bag... "
"On the face of it, yeah, 700 grams is a lot. But I don't think it's necessarily as bad as you might think. In fact, if you're offended by drug related crime, you should probably be in favor of casual users stock piling around that much... See, if you smoke on the regular, that much weed is still going to run out. You're not going to use 700 grams all at once, so that volume has to be judged by consumption rate and accessibility of resupply. That resin might be his absolute primo stash that he dips into on rare occasion, and if he can only resupply every 3 years.... Basically, for some smokers (all day, erry day, amiright?), 700 grams can be 'just enough' and then they are totally satisfied in terms of drug transactions for a long while. Which brings me back to crime: since we can't keep even drugs out of super max prisons, let's work under the assumption that people are still going to be able to score on occasion. Do we want lots of drug transactions with lots of hard to prosecute interactions, easy cash flow, and low costs of entry to the market combined with high investigatory costs? Or do we want an industry that requires deep pockets to play around in (providing legal surface area and related assets), is continually dealing in significant volumes (minimizing the number of players), and with a minimum number of targets to legislate, investigate, and regulate all while having a more predictable supply to minimize market opportunity to new entrants? Smokers going out and scoring here and there keeps the drug war broad and wide, and punishes responsible users who get hit with disproportionate penalties for living their lives in a more law abiding manner. And the only upside is more drug dealers who exist in an easier, more profitable, market. Home or regional growers supplying large volumes of nationally grown weed to residential users for personal use (through the mail for example), would be indistinguishable from our current drug use situation, but would give us a fighting chance to eliminate the violent crime aspect of prohibition. It also provides a reasonable framework for full taxation and national price competition (putting unsustainable cost pressure on illegal dealers), and can even be extended (through NAFTA), to deny billions of dollars every year to central and south american crime syndicates. tl;dr: middle aged white dudes who aren't sketching around in back alleys but blaze like a motherfucker when they come back from the office are gonna be prone to stockpile. And that helps keep the suburbs lookin like suburbs, and the ghetto still and always the place to score a dime bag... "
"worldnews"
"t5_2qh13"
"c6hy9sx"
"On the face of it, yeah, 700 grams is a lot. But I don't think it's necessarily as bad as you might think. In fact, if you're offended by drug related crime, you should probably be in favor of casual users stock piling around that much... See, if you smoke on the regular, that much weed is still going to run out. You're not going to use 700 grams all at once, so that volume has to be judged by consumption rate and accessibility of resupply. That resin might be his absolute primo stash that he dips into on rare occasion, and if he can only resupply every 3 years.... Basically, for some smokers (all day, erry day, amiright?), 700 grams can be 'just enough' and then they are totally satisfied in terms of drug transactions for a long while. Which brings me back to crime: since we can't keep even drugs out of super max prisons, let's work under the assumption that people are still going to be able to score on occasion. Do we want lots of drug transactions with lots of hard to prosecute interactions, easy cash flow, and low costs of entry to the market combined with high investigatory costs? Or do we want an industry that requires deep pockets to play around in (providing legal surface area and related assets), is continually dealing in significant volumes (minimizing the number of players), and with a minimum number of targets to legislate, investigate, and regulate all while having a more predictable supply to minimize market opportunity to new entrants? Smokers going out and scoring here and there keeps the drug war broad and wide, and punishes responsible users who get hit with disproportionate penalties for living their lives in a more law abiding manner. And the only upside is more drug dealers who exist in an easier, more profitable, market. Home or regional growers supplying large volumes of nationally grown weed to residential users for personal use (through the mail for example), would be indistinguishable from our current drug use situation, but would give us a fighting chance to eliminate the violent crime aspect of prohibition. It also provides a reasonable framework for full taxation and national price competition (putting unsustainable cost pressure on illegal dealers), and can even be extended (through NAFTA), to deny billions of dollars every year to central and south american crime syndicates."
"middle aged white dudes who aren't sketching around in back alleys but blaze like a motherfucker when they come back from the office are gonna be prone to stockpile. And that helps keep the suburbs lookin like suburbs, and the ghetto still and always the place to score a dime bag..."
"ben12390"
"During the Abbey Road recording sessions, a number of basses were used. It's believed Paul switched between his Hofner, Rick, and a Jazz during the recording sessions. Even Harrison used his Fender Bass IV on a couple tracks (Golden Slumbers, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, and Carry That Weight. IIRC). Though during the time when they put down Come Together, it was believed that he had the refinished Ric with him. Paul's tone was a variety of things, but most of all it was a high quality tube studio compressor he used extensively. Get some flat wounds, or roll the treble/tone all the way off, and play with either pick or fingers to get the sound right. and just tweak. trust your ears. the tone is in your fingers ANYWAY, sorry for the rant. TL;DR Get a compressor and flatwounds and practice."
"During the Abbey Road recording sessions, a number of basses were used. It's believed Paul switched between his Hofner, Rick, and a Jazz during the recording sessions. Even Harrison used his Fender Bass IV on a couple tracks (Golden Slumbers, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, and Carry That Weight. IIRC). Though during the time when they put down Come Together, it was believed that he had the refinished Ric with him. Paul's tone was a variety of things, but most of all it was a high quality tube studio compressor he used extensively. Get some flat wounds, or roll the treble/tone all the way off, and play with either pick or fingers to get the sound right. and just tweak. trust your ears. the tone is in your fingers ANYWAY, sorry for the rant. TL;DR Get a compressor and flatwounds and practice. "
"Bass"
"t5_2qpc3"
"c6htz0i"
"During the Abbey Road recording sessions, a number of basses were used. It's believed Paul switched between his Hofner, Rick, and a Jazz during the recording sessions. Even Harrison used his Fender Bass IV on a couple tracks (Golden Slumbers, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, and Carry That Weight. IIRC). Though during the time when they put down Come Together, it was believed that he had the refinished Ric with him. Paul's tone was a variety of things, but most of all it was a high quality tube studio compressor he used extensively. Get some flat wounds, or roll the treble/tone all the way off, and play with either pick or fingers to get the sound right. and just tweak. trust your ears. the tone is in your fingers ANYWAY, sorry for the rant."
"Get a compressor and flatwounds and practice."
"Inevpatoria"
"I've found that low-class mobs, Centurions and Marauders most notably, seem to stagger consistently when they're in the radius of the Singularity. The chip damage and the stagger provides time enough for me to get shots off with the Hurricane. This tactic is sufficient enough for me to deal with general enemies. But I agree to a point. The Singularity-Adept really can't bank on priming and detonating their own explosions. They *can* self-detonate, but it requires the player to operate within a terrifying and narrow margin of error. As a duder who isn't very good at video games, that's probably not a square deal. I love the new Singularity Adept much in the same way I like the Paladin. I'm now a de facto shield stripper. 200+ damage p/second isn't monumental on Gold, but that chip damage plus the overwhelming assault from a Hurricane slotted with Disruptor Ammo helps the Adept soften the front lines up. Shockwave can stagger pretty much everything, and Warp is there to really hurt the armored guys. Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but I always found the Human Adept to be dependent on other strong power users. Singularity wasn't useful in my playstyle before, but is easier to incorporate as a support-type now. **TL;DR -- I don't know that I agree or disagree but I think I want to cobble together some other perspectives before diving headlong into a conclusion.** "
"I've found that low-class mobs, Centurions and Marauders most notably, seem to stagger consistently when they're in the radius of the Singularity. The chip damage and the stagger provides time enough for me to get shots off with the Hurricane. This tactic is sufficient enough for me to deal with general enemies. But I agree to a point. The Singularity-Adept really can't bank on priming and detonating their own explosions. They can self-detonate, but it requires the player to operate within a terrifying and narrow margin of error. As a duder who isn't very good at video games, that's probably not a square deal. I love the new Singularity Adept much in the same way I like the Paladin. I'm now a de facto shield stripper. 200+ damage p/second isn't monumental on Gold, but that chip damage plus the overwhelming assault from a Hurricane slotted with Disruptor Ammo helps the Adept soften the front lines up. Shockwave can stagger pretty much everything, and Warp is there to really hurt the armored guys. Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but I always found the Human Adept to be dependent on other strong power users. Singularity wasn't useful in my playstyle before, but is easier to incorporate as a support-type now. TL;DR -- I don't know that I agree or disagree but I think I want to cobble together some other perspectives before diving headlong into a conclusion. "
"MECoOp"
"t5_2tkk1"
"c6huegi"
"I've found that low-class mobs, Centurions and Marauders most notably, seem to stagger consistently when they're in the radius of the Singularity. The chip damage and the stagger provides time enough for me to get shots off with the Hurricane. This tactic is sufficient enough for me to deal with general enemies. But I agree to a point. The Singularity-Adept really can't bank on priming and detonating their own explosions. They can self-detonate, but it requires the player to operate within a terrifying and narrow margin of error. As a duder who isn't very good at video games, that's probably not a square deal. I love the new Singularity Adept much in the same way I like the Paladin. I'm now a de facto shield stripper. 200+ damage p/second isn't monumental on Gold, but that chip damage plus the overwhelming assault from a Hurricane slotted with Disruptor Ammo helps the Adept soften the front lines up. Shockwave can stagger pretty much everything, and Warp is there to really hurt the armored guys. Maybe I'm in the minority on this, but I always found the Human Adept to be dependent on other strong power users. Singularity wasn't useful in my playstyle before, but is easier to incorporate as a support-type now."
"I don't know that I agree or disagree but I think I want to cobble together some other perspectives before diving headlong into a conclusion."
"Dr_Bullschnitt"
"Last NAGA one of my teammates went to Philly and won two belts and a silver medal. He doesn't really talk about it. Just rolls and shit-talks (in good fun). That's pretty much an exemplification my school's atmosphere. I can't imagine the kind of atmosphere you're describing. If someone gets caught, they tap, laugh, and roll again. TL;DR What you've described is a cancerous, anal-cyst of a training environment. Find a more chill school, if you can."
"Last NAGA one of my teammates went to Philly and won two belts and a silver medal. He doesn't really talk about it. Just rolls and shit-talks (in good fun). That's pretty much an exemplification my school's atmosphere. I can't imagine the kind of atmosphere you're describing. If someone gets caught, they tap, laugh, and roll again. TL;DR What you've described is a cancerous, anal-cyst of a training environment. Find a more chill school, if you can. "
"bjj"
"t5_2qn02"
"c6i1vtk"
"Last NAGA one of my teammates went to Philly and won two belts and a silver medal. He doesn't really talk about it. Just rolls and shit-talks (in good fun). That's pretty much an exemplification my school's atmosphere. I can't imagine the kind of atmosphere you're describing. If someone gets caught, they tap, laugh, and roll again."
"What you've described is a cancerous, anal-cyst of a training environment. Find a more chill school, if you can."
"masasin"
"I am in mechatronics too. Graduating in a few months. It is an awesome program, and you do learn a lot. While it is kind of competitive, we are a very cohesive bunch (together from start to finish) and as such, we try to help each other as much as possible. The amount of cooperation I have seen is really heartwarming. In addition, we learn a lot, but we don't go very much in depth. Last term, for example, I had my first mechanical design job. I hadn't learned much regarding nuts, screws, and washers. The senior engineer at the company explained, though, and thanks to the background we had gotten, I understood it really well. Full responsibility was handed over to me for about three weeks. You will probably be biased to one subject or the other, but you will learn how everything else is connected. If it is for you, you will really love it. Why do you want to go into tron? tl;dr I think tron is awesome, but it depends on who you are. Why are you considering it? "
"I am in mechatronics too. Graduating in a few months. It is an awesome program, and you do learn a lot. While it is kind of competitive, we are a very cohesive bunch (together from start to finish) and as such, we try to help each other as much as possible. The amount of cooperation I have seen is really heartwarming. In addition, we learn a lot, but we don't go very much in depth. Last term, for example, I had my first mechanical design job. I hadn't learned much regarding nuts, screws, and washers. The senior engineer at the company explained, though, and thanks to the background we had gotten, I understood it really well. Full responsibility was handed over to me for about three weeks. You will probably be biased to one subject or the other, but you will learn how everything else is connected. If it is for you, you will really love it. Why do you want to go into tron? tl;dr I think tron is awesome, but it depends on who you are. Why are you considering it? "
"uwaterloo"
"t5_2rb5s"
"c6ihj3b"
"I am in mechatronics too. Graduating in a few months. It is an awesome program, and you do learn a lot. While it is kind of competitive, we are a very cohesive bunch (together from start to finish) and as such, we try to help each other as much as possible. The amount of cooperation I have seen is really heartwarming. In addition, we learn a lot, but we don't go very much in depth. Last term, for example, I had my first mechanical design job. I hadn't learned much regarding nuts, screws, and washers. The senior engineer at the company explained, though, and thanks to the background we had gotten, I understood it really well. Full responsibility was handed over to me for about three weeks. You will probably be biased to one subject or the other, but you will learn how everything else is connected. If it is for you, you will really love it. Why do you want to go into tron?"
"I think tron is awesome, but it depends on who you are. Why are you considering it?"
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Dataset Card for Reddit Webis-TLDR-17

Dataset Summary

This corpus contains preprocessed posts from the Reddit dataset (Webis-TLDR-17). The dataset consists of 3,848,330 posts with an average length of 270 words for content, and 28 words for the summary.

Features includes strings: author, body, normalizedBody, content, summary, subreddit, subreddit_id. Content is used as document and summary is used as summary.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

Summarization (abstractive)

Known ROUGE scores achieved for the Webis-TLDR-17:

Model ROUGE-1 ROUGE-2 ROUGE-L Paper/Source
Transformer + Copy (Gehrmann et al., 2019) 22 6 17 Generating Summaries with Finetuned Language Models
Unified VAE + PGN (Choi et al., 2019) 19 4 15 VAE-PGN based Abstractive Model in Multi-stage Architecture for Text Summarization

(Source: https://github.com/sebastianruder/NLP-progress/blob/master/english/summarization.md)

Languages

English

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

default

  • Size of downloaded dataset files: 2996.31 MB
  • Size of the generated dataset: 18063.11 MB
  • Total amount of disk used: 21059.41 MB

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

{
    "author": "me",
    "body": "<>",
    "content": "input document.",
    "id": "1",
    "normalizedBody": "",
    "subreddit": "machinelearning",
    "subreddit_id": "2",
    "summary": "output summary."
}

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

default

  • author: a string feature.
  • body: a string feature.
  • normalizedBody: a string feature.
  • subreddit: a string feature.
  • subreddit_id: a string feature.
  • id: a string feature.
  • content: a string feature.
  • summary: a string feature.

Data Splits

name train
default 3848330

This corpus does not contain a separate test set. Thus it is up to the users to divide the corpus into appropriate training, validation and test sets.

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

In the scope of the task of absractive summarization the creators of the Webis-TLDR-17 propose mining social media for author-provided summaries and taking advantage of the common practice of appending a "TL;DR" to long posts. A large Reddit crawl was used to yield the Webis-TLDR-17 corpus. This dataset intends to complement the existing summarization corpora primarily from the news genre.

Source Data

Reddit subreddits posts (submissions & comments) containing "TL;DR" from 2006 to 2016. Multiple subreddits are included.

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

Initial data: a set of 286 million submissions and 1.6 billion comments posted to Reddit between 2006 and 2016. Then a five-step pipeline of consecutive filtering steps was applied.

Who are the source language producers?

The contents of the dataset are produced by human authors, bot-generated content was eliminated by filtering out all bot accounts with the help of an extensive list provided by the Reddit community, as well as manual inspection of cases where the user name contained the substring "bot."

Annotations

Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

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Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

This dataset has been created to serve as a source of large-scale summarization training data. It is primarily geared towards the automatic abstractive summarization task, that can be considered one of the most challenging variants of automatic summarization. It also aims to tackle the lack of genre diversity in the summarization datasets (most are news-related).

Discussion of Biases

More Information Needed

Other Known Limitations

Reddit users write TL;DRs with various intentions, such as providing a “true” summary, asking questions or for help, or forming judgments and conclusions. As noted in the paper introducing the dataset, although the first kind of TL;DR posts are most important for training summarization models, yet, the latter allow for various alternative summarization-related tasks.

Although filtering was performed abusive language maybe still be present.

Additional Information

Dataset Curators

Michael Völske, Martin Potthast, Shahbaz Syed, Benno Stein

Licensing Information

More Information Needed

Citation Information


@inproceedings{volske-etal-2017-tl,
    title = "{TL};{DR}: Mining {R}eddit to Learn Automatic Summarization",
    author = {V{"o}lske, Michael  and
      Potthast, Martin  and
      Syed, Shahbaz  and
      Stein, Benno},
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the Workshop on New Frontiers in Summarization",
    month = sep,
    year = "2017",
    address = "Copenhagen, Denmark",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W17-4508",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/W17-4508",
    pages = "59--63",
    abstract = "Recent advances in automatic text summarization have used deep neural networks to generate high-quality abstractive summaries, but the performance of these models strongly depends on large amounts of suitable training data. We propose a new method for mining social media for author-provided summaries, taking advantage of the common practice of appending a {``}TL;DR{''} to long posts. A case study using a large Reddit crawl yields the Webis-TLDR-17 dataset, complementing existing corpora primarily from the news genre. Our technique is likely applicable to other social media sites and general web crawls.",
}

Contributions

Thanks to @mariamabarham, @patrickvonplaten, @thomwolf for adding this dataset.

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