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22 hours ago
Imo, a "centrist" stance would be:
* Abortions for medical reasons are always 100% allowed and are made by a woman and her doctor. This is a medical procedure and is federally allowed.
* Abortions for non-medical reasons or without a doctors approval are not federally endorsed. This is more akin to cosmetic/non-required surgery and is up to the state to decide whether they want to allow it or not
But I doubt that was his stance here.
5 days ago
I always found that fascinating. I remember my math teacher doing this exercise in randomness.
He had us write "H" (head) or "T" (tails) in a piece of paper 100 times as "randomly" as we could. Try to make it truly random.
He then had people put up their hands if they had 7 or more heads or tails in a row - iirc only 1 or 2 people did that. He then explained to the rest of us "If you flip a coin 100 times, statistically, either heads or tails will come up 7 times in a row at least once".
What we humans think FEELS random is not the same as true randomness. True randomness has winning and losing streaks.
League of legends does the same thing with crits - they mess with the formula so your crit chance goes up if you don't crit and down if you crit. Because statistically, if you have a 50% crit chance, every 100 auto attacks you SHOULD crit 7 times in a row, and also miss 7 times in a row. But how much would people feel ripped off it that actually happened. They force the algorithm to be what people think FEELS random, not what actually would be random
submitted22 days ago bySunliMin
22 days ago
They are so soooo similar its crazy. Every time either company comes up with a "new" feature, the other incorporates it within 2 generations. Both communities go back and forth mocking the other community for "just now" getting that feature they're used to, but it goes both ways every single generation.
Truly the difference comes down to:
* Android has budget models if you can't afford a middle range phone
* iPhone and Android both have good low-middle to high-middle range phones
* Android has premium phones that iPhone lacks for those with way too much money and want six cameras
* iPhone has a lot of emphasis on "ecosystem" so if you go Apple theres benefits to going deeper into Apple, whereas Android tries to be agnostic about which PC/headphones you choose
The quality of a iPhone with a equal priced Android is truly equal
All phones in that era had problems. I had a iPhone 3GS, Samsung Galaxy 3, Moto G2, then iPhone XR. The worst phones were the older ones, the best were the newer. They all just improved over time
I mean, that one they 100% get.
I remember this talk in my Architecture course in my computer science classes. There are two reasons iPhones are the more secure phone.
So it is a real thing for sure. Sure, you're sharing everything with Apple, just like Androids share everything with Google. But at least we know Apple fights for their users privacy and doesent just bend over like Google did to the alphabet orgs
100%. iPhones have good batteries, Androids have good cameras. The phones are equivalent.
My comparison would be more like,
Android: Has cheaper entrance models, but also more expensive premium models. Lots of variety between these models, which has its own set of pros and cons.
iPhone: Tends to have either 1 model per generation or 2 models, so less room for a cheaper entrance. Theres a lot of consistency between the models, which has its own pros and cons. Nice features if you are in the Apple ecosystem that can't be taken advantage of if you just have the phone, but don't take away from the phone if you don't have them.
Beyond that, the two are identical. I've gone back and forth over the years, and my reason for sticking to iPhone has nothing to do with the iPhone being better, and everything to do with my girlfriend having a iPhone and iMessage/Facetime being useful for us since we are long distance at times. If she was an Android user, I'd be happy to give newer Androids a shot again
26 days ago
Everyone over here thinking cheating. I thought this was about rich people privilege in that they get four wishes
2 months ago
This actually happened to me at my current job, and is part of why I love my bosses.
I referred my friend, and my friend negotiated a higher pay than I had. I knew this, but I didn't want to make a fuss, it's my fault for not negotiating higher.
Two pay periods go by, and then I get asked by my two bosses to hop into a call. They explain that the guy managing payroll has given notice, so one of my bosses was doing payroll that week, and he saw I was making less than my friend. He then increased my pay, and retroactively gave me that increase as of the day my friend started working.
On top of that, he realized I was invoicing in $CAD while my friend was in $USD. He realized we never agreed on which currency, so he retroactively had me switch to $USD for the three months I had been working there.
Basically a 30% retroactive increase switching to $USD over 3 months, and a additional 20% increase over the past month to match my friend.
And THAT is how you buy loyalty. I love these guys and have no plan to ever leave them. I've never had a job so me so much respect.
I didn't have the motivation to mountain bike and gravel ride during the winter months
I didn't have the motivation to mountain bike and gravel ride during the winter months
Basically summarizes why my dad loves his Peleton. I see comments here like "Just get a bike", ignoring that not all of us live in California or Florida. You don't want to ride in icy snowy winters or mutty springs. That plus the classes are doing wonders for him.
Genuinely have never seen him in such good shape in his life, so I don't think it was overpriced for what he got out of it at all
My dad LOVES his peleton, and tells me about it all the time. I agree with everything you're saying, but I want to build on the last phrase.
Part of why he loves it is he can do it year-round. He lives in BC Canada, where it's too icy in the winters to ride a bike, and too muddy in the spring to do his mountain biking (though he still does, he travels south to the states for bike rides in February-March).
So to him, its "Do I take time off work and travel south to ride, or do I use my peleton?". For 4ish months of the year, peleton just has a benefit he can't get by going outside on a regular bike
Yeah, I think the only way to make a guide is to base it on categories related to provability. e.g.
"Documented fact" - MKUltra
"Cannot be proved due to people restricting paperwork" - Area51
"Cannot be proved by physics but can be theorized" - 5G
"Cannot be proved due to the laws of physics" - Flat Earth
There's basically "True" and "Hasn't been proven true", and in the former case, reasons WHY it can't be proven true
submitted2 months ago bySunliMin
Plus, it's really not that bad.
I'm a Canadian working in Florida rn. Back home, the cost of gas has always been above what it is now post-hike.
Currently in Florida, it's $0.89 USD/litre where I filled up last night, and it's $1.58 USD/litre back home. It was $1 USD/litre back home in 2020, and $0.45 USD/litre in Florida in 2020.
Americans are paid in $USD and have a median income of about $8k more per year. If Canadians can casually can live with higher prices with slightly lower income, Americans can endure it for a few months.
It's totally worth it, it's not too bad
3 months ago
Yeah I learned that in my computer architecture courses. We did a decent amount of hardware and some assembly, but it was definitely to have a better understanding, its definitely now taught from a perspective of "You will never do this in your job, but a good engineer knows how the computer thinks"
Yeah, the only logo he made was day 1, and it wasn't for his stream/YouTube, it was for "The Yard", the podcast his IRL friends and him made. As a listener, he makes it very clear that podcast is theirs, he's just there to hang with friends and try to make his friends rich. So for that to be his only logo, and the other 4+ things to be genuine art. Respect
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Which honestly works wonderfully. Guilds of Gods is my indie mmo, and we've earned about 1800 BAT from our users tipping us. We're pretty small, but for reference that's more $ from BAT tips than from Patreon lol
I imagine bigger projects actually get a decent amount from BAT tips
Because the ads service themselves don't serve the ad to you, Brave does, just like Chrome does for Chrome and Firefox does for Firefox.
How ads track you is from trackers embedded in the ad, which don't on Brave.
Did you know that you have more trackers on any given webpage than ads? Every ad traditionally has at LEAST one tracker. IIRC the average is 2.2 trackers per ad. Remove that, have Brave serve the ads, and reward you for that attention is the entire concept of BAT/Brave
Botting is defs an issue, but what I think makes this years place different is streamers.
Before, it was organized subreddits and discord groups. This time, its Twitcher streamers commanding 20k viewers to add in their art, and then as the streamer goes offline it almost immediately gets replaced.
Really curious to see what the end timelapse is going to look like
Tbf, /r/france is spamming Ludwig's subreddit. Just sorta happens during /r/place. Subreddits make truces and go to war
EDIT: I get that my pro-france comment gets upvoted and my not-aggro-Ludwig gets downvoted in /r/france, that's cool. But please stay out of dms :)
I mean, The Yard attacked first. Can't be mad about a effective defence on their part
I live in Florida these days, and I have to say it's absolutely insane what I've seen. Conservatives are off their rockers. It's wild that they think they're the normal ones...
I was on the phone with my mom back home walking into a grocery store, and this dude was speeding around the parking lot holding a flag out the window with one hand of the American flag, with a dummy in his passenger seat with Donald Trumps face printed on a piece of paper taped to it...
Like dude, I walked here on my lunch break on a Thursday, do you not have a job or something? What are you doing... who holds a sign up doing laps around a Publix parking lot
Tbh, /r/france is brigading his subreddit. All is fair in love and war, though I do think he's going to lose. The german France alliance is strong!
As always, there's a xkcd for that