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Sep 6
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I would like to add a niche perspective - if you are a STEM student, you should expect that large pockets of the software for your desired field are still highly dependent on Windows, so you should consider acquiring plenty of familiarity with it, even if you prefer macOS for your personal use. Read more

Aug 23
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I would totally watch a series on defunct toys. Especially toys that would be considered bizarre or dangerous by today’s standards.
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Aug 23
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Same here. I have had so little true enjoyment and interest in video games since about 2004-2006 when I went to college and stopped playing many games. Read more

Aug 23
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I would suggest to add to this list: “don’t use humility where it is obvious you’re doing it strategically.Some leaders show us they are humble only in cynical token gestures of accepting criticism in meaningless ways, just to cover for how they’re about to dismiss criticism of meaningful decisions. If your humility Read more

Aug 14
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It truly is catastrophic what happened to Japan after the bubble. You could have invested in Japan’s stock market in 1989 and still be net negative after all these years, and if you graduated college in 1991 or later there your career earnings pale in comparison to those who graduated a few years earlier and got jobs Read more

Aug 14
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I love all these styles. I love prewar French advertising and WPA posters and New Deal public buildings. Let’s try Modernism again.

Aug 13
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That’s honestly an interesting idea, but it would be tricky to know your ton*mi/hr level very precisely while driving, unless manufacturers calibrate their speedometers so that bigger vehicles reach indicated speeds at lower true speeds. That would mean that SUVs would actually be driving half the speed of Honda Read more

Aug 10
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I’m with you. I have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but it may be something to look out for, as I have had many nights where I awoke breathless, preceded by an extremely long, vivid nightmare that I was drowning or suffocating. I’ve since been able to avoid it by changing sleep positions.
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Aug 9
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That was what I was thinking too. The innards are not quite the same, but for me a chocolate Pay Day isn’t filling any gap that really exists.

Aug 9
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Shame they didn’t break out pollutant levels for the presence/age/brand of cabin air filters. That would have been actionable information. As it is right now I just follow the manufacturer’s 20-30k rule roughly.
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Aug 2
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The China Syndrome is a gem of a picture and I love every second of screentime by Brimley. IMO it’s one of the finest character actor performances of all time.

Aug 1
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That is impressive. I’m going to have to consider pool noodles for packaging the next time I need to ship a CRT. They’re always destroyed during shipping these days.

Jul 25
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I’m sorry to disagree so stridently, but this is such an impractical, heavy-handed approach to environmentalist goals - tell people that we need to totally restructure the places they live in and remove their ability to move places on their own volition. This has to develop organically and gradually if it is to Read more

Jul 25
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Ah yes, the obscure Winkler rotary engine. I remember that it was known for problems with its Ayyyy-pex seals.

Jul 19
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There is no such thing as a mid-2000s Camaro. It went out of production 2002 and came back in 2009.