This is actually now a best practice (and a requirement in some places). There have been tons of folks fwacked by trains by pulling into the oncoming lane to get around their gate then taking the rail crossing at an angle to get around the gate at the other side. Studies showed this behavior was more likely to cause… Read more
I’ll still have cable indefinitely because it’s still the only way to get 90% of college football. That’s pretty much the only thing I need it for but I’ll occasionally catch the news during a big disaster or whatever which is nice.
YouTube, believe it or not, has replaced all of the light-fare I used to watch on TV. I… Read more
I used to airsoft squirrels when I got sick of cleaning up their corpses when my dog would catch them. Dog would hide in the bush near the bird feeder and wait for them to begin to scale the pole then...bam...dead squirrel. Because she was so proud she’d bring the bodies back in through the dog door and leave them at… Read more
“It has become de rigueur in education to assume that every time a student does anything that they are not supposed to do, that the root cause of the infraction is that they did not understand what they were supposed to do.”
It’s not just education, in my experience this has been a growing trend in all the large… Read more
Division by zero is undefined. There’s nothing more or less to it. What you’re thinking of, and tons of people confuse it, is taking the limit of a function that approaches a fraction with zero in the denominator. That answer can be infinity or negative infinity (and it can differ by which direction you approach the… Read more
There’s a Berryz Koubou version (and a Tar Tar Mix with both vocals overlaid) if you prefer Japanese Idols to Moskau. I’d post the videos...but Kinja.
I’ve never had an issue either with their financing either though it was quite some time ago. My guess is that anyone who had their ducks in a row and filed their insurance with them promptly never ran into issues. The folks that either forgot to file, had their filing lost/it was illegible, or failed to get the… Read more
For my old Mazda I found a schematic floating around on the internet that allowed me to put together a little board that could take any line-in but that fooled the factory system into thinking it had a mini-disc unit installed. Wired that to a 3.5mm plug in the arm rest. Was 100% inconspicuous...so much so that when I… Read more
Would be curious to see a follow-on study discussing why they believe that this manner of death was possible in the Hunley while it was never seen in future ASW. WWI and WWII submarines were subjected to depth charges which created orders of magnitude stronger shockwaves that were imparted on pressure hulls which had… Read more
One of my employees is taking the day off to go to her son’s school (which has glasses for every kid, numerous pinhole boxes, and a livestream viewing) and ensure that he doesn’t actually look at the sun. I told her about how when I was in middle/elementary we’d have sun staring competitions on normal days (it gets a… Read more
I’ve never worked piece work, but wife is a Veterinary Technician and the actual doctors (DVM) do (LVTs are hourly or salary, thank god). The backstabbing, client theft, and just general drama is absolutely hilarious to me. I get like an hour rundown each night because it’s so intriguing...like my own personal Soap… Read more
My experience across car brands and decades is that the salesfolk who get ‘in’ with the enthusiast crowd are transparent communicators with a huge customer service tack. If an enthusiast is looking for a new vehicle they do not need to be sold to...ie they’ve done all the research and they know exactly what they want.… Read more
It just rolls it back to the 2015 standards. It’ll use the same flood planning (ie historical actual data) that had existed since the 1977 flood plain management standard rather than the 2015 version that required using best guess estimated future projections of sea level rise and increased precipitation predicted by… Read more
Drop shippers are the worst. Be careful with folks over 10k feedback if you’re not ordering something common because their sources often don’t keep their back catalogue inventory up to date.