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It will help a lot if you can provide an ELI5 business model of insurance companies.

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The extent of my knowledge of fibre optic cables is simply that they carry light as forms of information. How is this information interpreted and how does it generally work?

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I read that China has strong currency controls. Yet a lot of property is bought in places like LA, SF, Bay area, NY by overseas chinese. Some are bought by people who have immigrated to the US, but others are bought directly from people in mainland China. How do they convert the RMB into dollars for this? Is the Chinese government more liberal in overseas property investment?

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As per title, I went to the ATM to get $20 out but left too hastily, leaving the bill in the cash slot. I quickly realized my mistake and went back to the machine only to find my $20 is not still there and the funds aren’t in the account anymore.

Is there some sort of mechanic where if a bill is left in for a certain amount of time, it feeds back into the machine and it gets added back to your account or is my money just... gone for good??

If it does go back into my account, would my balance reflect that immediately or during the next business day or something?

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I got into reading some articles about older liners and wrecks etc. but after seeing pictures of the very large ships being constructed, I am left wondering how they eventually made it into the water

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Battery life and also why when I am low battery when I plug my phone or tablet in, it jumps 5 to 10 percent.

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Plants grow berries for seed distribution, but why would some plants have toxic berries limiting the amount of animals that could eat and distribute the seed?

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Title gore. Scratch that ”the”.

How many scenes can one be training for at once?

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I honestly don’t know what makes it bad and how bad it really is. Can someone explain?

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Having my phone plugged with subs and an amp as well as screens never seems to cost me at the tank. Is this just a super efficient set up?

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Part of the thrill of winning big at arcades is seeing huge quantities of tickets get dispensed, and they always seem to arrange into equal-length batches before folding over. How does this work?

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I've always wondered this. I spot a few here and there where I live and other places nearby. I've tried googling/researching this, but nothing ever comes up (it seems more common since other people I know that live in different states notice this too and also have come to no conclusion as of yet). Isn't it pointless to leave the fireplaces up? I just don't get it.

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Surely when the Roman Empire spread their alphabet across the world, the language would have spread with it, yet today most languages are pretty different.

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I have to research the impact of the IFRS 17 on insurers and everywhere I read that the IFRS 17 will cause the future available capital to go down. I don't understand how an accounting standard could cause this to happen.

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Watching an AI play the dinosaur game has got me thinking about this. How does the program make the leap from "jump whenever" to "jump when a cactus is in front of me"? It's really confusing to me how a program is able to learn the same way we are able to.

Thanks in advance!

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