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750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT

Does uoft transcript show the GOA scale or %?

750lucklord 1 point


S4L4D01 6 points

I don't think this is true, as for most applications you just have to list your GPA regardless of scale? And on your transcript it'll show up as a 4.0.

750lucklord 3 points

No they can see the grade and professional schools give their own GPA schools based on raw percentage not on what your school says your GPA is. Here's an example for med school

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750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT
uoftstudentindistres -5 points

Im even more against gym membership by the way. using an existing system to justify a new similar system is not argumentatively rigid. It does not address the nature of the system (its positives and negatives)

Not sure why youre paying hundreds of dollars to Vic. The money should be going to your college/faculty

750lucklord 7 points

His college is Vic.... he just doesn't go there often. Nobody pays college fees or a college they're not in

750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
LessThanUnimpressed 0 points

As I understand it, Canada's Treaty obligations (as defined by the original Treaties and refined by SCC rulings) would indicate that the federal government has an obligation to provide this infrastructure to the First Nation communities that require it. This means it can't be classed as "irresponsible" -- in fact, the opposite would be true. Not meeting our legal obligations would be irresponsible.

750lucklord 4 points

The word "our" becomes a little less clear when it refers to people who lived 100+ years ago and whose policies/agreements we never would have supported.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/freefolk
mumamahesh 6 points

We don't really know if she loved him but her last conversation with Bran does show that she had certain feelings toward him. After all, what she did for him was quite different from a friendly help or honor bound protection.

750lucklord 12 points

The last conversation indicated that she has been affected by the difficult and traumatic experience more than anything. Jojen went through just as much hardship for Bran but that's obviously not an indication of love.

mumamahesh 0 points

What Jojen did, he did because he thought it was his duty and destiny. What Meera did was to follow her brother even if it was to go beyond the wall. When Jojen died, she changed a lot but even after so much trouble, she helped Bran. That is not something you could do as a friend. She would have given up early if she didn't love him.

750lucklord 5 points

I don't see how you can say that in the absence of a single line of dialogue indicating anything romantic between Bran and Meera. There are a lot of other explanations that have nothing to do with love or romance for why she continued to help Bran after Jojen died:

  1. She saw firsthand the magic of the 3 Eyed Raven and the danger of the White Walkers. She knew Bran was important for defeating the White Walkers so she saved him.
  2. She wanted to honour Jojen's memory by continuing what he had worked so hard for. She knew Jojen would NOT have wanted her to just abandon Bran.
  3. She was friends with him and cared for him. If Rickon had gone north of the Wall with them she would have worked to protect him too.
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Petwins 3 points

Economies of scale. The ttc will make an offer where they get a similar total profit (or slightly more) than they currently do. So if you guarantee 45k sales, as opposed to lets say 22.5k for easy math, then you can halve your profit margin and make the same amount of money.

So by offering an attractive deal they guarantee higher volume of users, which is just as important a sales metric as net profit (which stays constant at minimum, but probably goes up a bit).

This applies to any major industrial supplier, service or no.

750lucklord 1 point

My contention is that in this case the number of uses will remain about the same. If a student needs to go in 5 times a week for class they're going to do so, UPass or not. If a downtown student uses the TTC once a week for a social event they're going to go to that event with or without the UPass.

I admit that there are some niche cases where a person would take the TTC if it was free but would not if they had to pay $2-4 but the vast majority of TTC trips taken by students will be taken whether or not they have an unlimited pass.

Petwins 1 point

But the ttc doesnt care how much you use it, they care how many passes you buy.

The less you use it the more profit for them, further incentivising a lower cost for the pass.

750lucklord 1 point

Yeah but forcing a bunch of downtown students to buy passes they don't want is not beneficial. All it does is, as I said in the original post, redistribute money from downtowners to commuters. So I still think the deal is destined to be bad because if the only way you sell more passes is by forcing them on people who don't want then that is a bad deal for the students.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT
Upassrefe 48 points

I was an undergrad at UBC, which has the Upass

Now I'm a grad student at U of T, and while I applaud the student unions efforts for negotiating this, I feel like the price discount is not enough

Just for context, all students at UBC pay around 40 dollars a month for the Upass, and there are no exemptions (except for few cases).

A monthly pass for public transit is 93, 126 and and 172 depending on how many zones you travel through

UBC had a referendum and the student overwhelmingly voted to keep the Upass system (97% to 3%,

For the monthly TTC pass, a savings of 36 dollars is really not a lot when you consider that the entire U of T student population which is like 80k

I would say to continue negotiating down the price point, just my 2 cents

750lucklord 2 points

For the monthly TTC pass, a savings of 36 dollars is really not a lot when you consider that the entire U of T student population which is like 80k

I don't see how the population of the school has anything to do with the $36 savings. Whether the school had 100 people or 100 000 it's still a $36 savings per month from the $116 for a pass. To be clear I'm not saying the current UPass deal is good.

Kluey 2 points

A larger sum of money, guaranteed sum mind you, is worth something to a business. They get guaranteed 8 months or whatever it is.

That's kind of why yearly passes cost less than monthly which cost less than daily.

750lucklord -1 points
  1. Yearly passes don't exist for the TTC
  2. The TTC will get a bunch of money from the students with or without this deal, though as far as I can tell they're actually getting a lot more with the current deal than they would otherwise.

Also just reread the sentence that I quoted in my original comment, it makes no sense.

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750lucklord commented on a post in r/asoiaf
Manga18 2 points

I never believed he was dead. You don't need to die to stop feeling knife wounds

750lucklord 7 points

Do you really think the assassins would be that inept to leave him alive? He may get resurrected but IMO there's no doubt that he is dead for now.

Dustycartridge 20 points

Those pants scream early 2000

750lucklord 13 points

Good guess, it was 2005

Mhinc 0 points

Wonder how much she was paid to have that portrait plastered in a text book.

750lucklord -3 points

Nothing, the reference [6] is to a social media website called flicker

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750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
Sealion_2537 1 point

4000,4000,4000,4000,2000,2000,2000. Mean of 3142, median of 4000. Could easily happen without people making 0$.

750lucklord 1 point

More than 4000 != 4000

Sealion_2537 1 point

Okay, so 4100, 4100, 4100, 4100, 1800, 1800, 1800. Median>4000, mean~3000.

750lucklord 1 point

If they're all more than 4000 then the average isn't going to be 4100 it's gonna be much more because lots of people with 5k or 6k will be included.

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750lucklord commented on a post in r/changemyview
Larkyo 3 points

Minimum wage isn’t necessarily a living wage. They need tips to make a living wage.

750lucklord 1 point

Well then what about everyone else working a minimum wage job? Cashiers, stocking people, retail workers should get a raise too.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT
TheFrixin 15 points

They made the best of a shitty situation in BIO120. You could tell they were passionate and proficient in their fields, and it showed in lecture. Funnily enough, it turns out that first-year profs were (on average) better than later years. Guess they afford the good lecturers with the tuition money of 1300 students.

750lucklord 4 points

I don't see how it's a shitty situation. They're doing a course on evolutionary biology, a really interesting field for which there's an entire department (EEB). Teaching a course on your passion and primary research focus isn't really shitty at all.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
Hollzor123 18 points

Loblaws needs a way to validate who they're giving the cards to. I'm almost confident it will be 1 per household.

Otherwise my 10 email addresses will net me $250 worth of bread :D muhaha

750lucklord 15 points

But 1 per household is pretty unfair. I have 6 people living in my house and accordingly we buy a lot more bread than an average house. I don't see why a single person should get as much compensation as 6.....

norush_ 1 point

What if you're a landlord, and own multiple addresses?

750lucklord 1 point

You should only get one gift card.

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750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
thepoxbox 0 points

Most people are morons, so who cares? They'd ban dihydrogen monoxide if you asked them.

750lucklord 1 point

Instead of this ad hominem crap, tell us why the 87% are wrong and why tax havens should be legal.

thepoxbox 4 points

A tax shelter is just a part of the ongoing cat and mouse game that companies will always play to still do business somewhere while paying as little taxes as possible.

The more you raise the taxes, the more they will find ways to hide money and if you make it impossible for them to do this, they will raise prices on costumers up until the point where it's unsustainable, at which point they will move or close and you get nothing.

750lucklord 2 points

So because removing tax havens wouldn't completely eradicate the problem it's not worth pursuing? Donating $100 to a charity won't entirely revolve anything but it sure helps.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/LateStageCapitalism
User0989 83 points

Source: Bitcoin Mining Has a Massive Carbon Footprint | WIRED

Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the US for one day. And miners are constantly installing more and faster computers. Already, the aggregate computing power of the bitcoin network is nearly 100,000 times larger than the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers combined.

The total energy use of this web of hardware is huge—an estimated 31 terawatt-hours per year. More than 150 individual countries in the world consume less energy annually. And that power-hungry network is currently increasing its energy use every day by about 450 gigawatt-hours, roughly the same amount of electricity the entire country of Haiti uses in a year.

In just a few months from now, at bitcoin’s current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what’s available, requiring new energy-generating plants. And with the climate conscious racing to replace fossil fuel-base plants with renewable energy sources, new stress on the grid means more facilities using dirty technologies. By July 2019, the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses. By February 2020, it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today.

This is an unsustainable trajectory. It simply can’t continue.

750lucklord 14 points

Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the US for one day.

Either I'm misunderstanding this or someone screwed up the math.

There's no way a single transaction, which costs much less than a dollar, could use up like $50+ of energy. It's just not economically feasible for the miners.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/trees
seanie13 5 points

Does anyone know if this would be for 18+ or 21+?

750lucklord 6 points

Generally it will be 19+ (normal drinking age in Canada) but depends on the province, some are 18.

nick182002 14 points

Isn't it planned to be Canada Day 2018?

750lucklord 2 points

Yes it is

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