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750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
Hollzor123 17 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 -2 points

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

750lucklord 0 points

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

thepoxbox 2 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 3 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 76 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 12 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 15 points

Isn't it planned to be Canada Day 2018?

750lucklord 2 points

Yes it is

750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
BeADecentHuman -16 points

Why are we spending more and more money on these worthless drug addicts? Why do we not let them die off, end this wave and pump up the VPD with more enforcement for fentanyl so that these asshole fentanyl dealers are kicked out?

750lucklord 2 points

Relevant username

darth_hotdog 0 points

The flouride and chlorine aren't in tiny amounts though. The chlorine is strong enough that sometimes you can taste it, and the flouride is strong enough that it has replaced the calcium in many people's teeth with those little white "flouride" stains.

750lucklord 2 points

Actually they are. Water fluoridation is usually 0.5-1 mg/L which is the same as 0.5-1 PPM and here's a typical homeopathic remedy which contains 1 PPM active ingredient.

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

Someone should challenge the results of the referendum because there was no actual question posed.

Perhaps people thought voting no meant not giving OPIRG $$$ even though they meant to vote yes.

This vote is a travesty to say the least.

750lucklord 8 points

Tbh I had to read it a few times before I was 100% sure I was voting against paying the extra $0.50

750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT
human_soap 3 points

Yes, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 are all the same 3.7. And 85 to 100 is all the same 4.0.

750lucklord 1 point

Important to note that 85=4.0 is only true for U of T. If you apply to Med School, Law school, Graduate programs most of them (even U of T med school) will consider only 90+ as a 4.0

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 4 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

750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
canad1anbacon 4 points

I refuse to believe that the NDP would do the same

I don't see why they wouldn't, PR would hugely benefit them. But the NDP are not going to be in a position to make decisions like that anytime soon

750lucklord 1 point

Not if they got a majority to be able to pass those laws. It's a bit of a Catch-22: if you can pass the law you are disensentivised, if you can't pass it you want it passed.

jpirog 1 point

Hardware wallet? Or one of those funny christmas sweaters

750lucklord 1 point

He does have a wallet but the sweater is a good idea or maybe some socks too?

suchClouds 4 points

It's really cool of you to want to do this. Are you an outsider to the crypto community, or have you dabbled some? Choosing the wrong gift may come across as cheesy or cringey, or potentially be of no use without checking with him first, so be careful (but that is totally depending on his sense of humor!).

For $10-20, stickers, badges, a mousemat or a mug themed after crypto are all possibilities.

For $30, a crypto themed t-shirt might be perfect... or it might be that he doesn't want to advertise his involvement for security reasons, or it might be that he hates certain currencies or has a favorite. You could try to figure this out without making it obvious what you are asking, and maybe pick the perfect shirt.

For $90, if you happen to know for a fact that he does not own a hardware wallet, but does own at least hundreds of dollars of crypto, you could buy him something like a Ledger Nano S on amazon and it would likely be highly appropriate and very well-received. However, you would want to make sure that it would be of use to him, and that depends on the specific cryptos he dabbles with.

edit: I bet he would also be quite thrilled to receive some crypto. Anyone here would be thrilled. It just seems like you are new to crypto, and maybe not in a position to buy it conveniently. And that's what they make funny crypto t-shirts for. Good luck :)

750lucklord 1 point

I have dabbled a little bit yeah. He actually does have a hardware wallet but those other ideas are great!! I will definitively look into those thanks for your help =D

750lucklord commented on a post in r/AskReddit
750lucklord 2 points

I don't understand what's the troll?

hashtagwindbag 1 point

"You were right... to shrug like that because your answer is wrong."

Trebek got his hopes up, then destroyed them like an Azerbaijani historical building.

750lucklord 1 point

I guess now that you mention it but I watched it 3 times and didn't get any indication of that. Also there was no pause really so I honestly think Trebek just had a little awkward phrasing there more than trying to troll the contestant.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT
Ducksarecoolbuddy 1 point

No, it doesn't.

The insurance company keeps the money for all 40,000 students in the bank regardless of the opt-out or not.

750lucklord 1 point

Yes but the money they keep from students who don't opt out is THEIRS to keep. The students paid for insurance and so they pay the insuance company. So you're literally complaining about a company charging for a service now.

Ducksarecoolbuddy 0 points

No, I'm not.

First of all, many students don't even know that they can opt-out and make 0 claims during the year. That's how the company can advertise that the comparable private insurance plans are roughly $900 and ours is $300/year. They're taking advantage of people who don't know what they've bought (or if they've bought it).

They withold these premiums and make money off of unsuspecting students.

Next, the people who do opt out (a lot of people) have their money withheld by the insurance company for 4-8 months. The insurance company makes interest off of our hard-earned money. I get a cheque for the same amount I paid in September, meaning that inflation ate away at my money and I didn't get any interest on it.

You see, a regular private insurance plan is 3x more expensive because when people traditionally buy insurance, it's because they know they're buying it.

In our case, we have many students who don't know that they've bought insurance (it's mandatory and stuck in the fees). But of course, how else would we be able to drop the price from $900 to $300/student?

I know! Just socialize the costs upon the unsuspecting students paying for insurance they never knew they bought! When is the last time you discovered that you were underhandedly forced to buy fire insurance on your car or house?

The answer is never, because when people need insurance, they seek it out and purchase it actively.

The reason you'll never get the UTSU to make the service opt-in and non-mandatory is because the plan's cost will automatically shoot up to $900 (the cost of comparable private plans).

So, sorry for teling the truth, but in no way is my criticism unjustified. We're preying on unsuspecting students for money to drop the cost of the plan substantially and the insurance company makes risk-free interest on our mandatorily collected money by withholding refunds for 4-8 months.

750lucklord 1 point

I agree with you that it should be opt in and not opt out. However, when you claim that them 'making interest' on 40 000 student's worth is a problem, it's not: if the student chooses to stay in then the insurance company gets to keep the money pure and simple. Complaining about what a company chooses to do with its profits is ridiculous. So the majority of the money they're 'making interest' on is frpm students who aren't going to opt out, you should only be complaining about the interest from those students who do opt out.

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750lucklord commented on a post in r/canada
750lucklord 57 points

For anyone who isn't aware, Shark Fin soup is definitely served in BC. I went to a Chineese wedding in Vancouver held at a large casino and every one of the tables got a huge pot of Shark Fin soup. It wasn't like a backroom underground restaurant, but a large casino with tons of people there.

750lucklord commented on a post in r/UofT
Teagull 32 points

I wonder why they used Eventbrite. I mean, if they wanted to make the talk available to the public, that's cool. But since it's a UofT sponsored talk, you'd think they'd do a preregistration for people with a email first. Oh well.

750lucklord 1 point

If they were gonna do that they might as well only let U of T students in because all the tickets would go for the prereg. I still prefer that though

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