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Cntread commented on a post in r/todayilearned
RyokoKnight 43 points

On the other hand if you were Polish under nazi rule you were looked down on for not being German/Austrian and so you were basically a second class citizen... but at least you had basic rights and the ability to find minimum wage work.

The Poles under Soviet control experienced the same type of class-ism only the soviets would pull people from their beds and shoot them if they were even suspected of having democratic/western ideals or sympathy. The attacks were more personal, the soviets basically took anything they wanted from the Polish people while brutally enforcing their will onto them and literally starving any resistance that started up.

Cntread 10 points

Very true. One of my history professors mentioned how Danzig (Gdansk) was destroyed less by the Germans than other Polish cities, primarily because of Danzig's German history and culture.

Ricardian19 2 points

Wasn't Danzig diplo-annexed by Germany?

Cntread 1 point

It was invaded militarily by Germany and much of the city was destroyed in the fighting, so not really a diplomatic annexation.

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Cntread commented on a post in r/kotor
Cntread 17 points

I'm currently doing a blasters-only, no force powers playthrough and I just completed Tatooine. It's actually a lot of fun and makes the game feel fresh because you end up bringing different party members than usual, buying different items, and building your character differently. And playing with only blasters isn't as hard as I thought it would be (so far).

Cntread commented on a post in r/gifs
Mazorr 4 points

I know nothing of motorbikes, I see gifs of this all the time, how do you pick up a bike without using the throttle accidently? Is the only way to stop the engine first?

Cntread 6 points

The one in the gif is a scooter not a motorcycle so it's automatic. Regular motorcycles have a manual gearbox so they won't launch like that unless you grab the throttle and dump the clutch at the same time.

If you are picking up a motorcycle it will usually either be turned off or in neutral, so revving the throttle isn't a big deal.

Cntread commented on a post in r/AskUK
peanutthecacti 4 points

Once you find a general area you might be able to narrow it down a bit using information from here depending on how fussy you want to get. It's a bit later in parts than what you're looking for, but should give a general idea.

Cntread 3 points

That site is incredible! Thanks for sharing

Cntread commented on a post in r/MapPorn
KubrickIsMyCopilot 162 points

Geography is an incredibly powerful thing, shaping both climate and history. The sea makes England temperate, and the lack of the sea or any transverse mountains makes the US Midwest a frigid wind tunnel.

Cntread 57 points

For England the Gulf Stream makes a much bigger impact than just being on the sea. The sea doesn't always make things temperate- look directly opposite the Atlantic from England and you will see that. Labrador is a frigid place...

gaircity 1 point

Is this cumulative over a bunch of years, or just last January? Or this January to date?

Cntread 1 point

This is all Januarys from 1981-2010 averaged. Sorry, I should have put that in the title.

antoniofelicemunro 0 points

Yea, so January isn't done yet...

Cntread 1 point

These are historical averages for all Januarys 1981-2010

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Cntread commented on a post in r/nottheonion
Cntread 3 points

Those are only on Svalbard though, which is a separate island group. Worrying about polar bears in mainland Norway would be like travelling to New York and worrying about Alaskan Grizzly Bears because they live in the same country.

Cntread commented on a post in r/EarthPorn
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Cntread 2 points

I used to experience the same thing driving from Alberta to BC as a kid. Part of the Rockies are in Alberta but it always seemed like after crossing the border everything became more humid and lush. Even close to the border the forests in BC have ferns and other plants that you don't see on the other side.

Cntread commented on a post in r/todayilearned
alekzander01 22 points

I don't really follow cars, but I was always under the impression that Jaguar was considered a luxury brand, like Aston Martin or Bentley? Is their reputation shit?

Cntread 6 points

British cars aren't known for their reliability

Cntread commented on a post in r/todayilearned
ColHaberdasher 43 points

...did people think Inuit natives made fur fringes for decorative fashion?

Cntread 2 points

Well obviously nothing could be proven until wind tunnels were invented /s

Cntread commented on a post in r/pics
AllanKempe 3 points

On what latitude is this? The shadow is too short for winter. And the face teh dog does is one when it's warm and tries to cool down, and whay would it have to do that on the middle of a lake (can't have been running for the last few minutes) in the winter? Photoshopped?

Cntread 3 points

It's a bad photoshop. The background is Moraine Lake, Alberta, no idea where the dog and canoe are.

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