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This is an important point that doesn't get brought up enough in this discussion. The "breed to fear" has changed over time. I remember when everyone was terrified of Dobermans and Rottweilers. Pit bulls are just the flavor of the month as far as BSL goes. I'm not saying a pit isn't a potentially dangerous dog, but I am saying that it isn't the only potentially dangerous dog.

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Also, shitheads that want a dangerous dog are going to gravitate to the "bad dog" of the times. You could train a golden retriever to be dangerous if you wanted to.

A few of those don't look so bad, as a couple examples are living areas/shared grasses of apartments. Heck the Vladek Houses don't look too bad, though parking may be problematic.

Flushing Meadows was more or less made for the World Fair and designed for that purpose exclusively, it having other uses wasn't the intent.

Some are either raw idealistic dense living spaces or meant to look pretty, much like the very large courtyard in Ottawa's Parliament. It's a pain if you had to navigate it due to size and design, but looks awesome and is very popular.

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12 points · 3 hours ago

High rises surrounded by fields is generally considered to be crappy urban design. The fields don't get used for much and just serve to isolate what would otherwise be dense development.

180 points · 11 hours ago · edited 9 hours ago

I'm also pro-gun and "liberal." I hate the NRA with a passion. But it's like some kind of cardinal sin within the US gun community to disagree with them and still like guns. They've done some good for people like us, yes. But overall they're corrupt and easily bought.

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2 points · 9 hours ago

That isn't really true anymore. Plenty of people at the front of the community (Guntube channels like MAC) are outspoken about supporting other organizations such as the GOA (gun owners of america).

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-1 points · 7 hours ago

GOA is for people that think the NRA isn't crazy enough. I don't know if that's the best example.

1 point · 7 hours ago

They've done some good for people like us

They're the biggest threat to gun rights, imo. The NRA acting the fool and acting like they're the face of gun owners in general scares people. Bloomberg can spend as much money as he wants, and the only people that care are people that already hate guns. But when normal people see the NRA's extremism, they associate it with gun ownership in general.

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What should he do with the other one?

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4 points · 23 hours ago

eBay

5 points · 23 hours ago

God damn. I've hurt myself doing knee ups in compression shorts. How is that anything other than absolutely excruciating?

9 points · 1 day ago

You can order pyrex beakers off Amazon. I'm drinking out of one right now. Where do people come up with this stuff?

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1 point · 1 day ago

It's the real stuff from Fischer Scientific and the like that's sometimes restricted. Random crap on Amazon, not so much.

13 points · 1 day ago

Reminds me of a time in grad school when a student decided to set up a grill and grill food in a hood. Not a great idea and the university was not thrilled.

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2 points · 1 day ago

What's wrong with that? Worst case, grilled food. Best case, grilled food and superpowers.

30 points · 1 day ago

A passenger plane also follows trajectories and speeds that a bomber would take, doesn't stop that being used does it?

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-1 points · 1 day ago

And for the longest time we couldn't fly over the USSR

Would all of this have been worth it if this happens? I keep wondering if any of this is happening for some sort of greater good. I hope it is, but I'm uncertain.

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5 points · 1 day ago

Losing the Supreme Court and the respect of the world will both be hard to undo in our lifetimes. Even in the best case scenario where you have moderates and progressives working together in good faith to address domestic issues, a stacked court could just throw everything out like the Rehnquist court did with the 4th and 5th amendments and the Roberts court has been doing with labor rights, just to give a couple examples.

As for undoing the damage to our geopolitical stance, I don't even know where to start. We're still the military hegemon, but with the risk that the Republicans could take power back, why would anyone want to deal with the US?

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For those unaware, The Dollop is a hilarious podcast where two comedians read and riff on a story of something crazy up from history. I've been familiar with a few of their stories and, while I haven't found any inaccuracies, they tend to have a lot more detail than when, for example, an NPR podcast covers the same story. Are they devolving into rumor and exaggeration, or is it reasonably likely that the events transpired as they say?

For example (minor spoilers Dollop 335 and Hardcore History 62) Both podcasts tell the story of Hiroo Onda. Dan Carlin covers basically what I already knew about the guy. Dave and Gary go into crazy details about them boiling beef for months on end to survive, the Japanese government bringing out his brother but Hiroo decides he's an imposter, Hiroo sucking blood out of his buddy's wound, etc. How accurate is stuff like that?

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3 points · 1 day ago

boot game

in bash:

wine /path/to/game

vs:

/path/to/game

if it's really such a big deal to write wine, you can alias it

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1 point · 1 day ago

There's a Steam-PC app for mac floating around that's Windows Steam with a wine wrapper. It works just like the windows version so long as your games work with wine. I imagine the same exists for linux.

7 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Yeah you’re really over exaggerating how difficult Wine is to use. Edit: Your points were confusing and I connected point three with you bitch about Wine difficulty.

But ignore Wine. There have been some pretty good advances in Virtualization lately (which Wine isn’t). GPU passthrough is getting far better and a number of games can be played pretty damn well through it.

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3 points · 1 day ago

Wine is super easy to use except when it isn't. Also, what do you mean by virtualization? Virtual machines? I had no idea there were VMs out there that could even come close to handling games.

4 points · 1 day ago

Probably, I'm not aware of any tank that would contain enough helium to both send the instrument of death into the ocean via the sky and also take the reinforced steel tank along with it.

He was definitely looking for the smallest, least obtrusive balloon he could get away with. A light pistol, a minimally large balloon, and as long as no one is too close by, he could expect that the shenanigan would go unnoticed.

Ditching the tank in a body of water or *maybe* in brush would be more comforting to a guy this meticulous than leaving evidence of his actions near his remains.

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8 points · 1 day ago

I'm not the best science person, but I'm pretty sure that any helium tank that could be lifted by the helium inside would float away. (Or more likely burst)

11 points · 1 day ago

Does that mean that, if I am several layers deep in a comment chain, I should upvote everything above it in the chain to raise its visibility?

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6 points · 1 day ago

Yes, if you think it's a comment chain that others will want to see.

16 points · 1 day ago

How bizzare. Almost entirely I see source? Used in the context of wanting to read deeper into the matter.

Sure if your prattling on about how the moon isn't real I am probably going to ask for a source. Even then though it's not because I want to argue with the crazies but because I want to read their blatant propaganda.

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4 points · 1 day ago

If you are saying the moon isn't real, I downvote. If I want to be able to verify whether your claim is true since a reddit comment has no innate veracity, I ask source? It's not a matter of whether I agree with the claim; if anything, I'm more likely to ask for a source on a claim that I agree with so I can make sure that I'm telling the truth if I repeat it.

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2 points · 1 day ago

most non anglo/Euro countries are almost completely homogenous

That's not even remotely true. Most countries have multiple ethnic groups. Sure, the divisions may fall under the same race category as defined by the US census, but that doesn't mean that ethnic conflict isn't rampant across the globe.

64 points · 1 day ago

I've never been selected for extra screening. Move through security quickly with no problems. If you couldn't guess I'm white.

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3 points · 1 day ago

One time I had a bottle of hand sanitizer buried in the bottom of my bag. The TSA people were completely respectful and polite, took the bottle, and sent me on my way with no issue. Also white.

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We had a successful game Kickstarter in 2014 for our tabletop game. This data made me feel even better about the success of the Kickstarter, even though it was relatively small (less than $10k).

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7 points · 1 day ago

I assume that <$10k was mostly to pay for the initial "printing" of the game? Were you able to make enough off that run to do a second printing, or was it a one and done kind of deal?

Honestly, making your own jello is really easy and tastes so much better.

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1 point · 1 day ago

What is it? Just fruit juice with gelatin?

3 points · 1 day ago

Couldn't this take precious time? Depending on how far along she is there's a tiny window to get the procedure done.

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2 points · 1 day ago

Assuming the judge follows the law, he has to make a determination within 72 hours.

Oh my gosh this sounds amazing. We don’t have our own washer & dryer...it may be too difficult to time.

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3 points · 1 day ago

This documentary can help.

Why would you need your phone up in the mountains?

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5 points · 1 day ago

GPS and sexting. Especially the sexting.

His entire career has been in the Chase era. Career championships should not have near as much bearing on the rating of a driver.

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3 points · 1 day ago

Anyone know how he would have done championship-wise with the pre-chase points?

780 points · 1 day ago

Terry Crews said something interesting to that regard that’s stuck with me. I’m butchering this paraphrase, but he basically said treat the gym like a spa. If you don’t feel like working out, show up and just read a magazine in the lobby, but keep it part of your routine.

I’ve never taken it quite to that extreme, but I’ve definitely had days where I felt like “look, I’m just going to do 3 lifts and go home.” Or “I’m just going to bike for a little bit while I browse the internet.” I’ve found that 3 lifts often turns into a full workout, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay. I’ve never regretted even a lazy workout, and the next day I’m often excited to get back at it harder.

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11 points · 1 day ago

Yea. I'm getting over a bug and my workout buddy couldn't make it today. I still went. Turns out that I did my full routine fine and even did a couple sets of bench despite it not being bench day.

I dunno. Toss it in the oven for a bit. Get soft melty chocolate with caramel center in the little of a warm toasted chip? I'd try one

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5 points · 1 day ago

Yea. Add heat, and this might work. Add marijuana as well, and it would almost certainly work out.

Hey I made this a few years back

Http://TheFictionary.net. Great minds think alike.

However, I hate to cause any issues, but I had to work pretty closely with the makers of the Coppermind.net folks for permission. They technically own all.the content and it.cant be distributed without their permission.

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1 point · 1 day ago

So how do I use a fictionary? I downloaded one, and there aren't any new inline definitions. If I open it like it's a book, my kindle loses my place in the book. My kindle is an ancient kindle 3 (keyboard), so it may just be too old to work. I'm reading Stealing Sorcery if that matters.

No it should work. My first Fictionaries where on the old keyboards and nothing much has changed.

Press the Home button. Then press the Menu button, and move the 5-way to select Settings. Press the Menu button, and then move the 5-way to select Change Primary Dictionary. Move the 5-way to underline the dictionary you want to use, and press to select. Note that this menu option is only available if you have at least one additional dictionary loaded onto your Kindle.

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1 point · 1 day ago

That works. But if I hit more, it sends me back to the start of the book when I go back. But that might be this device, it's been glitchy as hell recently. I actually got a paperwhite on Prime Day that will be here tomorrow, so I'll let you know if the new device works right.

Anyway, this is a super neat thing. I'd love to see it widely implemented. How hard is it to make a new fictionary?

The AK doesn't belong. The rest all have fought on the side of freedom against the communist scourge!

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13 points · 1 day ago

Didn't pretty much every Eastern European (and probably many other) revolution against the USSR use AKs?

23 points · 1 day ago

Comes in scary black

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38 points · 1 day ago

We must ban military-style tricolor corgis. Civilians should have access to sable and white ones.

20 points · 1 day ago

Yes, Ireland wants to keep the border open, but if they're is a hard brexit, they have no choice but to reinstate it as per the rules.

They could, with EU approval, not have a border but then people and goods could easily cross, which would be problematic for both UK and and EU.

The dup in Northern Ireland won't accept a sea border for customs as an interim measure. Ireland won't accept a temporary solution with a finite timeline as they are condescend they will then negotiate in good faith for brexit and then the border is never decided and reverts to a hard border again. Currently the negotiation of brexit is strong leverage. Many in the populating distrust the UK, given history, but the rumblings of blaming Ireland for party of their own predicament from senior politicians makes a harder stand more palatable to local politics in ROI.

May has made claims of following EU rules but also having their own freedom. Of having no border but still having automated checks etc. I'm not sure if it's true but I think they're are more roads crossing the border in Ireland than in and out of EU on the Eastern border. Some roads wind back and forth over the border. Some homes shown both countries. Reinstating a border would be disastrous for many of these residents.

The UK position seems to be to want to keep benefits of EU membership but have none of the posts it doesn't like. As predicted, it is finding that it will need to follow many EU regulations anyway. They can't seem their good there, if they don't meet their standards. They can't have secure borders on the mainland from EU of they don't have a check between ROI and NI or between GB and NI. They have ruled out both.

Brexit is likely to have the greatest effect on Ireland as its economy is most closely linked with the UK economy. It is thought that the main reason Ireland joined the EU is because the UK was joining and it would have been disastrous for them not to be part too. As their third to the rest of Europe have grown, their dependence on UK has shrunk, but it will still be a big hit, whatever is the outcome.

Already I've seen rumblings in Irish commentary that the recent Japan negotiations which were carried out by an Irish delegate favoured hard cheese over soft as this is the bulk of Irish dairy experts that will be affected from brexit and that were up for negotiation.

The EU is looking at other trading partners constantly, including Japan and Canada. UK were going for a wick deal with USA but I've heard little on our and trump is igniting a trading war. Not a good time to lose trading partners.

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2 points · 1 day ago

not have a border but then people and goods could easily cross, which would be problematic for both UK and and EU

Why would that be an issue for the EU? If the EU kept the border open and the UK also wanted to, which it sounds like they do, then wouldn't the UK essentially have to implement a sea border. And isn't that how it was before the EU was a thing?

The dup in Northern Ireland won't accept a sea border for customs as an interim measure

Do they have the votes anywhere to block it?

We don’t have those and I’m not sure what exactly that is I don’t travel much unfortunately

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7 points · 1 day ago

It's a grocery store in the southeast that has amazing subs.

If I ever needed anything from a home improvement store, for years I solely went to Home Depot purely because of them sponsoring Tony.

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1 point · 1 day ago

I gave up since the Lowe's is so much closer, but I still feel a little guilty.

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