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ELI5: Why do a lot of worms show up on driveways during a rainy day? by iwasAfookenLegend in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix[M] [score hidden] 9 minutes ago stickied comment (0 children)
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What the hell is Bitcoin? Where does it come from? How do people "mine" it out of nowhere? by YellowExxhy in AskReddit
[–]sterlingphoenix 0 points1 point2 points 1 hour ago (0 children)
Do you mean "geology"? (;
[–]sterlingphoenix -3 points-2 points-1 points 3 hours ago (0 children)
Is the rock you live under sedimentary or igneous?
ELI5: Controlling terminals in Linux by stockfisch1992 in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix[M] [score hidden] 3 hours ago stickied comment (0 children)
I think you want a programming sub. /r/findareddit can help you find the correct one.
ELI5: how can I change my username on reddit account? by NateW87 in explainlikeimfive
We don't allow questions about reddit or reddit help on this sub, because there are many subs (such as /r/help) as well as FAQs for this.
But the answer to your question is "you can't." Reddit doesn't have that functionality.
TIL of the bald-hairy joke, which states that Russian leaders have been alternately bald and not bald (hairy) since 1825. For example, Lenin (bald) was succeeded by Stalin (hairy), who in turn was succeeded by Khrushchev (bald), then Brezhnev (hairy) by river4823 in todayilearned
[–]sterlingphoenix 0 points1 point2 points 3 hours ago (0 children)
I actually just did a bunch of updates to a piece of software called puppet...
ELI5: How much easier is it to run on a treadmill compared to running outside? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix[M] [score hidden] 5 hours ago stickied comment (0 children)
ELI5 is not for:
Subjective or speculative replies - Only objective explanations are permitted here; your question is asking for speculation or subjective responses
I've removed this because a lot of this is personal preference and various other factors. I can give you a whole lot of personal anecdotes if you want...
[–]sterlingphoenix 1 point2 points3 points 5 hours ago (0 children)
Oh sure, do that when I leave my photoshop at home.
ELI5: Why would mining asteroids be lucrative? What resources could we find on asteroids that are rare enough on Earth to not only make mining asteroids viable, but profitable? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix[M] [score hidden] 6 hours ago stickied comment (0 children)
I've removed this because this is actually asked quite often. At this point in time (and technology), we can't mine asteroids specifically because it would cost wayyyyyy too much. So the answer to your question is that right now it would not be.
ELI5: Why is it so much more painful to hit your hands on something when they are cold? by sukkitrebek in explainlikeimfive
ELI5: what is meningitis? by doctoremdee in explainlikeimfive
Straightforward answers or facts - ELI5 is for requesting an explanation of a concept, not a simple straightforward answer
ELI5: Tommy John Surgery and why it is such a big deal in baseball by babycarrot420kush in explainlikeimfive
ELI5: Why do graphics improve over time on the same generation of gaming consoles? by Ashyne in explainlikeimfive
ELI5: How does an app know that you're on data and not on wi fi? by bub76 in explainlikeimfive
TL;DR: Apps can ask the phone for status.
ELI5:why sky have blue color? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive
The subreddit is not targeted towards literal five year-olds.
"ELI5 means friendly, simplified and layperson-accessible explanations."
"Layperson" does not mean "child," it means "normal person."
ELI5: What's the role of each of the multiple gaming companies that's working on the same game? by horseboi in explainlikeimfive
This is going to be different depending on each case, and might not be 100% public information.
ELI5 - How do brokerage/ trading apps like trade 121 work? by Piekmaster in explainlikeimfive
Information about a specific or narrow issue (personal problems, private experiences, legal questions, medical inquiries, how-to, relationship advice, etc.)
ELI5: When we look into deep space, how is the light we see billions of years old? by whogotthekeys2mybima in explainlikeimfive
ELI5 Whats the difference between horsepower and torque in cars? by FS_ZENO in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix[M] [score hidden] 16 hours ago stickied comment (0 children)
ELI5: Why do humans eat crustaceans, but not other arthropods like arachnids, insects, or trilobites? by AnEbolaOfCereal in explainlikeimfive
Loaded questions are not allowed on ELI5.
This is a cultural thing. Many humans do eat insects, for example, and many others don't eat crustaceans.
[–]sterlingphoenix 43 points44 points45 points 16 hours ago (0 children)
Then Putin, then Putin, then Putin, then Puppet Putin, then Putin, then Putin...
Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, British Veterinary Association warns after ‘anti-vaxx’ movement spread to pets by ManiaforBeatles in worldnews
[–]sterlingphoenix 0 points1 point2 points 19 hours ago (0 children)
Yeah, the myth is common enough that WD-40 address it on their website.
ELI5: How does "free" software, like GIMP and Firefox, stay free? by snapbackchinos in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix[M] [score hidden] 19 hours ago stickied comment (0 children)
I've removed this because it can be one of many reasons - or several. Gimp, for example, started as a hobby and is still maintained by many, many people as a side gig. Firefox is financially supported by commercial ventures. It can be any combination of that and more.
EDIT: Just wanted to add, as an example -- you know how Google is the default search in Firefox? They pay a lot for that. (unless it's Yahoo again, in which case they pay a lot).
ELI5 (For a science project) Polio thesis statement format? by [deleted] in explainlikeimfive
[–]sterlingphoenix 1 point2 points3 points 20 hours ago (0 children)
The thing is, "WD-40 Is Made Out Of Fish Oil" is a common enough myth that it's actually addressed on WD-40's website...
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