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COMMENT 1d ago

I seriously laughed until I cried at your comment. I have no idea why.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Greek letter Chi.

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COMMENT 3d ago

eDuCatIoN iS fOr DuMb PeoPle

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COMMENT 4d ago

Are you fucking kidding?! If my wife out earned me I would be ecstatic.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Bozo? I think it's like Joffrey Bozo or something.

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COMMENT 4d ago

We're in KS, unfortunately. Haha.

It doesn't quite meet the lemon law requirements. Just barely. If it has the electrical gremlin problem one more time, I think it will qualify.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I second this list if you rank purely on reliability and resale. Toyota makes absolutely bulletproof cars, but they feel like such...appliances. Honda makes reliable cars that also have a bit of character, so that puts them at the top of my list.

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COMMENT 4d ago

My wife's family drove nothing but Nissans for decades, and they always had great luck with them. She bought a 2017 Rogue brand new. It had electrical problems from day 1. Like, brand new car, new battery...go out to start it and just dead. No sign of a drain, dealer can't figure out what it is. This has happened three fucking times, they couldn't figure it out and low-key blamed us. The last time I yanked the battery out and had it load tested, charged it, put it back in to make sure we didn't leave anything on...nope, nothing left on. Kind of just shrugged their shoulders and implied we must have done it. It had a bad MAF sensor at 20k miles, and the dealer blamed us for it and charged me $250 (in spite of a clean air filter and maintenance only done at the dealer). I'm 90% certain that their tech must have either left the air box loose or improperly installed the filter when checking it. Nissan corporate did absolutely nothing to back us up or make it right. The car's CVT transmission is hot garbage. The infotainment center freezes. The radar cruise control gets confused by hills and changes in guard rail height, and there's no way to disable it. It's almost as if they know they have problems and do whatever they can to blame the customer. This car has been the biggest turd. I knew I should have argued harder against buying a Nissan, but the god damn incentives suckered us in.

Fun fact, if a brand is drastically cheaper than their competitors while offering the same features, there's probably a reason for it. I'll never buy another Nissan. Never. Fuck YOU McCarthy Nissan. Go eat a bag of dicks.

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COMMENT 4d ago

That dog is lucky to have you!

Keep at it, i know I don't need to tell you but it's so so worth it once they chill out. It's really, really hard to not get upset when a pupper is destructive. And, some dogs are much, much more headstrong than others, but I've convinced myself it's a lesson in being zen. We both learn from each other. Positive reinforcement is the only tool that really works if you want the pooch to be a well behaved best friend. At the end of the day they just want to do the right thing and be loved. I've seen the effects of negative reinforcement, and not only does it fail to correct the bad behavior, it makes the dog not trust you. "No!" can work once you've already developed that rapport/trust, but even then it should only be for the absolute worst situations. That being said, dogs are so forgiving in moments where you slip, as long as it's an exception.

Edit: sorry for being preachy. I don't know if you're a first time dog owner, or what...just sharing my experience.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Definitely don't want to reinforce that behavior. Swift redirection and praise/positive reinforcement when the pup chews on the right thing works the best, in my experience. That and not letting them out of your sight. Good luck!

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COMMENT 5d ago

Hey, at least it's complete.

My advice would be to go deep from the start. I was impetuous with my Camaro and just wanted to get it going, but now I'm ripping it completely down and having it media blasted. I wish I would have done it first thing so I knew exactly what I'm working with.

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COMMENT 5d ago

It's wearing it's horn like an early 2000's emo kid.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Why be married to someone you can't stand?

If you're unhappy in your relationship you only have yourself to blame (aside from abuse).

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COMMENT 7d ago

I like that it's an onomatopoeia.

"Oh shit, a spider!...yyyeeeeEEET!"

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COMMENT 8d ago

That was one of my favorites as a kid. That and the Greece/Egypt exhibit.

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COMMENT 8d ago

I'm a physicist. People don't like admitting when they fail. It is absolutely insane how many projects are funded that have fundamental problems that prohibit them from working (or at the very least from ever transitioning to the application they're pitched under). The problem is that everyone only tells the funding agency the positives, and they only publish successes, often with only a tenuous connection to the original proposal. When funding runs out, the researchers pivot to save their career. Fast forward a couple years, some new poor sap falls into the same trap and pitches a very similar idea to a different funding agency that doesn't realize it's bullshit. It gets funded. Rinse, repeat. It's a huge waste of intellectual energy and money, but I don't see how to change it. One of the big problems I see is that it's hard for someone on the outside to tell if something failed because the researchers just didn't know what they were doing, or if there is a fundamental limitation that they just didn't throroughly explore. In the case where there is a fundamental limit, that can be (and often is, when well supported) published. But, a lot of people just don't bother going down that road.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Unfortunately, dead ends are usually not reported (except internally/within a collaboration).

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COMMENT 9d ago

Hey. I'm a man. I support you.

The front page brings the crazies.

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COMMENT 9d ago

I think it's just that people are drawing a distinction between racial prejudice and racism. It's just a more precise/nuanced definition...but not everyone agrees on it so it gets confusing and people often misundersrand and misuse the terms.

According to those definitions: Prejudice is preconcieved intolerance/bias. Racial prejudice, then, is just prejudice against a race. Racism is racial prejudice combined with institutional power.

So, if we agree on those definitions, then clearly minorities can hold racial prejudice but they "can't" be racist. But, most people use racial prejudice and racism interchangeably...and when definitions aren't completely agreed upon shit goes off the rails.

Disclaimer: I'm not making an argument for or against these definitions.

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COMMENT 10d ago

But they could create more jobs! They won't, but they could.

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COMMENT 12d ago

Beetlejuice.

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COMMENT 12d ago

Really? Source?

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COMMENT 12d ago

You're*

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COMMENT 12d ago

Live by the sword, die by the sword. I get it.

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COMMENT 13d ago

I think it's pathetic when a grown person goes around posting "triggered" on the internet. Lol just cringe, man.