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    [–] The Trump team still maintains Trump didn’t try to fire Mueller. Mueller disagrees. Azmoten 6 points ago in politics

    I have a disabled brother and I can’t tell you how much I agree with this. It’s only “good fun” if the joker and jokee have a repartee with each other that includes off-color humor like that, and are both laughing afterwards. Even then it’s of questionable taste.. That was not the case at all when Trump did that; it came from a place of childish ignorance and hate. That is not how I want the president of my country to behave.

    [–] Elizabeth Warren's ideas blow rival 2020 Democrats away. Her public lands plan is no exception. Azmoten 4 points ago in politics

    They preside over the senate and only vote in the event of a tie. That's not the same as voting on every issue.

    [–] Elizabeth Warren's ideas blow rival 2020 Democrats away. Her public lands plan is no exception. Azmoten 7 points ago in politics

    Trump became the president after FDR died

    I'm guessing that's a typo and you mean Truman, but wow what a bizarre alternate history that would've been

    [–] What video game do you play to just unwind and relax? Azmoten 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Wait until a lucky day and use a food item for a luck buff. Craft bombs and come in with a whole bunch to clear out rocks and find ladders/holes rapidly. Have you gotten the gravity sword/hammer yet? That helps too

    [–] > Accessing archived file... Decryption status: IN PROGRESS Target: Located Azmoten 52 points ago in Overwatch

    Mercy was boring because with Rein and Torb all you can really do with her is play a bunker comp. with Genji and Winston she’ll get to use her mobility more and use a more active play style. Should be more entertaining

    [–] It's Fun Fact Friday! What's your favorite fun fact? Azmoten 3 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in AskReddit

    Totally. The Firebombing of Tokyo was arguably just as destructive as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, yet hardly ever seems to get mentioned in threads like these. And firebombings would’ve continued, along with the massively costly battles of a land invasion, had the atomic bombs not broken their will to fight. I’ve heard projections of invading Japan that predicted 1,000,000 deaths or more. That’s far higher than the casualties the bombs inflicted. It’s a grim calculus, but there it is.

    [–] Police officers of Reddit, who’s the smartest criminal you’ve ever encountered? Azmoten 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Semi-funny and related story...

    So about 5 years ago I was shopping for a used car. I found one close to what I want, but the dealer wouldn't let me reserve the car so I could continue shopping around without fully committing, even after I offered to put a deposit down. But they WOULD let me test-drive the car overnight. So I accepted that offer, drove their car down the street by myself to another dealership, where I found a car much closer to what I wanted with less miles at a lower price. So I bought the second car and an employee of the second dealership drove the first car back to the first dealership for me (they said this apparently happens all the time).

    [–] One in a million Azmoten 42 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    Yeah but the 3 (?) other cars he fucked up didnt. What a dunce.

    [–] If English becomes a dead language like Latin, what English sentences will be quoted by intellectuals who want to look smart? Azmoten 31 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in AskReddit

    For those who think English hasn't changed...

    Anyone who thinks English hasn’t changed should try to read the Canterbury Tales in its original form. Here’s the first six lines:

    Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote, / The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, / And bathed every veyne in swich licóur / Of which vertú engendred is the flour; / Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth / Inspired hath in every holt and heeth

    It’s Middle-English and is barely recognizable. After that, look up Beowulf in its original form. The first six lines:

    Hwæt. We Gardena in geardagum, / þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon, / hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon. / Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum, / monegum mægþum, meodosetla ofteah, / egsode eorlas. Syððan ærest wearð /

    That’s Old-English, and it is nigh indecipherable to modern English speakers.

    [–] Mueller Says It Will Take 5-8 Days To Prove Case Against Roger Stone Azmoten 11 points ago in worldnews

    To be fair, that kid handled his brief fame with more grace and aplomb than was displayed by many of the national representatives we saw on TV before and after. "Legend" might be a bit hyperbolic, but he seems like a good lad, and his ability to roll with what could have been a difficult/embarrassing situation as well as his interest in politics should be lauded.

    [–] Baptiste should not be able to use his passive while hack Azmoten 12 points ago in Overwatch

    This is how it originally worked, but at some point it got changed. Now when lucio gets hacked he’s essentially a civilian with a wobble-gun

    [–] The four wholesome men of the apocalypse Azmoten 1 points ago in Bossfight

    All of these men are dead. That's probably a bad sign. The world is much poorer for it.

    [–] Why are people playing more Orisa lately? Azmoten 4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in OverwatchUniversity

    You all are too fixated on Reaper. Reaper is a piece of this, but not the whole picture. Another part of what makes Orisa so good is that she counters Rein, not Reaper. Orisa is just one more source of damage that tears up Rein's shield before he gets close enough to matter. Her ability to move Rein with Halt, and stop/counter his charge with Fortify, are also important. And since, in most brackets, Reaper has become very prevalent, so has Rein. Which means that his counters will, too. Voila, more Orisas.

    [–] What was incredibly expensive 10/20years ago, and is completely worthless today? Azmoten 2 points ago in AskReddit

    My friend had one of these. We all greatly enjoyed it, but it’s still not something I’d say is worth $600. Fortunately, it was his money and not mine

    [–] Trump admits foreign leaders pay him money by renting out rooms in his hotels Azmoten 27 points ago in worldnews

    Ah yes, who could forget John Winthrop’s famous “Trailer Park on a hill” sermon.

    [–] What's your favorite insult that you've ever heard? Azmoten 1 points ago in AskReddit

    "You look like the south end of a northbound horse"

    [–] What commercial did you dislike so much that you now avoid the product? Azmoten 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago) in AskReddit

    This wasn’t for a Lit class. It was actually a 50 page paper written for a grad-level business administration class. I’m an English major, but most of my appointments aren’t. Needless to say, with arguing for 15 minutes of his one hour appointment about one single citation, I didn’t get to help him with many of his 50 pages.

    [–] What commercial did you dislike so much that you now avoid the product? Azmoten 18 points ago in AskReddit

    It’s meant to be for both spelling and grammar, and it’s meant to be more comprehensive than the spelling and grammar checks in Microsoft Word. But it’s deeply flawed.

    [–] What commercial did you dislike so much that you now avoid the product? Azmoten 40 points ago in AskReddit

    It does, but students treat it as gospel and take its suggestions more often than not. In my experience, at least.

    [–] What commercial did you dislike so much that you now avoid the product? Azmoten 400 points ago in AskReddit

    Well I’ll begin with the disclaimer that I’ve never actually used it. I’ve only seen papers that have been run through it and “corrected” accordingly, but here’s a few of my impressions. It corrects things that didn’t need correcting while missing obvious errors like the difference between “their,” “they’re,” and “there” for one example. My impression is that it knows those words are different and tries to correct it, but it’s more or less a toss-up as to whether it chooses the right one. It’s also sketchy on comma usage and when to use a semi-colon versus a comma. The difference between dependent and independent clauses are often lost on it.

    It also flags any quotation, even properly cited, as “plagiarism.” To try to fool grammarly, one student had changed words within the quote to make it less similar to the source...while still presenting it as a quote. This made grammarly see it as less similar, so it didn’t flag it as plagiarism. So, in this instance, grammarly’s advice inadvertently led him to misquote a source. I had to spend over 15 minutes of his appointment trying to explain that misquoting is bad, and that if they’ve cited their quotes properly then they won’t get in trouble for plagiarism, regardless of what grammarly says. I have to be gentle when I argue with appointments, and this particular person was a grad student while I am undergrad. He was skeptical of my advice, since it was contrary to grammarly’s. Never mind the fact that I’m an English major on the dean’s list that the university pays to do this; grammarly said it so I must be wrong. I eventually compromised and just convinced him to paraphrase the whole segment in his own words instead and remove the quote marks, but still cite the source since it wasn’t his own information.

    And that’s probably my biggest issue. Grammarly makes mistakes, but since it’s becoming well known some students seem to perceive it as infallible. So any time I get a paper that’s been run through it I end up having to argue with the student that I know what I’m talking about and can make corrections on a case-by-case basis better than a mass marketed software.

    As a final remark, I also feel that grammarly is a crutch that hampers rather than assists the learning of grammar, and that using it is therefore a disservice to themselves. If you’re a student at a university you should be open to learning things, especially something as critical as good communication skills, an imperative part of which is grammar. Grammarly doesn’t help you learn. It just does it for you. That’s a bad habit to get into, especially since software like grammarly is far from perfect, and if you never learn it yourself you can’t catch its mistakes.

    [–] What commercial did you dislike so much that you now avoid the product? Azmoten 814 points ago in AskReddit

    I work as a writing coach (basically a tutor who examines students’ papers and gives advice) for my university. I can assure you, grammarly is terrible. I dread seeing papers that have been “corrected” by grammarly.