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    [–] Actual size of the SSD Chromana 3 points ago in Unexpected

    A raid 6 array

    [–] China Considers Ban On Cryptocurrency Mining Because It's A Stupid Waste Of Energy Chromana 3 points ago in technology

    You could ask that about anything to do with culture or fashion. What's a painting good for? What's a movie good for? What's clothing good for, everyone should just wear a white cotton loincloth. What's the point of spectator sport? The answer is that it makes people happy so people want to do it. Wearing jewelry makes people happy so people want to wear it.

    [–] Bar manager who let me go 5 days ago, due to lack of customers, asks me to continue promoting the bar for free Chromana 1 points ago in ChoosingBeggars

    It's quite simple really. People don't like what they're not used to, and especially what they didn't grow up with. Some people can change with exposure, others can't. This isn't just cultural issues either. A quote by scientist Max Plank is just as applicable to cultural changes:

    A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

    [–] Theresa Mays Brexit deal fails to pass a third time Chromana 1 points ago in worldnews

    I was watching BBC Parliament for a bit on Wednesday and am MP said how electronic voting would be more efficient than the crazy 8 option voting sheet and they had agreement from a bunch of people. It might happen at some point.

    [–] A rather “rural” patient came in with new-onset seizures. CT reveals small metal pellets in head. Patient states his wife accidentally shot him several years ago while trying to get a raccoon off their property. Chromana 1 points ago * (lasted edited 21 days ago) in WTF

    Brit here. Emergency procedures and other things (like biopsy to check for cancer etc) get fast tracked. It's true that you can wait a while for non-critical issues.

    For your second question: "On average, other wealthy countries spend about half as much per person on health than the U.S. spends. "

    A big difference is not only cost but mentality towards healthcare. I am a healthy person with a decent wage. I pay into the NHS to support all residents of the UK. I'd contribute even if it were possible to opt out somehow. I've had arguments with Americans and it basically boiled down to them not even considering helping others to be acceptable. Note that I of course know that's not the opinion of all Americans.

    [–] Yeah, welcome to the club pal. Chromana 2 points ago in pcmasterrace

    Both are used. I don't personally use it loads but you can see it crop up and it can be used pretty flexibly. "The meeting will be held fortnightly", "in a fortnight's time there will still be no Brexit conclusion". More likely to use "two weeks" in informal contexts. "See you in two weeks".

    [–] Yeah, welcome to the club pal. Chromana 18 points ago in pcmasterrace

    It's commonly used in the UK.

    [–] I don't even remember making my account back then Chromana 2 points ago in pcmasterrace

    Is that just your username though? Can you have a current email as your account email address?

    [–] Farmer trying to save a field from fire Chromana 1 points ago in WTF

    I was expecting a Dethklok song. Example: Murmaider

    [–] Will ff7remake have a documentary? Chromana 4 points ago in FFVIIRemake

    Please give links to the streamer! Would like to hear too.

    [–] If humans suddenly didn't ever have to sleep any more, and you now have an extra 8 hours everyday, what would you do with that time? Chromana 2 points ago in AskReddit

    The Japanese meal names are directly translated as "morning rice", "noon rice" and "evening rice". I'd be up for "morningpizza", "noonpizza", "eveningpizza" and "nightpizza".

    [–] 'I feel cheated': Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints | CBC News Chromana 1 points ago in technology

    I'm talking about landlines/broadband, mobile services are completely different. I think there are maybe 4 or so companies which own towers and the other piggyback on them, like you describe.

    [–] 'I feel cheated': Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints | CBC News Chromana 26 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in technology

    In the UK there's Openreach which maintains telecoms infrastructure. Long story short, it used to be owned by BT (British Telecom, the original network builder) but was split off when laws were passed to promote and ensure competition. Basically Openreach has to treat all telecoms companies equally. A perfect case study of capitalism working wonderfully under government regulation.

    Edit: I should note that the above is talking about landline/broadband infrastructure. It was late and I missed the fact that mobile companies were mentioned too.

    There are maybe 4 or so major companies which cover the UK in their masts, and other companies can piggyback on them by buying the data. The UK is small enough that it's easy enough for multiple companies to compete in that way.

    [–] $65 dollars??? Chromana 25 points ago in ChoosingBeggars

    I always forget that the prices in America aren't actually the prices. Always catches me out when I visit.

    [–] Security features on a $100 Chromana 12 points ago in educationalgifs

    Paper £5 lasts 23 months, polymer £5 lasts 57 months. Other notes last even longer. Source

    [–] What photograph isn't really that spectacular, but with the backstory/context it says a whole lot more? Chromana 3 points ago in AskReddit

    I'm not Irish but was interested too. According to this page Troubles has been used historically for other conflicts and might have its origins from funerals.

    [–] Yessss Chromana 4 points ago in JusticeServed

    Could be referring to the TV show Homeland where a US soldier is captured abroad and radicalised. He's rescued and comes back as a war hero and becomes a congressman. Then all kinds of fun hijinks occur.

    [–] My freezer is broken, my boiler has a leak Chromana 1 points ago in boottoobig

    Well it could be classed as amazing, it depends how often that quote comes up on reddit. Even if it's mentioned 50 times a day across all comment threads it's still very unlikely for me to come across it.

    [–] My freezer is broken, my boiler has a leak Chromana 8 points ago in boottoobig

    It's amazing how this happens. I just watched that episode for the first time last night.

    [–] Cultural Victory Chromana 2 points ago in CasualUK

    Civ 6 is currently free-to-play for the next day or so on Steam if you want to try it out :) Although I guess this is equivalent to the drug dealer giving you a free sample after years of being clean.

    [–] Calm boy Chromana 7 points ago in Eyebleach

    I too would like to know how to wash a dog face. Also, how do you dry the inside of spaniel ears without a hairdryer (we're worried about burning)? We've tried towels and paper towels but they always stay damp for hours and we don't want an ear infection!