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    [–] RAIN!!! LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in Portland

    And I was being sarcastic, I love the gloriously soft fluffy snow you guys get. If only you guys could legalize weed there I might pay you more visits.

    [–] Can you carbon date a living thing? LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in AskScienceDiscussion

    Do you happen to have a source on that? I can't picture a mechanism in which that would be possible, especially with constant (albeit weak) blood supply to the tendon.

    [–] What's life like in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho ? LemmeSplainIt 6 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    Can confirm, raised between Oregon and Washington, sacrificed many Californians.

    [–] Hoping to find help with a math problem for my space video game LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in askmath

    Same amount relative to the size of the planet? Or relative to screenspace/field of view?

    [–] Confused about what logarithms do in equations. LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in askmath

    log base 2 (x) = y,

    the 2 being a variable itself as you can have log base anything, 2,3,10, e, whatever.

    What this equation is saying up top is that 2 to the power of y will give you x. If you get rid of x and y and just have log base 2 it would be like taking them out of the sentence above, it wouldn't make sense and would therefore not have an output.

    [–] Multivariate. Geometry. LemmeSplainIt 4 points ago in askmath

    First up, I am not going to address the math side of your question, largely because the practicality has already been tested and tried. Solar panels are more efficient when you move them, yes, and it does take energy to move them, though the energy is not the big problem. Solar panels are only cheap if they last over an extended period of time, often 10-20 years. Having moving parts is a really good way of increasing failure and decreasing life, while also increasing maintenance costs on top of energy costs. On top of that, to maintain the ideal angle throughout the day the panels need more space to move around, decreasing the land to panel ratio, and land costs a lot of money on large scale, especially to maintain. Fixed parts are also cheaper than moving parts. For now, it's not cost/labor effective to try and move them, as cool as it looks.

    [–] RAIN!!! LemmeSplainIt 23 points ago in Portland

    Sorry you have such terrible weather where you're from. Here in the PNW, we are accustomed to a wet and mild existence, one that makes for the beautiful scenario you saw on your visit. If you have more extreme highs and lows where you live, that is the reason many of us live here. So again, my condolences.

    [–] Which common foods do people think are healthy,but are actually completely the opposite? LemmeSplainIt -2 points ago in AskReddit

    One whale sized dude went an entire year living on just after and multivitamins, lost in insane amount of weight but ended up healthier than he started.

    [–] People who work in fast food: what is one item from your menu you would never order? LemmeSplainIt 28 points ago in AskReddit

    Umm...dude. Please don't go get cheeseburger when you leave the hospital, unless you get explicit approval from both your doctor and your surgeon to do so. Milkshakes should be fine, burgers, probably not. Follow your doctors instructions to a T, you do not want to fuck this up. Get better and be patient, there are some incredible tasting soft foods out there, but if you need fast food, stick with Panera or something like that. Just because you leave the hospital though does not mean you are better, shit takes time to heal. I've seen some absolutely terrifying complications from patients who had recent bowel surgeries, most of them were attributed to not adhering to follow up care, listen to your doctor.

    [–] People who work in fast food: what is one item from your menu you would never order? LemmeSplainIt 6 points ago in AskReddit

    "Filet", you order a filet wrong and I'll cut a a circle out of a top round and put a piece of bacon around it with the words "fuck off" branded onto it.

    [–] People who work in fast food: what is one item from your menu you would never order? LemmeSplainIt 4 points ago in AskReddit

    That's a lot to ask from a fast food joint, don't be hating on taco bell and chipotle just because of the blood in your underwear.

    [–] LPT: If someone more knowledgeable than you is taking the time to explain to you “why” what you did is wrong instead of just berating you, dont use those moments to prove you know something. Listen to this person, what there doing takes a lot of patience and self control. LemmeSplainIt 4 points ago in LifeProTips

    I'll admit, he hasn't made it easy. But, hear me out, and to be clear, I'm just spitballing here, but...

    Let's say Trump is actually intelligent, "bigly" intelligent. And let's say he (correctly) predicted that acting crazy and appealing to audiences would win him media attention, with exposure, comes at least some votes. He also understands that to do so, he will need to lie and lie with conviction, he had to be a bullish monster crazy person in order to get in position.

    Now that he has control, let's say his first objective was to boost the economy and bring Americans out of debt and into further prosperity. Now he has a lot of ideas of how to do this, but he knows no one will outright agree with his ideas, even reasonable ones, because he has already had to act crazy. So, like he (or ghost writers) wrote in the art of the deal, you have to overstep the position you actually want. This means he must act crazier, speak louder, and push ideas that are ridiculously too far, then, when he actually agrees to come down and go with a more reasonable plan (the one he wanted in the first place), he looks like he had a sane day and everyone praises him.

    What if he really does think the trade wars will get US concessions, seeing as they are one of the largest economies ever and have a lot of swing in global trade. Every crazy move he makes just scares people more and more which can make them give him what he wants just to stop the tantrum, especially when he has an unfathomable level of power right now. Maybe our economy continues this growth and this time next year we will have more money from just one sided tariffs alone, and American businesses decide to start spending more on employees after they do their taxes next year and see a comfortable change.

    Perhaps he is playing mind games with Putin while secretly securing our interests in that region.

    I don't know, like I said, he hasn't made it easy.

    [–] LPT: If someone more knowledgeable than you is taking the time to explain to you “why” what you did is wrong instead of just berating you, dont use those moments to prove you know something. Listen to this person, what there doing takes a lot of patience and self control. LemmeSplainIt 18 points ago in LifeProTips

    and while we are at it, we should start thinking critically and make sure we are learning from as many different and opposing perspectives as possible, if you can't make a reasonable argument for the opposing view while arguing against your own, you likely don't understand the issue as well as you think. Oh, and changing our opinion over time or when presented with a good argument is not flip flopping, it is maturing/learning. Can imagine a world we don't see everyone as binary too? That shit would be "tight" bro.

    [–] It’s so easy! LemmeSplainIt 2 points ago in LateStageCapitalism

    I posted to two of your comments giving sources from Pew, Brookings, NBER, Forbes, and another I can't recall atm. I'm still waiting for sources to the contrary. I understand if it takes some time to find non-blog post based evidence to support the opposing idea, that being rich is not largely driven by familial advantages.

    [–] It’s so easy! LemmeSplainIt 4 points ago in LateStageCapitalism

    I already provided a highly reputable source to your other comment, I'll leave some more here for yeah just in case you need some reading next time you get a break.

    Brookings Institute

    National Bureau of Economic Research

    Forbes

    World Bank

    [–] What chain restaurant (domestic or foreign) would you like to see in your area? LemmeSplainIt 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    Gearhart is awesome and has the best cajun tots, and I would say they have more variety than any other chain on this thread. Just wish their beer wasn't shit.