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    [–] Trump tells "great American companies" they are "hereby ordered" to leave China Mic_Check_One_Two 5 points ago in worldnews

    Rule of thumb is that if a bill has a super friendly name, you should dig into it and really read it... It likely does the exact opposite thing that the name implies.

    It’s so you can propose a bill named the “We love puppies act”. Then when your opponents vote against it (because it allows you boil puppies for fun,) you can put it in smear ads as “[Opponent] voted against the We Love Puppies Act! They hate puppies! Vote against them!”

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 2 points ago in AskReddit

    It’s so you can drain the tank before moving it. In normal operation, the gross water never interferes with the heater. It’s just sort of expected that the gross water will sit at the bottom of the tank. But if you ever need to move it, the water in the tank is a lot of excess weight you can drain off.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in AskReddit

    This is also why military canteens have the padded canvas wrap. It’s so you can get the outside wet when you fill your canteen, and it cools your water as it evaporates.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 7 points ago in AskReddit

    Nah, you’re pretty much correct. It’s the same way spring water gets filtered. Make sure to have some charcoal in there though, and run a few cycles through before you actually start using the water; The first few cycles will be dirty with all of the dust washing off the sand/rocks/charcoal. And the charcoal is important because it’ll trap and bond to a lot of things that can be harmful. It’ll also need to be replaced occasionally, as the charcoal gets “full” of trapped stuff and can’t filter out any more.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 5 points ago in AskReddit

    It’ll literally be solid brown with rust. The insides of hot water tanks are disgusting, and we simply never see the dirty water because it all settles on the bottom of the tank. But where is that drain? On the bottom of the tank.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 4 points ago in AskReddit

    I think it was more of a “my baby was also totally reliant on bottled water, and I couldn’t start breastfeeding instead” disclaimer.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 5 points ago in AskReddit

    You’d actually be surprised how much bleach you can consume. In fact, it’s actually an old survival method to refill your used laundry bleach containers with water. Like after you use the bleach in the jug, just fill it with water and store it away. The bleach left in the jug will keep the water clean pretty much indefinitely. Tap water will go sour if stored and left unattended for too long, so having some bleached water stored away is a good fallback for when your five gallon buckets start to turn rotten.

    Plus you can set it out for a few hours and the chlorine in the bleach will evaporate away rather quickly, leaving just the clean water behind.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Most at least have manual overrides though, so you can go pump water by hand. It sucks, and makes things like flushing your toilet an entire chore. But at least you won’t die of thirst.

    [–] What supplies or items should every household have in case of a large-scale emergency? Mic_Check_One_Two 5 points ago in AskReddit

    You can also use the water in the toilet tank. It’s potable, once you get over the “this came out of a toilet” part. You (hopefully) don’t shit in the tank, so the tank may be dirty from water build up, but the water inside will be completely potable.

    [–] Becoming a mother changed my views on abortion Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    And she’s actually lucky. There’s a good chance that if it doesn’t pass, it’ll rot. And that’s just about as pleasant as you can imagine. It’s basically a giant sepsis bomb just waiting to pop and kill the mother.

    [–] Rogue 'Smart' Ovens Again Highlight How Dumb Tech Is Often The Smarter Choice Mic_Check_One_Two 3 points ago in theinternetofshit

    I mean... You don’t have food in the oven when it’s pre-heating. That would totally defeat the purpose of the pre-heat.

    [–] Quite the price for a joyride Mic_Check_One_Two 3 points ago in ThatLookedExpensive

    Neither of those matter. The insurance doesn’t cover the drivers of the car, it covers the car. It’s not the policy holder’s fault that someone stole their car. The fact that it was the policy holder’s son who stole it is irrelevant.

    [–] Quite the price for a joyride Mic_Check_One_Two 7 points ago in ThatLookedExpensive

    Yup. Insurance doesn’t cover malice, but it definitely covers stupid.

    [–] Quite the price for a joyride Mic_Check_One_Two 18 points ago in ThatLookedExpensive

    He’s so young he probably doesn’t have any real experience driving. That means no actual reflexive response for a situation he isn’t expecting. He probably froze up and kept his foot on the gas because he was panicked. Even experienced drivers do it. The car moved when he wasn’t expecting it to, so he panicked and pushed the pedal harder and froze... He went through the garage door, ricocheted off the curve, crashed through the gate, then into the wall. All while being frozen in panic.

    [–] Being 19 and having the Apple Card as my first Credit Card makes me so happy! Can’t wait to get my titanium card. Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in AppleCard

    Keeping a credit card isn’t too difficult, really. Just remember that you shouldn’t treat as a loan. If you can’t afford to buy it twice, you can’t afford it. If you can’t afford to buy it without a credit card, you can’t afford it. Use it for emergencies if needed, but absolutely don’t carry a balance. Pay it off in full every month, and make sure you’re never late.

    I personally don’t use auto-pay features, because doing it manually helps me keep track of things. If I set up auto-pay, then it’s out of sight and out of mind. For some that may work, but I like knowing how much money is leaving my bank account each month.

    [–] To run away from a cop. Mic_Check_One_Two 3 points ago in therewasanattempt

    Here ya go. Sounds like she was trespassing and refused to leave until the cop went for his cuffs.

    [–] I’m really not here for it. Mic_Check_One_Two 4 points ago in BikiniBottomTwitter

    When Netflix first came out, they sent you DVDs in the mail. My little brother didn’t believe me when I mentioned that. He had to google it to confirm.

    [–] Mark Cuban doesn't need a résumé, but I made him one anyway. He approves. [OC] Mic_Check_One_Two 3 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    If your resume is longer than a page, it’ll get tossed. When an employee has a dozen to dig through, they won’t even bother skimming a two or three page resume.

    [–] What do you guys think of FOH engineers who CONSTANTLY are changing EQ, Comp, and moving faders? Mic_Check_One_Two 12 points ago in livesound

    Or the band just has a consistent sound. I worked with a The Cure cover band a while ago, who was super easy. It was just a one-off for a monthly outdoor concert, and I was a local board op they called in. I was at FOH, running both the main PA and their monitors. I was expecting a hellish day... But we breezed through sound check in like 20 minutes, then they all went to the pub next door to get drunk before the show.

    The most I really had to do was ride solos and occasionally check the tempo on my 2-tap delay. They basically handled things on stage, simply by adjusting their playing for each song.

    Afterwards, I asked the band members what they thought, or if they had any constructive criticism. I was expecting a few notes about how I hadn’t seemed to do much. All I got was “Nah man, it started off sounding good, and only got better as went. If we had the cash, I’d hire you for a tour.”

    [–] There isn't any Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in BikiniBottomTwitter

    The US only bars discrimination against protected classes; The specific wording is race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, country of origin. Those are our protected classes, which can’t be discriminated against.

    Anything outside of that is free game. And the Supreme Court has ruled that “sex” only covers the physical sex from birth. It doesn’t cover sexuality or gender identity. So you can’t discriminate against someone for being a woman. But you can discriminate against them for being a lesbian or a trans woman, because you believe they’re a guy in a dress and you don’t agree with that.

    And our SCOTUS is pretty conservative at the moment, and that likely won’t change anytime soon. So those decisions aren’t likely to change anytime soon. If it’s going to be changed, it’ll need to happen by changing the wording of the laws to add those to the protected classes. And with a conservative congress spearheaded by a conservative President, that isn’t going to happen any time soon.

    [–] C’mon guys Mic_Check_One_Two 4 points ago in NotMyJob

    /r/Tombstoning is for this exact scenario (bad ad/article/photo placement in newspapers) but the sub is totally dead.

    [–] The World's Fastest Man May Be Banned From The Olympics and World Championships Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in sports

    Wasn’t there a female wrestler who was recently banned for exactly this? And no, I’m not talking about the transgirl. I think there was a cis girl who was banned because her body naturally produces more testosterone than normal, so she had a natural edge over her competitors. I’m trying to find a link to an article, but it’s apparently been buried by all the “transgirl wins women’s wrestling championship” articles.

    [–] Defendant corrects victim about what was in her wallet that they stole and is promptly given a fine Mic_Check_One_Two 35 points ago in JusticeServed

    She was a judge. Now she’s an arbiter. Essentially, both sides agree to binding arbitration. This means they go in front of a (hopefully neutral) third party, who arbitrates their case and makes a decision. And both parties have agreed to follow whatever that arbiter decides.

    There have been a few big examples about binding arbitration in the news, actually.

    Uber is one. Their drivers agreed to binding arbitration in lieu of court when they signed up to be drivers. The drivers tried to start a class action lawsuit against Uber. Uber waggled their finger and pointed to that binding arbitration clause. They basically said “you can’t sue us in a class action; You need to go to binding arbitration instead.” And so thousands of drivers simultaneously went “Okay, bluff called” and submitted papers for binding arbitration. Uber stalled by refusing to pay for the arbiters, (which their contract said they would do.) So they basically were avoiding it going to arbitration by ensuring there were no arbiters to take their cases. Eventually, a court stepped in and told them to either pay for the arbiters, or they’d consider Uber in breach of contract and allow the cases to go to court. The arbitration was estimated to take decades, because they had to go through each case one at a time.

    Another big example (more recently) was the Equifax data breach. Equifax leaked personal info about millions of people. Then they created a credit monitoring service to allow people to watch their credit... But in order to agree to the credit monitoring, you also had to agree to binding arbitration, (meaning you couldn’t sue Equifax for leaking your info if your identity ever got stolen.) It had a lot of people pissed off, saying that Equifax was negligent in letting the info get out, then was penalizing the people whose privacy they had already violated.