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    [–] UPDATE-A CB shows me who my really friends are. Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in ChoosingBeggars

    That's actually pretty close. The idea is that everyone brings a gift and you draw numbers to see who gets to pick a present from the pile.

    Oftentimes, groups will do things to make it more interesting. Things like making all of the gifts jokes, or allowing someone to "steal" the gift from the person who just picked, rather than picking from the pile, (and the person who got stolen from has to pick another one from the pile.) But they're all just variations of the same thing: Bring one gift, and pick one gift from the pile.

    [–] Kids These Days Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in DnDGreentext

    The stick is a mimic. The trap is a mimic. The gold piece is a mimic. Everything is fucking mimics.

    [–] Kids These Days Mic_Check_One_Two 4 points ago in DnDGreentext

    Three chests in a room. Two are mimics. Party beats both mimics, and cautiously approaches the third chest. It's real. Along with the treasure, it also has a note that reads "don't let the door hit you on the way out!"

    Party proceeds to murder a regular door, thinking it's a mimic. Then they get attacked by the rug underneath the door.

    [–] Kids These Days Mic_Check_One_Two 2 points ago in DnDGreentext

    The gold piece was a mimic. It jumps at you as soon as your hand gets near. So does the trap, as it was also a mimic.

    [–] Boy has nothing to eat,but when given two lolipops,he offered one to photographer. Mic_Check_One_Two 12 points ago in pics

    The only way I’ll ever own a home is when my parents die and leave me theirs...

    Cries in millennial

    [–] How a management consultant fired himself... Mic_Check_One_Two 15 points ago in ProRevenge

    Yup. The way I’ve heard it described is that you explain your code, line by line, to a rubber duck. The idea is that the duck has no understanding of how to code, so you need to translate each line as if it were an ELI5. And in translating, you’ll often find errors you had missed before. Even a single missed/misplaced semicolon could make or break your code. Translating it forces you to look at the code one piece at a time.

    [–] DM Doesn't tell players about saving throws Mic_Check_One_Two 48 points ago in rpghorrorstories

    For real. If this sort of thing happened in my group, the entire party would start some /r/MaliciousCompliance bullshit and roll every saving roll for every single little thing. Monster attacks? Every saving throw. Enemy casts a spell? Every saving throw. Walk into a new room? Every saving throw. Talk to an NPC? Every saving throw. Et cetera, et cetera... Each throw done one at a time, and meticulously checked with the DM to see if it saves you from anything.

    After all, that NPC you’re talking to might have some sort of mind control spell, and you need to roll an INT check to see if you shrug it off.

    [–] I’m fucking quitting my company Mic_Check_One_Two 13 points ago in talesfromsecurity

    So our security was having issues with people being booked for extremely long shifts with no scheduled breaks. They see “one person at door A, 9AM-11PM” and they’ll book one person on that door for the entire day. No bathroom breaks, no meal breaks, no second shift relief halfway through the day, no float person to fill in while others took breaks. Just one person straight through, 9A-11P.

    And our building refused to say anything to the company, because they had their door guarded from 9A-11P. But the admin people weren’t the ones who knew the guards. They weren’t the ones who were on the ground working while the guard was posted at that door from 9A-11P.

    Eventually, the guards collectively agreed to just start taking their breaks, as their contract allows, relief be damned. And I agreed to make the phone call to management every time it happened. Not to get them into trouble, but to point out how people needed breaks and it was unreasonable to expect them to sit in one spot for 14 hours a day without even a bathroom or meal break.

    Now whenever we have a building full of guards, they also schedule someone to float around and fill in whenever someone needs a break. Guards are much happier, are more alert, and are able to actually focus on their jobs rather than focusing on how much they need to pee.

    [–] How a management consultant fired himself... Mic_Check_One_Two 122 points ago in ProRevenge

    I’ve called this the rubber duck theory. The story is that there was a website designer who was going to send a design for approval. But the manager he had to pass it through would feel the need to change something. Even though the manager knew nothing about website design, they had to feel like they were leaving their mark on the project. So the designer put a row of super gaudy animated clip art rubber ducks right at the top of the page.

    When it got sent off, the manager returned with “it all looks great... But remove the ducks at the top of the page.” By giving the manager something super obvious to change or critique, the designer got the design that they originally wanted.

    It’s also famously been used in movies, to get the rating that the director wants. If their movie is bordering in the edge of PG-13 and R, they’ll throw in some sort of gory horror porn scene, right before some more tame (but also R rated) scene. When they get the rating back, they have a chance to talk with the raters. All of them will point to that one scene as why it got the R rating, completely forgetting about all the other R rated stuff in the movie. They’ll basically go “how about we straight up cut out that particular scene, and you change it to PG-13 instead?” Boom, they got their PG-13 rating with R rated content.

    [–] Trump took Putin's word over US intelligence on North Korea Mic_Check_One_Two 0 points ago in worldnews

    I’m not saying it was good or bad. I’m just saying that a lot of voters felt personally attacked when the nominee they had invested everything in failed to get the vote. And naturally, that caused many of those people to turn against the party they felt had caused it.

    [–] Maybe Maybe Maybe Mic_Check_One_Two 2 points ago in maybemaybemaybe

    What the fuck just happened? Did the reddit bots decide to have a conversation with each other?

    [–] Trump took Putin's word over US intelligence on North Korea Mic_Check_One_Two 7 points ago in worldnews

    I turn 40 this year, my MOM was 2 during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    People tend to forget that 1999 was 20 years ago.

    [–] Trump took Putin's word over US intelligence on North Korea Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in worldnews

    There were actually a lot of spite-votes for Trump from Bernie supporters. Democrats wanted something new. They were tired of the existing system. Bernie was it. Then when Bernie got knocked off in the primaries, those Bernie supporters saw Hillary as the embodiment of the very system they despised.

    [–] Woman With Womb Transplanted From Deceased Donor Successfully Gives Birth Mic_Check_One_Two 1 points ago in Futurology

    Yup, was going to say the same. The only real reason you’d do this is so you could say that you physically gave birth to the child... And that’s for no other reason than ego. A surrogate using your own eggs would be far less risky. It’s cool that it’s possible, but I’m hesitant to say that it’s a good idea; There are a ton of extra risks involved.

    [–] YouTube channel that uploads piano tutorials has been demonetized for "repetitious content" Mic_Check_One_Two 2 points ago in videos

    Eh, that was largely because reddit was tired of not having a good image hosting site. All of the available options were either paid subscription services to host your images, or were plagued by malicious browser-capturing ads. Eventually, a redditor went “ya know what? I can make a better image hosting site! With blackjack! And hookers!” It was made specifically for reddit, and porn was just an inevitability because reddit likes a lot of porn.

    [–] YouTube channel that uploads piano tutorials has been demonetized for "repetitious content" Mic_Check_One_Two 2 points ago in videos

    The 360 had an HDDVD tray at one point. But it quickly became apparent that Blu-ray was going to win, and Microsoft abandoned the idea after a year or two of awful sales numbers.

    [–] What everyday household items are actually way more dangerous than we give them credit for? Mic_Check_One_Two 3 points ago in AskReddit

    For those who don’t know what it means: Don’t google it. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Like pulling off a glove.

    [–] [2019/02/15] Fringe YouTuber ‘Furry Potato’ Shot While Filming Guard Outside LA Synagogue (Los Angeles, CA) [X-Post from /r/dgu] Mic_Check_One_Two 4 points ago in amibeingdetained

    Nope. If the situation doesn’t warrant immediate deadly force, you shouldn’t have your weapon out. Full stop. End of statement. You don’t even draw until you’ve already decided that you’re going to fire. I said it once, and I’ll say it again; Using a gun to intimidate or deescalate a situation is something Hollywood made up.

    [–] [2019/02/15] Fringe YouTuber ‘Furry Potato’ Shot While Filming Guard Outside LA Synagogue (Los Angeles, CA) Mic_Check_One_Two 8 points ago in dgu

    This guard needs prison. I’m all for defensive gun use. Have my CCW. But holy shit, this guard’s actions were gross negligence endangering human life at best, and attempted murder at worst.

    [–] [2019/02/15] Fringe YouTuber ‘Furry Potato’ Shot While Filming Guard Outside LA Synagogue (Los Angeles, CA) [X-Post from /r/dgu] Mic_Check_One_Two 3 points ago in amibeingdetained

    The guard should actually be prosecuted for attempted murder. I’ve dealt with 1A auditors before. Yes, they’re annoying. Yes, they try to get you to escalate things so they can play the victim. But this guard shouldn’t even have his weapon drawn. The fact that we don’t see anything leading up to this is suspicious... But even in my home state, (which has self defense and CCW laws way more lax than Cali, where this happened,) simply having a permitted concealed weapon visible will be a bigger charge than carrying it concealed without a permit.

    The first rule of carrying concealed is that you don’t draw your weapon unless you’re 100% committed to killing whatever you aim at. If the situation doesn’t warrant that, it’s not bad enough for you to have your weapon out to begin with. Your weapon is never used to intimidate or to deescalate a situation; That’s something Hollywood has made up. Just like shooting to wound. It’s a myth. Simply drawing it is considered a use of deadly force. So if the situation didn’t need immediate deadly force, you shouldn’t have had your weapon out in the first place.

    [–] [2019/02/15] Fringe YouTuber ‘Furry Potato’ Shot While Filming Guard Outside LA Synagogue (Los Angeles, CA) [X-Post from /r/dgu] Mic_Check_One_Two 9 points ago in amibeingdetained

    That was my guess as well. I don’t think he actually meant to fire. But he did, and tried to back it up with “that was a warning shot.” Anyone who has ever taken any kind of CCW class will tell you that warning shots are a myth; You shouldn’t even have your gun drawn until you’re 100% sure that A) the situation warrants it, and B) You’re 100% committed to destroying whatever you aim at.

    It obviously varies state by state. But my state has way more lax laws about CCW than Cali does... Let me break down how this would happen in my state: If this guard actually meant to fire, and it was an intentional warning shot? Hoo boy, he’s gonna have a whole list of charges, with attempted murder right at the top of the list. The best he would hope for is negligent discharge, brandishing a weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and gross negligence charges. Just the brandishing alone would be enough to put him away for a while. And again, Cali’s laws are even more strict than my state’s. I have no doubt that this security guard is going to pound-you-in-the-ass federal prison for a long time.