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    [–] Electrician rate Orwellian1 1 points ago in Construction

    100$/hr, per person, is pretty much the minimum for time, +materials. If you want the job as a firm bid, add 30%.

    [–] CMV: The right to property and the minimal intervention of state is more important than preserving heritage Orwellian1 1 points ago in changemyview

    All of organized society could be over-simplified into "infringing on the rights of the individual in support of common goals".

    My stance is that the rights of an individual are more important than common goals such as preserving heritage or environmental issues.

    I disagree, but can see the argument why you would elevate personal property over something as subjective as heritage. I do not understand the reasoning about environmental issues. In that, you are elevating a philosophical priority "property rights" over a practical need. Environmental issues are one of the most logical reasons to restrict personal freedom. Take the logical extreme: It would materially harm society if we did not restrict the "freedom" of a landowner to dump arsenic waste from their business into a creek.

    Maybe on the other extreme you can show an example where an undue burden is put on an owner over a minor environmental concern, but that only supports drawing a reasonable line (arbitrary) for application of regulation. I do not think your absolutist position is practical or beneficial in any reasonable scope.

    [–] Huh, this robot is sportier than me! Orwellian1 6 points ago in funny

    Probably speed of target acquisition and accuracy.

    [–] Study of 43,000 patients taking proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux (Prilosec, Nexium, etc.) shows 28-fold increase in reported chronic kidney disease and 35-fold increase in end-stage renal disease Orwellian1 1 points ago in science

    I have chronic gastritis to the point of vomiting 1-3 times a week after 2-4hrs of intense discomfort. I am down to 145lbs from my normal 165-170. I tried every possible diet and restriction, and have always been very physically active. I am just as likely to get sick from a salad as I am a cheeseburger. I had no change cutting carbs out, gluten, fats, dairy, or any other "healthy diet".

    A very strict PPI regime as per my specialist's orders has knocked the vomiting down to 1-3 times a month, and I think my issues are very slowly getting better.

    I too get annoyed at those who are dismissive of problems and assume lifestyle solutions. I am 40yrs old and never had any health issues at all until this cropped up. I guaran-fucking-tee any person with severe reflux, ulcers, or gastritis would change whatever elective lifestyle choices needed to fix themselves. The person you responded to is talking out their ass.

    [–] Study of 43,000 patients taking proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux (Prilosec, Nexium, etc.) shows 28-fold increase in reported chronic kidney disease and 35-fold increase in end-stage renal disease Orwellian1 3 points ago in science

    Every long-term therapeutic drug likely damages your body in some way. However, I do agree with the critique on the study that not having a (even theorized) mechanism for the risk increase substantially lowers the credibility of the conclusion.

    The only reason I don't get annoyed at the shallow over-reaction to studies like this (see top comments), is because they help prevent stagnation in pharma research.

    The fact that PPIs are fashionable to beat up on social media might prompt pharma to look for an even better compound. There is no way they would dump research into alternative treatments with PPIs being so damn effective, without the fear that they might be restricted in the future.

    [–] CMV: Social media banning/hiding "conspiracy theories" is insidious. Orwellian1 1 points ago in changemyview

    I don't have faith in a single company's ability to curate content consistently. I have faith that if the quality of experience drops too far, there will either be a competitor, or some other paradigm shift will happen. Youtube has a ton of issues right now. Let's be honest though, out of the gazillions of videos, it is a fractionally tiny percent that gets blown up all over reddit. Even of those "outrageous examples", only some of those getting attention are truly instances of unjust suppression with malice. I know I've dug into a few of them to find out there was a hell of a lot more to the story than the reddit headline and "I got demonetized" video admitted to. Internet culture loves their persecution. Youtube does a great "jack-booted thug" impression sometimes. It is a match made in heaven.

    Outside the angry teenage-young adult male demographic, nobody else has any idea there is even a controversy.

    [–] CMV: Social media banning/hiding "conspiracy theories" is insidious. Orwellian1 1 points ago in changemyview

    What are the consequences of a completely hands off approach? I could take some guesses, and it is worse than an occasional Loose Change reference. We have learned from experience, you have to manage and filter content if you want people to continue to use your site. There are certain personality types who will dominate any platform if left unchecked. Very generally, conspiracy nuts are very motivated and dedicated compared to the casual public. One person with an obsession (or a paycheck) can have more visibility and impact than 100 or 1000 "normal" people.

    [–] CMV: Social media banning/hiding "conspiracy theories" is insidious. Orwellian1 1 points ago in changemyview

    A common theme with ideological statements on Reddit is the desperate desire to have black and white positions and be logically consistent from one extreme to the other.

    You can't eat consistency. Being philosophically pure has no intrinsic value other than allowing one to feel smug and superior that they are hypocrisy free (nobody is if you get pedantic enough).

    It might be boring, but nuance and discretion are how the world works.

    Should social media remove every instance that fits the narrowest, literal definition of conspiracy theory? Nope.

    Does selective removal of some stories automatically lead to a dystopian future of completely sanitized content? Nope.

    Will there be unjust mistakes, and occasional biased abuse? Yup.

    I'm 40. I've heard every straight line projection of doom from every side for the last 20yrs of my politically aware adult life. None of it has come true. Human society is complicated. Behaviour is not predictable. The public does not act like some mathematical algorithm. Shit gets too crazy one way, it corrects back (usually too far) the other.

    Social media is the cause of many serious problems. It is also responsible for a ton of progress. Anyone insisting they know the best way to manage something as intrinsic to society as social media has become, is laughably naive.

    [–] Galaxy Fold by Samsung Orwellian1 1 points ago in videos

    g1 purchaser. Did not regret that one. That was back when I was insistent that I would always prefer a physical keyboard.

    [–] 2019 will see the dawn of the Singularity Orwellian1 1 points ago in singularity

    There are just a few more business considerations about the decision to invest in automation for a specific task than an owner thinking "I'd rather not pay that salary".

    [–] 2019 will see the dawn of the Singularity Orwellian1 2 points ago in singularity

    whoa boy... I thought that style of writing was an affectation of fringe blogs only. Do you actually speak/write in that style conversationally, or did you get lost on your way to your wordpress account?

    [–] 2019 will see the dawn of the Singularity Orwellian1 1 points ago in singularity

    Bad analogy. Conductors are immensely efficient in transportation of value per person. There is little to be gained in automating. there are ~50k engineers/operators in the US. There are 3.5 million truckers.

    52 billion in value moved by train. 721 billion by truck. the math is easy. $1 million per employee vs $200k.

    There is no big push to automate tasks that are already high value per person.

    [–] I turned my back for two minutes and they lifted my compressor sideways! Orwellian1 9 points ago * (lasted edited 17 hours ago) in HVAC

    If compressors were as delicate as many in this sub insist, the fail rate would require ten times the number of HVAC tech careers.

    The first time a manufacturer refuses warranty for something as chicken-shit as a compressor being on its side for a few minutes, they risk losing tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars in future sales as they lose a high volume account to a competitor. A manufacturer refusing to budge from the warranty text was the last straw causing us to switch primary brands. We are only a smallish residential company, setting ~1k/yr pieces of equipment, and still we get their regional rep trying to get us back every quarter with assurances the warranty decision was a mistake and they are much more flexible now.

    What is written in the fine print and how the industry actually works are two different things. I am getting convinced that a majority of the loudest in this sub are apprentices, counter sales, and students who are just repeating what they heard in some seminar or dealer training class.

    [–] Help with fabrication Orwellian1 2 points ago in metalworking

    what about a wound spring case for the spool that 4WL was at rest, 2W and 4WH were under tension? Then you have just one cable.

    [–] I stepped back from a task at work and had to take a photo! I like to think of it as the patina of impatience Orwellian1 1 points ago in metalworking

    I hear some people have these swirly lines on their finger tips that allow them to unlock phones based on the pattern. I'm not sure I believe it.

    [–] rfid-like options. What do current cars use for proximity unlock/start? Orwellian1 1 points ago in AskElectronics

    Thank you for the comprehensive answer. I agree, a low/high power mode sounds best left to a team of engineers, not my fumbling through salvaged electronics and variety packs of capacitors.

    Sounds like a conventional, good quality rfid reader is my best option. If it doesn't work from inside, I'll figure out an acceptable outside installation.

    [–] When I heard about the Finnish Universal Basic Income experiment Orwellian1 3 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    I don't mind having prisoners work for access to non-essential goods or services, but private business should have nothing to do with prisons. They should only produce goods or services to the public sector. Clothing or food for the poor, public works projects, etc.

    [–] rfid-like options. What do current cars use for proximity unlock/start? Orwellian1 1 points ago in AskElectronics

    I'd prefer not to. Something like that is the fallback. I don't actually know if installing a decent rfid reader inside will have trouble penetrating, I am just hesitant to buy one to experiment with if there is a better option.

    Are those car fobs rfid? I can keep my Nissan pathfinder key in my pocket and am still able to unlock the doors and start it.

    [–] rfid-like options. What do current cars use for proximity unlock/start? Orwellian1 2 points ago in AskElectronics

    Yeah, I kind of need that weird medium distance of 1-3 meters + some material penetration, but not "unlocked because Orwellian1 drove by".

    [–] When I heard about the Finnish Universal Basic Income experiment Orwellian1 1 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    I agree with all your points, but I think the use of the phrase "wage slavery" kills credibility.

    The only time you see it is from ranting Marxists with more fervor than practical understanding of society.

    [–] Huge New NSFW Dataset for Content Filtering Orwellian1 1 points ago in singularity

    There are some things that some people just don’t want showing up on their websites”

    Like the quote text color in the image? ;P