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    [–] TIL that Neil Armstrong earned his Masters in Aeronautical Engineering in 1970...AFTER landing on the moon RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 points ago in todayilearned

    Everything was easier back then. The CFO of the company I worked for out of college in had been a CFO for twenty years before getting a Masters degree. He began his career in the 80s I think.

    The person I replaced in 2011 was the lowest ranked person in the entire finance department and he had a Masters in Finance.

    [–] A $21,634 bill? How a homeless woman fought her way out of tow-company hell RikerT_USS_Lolipop 15 points ago in BasicIncome

    In Philadelphia there was outrage over a tow company removing No Parking signs, waiting for a car to park, putting the sign back up, and then taking the car. Over and over. There was even a reality show that pitted citizens against the Parking Authority. I never saw an episode but I know someone who was on it as an angry citizen.

    [–] Families before the introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960’s RikerT_USS_Lolipop 27 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    Her bones are about as strong as wet cardboard at this point. The calcium leeches out with every one.

    [–] If Guinan joined Enterprise because of Time's Arrow, then how could she be on the ship in Yesterday's Enterprise? RikerT_USS_Lolipop 16 points ago in DaystromInstitute

    Maybe in the original timeline she was on the Enterprise by coincidence. Then the times arrow event happened, and that caused her to end up on the Enterprise on purpose.

    Like, Marty McFlys parents named him Marty. Then he went back in time, made his moms panties wet, made a man out of his father, and they named their son Marty after him.

    [–] Missing the Gym RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 points ago in FitToFat

    Her face looks like a mans face now.

    [–] A $21,634 bill? How a homeless woman fought her way out of tow-company hell RikerT_USS_Lolipop 25 points ago in BasicIncome

    I find it baffling that tow truck drivers aren't massacred every single weekend.

    You figure a driver pulls five cars in a night. Twenty of these guys working a single night means one of them cross the 1%er of unhinged and impulsive assholes. Two Hundred of them means somebody is fucking with the .1% of psychopaths.

    [–] Jackie Mitchell, the only female pitcher to strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, 1931 RikerT_USS_Lolipop 4 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    Batting averages are how we traditionally measure a batters consistency. It's useful to use that metric if the goal is to determine whether Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig fullfill the claim that:

    Not many male pitchers could strike out both of them.

    .3 is an acceptable batting average. But the quote is not even remotely true.

    [–] Food Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [17:49] RikerT_USS_Lolipop -1 points ago in mealtimevideos

    Food waste is a very real, objectively measurable problem. Just sounds like you’re ignorant on the issue and have never read anything on it whatsoever.

    John Oliver just set out to educate me and I still don't see the problem. I clearly paid attention. Why don't you fill me in on the negatives I missed?

    People are food insecure when food is rotting on the ground is a result of a broken system of distribution and exchange. Once again, you’re belligerently ignorant of basic political economics.

    I said the problem is Capitalism.

    Good food rots due to a broken and unsustainable supply chain ysyem. Again, you’re uneducated on basic topics.

    No it doesn't. Our modern food supply chain and overall logistics are a marvel. You have putting a man on the moon, the internet, and supply chain management. That's what modern civilization has accomplished. It's unbelievable how good it is.

    The reason we have food rotting in stores is because we produce more than we need so that it's always available to people who have the money. And the reason food rots after we take it home is because we don't actually want to eat vegetables and fruits but we convince ourselves we ought to.

    [–] Somewhere in pi, there is the date and time of your death, your social security number, and both of those side by side. RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 points ago in Showerthoughts

    A more interesting showerthought is that somewhere in the decimals of Pi is the code for an AI which is as cognitively superior to us as we are to mitochondria.

    [–] Food Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [17:49] RikerT_USS_Lolipop -5 points ago in mealtimevideos

    To be honest this looks like a made up problem because they didn't have anything else to air. I'll try to address the points in the video in order.

    It makes methane when it decomposes.

    Okay, wasting food is bad. We shouldn't buy food we aren't going to eat.

    Lots of people are hungry and food insecure.

    That is a consequence of them being poor. It's not like we went to the grocery store and took all the food out of their shopping cart and threw it away. Throwing away less food won't help them.

    Look at all this Kale in the garbage!

    There is a reason they showed a lot of footage of Kale and leafy greens. It's because people are guilted into thinking they should "eat more healthy" so while at the grocery store they buy shit they think they ought to eat. It sits in their kitchen because they don't really want to eat it. If you want to stop this food waste then recognize that Capitalism is the problem. You want to sell shit. Point blank. How do you do this? You convince people who don't want what you're selling that they do with marketing campaigns and prominent displays in grocery stores.

    One product by this brand has a sell by date, a different product has a consume by date, and another instance of the second product just has a date because the words "sell by" rubbed off. But I'm going to pretend like there are three different standards here so that things look unmanageable!

    Just because the date is an estimate that doesn't mean you should ignore it. There are lots of reasons why food might last more or less time than predicted. Food poisoning is fucking terrible. And when the date passes but you don't see any mold that doesn't mean the food is safe to eat.

    Watch me go under cover and find out whether this grocery store donates their unsold merchandise.

    It's a dick move to pretend like an innocent customer just 'by golly' wondering what happens to food, and then asking the fucking guy stocking produce questions like "have you ever been sued before?". Finding out that nobody has ever been sued for that doesn't mean you #got'em. That is some guy trying to do his job parroting whatever bullshit he has heard before that he thinks might get this douchebag to go away. Proving him wrong is not getting a point for your side and your disingenuousness makes you an asshole.

    Look at these landfills full of burgers.

    I saw Kale and other shitty vegetables that consumers don't really want to eat but are convinced for a fleeting second they ought to want to eat in the trash. Nobody ever threw away an edible bacon cheeseburger.

    [–] Your Targets are 2 Dumb American Women RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 points ago in funny

    I actually expected her to call down a nuke.

    [–] What did you do sexually with your first partner that you only realised wasn't normal when you got into a new relationship? RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 points ago in AskReddit

    When he was alone with women he would ask them if he could jerk off in front of them. Some of them said yes and watched, some of them said no and left. Others said nothing and watched. People are mad because they could have felt pressure to say yes for the sake of their career, though to be fair I don't recall any of them actually working for him in any capacity. It was just a, "this guy is successful in this line of work, I bet it would be good for me to not turn him down." type of assumption that some of them may have had.

    [–] ELI5: Why do humans have a main arm? Could that have been beneficial for survival purposes in the past? RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Children who were naturally left handed and forced to be right handed by neurotic and superstitious adults grow up to be more clumsy than children left to choose their own dominant side.