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    [–] To protect the stick Ronnocerman 3 points ago in therewasanattempt

    A lot of it is if they see you walking out without the security tag on it, it gives a reason to suspect theft.

    You'd walk out without the tag on it if you went to the register and paid for it too, so that doesn't help.

    It's also trivial to slip the tag off without being noticed.

    There's no good reason for this.

    [–] Ideas for a new garage door opener? Ronnocerman 1 points ago in homeautomation

    Oh duh! I totally was trying to figure out how to make a reed sensor work reliably with a garage door. Tilt sensor! Of course! Thanks!

    [–] Alberta becomes 1st province to allow wireless electricity control in new homes Ronnocerman 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in homeautomation

    Probably 12 gauge, if you care.

    Edit: As pointed out by others, 14 is common for lighting. 12 is common for outlets. My whole house uses 12 instead of 14 for everything including lighting. YMMV.

    [–] Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity router data, like Wi-Fi name and password Ronnocerman 2 points ago in gadgets

    Oh. Fair. I thought that Comcast had included some kind of router in their modem for the hotspotting. You're right.

    [–] Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity router data, like Wi-Fi name and password Ronnocerman 1 points ago in gadgets

    The modems are generally the exact same as most people are purchasing anyway. Arris Surfboard modems are fantastic and that's typically what they rent out. I bought the exact same model of modem they were going to rent to me because it really was nearly top-of-class when we're talking about residential internet.

    [–] Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity router data, like Wi-Fi name and password Ronnocerman 2 points ago in gadgets

    Wifi transmission on the base station side uses a lot of power.

    That's what I said.

    The switching fabric speed has almost never been the limiting factor in consumer level network equipment, and you are ignoring overhead

    That's what I said.

    assuming a FLOP is 4 bytes transferred is a pretty bad assumption

    Best I got. I considered that to be a reasonable estimate within an order of magnitude. What I'm getting at is that the CPU power cost is vanishingly minimal compared to the radio power cost.

    [–] Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity router data, like Wi-Fi name and password Ronnocerman 2 points ago in gadgets

    we're still talking a couple dollars a year.

    10 Megaflops is approximately 1 watt. Assuming a FLOP is approximately equivalent to 4 bytes transferred, that comes out to about 40MB transferred per watt per second. That means a kilowatt hour would be 40MB * 1000 * 3600 = 144 TB transferred for ~14 cents. I have a feeling that the average user pays less than 1/100 of a penny in power costs as far as the CPU goes.

    I think transmitting data would be where the power cost comes from, but even that would probably be sub penny per person.

    [–] Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity router data, like Wi-Fi name and password Ronnocerman -1 points ago in gadgets

    So not only are you getting a lower quality device

    The modem isn't lower quality, though.

    [–] How do you naturally create long meaningful conversations instead of getting stuck into the small talk? Ronnocerman 3 points ago in AskReddit

    I just recently discovered the best conversation starter ever. It's mindblowingly simple, if a little bit transparent:

    What is something you could spend hours talking about?

    Then ask about that. Everyone has an answer to this question.

    Why is (that) important to you?
    When did you first take interest in (that)?
    How often do you (do something involving that)?
    Do you have friends you (do that) with?
    What do most people misunderstand about (that)?

    Try to get them to talk more than you talk. People appreciate that. Don't interview them, though, do talk about yourself too and definitely don't just ask questions.

    Find something about yourself you can relate to it. Does their interest take hard work? Talk about something you work hard at. Does it involve exhausting thought? Talk about something you do that involves deep concentration. Is it political? Well, they just brought up politics, so it isn't rude for you to continue that line.

    If they want to carry the conversation too (like on a date) they will almost always ask you the same question back and the conversation will continue.

    Turns out, it's better to be a little transparent about "I want to get to know you" than it is to go through small talk.

    [–] What are some medical myths that just need to go the fuck away? Ronnocerman 5 points ago in AskReddit

    Saccharin (Sweet 'n low) was the one that we thought might cause cancer for quite a while. Several countries banned it and some still do. I believe it was delisted as carcinogenic (in the USA) within the last decade.

    Either way, there may actually be some risk with some artificial sweeteners for people who are trying to avoid diabetes. It was found that some of them trigger insulin spikes in a similar way to sugar (Splenda and Ace-K). Aspartame, however, appears to be fine.

    [–] What's a dick move you still haven't quite gotten over? Ronnocerman 2 points ago in AskReddit

    The rational response to someone doing that is clearly to call her a "bitch", "fat cunt", "bitch", "bitch", and "fucking slut", then?

    This person seriously needs to get counseling.

    [–] What is just a placebo effect but most people don't realize? Ronnocerman 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Seriously. I don't get this. I've had vodka that tasted like sharpie before. May have been Barton's. I couldn't even drink it in OJ, and I like vodka. There is definitely a difference between vodkas.

    [–] What's a dick move you still haven't quite gotten over? Ronnocerman 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Not as bad as yours, but this just reminded me...

    I was going through a lot in 10th grade with my parents' bitter divorce. One of my teachers for an AP class had this system where we would turn in our work for grading on a particular day, get it back, then around 1-2 months later, the teacher would collect all the assignments that had been graded and actually enter the grades.

    Thing is, I always did the work, but I'd end up losing them in the next 1-2 months because I was awful at keeping track of things. Despite this, I had really good grades on his tests, but for this class homework counted for a ton. I ended up pulling a very high D+. I came to him and asked if there was anything I could do to flip it over to a C- so that it would actually count for college and so that I could actually attend the school I wanted to (my SAT scores were awesome, but my GPA was crap) and if I got a D in that class, it would mean that I didn't have the minimum required classes to get into the category of state school I wanted.

    He said that if I redid a certain month's homeworks (because I lost them by the collection time), he would give me a super small amount of partial credit, being enough to bring me up to a C- and have the class for college.

    I was ecstatic. I did all of them basically overnight. It was around 10 hours of work, and none of it was bullshitted. I worked my ass off. I went to turn them in to him the next day and he refused to take them, saying he changed his mind and that he felt that a C- "didn't represent the quality of my work in the class" and that it "just wasn't fair to other people who had worked harder".

    There was also an unofficial "rule" with this class that was well known and kind of hush hush that if you got a 4/5 on the AP exam, he'd revise your grade to a B and a 5/5 would mean he'd revise your grade to an A. I ended up getting a 4 and asked him about it and he still refused to change the grade to a C, despite him following that rule for other students.

    I mean, I get refusing, but I'm still so bitter about the fact that he said he would take that assignment late for like 1/10th credit to get me to a C-, then changed his mind after I did all the work.

    I ended up taking a self-paced remedial class after school that was basically rubber-stamped as far as grades go, and I collapsed the whole semester of work into around three weeks of hours upon hours of busywork. Got into a good enough college (in the class of state schools that I wanted) that I'm not disappointed.

    [–] Hubble watched a failed supernova turn into a black hole before its very eyes. These so-called "massive fails" (seriously) are thought to occur when the core of a star is so massive the exploding shell of gas cannot escape, and instead collapses back in on itself. Ronnocerman 23 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago) in space

    No, that's actually going to be the longest time period ever.

    Well, either you could say that it's instantaneous (not heat dead) to (heat dead) with no huge meaningful difference between the two, or it's as long as the age of the universe.

    There's not really a "duration" to it.

    Edit: It's kind of like asking "How long is the end of this song?". It begs the question of what you would consider to be "the end". Is it the first instant of no more sound? Is it the whole song because it's ending?

    [–] [Serious] LGBTQ+ redditors, if there was a form of conversion therapy that actually was effective and didn't involve any kind of abuse, would you do it? What factors would influence your decision? Ronnocerman 2 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in AskReddit

    If you compare LGBTQIA vs Intersex in Google Search Trends, we can look for spikes in LGBTQIA that one would expect to correlate with spikes in interest for Intersex (if 'I' means Intersex, which it does and always has). The reverse is not always true because if Intersex is mentioned, it doesn't always mean LGBTQIA gets mentioned, so we shouldn't necessarily expect to see spikes in Intersex imply a spike in LGBTQIA.

    As we can see, LGBTQIA spikes also have Intersex spikes for basically the whole time period: https://i.imgur.com/8cREkYR.png

    If you look at LGBTQIA vs Asexuality, they do not correlate at all until late 2014, when the LGBTQIA spikes finally start to result in spikes for searching "Asexuality". Until late 2014, it definitely meant "Allies", and that's about when the confusion started. (https://i.imgur.com/oGHj83X.png)

    Late 2014 to late 2015 is also when google search interest in "Asexuality" was at its peak, so it makes sense that this is when "A" started to mean "Allies or Asexual" instead of just "Allies".

    Edit: I haven't included 'Allies' as a search term because the word is too common.

    Edit2: Fixed second link.

    [–] [Serious] LGBTQ+ redditors, if there was a form of conversion therapy that actually was effective and didn't involve any kind of abuse, would you do it? What factors would influence your decision? Ronnocerman 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I am sexually attracted to women, yes. I'm actually polyamorous, so it doesn't really become an either-or situation for me. I'm not 100% certain how I feel about marriage yet. I might have kids in the future, but I have a strong preference for adoption anyway.

    As far as handling the feelings, not much has really developed so far. Someone being male is definitely a negative in my book by the fact that I wouldn't be interested in having sex with them, but I wouldn't suppress more emotional/romantic connections if they started to develop. I don't actively look to date men due to that hangup. If, for example, a gay guy was attracted to me and was okay with things not leading to sex, I could definitely see myself going on dates with them, giving physical affection, etc. Just couldn't see myself having sex with them.

    [–] [Serious] LGBTQ+ redditors, if there was a form of conversion therapy that actually was effective and didn't involve any kind of abuse, would you do it? What factors would influence your decision? Ronnocerman 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Don't put 100% weight into my take on it. This is just from what I've heard (and watched happen) from being a strong ally to the community, but people also strongly disagree with me on some parts so take it with a grain of salt.

    If you research it and find something different, LMK!

    I also identify as polyamorous, which I think is fair to include under Q, but I've gotten some hate for expressing that so I just call myself an ally usually.

    [–] [Serious] LGBTQ+ redditors, if there was a form of conversion therapy that actually was effective and didn't involve any kind of abuse, would you do it? What factors would influence your decision? Ronnocerman 8 points ago in AskReddit

    I usually identify as straight for convenience, but more accurately I identify as Biromantic, Heterosexual. This is because I could see myself having an emotionally intimate relationship with a guy (kissing, holding hands, etc.), but I'm just not into the idea of any kind of sex involving another guy's penis. This is probably what they mean.

    [–] [Serious] LGBTQ+ redditors, if there was a form of conversion therapy that actually was effective and didn't involve any kind of abuse, would you do it? What factors would influence your decision? Ronnocerman 13 points ago in AskReddit

    And queer includes Asexual.

    It was LGBT, then it was LGBTQ for Q as a catch-all for non-conforming sexual and gender identities. Then people added '+' for some reason, maybe thinking that the Q was meaning "Lesbian, Gay or Bi" despite them already being there. Then there was LGBTQIA for adding Intersex and Allies , but people mistook A for Asexual despite A being part of the Q to begin with but LGBTQIA was made for organizations to express that meetings welcomed non-LGBTQ(I) people who were supportive.

    [–] Magic Weapon or Bolt Ronnocerman 1 points ago in Mabinogi

    Assuming a +4CC Fire Wand and assuming 100 damage worth of damage enchants, the tradeoff point for Bolt Mastery instead of Magic Weapon Mastery is at about 310MA.

    This assumes no Hebona and no bolt mastery reforge.

    Assuming end-game (Hebona + 26 points of Bolt Damage reforge + 150 damage from enchants), the tradeoff for Meteor Strike Mastery is at around 1400 Magic Attack.

    Long story short: There are very, VERY, few situations where Bolt Mastery is worth it.