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    [–] What social custom can fuck off? Yakb0 7 points ago * (lasted edited 12 hours ago) in AskReddit

    If you come in stating that you're looking to bail ASAP; most interviewers are going to end the interview just as quickly.

    It takes months to get a programmer familiar with our legacy codebase. If you're going to leave after 90 days, it's not worth our time to hire you.

    [–] PAX Unplugged mobile app? Yakb0 1 points ago in PAX

    It's in the sidebar on the schedule page.

    [–] Summer Tire Minimum Temperature Yakb0 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in cars

    It really depends on the tire, some summer tires are scary once it starts to get cold, others you just have to be careful with the throttle. Obviously there is eventually a point where any summer tire is unsafe to drive on. 40 isn't cold enough to physically damage the tire.

    Also, everyone has their own personal threshold for sliding around corners sideways.

    [–] What are some of the worst examples of the “We’ve always done it that way” mindset? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit

    That argument about mob rule only makes sense if the members of the electoral college can make their own decisions. They don't. Even if that was the original intention, at the moment they're tied to the popular vote in their state. (there are a handful of exceptions).

    [–] What are some of the worst examples of the “We’ve always done it that way” mindset? Yakb0 17 points ago in AskReddit

    Letter has an aspect ratio of 1.29

    Tabloid has an aspect ratio of 1.54

    The beauty of metric paper is that the next size is twice as big, AND has the same aspect ratio.

    https://www.papersizes.org/images/a-series-paper-sizes-1.jpg

    [–] What are some of the worst examples of the “We’ve always done it that way” mindset? Yakb0 3 points ago in AskReddit

    How would you feel if states decided to award their electoral votes based on the national popular vote? They are allowed to do that.

    [–] What are some of the worst examples of the “We’ve always done it that way” mindset? Yakb0 461 points ago in AskReddit

    Metric paper sizes all have the same aspect ratio. Thus, if you take a document and blow it up to the next size paper, it will fit.

    American sizes are

    Letter: 8.5 *11

    Legal: 8.5 * 14

    Tabloid: 11 * 17

    None of these have the same aspect ratio; so if you need to move from one size to another, you're going to get strange margins.

    [–] What are we living in the golden age of? Yakb0 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Not listed so far

    Galaxy Trucker Fun quick, real time ship building; and subsequent disaster. Imagine FTL if parts of your ship could and did fall off, and it was expected to end every round with 1/2 the crew dead, and 3/4 of the ship on fire.

    Coup Quick social deduction/bluffing game. Even if you get eliminated, a new round will start in a few minutes

    Tokaido Cute beautiful collection trip around Japan

    Power Grid The last place player goes first each turn. Jumping out to an early lead can cripple you, and there's always an intense amount of jockying for position. Not too far behind, but not in first either.

    Aquire A fairly simple game, and mostly random game but still fun. You build and combine hotels on a grid. You don't know if the tile you need is in the bag, or an opponent is hoarding it, or if they happen to have it, but don't understand that it's the lynchpin to your success.

    [–] What are we living in the golden age of? Yakb0 9 points ago in AskReddit

    Betrayal is a fun game, NOT a good one.

    The actions leading up to the haunt are almost always irrelevant. The haunts themselves are incredibly unbalanced, and there are always rules questions about how the mechanics are implemented. It's not a game you win through skill.

    That being said, it's a fun game to bust out every now and then, just to see what happens, and laugh at how the guy sitting next to you at the table gets comically killed off; the way a minor character dies in a cheesy horror movie.

    [–] What is your favorite, most ridiculous conspiracy theory? Yakb0 8 points ago in AskReddit

    DB Cooper.

    Ex military, had used a parachute before, had experience dropping things/people out the back of a 727 while in flight, and had connections in the CIA to cover everything up.

    George HW Bush meets all these criteria.

    Faul is also an amusing conspiracy theory. Especially since Paul McCartney has had FAR more critical and commercial success AFTER he supposedly died and was replaced with an imposer.

    [–] Wedding photographers of Reddit, what is the worst moment you’ve captured on camera? Yakb0 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Because their SO has looked the other way, blamed the other woman, put their hands over their ears and refused to discuss it, accused the person telling them of being interested in their boyfriend, etc... every other time it's happened.

    [–] I'm looking for online material about innovations in turbocharging (or forced induction) Yakb0 2 points ago in cars

    Twin scroll turbos have a wider effciency range. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbocharger#Twin-scroll

    Sequential turbos are much rarer.

    Production cars have turbos that run at much higher pressure than they used to. They also have turbos for midrange power, not just for the top end (and associated turbo lag)

    Electronic boost controllers allow for multiple boost levels, and if you get really fancy, it can vary by gear, or by time.

    [–] I'm looking for online material about innovations in turbocharging (or forced induction) Yakb0 3 points ago in cars

    You still see lots of positive displacement superchargers on Mustangs, and other domestic V-8s.

    [–] Left handed people of Reddit, what are some unexpected downsides (or upsides) of living in a world primarily designed for the Right handed? Yakb0 2 points ago in AskReddit

    There was a popular model of paintball gun (Tippmann A-5), that had a push pin safety RIGHT above the trigger. If the pin is pushed out on the right side, the safety is turned on, if the pin is pushed out on the left side, it's live.

    If you're a righty, you can keep your hand on the grip, and disengage the safety with your thumb, by pushing the pin to the right.

    If you're a lefty, the pin is sticking out, directly where your trigger finger knuckle is, and it's VERY easy to accidentally push the pin in, which engages the safety while you're firing.

    This is especially annoying, because there are so many other reasons a paintball gun can stop firing. Out of ammo, air tank is empty, bolt needs to be reset, clear a jam, etc... When you're under fire, stupid safety design is far down on your mental checklist of what could go wrong; especially if you have 3-4 different guns you've chosen to use that day.

    [–] Left handed people of Reddit, what are some unexpected downsides (or upsides) of living in a world primarily designed for the Right handed? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit

    The throttle and brake pedals have linear travel and no specific engagement point.

    A clutch pedal has an engagement point (at a certain point in the travel the clutch will finally start to grip onto the flywheel, and you have to know when that is, otherwise the car will balk), and non-linear travel. My car has a spring that only engages in the second half of the clutch pedal travel.

    [–] What video games are loved by almost everyone but you either consider mediocre or even bad? Yakb0 -1 points ago in AskReddit

    It felt like every character was the same lump of failure.

    If all the characters keep changing how they play; they all run together.

    The other part, is that I never got the hang of all the customization systems. It constantly felt like there was always something I was missing out on; and none of the characters really came into their own and were interesting to play.

    Also, I played the iPad port of FF Tactics, so the controls were NOT conducive to any long play sessions. It would be unfair to hold this against the game.

    [–] What video games are loved by almost everyone but you either consider mediocre or even bad? Yakb0 8 points ago in AskReddit

    FF Tactics has an extensive and well written story, and I like games that are like that.

    The specific theme, and the way it was told just REALLY grated on me.

    [–] What video games are loved by almost everyone but you either consider mediocre or even bad? Yakb0 29 points ago in AskReddit

    Final Fantasy Tactics

    The fact that everyone could be anything made it impossible to really care about any one character. Also there were so many long boring stupid soliloquies, about noblesse oblige; it felt like I was back in highschool english class.

    [–] What video games are loved by almost everyone but you either consider mediocre or even bad? Yakb0 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in AskReddit

    I got really tired of that game. It felt like every mission was.

    Run out and shoot waves of enemies, take cover until the equivalent of your shields recharge, continue on, and then fail the mission because of some outside criteria.

    The random stagecoach dragging missions were also annoying, because the enemy respawn mechanic didn't make any sense.

    I also really didn't like wandering around in the desert aimlessly, but disliking the western setting is just me, and not a legitimate complaint against the game.

    [–] Matt Farah spent about $40k turning a $10k into his dream canyon carver. With the same budget plan your dream build. Yakb0 1 points ago in cars

    Current car, plus $10k for a twin turbo setup, another $5k for a driveshaft, axles, E85 conversion, better shocks, a 3rd set of wheels with drag radials, a trailer hitch, etc...

    and I'd need a new transmission, roll cage, a second car to drive during the winter, etc...

    And that doesn't even touch the list of required equipment you need to run a <10 second car.

    [–] Sell me on PAX South Yakb0 8 points ago in PAX

    The BCEC is surrounded by nothing for anybody.