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    [–] Where are all the REAL gamers hqtitan 2 points ago in gatekeeping

    90s gamers

    *lists games released in the early 2000s*

    [–] What's going on with Ellen Page and Chris Pratt being anti-LGBTQ? hqtitan 3 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Unfortunately there are no same-sex couples in our congregation that I know of. I'm not homosexual myself, just someone who sees a problem with the church and wants to see change for my LGBTQ friends.

    [–] What's going on with Ellen Page and Chris Pratt being anti-LGBTQ? hqtitan 10 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    I haven't given up on the church. I currently attend a non-denominational church that still teaches the sinfulness of homosexuality, but I don't think the answer for me is to leave for a church with a more favorable view. I'd like to see the church change as a whole, and that can't happen if everyone with opposing views leaves to find a church that matches those views.

    [–] What's going on with Ellen Page and Chris Pratt being anti-LGBTQ? hqtitan 19 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Exactly. That hasn't really been my experience. I grew up in the Protestant church and have attended churches of many different denominations, some of them what would be called "mainline." The majority of these churches teach that homosexuality is sinful and, while some may not realize it, go so far as to be hateful toward members of the LGBTQ community. I don't know how you can practice a religion that teaches above most things to love your neighbor, and then go out and judge and hate an entire group of people.

    [–] What’s something you’re worried people will notice about your physical appearance that they actually hardly notice at all? hqtitan 11 points ago in AskReddit

    I've got a crooked nose, too! I actually didn't even notice myself until my early twenties when I finally figured out why I could never seem to get my glasses to fit quite right.

    [–] While camping on a tiny island in the Eastern Shore of VA we got lucky and saw this pretty lady laying her eggs by our campfire. hqtitan 1 points ago in CampingandHiking

    Most things are delicious if you haven't eaten for a few days. I don't think I could manage raw eggs unless I hadn't eaten for days and was truly starving, but at that point even insects would sound good.

    [–] Lucky clover hqtitan 38 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    Exactly. I bought my dad a hat 10 years ago, and he's never worn it. I asked him about it once, and he said he doesn't want to mess it up. So it sits in his collection of hats unworn so that it doesn't suffer the dirty, grimy fate of the hats he typically wears.

    [–] I don’t know the backstory hqtitan 2 points ago in CampingandHiking

    Make sure you learn more identifiers than color, though. Black bear can also have a cinnamon brown or a blonde coat.

    [–] Teachers of reddit, what is the smartest/most creative way of cheating that you've seen? hqtitan 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Most of my CS exams were like this. Most of our textbooks were electronic, so we'd bring our laptops. I used Google in pretty much every exam because that was easier than trying to find a specific paragraph in the textbook that gave a mediocre description of the topic anyway.

    [–] I really want to hike/camp alone since I'm not really social and love nature. Problem is, I'm really terrified of any potential animal encounters. hqtitan 3 points ago in Survival

    My dad got a Glock 20 recently, and it's not really for the bear or cougar. Any situation with them can typically be diffused by making yourself big and making a lot of noise, but wolves are a different story. Making yourself big, making noise, or even a whole can of bear spray isn't going to do much against a pack of wolves. But 15 rounds of 10mm might just save your life.

    [–] I really want to hike/camp alone since I'm not really social and love nature. Problem is, I'm really terrified of any potential animal encounters. hqtitan 4 points ago in Survival

    Make yourself big, yell, scream, throw things at it. Black bear are pretty timid, and as long as you're not between a mama and her cubs it's probably way more scared of you than you are of it.

    [–] I really want to hike/camp alone since I'm not really social and love nature. Problem is, I'm really terrified of any potential animal encounters. hqtitan 6 points ago in Survival

    In a national park, I probably wouldn't make any attempt at warning someone. I spent a summer in Yellowstone and saw countless tourists walk up within yards of grizzlies and bison with calves, and heard stories from our guests of how they tried to ride bison. At this point I probably tend to overestimate human stupidity without a second thought.

    [–] Celebrating with the kids too hqtitan 21 points ago in wholesomememes

    I remember playing that clothes pin game at harvest parties and church events as a kid. I don't know where it came from, but I haven't heard about it since I was probably 6 or 7 years old.

    [–] What should every 18-year-old know? hqtitan 12 points ago in AskReddit

    Yeah, I felt terrible about the thought that if I died my mom would owe the remaining balance with no way to pay it. I worked hard to get those private loans paid off as soon as I could.

    [–] Tree blocked the only way out of Uwharrie yesterday! hqtitan 1 points ago in Jeep

    Oh boy, that made me nervous. My dad was doing this once when I was little, and the tree popped up and smashed the windshield.

    [–] the girl is babysitting the babysitter hqtitan 1 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    Rewatching Pinochio as an adult was more traumatizing to me than it ever was as a kid. There's so much there that I just didn't get as a kid that really threw my brain for a loop this time around.

    [–] Warcraft III is cheaper than a Faction Change hqtitan 2 points ago in wow

    Hmm, I don't think you understand how relational data works. Your character name is literally just a display string. Any data on the back end is going to use some sort of static ID so you don't have to worry about updating a name in a whole bunch of places when it changes. Those names on the friends lists aren't stored as a list of names for each player. It's going to be some kind of relational schema stating that player ID x is friends with players y and z. All the names are looked up in real time when your client requests the data from the servers (naively assuming no caching here).

    [–] Father Passed - Taking Over My Student Loans HELP hqtitan 1 points ago in personalfinance

    Great Lakes is one of a couple servicers for federal student loans. Did you accept any subisidized or unsubsidized loans as part of your financial aid award package? You should have signed promissory notes and exit notes for these if you did.

    Since you say that one is in your name, your parents likely didn't know about it. I know my parents weren't able to see any of my financial aid information unless I provided documentation saying that they were authorized to be given the info.

    [–] Credit pulls can only happen with your Social Security Number! hqtitan 4 points ago in personalfinance

    If I'm not mistaken, property sales are public records. I'd imagine they watch the sale records and pay a visit to recently sold properties.

    [–] What’s your “thank god that’s over with and I never have to do it again” thing in your life? hqtitan 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Add on to this attending the wrong class all semester and realizing halfway through the final that you've been in the wrong class all semester. Man, I thought my dad's stories about his nightmares about his high school tracking him down and telling him he failed a class and didn't actually graduate were crazy talk. But math is the one thing that almost kept me from getting my degree and I still get nightmares about not passing for one reason or another and not being able to graduate.

    [–] Still in the planning stages but this feels relevant. hqtitan 22 points ago in 4x4

    It didn't faze them when I asked for oversized tires for my Jeep, but it took a month and multiple misorders to actually get them. I'm seriously debating if I even want to deal with Discount Tire again in the future. I'd rather pay extra to go to the local guy who actually cares enough to get it right.

    [–] Deleting track bars hqtitan 1 points ago in WranglerYJ

    I've got a '95 2.5, and I've been running no track bars since I did the 2.5" lift on it three years ago. I had no noticeable difference running on the freeway, even at 70 mph everything still feels pretty tight and no wobble. Keep in mind that's with all terrains and not knobby mud tires.

    [–] Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace - Even the experts disagree exactly how much tech like AI will change our workforce. hqtitan 4 points ago in technology

    Oregon still requires attendants in all but rural counties. I think it's a county-wide population of less than 48k don't require attendants so the stations can stay open 24 hours. Try to pump your own gas in the greater Portland area, though, and you'll still get yelled at.

    [–] If the only reason you pay for Amazon Prime is because of 2-day shipping, there is a good chance it's a smarter financial move for you to cancel it than continue. hqtitan 18 points ago in personalfinance

    The carriers in my experience are pretty careless a out how and when they mark deliveries. I had one yesterday that got marked as handed directly to resident, but it got left around the side of the house where they've never left them before without ever knocking on the door. I thought I was going to have to deal with a stolen package claim until I went to take my garbage out and saw it leaning against the house.