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    [–] What if you’ve got a smart fridge rtmfb 5 points ago in funny

    This thread needs more top level posts asking how to get Netflix without paying.

    [–] POST-Episode Discussion - S2E05 "Saints of Imperfection" rtmfb 1 points ago in startrek

    TOS talked about humans having different esper ratings, so it's not unprecedented.

    [–] LPT: Help protect your grandparents from scammers by saying your name when they answer the phone. rtmfb 1 points ago in LifeProTips

    I mean befuddled more in the sense that he's kind of aimless and wandering since my mother died. He's lost direction and drive. His wits are still fine.

    [–] ELI5: What’s the difference between a mafia and cartel? rtmfb -1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Game theory is a far more wide ranging area of study than just how it applies to cartels collapsing.

    [–] ELI5: Why has ‘of’ replaced ‘have’ rtmfb 7 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in explainlikeimfive

    I'm a former math teacher.

    One important detail you're missing is that languages change over time. Words get new uses and meanings. It's really not worth tilting at windmills trying to force other people into some prescriptivist interpretation of grammar.

    I don't like a lot of the examples you used, either, but it's not my place to correct people, except with the possible exception of specific mathematical terminology in my classroom. And even then if meaning is conveyed, the language is successful and I don't think it's worth the pedantry. While it's entertaining to revel in being technically right on the internet, in face to face interactions it just angers people.

    [–] LPT: Help protect your grandparents from scammers by saying your name when they answer the phone. rtmfb 11 points ago in LifeProTips

    I'm not sure if he called the police. It looks like someone got his ebay info and bought a couple little things to see if he was watching. He's not very net or tech savvy, and has a hard time grasping that this kind of activity exists. And he's been growing increasingly befuddled since my mother died 9 months ago. His being nearly completely estranged from all of his other children and leaning on me way more than I am comfortable with doesn't help matters.

    [–] Seen this piece of gold today. I can’t stop laughing. rtmfb 1 points ago in gaming

    It just gets reposted every time Skyrim comes out on a platform.

    [–] AITA for last-minute telling the parents I’m supposed to babysit for that I can no longer do the job? rtmfb 9 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA. Our whole society is far too lax about quarantining ourselves while sick. I understand why some workers feel like they have no choice but to work while sick, but these parents have no excuse.

    [–] LPT: Help protect your grandparents from scammers by saying your name when they answer the phone. rtmfb 18 points ago in LifeProTips

    Someone just tried to get my 65 year old stepdad recently. They charged a couple things that were a buck through ebay. He called me up, thinking my 10 year old son had bought them when he was over his house last. Except it was a gel pen and my son abhors arts and crafts. It took a frustrating amount of time to explain what was probably happening to him.

    [–] Apex Legends rtmfb 15 points ago in funny

    The best part of Robocop is it has become a utopian vision of Detroit.

    [–] Apex Legends rtmfb 32 points ago in funny

    She's hot, but she has nothing on Blothar the Berserker.

    [–] Apex Legends rtmfb 21 points ago in funny

    I don't know how anyone can watch their videos and all the obvious artistic thought that goes into them and think they're just a couple of dumb zeff...whatever the term is, I learned all my SA slang from them and can't remember it...

    [–] AITA to be creeped out by how a waiter treated my daughter and for making her say thank you? rtmfb 14 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Too many people spend so much time worrying about stranger danger that they ignore the majority of bad things done to kids come from someone the child knows.

    [–] What are your unpopular Star Trek opinions? rtmfb 3 points ago in startrek

    But where's the opinion? This is all fact.

    [–] What are your unpopular Star Trek opinions? rtmfb 5 points ago in startrek

    The Queen did not first appear in Voyager. First Contact was her first appearance.

    Aside from that clarification, I agree with you completely. She was a terrible addition to the Borg.

    [–] AITA for not telling my SO that I am a millionaire? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    YTA. If my wife pulled this on me, I would have serious difficulty trusting her for the rest of our marriage. Which would probably not be that long.

    Also, I'm curious. Was there a pre-nup? How would that even work?

    [–] AITA to be creeped out by how a waiter treated my daughter and for making her say thank you? rtmfb 698 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    YTA. That first man did not want to talk to your daughter. The fact that you misread that interaction makes me seriously question your interpretation of the waiter.

    [–] Would You Like A Star Trek Series Focused On The Perspective Of The Other Humanoid Races? rtmfb 2 points ago in startrek

    I would be most interested in learning about some of the less developed members of the Federation. Tellarites come to mind first, since they're the founding species we know the least about. I had hoped after S1 of Discovery the new captain would be a Tellarite, since they went to the trouble to redesign their makeup. I would have also been happy with an Andorian.

    What I don't want is Klingons, Cardassians, Vulcans, or Ferengi. They've been developed enough.

    [–] AITA for finding out my crush is trans and not being attracted to him anymore? rtmfb 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA. There is a lot to attraction and sex that is more instinct than rational, and people can't just necessarily will themselves into arousal to avoid being called bigoted. I consider myself an ally, but I would feel about the same in your situation. Trans folk have a challenging road, and far too many people opine on their business when it's not warranted, but potential sexual partners are one of the few groups of people who I feel deserve at least a heads up, especially if the trans person is on the more successful end of the passing as what they want to spectrum.