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    [–] Repeal Minimum Wage! selectrix 252 points ago in Libertarian

    Uh oh, looks like the post made it out of the echo chamber.

    But once again I have to say, good on the mods here for not banning dissenters like certain other political subs.

    [–] Blunt force trauma to the back of the hair style selectrix 16 points ago in MurderedByWords

    And yet despite that I'm sane enough not to go talking about sjws like they're a relevant thing.

    [–] Not all dads have penises selectrix 15 points ago in DadReflexes

    Looks like it was probably an accident- grandma got off-balance while catching the kid and was about to fall. You can tell she keeps up with her Tai-Chi though- it was a beautiful roll!

    [–] Pedals? Where were going we don’t need pedals! selectrix 2 points ago in WTF

    That's fair, freewheeling single gear bikes are a thing. I think that design's mostly used for extremely specialized stuff like downhill mountain biking though. And some kids' bikes.

    [–] Pedals? Where were going we don’t need pedals! selectrix 1 points ago in WTF

    Because the derailleur system- the thing that shifts gears- requires a certain amount of slack in the chain, the connection between the chain and the gears tends to be tighter on fixies, which makes for more efficiency in transferring power from your legs. So due to that and the slightly lighter weight, a fixed gear bike on a level track will be faster than a bike with multiple gears, all other things being equal.

    I've never really been a fan of them since I live in a place with hills, and I don't actually know how time trials compare when you take into account the greater acceleration and higher top speeds attainable with multiple gears. The act of shifting gears is necessarily a break in acceleration, but I'd imagine that disadvantage disappears over longer course lengths.

    [–] Judge Orders Review of All Provisional Ballots in Georgia Governor Race selectrix 8 points ago in politics

    weird how you think that judging people by their actions and beliefs is wrong somehow but ok

    [–] Trump Decides to Skip Arlington Ceremony Too selectrix 1 points ago in politics

    That sounds like a clear-cut, straightforward fact that should be easy to source, and it seems to be true. C'mon bud- other people shouldn't have to do this for you.

    [–] Trump plays golf in the rain but does not honor the troops in it. selectrix 1 points ago in pics

    So like many things he says there's a glimmer of truth to it, as though he caught bits a news report and decided to just make up the rest. It makes sense to think of the human body as having a finite number of heartbeats, but this is actually very different from having a finite amount of energy.

    When you exercise (if you're doing it right, anyway) you are essentially trading increased heart rate now for decreased heart rate the rest of the time. So while a sedentary person's heart rate might be 80 bpm for the whole day, the fit person would be up around 150 for an hour and then 60 for the rest of the day- meaning 115,000 beats per day for the sedentary person and only 92,000 for the active person. Roughly 20% difference, and you can see how it's significant even if the heart rate discrepancy is smaller or the increased heart rate from exercise is greater.

    [–] Trump plays golf in the rain but does not honor the troops in it. selectrix 14 points ago in pics

    The less money "rich" people pay the more room for employment they have from the money they saved

    You heard it here folks- rich people create jobs from the generosity and goodness of their hearts, not because of demand for the products and services their businesses produce.

    [–] PayPal is canceling accounts used by the Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, and antifa groups - PayPal said today that it will cancel accounts used by far-right group the Proud Boys as well as multiple accounts from anti-fascist groups. selectrix -5 points ago in technology

    The hilarious part is how socially inept one would have to be to not realize that this is how it's always been. Every society has ideas that are taboo, and a tendency to shun those who publicly express those ideas. Those taboos change over time- previously one might have been ostracized for expressing support for women's suffrage or gay rights, but because progressives fought to change those social norms they're no longer taboo. If conservatives want to fight to normalize the language of people like McInnis, they may very well be able to do so, but there has never been a society in which people are free to express any idea without social consequences.

    So to everyone out there concerned for free speech- is white supremacy and open bigotry the taboo you want to fight to vindicate? Or would it maybe be more worthwhile to focus the discussion around the numerous instances in which these companies cooperate with oppressive governments to shut down human rights related protests and the like? There's no lack of those.

    [–] PayPal is canceling accounts used by the Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, and antifa groups - PayPal said today that it will cancel accounts used by far-right group the Proud Boys as well as multiple accounts from anti-fascist groups. selectrix 2 points ago in technology

    The left, 20 years ago: "Hey it's actually pretty scary that 90% of media is owned by a handful of companies, it really gives them unprecedented power over cultural narratives and-"

    The right: "stfu college boy. Also, LIBERAL MEDIA!!!!"

    ___

    The right, now: "You know, these media companies have a scary amount of control over cultural narratives and-"

    The left: *eyeroll*

    [–] “South Park” apologizes to Al Gore and admits it was wrong about global warming selectrix 8 points ago in environment

    That's like claiming tarantino obviously supports murder because of his movies

    I'm not sure you understand how satire works. Or maybe I'm not remembering the scene where Tarantino satirizes the idea that murder is wrong.

    You don't typically mock stuff you believe in- do you think Jon Oliver or Trevor Noah have favorable opinions toward the people and ideas they mock on their shows?

    [–] “South Park” apologizes to Al Gore and admits it was wrong about global warming selectrix 5 points ago in environment

    Most people dont agree that we should all go vegan, shut down major sectors of the economy overnight, force everyone to stop smoking, stop reproducing, stop trading by boat.

    Well we wouldn't have to do any of that if you stubborn assholes had actually listened a few decades ago instead of mocking environmentalists and buying SUVs like crazy.

    At this point? Yeah, global veganism, shutting down the economy overnight, stopping population growth and trade *might* be enough to keep the world's coastal regions- where most people live- from flooding in the next century. Oh well.

    [–] K N E E S selectrix 1 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    Steel is valuable because it has high tensile strength- it can bend without breaking (or otherwise deforming) unlike iron. Something like cast iron has high compressive strenth- it's real hard. Also super brittle.

    [–] A gem from iFunny selectrix 20 points ago in 4PanelCringe

    And then there's the whole ongoing and worsening environmental catastrophe.

    [–] Gab.com goes down in wake of Pittsburgh shooting, after far-right social network is dropped by tech companies selectrix 0 points ago in news

    but the evidence says you must be.

    I'd love to see that evidence. All the evidence I see at the moment shows me trying to communicate a very simple point, and you two having mental blocks around it.

    [–] Gab.com goes down in wake of Pittsburgh shooting, after far-right social network is dropped by tech companies selectrix 1 points ago in news

    I have done my best not to be an ass in this conversation

    Coming from the guy who not only admitted to mindreading, but actually acknowledged how dickish it is. Unfortunate if that's your best.