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    [–] That’s gotta hurt. xavierwest888 1 points ago in memes

    I don't think anyone said they don't care about it, I think people are disappointed that every year youtube has the chance to represent the best of their creators that have been working on videos for years and have made amazing entertainment for millions and instead of honouring them youtube ignores them for whatever latest pop fad of click bait, screen filling, ad generating, nonsense is on the list for the next 24 hours before they fall flat to the next fad.

    [–] During my first year as a teacher, I confiscated a phone from an 8th grader. This was their screensaver. xavierwest888 0 points ago in funny

    Google: Spongebob in dress, save image, upload to reddit, yeah a really hard line of events they would have had to done to make this story believable right here...

    [–] I messed up my high school, messed up my undergraduate and had to go gain working experience for a decade but now I'm 30 and half way through a PhD in science AMA especially on career and education advice xavierwest888 1 points ago in AMA

    You're right it is really difficult to advise you on so little information, having said that I can give you maybe two broad ideas that could at least be a helpful start;

    1) Dreams are for the financially well off, kinda depressing but true that if you chase dreams you have to prepare yourself for being likely less well off than others. Example, having done science which is a subject I love I am a lot poorer than my fellow students who studied a more profitable (all be it dull) subject like accounting. If you can afford it or don't have huge dreams of wealth go for something you personally prefer, if money is an important factor for you then find a more safe course, neither answer is right it's just a personal choice.

    2) Go get married, have fun but hold off on a child for now. It is almost impossible to make the most out of study with a baby in your arms and you're very young, you could easily wait many years before having a child, easily enough time to go back to and complete school.

    That's about all I can say right off the top of my head, if you want to chat more about it I can give a lot more insight if you tell me more details about yourself. Feel free to comment or IM me, I'm more than happy to help you out as much as I can.

    [–] Do some scientists believe in souls? xavierwest888 5 points ago in AskScienceDiscussion

    I mean, there are some not so credible scientists claiming all sorts of crazy things, that's hardly a defence. That's why they are not so credible.

    [–] This guy is the next David Blane xavierwest888 1 points ago in funny

    I mean, you can clearly see the apples in his hand most of the time as they are too big for him to close his fingers enough.

    [–] Lets Learn Vietnamese together!!! xavierwest888 0 points ago in funny

    I know it's a video for laughs and I'm being too serious but I found it a little frustrating that when whenever she actually speaks in Vietnamese there are so many sound effects and sound distortions + massive echo effects that I can't actually hear what she's saying so it kinda fucking ruins the whole point of the video.

    [–] [What If?]If someone could multiply the density of any object they touch by as much as 10x, would they be able to throw objects like playing cards and pencils and have them be lethal? xavierwest888 1 points ago in AskScienceDiscussion

    No it wouldn't work, by increasing the density of the object you've increased its mass so although the object is moving quickly when thrown the moment the 'density' was to increase the speed would drop.

    Formula would be for momentum;

    p = m * v

    So if the density (mass) increased by x10 then the velocity would decrease by x10 so it would get very heavy but very slow at the same time and loose it's lethality. Basically you would put the same energy into the any thrown object but that energy would be less effective when you're throwing a bowling ball than a small stone.

    What you need is to increase the energy of the object your throwing but you can't say he 'makes energy' as all energy in the universe is constant and you say that and you'll be laughed at. What you could do though is transform surrounding matter into energy (such as transforming the air around the hand into kinetic energy of the thrown object) so the object just moves a whole lot faster than it would otherwise meaning it would have a whole lot more force on impact using the same formula again;

    p = m * v

    Now the velocity is much higher but the mass is constant so the momentum is much higher so the impact force is much higher. That would have a reasonable grounding in science.

    [–] In Assassin's Creed Origins if you spend too much time in the desert, you start hallucinating. xavierwest888 2 points ago in gaming

    It's simple, companies want to post about their products but Reddit hates self promotion so the companies pretend they are someone else except Reddit is pretty good at catching PR teams when it's a brand new account just posting about one product so the company buys these farmed accounts.

    The farmed accounts have a posting history, are about 1-2 years old at sale and a reasonable amount of karma, they APPEAR to be real accounts so the PR team can use them to make a few posts about NEW AMAZING PRODUCT CHANGED MY LIFE AND WHY YOU SHOULD ALSO BUY IT!!! and it works for a few posts before people would catch on and question if the account is fake at which point the account is then abandoned and the company buys a new fake account.

    The accounts are often done by bots, they generate titles and repost a selection of previously well received content every week ish. Indicators that they are a fake account is they have little to zero comments, post on a fairly regular timeline, always post very 'safe' content so no opinions or anything too far from the neutral line and sometimes have a random mess of a username that's been randomly generated.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 2 points ago in gaming

    That's what I was getting at. All solutions are just temporary road blocks towards the inevitable. Education is the only real solution.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 3 points ago in gaming

    Meh, to miss-quote the classic Jurassic Park line;

    "Workers, they urgh, find a way."

    If they have the internet they will find viruses, wallpapers or not. Even without the internet they will bring in rotten USBs and jack the system up with disease. Nothing will stop them if they are stupid.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 2 points ago in gaming

    I agree but when you remember that management for some companies probably have less job security than the average worker that's not the sort of boat rocking they want hanging over their head.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 3 points ago in gaming

    You realise that making just them change their wallpaper would count as punishment? I'm not saying it's a 100% fool proof legal plan but it's certainly more than enough to for some people to try and cause problems.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 33 points ago in gaming

    Normally it's for 'Discrimination' i.e. I was the only person who was punished and it must be because I'm black/female/old/disabled/ginger/jewish/trans/gay/liberal/chinese etc and nothing at all to do with the fact that I'm just a shitty person whose really bad at their job.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 126 points ago in gaming

    I guess because even a 0.1% chance of a lawsuit is worse than a 0% chance when it's your neck on the line and if it was my job and it was all that potential hassle vs one quick blanket email I know what I'd pick.

    [–] Editing pictures without Photoshop. xavierwest888 8 points ago in gifs

    First one: Hey, that's pretty cool.

    Second one: Okay..sure that's a thing.

    Third one: Umm...I guess that's umm....okay?

    [–] This security-encased copy of Fallout 76 is just a very poorly printed piece of paper. xavierwest888 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    For those of you who can't read the sticker it says "Contents representative of quality of digital goods to be delivered."

    [–] Guess the railroad gates and stop lights weren't enough - they put crossing guards too xavierwest888 31 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    To be honest you could build a scaled down version of the French Maginot Line across the road and some people will still try to get through if it meant not waiting approximately 4 minutes for several tonnes of fast moving car killing engineering to pass on by.

    [–] New job advised we can only have generic desktop backgrounds. So far no one has noticed... xavierwest888 9162 points ago in gaming

    I'm gonna guess it's a public facing position and someone has been pushing their luck with how lewd their hentai or how violent their horror movie/game wallpaper can get before management says something. Of course it's difficult to single someone out in case of legal action so easier to just blanket rule everyone.

    [–] Dutch church holds an 800-hour service to protect an immigrant family because they can't be deported during a religious ceremony xavierwest888 2 points ago in UpliftingNews

    Oh yeah I totally understand why America does obsess over it, I was just saying that on a news story about the Dutch the whole 'State vs Church' debate isn't needed. You guys keep pushing against the tide of shit that is being forced on you, one day you'll get rid of all the old world rot!

    [–] ELI5: How do we know what names mean? E.g. Hercules wife was called deinara, which means husband destroyer. In ancient greece was this woman literally called husband-destroyer? xavierwest888 187 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    I mean there are lots of people in the modern day that have real world meaning names, such as April or Rose. These girls aren't literally the month of April or the flower, just named after it. Same with people with last names like Smith, doesn't mean they are actual blacksmiths.

    A name like Husband Destroyer would be a bit more specific of course but perhaps in the context of the time it made more sense and maybe in the future people will look at our names and think, can't believe they ever had names after jobs, places, months etc.

    [–] Dutch church holds an 800-hour service to protect an immigrant family because they can't be deported during a religious ceremony xavierwest888 2 points ago in UpliftingNews

    Again, I'm not saying it isn't a thing in other countries, it's just not a matter of constant public debate. The Church seems to more-or-less stick within the laws of the state in the rest of the world, it's just America where they seem to have to be constantly fighting each other.

    Example: When the topic of abortions are brought up, most other countries don't have to consult the Church to get their approval. In America though no state could ever alter the abortion laws without the Church's approval. I would guess the closest western country I could think of that also has this problem would be Ireland where the religious people are still very dominant but even they managed to pass an abortion and gay marriage law so even in one of the most religious countries in Europe the State continued business as normal.

    [–] Dutch church holds an 800-hour service to protect an immigrant family because they can't be deported during a religious ceremony xavierwest888 14 points ago in UpliftingNews

    I meant more from the pov that Americans seem to be obsessed with the whole 'Church vs State' situation whereas the rest of the world just seems to all be generally getting along without having to bring it up every 5 minutes.

    As in I've been alive in England for over 30 years and I don't think I've ever had to consider whether the Church was interfering with State laws. I'm sure they have and I'm sure there are issues but they seem to be being resolved and not forcing the public to argue about them everyday etc.