Darryl_Lict t1_jbz3nva wrote

I assumed that wasabi would get a mention. I think I've had real wasabi at a fancy schmancy sushi restaurant, but I'm perfectly OK with green dyed horseradish because that's what I was weaned on. In the past few years, farmers have developed agricultural practices to successfully grow wasabi. The one I remember specifically was using greenhouses and water sprayers and not growing in an environment specifically mimicking the free flowing fresh water streams where wasabi grows in the wild.



Darryl_Lict t1_jbim7a0 wrote

If you are wondering about what your credit card will cover, it varies. I was trying to rent a car in Georgia, when they declined me because my MasterCard was not a credit card, but a debit card and I assumed it would work withesame services and protections as a credit card. I managed to convince them to let me rent the car and I bought the additional liability and collision coverage. I had always thought that being a responsible person and not not having a credit card was the right thing to do until I found this out. I tried to apply or a Costco credit card, but my credit rating was crap even though I owned a house. So, now I've got a couple of credit cards and I charge a bunch of shit on them and I monitor my credit rating.

This is a typical credit card agreement.

>Provides reimbursement for damage due to collision or theft for most rental vehicles when traveling within the U.S. and abroad.

Within your country of residence, coverage is secondary when renting for personal reasons and supplements any valid and collectible insurance or reimbursement from any source. Outside your country of residence, you do not have to claim payment from any other source of insurance before receiving coverage under this benefit.

Initiate and pay for the entire rental transaction using the covered Chase card and decline the rental company’s collision damage waiver or loss damage waiver.

If you have questions about a specific vehicle or rental, check with the Benefit Administrator prior to your travel.

Who’s covered

Cardmember (name is embossed on the card and listed as the primary renter)

Additional drivers permitted by the rental agreement (authorized persons)

Coverage amount/period

Up to the actual cash value of the rental car

Vehicle rental periods that do not exceed nor intend to exceed 31 consecutive days

>What’s covered

Physical damage and/or theft of covered rental vehicle

Reasonable and customary towing charges related to a covered loss to take the vehicle to the nearest qualified repair facility

Valid loss-of-use charges incurred by the rental car agency


Darryl_Lict t1_ja14ib7 wrote

That's really weird and probably poor planning. For buffet style I'd try to go overboard rather than have guests go hungry. Still, the first guests should limit themselves and then go back for seconds if there is food left over. That said, I've never been to a wedding that was short on food.


Darryl_Lict t1_j9wmlcf wrote

This is an important experiment but the article has a dearth of technical information that would be interesting to the casual subscriber to this Reddit. They are targeting the second stage of a Vega launcher which I think is known as a Zefiro 23 with a gross mass of 26,900 kg (59,300 lb) and unfueled mass of 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) and a length of 7.5m.

I assume it's not tumbling or spinning too much as I'd assume they would aim for a relatively easy target although it looks like it's a pretty good size. I also assume that they will just grab the booster and then de-orbit the entire thing.

I'm thinking that it would be cool if you could catch and de-orbit multiple items by having some sort of ejection mechanism. This obviously would be enormously complex and be constrained to searching out debris with similar enough orbits so that you could capture more than one during a mission. In any case I hope it works.


Darryl_Lict t1_j6lgeu6 wrote

I really hope you can leave once you reach 18. Have you thought about college or something like a nursing credential? I know that financial support is difficult to come by if you have a moderate income parent, but my god, you have to gain your independence. Do you live in low COL area where you could pay the rent with a low paying job? Around here, community college is pretty much free and has excellent certificate programs for things like welding, auto mechanics and nursing.

Good luck and hang in there.


Darryl_Lict t1_j4pj12w wrote

I wonder why they suspected him.

>Solomon Pena (R) was convicted of going on a crime spree in 2007. He was 24 when he was arrested and reportedly a leader of a burglary ring. The group would use stolen cars to smash into more than 50 stores in Albuquerque. The crimes totaled up to half a million dollars worth of merchandise.
>Pena was convicted of 15 felony charges in 2008. He served more than five years in prison and completed his probation in 2021.