H_Lunulata t1_jebtk6c wrote

Reply to comment by cnjak in Timeline of the Far Future by cj15pas

I was thinking of the precession of the entire orbit, but yeah, precesssion of the equinoxes is the earth's axis, not orbit.

I know only enough about this stuff to be dangerous, so I appreciate the correct answer :)


H_Lunulata t1_je2m4hk wrote

Reply to comment by cnjak in Timeline of the Far Future by cj15pas

Thank you, I came here to write that. It's not the axial tilt that has reversed, it's the orbit has changed. On the flip side, it will mean the northern hemisphere gets to enjoy summer at perihelion, and winter at aphelion, so slightly warmer and colder respectively.


H_Lunulata t1_jacebgv wrote

To be fair, I didn't really start drinking beer until I was 23 or so, simply because I had never found a beer I liked enough to spend much money on (thanks Lisa, for sorting that out). Drinking age is 18/19 here, depending on where you are.

While I would agree that I was a bit of an outlier in the late 80's, I wasn't *that* much of one.

They need to revisit this work in 5 or 10 years to really draw a conclusion, I think.

All that said, it is interesting.

Now, 30-odd years later, I don't drink beer any more for medical reasons. Heh. Enjoy it while you can :)


H_Lunulata t1_jaa21pr wrote

I admit, I thought those numbers would be lower. Even 2022, there was actually about 1 day a month when cops didn't kill anyone across the whole USA? I seriously thought it would be a string of zeroes.

Not (totally) because of, let's call it "policing issues", but simply because the US is a very large population country with its share of both criminals and cops, and an abundant supply of deadly weapons.

That it is *NOT* just 0, 0, 0, 0, 0... is, in itself, pretty interesting.

It would be neat to see this side-by-side with, say, the EU which is similar in area and population to the USA. As an isolated thing, it doesn't say much. There's not enough depth in time to draw many conclusions. There's no breakdown of who was killed, or what the reasoning was, both of which could also lead to conclusions. If it was compared against a similar landmass+population, *that* comparison might lead to conclusions.

As it is, it's interesting... like the future answer to a trivia question somewhere.


H_Lunulata t1_j9p1l1e wrote

I find there's way, way, way too many people who think they can get a "job" that involves them staying home and getting mailed cheques direct deposit, sight unseen. In the past 12 months, I've rejected half a dozen candidates who figured they could Work From Home (tm) all the time.

The silly thing is that most of the work is, in fact, WFH available, but there is a component that requires on-site work (literally, it's not "management wants to see you", it deals with sensitive information handling).

I kind of wish people who want the sit-home-get-cheques job would put that right at the top of the CV so they're easier to weed out and not waste my time or theirs.


H_Lunulata t1_j9p0wx8 wrote


Once I hit a pay level where my life was comfortable, I stopped looking at the money so much as "how much crap do I have to put up with to get this money?"

And with each passing year, the amount of crap I'm willing to put up with declines :)


H_Lunulata t1_j9p0guq wrote

When I was young, money swayed me a lot more than it did by the time I was in my mid-30's.

Most jobs I've turned away were because the place looked like some kind of toxic slave pit. We're talking big red flags like "The work week here is 40 hours, but realistically most people put in 50+" "oh, so you pay, like time and a half for overtime?" "No, we are looking for people motivated by more than money." "Ah, I see, so you want free work. Gotcha." One could argue that's a case of low wage, but to me it's more "we expect you to be completely subservient to the company" - basically any time they mention some thing like "sweat equity" you know they mean "we expect you'll be donating a lot of free work to the company and we don't care about anything in your personal life."

I've seen managers mistreat (IMO) employees during an interview, that's a huge red flag.


H_Lunulata t1_j95uga1 wrote

We got a lemon zester for a present and it sat in a drawer for 25 years until we started getting Hello Fresh / Good Food / Chef's Plate.

Now we joke about shaving lemons and cuddling the chicken (pat chicken dry with a paper towel then yadda yadda...)


H_Lunulata t1_j926lec wrote

We did them nearly every week fro about a year. Saved all the cards. Now we do 1 week a month or so to get some new cards, and the rest of the time we sort of randomly select 3 cards, buy groceries for the 4-person versions and make those, giving us 6 meals each and on the 7th day we order out :)


We found Good Food had harder recipes that occasionally required a obscure kitchen tools. And as you mentioned, holy avocados do they overpackage. It was very good food, but we didn't like the wastage and weren't always up to the challenge of their "use every pot in your house" recipes.


H_Lunulata t1_j6e2u51 wrote

but I've never met you

In any case, none use the app. They've all tried it and just thought it too sucky to use. I've tried it, and I wouldn't hate on it as much as people do, but I can't get enthused about scrolling through bullshit on a tiny screen when I have giant screens that I don't have to touch.

Bullshit needs a big screen for scrolling to be appreciated.


H_Lunulata t1_ize8t2b wrote

This is the first chart I've seen, in my life, that suggests that Canada has more violent and property crime than the US, per capita.

I believe there is a problem here treating two data sets as equivalent that are very much not.