Sapphire580 t1_jefzmxr wrote

With the birds, if you slid it over even one row of the pattern it would be the same shape, with the hats you’ve got to go over 10 rows and down 2 to get the pattern to even be similar that means how far would you have to go straight over for the pattern to repeat on the same row, and that’s using one shape.


Sapphire580 OP t1_ja6g3m7 wrote


Sapphire580 t1_j9wxrsf wrote

Anytime you’re not being smooth with the vehicle you’re adding additional wear on everything in that system. Hard acceleration puts extra force on the clutch/torque converter, put extra pressure on the gears of the transmission, puts extra strain on the driveshaft puts extra strain on the U-joints of the driveshaft, or the CV-joints of a drive axle, and extra strain on the contact patch of the tires, even if you’re not accelerating hard enough to spin the tires you may still be going hard enough to peel a micro layer of rubber off.

Similar with hard braking, more wear on the brake pads, excess heat in the pads and discs, plus extra wear of that outer layer of the tire tread.

Hard cornering can put additional strain and friction on suspension components, and steering components, ball joints, bushings etc, plus there’s that added strain on the tires to get you around that hard corner. In a NASCAR race the cars are going near 200mph around the track, they generally aren’t skidding tires or spinning tires, but with just the force of the hard cornering they peel off these little hard rubber bits from the tires so much so that partway through the race there is a clean and dirty part of the track that does or doesn’t have these little rubber marbles rolling around.

Remember, the more g-force you feel in any direction the more wear you’re putting on a specific part of your car. Smooth is key


Sapphire580 t1_j6d410h wrote

Read some of the other comments, e.g. HD sells a Kohler brand faucet that has plastic internals, the valves are plastic, a higher quality store sells the Kohler faucet that looks identical to it but has an all metal construction with a slightly different part number. Lower grade lumber is definitely a thing, as is lower grade paint, and these local stores don’t have the ability to risk their name and reputation on stocking this cheaper stuff.

I’m not sure about the tools, but given that I know Walmart’s Black Friday deals are cheaper quality with different SKU’s it doesn’t surprise me that tool brands would sell cheaper made tools with less warranty to stores that want the lowest price over quality.


Sapphire580 t1_iukayj4 wrote

  1. Depending on how large the amount is, you could invest it, and have enough to live on the rest of your life and give yourself the opportunity to directly do charitable things for the rest of your life. Then you would know that his money went to the best possible cause and that 100% was used for the greater good

  2. You could go to your local hospital and find people that need the money for a life changing procedure, or to help out that don’t have insurance.

  3. I just had the engine blow up in my semi truck and have been out of work for 4 weeks waiting for a new engine to be put in. 4 weeks lost revenue plus around $20,000 in repair bills. I could use a little charity lol. I think we’ll be fine, but I’m sure there’s lots of people in your life directly that you could help, and they’d remember you for a long time for it.

Basically my point is the more you allow other people to control that money the more it opens up to corruption.


Sapphire580 t1_iud23xf wrote

Honestly that I don’t know, what I use it for is I immediately stop using widget site to buy my widgets after I found out about their shady practices


Sapphire580 t1_iubw3ba wrote

EG. If you sign up for a website that talks about widgets, and you use then you start getting spam to that particular email, you’ll know the widget site sold your info. And any future emails you get after canceling those spam messages you’ll know came from people selling that email