somdude04 t1_jdmx187 wrote

Much cooler. The heat of vaporization of water is 5.4x the calories to take the water from 0 C to 100 C. It's even a good multiple of the enthalpy of fusion. Most of the water would freeze if it stays in one place. I think it'd be roughly -50 C, based on some videos I looked up about vacuum chambers.


somdude04 t1_jaq6tvs wrote

That's because we have a rule in place to give that first generic a 180 say exclusivity benefit because they were first, where they still price gouge because the only price they need to beat is the name brand one, and only barely.


somdude04 t1_j9l13bt wrote

If a Barnes and Noble buys and front-faces more of a book at store #723 because it's been selling a bunch there, they're not obligated to read it and verify it's not libelous or whatever. It's their choice, but having a book isn't an explicit endorsement of it. So why would YouTube, which is effectively like a chain of stores selling videos (with one store per person), be liable if they advertise videos to someone (as they're effectively the sole customer at an individual store).


somdude04 t1_iy984ts wrote

Health insurance still is a factor. I have great coverage now, and have gotten predeterminations for things not-always-covered that are pretty expensive. Could I do that again elsewhere? Probably? Is it a guarantee? Not at all. Those predeterminations are worth roughly 18k a year for me, and the knowledge that future ones will be easier is another roughly 15k a year with things I know are coming. So any new job is starting out at a presumed 33k deficit on comparison, nevermind all the normal hurdles and comparisons. And good luck being able to find out detailed health insurance info pre-hire, much less individual coverage questions.