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    1. Does anyone know anything about the computers used in vehicles?

      The reason why I ask is thus. I've used personal computers almost my entire life and it seems that, on average, every three years there's a problem that arises. Furthermore, these problems must be...

      The reason why I ask is thus. I've used personal computers almost my entire life and it seems that, on average, every three years there's a problem that arises. Furthermore, these problems must be troubleshot in order for the computer to return to regular operations.

      So, I purchased a brand new (at the time) 2008 Toyota Prius 13 years ago. It has had one recall to replace a few parts since then. However, there has been absolutely zero technical/computer problems. I find this astounding compared to personal computers.

      What types of computers are used in a vehicle like mine and why are they so robust?

      12 votes
    2. I just experienced something with my first born son that has blown me away

      I'll try to explain the best I can here. I thought that he was asleep in bed. I went out to go to the bathroom and found him curled up on a chair in the living room. He looked distraught and said...

      I'll try to explain the best I can here.

      I thought that he was asleep in bed. I went out to go to the bathroom and found him curled up on a chair in the living room. He looked distraught and said he needed to talk to me. I asked him to come into the kitchen to speak.

      Long story short, he described experiencing encounters with two humanoids. One was an adult and the other a child. He was shaken up and tearing up about these.

      I reminded him of my story and added a few things that aren't written there. He started to relinquish a little after that. However, he still seemed troubled so I pressed further.

      I said, something to the effect, "this 'higher power' reached through time/space to keep me alive and you are worried about these humanoids? Nothing is more powerful than the love of this 'higher power' and the will of your parents."

      He cried tears of joy (said that he was touched), relented, and went to bed.

      Powerful parental/universe experience. I'm blown.

      6 votes
    3. Conflict resolution and de-esculation techniques?

      About one month ago I noticed that my wife, an RN, was watching an opinionated YouTube video about these topics. I, informally, asked her about it and she expressed (for the most part) that she...

      About one month ago I noticed that my wife, an RN, was watching an opinionated YouTube video about these topics. I, informally, asked her about it and she expressed (for the most part) that she would fair much better at her job if she were properly equipped with these.

      Her general/natural disposition is 'choleric'. However, she loves her professional role as a person helper.

      I thought it would be a good idea to reach out here in order to get her some good sourced information.

      I have accomplished 188 university credit hours in the US (which is not that good compared to global standards). So, if anyone would be so kind as to, at least, point me in the right direction then I would be very appreciative.

      6 votes
    4. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of October 4

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      9 votes
    5. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      5 votes
    6. What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time?

      From Wikipedia: Sketch comedy comprises a series of short, amusing scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long, performed by a group of comic actors or...

      From Wikipedia:

      Sketch comedy comprises a series of short, amusing scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long, performed by a group of comic actors or comedians

      When I say comedy sketch, I mean the type of comedy made by Monty Python, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Saturday Night Live, Kids in the Hall, etc. Anxious to hear and see what you like the most! Links are appreciated 😊

      18 votes
    7. Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of October 4

      This thread is posted weekly - please try to post all relevant US political content in here, such as news, updates, opinion articles, etc. Extremely significant events may warrant a separate...

      This thread is posted weekly - please try to post all relevant US political content in here, such as news, updates, opinion articles, etc. Extremely significant events may warrant a separate topic, but almost all should be posted in here.

      This is an inherently political thread; please try to avoid antagonistic arguments and bickering matches. Comment threads that devolve into unproductive arguments may be removed so that the overall topic is able to continue.

      7 votes
    8. What did you do this week?

      As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do...

      As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

      7 votes