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  1. Comment on 2024 Ford Ranger first drive review: A capable truck I don’t want to drive in ~transport

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    Just because your car can accelerate with a trailer doesn't mean it can stop it. Brakes are a huge part of tow ratings. You don't want find out only at the top of a hill that your car can't...

    Just because your car can accelerate with a trailer doesn't mean it can stop it. Brakes are a huge part of tow ratings. You don't want find out only at the top of a hill that your car can't reliably stop with the load you just pulled up it.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Donald Trump's lawyers say it is impossible for him to post bond covering $454 million US civil fraud judgment in ~news

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    Seizing assets from a business to cover a penalty isn't an irreversible action in the eyes of the courts. If assets are sized to cover a financial penalty, the then that action can be remedied if...

    Seizing assets from a business to cover a penalty isn't an irreversible action in the eyes of the courts. If assets are sized to cover a financial penalty, the then that action can be remedied if the judgement is reversed later on by writing them a check (plus interest, differential value, etc. depending on circumstances).

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  3. Comment on An opinion on current technological trends in ~tech

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    Also instead of being able to say no, it's always "not right now" or "remind me later". No, the answer is definitely no and don't ask again!

    Also instead of being able to say no, it's always "not right now" or "remind me later". No, the answer is definitely no and don't ask again!

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Volodymyr Zelenskyy in bind over how to draft more troops as Russian forces advance in ~news

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    With all that's going on, it's not surprising to me that after 2 years their hurting for volunteers. The political part is more surprising to me. I wonder how much reluctance for draft extensions...

    With all that's going on, it's not surprising to me that after 2 years their hurting for volunteers. The political part is more surprising to me. I wonder how much reluctance for draft extensions are based on worries about General Syrskyi and Bakhmut.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Price fixing by algorithm is still price fixing in ~finance

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    It's semantics no? Is "$1 except 6am-10am it's $8" any different from "$8 except after 10am it's $1". It's like the BS arguments around net neutrality, they're not charging more for certain...

    It's semantics no? Is "$1 except 6am-10am it's $8" any different from "$8 except after 10am it's $1".

    It's like the BS arguments around net neutrality, they're not charging more for certain services it's discounting the other services.

  6. Comment on World's fastest camera drone vs F1 car (ft. Max Verstappen) in ~sports.motorsports

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    Unfortunately I don't see this happening anytime soon for a real race. This thing was designed to barely make it one lap around so I doubt it would have the reliability or safety margins to ensure...

    Unfortunately I don't see this happening anytime soon for a real race. This thing was designed to barely make it one lap around so I doubt it would have the reliability or safety margins to ensure it wouldn't crash into the track or a car during a race.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What is the "bible" of your hobby or activity? in ~hobbies

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    Have any examples? I'm familiar with DIN standards for components (nuts, screws, washers, etc.) but not any overall design ones.

    Have any examples? I'm familiar with DIN standards for components (nuts, screws, washers, etc.) but not any overall design ones.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What is the "bible" of your hobby or activity? in ~hobbies

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    Honestly, this makes me want to read it more. I'm not a programmer by trade but some of my best lessons learned in programming have come from more experienced angry software engineers (angry at...

    the ramblings of a very angry man

    Honestly, this makes me want to read it more. I'm not a programmer by trade but some of my best lessons learned in programming have come from more experienced angry software engineers (angry at code, or process and not me personally).

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Walmart buying TV-brand Vizio for its ad-fueling customer data in ~finance

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    That's what I've done too, at least it works with my Samsung Q8 from a couple years ago. I tried blocking the ads from my network, but then the traffic skyrocketed so much from retries that I just...

    That's what I've done too, at least it works with my Samsung Q8 from a couple years ago. I tried blocking the ads from my network, but then the traffic skyrocketed so much from retries that I just reset it and never gave it any wireless info (also had to decline multiple TOS pages to be sure).

    11 votes
  10. Comment on Downtime due to sign up spam in ~tech

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    Would have been nice to see before/after to know how effective it was.

    Would have been nice to see before/after to know how effective it was.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Joe Biden criticises US snack makers for ‘shrinkflation rip-off’ in ~food

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    First time in Germany I was surprised to see all the bar glassware had clear lines for volume, because you should know that you're getting what you paid for. In the US there's no way of knowing...

    First time in Germany I was surprised to see all the bar glassware had clear lines for volume, because you should know that you're getting what you paid for. In the US there's no way of knowing and lots of tricks can be played with glass shape to make it seem like you're getting more (tall slightly thinner "large" turns out to be the same volume as the shorter wider "small").

    Simple, clear, and consumer friendly. In other words, something that'd never get passed here in the US.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Waymo driverless car set on fire, destroyed by San Francisco crowd in ~transport

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    Postal banking really lines up with the love for the USPS

    Postal banking really lines up with the love for the USPS

    14 votes
  13. Comment on Waymo driverless car set on fire, destroyed by San Francisco crowd in ~transport

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    It is exactly this, but it's also an excellent example of poor marketing of the idea.

    It is exactly this, but it's also an excellent example of poor marketing of the idea.

    26 votes
  14. Comment on Judge voids Elon Musk's "unfathomable" $56 billion Tesla pay package in ~finance

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    Loads of businesses see the Delaware Court of Chancery as a pro to incorporation in Delaware and not something to avoid. With it's history it's much easier to predict outcomes of court cases and...

    Loads of businesses see the Delaware Court of Chancery as a pro to incorporation in Delaware and not something to avoid. With it's history it's much easier to predict outcomes of court cases and more likely to have a fair or pro business outcome. I think Musk just wants the money that comes from being a public business but none of the accountability.

    Also same court that was going to force him to buy Twitter as agreed instead of weaseling out of it, so axe to grind.

    18 votes
  15. Comment on ‘Fish Bandit’ arrested for taping fish to ATMs in ~life

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    Nothing in the article says he's in prison, is there another source for that?

    Nothing in the article says he's in prison, is there another source for that?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Ohio pastor charged for housing the homeless in ~life

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    It's quite literally next door, looked it up on google. Completely agree with everything you said. I could see pressing on if there were concerns over safety, but to stand firm on a zoning...

    It's quite literally next door, looked it up on google. Completely agree with everything you said. I could see pressing on if there were concerns over safety, but to stand firm on a zoning ordinance instead of working out another solution is just stupid.

  17. Comment on No one's names were changed at Ellis Island in ~humanities.history

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    You've left everything you know behind to come to a far away country and the first thing you do is let some clerk take away your name, one of the few things you have at that point? The idea that...

    You've left everything you know behind to come to a far away country and the first thing you do is let some clerk take away your name, one of the few things you have at that point? The idea that any one person would just accept that mistake as their life now, let alone enough people for it to be a systemic problem never made any sense to me.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of January 15 in ~news

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    The most amazing thing for me was that for the $124 Million spent on campaign ads in Iowa only 110,000 Republicans caucused in the primary this year making it ~$1127 spent per vote.

    The most amazing thing for me was that for the $124 Million spent on campaign ads in Iowa only 110,000 Republicans caucused in the primary this year making it ~$1127 spent per vote.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on ZFS is crud with large pools! Give me some options. in ~tech

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    Can you add some SSDs as a dedup vdev to help temporarily? Consumer SSDs aren't recommended long term since they'll wear out, but as a short term speedup it could really help. An M.2 PCI card and...

    Can you add some SSDs as a dedup vdev to help temporarily? Consumer SSDs aren't recommended long term since they'll wear out, but as a short term speedup it could really help. An M.2 PCI card and some 1TB consumer drives in mirrored pairs is probably cheaper than adding a boatload of more ram.

  20. Comment on ZFS is crud with large pools! Give me some options. in ~tech

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    Do you really need deduplication for storing video? Truenas has a great page on dedup with tips on troubleshooting at the end. Recommendation is 1-3GB RAM/TB storage for dedup (probably more) and...

    Do you really need deduplication for storing video? Truenas has a great page on dedup with tips on troubleshooting at the end. Recommendation is 1-3GB RAM/TB storage for dedup (probably more) and a fast SSD special device for the deduplicaiton table. Without enough memory, or a fast device for the dedup table it would be extremely slow as you're using IOPS on your spinning rust for the data and the deduplication table at the same time.

    3 votes