×

[Serious] What can we learn from this pandemic that we can apply to any events in the future? by DoAFlip22 in AskReddit

[–]_MikePossibly_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. Don't take advantage of nature. This all started because people didn't set limits on consumption and tried to eat everything and anything. We consume nature. That's a part of the human experience. The levels we did it are beyond reasonable. Eating bats and Pangolins and what not resulted in a disease outbreak. There's a reason our ancestors developed agriculture around a handful of familiar animals. There's a logic to that which works.
  2. Your meaning comes from more than your work. The loss of jobs overnight was a huge existential crisis for a lot of folks. They figured out really quick that they didn't actually have a definition for who they were without a job. Your value is inherent. You aren't valuable because of what you do or how much money you make. Your value comes with the package of being a person. Our society forget about that.
  3. Healthcare is a national security issue. People have continually argued about medicine being a social or ethical issue. This is accurate but it's also incomplete. What this crisis taught us is that healthcare is a national security issue. Our security as a society (both domestic and global) can be compromised by microbes we can't even see. We need to treat medical security in the same way we treat national security. We need to invest in healthcare in a similar way we invest in military development.
  4. We allowed ourselves to be vulnerable by putting all of our manufacturing in a single location. China cannot control the level of manufacturing they currently do. If that means prices go up on a few products as a result of diversifying our production, it's worth the cost difference. When China shut down because of the viral outbreak, we saw hundreds of products and industries go into limbo because they lost their key production location. Having all of our eggs in one basket caused the product shortages we saw. We can't have that happen again.
  5. You can work from home and still have a career. One of the big things we realized is that many of the jobs we thought we had to travel to could easily be done from home. Companies have even made formal changes making certain jobs telecommuted. This means these people will never have to go into work again. In terms of what this will do for people's wellbeing is beyond words. The stress of commuting is one of the biggest stressors of the day.
  6. The importance of rest and sleep. I have not felt as rested as I have in the last two months. A lot of folks realized this pretty quick after they lost work. I feel physically better just from the extra sleep I gained. While the circumstances this was learned were horrible, I feel like most folks are going to remember this and they are going to try and rebuild their lives around retaining this level of rest on a regular basis. We ignored sleep and rest for a long time. This was a huge reminder of that.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer by AutoModerator in MechanicalKeyboards

[–]_MikePossibly_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't get it.

I don't understand why you're insisting on arguing this point.

I'm explaining to you that I did you said and it doesn't work. I asked for suggestions for a keyboard which has easier maintenance. I didn't request a critique on something I did that doesn't work.

This exchange isn't helpful and it's getting off topic.

That's Hugh Jackman by Maxey_10 in memes

[–]_MikePossibly_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Dude could play Baldr in a live action God of War movie.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer by AutoModerator in MechanicalKeyboards

[–]_MikePossibly_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The lack of extended case walls doesn't change anything wrt space between switches.

You're not understanding the issue.

Removing caught pieces of cotton when it's an inch down inside of the frame of the keyboard is more complicated than if all of the keycaps are above the board and outwardly exposed.

I'm saying I physically can't reach the pieces with my fingers if it gets caught. It's like trying to squeeze your fingers inside of a Tic Tac container.

I end up needing to use tweezers because there's no real way I can reach in and grab anything that gets caught while cleaning.

It just further complicates a process which shouldn't be this complicated.

Standoff Between Deputy and Security Guard at IRS Office by lawlawlaura in PublicFreakout

[–]_MikePossibly_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So here's the weird thing about this.

  1. The security guard had no business taking out his weapon.
  2. The security guard purposely didn't identify the man as an officer when he called the police.

Both of those are objectively wrong.

The problem is the security guard was enforcing a real rule (though he enforced it recklessly and dangerously) - You aren't allowed to have a gun inside of a tax office. The only exception to the rule is if you are a federal or state officer at the building on official business.

The officer stated he was there on personal business. He just showed up after his shift to ask a question about a letter he had received.

So this creates a weird conflict.

  • The cop isn't wrong because he was threatened when he wasn't a threat. He showed up to ask about a letter and was simply trying to get information from the office. It was personal but he wasn't presenting himself in a way where him having his weapon was out of the ordinary (dude was in uniform as an officer of the law)
  • The security guard is technically correct about the rule he was enforcing. There was a review about this situation not too long ago and they actually cited the law he was enforcing. The cop wasn't there on official business which meant according to the rule the security guy was enforcing, he couldn't have his weapon on the property. The problem is this dude is poorly trained and he was obviously not vetted on what to actually do when this situation came up.

So this whole thing was a bomb waiting to go off from the beginning.

This is what happens when the state makes rules and the feds make rules and nobody discusses these rules with one another.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer by AutoModerator in MechanicalKeyboards

[–]_MikePossibly_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Meanwhile, it's quite easy to run between the switches with, e.g., q-tips soaked in isopropyl alcohol.

I find the exact opposite, honestly.

The cotton keeps getting caught on the sharp edges of where the switches meet the circuit board. What I end up with is pieces of cotton getting caught inside of the board as I'm attempting to clean it.

This is part of the issue I'm having.

I've seen keyboards with flush switch layouts (the board isn't sunken into a raised frame but the keycaps sit at the surface on a single layer)

I feel like that may mitigate the issues a bit but I'm not sure.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards Ask ANY question, get an answer by AutoModerator in MechanicalKeyboards

[–]_MikePossibly_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looking for a suggestion.

What keyboard do you think has the best upkeep/maintenance in terms of cleaning?

The first mechanical I ever purchased was a Das about four years ago. It's a solid keyboard but the maintenance on this thing is just a pain for me. The board is sunken in so when I remove the keycaps to do dusting/cleaning, I have to work really hard to ensure the board is in good shape.

I'm really curious if anyone has a suggestion for a keyboard that is easier on maintenance/cleaning.

This man has courage... by laraymazal in PublicFreakout

[–]_MikePossibly_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Piggybacking on top comment. If you want clarity about what this video shows, please read.

First of all.

Hebron isn't a 100% Israeli controlled city. The city is portioned off between Palestinian controlled zones and Israeli controlled zones. That's why barriers like this exist in the middle of city streets.

They put up walls between different sections of the city because they're quite literally under different jurisdictions.

Palestinians fall under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.

These dividers define areas of government jurisidiction. Hebron isn't a 100% Israeli city like Tel Aviv or similar.

Second of all.

Hebron has a history of severe violence. There is a huge amount of conflict at the religious sites in the city.

Those of you with actual knowledge of the history will remember the terrorism and attacks and riots that went back and forth in Hebron.

The Israelis set up barriers between the areas under their jurisdiction and the areas under Palestinian control to prevent these types of conflicts. They literally split off routes to these locations to ensure people won't have to be in contact so attacks and rioting won't happen.

You can either believe the hype or you can take some time to look at the issues on the ground. This isn't as simple as the video would have you believe.

What do you think of TikTok? by ksiredditpostees in AskReddit

[–]_MikePossibly_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It has its place.

It's like a game everybody gets to participate in.

What are some dark moments in history a lot of people don't know about? by Noanaomy in AskReddit

[–]_MikePossibly_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The last people to own slaves in the United States were Native Americans.

This one is touchy because people like to throw it around as a way to make Native Americans out like they are somehow an equal evil. The reality is history is complicated. It would be foolish to argue that and they were victimized in ways I don't think anybody could really understand from a modern perspective.

The tribes were political and they each had their own philosophies and opinions and mindsets. Some ended up aligning with the Confederacy and practicing slavery.

So what happened?

When the Confederacy surrendered and the war ended, certain tribes had not signed formal agreements with the United States. These types of agreements essentially extend certain federal laws over tribal nations (or they agree to recognize this federal authority to an extent). It's why they agreed to end slavery.

The worst part.

The slaves that were owned on reservations existed in a loophole in U.S. society.

  • They were considered owned property on reservations and had no formal tribal membership. This meant that they were not protected under the laws of the tribe and had no claims to tribal protections through the government (what few benefits offered to tribes through the government)
  • They were also not considered U.S. citizens because they had not been owned by U.S. citizens or born on U.S. plantations.

These freed slaves had become stateless people. They weren't U.S. citizens and they weren't Native American tribespeople.

It was just...wrong.

Adults of Reddit, what advice based on experience can you give a teenager preparing for adult life? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]_MikePossibly_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Start saving money.

It doesn't have to be a huge amount of your paycheck. Just make sure you have an account and you are always placing a percentage of that check into your account for a rainy day. Having some buffer cash also gives you the freedom to leave a shitty job with more confidence.

Stuff is great and you should enjoy treating yourself once in a while. Just be willing to put off new stuff now for financial security later.

Also, start building your credit.

/r/personalfinance has some good threads on credit and what to do and what works best for you.

Whatever you do, it's smart to start building credit and gaining those points now. That gives you the ability to finance bigger stuff down the like (like a car payment plan or a loan from a bank)

What do you wish? by sleepswithfanon in AskReddit

[–]_MikePossibly_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish the world could agree to let the smaller issues go so we could go after bigger problems.

Hate who you want to hate but lets all agree not to kill each other so we can reach Star Trek.

What's one thing you've learned recently that makes you think you're getting older? by Im-A-Shit-DJ in AskReddit

[–]_MikePossibly_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use to be able to eat bad and just feel tired or bloated.

Now when I eat bad, my joints hurt the next day.

Germany: Dozens of Jewish graves destroyed in ancient cemetery in Worms by PruHTP in Judaism

[–]_MikePossibly_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

When your hatred runs so deep that you can't even let the dead rest in peace.

Germany needs to treat this issue like the national security problem it is. Hate took down their country once before and it didn't fully reunite until the 90s. If they ignore this problem, they risk opening themselves up to internal political/social instability.

Germany is a house divided.

Did not know this by [deleted] in Judaism

[–]_MikePossibly_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I always love this story.

If France had given the money back, you could argue it was wrong to do.

The fact France pocketed the money and refused to deliver the goods was a shitty act. They should have just returned the money if they wanted to keep the boats.

Italian PM saves ancient Jewish graveyard from being destroyed by PruHTP in Judaism

[–]_MikePossibly_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If we can't have dignity for the dead, what are we even doing?

I'm glad that Italy was able to put any clashes/issues aside to recognize the sanctity of the dead. I don't care what your faith is or what your politics are, we need to at least agree on this.

Nicknames for That Guy by kaeileh_sh-eileh in Judaism

[–]_MikePossibly_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I just call him Big Tuna.

Dude gave out fish.