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Sorry to break it to you 10 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Likely something with meaning or value. I feel for the retail workers working days like Black Friday- when I was young I myself did so- but I didn’t really have a family so it wasn’t so bad for me. That said- I also appreciate it. I appreciate the associate that makes sure things are where they belong in the store and faced and such. They COULD skate by and do the bare minimum or put in as little time as possible- but they don’t, and people like you or me get to enjoy the fruits of their work. I think exploitation doesn’t just come from companies. I think most of us contribute to it. We don’t appreciate the work service people do for us. We take for granted all the systems behind the scenes of daily life, and the people who make that happen. That itself is exploitation because we happily benefit from their work, and at best pay lip service places like social media but never truly show or live the appreciation for them.
Sorry to break it to you 10 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Exploitation is real in our system and something to address and be aware of. But it’s also sad to me that so many people only see work as exploitation and don’t have any pride or ownership in their own careers or development. I’ve worked more than a few 100+ hour weeks in my life. If I was making $6,000 on a check, my bosses were profiting 10x or more that- but every one of those hours was time that I was building myself. I was building skills and knowledge and contacts. I was building finances as well- all things that can serve as the foundations to build something for yourself, such as your own business. I take pride in my work, I appreciate it when other people do. I’m not into ice sculpting- but when someone spends 14 hours in a sculpture and creates something amazing, I respect that the same as I respect 14 hours spent proofing the perfect document or creating the perfect spreadsheet. It may not be my passion- but it’s a skill and it is creating something,
Sorry to break it to you 10 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Well.... yes and no. As garlog points out- saying you worked 20 hours in a single day doesn’t mean anything. I mean- if you tell me you worked 12 hours yesterday and your work looks like what everyone else did in 8: either you have poor time management or your skills need improvement. I’m more impressed with someone who turns out quality work in less time than more. But that said- if you are using those hours wisely to produce better quality and or quantity work- that is an accomplishment.
Australian mugshots were awesome in early 20th century (Sydney Skukerman arrested for 9 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Well yeah. They had a lot of practice. In 1901 an Australian mugshot was just the picture for your ID.
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Australian mugshots were awesome in early 20th century (Sydney Skukerman arrested for 9 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Well yeah. They had a lot of practice. In 1901 an Australian mugshot was called a drivers license photo.
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cring 22 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
My only caveat is that as said above- it can be hard or impossible for the lay person living their own complex and demanding life with their own issues and passions, to keep track of every emerging change or new group or identifier. I thank you @cryoenthusiast- as I was unaware of the Latine identifier. Now I can try to be respectful of this- and I will fail, I am sure of it. But I will make my best faith effort to use this identifier appropriately and address the appropriate people with it, and hope that when I inevitably misuse it- that person(s) will have patience and understanding to help improve my ability to respect my fellow persons.
cring 22 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
I mean- I’m gonna stick to my overall stance that an individual or group have the right to self identify as whatever they want, and as a matter of respect, others should generally address them as such. One is free to like or dislike a name- and I don’t think having an opinion is a form of disrespect so long as that opinion is expressed respectfully and appropriately, and isn’t used to pressure some type of change to benefit the opinions of others. The name “Space Force” for example- I don’t much care for it- but as members of our armed services, I will respect the space force and their right to call themselves that. I see it as a pretty basic principal. We don’t have to like something or think it’s catchy to respect it.
I need a wife now 18 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
As for accusations of genocide denial- nice try junior. Mindless mudslinging and straw men are out of fashion as of today though. I do not deny the criminal human rights violations of China, Otho g I have said here does so, and I am on record in numerous posts discussing the abuses of the Chinese government. The fact that the Chinese government does bad things does not mean the United States government does not and has not. I may SOUND like a denier to your ears (what I sound like to people who can’t even keep what they have said straight let alone reality is somewhat irrelevant) but you ARE an apologist and a revisionist historian. I know my countries history and it’s flaws and I still love America. You seem to love your idea of America, the problem with love based on fantasy is that reality often breaks our enchantment. Sorry to tell you, America does fart and it doesn’t always wear makeup. Will you still love it when you see it in the morning? I’ve seen it and I do.
I need a wife now 18 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
@famousone- so you are saying that you do not want stronger borders? You have not, do not now, nor will you on the future support the border wall or tighter immigration controls? You do not support traditional social values? Are you claiming to be a social liberal and progressive- you support and advocate non binary gender for example? You do not support nor are you on record supporting a pro America and or America first stance, advocating a focus on domestic issues and domestic prosperity over foreign policy and aid? You have never in our discourse advocates for a strong stance on diplomacy or praised Donald trump and replied to detractors that it didn’t matter if other countries liked him or felt he was being fair- so long as his actions were forwarding American interests? You say that I do not know what you want- but I think you might not know or remember the things you have said.
I need a wife now 18 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
@xvarnah- sensitive? Where exactly did I say that oppression was one sided? I make two separate statements- one being that conservative politics, regardless of nation- tend to be... conservative.... and that’s fairly universal at the CORE- a term I use prominently there to qualify there are nuances between degrees of conservative thought. The second statement I make is about Americans placing people in cages in losing track of families- a true statement regardless of politics- and I do not ascribe any political blame in that statement. While key policy changes occurred under the Trump Administration, you lay or may not be aware that the use of detention centers predates his administration. Unlike you I did not differentiate the concept of liberal and conservative America on that particular issue- it is a fact that the United States government has done these things. The government is not a single party of ideological slant.
In a very real but made up scenario what would you do? 5 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Be advised that any drilling or cutting has risks- asides hurting yourself if done carelessly- the glass can crack or shatter even when using the right tools. So you could end up in dire straights. Using fire has similar risks as well as the risk of burns etc. this isn’t medical advice. Call a professional if this happens. This is just a hypothetical way that a person trapped alone and without hope of medical help might try to save their member.
In a very real but made up scenario what would you do? 5 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
safest bet is to get a medic ASAP. But HYPOTHETICALLY if for whatever reason that’s not in the cards- If you have a glass cutter- yay. If not a drill bit that will work on glass and nerves of steel, and aren’t hung like John Henry- drill a hole near the end of the bottle furthest from you, going VERTICAL NOT HORIZONTAL.
You can also- again- depending on how much of that bottle is you and how daring you are- try and chill the bottle such as using cold water. Dip a string in acetone (or nail polish remover with acetone if you don’t have pure acetone) and wrap it around the bottle in a ring as far from your junk as possible. Light it on fire. Repeat until the bottle splits. Once you’ve broken the vacuum seal on the bottle, getting yourself out should be relatively easy, and if you can’t figure that out and aren’t willing to see a doctor- AND got stuck this way in the first place... having a penis might not be for you, and you are on your own.
Contraindicated 17 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
What does one do then? If a person hits a child? Let’s say that hitting a child is a sign something is wrong with you- that’s not really your fault is it? So the same logic would hold that you can’t really be blamed for the act- you’re a victim the same as the child. If anything, by this same logic, one shouldn’t be punished for hitting a child so much as one should be communicated with and taught. But there in lies a big part of the problem- we don’t practice what we preach. We tell children to behave a certain way and expect people to uphold high morality concerning children- but when those children grow up we no longer expect those protections or really care by and large. We are often more concerned with seeing our own righteous indignation vented on those we see as villains than we are on applying the type of understanding and compassion and effort we would ask from or to a child.
Contraindicated 17 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
The message has a good heart- but the logic is way off base. What’s more, the logic that thinking it is ok to hit children is a sign something is wrong with you, is the logic of a person who’s sees the role of an adult as one who shields children from reality vs. one who prepares children for reality- and our individual realities vary by when and where we are and other life circumstances.
Contraindicated 17 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
I would strongly agree. Violence against anyone should generally be a last resort or even not used at all. However, in reality violence underpins the very existence of our society. Militaries and police forces and militias and mobs using force or threat of force to ensure compliance to social norms and behaviors seen as constructive. If we eliminate violent crimes and crimes of “passion” and such- and looked at crimes where the issue is behavioral- where no real and immanent danger or threat to life or body exists- why would we use resources on theft or embezzlement or littering or perjury or any of the many crimes we regulate for commerce or social good? Why not use the resources spent there to create social programs that teach and reinforce the lessons we want people to learn and only use force against those who use force in a dangerous manner?
Contraindicated 17 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
When Adam44 brings up an adult who isn’t capable of resisting or defending themselves- there’s actually a very good point to analyze there- we can’t say that not being able to resist or defend yourself is necessarily a universal barometer of application of force can we? Few people are capable of defending themselves against a military or police force- that’s the point. Overwhelming force to ensure people behave no? And we already established that a child who CAN defend themselves wouldn’t be excluded from use of force by the definition provided haven’t we? So what we have here is a special case- we are not calling use of force universally bad- and in the case of authority figures we are saying use of force to attain compliance is justified under certain circumstances.. so then perhaps the issue is more complex- paradoxically, the modern developed world abhors violence while enjoying a lack of violence provided by targeted application of violence, and indulging in violent entertainment.
Contraindicated 17 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
If we examine the argument that it is wrong to hit a child when they don’t do as we wish, or there is a communication breakdown- that would imply by its nature that it is sometimes right to hit other people when they don’t do as we wish, or when we can’t communicate right? So the next condition set forth is that a child can’t defend themselves or resist- but what is our metric there? Has anyone here been told when they were young that they couldn’t understand or couldn’t actually be in love etc- because they were too young and felt it was wrong for someone to say that because of their age, they weren’t capable? Most kids won’t change the world or make any large impact- but some do- so then wouldn’t the morality of hitting a child depend on the child? For example- if a child was capable of defending themselves or resisting- that would invalidate the premise that it’s wrong to hit a child because they can’t defend themselves no?
Fostering a certain culture 7 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
I mean, it’s a bit silly. We SHOULD live in a world where kids don’t learn that, and a world where no one ever goes hungry and maybe where pies grow on trees. Dreams are nice and so are aspirations- but reality is what it is. People are making this a bad thing “this staffer knew how to do this because of shooter drills...” but what happens if the Capitol was still sieged (the mob didn’t need guns did they?) and no one knew how to be safe? People want to make this about guns- but the danger at the Capitol wasn’t guns was it? It was a mob of people and what they could do with their bare hands and improvised weapons. That’s reality, and things could have been worse, and had they been- or maybe even as is- that staffer knowing what to do was potentially life saving.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
I went way off in the weeds, I’ve got 6 weeks of verbosity to catch up on- but the overall message was in the first few posts. Lol.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
External cases and components may be shared but certain key components internally may differ in specifications etc. it can be very hard to tell without extensive testing and lab equipment if two items are comparable quality- although in fairness the loss of quality may not always be noticed by the consumer, or may not be a feature they were interested in sometimes a secondary manufacturer might actually correct a known flaw with the original. Rare but it does happen. There are notable examples, for instance in the collectible toy industry, where a “bootleg” corrected a common defect in a sculpt for a figure, a non screen accurate color choice, I’ve even seen cases where a “bootleg” used a superior material than an original which was known for breaking or being brittle, I’ve even seen entire joints be re designed to function better! So there are many fallacies and assumptions at play there.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Often, other products or knock offs will use worn out molds or inferior copies of fresh ones, or use molds far past the original makers specs; or fail to replace molds which fail inspection- if inspections are conducted to schedule or at all. Processes for materials such as how injection molding or forging or even casting are handled may be changed- higher pressures or flows, less time or more as suits costs and the contract; to increase production or lower costs. This can cost in quality or insistence between pieces. Finishing steps, things like deburring or planing or various coatings or treatments like UV exposure or cryotanking etc might be skipped or modified or substituted, as can chemicals used for finishing or post processing or protection.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Another common one is tolerances. Engineers and designers give specifications for dimensions and how much deviation is allowed on everything from fastener holes to bosses to mating surfaces and overall dimensions and more. They might specify how true- or level a surface is to be, how “flat”/“smooth” or how round or balanced a part must be- an almost identical part may have imperceptible but meaningful differences in those areas. Molds and dies used for making products wear with use. The 10,000th unit produced will generally be further from the original intended spec than the 100th or 10th. Part of a manufacturing spec includes how to rotate these tools for wear, how to service them, and how many units can be produced before replacing them as well as the intervals for checking the tools and what criteria they should be replaced under before the specified life cycle for failing inspection.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
It isn’t uncommon in many industries, be it clothing or heavy manufacturing or technology- that the products from top brand names may roll off the exact same assembly lines or front he exact same factories as no name products or knock offs. Sometimes you are getting the EXACT same product at a lower price- but even if it LOOKS in every way shape and form like you are.... you might not be. What is very common is for metallurgy, the type of alloy, chemistry or type of polymers etc. to be substituted for cheaper ones. In some cases and engineer will be consulted on what can be substituted and a decision made on acceptable compromise vs the original- often though it is just adhoc. So a part which is a specific alloy for the specific qualities and longevity and such, must be identical save for being an inferior alloy for the purpose- this may or may not cause issues.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
Certainly the fact that a handbag or a cost cost $2000 doesn’t mean that it is made of only the finest or most durable materials. We also must be careful however to not assume that because two bags are both bags- that the less expensive one is just as good and the difference in price is all hype or brand etc.
Using a hotknife to cut away excess tape on shoes 21 comments
guest_ · 34 weeks ago
So the use of human hands has largely become symbolic of luxury, an anachronism from a time when human labor was almost universally superior to machines in all respects save brute force and sheer volume- but also the effect of items being made by humans having become rarer due to the proliferation of machines capable of low cost, high volume, and good quality workmanship. Of course- it’s also important to note another very human fallacy- the way that we often equate cost to quality or worthiness. The cost of an item effects our perception of its worth. This is one of the primary strategies of many “luxury” brands- the “badge tax” applied to products with their name which sets their item at a higher price than a similar quality item suited to the same purpose.