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In the wake of news that Barnes and Noble is circling the drain, commentator lists a DOZEN ways the company has failed to innovate over the past decade
Redditor gives worst case scenario to an underage party
Redditor briefly explains how stocks in a company works.
A man explains how to effectively catch pigeons in the city
Redditor thought Alexa called 911 when he asked it to play Garth Brooks, but it was actually part of the song
Redditor writes a poem about a bench
Redditor details how effective the Russian propaganda campaign was and how it prompted them to change their vote in 2016
u/RunDNA shows a list of 241 posts from T_D that have been linked to one of the fake Russian twitter accounts from yesterday’s indictment. Top comment by u/f_k_a_g_n actually shows over 1,000 posts from T_D linked to the same twitter account.
Redditors rewrite Eminem's Without Me after a man was caught using a cell phone jammer to block the signals of everyone around him on his work commute.
Redditor describes the most beautifully suicidal animal on earth.
Redditor debunks very common misconception about "heritability" in genes
Video of children in Africa seeing/hearing a fiddle for the first time. Real life fiddler shows up in Reddit.
The contagion theory of school shootings and why "mental health" and "gun control" won't fix the underlying problem.
User gave four times what is required to bankrupt grocery chain
Redditor provides detailed information on how to spot and deal with toxic relationship partners
The Story of Anne, an Everyday “Mr. Rogers”
Redditor deftly cuts to the chase with an exceptionally adequate description of his former religion.
u/SenorBeef perfectly explains why an Assault weapons ban is not a good idea, will only hurt Democratic party
/u/khalo0odz defends Lebron James after Laura Ingraham's statements and explains how Lebron is the perfect example of the 'American Dream'
Redditor investigates and finds that OP who “ran into” Michael B. Jordan most likely works for Disney
Veterans and active duty military members network to get Junior ROTC member, Peter Wang, a burial with military honors after he lost his life bravely helping others to escape the Florida school shooting.
(crypto) /u/arsonbunny nails why threads asking "When is $10,000 per ETH realistic?" are actually really, really risky right now, with 'Tether' about to blow up into a full-blown scandal.
Redditor u/yakusokuN8 lays out exactly how a toxic narcissist will react to hurting your feelings.
Redditor decides to quit smoking in the comments of a post about a man saved by CPR, receives great support from other redditors
Redditor writes a touching children's story on-the-fly about a baby elephant learning that it's ok to be different.
User calls out what 9GAG really is.
2meirl4meirl perfectly sums up Reddit comments
User notes Russian indictment mentions US citizen being paid "to build a cage large enough to hold an actress depicting Clinton in a prison uniform". Another user comes through with a photo of a parade around election time featuring an actress in a cage dressed as Clinton in a prison uniform.
Google removes the super useful 'view image' button on Google Image Search, u/d3ver promptly offers a fix to bring the functionality back.
Former Nice Guy provides concise and thorough advice on dating and unrequited love
Redditor explains how a programming language gets a bad reputation, giving a brief history of PHP.
u/tremble_and_despair - Links to a two year old thread that literally mirrors one of the charges found in the indictment of 13 Russian officials, who have been charged for interfering in the US Election. This shows how Russian narratives influenced supporters of Bernie Sanders to turn on Hillary.
Redditor explains the difference in gun ownership of the USA and the rest of the world
Montana cowboy /u/kingrural delivers a really interesting perspective on unsustainable agricultural practices.
Officer, who helped clear room OP was in during school shooting, shows up in I/AMA to offer heartfelt condolences and advice
Autistic redditor combs through the FCC net neutrality comments, finds 1.3 million copies of one spambot comment
Redditor shares a picture of their daughter hugging one of the comfort dogs in Parkland Florida. Another Redditor pens touching poem from the view of the support dog.
Redditor gives a great (first-hand) explanation of how Australia went about it's gun "ban"
NBA fan details how he prevented an Alt-Right Woman from running for the Virginia Senate
Redditor points out that a prison joke title erroneously implied a "twelve days of Christmas" theme, another Redditor composes several epic verses of "The Twelve Days of Prison"
110 D-Alembert I was reading a book about a salvage-hunter ship at sea (basically a memoir that I was reading as if a real-world adventure story) written in the 70's about his career twenty or thirty years earlier, and as I got deeper into the book there was this slow-dawning horror as I realized just how much meteorology they *didn't* have, and what that meant. Eg the captain is frequently scouring the horizon, because decades at sea had taught him what subtle things to look for in the clouds, and you need to know that stuff *to spot a hurricane* before it reaches you, because otherwise *you won't know there's a hurricane!* A giant hurricane bearing down on you isn't obvious if you don't know what to look for, they're clouds... but you kept watch for them. Otherwise you found them the hard way; being woken up by the violence when they found you. IIRC Their ship's equipment was state-of-the-art, in that it had a *radio* that could reach land (somewhat rare) and thus speak to the fairly-simple meteorology organization, so if the captain saw a hurricane, he could report it. There wasn't any other way for meteorologists to know about hurricanes. If luck was with the ship, they *might* get a report that a hurricane was out in the ocean, if another sufficiently state-of-the-art ship had seen one and reported it. But that ship wouldn't hang around, so the most recent report could be several days old, and ships could navigate fairly well but it's not like the report had GPS and other tracking data. So even once you know there is a hurricane in the ocean, you don't know where it is (because it has moved since the report) so you have to figure out where it might be *now*, and where it might be going. And you don't have weather information to assist you, so you plot your course based on... not much. Assuming you spot the hurricane before it reaches you, that doesn't mean you know enough about it to know how to escape it. Instead of tapping into information about the hurricane, you rely on guesswork and experience and seamanship. This all was quite recent - this crazy world is still in the memory of people living today. (Though the author himself died three years ago)
19 tyrusrex I've seen climate deniers complain that the Hurricane that hit Galveston that killed 12,000 people is proof that Large Hurricanes existed before Harvey and Irma and thus H and I are nothing special. But this also in occurred in a time when Hurricane forecasting was in it's infancy and information about the hurricane had to come from boat. Also, construction codes were far worse than now. If Harvey or Irma had happened in 1900 the death toll would've been far worse or maybe even greater.
17 vBongo Wait who's complaining and angry about meteorology?
3 ucanthugeverycat Kvetching is the American way
2 snorlz that applies to most modern technology. what we take for granted now is ridiculous for anyone even 100 years ago to imagine.
2 SilasX "Guys! Good news! We have a supreme scientific understanding of the earth's weather patterns! We can predict *decades* in advance if the climate will catastrophically heat up, enabling us to take decisive, foresighted actions that can head them early, when it's cheap! Hooray!" *I know, meteorology != climatology, shut up and laugh.*
1 dchrisd I've always hated that Louis CK bit because it grossly oversimplifies the issue. Nobody hates they have technological advancements, people hate / are annoyed with the problems they bring, and that's an absolutely good thing. Yeah, for example, it seems silly to complain about not having wifi / data at certain spots, when it's amazingly available in so many other areas, but the reality is if nobody complained, there would be no need to improve. Here, weather technology advanced to this point because of complaints. And because of continued complaints, weather technology will be even better 50 years from now. Instead of just mindlessly being happy with where we are as a society, we should want to improve, and make things better. That involves complaining and pointing out the negative.
-11 otakuchica You know who else used to believe that their deity caused weather patterns out of retribution? The Ancient Greeks. And they were *pagans*. edit: a word