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knitted wedding blanket prompts beautiful reflection on how far we've come in the U.S. on gay rights
787
The people of WhitePeopleTwitter discover HogwartsBot and a frenzy of house points awarding ensues.
1258
A NASA engineer who operates some of the cameras on Curiosity and Opportunity explains why we don't get high quality video from Mars
12162
College student failing Calc 2 class asks for advice. The student's professor responds.
211
Redditor explains the true horrors of living with schizoaffective disorder
108
Redditor breaks out the references to show how, statistically speaking, Americans have never had it so good.
249
Redditor describes the internal downfall of Blockbuster
5033
Redditor insults his sister in the cutest way
58
User outlines how the US has lost an active and ongoing global tech war
11
So. Cal. Disneyland annual pass problem explained
19
Redditors discuss the economics of entertainment in regards to Battlefront 2.
2636
Redditor gives an insight into why anti-gay religious people may well be homosexual themselves.
590
Redditor find the silver lining in the Trump presidency
2
Redditor asks for a story. OP delivers
3644
A long detailed comment describing what it’s like to be a witness to an Oklahoma death row execution
2
User describes finding themselves after a psychedelic trip
1
Video of man tracking down his biological dad. Man in video casually shows up in the comments.
23157
User gets sweet revenge on Bank Of America after they accidentally overdraw his account by 7c while closing it, and then issue him a $25 overdrawn fee.
176
User explains the social complexities and problems with cancer awareness campaigns
26
Redditor explains a joke about football and society from The Simpsons
0
r/Rainbow6 trampolinizes Operator voice lines
125
Chaplain goes to Special Forces observation post
12
Redditor illustrates how rotation ciphers work with a comment and it's encoded version
26380
Redditor shares a text bot that will send a fax to your state representative, senators, and governor, with message to fight for net neutrality
66
/u/NapAfternoon gives a phenomenal explanation on why the prospect of climate change is even more dire than many already believe.
33
Redditor derails a political thread to ask for cooking advice and gets lots of helpful replies.
112
Programmers spontaneously limit test a Harry Potter bot
21
Redditor doubts that a chimp playing ping pong well is real
0
User sharply remixes Thunderstruck by AC/DC.
35
One of those scenarios that says a lot about who you are as programmer.
23
Redditor perfectly explains the relationship between Canada and The Netherlands
72
Redditor explains why micro transactions in games are essentially gambling
6
This mentions that Mono was a factor in the failure of FogBugz
814
The Star Wars galaxy is in their version of the Dark Ages
74
u/darwin2500 explains why empathy should be chosen over retribution when imparting justice
9823
Redditor explains the likely mindset of a homophobic politician caught having sex with another man
4997
Comprehensive list of why Wendy Williams is a horrible person
1089
Redditor explains why Americans might not be standing up to oppression.
19
milesunderground presents us with a magical pun
27187
EA disables in-game purchases until "a later date"; a 'AAA' producer explains their true motivations.
108 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)
20 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.
18 vBongo Wait who's complaining and angry about meteorology?
4 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.
-9 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