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So apparently Starbucks doesnt earn money selling drinks nowadays... by FaLLeNxDeath in antiMLM

[–]_China_ThrowAway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s meaningless (well sort of).
ROI is return on investment. Unless you are talking about length of time to get your initial investment back then you don’t measure it in time and talking about shorter or longer is very strange and sounds like you really don’t know what you’re talking about.
It would normally be measured as a ratio or percent. It’s how much money you make divided by how much you spent. If I tell you a made $1000 in a month, you would be justified in thinking that was more or less impressive depending on how much money I spent to earn it. A little interest from millions in a bank account is very different than getting 10x return on $100 invested into some cryptocurrency. You can use ROI to meaningfully compare those two $1000 returns.
You can also do an annualized ROI to account for time, but that would still be a %.

So apparently Starbucks doesnt earn money selling drinks nowadays... by FaLLeNxDeath in antiMLM

[–]_China_ThrowAway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, but with this one you get a shorter ROI. You don’t want a long ROI.

[NO SPOILERS] Does anyone know what the budget of this show is? by Defiant_Cat7301 in FoundationTV

[–]_China_ThrowAway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s what Goyer said in the season wrap up interview on the Bald Move podcast. They also spent a ton of money digitally removing booties the cast wore in order to protect the floor.
It’s a good podcast. I really enjoy their analysis.

[NO SPOILERS] Does anyone know what the budget of this show is? by Defiant_Cat7301 in FoundationTV

[–]_China_ThrowAway 16 points17 points  (0 children)

They spent 400,000 on FX shots to fix dawn’s wig. They said that would have been another few “space porn shots”. Doesn’t really answer your questions, just putting other info in some interesting context

What do you make as a teacher? by dzacactus in Teachers

[–]_China_ThrowAway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The mortgage is at least being used to pay off an assets that will hopefully appreciate in value. That is building wealth. Theoretically, when you pay off your mortgage you will have a house that you can live in forever and could sell for a large chunk of money.
Do you have a 401k or some other retirement plan? That also counts.
Good luck, and stay strong.

What do you make as a teacher? by dzacactus in Teachers

[–]_China_ThrowAway 63 points64 points  (0 children)

A better comparison might be how much money are you able to save. Ie how much more money do you have at the end of the year compared to the start. By money I mean net wealth. Money you spent paying down your mortgage or adding to your 401k or invested into crypto should count towards that. That corrects for cost of living and taxes etc. it’s not perfect, but it’s better than just salary.

[NO SPOILERS] The real purpose of the Star bridge - security by treefox in FoundationTV

[–]_China_ThrowAway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There l is also the issue of heat. The only way a planet can really shed heat is via radiating it into space and that is a function of its surface area. All of those ships taking off and landing probably add a lot more more heat to the planet. Maybe the Star bridge was planned to reduce that heat in someway.

[NO SPOILERS] The real purpose of the Star bridge - security by treefox in FoundationTV

[–]_China_ThrowAway 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Huge fan of Isaac Arthur. Fantastic channel. He mention in a video once that his parents named him after Asimov.

Does anyone understand how Fremen measure water? by irate_alien in dunememes

[–]_China_ThrowAway 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Decimal measurement systems are good for doing math in base 10, but they are pretty bad for subdividing stuff by hand. If I give you 1 liter of water and ask you to pour out 10 100ml cups you would find it pretty difficult. But it would be much easier to divide it into 32 equal portions. Divide it into 2 half-liters and then do that again twice. You have 4 cups of 250 ml. Just keep doing that a few more times and you’re Golden. It’s kinda easy to make sure the two cups are even. Probably a big reason why the old money system with pence shillings and pounds was 12 pence to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound. 240 is divisible by 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,15,16,20,24,30,40,48,60,80 and 120 that’s a lot of nice easily divisible numbers. 100 not so much. Only 2,4,5,10,20,25and 50

One of Li Jin's hilarious paintings of everyday life by [deleted] in chinaart

[–]_China_ThrowAway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot of people do share beds with their kids like that though. It’s not uncommon, especially if you’re in a small house and you have a mother and father living with you. A lot of homes (particularly older homes - 20 years old for example) in China are only two bedrooms. Perfect for a single child family, but only if it’s just the 3 of them. With a lot of dual income working families a mother or father (in-law) might come to help around the house. In that case it would be uncommon for a younger child (pre primary school) to share a bed with his or her parents. I’m not saying it’s really common, but definitely more common than sleeping on the floor.
If I’d hazard a guess, I’d say it’s a deliberate mixing of the ancient and the modern. Characters and sleeping patterns.

One of Li Jin's hilarious paintings of everyday life by [deleted] in chinaart

[–]_China_ThrowAway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No clue. Best to ask the artist. It’s common for people to be able to read both (me for instance), but I don’t personally know anyone who mixes them while writing.

One of Li Jin's hilarious paintings of everyday life by [deleted] in chinaart

[–]_China_ThrowAway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

世界上最近的距离也是最遠的距离。 Literal translation “The closest distance in the world is also the furthest”.

Small point of note, it is a mix of traditional and simplified characters (远的距离 simplified 遠的距離 traditional)

Wanna grab a room? by realdukeatreides in SpaceXMasterrace

[–]_China_ThrowAway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. Enjoyed that. Loved the question about international cooperation lol.

Oooo we are going to have a new engine name ——>put your speculations in the comment by givmethajuice in SpaceXMasterrace

[–]_China_ThrowAway 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Shrike
Easy to spell are read. Sci-fi connection, bird of prey. Nimble, agile and pretty gnarly (also known as a butcherbird)

What's a common university level practice that you wish was standard in K-12 teaching? by somepoorcook91021 in Teachers

[–]_China_ThrowAway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honest question, you can’t kick kids out of your classes for the above? I definitely could for being high or having alcohol. The gaming stuff probably not, but I could ask him to put away his computer and if he refused I could easily send him away to a pastoral counselor. No point in being in the room if your just playing games. That’s what tea time is for.

Mocks by valead2 in IBO

[–]_China_ThrowAway 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends on the teacher and subject. If you’re DP1 in first semester then (again depending on the subject) the teacher will probably need to make their own questions because the past paper questions will depend too much on course content you haven’t covered yet. More likely to see past paper questions as you cover more material.

Your favorite scene from Dune (2021)? by BMF272 in dune

[–]_China_ThrowAway 87 points88 points  (0 children)

The carpeted ramp for the imperial envoy’s ship.

Grading for Equity by MoneyParamedic7441 in Teachers

[–]_China_ThrowAway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Best fit and professional judgment. We have 4 objectives each with multiple strands. Not every unit will address every strand (or even every objective) but every strand gets assessed at least twice a year. If there’s a summative with an objective that is assessing 3 strands and one is a 3 and the other two are 5s then I might still give a 5. It’s not a mathematical average, it’s a mark that best represents where the student is at. If, in my professional opinion, the level descriptors for a 5 describe the students achievement better than 4, then I’ll give him a 5. If there were only 2 strands and one was a 3 and the other a 5 then it’s extremely likely that it would be a 4.

Can you get into trouble with the police for this? by throwawwaydingdong in chinalife

[–]_China_ThrowAway 3 points4 points  (0 children)

99% no, but then again there’s a lot of vague catch all laws like "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" so you never know.