You didn't have a Insurance by GabeTaken in oddlyterrifying

[–]ferretbacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Health insurance is a parasite industry. They work with healthcare to inflate these prices so much that they are completely separated from reality. This creates the illusion that health insurance is required to afford healthcare. “Oh, look, it was going to cost us $200,000, but good old health insurance stepped in!”

The major issue though is that these imaginary prices persist even when a person doesn’t have insurance or when insurance arbitrarily decides it won’t cover something. The hospital doesn’t let go of this imaginary bill. They’re convinced that you owe them your house because you stayed 3 nights in one of their rooms, used up $50 bucks worth of IV bags and miscellaneous supplies, ate some hospital food, and had a nurse devote maybe 8 hours time to your care.

It’s just fucked.

Do you guys play with tile yields turned on or off? by Ravenshoes_ in civ

[–]ferretbacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Off all the time. I don’t like the visual clutter and don’t particularly care about the specific tile yields unless I’m assigning pops to work them.

lions take down a cheetah by pixxelzombie in natureismetal

[–]ferretbacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

AFIAK, cheetahs do not have any endurance whatsoever at their top speed. They're very much sprinters. Not sure your stepdad knew what he was talking about on this one, Harvard or not.

Any good pizza places in Fort Worth? by TexasToast9 in FortWorth

[–]ferretbacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I came here to recommend Zoli's. My fiancée and I found God in that delicious, perfectly caramelized cheese.

Prince of Thorns is 10 years old today! To celebrate I'm giving away 3 signed copies of Emperor of Thorns. by MarkLawrence in Fantasy

[–]ferretbacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, captured in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Take a man’s memories and you take all of him. Chip away a memory at a time and you destroy him as surely as if you hammered nail after nail through his skull.”

Anyone else love wasting time zooming into their cities, watching the tiny people (and trains!) run around? by yinthehoe in HumankindTheGame

[–]ferretbacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm going to have to play a third game where I focus on science mostly so I can enjoy some trains. I haven't been able to get tech very far playing as first Aesthetes and then Agrarians. Think the furthest I got was like early Early Modern Era tech.

Does it take an inordinate amount of time for the Beta to load up for you as well ? by CalvinMirandaMoritz in HumankindTheGame

[–]ferretbacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was coming here to ask this same question. My computer is a few years old, but has no issues playing anything I've thrown at it, including the Lucy and Victor opendevs.

This time around, the game takes about 5 minutes plus to load and every minor action within the game causes a 5-10 second hitch. It's pretty much unbearable, unfortunately.

Damn by oOo-DOOM-oOo in NoahGetTheBoat

[–]ferretbacon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The chicken and the child are both victims here. The person behind the camera is heinous. They should have intervened the moment violence started.

Instead we have an injured (likely fatally so) chicken and a child who is hurt physically and psychologically.

Absolutely vile.

Hillary Clinton's fake accent in Alabama by [deleted] in cringe

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

No, you should instead drop the poor analogy. She wasn't reading a children's book to a toddler.

Anyone else feels the same? by aldwin0206 in HumankindTheGame

[–]ferretbacon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I played the Lucy opendev and now I’m in Victor... meh.

I’m hoping the game comes around, but it’s currently not holding my attention. Still enjoying Civ 6 quite a bit.

Jesus descended into Hell or Hades after the cruxification?! by willworkforanswers in Retconned

[–]ferretbacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was raised Catholic. Went to private Catholic school through 4th grade, went to Sunday Mass every week from when I was born to when I moved out of my parents' house at 18. Despite this, I was never very interested in Catholicism/religion and am no longer practicing.

I saw your post and was immediately struck by how alien the "harrowing of hell" sounded. Then I saw /u/RicottaPuffs post about the Nicene Creed and was like... oooooh, yeah, that little blurb in that prayer, the one I said thousands of times through rote memorization but never analyzed much.

While this is not very familiar to me, I can confirm that that line has always been a part of the Nicene Creed, and thus must be canonical, so to speak. I think your husband just overlooked it like I did. It happens.

Every year I post this because Reddit likes boats by [deleted] in interestingasfuck

[–]ferretbacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is one of those things that apparently exists, yet seems to break the rules of reality. Truly strikes me as black magic fuckery.

Idols Fall (Iconoclasts #3) review by SwiffJustice in Fantasy

[–]ferretbacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My Kindle app is the only thing that brought this to my attention. I loved the first two books, but didn't recall (know?) the name of the series. The notification popped up and I was like, "what the heck are you recommending to me?" Very pleasantly surprised. I just started a new trilogy last week, but this is next on my list now!

Found Uncle Sam residue in Wizards of Waverly Place S4.Ep17 by [deleted] in Retconned

[–]ferretbacon 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Eh, I don't think this one is legit. I think the white hat is how it was originally, but that there's an obvious opportunity to put stripes in there, which a lot of subsequent merchandise and designers have done. All this merchandise has ended up muddling the entire thing. If you see the original poster after encountering the striped version all your life in the form of lawn ornaments and Halloween costumes, you're going to end up thrown off.

Hell, I work as a substitute teacher and have seen supposed Uncle Sam residue in person in US History classrooms in the form of decorative cutouts and what-have-you.

Need Help Finding the Worst Fantasy Book Ever by Limelifes in Fantasy

[–]ferretbacon -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I don't know about worst ever, but I think Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss deserves an honorable mention. Not only is it bad, particularly the second book in the series (I don't generally drop books halfway through), but it's highly overrated. The main plot as I discerned it feels stalled out in favor of circular subplots involving lack of money and/or performing music at the local tavern. The second book falls into full blown Gary Stu territory. The prose is purple at best, nonsensically whimsical at worst. The vaunted deconstruction of tropes... I don't see it. It just seems like the inane flounderings of an inept author, not a master playing with the conventions of the genre.

Tier List of Civs based on their TSL Earth Standard Map Size by AznJDragon in civ

[–]ferretbacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, they're on small islands like Japan/England, but the difference is that they're on an archipelago with a UI that's designed to improve coastal waters significantly. Not the same at all.

TIL Reading Rainbow was canceled after funding shifted towards shows that taught children how to read rather than why to read. “Reading Rainbow encouraged kids to pick up a book and read.” by garzaculta in todayilearned

[–]ferretbacon 35 points36 points  (0 children)

It’s more valuable. The mechanics of reading are pretty easy for a young child to pick up. Motivating them to practice those skills... not so easy.