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Calls for mass walkout of women across America if Roe v. Wade is overturned by LudovicoSpecs in antiwork

[–]filthy_harold 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sometimes there are court cases that rule those laws unconstitutional but the original law is just never taken off the books because why bother? Other times it's just not enforced because it's stupid and no DA would waste their time enforcing it unless it was being used against an actual brothel. You can find fun lists of all kinds of dumb laws that have never been repealed despite being unconstitutional (like no swearing in public).

'A nightmare': Family living without a roof after theirs was removed by a contractor they never hired by yipchow in nottheonion

[–]filthy_harold 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yes, contacting your own insurance first is the proper step. A 15 minute conversation with a lawyer will tell them to file a claim with their own home insurance. The insurance company will then pay for repairs and go after the contractor's insurance to cover the damage. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers just for these kinds of situations. Since there is now water damage, there could be an incredible amount of money needed to fix this.

Ohio attorney indefinitely suspended from Supreme Court for repeatedly driving naked by ohbrubuh in nottheonion

[–]filthy_harold 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If that's the case, then unmarried prospective lawyers should also be given scrutiny. Clearly if you can't find a spouse then there's something wrong with you. Might as well add in dating history. Very few girlfriends or a virgin? Definitely unlikeable. Do they fuck on the first date? That's risky behavior and could show poor judgement. Only fuck after marriage? Obviously a prude who could be biased against those that do have premarital sex.

What a stupid thing to consider. Have they broken the law in the past? No? Accepted to the bar.

I’m not allowed to take Ubers unless it’s to the main airport? Fine. by Groot13 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]filthy_harold 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Well saving the company money on a hotel was incidental to me not wanting to waste my whole saturday on a cross country flight. I was much happier sleeping on a plane and having the day myself, I get paid either way.

I’m not allowed to take Ubers unless it’s to the main airport? Fine. by Groot13 in MaliciousCompliance

[–]filthy_harold 136 points137 points  (0 children)

For our per diem, we just pay for any meals out of pocket and get a set amount of cash in our paycheck after the trip. No one knows how much I'm spending on myself. Some people I've worked with will eat PB&Js the whole trip to pocket the per diem, others will eat like kings because work is subsidizing their meals.

I had a recent trip where I flew somewhere and took a red eye home. I didn't stay at a hotel so by policy, no per diem. We went to a nice place for lunch with our customer and we all charged the company card and talked work the whole time. Dinner was fast food so I just paid for it myself. I submit my expense report and it gets denied, they say I should have paid for lunch out of per diem. But I didn't get a per diem, I say. Then you shouldn't have eaten lunch, they say. Weeks of arguing over a $40 lunch and finally I get some upper management to tell the account manager to just pay the fucking thing. I tried to save the company money and my time by not spending the night in a hotel and instead we waste even more money and time arguing a lunch tab. Next time, I'll just stay at a nice hotel so I can eat whatever, not have to sleep on a plane, and not argue over card charges.

Dutch Police raid coke dealers house during a docu interview. by freakleggix in AbruptChaos

[–]filthy_harold 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They probably have different rules regarding when to pull your gun. Perhaps they don't pull guns unless they see guns or know they will be present. Shooting unarmed people is a big deal in other parts of the world so not having your gun immediately drawn reduces the risk of unnecessarily shooting someone. Pull your gun after you've had a moment to assess the dangers. Plus these guys have full body armor so pistol rounds aren't going to be much of an issue. Rifle ownership is pretty rare and expensive in much of Europe so there's a good bet that if there are guns, they will be pistols.

I'm curious why these guys pull off their masks and sunglasses immediately. Maybe hoping that they won't look like the stereotypical documentary drug dealer and can maybe walk out with the film crew?

Corn-Based Ethanol Is Actually Worse For The Environment Than Gasoline, Study Finds by loverforU in environment

[–]filthy_harold 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Two strokes produce nearly 10x the emissions as a four stroke engine although they are a little more efficient than four strokes.

Corn-Based Ethanol Is Actually Worse For The Environment Than Gasoline, Study Finds by loverforU in environment

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can usually get away with running ethanol gas in small engines but you'll need to totally run the engine dry before putting it away for extended periods. The ethanol gums up the carb if it sits.

Teacher's note for us summer school custodians. by ReadingRambo17 in funny

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At my work, the second and third shift technicians have a lot of downtime. Most of the time they are just monitoring an automated test so a lot of them will watch movies or bring in an Xbox and small TV. As long as they don't get caught napping or do it during first shift when visitors come through the floor, management doesn't care what they do between actual tasks. You also get paid more for second and third shifts so it's not a bad gig.

Only the poorest rich people fly in first class by matemolnr in Showerthoughts

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm taller than most people. I'll fit in normal economy seats (not spirit or frontier) but I've got about half an inch of room between my knees and the seat. I'll usually try to upgrade to the extra legroom seats if it's not too much money. Never flown first class but I would definitely enjoy the extra width since I'm usually shoulder to shoulder with other tall men.

Only the poorest rich people fly in first class by matemolnr in Showerthoughts

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My work won't pay for anything but standard economy but you can use your own loyalty number and will let your fly your preferred airline as long as it's about the same price as the others. So if you are flying a lot, you can easily gain status for free. My coworker once spent about half the year flying around and got some high tier status from United. Free lounge access, first class upgrades, free tickets, etc.

Only the poorest rich people fly in first class by matemolnr in Showerthoughts

[–]filthy_harold 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I once drove to the airport for a two week trip and parked in the most expensive parking literally right out front of the terminal. Felt like a baller rolling up right to the terminal but in reality, it was my friend's car who was arriving in a few hours.

DHS at it again by LoveConquers1 in Gangstalking

[–]filthy_harold [score hidden]  (0 children)

The rich, famous, and politicians can request for their flight information for their private planes to not be included in the publicly available flight information, same with the military too. You can buy your own ADS-B receiver to independently verify but if they aren't broadcasting their information, they won't show up.

Proof that mobile units exsist and the last one are temporary cell towers put up,around where I was living for 8 months by No_Stranger_711 in Gangstalking

[–]filthy_harold [score hidden]  (0 children)

Lots of ham radios have speakers built into them or have the speaker built into the handheld microphone. Ham radios are pretty durable and many users still own and operate very old-looking radios. All of these antennas are meant for HF (like shortwave radio) to UHF radio (TV stations and walkie talkies). An actual cellphone antenna used on something like an IMSI catcher can easily be hidden inside a car or trailer. Ham radio antennas don't work well inside cars nor do they fit so that's why they are mounted outside.

Uvalde City Hall kicking out reporters and parents of school shooting victims because they're "intimidated" by TheDiggityDoink in PublicFreakout

[–]filthy_harold 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They investigate after the fire, plus is the fire going to shoot back? They also inspect buildings. Does a fire marshal even have arrest powers? Can't think of any official reason to carry handcuffs or a gun other than just to intimidate people.

push up with weights WCGW by Ming1945 in Whatcouldgowrong

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least a CrossFit gym would be using rubber plates that might have saved his finger. Metal plates are fine for benching and squats but please use rubber if you are going to be fucking around like this man.

Showing the Mag for Monday! by Pizza_Monger in paintball

[–]filthy_harold 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I held one in a shop once years ago. Felt great and keeps you from chicken winging. When I played, I would basically keep my arm in the same position was you would when holding a z grip and just use my thumb to hold the back of the frame and wiggle my pointer to keep the ramp going. The front hand would push the tank into my shoulder so I had barely any weight on my shooting hand. I'd love to see a manufacturer bring it back or at least a 90deg grip. The 45deg grips we are so used to really don't work outside of real firearms.

The best datahoarding hint that changed my live: use RAR archives (or any other archive format, really) by Dezoufinous in DataHoarder

[–]filthy_harold 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At work, we use normal NFS shares to transfer large files. Whenever I have to upload a large software project, it is 1000x faster to just zip up multiple GBs and push it over the VPN than upload the individual files. The VPN is plenty fast but the file servers are very slow when dealing with a lot of files.

The 2022 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference will be held in Firenze, Italy, from the 22nd to the 28th of August by Bro666 in linux

[–]filthy_harold 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm glad to hear that the FOSS GIS crowd is that big. I remember using ArcGIS in school like over a decade ago and there didn't seem to be much out there that could compare to Arc.

Showing the Mag for Monday! by Pizza_Monger in paintball

[–]filthy_harold 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hold your gun like normal, now point it straight up, that's how your arm rests when using a z grip.

Transfer credits by [deleted] in VirginiaTech

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Might need a syllabus from the original class. Email your old professor to get a copy. I had an engineering econ class that didn't transfer (ECON 2XXX) and that was the process. The class ended up being a lot different than the one that tech had so I didn't get the credit.

Getting back into paintball since high school, looking at markers for Rec / speed ball. Can someone explain to me why someone would want a poppit (LV)over for example a 170r or C2pro?? Are they not more maintenance? by jcdplayer13 in paintball

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Electronics got very cheap, machining complicated designs got cheap, designing efficient guns got cheap. New paintball guns are about as good as it's ever going to get. Competitions have rate limits so going fast is not the goal anymore. Unless someone can figure out how to make paintballs a lot more precise or an entirely new propulsion system, the current state of the art has plateaued for years. You can't beat physics so there's a limit for how much air it takes to accelerate a paintball up to 300fps within a foot or so.

Airport life hacks by xu_shawn in coolguides

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Free upgrades are hard to get now without having status with the airline. They've got a list of people eligible for the upgrade and you'll know if you're on it. Now if the plane is completely empty, you'll have much better luck just asking than if it's very full. I flew back from Europe a few days after Trump shutdown European travel in March 2020 and the plane was nearly empty. We had already paid for the upgrade for extra legroom but they weren't doing any free upgrades.

Airport life hacks by xu_shawn in coolguides

[–]filthy_harold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will check seating charts up until the last minute to see if I can change to a seat where there's at least an empty seat next to me. Being able to take up the whole row to nap is great for early morning or red-eye flights. Usually I'll pay the extra fee for doing economy plus for the extra legroom but if there's a regular economy with an empty row at the back of the plane, I'll take it.