It is so frustrating to shop on Amazon with the Chinese sellers and manufacturers on the site.
The fake reviews are overwhelming (think 50-90% fake reviews on FakeSpot or ReviewMeta), plus the products are cheap and break and when you go back to the manufacturer, most of them don't exist after 1-2 years. I would assume it's the same group of people making crappy merchandise and cycling their names over and over again and buying the same fake reviews.
Beyond this, I'm always worried that they've put some pollutant or carcinogen into the manufacturing process because their regulations are so lax. The examples in the media are countless--toothpaste with diethylene glycol, pet food that kills our dogs and cats, toys with lead paint, make up with lead, beryllium, bacterial contamination, cheap hardware that self destructs after a year.
And it can be so hard to tell because they often manufacture for companies like Mattel and Nestle so you think you're getting American or European.
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I was watching Pleasant Green's youtube video Can You Really Get Paid to do Amazon Reviews? and noticed he used Fakespot.com to check for fake or counterfeit reviews. In addition, the website gives the seller a grade (A-F) and their Fakespot Adjusted Rating (0-5 stars). Their overview includes how many reviews were altered, modified, removed by amazon. I thought it would be beneficial for everyone who buys from Amazon.
Like we already know the upper limits of natural human strength and fitness and that should be the main focus. But it’d be really ducking cool to see what we can do at the peak of human ability + drugs. IMO that’s like the combined might of sheer fucking will and determination and whatever drugs add to the mix.
I’ve never met anyone that said “Oh good, an HOA.”
We all have trash cans, but the sight of them offends the delicate eyes of some, so I complied with the new rule of ‘no seeing bins from the street’.
I find a notice of my bins being out, which is surprising because I’m the only one who touches the cans and I know I’m 100% compliant.
I call in and ask why I got the notice. The full description says “Bins in driveway with lids off.” I asked if this happen to be a Tuesday, and sure enough it was. Wednesday is pickup, and I was doing my weekly cleaning. I was fucking using them, I calmly explained through gritted teeth.
“Oh okay I’ll remove the notice.” Great, but how do I prevent this from happening again? “Oh, uh....I guess notify us.” Alright, I said, I’ll notify you every time I’m using my trash cans. “Oh that won’t be necessary....” Clearly it is.
That was five Tuesdays ago. Today, I once again called promptly at ten o’clock and let Alan know I was about to use my trash ca... keep reading on reddit ➡
I mean, has The United States of America ever needed math and science more in its history than right now? Telling students this ingrains, for the rest of their life, complacency and disregard for the world around them.
Math and science classes don’t always have direct application, no, but calling them useless because of that is a naive oversimplification. These classes teach critical thinking. These classes teach problem solving. These classes teach our students how to think about things.
I understand the benefit in telling a student that is struggling in math class that he/she is not destined to be a failure because of it. But that is totally separate from “bragging” (especially around young people) that you don’t use math in your career (even though you probably do even if you don’t realize it). That is being a bad influence on a very easily influenced population of people.
Math is money. Science is life. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist for these things to be importan... keep reading on reddit ➡
We’re expecting twins in October and have obviously been suggesting names, we could have two girls/two boys (to sum up; we don’t know the genders)
Gabriella and Isabella
Caleb and Joshua
Ordinary, decent names that won’t make people take a double take and won’t ruin their chances for a job in the future.
My wife is dead set on these names;
Roman - Xander and Luca - Beau.
Freya and Eliza - Florence.
I don’t even think middle names are necessary but she does, not that anyone ever uses middle names.
But I think the names are ridiculous, would you take a child seriously if they’re called Roman - Xander? No? Me neither! Xander is the name of her uncle so I can kind of get that (it’s not my fault her grandmother used ridiculous names too)
I’ve told her several times to drop the names, we’re not using the names at all, they’re stupid and our children will get mocked over them.
She bought the names up to her family; her grandmother cried when she found out my wife wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Disagreements/arguments are crucial to a healthy relationship with your spouse, friend or family.
In modern times, people see arguments as being toxic in a relationship and jump ship. Work through disagreements as a team.
The key is in how you handle the arguments. Watch what you say in the heat of the moment as you can’t take back words you said out of emotion.
When in a disagreement/argument, slow down, understand each other’s point of views. Throw your ego out the window. This is where you’ll grow closer because you’ll learn new things about the other person.
If you have other tips for working through disagreements/arguments, please share!
If you're going to min/max, don't make a one-man army for a team-based game. Yes, your darkness/devil's sight hexblade is very impressive but meanwhile your party can't see shit. If you try to go it solo, you'll become a liability.
Instead, use your party to bring out your character's maximum potential. In a team with a bunch of martials? Bring that twin-cast haste build because their damage is your damage. Moon druid in the party? Bring your cavalier and ride that madlad into battle. Battlemaster? Your rogue's going to love that commander's strike.
Strength in unity. Whatever you're trying to optimise for, your power will be tenfold when it works in unison with others. Plus, this approach is way more fun for everyone at the table. As a player, I want to be part of your unstoppable min/max build. Let's be unstoppable together.
Yes you can use water gun