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  • They stopped making the big ones about a decade back. The ones sold by the truck should still be larger, but not by as much as they used to be.

    They also went up in price a lot. Firecrackers used to cost ~$0.29 wholesale but they raised it to ~$0.55 when they shrunk them.

  • LPT Do it.
  • Missing diffs is a problem, though.

    I don't get how Microsoft owns GitHub yet hasn't figured out any way to actually create a spec that would be git compatible for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files yet.

  • Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says
  • Don't forget the beef subsidies, too!

    Per a 2015 Berkeley study, witjouy the beef and dairy subsidies, a Big Mac would cost $13 and a pound of beef would cost $30. Obviously both would be more now since inflation has raised prices by about 1/3 across the board and food prices have definitely grown faster than the average.

  • Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says
  • about 25% of people who make under $50,000 were cutting back on fast food

    Only 25%? Who hasn't cut back, even if it's subconsciously?

    I know it's just an anecdote, but my wife and I make a lot more than that and we've had to cut how often we get fast food because it's become way too expensive.

    Shit, half the time we just get sit-down service because the cost isn't that much higher. Why would we get low quality fast food for $30 when we can go to a local sit-down restaurant and get higher quality food for $40, tip included?

  • "No thanks, I research my own charities before making a donation"
  • #2 and 3 don't actually happen since it can't be recorded on the P&L.

    The donation would get recorded to cash and offset to a liability account, probably something named Charitable Donations Payable likely with a subaccount for the specific programs.

    Overall, the effect is essentially the same, though. Fwiw, I like to use the same comparison as you did to show to people how dumb this belief is.

    The individual who donated at the register also is allowed to claim the donation when they file their taxes.

  • It was so bright and helpful
  • I knew Google started ignoring double quotes for required text years ago, but I found out yesterday that it doesn't even think "site:xyz.com" needs to be followed.

    I was researching something and saw some Reddit posts. Clicked below it to view results from Reddit and a third of them were other websites.

  • Death by PowerPoint [Work Chronicles]
  • If the slide has all the information, then it's a poor slide deck.

    The slides are supposed to be an outline. The rule of thumb is max seven lines and max seven words per line.

    Here's a couple examples.

    Good slide:

    • Revenue: -10% vs Estimate
    • Industry trends
    • Low demand for new products
    • Strong demand for XYZ

    Also good slide, depending on who you're presenting to:

    • Revenue: -10% vs Estimate
    • Industry: -3%
    • New products: -30%
    • XYZ: +4%

    Bad slide:

    • Revenue is 10% below estimate
    • Industry has seen a 3% drop in sales
    • New products ABC and MNO have had a 30% lower demand than we expected
    • Product XYZ has higher demand than anticipated with sales 4% higher than estimate

    All the extra information on the bad slide can be delivered by the presenter. It's not necessary on the slide. The slide is for people to glance at to assist them during and after the presentation and to help them anchor themselves in the discussion.

  • Half of America Makes Less Than 35k
  • Only 46% of the population are working.

    Shouldn't you be taking out children, students, retired people, and those who are unable to work?

    The number is 76% if you only look at people aged 25-54.