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Are niche pillows and cases worth it?
  • Everyone in my family, from my elderly parents to my kid have switched to buckwheat over the past decade or so. Every single one of them loves it. That's just anecdotal, but for me it was completely worth it.

  • Magats in NB

    Nothing much to say other than I had to drive down PCH today and it would have been a better idea to drive around back bay. So many deplorable magats waving their stupid flags, driving in circles. I showed my support by yelling "We love proven rapists who are convicted felons!!" at them when stopped. It's just so embarrassing seeing these anti-democratic, anti-Constitution morons in my city/county/state/country.

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    Bygone Era
  • I think the most important context is minimum wage.

    In 1982 a full-time job making $3.35 an hour is pulling in approx $6,700 a year. Or 14% of the price of a house.

    In 2022, that same worker, working the same number of hours at minimum wage $7.25 an hour is bringing in $14,500 a year. Or 3.5% the price of a house.

    The same for groceries. THAT is the fucked up part. It's what happens when people seem OK with 50 trillion dollars going from the bottom 90% to the top 1% over the past several decades.

  • Millions raised for Arizona sheriff's animal shelter that was never built. Where did the money go?
  • Corporate partners were brought on and more than $1.5 million was raised for the project. . . . No new home for animals was built, the main corporate partner pulled out and no one seems to be able to account for what happened to more than $300,000 that had been raised.

    I wonder what happened to the $90,000, I mean if I was given and extra $2,000 I would know where it was. In fact, if this is a problem, I'll just return the $17 bucks. Jeez.

  • China is burning all its bridges with Israel
  • I wish people would explain their downvotes for this post. It has more information and nuance than 99% of the posts on lemmy. I guess because it doesn't fit whatever rage they are currently entertaining.

  • Any keyword filters available that work. Userscript or extension.

    The only one I've found is this one, but it doesn't work. It only triggers if I open the keyword interface and save it after every page load. I don't know enough to fix it.

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    www.usatoday.com Boxer Ryan Garcia misses weight for Saturday fight, loses $1.5 million bet to Devin Haney

    Ryan Garcia failed to make weight ahead Saturday's fight against Devin Haney. And while the boxing match will go on, Haney is now $1.5 million richer.

    Boxer Ryan Garcia misses weight for Saturday fight, loses $1.5 million bet to Devin Haney

    I have the feeling tomorrow won't end well for Garcia.

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    Directions on life

    Any advice for a regular smart 27 year old youngster, who has chronically underachieved and is motivated to turn their life around. They have a couple years of JC completed, and has no idea what path to take, or really what paths exist.

    EDIT: OK, I see I gave slim pickins here. It's not me, it's my neighbor's kid. I've known his parents since before he was born. He's a super smart kid, but like a lot of smart kids, he got kind of jaded about...well, everything. I was visiting the other day and he asked me for advice, and my retired ass has nothing. Any relevant personal experience I may have, became dated years ago.

    He's good at just about all subjects. His longest lifelong hobby has been video games. He took a few programming classes and liked it, but the thought of doing it full time as a career would quickly become torture.

    He's kind of half-assed things and just realized he needs to get his shit straight. He was thinking something like finance, just numbers. Something solid that's just a career direction. He is going back to school, well most likely he is, but he needs an idea of what path to take. Most of his friends are unemployed/underemployed with computer degrees.

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    www.scmp.com ‘Irresponsible’: India urged to stop deporting refugees to chaos-ravaged Myanmar

    India is sending back thousands of Myanmar refugees, whom they blame for ethnic violence erupting in Manipur state.

    ‘Irresponsible’: India urged to stop deporting refugees to chaos-ravaged Myanmar

    Nobody seems to be talking about the continuing genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar nor India's heartless and illegal current actions.

    >“Refoulement is against international human rights law, regardless of if you’ve signed the refugee convention" - John Quinley III, director of international rights group

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    Kim Stanley Robinson

    I read Kim's Mars trilogy years ago and liked it. I decided to pick up The Ministry of the Future a couple days ago. It's very different, and without any spoilers, I have to say it's made me hate humanity even more than I already did. If you haven't read it, it's a near-future climate disaster book. Well written, interesting structure, and just pissing me off. I'm about halfway through it, so maybe it'll swing the other way in the second half.

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    Borderlands @sopuli.xyz sin_free_for_00_days @sopuli.xyz

    Borderlands (2024) Official Trailer - Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

    Well this looks more awful than I could have imagined. Incredibly shitty casting.

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    arstechnica.com RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable: Study

    Data is consistent with bosses using RTO to reassert control and scapegoat workers.

    RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable: Study

    Nothing we all didn't know.

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    How to pull rocks out of pipe in the ground?

    My mom has a hole in the ground that she puts her clothes drying hanger in. Like this. The hole in the ground is a 2" or so pipe, set in concrete. The pipe has filled with gravel. Anyone have a tip on getting the rocks out? I can only get so many out using my fingers and then trying to use a set of chopsticks.

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    Fury vs Ngannou, who do you have?

    I put a little on Ngannou, but I think Fury will just toy with him before finishing Ngannou off. Heavyweights though, you never know.

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    www.reuters.com Scores dead in Israel and Gaza after Hamas shock attack on Israeli towns

    At least 200 Israelis have been killed and 740 wounded, according to reports from media and health officials. Gaza health officials say nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed with more than 1,600 wounded.

    Scores dead in Israel and Gaza after Hamas shock attack on Israeli towns

    This seems far more serious than the typical lobbing explosives at each other in which Hamas and Israel habitually partake.

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    Effect of a gravity assist on person, or whatever, in spaceship

    OK, this is dumb, but it's gone through my head a couple times. I've seen a few science fiction movies and shows where the people in the spaceship use a gravity assist and lean into the turns like they're driving NASCAR or riding a roller coaster.

    I think they wouldn't feel the acceleration (vector change) because gravity is doing the acceleration on every molecule and there would be nothing to lean against. I'm often wrong though. Someone smarter than I am have some insight?

    EDIT: For what it's worth, I guess I shouldn't have used the Expanse clip as it upset some people. I just used it for an example of what I was asking. The question is this: Under little or no thrusters, would you feel a gravity assist? Even a radical one that changes your direction 90 degrees and greatly increases your velocity?

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    www.espn.com Round-by-round results of Canelo Alvarez's victory over Jermell Charlo

    Canelo Alvarez defended the super middleweight undisputed title with a clear victory over Jermell Charlo.

    Round-by-round results of Canelo Alvarez's victory over Jermell Charlo

    Have to give respect for Charlo coming up 14 pounds. The real ones are wiling to take those chances. Canelo is a brick.

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    Formerly /r/MMA @kbin.social sin_free_for_00_days @sopuli.xyz
    bloodyelbow.com Brendan Schaub co-signs UFC champ's Ferguson vs. Pimblett hot take

    Is Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson cynical booking from the UFC, or just the right fight? Brendan Schaub has thoughts.

    Brendan Schaub co-signs UFC champ's Ferguson vs. Pimblett hot take

    I would love to see Ferguson take the win. It would be hilarious to me.

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    pacificairshowusa.com Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach

    Taking place over three days, the Airshow delivers an action-packed lineup of events, from live music festivals on the beach and VIP offerings, to over-the-water aerobatic demonstrations from the world’s best display teams – all backed by Southern California’s most iconic beachfront destination, Hun

    Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach

    If anyone else freaked out about the jets doing low flyby's today. It's that time again.

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    Formerly /r/MMA @kbin.social sin_free_for_00_days @sopuli.xyz

    Francis Ngannou Open Workout With Mike Tyson | Fury vs. Ngannou | MMA Fighting

    Ngannou is a beast, but if this open workout is any indicator, he's going to get easily pieced up by Fury.

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    Formerly /r/MMA @kbin.social sin_free_for_00_days @sopuli.xyz
    bloodyelbow.com Israel Adesanya pleads guilty, drove drunk 3 weeks before UFC title loss to Strickland

    Former UFC champ Israel Adesanya apologized to fans, friends and family after pleading guilty to driving drunk.

    Israel Adesanya pleads guilty, drove drunk 3 weeks before UFC title loss to Strickland

    Maybe Izzy didn't have the best camp. The Red Tomato and others have said Izzy looked off in his fight, maybe they were on to something. I still think Strickland just figured the puzzle out though.

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    AMC @lemm.ee sin_free_for_00_days @sopuli.xyz

    WTF

    Well, almost zero activity on this sub. Still a nice break from the shithole that is the reddit amcstock sub. It's really something looking at this stock and realizing that the tens of thousands I spent over the past year could be bought with a few thousand dollars now. Disheartened and disgusted. No reason to sell because I've lost so much already. Fucking hell.

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