In which reddit explains how a cab does business

I actually drove a cab for two years and I think I know what the problem might be.

Comment posted in the thread What company has forever lost your business? Why? and includes a nice list of companies that do not deserve your business:

  • Nestle – Exploitative business practices across the world – including child labor.
  • Walmart – The douchebags of Corporate America.
  • Ticketmaster – Practically monopolized ticket sales in the US.
  • AT&T – Bad service along with bad customer service.
  • Avis – Bad service along with bad customer service.
  • Time Warner – Bad service along with bad customer service.
  • Entertainment Arts – General assholery in the gaming industry.
  • Urban Outfitters – Support of homophobic organizations and media plagiarism.
  • Papa Johns – Actively dodging Obamacare.
  • BP – Business practices which led to the Deepwater Horizon spill haven’t changed.
  • American Airlines – Bad service along with bad customer service.

In which reddit teaches you of confidence

Gaining confidence is catch 22; you’re not confident because good stuff doesn’t happen to you, and good stuff doesn’t happen to you because you’re not confident.

So here’s the key: Pretend to be confident, act confident even when you don’t feel it. Don’t be a scumbag but hold your head up high. Force yourself to talk to people even when you’d rather not. Pretty soon all that good stuff that those confident guys get – that’s coming your way. That will boost your esteem and make you more confident in yourself naturally; suddenly you don’t have to pretend anymore.

Men of reddit, what is a man secret that you think every man should know? : AskReddit.

Of immigration and race

In a way, this reminds me of the immigration situation in America with Mexicans marching, protesting America’s immigration laws. But what they don’t want to ever talk about is Mexico’s immigration laws and how they treat their illegal immigrants. In Mexico, being an illegal is a felony and hiring an illegal is a felony. Also, in Mexico, the law states that if you have a choice, you should always hire the natural born Mexican before the foreigner, even if they aren’t illegal

Mexico also has an illegal immigration problem with other Central American countries, but they way they treat their illegals, which are the same “race” of people is magnitudes worse than the treatment they themselves receive in the U.S.

OP’s post sort of reminds me of this, in the way that everyone is so busy criticizing the great evil that they don’t even look at how they are treating the people themselves. Arabs treat the Palestinians badly similarly to (but on a much greater scale) to how Mexico treats its Latino illegal immigrants.

nitesmoke comments on IAmA a Palestinian refugee from Lebanon and I wish the Arab world gets as little as 10% of the criticism Israel gets for treating Palestinians. AMA..

So true. The original IAmA article is plenty interesting too.

Clear and to the point

Because FM is a newer and better technology:

Imagine the radio waves are light. AM transmits by changing the brightness of a light (Amplitude Modulation), FM transmits by changing the colour of the light (Frequency Modulation).

If you have a clear view of both lights then they both sound good, but imagine if you’re driving and trees get in the way of the light beam. You can still see the light through the leaves, but not as well.

With AM the brightness of the light keeps changing as leaves block it so the volume keeps going up and down. With FM it doesn’t matter how bright the light is because you only care about the colour, which doesn’t change.

The reason you still have AM as well as FM because AM is much cheaper to broadcast and the signals travel further.

brainflakes comments on ELI5: Why does f.m. radio sound pretty good and a.m. sound like it’s coming to us live from the 1920s?.

This is the best explanation I’ve ever read about the difference between AM and FM.

Gone Streisand

God damn it internet, why is /r/popping a thing

EDIT: You all keep replying to this and it keeps bringing me back here.

What the hell is wrong with you people.

EDIT 2: You’re all monsters.

EDIT 3: Oh my god if you assholes make this my top voted comment, i’ll never stop looking at it what the fuck. Reddit. Stahp.

EDIT 4: And the descriptive disgusting comments aren’t helping jesus christ.

ohsnapkins comments on Guy posts his infected pimple on /r/popping, gets told to see a doctor ASAP and ends up needing 3 days in hospital to treat for MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

Anoche me puse a buscar gente en Facebook… : mexico

En el trabajo se corrió el chisme de que una persona que laboraba aquí fue detenida por homicidio y por puro morbo (lo acepto) me puse a buscarlo en el Facebook. Después de curiosear un rato me puse a hacer lo mismo pero con nombres tomados de la nota roja de diversos diarios.

Finalmente llegué a un blog muy conocido por presentar noticias del narco y así es, hice lo mismo con los detenidos, sicarios y halcones “caídos” en enfrentamientos con el ejército.

Del morbo ocioso pasé a la reflexión. Al leer los perfiles de estas personas, muchos de ellos chavos y chavas (algunos NINIs) no deja de sentirse un ambiente de tristeza. Ves una parte de la historia de su vida registrada en su FB; desde que dejan de trabajar/estudiar, las conversaciones con sus amigos, las típicas fotos de FB, fotos con sus amigos en la escuela o fiestas, sus canciones favoritas.

Luego llega el instante en que simplemente dejan de publicar en FB, están solo las publicaciones de sus amigos, algunos mensajes preguntándose donde están y por qué no han sabido de ellos.

En algunos hay mensajes post-mortem: condolencias de sus amigos, mensajes de impotencia, de dolor.

¿Se lo buscaron? tal vez si. No es mi intención hacer una apología de sus actos, solo quiero relatar como por una noche me involucré en sus vidas y vi quienes eran antes de volverse una imagen gore y tener como epitafio las babosadas de los comentaristas.

(Via reddit).