Capitalism: It works, bitches

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Capitalism: It works, bitches

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Oct 2013, 00:08

About the triumphs of the free market.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Oct 2013, 00:11

I'll start with this incredibly detailed FAQ that's worth reading for the lulz or the sheer horror of what people can be allergic to.

But in the end? Their havarti wedge tastes like fuckin' havarti. Cheap havarti, maybe, but havarti.
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Post by Aresen » 27 Oct 2013, 00:14

OK, so we won't be discussing internet service providers, banks, most auto manufacturers, utility companies or Applebees. :D
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Post by Aresen » 27 Oct 2013, 00:19

Eric the .5b wrote:I'll start with this incredibly detailed FAQ that's worth reading for the lulz or the sheer horror of what people can be allergic to.

But in the end? Their havarti wedge tastes like fuckin' havarti. Cheap havarti, maybe, but havarti.
the FAQ wrote:Do you use Titanium dioxide in your products?

We use Titanium dioxide, a naturally occurring mineral, to keep our products’ base color consistent. Our level of use is well below the international standard, as well as the FDA maximum level of 1%. Unlike the Titanium dioxide that is used in cosmetics, the form that is used in Daiya products is not a nano particle. This ingredient is considered safe for human consumption by both the FDA and CFIA.
a) I want to know where they get their TiO2
b) I gotta laugh about the "FDA Approval" part of it.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Oct 2013, 01:02

Aresen wrote:a) I want to know where they get their TiO2
b) I gotta laugh about the "FDA Approval" part of it.
Do tell.
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Post by lunchstealer » 27 Oct 2013, 01:55

Aresen wrote:OK, so we won't be discussing internet service providers, banks, most auto manufacturers, utility companies or Applebees. :D
The first rule of Applebee's is FUCK YOU I WON'T EVEN TYPE THAT NAME A SECOND TIME.
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Post by Aresen » 27 Oct 2013, 10:36

I am sure that, if it were suddenly discovered that Pu239 cured alzheimer's, the local food co-op would start advertising their "all-natural" plutonium.
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Post by dhex » 27 Oct 2013, 11:35

the first rule of applebee's is "prepare your anus".
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Post by Andrew » 27 Oct 2013, 16:39

dhex wrote:the first rule of applebee's is "prepare your anus".
I thought that was Chipotle.
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Post by JasonL » 27 Oct 2013, 18:48

Strip mall Indian lunch buffet.

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Post by Ayn_Randian » 27 Oct 2013, 22:22

WHITE CASTLE
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Post by Mo » 27 Oct 2013, 22:30

Ayn_Randian wrote:WHITE CASTLE
Wrong thread. Unless you work for Big TP.
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Post by Ayn_Randian » 27 Oct 2013, 22:32

I thought we were talking about restaurants where one should prepare ones anus.
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Post by Warren » 27 Oct 2013, 22:37

Eric the .5b wrote:About the triumphs of the free market.
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Post by JD » 28 Oct 2013, 10:37

Harbor Freight. A few months ago they opened a new store near my home, and I went the other day. Good selection and pretty amazing prices - I got three step bits for $10, whereas the frou-frou hardware store near my office wanted $100 for one.
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Post by tr0g » 28 Oct 2013, 11:04

JD wrote:Harbor Freight. A few months ago they opened a new store near my home, and I went the other day. Good selection and pretty amazing prices - I got three step bits for $10, whereas the frou-frou hardware store near my office wanted $100 for one.
Harbor Freight is great. If you end up burning out your cheap Harbor Freight stuff, that's a hint you're doing enough work to need a better quality of tool.
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Post by lunchstealer » 28 Oct 2013, 15:03

tr0g wrote:
JD wrote:Harbor Freight. A few months ago they opened a new store near my home, and I went the other day. Good selection and pretty amazing prices - I got three step bits for $10, whereas the frou-frou hardware store near my office wanted $100 for one.
Harbor Freight is great. If you end up burning out your cheap Harbor Freight stuff, that's a hint you're doing enough work to need a better quality of tool.
Yeah, there's stuff I'll get at Harbor Freight and there's stuff I go to Ace or Sears for. Screwdrivers, for whatever reason, seem to be a Craftsman or bust kind of thing with me. Philips at least. I can use cheapo ones for certain small electronics or other easy low-torque tasks, but for anything difficult, a mid-grade (I assume Craftsman is actually mid-grade, not top-grade, but I'm not an expert) screwdriver is a big improvement. Pliers can pretty much be from anywhere.
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Post by Highway » 28 Oct 2013, 15:20

I'd put Craftsman screwdrivers in about as top grade as you're going to get without spending an absolute fortune for Snap-On or the like, and there's very little quality difference. There's a reason Sears has had that lifetime warranty forever.
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Highway wrote:I'd put Craftsman screwdrivers in about as top grade as you're going to get without spending an absolute fortune for Snap-On or the like, and there's very little quality difference. There's a reason Sears has had that lifetime warranty forever.
This. Snap-On or Kobalt might be worth the money if using tools is part of your job. I know mechanics who swear by Snap-On stuff, primarily because their stuff is easier to use all day every day. For people like myself who use tools only occasionally, Craftsman is more than good enough.
Random thought-every household should have the following tools, and those tools should be of mid-grade or better quality:
Phillips and standard screwdrivers in several sizes.
A set of alan wrenches (Quality doesn't matter that much here, unless you plan to use them a lot.)
A ratchet set with metric and SAE heads.
A hammer.
A cordless drill.
Duct tape.
Channel lock pliers
Regular pliers
Box-end wrenches, again in metric and SAE.

With that, you can deal with 90% of the repair jobs that come up.
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Post by dhex » 28 Oct 2013, 20:55

needle nose pliers.
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Post by Highway » 28 Oct 2013, 20:55

Number 6 wrote:
Highway wrote:I'd put Craftsman screwdrivers in about as top grade as you're going to get without spending an absolute fortune for Snap-On or the like, and there's very little quality difference. There's a reason Sears has had that lifetime warranty forever.
This. Snap-On or Kobalt might be worth the money if using tools is part of your job. I know mechanics who swear by Snap-On stuff, primarily because their stuff is easier to use all day every day. For people like myself who use tools only occasionally, Craftsman is more than good enough.
Random thought-every household should have the following tools, and those tools should be of mid-grade or better quality:
Phillips and standard screwdrivers in several sizes.
A set of alan wrenches (Quality doesn't matter that much here, unless you plan to use them a lot.)
A ratchet set with metric and SAE heads.
A hammer.
A cordless drill.
Duct tape.
Channel lock pliers
Regular pliers
Box-end wrenches, again in metric and SAE.

With that, you can deal with 90% of the repair jobs that come up.
I actually don't have a cordless drill, just a plain Craftsman corded drill. For 100% of the jobs I try to use a drill on, it works fine, and the batteries are never dead, I never have to wait to use it, and it takes up less space and cost a heck of a lot less. I've thought about getting a cordless drill multiple times over the last 20 years, but every time it came down to "I use the drill maybe 3 or 4 times per year, that's a lot of cost and battery maintenance for that kind of use."
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Post by dbcooper » 28 Oct 2013, 20:56

CK or Wiha tools are the ones. Lindstrom for tweezers. RS makes some AMAZING wire strippers though. AMAZING.

Makita for drills?
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Post by Number 6 » 28 Oct 2013, 20:57

The cordless part is a preference. In fairness, I don't own one either. When I need a drill, I just borrow the station's cordless.
Agree about the needle-nose pliers.
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Post by Warren » 28 Oct 2013, 21:09

Craftsman is still the real deal when it comes to hand tools, but I wouldn't touch their power tools.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 29 Oct 2013, 00:07

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