Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
Serengeti wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Safety razors are great, a ton less waste, and way cheaper.

^ This right here. Here's what I use:

Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor - $28.88
100 Feather Razor Blades - $33.99

Change your blade once per week, or every other week, and save a ton of cash and waste vs disposables!

How long would it be before my face isn't a bloody mess?

Safety razor, not straight. Go by what hbi2k says and then it's about the same in terms of nicks and such as a disposable.

Also, I found Feather brand blades didn't work for me. I landed on Sharp after trying nearly 20 brands. Some of them I noped out of on the first shave they were so rough on me.

Here's what we're talking about:
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Serengeti wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

Safety razors are great, a ton less waste, and way cheaper.

^ This right here. Here's what I use:

Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor - $28.88
100 Feather Razor Blades - $33.99

Change your blade once per week, or every other week, and save a ton of cash and waste vs disposables!

In my case, the math is a bit different:

12-pack of BiC disposable razors is $4.79.

I use about 1 a year, because I only shave around my beard for fancy occasions and I reuse them a few times before throwing them away, so it's costing me about 39¢ a year and I don't have to buy another bag until 2033.

I would probably not use 100 blades in the remainder of my lifetime.

+1 for safety razors. Got a $30 Merkur Long Handle almost a decade ago, I think based on some posts here

Got a single pack of Wilkinson Sword which I found too sharp/aggressive for my sensitive skin. Then tried Derby Extras and those worked great for me. Took me over 5 years to use up the first $10 100 pack, but I don't shave everyday. The key is a light touch, and changing blades as soon as they feel at all dull. Also a cheap brush and shave soap puck makes way better lather than canned stuff.

Ok, so safety razor users, where do you buy from? I started out at West Coast Shaving, and then found something on this side of the country, Maggard Razors. Any preferences?

Oh and cost wise - factor in a soap dish (and soap), brush and brush stand.

As Renji said, the upside is you'll never put that disgusting chemical gloop on your face again - a soap will probably last you at least a year.

Yes. I switched to a safety razor and can recommend.

(Soap is, actually, disgusting chemical goop, one of the first useful chemical goops humans ever made. Go make some if you don’t believe me lol)

Robear wrote:

(Soap is, actually, disgusting chemical goop,

“Soap” is unfortunately also an ambiguous term. It refers to both the product of a particular chemical reaction and also any hand-sized bar that is used for cleaning, e.g. “body bar” or “beauty bar”. So many people (including me) are in fact using syndet bars to wash themselves instead of actual soap. https://slate.com/technology/2020/04...

This is more of a TIL situation because I don't think this is something that I "should" know. Thanks to the No More Jockeys Christmas special causing me to research the actual definition of udder, I have learned that elephants have breasts.

That’s what the ‘mam’ in ‘mammal’ means - animals that breastfeed their young, i.e. have mammary glands.

It always bothers me that Dragonborn women in D&D have breasts. It implies that they are mammals, and it doesn't make sense!

Mammary glands have different forms. Only primates and, apparently, elephants have breasts. Ruminates have udders. Apparently, the rows of teats that dogs, cats, pigs etc. have are called dugs.

I'm spoilering this image because it's basically elephant porn:

Spoiler:

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iaintgotnopants wrote:

Mammary glands have different forms. Only primates and, apparently, elephants have breasts. Ruminates have udders. Apparently, the rows of teats that dogs, cats, pigs etc. have are called dugs.

I'm spoilering this image because it's basically elephant porn:

Spoiler:

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Welcome Perverts!

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I'll try not to Weclock myself with elephant boobs.

...and GWJ shoots to the top of the search results for another uncommon phrase.

Atras wrote:

It always bothers me that Dragonborn women in D&D have breasts. It implies that they are mammals, and it doesn't make sense!

There were epic flamewars over that in the early days of 4e.

Elephants have tits is my new party conversation opener.

misplacedbravado wrote:
Atras wrote:

It always bothers me that Dragonborn women in D&D have breasts. It implies that they are mammals, and it doesn't make sense!

There were epic flamewars over that in the early days of 4e.

I probably had a flamethrower back then...

I've noticed that I've had to reboot my router, an ASUS RT-AC66U, once or twice a month lately. Today, I was experimenting with my Chromecast with Google TV, and it was giving me terrible performances. Rebooting the router fixed all of it (and saved me a trip to the store to return the Chromecast).

So, I started wondering: Is there an option in the router's configuration to reboot it periodically? Turns out that there is! So, moving forward, it will reboot itself everyday at 3:15AM.

Regarding breasts on dragonborn women, I am sure its damned if you do and damned if you don't. I assume they would rather be chided for objectification (with breasts) as opposed to underage porn (without breasts).

bobbywatson wrote:

I've noticed that I've had to reboot my router, an ASUS RT-AC66U

Might want to check the ASUS end-of-life list: https://www.asus.com/event/network/E...

If you haven't been getting security updates for a while, you might want to consider putting it out to pasture and upgrading.

Images but I think it is worth knowing

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Barella has at least one major plant operating south of me near the MN and IA boarder. The kid in me totally wants a tour...and a bowl of pasta right from them.

They make good pasta, and sorted out their LGBT problem surprisingly quickly.

Robear wrote:

...[Barilla] sorted out their LGBT problem surprisingly quickly.

That's my Only Just Discovered for the day, and I'm glad to hear it (or, given the link's source, GLAAD to hear it); I've been avoiding Barilla pasta for eight years now out of reflex, and it looks like most of that time I didn't need to.

Yeah I've been avoiding Barilla for years. Still not sure how I feel about them but knowing that they've made efforts makes me feel better about it and I might give them another chance.

The family and company leadership went nuts over it in Italy, they understood the popularity of LGBT changes in Italy and the US and elsewhere. They really ran over the few resisters with hobnailed boots and worked hard to make it clear that was no longer an option for the company, no matter their private feelings.

Cincinnati has a maintained but unused series of subway tunnels for a subway that was never finished.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/43223/...

I should know this already because I lived in Cincinnati for 6-7 years and my wife is from Cincinnati but I never heard of this. I knew about the trolleys but not that there are unused subway tunnels under downtown.

Identity is a good movie. Lots of fun actors.