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Bewerbungsformularfürakzeptablenhumor

That would be "Scherzereibewerbungsformular" nowadays. The old Bewerbungsformularfürakzeptablenhumor was abolished in August 2020, along with the Clownpolizei.

If a Sherzereibewerbungsformular is approved, you get a Scherzereigenehmigung for the next 30 days, starting at the next non-holiday calendar day, good for 1x (one) Scherz per day. If you exceed that quota, you have to pay a fine to the Humorüberwachungsamt (HUA) or face jail time. Professional Scherzemacher and Sprücheklopfer are exempt from this and may get a Witzelei-Lizenz for up to one year at a time, but you need an official Dummfugdiplom for that.

German humor is no laughing matter.

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German here. I had to send mine in four times since buying them, and always got a joke invoice of zero Euro for the repairs/swap. However, they never said they were going to replace them for free, and the poor guy I pestered on the hotline just kept saying I should send them in, as if he was forbidden to make any promises.

Long story short; it can't hurt to try even when they not openly advertise the free-of-charge repairs.

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Do videogames count as well? If so, then Hyrule - specifically the one from Breath of the Wild. There is something incredibly tranquil and peaceful about that world ... I could get lost in there for days.

Otherwise, I am Team Discworld. GNU Terry Pratchett.

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Easy solution: don't own any pots =P

Or raise some chickens. No green-clothed, sword-swinging little weirdo would dare mess with chickens. (at least not more than once)

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This is absolutely inacceptable! Placing avocados that close to tomatoes and bananas will make them over-ripe way too fast. Sheesh!

But at least they have proper pest control, tho it appears to be in energy saving mode.

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My guess is that's either a typo and was supposed to be "shipped", or that they deliberately chose the word shifted ("to exchange for or replace by another") in order to combine the numbers of sales and repairs into one statistic so it looks bigger. After Nintendo was mass-sued about the poor quality of their C-sticks, they were ordered to replace / repair any stick drift issues for free even outside of the warranty period, and people naturally used that feature.

I for one had to send my joycons in for repair six times since buying the switch, so in that statistic my hardware would have been sold once, but "shifted" seven times.

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They disappeared after the Calamity was defeated,

... except, conveniently, for the Guardian parts used in the Skyview Towers (the "arms" that grab Link, the control units, etc.), or the dead Guardian atop the Hateno Tech Lab, or the Guardian "daggers" that were formerly turned into Ancient Arrows (which Link can DIY now), or the Purah Pad which is basically a rebranded Sheikah Slate, or the telescope atop Purah's little lab at Lookout Landing ...

Oh and of course the after-credits scene in BotW, where Zelda states that she wants to go investigate Vah Ruta to find out why the Divine Beast stopped working and check whether it can be repaired. The "Calamity" was dead by then as the scene takes place days or even weeks after the final battle, but I guess noone had told the Divine Beasts yet that they were meant to inexplicably go poof along with the main antagonist.

IMHO it would have made a lot more sense to say that the people of Hyrule actively dismantled and destroyed most Sheikah Tech they could find so it would be impossible for Ganon to possess them again. That would explain why there is still some of it left in remote corners of the Kingdom, and it is a more down-to-earth explanation than "it just vanished".

All in all, it really DOES sound like a lazy "I don't care" explanation.

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It wasn't his turn with the Brain Cell™ when you took that pic, wasn't it?

But congrats on the surprise family member, chosen one ;) I just love it when animals randomly decide to adopt a human as their own.

Most "simulation" games aren't simulators

I was just browsing the Google Play Store and I am getting frustrated seeing games being tagged with the genre, but aren't actually simulating anything. E.g. Idle Miner/Mining Tycoon (can't remember name). Nothing in the game is accurate or even tries to represent real life. It even has cartoon graphics. Now I'm not getting mad...

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Like others have said already: it sells. It's the same reason why seemingly every single fantasy/adventure game is called an "RPG" regardless of whether or not it contains actual RPG elements, like creating your own character.

Anyone interested in a (regular!) Nintendo Online Subscription? (upload.wikimedia.org)

I’m planning to buy 12 months of NOS soon, and in the past I usually bought the “family plan” and then sold the 7 additional slots to people on reddit. There does not seem to be a dedicated community for this kind of service (yet) on the Fediverse, so I’m using this community here instead....

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Instant subsribe for this post title alone, lol!

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“All the proof I need”? I don’t think so. There must be even more studies! Peer review! Blind tests! That sample size is wayyyyyy too small.

Luckily, I’m positive that this community is willing to help expand on that study with their own fluffy participants ;)

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Not hate per se, but my grandpa was very uncomfortable around any kind of "persistent noise", be it too many people talking at once (he usually spent the most part of family reunions in the garage, tinkering with his gadgets), loud machines running for a long time (he'd rather walk a few miles than sit in a car for longer than five minutes) ... or music. Then again he was a German WWII veteran who never went to therapy, so who knows what kind of memories he buried deep down ... he never talked about it.

So ... not exactly "hating all music" in the actual sense but I think he had a good reason to avoid it nonetheless.

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I don’t know how anyone thought this was a good idea for a video.

The dumber and more infuriating a video is, the higher the chance that viewers will start arguing with each other and/or the creator, and share links offsite to show others just HOW dumb and infuriating the video is. It’s the entire point of Rage Bait to be as obnoxious as possible to make people interact with the video in one way or another, because the creator gets “paid per click” in ad revenue. It doesn’t matter to those people whether the comments are actually civil discussions or literally every youtuber just commented “f- you!”, because both are worth one click = same amount of cash. Sharing links offsite is free advertisement on top of that.

Long story short, it is deliberate. And the best way to deal with those is to report and ignore them.

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I know it is supposed to say “Service Fee” but after reading your comment my brain is unable to read anything other than Service Egg now …

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Exactly this. Put any one species into a tiny depressing enclosure with way too many strangers and way too little food, and they will fight and establish a pecking order eventually. This has nothing to do with how the same species would behave in the wild and with enough resources to live comfortably, and the author realized that mistake years ago and is since trying to correct it.

But I guess the entire “alpha male” thing is just too popular with certain people … ahem.

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Personally, I like the “alpha as in new software” approach: Alpha version = unstable, missing important features, filled with flaws, prone to breakdown and not fit for the public.

justlookingfordragon OP ,
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…so he can have a total meltdown over an internet stranger again? =P

justlookingfordragon OP ,
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The sad part is that a no small amount of prisons (especially “for profit” prisons) don’t have the end goal of rehabiliting the inmates in the first place. It’s all about cheap labor. They don’t want to change anything into a positive direction.

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No idea about personality traits, but there have been studies about what kind of human behavior, especially facial expressions, might be “pre programmed” in our genes. For example, rolling your eyes when you’re frustrated with someone, or raising your eyebrows when you are surprised - that’s something even most blind people do instinctively, despite never having seen it / never learned it from others.

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Ohhh nice! and lots of good content on there already as well ♪

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I have been a social worker, with a bachelor’s degree, and I’ve worked with addics, mentally disabled kids, and LGBTQ* youth (three different jobs, not an all-in-one situation) for years. Had a massive burnout once my private situation went down the drain (not going into detail here) and once I had somewhat recovered, I decided to switch professions as I don’t think I’ll be able to shoulder that kind of responsibility again without being crushed under the pressure again. I have huge respect for people who manage to handle these jobs for years without going insane, but I am just not able to do that anymore.

I’ve been working as a cashier in a supermarket since then, but the notion of being responsible for everyone’s mental wellbeing is so massively hardwired into my brain that I often have to remind myself that things like misbehaving kids running amok in the aisles, customers chatting with me about their private problems, or overworked/understaffed coworkers not being able to cope with their workload are NOT my responsibility and that I should NOT volunteer to help others out if I don’t have the time and energy for it and NOT give customers/coworkers advice for their private issues. I always automatically have the urge to “help” and often need to actively resist it for my own mental wellbeing.

Sometimes I honestly envy people with a healthy amount of egoism, and I do not mean that in a sarcastic way.

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It boosts traffic during a time a lot of ex-redditors scraped/nuked worthwile content and left. If people are annoyed and want to show that off, but they can only change a single pixel every-so-often, then they will refresh / check the site VERY often to make sure their hard-earned single-pixel contribution isn’t overwritten by someone else.

I wouldn’t be surprised if that was one of the reasons, trying to profit from the agitated masses somehow.

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Uncanny Valley: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

tl;dr: Neither regular, boring, human faces nor highly stylized comic / chibi / animated human beings are percieved as “inhuman”, but as soon as an artificial face looks too real but still slightly off, basically the middle of the scale between “real” and “definitely man-made”, it can provoke feelings of extreme discomfort in the viewer. You’re basically creeped out by something that tries to look human but fails at that only barely enough to notice.

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As a German, this entire things feels always so bizarre to me. If a teacher “over here” would try and make their students do something similar for the German flag, said teacher would get kicked out of the faculty pretty quickly.

The same goes for religion by the way. While we did have classes about religion for a while (Katholischer / Evangelischer Religionsunterricht), the teachers were more or less just explaining what certain passages of the Bible meant, how they had been misinterpreted in the past, what is similar or different between certain religions etc. but not even they were allowed to make their students actually pray.

PS: and those were optional classes by the way. If your parents didn’t want you to attend, you didn’t attend. No discussion.

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“Pressevertriebszentrale” (PVZ) in Germany. They keep sending my grandma invoices about an alleged subsciption to a magazine she allegedly ordered. My gran is BLIND and the “proof” they sent us (a copy of the subscription order with “her signature”) had her name spelled wrong.

They’ve been doing that for half a year now, with increasingly hostile demands, and they’ve been threatening to go to court for at least three months. Their alleged lawyer doesn’t even exist, and the same goes for the entire law firm he “works for”, which is something you can google easily within five minutes.

To be honest, at this point I’d love to see them try and go to court with this bullshit just to see what happens, but they would be hella stupid to drag themselves to court with this situation. We’re going to just sit this one out.

YSK: Many price drops aren't what they seem... (news.ufl.edu)

Why YSK: Online platforms, particularly some very prominent offenders, may artificially spike prices before creating “discounts”. Whether this is intentional or the result of third party sellers fighting amongst themselves, I cannot say. Either way, don’t blindly purchase something because of a deal (camelcamelcamel is...

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Actually, you don’t even need to change the price to get customers to buy something “on sale”. The supermarket I’ve worked in for a couple of years regularily advertised a certain brand of soft ice cream this way (not going to say any names here). “Only 2,99€ this week” (without comparing that price to anything in particular) and people bought that stuff en masse, even tho that was the exact same price as the week before, and the same price again after the “sale”. The only thing that changed during the “sale” week was the color of the price tag.

Laws regarding these types of advertising only work if customers actually compare prices, and most just don’t do that.

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It is definitely shady, but allegedly legal as long as you don’t claim that the former price was higher. The advertisement itself “just” states what the current price is, which is not a lie.

Still totally scummy IMHO.

What is one generally common thing a lot of people do or believe that you cannot understand? (kbin.social)

I bring this up because it seems to once again be gaining traction in the zeitgeist: I cannot comprehend why UFO hunters put so much time and effort into trying to force governments to "reveal the truth about extraterrestrial contact", but I also cannot fathom how they think aliens even have a chance of successfully contacting...

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“You can not teach a cat to stay off counters and tables”… uhm… yes, you can. Get a spray bottle, invest a week or so of your time, repeat the process if necessary, and eventually the cat wil stay off surfaces it isn’t meant to be on. In addition to that, provide hiding spots they ARE allowed to be on/in if the urge strikes them.

I’ve had cats my entire life and they all managed to learn that rule eventually - some sooner than others, but they DID learn it. Even the current furry little drama queen in my life respects that rule, and he’s an half-feral asshole otherwise (still love him tho).

I never understood why some people just let their cats roam around wherever they please, let them walk over the kitchen counter and table, let them sit inside pans and pots in the kitchen kabinet, let them steal food off of their plates, and don’t even TRY to teach their pets that this is not an okay behaviour because “you can’t teach cats”.

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One of the two families I’ve seen this with don’t feed their cat up there in the actual sense, but also don’t make much of an effort to stop it if the cat just goes up there and eats whatever is within reach. Cat swiped the bologna from your sandwich? “Oh well, la-di-da, gonna make me another sandwich then and wait until the cat is done with the first one so I can throw away the bread.”

Luckily they don’t have children, so Toxoplasmosis won’t affect an innocent bystander, but still … no. Just no. I’ve never allowed any of my pets to do that. They might get the last bite of my food after I’m finished, but only if they didn’t beg too obtrusively and it is something they can easily digest. Not to mention that it can’t be healthy in the long run if they just allow their pet to eat lots of “human food” all the time.

The other family does indeed feed their cats on a shelf in the living room so the dog can’t get to the cat food, but they didn’t teach their cats that other elevated surfaces might not be okay, and I swear those cats know dang well that they’re allowed to do whatever the f- they want. One of them jumped into their fridge once, with all the casual confidence it could muster. Instead of picking the cat up and removing it from the fridge, he went to fetch the treats to coax it out, and then couldn’t seem to understand it when I told him he’s rewarding a bad behaviour. Judging by their furniture they also don’t mind their cats scratching the couch. The dog on the other hand is well behaved.

In both cases, the entire family (at least the ones I’ve met so far) seem to think that cats are, by default, un-teachable, so they don’t even try. And in both cases they think I “got lucky” with my own cat as he does indeed respect boundaries despite being an asshole in a couple of other aspects.

I’ve not met any other “direct examples” so far, but whenever I’m telling someone else about this it happens astoundingly often that they just shrug and go “oh well, you can’t teach cats anyway, what do you expect…” - I have seriously no idea whether this is a cultural thing (I’m German) or whether I’m just surrounded by weirdos, but either way it happens way too often for my taste.

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That comment honestly just made my day, lol. I think I’m going to do that for real. If they so strongly believe that cats can’t be trained despite knowing about evidence that suggests otherwise, they might believe that bad energy thing as well.

you just grab the cat.

Amen. Total no-brainer IMHO, which is why his reaction irked me so much.

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Happened when I was a teen: Chest pain, nausea, weirdly tired, hard to breathe - all the oh so pleasant symptoms of a heart attack. The doc thoroughly checked me but couldn’t find anything wrong with my heart. After a couple of questions he told me to lie down on my stomach, ran his fingers up and down my spine and then gently pushed until something in my upper back went “pop” and the pain vanished almost immediatly.

Turns out I managed to “sit wrong” while studying and one of my vertebrae (or whatever they’re called) slightly dislodged, leading to a stiff, tense back that didn’t hurt per se, but messed up the “front” instead. On one hand, I was glad that there was nothing wrong with my heart (no issues with that thing ever since), but on the other hand I indeed felt trolled by my body. Why on earth my stupid back didn’t hurt if it was this obviously the culprit, is something I’ve never understood.

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Supermarket employee here. I was aware about a system error of some sort where a type of frozen fish had a price of literally one cent per kg. (not providing any more details here, just in case). We had an asshole manager and lots of rather poor, old folks in the area that barely scraped by, like “please put this bread back because I am three pennies short and can’t afford it” poor.

Instead of fixing the error, I told these customers to go buy that one brand of fish and STFU about it to anyone else. Our manager was the type of “comic villain” greedy asshole who would personally set expired food on fire rather than giving it to a charity, so I am not feeling sorry in the slightest. He once yelled at a coworker (in front of customers, no less) for suggesting that we could reduce the price on a bunch of wares that were damaged during transport instead of outright tossing them away.

I no longer work in that store, but not because of this thing (they never found out). I just couldn’t stand that asshole manager anymore and switched jobs after getting a better offer elsewhere.

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I hope this doesn’t come across as shameless self-advertising, but I am pretty proud of my own followers. (ca. 20k people, the channel is mostly about Breath of the Wild). Compared to the toxic stuff I’ve seen in other comment sections so far, those guys are super chill and welcoming, discuss with each other in a friendly and respectful manner and want to actively contribute with ideas, questions, their own theories and the like. I’ve had that channel for three years now and I had to kick out maybe five followers total since then, and two of them were spam bots anyway. Five rude people vs. 20k chill pals seems like a good quota to me ;)

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Huh, weird. When I click that link, it does show the community and the sidebar/rules, but not a single post. Is that supposed to happen?

justlookingfordragon OP ,
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As long as it does start syncing eventually, that’s fine with me. I would just have found it weird to kinda “block” that particular community/magazine/etc. across all instances if the end users don’t even get access to the content.

… but then again, the Fediverse is probably just overwhelmed ATM so things like these slow down for a while. It’ll probably get better once the dust settles a bit after the reddit exodus (reddodus? rexodus? exoddit? I can’t think of a good portmanteau)

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Might be wefwef then. For me, the spoiler is hidden (Firefox, Desktop version if that matters)

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