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I hear it all the time but don't understand it.
I have just recently (as in 5 minutes ago) been notified of some bonds given to me by my late grandfather. I don’t know where these bonds are from or from how much, but how do bonds work? What are they and why does that money go to me?
Why is Fallout 76's day one update 51GB? From my programming experience (non-games) most bugs exist in the code. I kno that usually the code part of games is really small and most of the size is in the assets. (Took a look at my Diablo 3 folder. All the executables, dll-s, etc were about 300MB and the data was 15.6GB). The file sizes in these updates are so big that the patch must contain most of the assets too (textures, models etc...). Is everything really that broken on the release version that they have to update everything?
I saw Bose Headphones from $300 to $500 but feel like I would be paying more due to the brand name
So... What exactly is humanism? What is the difference between secular humanism and regular humanism? I've heard people tell me it is a philosophy that is about human beings caring about each other and working together to solve problems instead of every man for himself. Is this true? If so, what is the point in that philosophy? Isn't that just common sense?
I would have thought that having a smaller turning circle is better than a wider one. Why then do some cars have a wider turning circle than others?