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spearhard12 karma

Look at OPs post history. Lots of self-harm pictures. Its highly unlikely Amazon would use that account for a PR campaign. I think that OP is just generally happy to have a stable job and has clearly gone through some rough stuff in life.

spearhard6 karma

Thanks for doing this AMA. I used to be a Best Buy customer specialist, so I don't know a ton about Geek Squad stuff, but I know enough to realize that they rip people off so much. Our managers on the sales floor would always push us to sell Geek Squad services, but I just couldn't do it. I would sometimes talk people though things (in person or over the store phone) to avoid making them pay for Geek Squad. I also referred numerous customers to Monoprice.com to get HDMI cables for $1.99 instead of $30.

I guess I don't really have a question, I'm just glad that you're showcasing how much Best Buy/Geek Squad rip off customers.

spearhard1 karma

Hi there! This is an interesting topic for an AMA and a good perspective on Amazon's working conditions. As someone who has worked in retail a lot in the past for big box stores, I know social media policies can be pretty strict. Someone said they forwarded this to Amazon and (as some people have said) you could be punished or fired for this post.

I saw your post history has a lot of stuff in /r/selfharm and losing a job certainly would not be good for anyone's state of mind. I don't know you and I don't want to make assumptions, but if your thoughts ever turn towards suicide (as a result of this AMA or any other things in your life), please please PLEASE talk to someone about it before doing something you'll regret forever or never be able to take back.

This website has lots of free hotlines to call http://suicidehotlines.com/national.html, and I hope you'll consult them as a resource before doing anything that's destructive.

spearhard1 karma

Is there any truth to the notion that WiFi is dangerous or harmful in some ways? There's a guy at my university who is terrified of WiFi and basically turned his dorm room into a Faraday cage by lining it with alumnium foil, and he apparently sleeps with a Faraday cage around his bed too. He also goes around unplugging routers, and once rented a ZipCar so he could sleep in the parking garage where there was no WiFi.

Obviously, this kid is an extreme case, but is there any evidence that continued exposure to WiFi has health effects?

spearhard1 karma

Is there any research on sleep quality when sleeping in non-traditional positions (ie, not lying down)? My dad has horrible back pain and fibromyalgia, and as a result he almost never sleeps in a bed (either on his back or side), and instead sleeps sitting up in an armchair or on the couch.

Have you ever studied people who frequently or always sleep non-horizontally? Is there any difference in their sleep quality, or is there some way to make their sleep quality better? I don't think my dad has any particular problems with sleep (although he's had sleep studies done). I'm just curious if there's any research on this.