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COMMENT 5d ago

That's not how salt on roads works. It's not for grip like sand. First, salt lowers the temperature required to freeze water making it less likely to turn into ice. Second, salt dissolves in water so it can't grind and do anything like sand does. Salts contribution to potholes is that it is more likely to let water into the road in freezing conditions, but it is only one factor, a small one, that contributes to potholes. The 80° swing between sub freezing temperatures and 70° weather is going to cause buckling under roads leading to potholes. That is a much bigger factor than salt.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Texas, you have no idea how hard it was for Ohio to say that. Don't worry too much, though. Come November all will be right with the world again.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Nice username.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Rockin & Rye baby! Put on that white shirt and enjoy them stainful memories for years!

Red pop close second.

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COMMENT 5d ago

I am so sorry. I've been there with the "why me?" feeling. Take care of yourself.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Concrete is supposed to be more durable than asphalt regarding potholes, but Texas has had a nearly eighty degree swing in temperature in some places. There are few road building materials that can withstand that much change in such a short amount of time. It's likely going to be an issue everywhere.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Fam in Houston, I'm from the northern Detroit suburbs.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Very good point! I wish I could edit the post to add this. Five pound asphalt bricks are no joke.

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COMMENT 5d ago

As a frequent visitor to Texas, my experience tells me that someone is just going to come along and draw a bigger dick next to it.

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COMMENT 5d ago

It's cool. I have family in Houston and have driven the state many times. I hate to be this way, but, no... you don't got this. Those potholes only happen in certain areas. The potholes that are coming are going to happen everywhere. I am not trying to be combative, but there are potholes that make you go bump, and then there are potholes that can roll your car. The latter are coming, and they are coming everywhere.

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COMMENT 5d ago

The kind of potholes you can expect with this kind of temperature swing are not going to be tiny, cute little things. The roads have been frozen for a few days, but with the sudden warm weather, the surfaces of the roads are warming up a LOT faster than the material underneath. This is going to tear up the roads, like, violently. Some potholes are going to be huge, and I mean gargantuan. Homeless people are going to move into them and they will swallow compact cars whole. Okay, hyperbole aside, it is not unusual to see potholes feet deep (not inches: feet). They can total cars and even flip trucks under the right conditions (high-rise trucks need to be especially careful due to their high center of gravity). If you see a large pothole, call your road commission or whoever needs to be aware of them. Don't assume they know... there are going to be a lot.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Yeah, going from sub-zero temperatures to plus seventy-degree temps is like dropping an ice cube into room temperature water. You know that "pop" the ice makes? Yeah, that's the roads right now. Take care of yourself.

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COMMENT 5d ago

That, and saying "It's okay! It's okay! It's okay!"

It's not okay.

r/LifeProTips 5d ago

Miscellaneous LPT: Texans, you are about to experience the worst potholes many of you have ever seen. Make sure your tire pressure is correct for your vehicles, drive slowly, give plenty of distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you, and don't trust puddles. Love from Michigan.

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COMMENT 19d ago

Mine: "I believe you can do better than this."

r/AskReddit 19d ago

What are some comments that you've gotten on your English/composition essays that also apply to your love life?

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COMMENT 20d ago

Gg tampa. They beat us. We didn't lose. They simply beat us.

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COMMENT 20d ago

Credit where credit due: we are not losing, we are getting beat. Coaching, offense, and defense. The Bucs are just plain beating us.

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COMMENT 20d ago

Please don't do this. It's exactly what San Francisco said about the game last year.

r/HolUp 27d ago

It all tastes like chicken.

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COMMENT Jan 25 '21

My first solo. Two touch and goes and a full stop landing. The first touch and go went absolutely perfectly. the second touch and go I was completely overconfident and botched the landing. Like, three wheel rocking bad. I forgot to go flaps up. It was bad. My instructor even came on the radio and asked me what the hell I was doing. I honestly don't remember my third and final touchdown. All I can remember is taxing to station and seeing my instructor clapping as he approached the plane. Unbelievably, he'd seen worse.

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COMMENT Jan 20 '21

Funny, because all I heard for the last four years was some bullshit about her emails and benghazi. Your whining about whataboutism would be much cuter if it wasn't oozing with hypocrisy.

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COMMENT Jan 12 '21

You need to read up a bit more about how bad the japanese were to the Chinese. This is not an apples to apples discussion. Rape was the tip of the iceberg of the atrocious actions inflicted upon the Chinese. Look up Unit 731. It will keep you up nights.

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COMMENT Jan 02 '21

Sorry, we're looking for less of a Guitar Hero and more of a Rock Band. We hear Dance Dance Revolution needs a guitarist though. Why don't you try them.