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People Describe The 'Coke Vs. Pepsi' Of Their Professional Industries

People Describe The 'Coke Vs. Pepsi' Of Their Professional Industries
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Us vs. them.

That is one of the main issues of life.

It is especially prominent in the business world.

When certain products or companies have similarities, it often turns into a sparring match.

Whose better? More efficient? Us or them?

It's in all industries too. Look at movies...

"Armageddon" vs "Deep Impact."

Remakes vs originals. A good rivalry keeps you on your toes.

Especially in business.

Redditor theoptionexplicitwanted to hear about the best professional rivalries. They asked:

"What is the 'coke vs. pepsi' of your industry?"

Pepsi. I'm a Pepsi person. But drink Coke. But I give Pepsi the edge.


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"Fender or Gibson."


"Gibson for the heavier stuff, Fender for the blues."


The Build

"AMD vs Intel."


"So many people are following build guides that suggest buying the cheaper AMD processors, that the cheap AMD processors are now more expensive than the higher performance Intel processors AMD is typically better performance for the price, but it's important to check that you're still getting a good deal before blindly following build guides these days 👍🏻."


Who has the Power?

"Milwaukee vs Dewalt (I'm at a hardware store)."


"Dewalt is my power tool go-to, but when it comes to my heated jacket, measuring tapes and utility knives, I'm always going Milwaukee. Not that I think one is superior (cause I don't need them all that much), just how it ended up."


"I'm a Carpenter, I've got Milwaukee cordless gear and Dewalt dropsaw, thicknesser and table saw+lots of other random branded stuff."


Sky Wars

"Boeing vs. Airbus. Fight me. I ain't riding no damn Scarebus. They will still be talking about the 747 in 50 years. The only thing they will be talking about with the 380 is how bad of a plane it really is. Besides, Boeing finally ramped down 747 production only in the last 10 years or so, after it being in service for over 40 years. The 380 barely lasted 20 before Airbus cancelled the program. Boeing all day long. Every day."


sound quality

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"Direct drive vs belt driven. For the record I was talking about vinyl turntables."


Well now those are somethings I knew nothing about. I figured a guitar is just a guitar. Such a novice.

Ways to Pasture

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"John Deere vs. Case IH."


"I’m not a farmer but I grew up in the country and one of our spirit days at school was JD vs CIH."



"Bayesian vs. frequentist statistics."


" This is a good explanation. You have a system for detecting if the sun explodes. There is a 1 in 36 chance that it lies. Frequentists look purely at the current data set. The experiment says the sun exploded. There is only a 1 in 36 chance that is false and a 35/36 chance its true. So it must be true. P is the interval that describes how confident they are."

"So frequentists might say - its likely the sun exploded. Bayesians look at prior events and apply probability to the event. That is the probability of the sun randomly exploding is very very very low. One in a trillion trillion. It has never exploded before. We know what causes suns to explode."

"We know thats not happening to the sun. The fact the sun wont explode modifies their result. It's more likely that the machine rolled double 6. You might think great, just use baysiean! But it requires data on the probability of events which requires a lot of computing power."


Software Decisions...

"Rockwell vs Siemens."


"Went BeckHoff recently. Probably one of my favourites so far. They took a software engineering approach to their programming which I really liked. The downside is that if you technologists or electricians, they may not like learning C, Python if you do go that route. Still does LD ST though."


"Schneider! Or literally any of them because they're all just different flavours of masochism - whether it's on the UI side, the functional side or the customer support side."


Hot Crap

"Bentley (Inroads/Openroads) vs Autodesk (AutoCAD Civ3D). Civil engineer. Both product lines are broken, unoptimized flaming pieces of hot freaking crap. If anyone from Bentley/Autodesk is reading: your products are broken, unoptimized flaming pieces of hot freaking crap."


"I’m currently enrolled in a whole class dedicated to teaching AutoCAD and holy hell. Flaming piece of hot crap is an understatement."


It's all Bad...

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"Quest vs LabCorp."


"Nothing personal but you both suck. Lab took us to collections for a $2.94 charge 2 years after the date. Collections offered me a 12 month payment plan and I took it being a smart a**."


"Ugh, they both want to charge me $650 for a TB diagnostic blood work. This comment gave me rage."


My American Buddy...



"My German professor that taught an IFRS course for a class of international exchange students at university once said 'Most countries use IFRS, with the exception of some small, developing economies, like the US, which uses US GAAP.' My American buddy thought it was funny."



"Library of Congress vs. Dewey decimal."


"My problem is that Melvil Dewey was a racist POS, but I don't understand LOC at all. I can use it but I don't know how it works. Dewey but only bc I'm stuck with it."


"Been using LOC for about 25 years. Can pretty much give you any LC number you need off the top of my head. Couldn’t begin to tell you where anything is in Dewey. LC all the way!"



"As a game developer, it's definitely Unity vs Unreal engine."


"Depends what you want to do. Without getting too into it, Unity is used a lot more in mobile development where Unreal is used a lot more in AAA games and now movies."


"Cry engine had some success but it's far behind UT or Unity. ID tech is used by most Bethesda's games but I'm not even sure they licence it to other studio at the moment. There are a few studio that still use their own tech, especially when they can use it on several games like Ubisoft or Sony's guerilla game, but aside from a few exceptions the market is shared between UT and unity. And unity is losing."



"Michelin vs Pirelli."


"Anything but Pirelli."


"Last year I bought Continental Premium Contact 6 for about €80 a piece (215/55/R16) and it was beyond my expectations, especially in the wet. There are many similarly priced tires, but they always fall back in performance. I guess Continental doesn't have that good prices outside of Europe."



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"Conn vs. Holton. French Horn player here. I know there are other options but when I was in High School and College, this was the debate."


Go Home

"Thermo Fisher vs Thermo Fisher."


"Thermo Fisher had an advertising team put up a tent outside my lab once and I just went up to them and said 'Hey, just letting you know that pretty much every lab in this building uses exclusively your products. You can go home.'"


"F**K THERMO FISHER (had a creepy ass boss there and HR did not care)!"


On the Shelf

"Lean Manufacturing vs. Toyota Production System vs. Six Sigma."


"Lean is the dumbest thing ever. We have people spending $25 for an O ring twice a month because they only order one at a time to prevent overstock rather than just buying the 100 we could for $25 and keeping them on a shelf."


Not so...

"Epic vs Allscripts. (The answer is Epic, btw)."


"At this point it’s really Epic vs everyone else. Based on past experiences if the hospital can afford it they should go with Epic. Don’t get me wrong Epic has plenty of faults. It the good definitely outweighs the bad."


Sexy Wars

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"Victoria’s Secret VS Savage Fenty I openly tell my customers to try savage fenty if they can’t find their size online or in store. Savage fenty is way better."


There are always going to rivalries and sides to take. That is what keeps capitalism alive.

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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

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Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.