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2023.03.30 04:27 LlamaLinda New Corgi puppy, looking for advice and opinions on what I can improve

This turned out longer than expected, sorryMost of it is probably normal, so I apologize for the big post. I have some anxiety and my impostor syndrome wants to make sure I'm doing everything correctly.

Hello! I recently got a Corgi puppy.His name is Fred, and he is 103 days old now. My goal with this post is to check some behaviors, get some tips, some dos and don'ts. I don't want to make mistakes that would create bad habits for him.I'll leave some pics of Fred at the bottom as appreciation for any advice.
So, some context:I am 26 years old, and I recently moved out from my parents house (back in December 2022). I work full time remotely, so I have a lot of time for taking care of him. I live alone in a big apartment with a big kitchen and a nice balcony. Also, it's 190 meters away from the park which I am anxious to bring him and have lots of walks (he hasn't completed all the vaccines).I have grown with a Poodle that lived 19 years (which still is most of my life) and have always loved her too much. When she passed away my parents didn't want to get a new one because of all the work required. (I don't judge them, they did their part already.)
The dream of moving out, having a dog and my own life has been something I was looking forward for the longest time now, and I finally got there.

That's enough of context, Fred is the cutest goofball I could have wished for, and I want to make sure I am not setting him up for disaster. Let's check on some of his behavior so far:

Potty:
I am potty-training him to be able to eliminate inside the house. He's already very good at it but still learning. If he's in the kitchen he will most likely get it right, specially if I call him over to the pee pad after eating/playing. The problem is when he's not in the kitchen. I don't know if he just forgets it exists or if he just can't be bothered to walk over there and do it.For some days I have put another pee pad in the living room, so he would see it and go for it. Which worked, he started doing it in the second pee pad whenever he was in the living room, but then I thought that maybe he would associate the two spots as "correct" and not the pee pad itself. I am not 100% sure how that would work, so I removed the second one. He keeps making accidents in the living room since then. When he does make an accident I wait for him to finish, tell him "No" and bring him over to the pee pad, not sure how else I should correct that or if I should just keep the second one and give him more time to understand.

Sleep:
He currently sleeps in the kitchen, he doesn't cry when I go to my bedroom. Sometimes he will chew on his bed, but I think that's mostly him demanding attention, as he only seems to do that when I am present.
I introduced him slowly to his bed because at first he thought it was a play area or something, he would go crazy in it, biting it, rolling over, etc. Maybe it was the bed's texture. I put a blanket on top of it, he seems to have understood what it's for after some days. He will still occasionally play on it and try to drag it along the kitchen and all, but he understands when I say "no". He stops and lays down, giving me a half-guilty cute look. He also seems to understand when it's "time to sleep" because when I wake up in the morning the bed is in the same spot as it was when I left him, he doesn't try to destroy it when I am not there. (That or he's secretly an evil genius who puts it back intact in the morning 🤔)

Play:
He can be kinda rough in play, he will nip me a lot which I understand he is still teething and all, so I don't make a big issue out of it. I try to distract him with toys (which I like to rotate along the week, so he doesn't get bored of them).It worsens when he gets his belly up during play. Then he will nip and bite anything and everything (I suppose in a playful manner because I don't think a dog would roll over when being aggressive). He will try and get to my face/nose/ears and specially hair, he tries really hard going for anyone's hair. When he gets past the line I will tell him "no" and stop playing (I read that's what you should do) but he will just follow me and try going for my legs and pants, at which point I have to either pick him up until he calms down, or put him in his crate for a minute. If I just put him in the kitchen he will try to destroy his bed or pee-pad because he is still in "play mode" (or maybe angry that I have put him aside).I should add that when I got him he wouldn't stop going for my or anyone's feet and ankle, but that behavior seems to be gone now (and probably very normal for the first weeks + herding breed).
Oh, and he doesn't understand how to play fetch at all. He will sometimes chase it when he's in the heat of the moment but if I just try casually throwing it he will just give me a confused look. And of course, not give it back. Goofball.

Food:
I am feeding him exclusively kibble, a Super Premium one that the breeder recommended for puppies (Medium sized when adult). I am giving him 3x56grams per day (following the packaging instructions for 3-4 months puppies). He is very food motived, which I started using to my advantage for training.

Training:
Once per day I will use one of his feeding time for training purposes. I think I am successfully using the clicker because he's already learned how to "Sit", "Lay Down", "Go to your crate" and "Go to your bed" and "Give paw". Sure, he will sometimes swap "crate" for "bed", give his paw when I extend my hand without asking first or lay down whenever he forgets/don't understand something, but he will get there. Also, I mentioned before, but he seems to understand "No" as well.

Health:
He got a little issue in the first weeks I got him. He was having some bad diarrhea (with a bit of blood). I got very worried and called the vet immediately, and we did a Giardia exam which came negative. As it continued, the vet said we should do a symptomatic treatment, so I gave him medicine for 10 days. That indeed made the diarrhea stop.
He seems to be fine for some weeks now. Not sure what happened but happy that it stopped. This event caused him to miss his second vaccine (he had the first one from the breeder) and the vet said we should restart the vaccine cycles because of that lost "vaccine window".He got the first one again now and the second + third ones are set for April. Which will make him able to go outside by middle of May.

I am probably forgetting some things, most of these points came up while I was bathing and anxiety was building up, but I think I'm doing a good job so far (I hope).
As promised, here's a clip and some pics of Fred as a thank you for reading to this point and any comments you might have left
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2023.03.30 04:17 5g_mongol My decay during a war

Hey! You know, my life started from a blank piece of paper on 24th of February 2022, when I woke up from explosions on 5 am. On that day I though this is my last day. I though I saw my mom for the last time, I thought I’m going to hear my girlfriend’s last words crying on the phone. But I’m here, alive. For some time, it even felt like life is normal again, but it’s not. It’s not going to be normal again. It has changed forever. You know, I would never think that I will think about every day life trivia during a time like that. But after war I released an album, I started to learn programming. But it feels different. It feels, like I have to hurry, like I have to do everything now, before it’s to late. For some reason, I’m very active, but overwhelmed. Every minute I spend on something else besides work that I need to do to finally get some job feels like something terrible. It’s almost torturing. Few days ago a game development company gave me a chance by giving me a test task to get a job. I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna make it, but I almost don’t eat, don’t change my clothes, brushing my teeth or cleaning the room. I just sitting in that dirty room with a dog that wants attention and code. It feels bad, and feels right at same time. I’m not sure. I skip my university risking being conscripted to army if I’m expelled. At the day time I think “okay, it’s time to change everything! I’m gonna go to sleep early, wake up and then clean my room, have a shower, cook a breakfast. But then I lay on the bad on 4 AM and think of my childhood’s best friend’s grave who died in a battle month ago. He was the only son. His father is at war now too, his mother is alone. Shouldn’t I be at war too? Am I a coward, or I’m making a right choice to stay alive despite everything? I feel like 19 years old is too young to die. Or I think about my dad, who lives in Canada now, and didn’t even try to ask anyone if I’m still alive. I don’t talk to him for a year now. But he feels okay with that. That hurts more then explosions near your house every night. But today is going to be the day when I change everything. I will wake up early, clean my room, play with my dog, eat normal food and stop being lazy ass. Again. I guess.
Sorry you had to read it.
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2023.03.30 04:14 Psyence_Phiction Gear-Determined vs. Skill-Determined: An Essay on D4 Itemization

Like many of you I've been experiencing D4 withdrawal since beta ended and while combing through reddit posts like a fiending neckbeard I've been able to distill (somewhat) what I consider (personally) to be the most interesting and crucial debate over the game design, itemization in particular. The issue concerns whether the current, highly gear-(read: aspect-)determined build system is bad or not and how it could be improved (significantly). Beyond just being interesting (to me), I think it also presents the opportunity for the community (maybe) to provide focused and realistic constructive criticism (maybe) that the D4 team might actually healisten to (maybe, or maybe a little bit). In reality, two months in game dev time is likely not enough time to substantively alter mechanics that already play such a fundamental role in the system. But we can dream.
*I had a shit day at work and writing this essay is cathartic, but I apologize for the length, please stop reading if you're not down for some self-absorbed way-too-wordy nerd shit. Stay if you love or want to love the game and have nothing better to do than think deeply about its design (so deep bro...). This is an essay and so a package deal. Humor my terminology and gross verbosity and I think it could be both fun and enlightening (not a promise).*
The Undisputed Part
As we are all aware, in the current D4 system, the effects of legendary aspects are so strong and skill-altering that they (will) play a crucial role in determining (what will be) end-game viable/competitive builds. I know we've only seen 25 levels, can't predict the end-game, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc., but this part should not be controversial. You may not care about competition, or "viability," and just plan to make monster go boom in shiny way (so do I), but we can agree that in the limit of impressive damage, speed, style, etc., legendary aspects and combinations thereof will determine what builds or kinds of builds people push with.
The Disputed Part
Many of those that oppose the current itemization system take issue specifically with how gear-determined the system is and are left wishing it was more character or skill-(tree)-determined. Now, everyone who understands the basic appeal of D4 understands that both your player level and skill tree on the one hand and your equipped gear on the other should each play an important/meaningful role in determining your overall build or at least its potential (add this to the undisputed part--I should have). It all comes down to how this balance is struck with the actualized in-game itemization (and leveling, and skill-tree) system. I've been convinced by those with the most clear, level-headed criticisms in the anti-current-system crowd that the current system might put too much weight on the gear side of the balance.
(I wrote a hasty pro-current-system comment, got criticism I deserved, deleted it, and decided to try again with this after thinking more carefully about both sides. Well played downvoters, well played).
The Skills First View
The most charitable rendering I can come up with for the anti-current-system view I have in mind goes something like this. Call it the Skills First View:
Player choice should play a priority and defining role in determining builds (i.e., a combination of skills, class, and gear). As we level up, we want our choice on a skill tree in particular to feel meaningful, impactful. We want to feel like we are designing our build, creating our character, and growing stronger due to our strategic choices and creative forms of expression or discovery (within the limits of a class). Gear should play a complementary role in allowing use to amplify or maximize the power of the build we have created. Gear should play a necessary role in reaching the full potential of any given build but should not define the build. We should have to (and want to!) grind for gear, but we shouldn't have to grind for the builds themselves (apart from leveling a skill tree of course). As things stand currently, the gear more or less is the build. Skill tree selections and combinations thereof do not feel as impactful as they should precisely because so much power is located in the legendary aspect effects. Both the numbers (e.g., % multipliers) and the skill modifications are so impactful that anyone who wants to make an end-game viable/competitive build is practically forced into a small set of pre-determined build paths based on op aspects and synergies between them (e.g., aspect combos for ww bard, exploding mist necro, twisting blades rogue, etc.). This seems to eliminate player choice, reduce skill-tree impact, and severely limit build variety and creative expression (assuming you want to stay end-game viable, competitive, etc.). On top of that, the current system is highly rng-dependent in requiring you to grind for specific aspects, which can be unnecessarily frustrating if you get repeatedly unlucky (imagine trying to rush a build during seasonal play and be missing an essential aspect for an extended period). This is not remedied by the guaranteed codex system because many aspects are not in the codex, not to mention the forced low rolls. And it's made worse by the fact that you can only use consumable aspects you've extracted once.
The Gear First View
Ok. That was my best shot at representing the Skills First View. Now for a Gear First View. I do not think anyone holds a Gear First View in a way that disagrees fundamentally with or actually opposes the spirit of the Skills First View. We agreed already that there has to be a balance between skills and gear. So things are a matter of degree (how much weight on either side) and how the balance is implemented (does it result in a fun system, does it allow for roleplay, is it technically possible, etc.). However, in constructing a spectrum on which matters of degree can be debated, it is best to have both extremes detailed. So I'll do my best to represent the spirit of a Gear First View:
In a realm as magical, gorgeous, varied, and dark as Sanctuary, the greatest of powers can only be revealed by way of ancient relics. Instruments forged in strife and chaos act as conduit for the Nephalem. Amongst the Great Conflict, they cannot act alone, naked and cold. Balance can only be struck by harnessing artifacts so integral to the fabric of the world and its culture that their path through time has become legend. Donning such artifacts, in the right manner, and with the right intention, is the only way to unlock one's true potential. Some items have been kept hidden by creatures unsure how to wield them. Others were forgotten, left strewn about after ancient conflicts, or transported in shoddy crates for some coin, utterly misunderstood by mere merchants and townsfolk. However, the Nephalem are not so naive. Their purpose is to hunt tirelessly to uncover ones of use to them and to discover what effects combinations thereof can produce. The forebears of humanity are marvels in their own right, but they will never incite true awe without the right gear and mastery of how to wield its unique power. There is still great choice in this matter. There is freedom of expression. Only those most creative and persistent will rise above the rest. However, the forebears will ultimately be humbled harshly if they consider the relics they discover mere accessories to their inner power. It would be hubris to assume descendants could overcome on their own accord. (I don't know actual lore, my b).
And so it goes that in a game that is defined by a rich and intricate array of items of mysterious power it makes sense that gearing and the hunt for the right artifacts across the (new open) world should take priority/center stage. The current system makes sense for a gear-grinding game. That's what Diablo is. Without enough power baked in to the gear, players would lack the incentive and drive to really grind for gear. The gear grind is its own fun factor (for those who enjoy the current system anyway) and having to adapt to drops and build around them (while leveling) is its own type of fun (and skill) as well. Finally, I will add that while some builds are obviously pre-envisioned by developers (e.g., ww barb in some form), I think the sense in which people feel they have been handed down meta builds as opposed to opting for player-created ones is overstated. I can't imagine the D4 team has a list of meta builds on the wall, betting on when players will discover which ones. Just because I go and copy some more dedicated youtuber-player does not mean I've forfeited my own choice or creativity in the matter. And if I can't creatively come up with something better it doesn't diminish the original creators' efforts as merely uncovering some pre-existing meta.
The No Fundamental Rework View
We now can at least see both extremes of the spectrum: all the power should be in the skills vs. all the power should be in the gear. No one holds either extreme. The right view is somewhere in the middle with a clever and engaging implementation in game. The Skills First View prioritizes the impact of skills over gear for the sake of player choice primarily. What I will call the No Fundamental Rework View is compatible/consistent with the Skills First View, but claims specifically that we should embrace the current itemization system with regard to its fundamentals and target changes that would allow the slider to shift from where it currently is on the Gear First side more toward the Skills First side. This would result in a happier medium. The primary attraction of this view is that it is realistic. This is uninteresting from a philosophical or initial game design perspective for sure, but it is highly relevant in this context. We are two months out and it is highly unlikely that the D4 team will make fundamental changes to how itemization works. They might be receptive, however, to non-fundamental changes (in this context, "non-fundamental" would mean something like "actually doable"). So what sorts of view are there on how to change things for the better?
How to Approach Changes to the Aspect System
There is where I turn it over to the community for discussion. My only wish is that that discussion will focus at least a bit on realistic changes or approaches to change that could improve the current system, at least over time (no fundamental changes are occurring before release I imagine). I don't have some grand plan to fix things, and most proposals I read on reddit dig too deep down to what is likely fundamental for the dev team (i.e., untouchable, unrealistic). But I will highlight a few issues or questions that I think could be points of focus for realistic changes:
- The codex is only a subset of aspects. Some (seemingly many highly impactful ones) are drop-only. Is this necessary? The codex rolls are already guaranteed low, so would it be so bad to allow guaranteed/farmable access to all aspects in low roll form, perhaps gated behind some challenging pve/zones? This would reduce rng-dependence and dread over unlucky streaks when trying to farm a build up. This rng-dependence will be even more pronounced during seasons when we have limited time to construct that perfect build.
- You can only use consumable aspects you've extracted once. Is this necessary? This seems to limit the use of certain aspects while leveling drastically in a frustrating and costly way. There is something to be said for having to adapt to drops along the way, but constantly rebuilding is a hassle if the player wants the choice of using a specific build that is highly aspect-dependent.
- Currently some aspects modify skill behavior in significant ways that are akin to talents/typical skill tree changes. Is there a way to categorically partition these from the rest of the aspect effects and treat them differently? Beyond simple tuning/balancing perhaps just these, or some of them, should become skill tree choices. This strikes me as entering fundamental change territory but I know some in the Skills First camp might approve.
- This last one isn't so much a change as just something to think about. From a purely business-driven perspective focusing on play-time, player retention, etc., have some sympathy for the devs working with what has a proven track record of keeping people playing. The highly rng-dependent stuff is definitely time-gating sometimes, intentional or not, but they might know (or have data to support) that erring on the other side of having gear not matter enough is the worse way to go.
I'll leave it at that. You all can propose your own changes if you like. I hope this was at least somewhat entertaining. And I hope to have illustrated that there is less (fundamental) disagreement than there seems to be over D4's itemization, at least philosophically. We all want skills and gear to both matter. We all want to feel immersed in a world that is not ours and yet remain in control as much as possible. Getting the balance right is hard.
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2023.03.30 04:12 AngelFire_3_14156 Why do they cheat?

Years ago my first marriage ended because my ex cheated on me. I have since learned that it was probably not a one time thing, which was what he was trying to convince me of. I thought I had been a good wife, or at least he never complained about anything. Part of the reason I’m here is because I’ve never understood why people cheat. This is also a theme in many of my posts here. I guess you could say I’ve been looking for a Grand Unified Field Theory of Cheating. As I have learned more I’ve decided that some of my previous conclusions were wrong.
A few months ago I was perusing the reconciliation subs and ran across an interesting story. (Rule 5: Please don’t ask for a link.) In short, this married woman joined a gym to get into better shape because she was feeling unattractive. Her gym trainer was a 25 year old male who was also a “flirtatious guy” and “was confident if not cocky.” They had sex 11 times over a four week period and did so in the back seat of her luxury SUV (she’s an SAHM and her husband had bought it for her). Then one night her husband tried to initiate sex with her and she rejected him. (She had sex with her trainer earlier.) She felt guilty about this and broke it off with her AP/trainer the next day. Her AP got very angry about being rejected.
She intended to take her cheating to the grave but the whole thing blew up when apparently the trainer got fired due to his inappropriate relationship with her and possibly other women. In retaliation he informed her husband about the affair and the husband promptly confronted her. Not surprisingly things have been pretty rocky ever since to say the least. I think sometimes the betrayed will try to rationalize the cheating because things weren’t going well in the relationship, which can give the wayward a decided edge when it comes to reconciliation. In this case she admitted that prior to her affair she and her husband had a happy marriage and a solid relationship.
Now here's the interesting part. She was asked in the comments as to why she cheated if her marriage was so happy. She said that she was having body image issues which is why she started going to the gym. Apparently the trainer was able to exploit this and knew exactly what buttons to push to seduce her. Still, she admitted that it was her choice and that she was now suffering the consequences of that choice (or choices if you prefer). So in other words, this guy was able to give her the attention and validation that she was craving.
Reading this is when I had an epiphany. So she essentially completely f*cked up her marriage for attention and validation. The fact that the only reason she got that attention and validation was so her cocky trainer could get between her legs was never a consideration, nor did she ever seriously consider the potential consequences.
Attention and validation. Is that what they’re after? Is that the main trigger? WTF?
So I took this idea and reread some of the cheating stories I had made copies of for further study. With one notable exception (and even that one’s iffy) this reason seems to universally fit. And just not on the reconciliation subs – go to any cheating sub, keep this in mind and you’ll start to see the pattern. So why don’t they just leave if their marriages are so miserable? Because being alone with only the support of family and friends wouldn’t get them the attention and validation that they want. It’s that simple.
Thoughts?
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2023.03.30 04:11 PM_WHAT_BOYS_LIKE I'm sorry, I have to vent about Lost Kin right now.

Easily the worst boss in the game so far in my opinion. Completely ruining my playthrough. It's ground charge attack has almost no wind-up and requires split second reaction, which you can't do if youre in the middle of attacking an orange blob that stuns you back for that split second. Speaking of which, it took me two attempts to even recognize that the ORANGE ON ORANGE blobs were not part of the background but were, in fact, attacking me. There is absolutely no indication if it's going to do a small hop, or land directly on you, which may be guaranteed damage if a blob blocks your path to get out of the way.
I know there's a trinket you can get that negates them after reading up on the boss, but this is my first playthrough. A trinket shouldnt be basically a prerequisite to defeat a biss. No other boss has taken me more than 5 attempts, and that's extreme on Mantis Lord's, just getting my timing down. Usually its twice to three times as soon as I learn the moves and counters. I'm in the double digit attempts now and I'm so frustrated at some of its cheap mechanics, I had to stop and get it out before I quit playing the game forever.
You don't even have a legitimate chance to heal. If you do, it will either hop on top of your head or charge you from across the arena. 90% of heals I even manage to get off (which is less than 25% of the heals I even attempt) are instantly negated by the rediculiously fast spawning blobs, or the boss itself. This boss is far cheaper than the others.
Inb4 git gud scrub.
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2023.03.30 04:10 pengengmentos 27 [R4A] Let's Make A Playlist Together: Year 3 (Give me your songs, and I'll make a playlist)

Hello, we meet again! If this is your first time seeing a post like this, let me run you through the details real quick. For two consecutive years, I asked PH redditors for songs that meant something to them and the stories around those songs [ 2021 2022 ]. Shortly after, the collected entries were incorporated into a Spotify playlist for everyone to enjoy :) [ 2021 2022]
This year, iniimbitahan ko ulit kayo to share your current favorite song and the meaning/story behind it. Who knows, baka may summer playlist na mabuo from this. Any genre and language is okay! It's nice to see how people associate songs with memories and people they meet along the way. I hope to hear your stories!
As usual, I'll go first. My current favorite song is Pretender by Official Hige Dandism (an oldie but a goodie!). I've recently started processing a lot of unresolved emotions nung pandemic at kasama na doon ang coming to terms with why certain connections didn't work out as expected. When I listen to this song, para akong nagtatravel in time, remembering those days. Ang sarap pakinggan nito, lalo na kapag nasa LRT.
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2023.03.30 04:08 Turbulent-Lynx-1844 Bloods help

Repost. Please see pic.
Thanks for the help guys.
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2023.03.30 04:03 shudix1 BROWNIE FROM FLAWDA MAKES IT TO UPENN HUNTSMAN (WHARTON + THE COLLEGE) VIA THE ED ROUND

This is long overdue, but here we go.
TLDR: You don’t need strong business extracurriculars to get into Wharton, which is arguably the number one business school in the world. Do what you love. And yes, I am aware that this is doxxing myself… Oh, well… Free publicity, I guess? I am also willing to share my essays on a case-by-case basis, so feel free to reach out.
Demographics
Intended Major(s): Huntsman Program (Business at Wharton + International Studies at the College)
Academics
Standardized Testing
Extracurriculars/Activities
  1. Swim, Team Captain and Swimmer, Club Advanced Level and High School Varsity Swim Team 2x State Championship Finalist; Made daily workouts and coached newer swimmers; Speedo Sectionals Qualifier; Attended practices 2x/day, 6 days/week
  2. Climate Data Science Intern, FSU Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies Published paper exploring novel climate prediction technique; Instructed a graduate-level Python lecture series; Identified anomalies in NASA datasets
  3. Delegate, Florida American Legion Boys State Elected Chairman of Nationalist Party (Top 1/218); Boys Nation Nominee (Top 6/436); Devised party platform; Conducted primary elections and hype-rally
  4. Commissioner's Summer Youth Intern (Paid Position), County Commissioner’s Office Research on homelessness presented at County Board; Briefed Commissioner before meetings with clients; Reported district-wide concerns, drafted solutions
  5. Executive Board Member and Delegate, Model United Nations Club - Organized national conference with FSU; Taught position paper, parliamentary procedure, and resolution writing workshops; 6 National Awards
  6. Founder and President, Speech & Debate Club - 2x County Debate Tournament Director; Coached Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum to members (50% NSDA/NCFL Qualification); Prepared weekly lectures
  7. President and Captain, Quiz/Brain Bowl Club - 4x NAQT Championships Qualifier (2x Playoffs Qualifier); County Quiz Tournament Director; Made Team Study Packets for 15 topics (300+ Pages)
  8. Competitor and Official Test Writer, Mu Alpha Theta Club - Wrote tests for and organized annual statewide competition (1,000+ competitors); Coached 10 students (3 state, 1 national champion); Won 30+ awards
  9. Self-Taught American Sign Language (ASL), American Sign Language University (Online Course) Studied ASL 1+2; Exploring non-verbal communication altered my perspective; Motive was to communicate with deaf friends; Currently taking ASL 3+4
  10. Motivational Speaker and Content Creator - Made 6 videos on teenage physical health and mental well-being during COVID-19; Reached 7,500+ viewers without publicity; Learned filming and editing
Awards/Honors
  1. Recognized by the UN and Australian Govt. (InternationalMUN Director of Public Relations/Outreach)
  2. Best/Outstanding Delegate (PMUNC2021, GTMUN2021, GatorMUNXIX, KnightMUNXX, TSMUN24 and 25)
  3. AIME Qualifier (Top 5% of AMC 12) and 1st Place History of Math (2021 MAO National Convention)
  4. Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship Startup Pitch Competition (1st Place in Florida)
  5. Bob & Gail Knight Scholarship (Top 2/436 on Boys State Government, Law, and History of Florida Exam)
Letters of Recommendation
I read both of my teacher recommendations. Honestly, these were amazing and I couldn’t be more grateful. In length, they were nothing crazy (600 - 700), but in terms of content, they were completely personalized. Other than the advice that y’all have probably seen everywhere about teachers including unique anecdotes and tying these back into how your character traits will benefit the school in question, I was lucky enough to have my teachers do something especially special for me. It is not very often that you notice teachers including comparisons in their letters of recommendation. Phrases like, “the best in my class,” “the top student,” “one of my favorites,” “most enjoyable to write for,” and “will be one of the few that go on to the big stage” are phrases that exemplify how strongly a teacher advocates for you. These phrases can be deal-breakers, as the letter of recommendation is the only component that allows for someone other than you to speak on your behalf. Regarding my counselor recommendation, unfortunately, I do not have access to it, but I am probably one of the closest students to him in my class. He also happens to be the IB Coordinator and the Quiz Bowl Sponsor.
Interviews
This was super enjoyable and probably my favorite part of the entire process. Although Penn claims that this interview is more-so for you to ask questions and to get to know the school, my interviewer practically guaranteed that she would write a stellar report. Out of the 90 minutes that we spoke for, only 30 were actually devoted to her asking me questions. The remaining 60 minutes were just us talking about… Life? It got to the point where she taught me how to make croque monsieur (it’s basically a French grilled cheese). I actually lost my note sheet, as my interview was back in November, but if I remember correctly, the following were the questions (the part that y’all readers probably care about) asked: “Introduce yourself by telling me three things about yourself,” “Tell me about your favorite extracurricular activity and its impact on your life,” “Tell me about what inspired you to want to study business at Penn, and specifically at Wharton,” and “Tell me about why you want to be a part of the Huntsman Program and why you chose the target language that you chose.” It’s important to note that while these do appear to only be 4 questions, the interview is supposed to be conversational, so many follow-up questions were asked in between.
Essays
Especially for someone of my demographic, I haven’t experienced many of the shared struggles or common experiences that most speak of in their essays. With that being said, I believe that I have also experienced many things that others of my background have not, so that probably made my essays a bit more unique. Without revealing too much, my personal statement was about how I combined my own struggles and attachment to the community to engage in three unorthodox activities. My supplements went into depth regarding these three activities. I’d say that this was a very risky strategy, considering that if one of the essays didn’t really hit home with the readers, the rest would also fall flat. Luckily, this was successful. One thing that I would definitely suggest to applicants in general, especially for Penn, is to look at a school’s mission statement and “values” (just Google *school name* “values”) and ensure that all of your essays showcase at least three of those values and make it a prominent theme throughout them. Additionally, take advantage of the UStrive Platform. Trust me, I haven’t been paid to advertise or anything like that, but it was a life-saver. College consultants can charge thousands of dollars, but with UStrive, if you choose the right mentor, you can get an even better experience completely free of charge.
Decisions (indicate ED/EA/REA/SCEA/RD)
Acceptances:
Additional Information:
Honors 1: Led team of 5 individuals from Chile, India, Nigeria, Norway, and Singapore, and conducted Instagram, Facebook, and cold-emailing publicity campaigns to promote the annual conference; Created MUN discussion Discord server that now has 1,000+ active members; Doubled conference turnout and extended reach to Australia; Managed monthly subscription-based MUN resource network; Received $1,000 grant from UN and Australian Govt. to continue work and make free MUN courses for underprivileged children in rural areas
Honors 4: One-week Summer Program hosted by Florida State University; Familiarized myself with lean business canvas, retail marketing, and STEM entrepreneurship; Pitched for custom prosthetics company called FuseIt; Responsible for data analytics, customer acquisition, and innovating revenue streams; Engaged in corporate philanthropy (30% of profits back to community)
Activity 1: (i) Main events are 50-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard freestyle, but I also swim 50-yard and 100-yard butterfly. Relay events are 200-yard medley (anchor leg) and 200-yard freestyle (anchor leg).
(ii) School Representative at 2022 Leon County Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2x Coach’s Award, 2x Highest Points Overall
Activity 2: (i) Paper Title - “The Regional Diagnosis of Onset and Demise of the Rainy Season over Tropical and Subtropical Australia”
(ii) Journal Title - "Earth Interactions" (American Meteorological Society)
Activity 3: (i) “Nationalist” Party is not indicative of any partisan or extremist views (it can be interpreted this way nowadays), as the 436 delegates are randomly split into 2 separate parties (“Nationalists” and “Federalists” were chosen to avoid labeling of Democrats and Republicans)
(ii) Delivered annual Boys State “Americanism” Speech in front of Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida and Mayor John Dailey of Tallahassee
Activity 4: Research Briefing Title - “Characterizing the Prominent Causes and Effects of Homelessness in Leon County and Exploring Potential Public Policy Solutions”
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2023.03.30 04:03 ameri9595 28M Bull's Eye Maculopathy (no toxins involved)

Can't read text when closing my left eye. And when using both eyes, "focusing" is affected, I take a longer time to analyze stuff, take longer time finding stuff in the supermarket, bad sight at night, driving is affected, have some trouble doing fine things like putting a thread in a needle for instance and need very good lighting to do it, losing the pinter's location on the computer, etc..
I have myopia, prescription is:
Right: Sph 2.25 Cly 1.00 Axis 63
Left: Sph 2.00 Cly 1.00 Axis 75
Current medications: None
Doctor diagnosis: Bull's Eye Maculopathy
Tests done to both eyes:
https://i.imgur.io/bJXmXdp_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
https://i.imgur.io/oWYSxIB_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
https://i.imgur.io/KoNspZj_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
https://i.imgur.io/sixKped_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
https://i.imgur.io/o8ai0Kj_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
Question: I just want to know if it's bad, and if it would progress, and if my left eye is going to be affected as well and how to pewvent it from doing so. Thx!
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2023.03.30 04:03 ladystohne Did I mess my game up early on or is the a load order issue?

I'm brand new to modding. After lots of careful reading, watching youtube videos, and scouring reddit, I went to start my first modded game and... it crashes as soon as I click to start a new game. According to Google, this means it's most likely an issue with load order. However, I did make some mistakes in the beginning and I'm wondering if those could be the issue?
The mistakes:
This is the load order I have now (used LOOT to sort):
  1. Creation Club: ccvsvsse004-beafarmer
  2. Creation Club: ccvsvsse003-necroarts
  3. Creation Club: ccvsvsse002-pets
  4. Creation Club: ccvsvsse001-winter
  5. Creation Club: cctwbsse001-puzzledungeon
  6. Creation Club: ccrmssse001-necrohouse
  7. Creation Club: ccqdrsse002-firewood
  8. Creation Club: ccqdrsse001-survivalmode
  9. Creation Club: ccpewsse002-armsofchaos
  10. Creation Club: ccmtysse002-ve
  11. Creation Club: ccmtysse001-knightsofthenine
  12. Creation Club: cckrtsse001_altar
  13. Creation Club: ccfsvsse001-backpacks
  14. Creation Club: ccffbsse002-crossbowpack
  15. Creation Club: ccffbsse001-imperialdragon
  16. Creation Club: cceejsse005-cave
  17. Creation Club: cceejsse004-hall
  18. Creation Club: cceejsse003-hollow
  19. Creation Club: cceejsse002-tower
  20. Creation Club: cceejsse001-hstead
  21. Creation Club: ccedhsse003-redguard
  22. Creation Club: ccedhsse002-splkntset
  23. Creation Club: ccedhsse001-norjewel
  24. Creation Club: cccbhsse001-gaunt
  25. Creation Club: ccbgssse069-contest
  26. Creation Club: ccbgssse068-bloodfall
  27. Creation Club: ccbgssse067-daedinv
  28. Creation Club: ccbgssse066-staves
  29. Creation Club: ccbgssse064-ba_elven
  30. Creation Club: ccbgssse063-ba_ebony
  31. Creation Club: ccbgssse062-ba_dwarvenmail
  32. Creation Club: ccbgssse061-ba_dwarven
  33. Creation Club: ccbgssse060-ba_dragonscale
  34. Creation Club: ccbgssse059-ba_dragonplate
  35. Creation Club: ccbgssse058-ba_steel
  36. Creation Club: ccbgssse057-ba_stalhrim
  37. Creation Club: ccbgssse056-ba_silver
  38. Creation Club: ccbgssse055-ba_orcishscaled
  39. Creation Club: ccbgssse054-ba_orcish
  40. Creation Club: ccbgssse053-ba_leather
  41. Creation Club: ccbgssse052-ba_iron
  42. Creation Club: ccbgssse051-ba_daedricmail
  43. Creation Club: ccbgssse050-ba_daedric
  44. Creation Club: ccbgssse045-hasedoki
  45. Creation Club: ccbgssse043-crosselv
  46. Creation Club: ccbgssse041-netchleather
  47. Creation Club: ccbgssse040-advobgobs
  48. Creation Club: ccbgssse038-bowofshadows
  49. Creation Club: ccbgssse037-curios
  50. Creation Club: ccbgssse036-petbwolf
  51. Creation Club: ccbgssse035-petnhound
  52. Creation Club: ccbgssse034-mntuni
  53. Creation Club: ccbgssse031-advcyrus
  54. Creation Club: ccbgssse025-advdsgs
  55. Creation Club: ccbgssse021-lordsmail
  56. Creation Club: ccbgssse020-graycowl
  57. Creation Club: ccbgssse019-staffofsheogorath
  58. Creation Club: ccbgssse018-shadowrend
  59. Creation Club: ccbgssse016-umbra
  60. Creation Club: ccbgssse014-spellpack01
  61. Creation Club: ccbgssse013-dawnfang
  62. Creation Club: ccbgssse012-hrsarmrstl
  63. Creation Club: ccbgssse011-hrsarmrelvn
  64. Creation Club: ccbgssse010-petdwarvenarmoredmudcrab
  65. Creation Club: ccbgssse008-wraithguard
  66. Creation Club: ccbgssse007-chrysamere
  67. Creation Club: ccbgssse006-stendarshammer
  68. Creation Club: ccbgssse005-goldbrand
  69. Creation Club: ccbgssse004-ruinsedge
  70. Creation Club: ccbgssse003-zombies
  71. Creation Club: ccbgssse002-exoticarrows
  72. Creation Club: ccbgssse001-fish
  73. Creation Club: ccasvsse001-almsivi
  74. Creation Club: ccafdsse001-dwesanctuary
  75. DLC: HearthFires
  76. DLC: Dragonborn
  77. DLC: Dawnguard
  78. Address Library for SKSE Plugins
  79. SSE Engine Fixes (skse64 plugin)
  80. powerofthree's Tweaks
  81. SSE Display Tweaks
  82. SSE Display Tweaks HP
  83. Skyrim Priority SE AE - skse plugin
  84. SkyUI
  85. Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
  86. RaceMenu
  87. Apachii Sky Hair SSE
  88. Immersive Citizens - AI Overhaul
  89. Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO SE
  90. Clean up your Corpses
  91. Clean up your Corpses PATCH IC
  92. Static Mesh Improvement Mod
  93. Skyland AIO
  94. Happy Little Trees
  95. Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim
  96. SkyUI SE - Flashing Savegames Fix
  97. Bug Fixes SSE
  98. Mari's flora
  99. Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim Thief Skills
  100. Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim 50-75-100 PP
  101. Ordinator - Perks of Skyrim 20 Percent PP
  102. A Quality World Map
  103. A Quality World Map Clear Map Skies
  104. Weapons Armor Clothing and Clutter Fixes
  105. Common Clothes and Armors
  106. Immersive Armors
  107. RUSTIC CLOTHING - Special Edition
  108. Better Dialogue Controls
  109. Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers
  110. Unread Books Glow SSE
  111. Fuz Ro D-oh - Silent Voice
  112. PapyrusUtil SE - Modders Scripting Utility Functions
  113. UIExtensions
  114. Alternate Perspective - Alternate Start
  115. Better MessageBox Controls
  116. Realistic Ragdolls and Force
  117. Paarthurnax - Quest Expansion
  118. Hearthfire Extended
  119. Ravens- Mihail Monsters and Animals (SE-AE version) (''crow'')
  120. Crows- Mihail Monsters and Animals (SE-AE version) (''raven'')
  121. Chicken Replacer - Mihail Monsters and Animals (SE-AE version) (''bird'')
  122. More Chicken Variants- Mihail Monsters and Animals (SE-AE version) (''bird'')
  123. House Cats- Mihail Monsters and Animals (SE-AE version) (''pet'')
  124. Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
  125. Alternate Perspective - Alternate Start Creation Club Patch
This has been a huge learning process for me because I'm new-ish to PCs and PC gaming, so please be patient with me. Happy to provide all the info, I just might need clarification since I'm still learning. I have been looking to find any incompatible mods or any patches I may have missed, but I haven't found anything yet. I really appreciate any help you can give!
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2023.03.30 04:02 Finance-Denied Help understanding electricity bill.

Help understanding electricity bill.
Can someone please help explain from our bill what our solar system is doing for us.
We have a 6.6Kw system, and since we've had it we've always got around the $200 credit back, which I assumed was because we weren't using it all. It generates an average of 28Kw/day.
Our biggest user is a Swim Spa that is set to filter between 9am - 4pm, the theory was that the Solar should be offsetting the spa.
Looking at our bill though, it says we generated 2700Kw over 93 days, so I did the math which is 29Kw/day. I'm confused as we received $189 in credit, which if you go by our feed in tariff of 7 cents, meaning we "SOLD" 100% of our generated power back to them (2700 x .07), therefore having to "PURCHASE" back at 28.9 cents (2700Kw x 28.9c) totaling $780.84 + the rest.
https://preview.redd.it/6tvsp03iasqa1.png?width=524&format=png&auto=webp&s=9a0b9f98a72e91e822739e44172af2e31611ab57
It is blowing my mind, is this how all solar is set up or are we being shafted by our energy provider? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.03.30 04:00 littprince [Store] Collectors Cache 2019, Aghanims 2021, Diretide 2022

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2023.03.30 04:00 MuskyOpossum FVP class 0-A

FVP class 0-A
Hello wonderful people of reddit.
Before I begin, let me say that I'm not a scientist, but instead a hobbiest & sci-fi writer, who has a faccination with the tools used by scientists to make their measurements & predictions more accurate. Meaning, there's going to be mistakes in my imaginary models, but are always welcome to criticism to update it, as I learn more.
I even put in a few GIFs to help you visualize the normal mechanics.
Plus, I'm not the best when writing these single long posts, so I proof read these many times before I send them. Not so sure what flair I should add here. Meta I guess, I don't see anything for physics or mechanics?
Anyways. In my fiction, characters have natural occurring events called Fantasy Vacuum Phenomenon, or FVPs for short. Which can slightly be produced artificially too by their friendly entity. While the mathematical models & simulations used for calculations, are called FVP boxes. I can’t explain all of them right now, as it goes from class 0, class 1, class 2, ect, and even sub classes, bur the one model I'm going to tell you today is FVP box model class 0-A. For this to make sense, I need put in a few assumptions.
  1. A cardinality horizon permeates the divine set (multiverse potentials), to keep other observers from measuring eachother, or in between. There's no reference frame, for which one can compare groups of reality from another. There's no inside, or outside a reality, topologically, it's always equivalent to the observer. This is proven by inverted mobius transformations f(z)=1/z, the cardinality horizon is neither inside or outside, it simply only isn't.
  2. The edge of the cardinality horizon can be calculated through its final symmetries. 💚C, special relativity & electromagnetism. 💜G, classical mechanics & gravitation. 💙H, quantum & harmonic mechanics. 🧡Kb, thermodynamics & information theory.
Since G & H are contradictory when calculated together, the only available models are CGKb: general relativity. & CHKb: quantum field theory. For a CGHKb, we need a theory of quantum gravity.
  1. Existence is: a+b=1 Non-existence is: a-b=1/0 So what does that mean, that there needs to be consciousness for an observer? No, an observer in physics is just something that gathers information from certain specific different corridnates, while a measurement is the update of that information. Existence is the two observers interacting, which equals the cardinal value of 1. But, non existence is different, it's not 0, but 1/0, their cardinal value is undefined. How come? Because A, doesn't have information of B's existence, and vice versa, only themselves. So only those frames exist.
3. A reality is the limit of one observer measuring the change of the other. If two realities are bridged, then it is the reality too, as it's physically interactive. While true cardinally different realities couldn’t have these properties, because both observers must disagree on all of their measurements, but paradoxically, they would never even be able to communicate their results.
Hang, you might be thinking: "Oh, so now you're being a god & deciding who's more transcendental in their own worlds, typical egoistic creator."
No, nothing is beyond. I'm not proposing any spacial or universal centric models here. The characters in my story call it the divine set, because that's the language they came up with, it's as misleading as quantum spin. So why not just call it a multiverse? Because I'm very fucking careful when it comes to languages & context. A multiverse is measurable to different observers, they’re visible information, Upon bridging portals, they’re the same reality. While cardinally different realities that the divine set is, will never have any information of the other, they just never will exist. There's no spacial information of a now to be an outside of our realities, or inside our realities, There's no reference frame to compare to, there's no change to be seen, there’s no information to be discovered. You can say that everything is phasing through eachother, but if there's no information being bridged, then it doesn't exist to either observers. So logically, they only perceive their own reality, which makes all other interpretations valid to the observer. That’s what a-b=1/0 means. Not that's not there, just it can't or won't happen to either observers, because it's undefined.
  1. If an observer measures a change in 1 of the symmetries, then they must also measure the change of of the other 3 of the opossite value. As an example a + in C, means -G, -H, -Kb. That means FVPs of a specific value can either be positive, or negative. However, not all FVPs are single valued. If an observer measures all change at the same value simultaneously, then no FVP could occur.
  2. Normal vacuums are unlimited in size, but limited in potential, while FVPs are finite in size, but unlimited in potentials. If FVPs were unlimited in size, it would breakdown the reality, and kill the observers, as will blur the visibility out of the visible spectrum. It would be very anti climatic.
FVP class 0-A are changes in the four physical constants- though here they're called limits, because it isn't constant where/when my characters interact as. class 0 FVPs formulates what are the probable vacuum's potentials would be, and those are:
💚C, speed limit 💜G, distortion limit 💙H, Planck's limit 🧡Kb, Boltzmann's limit
🟢 C, speed of vacuua; The maxima speed of cardinality that can be transferred from point A, to point B, in the shortest distance of length over time. If cardinality=Kb, the propagation of that cardinality=H, is periodically changing of length over time=C, the arrangements of Kb is a potential gradient between point A & point B=G. If an observer was moving 50% of C [vacuum, no medium], and another was stationary relative to the other, the observers would measure their length & time to be different, but the speed of propagation, H. To always be the same. How come? This is because the speed of causality has a finite speed of length over time, which physicists denote as gamma. To break this speed requires more energy than the reality itself, Kb. If C is limited by gamma, then the simultaneous knowledge between local events, no longer is simultaneous to other observers. If it takes an infinite ammount of time for Kb+H to reach the observer, due to maxima of G, then that's an event horizon, the Limit of C. The only way to escape an event horizon, is to travel backwards into time. (I have solutions for time paradoxes, but I'm not going to get into this right now, it'll be too long.) However if C changes, then the energy at which is needed for maxima causal disconnection of events evolves too. This would mean you could observe relativistic effects at slow speeds, crash into a wall & survive, decrease the event horizon of a blackhole, reverse time travel, ect. Well it all depends if it's a positive value FVP, or negative value FVP.
Natural property: Lorentz contraction [& other relativistic effects I'm not getting into] Partial limit: apparent horizon Total limit: event horizon Transcendental property: Bell's theorem, retrocausality, twins paradox (flat spacetime) FVP type: phantom events.
🟣 G, boundness of vacuua; The maxima distortions of cardinality. This one is a little harder to explain, but I'll try. A consequence of a cardinality horizon is the invariance of size. If an observer could measure the total of their reality to be infinite in information, and another reality finite in information, then that 2nd observer must measure the same with their reality. How does that make spacial sense? A solution to this is that realities have edges of infinities called conformal boundaries, but then it needs a higher dimension to separate the two, but if -C & -G, how can there be a distance to travel in between? So what the fuck is going on? It's the cardinality horizon itself, it limits not only physical information, but spacial information, that's why both observers must measure the other observers as finite. Now this seems weird, like I'm saying gravity is the force that causes size? No, size is length & time, C, while G, is the curvature between that length & time. To get an FVP that adds multiple dimensions, we need +G & +Kb. The +G is increasing the maxima total distortions to curve the spacial information of CH, while +Kb, means we have more probable arrangements for G to distort itself. If Kb stayed the same, then the new dimensions interfering with eachother would heat up, due to the Unruh effect, occurring in such a compact space, it would burn up the observer as they phased through a wall of fire. So, we need to increase both the spacial, & power cardinality, to preserve our observer's life. The consequences of changing G has less changes the strength of gravity, and more on where/when things will fall. To change the strength of gravity, also needs a change of C.
Natural property: equivalence principle Partial limit: euclidean horizon Total limit: conformal boundary Transcendental property: anti de sitter spacetime, holographic principle FVP type: scrunchy manifolding
🔵 H, precision of vacuua; the maxima reciprocal properties between harmonics, & quantum mechanics. H basically says, how much periodic cardinality can be preserved throughout its diffraction time of C, as Kb dampens its travel. So, how does G deviate the propagation of H? We don't know, we do know that spacetime can occilate back & forth as a gravitational wave. Now the question is: Does G deviate the propagation of H, or does H occilate the propagation of G? This is the greatest unsolved problem in all of modern physics, the current competitors are M theory, and loop quantum gravity. In my fiction this remains unsolved, the cardinality horizon erases information pass the fire wall. So even if an indestructible material survives the temperature, the information of what it was would be trapped for all of eternity. Now the quantum mechanics of it... Oh boy.
Quantum mechanics is really freaking weird & contradictory to our everyday experiences, as fermions [matter] and bossons [forces], are described by a bunch of occilating waves of probability, the total ammount of those waves is a superposition, when a measurement is done, the wave function needs to be updated with the results, called: wave function collapse. Though the spookyness of quantum mechanics has less to do with tunneling, entanglement, and more on our intuition of what matter & energy is. Mathematics describes a quantum state as discrete, but with continuous probabilities that are bounded to a Hilbert space, the total probabilities of a quantum state is called its superposition. The measurement problem, is that we don't know if wave functions are real objects, or a mathematical tool we came up with. Quantum mechanical objects are not particles or waves, as those calculations lead to the Ultra violet catastrophe, instead they’re like wave packets that can behave like localized particles, or diffused waves. It depends on how we're measuring the system, and it's temperature. The idea of a cardinality horizon permeating everything, makes the fictional multiverse function as a non contradictory system/cannon. So, is the cardinality horizon decohereing with other realities, causes FVPs? No, decoherence doesn't solve the measurement problem, as much as we want it to. I don't think that the wave function is a physical thing, only a mathematical tool that needs to be updated after taking a measurement. Still, I want to have a story where all possible interpretations can be logically there, and the only way to do that, is to erase the information from the other observers, that's not. So that way, they can come up with many interpretations to describe their version of bridging realities.
Now what would changing H do? Not much, usually light & sound is affected, specifically color, optical resolution, pitch of voice, the energy of waves just seem a but off. This slightly affects the probabilities of quantum mechanics, usually their spins, still, if we want quantum effects on macro scales, we would need to change Kb.
Natural property: uncertainty principle, Huygen's principle, butterfly effect. Partial limit: damping horizon Total limit: correspondence horizon Tracendental property: super determinism FVP type: resolving rooms
🟠 Kb, power of vacuua; If a system does work, like re-arranging information from a 1 to a 0, it is converted into heat. Meaning there's a limit to how fast something can compute information, or transform its information in short period of time. What's weird is that if the ammount of total arrangements were to increase, quantum behavior grows at the macroscopic scale. That’s bizarre, how come changing what H is, doesn't correlate changes in quantum phenomenon, but Kb does? Because quantum mechanics has nothing to do with scale, or discreteness in size, instead it's information of energy, and information of energy has potential to be worked into heat. Heat transfer is what causes quantum mechanics from occurring at a macroscopic scale. But even if we could, the best we would have are super fluids & super conductors. If we want a Boes Einstein condensate, we would need to change the quantum spins of matter, but even if that we're true, the matter couldn't scatter its light enough to be visible of its texture. The limit of Kb is the maxima arrangements that H can occilate of the maxima processing speed of C,
Changing Kb changes the properties of thermodynamics & chemical reactions, affecting our metabolism, so one can actually dehydrate, starve to death, or die of hypothermia if they’re not careful of processing spaces occurring, it also affects the speed of aging and perception of time. What's worse for magic users, is that it could limit their ability to complete spells.
Natural property: entropy, temperature Partial limit: Laundauer's principle Total limit: Bekinstein bound, Bremermann's limit Transcendental property: negative energy, Maxwell’s Demon, Boltzmann brains. FVP type: processing spaces
The failure of passing these limits, results in the collapse of a black hole, as it would take an infinite ammount of speed, power, distortions, and occilations to bridge cardinally different realities. Since all blackholes have very little properties, mass, spin, charge, (temperature, entropy), everything about them remains constant, but in this fictional setting, things work differently, the physical limits are changing unpredictably as earthquakes. So, if we put measuring devices near a black hole, and far away to another place, the characters could detect FVPs through:
🟩Clocks, relativistic effects, ammeters 🟪Acclerotometers, scales, 🟦Inteferometers, cameras, resolution, color. 🟧thermometers, speed of organic chemical reactions (which also changes perception of time, how fast one digests, how hot they burn), speed of non organic chemical reactions, computation speeds.
By measuring the change of these four values through the time of a limited room, tracing their numbers like a seismograph, then we could recreate the formulas to describe any fantastic event that we could imagine! However, FVP class 0-A doesn't describe all the changes of how the matter, or psychology of the observer changes. For that requires higher classes. Nor does this type of FVP describe the exact dimensions, dark matter, and dark energy. It's incomplete.
All class 0-A can do, is describes the changes of a void, & the energy required for that fantasy to occur. C, G, H, Kb calculates the limits of a characters potential/anomaly series/magic artifact for: censoring omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence. There's always something physically making the problem unpredictable, undecidable, uncomputable, and and non-oirentable. Thereforce, the cardinality horizon doesn't only erase existence, but it deletes the potential for characters to be marry sues of their story.
Thank you for for reading. As always, I answer questions & criticism.
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2023.03.30 03:53 cluckerluck My mother passed in September and the man who was the witness to her will has presented a fraudulent will. Need advice on pursuing fraud charges with the police.

My mother died in September after receiving a sizable inheritance from my grandmother who passed in April. She was concerned about my Father receiving money from the estate if anything were to happen to her, they had been separated for 25 years but never legally divorced. We decided it would be best she updated her will. I have texts about going over it with her intentions to not include my father. I also have texts from her that she finished it and if something were to happen her neighbor was her witness and he would be able to produce it. She unfortunately had a lethal stroke before the inheritance even paid out. My family and I went to her house to find the will the next day. The neighbor had already moved into her home and wouldn’t allow us in and denied any knowledge of a will. We had to have police come out to supervise us removing what personal belongings of hers we could gather. It took hours for them to respond and when they did, he magically had an unsigned will that named him as the heir. He admitted it wouldn’t be admissible in court but that “we should honor our Mother’s wishes or the estate would go to my father”. My mother told me she planned on leaving him the trailer but instructed my to distribute any remaining funds amongst my sisters and their children. I had access to my mothers email and he used her acct to purchase the will template and all the receipts were sent to her email, two days after she died. I sent all this info to the police and they opened a fraud case. They advised us to hire a civil attorney, because the criminal case would be difficult to prove, but to keep them updated on any changes or new info.
This past week we were finally able to have him evicted from her trailer. It caught him off guard so he didn’t have time to clear the house. My mother’s computer, that was used to write the fraudulent will, was still in the house. He changed the password and user info, so we are unable to access anything on it. I have a feeling there is evidence related to the fraudulent will, or even perhaps the original will. I am hesitant to pass it on to the police right away, for fear it’ll be forgotten in some evidence locker. Would hiring a private investigator be useful? Or should I trust that the police to do the due diligence and pass it over to them?
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2023.03.30 03:51 Cody_97K I've wanted a Challenger (Scat Pack or even better, Hellcat) since I was a kid in HS a decade ago. Now this year is the Last Call. Want to find a way to make this work. Advice?

I'm 25 and I'm making 90k. I've wanted a Challenger forever. When I was 20, for a week I rented a T from Hertz somehow, did a big road trip out west, it was a blast and I've been even more obsessed ever since.
In a sane world I'd wait a couple years and buy one once I have more money and interest rates are lower. I remember 2 years ago I made dogshit money, yet the Scat Pack was only $400 a month to lease and I semi-seriously considered it. But this year is the Last Call and never again will I have the chance to buy one new.
Realistically I'm only interested in either a Scat Pack or a Hellcat. Even the T feels like a compromise. I see that I can save a bit by buying the 22 instead of the 23.
Current vehicle: 2012 F150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4, 6.5' bed with camper shell, 153k miles, giant 3 foot dent on the side (quoted 3000+ to fix), speedometer reads 40mph too high, oil pressure sensor is fucked and sometimes flashes spurious low pressure warnings. Sluggish acceleration on uphills, I think the transmission fluid is cooked after having to accelerate real hard back and forth to get unstuck from deep must last year, haven't had it looked at yet. KBB claims 10k dealer value for "fair" condition. I suspect I'd get more like 8k for it, if that.
Finances: 90k base pay pre-tax. After taxes, rent, and other expenses 2800 a month left over, of which I put 800 a month in savings. I've only been at this job 3 months. Got a few grand in savings. Like I said, if not for this being the Last Call I'd wait a couple years for sure. According to the Dodge website, if I trade in my truck for 8k and put another 2k down, for a Scat Park it's $750/month to finance and $550/month to lease. For a Hellcat, 1200 a month to finance or 1000 a month to lease... probably unattainable even though my heart really wants it. And that's if they're selling at sticker price, I wouldn't be surprised if it's higher due to this being the last year.
Insurance: I have one speeding ticket on my record (from when I lived in CA... it doesn't seem to show up on my record in VA for some reason, which is cool). I pay $140 a month for insurance on my truck. No idea what typical insurance rates on these bad boys are.
Parking situation: I live in an apartment. Options are street parking and a small outdoor gravel lot. I live in a very nice neighborhood, but Arlington VA where I live is across the river from DC and I gotta wonder about theft. Are there effective countermeasures? Also wondering about deterioration from outdoor parking in a mid-atlantic climate.
I feel like if I miss this chance I'm never going to forgive myself for it for the rest of my life. On the other hand this feels like a financial disaster waiting to happen, plus the worries of theft and deterioration from outside parking. My heart is screaming yes, my brain is screaming no. Of course I could always split the baby and get a used scat pack or a new T but that feels wrong somehow... idk. Am I insane? What would y'all do in my situation?
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2023.03.30 03:50 wrongleverkronkus My bf (44M) and I, (26F) have no sex life. Is he gay?

I hope that someone is willing to read all of this and help me with a little bit of understanding. I am sorry that it is so winded. But I don't have anyone else to discuss this with and I'm just wanting perspective.
A little about him...he is 44, great career, never married, no kids, has a house, loves golf, and loves hanging with friends. Pretty normal guy. Hasn't had many girlfriends. I catch him glancing at other women sometimes...I don't make a big deal about it... because they are glances as someone walks by...and not just hard-down staring. It's almost as if he doesn't realize he does it. Which he explained, when I confronted him about it. I don't see him check out other guys in public. But he has so much to say when explaining what one of his friends is like. He gets a little fanboy-ish over professional golfers who may play a round with him and his buddies. He coos about Arnold Schwarzenegger's arms and body in the movie Commando, saying he wishes he had a body like that. He sometimes expresses his disdain for a gay person on TV...or jokes about a gay person if we are out in public. I always side-eyed that a little. He and his bestie openly talked about what they liked about the movie, Broke Back Mountain. Then when he saw me looking at him, he goes.." but let me stop before I sound gay." I guess these were all red flags but I kind of ignored them. As I type this...I realize that I shouldn't have. What seems weird...He hangs out at his buddies' (two guys who are roommates) house every day of the week. They always have tons of other guys over. Maybe women if someone brings their gf over. They have poker nights, watch lots of sports, drink lots of alcohol, and throw a little cocaine and Adderall in there. He will maybe stay home, once a week to do laundry or something. Other than that, he gets off work and goes straight over there. Or he goes home, works out, then goes over. One of the buddies always cooks dinner, and they sit around a TV being men, eating, drinking, and partying. This is as a single man. He struggles with erections, and when he has a full one...sex would only last for a few minutes before he would stop and say, "he has to pee, or he's dehydrated, or he has a headache, or he isn't going to cum, or he drank too much." This was such a common thing. The first time we had sex, maybe 3 minutes in he goes, I'm not going to cum, then he stops. Later that day, we had sex again and he finished. Great. But all months between, he maybe ejaculated a few times. And struggled with getting or maintaining erections. November rolls around and nothing. He can't tell me why. Tons of excuses that just don't make sense. I thought..maybe he is seeing someone else. Then I thought...you'd at least be able to get an erection anyways right? I could be wrong.
When we met. He did all that's mentioned above. He would be at his buddies' place if we weren't together in the evenings...and even sometimes while we are out having dinner, he'd ask if we could go over to the buddies. Sometimes, it would bother me because I'd think...can you survive a day without them? I never wanted to be controlling or give him a hard time about that. I'd hang out with my friends and live my life while he did the same. There was never questioning him being anywhere else other than where he told me. What is concerning is at 44, he does this. It's like a little boy going outside to play with his friends after school. It's like he has to see his bestie every day. Or someone, over there. I was working the evening shift for the past year up until now, so we've only hung out on weekends for the past 7 months. He'd be at his buddy's house, 5 evenings a week. I'm all about having a life outside of love. But this seems extreme. His best friend is a 3rd-time divorcee, btw. Oh! This bestie also used to live with him years ago, when he and his wife divorced. Then he roomed with another guy, and they all just hang out over there.
Now about us...As a boyfriend, he has been one of the best ones. We met in march 2020 and broke up in December 2020, because sex just stopped for all of November and he couldn't tell me why. His answers were just not logical. He brought up his parents' divorce when he was a kid, being cheated on in the past, just not in the mood. These were all of his excuses. I felt like I was being jerked around so I left.
January 2021, he reaches out to me as if he wanted to have sex, and excuse me..please don't judge. I told him unless he was going to pay for it. I wasn't interested, and he needed to move on. I thought that would run him off, but that turned him on, and we hooked up. For all of 2021, we had sex once a week and he paid my bills. He would just come over, he'd bone me, then leave an hour later. We'd talk daily, sex once a week. But no title of a relationship. When we were in a relationship, it was great. He showed up as a great boyfriend in all aspects except for sex.
I meet a guy in January 2022 and end things with the ex. 6 months later, the ex is back, leaving voicemails, begging to come back and saying how he'd love to be with me, and how he made a mistake letting us end. The new guy didn't last. He left poop stains all over my furniture, and linens..(hope that made you giggle.) I tried things with the ex, again. August 2022, we reconnected. I decided to not have sex with him for the first 4 months as I wanted to see how things were going to go. And this is how they are currently going.

In the first relationship, we talked about marriage and kids. Almost met families, then things ended abruptly. Things are the same now. Marriage and kids, but I am being cautious because I can see what I'll be dealing with long-term. I just wish it weren't the case. Our age gap is not an issue with us, we have great conversations, and lots of fun...I can tell that he loves me. But because of our non-existent sex life...I wonder if it's only platonic. I feel confident that he wants to be with me, because of all that he does. But I sometimes wonder if he tries to compensate for our lack of intimacy, financially. He's a great provider. We've talked about meeting families, soon. The relationship aspect is mostly great. It's everything I want in a relationship except for the constant buddy time, and lack of intimacy. I worry that if we were to marry, sooner or later, I'd find myself spending evenings alone, raising a kid, while he goes to watch sports, and drink beer. I've noticed him opening up to me more. But this is only when he's had a few beers. I long to know what he is feeling, naturally. Not after drinking. Which is never pissy drunk. It's usually 3 or 4 beers. He has never been dismissive of my emotions or when we have small disagreements. We talk through them all. He apologizes, and so do I. We have a very, healthy way of communicating about anything other than our lack of sex. His communication about the sex issue, just never helps me understand. But everything else is great.
For seven months, we have had sex maybe 5 times. Each time was no longer than 2 minutes. He used the same excuses I've mentioned above. He just always seemed so out of touch with sex. Little to no caressing, or fondling leading up to sex. The physical part of foreplay, we never really had. Because sex has just always been a bit strange with him. So I chalked it up to him not being very experienced. But the mental foreplay can last all day. It can go on for days or lead up to the time for intercourse. Because of how great he is as a boyfriend I am always ready. That is mental foreplay for me. For him, it's just being a great boyfriend. Normal, daily things. For me, it's.."you're such a great boyfriend to me, I just want to straddle you until we both explode. I want to sexually express how I feel about you." But I don't get that. We don't have sex. We haven't had 2-minute sex for the past two months. He either doesn't hold an erection when we try..or we just don't have sex. When we make out, or I walk past him in something sexy, or when we wake in the mornings...slight erection. I'd give him random blowjobs..No sex.
This past weekend, we got drunk, and for the first time. I saw him cry. He cried about not being able to have sex with me. He cried and said he just doesn't understand why he can't get aroused for me. He told me relationships have ended before because of sex being an issue. He has said when he isn't committed to someone, sex is just fine. He said it felt like a commitment thing. I don't understand that part of it though. I thought maybe he has erectile dysfunction, maybe he is asexual...he may be bisexual is what I'm starting to feel..he may be fully gay and just struggling with it...maybe I am his beard?... His cries seemed more like he was struggling with something way deeper. Like maybe his sexuality. But I was there for him. We talked through things and I explained to him that I want a husband in life..and not to be in a dead-end relationship. And that if he felt like I am wasting my time, to let me know. He said he wants to be my husband...he asked if I thought maybe we should take a break. I told him that if he thought taking a break, before seeking professional, medical help is the answer. That I was done. We ultimately decided we were just going to work through it. But I don't think I see that happening. Because we didn't talk about a solution, or how we were going to work through it.
When we are out together, he is affectionate, attentive, and enough PDA that I'll allow. (I'm not a big fan of it)...when we are home, the same way. But no sex. When we weren't together, he could get an erection and have sex until he finished. Which usually lasted about 10 minutes or so. I've never had an orgasm with him, because we just never had sex long enough. As a couple now, no sex. He's given me oral..maybe 5 times since we've known one another. I take extremely good care of my body and my hygiene is immaculate. The first time we got intimate, he blurted out how amazing and natural my vagina smelt. I am a gorgeous woman and never had this issue with any other men. So I know that it's not something wrong with me. But I just can't make any sense of it. I don't know who else to talk to.
I can't understand why my boyfriend can't have sex with me..as my boyfriend. I can't understand why he can't get, or keep an erection when we are laying in bed and trying to have sex. I can't understand why he has a standing erection and can fuck for 10 minutes and ejaculate but this is only as my hookup. Is this because that is what it is like to hook up with other men, maybe? I literally can't make any sense of it. I've asked him before if he was into men..but usually you, don't get the truth...and I can understand why. It's touchy.
Are these signs of a bisexual man, maybe? Or anything but straight? Can anyone help me make sense of all that I've explained? Please be kind.
Thank you
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2023.03.30 03:50 Due-Temporary-5458 These 97 Members of Congress Reported Trades in Companies Influenced by Their Committees

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2023.03.30 03:48 Fluster338 Nope, not a conspiracy

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2023.03.30 03:44 Slow_Tangerine3814 Derision for Romance extends beyond novels

Ok, I’m aware this isn’t groundbreaking thought or anything. But like, yes, we all are aware, I think, that reading romance comes with a very big stigma. And I think most would agree to at least some extent it has to do with an overall issue western society has for things women like. (And maybe other cultures but I’m not an expert in those).
And we’re probably also all aware this extends to “chic flicks”. Which are basically all romance-driven movies (and tv). The plot is the romance, and any other plot is secondary or lower. These films are considered trashy or beneath men, usually
But what about love in general? Like, pretty much everyone, and this obviously isn’t everyone everyone, but the vast majority of people want to fall in love. And we have huge celebrations for people getting married and starting families. So our culture(s) definitely like love. BUT things like dating are kinda taboo to talk about. And it’s often considered embarrassing to be trying to fall in love. Like we treat it as something you should want but not go for on purpose—something you should get but not spend lots of time trying to get. Dating apps are embarrassing for people. We will make jokes that those who met online have to hide this fact. Because it shows some desperation on the part of individuals (particularly women) that we aren’t supposed to have. But god forbid you are unmarried over 30, you will be treated like an old hag. You were someone unable to catch a mate the “natural way”.
And this is clearly seen in the fact that romance novel FMC’s are rarely over 25, and certainly not over 30 unless the author makes a purposeful attempt to fight purity culture or at least wants to do something different.
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2023.03.30 03:44 Nearby-Complaint Lake Mead John Doe Identified As Drowning Victim

https://people.com/human-interest/skeletal-remains-found-lake-mead-identified-las-vegas-man-drowned-50-years-ago/
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Skeletal remains found in Nevada's Lake Mead last year have been identified as a Las Vegas man who drowned nearly five decades ago.
The Clark County Office of the CoroneMedical Examiner said the remains belong to 39-year-old Donald Smith, who was reported missing in April 1974, according to the Associated Press and The Guardian.
Smith vanished in the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam, the Coroner's office said, per the AP.
A diver discovered the remains on Oct. 17, 2022, in Lake Mead's Callville Bay, according to CNN and FOX affiliate KVVU-TV.
Smith's remains were identified via DNA analysis, per the reports. Officials said his death was accidental.
The Clark County Office of the CoroneMedical Examiner did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
At least six sets of remains, including Smith's, have been found in Lake Mead since May 2022, according to CNN and The Guardian. The remains began appearing as the lake dried up amid the recent drought.
Officials have also identified the remains of 42-year-old Thomas Erndt, who reportedly drowned in 2002, per the AP and The Guardian. His remains were found on May 7, 2022.
Additional remains were discovered on July 25, Aug. 6, and Aug. 16 of the same year, according to KVVU-TV. The remains, which were found near Boulder Beach, have not been identified.
On May 1, a body with a gunshot wound was found inside a barrel, according to CNN. The victim has not been identified.
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