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Four Grievances: Barrister and Mann - The Many Transgressions of a Soapmaker Who Would be a Perfumer

2023.06.03 13:22 pridetwo Four Grievances: Barrister and Mann - The Many Transgressions of a Soapmaker Who Would be a Perfumer


I've been a part of this community for long enough that maybe 3 people recognize the color of my shave towels when I post on /wicked_edge (they're purple). In /wetshaving, I occasionally make dick jokes with mammothben.
As a result, I've spent about an hour ruminating on this post and how to make the Maggard Meetup as awkward as possible. These are my memes and mine alone. I have rejected several cash offers to not post these findings, and I will not be stopped.

Grievance #1: Ending the Base Race


In the before-fore times, the meta for soapmaking that every soapmaker followed was to get a handful of main scents that they keep the same, and release small tweaks to their soap base every 6 months to render the community's collection obsolete and generate a buying spree where people now had to get their favorite scents in the "latest and greatest" soap base.
Many consider this era the golden age of wetshaving, and Barrister and Mann was an active contributor to the base race. White Label/Black Label base, Glissant base, Latha base, Reserve base, Soft Heart base, and Excelsior base all helped encourage wetshavers across the world buy Seville multiple times in the hopes for better slickness, improved cushion (which is totally a thing), and the ultimate post-shave feel.
Then everything changed when the Omniberries attacked.


On September 29, 2021, a nuclear salvo was unleashed from the halls of barristerandmann.com. Leviathan was released in the Omnibus base, and soapmakers around the world waved the white flag on the base race.
Declaration Grooming's Milksteak, Sus Artisan Accoutrement's CK-6, Boob-label & Evans' Kaizen K2. These mainstays of American soap bases have remained stagnant ever since. Omnibus effectively ended the base race across the entire market, and led to the community consensus becoming "chase scents, not bases."

Why This Matters

This alone isn't problematic, having a stable set of great bases to choose from and allowing premiere soapmakers to focus on releasing more interesting scents in smaller batches is good for the community, for the industry, and the world.
The problem arises when old, established brands like Tabac take the end of the base race as a signal from the market that they can cut costs by moving their soaps onto to inferior bases. I'm not saying that it's Will's fault that tallow Tabac is now unobtanium, but you could make the argument that it's Will's fault that tallow Tabac is now unobtanium.

The Solution

The best way the community can address this issue is to write daily letters to Maurer & Wirtz that they need to bring back the tallow base for Tabac, and buy out Maggad Razors' stock of 4.1/4.2 base Saponificio Varesino soaps so they can restock everything in the 4.3 base.

Grievance #2: Financial Abuse


Every few years, the copyright expiration date on Mickey Mouse looms near and Disney lobbies the US government to extend the copyright expiration date so that Disney can maintain their stranglehold on The Mouse, despite their eager use of public domain IP like Sherlock Holmes and King Arthur. Is Will literally Big Soap? I'm not saying he is, I'm just asking questions.

Mousse de Saxe

Will has a whole blog post on how he came about his formulation of Mousse de Saxe, and while it's a very interesting story and his formulation of MdS has become catnip for wetshavers, it's also become something of a crutch in his soapmaking. MdS features in Beadelaire, Full Measure of Man, Lavanille, Le Grand Chypre, and most recently in Vespers.

Why This Matters

Although many of us in the community have no thrill anymore, MdS remains the inimitable constant source of thrill at all of /wetshaving cannot resist. L'appel du mousse is the compelling urge one feels to buy at least a sample (I just need a taste!) of Will's latest release featuring Mousse de Saxe. Will knows this fact about us. He knows it well. My sources tell me Will has bought several jetskis with the money he's earned from abusing this fact about us. And he can't keep getting away with it.

The Solution

Since the turn of the new millennium, sex strikes have proven effective in Colombia, The Phillippines, South Sudan, Togo, and elsewhere. By withholding that which their oppressors desire until behavior is changed, peace can be achieved. So to everyone at the Maggard Meetup, I call upon you to refrain from complimenting Will's scent-making until he releases Mousse de Saxe as a standalone dropper that can be added to soaps and aftershaves a la Declaration Grooming's menthol dropper. Si se puede!

Grievance #3: Olfactory Abuse


It is at this point in the post that I must concede, Will is the superior meme-meister. This absolute madlad is at the gigabrain Dr. Manhattan level of the soapmaking world, except instead of moving to Mars he's decided to dead-ass fuck with us. Seville prints more money than the Nintendo Switch, he's got MdS for whenever he wants the cash to buy another jetski, and Omnibus ensures no other soapmaker will encroach on his soap base superiority. How do I know he's decided to stunt on our noses? Because of 2 scent notes.

Cilantro and Cum

Let's start with Cilantro. When the Four Horsemen series was announced, the wetshaving community was awash with curiosity and speculation about what each of the four horsemen would smell like. Would it be like how Noble Otter tackled the "Firefighter" theme without actually making a soap that smelled like a fire?
No. War would smell like an actual war crime. How does one scent a war crime? Apparently with Cilantro. I have it on good authority that Will devised the scent profile for War when eating tacos for taco tuesday and the topic of how cilantro tastes like soap to some people with a specific gene. "Well what would happen if I added an ingredient that tastes like soap to my actual soap?" and off he went. His friends and family didn't see him for days. The Cleveland Browns found a post-it note that had "Cilantro No Matter What" scribbled on it. And some time later, a scent that could curdle Wholly Kaw's Creme Fraiche base was brought to market. Will knew that we'd buy all 4 scents, get all matchy-matchy, and even dickhole the aftershaves. And then the SOTD's began. "My wife hates this," "my cat peed on the tub when I left it open to dry," "why has god forsaken me?" Guess who was laughing his ass off from Mars? Our very own Dr. Manhattan.
For those of us familiar with Pear Tree blossoms, they have a very particular scent. The kind of scent that makes guys inspect their pant leg and say "I'm fairly certain I didn't miss." The kind of scent that makes women think "Oh gross, honey I told you to change your underwear after last night." That's right, Pear Tree blossoms smell like cum. So when Will was considering what scent to re-release for Spring 2023, did he select fan favorite Paganini's Violin or the fruity fougere Passiflora? (Both of which he relased bath soaps for in February). No, he chose the cum soap. The soap that's supposed to remind you of the time you took a walk through Central Park and rounded a corner only to be accosted by a masturbating homeless man.
I tried to give Will the benefit of the doubt, and asked point blank "Is the pear blossom accord in Rhapsody going to be as, well... pear blossom-y as the original Rhapsody formulation?" to which he responded "Why would I change it?" He knew. He knew what he was doing when he originally released the soap, and he knew why I was asking if he had changed it in the re-release. Dr. Manhattan was laughing on Mars again.

Why This Matters

This matters because Will still hasn't re-released Roam and I need the matching aftershave in my life. There are only so many fresh tubs of Roam out there that j33pguy13 can source for me. Instead, Will chooses to re-release Rhapsody and put together what may go down in history as the most infamous multi-scent meme soap release in history with the Four Horsemen. This is a personal attack on my love for Roam and I will not stand for it.

The Solution

Will, re-release Roam and all is forgiven.

Grievance #4: Feet


I'm a heterosexual male, but that shouldn't matter when it comes to shaving products or labels. Yes, we drank beer. My friends and I. Boys and girls. Yes, we drank beer. I liked beer. Still like beer. We drank beer.

The Problem

Lavender, Interrupted has been to Will as At the Mountains of Madness has been to Guillermo Del Toro. Everyone wants to see it. Will wants to make it. But the creative ambition of the project makes the promised project almost un-makeable. Lavender, Interrupted had been long promised as an evolution of the lauded Lavanille scent, but faced delays and reformulations, and further delays.
And now, today, many of you will go to the Maggard Meetup anticipating getting a full bottle or sample of the long awaited fragrance. And I can't say I'm not jealous.
I'm really jealous.
But lets wind the clock back to Tuesday March 21, 2023 and remember the Deals/New Products thread from that day.
"Happy Tuesday!
Just wanted to drop in quickly to let you all know that the Q2 2023 Release Schedule is now posted on our blog and that it features a sneak peek at a mockup for Lavender, Interrupted packaging."
Will wanted us to see the packaging. Not a new blog post on how he put the final touches on the fragrance. Not a picture of the bottle it would be sold in. He wanted us to see the picture of sexy feet he put on the box. He postponed Lavender, Interrupted and strung us along just so that his feet pics could get maximum exposure with minimum heat. Are those Will's feet on the box of Lavender, Interrupted? Why does will want us to see pictures of his feet in thigh-high stockings? I'm not saying they are Will's feet on the packaging of Lavender, Interrupted. I'm just asking questions.

The Solution

Nothing really to be done about this other than be mad about discovering new about ourselves. Just accept that we're all going to love this fragrance and that the box with sexy feet on it will be in many wetshavers' dens, delighting Will that his feet pics are going to be all over the sub's mail call threads for years to come.


I'm not sure why you read this far. It's lot to take in, I know. I'm intentionally avoiding a few smaller topics of less import, like... Night Music having poo notes. I'm not going to critique Will/Barrister and Mann beyond that, because it's already been established that he's straight up fucking with us with some of these scents and I am 100% here for it.
I've been wracked with guilt holding onto this knowledge while wetshavers around the world continue to buy Will's wonderful products, but I realized the potential hilarity of pointing out Will's sexy feet pics the morning of the Maggard Meetup was too much to pass up. My intention is just to meme on everyone tangentially related to what I've posted here, and to get Roam a proper re-release. I will not source any of my claims, and I expect you to do your own research. Take my word for it.
After all of this though, I am convinced that Will is an absolute gigachad in the wetshaving world. Please join me in encouraging Will to re-release Roam.
TL;DR Does this sub even have mods anymore? Why is this post still up?
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2023.06.03 13:03 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - June 3rd

On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - June 3rd
1972 - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" by Michael enters the Billboard US Hot Soul Singles Chart, where it will make a 12 week run for the #2 poisiton.
1972 - "Got To Be There", the 1st solo album by Michael, enters the UK's Top 50 albums chart, where it will peak at #37 during a fiveweek run.
1973 - "Lookin' Through the Windows" by The Jackson 5 on the Motown label hits the Billboard music charts at #94, where it peaks at #7. It remains on the chart for 33 weeks.
1979 - The Jackson perform their Destiny tour at Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, South Carolina. They give a press interview at the Carolina Inn

1990- Michael collapses while dancing at his Westwood condo known as 'The Hideout'. He is taken to St John Hospital of Los Angeles around 9pm where he is treated for chest pains.
He gets visits from the whole Jackson family (except LaToya, who sends him a dozen black roses) .Elizabeth Taylor also visits him. She had been in the hospital undergoing treatment for a near fatal bout of pneumonia since mid April.
“According to his physician, he is in stable condition and appropriate tests are being conducted", nursing officials said in a prepared statement.
1992- At the Tavern On The Green in New York City, the One To One award is given to Michael by the Operation One to One organization in charge with creating better living standards for young people, for efforts committed to helping economically disadvantaged youth. Michael attends the Operation One To One Honors dinner with friends Elizabeth Taylor and Donald Trump.


1992 - Crystal Cartier filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against Michael Jackson, Sony Music Entertainment, MJJ Productions and Epic Records. She alleged that she originally wrote and recorded "Dangerous."
In February of 1994, a Denver Federal court jury ruled in Michael's favor
1995 - The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce rejects Michael's application to cover up the famous 'Hollywood' sign with the word 'HIStory' to promote his new compilation album
1997 - Michael Jackson plays the Mungersdorfer (now RheinEnergieStadionStadium) in Cologne, Germany, to an audience of 60,000 on the HIStory World Tour




2005 - Trial Day 67
Michael goes to court with Katherine, Joe, Janet and LaToya.

Michael was greeted outside court by hundreds of chanting fans. He arrived with his parents and his famous siblings - Janet, LaToya, Jermaine, Tito and Randy. They waved to the fans chants of “Michael is Innocent!”

Defense attorneys completed their closing arguments, labeling the Arvizo family liars and con artists trying to pull “the biggest con of their careers”.
"They are trying to take advantage of Michael Jackson," said impassioned defense attorney Thomas Mesereau. "They are trying to profit from Michael Jackson. They think they have pulled it off. They are just waiting for one thing - your verdict."
"What they are trying to do to Michael Jackson is so harmful, so brutal, so devastating if you have any reasonable doubt about the double-talk, the lies, its over. You must acquit Michael Jackson," he told the 12 jurors.
Mesereau spoke about the American system of justice and said, "We have the best system in the world and ladies and gentlemen I'm begging you to honor the system. You must acquit him."
He accused prosecutors of trying to "dirty up Michael" because they lack the evidence to prove their case.
"The witnesses are preposterous, the perjury is everywhere," Mesereau declared. "None of it works. The only thing they've had is to throw dirt all over the place and hope it sticks."
He added: "If you look in your hearts do you believe Michael Jackson is evil in that way? Is it even possible? It really is not."
Mesereau then played excerpts from a video in which Jackson denies any sexual impropriety and said that he had “never been betrayed or deceived by children.”
The defense attorney conceded that Jackson had been lax with his money and had let the wrong people into his circle. But, he said, the singer was not the “monster” the prosecution were trying to depict and that he was not guilty of any crime.
Afterwards, prosecutor Ron Zonen delivered a brief rebuttal. He sought to answer the question of Jackson’s motivation for the crime asking, "Why would Mr. Jackson do it? Because he could This child was in love with him. This child would do anything he said."
Zonen reminded jurors of the past allegations made against Jackson saying that this was necessary in order to “see the total picture”. He claimed that Jackson was “in love” with his 1993 accuser and added that the current accuser is a “clone” of the boy in that case.
After both sides rested for the last time, Judge Rodney Melville ordered the eight women and four men on the jury to begin their deliberations. He gave them a 98-page book of instructions.
The Judge told Jackson that he could stay at Neverland during the proceedings but requested that the attorneys remain within 10 minutes of the courthouse in case the jurors had any questions.
These deliberations are the final stage of an ordeal that began 14 weeks ago. During this time the jury has heard testimony from over 130 witnesses.
A verdict was expected early next week.
Court Transcript
While Jury deliberations take place, the whole Jackson family waits for the verdict at Neverland.

2008 - Michael has dinner with Thomas Barrack Jr, chairman and CEO of Colony Capital LLC, at the Las Vegas Hilton's Verona Sky Villa.
2009 - Michael goes to Culver Studios with Prince, Paris & Kenny Ortega, where he shoots “The Drill” 3D


He also, once again, goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills.
2013 - Jackson v AEG Trial Day 22
No Jackson family member was at the courthouse.
Paul Gongaware
AEG cross
Putnam asked Gongaware if MJ was comfortable with all the show dates. "Yes, I went through all of the dates with him," Gongaware said. Bugzee, the tour manager, had a big calendar on the walls, Gongaware explained, saying they changed the dates of the shows four times. The jury was shown an email in which Gongaware worked with a staffer to create a calendar to show Jackson. He wanted colors changed. He wanted the calendar to be changed so that it reflected Jackson's show dates and off days differently. Gongaware email:
Figure it out so it looks like he's not working so much
As to the email, Putnam asked if he was trying to fool Michael:
"No, I was trying to make it clear, trying to get it just the way I wanted it," Gongaware responded.
After changing 4 show dates Gongaware said Michael was comfortable with it. He would do 8 shows in July, 10 in August, 9 in September. There would be no shows in October, November and December, resuming with 10 shows in January, 10 in February and three in March. No back-to-back shows. Gongaware said the O2 Arena had a previous commitment in Oct-Dec of 2009 and they could not have the concerts.

Putnam: "Was this a rigorous schedule?"
Gongaware: "No, not at all"
Gongaware recalled that on the HIStory tour they did 10-12 shows per month, from country to country, but this one would stay in London only. Gongaware said he wasn't concerned with Michael's age. "He seemed great to me," he said, and this was stationary show, didn't have to travel.
The reason Michael wanted to delay the 1st show was he wanted more time to rehearse in the O2 Arena where the show would take place.
He said Michael and Kenny Ortega would decide the rehearsal schedule. Gongaware explained Michael didn't have to attend rehearsals, since it was not part of his deal. He said they never require an artist to rehearse. "I didn't have any expectation," Gongaware said regarding Michael rehearsing. He said he's never seen a requirement for a musicial artist to rehearse & that during the HIStory tour, Michael didn't rehearse but nailed it. "When it was game time, he would show up," Gongaware explained. For instance, Gongaware cited an outdoor concert in Bangkok in high heat, humidity.
As to the email Gongaware wrote about calling Michael lazy, he said he used unfortunate choices of words, Michael didn't like to rehearse.
Talking about the elements of the show, Gongaware described what they wanted to do for the opening of the show. He said Michael would be dressed up in a LED suit, like a television, flashing on him brief movie about things that happened in history. Michael would be lowered down onto the stage. He called the LED suit a "Moon man" suit, but Ortega called it "Light man." Putnam showed a presentation of how the LED suit idea would work. Footage is not on This Is It documentary because it was early stages of prep. Gongaware said the 1st idea was to make Michael float from the audience, but they couldn't make it work. So they decided to lower him down onto the stage. Gongaware said the big screen on the back of the stage was 3D capable. The audience would be given glasses when they entered the show. The 3D songs would be Thriller, Earth Song and Smooth Criminal. "He wanted to do biggest, best show ever, live show," Gongaware said
Putnam showed email chain from Ortega to Gongaware asking to make a deal with choreographer Travis Payne. Answer from Gongaware:
This is not AEG money, it's Michael's money so it takes a lot of time to get approvals
Defendants were trying to establish a pattern that all the money spent was actually Michael's money, not AEG's, just like with Dr. Murray
At one point Gongaware said he learned from Michael about a doctor named Murray. "He came to me and said he wanted his personal doctor on the tour". Gongaware said he suggested to Michael to get a licensed doctor in London who would know the lay of the land, in case of need. "This is the machine, we have to take care of the machine. I want Conrad," Gongaware said Michael responded. I think what he meant was his brain could create it but his body had to deliver the show every night

Putnam: "Were you surprised he wanted to take his doctor on tour?"
Gongaware: "No"
Putnam: "Why not?"
Gongaware: "He had doctors before"
Gongaware said other artists take doctors as well, so he was not the only one and it didn't surprise him. Gongaware said he's been on tour before where an artist had chiropractors, but couldn't remember being in one with a doctor
Putnam: "Did you worry Michael might have a health issue?"
Gongaware: "No"
Putnam: "Why not?"
Gongaware: "He seemed fine to me, had a physical and passed"
Gongaware said the suggestion for a London doctor was due to the cost; paying a doctor full time was much more expensive than hiring a local doctor. Gongaware said Dr. Murray treated Michael for about three years before 2009. He knew the doctor was from Las Vegas but said he was in LA. Gongaware said he then called Dr. Murray to work out a deal. Gongaware testified he didn't have Michael's direct phone number, would go through Michael Amir Williams, his personal assistant, to reach him. Gongaware called Murray on behalf of Michael saying the singer wanted to take him to London. "What do you want to be paid for that," Gongaware asked. Gongaware said he thought Dr. Murray was expecting his call and was aware of the desire to take him on tour. "He said he would need $5 million," Gongaware recalled. "He said he has 4 clinics to close, would lay off people, needs $5 million for that." Asked by Putnam if Murray's price was reasonable: "It was ridiculous," Gongaware said about the amount asked. "It was a lot of money for something like that and Michael could not afford it." Gongaware said he responded that it wasn't going to work" He said this was the first time he spoke with Dr. Murray. After that, Gongaware said he told Michael Amir and Randy Phillips what the doctor had asked. He also told Frank DiLeo. Gongaware said a lot of people who wanted to work for MJ asked for huge sums of money, thinking he had a lot.
Putnam: "Would you be doing this if Michael had not asked you?"
Gongaware: "No"
Putnam: "Did you contemplate bringing a doctor on tour?"
Gongaware: "I didn't think he needed one, we didn't have one in History, he was fine"
"He was Michael's doctor, Michael wanted him. That was it," Gongaware said.

Putnam:" Did you think about checking the doctor?"
Gongaware: "No"
Putnam: "Why not?"
Gongaware: "He was Michael's doctor"
" I'm not going to tell Michael Jackson who his doctor should be," Gongaware explained. "It wasn't my place to say who his doctor was going to be," Gongaware said. "It was his decision."
Gongaware said he doesn't think a doctor's financial situation has anything to do with being an ethical doctor. Gongaware said it never crossed his mind to either do a background check on Dr. Murray or to suggest to anyone to do it. "I just expect doctors to be ethical, the financial side of their lives shouldn't have an impact on their medical decision," Gongaware opined.
Gongaware said he never did a background check on anyone he hired and had he done one on Dr. Murray, it would've been out of the ordinary.
He also said he never considered performing background checks on Jackson's makeup artist, a choreographer who worked one-on-one with the singer or Kenny Ortega, the tour's director. "I didn't see the need for it," he said.
Dr. Finkelstein, a friend of Gongaware, said a doctor should charge $10,000 a month for the tour work. But Dr. Finkelstein would've done it for free, since he was on the Dangerous tour before and had a lot of fun
The second call about Dr. Murray came from Michael Amir Williams saying they were going to need to get a deal done for the doctor. Gongaware said he heard Michael in the car saying "offer 150, offer 150." Gongaware understood that to be $150k/month. Gongaware called Dr. Murray, said he was authorized to offer him $150k a month. He said Dr. Murray responded that he couldn't do it for that. Gongaware told him the offer came directly from the artist and Dr. Murray responded: "I'll take it" Gongaware said Michael approved the amount of compensation. "Michael told me offer 150," Gongaware recalled. "And that's what I did." Gongaware inquired from Dr. Murray how he would get a license in London and the doctor told him not to worry about it. They talked about Dr. Murray's request for a house in London, and the doctor said he would need a three bedroom house. Gongaware recalled Dr. Murray saying he would probably need an assistant and some equipment, but no details were given at this point. After the call, Gongaware said he let Michael Amir Williams know what the result was in a May 6th email: Done at 150k per month, per MJ. He needs about 10 days to wind down his practice then he will be full time
Asked why he had negotiated with Murray, the AEG executive replied that he was "instructed to by Michael Jackson." Gongaware said there was no other reason for him to deal with the doctor. Marvin Putnam asked Gongaware why he didn't tell Jackson he couldn't take Murray on tour with him."Because he could if he wanted," Gongaware said.
Gongaware said he passed Dr. Murray on to Timm Wooley, never had any other conversation with Dr. Murray about him possibly going to London.
Putnam: "Do you have any understanding as to whether a contract with Dr. Murray was executed?"
Gongaware: "One never was"
Putnam: "Did AEG pay Dr. Murray any kind of money?"
Gongaware: "No"
Gongaware said Michael was ultimately responsible for his own health:
"I think everyone is responsible for their own health and well being. He was a grown man with the capability to make decisions regarding his health and medical care"
Putnam showed Gongaware a frame from the This Is It film in which Jackson's manager, Frank Dileo, was sitting in on dancer auditions. Dancers auditions took place at the Nokia Theater on April 13, 14 & 15. Michael attended the last day and made the final decision, Gongaware said. He said Ortega wanted to film the audition to use fresh footage on michaeljacksonlive.com. The cost for crew to shoot the audition was very high, so Gongaware bought a couple of cameras and used his own crew to shoot the rehearsals. He said he wasn't sure what he would use the video for, but thought the website would be a good platform.
Gongaware said during the period at Center Staging, Michael was good, engaging, didn't think there were any health issues or was using drugs
Gongaware said the media in the UK was going wild with gossip about Michael Jackson. "They just lie about things." The Sun claimed Michael had skin cancer on his chest. "It was sport over in London," Gongaware said about stories on tabloids. Gongaware testified about emails in which UK press agents working on This Is It sent him tabloid reports on Michael's health. Gongaware said he urged the press agents not to respond. He wanted Jackson's performance to speak for itself & silence skeptics.
Gongaware on 5/27/09:
The Kid is healthy and rehearsing every day. He was still there at dance rehearsals at 9pm last night when I left. Our redemption will be when he does his shows, that makes all of this build up so damn sweet. We don't have to sell tickets, so we can just sit back and prove them wrong by just doing it.
Gongaware said he was not concerned
"If there was something going on, if he had cancer, we would've heard about it."
Michael Jackson rehearsal venues:
  • Mar 28- Center Staging
  • May 27- Forum June 23 - Staples Center
  • July 13 - O2 Arena
Putnam also asked Gongaware about an incident Karen Faye testified about, that she heard him yelling at Michael's assistant one day. The incident occurred while This Is It rehearsals were happening at The Forum in LA. Faye claimed she heard Gongaware yelling about Jackson being late to a rehearsal and told his assistant to get him there. "Never, never happened," Gongaware said, shaking his head.
Putnam went through a chain of emails about tabloid reports in the UK regarding Michael. In one, it said Michael had asked AEG to reduce the number of shows by half. Gongaware said that such a discussion never happened. Gongaware testified he woke up to one gossip headline pretty much every day. His idea was simply to ignore the tabloids. "An amazing show would be the answer", Gongaware said
Gongaware on 6/5/09 in response to Sunday Mirror Query:
"We can only make this work, of course, if MJ puts on the best show of his life. I'm here to tell you that be will. I have seen it for myself. Last night he ran 9 songs with full band, singers and dancers. Sang every one, he was amazing, captivating, riveting. And he's just getting started. Taking it one step further. When people realize that bulls**t the press has been, they will be in receptive mood for the truth Hey look. No skin cancer. He's just a good dad, loving raising his kids. His art and his craft are paramount. A gentle, loving man who does care about people
"The shows were going to be spectacular," Gongaware said. Putnam showed a clip of Michael in front of a green screen with 11 dancers, who would become 11,000. Gongaware said Michael was great at this point
Regarding email Phillips sent Gongaware directing to remove Michael's "skeletal" scenes Gongaware said he didn't take anything out of the movie.
Putnam: "Did you remove anything from the movie?"
Gongaware: "No"
Putnam showed a clip from This Is It with the making of "Thriller 3D" and Jackson wearing red jacket.
Putnam: "Did you try to alter in anyway how Mr. Jackson looked, appeared?"
Gongaware: "No"
Gongaware said he didn't remember any of the footage been removed because of how Michael looked. "We just let the footage speak for itself"
The mini-movie of "Earth Song" a bulldozer would come out from a ramp in center stage.
Putnam: "A real bulldozer?"
Gongaware: "I wish, it would've been cheaper, but it would have crushed our ramps"
Gongaware said they had to build the bulldozer like a prop. It would appear at the end of the song on stage. "I think the live audience would be just captivated by it," Gongaware said about the little girl running after the last plant on Earth song.
End of the show would be 3D animation. An airplane taxis up, door opens, Michael entered the plane. The airplane door closes, Michael would actually take an elevator down and out of the building, but the plane would take off over the audience
Gongaware said he didn't know if anyone was responsible for Michael's nourishment. Tour would be demanding and exhausting
Gongaware said he met Dr. Murray once at MJ's Carolwood house and ran into him at The Forum during rehearsal. There was a meeting scheduled to discuss Michael's nutrition with Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega, Dr. Murray, Michael, Gongaware and DiLeo.
Putnam: "Do you recall anyone in that meeting ever telling Dr. Murray how he should be treating Michael?"
Gongaware: "No"
Gongaware said he didn't have any medical training and wasn't qualified to tell Conrad Murray how to treat Jackson
Gongaware said neither Dr. Murray nor Michael talked about the treatment he was receiving. The meeting was about nutrition & vitamin therapy. Gongaware said he had no idea Dr. Murray was giving Michael Propofol and first heard of the anesthetic after Michael died. Gongaware said Dr. Murray was really engaged in the meeting, seemed like a very intelligent guy and wanted to take care of Michael very much. This was the first time Gongaware met with Dr. Murray. He said there were no signs of Michael being poorly treated by the doctor. "Michael was engaged in the meeting, attentive, seemed happy we were having this meeting," Gongaware opined. "He's a doctor, he'd know better than anybody how to treat his patient," Gongaware said about Dr. Murray.
As to Gongaware's email saying AEG, not Michael, paid Dr Murray he said he was mistaken. "We wouldn't pay his salary, we'd advance Michael's money". Gongaware said he didn't remember writing/receiving the email, but never denied he did it.
As to Michael being habitually late, Gongaware said the singer worked on his own schedule, did things his way
Gongaware said his understanding was that Michael hired a trainer of his choice, Louis (Lou) Ferrigno: "I made the deal with him (Ferrigno). He was supposed to be paid a certain amount of money per session" He didn't elaborate on fee, how many times he worked with Michael. Putnam showed an email from Travis Payne, he suggested a massage chair to be put in Michael's dressing room.
As to Bugzee's email saying MJ needed cheeseburgers, brats and beers, Gongaware said Bugzee was joking, Bugzee cared very much for Michael. Gongaware testified he didn't recall having any concern about Michael's health/using painkillers as of Monday 6/15/09, 10 days prior to his death
Gongaware was asked about several emails that have been shown before, including messages related to MJ missing rehearsal on June 19, 2009. The executive was on the East Coast for a family wedding, but responded to one message questioning why Murray wasn't at rehearsal. Gongaware email:
Take the doctor with you. Why wasn't he there last night?
He then explained his thinking to the jury. Gongaware:
If his patient is having a problem and he's sick, and he's his only patient, it seemed like he should be there
Gongaware said on 6/19/09, he was out of town. "This is the day Michael had chills at rehearsal and was apparently sick," Gongaware recalled. "If the meeting was going to be about what happened that night, the doctor should be there," Gongaware said.
Gongaware said he believed Michael wanted to go on tour. He said he doesn't remember anyone talking about pulling the plug on the shows.
Putnam: "Did anyone tell you at this point that Michael needed a drug addiction specialist?"
Gongaware: "No"
Putnam: "Did anyone tell you they were concerned with the care Dr. Murray was giving to Michael?"
Gongaware: "No"
Gongaware said that on 6/20/09 he did not think Michael's health was deteriorating.
With last questions of the day, Putnam asked Gongaware if he was concerned about Jackson's well-being. He said "Yes"
Court Transcript
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2023.06.03 12:52 Lofree_co 𝐀𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤(𝟒 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨).

𝐀𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤(𝟒 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨).
𝐀𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤(𝟒 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨).
In the first 5 hours after the launch, our goal has been fully achieved, thank you so much for your support!
So dizzy in replying to all kinds of questions. Really sorry that some questions we did not anticipate in advance. The following are the questions that you often ask, and I have also synced them to the 𝐅𝐀𝐐 on the KS page:
  1. I pledge $1 before the campaign launch, but the $109 VIP offer is unavailable now. Is the offer still available for me?
  2. How can I know which color switches are included with each color keyboard?
  3. I pledge my keyboard but I don’t see any color option, what should I do?
In the following times, let us wait for this surprise to go home! I would like to share the keycaps of our add-on. I personally like it very much, so I can’t help to send it out, I like KS special haha, which one do you like? ^^

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2023.06.03 12:12 Mudkipzxc SGD$4000 PC for sim racing

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
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2023.06.03 12:06 ItsSavaj Build arround 2000€

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. Playing mainly Apex Legends and sometime other shooters Warzone, Battlefield, COD, Valorant, CS, Fortnite
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
As soon as possible
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
The 2000€ budget is only for tower
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Romania, no microcenter here
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I will maybe overclock it sometimes
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I want to get as many FPS as i can and also quality as much as i can
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I like RGB so i will love as much rgb as i can
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
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2023.06.03 11:39 Kamen-Rider-Artif [Help and Question Thread] - June 3rd, 2023

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2023.06.03 11:21 No_Okra6302 How to Choose the Best LVT Flooring for Your Specific Needs

When it comes to choosing the ideal flooring for your space, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring offers a versatile and durable solution. With its realistic appearance, easy maintenance, and affordability, LVT has gained immense popularity in recent years. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of selecting the best LVT flooring for your specific needs, including LVT tile and SPC flooring options.
  1. Understand LVT Flooring:
Before diving into the selection process, it’s crucial to understand what LVT flooring is. LVT is a type of vinyl flooring that mimics the look of natural materials such as wood, stone, or ceramic tiles. It consists of multiple layers, including a wear layer, design layer, core layer, and backing layer, which contribute to its durability and performance.
  1. Assess Your Needs:
Begin by assessing your specific requirements. Consider factors such as the location of the flooring, foot traffic, moisture levels, and your preferred aesthetic. LVT Tile Flooring is suitable for both residential and commercial spaces, making it a versatile option for various environments.
  1. Choose the Right Type of LVT Flooring:
LVT flooring comes in different forms, including LVT tiles and SPC flooring. LVT tiles resemble traditional ceramic or porcelain tiles, offering a wide range of patterns, textures, and colors. SPC flooring, on the other hand, is a rigid core LVT that provides enhanced stability and durability. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type to determine which one suits your needs best.
  1. Consider Wear Layer Thickness:
The wear layer of LVT flooring plays a crucial role in its longevity and resistance to scratches and wear. Opt for a thicker wear layer for areas with high foot traffic, such as entryways and hallways. A wear layer of 12 mils or more is recommended for commercial spaces, while 6–8 mils are typically sufficient for residential applications.
  1. Evaluate Installation Methods:
LVT flooring offers different installation methods, including click-lock, glue-down, and loose lay. Click-lock systems are easy to install and allow for simple replacements, while glue-down installations offer added stability and moisture resistance. Loose lay is a floating installation method that requires minimal adhesive. Consider the advantages and requirements of each method based on your specific needs.
  1. Explore Design Options:
One of the major attractions of LVT flooring is its ability to replicate the natural beauty of various materials. Take your time to explore the wide array of design options available, including wood, stone, and tile looks. Consider the color schemes and patterns that complement your existing décor and personal style.
Choosing the best LVT flooring for your specific needs requires careful consideration of various factors, including the type of LVT (such as LVT tile or SPC flooring), wear layer thickness, installation methods, and design options. By understanding your requirements and exploring the available choices, you can make an informed decision that results in beautiful and functional LVT vinyl flooring that suits your space perfectly.
Remember, whether you opt for LVT tile or SPC flooring, the versatility, durability, and low maintenance of LVT make it an excellent choice for any residential or commercial setting.

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2023.06.03 10:40 migoelo A complete switch to an iPad Pro, and whether it was a mistake

Hello all,
In this post I wanted to share with you my experience so far, how my (private) switch from a DELL laptop (about 5 years old) with Windows 10, and in parallel an old iPad Pro 10.5, to a new iPad Pro 11 (2022) with Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil, that should replace both devices, has presented itself so far.
Why the change? Because Apple had introduced Stage Manager for the newer iPads, I thought that an iPad (in my case) can replace both devices. I use the devices at home mostly for internet, email, calendar, listening to music, writing texts, spreadsheets, and sometimes sketching. When I use the device stationary, it is connected to an external display from DELL (u2720q) via USB-C (link rate HBR3). For input, I use a Logitech MX Mechanical Mini keyboard, and an MX Master 3s mouse connected to the display via Bolt adapter.
"BTW, to switch the keyboard layout between PC/iOS, you need to press and hold the fn+p keys for about 3 seconds for PC, and fn+i for iOS."
The following applications are used for the different purposes:
My experience:
In fact, I can cover all areas quite well, even print pictures in high quality, or scan documents is very possible (surprised me). Unfortunately, there are also some things that bring me almost to despair. The step to change, I therefore question more and more. But what exactly are these things?
Meanwhile, I'm playing more and more with the idea of abandoning the project, and switching to a new Windows laptop or MacBook Air. In fact, I've only used the touch capabilities briefly for testing to date. Unfortunately, the financial loss would be immense, and makes me doubt switching again. My hope is that with iPad OS 17 improvements will occur, but already alone with the disgusting scrolling of the mouse, I suspect that nothing will change here. Apple would like to sell their own mouse or touch here, of course.
Have any of you ever played with the idea to change completely, and what experiences you have had?

Grettings from Germany
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2023.06.03 10:36 Unlikely-Coffee-3077 disturbing websites iceberg explained

disturbing websites iceberg explained

ice tore win
same as websites due to total of deaths at the same as the date
finding ghost net
these websites along with forest they collect all the 2 pages on the tree if the ghost attack you before runs out the game over
32 co uk
32 was the adult website here is the website menu with play and extras if you find the security camera it was cam 3 June 23 2018 same date as the year it is look like the DVD capture if the ghost jumpscare you like a Godzilla roar sound effects
extinct gov
known as year as the date in July 22 2057 known as the asteroid impact it was the earth towards the ocean like a rocket thanks for website menu as play extras and options the asteroid is going hit the ocean
static edu
same as the website ads like the Norton same as the website menu like story mode and extras he turn TV on just same as the date of the TV busted into the static it is look like the 1 hour of broken TV screen
unfried com
same as the website go to the dark web website camera so he does look like the red screen of death same as date as of the error it is like the creepypasta stories of the website download the rar folder saved to documents date as mp3 file
error org
it is type of error message of the website you can see same as date of the 403 forbidden
500 net
you can click on the website you can see that 500 code of the website
as the website known as the cym based on the com website form so you can see that empty menu buttons on the website and code with the 500 internal server error
as the website changed c based on the m it is looked like the giant website along with giant website menu buttons weight tons of the smaller cat you can see error code of 403 forbidden then pink screen of death
light mode co
instead of the dark mode it was light mode with bright colors of white with black text as the website bigger then the black bear sizes of the alligator then the unnamed url website called yellow screen of death
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2023.06.03 10:29 Striking_Ad_6567 $3,000

  1. >What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
  2. Mostly gaming like valorant, rainbow six, and over watch.
  3. >What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
  4. $3,000
  5. >When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
  6. Sometime this week.
  7. >What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
  8. Just the tower
  9. >Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
  10. No I do not have access to a micro center
  11. >If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
  12. Aoc monitor
  13. >Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
  14. Maybe down the line
  15. >Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
  16. SSD
  17. >Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
  18. White theme with LED lighting
  19. >Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
  20. Yes I need copy. Whatever is best.
  21. >Extra info or particulars:
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2023.06.03 10:23 karl_649 First pc build, would really appreciate some guidance, thankyou!

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Ill be using the pc for gaming AAA titles while simultaneously streaming, aswell as handling large datasets for work
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
£1800 GBP
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
As soon as possible, ill order the parts once i have a build together
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Tower pc and monitor
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Im in the uk so no microcentre unfortunately
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I cant really reuse parts as im coming from a laptop but i do have a mouse and keyboard i want to keep
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not really, no
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Atleast 2tb storage
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Id really like an all white pc to fit my rooms aesthetic but i know white parts can easily skyrocket price so i dont mind having gpu etc normal and just the white case
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars: Id request a cpu with an igpu as ive had bad experiences with a gpu dying at work and spending nearly the whole day trying to figure out whats wrong so i do not want to deal with that at my home setup too
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2023.06.03 10:21 Linkyc Help with the wavy background

Hi, I have a wavy background called . header-wave in my code: https://codepen.io/Ondra-Linka/pen/zYmgmvL It is not responsive, whenever I change the screen size, it is moving up and down. I would like it to be like on this page: https://hedepy.cz/ and instead of the current shape I want this one from the page https://shapedividers.com/?dividerDirection=bottom&longAxisValue=100&shortAxisValue=141&positionValue=50&flipped=false&animate=false&animLength=10&shapeColor=f8f4e6&si=52&shapeRatio=false&mobileReady=true&tabletDividerDirection=top&tabletLongAxisValue=100&tabletShortAxisValue=90&tabletPositionValue=50&tabletFlipped=false&tabletAnimate=false&tabletAnimLength=10&tabletShapeColor=fbd8c2&tsi=1&tabletShapeRatio=false&mobileDividerDirection=bottom&mobileLongAxisValue=100&mobileShortAxisValue=90&mobilePositionValue=50&mobileFlipped=false&mobileAnimate=false&mobileAnimLength=10&mobileShapeColor=fbd8c2&msi=52&mobileShapeRatio=false
font-family:'shape divider from ShapeDividers.com';
position: absolute;
bottom: -1px;
left: -1px;
right: -1px;
top: -1px;
z-index: 3;
pointer-events: none;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-size: 100% 90px;
background-position: 50% 100%;
background-image: url('data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf8, ');
Can you help me?
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2023.06.03 10:11 timebomb969 Stuck in continuous loop of "We restrict certain activity to protect our community". (Android app)

Backstory is my friend and I wanted to get back into editing to kill time. We do videos, 1080x1080p @ 29.970 fps. When I edited years back, this along with 1920x1080p resolution was acceptable by IG. It's also exact 30MB, so not pushing that limit either.
We created a new e-mail, used it to create a new Instagram account, and verified it with that email too. Can't use phone numbers to verify it that way since both our numbers are connected to our personal accounts. So far, the two of us, plus two random editors follow our account (4 people). We follow around 60 people, celebrities, shows and editors, not inactive pages. We liked, commented on posts, I shared one post from editing account to friends private account. We are active outside of posting.
Issue lays in uploading. The error in title is what we got for two videos in four days. "Try Again Later. We restrict certain activity to protect our community".
What happened: uploaded the video as reels, did not cut or edit it in IG. It squished our preview, so I took a screenshot and added it as a preview. Added a description that goes: "song title x person we edited. cc (coloring credits) - us, ac (audio credits) - account name (not with an @), and following hashtags: omgpage (it's a tag for all edits), celebrity name, celebrity name edit, show the celebrity is on, show name edit, show season, another popular show actor was on, that shows name edit". None of these are shadow banned, neither show or actor are popular enough for a ban.
These details and words are what worked for me, but keep in mind this was like 4 years ago. Then we tried to tag the person we edited, but that's when the issue pops out. Our videos also got only one view, from us, and seems unavailable to others.
What we did next: cleared app cache, clear app data, delete the app, reinstall the app. Posting from both our phones on separate days. Log out, and then back in. Delete our bio entirely (we never had any links there either). Switched to business mode. We do not use any "third party" apps, obviously no bots to follow us either!
Did not try: posting from desktop (unsure if that'd be possible), sending Instagram support e-mail (they messed up my 20k account 4 years ago without explanation, got me stuck in another loop unable to log in, and I never received an email back!). The last option is waiting out a week to try and post again. But until then, is there a way to figure out what's wrong? Business side says zero outreach because it just got turned on, and the first video that's up is unavailable to everyone. We don't want this new account and email to go to waste.
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2023.06.03 09:46 EstablishmentThat142 The Shopify PROFIT MACHINE Checklist. (Website Optimisation, Advertising Hacks + MORE)

After years of managing my own e-commerce marketing firm I’ve learnt a thing or two. Here’s the some of the “industry secrets.”

Online Store Optimisation

First impressions count. Your audience is your date. Your store is your face. You want it looking good.

Pavlov Effect

Coca Cola is incredibly unhealthy, but for some reason we still drink it. This is due to the fact we associate it with the Olympics, Christmas and much more. Nike is the same, just a regular sportswear brand, but if it wasn’t for Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer it wouldn’t be the brand it is today. There’s a reason this works, and you can use it too.
In marketing, the Pavlov effect refers to the association of a conditioned stimulus (CS) with an unconditioned stimulus (US) to elicit a specific response. The CS can be a brand logo, jingle, color, or any other sensory cue, while the US is something that naturally triggers a response, such as a positive experience or emotion.
The goal of utilizing the Pavlov effect in marketing is to create positive associations and trigger desired responses in consumers. Here are a few examples of how it can be applied:
It's important to note that ethical considerations should be taken into account when utilizing the Pavlov effect in marketing. Transparency and authenticity are crucial to maintain trust with consumers and ensure that the associations created are positive and aligned with the brand's values.
Overall, the Pavlov effect in marketing involves creating associations between stimuli and desired responses to influence consumer behavior and build brand recognition and loyalty.

Social Proof & Authority

Social proof in marketing refers to the psychological phenomenon where people look to others' actions or opinions to determine their own behavior. It is a powerful tool that leverages the influence of social validation to persuade potential customers.
Here are some common examples of social proof in marketing:
Remember, the effectiveness of social proof can vary depending on the target audience and the context in which it is presented.

Generating Scarcity

Generating scarcity in marketing involves creating a sense of limited availability or urgency to encourage customers to take action quickly. By making customers perceive that a product or offer is scarce or time-limited, businesses can increase the desire to purchase and reduce the chances of procrastination or missed opportunities. Here are a few strategies to generate scarcity:
Remember to use scarcity ethically and transparently. Customers should feel a genuine sense of urgency and benefit from the limited availability or time frame. Misusing or overusing scarcity tactics may lead to a loss of trust and credibility.

Advertising Strategies

For the average drop shipper, money is a problem. Therefore we must come up with creative ways to compete against market leaders with exceptionally higher budgets.

Final Points

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2023.06.03 09:38 Brain-Freez $2000 gaming PC build for 7900XT GPU

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Games like Elden Ring, Star Wars: Jedi, The Callisto Protocol, Apex Legends
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Next week
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Keyboard, Mouse and best 2k Monitor for my 7900XT GPU
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I don't think so
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I prefer black components, with best looking case and a good cooling system because I barely use AC and I live in hot environment.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
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2023.06.03 09:26 katabana02 Dress Evaluation: Wedding Lingerie Series

Some TIL that has some relevancy with wedding gown:
"For most of history, even Western brides did not wear white. In ancient Rome, where marriages were celebrated with parties and banquets—an important social event, if not a sacrament—brides wore long veils of deep yellow over a complicated six-part braided hairstyle. The yellow veil was described as being “the color of flame,” and thus the brides themselves were like torches, bringing light and warmth to their new husbands’ homes. "
" The rise of photography, and of wedding portraits in particular, also went a long way in popularizing the white-wedding-dress trend. More than simply being the choice of a popular queen, white dresses looked good and stood out in the sometimes muddy-looking new black-and-white or sepia-toned photographic portraits. They looked distinct and provided a good background against which to showcase the beauty of the bride. "
-- A Natural History of the Wedding Dress

This is a Showcase Video(EN) / Showcase Video(JP) that demonstrate the dress. enjoy!

Wedding Lingerie Iroha (UDARK/HP):
Skill 1: Attack 1 enemy. 75% chance to give 2 turns DEF DWN.
Skill 2: Attack 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has 75% chance to give 2 turn SEAL and NO HEAL.
Skill 3: Heal 20% HP to all allies and give 2 turns ATK UP and FCS UP.
Skill 4 (passive): Increase ATK & CRIT % for ALL allies (Limit Break >1, set as spot 1)
Appmedia Evaluation:
My Opinion:
Free dress that helps in buffing and debuffing for new players who don't have better choice.

Wedding Lingerie Gluttony (UTHUNDEATK):
Skill 1: Attack ALL enemies. 75% chance to give 2 turns ATK DWN.
Skill 2: Attack ALL enemies 2 times. Each hit has 75% chance to give 2 turn MISS, SPD DWN, RES DWN, and reduce 15% MOV.
Skill 3 (passive): Increase 10% DMG for each debuff on enemy.
Skill 4 (passive): Increase ATK for all THUNDER allies (Limit Break >1, set as spot 1)
Appmedia Evaluation:
My Opinion:
Useful in Magideath multiple target stages for her damage, which translate to better ranking reward. But is this dress good for new/intermediate players who just want to clear the stages? I would say no. SPD DWN and ATK DWN are useful, but 30% MOV reduction is not something that worth fawning over. An above average dress for magideath, imo.
Pull advice:
New player: Worth rerolling for as you need good Aoe dress to clear most of the contents.
F2P players: If you dont have any aoe MOV manipulation dress, she is a good dress to get. So you should check your line up and future pull plan and see if it's worth spending gem on this dress.

Here is an index for future dresses that I have evaluated.
Extra: Banner schedule, Mgmc dress skill DB, Sanahtlig's future dress schedule, Speed table, magiwikia, Official Magicami YT Channel, Appmedia Event page, Sinister 5 page, Banner releasing schedule
extra info for myself:
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2023.06.03 09:14 onlinewebbloggerzz The Benefits of Using Blogger Websites for Your Blog

The Benefits of Using Blogger Websites for Your Blog

Blogging has become one of the most popular and effective ways to share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences with the world. And with the rise of blogger websites, it has become easier than ever to create and manage your own blog.
Whether you are looking to start a personal blog or a professional blog for your business, there are many platforms available to choose from. However, one of the most popular and user-friendly platforms is Blogger.
In this article, we will explore the benefits of using blogger websites for your blog and guide you through the steps of creating your own blog using this platform.
Why Choose Blogger Websites?
There are several reasons why blogger websites are an excellent choice for creating your blog. Here are some of the benefits of using this platform:
  1. Easy to Use: One of the main advantages of blogger websites is their simplicity. Even if you have no previous experience with blogging, you can easily create a blog using Blogger. The platform is user-friendly and offers a range of customization options that allow you to personalize your blog to suit your needs.( free Blog site)
  2. Free Platform: Another great advantage of Blogger is that it is a free platform. You can create and manage your blog without having to pay any fees. This makes it an excellent choice for bloggers who are just starting out or those who want to keep their expenses low.
  3. SEO-Friendly: Blogger is designed to be search engine friendly. This means that your blog is more likely to rank higher in search engine results, making it easier for people to find your content.
  4. Integrates with Google Services: Since Blogger is a Google product, it integrates seamlessly with other Google services, such as Google Analytics and AdSense. This makes it easier to track your blog’s performance and earn money from your blog through advertising.
Creating Your Blog Using Blogger Websites
Now that you know the benefits of using blogger websites, it’s time to create your own blog using this platform. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Sign up for a Blogger account
To create a blog using Blogger, you need to sign up for a free account. Go to the Blogger website and click on the “Create Your Blog” button. You will be prompted to sign in using your Google account or create a new Google account if you don’t have one.(blogging)
Step 2: Choose a name and theme for your blog
Once you have signed in, you need to choose a name and theme for your blog. Your blog’s name should be descriptive and catchy, and the theme should reflect the overall style and tone of your blog.
Blogger offers a range of free themes to choose from. You can also customize your theme by selecting different colors, fonts, and layouts.
Step 3: Customize your blog
After you have chosen your blog’s name and theme, it’s time to customize your blog. You can add pages, such as an “About” page, and customize the layout and design of your blog.
Step 4: Create your first blog post
Now that you have customized your blog, it’s time to create your first blog post. Click on the “New Post” button and start writing your post. You can add images, videos, and links to your post to make it more engaging.
Step 5: Publish your blog post
Once you have finished writing your post, you can publish it by clicking on the “Publish” button. Your post will be live on your blog for everyone to see.
Step 6: Promote your blog
Now that you have published your first blog post, it’s time to start promoting your blog. Share your blog on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, and engage with your readers by responding to comments and questions.
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2023.06.03 09:10 holocron_8 The Quest To Beat Every Mystery Dungeon Game Bonus Episode 1

The Quest To Beat Every Mystery Dungeon Game Bonus Episode 1

You can read the previous parts here

That's right. This is a Bonus Episode. I'm expanding my horizons and clearing some Mystery Dungeon imitators. I've kinda sprinkled these in between the other Mystery Dungeon games I've played and I think I've gone through enough to post my tiny little write-ups.

Dungeon of Windaria

Dungeon of Windaria is a tie-in to a movie that came out 20 years prior. It is a horrible and extremely condensed retelling of the film. Barring the barely coherent story, this game is cute. It looks and feels like some low budget DS shovelware, but the gameplay sticks so close to the Mystery Dungeon formula that it ends up not being terrible by virtue of the thing it's copying being so good.
Well, actually the first tree dungeons are terrible. The first one is basically a tutorial and the 2nd and 3rd have really low enemy variety and are painfully easy. The last dungeon is where things finally pick up. I love that this game doesn't overstay it's welcome. It kinda knows it doesn't bring a lot to the table and it wraps up things up nice and quick. Overall Dungeon of Windaria probably isn't that enjoyable unless you're a Mystery Dungeon superfan like me.

Azure Dreams

it feels a little mean to even have this game grouped in with the imitators because it's pretty unique gameplay wise. However, it's a japanese roguelike so close enough. Azure Dreams is a great game and I wanted play it and talk about it.
This game did creature-catching dungeon-crawling roguelike action several years before PMD came around. It's also a dating sim (all the bachelorettes are children by the way) and it's got some light town-building to it as well. This game is very lively and it's just kinda nice to exist in. The dungeon crawling is good too, with some interesting terrain height mechanics and a controllable camera. The "Familiars" as they're called can be fused together with a suprising amount of depth in the stats/abilities department. You can make some pretty unique familiars.

Azure Dreams

yeah that's right there's two of 'em. While the original was released on the PS1, 2 years later another version would be released on the Gameboy Color. I have had this game since my early teenage years where I played the SHIT out of it.
The dating sim aspect is gone, but the lively atmosphere, creature catching and dungeon crawling are all still there, and it's all still good. The big downside is how sluggish everything is. Everything feels like it takes a little longer than it should. The big upside is that this version actually has more content than the original, in the form of an extra 99F dungeon (that I didn't beat) and a TON of new familiars to fuse! I slightly prefer this one because nostalgia and because I'm a total sucker for GBC games, but you can't go wrong with either version.


As I began playing this game it set in pretty quickly I was in for a ride. This game is a masterpiece and I legitimately think it could go toe to toe with the best of the actual Mystery Dungeon games. I didn't even play the original "best version." I played the PS1 port which is a bit of a graphical downgrade over the Saturn original.
The gameplay loop is nearly identical to Mystery Dungeon with 2 gigantic key differences: It's in first person and it's real-time. It's such a simple but drastic change and I don't think it could have been pulled off any better. This game is fun, it's tense, the atmosphere is outstanding, the character design is immaculate, the story telling is avant-garde. All of it's systems work together in perfect harmony. Baroque is an incredible spin on a familiar formula, and it might have even gone so far as to have breached my top 10 favorite games ever. Before moving on to the next game I have to shout out this wonderful Neocities page.


yeah that's right there's THREE of 'em. This isn't the original Saturn version mentioned earlier, but the PS2/Wii remake. The art direction has been completely changed to an unimpressive anime style, and the gameplay is actually a bit worse. The story is still there, but when it's not delivered through the same nerve-wracking gameplay and thick oozing atmosphere it doesn't pack the same punch. This game is still good in it's own right, but it's easy to label this the inferior way to play Baroque.


With that this bonus episode concludes. Next I'll be back to regularly scheduled name-brand Mystery Dungeon. There will be more bonus episodes in the future though! I have a lot more imitators to play through: Izuna 1 & 2. Void Terrarium 1 & 2, Rogue Hearts Dungeon and Sakura Wars Dramatic Dungeon, Omega Labyrinth Story. Touhou Gensou Wanderer, and probably a few more. I'll also be playing Mystery Dungeon remakes and some oddities like Shiren Monsters Netsal and Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics and sticking those in a bonus episode.
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2023.06.03 08:47 zRawrasaurusREXz Random is Scary? NO! THINK AGAIN! PLAY THIS ONE! It's called around the world.

Random is Scary? NO! THINK AGAIN! PLAY THIS ONE! It's called around the world. submitted by zRawrasaurusREXz to StopHereThatsTooFar [link] [comments]

2023.06.03 08:40 EmbroziaSnaps Can I Make This Vegan?

Can I Make This Vegan?
I want to veganize my mom's go-to sugar cookie recipe (from Better Homes and Gardens), but I'm not sure what to do for the egg sub that won't make it weird.
I use an egg (and egg replacement) - free recipe for chocolate chip cookies that uses baking powder, baking soda, and a wateoil mix that equals the liquid content of an egg, but I'm not sure if that would work or not in this case.
If you have any advice, please let me know! TIA
(The messiness of the cookbook is because my mom has used this since before I was born ~30 years back)
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2023.06.03 08:39 Wendywen312 What are the LED display classification introductions, what is the LED display driver chip

What are the LED display classification introductions, what is the LED display driver chip
The main feature of the LED display is that its manufacture is not limited by the area, it can reach tens or even hundreds of square meters, and it is used in various indoooutdoor public places to display various information such as text, graphics, images, animations, and video images. , with strong advertising rendering and shocking power. The focus of this article is the introduction of LED display classification and driver chips by Shenzhen Xingyuhe Electronics technicians. I hope it will be helpful to everyone.
Real shot of LED digital tube display
(1) Classification of LED display
LED screens are divided into indoor LED screens and outdoor LED screens according to the use environment; LED screens are divided into single-color LED screens, dual-color LED screens and full-color LED screens according to the display color; LED screens can be divided into 16 and 32 according to the gray level. , 64, 128, 256 grayscale LED screens, etc.; LED screens are divided into text LED screens, graphic LED screens, synchronous video LED screens, TV video LED screens, etc. according to display performance.
(2) System structure of LED display
  1. Display unit: This is the main part of the LED display screen, which is composed of luminescent materials and driving circuits. The indoor screen is the unit display board of various specifications, and the outdoor screen is the unit box.
  2. Main controller: the function is to buffer the input RGB digital video signal, transform gray scale, reorganize, and generate various control signals.
  3. Switching power supply: The purpose is to convert 220V AC power into various DC power supplies for various circuits.
  4. Transmission cable: The display data and various control signals generated by the main controller are transmitted to the screen body by the twisted pair cable.
  5. Scanning controller: The function of this circuit board is data buffering, generating various scanning signals and duty cycle gray scale control signals. /6. Dedicated display card and multimedia card (video card): In addition to the basic functions of a computer display card, the dedicated display card for LED full-color screen also outputs digital RGB signals, line, field, blanking and other signals to the main controller. In addition to the above functions, the multimedia card can also convert the input analog Video signal into a digital RGB signal (that is, video acquisition).
  6. Other signal sources and their external devices: including computers, TV sets, Blu-ray, DVD, VCD, camcorders, etc.
(3) Introduction of LED display driver chip
As a high-tech product, LED display has attracted people's great attention. The intelligent full-color display that uses computer control and integrates light and electricity has been applied in a wide range of fields. Its pixels use LED light-emitting diodes, and many light-emitting diodes are arranged in a dot matrix to form an LED array, and then form an LED screen. Through different LED driving methods, images with different effects can be obtained. Therefore, the quality of the LED driver chip plays an important role in the display quality of the LED display. LED driver chips can be divided into general-purpose chips and dedicated chips.
General-purpose chips are generally used in low-end LED display products, such as indoor single-color and double-color screens. The most commonly used general-purpose chip is 74HC595, which has 8-bit latch, serial-parallel shift register and three-state output function. Each channel can output a maximum non-constant current of 35mA.
Since the LED is a device with current characteristics, that is, under the premise of saturated conduction, its brightness changes with the change of the current, not with the change of the voltage at both ends. The biggest feature of the dedicated chip is to provide a constant current source output to ensure the stable driving of the LED and eliminate the flickering phenomenon of the LED. It has the characteristics of large output current and constant current, and is suitable for occasions that require high current and high image quality, such as outdoor full-color screens and indoor full-color screens.
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2023.06.03 08:35 deathbrusher A couple new ones for the collection.

A couple new ones for the collection. submitted by deathbrusher to comicbookcollecting [link] [comments]