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The 13 Days of Creepmas!
2018.11.11 04:13 Dudecalion The 13 Days of Creepmas!
Upset at the continuing intrusion of Christmas on our beloved holiday? Nothing worse than going into a store to buy Halloween decorations and see they've been pushed aside to make room for Santa and his elves. How can you celebrate Creepmas? By putting a spooky twist on all things Christmas during the first 13 days of December. Leave your Halloween decorations up until then, watch scary Christmas movies, sacrifice a snowman, the only limit is your imagination. Spook on my hallowfiends. Spook on.
2023.03.30 04:06 TheBaronOfBenefit V1 Draft
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2023.03.30 04:06 DucksUninhibited Does Filson know what color "Dark Navy" is? The "Dark Navy" Dryden briefcase I received is just straight up black in any light I look at it under.
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2023.03.30 04:05 ThereBetterBeCats Pretty sure I have C19
Woke up a little congested and coughed a bit while getting ready for work. Didn’t think much of it because I fell asleep with my window open so figured it was allergies (I have terrible allergies starting this time of year).
Felt better while on my way to work so that supported my allergy theory. Worked all day and then started to get a really bad headache near the end of my shift. I was having trouble concentrating and just felt like I was in a daze. Got the f outta there so I wouldn’t get anyone sick. Postnasal drip started on my drive home. Get home and take my temp, luckily it’s normal. Take my blood pressure, high end of normal which is typical for me. Take a covid test but it’s negative. I decide to get into bed and now my shoulders/back/ears feel achey. My chest also feels tight. I chugged a bunch of water, took some Tylenol, and now I’m just laying down in my room with all of the lights off.
It’s gotta be covid, right? I haven’t had it yet (or at least been symptomatic) so I don’t know what to think. I know false negatives are common with the at home tests. Have a message into my doctors office but I won’t hear back until the morning I’m sure.
Can someone just tell me that it’ll be ok? I know I’m probably overreacting but I’ve had a very uneventful pregnancy thus far so I’m terrified to be sick now at 33 weeks.
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2023.03.30 04:05 Elegant_Building_995 Felt like I was going to die
I already have severe obstructed sleep apnea and have been dependent on CPAP for a few years now. Well new Dr wanted a repeat test. I opted for in home. Well I couldn't use my CPAP for the test. Their directions were not great despite the video attached because I have a pacemaker and needs different placement and lights kept flashing. Then no instructions on removing properly. The video said to touch button but they told me not to but I couldn't remember from the horrible night of sleeping without. Lights wouldn't stop flashing so I did what video said. Guy in the lab had a attitude and small argument that I touched the button even though video said to. He said I probably erased all the data and would have to review. Anyways all ended up being fine the video was correct and their instructions were wrong. Either way they should of wrote instructions down. He said you should of remembered we verbally told you. Who the hell is going to remember every detail after horrible brain fog night.
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2023.03.30 04:05 Sovol3d How to troubleshoot the Blue/Black/Blank issue on the printer? You may want to see this👇👇👇
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How to troubleshoot the “Blue/Black/Blank Screen” issue
A. Troubleshooting the power supply
- If the printer won't turn on, check the voltage setting of the power supply to make sure it matches the local voltage.
- Check if the fuse in the power switch is damaged. If so, replace it.
- If the power supply line is faulty, replace it and test the new line with a multimeter. Make sure to test both ends of the line in AC mode to see if there's voltage. If there is, the line is good; if not, it needs to be replaced, any power supply that is applicable to home appliances would be fine.
- Check if the power supply itself is damaged. First, check if the indicator light is on. Then, use a multimeter to measure the voltage. If there's value shown on the screen, the power supply is good; if not, it needs to be replaced. Before testing the power supply, make sure to disconnect all wires on the mainboard except for the power and display wires.
B. Troubleshooting the mainboard
- If the printer doesn't respond when turned on, check the power supply line and fuse first. Then, check if the mainboard's indicator light is on when the printer is normally powered. In the meantime, check all connections to the mainboard to make sure they're tight and undamaged. Try connecting the mainboard to a computer using USB to see if it lights up. If it does, the mainboard is good; if it doesn't, the mainboard possibly been broken.
- If you have a multimeter, use it to measure the voltage of the mainboard's power input when the printer is powered normally. The voltage should be 24V when measured in DC mode. If there's voltage, the mainboard is good; if not, it needs to be replaced.
C. Troubleshoot the screen part
If the power supply and mainboard both are ok, check the screen part.
- First, check if the connection wire between the screen and the motherboard is securely plugged in or damaged.
- Test the voltage output of the connection wire using a multimeter in DC mode. If there is voltage output, the connection wire is good, but the screen is faulty. If there is no voltage output, then the connection wire is faulty.
2023.03.30 04:05 Vantrue-20220623 What is Dashcam Resolution? And what Vantrue dashcam resolutions are?
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All dash cams offer to record the road ahead, but the quality of that recording differs according to what resolution each device uses. Dashcam video resolutions
are one of the most important yet confusing specifications to pay attention to, as these will affect the video quality when you need to review road footage. The higher the resolution, the clearer the picture, even when filmed in low light or poor weather conditions.
And there is usually a direct correlation between the detail and depth that is available in any recording and the base unit price.
In this article, we will introduce dashcam resolution from 720P to 4K and compare their differences and benefits to help you choose the right one for your needs.
Why is resolution so important? Because the dash cam resolution chosen can make the difference between recording every aspect of an incident, picking up the most meniscal of details, being unable to make out distant features clearly, or capturing a blurry moment in time. https://preview.redd.it/wr4e9uw9asqa1.png?width=1056&format=png&auto=webp&s=a941be1be944ecb8dc4612c966d613ea9dcc73a2
What is Resolution? Resolution refers to the number of pixels in a display or an image, which determines the level of detail and clarity that can be captured.
It is the tiniest unit of an image that can be displayed on any digital device. For dashcams, this is typically measured in terms of horizontal and vertical pixels. A higher resolution means a greater number of pixels, which leads to a more detailed and clearer image. Vice versa, fewer pixels symbolize poor-resolution video. This is why it's important to ensure that your device's video resolution is of high quality. The higher the resolution, the clearer the picture, which is important for capturing video in dim light, nighttime, or dusk—or picking up minute details.
Here at Vantrue, we offer a whole range of models varying from 1080p, 2k, and 4k resolution dashcams. https://reddit.com/link/126866t/video/hfecp8ogasqa1/player
HD or 720P Resolution
The term HD when it comes to dashcams usually refers to standard high definition or 720p. 720P is the most basic resolution available on dashcams, which means that the camera can capture video with 1280x720 pixels
. While 720P might not provide the best video quality, it still offers decent quality, and you will be able to make out license plates and road signs easily. 720P dashcams are also the most affordable option.
Full HD or 1080P Resolution
1080P refers to FHD or Full-HD Resolution. 1080P is the most popular resolution for dashcams, and for good reasons.
The camera can capture video with 1920x1080 pixels
, providing a significant improvement in video quality compared to 720P. 1080p resolution is characterized by 1,080 pixels down the screen vertically and 1,920 pixels displayed across the screen horizontally. With 1080P, you will be able to read license plates and road signs much more clearly, which is helpful if you need to use the footage as evidence in an accident. Additionally, 1080P dashcams are relatively affordable, making them a great option for most drivers.
Although 1080p devices have been around for many years now, it remains the industry standard for many videos or displays devices, including Blu-Ray, Televisions, Computer Screens, and Mobile Device displays. It’s also the default setting on YouTube and Netflix. And it remains the lowest resolution among our dashcams. This doesn’t mean they’re bad—most vehicle owners would be thrilled with the picture quality from their 1080p dashcam. The Dash Cam models that record in 1080P are the Vantrue E1 Lite
, and Vantrue M3
, Vantrue N4
, Vantrue S2
( for the 3CH Mode 1440P+1080P+1080P ), Vantrue N2 Pro
( Dual 1080P) 1080P Sample Footage: https://youtu.be/3Zc_wG795dc
2K resolution is referred to as QHD because it has 4 times the pixels as 720p. 2K resolution is 2560 pixels horizontally and 1440 pixels vertically
. These added pixels allow for a wider image and more detailed recording. When you zoom in on a 2K video, it will retain more clarity compared to a 1080p video.
So it's of great help when you want to pick up clear images of street signs, license plates, and other minute details as it will reduce noise and artifacts when you zoom in—which can significantly assist you in case of a claim. 2K is an excellent option if you want to capture footage with more detail, but it comes with a higher price tag than 1080P dashcams. Vantrue E1
, Vantrue E2
and Vantrue E3
are the three 2K( E1: 2592 x 1944P; E2 2CH: 1944P+1944P; E3: 3CH 1944P+1080P+1080P) Resolution Vantrue Dash Cams. E2 Sample Footage: https://youtu.be/Xeqf1Wt26WI
4K(UHD) Resolution 4k, or Ultra High Definition or UHD (Ultra HD)
, refers to one of two high-definition resolutions. It’s a generic term that refers to any resolution with a horizontal pixel count of approximately 4,000. It encapsulates 2 different resolutions—3840 and 4096 horizontal pixels by 2160 vertical pixels. In television and consumer media, 3840 × 2160 is the 4K standard, whereas the movie projection industry uses 4096 × 2160 due to the larger projection size. https://preview.redd.it/vlj77cqkasqa1.png?width=1056&format=png&auto=webp&s=da74ff1bbf2e8a4c0758e9ca4fc23d7d149293d5 4K is the highest resolution available on dashcams, with 3840x2160 pixels, offering the best video quality and providing exceptional detail.
With 4K, you will be able to read license plates and road signs with incredible ease, even in low-light conditions. However, 4K dashcams are the most expensive option and require a high-speed memory card to handle the large file sizes. https://preview.redd.it/j6chld5nasqa1.png?width=1056&format=png&auto=webp&s=dca88dddade4e86c7c5b15665c5d930d7ed82a3b 4K is four times the pixel resolution of 1080P which means zooming in on this footage is completely seamless, allowing for a full and vivid picture of what was captured, even at super high zoom levels. With 4 times the pixels, the image will be 4x as detailed.
Due to the number of pixels, the image can be viewed on a larger screen without distortion. The 4K resolution features fewer visible pixels than 1080p when zooming in on the footage. is 4 times the resolution of 1080p. That means zooming in on this footage on 4k dashcams is completely seamless, allowing for a full and vivid picture of what was captured, even at super-high zoom levels. https://preview.redd.it/mmdf5adoasqa1.png?width=1056&format=png&auto=webp&s=0a4e03ff6eef433cdbdf1a8a888be80ba88d62cc In practicality, recording in 4k is 4 times more detailed than the resolution of 1080p.
An image from an Ultra HD dashcam consists of 8 million pixels whereas a normal HD dashcam provides only 2 million pixels for the exact image. In 4k video footage, even zooming in does not result in any blurriness and distortion. That is why you get more apparent and detailed recordings from 4k dashcams.
Unfortunately, not all 4k Dashcams are made equal. Some manufacturers utilize lower-spec chipsets which record in HD and upscale the image to 4k which is not what you want. If you’ve been looking for a 4k dashcam, you may have noticed some discrepancies in quality from one 4k dashcam to the next. While Vantrue 4K dashcams are TRUE, VIVID 4K.
Even when viewed on huge screens, the video quality from our 4k dashcams remains pristine. The Vantrue X4S Duo
uses Native 4k Resolution to increase detail when capturing license plates at faster speeds, and for capturing detail in low-light conditions. X4S Footage: https://video.wixstatic.com/video/fac2e4_5cdba37eb63d476d8d78cacb9c772242/1080p/mp4/file.mp4
With a 4k dash cam, you will get clear and vivid pictures of everything happening on the road. This is also good for recording high-speed car chases, police pursuits, and accidents without slow-motion mode. The consensus is that it is worth it to invest in a 4k dash cam. They provide safe driving by reducing the chances of a fatal accident or even a nanny cam when families are on vacation. They are also very useful when you want to make videos that are better than what is given by your phone’s camera.
How to Choose the Right Resolution for You? Choosing the right dashcam resolution depends on your needs and budget
If you are on a tight budget, a 720P dashcam may be a good option.
However, if you want better video quality and have a bit more to spend, 1080P is the most popular and cost-effective choice.
If you need even more detail, 2K and 4K are excellent options, but they come with a higher price tag.
Ultimately, the resolution you choose should be based on your intended use. If you are just using the dashcam for basic recording, 1080P will be sufficient. If you need the footage for legal purposes, 2K or 4K is the way to go. Remember, higher resolutions require more storage and processing power, so make sure your device is capable of handling it.
In conclusion, the resolution is an important factor to consider when choosing a dashcam. It determines the level of detail and clarity in the video, making it easier to identify objects and read license plates. 720P, 1080P, 2K, and 4K are all options, each with its benefits and price points. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which resolution best fits your needs and budget. No matter which resolution you choose, a dashcam is an excellent investment that can help protect you in the event of an accident.
2023.03.30 04:04 Ralts_Bloodthorne First Contact - Chapter 923 - Edge of Twilight
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] What was wrought here should be allowed to slip into slumber and sleep a dreamless sleep until entropy sips it away.
- Former Grand Most High Sma'akamo'o, from I Have Ridden the Hasslehoff Nice little mitochondria you got there, Biology. Be a shame if something happened to it…
- Terran Descent Humanity The Dairy Queen is one of the Hamburger King's brides. A gift of tribute from The Mapleland Empire to the bloody tyrant of the Hamburger Kingdom. Her heart was cold but sweet and the Hamburger King put her in charge of the blizzards and winter storms of the Hamburger Kingdom. The Dairy Queen is adored by Terrans everywhere, celebrated in song and dance, even through the worst winter storms. She is often depicted by carving ice into her likeness. She is shown smiling, dressed in finery made of frost and snow, and is known for her singing voice. She is often seen moving through storms and blizzards, her voice uplifted in song despite the chill. The cold never bothered her anyway.
- The Myths & Legends of Terra We do not know who they were, only that they were here. They left behind great works, impossible machinery that once labored for unknowable purpose. We know these Forerunners only as The Builders.
- Kretark Press, 3285 Current Era You don't get to judge the Devil and the War in Hell from the comfort of Heaven.
- Doctor Jachike Pascel, Sailor Moon Sisterhood Project Decommissioning Commander AKA The Grave Watcher, 38 PG
The stellar system was repeated all over the universe. An energetic young star, a few gas giants, a debris ring, and barren rocky planets in various orbits. The number of planets and gas giants didn't matter, they were all virtually the same.
This one was in the middle of the Cygnus-Orion Galactic Arm Spur.
In the middle of what was known to the species capable of space travel as "The Long Dark." A band across the entire section of the spur that was barren of all life, with many of the stellar systems reduced to nothing but scattered gravel where planets once were, smears of gases from where gas giants had once been, and a single stellar mass.
This stellar system had not been reduced to gravel and wisps of gasses, but rather still had the few rocky planets and the trio of gas giants. The star was young, highly energetic, burning away merrily in a stellar signal that it existed. It was not alone, it had a brother, that it danced around in a slow twisting pattern, and they both burned with merry fire.
It had been like that for millions of years.
At one time there had been life. Not much, just a few simple algae and fungus, a few multicelled organisms. Not much, but the beginning of life.
But unliving things destroyed that life, leaving behind long life radiation, siphoning away water and atmosphere both.
The binary stars felt a slight bit of sadness at that, in the strange way inanimate balls of burning gasses could feel sadness.
Something new had arrived.
It was strange, and different.
The stars were dimly curious, watching the newcomers.
There were ten figures within a two light seconds of the binary stars, positioned in such a way that the polar stellar winds of both stars merged and washed over them. Several of them were terribly scarred, their faces and bodies mutely proclaiming that they had been severely injured, almost maimed, in the past. Despite their disfigurement and scarring they, like the unmarred, were inhuman in their perfection.
They were dressed strangely. Short skirts, leggings, short sleeve tops with bows on the front. They all held wands and blades, they all had long flowing hair. Behind them extended gauzy fields of whitish that reached out thousands of kilometers but did not block or cover any of the others. They looked vaguely wing-like, pearlescent energy that gathered in the stellar winds.
Resting in space, they were in the fetal position, their eyes closed, their hands tight around their weapons and wands.
They stayed that way for long days, asleep in a deep dreamless sleep.
They had sent out the call, and now waited on the one they had summoned.
A puff of purple particles, almost smoke-like, appeared above polar-north between the two binary stars. When it cleared a single figure stood in space as if it was standing on a flat surface. Ebony of skin, with long flowing white hair. Her face was haughty and cruel. She was dressed in scant wires of esoteric spooky particle metals that emulated the look of spiderwebs that only covered enough of her to hide her genitals and the nipples on the prominent mammaries.
She surveyed the worlds and gas giants slowly, her eyes full of a cold silver light.
She looked beyond the now into what had been.
Her lip curled in disgust at one point and she reached out her hand. Chronotrons and other esoteric particles flowed into her hand, slowly taking the shape of a bright red apple.
It crunched, despite there being no sound in space, when she took a large bite from it. She chewed the bite, looking over the planets.
When she was done with the apple, she streaked into motion, moving an appreciable fraction of the speed of light, until she was in front of the sleeping girls.
One, her bangs forming a heart on the pale skin of her forehead, woke slowly, stretching and yawning as she did so.
The onyx woman merely waited.
She was old, but the child was even older.
She was feared, but the child was legend made flesh.
She was fearsome in her power, but the child was terrible in her joy.
They were sisters. Two sides of the same dark and bloody coin.
The child smiled at the onyx woman, who merely nodded dispassionately. The child waved at the system with one hand, the wand she tightly grasped leaving behind a trail of glitter.
In the glitter could be seen living planets. Some with hellish atmospheres where burning carbon ash rained from the sky, others with life giving oceans, and still others with iron oxide sands that teamed with microbial life.
The onyx woman looked back over the system slowly, then turned and looked at the two stellar masses with more than just her eyes. After a moment she turned to the young girl and nodded.
At an unseen signal the other young girls slowly woke. They gave the impression of happiness and joy even as they held tight to terrible weapons.
The onyx woman kept looking at the planets. At what would need to be done. Which zone each planet occupied.
To merely cover them with life would not do. That was for a Genysys Device or a G.E.C.K, which were simple toys compared to her obsidian majesty.
She held out her arms at a 45 degree angle to her body, threw her head back, and vocalized a single note that resonated in the coronas of the two stars.
Behind her appeared a dozen females of her species, none as beautiful or well endowed as she was, clad in more clothing, all reclining on furniture made of pale white energy. She snapped her fingers and two dozen males appeared, all dressed in black leather, pants and vests, with heavy boots, all carrying swords made of a dark purple metal that glittered in the light of the stars.
Another snap and an orchestra appeared, all of black onyx and obsidian that breathed in the stellar vacuum of space.
The band began to play, and the males began to dance with wild abandon.
She joined them, her voice upraised, as the girls all watched and added their power to hers.
Reaching out, she lifted mass from the stars, a process known as star lifting, optimizing and extending the binary stars's energy output and lifespan.
To the two stars it tickled and their giggles rippled the stellar winds.
As she danced, runes and glimmers of light streamed from her fingers, speeding out to wrap around the planets.
The planets were swallowed by golden energy.
Still she danced and sang in the darkness.
On the planets, new bedrock was laid, planetary cores were repaired and spun up to restore the magnetic field. Atmosphere was laid, then oceans. Fossil records and geological records of asteroid impacts were applied. The rude organisms that had been wiped out were extrapolated and laid into the bedrock as fossils.
Sixty-five million years of history was laid into the bedrock.
The tiny multi-celled organisms were extrapolated into more complex forms. The skeletons and evidence of those life forms were embedded into the fossil record. Weather formed and erosion was built into the mountains that suddenly thrust there way from the planetary crust.
Higher organisms were laid in. A fossil record, a record of tool use, migration patterns, all were laid down.
The energy cleared, to reveal a single planet bearing life. The other two had failed, existing inside the amber zone.
But they left behind fossil records and scant fungus and microbial life.
The creatures on the single life bearing planet began to move around, began to live lives programmed into their very genetic code. Crude housing and primitive culture was laid down.
And then it was done.
The male dancers slowed their wild dance, bowed once to the watching girls, and vanished.
The band rippled and vanished.
The reclining beings of onyx and silver vanished.
Only the onyx woman remained, her skin glittering with sweat.
She bowed to the girls.
The girls looked over the stellar system and nodded to one another.
It had been restored.
They held still a moment, contemplating, before moving.
They sped forward and vanished in bright silver streaks.
The binary stars agreed that they had witnessed something interesting.
Then they returned to their dance with one another.
On the planet, a species that had been extinguished before it even had a chance to exist began to go about its business as if there had never been an interruption marked by the scream of "ALL BELONGS TO THE HIVE!"
Space was empty with the exception of a small bit of dark matter the size of a coin.
It wasn't dark matter as many races knew it, it was transparent to most scanning systems. A tiny bit of proto-matter that the universe used to heal up tears and scrapes that were just part of the growing pains of a youthful universe.
There was a sudden flash and ten young Terran girls appeared. The leader lifted her voice in song within the vacuum of space.
A single note answered.
They waited, patiently.
The tiny bit of dark matter began to spread out as more and more dark matter began to gush from the tiny bit. Soon, there was a patch of dark matter nearly two kilometers wide, even if it was only a few molecules thick.
A massive black warship slid from inside the dark matter. The thick warsteel armor was covered with beads of the dark matter, like a cold can on a hot humid day. The weapons were cold and dark, offline and silent. The engines burned with a purple light
Code streamed from the massive black warship, bathing the ten figures.
Their eyes closed and their bodies relaxed. They slowly curled into the fetal position.
From the warship came small craft. Ten of them. One by one, each of the figures were gathered up by the small craft, pulled inside. The craft then remained motionless until the last was gathered up and a period of stillness followed.
Code packets were exchanged between the gathering ships and the massive warship.
The little ships swept back to the warship.
The dark matter shivered and rippled and a vast door rose up out of the dark matter, the proto-matter streaming off the face of the doors like water. The sheer size and mass of the doors hinted at something large, something ominous, something terrible deeper in the dark matter.
The doors opened and the warship vanished inside.
The Obelisk AKA Black Box 536169-6c6f72-204d6f6f6e.
Inside were machines of ancient and strange purpose, built to continue working for millions of years. Bulky robots carried out maintenance tasks to ensure the life of The Obelisk.
Through the dark halls moved The Grave Watcher. Heavy of muscle and bone, ancient and crude cybernetics attached to flesh that neither aged nor mortified.
He served the Digital Omnimessian and all of humanity through his works.
At long last he came to a simple chamber.
A cryo-tube sat in the middle of the far wall, covered in frost. Beside it, extended from the wall, were drawers where strange implements sat in custom fitted cushioned slots.
The Grave Walker moved up and rubbed the frost from the capsule.
Inside was a teenage Terran Descent Humanity immature female who was beautiful even in sleep. Her large blue eyes were closed, the long lashes touching her cheeks. Her blonde hair was pulled into a tight braid and wound under a cryosleep cap, but the gap in the middle of the cap showed how her bangs looked like a heart. Her flawless arms and legs were longer than normal, somehow making her aesthetically pleasing instead of freakish. She had a button nose and a cupid's bow mouth, a flawless complexion, and even in sleep she looked as if she was full of joy.
She was inhuman in her perfection.
The Grave Watcher ran through the context menus then, satisfied with the readouts, turned away.
The extended drawer was covered with a clear armaglass panel that showed what was beyond, held in a black warsteel frame. Jewelry, clothing, shoes. He checked the inventory list that scrolled by with cold amber light to the contents, examining phasic and energy levels.
Satisfied, he turned away, moving to the doorway. He reached out and pressed a heavy button.
The cryo-pod hissed and pulled up into the wall. The drawers pulled into the wall. The floor of the room vanished as mist rose to knee height.
He turned away, moving through the door, locking it once it closed after him. A blast door lowered and he ensured that one was locked with a molecular bonding system.
The Grave Watcher made his way to the central control room.
Inside stood a Terran woman of indeterminate age. She wore a black suit, her black hair was in a short cut, and her face was cold and hard, her gun-metal gray eyes unreadable.
The Grave Watcher moved to the pedestal in the middle of the room.
He placed his hand on the top of the pedestal. Data streamed by beneath his hand. Finally, only two words remained.
He stepped back and motioned to the Terran female.
She stepped up and looked down. DEACTIVATE PROJECT?
She pressed a single icon.
The Grave Watcher escorted her from The Obelisk. Boarding his own grim ship as she boarded hers.
He watched as her ship slipped through the narrowing gap of the slowly receding proto-matter pool in realspace.
Once she was gone, he sat down on a command chair that was more a throne than a chair.
The atmosphere pumped out of the bridge, leaving him sitting in cold vacuum.
He stared at the small pinpoint of dark matter with frost covered eyes.
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2023.03.30 04:03 Careless_Work_2236 Rant: my family and I have done everything right, now we are stuck
My husband and I are millennials. We both went to college, and got good grades like we're "supposed to". We both got jobs and worked hard like we're "supposed to". We studied high-demand fields (engineering and finance) like we're "supposed to". Now we're in our mid 30's, and we're just stuck. We have young kids, and we have to spend 8 hours a day working, and only mornings, evenings, weekends, and 30 paid vacation days/holidays per year with our kids. We live in a medium cost area. Daycare costs us $30k. Thanks to recent raises, our household income is $340,000. A lot goes to taxes, but we live within our means and save about half our income. We want to beat the capitalists at their own game by saving enough money that we don't have to work any more, but we're years away. We have $900,000 in 401k & IRA's, and $250,000 in other investments. We have a house, but we don't own it. It's a $800,000 house, and we still owe the bank half that amount. Thankfully the interest rate is only 2.25%. We're contributing $6,000 per month to our 401k's (including employer match), but we're just not reaching our goals fast enough. How do we survive and keep going, so that we can set our children up for success? The system is rigged.
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2023.03.30 04:01 Lmaoliveson My [27M] long distance partner [23 MTF] has just suddenly dropped out of nowhere that she wants to split, but the way she put it seems quite cruel from one perspective
So for the last 6 months, I met someone online playing a game together in a random lobby. And immediately after our game finished, we actually both tried to add each other at the same time which made us laugh. But honestly, we got so hooked onto each other because of the stories that we had to tell to one another. After like a week, we were formally dating. As I've said in the title, it was a long distance relationship (I was from the UK, and she was from Slovakia). Since we started dating, we had been just enjoying that company with one another, but mostly with me supporting her transition as she wants to be transgender. Her family however have been an issue since they do not support anything LGBTQ+ related and think it's wrong. So as a result, she has been unable to express herself in the way she would like to at home and felt alone.
As the weeks went on, we actually decided that we should definitely meet up after a couple months, to which we did and we rented a AirBNB in Bratislava, Slovakia for 5 days. Was absolutely lovely and just to see her at the airport was fantastic. It was genuinely far greater than even graduating from university. Our relationship was certainly a team effort and was more romantic than anything else. We even had lovely names for one another that we would say to each other daily.
However, the story sadly takes a bit of a different turn. Because of how difficult it has been for herself to continue with her transition, she has felt peer pressured by others who either do not agree with her choices, or who she feels that will abandon her if she came out as transgender. For me personally, I was fully supportive with this and always have been (My family raised me to respect each other very well, especially when I was given racial abuse back in school myself). She even started to stop studying hard when she found out she wasn't even eligible for a scholarship on her university course. And all of the hard work that we had done together to help her seemed to start going backwards, to a point where she would start going into a shell-like state.
Part of my knowledge of her comes also from her friends who have known her for years before and after she came out as transgender. But have known her to be impulsive and also sometimes destructive. This I understood based on my own experience with her, but I was always determine to be there for her, because people were there for me when I needed help. The support and care that I provided to her was definitely strong, and to also help representing herself in the areas that she wanted to work on too.
Earlier on today, after previous days of just having fun playing some co-op games which we both loved doing and tons of board games online too, she had a nap. Then she woke up and seemed perfectly fine. Then she dropped a message which I will quote down below for context (Censoring names of course)
"XXXXX, Im feeling a major depressive wave coming my way, so I might as well take off the entire band aid at once and save both of us the trouble later. Basically, I cant do this anymore. I cant stand seeing you happy and excited while I feel afraid and anxious. I cant stand the hollowness I feel. I dont want to lie anymore. I dont even think I want to follow up with being trans anymore.. I do not feel happy, I do not feel fulfilled and I do not feel love. Im sorry for the time, energy and money youve spent on me.. Ill treasure our moments together, but Im just so tired of everything.."
When I saw this, I immediately stopped what I was doing because this was serious and it really just hit me out of nowhere too. I did not expect this at all, because why should I? I was confused especially at the part where she "couldn't stand to see me happy, but seeing herself sad" and in fact, this is also where I was greatly hurt by. I wasn't trying to boast or anything of the sort about my own life to her at any time, because that's not helpful. She would ask me questions during the relationship about my own life, to which I would answer. And I feel that based on her responses in the past as well, that she has not had the opportunity that I had to grow up with a family that respects her. She does feel trapped where she is and doesn't know when she will be able to leave. And then to say that she had been wanting to find someone like me who did all that I did for her, and then to say this really shocked me completely. She has gone backwards and has basically pushed me away from it all now without a proper understand of why in a way.
But on the other side of things, I was greatly hurt by the way she behaved towards me directly after she sent that. We were originally due to meet again, with her coming to see me at my own home a week on Saturday which is now probably not gonna happen, yet she says that she's lonely in person to me. And when it came to me asking her what to do with a hoodie that I actually had been checking on the Dead by Daylight store daily on her behalf to see when it came in stock (It eventually did after over a month, and took 4 weeks to arrive), she told me to either "sell it" or "burn it" and that she doesn't care.
She told me this all on text as well, even though we always spoke on voice and video calls all the time. Her friends knew what happened too, but they strongly feel that she is just going through a stressful time as she has done many times, and that she will be very apologetic to me later and not actually want to break up. But after hearing this today and the way she was, that's quite a hard thing to accept. Of course I do want to be there for her as I always promised, but I can't have that happen since I have been working hard only for it to feel like it was for nothing and she went backwards.
I'm genuinely struggling even just to speak about this. But I'm not sure what else I can do. I gave her all the freedom she ever wanted in her life and allowed her to pursue anything because it is her life in the end and for herself to decide on what she wants to do. Again, I strongly feel it's also because she hasn't been able to express her transition in the way she wanted or start taking treatment for the transition because it would become obvious in her family. I even offered her to stay with me during her holidays at university, so she could have that space away. But I don't know anymore what to do.
I greatly appreciate any comments to this and I thank you for taking the time to read through this. If you have any questions as well, I'm more than happy to answer them.
TL;DR - Partner wants to split from me, but the way she brought it up and the way she spoke seemed quite cruel. Possibility of her apologising but I'm not sure what to do if she does.
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2023.03.30 04:00 MuskyOpossum FVP class 0-A
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2023.03.30 04:00 StepwiseUndrape574 Huge GTA 6 Leak Claims Rockstar’s New RAGE9 Graphics Engine Is Incredible
Besides offering up chaotic open-world action, one thing that Rockstar's games have done ever since Grand Theft Auto III is push the envelope in terms of technology. This is somewhat debatable up to Grand Theft Auto IV, which stunned audiences with its mix of macro-scale simulation and micro-scale detail. GTA V and the newer Red Dead Redemption 2 have continued this tradition, and both are still capable of putting the hurt on modern PCs. That's largely thanks to their forward-looking design that integrates features that contemporary systems weren't really ready for when the released.
gtaonlinerain GTA V can still look startlingly realistic at times.
The thing is, even though it just got a re-release on the current-generation consoles, GTA V originally released in 2013. The game's still fun, of course, especially the online mode that has seen continual updates over the years. The technology behind the title is getting a little dated, though, and fans of the series are understandably chomping at the bit for a new release. Rockstar has confirmed that GTA VI (or at least, the next GTA game) is in the works, but as usual, the company hasn't released any information about the title, nor mentioned a release window.
The leaks and rumors that we've heard so far place a hypothetical "GTA VI" at the end of next year, or even in 2025. That's a lot of development time, even if the company only moved into active development in the middle of last year, as is supposedly the case. In a time when almost every other development house (from Square-Enix to CD Projekt Red) is moving to the Unreal Engine, it seems like Rockstar will thankfully stick with its own in-house tech, known as RAGE.
That bit of information comes from a tweet by Chris Klippel, who is among other things the creator of Rockstar Mag, a French-language gaming news site that focuses on topics surrounding Rockstar Games and its releases. You can see the tweet above. Chris says that he has been in touch with people who have seen the latest version of RAGE in action, and that its graphics engine is "assez incroyable." Chris describes the latest version as RAGE9, which is interesting; Rockstar doesn't talk about RAGE as a separate product from its games, likely because it doesn't license the tech.
gtaonlinearcade The arcade area added to GTA Online would look amazing with ray-traced lighting.
It's not hard to imagine what sort of features the game engine might include to warrant that description. Heavy usage of ray-traced graphics will go a long way toward impressive presentation, but based on what we've heard in the past about GTA VI, it seems likely that the latest RAGE might be more impressive in its ability to scale content from infinitesimal details all the way up to gigantic cityscapes. We've seen demonstrations of similar technology in Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5, and given the nature of "GTA", such capability would be perfectly suited to the games.
Another impressive characteristic in GTA VI might just be the NPC AI. Historically, Grand Theft Auto's NPCs have been extremely simple stand-ins mostly intended to give the scene a realistic look without having much in the way of personality or believable behavior. That could all change in the next GTA game, based on a patent filed in October 2020.
From what we've heard, the next Grand Theft Auto title will be set in Vice City once again, so look forward to exploring the city's tropical environs. No word on the chronological setting, though; it could be set as far back as the Cuban Missile Crisis, or it could be set in the modern day. We also don't know necessarily what platforms the title will appear for, but based on Rockstar's history, we'd expect it to be available for the PS5 and Xbox before it appears on PC later.
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2023.03.30 04:00 silamaze Could these events have caused ptsd or cptsd?
Please remove if not allowed! I’m just having a lot of trouble identifying what does and doesn’t fall under the banner. I understand it can be very subjective but just hoping to get some pointers if possible.
I have dealt with the following:
- growing up undiagnosed ADHD and autistic. Quite socially isolated until I was maybe 13. Had a hard time keeping friendships and was definitely lightly bullied for my mannerisms
- parents divorced, I later found out there was emotional abuse involved. I witnessed only a couple of instances of this but there was definitely an overall unhealthy vibe between them. The divorce led me to have to live between to homes until graduation which I found really stressful because I was always losing things and could never really settle in (has a lot to do with my neurodivergency obviously)
- my relationship with my father and his wife is fucked up. They forced me have all meals with them (I was 20) and if I tried to fix myself food they’d retaliate. It started with them passive aggressively asking if I was making enough for everyone and escalated to them literally cornering me telling me to go live with my mother if I insisted on cooking myself food at hers and heating it up at their place. I had to move out very suddenly after that and they gave me almost no support. Also during this time I was constantly overstimulated by the noise produced by my stepbrother who was a small kid and extremely noisy and rude.
- my father was dismissive and would yell a lot and make us stand in facing the corner when we were bad as kids. He’d smack us and actually slapped my leg hard enough to leave a big welt when I was 14 (people saw). He also witnessed his friend kiss me on the lips when I was 12 and laughed along with everyone.
- I was bullied by colleagues in my last two jobs. The first one just iced me out for no apparent reason which sucked but I could handle, but the second was my boss and it was a bad situation. She revealed medical information about me to colleagues, talked shit about me constantly, and made me fear for my job even though I was a good performer. I was moved to tears almost every day towards the end and had to quit so I didn’t off myself. I was then unemployed and lost all my savings.
- I have a long history with mental illness including a traumatic psych ward visit
All of these things occupy my thoughts for at least 30% of my day, more if I’m having a bad one. I have almost nightly nightmares about some combo of these traumas but those could definitely have to do with my antidepressant side affects.
Any thoughts? Thankyou guys :)
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2023.03.30 03:59 rickitycrickett How much should I be getting paid working for a general contractor?
I'm currently working for my girlfriends step-dad who's a general contractor. We have a large variety of jobs (electrical, plumbing, deck builds/rebuilds, replacing doors, painting, tile, drywall, drop ceilings, trim, etc.). I've been working for him for just over a year now and I've gotten pretty decent at most things, but I still need to ask for help a couple times throughout the day depending on the job. I can do the easier jobs like replacing outlets/lights, painting, spackling, etc. by myself while he's at another job, but for the more complicated jobs like installing doors I usually need his help. However, I'd say maybe 1/3 of the jobs that we do I don't see him being able to do by himself like installing sliding glass doors. That being said, as of now I get paid 15/hr under the table, and he's in the process of getting me on the books. I've been wanting to ask for a raise because I do enjoy the work/learning the skills, but I need to either start making more money or sign up for electrician school. I'm just not sure what a reasonable amount would be to ask for. I don't want to low-ball myself but at the same time it's hard to ask for 19 (24 if I'm on the books) when he's practically my father-in-law (gf and I have been together for 4 years). Anyways, what do you guys think would be a fair compensation to ask for?
tldr; working with my girlfriends step dad (general contractor) for a year doing lots of different jobs at 15/hr. I want a raise, how much should I ask for?
Edit: in case this helps, I'm not exactly sure what my boss (gf's step dad) charges per hour, I just know it's over $100. My girlfriend was talking with her mom and she said her step dad is almost making as much as her, and she makes $300k/yr.
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2023.03.30 03:59 LycorisRei (Question) About to have an outdoor photoshoot in a couple hours, but I only have a 30×140cm softbox. How do I set up the flash?
I'm mainly thinking of just setting up a flat light, but any suggestions is appreciated! Honestly the flash isn't a requirement, I also have a reflector on hand.
Also, what do you guys do when the sun's out and the light is super harsh? Would holding up an umbrella to block the sun, and using a reflector to soften the light work?
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2023.03.30 03:57 Sheepinblack1 F4M 42
Looking for online chat only right now . My time zone is GMT . A bit about me I love listening to the rain . I love eating good food . I really enjoy staying up late talking or watching movies . Love all animals . I enjoy the Pokémon app where you walk around your local neighbourhood looking for them . Great exercise and fun plus it leads you to new places . I don’t drive never have and not interested In learning. Halloween is my favourite holiday and red is my favourite colour .
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2023.03.30 03:56 theorivas Quote from Camus, Sisyphus
What does quote from The Myth of Sisyphus this mean?
It is starting out from the basic disagreement that separates man from his experience in order to find a common ground according to one’s nostalgia, a universe hedged with reasons or lighted up with analogies but which, in any case, gives an opportunity to rescind the unbearable divorce.
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2023.03.30 03:56 kingtaeyeon Pwede ba iba magtubos ng lisensya sa manila?
First ticket, passing thru red light kasi inabutan ako ng orange sa gitna ng daan and wala din timer. Tas bigla nalang lumusot ung manila enforcer.
Pwede bang ibang tao magtubos ng license in behalf of me? Will be super busy in the coming week due to upcoming holidays
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2023.03.30 03:55 TankerHipster Killzone revival idea, look at Resident Evil and Hell Let Loose
For single-player, now would be a perfect time to do a ground up remake/reimagining of the original Killzone in a similar vain to the recent resident evil remakes. The original killzone 1 story is fine and a great introduction to killzone's story, but the visuals and gameplay haven't aged super well (even though I still enjoy it). So a ground up quality remake can do a lot of good in regards to the campaign.
For MP, I've been playing a lot of Hell Let Loose, and a lot of the ideas in that game feel like an evolution of killzone 2 & 3's class-based MP. Hell Let Loose is part of a slowly gaining in popularity MP genre called the hierarchy shooter where class-based combat with a focus on teamwork but with a hierarchy structure to teams with various squad leaders and a team commander. I feel like a more compact and streamlined version of that formula (while maintaining the heavy gunplay of games like killzone and HLL) could be a great way to bring killzone back to the lime light. Again, I see the hierarchy shooter doing with games like Hell Let Loose, Squad, and even Insurgency, but the closest we have to a triple A version of that is the failing battlefield franchise. This leaves a perfect position for killzone to swoop in and take that side of the market with a unique sci-fi close quarters take in the formula, especially with every other AAA focusing on battle Royale or extraction shooters.
Also release it on both PS5 and PC. You need to capitalize on the PC market for games to be successful nowadays and add crossplay so the game can have more players play together.
Idk, but that's my thoughts. What do you think?
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2023.03.30 03:54 TheBaronOfBenefit ULTRAKILL Enemy Scaling
ULTRAKILL has alot of enemies. This is a collection of all of the enemies patterns and feats that can be applied for scaling purposes. All of these enemies are one's that V1 has defeated and are superior to in combat.
Filth (Terminal Data)
Do nothing more than charge and lunge at V1
Stray (Terminal Data)
Schism (Terminal Data)
Soldier (Terminal Data)
Stalker (Terminal Data)
Sisyphean Insurrectionist (Terminal Data)
- Climbs up a pyramid
- Lands and and destroys a small speaker, concaving the ground around it
- Swings its malicious face overhead, around, or straight towards V1
- Jumps high into the air, and will either land, creating a shockwave, or throw its malicious face, and reel itself to stop it hits, creating a shockwave
- A special duo of the enemies, Angry and Rude, can only truly be killed if both of their healths reach 0 at the same time, otherwise they will revive after a short period of time
Ferryman (Terminal Data)
Corpse of King Minos (Terminal Data)
Malicious Face (Terminal Data)
Cerberus (Terminal Data)
Hideous Mass (Terminal Data)
Leviathan (Terminal Data)
Swordmachine (Terminal Data)
Drone (Terminal Data)
Streetcleaner (Terminal Data)
Mindflayer (Terminal Data)
Sentry (Terminal Data)
V2 [Full RT here](Coming soon!)
(Terminal Data 1)
(Terminal Data 2)
Virtue (Terminal Data)
Gabriel Full RT here
(Terminal Data 1)
(Terminal Data 2)
Mysterious Druid Knight & Owl
Flesh Prison (Terminal Data)
Flesh Panopticon (Terminal Data)
Minos Prime Full RT here
Sisyphus Prime [Full RT here](Coming soon!)
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2023.03.30 03:53 Dry-Swordfish-4850 I need a caring dr to help me figure this out please .
I am 45 female 115 lbs and I am on pantoprazole 80 mg and I take allegra and nasal spray . I was put on omerprazole 20 mg for mold burning stomach and 2 weeks into taking it I got a stuck feeling in my chest and then my heart started racing a few days later .ekg was fine and blood work so the gi dr up mg to 80 mg a day said it was reflux but I only took 60 mg of it and about 2 months later I had bloodwork showing elevated hemoglobin hematocrit red blood cells dr shrubs it off because I am a light smoker and I developed postnasal drip shortness of breath and been having postnasal drip since December 2022 and cough up thick clear mucus since I been on ppi I've felt bad but no dr listens .I tried to wean off of 60 mg omerprazole because I developed postnasal drip and as I was weaning I got a burning red raw throat and my dr put me on 80 mg pantoprazole 3 weeks now and I tried to just take 40 mg and I have food come up something ive never really experienced before ppi .I can't understand my bloodwork like this now when it was fine before ppi and why since on ppi I get postnasal drip burning throat and food come up on high doses and never had this before except a mild stomach burn that did not last that long .I feel I'm defeated and stuck on ppi and afraid I may cause more problems to my health on them .any dr have any suggestions or know why all of this could have got this bad on ppi .my throat got so raw I felt awful to breath in air idk if it was rebound trying to stop ppi or what .no dr has answers to this postnasal drip burning mouth throat ent has not scoped my nose just tells me to take claritin and flonase which don't help it to much .
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2023.03.30 03:53 elauradannon [Measurement Check] [Recommendations] Calculator says I should be wearing a 32 H/I (US) but 32 bands have always felt too tight
Below are the measurements I put into the calculator. I measured in centimeters for accuracy when using the calculator but I've included the conversion to inches here for reference. The calculator gave me the size 32H/I (US) but suggested that the sister size 34G (US) may fit more comfortably.
Loose: 82 cm (32.28 in)
Snug: 81 cm (31.89 in)
Tight: 79 cm (31.10 in)
Standing: 98.5 cm (38.78 in)
Leaning: 110 cm (43.30 in)
Laying Down: 106 cm (41.73 in)
Using the provided shape guides I believe my breasts are projected, bottom full, and have even horizontal fullness with a narrow root. My breasts are side set with soft breast tissue that is not self supporting (possibly pendulous?).
The last 32 band I tried was a few years ago when a Victoria's Secret fitter put me in a 32DDD and it was way too tight in the band and the cups were too shallow. I then tried a Cacique Cotton Lightly Lined T-Shirt Bra in 32G. The cups felt better volume wise but they rode up too high into my armpits and caused irritation. The band itself would feel too tight after a few hours and leave deep marks.
Most recently I've tried Wacoal Soft Sense Underwire bra in a 34G and a 36DDD. The 34G has fit the most comfortably of all the bras I've tried but the side underwire causes discomfort/pain after a few hours. I'm certain this discomfort is not caused by the wire sitting on breast tissue. The band on the 36DDD is too loose and I'm constantly adjusting the cups as the wire doesn't feel wide enough at the side of my breasts. Neither of these bras sit and stay in my inframammary fold, they move up and down throughout the day. The gore does not tack on either bra when the bra is positioned correctly in the IMF.
I've been considering trying the Panache Envy for the side support but wanted to check my measurements before trying/buying any other bras. Most days I wear a True and Co True Body Lift Scoop Neck bra as they are comfortable and nonrestrictive, but they offer no support. Ideally I'd like to find a wireless bra that would work for my size and shape as I find my torso is very sensitive to the pressure from underwire which, I suspect, is partially why I've had issues finding a comfortable band.
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2023.03.30 03:52 Dead-Bowl-4572 The Cold Hunt Of 1954
It was way back in the day when it all went down.
Going to my friend’s secluded cottage up north seemed like a good idea until the car wrapped around a tree in the middle of a raging fucking blizzard, twenty miles away from any civilization. I kept trying to convince my friends to stop at a hotel, but the driver and the owner of the car, my old college roommate Pat, kept brushing my concerns off as if the approaching snowstorm wasn’t even coming.
I bet he wished he had listened after the car crashed.
“Shit,” Homie said, pulling me out. “Anything broken?”
“No,” I answered.
The only other friend who was crazy enough to come with us, nicknamed Homie, a big ol' country boy, stood in front of the hood, inspecting the damage as best he could. Based on how smoke and sparks was coming out of the engine, we wouldn’t be able to turn it back on without assistance.
“Are the phones okay? We might be able to call for help.”
Pat showed us his phone, which had broken during the crash, and said, “Like hell, we can. We can’t stay in the car, and if we don’t want to freeze to death, we need to go somewhere to stay.”
He was right. The bumper in the front of the car was compressed from the impact, and after we had all gotten out, a very heavy tree branch had fallen on the roof of the car, crushing the metal into crumpled tinfoil. No way we were going to fit in that car. We were on a dirt road with woods surrounding us on both sides, and the closest town was two miles away.
The snow was heavily blowing down, and as unusual as it sounded, there was a heavy fog obscuring our vision.
“Well let’s at least get moving,” I said. “A crackhead or someone might live along the road.”
They didn’t argue. We put on our jackets, packed all the food and water we could carry, and we prepared to set off down the road, into a snowy abyss.
When Pat pulled out two guns from the trunk, I got confused.
“Why are you bringing the guns?”
I shouldn’t have even asked. When Pat went anywhere near the countryside, he carried at least two high-powered guns, because of an incident that happened a year ago. Pat closed the trunk and walked away, his shotgun in his arms with his revolver strapped to his side.
“There’s… creatures in these woods. I’ve seen them before. You can never be too safe.”
I knew better to question Pat. He was always a cautious, but extremely care-free and reckless dude who always paid attention to all the details around him.
“Alright. Looks like the fucking storm is blowing in hard.” I said.
And with that last comment, we began to walk down the road, searching for anything, anything that would indicate that a single person was out here. As luck would have it, the immense snowstorm was keeping everyone inside, if there were even people living all the way out here. To say that the cold was terrible was a vast understatement. We were only wearing light jackets and two layers of pants, and even that wasn’t enough to keep us warm, given that there was a very plausible chance of catching hypothermia.
“Shit, man. How far did we walk?” Homie asked, once our car was well out of sight.
“We’re not even close,” I said. “Just shut up and wait till we get there.”
“Guys.” It was Pat. His face looked pale as if he was retelling the horrible incident he had gone through a year ago.
So about a year ago, Pat had gone on a camping trip, alone in the woods behind his cottage. It was at the peak of the night when he heard something moving around outside his tent. Something big. When he looked outside, he saw something just beyond the treeline, and he could just make out that something’s silhouette. According to Pat, who almost never told lies or made-up stories, a thing was watching him. He remembered it very vividly. '
It was humanoid, but it wasn’t human. It was eight feet tall, extremely skinny, hairless, and it had antlers with an open head with several glowing orbs in the center. And after all this time, after everything, after all the nightmares, we were seeing the exact thing Pat had seen that night. Expect it was dead.
But it wasn’t just dead, it was mutilated.
The dead creature lay on its back on the side of the road, unmoving. The creature’s entire body was skinny and pale, and its head… was identical to a deer skull, complete with an impressive array of antlers, that were snapped and completely shattered.
One of the creature’s legs was ripped off, and it looked like something enormous had taken a bite out of its shoulder and stomach. The creature was eaten. Killed, by a horror we couldn’t even begin to fathom. And worst of all, the creature looked to be killed recently, with a blood trail heading into the woods. And based on how heavy the snow was falling, the creature would have had to be killed at least ten minutes ago, for the blood trail to not be covered by snow already.
“Holy shit, man,” Homie exclaimed. “Isn’t that the thing Pat saw last year?”
Pat sighed and gritted his teeth. “Yeah. It fucking is.”
I stared at the dead creature, and despite not wanting to know the truth of what really happened, I already knew. Something bigger had killed this thing.
“But something killed it. This thing is already huge, so what killed it must be… enormous...”
Pat looked away from the creature.
“It’s dead, we know. But something killed it, and it’s probably nearby. So I'm going to fuck it up.
I looked at the blood trail heading deep into the woods. Then as Pat walked alongside us, loading shells into his shotgun, we turned, and continued down the dark road.
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