Does anyone know what the solid rubber cylinder that is used to practice scuba diving is called
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Why not replace the compressed O2 in a diving cylinder with Liquid oxygen/liquid air, thus allowing the diver to stay underwater much longer?
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When you had weekend plans to go scuba diving, only to be told that you'd have to wait because the entire supply of oxygen cylinders was being held at a poop coffee farm in Toledo for unknown reasons.
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Sari-clad Seaweed Collectors of Rameshwaram. For around 300 women from Rameshwaram’s Chinnapalam (or Little Bride) village free diving is no sports — it is a battle of survival. Unlike the conventional divers, these women cannot afford a diving suit, a mask or an oxygen cylinder. youtube.com/watch?v=LZNvV…
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Diving bell in the shape of a cylinder lowered into sea water.

A diving bell in the shape of a cylinder with a height of 2.50 m is closed at the upper end and open at the lower end. The bell is lowered from air into sea water of density = 1.025 g/cm^3. The air in the bell is initially at 20.0C. The bell is lowered to a depth (measured at the bottom of the bell) or 82.3 m. At this depth the water temperature is 4.0C, and the bell is in thermal equilibrium with the water.

A) How high does sea water rise in the bell?

B) To what minimum pressure must the air in the bell be raised to expel the ware that entered?

So far, I've calculated the pressure at the bottom of the bell to be Pf = ρgh + Pi, with Pi being the atmospheric pressure, at 101.3 kPa.

Not quite sure where to go from here. I assume I need to use pV=nRT somewhere, but not quite sure what to do with it. PiVi/Ti=PfVf/Tf?

Thanks!

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Pumping an airgun up to 300 bar by hand - is it possible (for me?)

I recently bought my first PCP air rifle, an Edgun Leshiy, which has a pretty small cylinder with a max pressure of 300 bar (4300 PSI) Now, I have a 300 bar 7 liter diving cylinder at home, but because that is limited to 300 bar as well, I will never really be able to get a complete fill from it. This is fine for backyard plinking, but if I want to take it out into the woods with the highest possible number of shots, I want the cylinder to be as full as possible.

That's why I thought I'd get a hand pump, I would still fill the majority up with my diving cylinder, up to 220-280 bar (depending on how full it is) and then fill the last bit up by hand. Now, I'm a fairly skinny dude in his early twenties (133 lbs 5'9", or 60 kgs 175 cm), I weigh about 60 kgs (132 lbs) and I'm not that strong. Before I spend hundreds of euros on a pump, I'd like to know how to know whether it's even possible for me to pump it up to 300 bar, as I've read that it gets harder the higher the pressure gets.

I also have a few other questions:

Seeing as how I can only get about 20 consistent shots out of my Leshiy when it's full, I want to buy a portable 300 bar carbon fiber bottle to take with me to the range. If I were to get one, would I have to take it to the scuba store to get it filled after every use, or could I pump those up by hand as well? And will scuba stores even fill tiny 500 cc bottles?

Also, do the desiccant packs on hand pumps actually matter/work? I've read conflicting reports online, stating that because the desiccant is on the low pressure side, it won't do anything to dehumidify the air. The indoor humidity here is usually around 50-70%, so I wouldn't want to pump that air in if it isn't actually dehumidified.

I've also read claims that there's no point in buying anything more expensive than a \$50 Chinese pump, as they're practically the same as brand-name pumps. How much truth is there to this? What pump should I get, if any?

Any input is appreciated!

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Building an RC Subnautica Cyclops Submarine! My build uses a significantly cheaper alternative to a traditional water tight cylinder and dive unit! youtu.be/qKDwGNWA61Y
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I'm designing my own 3d printable open source submarine! I've already completed one ballast unit using a syringe and periastallic pump. I've put the WTC through a few dives and the had no leaks! The whole system including cylinder components is printed with some post processing to seal up!
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Can we appreciate the Stand designs for a second?

The way Araki is able to show a persons personality through stands is absolutely incredible to the point where Stands oftentime show little details which aren't brought up.

In Part 3 for example, Dio's The World has Diving Cylinder which is often used by Divers to be able to breath underwater, which shows Dio's fear of being trapped underwater and how those years underwater probably weren't easy for him. Star Platinum looks like Jonathan, they have the exact same gloves and shoulderpats, which shows how Jotaro inherited a lot from Jonathan.

Another great example is Made in Heaven and how it heavily resembles Dio. First of all MiH is wearing feathers which are pretty much the exact same ones Dio wore in Part 1. It has a little gear on it which resembles The World's gears, and it also has Depth Meter's on it, which are used in diving to measure how deep someone is, which shows Dio's fear of being trapped underwater again.

I just wanted to point out these incredible details which prove how great of an artist Araki is :)

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Greeting all,

I’m after some advice on cylinders please. I have just come into possession of 2 dive cylinders from a friend who knew I’d just started diving. He got them from his friend who has just had a stroke and can no longer dive, and whose wife ask my friend to get rid of all his kit for him. In order to help (and get the lead, and torches etc…) I took the lot off him. Most of the stuff I skipped as it wasn’t my size or I already had, but I kept the lead and the torches and the dive knife etc.. But the cylinders looked like they would be worth keeping. They are a 15l 232 cylinder and a 12l dumpy 232 cylinder. They both a DIN post valves with yoke inserts.

Having never owned dive cylinders, I’m unsure as to the correct servicing regime, and what I should do with these. Should I put them in for a hydrostatic test and clean? Is there something on them I should look for to tell me when they were last done etc? Or should I just ditch them and buy new?

So far, I’ve always hired cylinders.

Cheers

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The day the ground shook

Hello again.

It's time for another story from operations, where just about anything seems to go wrong at times. (older stories can be found here, here and here).

I've worked in a few places already during my career (and I haven't been at it for that long), but this is a story that will forever stay with me. Simply for the utter devastation that followed in its wake. If you think shutting down a mainframe in the middle of operations was bad, think again. Having a UPS generator run out of fuel during a Power Interruption Test? HAH, what a joke.

No, this one is serious, and we were lucky that no one was killed.

Some years ago, I was working at a bank, doing stuff that operations does, keeping everything running and just having fun (not really) in the office. The sun was shining, beautiful summer day, some fresh air coming in through the windows.

All of a sudden, a massive bang.

Now, the site we were at was located in the middle of an industrial complex. Hearing loud bangs wasn't all too uncommon and we were all quite used to it. What made this one different from all the others, was that the building literally shook. Fun fact: The building itself was made to withstand impacts up to and including an airliner crashing into it (after one particular event where an airliner crashed into a data center and wiped it out). In other words, it was a pretty damn sturdy building, and it shook.

Then, the consoles just went blank.

10 seconds later, the fire alarm went off. We all evacuated safely and watched as the fire department arrived. It soon became clear that there had been an issue with the data center, which was 2 floors below the surface. The decision was quickly made to relocate us to another building on the site so we could start with the DRP, since it became quite obvious that something really really bad had happened. It had, and it took us over 2 weeks to get any semblance of normal operations back in order.

What had happened was so ridiculously stupid, yet had such immense consequences. A belt in one of the data center's air conditioning units had started to slip, and the friction of that had started to generate smoke. Smoke which went through the cooling system, straight into

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Thai cave rescue: water pumps failed just after last boy escaped -- "In the first detailed account of the mission to be published, rescuers say they heard screaming and a scramble for dry ground" [Kingdom of Thailand]

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 62%. (I'm a bot)

> The rescue operation to free the last of the 12 boys and their football coach from a Thailand cave could have been a disaster, with water pumps draining the area failing just hours after the last boy had been evacuated.

> Divers and rescue workers were still more than 1.5km inside the cave clearing up equipment when the main pump failed, leading water levels to rapidly increase, three Australian divers involved in the operation told the Guardian on Wednesday.

> The divers, stationed at &quot;Chamber three&quot;, a base inside the cave, said they heard screaming and saw a rush of head torches from deeper inside the cave as workers scrambled to reach dry ground.

> Everyone, including the last three Thai navy Seals and medic who had spent much of the past week keeping vigil with the trapped boys, was out of the cave a short time later.

> The 12 boys, who wore diving cylinders and were each tethered to an adult diver, had to submerge themselves for much of the journey but were carried on bright red Sked stretchers whenever they entered patches of dry ground.

> The specialist cave divers and the boys wore smaller equipment such as rebreathers and tanks at their sides, rather than on their backs.

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Treasure Hunter

Ever been on a large water body before, like a lake, or a river? Before entering the water, you definitely would have some experienced dude with you, like your dad, probably an avid kayaker, or your cousin, who spends his summer swimming at the lake. They would say things like, nope, don’t bring your phone/wallet/glasses/jewellery/whatever out there, you’ll drop them into the water, and they’ll never be found. But being the rebellious one, you’ll ignore them, thinking “I’ll just be careful, and always keep them by my side!” Later during the day, you’d accidentally knock them into the water and watch helplessly as they disappeared into the murky depths.

If Lake Hegar is where you lost your stuff, I guess I can help you. If it’s Friday evening or on the weekend, you can always wait for me at my usual spot, the Mermaid Stone, where I will dive into the lake and explore the depths for things that people dropped into the lake. If you’re lucky, I’ll find your beloved belonging on that day itself; if you’re not, you can always leave me your number/email/whatever means of communication for me to contact you if I ever find your stuff.

But if you dropped your stuff too far from shore…..I think you can pretty much forget about them. They’ve become someone else’s treasure.

My dad taught me how to swim and dive at Lake Hegar when I was three years old. Since then, diving has always been my passion. It’s just mesmerising how the physics of the environment changes when I enter the water. On dry land, my feet are rooted to the ground; but in the water, I have total control over wherever I want to go. I can descend quickly, feeling the rush of water against my skin, yet come to a perfectly controlled arrest just a few centimetres above the lakebed, suspended in an effortless hover. That magical feeling was something you can’t experience anywhere on earth.

I started diving for people’s belongings in the lake about a year ago when I chanced upon some YouTube videos of people doing just that. Those videos inspired me to start my own YouTube channel, where I’ll upload my own forays into the deep, wearing my own trusty wetsuit and snorkel, and of course, my very own GoPro camera. It was fascinating, to find all those little treasures hidden inside all the little nooks and crannies, half-buried inside the sand, or partially covered by underwater foliage. It was nice to share my findings with the other lake-goers too, who often gathered around me when I surfaced, excited

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JJBA related dream.

Just wanted to share a cool dream I had last night with some dudes who I thought might be interested.

I was standing at the top of an extremely large building, overlooking a city and with several people on top who I'm pretty sure wanted to kill me. Up until this point in the dream, nothing JJBA related happened that I can remember. So as the people begin approaching me, I leap straight off the building and begin plummeting down towards the ground. About halfway down, I turn myself so that I'm facing the building and I shout, "HOLY DIVER!" (original, right?) Suddenly a golden stand that looks like the bastard child of Diver Down and The World appears behind me. All I remember about it is that it was definitely golden, and it had diving cylinders on its back and a masked face with an unchanging expression. The stand yells out some battle cry (probably ORA !! but I'm not sure) and slams its fist into the fucking building. A huge crumbling sound is audible, then the building begins to FOLD ITSELF IN HALF, sending all the people who were on top of it spiraling towards the ground with me. As the building slowly collapses in on itself, I'm about to hit the ground. My stand positions itself under me and catches me, breaking my fall. Then the other people splat against the ground and probably die. Nothing else JJBA related that I can remember happened in the rest of the dream, my stand didn't reappear, and regrettably there was no posing. Just wanted to share with you guys, thought you might be entertained by it. Anyone else ever have a JoJo dream?

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[Request] Say I wanted to power my car with compressed air. What kind of pressures and tank sizes would I need?

All hypothetical of course.

I saw a fake ad for a car that was powered with air tanks. Looking at the specs for this car quickly revealed it wouldn't work. It got me wondering what it would take to actually pull this off.

For reference, it appears SCUBA diving gear can be about 300 times normal atmospheric pressure.

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Carbon-fiber wrapped cylinders.... You can dive with these?

An AL80 weighs about 31.4 pounds. An Steel HP100 weighs about 34 pounds. A CF95 weights about 12.12 pounds!!!

Curious what their buoyancy characteristics are though. How much weight you would have to add/remove if you're normally neutrally buoyant using an AL80 with a SS BP/W.

What are the negatives to using these? I imagine in a high-volume dive shop that slings tanks around and stacks them on top of one another you risk maybe cracking the epoxy-resin? Beyond that... why aren't these more commonly used?

https://www.amazon.com/IORMAN-Original-Composite-Cylinder-Paintball/dp/B01L6TM6UA/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1516836393&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=carbon+fiber+scuba+tank&psc=1

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For people who have trouble completing Slime Climb, give this path a shot. If you get the hang of it, you'll get through the level pretty much every time. Avoid getting caught up by the chaos early on by jumping & diving between the two bouncers in the beginning. It's safer than using the bouncer. v.redd.it/wzwabnphoui51
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Does anyone know where to get more of these? I got it as a freebie at a dive show. It’s a cylinder that goes around your head to keep hair out of the way.
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I would like to introduce myself and my unique van. I am Paul Barger and I live in a 1989 Utilimaster Stepvan with a Cummins diesel 4 cylinder. I am building it out now and making epic progress. All repurposed, dumpster dived material. Come check out my channel, won’t you? youtu.be/hmH0VO6R8lg
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Beginners guide to the upcoming Stardom 5 Star Grand Prix

What is it?

The 5 Star Grand Prix is Stardom's Equivalent to the G1 Climax. Two blocks of 8 wrestlers face off in a round robin series pitting the best of the company against each other throughout the months of August and September. Whoever scores the most points in their respective block faces off in the final, with a winner being crowned – with the prize usually resulting in a title shot. But the honour of being crowned the 5 Star champion is just as big as the title shot, if not more so.

When is it?

The tournament will open August 8th inside of the legendary Korakuen Hall, and will run until the 19th of September, ending in the same venue.

Who has won the tournament in the past?

Even if you've never seen Stardom before, you've probably heard of some of these names: Io Shirai, Kairi Hojo (aka Kairi Sane), Toni Storm, Hana Kimura, and current World of Stardom Champion Mayu Iwatani.

How can I watch?

By far the easiest way to do so is to sign up to Stardom World. 920 yen a month (just under \$9USD). Shows are uploaded to the site in the days following a show, and have been going up faster than ever. Promos are also subtitled in English, so don't worry if you don't speak Japanese! I know I don't. And there's a back catalog from previous years to sink your teeth into if you're hungry for more.

There is also a 30 minute weekly TV show in Japan called We Are Stardom, that has been getting uploaded on the Stardom Youtube page. These shows will likely feature some of the biggest and best matches from the tournament and is free to watch. This is a good way to get your feet wet without diving right in.

What is this 'representing' business in the block previews?

Stardom is built around factions, of which there are five. Stars, Queens Quest, Tokyo Cyber Squad, Oedo Tai and Donna Del Mondo. Each wrestler in the tournament is a part of a faction, and so for newcomers it is handy to see who belongs to which group, and how that might affect certain matches. It's important to note, especially if you haven't watched promotions which lean so heavily on the faction system.

Red Block Preview:

Mayu Iwatani (representing Stars):

https://preview.redd.it/22p62d0cd7e51.jpg?width=800&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s

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Steel Tank purchase

Diving in New Jersey waters. Just an AOW with less than 40 dives, but looking to get my first tanks. Any recommendation on a brand for steel tanks?

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy blew me away

Last night I finished watching this trilogy for the first time, and whoa. To say I'm impressed would be selling it short.

I always knew these were films I would probably like, but the length was the main thing holding me back. I don't have the greatest attention span (working on it) and I don't like sitting watching a thing for long periods of time (I never understood how people could play a game for like six hours), so I never took the plunge, but I've had some free time lately and they were on Amazon Prime so I finally did it. I was lucky in that I'd only seen minimal spoilers over the years - I knew about a couple of deaths, I knew about the eagles and the controversy over that, and I'd seen most of the memes, but for the most part it was all pretty fresh to me.

Talk about living up to the hype. The whole trilogy was firing on all cylinders; plot, characters, music, set design, acting, cinematography, everyone was bringing their A game. I was enthralled from start to finish.

I actually only watched the theatrical versions - my decision for this being A) There being extended versions means I have more reason to revisit them and get even more out of it on a repeat watch. If I watched extended first, then theatrical would surely feel like a downgrade. Since my first experience was theatrical, I probably wouldn't have that feeling of disappointment from going back from extended. Makes more sense to me to have a highly positive first experience followed by an even better second, vs a highly positive first followed by a not-as-good second. B) As mentioned before I struggle with longer movies, getting me to watch three 3-hour movies was already a challenge, 4-4.5 hours would have been too much, I think. And C) theatrical editions were the only ones on streaming, so... yeah. Convenience. In any case, though, I didn't really feel like I was *missing* that much, just going by what I saw, perhaps I might feel differently after watching extended, which I'm looking forward to diving into at some point in the future.

I think the thing that impressed me the most was how they managed to convey such a huge sense of scale. Those sweeping shots of all those majestic landscapes really made it feel vast and epic. I could watch footage of men riding horses across massive plains and fields for ages. The sheer number of extras on screen at any one time is staggering, even if some of them are CG, it's never glaringly obvious. All of the battles truly felt huge, it was alm

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This is why it is absolutely vital to inspect your cylinders prior to use or filling. v.redd.it/3pfgjsoyfp251
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If a ton of water was falling uniformly in about a 20ft wide and 20ft deep cylinder shape, could a person somehow "dive" upwards and not be squished flat?

All the info doesnt have to be exactly those portions, but you get where im going, hopefully

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Weekly GX Map Discussion #11: Port Town - Aero Dive/Long pipe/Cylinder Wave

From the Wiki Port Town is famously known as an intergalactic trades center and the home of bounty hunter and F-Zero racer, Captain Falcon, who lives off the coast on a chain of islands. Port Town's architecture is marked by towering skyscrapers and pyramid-shaped office buildings, and the town is bordered by mountains. A giant construction robot that looks like R.O.B. in Famicom colors can be seen in the background on top of two buildings in F-Zero GX.

The 26th century is dominated by intense competition between planets for profitable interstellar trade. Due to this competition, other planets have invested huge fortunes in the creation of massive space harbors to increase traffic; Earth's answer to this resulted in the creation of the Port Town space harbor. The Port Town space harbor has been built with the newest technological and aesthetic refinements in mind. This multilayered structure is centered around a massive structure towering three miles above the ground and is the largest space harbor in the universe

So Captain Falcon lives in Port Town!? 0.o I didn't see that coming. Would that mean the first half of the story mode is in Port Town? Hm, any ways, Port Town! One of the most we

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Flavor of the Month

Inspired a bit by the Ancient Strategy post. I wished it had an ending so I made something with a similar concept. Looks like there's a part 2 by the time of this post though!

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After a long hard day working at the refining factory, Garthog decided he'd head over to the local dive suite to blow some steam.

There wasn't much to do on Vilgor V, the largest asteroid in orbit in the Danera system. That changed however when an enterprising individual installed what is known as a dive suite, essentially an improved virtual reality entertainment system.

A few programs were available for the suite, including more relaxing ones that simulated vacation locations, some adult oriented programs and lastly, video games. The latter were the reason for Garthog’s visit. One in particular was all the rage these days, a real time strategy game that put the user at the head of an empire as it’s immortal and omniscient leader. With it’s in-depth economy, politics, and military aspects, there was something to enjoy by a variety of players.

Garthog entered the small dive bar, heading over to the counter to rent a room.

“The same as usual Garth?” asked the owner as it washed the counter top.

Garthog nodded, tapping his card against the display screen to enable the purchase.

Being a Jarn, he was slightly bigger than the average resident of Vilgor V. He followed the corridor down to his room, number 101. The seat in room 101 was the largest available and thus the only room he could use.

Garthog sat himself down in the seat, gently using his pincer to grab the rest of the equipment he needed to connect to himself to enable the virtual environment.

He started up the system and chose the program to run his game. As it spooled up, a small banner popped up, indicating that a new patch was available. He sighed, he’d likely lose another 15 minutes to this update. Inwardly, he cursed the owner for not being more aware and doing these updates himself.

He navigated to the game’s main page while it downloaded and installed the update, intending to see what they had changed this time around. He began reading the patch notes, including the previous ones, and frowned the further along he went.

v12.19.2 - Fixed sentient citizen AIs attempting to overthrow their controllers

v12.23.4 - Rehashed citizen AI coding in attempt to fix sentient AI rampancy, for real this time.

V13.0.3 - Fixed issue where Glipthroids could spontan

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EVE ships lore and information

This is a small recompilation i made about eve ships technical information and technology from the books, the novel and other sources along with some calcs, i am not expert in physics but i like to make calcs on some things i thought i would be a nice idea to add it here.

Effects of a amarr Titan doomsday hitting a planet

https://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/eve-online-news/planet-wide-explosion-strikes-reschard-v/

&gt; A second on-site report from the Servant Sisters of EVE a few hours later includes a preliminary estimate of 88.7% extinction of surface life forms

&gt;Along with our preliminary estimate of life form extinction, we expect sea level to have risen, covering at least two thirds of the existing landmass, the remaining surface being largely scorched.

This is impressive since the closest thing that we have is the K - T event where 75% of the lifeforms on the planet earth went extinct , it is theorized that this occurred over the course of hundreds of years but on the Reschard V event 90% of the lifeforms died in matter of hours, something interesting is that you can visit the planet today and this is how it looks.

https://i.imgur.com/iAxjagq.png?1

and this is how it looked in game after being struck.

https://i.imgur.com/3NvdDda.png

Orbital bombardment by an amarr fleet creates a 100 miles canyon and effects of amarr orbital bombardment on a planet surface.

Starkman prime was a ninmatar planet that was conquered by the amarr empire, after a slave rebellion the planet was bombarded from orbit to the point that all life on the planet was killed.

&gt;An Amarr orbital bombardment fleet gored this hundred mile canyon in the face of Starkman Prime’s largest continent with their ravening tachyon siege lasers.

100 mile canyon created by ships hitting the planet with their lasers

&gt; Listed as a barren planet, the heat is all that remains of this once tropical world. Now it is a rocky landscape devoid of the moisture which once provided much of the former lushness of this world. The only rivers that still flow over the planet are of magma. In places where new disturbances have disrupted the tectonic plates they are hot and quickly movi

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Comparing destructive power in OPM (this time more accurately)

Ok round 2.... it came to my attention that I was underestimating the power of nukes and natural occurrences so I did some research and I think this is more accurate. Features Rover, vaccine man, Orochi, Psyrochi, tatsumaki And Boros.

(Just because a character is more destructive doesn’t means they would win in a fight.)

Rover: when this powerhouse fought garou he blasted Garou through a huge area and caused tremors that actually caused structural damage to several buildings of the surface. Due to the level of damage caused Rovers full blast is comparable to a FOAB (40 tons of tnt) that’s already stronger than some tactical nukes mind you. (A mobile bunker buster)

Vaccine man: in the first feat we see from him he bombs a large area. Due to the size of the fireball which appears to be 200 meters in diameter.... this was a explosion of 15 kilotons using a nuclear fireball calculator. That is as powerful as Hiroshima (15 Kilotons) (Mid Dragon my ass)

Orochi: when he was fighting saitama he immediately starts off with a huge energy blast that disintegrates anything in its path. This is pretty similar to a nuclear fireball so I thought I could figure out its power by comparing it to the size of nuclear fireballs. The blast was clearly fire at a depth greater than 200 meters, so in order for it affect the surface like it did It would have to have travelled at least 50km due to the curvature of the Earth. Radius appears to be 27 meters considering that orochi is 27 meters tall. So a cylinder with a radius of 0.027 kilometers and a height of 50 kilometers is 0.11 kilometers cubed. thats the area that was disintegrated. That is about the same area as a bomb of 45 kilotons of tnt. That’s more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. (A walking nuclear bomb)

Tatsumaki: the queen of lolis herself. Tatsumaki in the latest chapter is seen lifting thousands of mountain sized rocks and hurling them at least at Mach 1. I estimate these rocks to be 1000 meters in diameter. Using a impact calculator I found that each one of these rocks will have a impact of 20 Megatons. And if she threw 100 of these all at once she would hit 2 gigatons. (Landscape changing)

Released Boros: Boros can already output the energy of the Tsar Bomba just by firing it out of his chest. By comparing the explosion to his ship which is 9 by 15 kilometers BTW. We can conclude that the power was around 50 Megatons. Oh but wait th

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I'm designing a 3d printable submarine! The dive system is already built and I'm just finishing up on the hull. It's a combination of nautile and Alvin!
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Belize dive guide killed by exploding cylinder. 7newsbelize.com/sstory.ph…
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Waiting for Mantas, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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Fill 24oz CO2 Tank with N2

I was wondering if anyone has had any success with filling a 24oz soda/paintball tank with N2. I have a couple left over that I used for carbonating a small keg with a mini regulator so I was hoping to save the expense of a new tank and nitrogen regulator when I already have potentially compatible equipment.

I'm able to use the mini regulator with an 18g N2 disposable canister, but at \$25 a pop, those aren't a sustainable solution. I know the threading is different on the large tanks, but I'm hoping the tank filling equipment may be more versatile.

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XBDE beginner’s guide #1: Surviving without Sharla

# Preface

This is hopefully the first in a series of guides I will write, aimed at newer and intermediate players looking to improve their play and learn the mechanics of the game better. Veteran players will probably already know much of what is in here, but there may be a few hints and tricks they are not aware of.

This guide aims to be spoiler free in terms of plot details, however in order to easily discuss and explain game mechanics, the guide will assume you are happy for all the first 6 main characters to be named and have their mechanics discussed. In particular, this guide will assume you have at least reached chapter 6 in the main story. It is most applicable for people who are in the 2nd quarter of the game, once you have a choice of characters but no further than around the end of Valak Mountain, however the ideas discussed should be relevant throughout the entire game

As for myself, I’m a long time XBC player who has been active in various XBC communities for many years. I’ve probably played through the game at least 10 times now. I wouldn’t say I’m a master, and I’m sure many people can still teach me things about the game – but I think I understand enough to help out beginners. Still, there are probably things that I have missed, or things I've over or under focused on, so if you have suggestions to improve the guide please do post them in the comments

# Introduction

In chapter 4 of XCDE, you get your third permanent team member, Sharla, and to many newer players she immediately feels essential. You NEED some form of healing after all, how can you survive long battles if you can’t heal regularly? Well, in this guide we’ll dispel that myth and explain, hopefully in a way a new player can take advantage of, how one can survive without relying entirely on art based healing.

To understand this, I’ll start by introducing the main advantages people state for using teams without Sharla. Teams without her can get much more powerful chain attacks and kill quickly and thus reduce the need for healing, you can set up tons of damage mitigation and debuffs so that you just don’t lose as much health, visions can allow you to live at low HP easily, and even without Sharla, you still have some options for other healing sources. If you just want a very short overview of how to survive without Sharla, well, that’s it. But the rest of this post will go into more detail about these four ideas and how to take advantage of them

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Seeking feedback on a scuba road trip

After a couple of years of convincing, my best friend finally got certified a few months ago. The only dives he’s had have been in freshwater with low visibility here in the Midwest. I have planned a road trip for us in September and I’d like to get some feedback. I’m not looking for massive changes or major detours, just smaller changes that might help improve the trip or help us avoid mistakes.

Here’s the itinerary at present:

9/16: Drive from Illinois to Gainesville, FL

9/17: Dive Ginnie Springs (Ballroom) in the morning. Drive to Vero Beach for an afternoon shore dive at Riomar or Jaycee Park. (This was originally going to be Epcot DiveQuest but that’s still shut down. 😔)

9/18: Morning dive at Blue Heron Bridge in Miami (morning due to tide chart). Pick up our wives at the airport in the afternoon and drive to Key West.

9/19: No dives.

9/20: Dive in Key West. Need advice on dive shops and dive sites.

9/21: Drive our wives to the airport in Miami. Dive at Pennekamp in Key Largo early afternoon.

9/22: Morning and afternoon dives with Rainbow Reef in Key Largo. Need advice on sites. Options include French Reef/Christmas Tree Cave, North Dry Rocks/Double North, City of Washington/Elbow Reef, Conch Ledge/Snapper Ledge, Molasses Reef/Hole In The Wall, and Christ Statue/Banana Patch. I’ve only been to Molasses Reef.

Driving to Williston, FL the evening of the 22nd.

9/23: Dive Blue Grotto in the morning as a final dive and a good rinse for our equipment. Head home.

We’ll have our own equipment and 2-3 cylinders each. Thanks for your help. I appreciate any input you have. Cheers!

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All Modes Explained - Fall Guys Beginner's Guide

If you're illiterate like me, CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO VERSION. If you have other tips and tricks please share below! <3

Fall Guys is the Battle Royale the world needs right now. It's cute, hilarious, and most importantly extremely fun. Fall Guys might remind you of Takeshi's Castle or Wipeout. You are dropped into a map with 59 other players and will race through obstacle courses in hopes of being the final fall guy or fall gal remaining.

You will compete through several elimination rounds and random encounters, each with their own ways of challenging you. Today we will cover all the basics you will need to grab your first Victory. There are already over 20 maps you'll play in Fall Guys. Some come in both team and solo variations, while others are meant for smaller teams so you will only see them as you near the end of a match.

The controls are simple. Run at full speed always. Jump over obstacles. Jump and dive to cover more ground. If you fall from too high of a height you will be knocked down. If the slope you are on is too steep you will slide off. Colliding with others will knock you down as well. And lastly use your grab to sabotage other players and engage with some mechanics.

Now, let's walk through each of them and include tips for great success.

The Whirlygig is a race through spinning windmills, bars, and jump gaps. The first real challenge is getting over what I call the butter sticks. You'll want to jump carefully here as this is where players start to fall behind. Next make it through a series of windmills, each with their own speed of rotation. When you hit this 3-way fork, left and right are your safe options while the middle is fastest but is unforgiving. I recommend always aiming at the left side of the final windmill here. You have less space than it seems.

See Saw can quickly become a hot mess. The further ahead of the pack you are the easier this map is. If you fall behind be wary of see saws getting stalled out. Drop distance and the slope of the see saw you are landing on matters, so I recommend simply dropping instead of jumping for these reasons. It may save you from sliding off. Generally taking your time to avoid costly mistakes on See Saw is worth it. Many players get stuck in cycles of falling off and never finish so qualification spots can remain open for a long time.

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[OC] The Song of my People

Far, far beyond the end of the spiral arm, in the inky void where light itself took millennia to reach, space… twisted.

It rippled, writhed, and against all the guidelines of physics, a ship appeared. It was neither sleek nor aesthetically pleasing. To any casual observer, should there be such a thing a gajillion light years from anywhere, it would have resembled nothing more than a cylinder, tapered at the ends and a bland, neutral sort of grey colour. Affixed near the mid-section, a pair of what could laughably have been called wings (had the vessel been operating in atmosphere, of all things!) jutted out a little way. Attached to the underside of the ‘wings’ were various bulky, blocky protrusions, and at what could only be called the bow by virtue of that being the direction in which it was headed, a small splash of colour, and some crude lettering. If the view was close enough, it would have resembled some form of overweight mammalian quadruped, and black block letters, stark against the hull - UTF Pumba.

The vessel turned, its motion almost imperceptible against the blackness, and what appeared to be a small asteroid drifted into view. The sheer coincidence of a ship appearing so far from anywhere, and that anywhere just happening to be next to the only speck of matter within a thousand light-year radius was enough to suggest a purpose.

On board, things were happening which belied the serenity outside.

“Navigation - All stop, please.” Captain O’Reilly ordered quietly, his voice carrying through the bridge nonetheless. “Engineering - how do our engines look?”

His crisp uniform only a little rumpled from a long day, the captain tapped his data screen, running his eyes over the various readouts available. Seated in a large chair, he was positioned so that he had good oversight of the primary workstations on the bridge - in the centre, directly ahead of the captain lay the navigation station. To the port side, tactics. To starboard, engineering and set back from the captain's chair, comms.

“Sir, all stopped.” At the navigation controls, Lieutenant Michaels leaned back in her chair, keeping a watch on the telemetry she was being fed from the sensor arrays.

“All systems green, sir. Fuel load is at ninety-four percent, and we’ll be warp-capable again in fifteen. Jump capacitors read full.” Chief Petty Officer Bjornsson advised calmly from his seat next to nav.

“Good. I want-” The captain was cut off by the terse voice of his tactical officer

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(Partially) Explaining the Roblox Iceberg

This is a dissection and explaining of the original Roblox iceberg meme made and posted here by u/Opti101. As someone who's been here since 2008, I was surprised at just how much I was able to instantly recognize, and I wish to shed a light on it for those who might not remember or are new. There's some stuff I missed, but hopefully it's not enough that this will feel lacking.

Let's begin our dive!

# Surface Level

1x1x1x1

This account in reality was created by Shedletsky to test site features, but the cryptic name has caused it to be a part of creepypasta theories since the beginning of the community, painting the account as belonging to a hacker that's waiting for just the right moment to return and ruin everything.

Part of the urban legend might have stemmed from the fact that in the early days someone had found an exploit that allowed them to inject code into games in real time. Former admin MrDoomBringer actually went into detail about how the exploit worked. The exploiter asked him to see what he had found, and made it rain head parts labelled "1x1x1x1 is coming for you!" in a Crossroads server. MrDoomBringer obviously found it hilarious, but the other players in game at the time didn't have the context and thus found it terrifying.

A neat trend in Roblox urban legends you will see as we go further is that more often than not they tend to be based in real, tangible exploiting incidents. However without an affinity for understanding how games work, most players saw them with an aura of mystique.

The Robox

The Robox is the prank that the site's staff pulled in 2019. It was allegedly a brand new console, having 8K rendering capabilities and being seemingly able to connect even to devices without wifi. On April 2nd, the Robox was made into the hat accessory you can see today.

Comment spambots

These have plagued the website since its early beginnings. There have been noteable incidents where unknown companies managed to create thousands of bots in a matter of weeks thanks to the lack of Captcha verification that used to be an issue. Nowadays they still exist, however the most common bots tend to be compromised accounts.

These tend to be deeply correlated with spambots. Via the promise of robux and whatnot many young, naive players fall for fake login prompts present in robux scam websites. The accounts are

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I think I inherited a Fallen Angel (Part 3 of 3 so far)

Update: Still in the void, but I figured out a few things, I’ll fill you in on the details: I addressed the void and asked it a question “Any clothes from say…The 1900s?” I spoke into the darkness, and to my surprise, I heard a faint sound, pleasant but singular, and shortly after, a strange mannequin appeared in front of me, shifting into view, void stuff falling off of it until it stood on its own, almost...No, it must be my imagination, but it appeared to twitch a little. I remarked on the suit it wore “Hahaha! What a suit!- and all red, no less.” What the mannequin wore was an early 1920s, all red business suit…Almost exactly my size. “This will do nicely” I chuckled as I took the clothes from the mannequin, promptly ran off afterwards. “I Uh...Thanks!” I thought it bet to be polite, though I felt I’ll at ease, as it’s not every day one sees something like that. As quickly as I could, I got dressed. After, I tried telling the void I was finished, and that I wanted to go back, wherever ‘back’ was. All of the clothing wracks faded from view as that now familiar wave of void-stuff engulfed me, the sensation still quite alien to me, but it deposited me back to…Well, I guess it brought me back to the room which I first arrived, if you could call indeed call it a room. “That’s it, I’ll try to summon Coalcipher.” I grumbled aloud. I focused on that nearly audible hum that was now within me, and I called out for Coalcifer. “Coalcifer, I summon you to my side” I felt my summons reach her. “Hello!” Coalcifer popped into the void at my side. “Would you look at that! We’re inside of a Nexus. Huh, neat. Had any strange visitors, John?” I was relieved to see her, and even more so when she seemed to know where we are. “Visitors? Uh, nope. I think I found a-” She lightly slapped my arm and exclaimed “Hey, looking sharp, Johnny-boy! These threads look familiar though… Where’d you get them?” I smiled at her remark “I was saying, it’s been about 15 minutes since I got here, but I was just falling for a while, and when I said out loud that I wanted a floor…Well, you’re standing on it. As for the clothes? I said that I wish I had some clothes, and I was transported to a gigantic closet. You called this place a Nexus?” She clapped excitedly a couple of times “Oh! This is great news! You said 15 minutes have passed? Hmm, approximately one and a half minutes had passed on Earth, before you summoned me here. Meaning that for every 10 minutes here, only one minute passes on Ear

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The Story of the Hunter

Sometimes my phone will ring. It's the hour, really, that determines what kind of call it will be. In the morning, it's people wanting money, in the afternoon, it's friends and family, and in the evening it's a mixture of the two. Sometimes work calls. It's hard to tell who it will be. Then there are times my phone will ring after the sun has set, after my family has eaten dinner, and the news programs have faded from the television screen. It's these calls that I answer from time to time, from numbers and area codes I don't recognize. These characters who I've never met, claiming to have answers to questions I've never asked. Sometimes I humor them, mostly I hang up. The correct ratio of bourbon to water often has an influence on the length of time I donate to the cause. Sometimes a certain degree of intoxication of one form or another is required to make sense of the words I hear. Stories that are unbelievable, improbable, or outright lies. Often the person on the other end of the line is more wasted than I am. Often. But not always.

There was a call one night, about 10:00pm. The wife and kids were visiting her parents, and I had the house to myself. For work, I told them. And that wasn't a lie. I had work to do, a column to write, and a book that was overdue. The advance had dried up and I was at a standstill. I wasn't sure whether to power through, or to scrap the entire project and start anew. I sat back in my chair and titled my head back, popping a pair of THC gummies into my mouth, washing them down with a long draught of bourbon. I'm not sure how long I stared at the computer screen before the phone rang. A number with an area code I didn't recognize was prominently displayed as it vibrated in my hand. I placed the phone onto the desktop and watched it vibrating along. I'm not sure why I snatched it up and pressed the answer button just before it rattled off onto the floor. I'm not sure why I did many things, but I did. Now here I am. And there he is. The man who was on the other end of the line. Telling what I thought at first were lies, but so tenaciously constructed that I played along. Interesting enough, I thought maybe listening to him would help me break through, find a way to end my book. Or maybe it was the weed and liquor. Either way, it doesn't matter now. What I'm telling you the majority won't believe, but it needs telling, and why he chose me to tell it was a fortunate mistake. Too late to turn bac

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[5472 x 3648] Israeli Navy's SpecOps training with Dolphin 2 (AIP) class SSK. Photo by Tal Shema.
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Booking the Shield's Debut in 2020 in Any Promotion (Chapter Two: Hotel)

Looking to expend their sphere of influence, The Shield acquired a contract that obliged them to appearances in New Japan Pro Wrestling, most notably the annual World Tag League tournament, a chance to book their ticket for New Japan’s biggest show of the year, Wrestle Kingdom. With 8 tag teams set to compete in this years’ tournament, it would be all to play for.

Booking the Shield’s Debut in any 2020 Promotion (Chapter Two – Hotel)

World Tag League 2020 (Night One) – 25th November 2020

On the first night of the competition, The Shield duo of Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns are set to face Finjuice, the winners of last years competition, comprising of Juice Robinson and David Finlay. The Shield make an imposing entrance through the Korakuen crowd, an iconic shot as they stand atop a balcony and walk down a flight of stairs to the ring.

The Shield (Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) vs Fin-Juice (David Finlay and Juice Robinson)

The babyface team of Juice and Finlay bring the best out of the heel team of Ambrose and Reigns, with Rollins watching on ringside providing support for the team, who look impressive in their debut against one of the top teams in the entire division. Rollins keeps interference to a minimal, proving that The Shield are able to run by themselves, and as a result, they pull away with a win, Reigns spearing Finlay for the 123.

The Shield def. Finjuice (9 minutes)

An impressive first showing from the Shield, who pick up their first two points in a condensed World Tag League pool to create more competitive action, only allowing the top teams to have a chance to contest for Goto and Ishii’s IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. The Shield celebrate their victory.

World Tag League (Night Two) – 28th November 2020

Tonight, The Shield face the Chaos duo of Toru Yano and Yoshi Hashi, a team who are also coming off 2 points after an opening night win against Great Bash Heel. As The Shield come down to the ring, they all collectively decide who will represent them tonight, as they come to the conclusion that Ambrose and Rollins represent.

The Shield (Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) vs Chaos (Toru Yano and Yoshi Hashi)

This plays more like a comedy match, as per usual with Yano matches, with Ambrose playing into their style, creating for a fun and wild match-up, different to any that the Shield have participated in thus far. When Rollins tags himself in, he doesn’t fall for Yano’s comedy unlike Ambrose, as he deck

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Why use expensive ass Chicago screws when you could replace em with an M2 screw or similar?

I’m new to comp shooting, gonna be getting my CZ gun in soon and I’ve been taking a deep dive into the the common gear. A lot of folks seem to like to have Chicago screws on their holsters but they like the male portion to be a fancy ass knurled cylinder so they can adjust tension real quick before a stage. I do my own kydex work and almost always use the typical Chicago screws that require screwdrivers, however for this purpose why not use a small bolt/nut (commonly referred to as head cap screws) that can be turned by hand. Seems way cheaper and more practical.

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Smol Noir (4)

DISCLAIMER: I do not claim to own any of the ideas or worlds described in the story. The ‘They are Smol’ universe is the intellectual property of u/TinyPrancingHorse. Nothing in the story is canon to his universe, and I’d suggest you visit his writings if you love wholesome stories about humans being human.

• Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tinyprancinghorse

• TPH Author Page: https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/wiki/authors/tinyprancinghorse#wiki_they_are_smol

• TaS Series Page: https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/wiki/series/they_are_smol

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This story was NOT written by me. It was, instead, created by the beautiful and certainly not a snake-person “@Fluffynoodle” on the They Are Smol discord. I was given permission to post his wonderful story on his behalf, so please direct all praise to him. I’m just the messenger. He’s the actually good writer.

Also, for the particularly squeamish, this final part contains vivid imagery of smol on tol and smol on smol violence. (NSFW) If you find yourself heavily opposed to blood and bits being where they shouldn’t be, please do not continue. Thank you, and enjoy the show.

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#Part 4

For a brief, perfect moment, it seemed as if the world held its breath. The beat of the music, thumping and pounding in my ears, stopped. The lights froze. The dancers twirled and spun in slow motion, a crystalline quantum of solace… and then the screaming started.

I leaped backwards, falling through couples as Curly convulsed, foaming at the mouth. He swung at me, instinctively, a small and squeaky prey animal frantically escaping an apex predator, and missed.

Mostly.

A head went sailing into the crowd, not mine, accompanied by a scarlet spray of blood that painted the dancers cum rioters in steaming entrails. I couldn’t hear the cracking of bones, but I was more than sure that there was hardly a single one left unbroken as the female companion to the male human who’d been decapitated was shaken like a ragdoll in the chainsaw-maw of Larry.

From there, the pair of dorarizin roared and bellowed their way into the throng, ripping and

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Project STARGAZER ch 14 Clearance Patrol pt1

Kuth stared at the sky, the giant pillars of fire and smoke. If his soldiers had come back to him with this tale, he would not have believed it. Here he stood, having seen the air itself move, the sky split, dirt rise from the ground, felt the earth shake, the strength of the winds. He was reminded of a story, a small piece of history that Meilil had told him when they were courting.

She had told him of the old land, when Elthilnil still stood. Hedved the god of the stars had been summoned by the Stalkers to strike at the unified people. He descended on the land with fury and fire, he helped the Stalkers to create the Low. When they were first created the sky was safe for them. they took the forms of dragons and sky swimmers.

As the Low conquered the land, Weruiloq the life giver had begged her children Trazvinil and Hutgin, the land and the sky to join the people in defending the land. Hutgin had not seen reason, he would not clear the sky of the trespassers. They flew, they were of the sky he claimed. Until Hedved taught them how to fly above the sky. Hutgin was enraged, none could leave his kingdom. Hutgin descended from the sky in his eleven ringed form. And he spoke with the force of the sky from his hundred mouths, his thousand eyes sought all who he deemed had wronged him.

Kuth spoke the words aloud, hoping to ward of Hutgin’s wrath. “I am the sky; I am the air. You have transgressed, now I am fury, now I am hatred, now I take from you the sky and the land. I will be the father of monsters, and they will carry out my sentence.” When Hutgin had spoken these words, the sky had lit. each of his eyes spraying fire, his mouths poison. His fury attracted Trazvinil, who had shaken the earth in her anger at him. When their rage subsided, their children were given their hatred for each other and the Low.

What Magnus had done here. It rivaled the destruction only wielded by the gods. He had not understood exactly what Magnus had spoken of while they were flying. The map with the moving images had helped, but it gave no understanding of the sheer power. He remembered from the briefing that there were more strikes to come before they would enter the valley. He wondered if there would be any

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"Hello World" - 11,210 words

NOTE (as of 8-11-2020): THIS STORY IS BEING UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR REDDITSERIALS

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My therapist scribbled at her notepad, the scritch scritch of her pen competing with the tick tock of the old clock on the wall. I stared at her pen as it jerked in minuscule movements back and forth, left and right, counting milliseconds between each tick of the second hand.

"And just so we're on the same page," Dr. Thompson said, looking up from her notepad. She had watery brown eyes and a bun of brown hair as fat as her head. "You have no family?"

I stared at her pen, poised over the yellow sheet. I didn't see what family had to do with anything. "No," I answered mechanically. My voice sounded a million miles away. "No one."

Scritch scritch. The tiny ball in the tip of the pen got stuck, and every few strokes of her handwriting scratched the page like nails on a chalkboard. Chills spiderwebbed across my skin.

"I am recommending you to my colleague, Dr. Glowinski," she finally said, capping her pen and tucking it into her bun. "He's doing a new research study for neurological reconditioning. I think you may benefit from it."

I finally looked up to meet her eyes, watching me like an owl's over the tops of her thin spectacles. "What kind of study?" If it involved anything extensive and time consuming, I wouldn't do it. I hadn't the energy.

"It's a way to reset the neurological impulses in your brain," she explained with a rather robust voice, as if she were addressing a panel of judges rather than a veritable corpse who hadn't showered in a month. "It uses magnetic resonance to realign the brain's connections and encourage proper development of appropriate brain chemical levels. It'll basically kickstart your brain back onto the right track." Shifting her spectacles, she smiled rather humorlessly and said, "It will help you feel normal again."

That heavy pit of emptiness in my chest weighed on me, so I thought that last bit didn't sound too bad. "Okay."

"Great. I'll have Helga give you Dr. Glowinski's contact information. She can even set up your appointment for you, if you wish."

"Sure."

With that, she dismissed me, so I stood and left her office. Helga checked me out and then set my appointment for next Thursday. I went home and spent the rest of the week contemplatin

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I love Vesa Timonen, and you should too! Here's some quick, spoiler free reviews of most of his creations for Hanyama.

About a month ago I picked up my first puzzle by the Finnish designer Vesa Timonen, Slider (by Haniyama). I was so impressed with the solution and the mechanics that I decided to seek out as many of his different creations as I could. Here's a quick (and spoiler free!) look at his ouvre, in order of my personal preference.

• Strongly Recommended

Slider :

If you do nothing else, grab Slider. It's cleverly made and deeply satisfying to manipulate once you work it out. It's the sort of thing you can carry with you as something to fidget with, or give to others to see if they can work out. A clever piece of work.

Cast Cylinder :

I know I said Slider was my first Timonen, but that's not entirely true. I picked up (and solved) Cast Cylinder about a year ago, before I was paying attention to who designed each specific Haniyama puzzle. I'm a fan of Cast Cylinder as well, in that it's aesthetically pleasing to look at and satisfying to solve.

Cast Loop :

If you like puzzles, and you'd like other people to like puzzles as well, you owe it to yourself to get Cast Loop. It's both a beautiful object AND a relatively easy puzzle to work out - but the "A-hah!" feeling will keep people going. For an experienced puzzler this will likely be solved very quickly - but there's no other puzzle I own that is a better introduction to the wonder of puzzles.

• Very Good :

Cast Square :

This is another puzzle where the phyiscal action of moving it is just satisfying. The solution is substantially harder than the other Vesa puzzles that fit in the same category (Loop, Slider, Donuts) but there are several "Non-approved," ways of getting to the answer. That's unfortunate, and moves this puzzle down from the top tier for me.

Cast Infinity :

This puzzle has a great sense of progression and fulfilment. Beginning as blind manipulation, it gives really good feedback about what you're up to as you move along.

• Okay:

Cast Dial :

There's some clever work in Dial, but for me this was a challenging puzzle to manipulate - the small pieces were hard to grab on to and move in the way that I believed the puzzle needed to be moved, and while I solved it I found it a strain to handle. A bigger version of the same puzzle would work great, but in this case I feel like the required Hanayama form factor interfered with Vesa's design intentions.

Cast Donuts :

I like this, but I would like it more if the puzzle responded smoothl

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The Jackal Guards (Beta Reader test)

# Chapter 1: Maritime Menace

Gothenburg, Sweden

May 28th, 2025, 23:11 Hours

The night in Gothenburg shrouded the city in a blanket of diamond blue sky and the emerging new moon. While the citizens slept soundly through the night or went about their late-night activities, a lone figure walked about along the length of the Älvsborgsbron bridge. The figure was a rather tall person even for local standards with a 7 feet stature who wore a black hood over his head. The piece of clothing seems to conform a bit tightly to his body with signs of tear starting to show in the form of stiff walking. If one looks down, one could see that this person didn’t wear pants. He instead had a wolf tail hanging down and his legs appeared to look rather muscly with what could be armor plates on them.

As he walked towards the middle of the bridge, he stopped, and took a look at the city’s port, seeing a ship, in particular, leaving port. The hull was unmistakably part of a hydrofoil styled cruise ship with its aqua blue paint color while the upper deck and bridge areas of the ship appeared to be that of a research ship with sonar on the bowl, radar mast, submersible on the rear deck and a helipad. On the board sides of the ship bear its name, “Calypso”. The vessel plows forward cutting its way through the waves as it went out to the open sea.

At this point the figure made a sudden move, he timed for when the vessel was about to pass through the bridge he was on and tied a bungee cord on the bridge’s railing. He made a running start and jumped backflipping over the railing and glass wall of the bridge. He came down on the bowl of the ship with a thud and crackling clank sound of metals meeting one another. His body assumes a kneeling pose before raising his head and torso upright revealing his true form to be an anthro robot wolf.

This robot wolf has a jet black chassis with amber red LED optics and a Herculean physique sporting rolling biceps, a muscular pectoral perfection, and six-packs on his abs. His limbs are wolf-like with claws and paw pads, his armor plates appeared to give off the visage of an ancient Greek bronze cuirass (Breastplate armor). Complete with oval nut shaped pauldrons, gauntlets on his wrists, and greaves for his legs as well as knee and elbow pads for maximum protection and optimal mobility.

He ducked behind an anchor winch on the top deck and crouch down for a moment to collect his thoughts and tapped his right ear. The radio dialing brought u

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Detailed feedback on every map/mode.

I've played a ton since it came out, I'm addicted. Here's what I think about everything, suggestions to improve stuff etc.

The best: Hex. Hex is so good. Best mode by far. It's fair, it's fun, it's frantic, there's depth to the gameplay, it lasts a reasonable length of time and can't ever outstay its welcome, great game mode. I love it. I wish I could play it more. No downsides that I can think of, except that it's not common enough. 10/10

Slime Climb, best race hands down. It's challenging but not too hard, it's not too long nor too short (I wouldn't mind if it was longer though), there's a variety of obstacles, there are shortcuts, some of which come with moderate risk. Great race. The game could use more elimination gauntlet type race maps like this. 9/10

Fall Ball, best team game. As long as your team aren't total potatoes, it's fair enough, and it's fun. Good mode. Downsides: If you're playing fall ball, there's a good chance you're playing tail finalé (Royal Fumble) next, the worst mode. And if it's laggy, the balls can jitter about and be unpredictable. If a team has a player more they have a sizeable advantage, but it can be overcome with good teamwork and gameplay. 8/10.

Rock N Roll, (the push the heavy ball 3 team game), good team game. There's the lane pushing phase, someone often runs ahead to block the enemy in phase 2, phase 2 is interesting too, with trying to block people but trying to push your own ball, though it can be a bit dull when everyones focused on blocking. Maybe the corners need some kind of unsticking in and out pusher or something, I dunno. 7/10? Maybe 6.5?

Whirlygig, this is a good race, you can attempt to use the poles at the start to launch you ahead, but sometimes it can backfire, but you still have a very good chance to qualify if it does. There are positioning strategies, and some skill to the movement. Only downsides I can think of are the fastest propeller is maybe a smidgen too fast, it'd be good if you had a chance to get through it untouched by timing it near enough perfectly, or maybe instead of slowing down the fan you could speed up the conveyor? Also the middle fan, if you mess up there it can combo-hit you and keep you stuck at the right behind the fence, maybe you could put an elevated platform to land on and walk through the fence on that side if the propeller hits you or sometime. Good mode though. 7/10

Dizzy Heights, this is another decent race mode

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[60 DOD-7] Career: Business - Starting, Building, Failing, Succeeding - Lessons Learned Over 25 Years - Part 1

TLDR: Lots of words here.

Death. While it is inevitable - its mystery vast, like the deepest reaches of the universe - its dark presence cast a long, darker shadow over me….

Hah, just kidding.

I can write engagingly about things not related to death. I'll show you.

Part 1…

• Introduction.
• Strengths and Weaknesses.
• The Mechanics, Part 1.
• Good Resources.
• \$1,000, What Would I Do?

Part 2...

• The Mechanics (And Perhaps Tools), Part 2.
• A Content Business in 2020.
• An Internet Business in 2020.
• Auditing, Measuring, Understanding.
• Quality Assurance - So Important.
• Failing (Boo-hoo).
• Succeeding.

#Introduction

I would like to tell you that owning a business, or even owning businesses, and succeeding, is the most rewarding thing in the world and so, so much better than working a job, for someone else.

The only reason I can't tell you that is because I never experienced the latter. I've been my "own man" since day one. With that said, I can tell you that being a founder, a CEO, and starting, failing, succeeding, and running the show is an amazing experience. It's a great adventure, and you're the writer, producer, director, and star.

If you love what you do, if you love being in the trenches, then there's nothing better: getting paid, perhaps even handsomely, to do what you love and getting to do it your own way.

This is intended to be a very hands-on guide, with examples, and in part 2, if there's interest, actual tools and documents we use.

What's more, to facilitate your own business building, I will walk you through some of the things you should be aware of. Perhaps then you can avoid the multitude of mistakes and failures I did not avoid. Maybe you can do it bigger, better, and faster.

That's a beautiful thing.

#Understanding Your Strengths and Weaknesses and Why It Matters

Spend time learning about your strengths and weaknesses. As MRP suggests, be honest and objective. Now is not the time for delusion. I'd get others' perspectives to answer these question for you, as well. In order to succeed, you must be honest with yourself, you must "lose the ego" as every tom, dick, and harry has already told you, and you must intimately understand what you're actually good at and what you're actually not good at.

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[Tales From the Terran Republic] Enclaves

So, what's happening elsewhere in the Federation?

The rest of this series can be found here

***

Narva-6

Human Population: 1278

Primary Occupation: Agriculture

Primary Product: Vitamin Enriched Rice, Strain 13b

Actual Product: Coca Leaves

Colony Ownership: Aster Agri Corp

Actual Owner: Void Gazers

Sergeant Gluush of the Federation Expeditionary Force took cover behind a rotting log, trying to press himself into the mud.

They hadn’t even managed to make it to the farm complex, still eight kilometers away. Massive explosions had wrecked all of the APC’s in their convoy sending them tumbling into the swamps below.

They knew to expect homemade bombs. These were humans after all. Their skill with crude chemical explosives was well known but they were told not to worry. Their APCs were heavily shielded and armored. It would take a blast from a grav-tank to stop one of them, and they were flying over a hundred meters above the marshy ground, well beyond the range of even their infamous shaped charges.

It didn’t matter. One second they were closing in on the farms and the next… There was the shriek of an alarm and then… BOOM. There was a huge hole in the APC and they were falling…

And over half of his squad was dead. They lost two more who couldn’t get free of their “safety restraints” before the APC sank into the mire.

In seconds, their company was decimated with the stunned survivors cowering behind whatever they could find trying to figure out exactly what just happened.

“Sergeant!” a voice shrieked.

The sergeant winced. Why hadn’t the captain been one of those killed?

“Sir?” the sergeant replied as the captain waded up.

“You will stand and salute when addressed by a superior officer!”

“Sergeant!”

The sergeant reluctantly stood and saluted the captain. As he did so he noticed something strange.

Someone had cut the some of the limbs of a nearby thurga tree.

Nine-hundred meters away a barrel, wrapped in something resembling moss, slowly shifted by a few degrees.

“Sergeant, gather the men and prepare to march to that rise.”

“Are you certain, sir? That would put us-”

“It’s the only solid groun-”

The sergeant stood open mouthed in horror as the top third of his commanding officer disappeared, spraying him with a light green liquid.

A moment later he tried to dive for cover.

He wasn’t fast enough.

***

Keel Orbital

Human population: 130

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Excerpt: Manflayer] Free Extract

Context, following Fabius commitments to his legacy he must confronts his past colleagues to the art of flesh crafting.

Saliva dribbled from the corner of his mouth and he dabbed at it with a handkerchief. He knew that what he considered was blasphemy. The clone was his responsibility. The Benefactor had entrusted him with the guardianship of the gene-cache and all that it contained. He tore his eyes from the insensate clone and looked around. Shelves of genetic samples lined the walls, and stasis-cylinders containing harvested organs and gene-seed were hooked up to powerful generators. generators. Racks of cloned flesh quivered between tensile enhancers, and calcium slurries burbled as newly flayed bones were broken down

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Can't tell if there is a typo in my course material or my brain has ceased to function... question regarding SPG turnaround question.

Edit: I'm just blind.

Text is below:

"My buddy and I are planning a shore dive. We're descending on a gradual slope that begins at 5 meters, so our descent and ascent will be gradual part of swimming out and back underwater. We have similar cylinders filled to 200 bar/3000psi.

We plan

• 50 bar / 500 psi reserve
• 20 bar / 300 psi safety stop
• to turn the dive when we've used one third of the air available to us."

When our SPG's read ____ we should turn the dive?

My answer is not an option, so something is wrong, can someone spot it?

My reasoning (in imperial):

3000 psi tank capacity

500psi reserve + 300psi safety stop = 800 psi 'reserved' air.

3000 psi - 800psi = 2200psi of 'usable' air.

2200psi / 3 = 733.33 psi

3000 psi is what the gauge starts at, so 3000 psi - one third of the usable air (733.33) is the turnaround they have wished for. This would be 2266.66

This answer is not in the list. I have a feeling my confusion is coming from what they are determining "air available for the dive" is.

The available answers in the book:

70 bar / 800 psi 145 bar / 1900psi 157 bar / 2270 psi 170 bar / 2500 psi

Am I just misunderstanding what is being asked of me?

EDIT: Fuck me I'm blind, it's right there, NEVER MIND. BRAIN HAS CEASED TO FUNCTION. Maybe I'm just dyslexic lol, I swear it was a different number the first 4 times I read it.

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29 Songs You May Have Missed In 2017

Just realized I never posted this. I posted all of these write-ups over the course of the month of April in the Daily Discussion threads, here they are compiled for your reading pleasure.

Ledisi is one of those people who’s big in the r&b/soul sphere that runs perpendicular to the pop scene but doesn’t quite make the area of intersection, which is a shame because she’s golden voiced and releases great music. This song is about the desire for an all encompassing love that loves her “all the way,” complete with a delicate string arrangement and that slow burn classic drum/piano, and she sells the hell out of it. It’s the kind of overly romantic song that usually gets labelled as wedding fodder, but when it sounds this pristine that’s not even pejorative.

This is standard “badass rapper boast” track but she manages to avoid (too many) cliches and elevate the song with synth drenched sonics. She has a very laid back flow that bleeds nicely into her raspy singing and it sounds great; this song just feels good to listen to, it’s very easy on the ears. She sounds like an absolutely fierce queen but there’s also a heartwarming little twist on the lyrics during the bridge that keeps the song from just being empty swagger.

This cut from Queen Elizabitch addresses the daunting topic of body positivity and knocks it out of the park. Her lyrics are layered and inspiration, using clever wordplay to take shots at the more toxic aspects of our beauty obsessed culture in a manner that’s simultaneously tactful and sassy. Her delivery is as fiery as always and the way she just attacks her bars works really well with the beat and the message of this track.

On their final album Fifth Harmony felt mature enough to handle how horny their music was, and without Camila’s hurricane of runs in the mix they had to rely on confidence and charisma rather than just volume. Case in point: “Deliver,” a Mariah-esque r&b track that sees them spitting flirty lines over a smooth arrangement of piano/trap/finger snaps, is possibly the most addicting song in their discography. The song is really written to play to their strengths, giving them mate

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BAPTISTE GUIDE (0 - 4000SR)

DISCLAIMER 1: If you want to Slam Dunk your way through my Thicc 5000+ Word Essay, feel free to skip to the first title 'BAPTISTE BIOTIC LAUNCHER'.

DISCLAIMER 2: As Usual, Thank You to everyone who's supported these guides regardless of platform. Similar to the Brigitte Guide I did a week ago, I'll also be AWARDING the TOP UPVOTED Comment in 24-36 HOURS to show some Gratitude and Appreciation for all the Support these guides have gotten. Here's a link to all the guides I've made;

BRIGITTE

ZENYATTA

LÚCIO

MOIRA

DISCLAIMER 3: If you prefer to learn things in a video format over text, here's a link to basically Everything Below In Under 15 Minutes: https://youtu.be/65e0GV8qfbE Time Stamps are also embedded throughout the scroll bar so you can skip to which bits suit you.

DISCLAIMER 4: If you don't know who I am/why you should care, here's a short intro: Hi, I'm "Major Midge," and I am a low GM Flex Support Player from the UK. I've coached players on Fiverr from varying different SR ranges (On Both Tank and Support) and they have all seen highly positive responses! :)

# BAPTISTE BIOTIC LAUNCHER

This shoots a 3 round burst dealing 25 damage per round, with a rate of fire of 1 burst per 0.65 seconds, a fall-off range of 25-40 meters (Which I'll mention later on in the Positioning section of this guide) and a minimum damage of 12.5. Bap can also fire healing nades, travelling at 60 meters per second, with a splash radius of 3 meters, dealing 50 healing, with a fire rate of 0.8 seconds, and an ammo capacity of 12. Reload time is 1.5 seconds.

# BAPTISTE BIOTIC LAUNCHER TECH

1. Fire Your Heal Nades Into the Air Before a Teamfight to increase Healing output by double, or to simulatenously heal and damage; Of which you should do the latter - The reason being is that any poke you get at the start of the game will be healed
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[F] A Red Hand Weeps Ch.2

Thank you for the feedback to Ch.1 where we were introduced to a murder mystery in the Drukhari capital. In chapter 2 we get a glimpse of life outside of the grand spires of the Kabals.

A Red Hand Weeps Ch 2. A walk on the promenade

The Grand Promenade was a dangerous place, even by the standards of a city of dangers. While it’s danger was not cause enough for note, the particular type of danger was. The promenade sat almost equidistant from the vast collusiums and drug factories of the Wych cults, the true space portals of the Kabalite raiding fleets and the pits of the Haemonculus flesh-sculptors. This equidistance from the three main power brokers resulted in a convergence of trade. Everyone would eventually have cause to walk the promenade and it is this that gave it such a particular type of danger; that of density. This many Drukhari in once place, all looking to their own purposes, their own plots, made it a spectacularly dangerous place.

In the unfathomable vastness of the pocket universe that made up the capital city of the Drukhari race it was rare for any place to be considered crowded. The largest crowds would only gather for the return of notable slave raids, or in the collusiums during blood games, but these were more the exception than the rule, except for the Grand Promenade, where it was always busy.

The stone slabs that made up the wide walkway were interrupted by jutting spike spires, their purpose ostensibly being to discourage hellions from using the wide space as a racetrack. Each spire was many stories high, studded along its length with wickedly barbed spikes. In the perpetual twilight cast by the captured suns figures could be seen hanging. Even the superlative eyesight of the Drukhari would be hard pressed to tell if those hanging figures had been flug their from even greater heights during games between Hellion gangs, or if they were occupied by gargoyle still Scourge information traders, watching the comings and goings of their ground bound kin, sifting the vastness of movement bellow for any information that others might pay well to know.

A steady flow of bodies flowed along the walkway of the Grand Promenade, a mix of Drukhari, Alien mercenaries, slave servants, and others whose fate had deposited into Commorragh. The ebbs and flows of traffic was mirrored by the river that seeped alongside.

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Dos Máscaras | Part One: Mask On

With over 200 wrestlers currently signed to the WWE, they have arguably the most stacked roster in the entire world, but with so many talents on their hands, many unfortunately fall to the wayside in favour of a select few, barring them from ever reaching their true potential. Thus, over the course of time, people have come and gone through the hallowed doors of the biggest wrestling company, the cycle endlessly repeating. In this booking, one more will say their goodbyes in hopes of rebounding to their former glory on the booming independent scene, this individual having played a pivotal part in the indies’ success. Most notably a former PWG World and NXT Champion, their journey will begin following WrestleMania 34…

PWG All Star Weekend 14 – Tag 1

A cocky Sammy Guevara obnoxiously chews gum as he paces about the ring, currently boasting a 4-1 Win-Loss record in the Reseda promotion. He’s set his sights on becoming PWG World Champion, but before he can achieve said feat, he’s just put out an Open Challenge to anyone in the back to come out and face the self-proclaimed ‘Jesus of Wrestling’, confident that he’ll leave the night with another win under his belt. He taps his feet impatiently in wait as the crowd fire up a drum roll in anticipation for someone’s music to hit, crossing their fingers that Guevara will finally be put in his place. As they sit on the edge of their collective seats, this music hits. >!OH MY GOD, IT’S EL GENERICO!!!!<

>!One of the most prominent flagbearers in the company’s history bursts out from behind the curtain to an insane ovation, his arrival coincidentally (or not) in conjunction to Sami Zayn losing his job at WM34, but nonetheless, it’s an incredible homecoming for Generico, who leaves Guevara’s jaw dropping as he enthusiastically bounds to the ring, coming face-to-face with the 24 year-old prodigy! Sammy can’t believe his eyes, trying to call off the challenge, but there’s no backing down now, his wish granted and an opponent here for him to face! Generico tosses his cape into the crowd and gets ready in his corner, whilst Guevara struggles to come to terms with what he’s just talked himself into, forced to back himself into the opposite corner, the opening bell signalling the return of one of PWG’s very best, the Generic Luchador alive and kicking!!<

El Generico vs Sammy Guevara

Generico offers Guevara a handshake for his first match back, Sam

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Phaethon system: 140,000 feet Above the surface of Phaethon

The F/A-222 banked right and rolled as the needle shaped Ruk aircraft streaked past it spitting a solid beam of plasma past its fuselage.

"Raptor One this is Raptor four, They're going fox four and- Holy shit missile missile missi-" the air superiority drone was torn out of the sky as the warhead on the Ruk drone's missile detonated, blasting a concentrated jet of plasma through the air superiority fighter and turning its insides into molten slag.

"Raptor four's down, this is Raptor Three I have a three of them here at angels twelve five, thirteen zero, and ten five, they may have my number here."

"Hold steady Three, we're coming in hot, just hang on till the hounds get there." Raptor one said over the squadron's communications net.

"Trying one, trying." For a moment the Pilot went quiet as his focus was entirely dedicated to this one task, he had managed to line up behind one of the needle shaped Ruk Interceptors and with a grin, he pulled the trigger, letting the twin thirty millimetre accelerator cannons built into the nose of the drone speak.

"Fox Four, I repeat Fox Four."

Each thirty millimetre gauss autocannon round was a Cobalt steel SABOT wrapped in a magnetized polymer shoe, inside of the core of each round was was was known as a continuous rod warhead. This warhead was based off of a series of thin metal rods wrapped around a central high explosive warhead. When detonated the explosives inside of each shell would impart their momentum to the respective rods, upon ultimate detonation the long rod shell would fan out in a similar manor to a hollow point before breaking apart, hurtling dozens of cylinders of high density metal through the air in a manor akin to a massively scaled up high tech shotgun. Each of the twin thirty millimetre auto-cannons hurled over seventy of these rounds downrange in the single second that the pilot pulled the trigger, if anyone could hear it would sound like god himself had revved a chainsaw, and the results were equally spectacular.

The rear of the Ruk fighter disintegrated as the metal rods smashed through its paper thin armor and tore its engin

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A summary of Josh Foreman's Super Adventure Box Design Deep Dive.

This is a summary of Josh Foreman's Design Deep Dive video for those that didn't want to sit through a 7.5 hour-long video. Level designer points were left out as, in my opinion, wasn't very interesting. Examples: escalation/combination of mechanics introduced to player. Quotes are words used by Josh Foreman. In case you don't know who he is Josh Foreman is the creative director of Super Adventure Box.

[GENERAL]

• Josh Foreman has been at ANET for 15 years.

• During Josh Foreman's time, the level design and level artists were one department. Josh Foreman originally a level artist before becoming more of a level designer.

• Jumping Puzzles existing in Guild Wars 2 was Josh Foreman's idea first. Josh went to his immediate superior about the idea and asked what he thought. Everyone seemed on board with it.

• Josh Foreman was on the team developing the first holidays.

• Josh Foreman is currently working at a startup company that is well funded, developing a game that lets you make games. Is currently trying to add as many tools as possible to this game: > "so people can make their own Super Adventure Boxes"

• Josh Foreman worked on these maps: Diessa Plateau, Malchor's Leap, Sparkfly Fen, Lornar's Pass, Lion's Arch, Drytop, Silverwastes and many others. He just forgot.

• Malchor's Leap was the map that was most frustrating to design: > "I hated working on that map. That one, the concept art and everything had such grand architectural shapes but nothing that was 'this is a place and this is what this place was for' but the design was like, 'Okay, you go into the temple, okay you go into the village,' but nothing in those props invoked any of those things so it was very frustrating working on those things."

• When asked if there was anything created that was added to the game due to fan reaction: > "It's part of our iteration cycle to see how things are received. We pivot more or less as we went. Season 1 was experimenting so let's try everything and see what people talked about the most, liked the most, praised the most, complained about the least. Literally everything you do you're gonna have some amount of the population complain about it and say that it's bad and in the wrong direction. And you have the double problem that the loudest people are typically the most upset about it so you have this knock-on/doubling effect that it's magnifies the negativity about a thing. Most people are somewhere

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Booking Cesaro Post WM30 - Part Three: Upwards

Part One Here!

Part Two Here!

Raw, August 23rd, 2015

It's the top of the second hour, and Roman Reigns is out to celebrate winning the gold, when he's interrupted by Cesaro. Cesaro congratulates the new champion, but says their war is far from over. Reigns chuckles and says it was a hell of a fight, before holding the title aloft, when all of a sudden... WHAT THE HELL? IT'S THE WYATT FAMILY!

Reigns is laid to rest with a Sister Abigail as Strowman, Harper and Rowan manhandle Cesaro, leaving the two men destroyed in the middle of the ring as Wyatt cackles, the arena blacking out as we head to commercial.

Raw, August 30th, 2015

Cesaro is looking for a fight, and calls out Bray Wyatt, who appears on the titantron to talk to the Swiss Cyborg. Bray says that his attack on Cesaro was nothing personal - he just so happened to share a ring with Roman Reigns at that moment, a man that Wyatt had been feuding with for months. Now he has a match scheduled with Roman for Night of Champions, and wants to disregard Cesaro's fury.

The Swiss Cyborg declares he's going to find Wyatt's spooky little background and destroy him. Wyatt nods, looking disappointed, and the lights come up to reveal Strowman, Harper and Rowan behind him. Cesaro slowly turns, and HE'S OBLITERATED BY A TACKLE BY STROWMAN! He's beaten down by all three men, before eventually being put through the announce table in a heap.

It's announced Cesaro's out with an injury for an indefinite amount of time, but he says on Twitter he fully intends to get revenge.

Raw, September 28th, 2015

Bray Wyatt is in the ring cutting a promo, having fallen short against Roman Reigns at Night of Champions, when all of a sudden, we hear some very familiar music... CESARO IS BEHIND BRAY WYATT! SWISS UPPERCUT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! He throws wild punches through Harper and Rowan as Wyatt scrambles, and PICKS UP STROWMAN FOR A NEUTRALIZER! WHAT STRENGTH! He roars at Wyatt that he wants him at Hell in a Cell as Bray scrambles away.

Raw, October 5th, 2015

Bray delivers a message on the Titantron to Cesaro, saying that if he wants to get his wish of a match at Hell in a Cell, he must first make it THROUGH Hell - starting tonight.

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[OC] Hammer and Anvil (Part 1 of 2: Unexpected Allies)

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The Xan’thuilli ship hit us in hyperspace, lurking in the mass-shadow of a star and then striking as we passed by. We tumbled, flailing. Our hyperspace engines stuttered and cut out, and I heard the alarms as one of them failed. From the sound of it, something was on fire.

With a horrific wrench that almost made me shed my vestigial tail, the Promise Upheld was suddenly back in realspace. The alarms were still wailing, but our battleshields went up so that when the Worms slid out of hyperspace and slammed another attack into us, it splashed harmlessly into the void. However, a second alarm joined the first.

“Field calibration has slipped!” warned the shield-tech, an amphibioid from Deep Dreaming that was in the middle of its asexual cycle. Its name sounded like water gurgling down a drain, so we'd called it Burble. “We lost three-sixteenths in that hit alone!” Dreamers had eight fingers and eight toes, so when they went civilised, they jumped straight into tech with a sixteen-base number system. It wasn’t the weirdest xeno-habit I’ve ever had to adapt to.

I worked the electronic warfare (known for some obscure reason as 'weps'), ensuring they didn’t lock us up with their weapons, while the guns crew fired back and the rest of us did what we could to not get dead in the next few microcycles.

“How long to recalibrate?” snapped Captain Ja’kara. She was a warm-blooded reptilian like me, but she was a Pillan while I was a Fastrek. Still, species doesn’t matter when you’re fighting for your life. Crew is crew is crew, as Ja’kara told me once.

“Seven-sixteenths of a demi-cycle!” Burble replied at once. “Five-sixteenths if I slice the edges off.”

The ship lurched, and I saw three close stars whirl by, then shots skipped off the edge of our shield. Everything shuddered. “Helm, take us into hyper again!” ordered Ja’kara. “Shields, get calibrating! Weps, blind the bastards!”

The good thing about crewing the Promise Upheld was that everyone trusted everyone else to do their job. Ja’kara didn’t need to tell me how to do my job; as soon as she started giving orders, I was already setting up the biggest hyperspace flare I could manage, to slow the Xan’thuilli ship down so we’d have a chance to calibrate our battleshields properly.

We curled around another incoming shot, returned fire (which they skipped aside for) and then dived stra

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Mountain Roc

This creature evolved on an Earth where humans suddenly vanished and the world was left to advance and adapt without them.

The new world after humanity yas a habit of pushing creatures to the extreme. The Crag Lion, the Skull Bear, and the Dozer Cow are examples of this. Pushing an extreme on the ground is not so difficult, and it's even easier in the water. Arguably, the most demanding place to evolve might be the sky. Hard limits on mass and shape, the requirements of wing area fighting against the need for light weight and maneuverability, the effective ban on nonstandard body parts - it's a lot to deal with when making a change. Fortunately, nature loves a challenge.

The Mountain Roc is, in a nutshell, a giant eagle. It's not as big as the Dragon Condor, but is heavier. While the other sky giant is built for steady cruising, the Mountain Roc is built for performance & has to have the muscle, bones, and brains to support that - all of it extra baggage when it books a flight. There's also the issue of a blade over two inches, of which the Mountain Roc carries several.

The average Mountain Roc has a wingspan brushing past thirty feet. Their wings are slightly larger in proportion to their body than a traditionally-sized bird of prey, but otherwise they're hard to distinguish from a distance. Adults have a rusty brown plumage devoid of markings; these birds are too big for camouflage & too busy for fashion. A huge, curved, bronze beak sits at the front of the face for large, intelligent eyes to leer over, and black talons as long as your arm await action at the tip of each toe.

Unlike the Dragon Condor, Mountain Rocs can fly from a standing start. They're capable of taking flight from the ground without any runway or other aeronautical nonsense; at least, a few times a day. The power needed to get the bird off the ground is provided by a network of fast-twitch muscle fibers placed across the chest and into the wings. These allow the bird to beat its wings with nearly hysterical strength, rising high enough to fly normally. Producing this power is a bit more than should be asked of mortal tissue, and each take-off does a fair amount of damage to these important muscles; much like when you an active person does a long run or strenuous workout, except, all done over the course of a few seconds. This tearing of muscle is normal and heals easily, however, in this case it's a lot of damage to a little bit of muscle. Most Mountain R

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Respect Meta Knight (Kirby)

"My one wish is to become stronger...so I wish to fight...the greatest warrior in the galaxy!"

Little certain is known about Meta Knight. We don't even know his species, despite looking very similar to Kirby whenever the mask that takes up his entire body shatters. What we do know, however, is that he is a fierce warrior. Once seeking to conquer Dream Land simply due to disapproving of their 'lazy' lifestyle, he has since become an ally to those who defend it, most notably Kirby. While they still occasionally clash over matters which could have been solved with simple communication, such as when he fought to protect a chest containing an ancient evil that Kirby just thought contained his shortcake, when he's still of his own free will he more often than not works alongside Kirby. This has led to him going beyond Pop Star, using his skill to protect the entire universe.

#Games

SS - Kirby's Super Star
NiDL - Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
AM - Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
MA - Kirby: Mouse Attack
SSU - Kirby Super Star Ultra
Mass - Kirby Mass Attack
PR - Kirby: Planet Robobot
BR - Kirby Battle Royale
SA - Kirby Star Allies
EY - Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
DC - Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

As a note, above all of these, Kirby's Dream Collection is particularly dubious as to whether it's canon to the general Kirby universe. Any feat marked 'K' comes from that game's Meta Knightmare, a 'what if' mode which shows what would have happened if Meta Knight took Kirby's role in the given game. Any feats tagged 'Minigame' come from a minigame in that game, and the feat will be fully italicized to help make it distinct.

#Strength

###General

These all can be performed by any attack by any character in gameplay.

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1960 Campaign

Hello. Many of you may have seen my translation of the EPIC mod, which is still in progress. However, I've also been working on another project. This project is a 1960 campaign. I have the weapons, planes, and vessels done, but not the campaign. However, creating a campaign is a huge endeavor. So, before I undertake this effort, I want to ask you guys a simple question: Is it fun? I don't want to go through the effort of making a campaign if it's not fun or there is no interest.

I am doing this for your thoughts. Please reply telling me if you found this fun or not. Thank you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: REQUIRES EPIC MOD

Installation: Install Epic Mod into your CW directory, and make sure it loads. Then, merge my ColdWaters_Data with the one added by the EPIC mod. Once this is done, launch the game. Open Unit Reference, and if it loads up and doesn't crash, then you're good to go. Also, the FunPlus(TM) add-on can be added by throwing it in with the rest. It gives both sides "game-y" weapons to make things more...exciting.

Vessel List: Komar, Riga, Kola, Kotlin, Skoryy, Kronshtadt, Kildin, Sverdlov, Zulu, Whiskey, Romeo, Foxtrot, November, Golf, Whiskey Twin Cylinder, Forest, Mitscher, Gearing, Iowa, Essex, Albacore, Barbel, GUPPY, Tang, Regulus, Geroge Washington, Nautilus, Skate, Skipjack

Note: Many ships have "Anti Missile Guns" listed, but they should be tuned down so they can't fire. If you encounter any missile guns shooting, please tell me which class is causing the problem.

Weapons:

Mark 37 Mod 0: Mark 37 without the wire and a worse sensor

Mark 39: Very slow wire-guided torpedo with a speed of only 15 knots.Mark 44: US surface and aircraft-launched ASW torpedo

SAET-50M: Soviet ASuW torpedo, very short range.

SET-53: Soviet ASW torpedo, actually better sensor than the Mark 37 Mod 0

Regulus: US Land Attack missile found on the Regulus-Carrying SSGs.

Regulus ASuW: Epic mod gives the Soviets a non-existent ASuW cruise missile for the Twin Cylinder, so the US Regulus-Carrying SSGs also get an anti-ship missile.

Note that, hopefully, the Anti-Ship missiles for both sides will destroy themselves if you dive or don't have your RADAR mast up.

Mark 38: Canceled dual-purpose torpedo with a range of 10,000 yards and a speed of 35 knots

Mark 16 Mod Fun: A Mark 16 with a small (100 yards) sensor added

SET-53MA: Fictitious modernized version of the SET-53 with triple the range, nearly double the speed

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But The Pizza Did Not Burn

Last night around 3 AM I sat at my computer running some pigs off stream. Enjoying some of the other aspects of the game I don’t get to fully dive into when I’m live. Hanging out with guildies in the chat, saying stupid things that make them question my intelligence, the usual. when I realize “oh shit my elios pizza!”.

Now this was a fresh box of elios pizza. I haven’t been going to the supermarket all that often but went to one that day so It was nice to have some food in the house. (Especially when it’s 3 am and you’re packing boulders.) so you might be able to understand how important this pizza was to me at the time.

Anyway. I hit enter on the keyboard and send the half baked ridiculous idea I was typing to my guild in the chat. stop my character about 300 meters from the walls to bound across my apartment and turn off the oven. Open the oven, see the pizza, turn around to look at my computer “OH SHIT!” I exclaim to myself at 3A.M within the walls of my one bedroom apartment so that all of my neighbors can hear me getting ganked by Zybak.

With a centaur like agility I bound with 3 leaps to my computer and get there with enough health to take the fight and still do it. But In my mind I know that the oven is still too hot. The pizza is still being cooked and “oh no the pizza” is all I can think as the new thought of “oh shit he’s fucking doing it” creeps into my mind.

This little guinea pig is firing on all cylinders, his little trigger fingers are going at lightning speed and I’m like a WW1 private trying to make it across no mans land back to my friendly trenches but he’s too god damn fast with his Michael Jordan leaps. The hail of gunfire is landing all around me and I’m just trying to get home to my got damn family when I finally make it to a rock and get some cover. I bandage but it’s too late his little guinea pig legs are too strong and I’m powerless to avoid their incredible vertical lift.

he blows me away just 10 meters from my fort’s walls so close and yet so far.

But the pizza did not burn.

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Superman #11 - Shocking Debut

DCNext proudly presents...

#Superman

in “Shocking Debut”

Edited by u/dwright5252

NOTE: This issue takes place before Guardian #9!

Leslie Willis had to take a moment to register the shock she had been dealt.

“But… but I’ve been on this station for ten years! ‘Livewire’ has been the alternative voice for Metropolis news for as long as most people can remember! What the hell’s changed?”

Jack Hanover, the station manager for WMET, crossed his arms as he looked at Willis from across his office desk. Utter contempt was etched across his face. “Well, I’m not sure. Maybe it has something to do with you mocking a dead man on the air!”

Willis rolled her eyes. “Please. I was hard on the Big Blue Boy Scout when he was alive and kicking, why should I stop when he’s dead?”

Hanover banged his fist on the desk. “Because he’s not alive to answer you, and his friends and family are grieving!” He took a deep breath. “You know, I didn’t care that you got high ratings. When I came on this station, I was ready to fire you for saying such inflammatory garbage about a man who’s done nothing but help people over the last few decades. But then I read in the Planet that Superman actually credited you as one of the people keeping him honest, and that he was happy to take your criticism.

“So I let you continue your little anti-Superman rant hour, and now what happens?” Hanover picked up a transcript of Leslie’s latest broadcast, and began to read it in an impression of Leslie’s high pitched, scratchy voice. “To quote you exactly, ‘It’s been a surreal couple of weeks, folks. Super-Stooge killed himself to make his Random Space Kid punch this other Random Space Rock Monster really hard after trashing this town for the umpteenth time, and now everyone is whining that he’s gone, instead of wondering where this random guy who claims to be his son came from.’

“I just… why?’ As Willis opened her mouth, Hanover snapped. “I don’t wanna hear it. Get the hell out of my office, get your things, an

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Legacy

Source: https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/48812

RUST

LUCUS PLANUM EXPANSE

MARS

Tectonic groans shake the surface. Apollinaris Mons had been bellowing pyroclastic clouds for two days before the quakes doused its ambition. They shattered the volcano's southern slope, sending the landmass shelves that supported Apollinaris' caldera into freefall. Volcanic lightning forked illumination through plumes of soot over the cascading landslide. The face of Mars shed, and with it the glint of a treasured age was laid bare; grit-polished bone that hung among the alloy-flaked basalt cliffs like trophies in an iron case.

Fresh Martian storms cut red into the sky.

Oxidized sandscape stretches for miles around the broken mountain, bent into multiple sloped creases that had cupped Apollinaris' base before the fall. Their fracturing borne spillways down the volcano's banks, as if loosed from between the fingers of fallen Ares, lost to time and waiting to be exhumed.

Dunes migrate outward from the ruin, carried forward on strong zephyrs—each ever distant from the last. Under the windblown sands knuckled patches of basalt are revealed like fossils carefully brushed into sunlight by the breath of Aeolus. Wind, now unfettered by stony resistance, roars across open wastes, unfurls through the salt-encrusted yardangs that sparsely pock the surrounding desert, and rejoins the currents. Dust and ash follow. Thirteen salt-form opalescent spires encage the approach. They had ribbed inward against the caldera’s deluge; soot-ash frenzy staining them of burnt bones.

Within the storm, a glow refracts.

A red-sea pyre.

Coals still warm.

A sojourner’s welcome.

Ana Bray traverses the newly sunken expanse, wrapped in mixed layered garb that forms a pseudo-duster and trails her frame in scruffy shawls of loose thread. Jinju glides in front of her and spins a thin Light barrier to buffet away the scouring winds. She halts at the shore of the caldera, Apollinaris Mons’ wide crest vies for dominance over the horizon as it presses the borders of her vision. Resonators embedded across her custom SN0MASK hum and disperse dirt from her visor.

“You were right about the storm, Jinju. It’s not going anywhere.” Her voice crackles through her respirator.

Jinju chirps sassily and rocks side to side.

Jinju pointedly focuses her iris on the lengthy distance they’ve already traveled, then on the remaining

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Coronation Day [Chapter 11]

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Chapter 10 Art: The Team

Chapter 11: Bullets in the Night

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We're finally back ladies and gentlemen! Through exams and plague Akella has been working hard and today we all get to enjoy the result. As always, let us know what you think about Coronation Day and consider supporting our artist on his patreon. Thanks everyone. Stay safe out there.

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Spot leaned forward slightly as the transport ship lifted off and its thrusters pushed him down into his hard, unforgiving seat. Night had fallen in the time it took Idris to brief them all on the operation and the structure they would be targeting, the Oro’s main base of operations which was situated in a slum that bordered one of the main commercial districts of the city. The black ships quickly melted into the sky, achieving a high altitude before turning and heading for the towering, well-lit spires of the capital. The rookie breathed out heavily and received a hand on the shoulder from his mission partner in response. The Sekhama operated on something of a modified buddy system when in combat, and he’d been training with Tark since he’d joined the organization on his sixteenth birthday.

"You alright, Spot?" The cheetah asked.

"Just the jitters, Tark," he admitted. Being the tip of the spear in a high altitude deployment craft while the rest of the strike force was travelling in normal, low altitude, all purpose shuttles drove the point home. His guts felt tight even without all the magitech resistance fiber and plating woven into his armor.

"Yeah I hear you, man. My first op was no different. Look, I'm not saying this will be a cakewalk but they don't know we're coming. Maybe there will be some small arms fire from the rooftops at worst. We'll handle it. Just stay behind me."

"Yeah, you got it Tark. I'll get your six."

"Just remember your training and you'll do fine, no heroics or glory. That comes later. The harem's waiting for us when we get back, and there’s a particular spotted gal among the maids I’ve heard has been wondering what the barbs feel like," the cheetah said with a grin, making a not so subtle gesture to

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Different Types of Airsoft Replicas Guide

This guide is a comprehensive dive into different types of airsoft replicas, as well as some basic upgrades and common issues with the replica type. I will also include an beginner/lower end model, and a higher end model that I suggest if you are looking at that type of replica. Some of these recommendations might be sold out due to the current pandemic, keep that in mind before you comment "iTs Not Available".

#THIS THREAD IS BEING WORKED ON CONSTANTLY WITH NEW INFORMATION. SOMETHING YOU WANT ADDED? COMMENT BELOW

1. M4'S
2. AK'S
3. FAL'S
4. SVD'S
5. MP5'S
6. L85'S
7. G36'S
8. SG’S
9. M14’s

#M4'S

The m4 or AR-15 variant of airsoft replicas is the most commonly used, as well as the most recognizable replica that exists in the airsoft world. It is also the most customizable platform, with anything inside and out being able to be swapped out. This is the main reason why it is used the most out of all the platforms. The m4 platform uses a V2 style gearbox, which is the easiest to work on from a teching perspective. For a complete look at the internals of a v2, take a look at this guide here. The biggest issue with V2 gearboxes is the ability for certain gearboxes to crack very easily. A crack in your gearbox will most certainly not allow your replica to work, this normally happens with very cheap brands (I.E: DB, Lancer Tactical, Matrix, APS, etc).

• Heavier BB's (.28's and higher)
• Better Barrel
• High Torque Motor/High TPA Motor

Recommended Models/brands

Beginner-APEX Fast Attack-\$90-100

#AK'S

The AK platform is the 2nd most used airsoft platform in the world, and for good reason. A far amount of airsoft AK's are made of much higher quality than some M4 varients, although this is not to say that there are horrendous AK models out there. The 2 most common types of AK'S you will find is the classic AK47/AKM and the AK74 varients. The AK uses a V3 style gearbox, as pictured here. You will notice how it looks nothing like a V2, so keep that in mind before you open it up! Youtube is a very powerful tool in learning how to tech, so I advise you use that to your advan

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Has anyone heard of "Viper TV" the Youtube Channel? I have no idea what they're on about

I took a peek at this video because it was recommended for me, but within the first few minutes I was already cocking an eyebrow at what seemed like a youtube version of the old History Channel "ancient aliens" bs. It starts by describing a supposed Akkadian seal from an East Berlin museum (VA 243), which *supposedly* depicts the planets all the way out to Neptune and Uranus, plus Pluto (placed within the orbit of Saturn) and a mysterious Planet X. I'm already pretty certain this is a very "generous" reading of the cylinder seal, and wondering how they decided that those must be outer planets instead of say bright stars on the seal, but then it shifts gears into a deep discussion of Moon geology (no egregious mistakes that I could here) before segueing into some Near East Mythology 101 (creation story dealing with Marduk and Tiamat). The title is "Sumerians Tell a Very Different Version than the Historians - Their Words are Inexplicable" but I don't know if they're just trying to dress up a discussion of Ancient Near East mythology with some "interesting" astronomy, or if they're trying to portray the ancient Sumerians as some sort of Astronomy geniuses whose true knowledge was lost to time.

I didn't listen to the whole thing (a 1 hour informational video is a blessing when you want a deep dive into something, but more of a curse when you aren't sure how much the author is making up as they go along), and so I don't truly know what the video's "point" is. I skipped ahead and most of it seems to be Ancient Near East cosmology, with discussions of the Firmament and so forth. But I couldn't get a handle on whether this channel was trying to accurately portray the beliefs and knowledge of the civilizations (in which case they shouldn't have tried to claim Neptune, Uranus and Pluto showed up on a seal script) or if it was trying to pass off some Ancient Aliens style conspiracy about the planets as real scholarship.

Either way, the channel's name makes them practically ungoogleable, since all I saw was stuff dealing with the Viper TV show instead. I was curious if anyone else had watched their stuff and knew if it was legit scholarship dressed up with clickbait, or if they were making it up as they go along.

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Treasure Hunter

Ever been on a large water body before, like a lake, or a river? Before entering the water, you definitely would have some experienced dude with you, like your dad, probably an avid kayaker, or your cousin, who spends his summer swimming at the lake. They would say things like, nope, don’t bring your phone/wallet/glasses/jewellery/whatever out there, you’ll drop them into the water, and they’ll never be found. But being the rebellious one, you’ll ignore them, thinking “I’ll just be careful, and always keep them by my side!” Later during the day, you’d accidentally knock them into the water and watch helplessly as they disappeared into the murky depths.

If Lake Hegar is where you lost your stuff, I guess I can help you. If it’s Friday evening or on the weekend, you can always wait for me at my usual spot, the Mermaid Stone, where I will dive into the lake and explore the depths for things that people dropped into the lake. If you’re lucky, I’ll find your beloved belonging on that day itself; if you’re not, you can always leave me your number/email/whatever means of communication for me to contact you if I ever find your stuff.

But if you dropped your stuff too far from shore…..I think you can pretty much forget about them. They’ve become someone else’s treasure.

My dad taught me how to swim and dive at Lake Hegar when I was three years old. Since then, diving has always been my passion. It’s just mesmerising how the physics of the environment changes when I enter the water. On dry land, my feet are rooted to the ground; but in the water, I have total control over wherever I want to go. I can descend quickly, feeling the rush of water against my skin, yet come to a perfectly controlled arrest just a few centimetres above the lakebed, suspended in an effortless hover. That magical feeling was something you can’t experience anywhere on earth.

I started diving for people’s belongings in the lake about a year ago when I chanced upon some YouTube videos of people doing just that. Those videos inspired me to start my own YouTube channel, where I’ll upload my own forays into the deep, wearing my own trusty wetsuit and snorkel, and of course, my very own GoPro camera. It was fascinating, to find all those little treasures hidden inside all the little nooks and crannies, half-buried inside the sand, or partially covered by underwater foliage. It was nice to share my findings with the other lake-goers too, who often gathered around me when I surfaced, excited

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[Hello World] - Part 3

NSFW (in the first scene there is an attempted rape)

“This is it,” Matthew smirked with a bit of a flourish, holding back the door and gesturing Chloe inside. “Prototype DRN-42, the proof of concept that kick-started the Android Craze.” Chloe peered excitedly into the cramped storage closet. Tucked into the back corner, half-obscured by an old lab coat that had been tossed aside, the First Android stood like the monument of a new era. It was so rudimentary that it was almost laughable. It had a bucket-shaped head with a single lens for visual function, with a circular speaker screen beneath the lens for verbal responses. Its legs were little more than triple-cylinder CAF-5x pistons with a single knee joint, and the arms were solid telescoping pieces lacking elbows. The chest cavity was almost completely exposed, displaying wires, memory drives (for the background processes, at least), the primary motor, and the main battery pack.

Biting her lip in fascination, Chloe asked, “Does it still work?”

Matthew shrugged, watching her excitement. He’d never fucked a gearhead before--most were too butch for his liking--but she was filled out in all the right places, so he took it as a challenge. Seeing her flush in joy made him want her even more.

Letting the door swing closed behind him, he reached out and gently stroked her arms, tickling her soft skin just beneath her short sleeves. “We can try to turn it on, if you want.” He leaned forward and blew in her ear.

Jerking her shoulder up, she spun around in shock. “Ew, what are you doing?” she exclaimed, backing away from him.

“Come on, I let you in to see the prototype,” Matthew said with as much charm as he could muster. “I need a little something in return.” He seized her wrist and pulled her close to him, leaning in with puckered lips.

“Get off me!” Chloe screamed, shoving his chest. He was much bigger than her, so she only succeeded in pushing herself deeper into the cluttered closet. The back of her legs collided with a box of something scientific, and she stumbled back. Matthew surged forward, leaning over her and pinn

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Dream about swimming on another planet with friends

I was with my friends (we gonna call them Ollie and Kyle) and we take off in this spaceship and land in an underground base on another planet. Our mission is to dive in this lake, it’s about 200 feet deep and cylinder shaped, you can see the end of said lake about 100 feet away. Kyle, Ollie and I suit up and get out diving equipment on and dive in. The water is clear and the interior walls of the lake are dark blue. The same color as almost everything in this dream. When you swim down enough, there are these doors that we go though into our rooms. The rooms have been customized to look like our own rooms but better. There’s no one else there. I remember Kyles room because it had coke cans everywhere just like her real room. The next part of our mission is to look around the lake for anything interesting. We open the doors so go swimming again and the water doesn’t flood into the rooms, rather just sits there, waiting for us. We go into the water and swim up. Looking up you can see plants and the sky and it’s really pretty. I’m having a bit of trouble breathing because I’m in water with scuba gear on in this dream.

Then I wake up.

The end.

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[Drukhari Ficton] A Red Hand Weeps Ch 2

Chapter 1. can be found here and shout out to u/GazingWing who I promised to give a heads up when I posted this.

In chapter 1 we are introduced to the mystery and in chapter 2 we get a glimpse of life outside of the grand spires of the Kabals.

A Red Hand Weeps Ch 2. A walk on the promenade

The Grand Promenade was a dangerous place, even by the standards of a city of dangers. While it’s danger was not cause enough for note, the particular type of danger was. The promenade sat almost equidistant from the vast collusiums and drug factories of the Wych cults, the true space portals of the Kabalite raiding fleets and the pits of the Haemonculus flesh-sculptors. This equidistance from the three main power brokers resulted in a convergence of trade. Everyone would eventually have cause to walk the promenade and it is this that gave it such a particular type of danger; that of density. This many Drukhari in once place, all looking to their own purposes, their own plots, made it a spectacularly dangerous place.

In the unfathomable vastness of the pocket universe that made up the capital city of the Drukhari race it was rare for any place to be considered crowded. The largest crowds would only gather for the return of notable slave raids, or in the collusiums during blood games, but these were more the exception than the rule, except for the Grand Promenade, where it was always busy.

The stone slabs that made up the wide walkway were interrupted by jutting spike spires, their purpose ostensibly being to discourage hellions from using the wide space as a racetrack. Each spire was many stories high, studded along its length with wickedly barbed spikes. In the perpetual twilight cast by the captured suns figures could be seen hanging. Even the superlative eyesight of the Drukhari would be hard pressed to tell if those hanging figures had been flug their from even greater heights during games between Hellion gangs, or if they were occupied by gargoyle still Scourge information traders, watching the comings and goings of their ground bound kin, sifting the vastness of movement bellow for any information that others might pay well to know.

A steady flow of bodies flowed along the walkway of the Grand Promenade, a mix of Drukhari, Alien mercenaries, slave servants, and others whose fate had deposited into Commorragh. The ebbs and flows of traffic was mirrored by the river that

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Booking Cesaro Post WM30 - Part One: Superman

Cesaro is truly one of the most underrated guys in all of professional wrestling. While it's slightly more understandable now, as he gets older and the roster gets more and more tightly packed, the fact he was handed a great angle with a tremendous WrestleMania win and a Paul Heyman endorsement only to have the rug pulled out from under him is disgraceful. With this booking, we start on the Raw after Wrestlemania 30, and see how far we can go from there within three parts.

Raw, April 7th, 2014

It's the Raw after Wrestlemania, and the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy is sitting in the middle of the ring, alongside a very proud Zeb Colter. He's grinning underneath all that facial hair, when out comes Cesaro, not to the Real Americans theme, but to this. Colter looks confused, but he's relieved to see Cesaro still wearing Real Americans gear. Cesaro walks to the ring, shakes Hogan's hand and snubs Colter's handshake attempt before hoisting the trophy high.

Colter looks dejected and yells at Cesaro, asking what he's doing, but Cesaro pulls the mic out of his hands to a pop from the crowd. Cesaro says that he doesn't have to justify his actions - he found his own success without Colter at ringside to help him in the ARMBAR, and as much respect as he has for Colter's history, he has precisely no interest in staying under the management of someone like him. He scoffs at Zeb and again hoists his trophy up, the screen fading out for commercial with Cesaro the only one in frame.

Raw, April 14th, 2014

The next week, it's announced that the opening bout will see Cesaro take on Jack Swagger, with Swagger furious at Cesaro for snubbing Colter. Swagger makes his entrance, looking cocky and smug, before the titantron shows Cesaro beaten down in Gorilla Position. Medics rush around him, but he pushes them aside, before making his way out to a rapturous ovation.

Cesaro vs Jack Swagger

The match gets underway, and quickly, it's Jack Swagger who takes control, laying in the heavy shots on a wounded Cesaro. He throws Cesaro into the corner for a clothesline before connecting with a Swagger Bomb for two, and then stands up to boast, only for CESARO TO HIT A LARIAT THAT SENDS HIM OUT OF THE RING! Swagger is dazed, and talks to Colter to try and strategize as Cesaro waits in the ring.

Cesaro is getting more frustrated as Swagger waits outside the ring, standing with the comically large Andre trop

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Any help?

Hi guys, I’m not sure if it’s the best place to ask but I need some advice.

Tuesday I went with some guys to the local quarry. I’ve dived here numerous times in the past and never had any issues and I’m familiar with the layout.

In total I have 4 dives during the day down to about an average of around 30-35m. An hour to an hour and a half minimum SI.

Upon surfacing on the 4th and last dive of the day at around 8pm, after taking my kit off and my drysuit I immediately noticed a sever pain in my left shoulder/ upper arm area. It felt like I had pulled a muscle. This subsided after around half an hour to a dull ache.

Originally I passed it off as I’d done it lifting cylinders or something however surely that would be the other arm as I’m right handed?

Anyway I went home took some paracetamol and went to sleep, this morning at around 4am I woke up and the pain was a 10/10, unbearable pain in my arm and then I started to get worried. I drove myself to the hospital AE and explained it to them. I mentioned I’m not sure if it could be decompression sickness or a muscle strain. They carried out a little examination my moving my arm around and prodding at it and stuff and came back to me saying it’s most likely soft tissue strain or a pulled muscle. Went home and went back to sleep.

At this moment in time it’s still hurting, a dull ache constantly and then hurts more when I move my arm around in certain ways.

Is this decompression sickness? Should I be worried? Any help please, the AE staff seem to know nothing about it, I pretty much had to explain the symptoms of DCS to them.....

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[The Jackal Guards] - Chapter 1 (Beta Reader Test)

Chapter 1: Maritime Menace

Gothenburg, Sweden

May 28th, 2025, 23:11 Hours

The night in Gothenburg shrouded the city in a blanket of diamond blue sky and the emerging new moon. While the citizens slept soundly through the night or went about their late-night activities, a lone figure walked about along the length of the Älvsborgsbron bridge. The figure was a rather tall person even for local standards with a 7 feet stature who wore a black hood over his head. The piece of clothing seems to conform a bit tightly to his body with signs of tear starting to show in the form of stiff walking. If one looks down, one could see that this person didn’t wear pants. He instead had a wolf tail hanging down and his legs appeared to look rather muscly with what could be armor plates on them.

As he walked towards the middle of the bridge, he stopped, and took a look at the city’s port, seeing a ship, in particular, leaving port. The hull was unmistakably part of a hydrofoil styled cruise ship with its aqua blue paint color while the upper deck and bridge areas of the ship appeared to be that of a research ship with sonar on the bowl, radar mast, submersible on the rear deck and a helipad. On the board sides of the ship bear its name, “Calypso”. The vessel plows forward cutting its way through the waves as it went out to the open sea.

At this point the figure made a sudden move, he timed for when the vessel was about to pass through the bridge he was on and tied a bungee cord on the bridge’s railing. He made a running start and jumped backflipping over the railing and glass wall of the bridge. He came down on the bowl of the ship with a thud and crackling clank sound of metals meeting one another. His body assumes a kneeling pose before raising his head and torso upright revealing his true form to be an anthro robot wolf.

This robot wolf has a jet black chassis with amber red LED optics and a Herculean physique sporting rolling biceps, a muscular pectoral perfection, and six-packs on his abs. His limbs are wolf-like with claws and paw pads, his armor plates appeared to give off the visage of an ancient Greek bronze cuirass (Breastplate armor). Complete with oval nut shaped pauldrons, gauntlets on his wrists, and greaves for his legs as well as knee and elbow pads for maximum protection and optimal mobility.

He ducked behind an anchor winch on the top deck and crouch down for a moment to collect his thoughts and tapped his right ear. The radio dialing brought up

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