This is Hurricane Florence viewed through phone sensors: You can measure the atmospheric pressure with your phone! I make this app that hopes to use the barometers in phones to produce more environmental data that could one day be used in weather models to increase accuracy. Tracking Dorian now. allclearweather.com/hurri…
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Your phone probably has a barometer in it, which you can use to measure the atmosphere around you. With additional R&D, one day this data could be used in live weather models to increase forecast accuracy. Here is a graph of Hurricane Florence from last summer, by phones in North Carolina. [OC] allclearweather.com/hurri…
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Is it possible to use the barometer app from Samsung and use it's measurements to "guess" what's gonna happen to the weather ? If so, can someone show me how to "read" those measurements ? Thanks
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I'm making tools to study atmospheric physics with at home. This is my Android app I made to periodically measure atmospheric pressure using the barometer in your phone. What other physics can be done with phone sensors? play.google.com/store/app…
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Why is a barometer used as a metaphorical measure for everything, when there are other measuring instruments?

From what I understand, a barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure. So to measure, I don't know, morality, you could metaphorically then use a thermometer, speedometer, refractometer, etc. When did it become standard to use that phrase?

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Galaxy S9s are absolutely packed with sensors, and some of them can measure the atmosphere for weather forecasting! Your barometer is incredibly accurate but nearly nobody is using it to do experimental weather research. But I am! So I made this.

Hi everyone,

All Clear Weather is my US weather app that also runs multiple weather experiments. The S9 has a barometer, magnetometer, light sensor (and more!) that are all potentially useful for creating new weather forecasting data sources.

For example, check out this graph I made of Hurricane Florence using just barometers in Android phones! This data is just a neat graph, but I know that more can be done with it, like detecting when severe thunderstorms might be about to form by watching for rapid drops in atmospheric pressure.

Here is a gallery on imgur of the new All Clear Weather UI from this morning's update and a description of how some of the features work.

The experiments in the app are about using phones themselves to improve the weather forecast accuracy. Most phones have barometers in them which is amazing: this atmospheric pressure data could help detect when thunderstorms are about to form, for example.

The next experiment is the sky photos! I think I should be able to automatically detect what kind of weather is happening with just any outdoor photo! To start this process, you can send in photos of the sky with labels of what you see, and I'm using that as a training dataset for a machine learning classifier.

Today's update is mostly about the UI changes and improvements, but there are lots of other bug fixes and improvements as well.

Here's All Clear on the Play Store

What do you think? Thanks!

(It's US-only due to the difficulty I had buying international weather data from IBM/Weather Channel/elsewhere, but I'll launch internationally in the future! I Promise!)

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In Bhutan, Gross National Happiness Trumps Gross National Product. This secluded Buddhist kingdom uses a unique barometer to measure economic progress. And the message of the 2015 Gross National Happiness Index is a troubling one: Money isn’t buying enough contentment. wsj.com/articles/in-bhuta…
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Measured the atmospheric pressure while flying from Barcelona,Spain to Oslo, Norway using my phones barometer. (Unit is atm) imgur.com/4PLMp6j
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pressureNET is an Android app that crowdsources atmospheric pressure using barometers in smartphones. We're collecting about 300,000 measurements per day right now and have just launched our public API to let you access the live stream. pressurenet.cumulonimbus.…
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Sources against the narrative that "India has a Rape Culture".

I myself (plebman1125) will add some more links which were not in here:

Is India the R*** Capital of the world?: Karl Rock

Is India the rape capital of the world?: India in Details

United States and India: Two of the world's worst countries for women? | FACTUAL FEMINIST

India is not the most dangerous country for women, data shows

I also wanna give a disclaimer. I fully want justice for crimes that happen. Especially for Hathras, UP needs to improve much more in this. I am also not claiming the country is the worst nor best for women. But its far safer than people make of it.

Against the narrative that "India has a Rape Culture"

[Full credit to the unknown author who compiled this comment. I couldn't identify who wrote it originally. Below the following line is not my content. ]

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People who say India has a "rape culture" and start labeling all of us as rapists, read this (I've written this in the context of USA, but it applies to most western countries) :

  1. First fact: Media reporting standards are not the same.India's media reports things differently from media in other parts of the world. Media reports in various parts of the world have themes. American media focus a lot on race issues. Middle East media focuses a lot on sectarian issues. Indian media focuses a lot on gender issues. It would be faulty to not recognize the themes and blindly use media as a barometer..Crimes get a disproportionate share of India's media reporting. Top news sources in the US, don't report rapes in the way India does. For instance, 25 women in the US were raped/assaulted in the time I took to write this comment (about 30 mins). You wouldn't likely read about any of these 25 cases in the media.When a woman was sexually assaulted in an Uber taxi in Delhi, it became a major news and the government quickly reacted. But, such crimes involving Uber is fairly routine in the US.Sources:[http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/16/least-two-women-who-reported-sexual-assaults-boston-sunday-were-using-uber-police-say/cFHpgzcfIoBYiTfWgOqYOK/story.html](http:/
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In 1979, two families escaped East Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. They flew for 28 minutes at −8 °C (18 °F) with no shelter as the gondola was just a clothesline railing. They landed just 10km (6.2 mi) from the border. The escape was planned out over 1 and 1/2 years and took 3 attempts.

>Background

>The Eastern bloc country of East Germany was separated from West Germany by the Inner German border and the Berlin Wall, which were heavily fortified with watchtowers, land mines, armed soldiers, and various other measures to prevent its citizens from escaping to The West. The East German border patrols were instructed by standing order to prevent border penetration by all means including lethal force (Schießbefehl ("order to fire")).[3]

>Peter Strelzyk, (1942-2017), an electrician and former East German Air Force mechanic, and Günter Wetzel, (born 1955), a bricklayer by trade,[4] were coworkers at a local plastics factory[5] who had been friends for four years. They shared a desire to flee the country and began discussing ways to cross the border. On March 7, 1978, they agreed to work to plan an escape.[6] They considered building a helicopter but quickly realized they would not be able to acquire an engine capable of powering such a craft. Next, they decided to investigate the idea of constructing a hot air balloon,[7] having been inspired by a television program about ballooning.[4] An alternate account is that they were given a magazine article about the International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. by a relative.[6]

>Construction

>The pair began research into balloons. Their plan was to escape with their wives and total of four children (aged 2 to 15). They calculated the weight of the passengers and the craft itself to be around 750 kilograms (1,650 lb). Subsequent calculations determined a balloon capable of lifting this weight would need to hold 2,000 cubic meters (71,000 cu ft) heated to 100 °C (212 °F). The next calculation was the amount of material needed for the balloon, estimated at 800 square meters (8,600 sq ft).[7]

>The pair lived in Pößneck, a small town of about 20,000 where large quantities of cloth would not be available without raising attention. They tried neighboring towns of Rudolstadt, Saalfeld, and Jena without success.[8] They traveled 50 kilometres (31 mi) to Gera where they purchased 1 meter (3 ft 3 in) wide rolls of cotton cloth totaling 850 meters (2,790 ft) in length at a department store after telling the astonished clerk that they needed the large quantity of material to use as tent lining for their camping club.[7][8]

>Wetzel spent two weeks sewing the cloth into a balloon shaped bag, 15 meters (49 ft) wide by 20 meters (66 ft) long, on a 40 year old manually-operated

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First rocket flight computer questions

Hello everyone, this is a very long post and I apologize for that but I have a lot of questions and need help.

Background: So I’ve decided to do my first big Arduino project. As a big aerospace guy and rocket fan, I decided to make an Arduino based flight computer and launch pad. My rocket has been designed in fusion 360 and remodeled in Open Rocket to test different simulations and motor configurations.

Project Goal: I’ll begin with the goal of the flight computer. The goal is to measure altitude using a barometer and thermometer. I want to measure acceleration and orientation using a IMU. The data will be saved to a microSD card and analyzed on the ground to determine the acceleration in the x axis, y axis, and z axis. From there I’ll write a separate program in Python or Matlab to integrate the acceleration to determine the velocity and integrate once more to find the displacement. The whole point of this project is to practice and further my skills with coding and with Arduino and hopefully create more complicated projects in the future. I also plan to build a complicated launch pad to help calibrate the rocket before flight. I plan to measure the rocket’s acceleration and velocity as it leaves the launch pad. This will be controlled from a separate Arduino board that will communicate with the rocket flight computer. The launch pad will be armed with sensors and other hardware to analyze the rocket before flight and during take off. All this data will be saved and analyzed after the flight. The rocket flight computer will be autonomous but the launch pad will be controlled from a custom control panel at a safe distance from the rocket. I have many questions and would love advice and critique as my project continues.

Current Plan: Flight computer: The Arduino board I plan to use will be the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense. I also plan to use a generic MicroSD card adapter shield to save the flight data. Why the BLE sense: It has all the sensors I need built in making it easier to set up. It has Bluetooth which I plan to use to connect with the launch pad. It runs on 3.3 volts so less power. It has AI? It’s small which means less mass on board the rocket. Questions about flight computer:

  1. What else should I be considering for a flight computer?
  2. What characteristics should I look for in a board to determine how well it functions? What do these characteristics mean and why are they important to the boards function
  3. What does the
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What is involved in OEM waterproofing after a repair?

What exactly does Samsung / Apple / LG / etc. do to ensure that phones repaired by them go back to their original IP68 water-resistant rating?

I've heard a number of things and have questions:

  • The electronics are coated with some kind of nano coating that... does what? I would assume that the coatings make the surface non-conductive? Does the coating wear off if you touch it? Does this mean a drop of water can literally be sitting on a component and it wouldn't short?

  • Special adhesive tape that is perfectly cut to match their phones is used. This isn't available to the public?

  • They have a special testing machine. How does it work? Does it pump the inside of the phone with air and then measure if the internal pressure drops or not? Phones have an internal barometer sensor. Perhaps it's using this?

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Nutes...everything you need to know or needed to understand...the only thing about this information i dont like is the fact i didnt write it, its so well done...and one of the 7 secrets of tech

Here is the “holly grail”.....its very powerful information...mastering this chemistry can be tricky and i still find myself resorting to it regularly..sometimes for the political correctness it adds to the conversations at hand..with the background i have in horticulture i can honestly say this information is not obscure or hard to understand “BUT for one reason or another so many growers never really care to understand this stuff...they just worry about A + B = blah blah ph, and to give it cal mag at the first sign of distress and, oh ya, always give the plant what its deficiency says without figuring out the actual cause...only thing i dont like about it thesis is the fact that i failed to write it....so here it is, the information that everyone who grows ANYTHING longs to have a higher understanding of...written in plain english so its highly understandable, lol...jez, i really need to start charging for this service...ok...heres the big one; I suppose a basic introduction to the nutrients would be in order...it may be common knowledge for many, so just skip on ahead, but like I once was, many are just getting familiar and knowing the basics makes each additional step that much easier to grasp. So hang in there!

To start, here are the approximate ratios of elements generally needed by plants. primary nutrients O-45% C-45% H-6% N-1.5% P-0.5% K-1.5% secondary nutrients Ca-0.5% Mg-0.2% S-0.1% micronutrients Fe-0.01% Zn-0.002% Cu-0.006% Mn-0.005%

O, C, and H are provided through air and water mainly. We are responsible for the rest. Remember... this is a GENERAL approximation for all plant life, and cannabis, like any other plant, has certain and specific biological needs which call for some alterations to these percentages. There is no scientific standard on the proper ratios of these elements for cannabis, however it IS some agreement on the specifications for N,P,K during different stages of growth.... This is also a generalization based on VEGETATIVE growth....seedling, flowering, and flush stages require different ratios..phosphorus being the obvious! But this is a good barometer for balancing your own fert mixes!

As far as specific cannabis ratios for N-P-K...here is a quick reference. (these are just ratios...not recommended fert formulas) You may find a number of different ratios presented by different 'experts'. Feel free to experiment, but keep a record of fertilizing, so you can judge results. Seedling 5-3-4 Vegetative 5-2-3 Flowering 5-5

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Nifty Or Thrifty: Catacomb Cup (Part I)

It's our final chance for a Nifty Or Thrifty musical intro this season! sniff So let's make it a good one... with some R.E.M.!

clears throat La la la... ahem

🎼 "Season Two has moved too fast

Where should be our new address?

Frozen water is evening now

🎵 The catacombs are filling in

If my soul was made of stone

No, not, not so dark, dark

Next season is so far, it's so dark, I'm so lost

🎶 Season 3's so far, it's so far, it's so far...."

(Apologies to R.E.M. for butchering the middle section of their catchy "Letter Never Sent"... which was probably written before most of you all were even born. And here I'm staring down 40 in less than two weeks.... 😬)

But anyway, let's get to it, for the last official time this season! The "Nifty Or Thrifty" article series takes a comprehensive look at the meta for the season-ending Catacomb Cup, particularly from the perspective of which Pokémon are likely worth the cost of leveling up and adding a second charge move (nifty) and which ones would probably work out fine without heavy investment (thrifty), including some alternatives to the more expensive options. We all want to field competitive teams of six, but where can we get the best bang for our buck and where should we perhaps instead channel our inner scrooge?

Before we dive in, let's quickly define what Catacomb Cup is. As described on the main Catacomb Cup page, we're talking Bug, Dark, Grass, Ice, and Rock types, including those with multiple typings as long as one typing matches up with those five.

There are a few specific bans. No Shadow Pokemon, Legendaries/Mythicals, Regionals, or Steel. The following are also banned:

One more note before we get into it: yes, this is Part 1 (of 2), and will cover the 10k and 50k mons. Part 2 is very, very close to completion too, but I will need just a little longer to complete it this e

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The fitness industry is full of ignorant gurus that do not have a clue of what a "fit" and "healthy" lifestyle looks like

I consider myself a fit person, I work 5 days a week, and mix calisthenics, cardio and weightlifting in my regime. Like most people, I have used YouTube to try and learn new exercises, and it baffles me the legitimately horrible advice that many fitness gurus give as well as how incredibly unhealthy most of them are.

The typical fitness guru is something that fits most if not all of these points:

  1. Bro science advocate. Your typical fitness guru will come up with nonsensical advice that is either misguiding or a straight up lie, examples include: "Eat 2g of protein per pound of body weight", "dietary cholesterol doesn't translate into blood serum cholesterol"
  2. Avid steroid/PED user despite claiming the opposite. There are so many people that obviously take some sort of PED, whether it is HGH, testosterone or tren and claim to be natural. First things first, taking these substances is unhealthy, so there isn't anything "fit" or "healthy" about taking them, period. Second, these people often look like hulk and give advice that doesn't work on natural people. Third, when this advice doesn't work, natural people feel bad and resort to their products to hopefully look like them (because who would not want to look like a roided gorilla am I right) which is what my third point is about.
  3. They own or promote some sort of overpriced supplement that 99% of the people don't need. With the combination of their bro science and their unrealistic gym advice, these people generate a fanbase that feels the need to buy their $35 container of protein powder that is identical to every other protein powder out there, and imply that this supplement will make their fans attain their physique (which natural and healthy people will not be able to do).
  4. Despite not being registered dietitians, registered doctors, or having any legitimate research experience in the field of nutrition, they promote extremely unhealthy habits and diets, and often use bicep size and fat loss as the barometer to measure the healthiness of a diet, instead of nutrient deficiencies and blood work. An example that comes to my mind is when these gurus promote horrible diets like the keto or carnivore diets. I mean come on, the number 1 killer in the US is heart disease, how can a health guru promote diets that are rich in saturated fats and cholesterol which cause heart disease?

Anyways, most of these people are just scam artists that profit off of people that want to genuinely improve their lives,

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning August 10th, 2020

Good Friday evening to all of you here on r/StockMarket. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning August 10th, 2020.

Markets could be challenged by Washington stimulus talks and China tensions - (Source)


> The debate in Washington over the next round of fiscal stimulus and rising tensions between the White House and China could act as brakes on the stock market in the coming week.


> Stocks rallied in the past week but were more sluggish Friday, as investors watched stimulus talks between Democrats and the Trump administration stall out. Investors also were concerned that President Donald Trump’s executive order banning U.S. transactions with Tencent’s We Chat and Bytedance’s Tik Tok would accelerate the deterioration of relations between the U.S. and China and draw retribution.


> Just ahead of Friday’s market close, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said just that he is recommending the White House move forward with executive orders on unemployment, student loans and rental foreclosures. He said a compromise could not be reached with Democrats, who wanted a $2 trillion package. Stocks edged higher after the announcement though details of the orders and how any assistance could be funded were unclear.


> “It’s an attempt to bring the Democrats back to the table to negotiate a deal by threatening to use an executive order. They may be able to get some things down, but it won’t be enough to create the bridge they need while the economy continues to repair itself,” said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors.


> The S&P 500 was up 2.4% for the week, ending at 3,351, after a 2 point gain Friday. The Nasdaq was down 0.9% Friday, ending at 11,010. It was up 2.5% for the week.


> “Part of the reason stocks have held in there well and continue to melt up is that one of the things that is priced in is a fifth fiscal policy package of $1.5 trillion. if we don’t get one, I do think the market will retrace lower to reflect a lack of stimulus,” said Arone. “The recovery will stall out without one.”


> As for China, it has so far not taken actions against U.S. companies, even with the

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Urdowyr—Chapter 3

#3. The Stars Beneath Us

FirstPreviousNextWiki

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“I still didn’t get to hear what the music sounded like,” complained Emily. “I keep imagining the riff from Close Encounters, and it’s bugging the crap out of me.”

She and Hank both reached up to their helmets and switched their headlamps on; Pyotr set the sonic emitter down at his feet and followed suit. Once they were able to look around, the astronauts found themselves in an empty antechamber, a perfect cube not quite five meters to the side. The floor, the walls, and the ceiling were all perfectly smooth, shiny (like polished obsidian), and bluish-black in color.

Hank crossed over to the far wall, opposite the doorway they had all just come through, and dimmed his lamp. When he peered closely at the strange, not-quite-metallic surface, he could almost make out his own reflection in it.

Pyotr came up beside Hank and rapped on the wall with a gloved knuckle. The wall felt solid enough, but he couldn’t tell whether it was made of stone or metal or something else entirely.

“There must be some way to move deeper into the structure,” said Pyotr. “Keep looking.”

“Yeah,” said Hank. “This has got to be some kind of, uh, entry-hall, or something.” He peered closely at the back wall of the chamber, looking for a seam, a button, a tiny imperfection, anything at all—but came up empty-handed.

Emily, meanwhile, had started knocking on the side walls, looking for hollow spots, when suddenly the whole room began to vibrate. She whirled about and shouted, “Guys—the door!” In that same instant, with a vigorous rumble that almost knocked all three astronauts off their feet, the stone slab shot back out of the ground like a bolt-gun and slammed into the ceiling, trapping them within the chamber.

“Oh, shit!” – “Motherfu—” – “Блядь!” The trio scrambled for the door, and Hank and Emily beat their fists on it, to no avail. The inside of the stone door had the same blue-black glassy surface as the chamber’s other walls—and so now they really were inside a perfectly-formed cube.

Pyotr knelt down and picked up Hank’s sonic emitter. “Doctor?”

“Yeah, got it,” said Hank. He retrieved his flexible touch-screen and once again loaded up the sequence

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RiL - Season 30, Race 5 Preview: Ford Thunderbird and Chevy Monte Carlo at Charlotte Roval

You know what a shit barometer is? Measures the shit pressure in the air. You can feel it. Listen. You hear that? Sounds of the whispering winds of shit. Can you hear it? No? Oh but you will (my sorry little friends) when the shit barometer rises, and you'll feel it too. Your ears will implode from the shit pressure. Beware my friends, shit winds are a coming.

This race is going to be a shit show lol. Prepare yourselves now. This race will require a fuel stop, so be ready for that too. This is a difficult track with very difficult cars. Remember that if you find yourself in a pinch. It's ok to make a mistake out there, because more than likely we're all gonna make one. Good luck to all the brave souls out there. You are very much going to need it if you plan on having a trouble free race.

START TIME

US League: Sunday, August 23, 2hr session starts 8:00pm EDT

DETAILS

  • Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway - Roval
  • Cars: Chevy Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird
  • Fixed Setup: Y Download
  • Maximum racers: 42
  • Weather: Random
  • Sky: Dynamic
  • Practice Sim Date/Time: August 23rd 2020, 5:30pm
  • Time Multiplier: 1x
  • Practice length: 50 minutes
  • Practice Track Condition: 0%
  • Qualifying length: 20 minutes, Open
  • Qualifying Track Condition: Carried Over
  • Race length: 50 Minutes
  • Race Track Condition: Carried Over
  • Start type: Rolling
  • Fast Repairs: 2
  • Full Course Caution: Off

USEFUL LINKS

Discord

League Sessions and Sign-Up

Season Schedule

Team Championship

Rookie Championship

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Some more Cams

Petrol pump for ships haha: http://108.178.242.2:8080/

Someone fixed a cam on a humidity-temperature measuring device: http://212.107.232.138:8081/

Something unclear: http://94.231.241.246:9000

Humidity, temperature? Source 2 working currently: http://47.180.171.25:9001

Road side with something written: 82.125.218.71:8080

Plug Point hehe: 80.192.137.211 Tell me if u get what it is

Country side good quality cam: 5.133.148.112:8888

Roof Top and sky lol: http://82.244.178.70:8080

Canopy: http://90.50.59.108

BEST ONE 9 CAMS traffic and buildings: http://79.106.255.161:8090 ( go to multiview source 1 could be down)

Barometer, temperature, wind speed: http://95.34.57.160

Hall or something 6 different cams use multiview some cams could be down: http://96.73.230.162/multi.html

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The BLEGH Index - An Objective Inquiry

The Blegh Index - An Objective Inquiry

The date is February 4th, 2020 - the world was turning, society was still moving, and by and large, things were still (relatively) normal. All seemed to be going well.

But a twitter post changed all of that.

The BLEGH was dead - unceremoniously killed, the crown abdicated, a scene in shambles. In perhaps many ways, this foreshadowed a global crisis to come in the following weeks. While Sam Carter may not be the reigning champion of the artform, many around the world would be BLEGHing soon enough.

While the Brahms of the BLEGH may have abandoned us, there are many within the scene poised to reclaim the art form. In what follows, I describe a systematic process of cataloging the use of metalcore's most famous/hyped glottal expression throughout a sample of contemporary metalcore artists. In this inquiry, I aim to discuss not just the overall usage of the technique throughout these works, but also detail why it has such resonance within the scene.


Terminology

Before addressing this question in proper, a brief note must be raised regarding terminology. Throughout metalcore, the use of non-verbal, screamed vocals is commonplace. Whether they be at the end of a verse, a breakdown callout, or even an expression of intensity, we are all familiar with many of these expression; the common "Yeah!", "FUCK!", "SHIT!" and more can all be seen throughout the metalcore canon. But perhaps most interestingly, the BLEGH has had a lasting impact on the course of the scene, as well as its close linguistic cousins, the "EUGH", and the "AUGH". No doubt, many of these vocal expression have been the source of countless hype and solidarity within contemporary metalcore. For the purposes of this report, I will be focusing strictly on many of the non-verbal expressions, given their ubiquity and impact. These include the common BLEGH, its counterparts EUGH and AUGH, as well as any other non-verbal screamed techniques. For the remainder to this report, all of these expressions will fall under a common banner/denotation of BLEGH.


Methods

The sample for this report was generated through a series of data-driven methodologies. First and foremost, I generated an initial frame by reviewing numerous /r/metalcore threads where the BLEGH was regularly cataloged. Users would routinely discuss their favorite BLEGHs in songs, who is capable of delivering the best BLE

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A couple days ago I posted details about the supply chain disruptions in China triggering a global economic disruption which would begin accelerating today (2/10 in China). Here's how the dominoes have continued to fall..and are already starting to ramp up.

I work in logistics within a consumer packed goods industry. A few days ago I wrote a long post detailing the serious supply chain impacts of Coronavirus, based on a lot of first hand information given from our suppliers and freight forwarders.

Link To Post https://www.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/comments/f08ezi/some_firsthand_details_about_impending_supply/

I predicted that we were just seeing the start of the global economic fallout of this. I talked about how beginning today, after the already extended CNY ends for many businesses, foreign companies would start to understand the full effects the virus will have on their costs, inventories, supply chain, and retail sales volumes. How freight shortages are all but guaranteeing delays and increased shipping prices. And how a lot of companies will have difficulty fulfilling orders over the coming months, with no viable alternative sourcing elsewhere.

Last week many companies released generally positive statements to investors that they expected production would start today. It seemed US investors believed them, as markets recovered from the initial dip. However I believe most investors are woefully ignorant of the severity of the actual situation, and in the coming weeks we're likely to see major market corrections.

Over the past 2 days many news articles have been written corroborating a lot of my points/fears. Companies around the world have begun releasing more information, a lot of it expressing much more dire circumstances than they admitted last week.

Here's an update on the worsening economic situation.

  1. Many factories around the country are having more trouble than previously thought re-opening. On top of mentioned looming worker shortages, the government has imposed new workplace safety regulations. This includes mandatory mask usage by all employees, daily temperature checks, and monitoring employee movements. Many producers do not have the manpower or infrastructure in place to abide by these regulations, thus further delaying opening until they can meet compliance.

Several major corporations have already released statements that they expect extended delays past the 10th.

  1. Concerns about worker shortages have also been realized, as some suppliers are finding high percentages of employees unable to return after CNY due to quarantines as expected

  2. Demand for raw commodities around the world is starting to tank, as many Chinese buyers are cancelling or delaying existing con

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Can anyone recommend a decent flight controller with data logging?

I'll start by saying, budget is my friend. I'm looking to capture sensor outputs and am hoping someone can point me towards something useful. I've been doing some digging but haven't had a lot of luck so far. I'd love to find something with accelerometer, gyro, and GPS. If possible, barometer or another method of measuring altitude would be nice but not required.

Does anyone have any recommendations? My google searches aren't getting me anywhere.

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Why the Teladoc-Livongo Merger Makes Sense

I'm going to use this article by Richard Chu of Saga Partners as a jumping-off point: https://richardchu97.substack.com/p/teladoc-and-livongo-a-merger-that

Basically, the short version of his bullish thesis for the Teladoc-Livongo merger is that it will disrupt the healthcare industry, which is currently built around treating diseases (particularly acute diseases); by using new technology to significantly reduce overall healthcare costs, through:

- prioritizing preventing diseases before they become serious (pre-medicine) VS treating them after they become serious, and

- online direct-to-consumer treatment (tele-medicine) VS physical visits to the doctor

The general idea is that preventative care is much cheaper for the overall healthcare system than treatment care, as suggested by the recent shift in regulation to favor Value-Based-Care (VBS) over Fee-For-Service (FFS). And as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to online, tele-medicine will also see more rapid adoption than previously anticipated.

The merged entity will in general command total market share of the pre-medicine and tele-medicine sector, which means that as the heathcare sector shifts towards these two developments, "Tela-vongo" might start to have more bargaining power over existing healthcare players (hospitals and insurance companies), and be able to usurp healthcare market share.

Anyway you can read his excellent article for the longform business rationale. I'm just going to focus on the financial aspects of the merger, and why I think it makes sense.

Teladoc summarized financials 2015-post acq

I'm using pre-2020 numbers so as to measure performance on a pre-coronavirus (normalized) basis. As Teladoc has never been profitable pre-2020, I'm using Revenue Growth as the barometer for performance. As we can see, Revenue Growth has generally outpaced Expense Growth, meaning that it has been doing quite alright on the performance front.

However, Teladoc achieved this growth through making acquisitions rather than organically, i.e. a roll-up strategy. Hence, ROE or ROIC would be a more objective metric to measure performance. However, as Teladoc has never been profitable since listing, I have opted to use RevOE (Revenue on Equity) and RevOIC (Revenue on Investe

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Khan Academy - Gas Phase Question

Shown below are four mercury barometers of the same height (all four barometer tubes measure one meter from the tube opening to rounded top). Which barometer shows the greatest external pressure?

Setup Image - https://cdn.kastatic.org/ka-perseus-images/b0a14f769e647c28272cb45451011a541c78cb4c.png

Answer: Barometer A

Could someone explain why you would use Pressure = rho*h*g (from the equations F=mg, F=rho*V*g, and V=A*h) and not the continuity and Bernouli's Equations, which would state that the barometer with the largest area at the bottom of the tube, would experience the highest pressure? I think it's because we consider the whole setup to be exposed to external pressure and therefore it might be the liquid exposed to the outside environment, which would be the area we consider, which is the same in each setup. I still think that the inside of the tube at its botton would experience greater pressure, with greater area. Can anyone help clarify their rationale?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Exit Polls

https://electionintegrity.org/faq.cgi

>Why should we care about exit poll results? When properly conducted, exit polls should predict election results with a high degree of reliability. Unlike telephone opinion polls that ask people which candidate they intend to vote for several days before the election, exit polls are surveys of voters conducted after they have cast their votes at their polling places. In other words, rather than a prediction of a hypothetical future action, they constitute a record of an action that was just completed. Around the world, exit polls have been used to verify the integrity of elections. The United States has funded exit polls in Eastern Europe to detect fraud. Discrepancies between exit polls and the official vote count have been used to successfully overturn election results in Ukraine, Serbia, and Georgia.

>Are exit polls data better than other polling data? Exit polls, properly conducted, can remove most sources of polling error. Unlike telephone polls, an exit poll will not be skewed by the fact that some groups of people tend not to be home in the evening or don’t own a landline telephone. Exit polls are not confounded by speculation about who will actually show up to vote, or by voters who decide to change their mind in the final moments. Rather, they identify the entire voting population in representative precincts and survey respondents immediately upon leaving the polling place about their votes. Moreover, exit polls can obtain very large samples in a cost-effective manner, thus providing even greater degrees of reliability.

>The difference between conducting a pre-election telephone poll and conducting an Election Day exit poll is like the difference between predicting snowfall in a region several days in advance of a snowstorm and estimating the region’s overall snowfall based on observed measures taken at representative sites. In the first case, you’re forced to predict future performance on present indicators, to rely on ambiguous historical data, and to make many assumptions about what may happen. In the latter, you simply need to choose your representative sites well. So long as your methodology is good and you read your measures correctly, your results will be highly accurate.

>How do exit polls work? There are two basic stages of an exit poll. The exit pollster begins by choosing precincts that serve the purpose of the poll. For example, if a pollster wants to cost effectively pr

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The right age to get married

I see this debate time and again on this sub regarding which is the best time to get married and therefore would like to share my take on this. Firstly, People say that you shouldn't get married until you are financially stable and able to raise a Family. That is a given of course. But we should always look towards the Guidance of Quran And Sunnah in these matter rather Than relying solely on Logic. Allah Says in the Quran And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. 24:13 This verse makes it very clear that being financially stable is not a requirement for getting married. Yes the Man or Woman can demand for their future spouse to be Financially stable but Islamically there is no such requirement. Secondly, People talk about being mature(emotianally) enough to get married. My question is How much maturity is required? Is there any barometer that we can use to measure maturity. Is there any test?My take on this is that Maturity comes with age and comes with or without Marriage. And I don't see any reason why only Mature enough people should get married. Two immature people can get married and develop their maturity over the course of marriage. On the contrary young people are fluid in their Ideas, habits etc and therefore easy for them to accommodate other people. But as you get older you become less accommodating because, your personality develops and therefore it becomes difficult to adjust with other people. Therefore, I would say that there is no right age to get married or no wrong age to get married.

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Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update May 22, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update May 22, 2020

Notes by /u/mr_tyler_durden and Daily Update Team

Note: We may need to paraphrase, but the notes are accurate

Watch here:

Headlines

  • 8,426 Cases (+141), 391 Deaths (+5)
  • New cases by county: 28x Jefferson, 28x Warren, 16x Kenton, 11x Boone, 9x Fayette, 6x Woodford, 5x Logan, 5x Shelby, 3x Campbell, 3x Christian, 2x Barren, 2x Edmonson, 2x Gallatin, 2x Hardin, 2x Hopkins, 2x Menifee, 2x Pulaski, 1x Adair, 1x Bracken, 1x Butler, 1x Clark, 1x Crittenden, 1x Daviess, 1x Grayson, 1x Henry, 1x Marion, 1x Meade, 1x Nelson, 1x Simpson, 1x Trimble
  • New deaths by county: 88 M Jefferson, 97 F Jefferson, 74 M Barren, 88 F Hopkins, 72 F Shelby
  • I am very proud to announce this website where you can apply to get your absentee ballot (Register: https://elect.ky.gov, Absentee Ballot: https://govoteky.com). This website also works on Android and iOS. (more below)
  • Again we think we are not just plateaued but we think we are in a decline in the overall number of cases. That is really good news. It doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods because we're changing our level of contacts out there but it is really good news.
  • Josh Benton has a lot to say about Unemployment, changes happening, and everything you’ll need to know. (There's too much info given to place here in the highlights).
  • Dr. Stack: As you get together, please, these masks, the space of more than 6 feet between each other, hygiene, handwashing, surface cleaning, they all matter a great deal. Those are the things, coupled with contact tracing, will allow us to get back to enjoying each other more and start to recover from the economic cost we have incurred. Helping to keep people safe, and alive and well. So thank you very much, enjoy your friends and family this weekend, but please do it safely and please follow our Healthy at Work guidelines as you do that. (more below)
  • What’s your reaction to the SEC putting out guidelines for student athletes to come back- are you talking to presidents of universities to be part of that, a
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Lost in the Sauce: March 22 - 28

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.

Figuring out how to divide the COVID-19 content from the “regular” news has been difficult because the pandemic is influencing all aspects of life. Some of the stories below involve the virus, but I chose to include them when it fits into one of the pre-established categories (like congress or immigration). The coronavirus-central post will be made again this Thursday-Friday; the sign up form now has an option to choose to receive an email when the coronavirus-focused roundup is posted.

House-keeping:

  1. How to support: If you enjoy my work, please consider becoming a patron. I do this to keep track and will never hide behind a paywall, but these projects take a lot of time and effort to create. Even a couple of dollars a month helps. Since someone asked a few weeks ago (thank you!), here's a PayPal option and Venmo.

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Let’s dig in!


#MAIN COURSE

##Congress passes stimulus

Last week started out with a Republican-crafted stimulus bill that was twice-blocked by Senate Democrats, who objected to the lax conditions of aid to corporations, too little funding for hospitals, and a $500 billion “slush fund” for big companies to be doled out by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin with no oversight.

Conservative-Democrat Joe Manchin (WV) even criticized the GOP bill:

>“It fails our first responders, nurses, private physicians and all healthcare professionals. ... It fails our workers. It fails our small businesses… Instead, it is focused on providing billions of dollars to Wall Street and misses the mark on helping the West Virginians that have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.”

Through negotiations, Democrats shifted the bill in a more-worker friendly direction. The version th

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I'm sick and tired of hearing about genders in sports - so here's a solution.

Everybody getting their panties in a twist about who has outty bits and who has inny bits is getting boring now. Especially when it comes to sports. Should a woman go in this sport, or a man go in that one? Can they train with him, can she compete against them?

Who gives a shit.

Just have it like a PH scale, that's the fairest solution. I don't know the science, i don't really care. But just measure your testosterone and estrogen levels and use that. Simple.

If you have high testosterone, you can compete with other athletes of the same caliber, same goes for estrogen and whatever ranges in the middle there are. Then you're forgetting about gender and getting back to what really counts, and what does or does not give you an advantage in sports.

Nobody cares if you're pan, or trans, or genderqueer or fluid or any of that. All we care about, is if you have chemicals in your body that other athletes don't and if that is giving you an unfair advantage. So scrap gender, and use those chemicals as a barometer instead. It literally could not be easier.

There are no disadvantages to this method, it's completely feasible, it's politically correct (like that's even important) and what's more - IT CREATES A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR ATHLETES.

Obviously there will be nuances to this method, especially when food and exercise affect you gender levels, but let the big wigs figure that out. They're clever enough, and that's what they get paid to do.

I'm tired of all this bickering and whining when it comes to sports. It's like a fucking playground.

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Neuroscience reveals how Internet porn can trump real sex

>It’s really hard to get erections when I’m trying to [have intercourse]. Takes about 20 minutes or so to get it up. Really embarrassing. But if I’m sitting and watching my pornz, it’s almost instant.—Porn user in his 20s

Are you a heavy porn user who, during lovemaking, cannot consistently produce/sustain an erection or penetrate a real partner, feel much sensation, or climax (without difficulty)? If your doctor has ruled out organic causes for your woes, he/she is likely to hand you a trial pack of Viagra and refer you to counseling for your “sexual issues.” The medical assumption is that your issue is psychological (performance anxiety) rather than physiological. After all, if you can get it up for porn, your penile health is fine.

Growing evidence suggests that the problem is indeed in your head, not your penis, but that it is primarily physical. Specifically, overstimulation has produced plastic changes in your brain, which make you less responsive to pleasure—and yet hyper-responsive to Internet porn. These addiction-related changes are called desensitization and sensitization, respectively. Together, they explain why porn does the job and your hot babe doesn’t.

Before you panic, know that these brain changes appear to be reversible—most easily in guys who wired to real sex before highspeed Internet arrived. Guys who stop masturbating to porn generally regain their responsiveness during sex within 2-8 months (often after a nasty withdrawal and a disconcerting, temporary absence of libido):

>(Age 30, 4 months) From the reboot standpoint, I’m doing spectacular! Any time my girlfriend and I make out, caress etc., I get rock hard and it lasts. I really just don’t worry about penile function anymore.

If performance problems are plaguing you, take this simple test. Do your problem

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3 Possible Knights of the Laughing Tree: The Conventional, an Alluring Alternative… & the Improbable Truth? (Spoilers Extended)

This post may be easier to read on-screen on my wordpress blog, A Song of Ice and Tootles, HERE.

Most people seem to believe the Knight of the Laughing Tree (tKotLT) described in Meera's tale of the Harrenhal tourney in ASOS Bran II was Lyanna Stark. I believe a far better case can be made that tKotLT was Ashara Dayne. Accordingly, this writing will detail that case. After doing so, however, I will argue that there is another strong candidate with gobs of dramatic potential: Roose Bolton.

I'll address the Roose hypothesis after first discussing Lyanna and Ashara.

##Lyanna as tKotLT? Aside from the fact that the mysterious KotLT is said to have been "slight" and "short of stature", which could fit many women, what's the evidence that tKotLT was Lyanna?

Ned tells Arya that Lyanna wanted to carry a sword: >"Lyanna might have carried a sword, if [her] lord father had allowed it." (GOT A II)

Bran has a vision of her smacking around Benjen with a branch as they play swords. (DWD Bran III) At Harrenhal, Howland Reed saw Lyanna scatter his bullies with a tourney sword. (SOS B II)

Harwin says she was a skilled rider: >"You ride like a northman, milady," Harwin said when he'd drawn them to a halt. "Your aunt was the same. Lady Lyanna." (SOS A III)

Barbrey Dustin likens her and Brandon to a "pair of centaurs"— >[Brandon] loved to ride. His little sister took after him in that. A pair of centaurs, those two. (DWD tC)

—and Roose Bolton sets her horsemanship as a barometer against which to measure his son's (which was, notice, superior), calling her "half a horse": >"Horses … [Domeric Bolton] was mad for horses, Lady Dustin will tell you. Not even Lord Rickard's daughter [Lyanna] could outrace him, and that one was half a horse herself." (DWD R III)

Given Jaime's quip that "Jousting was three-quarters horsemanship" and Roose's comment that "a great jouster must be a great horseman first," many conclude Lyanna could have been a good jouster, like tKotLT. (FFC Jai II; SOS Jai IX)

TKotLT's laughing weirwood shield blazon seems to reference the Starks' old gods: >"The device upon his shield was a heart tree of the old gods, a white weirwood with a laughing red face." (SOS B II)

Indeed, the heart tree in Winterfell is the only weirwood that laughs: >The weirwood's carved red eyes stared down at them, its great red mouth open as if to laugh. (DWD PiW)

It is twice said to have

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[Book Summary] Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker

Book: Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

By: Eric Barker

Quick overview: Okay, so this book is pretty awesome. Barker takes you on a journey to crack down on common success advice using science and studies and facts. Take Chapter 1, where Barker analyzes whether playing by the rules pays off by finding "insight from Valedictorians, People who Feel No Pain, and Piano Prodigies." The book is jam packed with facts supporting both sides of the argument but in the end, Barker still manages a satisfactory conclusion.

This summary has 8 sections:

  1. Know yourself
  2. Personality
  3. Grit, optimism, perseverance, productivity
  4. Success advice
  5. Networking, friends, and relationships
  6. Mentors
  7. Confidence and self-compassion
  8. Framework for getting started

Know yourself

Advice: Find what you’re good at and do just that. Pick the right environment that suits your strengths and “weaknesses”

Fact: Intensifiers: genes that are generally negative but can provide sweeping advantages in specific circumstance

How to: find what you’re good at: use feedback analysis

Quote: “Quite simply, when you undertake a project, write down what you expect to happen, then later note the result. Over time you’ll see what you do well and what you don’t.”

Advice: Pick the right pond. Be around people who you want to become.

Quote: “When you take a job take a long look at the people you’re going to be working with—because the odds are you’re going to become like them; they are not going to become like you. You can’t change them. If it doesn’t fit who you are, it’s not going to work.”

Advice: Know who you are: introvert, extrovert, ambivert, and pursue the path that is highest to succeed.

Advice: Figure out whether you are a filtered leader or unfiltered leader.

  • Filtered leaders: Follows the rules and succeeds via promotions. Usually are people who do well in school/become valedictorians, etc.
  • Unfiltered leaders: Ones who got into leadership positions from unconventional methods (entrepreneurship, coups, etc)

Fun Facts:

Fact: Creativity is inversely proportional to employee performance reviews. The more creative, the more arrogant, dishonest, and disorganized

Personality

Givers, Matchers, and Takers:

  • Givers: People who give before receive
  • Matchers: People who give on the condition they will get a return, or are r
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Weather station and Weather Underground -> Work around

I just typed this out over at the home assistant forum but it says I can't actually post it because it's in read only. Some forum that is.

Anyways, rather than binning the whole post I'll paste it here and I'll move it over there if I can be arsed :)

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This afternoon PostNL delivered my very first weather station, a " Bresser Prol 5-in-1 Weatherstation incl. Wifi with Wind and Barometer". I chose this one because I really don't need another dongle to read 868Mhz or whatever these things use.A nice post to some third party site I can scrape will do just fine.

I installed it, verified it was reporting sensible data and then tried to hook it up to the Weather Underground and right there is where things went to crap.

The API in homeassistant for WU doesn't do anything and the other custom component I found didn't work either. Right, ... Damn it, maybe I should've gotten another crap dongle. My server looks like a porcupine already, what's one more.

However, this thing is reporting to the WU site, so I just need to trap the data.I fired up wireshark and sniffed all the packets from the device ip to the internet. (Mikrotik/Tools/Packet Sniffer --> Stream to server and cap everything coming from the weather station)

Sure enough, it posted to a php file :

HTTP	450	GET 169.47.111.60/weatherstation/updateweatherstation.php?ID=BABABOEY&PASSWORD=FAFAFOHI&action=updateraww&realtime=1&rtfreq=5&dateutc=now&baromin=29.91&tempf=68.9&dewptf=55.0&humidity=61&windspeedmph=4.6&windgustmph=4.6&winddir=112&rainin=0.0&dailyrainin=0.36&indoortempf=72.6&indoorhumidity=54 HTTP/1.1

And it does that often too, like every 20 seconds, that near enough real time, exactly what I wanted in HA.

Let's tell the router to route that sweet data somewhere else.

[[email protected]] /ip firewall nat> add chain=dstnat action=dst-nat to-addresses=10.0.0.100 protocol=tcp src-address=10.0.0.34

This NAT rule will route all traffic from the weather station (with ip .34) to an internal webserver with ip .100 which is where my Nginx reverse proxy lives.

Next I replicated the directory and php script /weatherstation/updateweatherstation.php.

In the php (I hate php, it sucks I can not get used to that style) I have this code :

<?php

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

use PhpMqtt\Client\Exceptions\ConnectingToBrokerFailedException;
use PhpMqtt\Client\Exceptions\DataTransfer
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Another 8 round quiz for those who want it

Round One - Movie Quotes

In this round I want you to name the film that the quote has come from

  1. "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads"

  2. "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast"

  3. "You can't handle the truth!"

  4. "Hey! I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"

  5. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! this is the war room!"

  6. "We'll always have Paris"

  7. "...You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?"

  8. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

  9. "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley"

  10. "Greater good? I am your wife! I'm the greatest good you're ever gonna get!"

Answers

  1. Back To the Future (1985)

  2. King Kong (1933)

  3. A Few Good Men (1992)

  4. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

  5. Dr Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964)

  6. Casablanca (1942)

  7. Dirty Harry (1971)

  8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

  9. Airplane (1980)

  10. The incredibles (2004)

Round Two - Music

For this round I used the first 10 songs from this YouTube video. You get about 10 seconds per song. If like me an audio round wasn't working then I have written the first line of the same 10 songs below. https://youtu.be/ozT-w_imhjw

  1. I could stay awake just to hear you breathing

  2. We get it almost every night

  3. She's got a smile that it seems to me

  4. Once upon a time not so long ago

  5. This hit, that ice cold

  6. If I, I get to know your name

  7. Left a good job in the city

  8. Oh, misty eye of the mountain below

  9. If you start me up, if you start me up i'll never stop

  10. Her name is Noelle, I have a dream about her

Answers

  1. Don't wanna Miss a thing - Aerosmith

  2. Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader

  3. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses

  4. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

  5. Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars - Mark Ronson

  6. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive

  7. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater

  8. I see Fire - Ed Sheeran

  9. Start me Up - Rolling Stones

  10. Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

Round Three - Literaliture (or Equivalent Publications)

For this round I have taken titles of famous books and replaced them with words that mean the same. For example: Left alongside the air currents - gone with the wind

  1. Chuck along with the confectionery manufacturing plant

  2. Executing a derisive feathered creature

  3. An explanation of the ci

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What does "X" Do? A summary of all that data on your fancy new garmin watch

The Holidays are coming, so you're about to see a bunch of people showing off their shiny new toys. With that comes a lot of questions about what each data point is on this fancy new watch. After all, this isn't your grandfather's fitbit!

So many answers can be found here. However, I've found that providing some layman's explanation can really help. So, here's some of how I've come to understand all these data points.

Disclaimer: These are my understandings of these stats after years of Garmin use. They may be not quite perfect or not quite scientific, but they are how I've come to understand the value of every stat. I'll happily accept criticism and make changes as necessary.

I've broken down the data you get into what I call "Level 1," "Level 2," and "Level 3" data points. That's my own distinction; I use it to explain the difference between how much "bonus math" Garmin uses to give you the data.

For example, a GPS location is a "Level 1" data point. Your location is your location. Even though the watch does use bonus math to help guesstimate where you are and smooth your lines, and even though your location also uses your accelerometer to help inform your GPS location, by and large the goal is just to give you the factual detail coming from your GPS chip.

A "Level 2" data point is one that takes one or several pieces of "Level 1" data and tries to spit out a number. Oftentimes, these are the type of thing you'd go to a professional studio to gather the actual data point, but Garmin uses smart math to try and figure it out for you. "VO2 Max" is an example. See below for an explanation of it.

"Level 3" data points are the "fuzzy math" data points. They frequently use Level 1 AND Level 2 data points to turn up a number. These are normally Garmin-specific data points that try and simplify your entire health picture into single numbers, like "Body Battery." They're really subjective.

Please note, I love my Garmin watch. I will explain limitations below A LOT. The point is not to put a downer on your shiny new toy. It's to help you understand where the current state of technology is and understand what your watch can do vs. what you expect it to do.

Level 1 Data Points

Steps

The accelerometer in your watch counts your steps, just like any other wrist-based watch (some just use a pedometer, which is a bit different).

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Social Distance Dating Advice

(dated 3/25/2020)

  • The U.S. economy is headed for imminent recession even if the four indicators used by the dating committee at the National Bureau of Economic Research do not yet show it. Dating the economic cycle is not easy. Now that recession is likely underway, here is our best advice on what to watch on the way down and when we may expect to find a bottom.

Shocks, By Definition, Come Without Warning

  • In the lead-up to the COVID-19 crisis, there were very few economists, ourselves included, calling for recession. What explains this reluctance? Unevenness in the economy can be identified in advance, and we promised to be on the lookout for just such imbalances. Yes, the financial health of the corporate sector has been deteriorating and household balance sheets had some imbalances, like student loans, and we highlighted both. While government debt was high, it seemed far from a tipping point based on real yields and political sentiment. Even when there are imbalances in the economy, they can go on for some time unless something changes, such as monetary or fiscal policy becoming overly restrictive, a price shock (e.g., oil, trade), a war or a change in investor sentiment

  • In this case, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic is a new sort of shock that came out of left field relative to all the risks analysts were highlighting in their annual outlooks only a couple months ago. An exogenous shock of this magnitude throws off economic models and financial markets; for proof look at the unprecedented speed with which equities entered into a bear market. If the speed and intensity of COVID-19 had been expected, it would not be a shock. Our own outlook has changed dramatically as well. In our January forecast, before news of a novel coronavirus circulating in China broke, we expected the U.S. economy to expand 2.1% this year; as of March 25, we look for a 2.4% decline.

Income: For Richer, for Poorer, In Sickness and In Health

  • A sustained decline in real personal income, excluding transfer payments is another key ingredient of a recession. The dating committee excludes transfer payments, like Social Security and Medicare, to get at the underlying trend in income. For example, if the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis involves direct payments to households, transfer payments may be the biggest driver of income growth in 2020, and mask the slowdown in true income.

  • Income growth has already cooled, if only slightly (Figure 3). F

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Acting advice from a musician.

Hey everyone, I lurk here on and off and I see some comments that remind me of my time in music as a conductor.

There's this notion that you have to choose something off the beaten path to be really interesting and grab the audition panel's attention. Let me tell you why this is dangerous. (Note: this isn't meant for people doing simple "for free" micro gigs for something like some college kids, this is for people who are making a serious attempt at becoming a paid actor)

Why should you listen to me? I'm a musician, what do I know! Well, like you, musicians have to audition for gigs. Our auditions are pretty brutal, too. Not in the exact way yours are, but in our own way they're brutal.

In the music world, when we audition we're usually given an audition packet. It comes with excerpts of major pieces and a list of full performance pieces to choose from. Some places will even let you choose some of your own material. Sounds cool, right? Hell yes I want to play TANK! From Cowboy Bebop (composer Yoko Kanno) for my audition! It's fast, fun, technical, and has a huge improv segment in the middle!

Well, as fun as that is, it's also a dangerous move to make because the audition panel may not have the information needed to determine if you're the right fit.

So, lets say I'm the conductor and I put out a call for a second chair clarinet player and I get 25 applicants. 24 of them play the first movement of the mozart Clarinet concerto and one plays a transcription of that sax part from TANK! by Kanno. Well, I've got a problem. See, at face value you'd say "wow, listening to the same 10min piece 24 times in a row is super boring", but I'm not doing that. You see, as "boring" as the piece is it is also an amazing barometer for weeding people out. It's literally the most important piece for a professional clarinet player to know. It covers a wide array of fundamental skills so the basic expectation is that the music is perfect.

So if the music is perfect, what am I listening for? I'm listening for YOU. I want to know how YOU interpret this piece. How YOU morph this from notes on a page into a moving and engaging experience. I am measuring you as a person through your music. If its just reciting noes off a page then I don't want you because you haven't stepped out of your shell and found your voice.

A good performance is not just technical proficiency, it's also seeing the mind behind the instrument.

So now lets talk about applicant number 25. I'm sitting here

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Antique Medical Instruments

Specialists in antique clocks and also barometer sales and also repairs by a certified clockmaker with over 25 years experience.
Found in Nedlands, Western Australia. We provide a total variety of antique clocks, measures and furniture sales, repair and solutions. We also are experts in French nation design table as well as side boards.

To find out more on different antique subjects read the information below that you can look on the net.

Established in 1980, Dutch Antiques repair work and brings back measures as well as antique clocks, given that 2002 in Perth.

They also have a wide array of antique clocks, antique barometers, scientific instruments, steam engines and also other interesting antique products available for sale.

When your clock has missing out on parts, you can depend on Dutch Time Parts to hand craft the substitute to match its original age as well as design. In addition, their clockmaker's experience and our substantial collection of sources enable us to preserve that credibility. For barometers, on the various other hand, the workshop has a variety of parts for replacement or restoration. Dutch Vintages additionally recovers repainted dials and cabinets when you require them to.

Below you can locate some information on numerous antique topics that you can locate on the internet.

Throughout the 18th century, medical professionals continued to try to find ways on how they might properly measure their patient's high blood pressure. Use mercury in a glass tube was a fad during that time yet it generated unreliable results.

In 1881, Dr. Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch created the first sphygmomanometer. It was made from an adjusted glass tube filled with mercury. In 1896, Dr. Scipioni Riva-Rocci created an inflatable cuff connected to the sphygmomanometer for much easier high blood pressure analysis. Dr. Harvey Cushing adapted Dr. Riva-Rocci's layout and also created a mercury sphygmomanometer complete with cuff. https://dutchtimepieces.com/product-category/antique-medical-instruments/ It became popular in the US as well as registered nurses were educated just how to utilize it for essential indicators keeping an eye on.

In 1916, W.A. Baum readily produced sphygmomanometers for clinic and also hospital usage. Their model was called Baumanometer and also they continually altered sphygmomanometer designs throughout the years.

Recalling it is simple to disregard medical professionals and also speci

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FMCG Sector DD

Episode 7.

All figures are approximations.

For the degenerates, TLDRs have been given at the end of each section.

Allright boys, strap in! The following article should give you a pretty decent overview of the FMCG sector in India, some of the major players as well as factors to consider before investing/trading in them.

Feel free to skip to particular sections if you so wish. However, I would recommend you read this in its entirety. This is now as retard friendly as possible.

  1. FMCG and India.

  2. The rural segment.

  3. Government support.

  4. Millenials and boomers.

  5. Entry of new competition.

  6. 2019 Report.

  7. Early 2020 data.

  8. Coronavirus and the current climate.

  9. Companies and their valuations.

  10. Companies in focus.

  11. FMCG and India.

Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) is the fourth largest sector in the Indian economy. This segment is characterised by high turnover consumer packaged goods, i.e. goods that are produced, distributed, marketed and consumed within a short span of time. FMCG products that dominate the market today are detergents, toiletries, tooth cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. The FMCG sector in India also includes pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, soft drinks packaged food products and chocolates. Since the sector encompasses a diverse range of products, different companies dominate the market in various sub-sectors.

India's long term consumption story seems to be intact as India is expected to be the fifth-largest consumer products market in the world by 2025 with a size of $262 billion, according to an EY India report.

https://preview.redd.it/ck4m3hyezup41.png?width=732&format=png&auto=webp&s=dd626e6640ae5d514ae46926b5982302a368ed9f

TLDR: Fourth largest part of economy. Refer chart. Great potential.

  1. The rural segment and its importance.

Now, most companies in this segment are leaders in different sub-categories and have strong brand value and consumer recollection.

This, along with factors like increased competition, better supply chain, the growth of supermarkets and online shopping platforms, makes it comparatively easy for good corporations to grow in the urban segment. The influx of the middle class to cities is another factor too. India's demographic works in their favour.

Hence, this pushes the battle to the rural sector. Companies which want to grow have to target the rural markets and attempt to grow their base. This isn't easy. Especially due to low switchab

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Why Uber should dump the star rating system...

The star rating system is not beneficial to either driver or pax. It tells you nothing about the details or reality of events that the rating is based upon. Its a waste of effort and is more abused than it is used as a useful tool to measure driver professionalism and rider courtesy.

Instead of the star rating, we should have reviews. If someone doesnt want to spend the effort, oh well. A quick review from someone, thst can be RESPONDED TO would be a better barometer and instead gives people a two sided argument to look at.

For example Airbnb. People have lower ratings because guests have personal likes and dislike, or are just trying to get a free night. But they leave comments, to which the host can respond. Ive found hidden jewels that way, enabling me to ignore tge unfair rating - but not Uber. There is just a raw score with no reasons or response. So if it dips low enough, which can be for any reason whatsoever, the driver can even be deactivated. This is open to abuse and manupulation.

Im throwing it out there, knowing it wont happen - but they really need to stop the current system. It helos nobody and is not a fsir assessment of how good a driver or rider is.

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Update Weather It's Good - A Potential Revolution to Minecraft's Weather System! (x-post r/MC_Brainstorming)

Originally posted on r/MC_Brainstorming, crossposting here. Unfortunately I've found out a brainstorming flair doesn't exist anymore, but I'm posting it here for the sake of it. Get corrupted. Here we go...

I was thinking, weather hardly plays a role in Minecraft. Usually it's sunny, with maybe a few instances of rain, which is simply annoying. Thunderstorms are cool, but I feel they could be further expanded on. This is why Minecraft needs a weather update. And now, I introduce to you:

Update: Weather It's Good!

Light Rain and Heavy Rain

Rain is now split into Light Rain and Heavy Rain. Light rain is similar to the current rain, but the sky looks less gloomy. The sun can usually be seen - not as clearly as clear weather though. The sky looks blue-grey, the visibility doesn't change much and the sound of rain is not as intensive.

Effects caused by light rain:

  • Fishing is faster
  • Farmland can become hydrated if not already
  • Can extinguish fires
  • Damage to endermen, snow golems and blazes (although the rate of damage is slower)
  • Riptide tridents can be used on land

However light rain does not affect the following:

  • Impaling enchantment's effect
  • Schedules of villagers
  • Cauldrons
  • Burning of undead mobs

Heavy rain remains as the current rain.

Hailstorms (not Cloud Islands 2: Electric Boogaloo)

In snowy areas, occasionally snow can rain as hail. This weather cannot occur until you have played 3 Minecraft days, but still it is pretty rare. You can occasionally take half a heart of damage when walking through these areas. To prevent this you must wear a helmet. However you can still receive the occasional ouch if a hailstone hits you while you are jumping.

Mob X (Requesting names)

This mob will attack using hailstones and spawn only during hailstorms and snowstorms. But watch out! If you're underestimating the mob, it will pummel you to your death.

Snowstorms

This happens in snowy areas too. Your visibility is massively decreased, and you can hear storm sounds going woooosh like you've missed a joke. Snow is likely to spawn in many layers. Don't get lost!

Lightning Rods

You can craft a lightning rod using a blaze rod and an iron ingot. This will redirect all lightning within an 8-block radius to the rod itself. But if the lightning rod is too close to your wooden house, your house might burn down so watch out! Lightning rods can also emit a redstone signal with strength of 15.

Weather detector

T

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Conservative Parents...

Feel free to skip sections. I apologize if this becomes chaotic.

  • What was the biggest mistake your child made? How did you address it?

  • How do you address learning mistakes? Not sure if that's the right phrasing. Ex: What do you do if your child is tying their shoes incorrectly?

  • How do you address behavioral problems? What happens if it becomes recurrent?

  • Do they act entitled? If so, do you address it? How? If not, why not?

  • How did you address underage drinking, smoking, and drugs? Did it work?

  • Do you/did you ever spank your children? If so, did it ever stop? If so, when did it stop? If you did, why did you stop? If you did not, why did you choose not to?

  • Do you give allowance? If so, how much/how often?

  • Do they have a curfew? Screen off time? Bed time?

  • What responsibilities do you give your children?

  • Do you or your spouse help your children with school work? Do they have a tutor?

  • What extra curricular activities are they involved in? Did they choose or did you or both? How much does it cost?

  • Do you and your spouse have different approaches to parenting? Are you the good cop or bad cop?

  • Would you consider either you or your spouse a helicopter parent?

  • What is your view on "because I said so"? Do you use it? If not, why not?

  • What percentage of your day do you spend engaged with your child(ren)? How much does your spouse spend with them? How much "family time" is there in a week? What are your family activities?

  • When you are not with your children, who are their leaders and role models? If they're still very young, do they have a nanny/babysitter or does a relative take care of them when you are unable to?

  • If you are divorced, do you live with them? How often do you get to see them? How much time do you spend with them? How do you spend your time with the kids?

  • At what age did have your first child? Youngest?

  • Were you married? Did your partner stay with you if you weren't?

  • What support system did you have around you?

  • Did you receive government assistance? Charity?

  • How far along in your career path were you? Your partner?

  • Do you have pets? Reason? (other than Danny likes turtles)

  • What is your barometer of successful parenting?

  • How do you measure success for your child?

  • What is the minimum level of education that you expect your child to accomplish?

  • What field would you prefer your child to have a career in?

  • Do you expect your child (gender) to marry? If so at what age?

  • Do you expect yo

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Entitled kid bullies me and then says that im bulling her.

Hello guys, i am 12 but when this happened i was 11 , not a long distance ago but it was last year and it still anoys today,i did't know where to post this so i decided to post here cuz i watch redditor and i also wants to apear on redditor sometime.

A little bit of backstory : i am 12 and live in Brasília, Brasil (some of you may think i wrote Brazil wrong, but in portuguese we use "S")i study in a school that im not saying the name bc of privacy and there is a heck lot of entitled people there, i am a bit of a genius for my age (not wanting flex at all)this will be important for later, now onto the story.

There is a girl in my class that i wish they did not exist , i don't give a s*** about her so im using her real name, im sorry about that but she is an idiot, it all started im my english class ( as i live in brasil we need to know english bc there is not much countries that speak portuguese , btw my normal class goes from 7:30 to 12:30 and the english class is at 4:30 bc its like an class that you can do if want like karate and other things) my english class had just started and there were 2 people that treated me like s*** Amanda and Maria Clara (A and MC) Amanda was like the leader, but once she tried to stop doing those things and we became friends, but MC did not stopped, she was determined to ruin my life, one time she was anoying me so much that i cursed back at her, but my teacher also loved to see the fights so she always placed me next to her, and our fights got so bad that they called the Thomas Jeferson (name of the english school) manager to talk to us, and he called out of the class and had a conversation with me , he is a very chill guy, but he told me that MC said that i HARASS HER FREQUENTLY IN CLASS, i said the truth, and he said that he did not had how to prove that neither of us was lying,(i dont blame him for this bc he has better things to do over watching children fight)thank god this was in the end of the year.

But guess what ? Who was in my frickin class ?Yes you guessed right, SHE WAS IN MY EVERYDAY CLASS NOW. We were assigned to do a science work together , but not only with her, but with Sofia Lasary too, she was the class leader, and she was very bossy, it pissed me off,and she assigned me to do a graphic , i was ok bc its easy doing graphics and my friend got assigned answer the forms and from out of nowhere she apears and take his forms and starts to do it, my friend did not care but she asked

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[Capitalists] The unreliability of the Index of Economic Freedom?

So, a popular source in support of capitalism is the Heritage Foundations Index of Economic Freedom, looking at the section titled 'reception' I observe some criticisms. I will paste it in full.

>Critics such as Jeffrey Sachs have contested the Index's assumption that economic openness necessarily leads to better growth. In his book The End of Poverty, Sachs graphed countries' ratings on the index against GDP per capita growth between 1995 and 2003, claiming to demonstrate no correlation between a country's rating and its rate of economic growth. Sachs pointed out, as examples, that countries with good ratings such as Switzerland and Uruguay had sluggish economic performances, others, like China, with poorer rating had very strong economic growth.[21]
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>The UAE questioned the rating of their country's economic freedom in 2008, comparing its middling rating with the high rating they had received from other indicators such as Transparency International and Moody's. They also argued that the report is "unreliable", because its methodology had changed twice in the last two years.[22]
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>Stefan Karlsson of the Ludwig von Mises Institute challenged the usefulness of the index due to the fuzziness of many of the categories used to determine freedom.[23] John Miller roundly criticizes the "Index", writing in Dollars & Sense, "In the hands of the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation, Washington's foremost right-wing think tank, however, an economic freedom index merely measures corporate and entrepreneurial freedom from accountability. Upon examination, the index turns out to be a poor barometer of either freedom more broadly construed or of prosperity."[24] According to Left Business Observer, growth in Index acco

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Innokin MVP5 Ajax Kit - a Review and [Giveaway] by jwiley92

##Introduction

Hey y'all,

Today I'll be talking about the Innokin MVP 5 Kit. It's a kit consisting of a "rugged" 5200 mAh internal battery mod, the MVP5, paired with Innokin's Ajax 5ml subohm tank. It's a very feature packed kit, offering the normal variable wattage, curve, and TC features along with a ton of other features like a flashlight, power bank, compass, altimeter, and barometer.

I meant to get this review out a little bit ago, but life has been busy (in a good way) and that has slowed down my review process. I wanted to take this time to also state that after I clear my plate of sponsored reviews (upcoming is the Zlide Tube and Jester Pod) I will be turning down any more sponsored reviews and only reviewing purchases, which will mean much less reviews going forward. I just can't find the time to write them consistently any more.

Also, Innokin was kind enough to provide two (!) extra MVP5 kits for me to giveaway, I'll discuss that at the bottom.

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me by the manufacturer, Innokin. I have been using the product for over a month now.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I have been vaping for about 5 years now. I primarily use RDAs and regulated mods, mostly using DNA devices as I prefer vaping in TC mode. I vary between tight MTL vaping and extremely loose DTL vaping, with several steps in between, throughout the day and feel that I have a pretty good feel for most vaping styles.

I started doing reviews on products that I had purchased myself just because I had them and wanted to get some more honest reviews out there, and that is still very important to me, though I have done some sponsored reviews now. I try to lay out what I find good and what I find bad to help people make more informed decision, and what situations the product in question would be good for and what situations it would be poor for. If the product just sucks or is overpriced, I'll say so.


##Full Photo Album


##What's in the Box?

####Manufacturer's Specs

  • Battery Capacity: 5200mAh/3.7V
  • Wattage Range: 6-120W
  • Voltage: Max 7.5V
  • Cutoff Time: 3-18sec
  • Tank Resistance: 0.16Ω(50-80W)/0.35Ω(30-55W)
  • Tank Capacity: 2ml(TPD)/5ml
  • Max Output Current: 35A
  • Resistance Range: 0.1-3.5Ω
  • Charging Current: 5V/2A

####Contents

  • MVP5 Mod
  • Ajax Tank 5ml (0.16Ω)
  • Extra Coil (0.35Ω)
  • Extra Glass Tube
  • Spare O-Ring Set
  • Type C Lanyard Charging Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warning Bo
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copy paste. Corporate earning down 64%

Summary The stock market battle against resistance wages on.

Why you want the stock market to go down.

Reasons why it is likely to follow through on going down before long.

This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Global Macro Research. Get started today »

This makes no sense. Why would investors possibly want the stock market to go down? Because the long-term consequences of a stock market moving sustainably higher in the current economic and market environment vastly outweigh the benefits. Let’s explore the reasons why.

One month and counting. In order to set the stage for this discussion, we will begin with a latest assessment of where we stand with the post correction bounce.

While the trend since the March 23 lows remains to the upside, the strength of the advance is increasingly fading. After rebounding by an impressive +31.3% through April 17, the S&P 500 has continued to push forward by a relatively paltry +2.6% to recent post correction highs. Moreover, through Wednesday’s trading, the S&P 500 is now down by just over -2.0% since April 17.

The 400-day moving average (pink line in the chart above) has proven to be particularly stubborn resistance. Not coincidentally, the S&P 500 first arrived at this ultra long-term resistance level also on April 17. Since that time, the benchmark index has failed in three separate attempts to break out above this key resistance. As has been previously noted, historically the longer securities join the battle along a key resistance level, the more likely it is to prevail in defeating its resistance. Whether this historical tendency proves true for the S&P 500 in the current episode remains to be seen.

Fundamental disconnect. Despite the increasingly lackluster performance of stocks over the past month, the underlying narrative in the financial media remains of a U.S. stock market that has surged from its March 23 lows. Unfortunately for stock investors, the higher and longer the S&P 500 is able to climb from here, the more problematic the situation will become.

What could possibly be the problem with further gains in the S&P 500? Because any such gains are completely disconnected with the underlying economic and market fundamentals.

How disconnected from fundamentals is the S&P 500 today? As just one of many examples, consider the fact that quarterly corporate earnings on the S&P 500 reported thus far for 2020 Q1 – a period of

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What does Charisma mean to you?

In my experience, many gamers, particularly those of the old-school, think of Charisma as a reflection of their looks. Put simply: charisma is how hot you are, which doesn’t help fighting or magic or saving throws; therefore it’s the attribute where you hide your lowest score.

However, from the beginning, that’s not all Charisma was. I am not a D&D scholar and if I've made mistakes please let me know. But I found the evolution of Charisma over the years to be pretty interesting and perhaps some of you will too.

B/X*

*I don’t have the B/X books at hand and this definition is from Gavin Norman’s B/X Core Rules. It’s possible that this rule is actually from after the one I have following–if you know better, please let me know in the comments.

Charisma (CHA) measures a character’s force of personality, personal magnetism, physical attractiveness, and ability to lead. This ability has an influence on how NPCs or monsters will respond to a character in an encounter. Charisma also determines the number of retainers a character may have and their morale.

At this early point, Charisma mechanically is useful for Reaction Adjustments and Maximum Number of Retainers. This reveals the early assumptions of D&D; you would hire as many expendable followers as you could and descend into dungeons to loot for treasure and experience.

ADVANCED D&D

Advanced D&D, published in 1978, defined Charisma in almost exactly the same manner, but it does begin to distinguish between beauty and personal magnetism; i.e., an ugly dude could still have a high Charisma if he was of sufficient personal magnetism (Think Robin Williams or Mick Jagger.)

Charisma is the measure of the character’s combined physical attractiveness, persuasiveness, and personal magnetism. A generally non-beautiful character can have a very high charisma due to strong measures of the other two aspects of charisma. It is important to all characters, as it has an effect on dealings with others, principally non-player characters, mercenary hirelings, prospective retainers, and monsters. It absolutely dictates the total number of henchmen a character is able to retain. It affects loyalty of all hirelings and retainers. It is the key to leadership….

ORIENTAL ADVENTURES

By 1985, the publication of Oriental Adventures (the last book Gary Gygax developed for TSR) showed that for Gygax, Charisma had become something other than personal beauty. It was now pure force of will, the p

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Needing a new watch

I just broke my old Casio Pathfinder. Specifically the altimeter/barometer. Sucks because I liked that watch. And yes, I called to check and they can't repair it.

So I'm looking for a new one.

I found a pretty decent sale on the Casio Edifice EFR56D-1A for 80 bucks and I really like the look of it, but I prefer a digital face for ease of use.

I really liked the fact that the Pathfinder was solar charged.

Is there anything that would combine the looks of the Edifice line with the functionality and usefulness of the Pathfinder line?

I'm fine with big cases. A 50mm looks about right on me. The forced band attachment angles on my Pathfinder were really the only turn off about it. For perspective, my wrist is extremely weak right now due to an arm surgery and it measures right at 8.25".

What say you, watch aficionados? Prefer to keep the price under $200, which I know is low for most of you, but I have plenty of other expensive hobbies and don't need to add another one.

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Canadian Inflation in a Post-Pandemic World

Source: TD

Omar Abdelrahman, Economist

Dated May 26th, 2020

Highlights

  • Inflation has joined the list of variables blown off-course by COVID-19. April’s print showed another sharp monthly decline that sent yearly price growth to deflationary territory for the first time since the aftermath of the financial crisis.
  • A confluence of factors, including the expectation of lingering economic and labour market slack and subdued commodity prices, will likely keep CPI inflation at a near-standstill for the rest of the year.
  • That said, it is important to note that April’s headline deflation may be misleading. Among other measurement issues, there have likely been sizeable changes to consumption patterns brought on by COVID-19, meaning experienced inflation may be higher than what the headline suggests.
  • Canadian inflation expectations appear well-anchored around the target range, with some modest downside bias. This, combined with an expected return to more normal levels of economic activity, suggests a return of inflation to near the 2% target by late 2021. Still, over the medium and long term, there are meaningful risks that price pressures could rebound even more forcefully in light of the pandemic-driven monetary and fiscal stimulus and potential changes to global value chains.

Chart 1 - CPI Inflation - Y/Y % Change

  • Like most facets of the economy, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on consumer prices. April saw another sharp leg down, with CPI inflation falling 0.7% (m/m)1, bringing year/year CPI inflation to deflationary territory (-0.2%) for the first time since 2009. Unsurprisingly, a large chunk of the decline was led by gasoline and fuel prices, but weak and/or negative price changes were seen elsewhere too. This near-term downshift in inflation was to be expected given the unprecedented negative demand shock, but the economic impacts of COVID-19 are unlikely to be temporary. After many years of inflation predictably trending sideways, the unprecedented nature of the shock generates large uncertainty around the near- and longer-term path of inflation going forward.
  • For most of 2020, we expect that persistent economic slack, an elevated unemployment rate, and lackluster commodity prices will keep headline CPI inflation (year/year) signifi
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The Mystery of Equality

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>Were my life in question, instead of my honesty, I would not wish to involve you, or any body, in the least difficulty, for so worthless a poor creature. But, O sir! my soul is of equal importance with the soul of a princess; though my quality is inferior to that of the meanest slave. ~Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson (1740)

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The above quote will, i think, ring rather queer to modern ears. Indeed it rang queer to some early moderns as well. Sure Christian doctrine might nominally say all souls are equal in the eyes of God, but to expect those above your station to jump on your account? How presumptuous!

Of course. a quick refresher is in order for those of us who are a-bit rusty on our 18th century Literature.

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Intro: a quick digression through 18th century YA

Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded tells the story of 15 year old Pamela Andrews. The daughter of an impoverished school teacher, Pamela has entered service as a maidservant to Lady B, a local noblewoman. However when Lady B dies, the estate goes to her son Mr. B, a lecherous squire who soon develops designs on young Ms. Andrews. The majority of the novel is consumed with his schemes and attempts to force himself on Pamela, and Pamela’s counter schemes, resistances, lamentations, and various pleas and entreaties for assistance, before, finally giving up, Mr. B agrees to marry Pamela instead of merely forcing himself on her and keeping her as a mistress. It ends with the two in wedded bliss. Pamela’s Virtue in resisting temptation in spite of Mr. B’s conniving and violence is Rewarded with marriage to a man vastly above her station, and whom she (Maybe?) had the hots for all along.

(The novel reads vastly differently depending on whether you, like Richardson’s early female readership, assume Richardson’s Virtuous Heroines are deeply attracted to his wealthy, witty, virile and violent Rake-antagonists, or, like most modernist feminist readers, you assume you a reading a novel comprised almost entirely of repeated attempts to rape and enslave an underaged girl. Of course most of the dramatic tension is the, (according the centuries of readers) pretty hot, interplay between the two.)

It is , I’ll admit, a strange story. At once a Christian morality play and leering semi-pornographic farce, and yet, it was a bestseller in its day and one of the competitors for the (ever controversial) title of “Firs

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TD Financial Stress Monitor

Source: TD

James Orlando, CFA, Senior Economist

Brett Saldarelli, Economic Analyst

Dated April 20th, 2020

Highlights

  • Financial market sentiment has improved over the last few weeks on the back of significant monetary and fiscal stimulus. Still, the level of volatility remains elevated in response to the global spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent sudden stop in economic activity.

  • Equity markets have been a closely watched barometer for financial market stress. Most international equity markets are still down around 15% to 20% from the peak. The VIX Index, after surpassing the level reached during the Global Financial Crisis, has been declining dramatically over recent weeks.

  • Short-term funding markets have brought back memories of 2008, with interbank and commercial paper spreads spiking higher. The Federal Reserve has made efforts to ease funding pressures through a range of liquidity injections.

  • Corporate credit markets have improved with the new measures by the Federal Reserve, where it will buy corporate bonds and ETFs that hold corporate issues. This market has been under stress, with elevated spreads on both investment and speculative grade debt. Fed actions have improved liquidity and has allowed for companies to issues new debt.

  • We are living in extraordinary times. The current collapse in economic activity and the massive risk-off move in financial markets will be featured in textbooks for years to come. Though the decline in equity markets has garnered a lot of attention, financial stress is apparent in other markets as well. Specifically, corporate credit and short-term funding markets. To grasp the magnitude of the current stress, we compare it to past historical episodes. This framework will be regularly updated to help our clients understand the evolution of financial market risk. Note: This publication will be updated every Monday.

Equity Markets

Chart 1: Financial Stress and Equity Volatility

  • It took just 22 trading days for the S&P 500 to decline by 30%. The speed of the decline is why the Volatility Index (VIX) increased so dramatically, eclipsing the level from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008 (Table 1). With a peak of 83, it is the second highest level ever recorded, but still well
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China’s economy cause of growing concern in Beijing as US-China trade war takes toll on growth
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged local authorities to do everything possible to tackle ‘downward economic pressure’ amid US-China trade war tensions
  • Message represents a more pessimistic reading of China’s economic situation compared with previous statements from the government

Chinese premier Li Keqiang has urged local government officials to do everything possible to keep economic growth on track, sending a strong signal that Beijing is increasingly concerned about a deeper-than-expected economic slowdown amid a trade war with the United States.

Li told five provincial governors on Monday that local officials must “enhance the sense of urgency and responsibility” to ensure stable economic growth and “must put growth in a more prominent position” on their work agenda, according to a statement on the Chinese government’s website.

“The downward pressure on the economy is increasing continuously, and many real economic entities are struggling amid weak domestic demand,” Li said. He added local authorities must do everything they can to “make sure targets for this year are achieved.”

Li also told the governors from Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Henan, Hubei and Guangdong provinces that officials must strengthen their “bottom line thinking” – Communist Party jargon that describes the need to consider the worst-case scenario and take steps to avoid it.

The premier’s address was the first time the government has suggested its full-year targets – including a minimum gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 6 per cent – are at risk of being missed. Monday’s message represents a more pessimistic reading of China’s economic situation compared with previous statements from the government.

The country’s GDP growth figures for the third quarter, set for release on Friday, are expected to show a further deceleration from the second-quarter rate of 6.2 per cent.

A tit-for-tat trade war between Washington and Beijing has dampened consumer confidence and hurt business in the world's second largest economy – and anecdotal evidence of economic trouble is widespread. Samsung, the Korean electronics giant, shut down its last mobile phone factory in China last month, while Pang Da Automobile Trade, the country’s largest car dealer, was forced to start bankruptcy proceedings last month.Even by the government’s official figures, a broad-based sl

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Capitalism is a better system

Obviously it depends on the barometer in which one is using to measure success. You may see the alleged lack of social disparity in some society as the barometer for success within that society. But I would argue that you should take into consideration a much more accurate barometer of standard of living: GDP per capita. The USA, while more disparately unequal than some 1st world nations, is one of the wealthiest nations in the world as far as how much income an individual makes. The USA has a GDP per capita of 62,794 US Dollars, one of the highest but it has a Gini coefficient (barometer of income inequality of nations) of 0.39 (scale is 0 = complete equality and 1= complete inequality). Portugal on the other hand, a European country that could actually be considered more socialist given its government and economic policy over the last almost 50 years, has a better gini coefficient of 0.32, meaning that wealth is more equally distributed but they lack greatly in gdp per capita with 23,407 US Dollars meaning the average person in Portugal has way less personal spending power than the average American. So while Portugal is certainly more equal, the average individual is a lot less wealthy. So pick your poison: People in a society are generally as a collective on average, more wealthy and have more spending power, thus enjoying a higher standard of living but disparate in distribution with vast more wealth concentrated in higher tiers, or the society as a whole is more equal and thus "fair," but the average individual lacks an ability to enjoy a standard of living comparable to the first society mentioned. So "success" is subjective.

You can look at other European countries too. I don´t want to be biased here or cherry pick data. Denmark, is way closer to the USA in terms of GDP per capita and their society is way more equal than even that of Portugal. Each country obviously has its characteristics, history, culture, politics and other variables that come in to play that could dispute findings and conclusions such as my own. But it is undeniable that there is something to be said for economic policy driven by capital and privatization. But don´t fall into a trap by saying Denmark and other Scandinavian countries are wealthy by comparison and extremely more equal than the USA and claim at the same time that they are socialist. They are not. They have big central governments that choose to get involved in social welfare that is known as Social Democracy. This

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Suunto vs. Garmin vs. Polar

Hi there,

I am currently looking for a good sports watch which I can use for running and some other sports (Squash, Tennis, Gym, etc.). As my budget is a bit limited, I am looking for a watch that would cost max. 350 Euros.

Important for me is a good heart rate measurement, barometer and good GPS. A great software would be nice (I heard Suunto has a bad one).I am not too much into smartwatches -> so I don't need nice extras like music, smart payment or phone notifications.

My favorites right now are:

Polar Vantage M - Price aprox. 250 Euros

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR - Price: aprox: 150 Euros

Garmin forerunner 245 - Price; aprox: 300 Euros

Any experiences? Which one would you suggest or do you have any other good watches to recommend?

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How did ancient engineers (Roman or otherwise) determine elevation in order to build water projects?

I was reading today about the stupendous achievement that is the Pont du Garde at Nîmes, which was so precisely engineered that it descends only 12.6 meters over its entire length, for an average gradient of 1 in 3000. I know there are many other examples of such excellent early hydro engineering - the Indus river valley civilization had indoor plumbing in 2300 BC - but this got me thinking - how would ancient societies measure something like elevation?

I have a general awareness of the techniques surveyors would have used to lay out the courses of such aqueducts - basically, combine visual sight lines, trigonometry, abundant labor, and the inchworm method to lay everything out in as fine detail as necessary. Maybe this is just the answer? But I keep thinking that ancient societies would have needed to have some concept of relative elevation in order to know whether a certain water source could even be made to serve a given city in the first place prior to doing all the backbreaking work of surveying.

I know that in the 1800s, people like William Henry Brewer hauled massive barometers up to the top of mountains and used measurements of atmospheric pressure combined with trigonometric calculations and sightings to estimate the heights of the peaks. But AFAIK, the concept of atmospheric pressure only goes back to Torricelli in the early 17th century.

Does anyone have a better answer here? I'm open to being told that the answer is just pretty boring - they measured lots and lots of angles. But I wondered if there was more to it than that.

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Novinar iz Dallasa se je poleti odpravil v Slovenijo, da bi ugotovil zakaj tako majhna država, premore tako število izjemnih košarkarjev, na čelu z Luko Dončićem. Nastal je dolg in zelo zanimiv prispevek, ki je bil objavljen na plačljivem portalu, zato si ga lahko tukaj preberete zastonj.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — To be Slovenian is to be in the largest high school class ever. It is to be at a small concert venue for a one-hit-wonder band, singing unknown deep cuts with the only other hundred people who care. It is as though your neighborhood stretches across eight thousand square miles, and you know all your neighbors, and you actually like them, or at least share a comforting sense of familiarity with them. It is to feel closeness without needing the usual intimacy.

I realize this not even an hour after landing here, some time after a returning vacationer named Jan offered me a ride into the city. We had sat next to each other on the plane, talking for much of the flight; him returning from an early September vacation in Istanbul, me on the final flight leg en route from Dallas. Then, together with a friend of his, we continue chatting during the half-hour drive. When I mention my plans to meet two Slovenians the following morning, Jan stops me and asks for their names. I tell them to him, confused, imagining how coincidental it would be if he knew them. But he doesn’t know them – he’s looking them up on Facebook, looking for mutual friends, certain that somebody he knows will.

“We’re all like Kevin Bacon,” someone would later explain to me, except that in Slovenia, whose population barely exceeds two million, those six degrees of separation feel more like two. That’s even more true where we’re headed: Ljubljana, the country’s capital, a city barely larger than several Dallas suburbs. I’m told how strangers often have long conversations before realizing mutual friends they have in common. This rings true for Jan, whose Facebook search yields several shared connections. Even if it hadn’t, they would both still be Slovenian. That would still be enough.

Everywhere, Slovenia celebrates this smallness. Its diminutive size is a constant barometer used to measure itself against the world. My Airbnb host proudly tells me how you can visit the mountains and the beach in the same day, and how the furthest two points of the country are only a few hours’ drive apart. Throughout this trip, whenever someone finds out where I’m from, they explain their country by framing it against mine. “Two million,” one native says of the population, “is like the Minneapolis metropolitan area.”

Conversations happen in the same manner when they turn political. Even after completing the trip, I can’t tell you anything about the country’s local politics except that peop

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Do we level up when learning a skill?

Due to the second plane having mostly wave like properties (at least in regards to how it interacts with skills) the process of learning IS staged into discrete progression at the size of the wavelengths. However, also due to its wave like properties, your progression will also rocks back and forth relative to the wave amplitude separating into "poles".

The approximation could be made that you progress by a length, and then will have a performance that exists between two poles. So as you progress you do lock in your growth, but you will not be "free" of worrying about someone of relatively close level to you because of this polarity. They could have a good day and you a bad day and that is that. As a result improvement will be better seen as a distribution of probabilities that increase as you progress.

However this isn't the only thing you will see happen.

You will also see a pattern very often I just call the odd and even pattern.

Even pattern - You will suddenly gain a large burst of fortune (much like beginners luck) that will steadily decline until you hit rock bottom, and then (if you don't give up) you will get a second wind and then steadily and slowly decline in performance again.

https://images.app.goo.gl/rHj6P7f6dGDvBXGK9

Odd pattern - You will consistently sustain high performance (and with it a certain confidence), and this will suddenly drop to a low performance (and with it a certain immovable despair) only for it again to flip.

https://images.app.goo.gl/D8tbSZgVQyDvj51v6

So while you are advancing "a level" you might experience bizarre patterns like this where you might either be steadily declining in performance as you improve, only to see progress in huge bursts, or you might see the opposite of this where you might advance but see consistent results, and then have those good results turn awful for just as long, and then suddenly return.

These aren't the only things that happen either...

You have something akin to a "bunching up" on one side of a wave, and the trailing out of the other side of the wave. So like a literal wave at a beach just travelling through. This can suddenly CANCEL OUT your abilities and rather dramatically or extraordinarily enhance them, like a touch from the gods. This is just a matter of all the waves trending to a particular SIDE and depends whether they are in a negative amplitude or a positive amplitude. It w

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Experimenting inside the backrooms. Part 1.

This post will be my log as I enter the backrooms on purpose and attempt to execute numerous experiments or just interesting things. (Due to me being inside the backrooms I will have trouble formatting as I am using my phone)

For the record:

Name: William J. Age: 21 Objectives:

  1. Study the creatures which reside in the backrooms
  2. Determine the effects of the backrooms on one's mental state
  3. Attempt to make physical contact with another human being within the backrooms
  4. Collect data on the basic elements of the backrooms.

Log:

Day 1 9:32 I am still gathering supplies and have found a good place to no-clip, a corner of an old apartment block down by Wal-Mart. The location lies on a few dozen different spiritual locations like lay lines and from what I can gather there are claims of wormholes and gates between dimensions being present here. I'd reckon it will do fine as a location.

Day 1 10:49 I have gathered all the supplies, psyched myself, and have called of work, so I should have roughly a month IRL if you include the Coronavirus quarantine time off work. Though if everything works out correctly and times changes properly I should need only a few seconds. Anyhow here's a list of what I'll be bringing with me:

1x Backpack 1x Thermometer 1x Barometer 9x some other scientific crap I am too lazy to remember the names of. 32x MREs(I do know it probably won't be needed because of how the backrooms work, but you can never be too prepared) 4x Bottles of Water 1x Baretta 9mm 4x 12round 9mm Mags 1x stab proof vest 1x High-powered Flashlight 4x AA Batteries 5x Lined Paper 2x Pencils 1x Hammer 9x vials 1x Phone with protective case 1x Basic Protective Gear(Gloves, gas mask, etc...) 1x deck of cards 1x alarm clock 2x First Aid Kit

I couldn't fit anything more, so this better be enough.

Day 1 10:51 It took me a few tries of jumping up against the wall, but I'm in. I am definitely on lvl 0. All the stuff I brought is here and I am beginning to take all the measurements now.

Temperature: 72F Air Pressure: 101,325 Pa Air Composition: 78% Nitrogen 21% Oxygen .8% Argon. Visibility: estimated at 3km

Conclusion: lvl 0 shares most attributes with that of a room especially the temperature. While both the air pressure and air composition are identical to those found on Earth. The visibility is interesting though, as it is about 1/3 of standard visibility on Earth.

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how do I use the barometer on my GT Watch (1)?

so got the GTW yesterday. very happy with it. now, I know a barometer measures air pressure, and I think it's sort of accepted science but some people doubt it a little that you can tell if it'll rain etc using it? but how do I read it and make sense of the reading? I did Google a little but came up with a lot more about reading old school ones than making sense of the readings

also, the first time I used it, it said 999hpa and it's now 988hpa. is that normal/likely right? or is the sensor maybe borked? it sounds pretty high but idk what I'm on about

thanks in advance guys and sorry for the noob question. but it's on my selected watchface so I wouldn't mind getting to understand it

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DEMOLITION DAYS, PART 57

Continuing

We wheel over to the pile of errant rocks Jayden wants me to evict. I grab my geologists’ hammer, put on the safety squints, and hack off a hunk.

Looking at it through a hand lens magnifier, I see that it’s loaded with quartz but heavily eroded. It appears to be igneous, rhyolite perhaps. There’s some euhedral, that is, crystallographically well-developed, small tan-beige crystals as well. Could it be feldspar, microcline maybe? It looks like some plagioclase as well.

Lady comes running up with four of her new best buddies, Jayden’s farm hounds. Jayden pats her on the head and tells them there are feral pigs on the farm. Go find them!

They all take off barking and yapping as they run around looking for these elusive swine.

“We really don’t have any”, Jayden confesses, “Now I feel bad lying to them.”

We both chuckle as I break out the generator and jackhammer.

“Jayden”, I say, “this stuff is pretty well eroded. It shouldn’t be too difficult for us to cut some shot holes. Let me measure the area, and calculate how much dynamite I’ll need for the job.”

“Dynamite, ‘eh?” Jayden asks, “Is that going to work?”

“Nahhh”, I reply, “It’ll just piss it off.” I let that sink in for a minute and continue, “Yeah, I’m sure. Dynamite will be more than enough to do the trick.”

“OK, you’re the boss”, Jayden says.

I snap to and look at Jayden, pseudo-crossly.

“Oh, yeah,” he corrects himself, “You’re the Motherfucking Pro from Dover.

“And don’t you forget it” I reply, chuckling.

I ask Jayden to keep an eye on Lady as I head into town. No need to, Jayden’s six children are all having a field day with their new small pony and the other farm hounds.

I find a likely looking farm hardware store, go in, and ask for 6 cases of Herculene 40% Extra Fast. I’ll also need some caps, and super boosters, I tell them.

After scrutinizing my permits, papers, and payment, they help me load the back of the truck.

Back at Jayden’s place, he’s done a pretty credible job of making hole. Somewhat random pattern, but in the softer, more eroded material, the jackhammer punches right through.

Jayden’s an old hand at blasting procedures, so just a quick refresh was needed. He told me he could have handled this by himself, but never got around to it. He decided to call in a favor and the professional. I told him I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday.

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Step 4: Hone Your EQ

Once you learn to master your thoughts, the next layer to master is your emotions. When negative mindsets govern your every thought, it facilitates the tendency to slip into similarly adverse emotions. However, once you have banished your horsemen, you lessen the grasp they have on your feelings, and so it makes this step far more manageable.

WHAT IS EQ AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

EQ stands for Emotional Quotient, otherwise known as Emotional Intelligence. It is our ability to recognize, manage, and utilize emotions in both ourselves and others. Up until recently, it was commonly taught that IQ is the barometer through which success is measured, but recent research has shown that EQ is responsible for at least 80% of our success both personally and professionally.

In this step, you will learn how to best manage your emotions, and even use them in your favor. This process isn't about ignoring them or repressing them. In fact, the origin of the word emotion can be attributed to the Latin verb motere meaning to move, combined with the prefix e- to convey "to move away". In other words, emotions should provide direction in your life. Each emotion that we experience directs our bodies differently.

  • Anger: Blood flows to our hands, likely as an evolutionary response to prepare us to grab a weapon. Our heart rate increases and adrenaline surges through our bodies.
  • Fear: Blood is shunted from the peripherals and directed to large skeletal muscles in preparation for the fight or flight response. Our attention fixes on the "threat" and hormones surge through the body to prepare us for action.
  • Happiness: Endorphins, colloquially known as the brain's "feel-good chemical" are structurally similar to opioids and inhibit pain and negative feelings. Evolutionarily, happiness is a reward for achieving a goal or receiving something crucial to our survival. (Of course, this can also backfire).
  • Love: Similar to happiness, love shuts down the neural pathways responsible for negative emotions, as well as shutting down channels for social comparison and judgment.
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January 2020 Regional Championships Preview

Welcome to 2020, where the battles in the Video Game Championships will quite literally be huge for this season! With Sword and Shield set to be out for nearly two months, players from across Europe will descend on Bochum in Germany, while those in North America will be making their way to Dallas, Texas, with a view to stake their claim as the first Regional winners in the Gen 8 era.

Those of you unable to join in the fun will still have the opportunity to follow these events during the coming weeks! Victory Road will be streaming live from the event in Bochum over the weekend with the dulcet tones of Ben Kyriakou, Jamie Boyt and Louise Claessen casting throughout. You can catch the stream starting from roughly 9am CEST (3am EST) on both days; please look out for links to the stream. For Dallas, The Pokemon Company International will be streaming the US Regional the week after, with schedules and casters to be announced closer to the date.

Jump into the Not-so-unknown

While this weekend will be the first major event of the calendar for the 2020 rules, the players for the most part will not be jumping into the format essentially blind as has been the case in some previous seasons. With the better part of two months since Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield released, players have been furiously practising and perfecting their early teams. From the numerous online tournaments hosted by several established sites and world champions battling it out, to the cut and thrust of the ladders, players have sought to experiment and learn what the new and old offerings have to give in these new titles.

Early local events will also give a hint to regional flavours going into future events, particularly in relation to those in Europe and North America, as people stake out some early practice in real tournament scenarios. This may encourage players to look into teams that do well and if trends form; likely making some teams targeted more heavily even within a week.

The online data and metrics that we have will already reinforce several key Pokemon to look out for and consider in team-building for all those involved. The wealth of information from groups such as VGC Stats and Pikalytics has been an important barometer for many players, but the depth that people can delve is greater than ever before. However, with any new format, with a restricted list of Pokemon to work with and brand new mechanics, the ro

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Has anyone considered adding Fitness trackers to the game yet?

So I'm back after a year away from cataclysm and while getting caught up on what's changed I noticed one of the more contentious things seems to be the new hunger system with the main issue being some finding it annoying that you can't reliably use the hunger display to know if you need calories or not.

I understand the realism aspect of this as I've done the fitness thing and understand that just because you feel hungry doesn't mean you need calories but I understand how annoying it can be to not know what you need while playing a survival game.

I know you can use the debug menu to check on your calorie situation and some have advocated adding something like the self aware trait to allow them to see what their calorie needs are while others argue being able to know that isn't realistic and so on.

So I wonder fitness trackers are things that exist in real life so why not add them to cataclysm? Seems like it would be a good compromise in the issue.

If anyone doesn't know, fitness trackers are basically smart watches and like all electronics there varying costs and features but generally they have functions that measure stuff like your heart rate, number of steps taken and some have Gyroscopes to judge if your sitting, laying or stand and can even have barometers to try to calculate when you go up and down stairs.

As you might have guessed they use this information to try and estimate the amount of calories you've burned with your daily activities. Some even come with apps for entering the calories you've eaten so you can measure it against what you've used.

If we can make stuff like that with our technology I see no reason they can't exist in the Cataclysm universe where mechs, battle robots and cyborgs are a thing.

Rather then something that is always on and adds new info to the stats sidebar I seee them as being a watch you wear and can activate for 1 battery charge per use and it gives you your current Calorie information at the time of activation.

As I said I haven't been around for a while so has this been considered already?

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Overheating in Credit Markets: Origins, Measurement, and Policy Responses

Federal Reserve

(02/07/13)

  • Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to be here. The question I'd like to address today is this: What factors lead to overheating episodes in credit markets?1 In other words, why do we periodically observe credit booms, times during which lending standards appear to become lax and which tend to be followed by low returns on credit instruments relative to other asset classes?2 We have seen how such episodes can sometimes have adverse effects on the financial system and the broader economy, and the hope would be that a better understanding of the causes can be helpful both in identifying emerging problems on a timely basis and in thinking about appropriate policy responses.

Two Views of the Overheating Mechanism

  • I will start by sketching two views that might be invoked to explain variation in the pricing of credit risk over time: a "primitive preferences and beliefs" view and an "institutions, agency, and incentives" view. While the first view is a natural starting point, I will argue that it must be augmented with the second view if one wants to fully understand the dynamics of overheating episodes in credit markets.
  • According to the primitives view, changes in the pricing of credit over time reflect fluctuations in the preferences and beliefs of end investors such as households, where these beliefs may or may not be entirely rational. Perhaps credit is cheap when household risk tolerance is high--say, because of a recent run-up in wealth. Or maybe credit is cheap when households extrapolate current good times into the future and neglect low-probability risks.
  • By contrast, I am skeptical that one can say much about time variation in the pricing of credit--as opposed to equities--without focusing on the roles of institutions and incentives. The premise here is that since credit decisions are almost always delegated to agents inside banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, and so forth, any effort to analyze the pricing of credit has to take into account not only household preferences and beliefs, but also the incentives facing the agents actually making the decisions. And these incentives are in turn shaped by the rules of the game, which include regulations, accounting
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Chihayafuru 3 Companion Guide - S3E7

<-- Previous (S3E6) | Next (S3E8) -->

Poem of the Day: Autumn Storm - Poem 69

The Japanese title of S3E7 is あらしふく or “arashi fuku” (Crunchyroll: The storm blasts), which refers to the first line of Poem 69, which was also our Poem of the Day for S3E6.

Mostow translates the poem as:

> It’s the autumn leaves

> of the hills of Mimuro,

> where the tempests blow,

> that are the woven brocade floating

> on the waters of Tatsuta River!

While in S3E6, the focus was on the “storm” aspect of the poem, which represented Taichi as a challenger to Chihaya for the Yoshino Class A title, S3E7 uses the “wind” to mirror the shift in the lives of the three protagonists -- winds of change, if you’d like.

Since the start of Chihayafuru, Chihaya has always been chasing after Arata. At first, her goals were simply to just reconnect with him through karuta -- the promise that they’d always be together if they kept playing the sport. Arata’s dream was always to become Master like his grandfather, so Chihaya also aimed to walk alongside him. She had never been the best at anything, let alone dreamed, so she borrowed some of his passion and wished to become Queen. However, over the course of the series, her goals have evolved too. Her hopes were always centered on people -- like meeting Arata again -- but they’ve become more expansive and expressive of her own desires. In S1, she wanted to win the National High School Team Tournament with Mizusawa and, in S2, she wanted to see Taichi graduate to Class A. Now, in S3, she wants to become a teacher and coach like Miyauchi-sensei and Coach Sakurazawa, even if it means skipping the East Japan Qualifiers. In a way, it’s like Chihaya has been figuring out who she wants to be -- and that makes sense, since she’s just a high school student. The seeds have been sown all along, but her dream is very clear: she doesn’t want to just be the best, she wants to also introduce others to the world of karuta and nurture the community.

Taichi’s is perhaps the most on the nose. Like the autumn imagery of the poem suggests, Tsutomu explains that it is the autumn of Taichi’s second year and that means that his window for playing karuta is closing, as he needs to focus on his studies and get ready to apply to medical school. Saddled by expectations all his life, Harada’s early monologue almost seems aimed a

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My perhaps, contrarian opinion on Chinese soft power. It is improving and nowhere near zero.

In the light of the discussion the sub had regarding China's soft power that first began with the pro-Democracy landslide win in the HK elections, I wanted to jump in with my own analysis.

For most analysts and a frequent point of discontent on the sub most interpretation of Chinese soft power is that its abysmal, practically zero. If it weren't for being the second biggest economy in the world, it would just be a supersized North Korea. With that, and per my title I would categorically classify it as such, hyperbolic statement as an opener, how does it stack against reality? Well in deference to the man whom most Americans are acknowledging is among the more underappreciated candidates in the US 2020 race, Andrew Yang, lets use statistics! What is the most over-arching, comprehensive statistical barometer one can use to measure soft power objectively? Global opinion polls, the most respected among them being PEW. And how did China do in its recent, PEW pollings? Actually, not too shabby. 41% positive to 37% negative, with the latter mostly due to double digit drops in countries that haven't exactly had a positive opinion of China, nevermind when Xi Jinping removed term limits, but for 200 years and counting.

Here is another barometer, how well is China doing in terms of culture? Well in some areas, there's no lie it is in fact bleak. Currently in American theaters is the South Korean movie Parasite. It has risen to be the 35th best rated movie on IMDB and most agree that if America allowed foreign films to snag more than just the Best Foreign Language film Oscar, Parasite would be easily the front-runner for Best Picture. Meanwhile, when was the last time China or even Hong Kong for that matter released a movie to that level of acclaim internationally? Ne Zha was a good movie, but once again its appeal has solely been to Chinese audiences. Debunking the claim that China can't make good movies, but corroborating the fact that the country continues to struggle with marketing. Chinese news media is unequivocally an embarrassment, while Chinese pop-bands are practically unheard of, that part's been gone over at length and I won't delve deeper into it. However, does that tell the whole story? Well, once again, not really. These are Viki's top trending Dramas right now. From that, what can we glean? That South Ko

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How do airplanes determine their attitude and altitude?

TL;DR: How does a plane like a Cessna 172 determine its pitch, roll, altitude above ground, and heading?

I am working on a small UAV, basically just a glorified RC plane. My plan is to have a fully functioning autopilot that could keep the drone level, that could follow a GPS path, and that could return the drone in case it flies beyond my line of sight or if it loses connection with the controller. But I've started to run into issues with the sensors I use to determine the 3D position and orientation of the drone.

I use an electronic accelerometer to determine the attitude, the same chip that's used in smartphones to rotate the screen, but there are two fundamental issues with it; firstly, it needs to be re-calibrated quite often, and while that's simple in a phone, it's not really possible on a drone in-flight that is constantly moving. This leads to any errors of the accelerometer stacking up and making the chip unusable. The other issue is that because the drone is so many times larger than the accelerometer itself, any slight shaking or bending of the hull is interpreted as roll or pitch, and, again, distorts the attitude readings.

The other problem I'm having right now is correctly reading the altitude of the drone. I use a barometer, but that too seems to be quite inaccurate. If I place it inside the hull, it lags behind due to the slower equalization of inside and outside pressure. If I place it with an air intake outside of the hull, then the air currents around it throw it off. It also needs to be calibrated before each flight.

But the biggest issue with using a barometer to tell the altitude is the fact that it can only measure the altitude above sea level, which is pretty useless given that the drone can only fly low above the terrain. I experimented with acoustic range sensors, basically echolocation, to get the altitude above ground, but again, similarly to the barometer, it gets extremely distorted by the air vibrations when the drone is flying fast.

I also tried using a magnetometer - electronic compass - to tell the heading of the drone, but that was a total failure; the electronics inside the drone (mainly the two electric motors) interfered with the compass, making it useless.

So I figured that instead of trying to come up with new and crappy methods, I'd learn from actual functioning aircraft. As far as I know, one method that airliners use to determine their altitude above the ground is using radar and bouncing a radio

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning August 10th, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon to all of you here on r/stocks. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning August 10th, 2020.

Markets could be challenged by Washington stimulus talks and China tensions - (Source)


> The debate in Washington over the next round of fiscal stimulus and rising tensions between the White House and China could act as brakes on the stock market in the coming week.


> Stocks rallied in the past week but were more sluggish Friday, as investors watched stimulus talks between Democrats and the Trump administration stall out. Investors also were concerned that President Donald Trump’s executive order banning U.S. transactions with Tencent’s We Chat and Bytedance’s Tik Tok would accelerate the deterioration of relations between the U.S. and China and draw retribution.


> Just ahead of Friday’s market close, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said just that he is recommending the White House move forward with executive orders on unemployment, student loans and rental foreclosures. He said a compromise could not be reached with Democrats, who wanted a $2 trillion package. Stocks edged higher after the announcement though details of the orders and how any assistance could be funded were unclear.


> “It’s an attempt to bring the Democrats back to the table to negotiate a deal by threatening to use an executive order. They may be able to get some things down, but it won’t be enough to create the bridge they need while the economy continues to repair itself,” said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors.


> The S&P 500 was up 2.4% for the week, ending at 3,351, after a 2 point gain Friday. The Nasdaq was down 0.9% Friday, ending at 11,010. It was up 2.5% for the week.


> “Part of the reason stocks have held in there well and continue to melt up is that one of the things that is priced in is a fifth fiscal policy package of $1.5 trillion. if we don’t get one, I do think the market will retrace lower to reflect a lack of stimulus,” said Arone. “The recovery will stall out without one.”


> As for China, it has so far not taken actions against U.S. companies, even with the T

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon to all of you here on r/stocks. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020.

After big sell-off, stock market will be wary of virus and Fed testimony in week ahead - (Source)


> Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to reassure markets next week the central bank will do whatever it takes to help the economy heal. That should be enough to keep investors moving into stocks that benefit from an economic rebound and push the S&P 500 into the green for 2020.


> Stocks could be caught in a tug-of-war in the week ahead, as investors weigh the potential positives of a reopening economy against worry that the coronavirus continues to spread.


> In the past week, the S&P 500′s sharp gains briefly drove the index into positive territory for the year, before a bruising sell-off at the end of the week. Stocks were more than 47% above the March 23 low before investors got spooked by signs the coronavirus is picking up in some areas.


> The Fed also dampened sentiment when it released economic forecasts Wednesday that showed a slow recovery and interest rates at zero through the end of 2022. Investors will hear more of the same when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before Congress this Tuesday and Wednesday in his semi-annual economic testimony. He may provide more clarity on the Fed’s bond buying and other policy moves.


> Retail sales for May are released Tuesday, and that will be an important look at consumer spending activity. It is the most important data in the coming week, other than the weekly jobless claims report on Thursday.


> Stocks rose on Friday with the S&P 500 up more than 1% after Thursday’s sharp sell-off that sent the index down nearly 6%. Treasury yields, which move opposite price, also moved sharply lower as investors moved to the safety of bonds. The 10-year yield was back to 0.70%, well off the high of 0.95% in the week earlier.


> “We’ve been overbought for awhile and digesting gains would be natural,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA.


> Stovall said the fact that 97% of the S&P 500 companies’ s

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon to all of you here on r/wallstreetbets. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020.

After big sell-off, stock market will be wary of virus and Fed testimony in week ahead - (Source)


> Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to reassure markets next week the central bank will do whatever it takes to help the economy heal. That should be enough to keep investors moving into stocks that benefit from an economic rebound and push the S&P 500 into the green for 2020.


> Stocks could be caught in a tug-of-war in the week ahead, as investors weigh the potential positives of a reopening economy against worry that the coronavirus continues to spread.


> In the past week, the S&P 500′s sharp gains briefly drove the index into positive territory for the year, before a bruising sell-off at the end of the week. Stocks were more than 47% above the March 23 low before investors got spooked by signs the coronavirus is picking up in some areas.


> The Fed also dampened sentiment when it released economic forecasts Wednesday that showed a slow recovery and interest rates at zero through the end of 2022. Investors will hear more of the same when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before Congress this Tuesday and Wednesday in his semi-annual economic testimony. He may provide more clarity on the Fed’s bond buying and other policy moves.


> Retail sales for May are released Tuesday, and that will be an important look at consumer spending activity. It is the most important data in the coming week, other than the weekly jobless claims report on Thursday.


> Stocks rose on Friday with the S&P 500 up more than 1% after Thursday’s sharp sell-off that sent the index down nearly 6%. Treasury yields, which move opposite price, also moved sharply lower as investors moved to the safety of bonds. The 10-year yield was back to 0.70%, well off the high of 0.95% in the week earlier.


> “We’ve been overbought for awhile and digesting gains would be natural,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA.


> Stovall said the fact that 97% of the S&P 500 comp

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning August 10th, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon to all of you here on r/smallstreetbets. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning August 10th, 2020.

Markets could be challenged by Washington stimulus talks and China tensions - (Source)


> The debate in Washington over the next round of fiscal stimulus and rising tensions between the White House and China could act as brakes on the stock market in the coming week.


> Stocks rallied in the past week but were more sluggish Friday, as investors watched stimulus talks between Democrats and the Trump administration stall out. Investors also were concerned that President Donald Trump’s executive order banning U.S. transactions with Tencent’s We Chat and Bytedance’s Tik Tok would accelerate the deterioration of relations between the U.S. and China and draw retribution.


> Just ahead of Friday’s market close, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said just that he is recommending the White House move forward with executive orders on unemployment, student loans and rental foreclosures. He said a compromise could not be reached with Democrats, who wanted a $2 trillion package. Stocks edged higher after the announcement though details of the orders and how any assistance could be funded were unclear.


> “It’s an attempt to bring the Democrats back to the table to negotiate a deal by threatening to use an executive order. They may be able to get some things down, but it won’t be enough to create the bridge they need while the economy continues to repair itself,” said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors.


> The S&P 500 was up 2.4% for the week, ending at 3,351, after a 2 point gain Friday. The Nasdaq was down 0.9% Friday, ending at 11,010. It was up 2.5% for the week.


> “Part of the reason stocks have held in there well and continue to melt up is that one of the things that is priced in is a fifth fiscal policy package of $1.5 trillion. if we don’t get one, I do think the market will retrace lower to reflect a lack of stimulus,” said Arone. “The recovery will stall out without one.”


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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon to all of you here on r/StockMarket. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020.

After big sell-off, stock market will be wary of virus and Fed testimony in week ahead - (Source)


> Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to reassure markets next week the central bank will do whatever it takes to help the economy heal. That should be enough to keep investors moving into stocks that benefit from an economic rebound and push the S&P 500 into the green for 2020.


> Stocks could be caught in a tug-of-war in the week ahead, as investors weigh the potential positives of a reopening economy against worry that the coronavirus continues to spread.


> In the past week, the S&P 500′s sharp gains briefly drove the index into positive territory for the year, before a bruising sell-off at the end of the week. Stocks were more than 47% above the March 23 low before investors got spooked by signs the coronavirus is picking up in some areas.


> The Fed also dampened sentiment when it released economic forecasts Wednesday that showed a slow recovery and interest rates at zero through the end of 2022. Investors will hear more of the same when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before Congress this Tuesday and Wednesday in his semi-annual economic testimony. He may provide more clarity on the Fed’s bond buying and other policy moves.


> Retail sales for May are released Tuesday, and that will be an important look at consumer spending activity. It is the most important data in the coming week, other than the weekly jobless claims report on Thursday.


> Stocks rose on Friday with the S&P 500 up more than 1% after Thursday’s sharp sell-off that sent the index down nearly 6%. Treasury yields, which move opposite price, also moved sharply lower as investors moved to the safety of bonds. The 10-year yield was back to 0.70%, well off the high of 0.95% in the week earlier.


> “We’ve been overbought for awhile and digesting gains would be natural,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA.


> Stovall said the fact that 97% of the S&P 500 compani

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon to all of you here on r/smallstreetbets. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning June 15th, 2020.

After big sell-off, stock market will be wary of virus and Fed testimony in week ahead - (Source)


> Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to reassure markets next week the central bank will do whatever it takes to help the economy heal. That should be enough to keep investors moving into stocks that benefit from an economic rebound and push the S&P 500 into the green for 2020.


> Stocks could be caught in a tug-of-war in the week ahead, as investors weigh the potential positives of a reopening economy against worry that the coronavirus continues to spread.


> In the past week, the S&P 500′s sharp gains briefly drove the index into positive territory for the year, before a bruising sell-off at the end of the week. Stocks were more than 47% above the March 23 low before investors got spooked by signs the coronavirus is picking up in some areas.


> The Fed also dampened sentiment when it released economic forecasts Wednesday that showed a slow recovery and interest rates at zero through the end of 2022. Investors will hear more of the same when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before Congress this Tuesday and Wednesday in his semi-annual economic testimony. He may provide more clarity on the Fed’s bond buying and other policy moves.


> Retail sales for May are released Tuesday, and that will be an important look at consumer spending activity. It is the most important data in the coming week, other than the weekly jobless claims report on Thursday.


> Stocks rose on Friday with the S&P 500 up more than 1% after Thursday’s sharp sell-off that sent the index down nearly 6%. Treasury yields, which move opposite price, also moved sharply lower as investors moved to the safety of bonds. The 10-year yield was back to 0.70%, well off the high of 0.95% in the week earlier.


> “We’ve been overbought for awhile and digesting gains would be natural,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA.


> Stovall said the fact that 97% of the S&P 500 com

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The Blegh Index - An Objective Inquiry

The Blegh Index - An Objective Inquiry

Posting this to /r/corejerk first cuz this is honestly so fucking dumb that I'm sure you all would appreciate it.

The date is February 4th, 2020 - the world was turning, society was still moving, and by and large, things were still (relatively) normal. All seemed to be going well.

But a twitter post changed all of that.

The BLEGH was dead - unceremoniously killed, the crown abdicated, a scene in shambles. In perhaps many ways, this foreshadowed a global crisis to come in the following weeks. While Sam Carter may not be the reigning champion of the artform, many around the world would be BLEGHing soon enough.

While the Brahms of the BLEGH may have abandoned us, there are many within the scene poised to reclaim the art form. In what follows, I describe a systematic process of cataloging the use of metalcore's most famous/hyped glottal expression throughout a sample of contemporary metalcore artists. In this inquiry, I aim to discuss not just the overall usage of the technique throughout these works, but also detail why it has such resonance within the scene.


Terminology

Before addressing this question in proper, a brief note must be raised regarding terminology. Throughout metalcore, the use of non-verbal, screamed vocals is commonplace. Whether they be at the end of a verse, a breakdown callout, or even an expression of intensity, we are all familiar with many of these expression; the common "Yeah", "FUCK!", "SHIT!" and more can all be seen throughout the metalcore canon. But perhaps most interestingly, the BLEGH has had a lasting impact on the course of the scene, as well as its close linguistic cousins, the "EUGH", and the "AUGH". No doubt, many of these vocal expression have been the source of countless hype and solidarity within contemporary metalcore. For the purposes of this report, I will be focusing strictly on many of the non-verbal expressions, given their ubiquity and impact. These include the common BLEGH, its counterparts EUGH and AUGH, as well as any other non-verbal screamed techniques. For the remainder to this report, all of these expressions will fall under a common banner/denotation of BLEGH.


Methods

The sample for this report was generated through a series of data-driven methodologies. First and foremost, I generated an initial frame by reviewing numerous /r/metalcore threads where the BLEGH was regula

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning January 20th, 2020

Good Saturday morning to all of you here on r/wallstreetbets. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning January 20th, 2020.

Earnings will decide whether the market continues to hit new highs after another week of records - (Source)


> With the Chinese trade deal out of the way, earnings could be the biggest driver for stocks in the week ahead, as big tech, financial, consumer and industrial companies report.


> So far, the early rush of earnings are beating estimates at a pace of about 70%. Just a few dozen S&P 500 companies report in the four-day trading week, including IBM Tuesday and Intel on Thursday. Johnson & Johnson reports Wednesday; Procter & Gamble is Thursday, and American Express releases results Friday. The stock market is closed Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.


> President Donald Trump travels to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, where he speaks Tuesday. With the China trade deal signed this past Wednesday, strategists say they are now watching for any signs of a bigger trade row brewing between the U.S. and Europe.


> There are a few economic reports, including existing home sales Wednesday; leading indicators Thursday, and the Markit PMI data for manufacturing and services on Friday.


> But it’s earnings, where investors will take the pulse of corporate America, and decide whether forward guidance is justifying the stock market’s record highs and price earnings ratio of more than 18.5. The S&P 500 gained nearly 2% in the past week, its best week since August. The S&P 500 closed at a record 3,329 Friday and is now up about 3% since the start of the year.


> The Dow and Nasdaq also ended the week at new highs. The Dow ended up 1.9% for the week, at 29,348. The Nasdaq rose 2.3% in the past week, ending at 9,388.


> Jonathan Golub, chief U.S. market strategist at Credit Suisse, said the fourth quarter could be a turning point for earnings, after a poor performance in 2019. So far, earnings are down about 0.8% this quarter, based on actual releases and estimates, according to Refinitiv. If not for the drag from energy companies, profits for S&P 500 companies would ha

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Sources against the narrative that "India has a Rape Culture". Can be used to counter racists found online.

Against the narrative that "India has a Rape Culture"

People who say India has a "rape culture" and start labeling all of us as rapists, read this (I've written this in the context of USA, but it applies to most western countries) :

  1. First fact: Media reporting standards are not the same
    .
    India's media reports things differently from media in other parts of the world. Media reports in various parts of the world have themes. American media focus a lot on race issues. Middle East media focuses a lot on sectarian issues. Indian media focuses a lot on gender issues. It would be faulty to not recognize the themes and blindly use media as a barometer.
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    Crimes get a disproportionate share of India's media reporting. Top news sources in the US, don't report rapes in the way India does. For instance, 25 women in the US were raped/assaulted in the time I took to write this comment (about 30 mins). You wouldn't likely read about any of these 25 cases in the media.
    When a woman was sexually assaulted in an Uber taxi in Delhi, it became a major news and the government quickly reacted. But, such crimes involving Uber is fairly routine in the US.
    Sources:
    ^(http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/16/least-two-women-who-reported-sexual-assaults-boston-sunday-were-using-uber-police-say/cFHpgzcfIoBYiTfWgOqYOK/story.html)
    ^(http://abc7news.com/325011/)
    ^(http://www.whosdrivingyou.org/rideshare-incidents.html#SexualAssaults)
    .
    In the US and Europe, such rape stories would come in local media and just move out of national attention. You probably didn't even come across it. US local governments didn't pursue Uber with the same vigor. Indian media selectively picks up a case and rallies around that. This creates a distorted reality.
    .
    The sad truth is that it is not India vs. US. It is that women get raped and it doesn't become a big news. See this as a global problem.

  1. Second fact: India's rape rate is not the highest in the world. Not even close
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    According to the 2010 UN data on rape, the rapes per 100,000 people in India is 0.4 and 27.3 in USA. Going by these statistics, rape rate in USA is a whopping 6825% of India, so much for the "rape culture" in India.
    Sources:
    ^(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics)
    ^(http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/top-5-countries-highest-rates-rape-1434355) ^(http://www.nationmaster
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Under The Lights: Gliscor & Gligar (Rose Cup) with deep moveset comparisons and analysis!

Scorpions + vampire bats = nightmare fuel!

The "Under The Lights" article series provides deeper dives on Pokémon (usually non-"meta" ones) that I think may deserve a little more attention, ones that are under the radar a bit but may have breakout potential in the current Cup format. And today, to also correct some potential mis-information by the error-prone author of those "Nifty Or Thrifty" monstrosities articles. Let's look at what that nutjob wrote THIS time:

"Gliscor wants Fury Cutter, *while Gligar prefers Wing Attack. Don’t ask me why just yet, as this is requiring more research and number crunching than I have had time to do just yet, just trust me that they consistently get their best results with the moves I have recommended in this column. Basically, for now, just trust me. 😉 (Or perhaps more accurately, trust the numbers! 🤓)"

Pshaw. Can't trust that guy at all (even though he is strangely attractive and appealing... bah, stay focused!), because the numbers actually may tell a quite different story.

So let's put Gliscor and Gligar under the microscope... and, of course, under the lights.

GLISCOR

Ground/Flying Type

Attack: 117 (114 Maximized)

Defense: 142 (145 Maximized)

HP: 115 (119 Maximized)

(Maximized/High Stat Product IVs: 1-15-14, 1498 CP, Level 21)

Gliscor and its pre-evolution Gligar are of the very rare (and currently unique) Ground/Flying combo, so let's look at what that means for a moment. Ground and Flying give each other some good coverage, with Ground negating Flying's weakness to Rock and Electric (it is actually resistant to Electric instead), and Flying eliminating the normal Ground weakness to Grass. Gliscor DOES still retain the standard Ground weakness to Water (which thankfully there is very little of here), but the real tradeoff is that both Ground and Flying are weak to Ice, so they are DOUBLE weak as a result... they're really the only reason Glalie retains even fringe consideration in Rose Cup. But that's it: Ice and Water are its ONLY weaknesses, and it resists Bug, Fighting, Poison, Electric (as mentioned before), and doubly resists Ground attacks, basically taking the best parts of the two typing and merging them in a unique way. That alone can give Gliscor a leg (stubby as they may be) up. And Gliscor can also rely on its above average bulk, which is higher than the majority of other Ground an

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning January 20th, 2020

Good Saturday morning to all of you here on r/stocks. I hope everyone on this sub made out pretty nicely in the market this past week, and is ready for the new trading week ahead.

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning January 20th, 2020.

Earnings will decide whether the market continues to hit new highs after another week of records - (Source)


> With the Chinese trade deal out of the way, earnings could be the biggest driver for stocks in the week ahead, as big tech, financial, consumer and industrial companies report.


> So far, the early rush of earnings are beating estimates at a pace of about 70%. Just a few dozen S&P 500 companies report in the four-day trading week, including IBM Tuesday and Intel on Thursday. Johnson & Johnson reports Wednesday; Procter & Gamble is Thursday, and American Express releases results Friday. The stock market is closed Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.


> President Donald Trump travels to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, where he speaks Tuesday. With the China trade deal signed this past Wednesday, strategists say they are now watching for any signs of a bigger trade row brewing between the U.S. and Europe.


> There are a few economic reports, including existing home sales Wednesday; leading indicators Thursday, and the Markit PMI data for manufacturing and services on Friday.


> But it’s earnings, where investors will take the pulse of corporate America, and decide whether forward guidance is justifying the stock market’s record highs and price earnings ratio of more than 18.5. The S&P 500 gained nearly 2% in the past week, its best week since August. The S&P 500 closed at a record 3,329 Friday and is now up about 3% since the start of the year.


> The Dow and Nasdaq also ended the week at new highs. The Dow ended up 1.9% for the week, at 29,348. The Nasdaq rose 2.3% in the past week, ending at 9,388.


> Jonathan Golub, chief U.S. market strategist at Credit Suisse, said the fourth quarter could be a turning point for earnings, after a poor performance in 2019. So far, earnings are down about 0.8% this quarter, based on actual releases and estimates, according to Refinitiv. If not for the drag from energy companies, profits for S&P 500 companies would have been

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