Yes I actually ran a word count. Y’all, when this guy starts talking at faculty meeti…well, nevermind.
That’s all. Just needed to blow off steam. Thanks.
I hate how stale the meta is. I feel like the ever sleeping team is running over me every time I see priestess, mech, seer, merc, and sometimes even perf. As a survivor, I always see Galatea, Yidhra, and BQ.
I don’t want to have to conform to the meta hunters and 5 meta survivors but game theory shows me that if I cooperate, the other person can either work with me and we both benefit, or only they benefit, and since this community is extra competitive, they will always choose the latter, so it forces everyone to stick to the meta and besides small little plays and whatnot, at high ranks, the games sorta blend together.
Is this normal? Am I crazy?
It seems to me that the fundamental difference between socialist property norms (Occupancy & Use or O&U) and capitalist property norms (Savings & Investment or S&I, aka private property norms) boils entirely down to our different standards for what constitutes abandonment. Both sides believe that original appropriation of natural resources via the application of labor is a justified means of acquiring property, so artificial goods produced by humans seem to be fair game for humans to have some kind of property right to according to both camps. We also agree that artificial goods should be owned exclusively by individuals as a default standard insofar as they aren’t employed in some cooperative social setting involving production.
An issue between capitalists and socialists emerges however when resources are employed in this way because it’s only then that the conflict in beliefs surrounding property norms emerges. In a capitalist framework, what was formerly considered personal property by socialists would then be considered private property whereas pro-capitalists draw no such distinction. This is because socialists believe in occupancy & use norms which place a relatively lower standard for abandonment on property than pro-capitalists do whereas the pro-caps simply see the employment of resources in this way by the original owners as an indirect usage of their own property to fulfill the savings and investment function that’s necessary for production and economic growth.
Socialists therefore claim that workers have a legitimate equal ownership stake in the producers goods provided by the initial investors (because they actually directly use the factories and machines, unlike the capitalists) whereas pro-capitalists claim that the capitalists maintain their ownership and are simply sharing their accumulated resources with workers for their mutual benefit (because they actually saved and paid for those resources, unlike the workers).
So, what are the capitalist standards for abandonment and why might they be better? The first and most basic form of abandonment is when an owner voluntarily relinquishes their ownership right, either implicitly by throwing away their property, explicitly by declaring it up for grabs or simply by de facto relinquishment whether through death or through a sheer lack of willingness and desire to continue asserting their claim. The second form of abandonment would be through sheer neglect to the poi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently started going to a gym regularly and actively started 'training for climbing'. Why do I feel like everything in climbing (in bouldering gym at least) boils down to finger strength? When I look at the stronger guys I always see them much more comfortable holding onto holds that I struggle with. And, this, in turn, help them to maintain better core-tension, get to better body position, foot position etc. Where am I thinking right? and where am I thinking wrong?
A game with so many variables can not be captured in just a few words...but I am going to try my best. These are the "rules".
A.) Target the unicorns (for example, centers traditionally have bad FT%/don't hit 3s/don't get assists...so someone like Nikola Jokic being the opposite of that allows you to build some truly strong teams without sacrificing much in the way of traditional big man stats. Guards like Jrue Holiday who get you high FG% with lots of steals and out of position blocks. Pair as many of these unconventional players as possible)
B.) Target players with a really good assist to turnover ratio. I find that being top 3-4 in your league in both assists and TO is much more preferable than being #1 in assists and dead last in turnovers.
If a player on the above list is getting minutes for his team, he is someone you want to highly consider.
C.) Target players who are 30 and younger and still on the upswing, versus players currently on their downward trajectory/decline.
D.) Target guards who get a lot of steals and blocks, high FT% (good FG% is a bonus)
E.) Target a lot of players with multiple position flexibility to avoid gridlock and lost games. You don't want to have 4 players with only "C" or "PG" eligibility, this will be sure to lead to you sitting guys because they don't fit in your available starting/utility slots.
F.) Do not over-rely on veterans on lottery teams or veterans on super top seeds because of the danger of end of season rest.
G.) PUNT. Do NOT try to be great at all 9 categories because that is the way to build a super mediocre team. You want to base your punt based on your first pick. If I pick Harden I am not going to punt assists. If I pick AD I am not going to punt blocks and the percentages. You build off of their strengths and punt the weaknesses. (If you pick Harden you punt FG% and TO, if you pick AD you punt 3s and assists. You wouldn't reverse that as it would essentially neuter what makes them elite.
H.) Do NOT grab multiple injury-prone players. Availability is the best ability. If you're grabbing multiple guys like Kyrie/John Wall/KD/Gordon Hayward/Porzingis/Cousins/Blake Griffin etc, you are very likely to struggle the entire season. Health is never guaranteed, but players with proven track records of taking the grind of the NBA season and not missing long stre... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me: Oh so the Big bang and Evolution are lies, then what's your explanation?
Religion: Hocus Pocus Alakazam change-Oh spange-Oh!
Their ideas of God all seem to boil down to: Harry Potter X Counselor Troy / Q (the Star Trek one not the conspiracy theory nutjobs).
I’ll just stand in the rain with my mouth open thank you.
First past the post has recently come under scrutiny for not being a particularly proportional or effective way of delivering democracy, and no doubt some alternative methods seem to create a parliament that represents its voters better.
I can’t disagree there, however, ultimately when it comes to passing legislation, doesn’t the voting have to then come down to the same concept as FPTP, whereby a 51% vote in parliament can dictate over the 49% who get ‘no representation’ in said decision?
Am I understanding these systems wrong, or does the problem of ‘51% rule’ persist in all democratic systems?
I mean it’s natural, and if people had these kinds of powers they would abuse them from time to time even if they’re supposed to be good guys (like in The Boys).
As hard as reality is our friends need us to be in it.
I've been almost avoiding Harvest due to the almost certain death that follows every single time I trigger the mobs. FPS dips down to single digits and when everything starts moving again I'm already dead. Playing on Vulkan and having many other small issues but this is the biggest one :/
I have a five-month-old, and while she is, I'd say- half potty trained, it's still a work in progress.
I have spent days, hours, taking her outdoors. Sometimes she goes, sometimes she gets distracted and holds its in and relieves herself in the house. One thing is clear, she's hating the time she spends with me outside, and I too absolutely dread taking her out to potty.
She refuses to walk, or alternatively, she chases everything and puts EVERY single thing into her mouth, and we're both becoming increasingly tenser. We both want to reduce our times outdoor but the fact that she refuses to move means she doesn't potty.
It makes me really sad to say these past few days, I've pulled/dragged/yank her when she doesn't want to walk, and I snap at her when she doesn't take that damn dirty tissue or face mask out of her mouth and yank it out. I feel like I'm manhandling her. She also has a tendency to pull me to the road (which sometimes I allow in hopes that she'll potty, I take the chance - sometimes she does) but when a car comes she absolutely refuses to move. I first call her and then have to grab/pick her up, and today she absolutely refused and fought back and I yanked her by her leash/harness and levitated her up pretty aggressively while yelling at her. I'm absolutely beating myself up for my behaviour but I can't seem to alleviate this stress. I'm sure my neighbours see and are like wow what an aggressive dog-owner.
She's also starting to shake her fur a lot when she's outside with me, which makes me believe I'm stressing her out.
I feel like crying. I feel like such a bad dog mom. Yet I can't stop being so upset with her.
The big firms and banks are holding a 7 and 2 off suit and acting like they have pocket Aces. We just need to figure out a good strategy going forward where they are forced to show their shit hand!
Three months ago (Nov. 2020) I saw a new dentist (recently moved to area) who saw a crown I had was cracked and falling apart. It was connected to a bridge. I would need two teeth redone with crowns and the third back false tooth added as a bridge. My insurance showed on its 2021 changes they cover crowns and bridges. The total amount available was $5,000 per year. This work would be $2500, well within the limits. My dentist submitted the forms for pre-authorization to insurance and the work was scheduled for 1/21 and 2/21. Pre-authorization was denied. This was devistating. I was confused!
Next step was for me to provide an explanation over the phone why I believe I needed the work done. (Uhhhh, I want to keep my back teeth?) I wrote out my argument with all the information requested and told an insurance rep over the phone. It took about an hour as they wrote it out verbatim. This was also denied, and one rep said it was because 1) this work was not medically needed and 2) they don't cover this work. Both not true. They also suggested my dentist resubmit the forms AFTER the new year as the new insurance upgrades would be available.
This went on two more times and each resubmission was denied. I was beyond frustrated. I finally spoke with a rep at the dental company (Avesis) for the fifth time, who handles my dental insurance, which is different than UPMC Dual. And here's where I finally got some concrete answers.
The reason my claims were denied was because my dentist was using old, unused BILLING CODES, that are now obsolete. I asked this rep which codes the dentist was using and which codes are accepted with the new billing codes for the work I'm requesting to be done. They gave me SIX CODES for the crowns and TWO CODES for the bridge work that would be accepted!
I phoned my dentist office and gave these codes to the office manager. They were surprised as they never had this issue before. (Lucky me) I waited ten days and heard from her the day before my scheduled appointment the work was finally okayed!!
Long story short: I didn't need to give them a long song and dance about why I believed the work was necessary. I needed to do the dentist's office and my insurance companies WORK FOR THEM and figure out it was an incorrect BILLING CODE issue! And I needed to find the correct billing codes to be applied.
My aim here is to encourage others to think in terms of BILLING CODES if their insurance is denying work that is showed as covered in their in... keep reading on reddit ➡