Throwaway for obvious reasons...
I’m a 20 year old male college student, and my University got shutdown when most Universities did due to Covid-19, so I’m now living at home with my parents, two sisters and one brother.
I spent the last two years at college living in the dorms with a roommate and since I’m a healthy 20 year old man, I have been faced with the same challenge as countless other college students throughout the years: finding a way to discreetly beat off. The solution was to wait until late at night, then take a shower and you had the bathroom to yourself. Bingo.
Now since I’ve been home living with my family, the challenge has been increased because my house is relatively small and I share a room with my brother. I figured why fix it if it ain’t broke? Shower is still the way to go.
Now I’ve got fairly long hair for a man, it’s about down to my shoulders. My sisters both also have long hair. We have all shared the same the bathroom in my house for years, and occasiona... keep reading on reddit ➡
Normally I’d boil it down to “it’s not for me”, but I honestly do like FPS games. I love the guns, I love the aesthetic, I love the catharsis of shooting people, especially real people (well not real people... you know what I mean). I’ve been playing them since middle school, starting with games like COD 4, Killzone 3, and Battlefield 3.
But man do I suck at them. MAN do I suck. Not only do I suck, but I feel like I’m not learning. In a fighting game I might keep losing to a better player but I can treat it as a challenge, making minor adjustments and improvements, seeing if I can at least get a round or two. But loss is so instant in FPS, you’re in the ground before you can register you screwed up. As soon as I see that hit detector on the screen, I’m as good as dead. I’ll get flanked 3 times in a row, then 4th time I’ll get a lucky kill then step on a claymore. Feels hopeless at times.
Whatever it is, fast reactions, good aim, map feel, I don’t have it. Been trying Battlefield 4... keep reading on reddit ➡
An RV has been parked on my street for over a year now, and it hasn’t moved the whole time. And its tags are almost a year expired. It’s occupied by a couple in their 50’s (or so) and their little dog.
Based those facts, San Jose’s website directs me to call SJPD, who will tell them to move or row the vehicle. However, when I have called, they say they won’t do anything because something something COVID something difficult time blah blah. Fine, whatever, I think. Maybe I’m over reacting. I should try to have more empathy.
So then a month or two ago, around 3:00 am, I saw the man sweeping liquid along the gutter and into to the storm drain. I thought it was odd, considering it hadn’t rained recently, but I didn’t think too much about it. Then a few weeks later I saw him doing it again, and again. To date, I’ve seen him do this 5 times now, the last two times were about a week apart.
The last time I witnessed this happening, due to the wind direction, there was no longer any doubt... keep reading on reddit ➡
I bought my southern CA house back in 2016, knowing the 1950s era pipes would need to be replaced soon. Much to my dismay, they kicked the bucket three days after I moved in. Desperate, I called a plumber (who came recommended by a friend of mine, another new homeowner...and also, as I realize now, an idiot.) Anyway, at the time, plumber shows up, replaces my cast iron pipes, and charges me about $8k. Expensive, but at least I'm getting them fixed properly. Right??
Fast forward to this year. A smell starts brewing from somewhere in my kitchen plumbing. Thinking it's the dishwasher, I replace the old appliance and hire a different plumber to install it and check on my kitchen pipes. Imagine my horror when he emerges from the crawlspace to tell me -- the smell was mold and wood rot, because my washing machine was not hooked up to a drain pipe. The 2016 plumber had taken out the old cast iron pipe that was there... AND HADN'T INSTALLED A NEW ONE. The machine had been draining directly in... keep reading on reddit ➡
Dear fellow League of Legends enthusiasts,
Riven mains have been chronically unsatisfied with the champion over time. Over the years, Riven evolved from a mostly glass cannon melee carry (comparable to Yasuo or Tryndamere in a way) to a scaling drain bruiser. I believe this is the reason why the champion is a lot less fun and satisfying than before. In this post, I would like to go back in time, to when Riven didn't have these issues and complaints, and then take a look at what happened over time, that led us to the current situation. This is going to be a lengthy post, so I will do my best to format it in a convenient manner. English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes, though I will do my best. I'll post a condensed recap at the end, but I strongly invite you to read the post in its entirety.
We will begin our journey in season 4. I started playing League of Legends in season 4, so I wouldn't want to talk too muc... keep reading on reddit ➡
Weird example here. I'm not sure how Tuvok knew what the shield strength was when he was looking the wrong way.
I've been very aware of this for quite a while now, and am willing and eager to grow and better myself, but that awareness hasn't been enough, and I am still destroying every friendship and relationship virtually the same way. I don't think I'm much more generally negative than most people, if at all, but my anxiety for the unknowns ahead of me can be very overwhelming, and I'm prone to feeling helpless and worthless.
I want more than anything not just to stop hurting the people I love, but to make them feel as safe to express their pain and fear as I do. I want to leave room in my relationships for the other person's emotions. I don't want to enclose others in the volatile, punishing, unsafe space that I'm still learning to live outside of after all those years. But awareness and motivation hasn't been enough, and self-help about this pales in comparison to self-help about getting away from people like me.
How can I keep my own emotional expression in check? How can I not just che... keep reading on reddit ➡
[UPDATED] SEE EDITS BELOW. For the love of all things holy, PLEASE do not follow the tutorial floating around regarding saving battery/“fixing” battery drain by turning everything off in all of the daemon .plist files and adding “magic words” (.bak) to all of them. THIS. IS. DANGEROUS. It’s a known rule in the community to NEVER. MESS. WITH. SYSTEM. FILES. Making one small mistake WILL put you into a BOOTLOOP resulting in a full restore to the latest iOS, in turn losing your jailbreak (and data if you haven’t backed up recently).
The “tutorial” I’m referring to is by a “Ahmed AlNeaimy” @AhmedAlNeaimy on Telegram. (Link below)
He is literally recommending “editing” 99% of the daemons inside of /System/Library/LaunchDaemons and renaming them... This includes springboardd, backboardd, commcenterd etc.
I’m sure somebody close to the jailbreak app development team can chime in and give a more technical explanation as to why this doesn’t work and just how dangerous it is... But I wanted t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been homeless for a long, long time, and don't qualify for housing assistance. About six weeks ago, I woke up without sight in my left eye, and the doctors found ruptured blood vessels at my optic nerve, and it doesn't seem likely that my vision will return. I've been walking around mostly numb and in a state of shock since then, and everything is so terrible and different visually I can hardly think straight. Losing my depth perception and having a reduced field of vision has me literally scared sick about winter weather and visibility factors. Really not looking forward to sleeping in a doorway this winter, but I may have no other choice.
I am having issues with battery life on one of my older, less powerful office laptops. Before I installed Arch on it, it had Windows 8 installed, and I was getting 4-5 hours of battery life. After installing Arch, I get 2.5 hours, 3 hours max.
I have installed TLP, but that doesn't help much, and on my newer, more powerful machines (which should give me worse battery life because of how powerful they are) I am getting much more life out of the battery—averaging about 5.5 hours.
I have attached a screenshot of the specs for the machine having the issue.
Do you guys know how I can get better battery performance on this old system?
There is a lot of debate over the 6-8 encounter adventure day. For background, the basic idea is that classes are balanced around the idea of character having 6-8 encounters per long rest, with 2 short rests interspersed. If you only do 1-2 big encounters per long rest, then long rest classes will never run low on resources and will dramatically outshine the short rest characters.
On the one hand, a lot of people seem to think that this is simply too many encounters per day, simply because there is no way to fit that many combat encounters into a single session of gameplay. On the other hand, many defenders of this approach say that it is possible to fit this many encounters into a day, since “encounter” can mean non-combat encounters as well.
I think that there are problems with both of these views.
First, the people who say that 6-8 encounters in a day is too much for one session of gameplay miss out on the fact that a single adventure day can be split across multiple sessions—in... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am one woman with fairly long (and healthy) hair. I'm really good about making sure my longass hair doesn't make it's way down to the drain when I shower. And still, my shower drain requires insane maintenance to ensure it's always draining adequately. Then I look at this subreddit and think of their hideous hair. Remember when they lived in a one (I think?) bathroom house? And they all had crunchy damaged nasty perms? Good gawd the breakage of all that longass nasty hair that went down that single shower drain. Standing in ankle+ deep water with the filth of 12+ ? (idk how many there were at this point, I've had a lot of tequila) of their family members trying to scrub the sin off as fast as possible before it was the next one's turn. UGH 🤮
This isn't even accounting for onlygodknowswhat them boys did to those drains with the only "alone" time they were allowed. At least they're all bald now so a lil less hair to get caught in the mess.
When a person masturbates, their brain gives the an extremely high reward for barely any work. What the brain thinks has happened is that you’ve mated and you’ve been successful at you biological purpose. However, when you do this everyday, especially to highly stimulating porn, not only does your brain think that your mating with a high quality mate, it thinks your surrounded by these high quality mates constantly. In this situation, why would your brain ever wish to take any sort of unnecessary risk? It makes sense that it would try leave you unmotivated and unwilling to do anything with your life. As far as it can tell, you’ve already done everything you need to do to ensure you pass on your genes to excellent partners every single day. Of course your not going to have the vitality needed to go out there and grab life by the horns, your brain just wants you to do exactly what your doing and take as little risk as possible since your clearly doing life “perfectly.” When you start d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone, I received my original XPS 17 (4K,16GB Ram, RTX 2060, i7 10875H) on the 1st of June. My original device had the very famous trackpad problem and suffered from the battery drain. The battery drain has been brought up and thoroughly investigated by u/Warrition and many other users. I requested a replacement through Dell because of the trackpad. I always hoped that the battery drain was a problem that could be solved by a bios update. I have looked around and there seemed to be many people whose devices did not suffer from battery drain. I asked the YouTuber Emilio Dante ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcjr7Et93ZM&t=548s ) who did a gaming test on the XPS 17 and he said that he did not suffer from the battery drain. This made me very curious that this was a problem unique to some units and not all.
Today I received my replacement unit and I can confirm that it does not suffer from either the trackpad issue, b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Build Date: 7/13/2020
BIOS: 1.0.4 (5/20/2020)
Config: i7-10875H, RTX 2060, 4K, 64GB (Samsung M471A4G43AB1-CWE), 1TB SSD (Samsung PM981a)
I took delivery of my XPS 17 today (7/19) and performed some basic checks. The first was to determine if the 130 watt adapter was limited to ~105 watts. I used Prime95 and Furmark to load CPU+GPU and set the Power Manager thermal profile to Ultra Performance. I didn't monitor the exact internal load with HWinfo as I already know it's in excess of 130 watts.
I checked all four USB-C ports with an AC wall meter and they are all pulling ~130 watts. While the device was under load I tried disconnecting and reconnecting the adapter to force a new USB PD negotiation. What I observed was a variation of several watts with each new handshake. However, the variation remains close to... keep reading on reddit ➡
One of the first things I heard about the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro, outside of how much better it felt compared to the Smart Keyboard, was of how the battery drained quicker with it. With my own workflow, I ultimately decided to invest in a Magic Keyboard of my own, one to see if it lived up to its hype, and two, to see if I would experience any of the battery drain others had mentioned.
During early June, I noticed something interesting with this keyboard. The auto-brightness of the keyboard backlight isn't working properly. Now before explaining why, let's look at the MacBook lineup which also offers backlit keyboards. Like the Magic Keyboard, they also have automatic brightness built-in to preserve battery life. When in moderately lit areas, the backlight actually turns off, and won't let you increase the backlight brightness, showing you a symbol like this. When you enter a darker environment, it lights up again, gradually increasing to a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just happened upon what an empath is recently and it opened up a whole new idea as to what's been going on in my life. For as long as I can remember I've felt drained by others. I'll make a friend, quickly become close to them, then they'll drain me of all emotion and they walk away. I've always had a hard time keeping friends, and the close ones I do make tend to come with a lot of emotional needs. I have an almost 5 year old who is highly energized and very in tune to his emotions. He shares them often and loudly. Lately, I have felt unbelievably drained by him. I, obviously, love him and care for him so very much, but I find myself exhausted and defeated. I was wondering if anyone else feels this way and then what they do to refill their energy. Again, I'm very new to exploring the possibility that I'm an empath, but I definitely feel I fit most of what it means. Thanks so much.
Our group ran into some weird mimic aberration/abomination last session which had an ability none of us, even our current gm, had ever seen. Ability Drain. Unfortunately one of us died(summoner who grabbed the chest) and the rest of us got hit with the ability at least once.(exempt one very lucky bloodrager) Our group is only level 5 and we don't exactly have a healer outside of my Druid(who was a bit more melee than healer, I know, I should have focused more on heals). Due to circumstances we cannot buy anything to help us in this problem as far as we understand. Are we screwed or is there some way to save ourselves from having miniscule physical stats?
Like many others, I am experiencing the battery drain issue when plugged into the AC adapter when running games. Hoping that Dell was catching on to the issue by now, I contacted them today over the phone. I was escalated to the second or third tier of support and repeatedly got the same message. "This is normal," They said that in 100 different ways, but that was the message. I explained to them that what is happening IS NOT normal because the system isn't taking the 130 watts. I don't know how many times I said that to them but they didn't believe me. I ordered a power meter that should be here tomorrow. When I asked the support rep what he will think when I show him the readings from the power meter, he said it doesn't matter because Dell won't trust third party power meters... Seriously? This is just brutally bad service. This is my first Dell after pretty much exclusively owning Apple products. I was hoping they would want to help me out and maintain my loyalty, but that's not the... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was just visiting the optometrist to get a new prescription. I overheard a lady near me and it turns out we work out at the same gym (currently closed due to COVID). We exchanged home workout ideas and it was a really nice conversation. Then her name was called and she walked over to see the doctor.
Another lady just randomly felt the need to attempt to rope me into a conversation. She walked over and started monologuing about how she tried to go to community college and got hit by a car and was thrown into debt and woe is me and nobody understands me etc. "I've been through two lifetimes worth of struggle in one life and I've survived!" Uh... OK. That's something you talk about with a therapist or trusted person close to you, not randos at the doctor's office. I was grey rocking hard core- literally staring at my phone and not saying anything other than the occasional grunt. I think she saw how friendly and happy I was talking with my fellow gym-goer about a mutual hobby and she w... keep reading on reddit ➡
It was when the hundreds of razor-thin legs started to crawl up my arm that all the tiny, horrid faces clearly came into my vision.