Internet Explorer 11 - End of Life - compatibility with newer Windows 10 versions

Hi, due to end of life of Internet explorer I was wondering if anyone knows if it will be unavailable in newer versions of Windows 10. As far as I know, it is still available for installation in 20H2 (October 2020 Update). We have customers that want to implement some functions using Sharepoint with IE11. Seeing as support for IE is about to end, I'm a bit worried that this will be a problem in the near future.

Any answer is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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The End of Life of Internet Explorer 11

https://medium.com/@burger.neal/the-end-of-life-of-internet-explorer-11-12736f9ff75f

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End of life for older versions of Internet Explorer. engadget.com/2014/08/07/m…
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[Video Game] Creatures, or how the US Navy genetically engineered an animal to only feel pain.

Steve Grand OBE is a British computer scientist perhaps best known for building a one eyed robot orangutan baby called Lucy to see if it could become sentient.. However, in 1996, he released a videogame called "Creatures".

Creatures is set in an arcadian world called Albia, which was created by a race of long dead ancient aliens ("The Shee"). Left over from these aliens are a species known as Cyberlifogenis cutis, or "Norns". These creatures were basically engineered to be Court Jesters/monkey butlers to the ancient aliens, and look kind of like a mix between a Mogwai and Dobby the House Elf.. You play as a disembodied hand, and your job is to bring the Norns back to life from an archive of hibernating eggs.

That's the lore, anyway. The actual gameplay is fairly complex. Norns were touted as not AI but as "Alife". According to Steve Grand, the difference between AI and Alife is a survival instinct. The example he brought up was throwing a Labrador Retreiver and IBM's chess playing computer Deep Blue into a duck pond, and seeing which one fared better.

Anyway these Norns were not exactly programmed. Instead they were based on a rudimentary genome, brain and biochemical system. Norns had requirements to stay alive - for example, a healthy level of glycogen. They had associated drives like "hunger" or "need for entertainment", and if these drives got too low, it could cause issues. These in turn were associated with chemicals - which were complex; Norns would preferentially go for honey - high in "saccharine" but low in "starch", so honey would lower the hunger drive without increasing their glycogen levels (and so a Norn could feel full while starving to death). Female Norns had an entire menstrual cycle involving oestrogen, progesterone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone.

It was your job as a disembodied hand to hatch Norns from eggs and then raise them properly. Initially you can only tickle or slap them, which causes increased "reward" or "punishment" chemicals, and so results in them "learning" behaviour. You can punish them for playing with dangerous items, and reward them for doing good things, and then emergent behaviour develops.

When Norns first hatch, they only speak a baby language called "Bibble". If you spend upwards of 20 minutes (I'm not kidding) on each Norn you hatch, showing them

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The theory that explains everything. Please help me make this big!

EDIT: THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS OR I IN ANY WAYS ENCOURAGE ANYONE TRYING SULFORAPHANE OR PROCYANIDIN SUPPLEMENTS!! ALL I WILL PRESENT ARE STUDIES AND SOME THEORETICAL EVIDENCE OF HOW THEY MIGHT WORK AND NOT BY ANY MEANS ENCOURAGE ANYONE BUYING SCAM PRODUCTS.

IMPORTANT --> Please, there is not a single supplement that contains enough concentration that will provide hair regrow!! Doubling the dose to reach the same doses used in the studies might be very very dangerous because the manufacturers use excipients and other ingredients that can be very harmfull, so all we have to do is research and wait for a formulation for hair grow and not some shitty low grade purity bought on alibaba or some shitty website!!

Hi, guys, recently people have asked me to make a post on this theory I have been developing, so here it goes:

Two main paradoxes led me to persuit another explanation for hair loss that is not often talked. DHT concentration and minoxidil efficacy.

First, the efficacy of finasteride is very similar, from 0.25mg to 5 mg, although the total serum and scalp DHT reduction is higher as we increase the dosage, hair regrow does not follow this premise. So people may have great results with 0.25mg daily and increasing the dose will not result in increased regrow.

This caught my eye, because there is not on single explanation of why this happens. Why reducing 70% of DHT will not be more twice more powerfull than a 35% reduction? Why dutasteride reduces almost 90% of DHT and a NW6 will at most return only to a NW5?

Several explanations have occurred with some authors actually attributing this to the death of the hair follicle. We now know that this isn’t true, and the hair follicle is maintained alive, just in a permanent dormant stage, so why doesn’t it start producing hair after DHT is gone? Why castrated men don’t regrow a head full of hair? Why transgender people don’t regrow hair? These questions have remained without a consensual answer for over than 30 years.

Current research is all about DHT, Androgen Receptors, PGE, PDE2, WNT pathways, and the last 10 years our biggest hope is hair cloning and stem cell.

Hair cloning, PRP, stem cell will never work for a simple factor. We are not addressing the cause of hair loss with any of these techniques. In paper, stem cell is amazing and should regrow hair. Exosomes should regrow hair. Hair cloning should be easy! We can clone other organs, we can even clone teeth, even dolly the sheep

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Why monero?

--edited to add because of comments -- Warning, 10 minute read. No tldr. Use your brain. There is a conclusion at the end, but some people wanted a tldr. Also, i wrote this 2 years ago. So yes, we just had the 7 year anniversary of monero, not the 5th. And randomx has been on the network for almost 2 years now. ----

I originally wrote this and posted it on https://moneroworld.com/whymonero.html , but obviously no one reads that.

so, thought I would put it out here.

Why monero?

You may be coming across this article as someone new to cryptocurrencies because of some recent bull run in bitcoin, and you are one of those folks that think you've missed the bitcoin wave so you want to try and find another coin that might also rocket to the moon. Or, you've been following Monero for a long time but have never got in for whatever reason, and getting in can mean either buying a nice bag or getting the software and actually using it. Or, you've researched Bitcoin and see the flaws that exist and you're wondering what project has actively addressed these flaws.

I know I shouldn't write a piece that tries to shill Monero to you, but why not? I think Monero is the best thing out there, and I almost feel it a disservice that our community can't communicate the awesomeness of Monero effectively, and people end up "investing" in other altcoins because those coins have louder voices. So, I will add my voice to the noise.

First and foremost, I should probably expound the larger issue at hand - the global schema of my thoughts - my interpretation of our human experience. I believe that humanity is destined for greatness, and that our consciousness provides us faculty that is unprecedented in the web of life. The life force, be whatever it may, has granted us these abilities so that we can Do Our Part in the great expansion of life. Humanity is steward of life as we know it; thus we have the ability to write the story of how this strange notion of life grows throughout the cosmos. Now I don't know where I've gotten this notion - probably some strange whispering manifestation of Mother Culture. If you think we are just meatpuppets put here to eat, shit, and reproduce... well, i guess monero might give you the chance to do more of that in a more fancy way if monero moons to the lambo world. But me, personally... I think cryptocurrency is revolutionary and will change the course of humanity.

Before diving into "why Monero", I should probably first dive into "why crypt

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Cardano Rumor Rundown APR 28 2021

Hey Everyone!

Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. The Africa Bird lands a few days early!!!!!!!! It’s a deal with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education to provide a Cardano ID solution and unified records system for 5 million Ethiopian students. Charles says there will be more news tomorrow at the Africa Special. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/business/dealbook/tesla-earnings-bitcoin.html. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOTRp3PQKVk. https://twitter.com/IOHKMedia/status/1387051830442553351 https://iohk.io/en/blog/posts/2021/04/27/blockchain-finally-comes-of-age-with-worlds-biggest-blockchain-deployment/ https://www.cityam.com/ethiopia-overhauls-its-education-system-with-iohk-blockchain-partnership/
  2. We’re getting reports from Army of Spies member /u/ ricklepicklemydickle that World Mobile is reporting in its telegram group that it will be dropping some news tomorrow!
  3. A new Cardano metrics platform has launched! https://cardanowaves.com/

Previously Covered but still interesting:

  1. Charles posts a pic of a taxidermy African bird called a Turacos. He follows up that post by saying "Guys sometimes a stuffed Ethiopian exotic bird next to an old identity book is just a stuffed Ethiopian exotic bird next to an old identity book. Stop reading into things". Everyone enjoys speculating what exactly this could mean with the obvious implication being that the African bird announcement involves digital identity in Ethiopia. https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369397063583227911 https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369402020067766275
  2. It's announced that 591 different assets have been minted on Cardano in the last eight days. https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369347294324162561
  3. Charles says they are actually going to hire investigators for the IOG anti-scammer team.
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Why you should aim to walk 10k steps a day and how to start

When the pandemic lock-down in my country became less strict, I've realized that walking became hard to me. After few months being locked into my home, relying on delivery and quick jumps to nearby store, I've realized that my average daily step count was about 3k steps.

So armed with the knowledge that 10K steps is better than nothing, I’ve started slowly to build my habit towards 10K steps a day and by doing 10k steps a day, I’ve found some interesting benefits I want to share with you and maybe motivate you to try to reach 10k steps a day.

Benefits of doing 10k steps a day

1. Its easy to start

The main problem is that getting into any sport – requires financial investment and developing a mental love to it. Even simple things like running – requires you at least get comfortable running shoes, and I won’t talk about other sports like gym – which requires membership or equipment if you want to work out from home; cycling – which requires a bicycle – obviously; boxing, rowing, skiing – which all require equipment / membership and the latter also depends on weather. More over, sport is an individual thing. I hate running. I tried, multiple times. I hate it. Some people swear by it, I suffer when I run. And I don’t like to suffer, so I don’t run.

However walking is something native to us. We walk all the time – whether its from the chair to the fridge, from our houses to a bus stop, in a super market, or just by the beach. Walking is natural to human beings. It requires zero equipment (you can even walk barefoot – some people claim its better, I prefer shoes though) and its practically impossible to hate it – as its the basic form of moving as opposed to sitting.

2. Its great for multi tasking

When you run or cycle, row or lift weights – you are most likely trying to reach a goal be it distance, number of repetitions, weight of each repetition or speed – but you try to push your body to its limits. And when you push your body to its limits, it hard to do other tasks such as catching up with family or friends. Try to run and have a phone call with your friend or do bench press and catch up with your family.

Walking on the other hand does not raise your heart rate too much (unless you are doing fast walking) which enables you to do other tasks. When I walk I tend to use this time to: catch with family or friends, listen to audio-book or podcast, listen to music, or clean my mind and explore, which brings me to the next 2 points.

3.

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MicroVision Investment Thesis and Summary of DD and compelling events

MicroVision (MVIS) Investment Thesis

Disclaimer: I am not a financial or investment advisor.

Disclaimer: This is a monster stock.

Note: I have attempted to pull together the business case and investment thesis and summary of recent compelling events based on the work of many in the MicroVision community r/MVIS, including u/S2upid and u/BigBlackWifey to name a few, with the intent of spreading the word about this great company with massive potential.

Many of you may have first heard about MicroVision due to the recent news of the $21.9B US Army contract awarded to Microsoft for over 120,000 IVAS/HoloLens 2 headsets over the next 10 years. This contract is only for the US Army, imagine once the other US Military branches decide they need IVAS as well...

This is significant for MicroVision because their tech is in these headsets. We know this because the now legendary Hololens 2 tear down by u/S2upid:S2upid Hololens 2 Teardown

This is why MVIS spiked 50% following the news.

Full article: Microsoft Wins US Army Contract

This deal will surely lead to an significant increase in MicroVision’s AR vertical revenue, however, the military contract is just the tip of the iceberg...

The big PR that everyone has been waiting for has yet to drop... MicroVision has best-in-class 4D LiDAR with technical specs and price per unit meeting or exceeding OEM autonomous driving requirements. The company has announced at the last EC that the LiDAR A-Sample will be complete in April 21, and all signs point to a buyout already being negotiated with Google for the Auto Lidar vertical and possibly Microsoft for the AR divisions... there could be a bidding war soon unless a deal has already been inked.

This video by u/thestocksocks does a great job of breaking down the value and potential of MVIS technology and IP: MicroVision Explained by a Sock

10 Signs Your Company is About to be Acquired (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 apply to MicroVision)

Nobody is defending the price. (Sign #1)

Wild fluctuations in the stock price (Sign #3)

Large amounts of phantom premium on the table (Sign #4)

Unusual Options activity (Sign #5)

More and MORE FUD across all platforms. (Sign #6)

The only real argument is that we don’t have a wor

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Windows, A Consumer Product: When It Comes To Everyone's Bad UI Choices, Apple Sure Isn't Complaining, They're Preparing.

I really feel like Microsoft has been Apple's R & D department for the last several years. Let me just get this out of the way upfront. If I'm going to criticize Microsoft for their problems with Windows. If you guys are curious as to what I think Windows looks like presently in regard to the multiple problems it has with the user interface elements looking like they are an amalgamation of several different "hands" putting together one product. I think the monster from the short film "Zygote" on YouTube sums it up fairly well. Link.

I didn't have the time to write a shorter post... The TLDR is: Microsoft stop putting advertisements in the operating system, remove the bloat, make a clipboard app, encourage streaming apps, a new universal standard for parts among OEM makers to compete with Apple, why does the start button look like that, why does the taskbar look like that, why do the apps have names like that, why do the app icons look like that, and why do the apps look like that.

Serious question, does anyone use Windows for Windows? I mean the overall function is nice, but are there a lot of people that use the apps provided by Microsoft? Not a third party developer. Not Office. The apps for Windows. Are any of them enticing? If it wasn't for third party software, honestly, would you even be using the operating system? I would love anyone on Reddit to answer this question with as much detail as they can provide.

This next paragraph shows up later, but I want to single this bit out by putting it at the top and twice to emphasize how important it is.

The Naming Problem. This has almost never been mentioned before, but it is a prominent problem with Microsoft. Naming apps and services. First, lets talk about Microsoft Edge. Are there any good connotations this name has? Edgey. Edgelord. I've seen people use the name "Garbedge." Then there's the nicknames. Edgium. Chredge. Chredgium. I don't know. It doesn't seem like a good title for something. Also, is "Bing" a good name either? It's essentially an annoying sound? Why would you want people to be reminded of an annoying sound, when it comes to a search engine? Are there any other connotations to this title? And since I've mentioned Bing and Edge. Short titles or four letter words, are they a good idea to use as a name? And why are there so many app names with an ampersand in them? Movies & TV. Snip & Sketch. News & Interests. Alarms &

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2.17.2021 Nintendo Direct MegaThread

2.17.2021 Nintendo Direct MegaThread

Please use this MegaThread for all pre-event hype and speculation, as well as post-event thoughts reactions.

Watch & Live Thread

This event has ended.

Recap of Announcements

REDMOND, Wash.--In the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo showcased more than 30 games coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems – with many launching by this summer! Headlining the 50-minute presentation was the reveal of Splatoon 3, a new game in the splat-tacular series, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Other major news in the Nintendo Direct video included the reveal of Pyra/Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game as the latest playable DLC fighters to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game – the fourth of six new fighters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Additional Nintendo Switch game announcements include The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which will feature updated control options from the original version of the game; Mario Golf: Super Rush, the newest installment in the Mario Golf series with new modes and motion controls; and Miitopia, a game starring customizable Mii characters that lets you personalize your own adventure.

The jam-packed Nintendo Direct presentation featured many exciting game reveals, including Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY (working title), a new tactical role-playing game from SQUARE ENIX; Star Wars: Hunters, a free-to-play online multiplayer game set between the events of Star Wars™*: Return of the Jedi* and Star Wars™*: The Force Awakens*; Knockout City, a new team-based dodgeball game; Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which challenges players to claim the crown; DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power, an action game based on the animated TV show; and the physical edition of hit game Hades.

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit [https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/02

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How Isayama successfully created a real life cult of personality around Eren Yeager

Now that the SnK manga is over, I thought it would be interesting to explore some things I haven’t seen being analyzed as much in the fandom. The first of these topics (and admittedly one that has not at all gone unnoticed) is how Eren somehow managed to gain such a fanatical following. It probably goes without saying that there will be manga spoilers.

It’s no secret that over the past months and years, a substantial, almost cult-like following for Eren has formed in real life. Evidence of this can be seen throughout the internet, but people on this sub may be most familiar with the worship that frequently went on at Titanfolk. Regardless of the platform, it seemed to me that this following formed fairly slowly at first, then picked up speed after the Marley War Arc. I theorize there are a few factors as to why.

Appearance

After the scouts returned from Marley, Isayama drastically changed Eren’s appearance. Not only that, but he began showing off Eren’s abs and muscular physique to a degree that has not really been done before with other characters. While there were previous instances where Isayama has shown off characters’ physiques (e.g. Levi, Armin, and even Eren in the Uprising Arc), they were typically in situations where it made at least some sense for them to be shirtless. In post-timeskip Eren’s case, it seemed to me Isayama drew them simply for the sake of showing them off.

(I mean, come on. This was definitely not necessary.)

While I had seen some speculation at the time that Isayama was doing this to shift the fangirls from Levi to Eren, I think the main reason is somewhat different.

In order to create a cult of personality around someone, the individual needs to be someone people deem worth admiring or worshipping. One of these things can be the individual’s appearance. The panel where Eren puts on a coat as the sun rises is basically iconic now, and I noticed that a lot more people began admiring him once that chapter came out. While Eren was overshadowed appearance wise pre-timeskip, after the timeskip he became one of the most physically imposing and, arguably, the most badass looking male character. This drastic change was a major part of Eren’s massive change in his image.

On the topic of change, I believe the difference between Eren’s character pre and post timeskip is a part of the formation of

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Sensationalised Truth as Fake News: A Case Study

Yesterday the mods took down a post for misinformation which simply quoted verbatim the headline of a vaccine death story from MSN, a reputable site from Microsoft.

Pretty scandalous, right?

Unfortunately, no. The mods were right to do it, as the site itself had sensationalised and warped the headline into something which would not pass UK codes of practice. I’m an ex-hack, and seeing how that headline came about really pissed me off. I messaged the mods, and they’ve kindly let me repost bits of the story here as an example of the fuckery that can sometimes occur in the media. Hopefully, some of you will find this interesting and read along to see how it all came about, and learn how some of the headlines we’re seeing were also generated.

Outlier cases will get much more attention as we move into this new stage of the pandemic, and I think it’s important to highlight how we move from reporting human tragedy to peddling sensationalised, damaging headlines. And headlines are important: depending on what study you read, between 60% to 80% of people only read headlines.

So, what was the headline in question? It was this:

Man, 20, dies less than 12 hours after receiving a Pfizer jab

First are foremost, I’m talking about this story with a certain amount of professional distance, however Luke Garrett lost his life. It is a tragedy, end of. I am truly sorry to his family, and I hope nobody reading takes my detachment as disrespect or being uncaring.

However, the reporting here is a shining example of how you get to see overhyped headlines, and even at times straight-up fake news.

The MSN headline portrays Luke as ‘Man, 20’ and as such it’s easy to see him as your average bloke, just like you. If not that, then at least younger and fitter. If he was killed by a Pfizer vaccine, perhaps those too are unsafe! Are any vaccines even safe!? However, this is not the case. In life Luke suffered from muscular dystrophy, something which made him more vulnerable than most.

This matters as not noting his condition even in the headline is a blatant distortion of facts, something which is well agains

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Fixed the Computer - Every Day

Short funny story. Full disclosure, I'm a retail manager, not an IT professional, but I do have to "fix the computer" for an employee of mine every day.

We have a daily covid-19 symptoms checklist that every employee has to fill out at the start of every shift. It's a simple Google form just to serve as documentation that none of our workers are symptomatic.

I have one employee who asks me to fix the computer at the start of every shift so that she can fill out the form.

What does she mean by that?

She means open Google Chrome. The form is the home page. I have showed her this literally every day she has worked for the past three months. I have told her "just open the internet." She opens explorer. Which does not have a toolbar shortcut. Chrome does. If I tell her to open Chrome, she's clueless. So this is my life now. Fixing computers with one click.

End of story. Thanks for reading my venting. Cheers.

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Main Characters-- our obsession with them has stifled game stories

This essay is long, but also cut short because of reddit limitation. It is a compounded version of things I've wrote about in this sub before, but contains stronger arguments, much more detail, and I hope, clarity. Summarized poorly as a TLDR:

>I believe character-driven stories do not utilize the medium correctly, and to an extreme, are antithetical to what games are. Instead of just saying that alone, this essay also attempts to establish a framework and language that can be used to describe "ideal" game stories.

Introduction

In February of 2013, Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams shared the stage at D.I.C.E. Summit, and detailed their correspondence with one another. They talked about storytelling across different platforms, specifically, what games can learn from movies and what movies can learn from games. Today, we tell game stories with powerful, emotional and important characters. Characters inescapable from the overall narrative. We emphasize character interactions, deep and personal journeys. We also chase after an elusive ultimate goal of the most life-like and natural characters, that audiences could mistake it for reality.

This has also brought us some of the most important questions the industry has ever tried to answer — If there can be games meant for a state of play and games meant for story, “What do audiences want from our stories?”, “Why are less than half of audiences even finishing the main story in our games?”, and “Why do audiences dismiss our most ambitious and best efforts at storytelling?”

This was all while exploring the basic question, “What are games?” However, we got distracted with the types of stories games do tell. As a result, borrowing so much from film has sent us down a strange artistic path. A path I want to explore here.

Today, we’re not going to be talking about the methods, mechanics & systems of game storytelling. In other words, this essay isn’t about Environmental Storytelling & related principles. While that is important, I feel what is most important is to address the different types of stories we tell.

The two types of modern game stories

Whenever new games come out, there is often some stock, aggressive and dismissive “criticisms” for certain titles. “This is a movie game”, “Walking Simulator” and “I want to play my games, not watch them.” Generally, there are dismissive and hand

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📅︎ Apr 25 2021
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I wanna play D&D without playing D&D

I've recently realized that, while I like to play D&D 5e, I don't like to DM it. It doesn't really fit with my style and philosophy of running a game, which resulted in a few messy sessions that ended up letting me unsatisfied. The game has just a little too much rules, required preparations and other inconveniences to me to run it properly. Because of that, I'm currently looking for a new system that might work better for my next campaign.

Basically, I like to make my games be as immersive as possible, without stopping to consult rules, spell effects, annotations, maps, tables, etc., all the time. I like to improvise and change things on the spot, adapting the story to the PC's actions, making it go as smoothly as possible. I like to have an overall idea of what's going to happen while leaving space for the consequences of the player's decision, but without leaving too much open space, like a sandbox kind of game. I like some theater of mind, being able to describe everything and not wasting too much time with grids and tokens, virtual or otherwise, while using some images from the internet to give a more precise idea of some things. I like to homebrew, to create my own worlds, cosmology, races, lore, etc., to make my vision truly come to life. I like having a slight level of crunch in the rules, because, while I don't like them cramping the rhythm of the session, I need to have something to support the game. And I like the idea of D&D, with the PCs being strong heroes that can still die if they're not careful sometimes in a world of fantasy that can change it's tone and even use some unique elements like steampunk and sci-fi tech, all in a long (or relatively short, depending on the players' availability) epic journey that can involve battles, social events, political intrigue, mysteries, exploration, character development, etc.

I know that there's no such thing as the perfect game, that some systems are better than others in handling some of these that I've listed things while being worse in other areas, but I'd appreciate some suggestions for me look at and maybe try anyway. I've already looked up some of out there but I'd like to see what you guys had to offer (and why are you offering them).

All of this is a very convoluted way to say: I wanna play D&D without playing D&D, does anyone have any cool alternatives for a system?

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📅︎ Apr 03 2021
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[H] Games from HB/Fanatical/GMG [W] offers/wishlist

Hello! Here is my list of games that I have.

IGS: https://www.reddit.com/r/IGSRep/comments/8ad28l/sonosakis_igs_rep_page/

https://www.reddit.com/user/Sonosaki/comments/ad0jzd/sonosakis_igs_rep_page_2/

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My first big campaign! I kick a disruptive player for the first time and I hated it...

This was a 5e game played on Roll20. I wanted to share this story to add some perspective, maybe I was the villain the whole time. If that is the case, I would love for you all smart crabs to tell me I need to lear from my mistakes and be better from my players (And if the allmighty CritCrab one day gives me the honor of making a video about it, that would be cool. I can dream. Also I apologize for any misspelling, englihs is not my first languaje) all that said:

CONTEXT!

Hello, I am fairly new to D&D having started a few months ago. I love DMing more than playing, since it allows me to express my creativity and interact with every part of the world and characters in the way I want. I also love having people interacting/reacting with the worlds and scenarios I create.

(I want to be clear, i'm not trying to throw hate at this person in any way, just saying what happened since it leaved an impact on me and I think its a story worth sharing)

But enough of that, lets go straight to the story:

This all happened on a Viking based game, the players were

A - A paladin dwarf that followed the word of Odin

D - A dragonborn who looked like a regular human, and thus wanted to prove that he had the fire of a dragon in his blood through battle -

K - A druid that knows the word of the gods and is the wise man of the group -

P - A werewolf who was created by Fenrir, the giant wolf (this is the player this post is about) -

and T - A thor's cleric that entered the game at session 2

First session -

The guys started at a beach in this extrange country (not england, but a fantasy made up land) and their viking leader, a quest-giver NPC, gave them a choice. He told them to scout ahead while he established a base, and so they did. After finding some enemy explorers and torturing one they found out where the closest city was (they were vikings so they were ok on playing as bad guys, after all they all had reasons to attack this land. I am not going to enter into too much detail about it, but they were not entirely evil, that is important for later on the story)

After finding a great wall that was protecting the city they decided to surprise the leader assaulting the gate themselves even though they were only a scouting party (yup). They went into the forest and started building a battering-ram, next morning they moved the ram towards the gate (4 PCs and 2 viking NPC who are brothers) They had to push the ram while using it as cover from the enemy arrows, the town

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April 9th, 2021 - /r/ShingekiNoKyojin: The world is a cruel place, and Shingeki no Kyojin, also known as Attack on Titan, is coming to an end.

#/r/ShingekiNoKyojin

514,553 readers for 8 years!


It's been a long time coming. Years since the day when mankind received a grim reminder, and when we were introduced to the brave soldiers who let humanity soar on the wings of freedom. Since its manga publication began in 2009, and since its anime debut in 2013, millions have dipped their toes into Attack on Titan, and wound up absorbed in it. It's the kind of series that you don't just watch one episode of, or read one chapter of, unless you're painfully waiting for the next. Now, with the final chapter going live on April 9th, many of us fans will have nothing left to wait for.

There's no need to oversell it; it's one of the best-selling manga series of all time, one of the most popular anime of the modern age, and recognizable at a glance by just about everyone under the age of 50. It reached those top echelons without resorting to pointless filler, spending hundreds of chapters on tiny incremental progression, or power creep and a once-per-arc Worf Effect, which you see in some other best-selling series. Attack on Titan has been a linear progression of a single story from start to finish, growing in scale, but never moving away from the themes that made so many people fall in love with it in the first place. While I wasn't a fan of humanity's back no longer being against the wall when the post-Basement truth was revealed, they ended back there anyway, so I'm cool with it. Pretty sneaky, Isayama.

A shout-out for Hajime Isayama is needed here. Be sure to thank him for giving such a great series to the world. He made Attack on Titan straight out of school, which turned into this giant phenomenon, so much so that I'll forgive him for not including the flaming katanas from his original draft, even though that would have been sick.

For what feels like eons, I've kept up the same routine with few breaks: read the new chapter, read the chapter discussion thread on /r/ShingekiNoKyojin, read some posts from smart people on the sub talking about all the things I missed/forgot/was too dumb to figure out, and repeat. I'll check out the art posts, look at the memes, and downvote the spoilers like a true champion of humanity ought to. It's a constant thing, and for a fan of any series coming to an end, the loss of that series is a powerful thing. Though /r/Shingeki

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More Counter DD -- Plumbing the Problems with the FTD Squeeze / Synthetic Shares / Dark Pool Theories

https://preview.redd.it/0636ix3a81t61.png?width=500&format=png&auto=webp&s=7acbc7bfefd50cb8bb33dd72a8774c155ba212c0

TLDR: The boring mechanics of the financial system mean that "FTD Squeeze" hypothesis, shorting by synthetic shares, and use of dark pools aren't relevant catalysts for a hypothetical squeeze event.

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Plumbing. It takes a very special type of person to care about plumbing.

By that I don't mean the tools of Roman aqueducts, or oceanic measurements. No, for a sad group of us, "plumbing" is the lingo for the nitty gritty details of the mechanics of the financial system, the systems of custody and clearing and settlement and margin and lots and lots of repo that cause our eyes to light up and everyone else to avoid us at parties.

But while you can live a happy and profitable life without having especially strong opinions about LIBOR vs. SOFR, the topic does have some bearing on the thing that we are all apparently still talking about. In particular, going even only moderately deep into the mechanics of plumbing helps us understand why:

  • The purported Fail-to-Deliver squeeze theory doesn't show some secret way to short or to hide short positions; since,
    • Shorts established through the FTD theory would still show up in the general shorts number,
    • The FTD data isn't what's alleged in the presentation, and
    • Faking the short or other data couldn't be done by Citadel (or such) by itself.
  • The idea of "synthetic shorts" conflates two concepts, one of which is just general shorting that would show up in the numbers, one of which is an economic short position that isn't vulnerable to a squeeze.
  • Dark pools don't do what you think they do, and they don't provide a mechanism to create or transfer secret short interests or put pressure on a stock, not without the active collusion of all of the rest of the market.

So below, we'll explore the sewers flowing beneath the financial system. And before we dive in, I do want to touch again on the essential points that I've made before--because they are the points that, as you'll see, are precedent and dispositive of all of the issues here, and all of which are explored ad nauseum [in my prior post](https://www.reddit.com/user/ColonelOfWisdom

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[27M] Canadian Indian Vent about life till now as i have no one to share it with

DISCLAIMER: I am aware of certain trigger words that may spark controversial discussions, I do not intend to incite such behavior in this post, as I am simply sharing my life experience.

 

Nice to meet y’all Desis from around the world. Discovered this sub a few days ago, I never found more relatable posts in my life; I honestly cried after reading a few, that’s how much I can relate. It’s difficult for me to seek out help but knowing how common some of the behavior our parents exhibit on us has made me draft this vent.

 

Despite having limited education, my dad landed an opportunity of migrating to Canada with his entire family, me (12 years, my Lil bro, and mom). Having no higher education, parents didn’t have employable skills and resorted to warehouse work, had to start life from scratch. Mom being a housewife in India, had to work for the first time; went through several adversities from physical injury (black ice slip) to language barrier looking for general work. They are hard-working and I really admire that about them and I have massive respect for them.

 

That said, my parents grew up in a small village, got arranged married, and have a 15 year age gap, a low middle-class family. They are not affectionate at all, never witnessed any form of love between each other, it’s as if they are more of roommates than husband and wife. They fought constantly, even to this day, especially my mom seeking some attention. My brother and I also never received physical nor verbal affection (not even “I love you”). Like most parents, their love came from food and taking care of us. Growing up back home, I got beaten up on several occasions mainly surrounding education both at home and at school; it obviously had some sort of impact on my behavior as I started to harbor resentment towards my parents but huge amounts of guilt as well. We never had family time, like we never bonded together. It might be due to dad always at work and mom busy with housework but that was my life and I didn’t complain. I never complained, nor talked about my feelings to anyone….I didn’t know how to express my feelings. I didn’t even know what I was feeling nor can I go to my parents about it as they were the last people I'd ask. Despite having a dad, he never connected with me or my brother. We never had a masculine role model in my family to guide us, someone, whom I can go to for questions while growing up. Education was the most important thing, es

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Intersectional Masculinism, Keynesian Capitalism & Liberal Syndicalism - [pt 1]

I have a three part series of issues I want to promote, seeing them as orthagonal. In the three part series, I will explore the fight for intersectional masculinism, keynesian capitalism and liberal syndicalism and explain why they are the most relevant fight for the left. I begin with intersectional masculinism which I already touched on in two previous threads, here and here.

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989, where she defined a theoretical framework in which black women would not be excluded from feminist analyses (but naturally not being limited to including only this identity group):

I will center Black women in this analysis in order to contrast the multidimensionality of Black women's experience with the single-axis analysis that distorts these experiences. Not only will this juxtaposition reveal how Black women are theoretically erased, it will also illustrate how this framework imports its own theoretical limitations that undermine efforts to broaden feminist and antiracist analyses. With Black women as the starting point, it becomes more apparent how dominant conceptions of discrimination condition us to think about subordination as disadvantage occurring along a single categorical axis. I want to suggest further that this single-axis framework erases Black women in the conceptualization, identification and remediation of race and sex discrimination by limiting inquiry to the experiences of otherwise-privileged members of the group. In other words, in race discrimination cases, discrimination tends to be viewed in terms of sex- or class-privileged Blacks; in sex discrimination cases, the focus is on race- and class-privileged women

Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics (uchicago.edu)

In a similar way, I feel that to achieve working class solidarity across genders for leftist agendas (whether the purpose is to tax private production to establish a welfare state or to eradicate the private production mode entirely) intersectionality needs to apply to men's issues as well. This means across

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GME Astrology update - Birth Chart Analysis. All the confirmation bias you need that the Universe is on your side.

WHAT'S UP APES!!! Things got a little crazy the last few days.. Lots of good DD has been posted, we're all jacked to the tits. I've been inspired to take an in depth look at GME's chart and analyze the chart with the help of Zodiacal releasing. This will be long so buckle up. Check my last post for a brief astrological summary of the last few months.

I want to start by going over the qualities of the planets I'll be focusing on here.

Sun - represents vitality, the ego and sense of individualism, creative force. In the birth chart I interpret the sun sign as the type of energy you embody as you grow and face the challenges in your life.

Uranus - rebellion, technology, the internet, surprises. This planet is the catalyst for change in the world of astrology.

Mercury - intellect and communication, also deals with short distance travel and trade/commerce. Check the bottom of my last post to see the relationship between January/February's Mercury retrograde and the price of GME.

Venus - desires, attraction and spending/saving of money.

For those of you who don't want to check my last post, I'll sum it up briefly here.

Uranus in Taurus - Taurus is the most 'earthly' sign. It represents material things, the rewards of hard work and physical sensations like food, drink, comfort, etc. It rules the second house, the house of material possessions. When Uranus (surprises, rebellion, catalysts for change) moves through Taurus it has a tendency to shake up the financial world, farming, production, etc. The last time it moved through Taurus, America's economy recovered from the Great Depression. It will be in Taurus until roughly 2025, plenty of time to overhaul the financial system.

Uranus Square Saturn - Uranus will be at a 90 degree angle with Saturn all year. Basically, there is a struggle between the social authority of Saturn in Aquarius and the financial rebellion of Uranus in Taurus. When the various brokers removed the ability to buy GME in late January, The Sun and Mercury were in Aquarius with Saturn and Mercury was about to go retrograde. This month, the Sun Mercury and Venus are in Taurus with Uranus. A turning of the tides of cosmic war.

Important astrological dates:

April 22nd Venus conjunct Uranus - thi

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It's been a year since Phish changed my life (Long Post)

Hello all!

I apologize in advance for what might be a long post but there's so many things in my head I want to say. This date will forever be a special one to me because a year ago was the first time I sat down and listened to a Phish album front to back and as cheesy as it may sound I do feel it has changed my life in a lot of ways. I'll try to divide the post into a few 'chapters' to make it somewhat easier to read (hopefully). I will also probably shorten down some of my thoughts on albums and such, both to make the post shorter but also to save that for a potential future post. :)

To give some short backstory, I'm a 29m from Sweden and I've been big on exploring music since I was a teenager. I'm mostly coming from a prog rock background but in general I consider myself fairly open minded. I was never really exposed to the jam band scene at all because it's not very big over here, and even though I had heard of Phish (I used to watch Simpsons) I had never really heard them. A good friend I met over an internet forum had kept talking about them a lot and it peaked my interest, but I kept pushing it in front of me as he was fairly lukewarm on the studio albums - and for me personally, I like the idea of getting familiar with the studio albums first, to give a sort of foundation to stand on. However, Sigma Oasis came out and he was quite complimentary of that one and said I might as well try it out. April 27th of 2020 was that day.

First part of the journey - The Studio Albums

Sigma Oasis was a very enjoyable entry to the world of Phish. I kept spinning just that one for 2 weeks or so, giving it time to sink in, enjoying the different sides to it. I really liked the versatility of the band with something like "Thread" being so amazing and different to the radio friendly title track. Having done some research on their discography and how the albums were generally perceived, I made the perhaps controversial decision of going backwards. The next couple albums would be among the lower rated ones, but if I just got through that, I would have smooth sailing once I hit the 90s and each album might get better and better from there on.

Big Boat was more of a mixed bag in comparison, but I still found some tunes I really liked. I was keeping my friend informed of updates as I went through and I think he found it amusing to hear me praise songs like "Breath and Burning" and "Miss You" who I still very much like, but aren't exactly live Phish staples or

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Plus Episode Guide

Regular Season Guide


I ran into some trouble with the threading when season descriptions started running over the comment limit of 10,000 characters. I may repost this to flow better but for now if people could upvote and downvote comments so the seasons stay in some semblance of order that would be appreciated! Thanks.


I'm working on a Plus episode guide, starting with Season 11 since that's the oldest season still available with a subscription. I will try to get back to the regular season guide at some point. I have to delete all those Youtube links since the guys took the show archives off the platform. These links are to the website. Hopefully they won't switch things around and kill the links again.



PLUS SEASON 11 January 13, 2015 - June 16, 2015



+S11E01 - January 13, 2015 Our first Plus+ episode for the year has us covering more mind-body connection research, ancient metallurgy, and how the sun cycle at the time of your birth affects life expectancy.

We also include more tales of Sky People and the ancient Egyptian cult of Isis.


+S11E02 - January 20, 2015 On this week’s Plus exclusive we feature the future of Synthetic Biology, how modern technology is damaging our intelligence, and a startup offering custom designer life forms.

We also feature a selection of NDE reports including out of body visions experienced by the blind.


+S11E03 - January 27, 2015 As Australia day celebrations subside we review our weekend at the Afterlife Explorers conference and discuss the changing approaches to hospice care.

We also feature fiction authors whose creations take on a life of their own and wander dangerously into the realm of the Tulpa.


+S11E04 - February 3, 2015 After discussing big data’s control of your future self we look at microchipping humanity and the psychology fashion.

We then feature Harold Sherman and ESP research along with Time-Surfing souls and the ancient Egyptian cult of the mushroom.


+S11E05 - February 10, 2015 The UK’s recent approval of “Three parent babies” leads

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I am 34 years old, make $91,000, live in Mobile, AL, and work as a Consultant

Disclaimer: NOT a short diary!

Previous money diary here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MoneyDiariesACTIVE/comments/ip1io1/i_am_33_years_old_and_make_84000_in_appalachia/

Update from previous diary: Y’all weren’t wrong in your relationship comments from my previous diary 😊 Since then, I broke up with my ex, moved to Mobile, Alabama, from Appalachian Virginia in late November 2020, and I’ve been slowly figuring things out in an entirely new place during a pandemic. My ex asked if I would take Rudy, the lil’ mountain feist dog, with me, so I’m here in the deep south with two cats, one dog, and an incredibly ecstatic mother (if you want to know how to make your mom love you forever, move away from her for 12 years and then randomly decide to live in the same place). I’ve recently started dating someone, we’ll call him “X” in the diary, but otherwise, it’s mostly just my job (same job—been remote since 2019—and they were happy to support my decision to move here), the animals, and trying to explore lower Alabama! I cannot wait for beach season to begin!!!

Section One: Assets and Debt

Net Worth: $48,500ish (this does not include the debt on my car, which is financed at 0%. I consider my car payment a revolving expense like my utility payments…I realize this isn’t accurate, but with 0% financing I’m definitely not paying it off early and I don’t count it against my net worth). If you want to be a stickler and are going to “at me” over this in the comments, then my net worth is approximately $33,500.

Retirement Balance: ~$32,300 (+$15,300 from previous diary)

  • Roll-Over 401ks from previous jobs (Traditional IRA with Betterment): $10,900
  • Current Employer 401k: $18,200
  • Roth IRA with Betterment: $3,200

Home Equity: N/A

Savings Accounts:

  • Emergency Account: $10,004 (+$404 from previous diary)
  • Car Savings: $1,219 ($1,481)
  • Vacation: $400 (-$50 from previous diary)
  • Short Term Savings: $5,000 (+$1,700 from previous diary)

Savings Goals: I’d like to max out my Roth IRA this year (by Dec. 31) and get as close to $15,000 in short term savings as I can. The short term savings account is intended to fund a future down payment and home expenses, though realistically it may include moving costs to a new area because I don’t know if Mobile will be my forever home. Either way, the dream would be at least a 10% dow

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What do you think he's like?

No cameras, no Twitter, no internet connection to your interaction, no fandom, no anything. Just one on one, AS HE IS NOW, what do you think this fucker is actually like to be around? I'm drinking some straight whiskey, and... Ya know, some other brain altering thingy wingies, and I'm reading posts, and I'm looking at tweets, and I'm that special kind of fucked up where you really really wanna try and logic out what the hell the solution to a problem is, and the problem is "What is this cocksmoke like to be around in person". So I'm gonna do that.

I'm betting he doesn't stop talking. Like, no matter what you're doing, he's either there and talking, or he'll be there soon. Probably scrutinizes everything you do.

I bet he's the kinda guy that always has a story that's just like the story you told, but somehow one ups that story.

He probably pisses with the door open.

Probably laughs at you if you get the alcohol shudders from a shot, but is the first one to get a tum tum ache.

Sex with him can't be that great. I was going to say missionary but no, he only does it on bottom. He won't even do it doggystyle cause "muh heart problem" so he just lays there like a cocksucker and makes the girl do all the work. Now granted, maybe Noah is packing a big ol schlacker down there that the lady can use to her advantage, but he for sure doesn't eat the pussy.

  • am now going to take another shot and take another hit

He probably wants that HTC Vive on his wishlist so he can fake a seizure and claim epilepsy to his fandom.

Don't know why he wants that fucking thing. He's too lazy for VR. Lot's of standing. He'd probably be that asshole that ruins VR for everyone cause he won't stop complaining about the ill effects it has on him.

He probably never once got a date based on his personality. I bet every single sexual encounter he has ever had has been based on the fallacious idea "Oooooo this guy makes YOUTUBE vids! He must be rich!"

I bet he genuinely enjoys the smell of his own fucking fats. Like, he'll fart around you, and then while you're going "UGAHGHHHH" he's actually taking deep breaths in, trying to get as much of that inner stank as possible.

Probably jerks off thinking of sexual encounters he has actually had. Or porn of himself. I bet he has a whole file of nasty pictures of April, and probably one April didn't know about of Scarlett that he keeps and wanks and cries to. Probably hides it under an Internet Explorer logo so April would never

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AITB for not letting my parents hold their first grandchild even though they did what we asked?

No one in my family is a medical doctor or infectious disease specialist. My mom is anti-vaxx and we keep on saying they can't see our daughter if they don't get vaxxed. Despite her beliefs, my mom got vaxxed. Some time after my dad booked non-refundable 1 week trip without telling us (it was a very good deal and limited time offer). After the news, we asked our doctor and found out they can still infect us & our newborn. We told everyone either don't come or expect that they can only see our child from a distance outside. We would collectively feel guilty if we ended up making our child sick.

Siblings texted me after to say that they all know. To summarize what I have so far:

  • I shouldn't be guilt tripping my parents further
  • My mom only took the vaccine so she can hold her granddaughter
  • we did pull the rug from under my mom's feet by not letting her do it now
  • Articles about how plane rides are safe because they have better filters
  • My parents in law, who live in the same town as us, effectively pose the same risk

I kept on repeating they should respect our decision (to not escalate) until the last one, where I promptly disagreed saying that my parents in law effectively cut their social life to non existent in order to help us take care of our child.

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Update: thanks for everyone for your comments, I posted this because the decision made me feel like shit, and it was helpful to talk through it with internet strangers. Putting an update here and will stop replying.

Firstly, It's scary that some comments presented as facts about the nature of COVID are flat out incorrect with a quick Google search, and there are others that are with exploring with our doctor - getting the first of many tastes of hard decisions we will make as parents.

While we feel awful that my mom took the vaccine against her beliefs and she may likely feel like the rug has been pulled under her, the issue is that the conversation around our concerns were cut short by my parents buying parents buying the plane tickets to come (we didn't even know the dates when they're coming at the trim, FYI). We want nothing more than for them to come, but baby's health (which doesn't just include life/death, but long term health issues OR one time critical illness) is more important than our apparent hypocrisy.

In a hypothetical scenario where we talked it through, we would have likely concluded that my parents should not come, and likely, my mom would not have taken the vacc

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He (m28) hates that I’m “soft”, I (f28) hate his drunken alter ego

This is a damn epistle, sorry bout it.

Writing on mobile, people are complicated and situations are nuanced, bear with me, blah blah blah.

Long time lurker who generally knows which way these things swing but I want that sweet Internet backup.

J and I have been together about a year and a half and I’m six months pregnant with our first child. We have lived together nearly the whole time, renting a house together for about eight months. So far our relationship has been fairly solid and we love each other very much. The only person in this relationship I do not love is his occasionally-seen drunken alter ego. He’s been given a name due to his overwhelming personality.

I didn’t know J for most of his partying years or the formation of this alter ego. By the time we got together we were both in the service industry but weren’t hard partiers. I personally handle my alcohol very well. I’ve never blacked out and rarely get hangovers but can hang with the best of them. J on the other hand does not have the same tolerance I do.

Since the initial COVID shutdowns J got out of the service industry and got a great job in a manual labor field. He has been drinking much less as a result. There’s no denying he’s a wonderful provider with an excellent work ethic but running the household and general “adulting” are my responsibilities. I handle the bills, the house, the finances etc. I also have a job that I’m at three to six days a week. J isn’t irresponsible per se but he does tend to be somewhat impulsive while I’m the analytical planner.

Several times throughout our relationship J has gotten very intoxicated, as one does. I’m a mothering personality and never absolutely plastered so naturally I have taken care of him in these scenarios. The issue is that drunk J is a whole different person. When he has been drinking I’ve told him I don’t want to see his alter ego and try to curb his impulsive decisions at a certain point when I see the alter emerging (IE ordering more shots, hollering at people at the bar, etc.)

When he is blackout drunk J is very paranoid and verbally aggressive.He will accuse me of lying, taking his drinks, and being patronizing to him. He will threaten to harm himself and me, making statements like “I’ll grab the steering wheel and plow us into that wall”, “I’m going to jump out of this vehicle and kill myself”, “I’m going to set you on fire”, etc. He has told me the union was going to come and burn down our house after he told me I didn’t

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You found a strange cave full of easily repaired and very helpful robots, giant car sized spiders with the disposition of a friendly puppy, piles of gold and fine art and a wardrobe full of fun spandex costumes. Unfortunately you are only just realising how much you now look like a supervillian.

“They think I’m a bloody criminal mastermind? That is absurd. Am I evil Deathbot?” Alan asked, twisting the screwdriver on the robot’s last loose screw, giving them a hearty pat on the back, appreciating his handiwork.

“That is the current news master Alan, I ran some scans based on your previous question. After reading through the latest in psychological discoveries, I have concluded that you are 25% evil. Would you like me to run anymore tests? I found one that can tell you what type of cheese you are.”

“25%? That is rather high, isn’t it?” Alan let out a frustrated groan, giving the Deathbot a small smack on its back with the screwdriver.

“30%” It beeped, taking the hostile action as more evidence of its owners’ evil intent.

“Oh, shut up you. That was a love smack. What is so hard to understand about this situation? I just found all of this stuff, its not like I was secretly hiding away here waiting to take my revenge on humanity. I don’t give two crusted pieces of bread about humanity.”

“If you don’t give two crusted pieces of bread about humanity, why are you so distraught about the public’s perception of you?”

“That’s enough from you, time to put you in rest mode for a few minutes.”

“35%.....” Its voice faded, vanishing as Alan set it into sleep mode, allowing him a moment to think.

“Maybe I just need an image change? What if I donated some of the gold to a local children’s hospital? You can’t hate someone that helps sick kids, right?”

Alan couldn’t believe his brilliant mind. What a plan. He would strut out of his cave and right into the arms of an awaiting superhero. Oh, that could be problematic. The cave was under constant monitoring from the hero’s guild; he doubted they would just let him leave without serious questioning or worse.

If he couldn’t leave, how was he meant to make a donation? Sure, he could donate online, but how does one donate a gold bar through the internet? It’s not like the money was in his bank account. He found himself deep in thought, only to feel a fluffy head push at his cheek, scaring Alan half to death.

Alan jumped, clutching his chest, staring up at his spider companion. The enormous creature wagging its body at him, wanting to play. After the initial shock wore off, Alan reached for the spider’s head, giving it a small pat.

“You are such a good spider, yes you are Webby.” He cooed, listening to the little purrs that came from his pet. “What if I sent you? Who could hate such a cute creature? If they saw h

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Astral Projection: Quick Start Guide

This post contains guides, FAQs and the fundamentals that are suitable for both beginners and experienced members. Explore the links, videos, Astral Projection stories from experienced community members, and insights into what Astral Projection is, how it works and what to expect. Included is also the philosophy of this one-of-a-kind subreddit, how it works, what it is and what it is not. There are important messages in this guide, so please take the time to read it.

Introduction

Astral Projection, or an Out-of-Body Experience, or Near Death Experience, is the process of detaching consciousness from the body and travelling into non-physical reality; this reality is commonly called the Astral Plane. This is NOT the same as lucid dreaming; however, they are intimately connected; keep reading for various explanations of the difference. By using certain techniques and shifting one's awareness in specific ways, one can experience leaving the body, standing next to your bed and looking down at your physical body. From here, you're able to fly amongst the clouds, visit a different country, discover space, speak with other astral projectors or learn lessons from masters and guides who live in the Astral. You can discover yourself and the journey of your soul and learn new and objective information such as the history of our planet or possible future events. All of this is possible because the Astral Plane is commonly described as the 5th dimension of nature, which if you understand that in terms of raw science, you'll understand that it is beyond time and space. This sounds far-fetched at first, but in practice, it is perfectly understandable and it's a perfectly natural state and an innate ability that anyone can do.

Contrary to widespread knowledge, there are already numerous studies and tests to prove or at least suggest that OBEs is scientifically verifiable phenomena. Look up Graham Nicholls, who has had thousands of experiences, verified them with witnesses and is also being tested on; he is 100% objective and scientific in his approach, we hosted a Q&A event with him in our Discord which you can view here. Additionally, quantum physics is on the verge of understanding the multidimensional truth about the universe. Astral Projection is not paranormal and is not pseudoscience, it is absolutely natural phenomena. May we remind you that lucid dreaming was not considered 'real' up until arou

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I don't want to be that parent, but I think my teen is playing up for attention.

So first things first. I am queer, and divorced from my kid's dad (hetero marriage). My kid came out as bi when they were 11yo, and has evolved their identity to know use a more masculine name than the one I gave them at birth, and to now prefer they/them or more recently he/him pronouns. The identify as genderqueer, and still dress largely femme.

Now. I have no issues with their gender-related exploration and identity. I use their preferred name and pronouns 90% of the time. (I still slip on occasion, it's a relatively recent development.)

They have a very tightknit group of friends, most of them are kids they've been friends with for years. I think all of them are AFAB, but slowly each has been adopting a new name and new pronouns, and it's hard not to think that there's some peer-pressure/clout type thing going on. 13-14 is a weird age for any kid, wanting to both fit in and also to be special. I don't want to be someone who dismisses self expression and discovery as trying to fit in, and I have no plans to stop them. I just let them know I support them no matter how their identity changes and develops.

But then on TOP of this....

They have been seeing a therapist for around a year. They had some depression and anxiety, and since it runs in my family (I myself have also sought therapy and am currently on escitalopram, have been since my child was born) I had no issues with making sure they had someone to talk to, especially when there was a brief period of time where they said they were considering self harm.

Currently things are getting worse. They are failing almost all of their classes, have zero focus or concentration, and when confronted they breakdown about how stressful their life is, how anxious they are and things like that. Last Saturday we had a brief family outing to pick up food and they didn't want to get out of the car (too busy on their phone) and told me their anxiety was bad and they couldn't leave the car. There was a brief battle of wills, which they won. And shot eye-daggers at me for half an hour after.

Also at a family gathering with a little extended family (all within our covid bubble) they started exhibiting verbal/physical tics. When I asked them about it (in private) they told me that "it just happens sometimes, it's not tourettes, it's no big deal" and then I've never seen it happen again.

I feel like it's fairly obvious that yes, they have some depression and some anxiety, but that they are playing it

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Tour of Rust - Celebrating 1 year, 16 languages, and the humbling generosity from the world Rust community

https://tourofrust.com/

1 year ago, in the frightening start of Covid, after becoming a new father and woefully in need of a project to regain my identity, I started Tour of Rust to try to solve a desire in my life of wishing there was some simple documentation that I wish I had when starting Rust. Even as a developer it took me some 3 years to gain my "crab legs" and feel confident with coding Rust. I'd admired Tour of Go for so long I felt something like this should exist.

Through the serendipitous of Rust Playground's existance, github pages, and some free time on my hand while holding a baby Tour of Rust started to come into existance. Many nights were spent trying to dream up what would be the right order to describe the most fundamental topics of Rust.

What I did not expect when starting this project is how deep the generosity of the internet truly is. One by one, many folks appears in my github with issues, pull requests, and suggestions for how to make working with the project easier. I did my best to embrace folks in with as much autonomy as I could offer.

What evolved was a project I feel endlessly proud of. It's not perfect, but it is good and it is useful I believe to a Rustacean at a certain point in their exploration.

I had the honor of working with Dhghomon who was a major contributor and went on to create his own Rust in Easy English ( https://github.com/Dhghomon/easy_rust ) which I deeply admire and serves the world in a way I could never imagine.

The whole experience left me with a sense of connectedness in the world in my efforts. That my place in this long dance of creation is neither the start or the end. I send my thanks out to everyone who participates in this project and hope this message inspires you a bit as well in your own journey.

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Old Austin Tales: The Plundering of Steve Jackson Games by The US Secret Service - March 1, 1990

Today I wanted to share with y'all a story about hackers, government overreach, and one of Austin's first internet portals. It harks back to a time before Eternal September when computer bulletin board systems (The BBS) was the dominant method of online communication.

As many of you might remember, in the mid to late 1980s home consumers started buying PCs or Macs for a variety of reasons. At the same time, modem technology was becoming cheap enough for them to be widely sold and included with the computers people were buying. This left a lot of people with a computer capable of connecting with other computers and little idea how to utilize it. Programmers all over the world came up with various kinds of terminal connection software and also the software for what they would be connecting to, the BBS. What is/was a BBS? It's like a server that hosts different things: a mail system, mostly forums, chat, online games, files, and occasionally other things like being part of a network to share files/emails/games with people in far flung parts of the world.

Before the internet was widely available in Austin outside of UT computer labs, Austinites connected on BBSs of all kinds over phone lines. There must have been hundreds if not thousands in the 512 area code. Some of the old phone directories are preserved in old text files from that period. You can see that most of the BBSs had themes or main topics. Some were devoted only to sharing files or playing games, while others were about chatting, matchmaking, and connecting with other people. One of the earliest and most popular BBSs in Austin specialized in tabletop RPG and board games. It was called Illuminati BBS, and the person who came up with it was a fellow named Steve Jackson.

Steve Jackson was born in Oklahoma but was raised in Houston. He graduated from Rice University with a double BA in Political Science and Biology in 1974, but by 1979 he was trying to make money selling tabletop games he invented. One of these earliest games was called "Raid on Iran" and the point was to rescue the hostages. In 1980 he moved to Austin and rented a shop on the south side of town. In the beginning he was making a little over $100k a year selling books, magazines, RPG materials, box games, and card games. [By 1988 he made his first million

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How the ending contradicts multiple interviews of Yams:

> "Someone who does not lie.” From the story's circumstances, to “lie” means the character twisted his or her original will/resolve. I find the most appealing are those who operate according to their resolve, as well as those who, as metafiction would say, rise up against the entire world.

Here, Isayama is describing that a well written character in his book is someone who operates according to their original resolve and innate nature, the one that has been established since the start, and stay consistent. In chapter 139, however, Eren has twisted his original resolve of complete freedom and destruction of his enemies, which was originally established for entirety of the timeskip and aligned with Eren's fundamental values/nature, and so Isayama has effectively betrayed his vision of what he called an appealing and well-written character.

>Mikasa’s growth probably involves separation from Eren. By separation, I mean she might be able to return to that ordinary girl that she used to be in childhood…… I read some interesting thoughts from readers on the internet. People would say male mangaka have a tendency to reject the notion of “fate.“ On the contrary, female mangaka draw works that approve “fate.” You meet your Mr./Ms. Right, you say “This is fate!”, and you accept that the trajectory of your life is already predestined. People who interfere with that and seem to affect your serene life are portrayed as villains. Of course, I am not speaking of all mangaka, but with my mentality as a male mangaka, I think it is pitiful if Mikasa’s life is only about staying together with Eren. However to Mikasa, it is a wonderful thing to be with Eren forever. Combining what I’ve said, if I were to draw the separation of Eren and Mikasa, I feel like my portrayal likely won’t be satisfactory for readers, because Mikasa would have to endure the strain of being stuck between Eren and Armin. Even though she can sympathize with Armin, who considers things from a “globalism” perspective, it’s possible that she can’t just let the more self-focused Eren go. [Note: Isayama uses the katakana of “Globalism” in Japanese to describe Armin. He probably means Armin embraces the world and is curious about everything in the universe, while Eren is rather “self-focused” compared to him.]

So here, Isayama is directly addressing that Mikasa's character arc revolves around her abiding, strong fear of loss of loved ones that stems from her early trauma, which is

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Cardano Rumor Rundown May 1 2021

Hey Everyone!

Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. Coindesk editor refuses to acknowledge that Cardano has a deal with a national government, Coindesk gets relentlessly trolled, then they finally capitulate and decide to cover the Ethiopian Ministry of Education project. https://twitter.com/zackseward/status/1387744629693599744 https://twitter.com/HukAleksandra/status/1387788814022844421 https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1387937546978545667 https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1387939251275198466 https://twitter.com/Cshuggin/status/1387986678741151745 https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1388113533435482115 https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1388192121006534657
  2. The Cardano Africa Mini addition gives us more details on the actual rollout of the Ethiopia Ministry of Education deal: 1) all 700k teachers and a subset of the students who will get tablets will be registered in the first year; 2) all secondary school students will be registered in the second year which will bring us to 5MM students; and 3) the data will be used to analyze both students and teachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKT_3clxeqw
  3. If you don’t believe that Atala runs on Cardano please watch this video which lays out definitely and exactly how Atala runs on Cardano. Please feel free to wantonly debunk anyone on the interwebs who says otherwise. Thank you to IOHK technical architect Alexis Hernandez for this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AbgzvOeb6w&t=31s

Previously Covered but still interesting:

  1. Cardano is now being used as a traceability solution in conjunction with Scantrust for wine from the Nation State of Georgia. This is a great use case for the Cardano blockchain! [https://cardanofoundation.org/en/news/cardano-reveals-its-first-supply-chain-solution-in-association-with-scantrust/ https://www.scantrust.com/](https://cardanofoundation.org/en/news/cardano-reveals-its-first-supply-chain-solution-in-association-
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Cardano Rumor Rundown APR 29 2021

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Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. Today is the Cardano Africa Special. It’ll be at 9:30am Pacific, 10:30am Mountain, 12:30pm Eastern, 5:30pm Dublin, 7:30pm Addis Ababa, 11:30pm Bangkok. 1:30amTokyo. Go enjoy! We’ll recap it in the next installment.
  2. In today’s video we also cover questions about the relationship between Atala Prism and who will actually benefit from the Cardano Projects with African governments.

Previously Covered but still interesting:

  1. Charles posts a pic of a taxidermy African bird called a Turacos. He follows up that post by saying "Guys sometimes a stuffed Ethiopian exotic bird next to an old identity book is just a stuffed Ethiopian exotic bird next to an old identity book. Stop reading into things". Everyone enjoys speculating what exactly this could mean with the obvious implication being that the African bird announcement involves digital identity in Ethiopia. https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369397063583227911 https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369402020067766275
  2. How hard is learning Haskell from scratch? Today’s youtube companion to this post describes my experience so far learning Haskell as a beginner with little programming experience. https://haskellbook.com/ http://learnyouahaskell.com/chapters Derek Banas Youtube Haskell Tutorial
  3. Charles tweets a pic of a Turaco and John Hancock. It seems safe to assume this means the minister has signed or is signing the Ethiopia deal! This could finally retire rumor #1 that started the Rumor Rundown. https://twitter.com/ArmySpies/status/1378416705282613253
  4. Cardano NFTs get some coverage on CoinTelegraph. https://cointelegraph.com/news/wild-west-as-developers-macgyver-highly-popular-nfts-on-cardano/amp
  5. Emurgo Academy for blockchain education? Has anyone heard of this? https://twitter.com/emurgo_io/status/1378346801598754816
  6. Onyx Stake Pool announces Cardano’s first Quantum block! [https://twitter.com/onyxstakepool/status/1378848216578412547](https://twitter.com/onyxsta
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Cardano Rumor Rundown May 2 2021

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Newly covered today:

  1. I don’t know if everyone watched the last few minutes of the Africa Special. But, I think a lot of people missed the section where John O’Connor said the goal of Cardano in Africa is to issue 100 MILLION digital identities in the next two years. To give you some idea of scale here, adapools.org shows a highest ever daily number of new wallets at around 71k. If we onboard 100 Million people via digital identity over two years that would be 136,986 people per day. ETH only has 150MM unique wallets to date. https://youtu.be/yRjj662kJsk?t=8615 https://adapools.org/analysis-query/wallets https://etherscan.io/chart/address
  2. John also mentioned that all of the 100k subscribers to World Mobile in Zanzibar this year will have digital identities on Atala Prism. They will also be offering so-called “RealFi” loans by Q1 of next year that will be made via Cardano liquidity and will act as a bridge to real world value. https://youtu.be/yRjj662kJsk?t=8628

Recently Covered Items:

  1. Part II of the coverage of the lates Roadmap vid from Charles. https://youtu.be/WRYRjmMvkJM
  2. Sidechains. They call the main chain the “Cardano Settlement Layer” (CSL) and the side chains are called “Cardano Computation Layers” (CCL). They are looking at having CCLs for the EVM, IELE, Catalyst, and WASM (web assembly). They are trying to figure out how to pay for the maintenance of these side chains. A current thought is to possibly create a mechanism where you can “refine” ADA to get “fuel” for these sidechains. You could even have a Plutus side chain that runs on its own fuel. This year they will propose a Cardano Improvement Proposal (CIP) to see if the community wants to update the monetary policy in an HFC event to go in this direction. This could be a good way to include the parachain ideas from Polkadot. They could also add Hyperledger related permissioned sidechains with this.
  3. Layer Two. A lot of deal flow with Prism right now around digital identify for things like authenticated wallets, KYC/AML, regulated DeFi, and human readable addresses. Charles will probably do a full video on this. Hydra is the other piece of off-chain infrastructure for this year. IOHK has a whole team working on this. They’ve already put out two papers o
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Windows, A Consumer Product.

I really feel like Microsoft has been Apple's R & D department for the last several years. Let me just get this out of the way upfront. If I'm going to criticize Microsoft for their problems with Windows. If you guys are curious as to what I think Windows looks like presently in regard to the multiple problems it has with the user interface elements looking like they are an amalgamation of several different "hands" putting together one product. I think the monster from the short film "Zygote" on YouTube sums it up fairly well. Link.

I didn't have the time to write a shorter post... The TLDR is: Microsoft stop putting advertisements in the operating system, remove the bloat, make a clipboard app, encourage streaming apps, a new universal standard for parts among OEM makers to compete with Apple, why does the start button look like that, why does the taskbar look like that, why do the apps have names like that, why do the app icons look like that, and why do the apps look like that.

Serious question, does anyone use Windows for Windows? I mean the overall function is nice, but are there a lot of people that use the apps provided by Microsoft? Not a third party developer. Not Office. The apps for Windows. Are any of them enticing? If it wasn't for third party software, honestly, would you even be using the operating system? I would love anyone on Reddit to answer this question with as much detail as they can provide.

This next paragraph shows up later, but I want to single this bit out by putting it at the top and twice to emphasize how important it is.

The Naming Problem. This has almost never been mentioned before, but it is a prominent problem with Microsoft. Naming apps and services. First, lets talk about Microsoft Edge. Are there any good connotations this name has? Edgey. Edgelord. I've seen people use the name "Garbedge." Then there's the nicknames. Edgium. Chredge. Chredgium. I don't know. It doesn't seem like a good title for something. Also, is "Bing" a good name either? It's essentially an annoying sound? Why would you want people to be reminded of an annoying sound, when it comes to a search engine? Are there any other connotations to this title? And since I've mentioned Bing and Edge. Short titles or four letter words, are they a good idea to use as a name? And why are there so many app names with an ampersand in them? Movies & TV. Snip & Sketch. News & Interests. Alarms &

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Cardano Rumor Rundown APR 27 2021

Hey Everyone!

Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. Binance Smart Chain has already laid out a very compelling argument that we’re going to CRUSH Ethereum. https://twitter.com/TheADAApe/status/1386583952668958720
  2. Charles does a big interview with Forbes and points out the huge differences between a bonded staking system (ETH) and a liquid staking system (Cardano). This is highly overlooked. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenehrlich/2021/04/26/cardano-and-ethereum-founder-analyzes-the-newest-evolutions-in-crypto-and--blockchain-technology/?sh=6acb258e3e52
  3. Charles also covers his projections about interoperability and the future converging on a “wifi moment” when an interoperable “internet of blockchains” emerges. In this future, it will be a race to the bottom and the systems that are too expensive to operate will simply be priced out of the game.
  4. New Africa Special Trailer dropped. The narrator: “We are partnering with African governments…” That was PLURAL governments, guys! This is getting exciting. https://twitter.com/InputOutputHK/status/1386772333902319618

Previously Covered but still interesting:

  1. Charles posts a pic of a taxidermy African bird called a Turacos. He follows up that post by saying "Guys sometimes a stuffed Ethiopian exotic bird next to an old identity book is just a stuffed Ethiopian exotic bird next to an old identity book. Stop reading into things". Everyone enjoys speculating what exactly this could mean with the obvious implication being that the African bird announcement involves digital identity in Ethiopia. https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369397063583227911 https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369402020067766275
  2. It's announced that 591 different assets have been minted on Cardano in the last eight days. https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1369347294324162561
  3. Charles says they are actually going to hire investigators for the IOG anti-scammer team. People with a law enforcement or intelligence background shoul
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[H] Games from HB/Fanatical/GMG [W] offers/wishlist

Hello! Here is my list of games that I have.

IGS: https://www.reddit.com/r/IGSRep/comments/8ad28l/sonosakis_igs_rep_page/

https://www.reddit.com/user/Sonosaki/comments/ad0jzd/sonosakis_igs_rep_page_2/

https://www.reddit.com/r/IGSRep/comments/c9lzcz/sonosakis_igs_rep_page_3/

https://www.reddit.com/r/IGSRep/comments/ejo7ho/sonosakis_igs_rep_page_4/

https://www.reddit.com/r/IGSRep/comments/hpc9xc/sonosakis_igs_rep_page_5/

Steam Profile

Humble Bundle Keys

  • 198X
  • 1 Screem Platformer
  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • 230 Battleborn Platinum Currency
  • 60 Parsecs
  • 911 Operator +DLC
  • A Case of Distrust
  • A Hat in Time Ultimate Edition
  • A Glider's Journey
  • A Good Snowman is Hard to Build
  • A Mortician's Tale
  • A New Beginning - Final Cut
  • Absolute Drift Zen Edition
  • Acceleration of SUGURI 2
  • Adventure Boy Cheapskate DX
  • Ageless
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Ageis Defenders
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Agony
  • Alien Spidy
  • All You Can Eat
  • Almost There: The Platformer
  • American Fugitive
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
  • Animal Super Squad
  • Anomaly 2
  • Anomaly Defenders
  • Anomaly Korea
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign
  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  • Arma X: Anniversary Edition
  • Arma 2
  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Armello
  • Artemis: God-Queen of The Hunt
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
  • Assault Android Cactus x2
  • Assetto Corsa plus DLC
  • Automachef
  • Aviary Attorney
  • Avicii Invector
  • AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected on Steam
  • BAD NORTH: JOTUNN EDITION
  • BalanceLot
  • Basement
  • Bastion
  • Batman Shadows Edition
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar x2
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • BattleVoid: Harbringer
  • Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
  • Beholder 2
  • Black the Fall x3
  • Blacksmith
  • Blacksad: Under the Skin
  • Blade & Bones
  • Bleed 2
  • Board Battlefield
  • Boomerang Fu
  • Book Of Demons x2
  • Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced
  • Borderlands 2 VR
  • Boreal Blade
  • Boundless
  • Breathedge
  • Bridge Constructor Portal x2
  • Broken Age
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Brutal Legend
  • Butcher x2
  • Call of Duty
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More Counter DD -- Plumbing the Problems with the FTD Squeeze / Synthetic Shares / Dark Pool Theories

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TLDR: The boring mechanics of the financial system mean that "FTD Squeeze" hypothesis, shorting by synthetic shares, and use of dark pools aren't relevant catalysts for a hypothetical squeeze event.

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Plumbing. It takes a very special type of person to care about plumbing.

By that I don't mean the tools of Roman aqueducts, or oceanic measurements. No, for a sad group of us, "plumbing" is the lingo for the nitty gritty details of the mechanics of the financial system, the systems of custody and clearing and settlement and margin and lots and lots of repo that cause our eyes to light up and everyone else to avoid us at parties.

But while you can live a happy and profitable life without having especially strong opinions about LIBOR vs. SOFR, the topic does have some bearing on the thing that we are all apparently still talking about. In particular, going even only moderately deep into the mechanics of plumbing helps us understand why:

  • The purported Fail-to-Deliver squeeze theory doesn't show some secret way to short or to hide short positions; since,

    • Shorts established through the FTD theory would still show up in the general shorts number,
    • The FTD data isn't what's alleged in the presentation, and
    • Faking the short or other data couldn't be done by Citadel (or such) by itself.
  • The idea of "synthetic shorts" conflates two concepts, one of which is just general shorting that would show up in the numbers, one of which is an economic short position that isn't vulnerable to a squeeze.

  • Dark pools don't do what you think they do, and they don't provide a mechanism to create or transfer secret short interests or put pressure on a stock, not without the active collusion of all of the rest of the market.

So below, we'll explore the sewers flowing beneath the financial system. And before we dive in, I do want to touch again on the essential points that I've made before--because they are the points that, as you'll see, are precedent and dispositive of all of the issues here, and all of which are explored ad nauseum [in my prior post](https://www.reddit.com/user/ColonelOfWisdom/comm

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Cardano Rumor Rundown APR 30 2021

Hey Everyone!

Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. The Africa Special made it clear that Cardano has a brilliant grand strategy for the developing world. As framed by John O’Connor this would be: 1) provide digital identity; 2) provide digital transfer of value; and 3) provide programmability of that digital value.
  2. Mickey Watkins (CEO of World Mobile) added a step zero to the formula above with: 0) provide access to the digital world.
  3. As has previously been mentioned, it was officially announced that Cardano is partnered with World Mobile to provide digital connectivity to people in the developing world starting in Tanzania. They plan to have 100k subscribers in Zanzibar by the end of the year.
  4. This is just the beginning in Africa. John O’Connor had a nice tweet that very succinctly laid out some future plans. https://twitter.com/jjtoconnor/status/1387919060197855234

Recent Items:

  1. Onyx Stake Pool announces Cardano’s first Quantum block! https://twitter.com/onyxstakepool/status/1378848216578412547
  2. SpaceBudz published a great article on how they were able to distribute 10,000 NFTs. https://spacebudz.medium.com/how-we-pulled-off-the-sale-9dbe54c30ba5
  3. For those learning Haskell/Plutus, check out this awesome one hour video from 2012 with Brian Beckman that introduces monoids and monads in a very non-scary way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhuHCtR3xq8
  4. Sebastien was recently on Kaizen Crypto and detailed how Emurgo plans to deliver Proof of Keys for Cardano whereby users could sign a message to prove that they own the private keys to a certain account in a standardized format. All queued up to the exact spot: https://youtu.be/VcRlL-6YROY?t=625
  5. ...AND STILL....CARDANO=THE KING OF GITHUB COMMITS! https://twitter.com/wiSource/status/1379142670686294017
  6. Liqwid founder, Dewayne Cameron, did a great interview with Cardano with Paul. It sounds like Liqwid is currently having a team of Haskell developers build out their product in Plutus for a target launch around the same time as Alonzo. This is great news since earlier in its history it looked like Liqwid would initially build in Solidity a
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