I've played this game a lot so far. I've gotten 2 endings, and i keep hopping back into it to explore Night City and do more sidequests.
Im genuinely impressed at how they solved the boring-ass radiant quest problem that Bethesda games and other RPGs have by not making any named quest radiant.
All the side-jobs and gigs have story attached, the only radiant quests i've found are the NCPD cleanup missions that take like 30 seconds and reward you with ~1k in loot and pay ~2000 credits a piece.
Every single named quest and gig has some kind of story being told, no matter how small. There is a crafted narrative in every one. If you stop to read the gig description, read the emails, explore the area, and read the shards that enemies drop, you will find something new every time during one of these quests.
Do you know what that means? That means i never get that sinking feeling like i did in Fallout 4 where i do a few quests for an NPC hoping for more story, only to get another fucking settlement that needs my help.
Theres some honestly amazing game design and storytelling here, and it's a shame that that's been tainted and overshadowed by a badly botched release. This game so obviously needed more time in the oven.
I wish I could do anything but laugh about this.
The notes actually said “Students were too engaged at beginning of lesson. That is strictly for modeling by the teacher. Students should not be answering or asking questions.”
So I’m probably going to start telling students that they can take a nap for the first 15 minutes of class LOL
Edit: We are 100% virtual, so I do ask check for understanding questions as I’m modeling to make sure students are ENGAGED and listening. I didn’t realize that was not a best practice 🤪
Edit again: thank you for the rewards and all the kind words!! I got my first award ever!
And also, as a side note. The more I thought about it today the more it frustrated me. If you are a virtual teacher, you know that we HAVE to cold call students more often to make sure they aren’t surfing YouTube or watching tv behind their screen. If my admin had ever taught virtually, they would probably know that. That’s another flaw in our system. How can admin evaluate what is “best practice” for teaching 100% virtually when they have never done it?? There is no baseline, and it isn’t the same as in person.
As a preface, I'm the same dude who made yesterdays post here.
Wanted to hit the 4 star pity to try and snipe myself a chongyun for bennet. Ended up with another ZhongLi within 2 pulls. Why must you hurt me Mihoyo.
Less detailed post today, if I dont explain certain things refer to issues section of yesterdays post.
Once again gonna stress this before I start rambling,
But, his kit is mired with problems, and if we don't make a big deal about it now, we may loose our best chance at making Geo Dad relevant.
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Moving onto the talking points,
I’ll play out entire scenes where I will pretty much voluntarily be in an anxiety inducing situation. I’m curious if anyone also has this and how they deal with it.
Just noticed that quANTuMANia has Ant-Man in the word itself. Is this a coincidence? Probably. Was it worth pointing out? Absolutely not. I was just bored and noticed it 🤷🏻♂️
Had an unplanned observation during my 4th period today (last of the day, I teach 7th grade social studies). Given that it's the last class of the day, my 4th period is usually the rowdiest; yelling across the room to friends, turning any question I ask into a nonrelated discussion, etc. As if on cue, they all IMMEDIATELY dropped their voices and were the most polite, orderly kids I've seen in my life the moment the AP walked in to sit down and take notes. Every question I asked the class, they responded in far more detail than rhe usual one-word answers. I might just have Staples make a cardboard cutout of the AP to keep in the back of my room so they always act like this!
Of course, the moment the AP left we all let our hair down a bit (them more than me), but overall it was the most enjoyable observation I've had thus far.
I’ve noticed a common theme when I come across Thump supporters whether in person or on internet videos (recently a post of Destiny’s GA confrontation) that I think helps me wrap my head around the chaos that is the “argument.”
They tend to use the word “believe” a lot. “Well I believe that the votes were rigged.” “I believe there was widespread fraud.” “I believe X Y and Z happened and that’s why Biden won.”
Rings SO much to me like religion. And what is religion but belief in the absence of proof?
Anyway, I could be totally wrong, but that’s what I currently believe. ;)
I was reading Robert Hand’s Horoscope Symbols and he mentions a couple of things that he’s noticed in his practice that diverge from the common doctrines of western astrology. Notably he disagrees with the idea of cadent houses being weaker and finds they are actually the most predictive of one’s life outcomes.
I also watched a video where Sloan Bella said that in her 30 years of practice, she’s found Virgo natives to be the most psychic, even more than Pisces, which surprised me given the fact it’s an earth sign ruled by Mercury.
Anyways I’m curious to hear what other practitioners have noticed and learned through their actual experience that may diverge from what’s commonly taught.
I was a bit concerned the Pixel 5 would be a so-so upgrade from some of the feedback and reviews I saw. But I don't think I've enjoyed a new phone as much since my Nexus 5. Is it a bit utilitarian? Yes. Is that necessary a bad thing? Nope.
For reference, of the Nexus/Pixel phone models I've owned a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, and Pixel 2 XL. Here are a few of my initial impressions of the Pixel 5:
-Hands down best battery I've ever had on a Nexus or Pixel, and right out of the box. The 765G chipset+4080mah battery are an endurance match made in heaven. Another reason I'm not all that upset about having the 765G over the 865.
-Overall performance is snappy, takes whatever I throw at it with no jank. Silky smooth. No unwanted background app killing like I was getting in the P2XL. The fact it has double the RAM is quite evident, and it fixes a big problem I ran into on my previous phone.
-The radios/RF hardware are a considerable UPGRADE over the P2XL, and I'm on Verizon in a rural LTE-only area, no 5G. Data speeds are easily twice as fast, often 5x+ faster and actually faster than I've seen any other device pull (including iPhone 11s), on any network at this location. Similarly, signal reception in general seems better/more stable than the P2XL in fringe areas. I'm very pleased, I don't know what's going on with those critical of the RF performance, it's top notch.
-The cameras feel like an evolutionary upgrade from my Pixel 2, and I'm more than happy with them (and camera is a BIG deal for me). Sure a telephoto would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
-I don't find camera image processing to be bad at all, feels snappy to me... much faster than the P2 and at least as fast as my sister in law's P3.
-The screen is pretty damned good, and more or less the same size as my P2XL only in the footprint of a regular P2. No complaints with the resolution either, it's sharp. Plenty bright outside, none of the quirks I had with the P2XLs POLED display (black crush, blue shift, ho-hum brightness).
-This phone is in a screen/size form factor sweet spot IMHO.
-I don't understand the negative comments on the haptics, they seem absolutely fine and a bit better than my earlier Nexus/Pixel phones. Not iPhone great, but just fine.
-The speakers are plenty adequate. Maybe a little louder than my P2XL but with little perceptible stereo separation. I use bluetooth most of the time, but you might be mildly disappointed if you watch a lot of movies and videos usi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Noticed quite a lot of buzz on Adaptive Battery, so wanted to share my observations here on how it works:
Many remarks that people are commenting although adaptive battery says it will be fully charged by, for example, 7.15am, they would wake up at 3am and find that their batter full charged. I can state that this is true on my Pixel 4a.
Adaptive Charging only works as per conditions specified by Google: When you charge your phone after 9 PM, with an active alarm set for 5–10 AM, your phone uses Adaptive charging
Adaptive Charging charges at full speed until 80%. However it does not stop charging. It continues charging at a rate of ~0.5-1W. This explains observation (1) above. It means that your battery will still hit 100% before the specified time on the lock screen. However, this will still contribute to way less thermal stress on the battery by keeping it cool. It addresses the largest reason why battery capacity drops over the period of use (see table 3) . Keep in mind, the figures in Table 3 are from keeping the battery at that level for 1 full year. If you are using your phone daily, that won't be the case. Nonetheless, the largest contributor to battery health degradation apart from Depth of Discharge, is temperature.
all being said, it would be nice for Google to explain the above to us. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
EDIT: 5) your Device Health Services app have to be updated to the latest. If there it isn't an option under "Battery > Adaptive Battery" to toggle Adaptive Charging, you need to update your app.
So these are purely my thoughts, from 2 nights of testing. What are yours?
I am not a regular reddit user but started perusing this board to find information about the Artsakh war. I am a Chinese American but have traveled widely. I just wanted to share some of my insights here if possible. My worldview will be pretty unique and some may find it controversial but I hope this will be a worthwhile read. Here are my main observations.
Compared to Israel, where Jews have organized and used their wealth and influence to make sure that their mother country is well situated, well armed and protected, much by the largesse of global superpowers, Armenia has curiously little support from its powerful diaspora.
I grew up with a number of Armenian friends and I have known Armenians to be among the smartest and savviest people you could come across. Armenians overseas are immensely successful and wealthy. Yet, Armenia has been left to fend for itself and has not experienced significant support from its diaspora. I would think that because of the shared trauma of the Armenian genocide, a cause of which overseas Armenians are especially vocal about, that there would be a similarly powerful movement to invest in and support their homeland Armenia, which literally exists like a lamb in a sea of wolves. Yet living and breathing Armenia has largely been neglected and is largely a poor, impoverished country with little influence, meanwhile the Armenian diaspora has invested far more effort and passion (at least to an outsider looking in) into the recognition of the Armenian genocide rather than lobbying the powerful nations they reside in into helping and protecting Armenia.
2. Many Armenians seem to believe the propaganda about the "Uyghur genocide"
I don't get this one because Uyghurs are literally on the same side as the Turks and Azeris. They are all Turks. I've been to that region and all the Uyghurs talk about wanting to visit Turkey and that Turkey is their "mother country", ironic because the Turks actually originated in Siberia and stole Anatolia from the Armenians, Kurds and Greeks.
This is not an easy topic to talk about as a Chinese American because in the past few years, Western media has been inundated with virulent anti-China propaganda, much of which is being used as a cudgel to slow China's rise to superpower status. As someone who has traveled widely in China and witnessed how that vast country has t... keep reading on reddit ➡
We knew that Taravangian was a genocidal maniac . . . . But none of us expected him to eliminate an entire Rayse
Adolin literally saved Notum from becoming the next Ishar dissection experiment.
When Dalinar visits Ishar’s tent in Tukar we see the bodies of spren manifested in the physical realm.
We see Tukari in Shadesmar during Adolin’s mission.
We see Adolin kill the Tukari for attacking Notum.
Conclusion: The Tukari were hunting spren for Ishar’s experiment and Notum was their next target.