Which of these parameters should i tick to download so I can get average precipitation value that i can use for my model? I do not understand those variables or definitions.
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TIL Antarctica is considered the largest desert in the world since the definition of a desert is simply a dry, barren region that recieves little to no precipitation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desโ€ฆ
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(Daily Definition) Rain: precipitation if the drops of water are more than 0.02" in diameter, and is steady over a period of time.

If the drops are smaller than 0.02" it's a "drizzle" and if it isn't start it's "showers".

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Definition of snow: a precipitation in the form of small white crystals formed directly from the water vapor of the air at a temperature of less than 32ยฐF (0ยฐC).

inb4 cocaine falling from the ski

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Found this while out on some paleobiology field research, definitely my favorite find so far. A geode that precipitated inside of a brachiopod.
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(Daily Definition) Precipitate: to bring about especially abruptly
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Quick update from Hank - FTD Cycle

********** Not a financial advisor. Not financial advice**********

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Apety apety apes. What's the difference between GME and my wife? GME doesn't fuck the mailman. Though my wife is a legal midget, GME is still wayyyyyyyyyyy more shorted than she is. Alright, enough about me. As always, remember to see my previous posts about the FTD cycle theory or you will be more confused than I am when my wife ISNT cheating on me. Also, I hope you apes like my new avatar. Like everything else I do, my goal was to make it as abusrd and strange as possible.

So today's post is just gonna be a quick update on what's happening with GME and the FTD Cycle and obviously a meme drop. My plan is to give big updates when something major happens or when I do new research and then smaller updates like these whenever I see necessary of when I get bored.

Today

Overall, today was a pretty good day. We were up slightly on lower volume but not as low as it has been in recent weeks. We almost hit $200 in the post-market yesterday and I would've liked to see us hit that again today but you cant have everything. Let's take positive days when they're given to us. Here's a day view of the FTD cycle theory.

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Just want to reemphasize a point that someone made yesterday. When I used a log scale and noted that the FTD Cycle period was increasing linearly, I failed to realize that a linear increase on a logarithmic scale is exponential on a regular scale. This makes complete and total sense because less than a year ago when this started we were trading below $30 and never got near $50 until early January, so the idea that the pattern is exponential seems to make sense. This means that as time goes on, the price should increase rapidly until it's too late. Again, I don't believe that anyone will see it coming when we finally moon, so don't try to predict that. Yes, it's possible to guess when we will see increases, but I don't think it's possible nor beneficial to try to predict when we moon. Finally, I just want to reemphasize the idea that the point of this theory is that it gets more expensive for shorts to continue this game every cycle and that pain seems to be increasing exponentially.

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r/anime Argument about whether an anime character was an idiot and lost a political power-grab or was clever and achieved his goals turns into month and half long, 85,000+ word, 250+ reply meandering feud [Ongoing]

Spoiler warning for Log Horizon Season 3

Two redditors have a disagreement about one character's success/failure which spins out of control into an extremely long argument with topics ranging from characterization, subtext, medieval politics, coup d'รฉtats, royal titles, elections, territorial claims, cartography, and video game design.

I don't even know if this fits SRD but I needed to share since it felt like jumping into a puddle that turned out to be an bottomless pothole after reading it all.

 

Start of reply chain (Warning, very long read)

 

Background: This Winter, a third season of an anime adaption of "Log Horizon" aired. Log Horizon is an MMORPG isekai web/light novel series which has a pretty heavy focus on world-building and politics. The first five episodes of the new season adapted a political storyline wherein a guild leader attempts a soft coup on the main city's governance.

Barebones relevant story overview for nerds: >!Everyone playing an MMORPG called Elder Tale at one point of time was isekaied into their characters with no way back. Elder Tale's setting was a half-scale post-apocalyptic Earth. Adventurers are players, Landers are NPCs. Adventurers were part of guilds just like you would see in any other MMO. Eins is the guildmaster of "Honesty" and the main antagonist in this story. Eins represented his guild in a alliance of guilds (Round Table) in the city of Akiba. This is the main city of the story. The problem for Eins is that his guild policy is to literally accept anyone in, and try to support them. This results in the guild being full of casuals or people who regret being isekaied, who don't bother levelling up or contributing (nicknamed leechers). This leads Eins to implore some of the guilds in the Round Table to help leechers integrate into the new society of Adventurers/Landers. This doesn't go well as the other guilds put their interests first, and the Round Table can't compel any guild to help.!<

>ref Map of Yamato Somehow, Eins comes into contact with Touri Saiguu, a aristocrat from Westelande who was apparently able to grant him the title Duke of Akiba. They conspired to create a new government for Akiba and he left the Round Table. Because of this and some other factors, the Round Table was on the verge o

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Fent freefall from 35,000 feet

So I had been spending an absurd amount on fent daily for about a year straight. I had the best guy I had ever had in over 10 years of use, and he never missed a beat, but that's beside the point really. Anyway, we received a call that my wife's mom had taken a turn for the worse after battling a terrible blood cancer for years and it became clear we would have to visit her ASAP.

I was super hesitant for obvious reasons, but of course family took precedence over anything so we booked the soonest flight and were on our way within the week. I planned things out...and came up with the incredible and stupid idea to fill my vape with a nicotine and fentanyl mix to cross the border with - it worked great by the way. I figured I would have enough to kind of float my way down through the withdrawals and it wouldn't be anything too bad...i mean hey...i had been going strong for more than a year and had almost forgotten how horrific things could be...boy was I in for a treat.

I was out of vape by the time we arrived - a problem further compounded by my wife receiving a call as soon as we landed that her mom had passed away mere hours beforehand. Starting to get really sick and after openly weeping in the airport for half an hour or more over the shock of the death, we caught a taxi and made our way to the house to see her body.

We arrived, and immediately I found myself in a room with my wife, her dead mom, and about 6 boxes of unopened dilaudid pills. Can you honestly say what you would do in this situation?

Was it the worst thing I've ever done? I wish, but no - the real junkies here will understand that if you are as sick as a dog and the means to get well are thrust in front of you...regardless of the circumstances...well...I am just being honest with you all in a way that I can't with nearly anyone else...judge me if you want. Besides, the original owner sure as fuck wasn't going to be using them and had finally achieved some peace after years of suffering. So yeah I discreetly grabbed a box and immediately went to the bathroom to rail two pills... I experienced some psychosomatic relief, but not much, as my tolerance was sky high and the dilaudid (something that would have gotten me high as fuck years earlier) did nearly nothing.

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Semiotics: How You're Already Using It, And How You Can Use It Even More

In this post, I will teach you about how you're already using semiotics in your game, and highlight how you can use it in a couple different ways as a shorthand to give your world more life. To start with, some definitions: Semiotics is a branch of epistemology (a branch of philosophy that is concerned with knowledge) that deals with communication through signs (which is anything that communicates a meaning that is not the sign itself).

The short version of semiotics is that you have three types of signs;

  • Icons, which are direct representations of a thing- photographs (or paintings, in DnD's fantasy pastiche)
  • Indexes, which have a logical connection with the thing- smoke indexes fire, limps index injuries, and a perfectly cleaned skull in a dungeon indexes something that's very good at picking off all of the meat (and also has the capacity to acquire aforementioned skullโ€ฆ)
  • Symbols, which are totally abstracted from the thing that they represent- these must be culturally learned. Examples include the radioactive symbol signifying radioactivity and danger, hearts representing love, and the letters that you are reading right now representing the words that they form- there is no intrinsic property that makes "t" a "t". We just allโ€ฆ agreed that it did.

Importantly, you can chain signs together; a smoke alarm beeping indexes smoke, which indexes fire, which indexes danger. They can also mean multiple things; a single gold coin underneath a dead person's tongue might symbolise a ritual passage to death, but the presence of it also indexes somebody that cared enough to put it there being alive after the death of the person. And, they can mean different things to different people; beggars missing a finger might index (incorrectly) a disproportionately high rate of frostbite to the naรฏve Dwarven cleric, but the rogue will recognise it symbolising the beggars being thieves, indexing the area as a dangerous place to leave your purse out on display. Later in the campaign, when they discover a cult that marks its members by removing a finger, it may take on a chilling potential third meaning.

How you're already using it

Semiology is, frankly, one of those meta-studies that is inescapable. It is especially prevalent in the trope-filled world of Dungeons and Dragons, no matter your setting; if you look at your campaign notes, I'm confident that you'll discover a litany of examples.

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Debunking every anti-open border argument ever

I know that this sub and r/Economics have an entire wiki/FAQ regarding this topic, but I want to focus on other anti-open border arguments conservatives (and alt-rightists) love to churn out. Firstly, I need to clarify that open borders means. According to the Wikipedia definition,

>An open border is a border that enables free movement of people between different jurisdictions with limited or no restrictions on movement, that is to say lacking substantive border control. A border may be an open border due to a lack of legal controls or intentional legislation allowing free movement of people across the border (de jure), or a border may be an open border due to lack of adequate enforcement or adequate supervision of the border (de facto).

So this is what I am advocating for in this FAQ. If you want to change my mind, please don't strawman my thesis. My main concerns with those two FAQs is that they primarily focus on the economics of open borders, and not other arguments conservatives use against open borders (such as crime, welfare whores, culture, etc.). So let's jump into it!

Part 1: The Economic Argument

Although r/Economics and this sub have already gone over how immigration is an overall benefit to the economy, I think I need to go over this again to the conservatives at the back. The most common argument they use is "They're gonna take our jobs!!!!1!11!" This is the lump of labour fallacy. They assume that the demand in the labour market stays the same when immigrants come into the country (increasing supply), and that decreases wages. This is the graph they like to show.

However, both the demand curve and supply curve shift to the right (shown here). So which model is correct? The traditional model, or the slightly more complicated model?

Let's use a notable historical example. This would be the Mariel Boatlift in which gusanos refugees came to the US and increased the labour supply by 7%. Despite the increase in labour supply, a study showed that there was minimal impact on wages and employment. This proved that the demand curve caught up with the supply curve

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Jaime French promoting pseudoscientific "gallbladder cleanse"

I'm not excessively familiar with Jaime French (I mainly know her from the tiny face situation) so I don't know if she's big into pseudosciencey stuff, but her recent video popped into my feed and it's... something.

Basically she describes a history of chronic problems relating to prior surgeries she had for acute appendicitis and thyroid cancer, and reasons that because of these she wants to avoid surgery for her biliary colic. Very reasonable, and I agree that trying lifestyle and medical options are always a good first step before surgery, aside from certain situations (like her prior emergent/urgent operations).

She takes excessive steps to preface the video by claiming that she is not anti-science, anti-medicine, etc. (kind of tacitly acknowledging that what she is presenting to us is) and goes on to promote this gallbladder cleanse by some guy with a $70 book on the topic. She basically drinks apple juice, a ton of olive oil, and epsom salts and proceeds to have diarrhea for days (in addition to getting some painful sounding colonics). Eventually she passes what she claims are gallstones (several hundred of them) and states that her symptoms have improved 95%, but that she still has pain after eating fatty foods (the definition of biliary colic).

Now, I'm glad that she feels that her symptoms have improved. That's great. But drinking olive oil and epsom salts does not remove stones from your gallbladder. It just doesn't, I'm sorry. The stones that are formed from this cleanse are gelatinous balls that precipitate from what you ingest. It is physically impossible to have several hundreds of sizeable gallstones in your gallbladder and liver. If you did, you would be in fulminant liver failure in the ICU, and probably dead.

I really don't have much else to say, but am just disappointed that people are out here promoting this stuff to platforms of hundreds of thousands of impressionable viewers. I know I can't really expect much, but just wanted to put this out there for anyone who watched her video and thought that there may be something to it. Drinking cups and cups of olive oil is not good for you, epsom salts are a laxative with the risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, and colonics have very real risks such as bowel perforation. I always hear people say "what's the harm in trying this 'natural' remedy?" But seriously. It's not black and white.

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[He Zong Lian Heng] Chinese Wild Meta Report #19

Hi everyone, I've translated a Chinese Wild report by He Zong Lian Heng (ๅˆ็บต่ฟžๆจช), first published 7 April 2021. It's titled "Two Horses Drinking From a Spring".

The deck named "Aggro Paladin" in the last HZLH meta report is the predecessor of what is referred to as "Tax Paladin" here.

####Decklists ####Original source

###Meta overview

Forged in the Barrens has come online. Under the influence of emerging new cards and decks, the meta of Darkglare Warlock being unrivaled has finally been smashed. This should be news for universal celebration, but Wild has welcomed a meta even more disgusting than that dominated by Darkglare Warlock. After the new expansion came into being, the meta experienced violent turmoil multiple times, until Flamewaker Mage finally engulfed the ladder. The bad times have come.

Darkglare Warlock's dominant position has vanished. Its biggest issue is not that it was not buffed, rather, it received not small buffsโ€”Tamsin Roame allowing the deck to strengthen its explosiveness in early turns, far surpassing Enhance-o-Mechano in stability and strength. But the deck's dominant position has been assaulted, the key being the popularity of other, even more ridiculous decks.

At the start of the new expansion, players were all in the exploration stage, but quickly, the meta was tentatively defined. Tax Paladin seemingly became the answer to the expansion, its small advantage over Darkglare Warlock establishing the basis for its high popularity. Tax Paladin had already begun to spread in the last expansion, and now that it was buffed further, it finally became very popular. Any popular deck must face targetingโ€”Tax Paladin is precisely a deck with clear weaknesses. Players easily know how to restrict Tax Paladin. Control-type Priests and Warlocks have the ability to overwhelm Tax Paladin, especially Big Priest and Cube Warlock, so much that they don't even fear Paladin running Bad Luck Albatross. Aggro decks with strong hero powersโ€”Odd Paladin and Odd Rogueโ€”don't fear Tax Paladin either, as it no longer runs Mindbreaker. Tax Paladin cannot even deal with snowball-aggro, such as Murloc Shaman or Aggro Druid. Multiple factors stacked together caused this deck, which was once the rage, to drop precipitously. Individual card choices like Shadow Word: Horror and running two copies of Spirit Bomb accelerate Tax Paladin's downward slide. Of course, this process of e

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning March 15th, 2021

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

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning March 15th, 2021.

The Fed could be a catalyst for bonds, and that could drive growth stocks in week ahead - (Source)


> Bonds could be volatile in the week ahead. If yields go higher, that could make it difficult for big tech and other growth stocks to gain traction.


> Rising bond yields have been challenging growth stocks. Names like Apple, Tesla, and Amazon have been lagging as investors move to cyclical groups that do well in an economic recovery. Even so, the S&P 500 and the Dow both closed at record highs Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite was lower.


> The Nasdaq, home to big tech, did gain 3% in the past week, but it is down 5.5% over the last month.


> The bond market in the coming week will likely take its cues from the Federal Reserve, which meets Tuesday and Wednesday.


> The central bank is expected to give a nod to much better growth. Bond pros are also watching to see whether Fed officials will tweak their interest rate outlook, which now does not include any rate hikes through 2023.


> # Fed ahead > โ€œThe markets have way too high expectations around what the Fed is going to do or say,โ€ said Gregory Peters, head of multi-sector and strategy at PGIM Fixed Income. โ€œI think the message is going to be consistent.โ€


> He said Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is likely to sound dovish and is unlikely to give any time frames on when the central bank will change its bond-buying program or other policy.


> Bond yields, which move opposite price, have been rising on an improving outlook for the economy.


> That trade also showed up in the stock market, with the Dow up 4% for the week to end Friday at a record 32,778. Consumer discretionary stocks, which include retail, were among the best performers, up 5.7%, boosted by optimism that individuals will spend their $1,400 stimulus checks.


> Yields were higher Friday after President Joe Biden said all adults would be eligible for a vaccine by May 1. The 10-year Treasury yield touched a high of 1.642% โ€” its highest level in more than a

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"Precipitate" - the definition entails something rushed or hastened - but I've always thought of it from chemistry as the point something emerges out of solution...anyone know more words for the actual meaning I had been ascribing?

I was looking up the word precipitate specifically because I was trying to find more language to describe that natural point of emergence out of solution or something being constituted or coming into being... (not for anything scientific, just for conceptual purposes re something I'm reflecting on...and I had been invoking the concept of precipitating out of solution as the matching concept...only when I looked it up, it turns out it entails something forceful and rushed....which is exactly NOT the meaning I was intending...

From etymonline:

precipitate (v.) Look up precipitate at Dictionary.com"to hurl or fling down," 1520s, a back formation from precipitation or else from Latin praecipitatus, past participle of praecipitare "to throw or dive headlong," from praeceps "steep, headlong, headfirst" (see precipice). Meaning "to cause to happen, hurry the beginning of" is recorded from 1620s. Chemical sense is from 1620s; meteorological sense first attested 1863. Related: Precipitated; precipitating.

So...wondering if anyone knows more words for what I really mean?

(Or CRAP is this the wrong place to post this? Originially I misread etymonline and I thought it said the "rushed" meaning and the chemical meaning were dated the same so I wanted to ask if anyone know more etymological info...

Thanks anyone/everyone!!

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[OC] Chronicles of the Siren War [Chapter 71]

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โ€œCommander? Commander! Penny, you have to help me, I donโ€™t know whatโ€™s wrong with him! Someone help!โ€ Arizona shrieked shortly after recovering from the disorienting experience of entering a mirror sea torn asunder by a multi kiloton explosion. Her vision had gone white and for a brief moment sheโ€™d felt as though she were floating, only for her hull to splash down on an ocean of black against a purple, swirling sky. It was full of jagged landmasses, ominous vortexes, red lightning storms, and other potential dangers, but examining the surroundings had taken a backseat in terms of priority the moment she saw Thorson twitching on the floor of her bridge. The manโ€™s eyes were open, bloodshot, fearful, and unfocused. One of his hands was scraping the metal deck so hard his nails broke and bled across her, while the other clutched at his chest just above his heart.

โ€œWhat the hell is going on, Arizona?โ€ Tennessee demanded, pacing her deck and feeling like a caged animal. Something about their location was off, like a thousand batteries were pointed at them somewhere just out of sight.

โ€œHeโ€™s dying!โ€ she shrieked in reply, though that hardly gave her anything to work off of. Oh a hunch she removed her cap.

โ€œI had a feeling youโ€™d be ok,โ€ Tennessee muttered, finding Ares the manjuu looking down at her with some concern in his eyes but certainly no life-threatening distress. โ€œGuess you never were from Earth after all. More like usโ€ฆ like us.โ€

More commotion broke over the radio. โ€œAkashi said no, nyaa! No means no, you damn bunnies!โ€

โ€œAnd does it still mean no if I save that shikikanโ€™s life?โ€ Soryuu demanded as the whole fleet listened, their nerves on a knifeโ€™s edge as the sound of arguments and the Commanderโ€™s distress assailed them. โ€œHiryuu, just hold her down so I can use the radio. Union flagship, if heโ€™s dying then he cannot exist in this place. It stands to reason he either becomes sufficiently like us to survive or he perishes.โ€

โ€œWisdom cubes, nyaa!โ€ Akashi suddenly shrieked, finally struggling out of Hiryuuโ€™s hold. The silver-haired rabbit then returned to her bed on her sisterโ€™s orders. โ€œDo we have any

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A controller's tips on making use of flight following

Built this as a comment, it got long enough to grow past the comment character limit, thought it might be useful information for new and not-so-new users of the flight following service in the USA.

Of course I do not speak on behalf of the FAA. Any opinions expressed here are my own and may or may not be those of the FAA.

###Flight following request at an airport

Make this request on the ground if you can, it makes a lot of things easier. Especially don't accept a local departure code off a Class C and wait until the controller tries to terminate you 20 miles out before you ask for flight following, that's a dick move.

We enter in different information in a different order when you request interfacility flight following versus intrafacility radar advisories, so it helps a lot if you make your request in this exact order:

  1. Ground, Skyhawk 172PT requesting flight following
  2. To ABC airport (use only the three-character FAA Location ID, not the four-letter ICAO airport code)
  3. Type C172 (probably not needed for super common aircraft; definitely needed for less-common aircraft or aircraft with the same "name" but different type codes like BE33/BE35/BE36 or RV7/RV7A/RV8/RV8A. Terminal controllers do not need your equipment type, the system assumes /A and that's good enough for government work)
  4. Requesting x,500 feet.

The controller will type all this into the system, which generates a flight plan and squawk code for you. They'll issue the frequency of the departure controller and the system-generated squawk, along with any other departure control instructions. You should probably read this back but don't expect a "readback correct" as for an IFR clearance.

###Flight following request when airborne

If you depart an uncontrolled airport, or if the tower isn't able to coordinate flight following before you depart, you can call the radar controller in your area. Look at the chart supplement or instrument approach plates for nearby airports to find the proper radar facility and frequency, or near Charlie/Bravo airspace look for the magenta/blue boxes on the sectional.

TRACON controllers use the same system as tower controllers and need the information in exactly the same way as listed above. Center controllers use a different system and might have slightly different requirements, for example they may need your equipment code, I'm not sure. But they also get to use a QWERTY keyboard instead of the ABC keyboard that terminal contro

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[Update] New version is published: Rivers and Lakes update (v 1.6)

This update is coming quite unexpectedly. About a month ago gitHub user CanisArtorus was able to resolve an issue with river system we had: rivers were ignoring lakes on generation, so lakes were completely out of river system. Now I was able to further improve the code and turn it into a solid system. I was also able to select lake type dynamically, so that whether the lake is salt, dry or of freshwater is decided based on river flux and evaporation.

Main changes:

  • River overview and River editor rework
  • River generation code refactored and optimized
  • Rivers discharge (flux) properly calculated
  • Lake editor rework
  • Lake type defined dynamically based on river system
  • Lake flux, inlets and outlet tracked properly
  • Lake evaporation calculated using simplified Penman formula: evaporation depends on surface, temperature and elevation
  • Lake outlet rendered with starting width depending on flux
  • Lakes now have names

1.6 Lake Editor, River Editor and River Overview screens

Lake type definition:

  • Freshwater: generic type, usually has 1 or few inlets and 1 outlet
  • Salt: evaporation > flux, no outlet
  • Dry: no inlets and generally zero or very log flux
  • Frozen: average temperature < 3ยฐC (as it was before, but now based on average surface temperature)
  • Lava: high elevation, low chance
  • Sinkhole: small lake without inlets and outlet, low chance

Here is a short video on how lake type selection works when precipitation is changed. A big more subtle effect is when temperature is changed, but it's not included in the video.

https://reddit.com/link/lw1etf/video/zywg258w9lk61/player

Small changes:

  • Regiments not moved after battle, tip message with battle results shown
  • New state creation takes 1 cell only
  • UI size not allowed to be bigger than user's screen

Fixes:

  • Anarchy states does not have form names for provinces
  • SVG load to Armoria get incorrect COA
  • Markers are removed on svg / png save
  • 1.5 update error on getShield
  • If map saved with population layer on, layer cannot be toggled off

As usual, please ask questions and report defects in this thread or on our Discord.

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Report: LSZ, 300 ฮผg sublingual, First day of spring

Age: 25

Weight: 130 lbs

Dosage: 300 ยตg sublingual

Setting: Around the city

*You can skip the chem talk if you want. The paragraph after that outlines the setting and intentions for the day, and per usual, a tl;dr explanation at the end.*

Preface:

LSZ at first glance seems like a really arbitrary way to modify the LSD molecule- a structure completely out of left field, where in place of the diethyl โ€œhornsโ€ of the LSD molecule, there is an azetidide group, a tense ring structure that is rarely seen in any bioactive molecules. Upon closer inspection however, it is clear that this azetidide is just formed by tying those diethyl horns into a square shape with a carbon bridge. The extra methyl groups that are left over help pull the ring apart a little to stabilize it. Itโ€™s a brilliant design! This makes a very LSD-like molecule suddenly have a constrained structure, susceptible to stereochemistry, whereas in LSD, the diethyl horns are free to rotate and move as they desire. Truly intuitive and brilliant design courtesy of the legendary David E Nichols. So this lends the obvious question- how does this compare to LSD?

The LSZ tabs were professionally made, one side of the paper bearing the molecular structure, the other with the substance name clearly labeled, dosed at 150 ยตg apiece. I opted to take two. It was the first warm day of the year, a 70-degree March day, so of course I had to be outside. I set out in the late afternoon, intending to spend most of the trip just walking around the city, watching the throngs of people enjoy this first respite from a bitter winter. I would weather the potential bodyload of the come up at home before setting out. I had no other plans or obligations for the day.

One last thing to note is that I received my first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 2 days before this experience. This first shot did give me some side effects, primarily fatigue. I found it extremely difficult to arouse and get out of bed, and at times felt exceptionally exhausted. Once I was fully awake and in motion though, I felt okay.

T0:00- Dose taken sublingually, as 2 tabs.

T0:20- First notes- feeling a bit stimulated and nauseous, something is making itself apparent. A restlessness in my bones. I am still just lying in my bed at this point.

T0:35- I decide itโ€™s time to disembark, I chew down and swallow the rest of the tabs and prepare my bag for a long walk. I put on a bit of makeup, save for sweeping bold winged eyeliner, put on clothes

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Chip shortage and impact on MT and other steel stocks?

First, like everyone else on this sub definitely want to extend some gratitude over to Vito and all the other folks in this community who've written such in-depth DD and for making this sub just a hella dope place. Got into investing/trading this past year like a ton of other people with too much time on their hands, and coming across this community has benefited me enormously in so many ways. #courtesy

Want to preface that I am still bullish on MT and steel overall, and would like to remain so for the near term. But I can't seem to find a way to easily suppress the disruption posed by the global semiconductor chip shortage on my dream for MT to continue its ascent. Each day more news seems to come out depicting the damage expected to several interrelated end-markets from home appliances, servers and heavy-equipment. Which brings me to my primary issue of concern:

Will the arguably pretty severe disruption to automobile production for 2021 caused by the chip shortage have a significant impact on steel equities, namely MT in the near term?

My initial thoughts aren't too bright, but based on the following. Also want to preface that the following is based on a ton of assumptions, and is surely coming from a highly limited perspective. Excuse my amateur retail background precipitated by the stay-at-home orders last year.

But, last week Ford said they are expecting to lose factory by 1.1 million vehicles. They sold 5.5 million in 2019 so that's roughly a 20% reduction in output.

Generalizing a 20% reduction in factory output across the board in terms of all auto manufacturers (yes huge assumption), Iโ€™d say thatโ€™s a pretty significant loss in revenue for steel companies given that the automobile industry is the next largest consumer of steel after construction.

So, I'm left wondering, will big money start changing their thoughts on steel?

The only thing keeping me from over-worrying about my steel positions are two things I've learned since opening my fidelity account last year.

  1. In the short term, fundamentals don't really drive equity price movement. It seems that it's really all about momentum, psychology, and liquidity. And Fed grammar. There's obviously a ton of exuberance now shifting to cyclicals and steel and I'm hoping this euphoria can quash any potential bad news for steel caused by the chip stuff.
  2. My
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Meanings and Inspirations : SUB-ZERO

THIS HAS BEEN THE LONGEST ONE SO FAR EVERYTHING HURTS

enjoy

MASKS

Seeker of Mythologies - This is presumably a reference to the spin off game โ€œMortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zeroโ€. It is a little weird, because that game followed the story of Bi-Han, not Kuai Liang.

Lin Kuei Grandmaster - This is an easy one, Kuai has taken the role of grandmaster since the mkx comics.

Cryomancerโ€™s Calling - According to Merriam Webster, calling in this context means โ€œa strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influenceโ€.

Mantle of Black Ice - Black ice is when ice forms on roads and is difficult to see. I believe this is a reference to Bi-Han. Kuai Liang took up his mantle of Sub-Zero, and Bi-Hanโ€™s color scheme switched to black when he became Noob Saibot.

Brotherโ€™s Keeper - This ones more interesting than I thought it would be. Brotherโ€™s Keeper was a documentary made back in the 1990โ€™s about the murder of William Ward, who was suspected to have been murdered by his brother, Delbert. Brotherโ€™s Keeper is also a quote from the bible, where Cain talks back to god about Ableโ€™s absence.

King of Ice Masks - Well, ice masks are apparently some sort of skin care thing, but I doubt thereโ€™s much of a relation and this is just something they made up.

Cold Skull of Bi-Han - Well, thatโ€™s a tad morbid. Interesting to note that this is Subs mk9 mask, not Bi-Hans.

Grandmasterโ€™s Hoarfrost - According to Britannica, Hoarfrost is a deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air, such as grass blades, tree branches, or leaves. It is formed by direct condensation of water vapour to ice at temperatures below freezing and occurs when air is brought to its frost point by cooling.

Tongbeiquan Master - Tongbeiquan is a martial art style most popular in northern China. Itโ€™s most known for engaging the opponent from the maximum amount of distance, so basically real life zoning.

Dong Dashen Assassin - Well, I used google translate (bad idea, i know) and Dong Dashen seems to translate to East Great God. I have no idea if i just fucked it up or something, but thatโ€™s what was there.

Frozen Tengu - The Tengu is a creature in japanese mythology, they take on both avian and human like features. (The tengu is also the name of a rival clan to the Lin-Kuei in mk armageddon, thanks u/Tomoka0013!)

De of the Hailbringer - Well, I tried to look up what De meant but I cant find anything that makes sense. Most langua

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[Baseball Cards] The Project 2020 Saga, or Why You Never Want To Be The Last To The Bubble

Today I want to bring you a story of a spectacular rise, a precipitous fall, and lessons... maybe learned?

A Brief History of Baseball Cards

Earliest Days

Sports trading cards have been a staple of American sports fandom for more than a century at this point. The first "baseball cards" were sold in the 1860s, but the forerunners of what we recognize today began in 1886 as advertisements/packaging for cigarette companies. From 1886 to World War 2, the only way to collect these was to purchase cigarettes, leading to the common sight of children waiting outside drug stores to pester adults for their cards, or buying cigarettes themselves just to collect the cards. As you can imagine some folks weren't particularly thrilled by this, leading to some players asking not to be featured in these sets.

The most famous example of this was Honus Wagner; to this day it's not clear if it was definitely an objection to cigarettes or him taking issue with his compensation, but he demanded that the American Tobacco company remove him from their cards. This happened just after the cards were released, so only a small number (<200) were ever released to the public. Wagner's stature as a baseball god, and the extreme rarity of this particular card, lead to the 1909 T206 Wagner becoming the original "holy grail" for card collectors, with the a maximum sale price to date of $3.12 MILLION. While this has recently been surpassed by two other cards, the T206 Wagner will forever hold a place in baseball card lore.

The Rise of the Topps Behemoth

World War 2 and its attendant supply rationing spelled the end of cigarette cards, but not the end of the industry. Taking a note from the tobacco companies, in 1950 the Topps Chewing Gum company began including trading cards of various pop culture phenomenons in their retail packaging, and in 1951 they released their first set of baseball cards. The marketing gimmick was a success, and Topps began producing a new set every year, with new designs and a fresh checklist of major leaguers.

These early sets have become incredibly valuable, especially those players who would go on to be baseball legends. The 1952 Mickey Mantle "Rookie" card (technically he had a card in 1951 Bowman, but '52 was his first Topps release) is the giant of the "vintage" card world, with a pristine copy recently shattering the all time record at [$5.2M](https://www.beckett.com/news/1952-top

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An Embarrassment of Hot Takes about Abigail Thornโ€™s video Identity; or, What Happens When White Creators Use Content From Nonwhite Poets?

>Bengal Tiger
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>I was brought along to the revolution, I suspect,
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>Not as a sidekick, but as a fashion statement.
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>I was nothing what I said. I was seen.
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>Which said, to me: a voice is just another noise.
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>Speak nothing. And what an Asian statement I made!
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>Not a precious China doll.
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>But a sexy jungle boy.

I have a hot take to deliver. Abigailโ€™s coming-out video provides a window into the complex relationship between white consumption of nonwhite narratives. And on a loosely connected note, the real answer to Breadtubeโ€™s currently ongoing biannual reckoning of โ€œwhy do we only have the white peopleโ€ should not be โ€œWELL I GUESS WEโ€™LL NEVER KNOWโ€™, but โ€œyโ€™all have eyes and ears, donโ€™t you?โ€

Okay, now that weโ€™ve gotten the take to the proper boil, letโ€™s throw some rice on in and take this puppy down to a mild simmer. Abigailโ€™s coming-out video was excellent. It was moving, impassioned, creatively staged, and highly informative. As a video, it represented Breadtube at its absolute best, much in the same way as how Abigail represents the best of Breadtube creators. My reaction was complex, but that speaks more to the broader situation of Breadtube and my own personal identity. By all accounts, Abigailโ€™s video accomplished everything it set out to do with flying colors, doing so with all the articulateness and empathy for which she is known.

But I am desi. We do not make rice by tossing in the grains and letting them be. Oh no, ask any Bengali auntie. The dish has to be stirred, or else it just doesnโ€™t turn out quite right. Come here, Babu, hold the spoon, stir for me. Why do I have a strong man in the house if he will not use his muscles?

So letโ€™s stir. And in doing so, letโ€™s use Abigailโ€™s video as a jumping-off point to explore the broader interaction between creator and audience in Breadtube specifically, and why that relationship tends to be enjoyed more by white people. Iโ€™d like to share my personal reaction to her video with you. I hope you will come out of this with a more nuanced sense of things, one which encompasses not just Abigailโ€™s full complexity as an individual, but also the inescapable potential for people to be complex in so many different ways.

I am complex. Well no Iโ€™m actually quite simple. I

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Unreached People Group of the Week - Algerians of Algeria

Sorry this is so late today, I got caught up with work and wedding planning this morning

Welcome to another UPG of the Week post! In the midst of Ramadan, we are doing Muslim people groups so that we can continue to pray for them in their continued service to a false god. This week meet the Algerians of Algeria!

Region: Algeria

https://preview.redd.it/t0mo7hcvbjv61.png?width=425&format=png&auto=webp&s=562508e9746b6a7560e8c3543d136be4d0ddbb67

Stratus Index Ranking (Urgency): 24

Climate: In this region, midday desert temperatures can be hot year round. After sunset, however, the clear, dry air permits rapid loss of heat, and the nights are cool to chilly. Enormous daily ranges in temperature are recorded.

Rainfall is fairly plentiful along the coastal part of the Tell Atlas, ranging from 400 to 670ย mm (15.7 to 26.4ย in) annually, the amount of precipitation increasing from west to east. Precipitation is heaviest in the northern part of eastern Algeria, where it reaches as much as 1,000ย mm (39.4ย in) in some years.

Farther inland, the rainfall is less plentiful. Algeria also has ergs, or sand dunes, between mountains. Among these, in the summer time when winds are heavy and gusty, temperatures can go up to 43.3ย ยฐC (110ย ยฐF).

Terrain: Since the 2011 breakup of Sudan, and the creation of South Sudan, Algeria has been the largest country in Africa, and the Mediterranean Basin. Its southern part includes a significant portion of the Sahara. To the north, the Tell Atlas form with the Saharan Atlas, further south, two parallel sets of reliefs in approaching eastbound, and between which are inserted vast plains and highlands. Both Atlas tend to merge in eastern Algeria. The vast mountain ranges of Aures and Nememcha occupy the entire northeastern Algeria and are delineated by the Tunisian border. The highest point is Mount Tahat (3,003 metres or 9,852 feet).

Algeria lies mostly between latitudes 19ยฐ and 37ยฐN (a small area is north of 37ยฐN and south of 19ยฐN), and longitudes 9ยฐW and 12ยฐE. Most of the coastal area is hilly, sometimes even mountainous, and there are a few natural harbours. The area from the coast to the Tell Atlas is fertile. South of the Tell Atlas is a steppe landscape ending with the Saharan Atlas; farther south, there is the Sahara desert.

The Hoggar Mountains, also known as the Hoggar, are a highland region in central Sahara, southern Algeria. They are located about 1,500ย km (932ย mi) south of the capital, Alg

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Significant Improvement!

Brief description of my journey: 49 y/o male who had an elevated PSA last year along with kidney stones and UTI's. Burning and Tingling (penis and anus), perineum pain (feels like a deep deep bruise) precipitated Antibiotics and Urology and more Antibiotics and Dermatology (Fungal infection from all the antibiotics) and Neurology. All of this over the course of the last year. Finally a friend of mine (none of my providers by the way....A FRIEND) suggested this might be Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. This about 2 weeks ago.

So I went to see a PT and an acupuncturist. I have been doing twice daily pelvic floor exercises, nightly diaphragmatic breathing, and taking the lyrica my neuro gave me. I can't definitively say any one thing is more helpful than anything else but I CAN say that I am feeling infinitely better. There is hope! Don't give up! The THING that is going to help you is right around the corner.....I promise it is! My journey has lasted a year and I'm not done but I feel hopeful. I know many of you have been struggling for much longer. You are heros. Please don't give up.

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Pass the bong and gather round, bros! We're gonna like....um....what were we doing again? Oh yeah, we're gonna talk about those Chronic stocks and how you Ganja Gorillas can avoid becoming Game Gibbons

EDIT: This thesis is outdated. I wouldn't use this DD anymore.

Hay hay, Ay, listen up, B, lemme holler at you a minute. I notice you been eyeing that portfolio real luscious like, almost like you found a couple extra bananas under your tree, am I right?

Cool, cool. So whatchu holdin', homey? Tillllllray? Aw yiss. Aphria? Yeah, she fine as hell. CGC? Oh lawd, dat ass is bangin'. ACB? Aw man, you like the classics, that's dope. OGI? Into the up and comers, respect young blood. SNDL?

SNDL? For real? Dude....

Hi all, NrdRage here. You might remember me from such hits as "pegging $GME dead right multiple times during its bubble, making everybody rich on $RIOT, exposing the $PLUG infinite money glitch, accidentally helping start the $BB craze, never getting an $AMD weekly call right and being in an abusive relationship with the VIX" or maybe "The SEC and you: How you can just say no to having them shove a Mister Fister up your ass". Alright, apes, it's been a great few days being able to throw a dart at a wall of weed stocks and no matter where it sticks, you make money. It's been a great run. But if you're going to expand the acreage of your jungle and the amount of lady gorillas you earn the right to mate with, you gotta start thinking a bit. And that means - hear me out - thinking of how the hell you plan on getting out of SNDL alive. And yes, I realize I'm saying this right after it spiked almost a hundo percent in the last 24 hours. Look, I was playing it, too. I grabbed some 2/19 3c's and a shit ton of 1/22 1.5c's on Tuesday. I also got out of both of those today, though not as high up as I could have. If you check my history, you'll see I even said I was goingt to eye a re-entry. Then the market took a giant dump and gave me that entry, but I passed on it because I had done some research by that point. Whatever, profit's profit.

Here's the TL:DR: It's basically a penny stock that's gotten pumped to hell. But the smart ape realizes when something has gone too mainstream and gets out of the way before the bulldozers wipe out his trees.

Hey, I love shoving a share price around a bit as much as the next guy, I ain't gonna talk shit about that. But it seems like nobody has an exit strategy for this, and I'm starting to see a lot of really stupid shit about Holding to 42.69 and all the other ridiculous bullshit from people who clearly don't even know what they fuck they've invested in that the GME Gibbons fell

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JoJo's Bizarre OC Tournament #5: Round 4 Match 4 Casey Williams and Aaron Kirk VS Cabernet โ€œCabโ€ Sauvignon and Inch Nine

The results are in for Match 2.

As the closely timed performances of the party guests drew to closes, Wrenn Aflight had earned positive attention from all but the โ€˜Extinction Partyโ€™ posse Agnes had turned against him, the way he made certain to harmonize his own performance with the diss track against him and Metraโ€™s own music alike. In spite of everything, the crowd was in all-around high spirits.

โ€œHeheh, great to be out here tonight!โ€ Wrenn declared into his microphone, none of Agnesโ€™ insults, nor even the fact that heโ€™d straight-up torn his skirt off in the midst of the performance to embarrass him, registering on his face. The best revenge was a cold shoulder, so, performatively, he shivered before creating more sweater fabric for himself. โ€œChilly out here or something~?โ€

In his peripheral vision, he saw Purple Trigger, the young woman who had been the first inductee to Agnesโ€™ mob of sorts, ran over to him as he descended back towards the stage, starting in an admiring, dreamlike tone, saying, โ€œwow, Agnes, you really made it wild here..! Youโ€™re not so bad, yโ€™know?โ€

โ€œHehhโ€ฆ Of courseโ€ฆโ€ Looking her in the eye, Agnes cracked a grin which made her freeze. โ€œYeahโ€ฆ Iโ€™m making it a night to remember.โ€

Oh no.

It was a quick draw. Pork Soda rushed forward to grab the girl, and Tokyo Ghetto, with barely-contained ferocity, matching its movement speed, rushed to try and intercept. Still, though, taken off-guard like this, Wrenn knew he wouldnโ€™t get there fast enough, the pig-Stand raising its fanged mouth and attempting to pull the girlโ€™s head in.

It was time to improvise.

Igniting his blowtorch in TGโ€™s hand, the Stand quickly expelled a concentrated dust cloud, heated dust blasting the face of Pork Soda and making it, and its user, momentarily lurch in pain, cursing, โ€œfuck!โ€ as the weaker Stand forced its body between Porky and the dropped girl. Attempting to claw at its mouth with its fullest might, the ferocious Stand made the edges of Agnesโ€™ mouth bleed as he covered it with his hand, the Stand itself meanwhile moving to try and wrench TG closer and take a massive fanged bite out of its neck.

Instead, Wrenn made it let go and return to him.

โ€œIโ€ฆ I was lifted in the air, Iโ€ฆโ€ Trigger clutched her chest. โ€œI donโ€™t understand, but I felt like I was going to die..!โ€

โ€œI-itโ€™s okay..!โ€ Wrenn exclaimed, approaching cautiously. โ€œAre you hurt? Are you-โ€

โ€œG-get away!โ€ She declared, angrily. โ€œI bet you had something to do with it..! Agnes even had a weird

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Meanings and Inspirations: Rain

MASKS

Outworld Rebel - A rebel is a person who defies the rules or norms of a group or society.

Prince of Isobar - According to climate.ncsu, โ€œIsobars are lines of constant or equal pressure on a weather map. They can be used to find areas of low or high pressure over a broad area (like the U.S.), and they can tell us how intense the system may be.โ€

Veteren of the Melian Campaign - Melos was a place that was sieged in 416 BC by Athens, due to Melians not paying tribute to them. Melian was also a greek word that related to music.

Holy Squall Mask - A squall is a sudden gust of wind or storm.

Savior of Vounena - From what I can tell, Vounena is a place in greece.

Commander of the Sixth Raxa - According to the names dictionary, Raxa is a female name of indian origin that means Protection.

The Artist - Likely a reference to Rain being named and based on Prince.

Kingly Protector - Canโ€™t find anything on this one, iโ€™m guessing this is based on him โ€œprotectingโ€ Mileena, and I suppose he's kingly?

Eyewall Mask - According to Oxford Languages, an eyewall is โ€œthe area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane or cyclone, associated with tall clouds, heavy rainfall, and high winds.โ€

Glorious Torrent - A torrent is a fast moving stream of water or another liquid. Thereโ€™s also an extinct species of frog known as the Mount Glorious torrent frog.

Scheming Prince - Rain is known for scheming against his superiors, like Mileena.

Regnant Protector - Regnant means ruling, or having the greatest amount of influence. So pretty much the same as the kingly protector earlier.

Dropsonde Royal - A dropsonde is a type of weather device that is dropped and is sent to the atmosphere to gather data.

Hero of the Divian War - Divian is a bit of a weird word. According to names.org, south africa says that divian means โ€œroyaltyโ€ and is dutch.

Heir of Argus - Argus is the protector of Edenia, like how Raiden is for Earthrealm. An heir is one who receives power or property from an ancestor.

Malakasian Regent - Okay I have no idea about this one. There was a guy named Charles malakasian who died, and itโ€™s also the name of an accounting company? A regent is โ€œa person appointed to administer a country because the monarch is a minor or is absent or incapacitated.โ€

Mists of Elatas - Elatas is a latin word that means head high, raised, and proudly erect. Mm

Hailstorm Mask - A storm of hail, which is pretty much tiny bits of ice falling down. Did he steal this from Sub-Zero?

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Now that the balance patch has released, I have gone through and re-ranked all of Cold War's weapons again, through the lense of the patch!

Some of you may have seen my previous post pre-patch ranking all of Cold War's guns from worst to best. I included justifications behind each ranking, compared similar weapons, and analysed the meta that had formed over the course of the game's lifecycle. It was meant to be a snapshot into what Cold War looked like before a major tuning pass, and I wanted to commemorate it.

Today, I have re-written 100% of it, reworked the tier lists, and justified all of the new placements with entirely new write-ups, as well as added speculation for the meta that will follow! I was considering not making this post in the first place, as not much has moved, but I feel passionate about COD and Cold War, and love analyzing these kinds of things.

With this in mind, I'm going to include a TL;DR at the bottom of the post just showing the barebones movement of each weapon that I opt to change around, and I'm going to bold weapons that have been moved so you can just beeline to those.

A good amount of this list remains the same, but what does move will be included, alongside justifications of each weapon ranking with the new patch fresh in my mind. Keep in mind as well, a lot of weapons have been moved since my last post, but aren't bolded - this is because a lot of them are only moved because of other weapons being meaningfully switched around. This doesn't mean that they are better or worse, just that things around them have changed.

With that aside, here we go -


This tier is for weapons that are worthless. These weapons are generally here because they either are straight downgrades to most or all of their respective categories, or are so bad on their own that they are never viable - sometimes both. There is no reason to ever pick these.

35. The RPG - This weapon continues to have 0 utility. It is a worse version of the Cigma in every way, despite some tuning to make it better. Functionally, the changes only make the airborne destruction camo challenge more reasonable. As before, this is a contender for the worst weapon ever featured in a COD game, fails to justify its existence, and is unironically better as a melee weapon.

34. The Combat Knife - Nothing has changed about this weapon, or how it works, so I don't really know what to comment here that I didn't in my last post - movement speed is too slow without a meaningful melee MS boost, the hit registration is atrocious, and the lack of lunge is problematic to say the least. This is the worst Comb

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[LORE/SPOILERS] On the motives of the Moon Presence and the Great Ones in general

Or, why the Moon Presence is actually a poor little misunderstood baby who literally did nothing wrong.

Seriously though.

This is an interpretation about the Moon Presence and the Great Ones I've had for a while, but I've never shared it because at the time I was kinda burned out on Bloodborne's stuff (having played the game and the DLC to death when they were released). Recently I've stumbled upon some new Bloodborne content and a lore recap on Youtube that was released just a month ago, so that inspired me to finally go ahead and write it down.


There's this relatively common theory in Bloodborne lore discussions about the motives of the Moon Presence and the idea that she is deliberately manipulating the hunters in order to kill other Great Ones. This is something that I've never agreed with for several reasons:

  • First of all, there's fundamentally nothing in or out of the game suggesting, either directly or just hinting at indirectly, that the Moon Presence wants to kill other Great Ones. The theory is based on the logic that since our character ends up fighting Great Ones during his/her quest, and since the Moon helps the Hunter through the Hunter's Dream and the Doll, then the Moon Presence must have planned everything all along, which doesn't sound like particularly solid logic to me.

  • Second, I don't see why the Moon Presence would want other Great Ones dead. There's nothing suggesting power plays among the Great Ones and with the most powerful ones being able to build their own Dreams/parallel dimensions it's hard to imagine them even just being territorial.

  • Third, I question whether killing Great Ones "for real" is even something possible at all, and I'm talking about Mergo here, who is the main target of the Moon's wrath according to the theory. I question that because Mergo is technically already dead (being the stillborn child of Queen Yharnam that lives on as a spirit in the "dream" dimension of the Great Ones) and I wonder whether a being like this is capable of "dying" at all. This, and the fact that the spirit of Queen Yharnam famously bows to us, as if to thank us, when we go back to her after the battle with the Wet Nurse (that ends with Mergo's crying stopping and the the "Nightmare Slain" thing popping up), tells me that the game isn't really implying child murder here but rather putting a spirit back to "sleep". I don't think Queen Yharnam would be particularly happy

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The Collapse of Honduras: The first Major Climate Refugees of the Decade

As many of you may have seen in recent news, there is a huge migration chain currently moving towards the US border from Central America.

As we can see from the following data from the US CBP, there are already 25% more migrations this year from the southern border compared to the last massive peak in 2019. Furthermore, some places are projecting a 20 year high incoming. Some may say it is because of Biden becoming President, and that may definitely be a part of it, but we can also note from the US CBP data the migrations started to pickup in December 2020, before the inauguration of Biden and under the Trump policies combined with the pandemic.

So what has happened around December that precipitated this massive migration of asylees? The combination of Hurricane Iota , Hurricane Eta, the coronavirus recession, and the flooding of major portions of Honduras may be the biggest push factor.

Some estimates have put the damage caused by the Hurricanes at 10%-25% the GDP of Honduras and affecting 50% of the country directly, and destroying 80% of the agricultural industry of the country [1][3].

Outside of the massive loss of life caused by the pandemic in Honduras, prior to the hurricanes (in October 2020), the World Bank projected a 7.1 % drop in GDP caused by the pandemic alone [2].

The combined fallout may have resulted in a 17% - 32% drop in GDP, perhaps indicating the worst disasters in 2020 to any country. These types of GDP drops are comparable to civil wars. The saddest part is none of these issues were caused by faults in Honduras. While it is true they could have prepared in theory, like a rich country may have, it is very hard for poorer countries to develop resilient institutions to hand crises. As we have seen in the west, through the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters (e.g., Texas Ice Storm of 2020 and Hurricane Katrina) , even developed countries fail to handle crises.

With such devastation (destroyed infrastructure, loss of agriculture, and loss of lives and employment), many Hondurans have lost what little hope in there country they had and are marching on a tumultuous journey to a more prosperous place.

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Red Naphta, Brown Crystals, Orange goo

Hey all!

I have two quick questions, and need your help.

Just did my first A/B extraction, my first pull done cold (no heat baths) yielded yellow - then opaque yellow - then red naphta layer, which I froze and precipitated into a dull light brown crystal, yield was 4.8g from 420g MHRB

I redisolved these crystals in clean warm naphta, let impurities settle, poured off naphta in crystallisation dish and repeat this 3 times with the leftover impurities going from brown to red to an orange waxy goo.

My second and third pull, each done with fresh naphta, now with Heat Baths, yielded proper yellow milky naphta when poured off to freeze, atm still in freezer.

  1. Is this orange goo good for anything? Is this just the fats and other alkaloids that hitched a ride? If so can it be made into e-liquid?

  2. How come my crystals were so dirty? Is it to do with the cold pull, the plant fat being insoluble in cold alkaline solution and getting snatched by the naphta?

EDIT - dried the waxy red dmt and it turned into a reddish-light brown solid cake with clear crystals throughout, made eliquid and vaped - This thing is super strange!! Normal dose at 15-25mg produces minimal closed eye visuals but effect grows exponentially stronger anything above that, trip starts with an impending sense of doom and no visuals, but 1-2 minutes in, visuals become clear and intensify massively more and more to the point that user believes he will most definitely wont wake up/be knocked out, experience lasts the usual 5-10 min. Visuals are much more โ€œin your faceโ€ than the huge spaces yellow/white dmt usually provides, extremely multi-colourful and intensify in a wave-like pattern, blinking/flashing lights and objects very often occurring. -Combined this with yellow dmt, trip starts as normal (catapult to hyperspace) and just when things start to calm down, the extra โ€œend credits bonusโ€ kicks in with a totally different trip within the same trip experience...

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Cannabis and psychosis correlation - molecular mechanism and the limitations of research (a serious conversation cont. and AMAA from a Cannabis patient/scientist)

After reading this honest post last week, I've been fighting over whether or not to weigh in. My brain has always been my biggest secret and my main source of guilt and shame. As a scientist, I'm undermining my "perceived validity and academic worth" by being visible about an otherwise invisible disability, so it's a struggle, but here goes nothing.

I have experienced relatively brief, but recurrent breaks from reality and my main symptoms that are linked to psychosis are auditory and visual hallucinations. I have also experienced auditory hyperesthesia (sound sensitivity), tactile hyperesthesia (touch sensitivity), panic attacks and general anxiety, perseverative cognition (negative thought loops and/or obsessive compulsive behaviors), attention deficits, self-stimulatory/repetitive behavior, self-harmful behaviors, and suicidal ideations/behaviors. The only remaining diagnosis for me as of 2017 is severe general anxiety disorder, but that doesn't mean my brain has changed rather that I am better at coping, masking, and controlling my public-facing symptoms.

We must remember that there is no concrete biological test for schizophrenia spectrum, autism spectrum, and/or anxiety and mood disorders. In order to best treat patients, our health care system must categorize us, but this is based on outward-facing behaviors and meta-cognition of the patient (our ability to describe what is happening in our own mind). This is a large limitation and there is a huge metaphorical black box between molecular mechanism and behavior.

I've been prescribed pharmaceutical medications which do help some patients, but they were not a good fit for me. My first experience smoking weed was as a teenager and it was the first time I believed I could find a peaceful existence in this world. As an adult I began researching the molecular mechanism of drugs and decided to approach the possibility of a peaceful existence scientifically. Since 2010 I have been managing my symptoms with only medical Cannabis. In 2017 I completed my PhD in pharmaceutical sciences; my research focus was the molecular/structural biochemistry of the endocannabinoid system for the development of synthetic cannabinoids to treat opioid addiction. Since then I've shifted back to studying the phytocannabinoids so I can better understand Cannabis and how it can be implemented safely and with a reduction of r

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A dirt-cheap handmade magnesium supplement

That's a copy of my post from r/Drugs, I guess it may be interesting for you, so I post it here as well, thanks.

Magnesium is proven to be a very effective supplement for almost every class of psychoactive drugs. Additional intake of Mg++ has a wide range of positive effects, especially for those who abuse drugs, and especially psychostimulants.

If you sometimes indulge in different fun powders, or if you like to roll on E, trip on novel psychedelics, or even if you have good ol' drinking problem and want to make your mornings feel less horrible, then read it up, it's quite possible that you will find something of value!

Benefits are:

  • lower tolerance

  • less pronounced adverse effects, such as though loops, stereotypical movements, psychotic episodes

  • less severe withdrawal symptoms, milder "crash"

  • magnesium reduces urge to consume drugs, it has potential to lower levels of dependency, making relapses and compulsive drug use less likely

Here's a detailed study on the subject: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507260

Magnesium supplements are known to be quite pricey, and price/amount of Mg ratio is far from desired. When you buy it from pharmacy or online vendors you pay far more than you should. On Amazon you can buy Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium Citrate supplement for ~23$/16 ounces (450 g). What the fuck is this? This shit shouldn't cost that much! And I assure you that it doesn't, really.

Firstly, I want to make some rough calculations, take a look. You can scroll down to the actual recipe if you're not interested in economical reasoning etc.

Arm & Hammer Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is ~4$ for 55 oz (~1500 g, use metric system like all sane people do! What's wrong with you?) or 26 cents for 100g.

Ball Bulk Citric acid goes for ~6$/14,8 oz (420 g) or ~1.40$ for 100 g.

Equate Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) is ~3$/4 lb (~1800 g), or ~17 cents for 100 g.

200 g of magnesium sulfate + 100 g of citric acid + 100 g of sodium carbonate = roughly 120 g of magnesium citrate. Price will be 0.34+1.40+0.26=2$/120 g, or 7.50$ for 450 g.

Now compare prices, as I mentioned before Vitality Calm powder is 23$ for 450 g. Homemade supplement is at least 3 times cheaper than the one you can buy online. And I want to note that most definitely you can find needed ingredients in your local store for even lower prices, especially if buying in bulk, so actual price of the end product is likely to be even less than I calc

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No More Buzzwords - DebateDrills Blog

https://debatedrills.com/en/blog/no-more-buzzwords/

Introduction

How many times has this happened to you? Youโ€™ve just given or judged a standard 1AC evaluating the possibility of having the United States institute a cap and trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions for major corporations. The neg sets their laptop on their stand and begins spreading:

โ€œThe model of constructive situationism is not demodernism, but neodemodernism. It elongates the ontological capacity of the otherized non-person subject interpolating them into a capitalist dematerialism that includes narrativity as a realityโ€ฆโ€

Your eyes slowly glaze over as you feel the onset of a familiar throbbing in your temples. You sigh deeply and acknowledge that the next 40 minutes of your life are going to be complete nonsense.

Debate is being ruined by the overuse of buzzwords. They make the round arbitrarily less accessible to both judges and debaters and are a leading cause of misunderstandings about literature as well as contradictory argumentation. Used properly, they allow for eloquent and efficient explanation of complex topics. Used poorly, buzzwors serve no purpose other than to deliberately mystify positions and make debaters sound more informed than they are.

Explanation

To begin with, what is a buzzword? A buzzword is a literature specific term of art that is either an esoteric synonym of an existing word/phrase or a signifier standing in for a more complex topic. To be clear, my problem is not with the complexity of the words themselves. Complexity, when supported with explanation, leads to better understanding. Rather, this blog will criticize the use of complex terminology or buzzwords when doing so is actively harmful or unnecessary.

Assume that any argument you make ought to be phrased straightforwardly enough to be intuitive to the average person. This does not mean that you cannot ever use buzzwords. Buzzwords are incredibly important for explaining complex concepts in efficient and intuitive fashion. The important caveat being that people must know the definition of the buzzword for the condensed explanation to make sense. Essentially every time you use a word or discuss a concept that you can reasonably estimate a layperson would not know, you must ensure that it is immediately preceded or followed by an explanation, or by common sense words that provide context.
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Does China really have viable alternatives to the Malacca Straits? Or are any alternatives really just as vulnerable to US interception?

Been thinking about this for a while. Could China really escape a blockade of the Malacca Straits?

Let's consider the alternatives. Would love to see discussion of any of these.

  1. Sunda strait, and other straits through Indonesia. Same overall problem as the Malacca straits but harder to navigate.
  2. Go East through the Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyus (Japan). These are all US allies. Given that a war would probably be precipitated by an invasion of Taiwan, let's assume China can escape through Taiwanese waters.
    2a. After Taiwan, the Bering strait and Northeast/Northwest passages. Directly adjacent to US territorial waters.
    2b. After Taiwan, Panama. Sail from Taiwan through Panama to get to Europe and the Middle East. Again, quite easy to interdict.
    2c. After Taiwan, Straits of Magellan. Difficult to navigate, extremely long route. Doubt both Chile and Argentina could be brought on side.
    2d. After Taiwan, around Australia. This seems the most logical for getting to the Middle East, but still a route dominated by US allies Australia and New Zealand.
  3. Rail through Central Asia. This has two variants that I can see.
    3a. Direct rail through Central Asia to Europe and the Middle East, plus pipelines. This is a goal of the BRI but realistically it doesn't seem possible to get enough throughput? There are a lot of mountains in the way. Has the advantages of avoiding US allies for the most part.
    3b. Rail through Pakistan to port at Gwadar. Has the benefit of a shorter rail journey, though still quite treacherous through the Himalayas.
  4. Rail through Russia. As I understand it the Trans Siberian Railway is a different gauge to Chinese rail, and there are seasonal difficulties here as well. Not sure how capacity looks here.

All of the Southern/Eastern water routes are vulnerable to blockade at the Strait of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab strait. Going around Africa is definitely possible to get to Europe but not a good option for Middle East energy resources.

Overall, I don't really see China maintaining close to normal amounts of shipping in a war with the US over Taiwan unless they can maintain total sea superiority in one of these areas or figure out much better overland logistics.

Of course there's also the possibility of reducing the impact of blockade through more green energy/nuclear energy. Then oil and gas from Russia and Central Asia could possibly be enough for military use and industrial processes.

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Concentrated/saturated black ink for mixing purposes

TL;DR: I'm looking for a concentrated and/or saturated black that I can add a small amount of to J Herbin Gris Orage to darken it up a bit but not overly dilute the shimmer. I surprisingly don't really own black inks already, so I'm looking for a few suggestions to do testing with so I can get some goulet sample vials and start mixing.

much longer; might read:

I'm about a year and a half into the hobby now, and I've found that I really like mixing shimmering inks with smaller amounts of other inks to really fine-tune an end product that is exactly what I like. Though I haven't landed on exact proportions, my current favorite mixtures are:

  1. roughly 75% emerald of chivor and 25% OS Walden pond. OS walden pond on its own is beautiful, but it is such a pain in the ass for feeding issues and smearing that I just can't abide using it on its own. EoC on its own is by far my favorite ink, but it is rare that I can get that red sheen out of it. By mixing the two in somewhere between 75/25 EoC/WP to 85/15, I've been able to land on a more well behaved (but not completely so) ink that keeps most of the color and shimmer concentration of EoC but also has more moments of the red sheen pop of WP. Per my experiments so far, this concentration of mixture also does not produce any unusual precipitation or other chemical incompatibilities by staying mixed even after at least 6 months at this point, and I figured that would be good to report in case anybody else wanted to try it out.
  2. De atramentis heliogen green/copper + diamine sherwood green--still working on proportions. I love the copper/green combo that comes from stock heliogen, but in the pens I use, I find the green saturation to be a bit on the light side, closer to a jade than I would like, so I decided to add some sherwood green to it. I'm still very much tinkering with the proportions I like, but I've mostly been in the area of 30-40% sherwood, much more than with my EoC+WP combo listed above. In comparison to the shimmer particles in J Herbin's 1670 line, I find the de atramentis shimmer material to be much more coarse, unpredictable, and... ill-tempered, so I'm more okay with diluting the shimmer out to a greater degree on this combo. Also, though it isn't known for being a sheening ink, sherwood green can indeed sheen red/purple if in the right conditions, and as some of you might have noticed, this forms a pattern of me taking a shimmering ink and adding a little extra sheening ink... I
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Tuchman and Timetables - A Defence of The Guns of August

It's a fair assumption that if you're on this subreddit, you're familiar with Barbara Tuchman's famous Pulitzer Prize winning book The Guns of August. It's maybe the most famous book on the First World War, and even 60 years after its publication it's still often recommended.

However, it seems like in recent years, the tides have turned against Tuchman's book. Oftentimes I see people recommending against reading it, and warning of its inaccuracies and saying that it is out of line with current historiography. One common critique I've seen is that Tuchman posits a "war by timetable" thesis. Margaret MacMillan, author of The War That Ended Peace, said as much in an interview with The Guardian:

> "Moreover, her main argument that entangling alliances and rigid military timetables caught Europe in a grip that led the powers inexorably towards catastrophe is no longer accepted by most historians."

In this post, I plan on showing why Tuchman was not advancing the "timetable thesis" in The Guns of August. I'll do so by comparing her work to that of other, more recent books. This is because oftentimes those who criticize The Guns of August state that it's better to read more modern books. And overall, these modern books are very much worth reading. But I'd like to demonstrate that Tuchman's book is not out of line with modern historiography in this respect, and therefore it's still worth reading.

The Timetable Thesis:

The best place to start is to define the timetable thesis. The main proponent of the timetable thesis is AJP Taylor, who wrote a book titled War by Timetable: How the First World War Began, published in 1969. Taylor's thesis can be summed up by his line:

> "The First World War had begun - imposed on the statesmen of Europe by railway timetables. It was an unexpected climax to the railway age."

Also, he states,

> "No one had time for a deliberate aim or time to think. All were trapped by the ingenuity of their military preparations, the Germans most of all." (p. 121)

In essence, the timetable thesis argues that the beginning of the First World War was inadvertent, and that the European powers were unwillingly forced into war by their detailed and rigid military plans. In other words, the timetable thesis compares the European military plans to a nuclear missile, which once launched and clear from the silo could not be recalled

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Braatencast

Braatencast original link- https://www.facebook.com/braatencast/posts/6093473740678061

The post itself (for those without facebook accounts):

๐’๐ˆ๐†๐๐ˆ๐…๐ˆ๐‚๐€๐๐“ ๐‡๐ˆ๐†๐‡ ๐„๐‹๐„๐•๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐’๐๐Ž๐–๐’๐“๐Ž๐‘๐Œ ๐“๐‡๐”๐‘๐’๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐„๐•๐„๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐“๐‡๐‘๐Ž๐”๐†๐‡ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐ˆ๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐†๐‘๐„๐„๐ ๐Œ๐Ž๐”๐๐“๐€๐ˆ๐๐’

I usually focus on the northern Greens for these forecasts but this event looks quite impressive in the southern half of our beloved Green Mountains, so why not talk about it?

๐’๐”๐Œ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐˜

๐“๐ˆ๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐†...Rain changes to snow at the summits tomorrow afternoon and evening from south to north. Steady high elevation snowfall continues tomorrow night and Friday. All precipitation tapers off later in the day Friday.

๐’๐๐Ž๐–๐…๐€๐‹๐‹...

๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ (๐Œ๐ญ ๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ง)... 10-20" above 2,000ft with 5-10" down to 1,000ft.

๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ (๐’๐ฎ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐‰๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐š๐ค)...7-14" above 2,500ft with highest south of I-89. 3-7" in the 1,500ft to 2,500ft band.

๐๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ (๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ)... 1.5-3.0" south and 1.0-2.0" north.

๐ƒ๐ˆ๐’๐‚๐”๐’๐’๐ˆ๐Ž๐

This forecast comes with some of the usual caveats of an elevation dependent snowstorm. Namely, I have extremely low confidence in snowfall amounts below 2,500ft but the summits should get crushed. The jackpot zone definitely looks to be the central to southern Greens, especially the eastern slopes from Killington southward towards Woodford and over to Wilmington. Further north, snowfall amounts should lower as one heads north on the Spine with a bit higher snow levels on the whole.

The synoptic set-up for this system is impressive and therefore we should see a welcomed significant precipitation event with total QPF water amounts of 1-3 inches almost statewide. A strong piece of upper level energy will be traversing eastward from the Great Lakes into the northeastern United States. This upper level low will deepen and cut-off from the flow, becoming vertically stacked over southern New England.

With the lowest pressures at each atmospheric level basically sitting on top of each other, there will be a prolonged period of deep layer southeast flow transporting Atlantic moisture up into New England and adjacent New York state. In fact, models are showing strong southeasterly flow all the way up past the 300mb level (near 30,000 feet aloft). It's rare to get the flow at that jet-steam

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Like rain in a concentrated patch of water

Me and a buddy are fishing a local lake and have just spotted what looks like a 1mยฒ patch of light rain hitting the water. Clear day, definitely no precipitation. Just wondering if anyone knew what this could be? We were guessing insects somehow but quite frankly we're stumped. Cheers in advance folks!

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I Did Dun Mess'd Up Again

I had been so good about taking my dose as prescribed. This last week Ive gotten away from that. Some turmoil in life I didn't want to feel or face and I started taking more subs. Now I'm out. Another's definition of sober is meaningless to me. For the last 7 months my life has improved in every way. To go back to dope isn't an option. Unless I want to die. My last detox was brutal. Precipitated wds because of the fentanyl. It was almost 10 days before I could take it. Took my last 4mg strip last night. Supposed to be taking 1mg/day. Keep me in your prayers. I really can't afford to do anything stupid or impulsive but those thoughts are creeping in...."just a hit or two until we can find more subs" etc....the circus is back in town folks. I have zero tolerance for wd symptoms .

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*Urgent* Gutters leaking into house... what do I do right now?

So I'm an absolute dumbass and I've been putting off getting my gutters cleaned since buying my first house in the fall. I finally booked someone to come out a few weeks ago but they've been backed up, so of course today there's a Nor'easter and it's wet snowing on April 16 and now I have a giant leak in my house.

The leak is coming from a part of the ceiling that's about 30 feet above the floor (modern home) and I have no ladder, so there's no way for me to reach it. It's coming right from where the wall meets the ceiling, and there's a paint bubble there that's ruptured a bit. Water is leaking down the wall that I've managed to divert into buckets (it took me about half an hour to rig up a thing with tin foil and tape), but I imagine there's water leaking inside the wall too.

Is there anything I can do right now? The precipitation is stopping and it shouldn't rain again until Wednesday. I will most definitely have someone clean the gutters before that. But what do I do in the short term? It's a three story home and there's just no way for me to get up there on my own right now to unclog the gutters. Who should I get to come by and look at this? A roofing company? Even though it's the gutter that's leaking and not the roof? Will insurance pay for this?

Thanks =/

Edit: They came out to clean the gutters and found this hole right outside where the leak is. Seems to be the culprit? https://i.imgur.com/6ApkOZW.jpg

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Came upon an interesting article in Wikipedia this morning

In Western esotericism the Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path are the dichotomy between two opposing approaches to magic. This terminology is used in various groups involved in the occult and ceremonial magic. In some definitions, the Left-Hand Path is equated with malicious black magic or black shamanism, while the Right-Hand Path with benevolent white magic.[1]:152 Other occultists have criticised this definition, believing that the Leftโ€“Right dichotomy refers merely to different kinds of working and does not necessarily connote good or bad magical actions.[1]:176

In more recent definitions, which base themselves on the terms' origins in Indian Tantra, the Right-Hand Path, or RHP, is seen as a definition for those magical groups that follow specific ethical codes and adopt social convention, while the Left-Hand Path adopts the opposite attitude, espousing the breaking of taboo and the abandoning of set morality. Some contemporary occultists, such as Peter J. Carroll, have stressed that both paths can be followed by a magical practitioner, as essentially they have the same goals.[2]

Another distinguishing characteristic separating the two is based upon the aim of the practitioner. Right-handed path practitioners tend to work towards ascending their soul towards ultimate union (or reunion) with the divine source, returning to heaven, allegorically alluded to as restoration or climbing back up the ladder after the "great fall". In Solomon's lesser key, they embrace the light and try to annihilate anything they regard as "dark" or "evil". On the other hand, left-handed path practitioners do not

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Precipitating factors for the contemporary academic work environment

I recently posted this here on r/academia, on the topic of the (sometimes) toxic work environment in academia. Later, in the discussion I gave my 2 cents for why I think the work environment in academia is how it is. u/bubuBabaHuhu asked me to post it independently to (possibly) start a general discussion. So here we go:

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I do believe there is a systemic component [to the (sometimes) toxic work environment in academia].

Actually, thinking about it, there is a bunch of precipitating factors:

  1. Success metrics for professors (e.g. H-index) are providing wrong incentives
  2. Success metrics for universities (e.g. THE ranking) are providing wrong incentives
  3. The funding schemes (e.g. ERC) are not independent
  4. The peer review process is flawed
  5. Internal governance in universities is flawed

Point 1) is obvious. The current environment is such that professors, and those who want to become professors, are implicitly tasked with producing a large amount of high-quality publications. While this is per se not bad, the problem starts with the definition of high-quality. How I experienced it, quality was measured directly by citations - and by the likelihood to land a presentation on a conference. Both metrics are intrinsically flawed because they do not encourage a sustainable approach to research. Quite on the contrary, they encourage people to make the boldest possible claims to get away with, and they produce a cacophony of "for the first time evers" - or "paradigm changing approaches". Most of which will be forgotten when the next iteration of the important conference comes around. Also - in case you are from one of those countries with publicly funded universities - what about the entire teaching side of things?

Point 2) is also rather obvious. The THE has officially 5 dimensions [contribution to the total score in brackets]:

  • Industry Income โ€“ innovation (2.5%)
  • International diversity (5%)
  • Teaching (30%)
  • Research (30%)
  • Citation (32.5%)

Which basically implies that there are (polemic intended) 2 dimensions Teaching (33%) and Research (66%). And if you then check what Teaching is made of:

  • Reputational survey (15%)
  • PhDs awarded per academic (6%)
  • Undergrads admitted per academic (4.5%)
  • Income per academic (2.5%)
  • PhDs/undergraduate degrees awarded (2.5%)

Then, what is left is m

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Was Martin Luther King In Favor Of Riots? (Spoiler Alert: He Was Not)

I wanted to make this post in response to the guy that Destiny talked to tonight, and other people like him, who use Martin Luther King Jr.'s quote "A riot is the language of the unheard" to imply that he had a positive view of riots.

To first focus on his position on riots, he understood riots to be a natural consequence of racism and poor material conditions. He used the quote "A riot is the language of the unheard" multiple times, and a succinct expression of it- and some language surrounding it- comes from his 1966 talk with Mike Wallace, in response to a question about the "increasingly vocal minority who disagree totally" with his nonviolence.

> And I contend that the cry of "black power" is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years.

Furthermore, he definitely saw importance in highlighting the fact that most of the riots that were engaged in had almost all of the violence directed towards property, and not towards people. However, he used this not to argue in favor of violence towards property (or in defense of rioting), but actually to highlight his argument for the fact that even the most radical and angry people could work towards a more non-violent approach. (Taken from his 1967 lecture "Nonviolence and Social Change")

> The focus on property in the 1967 riots is not accidental. It has a message; it is saying something.

> If hostility to whites were ever going to dominate a Negroโ€™s attitude and reach murderous proportions, surely it would be during a riot. But this rare opportunity for bloodletting was sublimated into arson, orย turned into a kind of stormy carnival of free-merchandise distribution.

Continuing on to later say:

> If one can find a core of nonviolence toward persons, even during the riots when emotions were exploding, it means that nonviolence should not be written off

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Wall Street Week Ahead for the trading week beginning March 15th, 2021

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

Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for the trading week beginning March 15th, 2021.

The Fed could be a catalyst for bonds, and that could drive growth stocks in week ahead - (Source)


> Bonds could be volatile in the week ahead. If yields go higher, that could make it difficult for big tech and other growth stocks to gain traction.


> Rising bond yields have been challenging growth stocks. Names like Apple, Tesla, and Amazon have been lagging as investors move to cyclical groups that do well in an economic recovery. Even so, the S&P 500 and the Dow both closed at record highs Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite was lower.


> The Nasdaq, home to big tech, did gain 3% in the past week, but it is down 5.5% over the last month.


> The bond market in the coming week will likely take its cues from the Federal Reserve, which meets Tuesday and Wednesday.


> The central bank is expected to give a nod to much better growth. Bond pros are also watching to see whether Fed officials will tweak their interest rate outlook, which now does not include any rate hikes through 2023.


> # Fed ahead > โ€œThe markets have way too high expectations around what the Fed is going to do or say,โ€ said Gregory Peters, head of multi-sector and strategy at PGIM Fixed Income. โ€œI think the message is going to be consistent.โ€


> He said Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is likely to sound dovish and is unlikely to give any time frames on when the central bank will change its bond-buying program or other policy.


> Bond yields, which move opposite price, have been rising on an improving outlook for the economy.


> That trade also showed up in the stock market, with the Dow up 4% for the week to end Friday at a record 32,778. Consumer discretionary stocks, which include retail, were among the best performers, up 5.7%, boosted by optimism that individuals will spend their $1,400 stimulus checks.


> Yields were higher Friday after President Joe Biden said all adults would be eligible for a vaccine by May 1. The 10-year Treasury yield touched a high of 1.642% โ€” its highest level in mor

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