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How to report a Watch problem to Apple

My exercise app is nuts and I've tried all the usual to fix. Where on Apple.com can you find the link to report a Watch problem? Thanks

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I discovered a problem with an Artist's album in Apple Music. How can I report it?

Recently I started using Apple Music and I searched for "Eloy", which is a German progressive rock band. But there's another artist, a Puerto Rican Reggaeton singer that has the same name. The singer Eloy is featured in a single of "Mister J", which is called "Callo la Noche (Feat. Eloy) - Single", but the problem is that this single is on the Eloy band page in Apple Music. I wanted to report this, but I don't know how or where to do it. Can someone tell me how should I do this? Or there isn't a way to report this error?

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Reported the cellular update failed bug I’ve been getting occasionally (like 3 times since beta started) and Apple just sent me a link to Apple support and said it could be my phone... but I’ve only had this problem in the beta....
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Just bought a refurb 2017 macbook pro 13 inch nTB from Apple website. The fickle part of my brain is now wondering about the keyboard problems 2017 models have been reporting. Legit opinions on exhanging for a 2018 model? Note: I dont need the extra processing power, just worried about the keyboard.

PS: I have applecare but I don't want to have to keep running to the Apple store for keyboard fixes. Care to comment how long they take to fix it?

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Update: JNMIL picked my cherries because I hadn't done it yet. I was at work.

Original thread: Here_____________________

I never truly imagined my post about me crying over cherries would get the massive support that it did. When I wrote it, I was so angry and upset. Livid, even. By the end of the day, after talking to so many of you, I felt so much better. You made me feel heard, validated and sane. Apparently it's okay to cry over stolen cherries! The outcry over the situation was incredible, and man, I did not expect so many people to have my back. It gave me a huge confidence boost to really deal with this situation. Thank you for all your kind words, your Hugz and the direct messages I got from people offering reassuring words and support. You all helped me move past the anger and focus on solving the problem. As such, I suppose an update is in order!

First and foremost, though, is JNMILs nickname. It was a close running between Cherry-Stealing Whore and Locust. In the end, I've opted for Locust (thanks u/NOLARosarita !) Because we already know that she is, in fact, a cherry-stealing whore.

Hubby did go over to his parents last night after work to talk to them, and I opted to stay home. I knew that if I went over there, it would just muddle the waters and we would both end up gaslit by Locust. When it's just them and their son, they tend to take things more seriously.

Hubby called me after a little while and asked me to come over to talk too. At first I refused. I dug my heels in a bit, then realized maybe he needs back-up and he couldn't ask for it openly, you know? Fine. I throw on some shoes and go over to the JNILs, keys in hand to show I'm not there to hang out and that I'm ready to leave at a moments notice.

Locust is nowhere to be seen. Of course not. Hubby is sitting at the kitchen table with his dad. I opted not to sit, and just leaned against the counter instead.

FIL: "I should have called you first, NegBar. I'm sorry. I thought Locust had talked to you and that with work and you being so busy lately, that you didn't have time to harvest your trees."

Me: "Okay here's the problem with that: Why would I have my buckets and ladders and nets out if I wasn't going to harvest my cherries?"

FIL: "I thought that you had asked Locust for help."

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Save us Gabe, you're our only hope {Seriously though, this is bad]

You know that company, the one that everyone hates? The one that makes people depressed, the that makes them angry? The one that makes them feel like everyone else in the world is okay and they're the one that's broken and a failure? The one that has every political scandal from interference with elections to negligence over a genocide? The most powerful and invasive ad generation machine ever devised? Well they're about to own VR.

The title is both a joke and not one. Reading dev twitter is horrifying. From Anton to the head of BigScreen, devs are clear about two things. Facebook screws us, they screw Devs, and they have a fucking evil plan for VR; but there's no stopping them. As Anton said. "there is no second party in VR that cares as much as them," to the end. To be clear, Valve has done a lot for VR and I think it would be much smaller and a lot worse without them. Not just steam but making the Vive and inventing room scale. If you don't know, Oculus originally was partnered with Valve, but Valve didn't buy them, then Facebook secretly bought them and ripped them away from Valve who was literally sharing hardware and software with them freely. Not just that but Micheal Abrash worked at Valve and shut down their entire AR division, firing everyone, then jumped ship and became an exec at facebook. Valve has been in this for years.

The problem is that for all their work, the stakes are now higher, not lower. Facebook is making a platform and capturing the whole medium. The point of this move was to remove a key thorn in their plans, and make a clear statement. They need to be able to do what they want freely in VR and they just went for the nuclear option and are killing whatever identity Oculus had. Soon you will need a facebook account to turn your VR headset from a paperweight into a useable device. And when Facebook is how games have avatars, multiplayer, every little feature or function, then crossplay breaks down. I've already talked to Devs who are making facebook only games since they need access to things that are only in the Oculus API. What happens when games are just rooms in Horizon? Horizon is a social platform clearly channeling The Oasis, something more ironic than I can convey right now. Facebook clearly thinks that by doing this now, before their big conference, they can get all the anger out now and trade their current customers for brand new ones who don't realize what has changed or don't care. They think the Quest will sell 100 m

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Fireside Chat II!!

Last Update : 8/15/2020, 20:48 ET (see updates at bottom)

Okay, ladies and germs. I have no doubt this top post is going to change and expand several times over the next 24-48 hours as I remember more stuff, or comments below remind me of more stuff, or comments make me want to clarify what I wrote because I feel it’s clear I didn’t get across what I intended to get across.

That being the case, there will be a “Last Update” date and time at the top of this post. I will increment it if the update is significant. I have just a teeny tiny OCD problem with editing minutia (No, geo. You?) so I reserve the right to move a comma, correct a spelling, that kind of minor grammatical issue without incrementing the Last Update date and time.

If I feel it is what they call in the biz “material”, then I will update the day and time.

The meeting began at 1pm PT. There were eight participants (Sumit Sharma and Steve Holt from Microvision; SigPowr, ky_investor, gaporter, hotairbafoon, mvis_thma, and geo_rule from the retail investors) and at least one and possibly two observers –Dave Allen from IR, and I’m not 100% sure, but I suspect David Westgor might have been sitting in a corner of Summit’s office thinking really quietly but possibly using hand gestures along the lines of “NO, NO, SUMMIT, DON’T GO THERE!” from time to time if he felt Reg FD or an NDA might be about to get. . .um. . . bruised. LOL. Hey, the man has a job to do, let’s not criticize. But I don’t know that for sure anyway.

The tone was collegial. By that I don’t mean there weren’t disagreements, and folks didn’t “fight their corners” with passion and logic. Absolutely. But it was never bitter. It was never accusatory. IMO, I never saw anybody even CLOSE to the edge of “losing it” and starting a genuine “rant”. In short, it was professional, knowledgeable individuals “telling it like they saw it” even when they knew the message they were sharing would not be well received.

The first FC went something like 1:40? And folks, that’s not minutes and seconds. FC II went about 2:44, and that ain’t minutes and seconds either. Sumit offered at some future date to answer my technical questions, so perhaps FC III will be incremented in Days and Hours. LOL. I’d say “I keed”, but I’m not sure Sumit wouldn’t be willing to get into a “who cracks first and cries ‘enough!’ “ duel with me about talking about MicroVision technology. I’m not sure I’d win, but I’m up, Bubba –bring it.

First note. I can’

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First Contact - TOTAL WAR - 257 (Hesstla)

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Screams at Ta'Xet was working on the Terran's brain when it happened. She had just removed the last of the bone shrapnel and repaired the tiny capillaries when the human neural tissue, which felt like firm jelly at the best of times, suddenly seemed to soften.

"All stop," Screams snapped. The robotic surgical assist lifted its arms even as her assistants moved back.

As she watched the furrows and ridges suddenly squirmed, realigned, and changed. On her display the dendrite patterns changed, impulse trails shifted, and the brain itself altered.

Screams frowned as she stared at the suddenly altered neural tissue of the Terran Descent Human on her operating table. The differences were subtle, but there.

Alarms started wailing and her cybernetic implant that provided psychic shielding against injured and enraged Terrans cranked up so hard that sparks jumped from her antenna. Two of her nurses fainted, and the greenie in charge of making sure the surgical equipment worked at optimum efficiency collapsed in a faint.

WARNING WARNING WARNING! PHYSIC LEVELS DETECTED! WARNING WARNING WARNING! flashed on her retinal link, two-thirds of the screens, and over the holodisplay of the Terran's brain activity.

"Oh no," Screams breathed. She recognized those patterns. It was the first time she'd ever seen them in real life, but she recognized them anyway.

From lectures on Terran Neural Evolution.

Screams turned and lunged, slapping the button on the psychic suppression field.

The Terran on the surgical table opened his eyes as Screams turned around. He looked around, his eyes glowing a dull red. That burning predator gaze settled on Screams and the three foot tall russet colored preying mantis went perfectly still as her brain reacted to the presence of a superior predator.

"Am I going to be OK, Doc?" the Terran asked, his voice calm and level.

Screams made a human nod. "I'm finishing up now," she said.

"Oh."

"I brought you out from under the anesthetic beam to check for any defects," she lied.

"All right," the Terran said. He sighed. "I'm grateful for your assistance."

The voice was calm, even, as if discussing the weather, not speaking about the fact t

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Smartphone Hardening Privacy non-root Guide 2.0 (for normal people)

I forgot to post it here, might be valuable as it debloats phones of Google and other corporation software in general. The guide is nearly fully FOSS supported, and the only non FOSS XDA app does not require internet to function.


Hello! I am the founder of /r/privatelife . Finally my smartphone non root guide is back, and there are some big upgrades. I was taking time to test everything myself on my daily driver, so apologies for keeping everyone in the wait, but stability and ease of use is the important goal to strive in my playbook. Privacy must be accessible to maximum amount of people without being annoying or tedious.

A kind request to share this guide to any privacy seeker.

NOTE: Only "Access Dots" by an XDA developer is closed source but works without internet.

#User and device requirement

  • ANY Android 9+ device
  • knowledge of how to copy-paste commands in Linux or Mac Terminal/MS-DOS Command Prompt (for ADB, it is very simple, trust me)

#Why not Apple devices?

iPhone does not allow you to have privacy due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was discovered in Apple's T1 and T2 "security" chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable.

Also, they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained. They also collect and sell data quite a lot. Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple promised not to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in denial.

Also, Apple sells certificates to third-party developers that allow them to track users, The San Ferdandino shooter publicity stunt was completely fraudulent, and [Louis Rossmann dismantled Apple's PR stunt "repair

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How the company Traxxas is slowly killing this hobby and why I will never support them.

First a disclaimer because this is going to get reported almost immediately:

No one should feel bad for owning a Traxxas car and nobody should be harassed for owning one. This is simply an explanation of why I myself will never support this company and think that anyone that enjoys this hobby should do the same.

So what you are reading here is MY PERSONAL OPINION and you are free to disagree.

But please refrain from harassing me or anyone that disagrees with me. Let's behave like decent human beings and have a FRIENDLY discussion, if one at all.

Also English is not my first language. I had help with correcting some of the most glaring mistakes but please don't try to act like some grammar / spelling mistake disproves all of my points.

Without further ado let's begin:

 

So when I started getting into RC the biggest thing out there was HPI. Their cars were innovative, massive and targeted at just having fun which was great for me.

There was also Kyosho making some basher models, Tamiya, Thunder Tiger and a few smaller brands. Traxxas cars (at least in Europe) were a footnote something that almost no one bought because they were considered overpriced and unreliable, especially their motors. Keep in mind this was at the time when Nitro was the thing to have and electric cars were still slow and cheap alternatives.

I took a break from the hobby back then for around 10 years which gets us to today.

The market seems to be only Traxxas and ARRMA nowadays especially when you take a look at this subreddit, and a couple years back it was basically only Traxxas. So what happened? Did HPI, Thunder Tiger and all the other brands just shit the bed? Produced nothing but garbage and that's why they died?

Nah sadly the story is much more sinister and also very sad.

Keep in mind that finding information on this stuff is very difficult especially since I'm from Germany and a lot of it is on American databases.

So I thank the Discord of this subreddit for the help they provided me in getting the information that I have.

 

Let's begin where Traxxas started. They came onto the scene carbon copying 2 cars. The extremely successful RC10 made by Team Associated turned into the Traxxas TRX1 and the Tamiya Hornet turned into the Traxxas Tom-Cat. Both were inferior quality to the original product but a lot cheaper which leads me to

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You Bully My Kid; I Bully Your Stepdad!

TL;DR: Entitled Mom Allows Her Kid To Bully My Son; We Eventually Get Them To Relocate.

I don't know what it is about some Entitled Parents, but this particular Karen acted so entitled that it permeated from her mouth-hole like steam from a boiling pot. I don't typically subscribe the following behavior. I was at my wits end though, and time was a luxury I did not have.

I travel and deploy frequently. I averaged about 276-days a year on the road. Yes, we keep track. I was thrilled with the job, but my actual home location was less than desirable. It was not a bad area per se, but it was inhabited by some bad apples. Specifically Karen, and her Devil Child.

It started with a random phone call here and there from my wife. Then the phone calls became a weekly occurrence. I was gallivanting around the Levant at the time. I had a global cell, and two satellite phones. I may have time traveled 7-8 hours ahead of my wife, but I was reachable.

Evidently Devil Child took a liking to my oldest. My oldest is the kind and gentle humanoid whom will do anything to help anyone. He is a sweet kid. My youngest, the former crib midget, is built like a potato with extremities. He is the exact opposite; he is like his father. He jokes around too much, never takes anything serious, and is prepared to handle business at a moments notice. Unfortunately I could not morph my youngest into the older child. I had to deal with phone call after phone call. Some of you parents understand this. It was such a helpless feeling. Nearly daily I would hear from my wife about how my son was verbally tormented and physically harassed by Devil Child.

At the time we resided on a military base. How does this happen on a military base? Well readers, there are two types of parenting style in the military. First type, are the kids who are well-behaved; all the time. Second type, free-range humans; kids that do what they want, whenever they want, and have no discipline administered EVER. Well this kid was a free-range human. Making matters worse, he was two-years older than my son, but in the same grade. I don't know how. I don't know why either. I know he is not an honor student though.

So, we live on post right? The parent(s) are military. Maybe a civil conversation will mitigate this Devil Child a bit. I encourage my wife to engage the parent(s) and she did. The following is the jest of that conversation:

Wife: Hi I understand our children have had some issues and I would like to addres

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous...Men? Why are there so many missing men and boys from the Yakama reservation? Part 2 of 2.

Missing and murdered indigenous people

If you have spent any time reading about true crime, you probably know that American Indian/ Native American women go missing from the United States and Canada at alarming rates. On some reservations, women experience violence and are victims of homicide at 10x the rate of women in other communities.

But what about men and boys? Missing and murdered Indigenous boys and men are the forgotten group of this epidemic of violence on tribal land and many families are aching to see the cases of their missing/murdered male loved ones solved. Just like with the missing women, men and boys are going missing at an alarming rate on tribal land, but race is not the only factor. Men (and women) of all ethnicities who live on the Yakama reservation are missing and murdered at disturbing rates.

Missing and murdered indigenous people is a complex issue with prejudice and jurisdictional issues playing major roles. If you want to know more about the root of these issues, I suggest “Missing and Murdered” podcast by Indigenous Canadian journalist Connie Walker, who explains the issues much better than I ever could; that podcast is linked below.

Today, I want to highlight the stories of some of these men and boys, specifically those missing from the Yakama community. Because there are so many missing people who are practically unknown, I have decided to profile the cases of ALL the men and boys missing from the reservation, regardless of race.

This is a companion piece to another write up I completed about missing women and girls from the Yakama reservation. That write up can be found here. If some sections sound similar that is probably why. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/htvnv6/extensive_write_up_on_missing_and_murdered/

Background

Washington state is home to the fifth largest Indian reservation in the United States, the Yakama reservation, which is home to the Klickitat, Palus, Wallawalla, Wenatchi, Whishram, Wanapum, and Yakama people. According to the US Census Bureau, only the Osage, Puyallup (also in Washington state), Navajo, and Choctaw reservations are more populous. The Yakama reservation is located in South Central Washington state, just south of the city of Yakima. Of the 31,000 people who lived on the reservation, 11,000 are enrolled tribal members. Most people who live on the

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My PA MMJ Tier List from my experience in the program so far.

PA MMJ Tier List

Please note: This tier list is not exhaustive, it only lists strains that I have actually tried so far in the program. I did not include blends (at least not to my knowledge) because I believe that the strains themselves will probably be more consistent. Also, obviously everyone is different and that’s fine, your personal opinions are not invalid. I have my card for dealing with chronic pain and anxiety issues. Unless otherwise noted, the strain was tried in dry flower form out of a Dynavap Omni XL, which I also use with a Dynacoil for concentrates. I have a stressful professional job that requires me to think, so understand that I value clearheadedness over other effects, especially in the case of sativas. I am a 33 year old white man in decent shape (by which I mean a BMI lower than 25) if that matters to you.

SS Tier: WEED OF THE GODS: Always buy the limit if you can, also worth driving long distances for.

Moonshine Haze by Terrapin, Sativa- the perfect wake and bake. Tastes great, like really good smelling wood, amazing value at $35 an eighth, and gives me clear headed energy and pain relief to attack the day. As a bonus, it suppresses my appetite, which means I can work without distraction. This strain usually comes in around 16-17% THCA, which seems low in the program, but that’s absolutely plenty in this case for whatever reason. Please note, the flower I bought looked like absolute shit. I wonder how good this strain could be if the grower actually gave the plant some tender loving care?

Sour Blueberry #2 (Diesel Pheno) by Prime Wellness, Hybrid - the perfectly balanced hybrid. It’s great for unwinding after a long day of work. Relaxing, but not overly so and still gives amazing cerebral effects while making social interaction effortless. If I have too much the walls look like they are breathing, but I don’t get anxious or anything. I can still work on this as well if I need to. Amazing for running. Tastes and smells great, with a surprising amount of blueberry flavor for it being the Diesel phenotype.

Kimbo Kush by Gleaf, Indica (possibly listed as a hybrid) - this one will knock me directly out. I only break this out if I’m having a lot of trouble sleeping. Taste is very earthy, which is really the only part I don’t particularly like about it, but it’s not a huge deal for me. The pain and anxiety relief is amazing though. I feel like my mother is tucking me in after a long day of playing with

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LENOVO Legion 7i Personal Review - After 10 Days ~

Good day, buddy.

https://preview.redd.it/gw0498y8y3i51.jpg?width=1632&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8ee834997cda2a3f226b276b41ae361d979a129c

First of all, this laptop is purchased using my own money and not sponsored (i hope someone can spend this for me, lol) , and this is not my first laptop (or gaming laptop), i love gadget and like to try something new (only the moment when i have some spare money), therefore, this review may contain some experience from my past used laptop, thus, nothing will be professional here as I dont install any benchmarking tools or show you any result point that comparing here and there :( I can only provide my real world use experience. My apologize ~

Here is my Legion 7i specification :

Intel Core i7 - 10875H (8-C / 16 T) 2.3Ghz Base, Turbo-Boost up to 5.1Ghz (only below 65'c, 4.9Ghz if above that)

16GB DDR4 3200MHz (Factory overclocked, 6-Core Model like 10750H will only run 2933Mhz)

1TB PCIE SSD (Samsung PM981a)

RTX2060 - 6GB GDDR6 (2020 Refreshed Version, 110W)

Vapor Chamber Cooling + Dual 12V Fan with ultra thin fan blade

15" FHD 1920x1080 500Nits Display with 100% Adobe RGB, HDR Versa 400, 144Hz Refresh Rate and G-Sync

WIFI 6 (Intel AX201)

Bluetooth

Per Key RGB true-strike keyboard (1.3mm Travel) with iCUE software to control lighting effect.

Multi-touch trackpad

Stereo Speaker

3x USB 3.1 Gen2 (USB-A)

2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (USB C, 1 are Thunderbolt )

Network Port

HDMI Port

3.5mm audio jack

Talking about to choose a right spec for the Legion 7i was a painful experience, the Lenovo Malaysia website showing lot of confusing data ! There has alot of misleading specification in the page ! (After searching online, found out not only Malaysia, other country get same as well !) I end up waited another 3 weeks just to get the right model i wanted, and sold the earlier ordered unit when it come !

If you want to purchase this model, beware of some confusion :

1: Vapor Chamber Cooling is only available for 8-Core processor model (10875H) or RTX2070 graphic card above (model : 81YU, or 15IMHg05) ! (For Malaysia) Mean if you purchase 4 core model (like earlier 10300H Model +1660Ti) or 6 core 10750H + RTX2060 , you will get normal heat pipe cooling instead of vapor chamber ! I know it only after i sold my previous Legion 7i, which i sold it because of no G-Sync, i though it will come with Vapor Chamber, but not !

2: G-Sync only available for 8-Core model - 15IMHg05 (but not all 8-Co

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In an attempt to keep up with *everything* - I have compiled all stories, responses, and community takes from the past week into one thread

For many people, this week has been very hard - for many reasons. One of those reasons is keeping up with every single response and story and allegation and defense and reaction and community take. With that in mind, I am doing my best to amass it all into a single place that we can keep updated. I am a human who needs sleep and I have definitely missed some things, so I’ll put a comment for people to reply with additional links to anything that has been left out. The idea of this is to highlight the overall discussion rather than focus on individuals, but also give individuals their right to their stories and statements. And help all of us follow everything.

In general, a message from the moderators:“All stories deserve to be heard, without backlash.

  • Each case should be viewed individually.
  • Free discussion should be allowed and encouraged, but only when the participants join the discussion in good faith.
  • We can’t allow personal attacks to become the norm. Misogyny, slurs, and name calling will not be allowed. To be clear, these have never been tolerated. Now, more than ever, reports help us make sure that we can clean this stuff up.”

##GrandGrant

###@cofactorstrudel

###Llamadownunder (via Scantz0r)

  • Tweet chain revealing the court case [We’ve all been far too quiet for far too long about Grandgrant. He has for years shown a consistent pattern of behaviour of harassing & degrading women. Most no
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Timeline Part 2

I saw someone posted already, so I apologize if this is redundant, but I wanted to share a written run-down of what's in the Timeline Part 2 episode. To me, there are only a few times that are relatively more significant (though I’m open to disagreement there).

Key Times

  • 7:27 PM – FW calls 911 to report accident, states she sees a “man smoking a cigarette.”
  • 7:42 PM – BA calls 911 to report accident, says there’s “heavy damage” and a female who was “shook up” but did not appear injured.
  • 7:46 PM – Officer Cecil Smith reports arriving at the scene.
  • 7:52 PM – Witness A makes call from the Beaver Pond, roughly a 15-minute drive away from the accident scene. This means she would have passed the scene at approximately 7:37 PM, where she reports having seen a police SUV parked nose-to-nose with the Saturn. This is the crux of the “problem” with the timeline, because it suggests she saw a police SUV on scene about 10 minutes before police were there.

Yes, all logs are going to have some amount of inaccuracies, but luckily 3 out of those 4 times have digital time stamps, and are therefore not subject to human error (7:27 - 7:42 - 7:52). The only one really up for debate is Cecil’s arrival time of 7:46 PM, which is why we focused on that in the episode.

What is the evidence to support Cecil’s earlier arrival?

  1. Witness A seeing a police SUV on scene at approximately 7:37 PM.

What is the evidence to support Cecil’s 7:46 PM arrival time?

  1. Official dispatch log of 7:46 PM;
  2. Official police report of 7:45 PM;
  3. Reports that Smith was at the Haverhill Police Station when dispatched, which is consistent with the route he describes himself in the O2 interview (14 minutes if speeding;18 minutes drive, which puts him there at 7:42 PM – 7:47 PM);
  4. Atwood saying police arrived "7-9 minutes" after he called 911 (approx. 7:49 PM- 7:51 PM);
  5. Reports the Westman's said police arrived about 15 minutes after the bus left, which was 4-5 minutes afte
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ThinkOrSwim 8/19 Status

Update:
The issues APPEAR to be largely resolved. TD has pointed out that Level 2 data might still be flaky.
We will continue this status thread through tomorrow and see how it goes. From there open it back up to individual issues.

I want to thank the vast majority of the community for seeing it through. This has been very frustrating few days and the lack of clear communication from TDA on the expectations has been a little more than unfortunate.

The mods here are committed to providing a great community for ThinkOrSwim users and do this of their own free time. I can assure you that providing a positive community for you all is the only motivation and as stated multiple times, we are retail traders like all of you, we are not affiliated with or have stake in TD Ameritrade.

Thanks again -

Edit: Sporadic reports of slow data. Please remember to trade carefully until we are sure that the issues are behind us.

There are alternative platforms available to monitor positions and make trades. Please use them if you are not comfortable with the performance of ThinkorSwim.

Original post:

TDA Is saying ToS should be good to go, though mentions to have alternative available.

https://twitter.com/TDAmeritrade/status/1296073283994099712

Please post any status related comments here.

This is a frustrating situation for everyone, please be civil.

We will be removing new threads about status.

EDIT: After market open getting reports of slow or missing data.

EDIT: Reminder, other platforms to access if ToS is giving you problems.Web: https://trade.thinkorswim.com/IoS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thinkorswim-buy-sell-trade/id299366785Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devexperts.tdmobile.platform.android.thinkorswim&hl=en_US

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The Next Processor Change is Within ARMs Reach

As you may have seen, I sent the following Tweet: “The Apple ARM MacBook future is coming, maybe sooner than people expect” https://twitter.com/choco_bit/status/1266200305009676289?s=20

Today, I would like to further elaborate on that.

tl;dr
Apple will be moving to Arm based macs in what I believe are 4 stages, starting around 2015 and ending around 2023-2025: Release of T1 chip Macbooks, release of T2 chip Macbooks, Release of at least one lower end model Arm Macbook, and transitioning full lineup to Arm. Reasons for each are below.

Apple is very likely going to switch to switch their CPU platform to their in-house silicon designs with an ARM architecture. This understanding is a fairly common amongst various Apple insiders. Here is my personal take on how this switch will happen and be presented to the consumer.

The first question would likely be “Why would Apple do this again?”. Throughout their history, Apple has already made two other storied CPU architecture switches - first from the Motorola 68k to PowerPC in the early 90s, then from PowerPC to Intel in the mid 2000s. Why make yet another? Here are the leading reasons:

  • Intel has, in recent years, been making significant losses both in reputation and in actual product value, as well as velocity of product development, breaking their bi-yearly “Tick Tock” cycle for the first time in decades. Most recently, they have fallen well behind AMD’s processor lines in cost to performance ratio, CPU core count, core design (monolithic design vs “chiplet”), power consumption to performance, silicon supply (Intel with significant manufacturing process and yield issues), and on-silicon security features. While Intel still wins out in certain enterprise and datacenter applications, as well as having a much better reputation for reliability and QA (AMD having shipped numerous chips with a broken random- number generator that prevented even booting some mainstream operating system), the number of such applications slowly dwindles with each new release from AMD, and as confidence among decisionmakers in enterprise increases. In the public consciousness, Intel is quickly becoming a point of ridicule against Apple’s Mac lineup, rather than a badge of honor.
  • By moving to their own designs, Apple will be free from Intel’s release schedule, which have recently been unpredictable and faced with routine delays due to poor manufacturing yields.
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I’m attempting to change the way financial market advice is delivered, to better serve the smaller end of the investor spectrum

Hello from Sydney, Australia! As the title says, I’m trying to change the way general stock market advice is delivered to create better value for investors, specifically those with investable capital in the sub $10k category.

I live in arguably the most tightly regulated jurisdiction in the world for financial advice and financial services in general. The Australian regulatory model is considered one of the gold standards across the world, and I believe this offers a significant advantage if we’re marketing globally. It is however very expensive to remain licensed and compliant. This is one reason advice here is often so costly.

For the above reasons, professional stock market advice is almost inaccessible to the general public. If you’re someone trying to build a portfolio with sub $10k, the cost of advice can eat up a large percentage of your investable capital.

Almost the entire industry currently runs on a monthly or yearly subscription model, charging anywhere from $40 - $1,000 per month depending on your requirements. Even then, these subscriptions are so generalized that many investors won’t find utility in most of the recommendations put forward.

I’m introducing a new model. I’m going to allow clients to build a tailored list of stocks they want to follow, and charge per stock ($5 per 12 months as of right now).

This means a client can build a list of 20 stocks that they’re interested in, and pay just $100 for an entire year of access to those stocks, including all updates to the research. The charge is NON-RECURRING after the 12 months - the client has to opt back in. This allows them the chance to make adjustments to their list so they’re not paying for advice they’re not using. The research is conducted and delivered entirely in house, by us, a fully licensed and regulated firm.

A key problem with the current industry standard subscription model is that it’s not transparent. People don’t know what they’re actually getting until they subscribe. With my service, I solve that problem by making my entire list of coverage public, allowing clients to essentially create a shopping list containing whatever stocks they want.

In addition, we offer a “custom” research service where clients can submit a stock we don’t cover and we’ll research it on their behalf, delivering them a report in our standard format. This is more expensive at $50 per submission to reflect the time invested to conduct ground up analysis of the given company.

We also

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How the TFSA works

(Updated August 9th, 2020)

Background

You may have heard about off-shore tax havens of questionable legality where wealthy people invest their money in legal "grey zones" and don't pay any tax, as featured for example, in Netflix's drama, The Laundromat.

The reality is that the Government of Canada offers 100% tax-free investing throughout your life, with unlimited withdrawals of your contributions and profits, and no limits on how much you can make tax-free. There is also nothing to report to the Canada Revenue Agency. Although Britain has a comparable program, Canada is the only country in the world that offers tax-free investing with this level of power and flexibility.

Thank you fellow Redditors for the wonderful Gold Award and Today I Learned Award!

(Unrelated but Important Note: I put a link at the bottom for my margin account explainer. Many people are interested in margin trading but don't understand the math behind margin accounts and cannot find an explanation. If you want to do margin, but don't know how, click on the link.)

As a Gen-Xer, I wrote this post with Millennials in mind, many of whom are getting interested in investing in ETFs, individual stocks, and also my personal favourite, options. Your generation is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this extremely powerful program at a relatively young age. But whether you're in your 20's or your 90's, read on!

Are TFSAs important? In 2020 Canadians have almost 1 trillion dollars saved up in their TFSAs, so if that doesn't prove that pennies add up to dollars, I don't know what does. The TFSA truly is the Great Canadian Tax Shelter.

I will periodically be checking this and adding issues as they arise, to this post. I really appreciate that people are finding this useful. As this post is now fairly complete from a basic mechanics point of view, and some questions are already answered in this post, please be advised that at this stage I cannot respond to questions that are already covered here. If I do not respond to your post, check this post as I may have added the answer to the FAQs at the bottom.

How to Invest in Stocks

A lot of people get really excited - for good reason - when they discover that the TFSA allows you to invest in stocks, tax free. I get questions about which stocks to buy.

I have made some comments about that throughout this post, however; I can't comprehensively answer that question. Having said that, though, if you're int

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Detailed step-by-step discussion of airport intake for a long-term resident

This is a niche post for those who want information about flying internationally into Korea during COVID times. I know I found these accounts very helpful as we prepared for our trip, so I wanted to share our experience here in case it will help someone else. I do understand that some redditors find this all a bit repetitive, which I get. This really will only be of interest to those planning to fly into Korea from another country. I include what information we were asked for and an overall description of the process. I don't address quarantine itself here since that's been pretty straightforward IMHO.

We flew from Atlanta to Incheon on Korean Air. We are US citizens and long-term residents, but this is our first time in the country. So, we do not yet have our Alien Resident Card (ARC). Because we are long-term residents, we are permitted to quarantine in an apartment, rather than a government facility. We arranged to stay at an AirBnB in Yongsan-gu. We asked in advance if we could quarantine there. They were fine with it, and others had quarantined before at this apartment.

Apartment tip: if you have kids or care about getting fresh air, I recommend finding a place with a view to the exterior of your apartment. Some of the places we found had outdoor spaces that were essentially courtyards, so they were enclosed by the walls of the house and you couldn’t see out to the street. Even though our apartment only has a balcony (or veranda, as they call them here) and therefore doesn’t have a lot of room for the kids to play, we can stand outside and watch the street traffic and pedestrians. It helps feel like we’re a part of something and gives us something to talk about. It’s been a great option for us.

On the flight, you will receive a great deal of documentation to fill out for your arrival, as is usual, though this seemed more extensive than other countries we’ve traveled to. That said, I believe all of this was the normal Korean paperwork. Still, be prepared to spend probably 10 minutes per person filling out forms on the flight.

Tip: I strongly recommend bringing a reusable fully enclosed plastic envelope that you can easily access throughout the process. You are going to juggle a lot of paperwork throughout the intake process. Start out by putting your key items in there: passport, visa approval, ARC, etc. Then, store the rest of the paperwork you acquire throughout the process in there. It is a lot, and at different points in the process, you will n

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In-Depth Review: Dell Inspiron 14 5405 with 4700U (With pictures!) AMA as well!

Hello guys!

UPDATE ON BATTERY LIFE AND EXTRA THOUGHTS HERE:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AMDLaptops/comments/i6sili/update_dell_inspiron_14_5405_battery_life_and/

TL;DR: Excellent design, solid quality and premium feel, good keyboard but an acquired taste, windows precision touchpad, bright and comfortable matte screen, solid performance, easy upgradability and serviceability. An almost perfect laptop sabotaged by Dell’s nonsensical decision to put a ridiculously small battery in there. (Will run another battery benchmark to confirm).

Intro:

I’ve just received my Dell Inspiron 14 5405 today. I haven’t seen any reviews online about this machine (apart from a single, very surface-level, Japanese review), so I’ve taken it upon myself to review this laptop as best as I can for you all. I hope this can shed some light on what turns out to be a very obscure laptop. Beyond the review itself, AMA if you want any further information. I’m far from the most active redditor myself, but I’d love to help people who are interested by this device.

What a gorgeous design!

Shipping:

It was ordered on the 26th of July, was shipped a couple of days later. It arrived today, the 7th of August, in the early portion of their estimated delivery range, so that’s a good start. I live in France and the laptop was shipped from Taiwan, so props to them, the timing wasn’t too bad given the human malware we’re stuck with.

Availability:

By the way, it looks like I’ve been lucky and managed to snag one of them before they disappeared from the online store a few days later. Everything seems to point towards AMD Renoir APU shortages as the cause for this. I’ve seen another poster comment that the HP Envy 360 disappeared to, so most manufacturers seem to be affected by this. No, the laptops aren’t being discontinued, because I’ve seen a single configuration of the Inspiron 14 5405 go back onto the shelves of the Dell online store.

Specs:

CPU Ryzen 7 4700U

GPU Radeon Vega 7

RAM 1 x 8Gb Samsung 3200MHz 22-22-22-52-74 DDR4 SODIMM at 1.2V; upgraded to 2 x 8Gb with identical speed and timings

Display No way to confirm this as I don’t own a colour calibrator like the Spyder 5, but pretty dam

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There have been multiple articles on the appointment of Tony Sewell as chair of the governments new race review where the focus of the articles is attacking him. I have written a small piece defending him.

Tony Sewell has been appointed to be the chair on Boris Johnson’s commission on race and ethnic inequality in the UK and here is an article by the BBC on it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53428248 and by the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/16/concern-choice-charity-boss-tony-sewell-head-uk-race-commission and by the Evening Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tony-sewell-government-race-commission-criticism-a4500521.html

The criticism around him and his appointment seems to be founded in lies, misrepresentations of his views or a lack of knowledge about race differences in education which is his primary focus.

To give a bit of background, Sewell is a black Caribbean sociologist from South London who has focused on education and the plight of poor black Caribbean boys. He believes that the reasons why they do poorly in schools is primarily because of culture (gangs and rejection of middle class school values) and absentee fathers rather than racism. Here are a selection of articles by him so you can get a flavour of his work: https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/black-boys-victimhood-school https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/mar/15/black-boys-too-feminised-fathers

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/29/talk-gang-cultures-elephant-room-absent-black-fathers/http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2008/10/27/londonpeople_tony_sewell.shtml http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/890214.stm https://www.theguardian.com/education/2004/mar/30/schools.raceineducation

and a quote from him:

“More than racism, I now firmly believe that the main problem holding back black boys academically is their over-feminised upbringing. First, because with the o

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I'm happy to admit that I'm a total idiot

I'm not trying to pass as a genius or savvy investor at all but most of my positions have been up. I started investing in mid June 2016 and there was a time I dipped into 3x leveraged ETFs like JNUG hoping to make quick bucks. I failed and lost a bit of money (about $3000). Back then I read charts like crazy, trying to predict the trend, looking to the Fed minutes, etc. Guess what? One day I was sure that my positions would go up and when the Fed released their statement, it went down.

I was sick of it. In the very beginning, I invested in AMD, NVIDIA, APPLE, and TWITTER. During all that time I toiled over fundamentals, charts, etc, those stocks steadily climbed. I realized had I not trying to get rich quick, I would be in far better position with those simple blue chip stocks.

So I changed the way I invest.

I stopped paying too much attention to the news. I stopped reading annual reports, I don't care what the fundamentals are, I wouldn't give a damn if the apocalypse hit tomorrow. Candlesticks, earning, financial statements are all meaningless.

I buy and DCA (Dollar cost average) everything. Every paycheck I set aside a certain amount and put into stocks and ETF

This is my current portfolio

AMD, NVDA, APPL, MSFT, VOO, VTI, SPY, SCHG, VGT, XLK, FINX, QQQ, QTEC, FTEC, ESPO, SMH, MGK.

If you think "ha, this idiot actually bought SPY and VOO, they are the same shit"

Yes, that's why I admitted I'm an idiot. Perhaps a lucky idiot. The only stock that I lost money is SQ. I bought it at all time high in 2018 and the stock went nearly sideway in 2019 so I sold it at a loss of $200 and invested that money into something else. All of my positions have been going up.

Sometimes I tried to dabble into options trading after seeing mad gains from wallstreetbet.

The main problem: again, I'm an idiot. A happy idiot in fact. No matter how much I read/watch YT videos, I don't understand theta, delta, exercise, short leg, long leg, time value, intrinsic value, strike price. Ok, I do understand the definitions but I don't know how they can connect to each other to make me money.

So I dropped option trading completely, not even attempt to do anything about it

My portfolio hit all time low on March 20 at -17.33%, today it hit all time high at 18%. It climbed about 40% for the past 3 months

All due to DCA. I steadily put money into stock every 2 weeks. I don't care if the market hit all time high or all time low, I buy. When RH crashed and everyone freaked out, i

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BKYI DD (MUST READ)

BKYI DD

What is BKYI (BIO-key)?

BIO-key is an American company and a leading developer of fingerprint biometric authentication and security solutions. The company's capabilities prevent false identities through alias checks and hardware independence. They have 25 years of biometrics experience a line of various products and patents which we’ll get into later. Their solutions turn your fingerprint into an authentication key, providing secure and convent sign in to websites, file and applications.

SOFTWARE (READ THIS SECTION)

WEB-key: Fingerprint biometric-based advanced authentication solution that has achieved the highest independently tested and verified NIST benchmarks for fingerprint identification speed and accuracy.

Where it can be used

  • Factor floors or warehouses were workers are interacting directly with order inventory systems
  • Retail banks when accessing sensitive customer information
  • Hospitals or clinics were workers with different authority and permissions maybe be using common workstations
  • For EVERY BUSINESS, where mobile employees and contractors are accessing your systems and data from home and other non-secure locations (often smartphones).

Why Use it?

  • Less expensive than other biometric solutions such as iris scanning
  • Extremely secure; PKI encryption protects all data in transit between WEB-key components
  • Cloud ready; can be used in public or private cloud
  • Extremely scalable; built for the masses

VST: Vector Segment Technology is a highly accurate, scalable, NIST-tested fingerprint-based biometric identification solution.

Why does it matter?

  • During NIST testing, VST achieved the highest overall ranking in key accuracy metrics among commercially-available products
  • VST supports devices from every major fingerprint scanner manufacturer and provides complete reader interoperability
  • Enables performance speed exceeding millions of matches per second without degrading accuracy.
  • Provides support for FBI, NIST, ANSI, BioAPI, and ISO fingerprint standards. Fingerprint templates can be generated in an open format for use by another fingerprint biometrics solution at any time

Omni-Pass consumer: OmniPass Consumer can protect user data, solve the problem of multiple passwords and poor password practices and increase security.

Why use it?

  • Secure Password Vault
  • Saves Time and Streamlines Sign-in
  • Stores Limitless Number of Passwords
  • Safe Convenient Access to Your Favorite Websites
  • Eliminates the “Forgot
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Subreddit rule overhaul: taking a hard line against harassment, the importance of user reports, banned topics and other changes

######DISCLAIMER: The contents of this post are purely informative and don't serve as replacement for the detailed version of the subreddit rules. Please refer to the latter instead of this post when looking for an explanation of said rules.

Update #1: Point 1 of the updated NSFW policy was edited to clarify that it only affects text, as NSFW images are already covered by points 3, 4 and 5 of the same rule.

Update #2: Fixed several broken links on New and Mobile Reddit's rules section.


###Hello r/magiarecord!

With the English server in the middle of its 3rd consecutive summer event, JP players looking forward to the upcoming 3rd anniversary, and the second cour of the anime announced although still awaiting its release date, Magia Record fans aren't running out of reasons to talk about the franchise with others, which should make the subreddit more entertaining for everyone.

...or so we would like to think, right?

Be it frustration caused by the ongoing pandemic (spoiler: it affects us all), summer boredom or other issues that are irrelevant, the truth is that a handful of bad apples are trying their best to drag others down lately.

Long story short, a vocal small portion of the community who deals in absolutes has become comfortable insulting and ridiculing people over fandom ships, headcanons or misguided interpretations of Japanese media, which in turn enables others to retaliate with the same force, creating a climate of toxicity that bothers those who tune in to have fun and disconnect from the issues of the real world, something especially important at the present time.

###This goes against what the majority of r/magiarecord stands for, and we can no longer remain silent and see the problem take root in our community.

Said shenanigans have become more common recently, but it’s undeniable that they go way back, and while we moderators have tried our best to deescalate arguments by keeping a low profile, this is not enough anymore —despite the fact that we are quite active and responsive by as far as Reddit moderation usually goes, if I must say so myself. We mods have to take a public stand against harassment and toxicity, inform users of how they can help, and put a stop to it together.

Taking the events into consideration, we have decided to accelerate our previously planned rule overhaul and are placing special emphasis on personal attacks, unfounded claims and an illustrat

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First Contact - TOTAL WAR - 219 (Foxtrot-Nine-Two)

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Mukstet got out of the striker slowly, his spine feeling bruised, and stretched. A small team of maintenance greenies were rushing forward in their armor, toolkits on their backs, as 973 climbed out of the cockpit engineering space. 973 held out a bladearm and the maintenance team slapped theirs against his as they rushed by.

--still in kinda one piece-- 973 said.

"Don't forget to tell them to double-check the psychic array's log, find out how it got through the passives," Mukstet said.

Icons flashed rapidly between 973's antenna then stopped. --told them--

"Get some rest," Mukstet said unnecessarily. 973 threw up a sleeping smiley face and scuttled away.

There were tents up already, bulldozers roaring as dirt was pushed into place to make a berm. In a way it was funny, all the technological advances like battle-screens and Terran military doctrine still said "Dirt. A pile of dirt. A big honking pile of dirt! That's what you need! I guess you can add an integrity field if you're a wuss or something..." over and over. Still, a pile of dirt, an integrity field, and a set of battlescreens could even take a couple of hits from a hellbore in the same spot and still protect the troops behind it.

From what Mukstet had read in class, the Terrans had even used dirt emplacements as protection during atomic weapon exchanges.

He couldn't image that. Knowing that an atomic in the tens of megatons was coming and just hiding behind a pile of dirt thinking "this will totally protect me long enough to charge across the atomic glass and chainsword that dude over there" like he'd read about.

Mukstet stopped and leaned against a section of striker armor that had been pulled off of one of the damaged strikers.

He'd read both Lanaktallan military theory and Terran military theory as part of the pilot course. Lanaktallan theory assumed everything would work perfectly under the conditions described by the manufacturer and the design lab. Terran stuff was "Well, it might work, if it doesn't have you tried kicking it?" As far as military maneuvers,

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Your Garmin watch hasn't connected since yesterday morning. You don't want to know why.

If you have a Garmin watch or bike computer or whatever, you've probably seen a problem by now. ZDNet has a good story -- but the ZDNet story doesn't know everything. I don't either, but I know more than they do. Enough I'm leaving town.

I first had trouble yesterday morning. I wanted to add a weight to my health profile, but the Garmin app sat and sat, and finally gave me an error, something like, "Our servers are down for maintenance. Please try again soon."

That's never happened before -- which for three years of everyday use is actually a pretty good record. I just shrugged, made a mental note, and went on with my morning routine.

That afternoon I remembered to try again, but got the same error. (I can't quote it exactly; right now the app just throws me back to the home screen.) I'd let an update to the app install just a couple of days before, so I thought, Great! Another buggy update!

I checked reviews in the app store, and the most recent ones all complain about the same thing. So I settled myself to wait for an update-fixing update.

But then I went to the Garmin website, and discovered they've posted a message:

> We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin.com and Garmin Connect. This outage also affects our call centers, and we are currently unable to receive any calls, emails or online chats. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and apologize for this inconvenience.

So I googled "garmin down" and got the ZDNet article I linked to. The article says Garmin was hit by "ransomware" -- somebody encrypting their files to extort money.

I don't know ransomware from Tupperware, but I've got a friend -- Sam, let's say -- who writes apps for the Apple store. I've got an app of his, that uses my Garmin data to produce pretty graphs to make me feel like all my jogging actually accomplishes something. It's a pretty popular app.

So this afternoon I texted Sam, Haz you seen this? -- and a link to ZDNet.

He sent back, Yep thats nasty. Poor garmin and a laughy face.

I didn't think it was funny -- if the servers don't come back, a lot of people lose their old data; the Garmin app doesn't store anything -- and I was about to text him back when my phone rang, a number I didn't know.

I declined it. It immediately rang again, the same number; I declined it again. It rang a third time.

Robocal

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I'm building Soosee, an app made in SwiftUI that scans food labels and uses AR to highlight ingredients related to allergies, non-vegan, environmentally unfriendly, keto diet and more. Please help me improve it!

Hi all! My ex girlfriend was allergic to oranges. Every time I went to get groceries for her I would have to check the ingredient list to check for oranges or derivatives.

When Corona started I was stuck home for a few weeks so I decided to build an app that quickly scans the ingredient list for words that you're allergic to. While I'm fortunately not allergic to anything, it's already been useful for me when doing groceries for a friend of mine who is lactose intolerant. And because the Soosee (pronounced zoo-sea) can scan in different languages it's also useful for when you're on vacation!

You can see it in action here.

With the help of more than 15 people from all over the world, the app is now translated into more than 12 languages from Lithuanian to Chinese to Hungarian to Italian. With more being worked on as I type this. The word lists for the most common allergies are translated to 20 languages.

Besides allergies and vegan products I'm working on adding support for ingredients that have an impact on the environment such as palm oil 🌴, ingredients related to religions such as halal, as well as diets and cosmetics.

I'm hoping to get some feedback from people on if this would be useful and how I could improve the app more. You can find some more info at www.soosee.app. Please sent me some honest feedback, open to hearing anything critical 🙂

Join the Testflight here

I created a subreddit where people can leave feedback /r/soosee

edit: Wow, blown away by the response! I'm fixing a tiny annoying bug that someone just reported but I'll answer every single one of you! Leave your email here and I'll send you the invite, it's getting a bit much to respond to every one haha! (first world problem I know 🙂 )

edit2: Fixed the bug but unfortunately running into this issue right now: https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/133781

Will send out the testflight invites ASAP!

edit3: Just send out the first batch ! Thanks all, please break it and send feedback through the in app feedback button or through testflight by making screenshots 🙂

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NLST THE STOCK THAT WILL GO TO JUPITER AND BACK.

Guys please take a read, this is better than Gnus and probably XSPA.

Netlist NLST won a court case against the tech giant Google.

what does Netlist does: Netlist provides high-performance SSDs and modular memory subsystems to enterprise customers in diverse industries. The Company's NVMe™ SSD portfolio provides industry-leading performance offered in multiple capacities and form factors. HybriDIMM™, Netlist's next-generation storage class memory product, addresses the growing need for real-time analytics in Big Data applications, in-memory databases, high-performance computing and advanced data storage solutions. Netlist also manufactures a line of specialty and legacy memory products to storage customers, appliance customers, system builders and cloud and datacenter customers. Netlist holds a portfolio of patents in the areas of server memory, hybrid memory, storage class memory, rank multiplication and load reduction. To learn more, visit www.netlist.com.

(computer parts, SSD)

They STOLE a patent and HAVE TO TAKE A DECISION ON THE 15 OF JULY next Wednesday my dudes.

ok these parts have been used in nearly every modern computer (after 2010) in which the case started. We are talking about easily a 2B+ to 10B+ settlement for NSLT and they are a very small cap stock. But Google turned around and sent Netlist packing and decided it was cheaper to steal and use the technology than to pay Netlist a proper setlement. Legally, that is called willful infringement; and the law says that the infringer will have to pay triple damages for their ill gained profit.

Google probably makes YEARLY 20B+ on these patents alone imagine 10 YEARS , just let that sink in.

Now the case has been taken by a unanimous by all of the three judges (This is Important) and they decided that the 912 patent is rightfully from Net List . so that means they have a hot patent in a 300B+ sector so you tell me.

912 patent: ( Netlist believes that the teachings of the '912 patent can be found in various DDR3 and DDR4 server DIMMs (Dual Inline Memory Module) as well as future products that will be produced under the DDR5 server DIMM standards currently being established by the industry.)

so you may be asking yourselves, WTF does this all mean and what are the possibles outcomes.

don"t worry i gotcha covered. (in order

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Android Weather Apps To Replace Dark Sky

Dark Sky, previously a favorite weather app for both IOS and Android users alike was acquired by Apple in March of this year and since then, it has been discovered that the app is now pulling its support for the Android OS.

This leaves a large number of users with the problem of needing to find a new weather app to suit their needs. Thankfully, there are a number of great options still available for Android that deserve the chance to amaze.

In this article, you will be able to find the best weather app for you, whatever your needs may be.

1. ClimaCell

ClimaCell is breaking new ground in the weather app arena, by combining traditional methods of weather data collection with the use of cellular towers and connected technologies such as automobiles to provide an incredibly accurate picture of what is happening at all times. Users are able to adjust the app to suit their needs, making sure that it can be useful to everyone.

Along with the standard weather information, the app also provides information on the quality of the air, fires, and hazards on roads. Reliable weather data can be localized to a massive extent or spread across a wider range.

Get it on the Google Play Store today.

2. Overdrop

The beauty in the Overdrop app, similarly to the aforementioned Dark Sky, is in the simplicity of its design. All of the relevant information that you need takes center stage and can easily be found within the app.

A single page shows you the current weather conditions. Underneath that, you'll find information on the temperature, rainfall, and wind conditions. There's also an hourly forecast.

In addition to these features, Overdrop also comes built-in with a 96-hour radar functionality, so you can see the weather systems as they form.

You can download it on the Google Play Store now.

3. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is the go-to app for those of you that have a deep love for meteorology and a thirst for vast information. There's a separate section related to news stories and the app comes filled with videos in a separate tab. Some of the adverts can be cumbersome

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I Read It So You Don't Have To: Class with the Countess (by LuAnn de Lesseps)

After my most recent adventure through the topsy-turvy mind of Kelly Bensimon in I Can Make You Hot!, it seems only fitting that my next literary endeavor provides a complementary perspective on self-improvement from another of RHONY's most erudite minds. That's right -- I extend to you all a most cordial invitation to join me as I master the fine art of manners with the queen of compunction herself, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, in her debut literary work, Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair.

Looking at the book's cover, I immediately feel a warm sense of reassurance as my eyes light upon the weighty gold chain hanging pendulously off of LuAnn's neck, a dozen jewel-toned baubles dangling haphazardly and drawing my attention away from the slight hint of cleavage exposed by her fitted salmon scoop-neck. It is 2009 again, and I am eager to return -- at least for the next 258 pages -- to a simpler time. A time when the Black Eyed Peas reigned, a year when the VMAs were Kanye's biggest controversy, an era when LuAnn de Lesseps was still rightfully titled with her well-deserved Countess honorific.

And possibly a time before the invention of sarcasm, if this quote on the back cover gives any indication. It would take a lot to convince me that this review was given with anything less than complete ironic disdain. I could have copied it word-for-word into my own book report and no one would have been the wiser.

>"Being an extremely low-born and gauche person, I rely heavily on the Countess for tips on good manners and etiquette. She has also taught me how to be more sassy and alluring." -- Simon Doonan, author of Eccentric Glamour

A hearty cheers to you, Simon Doonan, although it feels a bit unsettling to be shown up so early in my journey. Nevertheless, I must admit that I'm eager to learn how I myself can become more sassy and alluring, so I open to the Introduction ("How Does a Countess Come to Be on Reality TV?") and begin to read. LuAnn begins by sharing with us the reason she felt so compelled to write the volume I hold before me:

>Since the first season of The Real Housewives of New York City began to air, I have been deluged with e-mails and letters asking my advice on everything from what to wear to knowing what to say, from table manners to how to radiate confidence.

I steadfastly refuse to believe that there is even one single person in the world who wrote out the ques

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Offseason Review: New York Giants Edition

New York Giants

2019 Summary

Division: NFC East (4-12, 3rd)

Before I start I just want to warn everyone that I'm generally incredibly long-winded. So: if you don't want to read all of my commentary and just want the tl;dr version, I will put that in a comment and link that comment <<<HERE>>> The tl;dr version will mostly just be a few tables of main coaching changes, free agency, draft, predicted record, without any of my notes. Now that that's done:

Ups:

  • Daniel Jones flashed the ability to be a legit player for the Giants, starting with his first start, a wild one in TB where he led a game-winning drive.
  • Darius Slayton surprised as a good WR after being selected in the 5th round.
  • Ryan Connelly played well out of the gate as a 5th round rookie LB.
  • Dalvin Tomlinson had a more productive year as a pass rusher

Downs:

  • Injuries were a significant problem; Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, Jabrill Peppers, and Daniel Jones all missed games with injuries.
  • Very few of the young players the Giants added to the roster under Dave Gettleman took steps forward; Jones and Dexter Lawrence were good, but DeAndre Baker, Will Hernandez, BJ Hill, Lorenzo Carter, and Oshane Ximines, the rest of the Giants top 100 picks under Gettleman (besides Barkley who we know is good), all struggled at times or had their roles reduced at times.
  • Many veterans the Giants would need to rely on struggled; Nate Solder, Janoris Jenkins, Alec Ogletree for example.
  • The Giants only won 4 games all year, being among the worst teams in the league, and in many of their games, were down by 10+ points at some point in the first half.

So it came as no surprise when HC Pat Shurmur was fired after this up and (mostly) down season. However, in a move that surprised many (myself included) GM Dave Gettleman was retained.

Coaching Changes

Coaching Changes:

Title Old Coach New Coach (2019 Position)
Head Coach Pat Shurmur Joe Judge (NE STC/WR Coach)
Offensive Coordinator Mike Shula Jason Garrett (DAL HC)
Defensive Coordinator James Bettcher Patrick Graham (MIA DC)
Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey Thomas McGaughey
QB Coach Mike Shula Jerry Schuplinski (MIA Asst QB Coach)
RB Coach Craig Johnson Burton Burns (Alabama)
WR Coach Tyke Tolbert Tyke Tolbert
TE Coach Lunda Wells Fred
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Song of the Week #376: Cleanin' Out My Closet

Welcome everybody to the second SotW of August. Just like last week, we'll be featuring a track that we haven't really listened to in while. The track that we will be featuring for the next seven days, is 'Cleanin' Out My Closet'.

'Cleanin' Out My Closet' was the second single released off of 'The Eminem Show' following 'Without Me'. However, unlike the preceding single which was as his humorous Slim Shady persona, 'Cleanin' Out My Closet' was a serious yet sarcastic song based on his childhood and relationships. It also depicts Eminem venting his anger towards his mother, Debbie Mathers, for the way she raised him. In the chorus, Em sarcastically apologizes to his mother for hurting her and making her cry, but takes it back by showing the world what his mother, according to him, was really like.

It became the second Top 10 single from the album, reaching number four on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, and one of the highest-charting singles of his career. The song did not reach number one on any foreign charts, but was certified Platinum in Australia. 'Cleanin' Out My Closet' was also used in the initial theatrical trailer to Eminem's film '8 Mile', released in November of 2002.

With the release of 'The Marshall Mathers LP2' in 2013, Eminem apologized to his mother on the track 'Headlights'. He stated (among other things such as wrongfully mocking her drug problem, regretting that he never let his daughters meet their grandmother) that he cringes when he hears 'Cleanin' Out My Closet' on the radio, and that he does not play the song in his concerts anymore.

It was also reported by D12 member Kuniva that 'Cleanin' Out My Closet' was originally planned to be a D12 track on their debut studio album 'Devil’s Night'.

Every week there will be a new song that gets featured at the top of the subreddit. Users can leave a comment and the song that gets the most votes might be the new Song of the Week. Suggestions for improving the next post are encouraged.

This week's Nominator: Bamonk

The Song: Cleanin' Out My Closet - iTunes

In-App link(s): spotify:track:5yMZU1xolje7E1xGmezcuj

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I Read It So You Don't Have To: Love Italian Style (by Melissa Gorga)

As much as I've been enjoying our literary exploration of RHONY's trailblazing cosmopolites, I think it's time to mix things up and travel approximately thirty miles down the road to get a taste of the suburban paradise that is the non-Jersey-Shore part of New Jersey. And since I'm sure we could all use a little bit of extra help keeping that spark alive -- especially in these trying times -- what better place to start than Melissa Gorga's 2013 relationship advice book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage.

If you were in any doubt as to our author's expertise on the particular issue at hand, never fear! You have only to flip the book over to its back cover to be thoroughly rid of any residual skepticism. What is love, if not those nuzzling noses, that slender hand thrown into contrast against a patch of coarse, hoary facial hair? However, I have to admit that my personal definition of love would probably have included a little help from my friendly neighborhood tooth-whitening app. Between an unfortunately positioned shadow and the striking contrast of Melissa's hyper-peroxided chompers, poor Joe looks like he got pulled into this photo shoot midway through eating a particularly unwieldy Tootsie Roll.

In the introduction ("Blueprint for a Better Marriage"), Melissa primes us on her motivations for writing this book.

>Since I entered the world of reality TV, the number one message I get from fans is, "I want your marriage!"

She continues,

>The number two message I get from fans: "How do you do it?"

I think a far more interesting question would be, Why do you do it, but that's neither here nor there. Melissa goes to empower the reader with the knowledge that, no matter the state of their marriage, there's always a way to turn things around.

>If other women want a close-to-perfect marriage, they can have it, too. It's their choice. Even if they don’t think they are, they are in control. Women steer the ship. What they say and how they act towards their partner will directly correlate with his response.

I am breathless with relief, and immediately begin making plans to send a copy of this book to every domestic violence hotline in the nation. How silly of me -- the solution was there the whole time! How disappointing that all of those other women couldn't have just tried a little harder.

With that selfless act of charity over

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I am 19 years old, live in Los Angeles, and make $35,000 as a summer intern in finance and undergraduate TA.

Assets and Debt

Retirement: $10,000 (my last summer internship set up a 401K for us, and I put most of my earnings then into it)

Investment: $21,000 (mostly from scholarships won back in high school)

Checking: $20,000 (from TAship, various odd tutoring jobs, and whatever pay I've received so far from this internship)

Debt: None (my parents are paying for my college)

Income

Summer Internship Monthly Take Home: $7,500, for 2.5 months (mid-June to end-August), after taxes. This is a fairly well-paying internship (my last summer's take-home was around $5,000 per month).

Undergraduate TA Monthly Take Home: $400, for 7 months (whenever college is in session), after taxes. I TA or grade papers for various math classes at my college. The pay varies from $15-$17/hour, and I typically work 6-8 hours a week. I use this money for paying for my own food and non-tuition related expenses in college.

Expenses

Rent: Living with my parents, but the firm provides a stipend for intern housing as well ($10,000)

Cellphone: Covered by parents

Netflix: $13, I cover for my family, Hulu: $12, I cover for my family, Wall Street Journal: Covered by my college

Gym: Prior to COVID, I spent $60 per month taking barre classes

Other: I don't own a pet or car, and have no regular therapy/medical expenses

Day 1: Friday

7:45am: Wake up and get ready for work. I head downstairs, make a mug of ginger tea and start up my work setup. I skim through emails, Slack, and messages before actually begin working.

9:00am: I join a Zoom meeting to discuss feedback for the internship. It's been weird doing a virtual internship and not being able to meet anyone else, but it's a great opportunity and I'm grateful for it.

11:00am: I meet with my manager and we discuss next steps for one of my projects. It's a short meeting and we finish within a half hour.

11:30pm: Head to the kitchen to make lunch. I'm never hungry enough to eat breakfast, so I like to eat lunch earlier than normal. Today, I make a oatmeal porridge with roasted carrots, parsley, and dill, and stir-fry some zucchini on the side. I take my lunch to eat in the garden with my parents, as a way to force myself to look away from my screens and enjoy nature.

12:30pm: Decide to resume working, but get side-tracked for a bit and end up shopping for perfumes. I end up ordering samples from Zoologist, which unfortunately does not provide free shipping. I debate whether to buy or not, but decide to splurg

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Under the Mortuary

I built out some small side content for a party of players going through Descent Into Avernus right now. I decided to write it up and share. Enjoy!

You may find the PDF for this content here: https://www.gmbinder.com/share/-MDjE5NIXpQ8imMnzkMk

Under the Mortuary

Overview

This is a small encounter that can be inserted into a full length campaign as needed. It includes an NPC, a monster, a map, and provides some plausible background information. As usual, the DM may need to do some work to blend this into an enjoyable experience for their players.

This content is intended for 3rd level characters.

Background

Torgal Cinderdoom is the sole mortician at a funerary home known as The Soul's Relief. It has been Torgal's life work to prepare the dead for their afterlife. His work is methodical and precise, and most patrons share praises of his discretion and delicacy in handling these difficult situations.

Torgal himself is an aging individual. His better years are behind him and he finds his work becoming more difficult. He's had apprentices come and go, but none have measured up to his standards yet. He now finds himself turning towards darker possibilities for finding an assistant to allow him to continue his work.

It is risky, but Torgal has decided that he will build himself an assistant. A true golem crafted by wizards or other arcanists would be exorbitant to commission. The materials alone would be more than he could hope to afford, but Torgal has become fixated on the idea and he has a whole host of parts at his disposal.

He's sought after the information on how to construct his new "apprentice," and has received guidance from followers of the Dead Three. Although his creation has been completed, it is unfortunately a bit less stable than he anticipated...

Torgal Cinderdoom

Torgal is an aging human. His skin is sickly and pallid and his face is gaunt. His eyes are still sharp and there is a wiry strength to him. He's balding, but what scraggly hair remains looks oily and is messily pushed towards the back of his head. He has a calm demeanor, is soft spoken, and takes pride in his work.

This pride is what is pushing Torgal to create his ghastly assistant. Torgal hopes that this creation will be able to elevate his mortuary practice to meet his own standards.

The Soul's Relief

This is the funerary home that Torgal operates. Its reputation is admirable, but the building is

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[A Fractured Song] - Chapter 50 - Fantasy, Isekai (Portal Fantasy), Adventure

Cover Art

Teaser: Where Frances and her friends plan to take Freeburg and run into immediate complications involving her bullies.

Story Summary: After years of beatings and neglect from her parents, 13-year old Frances was summoned with her entire class to the fantastical world of Durannon to fight the monsters invading the human kingdoms and defeat the "Demon King." If she succeeds, she might have the home she never had. But if she can't overcome the trauma and self-loathing inflicted on her by her abusive parents, Frances will die, and be summoned back to the home she escaped, on the day that she left.

[The Beginning] [<=Chapter 49] [Chapter Index and Blurb] [Chapter 51=>]

[Map of Durannon]

This chapter was pre-read by u/totallyundescript.


Birds-eye view of Freeburg Fortress.

The next morning, Igraine assembled Frances, Martin, Elizabeth, and the forty-five Otherworlders that were to be part of their force on a field beside their camp. There, Igraine introduced Frances and Martin, informed the gathering that they were in command, and then left to arrange her own forces.

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[Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/17 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.

Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!



~12:02 start, ~12:50 end

Major talking points he made:

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General

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Wear a mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & Minimize mixing.

Extraordinary weather conditions that many Californians are suffering through. Weather has included thousands of dry lightning strikes, causing fires. Wind gusts of up to 70 mph in Santa Ana. Hottest temps seen in 70 years. Death Valley may have recorded hottest temperature in modern recording history (~130F yesterday). Making a 5 degree change in your AC unit can save up to 20% of energy costs.

Thanks the citizens of CA for their efforts in reducing transmission of COVID-19. We are trending in the right direction but we must aim to be below 5% positivity rate.


Active Wildfires through the State:

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15 Active Fires burning: enormous heat index affects both citizens & our firefighters.

-River Fire: 10% contained (FMAG: federal entity helping with ability to distribute emergency resources)

-Ranch Fire: 19% contained

-Lake Fire: 31% contained

-Apple Fire: 95% contained (FMAG)


Actions CA is Taking to Conserve Energy:

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The pressure of the heat/weather has caused temporary service interruptions for some customers that will continue for the next few days.

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Expecting more strain on system particularly today: ~4400 Megawatts short of where we need to be. Addressing through different methods of procurement. You can't control the weather but you can prepare for the events. We failed to predict and plan these shortages. Simply unacceptable; Newsom takes responsibility for the shortcomings. Working to reduce energy use.

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Emergency proclamation to shift energy consumption:

  1. Large energy users to shift to back-up power during peak hours (~3pm-10pm). Winds have been mild which is good for fires but bad for wind energy.

  2. Utilities to power stored for PSPS. New protocols for PG&E & other independent suppliers of energy

  3. Working with ports & ships to reduce consumption from the grid while at port. West coast ports utilize a tremendous am

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Crumbling World Post-Mortem: The Story of a Failure

Hello everyone! My name is Dani Marti, and I’m the indie game developer behind Dume Arts. It’s been about a month since I launched my first game, titled Crumbling World.

My dream is to become a full-time game developer, and my journey started about three years ago. I’d like to share my experiences and thoughts so other game developers can learn from my mistakes.

Introduction

I’ve been working as a freelance Graphic Designer/Web Developer for nearly two decades. I discovered indie game development a few years ago and immediately fell in love. Despite my newfound passion for game development, I still have to pay my bills, so I’ve held on to my day job.

This trade-off has allowed me to fund Crumbling World, but it’s left me with limited time to work on game development. To facilitate my career transition, I taught myself 3-D modeling, Unity, and C# programming. While I’m not a full-time game developer yet, I’m enjoying the learning process of this new journey!

What is Crumbling World?

The original concept behind Crumbling World was born as a Game Jam entry. At this early stage, the gameplay was raw, but the key game mechanic (where the world rapidly crumbled below a player’s feet) attracted plenty of attention. Better yet, this early version of Crumbling World won first prize at Game Jam! While it was never my intention to convert Crumbling World into a commercial game, the wave of positive feedback I received after Game Jam made me reconsider.

As a result of this early success, Crumbling World became my first commercial game development project. At its core, Crumbling World is a dark fantasy, action-packed arcade game set in a sinister world covered in slowly decomposing land. It’s inspired by classic games such as Diablo, Ghouls’n’Ghosts, and the original Prince of Persia. If you’d like to learn more, I invite you to check out my Steam page for the game.

The Starting Point

As a newcomer to the world of indie games, I quickly learned that successful developers must wear many different hats. From creating the story to marketing, indie developers have to do it all. By far, the most challenging skill for me to develop was marketing. Growing an audience before launching a game is essential, so I was proactive in creating a buzz on Twitter and Instagram. While Facebook is a popular platform, I decided to focus on social media sites that hosted a vibrant and accessible gam

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Valve Index First Impressions coming from Rift

I got a Valve Index today and mostly came here to share some disappointment. I'm sure there are mistakes and possibly solutions to some of these problems as I've only had the device for less than 24hrs.

I've had a Rift for the last 3 years and was mostly happy with it except for the Facebook spying. Some issues with my Rift on a new PC and the announcement about the Facebook accounts being required soon pushed me over the edge to finally get an Index. I got lucky to get one so quickly. Whatever company represents them where I live their site said 6-8 week wait, sign up to be notified. I signed up and got a message 2 days later, "We got a new shipment. Order ASAP while supplies last". I ordered immediately and 2 days after that it arrived.

So, I unboxed it, set it up, started trying some stuff out. Hadn't really read any reviews in depth other than a general feeling that lots of them were saying it was the best of the current gen of VR devices. I did talk to a friend who has Rift, Quest, and an Index and he liked the Index controllers best but likes Quest in terms of just being able to use it immediately and no cables. I don't mind cables so much and further I want to play PC GPU based stuff, not mobile phone GPU stuff.

Anyway, since it just arrived and I've barely used it I'm already wondering if it was a mistake.

First thing, and I know I'm probably the only person in the world this affects, ... when I first set it up the hands were stuttering like crazy. After futzing with various things I finally figured out it was my infrared wireless headphones, or rather the base that is beaming out audio in infrared. This is disappointing as I pretty much always watch TV with the headphones so I don't annoy the neighbors (thin floors/thin walled apartment). I use infrared for 2 reasons. One, my stupid expensive Sony TV doesn't support bluetooth headphones even though it's running AndroidTV and has bluetooth!!! You can connect other bluetooth devices, just not headphones. No idea why they made that decision. The other is with infrared headphones you have one transmitter and as many sets of headphones as you want. I have 2 currently. I've had 4 in the past so more than one person can use them at the same time and/or switching is instant. If the batteries die just grab another. No need to switch output on the TV or re-pair bluetooth.

Anyway, shutting off the headphone base station fixed the hand stuttering issue with the Index but then later I tried to watch TV.

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AMZN Q2 earnings prediction

So here is my forecast for AMZN earnings. I will look at each branch separately to address risks and chances.

E-commerce: I don’t need to stress the increased demand. While at the beginning AMZN had some problems and was apparently overwhelmed by the huge demand, they seemed to execute quite well since mid May. I have read Mastercard’s numbers for ecommerce sales saying that they have increased 50-70% yoy throughout these 3 months. Traffic on amazon.com every day during q2 was at an average of 60-65% of Prime Day and Cyber Monday which just gives us an impression on how well the e-commerce sector has probably performed. In addition to that, several international markets like Japan, India and Brazil have seen large increases that they normally don’t even see during their respective holiday seasons (using the google trends search tool). E.g. the market in India and Japan don’t produce elevated revenue during the q4 (the quarter amazon posts the highest revenue of the year), now however the revenue accelerated during q2. Regarding the US, despite the weaknesses in fulfilling demand, stimulus checks were certainly used for spending and therefore as social distancing and the convenience of online shopping became more popular fueled Amazon‘s revenue stream. I expect a strong beat in the online-retail segment with the outlook being optimistic due to an increased shift of consumer behavior.

AWS: in the long term AWS surely benefits from COVID, as businesses tend to digitalize their infrastructure at an even higher pace. However, what Microsoft‘s Azure growth has shown us, is the fact that the investments into these kind of things have been postponed due to the uncertainty during this quarter. Microsoft’s Azure posted 47% revenue growth (50% without currency effects) that disappointed investors who were estimating 49%. On the other hand IBM‘s cloud segment beat estimates. So what’s the take for Amazon? I see the AWS segment as a possible negative surprise this quarter. They could slow like Azure to a sub 30% growth. They could also surprise positively with maintaining or increasing their growth, it’s a stab in the dark for me. This said, I believe the future, especially in the near term is bright for cloud overall. So while the focus of the earnings report will surely be e-commerce investors might cherry-pick an AWS slow-down to take profits but I am not worried for this segment at all for the future.

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[Discussion] ~4 years of gear usage at a high BW: cycle experiences, pics/vids and thoughts

EDIT:

Thank you all for your comments, they have been difficult to read, which makes me realize that you are all right and I am wrong. They have indeed been a wake up call. Deep down I knew that changes were needed for some time now, but my own ego obviously blinded me to it. I will not make excuses and I made fundamental errors along the way.

I am going to cruise and actually do a real cut. I will post an update in 8-12 weeks time about my progress. I will do my best to take good progress pics and record as much as I can.

In the meantime I hope others can see this and use it as the cautionary tale it is, especially those who are on the younger side. One last piece of advice would be that I encourage everyone out there to post a current body shot, especially if you do not have a coach and/or someone looking out for you, as I did not.

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I am going to try to structure this as best as possible. This write up encompasses roughly from 8/16-present. Unfortunately I do not have that many photos/ records of when I first started and I do not remember the exact details of all of my cycles. These are my general experiences. I will include what photos and videos I can. This is meant to be (hopefully) educational and somewhat interesting. I do not advocate anyone to follow what I did, and I made many mistakes along the way.

If starts to get more interesting at the section labeled cycle 4 when I started tren.

Please look down to the FAQ section- I tried to add as much as I could there that I may have missed in the main write ups.

I am not good at posing and I am not a photographer and I know most of these pics are not the best quality.Background:

Stats: currently 25 M (BW: ~248 lbs; Ht: 5'8"; Lifts 515/365/515). When I started using- 21 yo (BW ~210; Lifts 315/275/405).

Other: Just graduated with a doctorate in a medical profession. Starting a new job in that field soon. I worked all throughout undergraduate and graduate school and supported myself.

Lifting/athletic background: I played a variety of sports since I was a child. My first serious foray into athletics came in highschool when I joined the swim team. It has hard as hell and definitely formed me into who I am today and cemented my enjoyment of pushing myself and exercising. During swimming I first learned basic weight training

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Google Stadia, the Stadia Community, and the Twofold Problem of Speculation and Expectation

I wrote an editorial on my feelings about this week's Stadia Connect and the community response for Stadia Source. I invite your thoughts.

This week’s Stadia Connect set off a minor cascade of uproar and discord amongst the Stadia community following what many perceived to be a lackluster showing by the Stadia team. I believe this upheaval can be attributed to a twofold problem that has escalated at a furious pace in the past few weeks, chiefly centered around the “creator community” of YouTubers, podcasters, and bloggers. This was something I noticed as a spectator (and frequent r/Stadia essayist on Reddit) and has only been brought more acutely into focus as I have become a content creator myself with Stadia Source:

Google Stadia and the community standing behind it is suffering from the twofold problem of speculation and expectation.

The Problem of Speculation

>There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Speculation is one of those fun pastimes prevalent in the community borne out of amazing investigative work by particular creators with technical skills who take deep dives into the code underneath the Stadia platform, be that via the web inspecting the source code, through APK teardowns from the Android side of things, or being the first to uncover new ratings from ESRB, PEGI, and the like. We frequently report on findings from this investigative journalism here on Stadia Source, from the discoveries that our own Adam makes in the source code, to the links and code references that the inimitable Gem Stadia publishes, to the APK dissection featured on sites like 9to5 Google and Android Police. In doing so, we add fuel to the hype for new features and games coming our way on a platform many of us greatly wish to see succeed.

Of course we are going to be excited to find that YouTube streaming is right around the corner.Of course we are going to be pumped when another game gets rated for imminent release.Of course we can’t wait for games to fill up the “Demos” or “Free Trials” sections of the Stadia store currently sitting empty.

It’s fun to see signs and ind

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An updated critique of the two-pronged idea that (a) wearing cloth masks might help and (b) it certainly won't hurt.

UPDATED ON AUGUST 23, 2020

I would like to address the two-pronged idea that (a) wearing cloth masks might help and (b) it certainly won't hurt...So no harm, and maybe some benefit, right? Instead of jumping to this conclusion, I think we should consider this issue in its broader context, bearing in mind that it is unwise to mandate something over which there is active and ongoing controversy within the scientific community itself (i.e. the issue is far from being settled, with evidence for/against cloth masks all over the place, with just as many studies showing that they may be ineffective or actively harmful (e.g. making other health issues worse) as studies showing some modest efficacy.

##1. Aspects related to scientific evidence and cross-country variability in cloth mask policies

One cannot pick up a random study on mask use and present it as justification. Because the topic of masks has become morally-loaded ("Do the decent thing, and wear a mask"; "Be a good human and protect the vulnerable"), we must be aware of people's tendency to "often choose morality over hard evidence" and control for it. We need to look at the totality of available evidence, to see the general patterns that emerge, the outliers, and the variance in the quality of the research designs involved. We need to keep in mind Carnap and Hempel's total evidence rule, lest we jump to silly conclusions . We also need to keep in mind that because of mob pressure, there is an asymmetry as to which science gets publicized and which science gets banned and overlooked. We know that [researchers like Michael Osterholm who expressed reservations about masks have been harassed by the pro-mask crowd](https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-science-of-mask-wearing-hasnt-changed-so-why-

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Your Pre Market Brief for 07/20/2020

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NOTE: I USUALLY (TRY TO) POST MANY OF THE MOST PROMISING, DRAMATIC, OR BAD NEWS OVERNIGHT STORIES THAT ARE LIKELY IMPORTANT TO THE MEMBERS OF THIS SUB AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST. PLEASE DO NOT YOLO THE VARIOUS TICKERS WITHOUT DOING RESEARCH. THE TIME STAMPS ON THESE MAY BE LATER THAN OTHERS ON THE WEB.

  • The Week Ahead In Biotech: Jazz Awaits FDA Nod For Sleep Disorder Drug, Earnings Trickle In, ACell IPO
  • SIRVA Inc. Comments on Delaware Court Ruling to Dismiss Realogy's Litigation Attempt (RLGY, SIRVA)
  • Boxlight files for $150M mixed shelf, Shares down 6% (BOXL)
  • [XSPA](https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=XSPA&amp;amp;amp;am
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My Number 1 Fan

Massachusetts

Let me start off by saying that I am, by no means, famous. I still don’t know what is happening to this day. I am currently hiding somewhere in California where I hope that they won’t be able to find me. Right now, hiding in the big states is the only thing I can do, as I have to stay safe in numbers by hiding among the sea of people in big cities.

There is no telling what may happen to me if I were to be found, and just how far these psychos would take things. I don’t even know how many of them are in it on this, and the only thing I could do now is to report it to the police, and anonymously share it on the internet to raise awareness. Whatever is going after me is definitely not human.

Well, I guess it’s useless if I keep ranting about my current situation. I should start by telling you what happened on that Wednesday.

I’m from the small, but densely populated state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts is where the good jobs, good schools, and a city where it’s hard not to be decently rich. I have a nice house between the cities of Boston and Hartford. I received the daily mail there, and it was ads for grocery stores, and 10% off coupons that I find pretty useless unless you absolutely are addicted to bananas, apples, and pickles. There are a few envelopes from companies trying to get customers, and a few things about my healthcare. I saw that there was one envelope that had my name handwritten in flawless cursive on the back, and the return address was from somewhere in rural Texas. I opened that letter.

Dear Mr. J

We are the biggest fans of your works! We just want you to know that we love seeing you out there and doing these amazing things. We aspire to be like you one day.

-Your fan club (J’s Fanclub)

All of a sudden, I had a fan club? I figured that this was cool, and that I am actually known somewhere. However, the thing is that, I don’t work in the music, writing, humanitarian, or showbiz industry. I have absolutely no idea what it’s about because I’m just a normal person like everyone else. My job is within a large company, but it’s not enough to get fame of any sort. I thought that the sender simply sent this letter to the wrong person, and some celebrity probably has the same name as me.

The thing that stumped me was that, if you were to send fan mail to a celebrity, wouldn’t you have to research their address, and make sure that you are sending it to the right person? I shouldn’t disclose my name right now

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[REVIEW + UPDATE] 2 YEAR WEAR'N'TEAR ON TB HERMES ORAN SANDALS

[Review] Hermes Oran Sandals from Taobao - Review and 2 Year Update After Clean + Condition.

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Background: I went to a private university in SoCal and spent many hours ooh'ing and ahh'ing over my friends' designer items. When I found RL, it allowed me to purchase some of the things that I'd long lusted after. I took a loooong hiatus from RL, but today I felt compelled to clean my shoes (with Apple Brand cleaner + conditioner, another item I purchased c/o RL recommendations). Guess I felt mighty proud of myself because I decided to take pictures and post them for your viewing pleasure. Since browsing RL again, I've noticed some posts regarding updates and wear n' tear of rep items, so I hope you enjoy this review!

Disclosures: None! Purchased the shoes and Apple brand items myself more than 2 years ago (got them at the end of Nov 2018!).

Seller: Taobao, but link has since been taken down. I purchased based on another RL review or Finds list...can't remember. I included a screenshot of the item name and picture of the original listing below if that helps.

Price of item: CN¥ 218.00

Order timeline: I'm not sure how relevant this is, considering how long it's been since I ordered these shoes, but here is the order details from Superbuy!

- 2018/11/15 Order processing

- 2018/11/15 Purchased

- 2018/11/17 Merchant shipped

- 2018/11/21 Stock arrived

- 2018/12/05 Delivered (via EMS Shipping) to SoCal

Payment method: via Superbuy.

Price of shipping and carrier: EMS. Was originally part of a large haul, so shipping was CN¥580.

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PHOTOS

[My photos - as of July 2020](https://imgur.com/a/ohhE9VN). Note: Feel free to ask for additional photos! I didn't take too many ~graphic~ photos of my very very old and grimy shoes but tried to include enough to show wear and tear.

[Original PSPs from Superbuy Nov 2018] (https://imgur.com/a/VThXPeQ)

[Authentic c/o Tradesy] (https://www.tradesy.com/i/hermes-white-oran-perforated-leather-blanc-sandals-size-eu-40-approx-us-10-regular-m-b/22094417/)

[Original Item Photo on TB Listing] (https://imgur.com/a/i1s8r35)

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REVIEW

## **Quality - 9/10**

From what I remember, these shoes were a liiiiittle stiff when I first received them, but they b

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Looking for a GPM alternative (like everyone else). Anybody with personal experiences trying these services/platforms? Doesn't anybody do Streaming + Local Libraries like GPM does?

As we all know, GPM is coming to an end sooner than later. If you have faith in YTM I applaud you, but the fact of the matter is that Google is actively saying "we don't care" to its long-time-paying music customers who seemingly, for having tastes beyond the mainstream and ears that won't settle for 128kbps, they consider minority enthusiasts... but this is nothing new and has been their direction for a while now, so I'll save the rant for another day.

I've been doing some research on other streaming options and thought I'd ask here if anybody has some experience-based feedback they could offer that might help people with finding the best fit for them. I'll share some of my preferences because I imagine many people share some of the same.

I originally went with GPM (~2014?) after my third iPod broke because I was able to upload my entire iTunes library crucially, including unofficial mixes/free soundcloud downloads not found on most streaming services. After nearly $400 of individually purchasing songs/albums on the Play store, I realized in 2016 that the subscription model was more cost-effective. Since then, the intermingling of songs from the online streamable library with my own .mp3's to the point where you can hardly tell which is which has been the main reason I've loved GPM. Being able to download an entire playlist, consisting of songs from both sources, for offline play on my phone is just

~Right now I have 2.5k purchased/uploaded songs (some of which are 2 hour long dj mixes/livesets from soundcloud etc.) and 6k tracks added to my library via GPM subscription.

~Really, the worst drawbacks of GPM are the 1000 track playlist limit (have hit this twice) and the lack of integration into things like HEOS, which has Spotify/SoundCloud/TIDAL/Amazon/Tunein/Pandora/Deezer/Napster etc. literally everything except GPM/YTM?

GPM: the nice-to-haves, but not deal-breakers (in my opinion, features I have enjoyed)

  • Album art on lock screen with basic controls (mobile app. on second thought, I don't think I would want to live without this)
  • Thumbs up playlist: you're listening on shuffle and a classic "wow I forgot about this song" comes up. You want to be able to listen to again without having to remember to search it? just un-thumb, re-thumbs up, and boom: now it's at the top of one of the first playl
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NVIDIA will buy ARM Holdings

Introduction

(Tl;Dr Below)

Multiple sources indicate that Soft Bank is interested in selling ARM Holdings, which they acquired for $32bn. Nvidia is the company indicated to buy ARM. [1]

Here is why this will happen.

If we assume Soft Bank does want to sell ARM, who are the potential buyers? ARM Chips power 95% of mobile devices [2], so naturally, the big mobile device manufacturers (Apple, Samsung, Huawei... ) would have an interest in securing ARM's technologies. The problem for them is that such an acquisition would be a regulatory nightmare; any serious competitor's phone is powered by ARM - upon acquisition the acquiring company will have zero competitors to point to when asked: "Do you control all the market, mate?". The above effectively rules out anyone competing in the mobile phone market. Nvidia, however, remains.

What does Nvidia want?

According to Nvidia's CFO Commentary, 50.5% of revenue in the fiscal year 2020 came from "gaming" - that is the selling and licensing of graphic processing units [3]. Two things to note from that: Firstly, Nvidia will want to desperately diversify their income and, secondly, Nvidia will struggle to achieve much year-on-year growth in the gaming market, as they are already dominating with 73.5% of steam users (A video game platform) using an Nvidia card [4].

What market(s) does Nvidia want to grow and diversify into?

Nvidia's next big market is high-performance computing. In the fiscal year 2020 "data centre" accounted for 27.3% of revenue [3], so Nvidia is already in this market. That this market is a focus for Nvidia can be seen in their acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, which designs networking equipment used in data centres. Their core product, GPUs, is also well suited with ever more scientific computing, technical computing, and general data processing algorithms running primarily on GPUs.

Nvidia is also interested in mobile-computing and GPU applications used in-game consoles (Nintendo Switch) as-well-as automotive applications. (Automotive making 6.41% of revenue in FY20 [3])

How does ARM help Nvidia in their wants?

In data centres ARM is well suited for being the primary CPU architecture used, due to the architecture's much better energy efficiency of x86. Nvidia already powers many of the most energy-efficient supercomputers and the ARM architecture can play an important role to further this. Energy efficiency is super important, as cooling and power consumption make a co

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Chinese Zhihu users' thoughts on the proposed US ban of 90 million CCP members (stats for Chinese real estate purchases in the US inside)

One of the top questions on Zhihu today is “What are your thoughts on the US government considering banning Chinese Communist Party members and their families from going to the US? Is this true? What effects will this have?”

The top answer with 4,853 likes reads: The Chinese government should approve of this and even assist the US in banning CCP members from the US. There have been so many questions on Zhihu over the years – “Do I have to join the CCP to go to college?” “What are the benefits of joining the Party?” and so on – when these opportunists find out joining the Party means not only having to pay 2% of their salary (if they make over 10,000 RMB a month) as Party fees, but that they also won’t even have a chance to escape, they’ll naturally make the choice that benefits them most.

This is a policy that will help unify the Party and weed out bad apples so that it can be a true vanguard of the people, not of capitalists and politicians...

...I encourage the US to go all out and ban direct and collateral relatives within three generations of Party members from immigrating to the US (barring them from just visiting is a little too much), freeze their assets and close dormant accounts.

Our King of Understanding is the best! Nobody understands anti-corruption better than Trump!

Trump’s title as the King of Understanding, 懂王, is something I covered in another Zhihu Digest article, referring to Trump’s frequent claims that he knows more about [insert topic] than anybody.

The next answer with around 2,800 likes says: This is fantastic news
Then the answerer goes into some statistics:
In 2011, Chinese nationals spent $7 billion on American real estate.
In 2012, they spent $12 billion on American real estate.
In 2013, they spent $12.8 billion.
In 2014, $22 billion.
In 2015, $28 billion.
In 2016, $27 billion.
That’s quadruple growth in five years. If only that was the rate that our GDP had grown.

*Keep in mind this data is for Chinese nationals, not Chinese people who immigrated to the US. I’ve always been curious about which Chinese nationals own how much of what overseas. If Emperor Trump actually goes through with this ban, the National Association of Realtors will produce some very interesting re

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Day 21: Let's Talk About Hex, Baby!

21 days of some seriously accelerated witchcraft! Today's post is a little later than usual because for whatever reason I'm having trouble putting this topic into words. I couple be getting a little burned out and I know I'm pushing myself with everything going on and committing to maintaining a daily practice of witchcraft and writing, and writing about witchcraft. Or maybe it's because my mind has been all about hexes, curses and jinxes for the last few days while preparing this one. I'm still going to tell you how to do them, though. Also, I feel like maybe content warning? Bodily functions and harm are often components of curses and my language use will not be very restrained in this one. Anyway, let's do this!

Hexes, jinxes, and curses- What's the difference? In all honesty, there is none. The etymology is different. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either sharing their personal perspective, parroting someone else's perspective, or is wrong. Demanding that there is a difference disconnects us from the far more interesting truths about magical migration and our magical ancestors.

What are they? Put simply, they are targeted spells that cause harm.

Why are they a problem/not recommended/why don't experienced witches hand out curses to baby witches? You've probably heard a lot of people talk about karma, or letting the darkness in, or backfiring, but honestly those are all the most dramatic, sexiest options. Like if you do enough "bad," some evil entity will slip in through the cracks and fill you with darkness, turning you into the baddest most powerful witch and you'll be the Dark Chosen One until your opponent, the Regular Chosen One (and maybe soulmate) comes to free you from the real curse, which is the one you put on yourself. Roll credits, close curtain, etc.

Along the same lines, you are a person who must make choices. Choosing to harm someone is a choice. You cannot declare yourself a good witch or bad witch and opt out of free will. The deity/ies you serve do not exempt you from your interpretation of their wishes. You can't just pick a team and leave your values out of the equation. Going against your own values causes harm to you. That's not magic, that's science.

In real life, the answer to "why won't you give me a curse?" is not that sexy. (But also I WILL give you a curse.) The people who truly let "darkness" creep in and take over are just kind of smelly and creepy and trapped in a tiny torment they create and experienc

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Dear Students

Hi :)

I hope you're well and staying safe. I know many of you have been having problems enroling in courses and getting a hold of departments across campus, so I just want to offer some perspective from the admin side of things at York. I work in admin at a department on campus.

I love helping students, but it's really hard when staff are being harassed and blamed for not doing their jobs. There are almost 50,000 undergraduate students at York. That's A LOT! So when you email us and ask for permission to join a course, for an advising appointment, or for information about certain things, we're working as quickly as we can to get to your email. Most departments are dealing with hundreds, if not thousands of emails right now (I wish I was kidding). Sadly, most departments are understaffed, which means significant delays and staff feel like they have no choice but to work overtime just to get the day's workload out of the way so they don't fall behind (and they're still behind). One of my colleagues at another department has been working from 8 a.m. to almost 12 a.m. (when their regular hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m) for the past 3 weeks because they're so understaffed (and the layoffs at York don't help. York is also making staff take their vacations due to Coronavirus). I didn't take my lunch yesterday or any of my breaks today because our department was so busy. Some of my coworkers have been working on weekends (when they only get paid for the week) just to reduce the workload throughout the week (emails accumulate over the weekend because offices are closed).

So I ask that you please be patient. If you sent a department an email but didn't receive a reply within an hour or on the same day, please wait one to several business days. 99.99% of the time, they are NOT ignoring you. They are literally dealing with hundreds if not thousands of students with the same if not similar inquiry. If you keep sending them emails or forwarding your original email, that can also significantly delay responding because Outlook will change your queue (and most emails are answered in the order they arrive).

If you have a question or inquiry, try Googling it first. That's what we end up doing most of the time and it's usually the first result that comes up. Most of the time, you'll find your answer quicker with Google than through a department. The York website also has a search function that you can use.

If you're a student who needs help with understanding your degree

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Comparison of 8c/16t mobile Renoir to desktop Renoir and Matisse - TSMC 7 nm wall? Implications for Vermeer?

In this post, I am going to compare the 8c/16t mobile Renoir performance to an equivalent Renoir desktop as well as correlate the CPU power consumption to the average/sustained all core boost frequency. The implications are there appears to be a rapid non-linearity in power consumption for marginal increments in frequency above about 4 GHz

Comparing the mobile 4800H to the desktop 4750G shows roughly similar performance in CB15 with the mobile 4800H at 69 W scoring 1980 points and the 65 W desktop equivalent Renoir Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G scoring 2086 points. This is roughly a 5.1% increase in performance for the desktop compared to the 4800H in Performance mode. But this is not a direct apples-to-apples comparison because the Cinebech 15 score for the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G was for an open air tested bed with DDR4-3600CL18 memory and not the DDR4-3200 speed memory AMD seems to be limiting laptops to. Further, typical DDR4-3200 1.2 V (non-XMP profile) laptop memory has a CL of at least 22. Based upon memory frequency and CL scaling for low latency memory in a Ryzen 3700X desktop system, there is about a 0.8% increase in performance in Cinebench 20 scores in going from DDR4-3200CL16 to DDR4-3600CL18. So the effect of going from DDR4-3600CL18 to DDR4-3200CL22 should be about a decrease of about 3% in performance. The remaining difference in scores could be attributed to the open air test bed and non-repeated runs which could lead to an extra 50-100 MHz of boost clock for the 4750G compared to the 4800H. But overall, the same processor consuming the same power yields the same performance whether in a well cooled notebook or a desktop system. Further, the 4800H at 45W with lower memory bandwidth and worse memory timings has about 90% of the performance of the desktop 65W 4750G at stock settings.

As mentioned earlier, these desktop Renoir processors are going to be available in retail alongside AMD’s current Matisse Ryzen 3000 series processors. So let’s compare the performance of an 8c/16t monolithic Renoir chip to a chiplet based Matisse Ryzen 3700X since both processors utilize the Zen 2 cores, are rated for 65 W, and have base clocks of 3.6 GHz and max boost clocks of 4.4 GHz, and both processors have 2 CCX’s of 4 cores each. Besides the monolithic versus chiplet, the o

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⛼🌕🐺👻🧛🧟🧟‍♀ Everybody wants to rule the world, Zombie Markets Part VIII 🦇🐻

Previous Posts

https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/hx46k9/geopolitik_trumps_earnings_zombie_markets_part_vii/

Last week Positions

>SPY SELL 325C 7/31
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>SPY BUY 330C 7/31

Well, I think most of us managed to got out before 1 PM when it was already down to 0.02, Insane move by AAPL, never seen anything like it in decades.

https://ibb.co/GTdSXgR

Sharing the image to highlight I didn't just threw darts on a map when I chose last week strike. You could've exited anytime on Friday for a profit except the last 15 mins of trading. AAPL stock split enthusiasm and tiktok buyout rumors by MSFT(edit : now pause then back on again) drove it past 325 eclipsing the stimulus paycheck pause

Looking into next week, again for the SPY we need to think in terms of Geopolitik Say AMZN struck a deal in South Asia and MENA regions, they're set to dominate the ecommerce market there, oh just one problem. all the goods from vietnam / US can't get there because the South China Sea is being blockaded. Or GOOG invents an improvement to instant results, ie Mind Results, results pop up on your android even before you type anything, and it works on 50 different languages. Whoops won't matter if they are banned in Asia due to US loosing allies over there. Tiktok case is the reverse example of this.

Who makes the most money ultimately comes down to who have MORE GUNS(and wins wars), we will see how this play out over the next few months along with the rona pandemic. It's been this way for thousands of years ever since Roman times. This view is also echoed by the world's biggest Hedge Funds.

"Ray Dalio's, chairman of Bridgewater capital(160B AUM) 2nd article on Geopolitics"

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-cycle-united-states-dollar-part-2-ray-dalio/

>Governance between countries is very different from governance within countries. That is because within countries there are laws and standards of behavior that govern, whereas between countries raw power matters most, and laws, rules, and even mutually agreed treaties and organizations for arbitration such as the League of Nations, the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization don't matter much. Operating internationally is like operating in a jungle in wh

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How To Actually Get Over A Breakup and Get Your Ex Back (Based on Science) [Revised Edition]

I know you are going through hell right now. You are sad, confused, angry, depressed, and sometimes numb. You go from sad to angry then to numb. Or you are just sad all the time or even just angry all the time. I am here to tell you that whatever emotions you are going through is normal. It is totally normal to feel these painful emotions and even be confused by them. You don't go from grief to anger, you switch around a lot. Your emotions are basically all over the place. Guilt, shame, disappointment, and hopelessness are quite common too. You might be also experiencing panic and anxiety attacks, heartache (literally), episodes of depression, headaches, stomach problems, loss of appetite, insomnia. You can't stop thinking about your Ex and what they have done to you.

To make matters worse, our friends and family aren't being the most helpful. At first, maybe they were supportive. And then later they just started being dismissive to our feelings by saying things like "Just move on already" or "There is a lot of fish in the sea". This causes us to feel like there is something wrong with us, that we should have moved on already. This notion makes us blame ourselves for feeling this pain. I am here to tell you that there is NOTHING wrong with you for feeling this way. There is no RIGHT amount of time to take to "move on" and none of it is your fault.

Heartbreak is universal and has existed for more than thousands if not millions of years of our existence (Fisher, 2017). You can trace poems about broken hearts from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to ancient Inuit cave dwellings. Look at the top 100 songs on the billboards right now, the majority are songs about our broken hearts. Where there is love, there will be heartbreak. Your experience is excruciating, but fortunately not unique. Our species has survived and thrived after getting their hearts smashed into bits for thousands of years. So, YOU can too.

You don't feel like yourself. You don't think you will ever be happy again. Fortunately, you are going to be OKAY. It will take a while but you will get back to who you were before. I promise on our broken-hearted ancestors. I prepared this guide so this process is much easier. This guide also outlines the best way to get your ex back, if you want that. These tips are not in chronological order, you do not need to follow them one after another.

1) Acceptance

Maybe you realized before it happened or maybe the break up got you by surprise. Eith

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[Tales From the Terran Republic] The Poop Starts to Settle—Probability Lines Start to Entangle just a Little Bit. 1 of 2

Sheloran goes to jail (again) and other things happen too.

Note: This was supposed to be a single chapter but I flew right through the character limit and rather than sit on over 40000 characters of story I decided to just chop what I had in half and put he out here for you to enjoy.

"Part three" of this chapter will hit once I manage to grab some more smokes and coffee from the corner store... goddamn COVID... place used to be open twenty four hours...

The rest of this series can be found here

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Sheloran sat miserably on a padded cube that was firmly attached to the deck plate.

A uniformed human female smiled pleasantly at her (taking care to keep her teeth unexposed) from behind a desk…

And a very thick clear panel.

“Hello,” the human said cheerfully, “My name is Pam! Welcome to Tartarus!”

“Hi,” Sheloran said meekly.

“Well you certainly caused a stir!” Pam exclaimed cheerfully. “Quite the mess!”

“Do I get to talk to my lawyer?” Sheloran squeaked.

“Sure!” she said. “But first I just wanted to check-in with you, see how you are doing. So, you saw our orientation video,” she said with a chuckle. “Do you have any questions?”

Sheloran just shook her head.

“Really?” Pam asked. “Most people do...” she said as she typed at her console. “I’m just going to look at your notes for a second… Huh!… Neat!… Interesting!” she said happily as she read.

“Ok, I think I got a handle on this!” Pam exclaimed. “Based on your profile, as best as we understand it (You’re an odd one!), I should reassure you that you are safe! Nobody is planning on harming you!”

Pam leaned forward a bit.

“And you will have few problems with your fellow guests,” she added in a conspiratorial tone. “If you are here you are here for a reason and your fellow guests know it! You won’t need to prove yourself or establish your reputation. You’re a violent killer!”

“But I’m not...”

“Right,” Pam grinned. “You’re a hyper-violent ALLEGED psychotic stupidly dangerous killing machine who MIGHT have slaughtered nine armed threen thugs each several times her body-weight leaving nothing but ragged bloody chunks behind and did it so fast and with such brutality that several jails were afraid to even let you in!”

They weren’t ragged!” Sheloran squeaked, suddenly quite offended. “They were- Eeeep!” Sheloran squeaked clamping her hands over her mouth.

“Ha!” Pam exclaimed happily. “Right you are!

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Tuesday practice tweets and player quotes--Ian Thomas and Okung (!)

Bill Voth@PanthersBill·1hTuesday practice over. Strong day for the defense. PBUs, solid coverage, a pair of forced fumbles - including a rare one of Christian McCaffrey. Brian Burns looking like a problem.

Alaina Getzenberg@agetzenberg·1hDay 3 of Panthers practice open to the media in the books. - A lot more 11-on-11 today w/ music rolling almost throughout practice despite Matt Rhule saying he prefers it only for two periods. - More Eli Apple action today - Defense got a couple of fumbles

Alaina Getzenberg@agetzenberg·1h- Omar Bayless, Jordan Kunaszyk and Temarrick Hemingway all were wearing red No. 1 jerseys and did not practice

David Newton

The Panthers may be young and inexperienced on defense but they have playmakers. Practice ended with the defense making two stops when the offense got the ball on the 2. Lot of enthusiasm followed.

Alaina Getzenberg@agetzenberg·2hSo far another good day for Joey Slye.

David Newton@DNewtonespn·1hLooks like Panthers second-year quarterback Will Grier is playing better than XFL star PJ Walker in the battle to be Teddy Bridgewater's backup. Accuracy a big factor. Grier seems more poised than he was as a rookie.

Bill Voth@PanthersBill·1hTuesday practice over. Strong day for the defense. PBUs, solid coverage, a pair of forced fumbles - including a rare one of Christian McCaffrey. Brian Burns looking like a problem.

Bill Voth@PanthersBill·1hBut PJ Walker did toss a couple TDs: one to Seth Roberts and then to Andrew Vollert.

Alaina Getzenberg@agetzenberg·1hZooming with Russell Okung. He starts by giving a shout out to the rest of the offensive lineman.

David Newton

u/DNewtonespn

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HomePod appears to be unable to connect to Internet?

I have a pair of Homepods that were in a stereo pair. This afternoon they both reported they were “having a problem”. I have reset them and both now say “oh oh” when you get to the part of setup where it tells you to ask Siri to play some music? My Internet is up and functional as is my WiFi so thinking an Apple issue?

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USB 2.0 issues on new MacBook Pro 13" 2020

Apologies for posting with a new account, but I would like to share an issue I've encountered that I think is widespread but I've not had a great experience with Apple acknowledging that the issue exists.

This is my first Apple device so I've had to learn how to use it whilst debugging it. I work in tech and have been an engineer for years so I'm not new to figuring out issues, I like to get to the root cause. The issue appeared on day one, I contacted Apple on day three.

Issue Symptom

When I use an external USB-C hub in any port of my MBP ( MacBook Pro 2020 13", i7, 32GB RAM, Four ThunderBolt 3 ports ), and connect USB 2.0 devices that include a Filco keyboard and a Razer DeathAdder mouse... after a while (minute or hours) the USB 2.0 devices will stop responding (keyboard dead, mouse not moving or clicking).

This is logged with Apple as support case 101088030092 . Feel free to cite this when contacting Apple if you are experiencing this exact issue.

Debugging

Maybe it's the USB-C hub? So I have used:

  • StarTech 7 port USB-C hub (5x USB-A, 2x USB-C)
  • Satechi USB-C hub (3x USB-A, 1x Eth, 1x HDMI, 1x USB-C power in)
  • Anker USB-C hub (4x USB-A)

Using any of those hubs, with the 2 USB 2.0 devices attached, at some point the devices will freeze up. Unplugging and inserting the USB-C hub does not solve it.

Maybe it's one of the USB-A USB 2.0 devices? So I have used:

  • Filco Majestouch keyboard by itself (still freezes)
  • Razer DeathAdder by itself (still freezes)
  • Both of the above with all of the USB-C hubs I have (still freezes)

Then a minor breakthrough:

  • If I put the mouse in any USB-C hub, and put the keyboard in any other USB-C hub and connect these to any Thunderbolt USB-C ports... the USB 2.0 devices still freeze across all hubs at the same time

This is confusing... as if it were 1 device or 1 hub I would not expect a synchronisation of it freezing across all USB 2.0 devices.

Note that I am highlighting USB 2.0 devices, as the USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 devices I have connected at the same time, like an Elgato Camlink... are unaffected and continue to function normally even when connected via a USB-C hub that has USB 2.0 devices attached that have become unresponsive.

So starts the research:

  • SMC Reset - does nothing... problem recurs, reboots and SMC resets both resolve the issue temporarily but it will recur within minutes or hours.

I contact Apple:

  • SMC Reset - still fruitless
  • Press d whilst it boots, run diagnostic, all go
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Issues - Spent $50USD on a recharge; didn't receive diamonds, and can't refund

https://imgur.com/gallery/QJ0ZzDz

Album of relevant images

Hello. I'd like to preface this by saying that despite my hours of perusing Reddit, this is tragically my first post on the website, so sorry in advance if this infringes on any rules of Reddit or this specific sub-Reddit. But be mindful that this is probably a Love Nikki player's worst nightmare, even worse than missing out on Nightmare Lullaby. Jokes aside, I need serious advice or guidance regarding this situation, since it involves a hefty amount of cash lost.

I'll provide some context as to what this post entails: It was several hours before Arcane Astrolabe had completed on the 15th of this month. Being a whale spender, I decided to attempt at getting top 200 for a border. I added $50USD to my iTunes account to make another diamond recharge in order to achieve this. When I tried to recharge, it loaded extremely slowly to the point where I had to reset the application numerous times. At one point, I was able to press "pay" on the 49.99, but it still had latency issues. Suddenly, the purchase processed, but then Love Nikki showed the "purchase failed" repeatedly, like when one attempts to press decompose on an item despite selecting the maximum amount. I checked my iTunes balance, and sure enough, I was charged for it.

However, it was the last day of the event. I couldn't wait to send a refund appeal, since I wouldn't be able to participate in achieving top 200. I proceeded to make another purchase, but instead had my credit card charged instead of using iTunes credit. This time, it was successful, and I received the 3100 diamonds (2x because of recharge reset). This would mean that I had approximately spent $100USD on TWO separate 3100 recharges.

After the deed was done and the border claimed, I decided to go back and contact Apple for a refund while/briefly after it pended. (Not sure when, since people normally can't refund pending purchases, but I remember doing it soon after). However, it stated that the in-app purchase was ineligible for a refund. Odd, but no worries, since I could just make another appeal. That would be image 1 in the album link, which is a Discord message of what I exactly stated. I admit that it's way too personalized and overly detailed in similar vein to this, but hey, I hit all of the main points. Even with that though, they denied and refused a refund. "Whatever" I told myself, let's take it down with Love Nikki support the

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Aug/12/2020 news: / 2016 Yerevan hostage crisis trial. Sasna Tsrer / Beirut aid. Repatriates / COVID restrictions relaxed. Foreign travel. Free care. Parties / HayPost & fiber-optic for borders / UCOM subscribers held a vote / Earthquake / This is Sparta / Amulsar gold miner Lydian / Your boy IRS /

##2016 Yerevan hostage crisis / Sasna Tsrer trial / Prosecutors want the following...

Anti-Serj nationalist Sasna Tsrer group, consisted of war veterans, took a Yerevan police station hostage and demanded Serj's resignation in 2016. The attempted revolution failed, and it left three police officers dead during the takeover.

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Sasna Tsrer group was large. Some of them didn't know why they were being taken to the police station that day. Some of them were released from jail pre-trial, while others, the presumed murderers of those 3 cops, were kept in jail.

After years of trials, evidence examination, and witness testimonies, it appears the trial is approaching the end.

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Prosecutors want the following:

Smbat Barseghyan (allegedly killed 2 cops): life in prison

Armen Bilyan (allegedly killed 1 cop): 21 years

Pavel Manukyan (famous Artsakh fighter with majestic mustache): 9 years for participation

Varujan Avetisyan (the bold guy you see on every TV interview): 8.75 years for participation.

And several less famous members between 8-9 years.

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Prosecutor said: the most detailed investigation was around the deceased police officers and their actions. The defense is lying about authorities intentionally killing the officers to frame the group.

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Suspect Varujan Avetisyan: Moscow continues to rule over Armenia. The 2018 revolution was a lie. They used Nikol to deceive Armenians. There was a slight improvement but it's an imitation. Our struggle for national freedom continues.

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(Sasna Tsrer would later turn into a political party and get ~1% in 2018 Parliamentary elections. Its leader is Jirayr Sefilian, who was in jail at the time of hostage takeover. The group demanded Sefilian's release in addition to Serj's resignation.)

https://youtu.be/mcPw6IruRls , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024803.html , https://factor.am/275940.html , https://factor.am/276007.html

##Corruption bust

The report says: A Yerevan construction firm cooked the books to evade $16K in taxes by falsifying records about 48 employees. They admitted guilt and recovered the funds.

https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024819.html

##Beirut explosion / Aid / Lebanese-Armenians

One of the Armenian humanitarian jets brought with it 56 Lebanese-Armenians who decided to settle in Armenia after becoming homeless. The next flight

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ILPT Will Apple notice if I continue requesting refunds after every purchase?

I’ve been using “Report a Problem” to request a refund for every purchase I make on the iTunes store (money and maps for games). I’ve simply reported the purchase as “not working as expected” and they’ve refunded me on 3 separate occasions (100% success rate so far). I’ve essentially been getting paid content for free. If I continue doing this, will Apple notice and begin denying the requests and/or pursue action against me?

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[Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/14 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.

Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!




A note from the Editor:

I'd like to take a moment to express my thoughts and feelings on the recent trend of politically charged language pushed by state and national media outlets. If you'd like to skip, please scroll down below. I apologize in advance if this opinion piece offends anyone. I am trying to express my views in a non-partisan manner.

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Hello community members & concerned citizens, /u/Noanswer_merelyapath here. I wanted to start today's discussion with a personal opinion piece. I am by no means endorsing CA Gov Newsom, POTUS Trump, or any other political figures. This is merely something I wanted to get off my chest to share with the community.

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With election season around the corner, the news outlets have taken a turn for the worse in respect to accusatory language. In particular, your government and state run news channels frame their news in a way that can only further divide our people.

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#We cannot afford to be divided. We MUST stand UNITED.

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It does not matter if you are red or blue, white or black, Asian or Hispanic, Gay or Straight. Now, more than ever, people have the ability to access vast swaths of information. I initially started this project because I realized most of the news outlets took quotes out of context to make sensationalist headlines. Few, if any, news outlets accurately transcribed Newsom's talking points and it was infuriating to see people make decisions based on misinformation.

We as a democratic union and people have the responsibility to seek the most accurate information so that we can make educated, informed decisions about our communities, cities, counties, states, and country.

When I scrolled through my Youtube "official" recommendations today, an Aug 12th video from One America News Network titled "New petition calls on Calif. residents to remove Gov. Newsom" popped up. The video's speakers label Newsom as "radically leftist" and that Dr. Sonia Angell "resigned in disgrace after a major blunder in the state's coronavirus response." The video then shifts tone is accusing Newsom

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Beta Hydroxy 2CB - Not good for parties (two reports)

Some time ago I ordered some BOH-2CB from a respected vendor hoping for a 2CB analogue and let me say: this molecule is weird. I personally don't think it is a good RC, but I'll wait other reports and informations, since there's little material about it online. I already tried it two times (no meds or anything, I was sober). The first one was in my hometown, with two friends and my gf: we dosed 40mg outside in a field, we didn't really know about the ETERNAL comeup time and waited two hours. Nothing happened, so we went back to my house and dosed another 40mg oral, for a grand total of 80mg, which, while certainly intense, was quite manageable for me. After three hours and a half we could feel the first effects. Apparently the comeup time ranges from two hours (with stomach completely empty) to five(!). The only thing you can feel are these constant goosebumps on the head, which are quite pleasuring. Then the effects start to ramp up very slowly and will continue for about ten/twelve hours. So yeah, the thing is a whopping 16 hours affair. Yuck! Since we were in my house I felt very chill. BOHB is very sedating, we ended up completely couchlocked for hours on end, watching stupid stuff online and laughing, with mild visuals and a surreal feel. It was fun but nothing profound or intresting about it, I felt like jumping from one video to the next was the only thing keeping me in check, didn't really feel like doing anything else.The main problem was the vasoconstriction that came with it. We turned up the heating to 23 degrees and still felt cold, and we even had jackets inside, but I was also sweating a lot from my hands and feet. It's really, really extreme.The interaction with weed was very good, every joint I smoked enhanced this opiate-like sedating feel were I felt like a funny squishy laughing blob on the couch.

The "disaster" arrived at my second try with it, this time in a completely different setting. I was with my girlfriend and we traveled across our country to another city to attend a psytrance party, so being far from home and a little bit underslept may have contributed. A friend of ours hosted us the first night, then next morning he went away but left us his home to crash after the party, which was still quite far from there. I thought since it was structurally similar to 2CB, BOHB would be a good party drug. Boy was I wrong! I dropped 60mg oral around 8pm, with the party beginning in three hours. After one hour or so, the usual head chills

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Beware. Breaking the rules may result in death

I thought it was bullshit at first. Possibly an eccentric owner trying to reinvigorate her business with quirky somewhat disturbing hotel rules. Shit like, 'Don't let the man with the plum suit and mauve fedora into room 366' 'The pool closes at 9.00pm if you hear anyone after that time, ignore it and report occurrence to management' and 'Rooms 221,222,223,224 and 225 are always,always empty. if anyone calls room service from these rooms do not speak nor send food nor maids up. Hang.up.Immediately'

I thought it was funny. Something to spice up this decaying, musty, 20 something floored hotel. It's outdated decor and dusty floors that when stepped on released a plume of smoke like that from a chimney, did not exactly draw in the masses. Instead a crowd of odd people with the occasional Chinese or german tourist attracted to its macabre allure. Despite what you'd think the pays excellent, I pay rent on time, I can go on vacation, I can afford to treat myself.

Before I never wanted to leave; now I'd do anything to leave.

I started realising why the pay was so high and why employees came and went. Often in body bags even if there was so little of them left. This realisation sunk in when my dearest friend and colleague, Leslie who worked with me at the front desk disappeared. She disappeared because she disobeyed rule 34 'always bring Mr. Limpetz to room 450. Never leave anyone else into room 450.'

Leslie had thought, as had I that Mr.limpetz was some finicky old Codger who had a specific attachment to room 450, unfortunately for her this was not the case. She had left some poor, innocent couple into said room. Their honeymoon, dark tourists they were. They didn't have to die the way they did. Nor did Leslie. When Mr.limpetz had shown up, dressed in customary Hawaiian shirt, tan shorts and socks with sandles Leslie had informed him it was not available. Mr.limpetz paled 'What do you mean' he had half-joked. 'Sorry sir but they booked before you, you never book' leslie had smiled, slightly annoyed that this old dude had even dared. Mr. Limpetz's kindly face had twisted into a snarl of pure rage as he dragged Leslie out from behind the desk by her hair, I was of course at the time infuriated and had lunged forward to free my friend but my manager, Huey had dragged me back 'Theres nothing you can do now. She's gone'

Huey had hissed in my ear, I could only watch as the kicking, screaming Leslie was dragged across the crimson carpet, dust rising as she we

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A beginners guide to getting things from guys

Like most skills, getting things from guys is a skill that can be learned.

On vindicta, when talking about how you can get stuff, someone told me they had gotten a free charger and cable for their phone. Uh, ok, but you need to level up. That's like 10 bucks. Think bigger. You will be surprised by what you can get.

I often recommend to start by first learning to accept drinks, then getting not just any drinks but the drink you want, then fixing objectives like can you get champagne from this guy, a full diner paid by the waiter who seems to be into you, etc- but if you're not at least a 6, going to bar will be a tough and intimidating experience. You will find professional scumbags, pick up artists and other dudes that are used to reading and manipulating. Against them, it's a tougher game.

This guide is for all, so I wont assume your look or your skills and instead of the tougher bar game, we'll be shooting fishes in a barrel: this is a step by step tutorial for going to a geek convention! That's one of the many ways I learned when I was in school. It's not super applicable ATM due to covid, but consider it as a general guideline. adapt it to your situation.

You can go to different kind of events, but geeks are the ideal target bc they're naive, trusty, lack self confidence, yet are promised to a rich career making big bucks at companies like Apple or Facebook. That makes them a good mark should you ever need money later. Keep their phone number (for real). So you should learn what make them click :)

Step 1 : dressing up

Let's keep things cheap and simple: go to amazon, enter "cosplay female suit" get whatever is 1) very covering 2) on sale or cheap lol

Don't get https://www.amazon.com/Joyralcos-Dalmatian-Leopard-Cosplay-Lingerie/dp/B07QRYKZXP/ this isn't a porn show (actually, sometimes it may be, more on that later)

Get something like these $20 spiderman suit - well, spiderwoman, but TBH it doesn't matter. if it's covering, no risk of muffin top. God bless lycra :)

Ideally, you want a full bodysuit from a movie that doesn't have like 12 sequels (so avengers is like a big no, who's got time to waste watching that) and spiderman may not be ideal. IDK movies much. I use wikipedia. make your pick given step 2. You may also want to get a burner phone, bc people will ask you for your number, and while it may be interesting to have their info, it's not worth having to be bothered with them trying to contact you later.

Step 2: watch the fucking m

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Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update July 21, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update July 21, 2020

Notes by /u/mr_tyler_durden and Daily Update Team

Note: We may need to paraphrase, but the notes are accurate

Watch here:

Headlines

  • 24,060 Cases (+674), 674 Deaths (+3), Positivity Rate: 4.37% (rolling 7-day average)
  • New Cases by County: 180x Jefferson, 35x Fayette, 24x Warren, 23x Barren, 22x Harlan, 22x Madison, 19x Hardin, 17x Kenton, 14x McCracken, 13x Bullitt, 13x Campbell, 13x Henderson, 12x Boone, 12x Casey, 12x Daviess, 11x Oldham, 10x Laurel, 9x Shelby, 7x Graves, 7x Jessamine, 6x Bell, 6x Muhlenberg, 6x Perry, 6x Pulaski, 6x Scott, 6x Simpson, 5x Adair, 5x Allen, 5x Anderson, 5x Green, 5x Logan, 5x Wayne, 4x Boyd, 4x Clay, 4x Cumberland, 4x Floyd, 4x Franklin, 4x Fulton, 4x Harrison, 4x Hopkins, 4x Jackson, 4x Lawrence, 4x Nelson, 4x Pike, 4x Rockcastle, 4x Whitley, 3x Carter, 3x Grayson, 3x Marion, 3x Martin, 3x Powell, 3x Union, 3x Washington, 3x Webster, 2x Boyle, 2x Breathitt, 2x Calloway, 2x Clinton, 2x Edmonson, 2x Greenup, 2x Hart, 2x Hickman, 2x Knott, 2x Lincoln, 2x Marshall, 2x Ohio, 2x Russell, 2x Todd, 2x Woodford, 1x Butler, 1x Carlisle, 1x Christian, 1x Clark, 1x Crittenden, 1x Gallatin, 1x Garrard, 1x Hancock, 1x Henry, 1x Johnson, 1x Larue, 1x Livingston, 1x Meade, 1x Mercer, 1x Metcalfe, 1x Monroe, 1x Morgan, 1x Owen, 1x Rowan, 1x Spencer, 1x Taylor, 1x Trigg, 1x Wolfe
  • New deaths by county: 95 M Shelby, 63 M Calloway, 91 F Casey
  • We now have 24,060 cases of COVID-19 since this pandemic started. Obviously if you look at the last 10 days, 2 weeks, or even 3 weeks, a very large portion of that has happened very recently. It means now is the most important time during the course of this pandemic, after stopping it from doubling every 3 days, early on to make sure that we can get the upper hand, that we can control this, that we can keep our economy open, that we can save lives, that we can get our kids back in school.
  • Here is a map of KY.This is before today’s results- With today’s results, we will have at least one other county turn the deepest color here, which is, meaning 100-5,300 cases
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Save us Gabe, you're our only hope {Seriously though, this is bad]

You know that company, the one that everyone hates? The one that makes people depressed, the that makes them angry? The one that makes them feel like everyone else in the world is okay and they're the one that's broken and a failure? The one that has every political scandal from interference with elections to negligence over a genocide? The most powerful and invasive ad generation machine ever devised? Well they're about to own VR.

The title is both a joke and not one. Reading dev twitter is horrifying. From Anton to the head of BigScreen, devs are clear about two things. Facebook screws us, they screw Devs, and they have a fucking evil plan for VR; but there's no stopping them. As Anton said. "there is no second party in VR that cares as much as them," to the end. To be clear, Valve has done a lot for VR and I think it would be much smaller and a lot worse without them. Not just steam but making the Vive and inventing room scale. If you don't know, Oculus originally was partnered with Valve, but Valve didn't buy them, then Facebook secretly bought them and ripped them away from Valve who was literally sharing hardware and software with them freely. Not just that but Micheal Abrash worked at Valve and shut down their entire AR division, firing everyone, then jumped ship and became an exec at facebook. Valve has been in this for years.

The problem is that for all their work, the stakes are now higher, not lower. Facebook is making a platform and capturing the whole medium. The point of this move was to remove a key thorn in their plans, and make a clear statement. They need to be able to do what they want freely in VR and they just went for the nuclear option and are killing whatever identity Oculus had. Soon you will need a facebook account to turn your VR headset from a paperweight into a useable device. And when Facebook is how games have avatars, multiplayer, every little feature or function, then crossplay breaks down. I've already talked to Devs who are making facebook only games since they need access to things that are only in the Oculus API. What happens when games are just rooms in Horizon? Horizon is a social platform clearly channeling The Oasis, something more ironic than I can convey right now. Facebook clearly thinks that by doing this now, before their big conference, they can get all the anger out now and trade their current customers for brand new ones who don't realize what has changed or don't care. They think the Quest will sell 100 m

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Save us Gabe, you're our only hope {Seriously though, this is bad]

You know that company, the one that everyone hates? The one that makes people depressed, the that makes them angry? The one that makes them feel like everyone else in the world is okay and they're the one that's broken and a failure? The one that has every political scandal from interference with elections to negligence over a genocide? The most powerful and invasive ad generation machine ever devised? Well they're about to own VR.

The title is both a joke and not one. Reading dev twitter is horrifying. From Anton to the head of BigScreen, devs are clear about two things. Facebook screws us, they screw Devs, and they have a fucking evil plan for VR; but there's no stopping them. As Anton said. "there is no second party in VR that cares as much as them," to the end. To be clear, Valve has done a lot for VR and I think it would be much smaller and a lot worse without them. Not just steam but making the Vive and inventing room scale. If you don't know, Oculus originally was partnered with Valve, but Valve didn't buy them, then Facebook secretly bought them and ripped them away from Valve who was literally sharing hardware and software with them freely. Not just that but Micheal Abrash worked at Valve and shut down their entire AR division, firing everyone, then jumped ship and became an exec at facebook. Valve has been in this for years.

The problem is that for all their work, the stakes are now higher, not lower. Facebook is making a platform and capturing the whole medium. The point of this move was to remove a key thorn in their plans, and make a clear statement. They need to be able to do what they want freely in VR and they just went for the nuclear option and are killing whatever identity Oculus had. Soon you will need a facebook account to turn your VR headset from a paperweight into a useable device. And when Facebook is how games have avatars, multiplayer, every little feature or function, then crossplay breaks down. I've already talked to Devs who are making facebook only games since they need access to things that are only in the Oculus API. What happens when games are just rooms in Horizon? Horizon is a social platform clearly channeling The Oasis, something more ironic than I can convey right now. Facebook clearly thinks that by doing this now, before their big conference, they can get all the anger out now and trade their current customers for brand new ones who don't realize what has changed or don't care. They think the Quest will sell 100 m

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 2.0 (for normal people)

NOTE (June) 15/06/2020: r_privacy moderator trai_dep revengefully deleted my highly gilded 1.0 guide post before.

UPDATED 16/8/2020: Major edit, replaced closed source App Ops and Shizuku with AppOpsX (Free Open source) on F-Droid. This guide is nearly FOSS supported now.

Hello! I am the founder of /r/privatelife . Finally my smartphone non root guide is back, and there are some big upgrades. I was taking time to test everything myself on my daily driver, so apologies for keeping everyone in the wait, but stability and ease of use is the important goal to strive in my playbook. Privacy must be accessible to maximum amount of people without being annoying or tedious.

A kind request to share this guide to any privacy seeker.

NOTE: Only "Access Dots" by an XDA developer is closed source but works without internet.

#User and device requirement

  • ANY Android 9+ device
  • knowledge of how to copy-paste commands in Linux or Mac Terminal/MS-DOS Command Prompt (for ADB, it is very simple, trust me)

#Why not Apple devices?

iPhone does not allow you to have privacy due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was discovered in Apple's T1 and T2 "security" chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable.

Also, they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained. They also collect and sell data quite a lot. Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple promised not to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in denial.

Also, [Apple sells certificates to third-party developers that allow them to track users](https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/apples-hypocritical-defense-data-privacy

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Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 2.0 (for normal people)

NOTE (June) 15/06/2020: r_privacy moderator trai_dep revengefully deleted my highly gilded 1.0 guide post before.

UPDATED 16/8/2020: Major edit, replaced closed source App Ops and Shizuku with AppOpsX (Free Open source) on F-Droid. This guide is nearly FOSS supported now.

Hello! I am the founder of /r/privatelife . Finally my smartphone non root guide is back, and there are some big upgrades. I was taking time to test everything myself on my daily driver, so apologies for keeping everyone in the wait, but stability and ease of use is the important goal to strive in my playbook. Privacy must be accessible to maximum amount of people without being annoying or tedious.

A kind request to share this guide to any privacy seeker.

NOTE: Only "Access Dots" by an XDA developer is closed source but works without internet.

#User and device requirement

  • ANY Android 9+ device
  • knowledge of how to copy-paste commands in Linux or Mac Terminal/MS-DOS Command Prompt (for ADB, it is very simple, trust me)

#Why not Apple devices?

iPhone does not allow you to have privacy due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was discovered in Apple's T1 and T2 "security" chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable.

Also, they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained. They also collect and sell data quite a lot. Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple promised not to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in denial.

Also, [Apple sells certificates to third-party developers that allow them to track users](https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/apples-hypocritical-defense-data-privacy

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EXTENSIVE write up on Missing and Murdered Indigenous women- Is there a serial killer on the Yakama Reservation?

Missing and Murdered Indigenous women

If you have spent any time reading about true crime, you probably know that American Indian/ Native American women go missing from the United States and Canada at alarming rates. On some reservations, women experience violence and are victims of homicide at 10x the rate of women in other communities. It is a complex issue with prejudice and jurisdictional issues playing major roles. If you want to know more about the root of these issues, I suggest Missing and Murdered” podcast by Indigenous Canadian journalist Connie Walker, who explains the issues much better than I ever could; that podcast is linked below. Today, I want to highlight the stories of some of these women, specifically those missing from the Yakama community.

Background

Washington state is home to the fifth largest Indian reservation in the United States, the Yakama reservation, which is home to the Klickitat, Palus, Wallawalla, Wenatchi, Whishram, Wanapum, and Yakama people. According to the US Census Bureau, only the Osage, Puyallup (also in Washington state), Navajo, and Choctaw reservations are more populous. The Yakama reservation is located in South Central Washington state, just south of the city of Yakima. Of the 31,000 people who live on the reservation, 11,000 are enrolled tribal members. Most people who live on the reservation claim Hispanic/Latino, white, or mixed-race ancestry, but Hispanic is by far the most common ethnic group. There are also small Filipino, Japanese, and Korean communities nearby. The Yakama reservation is located just south of the town of Yakima, Washington, a large farming community of 100,000 people. Apples, cherries, peaches, pears, and hops are all grown in the dry surrounding region. Harvest time brings thousands of migrant workers to the area, so the population is always in flux.

Outside of Yakima is the town of Union Gap (Pop. 8000), which is partially on the reservation, and partially off it. There are two other proper towns on reservation, Toppenish (pop. 8000) and Wapato (pop. 5000). Other small communities such as Satus, Harrah, White Swan, and Granger all boast several hundred residents each. All in all, the Yakama nation consists of 2,200 square miles of sprawling, rural land stretching from south central Washington nearly to the Oregon border. But from this unassuming patch of high desert and grassland, more than 30 Native women have gone missing/were murdered. If we add Native men to the

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Why My iPad Screen Zooms In When I Use With Mouse?

There is a bug on iPad Air 3rd Gen which makes screen zoom in. If use app switch with a keyboard and bluetooth mouse and use alt+tab, safari does not fit to screen size and outgrow. Not only Safari, youtube, twitter and some other third party apps also don’t fit screen and looks zoomed in. Closing and reopening the app works but it’s annoying. I want to highlight “The whole window and app zoomed in.”

Is there a solution for this, and please report this bug to Apple...

Please note that every settings about zoom is switched off in Settings. Hard reset is not a solution :( , problem repeats. If use my ipad without mouse, there is no problem, but with mouse, this problem exists.

https://preview.redd.it/gvke5h76b4h51.png?width=2224&format=png&auto=webp&s=40f52d2449fc161da766fe31e9d08d355f53647d

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[Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/17 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.

Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!



~12:02 start, ~12:50 end

Major talking points he made:

&nbsp;

General

&nbsp;

Wear a mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & Minimize mixing.

Extraordinary weather conditions that many Californians are suffering through. Weather has included thousands of dry lightning strikes, causing fires. Wind gusts of up to 70 mph in Santa Ana. Hottest temps seen in 70 years. Death Valley may have recorded hottest temperature in modern recording history (~130F yesterday). Making a 5 degree change in your AC unit can save up to 20% of energy costs.

Thanks the citizens of CA for their efforts in reducing transmission of COVID-19. We are trending in the right direction but we must aim to be below 5% positivity rate.


Active Wildfires through the State:

&nbsp;

15 Active Fires burning: enormous heat index affects both citizens & our firefighters.

-River Fire: 10% contained (FMAG: federal entity helping with ability to distribute emergency resources)

-Ranch Fire: 19% contained

-Lake Fire: 31% contained

-Apple Fire: 95% contained (FMAG)


Actions CA is Taking to Conserve Energy:

&nbsp;

The pressure of the heat/weather has caused temporary service interruptions for some customers that will continue for the next few days.

&nbsp;

Expecting more strain on system particularly today: ~4400 Megawatts short of where we need to be. Addressing through different methods of procurement. You can't control the weather but you can prepare for the events. We failed to predict and plan these shortages. Simply unacceptable; Newsom takes responsibility for the shortcomings. Working to reduce energy use.

&nbsp;

Emergency proclamation to shift energy consumption:

  1. Large energy users to shift to back-up power during peak hours (~3pm-10pm). Winds have been mild which is good for fires but bad for wind energy.

  2. Utilities to power stored for PSPS. New protocols for PG&E & other independent suppliers of energy

  3. Working with ports & ships to reduce consumption from the grid while at port. West coast ports utilize a tremendous am

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 2.0 (for normal people)

NOTE (June) 15/06/2020: r_privacy moderator trai_dep revengefully deleted my highly gilded 1.0 guide post before.

UPDATED 16/8/2020: Major edit, replaced closed source App Ops and Shizuku with AppOpsX (Free Open source) on F-Droid. This guide is nearly FOSS supported now.

Hello! Finally my smartphone non root guide is back, and there are some big upgrades. I was taking time to test everything myself on my daily driver, so apologies for keeping everyone in the wait, but stability and ease of use is the important goal to strive in my playbook. Privacy must be accessible to maximum amount of people without being annoying or tedious.

A kind request to share this guide to any privacy seeker.

NOTE: Only "Access Dots" by an XDA developer is closed source but works without internet.

My previous smartphone guide feels incomplete to me, now that I look back at it, but that is how new versions are true upgrades, instead of it just being a BIG VERSION NUMBER GOOOOD race.

#User and device requirement

  • ANY Android 9+ device
  • knowledge of how to copy-paste commands in Linux or Mac Terminal/MS-DOS Command Prompt (for ADB, it is very simple, trust me)

#Why not Apple devices?

iPhone does not allow you to have privacy due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was discovered in Apple's T1 and T2 "security" chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable.

Also, they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained. They also collect and sell data quite a lot. Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple promised not to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in denial.

Also, [Apple sells certificates t

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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I’m changing the way general market advice is delivered in Australia and I’d love your opinion. Free content sample available

Hello from Sydney! As the title says, I’m trying to change the way general stock market advice is delivered to create better value for investors, specifically those with investable capital in the sub $10k category.

We live in arguably the most tightly regulated jurisdiction in the world for financial advice and financial services in general. The Australian regulatory model is considered one of the gold standards across the world, and I believe this offers a significant advantage if we’re marketing globally. It is however very expensive to remain licensed and compliant. This is one reason advice here is often so costly.

For the above reasons, professional stock market advice is almost inaccessible to the general public. If you’re someone trying to build a portfolio with sub $10k, the cost of advice can eat up a large percentage of your investable capital.

Almost the entire industry currently runs on a monthly or yearly subscription model, charging anywhere from $40 - $1,000 per month depending on your requirements. Even then, these subscriptions are so generalized that many investors won’t find utility in most of the recommendations put forward.

I’m introducing a new model. I’m going to allow clients to build a tailored list of stocks they want to follow, and charge per stock ($5 per 12 months as of right now).

This means a client can build a list of 20 stocks that they’re interested in, and pay just $100 for an entire year of access to those stocks, including all updates to the research. The charge is NON-RECURRING after the 12 months - the client has to opt back in. This allows them the chance to make adjustments to their list so they’re not paying for advice they’re not using. The research is conducted and delivered entirely in house, by us, a fully licensed and regulated firm.

A key problem with the current industry standard subscription model is that it’s not transparent. People don’t know what they’re actually getting until they subscribe. With my service, I solve that problem by making my entire list of coverage public, allowing clients to essentially create a shopping list containing whatever stocks they want.

In addition, we offer a “custom” research service where clients can submit a stock we don’t cover and we’ll research it on their behalf, delivering them a report in our standard format. This is more expensive at $50 per submission to reflect the time invested to conduct ground up analysis of the given company.

We also offer the

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[Discussion] Gov Newsom's 08/17 COVID-19 Press Conference

This discussion series is meant to spur discussion and problem solving within the community in regards to the novel COVID-19 outbreak. Below is my live transcript of Governor Newsom's COVID-19 briefing.

Please contribute with your personal views, anecdotes, or stories! Let's all strive to work together to make our communities safe & healthy!



~12:02 start, ~12:50 end

Major talking points he made:

&nbsp;

General

&nbsp;

Wear a mask, Physically distance, Wash your hands, & Minimize mixing.

Extraordinary weather conditions that many Californians are suffering through. Weather has included thousands of dry lightning strikes, causing fires. Wind gusts of up to 70 mph in Santa Ana. Hottest temps seen in 70 years. Death Valley may have recorded hottest temperature in modern recording history (~130F yesterday). Making a 5 degree change in your AC unit can save up to 20% of energy costs.

Thanks the citizens of CA for their efforts in reducing transmission of COVID-19. We are trending in the right direction but we must aim to be below 5% positivity rate.


Active Wildfires through the State:

&nbsp;

15 Active Fires burning: enormous heat index affects both citizens & our firefighters.

-River Fire: 10% contained (FMAG: federal entity helping with ability to distribute emergency resources)

-Ranch Fire: 19% contained

-Lake Fire: 31% contained

-Apple Fire: 95% contained (FMAG)


Actions CA is Taking to Conserve Energy:

&nbsp;

The pressure of the heat/weather has caused temporary service interruptions for some customers that will continue for the next few days.

&nbsp;

Expecting more strain on system particularly today: ~4400 Megawatts short of where we need to be. Addressing through different methods of procurement. You can't control the weather but you can prepare for the events. We failed to predict and plan these shortages. Simply unacceptable; Newsom takes responsibility for the shortcomings. Working to reduce energy use.

&nbsp;

Emergency proclamation to shift energy consumption:

  1. Large energy users to shift to back-up power during peak hours (~3pm-10pm). Winds have been mild which is good for fires but bad for wind energy.

  2. Utilities to power stored for PSPS. New protocols for PG&E & other independent suppliers of energy

  3. Working with ports & ships to reduce consumption from the grid while at port. West coast ports utilize a tremendous am

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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PSA: iPad models with touch issues

If you are like me, you have an iPad with touch issues. You’ll be using your iPad normally, and suddenly the keyboard isn’t typing right, the gestures wont work, and your taps will appear to be random. Oddly enough, however, your Apple Pencil appears to be working fine, your iPad isn’t frozen as content is still playing in the background, and you can still hear music playing in the background.

You may have called Apple, may have looked it up on Google, and may have taken it into a store, and if you’re one of the lucky ones to get it in the first year of use, you may have even gotten it replaced under warranty/AppleCare. For the rest of us who are not so lucky, looking up fixes online has shown one thing.

This is not a new or uncommon problem, especially among the iPad Pro models. This has records going back to the iPad Pro 12.9 and 9.7 back in 2016, though the 9.7 not as much as other models. (More on that later.) It happens as recently as the latest iPad Pro models, and even the third gen iPad Air. In search of a fix, you have certainly found the abundance of ideas people have come up with to fix this.

Many fixes have been thrown around, such as:

  • Turning on Touch Accomodations
  • Turning on Rotation Lock
  • Turning off Shake to Undo
  • Turning off Tap to Wake
  • Turning off gestures
  • Turning off WiFi
  • Turning off Bluetooth
  • Connecting the Smart Keyboard
  • Disconnecting the Smart Keyboard
  • Attaching a magnet
  • Touching the back of the iPad
  • Putting a case on
  • Taking a case off
  • Grounding yourself before/during using the iPad
  • Connecting the charger
  • Disconnecting the charger
  • Disabling every feature in settings you can find
  • Hard reset
  • Soft reset
  • Restore
  • DFU Restore
  • Deleting old emails
  • Connecting the Apple Pencil
  • Disconnecting the Apple Pencil
  • Cleaning the screen

While these may work for you, they have not worked for me. I have seen so many “fixes” for this problem that I could probably make a book of rituals and throw in praying to Steve Jobs and it wouldn’t sound out of place. However, none of these have solved the problem for me, and while they may work for you, they are almost certainly placebo.

Eventually, if you look long enough, there’s always someone who has tried these fixes, claims it works, and then later posts “Nope, it’s back again :(“

So down to the root of the problem, what causes this? I’m almost certain I’ve figured it out, and I’d invite you all to try this to see if your models with these problems exhibit t

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