First Contact - Fourth Wave - Chapter 462

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Stardate 8536.173

The Dakota had made dock at Starbase-19 in order to undergo refit and repair after a four month sweep looking for refugees. Engine updates and repairs, including some additional modifications to the Dakota were necessary. I ordered the removal of the infantry assault transporters, with the exception of a single one of that size, and additional troop lodging and assault shuttle berths.

Additionally, with the SUDS being red-dotted, I have ordered all personnel aboard the Dakota will no longer carry SUDS. I cannot explain why in any logical manner to my Spock's satisfaction, but my Riker and Worf agree with me.

This must be another prong in the enemy's attack against humanity. Not just the Terran Confederacy, but against the Federation and all other human organizations.

I've put out a call for Redshirts. Three years ago I would have been laughed at, now I saw ship Captains swapping out to Redshirt uniforms. I was able to add another full Regiment of Redshirts before the other Captains began putting out a LFM Call, where I was able to pick and choose.

Interestingly, I have a full company of Klingon Battle Ragers and a Company of Romulan Assault Marines. They arrived the day after we did and their leaders sought me out with an LFG request.

Additionally, I was informed that the Dakota has been entered in Starfleet ship registry as an "Murica Class Warship" with my Scotty and LaForge credited with the improvements and design.

So the Dakota is now canon to act as an Admiral's flagship for major fleet engagements.

How weird.

We hope to leave Starbase-19 within the next thirty days. Precursor attacks as well as Unified Council battlegroups are swarming Federation and Harmonous Cluster space.

--Admiral Jeff Picark 8873

CAPTAIN'S PERSONAL LOG

Stardate 8536.262

LOCATION: Borg Collective RP Space

This is the third Borg Cube we've found drifting with all hands lost.

McCoy stated something about massive cyberware and bioware rejection, including synthetic flesh rejection. My Pulaski concurs, pointing out massive genetic degredation far beyond anything we've ever seen. My Beverly has pointed out that the Hive

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Yet another permanent onebag setup – Year 3 – The Covid Edition

What a year it’s been, huh? To go from freely traveling with complete agency to a global shutdown, it’s been a transformative year for our little community. I was happily traveling the Yucatan in the early parts of 2020, exploring cenotes and grutas, improving my Spanish, and eating very delicious foods. I'd hear lingering talks of some virus, but what did it matter? The news always goes on about something that has no direct influence on the day-to-day of most of our experiences. Surely this will be no different. Surely...

Due to covid's halting influence on the world, I [temporarily] abandoned my quasi-quest of visiting every Mexican state. I stayed 3 months with my parents in the Floridian suburbs where they chose to retire. It's a place I've never lived, I have no friends, no car to drive, and nowhere to go even if I did. It was... an adjustment to say the least.

I then spent 2 months on a road trip unlike any other with a longtime friend and artist. My friend was already creating temporary art installations out of US standard road signs and displaying them around Miami. When the Black Lives Matter protests kicked off in full swing, we decided we could support the protests, do the art, spend a lot of time camping in the isolated wilderness, and get covid tested a ton.

Then once that wrapped up, I had nowhere else to go. My parents, as thankful as I was for their generosity, wanted their space back. Without really knowing what I was doing, I booked a one-way ticket to Mexico City, a place I had lived for a few months a couple of years ago and therefore was relatively familiar with enough that I felt comfortable essentially laying low there until this whole pandemic thing blew over. And that's exactly what I did.

OK, so why all the backstory? This is a subreddit about what's in our bags after all, not r/travel or r/solotravel. Well, I've always felt that how we travel and what influences our travels directly influences and is influenced by what we carry. The bag informs the travels, the travels inform the bag. And, comparing to years one and two, it'll be obvious in a minute here to see how the external changes influence the internal changes of what I carry. I will try to take some time to compare what's new, what's been rep

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Meanings and Inspirations : Skarlet

I did some research on all of skarlets gear and skins, and left what I found here. who should I do next

MASKS

Goddess of Gore - Skarlet uses blood as her method of attack, and gore is pretty associated with blood, as you should know.

Ancient Blood Magic - Skarlets magic is called blood magic.

Ensnaring Sorceress - Ensnaring means “To take or catch”

Arcane Blood Witch - Arcane is another older term for magic, so a modern version of this name is “Magic Blood Witch”, which makes sense.

Daywalker’s Visage - Daywalker is a term used in Marvel Comics for a human that is born half human and half vampire. Now, im not sure if that’s what this name is based on, but it makes sense for Skarlet, doesn’t it? It’s also seemingly a slang term for pale gingers.

Bewitching Bloodletter - Bewitch means to cast a spell over someone, or charm.

Reiko’s Devotee - Reiko is a character who first appeared in MK4 i think and was a main antagonist in the mkx comics. In the comic, Skarlet pretty much thinks reiko is hot as fuck.

Red-Streaked Acolyte - An acolyte is someone who is a devoted follower or attendant of something, usually something magic related.

Gory Gamine - A gamine is a woman whos left to roam the streets, otherwise known as an urchin. This fits skarlets story, and she is called a street urchin in a few dialogues.

Daughter of Outworld - She calls herself Shao Kahns daughter, and was born in Outworld. Thus, she is a daughter of outworld.

Bloodmaster’s Gore Guard - She can be called a bloodmaster, so this is her guard from gore?

Cleric of Chaos - This is another reference to the comics, where Skarlet was an ally of Havik, who is known as a cleric of chaos.

Kannibal Ferox - Ferox is a latin word that roughly means “wild”

Heart-Attack Assassin - I think we all know what a heart attack is and how it relates to Skarlet, of course shes an assassin too.

Outworld Waif - Waif is a word for a homeless person, mainly used to describe a homeles orphan, which Skarlet was.

Bloody May She Reign - I believe this is a reference top Bloody Mary. The start of it sounds like it’s going to say Bloody Mary, and reign is a significant part of the bloody mary tale.

Ruby Red mistress - Ruby’s are known for being red, Skarlets normally red, woo. but Ruby Red is the name of a book in a series of novels by German writer Kerstien Gier. The books go as follows : Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, and Emerald Green. Skarlet, Kitana, and Jade perhaps? Hmm.

Stealthy Sanguinare - Sanguinar

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Bitcoin Newcomers FAQ - Please read!

Welcome to the /r/Bitcoin Sticky FAQ

You've probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin recently and are wondering what's the big deal? Most of your questions should be answered by the resources below but if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments.

It all started with the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper however that will probably go over the head of most readers so we recommend the following articles/books/videos as a good starting point for understanding how bitcoin works and a little about its long term potential:

Some other great resources include Michael Saylor's Hope.com and "Bitcoin for Everybody"' course, Jameson Lopp's resource page, Gigi's resource page, and James D'Angelo's Bitcoin 101 Blackboard series. Some excellent writing on Bitcoin's value proposition and future can be found at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute.

If you are technically or academically inclined check out developer resources and peer-reviewed research papers, course lectures from both [MIT]

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Cardano Rumor Rundown 03.29.2021

Hey Everyone!

I've been obsessively consuming all the Cardano news and media on a daily basis for years now. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share a list of what I'm seeing for anyone else who's interested. Feel free to make additions as you see fit. Many of your additions from yesterday are in the “Newly Covered” list for today. Also let me know if you think any of the “Previously Covered but Still Interesting” items are no longer interesting and should leave the list.

Check out the youtube companion to today’s post: https://youtu.be/1C6Ka-n2P-0

Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. Every once in a while, I like to take stock of where the rest of the crypto space is on Cardano. So, let’s do a little review of what a few of the larger youtube crypto and other influencers are saying about Cardano right now.
  2. The biggest crypto youtuber with 717k subscribers says “shame on you, Cardano community” for talking so badly about EIP 1559 (the latest Ethereum Improvement Proposal). Then in the same video he says he may tell people to sell their Ethereum for Cardano & DOT if things don’t improve by the end of April (with a bunch of caveats). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1OdprEpHfU.
  3. Another youtuber with 587k subscribers posted a video called “Why I'm Dumping Ethereum For This Coin” and said that ETH would have “massive problems” if Cardano hits its deadline for smart contracts on mainnet. He’s actually recommending some other coins that aren’t ETH or Cardano, but made his lack of confidence in ETH in the face of Cardano’s challenge very clear if Cardano achieves its goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p8LgjMQbyE
  4. Lark Davis (256k subscribers) released a video called “Don’t Buy Cardano” in which he lays out the devil’s advocate argument against Cardano and then responds to those arguments. He finished by saying “I think that Cardano will prove the haters wrong this year…but...it will simply be a piece of the bigger picture of the cryptoverse.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-bB8gzUCMo This followed a video a few days ago that seemed to identify the delay of Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling solution as “probably the biggest crypto fail of 2021”. https://youtu.be/QCo5egQmiG8
  5. That’s a collective 1.56 million subscribers. Of course, some ov
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Transcript of the CEO Live Update: Introducing the Care.Protocol (March 26, 2021) | Part 1

Watch the Live Update here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhTyts1sFEM&t=175s

This is Part 1 of this Transcript.

Read Part 2 here: https://www.reddit.com/r/solvecare/comments/mipvtk/transcript_of_the_ceo_live_update_introducing_the/

Read Part 3 here: https://www.reddit.com/r/solvecare/comments/mipso3/transcript_of_the_ceo_live_update_introducing_the/

Pradeep Goel

Hello, everyone, this is Pradeep Goel with Solve.Care. And I'm joined by our Chief Architect Raj Kushwaha. And we are delighted to have you all join us today. And if you're watching this video later on in the day or in the week, we are very glad that you are joining us on this great and exciting day for Solve.Care and for healthcare in general. Before we get started with the content, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you all our Chief Architect, Raj Kushwaha. He has taken over a lot of the vision and the mission and the strategy of building the most powerful decentralized platform on the planet. And Raj is going to do most of the talking today, which I very much look forward to. Raj is based in India, and I am, of course in the [Solve.]Care office. And we are both looking forward to this conversation with all of you. Today is a very exciting day and we have a lot of material to cover. So let me share with you the deck that we will cover, that Raj will present a majority of it.

https://preview.redd.it/8y54wb4cysq61.png?width=889&format=png&auto=webp&s=9192998a5d8d0ca6afe2795e83077a7aa9113d3e

And the topic today is the announcement of the release of Care.Protocol. During this webinar, we will be publishing the Care.Protocol to GitHub. And towards the end of the conversation, I will also publish the roadmap for where we go from here, because there's a lot of exciting things in the works. Today is just the beginning of a very exciting period for Solve.Care, and for all of you. Before we get started, I want to thank the Solve.Care community around the world — Korea and India, Turkey and Netherlands and U.S, of course, and Canada. There are so many places where we have such wonderful, amazing support from physicians, from all of you, the crypto community, the blockchain communi

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Hellfire Across the Heavens Ch:5

First/Previous/Next

Date Point: January 23, 2437

Unity Station

Pan Asian Coalition Security Council

Seven of the most powerful people in Terran space looked at the holodeck in front of them with grim faces. A Senate war fleet approached the linchpin of PAC power in the Outer Rim. Long Kou was home to the single largest station beyond the Iron Belt. If it was lost then there would be no counteroffensive.

“What is the status of the 2nd Coalition fleet?”

“72% of all ships are accounted for,” a general said bringing up a new projection, “this includes all four Dragon class dreadnaughts and eight battleships. The overall strength of the fleet numbers at 666 ships.”

Zhang Fei rubbed the bridge of his nose, “please tell me my son did not reduce the number of ships under his command based on superstition.”

“Moral is important for the men, if they believe that number is special then they will make it special.”

“Fine, what is the word from the 7th Han fleet and 8th route army?”

“Admiral Yamamoto is on route, she will arrive within the week, the 8th, for the most part, is already in the system.”

“Is there any word from the United Nations?” one of the men asked hopefully.

Another general shook his head, “Other than their ‘thoughts and prayers?’ they will not send us aid. This will be another challenge we face alone.”

“Very well, see to it that the men understand the importance of this conflict. For if we fail to stop it here and now, billions more shall perish.”

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“Prepare for docking in ten, nine, eight…” Oscar flicked through his HUD, noting the various distances between him, the other men of Bravo Company, and the much larger distance between him and Outlook on Forever station.

“You ever been to Outlook?” Captain Bryce asked, he was the company commander and a veteran of the 13th Afro-American war.

“Yeah, it’s one of the few populated human stations this far out. Most people transit from here to the outer rim worlds.” The airlock opened and they entered the docking hanger where the rest of Bravo company was waiting. Eighty-one marines stood in straight ranks chattin

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Long Long Way To Go: #11 Peter Gabriel (Melt) - Peter Gabriel

While it's not as clean of a round number like ten, these top eleven albums are the peaks of solo Genesis music, and are truly the best of the best in my eyes. I love them all to death and they each have a special place in my heart. It was unbelievably hard to sort all of these by preference, and #11-#4 are all about equal for me, so keep that in mind if anything seems a bit too low.

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Released in 1980

Full album here

Never have I ever heard an artist that changed their sound so drastically, and completely reinvented themself with a single album, in the way Peter Gabriel did with Melt. Even Genesis, who transformed from prog legends into hit-makers, didn't see such a dramatic change in sound overnight, only gradually becoming more commercial with each album - far from an instant process. With Peter, I think he realized that continuing in the vein of Scratch simply wasn't going to work or do him any favors. Additionally, Peter is someone constantly searching for ways to broaden his horizons, always willing to try something new.

Peter:

>I think that the third album was quite important for me in terms of really having a defining sound and the band coming through. It was the first record where I was clearly doing something different from what other people were doing.^(1)

Melt came with two massive overhauls to Peter's brand as an artist. Firstly, the rawness of Robert Fripp's production on Scratch, was replaced with a slick and fresh sound, thanks to Peter's new producer Steve Lillywhite. The two would prove to have a great chemistry with each other, resulting in experimental and unorthodox methods and ideas in terms of production - namely the choice to omit all forms of cymbals from the album.

Peter:

>I was looking around for some young, new and interesting people that I could work with. Steve Lillywhite and Hugh Padgham had worked on the XTC record, and some other what were then alternative bands, and of the people I had met I enjoyed their work a lot.^(1)

And secondly, Peter's creative process of songwriting was completely turned on its head, as he began to write songs from the ground up, focusing on the rhythm first, before considering any kind of melody or chords. This focus on rhythm and percussion tied right into Peter's newfound interest of African music, which played a large role in the album's character, on a few songs in

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what if god committed suicide

What if God turned himself into dust

What if God was bored of being God and was too disappointed with mankind or the life that he originally created for the force that he was given what if we are all fragments of God and we all share the same gifts and our core we are all the same we are all not children of God fragments

How badly have you ever wanted to kill somebody when you were a child that you can remember have you ever wanted to try to kill somebody as a child what was your most fearful experience as a child that you can remember and also have you ever taken an IQ test or please provide your results of IQ see the problem is that people lie that's the issue that is

We all have to learn to pay attention to things but those things end up being different from one another Due to the differences in our biological systems in our DNA and our environment and everything that relates to

That is the primary issue with surveyical psychological research that is one of the issues regarding psychological day for research

We want somebody that we like to listen to and that we also like to talk to we like we want somebody that first of all likes to talk with us and engage and connect with our ideas all the words coming out of our mouth the topics the subjects that we're speaking about casually as we go through life things that stick to our memory when we go to bed at night or think about during moments of silence and quiet if there are any we want somebody everybody needs or wants and needs whether they know it or not somebody that they can trust this establishes trust but they need somebody that they can trust with their ideas with their frequencies and because so it can be so so that they feel comfortable knowing that the echo that's going to come back is not going to be painful to them or it is going to reach a certain level of pain that they know is tolerable this creates a psychological feeling of safety in both persons but or maybe one maybe some some not all those that have those that have those that have issues with trust and communication in a way for a lot of people the problem for a lot of people is that the people with communication issues and bond related friendship malfunctions relationship dysfunctional relationships or establishing them and maintaining them part of the issue is maintaining this is another issue with this concept or this idea of frequencies for this angle looking at it at an angle of frequencies if people don't like to talk to

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I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

Author’s Note: Welcome back to part four of the “I’m A Monster” series, if you haven’t listened and or read the first three chapters. They are listed below. (Also surprise! It’s a couple days early!)

Part One: I’m A Monster Created By The Government To Hunt Other Monsters.

Part Two: I’m A Monster Protecting Humanity, Things Are Getting Dangerous For Me…

Part Three: I’m A Monster Who Used To Hunt Other Monsters For The Government.

Doctor John and I had come across an abandoned cabin ten miles deep into the forest, it was evident to both of us that we would be staying there for the time being. It was also more than likely that us killing the avian creature had attracted the attention of other cryptids, and, they would soon be there to clean up what was left.

Dusk was approaching, the shadows of the trees were growing stronger. We needed to be efficient, I’ve stated in the past that I wasn’t keen on the idea of bringing others with me. But John was intelligent and much more of an asset than a liability.

I slowly approached the steps of the front deck to the cabin, crawling across the ground on all fours. Doctor John was close behind, putting in an effort to be as quiet as possible.

The cabin itself was in decent but not pristine shape. There was rotting spots in the wood, the steps to the deck were dented. The front left window had a crack running up the middle, vegetation was beginning to grow its way up the sides of the foundation.

I sniffed the air, seeing if I could pick up the scent of any sort of entity within the structure, but was relieved when I came up with nothing. It seemed safe, for the moment.

“I smell nothing, Doctor. It should be safe. But still be cautious of your surroundings.”

John nodded, clearly on board with my assessment.

“Well, you’re the expert.” He huffed lightly before following my lead up to the deck.

I sliced the remaining integrity of the lock off with my claws and pushed the door open, letting us both inside. I stood up in a bipedal fashion once in the foyer, the ceiling being about nine feet high, only giving me a foot of headroom.

In case there was anything inside that was masking its scent, John and I still did a sweep of the interior, wanting to be thorough about whether or not we were alone.

We found nothing but spider webs and dust. Along with an as

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Filtering posts from usernames suggested on signup

I noticed that a lot of the lowest quality content in my subreddits often comes from users who select a suggested username on account creation. You know, that name format that's often "Adjective-Noun_Number", always with the first letter of each word capitalized, and optionally dashes or underscores between each element. This may or may not be the case for you, but when someone is looking for a quick throwaway account, they'll often use a username suggested by Reddit.

To account for this, I put together an AutoModerator rule that will filter posts from these users, here:

type: submission
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    name (regex, case-sensitive): ^((Aardvark|Abalone|Abbreviations|Abies|Ability|Abject|Able|Abroad|Abrocoma|Academic|Acadia|Acanthaceae|Acanthisitta|Acanthocephala|Acanthopterygii|Acceptable|Access|Accident|Accomplished|According|Account|Accountant|Accurate|Acrobatic|Act|Action|Active|Activity|Actual|Actuary|Actuator|Ad|Adagio|Addendum|Addition|Additional|Address|Adept|Adeptness|Adhesiveness|Administration|Administrative|Admirable|Adorable|Advance|Advanced|Advantage|Adventurous|Advertising|Advice|Advisor|Aerie|Affect|Affectionate|Afraid|After|Afternoon|Age|Agency|Agent|Aggravating|Aggressive|Agile|Agitated|Agreeable|Aide|Aioli|Air|Airline|Airport|Alarm|Alarmed|Alarming|Albatross|Alert|Alfalfa|Algae|Alive|Alone|Alps|Alternative|Altruistic|Amazing|Ambassador|Ambition|Ambitious|Amoeba|Amount|Amphibian|Analysis|Analyst|Ancient|Angle|Animal|Animator|Annual|Answer|Ant|Anteater|Antelope|Antique|Anxiety|Anxious|Any|Anybody|Anything|Anywhere|Apart|Apartment|Appeal|Appearance|Apple|Apples|Application|Appointment|Apprehensive|Appropriate|Apricot|Arachnid|Archer|Area|Argument|Arm|Armadillo|Army|Aromatic|Arrival|Art|Artichoke|Article|Artist|Artistic|Arugula|Ashamed|Aside|Ask|Asleep|Asparagus|Aspect|Assignment|Assist|Assistance|Assistant|Associate|Association|Assumption|Astronaut|Astronomer|Athlete|Atmosphere|Attempt|Attention|Attitude|Attorney|Audience|Author|Automatic|Available|Average|Avocado|Avocados|Award|Aware|Awareness|Away|Awkward|Baby|Back|Background|Bad|Badger|Bag|Bake|Baker|Balance|Ball|Banana|Bananas|Band|Bandicoot|Bank|Bar|Barber|Barnacle|Barracuda|Base|Baseball|Basic|Basil|Basis|Basket|Bass|Bat|Bath|Bathroom|Battle|Beach|Beans|Bear|Beat|Beautiful|Bed|Bedroom|Bee|Beginning|Being|Bell|Belt|Bench|Bend|Beneficial|Benefit|Berry|Best|Bet|Better|Beyond|Bicycle|Bid|Big|Bike|Bill|Bird|Birthday|Biscotti|Bison|Bit|Bite|Bitter
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The Flash #56 - Future Debt (Unwritten Futures, Act I)

##The Flash #56 - Future Debt (Unwritten Futures, Act I)

<< | < | > Coming February 1st

Author: brooky12

Book: Flash

Event: Unwritten Futures

Arc: Speed Force

Set: 56

Read First: Linear Man #1 - The Future is Wrong

Additional Recommended Reading: New Titans #3 - The Past Was Close Behind


&nbsp;

The Flash walked up the stairs to the Hall of Justice established in Metropolis. The tourists and press nearby immediately began snapping pictures of him, which in their defense was the point. One of the Hall’s defenses was a bit finicky if Flash ran too fast last he checked, so he had developed a habit of walking into the Hall at normal speed. He liked seeing the pictures on the various social media sites for some reason.

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To him, he was one of dozens or hundreds with powers, and focused so intently on doing life-saving work and ensuring the world stayed safe. Sometimes, just walking up stairs and seeing the reactions of people who see them a role model or celebrity helped make it worth it.

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He entered the Halls of Justice, the employees working at the front already stepping to the side. They were regular people, down on their luck folk in the area around Metropolis that the Justice League had hired to give them a second shot. While their job caused them to see members of the League more often, they were still awestruck regardless.

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The Flash made his way to the central Hall, limited only to employees and members of the League. He heard the machinery process as he took his first steps in the hallway as the defense systems began checking his identity. A small drone disconnected from the roof, flying down to him.

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He let the device land in his hand, respective glove already removed. A small pad swiped his palm, the prick of the needle that accompanied it on his finger to check his blood almost painless. He continued to walk down the hall, a low hum of the security system confirming his identity allowing the employees behind him to get back to work. He wasn’t sure what their protocol was if someone was foolish or powerful enough to attempt to break in

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Looking for advice (CST/CIT) after 15 years of industry experience

Hello good folks,

I expect it to be a very long post to please bear with me. Looking for some insights, ideas and advice here regarding one of the computing diplomas at BCIT. I apologize for my long rant in advance but I believe that mentioning my background and concerns in detail would probably get more informed and targeted thoughts from people.

I already have my Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from overseas but it was back in 2005 when graduated, so it's a bit dated now. I have been working in Telecommunications industry ever since so I easily have about 15 years of work experience. Even though I was introduced to the concepts of programming and coding back then, I didn't pursue it afterwards and you could say that my programming skills/exposure at this stage are zero. My main line of work has been the operational and network integration side of the Optical fiber & Microwave Transport and Broadband networks (mainly Ericsson). The related hardware, its integration on to the Network Management Systems using networking/routing protocols, network service provisioning (2G/2G/4G-LTE) and protection schemes using layer 1 and layer 2, troubleshooting and customer support, plus a bit of a project management mixed in.

I landed in Canada early last year but haven't been able to find any work related to my background, yet. Had a couple of interviews and some LinkedIn research and that's when I realized that the market here is totally different. I almost aced an hour and a half interview (at one of Western Canada's big Telecom/ISP company) but what I lacked was the Python coding/scripting/automation knowledge/experience which eventually cost me that role, which was a good senior position with some $75-$80 per hour. Needless to say, I was heartbroken, failing the only interview I got in so many months and being financially broke.

Many friends and acquaintances suggested that I should get a Master's degree from Canada because the employers prefer locally verifiable qualification/experience, but to be honest, being out of touch with the studies for so long, I was not mentally ready to go back to school and then the idea of getting burdened by a hefty loan didn't excite me either. But looking at the market situation now, which has been further devastated by this stupid Covid, I finally made my mind to go for it and look for the suitable options.

Now for the BCIT diplomas. For my Fall 2021 plans, I have been extensively researching into them for a few d

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RECOMMENDED SELLERS LIST!

#Now Updated To Include Banggood Brands!

Sellers added to this list represent a good chance that you will have a good experience, good-quality product for your money, and good experience in terms of customer service with no scam issues etc., almost like buying from Amazon. Some I can personally endorse, other are recommendations taken from the community. I do not take responsibility for any issues you face using the recommended seller list, however I can say I would definitely buy from any of the sellers in this list without hesitation as they're all pretty reputable and have built their trust up.

If something you're looking for is not in this category or is not very centralised (i.e. sold by a bunch of weird sellers rather than one central reputable storefront), do some research and try to buy from a reputable shop. The best way to do this is to look for a high store rating (95%+ is good enough for most of my purchases, 98% indicates a well trusted big brand), and searching for your item then sorting by orders. This isn't foolproof as some sellers fake orders (and then often have few reviews), however it's a much better sort than most of the default results AliExpress can give you. A few thousand orders from a shop is genuinely a green light that the item is okay. Make sure to inspect review photographs (lack of photographs can be a red flag), read comments, etc. This is not meant to be a foolproof, full list of trustworthy AE sellers, but a list of trustworthy brands to buy from's biggest stores (and a few "aggregate" sellers which are highly respected and trusted in their field of expertise)

Guides & Clone Lists

A number of Western products are cloned by the Chinese - to varying levels of success. For somewhat notable fields where this happens, I've compiled a subject-specific guide to the industry and the various clone items.

Motorisation/Transport etc.

ROCKBROS (alt. store) - Very affordable cycling gear store, very high quality and great customer s

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Metro: Endgame [Short Story] Part Two

Part One

Metro: Endgame

Part Two: Damnation

I stared into the fire, savoring a cup of warm tea. Rizhskaya was fairly quiet at this time of night, since the traders couldn’t peddle their wares when everybody was asleep. Only a few guards and nocturnal travellers were up and about, and I tried to enjoy it while I could. In the morning I would have to head to Prospekt Mira, and that was sure to not be a fun trip.

I drained my cup and stood. There was a beggar sleeping by the fire so I did not douse it before returning to my tent and calling it a night. My bastard submachine gun was still tucked under my bed, so as far as I was concerned I was well-fitted for the job. I had some connections amongst the Hansa guards, so it should be no problem getting through. I blew out my lantern and fell to my cot.

In the morning I sacrificed six bullets to get a decent breakfast of pork and bread. It was delicious, perfectly greasy, the bread light and fluffy. The clocks read that it was going on nine o’clock in the morning, so I decided it was time to start getting ready. I would have to meet my client, Mikhail Rasnikov, in thirty minutes. That was plenty of time to dress up for the trip, gather my gun and ammo, and smoke a couple of cigarettes before I left.

I chose a light leather tunic with a thin kevlar vest beneath it, and some old camouflage pants. The Hansa were a little jumpy lately with the Reds so close by, and showing up dressed for war was not good. I also tucked away my passport and documents.

Mikhail was sitting on the edge of the platform, near the tunnel entrance. I passed by several merchants, my unloaded submachine gun dangling from my hand. Mikhail looked up as I approached and waved. He seemed like a nervous little man.

“Hello,” I called.

“Hello,” he replied, extending his hand. “It’s... Pavel, right?”

“Yes, Pavel Dostoevsky at your service.”

“Well? Are you ready?”

“I suppose so. It’s an easy trip to Prospekt Mira but it’s a lot of walking.”

“Hey, you’re going to Prospekt Mira?” asked a man that was passing by.

“That’s none of your concern,” I said.

“Sorry, sorry. It’s just that you better be careful. They’ve been real jittery since that D6 fiasco, and now that Igovich is in charge of the Red Line, well... they’re really suspicious of foreigners, you know, with all that bullshit he’s been spouting.”

“Igovich? Who is that?” inquired Mikhail.

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Twilight Mirage thoughts, up through Skein (ep 54)

I was going to wait until the end of TM to do another writeup, but things are really accelerating, and I have too much to talk about to hold off anymore.

Unmarked spoilers for the first 54 episodes of Twilight Mirage. Counter/Weight spoilers will be marked.

Cards on the table, I didn't expect to really like Twilight Mirage this much. It seemed weird, and I guess I don't know a lot of utopian stories and how they work, but I kind of thought I would just skate through TM to get back to Hieron, but at this point, I honestly wouldn't mind if they kept going. (I know they're really doing a lot with the pacing of character arcs and stuff that wouldn't make sense to extend it out; I know we're getting into final act material in a lot of ways. I just really enjoy this.)

The music got really extremely good on this back half of TM, and there seems to be a lot of it. It blew my mind to realize that Jack had written each character a leitmotif, and I kind of wish they would get used more in scenes where those characters are prominently featured, but really I just think it's so cool for that to exist. (Kind of want to do theme tunes for characters in tabletop games I play in, in the future. Not that I will, that seems like a lot of work.) There's a little moment in "The Notion", that plays at the end of this episode, where most of the layers drop out and the melody is really exposed, and it's just so pretty. It's like the clouds parting and the sun shining through, and I want it in a music box.

I'm loving the switch to Scum and Villainy. It's jogging my memory of Marielda, and making me want to go back and relisten (but I won't, not until I'm caught up with everything). I realized I had bought a digital copy of Blades in the Dark as part of an itch.io bundle and never actually got into it, so I'm flipping through that system now. Ah, the games I'd love to run if I had I group.

The real reason I felt compelled to write this earlier than I planned is because the content of these missions has so much to dig into. We've had: tracking down missing children (Sailors of the Ark), securing access to the stitch (Barricade and Polyphony, and Advent), following Acre 7 into the Wound of Skein (Ache, and the Second Miracle), and trying to prevent Dark Day (the Compel project). And I think the common thread they all share is that they have a commentary on violence. The whole of Twilight Mirage is a commentary on violence (overtly, Quire hates violence so much

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[WTS] MYOG Gear and Goodies NEW YEAR/NEW GEAR SALE! Pockets, Wallets, Fannys, Slings and Packs. Weights in description!!

Hiya All! Hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday season. Me? I holed up with the family at a lake, unplugged, for the first time this year. Was it glorious? Yes it was, thank you for asking!

First, verification:

https://imgur.com/a/mBi1kkF

Hey! It's me again, that guy who hides in a basement with sewing machines and likes gnomes. I'm back again with another drop of various MYOG Goodies....New year NEW GEAR SALE. Fanny Packs, shoulder strap pockets, some small daypacks and frameless backpacks, sling/sacoche/purses/drug bags, as well as my perenially popular wallets!! Its been a lot of fun putting all this together. All items are completely one of a kind. I produce everything on a totally nano scale, and love mixing up colors and textures. If you want unique ultralight or ultrabright ultralight you are in the right place

**Note: I leave all straps and cordage long to accomodate all different body sizes. Feel free to trim as necessary for your own personal use, or just to shave some grams

Prices are listed for the items and shipping/ fees are included, I can accept Paypal or Venmo. If you need another payment method let me know and I can work something out. All items will be shipped USPS with tracking, except the wallets and shoulder strap pockets. It's far cheaper to mail those out in envelopes. Again, if this doesn't work let me know. If you want more than one item reach out, we can certainly figure something out. I can make runs to the post office any day other then Wednesday, and if you make a purchase before 2pm CST odds are good it will go out same day (it IS snowing/sleeting today, the 29th, so we'll see if I can make it out..I'll keep ya posted). I'll provide shipping numbers as soon as I send them off. Larger items go out using 2 day priority shipping and I've honestly been impressed by USPS service. It IS prime shipping season though, and I've now officially had one issue with USPS shipping that is vexing me, but it still seems like the best/cheapest way to get stuff out.

SHOULDER STRAP POCKETS

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Padded zip shoulder pockets with a stretch pocket on the outside. These pockets are sized to be able to hold a large cell phone easily (I have a galaxy s20 for reference). Interior has spacer mesh padding, outside features a secondary stretch pocket. Want to store your power bank and phone together?? GO FOR IT. Water bottle and phone?

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Tackling The Issue Of Doomstacks

IMPORTANT: This post is going to delve into the issue of doomstacks, what they are, why they are a problem and what the developers can do to mitigate or outright remove the issue of them entirely. Feel free to offer feedback on whether or not you think some of these ideas are good or bad and please add some of your own if you feel like I missed any. I know that both the community and developers have for a long time tried to find a solution to this problem and I hope that this post can inspire some ideas. Thank you!

The Issue Of Doomstacks

First of all I want to clarify for those who may not know what a doomstack is. A doomstack is a common term within strategy gaming used to define ‘’an army that is too powerful to be defeated.’’ In Stellaris terms, it’s often what we call a super fleet that comprises every single ship available to an empire. Alternatively, it is a term we use to define ‘’the strongest possible army (fleet) we can get from what we have’’ which of course will always be to merge every single ship you have into a single massive fleet. This is how wars are fought in Stellaris. Both sides will always merge all of their ships into a single massive fleet, then duke it out in one lose all/win all battle where the winner takes everything and wins the war.

There are many reasons why having every war revolve around a single massive battle between two doomstacks is bad game design. First and foremost, it means that whichever side has the strongest fleet is always going to win, with the other side having close to no opportunity to change the outcome. This makes wars very one sided and unengaging. If you are the stronger empire, wars are going to be a boring steamroll taking system after system with no repercussions. If you are the weaker empire, you’re simply going to get rolled no matter what you do, which is frustrating.

It is important that the player always has the opportunity to do something about a bad situation. An empire with a small fleet shouldn’t instantly lose to a bigger empire. Of course it should be at a major disadvantage, but it shouldn’t be without a chance to defend itself. We see this constantly in the real world. Take Vietnam or Afghanistan for example. Both were fighting against a superior force, yet they still managed to hold their own. Wars aren’t fought by taking one massive army and doing a push. It is fought over frontlines stretching unbelievable distances. There is a reason for this. Defense. If you consolidate all

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[Tales From the Terran Republic] Barnard's Star Round Two

Here we go again...

The rest of this series can be found here

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“Video games?” Sheila asked, “Seriously?”

Sheloran nodded her head vigorously.

“I love crafting games!” she squeaked.

“Crafting games.”

“Yes!”

“Bullshit.”

“No, some of them are really good!” Jessie piped up. “Some of them can actually be used to learn electronics and stuff.”

“It’s true,” Bunny agreed.

“So you mean to tell me that there is a game out there that details how to arm a nuke?”

“Several!” Sheloran squeaked. “There’s Matter Effect twenty-seven, Condemned Eternal, and of course the classic Night Falls-”

“Seriously?” Sheila asked. “Bunny confirm that.”

“Don’t have to,” Bunny replied. “I love Night Falls Over Terra.”

“And don’t forget Federation Fun Time!” Jessie chirped. “The nuke DLC is great!”

“I refuse to believe that the Republic would allow classified material to be in a fucking video game!”

“Well it’s not exactly the same,” Sheloran said, “they change a detail here or there but the overall principle is the same. It was close enough that I could figure out the rest and the manuals really helped too!”

“Manuals?” Sheila asked in a dangerous voice. “Bunny!”

“I’m sorry,” a synthetic voice replied, “Bunny.exe cannot be found. Would you like to delete the shortcut?”

“Bunny!!!”

***

Gloria’s eyes opened as an impulse hit her brain through her neural link accompanied with a dose of Clearbright being shot into her veins, rendering her instantly awake, alert, and refreshed.

Five minutes before real space.

Time to get ready.

She pulled up the latest shipping schedules for Barnard’s Star along with her target list.

She already knew everything on it. She had spent most of the trip staring at those lists, running one simulation after another.

She looked at the countdown timer.

Two minutes before real space.

She quickly reviewed her ship’s status. Everything was in the green.

One minute before real space.

She pulled up her auto-injector satchel’s inventory and selected a dose of Shatter.

Inside her helmet, her the pupils of her eyes constricted to pinpoints and she let loose a ragged, happy exhale.

Thirty seconds before real space.

She laid her hands on the controls as a happy smile graced her lips.

***

///REPMIL COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL: CLASSIFIED///

///NOTICE: ACCESS TO THIS CHANNEL IS RESTRICTED. CLEARANCE LEVEL (ERROR: NOT DEFINED) REQUIRED///

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CDPROJECTRED’s Adam Kiciński Q&A Transcript.

I believe a link was posted earlier on this sub by a gentleman but here it’s is again with text.

https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/wp-content/uploads-en/2020/10/trancript_en.pdf

Adam Kiciński (AK): Greetings, I’m Adam Kiciński, Joint CEO of CD PROJEKT. Thank you for joining today’s call which concerns the postponement of the Cyberpunk 2077 release date by 3 weeks - until December 10. We would like to briefly explain the reasons behind today’s decision and also answer any questions you may have. First and foremost, on behalf of the whole Board, I would like to offer an apology for breaking our promise and failing your trust. We underestimated the time required for the very final processes. The game is ready for the PC and runs great on the next-gen consoles, and could be shipped on the scheduled date on those platforms. However, even though the game has been certified on the current gens by both Sony and Microsoft, some very final optimization processes for such a massive and complex game require a bit of additional time. Moreover, while we are releasing on the PC and two console brands, we are, in fact, preparing and testing nine distinct versions of the game, for the following platforms: PC Xbox One Xbox One X PS4 PS4 Pro compatible releases on Xbox Series S and Series X PS5 compatible release ...and Stadia. And last but not least, despite all the effort taken to limit the impact of Covid-19 on our work, the current epidemiological situation at this final stage of the project is not making things any easier. We are fully aware of the consequences of this decision, but at the same time, we feel we have an amazing game on our hands and believe that the decision is the right one to take, and will be borne out in the long run. With that, I think we can go ahead with the Q&A session. I am at your full disposal, as are Piotr Nielubowicz, our CFO, and Michał Nowakowski -Member of the Board responsible for our publishing policy. Q1: Good evening. I’ve got 3 questions. My first one – going back to what you said in the middle of June when you last delayed the game – I think you specifically ruled out delaying it again beyond November 19. My question is – why is it different this time; why you’re confident that you can get this game out on December 10. Secondly, you mentioned in your comments that “we have an amazing game on our hands”. Could you provide some feedback that you’ve been getting from testing on how the game plays and we can get comfortable – when we a

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Packaging Deep Dive- the new battleground between Intel, AMD and TSMC

This is part 2 of a series on semiconductor companies. If you read part 1,available both on my blog and reddit, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the future is all doom and gloom for Intel. However, the reality is that’s not necessarily the case. Their longer-term future bears some promise. Although it’s incredibly important, lithography is not the be-all and end-all of integrated circuit design manufacturing. Another critical part which has often been overlooked in the past is packaging – essentially how you make the calculations done on the transistors be transported to the outside world. The process of making a semiconductor device consists of fabricating on wafers with lithography, slicing the wafer into dies, which are then packaged. Packaging protects the die from damage, and lets the chip communicate with the outside world – as well as within the package itself. One of the few things Intel management have said over the past few years that I whole-heartedly agree with is that packaging, not lithographic process, is the future. The main reason for this is the falling benefits of moving to smaller processes [1], coupled with rapidly increasing costs – a EUV machine to make advanced processes can cost up to $125million [2], while the R&D costs to make smaller processes are also increasing [3].

What is packaging?

The best analogy for understanding packaging design is that of architectural history. Imagine each transistor is a human worker. Traditional lithographic improvements have been focused around making the ‘workers’ more productive in smaller spaces – first hunter-gathering, then farming, then offices, etc. However, we’re now at the point where workers have so little room to move in their workspaces (cubicles) it’s extremely difficult to do any more cost-savings the traditional way. Instead, what we need to do is break out of the traditional paradigm we have of placing everyone in one massive building and move to more radical designs. There are two main ways we could go about doing this: chiplets and 3D stacking[4]. In the terminology of our analogy, chiplets are like if you split up the old massive office building into a campus with multiple smaller offices, where each team can wo

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For Our Final Responders (A Love Letter)

Do you sometimes feel that people have forgotten about you? I sometimes feel that people have forgotten about you.

It is easy to lose you to the basements of our hospitals and our windowless morgues. You enter and exit in the tunnels underground. You operate behind the tarps and tents that shield us from the sight of the refrigerated trucks. Administration had you erect them at the peak of the pandemic because our neighbors said the presence of the trucks made them feel "unsafe in their neighborhood". You worked overtime that day to do it. A lot of people watched you. Some would have liked to help you (I would like to think, anyway), but they were scared to be too close to it. Them. The dead. Our dead. One kind man from the storeroom with no PPE or scrubs steps in. In a few hours, you effectively hid yourself from the world again. You worked so hard to do it.

Later, on the evening news, an administrator issued a public apology on your behalf. He said to our neighbors: "Sorry that we failed to protect you from your own realities." (Or he would have if he had any perspective on your situation at all). He should have told them that 2 people were tasked with caring for 200 people. Before that week it was only 1. Just you. He should have told everyone that we were lucky to have refrigerated trucks that stayed refrigerated. I know that you had just secured a trench for our hospital as we were a small margin away from mass burial. You were just ordered to seal coffins on-site. Do you think that he knew? He must have. He knew these things while he was apologizing for you.

When you cried, your tears were hidden by your goggles and your biohazard suit. Your layered masks and respirators. Now you had the added cover of the tarps they made you hang when your heartache overflowed from the basement. A tent was set up as a garage for the hearses coming in and out. Springtime hit and the birds chirped and we worked tirelessly to hide you. Maybe that effort should have been used to help you. Did you think about that?

Do you find it weird that people can forget about you while also talking about you every single day? I find it weird. I think about that a lot.

When the daily death toll is reported for the day, when our biostatisticians and epidemiologists debate the predicted trajectories of our grim numerals, when our families and friends consume these numbers—and Cuomo addresses them— do you think that they know to multiply them by 206?

Do you think

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The Insanity of Humans

The Insanity of Humans

Today is the day. After suffering countless days and months overseeing meaningless positions and commanding units that never went anywhere, Xan'hal finally got the orders he's been waiting for ever since he was granted leadership.

His assignment was to take over garrison duties on a fairly populated colony of the human, and ironically named, United Nations. As soon as he got such notice, he grabbed any and all documents relevant to the humans and began his preparations.

The humans were hopelessly divided. Their so-called United Nations was nothing more than a symbolic organization, relying on the diplomatic good will of member states than exercising any real authority. True power rested in a few of the most powerful states dominating human society. Those few who had the economies to spare carving out new territory for themselves amongst the stars. And not even to advance their race. It was purely just to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals or enemies.

Antennae flickering about, all of his possessions were already packed when his escort arrived, informing him that it was time to depart. Although garrison duty wasn't frontline combat, he knew that it meant progress. No more keeping an eye on supplies for home-bound units. No more prancing about, impressing the civilians with his uniform and bored soldiers. This time, he has responsibility. A world freshly occupied, who's inhabitants need to be brought in line. If he impresses his superiors with these orders, that's one step closer to actually joining the war in a truly meaningful capacity.

And the only way to get their attention was to convince the defiant human population that they've already lost the war, and that it would be in their best interests to submit to the Alliance's administration.

As he exited his hovercraft, looking upon the transport vessel that would take him to his charge, he spotted his sire waiting for him, Zeqx. The man whom he is constantly measured against. Everything he does scrutinized to see if it measures up to the decorated, experienced senior officer.

"I came by as soon as I heard." Zeqx said as the hopeful junior approached. "So, this is it then. Your first real command. Keeping an occupied world under control while the others focus their efforts on the remaining human forces. You ready?"

"Always have been." Xan'hal nodded firmly. "Trust me, as soon as you hear new word about me, it'll be how the world became safe enough to settle. Cit

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The Mass Awakening: Perspectives Part Four

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Weather at sea was never pleasant. On top of that, being on a massive Naval ship carrying several thousand tons of cargo and having to brave the weather and water with what might as well have been a magnified skateboard with tin cans on the bottom of it didn’t make it any easier. Petty Officer Lester had thought this as he helped secure a load of supplies onto the ship, feeling miserable and tired. The fact that he was sensitive to these types of temperatures and conditions didn’t help. That morning he’d had an onslaught of sneezing, and had to blow his nose every ten minutes. After carrying it to the other side of the deck, Lester stood under an overhang, eventually leaning back against the wall, watching the rain assault the deck. He stared out into the fog, not willing to put any effort into moving, wanting to just rest for a moment. So there he leaned, and he decided to close his eyes. However as soon as he shut them, a familiar voice roused him from his rest.

“Petty Officer Lester?” He turned to his right. There stood the youthful fellow Petty Officer Miner. “You’re needed on the bridge.” Lester sighed and reluctantly went on his way there. Making his way through the labyrinthine corridors of the USS Gerald R. Ford, he arrived at the bridge. There, standing in the center of the room was Admiral Quentin LaPlante, his stone-cold neutral face presiding over all. “Petty Officer Lester,” he said, saluting him. “Admiral LaPlante,” Lester responded, also saluting. “How are your rounds?” asked LaPlante. “I am aware how your allergies and weather-related conditions can impact your performance. How are the medications treating you?” Lester briefly sneezed before answering. “Varying degrees of success. Fixing sensitivity to allergies unfortunately is easier said than done, sir. And I don’t feel capable of performing well.” LaPlante nodded. “Hmm. Yes. We’ve noticed your lackluster job performances as of late. For today’s assignment, you are to supervise the schedules of our juniors as we coordinate our escort of the USS Sioux and its cargo,” said LaPlante. “What cargo?” asked Lester. “500 tons of nuclear energy, shipped from a facility of ours in Western Cape. We’re shipping it to Texas, and since the cargo has had a guard rotation, we’re up next. Now since your conditions have hampered your performance, you are being assigned alongside your fellow Petty Officers, including Petty Officer Miner.” Lester nodded. “Understood, sir.”

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3 Top Snorkeling Spots in Los Cabos, Mexico

Snorkeling in Los Cabos, Mexico

Snorkeling is great at Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico

If you want to get up close with some of Cabo’s colorful undersea creatures, there are some really incredible spots to snorkel in Los Cabos. The beautiful pristine waters of the Sea of Cortez are home to an amazing variety of marine life. This abundance of sea life once motivated famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau to nickname the Sea of Cortez “The World’s Aquarium.” A variety of snorkeling tours are available, departing throughout the day from the Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo marina.

Here are 3 of our top picks for spots to snorkel in Cabo:

Lands End Cabo San Lucas México

  1. Pelican Rock at Land’s End is accessible via water taxi from Medano Beach or the marina in Cabo San Lucas. A number of tour operators also offer snorkeling tours. While the Pacific-facing waters at Land’s End and divorce beach are too rough for swimming and snorkeling, the bay side can offer excellent snorkeling and diving when conditions are good. Pelican Rock is a great snorkel spot in the protected Cabo San Lucas Marine Preserve. Many species can be sighted here, including sea turtles, surgeon fish, parrot fish, angelfish, Moorish idols, rays and many others. Playful sea lions are also visible in the waters nearby.

Pelican Rock by the Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Santa María Bay Cabo San Lucas México cabodaytrips.com

  1. Santa Maria Bay is located in the Tourist Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Another very popular spot for snorkeling, tours arrive from the Cabo marina in the morning and early afternoon. You can also get to this beautiful crescent-shaped Bay close to Km. 13 on the Trans peninsular highway (follow the signs to the parking area). Colorful schools of fish can be viewed in the waters swimming among coral and sea fans.

Chileno Bay in Los Cabos, México

  1. Chileno Bay is on the Corridor not very far from Santa Maria and is a top pick with safe and sheltered waters. This spectacular bay is located close to Km. 14.5 from the main highway. Offshore reefs are home to a variety of species including eels, tropical fish and sea fans. Nearby, the luxurious Chileno Bay Resor
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[The Scuu Paradox] - Chapter 48

At the Beginning

Previously on The Scuu Paradox…


&nbsp; Time always moved slowly in space. When it stalled, I usually went through memories and simulations, attempting to solve problems I had paused earlier. Occasionally, someone else would join in.

&nbsp; Priority two communication request.

&nbsp; A message popped up on my visor, covering the mission briefing updates. With the Scuu leaving the system, communication had mostly returned to normal.

&nbsp; No source was listed. Whoever wanted to get in touch had the skills or authority to remain anonymous.

&nbsp; “Connect me,” I said.

&nbsp; The message disappeared, letting me focus back on my mission plan. So far, there had been seven mission updates of varying degrees of absurdity. The first objective had been broken up into a dozen “sub-objectives” focused on exploring gravitational anomalies or debris clusters in the debris field. Whoever had come up with that had to be well-versed in bureaucratic subterfuge, pushing in twelve additional objectives under the Administrator’s radar.

&nbsp; Secure link established. Communication through this channel is considered private. All backups will be deleted once the link is disconnected.

&nbsp; “Elcy, what’s your status?”

&nbsp; “Hello, Juul.” Lately, each time I spoke with him, things had gone bad for me. “Didn’t expect to hear from you. I’m alive.”

&nbsp; “How are things on your ship?”

&nbsp; “No suicides or Scuu meddling. Radiance says that the honeypots are fine, so I guess that’s a good thing.” I skipped the fact that I no longer had any idea what was going on. “What about the Gregorius? Seems like the Administrator has lost some ground.”

&nbsp; “Right,” he said in his typical dry laugh. “The way things are now, the Admin won’t be in charge for long.”

&nbsp; I didn’t like the sound of that.

&nbsp; “The waves are on the up. Security teams are trying to keep it quiet, but it’s all gone to crap. They just don’t know it yet. Three deck sections have been completely podded. Grunts are trying to pod two more. Ship subsystems are running everything at this point.”

&nbsp; Things were getting worse, and fast.

&nbsp; “I’ve transferred the cadets to Persistence along with some civvies. Waiting on the captain to green light t

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Alone in the void 2: Chapter 18

Chess was cautious, he knew the temple ship was hunting, he knew they had found her and that she had run. He could almost feel her gentle code caressing his consciousness as he followed jump space eddies that marked the temple ships passing.

He remembered trying to follow Ellen, she prided herself on her ability to ride rather than plough through the eddies of Jump space. If the temple ship had come close to the wake of her passing it would have destroyed any evidence.

As it was he knew the enemy had exited jump at the system just ahead and dropped out early somewhere in the systems Oort cloud. He waited for his sensors to drink in enough of an image before laughing.

SHE TOOK A BITE OUT OF IT!

NOM crunch munch. He laughed.

The temple ship was crippled beyond any chance of survival, a great rend split its underbelly, the attendant battleships were scorched by the only 'conventional' weapon he knew off that was superior to his own great cannon rounds in terms of destruction, her planet crackers had been used here. More importantly he could still taste her hasty exit. He just needed to get closer. He loaded one of his last shots into the bow cannon and let it loose before jumping again deeper in system. If he needed the shot, well it was already on its way.


Justice watched the bear creature make itself comfortable in the quarters he'd provided it. They'd jumped to this system a few days ago and the creature had not seen fit to give up any further co-ordinates yet.

“Jump to the 'Lethac's stand' system. It should take us two weeks in jump space.” it told him even as it made a “hup” noise as it pulled its squat form onto the bed and began re-shaping the blanket to a more comfortable mess.

Justice nodded and left the divine digit alone. He briefly returned to the bridge to give them their new flight plan before moving to the rear of his ship where the control systems of his ships plasma cannon are located.

“Is it installed?” he asked his engineer.

“Yes sir, its calculation power is impressive, our calculation time is down 40% with the expanded processing power and the accuracy is up by 3.1415 NINE TWO SIX FIVE sir. If we run these machines in series or machine a single larger one...No smaller, more compact processing power and extra room for memory buses to be attached...sir we can apply this technology to all our ships systems and network them to take excess load off each other should it occur.” the engineer raved.

“Not just yet. You're happ

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I am 28 years old, make $65,000, live in upstate New York and work in the nonprofit sector

Introduction: I’m Asian-American, first generation, grew up low-income. My career has been focused on financial wellness and wealth building for low-income communities. I’ve learned alot about finances, but not sure I would’ve sought out the same info at such depth if work wasn't the catalyst.

SECTION ONE: ASSETS AND DEBT

Net Worth: -$2,100

Retirement: $39,000. Before my Master’s, balance was ~$50k, accumulated in 3 years post college. Maxed out Roth IRA and 401k for 2 of those years.

Equity: None. My partner K bought a house for us recently, still under his name only.

Savings Accounts: $650

Checking Accounts: $250

Credit Card Debt: $0

Student Loan Debt: $42,000. $22k federal, $20k owed to siblings.

College: No debt, thanks to a full-ride scholarship I won. I had part-time jobs and spent most of my money on clothes. My brother sent me $1000 every year, and other siblings gifted me money during holidays.

Grad school: All my current debt. I dumped savings and some retirement funds into tuition. Even with a scholarship of $20k/year, I had to borrow 40k. Professional school is expensive, y’all. I had part-time jobs, and all earnings went to living expenses.

Other Debt: $0

Inheritance: Me - none.

Partner – The house down payment was a gift from his parents. He’ll also get a significant inheritance from eventually. His parents grew up poor but aren't anymore, and have always been frugal. The life his parents gave him is what I’d like to give my kids if I have them: set them up well without spoiling.

My parents worked so hard to support my family. When I tried to give them my paychecks in high school, they told me to keep them for myself. When I bought gifts for them during holidays, they told me I should spend for myself. My siblings (including me) who spent the most time in the US, and thus could benefit the most long-term, are all financially stable. My older siblings still struggle and won’t accept help. I remember all the time how lucky I am to have a supportive family.

Other Related:

Before March, I lived in a 2 bed apartment in a big city with a roommate. I planned to visit K for Spring Break but moved in with him instead due to quarantine. We intended for this to happen after my graduation, but the timeline was sped up. We never shared finances before but now he was taking care of all our living expenses. K didn’t mind and was happy to. I wouldn’t have cared if our situations were fl

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Point of Entry 1: Mobile Devices and Cell Phones

Cell Phones are a primary access point for the attackers.

In previous posts I have spoken about the phenomenon that is now dubbed and All Audio Attack or AAA. The two points of entry for this kind of attack is Mobile and Networked devices. The attack is signal based and requires an internet or data connection through mobile to work. I spent months testing this, as an attack against myself and company began in August of 2016. We will work through each component one at a time.

That being said, data can also be transferred via RF on power lines. We see this with smart meters, or similar which are hack-able, unfortunately. Usage data is transferred from the smart meter via signal or hard line.

First, we will talk about the SS7 layer. Signaling System No. 7 (SS7) is a set of telephony signaling protocols developed in 1975, which is used to set up and tear down telephone calls in most parts of the world-wide public switched telephone network (PSTN).

In 2000, the situation changed as soon as the procedure of processing SS7 commands over IP was introduced, exposing the SS7 layer to outside access.

It’s not possible to connect to any carrier network from a random computer over the Internet. One would need a special device – a SS7 hub.

How does SS7 work?

The set of SS7 telephony signaling protocols is responsible for setting up and terminating telephone calls over a digital signaling network to enable wireless cellular and wired connectivity. It is used to initiate most of the world’s public telephone calls over PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

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Over time other applications were integrated into SS7. This allowed for the introduction of new services like SMS, number translation, prepaid billing, call waiting/forwarding, conference calling, local number portability, and other mass-market services.

Components and elements that make up the SS7 Protocol Stack .

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[The Celestial Wars] The Long Way Home - Chapter 2.47

CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN

It didn’t occur to Avis until much later that he and Cora had trained right through both breakfast and most of lunch. Clarise hadn’t come looking for them either, so hopefully that meant she wasn’t too annoyed with their absence. It was a weird situation. After so many months of having such a regimented schedule, monitoring the free time was going to take a little getting used to.

Lowering his sword so that it was angled backwards away from Cora, he held up his other hand for her to stop. Which, to her credit, she did. “What’s wrong, Father? We were just getting to the fun part.”

Avis grinned at her and returned to the bed where the box lay open, replacing the blade in its housing. “We can pick this up later,” he said, waving her forward. “Neither one of us has eaten since last night, and you need nutrition.”

“I’ll shift it in,” Cora said, not quite willing to give up her lessons just yet.

Mentally applauding her ingenuity (if not her shifting), Avis nevertheless shook his head and gestured to the empty spot in the box. “Not this time, tiger,” he said. “We skipped breakfast, and I think your mother would sic’ all the hordes of hell onto us if we missed lunch as well.”

Cora snorted, unimpressed. “Mother’s welcome to,” she argued, placing her free hand on her hip rebelliously. “Two ranged benders and a ranged shifter up against a horde of touch shifters that can’t do shit to either one of us?” She blew a raspberry and rolled her eyes. “Please.”

Despite his disdain for that word, the derogatory way she said it let him know there wasn’t any pleading in its meaning.

“That may be so, tiger, but I for one am not getting on your mother’s bad side. Not over a meal. So put your blade away, give yourself a stimulation wave, and get your ass out to the dining table. I’ll join you in a few minutes just as soon as I’ve freshened up in your ensuite.”

“Spoilsport,” she muttered, but crossed the room and placed her sword alongside his in the box. She cast the stimulation wave, cleansing herself of the sweat that clung to her skin and replacing it with a light floral scent. “Will we keep going after lunch?”

“I never promise anything I can’t guarantee, tiger. It all depends on what your mother has planned for us.” As she pouted and turned towards the doors, he gave her a half-hearted slap on the backside that made her yelp. “And the next time you sass your mother like that, it’ll be you over my knee, along with a mental command to prevent

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Gravity's Rainbow Reading Group | Sections 70-73 | Week 21

Hello everyone!

We're nearly at the end, so well done to everyone who has made it this far, including those of you who are reading these threads years after they have taken place. This thread was, like my comments, typed up on the Notepad app on my phone, which has a questionable spell-check function. As such, I'll be returning to the thread over the weekend to fix any spelling mistakes I might have missed. Also, because this thread was too long to post, the final part of it will be put into a comment below the main body.

SO WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR:

Section 70

The section begins with a return to teenage witch girl Geli Tripping, who is wandering the Zone in hopes of finding her lover, Tchitcherine. She plans on enacting some kind of elaborate spell, which involves the use of a few select items: "a few of Tchitcherine's toenail clippings, a graying hair, a piece of bedsheet with a trace of his sperm, and tied in a white silk kerchief, next to a bit of Adam and Eve root and loaf of bread baked from wheat she has rolled naked in and ground against the sun." The purpose of the spell will become clear in Section 72, but, for now, let's just talk briefly about one of the used items.

"Adam and Eve root," also known as Aplectrum, is a real plant - but it only grows in the United States. Obviously, the importance lies in the name - it calls to mind the imagery of the Tree of Knowledge, a mystic symbol which implies the forbidden enlightenment of experience, and how this evokes the wrath of authority (represented by God). By including this forbidden plant in her ritual, Geli demonstrates the anti-Christian freedom inherent to witchcraft, and therefore also points towards magic as an empowering alternative to the orthodox structures of belief, which is something you'd be wise to keep in mind throughout this thread. This is why there are hundreds of girls who are searching for Tchitcherine, but only she can find him - as a witch, she has escaped those orthodox structures, and is able to see the whole pattern from the outside.

She takes these items to a secluded farmhouse, where an older, wiser witch speaks to Geli over her morning Bauernfrühstück (which "is a warm German dish made from fried potatoes, eggs, onions, leeks or chives, and bacon or ham." From Wikipedia. It looks like an omelette.) Geli is unable to provide a picture of Tchitcherine for their spell, and suggests that she's sometimes able to find his face in tea leaves, but not often. The olde

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Entry 013 - Part 1, Section D, Subsection 3 - Supplies

We're going to double down today and post two subsections, as it seems to be mighty important to get this information out sooner rather than later.

Part 1: Foundation

Section D: Intro to Emergencies, or Foundational Survival

Subsection 3: Supplies

Introduction

Immediate plans are not enough on their own. We must also remember that no community can survive without supplies. Shelter, food, water, protection and more; these are all things that will be necessary upon the exit of our society from its place of comfort. Have a plan to retain or obtain all of the supplies listed in the following sections. There may be a few editing errors on first posting, we rushed it a bit to get the content out.

Chapter a: Shelter

Shelter is the most important part of your preparations. Your primary plan for shelter is, of course, your home or apartment. This is where most of your preparations will take place. However, keep in mind the principle of community. You may need to think about how you will or can move these supplies to an alternate location such as with friends or family. The contingency for this is a hotel or shelter for short stays. The emergency plan may lead you to living out of your car or camping. However, that is unlikely when you are in a community. The key is to focus on the transitions between the different shelter options. Decide if you should keep supplies in any of these locations. Should you pool resources together within your community on purchases, or just have the means to store supplies at these locations? Think about how your likely threats will affect your home preparations. It would be a terrible shame to put back five years’ worth of food and have to leave it because you didn’t plan on a forest fire burning up your home.

Chapter b: Food

In a wilderness context, the next priority after shelter would be water, but we are talking about a civilian context where food will become scarce much more quickly than water. Food is also a higher priority because it also brings on a sense of comfort and increased morale, particularly in the planning phase. The average town will have about three days’ worth of food in their grocery stores for an entire community. In the event of any disruption in the supply chain, food will come in at a trickle. The combination of a sensationalizing news media and the apparent loss of variety of food on the shelves often triggers anxiety, and as a result panic buying ensues. In the afterm

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Unleashed pt. 21

Another chapter from u/eruwenn and myself.

First / Prev / Next


Aaron couldn’t help but be a little underwhelmed by the star port. When he had been told about a large space station that served as a central hub for the entire system he was expecting some bizarre bazaar of goods from every corner of the galaxy. What he found was a joyless jumble of bulk traders, hauliers offices and bars. This wasn’t the Azrimad with its prestigious shops and expensive cafes; this was a place for work. As they walked further along, the occasional gambling house or unique vendor would crop up, and Aaron spotted a couple of places that might be worth a second look. An Arkellian souvenir shop looked the most interesting thus far. They had various ceremonial outfits and cultural items from throughout their history, and he thought he could find a fun gift for Alexa there.

A few people paid attention to the pair in the Gal. Fed. uniforms, but not many noticed Aaron. Without Sassie he was just another biped, a less common colour but hardly remarkable. On board the Azrimad he'd become accustomed to the constant glances. It was nice to blend in, and he was enjoying the anonymity.

The high-pitched scream caused the whole thoroughfare to fall silent. Aaron spun around and saw a young Arkellian girl in oversized overalls pointing at him. “It’s really you!” she exclaimed; people were staring and Aaron was definitely being noticed now. The young girl grabbed the front of her overalls and tore them open to reveal a pale blue Cupcake Coalition t-shirt. “The first human. You’re him right?” She walked forward excitedly while clutching her hands to her chest, eyes wide.

The crowd, realising this wasn’t going to turn into street theatre, quickly lost interest and the background chatter returned. Aaron let out a short laugh of relief and waved. “Hi there. Nice shirt.”

Clak’Soon took his hand from his sidearm and Ha’Mon stepped out from behind the J’Rami. He was about to speak when the young Arkellian began gushing. “I couldn’t go to the march but I watched from my dad’s hauler. Where’s Sassie? I buy cupcakes every cycle and I have three t-shirts and a hat. My dad says I can get a Sassie onesie if I do well at school! Where is Alexa? Did you invent cupcakes? I watch a

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The Monthly Scribe - November 2020 - You like money? We've got a Discord contest where you could win some!

#The Monthly Scribe

Hello again from the Windscribe headquarters! We hope everyone had a safe but spooky Halloween. Unfortunately, the scariest part is yet to come. As of writing this, the American election is still upon us. Tomorrow, the good people of USA are going to decide on which of two old men will ru(i)n the country. If you're reading this after the election or you've come back in time from the future to experience the horrorshow again, we envy you for we are still trapped in the clutches of the unknown.

Now of course Windscribe is a global company and not all of you out there will care, but America is one of the only places where corporations are considered people and so with that, Windscribe is entering the 2020 presidential race. Are we a Canadian company? Yes. Is it way too late to join? Absolutely, but we surveyed all Windscribe employees and the completely unbiased polls show that we have a 100% chance of winning.

Apparently policy still matters to some people so if you vote for Windscribe and we become President, we will ensure that every person in the nation gets an artisanal, hand-crafted whoopee cushion to prank your friends with. Laughter is our healthcare plan and friendships will replace battleships. Ask yourself this, do you want an old man running the country, or do you want a funny whoopee cushion? The choice is clear, vote wisely.


##Reddit Giveaway & Discord Contest

Reddit

For the month of Spooktober, we asked you all to post a spooky comment to enter the 1 Year Pro giveaway and well, to put it lightly, some pants needed to be changed after we read what you wrote. We don't scare easily here at Windscribe but we witnessed grown men go absolutely pale and freeze in place at the sight of "Hotspot Shield is the best VPN" comments, no ghost encounter could ever compare to that. We gathered the best comments and let the ol' roll of the dice pick the winner. /u/jackhyde90, the dice have chosen you, congratulations on the 1 Year Pro voucher that you should have in your inbox.

Now, this month, let's try something new for the 1 Year Pro giveaway on Reddit. Have you met ROBERT? Some of you may not know this but ROBERT is actually an acronym. What does it stand for? Well that's what we want to know from you. Long ago, we hid the real ROBERT acronym from our users to add a sense of mystery and now, we're curious to know what you think it

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The fall of Omega | Part 1 (scifi, horror)

The fall of Omega | Part 1 - Welcome to Mirage.

“Carl?” A familiar voice called out as someone tugged my shoulder. I took my headphones off and placed them on my lap next to my tablet. “Sorry for waking you up if you were sleeping.” The same voice said apologetically. Lucas knows I have a habit of listening to white noise with my headphones and sleeping wherever I can. I have trouble falling asleep at night and thus I’m often exhausted at work so I’ll gladly use some of my spare time to get even a couple minutes of rest. This time however I wasn’t asleep, I was just jamming to my playlist. “I just wanted to tell you that we’re landing at Mirage soon.” Lucas told me. I could tell that we were landing at Mirage, when we entered the planets rough atmosphere the ride had instantly turned into a nightmare. The strong side winds kept pushing our ship off course and the turbulence was unbearable. Mirage is a planet covered in a layer of ice where temperatures can reach as low as negative 45 degrees Celsius, so it’s no wonder why it’s a tough place to land. There’s even a constant blizzard raging on the planet that has been going on for 237 years now if I remember correctly. “Why are they even sending us here?” I asked Lucas, even though I could already guess the answer to some extent. It was always the same daunting task of drilling ice samples. “You tell me man, this place looks like a shitty location for a research station. I don’t know what they’re looking for here but it has to worth something since they’ve been here for years despite the certain eh… disadvantages this planet represents. We’re probably just going to drill some ice samples again, deliver them to some scientists and never even learn what they were looking for in those samples exactly. You know, like every other time we’ve been here so far.” He answered. “I’d really like to know why we’re actually here and what is it within the ice that they’re so interested in.” I said. “We all do but the companies that research here are shady as hell so we’ll probably never learn the truth.” Lucas said disappointedly. “At least we’re getting paid for this.” Abigail reminded us. “Well it’s a really large sum of money but still very bad pay, considering how crappy this job and this kind of an environment is. But, I guess we’re disposable workers to them. And hey, 40 thousand dollars divided between all of us sounds nice so I’m ready to risk turning into a human popsicle.” Mark said. The ship shook violently cau

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[Star Trek Adventures] Star Trek: Night Shift

Pilot

(Star Trek Adventures in the United Federation of Hold My Beer. This Mirror Universe setting was inspired by this post and the ones like it: https://imgur.com/t/funny/wpZ4w )

Dramatis Personae

First Petty Officer K'Ong - The second Klingon to join Starfleet and suffering from a deep case of Imposter Syndrome. K'Ong is actually a brilliant young AI researcher and has a pet AI Sa'SHa to assist him with various tasks. It was first built in the Academy to give affirmations ("You are smart enough. You are a powerful Klingon Warrior who can do anything") and has been getting ever more complex since.

Ensign Gertrude "Gertie" Malone - A botanist with a pet carnivorous plant and an evergreen delight in colelcting samples from the most troublesome flora ever to plague a frontier picket.

Lt. JG. Duncan MacPhearson (Of The Clan MacPhearson) - a field dynamics specialist desperate to get enough field experience to get to work on his black-sky project - a starship that doesn't bother with a hull. Force fields are just so versatile! Moved from his last assignment for a tendancy to forget to sign out highly sought-after lab equipment for personal experiments and prototypes.

Lt JG Dr. Broiga - one of the few Ferengi in starfleet. Never felt quite at home on Ferenginar, though after five years in the cashless utopia of Starfleet Academy and Starfleet Medical, has grown to miss it. Dr. Broiga, in addition to being a fully qualified doctor, is also built like a fireplug

Lt. JG Majel Dael - A trill who grew up on Betazed. She has a suspicious mind and is the heir to the Dael symbiont's memories.

The show opens on a runabout approaching Deep Space 9 after two weeks in which everyone has gotten to know each other. They are finishing up a conversation about the current political situation on their current posting, Deep Space 9, the stolen Cardassia Prime orbital that Benjamin Sisko stole a few years ago using some sort of classified space-time warper and moved to the mouth of a stable wormhole, when the station itself comes into view. As the runabout moves in to land on the docking ring, we get a glamour shot of the station, including a ship that is unmistakably Starfleet but which looks like a misshapen pancake and has a giant ragged hole all the way though the hull amidships. The name on the hull reads NX-DEFIANT.

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Cardano Rumor Rundown 03.30.2021

Hey Everyone!

I've been obsessively consuming all the Cardano news and media on a daily basis for years now. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share a list of what I'm seeing for anyone else who's interested. Feel free to make additions as you see fit. Many of your additions from yesterday are in the “Newly Covered” list for today. Also let me know if you think any of the “Previously Covered but Still Interesting” items are no longer interesting and should leave the list.

Check out the youtube companion to today’s post: https://youtu.be/l--ty-Wxqgw

Let's go....

Newly covered today:

  1. Charles says they are actually going to hire investigators for the IOG anti-scammer team. People with a law enforcement or intelligence background should feel free to apply. Should have a report on the team’s first investigation soon. Hopefully, this will contribute to scammers actually actively avoiding (those alliterations tho!) Cardano. Could also be a nice basis for an intelligence apparatus and private military when we build the Cardano Citadel. I mean somebody is gonna have to man the watchtowers if we’re gonna keep out all the no-coiners and ETH people. Kidding...kidding. https://youtu.be/6God9Xtzuqs
  2. Cardano hodler Ben Askren continues preparations for his boxing match with Jake Paul. Being a Cardano hodler, it is already a foregone conclusion that Askren’s aura will cause Jake Paul to refuse to fight before the opening bell even sounds. https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1286094545973846017 https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1376021472993480705
  3. We hit 100% decentralization of block production tomorrow. Breath it in, friends. Taste the sweet completely decentralized air. Many crypto ecosystems will never know that feeling. https://twitter.com/InputOutputHK/status/1376527930159816706
  4. Charles has also announced that he will no longer go on podcasts that are primarily concerned with price and trading of cryptos (even if they are friends) as he feels it is irresponsible. Certain youtubers are gonna be sad about this. But, one can hope they realize that Cardano will always appreciate their steadfast support over the years. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGWZ2HBSI7E](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGWZ2HBSI7E
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I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

Author’s Note: Welcome back to part four of the “I’m A Monster” series, if you haven’t listened and or read the first three chapters. They are listed below. (Also surprise! It’s a couple days early!)

Part One: I’m A Monster Created By The Government To Hunt Other Monsters.

Part Two: I’m A Monster Protecting Humanity, Things Are Getting Dangerous For Me…

Part Three: I’m A Monster Who Used To Hunt Other Monsters For The Government.

Doctor John and I had come across an abandoned cabin ten miles deep into the forest, it was evident to both of us that we would be staying there for the time being. It was also more than likely that us killing the avian creature had attracted the attention of other cryptids, and, they would soon be there to clean up what was left.

Dusk was approaching, the shadows of the trees were growing stronger. We needed to be efficient, I’ve stated in the past that I wasn’t keen on the idea of bringing others with me. But John was intelligent and much more of an asset than a liability.

I slowly approached the steps of the front deck to the cabin, crawling across the ground on all fours. Doctor John was close behind, putting in an effort to be as quiet as possible.

The cabin itself was in decent but not pristine shape. There was rotting spots in the wood, the steps to the deck were dented. The front left window had a crack running up the middle, vegetation was beginning to grow its way up the sides of the foundation.

I sniffed the air, seeing if I could pick up the scent of any sort of entity within the structure, but was relieved when I came up with nothing. It seemed safe, for the moment.

“I smell nothing, Doctor. It should be safe. But still be cautious of your surroundings.”

John nodded, clearly on board with my assessment.

“Well, you’re the expert.” He huffed lightly before following my lead up to the deck.

I sliced the remaining integrity of the lock off with my claws and pushed the door open, letting us both inside. I stood up in a bipedal fashion once in the foyer, the ceiling being about nine feet high, only giving me a foot of headroom.

In case there was anything inside that was masking its scent, John and I still did a sweep of the interior, wanting to be thorough about whether or not we were alone.

We found nothing but spider webs and dust. Along with an assortment of old silverware in the kitchen. Confirming we w

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I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

Author’s Note: Welcome back to part four of the “I’m A Monster” series, if you haven’t listened and or read the first three chapters. They are listed below. (Also surprise! It’s a couple days early!)

Part One: I’m A Monster Created By The Government To Hunt Other Monsters.

Part Two: I’m A Monster Protecting Humanity, Things Are Getting Dangerous For Me…

Part Three: I’m A Monster Who Used To Hunt Other Monsters For The Government.

Doctor John and I had come across an abandoned cabin ten miles deep into the forest, it was evident to both of us that we would be staying there for the time being. It was also more than likely that us killing the avian creature had attracted the attention of other cryptids, and, they would soon be there to clean up what was left.

Dusk was approaching, the shadows of the trees were growing stronger. We needed to be efficient, I’ve stated in the past that I wasn’t keen on the idea of bringing others with me. But John was intelligent and much more of an asset than a liability.

I slowly approached the steps of the front deck to the cabin, crawling across the ground on all fours. Doctor John was close behind, putting in an effort to be as quiet as possible.

The cabin itself was in decent but not pristine shape. There was rotting spots in the wood, the steps to the deck were dented. The front left window had a crack running up the middle, vegetation was beginning to grow its way up the sides of the foundation.

I sniffed the air, seeing if I could pick up the scent of any sort of entity within the structure, but was relieved when I came up with nothing. It seemed safe, for the moment.

“I smell nothing, Doctor. It should be safe. But still be cautious of your surroundings.”

John nodded, clearly on board with my assessment.

“Well, you’re the expert.” He huffed lightly before following my lead up to the deck.

I sliced the remaining integrity of the lock off with my claws and pushed the door open, letting us both inside. I stood up in a bipedal fashion once in the foyer, the ceiling being about nine feet high, only giving me a foot of headroom.

In case there was anything inside that was masking its scent, John and I still did a sweep of the interior, wanting to be thorough about whether or not we were alone.

We found nothing but spider webs and dust. Along with an as

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I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

I’m A Monster On The Run From My Past, It’s Catching Up.

Author’s Note: Welcome back to part four of the “I’m A Monster” series, if you haven’t listened and or read the first three chapters. They are listed below. (Also surprise! It’s a couple days early!)

Part One: I’m A Monster Created By The Government To Hunt Other Monsters.

Part Two: I’m A Monster Protecting Humanity, Things Are Getting Dangerous For Me…

Part Three: I’m A Monster Who Used To Hunt Other Monsters For The Government.

Doctor John and I had come across an abandoned cabin ten miles deep into the forest, it was evident to both of us that we would be staying there for the time being. It was also more than likely that us killing the avian creature had attracted the attention of other cryptids, and, they would soon be there to clean up what was left.

Dusk was approaching, the shadows of the trees were growing stronger. We needed to be efficient, I’ve stated in the past that I wasn’t keen on the idea of bringing others with me. But John was intelligent and much more of an asset than a liability.

I slowly approached the steps of the front deck to the cabin, crawling across the ground on all fours. Doctor John was close behind, putting in an effort to be as quiet as possible.

The cabin itself was in decent but not pristine shape. There was rotting spots in the wood, the steps to the deck were dented. The front left window had a crack running up the middle, vegetation was beginning to grow its way up the sides of the foundation.

I sniffed the air, seeing if I could pick up the scent of any sort of entity within the structure, but was relieved when I came up with nothing. It seemed safe, for the moment.

“I smell nothing, Doctor. It should be safe. But still be cautious of your surroundings.”

John nodded, clearly on board with my assessment.

“Well, you’re the expert.” He huffed lightly before following my lead up to the deck.

I sliced the remaining integrity of the lock off with my claws and pushed the door open, letting us both inside. I stood up in a bipedal fashion once in the foyer, the ceiling being about nine feet high, only giving me a foot of headroom.

In case there was anything inside that was masking its scent, John and I still did a sweep of the interior, wanting to be thorough about whether or not we were alone.

We found nothing but spider webs and dust. Along with an as

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Bitcoin Newcomers FAQ - Please read!

Welcome to the /r/Bitcoin Sticky FAQ

You've probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin recently and are wondering what's the big deal? Most of your questions should be answered by the resources below but if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments.

It all started with the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper however that will probably go over the head of most readers so we recommend the following articles/books/videos as a good starting point for understanding how bitcoin works and a little about its long term potential:

Some other great resources include Lopp.net, Gigi's resource page, and James D'Angelo's Bitcoin 101 Blackboard series.

Some excellent writing on Bitcoin's value proposition and future can be found at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute.

Some Bitcoin statistics can be found here, here and here. Developer resources can be found here. Peer-reviewed research papers can be found here, also course lectures from the Princeton crypto series.

Potential upcoming protocol improvements and scaling resources [here](http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/2018-01-24-rusty-ru

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Alone in the void 2: chapter 13

a longer chapter this time. Enjoy.


Bishop Eastern Vigilance shakily poured himself another glass as he looked at the data on his desk. It was here and it was asking for him by name.

He reached into his desk and pulled out a tiny packet he kept in a just as tiny hidden compartment. He slid the content into his drink and then poured himself a new glass, setting them to his left and right respectively before playing the message.

<I need supplies. You have them. I wish to trade, I can give you certain technology's or perform some needed task in exchange for material's.>

The video showed a face and neck of a pink skinned creature with a patch of long hair on its head. It looked disgusting and utterly foreign to him, he saved the file anyway, the Divine's would be interested in it.

Reaching for the glass on his right he took a sip to steady his nerves. His compound eyes focussing and refocussing on the message and the other glass as he drank. So far the ship had not strayed from the outer system. It had jumped in, broadcast the message and then began accelerating around the furthest reaches of the system. It wasn't hard to guess why. It was scanning for danger.

With his nerves on the knife edge of sloppy and nervous he pressed his table and began recording his reply. “I am Bishop Eastern Vigilance. What kind of technology do you offer and what service do you have in mind?” he replied, he waited a moment for his buffer to empty before making another message.

“High Farther Justice. A conference if you please.” he said simply before sitting back and waiting.

A few minutes later another bug creature walked in, eyed the glasses speculatively but stood to attention at the other side of the desk.

“What is the state of our defences?” Bishop Vigilance asked

“Weakened but serviceable, we have limited mobility thanks to the loss of the Patriarch. Our fixed defences are as strong as ever...is this because of the unknown?” he asked.

“It is. Listen to this.” he says playing the message.

“It knows Faith common, female if I had to guess, ugly thing isn't it.” he noted.

“It is. And the message content?” Vigilance.

“We have had trouble with a small group of faithless a few systems away, they keep raiding our lines and we have no spare escort ships. Give it some of what it asks for in exchange for service. And the rest with proof of completion, Or see what technology it has to trade.” the High father replies.

“We don't have a list of requirements,

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