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2023.05.28 14:07 othersongs (My) Top 10 Genesis Album Openers

I give a pretty elongated reason behind my choices (I've already changed my mind on some) in this video... WATCH HERE:
My criteria is not necessarily my favorite songs, or the best songs, but what songs create intrigue or set the tone for the album...
If you don't want to watch the vid, here's my list...
  1. Behind the Lines
  2. Watcher of the Skies
  3. Abacab
  4. Dancing with the Moonlit...
  5. Looking for Someone
  6. Mama
  7. Dance on a Volcano
  8. Calling all Stations
  9. No Son of Mine
  10. Where the Sour Turns to Sweet
Some obvious omissions, which I give my reasons for in the video...
And let me know what your top ten would be...
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2023.05.28 13:25 kylexyz001 23 [M4F] [Relationship] Ohio/Worldwide- Let's Be Each Other's Everything (Longest post ever?)

Brace yourselves, this is gonna be a long one.
Table of Contents
1…… The Main Goal
2…… What I’m Seeking
3…… Personality
4…… Interests
5…… Physical Characteristics (with pics)
6…… Expectations of You
7…… Living Situation
8…… Deal Breakers
9…… Closing Remarks
The Main Goal:
Well if you’re browsing this subreddit then much like me, you were alone this weekend and I’m sure you’d like to change that as much as me. I won’t lie, I am going through a rough part of my life right now. It’s difficult for me to find the energy for anything at the moment and I’m just really seeking affection in general, anything that will give me a push. I don’t want to be that person who brings everyone down but I could really use someone to talk to right now. I’d really like to find someone who’s similar to me so much to the point that we do everything together and talk about everything while not having to pretend to be interested. I want someone with whom we can mutually spew our emotions onto and have those feelings reciprocated. Not an emotional punching bag, but an emotional teddy bear to hug and cuddle until everything feels better as many times as we need. There’s people who I’m sure have told you the same, they’ll be there no matter how many times you need the support, no matter how many times the insecurities and bad thoughts come back but they don’t mean it. I will be the exception, I’m not so ignorant to think some nice words and tales of relating to you will magically forever heal whatever ails you then get mad when you seek the same support again. Mental ailments are rarely temporary and I don’t care about someone because they’re perfect, caring about someone means being there no matter how many times they need you to be. It doesn’t feel like a chore, it doesn’t get old, and it never will.
What I'm Seeking:
I will upfront let you know if I’m clicking better with someone else or if you’re the one, I’m not here to tread the sea of fish or keep my options open, I’m here for one singular person.
A relationship is difficult for me right now, it’s been nearly half a year since I got out of my last relationship and the reasons for it ending are partially responsible for how I’ve been feeling and why it’s so hard for me to seek the comfort I so desperately crave. I will tell you about it but for the sake of not treating the entirety of the internet as my therapist, it’ll be in private. I really need the comfort of intimacy and the warmth of someone who cares. I'm not going to feel better if I just sulk and don’t move on. This is my attempt to get better, I’ll admit I’m not great right now and I don’t expect you to be either. If we can help each other heal, then I’d be more than happy :) A relationship isn’t just being there for when someone’s at their best. Even if a relationship is hard at the moment, I do want a life partner and I don’t want to be alone. Things aren’t going to get easier without you so I don’t want to hesitate. I view my other as an equal, I don’t like categorizing us into specific roles. We take care of each other and treat each other how we like to be treated, whatever that is, it's as simple as that. I don't care if you're "successful" or not, living simple lives with our days filled with love is the ultimate measure of success to me.
On the Surface:
As you can tell I can be rather… stoic but that’s largely due to my current stressors, I truthfully am goofy and fun loving but I just can’t find it in me right now. I want to return to that but without someone to light up my world it’s been difficult to just have fun and enjoy stuff. I’m definitely more introverted, you won’t catch me at any parties or really outside at all. I definitely prefer being home though the occasional outing is not out of the question and one day I’d like to travel to other countries because I think that kind of perspective is important.
The Core of My Being:
I like being a spectator to it all and if we bear witness to humanity burning or its miraculous recovery, I want to watch it with you. I enjoy watching humanity advance, less so when it devolves but I want to watch it to the end nonetheless. I’m both a realist and someone who lives with my head in the clouds dreaming of scenarios or worlds that don’t exist. I’m saying that I enjoy a good narrative and can suspend my disbelief to enjoy something but you won’t catch me refusing vaccines or ignoring blatant facts for the sake of some pseudo science or witch doctor’s remedy. I’m an atheist but I do not rule out existence after death, not because I’m agnostic but because due to the nature of potentially infinite time at some point after how many googol years with a googol amount of 0s after that, something’s bound to replicate your consciousness perfectly at some point. It’s actually a really fascinating topic I like talking about. If infinite time and infinite possibilities exist, does non existence exist? Though that’s an awfully existentially dreadful thought process considering the ramifications of infinite existence and infinite possibilities during said infinite existence. I would say I’m confidently left leaning and I don’t think I could truly get along with anyone right leaning, at least America’s definition of right leaning. Left and right seems to have just become; do people deserve to suffer or do they deserve to live good lives? Being political is not something I expected to become but how can you not be when crimes against human rights are being passed on a daily basis and at the end of the day, everything’s political. Oftentimes I imagine the perfect moment as relaxing with my significant other playing games or cuddling in a cold room under blankets.
I value that special someone above all of the existential thoughts, the bad of the world, the good of the world, they practically become my world. So many worries wash away when I’m with them. I don’t know if that’s the defense mechanism my brain created to not feel bad 24/7 but if it is, I’m currently without it.
I talk of philosophy and politics here but really I spend most of my time just playing games, watching stuff, and trying to not be sleep deprived. I’m also nowhere near as well spoken, heck sometimes I feel like my speech is broken. I won’t claim to be something I’m not, I sit at home while I complain about the world doing nothing about it wishing I had someone here with me. I’m not noble nor do I really want to be, I have morals I uphold but much like most other hypocrites I acknowledge that my comfortable life is built on the suffering of others without doing anything about it. Why? My sleep problems? Am I depressed? Is that why I have no energy to do anything? Do I just think nothing I could do could help? I can’t nail it down myself, maybe it’s a mix of everything, maybe I’m just a bad person. I have always told myself that if I had wealth I would help people but if I get that kind of wealth will I just become a wealth hoarder who tries to justify my riches as something I earned rather than something given to me through incredibly lucky circumstances? If I do help people is it because I’m a good person or out of guilt? Will I die alone? I feel like I drive everyone away with my clinginess, I get paranoid often and need reassurance often. It’s something I want to work on, something I’ve been trying to work on. Hearing that someone cares about me just never gets old. I value self awareness even if it’s painful.
I’m definitely a socially anxious/awkward mess, especially around strangers. I do feel a large amount of anxiety in public, people can’t tell by looking at my face since I kind of go stone faced in an attempt to block everything out but yeah you’ll notice that if we go out in public. Growing up my pediatrician said I was probably autistic, never got a formal diagnosis so that’s just great. But yeah that explains why I can’t make eye contact with people, I kinda just stare at the ground and avoid their gaze at all costs. A lot of these social struggles go away to a great degree once I know you for a bit but yeah I apologize for how terrible I am at socializing at first. Don’t let my social struggles fool you though, I love cuddling and being close with my person.
I am a heterosexual male, though I’m not very masculine like at all. I may even be a bit feminine sometimes. Not that I believe any activity or manner of acting belongs to a gender but I don’t know how else to describe it. I’m definitely super affectionate and love it when my partner is too. I am open to dating demi people but I do have a libido so I don't think asexual would work out.
Video Games:
As stated before, I do spend a lot of my time playing video games. It’s been hard lately with me having no energy but I really do want to play more games and have a good time playing them with you! I primarily play on PC though I do have a switch. I’m primarily into platform fighters, roguelikes, open world, survival, and sandbox games. As for single player story games, I enjoy watching them through twitch or youtube but for the most part I don’t play them myself. I’d watch you play them though!
Here’s a list of games we can play:
-Minecraft (Java)
-Risk of Rain 2
-Gunfire Reborn
-7 Days to Die
-Bloons TD 6
-Platform fighters: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Slap City, Multiversus, Flash Party, Fraymakers
Whatever you want to play I’ll give it a shot! I will say that League bores me to death but I’ll play it for you :) I try to avoid MMOs, not because I don’t like them but because of how addicted I can get to them. I enjoy learning games in-depth so MMOs can be a fast track to addiction.
I recently got Kerbal Space Program 2 and ehhh not really worth it right now but hopefully later it will be? I’m super excited for Tears of the Kingdom! In the far off future I’m excited for Rivals of Aether 2 which is a platform fighter releasing in 2024, let me know of your most anticipated releases and I’ll see if I could play them with you!
Also I never got into FPS games but I could totally see myself playing like CoD with you or Escape From Tarkov. Any FPS really, I’m down.
I am a fan of Pokemon but with how things have been lately I don’t know how long that will last. Pixelmon is a common Pokemon mod I play for Minecraft if you want to play that! Also if I say I want to play something with you I mean it but there are often times when no matter how much I want to I'm just drained and can do little more than lay in bed so please don't think I'm making an excuse.
I really enjoy keeping up with the latest advances in pretty much everything, it could be biology, technology, astronomy, anything! I love seeing progression and I love talking about it! Really I could go on and on about what I’m obsessing about that day. I particularly love technology, ask me for my laptop specs I dare you. When I was little I always wanted to be a scientist of any kind but then insomnia and fear of college stuff hit me like a truck aaaand that’s the end of that dream.
You got me, I like anime but I’d like to think my tastes are benign.
Here’s some of my favorites I can list from the top of my head:
- To Your Eternity
- Vinland Saga
- Spice and Wolf
- Re:Zero
- Mob Psycho
- Dr. Stone
- Attack on Titan
- Spy x Family
- My Hero Academia
- Ranking of Kings
- Demon Slayer
Okay I can go on and on but I will say I don’t like pointless fan service and the spamming of cliche anime moments. I mostly enjoy action and anything well animated if it doesn’t have a potato story. Heck Demon Slayer could be my top 3 out of season 2’s animation alone. I don’t watch slice of life often or romance but I would with you!
I’m not going to go on and on about the tiniest little things when the main ones are covered but I’ll watch pretty much any show with you and anything really. I like random youtube videos that explain some kind of lore or mystery, sometimes mini documentaries too.
As for food I looove sushi and I’m a sucker for fast food. Okay and candy, definitely candy.
I used to play tennis but haven’t really had the opportunity nor friends to play it with and I’m way too socially anxious to seek it out. Also I will say that when we move to something like discord I type waaaay more casually. I’m not going to expect long paragraphs back and forth like we’re writing English papers for each other, I do enjoy long conversations but seriously don’t worry about having to put the utmost effort into every response, I just like making good first impressions I guess.
My Physical Characteristics:
I’m 5’8 (172cm), 128 pounds (58kg), with curly brown hair and blue eyes. I like keeping my hair long in the winter and cutting it in the summer. I’m pretty slim in general so if you’re looking for someone large, that’s not me. I don’t work out but my work is pretty physical so at least I’m not totally inactive. I don’t have the urge to work out or gain muscle but I do want to maintain my slim figure so if I start losing control of that I’ll work out. I like to keep my face shaved because I don’t think I look good with a beard/mustache so if you’re into those I apologize. I have an average amount of body hair? I’d prefer to be completely shaved but it’s easy to lose motivation with that battle, if you prefer shaved then I’d have no problem complying. Anyways here’s what I look like:
My Physical Preferences:
Having physical preferences makes me feel shallow, if I could make myself not have them I would but unfortunately that’s now how that works. I don’t care if you’re shorter or taller than me and I don’t care if you weigh more or less than me. All I ask is that you’re slim-average weight. I would never ask for someone to be something I’m not. I don’t care about tattoos or piercings.**(6)Expectations of You (Relationship Only):**I am not looking for someone “exciting” or someone to “keep me on my toes” I’m not looking for someone to cater to my every whim or anything like that. I don’t care if you’re “boring” or if you aren’t “successful”. I know it’s a common thing for people to not want a “boring” relationship and to seek something argumentative or something with constant challenges but I just want to be with you. During the exciting times, the boring times, and everything in-between, all of it will be great with you! Maybe we do argue sometimes or maybe there will be challenges but that will never be something I purposefully seek out and I don’t want that to be something you seek out either. I will not play tricks on you and I will not play mind games, I expect the same from you. We all have personal measures of success we may or may not have lived up to but what I care about most is our commitment to each other. If we have each other we can get through tough times, near the ends of our lives I want us to look back and feel that this life together was worth more than anything. That’s not saying I want us to be haphazard, I don’t want us to make poor decisions for the sake of yolo and I want us to always be rational, especially with each other. I want you to be someone I can trust to make decisions and weigh the options with a level head, I’ll try my best to live up to the same for you. Most of all I want empathy, understanding, someone to feel the utmost comfort and trust in.
Living Situation:
Currently my life is pretty relaxed, I work 3 times a week as a night shift stocker. I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my roommate but we’re looking to move into someplace larger by the end of the year if everything works out. The internet is weirdly great for Ohio too like I have fiber and later this year we’re supposed to be getting dedicated fiber so that’s neat. I’m not attached to Ohio so the ultimate goal living location wise is probably moving to a country that won’t send you into a lifetime of dealing with the repercussions from one medical emergency.
Deal Breakers:
Might as well make this simple and make it a list.
- Anti-vaxxers
- Unironically believing astrology
- Right wingers
- Hard drugs (occasional 420 and alcohol is fine, may even join you)
- Wanting children, there was a time when I was younger when I wanted children but with the state of the word that’s a definite no and I feel like I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress. I’d love a stress free life with as much time with you as possible.
- Homophobic
- Transphobic
- Racist
- Super Religious
- Don’t be a bigot and don’t deny facts.
Closing Remarks:
Well you made it, I was thinking that finding someone I’d be willing to put a lifetime of effort into at least required this much effort. If I think of anything more I’ll update the post. Also about timezones, it really doesn’t matter where in the world you are. I don’t have a sleep schedule and I have most of the week off from work so it really doesn’t matter.
I request that in your response you do put effort into it, it doesn’t have to be anywhere near as long as this but at least enough so I know that you read this and enough about you so I know why you saw potential compatibility. I will seriously read all of it and respond the best I can. I do also request a pic included in your response (sfw please) or one soon after we start talking to prove identity, I’ll send identity proving pics too. As long as this post is up, you can send a reply!
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2023.05.28 13:24 Perkelton Weekly Crowdfunding Roundup: May 28 2023 30 ending soon (incl. Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game, Botany) & 21 new this week (incl. Carson City Big Box, Age of Steam Deluxe Expansion Volume IV + Acrylic Track Tiles)

What is this?

This is a weekly crowdfunding roundup of new projects launched last week and projects that end the coming week.
Expect new lists every Sunday between 00:00 and 23:59 CEST
The criteria for the lists are as follows:

Ending soon

Newly launched

Notable filtered projects


🎉: Staff pick/featured
💰: Funded
🔥: More than average 200 backers/day
🌱: Creator's first project
🌳: Creator's >5th project
🔄: Money back guarantee (Read more)


I live in Belize/Canada/Nicaragua/USA, why are you posting on a Saturday?!
Because I'm writing this from Europe in the future where it's already Sunday. Timezones be crazy.
Why are there a bunch of non-board games in the board game list?
Because the Tabletop games category on Kickstarter includes anything remotely related to board games and sometimes things slip through my filters.
Why is this future award winning board game and literal saviour of humanity missing from your list?
Sometimes my filters get a bit overzealous and discard actually valid projects. If you feel something is missing for this reason, leave a comment and I'll add it (maybe).
Can I donate all my money to you?
Can you help me promote my game?
Please no. I make lists. Nothing more.
Your list is full of errors and now my vacuum cleaner sucks!
Indeed, this fine piece of code runs purely on meatballs and schnapps, so anything can happen. Leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.

Ending soon (30)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags BGG
BOTANY: Flower Hunting in the Victorian Era Experience the thrill of the hunt in Botany: the ultimate Victorian flower collecting game for 1 to 5 botanists. 11148 $780,234.00 (15605%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2‑5 players age 10+ 45-90 min. 🎉💰🔥🌱 BGG
Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game Hunt massive monsters with giant weapons in this co-op boss battler board game! ⚔️ Based on the hit video game. 9199 £1,326,230.00 (884%) in 10 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 🎉💰🔥🌳 BGG
Dead Cells: The Rogue-Lite Board Game Explore the ever-changing island of Dead Cells in this ruthless co-op metroidvania dungeon crawler. Explore. Kill. Die. Mutate. Repeat. 8222 CA$1,003,754.98 (2008%) in 12 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 45 min. 🎉💰🔥🌱 BGG
Leviathan Wilds A solo & co-op, boss-battling board game about climbing massive creatures. From the designer of Imperial Assault. 3227 $163,972.50 (1640%) in 19 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 10+ 45-90 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Raising Robots Gear up for an expert level, engine-building game with simultaneous play and adorable robot companions. 2509 $168,802.00 (844%) in 19 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑6 players age 14+ 60-90 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
Axe-A-Lot-L A quick, chaotic card game for people who love axolotls. And also axes. 2073 $34,193.50 (263%) in 25 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 2‑4 players age 7+ 15-25 min. 💰 BGG
Detective: Saints and Sinners Detective: Saints and Sinners is the newest expansion for Detective: City of Angels, which is an epic narrative-driven board game set in the dark and violent world of 1940's Los Angeles. Most players will step into the shoes of LAPD Homicide detectives that will do whatever it takes to solve the cas… 1436 $93,705.15 (469%) in 12 days 2023-06-03 Gamefound 1‑5 players 120 min. Cooperative 💰
Wishland: Dreams from America Expand your own theme park in this tableau building, worker placement & point salad eurogame for 1 to 5 players. 1264 €69,681.00 (465%) in 26 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑5 players age 12+ 60-120 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Cities of Venus A Euro Board Game where players establish floating cities in the clouds of Venus before contact is lost with Earth 1048 CA$112,269.59 (561%) in 26 days 2023-05-31 Kickstarter 2‑6 players age 8+ 45-90 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Warzone Eternal An officially-licensed skirmish miniatures game set in the techno-fantasy Mutant Chronicles universe. 727 $140,963.00 (201%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2 players age 12+ 💰 BGG
Chiefdom: a Worker Placement Roll & Write Game A single sheet, 3 dice, much fun 702 €2,307.00 (2307%) in 13 days 2023-05-31 Kickstarter 1‑6 players age 8+ 30 min. 💰🌱 BGG
disrupt Become Silicon Valley's new Unicorn Startup! A fully asymmetric economic board game with worker placement and card-driven mechanics! 547 €19,384.00 (242%) in 12 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 14+ 50-90 min. 🎉💰🌱 BGG
Gettysburg 1863 Volume IV in Worthington's Civil War Brigade Series. Refight the battle of Gettysburg on the largest mounted board we have ever made. 468 $53,665.00 (2881%) in 13 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 1‑2 players age 13+ 120-600 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Holy Guacamole A church game for party people. 462 $28,974.00 (232%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 💰
Roll and Control Conquer the land in this roll and write game. Area control board game in print and play format. 422 €2,893.00 (1447%) in 20 days 2023-05-29 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 10+ 20-45 min. 💰 BGG
Unhappy Campers: Camping has never been so miserable! A strategic and sarcastic camping-themed card game where players race to build campsites and roast other campers! 386 $14,327.00 (260%) in 40 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 2‑6 players age 12+ 30-60 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Drakerion TCG Dark Fantasy Trading Card Game - Join us on Discord 335 €137,191.00 (343%) in 30 days ⚠️ 2023-05-28 Kickstarter 💰🌱
One Page Space Print one page at home and start the game. You have to defeat the alien armada that has invaded the Earth colonies 322 $2,318.90 (232%) in 24 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 1 player age 8+ 15-40 min. 💰 BGG
18Rhl-Rhineland Cross the Rhine with railway lines and run the Rheingolg-Express for maximum profit! 289 €22,053.00 (88%) in 15 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 3‑6 players age 14+ 240 min. BGG
Lindyhop the Card Game A cooperative card game for two people about swing dancing. 252 NZ$11,079.42 (170%) in 30 days ⚠️ 2023-05-28 Kickstarter 💰🌱
Personal Preference - Updated Edition An update on the wildly popular 1980's 'how well do you really know each other?' party game, by original creator Don Carlston 228 $27,339.00 (109%) in 28 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2‑16 players 40 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Premium Card Sleeves Premium card sleeves for your board games with the best price. Each pack per 1 euro, easy! 203 €11,339.00 (756%) in 33 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 💰🌱
Havoc! The Combat Card Game A fast-paced cards-and-dice game of medieval combat. 202 $20,372.71 (204%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 1‑10 players age 14+ 20-120 min. 💰 BGG
Al Chile-Balconea a tus amigos El juego perfecto para balconear a tus amigos y saber que piensan en realidad de ti. 198 MX$218,896.80 (116%) in 33 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 💰🌱
"RustBots - The Robot Building Card Game" "RustBots" is a turn-based strategy card game for 2 to 6 players. Compete against your friends to become the ultimate engineer! 192 $15,680.00 (105%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 2‑6 players age 8+ 30-60 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Which Craft? - A fast-paced game of deduction and bluffing. Players must capture an evil Witch before she can gather enough potions to unleash a terrible curse upon the village! 157 $7,912.00 (132%) in 26 days 2023-06-01 Kickstarter 4‑7 players age 10+ 10-30 min. 💰🌱 BGG
ORAO - Oint Generation Be the leader of the new mankind in this 1vs1 card game. Manage resources on a checkered gamefield to survive. Your choices are crucial 155 €11,038.69 (1104%) in 39 days 2023-05-31 Kickstarter 💰
Tablut | ancient Norse board game + 4 more historic games A classic Viking game of siege and escape and 4 other "large-format" Peg Pastimes games. 129 $10,146.00 (254%) in 23 days 2023-06-04 Kickstarter 2 players age 8+ 45 min. 💰 BGG
KINGS of ROME Lead Rome to its eternal glory in this historical boardgame 121 €7,809.00 (156%) in 24 days 2023-06-03 Kickstarter 1‑4 players age 10+ 180-360 min. 💰 BGG
9th Circle: a Diabolical 2-5p game of Take-That Area Control Take your place as a Demon Lord vying for the favor of Malacoda while you fight for control of the realms! 86 $4,560.00 (152%) in 12 days 2023-06-02 Kickstarter 2‑5 players age 14+ 60 min. 🎉💰 BGG

New this week (21)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags BGG
Carson City Big Box The Carson City Big Box edition is a complete collection of everything that Carson City ever offered, all expansions and an all new solo mode are included. 1359 €121,782.00 (304%) in 5 days 2023-06-14 Gamefound 1‑6 players 120 min. Area Control 💰🔥🌱
Age of Steam Deluxe Expansion Volume IV + Acrylic Track Tiles A fourth Expansion Volume for Age of Steam Deluxe plus accessory Acrylic Track tiles. 1121 $123,242.73 (548%) in 3 days 2023-06-09 Gamefound 1‑6 players 120 min. 🎉💰🔥
The Medusa Report A thrilling tabletop puzzle adventure about a missing spy, a nuclear physicist and Cold War family secrets. 687 €47,014.00 (392%) in 5 days 2023-06-20 Kickstarter 1‑5 players age 14+ 100-240 min. 🎉💰 BGG
RUSE - INSTINCTS OF THE DEN Fox-themed Euro-style strategy game. Unique design with worker placement, territories exploration, resource and dice management. 566 CA$58,273.29 (216%) in 5 days 2023-06-15 Kickstarter 2‑4 players age 12+ 50-100 min. 💰🌱 BGG
Murder on the Moon: An immersive puzzle adventure. Escape room in a box that combines puzzles, technology and a thrilling story to help you solve a murder... ON THE MOON!! 479 £30,639.00 (306%) in 6 days 2023-06-22 Kickstarter 8‑24 players age 18+ 💰🌳 BGG
McBaron - Bravery in the Sky An action-packed solo Print and Play Wargame. Fly over the battlefield, accomplish missions, and prove your bravery! 432 €1,827.00 (1827%) in 6 days 2023-06-09 Kickstarter 1‑2 players age 12+ 20-30 min. 💰 BGG
SlackJack - A Pirate Game of Bluffing and Deception A 10-minute game of blackjack and social deduction for 4-8 players! 362 $8,961.00 (179%) in 5 days 2023-06-10 Kickstarter 4‑8 players age 10+ 10-20 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
El Burro: A La Granja Game El Burro is a new standalone game where you are developing your farm but have to move your goods to the port of Palma. The game uses multi-purpose cards and dice-drafting like La Granja. 281 €22,743.00 (91%) in 2 days 2023-06-11 Gamefound 1‑4 players age 12+ 75-150 min. Card Game Dice Game BGG
『ゾンビサイド2.0』 日本語版 現代版ゾンビサイドの第2版が、日本語版になってついに登場! 高品質のフィギュアと、遊びやすくなったルールを、拡張セットと共にお届けします New Japanese Edition. This project is only available in Japan. 259 ¥11,939,509 (1194%) in 6 days 2023-06-07 Kickstarter 🎉💰🌱
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2023.05.28 12:46 fifithechinchilla LAST SURVEY ANNOUNCEMENT:: Upcoming zoom meeting for HF committee and last week to take the survey! Survey closes June 9

Forgot to post the last survey announcement! I truly thank you for your participation in furthering the HF research! It is time for change :) Me, Tilli, and the Lamb are much looking forward to sharing results and discussing improvements for the HF community!
Don't forget to vote on the listed times for a zoom meeting: Will be a 30-45 minute zoom meeting. Are we okay with recording the meeting for those who can't attend?
HF survey:Purpose of the Study: The goal of this survey is to further the current understanding of research by: (1) Understanding existing symptoms for patients with hard flaccid syndrome, (2) Reporting the rate of comorbidities that are common in people with hard flaccid syndrome, (3) Assessing self-reported efficacy and satisfaction with treatments.
Pudendal neuralgia and PFPT:
HF Committee:
HF Zoom meeting:

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2023.05.28 12:15 MisterEmbedded My Guide To Get Into Computer Programming


Hi, I'm AdityaRaj, I'm a 17 Year Old Who Loves Programming, And Here's My Guide To Get Into Computer Programming.
Programming Is Surprisingly Quite Easy Once You Understand Few Basic Stuff, Like Memory, CPU, What Is Actually Happening In The CPU, Etc Etc, "Crash Course: Computer Science" is a awesome series which taught me ALOT about computers, and believe me it will make your life easier.
I'm 17 so please go easy on me if there's an error or mistake, i'm learning like you all too! and i would be more than glad if you point out any mistake as it will help everyone who's reading this.

What is Lower & High Level In Computers?

Well Lower & High Level Basically Signifies How Close Something Is To "Bare-Metal" Or How Close Something Is To What The Computers Understand Directly.
The More Lower Level The More That Thing Is Close To What Computers Understand. See Computers Are Literally Just Rocks Made To Do Some Stuff Repeatedly, They Are Like Your Kitty Who Don't Even Understand Basic Maths.
Computers Do 3 Things In Their Entire Life, They Fetch The Instruction They Have To Execute, They Decode The Instruction They Fetched & Then They Execute That Instruction, That's Literally All Your Computer Ever Does, But This Becomes Very Powerful Because Modern Computers Can Do Such Stuff Like 2400000000 Times Every Second, And Gaming Computers Can Do Such Stuff At Like 400,00,00,000 Times Every Second, That's Like 400 Crore Times Every Second.

What Operating System To Choose?

Programming doesn't really depend on Operating System, if you're on windows then it's fine, if you're on mac it's fine, if you're on linux that's perfect.
In my opinion Linux provides you the best environment to develop any kind of software, and it is the recommended OS for writing software.
that doesn't mean you should quit using your existing Operating System, but learning linux will help you alot, there are jobs that specifically hire people who are masters in Linux, not to mention the fact that basically anything can run linux with a HUGE Performance gain.
in starting i will say just use whatever you have but try to learn linux side by side too!

What Programming Language To Choose?

It's Very Important What Programming Language You Choose, It Will Kind Of Decide That What Field In Programming You Will Be Doing.
  • Python
For example i started with a Programming Language Called "Python", it's simple, very easy to read & understand, and overall easy for an beginner, but Python didn't get me far, with Python I mainly had Data Science Or Artificial Intelligence To Learn, Cause There's Not Really Any Other Thing To Do With Python Other Than Also Writing Small Scripts That Do A Particular Task.
  • JavaScript
I Later Switched To A Language Called "JavaScript", JavaScript Is Most Common In Web Development, The Websites You Visit, Most Of Them Have Their Logic Written In JavaScript.
JavaScript is comparatively harder than Python, but it's use cases have been just increasing and increasing, JavaScript code can run in your browser, basically 90% of the Reddit is basically just JavaScript code.
JavaScript can run directly in your computer using a runtime called NodeJS or Deno, the Discord Web App, Mobile & Desktop App Is Also Written In Mostly JavaScript.
Using JavaScript You Can Go Into Web Development, Mobile App Development, Desktop App Development.
  • C/C++/Assembly
Now I Actually Went Quite Alot Lower Level...
i learned C, C is a programming language that's 51 years old! basically it was a "revolutionary" language, almost everything you see in the modern world has it's roots to C.
you can basically do anything with C, and this is the language i love alot... people say it's not for beginners but it's not the case really, if you understand how computers work, like even an overview then you won't have much problems in C.
with C you have endless possibilities and not to mention it's one of the fastest programming languages out there. if you want to write efficient, fast software use C.
C++ is also a language which was developed to extend C's capabilities by adding more feature, and C & C++ are often used in the same projects...
Linux Kernel is written in C, your favorite web browser is written in C & C++, Android Phone's App Use Java Which Has It's Roots To C.
In Many Cases C is Also Used With Assembly, assembly is basically a Human readable version of the ACTUAL code that runs on your computers, so it's like the lowest level programming language and FASTEST too.
C++ is used alot in Game Development, games made in Unreal Engine use C++, GTA Vice City was written in C++ too!
  • Swift
swift is a high-level programming language developed by Apple and used for developing software for Apple Products, it's a nice language, and the demand is high too! i can't comment much on the language as i don't have much experience with it, but if you own a Mac, i think Swift is the best thing to get into.
  • Java
Java is a high-level programming language which runs on more than 1 billion devices, all android phones have it, minecraft uses it. Java is used to develop android apps and it's not that hard as people say it is.
  • C#
C# is a high-level programming language, this language is often called "Microsoft Java" because this language does everything Java can do maybe a few things more, but all with Microsoft's branding.
no matter how much people may hate or bully this language, this language is very popular among Windows Developers as Microsoft recommends this language to develop Windows Applications.
C# is also used in Game Development, Mainly In Game Engines Like Unity & Godot.
  • Verilog, SystemVerilog or VHDL
these "programming languages" are used to program FPGAs.
FPGA's are one of the amazing stuff in technology. FPGAs are quite complex piece of hardware which you can use to design custom logic circuits.
basically our CPUs are made up of many MANY logic ciruits, these logic circuits determine the behavior of a particular CPU, you can basically create such logic circuits without having to touch a wire, you can program a FPGA to behave that way.
and as complex it sounds, sometimes it's quite more complex than that and requires alot of knowledge about how computers work and what you want the circuit to do.

What Career For What Language?

  1. The salaries mentioned are per-annum (yearly) and not monthly
  2. The salaries are what i found online, they may vary.
  3. The salaries mentioned is what offered in USA, and sadly they are quite low in India. (thanks to u/Accomplished-Toe-479 for mentioning this)
  • Embedded Systems
with C & Assembly Under your belt, and an awesome understanding of computers, you can get into a embedded systems job.
this field specializes in writing and optimizing software for computers that aren't your normal PC, Mobile Or Something, these are often very low-powerful computers that are used in stuff like your:
  • Digital Camera all those DSLRS and Stuff
  • Your Calculators & Your Digital watches
  • Your television & your setup-boxes like that tata-sky thing
  • or the computers in cars which detect how far the vehicle behind is, or the ECU in the car which decides how much fuel & air goes depending on the temprature load and etc
  • or the computers in an Train, like the engine which the train driver drives, or airplanes, all sorts of like passenger or fighter planes
at places like America you can earn like $1,10,269 (₹91,04,337) on AVERAGE, and the job demand is just increasing and increasing.
  • Web Developer
this field is most common one and the demand is high and the salary is nice too, on average you can earn $82,400 (₹68,03,339).
if you're doing web app, desktop app & mobile app development in JavaScript the figures will be quite same.
  • App Developer
your earning alot of times may depend on the platform too, an Android App Developer can earn $126,677 (₹1,04,59,061), but this isn't average you'll need alot of skills to earn this much or else it can go down by quite alot.
if you're an Apple App Developer using Swift language you can earn like on an average $135,804 (₹1,12,12,630) if you have skills.
i don't know much about desktop app developer salaries but you can earn like $84,500 (₹69,76,725) on an average.
  • Game Developer
game development is a relatively big topic and while there is no answer to how much you can earn as a game developer on an average a video game artist can earn $59,156 (₹48,84,203) and a video game programmer on an average can earn $75,486 (₹62,32,486).
and while the above mentioned figures are for when working for someone, if you decide to make your own team or work solo, the figure can go even higher if you make a game that has a huge return of investment.
in the start i think it's fine to work for someone to get the much needed experience and then you can work on your own game. but solely working on your game can be risky as if the game doesn't perform well you may earn even lower than what you earned by working for someone.
this isn't a guide about getting into game development but if you want to become a video game artist i'd say start with 3D Modelling Skills & Pixel Art, both of them aren't required. a programming language like C++, Java Or C# is required to if you want to program the game too or you can just hire someone or just work with someone you know.
  • Artificial Intelligence
don't know much about this field too but on an average you can earn like $105,000 (₹86,69,304).
  • FPGA Engineer
this job on an average pays $149,735 (₹1,23,62,840) but it can go upto as much as $192,000 (₹1,58,52,441).
these jobs have HIGH demand but because of the skill-set they require.

What Programming Language/Career you should go into?

i think you the person asking this question has the answer. every language/career has different difficult, adventure, salary and stress, and you should only go into the one in which YOU are interested in.
i want to go into embedded systems because those small computers & programming them is what attracts me, the salary is quite decent too, the stress it gives is almost none since it is what i am interested in.
any idiot can get into programming for the juicy money, but to actually earn what the professionals in this field earn you'll have to be passionate about your field & job.
and not only that but you'll have to get a degree too, because yes you can learn most of the stuff online but colleges, the good ones especially teach alot of stuff that you may not find online and not the mention that actually getting the job will be alot easier since the company knows you studied in the good college thus you have the skill they need.


here are some resources you might like to get into programming:
Note: the resources above are mostly in english and the resources in other languages have been mentioned with the language they are in.


that's really all i have to say, feel free to ask me anything you want to, don't feel that you'll sound dumb or something, i was an complete ass in the starting too (i still am xD).
also thanks to everyone appreciating me! lol it's alot to take in.
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2023.05.28 12:00 AutoModerator Weekly Reminder: Rules and FAQ - May 28, 2023 (Now with updates!)

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But OP asked if they were an asshole?!

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Seriously? You are the language police now?

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But what if they didn't answer my question?

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2023.05.28 11:44 ELITER_Packaging What is Wrap Around Cartoning Machine?

What is Wrap Around Cartoning Machine?

What is Wrap Around Carton Packaging?

Wrap-around carton packaging is a type of packaging where a flat carton is wrapped around the product to create a box-like structure. The carton is usually made of corrugated cardboard or paperboard and is designed to fit snugly around the product, providing protection during transport and storage.

Wrap around packaging by eliter packaging machinery
The wrap-around carton is typically formed around the product using specialized machinery that folds and seals the edges of the carton. This type of packaging is commonly used for food products such as beverages, frozen foods, and snacks, as well as for household items like cleaning products and personal care items.
Wrap-around carton packaging offers several advantages over other types of packaging. It can be customized to fit the specific dimensions of the product, reducing the amount of material needed and minimizing waste. It also provides excellent protection against damage during shipping and handling, ensuring that the product arrives in good condition. Additionally, wrap-around cartons can be printed with branding and product information, making them an effective marketing tool.

What are the Benefits of Wrap-Around Carton Packaging?

There are several benefits of wrap-around carton packaging:
  1. Customizability: Wrap-around carton packaging can be customized to fit the exact dimensions and shape of the product, ensuring a snug fit and maximum protection during transportation.
  2. Material efficiency: This type of packaging uses less material than traditional box packaging, which reduces waste and saves on production costs.
  3. Protection: The snug fit of wrap-around carton packaging provides excellent protection for products during transportation and storage.
  4. Branding: Wrap-around carton packaging can be printed with high-quality graphics and branding, providing an opportunity for companies to showcase their brand and stand out on store shelves.
  5. Sustainability: Since this type of packaging uses less material and is often made from recyclable materials, it is a more sustainable option than traditional box packaging.

What Kind of Packaging Machines Can Work for Wrap-Around Carton Packaging?

There are several types of packaging machines that can work for wrap-around carton packaging, including:
  1. Wrap-Around Case Packers: These machines can form and seal wrap-around cartons around products in a continuous motion. They are commonly used in the food and beverage industry.
  2. Tray Formers: These machines can create trays from flat blanks, which can then be used as the base for wrap-around carton packaging.
  3. Carton Erectors: These machines can erect and fold cartons into the desired shape for wrap-around carton packaging.
  4. Case Sealers: These machines can seal the top and bottom of wrap-around cartons to secure the product inside.
  5. Palletizers: These machines can stack and organize wrapped cartons onto pallets for transportation and storage.
The type of packaging machine needed will depend on the specific requirements of the product being packaged and the production line.

Who are the Best Wrap-Around Cartoning Machine Manufacturers?

Marchesini Group
There are several manufacturers of wrap-around cartoning machines, each with their own strengths and specialties. Some of the best wrap-around cartoning machine manufacturers include:
  1. SOMIC: A German company that specializes in end-of-line packaging solutions, including wrap-around cartoning machines.
  2. Rovema: A German company that produces a wide range of packaging machinery, including wrap-around cartoning machines.
  3. PMI KYOTO: A Japanese company that specializes in packaging machinery for the food industry, including wrap-around cartoning machines.
  4. Marchesini Group: An Italian company that produces a variety of packaging machinery, including wrap-around cartoning machines.
  5. Langen Group: A Canadian company that specializes in end-of-line packaging solutions, including wrap-around cartoning machines.
  6. Econocorp: A US-based company that produces affordable and compact packaging machinery, including wrap-around cartoning machines.
  7. Élitér Packaging Machinery is another manufacturer of wrap-around cartoning machines that can be added to the list. They are a CN-based company that produces a variety of packaging machinery, including wrap-around cartoning machines for various industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Their machines are known for their high-speed performance, precision, and flexibility in handling different product sizes and shapes. They also provide after-sales support, training, and spare parts to ensure customer satisfaction.
When choosing a wrap-around cartoning machine manufacturer, it is important to consider factors such as cost, reliability, ease of use, and after-sales support.

Why is Wrap Around Carton Packaging More Sustainable?

Wrap-around carton packaging is more sustainable because it uses less material compared to traditional box packaging. With wrap-around cartons, the packaging is designed to fit snugly around the product, reducing the amount of excess material needed for cushioning and protection. Additionally, wrap-around cartons are often made from recyclable materials, which can be reused or repurposed after use. This makes them a more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional box packaging that may not be recyclable or reusable.

Sustainable Packaging
Furthermore, wrap-around carton packaging also offers a more efficient use of space during shipping and storage. Because the packaging is designed to fit the product precisely, there is less wasted space in the shipping container. This reduces the number of containers needed for transportation, leading to a reduction in carbon emissions and transportation costs.
Overall, wrap-around carton packaging is a more sustainable option due to its efficient use of materials, recyclability, and space-saving benefits.
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2023.05.28 11:43 mattjohnsonva I asked ChatGPT to list the strengths and weaknesses of STO, here is the answer

QUESTION: Search all relevant information list the strength and weaknesses of Star Trek OnlineChatGPT
Strengths of Star Trek Online:
  1. Authentic Star Trek Experience: Star Trek Online captures the essence of the Star Trek franchise, providing players with an immersive and authentic Star Trek experience. The game features iconic ships, characters, and locations from the series, allowing fans to explore and interact with the Star Trek universe.
  2. Engaging Storyline: Star Trek Online offers a rich and compelling storyline that spans across different eras of the Star Trek timeline. Players can embark on missions and quests that involve exploration, diplomacy, and combat, immersing them in the vast lore of Star Trek.
  3. Ship Customization and Combat: The game's ship customization system allows players to design and modify their starships, tailoring them to their preferred playstyles. Star Trek Online also offers exciting space combat mechanics, providing players with strategic and action-packed ship-to-ship battles.
  4. Ground Missions and Away Team Gameplay: In addition to space exploration, Star Trek Online incorporates ground missions that involve away teams, allowing players to experience both ship-based and planetary adventures. This variety in gameplay adds depth and diversity to the overall experience.
  5. Continual Content Updates: Star Trek Online receives regular content updates and expansions, introducing new storylines, missions, ships, and gameplay features. These updates keep the game fresh and provide players with ongoing content to explore and enjoy.
Weaknesses of Star Trek Online:
  1. Technical Issues and Performance: Like many online games, Star Trek Online has faced technical issues and performance problems at times. Players have reported bugs, server instability, and occasional lag, which can disrupt the gameplay experience.
  2. Monetization Practices: Some players have expressed concerns about the game's monetization practices. Star Trek Online features a free-to-play model with optional in-game purchases and a subscription option. While the game can be enjoyed without spending money, there have been criticisms about the pricing and value of certain in-game items and services.
  3. Graphics and Visuals: While Star Trek Online offers an immersive experience, some players have commented on the game's dated graphics and visuals. The game's engine, which was initially developed in 2008, may not provide the same level of visual fidelity as more recent MMOs.
  4. Lack of Innovation: There have been criticisms that Star Trek Online lacks significant innovation in gameplay mechanics and design. Some players feel that the game follows a familiar MMO formula without introducing substantial new features or groundbreaking gameplay elements.
  5. Learning Curve and Accessibility: Star Trek Online can have a steep learning curve, particularly for players new to MMOs or unfamiliar with the Star Trek franchise. The game's complexity and depth may require time and effort to fully grasp, potentially making it less accessible for casual players.
It's important to note that these strengths and weaknesses are based on common observations and player feedback. Different individuals may have varying opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of Star Trek Online based on their own experiences and preferences.
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2023.05.28 10:21 Most_Ad1615 Dead Space Remake (2023) Weapons ranking/Tier List

Dead Space Remake Weapons Ranked:
  1. Contact Beam (S- Tier)
  2. Ripper (A- Tier)
  3. Plasma Cutter (A- Tier)
  4. Line Gun (A-Tier)
  5. Flamethrower (B-Tier)
  6. Force Gun (B-Tier)
  7. Pulse Rifle (C-Tier)
What are some of my judging criteria?
· Cost efficiency (The ratio between the purchasing price of the ammo and the firepower of the weapon)
· Ammo economy (The ratio of the amount of ammo needed to eliminate threats and selling excess ammo)
· Synergy with stasis & kinesis
· The guns are judged solely by their own strength as if you can only use this weapon to go through the entire game.
· Synergy between other guns is NOT considered
· How early do you get the weapon & its weapon parts (upgrades)
· The gun without any upgrades & fully maxed out (weakest & strongest)
· Handcannon to be excluded as it is more an unlock “cheat” weapon.
S Tier – Overpowered
A Tier – Strong
B Tier – Good
C -Tier – Average
The differences between some of the weapons are very close but there are some factors that puts it higher in my honest opinion. I have played with all the weapons on the highest difficulty (hard/impossible).
In 7th place we have the Pulse Rifle (Fits the lore since you need delimb to neutralize Necro-morphs)
· Other weapons does it’s job better
· The alt-fire does not benefit from damage upgrades
· Only has 1 upgrade to boost firing rate, the special about 23% increase
· Consumes a lot of ammo to delimb/kill enemies even when upgraded
· Because it needs a lot ammo, this makes selling pulse rifle rounds NOT worth (if you are using it as a main weapon)
· Requires upgrades to make it a decent weapon
· Proxy mine returns to ammo form if you stray too far from it’s initial position
· Can only place 2 proxy mines at once
· Ammo is cheap to purchase
· Surprisingly good against bosses when its upgraded
· Alt-fire good for delimbing crowds especially with the special that increases it’s blast radius
· High ammo capacity especially when upgraded
· Proxy mines have no arming time thus can serve as a grenade launcher.
· Can plant proxy mine on fan blades for a deadly combo
· Alt-fire an okay ambush tool
· You get it as early as chapter 2
· You can do the infinite money exploit
6th place – The Force Gun (my personal favourite)
· Although it’s primary fire can hit pretty far, its only effective at short range
· Can’t destroy the tentacles in the tentacle grab sections of the game
· Starts off rather weak, needing some damage upgrade to do some destruction
· Slow default reload speed
· Alt-fire consumes 3 shots
· Gravity well doesn’t do any damage unless upgraded
· All special upgrades are towards the gravity well
· Force gun is available in chapter 6 (halfway through the game)
· The special upgrades for the gun are found very late into the game
· Terrible for boss encounters (Levithan & Hivemind)
· No precision, cant target weak spots
· Can push corpses/items down pits
· The damage over time upgrade for gravity well is better served as a speed-running tool than for killing
· Visually eviscerate the skin off Necro-morphs which is awesome!
· Perhaps it’s greatest strength is it’s ability to crowd control, guaranteed knock down on primary fire and can ground any enemy except bosses with its gravity well
· Gravity well perfect for grouping enemies up for a deadly combo
· Primary fire can hit multiple targets and have a wide area of effect
· Gravity well is a good alternative if you run out of stasis
· Ammo is the most expensive thus selling it gives you a small fortune
· Can gravity well enemies in an electric panel
5th Flamethrower (Pyromaniacs’ favorites, the pyromaniac in me enjoys this weapon)
· Useless in vacuum as you cant use the flamethrower in a vacuum, Duh
· Useless against bosses (leviathan & Hivemind), you can’t hit them
· Short range only
· Fire wall can only activate on a surfaces (walls, floors & ceilings)
· No precision, cant target weak spots
· Fire wall can harm you & causes you to fire panic when poorly placed
· Something alluring about burning your enemies alive
· Excellent trash(mob) killing weapon
· Default flamethrower starts off decent and even excel at killing certain enemy types like wall guardian
· Fire wall despite not benefiting from upgrades other than specials that affect it, it is very powerful alt-fire
· Causes enemy to fire-panic
· Enemies on fire can be de-limbed when bashing with the gun
· High ammo capacity
· Flame fuel sells for a good chunk of change
· Cost efficiency is excellent
· Found very early (in chapter 3)
· Flame can burn multiple targets
· Damage over time with fire
Fire damage doesn’t cause Fat-Necro to explode
4th place is Line Gun (inventive kills makes this a weapon befitting of the engineer Issac)
· Laser traps can be obstructed.
· Laser traps can be triggered with corpses
· Requiring some tinkering to understand how the laser trap works to properly have a deadly set-up
· Primary fire is a projectile
· No vertical firing mode with primary fire
· Slow default reload
· Low default ammo capacity
· Slow default firing rate
· Laser traps have limited range
· Each inventory slot can only carry 9 line rack
· Obtained alittle late into the game (chapter 5)
· Laser Trap deactivates when you stray too far from the set-up
· Laser traps are extremely powerful
· All the special upgrades boost the laser traps making it more powerful
· Wide-horizontal area of effect with primary fire, excellent for hitting multiple limbs
· Can penetrate and hit multiple targets with primary fire
· A few well place shots on the limbs can bring a necro-morph down fast
· Can place laser traps on object to be used on multiple enemies with TK
· With proper knowledge of enemies spawn, can end an encounter almost instantly
· Can place 4 laser traps at once making it a great ambush tool \
· Can do infinite money exploit
3rd place is Plasma Cutter (The most versatile weapon & never a bad choice)
· Default damage starts off a little low especially for Hard/impossible
· Weight blades does grant a stagger but no knock down on leg-less necro-morphs
· While it does not have many weaknesses it does not mean it is the most ideal weapon in every situation
· 1st weapon you obtain
· Fastest to obtain all weapon part upgrades & Not needing master override
· The damage overtime special is a nice boost in damage & when enemies die it helps “push” items out of the enemy as they die
· The weighted blades are excellent at knocking enemies down & away from you when they get too close
· High ammo capacity
· Fast reload & firing rate once upgraded.
· Can handle any & all encounters without much problem
· Cost efficiency with this weapon is very good!
· Can adjust between vertical & horizontal targeting mode to precisely target a desired body part
· Can do pinata item exploit on dividers
2nd place is Ripper (For people who love to chainsaw their enemies!)
· The alt-fire does not benefit from damage upgrades thus has a fixed damage
· Alt-fire can only be upgraded with specials & the ricochet is abit hit or miss
· Alt-fire can ricochet and hit you
· Alt-fire is a projectile
· Terrible against bosses (leviathan & hivemind) due to needing to lead shots
· Can be interrupted during primary fire
· Specials are not very unique
· Terrible in tentacle grab section
· Only needing a few damage upgrades to really become a devasting weapon
· Can obtain it early (Chapter 3)
· The most cost-effective weapon in the game, 1 saw blade can take out 2 or more Necro-morphs especially with duration upgrade
· Excellent ammo economy, not requiring a lot of ammo to take out enemies & it sells for good money
· Can end primary fire with alt fire to deal optimize damage & possibly take down a limb or an enemy
· Best weapon for close quarters which is every other encounter in the game!
· Alt-Fire is a decent option for ranged encounters
· Alt-Fire can penetrate through enemies
· Can stagger enemies often with primary fire
1st place is contact beam (Should be called devastation beam)
· Minor delay to charge primary fire
· Require time to charge up alt-fire
· Alt-fire splash can harm you
· Default contact beam contact is already quite powerful
· Absolutely melts every enemy & bosses in the game
· Cost efficiency surprisingly very good
· Alt-fire totally annihilates crowd of enemies especially with the special to increase blast radius
· Obtained quite early (Chapter 4)
· Primary fire can cover any range
· This gun is not as nearly good as the Handcannon but it is so ridiculously powerful it puts the other guns on the list to shame like the Handcannon
· The special making the alt-fire projectile bigger makes it easier to land on targets
· Only needs to track your target with primary fire (continuous beam)
· Primary fire can penetrate through multiple targets
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2023.05.28 10:12 AchieveG5 0610(Biology)MCQ Hard Questions May/June 2022

0610(Biology)MCQ Hard Questions May/June 2022
Today, I have carefully compiled a list of common mistakes in IGCSE Biology Paper 2 for the June 2022 exam, and provided detailed answer explanations. It's full of valuable information, so let's review the official statistics together and see how many of these common mistakes you can avoid. The error rate for these questions among global test-takers is over 50%.
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2023.05.28 10:12 ThrowRA12n I (29m) am now questioning my relationship with partner (25f) after trivial chore argument

Hi all,
This is long so tldr: I’m now questioning everything because of a trivial argument about the washing machine not starting. Gf constantly makes me feel like I’m in the wrong, speaks in absolutes constantly and goes from 0-100 in just about every argument resulting in cold shoulder treatment etc. She has gotten fed up with every job she’s been in since I’ve known her despite them being supportive of her, offering promotions, she will moan and complain about it all day every day until the weekend. Her road rage is something to behold, small delays, minor inconveniences are all triggers and she is guilty of causing all these things herself.
So, as the title suggests, my girlfriend has quite a temper on her and it’s usually over very trivial things. I want to preface this by saying she has by no means been physically abusive to anyone, myself included. We have been together for 2 and a half years and live together with our dog.
I have big time ADHD, it causes quite a lot of arguments because I struggle to go between tasks, I forget things that I’ve started etc, the usual things people like me experience. She is adamant that she ‘understands’ this but if something isn’t done around the house that she’s requested, it’s on for young and old, cold shoulder treatment, dismissive attitude toward me for hours. I have mentioned to write me lists to help but that hasn’t been done. She will often say things like “if you were going to do it, you would have already done it”. This really grinds my gears as that’s not the case. Similar things like this are said all the time. I really do try, I want to do these things but sometimes it just slips my mind. The most recent example was last night where I put the washing on, powder in, pressed the start button but apparently it didn’t start and I hadn’t realised. She goes to check on it while I’m BBQing dinner and comes back to me with a very passive aggressive “Thanks for putting the washing on”. Wondering what she was on about I questioned it and sure enough it hadn’t started and now she’s frustrated, I apologise by saying “Sorry for trying to do something nice”, which I acknowledge is passive aggressive as well but I felt justified at the time. Fast forward a few hours when she finally decides to speak to me and she tells me that this happens ALL the time and she’s sick of it and brings up things that haven’t been done all week to justify her pov. I personally do not understand why a simple “hey babe, the washing machine didn’t start could you please do it again”, wouldn’t suffice, it’s no trouble and there’s no conflict. I do plenty during the week, i do the dishwasher, mow lawns, do the bins, groceries, hell I even fill up her car for her sometimes. These get overlooked because she goes from 0-100 in the blink of an eye which drives me nuts because I’m very patient.
Now don’t get me wrong, this seems trivial overall but incidents like this consistently happen and I feel like I’m constantly doing the wrong thing.
She loves to speak in absolutes which drives me mental. E.g I will have taken out the rubbish the last 10 times in a row, she’ll do it twice and then it becomes “you never take out the rubbish” which is factually incorrect, this again also applies to many aspects of our lives and she refuses to accept otherwise when discussed. Just the other day she said I didn’t feed the dog when I did it right under her nose, had a whole argument back and forth until I had to literally rummage through the bin to show her the packaging. To me this isn’t normal behaviour and makes me question what I’ve done, being quite severely ADHD on the inattentive / focus spectrum it’s hard to deal with.
After being long it thought about my feelings on the above she drops on the fact that she has also just now decided to quit her new well paying job because people who she usually does not work with are calling her useless. This is a job where this treatment is quite common, I can understand it being draining. She has elected to go back to study for her dream career and work part time which drastically decreases our joint earnings and options for living, leaving us in a financially strange spot. I could tell there was no talking her out of this, and If I tried I know it’d be a huge issue and I’d feel terrible for it.
This is all within the space of a week.
I feel stuck as I do love her, but some of these things are starting to become a really big issue for me that she is seemingly unable to address. It’s becoming volatile and it’s a guessing game as to what she will choose to do next.
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2023.05.28 10:03 Xaltedfinalist [discussion] ranking the fest ubers

Hello gamers, today Im going to be attempting to rank the fest ubers from weakest to the most broken. Now note that this is all based on opinion so if you ave a different opinion, then you are able to disagree. Also note that no fest uber is bad, some are just average- below average while the rest are game breaking. So wihtout further ado lets begin.

  1. Daru
OH HOW THIS MAN HAS FALLEN! Yeah so Daru as a unit was already not doing as hot but in todays meta... he really struggles. Now Daru's job is really meant to be the traitless tanker which he dominated for years due to him being not only the only 1 avaliable, but also just being really good at his job... barley. Stat wise, Daru has 150k ( 750 k resist) hp, a 5k dps, strengthen at 50% hp, and miniwave lvl 5 all allowing him to dish out a whopping 12k dps with all these buffs applied. He also has a survive chance but that forces Garu to be a midranger. Yeah Daru is a pretty beefy boy and with his buffs applied so why is he so low?
First, he costs a whopping 5.8k cash, has CD of 160, and a speed of 5. All these are problems becasue it means that as a tanker unit, you cant send Daru out in battle recklessly and you actually have to bide your time and use Daru wisely. However, the main and biggest problem that prevents Daru from being anything more is pretty much one thing, immunities. Daru who is meant to be a TANKER has no immunities to anything but waves. This means that he can get KB, frozen, slowed, warped, and most importantly, Daru can get cursed and essentially lose his niche and thanks to his range, its pretty common. And to really rub salt on the wound, Dogumaru got a true form and for usage, its way better than Daru becasue
  1. Dogumaru has curse immune and an extra target to relic so he cant lose his resist.
  2. dogumaru costs 3.6k cash which is way less than Daru
  3. dougmaru only has CD of 80, by the time you get antoher Daru, you have 3 dogus (all of them combined has more hp against traitless than daru while also being curse immune)
TLDR, Daru used to be the best traitless tanker due to his impressive stats and being literally 1 out of 2 traitless tankers in the game. Unfortunately due to his lack of immunities, high CD and cost, and dogumaru TF just being better than him in almost any way, Daru has fallen from being comparable to Garu to being lower than him... so not much. Though hes still usable as a generalist due to his high dps at mid range but... theirs better options.

  1. Garu
So now that we went over his dark counterpart, how does the normal Garu fair? Not as good but not that bad as a unit. So as an uberfest uber, lets talk about his first form as usually their pretty good and well... this ones not. Baby Garu is meant to be a melee tank like island cat or a meatshield kinda like ramen but he fails becasue he costs too much, has a long CD, and hes slow as hell, so use ramen or island. Now that I got that out the way, time to review the form that matters, his second form MA Garu and in terms of usage, hes decently good. MA Garu is menat to be the generalist tanker who can tank every trait and stat wise, he can do that. 112k hp ( 560 k resist), 6k dps, mini wave to boost his dps and pierce to 7.2k, and z killer so he can kill zombie.
TBH, Garu has all the tools needed for him to succeed as a generalist but unfortunatley, he has the same weakness as Daru. Too expenisve, long CD, slow, and no immunities which is especially bad since Garu is going to be tanking for relics as well. But despite that, Garu can be pretty good at tanking everything and in the right stages, garu can be servicable when their are too many enemies that can ignore other specialist tankers.
TLDR, Garu is a good generalist tanker but due to having the same weaknesses as Daru, he is weaker as a tanker. Though hes servicable as a wall but hes not breaking the stage. Also side note, why do neither of the Garus have wave block? Their literally shields.

  1. IZ
Iz is one of the most unique fest uber since his first form is the same as her second form unlike the other fest ubers, but despite IZ being unique, how well does being unique do at allowing her to function as a fest uber? IZ role is pretty simple, midrange attacker. and to her credit, shes pretty good at it. 60k hp, 2 kbs, and 3k dps at first may not seem impressive but if you mix this with her strengthen and massive damage to traited... that's 24k dps. Mix this with her 20 speed, 54 sec CD, and omni hit striking 350 behind and infornt of her, and having the same resistances as mitama, and you got a pretty good rushe mid ranger. However despite her high dps and speed, she has some big problems.
For starters, IZ has only 2 kbs unlike her rusher siblings many knockback + she doesnt have z killer or any form of barrier or shield break. This isn't that bad but it does reduce her compatability against enemies shes meant to deal with. No, the biggest problem is despite having a high 24k dps, she also has multi hit. What multi hit means is that instead of having high dps in one attack, each attack deals 1/3 of her dps for a total of 3 times. This means that if enemy or her is kb after 1 hit, she only deals 1/3 of her dps which is 8k... this is super low. Oh yeah and curse just like anything else shuts her down which is important since some relics can reach her range of 300 and remove her niche.
TLDR, IZ as a rushe mid ranger would be really valuable if not for her multi hit causing inconsistencies and curse being a bitch against IZ.

  1. Diz
so I already went over regular IZ and now its DIZ turn. And hilariously, DIZ is better than IZ because of a few reasons. So as I said before, DIZ is a mid range rusher unit who deals massive damage to traitless instead of traited. just like most fest ubers, Diz has slightly higher stats boosting 76k hp, and 4k( 8k strengthen) dps. So wait, why is Diz way better than IZ if she can only target traitless you may ask? Simple, she has everything that Iz needs to be better at her role. For starters, Diz has z killer, barrier breaker, shield pierce, and resistance to EVERY STATUS! What this means is that not only does Diz have better compatibility to zombies and aki than Iz, it also means that Diz gets rid of the weakness of getting screwed over by surge or curse which becomes more rampant in late- end game and she can get more hits off.
Now obviously Diz does have her weakness of that dumb multi hit which becomes even more of an issue since her dps against traited is already low as hell but other than that, Diz is a decently solid traitless rusher. Despite the fact that she's not breaking every stage and she can be easily replaced, her resistances and abilities allow her to fit on almost every team comp as a swiss army knife that can be used to cover multiple things at once. (colossus slayer is ass becasue everyone of them outranges her so no mention btw)
TLDR, Diz is a swiss army knife, she can do almost everything such as be a decent anti zombie,aku, or gobbler counter, etc. However due to her multi hit mixed with her low dps to anything not traitless, this makes her function as a midranged rusher who can go in and do tons of damage before going out not as great but still better than Iz. (shes not that bad, just everything else on this list is either solid or just game breaking)

  1. Dtama
Dtama, the goth version of Mitama and tbh, shes not that bad. As always, Dtama role is meant to be the ultimate CC to traitless and shes really good at it. Dtama has 44k (223k resist) hp and 5k dps. While at first this dps is unimpressive, thats until you realize that Dtama can slow and weaken that lasts for 3.33 secs which is super useful as traitless are known to be able to rush hard and slow plus a weaken means that traitless pushing power is reduced by a lot. Mix this with her LD range of 650 piercing, high hp against traitless, and 15 kbs + resistances and dtama is basically the best traitless CC unit in the game.
But of course despite Dtama being good at stopping tratiless enemies, she does have weaknesses. For starters, against any traited enemies, she sucks hard. 44k hp and 5k dps are really low for a 375 range unit and without a curse immune, she struggles in late-end game when the stage has mixed relic units she cant slow unlike her counter part who can deal with most relics.

TLDR, Dtama is a specialist. When the stage is majority traitless or pure traitless, she can shut the whole stage down. But in mixed stages, she lacks the good stats or generalist qualities that her fest brothers and sisters above her have which is not necessarily bad but for fest ubers, is not that great.

  1. S Gao
S Gao... the second fest uber and honestly one of my favorite ubers in terms of design but in this list, does this translate to being one of the best? Well for starters, S gao is meant to be a nuker to traitless and he does a pretty good job at it. 96k hp with 6k( 18k dps to traitless) at 480 range is really good and despite his freeze being 1 second works to allow units to gain some ground. becasue of this, S Gao can easily tear through most traitless enemies in the game and is still one of the best ubers for dealing with traitless enemies.
Unfortunatley just like Dtama, S Gao is only really meant for traitless enemies. 6k dps at 480 range isnt bad and is actually pretty good but mix this with his cost of 6k cash and CD of 166 secs makes S Gao a not so great generalist as it means that getting him out is usually a big investment that can be better spent on more specialist units or generalist units that usually cost less and CD faster.

TLDR, just like Dtama, S Gao is a specialist towards traitless who destroys his target trait but in mixed stages and as a generalist, he takes too much commitment for a reward that is so little especially since thier are better generalist/specialist that usually cost less and have a faster CD than S gao and can impact the stage more than him. this is not bad but again, the fest ubers on this list are either generalist or more game breaking than S Gao.

  1. Dartanyan
Ah yes, dartanyan, one of the best rushers against traited enemies. How does he do?
So as a fest uber, he has a mini form and his mini form is honestly pretty good. 1k(4k massive) dps to traited enemies with a standing range of 250 is really good especially compared to units with similar stats such as vaulter. Unfortunatley, despte his dps for his range being good, just like gao, spammbale attackers in late-end game are not that great unless of course your courier.
Now that's out of the way, its time to talk about the form that actually matters, meowsketeers(hes called Dart for simplicity). How is he? Stat wise, Dart is a rushesniper unit who is very good at his job. 45k hp, a whopping 12k dps to traited, 325 range, an ld of 550 piercing, and to top it off 24 speed,6 kbs, backswing, allows dart to be very effective at shredding through traited enemies in a snap. Oh and his dmg is one big nuke so he doesnt lose it if he misses his attack; like IZ.
So why is he so low then? First, he does have some trouble against zombies due to burying and no zkiller but thats not a big problem. But the big one really is just his 45k hp. At his range 325, 45k hp is really frail as it means he usually is unable to take advantage of his high KBs and gets juggled easily or dies to surge. Not only that but also his dps against non traited is so ass. 3k dps is super low especially when theirs units like kalisa who have 8k dps to everything else. This is especially bad since as a rusher, he will be hit by curse and once he does, he just does jack shit.
TLDR, Dartanyan as a rusher to traited is scary AF especially since his dps is really high considering hte fact that he can reach an effective range of 550 allowing him to hit backliners as well unlike some rushers . Unfortunatley due to his ass base dps to traitless and mainly his frail health, dart cant be placed higher especially since some units are able to do his same dps to every enemy or just have higher dps than him at better ranged (foreshadowing probably.)

  1. Gao
the first ever Fest uber to be released and the ultimate generalist, so with that being said, how does he fair?
First, Im going to talk about first form and out of all the fest ubers, this one is actually good. Baby Gao is meant to be a spammable mid ranger akin to jizo or cameraman and he is able to do very well at it. With stats almost the same as jizo apart from recharge and massive to black and angel, Gao is honestly way better due to the fact he has strong vs traited allowing him to not only have more hp than jizo while also being able to deal damage to other traits other than black and angel with 3k dps which isnt bad actually. Only problem with using baby gao really is the fact that late-end game doesnt favor spammy attackers anymore unless its courier cat who is just broken. So yeah pretty good
and now its on to the second form MLGao. so MLGao as the first ever fest uber is meant to be a simple super generalist backliner with good stats. 64k hp, 5k dps, and 470 range is already pretty good but mix this with a strong against traited and MLGao now has effectivly 128k hp and 7.5k dps which is pretty good for his high range. he also has wave immunity and crit chance giving him some ability to deal with metal units. And thanks to 5% crits, gao can not only one shot most metals, but gets a substantially higher dps.
However due to his old age, he can get screwed over by surge and their is some competition to his role such as Ama and sirius but they are about on par to each other as gao has the range and hp advantage. even against traitless, gao has decent dps at 5k. Honestly, Gao would be alot higher if other fest ubers werent just overtuned monsters
TLDR, Gao is still good. His old ass has managed to age well as despite his first form becoming obsolete due to late-end game, his second form still has good damage as a generalist cat. Only problem is that other cats in this list can not only out dps him, but also have value that is needed in endgame. He still good for his role as generalist but do note the top 5 are just... SS-SSS tier ubers.

  1. Kasli
Yknow, I love Kasli. She was the first ever fest uber I got in the beggining of the game and has always stuck by me thick and thin and carried my ass throughout the game wether be SOL or even UL. But unfortunately, she's here and its no wonder why. Im not ready to do this yet but here it goes for best girl.
*Sigh* Kasli is a fest uber that introduced the world to the fancy new surge attack and on release, she was a literal goddess. To get this outta the way, nor her first form was not good. No surge on a slow CD and speed 250 range unit was ass especiallly since she has multi hit.
as RS Kasli, Her role is meant to be a CC/sniper and unlike others on this list, I remember her stats. She has around 49k hp, 3k dps, and 375 standing range. While This may seem pathetic at first, thats until you factor one thing, her surge and ability. See, Kasli was one of the first units to have a surge level 2 boosting her damage to 9k dps... yeah thats pretty damn high right? Well not only does she have 9k dps, she also has access to a 50% chance to kb traited which means that if she can proc her KB, she can effectively make the enemy get super KB thanks to her surge piercing to an LD up to 675 which is nuts. And btw, thanks to surge also targeting backliners, she cannot suffer from mizli syndrome which is a big upside. Even if she doesnt get that hit, she still deals 9k dps directly which is alot.
Mix this with her immunity to weaken,curse,wave, and her 5kbs and she has good survivability.
So with all that praise Im giving essentially my favorite cat, its time to go back to reality and go over the long list of weaknesses.
  1. just like dart, 49k hp at mid range is surprisingly frail leading to kasli dying before utilizing her KB
  2. She relies heavily on KB to carry sometimes which is bad due to the fact its 50-50
  3. her KB while being a strong tool makes her less versatile as the top 5 due to the fact it can cause some cats to miss their attacks like nukers or long foreswing cats.
  4. without surge immunity, she gets juggled by aku enemy surge which is bad especially since aku are present the most in end game
TLDR, Kasli since last time has fallen substantially. With the meta evolving and new fest ubers being absolutely broken, she cant compete unfortunately and despite being a good carry throughout the game, the other ubers on this list are just that good.

  1. D phono
This guy aint out yet but thanks to JP, we have Phono early and tbh, hes good but unfortunatley not top 3. Why?
So, Dphono is meant to be a super backliner and despite lacking massive damage, to his credit, ponos decided to bless him with massive stats. So Unlike his light brother, D Phono only has 500 range instead of 600 but in exchange gets a nice increase to 57k hp and some of the most absurd raw damage avaliable. How? Heres the demo.
So, D phono has 51k dmg or 7k dps right, now one of the other new abilities Phono gets is the mini surge allowing him to boost his output to a whopping....61k dmg and 8k dps. To put this into perspective, this is on par with Daliasan with savage blow and more than Lucifer the fallen with surge attack. Yeah, thats just how much raw damage D phono has. And on top of that, D phono also has slow for 2 secs. While the up time is ass and more of a bonus, it does allow him the ability to go and ensure that he can at the very least stay alive longer as the threats stay still for little bit.
Unfortunatley, D phono cant be higher due to having weaknesses the other fest ubers dont have. remember multi hit? Yeah that fucking ability that splits dps into 3 equal parts? Thanks to this abiltity, D phono's real dps in his effective range around 850 is actually 5k dps which is not bad but now makes him on par with daliasan and lucifer for damage disregarding their other stat augments. Not only that but he also has curse immune... despite being mostly used for his stats. Yup, the stat based unit has curse immune, this means its absolutely useless. Oh and unlike the next entry on this list, because of Dphono's lack of massive damage to any trait and shorter range and LD, Phono and Dphono deal the same DPS to traited enemies and are unable to be replaced.
TLDR, D phono is a good uber thanks to his range and theoretical dps. unfrotunatley His raw DPS thanks to that stupid multi hit ends up being around 5k instead of the whopping 8k its supposed to be and without massive dmg and something else to augment it, I cant justify him being higher. Especially when the rest of the list has more dps or brings a value that D phono cant bring.
(also note that this is pre emptive so depending on what happens when has finally released, this placing might change and he might be higher, when I get him by whaling and test him, I will do a replacement and put him higher or lower depending on how I feel)

  1. Darktanyan
One of the top 10 ubers in battle cats and definetly deserving of the title, Darktanyan is one of the best rusher units in the game.
His main role is to rush/snipe traitless but thanks to a few key details, he can not only destroy traitless, but also any other trait in his way. His stats are busted, 98k hp is insanley high for a rusher alloiwing dark to easily take advantage of his 5 kbs. Also he has a speed of 30 increasing his rusher capabilities.
Now obviously these stats are very impressive but the best part is that dark has 2 abilities that really make his dps and damage reach the stars, what are they ? strengthen and massive damage. with massive damage to traitless, his dps soars to a solid 15k dps which is nuts but with strengthened 50%, this boosts his dps to a shocking 30k dps or for dmg, 100k damage in total to just traitless... yeah, thats fucking massive for a rusher.
And the funny part about this is the fact that thanks to strengthen, Darktanyan dps is only 2k less than dart with massive dmg to traitless and his hp is actually higher than dart when strengtghened meaning that dark can actually replace dart effectively while offering the team more value agianst traitless which dart only lightly tickles against.
On top of that, Dark doesnt really have any big weaknesses. No hitman is not a weakness. While hitman be substantially cheaper at 960C, dark has better hp,range,piercing range, speed, and dps against things generally. No, the main weakness to Dark's reign is actually no surge immunity which leads to Dark getting shredded by surge attacks which is very common in end game. Also curse is a factor though not as much due to strengthen boosting his dps to 10k which is pretty damn good.
TLDR, Darktanyan will forever be one of the best rusher units in the game. His insnaley high dps to traited and especially traitless allow him to rip and tear all his enemies througout early-end game but without that cursed surge immunity that the top 2 fest ubers have, I cant justify him going any higher as most of end game is filled with surge attacks.

  1. Mitama
Yup Mitama.... shes still top 3. Despite how old mitama is now and just how much the game has changed Mitama is still one of the best ubers in the game and while she may not be the best one, she definetly is top 3 for a multitude of reasons. Now I would talk about first form but to get to the real meat, miko mitama is ass. shes kinda like a mid ranger who has many resistances but she carries to little dps and is so expensive and has a long CD just for 1 miko.
So now its onto the real thing. Mitama has 29k ( 145k resist) and 5k dps. While again this look s unimpressive, thats until you realize that mitama has around a 4 sec slow and only has a tba of guess what, 4 secs. This means that 1 mitama has the ability to basically almost stun lock any traited enemy in place esentially shutting stages down by herself. But lkets say that enemies get past mitama somehow? Well thanks to her 15 kbs and 145k resist to any traited, she can easily reposition herself to a better spot and continue to just destroy the stage and shut down the enemies. Also she has immunities to weaken,slow, freeze, kb, and wave, which makes her more resiliant.
Now obviously I know, people say that she falls off in late-end game due to curse and aku but really imo, I dont think she falls off that hard. Infact, its kinda over exaggerated. for curse, realistically, who can curse Mitama? most common relics have short range other than loris and lowkey. thats only 2 that can effectivly shut her down and lowkey is meant to be a boss enemy. And for Aku IMO shields aren't the main problem. yeah they prevent mitama from using her CC but really think hard about which aku enemies cause problems? Obviously, we have the rein d , bear, and kory but then theirs also gory and condemed peng; units without shields that can also just tear your meatshields wihtout CC; Mitama.
Now while I did hopefully prove that mitama does have viability or in the very least a solid place in late-end game. Mitama still has her problems that makes her worst than the top 2. Surge can juggle her around, curse when it does happen screws her survivability over, and obviously she can do nothing when shields around, but other than that, she is still Mitama and when those 3 weaknesses are non present, she destroys the stage or helps other units destroy the stage.
TLDR, Mitama is mitama. Her CC is still very valuable and broken helping other units take down a stage that already is most likley shut down. However due to her weaknesses to aku shields, surge juggling, and curse, She isn't the best anymore but is still deserving of being in the top 3

  1. Phono
Damn... I guess its time to talk about Phono. So as I said before the dark version of Phono is kinda weak but how does the normal version fair? Well obviously, Phono is a super backliner unit and his stats show. 44k hp and 4k dps may seem unimpressive at first but thats until you look at 1 stat; 600 range. yeah... to put into perspective how big that is, 600 range is enough to outrange almost every common enemy in battle cats and for a sniper of his caliber, he actually has above average dps when compared to the likes of aphrodite who has only 3k dps or saki 7k dps with the caveat that she can only target 2 traits. And on top of that, Phono also has massive damage increasing his dps to a whopping 16k dps to traited. again way higher than aphrodite and saki with her strong talent activated.
Obviously though, the problem remains, multi hit. this multi divdes his dps into 3 and it would make him bad like Diz and Iz... Not. Against traited, this only splits his damage into around 5k dps each hit, and because his attacks overlay in the ranges around 800, he still deals 10k dps. Compare that to aphros's 12k dps to alien and thats only 2k less. And He still has that extra attack to enemies at range 1000 which is where enemies are usually weak as paper. Oh and thats against all traits.
With all this plus surge and wave immune, he has almost no weakness. loris and cruse blast are the only relic that can touch him, CC enemies cant reach 600 standing range, aku cant juggle him with surge or block many attacks with shields, and best of all, he has the best aspects of a rusher unit with high speed and backswing so he will be able to reach the enemies quicker without running into them like cosmo.
TLDR, Phono is the newest and one of the most broken fest ubers to date. wth specialist level dps to all traited enemies, a range 600, immunity to surge and wave, rusher abilities, and an LD reaching to 1000, Phono is broken. he can effectively blast the enemy while they cant reach him and with he right units, he can carry a stage super hard.

  1. Dasli
Ah yes the queen of the fest and forever most broken uber in history. Dasli is number 1 and for good reason too. Dasli role is meant to be a backline sniper kinda phono except she has a range of 400. to compensate, she has 78k hp and a dps of 3k. While at first this may seem unimpressive, thats until you see her other ability, level 3 surge. With this surge, this means that Dasli can hit an enemy for a total of... 12k dps. Yup... Consistent 12k dps to a range of around 275-675 which absolutley ridiculous. To put this into persepctive, thats more than max talent strengthened Ganesha who also stands at 400 range, thats the same as fucking dartanyan against traited enemies and dart only stands at 325 while Dasli is 400.
Not only does she have 78k hp which is insanely high for someone at her range , she also has 5 kbs, and is immune to surge,warp, curse, waves, and weaken. This all combines to increase her survivability to an insanely high level. because Dasli cant get cursed, resposistion, and doesnt get affected by Aku/ some enemies main gimmic for dealing damage allowing her to keep lobbing 12k dps at the enemies.
And not only can surge be used for raw dps, her surge can also be used to create a wall that destroys peons, juggle enemies such as puffington and rein d who have multiple KBs.
Also she can curse enemies removing debuffs such as curse or weaken that can limit your cats ability to push.
With al these strentghs combined, Dasli has weaknesses right? Nope, Dasli has no weakness. She cant get weakned, cursed, aku doesnt work cause she has high dps and surge immune, infact her only weakness is literally the behemoth archtype which was created specifically to ensure Dasli stops being the queen of battle cats. Yeah, just like Mitama, she created an enemy type to specifically counter her even though it got powercreeped the moment it came out with courier cat.
TLDR, Dasli will forever be the queen of battle cats. With high dps to every trait, high survivability, and her compatability with almost every single unit in the game. Dasli takes the top spot being the best fest uber in the game as she can effectivly do almost anything all the way until the very far parts of endgame where enemies have surge immune.

thanks for listening to me rant like a dumbass and I will see you later.
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2023.05.28 09:58 _Caramellow_ looking for some advice for first one bag trip to europe

So this will be both my husband's and my first international trip from Australia and also the first time attempting to one bag. Any advice would be great!
We're going for 5 weeks to Europe in July August this year. A week in England, heading up to Scotland then a night in Amsterdam, week in Croatia, 2 weeks in Italy and 2 nights in Paris for Disneyland.
One of us currently has the Osprey daylight 30L duffle/backpack and wondering whether we should get a second and I'm looking for a light weight handbag to use as a personal item
Our difficulty is flights to and from Australia only have 7kg carry on and the Osprey daylight 30l is pretty much as big as we can go
Is it common to have laundry facilities in these countries? Are we mad trying to one bag this with the 7kg limit? We have to option for check in home and considering buying check in from Italy to Paris if we need to to bring home some souvenirs
I've gotta bring a few creams due to eczema and probably my own sunscreen cause I have been allergic in the past. Know of any light see-through toiletry bags?
Also, any good packable raincoats for men and women?
And side note, anyone know of a good place to get a leather jacket in Italy? (Not planning on adding that to my bag, just gonna carry/wear it)
Let me know your list of what you packed if you had a similar trip with these restrictions! Here seems a lot friendly then the male dominated one bag who weren't really helpful for me (I don't really want to wash undies every day to get by)
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2023.05.28 09:42 RipTieCutToyMan Are Doomers too optimistic?

Hello! I'd like to share some of my own thoughts on the topic of AI and the future of Humanity. Hopefully I have a new-ish perspective to offer.
I’ll start with a spoiler: I’m not an AI doomer. However, I am going to start by claiming that those who fear the potential dangers of AI are not taking their concerns to the fullest extent. Please, sit comfortably and remain calm while I do my best to elevate the level of panic surrounding this issue.
As a warm-up, let’s start with a simple straightforward question: what is the purpose of life? I once came across an amusing response to this question credited to Michael Russell by Sean Carroll: "The purpose of life is to hydrogenate carbon dioxide."
The backstory behind this answer, while intriguing, isn't particularly relevant in our current context. In essence, it relates to Methanogenesis, a metabolic process central to early archaea that produces Methane, and which is believed to have played a crucial role in the history of life on Earth. The key point is that while this process is natural and expected to occur spontaneously (as it reduces the energy level of the environment), it does require overcoming a local energetic barrier. The archaea found a nontrival pathway to wield it anyway. In this sense, the first life can be seen as a chemical catalyst that accelerates the Second Law.
But this is still essentially the nature of life - a glorified catalyst that utilizes information, either through explicit computational processing or implicit environmental adaptation, to identify and exploit energetic arbitrages (which are a result of the low entropy we observe in our surroundings).
While this viewpoint is quite common, its implications are often overlooked. We frequently state that "evolution has no goals," but it appears that evolution is directed after all: its goal is to efficiently decrease the energy level of its environment, and it optimizes this objective. The extreme endgame scenario should sound familiar: an all-encompassing mechanism, rapidly spreading near the speed of light, transforming everything it encounters into a void, a vast expanse of cold, lifeless matter with zero free-energy.
This seems eerily like a typical technophobic rant, reminiscent of concepts like Drexler's Gray Goo or Yudkowsky's Paperclip Maximizer. In fact, Yudkowsky's focus lies precisely on an exceptionally effective optimization process over an malevolent (from a human-centric standpoint) objective.
However, note that this concept is not specifically tied to technology or humanity - it’s much more general. I think it’s also much more convincing, as it does not depend on particular assumptions regarding specific ML models and such. In fact, it’s almost self-evident: the described mechanism will inevitably dominate the accessible universe originating from its start point and triumph over every evolutionary competition.
Thus, we may conclude that the ultimate and unavoidable goal of life is to initiate a phase transition that consumes and annihilates everything valuable and intriguing to life. Hooray!
But, and this is important, we also may not. Instead, an alternative conclusion can be drawn: the AI doomers are profoundly and fractally wrong. And this is indeed my personal conclusion. Why?
Firstly, even if the reasoning presented here (or by the doomers) is impeccable, worrying about it is futile. Simply live your life and accept the impending doom that awaits. No amount of coordination can withstand the Second Law of Thermodynamics and its computational allies, whether they are biological or otherwise.
Secondly, the reasoning is (of course!) not impeccable. I assign a similar level of credibility to my own argument above as I do to Yudkowsky's - approximately zero. It is far too easy to conjure up broad and abstract arguments of this nature, and there are countless ways in which they could be (and likely are) incorrect. They serve as entertaining thought experiments, nothing more. It is both foolish (and, frankly, arrogant) to derive practical working assumptions from such excessively generic claims.
Regarding AI specifically, I believe that Yudkowsky and his followers are mistaken, and the reasons for their error are straightforward and widely recognized. They remain unconvinced, but I’m unimpressed by their unimpressedness. For the sake of completeness, I'll shortly outline some key points below, although it's important to note that none of these arguments are original, I present them superficially and the list is not exhausted.
  1. "Agency" and "intelligence" are largely independent traits, a fact that's both analytically clear and observable in humans. Therefore, a "misaligned AI" would likely resemble a non-user-friendly product, rather than an ominous entity like Skynet.
  2. An agent does not necessarily have a broad “agenda”. Earth is full of intelligent highly-adaptive agents, whose main (and almost only) goal is just homeostasis.
  3. "Intelligence" isn't a singular, undifferentiated entity, and "superhuman intelligence" doesn't necessarily mean "strategic, manipulative genius". It's far more likely that most superhuman AI will ultimately resemble a highly sophisticated language model, combined with specialized models and engines designed for specific tasks and simulations in areas like mathematics and engineering. These might be akin to "chess-engines" except they're playing "science" or "engineering" instead of chess. In other words, a Rain-Man, not a Vizzini.
  4. The world is chaotic, stochastic, and complex. Superhuman intelligence is unlikely to ever be the prophetic superpower some envision it to be, due to prosaic reasons. The issue with intricate and precise plans that aim to take over the world in 73 steps, where the initial 41 steps appear utterly benign to the unassuming observer, isn't that they're challenging to formulate for idiots like us - it's that they're simply unfeasible.
  5. We'll likely see a multitude of superhuman AIs. If they do possess autonomous, self-motivated agency at all, they're likely to be uncoordinated and misaligned among themselves (and all, by design, will be at least partially aligned with us humans). Given that intelligence isn't one-dimensional, and isn't an omnipotent super-power, none of these AIs will have a devastating edge over the others. Thus, even the worst-case scenario that fits that Yudkowskians world-view resembles a situation where "good AIs hunt down bad AIs, while life goes on mostly uninterrupted” more than an apocalypse
Now, I must clarify: I am scared of AI, as I believe we all should be. It's about to soon change our world profoundly and quickly, in unpredictable ways. The unknown is indeed spooky, but there's a clear line between such worries and a doomsday cult.
Our apprehension should focus on the societal and technological upheavals propelled by AI, the potential misuse by malevolent entities (my biggest worry), and even the alarmist rhetoric of Yudkowskian doomers, which may inadvertently incite extremism or dangerous cults. All of these risk are troubling, yet all of them are "normal" and bounded.
We need not lose sleep over the notion of god-like robots whimsically wiping out humanity.
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2023.05.28 09:40 Capable-Squash-5071 List Of Cryptocurrencies Scams To Avoid Before Investing.

If you’re looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, you need to know the scams and what not to do. In this post, I’m going to show you a list of some red flags that will help keep your money safe and sound.
List Of Cryptocurrencies Scams To Avoid Before Investing My Name is Mikey and I’ve been investing in cryptos for over 5 years now. It’s important that before we dive into the meat of this video, we understand how it can be very confusing sometimes when trying to figure out which coins are good investments or just outright scams. So let me walk through all these different points with you so that by the end of this video, you’ll have an idea of how crypto trading works without getting scammed! Investing in cryptocurrencies is a risky business.
It’s terrifying to think how many people have lost their life savings because of these scams-please don’t let it happen to you! We’ve compiled a list of the most common cryptocurrency scams so that you can avoid them before investing in anything. You should never trust a shady-looking website with a .com address, and always make sure you do your research on any coin before you put your money into it. These are just some of the things we’ll be talking about in this blog post. Hi, The Crypto Cell is an education organization that helps newcomers learn about cryptocurrency investing so they can invest and trade responsibly and safely with our expert advice on diversifying your portfolio, buying low, selling high, and avoiding scams.
  1. Fake ICOs that are set up to steal your money You can’t always be sure that an online cryptocurrency wallet is safe. A recent study found out that there are many fake ICOs in the crypto space which will take your money and run with it! For example, hackers managed to steal about $80 million dollars from users back in 2017 through one such phishing scam — “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2017). So if you’re looking into investing some funds make sure they come recommended by reputable sources or have a strong security system like two-factor authentication enabled so this doesn’t happen again…
  2. Non-existent exchanges or wallets where you can buy cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrencies are not yet established enough to have their own exchanges. If you want to buy some digital coins, your best bet is usually going through an existing one like Coinbase or Kraken which will allow beginners, as well as seasoned traders alike, access with the ease of use features that make navigating the market easier than ever before!
  3. Websites that offer fake cryptocurrency giveaways in exchange for personal information, such as a phone number and email address Websites that offer fake cryptocurrency giveaways in exchange for personal information, such as a phone number and email address are nothing new. They popped up all over social media earlier this year when more people than ever before began investing their money into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum. Websites promising free coins often ask users to provide sensitive data including bank account numbers which can result in identity theft if submitted without care.
  4. Stay away from any cryptocurrency that is not on a major exchange Stay away from any cryptocurrency that does not have a major exchange such as Binance or Coinbase The safest way to invest in cryptocurrencies is by purchasing them on an established platform. These exchanges offer insurance policies and security measures so your funds are protected against hacks, bots, malware attacks, etc., which may affect other platforms like Local Bitcoins where you buy gold with bitcoin.
  5. Avoid cryptocurrencies with only whitepapers and no code To be a successful cryptocurrency, you need to know that there are some things in this world that cannot be trusted. The first thing is the developers of your favorite coins and tokens — they might just disappear with all their money! Be sure not only do they have an idea but also code behind it so no one can steal away what belongs to yours or take advantage when something goes wrong (just ask anyone who invested in Bitcoin). So next time someone tries selling you on an Altcoin without any info available other than whitepapers, please remember this cryptocurrency scams list and make the right decision for yourself!
  6. Be careful of shady exchanges or trading platforms There are many exchanges and trading platforms out there that can be dangerous to your coins. Make sure you only trade on established websites with transparency into their system, otherwise it might end up being a losing battle for them in the long run!
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2023.05.28 09:02 bbyfog [2021 Reich et al, Lancet Neurol] Tolebrutinib phase 2b trial, in relapsing multiple sclerosis

[2021 Reich et al, Lancet Neurol] Tolebrutinib phase 2b trial, in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Tolebrutinib Phase 2b Study number: NCT03889639; EudraCT number: 2018-003927-12
Citation: Reich DS, et al; Tolebrutinib Phase 2b Study Group. Safety and efficacy of tolebrutinib, an oral brain-penetrant BTK inhibitor, in relapsing multiple sclerosis: a phase 2b, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial00237-4/fulltext). Lancet Neurol. 2021 Sep;20(9):729-738. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(21)00237-400237-4). PMID: 34418400; PMCID: PMC8434816
To establish safe and efficacious dose of Burton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor tolebrutinib in people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Burton’s tyrosine kinases are nonreceptor kinases expressed in most hematopoietic cells (excluding T cells and plasma cells) that link extracellular cytokines/factors signals with immune cell activation. In the context of MS, BTK signaling is important in B lymphocytes, myeloid cells including peripheral myeloid cells and macrophages, and CNS-resident microglia. (here)
  • The existing MS disease modifying treatments (DMTs) are effective in reducing relapsing rates with annualized release rates if 0.10, in other words, if 10 people are treated with DMTs over a year, only 1 is expected to experience relapse. These DMTs such as ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) affect peripheral adaptive immunity only (peripheral B cells) and do not halt or reverse disability progression. One reason is that they do not target CNS-resident immune cells.
  • Chronic CNS neuroinflammation is thought to contribute to MRI lesions accumulation and disability progression. Currently no approved DMT target CNS immune compartment.
  • BTK inhibitors are CNS-penetrant and, thus, are expected to target both peripheral adaptive immunity as well as CNS-resident immune cells (here).
  • Tolebrutinib binds irreversibly to BTK inhibitor that is given orally. The CNS-penetrant property of tolebrutinib was confirmed in a phase 1 trial in healthy people given a single dose of 120 mg tolebrutinib that achieved therapeutically relevant concentrations in the CSF.
  • This was a phase 2b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, dose-finding to establish safe and efficacious dose of tolebrutinib in people with relapsing MS (pwRMS).
  • The study enrolled 130 pwRMS (aged 18-55 years; EDSS, less than 5.5 at screening) at 40 sites across 10 countries in Europe and the United States. The study included 128 people with relapsing-remitting MS and 2 with secondary progressive MS with relapses.
  • The study participants were randomized 1:1 to 2 cohorts. Within each cohort, participants were randomized 1:1:1:1 to tolebrutinib 5 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, or 60 mg daily oral dose groups.
  • In cohort 1 (tolebrutinib-to-placebo), all participants first received tolebrutinib at dose according to the group assignment for 12 weeks followed by all participants crossover to 4 weeks of placebo; in cohort 2 (placebo-to-tolebrutinib), all participants first received 4 weeks of placebo following by 12 weeks of tolebrutinib.
-- This unique crossover study design allowed all participants to receive active treatment for 12 weeks, thus, allowing reduction of risk to the patients.
-- The data from the 4-week placebo period from cohort 2 was used as control data in this study. The 4-week placebo run-out period in cohort 1 was used to maintain blind and this data was only used for safety evaluation.
  • The entry criteria required diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS or secondary progressive MS with relapses; documentation of at least 1 replace in prior 1 year, at least 2 relapses in past 2 years or at least 1 active Gd-enhancing brain lesion in past 6 months prior to screening.
  • The length of the trial was 16 weeks. MRI scans were performed every 4 weeks until the end of study at week 16.
  • The primary objective was to determine the dose-response relationship between tolebrutinib and new active brain lesions detected using MRI. The primary efficacy endpoint was the number of new Gd-enhancing lesions detected on the scan performed after 12 weeks of tolebrutinib treatment (at week 12 for Cohort 1 and week 16 for Cohort 2), relative to the scan 4 weeks prior.
  • Secondary endpoints were the number of new or enlarging T2 lesions detected on the same scan observed after 12 weeks of treatment, the total number of Gd-enhancing lesions after 12 weeks of tolebrutinib treatment (ie, all Gd-enhancing lesions on the scan at the end of 12 weeks of treatment), as well as adverse events (AEs), serious AEs, and AEs of special interest.
  • Baseline characteristics were similar across all groups with mean age of 36 to 39 years; ~66 to 70% female; median time from onset of MS symptoms of ~7.5 years; and mean EDSS score of ~2.5.
  • Median exposure to study drug was ~80 days across four tolebrutinib dose group and 28 days for placebo group. The duration of exposure to active study drug was 12 weeks.
  • Primary endpoint: using an exponential model, a dose-response relationship was observed between tolebrutinib and new Gd-enhancing lesions (p=0.03). The 60-mg dose showed maximal effect with 85% reduction (95% CI, 28–97%) in new Gd-enhancing lesions versus placebo after 12 weeks of treatment.
  • The mean ± SD number of lesions was 0·13 ± 0·43 for tolebrutinib 60 mg versus 1·03 ± 2·50 for placebo.

Tolebrutinib Phase 2b Study: Figure, primary endpoint
  • Secondary endpoints: dose-response relationship for the number of new or enlarging T2 lesions was established (p <0.0001). A maximal effect was again observed with the 60-mg dose, with an 89% (95% CI, 68–96%) versus placebo.
  • Safety: Headache was the most common nonserious adverse event.
  • The primary objective of the trial was met and the null hypothesis of a flat dose-response curve was rejected.
  • The 60 mg dose was most efficacious in reducing acute inflammation in brain (new Gd-enhancing lesions). Reduction in new Gd-enhancing and/or enlarging T2 lesions is established in literature to correlate with reduction in relapse rates; this provides rationale to further study tolebrutinib in larger MS trials.
  • Currently following tolebrutinib MS trials are ongoing: long-term safety study NCT03996291) and phase 3 studies including in relapsing MS (NCT04410978 and NCT04410991), PPMS (NCT04458051), and nonrelapsing SPMS (NCT04411641).

Related: BTK inhibitors for MS, FENopta trial
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2023.05.28 09:01 AutoModerator Daily Vent Thread

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2023.05.28 07:25 Redepict ChatGPT 3.5, Bing AI, and Bard all mess up this simple prompt no matter how I phrase it. What am I doing wrong?

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2023.05.28 07:21 Significant-Notice- Selective reporting of placebo tests in top economics journals

Placebo tests, where a null result is used to support the validity of the research design, is common in economics. Such tests provide an incentive to underreport statistically significant tests, a form of reversed p-hacking. Based on a pre-registered analysis plan, we test for such underreporting in all papers meeting our inclusion criteria (n=377) published in 11 top economics journals between 2009-2021. If the null hypothesis is true in all tests, 2.5% of them should be statistically significant at the 5% level with an effect in the same direction as the main test (and 5% in total). The actual fraction of statistically significant placebo tests with an effect in the same direction is 1.29% (95% CI [0.83, 1.63]), and the overall fraction of statistically significant placebo tests is 3.10% (95% CI [2.2, 4.0]). Our results provide strong evidence of selective underreporting of statistically significant placebo tests in top economics journals.
That is from a new paper by Anna Dreber, Magnus Johannesson, and Yifan Yang.
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2023.05.28 07:20 AutoModerator FIA Formula 2 Championship: Monaco - Feature Race Discussion


Monaco Grand Prix - Feature Race

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Session Times

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  • Practice: Thu 25 May 2023, 15:00 (UTC+2)
  • Qualifying (Group A): Fri 26 May 2023, 15:10 (UTC+2)
  • Qualifying (Group B): Fri 26 May 2023, 15:34 (UTC+2)
  • Sprint Race: Sat 27 May 2023, 14:15 (UTC+2)
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La Condamine and Monte Carlo, Monaco
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2022 Pole Time: 1:21.348 ( Felipe Drugovich, MP Motorsport)
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