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2023.06.08 00:40 SkullBasher999 How do you think AI will effect jobs?
People are definitely neive and over confident. Only a few outcomes can come from the implementation of Machines/Robots/Automation/AI.
One: a world where no jobs are available to humans and a moneyless society/Socialism would be implemented/a system where items were divide out/divided out.
Two: We revert back to our old ways/by being more self sufficient/sustainable/by raising livestock/growing food/by trading goods and services.
Three: humans/business owners realize/come to the conclusion that there is no money in machines/robots/automation/AI/it sounds good right now to pay/invest just one of your minimum wage employees salary for one year, to obtain an AI robot that can replace all of your current employees,but what will be realized is,if no one has jobs/money,no one will have money to pay for your product/subscriptions/ad revenue/what you are selling/every employee hired,is a potential profit/that employee or someone elses employee MAY buy your product/employees are good investments.
Four: AI becomes self aware/a skynet/terminator scenario/outcome,becomes humans reality/AI/Robots try to take out humans or like in IRobot, the AI realizes,to preserve humans/to follow all of the robots rules, a few humans need to be taken out,because humans are over populating earth and not using renewable energy and they are not trying to keep/create a smaller carbon foot print/all humans arent trying to be eco friendly,so to save humans,some of the population of humans need to be taken out.
The only jobs AI/robots create, is AI regulation jobs and FOR NOW,these machines/AI will PROBABLY need to be built/programmed/updated/maintained, by humans,FOR NOW and this also depends on the route taken by these companies/cars can be built autonomously,so it wouldn't be to surprising,to see robots/AI being built/maintained fully autonomously/A LOT of things can be automated, even now/in todays day and time and DEFINITELY in the future, but the question is,will companies see the value in the investment of humans/this may not be seen right away/it may take time for companies to realize, money comes from humans,not robots,either way,even now, the need/demand for people/human are going to go WAY DOWN,but we will just have to see where things go,but I think in the far future,OR MAYBE not so distant future/ our next evolutionary step is a moneyless society/socialism/a fully autonomous world,how this plays out/works exactly,is yet to be determined,granted we DEFINITELY don't need to get to lazy/we should still be doing things,but A LOT of people are DEFINITELY going to feel like,they will never be good enough/they could never compete with AI/Robots; Humans will NEED to find other purposes,I also wouldn't be surprised to see a resistance type group/extremist group,that try to damage/destroy servers/robots/AI/equipment,at some point,I know that sounds crazy,but if people's purpose/lively hoods/jobs/income are in jeopardy and they don't see a solution,feaanger or both MAY take over,in some people.
What do you think humans will realize/what conclusion do you think humans will come to, regarding this?
What do you think the outcome will be with all of this?
You need to keep in mind,what we are seeing is just whats available to the general public, when it comes to AI,company's/corporation's/government will have AI that is MUCH MORE capable,also A LOT of OpenAI/GPT is dumbed down, so server resources aren't over whelmed and for legal purposes/so AI isn't as harmful to society and also so these companies don't get sued as much OR shut down entirely.
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2023.06.08 00:37 TerribleHelicopter45 He snapped because I didn’t play a card until T6 and guess what?
2023.06.08 00:34 ThanyTony WW: History of Suomus (1200-1400)
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By the beginning of the 13th century, the land of Suomus began integrating within European society in a more interactive way, Turku became an extremely important trading spot for ships travelling across the northern seas and goods previously unknown to the Suomi were introduced to their land as well as new people they could interact with, of notice were two groups. The Knights of Germania
who had come back to their homeland from the Rastel Crusades in Palestine and got in contact with the Suomi because of their iron and developed a close relationship which would only grow more fruitful with the years as this small but powerful order of Knights and their Witches were destined to shape the fate of Europa in the future.
The others were The Rus
, the forefathers of the Orussians who came from the east of Suomus, initially intending to settle the lands but as that area is filled to the brim with swamps that were not to the liking of the Rus who preferred fertile lands and vast steppes backed down, they did however stablish close commerce with the Suomi, getting along better with them than other Nordic powers in the area, especially the Swedes who were always somewhat antagonistic to the Rus despite their ruling dynasty the Rurikid being of Swedish origin.
Sweden ceased further attempts to colonize the Suomi western lands as they had grown far more powerful and united, still living mostly in cities ruled by chiefs but would all come to unite should the ruling chief on Turku called for it, they also developed a really good navy to improve their trading and for their Witches to hunt Neuroi in the Baltic Sea, they were always interested in looking for the legendary gigantic Neuroi monster living in the Nordic seas called “Iku-Torso”
, said to be so big it could swallow an island whole. It became somewhat of a cultural obsession for Suomi Witches to traverse the coasts patrolling their seas and hunting for this mythical Neuroi but thankfully it never appeared…
…Not yet at least.
During the century however came a relevant player that greatly affected the two friendly powers of the Suomi people, The Mongol Horde
arrived and conquered the lands of the Rus in 1237 save for the city of Novgorod who submitted to the horde’s power, they also battled the Knights of Germania in 1241 but would later unite forces a year later to defeat the Neuroi ravaging central Europa at the Battle of Legnica
, first time in human history where two nations teamed up to fight the Neuroi.
As a result the city of Novgorod became a republic vassal to the Golden Horde and the Knights of Germania were granted a piece of land in the land north of the Holy Karlsland Empire and the Kingdom of Poland near the Danish colonies to settle, this being the territory known as Prussia
, now having a proper state they could stablish better relationship with the Suomi and sometimes Witches of the order would go to Suomus to be trained by Suomi Witches. The Mongols also came to visit Suomi lands being impressed with everything they saw and became fascinated with the power of its people and its Witches, especially their Witches as they found them incredibly beautiful, strong and resourceful, which are qualities Mongols value on Witches.
They also openly admitted their desire to conquer Suomi lands launching an attack from Novgorod but it never came to happen, historians debate as to why this invasion never came to happen, some believe that the Mongols saw no benefit in Suomus which would imply they were not aware of its vast amount of iron reserves, but the most likely reason is that they backed down upon seeing the swamps, considering how unsuccessful the Mongols were in Vietnam and Madjapahit…it is reasonable to think they would be terrified of the land, even if they outmatched Suomus and other Nordic countries in numbers.
Thanks to that Suomus kept existing in relative peace through the 13th century, once the 14th century arrived they continued their relationships with the Novgorodians and the Knights of Germania, now known as the Prussians, most noteworthy being the signing of the Treaty of Pähkinäsaaren
on the 12 of August 1324 between the Suomi chiefs and the Mongol Empire through the Novgorodians, to establish the boundaries between Novgorod and Suomus, being the first nation in the world to recognize national borders of what constituted “The Land of Suomus” at least from the east, this treaty would continue to be respected by the Novgorod successor states all the way to the Orussian Empire much later and it greatly strengthen the bond between the Rus and the Suomi which began concerning the other Nordic countries, especially Sweden.
This resulted in many skirmishes on the sea between the Swedes and the Novgorodians/the Mongols but they would mostly be resolved at the seas or the Islands across the Baltic Sea and never affected the land of Suomus, although they would often sent their forces to assist the Novgorodians because they obviously disliked the Swedes and wanted to prevent them from gaining more settlements across the Baltic Sea.
More cities began to appear across Suomus marked by fortresses and castles across the shores, Suomi people began transitioning from a tribal society to a more urban society similar to that of its neighbors, although they still managed themselves as a confederation of chiefdoms, only this time they would be selected in elections similar to how the Knights of Germania chose their grand masters every 10 years, little by little it became impossible for the Swedes to conquer Suomus as it had become a nation by this point and eventually renounced to their pretentions on the land, especially because they were facing their own conflicts with the Norwegians and the Danes.
The Mongols began loosing their grip on the Novgorodians and this gave the latter more freedom to become wealthy through commerce, and through them the Suomi also met other Rus people from deep within their lands, The Muscovites
from the Principality of Moscow and they also became very friendly with the Suomi, some would even say they clicked better than they did with the Novgorodians despite the distance between their lands, as such little by little the Mongols became less frequent for the Suomi until they would disappear from common culture in the land around the 15th century, they left their impact on the Suomi however as they helped them improve their military and taught them the secrets of their bow making skills, improving the letality of the Suomi raiding parties who could now snipe their foes from bigger distances with the deadly “Silent Arrows”
capable of piercing even Neuroi shells.
As the century progressed however, chaos began forming on the area at the time, civil unrest began forming between the three Nordic nations as their royal families were connected through various relatives, a war between the Danes, the Norwegians (In an union with the Danes through a marriage) and the Swedes erupted, the results of this conflict saw the Danish Queen Margrete I of Denmark
ascend to the throne of both kingdoms which greatly displeased the Holy Karlsland Empire northern states and the Swedes, from the former was the duchy of Mecklenburg who began hiring German Privateers to sabotage Danish ships, they were known as the “Vitalien Brothers”
, but these went rouge and became full fledge pirates taking the Alan Islands from Sweden as their base and began raiding Suomi coasts and ships.
They however would all be exterminated quickly in the year 1395 by a group of 2 Suomi Witches and one Gallian Witch (Named Enora, Orvokki and Vieno
) who devised a clever plan that took four months where one would join the pirates and seduce as many of them as she could to create conflict for her attention, the other would begin to sabotage their ships, resources and operations and the other would carry out guerrilla assassinations pretending to be a vengeful spirit or a Neuroi, little by little weakening them until they simply revealed their plans and beat them all into submission and eliminated the threat once and for all.
The winner of the Nordic conflict was none other than Margrete herself, managing to take control of the three countries and their colonies creating the powerful state and precursors of Baltland…The Kalmar Union
, and because of their efforts and good relationships, Suomus was invited to join although they were promised far more liberties being more an ally state than properly integrated into the Union, which they accepted as they saw it as beneficial, they were even granted the Alan Islands (Which greatly upset the Swedes as those had been their lands for almost 400 years now).
So came the 15th century and Suomus was now part of the powerful Kalmar Union and had good relationships with its neighbors Prussia and the Rus, things looked pretty good for them…this century however was one of change…as the Middle Ages were about to end and a new era for humanity loomed on the horizon.
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2023.06.08 00:32 FlyingDadBomb At Risk of Downvotes, Should We Consider a One-Day Boycott?
Please hear me out before you respond. I know a lot of people feel very strongly about this, and a lot of people are tired of complaints and just want to play the dang game, and I get it.
That said, Second Dinner has created numerous issues for players in the past two months that, notably, have left a poor taste in the mouths of the community. Namely:
- Flexible Series drops came as an unpleasant surprise, rather than being announced in advance, which lead to people saving fopinning/unpinning cards like Darkhawk and Knull and then not getting them.
- After deciding not to drop Darkhawk, they're putting out an incredibly overpriced Darkhawk Bundle, allowing you to buy him directly after arbitrarily refusing to make him easier to acquire freely.
- Among the cards that they've decided not to drop are, surprisingly, extremely meta-relevant Season Pass cards (Hit Monkey and Zabu).
- This is especially concerning with SD's proven history of nerfing cards only AFTER they become more available.
- SD is dropping only undesirable cards (cards that have no meta relevance), and, rather than dropping them directly to series 3 as they suggested was possible, they're dropping them first to series 4, which could make cards like Darkhawk, Knull, Spider-Ham and Spider-Man 2099 more difficult to acquire through collector's reserves.
All of this paints a picture of a card game that is all too eager to tie performance to value, creating the possibility that those who pay more will have an easier time competing, which does not bode well for the future of the game, and is in diametric opposition to Ben Brode's stated goal at the beginning (anyone else keep getting those YouTube ads that start with Brode saying "what if you couldn't just go into a card game, drop hundreds of dollars and immediately have the best cards?").
Thus far, though, SD has been entirely unreceptive to any of these concerns. They were brought up when flexible series drops were announced, and SD pushed forward with this month's series drops as if we said nothing. It's clear they hear us, but they aren't listening. The only response given thus far has been to tell us that there's "more to come," which is not exactly comforting given that what we've already seen is not so great.
What we could consider is a one-day blackout, where a large enough group of us decide collectively to not play the game. Don't even log on to collect your free 50 credits. I would suggest we do so on the day of Silk's release on 6/12.
That would certainly get SD's attention. I would also suggest that we have specific asks (rather than just "stop," or "be more transparent"). I think two reasonable requests are as follows:
- A transparent series drop schedule for Season Pass cards - that way we know exactly how much early access we're paying for, and they can't keep $10 cards out of the hands of the public in perpetuity. Have all the flexibility you want with newly released cards, but leave $10 monthly cards out of it.
- No bundles containing series 4 or series 5 cards. Stop letting people buy their way into higher series.
These two demands alone would help prevent SD from tying value to performance and pushing the game into dicey territory where cash is king.
There is precedent for these types of boycotts. I remember when the Ubisoft game For Honor had released and immediately started putting a heavy emphasis on their premium currency. That led to a proposed boycott
, and the community didn't even have to go through with it before Ubisoft enacted meaningful change.
This could be a real chance to let Second Dinner know that the community is unhappy but also that we're willing to do something about it. As they've proven, just being upset is not enough for them to make any meaningful changes. I'm curious to see what you all think. I can see a lot of you are unhappy about these changes. A note to those who are totally OK with everything Second Dinner has done thus far
: consider for a moment that we all want the same thing. We are all here because the core game of Marvel Snap is so freaking fun, and the theme is so on point and relatable to our interests, and we want to see the game succeed because then we get to keep playing it forever and ever. But, if you are someone who doesn't think Second Dinner has done anything wrong, you have to know that their actions have negatively impacted the Marvel Snap community. In no uncertain terms, they're turning people away, which means the game that you and I both love is potentially jeopardized. Just look at the state of the subreddit and content creator community. You have prominent people saying they aren't playing anymore, or aren't spending any money because it's either not worth it, or too predatory. I myself almost quit earlier this year. I stopped playing for two weeks during the Shuri/Thanos meta because SD was slow to balance untenable metas and the card acquisition system made it extremely difficult to compete without the imbalanced cards. And yeah, the thought has crossed my mind to stop again given this new round of card acquisition shenanigans. And, like it or not, I'm not the only one. So even though you might be totally fine with it, and think people who aren't are just entitled whiners, but at the end of the day they're people who play the game and healthy games can't afford to lose players, at least not at the rate of those who are upset. So again, we want the same thing, and SD is the obstacle.
I hope we can have a reasonable discussion about this. Please share your thoughts. Do you think a boycott is a good idea? Would you suggest any changes to what I've outlined (date, demands, other issues)? If you don't think it's a good idea, how do you suggest we better get the attention of Second Dinner in a greater capacity than what they've shown right now? TL;DR:
SD has screwed up in numerous ways, but hasn't shown a willingness to listen to our concerns and adapt. A one-day boycott on 6/12 (the day of Silk's release) could make them listen if enough of us participate, and enact meaningful changes. If you don't agree and think SD has done nothing wrong, know that we both want the same thing - a healthy and vibrant game with lots of players, and SD's actions are harming player retention.
Edit: One last thought: What would Hobie do??
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2023.06.08 00:32 Original_Drink_8785 Trade value
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2023.06.08 00:30 JeliPuff Felix Vail: The Pedophile Serial Killer Caught After 54 Years (PART 1)
Yesterday I had multiple people ask me to post this, and their comment has 552 likes at the time of me writing this, so I have spent the last day and a half editing, and adding information so it's up to standard. Overall, it has taken me close to a week to make. It probably isn't perfect, but I will edit it if I notice any mistakes. I hope you enjoy ❤
I would like to start this off by saying that this is an incredibly long write-up. This case spans 54 years, and this write-up is over 8650 words long, and is in fact so long that it exceeded the character limit, forcing me to make 2 parts. u/that1guywiththehat
has already covered this case, and their write-up is much shorter. I will link it here, and you can check it out if you'd like. They did a fantastic job. 😊 https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/g3wqcc/after_18yearold_annette_craver_vail_vanishes/
Secondly, this write-up borrows EXTENSIVELY
from "Gone," a 35,500 word book about the life and crimes of Felix Vail. It contains information that you simply cannot find anywhere else, and I'd estimate that around 80% of this write-up uses it's information. While it's extremely long, being over 4 times the length of this write-up, it is well worth the read. I will also link it here so you can check it out if you'd like. https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/felixvailgone/2016/12/29/felix-vail-gone-one-wife-dead-two-other-missing-jerry-mitchell/95895894/
Now with that out of the way...
Born on the 16th of February 1940 to Floyd and Lillie Horton, Mary was popular, beautiful, and well liked. She became homecoming queen at Eunice High School and wrote for the school newspaper. After graduating she began attending McNeese State University where she was so popular that all 5 sororities invited her to join. She eventually chose Chi Omega. https://www.clarionledger.com/gcdn/-mm-/d313713be82928fb5c54a52348e9f0b6fbe9ca88/c=0-232-3288-4617/local/-/media/2016/12/27/JacksonMS/JacksonMS/636184665129485321-mary-horton-0001.jpg?width=300&height=401&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp(Mary Horton from 1957, as Eunice High School homecoming queen.) A FATEFUL ENCOUNTER
In 1960 she began dating William Felix Vail Sr, who goes by Felix. He was 6’, slender and in the words of another sorority girl “looked like he’d been touched by heaven.” In her diaries and messages to friends, Mary spoke of being happy and excited. However, not everything was sunshine and rainbows for the young couple.
On June 20th, 1960, Mary confided in a friend “I really do love Felix, but I don’t think that I like him anymore. He really is sweet, but we don’t see eye to eye on things.” She requested that a friend set her up on a date with another man in the hopes that Felix would leave her.
In response to this date, he came to Mary saying he suffered from a disease. She asked what disease he had. He meant Mary.
The 2 had a conversation that Mary described as ‘Felix doing all the talking, and her just listening.’ He told her that he had changed, and she said that she had too.
The 2 began dating again, but Mary continued to see other people. She attended a house party with Kelley McFarland, who afterwards heard that Vail was so angry he ‘wanted to kill him.’ McFarland tracked him down, eventually meeting him in dark woods. The 2 exchanged no blows, and they went their separate ways.
After this incident, Mary described herself as “miserable” and Felix as “jealous”, although she reiterated her love for him. There was reportedly an incident at a pool party where Felix “walked up to Mary and just slapped the heck out of her,” according to Mary’s high school boyfriend Leonard Matt.
Despite everything, Mary continued to defend him, calling him a “wonderful person.” THE MARRIAGE
On July 1, 1961, in Eunice, Louisiana, Mary Horton and Felix Vail got married. https://www.clarionledger.com/gcdn/-mm-/3a212b032aef874dfc60297c45f3a63946f5aeee/c=0-304-1765-2658/local/-/media/2016/12/28/JacksonMS/JacksonMS/636185193505145184-1022maryhorton003.JPG?width=300&height=401&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp(Mary Horton in her wedding dress, July 1st, 1961.)
In the fall of that year, Mary began her job as a second-grade teacher at Moss Bluff Elementary School. That December, she found out she was pregnant. Another teacher, Myrtis Quinilty said Felix didn’t want a child.
Her sister-in-law, Sue Jordan, told Mary the only reason Vail believed she wanted to get married was to have a baby, and not because of him. Mary blamed herself, saying “I can see, looking back, from many things I said how they could have been misunderstood.” Mary insisted that the couple were happy but did comment on how unattractive she felt while pregnant, a sentiment that Felix shared.
On their anniversary, Mary gave birth to William Felix Vail Jr, who they called Bill. https://www.clarionledger.com/gcdn/-mm-/c701d4cdc0e5ff127e79b575a1c137adfa57d585/c=0-0-180-240/local/-/media/2016/12/28/JacksonMS/JacksonMS/636185195986996911-TCLBrd-08-11-2016-ClarionLedger-1-A001-2016-08-10-IMG-636047953682196834-M-1-1-G0FAJ00I-L860703094-IMG-636047953682196834-M-1-1-G0FAJ00I.jpg?width=180&height=240&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp (Mary holding Bill in 1962)
Within a month, Mary suspected that she may be pregnant again. At this time, strange things began to happen in the couple’s apartment. One morning, the couple awoke to find their front door had been removed from its hinges. Another time, they found the front door of their apartment wide open. Nothing was stolen.
Mary began receiving threatening calls. The couple concluded that whoever was calling must be watching them because the caller only ever did it when Felix wasn’t home.
Mary spoke with her mother about divorcing Felix. Her mother, a devout Catholic, urged her daughter to stay and work things out. It would be a fatal mistake. MARY'S DEATH
On October 28th, 1962, at 7:30pm, Felix Vail drove up to Shell Beach saying that his wife had fallen in the water of the Calcasieu River while they were running trot lines. It took 2 days to find her body, close to where Vail had said she disappeared.
Her funeral was held on October 31st. Vail never paid a cent for it.
On November 4th deputies arrested Vail at work, hauling him to jail and questioning him. He refused to take a lie detector test. The coroner ruled Mary’s death an “accidental drowning,” a sentiment not shared by the officers who found her body, or the community at large. Days later, Vail was released without charge, as the D.A declined to prosecute.
Months later, he picked up his son, Bill, from the Louisiana home of his late wife’s aunt and headed for Mississippi. According to Bill years later, Vail told him that he and Mary were out fishing, that a boat had come by and caused a big wave and knocked her out of the boat. Mary didn’t know how to swim, had no life jacket (despite being afraid of water) and so immediately sank and drowned. He said he had almost died trying to rescue her. I will go further in depth into Mary’s death further down this write-up when I go through the investigation that followed, decades later. There are more details that I will cover there. ROBIN SINCLAIR: In this section I will cover his relationship with a girlfriend between the murders of Mary Horton and Sharon Hensley. Vail was a full-time scumbag and I want to illustrate that, as well as show some of the other lives he’s impacted, and other people he’s hurt. I will be covering multiple instances like this one. If you only want to read about the 3 murder victims, feel free to scroll down, I have them clearly marked for convenience.
AN 11 YEAR AGE GAP AND A DEAD-BEAT DAD
In 1967, Vail met a 17-year-old Robin Sinclair at a bus stop in San Diego. (Vail would have been 28 at this time. Large age gaps will be a theme in this write up.) She was spending the summer there with her sister, and the 2 began dating. When summer break ended, she left without him, returning home to San Francisco.
In October of 1968 while attending an Iron Butterflies concert, Vail appeared again. Sinclair took it as a sign that the 2 belonged together. He had his young son Bill, and the 3 bounced from place to place together. Sinclair would later describe how Bill was poorly looked after, neglected and that Vail would even give the young boy drugs. Bill would later recount his father giving him LSD as a child.
While watching over another couple’s home during the Christmas holidays, she learned she was pregnant and shared the news with Vail. He said, “Well, I don’t think you’re emotionally stable enough to handle the pregnancy.” The next morning, Vail and his young son had vanished. A friend told Sinclair that he went back to Mississippi, that it was time for his son to go to school and that he didn’t want to be with her.
Heartbroken, Sinclair would move in with her parents. In August of 1969 she gave birth to her daughter, who she named Simone. She wrote Vail an angry letter, and 2 months later he showed up on her doorstep. She told him to leave, and that she never wanted to see him again. She never did.
Sharon Hensley was born on December 20th, 1948. Growing up in the state capital of Bismarck, North Dakota, she dated football players and belonged to the high school’s 'Demonettes', an award-winning dance team founded by a former Rockette. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-drYY1YZjqadja6gpHI_j8-zHNTiww7XDLwZ3pq-m&s (A photo of Sharon Hensley.)
She graduated in 1966, and attended Bismarck Junior College, where she took classes in dance and acting, performing in a play with her older brother, Frank.
In 1967, aged 19, Sharon discovered she was pregnant. Wanting to escape her hometown, she followed her brother Frank and other classmates to San Francisco. After arriving, she stayed in a home for single mothers, where she gave birth to a girl she named “Cherry” after the popular Neil Diamond song. She told friends she wanted to keep the child but was unable to. Two years after leaving for California, Sharon was in jail and her mother, Peggy, headed there with a $5,000 cashier’s check to bail her out. When she returned, Sharon wasn’t with her.
“She said she had lost her daughter,” her younger brother Brian would later say. “She cried almost every night. She was never the same after that.” MEETING VAIL
While house-sitting in a high-rise apartment, Vail would meet his future girlfriend, Sharon. She was 20, and attractive, having even modeled in her teens. They became friends, and then started a relationship despite the 10-year age gap.
While hitchhiking across California, Vail would confess to Hensley that he had killed Mary, something his son Bill overheard. Because of this, Bill would later go to the police to report his own father for murder. The police at first didn’t believe Bill, but after camping out on the front steps, one detective listened. He told the detective that he was hungry, tired of using the drugs his father gave him, that he wanted to go back to school, live like other kids, and that he had overheard his father admit to killing his mother.
At a beach along the Merced River, police found his father and Hensley, carrying a bag of LSD capsules. Police charged the couple with LSD possession and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Vail received a six-month jail sentence, plus three years’ probation, after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of LSD possession.
California police shared their information with Louisiana authorities. Once again, the district attorney in Lake Charles once again passed on prosecuting Vail for murder. Another fatal mistake.
Bill returned to Mississippi to live with his grandparents, who then gained full custody. On January 23rd, 1971, Vail and Sharon showed up in the driveway. Bill thought Vail was there to kill him, and his grandmother had to reassure him that he was safe.
The father and son eventually sat down and had a talk. Vail told Bill that he didn’t blame him for the time he spent in prison, but instead blamed Sharon, which the young boy found strange because “she had nothing to do with it.”
The family wondered how the couple could even legally be in Mississippi if they were supposed to be on probation in California. They couldn’t. After a visit from the Sheriff, the 2 were smuggled out of town and given enough money to get back to the West Coast.
In the Summer of 1972, the couple appeared unannounced at Sharon’s childhood home in Bismarck. The more the family saw of the couple, the more horrified they became. Sharon wore a mini skirt with no panties and had armpit hair and leg hair "like a man." She had been losing weight and losing clumps of hair.
Her younger brother Brian said it felt like his sister had been brainwashed. If someone asked her a question, “either Felix would answer the question for her, or she would look at Felix while she was giving the answer.”
The couple left then North Dakota and traveled to Mississippi, where they stayed with Vail’s family. On the dairy farm the family owned, they helped paint the home. The couple also sunbathed in the nude, drawing the ire of neighbors.
Peggy Hensley received a telephone call from Sharon, who said she and Vail were heading to New Orleans and then to Miami to make pornographic films. She believed it was a cry for help as “what daughter tells her mother she’s going to do a porno?” Sharon’s parents wanted to travel down to get their daughter back but couldn’t. (The 2 did end up shooting pornographic scenes together, but I won’t get into any of that.)
In early 1973, Sharon called and talked of traveling to South America with Vail, where they would eat natural foods and write a book. It was the last conversation the family would ever have with her. Soon after, she would send her final letter. It contained a photo of her holding a pen, captioned “making travel notes.” It was the last picture ever taken of Sharon Hensley. https://www.clarionledger.com/gcdn/-mm-/94195697544ea2e63b0b95e33a6de88a8b4f1e2b/c=0-50-399-276/local/-/media/2016/12/28/JacksonMS/JacksonMS/636185487179588030-Sharon-Hensley.jpg?width=399&height=226&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp(The last photo ever taken of Sharon.) THE DISAPPEARANCE
In March of 1974, Peggy received a letter from Vail, claiming he was in West Florida. He wrote that he last saw Sharon about a year before in Key West, with an Australian couple that was traveling around the world. All he recalled was the first names of the couple (John and Vanessa), who were talking with Sharon about “island hopping around South America, the West Indies, --- Hawaii for a while, maybe a couple of years in the Philippines, then India, Egypt and the Mediterranean islands and coasts. I don’t know which of these (if any) they decided on or in what order.” Peggy didn't believe a word of it.
In the fall of 1975, Vail’s mother wrote to the Hensley family, saying that her son was surprised the family hadn’t heard from Sharon during that time. Interestingly, Vail told his mother the names of the couple that Sharon left with were Frank and Sally, different names than he had given a year earlier. Vail explained to his mother that before Sharon left, she had burned all her identification cards, got new IDs, and declared that she would become a completely different person.
Bill recalled his father mentioning Sharon. “He said she would never bother anyone ever again.” The words upset Bill, who believed his father had just confessed to another murder. “There was not a soul I could tell about it because I had had my experience in court when I was 8, no one would believe me. It would be my word against his, and no one would believe a 13-year-old.”
SHARON CAMPBELL: I want to talk about this relationship because of the egregious age difference. For reference, Campbell is only 4 years older than Vail’s son.
While riding a bus to north Mississippi in 1975, Vail sat next to 17-year-old Sharon Campbell. Despite being literally twice her age, he commented on how fit she looked, saying "he needed someone like her to keep him fit." In spite of this, she felt flattered and shared her telephone number with him. Not long after she got home, Vail appeared in a yellow Volkswagen bug.
Vail said he wanted Campbell to travel with him, and she told him the only way her parents would allow it was if they got married.
On July 24, 1975, they did, honeymooning in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
In court years later, she would tell prosecutors that they never consummated the marriage because “he was unable to obtain an erection.” (This isn’t relevant, I just wanted to include it out of spite because fuck this guy.)
Several weeks later, she went with Vail to visit his relatives in Louisiana. There, she said a niece told her, “You probably need to know that he killed his first wife --- they arrested him. We all believed that he did it, he drowned her out of a boat.”
Campbell didn't believe them, telling herself that he would be in prison if he was a murderer. But as the months passed by, she concluded that he “had no value in the female gender,” and that “he hated women.”
She later traveled with Vail to his parents’ home in Montpelier. While there, he was outdoors working on the Volkswagen and Campbell walked closer without him noticing. He opened a compartment, and she said she saw “sinister, surgical looking saws of all shapes and sizes in a neat formation.” To her, the sight screamed evil. “It scared me. I said, ‘I’m not going anywhere with you.’” She left, annulled the marriage, and never looked back. It was likely the best decision she ever made.
After the divorce he would marry a woman named Carolyn in 1977. The relationship would end after he cheated on her with a woman named Alexandra Christianson during a double date. When Carolyn called Vail’s mother and asked her if the behavior surprised her, she simply replied “no.”
After being served the divorce papers, Vail smashed his car into her MGB Sports Car. A month later he would call her saying “I love you.” She did not reciprocate. She would later describe Vail as “mentally deranged.”
Alexandra is the woman Vail cheated on Carolyn with. She eventually got married to him in Mexico after he officially divorced Carolyn. Not long after their marriage, she heard that Vail was cheating on her.
After a motorcycle accident, he came to rest up at her condo in Costa Mesa, where she confronted him about the cheating. He reportedly got agitated and said, “you know my first wife died.” When she replied saying he’d told her she drowned, Vail shot back “I could have saved her, but I chose not to.”
After telling him to leave, she went to have a shower. While in the shower, Vail attacked her, wrapping his hands around her neck. Hearing her screams, Alexandra’s young brother came in, grabbing Vail and forcing him to the ground. Vail then left.
Soon after this, she found out she was pregnant. The child was still-born, and Alexandra was heart-broken. She would later lead important investigators to witnesses that were used in Vail's eventual trial.
In part 2, I will cover Vail's final victim Annette Craver, and the lengths her mother went to to finally secure justice.
Here is Part 2: MY SOURCES: https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/8284?nav https://charleyproject.org/case/annette-michelle-craver-vail https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/felixvailgone/2016/12/29/felix-vail-gone-one-wife-dead-two-other-missing-jerry-mitchell/95895894/ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5796622/mary-elizabeth-vail https://charleyproject.org/case/sharon-hensley https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/20525?nav
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2023.06.08 00:30 animalcrossingdreams Terrible experience with unaccompanied minor program (rant)
I’ve been a Westjet flyer for many years and I’ve usually had positive experiences with the airline. I’ve spent many thousands of dollars on westjet services and I regularly use my Westjet MasterCard for benefits. However, an experience today has left me questioning the value of whether I should use Westjet airlines moving forward. Here is what happened.
I booked a ticket for my 11 year old son and his 13 year old sister. After I booked it, their mother and I decided that although our older sister can accompany her younger brother as an adult, it would be a good idea to enrol him in the unaccompanied minor program anyway as an extra precaution to help them find their gate and baggage.
I filled out the form for the unaccompanied minor program and indicated that I had already made a booking. Their team emailed me and informed me that I had reversed the steps required to enrol him, and that I would first need to cancel the booking, submit the form, and rebook everything. The problem I had with doing this was that the difference in airfare between when I initially booked it and when I filled the form out was nearly $300 on top of what the unaccompanied minor program fees would be. We exchanged a couple more emails but the care team was not willing to help me. I called Westjet today to try and sort it all out with the special care team and was treated very poorly. The employee I spoke with told me in no uncertain terms that it was all my fault, I should have read the terms and conditions more closely, and that I would be on the hook for all the fees. I tried to be understanding and requested that perhaps I could be offered a voucher or credit for the difference in airfare, but he was quite rude and belligerent and refused to be of any help at all.
I would like you take a moment and ask yourselves if this is fair. Objectively, it does not make sense that a simple reversal in steps should penalize me so steeply. Just because I booked before filling out the form instead of filling out the form before booking does not warrant such mistreatment. I understand that there are procedures in place to streamline services, but such stonewalling without any flexibility at all is quite shocking to me. I would also like to point out that he was approved as an unaccompanied minor less than one year ago. I realize that a new form must be filled out for every trip as a matter of procedure, but I’m just pointing out how absurd the whole thing is when you step back and look at it objectively. I’m basically being fined $300 for booking a ticket before filling out a form.
Terrible. I would not recommend the unaccompanied minor program to anyone with children, and I would not characterize Westjet as an airline that is friendly or helpful when it comes to simple mixups such as this. Everyone I spoke to about it was very condescending. I sent an email to [email protected]
to air my grievance.
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2023.06.08 00:30 AutoModerator General Questions Thread, June 07, 2023
A thread for new collectors to ask basic questions of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions below! A longer version of the subreddit rules is here.
For questions specifically concerning bootlegs or vendor legitimacy, please ask in the Bootleg Megathread. NSFW & Spoiler Guidelines
- For Self Posts: include a bolded NSFW note next to links in that post.
- For Links to sites/images: If the figure is NSFW, or the website has any NSFW content (including ads) be sure to tag your post NSFW and use the appropriate link flair.
Any collection posts containing bootlegs, comments advocating buying bootlegs, or links to sites selling bootlegs, recasts, or unlicensed merchandise will be removed.
People often ask about the legitimacy and/or safety of a number of websites which sell large resin statues. The more commonly-asked of those deal primarily in resins from studios which do not have a license from the Japanese IP holders to produce merchandise. Therefore links to those sites are not permitted here. Another sign is if MyFigureCollection doesn't list the either the statue, its manufacturer, or the shop it's being sold on.
My Figure Collection is like MyAnimeList... but for figures! Their database includes thousands of items which been produced during the last couple of decades, along with reviews of shops and other helpful articles. One can also list their own collection and post gallery photos.
AmiAmi HobbySearch Mandarake (sells rare figures) Good Smile Company Online Shop (often has exclusives) Good Smile Company US shop Crunchyroll Shop Hobby Link Japan (aka HLJ) Solaris Japan (MFC partner) BigBadToyStore (MFC partner, US retailer) Big in Japan (also has proxy service) Tokyo Otaku Mode Right Stuf FigureHaven Archonia (EU) Yorokonde (EU) Figuya (EU) Dekai Anime (UK) Gamersheek (UK) Jungle
List of retailers on MFC
/AnimeFigures' List of Retailers
Community Guide to Shopping in Japan
Nekomagic (News/Previews) NyaaFigurines (Reviews/Releases) Kahotan's Blog (News/Reviews) Figma Blog (JP)
Buying & Shipping 1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
- Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
- Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
- EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
- Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
- DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. The price is also determined by the size of the box. Offers their own tracking.
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQs.
- Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
- Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
- HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
- Big in Japan (Japanese store)
- Tokyo Otaku Mode
- Anime Island
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
- Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
- Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
- European Union: As of 1st July 2021, VAT has to be paid on all goods imported from outside of the EU. Retailers are supposed charge VAT for purchases under €150, however many Japanese retailers currently do not, so VAT will be charged when your order arrives in the EU. Orders that are >€150, VAT and duty will be charged by your local customs.
- UK: As of 1st January 2021, VAT is to be charged by retailers for orders <£135. However, customs isn't currently charging VAT on parcels valued at <£135, even if the VAT hasn't been paid. Goods >£135 will have their VAT and duty calculated and charged by customs.
- Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
- United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed?
My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.
Displaying Your Figures 12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips were discontinued after a long run. A current version is the Vattensten, if you're inclined to buy your case and lights at the same time.
LED strips have become very commonly available in recent years; most hardware and home furnishing stores carry a selection now. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
- Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
- Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.
Finding the Right Figure(s) for You 16. What are "scales" and "prizes"? What is the difference between them?
Those are classifications for figures based on a few factors.
In recent years producers such as Good Smile Company attempted to further bridge the gap between prize quality and scales by introducing figure lines which are intended to be moderately-priced while retaining a higher level of detail than the typical prize figure, to varying levels of success.
- "Prizes" are generally more simply produced figures which are intended to be given as prizes for playing arcade games. They are inexpensive and lack the detail of scale figures, though some prize figure lines have standouts which may approach lower-end scales in quality. That is uncommon and often depends on the individual figure.
- "Scales" are called such because they are nominally designed to be proportional to the dimensions of the character which they are based on. They are generally of much better manufacture and materials than prize figures, allowing for more detail in painting, accessories, or complex poses.
- "Trading" figures appear in gashapon machines or as blind boxes on shop counters, often as sets which include multiple characters. As suggested by the class name, the randomness encourages trading. They are usually very inexpensively-produced, though as with prizes, some series are better than others.
- "Non-scale" encompasses a variety of other categories. It is often used to describe poseable figure lines such as figma and Nendoroids.
17. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
18. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
- Max Factory
- Good Smile Company
- Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
19. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.
Keeping Up with New Announcements 20. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
Many figure companies are active on Twitter, so following them there is recommended for quicker news.
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things. Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
21. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
22. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2023.06.08 00:26 Schonnz Would a package built around Barnes for Lillard interest you?
I'm trying to guage Barnes' and Dame's perceived trade value, and a sub full of passionate fans is a great tool for that.
From my perspective, I think it could make a ton of sense for both teams.
Dame/OG/Siakam/Poeltl is a foundation that would be legitimately competitive for a title imo.
Sharpe/Barnes/Simons/Scoot or Miller would be an incredible place to build from. View Poll
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2023.06.08 00:17 Deanerys23 PC Build Advice 1500€ +
Hey guys, first of all, I really don't have much of a clue about PCs and their individual parts. The last PC I assembled myself after intensive research on the internet was easily 10 years ago.
I need a new PC so once again I'm doing some research and getting opinions before I build a new PC again. I have a budget of about 1500 euros +/-
What should it be able to do and what is it mainly used for? Mainly for gaming and therefore should be able to handle current Triple A titles on the highest settings in 1440p, as far as possible for the price. In addition, it should be future-proof. After some initial research I came up with the configuration. For the graphics card, I opted for the 7900 XT instead of the 4070 Ti because it has 20 GB of RAM instead of 12 GB. It's also a bit safer looking into the future, and I don't necessarily need RT or similar features right now. I also opted for the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D instead of an Intel because it has better gaming values. All in all, I'm within my budget.
What do you think, do you have a better configuration for the budget, is this a bit overkill for my ambition? or does mine fit? Would you suggest changes? I'm happy about every tip. Thanks in advance https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RkD6r
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2023.06.08 00:15 Deanerys23 PC Build Advice
Hey guys, first of all, I really don't have much of a clue about PCs and their individual parts. The last PC I assembled myself after intensive research on the internet was easily 10 years ago. I need a new PC so once again I'm doing some research and getting opinions before I build a new PC again. I have a budget of about 1500 euros +/- What should it be able to do and what is it mainly used for? Mainly for gaming and therefore should be able to handle current Triple A titles on the highest settings in 1440p, as far as possible for the price. In addition, it should be future-proof.
After some initial research I came up with the configuration. For the graphics card, I opted for the 7900 XT instead of the 4070 Ti because it has 20 GB of RAM instead of 12 GB. It's also a bit safer looking into the future, and I don't necessarily need RT or similar features right now. I also opted for the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D instead of an Intel because it has better gaming values. All in all, I'm within my budget. What do you think, do you have a better configuration for the budget, is this a bit overkill for my ambition? or does mine fit? Would you suggest changes? I'm happy about every tip. Thanks in advance https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RkD6r
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2023.06.08 00:15 metalman510 Feeling Lost and Anxious in the Corporate World. Is a Pivot to a Trade a Good Move?
I'm 27, single, no kids, and have worked in market research as an analyst for about 5 years now since I graduated from college. I make 70k, which goes pretty far in the Detroit area and I've got good benefits, vacation time and path upwards in my career. Hell, even amazing co-workers and relatively chill bosses. I live below my means and have a nice chunk of change saved up for a down payment on a house at the end of the year...
Everything was going pretty well until the existential breakdown I had after my birthday this year.
I've always had a "follow the money" mentality that allowed me to place any thoughts about what I actually want to do with my life on the back burner, and falling into good jobs immediately after college just made it easier not to think about it. But after my 27th birthday last month I was hit with the worst sense of dread that the only I'll thing ever do is build PowerPoint decks and Excel sheets for companies I don't care about for the rest of my life.
I suddenly realized how much I hate sitting at a computer screen for 8-10 hours a day doing this and how I have to communicate with people in the corporate world. And since this is a remote gig, I can't even really socialize with anyone. I've been put on a track towards project manager, and thought of doing this at a higher level of responsibility, accountability, public speaking and stress makes me wonder how I even got this far.
This dread is compounded with the dread that market research is one of the top jobs primed for an AI takeover (We've already starting using ChatGPT to help us out with communicating findings from the data) and I don't feel like any of my skills as a research analyst transfers to other fields of work.
I talked with my old man about how I was feeling, and he suggested maybe a fresh start in a trade. I value his opinion since he's been an elevator mechanic for my entire life and its treated him well (and allowed me to go to college to start my career in the first place). The thought of doing something with my hands, that would come in handy outside of work, with good job security and out of an office is appealing to me (plus getting paid to learn!? Who'd past that up?), but I know if I were to start an apprenticeship with zero experience, I'm looking at getting my pay HALVED for at least the next 3-5 years, which goes AGAINST following the money.
So I find myself at a scary point in life.
- Scared that switching from a career that on paper is going great to something that isn't guaranteed to work out will be seen as stupid to everyone around me AND will actually end up being a stupid decision.
- Scared that staying in a (potentially) doomed career will bite me in the ass when I'm older and more vulnerable to the consequences of not making enough money.
- Scared that I lack the ability to be good/profitable at anything else and will be doing something I don't care for forever.
- Scared of being an older guy starting in a position more suitable for younger people when I don't have to.
- Scared that starting at the bottom of a pay scale when I don't have to will bite me in the ass when I'm older and more vulnerable to the consequences of not making enough money.
- Scared that I don't have it in me to learn a completely new line of work.
- Scared of starting over.
Anyway, this is just a roundabout, dramatic way way to ask if anyone here has made the switch from a good white collar job to a blue collar one, whether out of necessity or by choice, and how it turned out, or is turning out for you now.
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2023.06.08 00:14 sayknn [H] Crypto(s) (BTC, LTC, etc.) & PayPal & Cashapp [W] Amazon GCs (70% Ł, 75% PayPal) & Best Buy 70% PayPal
Please comment before PM. Scam Warning:
Stay vigilant! There are unscrupulous individuals operating in the subreddit who might attempt to mimic my username. Always confirm the identity of the user you're trading with to ensure you're dealing with the genuine account and NOT trading with sayknn
. Scam Warning:
Stay vigilant! There are unscrupulous individuals operating in the subreddit who might attempt to mimic my username. Always confirm the identity of the user you're trading with to ensure you're dealing with the genuine account and NOT trading with sayknn
If you prefer to send chat messages please use the start trade link first.
- I can use any low transfer fee crypto that is not mentioned for a 2% exchange fee.
- Please double-check the username before the trade.
- Minimum trade amount is 50$.
- If you have a high trade count (100+), I will go first. Otherwise, contact me if you are comfortable going first.
- Provided rate ranges are based on the user's profile and trading history.
The gift cards I'm looking for with their rates:
|Card ||Crypto Rate1 (Ł) ||Cashapp & Paypal F&F ||Paypal G&S Rate |
|Amazon US (receipt preferred) ||66%-70% ||75% ||75% |
|Best Buy ||55% ||55% ||60% |
|Target ||55% ||60% ||60% |
|Walmart ||55% ||60% ||60% |
|Apple/iTunes US ||45%-55% ||50% ||55% |
|Steam TR ||60% ||60% ||65% |
|Starbucks ||40% ||45% ||45% |
|T.J. Maxx ||40% ||45% ||45% |
The rates shown above are for Litecoin (Ł)
only. For trades with Bitcoin (₿)
, the rate decreases 1-2%
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2023.06.08 00:11 jamieroberts1239 Top Web3 Jobs
Top Web3 Jobs
The internet has come a long way since its inception, and with the advent of Web3, we find ourselves at the cusp of a new era. Web3, also known as Web 3.0, represents a profound shift in the way we perceive and engage with the online world. It embodies a decentralized framework that harnesses the power of blockchain technology and smart contracts to revolutionize the internet as we know it.
Gone are the days of relying solely on centralized entities to facilitate digital interactions. Web3 introduces a paradigm where individuals can directly connect and transact with each other, eliminating the need for intermediaries. This shift towards decentralization unlocks a myriad of opportunities, fostering trust, enhancing security, and putting users back in control of their online experiences.
At the heart of Web3 lies blockchain technology, a distributed ledger that ensures transparency, immutability, and consensus. By leveraging blockchain, Web3 enables the creation of decentralized applications (dApps) that operate on the principles of openness and inclusivity. These dApps are powered by smart contracts, self-executing agreements that automate processes, and ensure trust among participants.
Web3 extends beyond mere technological advancements; it carries the potential to reshape entire industries and democratize access to opportunities. From finance to gaming, supply chain management to social media, Web3 is poised to disrupt traditional models, offering new economic models, increased privacy, and data ownership to users.
In this article, we will delve deeper into the intricacies of Web3, exploring its foundations in blockchain technology, the contrast it presents with the current Web2 model, real-world applications, and the employment opportunities it offers. We will also navigate the challenges and limitations that accompany this burgeoning field and speculate on the future possibilities that await us in the Web3 landscape.
So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the realm of Web3, where decentralization and empowerment converge to shape a more transparent, equitable, and user-centric internet experience.
The Foundation of Web3: Blockchain Technology
At the core of Web3 lies the powerful foundation of blockchain technology. Blockchain serves as the underlying infrastructure that enables the decentralized nature of Web3 applications. Understanding the fundamentals of blockchain is key to grasping the transformative potential of Web3.
Blockchain, in its essence, is a distributed ledger that records transactions across multiple computers, known as nodes. These nodes work together to maintain a synchronized and immutable record of all transactions, forming a chain of blocks. Each block contains a set of transactions, a timestamp, and a unique cryptographic hash that links it to the previous block, ensuring the integrity and security of the entire chain.
One of the key characteristics of blockchain technology is decentralization. Unlike traditional centralized systems where a single authority holds control over data and transactions, blockchain distributes the authority and decision-making power among its network participants. This decentralized structure not only enhances security but also reduces the reliance on intermediaries, fostering trust and transparency.
Another vital aspect of blockchain technology is immutability. Once a transaction is recorded on the blockchain, it becomes virtually impossible to alter or tamper with. This immutability is achieved through cryptographic hashing and consensus mechanisms, ensuring the integrity of the data and the trustworthiness of the system.
Furthermore, blockchain technology employs consensus algorithms to achieve agreement among network participants. Popular consensus mechanisms include Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS), among others. These mechanisms validate transactions and secure the network by requiring participants to solve complex mathematical puzzles or stake their cryptocurrency holdings.
Smart contracts play a pivotal role in Web3 by enabling the execution of self-enforcing agreements. Smart contracts are programmable code that runs on the blockchain and automatically executes predefined actions when certain conditions are met. These contracts eliminate the need for intermediaries and enable trustless interactions between parties.
The combination of blockchain technology and smart contracts forms the backbone of Web3, empowering individuals to engage in peer-to-peer interactions and take ownership of their digital assets. The decentralized, transparent, and secure nature of blockchain technology underpins the transformative potential of Web3 and paves the way for a more inclusive and equitable digital landscape.
In the next section, we will delve deeper into the concept of smart contracts and explore how they drive the development of decentralized applications in the Web3 ecosystem.
Smart Contracts: Empowering Decentralized Applications
Smart contracts are the building blocks of decentralized applications (dApps) within the Web3 ecosystem. These self-executing contracts, written in code, automate agreements and enable trustless interactions between parties.
Unlike traditional contracts, which require intermediaries and legal enforcement, smart contracts eliminate the need for intermediaries by executing predefined actions based on a set of predetermined conditions. These conditions are written into the code of the contract, ensuring that the terms of the agreement are automatically enforced without relying on human intervention.
Smart contracts operate on blockchain networks, such as Ethereum, which provide the necessary infrastructure to deploy and execute these contracts. They leverage the security, immutability, and consensus mechanisms of the blockchain to ensure the integrity and transparency of the contract's execution.
The potential use cases for smart contracts are vast and diverse. They can be applied to various industries, such as finance, supply chain management, real estate, gaming, and more. For example, in the financial sector, smart contracts enable the creation of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, where users can engage in lending, borrowing, and trading without relying on traditional financial intermediaries. Smart contracts ensure that transactions occur only when predefined conditions are met, enhancing security and reducing counterparty risk.
In the realm of supply chain management, smart contracts can be utilized to create transparent and auditable systems. By tracking and verifying the movement of goods and verifying the authenticity of products, smart contracts enhance trust and reduce fraud in supply chains.
Decentralized applications (dApps) are the user-facing applications that leverage smart contracts to provide enhanced functionality and user experiences. These dApps operate on the principles of openness, transparency, and decentralization, allowing users to interact directly with the underlying smart contracts and maintain ownership and control over their data and assets.
Examples of popular dApps include decentralized exchanges (DEXs) for cryptocurrency trading, non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces for digital art and collectibles, decentralized social media platforms, and decentralized prediction markets. These dApps harness the power of smart contracts to create innovative and user-centric experiences that challenge the traditional centralized models.
As Web3 continues to evolve, the development and adoption of smart contracts and dApps play a crucial role in shaping a decentralized future. They empower individuals, foster trust, and revolutionize various industries by creating new economic models, enhancing security, and promoting transparency.
In the upcoming section, we will explore the fundamental differences between Web3 and the current Web2 model, highlighting the advantages that Web3 brings to the table.
Web3 vs. Web2: The Contrasting Paradigms
Web3 represents a significant departure from the prevailing Web2 model, which has dominated the internet landscape for years. By understanding the key differences between Web3 and Web2, we can better appreciate the transformative potential of Web3 and its advantages over the traditional centralized model.
Web2, or Web 2.0, refers to the current state of the internet where most online activities are centralized and controlled by a few dominant entities. In Web2, users rely heavily on intermediaries, such as social media platforms, e-commerce websites, and search engines, to access information, interact with others, and conduct transactions.
One of the fundamental differences between Web3 and Web2 is the ownership and control of data. In Web2, user data is primarily owned and controlled by the centralized platforms they interact with. This concentration of data gives rise to concerns about privacy, surveillance, and potential misuse of personal information. In contrast, Web3 empowers users by enabling them to own and control their data through decentralized protocols and technologies. Users can choose to share their data selectively and even monetize it directly, putting them in the driver's seat of their online identity.
Censorship resistance is another crucial distinction between Web3 and Web2. In Web2, intermediaries have the authority to regulate and control the content that users can access and share. This centralized control makes platforms vulnerable to censorship, content manipulation, and data breaches. In Web3, the decentralized nature of protocols and applications ensures greater resistance to censorship. Content is distributed across multiple nodes, making it difficult for any single entity to impose restrictions or manipulate information.
Web3 also addresses the issue of trust in a more robust manner compared to Web2. In Web2, users must trust intermediaries to handle their data and execute transactions fairly. However, this reliance on third parties can lead to vulnerabilities, such as data breaches, hacking incidents, or biased decision-making. Web3 leverages blockchain technology and smart contracts to establish trustless interactions. Transactions are executed based on predefined conditions and automatically enforced by the code, eliminating the need to rely on intermediaries for trust.
Moreover, Web3 introduces new economic models through the use of cryptocurrencies and tokenization. In Web2, monetization strategies often revolve around advertising and centralized revenue streams. In Web3, blockchain-based cryptocurrencies enable new economic models, such as micropayments, decentralized finance (DeFi), and tokenized ecosystems. These models empower creators, developers, and users to participate more directly in the value they contribute to the network.
By shifting the power from centralized entities to individuals, Web3 fosters a more inclusive and user-centric internet experience. It challenges the dominance of intermediaries, promotes data ownership and control, enhances censorship resistance, and introduces novel economic models. With its decentralized architecture and principles, Web3 opens up a world of possibilities for a more transparent, equitable, and empowering digital future.
In the next section, we will explore the practical applications of Web3 across different industries, showcasing how it is already reshaping various sectors.
Web3 in Practice: Real-World Applications
Web3 has already begun to make its mark across various industries, revolutionizing traditional processes and introducing innovative solutions. In this section, we will explore some practical applications of Web3 and examine how it is reshaping different sectors.
Finance and Banking:
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platforms leverage Web3 to provide financial services without the need for traditional intermediaries. These platforms facilitate lending, borrowing, decentralized exchanges, yield farming, and more.
Blockchain-based stablecoins enable stable and borderless digital currencies, reducing dependence on centralized fiat currencies.
Web3-enabled identity solutions streamline KYC (Know Your Customer) processes, improving efficiency and privacy.
Supply Chain Management:
Web3 enables transparent and auditable supply chain management by recording every step of the supply chain on a public blockchain. This enhances traceability, reduces fraud, and ensures the authenticity of products.
Smart contracts automate contractual agreements and payments between different stakeholders, improving efficiency and trust in supply chains.
Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs):
Web3 has revolutionized the gaming industry by introducing play-to-earn models, where players can earn cryptocurrencies or NFTs by participating in games.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) enable unique ownership of digital assets, such as artwork, virtual real estate, and in-game items. Web3-based marketplaces facilitate the buying, selling, and trading of these NFTs.
Social Media and Content Creation:
Web3 offers decentralized social media platforms where users have control over their data, identity, and content. These platforms aim to tackle issues of data privacy, content moderation, and censorship.
Web3 enables content creators to monetize their work directly through micropayments or token-based models, bypassing traditional advertising-driven revenue streams.
Governance and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs):
Web3 introduces decentralized governance models where decision-making is driven by community consensus. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) leverage smart contracts and token holders' voting rights to make collective decisions.
DAOs enable more transparent and inclusive governance structures, giving stakeholders a voice and reducing reliance on centralized authorities.
These examples represent just a fraction of the potential applications of Web3 technology. As the ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, we can expect further innovations and novel use cases in fields such as healthcare, energy, real estate, and more.
Web3 holds the promise of transforming industries, empowering individuals, and creating new economic opportunities. The adoption of Web3 technologies and decentralized principles has the potential to reshape the way we interact, transact, and collaborate in the digital world.
In the next section, we will explore the emerging employment landscape in the Web3 industry, discussing the skills and roles in demand and providing guidance for individuals interested in pursuing careers in this exciting field.
Web3 Employment: Opportunities and Skills in Demand
The emergence of Web3 has given rise to a new employment landscape, presenting exciting opportunities for individuals with the right skills and mindset. As the industry continues to grow, the demand for Web3 professionals across various roles is on the rise. In this section, we will explore the employment opportunities in the Web3 space and discuss the skills that are in high demand.
Blockchain developers are at the forefront of Web3 development, responsible for creating and implementing decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts.
Proficiency in programming languages like Solidity (for Ethereum), Rust (for Polkadot), or Go (for Cosmos) is essential. Understanding blockchain protocols, consensus mechanisms, and cryptographic principles is crucial.
Smart Contract Auditors:
With the increasing complexity of smart contracts, the need for smart contract auditors has grown significantly.
Smart contract auditors review and analyze the code to identify vulnerabilities, security flaws, and potential risks, ensuring the integrity and security of the contracts.
UX/UI Designers for dApps:
User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designers play a vital role in creating intuitive and engaging decentralized applications (dApps) that offer seamless user experiences.
Familiarity with decentralized principles, user-centered design, and knowledge of blockchain technology is valuable for designing user-friendly interfaces.
Blockchain architects design the overall structure and framework of blockchain systems, ensuring scalability, security, and interoperability.
They possess a deep understanding of various blockchain protocols, consensus mechanisms, and network architecture, and can guide the development of robust and efficient blockchain solutions.
Cryptocurrency and Token Economists:
As cryptocurrencies and tokenized ecosystems gain prominence, the need for professionals well-versed in economics and tokenomics is growing.
Cryptocurrency and token economists analyze market trends, develop token models, and provide insights into the economic viability and sustainability of blockchain projects.
Security specialists play a critical role in ensuring the robustness and resilience of Web3 systems.
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Community Managers and Marketers:
Web3 projects heavily rely on community engagement and marketing to gain traction and user adoption.
Community managers foster and nurture communities, engage with users, and facilitate discussions, while marketers develop strategies to promote projects and attract users to decentralized platforms.
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Collaborate and Contribute: Engage with open-source projects and actively contribute to the Web3 ecosystem. This will not only enhance your skills but also provide opportunities to connect with experienced professionals and gain practical experience.
Network and Engage: Attend industry events, join Web3-focused communities and forums, and participate in discussions. Networking with like-minded individuals and industry experts can open doors to employment opportunities and collaborations.
Explore Niche Specializations: Consider specializing in areas such as DeFi, decentralized identity, privacy solutions, or specific blockchain platforms. Developing expertise in a particular domain can make you a sought-after professional in the industry.
Stay Updated: The Web3 landscape is rapidly evolving, with new technologies and projects emerging frequently. Stay updated with the latest trends, innovations, and news through reputable sources, blogs, and industry publications.
Remember, embracing Web3 goes beyond just seeking employment opportunities. It is about contributing to the advancement of a more inclusive, transparent, and decentralized digital future.
Embracing the Future of Work in Web3
The era of Web3 is upon us, ushering in a new wave of possibilities and opportunities. This longform article has explored the concept of Web3, its practical applications, the evolving employment landscape, and the challenges and future developments in the field. As we conclude our exploration, it is clear that Web3 has the potential to transform industries, empower individuals, and redefine the nature of work itself.
The transition to Web3 requires a collective effort from developers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and users. It demands embracing decentralized principles, fostering collaboration, and shaping supportive regulatory frameworks. By embracing Web3, we can build a more inclusive, secure, and equitable digital ecosystem.
Whether you are a blockchain developer, a designer, a community manager, or someone passionate about the possibilities of Web3, now is the time to dive in, learn, and contribute. Embrace the opportunities presented by Web3, seize the chance to shape the future of work, and be part of the movement that empowers individuals, dismantles centralized systems, and paves the way for a decentralized digital era.
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2023.06.08 00:11 HalfDeafYeller [WTS] 🥇 10g Gold Bar🥇 for less than 6 dollars... wait what?!? Also a new collector deal, a APMEX TEP lot, and some 🦅 Graded ASE's 🦅.
Today I have some new items and a few left overs from previous posts. Here is what I am bringing to the table today!
Reasonable offers are always considered especially if supported by comps.
**************************************************** Collector Deal(s)
These are deals geared towards others who are building a collection. Anyone can buy them, but each will have a special discount for anyone who has already started building a set.
- NEW! Do you have a MS69/70 2006-W Silver Eagle Proof? If so make it a 3 coin 2006 20th Anniversary Set by adding on the missing types for $100 Shipped.
- NEW! Are you building a set of the ATB Quarters? If so get the 2021 Silver Tuskegee Airmen NGC GEM for as little $5 (20xFV in a Slab!)
- I would prefer to sell at the lowest possible price to a collector. This week my price is $40 but you may be able to take up to $35 off.
- Take off $5 if you have any any mint set in the series (2010 to 2021).
- Take off an additional $10 if you have the 2018 Reverse Proof Set (no set is complete without this one)
- Take off an additional $10 if you have years 2019 or 2020
- Take off an additional $10 if you have the full set (2010 to 2020) and just need this one last annoying coin to complete it.
- PRICE DROP! Do you have any Rwanda Nautical Ounces? If so get a 2020 Rwanda Nautical Ounce Proof with Cap/COA (only 1,000 minted) as low as $50 shipped!
- I would prefer to sell at a lower price to a collector and will be lowering the price it until it sells. This week my price is $85.
- SPECIAL: I will take $10 off per unique Rwanda Nautical Ounces in your collection until you get to the best price of $50 shipped!
**************************************************** New Items
**************************************************** MintDirect Collection
This "MintDirect" set from APMEX are coins that went direct from the new/unsearched roll directly to a Tamper Evident Package (TEP). Some of these coins come with special PCGS First Strike Designation, meaning that the coin was purchased from the mint within the first 30 days and is now eligible for a "First Strike" label should they be submitted to PCGS for grading.
- 10g Argor-Heraeus Gold Bar - $650
- I recently paid about $1,000 for 6 Morgan Dollars so in a way I am selling this bar for way less than 6 Dollars! 😋
**************************************************** Leftovers / Items for Trade listed below
**************************************************** Upgraded Morgans Trade / Sale!
As some of you know I have started down the road of picking MS Morgans and recently upgraded a MS64 to a MS65. The 64 sold once, and then again via BIN, but fast forward and now it is still with me. I would be more than happy to trade for a Morgan of similar value or selling for my cost (let me know if I overpaid).
**************************************************** 🦅 Silver Eagles for Trade / Sale! 🦅
All ASE's are available for trade for ASE's of similar value, especially the standard Brown label NGC or Blue First Strike PCGS Labels.
I tried my best to point out any issues on these and dropped prices accordingly. All of these looked good in hand and most issues went unnoticed by these old eyes until I took the detailed photos. For instance the 2018-W with the spot is really only visible at a certain angle, but it is there so I pointed it out. Please ask for videos/pictures if condition is a concern. 🦅 American Silver Eagles 🦅
🦅 Burnished American Silver Eagles 🦅
**************************************************** Coming Soon... Graded 2011 Sets and a few more ASE slabs to make a 10+ coin 🐳 lot
**************************************************** Payment and Shipping information:
Zelle, Venmo, or PPFF (in order of preference). Let's be friends, and use smiley emojis (no notes).
Shipping via USPS to U.S. Residents only. If not included shipping is $5 First Class in a bubble mailer, or $10 Priority in Small Flat Rate Box. Insurance, Signature Confirmation, or upgraded shipping available at buyers request/expense.
Notable recent feedback
about my shipping includes:
- I lost my job because I thought I'd have time to open this package over lunch hour!
- If I ever sent my son priority mail... I'd ask HalfDeafYeller to package him.
- The shipping was so secure, it may have taken me longer to open than it took to ship
- Had to call in the Army Corps of Engineers to help me get through all the packaging.
- Clear your calendar and get a sharp knife because unboxing your item is going to be an event to remember
- Packaging should be used as a "Forged In Fire" blade test.
Items have been sigma verified
and will shipped be in multiple layers of bubble wrap, cardboard and up to 5 different types of tape.
I try to be the type of seller that I would like to buy from! Check my feedback, get a reference from those I have sold to in the past, and if you want we can use a middleman
- Making an Offer - Rule #5 prevents you from doing WTB's for less than spot, so that now applies to any offer made to me. If you want to make an offer please be aware of the current market for the items you are interested in. I strongly suggest new members send a comp to show you at attempted to research the current market value. You are welcomed (even encouraged) to make an offer below the comp. However if I think the offer is to low and there is no comp you will be ignored or blocked. On a side note, I have unknowingly made unreasonable offers before, but only on numismatic items. If that is the case I will not hold it against you... this disclaimer is more for the users that waste my time with offers below spot and 30-40% below retail value.
- Shipping Risk- I cannot be responsible for delivery after the package has left my possession but I will do my part to make sure the package and its contents will arrive safely. Your items will be in multiple layers of bubble wrap, cardboard and up to 5 different types of tape and I will hand deliver it, over the counter, to USPS. If your concerned about the safety of the times I will take photos of the items, the shipping label, and the package before I send it and I will always keep the receipt from when I hand it off.
- Condition of Items - I am not a professional coin grader. Use pictures and videos to judge for yourself. If the condition is a concern I will upload more videos/photos of any coin listed so you can fully inspect it prior to any money changing hands. I would rather take the time to make sure you will be happy with your purchase than rush into a sale.
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2023.06.08 00:09 FilmGamerOne Catching up on all the CoD Campaigns, Cold War is the one I've been looking forward to the most. Although due to availability it's following Vanguard and MWII.
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Last year I picked up Call of Duty Ghosts on Wii-U on eBay. The year before I played Blops 3 on PSNow. Then I used a GameStop gift card on Infinite Warfare and then traded it for WWII. Finally I got an out of county library card to rent video games and picked up Vanguard, then MWII, and finally BO:CW has become available. I hear it's among the best of the series. submitted by FilmGamerOne to blackopscoldwar [link] [comments]