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Found Pieces of Paper

2014.05.01 01:56 J0j2 Found Pieces of Paper

Photographs of found pieces of PAPER(!) with writing on them. Look for paper, make every day a scavenger hunt. Appreciate the forgotten artifacts of everyday life. Share any paper that you found (on the ground, stuck in some bushes or between cans of soup at the store for example) and you do not know who wrote it. Love letters, doodles, interesting to-do or grocery lists, notes from the past - share your discovery with us! Please let us know if you have a related subreddit!

2011.09.04 05:12 MrTannerhoff Paper Airplanes

Show off your own paper airplane designs, share some awesome paper planes, show us how to make the best ones on this subreddit!

2017.10.21 03:11 ZombieJohnBrown Toilet Paper USA

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2023.06.08 00:44 willrodman How do you play a casual scramble with 9 friends?

I’ve managed to get all of my college friends to commit to a weekend to meet up this year. We want to play a scramble and compete as teams and I’m wondering if anyone has any recommendations on how to make it work.
It would be ideal if we could play as 3 teams of 3 in one big 9-some but I’d have to assume that would be frowned upon by any course on a Saturday.
Those of you who do something similar with your pals, how to you make it work on the course, logistics wise?
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2023.06.08 00:43 Aenthelis PSA: NVIDIA Users, Don't Sleep on DLDSR + DLSS

Hey all! As you well know this game fully supports technologies such as DLSS, DLAA and Frame Generation. Some of you might already know this, but if you use DLDSR through NVIDIA Control Panel and combine it with DLSS, you get a really beautiful image with relatively well performance.
Simply put, here is what happens when you do this. DLDSR uses deep learning to 'upscale' your resolution to your preferred resolution. DLSS renders your image at a lower resolution and than upscales to your currently selected resolution, so it acts as a supersampler. When you combine these two, you get almost native performance with greater visual fidelity. Also, DLDSR helps negate the ghosting issues which are caused by DLSS as you are rendering at a higher resolution and temporal solutions such DLSS work a lot better at higher resolutions.
As an example: I have a RTX 4080 and a 1440p 144 Hz Monitor. I use DLDSR at 4K and than use DLSS with the Quality option. Image quality is far better than Native 1440p and my FPS is capped at my monitor's refresh rate. Now, I know a RTX 4080 might not be in everyone's budget. However, this game is very well optimized and you would be surprised how close your performance would be to the native rendering when using this method. This also gives a better image quality and less ghosting than Native DLAA as you are in a higher resolution to begin with.
You could also try DLDSR + DLAA. DLAA is the same thing as DLSS but it renders at your current resolution. So theoretically, this should have the best image quality. However, I did not find the difference between DLDSR + DLSS and DLDSR + DLAA to be that great. I actually found DLDSR + DLAA to be 'too sharp' and 'too upscaled' with a lot more performance impact. But, feel free to try it out on your end.
TL;DR: DLDSR + DLSS gives relatively well performance and looks great. Make sure to try it out, enable DLDSR from NVIDIA Control Panel and try it out with DLSS.
Small Note: I am very tired and very drunk, sorry for any typos and logical errors. Will fix it tomorrow.
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2023.06.08 00:42 AnythingCurious7866 Tattoos Aren't Unique

I feel like most people I meet with tattoos have to express how different they are. Example: at a heavy metal concert last night and a girl says "wow I finally don't feel weird about my tattoos" because we are in a sea of metal heads with tattoos. This might make sense if we didn't live in a university city where every brewery, coffee shop, music venue, record store, thirft store, art festival, street fair, and more are filled with people, with tattoos all over their bodies ~just like everybody else-. Tattoos are more commonplace nowadays than anything else and it is ridiculous to still think tattoos are some niche subculture thing. We get it jughead, you're weird, you're a weirdo, move on!!
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2023.06.08 00:42 untimely-meditations [DISCUSSION] Here's an overview of my favourite method for learning songs and solos note-for-note, including free app and Firefox addon recommendations that help with the process.

TL;DR: Along with good quality/accurate YouTube tutorials, IMO the best approach to learning guitar songs note for note is a combination of finding the best guitar tab or chord sheet you can for the song, correcting that tab by eatranscribing parts of it yourself where necessary, and using an audio slowdown and loop app, (or Youtube's slow down function with a section looper addon) to slow down the original recording and break it into tiny loopable sections that you can play at 50% or 75% speed.
The best free Firefox Addon I've found for looping songs and song sections is Auto Replay For YouTube. The best free Android app I've found for slowing down songs and breaking them into loopable chunks is Uptempo, which is available from the Google Play Store. And the best free Android app I've used for downloading songs as .mp3 files and then loading them into UpTempo is Dentex YouTube Downloader. There are also some solid YouTube channels for song learning which I will link at the bottom.
As for my preferred method (finding a good tab and correcting the tab by ear with the help of a slowdown and looper app or addon), using YouTube's built-in 50% and 75% slowdown functionality is great. Particularly for the first step, where you are trying to find the most accurate tab for the song or guitar solo. Finding a good tab can be tricky, because Ultimate Guitar usually has multiple versions of the same song, and even the most popular versions (often the first or second) might be very incorrect or simplified, despite having the most views and highest ratings. You really need to click through all the versions of a tab to find the most accurate one you can, and you need to be able to evaluate how accurate the tab is by listening to the original song.
This is where the 50% or 75% slowdown feature on YouTube is great. At this point, while you're verifying/correcting the tab using YouTube's slowdown function, one very helpful free Firefox Addon for this - and for learning songs in general - is Auto Replay For YouTube. This addon lets you loop a particular section of the song (or the whole song) infinitely, which is awesome for learning a song or solo. You just type in the start point of the solo and the end point of the solo in seconds into the two boxes of the addon, then turn on the addon and it will loop automatically. And you can change the section you want to loop by entering different second markers as needed.
At this point you can then just sit at your computer and practice the song or solo, playing along with the slow speed looping sections in Youtube as needed.
However what I like to do once I've found a good tab and corrected it (if necessary) is print off the tab, move over to my couch, put it on my music stand, and continue the process of looping song sections at a slow speed, while switching things over to my phone for more comfort and convenience. I do this by using the free Dentex YouTube Downloader app to download the song I'm trying to learn from YouTube to my phone as an .mp3, and then loading the song in the Android Uptempo app, which is available free from the Google Play Store. (NOTE: Dentex YouTube Downloader is not available at the Google Play Store, but is still free and easily installable).
Uptempo is the single best app I've ever used for learning music. It's free, and it lets you slowdown an .mp3 to any speed between 50% and 100%, and lets you break any given .mp3 you load into it into different sections by letting you insert up to 6 different markers at any point in the song. You can loop between these markers as desired, and can shift the markers when and where you want them to be. You can tell the app to loop between the start of the song and marker 3, or between 1 and 4, or between 5 and the end of the song, or wherever. Or you can loop the whole song, or just put in one or two markers.
On top of this you can even change the pitch of the song without slowing the tempo, which is huge if you're trying to learn Jimi Hendrix or Slash songs (or any other song tuned down a half step or whole step) without having to detune your guitar.
To enhance the learning experience a bit further, one final optional step would be to add a small portable Bluetooth speaker to the mix. That way you can load up your song in UpTempo and play it through the Bluetooth speaker, which will enhance the sound quality and volume compared to your phone, and let you still hear the song as you're playing along.
That should be all you need for learning a song or solo note for note. Once you've got a good tab that you've fixed by using your ear and the slow down and loop function on YouTube, printed your tab, loaded the song in UpTempo and started looping sections, and have more or less got a grip on playing the song or solo (or small chunks of it) at slow speed, if you feel like it, crack open a beer and put on a movie or a TV show in the background. You'll probably play better without the beer or TV, but once you've broken the solo into tiny chunks and have a basic grip on the notes in a given chunk, and are just playing a given chunk over and over to build muscle memory, I find watching a commercial free movie and having a beer to make things vastly more enjoyable. In fact, I might go do that right now.
YouTube guitar song/solo tutorials can still be helpful (and I'll link to a few good channels), but they can sometimes be incorrect enough (when it comes to guitar solo accuracy) that on occasion it's better to use your ear in combination with a good tab that you tweak if needed.
For learning famous guitar solos YouTube tutorials can be a good option to start with, though I've seen enough cases where the YouTuber claims to teach the solo note-for-note only to end up being way off or oversimplifying things so much that I don't really rely on this approach all the time.
Still, there are some fantastic channels for learning songs: Shut Up and Play is the best I've found so far, and I was recently very impressed with Your Guitar Workshop when starting to learn a Tommy Emmanuel arrangement. I've only watched a few of Your Guitar Workshop's videos but considering how accurate those were, and the difficulty of the songs (they're Tommy Emmanuel songs - enough said) I'm willing to bet the remaining song tutorials on that channel are just as good.
Two of the biggest YouTube guitar channels for learning songs, Justin Guitar and Marty Music (Marty Schwartz) seem pretty solid for the few of their videos that I've checked out, but I'd still give Shut Up and Play the edge.
That being said I've come across videos by very famous guitar YouTubers that purported to teach a guitar solo note-for-note, only for them to have sections that were very inaccurate or oversimplified to the point that I gave up on the channel and became very wary of learning solos through videos in general. I remember one particular guitar solo tutorial video by a super popular YouTuber that had sections that were so inaccurate that I swore off of using that channel anymore. Meanwhile I read through the comments and they were all unanimously praising the video, and saying things like "ah! I never realized this solo was so easy to learn, it only sounds hard! and "wow, I didn't know it was possible to learn this note-for-note!," and "wow, I guess [original guitar soloist] stuff isn't actually that hard to play!." Literally hundreds of comments saying stuff like that on a video with millions of views, and I'm just sitting there shaking my head at all of it.
But good quality/accurate YouTube videos can still be very helpful. From what I've seen so far the channels I've recommended are solid.
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2023.06.08 00:42 HaZalaf Kevin's Last Lie

Author's Note: This story is long. I'm sorry. It really deserves to be told exactly as it happened and therefore, I am forced into murdering brevity. I hope that in time you'll forgive me.
I'm going to tell y'all another stupid story. I should warn you that this one isn't really a comedy, despite being set in a RadioShack.
A few months after Cocaine-Kevin took off for Brazil in pursuit of true love, we got a new transfer employee. We came to call him 'Aikedo-Kevin' (I'm adding the -Kevin because this is a subreddit about Kevins.)
We called him 'Aikedo' because we met him before the final act of the following chain of events took place and afterwards we just didn't have the motivation to attach anything else to him.
When I replay what happened in my head, it astounds me that this took place at all. I mean, we had our fair share of Kevins at RadioShack. There was Cocaine-Kevin, (whom you've previously met.) Crazy-Kevin, 'TP' Kevin, Kevin the Customer, and Kevin the Destroyer. Every one of these people occupy space in my brain for various reasons, but out of all these Kevins, Aikedo-Kevin is the most memorable. And not for the reason you'd most expect.
As if he represented the cosmic opposite to the Kevin he was replacing, this new Kevin came across as competent. He was older and well-kept. He didn't smell at all like sun-dried squirrel and rather than being cartoonishly fat, he was worryingly thin. He looked surprisingly normal for a RadioShack employee; completely trustworthy, certainly like the guy you'd confidently go to to get your Questions Answered.
Looking at him, I would never have believed in a million years that he would be the most profligate serial liar that I've ever had the misfortune to meet.
I know that I should start this tale at the beginning; with the story of how he got his name, but I really don't have the space, so instead we'll just rollercoaster through this cascade of events much like I did originally.
Almost from the moment Kevin showed up, things got real weird, real fast. He lasted for about six months with us, but they were unforgettable. It started with Kevin telling us that he was a 'triple-stripe; dragon-class' black belt in aikedo. Then he told us that he met Kiss back in the 70's and they invited him back to their hotel to party. Then the lies got egregious. He was late because there was a riot at Publix. Someone else ate the food that I had clearly marked and labelled in the back fridge. His dad was in the CIA and helped plan Vietnam with Henry Kissinger. He didn't know why the drawer was short $5.34. He was allergic to fruit. The list was long and got progressively weirder as the weeks went by, but it was generally innocuous; innocent.
But then he fucked up. He told a lie about NASA. Guys, this was a RadioShack. We were all nerds of various stripes, with varying areas of scientific interest and knowledge. There was NO possibility in any universe that one could just traipse into my RadioShack and successfully lie about NASA. Especially this particular lie. There was even less of a possibility that upon hearing such a lie spoken, any of us RadioShack employees would let it go unchallenged.
Ok, now that all the foreshadowing is out of the way, let me get down to the meat. I mean, that's why you're still here, right?
This chain of events spanned three days and it began in the way these things always do; somewhat accidentally.
It was a normal Florida afternoon for everyone who didn't work at my store. As usual, I came in on second (closing) shift. I was taking over from Kevin, who'd just returned from his vacation. The drawer was missing $5.34. Again? Wtf? He 'fixed' it while I was in the back re-counting it. Okay. $5.34? This is so weird. I have to report this shit.
While waiting for his wife to pick him up, Kevin told me that he and his family had had a blast in Cape Canaveral. That he was able to take his son into the 'anti-gravity chamber' at NASA. He went into great detail about how they 'flew around in the tunnel.'
Now, y'all... I'm not an idiot. I very well know how NASA trains their astronauts in Zero-G. Fuck it, I'll bite.
"Uh, Kevin, they use planes to simulate zero-gravity. What are you talking about?"
He shook his head conspiratorially and said, "No, they have secret pods. There's two. One in Huntsville, Alabama, and one at Cape Canaveral. It's top-secret. I have a friend."
I stood there transfixed as Kevin embellished his experiences at NASA a bit more, making sure I knew how cool it was that his kids got to meet all the astronauts and how big the pod really was (almost as big as the Pentagon) until his wife finally showed up and they left.
I think I took a minute before going back inside. I had to call Frank (our store manager) to report the drawer discrepancy. And if I'm being honest, I also wanted to inform him of NASA's Pentagon-sized secret. We were all getting sick of Kevin's fibs, but nobody had really said anything to him yet and I knew Frank was a huge NASA fan. Repeating to him what Kevin had said was tantamount to lighting off firecrackers at a funeral, and at that age, I just wanted to watch the world burn.
Frank answered on the first ring, as I knew he would if the store was calling him.
"Heeeyyyyy, Frank. So. My drawer was short $5.34 again. Kevin somehow fixed it. He also went to the, uh, secret anti-gravity pod at NASA while he was at Cape Canaveral."
Frank laughed. There was a long pause. Then he snarled.
"What? Your drawer was short?! I'm DONE with this!" Frank hung up. I looked down at the phone. Dang. Frank is a terrible force for truth in the universe. I knew this from painful personal experience.
I got a call at 5 am to come in early; that Kevin couldn't open. Whatever. More money for me. I rolled out of bed.
When I got there, Frank was behind the counter pacing and literally purple. I've never seen a human being that color before. He looked like an engorged eggplant preparing for a Kanly duel.
I was putting my stuff away in the back when Frank stomped in behind me. He was hollering about gravity and idiots and I realized immediately that Kevin was in major, major trouble.
A frission tickled its way through my central nervous system. Fear or anticipation? Uncertain. Frank could be terrifying. Alternately, Frank could be compassionate. Frank was a real street-dude; a living tragedy-to-triumph, rags-to-riches kind of guy. He was also a VERY understanding boss. He basically only had three rules: 'Don't fuckin' steal,' 'Don't bring your personal fuckery to the store,' and, most importantly, 'Don't EVER fuckin' LIE to me.'
Those are exact quotes and he lived up to them. I know this. And now you all know this too. Kevin should have known this, but Kevin lived life on the edge.
In the backroom, I squared my shoulders and pretended to be uninterested while watching Frank's face pulse with incandescent rage.
"What's up?" I ventured, trying to hide my curiosity.
Frank exploded like something you shouldn't microwave. His purple face rippled as he tried to roll his eyes and snort simultaneously. He looked for all the world like an indignant water buffalo. Which is funny really. See, big game hunters will tell you that despite looking slow and stupid, the water buffalo is one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. African buffalo will lay traps. They will actually double back to lie in wait to hunt their hunter. And, much like the animal he resembled, Frank too was dangerous and known for his traps.
He smiled at me ferally.
"Kevin called out this morning. Apparently his cousin the St. Petersburg cop got shot last night in a drug raid."
"What does that have to do with NASA?" I said stupidly.
Frank stared at me like I was the only Red Gal in the Blue Man Group.
"I busted Kevin last night for theft." Frank said slowly, with that owlish look he saved for especially thick customers.
Okaaaay "But, what does tha-" I stopped, the light bulb over my head starting to flicker.
"Oh." I said.
Frank was still staring at me, perhaps waiting for my brain to finish its loading sequence. Accurately concluding that I was operating somewhat below dial-up speed, he sighed impatiently and continued.
"My wife called the hospital just now. They don't have anyone by the name of (Kevin's cousin's name) on file there. She called two other hospitals just to be sure."
I just looked at him blankly. "Waaaait. what?!" My mental bulb finally snapped on and flared brightly. Oh shiiit. My brain is furiously connecting dots. Did he lie to get un-caught for thieving? Is that a even a thing? Wtf?
Frank nodded grimly and picked up the phone. He dialed Kevin's number.
Unfortunately for this story, I had a customer walk in right then and therefore didn't hear what was said. Customers can be the most annoying things in the world sometimes. This one probably wasn't, but I don't remember because all I could think about was Kevin's career suicide. It seemed like an eternity passed before I was able to rejoin Frank in his investigation.
In the time I was away, Frank had learned two things: the first thing being that no cops had been shot according to the news, (which Kevin countered by claiming that the news wouldn't report a cop being shot in an on-going investigation,) and the second thing being that no hospital in the tri-county area had admitted anyone matching his cousin's name, (which Kevin dismissed by saying that secrecy was standard operating procedure in a 'Full Blackout' situation and that it's all put in place to protect a wounded cop's identity.
It was a testament to Frank's determination that he was able to do all this so quickly. Especially since this all happened back in the 90's before the sum of human knowledge was only a smartphone click away.
This inanity went on for my entire shift. Frank sending his wife to check out hospitals while he alternately called the local newspapers, TV stations, and Kevin.
Frank was terrifying in his pursuit of truth and I have to admit, it was a thing of beauty to watch him put his case together. Perry Mason be damned; Frank was on an investigative roll. But no matter what he learned, when he called Kevin, Kevin had an answer to it. A detailed answer. He went into specifics about how the bullet (9mm) hit his cousin's vest and richocheted off of a rib. He explained how it was a 'cartel case,' and everything has to be kept hush-hush. It was quite entertaining, if schadenfreude is your thing. It's not mine. I can't really explain how uncomfortable the whole thing made me feel. Like chewing on cotton. There's no way Kevin keeps his job. Kevin has the survival skills of a suicide bomber and the critical thinking skills of a cabbage. It was plain as day that Kevin was a drowning man grasping desperately for an anchor.
Finally, my shift ended and I went home mentally exhausted on Kevin's behalf.
As I left, I could see Frank behind the counter, still on the phone, hyper-focused, and absolutely intent upon some mission objective that I apparently wasn't cleared for. He told me just to be ready to close the next day.
I woke up haunted with the strange certain knowledge that disaster was nigh. Maybe it was the same instinct that allows animals to sense an earthquake before it strikes. I really don't know. I felt both uncomfortable and giddy as I readied myself for work.
When I pulled into the RadioShack, I saw that Frank's Jeep was there. So was Frank's wife's SUV. Kevin's car was nowhere to be seen.
Oh boy... this was not a good sign. I parked and went in. Immediately I could see Frank, his wife, and the employee who had opened huddled furtively together behind the counter. No customers in sight.
Excellent, I thought. Maybe I'll finally get some Answers. This IS a RadioShack, after all, right?
As I counted in my drawer, the preliminary results of Frank's investigation poured out: allegedly Kevin had been taking money from the drawer to get McDonalds for lunch. The amount ($5.34) matched perfectly with the meal Kevin was observed eating each day that he worked. No one knew why he did this. He very obviously brought his lunch in from home every morning.
Frank was a-twitter with anticipatory fury as he spoke. After the conversation he'd had with Frank the previous night, Kevin had slyly switched shifts with another employee to avoid having to open and therefore face Frank. Which, of course, had jacked Frank's temper over from red to plaid. Kevin daring to dodge him like this was simply the last straw, and he had decided he was going to fire Kevin. ...Except, despite trying all morning, he hadn't managed to actually reach Kevin to give him the news.
Frank being Frank, this had in no way deterred him. He had simply looked in Kevin's employee file and called the emergency contact. By the time I walked in, the proverbial shit had hit the fan and was well on its ballistic arc towards us in the form of Kevin's wife.
Yall. It's really important for this story that you have a mental picture of Kevin's wife. Essential, even.
Do y'all remember that 90's song 'All Star' by that band Smashmouth? Remember the lead singer? If you don't, it's okay. Just picture Guy Fieri instead. Now picture Guy Fieri/the Smashmouth dude dressed up as Xena: Warrior Princess. That's what she looked like. She was enormous. Not necessarily fat, but big. I bet she could crush a watermelon with her thighs, easy. (That's really a thing, by the way. You should probably Google it. Fuck it, here ya go )
Anyway, 'Xena' was surprised to hear that Kevin wasn't at work. She was even more stunned by what Frank had to say.
At roughly the same time this phone conversation was taking place at the RadioShack, another, weirder conversation was taking place in person across town. Out of exasperation, and to out-manuever Kevin completely, Frank had finally just sent his wife down to the police station...
...which went something like this: she walked in, and asked if any cops had been shot recently. I imagine there was a pregnant pause at the reception desk while it was hurriedly determined whether or not she was a threat or a crazy person. She asked again and was told that no, no one had been shot recently. She then asked to speak with Officer (Kevin's Cousin's Name) and lo and behold! he happened to be walking by at that exact moment, un-wounded, ambulatory, and utterly confused as to why anybody thought he'd been shot in the first place.
Perched behind the counter in the RadioShack, listening to Frank and his wife list the steps they had taken and the results of taking said steps, I actually felt kind of bad for Kevin. I mean, why would he do this?
Why would anyone make up such a ridiculous lie? What did he have to gain? And most mysteriously, why was he stealing to buy lunch when he brought his own lunch in? The whole thing was steeped in bizarre absurdity and I was beginning to lose perspective of the situation when the door-chime dinged and Kevin walked contritely into the store, followed by his strapping virago of a wife.
Y'all. Holy shit. I don't think that I will be able to properly describe what followed but I will do my best.
When I was a kid, there was a cartoon I saw once. Maybe it was part of a Disney movie, maybe a Bugs Bunny short, I don't really remember. But in it, a ginormous nanny-type woman drags a teensy man into a room by his ear to force him to apologize for something.
That's almost exactly what happened. Xena frog-marched Kevin into the RadioShack and made him apologize for stealing. She literally made him hand over an envelope with $600 in it. (The amount Frank calculated Kevin had stolen over six months.) And then she berated him for breaking the diet she had set for him.
I'm going to say that again. He broke the diet she had set for him. This ... veritable Amazon of a woman had set a caloric limit for this dude who was already so skinny that he could likely crawl through the holes in a chain-link fence. All of a sudden, it all made sense. All of it. Kevin was emasculated, hence the lies. Kevin was desperate and fucking starving, so he stole to feed himself. I was wrestling with my new-found understanding of all things Kevin when she told us the envelope was all of his 'allowance' money. At this point, I was entirely speechless. I could only gape witlessly at her.
Stealing a glance back at Frank, I could tell he was going through the very same emotional turmoil as I was.
In the uncomfortable silence, Kevin handed over his keys and mumbled something about it being great working with us and then they left.
With the possible exception of the first time I saw the cemetary scene in Steel Magnolias, I have never gone from one emotional extreme to the other so quickly. Where I had been affronted by his actions only minutes earlier, now I felt unimaginable regret and I could tell Frank felt the same way. Frank had held back from revealing that he'd had his wife visit the police station and he never even brought it up. He looked deflated; all the energy and momentum of the chase gone, replaced by utter shock and remorse.
Y'all, I bet you thought this story was going to have a happy ending. Or at least a funny one. I'm sorry to disappoint you. No happy ending here, just a cloudy moral lesson.
Kevin was fired and we never saw him again, though I insisted that Frank's wife go back down to the police station and tell Kevin's cousin everything we'd seen and heard. I felt that I owed him that much, being responsible for the initial phone call that had set everything in motion.
Yes, Frank and I learned much and more that day. That experience changed something in me. I'd like to think I'm a better person now.
Oh, I still laugh at Kevins, but I don't assume anything anymore. Oh, no. I've learned that everyone has a truth to tell, even if it comes swaddled in lies.
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2023.06.08 00:42 PhilosopherLegal2704 r/Egypt Mod Leaving…..

Unfortunately, u/BraveBreakfast decided to leave reddit and discord permanently. This is very upsetting news to me and a lot of people in the community. When I first joined Reddit, I was active here and on LGBTEgypt. I deliberately didn’t join Egypt because I thought it’s going to be another homophobic Egyptian space. When Egypt announced their Trans Awareness Talk, I was surprised. It’s pretty unlikely for a big egyptian centered space to organize an educational talk about anything related to the Lgbtq+ community.
Since then, there have been multiple collaborations between us. It was Brave who I contacted to add LGBTEgypt to their related communities section. Previously, u/ConfusedHamlet was the one who contacted Brave to add ExEgypt into the Egypt’s related communities.
If you have wondered how a lot of times Egypt was very progressive, it was because of him. He was the reason why Egypt seemed like such a progressive community for a lot of people.
Last year during Pride Month, Brave was the one who created the controversial Pride Banner. If you want to know more about it, you can read the post on SubredditDrama And although there’s a widespread belief that the Egypt moderation team chickened out and removed it, Brave was the only one to stand his ground. He was obviously outnumbered! (Maybe there was someone else but that person is no longer a moderator as well).
This year I posted a graphic to celebrate Pride on Egypt. Brave immediately pinned it and changed the banner to include that graphic as well. As expected and similar to last year, the other moderators removed it. Throughout the last couple of months as moderator on both ExEgypt and LGBTEgypt, Brave and I have been in contact multiple times. We organized a watch party of The Square. He would always ask me what could Egypt do to make minorities in Egypt (e.g. LGBTQ people, atheists and other minorities) feel included in the Egypt subreddit. The Trans Awareness Talk was a start of many ideas we had to foster good discussions and good relationships across all 3 subreddits.
Brave told me that he wanted Egypt to be a place of acceptance and inclusion for ALL Egyptians. That includes marginalized minorities as well. But as you all might have imagined, being abused by fellow moderators and having bans (for homophobes) reversed among other things can take a toll on one’s mental health and effort to instill change in the community. These were Brave’s last words to me, “I am afraid I have done all what I could do in order to foster safe, civil and friendly communities.”
This is not the first time we have all seen good people who put real effort to create change be beaten down by our toxic society. No wonder most of us leave or are trying to. Brave always went above and beyond for people like me. I used to tell multiple people that he’s literally an angel. I'm sure he’s not going to see this, but it’s worth noting that in the middle of such a toxic society, he gave me hope that there are good people and they are always working to do good things. I’m known to always put a lot of effort into the community to make it a better place, and Brave was the same. It’s a blow to my heart for him to leave. We all took the energy to do the work in our communities from each other and seeing someone go definitively affects my will to continue my efforts.
I’m asking people to not lose hope though! Things change when people like us put the effort and energy to do so. We will continue to do so!
Good things are coming to the community here, so stay tuned!
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2023.06.08 00:41 sushirollheretorant art

this isn't supposed be a super pretentious post
Lately I've been feeling super stressed and scared about making art. Like I always do to be honest. I don't know why there's such a dread that comes with it. Most of the time it feels like this whole art thing is so forced because I'm just not meant for this. I haven't felt creative in a very long time ( or if ever tbh) and I'm starting to question and regret everything I've ever done so far. Why did I pick architecture? Do I even really like it? I've always thought I'd end up in something creative, art or design. But the more I try the more I realise how difficult it is for me and how much pure agony it causes me (and not in the romantic tortured artist way) thing is though, I don't know what I'd do if it wasn't for that. Yes, realistically theres plenty of things I could do but I don't think any of them would be genuinely satisfying. I've always placed such a heavy importance on art, and I can't even explain why it means so much to me. But I've come to realise that it's not something I'm willing to give up. I know for a fact I'm no where near those artistic geniuses whose entire lives are consumed by the greatness of their need to create. But it doesn't mean that I don't have any right to create either. The whole point of art is that it's supposed to free you. And yet I've let it become the thing that makes me feel the most paralyzed. I don't really know what to do moving forward now. I can't continue much longer with the intensity of this artists block but I'm going to try and stumble forward focusing on pure technique as of now. Maybe something will hit me at some point, although I've never believed in divine inspiration.
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2023.06.08 00:40 La_Reina_Rubia $2800 to repair rust areas - is it worth it?

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I drive a 2010 VW Beetle and have some rust starting on the edge of the passenger door and near both rocker panels (and underneath, as shown). The shop owner explained to me what it would entail to repair the rust. A lot of labor, a lot of money, and of course, no permanent fix for the rust because it always comes back. The repair would take about two weeks or so to complete. He warned that the rust will come back. Obviously this repair would not be warrantied.
I love my car and they don’t make Beetles anymore. $2800 is a lot of money and I am so torn on how to proceed. Most shops will not deal with rust anymore.
There is a cheaper band-aid fix that he was willing to give me an estimate on that would only take a couple days. I am waiting on that.
Just wondering if it is worth spending that much money on something that will eventually come back. I plan to keep the car for as long as it will run. I didn’t know if paying for the bigger repair where he pulls everything off/apart and does everything he explained he could do will buy me any significant time before the rust worsens. I am not rich but am willing to spend money where it makes sense. I am really struggling with this one.
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2023.06.08 00:39 thr0wawaybd AITA for telling my bff that I don't want to plan my own birthday party, again?

I recently told my best friend that I didn't want to participate in the planning of my birthday party and she's so upset w/ me she hasn't spoken to me in weeks. A little backstory: We've been friends for over 20 years; I have always planned my own bday parties b/c I enjoy seeing friends, eating good food, and celebrating; this year is a milestone birthday for me; I have expressed for years that I'd love a surprise party and she has always joked that it's impossible to do that for me b/c I always plan my own parties.

Months ago, she asked what I wanted to do for my birthday and I told her that I didn't have it in me to plan another party, that I'm not opposed to celebrating, but I didn't know what I wanted to do (other than not plan my own party). Time goes by and she asks again, and I basically repeat what I had said before. She suggests we could do something small with a few close friends, and I tell her, that sounds fun but I don't want to be involved in planning/decision making. If she feels comfortable taking that on, that's great, and if she doesn't feel comfortable with that, that's fine too! She said she'd be happy to do the legwork and reach out to some friends (including a mutual friend - MF -who agreed to host), and I told her to let me know when to be there.

She texts a few days later and confirms the date and time at MF's house, and then asks me about food and what I thought about having ____ to eat. I replied and said that I didn't want to come off like an AH, but I really didn't want to be involved in the planning, and that I trust her & MF to decide on food; that I was excited to see everyone and celebrate, but I didn't have the emotional energy to make those decisions. She didn't respond right away, and when she did, I basically got a verbal undressing saying how ungrateful and disrespectful I am, that she was only trying to do something nice for me and that now she's incredibly hurt, doesn't feel like planning anything, and called everything off. She then said she needed time to process her feelings and wasn't ready to talk. I told her that was fine, and to let me know when she's ready. It's been a month and I've yet to hear from her.

I have no idea what I did wrong. Her reaction is so out of proportion to anything we talked about that I am completely lost. AITA for telling her, for the third time, that I didn't want to plan my own party? I feel like if anyone has a right to be hurt/upset, it's me! I practically handed her an opportunity to do what she said she could never do, and she just dropped the ball (re: a surprise party). The thing is, I'm not even upset by that. I'm upset that she is making this all about her, and weaponizing my bday against me by calling the whole thing off (btw, MF overrode her and is handling everything).

Additional info: I have planned two surprise parties for her, as well as handling her wedding rehearsal dinner on my own. I have shopped for and cooked her bday dinners in previous years too.
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2023.06.08 00:39 Worth_Substance6590 Help me settle a debate with my husband: do I deserve a break?

My husband works a full time office job and I’m a SAHM to a 10 month old. He usually sleeps 8pm-6am but sometimes wakes up and needs to be rocked to sleep. The arrangement my husband and I have is that I sleep in our room with LO and my husband sleeps in the guest room so he can get a full nights sleep. Then on weekend nights I sleep in the guest room so I can sleep through the night. Since I’m on ‘duty’ 5 nights, I sometimes get overwhelmed when LO won’t go back to sleep (sometimes takes an hour and he sometimes wakes up 2-3x/night) so I ask my husband to take over. This happens about once/week or not at all.
During the day LO takes 3 hours of naps total during which time I shower, eat lunch quickly, and then do chores. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. I know I should take a break but then it piles up and I have to do it eventually anyway so I just do it while he naps. My husband and I agreed that after LO goes to bed, him and I take 30 mins or so to finish any chores that weren’t done during the day, so I can start the next day with a clean slate.
This is what the argument is about. I had to put my husband on duty Sunday and Monday night around 3am since LO wasn’t sleeping well. My husband spent about 20 minutes putting him back to sleep and then slept til morning. Last evening, we decided to not do chores and just go to sleep in case LO slept poorly. So today, I started the day with piles of laundry to wash and fold, a sink full of dishes, etc. I needed to make food for lunch and couldn’t bc everything was dirty. I don’t know how it all piled up so fast but it just happens as you probably know.
LO was extremely cranky and crying unless I was rocking him. It was really unusual but likely a side effect from the vaccine he got yesterday. I didn’t even have time to eat breakfast until 11am. My husband usually makes my breakfast but didn’t today so it was even worse.
I got completely overwhelmed and tried setting the pack n play up in the kitchen to put LO in it while I cleaned but it wouldn’t open, it ripped while I was trying to open it, and I ended up literally throwing it outside. I was extra angry because I wanted to childproof the house pre-LO bc I knew we wouldn’t have time after he was born (I was right) and had we done that, I wouldn’t have needed the pack n play.
So I complained to my husband about all of this. Nevertheless, I was able to do all the dishes, wash and fold 2 loads of laundry, cook a complex soup and fried rice meal for dinner, vacuum 2x (we’re experiencing wildfire smoke so I’ve been cleaning like crazy indoors), change the sheets, clean the table and kitchen, and obviously cook and feed LO breakfast lunch and snacks. And keep LO entertained, read to him, etc. I felt really proud of myself for turning the day around and was excited to share the meal with my husband because he was outside in the smoke and these foods are supposed to be good for your immune system and lungs.
So he got home and I had dinner hot on the table and we’re eating, he said nothing about the house being absolutely spotless or anything about the food, but instead said btw, it wasn’t his fault that I had a pile of chores to do today, since we agreed we wouldn’t do them last night. And he said that a few times this past week, while he was doing the dishes in the evening, he saw me sitting on the couch on my phone. Side note, I was sitting because I had worked through all of LO’s naps and felt I deserved at least 20 minutes of relaxing time before I went to bed. I go to bed at 9 and my husband stays up until 10 so he has at least an hour of alone time every night.
That’s what I have a huge issue with, because his job is the dishes, and I work really hard to make sure I do the dishes during the day so that he doesn’t have to in the evenings. I work REALLY hard to ensure as much cleaning as possible is done so he doesn’t have to do it before bed. I even organize and deep clean one room/day and he never notices. The dishes that are left for him are usually just our plates from dinner.
Petty me wants to just say ok, I won’t do any of the dishes anymore or any extra chores during the day. My day job is childcare. But non-petty me would like opinions on this and advice on how to deal with this.
I am hiring a childcare service to take care of childproofing because that’s urgent.
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2023.06.08 00:39 Ok-Contest-7885 I lost the sweetest boy I ever meet

There was a boy in my class who was there since I came in 1st grade.I never really talked with him ,we were just simple classmates until 6th grade.I was friends with his cousin that was also in my class,she tells me that he has a huge crush on me since 4th grade.I knew about that because it was obvious that he liked me since he stared at me all day and was being nicer to me than the other people.I also chatched feelings for him because I felt a special conection between us,we also had the same interests.After that his cousin gives me his number where I tell him I liked him and we became a couple.We were talking a lot and he was the sweetes boy ever.He was being nice to me and all the stuff....He had my heart and I loves him so much...even tho I was cold beacuse I was not used to relationships.....Time passes and his cousin stared getting jelous because he gave more attention to me and she stared spreading lies about me wearing a fake bra and telling everyone that im actually flat.I was insecure because I had big chest as a kid and always wore oversized chlotes.He didnt really say anything and ignored her.After that she acussed me for stealing her friend and he also ignored that because he couldnt do anything to stop her ,if he did she would tell his grandma about it and they would have an argument.Time passes and I fell more in love with him ...I dont know why but I had a bad feeling about our relationship...his cousin told me that he is cheating and I belived her but said nothing...The next day he brokes up with me with his texts saying,,Im sorry....We have to break up...Im sorry for everthing...You will find someone better....Im not good enough for you...I hate myself...I hope you will find someone better..." I broke into tears to my best friends house who had a brother and he was his best friend he saw me crying and said nothing ,My best friend calmed me down.Two days later he texted me just becaus he was bored... we talked a bit and he asked me what would I want him to do so I would forgive him,I asked if he wanted to become a couple again,he said yes...I was still sad that day and didnt answer.1 week passes and him and my best friends brother are calling my best friend slurs and very ofenssive stuff.I stod up for her and I called him a slur too because I was angry.He texted me saying ,,Im Glad I broke up with you and you cried.I hope you cry again"Then blocked me on all my sociale.Of corse I was upset but didnt say nothing.At school we were chatting in letters and he said that he doesnt care if I kms.I got sad and just told him something that he found ofenssive and called me all the slurs posibile.Of corse I was shocked and the fact that his cousin and my best friend were laughting at me broke my heart.The next day I come at school and his cousin asks me when I will move out and said that she want me to go and that shes sick of me.My best friend didnt talk to me at all.I was in class then I see a paper in my desk where was written,,Come to school with ur fake bra to make everyone laught"And I look trought the class and see him with his cousin and my best friend with her brother laughting.I broke into tears and my best friends brother trew a ruller at my ches and it hurt so bad but I just ignored it and in the break I called my mom and while I was calling his cousin was yelling ,,Mommys girl,she is calling her mommy crying"While he was yelling at me,,Shut up stupid bith" I went home all crying and after that my best friend texts me ,,its ur fault and ur crying".I didnt go to school all the week.The director called them to her office the next day.One month passes and my best friend apologised to me.One more month and he unblocked me and apologised too blaming what he did on his anger issues.I didn know what happend to that sweet boy I knew....what did he become....To this day we are all friends....His best friend is harasing me for no reason and tells me that I wear a fake bra just beacause he is still mad that I reporter him to the director.He just ignores that and he treats me worst and worst each day.....I dont know what to do....I still love him so much and regret that I lost him due to some stupid reasons...He admitted that he is no longer interested in me and sees me as a friend.I still like him and he still has my heart..I dont know what do do next...
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2023.06.08 00:39 ShadowFox__11 Need help

Need help
This is my first time coding a robot in vex, how do I use the motors to make a drive train??
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2023.06.08 00:38 umique_name I yearn for a home that doesn’t exist.

I cannot be the only one who wishes if I die strangely in my sleep at night I will wake up there. No words can explain how much I want to be there. I tried shifting I tried astral projecting I tried so many things just to catch a glimpse of this beautiful world I created. I wish and pray when I die I’ll wake up in that body. I know there is no such a thing but I started to get attached to this fantasy life so much it’s killing me inside slowly. I wish I was there, no matter how painful it would be. Whenever I have to make decisions I’ll always decide with the thing that is the closest to my fantasy world. Whenever I feel afraid I always tell myself I’m her not me. She who is brave and loved by others and an amazing person. It’s sad to think that when I will die their stories will die as well. They will die. That “comforting home” will die. The feeling of yearning for such a home that never existed, for warm hugs who can’t be real, for the adventures you’ve been through, for such kind words and people who feel like they have been with you your entire life and know all your stories is such a sad feeling. I yearn for such a home whenever I’m alone so I must distract myself. Such welcoming worlds aren’t meant for real people like me. Maybe I’m too real for a world so perfect and inexistent. Imaginary.
If I die I want to go to such a home. Actually go back to that home.
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2023.06.08 00:38 BOBTAILRAT Looking for help/advice. How do I wire this correctly to make the foot pedal work while just having the controller act as a speed/voltage controller?

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2023.06.08 00:38 Yeah-I-didnt-reddit Having a hard time; feeling frustrated.

Let me preface this by saying I am not a technical know how, I am very much the basic user.
I’m struggling when it comes to AdGuard, I keep seeing this error that says I have too many rules enabled. But all I have are the recommended rules. The only thing I see that stands out is the DNS filter which says it includes other rule sets. But I’m not sure if it means those rule sets are included in the filter itself, or if it means it needs those rule sets enabled in order to work.- —- Let me try to clarify, because I’m sure this sounds confusing; I really don’t know how to phrase it. —-
If I turn on AdGuard‘s DNS filter, in the other category for safari rules, can I turn off the other filters that it says it includes? It says it includes the AdGuard base filter; is it fine to turn off Adguard base filter? (I’m general settings) Even though it says it includes the AdGuard base filter, should I have the AdGuard base filter enabled anyway? I appreciate any help. I just want the app to work; I don’t know how to make it do that.
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2023.06.08 00:38 ThrowRAaspberry2743 I believe my (26F) boyfriend's (29M) FWB (28F) wants to sabotage our relationship

I know that in monogamous leaning subs there's some fair amount of distaste against open relationships but please bear with me and let's keep a focus on the problem at hand. Thanks!
So my BF and I have been a couple for close to 3 years by now. We met on Tinder and started out casual but, as the weeks went on, we both had to admit that there were feelings and we had a hard conversation deep into the night.
He admitted very quickly that he didn't want a relationship at the moment because he cheated in his last relationship and still felt rather uneasy about all of it.
Basically his ex and him were incompatible with a heavy mismatch in libido/sexual taste and, whenever he tried to break it off, she'd promise they'll work on it, pleaded to find a middle ground and retreat even further as soon as things had settled. After months of this he was suddenly in a completely sexless relationship and one evening out and a heavy spark with a stranger was enough to light this powder keg.
He expected this to be a dealbreaker for me but I was actually empathetic: My dad cared for years for my mom as her health radically deteriorated and, even tho I was only a teenager, I found it very sad to watch my dad get completely isolated just because he was so committed to her. I would've been thrilled if he had found someone to be happy with, feel desired by and share intimacy with while still being able to fulfill his commitment to my mom instead of love basically becoming a prison to him.
At the end of the night we agreed that we're in a relationship but don't really want to commit to monogamy as we didn't see the benefits. We were/are both 100% on board with that and our relationship is pretty awesome most of the time.
We quickly learned that I was more jealous out of the both of us but we managed to resolve that through a lot of communication and some rules. Two of those will be important here:
Fast forward to now: a few weeks ago a long-term FWB of mine and I had a talk that we'd both like to ditch the condoms. I sought out a conversation with my boyfriend if we could revisit this rule and we adapted it: We were now allowed to go without a condom with long-term partners if both people were being tested all 3 months and there was solid birth control in place. Because asymmetrical rules are bad, this would naturally also apply to him, too. And everything seemed fine for a moment.
Since then I have meet an established long-term FWB of his for the first time. They had a date at our apartment and, while I basically stayed out of their way and watched reality TV in our bedroom, I met her when I went to the kitchen for snacks. Immediately I got an uneasy feeling for some reason. Something about her gave me the creep.
We have, since then, met more often. It picked up significantly for some reason and the date nights at our place basically became a weekly occurrence. She also went out with our shared friend group a couple of times and one evening after a few drinks, we met at the restroom by chance. There she asked me that my boyfriend told him about our new condom rule and just wanted to confirm that with me.
I don't know why but the situation creeped me out even more. It was just something about the way she asked and an off-hand joke that "thankfully the pill is as safe as it is, otherwise this could really get messy" later (and drunker) that night that raised my alarms.
Ever since then, I'm much less comfortable with this FWB of his. In between the additional time she spends here and the knowledge they don't use a condom anymore, I'm driving myself crazy. Some part of me even wants to also forbid specifically her from coming to our apartment. But I also don't want to suddenly be the jealous girlfriend who suddenly wants to reverse rules and rule changes she suggested because that would make me seem like I'm the one sabotaging the two of us. Especially since it feels like I'm doing exactly that "promising something, then reversing it" pattern of his ex.
It doesn't help that she hasn't given me a real reason to distrust her. If I had any concrete proof, I have no hesitations to believe he'd break up with her immediately. But I dont. And, I'm not going to lie, going back to condoms with the one guy I went barrier free since then would suck for a multitude of reasons.
I guess what I'm hoping for is ways to elegantly break that conversation and maybe get some other viewpoints to work through this emotional mess. How do I/we best work through this?
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2023.06.08 00:38 SkepticlBeliever Tried to sit through Black Vault's coverage of David Grusch... Found multiple issues in his coverage.

Ok. Full transparency, I only I made it about 30 minutes in. Couldn't stomach anymore. There was enough to point out in those 30 minutes that it took me over 2 hours to get through it. I honestly don't have the time to go any further.
Please read it all before you jump to his defense. Every point is important and relevant for you to understand what John is actually doing here. I've provided supporting statements and evidence where available to back up my points.
Just to be clear. Any capitalized words are done for emphasis, not to yell, so please don't read them that way. I'm fully annoyed with his lackluster coverage and omissions, but I wasn't angry writing this out.
In typical Greenwald fashion, he DOES ask some questions that already have answers publicly available. Because to John, the QUESTIONS are the point, NOT the answers. The questions are being used to get you to think along the lines HE wants you to. He's the literal Fox News of Ufology. No actual journalism required. No providing the answers when/if he DOES find them, unless they confirm his own personal narrative...
"Questions" about "Why the pressure to release the story?
John goes on to speculate about rival journalists scooping them, which implies for the listener that this is the only possible outcome, since this is the ONLY possibility he listed. It's the only possibility he wants you to think about. He does that a LOT.
Example: the 2017 AATIP story, and multiple newspapers getting details wrong. Used THAT to question "Was there an intentional campaign to mislead the public???" NO acknowledgement from John that newspapers regularly do that with other stories. One outlet gets something wrong, then other outlets use THEM as a source to write their own article instead of trying to verify with multiple different sources from the original article, or even track down the original article. Lazy journalism. STUPIDLY common. But a fucking conspiracy to John.
NO acknowledgement from John of how the authors' 2017 article led to Congressional changes on the subject, which was actually the main reason it WAS released. It was Lue's entire reason for stepping forward. Inform the public so THEY can put pressure on Congress to take it seriously. And. It. WORKED. Look where we are today.
Also NO acknowledgement of upcoming public hearings the sources for the article likely wanted to get this information out ahead of. He's acting like this story came out by itself in a vacuum. Is there any question about whether or not these admissions will be brought up during that hearing?
Nor did he address the fact Christopher Mellon was involved in the article as well, who DOES have a vested interest in Congress moving this along faster. He knows more than he says. Congress has had this information for a full year next month. NOTHING mentioned about it publicly, not even during the previous hearings.
"Questions" about Non human origin
Described anything as not ET as "wonky", to ridicule and downplay other POSSIBLE explanations.
"Are we talking about another civilization that lives under the ocean? 🙄".
We literally know more about what's out in space than we do what's under the oceans. Sorry if that makes John uncomfortable... but NOTHING should be ridiculed to downplay any possible explanation. We're supposed to be past that. The data. Only thing that should remove a possible explanation from the table. NOT John's personal hot takes.
The reason they're going to use NHI, and will continue to, is because it's as accurate as they CAN be. Unless you actually know and can prove they originate from a specific exoplanet, unless they can can be tracked coming from and heading there, you cannot accurately say it's ET in nature (if we can barely detect exoplanets, we're not tracking ANY craft outside the solar system). That's why even NASA is saying there's no evidence it's ET. They literally don't have the supporting evidence to reach that conclusion, even if they have a recovered vehicle sitting in front of them. How do you determine WHERE it was created? "Unknown origin" means they DON'T have enough info to determine that. There are multiple possible explanations of where they might be coming from... ET is just one.
"This story was built on 100% anonymous sources"
NO. NO. NO.🤦🏻
This story was built on the fucking IC IG complaint. Fuckin NewsNation has it... JOHN doesn't. Just because HE can't verify the information himself, does NOT, under ANY circumstances, mean no one else has. This is about much more than just "Some people saying some things".
The IG labeled his complaint as "Credible and Urgent" based NOT just on Grusch's statements, but documents and pictures he DID have, and the multiple people inside the RE programs who came forward to the IG to provide evidence as well. NOT just statements. EVIDENCE.
The article never stated DOPSR clearing it for release meant they supported it was true. It was just a statement of fact that they cleared it. John's "Well sometimes people misunderstand..." comment was meant to give you that IMPRESSION that's what Leslie and Ralph wanted you to think, or that they misunderstood it themselves. He's inserting meaning to the statement in the article, WITHOUT actually making the claim that's what they were saying. It gets YOU to think that way, and protects HIM from any liability about making false statements. This is an EXTREMELY common tactic of his.
Also misleading is how he showed you the DOPSR statement of Skinwalkers at the Pentagon, while claiming that the statement was kind of a boiler plate response for every clearance. He DIDN'T show you the two statements next to each other so you COULDN'T compare them, because they aren't the same.
(I uploaded evidence of this in a short thread on Twitter)
Notice what's missing from SWATP? Any mention of not sharing supporting documents or images. That they added it to Grusch's release statement LITERALLY means he has them. And they know he has them. He submitted those for review, too, and was denied the clearance to release them. THAT'S why he isn't able to share them with journalists or NewsNation. This has never just been about "anonymous statements". There is classified evidence supporting his claims. Like all other classified evidence, it doesn't stop existing just because John doesn't get to see it.
"I'm a little surprised there was no reach out for an official statement"
WRONG. They had multiple officials making statements. What he's saying is he's surprised no one reached out to PAO and Susan Gough... You know. The office with a history of misleading and contradictory statements on this issue? They even contradicted themselves. Did Lue have "no responsibilites", "no ASSIGNED responsibilities", or was he the Director of AATIP like in their first statement about him in 2017/2018?
Worth noting that the Director of a program is the person who assigns responsibilities inside the program to begin with. Their last statement of "no assigned responsibilities" does NOT mean he wasn't the Director. It's misleading by design. But let's feign confusion about why people are beginning to bypass them altogether. 🙄
"The official line is important"
ONLY when you already know they're going to cast doubt by not supporting the statement, and that's what you want. That's John's entire MO here. He tries to cast doubt on literally everything he's not involved in. Not much better than Greer. He wants himself to be the focus.
"Is AARO cleared?" (To see supporting evidence backing up David's complaint)
Sean Kirkpatrick, AARO Director, admitted during the hearing this year that he DOESN'T have Title 50 Authority. If you want the full explanation of that, since John refused to provide it (Something he straight up condemns other outlets for)...
Tim McMillan of The Debrief tweeted about it that day. Thread is below. No surprise at all John never brought it up, despite fully admitting he knows full well who Tim is. Admitting it wouldn't let him feign ignorance on now big of a deal it is.
John's claim of "I doubt anyone knows what it actually entails" should be a pretty big implication he just wants to cast doubt on what's already out there. Why no mention of Tim McMillan? Because he was ALREADY aware Tim was involved in the discussion. He couldn't discount Tim after he gave him props earlier in the segment.
In short, AARO does not have full access to any and all IC data on this subject. Not every image, video, etc, collected by IC sensors, OR anything someone inside the IC decided to classify to keep it away from AARO. Just whatever someone inside the IC decided on their own to hand over. He has no power to compel them to release anything.
Up to 80% of all data collected is withheld from them. Imagine trying to solve ANY puzzle with ONLY 1/5 of the pieces required to do so. That is where AARO is at without that authority. NOTHING they say publicly should be taken without that in mind.
"We haven't been able to verify any programs"
This IS a statement of fact, but it's also misleading. No Title 50 Authority also means that even if they are told exactly which Special Access Programs to look into, which they have been, they DON'T have the authority or need to know to be briefed in on them. Lue Elizondo had both Title 10 and Title 50. THAT is why he had the position he did managing SAPs. And it's likely why he was chosen to lead AATIP to begin with. He had already had access to those kinds of programs.
So of COURSE they can't verify the claims. Kirkpatrick was hand chosen by OUSDI&S SPECIFICALLY for this reason. It's NOT a coincidence he's in that position while having no power to actually get to the bottom of this.
One more misleading statement provided by PAO. But yes, John, let's continue to pretend it's insane no one involved with the article would reach out to give them a chance to mislead again. Amazing people don't realize how disingenuous he is.
I do NOT have access to anything beyond what John does. There's no excuse for him to misrepresent what he DOES have access to, and intentionally leave context out, just to mislead people. This isn't a one time issue. He regularly does this in all clips I have seen of him. I wish more people would start applying the critical thinking he wants you to use on other outlets, on his. These were all pretty glaring. Don't just let the man's misleading "Just asking questions" frame any part of this subject for you. He clearly has an agenda...
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2023.06.08 00:38 Additional-Nerve-421 Tuya Local IoT platform instruction set

Tuya Local IoT platform instruction set
I've been slowly setting up all my Tuya devices to work locally using the TuyaLocal integration (not the Local Tuya integration). I was wondering if anyone could help me out with understanding (or pointing to any documentation that exists) on the different instruction sets (or DPS codes) that exist for the many compatible Tuya products and how they map to the TuyaLocal integration?
Specifically, I have a garage door controller ( and it has a mapped sensor called "unclosed_time" that is apparently a fault? But I have no idea what the fault actually means. The "fault" is not appearing in the tuya app either.
This is just one example, but there have been many times while setting up the local devices where I am simply guessing about the mapping system between the tuya IoT platform and the TuyaLocal integration. How can I make this less of a guessing game?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Screenshot from Tuya IoT Platform Device Configuration
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2023.06.08 00:37 Suspicious_Bad_3508 Dont know how to make edits so ill just type this

Wingfried: It is pride month Edler you know what that means
Edler:what, do you want me to unleash the rainbow plague or something
wingfried: (:
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