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Glitch in the Matrix

2012.01.13 04:52 Glitch in the Matrix

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2012.11.01 03:43 VeggiAttack Life pro-tips for girls and women.

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2020.03.01 11:24 HumbledLion San Diego County updates for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

News and local updates for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in San Diego County and it's cities. Hoping that this subreddit will be helpful in sharing localized information in surrounding affected areas. Let's do our best to stay safe and informed! Testing in San Diego started on 2/27/20 by a private lab. San Diego decided not to wait for the CDC's faulty and time-consuming tests. Please share this sub with someone you know, and join the Chat Room.

2023.05.28 13:54 kingkemo73 Legal advice for hospital negligence

On 12th January 2016 I cut my thumb and index finger off with a benchsaw whilst at work I was rushed to the queen victoria hospital in east grinsted and had surgery lasting 9 hours, after the surgery my hand was hypersensitive which I complained of numerous times said it felt like something trapping a nerve but was told that it’s natural over the next 5 years I had about 5 rounds of surgery trying to save my finger finally in 2021 I had my finger amputated but still the sensitivity remained on December 28th 2022 I had another round of surgery on the thumb where my new surgeon told me he found a massive neurological blockage the next time I went to see my surgeon he told me that when they opened up my thumb it was a mess cotton wool trapped against the nerve causing all my hypersensitivity all this time since it has been removed it feels a lot less sensitive but still painful so now I waiting for my thumb to be amputated as I just want this nightmare to be over but without the cotton wool causing me so much pain maybe my finger could have been saved and maybe my thumb any advice please
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2023.05.28 13:54 khelostar_ Battle of the Titans: Virat Kohli vs. Rohit Sharma - Who Is the Better IPL Captain?


When it comes to the Indian Premier League (IPL), two names stand out as legendary figures in the cricketing world: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Both players have not only established themselves as exceptional batsmen but have also shouldered the responsibilities of leading their respective teams as captains. In this article, we delve into the battle of the titans to assess who is the better IPL captain between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Virat Kohli: The Inspirational Leader

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), is known for his fiery passion and relentless drive. Under Kohli's leadership, RCB has experienced both highs and lows in the IPL. Kohli's biggest strength lies in his ability to motivate his teammates and lead by example. His aggression and determination on the field often translate into exceptional performances with the bat, inspiring his team to raise their game.
Kohli's astute cricketing mind and tactical acumen are evident in his decision-making during matches. He has a keen sense of when to introduce different bowlers, set attacking or defensive fields, and make strategic bowling changes. Additionally, his dedication to fitness and attention to detail have a positive impact on team discipline and preparation.

Rohit Sharma: The Calm Strategist

Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), is known for his calm and composed demeanor, even in high-pressure situations. Under Rohit's leadership, MI has emerged as the most successful team in the IPL, with a record number of title wins. Rohit's calmness and ability to stay level-headed contribute significantly to MI's success.
Rohit's captaincy style revolves around meticulous planning and strategic thinking. He is known for making crucial decisions at crucial times, such as promoting himself in the batting order or using specialist bowlers against specific opponents. Rohit's understanding of the game and his ability to adapt to changing situations make him an effective leader on the field.

Statistical Comparison

Statistical analysis provides insights into the captaincy records of both Kohli and Rohit Sharma. As of the IPL 2021 season, Kohli has captained RCB in 132 matches, winning 55 and losing 69, with a win percentage of around 41.67%. On the other hand, Rohit has captained MI in 121 matches, winning 68 and losing 49, with a remarkable win percentage of approximately 56.20%.
Rohit's four IPL titles as captain further reinforce his exceptional leadership skills, making him the most successful captain in IPL history. Kohli, despite not having won an IPL title yet, has led RCB to the playoffs on multiple occasions, showcasing his ability to guide his team to competitive performances.

Team Dynamics and Impact

The impact of a captain goes beyond statistical records. Both Kohli and Rohit have influenced their teams in different ways. Kohli's infectious energy and passionate approach have instilled a fighting spirit within RCB, often making them a formidable opponent. His ability to inspire and lead from the front has been instrumental in creating a competitive environment within the team.
Rohit's calm and composed nature have had a stabilizing effect on MI. He has fostered a culture of unity and resilience, emphasizing teamwork and collective success. Rohit's tactical acumen and ability to get the best out of his players have been crucial in MI's consistent performances and their ability to handle pressure situations effectively.


Deciding who the better IPL captain is between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is subjective, as both have their unique strengths and leadership styles. Kohli's passionate and inspirational approach has driven RCB to numerous victories, while Rohit's calm and strategic mindset has made MI the most successful team in IPL history.
Ultimately, the success of a captain cannot be solely measured by statistics, as it depends on various factors, including team dynamics, individual performances, and the ability to make critical decisions under pressure. Both Kohli and Rohit have made significant contributions to their teams' success and have left an indelible mark on the IPL.
In conclusion, it is the collective impact of their leadership skills, team performances, and ability to inspire that sets Kohli and Rohit apart as two of the greatest IPL captains of all time.
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2023.05.28 13:52 ladysnowbld2 I’ve just found that my endo has returned after thinking it had been entirely removed in 2015. Would anyone have any insights from similar experiences with endometriomas?

So I (32F) had endometriosis for over 10 years which didn’t get diagnosed until I was 25 (every doctor just mentioned it being normal that I was in so much pain and bleeding so much that I had low iron). I had an amazing specialist in my home town who removed the cysts and apparently they were significant (stage 2 I think?) I had an iud inserted and never encountered any issues with period pain again or heavy bleeding and eventually stopped menstruating all together on the Mirena about 2 years ago.
Unfortunately I had to go into emergency last night because I had developed the most horrific pain in my abdomen that was radiating though my body. I was thinking it might be appendicitis or a blockage in my intestine because the pain was mostly in my gut and because I was vomiting. I also haven’t menstruated for years, so it didn’t occur to me that my endo was back.
When I got taken into emergency, the male doctor examined me and told me that he thinks my endometriosis is back and I should take some pain killers and go home within a couple of hours. The nurses gave me endone and it didn’t reduce the pain at all and I was still crying in agony, so the doctor eventually gave me fentanyl, which helped immediately.
I then begged the doctor to do some further testing as it felt like something more serious was happening. As a neurodiverse person I have an extremely high pain threshold and for me to feel pain like this indicated that something more sinister could be happening. He agreed to do a ct scan and the scans revealed that I had two endometrial cysts which were 6cm on each side of my ovaries. I asked if they had ruptured/whether there was internal bleeding and he said he can’t confirm because they would need to do an ultrasound first and I would need to do this externally after I was discharged from hospital. He also told me that I will need to contact my gyno on Monday to organise getting a procedure. He said he would give me an endone script to control the pain in the interim.
I wasn’t sure if I was bleeding internally or if my ovaries have been completely damaged from the cysts. I also don’t know if this case can progress into something far more serious if I don’t get an immediate emergency procedure. As the doctor was an emergency dr, he wasn’t able to answer any of these questions and told me to speak to my specialist.
Im currently in my honours year and I have my thesis and research proposal due in 3 weeks. I should be able to get some extensions of time with a letter from my doctor, but I also am not sure how this could possibly progress.
I understand that people’s recovery and experience can definitely vary from person to person. I’d be keen to know how others recovered though. Has anyone experienced similar pain and how long did it take to subside? Did it resolve without a procedure?
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2023.05.28 13:51 369GottDamn A few questions

Hi all! I have a 9 week old pibble Peaches, a 14yrold lab/pyr Sofi, and an almost 8yrold Chihuahua/mix YETI! It's been a LONG time since we've had a puppy! She is currently learning her name, sit, crate, and all that good stuff.
Sofi is ALWAYS supervised when around the pup, she has been low growling and baring teeth anytime the puppy tries to play with her. The puppy seems COMPLETELY UNAWARE of what these ques mean. We don't acknowledge it unless Sofi makes sudden movements then we send her to her bed or tell her to go get a toy. When Sofi has positive interactions we immediately reward with praise and treats. Is there anything else I should be doing to make this go smoothly?
Yeti, is SUPER submissive, Peaches is constantly trying to play with him and imo is sometimes a bit too rough. He usually just leaves the room but this morning he bore his teeth and shoved his nose into her a couple times and she showed that she understood that meant stop. I'm proud of him for that because of how submissive he is I was worried there'd be an issue. I did praise him when he did it, is that a mistake?
Lastly, peaches is OBSESSED with the water bowl and drinks til she gags. If we pull her away she whines and begs to go back to it. It takes forever to distract her. What do I do about that?
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2023.05.28 13:51 bladderbloodgore Profile review and any experience in global investments?

I (33F) am starting out on my FIRE journey now and want to retire by 50 which gives me 17 years.
I have been working for 10 years but not been able to save too much as I support my family and had a few medical emergencies. I have 0 generational wealth or assets. I will continue to support my family for rent+expenses. My sister also supports with this.
I have life insurance for 50 lacs and medical insurances (from employer, one for heart and cancer, one for regular sicknesses, and one for investment).
My funds as of now- 7 lacs (liquid contingency fund), 40 lacs in FDs, and 20 lacs in provident fund. In addition to this I have 15 lacs in savings that I haven't invested yet but intend to.
A recent development has given me a significant increase in income and I want to start my FIRE journey now and wanted advice. After all expenses, I have roughly ~2 lacs for investment per month. I am married and both of us want no children or have any major expenses anticipated. My questions are as follows:
1) Does this timeline seem feasible given the corpus I currently hold?
2) I have the option of investing anywhere globally. Does anyone have experience with this of would a developing economy like India still be a better option?
3) I am currently renting in both places (mine and family's) and don't plan on purchasing since I don't plan on having any kids. Is this the right strategy or should I still consider buying?
4) I have found the real estate market where I live (Mumbai) almost untouchable and scared of the bubble. But I realise I need to diversify from just FDs. I have previously invested in stocks and MFs but honestly don't have any time at all to study the market.
thank you so much in advance for all your help!
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2023.05.28 13:51 FancyThunderPear 6mo puppy biting extremely hard, need advice

Hi all. We have an almost 6 month old Great Dane/ pit/ German shorthaired pointer mix. She has been a wonderful dog, and still is about 90% of the time. It’s the other 10% we are concerned about. Until she started teething she was not a biter. Never really went for us and if she did it was nibbling not actual biting.
We are pretty sure she is done teething, but the biting has escalated. It’s obvious she is playing when she does it, but the problem is she is biting incredibly hard, and sometimes won’t let go. We are at a loss with this. So far we have tried the “ouch” but that gets her more excited. We’ve also done reverse time outs but as soon as we are back in the room she’s right back at it. We have also tried time outs which work about 75% of the time. Not sure what we are doing wrong and looking for any advice to help with this.
For background: we got her from a rescue when she was around 8-10 weeks. We know nothing about her history beyond the fact that she came in with her littermates. No idea if mom was there or when they came in. Any help would be extremely appreciated!!! She also went through puppy classes, and we have a private trainer who is fine but just keeps telling us to tell her to freeze which doesn’t work.
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2023.05.28 13:50 JonNexoid Great that's all we need. AI suffering from depression...

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2023.05.28 13:50 Zestyclose_Mammoth48 Broke up a friendship because of my ADHD (forget to text back)

I have friend who I appreciate a lot, and has always been there for me, we met 6 months ago in the student dorms. I remember that when the friendship ended, I actually felt relieved, because I always needed to explain myself and I felt like I was always walking a tightrope about to mess up.
One day we went on a trip with another friend, that day we met a guy at a bar, and we ended up hanging out in his house for a while. We needed to take the bus at 4am, but by that time I knew I would stay till the morning with the guy, so I told them that they could leave, that I was fine and that I would take the next train back. My friend freaked out, didn't want to leave me alone, and insisted that I go with her. In the end I stayed, and texted her back the next day to let her know I was on my way, and then when I arrived to my room. She was pissed off for days with me.
On another occasion when I lost the last train back home (after a long day, with classes and an event, plus a meeting with my thesis advisor and I had had just 4 hours of sleep the night before, I was tired), she found me a place to stay. The thing is that I forgot to tell her that I had arrived, completely. I remember telling her that I got inside the car of her friend and that we were on our way, but when she stopped answering in the chat, I completely forgot about her, and I got in a call with my mom (who wanted to know if I was fine), and then I was texting with another super close friend who had been on a call with me throughout that night, I told both him and my mom that I entered the house and that I was safe. Next morning, I saw the call half an hour after I had fallen asleep, and I knew I had messed up again. So I event to thank her with a chocolate, but was greeted with a not welcoming Hi and thanks, and she just closed her door fast.
Since that last encounter we are not friends anymore, I always greet her when I see her, but she just avoids me, basically.
I know I have been distracted, as a friend and that I could be more empathetic. I have a lot of things to thank her for, I wanna know how she is doing and let her know that I am here if she needs anything.
What do you guys think I should do?, I care about her, but I feel that our friendship placed too much pressure on me.
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2023.05.28 13:50 Cool_ball999 Awaken 19/ a prey's pride

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This took an unbearable amount of time, sorry, I was busy with tests and you know… school stuff, it's not looking good for my writing, I pretty much only have free time with my phone for only 2 hours a day except for weekends. As a compensation for the ridiculous amount of time this chapter took, it's going to be extra long, and have action parts again (kind of) and some gore, enjoy!
"What was it again?"
"Schen- i mean Schon"
"Right, what got you here, near the edge and all? It's a nice edge, but still an edge"
"Desperate for work I guess, I assume you're the same?"
Schon… no, Schen… answered as he took a sip out of his drink, it isn't as bad as he thought it would be, it's sweet, and at least it isn't recycled water.
"Kind of, I just work here because… well… my skill set isn't impressive"
"A loader, no? All that work in the cargo bay?"
"Yeah, what does it feel like being an SC?"
"Being a security captain feels…"
Schen took a glance at his tag, hidden beneath his shirt and new uniform, a piece of memory and evidence of who he once was.
"Oh yeah… aren't you an ex-mil?"
"I am"
"Why did you quit?"
"It's… it got a bit too mu it can ch for me, though i do miss my team, best few people i've ever worked with"
"Good terms?"
"Brothers, live by them, die by them, not literal on the latter of course, but it can happen, too bad we're disbanded now"
"Let's just say they don't wanna work without their favorite captain"
"Oh… Where are they now?"
"Living their best life with their family i hope, least there's nothing to threaten their lives there"
"Why don't you go back to yours?"
"Don't have one, too old to return back home and do nothing, and too old to find a mate, kinda missed my chance back then"
"And you're satisfied with just being an SC in a random cargo ship that visits edge territories?"
"It's still something, besides, i've got more than enough experience for it… hmm… lunch's over, good talk"
"Looks like it is, nice to know you… Schon?"
He nodded in confirmation, and went to pay for his lunch. It was decent, but he'd rather have it stale than having to actually pay, he can't believe he actually missed those stale rations. Perhaps because he was used to it, old habits and preferences are hard to shake off, they said. He went back to his post, just a little room filled with camera monitors with a teeny tiny armory next to it. Genuinely, it looked pathetic next to the military armory he was used to.
But the weapons were familiar, kind of, just lacking the usual stopping power and attachments of the ones he used to have. After the (unfortunate) disbanding of his team and his (honorable) discharge from the military as well as the new (rather stupid if you ask him) identity of Schon, he was desperate for work. It's his fault really, he should've been at home enjoying the rest of his life now that that Schen technically no longer exists.
But the soldier in him wanted to do something, so he did, and now here he is, a simple SC in a cargo ship, which took an unnecessary amount of effort, as apparently the union was still somewhat skittish about the video he broadcasted before he went on the temporary desertion, but now that he knows everything, it doesn't really matter. It isn't bad by any means, but it ain't the military, and the more he worked the more he wished for a pirate attack. He also just missed being together with his team, but alas, they have their own lives, so he had to let them go, though he does have their contact number saved on his personal datapad.
He turned on the only monitor inside his room that isn't used to look through a camera, and looked for anything interesting in the network. Interesting as in any news regarding the 'Goels' and their recent introduction, he had been keeping a close eye on it. He doesn't need to, it isn't his business anymore and if he tried to make it his business again he can expect agents on his tail, but since he was heavily involved anyway, he thought why not as well do it. And it was just fine so far, though he has no clue how the green one, Abel if his memory serves him, turned from a drone to… well… that.
He learned a bit about who humans are, and what humanity was like, before it went away and was 'replaced' by the Goels. And as far as he knows they're dead, like extinct dead, so obviously the appearance of the cheery human male that acted as the Goel ambassador shocked him. He still has no clue now, though his theory as to how essentially boils down to 'ancient civilization fuckery'. And as far as he can tell, there's no problem with that, yet, the discussions were relatively smooth if the news were to be trusted and the council seems to actually starting to trust the Goels, kind of.
He browsed through the tabs and websites, most of which he already read and glossed over.
Trade offer accepted between union and Goels
No surprise there, no man or woman in the council wanted to pass up such a deal.
Military showcase ends in awe, fear, and admirance
He saw the videos on that one, it was impressive.
Goel ambassador visits Caevit palace garden, Godfather was shook
He suppose having such an important guest roaming around your garden can be a bit complicated, so he understands.
Goel ambassador faints during a direct discussion with the council, paramedics clueless
Now that's interesting, and frankly worrying, he didn't get to see the full broadcast yesterday, actually he missed most of it, so he didn't get to see what happened.
"What happened to you?"
He mumbled as he read the article and looked at the pictures and videos of the accident. Unknown cause, immediately escorted, and the sudden silence from the Goels, and it has been for almost half a cycle now. Strange, he looked through the video again, watched how Abel behaved, and noted the many oddities present. He seemed just fine, just giving his presentation to the council as professional as one can be as an ambassador and then suddenly he just… dropped, he thought about exhaustion at first, but the longer he thinks about it the dumber it gets.
No way the current Abel is human, he was explicitly told by him that there are no humans left, so what is it?. He couldn't come up with anything, but kept it in mind as he looked for more info on the current situation. It wasn't long until he realized there's nothing else he can learn and turned off the computer. He looked at the time, and suddenly remembered something vital, alcohol break, he reached down under his desk and took out a bottle, the very same one that he took to the desert planet with him.
No shot glass no problem, he popped the cap off and drink straight from the bottle, not very classy but whatever. He hid it back under the desk and walked out of his office now that he actually remember something actually vital, his men. The security team more precisely, and he's the current captain, someone's had to check on them. He ran into one guard waiting around the cafeteria and greeted them.
"All good?"
"All good, no danger"
"Yet, keep an eye out, and if you can, help anyone in need, being a security isn't just about holding weapons and warding off pirates, you should know that by now"
"Yes sir, sorry"
"Sigh i've worked with trainees that are better than this"
He grumbled as he left to look for another man to inspect. His new subordinates are… a particular group. Some of them take the job seriously, some are a bit more relaxed but still vigilant, but most, like the one he just gave a mouthful to is God awful, improper stance, manners, no incentives, and utterly basic in weapon mastery. He has to cut them some slack, they're just basic security after all, not soldiers, but still. He ran into a more favorable one patrolling the hallway leading to the reactor, he actually knows this one's name, Koern, a Civean, and he couldn't be more glad he actually got a salute from him.
"Greetings, Captain Schon, is there any problem?"
"It's Sche- i mean… yes thank you, and no, there's no problem, just daily inspection"
"I see, how do I do?"
"As usual, very good, keep It up"
"Thank you sir… sir can i ask you something? I've been considering looking for you but now you're here…"
"Sure, i can spare some time"
"Can I request a leave from you sir?"
"I can if there are valid reasons"
"I've requested it to the captain, but all she said is that i should ask you first"
"I see, but what's the reason?"
"Family matter, I have a relative on a planet named Rosan IV, ever heard of it?"
"Isn't that the newly built colony planet?"
"It is, a much better built colony compared to the rest, new union projects and all that stuff, my cousin signed up for it, we've been communicating just fine so far, until a few days ago"
"What happened?"
"I don't know, he just went… silent, i thought okay, maybe he's busy or there's a problem with the communication there, so i just waited, but it has been too long now, usually he sends a message almost daily, now there's nothing"
"I don't think you need to ask for a leave in that case"
"Rosan IV is in the list of destination of this ship, station building material shipping, after this one we should be on the way there"
"Oh thank God, i knew i should've checked the list"
"Well… this is an edge operating ship, you know? In that case, all you'll need is a shore leave on any station there, short but should be enough for you to check in on your cousin"
"That's all i need sir, thank you"
"Of course, now continue your work, we'll be there before you know it"
"Yes sir"
Schen walked away with a little curiosity in his mind, Rosan IV huh? isn't that the planet that's been really silent? He remembered a conversation at the cafeteria, a few people were talking about it. Some talk about how stupid of a project it was, how it was no different than any other colony, a 'gold plated' lie if you will. But most were talking about how it became a 'ghost' of sorts, communications fell, ships that come and go there go missing, a few creepy tales here and there, it was almost a horror story.
He doubted it, such an ambitious project is bound to have some issues, there's a huge price for luxury, and that price is probably hitting right now. Which made him worried a little, a new colony is a gold mine for pirates and raiders, that was probably the price, pirate intervention. But if all goes well, it shouldn't be that bad, no way those ridiculous stories are real…. Maybe.
Rana sat down on his padded seat, in his room, in his literal castle, thinking, not about anything in particular, but just thinking. And maybe glossing over his new arm again, to be in awe again, he still doesn't know how the movement is that smooth. Pearl white, shaped just like his other arm, even has the claws, and probably smoother in terms of movements than his actual arm despite being a prosthetic. It has been quite a while since his particular experience on that planet, and the prosthetic is still not showing any issue, any normal prosthetic would break down or need maintenance after this long of a time.
It's also… self repairing? He's not sure if he's hallucinating, but he's pretty sure the arm rebuilt itself after he accidentally bumped it into something hard. A small piece of the outer casing fell off, he didn't pay much attention to it, until it disappeared minutes after when he tried to look at it to see how bad it was. All in all, a new experience, awe inducing and a bit scary, would be really nice too, if it wasn't for-
"AAH! Oh… dad…"
-That, his father.
"It's time to-"
"Look at my arm and pry it open, i know"
"Good, let's-"
"But why?"
"Sigh Rana, we had this conversation before, you know the reasons"
"Well I don't want to care about it!"
"It's for our people…"
"No, it's for yourself! Come on dad! Don't you hear what they said? What did they offer? They gave us everything!"
"No one in this universe, organic or not, is stupid enough to give away vital information and material to someone else they just met, they must be hiding something"
"So they're lying, is that it?"
"Yes, i… we believe so"
"Okay, give me a reason why they're lying"
"That's what a dumb leader would do"
"Oh please, don't act like dad's not just another servant to the matriarch"
"She's your grandma"
"Doesn't change anything dad, and no, i don't like laying on a bed while people i don't know try to pry open my arm"
"Sigh does that mean you don't-"
"Fine… as you wish… but i hope you can understand"
"I already understand, and i don't like it"
Rana heard his room's door opening and then closing behind him, and sighed. Life hasn't been the same since he returned, his father has been a lot more serious, he can understand that, it makes sense. But he had been putting him into these weird 'inspections' ; they weren't inspections, they were straight up experiments, to try and pry open his new arm. That was how he discovered the last strange and fascinating thing about it, it can feel pain.
He remembered how everyone in the room froze when he screamed in pain, they were bewildered. It was only when he kicked the person inserting some sort of needle-like thing into the gaps of his prosthetic in the face that they knew what was happening. And yet, knowing what it does, his father still insists they do more of his experiments. It doesn't seem to matter how many anesthetics, painkillers and other treatments have been done, he can still feel the pain, it pops up from time to time, sometimes waking him from his sleep.
It was not something he wants to go through again, even if he's unconscious during the operation. At Least it isn't everyday he gets 'inspected' thanks to someone who dislikes the idea as much as he did. Rana heard his door open again, and smiled knowing who it was.
"Rana? Honey? There you are…"
"Hey mom…"
"Have you eaten yet?"
"Mom, a servant came here an hour ago, bringing the food, of course i did"
"Good, something to help you recover"
"Mom, I'm good, okay?"
She gave him a pat and a scratch on the head, his favorite guilty pleasure. He always feels like he's still a child everytime she does it, and not a grown man, but it would be a total lie to say he doesn't like it.
"You need energy to recover from that"
She tapped his prosthetic.
"It's not like it's gonna grow back…"
"One can hope, it's terrible what happened to you"
"Well, it's okay now, they redeemed themselves"
"Hmph… no one's hurting my boy, no one, not even a sentient AI from a different era of the universe"
"Thanks mom… But i don't think you're fit enough to fight Cain"
"I'll beat him with my motherly aura, the thing he's missing, anyway, how's your arm, darling?"
"It's fine… still hurts sometimes"
"Sigh if only your father would listen, him and his ridiculous experiments, what's in that arm anyway?"
"Technology used by a race that defied time…"
"Doesn't justify him doing those things to you… he's been here, doesn't he?"
"He just left"
"Hmm…. You two had a talk?"
"He's just here to… you know what he does"
"Well glad to know he doesn't get through with it today, alright sweetie, just here to check up on you"
"Mom, i'm not a boy anymore"
"A boy you are not, you are a grown man, but my boy you are, and always will be, see you tomorrow honey"
"Stay safe"
Well that doesn't last long, Rana thought as his mother left the room, that's one of the issues they had since forever, she is always very busy. Because unlike father she's not the type to just sit behind a desk and give out orders, she's a lot more active, and caring at that. His father is the supreme general, sure, but Rana always looked up to her more, and her job as the health minister. She's always on a trip to visit hospitals all around the union and other things he doesn't know much about. And of course, unlike his father, that means she's not always home, shame.
Rana thought about it, and suddenly remembered his interaction with Lnaia that night when he first woke up to discover his arm missing. He never told it to her, but the reason she felt familiar is that both her and his mother have the same job, making sure of people's wellbeing. He thought maybe she would know, but maybe not everyone knows that the current Qrid health minister is married to the supreme general, it isn't exactly a super popular thing.
Sometimes Rana gets reminded of who his parents were everytime he looks at any news regarding the Goels, about Cain and Abel. Just how unironically similiar they are, to be so far apart in mindset and goals and yet so close to each other through love… well… atleast Cain and Abel did, he's not so sure about his parents, not anymore.
Faen sat in his office, stressed out of his mind, everything has been a mess, Abel's incident at the councillor station, the countless interviews asking for his opinion, it was, somehow, getting a bit too much. Faen expected everything, but Abel passing out in the middle of a speech for no reason is not one of them, and for the Goels to go completely silent after, just what in the world is happening?. He doesn't like it, he doesn't like being out of control, out of the know, not knowing anything makes him uncomfortable, knowing that it can decide the fate of his kind made it near unbearable.
He founds himself scratching his own desk with his claws from all the stress, he stopped, and sighed as he brushed off the wood chips. Maybe he should he take his medications again, he opened a drawer on his desk and took out a small plastic container with labels on it, a medication for high blood pressure, he took one pill and set it back inside the drawer.
"Still on your meds, love?"
A voice came out of nowhere, it trigerred his instinct to reach for the concealed handgun next to him, but as he aimed towards whoever's in front of him, he realized it was a mistake.
"Still as nimble as i remember, though you got a bit stiff on the arms there"
"I thought you already left…"
"Come on Faen, both you and i know i wouldn't leave without at least saying goodbye to you"
"Is that all you're here for?"
He said as he put the gun away, coming back to a more calm demeanor.
"Of course not, i'm here to check up on our son, and talk to you"
He raised his eyebrow a bit at that.
"Not as rare as you making a call to me, we need to talk Faen"
"Sometimes i wonder if you take all the medicine i prescribed for you…of course about our son!"
"Sigh is this about-"
"Yes! What makes you think it's a good idea to probe our son like he's some sort of foreign creature?"
"I've taken every precaution, he's been given anesthetics and-"
"Oh i don't care, it's not about how bad of a pain he's experiencing, or how subdued it is so it's not dangerous, this is about him experiencing it in the first place! that's not supposed to happen!"
"Yana, please, we have the best doctors working on him"
"Well I don't believe you…"
"Because I'm the health minister and I need to see their license, and if I don't… i see them as unqualified as to even hold a needle, but i'm here not to hear you say what or… how you do this, we've been there, it doesn't matter… he's still our son and i disagree, what i want to know is why"
Faen massaged his forehead out of annoyance.
"You're scared…. I know"
"You're scared of the Goels, of their ways"
"Anyone would"
"I know… and you're trying to do something about it…"
She sat down on the chair right in front of his desk, it was preserved for only other generals and the matriarch herself, incase of a private meeting, her sitting there is technically illegal.
"....But does that change anything? Change the fact that they offer help?"
"You can't trust anyone just like that, they're hiding something"
"And you can't just distrust them for the same reason, it goes both ways, even if they are, is that really a reason for you to dissect our son?"
"It's just his arm"
"So what? You're trying to take it off and leave him armless?"
"It's not the only prosthetic in the world"
"And yet the finest! You have to admit it, they are superior in many ways, they are thousands of years ahead of us, I have never seen such a sophisticated prosthetic before, you know me, this is my field, and that thing on him makes our best prosthetic look ancient!"
"But then what am I supposed to do? Do nothing? Sit there as those things do whatever they want to us? to the union?"
"No! you work with them… i heard what you two were fighting about, i was outside, about why the Goels have no reason to lie, and i agree with him"
"Then what?"
"Here's the thing Faen, there's a difference between being exploited, and working together… they're looking forward to working with you, giving the union their technology and helping it improve… you on the other hand… want to exploit them, learn what they can do and how they did it and then see if you can do it for yourself, i get the point, but why would you steal something that is given out for free?"
"Do I really have to say this again? It's because-"
"Pride… It's because of pride… looks like the old sentiment that caused the great war all those years ago are still here… shame, i thought we would be better as a species, turns out we never change, what a disappointment"
She uttered those last words with bitterness and a flat face, and left the room without another word, she didn't look back, or say goodbye as she is probably leaving, as if she doesn't care anymore. Faen was half stunned, half angry at what she said, that was just her assumption, he reasoned to himself. But now he can't stop thinking about it, as much as he tries to deny it, is that really him? Is that what she thinks of him? A disappointment?
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2023.05.28 13:49 skypyre Deyy arada ithu , enthayalum kollam timing !!

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2023.05.28 13:49 Rea-wakey B1501.2 - Inefficient Light Bulb Ban Bill - 3rd Reading

Inefficient Light Bulb Ban Bill

Ban the sale and use of environmentally inefficient light bulbs.
BE IT ENACTED by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
Section 1: Definitions
(1) "Incandescent light bulb" means a general service lamp that produces light by heating a filament in a glass bulb filled with an inert gas or a vacuum.
(2) "Halogen light bulb" means a type of incandescent light bulb that uses a halogen gas to increase energy efficiency and lifespan.
(3) "Fluorescent light bulb" means a type of light bulb that uses an electric current to excite a gas, which then produces ultraviolet light that is converted to visible light by a phosphor coating on the inside of the bulb.
(4) "LED" refers to inorganic light-emitting diodes, and means a technology which -
(a) light is produced from a solid state device embodying a p-n junction of inorganic material, and
(b) the junction emits optical radiation when excited by an electrical current
Section 2: Ban on Incandescent, Halogen and Fluorescent Light Bulbs
(1) The import, manufacture, distribution, and sale of incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent light bulbs shall be prohibited.
(2) No later than three years after the date of assent, the use of incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent light bulbs in all public buildings shall be banned.
Section 3: Exemptions
(1) This Act does not apply to incandescent, halogen or fluorescent light bulbs specifically tested and approved to operate --
(a) in potentially explosive atmospheres,
(b) for emergency use,
(c) in radiological installations,
(d) in or on military or civil defence establishments, equipment, ground vehicles, marine equipment or aircraft,
(e) in or on motor vehicles, their trailers and systems, interchangeable towed equipment, components and separate technical units,
(f) in or on civil aviation aircraft,
(g) in railway vehicle lighting,
(h) in medical devices.
(2) For the purposes of this paragraph “specifically tested and approved” means that, in relation to an operating condition or application, the light source or separate control gear—
(a) has been specifically tested for that operating condition or application, in accordance with standards produced by an international standardising body;
(b) is accompanied by evidence in the form of a certificate, type approval mark or test report that the product has been specifically approved for that operating condition or application; and
(c) is placed on the market specifically for that operating condition or application, as evidenced by
(i) the information in the technical documentation; and
(ii) except in a case to which sub-paragraph (1)(d) applies, information on the packaging and any advertising or marketing materials.
(3) The government may grant exemptions to this Act for certain areas or industries where alternative options are not yet available or would impose undue financial burden.
(4) This act does not apply to sodium vapour lamps.
Section 4: LED procurement
(1) Subject to Section 3, replacement of light bulbs as required under section 2 shall be of LED-type.
Section 5: Penalties
(1) Any person found guilty of being concerned in the import, manufacture, distribution or sale of any goods prohibited in this Act, shall be liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to a penalty of £20,000 or of three times the value of the goods, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both; or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a penalty of any amount, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years, or to both.
Section 6: Extent, commencement and short title
(1) This Act extends to England only.
(2) This bill shall come into force six months after receiving Royal Assent.
(3) This Act may be cited as the Inefficient Light Bulb Ban Act 2023.
This Bill was written by Ruijormar, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on behalf of His Majesty’s 32nd Government and was inspired by the real life Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021

Opening Speech:
My Lords,
As of today, close to two thirds of light bulbs sold in the UK are LED lights. These have, on average, a 5 times longer lifetime and 80% less power consumption than the alternatives. A complete shift to LED would reduce carbon emissions by 1.26 million tonnes per year, while also saving consumers an average of 75£ per year on energy bills. I urge the House to support this bill, so that we may turn off the power on inefficient lighting and shine a light on a more sustainable future.
This reading shall end on Wednesday 31st May at 10pm.
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2023.05.28 13:49 Cocoa_Elf4760 Early Morning Wake-ups - Do they EVER stop?

My 1 year old is up before before 6am EVERY SINGLE MORNING.
I am so frustrated for him and myself. He is going through the 2 to 1 nap transition. We use a sleep consultant and she thinks we just need time for him to adjust.
The room is pitch black (blackout stuff on windows), sound machine, good temperature, I've tried giving him extra food at dinner so he's not hungry.
I just don't know what to do. And I don't have any faith that he'll grow out of it.
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2023.05.28 13:49 throwawayacct36911 No means no. Stop means stop.

Many people have not respected my “no” throughout my life. I have sensory processing disorder and get easily overwhelmed. This was part of the reason why I was bullied pretty intensely while growing up. I am dealing with a similar nightmare today as an adult.
My partner will frequently raise his voice and overwhelm me to the point that I need to ask him to stop. He frequently does not listen and, in response, becomes upset and ramps up this aggressive behavior by raising his voice louder, speaking more quickly, and if he does actually respect my stop he will then screams “stop!” at me if I dare to try to speak. Apparently if he needs to stop speaking, then I do too, according to his logic.
He has a lot of trauma that he is currently working through, and I am trying to be patient and understanding. He will intermittently commit to working on being better about this issue, and after a short period of time he falls back into the same patters of behavior.
Last night I had a nightmare where I was running through a building in order to try to get away from hordes of people who were overwhelming me, and refusing to stop despite being begged to do so. I woke up and shared it with my partner, who assured me he would never allow this to happen in my waking life. It was then that I put together is that the nightmare is playing out in my life through his behavior.
When I said as much, he became upset and began raising his voice at me. When I asked him to stop he refused and eventually stormed out of the room while getting his last word in. He told me that he was “not here for my judgment.” (Not sure where that particular remark is coming from.) He routinely walks out of conversations without any warning whenever he is displeased with the situation. This is his most used form of “punishment”- storming out then withholding all meaningful contact until all of his demands (for apologies, usually) are met. Not only does he have to receive all of the apologies, he demands, those apologies need to be delivered in a manner that will convince home. Often times it’s my job to figure out what he wants me to apologize for because I “should already know,” according to him. It’s an incredibly triggering thing to experience but I am growing more comfortable with his stonewalling. If anything, it gives me the chance to exist in peace.
For that peace to continue I have to quickly block him from texting or I will receive a barrage of messages full of criticism, blame, judgment, analyzation, and demands. I also need to quickly put on noise canceling headphones when he leaves the room because he has a habit of yelling from the hallway or the room on the other side of the wall, where he often insists on staying. That’s a huge trigger for me.
I don’t know how I could better communicate and maintain this boundary. We are supposed to move to a different state at the end of the month. I’m growing increasingly worried that this behavior is never going to stop. Therapy only seems to have equipped him with new words and concepts that he uses to manipulate situations and me.
He comes from a family of people who “need to be right” and have a habit of needing to have the last word. While he has been exploring resurfacing trauma, I’ve seen him begin to engage in those same behaviors. I realize he was bullied, neglected, and abused as a child but it is not excuse to carry out similar patterns of overwhelming domination and psychological abuse in adulthood. Stonewalling a person (sometimes for weeks at a time) until you get what you want is a form of manipulation and control.
I am disabled and unable to work, but don’t qualify for benefits. I don’t like having to rely on him and don’t like feeling stuck in the situation. I don’t have family to call on and friends have fall into the wayside since the pandemic began because I need to take precautions because I’m immunosuppressed. I want to believe that this behavior can and will change, but I have no “plan B” if it doesn’t. He controls the money and most things are in his name. I can’t drive and I’m feeling pretty concerned for the future.
Thoughts? Advice?
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2023.05.28 13:48 d0lli_gxts 19 [F4M] #SATX / #US/EU - Sweet & nerdy, queer brat craving to be tamed & structure by intelligent daddy/mommy Dom. " Hello, you. "

𝙎𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚; I will NOT, respond to low effort messages. I put a lot of effort into writing this, trying to be clear and concise, PLEASE match that! Flood my inbox, I enjoy that! :D Long adventure ahead, traveler. Buckle up! 🎀
Hello there! My name is Aspen, I'm 19, & will be 20 in less than 3 weeks from now. I'm a sweet brat, that is ultimately looking for a forever Dom to start fresh with and can take care of her fully, soul, body & mind. I'm looking for a LONG-TERM ROMANTIC DYNAMIC! I post every now and again, and I've decided to sit down and rewrite myself a bit better!
( 𝙏𝙞𝙣𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙮-𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙚; There are photos of me on my profile, but I'm happy to share more photos of my face when comfortable! ) 🎀
Now, I do have some must-haves if you are to DM me! • ꒰ I'm okay with just about anyone (21+) as long as you don't look your age/look good for your age, and can be mature when asked of you. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ • ꒰Please have experience or willing to learn about neurodivergent people! ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ • ꒰ Please be 420, piercing/tattoos, mental health friendly (you do not have to participate in 420, just be friendly/non-judgemental about me doing it!) ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ • ꒰Please be experienced through research/knowledge, and practical experience with kink/BDSM in general. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・
That concludes my must-haves!
Next up on this adventure is about me!
Heyo! My name is Aspen, as we know. I'm a neurodivergent & autistic switch, with a sub lean! I work as a graphic designer, and I'm also an on-stage performer for theatre/actress for work, and I love my job!
A big pintical part of me as a person, is that I am neurodivergent, and a high needs sub in addition to that. Kink IS a lifestyle for me, and I need a Dom that can make time for someone like me. I absolutely adore descriptive partners, and ultimately, DO need that as apart of my accomodations as it allows me to better understand you and helps me process things better! It's also important to say I have bpd, please do your research/be experienced with mood disorders like that as well! I can be a bit of handful, don't waste your time with me if you are not willing to take the time to understand me as I am for you.
Heres a bit about what I do, my hobbies and special interests!
I adore baking/cooking, history/periodic stuff. Theatre Arts, arts n crafts, sewing, wood working, and so so much more! I absolutely love bugs and some insects, and my favorites are bagworm moth caterpillars, death head hawk moth, and lace bugs! I can/and most likely will go on and on about how much I appreciate them and why we should protect them at all cost! I've been studying bugs since I was about 6, and they are my comfort special interests. More so a trauma response, but yeah! A new thing I've been investing my time in, is writing lore for a new stuffed animal of mine! And I'd absolutely love to tell you all about my sweet boy! (Stuffed Animal) If you're interested in doing so! His name is Oswald, and a monster many of my stuffed animals, I love him deathly.
Looks are important, soooo! Down below, I've attached a description of me. I'm 4'11, 96 pounds/generally slim, have 6 piercings (3/6 are facial),big sparkly eyes, button nose, big & pretty smile, and a nice butt! Generally my style is alternative, (romantic goth, fairy, & gloomy coquette!) But my style is generally ever changing, and evolving always. I'm also a sucker for pretty lingerie and heels.
More nerdy facts about me are, I'm heavily into dnd (it's a hyperfixation), getting into Star Wars and, I plan on doing a marvel marathon soon! I'm currently having a Harry Potter marathon. I'm heavily into psychology and true crime. I adore learning about what makes the brain honk and twist in ways and what not! It also helps me understand myself more and more. I adorreeeeee history, and have a bunch of history facts logged into the back in my brain; maybe we can go on endless conversations about some we've beven thinking of. Like I said, I adore history and periodic stuff, what's an era you enjoy or idolize?
Now, what am I looking for you may be asking? Read along!
I'm looking for a long-term dynamic, that can not only be sexual, but romantic! I'm looking for an caring, compassionate and nurturing person who isn't just looking for a quick fix/fling. I'm looking for someone that will take the time to earn my submission, and learn me as a sub. The end goal is to be owned, soul, body, & mind. I'm a sapiosexual in nature, and I love intelligence, and intellectuals. If you can write walls of texts, and tell me everything that fascinates you, you are my type entirely. Take control of me, and tell me sweet nothings.
( 𝙏𝙞𝙣𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙮-𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙚; If you live near by, or even in the same city, I'd absolutely adore to go on a cute little date (sfw), to further get to know each-other. I'm also open to relocation if/when I'm comfortable, and if/when that comes up in the future!) 🎀
I have 7 years of experience in general BDSM and more, out of trauma unfortunately, however I am on the personal adventure of healing, I'm currently 2 years self harm free, on the road to 3 years! Back on track however, I would prefer someone with atleast some experience. I'm looking to indulge and get to know a dominant, before I'm to accept him in as "mine". I'm looking to have a foundation dynamic of cg/l, with other things added into the recipe (Sub/Dom, Pet/Owner, etc etc.). Nothing is completely set in stone, but this is what I primarily want, though it is on the table to discuss!
My preferred submissive style is very mixed. I'm a little at heart, and someone who has pet temdicies aswell. Kink is a lifestyle for me and thus, I'm looking for a tpe style dynamic, but nothing is set in stone and everything can be discussed to fit both of our needs and quirks!
Structure is really, really important to me and I'd truly love to have rules, punishment and reward system, a schedule perhaps, and just general stability provided and given. I also have some more extreme and rougher kinds, so preferably someone that's willing to do some of that. I like effort and consistency in a partner, and especially people who know and can accurately identify what they want/are looking for; I don't want to be an experiment! My love languages are love letters, parallel play & additionally time together, physical touch and that sums most of em up! I'm looking for someone that is ultimately sweet, stern, sadistic in all the right ways, but nurturing and can protect me. Someone patient is definitely a must, and someone who can communicate effectively and very concisely! I struggle with communication, so having a Dom to work with me through situations, and being patient with me is much needed and appreciated.
Onto what I'm NOT looking for, do not pm/dm, chat or message me, if you; are looking for a fling, fwb or nsa. This being said, I also am not looking for "discreet" people, starting affairs, or anything illegal. Like I've said, I'm looking for something long-term and fulfilling, not something short and sexually relieving for a few hours.
I AM OKAY, with single people, couples (consensual), people of ANYY gender! In a relationship, I'd say I admire someone who isn't serious all the time, and someone who is confident in who they are and who they're with; don't be ashamed to be seen with me, or distant in public. Hold my hand, look at me like I'm the prettiest thing in the room. Be proud of me, just as I am you. Be confident in what you can/have to offer.
I'm a very sweet, caring, loving, and otherwise; affectionate person. I will try my best to accommodate you (within reason), and support you! I'd prefer someone who isn't busy day in-and-day out, (if you have plans stacked from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, we won't work.) as like I said, I'm a high needs sub. But I definitely can give you space when you need it and respect you when you go to work, I'm a hopeless romantic when I attach to you and I write love letters from the heart to remind you how much I love and appreciate you, and much more. I'm a huge experimentalist, and don't mind much but I do have my limits; primarily I don't have anything I'm wanting to try as of late, nor am I looking in particular to try something new. A major plus about me is, I have a very long and in-deph kink list (and more importantly, a limit list.) I also prefer if you weren't heavily religious, traditional, or political (preachy types.), or anti-lgbtq+. As long as you aren't an asshole and put effort in, I will be willing to talk to you!
YOU SHOULD BE/ARE; I'd personally prefer if you were chubby, for built-in cuddle machine, though it's not an absolute must. Over 21, and also neurodivergent. A woman OR bearded, tattooed, or have piercings. Queer preferably. Goofy/silly sometimes, can hold a conversation/good conversationalist and have time for me/willing to make time for me as I am for you. And of course match with what I'm looking for and what I want. Similar taste and interests.
To wrap this up, to start of the conversation, send me a DETAILED introduction ( no, bare minimum doesn't count. >:c ), of yourself, and in it, please answer one of the following questions; What is your favorite bug or insect, your favorite musical (no Disney doesn't count, to make it extra hard), not a fan of either? How was your day/night yesterday? I'd love to call and get to know you, as I think we can better understand eachother. and I also need it as it helps comprehend your tone and such.
Even if you're not interested, thanks for coming along on this adventure, traveler, here's 58 tokens for your troubles, good luck! 🎀
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2023.05.28 13:48 Timbo_Slice_77 Am i the only one😂

Am i the only one😂
I've listened to the album on repeat deadass like 8 times already😂🔥 this gotta be some of Durks best work! Cant wait for the tour to hit Burque ayeee! Finna be litttt
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2023.05.28 13:48 Cryhavok101 Yet Another Pile of My Bad Decisions - Vulcan Theme Build

The theme of this build is to bring out the feel of a Vulcan Command Fleet ship. From what I could tell, they used sci ships as the workhorses of their fleet, the traditional place of cruisers. So I wanted to basically use one of the vulcan themed sci ships in as cruiser-like a role as I could get it... while still acting like a sci ship.
I decided that that was going to involve drawing aggro, and handling having that aggro. I hesitate to label this a tank, because I have no intention of actually running any content with it that actually needs a tank. I don't usually inflict my theme builds on groups attempting elite content. So this is more of a "keep the PUG alive" style of tank, than anything you'd ever find in a DPS race HSE run.
Essentially this is a plasma-based DEWsci ship, with a threat and survival theme. The build makes quite a few off-meta choices, like the decision to use embassy sci consoles for their threat generating abilities, rather than the more traditional research station consoles that could boost my exotic and ctrlx stats much better.
Highly Specialized and the Research Lab Scientist Doffs help mitigate the lack of stat-boosting consoles. And Precision Multitargetting does a lot better than I thought it would at making up for the small number of Tac boff slots, by letting me use the subsystem targeting abilities native to all sci ships in order to have access to FAW while using my tac slots for other things.
Overall it's not perfect by any means, and has plenty of room for improvement, even keeping to my theme. Especially in the personal traits, where eventually I would like to add Boilmer to improve the cooldown situation. Inspiring Leadership and psychological warfare to further improve the ship's epg and ctrlx stats. Menacing and Enlightened would be pretty perfect for the ship. And maybe Fulcrum Shift, Fragment of AI Tech, and/or Cyclic Power Capacitors could all benefit this ship quite a lot more than what I have now.
I'm also planning on replacing the 3 fleet dranuur dual beam banks with something else. Right now I've got an internal debate on just normal [ctrd] focused ones or crafted [over] ones for fun. The dranur proc, like all procs, just doesn't do much, so despite being fine for the theme, I can replace it with something more interesting without feeling bad at all.

Captain Details

Captain Name  Arora   
Captain Career  Engineering   
Captain Faction  Starfleet   
Captain Race  Vulcan   
Primary Specialization  Intelligence   
Secondary Specialization  Strategist   

Space Skill Tree

Rank  Engineering    Science    Tactical   
Lieutenant      Improved Shield Restoration  Advanced Shield Capacity  Advanced Energy Weapon Training   
Lt. Commander  Improved Electro-Plasma System Flow  Advanced Impulse Expertise  Improved Control Expertise  Improved Drain Expertise  Advanced Targeting Expertise   
  Full Impulse Energy Shunt    Control Amplification  Drain Infection     
Commander        Shield Hardness  Advanced Weapon Amplification  Advanced Weapon Specialization 
Captain      Advanced Exotic Particle Generator  Advanced Long Range Targeting Sensors  Advanced Hull Penetration  Shield Weakening 
Admiral    Engineering Readiness    Scientific Readiness  Coordination Protocols  Tactical Readiness 
          Defensive Coordination   
          Offensive Coordination   
0 Points Left    19    20   

Space Skill Unlocks

Purchases  Engineering  Science  Tactical 
Emergency Power to Shields III  Engineering Team III  Directed Energy Modulation III 
Battery Expertise  Sector Space Travel Speed  Threat Control 
Emergency Power to Engines III  Auxiliary Power to the Emergency Battery III  Eject Warp Plasma III 
10    Maximum Shield Capacity  Projectile Critical Chance 
12    Auxiliary Power to Structural Integrity Field III  Boarding Parties III 
15    Starship Perception  Energy Critical Chance 
17    Auxiliary Power to Inertial Dampers III  Aceton Beam III 
20      Accuracy 

Ship Loadout: Sh'vhal Temporal Science Spearhead

Slot  Item 
Fore Weapon 1  Advanced Piezo-Plasma Beam Array  
Fore Weapon 2  Advanced Fleet Dual Plasma Beam Bank 
Fore Weapon 3  Advanced Fleet Dual Plasma Beam Bank 
Fore Weapon 4  Advanced Fleet Dual Plasma Beam Bank 
Aft Weapon 1  Omni-Directional Plasma Beam Array  
Aft Weapon 2  Plasmatic Biomatter Auto-Turret 
Aft Weapon 3  Altamid Modified Plasma Omni 
Deflector  [Elite Fleet Intervention Protomatter Deflector Array ]() Mk XV [ColCrit][CtrlX]x2[EPG][Sh/HullCap] Epic 
Secondary Deflector  Deteriorating Secondary Deflector Mk XV [+Chance][CtrlX][EPG/ShdHeal][EPG][ProjDmg] Epic 
Impulse Engines  [Prevailing Fortified Impulse Engines ]() Mk XV [Spd] Ultra Rare 
Warp Core  Revolutionary Warp Core Mk XV [A->W][ACap][EPS] Epic 
Shields  [Revolutionary Covariant Shield Array ]() Mk XV [Cap]x3[Cp/Rg][Reg] Epic 
Devices  Red Matter Capacitor 
  Kobyashi Maru Transponder 
  Deuterium Surplus 
  Reactive Armor Catalyst 
3 Engineering Consoles  Altamid Modified Swarm Processor Mk XV Epic 
  Console - Zero-Point Energy Conduit Mk XV Epic 
  Console - Universal - Hull Image Refractors Epic 
4 Science Consoles  Console - Universal - Piezo-Electric Focuser Mk XV Ultra Rare 
  Console - Science - Plasma-Generating Weapon Signature Amplifier Mk XV Ultra Rare 
  Console - Science - Plasma-Generating Weapon Signature Amplifier Mk XV Ultra Rare 
  Console - Science - Plasma-Generating Weapon Signature Amplifier Mk XV Epic 
4 Tactical Consoles  Console - Tactical - Energetic Protomatter Matrix Infuser Mk XV Epic 
  Console - Tactical - Energetic Protomatter Matrix Infuser Mk XV Epic 
  Console - Tactical - Energetic Protomatter Matrix Infuser Mk XV Epic 
  Console - Tactical - Energetic Protomatter Matrix Infuser Mk XV Epic 
T6-X Universal Console  Console - Tactical - Fek'ihri Torment Engine Mk XV Epic 

Officer Details

Bridge Officers  Power 
Commander Science-Temporal Operative  Entropic Redistribution I  
Engineered Soldier (Space)  Chronometric Inversion Field I  
  Very Cold in Space III  
  Gravity Well III  
Lt. Commander Universal-Command  Emergency Power to Shields I  
Engineered Soldier (Space)  Auxiliary to Structural I  
  Call Emergency Artillery I  
Lt. Commander Tactical  Best Served Cold I  
Leadership + Superior Space Warfare Specialist  Attack Pattern Beta I  
  Kemocite-Laced Weaponry III  
Lieutenant Science  Tractor Beam I  
Astrophysicist  Photonic Officer I  
Ensign Engineering  Emergency Power to Weapons I  

Traits & Duty Officers

Trait  Name  Description 
Personal Traits  Accurate  Space Trait. Improves the accuracy of space weapons. 
  Automated Rerouting  Chance to receive a Shield Heal when activating any Bridge Officer ability. 
  Beam Barrage  Gain Beam Damage when activating Beam skills 
  Beam Training  Increases Damage from your [[Beam Weapon
  EPS Manifold Efficiency  Space Trait. When you use Emergency Power to Auxiliary, Emergency Power to Engines, Emergency Power to Shields, or Emergency Power to Weapons, this trait causes all of your other power levels to gain a moderate subsystem boost. When you use any Battery, this trait causes all of your other power levels to gain a large subsystem boost. 
  Grace Under Fire  Space Trait. If you take more than 20% of your hitpoints in damage within a 5 second period, the cooldown on [[Ability: Miraculous Repairs
  Operative  Increases Critical Chance and Critical Severity. 
  Particle Manipulator  Improved Criticals for Exotic Damage, based on Particle Generators 
  Warp Theorist  Space Trait. Improves your Warp Core Potential skill, which increases all power levels of your ship. Also improves Electro-Plasma Systems, which improve power transfer and regeneration rates aboard your ship. 
Starship Traits  Digital Compilation  - While this trait is slotted, whenever an enemy of Frigate rank or higher is defeated after receiving [Exotic Damage] from you, they will be transformed into a Digitizer Probe which will chase nearby enemies, dealing Plasma Damage to any that they are near. You may have up to 5 Digitizer Probes active at a time from this Trait. Enermies digitized by this Trait will not Warp Core Breach. 
  Emergency Weapon Cycle  - While this starship trait is active, using Emergency Power to Weapons will also reduce weapon power cost and increase your weapon fire rate moderately. 
  Highly Specialized  - Game Description: Make the most of your bridge officer specialists! Each time one of their abilities is activated, it will cause all other specialist bridge officer abilities to recharge more quickly, allowing them all to be used more frequently. In addition, you will gain a boost to Starship Hull Repair, Starship Weapon Specialization and Starship Particle Generators skills. This skill buff stacks up to 5 times. 
  Improved Gravity Well  - Your Gravity Well anomalies last twice as long, and recharge much faster. Additionally, the primary foe targeted by your Gravity Well activation will have their damage resistance rating reduced for the duration of the anomaly. 
  Precision Multi-Targeting  Activating any Subsystem Targeting ability will additionally grant you Fire at Will I and +100 Accuracy Rating for 10 seconds. 
  Totally Lost All Control  While your ship is above 80% Shield Capacity, activating a Shield Healing Bridge Officer Ability will redirect a portion of the expended restorative energy and temporarily overclock your starship weapons, granting them a significant boost to both Critical Chance and Critical Severity for a few seconds. This effect can only be triggered once every several seconds. 
Space Reputation Traits  Energy Refrequencer  Heals Hull when Dealing Damage 
  Precision  Increases your Critical Hit Chance in space combat. 
  Chrono-Capacitor Array  Reduces Bridge Officer Recharge Times 
  Advanced Targeting Systems  Slightly increases critical severity in space combat. 
  Auxiliary Power Configuration - Defense  In space combat you gain a bonus to Maximum Hull HP, Maximum Shield HP, Kinetic Damage Resistance Rating and Energy Damage Resistance Rating that scales based on your Auxiliary Power Level. 
Duty Officers  Shield Distribution Officer  [SP] Attack Pattern Beta restores hull when firing 
  Armory Officer  [SP] Chance to set a random second subsystem offline when using Subsystem Targeting attacks 
  Gravimetric Scientist  [SP] Chance to create an aftershock Gravity Well 
  Research Lab Scientist  [SP] Increased Skills from using Ensign Bridge Officer Abilities 
  Research Lab Scientist  [SP] Increased Skills from using Lieutenant Bridge Officer Abilities 
  Research Lab Scientist  [SP] Increased Skills from using Lt Commander Bridge Officer Abilities 
  Research Lab Scientist  [SP] Increased Skills from using Lt Commander Bridge Officer Abilities 
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2023.05.28 13:47 v_rose23 Need to bring in professionals with a two week time limit, dad hesitant

So I’m in the middle of a massive clean out of the apartment I share with my 76 year old dad. He’s always been a hoarder, but I’ve really only just been accepting it now. I’ve been coming out of a severe depressive episode myself. Well we have two weeks from the landlord to clean out all of the excess stuff because there’s been a mouse problem. If we don’t at least get all the stuff and boxes and bins off the floor we’re getting kicked out. I’m calling in a professional for a quote Tuesday morning.
I will say, my dad has been cleaning stuff out - we’ve gotten 40+ bags of trash and recycling out already and more are going out for collection tonight. But personally I still feel like we need a professional to come in. His room as a bunch of boxes and bags lined up against one wall, and all of our closets and some of the kitchen cabinets need to be decluttered. A lot of it is his old stuff. My dad’s idea of “cleaning” is taking stuff he wants to keep and shoving it all together in a box, instead of making places for things and property organizing. I asked why he was reluctant to have people come in and he said he was embarrassed and it was personal stuff and he wanted to see what was being tossed.
I already have a plan where he can store the mementos and things he actually wants to keep. But the vast majority of the stuff in his room rn is old clothes and junk. He doesn’t even have a dresser in his room, because of all the junk.
How do you reassure someone that the stuff that really matters won’t be tossed, when we have such a time limit? Because after these two weeks the stuff is getting out of this apartment regardless, but I’d rather not have to move.
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2023.05.28 13:46 JonNexoid Depressed AI? Do we need to hire a developer or a therapist

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2023.05.28 13:44 SwitchBiAznBoi Bath house experience. Did I do something wrong?

Hey BrosOver30. Tonight (Sunday) I went to the most popular bath house in my city. It’s called 357 Steam in Sydney Australia.
I went in. Paid. Got my towel. Got changed. Stripped down to towel. Took shower.
Spent some time in the dry sauna. The steam sauna. The spa tub. Went up to the bar, ordered myself a long island ice tea. Explored all the rooms in the venue.
Went to the cruising area. Parked myself down there and waited and looked around. Lots of people about just walking around.
Nobody said anything to me. Nobody said hi. Nobody tapped me or led me anywhere. Nothing happened.
I got disappointed and got changed and left. WTF did I do wrong? This was not the bath house experience i had expected. It was very underwhelming.
I literally WANTED just ANYBODY to say ANYTHING TO ME. I wanted to be led off into a room and fucked. But nothing of the sort happened.
What did I do wrong this time?
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2023.05.28 13:44 Responsible_Comb_227 Hi, I'm an Israeli thinking of visiting Lebanon one day

Would you recommend it at all? Im not religious and not wearing any symbols (except a small magen David necklace tucked under the shirt)
What time of the year should I visit, for which regions, I wish to visit Sidon and Sur, is it dangerous for me?
Should I perhaps wait for a quieter time?
Thanks for any responses and tips !!
PS: I think it's relevant to mention that I am a Zionist and I think the definition has been skewed...
I love my Arab neighbours and fellow Arab citizens in Israel and I pray we all understand we can't fight forever, we can prosper and make the whole region prosper if we put our minds to other works other than war!
we have similar cultures (we're back after a long vacation around the world) And I believe we can get to understandings sooner than later and live in peace insha'Allah 🙏.
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2023.05.28 13:43 Empty_Singer_494 My parent never wanted me around. She doesn’t even remember where I went to school

She was in her late 30’s when I was in high school so her memory should have been great . The other day she was going on about me going to a completely different school for junior high and high school. She’s confused about where I met my boyfriend from another town and never went to school with me whom I met after high school. She was going on about how he was at my high school graduation and that he went to school with me . I dated him for two years. It’s numerous examples like these over my life my parent wasn’t involved or cared. She was uninvolved totally and wanted me to leave when I was just in high school. Of course I couldn’t afford that. She made launching very difficult -I worked full time and put myself through college living on my own. She probably doesn’t know I have a bachelors degree or understand what that is. Very disappointing parents.. My family shames me that I am angry at her. I don’t feel affection toward her or my family many years later. I never felt they wanted me around. I moved away from them and don’t feel I can rely on anyone in an emergency
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2023.05.28 13:42 Successful_Bat_8677 In response to hiding 80,000 negative reviews of War Thunder, gamers are preparing a counterattack

In response to hiding 80,000 negative reviews of War Thunder, gamers are preparing a counterattack

At its core, online games are radically different from other industries - one update is often enough to turn diehard fans against their favorite developers. The solution to such crises depends only on the reaction of the developers, and in the case of the Gaijin Entertainment studio, we got a clear demonstration of what annoys the players the most.
War Thunder is a military MMO that has continued to attract more and more players since its release in 2013. The game received an update this month that introduced significant changes to the game's economy that most players didn't like
The developers quickly responded to the dissatisfaction of the community, trying to clarify the situation. In their statement, they even promised to make changes as soon as possible. For players who already voiced their concerns when the new system was first announced, the promise of improvements, the plea for understanding, and the link to the survey weren't enough.
Since the last update, the game has started racking up thousands of new ratings on Steam, the vast majority of which have been negative.
At some point, the monthly counter of new reviews showed about 99.8 thousand. However, everything changed when the majority (as many as 80,000) of these comments were hidden.
It can be assumed that Valve's systems considered the wave of criticism unreasonable "review bombing", that is, a massive deliberate decrease in the game's rating. In accepting this explanation, Steam suppressed all reviews posted at the same time, deeming them unhelpful or irrelevant.
Ignoring initial complaints and hidden feedback on Steam are some of the factors that eventually forced the War Thunder community to take more drastic steps.
The players, mostly grouped around the Reddit dedicated to War Thunder, decided to unite and planned a massive boycott of the game. The action will take place on May 26, i.е. Today.
The response has been overwhelming, with information reaching many corners of the internet and spawning hundreds of truly revolutionary posters or videos urging people to stop playing.
At this stage, the action has become much more important than simply disagreeing with the update. User Ic3b3rgS explains in his post:
This year is decisive for the game. This year has been a year of growth for War Thunder. Since 2022, there has been a steady growth in the player base, and all the company can see in these moments is future profits. Even after the game has become increasingly complex over the years, the player base is growing. Surely that means everyone is happy? All they can think about is seizing the moment and earning even more. More premium, more grind, more money. The game base needs to show this, if taken too far, all that growth can be easily lost. Gaijin is not going to go bankrupt anytime soon. The only language they speak is earnings charts and growth charts. Their first decision in the event of a riot would be to control the damage. Delay and waiting. The Gaijin are scared, but they won't give up so easily. Senior management must come to the conclusion that in the long run it is more profitable to improve the economy and maintain growth than to alienate the players and risk the stable growth that we have been on. If we fail and this game rises to the top of this economy, there will be no going back. There won't be another chance. Countless players have already come forward to protest. They think we've done enough already. That somehow we've already won. Nothing has changed and most likely won't change in the near future. A snail can eat and earn money, but she needs to be shown where the limit is. Whatever happens in the next few weeks will determine the game we will be playing in 2, 3, 5 years. Predatory monetization will not stop so easily. And it will affect everyone from f2p players to whales who have invested five figures in the game. Everyone will suffer if the economy stays the same or worsens. Stay active. If you can, don't play this game on the 26th. Log in if you don't want to end the streak. But don't play a single match. Get out of it as soon as possible. Even if it's 5%, it's still a drop. This will demonstrate that we can show our dissatisfaction and not "keep it only in the forums" as they would like. Don't delete negative reviews at the first cute message from Snails. This is what they expect from us, what we have always done. And look what it led to.
As a free-to-play game, War Thunder has relied on specific monetization models for years, which have always caused some dissatisfaction. However, in this case, this measure has exhausted itself.
Representatives from Gaijin Entertainment did not respond to these specific allegations, but they issued an additional apology on the game's official website 2 days ago.
From the accompanying information, we can learn that fixing the economic system is currently a priority for the developers, and they plan to publish a detailed plan of their actions before June 14th.
However, users noticed that at the same time, a suspicious, easily perceptible change took place on the War Thunder website. The Steam logo has disappeared from the graphic that is immediately visible upon entering their site - indicating the platforms on which the game is available.
However, the game itself is still available on the Valve platform. It can be assumed that the developers decided to take this step in the face of incoming unfavorable feedback. However, this would be another form of avoidance of responsibility.
This minor detail also got its own thread on Reddit, where, in summary, players found this behavior shameful.
The end of this issue is still very far away - it will come after the boycott ends and the developers start trying to fix the system. However, this is one of the most impressive examples of how players unite to fight for the future of their favorite game.
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