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2023.05.30 20:30 p1nk-myst Low oil pressure

Hi all, i've noticed lately that my oil pressure has been rather low when hot idle. Usually when driving it hits 45 and while hot idle sits at 30 but lately its been sitting at ab 15 hot idle and i have to be pressing pretty hard on the gas for it to reach 45 or it will be at 45 until the gears shift and drop down to 30. There are no leaks coming from the oil filter housing and I havent been able to get a good look at the oil pump to check that out. It looks like there is a leak coming from the oil circulation tube so that could also be a reason for low oil pressure but I make sure to check my oil regularly clean up the leak site and refill oil when needed until im able to fix the tube leak. Please LMK if you have an idea's it will be greatly appreciated as this is my daily driver.
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2023.05.30 20:22 MyRealUser Buying a used 2021 car from a dealership. How critical is PPI?

The car I'm looking to buy is a Kia, but it's being sold by a Hyundai dealership. Someone traded it in for another vehicle. It's been on the road for 22 months and has less than 15k miles on it. Looks and drives like new. My understanding is that it's still under Kia's warranty of 5 years / 60k miles, and the carfax is clean, showing one private owner in my area and oil/filter change at 8k miles. So my biggest concern is if the car was in an accident and somehow the damage was not reported. The price is about $500 below KBB.
Getting the car to a mechanic is a bit of a hassle. Mechanics in my area are booked 1-2 weeks in advance. The dealer will not hold the car for that long (nor should they, as I know most buyers will not require a PPI). I guess my question is, should I buy it without PPI or should I insist on getting it inspected?
Thanks in advance.
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2023.05.30 20:16 dwredbaker Our name must be guarded before all as the most important treasure we have~D. W. "Red" Baker

Ecclesiastes 10:1-3~"Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool."
"Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour"
I hate flies, but dead ones in certain places is even worse.
  1. Apothecary is one that prepares and sells drugs for medicinal purposes, the business now we call druggist, or pharmaceutical chemist.
  2. Here is a poetic, proverbial, and very powerful metaphor to emphasize protecting one's reputation, especially so one who is known for wisdom and being in a place of honour.
  3. We only wish we had been taught this great lesson while still in our youth. But, yet knowing this all important truth, it is not easy to let this slip and fall into some type of sin whereby we give place for other to speak evil of our name and the God that we serve.
"So doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour"~All it takes is a little folly, just as flies are so small yet cause so much stink if in the apothecary's ointment!
Though God forgives all sins, yet the damage is done, and cannot be reversed! It generally has lasting effect on so many people.
Proverbs 22:1~"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving kindness than silver or gold."
Your reputation is an asset far more important than anything you can buy. The respect of others and their affection for you is an asset you should pursue with great zeal. Your character is a precious treasure that you should enhance each day by wise choices.
What do people think, when they hear your name? Do they think graciousness, godliness, diligence, and faithfulness? Is your name sweet to their ears and thoughts? How do they speak of you to others? Are you often praised in your absence? Do others crave your company? Do they want to honor you with affection, gifts, and service?
Or is your name a bitter thought? Do they think harshness, selfishness, stubbornness, pride, moodiness, or indiscretion? Do they try to avoid you? Do they avoid you? When others talk about you, do they have to make excuses for your conduct? Do they pass over you for invitations or assignments, because you are more irritating than pleasing?
You cannot ignore these questions and be wise. Your reputation and relationships are a great measure of your life. Stop and examine your reputation with others. What others think of you is a far more accurate picture of your life than what you think about yourself, for you have an obvious bias to distort facts in your favor, and you have a deceitful heart that is deeply infatuated with yourself (Pr 16:2; 20:6; 21:2; Jer 17:9; Gal 6:3).
Some people are used as well known examples of specific virtues or all virtues. Others are used as examples of poor character and problems. How is your name used? Are you spoken about affectionately and respectfully, or critically and negatively? Many have no outstanding virtues at all, so they pass through life without any honor or favor, which shows a lack of diligence and priority in pursuing godliness and virtue.
What is a good name? It is not your parents’ choice of a distinguished combination of syllables that sounds sophisticated, classy, or pleasant. It is not merely being named after a respected ancestor. Your bare name has no value at all. Solomon used “good name” as a metonym for a good reputation. He exhorted his son to emphasize having a good reputation with God and good men as one of the chief goals of life (Pr 3:4).
What is loving favour here? It is not giving love and favour to others, but rather receiving love and favour from others. It is obtaining affection and respect from other virtuous persons. It is obtaining their acceptance and approval of your life. Of course, reaching such a position requires you to carefully rule your conduct to please others. It requires consistent righteous behavior to hold the esteem and trust of others (Eccl 10:1).
The proverb has an ellipsis, which is missing words that shorten the sentence and give it boldness. The second clause may be read, “And loving favour is to be chosen rather than silver and gold.” These words taken from the first clause are important to fill out the whole sense of the proverb. A comparison and choice is being taught in both clauses.
In each case it is your choice. You can choose a good reputation and the loving approval of others. It is your choice. Both should be a priority. Both are more important than other measures of success. Circumstances or discrimination are excuses for foolish or lazy men who have not properly pursued these important goals. A wise man will pursue both.
What is the lesson? You should put great emphasis on your reputation and relationships. While many men chase financial and professional success with all their might, Solomon exhorted his son to value his reputation and relationships higher than these other goals. He wanted his son to grow in favor with God and men, and he ranked the importance of this achievement as more valuable than great riches (Pr 3:4; I Sam 2:26; Luke 2:52).
How do you measure by Solomon’s lesson? How important is your reputation to you? Is it more important than any amount of money or success? Do you work harder to improve your name than to get ahead financially? How much do you value the esteem and respect of good men? Do you regularly examine your conduct to be without offence? Do you go out of your way to make sure each thing you do is done very well for all concerned?
God measures you by what others think. You cannot please God and offend good men at the same time. It is impossible. If you are pleasing God and keeping His commandments, you will please others (I Sam 18:14-16; I John 5:2). And your family and close friends do not count, for it is your reputation before good men that is the key. You can easily tell a person’s character by the number and kind of friends he has. These facts do not lie.
Of course, others’ opinions are not your only measure, or the most important (John 5:44). But they are a measure. You foolishly deceive yourself to approve your life and conduct, if good men and women have a low regard of you. Joseph and Daniel were highly regarded even as captives in foreign lands by their excellent spirits and blameless lives.
Demetrius had a great name and reputation of the apostles and all men (III John 1:12); Timothy was highly regarded both before and after he met Paul (Acts 16:1-2; Phil 2:19-22). This high measure of a good reputation in the world is a necessary qualification for the bishops of Jesus Christ’s churches (I Tim 3:7). How do you measure up?
A good reputation before the world is possible, but some ungodly men will not appreciate your righteousness (I Thess 4:12; I Pet 2:12; Dan 6:3-5; Luke 6:26). Solomon primarily intended good and wise men, who know the heart and will of God and measure other men by godliness. Compromise or friendship with the world is a trait of sinners (Jas 4:4).
Your opinion of yourself is quite worthless. It is usually contrary to fact. People with good reputations generally think poorly of themselves, which keeps them humble and sensitive to others; but those with bad reputations think themselves quite desirable, leading to offensive arrogance. The difference between humble modesty and self-righteousness is a large part of a good name, which is built on low self-esteem.
Your great goal is to grow in “loving favour” with God and men, as did Samuel and the Lord Jesus Christ (3:4; I Sam 2:26; Luke 2:52). This happens when you keep the two great commandments – love of God and love of neighbor. The “loving favour” of the proverb is how God and others treat you, which you can choose by living a consistent life of godliness and love toward them. An excellent spirit will cause others to love you.
So great are these goals – your reputation and esteem by others – they should exceed any other goal. Men work long days of hard labor for many years to get rich, but building a good name and reputation are more important. If you had a choice between a good reputation and precious ointment, which was of great value in Israel’s very dry climate and provided much personal pleasure, you should choose the good name (Eccl 7:1).
Consider your funeral (Pr 10:7). The memory of just men is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot. How will you be remembered? How long will you be remembered? Will your memory bring pleasant thoughts to hearts? Or will most cringe and be relieved? The number of persons, and their character, and their reaction at a funeral say a great deal.
You have two names. Your first name is your personal name, a unique identifier among the billions on earth. How you live and treat others creates the reputation of your first name. God gave you that name at birth with a blank reputation. What have you done with it since? You have either enhanced it or damaged it. With a single word, your name, reactions and thoughts are triggered in others. What are those thoughts?
Your second name is your surname or family name. How your family lives and treats others creates its reputation. Do you promote your family name? Or are you letting it decay? Do others desire to be with your family? Or have they been offended enough to back away? Do others want to marry into your family to obtain an interest in a good name? A good surname takes consistent godliness from many different persons.
David had a great name in the Bible. His name was much set by in Israel (I Sam 16:18; 18:30). Though Saul was king with a princely son, Jonathan and the nation loved David, for he was better than any other (I Sam 18:1-16). Everyone wanted to be with David, be like David, or be married to David. He earned this by being gracious, humble, and wise at all times. God chose this man, though a sinner, as an example of a great name in Israel.
Blessings at Solomon’s coronation included having a name greater than his father David’s name, which was easily the greatest in Israel (I Kings 1:47). Even God compared all later kings to David, and he was described as a man after God’s own heart. What a goal! How do you measure up, reader? Good fathers will want their sons to exceed them in reputation and loving favour, for they will know the many mistakes they have made.
Nabal was the opposite. He was churlish – overbearing, harsh, and difficult (I Sam 25:2). His name meant fool, and even his wife said he was a fool (I Sam 25:25). He was a man of Belial – wicked and profane. The Lord let him think about dying for ten days before killing him, so David could marry his beautiful wife right after his funeral (I Sam 25:39).
Consider Joseph. Though a slave, he earned the loving favour of God and Potiphar by his exemplary conduct (Gen 39:1-6). Though charged with attempted rape, he earned the loving favour of God and the jailor (Gen 39:19-23). Though a long-term prisoner, he earned the loving favour of God and Pharaoh (Gen 41:38-45; Acts 7:10). Anyone who says their circumstances or past have poorly affected their name is just making excuses.
Consider Daniel. Though a captive eunuch from a strange, small country, he earned the loving favour of God and Ashpenaz, the prince of the eunuchs in Babylon (Dan 1:9). Though living a public life for many decades, his enemies could not find a single error or fault by which to accuse him to the king (Dan 6:1-5). What a role model for young men!
What can you do to build your name and reputation and win the loving favour of others?
Everything you do every day contributes toward your reputation and the favour of others. No matter how small or large, the accumulated effect of your words and actions combine to give God and men an appraisal of your character and faithfulness. Therefore, it is your solemn duty and privilege to keep your heart, lips, and feet with all prudent diligence.
Graciousness is the greatest trait for a good name and the loving favour of others, for it can win the friendship of kings and cause women to be always honored (Pr 22:11; 11:16). It is the perfect combination of gentleness, kindness, humility, and cheerfulness that makes men and women charming and delightful. How gracious are you?
Men love those who help build their lives (Pr 27:9,17; Ps 141:3). Are you a tree of life to others (Pr 11:30; 15:4)? Do they benefit by being around you (Pr 9:8; 25:12; 28:23)? Do they seek you for help? Would you help fellow prisoners like Joseph did? Or your captors like Daniel did? Or a lustful king like Esther did? Or many widows like Dorcas did?
Is your speech a healing balm, a sarcastic whip, or a foolish noise? Men love pleasant and good words that are kind, gentle, friendly, and helpful (Pr 12:18; 16:24; 18:21; 25:11). Is your speech always gracious with only a slight saltiness of rebuke to it (Col 4:6)?
Charity never fails! If you learn and apply the fifteen phrases describing true love (I Cor 13:4-7), your name will blossom as a beautiful flower. If your name is not great and your friends are few, it is evidence you have not learned true love. Charity never fails!
Just a little folly can spoil a reputation quickly (Eccl 10:1), so you must avoid even the appearance of evil (I Thess 5:22). And you must quickly make amends for offences (Matt 5:23-24). Ruling your spirit constantly is necessary to stay virtuous (Pr 16:32). Paul took extra measures to make sure he could never be accused of dishonesty (II Cor 8:21).
Warren Buffet, one of the world’s richest men and well received most anywhere, knows the wisdom of this proverb. He teaches others, “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you will do things differently.”
John D. Rockefeller, one of the wealthiest men in human history, said, “The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit – a reputation, character.” He also said, “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” This latter idea agrees well with Paul (Ro 12:17; II Cor 8:21).
If you are young, you have an advantage. Your reputation is still being formed, and you should apply yourself with all diligence to make it the very best before God and men. If you are young, you have not made as many mistakes as older persons, meaning you have less to live down. Choose today to make this proverb a high goal and live according to it.
Have you blown your reputation already? Do you think it is too late? It is never too late, if you will repent before God, confess your sins to him, confess your faults to others, and make amends or restitution for any wrongs you have done. David recovered his reputation after terrible sins, and so did Zacchaeus and Peter (Luke 19:1-9; Gal 2:9).
Your name and reputation are daily choices, and you should choose to build them and preserve them more than any other project or goal. You can change your name and reputation, so consider it a blessed privilege, duty, and a high priority for your life. Rather than emphasizing exercise, diet, and sleep to build your body, which has little value to God or men, exercise yourself unto godliness and loving others (I Tim 4:7).
Husband, do you love your wife enough to help build her name and loving favour with others? Parent, do you understand the importance of this proverb as a goal for your children? Diligent efforts should be made every day to make sure your family name and that of each family member is clear of offence. What a wonderful family objective!
If you have taken the name of Jesus Christ as a Christian, it is important that your name and reputation give honor to your religion and its Leader (II Tim 2:19). Be like those of Pentecost, who grew in favor with all the people (Acts 2:47; Phil 2:14-16). Let your life adorn the doctrine of God with glory and beauty (Titus 2:5,8,10). Be like those nameless brethren endorsed by Paul as “the glory of Christ” (II Cor 8:23).
Jesus of Nazareth grew in favour with God and men during his youth (Luke 2:52). He was most gracious in conduct and speech (Ps 45:2; Luke 4:22). Because He loved righteousness and hated wickedness, God’s loving favour blessed Him with the oil of gladness above His fellows (Heb 1:9). His name is above every name by many measures. Choose to have a perfect name, even as His name is perfect in heaven and in earth. ( J. R. Crosby a friend of mine )
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2023.05.30 20:14 GrowPassion My new setup update 8x8

My new setup update 8x8
I tagged it as first time grower, though i had 1 run 3-4 years ago in a 3x3 tent.
Building it piece by piece, and today i installed a 16l tank humidifier, 1 wallfan, and 1 rotating fan blowing over the canopy.
I had some issues 14 days ago with what i think was pests, small White and some Black spots all over, couldnt see and identify properly with s22 picture and zooming. So i made a recipy i found online with veg soap and veg oil+water. I sprayed whole plants and top soil 2 times with 3 days apart.
They got all the spots you can see now the day after, and i removed the first set of leaves on almost all in the big Pots. The last week or so they have been bouncing back with straight leaves on most and I hope im back on track!
I think i May have some ph problems also? I was waiting for new fertz, so I mixed 3 year old Micro and grow ph perfect, 1ml pr liter, and used 2l all in all spread out over these plants. which could have been made worse by the soap pest mix?
Anyone know if ph perfect will stop autocorrecting ph by itself after a certain amount of time stored?
My tapwater was used with ph perfect advanced nutrients for a whole run without ever testing ph or ph problems 3 years ago.
Next on my list to buy is ph meter and EC meter just to be able to meassure and correct if needed.
My new fertz arrived and I made first watering 4 days ago with 1ml I also need to get 2 or 3 6inch smart inline fan with Carbon filter to make surere there will be no smell outside for flower. And another 1000w fc-e or 800 w to fill the rest of the tent with lighting and plants for the next grow.
The big Pot ones is 4 and a half week old, and the small ones are 2 and a half week old, they must have been stunted pretty hard hopefully im on right track again now!
My humidifier (with sensor on back) says 60% RH and my meter in middle of canopy says 45%
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2023.05.30 20:10 Own_Potato Cadillac 4.9 engine maintenance recommendations.

I have a 1994 DeVille with the 4.9 and it seems to idle slightly weird and it usually takes about 2 cranks to start. Its got 89k on it and has new oil, new oil filter, and air filter but that's about it. The performance on it is fine. I'm pretty sure everything in that engine is original except for the belt and power steering area. The previous owner also only ran mid grade instead of premium in it so that might have cuased some issues. Do u guys recommend I do anything to prolong it's life because other then a bit of a weird idle it runs great. I think it just might need new spark plugs but if u guys could recommend anything that be great.
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2023.05.30 20:05 thecorrptedone HELP! Honda GCV160 wont stay running

So this all started at the beginning of spring when i tried to start my mower for the first time and got nothing. Did a full tune up, drained all fluids, cleaned carb, new gas, new oil, new spark plug, new air filter. NOTHING! Replaced carb entirely. It starts and runs, now we are getting somewhere. Start mowing and a few minutes later it dies. More research, check gas cap for clogged vent, seems fine, gas isn’t over filled. More research, drills hole in gas cap for more venting. Same result, buy new cap, again more of the same, starts, runs for a couple minutes and dies. Please help before I go drop a grand on an Ego.
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2023.05.30 19:38 megalomatt Local garage has run out of ideas...

Hi mechanics, I'm having a bad day...
My 2014 Insignia has a mystery problem with only symptoms and so far, no solutions. My local garage has tried to solve it, but they are now stuck and have handed it back to me.
The symptoms:
It will randomly lose acceleration. This causes stalling at lower gears and engine braking at higher speeds. I can catch it with the clutch to prevent it hopping like I'm hitting pot holes. I can occasionally, but not always, accelerate through the jumps and it will sometimes push through. If it starts misbehaving, changing in and out of the same gear seems to help (maybe). It can also infrequently seem fine for a few miles.
The car drives and starts first time (although it turns over for slightly longer than normal). Reverse works fine.
Attempted fixes:
Unrelated recent work:
Car details:
Has anyone got any ideas for next steps please? I don't fancy driving everywhere backwards.
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2023.05.30 19:21 FloatingNumber Oil pressure issues after rebuild

My 2.5 engine has a really low oil pressure. Previous owner replaced the oil pump, filter and oil - didn’t work. Then my mechanic found out that crankshaft bearings were worn out and replaced almost everything - all bearings, pistons, rings, gaskets, etc. After a proper engine rebuild there is still no oil pressure! Like what the heck? Please tell me there is something else that my mechanic didn’t think of?
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2023.05.30 19:17 Objective_Campaign82 Sins of the Father Ch33 (Hellworlder pirates 2)

The Meeting With the Contact
In one of Unity’s darker and less maintained districts, several miles down an unassuming maintenance tunnel, Aster knocked on a rusty steel hatch. The moment her knuckles finished rapping on the metal door hidden mechanisms squeaked as an internal bolt was undone and the door swung open. She heard the soft ween of servos as they struggled against the bulk of the door.
Without a moment of hesitation Astarte strode through the door knowing full well that the dark corners of the room could have held a waiting ambush. It did not do to show any fear when dealing with the mysterious shadow league. She had heard from Greyson how the contacts valued confidence above everything else. She wasn’t sure why, but had followed the advice anyway.
The contacts never worked through proxies. They had no known dead drops. And were notorious for handling everything in person.
It was a strange practice since logic dictated that information brokers as influential as the Shadow league should act with much more caution. But that same flaunting disregard for common convention was the trait that unnerved Astarte the most.
It unnerved her because it proved that the powerful brokers had nothing to fear.
Maybe it was arrogance, but her instincts said otherwise.
The door closed behind her, the harsh clunk telling her that she was now locked in. Soft lights in the room flicked of a slowly grew brighter to a level comfortable to human eyes. Aster’s cybernetic eye went red and flickered through several different spectrums of light as it scanned the room.
“An interesting piece of hardware.” A soft murmuring voice said from behind the desk in the center.
Astarte momentarily ignored the voice as she finished her scan. Her eye picked out only a single camera behind a fake patch of wall that looked completely normal from the outside. She focused on the camera, telling the rooms only other occupant that she was fully aware of the device.
Her scan complete she turned her head to focus of the short fuchsia froglike person within a bubble-like excursion suit. No word in the Union’s common tongue, or her own could pronounce the name of the person before her. Instead the Union had simply labeled them as Toxoid amphibians. A rather cold, but concise name.
There were many defense mechanisms used by prey species to ward off predators. Some opted to be big, strong, and move in large herds like the Trikes. Some just flew away. Others hid. But very few instead went for the survival strategy of being very visible and toxic as hell.
The creature before Astarte was one of only three Toxoid species in the Union. While safe to members of their own species, their skin could instantly paralyzed and kill any non-deathworld species on Femeri. And if Astarte had touched that bright purple skin she would be instantly floored with the worst pain imaginable. Not dead, but really wishing she was.
The Union definition of Toxoid was any highly toxic species, regardless of the atmospheric conditions. Though this particular species did in fact come from a world with high methane and ammonia content, less then Venus, but still deadly to Terrans. The only reason they weren’t classified as deathworlders was because the low gravity and gentle nature of their star made the claim seem a little absurd compared to your average Deathworlder.
The Toxoid met her gaze and held it without fear. Knowing that Astarte wouldn’t/couldn’t do anything to harm them. There face was pulled into a constant smile. Though this was a factor of their facial structure and not any sort of actual pleasure. This, matched with their small colorful appearance gave off the vibes of something small and harmless. An instinct she would have to actively suppress.
“Surprising, most of your kind are overwhelmed with nurturing instincts upon first seeing me. Especially females of your age.” The creature commented. The internal translator of her suit taking the creature’s hypersonic humming and giving it a squeaky, almost cartoonish, tone in galactic common.
“I’ve encountered your kind before, and the pain I felt that day from just one touch is enough to wipe away any cute impressions.”
The creature made a sounding like birds chirping “So its true, humans really can touch us without dying?”
Astarte grimaced at the memory “Yeah, but I sure wished I was dead. Only touched them with my hand, but in seconds my whole body was wracked with the worst pain my nerves could conjure. Couldn’t black out either.”
The Contact looked amused “And yet you survived.” They said pointedly. “We are in our own ways more dangerous than deathworlders. Even the Kruhur leave our few ships alone. As do most pirates. So why would you attack that particular merchant ship six of your Terran years ago?”
Aster wasn’t surprised by their knowledge, the sources of the shadow league stretched far and wide. “They had something I wanted, so I took it.”
The big eyelids of the Toxoid closed slowly. “Yes, weapons grade plutonium. I heard you made good use of it. Such inventive weapons too. Most think fusion weapons are pointless in space compared to pulse cannons and conventional missiles. Leave it to a human to find a way to make good use of an underutilized weapon.”
Astarte kept her face placid, but on the inside she was roiling at the knowledge that the Shadow League knew about the shield breaker cannon.
“You needn’t worry” the Contact continued “the Union doesn’t know, and even if we stole the plans we would be troubled to find crews with the nerve to detonate a super critical mass of plutonium within their own ship. My kind are quite cowardly compared to your people.”
“Fools rush in where angles fear to tread.” Astarte remarked absently. Downplaying their achievements.
The Toxoid leaned forward “and yet those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
This time Astarte couldn’t hide her surprise. “Kennedy? Really?”
More bird chirps “Yes, I am quite amused by human history and the words of your past leaders. Your people strove for the stars long before they had the proper technology to reach them like every other species, on a high gravity world no less. And despite these hurdles you made it to your moon in record time, had stable colonies on a barren world like Mars, and launched one of the most interesting if a bit crude ships. A ship you recently purchased. Had you not met the Union so soon then I believe your people would have continued to shock the galaxy. In some ways your people were cut short, and yet in other ways they were given the opportunity to leap into the future. You are most intriguing, and it would be folly to not keep an eye on you. The Union believes your people to be on the decline, soon to be no longer a threat to their might. I am of a different opinion.”
It was surprising to meet a person who had her completely figured out. From just the subtext Astarte was sure this contact knew all her plans and secrets, or had at least a few very good guesses. And seemed to want to help her out.
Astarte gave the Contact a shrewd glare. “What are you playing at?”
Their heavy eyelids dropped into a lazy half blink before opening back up. She thought the gesture was either one of annoyance or amusement. “A favor, given to the right person, can pay dividends in the future.”
“And what kind of returns are you looking for?”
Another half blink. It probably meant amusement. “That isn’t for me to say. You’ve had a very positive relationship with our agents in Femeri, or Orion as you Terrans call it. it is the League desire to continue nourishing that relationship.”
Suspicious, but one didn’t deal with the galaxy’s most powerful info brokers without some ominous undertones. “Then I take it you know why I’m here.”
Another long blink, this time fully closing their lids. “Yes.”
“Can you tell us where it is?”
“No. Amaterasu was thorough in covering their trail. I can only say that its still on Unity.”
Fuck. Why can’t things ever be easy? “Can you narrow down our search?” Astarte asked changing directions.
“Yes. Property info, delivery schedules, informant reports. And much more. It’ll take time to narrow things down.”
“I’m not short on manpower. Or patience.”
“Good. Now there is just the matter of the price.”
“I get the sinking feeling that you’re not talking credits.” Astarte stated dryly.
“An accurate feeling.” The Contact retorted. “We are an organization of information brokers and middle men, but even we need our own middle men. We cast a wide net to pull in much, but sometimes our needs require a more direct approach.”
“Spies?” Astarte guessed.
“Yes, or simple muscle to get what we need. Lately that muscle has been disappearing, I’m sure you noticed the aggressive way the Station Security treats your kind.”
“Yeah, the charges they tried to stick my men with were downright asinine, never would have stuck.”
Another long blink. “Yes, but the Union doesn’t need to make them stick. You more than most should know that the Union will imprison individuals on suspect of a crime before an investigation can be done to assure innocence.”
Astarte almost heard a click in her head as she connected the dots. The charges had seemed absurd and unfounded, and she had wondered why they bothered. But the Union could, in cases of an extreme crime, arrest and imprison without a trial or evidence. It was one of the major ways the Unions legal system differed from the local laws of the Sol system.
Guilty until proven innocent. It was the precedent that had gotten her mother imprisoned when Aster was four. While they had arrested a terrorist responsible for thousands of deaths and billions in property damage, they didn’t actually have the evidence. And once the lack of evidence had been undeniably proven in a court room Lucile’s sentence was ended and her record expunged of the black mark after spending ten months in the prison on Parox.
Asters throat was tight “How many have been…”
“Thousands. Tens of thousands. I would like to give you a better number, but someone has done a remarkable job at obfuscating that information. People are arrested on petty misdemeanors, if any, and then prosecutors from the central office apply some grander crime. They’re taken to a holding facility, where they stay for a short time before a ship comes to take them to parts unknown.”
“And no one’s done anything about this?”
“Oh, no. There were plenty of riots. But shouting, screaming Deathworlders committing acts of arson and clashing Station Security did little to sway the public. And after the ADCU was born things got even worse for the Terrans.”
“Motherfuckers” Astarte growled through her teeth. She didn’t know where all those people went, but everything so far pointed to some sort of genocide. Unity was purging itself of its Deathworlder nuisance.
“Yes, as effective as the ADCU has been at rooting out actual criminal organizations they have also been a highly effective at smother discontent.”
“And what do you want me to do about it.”
Their head tilted to the side. “You already have an in road with one of their top Officers, one who is the personal protégé of Chief Gin.”
“Do you want me to see where they’re taking people, or figure out why?”
“Both if possible. This has all the odious whiffs of politics, and the League needs to know why the Union is making such bold moves. Any and all information you dig up will be appreciated.”
Astarte drummed her fingers on the desk as she worked through the problems. Something dangerous was happening in the heart of the Union. Something that threatened her own plans. She had idly wondered why Amaterasu had been so bold in making their terraforming equipment disappear, why openly slaughter an entire office of insurance investigators? But now she saw it was par for the course her, and she was only now noticing the rot.
The contacts request was also in her own best interest. She needed to know where this all led.
But you never took the first offer. That was just good business. “It seems to me that our own investigations might help you in yours. I don’t see why we can’t do both at once.”
Another long blink. “You won’t be overextending yourself?”
Aster scoffed “of course not.”
The amphibian’s permanent smile became a little wider, “good. Its always a pleasure working with a professional.”
The contact then reached under their desk to retrieve a small flash drive, preloaded with all the info Aster needed.
“Just a heads up” Aster said as she retrieved the flash drive. “Our plans usually end in chaos and bloodshed.”
“Oh, I know. I’m looking forward to it.” the contact said with a self-amused giggle like gurgling water.
Their business concluded Astarte stood to leave. But the door she entered through didn’t unlock itself. Instead a hidden panel Astarte hadn’t noticed during her scan slid open and revealed a hidden stairway.
Astarte blinked in surprise before shaking her head. never underestimate the Shadow League.
She walked through the door, and ascended several flight of stairs until she exited into the reception room of a small law firm. The Drohodron attendant nodded their furry rabbit like head and gestured towards the exit.
The ride home was mostly uneventful. A group of SS tried to tail her, but some speed walking and a sudden turn down an alley was all it took to shake them.
She left the tram station and entered the industrial district where her ship was moored. She had been so relaxed on her walk back that she even began to whistle a jaunty little tune. She almost mixed the gentle thump behind and slight rush of wind as a blade swept from behind her, nearly taking her head off.
She had only an instant to lean forward to avoid the strike. With the strike barely avoided she took one step forward before drawing Tenken in swinging overhead chop.
Two green tinted blades strapped to her attackers wrists rose into a crossed guard to catch her sword the two of them struggled against each other’s strength. Aster was surprised at the strength the assassin possessed.
They struggled for a few seconds before breaking apart just as swiftly as they had met.
They both took several steps back and began to size each other up.
The assassin was short, standing at maybe 160cm. Their tight-fitting clothes marked the assassin as both human and female. Two curved blades were attached to the assassins wrists, looking like the curved pincers of a praying mantis, which matched the mantis-like mask she wore.
The assassin despite her failed sneak attack, and their inconclusive clash, had the gall to look smug. “Glad to see you haven’t grown weak in our time apart, Daisey.” The assassin gurgled through a heavy voice filter.
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2023.05.30 19:12 SomeJerkOddball Most sectors in Alberta are more optimistic than a few months ago The Owl

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2023.05.30 19:05 nosajh9 i just purchased a 2012 X base model

136k, this has the fb25 engine. paid $6100. changed the bushings and links for the stabilizers front and rear, also spark plugs, air filter, all fluids incl. atf and both front and rear diff. fluids. three drain and refills on the atf with oem subaru atf fluid. cleaned the sensors on the air box and changed out the pcv. thats about it. runs good, showing 23.7 mpg. this is after battery disconnects, so i'll see what happens with that. been checking oil, and i'm at 2800k and its bare barely budged, happy about that as i read these use oil, maybe it had the short block work done, carfax is vague about the repairs. so far so good, price the cam seals leak slightly on the left side, but valvoline maxlife seems to be slowing that down and no drips on the sensors up there, gonna leave it. any known issues with these?
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2023.05.30 19:04 notapantsday Best way to remove biofilm chemically?

Hey guys,
I have a fridge with an ice cube maker. Since there's no water line nearby, we chose a model with a storage tank (about one gallon or 4 liters) that is inside the fridge and is kept cold.
Unfortunately, we were a bit careless in the beginning. We filled the storage tank from a filter pitcher, so the water probably already had a lot of bacteria. We didn't change the water often enough and didn't run the system dry in the winter when we barely use it.
After a year or so, we realized that the ice cubes smelled a bit like old socks when they were melting, so we ran some sodium hypochlorite solution through the system, let it sit for a day and flushed with clean water. That was only a temporary fix though, a few weeks later we had the same smell again.
I suspected that there was a biofilm issue, so I did some research. From what I read, chlorine dioxide is supposed to be better at removing biofilm so I started using that instead. I feel like the effect lasted longer than before, but eventually we got stinky ice cubes again.
The water now comes from a direct-flow RO system (no storage tank) that is used daily and gets regular filter changes. For a while, I considered adding small amounts of chlorine dioxide to the water in the reservoir permanently, but I just can't stand the taste. I bought a silver sponge that is supposed to release silver ions into the water to keep it sanitary, and I think it helped a little, but not permanently. May also be snake oil, I don't know.
Now I think I probably never managed to get completely rid of the biofilm. I've read that it's very difficult to do without mechanical scrubbing. I can take out the tank and clean it with a sponge to remove any biofilm, but I can't do the same with the pipes that disappear inside the machine. Somewhere in line, there's also a pump that moves the water from the reservoir to the ice cube tray.
Is there a better way to remove biofilm from a surface that can't be cleaned mechanically? Would it help to use hot water? Are there other chemicals that work better?
I figure if I can completely remove the biofilm, then change the water frequently and maybe add that silver sponge, it could work out.
Thanks a lot in advance for any advice!
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2023.05.30 19:03 Imposter287 New bike day!!!

Drz400s with supermoto conversion! Super excited for this bike as it is my first, and I honestly cannot find anything wrong with it. 2005 with just over 5000 miles on it. Paid $2800 for it, the guy gave me all factory plastics, 4 oil filters, chain, bike stand, and original manual, and all service records.
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2023.05.30 18:53 jashwin97 Refer Me

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2023.05.30 18:36 OMG-Sosa First Flip/Question.

First Flip/Question.
Found this (145,000mi) 2004 Honda Civic LX thinking about offering 2400$.
Q: Im going to do a retint, full detail, stereo swap, and a headlight restoration(around 350$ for all). And then resell for 3800-4200$. Would yall say this is a good flip?
Q: Was also thinking of doing a tune up (spark plugs, oil change, filters) is that doing too much?
Q: lf i decide to do the tune up would 4500$ be too much?
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2023.05.30 18:30 BlocksUnited Building Wealth Using Alternative Investments

Building Wealth Using Alternative Investments
This is article 3/10 in Part I of our series, How To Build Wealth and Grow Your Wealth Through Staking. We’ll discuss alternative investments and how they can make valuable additions to your portfolio. We hope you learn something and enjoy!

Key Takeaways

  1. Commodities, like precious metals, oil, timber and wheat
  2. Futures contracts
  3. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  4. Stocks in exploration and production companies
  5. Infrastructure assets
  6. Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)
  7. Cryptocurrencies
  8. Collectibles
  9. Private equity
  10. Private credit
  11. Hedge funds
  12. Venture capital
For links to resources in the article and to see the FAQs, please read this article on our blog.

Types of Alternative Investments

If you are looking to build wealth, alternative investments might be something to consider. They can provide diversification and potentially higher returns than traditional investments, like stocks, bonds, or real estate.
It’s important to note that alternative investments come with a higher level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors.
Some examples of alternative investments include:
1. Commodities like gold, oil, timber, and wheat can act as a hedge against inflation and add diversification to a portfolio.
These types of investments are often volatile, but can also provide a good return over the long term.
There are several ways to invest in commodities, including:
  • Futures Contracts can be bought or sold for commodities such as crude oil, gold, and agricultural products. These contracts allow investors to speculate on the future price of the commodity at a future date.
  • Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) provide investors with exposure to a basket of commodities and can be bought and sold like stocks.
  • Mutual funds that invest in commodities or companies involved in the commodity industry.
  • Some investors choose to hold physical commodities such as gold bullion or silver coins.
  • Investing in stocks of companies involved in commodity production and exploration, like mining or oil companies.
2. Infrastructure assets like roads, bridges, and airports can provide a stable source of income and can be a good hedge against inflation.
These investments can be made through infrastructure funds, municipal bonds, or by directly investing in infrastructure projects.
3. A Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a type of business structure. They are usually formed by companies in the energy sector to raise capital for expansion and growth.
MLPs are structured as partnerships, rather than taxed at the corporate level. They avoid double taxation and pay out a significant portion of their income to shareholders as dividends.
As a result, MLPs are attractive to income-focused investors.
4. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum use cryptography for security. Cryptocurrencies are decentralized and operate on a blockchain.
Public blockchains are transaction databases that function as distributed ledgers. Transaction records are kept by decentralized miners and validators, instead of on a centralized corporate server.
These blockchains operate independently of governments and central banks.
We run validator nodes that create and verify blocks for Polygon, Cosmos Hub, and Kava.
There are risks associated with investing in cryptocurrency. The lack of oversight and regulation can make crypto investors more susceptible to fraud and hacking.
Plus, cryptocurrency values can fluctuate rapidly, so it can be difficult to value and predict the performance of these investments.
5. Collectibles, like art, rare coins, stamps, and vintage wines are alternative investments. They can be illiquid, however. That means that in the event of a financial emergency, it may be difficult to sell the collectible quickly or at a fair price.
Alternative investments, like collectibles, may require a high level of expertise to make money.
For example, investing in fine art requires knowledge of the art market, the value of different artists, and knowing how to value its condition.
Similarly, investing in rare coins, stamps, or vintage wines requires knowledge of those markets. You must know the rarity, condition, and historical significance.
6. Private equity investments are ownership stakes in a private company or a portfolio of private companies.
These investments are usually only made available to institutional investors or high-net-worth individuals. These investments are not publicly traded on stock exchanges.
Private equity firms typically aim to generate returns through a combination of operational improvements and financial engineering.
Examples are leveraged buyouts, growth capital investments, and turnaround investments. They are considered to be high-risk, high-return opportunities that are not suitable for all investors.
7. Private credit investments allow high-net-worth individuals to lend money to private institutions. These loans offer higher yields than many publicly traded bonds, but can be difficult to sell if you need money fast.
8. Hedge funds use a variety of investment strategies, like long/short, leverage, and derivatives to generate returns.
Hedge funds can be a good option for investors who are willing to accept higher levels of risk in exchange for potentially higher returns.
They are generally only available for accredited investors, having $1 million or more liquid net worth.
9. Venture Capital invests in early-stage startups and can be a high-risk, high-reward option for investors. VC investments typically require a significant amount of capital and a long-term time horizon.
Well-known VC companies are Andreessen Horowitz, Pantera Capital, and Sequoia Capital.
Alternative investment management fees, performance fees, and transaction fees may be high. These fees reduce your returns and should be considered.
Another important factor to consider is the level of expertise required. Venture capital, private equity, private credit, and hedge funds require a high level of knowledge. They are less suitable for the average investor, but alternative investments like real estate and commodities can be more accessible to the average investor. These investments are often easier to understand.
Diversification is key. Investing in a variety of alternative investments can help spread out the risk and increase the chances of achieving your investment goals.
In addition, be aware of the tax implications of alternative investments.
Consult with a tax professional or financial advisor to understand how they may affect you.
Alternative investments include commodities, infrastructure assets, MLPs, cryptocurrencies, collectibles, private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital. They can generate higher returns than traditional investments, but it’s important to understand the level of expertise required, potential risks, tax implications, liquidity, and fee structure.
Be on the lookout for the next article in the How To Build Wealth Series: Alternative Investment: Affiliate Marketing.

The information contained in this article and the resources available for download through our website is not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, financial advice. We are not attorneys, accountants or financial advisors, nor are we holding ourselves out to be. The information contained in this article is not a substitute for financial advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. We have done our best to ensure that the information provided in this article and the resources available on our website are accurate and provide valuable information. Regardless of anything to the contrary, nothing available on or through this email should be understood as a recommendation that you should not consult with a financial professional to address your particular information. Blocks United expressly recommends that you seek advice from a professional. Neither Blocks United nor any of its employees or owners shall be held liable or responsible for any errors or omissions in this article, our website, or for any damage you may suffer as a result of failing to seek competent financial advice from a professional who is familiar with your situation.
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2023.05.30 18:27 Uvuvwevwevweeeee Which oil filter fit on the ninja 400?

Hi guys,
I am about to do my first maintenance and wanted to order an oil filter. I got the Ninja 400 2023 ABS.
I guess the model year is too new and no fitting oil filters are displayed to me on various parts pages when I search by the bike model.
Probably oil filters for other Kawasaki models fit on my bike as well? If so, which ones?
Thank you very much.
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2023.05.30 18:26 TwitchieMonkey5 Discussion

Does anyone else hate when a non brand vehicle pulls in the drive? I work at Toyota and get so vexed when a non Toyota pulls in. Especially if we gotta wait for a filter or oil. Thoughts?
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2023.05.30 18:25 GrannyShiftur Insight on Dealer Service/ Warranty

I needed some input on dealer and service. I am at 6200 mi. and don't feel like dealing with driving waiting for longer than I can do it at home. If I opt to not go in for their free service will I harm my chance regarding drivetrain issues in the future? Thanks in advance
Past History: Dealer Preformed Break-In Oil Change: ~959 mi. 2nd Oil Change: 4300 mi. (Did this myself used genuine filters, SN PLUS/(GF6A) etc.)
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2023.05.30 18:15 SoundForMore Apple Logic Pro for iPad - Tutorial: How to use Visual Synth Inside Logic Pro for iPad

Apple Logic Pro for iPad - Tutorial: How to use Visual Synth Inside Logic Pro for iPad
Apple - Logic Pro
Logic Pro for iPad is a professional music creation app that puts the power of Logic at your fingertips. Logic Pro features a complete collection of sophisticated creative tools for professional songwriting, beat making, editing and mixing - all with an interface that's been designed from the ground up for iPad. Use Multi-Touch in Logic Pro to play powerful software instruments with the tap of a finger and interact naturally with intuitive controls. Creative production tools - including the new Sample Alchemy and Beat Breaker plug-ins - make it easy to quickly make beats and explore new sonic territories, and a full-featured mixer gives you everything you need to create a professional-sounding mix entirely on iPad.
Creative interface optimised for iPad
• Play powerful software instruments and interact expressively using Multi-Touch • Quickly shape and tweak your sound using Plug-in Tiles • Fine-tune MIDI and audio using intuitive Multi-Touch editors • Discover powerful features and strengthen your skills with integrated guided Lessons • Roundtrip capabilities let you open projects in Logic Pro for Mac or Logic Pro for iPad* • Connect any Bluetooth keyboard to access powerful key commands • Create precision edits and detailed track automation with Apple Pencil
All-new Browser
• Quickly access all Logic Pro sounds from a single location • Easily discover inspiring sounds with a predictive filtering system • Use the Sound Library to access an expanding collection of free sound packs
Professional Instrument and Effects Plug-ins
• Create music with a massive collection of powerful software instruments • Shape your sound using high-quality effects • Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer • Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units**
Beat Making and Production Tools
• Radically reshape and reshuffle audio with Beat Breaker, a new sophisticated time and pitch morphing instrument • Use Sample Alchemy to transform audio into entirely new malleable sounds • Chop or loop any sample into a playable instrument using Quick Sampler • Build and play custom drum kits using samples and plug-ins with Drum Machine Designer • Create drum beats, bass lines and melodic parts using Step Sequencer • Use Live Loops to capture inspiration and quickly build arrangements by mixing and matching loops, samples and your recordings • Create authentic acoustic, electronic or hip-hop drum tracks using Drummer, a virtual session player and beat producer • Record external instruments or microphones by connecting an audio interface or MIDI device***
Full Featured Pro Mixer
• Shape a mix using channel strips with volume faders, pan controls, plug-ins, sends and precision automation • Mix naturally with Multi-Touch by moving multiple faders at once • Use the meter bridge to navigate an overview of all track levels • Create Track Stacks to organise and simplify mixing large projects
Massive Library of Sounds
• Over 6,300 samples of drums, vocals and sound effects • Over 4,800 instrument and effects patches • More than 9,000 loops in a wide range of styles * requires Logic Pro 10.7.8 or higher and macOS Monterey 12.3 or higher ** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extensions apps from the App Store *** Logic Pro for iPad supports any class-compliant audio interface or MIDI device
This video contains the following product demonstration:
I hope you enjoy the demo / Tutorial and find it useful.
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2023.05.30 18:09 coffee_snake Question about taking SV650 offroad

I have a 2022 SV650 and want to do some trail riding. I'm curious how the stock suspension will hold up. I understand the SV has low clearance and the oil filter is exposed. Has anyone had issues with the suspension bottoming-out? I can't afford another bike at the moment, so i've been riding my SV650 like a supermoto lately and I really want to go ride some trails (mostly fire roads). Any tips are appreciated.
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2023.05.30 18:07 Small-Ad-2759 Expensive for a standard service?

Expensive for a standard service?
Anyone else think this is a bit on the expensive side for a service?? It’s in AUS dollars btw.. so cause the previous owner got the tune done here I noticed I get charged for some delta logging!?!? Would be nice if they told me what or how this helps cause as it is I have not had one discussion with any mechanics from here about it!! Car is just a wrx with few standard mods and 80,000kms on the odo
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