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2016.07.05 19:19 kopiikat Diamond Painting

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2021.11.22 21:21 SamTheRam28 Tampa Bay Bandits

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2023.05.31 13:07 MMeNDtal Adding Moons to the LP - Two month review

ETH 1.91349114 £2,879.06 0.62% 1.43718 £2,175.77 £2,896.87 -£721.10
MOON 13,449.0742 £2,708.64 -43.88% 18,429.436 + 889.764 rewards = 19,319.2 £2183.62 £1,520.13 £663.49
SUSHI 0.00000000 £0.0000 -24.94% 4.36571 £2.97 £0.0000 £2.97
£5,587.70 £4.362.37 £4,417.00 -£54.63
-£1,225.33 -£1,170.70
Quick note, as per previous post, this is MOON which I swapped for other coins, not what I've earned on this sub. When adding liquidity, you should only add a maximum of 25% of your earned MOON, or your future pay-outs will be reduced.
I made a post a month ago, detailing how my decision to add MOON to the LP was getting on. It's worth mentioning that I actually made a mistake in that post... I'd claimed that I was £85.80 better off, but I'd forgotten to account for the ETH, when adding that month's rewards back in. I added £76.31 worth of additional ETH (matching the value of MOON rewards), so I was actually only £9.19 in the green.
Anyway, on to month two (spoiler alert - it's not great)...
ETH is roughly the same price today as it was a month ago, but MOON has dropped a further 30% or so (currently down 43.88% since I added to the LP). As a result of this, impermanent loss has completely overwhelmed the £100.57 in rewards, and I'm sitting -£54.63 in the red. This is the big risk you take when providing liquidity - the value of one coin changing drastically, relative to the other. Despite this, I'll continue to provide liquidity, re-stake my rewards, and add more ETH.
Hopefully, month three update will be a little more positive.
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2023.05.31 13:04 AnkitaK_writes07 Ghost of her eyes.

“I’m not making it up!” Little Amla pleaded, her voice trembling. “I saw them—Monsters made of smoke, waiting to take a form. I see them at every corner of our house."
The fantastical tales of eerie apparitions and smoke monster were not novelty for Maya’s ears. Her sister had been on it for about a week now.
She’d not been the same since the accident.
“I’m making you toast. Eat it before you go on your little ghost-busting ‘venture,” Maya yelled out.
“Let Mommy come home from the doctor's. She’ll believe me.” Amla walked up the stairs, scoffing left and right.
No matter how much Maya wanted to roll her eyes at her sister’s whimsical tales, she listened to it all. Her guilt asked to.
If only she had not been the irritated teenager she was ninety-nine percent of the time, Amla wouldn’t have been hurt that day.
All that little girl wanted to do was to play catch with her best friend--her sister.
But Maya was too old for all that, wasn’t she?
She just wanted the game to be over.
So, she threw the ball at a pace that would make Amla miss it, and in result, lose.
But Amla threw herself in the air. All just to catch a ball.
And the ball hit her in the head. Out of all the places in her body. The head.
If it had been Amla’s hand, a cast would’ve fixed it.
If it had been Amla’s neck, a neck brace would’ve corrected it.
But it had to be Amla’s head.
And now she sees smoke monsters.
It was clear that the hit she took made her insane.
Maya made her insane.
“Ouch!” Maya’s train of thought was interjected when she cut her hand while slicing the bread.
“What happened?” Amla came running down.
“Nothing. I just…cut my finger.”
Amla stood still, brewing her own conspiracy theories. And with slow calculated steps, she neared Maya. Not Maya. The knife.
She picked the same knife that cut her sister’s finger, blurting something out.
“What did you say?” Maya yearned for clarification.
“I said you’re not my sister!” Amla pushed the knife deep into Maya’s chest, “where’s my sister?” And there went the knife inside the skin again.
Blood filled Maya’s mouth, stifling any attempt to reason with her sister.
“You’re a green-blooded monster. A monster!” And so, Amla ran into her room, protecting herself from the wounded monster’s wrath.
With trembling hands, Maya took out her cell phone and called her mother.
But unable to verbalise, all she could do was listen to what her mother had to say, while life slipped away through her wound.
“Maya. Thank god you called. I don’t know how to handle this news alone. I got your sister's reports... She hurt her left eye. The doctor says her Retina got slightly detached due to the injury. Her vision's distorted and blurry. And she might also develop some colour-perception abnormality. Maya? Are you there...?"
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2023.05.31 13:04 NucleiRaphe Handling low/undetermined Ct values in RT-qPCR

So I have a problem. I'm testing whether treatment A has any effect on mRNA expression of Gene X. Cells from patients are either untreated (ctrl) or treated with A. RNA is extracted, measured with nanodrop, and RTd into cDNA. When I run qPCR on the cDNA, control samples express Gene X at Ct values of ~33-34. Treated samples on the other hand are mostly undetermined or have Ct values of 39 (cut off is at 40). I'm counting the fold change with ddCt using GAPDH as housekeeping gene.
My interpration of these resulta is that A seems to downregulate gene X, since Ct values go down a lot or don't get detected at all. The problem is, I'm not sure how to statistically analyse these results because I'm lacking numerical values for many treated samples (since Ct is undetermined). How should I handle the results? Is it ok to set undetermined Ct values at 40 or other really low number? Or is there a better way to get statisical analysis?
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2023.05.31 13:03 JustBoatTrash Mortgage demand drops to the lowest level in three months

Mortgage rates shot higher last week, as stronger economic data stoked more fear that the Federal Reserve will not lower interest rates any time soon. In turn, mortgage demand dropped to the lowest level since the end of February.
The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($726,200 or less) increased to 6.91% from 6.69%, with points increasing to 0.83 from 0.66 (including the origination fee) for loans with a 20% down payment. That was the weekly average according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, but other daily reads saw the rate head over 7%.
As a result, mortgage applications to refinance a home loan, which are most sensitive to rate changes, decreased by 7% last week from the previous week, seasonally adjusted. Application volume was 45% lower than the same week one year ago.
Applications for a mortgage to purchase a home dropped 3% for the week and were 31% lower than the same week a year ago.
“Application volumes for both purchase and refinance loans decreased last week due to these higher rates,” said Michael Fratantoni, MBA’s chief economist in a release. “While refinance demand is almost entirely driven by the level of rates, purchase volume continues to be constrained by the lack of homes on the market.”
With home prices starting to regain steam, mortgage rates higher and inventory levels still well below normal, potential homebuyers are getting hit from all sides on affordability. The higher rates are, the less inclined current owners will be to list their homes for sale. The vast majority of homeowners today have mortgages with interest rates below 5%.
The direction of mortgage rates depends mostly on new reads on the economy. The next one comes Friday, with the release of the government’s monthly employment report.
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2023.05.31 12:56 Quetraa Player with the most tragic career?

Was thinking about which players have had the most tragic career trajectory. Some I think are contenders for the most tragic:
Lullsish - Signed over multiple seasons for the Justice yet never got to prove himself because of visa issues. Never given another chance despite being decent in contenders since
Jiqiren- Visa issues for this main tank resulted in Chengdu pivoting to a Ball style out of necessity to enable Ameng. By the time he got to play Chengdu were firmly in the Chengdu Zone and he retired shortly after.
Kaiser- Probably the best player to be passed over at the start of OWL that continued to grind contenders and never got a chance.
Ado- A late addition to Shanghai in season 1, not only brought down by one of the worst teams of all time, but was then signed to Justice and then Spark in two subsequent seasons only to be permabenched on both. Then grinded contenders for years and never got a proper chance in owl.
Jjanggu- started off hot with the houston outlaws in their match against the shock only to be played less and less despite good performances, then dropping out of the league. Never got to see his potential.
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2023.05.31 12:38 J-Midori Race [Episodes 7 & 8]

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2023.05.31 12:37 00-Smelly-Spoon Update on mould and plasterboard

Update on mould and plasterboard
Hi all, I posted yesterday about concerning mould on one side of a stud wall: https://www.reddit.com/DIYUK/comments/13vvse1/is_this_mould_on_freshly_plastered_plasterboard/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_content=2&utm_term=1
Users confirmed it was black mould and looked aggressive growth for such a short amount of time.
Well I’ve pulled the other side off and this is the result in the pics. Growth up the full lengths.
Bizarrely, only one side of the wall is effected (plastered side), and the side I’ve taken off is fine.
Devastated is an understatement. I know it’s only a stud wall, but the kitchen was pretty much done and was our dream kitchen. This house has felt one step forwards, 5 steps backwards.
Thank you to users who pointed out the likely danger with what I posted and for telling me to rip it down.
Next step is for a different plasterer to come in, assess what’s went wrong, and to fix it.
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2023.05.31 12:33 Darkhog Minimap waypoints in this game are really badly designed.

Talking mainly about quest markers, but not only that. What's the bad design? Well, on the minimap there's no way to tell if the marker is above you, below or on the same level, resulting in sometimes wondering where the thing is when you are overlapping the marker, not knowing that it's there, just above or under you.
And this thing was figured out long ago by the father of all open world games, GTA. Not even some new GTA. GTA III. How it was solved? Well, the game displayed triangle pointing up instead of the regular marker if the place was above character's vertical position, and down triangle when it was below you (normal marker was shown when you were roughly on the same height.
And you know what? In GTA III this wasn't even really necessary since map was roughly flat (there were some bridges and vertical areas, but usually with building below it or some unwalkable place like water). But in games where verticality is such a huge factor like BOTW or TOTK, such indication is a NECESSITY and I am really ashamed that Nintendo (which is usually spot-on with design) didn't think of this.
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2023.05.31 12:32 AdmirableUsual2763 Nail Care Market Demand, Recent Trends, Size and Share Estimation by 2030

The global nail care products market size was valued at USD 22.34 billion in 2022. The market is projected to grow from USD 23.41 billion in 2023 to USD 32.84 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.95% during the forecast period. Rising efforts by leading manufacturers to expand their digital presence, build brand equity, and improve consumer engagement will propel market growth in the forecast timeframe. Furthermore, nail care brands are focussing on promotional activities to build product demand and brand loyalty thus facilitating market augmentation. This information is provided by Fortune Business Insights, in its report titled, “Nail Care Products Market, 2023-2030.”
COVID-19 Impacts:
Implementation of Stringent Lockdowns and Social Distancing Norms Hindered Market Growth Amid the Pandemic
The rising incidences of COVID-19 in several economies resulted in the implementation of nationwide lockdowns to control the outbreak. This, in turn, affected manufacturing facilities negatively. They were completely or partially closed due to the unavailability of labour and raw materials. Furthermore, import and export activities were also disturbed which hampered market proliferation amid the pandemic. The demand for nail care products fell significantly as people were at home mostly and physical stores were closed.
Fortune Business Insights™ lists out all the nail care market companies that are presently striving to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the market:
Report Coverage:
The report provides an exhaustive overview of the global market inclusive of the latest trends, market drivers, restraining factors, and recent developments. The market is studied at both micro and macro levels by dividing it into segments and regions. Market share held growth rate, and valuation estimates of each region and segment are also given in the document. Furthermore, the impact of COVID-19 is also studied to enable industry stakeholders to make informed decisions.
Drivers and Restraints:
Rising Expenditure on Beauty and Wellness Products to Aid Market Augmentation
Growing expenditure on beauty and wellness products, increasing popularity of wellness tourism, and changing perceptions regarding personal care are the factors aiding nail care products market growth. Surging product demand from millennials and the growth of the hospitality sector will further boost market proliferation. Moreover, the emergence of salons and spas offering manicures, pedicures, nail art, gel polish, acrylics, and other nail care services will also facilitate market augmentation.
On the other hand, concerns regarding the harmful effects of chemicals such as dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene used in manufacturing nail care products will hamper market growth in the forecast timeframe.
Regional Insights:
Asia Pacific to Dominate Backed by Rising Number of Working Women
Asia Pacific held the majority of the nail care products market share in 2022 owing to surging demand for beauty products due to rising consciousness regarding appearance especially among working women. Rising income levels of the populace and the increased influence of Western culture are some other factors aiding market expansion in this region.
The Europe market is anticipated to grow significantly in the forthcoming years due to increasing efforts by companies to improve customer reach and strengthen their social and digital presence. Moreover, surging demand for organic nail care products owing to rising concerns regarding the harmful effects of traditional cosmetics are contributing to regional market growth.
Competitive Landscape:
Product Launches by Leading Companies to Aid Market Augmentation
Leading players often participate in strategic undertakings such as collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and product launches to enlarge revenue share. For instance, in September 2021, Creative Nail Design, Inc. launched a holiday collection that includes shades such as silk slip dresses, glitter sneakers, signature lipstick, white button-downs, statement earrings, and high-waisted jeans. The availability of a wide variety of shades will help boost product demand and revenue generation for the company.
Key Industry Development:
August 2022: Chanel launched a new range of nude nail polishes. The range includes 12 new nail polish colors split into two undertones rosy and golden. Each nail polish is priced at USD 31.03.
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2023.05.31 12:30 CallPhysical Having fun grabbing samples from Freesound

I've been grabbing instrument and voice samples from freesound.org and having a blast loading them with the V5 firmware. Here's my process:
Getting really nice results so far with cello, violin, piano, accordion, alto sax, Minimoog and glass harp (wineglass) samples.
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2023.05.31 12:30 OzBlogging Notes on other sub's closed mindedness

Thought it might be worth writing about subs where activities attract the wrong attention. Though not for breaking rules, for being rude, or doing things frowned upon.
No. I'm talking subs where doing the same things as everyone else results in gang tackling by the same few minorities who think their shit doesn't stink, and it's their God-given purpose to be assholes at every chance. Things like asking sensible and challenging questions, only to receive over-the-top boundary crossing and down voting because of the unsanctioned bullying that mares Reddit.
As long as admins and mods turn blind eyes to it for no good reason, other than some hollier than thou attitudes. Adherence to the rules is flaunted when it suits someone's purpose to ruin it for the new ones trying to amass requisite karma.
So let's just say that bullying won't be tolerated here. It is against the reasons why rules are written, but not made for some in lieu of others.
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2023.05.31 12:29 oddball_tilly I asked for space from my depressed boyfriend and I feel terrible

I posted here a few days ago and I guess this is just an update post. I crumbled and caved and wanted to have space from my boyfriend who suddenly got this depressive episode after 5 months of us being together and everything being normal.
It’s like I’m talking to a completely different person and although there are moments I see glimpses of the old him, he slowly started icing me out on chat and acting distant/not being 100% present with me in person.
I am about to go on a trip to Europe and it’s special because it’s with family. My boyfriend’s lack of affection on top of work has really tipped off my anxiety to its limits. I couldn’t handle it anymore and asked my bf for space. He seemed okay with it but when I thought he’d be more concerned, it just felt like he was letting everything happen which made me even more upset.
I’m aware that my anxiety is affecting and heightening his actions (or lack thereof). I told him that I’m not using the space to push him away, I’m using it to just calm down and make sure my anxiety is in check. To make sure I’m okay. But he kept telling me he loves me and he’s sorry, but he’s also “not sure” what the next 3 weeks of not talking will result to.
I’m honestly just preparing for the worst. I feel bad Becuase I could’ve been more supportive. But every time I see him or try to spend time with him, even though I love him, it gets painful because I remember how he was before the depression. I don’t know what to do. I gave him a letter to read after I left for Europe, telling him that I love him and I’ll choose to stay with him through his struggles but the past weeks have been difficult and I want to use the time of my trip to recharge.
My friends are also frustrated for me because while they understand my boyfriend is going through personal issues, he is aware that he is detaching and acting distant and knows that it hurts me. He’s only been to one therapy session after I broke down to him about how hard it was for me 2 weeks ago. That’s the only solid thing he’s done since then.
He told me he needs a lot to reflect on and think about, that’s how he will help himself. But honestly I don’t know if that’s going to work. I hope it will. I hope I did the right thing. I just knew my mental health can’t handle any more of the strained conversations, expecting at least a little affection and getting none of it.
Has anyone been in the same situation? Just need advice and support, any and all comments appreciated.
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2023.05.31 12:20 Kiwizoo CMV: The idea of legislating AI to curb its potential is utterly useless.

I’ve been pretty impressed with the results of simple applications like ChatGPT, and I really enjoy the potential of tech to improve lives. While I understand the numerous calls for regulation, I can’t help thinking - why bother? Won’t it merely slow down ‘official’ development, while allowing bad actors to gain the upper hand at the same time? This thing needs to run free - and we should be preparing for the consequences of that (good and bad) now. Surely what we need to be focusing on is greater education about how AI works, and what it might be capable of.
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2023.05.31 12:16 jpitha Just A Little Further 17/40

First / Previous / Next
The moment I sat down on the Throne, something activated. The lights that I turned on in the room became brighter, and there were more of them. Galleries on my left and right lit up, empty now but clearly meant for the residents to see me when I make speeches or proclamations. And most surprising of all
I can see.
I can see how many ships are docked - it's 6 counting us. Hah, we're listed as UNKNOWN STARSHIP. Hold on, I can fix that... There. Now we're listed as FarReach - Human/K'laxi exploration Starjumper.
I can see how many people are here - it's 11.5 million - huh, Rapid River Roaring wasn't lying after all.
I can see the food distribution centers - they're offline. What the? How are people getting fed? Clearly something is up there. I won't turn them on just yet until I learn more.
I can see the environmental systems... why are they running at such low output? That doesn't seem right. I think if I push here, and tweak there... There we go. That should help a great deal.
I can see... wait, what's this over here?
I can see the Gate
The Gate is locked.
How did we get through the Gate then? I mean, that means that Ottarn won't be able to get through at least. I'll have to explore that one later.
Turning away from the Gate, I look back at the Starbase. Hmm. It feels like I'm on the edge of something big. If I were to just... let go a little bit... I think I can... see...
I regain consciousness on the floor, out of breath, with Ava kneeling over me nearly in tears from panic. "Melody! Melody! Oh thank goodness you're all right!"
I sit up and look around. Ava wraps her arms around me and hugs me tightly. "I was so scared Melody. After you sat on the Throne, I heard noises like heavy machinery starting up, and then there was this storm of wind, and then your eyes glowed and there was a scream."
"Slow down Ava, a scream?"
"It came from everywhere. It sounded like the whole Starbase was screaming! It sounded like you were screaming. I looked up at you, and you had blood coming from your nose and ears and your mouth was open and you were glowing but your body wasn't making noise. I-I didn't know what to do, so I pulled you off the Throne."
Reaching up to my face I touch my ears, sure enough, my finger comes back wet with blood. I can feel it drying under my nose. What the hell happened?
You tried to integrate with Reach of the Might of Vzzx, but the Nanites weren't ready. You had a partial connection. Ava was correct to pull you off.
But what does it mean? What about all that stuff I saw?
When you sit on the Throne and truly integrate you become Reach of the Might of Vzzx. This is what Builders are.
Wait. Our starbases and starships are operated by AIs. You're telling me that out here they're operated by Builders?
Builders build. They rule. They are.
I look back at Ava "Thank you Ava, the Nanites tell me that you saved me." I return the hug just as tightly. "Builders are the starbases out here. They sit in the throne and become the starbase."
Holy shit. That's the missing piece!
"Ava! I know why everything looks so run down here. They haven't had a Builder on the throne in a long time. Reach of the Might of Vzzx is running on automatic! The wind you heard? The environmental systems were running at a super low setting. I turned up the air and scrubbers!"
Ava breaks the hug and looks at me wide eyed. "You mean that they... don't have AIs here, they have... humans running all the stations? As Builders?"
"Yes, I think that's how it works. A Builder, or a team of Builders lives and works at every starbase and they... become the starbase with the help of the Nanites. My Throne is like a... superpowered version of that. I can see so much more than the Starbase. I was able to perceive out into space, I could see the Gates! Ours is locked by the way, Ottarn isn't going anywhere."
"But, how did we get through then?"
I shrug "Builder magic I guess. As we learn more, we will become more proficient at operating things I think. For now, I'm going to take it easy and just try and get a handle on the basics." I move to get up and get back onto the Throne.
"No Melody! It nearly killed you!" Ava's voice trembles.
I reach for her hand and squeeze it tightly. "It's okay Ava. I know what I did wrong. I tried to go to deeply too early. The Nanites say I'm not ready to fully integrate yet, but I can get on and at least like... read the status log. Find out what needs to be done, and then make plans. I'm also going to try and reach out to FarReach, and let her know what I've found."
"Okay, if you say so." Ava plunks down next to the throne, sitting on the floor. "I'm staying right here though. If you start making the Starbase scream again, I'm pulling you off."
"Thanks Ava, please do that." I smile warmly at her. With the dried blood under my nose and down my neck, it probably doesn't look at nurturing as I meant it to.
Sitting again, I'm more prepared for it, but it's still a shock when I become the starbase again. This time, I reach out for the radio. There, okay, I see how it works. I think about the human system frequency for our Starjumpers and try and talk to FarReach.
There's a pause and a burst of static, then it clears and I hear FarReach! "This is FarReach, joint Human/K'laxi exploration Starjumper, who is this?"
"Hi FarReach!" I say brightly! "It's Melody!"
"Melody? Where are you? What are you doing? I suddenly got flooded with radio until I opened the mic to listen, and then it focused in on the standard channel."
"Sorry, that was me."
"You? Are you at a comm station?"
"Kind of? I'm Reach of the Might of Vzzx right now."
"I know you're on the Starbase Melody, where on the Starbase are you?"
"No no, I mean I am Might of Vzzx right now. I've reassumed my Throne and it turns out when a Builder does that.. they kind of become the starbase.
"Become the-- Melody, What are you doing?" FarReach sounds worried.
"Don't worry FarReach, other than the screaming - that was totally my fault, I tried to go too deep at first - it's fine. It's better than fine actually! I can see everything. I can see the Gates - they're locked by the way, I have no idea why we can traverse them. Also I can see... everything. It's tough to describe."
"Believe it or not, Melody, I have a hunch I know what you mean. You're looking at things like we see them."
"Yes! That's what I was thinking. I don't think they have AIs out here, they have Builders."
"Melody, that's... quite a lot. Is this what being an Empress is over here?"
"I think it's what being a Builder is. As Empress I think I have access to like, a higher level. I tried to access it, but Ava said I made the whole Starbase scream, and she had to pull me off the Throne."
"We heard that! That was you?" FarReach sounds worried.
"Ava said it was. Sorry if I scared everyone."
"And you got back onto the Throne?"
"Well, yes. I am Empress now. This starbase hasn't been managed in a long time. I need to read the logs and figure out how to start affecting repairs."
There's a pause at that. I bet FarReach is talking with the crew.
"So Mei'la was right. Thank you for reaching out and letting us know where you are and that you're safe. Captain Q'ari was worried when Mei'la and Fer'resi came back alone. Ava is with you?"
I look down at Ava, and she looks back up to me worried. I smile down to her and give her a thumbs up.
"Yes, Ava is here with me, she's okay too."
"Thank you Melody. Come on back when you're able. Everyone would love to hear about what you found." and FarReach closes the connection.
Huh. That was odd. She sounded distracted at the end. I wonder why.
The crew told her something she didn't like.
But what, do you suppose?
Many people in the crew do not like your new role and title. Some worry about what it means for them, others worry about what it means for things back home. Still others seethe with jealousy.
No, that can't be it. Why would they be jealous? Why would they worry about what this means for back home?
Melody, you are being naïve again. You are Empress. You can control matter. You can order people to do anything. You rule this side of the Galaxy now, and can easily rule the other again.
But it's not like I'm going to do anything bad to anyone. I'll be a good Empress. A great one even.
Great Empresses are feared as much as they are loved. More so perhaps. We can discuss this later. Look, you are seated upon your Throne. Much can be done here, call up the Gate map.
I think about a Gate map. Springing in front of me is a stylized map of the Galaxy. I recognize the spiral arms and it's actually quite pretty. A small royal blue dot is lit. That must be here.
I concentrate on the map "Show me the location of all Gates."
A flood of yellow dots appears on the map, all over the Galaxy. Far more than we had mapped out, truly there are over five hundred of them.
"Show me currently active Gates."
A worryingly small amount of the yellow dots turns blue. Maybe seventy five of them? Interestingly there is a large cloud of blue dots over on the other side of the galaxy, back home. Other than a small swarm around here, that's the largest other location of Gates.
Even after they rejected your rule, they kept their Gates and they are some of the largest group now active. The Nanites chuckle to themselves.
Hmm. If the Gates are connected to each other - and they'd have to be in order to work then I wonder...
"Ping all Gates. Color code replies; Green as working active gates, Yellow as working but deactivated gates, Red as locked but still active gates, and Black as no reply received."
At that command, I can feel it. My... order, my command leaves the Reach and connects to the Gate. There's a sense of spreading as the command reaches out. How am I able to see the Gates so quickly? What am I seeing?
There is only The Gate. All Gates you traverse are... shadows of The Gate that exist in four dimensional spacetime. They all pass through The Gate that exists in a higher plane.
So Gate traversal is instantaneous?
Well yes. You're not moving once you enter the Gate. The Addressing Module directs the Gate where to put you in Spacetime. It takes no time, because no distance is traveled.
Wild. Did Builders make them?
Yes, long, long *ago. It was one of our greatest achievements.*
Okay, so I have the data, but how to interpret it. Let me try and overlay the results of the Census over the galaxy map. When I look up, my jaw drops.
Way more of the gates are green than I had figured. As in, active, operating and ready to traverse. The majority are yellow, meaning that they're currently not online, but can be brought online. There are only a few red gates, and no black gates.
The Gate system is completely intact.
Wait, what's that red gate over on the other side of the galaxy. There's a locked gate near home. The K'laxi have never reported to us they found a locked gate. I wonder if that's one we don't know about or if...
That's the Gate to Earth.
It's just locked? As in, I could unlock it and open it?
At any time, Empress.
But, we never had a Gate. We explored our system inside and outside and never found any technology - and believe me we looked. We spent millennia thinking we were alone until we met the K'laxi. Why didn't a previous Empress open it though. If it is that easy, they could have gone back at any time.
I want to unlock the Gate. Pass through it, and show everyone what I found, what I am.
You need only say it, Empress.
No. Not yet. I need to be able to go there in a way that's... befitting me.
Back to the starbase. If it has 11 something million people, then it has to be way larger than what I've seen. Show me the whole thing.
I'm shown. I see kilometers upon kilometers of halls, thousand upon thousands of living quarters, I see gardens, and parks and playgrounds and offices and... I see a whole transit system I had no idea was here! I can't believe there's a train here and I haven't ridden it yet!
Remembering Ava, I say out loud "Holy shit, this place is huge. The parts that we've seen is barely a tenth of the whole place. They have a train Ava! Let's go for a ride later!"
Ava smiles "I'd love that, Melody."
Wait a minute. I turn inwards again.
"Give me a listing of all known Starbases."
A list appears next to the galaxy map. Almost every system at one time had a Starbase at least as large as this one, some had even larger ones.
"Give me a listing of known Planets."
A slightly smaller, but still large list appears. I'm starting to feel faint. What have I dived into? There are literally tens, if not hundreds of billions of people here. Back home there around 15 billion humans spread across space, with 4 or 5 billion K'laxi and 3 or 4 billion Xenni. Combined that's...
That's more people than what I can effectively rule. What am I doing? I don't even know about this whole Starbase, let alone the Galaxy. One person can't rule a Galaxy, no matter how much they want to. What are these Nanites trying to sign me up for?
We need you to understand the immenseness of your task, and understand that we do not intend for you to rule alone. Currently, you are the only Builder known, but that never meant you were meant to be the only Builder. Make more.
W-What? I don't even have a partner! I don't even really know yet if I like men or women or both or neither! I'm barely out of my teen years, I can't make more people!
Sigh. Not like that, Melody. Use us. Use the Nanites to make Builders. You are Empress, only you will have the commanding voice, but other Builders will help you to rule. Start with that one, Ava. She already craves it. She will be a welcome and loyal addition.
I look over at Ava. She's still looking at me worriedly. She really does want to be a part of all this - whatever it's going to be.
There are others too. Q'ari wants to be involved very badly, but we don't know if the Nanites will work on K'laxi. We don't know how we feel about K'laxi Builders too.
Don't be racist. They'd do a fine job.
So you say, Empress. Invite them then.
Ugh. If I'm going to do this, the Nanites are right. I need help. I'll need more Builders. Should I do this? I want to do this, but is that the Nanites talking? Every time I let them off leash I tend to sound... intense. I wish I had some coffee.
I wish I could get some range time in.
I sigh. Am I doing this? Am I really doing this?
I think I am. I have never really wanted anything as much as I want this. As much as I want to show everyone what I can do, what I can be.
I stand up and break the connection. I feel... empty for a moment. I can see how people could get addicted to data streams like that. I stretch mightily and sit down on the floor next to Ava.
"Ava. There's a metric ton of work to be done, and I don't think I can do it all on my own. I don't want to do it all on my own. The Nanites were giving me options and I was wondering..."
As I speak, her eyes get wider and wider and she practically vibrates from excitement. She knows what I'm going to ask her.
"Do you want to become a Builder? You won't get the voice that orders people around, that's an Empress thing apparently, only one person as a time can do that. I can see why too, what happens if we both have the ability and try to use it on each other, right? Anyway. The Nanites say I can make you a Builder, and you can help me out. We'll need more Builders too. I want to try on the K'laxi too, Captain Q'ari seems like she wants in, though I don't know if she'll agree to it. Being Captain is important to her. So what do you say?"
"Yes yes yes yes! I want in!"
I hold up a hand. "This means that officially, your old life is over. It means throwing our lot in on this side of the Galaxy permanently. We can Gate home for visits or something, but it won't be for a while, and it'll be as foreigners. We will be cutting ourselves off from our old lives."
"My old life sucked ass. I want in!"
"Okay, last thing." I take a breath. "It could mean - though I hope it doesn't - that we will be seen as enemies back home. You saw the Marien's ship, it's trying to escape and is taking days to get somewhere FarReach can go in hours. FarReach alone has enough firepower to shrug off any threat we can bring to bear. If the folks back home decide to cause trouble for us, it'll be big trouble. If you throw in with me, it becomes your trouble. Our trouble.
Ava kneels down in front of me without a single bit of hesitation. "I want this, Melody. More than anything else I've ever wanted. I accept all the risks, I happily throw my old life away."
We like her. She gets it.
I stand up in front of her.
Okay then, how do we give her the Nanites?
Give her a kiss.
You are kidding me.
We are completely serious. It's the quickest way to transfer enough of us to begin the process. Plus, it's ceremonial, has an air of regal intimacy about it. Also, she'll love it.
I reach down and gently tip her head up with my fingers, bend down and gently kiss her on the lips.
She leans in slightly and melts into the kiss.
Told you she'd love it.
"Rise, Builder."
She stands on shaky legs. "Builder Ava, it will take a day or so for the Nanites to replicate and integrate, but once they do, you will be a Builder like me, and be able to do many of the things I can do. You will be my right hand, and be my voice where I am not. You will carry out my decisions and have the power to make your own. Together with the other Builders I create, we will reunite this galaxy and show everyone our power, our might and our love."
"I am yours to command Empress."
"Excellent. Your first task is to get me my coffee supplies from FarReach, I am dying for a cup."
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2023.05.31 12:15 Have_questions_ Tracking „Success and Failure“

Recently, I started tracking successes and failures in connection with resisting the urge to engage with pornography.
I printed a rudimentary yearlong planner, and I am marking down the days when I successfully resisted “S” for success and the days I fell off the wagon for failure. Days on which day which was not a problem stay blank.
Additionally, I jot down – in bullet points – what helped me on good days and what triggered or what I suspect as the cause, that led to engaging with porn on “failed” bad days.
So far, it has been helpful to see patterns and figure out possible triggers. I think it's also going to help me to realise the success that I’m having with managing myself, and to get the feeling all like first warning signs that/ if I start struggling much more.
I am very “data oriented” (Autism) so to speak, my short and long-term memory is poor (ADHD). „Traditional“ talking therapy NEVER really gave me results such as I am getting with this self-tracking method and basically studying myself in a “quasi scientific manner”.
I am posting this to say, if whatever your trying is not working, switch it up and find something that works FOR YOU.
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2023.05.31 12:14 theblaqqat DNA update

💯 Dad and I are not related . I’m not wanting sympathy. DNA is what it is . Just is the result , not changing anything. That’s a lie .. I changed immediately I set down new house rules !! “Hugs required before food is eaten” . He said “what’s wrong” I said I had a “sore foot” . 🤷‍♀️ I just need , want more hugs from him .
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2023.05.31 12:08 hurka434 Found a 990v3 bodega for a good price, im not from the US but some could cop this if u are from there

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2023.05.31 12:05 rachel1309 SLA sober living America?

My mom currently lives in GA at SLA and wants to transfer to the Tampa location. However no matter how much research I’ve done I cannot figure out where this place is.
It’s not on google, so I called and the lady and she said they have two locations, one in Tampa and one in Jacksonville.
Me and my mom have been separated since 2019 and I would really love to have her back.. but she works for Publix and doesn’t drive, so if she moves down here she would need to be close to a Publix.
Is there anyone who can give me a general vicinity - or zip code? Does anyone know where the heck this place is so I can figure out if we will be close?
Thank you so much to anyone who read this far and wants to help me and my mom be reunited.
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2023.05.31 11:58 halinspecscart Is It Worth Buying Designer Glasses Online?

Designer glasses are a controversial accessory. Some people absolutely swear by their quality and value, whereas, others are completely averse to the idea. Of course, designer glasses are expensive and they do, in fact, burn a hole in the pocket for individuals whose resources allow limited access to luxury. But, simultaneously, they are also considered an investment piece or an item to splurge on!
If you have bumped into this post, it is most likely that you are confused about purchasing designer glasses online. Well, this guide has got you covered. As an individual who had recently made her first luxury glasses purchase, I think am in the right position to put forward my two cents.
Reasons Why Designer Glasses Are a Worthy Investment
  1. Premium Quality Frames
Designer glasses have superior quality frames that are durable, stylish, and luxurious. Of course, luxury brands like Dior and Dolce & Gabbana are among the most expensive eyewear styles, you can also opt for up-and-coming eyewear brands that embody quiet luxury.
For instance, I recently bought a pair of luxury sunglasses from the British eyeglass brand - Specscart. They make their glasses in-house, and I really feel proud to wear made-in-Britain glasses.
  1. Latest Designers
When you buy designer glasses online, the best part is that you either get classics or something incredibly trendy and fresh out of the runway! For instance, most of the frame designs that you see in retail stores are a result of the trickle down effect of fashion, wherein designs from the runway gradually seem into the dailywear of people.
But, when you purchase designer glasses, you can be absolutely sure that you will have the trendiest and most fashion-forward pair in your kitty!
  1. A Superb Long-term Investment
Last but not least, a major reason why investing in designer glasses is worth it is because one pair will last you a lifetime. Designer glasses are timeless, and their shapes, colours, and minute details become a part of pop culture. For instance, vintage Gucci or Prada glasses are as popular today as they were a few decades ago.
So, now you know why it is worth buying designer glasses online. These pairs are an evergreen investment, and you can, definitely, consider buying one if your budget permits. However, if you do not have enough resources, then retail stores and streetwear ventures also offer excellent glasses at an affordable and uncompromising quality!
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2023.05.31 11:56 Capn_Of_Capns Name that style!

Hi all. I saw a ring recently in passing that I fell in love with, and when I asked the guy where he got it he laughed and said his great-grandfather. I was working so I couldn't stop to chat for more details. I'd like to find something similar, but I'm struggling to describe the ring in a way to get results on search engines. So I was hoping I could post here, describe the ring, and maybe some of you would recognize what I mean?
Ok, so take a sphere of opaque stone, and put up four square pillars of silver metal around it to hold it up. Then take the whole thing and twist it once like a fork in spaghetti so that the pillars twine around the stone and flatten down into almost a wide whirlpool around the stone, but with the tips still blocky and holding the stone. That's what the top of the ring looked like to my one quick glance. It was pretty big all told, and I think the stone was a complete sphere but it might have just been a hemisphere.
Thanks in advance.
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2023.05.31 11:50 growwdigitally The Pros and Cons of Using Radaris vs. Other People Search Engines

The Pros and Cons of Using Radaris vs. Other People Search Engines

Are you trying to find someone but don't know where to start? With so many people search engines out there, it can be overwhelming. One option you may have come across is Radaris. But is it the right choice for your needs? In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the pros and cons of using Radaris compared to other people search engines. By the end of this article, you'll have a better understanding of whether or not Radaris is worth exploring further in your quest to find that long lost friend or relative!

What is Radaris?

Radaris is a people search engine that allows users to find information about others online. It compiles data from various sources, including social media profiles, public records, and other websites where personal information may be available.
One of the unique features of Radaris is its ability to provide in-depth reports on individuals. These reports can include contact details such as phone numbers and emails, employment history, education background, criminal records, and even photos.
With easy-to-use search filters like name or location, Radaris can give you relevant results quickly. The website also offers a premium service that provides more detailed information for those who need it.
While Radaris can be helpful in finding long-lost friends or family members with whom you have lost touch over the years. Some users may feel uneasy knowing that their personal information is so readily available online without their permission.
Radaris has become a popular tool for anyone looking to track down someone's whereabouts or learn more about someone they know little about. However its usage should always be done ethically while keeping privacy concerns in mind.

How Does Radaris Work?

Radaris is a people search engine that gathers publicly available information from various sources, such as social media profiles, public records, and online directories. The platform then compiles this data into one comprehensive report on an individual.
To start using Radaris, simply enter the person's name, location or phone number in the search bar. If the system finds a match based on your query criteria, it will produce a detailed report with all available information about the person you are searching for.
The reports may include basic personal details like full name and date of birth as well as contact information like phone numbers and email addresses. You can also find out if they own any property or have criminal records by looking at their background check section.
One of Radaris' unique features is its ability to link related individuals together based on shared addresses or family connections. This allows users to easily navigate through extended family trees or find long-lost friends and acquaintances.
Radaris provides an easy-to-use interface that offers up-to-date information which can be especially useful for those who need to conduct background checks or locate someone quickly and efficiently.

The Pros of Using Radaris

One of the biggest advantages of using Radaris is its comprehensive database. It allows users to search for people by name, phone number, email address and even social media profiles. This makes it easier to find information about someone without having to rely on multiple search engines.
Another benefit of using Radaris is its user-friendly interface, which makes it easy for anyone to use. The website's simple design ensures that finding information on a specific person or topic takes only a few clicks.
Radaris also provides detailed reports that contain a vast amount of information such as contact details, education history and professional background. These reports can be useful in various situations like employment screening or reconnecting with long-lost friends.
Moreover, Radaris offers a subscription service called Premium Membership that unlocks additional features like access to public records databases and criminal records searches. For those who require more in-depth research on individuals or businesses, this feature may be worth the investment.
Radaris updates their platform regularly, ensuring accurate and up-to-date results when searching for people online. With all these benefits combined into one powerful tool – there’s no doubt why many prefer using Radaris over other people search engines available today!

The Cons of Using Radaris

Although Radaris has its advantages in terms of providing detailed information about individuals, it also comes with some drawbacks that cannot be overlooked. One significant disadvantage of using Radaris is the fact that it aggregates data from different sources, including social media platforms and public records without verifying their accuracy. This means that the information displayed on the site may not always be up-to-date or accurate.
Another downside to relying on Radaris is privacy concerns. Because this site compiles personal information from various sources, users may find their personal details available for anyone to access online. While this can be useful for certain purposes such as background checks or locating long-lost friends or family members, it can also leave people vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
Moreover, some people have complained about the fees charged by Radaris for accessing premium features and removing personal information from its database. The cost associated with these services can quickly add up over time and become a nuisance for those who want to use them regularly.
While there are benefits to using a website like Radaris when searching for someone online, it shouldn't be solely relied upon as many alternative search engines provide similar results at no cost whatsoever.

Alternatives to Radaris

While Radaris is a popular people search engine, it's not the only option available. If you're looking for alternatives to Radaris, there are a few other websites that you might want to consider.
One of the top alternatives is Pipl. This website claims to have access to over 3 billion online identities and provides users with comprehensive profiles based on their search criteria.
Another option is Spokeo, which specializes in providing information about individuals' contact details and social media accounts. This makes it particularly useful for tracking down old friends or acquaintances.
For those who want more detailed background checks, Intelius may be worth considering. It offers both basic and premium reports that include criminal records, bankruptcies, and other public records.
If privacy is your primary concern when searching for people online, DuckDuckGo may be an ideal alternative. As a search engine that doesn't track user data or personalize results based on past searches, it can help keep your queries anonymous.
Ultimately, each of these alternatives has its own strengths and weaknesses compared to Radaris - so it's worth trying out several options before settling on one that works best for your needs.


After analyzing the pros and cons of using Radaris versus other people search engines, it is evident that Radaris has its benefits. The platform offers an extensive database of information on individuals from various sources, making it a valuable tool for research purposes.
However, like any other technology-based service, there are also potential downsides such as concerns over privacy and accuracy. It is essential to consider these factors before deciding to use Radaris or any similar service.
If you choose to use Radaris or any other people search engine, make sure you understand how they gather data and what measures they take to ensure the accuracy of their results. Additionally, be mindful of how you use this information and respect others' privacy rights.
While platforms like Radaris offer convenience and efficiency in searching for public records online, it's important not to rely entirely on them for personal research. Instead, supplement your searches with additional resources such as social media profiles or official government websites if possible.
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2023.05.31 11:47 JarethOfHouseGoblin Because MAGA and evangelical Christianity are inextricably linked, cruelty is the defining feature of evangelical Christianity.

I grew up in an evangelical environment, and in the 90's and 2000's, they actually did talk about being nice to people. Generally speaking, that is.
Then in 2008, Barack Obama got elected and the people in my church lost their fucking minds. Right wing evangelicals all over lost their fucking minds. Even more so when he got reelected in 2012.
So when in 2015 when Trump came down the golden escalator and began his first steps towards destroying this country, evangelicals started to coalesce around them. This was an inevitable act because their anger and ferocity grew during the Obama years. They've had authoritarian, anti-democratic tendencies for years but the fervor accelerated during Trump's rise and during his time in office. Culminating in the January 6th Capitol Riots when his cult attempted to subvert our democracy by overturning the results of the election.
But what came into focus during the Trump years and how evangelicals thought "this is fine" is that cruelty had become the defining feature of their worldview. They see enemies everywhere and they feel the need to punish their enemies. It seems their list of enemies grows everyday.
The politics of cruelty isn't just Trump. It's the entire Republican party who legislate based on harming people. These days, it's trans people. Ron DeSantis, who is a dollar store brand Trump, legislates by cruelty. Which led him to being stupid enough to take on one of the biggest corporations in the world and Florida's biggest employer. Biting the hand that feeds you. Let's see how that works out for you, bro.
I've actually been criticized by evangelicals for being "weak" and "soft-hearted". And, you know what? I'd rather be empathetic than a cruel piece of shit like fundigelicals.
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