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Former Pizza Huts

2016.06.11 19:21 j1ggy Former Pizza Huts

Yes, everything really is on Reddit. This subreddit is dedicated to recognizable Former Pizza Hut locations. Why? Well, because we wanted to.

2012.06.22 23:22 The Pizza Hut Community

Pizza Hut! A community to discuss and share your experiences of the brand.

2012.07.09 20:09 rdeluca Where the OP always delivers

Tales From The Pizza Guy, including *any* and *all* stories from the heroes of **food delivery!**!

2023.05.31 11:08 abhinav354 On day 17 as of today and wanted to know what to expect in the way of withdrawal symptoms

Hellos wonderful people, I am 32 M and have been a smoker since I was 20 years old. I recently stopped smoking up and smoking as well. Going by the many posts and advice on this sub, I took up running in the mornings as a habit as well.
I stopped because I realised that weed dumbs me down and it is often the best way to avoid dealing with actual hard questions in my life. There have been breaks from smoking before (a throat surgery and COVID) but none of them were voluntary.
Every since I stopped smoking up...my mental health has gone for a toss...it isn't bad all the time but when it is bad...it is baaad. Weed does not help with it...just used to suppress it so that I can lie on my couch with a bag of chips to zone out.
I am doing therapy as well but I wanted to know is there a list or something I can read to understand what to expect for the next few days...
I feel confident about staying away from it but would be so reassuring to know what to expect and if these will pass.
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2023.05.31 11:07 EducatorRoom The Future of Online Learning Platforms

The Future of Online Learning Platforms

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In Conclusion, Online learning platforms offer flexibility and accessibility to help individuals enhance their knowledge and acquire new abilities. With the wide variety of classes and materials accessible, there's something suitable for all. Choosing the best platform is challenging, and If you do a bit of study and thought, everyone can locate a unified platform for their needs. Educator Room It is an online educational platform designed for high school courses online. The platform provides pupils with personalized education experiences that aid students in achieving the academic goals they have set for themselves.
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2023.05.31 11:07 Ayucoin Lesson 1: Introduction to Financial Literacy

At ayu, we have thus far focused on lessons for kids and young adults from the age of 5 until 17. As a next step, we are now creating a series of lessons for young adults aged 18 to 22. These lessons will start from the very basics i.e. you don't need to know about the concepts covered in the earlier short lessons. These lessons are aimed at making our young adults financially smart and aware, as they enter the workforce, and thus set them up for success.
We start the first lesson with some basic concepts today.
What is Financial Literacy? Financial literacy refers to the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and manage your finances effectively. It involves developing an understanding of basic financial concepts, such as budgeting, saving, and investing. By acquiring financial literacy, you can make informed decisions about spending, saving, and investing, enabling you to achieve financial stability and work towards your long-term goals. Note that Financial literacy is more than just understanding numbers and managing money; it empowers you to make informed decisions and achieve your long-term financial goals.
Why is this Important? Financial literacy is essential because it equips you with the tools to make informed financial decisions and navigate the complexities of the financial world. Without financial literacy, you may fall into common pitfalls such as overspending, high debt, or poor investment choices. By becoming financially literate, you gain the knowledge and skills to budget effectively, manage debt, build savings, and make sound investment decisions, setting yourself up for a more secure and prosperous future.
Key concept: Needs, Wants, and Desires One crucial concept in financial literacy is distinguishing between needs, wants, and desires. Needs are essential for survival and include things like food, shelter, clothing, and healthcare. Wants are things we desire but can live without, such as entertainment, dining out, or luxury items. Desires encompass our aspirations and dreams, like traveling the world or owning a home. By understanding these distinctions, you can prioritize your spending and make wise financial choices that align with your goals.
Key concept: Budgeting Budgeting is a foundational skill in financial literacy. It involves creating a plan for managing your income and expenses. By budgeting, you allocate your money intentionally, ensuring that every dollar has a purpose. Budgeting provides a clear picture of your financial situation, helps you control spending, and allows you to save and invest wisely. It's an effective tool for managing your finances, reducing stress, and working towards your financial goals.
Creating a Budget To create a budget, start by tracking your income and expenses. Track all the money you receive, such as wages, allowances, or any other regular income sources. Then, categorize your expenses into different categories like housing, transportation, groceries, entertainment, and savings. It's essential to be thorough and include all your expenses to get an accurate picture of your spending habits. This will help you identify areas where you can reduce expenses and save more effectively.
Differentiating Between Fixed and Variable Expenses Within your budget, it's important to differentiate between fixed and variable expenses. Fixed expenses are those that remain relatively constant each month, such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, and loan repayments. Variable expenses, on the other hand, fluctuate from month to month, such as groceries, entertainment, and dining out. Understanding the difference between these two types of expenses will help you allocate your money effectively and prioritize your needs over wants.
Developing Financial Awareness As you embark on your financial literacy journey, developing financial awareness is key. Monitor your financial accounts regularly, review bank statements, and keep track of your expenses. By understanding where your money is going, you can identify areas where you can reduce expenses and make adjustments to stay within your budget. Take advantage of technology and personal finance apps that can help you track your spending, categorize expenses, and set financial goals. This level of awareness will empower you to make informed financial decisions and maintain control over your finances.
Congratulations on taking the first steps toward building a solid foundation in financial literacy! By understanding the importance of financial literacy, distinguishing between needs, wants, and desires, and embracing the key concept of budgeting, you are well on your way to achieving financial stability and success. Remember, financial literacy is a lifelong journey, and as you continue to learn and grow, you will gain the knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions that align with your goals and aspirations. Stay curious, stay committed, and watch as your financial future unfolds with confidence.
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2023.05.31 11:07 Fit-Restaurant-8255 Salt, sugar and fat

Salt, sugar and fat make food better palate wise and more caloric dense. And you have to eat a lot of calories in recovery. I hope all agree with those 2 statements?
Now what I'm curious to discuss is prevalence of fat or sugar in recovery type of eating. Tabitha Farrar swears by chips (fat+salt). Kelj from RayPeatForum wrote that she was (is?) into more sugar, especially drinks like juices. Gals had different situations but both claim to be recovered.
I'm only 10 weeks in all-in type ED recovery and for the last 2-3 weeks already have problem with fatty foods. I started recovery with chips (mostly baked Lay's) and burgers with fries, even onion rings were nice, some fatty foods that go nice with beer (non-alcoholic in my case) like pigs in a blanket, but now they are not appetizing at all (even worse than that). I switched from chocolate with nuts in them (more fat) to M&M's (more sugar), I drink much more juices (with sugar), milk coctails and kefir. I eat now basic types of sushi, not baked fatty ones. I eat a lot of cheesy pizza but it somehow takes me longer to eat the same amount, like real boring chore. I'm picky for sure but I compensate it with generosity in quality and quantity.
I guess this is the way my body wants to be rn BUT more sugar in diet is not helpful for my main objective of recovery from a long history of malnourishment, for which protein and fat are essential.
TL;DR: I'm stuck with no longer being able to eat more nourishing fatty and protein-y foods as before and leaning towards sugar foods which are just energy and not building blocks for replenishing malnourished body.
Is it okay? What to do? Wait it out?
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2023.05.31 11:07 ifailedmaths Trip Report: 14 days end of spring trip, 9 pax, Tokyo and Hokkaido!

I'll try to be as brief as I can, otherwise this post will become an essay of me trying to promote Japan as the best vacation destination I have ever been to.
TLDR; Japan is great!
The trip took place from 13 May 2023 to 27 May 2023. 9 people, ages ranging from late 20s to mid 60s, family from both my side and my wife's, took part in this trip. The 4 youngest members, including yours truly, planned for everything in this trip which includes the hotels, places we visits, international flights, domestic flights, meals, routes to take. It also helps that our youngest member is fluent in Japanese, while the rest of the youngsters can understand simple Japanese, thus YMMV.
Tokyo (13 May - 18 May 2023)
Tokyo was probably the most hated part of our trip as it involves a lot of walking. And the 5 old people were definitely not keen on walking much. So we really had to spend a lot of time looking for places to chill after half an hour of walking, which really slows us down. Even in train stations, we had to look for elevators since they were unable to climb stairs. There were really a lot of stairs in Japan.
Anyway, for the most part, we stayed in Kyobashi in Tokyo. We chose this area as it provides direct access to Haneda Airport via trains. It was also really convenient as every location we went to in Tokyo was accessible from Kyobashi Station, requiring little to no transfers.
A short review of places we went in Tokyo
Asakusa - It was crowded on a Sunday. Sensoji was nice to look at. Lots of street food around the area if you explore west of Nakamise Street. Kappabashi Dougu Street sells kitchenware and handmade crockeries, which are slightly pricey but good additions to my dining set. Spent around 5 hours here.
Ueno Zoo - Oldest zoo in Japan. Houses many animals that we don't see in Singapore, like the snow monkeys and shoebills. Pandas were definitely the main attraction. We queued for 15 minutes just to see them for 3 minutes. There is a system in place so that panda viewing is not overcrowded. In total, we spent almost 5 hours here.
Ameyoko Street - Shopping street. We just walked through this stretch after Ueno Zoo when everyone was tired. It was quite a touristy place where we did not find it interesting.
Meiji Shrine - Very beautiful shrine. Everybody enjoyed the walk from Harajuku Station to the shrine. The canopy provided shade on a hot day. Coupled with the cool weather, the walk was pleasant. We were also lucky enough to be able to witness a wedding ceremony happening at the shrine while we were there. Get your Omikuji (fortune slip) for JPY200. It comes with English translation.
Harajuku - Very hip shopping street. We were just here for Marion Crepes, nothing else. But if you are into fashion, feel free to spend time shopping here. The clothes are relatively cheaper as compared to places like Uniqlo.
Shibuya - A lot of construction projects are happening now at Shibuya, so it was slightly harder to get around. We went to a planetarium, and sat down for a "show", which was all voiced in Japanese, no subtitles. Very cool even if you don't understand anything as the start of the show basically placed you right in the heart of Shibuya, and allowed you to see the skyline. The youngsters also had a chance to go to the Pokemon Centre and Disney Store to do some light shopping. Go if you like these kind of things. If not, I would recommend skipping them.
Tsukiji Market - A local, slightly more touristy fish market. A lot of fresh seafood to try. Uni (Sea urchin) was in season. The most popular items were the tamagoyaki (rolled egg omelet) and hotate (scallops). We also ate at a local sushi restaurant and I had my first horse meat sushi. The chef even advised me that I should eat it without soy sauce. Very cool experience, probably something I'll never try if I did not go to Japan.
As you can see from above, we didn't go to many places in Tokyo as the oldies were pretty much restricted by their physical abilities to take long walks. I should also share that eating out is more expensive compared to Singapore (where we are from), with each meal costing around JPY1500 or more per person.
Hokkaido (18 May - 27 May 2023)
Hokkaido was really the highlight of this trip. It was clear that everyone enjoyed Hokkaido more than Tokyo. For the domestic flights, we flew via Air Do. To get to Hokkaido, we flew from Haneda Airport to Asaikawa Airport. To get back to Tokyo, we flew from Hakodate Airport. In addition, we rented 2 cars to fit 9 people, with 10 medium to large sized luggage. The distance between each city was usually about 2 to 3 hours drive. Essentially, we went from the west of Hokkaido to the east. So.. That definitely took a long while. so I'll break down the locations by cities.
Monbetsu (18 May - 19 May 2023)
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park - A tulip park recreated to make you feel as if you were in The Netherlands. Very pretty place especially when all the tulips were in full bloom. We spent about 2 hours here just taking pictures and taking in the view.
Takinoue Shibazakura Park - A park where everything is pink! I have never seen a place so pink. We missed the sakura season in Tokyo but managed to catch the blooming of Shibazakura instead. It is really a sight to behold. In the park, if you are able, I would recommend climbing all the way to the bell to get a stunning view of the whole place. There is also a 3 minutes helicopter ride for JPY600 per person to get an aerial view of the park.
The tulip park was the reason why we drove 3 hours to the small town of Monbetsu. I think the drive was worth it if you like looking at flowers in full bloom. On a separate note, I have been to Monbetsu on another trip in 2019. There is a crab claw statue, a sea ice musuem and a seal sanctuary to visit. The town is not as boring as one might think.
Asahikawa (19 May - 20 May 2023)
Ramen Village - Just a place where 8 ramen restaurants set up shop. I highly recommend eating shoyu ramen in Asahikawa since that's what they're famous for.
Otokoyama Sake Brewery and Museum - It's in the name! Go here if you like sake. There's free tasting. The museum portion just showcases equipment used in the brewing process. It even shows how it was brewed in the older eras. There is also a tap where anyone can collect the spring water that they use to brew the sake. So.. BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE!
Takikawa Canola Festival - We were just in time for the event. Canola (oil?) is the main export of the town of Takikawa. The festival only runs for 2 weekends. We were lucky to have been able to see this. Anyway, the festival was packed with people. So to alleviate overcrowding at the fields, the organisers did not allow people to go to the fields directly. Everybody is required to go to the festival location and take a shuttle bus to the fields. The bus timings were about 10 minutes from the next one, so even if the queue was long, we didn't wait too long. With any festival, there will always be snacks and other merchandise. Feel free to buy them and support the locals.
Furano (20 May - 21 May 2023)
Ningle Terrace - I think there were a total of 18 small craft shops in the area. Anyway, it's a place where you'll want to go after it turns dark. That's when the fairy lights come on and make it look magical. Personally, I wasn't into the crafts. But I bet they will be good decorations for your office desk or home.
Farm Tomita - A farm famous for lavender. It was raining heavily when we were there. So.. It wasn't a great experience. Coupled with the fact that lavender wasn't really in season, we could only see a small patch of purple. Potatoes here were great though! I would recommend getting some potato wedges or croquettes as snacks.
Furano Cheese Factory - We went there on a weekend. So, there was pretty much no production viewing. But no loss, since we were actually there for the pizza! The whole complex, including a pizza cafe, ice cream shop, factory and museum is nestled in a small woodland area. So you get to enjoy pizza and ice cream in the great outdoors! I highly recommend the pizzas.
Sapporo (21 May - 23 May 2023)
Tanukikoji Street - Shopping street! There's a Mega Don Quixote if anyone's interested. Otherwise it is really just another shopping street. What's cool about it is that there is also an underground mall that's linked to Susukino Station. So, you can shop above and under ground.
Nijo Market - A fish market just like Tsukiji Market but on a smaller scale. It was already past noon when we reached so most shops were closed or closing. The local shopkeepers here were friendlier though.
Odori Park - We took a 15 minutes walk from Sapporo Station to this park. It was not very impressive without sakura blooms or festivals. The iconic Sapporo TV Tower was at the head of the park. We chose not to go up the tower as we went somewhere higher.
JR Tower 36 - I believe this tower is taller than the Sapporo TV Tower. It costs JPY600 per person to ascend the tower. It offers a 360 degrees (more like 90 degrees x 4 sides) view of the city. On a clear day, you might even be able to see Otaru from the tower. You can also see the trains leaving and entering JR Sapporo Station.
Mount Moiwa - Unfortunately, it was foggy the night when we wanted to go up the mountain. So, we decided not to go. From what we researched, it offers a very pretty night view of the city.
So.. In Sapporo, we ditched the car and travelled via trains and legs, like how we did in Tokyo. Parking is expensive in bigger cities. It was a shame that we didn't get to go up to Mount Moiwa as I personally wanted to go up there. But.. There is always an alternative (maybe even better).
Otaru (23 May - 24 May 2023)
Sakaimachi Street - The biggest shopping street in Otaru. The road is lined with shops of various sizes on both sides. Highlights include a glass warehouse, the Romankan (Romance House) and the windchimes on the river. At the end of the street (or the beginning depends on where you start), is an iconic clock tower. I think it rings and blows steam out of its top every hour. Under the clock tower is my personal favourite, LeTao! Their bestseller, the cheesecakes, is the best! But I love their chocolate biscuits, The Noir, better.
Otaru Canal - You may or may not know that Otaru was a port town. The warehouses that line up beside the canal has since been transformed into shops. According to my wife, it is supposedly a pretty place to go to at night, when lights brighten the canal. But when we were there, it was a sad sight. The lights barely lit up the canal. So.. GO IN FEBRUARY when the snow light path festival is happening! There is also a gondola ride on the canal if anyone's interested. We were not.
Sankaku Market - A really small market beside Otaru Station. We had our crab lunch here! 3 crabs totaling 4.6kg for JPY45000. I think that the items sold here are relatively more expensive as this market is catered towards tourists.
Lake Toya (24 May - 25 May 2023)
Mount Usu - A volcano which last erupted in the year 2000. We took the ropeway up. Trust me! It is worth the trip. There is a terrace right beside the ropeway station where you can enjoy beautiful scenery of the lake and surrounding mountains. The youngsters also managed to climb 320 steps to go closer to the caldera of Mount Usu. While you don't see any lava, you can definitely see some smoke.
Meisui-no-Sato Rest Station - This is not really an attraction. But I wanted to give it a shoutout because it was definitely the most beautiful rest station I have ever seen. A suspension bridge links the rest station to a small forested area. And in that area is a spring! It was unexpected to see everybody enjoying a rest there and drinking spring water directly from the mountains.
The Lake Ko no Sumika - Our hotel for the night at Lake Toya. This hotel resort is situated right beside the lake. The hotel is also part of the Toya Sun Palace. If you stay in Ko no Sumika, you get access to the onsen and facilities of both hotels. But it doesn't work the other way round. So it definitely feels more exclusive. The Lake Ko no Sumika has the onsen on the 8th level, giving you an unblocked view of the lake and its beyond when you're taking a bath. For those who don't know, from April to October, a fireworks show happens every night between 8.45pm to 9.05pm. The fireworks show takes place on the lake, starting from the pier near The Lake Toya Nonokaze resort, ending in the middle of the lake, right in front of my hotel room. Did I mention that there is a balcony in every room that looks out to the lake? That's where we enjoyed the fireworks show. There is also an onsen bath in every room of the hotel for you to enjoy if you are shy about going nude in the public bath. To summarise, The Lake Ko no Sumika was luxury on another level. I highly recommend this heaven.
Hakodate (25 May - 27 May 2023)
Onuma National Park - It's actually a quasi-national park. Not sure what the difference is. But it is a beautiful park where there are bridges that link small little islands together. It'll take around 1 hour to walk the longest route and 15 minutes for the shortest. Honestly, I love this park. It was picturesque and it was also amusing to see young couples (the guy) struggling to row a boat.
Mount Hakodate - Boasts the world famous night view. While I agree that the view is beautiful, it is too packed for anyone to enjoy. Everybody is holding up their cameras and crowding near the railings for anyone to take in the scenery. Of course, to counter this, you can always pop by the restaurant or cafe and hope that you'll be assigned a seat by the window so that you can enjoy the view. I recommend that to go right before the sun sets. At the top, you'll have to choose if you want to see the sunset or the night view. Because there is no way that you'll capture both since everybody will crowd to one or the other. It'll always be more crowded when the sky turns dark and everybody is rushing to get off the mountain. So.. Be prepared to wait! Good luck!
Hakodate Morning Market - The morning market is awesome. You have access to fresh seafood and other produce. You can even haggle! We spend our 2 mornings there for breakfast. Amazing place to get delicious and slightly cheaper seafood. There is also a stall which lets you catch your own squid and they'll grill it for you. Long queue though. For reference, we had 2 crabs, weighing at 4.2kg in total for JPY37000. They'll lead you to a restaurant where they'll cook the crabs for you, for free! Don't be afraid to haggle and discuss with the shop owners.
Goryokaku - A fort turned into a park! The famous star(?) shaped park is a beautiful place. When we were there, we saw wisterias and fresh green trees. There is also a structure, which I believe was the residence of someone, which you can pay to enter. Nothing to rave about. But if you want to see some architecture in the middle of a park, you can see it here. Come here if you enjoy walking around a big park. If not, give it a miss.
To sum things up
It is safe to say that all of us enjoyed our trip to Japan. For my parents, it was their first time in Japan. Our itinerary could have been more optimised to cater to the old folks but we planned what we could. Everything else was pretty much on the fly.
While most Japanese don't speak English, they do have some basic understanding if you speak slowly and give them time to process what you said. Alternatively, learn some simple Japanese phrases. It'll make life a lot easier there. For the most part, we relied on Google Maps and Navitime apps to get around Tokyo. We googled for Mapcodes for our drive in Hokkaido.
Hope you enjoyed this lengthy trip report!
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2023.05.31 11:06 virgosoul22_ 20W Scan, No Bump, Lots of Trauma

TW: Sexual Assault
Long post ahead: TIA for those who read
My (26F) 20W anatomy scan is tomorrow on the exact day I turn 20W and I am so so nervous. This pregnancy has been ROUGH. • I have kept losing weight • I can only afford about 1 real meal a day so I just consume small, nutrient poor snacks to get by in between. • I have endured consistently high mental stress my whole pregnancy.
I have also had sex a few times during the past month and have had bleeding each time along with intense throbbing, pain afterwards. My sex partner is not gentle at all and doesn’t adjust at the sight of blood. Essentially it is just sex with us; nothing more even with this baby inside me. He doesn’t really acknowledge the pregnancy and I know that should be all the reason to not even get in his bed, but I struggle so much with self worth and very unhealthy/disrespectful sexual treatment it has really construed my judgement over the years. My boundaries here aren’t respected really and that’s something I obviously didn’t work at hard enough which is how I got pregnant. It’s shameful I know, but I am working on it.
Further, because I am so fearful of losing my job (and also have bad judgement) I never called the doctor because the bleeding wasn’t ongoing and the pain would subside after about a full 24h later. I feel like they would have wanted me to come in and my boss, who is a woman to a team full of women, has not been compassionate to me during this pregnancy since I told her. Instead she has put performance pressure on x10 and isn’t kind to me rescheduling my day for health issues as I learned during the first trimester.
To add to my worry, during my last appt. at 16w I had a pap bc I was due for one and a new patient in a new state. There was quite a bit of bleeding during and afterwards along with my OB asking if I’ve experienced trauma while doing the exam. I said yes but then she said nothing else. Shortly after I moved to this city last year, I was raped and sought medical care about a week after at an urgent care. The provider declined to do an exam and referred me to a GYN. It was going to take another like 6w to get into a GYN and the whole thing just shot my confidence because it took me so long to finally even walk in the office and the woman didn’t even want to peek at my insides to give me a thumbs up or down. Only STI and pregnancy testing. It made me feel embarrassed like she was grossed out i was assaulted. So a few days later once I learned I didn’t have an STI. I just gave up. When I became pregnant and started seeing an OB, I never got the chance to explain my sexual history. At least where I am at, they only ask about STIs. During my last appt., we never got to circle back to the why behind that trauma question nor did I get to tell her the rape story during the visit, but with all the bleeding and my history of SA it did make me wonder what she saw. So I plan to bring that back up.
I honestly don’t have a lot of people to talk to openly about my body, the experience of being pregnant, or all my mental mess & trauma aside from my therapist I see about every other month due to co pays. I’m just so nervous that my pregnancy experience along with how my body looks is going to yield bad news. My whole day job is focused around positive psychology so I’m doing my best to not focus on the negative potential here, but tbh I feel like ignoring it and just reframing for the positive is naive. I don’t even have a support person to go to my appt. with me. Any advice or good vibes?
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2023.05.31 11:06 Seattleite_Sat Realistic consequences of bizzare star system placement?

I'd like to know the impacts the bizzare placement of my setting, Gnosis. It's kinda-sorta a fantasy, but this is a question sci-fi readers would better be able to answer and it's not really fantasy so much as a soft sci-fi on an alien world so post-apocalyptic they've had a couple more apocalypses since then and nobody's got a clue that their "magic" is actually their Precursors' sufficiently advanced technology. The Daystar is in the thick disk, currently it's ~2100 parsecs from the galactic plane, which it passes through twice per galactic orbit though of course that's an incomprehensibly immense span of time. That's an odd place because it's not an ancient metal-poor star like thick disk stars tend to be; it's a young, temperamental G0V main-sequence star 750,000km across with very high metallicity. Most likely, by which I mean "I have zero other explanations", something bigger's gravity displaced it from an orbit within the thin disk however many aeons past. Probably, all things considered, a black hole.
I put it there because it gives them a great view of the galactic core and a decent-ish one of the overall structure of the galaxy. In fact, it's such a great view of the core even its primitive-ish modern inhabitants (they've got cars but haven't split the atom) have not only realized the six stars swirling around the middle are orbiting some unseen colossus, not even that the entire nearly 27,000 parsec wide galaxy is orbiting it too, but two years ago they calculated it's got a mass of ~8.26x1036 kilograms. To be clear since most people aren't going to be able to tell from those numbers all matching up, bonus points if you did, that supermassive black hole is Saggitarius A* and they are in the Milky Way, back when the Daystar was in the thin disk it was probably around or even part of Omega Centauri, the intermediate-mass black hole in the middle of that cluster may even be the very object that flung it up into its current orbit, although it's only one possibility. I think that location's really, really friggin' cool and I think the IU astronomers would agree.
The Daystar itself's not a problem to a planet-dweller, even as often as it flings around coronal mass ejections and it does that a lot, because the planets around it are also metal-rich with intense magnetic fields and dense atmospheres that ensure the primary consequence of their star's violence is a much stronger difference of potential between atmospheric layers than on Earth. (With that comes vast, easily collected atmospheric energy, but also a LOT of lightning strikes, some so powerful they disable unhardened electronics for blocks around... and potentially induce acute radiation syndrome.) It does also mean geomagnetic storms every decade or so, those are a pain for the people in charge of the power grid but whatever it doesn't threaten life and Precursor tech's super extra hardened to hell and back so it'll survive geomagnetic storms and even their space stuff routinely weathers direct hits from coronal mass ejections (if it couldn't, they'd have built it stronger and/or further away). I've even checked to make sure all three inhabited worlds are in the Daystar's habitable zone at 180, 270 and 360 million kilometers. (Technically that last one's a little too far, but its greenhouse effect and volcanism... Adequately make up for it, mean surface temperature is -3c and there's plenty of water.)
However, it's just the threat posed by the Daystar itself that I can safely dismiss. Are there any cataclysmic consequences to the Daystar's location? I know the central bulge is nowhere near habitable for radiological reasons, for example. Would being out in the thick disk be the same sort of problem? Is it our position in the thin disk the only reason us Earth-things still back here orbiting Sol aren't getting whopped with gamma ray bursts on the regular? Would the thick disk be a bad place in the galaxy to build if your civilization wants all the new life they're adding to three planets and a moon in its interior to survive until it's indistinguishable from natural life? The Precursors had plenty of options, there's no reason they'd pick a system Earth-derived life could not survive in long-term. (No, the Precursors were not human, but they did accidentally cause the Bronze Age Collapse. For what it's worth, they were really sorry for like 12 seconds before bailing and pretending they were never here.)
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2023.05.31 11:06 Daemi Considering DIY Latex

I'm considering building my own latex mattress through Arizona Premium Mattress or a similar company. I would probably make it a hybrid - using springs for the base layer rather than all foam, most likely the L&P combi-zone coils. I'm wondering what combination of spring & latex layers other DIY'ers may recommend.
I am 5'9" and about 220lbs. Primarily a back sleeper and occasionally side. I have chronic neck and lower back pain. I'd be moving from an old posturepedic pillowtop that, though labeled as plush, used to provide decent support. I have no idea what the actual firmness rating is though. Over time the comfort layers have broken down and although there's not much visible sag, I now sink rather significantly - though not enough to actually feel the support layer, so I'm basically lying on a super squished hammocking cushion. I certainly need something more supportive than that, but I still like a mildly soft feeling on top - I don't want to sink in too far like with memory foam, but don't want to feel like I'm being lifted or arched upward either...like it's forcing me to conform to the bed rather than the bed conforming to me.
I've seen posts in the past from people who used two or three layers of latex with different firmness ratings. Sometimes a mix of talalay and dunlop or different thicknesses. It looks like right now, APM only has dunlop available in 6", while talalay comes in 6", 3", or 2". With all the possible combinations, I'd like to ask what has actually worked for other people and may work for me. Thanks for the help!
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2023.05.31 11:06 servercidal Seeking a career transition, asap.

Highly industrious, nquisitive and hyper observant personality. When I find something I am interested in learning more about, I will do so obsessively. I'm not afraid of physical work, tedious tasks, or repetitive work. I can work well by myself and exceptionally well with others. I truly believe you can learn something from everyone you encounter .... if you just remember to pay attention.
Ive worked the ins and outs of the restaurant industry. I've helped open restaurants, I've designed menus, booked,managed, and served numerous private events, managed inventories, ran promotional specials,met sales goals daily and annually, etc etc. I have been wanting to transition my career for a few years now...but its been difficult without a degree where working in an industry that consumes alot of my time in order to make enough to make ends meet. Any other experience I've gained or skills I've learned outside of this industry have been acquired in my free time. I spend alot of time researching, reading books, taking free courses, etc.
Some of my transferable skills/experience: - 9yrs experience in customer service/sales/product knowledge -Completed fundamentals of digital marketing course through Google Garage - Worked several voice over acting gigs through Upwork including some video and voice data collection for AI training use -Experienced with Ecommerce + recently opened an ebay "digital thrift store" - fairly knowledgeable about antiques and vintage items -familiar with SEO keyword optimization, Product listing, running ads, market research -social media management, content creation and social media marketing -a passionate novice in digital art and graphic design
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2023.05.31 11:05 PurpleSolitudes Best Controller For PC in USA Available on Amazon

Best Controller For PC in USA Available on Amazon
Welcome to our conversation about the best controllers for gaming PC ! As more and more games become available on PC, many gamers are looking for a comfortable, responsive controller that can help them enjoy their favorite titles without sacrificing precision or accuracy. In this discussion, we'll explore some of the most popular options on the market, discuss their pros and cons, and help you find the perfect controller for your gaming needs. Whether you prefer console-style controllers, specialized gamepads, or something in between, we're here to guide you through the world of PC gaming peripherals.

Best Controller For PC

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core is a highly advanced gaming controller that has been designed for professional gamers and enthusiasts who demand the best performance from their equipment. This controller offers a wide range of features and customization options that provide an unprecedented level of control and precision.
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Xbox Core Wireless Controller

As the world of gaming continues to evolve, so too do the needs and preferences of gamers everywhere. One key aspect of this evolution is the increasing popularity of PC gaming, which has led to a need for high-quality controllers that can provide the precision and performance required by serious gamers. In this review, we'll take a closer look at one of the most popular options on the market: the Xbox Core Wireless Controller.
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PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced


PowerA is a well-known brand in the gaming industry, specializing in creating controllers and accessories for gamers of all levels. One of their latest offerings is the PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced, a controller that promises to deliver top-notch performance, customization options, and an impressive battery life.
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SCUF Instinct Pro

SCUF Instinct Pro is a gaming controller that has been designed with the needs of serious gamers in mind. This controller offers a number of features that make it stand out from other controllers on the market, including its customizable design and build quality, its performance, battery life, and compatibility with a wide range of gaming platforms.
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Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Razer Wolverine Ultimate is a premium gamepad that aims to offer gamers the kind of high-level customization and control typically only found in competitive PC gaming peripherals. With advanced features like interchangeable thumbsticks and D-pad, as well as additional programmable buttons and trigger stops, this gamepad is designed with the needs of serious gamers in mind. In this review, we'll take an in-depth look at the Razer Wolverine Ultimate, evaluating its design and build quality, customization options, performance, battery life, and compatibility to determine whether it's worth the investment for gamers looking to up their game.
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Victrix Pro BFG Wireless Gaming Controller

The Victrix Pro BFG Wireless Gaming Controller is a high-end gaming accessory that is built to impress. With a range of customization options, top-notch build quality, and exceptional performance, this controller is sure to appeal to gamers of all skill levels.
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2023.05.31 11:04 DietrichVanMeier 23 M Europe - History and Literature Enthusiast

Hi. I'm looking to talk to new people, maybe make a friend
They are:
History, especially the 19th-20th century but with more broad and general knowedge in other time periods. I'm not an expert or anything but I am pretty passionate about it and tend to read/listen about one event or the other on a pretty regular basis.
Literature, especially old novels. I recently read Demian (my all time favourite book), Day of the Oprichnik, Heart of Darkness, the Perfume and Little Prince. Currently started reading Blood Meridian. Some of my other favourite works would include: "The Picture of Dorian Gray", "Faust part I" (need to get to part II) and "No Longer Human". I also like to write short stories and book reviews. I'd also really like to read the same book with someone and discuss it. For reference my next book will probably be Oliver Twist
Languages. I know three, with one being a bit rusty. I'm currently working to scrape off the rust and then when I'm finished with that will begin to learn a fourth language. It's fun to go through different works in multiple languages. For example, I read the aforementioned Faust part I in all three.
Games. I recently played Cyberpunk 2077. Now that the dust has settled and the bugs mostly removed...It's not that bad! The main questline at least, Fallout 76 (Very average, I'm dissapointed with what they made the "RPG" system) and will try out Deus Ex Manking Divided again ( Got inspired since it's somewhat similar to Cyberpunk). I was waiting to play Elden Ring but it ended being too stressful for me. Go here and get beaten up go there and get beaten up, repeat...Besides that I'm a big fan of Paradox strategy games...like EU IV and HoI IV (also thinking of making my own project for HoI IV). I am definitely looking forward to try out Victoria III, after they add more content to it. I also got Modern Warfare 2, since the first MW had great multiplayer gameplay.
Anime and Manga. In recent times my interest has waned but I still watch the occasional series here and there. Like Cyberpunk Edgerunners (Which I found to be rather mediocre) and the very good new season of Bleach. Some other favourites include: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Death Note, Fate;Zero, Psycho Pass , Higurashi (season 2 is a bit weak but the first one is a masterpiece of horror), Code Geass, Attack on Titan and others. My favourite Manga is Berserk...I hope it gets a good ending..the first couple of new chapters were...a bit rough but the new author seems to have got his footing.
Anyway, that should be enough information to give you a good picture... Before I go, I would like to ask for you to include the title of the last book you read in your reply. A small request, I feel. I'll be ignoring those that don't.
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2023.05.31 11:04 Big-Tip7720 Kabirdas Jayanti 2023: Date, History, and Life Journey of Sant Kabirdas

Kabirdas Jayanti 2023: Date, History, and Life Journey of Sant Kabirdas

Kabirdas Jayanti is an auspicious occasion celebrated to honor the birth anniversary of the esteemed saint and poet, Kabirdas. His teachings and spiritual wisdom continue to inspire people across generations. In this blog, we will explore the significance of Kabirdas Jayanti, delve into the history of this revered saint, and trace the remarkable life journey of Sant Kabirdas.
Date of Kabirdas Jayanti
Kabirdas Jayanti is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month Jyeshtha, which typically falls in the months of May or June. In 2023, Kabirdas Jayanti will be celebrated on the 04th of June.
History of Sant Kabirdas
Sant Kabirdas, widely regarded as one of the most influential saints in the history of India, lived during the 15th century. His birthplace is said to be Lahartara, a village near Varanasi, in present-day Uttar Pradesh, India. Kabirdas' teachings blended elements of Hinduism and Islam, promoting unity, love, and a deep devotion to the Supreme Being.
Life Journey of Sant Kabirdas:
  1. Early Life:
Kabirdas was born to Muslim parents, but he was adopted and raised by a Hindu couple named Niru and Nima. This unique background provided him with exposure to different religious and cultural influences, shaping his inclusive and universalistic worldview.
  1. Spiritual Awakening:
Kabirdas' spiritual journey began when he experienced a profound transformation, prompted by encounters with various saints and spiritual masters. His deep yearning for spiritual knowledge led him to embark on a path of self-realization and devotion.
  1. Quest for Truth:
Kabirdas sought guidance from spiritual luminaries such as Ramananda, a renowned Hindu saint, and Shaikh Taqqi, a Sufi master. He learned from their teachings and integrated the essence of their wisdom into his own spiritual practice.
  1. Poetry and Dohas:
Kabirdas expressed his spiritual insights and reflections through his poignant poetry. His verses, known as dohas, were simple, profound and accessible to people from all walks of life. These dohas emphasized the importance of self-realization, moral conduct, and the unity of all beings.
  1. Social Reformer:
Kabirdas was a vocal critic of social divisions and prejudices. His teachings advocated equality, condemned discrimination based on caste and religion, and promoted the importance of inner purity over external rituals. He aimed to bridge the gap between different communities, fostering harmony and universal brotherhood.
  1. Legacy and Influence:
Kabirdas' teachings have had a lasting impact on spiritual and literary traditions. His poetry continues to be revered and studied by scholars, and his messages of love, compassion, and self-realization resonate with millions of people worldwide.
Kabirdas Jayanti is a cherished occasion that celebrates the birth anniversary of Sant Kabirdas. His life journey, marked by a spiritual awakening, inclusive teachings, and poetic expression, continues to inspire and guide seekers on the path of spirituality. Kabirdas' teachings transcend religious boundaries and emphasize the universal principles of love, unity, and moral conduct. As we celebrate Kabirdas Jayanti, let us reflect upon the profound wisdom of this great saint and strive to incorporate his teachings into our lives. Get Download and Share Kabirdas Jayanti images and videos from Brands.live in just 10 seconds.
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2023.05.31 11:04 Ok-Risk5421 Snapchat

So this happened to me a week ago today, met a girl on instagram & knew something was up w the account but they asked for my Snapchat & sent what I thought were legit pics. Really thought it was a real person after that. Then eventually got the 😡😡😡 emoji rant about how my life will be over & all that jazz. I paid out of shock & horror $1k.
But after a week there's been nothing. I blocked both accounts and changed handles & pictures etc. and I've heard nothing about it from anyone.
If this has happened to you just count to 10 and take a deep breath. Nothing bad can happen - if it does (which it most likely won't) it's just a pic of your Weiner it's not the end of the world. Real friends will be sympathetic about it like mine were when I told them. Try see the humour in it & move on with life. Don't let them win or take over your mental just ignore & accept that it was really really dumb but we're all human and we learn from mistakes like this. Turn it into a positive, pick yourself up and take your lessons from it.
God bless
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2023.05.31 11:04 MatLWT Freelance Graphic Design: Lucrative Opportunities and Tips for Success

It all started with an Uber ride a few weeks ago. The driver I initially thought was my Uber ended up ghosting on me, leaving me frustrated and confused. But as fate would have it, this mishap led me to meet a young guy who was not only knowledgeable about the local scene (I’d just arrived in Split, Croatia) but he was also interested in freelancing.
We got talking, and the conversation shifted towards graphic design. What is graphic design, you may ask? Well, it's the art of creating visual concepts to communicate ideas, inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. Think logos, business cards, magazine layouts, product packaging, and much more. Graphic designers are the creative minds behind all those eye-catching visuals that surround us every day.
Now, here's where it gets exciting. The beauty of freelance graphic design is that it knows no borders. Regardless of the language you speak or where you live, companies all over the world need graphic design services. Thanks to the internet, you can work with clients from the other side of the globe without any hassle. Visuals speak a universal language, and as long as you understand your client's requirements, you can bring their vision to life.
But let's get down to the nitty-gritty – the earnings. I did some research on platforms like Upwork. Most freelancers around the world charge between $5-20 per hour, while the top earners command $100 or more per hour. With dedication and experience, you can gradually increase your rates and potentially make some serious cash over time. It's a journey, but one that holds immense promise.
Now, if you're intrigued and considering pursuing freelance graphic design, here are some tips to get you started:
  1. Define your services: Determine whether you want to be a generalist or specialize in a particular industry. Consider the scale of projects you want to work on and the specific services you can offer. This clarity will help you target the right clients and showcase your expertise.
  2. Find your niche: If you have existing expertise or education in a specific field, leverage it to your advantage. Whether it's education, technology, fashion, or any other industry, carving out a niche can give you a competitive edge and attract clients looking for specialized skills.
  3. Set clear goals: Establish financial targets and determine how many clients you need to achieve them. Create a roadmap for marketing yourself, whether through freelance platforms, social media, or direct client outreach. Regularly review and adjust your goals as you progress.
  4. Build a network: Networking is key to success in any field, and graphic design is no exception. Don't just focus on landing jobs; also invest time in building relationships within the industry. You never know when a connection might lead to an exciting opportunity or help accelerate your career.
  5. Create a standout portfolio: Constantly work on personal projects to build a diverse portfolio. It doesn't have to be limited to real clients; dream up fictional projects to showcase your skills and creativity. Start small and keep adding to your portfolio as you gain more experience and clients.
Remember, becoming a successful freelance graphic designer takes practice, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. But the potential rewards are worth it. So if you have a computer, internet access, and a burning desire to make it happen, you can make it happen.
Want to learn more about freelancing? Check out my freelancing podcast on Spotify or YouTube (via the links in my bio).
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2023.05.31 11:03 IgnaXor [Newbie] Webscraping Nutritional Facts and Prices of Products

Hi there,
I want to introduce myself as a newbie to webscraping, who has a big interest in automating processes and practices. I really wanna deep dive into the world of webscraping, since I see some potential uses in my work environment, as well as my personal life. I would love to practice some webscraping practices on a personnal project, before trying to implement it in my work-projects.
The last few months, I have been creating a database in Google Sheets / Microsoft Excel with food products that I use frequently. This includes the Energy, Weight, Price, Carbs, Protein, Fats, etc. I have to check it on a monthly basis due to the changes in prices or updated nutritional facts of some products.
I have the tiniest bit of experience in VBA (still taking a weekly course). Do you think it is possible to set up a file or macro that uses the link of a product page and automatically scrapes the data I want from it in Excel / Google Sheets? Example of a product page: https://www.ah.be/producten/product/wi395960/ah-spinazie
And if in case the price (or other information) of a product changes, would it automatically be adjusted in the file itself?

Thank you in advance for the input or feedback! Big Love
(Or has anybody a good suggestion for a free course/tutorial-playlist on youtube or other sources where I can learn more about the wonderful world of automated webscraping?)
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2023.05.31 11:03 Balance- [R] Fine-Tuning Language Models with Just Forward Passes

This paper presents a memory-efficient zeroth-order optimizer (MeZO) for fine-tuning language models (LMs). As LMs grow larger, backpropagation becomes computationally costly, requiring large amounts of memory. MeZO adapts the classical Zeroth-order Stochastic Gradient Descent (ZO-SGD) method to operate in-place, enabling fine-tuning of LMs with the same memory footprint as inference.
For instance, with a single A100 80GB GPU, MeZO can train a 30-billion parameter model, whereas fine-tuning with backpropagation can only train a 2.7-billion parameter LM with the same resources. MeZO has been shown to perform comparably to backpropagation across multiple tasks, achieving up to a 12x reduction in memory usage.
Moreover, MeZO is effective at optimizing non-differentiable objectives, which are generally not compatible with backpropagation. The authors provide theoretical insights into why MeZO isn't extremely slow despite dealing with billions of parameters, as classical ZO theories would suggest.
he authors also highlight potential future areas of exploration, including combining MeZO with other memory-efficient methods and its applicability to various areas such as pruning, distillation, saliency, interpretability, and dataset selection for fine-tuning.
Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.17333
Abstract Fine-tuning language models (LMs) has yielded success on diverse downstream tasks, but as LMs grow in size, backpropagation requires a prohibitively large amount of memory. Zeroth-order (ZO) methods can in principle estimate gradients using only two forward passes but are theorized to be catastrophically slow for optimizing large models. In this work, we propose a memory-efficient zerothorder optimizer (MeZO), adapting the classical ZO-SGD method to operate in-place, thereby fine-tuning LMs with the same memory footprint as inference. For example, with a single A100 80GB GPU, MeZO can train a 30-billion parameter model, whereas fine-tuning with backpropagation can train only a 2.7B LM with the same budget. We conduct comprehensive experiments across model types (masked and autoregressive LMs), model scales (up to 66B), and downstream tasks (classification, multiple-choice, and generation). Our results demonstrate that (1) MeZO significantly outperforms in-context learning and linear probing; (2) MeZO achieves comparable performance to fine-tuning with backpropagation across multiple tasks, with up to 12x memory reduction; (3) MeZO is compatible with both full-parameter and parameter-efficient tuning techniques such as LoRA and prefix tuning; (4) MeZO can effectively optimize non-differentiable objectives (e.g., maximizing accuracy or F1). We support our empirical findings with theoretical insights, highlighting how adequate pre-training and task prompts enable MeZO to fine-tune huge models, despite classical ZO analyses suggesting otherwise.
Code: https://github.com/princeton-nlp/mezo
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