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The EOS Network is a 3rd generation blockchain platform powered by the EOS VM, a low-latency, highly performant, and extensible WebAssembly engine for deterministic execution of near feeless transactions; purpose-built for enabling optimal web3 user, developer experiences. EOS is the flagship blockchain and financial center of the EOSIO protocol, serving as the driving force behind multi-chain collaboration and public goods funding for tools and infrastructure through the EOS Network Foundation.
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2023.06.03 22:17 reakti0n I’m honestly at my wits end 🤦‍♀️

This might be a long read. Back in March my Nan sadly passed away. I’ve taken on her little dog, who my Nan treated like an absolute princess. She was basically killing her with kindness by feeding her constantly. She’s a little dog and weighed 25kg when I got her, I’ve managed to get her weight down to 21.7kg in the few months that I’ve had her. I took her to the vets when I first took her in and they discovered a sinister lump on her mammary glands. On Thursday she went in for an op to remove it. This was TRAUMATIC. After the op I picked her up and was by myself. She decided to jump in the back of the car and popped open all of her stitches. Im sure you can imagine what the back of my car looked like without being too gory. I rushed her straight back and she was taken in as an emergency case and operated on for a second time on the same day to close the wound again. It was the most traumatising experience for both me and her. She’s now being an absolute demon. She’s non stop whining and has been since the op, she thrashes around when I try to pet a belly bandage on, which makes me panic she’s going to pop the stitches again. Earlier on I left it off because I didn’t want to risk it and she scratched it with her back legs - not even a Buster collar can stop that and she’s bleeding again. I’m at a total loss. I’m trying so hard to help her and I just feel like constantly crying. I’m so stressed and I don’t know how else to help her. Whatever I do seems to be wrong. Thursday was horrific and I feel like I’m scarred and have no trust in the stitches at all now. I don’t know the point of this post, I guess I had to vent to decompress a bit 😢
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2023.06.03 22:16 MinuteSpecial_8242 27 [M4F] #UK #Anywhere - Dear Soulmate, Where Are You?

I've been looking for you forever. I've been wanting you forever. All my life I've wanted someone who knew me, every detail, good and bad. I've wanted someone to love and someone to love me back. Call me old school but I want us to spend the rest of our lives loving each other ❤️
I want us to grow together, make a family together and learn new things together. I'm sure we've both been drifting through life wondering if there's something better, something more, someone perfect.
To everyone else we're not perfect, there's something wrong with us, too introverted, humour too dark, too nerdy, plays too many video games, has one too many takeaways and watches too many movies that we quote movie lines back to each other and laugh at because we're that ridiculous but we love it because to each other we're perfect.
Hopefully this is where we find each other, this is the day where you slide into my inbox and go "Hello Darling, I'm Here", let this be the day we start our adventure, our paths cross and never uncross instead our paths entwine, never splitting, never growing apart, just growing closer and closer together as the years go by.
Before we do that though, let's get the introductions out of the way, my name surprisingly is not my username and I'm sure the same can be said about you, either way it's nice to meet you [INSERT NAME HERE], you have a beautiful name 😘
As we're meeting through the magic of the vast complex internet I'm interested to know where you're from, I'm from the UK so I'm one of those British people who have the fancy accent and like to take things that aren't theirs and refuse to give them back! Speaking of taking things can I take your hand and take you on an adventure for a first date? Go Karting? Bowling? People Watching? Just walking around getting to know each other? Where would you like to go?
Although we have all the time in the world to get to know each other let's find out the basics, I'm a 27 year old Male with an Aquarius Star sign and INTP-A personality type, the star sign and personality type are not important to me in a match, though I'm interested to hear your side of things regarding these, are you a believer in star sign compatibility?
Looks wise I have one thing to say, you're beautiful inside and out, don't let anyone tell you otherwise 😘 But in terms of looks, if you want to imagine me, think Tom Holland, are you imagining him? Okay good, now scrap that and think of this, I have short brown hair, blue eyes, a dad bod, I'm 6'0, slight stubble and good bum (apparently), that's me haha. What do you look like? If you want I'm happy to swap pictures just so we know what we actually look like instead of imagining.
But yeah, I think the basics are done and hopefully you're reading this like, "I must message him, he sounds a delight!" If so, please do, maybe we are soulmates, maybe we can spend the rest of our lives together?
As we've come this far let's find out how much more we have in common, maybe you'll read the below and think you're reading an autobiography because we have that much in common? Shall we see?
I have a full time job so that's my social life, I occasionally go out on weekends but not nearly enough for that to be called a social life. Instead I'd rather stay home and watch a movie, TV, YouTube or play video games.
Though if you want to know what media I like let's see if we match;
Movies - MCU, Scarface, Harry Potter, James Bond, Resident Evil, Austin Powers, Ghostbusters, John Wick, Matrix, Twilight and more!
TV - Doctor Who, Supernatural, Absolutely Fabulous, Taskmaster, Mandolorian, Parks And Recreation, The Office, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones and more!
YouTube - Sidemen, Yogscast, Syndicate, Jesse Cox, Call Me Kevin, Modest Pelican and again,more!
Games (video and board) - Monopoly, Cluedo, COD, Far Cry, Elder Scrolls, Mafia, Dark Pictures Anthology, Assassin's Creed, GTA, Forza, Dead Rising, Resident Evil and you guessed it, many more haha!
But the above is not everything I do as I also like to go on walks so it would be nice to have a walking partner though maybe it could turn into a hiking partner? I like cooking and make a good Spaghetti Bolognese. I can clean lol, I'm quite domesticated when it comes down to it lol. I'm also a keen gardener and like to keep a tidy garden.
What else is there, I suppose it's worth mentioning I can drive (people up the wall with bad jokes), I can write (see this post where I've gone on and on) and I can be very open minded 😉 Which is something best left to a private conversation.
Erm, so.... Yeah? I think that's it, though if you have any questions then feel free to ask, my inbox is free for public use, though not in that way? Or it might be? Who knows it's an inbox, anyone can message haha 😂 But yeah, oh it's also worth stating that I am open to long distance though that may have been hinted at before. But yeah, this is definitely it, the end of the post, I suppose the last thing to say is, if I sound like your perfect partner, your idea of a soulmate then message me, let's cross our paths and start our journey.
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2023.06.03 22:16 Gaximat I feel like my friend is avoiding me

Hey, story time: I've had a friend in the university for 2 years. Last year or so, I didn't go to the new-school-year opening ceremony (bcs I'm lazy and stuff). So the friend mistook someone else for me and decided to talk with that other person. But ever since that, the relationship I had with that friend slowly deteriorated as he seems to have replaced me with that other person. He doesn't avoid responding to my messages, but the answer is always just obvious (i.e. I'm going to have an exam, and that friend passed with really good grade. When I asked him if he could send me the stuff he prepared from - usually a Word document or just taking notes, he just told me to look at what teacher has put up on the students' website. I tried to politely ask him if he wrote something and if so, might he send me, and he just ignored me altogether). It's not the first time he or another friend of his is done this, it's gotten to the point that when I ask him something, he would always go "just look up what teacher uploaded" (he didn't say that, I'm just implying from his responses), and never actually take the initiative to help or respond.
Once, I asked him if there is a Facebook group (of our group that we study in the university, a small one for particular study), and he said flat no. I've tried to ask a few times during those 2 years, and it was always no, just to later see with my own eyes him scrolling that group. (When I asked about it to him, he just started feeling really uncomfortable and lost, and started giving excuses like "Last year that girl added me" (no names), and "no one talks in that group that much" (which wasn't actually really true, and then told me to ask that other girl to add me. Okay, I was a bit skeptical and just wondered why he was lying to me, but I just brushed it off with him thinking it was actually "no one's typing too much".
Later (after a few months) I overheard his friend talking with another girl in our group about the discord chat and how someone uploaded the homework there (which I wasn't part of, of course). A few days ago I again overheard someone sharing the preparation things for the exam (which would save you a few days at least preparing). Everyone knew that, and talked with each other, but the same friend also uploaded homework in that group (while when I asked him about it, he just again, gave me the photo of what the teacher uploaded on the students' website to prepare for the exam, and didn't even mention that he had it. He still responds, but like I don't know, am I being paranoid here or something? We don't talk in real life (bcs he talks and hangs out with that other friend), also he almost always avoids adding me as a third option to the group projects and they would either do it together or with smbd else (kinda my bad since I once talked back to the teacher, and was a bit useless in one project that we done together, so do they now not want to add me anymore?)
Sorry if this seems like a one-big rant, but I just don't know what to do anymore. Am I being paranoid and should get some help? Is this like normal in a friend-to-friend relationship? Or should I approach the friend and ask what's up with all that and if he hates me, avoid contact, or do something else entirely? Sorry if I sounded like an egoistic bastard (aren't trying to be like that, just want a piece of advice). Any advice you guys could give me would be good. If you have any questions, you can also ask in comments.
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2023.06.03 22:16 goddessfreja How to politely decline open relationship request to fix LDR?

Me 26F and my partner 29M have been together for about 5 years and long distance on and off for about 3 years. We are currently long distance in different continents so seeing each other is expensive and complicated. But when we do, we have great sexual chemistry. We are both sexually experimental and are very committed (marriage is on the cards when we close distance in about 2 years).
Now, he has brought up his fantasies about fucking other women and feels like he got into our relationship without having much sexual experience. Additionally, long distance is frustrating because he can't enjoy physical intimacy with me either. So he is now suggesting an open relationship. He doesn't know if he will like it but wants to try it at least once. He feels like I should understand that as a partner. However, I feel pretty hurt, insecure and jealous.
In the past, he has brought up his fantasies to fuck some younger girls (20-23 yr olds) or girls from his social circles and at least someone of a different ethnicity once in his life. He doesn't seek emotional companionship at all. And just wants to fix his needs. He doesn't enjoy phone sex and hasn't tried all things like remote controlled sex toys or watching porn or sexting as much - he gave them some tries but it wasn't as satisfying to him.
Last year, I tried to engage in polyamory because I fell for someone while we were away, but I quickly dialed back because it brought up my insecurities about infidelity (past trauma in family). And additionally, I didn't want to satisfy any needs. It just happened and I resolved my feelings because I was in a monogamous relationship with my partner. Now I am grateful for my partner's support during this time. He was hurt but he stood there for me while I was navigating these messy feelings.
However, I don't think I can actually be poly or any sort of ENM. I did my research and I don't think it is for me. Especially when it is sprouting from the idea to fix our relationship or put a temporary bandaid (both of us have been fighting a lot, and I don't want to take this route to save a relationship). Essentially, I do not want be a selfish bitch - I actually do want us to not be suffering in an LDR but I also don't think I can accept an open casual sex type of relationship. At least not at this time. I have personally suggested couple's therapy but he is strongly against it and is very defensive. He thinks I'm his safe space and doesn't like the idea of someone who is involved in our relationship and analyse his feelings or tells us how to resolve things. He said he'll comply for three sessions with a therapist as long as I pay for it. I have agreed but I don't know if it's the best route because he is being so defensive and dismissive.
So how do I politely approach this situation without giving in to his request? Any serious suggestions/resources/ similar experiences will be helpful.
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2023.06.03 22:16 Regular-Cupcake-6862 What should I do? Drugs mailed to me

Hey first time here, just looking for advice on what’s the right thing to do.
What happened: Just moved into an apartment building about a month ago right near downtown in Fort Worth TX. A couple days ago I went down to get my mail and one of the things in my mail was a priority mail express envelope. I didn’t realize it till I got upstairs but it wasn’t meant for me, it’s got my same last name but a different first name. The package has our apartment address but no room number so I guess the mail people just put it in my box. It also has return to sender and other stickers on it like it’s been getting bounced around in the mail system. Anyway, I opened it up just in case it was meant for me for some reason. What was inside was a smaller bubble wrap envelope, and inside that is what looks like some type of drugs vacuum sealed. I’m assuming it’s drugs, it is crystal like and has some blue coloring, I guess its meth? Just guessing from breaking bad. Anyway, what should I do?
Should I call the non emergency line and report it? Should I just drive it to the police station? Should I just throw it in the dumpster and forget about it?
I want to do the right thing but I’m also not tryna get in trouble for opening someone else’s mail, if I would even get in trouble for it.
Thanks
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2023.06.03 22:16 BuyWonderful He talks to me, as if I am an old friend.

I was scratched and bleeding, my clothing torn and twigs filled my hair, but none of that mattered, because I had almost made it through the dense bushland.
If I squinted hard enough, I could even make out the shapes of buildings and houses ahead. My legs were heavy, but I didn’t stop. Not long, not long at all, and I would be free.
But instead of freedom, the sound of a door slamming woke me abruptly, ripping me cruely from my dream of an almost escape.
I stare blankly ahead, not willing to meet the eye of my abductor. His smell, a petrol scent with stale sweat, mixed with a wiff of rich iron, was enough to make my stomach churn. Seeing his face.. That is too much to bear.
When his back is turned, I play with the gold locket that I shoved into my pocket when I first arrived here. For some reason, touching the cool metal seems to calm my panic.
I shudder to think about it’s origins though, I have the sinking gut feeling it had belonged to whoever was in here before me, someone who never had a chance to make it through the vast bushland, to their escape.
He talks to me, as if I am an old friend, a willing participant to this situation, while he fiddles with tools and material on his bench.
I imagine if I was able to get my hands on a hammer. I imagine what it would be like using it, on him.
He tells me he is building his son a spaceship, because he learnt about the galaxy and now he’s obsessed with space. I don’t say anything because I don’t care.
I want to scream at him, but I already know it is useless. I tried it for the longest time, and then I simply gave up.
I have to think harder, smarter. I cannot afford to mess up my escape. I cannot afford to end up like the girl whose locket I had discovered.
I don’t know how long it’s been, the days seem to blur into one when nothing ever changes. When he brings me my tea, a measly cup of watery stew, he notices the locket.
It is my fault, I have gotten lazy with keeping it hidden. I expect him to be angry, furious at what I’d found, but he just smiled.
“You wore it around your neck when you first came. I thought you must have lost it. I’m glad you’ve kept it safe.”
He leaves, and I am trying to work out what he means. I do something I’ve never done, I open the locket and look at the photo inside. A little girl, an older boy. A mum, a dad. Tears begin to fall as I allow myself to remember.
The locket is mine, it was only ever mine. There had never been anyone else down here.
It was me, just me, and it always will be.
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2023.06.03 22:16 Bexided Cuphead Physical Game Has Me Questioning Everything

Cuphead Physical Game Has Me Questioning Everything
Hi. I recently got the Cuphead Collectors Edition, and I'm loving it. I had a whole lotta fun unboxing it, reading through the funnies, writing my name on the membership card, playing with the marionette, and I have everything displayed just the way it is on the website. Here's the thing. It came with a physical cartridge of the game for the switch. I have the digital game fully completed, with all 3 save files at 300% with all S & P ranks. If I insert it, my progress from the digital game will transfer to the physical one, but then I'm more likely to lose it whereas the digital one will always be on my switch. The collectors' edition cost me nearly 230 dollars with taxes and shipping, and I feel bad if I choose to stay with the digital game and leave the physical one forever untouched because I'm not getting the full experience. It literally came with a premium sleeve for it too! Does anyone know what I should do? I'm really conflicted right now.
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2023.06.03 22:16 MinuteSpecial_8242 27 [M4F] #UK #Anywhere - Dear Soulmate, Where Are You?

I've been looking for you forever. I've been wanting you forever. All my life I've wanted someone who knew me, every detail, good and bad. I've wanted someone to love and someone to love me back. Call me old school but I want us to spend the rest of our lives loving each other ❤️
I want us to grow together, make a family together and learn new things together. I'm sure we've both been drifting through life wondering if there's something better, something more, someone perfect.
To everyone else we're not perfect, there's something wrong with us, too introverted, humour too dark, too nerdy, plays too many video games, has one too many takeaways and watches too many movies that we quote movie lines back to each other and laugh at because we're that ridiculous but we love it because to each other we're perfect.
Hopefully this is where we find each other, this is the day where you slide into my inbox and go "Hello Darling, I'm Here", let this be the day we start our adventure, our paths cross and never uncross instead our paths entwine, never splitting, never growing apart, just growing closer and closer together as the years go by.
Before we do that though, let's get the introductions out of the way, my name surprisingly is not my username and I'm sure the same can be said about you, either way it's nice to meet you [INSERT NAME HERE], you have a beautiful name 😘
As we're meeting through the magic of the vast complex internet I'm interested to know where you're from, I'm from the UK so I'm one of those British people who have the fancy accent and like to take things that aren't theirs and refuse to give them back! Speaking of taking things can I take your hand and take you on an adventure for a first date? Go Karting? Bowling? People Watching? Just walking around getting to know each other? Where would you like to go?
Although we have all the time in the world to get to know each other let's find out the basics, I'm a 27 year old Male with an Aquarius Star sign and INTP-A personality type, the star sign and personality type are not important to me in a match, though I'm interested to hear your side of things regarding these, are you a believer in star sign compatibility?
Looks wise I have one thing to say, you're beautiful inside and out, don't let anyone tell you otherwise 😘 But in terms of looks, if you want to imagine me, think Tom Holland, are you imagining him? Okay good, now scrap that and think of this, I have short brown hair, blue eyes, a dad bod, I'm 6'0, slight stubble and good bum (apparently), that's me haha. What do you look like? If you want I'm happy to swap pictures just so we know what we actually look like instead of imagining.
But yeah, I think the basics are done and hopefully you're reading this like, "I must message him, he sounds a delight!" If so, please do, maybe we are soulmates, maybe we can spend the rest of our lives together?
As we've come this far let's find out how much more we have in common, maybe you'll read the below and think you're reading an autobiography because we have that much in common? Shall we see?
I have a full time job so that's my social life, I occasionally go out on weekends but not nearly enough for that to be called a social life. Instead I'd rather stay home and watch a movie, TV, YouTube or play video games.
Though if you want to know what media I like let's see if we match;
Movies - MCU, Scarface, Harry Potter, James Bond, Resident Evil, Austin Powers, Ghostbusters, John Wick, Matrix, Twilight and more!
TV - Doctor Who, Supernatural, Absolutely Fabulous, Taskmaster, Mandolorian, Parks And Recreation, The Office, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones and more!
YouTube - Sidemen, Yogscast, Syndicate, Jesse Cox, Call Me Kevin, Modest Pelican and again,more!
Games (video and board) - Monopoly, Cluedo, COD, Far Cry, Elder Scrolls, Mafia, Dark Pictures Anthology, Assassin's Creed, GTA, Forza, Dead Rising, Resident Evil and you guessed it, many more haha!
But the above is not everything I do as I also like to go on walks so it would be nice to have a walking partner though maybe it could turn into a hiking partner? I like cooking and make a good Spaghetti Bolognese. I can clean lol, I'm quite domesticated when it comes down to it lol. I'm also a keen gardener and like to keep a tidy garden.
What else is there, I suppose it's worth mentioning I can drive (people up the wall with bad jokes), I can write (see this post where I've gone on and on) and I can be very open minded 😉 Which is something best left to a private conversation.
Erm, so.... Yeah? I think that's it, though if you have any questions then feel free to ask, my inbox is free for public use, though not in that way? Or it might be? Who knows it's an inbox, anyone can message haha 😂 But yeah, oh it's also worth stating that I am open to long distance though that may have been hinted at before. But yeah, this is definitely it, the end of the post, I suppose the last thing to say is, if I sound like your perfect partner, your idea of a soulmate then message me, let's cross our paths and start our journey.
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2023.06.03 22:15 Even-Scientist4218 7yo got devastated at the softplay and broke my heart

My 7yo asked to go to the softplay space he really loves, I said it will probably be crowded now and wished he asked earlier but then we went, I bought him a full day pass because he was so excited! His friend will be throwing an end of school year party there in two weeks and he was talking about it while we were on our way.
Once we got there he got nervous, he gets nervous a lot and needs a little time to get comfortable. But today, he immediately said he wanted to go home, immediately after we got inside and he tried one slide then said he wanted to go home. I tried talking to him and asked him to at least try the maze (his favorite) but he said “I can’t”. It broke me to pieces and the look on his face told me that he was really devastated, I tried talking him into playing but he really wanted to go home. So out we went.
I feel like I ruined it for him because I said it’s gonna be crowded now. Idk. Then I took him to a pet store because he was really really sad, we went there then immediately asked to go home. Honestly if he asked for a puppy I’d have gotten him, I’ve never seen him this sad his whole life!!!! We got McDonald’s and went home.
I asked him what was wrong he said he doesn’t like the place anymore and he won’t be going to that party either. Which I know is not true, he really likes this place and we always go and spend more than 4 hours there. I was there with him all the time and nothing happened at all, I feel maybe he wasn’t in the mood for playing?
Things I did: I told him that it’s ok to not feel in the mood for playing and that’s ok but it would be better if he has told me before buying the tickets. I told him maybe he thought he wanted to play buy then changed his mind or didn’t feel like it anymore. I told him that I’d never let him do anything he says he doesn’t want but he have to be really sure that he doesn’t want this thing.
His words was that he doesn’t like the place anymore and it’s all boring and stupid and I’m in his team (idk what team) and if I gave him the moon he’d still be mad (idk why the moon came into the problem)
How can I talk to him to know what really bothered him? And what should I do to make it up for him? I feel like he got overwhelmed with all the music and kids and smells.
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2023.06.03 22:15 jrpestel Can't Get NFT System To Work.

Can't Get NFT System To Work.
Hi Everyone;
I purchased this NFT system from Amazon last August. It went together real easy, and the pump works great. However, I can't get a thing to grow in it.
We live in Mesa AZ which is in the Sonoran Desert. Our water is... well, we just don't drink it if we don't have to. If you enlarge the photo and look at the joints where the water drains back into the reservoir, you can see a crust on the pvc which I believe is calcium.
Between flood cycles, not much drains out, even though I now have one end elevated to aid in draining. Even with that, the tubes remain about 1/3 full. If I put my pointer finger in the net pot opening, it will be in water about up to the first finger joint, perhaps a little deeper. I'm not sure if that's how much is supposed to be in there between flood cycles. Everything I had read about NFT leads me to believe there should be very little water in the tubes between flooding.
I've tried starting from seed and I've tried putting in established plants. The result is always the same...the plant dies.
For nutrient, I use Master Blend, along with Calcium Nitrate and Epsom Salt. I use that for all my hydroponics (except my aerogardens) and in my DWC buckets, the plants are thriving.
I can't figure out why I can't get anything to grow in this system. Do I need to just chuck it out and start fresh using the house downspouts like I see most people using?
Any and all help is much appreciated. Thank you all.
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2023.06.03 22:15 x_defendp0ppunk_x Possible hints and asking high quality questions

Coach often talks about the woman hinting at a relationship. My understanding is that, when you notice these hints, if you as the guy are ready for it, you should ask high quality questions to get her to open up to you and tell you how she's feeling, and she will potentially ask you to be her boyfriend (the classic "what do you mean?").
Someone I've been on 4 dates with is doing about 2/3s of the pursuing (not at 80% just yet, though I know that is the end goal - on our last date she planned the next one, so I think we're close to that point), initiating intimacy, saying "you're the best," etc.
After both our 3rd and 4th dates, when I was leaving, she joked about me leaving for another date. I'm thinking this could either be her trying to subtly say "hey I understand we're not exclusive and I'm not the type of girl to get butthurt" or if subconsciously the idea bothers her and with some strong questions she would bring up exclusivity. Obviously it's fairly early so the former is more likely, however I'm still really learning how to properly apply the book (I'm the type to just read it a bunch and not practice, so I'm finally starting to practice) and I think this is a good learning opportunity as a student.
Both times I responded playfully and didn't take it too seriously. But I'm now wondering if this would've been an opportunity to probe her a bit more and I shouldn't have just brushed it off. If she makes another one of these jokes I want to be prepared. But I have no idea what kind of question I should ask, if at all.
Thanks!
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2023.06.03 22:15 cvm_lord Did my cousin molest me?

Ok so I (at the time) was like 7-8. My cousin (at the time) was like 9 taught me about things like s3x, p0rn, etc. When I was 7. Randomly one night he asked if he could 'stick it in me one time' and it didn't help that I was wearing a nightgown. I kept saying no but he kept asking. Thankfully he didn't do anything further, but he would keep asking. That's not the worst part tho. When I was 6 (I didn't know about this stuff yet. We were at camp and shared a room because it had 2 beds. It was late at night and we were both awake. (At this point it gets a little uncomfortable so heads up) and he asks me to suck on his nipples. Because u was a 6 year old who didn't know any better, I did it. But then he did it to me afew times.. I was uncomfortable with it but thought it was normal cuz yk. I was 6. I don't know if this is sexual assault or hewas molesting me or what. I've never opened up about this to anyone. Not my friends, family, or even oneof the 4 therapists I've had. I just need advice on it. I'm 14 now and he has stopped doing/asking anything like this all together and when i ask why he did it he says he never sone anything like that to me. Can I have some clarification on what he did to me? I've been a little messed up since them. Any advice on what I should do?
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2023.06.03 22:14 Vilvilea MOD ANNOUNCEMENT - Germany 2021

MOD ANNOUNCEMENT - Germany 2021
Perhaps you've already seen the reference in the 2025NL announcement post or a comment about this. Now, it's time to make it official: A mod for the 2021 German federal election is in the works, made by me and a few other people helping me.
Thanks to Calgar for the banner!
The mod will feature three playable parties who all have a shot to win the chancellorship - the CDU/CSU, the SPD and the Greens. Right now, 3 candidates for the CDU/CSU and 2 candidates for the Greens are mostly done. You will have the ability to play as the historical option or an alternate choice.
The map is also done - this is a potential election result
What's still missing is the SPD with one - or maybe two, if I have the motivation - candidates, as well as polishing and testing. I don't want to promise a specific release date, but I'm confident that the mod will come out in July at the latest.
Try to avoid the mistakes the candidates made during the campaign

Climate change is a major topic

Covid-19 is another important topic

As is foreign policy
The mod is going to feature a return of the coalition mechanic that premiered in 2025NL - with the difference that you can also have coalition talks if you don't place first (but don't have a catastrophic result either)
The coalitions also have names
Besides that, the mod will feature another few technical goodies I don't want to spoil here. I hope you're interested in this and see you on release day!
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2023.06.03 22:14 D3ad_do11y Problem encountered after adding new gpu and psu

Hi so go easy on me lol 😂 I just replaced my psu and added a gpu and everything was good until it wasn’t. It didn’t recognize the gpu so I went to the website and dl the drivers and it kept stopping the download saying a windows update was happening and I ended up cancelling the update to download the drivers…. Everything downloaded and I restarted the pc but now nothing works. Nothing is opening. I can move the mouse, I can click on folders and they open but nothing runs. If I click on any program, just nothing. I managed to get into settings but when I click anything like the update or backup or anything, just nothing happens. It looks like it’s working, but that’s it. Nothing happens. The things that usually happen at start up no longer are happening either. Has this happened to anyone else before and if so, or if you know what’s going on, please help 😅😅😅
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2023.06.03 22:14 goddessfreja How to say no to open relationship in LDR?

Me 26F and my partner 29M have been together for about 5 years and long distance on and off for about 3 years. We are currently long distance in different continents so seeing each other is expensive and complicated. But when we do, we have great sexual chemistry. We are both sexually experimental and are very committed (marriage is on the cards when we close distance in about 2 years).
Now, he has brought up his fantasies about fucking other women and feels like he got into our relationship without having much sexual experience. Additionally, long distance is frustrating because he can't enjoy physical intimacy with me either. So he is now suggesting an open relationship. He doesn't know if he will like it but wants to try it at least once. He feels like I should understand that as a partner. However, I feel pretty hurt, insecure and jealous.
In the past, he has brought up his fantasies to fuck some younger girls (20-23 yr olds) or girls from his social circles and at least someone of a different ethnicity once in his life. He doesn't seek emotional companionship at all. And just wants to fix his needs. He doesn't enjoy phone sex and hasn't tried all things like remote controlled sex toys or watching porn or sexting as much - he gave them some tries but it wasn't as satisfying to him.
Last year, I tried to engage in polyamory because I fell for someone while we were away, but I quickly dialed back because it brought up my insecurities about infidelity (past trauma in family). And additionally, I didn't want to satisfy any needs. It just happened and I resolved my feelings because I was in a monogamous relationship with my partner. Now I am grateful for my partner's support during this time. He was hurt but he stood there for me while I was navigating these messy feelings.
However, I don't think I can actually be poly or any sort of ENM. I did my research and I don't think it is for me. Especially when it is sprouting from the idea to fix our relationship or put a temporary bandaid (both of us have been fighting a lot, and I don't want to take this route to save a relationship). Essentially, I do not want be a selfish bitch - I actually do want us to not be suffering in an LDR but I also don't think I can accept an open casual sex type of relationship. At least not at this time. I have personally suggested couple's therapy but he is strongly against it and is very defensive. He thinks I'm his safe space and doesn't like the idea of someone who is involved in our relationship and analyse his feelings or tells us how to resolve things. He said he'll comply for three sessions with a therapist as long as I pay for it. I have agreed but I don't know if it's the best route because he is being so defensive and dismissive.
So how do I politely approach this situation without giving in to his request? Any serious suggestions/resources/ similar experiences will be helpful.
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2023.06.03 22:14 WobmiarElbuod 1x1 roleplayer who plays in first person seeks any storyteller willing to give her an adventure

Hi everyone :)
Pretty recently, my friend that was giving me roleplay for about 10 years now stopped. I'm in dire need of living more adventures and having fun in those fictional lives. Therefore, I wish that if anyone has an interest to see someone travel in their personal story, they could want to have me as their character.
Here is some details I was told were very important: - I play first person, therefore I stay completely in character during a roleplay session (we can still talk out of roleplay during a roleplay, maybe in a separate chat or under brackets) - I would highly prefer what's commonly called "one liner" style, as it feels more natural and offers a better flow to the game - I'm french native, meaning that if the roleplay is in english, I might use simplier words. I would also probably use simplier words in french unless my character is some kind of novelist lol - I prefer longer sessions than 1 post per day or something similar
I'm open to changes and to learn new styles, however I would not be able (or willing) to not use first person, as it is very important to me (the DM doesn't have to use first person, of course). I'm not a big user of reddit, so my favorite place of choice to roleplay would be Discord, but I'm open to other.
I'm excited to talk about it more with you! Wobmiar
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2023.06.03 22:13 KyleKKent Out of Cruel Space, part 702

First
Capes and Conundrums
“So wait, I missed what?” Robin asks into his communicator. Apparently whatever was going back at base was too cool for him to be left out of.
“New kit! An infinite grenade launcher, what’s looking like magic freaking wands, explosive gel and more! Hell! We can all get Pop Guns now?”
“Aren’t those the rifles that WILL pop your shoulder out of it’s socket if you fire it wrong?”
“Yep! Man portable and dangerous to starfighters!” The man on the other end boasts.
“And pop your ears out if you don’t have some kind of Axiom bullshit to silence it or hearing protection.”
“Right, well maybe it’s just me, but I think a gun that can kick people that are neither being shot by it or shooting it is a little excessive.” Robin remarks. “I’ll check the firing range and armoury later. Is there anything else?”
“We can kick up flaming tornadoes with some of the new toys?” The man on the other side asks.
“Stop interrupting my date.” Robin says before hanging up.
“That was kind of rude.” Alviara notes and Robin shrugs before pausing.
“Wait, is that on my part or on...” He starts to ask before a scream cuts through the air. It’s one of the teenagers that have been more or less stalking them.
“Should we?” He asks and Alviara nods and then proves herself to be no slouch in Axiom movement as she teleports to the edge of the roof. Robin is there in a moment. The girls are scattering away from something with screams of terror, several are trying to fight something off. Something that Robin tackles directly into and rolls with it along the edge of a skyscraper tier before getting his hand around their throat.
His pinned target has not been stunned and has zero chill as a bloody knife is thrust towards Robin’s eye and he’s forced to give up the grip to save his eye.
“What’s the matter!? I thought you liked killers around here? What’s the matter? Not enough purple?” The demented Lutrin asks. She has a vaguely stained purple jacket open to reveal a sports bra underneath and she’s squeezed into filthy and torn pants, also stained purple. Her left wrist has a small electrical fob on it with a hollow Green Triangle on it. A Lutrin symbol of health, a medical band.
“Shit, shit! Shit!” Alviara exclaims over the wounded teenager. “You! Call an ambulance! I need to keep pressure on the wound or she’s going to bleed out!”
“Who are you?” Robin asks and the Lutrin starts smiling wide.
“I...” She begins and he’s already moving. He just wanted her somewhat distracted. But apparently she’s far from that unalert as she swings the knife a few more times before vanishing in a chaotic whirl of Axiom and appearing behind him. He turns in time to catch the blow, but she’s enhanced it in such a way that he’s sent skidding to the edge of the tier even as she break she breaks her own fist.
“Yeowchkabibbles! Big man’s been eating his wheeties!” She exclaims in a tone that shifts through at least three levels of mania. “Hey! You’re CHEATing!”
“Idiot.” Robin remarks as he tucks away the medical band he ripped off her wrist. It should have all the information he needs on her. Now he just needs to take her down.
“Cheating cheating CHEATING!” She rants and then the Axiom jolts around her according to her demented and manic will.
Robin parries what seems to be a ghost of the woman as he just barely gets his boot knife up in time. The Axiom twists and he drives his opposite elbow into the forming gut of another illusion as the original blurs at him while wildly swinging the knife.
She catches a solid boot in the stomach and is sent tumbling. Her focus on the Axiom constructs never wavers though despite her rising up with a groan and Robin catches the wrist of the rallied illusion that walks on air out above the street.
“Naughty naughty... little boys are for cutting not for...” The madwoman begins to rant as she gathers her knife up again and Robin’s patience dies.
Both illusions receive bone snapping blows and his knife buries itself in her left knee and as she starts to scream he draws his pistol, takes aim, and then shatters her right kneecap with a single shot.
The illusions fade and before the Madwoman can even focus Robin stomps on her arm and feels it snap. She screams in agony.
“I don’t know what kind of crazy you are. But a word of advice. Don’t start fights you can’t finish. Especially not with the armed and dangerous.” Robin chides her and he hears a slow clap. Above is a Feli woman slowly applauding.
“I was indeed wondering what would happen if this little comic book city would have an actual comic come to life. Good to know we’re in a darker version like Alan Moore’s Watchmen.”
“Did you set this woman loose?” Robin asks.
“Confessing to such a thing would-” The woman begins before a bullet crashes into an energy shield she has outside the visible spectrum. “Oh! Very nice! Well placed shot! That would have gone clear through my collarbone!”
“Surrender or die.” Robin says lowly and the Feli grins.
“No.” She says before suddenly seizing up and then her appearance fades entirely as a prosthetic body falls to the ground like a puppet with it’s strings cut.
“Hmm...” Robin mutters. In the distance he can hear the ambulance coming and it’s been maybe three minutes since they were called. So that’s good reaction time if nothing else. Still... who’s doing this and why? He needs to report this directly to Admiral Hynala. This is the sort of thing that requires his direct attention.
“Why... why so serious?” The Joker wannabe asks and Robin resists the urge to just shoot her in the head. She’s not going anywhere and is in too much pain to actually cause further harm.
He resists the urge to threaten the idiot as he dials the contact for the Admiral’s direct contact. It’s every inch an emergencies only thing and he risks a heft pay dock if he uses it frivolously.
“Admiral Hynala.” The all business voice of the local admiral states.
“I’ve just stopped a Joker cosplayer from murdering a young woman and an ambulance is on approach. We will need to speak, preferably in person, when I can clear out all the hospital and police formalities.”
“Anything else?”
“Someone with a prosthetic body that projected the image of a Feli woman all but claimed responsibility. So you need to get into contact with the police so we can get all the information possible out of the prosthesis.” Robin states.
“Well reasoned soldier. Anything else?”
“The attacked civilian seems like she’ll make it. Especially as the Ambulance is currently swooping in. So I’ll say no. I will update you whenever new information becomes available.” Robin reports before hanging up. Perhaps rude and he’ll get a bit of a telling off later, but honestly? Priorities.
“How is she?” Robin asks as he kneels down next to Alviarna.
“She’s in shock, but the bleeding is staunched. She’ll live. What about...?” Alviarna asks as she looks over towards the injured and bleeding attacker.
“Disabled, temporarily. Healing comas mean anything shy of a decapitation or ripping out her heart can be excused as non-lethal. So long as she doesn’t pull the knife out like an idiot, she’ll live.”
Police cruisers swoop into the area. Good, he might not have heard it, but clearly there was sense enough to call the police. Good. Very good.
“Hopefully our next date doesn’t end so excitedly.” Robin says with a rueful smile towards Alviarna.
“Hopefully.” She confirms.
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“Soldier.” Admiral Hynala says as he steps up beside Robin. The man is staring at a monitor that’s just watching the woman in the interrogation room. She had been placed under a small scale healing coma and was no longer at risk of death.
“Her name is Hezalia Cross.” Robin states. “We pulled most of her information off the medical bracelet I got off her. She’s a severe paranoid schizophrenic. A long history of lashing out violently and apparently went missing three years ago. There were apparently markings that she was experimented on, including numerous suture markings over her scalp. These have been cleared away by the healing coma.
“What have they gotten out of her?”
“She’s latched onto the Joker Character. What has me concerned however is her supposed handler. From the interrogation it was a hundred different people bringing her the Joker merchandise and such, but they all acted like one person. Meaning the Feli illusion overtop the prosthetic body could have been anyone, anywhere and to be frank, anything. No species is off the suspect list, and due to the way that these bodies work the perpetrator might not even be in the Skathac system.”
“The question of why is one I cannot help but ask.” Admiral Hynala says.
“That’s the information we don’t have. Information chuckles in there can’t give us.”
“... You pity her.”
“This isn’t the Joker. This isn’t a genius madman with complete and total nihilism trying to break the minds and souls of those around them. This woman isn’t even at the level of Victor Zsasz with a fanatic need to cut people. This is a sick woman who lashes out at her nightmares and I’ve shot, stomped and stabbed her. She should be in a padded cell and slowly working her way out of the hell she’s trapped in, not in an interrogation chamber.”
“I’m glad you’ve kept perspective. You will have some mandatory counselling just in case.” Admiral Hynala states. “Still... it looks like we have more drama on the horizon.”
“Perhaps not.” An officer says walking up to them. “Detective Savage.”
“A pleasure, what have you found?”
“This young woman had been used as a case study and her mind was partially digitized. We’ve caught the program. Effectively her mysterious benefactor was her own cyber-clone. The paranoid schizophrenia with violent tendencies has manifested in different ways digitally and caused her digital daughter to pull her out of her padded cell and try and ‘help’ her by giving her a persona to focus on and wanted to ‘release her to the wild’ where she could be free. The backup to Skathac was a lower Centris Spire chosen at random.”
“I must say, while this is somewhat anti-climatic it is VERY encouraging to see such competence in our allies.” Admiral Hynala states. “Might I inquire as to how you discovered this all so quickly?”
“We would have had it one way or the other. She was still wearing her medical band when she was let loose. Your soldier here ripped it off, but he was assuming she might still be able to escape at the time. So grabbing evidence when opportune is just smart. Anyways, it had a full list of her side effects and issues including the catastrophic failure of trying to use a cybernetic uplink to try and effectively speed her her mental healing. The end result was that they had two of her and one of them was living in cyberspace and had already gotten out into the network like a virus.”
“I see, and how did you catch her?”
“She craves sensation and is paranoid. She bound herself into a main body and destroyed it’s ability to contact a larger network for fear of it eating her. Which meant that we were able to trace things back fairly easily.”
“And being insane means she’s not exactly good at covering her tracks.” Robin notes.
“Exactly.” Detective Savage says. “This is why I argued long and hard with the Chief of Police against the Gothamization of the Skathac. Even if it brings in a lot of money the city of Gotham in the comic books is synonymous with corruption, crime and madness. None of which are good things. Here is madness. How long until Crime and Corruption are rampant as well? How long until this city is Gotham but real?”
“It won’t be. Comics have to follow certain rules. You don’t. There’s nothing stopping you from just shooting the lunatics.” Robin assures her.
“And what stopped you from doing so?” She asks immediately and he gives her an odd look.
“Ma’am. If not for healing comas then she’d be crippled for life or dead. Which is as gentle as I’m willing to go with someone trying to be a legit supervillain. If she was even more threatening, then I would have just straight up killed her and then needed some real therapy for murdering a mentally invalid woman.” Robin says and Detective Savage gives him a long look. The Sonir woman doesn’t break the gaze as she looks for something in him.
“I see. I see... Very much the, do what needs to be done then beg forgiveness type.”
“It works.” Robin says.
“What’s your schedule like?” Detective Savage asks.
“Why?”
“Because it relates to my next question.”
“Which is?” Robin presses.
“Are you seeing anyone?” She asks and Robin blinks.
“I’ll leave you two love bats at it then. I’ll request a formal report on this situation when I return to our base.” Admiral Hynala states with a smirk. It can be hard to not laugh at his soldiers and the silly situations they get caught up in.

First Last
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2023.06.03 22:13 goddessfreja How do I decline my partner's request to open our long distance relationship?

Me 26F and my partner 29M have been together for about 5 years and long distance on and off for about 3 years. We are currently long distance in different continents so seeing each other is expensive and complicated. But when we do, we have great sexual chemistry. We are both sexually experimental and are very committed (marriage is on the cards when we close distance in about 2 years).
Now, he has brought up his fantasies about fucking other women and feels like he got into our relationship without having much sexual experience. Additionally, long distance is frustrating because he can't enjoy physical intimacy with me either. So he is now suggesting an open relationship. He doesn't know if he will like it but wants to try it at least once. He feels like I should understand that as a partner. However, I feel pretty hurt, insecure and jealous.
In the past, he has brought up his fantasies to fuck some younger girls (20-23 yr olds) or girls from his social circles and at least someone of a different ethnicity once in his life. He doesn't seek emotional companionship at all. And just wants to fix his needs. He doesn't enjoy phone sex and hasn't tried all things like remote controlled sex toys or watching porn or sexting as much - he gave them some tries but it wasn't as satisfying to him.
Last year, I tried to engage in polyamory because I fell for someone while we were away, but I quickly dialed back because it brought up my insecurities about infidelity (past trauma in family). And additionally, I didn't want to satisfy any needs. It just happened and I resolved my feelings because I was in a monogamous relationship with my partner. Now I am grateful for my partner's support during this time. He was hurt but he stood there for me while I was navigating these messy feelings.
However, I don't think I can actually be poly or any sort of ENM. I did my research and I don't think it is for me. Especially when it is sprouting from the idea to fix our relationship or put a temporary bandaid (both of us have been fighting a lot, and I don't want to take this route to save a relationship). Essentially, I do not want be a selfish bitch - I actually do want us to not be suffering in an LDR but I also don't think I can accept an open casual sex type of relationship. At least not at this time. I have personally suggested couple's therapy but he is strongly against it and is very defensive. He thinks I'm his safe space and doesn't like the idea of someone who is involved in our relationship and analyse his feelings or tells us how to resolve things. He said he'll comply for three sessions with a therapist as long as I pay for it. I have agreed but I don't know if it's the best route because he is being so defensive and dismissive.
So how do I politely approach this situation without giving in to his request? Any serious suggestions/resources/ similar experiences will be helpful.
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2023.06.03 22:12 TheGreaterShade How would our alliances be affected if Savathun and the Lucent Brood sided with us?

So, many people have speculated that Savathun may be revived in near future and assist us in our effort to defeat the Witness. Which brings me to the question, if that were to happen how would it affect our alliances with the Cabal, Awoken, and Elliksni? How would certain major characters react?
The Vanguard: I think they would be shocked and disgruntled, but may cautiously accept any help we can get at this point, with the condition any betrayals would be met with swift retaliation.
Caiatl and the Cabal: I could see reacting negatively to working with any Hive under any circumstances, nevermind but also especially Savathun. Savathun was in part responsible for the destruction of Torobatl. Even though, Xivu Arath was responsible largely for the slaughter and destruction, Savathun was the one that made it possible. Either way I could see much distrust and many sore hard feelings.
Misraaks and House Light: Misraaks himself said during Season of the Splicer that he'd would join hands with even the Hive against a common enemy. So I could forsee him having the most open mind of anyone in this situation. As for the rest Elliksni who make up House Light, I would be willing to believe they'd tenatively follow Misraaks' lead and either keep an open mind or remain neutral.
Mara Sov, Petra Venj, Crow, and the Awoken: Petra I could see totally losing her composure, given how Savathun is responsible for the curse on the Dreaming City, that's she's been at the front line of dealing with for YEARS now. Crow, oooooooh poor Crow, his reaction could definitely go many different directions. At the very least it would tear old an old wound, given Crow's connection to Savathun while she was masquerading as Osiris, as well as how she restored all of Crow's memories from when he was Uldren. Between Petra and Crow Mara may have a slight crisis on her hands. The Queen of the Awoken has metaphorically danced with the Hive God of Lies before in Season of the Lost. Mara may hate Savathun as much as Petra does (maybe even moreso), but even Mara might be swayed to agree that Savathun may be the only one who could help us thwart the Witness as well as Xivu Arath. As we've seen Xivu's greatest weakness is her family, and Mara knows this based on the Manticore lore tab.
What do you guys think if somehow Immaru revived Savathun and she sided with us, how would it affect our alliances?
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2023.06.03 22:11 EngineeredCoconut Everything you need to know about why tech recruiting is the way it is

I browse the CS and SE subreddits a lot and I comment on a lot of the threads which talk about hiring, interviews, and recruiting. Since I end up repeating similar information across these threads, I figured I should compile all that information into one post.
Some background about me: I've been building software professionally for around 8+ years, and am currently a Senior Software Engineer at a company that has absolutely nothing to do with delivering food to people who don't want to cook. I have done a lot of interviews, been the interviewer for many candidates, and been HM a few times.
I have only worked within the "big tech" scene, so I have no idea how things work at startups, local, small/medium sized, or non-tech companies, so the information in this post is relevant just for tech companies. I will also mostly focus on the entry-level interviews in this post.

What are the goals of the technical interview?

These are some of the high-level goals for the interview:
  1. Be cost effective
  2. Do not use too much engineer time
  3. Do not make a bad hire
  4. Be able to recruit from the largest pool of candidates available
  5. Do not make a bad hire
  6. Evaluate culture fit (mostly through communication skills)
  7. Make a good hire
When you are getting thousands of applicants and conducting hundreds of interviews, you need to be very efficient throughout the hiring pipeline. The interview process has to scale with load.

Why do they always ask for a Bachelors degree when you can learn programming from online for free?

Companies want to be cost effective and avoid making bad hires. Bad hires are expensive.
A Bachelors degree in Computer Science means that various third parties (professors) have already validated a candidate's skills (through tests, projects, exams, etc.) over a 4 year period. This is work the company does not have to do, money saved!
It also standardizes all the applicants. Everyone with a Bachelors degree in CS (or CE, SE) has had the opportunity to learn the same concepts, so we can use a similar interview process to evaluate every candidate.
If I have two self-taught candidates, I have no idea what they have in common. One might have only done React tutorials on YouTube and not know about DSA, and the other might have done the MIT open courseware courses and know about DSA: so they can't get the same questions. Companies don't want to come up with bespoke questions for each candidate, it's too expensive!
A "Bachelors degree in computer science or similar discipline" has been required for all the job postings at all the places I have worked. 3-4 years of work experience as a SE can often offset this requirement.

How many applicants do big tech companies even get?

At most of the places I have worked, most entry level job postings get around 2000+ applications for the duration they are up. This gets cut down by the ATS and the recruiter, but even afterwards we are left with hundreds of applicants. The goal of the interview process is to cut this down aggressively until we get to the 1 person we want to hire.
At Senior+ levels, the number of applicants go down drastically.

Why do they always use DSA/Leetcode questions?

  1. It is fairly easy, quick, and cheap to come up with new questions. Algorithms is a very wide topic, with many possible problems.
  2. When problems are inevitably leaked, we can quickly deprecate and replace them.
  3. They can be asked to every applicant because due to their shared background as BS in CS graduates.
  4. It is language and tech-stack agnostic. We can use the same interview questions for someone who knows Ruby, Java, C, Rust, etc. We don't have to come up with unique bespoke problems for each language or tech stack.
  5. Since DSA is very general, interviewers don't need to be an expert in the interviewee's language choice, since the concepts are agnostic.

Why do you want to recruit from the largest pool of candidates? Why don't you focus on one language and stack?

Big tech companies always want strong generalist engineers because we use a lot of different technologies. My team could be using Go for our services today, but we could transition to Rust or C if need be. We also want candidates to be able to fit into any team if required, and not every team uses the same language or stack.

But Leetcode is not what software engineers do day to day, why don't you interview them on REAL SKILLS?

It is not feasible to interview each candidate on "real skills" because of the volume of candidates we interview. Lets consider some other interview options:
Take home projects:
  1. These questions take a long time to come up with, which means an engineer has to take a lot more of their time away from actually doing engineering work to come up with questions.
  2. When the question gets leaked, it takes a lot of time to replace them because of (1). Leaving leaked questions up for too long can lead to bad hires.
  3. We need to make a version of the question per language per stack for us to be able to recruit from the largest pool of candidates. This is very time consuming.
Building an application/API during the interview:
  1. These questions take a long time to come up with... same as above.
  2. When the question gets leaked... same as above.
  3. We need to match the stack that the interviewee chose, with an engineer who also knows that stack. This is not always feasible due to scheduling.
  4. We do use these kinds of interviews for Senior+ interviews, which are much lower volume.
Debugging a snippet of code:
  1. These questions take a long time to come up with... same as above.
  2. When the question gets leaked... same as above.
  3. We might need to match what the interviewer's stack to the interviewee's stack depending on the complexity.
So that's why we don't use these kinds of other kinds of interviews for entry level interviews.

Can't people just memorize answers and pass the DSA/Leetcode interviews?

Memorizing only gets you so far, and interviewers can usually detect it. It's not like a school exam where you write the correct answer and that's it.
We ask lots of questions about the thought process behind the candidates solution. Someone who simply memorized answers will not be able to able to answer all the deep dive questions. Why did you use a Min Heap and not a Max Heap? Why did you use BFS and not DFS? Can you solve this without sorting?
There's also multiple layers of difficulty to the same problem. If someone solved the problem in 5 mins, I can bump them up to the next level.

Can you even solve the questions you are asking yourself?

It is customary to solve the question you are going to be asking before the interview. So yes, I absolutely can solve all levels of the problem I will be asking. SEs who regularly conduct interviews are generally not too rusty when it comes to solving DSA problems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb0p1-TGjmc is great watch, which touches on this a bit.

How do you decide which questions to ask?

We have an internal interview problem database. We can only pick problems that exist within these database. Periodically engineers will get assigned to remove leaked questions and add new questions to this pool of questions, to keep it fresh.

Isn't there luck involved?

Yeah, luck is always involved. You could practice Tree problems all month and get hit with a Heap problem, while someone else who practiced Heap problems will make it through.
Luck is involved in most things in life, even in non-DSA interviews.

I'm not good at Leetcode and I don't want to practice, what should I do?

There are still many companies which don't use DSA problems in their screening. When I was a new grad I interviewed at a consulting company and their interview consisted of them asking me some OOP concepts, some Java concepts, and a simple problem like FizzBuzz.
https://github.com/poteto/hiring-without-whiteboards has a list of companies which do not use DSA/Leetcode interviews.

I think these interviews are unfair!

That's valid. But like most things in life, the more popular a thing is, the more competition there is for it. It is more difficult and requires more studying and effort to get into MIT than University of Phoenix, the same applies for tech companies.

Are you even making good hires if you are not testing their REAL SKILLS during the interview?

According to our analytics, we are making good enough hires. We have found that people who have good generalist and foundational knowledge are able to learn whatever REAL SKILLS are required quickly, and end up becoming very productive members of our teams.
At one of my previous companies, we did an AB test where one cohort got the regular DSA/Leetcode interview and another cohort got a take home assignment. After 3 years the data showed that the hires from the DSA/Leetcode cohort got promoted to SE2 slightly faster than the hires from the take home assignment set. The increase was not too significant, but it proved that it was not worth spending the extra resources on coming up with take home assignment questions.
Of course we do make bad hires every now and then, but they are rare, and PIPs exist for this reason.

What about all the good engineers you are missing out on because they don't like DSA/Leetcode interviews or are bad at them?

We might miss out on some good engineers, but it does not end up mattering because of sheer volume. For example, if only 5% of 2000 applicants pass the interview, that is still 100 people.
There is probably at least 5 good engineers within that 100. So even if 500 good engineers got filtered out, we can still hire the 1 good engineer we need for that specific open role.
I'm sure MIT misses out on many exemplary students every year as well!

How many candidates actually pass these interviews?

I would say anywhere from 5-10% of the total interviews we do at the entry level turn into offers.

Summary

I hope that explains the reasoning behind why these interviews are the way they are.
I personally think the perfect system would be similar to how it works for med students with medical school. You get your BS in CS and then go to a 4 year "software engineering school" and a government body (similar to the LCME) will hand out out licenses upon completion. Then you do 3-7 years of residency in various domains. The top of the class get placed into the company and domain of their choosing, and the bottom get placed into whatever is available.
Feel free to ask questions, I will try to answer them. I will not argue with you though since that's pointless.
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2023.06.03 22:11 Its_me_forever14 How can I help my leo be more comfortable with me?

My lennie is 3 months old and she's very skittish. When I first got her (2 weeks ago), petco put her in a box, and I tried to pick her up so I could put her in her new enclosure. (She wouldn't go out on her own) and she crawled on my hand! But then she wouldn't get off lol. Now every night, we have a routine where I pick her up for a few mins. But she still doesn't let me pet her, get TOO close, pick her up (she only get on my hand when I put my hand down flat and boop her tail). And she also sleeps in her hide all day. She's too scared to come sleep out in the open. I want to be able to pet her too. Any ideas?
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2023.06.03 22:11 YellowShrimp Advise on upgrading my Mavin 6 pack

Advise on upgrading my Mavin 6 pack
So as my highschool senior project I built these tower speakers using the mavin audio 6 pack linked here. Now nearly 10 years later I still have them but figured I'd treat them to an upgrade for all their years of service. I'm going to be reworking the boxes since the wood has shrunk and shifted, reusing the same wood of course.
I'm looking for advice on how to go about upgrading the drivers. I want to use a domed tweeter again. Would it be worth it to switch the woofers to different ranges instead of having all 12 be identical? Just looking for any opinions or thoughts. I'm planning on buying all new drivers with a hope to jump up in looks and sound quality if possible.
I also want to add cabinet treatment and feet so any tips or advise on that would be great too!

Below is a picture of what I've been listening to for almost 10 years. My loyal companions.
Picture of the speakers in question
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