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2023.03.20 22:34 Whydovegaspeoplesuck Does anyone have a horn wiring diagram for a 1999 isuzu rodeo?

I have a 1999 isuzu rodeo and the horn keeps going off at random times (I had punched the steering wheel a while ago)
Ive read that this horn has little contacts that flatten out, and i dont think its a part that is even made anymore so i was thinking of trying to pry the contacts apart, or rewire the horn wire to a standalone switch that i can get my hands on.
Does anyone know that color of the horn wires going to the steering wheel? or if there is some way to replace that contact to keep my horn from honking?
Also the main problem with just pulling the fuse out is it makes the rest of the car act funny it starts to dim the lights and the engine even seems to run funny with the horn fuse out iirc, so id like to keep it in.
I've even tried unplugging the horns and I have unplugged 2 but there is a 3rd one somewhere i think that's hidden in there.
Thank You In Advance.
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2023.03.20 22:32 time_perspctv53042 Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Router in 2023

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:27 bm_00 [FS] [US-NJ] Expansion Cards, Laptop(s)& Docking Station, Manuals, SCSI Cable, Fan Grills, DDR3, Custom Monitor

Few more items. Worth a try.
Expansion Cards: https://imgur.com/a/DQf3OyC
US Robotics Sportster 0484 $3 ISA. 56 kbps modem
Adaptec AHA-2940AU SCSI Controller $7 PCI. Bracket is bent & missing screw
Nvidia Riva STB Velocity 128 $15 Includes Dell driver disk
3Com 3C905-TX Ethernet $3 PCI
Hauppauge 2250 PCIE Tuner $15 PCIE. Full height bracket. Dual ATSC, NTSC, QAM tuners. FM.
Computer Stuff: https://imgur.com/a/ncVymQt
HP Probook 640 G1 Motherboard $25 Stopped booting one day. Not sure what's wrong. Includes I5-4200M & Charger jack. Can include speakers & display cable.
HP 2012 120 watt (A7E36) docking station Free Model A7E36. 120 watt. Functional, just missing power button board & cover. Will turn on with laptop power button.
Dell Latitude E7240 $30 Laptop won't charge battery. Will not boot off just charger. Fully works if battery charged in different laptop. No ram, SSD, Wifi card, or charger. Has scratches, chips, peeling trim. Extra palm rest assembly included, but has broken cables. I7 model.
Custom Portable monitor $55 1920 x 720. LCD & driver in custom wood housing. Non-touch. HDMI. Under 24hrs use. Rotates horizontal & vertical. Tilts. Can be powered of high current USB. Includes AC adaptor & remote. Great for a Temperature monitor screen.
Random: https://imgur.com/a/7xLvR4j
CRT Monitor manual Free Complete. Rip on front. for MAG monitor.
CRT Monitor manual Free Complete. Sony
HP Officejet 500 Documentation Free Driver disk, manual, special offer booklet
Fan Grills Free
SCSI Cable Free 4 drive/5 plug. One connector broken. Wire for last connector broken but spliced. 2 Connectors still good.
Video/Baby Monitor System $25 Under 2hr total use. 2-way audio, Night vision, zoom, panning, & tilt. No Wifi or Bluetooth.
6 GB DDR3 $7 Non matching. 1 x4GB. 1 x 2GB
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2023.03.20 22:26 rafletcher 🎉 Breaking the Bank - 2023 Trends You Can't Afford to Miss This Year 🎉

Hey Wedditors,
Curious what trends you're tired of seeing, and what you're really liking. From all of the IG posts and mood boards the ones we found are below.
🎓 The Big Idea - Layering in one or more of these trends can add one more tool to help plan your day.

🤌 Below are a few wedding trends you can't afford to miss this year!

  1. Trend #1: Microweddings 🎊 Gone are the days of inviting everyone and their grandma to your wedding. Couples are opting for smaller, more intimate affairs, with guest lists under 50 people. Microweddings can not only budget-friendly but also allow you to focus on what truly matters: celebrating your love with those who mean the most. Plus, with fewer guests, you can splurge on the details that make your day extra special. 📸 Check out this stunning microwedding setup on Instagram
  2. Trend #2: Sustainable Celebrations 🌿 Eco-conscious weddings are all the rage, with couples finding creative ways to minimize their carbon footprint. From digital invitations to locally-sourced food and flowers, sustainability is the new black. And the best part? Going green often means saving green! Many sustainable options are wallet-friendly and can help you cut costs without sacrificing style. Instead of going to a huge banquet hall, using local vendors can unlock pockets of your town for memorable days. 🌱 Get inspired by this beautiful eco-friendly wedding on Pinterest
  3. Trend #3: Mix-and-Match Bridesmaid Dresses đź‘— Say goodbye to cookie-cutter bridal parties! More and more couples are embracing individuality by letting bridesmaids choose their own dresses within a specific color palette. This trend not only adds visual interest to your wedding photos but also allows your bridesmaids to choose something they feel comfortable in - and might even wear again. đź‘Ż Feast your eyes on this gorgeous mix-and-match bridal party on Instagram
  4. Trend #4: DIY Décor 🎨 With the rise of Pinterest and Instagram, couples are getting crafty and creating their own wedding decorations. From table centerpieces to personalized signs, the possibilities are endless. Not only can DIY projects save you money, but they also add a unique and personal touch to your big day. Plus, they're a great way to bond with your wedding party during the planning process. ✨ Falling Snow could be a vibe → Snow Daddy
  5. Trend #5: Weekday Weddings đź“… Why limit yourself to a Saturday wedding when you can save a bundle by opting for a weekday celebration? Venues and vendors often offer discounted rates for weekday events, making it a budget-friendly alternative. And don't worry about your guests - if you give them plenty of notice, they'll be more than happy to take a day off to celebrate your love. đź’¸ Here's a Twitter thread discussing weddings these days

tl;dr - Trends are cool and all as long as it fits with what you want. So use or ignore these as you see fit.

- The Bent Knee

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2023.03.20 22:26 Darkchildex I'm really trying to justify the price of the apple watch ultra.

I'm really trying to justify the price of the apple watch ultra.
So my 5 year old Galaxy watch pretty much just died, it charges, turns on then dies after the screen is on for 5 seconds. I really , really loved this watch. The rotating bezel is classy, having access to so many beautiful watch faces, the decent battery life, I could leave my phone in my locker and just use my watch. This watch was perfect for my needs. The price point of $400 canadian at the time was a little daunting but in the end it was worth it.
I've never owned an apple watch, despite having a few apple products, I've always leaned to samsung because Samsungs ecosystem was more open. I see Apple product as overly trendy , and alot of ppl by their products for perceived clout. So apple marks their product up because they know idiots will buy it.
Then I saw the apple watch ultra ... in canada it retails for the ridiculous sum of $1100 and can only be used with a damn apple phone. Sadly , Samsung followed suit with they're newest galaxy watch pro 5 which only works with android product. (I hate this so much).
Comparing the 2 watches , I have to admit the apple watch ultra is just better despite the shorter battery life. I'm a dude who likes nice watches , but I cringe when I think I might become one of the "idiots" if I pick this up.
I mean honestly I'm not a diver, I do hike with my dog but I'm not a foresr ranger who goes on 20k hikes. I like the look of apple watch ultra, the screen is really stunning and the display looks more vivid than the galaxy watch pro 5. It's a gorgeous watch.
I can afford it, but my mind still recoiles at that price. Plus I'll have to buy a damn apple phone to even use it!!!
My wrist feels barren and I don't like it. Rip my beautiful galaxy watch. Why oh why did you have to die?
I'm sure I'm gonna hear alot of comments from ppl who are solely team apple. I'm just not that "guy" the brand simply doesn't matter to me. I love functionality and look. This damn watch has me on the hook.
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2023.03.20 22:25 GregHullender What Are the Best Scanner Settings?

I've got an Epson X-830 printescanner and I'm planning to scan some old photos (not documents, not slides) and try to enhance them (or ask for help). I've seen a number of posts where people seem to have used the wrong settings on their scanners, so before I put a lot of work into scanning old photos, I'd like to be sure I've got this right.
First, I see from other posts that it's recommended to use the highest available resolution. The highest resolution I can set on this scanner is 9600 dpi, but it says 4800 is the highest actual resolution and 9600 is "interpolated." From that I'd gather than I should use 4800, since if I want to do any interpolation, I can just as well do that with some other software package--there's no advantage to letting the scanner do it itself.
The highest color setting is 24-bit. I assume I should use that for everything except black-and-white photos, for which there's 8-bit grayscale.
I should save the scans as TIFF files, since everything else is lossy (I think).
As a general rule, I think I should turn of any picture processing options that it offers, on the theory that anything it can do can probably be done better by a person using a good suite of image processing tools, and if I let the scanner modify with the image, it'll just make it harder for anyone trying to modify it later
The exception, though, would be things that can only be done by the scanner. Obviously resolution and color setting are examples of that, but there may be others I'm not aware of.
Specifically, it has a few options called "adjustments," which I figure I should probably not turn on:
The only one that's on by default is "Unsharp Mask" set to "medium." I presume I'd want to turn that off.
There are also some "configuration options." The first three are radio buttons (choose one).
Color Control (selected)--set to "continuous auto exposure" with "display gamma" of 2.2.
ICM (not selected)--It's grayed out, but has options like "Source (Scanner): Epson Standard" and "Target: sRGB".
No Color Control (not selected).
I hesitation to touch this one, since I suspect it has to do with adjusting the exposure based on the photo, which is something that could not be fixed later. But I could easily believe that "No Color Control" was better, and I'll probably try that eventually.
It also has a slider bar for "Auto Exposure Level" from "Low" to "High." The default is right in the middle. Perhaps this is something to adjust only if an image comes out looking too dark or too washed out. Again, it seems to be something that'd be hard to fix after the fact, but also hard to choose a setting for.
I'm hopeful that this will be useful to people with other models of scanners--not just me. I'll appreciate any feedback people can give me.
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2023.03.20 22:23 PuzzleheadedBet1419 Top 5 Best Wi-Fi Router in 2023

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:22 Dry-Jello9672 Top 10 Best Wi-Fi Router

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:22 HylianLibrarian This week in SUPER Comics Discussion [Mar 13, 2023] - Are you glad James Gunn will be directing Superman: Legacy?

Welcome to The (Not So) Daily Planet!
Comment below with a discussion on the releases this week or the question of the week. Try to reply to others instead of starting new threads on the same topic. Keep the conversations civil and have fun!
Announcement: Keeping /Superman open and welcoming for all
Question of the Week
Are you glad James Gunn will be directing Superman: Legacy?
(Join our Discord to discuss further!)
Feel free to suggest future weekly questions!

Comic Singles

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #13
ELEMENTARY, CHAPTER ONE: THE FACTS OF THE CASE
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS METAMORPHO? In the pages of World's Finest, Batman, Robin, and Superman have traversed some of the DCU's most iconic locations and teamed up with the likes of the Teen Titans, Doom Patrol, and Supergirl, but none of that will prepare them as they must go across the globe in search of Rex Mason, a.k.a. Metamorpho, the Element Man! The World’s Finest Strangest Adventure begins here!
Preview
DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #7
Some of the most powerful entities in existence are now slaves to the Anti-Life. Undead Darkseid’s forces have spread the virus across whole galaxies. Even Kryptonians and the Flashes may be too slow in the race to cure worlds before everything is overwhelmed. The final stand for the universe begins.
Preview
Superman #2
CHAPTER TWO: THE NIGHT OF THE PARASITE
Superman is overwhelmed as Parasite’s new powers are unleashed! Can Superman stop all of Metropolis from being consumed by the power-hungry Parasite or will he need Lex Luthor’s help to save the day? Introducing a new antihero—Marilyn Moonlight, the Spirit of Metropolis—who only operates at night! Is she friend or foe to the Man of Steel?! And how does she connect to Metropolis’s secret past?
Preview

Trades

Multiversity: Teen Justice [TP]
Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and their fellow heroes Supergirl, Robin, Aquagirl, Klarienne the Witch Girl, and Troy take center stage in a miniseries that rocks Earth-11 to its core! What is Sister Blood’s true mission among the lost souls of New York City? Can Teen Justice get through their growing pains fast enough to learn the answer in time to stop it? And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the ultimate battle? The secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title!
Collects Multiversity: Teen Justice #1-6, along with Teen Justice’s first appearance from DC’s Very Merry Multiverse and a story from DC Pride 2022!
Power Girl: Power Trip [TP] 2023 Edition
Every Power Girl story illustrated by Amanda Conner is collected in one volume that includes JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4 and POWER GIRL #1-12! Don't miss these stories featuring the Psycho-Pirate, Ultra-Humanite, Vartox and some very sexy alien marauders!

Digital Releases

Monday, 3/20 (WEBTOON) - Red Hood: Outlaws #34
The Outlaws try to go legit -- and fail spectacularly. The Justice League has issued a challenge to DC’s Dark Trinity, forcing Red Hood, Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, and Bizarro to try and replace their goody-two-shoe counterparts as the heroes the world neither deserves nor needs. In this original series, the Outlaws will battle some of DC’s biggest Super-Villains and Super Heroes -- but their biggest battles are among themselves. Can this team last? And can they find their own identities separate from Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman?

TV

Tuesday, 3/21: Superman & Lois S03E02 - Uncontrollable Forces
Time/Date: March 21 8:00 PM ET
Network/Channel: The CW
Clark and Chrissy both notice a small crack in Lois' game face. Meanwhile, Sarah and Jordan have an awkward encounter. Lastly, Lana receives a panicked phone call.
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2023.03.20 22:22 Primary-Delivery-294 Best Wi-Fi Router 2022?

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:22 LIS1050010 Preparing for 5 Extreme Weather Events: 15 Need-to-Know Tips

Extreme weather is no joking matter. While you may be used to some natural disasters in your hometown, others could still pose a threat you haven’t yet encountered.
Consider these life-saving tips when you’re preparing to survive the next natural disaster that rolls through.

Tornadoes

Tornadoes strike when conditions are windy enough, and they can be devastating. The only way for a tornado to stop is for it to burn itself out. Since there isn’t a way to fight a tornado, you should be on your guard and prepare for the upcoming terrible weather in your own way.

1. Get to Lower Ground

You should know that the safest place to be during a tornado is on the ground floor of the building you reside in. However, things can get complicated if you don’t have a basement or live in an apartment complex.
If you can hide out in a parking deck or a hallway, you’ll be better off than staying where you were. If you absolutely can’t get somewhere lower, remember to cover your head and protect your body with something sturdy to prevent damage to your person.

2. Make a Plan for Everyone

Create an emergency plan for your household. The bigger your home is, the more desperately you need a plan to gather everyone in one place. Even if you haven’t experienced a disaster within the last year, you should test your plan annually to ensure everyone knows what to do in the event of a tornado.
Folks with special needs, such as those who have mobility aids or even pets, may need plans tailored to them. They may not be able to evacuate or get to the same level as everyone else, and you should create individualized plans for them. Having a plan of their own will help them feel less anxious during an emergency.

3. Keep a Safe Box of Essentials

You’ll want a sturdy box full of essentials to keep safe with you in the event of a tornado. This box should include a first-aid kit, non-perishable foods, and more. Make sure you gather all of your important contacts, such as neighbors or faraway relatives you’ll want to check in with, in one place where you can easily access them after the storm passes.


Hurricanes

Hurricanes are dangerous natural disasters that typically strike the coast but can also strike many miles inland. They require extensive preparation, as there’s much to worry about both during and after a storm. In addition, they can constantly evolve, so hurricanes typically don’t stay at the same danger level as the day before.

1. Take Shelter Immediately

Hurricanes bring strong winds and rain with them. Plenty of people board up their windows in case the glass shatters. You can expect the hurricane to hit your house hard, so take any precautions you need to. Prepare your home for the storm ahead of time, and you’ll be fit to shelter in place or evacuate without worrying about your most important assets.

2. Always Evacuate When Needed

Depending on the category of the storm, you may have to leave your home. Keeping your television tuned to the news can help you understand the best time to go or whether you should leave at all. If you plan to leave, remember to take your pets with you. They’re an irreplaceable part of your family. Just keep an eye on the weather, and you can decide what steps to take from there.

3. Stay Out of the Water

Several diseases or pollutants could contaminate the water left over by hurricanes. You might accidentally swallow something you didn’t mean to. The best way to ensure you stay away from the water is to have an emergency flotation device just in case and prepare for the absolute worst before the storm arrives.


Floods

Floods may seem tame compared to other extreme weather conditions, but it’s one of the most difficult to adjust to. When water surrounds you, you’re stuck in place and can do nothing but wait for it to recede. You might get cabin fever, but as long as you prepare to stay inside for a few days, you should feel ready to brave the storm.

1. Watch the Water Levels

Just as you would watch the news for any extreme weather in your area, you should watch out your windows and keep an eye on the rising water level. If you’ve been through floods before, you should know how much you can handle.
It’s unlikely you’ll need anything after preparing for the flood, but if the water levels are still low and you think you can safely drive in it, you may still be able to make a final trip to the store.

2. Get to High Ground

If you can find shelter on higher ground, move as soon as you can. Take your valuables and evacuate your home, particularly if it sits low before the water gets too high. Only time will tell how long it’ll take for floodwaters to recede, so plan to be away from your home for a while.
If you don’t feel the need to evacuate your home right now, keep your radio tuned to public news stations to see if evacuation orders end up being issued – and have a place in mind to go if that order comes.

3. Only Drink Boiled Water

Because a flood can cause water pipe breakage, you should rely on bottled water to hydrate your household during and shortly after a flood. If you must use water from the tap, boil it first to eliminate any contaminants that may have entered. Even if you don’t plan to drink the water, make sure it’s boiled before it touches you or any other living thing.


Blizzards

Blizzards are known for the intense snowstorms that sometimes roll through in the winter, taking electricity with them as they fizzle out. Even if the blizzard you’re faced with isn’t powerful, you should prepare for the power to go out.
Also, properly winterize your car before the blizzard comes by outfitting it with new tires and getting it checked, just in case you need to brave the aftermath of the storm.

1. Gather Candles

In addition to other emergency supplies, you’ll need candles. Proper candles and matches can keep you warm if you don’t have another option. Candles might not be as powerful as a fireplace, but they can give off enough warmth in a small area to supplement the blankets and clothing layers you’re using. Remember to watch the flames carefully, and don’t let children and pets near them.

2. Designate One Room to Live In

After a blizzard, you may find that your power is out for days. Before the storm arrives, designate one room in your living space to be the spot where everyone lives for the next few days. Your whole household spending time in one room will draw warmth to that area. This way, you only need to focus on stocking one room full of blankets and candles, and you can seal off the rest of your home.

3. Equip Yourself Properly

You likely won’t leave your house during a blizzard, but after the storm settles and it leaves snow behind, that’s another story.
Shoveling sidewalks and driveways so you can go somewhere might be an excellent idea, but make sure you do it carefully and wear the proper winter clothing. Also, whenever you choose to leave your house, carry salt or sand to throw on the ground, so you don’t slip on ice.


Dust Storms

The southwestern United States already knows of the dangers of dust storms, but they can happen anywhere in the country, so it’s worth it to be prepared. The remnants of thunderstorms or small tornadoes can create dust storms, especially in dry areas. When soil and dirt get scooped into the air and thrown around, your best bet is to stay indoors and preserve your health.

1. Stay Indoors

The most crucial piece of advice you’ll receive when facing a dust storm is to stay inside. Inhaling dust can be detrimental to your health, especially in large quantities. Before the dust storm arrives, prepare everything you need to be inside.
If you have a dog who needs frequent walks, try to limit your time outdoors. It could be worth it to train your dog to use a puppy pad – similar to how a cat uses a litter box – so you can clean up after them without having to expose yourself or your pup to the dangers of a dust storm.

2. Have Facial Coverings Ready

In dust storms, you’ll find dust everywhere. You may have to venture outside the protection of your home, so it pays off to have facial coverings ready. Goggles can protect your eyes from the grit flying around, while a face mask can prevent the dust from getting into your nostrils or mouth. This way, you can avoid dust entering your lungs and remain safe. Try to limit trips outside until the dust storm has passed.

3. Be Careful When Driving

Dust storms can create sudden issues with visibility. Before the storm approaches, go out to the store and gather everything you need, so you don’t get caught in all the dust.
Don’t get in your car if it’s exceptionally windy in your area. A storm can change in an instant, so if you’re caught in a dense part of the storm while driving, pull off to the side of the road and wait it out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.


Stay Safe and Prep Your Home

Reaching out to others is one of the best things you can do in a dire situation. You never know when someone else needs help, and they could return the favor and help you when you need it most.
Though every natural disaster or extreme weather event has its preferred season and location, you still want to prepare and know what to do in any situation. Taking responsibility and having a plan for every type of weather is the best way to show your skills as a survivalist.

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2023.03.20 22:21 screenaholic What's Actually Wrong with the KSG?

I've been looking into getting a shotgun for home defense/ shotgun operating LARPing. I want to get a pump action (I live in NYC, so semi autos present problems,) that is a short as possible (but not SBS), while keeping a stock. Because of this, I'm looking at the KSG (with magazine blockers due to 5 round legal limit [another benefit of the KSG, I'd rather have 2 limited magazines than 1].) I see people warn against them (and KelTech in general,) because of the supposed risk of shooting your hand off, but from what I can tell that has happened one (1) time, and it honestly seems like user error to me. It seems easily avoidable if you just control your fire, and use hand stops instead of VFGs. Maybe even replace the polymer rail with a metal one if you really want, but to be honest even that doesn't seem necessary.
Is there any actual reason other than that one guy being a dumbass to avoid a KSG? Is there any other reason I see hate for KelTech as a whole? There guns are kind of goofy, yeah, but is there anything actually bad about them?
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2023.03.20 22:20 mfinan68 Do Not Buy From Taste the Luxe site

Do not order from this company.
I placed an order on 10/11/2022 for two bottles of perfume (BR540 and LDBS). I had read reviews and didn’t see any serious red flags. The order was around $340. Upon receiving the shipping notice, I discovered the package was coming from Russia. I should have canceled but I really was looking forward to the perfumes.
The package took forever to make any real movement. It seemed to bounce back and forth between locations in Russia. I messaged the company and was assured the package was fine.
Finally the package made it to the Netherlands and at the end of December 2022, it made it to customs in NY. I again messaged the company asking if there was a new tracking number. They sent a link stating the original tracking number (from Russia post) would continue to work on the USPS site. After 2 weeks stuck at customs, they said they’d resend my order - but they never provided me any shipping information for a replacement order.
The package never update beyond being received by customs. I asked the company multiple times for assistance in getting status about the package. I tried to file for post package status but couldn’t “due to its status” at customs. I sent the company a copy of the message that said i couldn’t file for a lost package and asked them to please file the package as lost. My messages began being ignored.
Around the end of February 2023, the status of the package disappeared and the USPS website simply said the package was untrackable. I reached out to the company one last time via email (because messages were being ignored) asking them for a refund and telling them that I’d file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau after one week if I didn’t hear from them. They messaged me and told me that the package had been delivered and that I had received my products. I have not received a package. I asked for the evidence they have showing my package was delivered and they couldn’t provide any.
I shouldn’t have waited because now it’s too late for me to dispute the payment to them. So it’s been a hard $340 lesson for me - learn from my experience and don’t order from this company. I have filed with the BBB.
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2023.03.20 22:18 Ok_Strength5845 Best Router 2022?

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:18 Loate Book One of Cat Squad Six complete, some stats

Started posting my first work on Royal Road a little under three months ago (it's a satire on various isekai/anime/LitRPG tropes called Cat Squad Six), and with the completion of the first arc I figured I'd share some numbers. For context, I did no advertising, did not do an initial chapter dump to try and hit Rising Stars (I post regularly on Tuesday and Saturday, rise up turtle post gang!), came up with a janky msPaint cover page about halfway through the book (I'm planning on getting a real one... eventually), and basically did everything you're not supposed to do - except for backlog. I have a ton of backlog so that way I don't have to stress about meeting posting deadline.
Total Views: 2233
Average Views: 86
Pages: 172 (tried to average around 2k words a chapter, but that was just a guideline, not a strict necessity)
Comments: 2 (both by the same person, I'm not counting my own responses)
Followers: 3
Ratings: 2 (a 5 star and a 4.5 star for a 4.75 star rating, obviously subject to drastic change if and when more ratings come in)
Reviews: 0 (sad trombone)
So what's my takeaway?
If you want to monetize your work on RR quickly, you should probably follow the suggestions of the people who've successfully done so, which means doing the initial starting chapter dump, having a spiffy cover, getting your review swaps with other authors, having your patreon ready to go with advance chapters, etc. The people giving that advice are giving it for a reason, and it's because it's going to give you a better chance to get noticed. Now, the quality of the work will still ultimately determine your fate, but getting eyes early definitely seems important if you're looking for rapid growth.
That being said, I'm fortunately in a position where I can write for fun and don't need to worry about the monetization aspects, so I can share my story at the pace I choose, and if people enjoy the ride, hooray! If not, that's fine too - I've been traditionally published twice (one a collection of short stories and essays for Little, Brown, the other a sci-fi novel for Tor) so I'm confident that the quality of this work (so far, and hopefully moving forward) holds up to my own high standards, and is fun for me to read. I'm looking at this as a long term project, albeit one with constant, predictable updates, and it will reach the finish line (which I've already plotted out). Now it's just a matter of plugging away until I get there.
Best of luck to all the other authors out there!
Post script - here's a brief overview of some of the RR stories I've been enjoying over the past few months that are worth checking out (my standards are fairly high when it comes to writing/grammatrope abuse)
Industrial Strength Magic - fun superhero/progression piece, with a solid emphasis on worldbuilding, character development/relationships, and a light touch with 'numbers go up' which I appreciate
Edge Cases - has the outward appearance of a LitRPG, but is actually a very kind-hearted found family story with a heavy emphasis on character building. Tends to meander at times but is still quite good
Godclads - in the grim cyberpunk darkness of the not-quite far future, there is only... people harvesting shards of gods for power? This one has by far some of the most interesting worldbuilding I've seen on RR (reminds me of a mix between Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence and Tamsyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth), but the author occasionally gets lost in their own verbosity
That One Isekai: My Only Cheat Skill Is All Of Them - this one is similar to what I'm going for in terms of spoofing the genre, but it's much more slapstick/farcical as opposed to the slightly more "realistic" tone I'm going for. Author definitely knows how to nail the tropes, though
Dungeon Tour Guide - A more traditional LitRPG with a heavier focus on 'numbers go up,' but has a nice emphasis on character growth and development, as well as some fun not-quite-rulebreaking shenanigans from the main character
Tales From The Terran Republic - not at all an isekai, LitRPG, or anime, but an extremely amusing, sardonic, and equal parts hopeful and depressing sci-fi romp featuring a galaxy's worth of characters. I actually went and found the reddit hub for the rest of the chapters once I got through what was on RR because it had me that entertained
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2023.03.20 22:17 Plumpinfovore Suing Mortgage Company ~Is it worth it?

Hi internets ppls,
Summary. I have a mortgage. Up until Aug. 22' every payment was on auto pay for near 2 yrs. Prior Aug 22' I applied for my states mortgage assistance program due to being out of work for a few months due to covid. My app. was accepted. Beginning at end of Aug 22' payments from mortgage assistance program were sent to lender, however it was done sporadically so they did not receive payments for Nov+Dec and then received 3rd payment and final in end of Jan. Problem is my auto pay had been shut off unknown to me and for that I am responsible. However, discovered problem in Feb and immediately began making payments and asked to be removed from loss mitigation from lender. I also refused their trial period they offered in Feb of getting out of loss mitigation bc I said I'll just ante up what is owed INSTEAD OF EXTEND MORTGAGE 10 years! By mid March the account was back to $0 according to my calc. However, they are taking their sweet time and 45 days has gone by with no progress despite me spending hours emailing and speaking over the phone of returning to my autopay and leaving covid nonsense in the rearview mirror. They say I owe money because they have not deposited Jan' payment from mortgage-assistance provider until 3 days ago. They also have never deposited or accounted for my Aug payment from my checking that coincided with the same month's payment from mortgage-assistance provider. Instead, they reported me to credit bureaus at some point in last 60 days and now my credit score has TAKEN A NOSE DIVE AND I AM PISSED ABOUT IT. I also discovered according to the CARE's act they ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REPORT DELINQUENCIES unless account was delinquent prior being 'accommodated.' The lender is refusing to strike their report that tarnished my credit and replace it with the correct one. Question is who do I contact to sue them, is suing them worth it, and are these fees they are adding in even legal? Such as having to pay exta to pay mortgage while under the 'umbrella' of loss mitigation? I get this whole COVID emergency bill having treasury paying mortgages is new terrain, but to steam role me like this is outright negligence. I did report them to CFPB and asked them to fix my credit score. They have 15 days to do so but it sounds like they will not because according to them I was "not in forbearance." Whew. COVID fallout still causing issues.
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2023.03.20 22:17 saiho8 Purchasing a Second Hand 3060ti

Hi there,
I haven’t built a PC in a long while and have looked at the second hand market for a GPU, I’m looking for reassurance and your guys’ expertise that I’m not getting ripped off or the card is fault, I have found one for £290 and was looking to
https://imgur.com/a/KBU2omV
Are there any red flags visually at all?
Thank you for your time and help. :)
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2023.03.20 22:15 UncleGurm Test drove a Sebo today...

Some of you may know I've been doing a ton of research on vacuums to combat my allergies (DUST, OMG) and deal with the cat hair (2 full grown ragdolls with undercoats) on 90% hardwood (one room of carpet, two area rugs) and it's really come down to this:
- One decent stick vac per floor for daily pickups (currently have a Dyson v8, shopping for a second stick)
- One Sebo K3/E3 or Miele C3 for the weekly clean.
There are two vacuum stores within 20 minutes of here. Both carry Sebo and Miele, but one of them is the local "Miele Showroom" and the other is an old guy who LOVES SEBO. So I figured I'd hit both and get both sides of the story.
So I dropped into the Sebo showroom. First thing to note is the prices - $1100 for the E3, no exceptions no discounts. $900 for a K3. Ok, fair enough. First up was the E3.
Immediate impression - build. It's pretty light. Very maneuverable. The airbelt really sticks out. The tools are good, but not ultra premium.
Second impression - it's QUIET. Like, SO quiet. With the ET-1 turned off it's quieter than most air purifiers or dishwashers. The ET-1 of course is loud, but not glaringly so. It's about as loud as your average power head.
Third impression - the suction on the lowest setting exceeds that of a Dyson on high. I mean, duh. But it's one thing to know that intellectually and another to see it actually happen. On high it's... hard to quantify with just my hand as a measuring device, but didn't impress me overly. Like the differential between low and high was not amazing.
Fourth impression - attachments. The included parquet head is pretty lackluster - I'm sure it does the job but my cats' hair will just build up and turn into a white snowplow. So right away we'd need the premium parquet tool ($55 extra). Also would want the handheld pet tool, which is $65 plus a $15 adapter thing (or get the "pet kit" with some extra stuff for $115). And the flat upholstery tool for vacuuming mattresses. And the upgraded dusting brush. And a couple other things (reaching up high for dusting, etc.) So I'd be into this for a couple hundred bucks in accessories, maybe closer to $300. HOWEVER, the ET-1 is the standout here. It's just insanely good, hands down the best I've seen.
Fifth impression - service and warranty. The unit comes - from this dealer - with a 5 year service plan, and of course the 7/10 year warranty. Honestly that's pretty good - a free tune-up every year for 5 years and an in-home warranty? That's nice. Don't know if every dealer does that but it's super good.
Sixth impression - filtration. The salesman didn't seem to know the difference between HEPA and "Hospital Grade", but I'm an allergy nerd so I'm not surprised. That said, the filter bag is IMPRESSIVE and probably comes close to meeting HEPA standards. The small particle count on the PerformanceReviews video was concerning, but was 95+% lower than the surrounding air so it's not a big complaint.
Seventh impression - fit and finish. I wasn't prepared for how WELL BUILT these are. And how SMOOTH they are.
Then I test-drove a K3. Most of the impressions are the same. The hose has been updated - although it still doesn't taper, it does have the same controls as the E3 now. The cord rewind is still pull-to-retract, and the attachments are still weird. That said, it's nice. The onboard filter wasn't HEPA but they had the HEPA service kit there. I'd love to see particle counts for this unit. It's actually about the same weight, in spite of being smaller. The offset hose is a little weird. All in all not a bad unit. The airbelt cover is ... odd. Looks and feels like foam but is fabric.
Verdict: I want to test-drive a Miele. I did NOT walk out with either Sebo, although I did walk out insanely impressed with the ET-1. I'll be posting my Miele impressions tomorrow. But the total-cost-to-purchase on an E3 with the attachments I need would be like $1350-$1400 plus tax. Stay tuned.
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2023.03.20 22:14 Ok_Main_5148 Best Router 2022?

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:14 Mammoth_Researcher_3 Trying to install new ssd nvme but failing

I have a Predator PH315-54
Bought a 1tb PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 Kingston - Model KC3000
I've tried to install it but failing. The SSD doesn't appear in BIOS config.

What I've already tried:
- Check if the problem was the SSD - Installed New SSD NVMe in the port where the old one was, old where new was - Output: BIOS recognized NEW ssd but not OLD
- Tried to eliminate static - Unplugged battery before installing SSD, did not work.

It feels like the extra PCIe port is broken or not active - I tried to find where to turn it on on BIOS but didn't find it.

Do you guys know how to solve my problem?
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2023.03.20 22:12 Healthy-Berry Any idea what’s causing this? We’ve tried multiple times and different times of day. The lamp will only light once one of us touches it (or, around it). The room is relatively warm. There appears to be arcing at the base of the 2-pin lamp when power is turned on.

Any idea what’s causing this? We’ve tried multiple times and different times of day. The lamp will only light once one of us touches it (or, around it). The room is relatively warm. There appears to be arcing at the base of the 2-pin lamp when power is turned on. submitted by Healthy-Berry to electricians [link] [comments]


2023.03.20 22:12 infinitemonkeytyping What to do with Georgia

Before I start off, this is not a banter thread about replacing X team in the 6 Nations (there are plenty of threads on this sub for that).
Georgia, like Japan, are way too strong for the second tier regional competitions. Since their second win of the European Rugby Championship in 2007 (this weekend they won their 16th), they have a record of 79 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws. Those three losses were in 2007 (Spain), 2010 (Romania) and 2017 (Romania), with the latter 2 costing them championships. The three draws were in 2009 (Portugal), 2013 (Romania) and 2022 (Portugal).
Add to this recent wins over Italy and Wales, and it is clear that they are a lot closer to the lower end of Tier 1 than they are to the top end of Tier 2.
One option is to expand the 6 Nations to 7. However, this will extend the competition from 7 weeks (2-1-2 with weeks off) to 9 weeks (2-3-2) or 10 weeks (2-2-2-1), which given how European club rugby takes precedence over internationals, is unlikely that clubs will accept an additional 3 weeks for Internationals. For note though, once a 7 Nations is established, expanding it to 8 Nations won't be a problem, as the next team coming in would take the place of the bye.
I'm not sure what other options exist - The Rugby Championship would already be spread enough to try and include Japan (unless Georgia play as a travelling team, which would be unfair to their fans at home).
So what do we (as in World Rugby) do?
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