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Although more writing is imminent, the world needs to know about this. It connects the quantum web, and allows all laws to be valid Inter-Dependent of one another across the board. It is all linear, and always relative within nature. This unlocks the biggest secrets of scientific study.
All research done by myself, without having ever entered a university level education. Copyright Trent Thomas, 2023.
BY: Trent Thomas the Prophet of Medicine
June 6th, 2023.
We come into the world the same way that we go out, they say. Out with the old, in with the new. Metaphysical reality, quantum mechanics, and relativity have yet to be unified. Until now. We are all safe to say that in this reality we will all be alive for a very long time. We will be happy, Joyous and Free. We will sing songs to our Father the Sun, and our Mother the Moon; on our Father the Earth, with our Mother Water. Everything is relative. The sun, the moon and the stars represent the wave, the particle, and the Aether. The experiment performed in the 1960’s called “The Double Slit Experiment” made way for a new paradigm of thinking. In old ways of thinking, people thought that particles could connect all the way around the earth. This experiment showed us that light is both a wave and particle at the same time, dependent upon whether it is observed or not. In the experiment, they cut two vertical, parallel slits on a piece of black 35mm film, and projected light through the slits. With a device measuring which of the two slits the individual photons fired would go through or a conscious observer present, the pattern of light on the screen below would be as expected, two vertical bars of light with dots, as pictured below:
When they repeated the experiment and removed any device to measure the particle and also removed any conscious observers, the light manifested as a Wavelength with an interference pattern; as if two ripples in a pond were to overlap, as pictured below:
Thinking of particles as inaccessible vessels of information telling us the story of our origins and what we are made of should take less precedence over understanding the Almighty Laws of Nature that govern the bodies of everything within the feedback loop that is the cosmos. None of histories most esteemed scientists have ever been able to unify all of these Laws which have been proven in their individual right. However, when one uses the Wavefunction Particle Trinity as the unifying unit of measurement across the strings of the Aether, it becomes evident that the reality one sees is compromised entirely of this single unit of energy. It harnesses all virtues of electromagnetism, light, radiation, seismology, all the way down to nuclear physics and astronomy. Everything is relative. Feedback loops in mirrors are relative to fractals, as everything in Gods great energy is relative to nature’s perfection. God does not make mistakes. Each observing particle creates a chain reaction through the chain gang network of the Aether, which spreads with a velocity inversely proportional to its size as a subatomic particle, which creates the metaphysical reality that we can all simultaneously co-exist in. This is why we all perceive the same things, at the same “time”, relative to our position on the planet to the other observer. Time is merely a construct used to take measurements. Space-time is literally all the same as this single golden fiber of the Aether. This is the unit of the Trinity, the Wavelength, the Particle, and the Aether. This supple environment of strings that vibrate or ‘resonate’ at a very high wavelength like taut strings of a Piano long after the hammer has struck it lends fertile ability to manifest itself anywhere along the 3-dimensional axis of our perception via particle disturbance on a subatomic level. When thinking of the Big Bang Theory, one must understand what it is we are taking part in. We are within a feedback loop of energy, comprised of the holy Trinity of metaphysical reality; which is linear and is a spectrum of relative energies. When studying consciousness in humans as a measurement of how everything in this dimensional plane is relative, one must consider the wisdom of animals. Inversely proportional to their ability to verbally communicate and teach, is their actual understanding of the Cosmos and their ability to sense Energy. In humans with downs-syndrome or other mental health diagnoses such as Schizophrenia, it is the same. In the latter with Schizophrenics, it is relative to their ability to cope with the intensity of the power of the true Spirit of the Divine. Same is true with Savants or individuals with specialized abilities in certain mental faculties, where other areas lack. I.E. advanced mathematicians, musicians, etc. who do not have very much social intelligence. This manifests in many other ways in psychology as well. Narcissists, for example; are creating their own reality by manifesting what they believe to an extent that they literally believe it themselves. But relative to the amount of belief there is in any given thing, is the response by natures feedback loop of medicine. This is what leads to frustration when dealing with these kinds of people, or Cognitive Dissonance, which, again; is the perfect example of relativity. This manifests itself as a measurable example of nature’s Karmic scale, through observation of people changing their behavior as to align it with their beliefs and moral scale. Morals, Values, and Ethics are the holy trinity of mortal existence on this linear plane. Without these, we are headed towards destruction.
Copyright 2023 Trent Thomas the Prophet of Medicine
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2023.06.08 00:36 ZaebaliNahui Bluetooth headset (headphones&mic) connected, but no audio

Aw shi, here we go again.
So recently I've updated my drivers and my bluetooth headset failed to work. Before that, however I had to disable bluetooth, set my headset into pairing mode, and than turn BT on again - because if I would just turn my headset on it would connect, but disconnect automatically for no reason. Yeah, and I've tried to fix it too but just gave up
So, I've tried:
What's really interesting is that if I turn headset off and remove device from system, when I turn bluetooth on again it restores it there for no reason. That include deleting it from "devices and printers" and also from "device manager". Noppity-nope, still shows up there
I realize that I could probably make it work using same outdated bluetooth drivers (hardware's fine), but I mean is there an actually proper way to fix this?
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2023.06.08 00:36 wsdpii How to stop hating myself?

I despise my own existence. I feel disgusting all the time. An unstoppable wave of revulsion rises up inside me whenever I glimpse my own reflection. My face misshapen and ugly. My hair falling out. My beard thin and curly. My arm mangled from a bad break. My arms and hands scarred deep from years of hard labor and other things. My body flabby and soft. My skin covered in rashes and hives. My feet blistered, calloused, and cracked.
That's to say nothing of what's inside. My break is arthritic and I'm constant pain. I have the lungs of a 50 year old smoker at 25, though I've never smoked a day in my life. And they're getting worse by the day. Constantly coughing up mucus and blood.
My mind is fractured into a million pieces. The anxiety and paranoia is ever-present. I can hear people when they look at me. Hear them say to themselves "what a repulsive creature, why do they let them walk the streets". Thousands of voices that all say the same. And they're right.
I'm a repulsive person, inside and out. I deserve no kindness. I know that I deserve the hatred I feel, the hatred I know others feel, hidden behind their pity. Their pity that turns to scorn once my back is turned.
I don't want to feel this way, though I know I deserve it. I don't know what to do. I can't afford therapy. I go on walks, away from people if I can. But i slip deeper and deeper into this morass of guilt, shame, and fear. The only comfort I have is that in a few years I will be dead, killed by the body I hate. I will be dead and none will be left who remember me as more than a repulsive cryptid in human form.
How can I escape? Should i escape?
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2023.06.08 00:36 ThrowRABell I (30M) bought a birthday experience for my girlfriend she (30F) didn't like, how do I make it up to her without it feeling awkward and forced?

My girlfriend of 1.5years had her birthday last week, and so I booked an experience for us. She'd been saying for a while that she wanted to do some kind of activity for her birthday. A few months ago we walked past an escape room and she said she'd like to try one because she likes solving puzzles, so I booked one for us as her birthday present.
For context (because it's relevant) my girlfriend has autism. It doesn't impact her day to day life a lot, but she gets easily overwhelmed with sensory stuff (flashing lights, loud noises) and doesn't do well in large groups with people outside of her social circle who are her 'safe people'.
The escape room was a group activity, and was with a group of total strangers, about 7 in total.
All the other people were loud and obnoxious and I noticed half way through that she was just standing there not participating, clearly feeling very overwhelmed. The other people were all very excited about the escape room so she felt like she was coming across as weird, which only made it worse. She felt on the verge of a panic attack at one point so had to step outside. I offered to go with her but she said she just needed to be alone to calm down.
So basically it was a terrible experience for us. We spoke about it afterwards and she said that she was so grateful I booked it and was so nice, but she found it overwhelming.
I want to make it up to her now, but don't want it to seem forced. I was thinking about a nice dinner but a 'hey I ruined your birthday so here's a meal babe!' just doesn't sound right.
Obviously none of you know my girlfriend so can't help with activity ideas which aren't generic (although any autism friendly activity suggestions would be welcome) but how can I make it up to her without it seeming forced?
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2023.06.08 00:35 GreatStuart Stuck trains

Stuck trains
I ran five trains to the same destination and they got stuck in the loop! None of them can move.
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2023.06.08 00:35 Puzzleheaded_Ad9691 [Hersheypark] coaster ranking

before I get into it, I'd like to say this inarguably the best theme park i've experienced, considering that i've been to SFOG, Dollywood, CGA, Adventuredome, and BGT.
Not pictured: Cocoa Cruiser, Trailblazer, Wild Mouse - simply didn't have time for any of the above but I feel like none of the above is a super unique experience I would have missed out on
  1. Superdooperlooper
  2. ... Disappointing is a kind description of this ride. I chose not to look at POVs for any coaster so they could all take me by surprise and the only surprise I felt on this ride was when we hit the brake run. I was certain there would be more coming and then we were in the brake run. Post-loop the ride slowed down so much me and my sister were having a conversation about how boring the ride was as it was going. Nothing super about this looper I fear.
  3. Laff Track
  4. "You were good, I'm waiting for you to be great." The ride was shorting than I was hoping for and it didn't spin as much as I wanted. I can't really complain, I enjoyed it but left it wanting more.
  5. Comet
  6. This ride deserves better than this ranking but it's competition is simply too stiff. Thoroughly enjoyed this and it did was it was supposed to.
  7. Fahrenheit
  8. I came into this park thinking I would be converted to an Intamin fanboy considering I had only been on one (Cheetah Hunt) up to this point, but the significant rattle was not comforting at all. Layout was great but the valleys after each element was felt much more than I wanted.
  9. Storm Runner
  10. I won't even lie this is an unfair ranking. The launch was so much fun and I loved it but the ride felt like 20 seconds in duration. The rattle was less noticeable in comparison to Fahrenheit, but the rest of this list provided me the same thrill while also having a better length.
  11. Lightning Racer
  12. Lightning > Thunder. Thunder may win every single time but Lightning has a special place in my heart. Ok ok it may not make sense I put Fahrenheit so low because of rattle yet have no complaints about this ride but the rickety feel gives it character.
  13. Great Bear
  14. This ride just feels so fast and I love it. The best invert I've personally been on, as SFOG's batman is just too intense for me, but this one was smooth and more graceful.
  15. Jolly Rancher Remix
  16. May be overrating this ride because I've never been on a coaster this style but man I love this ride. I've never experienced a ride in which I had to rub my eyes midway through to remember where I was. The flavored scent was the cherry on top.
  17. Candymonium
  18. The drop is just so good the rest is the cherry on top. Side note I never knew some B&M hypers used seatbelts.
  19. Skyrush
  20. Thighcrush this Thighcrush that blah blah blah. Personally my thighs were just fine and the way the restraints are let me get airtime I haven't experienced before. I only started feeling it on the brake run but they like loosened the restraints while we sat which is ???? feel like that is a safety hazard as I could've jumped off the ride but oh well.
  21. Wildcat's Revenge
  22. Mouth was gaping the whole ride. Only reason this doesn't beat Iron Gwazi for me is the drop on Iron Gwazi was unforgettable and this one was pretty mid. What an amazing ride and worth the wait. I think i saw 5 trains of people clap after hitting the brake run and it was deserved.
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2023.06.08 00:35 Pulscifer [USA-MS] [H] Apple HomePod (1st gen) [W] PayPal

Looking to sell my first gen Apple HomePod in space gray. It’s gently used and works great. HomePod will include original box.
Asking $180 shipped.
Repairs: None
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2023.06.08 00:35 Hot-Jellyfish-2934 I miss my PhD

I read this sub a lot and it’s quite strange because it is often a place where people need to rant about their PhDs - I guess I’m lucky that this isn’t something I ever needed.
I finished my PhD a year ago and for a combination of reasons I decided that getting a “real” job was the way forward. I’m now a software developer but find my job incredibly boring (very light workload), and I miss the high intensity of my PhD. None of this is helped by my friends all having gone on to do post docs, so I feel very much out of the loop. I can’t afford the pay cut going back into academia so it’s not really an option.
I’m not sure why I’m writing this post, I suppose I’m just offering a different perspective that actually a PhD can be a very enjoyable experience…
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2023.06.08 00:35 Coolkittenkk Going to try the Paqui One Chip Challenge with a little extra ✨ fun ✨

Going to try the Paqui One Chip Challenge with a little extra ✨ fun ✨
I would like to add some Carolina reaper hot sauce, but I have none on hand. Working on making it hot as possible with what I got. Anyone else got any suggestions? Gonna try to last an hour with no food or drinks after it.
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2023.06.08 00:34 SubtleAnarchy [Online] [Other] [Fallout 2D20] [7PM EST] [Wednesday] [Biweekly] [21+] [New Player Friendly] Looking for 2-3 more players for the Winter of Atom campaign for Fallout 2D20!

My name is Subtle, He/Him, and about to hit 30! I won’t sit here and boast about how good of a GM I am. I have some experience running games and while I may not be perfect, I have fun doing it. I haven’t run Fallout 2D20 but I do love the fallout franchise. Fortunately for me I can use the quest book as a crutch to run a hopefully fun game!
I’m looking for 2 to 3 more players to fill out the roster for the game. We would voice call on Discord and use Fantasy Grounds to play. You do not need to own Fantasy Grounds! I have the ultimate license and can host players that are using the demo. Currently I have my fiancée and best friend as players and I’m looking for people who could mesh well with us! Perhaps we can even grow to be friends!
No experience for the system is required obviously as I myself have none. We can learn the system together one step at a time. The book itself is set during a long brutal winter before the events of Fallout 4. Where you’ll be tangling with a new sect of the Children of Atom and trying to help communities survive whilst trying to not die and starve in the freezing winter.
The requirements to join are as follows: •You must be 21 years or older.
•You must have a good microphone and decent internet.
•You must be respectful to others and generally willing to cooperate.
•You must acknowledge that there will be no explicit sexual themes. Romance is fine but please keep your sexual fantasies out of the game.
If you meet these requirements please fill the following form out!
If you have any questions feel free to ask! (Sorry if the post is a bit sloppy. First time posting.)
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2023.06.08 00:34 ThanyTony WW: History of Suomus (1200-1400)

WW: History of Suomus (1200-1400)
Suomus strides forward~

By the beginning of the 13th century, the land of Suomus began integrating within European society in a more interactive way, Turku became an extremely important trading spot for ships travelling across the northern seas and goods previously unknown to the Suomi were introduced to their land as well as new people they could interact with, of notice were two groups.
The Knights of Germania who had come back to their homeland from the Rastel Crusades in Palestine and got in contact with the Suomi because of their iron and developed a close relationship which would only grow more fruitful with the years as this small but powerful order of Knights and their Witches were destined to shape the fate of Europa in the future.
The others were The Rus, the forefathers of the Orussians who came from the east of Suomus, initially intending to settle the lands but as that area is filled to the brim with swamps that were not to the liking of the Rus who preferred fertile lands and vast steppes backed down, they did however stablish close commerce with the Suomi, getting along better with them than other Nordic powers in the area, especially the Swedes who were always somewhat antagonistic to the Rus despite their ruling dynasty the Rurikid being of Swedish origin.
Sweden ceased further attempts to colonize the Suomi western lands as they had grown far more powerful and united, still living mostly in cities ruled by chiefs but would all come to unite should the ruling chief on Turku called for it, they also developed a really good navy to improve their trading and for their Witches to hunt Neuroi in the Baltic Sea, they were always interested in looking for the legendary gigantic Neuroi monster living in the Nordic seas called “Iku-Torso”, said to be so big it could swallow an island whole. It became somewhat of a cultural obsession for Suomi Witches to traverse the coasts patrolling their seas and hunting for this mythical Neuroi but thankfully it never appeared…
…Not yet at least.
During the century however came a relevant player that greatly affected the two friendly powers of the Suomi people, The Mongol Horde arrived and conquered the lands of the Rus in 1237 save for the city of Novgorod who submitted to the horde’s power, they also battled the Knights of Germania in 1241 but would later unite forces a year later to defeat the Neuroi ravaging central Europa at the Battle of Legnica, first time in human history where two nations teamed up to fight the Neuroi.
As a result the city of Novgorod became a republic vassal to the Golden Horde and the Knights of Germania were granted a piece of land in the land north of the Holy Karlsland Empire and the Kingdom of Poland near the Danish colonies to settle, this being the territory known as Prussia, now having a proper state they could stablish better relationship with the Suomi and sometimes Witches of the order would go to Suomus to be trained by Suomi Witches. The Mongols also came to visit Suomi lands being impressed with everything they saw and became fascinated with the power of its people and its Witches, especially their Witches as they found them incredibly beautiful, strong and resourceful, which are qualities Mongols value on Witches.
They also openly admitted their desire to conquer Suomi lands launching an attack from Novgorod but it never came to happen, historians debate as to why this invasion never came to happen, some believe that the Mongols saw no benefit in Suomus which would imply they were not aware of its vast amount of iron reserves, but the most likely reason is that they backed down upon seeing the swamps, considering how unsuccessful the Mongols were in Vietnam and Madjapahit…it is reasonable to think they would be terrified of the land, even if they outmatched Suomus and other Nordic countries in numbers.
Thanks to that Suomus kept existing in relative peace through the 13th century, once the 14th century arrived they continued their relationships with the Novgorodians and the Knights of Germania, now known as the Prussians, most noteworthy being the signing of the Treaty of Pähkinäsaaren on the 12 of August 1324 between the Suomi chiefs and the Mongol Empire through the Novgorodians, to establish the boundaries between Novgorod and Suomus, being the first nation in the world to recognize national borders of what constituted “The Land of Suomus” at least from the east, this treaty would continue to be respected by the Novgorod successor states all the way to the Orussian Empire much later and it greatly strengthen the bond between the Rus and the Suomi which began concerning the other Nordic countries, especially Sweden.
This resulted in many skirmishes on the sea between the Swedes and the Novgorodians/the Mongols but they would mostly be resolved at the seas or the Islands across the Baltic Sea and never affected the land of Suomus, although they would often sent their forces to assist the Novgorodians because they obviously disliked the Swedes and wanted to prevent them from gaining more settlements across the Baltic Sea.
More cities began to appear across Suomus marked by fortresses and castles across the shores, Suomi people began transitioning from a tribal society to a more urban society similar to that of its neighbors, although they still managed themselves as a confederation of chiefdoms, only this time they would be selected in elections similar to how the Knights of Germania chose their grand masters every 10 years, little by little it became impossible for the Swedes to conquer Suomus as it had become a nation by this point and eventually renounced to their pretentions on the land, especially because they were facing their own conflicts with the Norwegians and the Danes.
The Mongols began loosing their grip on the Novgorodians and this gave the latter more freedom to become wealthy through commerce, and through them the Suomi also met other Rus people from deep within their lands, The Muscovites from the Principality of Moscow and they also became very friendly with the Suomi, some would even say they clicked better than they did with the Novgorodians despite the distance between their lands, as such little by little the Mongols became less frequent for the Suomi until they would disappear from common culture in the land around the 15th century, they left their impact on the Suomi however as they helped them improve their military and taught them the secrets of their bow making skills, improving the letality of the Suomi raiding parties who could now snipe their foes from bigger distances with the deadly “Silent Arrows” capable of piercing even Neuroi shells.
As the century progressed however, chaos began forming on the area at the time, civil unrest began forming between the three Nordic nations as their royal families were connected through various relatives, a war between the Danes, the Norwegians (In an union with the Danes through a marriage) and the Swedes erupted, the results of this conflict saw the Danish Queen Margrete I of Denmark ascend to the throne of both kingdoms which greatly displeased the Holy Karlsland Empire northern states and the Swedes, from the former was the duchy of Mecklenburg who began hiring German Privateers to sabotage Danish ships, they were known as the “Vitalien Brothers”, but these went rouge and became full fledge pirates taking the Alan Islands from Sweden as their base and began raiding Suomi coasts and ships.
They however would all be exterminated quickly in the year 1395 by a group of 2 Suomi Witches and one Gallian Witch (Named Enora, Orvokki and Vieno) who devised a clever plan that took four months where one would join the pirates and seduce as many of them as she could to create conflict for her attention, the other would begin to sabotage their ships, resources and operations and the other would carry out guerrilla assassinations pretending to be a vengeful spirit or a Neuroi, little by little weakening them until they simply revealed their plans and beat them all into submission and eliminated the threat once and for all.
The winner of the Nordic conflict was none other than Margrete herself, managing to take control of the three countries and their colonies creating the powerful state and precursors of Baltland…The Kalmar Union, and because of their efforts and good relationships, Suomus was invited to join although they were promised far more liberties being more an ally state than properly integrated into the Union, which they accepted as they saw it as beneficial, they were even granted the Alan Islands (Which greatly upset the Swedes as those had been their lands for almost 400 years now).
So came the 15th century and Suomus was now part of the powerful Kalmar Union and had good relationships with its neighbors Prussia and the Rus, things looked pretty good for them…this century however was one of change…as the Middle Ages were about to end and a new era for humanity loomed on the horizon.
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2023.06.08 00:33 lizcorbs Compression garments

Compression garments (usually fajas or waist trainers) are designed to provide a controlled amount of pressure and support to different parts of the body. They are typically made of elastic materials such as spandex, nylon, or latex, and are available in various styles and compression levels.
They are used for several purposes, including but not limited to post-op or postpartum care, post-body contouring care, everyday wear, and other aesthetic purposes.
Compression garments vary in style and compression level depending on their intended use. It's important to select the right style and compression level for one’s specific needs. Seek professional guidance with selection if needed.
If the garment is too tight, it can cause discomfort, restrict blood flow, skin irritation, or other potential issues. Some may find compression garments uncomfortable, or can even have trouble breathing if the garment is too tight or restrictive. If you experience any significant discomfort or difficulty breathing, stop wearing it immediately and discuss it with your provider.
Types of compression
Faja: A faja is a compression garment that typically covers a larger area of the body, including the abdomen, waist, and sometimes the thighs. Fajas are known for their strong compression and are usually worn tightly to provide maximum shaping and slimming effect. They can be worn daily or as needed to assist with postpartum recovery, enhance results from body sculpting procedures, or for other aesthetic purposes.
Waist trainer: Waist trainers are compression garments primarily focused on slimming and shaping the waistline. They are usually made of latex or similar material with flexible boning to provide structure and support. These are typically smaller than fajas and usually only cover the waist/abdomen/core area. They can also be worn daily or as needed to enhance body sculpting results, shape the waist, during workouts, or for posture support. Although permanent results from waist trainers alone are debated, they can still provide effective compression post-body contouring.
Why wear a compression garment after body sculpting procedures?
Ultrasonic cavitation and radiofrequency treatments aim to target and break down fat cells, which are naturally eliminated from the body. Wearing a faja or waist trainer aids with lymphatic drainage by facilitating the removal of waste materials, promoting the flushing out of fat cell remnants, and helps shape and mold the body during recovery, therefore potentially enhancing overall results from the body contouring procedure.
How does it work?
The pressure from the compression garment helps stretch and open the lymphatic vessels, making it easier for lymph fluid to enter and flow through them. This helps prevent fluid buildup and promotes efficient lymphatic drainage.
Compression garments apply gentle pressure to the underlying tissues, which helps reduce the space available for swelling/other fluid accumulation. This pressure promotes the movement of lymphatic fluid and encourages it to flow toward the lymphatic vessels, again preventing fluid buildup and promoting lymphatic drainage.
This gentle pressure is also applied to the muscles, which helps them contract and relax more effectively, creating a muscle pump effect. This muscle pump action helps propel the lymphatic fluid through the lymphatic vessels. As the muscles contract, they squeeze the lymphatic vessels, pushing the fluid along. When the muscles relax, the vessels expand, allowing more lymphatic fluid to enter and continue its movement.
Since compression provides support to the skin and underlying tissues, it can also help shape and mold the body as it heals. The compression can help the skin conform to the new contours, potentially enhancing the overall skin tightening and firming results.
Compression garments improve the circulation and drainage of lymphatic fluid. They prevent the accumulation of fluids, remove waste materials, aid in flushing out remnants of fat cells after body sculpting procedures, and help shape the body into its desired shape after body sculpting treatments. By wearing a compression garment, you can boost lymphatic drainage and hopefully optimize the results of your body contouring procedure.
Remember, the effectiveness of compression garments can and will vary depending on individual factors such as the garment itself, the individual, the specific treatment performed, the duration of compression, etc.
Again, wearing the correct garment/size/compression level/duration is 100% essential. A professional can help you determine the most appropriate usage and garment if you’re not sure what is best for you. This will ensure that you use the garments safely and effectively, maximizing their benefits, and getting the best body contouring results.
And one more thing: if you don’t have a compression garment, haven’t been wearing one after sculpting, or don’t like wearing them, that is completely fine. Compression will not make or break your results. I sculpt myself all the time without compression, it’s totally okay to do so, I am just explaining its benefits!
Happy body sculpting everyone!! 😊
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2023.06.08 00:33 ResearcherFeisty9952 Dealing with Other Parents Crummy Parenting

Looking for anyone's thoughts on this situation from the other day.
My kid is enrolled in group swim lessons with 4-7 year olds. There was a young, small boy who was crying and wouldn't get in the pool because the water is cold. He was just sitting on the steps going into the pool. The water is quite cold due to recent rains and cloudy skies. Plus it's early in the season, still.
The rest of the kids were fine, they were just ignoring him no big deal. The instructor tried to pick up the little boy to get him into the water and he wouldn't let her touch him. Then the boy's mom picks him up and tells the instructor she's just gonna throw him in the pool. The instructor is a teenager who most likely doesn't have the confidence to say no or perhaps she didn't hear her. Either way, the mom tosses this little boy in the water and the instructor grabs the boy as quickly as she can.
He immediately screams hysterically and is even more upset than before he was tossed in the water.
My heart ached for this kid. It was cruel and uncomfortable to hear him wailing on the pool stairs. He was totally checked out mentally and could not be comforted at all by the instructor.
He cried and screamed for 10 more mins then the mom got him out and dried him off.
Again, none of the other kids were affected negatively. I just felt like by not saying something or helping that boy that I was in some way affirming the mom's behavior. I felt sick to my stomach.
My spouse says it's fine, stop making it an issue. "It's not like she is beating him." But I feel like it was abusive emotionally for that kid. I just feel guilty. Is this normal? Or am I some kind of jerk for wanting to interfere with her parenting? I wanted to tell her off, obviously not in front of the kids. What she did was mean.
And finally, my spouse said this could be a cultural difference as the mother, boy, and instructor are POC. My partner suggested I keep my mouth shut because I cannot have an opinion on her parenting as myself and the rest of the class are white. If this happened to a white kid, I would have reacted the exact same way. Race has nothing to do with it!!
Anyway-- would you tell the mom you didn't like what she did? Or what?
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2023.06.08 00:33 Jazzlike-Ad-3732 Wife of PA

Hey everyone,
I (27f) am in a sexless marriage with my husband (34m) and I'm trying to figure out what to do. I'm fairly certain he's addicted to porn (we've talked about it over the years) but he's not doing anything to change the fact that we are in a sexless marriage. It's been so long within the relationship (5 of our 7 years together have been rocky I'm the sex dept with the last 3 being basically none) that I've even suspected he may be asexual (though, reading through this forum has made me lean a little more into the PA angle).
Where we are: I'm at my limit. We opened up our marriage 9 months ago so I could find some sexual and emotional fulfillment while he figures out what he wants in life, but I was truly hoping he would take it as a wake up call to action as we've had some very hard conversations in the past year. Since then i've developed a fulfilling relationship with my other partner who is exclusive with me, but I still love my husband and would honestly like to keep both relationships alive if I can (thats another hurdle to clear that's mostly separate from this though).
Do I go back to pushing him to look into PA? Do I threaten to leave? How do I get through to him? I really wanted him to come to a decision on how he wants to proceed on his own without my nagging, but I'm really just not seeing a way forward at this point without giving him an ultimatum which I really didn't want to do. Am I being ridiculous in hoping that he would take some action?
Would love some feedback.
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2023.06.08 00:33 FitMango2465 PC in Xbox One Case

PC in Xbox One Case
Hello! My name is Kyle and I recently built a secondary streaming/serveportable gaming PC inside an original Xbox One case!!
I have a YT video explaining the build here:
Specs: i3 10100 Intel Arc A380 (I love AV1) 16GB DDR4 3000 2tb M.2 Flex Atx 600 watt (might explode one day) Noctua 60mm intake 2x notcua 40mm intake
Temps under load Cpu: 94 Gpu: 85
It was a very constrained build and the back mount for the GPU isn't perfect, but I'm so unbelievably happy with how it turned out!
I will try and reply to as many questions as I can! Thanks!!!
Update 6/7/2023
Thermals: I flipped the CPU fan as exhaust, and added a noctua at the end of the PSU by the CPU fan for exhaust as well, so airflow has a more linear path, but gonestly temps didnt improve, still hitting 95 under load after 10 minutes, gpu hits 88 under load, ive tried MULTIPLE fan layouts now that i could think of and they all result in the same high temps under a full load on both, BUT, while streaming it stays right around 50c on both which is awesome.
Price: 700$ all said and done, I could've done this for under 500$ but I had parts from my last streaming PC I wanted to keep (gpu, ram, ssd)
Size: xbox one is 7.2 liters
Psu: I want a HDplex PSU, I'm waiting on them to release a higher wattage variant, but it hasn't come out.. yet.. but has been announced! (Will cut down size significantly) also might have to sleeve my own cables since this psu is proprietary
The back: I know the GPU doesn't look great from the back, the power cable barely presses it up so it looks canted, I plan on adding washers on the standoffs the riser cable is mounted to, which will even it out and is a super simple fix
What I cut: I used a Dremel and cut the back of the xbox and the old hardware standoffs in the xbox.. and that's literally it, the power cable cutout in the back I used side cutters which wasn't great because it looks sloppy, and I borrowed the Dremel which I will clean up with in the future
Future Plans: improve thermals (possibly 92mm slim AIO right above the CPU, would BARELY fit but would drastically help). Upgrade CPU to a 11400 just so I can play more games and do a little more video production, Upgrade GPU to rtx 4050/4060 low profile / blower style (I just want AV1 encoding, and being able to have a to go gaming box would be sick)
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2023.06.08 00:32 feeltheowl Any clues as to what’s going on with my walking foot?

I have a Brother PRW machine (which I love) that has an aftermarket walking foot. For over a year, it’s worked fine, but lately it’s been doing something a little strange.
It seems like the movement on the feel dogs has just… been reduced? It seems like my stitches are only about half the length they are supposed to be. It doesn’t feed fabric through anywhere near as well as it used to. The only way I can get a full stitch length is if I pull the fabric to help it through the feed dogs, which I don’t want to have to do. It does it with multiple types of stitches and fabrics. As far as I know, none of the settings on my machine have changed at all.
I know, the answer is to get the machine serviced. And I’m going to. Mainly wondering if there is something I can do in between now and then.
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2023.06.08 00:30 AutoModerator General Questions Thread, June 07, 2023

A thread for new collectors to ask basic questions of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions below!
A longer version of the subreddit rules is here.
For questions specifically concerning bootlegs or vendor legitimacy, please ask in the Bootleg Megathread.
NSFW & Spoiler Guidelines
  • For Self Posts: include a bolded NSFW note next to links in that post.
  • For Links to sites/images: If the figure is NSFW, or the website has any NSFW content (including ads) be sure to tag your post NSFW and use the appropriate link flair.
Any collection posts containing bootlegs, comments advocating buying bootlegs, or links to sites selling bootlegs, recasts, or unlicensed merchandise will be removed.
People often ask about the legitimacy and/or safety of a number of websites which sell large resin statues. The more commonly-asked of those deal primarily in resins from studios which do not have a license from the Japanese IP holders to produce merchandise. Therefore links to those sites are not permitted here. Another sign is if MyFigureCollection doesn't list the either the statue, its manufacturer, or the shop it's being sold on.
My Figure Collection is like MyAnimeList... but for figures! Their database includes thousands of items which been produced during the last couple of decades, along with reviews of shops and other helpful articles. One can also list their own collection and post gallery photos.
AmiAmi HobbySearch Mandarake (sells rare figures) Good Smile Company Online Shop (often has exclusives) Good Smile Company US shop Crunchyroll Shop Hobby Link Japan (aka HLJ) Solaris Japan (MFC partner) BigBadToyStore (MFC partner, US retailer) Big in Japan (also has proxy service) Tokyo Otaku Mode Right Stuf FigureHaven Archonia (EU) Yorokonde (EU) Figuya (EU) Dekai Anime (UK) Gamersheek (UK) Jungle
List of retailers on MFC
/AnimeFigures' List of Retailers
Community Guide to Shopping in Japan
Nekomagic (News/Previews) NyaaFigurines (Reviews/Releases) Kahotan's Blog (News/Reviews) Figma Blog (JP)

Buying & Shipping

1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
  • Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
  • Airmail
  • E-packet
  • Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
  • DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. The price is also determined by the size of the box. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
  • Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
  • Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
  • HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQs.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
  • Big in Japan (Japanese store)
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • Anime Island
  • Crunchyroll
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
  • Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
  • European Union: As of 1st July 2021, VAT has to be paid on all goods imported from outside of the EU. Retailers are supposed charge VAT for purchases under €150, however many Japanese retailers currently do not, so VAT will be charged when your order arrives in the EU. Orders that are >€150, VAT and duty will be charged by your local customs.
  • UK: As of 1st January 2021, VAT is to be charged by retailers for orders <£135. However, customs isn't currently charging VAT on parcels valued at <£135, even if the VAT hasn't been paid. Goods >£135 will have their VAT and duty calculated and charged by customs.
  • Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
  • United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed?
My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.

Displaying Your Figures

12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips were discontinued after a long run. A current version is the Vattensten, if you're inclined to buy your case and lights at the same time.
LED strips have become very commonly available in recent years; most hardware and home furnishing stores carry a selection now. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
  • Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
  • Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.

Finding the Right Figure(s) for You

16. What are "scales" and "prizes"? What is the difference between them?
Those are classifications for figures based on a few factors.
  • "Prizes" are generally more simply produced figures which are intended to be given as prizes for playing arcade games. They are inexpensive and lack the detail of scale figures, though some prize figure lines have standouts which may approach lower-end scales in quality. That is uncommon and often depends on the individual figure.
  • "Scales" are called such because they are nominally designed to be proportional to the dimensions of the character which they are based on. They are generally of much better manufacture and materials than prize figures, allowing for more detail in painting, accessories, or complex poses.
  • "Trading" figures appear in gashapon machines or as blind boxes on shop counters, often as sets which include multiple characters. As suggested by the class name, the randomness encourages trading. They are usually very inexpensively-produced, though as with prizes, some series are better than others.
  • "Non-scale" encompasses a variety of other categories. It is often used to describe poseable figure lines such as figma and Nendoroids.
In recent years producers such as Good Smile Company attempted to further bridge the gap between prize quality and scales by introducing figure lines which are intended to be moderately-priced while retaining a higher level of detail than the typical prize figure, to varying levels of success.
17. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
  • Alter
  • Max Factory
  • Good Smile Company
  • Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
  • Flare
  • Stronger
18. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
19. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.

Keeping Up with New Announcements

20. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
Many figure companies are active on Twitter, so following them there is recommended for quicker news.
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
21. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
22. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2023.06.08 00:30 Apathetic-Onion Journalism is extremely important for making the world a better place and promoting peace.

Today in a moment of chill I watched a new Vice News mini-documentary where the photojournalist that uncovered the Iran-Contra affair talked about his experience. Thanks to the loss of credibility caused by such revelation, Reagan wasn't able to continue his illegal campaign against Nicaragua. This saved many lives because the Contras, most of whose top commanders formerly were in Somoza's National Guard, were known for killing many civilians in their regime change campaign. ICJ ruled that USA was violating Nicaragua's sovereignty. Anyway, the point of this post isn't talking about Nicaragua or Reagan's authoritarianism, but to give thanks to all the brave journalists in the world who, in the past and in the present, are uncovering crimes and lies in order to inform everybody about reality.
To this day critical journalism and war journalism are dangerous jobs that are extremely important for a well-functioning society where people can be informed. Last year, according to UNESCO, 86 journalists were killed, with half targeted off duty. The deadliest individual countries were Mexico (19 killings), Ukraine (10) and Haiti (9). They also say "the rate of impunity for journalist killings remains shockingly high at 86%, creating a chilling effect for the work of journalists and risking freedom of expression worldwide ".
I wanted to comment about one specific case that has got extremely few press coverage in English: the independent Spanish journalist Pablo González (also Russian because he's the descendant of Spanish Civil War refugee kids who fled to the USSR), currently being held in pre-trial detention in Poland since Feb. 28 2022 with unproven spy accusations. Not even his lawyers have access to the alleged evidence. Thanks to my native language Spanish I can know a lot about the case in left-wing Spanish media, but I've been looking for decent articles in English and there are none, so I wanted to visibilise it here. The two VOA articles about him are too incomplete in my opinion and they understate how grave this press freedom violation is. Until recently he's been in solitary confinement and he hasn't been able to talk to his kids, only once has his wife been able to visit him. Not until this February, one year into the detention, has his lawyer been authorised to defend him (and he hasn't been given much, so Pablo's right to defense is being trampled on). The consul visits him every now and then, but he can't do much. Overall, his prison conditions are depressing.
In the name of all the good that journalism can do to the world, it's important to spread the message that Pablo González needs to be freed right now, that if they really think he's a spy that he be judged fairly and the obvious truth is upheld in the verdict. There's been a lot of coverage about the illegal detention of Evan Gershkovich in Russia, but almost nothing has been said about this journalist imprisoned in the EU, his wife Oihana Goiriena denounces. She says Spain's Foreign Affairs minister has asked for Gershkovich's freedom, but not even the freedom of a journalist of his own country, what a piece of shit. This is devastating for press freedom, don't hesitate to denounce it.
<-- this is an interview with Oihana Goiriena in Spanish, click translate. I've seen that in this media one of the last reports by Pablo González, together with his colleague Juan Teixeira, was published in Jan. 27th 2022, it talked about the terribly difficult life of civilians who lived right next to the Donbass frontline.
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2023.06.08 00:29 Emotional-Bank-6128 Syllabus?

Is it acceptable to email professors and ask for the syllabus over the summer? My school uses Canvas and none of my classes are posted yet so that isn’t an option. I’m taking 9 classes in the fall and would like to start planning my time sooner rather than later.
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2023.06.08 00:29 FitMango2465 PC in Xbox Case

PC in Xbox Case
Hello! My name is Kyle and I recently built a secondary streaming/serveportable gaming PC inside an original Xbox One case!!
I have a YT video explaining the build here:
Specs: i3 10100 Intel Arc A380 (I love AV1) 16GB DDR4 3000 2tb M.2 Flex Atx 600 watt (might explode one day) Noctua 60mm intake 2x notcua 40mm intake
Temps under load Cpu: 94 Gpu: 85
It was a very constrained build and the back mount for the GPU isn't perfect, but I'm so unbelievably happy with how it turned out!
I will try and reply to as many questions as I can! Thanks!!!
Update 6/7/2023
Thermals: I flipped the CPU fan as exhaust, and added a noctua at the end of the PSU by the CPU fan for exhaust as well, so airflow has a more linear path, but gonestly temps didnt improve, still hitting 95 under load after 10 minutes, gpu hits 88 under load, ive tried MULTIPLE fan layouts now that i could think of and they all result in the same high temps under a full load on both, BUT, while streaming it stays right around 50c on both which is awesome.
Price: 700$ all said and done, I could've done this for under 500$ but I had parts from my last streaming PC I wanted to keep (gpu, ram, ssd)
Size: xbox one is 7.2 liters
Psu: I want a HDplex PSU, I'm waiting on them to release a higher wattage variant, but it hasn't come out.. yet.. but has been announced! (Will cut down size significantly) also might have to sleeve my own cables since this psu is proprietary
The back: I know the GPU doesn't look great from the back, the power cable barely presses it up so it looks canted, I plan on adding washers on the standoffs the riser cable is mounted to, which will even it out and is a super simple fix
What I cut: I used a Dremel and cut the back of the xbox and the old hardware standoffs in the xbox.. and that's literally it, the power cable cutout in the back I used side cutters which wasn't great because it looks sloppy, and I borrowed the Dremel which I will clean up with in the future
Future Plans: improve thermals (possibly 92mm slim AIO right above the CPU, would BARELY fit but would drastically help. Upgrade CPU to a 11400 just so I can play more games and do a little more video production, Upgrade GPU to rtx 4050/4060 low profile / blower style (I just want AV1 encoding, and being able to have a to go gaming box would be sick)
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2023.06.08 00:29 Static-Space-Royalty Mystery girl keeps appearing in my dreams (she seems self aware)

I've been writing down my dreams in an app called Dream Catcher. The dream I had last night seems connected to one I had last July.
Now this is probably going to be a lot to read but quite a few of these details are replicated in the more recent dream so I feel that they're worth mentioning.
The dream that I had last July started with me playing a video game on the Wii U (which makes sense as that was my main game system back in middle school) Then eventually it shifted so that I was in the backseat of my parents car playing the same game (the Wii U is not portable but I digress)
I looked up at the windshield and saw a beautiful girl walking by who was remarkably slender in appearance.
My dad was holding up a DS like a phone and said that I have to reach level 36 to be able to talk with this person.
Then I was sitting outside at a bus stop and that girl asked me if I'd heard of this band which both was and wasn't the Beatles (you know how dreams tend to be)
So we talked about that band for a while and at some point I ended up in a room that looks like the basement that I had fallen asleep in in real life. around this time I was staying at my aunt and uncle's house and sleeping in their basement on a couch that had a big window behind it.
The girl was sitting beside me on the couch instead of the bus stop, she was showing me this phone game via a screen on the wall that looked like a projector screen but with nothing projecting it. She said that you can unlock songs by that band by playing through this game.
The game was one of those ones where you raise a little pet animal, in this case it was a cutesy raccoon.
She told me I needed to unlock something for her. (Something in my head was telling me that I needed to unlock her in this game so she could stay with me)
She looked like an average girl my age and was very beautiful and cute
At some point I went to open the blinds above the couch and the girl started to panic and asked "why are you doing that?"
I said "just to make sure you're not imaginary", she looked sad, disappointed, like what I just said confirmed that none of this was going to work out in their favor.
I opened the blinds and there was nothing but bright white light, which didn't look abnormal or anything, I feel like I've kind of seen that before in real life. She said "what if I am imaginary?"
I said "are you?" she kind of ashamedly nodded yes,
I said "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to" "I can still play the game, I can get to your level"
She said "no, don't, it's over now" At this point I was on the couch beside her and she leaned in to give me a hug.
The whole room was fading to white as if it were the end of a flashback in a movie.
Then I found myself walking back into the room, and she was sitting on the other side of the couch where I was and there's a new girl sitting where she used to sit,
my girl didn't want to fully acknowledge me but kind of looked over with a glance that conveyed
"I don't want to talk to you"
Like she was mad at me for what I did.
the other girl was probably aware that something happened between me and the first girl due to her acting similarly, They looked over at each other,
My girl said "just go, you don't belong here" as the dream was fading to white and I could feel myself waking up I said:
"I'm sorry it had to be this way".
So that was just the first dream that I had a while ago, the one that I just had last night went like this:
This dream also started with me playing the Wii U, both times it was a Super Mario game
A lot of the earlier part of the dream is pretty fuzzy but at some point I ended up walking with that same girl through her neighborhood at night, which looks like it was close to my irl neighborhood but was in a spot where it couldn't exist in real life.
She was telling me about the different houses and said that one of them is where the Beastie boys lived
At this point when I was writing down this dream I started to describe the girl, and I happened to describe her as "remarkably slender" just as I did when I wrote down the first dream (without realizing that was how I previously described her)
I said she looked like an average girl my age but was very beautiful.
I can still picture her face.
Within the dream I couldn't remember where I'd met her. She kind of felt like a childhood friend that I'd recently reunited with. Within the dream I was actually intending on asking her how we had met.
At some point I think she realized that it was getting so late that she should go home. (I think that happened before this next part) A portion of the night sky opened up, well I guess it more looked it turned pink as if a movie projector was shining on it, and some character that I could only assume to be the girl's father appeared
I am retroactively picturing her father as the king of all Cosmos from the katamari games.
He said it is time (my child?) to return to the world of toys, a child's room where everything is a toy. (He really hammered in the point that they're all toys) my girl looked at me with eyes that conveyed that her secret was out.
(So it's worth noting that both of these dreams point out that this girl isn't real, because she was explicitly stated to be imaginary in the first one, then she was explicitly stated to be a living toy in the second one) ("living toy" in the Toy Story sense I guess, not like a robot)
We turned and walked towards her house. She explained that every morning she always has to go back to her world in which she's a toy.
When we got to her house it was kind of like one of those houses that used to be a camper and was converted into an actual house.
The girl said "I have to go back now" and walked through the screen door which I guess was some kind of a portal or barrier between the worlds, she literally walked through it without opening it.
I asked her if we could hug through the portal.
We both reached out to hug but I couldn't reach my arms through, but she could, so she hugged me very tightly and then said good bye.
That's the end of the dream.
While I was looking through that app where I have written down my dreams in I even found two other instances of meeting "some girl" in a dream, I hadn't even realized that until reading through them earlier today.
one was just an offhand mention that probably didn't mean anything.
And in the other dream her and I were both young kids, in a play center.
I don't know if it was the same imaginary girl in those two instances but they were worth mentioning nonetheless.
Could anyone figure out what's going on here?
Why do I keep having dreams about this same imaginary girl?
What could this mean / say about me?
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2023.06.08 00:28 D4v1d____ absolutely cannot access my pc since today

hey guys, yesterday everything was perfectly fine with my pc. today I started it up again and noticed it was acting strange, at first it didn't let me put in my pin, and when I did eventually log in, it felt weird and I couldn't click on the bottom parts of the screen, so I decided to restart my pc. once I restarted it, it showed the usual loading screen, but it just never stopped. After restarting again, it said something like preparing to repair your pc, and after that it quickly switched to "diagnosing your PC". after about 15-30 minutes, I got the blue recovery screen thing I think, where it said that it couldn't repair my pc and gave advanced options - NONE of them worked. I tried a bunch of code commands, including the boot file one, but it failed to copy them, and I tried a bunch of other commands too, but nothing. Whenever I restart the pc it's either the logo with a text saying "press enter to stop manual loading" or something like that, where absolutely nothing happens, or it starts trying to repair and diagnose it again, but after 15-30 minutes eventually always puts me in the recovery screen where literally nothing works. Can anyone please help me with this issue? I am majorly panicking right now
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