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New 3.5 ton install: Rheem, Carrier or American Standard?

2023.03.20 22:29 pusheen-_and_groot New 3.5 ton install: Rheem, Carrier or American Standard?

Hi all,
We are looking to replace our 15 year old HVAC system. Home is 1-story, 1800 sqft in a hot and humid climate like New Orleans. We are looking for something that is reliable and that has parts that are easily sourced. Can a pro recommend a system?
These are the quotes we have received for a Rheem, Carrier or American Standard:
Installs - Complete System ($9875 Cash, Check or Credit Card) 1.0 $10,850.00 Install a new 3.5-ton 14 Seer 2. 410A Rheem condenser w/pad. 3.5-ton electric furnace 10kw heat kit and 20x20x4 media filter w/return plenum (if needed). 3.5 ton Rheem box coil w/plenum, drain pan, and primary float switch. Flush copper lines and re-insulate. Add UV light to the system.
+ Adding a timed delay-on-break relay (compressor-saver) to unit + Resealing all air leaks at connections + Removing all old equipment + Hauling away debris + Surge Protector added to inside and outside unit + Hard Start Kit Added
WARRANTY: 10 Yr Conditional Parts Warranty* 1 Yr Labor Warranty*
INCLUDES: + 3.5-ton 15-SEER2 Carrier condenser + 3.5-ton Carrier air-handler + 15KW heat kit + Plenum + Emergency drain pan + Emergency drain pan float switch + Condenser pad + Heater stands + Hard-start kit
WARRANTY: 2-year labor warranty, 10-year parts warranty w/registration
Equipment: Furnish and install American Standard 3 ½ ton, R-410 condenser with matching American Standard air handler with 15 Kw electric heat.
Option 1: 14.3 SEER2 Condenser M # 4A7A4042N1000 Air Handler M # TEM4AOC43M41SB $8,239.00 – 4% = $7,909.00
Option 2: 15.2 SEER2 Condenser M # 4A7A5042N1000A Air Handler M # TEM4AOC43M41SB $9,086.00 – 4% = $ 8,722.00
+ Flush refrigerant lines and add liquid line filter drier and sight glass. + Sheet metal supply plenum with volume dampers. + Cut back and retrofit all supply ducts. + New emergency drain pan and safety float switch. + Re work condensate drains and add clean out and valve for drain flushing. + Reinstall the current UV light, as well as the In line filtering system. + New condenser slab, suction line insulation. + Disposal of all old material and equipment.
WARRANTY: 10 year compressor, 10 year coils , and 10 year all parts. 1 year labor.
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2023.03.20 22:28 qaqwer [RoR2] Does anyone else get the feeling that red items aren't nearly as good as we imagine them to be?

Warning: Opinions are present, proceed with caution
TL;DR: Although the feeling of getting a red item is often great, because of their rarity and generally being interesting items, it's really kind of unusually rare that it will actually end up helping out your run at all.
I know the gut reaction to the title, it just sounds wrong, every time a red item drops I'm willing to bet that all of us get a bit of a dopamine hit, but how often do you just end up being let down?
Even the items that used to feel amazing and like my run was instantly won, now lead to my run being very much loseable despite me still being hyped whenever I see them drop.
I'm not saying that the red items changed in any sort of way honestly, it's purely that I've gotten better at the game, and therefore I'm more likely to play monsoon/eclipse, and I don't enjoy just looping 50 times for the hell of it anymore. Yes in edge/silly cases, they can end up popping off super hard, and feel amazing, but it feels like that rarely ever comes up unless the run is already going nuts.

I get that this is partly intentional design, and leads to the skill-based nature of ror2 gameplay loop, but we'd be lying if we were to say that those rng high rolls weren't a key part of any roguelike's appeal (yes, obviously they still happen in a different way, more that it's unusual reds don't really end up being a major influence when they appear).

Obviously, ror2 has its own really neat way of treating item rarities where white items are the foundation of your build and where you get most of your stats and power, with green items then being the means through which you translate the power of your white items into an exponentially better build, with reds at the wildcard which can steer your build into performing amazingly in one area. However, it feels more like in practice they're the sprinkles on top of your build. Like, they're nice to have, but rarely make much of a difference as to whether your build is good or bad.

In comparison, greens seem to be forced into their role such that they "seem" on average weaker than reds because so many of them are just scrap fodder that waters down the roster (stealthkit, polyp, lepton, harpoon, leeching seed to name a few) which are rarely of any use unless you have a super specific situation. If you look at all the items that don't fall into this category, you'll see that practically all of them are extremely strong, flexible, potentially run-changing items (wotw, bands, atg, uke, feather, shuriken) which I would honestly prefer to many (if not most) reds.

To clarify, I do not have a specific solution in mind, nor am I claiming this is a game-ruining flaw, if anything this could be entirely intentional in terms of balancing. If it makes more sense to you this way, treat this post as just an observation on an unusual pattern in ror2 item balance

To illustrate my point, I've gone ahead like a nerd and wrote out my perspective on how impactful each of the red items are. This is the end of the post basically, feel free to not read the rest unless you want my lukewarm take on red items. I just feel like when you look at them all side by side my argument seems much more reasonable:

So in total, if you were to open a large chest on first loop, without an already strong build, and got a big dopamine rush from seeing the red droplet, what are you actually going to end up with? If you high roll, you would get the 4/26 items that are a really huge boost to your power no matter what. Otherwise, you could end up with the 5/26 chance for an item that's at least a bump in power, but requires a few items to be really impactful, or instead, the same 5/26 chance for an item that could be decent as long as you're lucky enough to be already building items that work well with it, albeit the ones I'd put in this category have prerequisites that are fairly common and rather achievable in builds at this point. Otherwise? You're really kind of out of luck, rolling either a 7/26 chance for an at least helpful mostly inconsequential item (or one that is very difficult to get value from), or worst case, the 5/26 items with practically no impact at all (especially if you're on eclipse).
So in this situation, you'd have a less than one fifth chance to get an item that will just give you a big power increase no matter what, almost a 50/50 chance of getting an item that will do basically nothing, and the remaining two fifths-ish of the items are wildly inconsistent and can range from barely any use to actually pretty good if you have the right situation, but if you're hoping for a red item to turn an unlucky run around, the odds are really not great, you're more likely to claw back into the game with good greens if anything.
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2023.03.20 22:24 CampHBDirector Fickle as the Weather

On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania and saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter, that was the prediction.
It was kind of right. There would be six more weeks, yes… Six, and then some.
The Big House. Monday, March 20th, 2023: the Vernal Equinox. 5:24pm.
And now, weather every twelve minutes! Here’s your forecaster for Olympian Weather – the OW! Channel – Aeolus!
“Hurry, Chiron, help me out here.” Leaning back on the sofa in the Big House living room, one foot over the other leg, Mr D pointed at Chiron with a can of Diet Coke. “Should I call in for some rain to make the demigods miserable?”
Music played from the television as Chiron wheeled in, and tossed a Snausage to Seymour. The leopard eagerly snapped it out of the air, hardly even allowing himself a moment to savour the flavour before he gulped it down and stared down at the centaur, hungry for more.
“It’s going to be time for dinner soon, so I’d really rather you didn’t.”
Dionysus rolled his eyes, his attention turning to the TV. On the screen, Aeolus smiled out with too-wide smile with too-bright teeth. The clouds on his suit, tinted orange, drifted in tandem with the formations on the map behind him.
Hello, Olympus!” he enthused. “Aeolus, master of the winds here, with weather every twelve! We’ve got some rain showers continuing over in the northwest, and- oh, or not, since Thalia wants to give them a break. Down in Texas you can expect to see more clouds moving in, and…
On and on it went - “Oh, thank Apollo,” Chiron said at one point, when it was reported that the sun god had requested continued clear skies for Long Island, only for Dionysus to bark out a harsh laugh moments later when Aphrodite called in for snow.
Just when it seemed things were winding down, Aeolus tapped his earpiece one more time. “Ah, hold on- Okay! Yep, I hear you- I got you- Alright, folks, Demeter is calling for the northern hemisphere to get an extended winter this year and we’re starting with some sleet over on the west coast, courtesy of Boreas himself. Oh, I doubt they’re ready for that!
He waited a few more moments, before capping it off: “And that’s the weather. See you in twelve minutes, because I’m sure it’ll change!
The music - too calm and cheery in the background, in contrast to Aeolus’ demeanour while handling all those requests - swelled to a crescendo, the Weather Every 12 logo panned over the screen, and the programme ended.
“Oh, the heating bill is going to be awful,” Dionysus muttered, and began flicking through channels from something about a missing person report to an episode of So You Think You Can Weave Better Than a Goddess?
Outside, even just as Chiron wheeled out to the porch, the sky was rapidly becoming obscured by clouds, and large, soft snowflakes began to fall.
OOC: And we’re kicking off the subreddit’s 9th plot! There isn’t much major stuff going on yet, but feel free to enjoy the weather (or hate it, who knows) or talk to Chiron, or whatever you’d like to do on this nice snowy day. The weather report was mainly to set things up OOC, no campers would have in the room while they watched.
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2023.03.20 22:11 themachinegunjoe Does immediately turning off the Xbox while it’s hot after a playing session harm it in any way because of the remaining heat?

Hello, this is something I’ve always had in my mind. But when I turn the Xbox off right away when I’m done playing with it and it’s still hot or warm does it harm or damage it in any way? Or is it able to properly dissipate the remaining heat without the fan?
Ive been leaving my Xbox on without a game running when I’m done using it to keep the fan going for a few minutes to cool it down before shutting it off, but I’m not sure if that’s necessary or not. So I’m not sure if the built up heat reduces its lifespan in any way or not, is the heat sink enough to take care of any remaining heat in the system like the GPU and CPU?
Also while we’re on this topic I wish if sleep/stand by mode had an option to keep the fan running for a couple minutes when it’s shut off
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2023.03.20 22:11 ThrowRA_notfunnyhuh GF (24F) and her friends want me (24F) to go on their annual trip. I don't want to go.

TL;DR: GF was a liar and used me in the beginning of us dating to make her trip more convenient, also attempted to cheat. I found out months later, we separated, but she's worked on herself and we're trying again with strict boundaries. They want to go on the same trip and I'm not going and now things are weird.
So, me and my GF are doing well for 1.5 years. It's been a lot of ups and downs but I do love her and I know she loves me. She wasn't always the best, tho.
5 months in, she invited me on a her grad trip with her friends. She was the only person alone. At the time we were dating and talked about exclusivity, she called me her BF.
The invitation meant a lot to me. I got her a few gifts, but I couldn't go but I did pick her up from the airport and we had a date weekend in celebration. It was an important milestone to me because I could be reliable, celebrated her accomplishments, and showed that I cared.
Well, I guess it meant fuck all to her because she had this "friend" and she actually wanted to invite him, but she didn't because her and her friend had decided he'd end up fucking her and ruin her "growth". She also asked him to get pick her up from the airport too but he couldn't so she asked me. Also 2 weeks before we were official she had solicited him for sex and a sleepover.
I didn't know any of this until about 6 months later. I found out, flipped shit, and we broke up. She cried. Now that part of the relationship represents terrible things to me.
For 4 months we had minimal contact and I pretty much only used her to smash but she confessed how much she'd loved me, showed receipts of all the self work she's done, how's she apologized to everyone, confessed to people, got therapy, blocked people etc.
So, I give her another shot but with extremely strict boundaries, utmost transparency. She is in love with me and does whatever I say it's nuts.
Part of these rules are losses of privileges due to her shitty behavior and me needing to avoid stressors. She had gotten excited when we were doing better after a few months and offered me to go on her annual trip and I said HELL to the FUCK no. It was insulting. I would be miserable remembering getting shit on and her and her friends would be chilling on the beach.
I express that and say she's an adult and can do what she wants and go, but I don't want to go because I felt used, manipulated and won't enjoy it, etc and whatever happens happens but that's my boundary. She was very sad, but agreed to respect them and that was that. She said she won't go if I don't and we can do something somewhere else together alone.
Cool, I'm down with that. We're at a year and half now. However, her friend recently has been setting it up and saving up money and really wants me to go to, and wants her to go. When she told her friend it might not happen and why, her friend didn't understand because "It was in the past/I should just forget it." She wants to go, but is sticking by my side.
Her friend can eat my ass, but I know it's a tradition for her that precedes me, and while I want to be included in her life, I just can't extend that courtesy right now. I know that in the future, it will pass and we might be able to. But now I wish they would respect that and leave it alone.
I don't want this to be a thing that causes a rift between anyone but if it comes down to it, I'm not going. And if she goes, I won't hold it against her, but I can't say I won't distance myself from her and get ready to leave. I want her to have friends. I can see it's hurting her and I don't want to abuse my power here. What's a sensible compromise?
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2023.03.20 22:09 DiegoOnMacintosh Normal settings carnivore is easy now!

Normal settings carnivore is easy now!


After several attempts, I finally figured it out. A lovely system that completes carnivore without sabotaging locavore and super sustainable and keeps my dupe count relatively low with no stressful scenarios.
I completed this challenge with 11 duplicants (I allowed myself to get picky with my 12th duplicant because that's where I like to cap off my dup count on a planetoid), two of which had bottomless stomachs. My digger ended up having Ranching I already, and I believe that's what made it possible.
I had 20 cycles to spare. And I could have done it faster if I really wanted to, but I was in no rush.
And it's all thanks to a few principles that I kept in mind and an easy and organized set-up that I created myself.
  • Keep every system on its own treadmill and battery for easy recharging, reducing blackouts.
  • Latrine, Bedroom, and Laboratory on Cycle 1. The more you restart, the better you get at this.
  • Get your Great Hall as soon as possible (everyone should know this by now).
  • Research bathrooms early on, especially when you're still getting advanced research. It's really simple to set up and reduces duplicant labor.
  • 14x10 rooms. It's a very optimal room size. I mean, just look at how beautiful this is!
A wonderful starter home for 12 duplicants
  • Dig up all of the buried objects in your starting biome. Discovering many hatches early on increases makes starting up your ranches faster.
  • Immediately set up 99 orders of refined copper in the rock crusher, and then 99 more. Copper has always been just a starting metal, as it has mediocre qualities to it.
A few misconceptions I had in many other attempts that I thought were good strategies but turned out to slow down progress:
  • "CARNIVORE IS UNNATAINABLE IF I DO ANYTHING ELSE. NO PLUMBING. NO RESEARCH. JUST PAIN." (Actually, not focusing your early efforts on making life easier on your duplicants decreases duplicant productivity and causes more long-term problems. You can build a fully plumbed bathroom by cycle ).
  • "Oh, if I make a SPOM, I'll save my algae AND get enough power for my incubators and all my other systems! I can build one by cycle 30!" (Your efforts are better elsewhere. You can easily power up enough incubators with 4 different manual generator-smart battery systems).
  • "My asteroid has a couple of cool slush geysers nearby. Maybe I should (NO. NO NO NO. YOU DO NO NEED THEM RIGHT NOW.)
  • "But what about all of the metal I would waste with a rock crusher? I should get a SPOM up and running to power my metal refinery and use the cool slush geyser to supply it, heating up my water just enough to pass it through my colony, keeping it cool, and supplying my SPOM (What are you doing? Stop. You're not getting it. You'd rather waste 50 cycles setting this up than using 10% of the lamest metal in the game? Stop trying to incorporate these geysers and SPOMS into the mix. It's not going to help).
  • "One of my starting dupes needs to be a rancher, right?" (Not necessarily. You just need someone with the ranching skill to organize your first few hatches. You can keep your lovely BuilderDiggerResearcher trio.).
  • "Okay, all of these carnivore setups have some sort of complicated shipping stuff, so my builder needs to have mechatronics engineering." (Well, take a look at this lovely setup right here.)
Automation for my ranch.
Behold! The most effective setup I could create! Four ranches, each holding seven critters. The critter sensors inside the ranch turn green if the egg count is above 1. It opens the mechanized airlocks for a brief moment, letting the egg fall into the evolution chamber conveniently placed below.
The automation for the incubators is set up so that the incubator that is on alternates every 15% of a cycle. The left incubator room has the same settings as the right incubator room, meaning that there are usually two incubators on at a time, both in their respective sides.
My Automated Notifier
Now, once you've filled up your four ranches, it's time to KILL. The evolution chambers in each ranch will automatically kill any forgotten eggs, but we like speeding that up with the incubators. So whenever the critter count is higher than 0, my automated notifier pauses the game and zooms in on the newborn announcing its demise. I just set an attack order and let my duplicants do the dirty work.
I was worried that this would be annoying, but it surprisingly didn't bother me at all. It was the easiest way I could find to quickly kill critters (ooooooh that's a fun alliteration).
Later on (and I mean VERY later on), I added shipping to automatically collect the butchered meat and deliver it to the kitchen. But as mentioned before, an early mechatronics engineer was not necessary at all. This is why I love this system so much.

Final Thoughts

The first time I tried carnivore, I actually beat it. I had to exploit plug slugs, eliminate all the pacu from my neighboring planet, take on more duplicants than I wanted, and spend probably an hour's worth of loading/unloading eggs from one single incubator. But all in all, it left me in a terrible position to continue my colony. Rooms were all over the place, I ran out of power when I couldn't feed my plug slugs, and I couldn't even colonize my other neighboring planet because I had already drained its resources. No way was I going to salvage this lousy base.
But then I tried again, aiming for a consistent, sustainable, stress-free solution. And after several lost bases, copying from other videos, and then ultimately making my own system, I think I have found it.
Let me know what you think, alright? No hard feelings if you hate it. I, on the other hand, am quite proud of it :)
My colony is called \"The Wowzers\" featuring: Wowzer, Wu-wow, Wow Wow, and friends.
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2023.03.20 22:06 ToastyBits Is it possible to loop a query with InfluxDB Flux language queries?

I am making a dashboard for my smarthome system, so I have a lot of identical queries on a given dashboard/chart. Is it possible to loop through items in a single Grafana query and have the multiple returns?
I have the following base query:
ohItem = "EcobeeFanIsOn" humanName = "Fan" agg = max from(bucket: "openhab") > range(start: v.timeRangeStart, stop: v.timeRangeStop) > filter(fn: (r) => r["_measurement"] == ohItem and r["_field"] == "value" and r["item"] == ohItem) > aggregateWindow(every: v.windowPeriod, fn: agg, createEmpty: false) > map(fn: (r) => ({ _value: r._value, _time: r._time, _field: humanName })) > yield(name: humanName) 
I want to just create a single Grafana query and then loop through a list of devices for a given chart. The array library does not seem to have what I am after unless I missed it. Basically, I want to do something like:
items = [ {humanName: "Fan", ohName: "EcobeeFanIsOn", agg: max}, {humanName: "Heat", ohName: "EcobeeHeatIsOn", agg: max}, {humanName: "Cool", ohName: "EcobeeAcIsOn", agg: max}, ] for i in items: from(bucket: "openhab") > range(start: v.timeRangeStart, stop: v.timeRangeStop) > filter(fn: (r) => r["_measurement"] == i.ohItem and r["_field"] == "value" and r["item"] == i.ohItem) > aggregateWindow(every: v.windowPeriod, fn: x.agg, createEmpty: false) > map(fn: (r) => ({ _value: r._value, _time: r._time, _field: i.humanName })) > yield(name: i.humanName) 
Is something like this possible, or am I stuck making a half dozen queries per chart?
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2023.03.20 22:05 JustinHardyJ Advice for my first NAS build

So I'm making a NAS build predominantly for the purposes of streaming my Plex movie collection (varying file sizes and types, highest quality being 4K BluRay rips), with potential use later down the line for video editing from files on the NAS.
Here's what I've come up with so far in terms of parts:
Device Name Price Reason
OS TrueNAS Scale/Unraid €0/€60+ So I'm still not sure which system is more advisable to use for my use-case. I've heard Unraid is much easier and more expanable, whereas TrueNas is more reliable/safe but has a harsher learning curve. Any thoughts here are appreciated.
Case Fractal Node 804 €80 Can hold up to 10 3.5" HDDs, which hopefully should provide me with all the expandability I'll need.
CPU Intel Core i3 12100 €150 Fairly cheap, modern CPU with Quick Sync video funtionality in case I ever need hardware transcoding for Plex.
Motherboard ASUS PRIME B660M-A D4 €130 Fairly cheap and compatible with 12th gen CPU (LGA1700 socket).
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 €30 Cools the CPU :)
Ram 2x8GB Kingston FURY Beast €45 More than enough ram for Unraid and is the recommended amount of ram for TrueNAS. Can always be expanded in the future if needed.
SSD Lexar NM620 1TB €50 Honestly not 100% sure about the functionality of this component. Cache? OS drive? Boot drive? Something along those lines is what I read, I'd love for someone to let me know the primary use for this.
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1 €45 500W should be more than enough power for a NAS.
Display Emulator DisplayPort €10 Apparently this is necessary if you want to do hardware transcoding. Do let me know if this isn't actually the case.
Total = ~€535
I haven't mentioned any actual HDDs here as I'm currently mainly trying to figure out the actual NAS side of things before getting caught up in storage. However, from my research it seems that 16-18TB SATA drives are good value so this are likely what I'll go for -- in case that information is of any use.
So yeah, any recommendations? Changes? Additions? I would love to hear your guys' thoughts, especially on TrueNAS vs Unraid!
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2023.03.20 21:52 AdAccomplished2939 NMN - enteric coated

Previously I had problem (digestion)with some of the enteric coated tablets. I heard, that ND reformulated the coating of the NMN and there is new batches but the old ones are still in circulation. Can somebody tell me if my bottle contains the new or the old formula? Tabs, batch, expiration are visible on my picture. Thank in advance!
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2023.03.20 21:51 East-C-Yota Opinions on 2 New Saws

Looking for an opinions on 2 new saws. I am living in eastern Canada. We have a decent sized woodlot with some mature eastern hemlock that is most likely infested HWA. (Confirmed all around us) I am planning on harvesting some large hemlock before widespread mortality. Will be milled into suitable material. I also will be cutting hardwoods for firewood and taking more of an active role in woodlot management. I have a quite a bit of experience felling and bucking and we have suitable logging equipment such as a tractor pto winch and a log loader. Our current saw selection contains a Husqvarna 257 a Husqvarna 357xp and a Jonsered 2252 (Husqvarna 545xp) and a worn out Husqvarna 353. I am looking for two saws for myself something reliable to last for many years. One that will be used for the larger felling tasks/maybe a small mill? And another for limbing. It would be nice to have the smaller saw with heated handles. I consider myself a husqvarna guy although the local shop we deal often with is now only a sthil dealer. We have other sthil products and they seem to be good but I just am drawn to husqvarna power saws. I ran a lot of a 365 specials out west. My question is what saws would you pick? I want one of the new sthil 500i quite badly as the power to weight is incredible on paper. It will run a 20-28 inch bar which is I am after in a larger saw. Also with the weight and power it does not have a husqvarna contender. For the smaller saw I would like a brand new 357xp but sadly they are not made anymore. I want to run between a 16-20 inch bar, I am somewhere between the 550xpg and 562xpg for a limbing saw. I have ran the 550xp and it’s good but doesn’t have the low end grunt like the old 357xp. However the chain speed and weight is nice for limbing and I can use existing .325 chains and bars I have on hand. What’s the sthil equivalent like? Is the 562xpg too much saw when you have a 500i that weighs nearly the same? If I had to get one saw I believe I could use just a 562xp or 572xp and do it all but it’s really nice having two saws fuelled and ready when cutting.
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2023.03.20 21:47 AnomalousNexus Has anyone recently built a new custom home with hydronic radiant heat panels?


The title. If it helps I'm in Alberta, Canada. I'm thinking of using a GSHP (geothermal/ground-source heat pump) based hydronic system to heat my next home that we're in the design phase of. The reasoning for wanting to go this way is simple - my partner and I hate forced air, despise noisy drafty furnaces and AC units and want to avoid them if at all possible. And no natural gas or propane.
Home details: Frost-free foundation slab, 1.5 story, about 3500 sq ft including the attached garage, well sealed to at least Net Zero/R2000 or better standards. With a well-insulated slab that uses either radiant hydronic floor, or the Legalett system. HRV/ERV with dehumidifier for ventilation.
While the heated floor is a must, has anyone recently done one cooled - and yes I know it can be tricky with the dew point, good controls are a must. What I'm thinking is part of this system would include radiant ceiling mounted panels to provide both as well, since cooling from above at a minimum will be necessary. Backup heat would be an in-tank resistive element.
So has anyone done this for residential, or perhaps would I have to look at hiring a commercial contractor for this?
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2023.03.20 21:39 mrsgarypineapple Heat pump dryer questions/recs

Hi all, our dryer is on its way out. We are interested in a heat pump dryer but being in the US we don't have much experience with them. Looking for some insight and any recommendations/tips anyone might have! Mostly we have been looking at Bosch 500 series and the Miele.
Family of 4 with little kids, currently usually do about 3 small to medium loads/week. We have plenty of space and currently have a vented electric dryer. We have solar panels and are interested in the heat pump for energy efficiency. We have an old Kenmore washing machine that might be indestructible so we don't NEED to replace that right now.
Questions: Are capacity and drying times going to be a shock? Would it be a mistake to pair one of these new dryers with our old washing machine? Wondering also about reliability and ease of finding a person to do service if needed (we are in a large Midwest metro). Any other brands we should consider?
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2023.03.20 21:36 DunderMifflinator Apartments and townhomes for rent throughout LA and SFV (Studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms)

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2023.03.20 21:34 Raafael_13 How I would host FH6 in Japan

Pretty sure everyone knows that Japan is full of forests, mountains, and many, many cities (especially in the region of Tokyo) I've been having an idea in my head for a while now, and I want to share it Imagine if they replicated (of course, in a smaller scale) the highway systems of Japan, connecting many, many cities on the map? I think it would be really nice, going for long road trips with your friends, exploring the vast forests of Japan on touges, and going from one city to another. I also think it would be cool if they added some of the islands as DLCs (of course, for a lower price than normal DLCs). Also, making it possible to change the time on a solo session, and also add private sessions so you can play with your friends on a private lobby, where you can pick the weather and time of the day. It would be really cool if they added most important cities too, and don't forget Mount Fuji Overall, I really hope FH6 is hosted in Japan. But if it isn't, I'm ok with it.
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2023.03.20 21:31 Asparagus-Cat Does Hawaii have a wildfire season?

I've been thinking of visiting this year, and got curious if Hawaii also has a wildfire/smoke season, or if that's just a local thing.
I'm from Washington, near Seattle, and about 2-3 months of the year we get cloaked in wildfire smoke. Between the heat and it literally not being healthy to breath outside air, it's a heck of a thing.
I haven't traveled a lot, and I'm honestly not sure if everywhere has those months, or if it's problem here.
For some more context, I want to visit Hawaii to see what it's like, and try to gauge if I'd want to move to one of the islands. While I've heard cost of living is high, rent at least seems to be roughly the same as here, and the milder weather seems like a plus after enduring multiple summers of 100+ degree heat in buildings that are reeaally not built for it.
Overall, my life's entering a weird period where there's nothing really tying me here any more, so I actually have the option to try something new.
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2023.03.20 21:18 typeshige2 New HVAC needed should I focus on electric heat pump?

My parent's house has the original furnace from 1971 that has not been used this cold winter due to concerns about safety.
They are finally open to replacing it. They don't have AC either. They had been hesitant to add cooling but with the way things are going, is it smart in our area to look at heat pumps to provide heating and cooling?
Or should we still be open to gas furnaces and electric AC? Thanks. We have PGE in San Jose.
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2023.03.20 21:14 minimicropenis Kaiser vs. Mayo Clinic (AZ)

Hey everyone! Two of the schools I am seriously considering right now are Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. I'm trying to weigh financials, location, and opportunities between these two schools, and would love others' insights/thoughts. I am interested in Internal Medicine/Primary Care, although I do want to keep my options open as I'm sure I could very easily change my mind.
- Full tuition scholarship and $37k annual housing stipend. They extend this to all admitted students. Essentially, I can graduate medical school debt free as I likely won't need loans for housing.
- Location: Pasadena is awesome, and my family/friends all live in California. Have lived in northern california my whole life, and would love to be close to friends and family. Also weather is great there
- Kaiser seems to have a lot of resources and they are willing to spend generously on students (they even give you a new phone and mac book when you matriculate, or so I've heard). It seems like there is a lot of money they have to throw around, and they're more than willing to be generous with students.
- Grading is P/F (unsure about AOA) for preclinical, and tiered grading for clinicals. Pretty chill.
- 50 person class, which is a lot smaller than I would ideally like. Just feel like it will limit opportunities to meet new people, find a group that really fits with me, etc.
- Super new school. They haven't had a class match yet and I would be in the 4th class they've ever had. Regardless Kaiser has a lot of resources and influence over here in California, and because of that I'm confident they will set their students up for success and match very well, although at the end of the day no one can really know until they actually match and this scares me a bit.
- Seems like they're still figuring a lot of things out. When I talked to students there, it seems like parts of the curriculum change a bit each year. These changes are based on student feedback, and from what i've heard it seems like theyre very receptive to student feedback in general and work to implement important things that students bring up. At the end of the day though, it seems evident that they have not "perfected" their curriculum and that there is still a lot of work to be done, and that I might find myself in the middle of some of these changes during my time here.
- They only do virtual anatomy, no actual cadavers at any point.
- Kaiser as a healthcare system kind of notoriously sucks/has a bad rep in california. They deliver great healthcare most of the time, but navigating their system itself can be a nightmare for many.
- Driving in LA is a nightmare, although Kaiser says they actually provide free ubers tp/from clincal sites for all students, which is nice.
Mayo (AZ):
- Full tuition scholarship, so I would only need to pay for COL. This would likely result in $80,000-$150,000 in living expenses over 4 years. Not to get into too much detail but I have some pretty significant savings/investments and likely wouldn't actually need to take out any loans to cover this, but my savings would be eaten up almost entirely during medical school.
- It's Mayo. Great reputation, great match list, and likely better opportunities possible overall here, especially when it comes to becoming involved with research.
- Scottsdale/Pheonix. Great location too, not quite as close to family and friends but at least it's still on the west coast. I also have a few close friends who live right in Scottsdale. Lots of nature/outdoor activities nearby which is definitely important to me.
- Grading is P/F for preclinical with no AOA and tiered grading for clincal.
- 50 person class. Same essentially as noted in Kaiser above.
- Would save 37k/year at kaiser essentially due to their housing stipend.
- Further from family in northern California
- Two campuses. The actual medical school is in Scottsdale, while the hospital is in Pheonix. They're close (~20 min drive), but not attached. They're building a new medical school building in Pheonix which should be done in a day or two, and once it is students will basically be entirely in Pheonix, which is less cool than Scottsdale.
- Weather. Scottsdale/Pheonix is beautiful, but that summer heat will be hard for me. 100++ degrees for weeks/months would be significantly worse than anything I'd have to deal with in Pasadena.

Of note, I am also heavily considering UVA at the moment but don't have financial aid yet so I can't really make a super informed decision on that at the moment.
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2023.03.20 21:10 JohnDGardner Destroy your equipment? Let me gather an audience

TL;DR: a customer thought he knew better than me and insisted I perform a destructive test to prove me wrong. I wasn't wrong.
Background: I used to test circuit breakers for a living. The large industrial versions of what you have in your home electric panel. Like the ones at home, most industrial circuit breakers have two means of detecting an over-current condition: thermal (literally an element that heats up for seconds or minutes before opening the beaker, intended for small to moderate over-current events) and magnetic (reacts almost instantly to very high over-current events). For special applications like fire fighting pumps, you can buy circuit breakers which have magnetic only. Test methods are specified by the manufacturer and by the interNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)
Out tale: I was testing a large number of circuit breakers at a customer facility. Customer rep (C) got used to my pattern of testing a group of thermal elements, allowing them to cool down, and only then testing the magnetic elements. When the fire pump circuit breaker came to my test station and I only tested it for magnetic trip, he objected. (C) Hey, why did you skip the thermal? (Me) This is a magnetic only breaker. (C) There's no such thing (Me) Here's the manufacturer data showing the magnetic trip curve but not showing a thermal trip curve. (C) That doesn't mean it doesn't have a thermal trip. I want it tested. (Me) Oh...kay, well, since I don't have a curve from the manufacturer, I don't know how long it should take to trip. How long do you want me to test? (C) The NETA testing manual says that without a curve, if it trips in less than 300 seconds it is good (Me) Please sign here that you're making me do this test (C) Okay (signs the paper, not realizing this was supposed to make him suspicious)
Having failed my first attempt to scare him off this foolish path, I try another tactic
(Me, on radio) Hey, coworker, I'm about to test the thermal element on a fire pump breaker, you want to watch? (Coworker) It doesn't have one, idiot, you're gonna destroy the customer's breaker! (Me) Yeah, I told him that, he doesn't believe me (Coworker) ...... I'm on my way
Coworker arrives and goes to explain to the customer but.....
(C) You're both wrong, I'm an engineer and you're just technicians, do the test (Coworker) We're gonna need you to sign... (C) I ALREADY SIGNED, JUST DO THE TEST
So I start the test. All morning, the previous thermal tests have been running 8 to 10 seconds before tripping. For this test, 10 seconds pass, then 20, then at 30 the breaker starts to smoke a little, and by 40 seconds the smoke is pouring out of it and my hand is hovering over the STOP button. But I'm not stopping until he admits he's wrong, because he told me it wouldn't be a failed test until 300 seconds. He gives in just before the 60 second mark.
Then I ask "Can you bring me the spare breaker from inventory please, this one cannot go back into service" and his face takes on a panicked expression. THEY DIDN'T HAVE A SPARE!
Good thing the local electrical distributor was open on a Saturday
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2023.03.20 21:04 Prophet0331 Liquid Tungsten (spaced out)

Does anyone know of a decent way to utilize the liquid molten metals you harvest with drillcone rocket. I have tried using the liquid unloader and dropping the liquid metal into a hot box to dissipate the heat with steam turbines. The second any of the piping passes behind a tile it transfers heat and breaks the pipe. You can't run the pipe through a liquid lock either since it will boil the liquid the pipe passes through. If nothing else I could just create an open vat of polluted water and use aquatuner to cool it and then have the liquid metal pump out of the rockets and drop into the vat with temp shift plates everwhere and hope there is enough polluted water that the molten metal still doesn't just flash boil the polluted water when it drops in. Was just hoping for something a little more elegant than that, just can't really think of anything off the top of my head.
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2023.03.20 20:55 moongladecroissant Accidentally put a Pulse Ox meter with lithium batteries in the dryer for a few minutes. Should it be thrown out?

Question in title. made the dumb mistake of putting my finger pulse/oxygen meter in the dryer for about five minutes on medium heat. I had JUST changed the batteries to Energizer lithiums. Do I need to throw it/the batteries away? It still works fine and cooled off within a minute or so.
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2023.03.20 20:37 Edgehead4Life What if Shawn Michaels went to TNA After Losing Streak vs Career match against the Undertaker Part 1: Rebirth

What if Shawn Michaels went to TNA After the Undertaker Streak vs Career Match
Story Theme: You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself as the villain.
Author’s Note: Daniel Bryan signs with TNA and doesn’t head to WWE till late 2012 to early 2013. Considering 2010 was the beginning of the end for TNA, I realistically can’t see Shawn not retiring. If the product was really good, I think HBK would’ve went in. In this universe, Paul Heyman is in charge of creative in TNA. He wants a youth-oriented promotion in TNA and to push the younger talent. The only wrestlers he wants as World Champion over 40 to make the younger talent into Bonafede stars are Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels himself. Also, Hogan, Bischoff and their friends will still be there due to Dixie Carter’s involvement but will have limited roles and won’t have the control they did irl. Also, since Heyman’s in charge, expect top names who are affiliated with him who are still young to pop throughout the story.
At WrestleMania 26, Shawn Michaels lost his final WWE Match against the Undertaker in a No Holds Barred Streak vs Career which was on par with it’s previous classic at Mania 25. HBK has a heartfelt goodbye speech at the next night on Raw. HBK has left the building. Shawn was no longer contracted to WWE but was involved in the next SVR game and the WWE offered him legends deal and a Hall of Fame Induction in the next year. For a few months Shawn stuck with his retirement promise as he thought nothing would top his last match and even signed the legends deal before faxing it in. But the Ric Flair syndrome hit him, and he started having the wrestling itch again. He figured he had more years left in him. He knew he couldn’t go back to WWE as him immediately returning there would ruin the purpose of his program with Taker. He then heard rumblings about TNA. He watched the show and was impressed with the talent. He knew that with TNA growing, he could help with the younger talent and put them over. Long were the days of politicking. He contacted his Kliq buddy Kevin Nash to help negotiate a deal with TNA. Nash personally wasn’t happy in his run with his heat with Heyman due to the older guys getting pushed aside for the Vanilla Midgets but would do anything for one of his best friends so he agreed. Shawn then entered secret negotiations with Dixie Carter and Paul Heyman. Heyman tasked HBK to be one of the only full time guys over 40 with the likes of Kurt Angle even though Shawn could take hiatus whatever he wanted to spend time with his family. Dixie, promised to pay him the most amount of money in the roster, can fulfill outside endeavors, and had a say over his storylines and promos but not match outcomes. It was then a done deal and Shawn signed the deal to TNA. Shawn wanted it to be top secret to the point that no one knew he was joining in and even told WWE that he was going to sign with them to avoid speculation. HBK signed a four-year iron clad contract. When HBK asked Heyman about Nash’s issues, Heyman said he wanted to chop the heads off them 40-year-olds but HBK and Angle weren’t one of them.
Part 1: Rebirth:
HBK's New Theme Since the Sexy Boy Theme is WWE Property:
Note. Note: Shawn’s character will initially be a babyface, but he will do heel like actions. In HBK’s mind he is the hero. This will get worse in time.
At TNA Slammiversary 2010, TNA World Champion AJ Styles defended his title against “The Icon” Sting. They had a great match with the Champion keeping up with the Icon’s experience in the ring. AJ ended up winning the match much to the dismay of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. As Sting stood up to a standing ovation, the lights went out and who stood behind him was a man in dark clothing wearing a mouth covering and a cowboy hat. Sting turned around and was hit with a Superkick. The man turned around, removed his mask and took his hat off Undertaker style. Out came the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels with a smirk. The crowd goes nuclear crazy. Bischoff comes to the ring and eats a Sweet Chin Music. Shawn then escapes through the crowd as Hulk Hogan and security chase him. The next week on Thursday Night Impact, Shawn Michaels comes to a huge pop in San Antonio, Texas with a new theme of Rebirthing by Skillet. Shawn noticeably had a clean shaven face resembling his younger days with his long now receding hair in a top knot. He high fived fans. Shawn cut a promo on how after his lost his match he was fully committed to his retirement promise, but as he saw there was no more new stars who could surpass him. He figured that new generation were screwed due to old timers like Hulk Hogan coming and going and taking spots from the future. The only reason he came out of retirement was because he wanted to save the future of wrestling and have the younger talent be better than what he was, a backstabbing backstage politician. Long where the days of burying young talent. Shawn then said he didn’t go back to WWE due to respect to Undertaker who he trusted would preserve the future there. He wanted to cleanse the wrestling world of old part timers. He wanted this so the wrestling business wouldn’t go extinct in 20-30 years, be surpassed by other forms of sports and entertainment, and go under like WCW and ECW did. He promised that he wouldn’t challenge for any titles in TNA as his championship days were up. After his Mania match, he then declared himself to be the Career Killer and promised to end the career of any old timer who stood in the future’s way. He didn’t care if it was his best friend or anything. He will save wrestling.
Later in the night, Bryan Danielson defeated Jeff Jarrett in the main event. Jarrett and his crew then attacked Bryan, but outcome HBK for the save and he took down Jarrett’s crew causing them to flee the ring. In a similar image to Darby and Sting in AEW, Shawn helped Bryan up and stared him down. He then hugged his protégé and promised to be the mentor he should’ve been back in 99. He then walked down the ramp with him. The next week, he had a confrontation with Sting over the last PPV, Shawn said it was nothing personal but wanted to let Sting know that his time in the main event was up and was willing to spare him his career if he stepped aside from the title scene. Sting hesitated but refused telling HBK that he’ll decide in his own merit if his time was up. Sting and Shawn started brawling and out came Bryan to help HBK fend Sting. HBK and Bryan then performed a running knee/superkick combo on Sting. In a backstage interview, HBK with Bryan in his side declaring he was starting the Heartbreakers Foundation (a spoof name to the Hart Foundation). He then decided to have try outs for the group. Over the course of following weeks try out matches were made to see who would fit best in the group. Bryan Danielson won his tryout match against Okada, while other protégé of HBK “The” Brian Kendrick won his tryout match against Gunner, D Angelo Dinero won his tryout match against Orlando Jordan, The Motor City Machine defeated Generation Me for the tryouts. Shawn seemed impressed with Generation Me and kept an eye out for them by making them honorary members to be the future of wrestling in 15 years. The last tryout match was between Shawn’s Kliq buddies Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman. The three men wanted in HBK’s group as they bonded well in the Kliq in the 90s. Shawn was willing to comply with their requests until they reminisced on their good old days and how they would bury the talent. Shawn then lost his cool and told them that those days were over. The four men then argued until Shawn said that only one of them would join the group if that person won the triple threat qualification match. Kevin Nash ended up winning the match. Shawn and his newfound proteges in the Heartbreakers Foundation beat Waltman and Hall down. Nash then realized Shawn was serious about his claims. HBK then forced Nash to Jackknife Hall and Waltman. Nash with tears in his eyes because he would hurt his best friends bad did so. HBK patted him on the back and said it’s for the best.
Heartbreakers Foundation Members:
The group will be a mix of the Hart Foundation and D-Generation X
  1. God Leader: Shawn Michaels: The Grizzled Veteran leader of the group who wants to preserve the future of pro wrestling
  2. Big Sexy Co Leader: Kevin Nash: The Muscle of The Group. He is a reliable tool to the younger members, but is still coming to terms that his glory days are done.
  3. The Violent One: Bryan Danielson (2009 look). Bryan Danielson is the violent submission specialist on an undefeated streak who Shawn’s is grooming to be the next big thing. Bryan does show a goofy side of him like in Team Hell No sometimes, but he just wants to kick some fning heads in.
  4. Kurt Cobain: The Brian Kendrick: He is the most funniest and chill back member of the group who was fired by WWE in 2009. He loves Nirvana and Weed.
  5. The Best Tag Team in The World: The Motor City Machine Guns: One of the best tag teams in TNA today. They will be the cornerstones of the tag division.
  6. Pope: D Angelo Dinero: He is a pope like figure in the group, who HBK personally loves due to his Christian Faith. HBK and Dinero have a similar ego problem but seems to like each other the most.
  7. Young Guns: Generation Me: They are the rookies of the group who Shawn wants to build up. At least when they eventually join the Bullet Club as the Young Bucks, they can say Shawn Michaels himself endorsed them.
HBK then informed Bryan, Dinero, TMCMG, Kendrick, and even Generation Me that they could challenge for any titles they wanted and that he and Nash wouldn’t challenge for any titles. Nash who is the TNA Legends Champion looked bewildered. HBK then told Nash to hand him his title. The HBF then went to a campfire and he burned the Legends Title. HBK then grabbed a title from his bag and christened it the TNA Intercontinental Championship. The IC was something Shawn fought for in classic battles in the 90s and now wanted his proteges to continues the titles legacy. Heyman then booked a six man ladder match including the HBF members for the title. Sting then called out HBK in a promo claiming that his rebirth from his past self was a lie and Shawn was still the same person he was in the 90s. He then said Shawn wasn’t there for the business, he was there for himself. Shawn then came down and refuted his claims and that he would prove it. He then called out Sting for still wanting to be World Champion in TNA and not being a man of his word. Shawn then said they never were in the same company in the same time but they had similar demons and that he should know better. Despite all this Shawn still respects Sting. Sting then challenges Shawn to a match at Victory Road 2010. Shawn agrees on one condition, if Shawn loses, he drops his vendetta, but if Sting loses he can never challenge for any title in TNA. Shawn and Sting then have a brawl which the locker room must separate. At Victory Road 2010, Shawn had a huge entrance in his WM 26 attire but with a cowboy hat and a V for Venetta like mask. This is Shawn’s first match in months. HBK and Sting have a classic match for their age group. HBK then shockingly wins clean with a Sweet Chin Music. HBK wins the match and shakes hands with Sting who accepts it. He has earned Sting’s respect, but Sting is devasted that he can’t challenge for titles anymore.
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2023.03.20 20:37 TheMightyBox72 Respect the Gorillaz (Gorillaz)


♪ Feel Good Inc. ♪
In 1999 a greasy cartoon character from Stoke-on-Trent, England had a dream: To become the most wealthy and famous musician in the world. His method of doing so, simple: make a deal with Beelzebub for his immortal soul. Doing so would set off a series of events which result in the formation of The Gorillaz, a defining staple of British pop, British punk, alternative, scene, and the music landscape in general, their misadventures spanning just about every medium and platform you could imagine.

Group Feats


Vocals and Keyboard
♪ Skinny Ape ♪
The pretty boy singer, Stuart "Stu-Pot" Pot (original family name Tusspot) had few ambitions in life and even fewer thoughts in his head. He had a knack for music, having worked in his family's music shop, but mostly he occupied his time with zombie movies. That is, until Murdoc Niccals crashed into his life. Literally, crashed a car through the music shop's window and smacked Stu with his front fender. Stu went into a coma, and Murdoc's punishment for the crime was community service, namely taking care of Stu's comatose body until he woke up. Murdoc proceeded exactly the way he'd been before his sentencing and a second car accident knocked Stu up out of his coma. After waking up, Murdoc found out the kid could sing, and so conscripted him into the band. He got the nickname 2-D from the 2 Dents in his head that Murdoc had left, and each accident had "fractured" an eye, leaving them both completely black, giving him a very characteristic inky gaze, even if there's nothing much going on behind it.

Murdoc Niccals

Bass Guitar
♪ Clint Eastwood ♪
The bass player, frontman, and self-proclaimed band leader, Murdoc is a rockstar's rockstar. A greasy, slimy, sleazy, grimy, foul-smelling, foul-tempered, hedonistic, narcissistic, hard-drinking, chain-smoking, womanizing, hip-thrusting, bass licking, Satan-worshipping dirty rag of a human being. Murdoc was the one who came up with the idea of Gorillaz, the one who sold his soul to Satan to make the band a success, and the one who got them their first headquarters, Kong Studios. Despite his near non-stop abuse (only tempered very recently by a stunt involving a demon mobster, the snowy mountains of Patagonia, and a prison break that nearly killed him), Murdoc always contributes to the band's image, their finances, their resources, their security, and sometimes he helps them make music too.


Guitar and Misc.
♪ DARE ♪
The girl who would come to be named Noodle was raised in a secretive Japanese military division, one which sought to use child soldiers as the perfect infiltration and assassination operatives. Noodle, while trained broadly in the ways of combat, was specialized in the use of audio warfare. Her teacher, however, upon learning that the project was to be scrapped and the trainees to be eliminated, couldn't stand to see her killed, so he wiped her memories with a codephrase so they could be reactivated later and shipped her out in a FedEx box. She wound up on the doorstep of the Kong Studio the very day the band put out an ad for a guitar player (after Murdoc shagged her in one of the studio's bathroom stalls (while she was dating 2-D)), and she immediately passed the audition with flying colors and was added to the lineup. She was named after the only English word she knew at the time, and even after regaining her memories it's stuck. Since then she's become the most compassionate, thoughtful, and consciously concerned member of the band, seeking to use their fame and platform to help better the world.

Russel Hobbs

Drummer and Mixer
♪ Saturnz Barz ♪
Russel Hobbs was a hip-hop head growing up in New York, who, by strange happenstance, has been dogged by the legions of hell for most of his life. During one particularly tragic incident, he and his friends got caught up in a drive-by shooting, one which left Russel as the only survivor. However, the spirits of his dead friends were nearly immediately sucked into his skull, allowing them to live on through him, and also giving him their combined musical knowledge to make him a veritable encyclopedia on hip-hop and musical composition. Sent to live with his uncle to try and recover from the trauma in the English countryside, Russel was found and then literally gagged and bagged by Murdoc and taken to Kong Studios. And after listening to their demos, he was impressed, and agreed to join the band.


Guest Rapper
♪ Rock the House ♪
Russel's closest friend both before and after his tragic death, Del would stick around as a spirit possessing Russel's body, summoned from inside Russel's skull and returns just as easily, his effects disappearing with him. He was used frequently in their first album as a guest rapper. You can see from these examples that Russ spaces out whenever Del is summoned, as Del seemingly can't exist physically while Russel is conscious. In between Gorillaz and Demon Days, the Grim Reaper caught up with Russel and took Del into the afterlife.

Cyborg Noodle

Backup Guitarist and Bodyguard
♪ Stylo ♪
After Noodle went missing and was presumed dead following a conspiracy surrounding the El Mañana video, a means to off one of the band's assailants after which she disappeared, Murdoc had an idea for a new album and, short of anyone to help him write or record, created a new guitarist and songwriter to play with him, especially on tour. So, using some remaining piece of Noodle's DNA in an unspecified capacity, he created a robotic duplicate, and decked her out with guns cause that'd be cool.


Backup Bassist
♪ Tranz ♪
Leader of the notorious criminal organization the Gangreen Gang, Ace was brought in to play bass for the band while Murdoc was incarcerated for unpaid parking tickets and attempting to bribe a judge to get out of it.


♪ 19-2000 ♪
The band have employed and spent millions on a number of different vehicles over their long career. As each has shown to be skilled drivers, any of them can effectively utilize the following.
♪ Tomorrow Comes Today ♪
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