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2023.06.03 22:58 tateu Anyone Have Thoughts on Fan Noise - Beelink Mini S vs. Ser 5 5500U?

I've had 4 Minis, two with practically silent fans (used as video players attached to TVs), one I've learned to live with (used as desktop main computer) and one that was so bad I returned it after 1 day (had planned to use it as combo video player for TV plus security cam viewer, weather server, etc.).
Currently, I'm using a Beelink Mini S - N95, 16GB as a Kodi video player (1080p h264, h265) with a weather display or 720/1080p rtsp camera viewer with 4 simultaneous feeds displayed on a secondary monitor. The fan is always practically silent which is what I want in a media player, but the video playback struggles a little if I am watching a video in Kodi and also viewing the 4 rtsp camera feeds...the Kodi video occasionally stutters. If I switch to watching Kodi and just one camera feed, the video playback is fine.
I was looking to get something a little more powerful and so I tried out the Bosgame G35 - i5-1135G7 16GB Ram. At $239 US, that seemed like a decent price...but the fan is horrendously bad. Idle Temp was around 40 C with the fan being practically silent and max temp I saw was around 70 C with a very loud fan. And the worst part was that the fan kicked in at what seemed to be full speed anytime the CPU temp went up just a few degrees. This meant it was constantly turning on and off. The Advanced Tab was missing in the bios and I tried various ways to get it to show, none of which worked, so there seemed to be no possibility to make any adjustments. I returned it the next day.
Now I decided to look into the Beelink Ser 5 5500U, 16GB (current low price on Amazon I've seen for that is $249 US) but based on my experience with my Beelink Ser 5 5600H, I'm worried it's going to have the exact same fan noise.
Does anyone have any real world experience with devices comparable to the 5500U with 16GB, either AMD or Intel, at around a $250 US price and have any recommendations for any with pretty quiet fans, comparable to the Beelink Mini S - N95?
Here's what I've seen out of my 4 devices:
`Beelink Mini S - N95 16GB Ram Idle: 65 C, 2250 RPM Fan is practically silent 100% CPU: 92 C, 2800 RPM Fan is practically silent
GMKTek Nucbox 5 - N5105 8GB Ram Idle: 43 C, Does not have fan sensor Fan is practically silent 100% CPU: 80 C Fan is low
Beelink Ser 5 - 5600H 64GB Ram Temps get into the 70s very easily and the fan speeds up and gets medium loud Idle: 58 C, Does not have fan sensor Fan is practically silent 100% CPU: 84 C Fan is medium loud 100% CPU: 90 C Fan is pretty loud
Bosgame G35 - i5-1135G7 16GB Ram Fan turns on loud and full speed all the time, practically anytime the temp goes up just a few degrees. Advanced tab in bios is not available, so there is no possibility to adjust Idle: 40 C, Does not have fan sensor Fan is practically silent 100% CPU: 70 C Fan is very loud`
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2023.06.03 22:58 vick2djax New RAV4 Hybrid XSE or used 2014+ 4Runner with 100k miles?

I’m currently in a 2007 Sienna I got when I was married. It’s paid off and at 125k miles, so that’s nice. But I don’t feel it…fits like it used to. So, I’ve been looking to upgrade to something I actually like. 4Runner, RAV4 Hybrid, or Mazda CX50 is what I landed on.
This is a Toyota sub, so I’ll focus on Toyota. New 4Runner is out of the question. I’m not spending $50k on a vehicle. $40k is kind of a hard ask with the new RAV4. I’ve never had a vehicle newer than 2013 nor a vehicle that costed more than $11k.
That leads me to a used 4Runner 5th gen. It’s the same vehicle since 2010 or so, even now.
The cheat code is, apparently, under 200k miles isn’t jack shit for a 4Runner. Like it might as well be 5k miles. That’s what Reddit acts like anyways. If this is the case, then this seems to suggest I could go used 4Runner with 100-150K miles for $20k-$30k and save money. And still be in good shape vehicle wise. And end up with what I’d probably prefer if money wasn’t an obstacle (a 4Runner).
Any feedback from the Toyota community on what I need to be aware of/your experiences/your opinion?
Would you go new RAV or used 4Runner?
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2023.06.03 22:57 UsualBug5241 Stand against Christian Zionism

Stand against Christian Zionism
When a Christian Zionist is defending Israel, the book of Romans comes up a lot, specifically Romans 9, 10 and 11. These chapters are used in many harmful ways by Christian Zionists whether intended to be harmful or not.
 ~Romans 9~ Romans 9 starts off with the title “God’s selection of Israel”. The chapter starts off with Paul saying “With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it. My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭
 As you may know, the majority of the Jewish people rejected Jesus Christ and Paul (who was a Jew) is expressing his sadness because his people rejected Jesus. This is a normal feeling that many Christians have felt for their people. Christian Zionists may use this to support Israel but this is simply Paul showing his sadness about how his people rejected Jesus, Paul didn’t feel bad for the Jews because they are “chosen people”, he felt bad because these are his people. Many Arab Christians feel bad because the majority of their people aren’t saved. This doesn’t mean they think Arabs are more important, they just feel bad for their people. The people who share the same culture as them. “They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God’s adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ himself was an Israelite as far as his human nature is concerned. And he is God, the one who rules over everything and is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭4‬-‭5‬ ‭
 Christian Zionists using this to defend their pro-Israel agenda is a perfect example of Eisegesis. Eisegesis is the action of interpreting books in a way that fits *your own agenda*. Eisegesis has been used many times throughout history, White Christians used Eisegesis to oppress both the Blacks and the Native Americans, Eisegesis has been used by Christians to silence and oppress women, Eisegesis has even been used by characters in the Bible as well. When Jesus was fasting, Satan came to tempt him. “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. During that time the devil came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But Jesus told him, ‘No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’ Jesus responded, ‘The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’’ Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. ‘I will give it all to you,’ he said, ‘if you will kneel down and worship me.’ ‘Get out of here, Satan,’ Jesus told him. ‘For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’ ‘ Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.” 
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭11‬ ‭
 As you can see, Satan kept on using parts of scripture to convince Jesus to give in to temptation. Jesus called Satan out for his Eisegesis and did not give into temptation. When looking the Romans passage we just looked at, we need to look at what was said next: “Well then, has God failed to fulfill his promise to Israel? No, for not all who are born into the nation of Israel are truly members of God’s people! Being descendants of Abraham doesn’t make them truly Abraham’s children. For the Scriptures say, ‘Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted,’ though Abraham had other children, too. This means that Abraham’s physical descendants are not necessarily children of God. Only the children of the promise are considered to be Abraham’s children.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭
 So, God has fulfilled his promise to Israel and not all who are born into the nation of Israel are truly members of God’s people. It does mention that “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted” and right after mentions that Abraham had other children too. What does this mean? That not all of Abraham’s children are children of God, only the children of the promise. A Christian Zionist could argue that this is implying that the descendants of Isaac are the children of the promise because “Isaac is the one through whom your descendants will be counted” and that not all of Abraham’s physical descendants are children of God. This would be a flawed argument as it also says in this passage that not all of those born into the nation of Israel are members of God’s people. So not all of those who are from the nation of Israel are God’s people, only the children of the promise. So who are the children of the promise? If it’s not all of the children of Abraham and it’s not all of the nation of Israel, who are the children of the promise? The answer is, the followers, Jew or Gentile. Doesn’t matter what you race, nationality or ethnicity is, you can still be a child of the promise. To prove this, we need to go back to Galatians 3:23-29 “Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed. Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian. For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.” So the Christians are the true children of Abraham and they inherit the promise. So the children of the promise are truly members of God’s people. Let’s continue to look at Romans. “For God had promised, ‘I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.’ This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins. But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes; he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, ‘Your older son will serve your younger son.’ In the words of the Scriptures, ‘I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau.’ Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! For God said to Moses, ‘I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.’ So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭9‬-‭16‬ ‭
 Christian Zionists can use this to defend their “Jews are still the chosen people” belief. A Christian Zionist could say “what’s wrong with Jews being the chosen people? Doesn’t it say that God chooses people according to his own purposes?” God does choose people according to his own purposes and God did choose the Jews according to his own purposes. In the Old Testament, God guided the Jews and made promises to them and in the New Testament, these promises were fulfilled with the coming of Jesus Christ who came from the Jewish people and shared the truth to both Jews and Gentiles. And now, both Jews and Gentiles can become chosen by becoming believers. All these promises have been fulfilled, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the oppression and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, the destruction of the beautiful country of Palestine is not something God supports. The next few passages in Romans 9:17-23 is about how God shows his mercy to people. Romans 9:24-29 talks more about Jews and Gentiles: “And we are among those whom he selected, both from the Jews and from the Gentiles. Concerning the Gentiles, God says in the prophecy of Hosea, ‘Those who were not my people, I will now call my people. And I will love those whom I did not love before.’ And, ‘Then, at the place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’’ And concerning Israel, Isaiah the prophet cried out, ‘Though the people of Israel are as numerous as the sand of the seashore, only a remnant will be saved. For the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth quickly and with finality.’ And Isaiah said the same thing in another place: ‘If the Lord of Heaven’s Armies had not spared a few of our children, we would have been wiped out like Sodom, destroyed like Gomorrah.’” Prophecies in the Old Testament, the Jewish scriptures, talk about how Gentiles will become God’s people. So when talking about prophecies in the Old Testament about Israel, we must acknowledge that the Old Testament has prophecies about Gentiles becoming the chosen people of God. The reason only a remnant of the Jews shall be saved is because the majority of the Jews rejected Jesus. This shows how God always had a plan to bring both Jew and Gentile one in Christ. After this, Romans 9 moves on to a new section called “Israel’s unbelief”. In this section, it shows how following the law doesn’t make you right with God and only faith can make you right with God. “What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place. But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded. Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path. God warned them of this in the Scriptures when he said, ‘I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. But anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.’” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭30‬-‭33‬ ‭
 Following the law doesn’t make you a true member of God’s people, faith does. That’s why God chose Abraham, not because of his works but because of his faith. That’s why Jesus came, so people could be saved by faith and not by works. After this passage, Romans 9 finishes and we then turn the page to Romans 10. ~Romans 10~ We open Romans 10 with Paul talking about how the Jews have a love for God but have a “misdirected zeal” as Paul put it. “Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭4‬ ‭
 The Jewish people do indeed want to follow God but in this passage of the Bible, the Jews have been misdirected on how exactly to follow God. Christian Zionists could say that since Paul wants Israel to be saved, that could somehow support their pro-Israel agenda when in reality, Paul is just saying how bad he feels for the people of Israel and how they rejected God. It says “For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God”. Jesus came so we could be made right with God, Jew or Gentile. Romans 10 moves on to a new section called “Salvation is for everyone”, and notice how it says everyone and not just the Jews. In this New section, it says ‘If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.’ Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. For ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭9‬-‭13‬ ‭
 As I said, the New Testament makes it crystal clear that being a Jew doesn’t automatically make you right with God, neither does it make you chosen by God. Neither your works nor your ethnicity can make you right with God, only faith. Despite this, Christian Zionists continue to support Israel, the oppressor, and stand against Palestine, the oppressed. This is also a contradiction with scripture because in the New Testament, we see Jesus standing up for the oppressed. “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!’ But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, ‘Lord, who has believed our message?’ So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. But I ask, have the people of Israel actually heard the message? Yes, they have: ‘The message has gone throughout the earth, and the words to all the world.’ But I ask, did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God said, ‘I will rouse your jealousy through people who are not even a nation. I will provoke your anger through the foolish Gentiles.’ And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God, saying, ‘I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.’ But regarding Israel, God said, ‘All day long I opened my arms to them, but they were disobedient and rebellious.’” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭14‬-‭21‬ ‭
 Israel rebelled and to this day, God is still trying to save them because God remains faithful. In fact, there is no human being on earth that God is not trying to bring to faith, not a single human being. Jew or Gentile. Israeli or Palestinian. Greek or Turkish. Armenian or Azerbaijani. Indian or Pakistani. North Sudanese or South Sudanese. Ethiopian or Eritrean. Saudi or Yemeni. Any race, nationality or ethnicity on earth, God is trying to save all of them and God cares for all of them. God loves everyone. After this, the book of Romans goes on to a new chapter, Romans 11. This chapter starts off with the title “God’s mercy on Israel”. This chapter is probably most used by Christian Zionists to support their agenda. “I ask, then, has God rejected his own people, the nation of Israel? Of course not! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham and a member of the tribe of Benjamin. No, God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning. Do you realize what the Scriptures say about this? Elijah the prophet complained to God about the people of Israel and said, ‘Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.’ And do you remember God’s reply? He said, ‘No, I have 7,000 others who have never bowed down to Baal!’” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭4‬ ‭
 After all we have read, about how God accepts Jew and Gentile and how salvation is for everyone, Romans 11:1-4 comes up, trying to tell us that God still cares for the people of Israel and has not rejected them. When it says “No, God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning.” It is simply saying that the Israelites were the first people chosen (“chosen from the very beginning”) and God has not rejected the first people who followed and worshipped God. Notice how it does not say, “God has not rejected the people of Israel because they are still chosen”, it says “God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning.” Meaning that God hasn’t abandoned the first people who accepted him even though they rejected him. In the Greek translation, “οὐκ ἀπώσατο ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ὃν προέγνω.” Means “God did not forsake his people before me” and it refers to the people of Israel as “his people” because they were the first people to come to faith, the first people of God. They aren’t the only people of God and they aren’t the people who are chosen above others now, they are just the first people to come to faith. This passage of the Bible is trying to clarify that God did not abandon the Israelites or reject them but just because God didn’t reject them doesn’t mean they are chosen above anybody else. Jews were the first people of God, they aren’t the only people of God and since there are other people of God who aren’t Israeli, that means all people of God, Jew or Gentile are chosen. “It is the same today, for a few of the people of Israel have remained faithful because of God’s grace—his undeserved kindness in choosing them. And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved. So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have—the ones God has chosen—but the hearts of the rest were hardened. As the Scriptures say, ‘God has put them into a deep sleep. To this day he has shut their eyes so they do not see, and closed their ears so they do not hear.’ Likewise, David said, ‘Let their bountiful table become a snare, a trap that makes them think all is well. Let their blessings cause them to stumble, and let them get what they deserve. Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and let their backs be bent forever.’ Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves. Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God’s offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it. I am saying all this especially for you Gentiles. God has appointed me as the apostle to the Gentiles. I stress this, for I want somehow to make the people of Israel jealous of what you Gentiles have, so I might save some of them. For since their rejection meant that God offered salvation to the rest of the world, their acceptance will be even more wonderful. It will be life for those who were dead! And since Abraham and the other patriarchs were holy, their descendants will also be holy—just as the entire batch of dough is holy because the portion given as an offering is holy. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be, too. But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root. ‘Well,’ you may say, ‘those branches were broken off to make room for me.’ Yes, but remember—those branches were broken off because they didn’t believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don’t think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭5‬-‭20‬ ‭
 The majority of the Israelites rejected Jesus and only a small amount of the Israelites actually accepted Jesus. The ones that didn’t accept Jesus were broken off from Abraham’s tree and the Gentiles who accepted Jesus replaced them. The reason Paul wants to make the Jews jealous was because Paul was a Jew who cares for his people and since the Gentiles were accepting Jesus and receiving all of God’s gifts, Paul hoped that the Jews would see this, become jealous and accept Jesus as well. We Gentiles are warned not to brag about we replaced the Jews who haven’t accepted Jesus (yet). This is not to say that Gentiles replaced the Jews, only the Jewish and Gentile believers are allowed to be part of Abraham’s tree. It’s just that the majority of Jews haven’t accepted Jesus and therefore, were cut off from Abraham’s tree, not because they were Jewish but because they didn’t accept Jesus. To prove this, let’s look at the next part of Romans 11. “For if God did not spare the original branches, he won’t spare you either. Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off. And if the people of Israel turn from their unbelief, they will be grafted in again, for God has the power to graft them back into the tree. You, by nature, were a branch cut from a wild olive tree. So if God was willing to do something contrary to nature by grafting you into his cultivated tree, he will be far more eager to graft the original branches back into the tree where they belong.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭
 God will still accept the Jewish people and put them back on the tree of Abraham as he put us (the Gentiles believers and the Jewish believers) on the tree of Abraham. And even the Gentile unbelievers, if they were to accept Jesus, they would be grafted into the tree of Abraham. Any unbeliever, Jew or Gentile, can become a believer and be grafted into the tree of Abraham. Romans 11 moves on to “God’s mercy is for everyone”, notice how it says everyone and not just the Jews. “I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ. And so all Israel will be saved. As the Scriptures say, ‘The one who rescues will come from Jerusalem, and he will turn Israel away from ungodliness. And this is my covenant with them, that I will take away their sins.’” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬-‭27‬ ‭
 Everyday, more and more Gentiles are coming to faith and according to the Bible, once the full number of Gentiles have come to faith, Israel shall be saved as well. “Many of the people of Israel are now enemies of the Good News, and this benefits you Gentiles. Yet they are still the people he loves because he chose their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬-‭29‬ ‭
 Christian Zionists can use this to support their agenda by saying “since God’s gifts and his call can never been withdrawn, that would mean the promise that the Jews would possess the Holy Land can’t be withdrawn”, it wasn’t. As I said many times throughout this book, God did not cancel his promises to the Jews, he already fulfilled them. If I promise you that I will give you 20$ tomorrow so you could go buy food for the entire family, and then tomorrow I keep my promise and then you come back with the food and we all finished eating dinner, my promise was fulfilled. In the same way, the land was promised to the Jews so the Messiah, Jesus, who was a Jew, could come from the Jewish nation to spread the truth and now both Jew and Gentile can be saved. This was the purpose of the promise given to the Jews, and this purpose was fulfilled. This war is a result of human greed and yes, God talks about war happening in Israel, doesn’t mean that he wants the war to happen. God’s gifts to the Jews were not withdrawn, they were fulfilled. It says that the Jews are still the people God loves and this is true, this does not mean that the Jews are chosen, this simply means they are the people God loves. God also loves the Gentiles. The reason Paul says that the Jews are still the people God loves is because the Jews rejected Jesus and Paul wanted to make it clear that despite their rejection, God still loves and cares for the Jewish people. “Once, you Gentiles were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against him, God was merciful to you instead. Now they are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that they, too, will share in God’s mercy. For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.” 
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭30‬-‭36‬ ‭
 God’s desire is for all Jews and Gentiles to worship and accept God. 
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2023.06.03 22:55 CZ_Dragonforce Is Northern Lexington Safe?

Hey all, my family is thinking of moving to Lexington KY and we’re looking at the Griffin Gate area. My friend suggested that we live near the Masterson Station or Griffin Gate, so I figured it’s safe. One of the apartments there is a bit west of Griffin Gate and it’s fairly new and it looks great.
I just want to know if I should be aware of anything dangerous, like crimes and such. Is Lexington safe up north? I’m not planning to be in the city or in any of its districts. I’m just mostly concerned I’ll be mugged/assaulted/hate-crimed. To preface, I’m an Asian woman, and I know that where I am isn’t super diverse. My friend told me to avoid Nicholasville Road due to high traffic.
As a note, I grew up in the Fairfield/Cincinnati area in Ohio. By comparison, is Lexington safer than Cincinnati?
I’d appreciate all and any advice, thank you!!
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2023.06.03 22:54 TigersBot The Tigers fell to the White Sox by a score of 2-1 - Sat, Jun 03 @ 02:10 PM EDT

Tigers @ White Sox - Sat, Jun 03

Game Status: Final - Score: 2-1 White Sox

Links & Info

1 McKinstry - RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .279 .387 .429
2 Báez, J - SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .226 .270 .317
3 Baddoo - LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .360 .375
4 Torkelson - 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .234 .316 .356
5 Haase - C 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .224 .290 .306
6 Maton, N - DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .166 .291 .310
7 Short - 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .277 .370 .489
8 Schoop, J - 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .205 .278 .261
9 Marisnick - CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250
Totals 32 1 3 0 4 11 14
BATTING: 3B: McKinstry (1, Cease). TB: Marisnick; Maton, N; McKinstry 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Maton, N; Báez, J; Marisnick. Team RISP: 0-for-6. Team LOB: 6.
1 Anderson, Ti - SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .268 .305 .315
2 Benintendi - LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .271 .328 .352
3 Robert Jr. - CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .251 .306 .502
4 Jiménez, E - RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .258 .318 .433
5 Moncada - 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .245 .297 .382
6 Vaughn - 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .257 .336 .440
1-Gonzalez - 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .224 .432
7 Grandal - C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256 .328 .388
8 Sheets - DH 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .236 .314 .423
9 Andrus - 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .276 .250
a-Burger - 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .266 .314 .594
Totals 32 2 4 0 2 10 14
White Sox
a-Struck out for Andrus in the 8th. 1-Ran for Vaughn in the 8th.
BATTING: TB: Anderson, Ti; Benintendi 2; Vaughn. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, Ti. SAC: Gonzalez. Team RISP: 0-for-3. Team LOB: 6.
Tigers Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Lorenzen 7.0 2 1 1 0 6 0 85-58 3.21
Foley 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 15-11 1.50
Lange 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 15-11 1.11
Cisnero (L, 2-1) 0.2 0 1 0 1 0 0 16-11 3.00
Totals 9.2 4 2 1 2 10 0
White Sox Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Cease 5.1 2 1 1 3 6 0 99-62 4.63
Middleton 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8-6 1.33
Hendriks 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17-9 9.00
Santos 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 12-9 2.12
Graveman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-5 2.55
López, R (W, 1-4) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14-7 5.19
Totals 10.0 3 1 1 4 11 0
Game Info
WP: Lorenzen 2; Cisnero; Cease 2.
IBB: Sheets 2 (by Foley, by Cisnero).
HBP: Burger (by Cisnero).
Pitches-strikes: Lorenzen 85-58; Foley 15-11; Lange 15-11; Cisnero 16-11; Cease 99-62; Middleton 8-6; Hendriks 17-9; Santos 12-9; Graveman 6-5; López, R 14-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lorenzen 6-2; Foley 0-0; Lange 1-0; Cisnero 2-0; Cease 4-3; Middleton 1-0; Hendriks 0-1; Santos 1-0; Graveman 1-1; López, R 1-1.
Batters faced: Lorenzen 23; Foley 5; Lange 4; Cisnero 4; Cease 20; Middleton 2; Hendriks 3; Santos 4; Graveman 3; López, R 4.
Umpires: HP: Cory Blaser. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Carlos Torres. 3B: Jansen Visconti.
Weather: 79 degrees, Sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, L To R.
First pitch: 1:10 PM.
T: 2:42.
Att: 24,674.
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field.
June 3, 2023
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 4 Yoan Moncada strikes out swinging. 1-0 CWS
Top 6 Javier Baez strikes out swinging. 1-1
Bottom 10 Wild pitch by pitcher Jose Cisnero. Yoan Moncada scores. 2-1 CWS
Team Highlight
CWS Bullpen availability for Chicago, June 3 vs Tigers (00:00:07)
DET Bullpen availability for Detroit, June 3 vs White Sox (00:00:07)
CWS Fielding alignment for Chicago, June 3 vs Tigers (00:00:11)
DET Michael Lorenzen's outing against the White Sox (00:00:25)
CWS Andrew Vaughn's sliding tag (00:00:10)
CWS Dylan Cease gets out of jam (00:00:07)
CWS Benintendi scores on wild pitch (00:00:20)
DET Zach McKinstry's triple (00:00:26)
DET McKinstry scores on wild pitch (00:00:22)
CWS Breaking down Dylan Cease's pitches (00:00:08)
CWS Dylan Cease strikes out 6 (00:01:04)
CWS Liam Hendriks strikes out Short (00:00:19)
DET Michael Lorenzen strikes out 6 (00:00:43)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E LOB
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 6
White Sox 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 6


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2023.06.03 22:52 Seven_Over_Four Laptop for streaming/Google docs that has chargers for sale in both EU and NA (600 euros/850 CAD)

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:
600 euros or 850 CAD
Are you open to refurbs/used?
Yes, if anyone has sites they recommend, but would prefer new.
How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?
Build quality, battery life, performance, form factor.
How important is weight and thinness to you?
Not incredibly.
Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
Thirteen inches or bigger.
Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
I play Tetris a lot but I don't think that counts.
If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?
Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?
No finger-print reader, at least two USB drive slots. I need a laptop that has chargers that I can buy for both EU and North America.
Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
The people who answer these are angels.
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2023.06.03 22:51 ParkNflushed Can someone help me figure out the name of the song that plays in the Gerudo Desert?

It’s played when you first make it to the Gerudo Desert. The only places I can find where it plays currently is at the North Gerudo Ruins and West Gerudo Underground Ruins. It sounds very similar to the track “Gerudo Village Unsolved” but it’s not the same.
It’s my favorite track in the game and I’m having a hard time finding it. The track itself is very calming and it played when you first explored the desert. Once you’ve cleared the area it only plays in certain areas.
If anyone could locate the song I would really appreciate it!
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2023.06.03 22:49 CoffeeDrinker82 Certified Boone Moment

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2023.06.03 22:48 thrive12 Weather and time widgets

I have tried 2 different generic weather apps in SL widget config (Today and NOAA). SL widgets are returning the wrong temp. Widgets are either returning temp from SL default weather source or possibly the forecast high instead of current live temp. Anyone else experiencing this? Known problem? Any workaround?
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2023.06.03 22:48 PostReplyKarmaRepeat Defending the Draft: Detroit Lions

Brad Holmes is a wizard. What he has done as the Detroit GM in just 3 years has been a playoff push away from being quite remarkable, especially considering the context of succeeding prior general manager Bob Quinn which ended in typical Lions losing fashion. Brad Holmes would immediately come out swinging and first transaction as general manager was trading longtime franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two first round picks, a third round pick, and quarterback Jared Goff. At the time, it was bittersweet for fans, as Stafford was the practically the lone bright spot in the last decade (outside of Megatron), but the haul they got in return was at least something. Stafford was injured and already likely leaving to chase a Super Bowl and Detroit was going into full rebuild mode so Detroit fans were just happy with what they could get. Brad ended up hiring a one time Head Coach, Dan Campbell. A pick made purely on the potential he would be able to change the culture with his grind it out, Football attitude Campbell was known for. All in all, it was business as usual for Detroit as they begin yet another rebuild....

Oh parity in sports.... You never cease to amaze us....
Somehow and someway, In Holmes' first draft, Penei Sewell falls to Detroit at #7 and the Lions draft room goes bananas on camera! At the time we did not know it, but Detroit just landed their future Pro Bowl leader in the trenches. In round 4, the Lions scoop a literal Sun God in Amon-Ra St. Brown. Little did we all know the impact both of these players would have today. Both players are arguably top 10 in their position.
Fast forward to 2022 and the Lions are coming off one of the most promising 3-13-1 seasons that you could ever ask for. The team and coaches have bought in to Dan Campbell's grind it out style of Football. The culture seemed to finally be changing and it felt like Jared Goff turning into a solid Stafford replacement, despite being considered a throw on by most in the Stafford trade.
The 2022 draft Brad Holmes' statement to the NFL. It does not matter where you take guys. If you know how to evaluate talent, you go for YOUR guys and you can be successful. Holmes was able to draft Aiden Aiden Hutchinson at #2 (some say he should have been #1), Jameson Williams (best receiver in the draft at 12 via trade), Kerby Joseph (who picked off Aaron Rodgers THREE TIMES IN ONE GAME!), and drafted James Houston and Malcolm Rodriguez in the 6th round. Both players are looking like future defensive stars. Dare I say the best 6th round success since the Pats drafted TB12? Don't @ me lol
The Lions followed up the draft with a MUCH improved 2022, landing a 9-8 winning record and going 8-2 in their final 10 games. Jared Goff is looking like the guy who took the Rams to the Superbowl, every position has young talent and this upcoming 2023 draft is looking like it could seriously push the Lions into serious playoff contention if the cards are played correctly.

Key Offseason Additions:
CB Cameron Sutton -- Signed to three-year, $33 million contract
CB Emmanuel Moseley -- Signed to one-year, $6 million contract.
RB David Montgomery -- Signed to three-year, $18 million contract
OL Graham Glasgow -- Signed one-year, $4.5 million contract
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson -- Signed to one-year, $8.5 million contract
WR Marvin Jones -- Signed to one-year, $3 million contract

Key Offseason Losses:
Safety DeShon Elliott -- Signed to one-year, $1.77 million contract with Dolphins.
Running back Jamaal Williams -- Signed to three-year, $12 million contract with Saints.
WR DJ Chark -- Signed to one-year, $5 million deal with Panthers.

Round 1: No. 12 (from CLE through HOU and ARI) – Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
Flashback! Remember that Stafford trade where they got got the Rams draft pick? You know that pick that was supposed to be in the upper 20s because LA is so good and are coming off winning a Super Bowl? Yea, well they sucked.... Somehow they sucked so bad that that pick turned into the number 6th overall pick.
Odds makers had the Lions grabbing Devon Witherspoon as their secondary was a big need. However when Seattle took him at 5, who knew what would follow? Well, the last thing fans expected.... The Lions ended up passing on Tyree Wilson, Jalen Carter, AND Bijan Robinson by trading down to 12 to take Alabama running back, Jahmyr Gibbs. Hindsight is 2020, but reports now show the Lions wanted Jahmyr over Bijan, which means Holmes and co. got THEIR guy.

Immediately fans realized the inevitable. Fan favorite and oft injured running back, DeAndre Swift, was going to be cut or traded. Almost immediately they traded D'Andre Swift and a 7th round pick for the Saints' 2025 fourth-round pick and a 2023 7th round pick.

This pick is exactly why you and I are sitting on the couch and Brad Holmes gets paid the big bucks. "HoW cAn YoU dRaFt a RuNnInG BaCk ThAt hIgH". Well, the dude is a straight up baller. If I asked you who led Alabama in receiving last year you would probably say some 5 star Wide Receiver. It was Gibbs. Gibbs is being compared Alvin Kamara in the way he can run and catch. He was listed as running a 4.36 at the combine. Gibbs transferred to Alabama last season after spending the first two seasons of his career at Georgia Tech. He carried the ball 151 times for the Crimson Tide in 2022, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and scoring seven touchdowns. He also caught 44 passes for 444 yards and three catching scores. With the departure of Swift and the newly acquired bowling ball back in Montgomery, Gibbs is going to be an immediate impact as a "weapon" and less of a conventional running back. The thunder and lightning combo the Lions will have will be fun to watch behind their top 5 O Line.


Round 1: No. 18 – Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
"HoW cAn YoU dRaFt a RuNnInG BaCk ThAt hIgH" made sense with the Gibbs pick, but drafting a Linebacker at 18 with other glaring needs like lineman and secondary left Lions fans a bit puzzled by this pick. It hurt a little less when you remember this was their 2nd pick in the first round. Also, many people had Jack Campbell on their board for later in the draft so in terms of liking a guy for who they are, very few people are against this pick. But like I said before, Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell go after guys they have faith in. Until they screw up, fans cant complain too much!
But who is this guy and what makes him so good? Well if you care about RAS or "Relative Athletic Score" Jack is outstanding. He scored a 9.98 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 6 out of 2600 LB from 1987 to 2023. He possesses rare athleticism for being 6-5 and that allows him to be exceptional in coverage. PFF rated him as the highest coverage grade since 2018 Devin White at LSU. He also has great leadership skills as he was Iowa's team captain and won Big10 Defensive Player of the year.
Jack Campbell is going to join a much improving linebacking core that is led by team captain Alex Anzalone and 2nd year stars Malcolm Rodriguez and James Houston. The Lions will likely play him on the outside because off his athleticism but I am certain he will be moved all around the field.


Round 2: No. 34 (from ARI) – Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
This is getting a bit out of hand for the Lions fans that appreciate positional value when you draft. Clearly Holmes has totally thrown conventional wisdom out of the window. However, tight end IS a need. Of all of the positional units Tight End is probably the weakest. In 2022 the Lions trotted Brock Wright, James Mitchell, and Shane Zylstra....WHOOOO?!?! Exactly...they needed help. Outside of when they took him, most pundits are pretty happy about this pick. Not only did the Lions get their second Iowa captain, but Sam might have landed the best tight end in the entire class.

With LaPorta, the Lions get a player that can do a variety of things. He can play in the slot, in-line or even out wide. This is EXTRA important when you remember that Jameson Williams is suspended for 6 games due to gambling. During his career at Iowa, he had 513 snaps in-line and 304 snaps out of the slot (per PFF). It really wouldn’t be surprising if LaPorta walks into Detroit and earns the starting tight end spot. He has the talent to do it and by being the 34th overall pick, there is going to be some high expectations for him.


Round 2: No. 45 (from DET) – Brian Branch, S, Alabama
For the first time all draft it felt like a player fell to Detroit and they werent reaching for their guy (for better or worse). At 45, the Lions were already drafting their 4th player and wasnt even the end of the 2nd round. Scouts said that Branch was one of the safest picks in the draft due to his lack of a jarring weakness. Branch is siad to have extremely high football IQ which led him to play all around the defense for the Crimson Tide. Branch has primarily handled nickel coverage, but has the range and instincts for single-high or split safety looks. He’s quick, fast and strong with the ability to match up with shifty slots, bigger possession receivers and pass-catching tight ends. Branch is also tough and gritty which makes himu a perfec fit for this Lions team. He has a nose for the ball and is capable of making game-changing plays. He had two interceptions and two forced fumbles during his freshman season at Bama.
Branch made headlines on draft day to be the only guy to stay into day 2 in the greenroom as he was projected to go in the first round. I think that shows how much he cares about this opportunity and has his heart in it.
Also, Branch as a great opportunity to learn from newly acquired Safety, Chauncy Gardner-Johnson who is one of the best young safeties in the league.


Round 3: No. 68 (from DEN) – Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
You ever feeling a little uncomfortable and then you let out a massive fart and all of your uneasiness washes away? Yea, well thats the feeling Lions fans got when they landed Hendon Hooker with the 68th pick. QB wasnt a terrible need, but once we got him, a sense of relief was felt across the fanbase. When the Lions ended up getting Goff in the Stafford trade, it was sort of unsaid that Goff was just the bridge before they draft a QB of the future. However Goff has played way better than expectations and less and less fans are calling for a replacment. So, instead of using one of their first round picks on a QB, they waited and got a guy with first round updside! Now, they are in a much more confortable position at QB with a very solid back up.
The Lions used the 68th pick in order to take the former Tennessee quarterback. The pick came just before the Rams and Raiders were scheduled to pick and been teams have been seen as possible landing spots for a quarterback in this year’s draft. Hooker is recovering from a torn ACL, but his doctor recently informed teams that he is expected to be ready to go by the first week of the regular season. With Jared Goff in place as the starter in Detroit, there won’t be any need for Hooker to rush back for what will likely be a redshirt season if all goes according to plan in Detroit.
This pick was safe, exciting, and sets the Lions up with a solid back up QB. The first time that they can say that since they had Shaun Hill.

Round 3: No. 96 (from ARI) – Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

Before the draft, a need that was discussed as a hole in the Lions defense was interior line. They got their big boy in the middle with nose tackle, Brodric Martin. After starting his career at North Alabama, Martin transferred to Western Kentucky to play his final two seasons at the FBS level. Since 2021, Martin has played in 26 total games, and has managed to contribute 62 total tackles to the Western Kentucky cause. He’s piled up six tackles for-loss as well as four sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. This move with help the Lions run defense that ranked 4th to last in the NFL last year.

It is no surprise that winning is won in the trenches. The Lions have done a great job of drafting players to build out this line with the likes of Alim McNeill, Isaiah Buggs, and John Cominsky, but with big interior guys like Martin, they usually operate best in a rotation. This move should be huge in terms of depth and opening up even more opportunities for Aiden Hutchison to get to the QB.
This move didn't feel flashy, but it felt needed.

Round 5: No. 152 – Colby Sorsdal, OL, William & Mary

The Lions had to finally wait a bit before this pick due to moving around in the draft and trading away their pick round 4. They elected to add depth to their O-Line by taking Colby Sorsdal out of William and Mary. Sometimes its fun being the big fish in the small pond. Sorsdal started in all 46 games he appeared in during his five-year stint at William & Mary. He spent the duration of his college career at Right Tackle. Sorsdal is the first Tribe player to be drafted since 2016, when the Chicago Bears selected safety DeAndre Houston-Carson in the sixth round.
Serving as an offensive co-captain and starting all 13 games at Right Tackle, Sorsdal anchored an offensive line that helped the Tribe rank third in total rushing offense and fourth in fewest sacks allowed. Behind one of the best offensive line units in the country, the Tribe accumulated an 11-2 record and won the CAA Conference Championship for the first time since 2015.
He will be joining a elite O-line led by Penei Sewell, Frank Ragnow and Taylor Decker. Colby wont start, but he will add in needed depth for a team that's success will only goes as far as their line will take them.

Round 7: No. 219 (from HOU through MIN via PHI) – Antoine Green, WR, North Carolina
With the Lions last pick in a very intense draft, they selected Wide Receiver, Antoine Green out of UNC. Most projected Antoine to be signed to a team after the draft so it is a but of a peculiar pick. In the late 7th round, you are just hoping to take a flier on a guy and hoping they pan out.
The 6-foot-3, 199-pound receiver impressed Detroit's coaching staff at the East-West Shrine Bowl, and has the opportunity to compete for playing time his rookie season. According to NFL Draft Bible, Green is a "technically sound, fluid athlete that can give you a little bit of everything as a wide receiver. Green runs routes, it is as if he is attacking his defender rather than going about his route without considering what the defense is doing. Green has a good release off the line of scrimmage and does not get held up too much when facing press coverage. He uses his hands well to reduce contact against the press and accelerate off the line. He analyzes coverages well and makes quick decisions on how to break down his defender throughout his route. He can read zone defenses and has a knack for finding spaces to make himself an easier target."
With Jameson Williams missing 6 games to start the year, there is an opportunity for Green to poach snaps away from anyone not named Amon-Ra or Marvin Jones. There is also a chance he doesn't make it out of camp. Unlikely, but we will see.


The 2023 NFL draft for the Detroit Lions was a resounding success. They were able to draft 6 times....BEFORE THE FOURTH ROUND!! The extra picks allowed Detroit to really control the draft and move around in a way to get the guys they wanted. They did not care about who they got and when. They just simply got the guys they wanted. After reflecting on its entirety, they landed a lot of great talent. They were able to add a player at every single positional unit and several will end up starting and making an immediate impact.

Look, the Lions are going to Lions so hold your breath a little longer, however Brad Holmes and Jack Campbell have really turned this franchise around and are making them a legit playoff contender. Right now the Lions are favored to win the NFC North for the first time since god knows when. I am projecting a record of 12 and 5 and a NFL North Division Win.

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2023.06.03 22:47 mstrlaw Amazon and Google fund anti-abortion lawmakers through complex shell game Blue-chip companies gave to Republican group funneling money to lawmakers who overturned abortion-ban veto in North Carolina

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2023.06.03 22:46 calebplaysgames 25 [M4F] Nebraska/USA/NA - Looking for my Player 2

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
DISCLAIMER: I would prefer someone who is in USA or North America but I may be open to outside of the continent under certain circumstances.
I hope you're all having a fantastic day, and sorry for the cringy title I just thought it fit considering I'm watching a Harry Potter movie right now LOL.
About me:
My name is Caleb, I'm 25 years old, and I'm mostly looking for a relationship!! I have a full time job in telecommunications, in my free time I like to play video games, watch tv/movies, and spend time with friends and family when possible.
What I'm looking for:
Well as stated above, I am looking for a relationship partner. In a partner, I want someone who is a great communicator as I believe communication is the #1 most important thing in a healthy relationship, someone who is kind/caring, someone who is patient, and last but certainly not least, someone who has a good sense of humor and a bubbly personality to match mine lol.
Sorry this post was very straight to the point! I wanted to make it somewhat short so you're not reading an entire novel haha! If I sound at all interesting please feel free to shoot me a DM and we can chat from there :) I would love to get to know all of you and see where it goes!
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2023.06.03 22:46 calebplaysgames 25 [M4F] USA - Looking For the Hermione to my Ron :)

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
DISCLAIMER: I would prefer someone who is in USA or North America but I may be open to outside of the continent under certain circumstances.
I hope you're all having a fantastic day, and sorry for the cringy title I just thought it fit considering I'm watching a Harry Potter movie right now LOL.
About me:
My name is Caleb, I'm 25 years old, and I'm mostly looking for a relationship!! I have a full time job in telecommunications, in my free time I like to play video games, watch tv/movies, and spend time with friends and family when possible.
What I'm looking for:
Well as stated above, I am looking for a relationship partner. In a partner, I want someone who is a great communicator as I believe communication is the #1 most important thing in a healthy relationship, someone who is kind/caring, someone who is patient, and last but certainly not least, someone who has a good sense of humor and a bubbly personality to match mine lol.
Sorry this post was very straight to the point! I wanted to make it somewhat short so you're not reading an entire novel haha! If I sound at all interesting please feel free to shoot me a DM and we can chat from there :) I would love to get to know all of you and see where it goes!
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2023.06.03 22:46 _Delta3_ Should I get into Arma 3?

Background: I have played and enjoy games like Squad but I'm looking for a game with better teamwork and combined arms.
I've been looking at Arma 3 for a while and I'm considering getting it and some DLC (Apex and the content packs(Jets, Helis, Marksman) not SOG Prarie Fire etc.). How easy is it to find a group or a good community? I don't have any friends that play or are interested in playing Arma but I don't want to play alone the entire time. I'd rather not make my own scenarios/host my own game but I do want to play with others. Is it easy to find a servegroup that are welcoming to new players? (US North East)
Any advice on DLC is also welcome.
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2023.06.03 22:46 Poore2271 Pinedale/surrounding Housing??

I currently live in North Carolina and just received a job offer with the Bureau of Land Management in Pinedale, WY. My wife and I are weighing the pros and cons before I accept the position. The big con for Pinedale, is housing! I’m willing to commute up to 1.5 hours to work. Me, my wife and almost 2 year old are very outdoorsy. I hunt (very excited for this in Wyoming), fish and hike (wife and son also enjoy hiking). Some things we are trying to figure out: 1. What are some neighborhoods we should be looking at? (We aren’t going to buy some millionaires retirement home, but we do want a nice home). 2. Has anyone built a house recently in the area? And was that cheaper than buying? 3. What are the family related activities looking like?
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2023.06.03 22:45 etho1004 Can I get career advice for a 22 year old history grad?

Hi, I'm a 22 year old university graduate living in North East England. I have a 2:1 BA (Hons) in history and soon enough, I should also have an MA also in history. Since I was about 16/17 I thought I wanted to be a teacher. Whilst doing my masters I thought I'd give teaching assistance a shot, so I tried it and hated it, I no longer want to be a teacher. Now I'm very lost as I no longer know what I want to do for a career. On top of this, my partner is pregnant and there have been complications with the baby, our nearest hospital doesn't operate on babies so my partner has to deliver at another hospital, which is roughly 65 miles from where we live. Obviously I need to start a career after the baby is born, but I'm just completely lost.
I've researched a multitude of jobs, applied for entry level jobs (to no avail) and I'm just unsure of what I want to do. I've researched what my degree is good for through websites like prospects and I've talked to the national careers service, I'm still rather lost though. I've looked into jobs like marketing, recruitment consultancy, law, and even becoming a detective in the police. Some things which I would be interested in and are somewhat relevant to my degree required different post graduate degrees, but I can't really do a further year of study because of the baby. I've looked into apprenticeships in my area which pay a decent wage, there's a few which look promising but I'm still unsure if I want to pursue them. Is anyone able to give me any advice? How can I feel less lost?
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2023.06.03 22:44 Shady_Prospector Dual Purpose Post

So this post is going to be a little bit cathartic and a little bit looking for advice...
Had an AP a few years ago. Started out pre-pandemic with that awesome NRE. Lots of chatting, flirting, and because she lived nearby, a healthy amount of in person meets. Those were augmented with a few day trips and happy hours. All was well and I felt happy and fulfilled.
Then pandemic. We both locked down with our families. Maintained communication, but cut off meets. Seemed to be weathering the storm fairly well. As things slowly opened up, we didn't really return to normal. She was reluctant, communications became a little strained, she switched jobs and the term "insanely busy" entered our lexicon. A term that, even now, drives me nuts... Eventually she broke it off. Claimed that she felt like she couldn't give me what I was looking for anymore and that, in fact, things were very good at home and she no longer really needed an affair. That last part stung, but I accepted it. I'm not one to keep doors open. Went full NC and tried to start the healing process.
Fast forward a few years and I've tried to find a new AP. Haven't really had much success. I catch myself thinking of her too much and feeling like I never really got closure. After a recent pAP fell apart, I - in a moment of weakness - messaged her...not at all expecting to hear from her. I wanted to believe that things really were good for her at home and she wasn't using that account. However, a week later, I got a very surprised response. She had wanted to surprise her son with an anonymous message and opened that account for the first time in a long while - and saw my message. We caught up, reminisced, and cleared a little of the air. She claims, in fact, that things were mostly the same at home as ever, and that she had broken up with me due to just feeling overwhelmed, "insanely busy", and unable to really juggle it all. We actually found time to meet in person and chat more. Not quite old times but nice.
Later that evening we messaged more and decided to proceed with caution. She told me she is more "insanely busy" than ever, but if I could manage expectations a bit, she would like to keep seeing where this is headed. She was concerned though about disappointing me if she could not be as engaged as I would like.
So here we are, not a week later, and I fear her reservations were correct. The first week has been a few sporadic messages (almost all starting with "I'm sorry, been insanely busy") and a few days of NC. I know she warned of this, but it hurts to accept that this probably won't work...again.
What I'm wondering is do I take the opportunity to express some things I never had the chance to do before, get a little closure, and end it? I've always felt the "insanely busy" bit was a little exaggerated and was more reflective of some narcissistic tendencies she's had towards me in the past. Do I go full NC again? Or should I try to be the bigger person, acknowledge this isn't what I want, but try to remain friends?
Help with what I probably already know what I should do....
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2023.06.03 22:44 Unique_Algae_1625 Moving from Oak Cliff to Frisco

I'm an aerospace engineer based in Oak Cliff, about 7 minutes from Bishop. I love the vibe here - energetic, diverse, tacos and coffee shops and dogs everywhere. I own 2 little houses in OC and ride my bike to BA on the reg.
I'm being lured up north by a startup who can rocketship my salary into the $200k region. This would be more money than I ever considered earning in my life. Neat.
But my experience up in The Colony/Frisco hasn't been awesome so far. Feels charmless and plastic and just-so in the areas with any kind of human density (Legacy), and unrepentantly suburby everywhere else. I'm single, no kids, and love to walk/bike to the gym, dog park, coffee shop, bars.
Are there any places in that area that I should be looking into? Any regions to avoid? Any general wisdom for me? comes 400 DMs... anyone have a good realtor?
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2023.06.03 22:43 LeslieJMercer Dwemer tips & tricks?

Hi, I've completed my Falmer revival by reuniting Skyrim under the name of Falmeris - focused on slow and meticulous rise from a one-county island through mostly stewardship.
Now I want to try myself in a Dwemeri culture run, but I seem to fail within around 10-15 years due to not being able to get myself off the ground early enough so that surrounding rulers (or my own liege) don't conquer me through sheer numbers.
At this point I tried 3 locations - all of them are one-counrt starts - north/south Morrowind and the island that belongs to the Daggerfell duchy (close to Hammerfell which in lore is closely connected to the Dwemer) and in all of them I get conquered early and the game simply ends.
The biggest issue seems to be the early focus on learning - sure, the quickly progressing development seems nice, but it leaves you at max 400-500 men in your army while AI focuses on sheer numbers, so no matter the advantage or commander skills - they just overpower me.
Another issue would be the complete randomness of the councillors you get at the start. One time I even got a chancellor with 8 diplomacy and he GAVE a neighboring ruler a Cassus Belli on my poor little island. One slip-up and suddenly your only holding gets random -20 control and you're left making 0.3 gold per month
Any tips? I don't want to start the game as a duchy or anything - not only isnt it lore friendly, but also the game gets too easy too fast.
Another thing is that with the decision to play Dwemer revival, I also started playing Ironman for the first time, so it also has a huge impact on how I play and, more importantly, how I lose
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2023.06.03 22:43 Reasonable-Math5637 Grand Canyon Trail

Hi, need advice for a day-hike trail in Grand Canyon that goes down INTO the canyon a bit. Since we just have a day, we can't do rim-to-rim, although we are experienced hikers and could handle a bit more of a challenge. We'd like the North Rim but we will be going at end of June and based on my research many roads are closed up there right now... so South Rim would also be fine. Any insight would be great. Thanks!
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2023.06.03 22:43 mufugginmanny Lawn Care Salad Bar

Any of you other nuts in North Carolina? I just purchased a home in Moyock. Naturally, the first thing I'm gonna do is scope out the yard to see what's there. I looked hard and found what looked like St Augustine in the front and back, but I had to dig around quite a bit to pull some stolons. There were a bunch of other weeds that I can't identify, along with dallisgrass and of course a little bit of wild Bermuda. I've had a Bermuda lawn before and it doesn't bother me, but I've recently been working with fescue and I love it.
Now on to my question. Has anyone done a complete renovation of a NC lawn and planted tall fescue with good success? Did you include other grasses like KBG or PRG? I'm thinking about using Scott's Southern Gold since I've had decent luck with it before. I know a lot of people go with GCI or Black Beauty, but I can't be the only lawn weirdo going with a cool season grass down here. I have about 5k sq ft of total yard measuring with the YM app. I appreciate the help.
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2023.06.03 22:43 sugakookies_and_tae How feasible is this civilization including a sect of infertile witch women?

According to the lore of my world, the first form of magic- bone witchcraft- began in a small Northern civilization with a woman who could use animal bones to craft talismans. She taught this to other women/girls and formed a matriarchal magic system that allowed their civilization to expand and conquer other smaller groups, using their primarily female witch warriors.
At some point in their expansion a "curse" (or more likely, plague) spread through the North, with one of the symptoms being infertility among the women. In order to avoid extinction, this civilization quickly expanded south and conquered other townships and nomadic groups. The Northern men took southern women as "blood wives", while the original Northern "bone wives" (now almost all infertile) maintained their roles as exclusive magic users. When these new blood wives birthed daughters with Northern men, the bone wives would "adopt" them and train them in witchcraft.
Now, hundreds of years later, there are witch clans across the continent. Each one is ruled by a sect of bone witches, but has villages of non-magical men and women. About 1 in every 5 daughters born to blood mothers will later present with infertility, and will be adopted by a witch/bone mother to join the sect and act as warriors/leaders. In some clans, the villages willingly give their daughters and the witches/blood families maintain a mutualistic relationship. In other clans, there is rising animosity as witchcraft is slowly being seen less as a distinguished honor and more as a curse. Blood parents refuse to give up their daughters and are killed as a result.
Why include this "infertility" into my magic system/worldbuilding when it seems unnecessary? I wanted to explore how the rise of a matriarchy might occur when childbirth/pregnancy is removed from the equation for certain women. This could easily have led to eradication, but the witch matriarchs were able to create a new kind of lineage- not a blood lineage, but a systemic form of adoption- and hail their infertility as a form of freedom. They gain sexual liberty and don't have to face the risks associated with childbirth, BUT are disadvantaged because they MUST rely on the children of others to preserve their culture.
Other info: There are 2 other magic systems that are less gendered. Male witches can and do exist, but have a harder time being recognized, respected, or adopted by witch mothers. While witches enjoy great sexual liberty due to no expectation of childbirth, bloodwives and their husbands live with far more rigid and traditional expectations imposed by the witches.
The truth is that pretty much anyone, not just infertile women, carries the base potential for witchcraft. However, the actual study of it is strictly limited by the bone witches. If people come to realize that anyone can become a magic user, the power of the matriarchs would be eradicated. When parents realize their daughter is infertile, it would stop being seen as an honor, and become nothing more than a disadvantage.
My questions/problems: I'm very dumb on history/biology and feel like I may be overlooking something when it comes to a disease that includes infertility. If around 1 in every 5 girls is born infertile will that cripple my population growth in a way I hadn't foreseen? Are there any other factors I should be considering, and how believable does this sound? Are there any existing stories this seems to echo too closely?

Any feedback is appreciated! I can answer clarifying questions. Thank you very much in advance!!
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