Used tires and alignment near me
deal with it
2011.03.27 05:30 odded deal with it
deal with it
2015.03.06 20:40 Trevor_Skies General Info of AZ the Comedy Scene
Arizona has been a growing place to do stand-up with plenty of places to get stage time as well as many alternative comedy shows for those seeking a new writing perspective in general. This subreddit is for those willing to graciously share new sign-up-and-go open mics in the area or any show in general. If your brave enough post your set and ask for critiques. Personally I'm not a fan of taking it too seriously but maybe thats hubris.
2013.11.16 17:30 The World of Cory
That top grossing anime for 420 years in a row
2023.03.20 22:53 Forsaken-Fill-3221 "Normal" Dry eye?
I'm a male in my 30s and a software developer which makes it even more frustrating as my job is to stare at a screen for the last 15 years.
So over the last few weeks my eyes have really been bothering me. Basic symptoms:
- Red eyes (fluctuates but actually seems the least in the morning which is odd)
- Very dry on waking (particularly one eye)
- Eyelashes all over the place (blepharitis supposedly)
- Sensitivity to light
- Slightly swollen/puffy eyelids
- Just tired eyes (haven't been sleeping well lately)
I was told it's due to dry eye / blepharitis but I did not
go to a dry eye specialist and was diagnosed by "regular" Ophthalmologists - although one of them did seem to take a tear sample or something and pretty confidently say MGD and Bleph.
I'm in NYC but it doesn't seem so easy to find a "dry eye specialist" with normal availability.
I've been trying the "classic" things in the meantime but they really don't seem to make much of a difference. I'm not even totally convinced my issues are from that as (side thread
) I am also a glaucoma suspect
but I was assured
by 2 Ophthalmologists and an Optometrist that my eye pressure is thankfully nowhere near anywhere that would cause any of those symptoms.
Using the computer really makes it worse. And I'm talking using it for like half an hour
- not 10 hours a day like I normally would. I also noticed I've definitely been grinding/clenching my teeth more (even during the day) so I kind of wonder if all that tension is bugging my eyes as well.
I've been given bacterial ointment for the blepharitis (without great instructions on how to apply it), and told to use warm compresses and drops frequently.
So I've tried at this point:
- Lid scrubs
- The bacterial ointment for a week so far
- Lots of different drops (System Complete PF seems to somewhat help - particularly if I tilt my head back I can feel the drop getting to the "top" of my eye) - most I ever did was maybe 4x a day. Even though I try the PF drops I think it's kind of nuts to use them every hour
- Warm compress (microwaveable mask) that just makes my eyes red afterwards so not sure if it's helping or making it worse - only been trying it for a few days
- Computer breaks - but again - I can't just stare at a wall all day
- Always had blue light filter apps on phone/computer
- Omega 3 supplements (2x a day)
- Splashing cold water on my face - this actually feels pretty nice
I'm honestly not even sure what I'm looking for - I think mainly:
- Does this all sound like dryeye/bleph
- What else can I be trying? It's really been "flaring" for a month only but it feels like so much longer. I've had dry eyes before but not like this - this is really affecting my ability to work a full workday on the computer (and then time for Reddit at the end :) ).
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2023.03.20 22:52 queen_above_18 Advice for treatment of "ETD" 28F
Hello, I'll be seeing an ENT next week, but until then, I was wondering if anyone has successfully treated or heard of anyone healing from ETD (at least, that's what I've been told it is).
The symptoms began about 8 months ago, a few of months after I had my wisdom teeth removed. Id developed a nasty sinus infection post-op, which turned out to have stemmed from an infected pocket in my jaw. Felt fine after this was drained, then the pressure in my ears started feeling weird a couple months later. At first it was very painful. I felt like I was to high in an airplane and couldn't pop my ears. I went on steroids for this, which helped for 2 days, then nothing. I have also used neti pots, steam, Flonase, Zyrtec... I thought Zyrtec and Flonase worked, but it seems inconsistent now.
Now I'll get slight pressure in my ears, which doesn't bother me as much anymore. The real problem is I'll randomly have severe brain fog/slight vertigo/general detachment that'll last for hours, and it's debilitating. I have no idea what the pattern is to when this occurs, or how to address it.
Is there any chance there is some infection "leftover"? Is this likely related to the sinuses? Will it ever go away? Please let me know if there's anything I could be missing. I've been researching nonstop and have considered many options, but it's hard to know where exactly I should invest my time and money.
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2023.03.20 22:52 TheSkyCrusader had a dream where I was using tinder but a set of menacing eyes would appear and stare at me in response to awful game
2023.03.20 22:52 Small_Improvement659 Worried about used range
Bought a new used model 3 in Kansas City today. Love it. I do have a concern that I’m doing something that is killing the battery. It was originally had a 260 range.
On the drive back home to Northwest Arkansas I only was able to get about 95 miles before it was super low. The wind was super strong and it said that cost me about 11 percent of a normal charge. Is this normal? Do I have a feature on that is draining the battery?
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2023.03.20 22:52 AcceptableAction7779 WTS: A+ Gareth Bull Shamwari Spiro 🌀
Up for your consideration today is a mint condition 3” Shamwari Cheka on washers from the December lotto. Spiro over travel lockside is outstanding, only reason for selling is im not the greatest at front flipping, and wish it had thumb studs. I’m atleast the second owner, but there is not a single sign of use or carry.
SV: $2050 shipped from Canada. PayPal G&S but you cover the fee. Please pm me with questions/offers. First yolo and approved PM gets it.
Thanks for looking!
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2023.03.20 22:52 dildofragginsss Got hit by a sextorion-ist recently
Met the “girl” through tinder. Immediately tried to move the conversation to Snapchat, which I obliged. Kept asking me to send photos/videos of my face and me masturbating and saying weird sexual stuff. Luckily I never included my face AND my sexual acts, but never the less they still slammed me with the request to make me pay. They found me FB page and my LinkedIn. Luckily my LinkedIn is weak and has like 3 people that follow me and something I never use. And FB is my only social media I own.
I just blocked them on Snapchat and deactivated my FB page, LinkedIn and Snapchat. I didn’t know these things existed! I honestly just figured it was some prostitute not an extortion ring. I was just bored and thought it’d be fun to sext with a stranger. Anyways, 3 days now, still haven’t had anyone I know ask why they got naked photos of me. I’m honestly impressed how elaborate this set up was. And if my acquaintances do end up getting photos of me, so be it. None of them have my face in a video stroking it.
Honestly just ignore and lay low (go off grid) if you get hit. I don’t think it’s to their advantage to follow through unless you’re like a senator or some VIP. If they leak, they just risk their operation getting caught, and since I immediately blocked and deleted everything they probably know I’m serious about not paying up. It’s scary, but have confidence in yourself and never put face and genital in same photo/video.
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2023.03.20 22:52 Hot_Data_6110 Beginners question
So I am intrested in buying some Monero but I have zero previous experience with cryptos. After diving in a ton of reddit threads and guides I have come up with this process, will this give me (somewhat) anonymous moneros?
Buy with credit card from kraken Transfer to monero wallet Transfer to other monero wallet transfer to whatever I want to use my moneros for
Any help/tips are appreciated :)
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2023.03.20 22:51 WranglerOfChaos Having trouble adjusting to new house and family members
First time poster on mobile.
I have 2 cats: spayed/neutered, indoor and litter-trained, and they get along great. The male was adopted at 4 months in 2017 and the female was adopted at about 7 months old in 2020. When I brought the female home, the male took a couple of weeks to adjust. For a long time, it was just me and my kids. The male wasn’t very hospitable towards guests (I rarely had them) while the female just usually hid.
I married my husband a couple of months ago. There are 2 dogs and an unfixed female that was inside/outside until she got pregnant. When we brought my cats over, we blocked off a large room with a bench and put their litter box, food, and water in the room to keep the dogs away and give them their quiet space.
The female has, over time, adjusted somewhat. She’s still a little skittish, but she potties where she’s supposed to and has kept her sweet disposition. She looks forward to when my oldest child is home as that’s her person. She still runs and hides from time to time from my husband and his mom that we live with. The cat that was here first hates her though. My female runs from her but is starting to stand up to her a little more. She tolerates the dogs for the most part.
My male, however, is quite ornery to put it into one word. He is totally fine with me and my kids. He hisses at my husband though unless he sees that I’m right there. Literally, he gets this look on his face like “uh oh - didn’t see you there, Mom!” He and the original cat hate each other. She had her kittens last week so we’ve contained her to one room with them with the occasional break in the garage to stretch her legs. Before she had them though, she wasn’t housebroken until I brought my cats over with their litter box. So she did occasionally potty wherever she pleased. Once she started using my cats’ box, that’s when my male cat started doing the same - something he’s NEVER done before. We know it’s not her doing the new spots because of her current situation.
It’s been a couple of months. I’m getting a cat tree and toys for them for their area. I’m wondering it cat nip would help mellow him out. When we get the mama cat spayed, will that help at all?
I love all of my fur babies very much, and my big boy is my peculiar little beast that is my shadow and has been there with me through some of the worst times of my life. Rehoming is not an option of course. But I really need him to stop voiding his bladder throughout the house. I’m just at the end of my rope and want ALL of my family to get along.
Btw, he likes my brother-in-law. Kind of fitting since neither one of them don’t particularly care for other people.
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2023.03.20 22:51 LSThrowaway2288 GPT-4 Claiming Authorship Over Everything?
I've been using GPT-4 to write a letter. I'm writing the bulk of it, and then selecting a few choice phrases to edit and include. However, when I plug it into the chat and ask if it wrote it, it always says yes, it wrote it in response to a prompt. I eventually realized that no matter what I put into the program - even things I randomly pull off the internet - it replies that yes, it wrote them.
This is a bit nerve-wracking for me, as I am writing an important letter and do not want the recipient to think that I lazily generated the text. I am using GPT-4 as an assistant while doing the work of authorship, but GPT4 seems to be taking credit. Is anyone else running into this issue?
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2023.03.20 22:51 meirav_hellinger I used Kaiber AI for my new song's music video, and the result made me super emotional!
My name is Meirav Hellinger and I am a singer songwriter from Israel. Around two weeks prior to the release of my new song, I started to feel like this super personal pop ballad song i wrote a while ago, needed an animated visual element to is.
it is like this song was asking for an animated music video, But as an indie pop musician you often find yourself need to think different and find a way to do the right thing artistically end on a budget.
So I found myself put in my trust in artificial intelligence, or as most of you call it AI.
I used kaiber AI to create this music video and the result caught me by surprise.
Hope you will find it interesting as well:)
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2dZhKtyvJY
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2023.03.20 22:51 SierraTRK P10F Trigger Opinions
Picked up a new P10F OR this weekend, and knew I was not going to like the factory trigger shoe. I ordered an Overwatch Precision Tac Trigger when I ordered the gun, and it arrived today. Install was straight forward, and while I knew it was going to take up some of the creep, I didn't realize it was going to completely eliminate it. I obviously need to shoot the gun first, but the complete lack of pre-travel has me second guessing this trigger if I am going to use it for a HD/Nightstand gun. Has anyone shot or compared the OP trigger side by side with the Apex?
Thanks in Advance!
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2023.03.20 22:51 SpookySickleMan Lost automatic grading for clips on timeline
Hi, beginner here having some trouble with my project. I know very little about color grading but I watched some tutorials and figured out how to set my project to YRGB color managed and lo and behold it worked. Trouble is, even though the footage looked nice I thought it may have recognized the wrong color space because it simply said "apple pro res" on the color page and nothing about the blackmagic pocket that I know it was shot on. So instead of leaving it as is, and god knows why I did, I tried to manually input the "correct" colorspace.. which made everything look awful. I managed to revert things to their somewhat original state but now every clip in my media pool, that has already been used on my timeline, has lost its grading completely, as if not color managed at all. As seen in the image below, new clips I drag onto the timeline still are and stay color managed but everything before that is gray again. https://preview.redd.it/4gkzllttryoa1.jpg?width=1922&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a4ab3afae16b50af614fd47dadf100e6e9ee8b7a
I tried changing the project settings to "YRGB" and back to "YRGB color managed", but nothing has changed and ctrl + z only affects my edits at this point.
Below are my color project settings. https://preview.redd.it/6vv1us1esyoa1.jpg?width=845&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=afea4ec073d9104d79a321d7574f6a945cd78bf8
And as you can see here, I applied no grading to the correct looking footage. https://preview.redd.it/trkqluwfsyoa1.jpg?width=957&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8b9dfa169497f6e1d3490ff415059242256b0153
Hope you all can help me.
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2023.03.20 22:51 Mr_Trep Explain moons to me like I qm a 5 y/o.
Hello, can anyone explain moons to me like I am a 5 year old ?
I see that I collected a few of them in my vault... How do we collect them ? Just by posting here, really ?
Are they a crypto currency ? Are they worth anything ?
If so, can we sell them ? Like, can we move them on to an exchange and trade them ? Or, can we store them in a personnal wallet like we do with other crypto currencies ?
Most importantly, why the hype ? What is the use case anyway and why one would be willing to pay for them ?
So many questions.
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2023.03.20 22:51 doakes37 [Discussion] Showdown Top 100 Regulation C Team
If y'all remember, I posted a team I used to get top 10 with gallade a little while back. In that post, I promised to post the other team I was working on after I refined it a bit more. Unfortunately, I haven't really had any time to play at all due to school and other life events, so I never managed to get much higher than top 100 on the ladder. Still, I wanted to post the team to share and let y'all build upon it because it's pretty fun...and a bit evil.
I have two variants here. The original has glimmora and the newer version has arcanine. I had about the same amount of success with both, the major difference being that the arcanine team plays faster due to arcanine's offense. The glimmora team is slower and a bit meaner due to the toxic spike stall potential (which was a major part of my original conception of the team). The team is nowhere near perfect, and it loses to heavy offense/setup, but it's really fun when it works--takes a lot of practice to pilot though.
The main idea is pretty clear: just survive and wear down your opponent. Use perish, leech seed, toxic spikes, mortal spin, etc. to just slowly grind down the other side. I basically picked the most heinous, obnoxious, bulky pokemon I could think of and threw them together (except for dondozo because even I have standards). Once again, I hope y'all enjoy the team and improve upon it in ways that I couldn't.
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2023.03.20 22:51 EthanDragonMaster Elden Ring Rune Farms
I've been trying to use the deloading glitch in Mohgwyn Dynasty to get extra runes but every time I do it I'll fall for like forty seconds get no runes and die. Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
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2023.03.20 22:51 Phoeebs- Computer Science, but bad at maths?!
I know that many of you might have seen this question pop up multiple times, so I apologise for adding to it! I just wanted to give some context, to see if any answers would differ.
I am currently completing a Free Bootcamp about Web Development, and I am really enjoying it. It is tough, and sometimes I have Imposter Syndrome, but I really want to enjoy this process and gain the skills, so I can confidently say "I am a Software Developer, specialising in Web Development".
My interest in this Bootcamp, and programming as a whole, has made me question myself about going to University for Computer Science. I have had a look at places near me, and what I will be learning, and I like the look of it, excluding one thing: Maths!
I was never really good at Maths in high school, I passed barley, and I was in the lower sets. This makes me concerned about going into Computer Science. My mind tells me, "You can learn maths, just like you're learning web development now. You can learn anything if you have the determination and grit" My question to you guys is, is this a realistic thought? Or maybe, I should be more realistic and focus on things that don't really require maths? Should I wait a couple of years? Should I learn the basics at home?
Apologies for such long paragraphs! I want to give you as much context as I can! I would be so happy if anyone read this and gave me advice. If not, then that is 100% okay. If I have missed anything that you would like to know, if you would like any more context or if you think this is confusing for people to understand, then please let me know or ask any questions!
Thank you for reading, Phoebe :)
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2023.03.20 22:50 Icy-Conflict8398 Best Wi-Fi Router 2023
Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.
Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/
TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router
Up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Wireless Networking Security
Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)
Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.
Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.
Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router
Up to 2,700 sq. ft.
Wireless Networking Security
Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)
If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.
The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.
TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall
Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)
Wireless Networking Security
Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)
For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.
That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.
Best gaming router
Up to 2,500 sq. ft.
Wireless Networking Security
Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)
Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.
Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.
Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.
That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:50 Lenerio Should I be worried for my wheel alignment if I use 17x7 and a R17 tires for winter even though 2022 Civics sports are R18?
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2023.03.20 22:50 TheDirtySwine Need Advice! Is it normal to wait 4 months after receiving a contingent job offer?
I have found myself in a strange situation and wanted to get some advice on how to best proceed. I received a contingent job offer at the beginning of January
for a business that does consulting/contract work for other companies. We will call this business Company A.
Company A extended me a contingent offer without an official start date and suggested they would follow up with me weekly until they could confirm the start date with their client. They were pretty transparent from the beginning of the interviews and suggested that it usually takes at least 1-2 months
before they'd have a start date available since they need to negotiate their contract agreement with their client. Essentially the client agrees to pay for a set amount of consultants from Company A and they have to work out start dates based on their budget.
Well now it's been almost 4 months since I received the offer, and after escalating to Company A that this has been taking too long, they suggested that they've been having issues working out the start date with the client because the client is not communicating a clear date to them. Their client suggested it's possible that they won't be ready until May "latest". Company A says the delay is unusual for their client since they have a good business relationship with them, and they believe it's likely related to current economic conditions.
I have every reason to believe that Company A is legitimate, but I wanted to see if this was normal at all. It feels like a major red flag that it's taken this long, but I understand that it might not necessarily be in their control. Some other red flags are
- They came in $15k lower than the bottom of the range I discussed with them from the beginning (however there is $14k bonus potential, so total compensation would be at the bottom end of my range).
- They failed to negotiate at all when I tried.
- They also used to call me weekly but have resorted to email updates only after I told them that this was starting to be an unreasonable amount of time to wait.
Is there any reason to believe I'm being taken advantage of? Is this normal for contract businesses? Should I just cut my losses and treat this as a lost cause?
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2023.03.20 22:50 jessl135 Updating to Mirrorless from DSLR?
Hi guys! Hope you can help :)
I bought a Nikon D3200 DSLR waaay back in 2012. I've still been using it and have started to look into upgrading to mirrorless.
I had a quick check on MPB and my whole kit is priced at around £336 for a trade in (providing I gave them everything listed). I'm unsure what would be best to switch to though. I mainly take photos at gigs and low lit places, or in the daytime it's usually street and architecture if I'm on holiday or out somewhere. It's more a hobby so I wouldn't be looking for much higher than £650. I'd be using the money from selling my kit to offset the price a little. I'm totally looking at second hand from MPB too, as new ones are a bit too much over what I'd be looking at.
My current Nikon kit is:
Nikon D3200 DSLR body
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm 1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm 3.5-4.5G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm 4-5.6G (this is currently broken and Im in the midst of getting it fixed if keeping)
Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Nikon Fit
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
I also have a Canon kit (smaller than the above) That I'd be selling.
I'm currently looking at the Nikon Z50 (£564) and the Nikon Z30 (£609) but any cheaper options are welcome too!
I'd love to hear if anyone has any advice on anything regarding what might be best to get. I'd love a camera upgrade and the Z50 looks pretty good, but I'm unsure if/how useable my F mount lenses will be? I have seen some converters range over £150, so is there any cheaper options about? I dont have too much in the way of requirement, as it looks like anything will be a huge upgrade for me. Articulating screens are nice, but I've survived this long without one!
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2023.03.20 22:50 PepperAntique Wait, is this just GATE? (332/?)
Previous Writer's note: Short sections with updates about all kinds of people. And Vickers faces his greatest threat ever. Enjoy.
"So the last round is a four person free for all?" James asked as he saw the tournament finale.
"Yes." Amina said. "Once you've been struck seven times you'll be locked out of the fight and you'll be immobilized and shielded until it's over. Here's what's going to happen."
"So we're really not going to talk about the centaur in the room?" James asked.
"James focus." Amina said, ignoring his quip. "You, myself, and this Raend fellow are going to team up against the Glag."
"Okay so it as A... Glag?" James asked. "Glag isn't its name."
"It's both." Amina said simply. "That's neither here nor there. We need to work together to defeat the Glag or else we'll all be defeated within the first minute of the fight."
James's eyebrows furrowed at that. He looked over at the spot where the Glag(?) was standing in the corner of the room. Once again it seemed to be staring straight ahead with its mouth agape and drooling out the slurry of stone and saliva.
"That thing?" He asked. "You sure?"
"Okay." Amina said with her hands in front of her face in a prayer position as she took a deep breath. "James, that thing is a sentient variation of an earth elemental. It's faster than it looks. It's.... well... it's not SMARTER than it looks. But it is much more clever than you're probably giving it credit for. Besides which, remember what the devices on out chests are designed to signal for?"
James looked down at the small brass and crystal device. "Yeah. Hits." He said.
She poked his forehead with a finger. "Hits that would be lethal in a real fight." She reminded him. "Which for you and me means basically anything anyone in this tournament can throw at us. Now. Tell me. What's lethal for an elemental made of stone?"
"Oh." He said once he thought of the question for a moment.
"Yeah." She said. Then she made a face and her hand moved to her stomach.
James quickly looked around to see if anyone was watching, and when he saw the one other humanoid fighter in the room, presumably Raend, was busy reading a book, he turned to Amina and moved to provide her a bit of cover.
"You okay?" He asked.
Amina took several deep breaths and steeled herself a bit. "Yes. Though morning sickness is an incredibly inaccurate term."
"Need some water or something?" He asked. Then he thought of the hit she'd taken at the end of her fight with Gorna. "Say, maybe this wasn't a good idea. Having you in this tournament."
"Not a chance." She said as she spit a bit of saliva out into the nearby spittoon. "Besides. There's no way you win against that thing with only two people."
"Seriously?" James asked. "We are talking about that guy right?" He reiterated with a thumb over his shoulder as the two of them approached Raend.
Glag continued staring passively at the rack of spears that was in front of him.
Vickers had just finished talking to the owner of the building that the letter had specified, the same one he had been converted in, when he heard a familiar armored gait approaching. He folded the letter from the council and put it in his back pocket, and was walking around the wagon with the silver barbed mesh that would line the rooms for Five and Driscoll when he ran into the owner of the familiar stride pattern.
"Well. Looks like we get to-" His voice trailed off as he looked at the unexpected arrival. Then he looked up higher. "You're not Atrafar." He said with a cocked eyebrow. The hand that had just put the letter away slid up his back until it was resting on his pistol. He'd had to break off and then file down the trigger guard to be able to use it again.
"No. No I'm not." The massive, grey and white muzzled, werewolf in Outer Light armor said with a cocked eyebrow of its own.
"The council sent you?" Vickers asked. "You're overseeing the conversion?"
The wolf looked down at his armor for a moment. "Looks that way." He said. "I assume that you're Chief Anthony Vickers?"
"Yeah." The SEAL answered as the large wolf began to slowly look him up and down.
After a few moments of awkward silence the newcomer spoke up again. "Night brothers are rare. You're smaller than she makes you sound." He said as he approached the wagon and casually lifted one of the silver mesh bundles with his gauntleted hand.
Vickers donned a confused expression. "Than who makes me sound?"
"My daughter." The wolf said as it carefully walked into the building with the bundle, grabbing one of the tool bags from the side of the wagon with his empty hand. "Atrafar. I'm Outer Light Commander De'Lius Dauntless. Retired. Though I've been recalled for the next few days." He said as he disappeared into the door. "Let's get to work."
Vickers tried to bite his lip, forgetting that his new facial structure didn't exactly allow that particular expression. "Fuck." He said under his breath.
He reached over to one of the remaining bundles on the wagon and tried to lift it. It took a bit of effort, and he wasn't able to one hand it like the Commander had. But eventually he got it onto his shoulder and went inside as well.
"Fuck fuck fuuuuuuck." He said as he went inside.
Werner slowly emerged from the third and final slumber to the sight of the healing ward's ceiling.
"There she is." Said the voice of Margaret Choi. "How are you Ambassador? Are you with us?"
Werner felt the back of the bed raising a bit, putting her into a slanted seated position.
"Yeah." She said before breaking into a yawn. "How did it go?"
"Well that really depends on you." Nurse Choi said. "As far as everything on our side is concerned the procedure went off without a hitch. How do you feel?"
She thought about it for a moment. "I fell okay I guess." Then a slightly more pressing issue presented itself. "I need to pee really badly."
"Well that's good." Nurse Choi replied. "I only removed your catheter about an hour ago. So that'll be a good chance to make sure that part went well. Though I'm sure it did. Come on and stand up."
Werner did as instructed and saw the Minotaur, Shrend, standing off to the side and looking at her charts. "Healer Farstorm." She greeted him.
"Welcome back Ambassador." Shrend said with a warm smile. "Things went well. Please follow Mrs. Choi and she'll get you where you need to go."
Ten minutes later, and much more relieved, she was back in the room and undergoing tests. They ran her through a familiar gamut of motor skill, walking stability, and various cognitive tests. Nurse Choi compared the results to the records that Earth had sent over for them.
By the time they were done it was nearly night again, and Werner was hovering on the border of breaking out into tears.
"Well Ambassador." Shrend said as he and Nurse Choi looked over the results and comparisons. "I don't want to count my drakes before they hatch. But if these results mean what Mrs. Choi says they do, then I think it's been a success. I really need to work on understanding English so I can read these more easily." He joked.
"I haven't scored that well since I was in my twenties." Werner said as she fought to keep her eyes dry.
"Well hopefully it stays that way for a long time." Nurse Choi said as she placed a hand on Werner's shoulder. The other hand grabbed a towel and handed it to her. "It's okay to be happy." She whispered softly.
Werner took the advice and let herself cry for a bit. The Nurse rubbed her back a little as she slowly got herself back under control and wiped her face.
"Thank you so much." She said between sobbing bouts.
"Oh. No need for that." Shrend said. "Healing and helping people is what we do. Now let's see about getting you back to your quarters and we'll have you back tomorrow for a bit more testing."
"Okay." She said as she let the nurse help her back to her feet.
She didn't stumble, or misstep at all in the ten or so minutes it took to get back. And by the time she got there she felt like she was floating.
"You want to do what?" King Farrick asked.
"I've been ordered to restart testing on transmittal of living specimens to Earth from Petravus your majesty." Col. Muhammed said flatly. "We've set up a pressure chamber that can handle that particular issue and help them depressurize. Plus we have reason to believe that our world has become magically saturated enough that even a Petravian citizen should be able to survive the trip. Though, obviously we'll be starting with Earth citizens."
She pressed a button and a series of windows appeared on his screen, showing videos of people performing feats of strength and speed similar to what some of the Earth people in the castle were capable of now. Some of the videos showed people performing magical spells, though they were all simply, fire and wind attacks, moving earth, summoning light. Some of them showed people accidentally dealing with the carnage that some of that resulted in. There was a news segment, with Petravian subtitles put in place for him, talking about something called an "Influencer" dying after they attempted to fly over something called the Grand Canyon.
"I had assumed as much." He said after a few minutes of watching the curious footage. No matter how many times he saw them, videos amazed him. "I take it that you intend to have the Ambassador send over a few of the people we released."
"That's the long term goal." She admitted openly. "For now we intend to start with small wildlife. Rats or something equivalent. We're not looking to risk any human, or humanoid, life just yet."
"Hmm. Fair enough." He concurred. "You might be happy to know that my healers say that Ambassador Werner has emerged from her final rejuvenation session and all signs point toward a healthy recovery."
The Colonel smiled, and for the first time King Farrick thought it might have been a genuine one.
"That's excellent news." She said. "If the therapy proves fully successful, or hell even partially, that will revolutionize the medical field on our world. Did Nurse Choi take notes?"
"Extensive ones." The King said. "As did our chief healer."
"I look forward to reading them. Whenever you're willing to send them."
The King leaned forward a bit, knowing that he was at an advantage in this exchange
"Tell me." He said as he continued watching the footage that was rapidly changing on his screen. "What kind of magical trouble are the people over there causing?"
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2023.03.20 22:50 Elegant-Drummer Anyone have experience licensing TikTok for use in film & TV?
I'm working on an independent feature film right now (production country: Canada) and in the script two of the main characters view and create TikTok content, so I'm trying to figure out where to go to find TikTok policy on how to officially license their brand. The idea is that in the final film, you'll see the real TikTok app on their phones practically (instead of like a fake "dupe" that we mock up -- we want to pay to use the real thing). The content itself we want to purpose-build for the movie and license the music seperately through a music supervisor & rights holders directly.
I've been combing through the terms and haven't found anything - has anyone here done this sort of thing before? Any suggestions from those more familiar with the legal side of TikTok who could point me in the right direction?
TL;DR how do I officially put TikTok in my movie?
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