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2021.01.19 20:45 DJPaulyDstheman HowMuchWouldThisCost

A place to post dope things that people build and you wonder how much it would cost.

2015.10.22 19:15 leandroc76 Build a video editing PC the right way.

/buildapc is a great subreddit for guiding your PC build. But most do not know the "formula" per se to build a proper video editing machine. Let this be your place to learn and share the intricacies of video editing requirements.

2018.02.20 09:20 archain-india The first truly permanent information storage network, backed by a sustainable endowment.

A novel data storage blockchain protocol enabling a permanent serverless web and creating truly permanent data storage for the first time. Now data is finally permanent, low-cost, and truly censorship free.

2023.04.02 07:18 Mountain-Stock-2293 Need Help with teams for 12-3

Need Help with teams for 12-3
I’ve tried every team I could think of, but the same issue of not being able to clear earlier levels, dying and resetting too m uch to be feasible, or not dealing enough damage. Wenut is really a pain since the second half is so restrictive in viable team comps. Plus my single target options are pretty bad. Raiden national gives the best and most consistent results on the first half, but that means I don’t have a hyperbloom option for the second half (I’ve tried anemo, I can’t swirl electro consistently what with having to precast skills to time the damage window correctly). This abyss is the most restrictive abyss in a long time, so if anyone has advice it would be really appreciated!
I can provide more info (builds, teams, weapons, etc) on request. Also I’m broke after trying to level thoma and tighnari, so nothing too costly in terms of mora.
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2023.04.02 07:18 wumbologize My first Lego Minecraft Build! I'd like to make multiple modulars and connect them.

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2023.04.02 07:18 Dramatic-Bread-1984 Bike storage

I thought I’d post here since I’m not sure where else to. Does anyone have suggestions on where I could store an adult trike? I live in an upstairs apartment and there’s no bike rack at my building and even if there was I wouldn’t trust my neighbors enough to not mess with it. I really want to be able to go on rides this spring and summer. I’m in Coralville if that helps
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2023.04.02 07:17 thisisausername10000 My loud ass neighbors are impacting my sleep

So I'm a college student and live in an apartment building consisting of other college students. It can be nice to be surrounded by other people your age but, for the most part, living around other college students sucks ass.
The suckiest part about being in my apartment are the neighbors above us. I'm 90% convinced they're not actually students. I just can't imagine real students spending every day blasting music starting at noon and then smoking/drinking with friends every night starting at 10.
The worst thing they do is go out on their balcony past 12 every night. Every SINGLE NIGHT (we have SOME RARE quiet nights but I can hear them more often than not) they go on their balcony to smoke and they spend 45 min to hours having LOUD conversations about the dumbest shit imaginable. I've heard them very loudly (badly) scream rapping, shouting to people walking on the street, and just overall being the least considerate neighbors I have ever encountered in my time renting.
The last few nights have been particularly bad. I've resorted to blasting white noise on my phone and even then I can hear them over it. They are driving me to insane amounts of frustration as I am someone who is pretty sensitive to loud noise when I'm trying to sleep. I can deal with regular street noises but there's something about their specific noise that is just so SO irritating, they just sound like the most obnoxious people.
I've tried talking to our landlord about it but nothing particularly effective has been done considering they're still at it (ig that's just what I get for being in a place w other students) so now I'm left crutching onto my white noise tearing up in frustration.
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2023.04.02 07:17 coopaloops My voice has been gone for six months now

It frustrates anyone I talk to, they tell me they can't hear me. I'm frustrated because I'm straining to speak and telling me you can't hear me doesn't help either of us. I already had a lower register, but this is absurd.
This used to happen every now and then, but it's been constant since OctobeNovemberish.
Just venting, really.
Disclaimer: not officially diagnosed. The only MCAS specialist in my state is booked out for several months, but my primary physician is hearing me out and receptive to my concerns (even took the time to read up on recent research, i love him). My rheumatologist, however, shut down as soon as I mentioned mast cells, lol.
I do have an appointment with an allergist/immunologist coming up next month that took several months of fighting for, at least. Every symptom I've been experiencing lines up with the global consensus and my experience in the US healthcare system. I scored 20/12 on the journal of hematology checklist (without GI testing).
Here's hoping 1) the allergist has some sort of interest/knowledge in mast cell activation, and/or 2) I can get a referral to that doctor soon because I've felt like an elementary school mystery meat lunch special for the past several years. Taking ~10 claritin a day gives me some relief but I have a feeling it's not very viable long-term.
I guess if anyone has advice on first appointments, please let me know. I've seen people list their symptoms so here are mine, they've been more frequent/intense in the past two years and I don't remember the last break I've had. (I'm sorry they're all in medical jargon!)
• sudden onset excessive hair shedding — no family history of female baldness — episodic itchy and painful lesions on scalp
• sudden skin and hair changes
• migratory paresthesia of face/lips/nose and extremities
• chronic laryngitis — hoarse, weak, raspy voice — no corresponding overuse/strain, illness, or throat irritation/ pain — formerly episodic, has persisted chronically since ~November 2022
• physical hypersensitivities — nocturnal mechanical allodynia (my own hair, sheets, clothes, etc. hurt on physical contact during flares) — heat and cold intolerance, temperature dysregulation
• migratory pruritus with and without rashes/urticaria
• chronic severe insomnia — non-restorative sleep
• chronic excessive fatigue
• generalized weakness
• vision disorder — photophobia — blurred vision, difficulty focusing — episodic visual black-outs — dry, irritated eyes
• hearing disorder — hyperacusis — tinnitus — episodic hearing loss
• episodic dyspnea without exertion
• chronic tremors
• episodic nocturnal airway inflammation — no known allergens, no accompanying illness — swollen sinuses — nasal congestion without mucus — air hunger
• chronic migraine with and without aura
• worsened ADHD?, brain fog, new obsessive compulsions
• tachycardia, palpitations, irregular heartbeat — significant orthostatic hypotension
• episodic dizziness/lightheadedness/balance issues
• chronic bone pain — bilateral leg pain — bilateral arm pain — neck and lower back pain
• migratory muscle and joint pain
• herniated and bulging discs
• painful dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, vulvodynia
• abdominal pain
• alternating constipation and diarrhea
• iron deficiency anemia
• vitamin d deficiency
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2023.04.02 07:17 akhiladler stETH on Trezor

I've been staking my ETH with Lido since November 2022. I used Metamask to purchase my stETH. And then moved my stETH to Trezor.
I'm puzzled because for three months my stETH balance on my Trezor is unchanged. I would have expected to receive more stETH because of the staking rewards I am earning...
When I check my rewards on Lido's website using its calculator:
I can clearly see that I am and have been receiving rewards.
However, this does not seem to be reflected on my stETH balance on Trezor.
Further, when I check Etherscan, I can see my stETH balance increasing (as it shows and adds the stETH I am earning)
So: how is it that my stETH balance on Trezor does not match my stETH balance Etherscan?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.04.02 07:17 Bluecollar27 Would you rather your team be a very good FCS team with chances of winning the FCS championship, or a very bad division 1 team with no chance of ever competing at the top?

Im a fan of New Mexico State Aggies and i have always had the fear of being dropped down to FCS because we are so bad, but i just watched the 2022 FCS championship game and it was awesome, a lot of passion. I think being a good team with championship aspirations in FCS would be better than a mediocre team in division 1
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2023.04.02 07:17 Righteous_Fury224 Sympathy for a Succubus - Meridiana’s Story. Part 6

Ahh, dear reader, hello there! So lovely to see you once more... well figuratively speaking that is… or is it?
After all, I am exceedingly well versed in The Arts. Maybe I am watching you at this very moment, with Clairvoyance or perhaps a Scrying Spell or maybe an enchanted object like the good old fashioned Crystal Ball? The Magus has one you know…
Just teasing… or am I? …teeheehee…
Anyway, this latest instalment comes to you courtesy via a Voice to Text application my Magus recently acquired for me, as he said listening to me speak aloud while typing is too distracting for him. I find that interesting considering his immense mental discipline yet understandable at the same time. After all, extoling ones inner monolog to an uncaring audience would be tedious to experience. Hmm… I’ve just thought of a new torture for the souls of the dammed, specifically for writers who think they are better than everyone around them. How ingenious of me!
In any case, I would prefer to distract him in other ways, mark you.
I also must say what wonderfully inventive creatures you humans are! An application of mathematical code, the base language of reality. It is very much like a spell in its function and nature I would say, that it allows my phone, yes the Magus got me one, to record all I say and transcribes it into neatly typed words on its electronic pages. It’s like having a monk-scribe in your pocket! Unquestionably wonderful!
So as I relax in my fabulously hot, luxurious scented, oiled bubble bath, I can easily regale you with further tales of the adventures I have had thus far on this wonderous blue and brown spherical rock that is third in line from our star. And I do not have to type with two fingers either, which is a massive bonus let me tell you!
If memory serves… ahh yes, we had just returned to the car where I saw a sign of my Magus’s humour on display in the form of his licence plate.
I do have to admit dear reader, I was indeed highly amused. He knows he’s going to hell, he just insists that it be on his terms! I love it! Such confidence, such audacious willpower.
That is exceedingly… stimulating for Succubi.
Ok dammit, it makes me tremendously horny, and I’m not talking about the ones on my head either you know! We are incredibly lusty beings, us Succubi, after all.
I was already in a highly ‘excited’ state when we got to the car, so much so that I had to use my Cell Adjustment Psionic discipline to tremendously dull down my inflamed senses as I did not wish to leave the tell-tale mark of my inflamed passion on the lower back portion of my new dress and also not on the car-seat when I sat back down in the vehicle.
After a few moments, which caused the Magus to glance up at me with a slightly puzzled expression, of standing outside the car (he had no idea nor cared… hmmph!) I opened the door and folded myself back inside the vehicle and resumed my seat. I later learned that I could have mostly avoided this… embarrassment… by actually wearing what you call absorbent lined underwear! I wasn’t wearing panties at the time as I was totally unaware of their existence. I do so now as its much more comfortable in lots of ways and in addition, stops the shiver when an errant chill wind blows unexpectedly up your gusset!
Moving on…
Getting into the car, the Magus paused until I had done up my seatbelt before starting the engine, waiting for another car to pass us by before safely pulling out and sedately driving off. I later learned that we could have gone screaming down the road in a cloud of burning rubber if the Magus was of a mind to. I would have if given the opportunity! Something to look forward to dear reader.
Instead, we drifted slowly through the placidly moving traffic as I watched the sun descend below the horizon of the ocean. I had only been back here on Earth for a few hours but every second was total bliss. I do not think that most of you humans realize how good you have it here. Even those who do not reside in the more developed and advanced nations, being on Earth is special.
There are infinity more worse places you can be, let me assure you of that.
We drove back mostly the way had travelled to this particular beach. This time though it was much later in the day, heading in the opposite direction, I became aware of many more things that had escaped my attention earlier on.
We passed by denser zones and clusters of buildings where I could see various shops, food outlets, restaurants and varying vendors, all brightly lit up now as the daylight was fading. I saw incredibly tall metal poles with blazing, glowing lights illuminating the surrounds with a warm yellowy orange glow making it still easy to see. Electric lighting will never cease to amaze me. Yes dear reader, I can experience a sense of wonder and joy at simple things, even beyond the act of slaughter and soul draining. Would it astonish you that I like flowers? Such strange lifeforms that had developed aromas they use as a method of propagation. Delightful.
Anyway… we shortly crested the hill that we had previous ascended westwards earlier on the way to the beach and I then saw it!
I was awestruck once again.
A towering edifices, glittering, shining buildings monstrously higher than Hagia Sophia was, the most immense human made structure in the world when I was last in it. These glistening towers of glass, metal and stone made that church look like a feeble children’s toy. I could see over a dozen of these buildings of varying size, clustered together in less than a square mile.
The Magus glanced to his left and saw me gaping at them.
“They’re called Sky Scrappers Meridiana. They’re generally office buildings, places of business where people daily work in their wage-slave jobs then go home at night. The buildings are left vacant but light up at night as you can clearly see.”
I turned and gawped at him.
“They’re empty at night?”
I could not comprehend why such space, that had amazing views, would be left empty of an evening?
“Yep. Well most of them are. There will be some that still have people in them, conducting various types of business overnight because its what they do for a living.”
“What do they do?” I asked in a murmur as I turned back to see the vista be obscured by a large set of commercial and residential buildings that we were currently passing.
The Magus shrugged.
“They’ll be doing all sorts of things, financial trading, working back late to do their jobs… various affairs of commerce and such. It’s not that important really Meridiana. I’ll take you into the city another day when we have time for you to be a tourist. Now, if I may, I want to know more about your Telekinesis. I got an idea of how much you can lift, probably over 1400 kilograms at least if my guess as to how much a warhorse in armour with a rider would weigh… maybe more? Probably more but we’ll test that later. Anyway, it’s your fine control skills I’m interested in.”
I turned back to the Magus who was looking ahead, driving us through the busy traffic that had become a factor. I later learned that it was a time of day called ‘rush hour’.
“I am capable of very delicate manipulation with my Telekinesis, especially in regards to the erotic arts,” I said to him with a husky, low, salacious purr.
“That’s cute but I really want to know if you could snatch out of the air and control a very small, fast moving bouncing ball, say the size of your thumbnail?” he asked in an offhand manner as he slowed down due to the traffic which was banking up in front of us.
I inwardly sighed once more. Such a challenge he was!
“Yes I can but why?”
He briefly turned to me and broadly grinned before returning his attention to driving.
“There’s a game that we will ‘play’ after dinner. It is called Roulette. The game features a spinning wheel with thirty seven little slots. Into the spinning wheel a little white ball is spun in and circles around, eventually slowing and bouncing into once of the numbered slots. The slots are alternately coloured red or black and all are numbered from 00 to 36. You can bet where the ball will land, either in red or black and specifically in a numbered slot. If the ball lands in a slot you bet on, you get a payout of thirty seven to one. Ever dollar you bet wins you 37 back. You can also just bet on which colour the ball will land in giving you your money back plus it’s value as a reward. Bet $100, you get your $100 back plus another $100.”
“Dollar... that’s money right?” I said as the implications slowly dawned on me. You could make a fortune from this!
“Yes Meridiana. Dollars are what we use as currency these days. Gold is still used but not in the way you were used to. It’s still valuable as are other precious metals but that’s going to take a long explanation which is a distraction for now. So, do you think you could perhaps catch the bouncing ball with your power, directing it into the number we bet on?”
I thought about it for a few moments.
“I will have to see how the ball moves but I think I could, yes.”
“Excellent. You stand to make us a lot of money tonight. There are other games like card games, slot machines which I’m uncertain that your powers would be able to mess with. Roulette is our hunting ground. We must be careful though.”
I was surprised by his tone of caution. We were power incarnate! What could possibly touch us?
“Casinos hate losing money. Roulette is going to be the hardest one they can prove that we’re cheating on if you use your Telekinesis. We will be closely watched the entire time we are in the casino. There are devices called cameras, similar to Crystal Balls, that observe everything they see, relaying the images back to people in other rooms whose task it is to spot potential cheaters in the casino. They also have people walking the floor, disguised as ordinary folk, always watching everyone else. And I want to avoid the eyes of any infernal beings who may be in the casino.”
“Ahh… I see… a healthy paranoia then, for them and us hmm?”
He nodded once, emphatically.
If you have a fortune, you need to protect it, especially from people like me. His caution in regards to our identity was also most prudent and he was correct that there was a possibility that there may be others of my ilk lurking in the shadows, walking in human form as we often do.
I have to confess dear reader, that I am a master thief as well as an expert assassin, in addition to being an accomplished warrior although I rarely fight in hand to hand combat, preferring seduction, subterfuge and skulduggery as my main methods of killing. Yet still, I can fight and kill extremely proficiently with many weapons, being skilled at one of the highest levels of melee combat, the use of weapons and ways of fighting with them. I’ve been around a while you know? You pick up on things like that if you wish to live as long as I have.
Besides… stabby, stabby, stabby, bash, slash and smite can be loads of fun when you’re doing the stabbing and bashing with a well-balanced blade or mace in your hands. But I digress…
“You have it Meridiana. Yes the casinos’ management are extremely paranoid. We will have to alter our appearance as well before we enter the casino. I shall use a minor low level spell while you can take a new face. We will do so after dinner.”
I nodded then a thought came to me. I asked,
“You said we were going to something called a buffet? I know what the word means as my abilities allow me to understand any spoken language, much like the enchantment known as Tongues. Yet I’m finding it hard to match the word with the concept.”
The Magus raised an eyebrow in interest at this revelation.
“Oh right. Just because you know a word doesn’t mean you automatically understanding it conceptually and in context either. Good to know. Well, a buffet is an enormous array of various foods, hot and cold, sweet to savoury, where you merely help yourself and consume as much as you wish. You pay for the privilege of course.”
“Truly? How much will this cost you?” I inquired wide eyed.
I noticed that we had moved through the traffic and had turned down a descending road and were now going into a massive concrete tunnel along with hundreds of other cars, all slowly moving in the same direction. It was quite honestly astounding that everyone was not smashing into one another. All the drivers were…well mostly were, attentive to their immediate surrounds and situation as we gradually merged our car into the main lane of traffic which was making its way under the earth via the huge yawning tunnel ahead.
Such staggering feats of engineering and construction which would have made the Emperor Justinian weep copious, bitter tears of pure envy. Oh how I wished I could make him see this and realise his idiotic boast was pointless when he finished Hagia Sophia. He bragged that he had surpassed Solomon himself with his church. He had but it wasn’t worth it. Justinian nearly bankrupted the Eastern Roman Empire, all for a useless church and his own vanity.
Still, I shouldn’t care, his hubris ended up sending him to hell anyway so... yay! His actions also exacerbated the effects of the famine and plague that swept the through the empire and western Europe in the year 535 with his stupid desire to re-unify the Roman empire under his rule. You will be please to know dear reader, that he is burning in eternal torment for his multitude of sins so it is all good. My thoughts of deceased, vainglorious emperors and their fate was interrupted as the Magus spoke again,
“Hmm? … it should set us back about $80 each I’d should say? A small price to pay in all honesty when you see what is on offer. Drinks will be on top of that price, unless you just have plain water but tonight Meridiana, I shall introduce you to Champagne, one of humanities greatest achievements.”
This was enticing to hear!
“If you say so Magus. I completely believe you as you will not be lying to me,” I said, nodding and trying to think about Champagne.
So many new concepts were entering my mind, it was hard to keep my mind and thoughts in order. I understood that Champagne was a special type of wine, one which had a fizz embodied within it, making it highly regarded but that’s all I could deduce for now.
Also… I had a thought: the Magus could and would never lie to me. The feeling I had earlier, in being able to trust everything he said to me because of the oath he gave to me, was an unfettering sensation.
All my existence I have dealt with bare faced lairs, deceivers, misshapers of the truth who twisted words to suit their own selfish ends. With the Magus, all I had to be concerned with was his agenda, which actually had my interests aligned with his own. Truly remarkable.
I needed that champagne now!
We emerged from the tunnel, traveling with the traffic over wide dark river, again on another immense concrete bridge this time. There was a gigantic colosseum off to our right, all lit up with multiple coloured lights that ran around the circumference of the structure. It was like a it was enveloped in a rainbow. Frankly, it was amazing to behold.
Beyond that, I could see many more large towers and structures, lining the sides of the vast road we were hurtling along now. The Magus had increased our speed as traffic had thinned out. Never in my life had I moved so fast, well unless I was using a Haste spell to briefly increase my physical speed, which I use in combat if necessary.
I barely had the sense we were travelling in the car at roughly 80kph. Such an odd experience to have for the first time. There was no rushing of wind, no press of air on my face, just comfort and air-conditioning. Marvellous!
After a few minutes later I saw our destination.
Again I was nearly stupefied by the gigantic structure. Multiple massive buildings, all surrounded by lush green, well-manicured and maintained gardens made my jaw go slack with disbelief.
“That’s Crown Casino, Towers and hotel Meridiana. I can see you are impressed. Let me just say that if you think this is amazing, wait until we go to Las Vegas…” he said as he turned the car into the driveway of the complex.
“There’s even more impressive structures than this?”
My mind boggled dear reader. It was almost too much to take in.
“Yep. My city is a small one compared to other around the globe. We will travel to them, in due course. I know you can use your powers of Dimensional Walking, moving through other planes of reality and appearing on a different part of the planet. However, there will be times when we will need to travel together conventionally. Perhaps one day, if I learn the rights spell, we will be able to avoid having to fly in an aeroplane and by-pass the utter tediousness of baggage check-ins, airport security and so on…” he muttered darkly.
“HUMANS CAN FLY!?!” I said in a loud strangled astonished voice.
The Magus chuckled with genuine amusement.
“Think back Meridiana. I said humanity has been to the moon and back. I said we can travel safely and comfortably in a machine, called an aircraft, across the planet. Some ‘planes are huge while others are not much bigger than the car. Oh, that reminds me, we will have to construct an identity for you. We will begin that process tomorrow. You are going to need a passport soon enough,” he said as he found a relatively unoccupied parking area west of the massive structures.
He saw my puzzled expression and mistook it for wondering why we had parked here.
“It’s free to park here and there are hardly any security cameras in the vicinity.”
I nodded dumbly.
“But of course Magus…”
He saw my expression as he switched off the engine. A tiny look of… sympathy appeared on his face. He spoke to me in a soft, calm, soothing tone,
“Take a breath Meridiana. Close your eyes and focus upon the stillness within the vehicle. You are safe here with me. Nothing will harm us. Just breathe and relax, let each breath calm you. With every breath you are at peace within yourself and the world around you.”
I did as he said and instantly sensed my whirling mind begin to centre itself, become still.
I may be an ancient and powerful demon dear reader, however I have been imprisoned for nigh on a thousand years and now have been released into a world that I was unable to recognise at all.
The Magus later told me I was suffering from a psychological malady called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Yes dear reader, even us demons can get mentally fucked up. I mean, compared to the average human, we’re all demented, tormented psychopaths which explains a lot about ourselves but still… even a psychopath can suffer from mental trauma. Demons can go insane.
I breathed rhythmically, each exhaling breath calming me. With one final exhalation, I opened my eyes, turned to my Magus and softly smiled at him.
“Thank you,” was all I said. I meant it.
He nodded briefly, his intensely burning eyes boring into mine, deeply searching, looking for signs of any madness that may still be lingering within. Well, there’s always the hunger for sex and mayhem, but that’s natural for me.
“Come on, you look fine now, let’s go,” he said as he got out of the car.
I followed his example, releasing my seat belt and stepping out of the car. Closing the car door behind me, walked over to the Magus then I threaded my right arm around his left as we walked off like a normal couple, casually strolling through the car park towards the casino and hotel.
I could hear the noise of all the adjacent traffic all still travelling busily along the massive road that went past the enormous complex. There was the calls of various birds I’d never heard before, the waft of scented flowering plants and the heavy aroma of moisture in the air from the nearby river. I closed my eyes for a second just to let it all wash over me as I sedately walked along with my Magus.
Soon we came to the entrance. Huge dark glass doors magically opened for us upon our arrival. To my right I could see various coloured signage, advertising the types of ‘fast food’ eateries that people could choose to dine at. They were all brightly lit and mostly clean.
It was at that moment I saw my first wretch.
A dishevelled, unkempt, shabby man sat listless outside the fast food eateries upon the low stone wall that contained a small, well-kept garden. He looked up at us as we approached, his eyes full of misery and despair.
“Got any spare change?”
“Sorry mate, no one carries cash anymore,” lied my Magus to him with a conciliatory voice, a sad but brief compassionate smile appeared briefly on his face.
The wretched man’s face became even more resigned. He nodded back in understanding, returning his fallen face back to morosely contemplating the ground at his feet.
We kept walking, leaving the broken man behind us.
I was about to congratulate the Magus in his treatment of the beggar when I had to stop as I was confronted by an incredible sight.
Before us, in the huge well-lit lobby of the building, was a huge pair of MOVING METAL STAIRCASES!
One staircase ascended while another came down from the landing some 50 feet above us. On either side were normal, marble clad stairs that some people were using. Yet many other people were on the moving metal stairs, all just taking the experience of being raised or lowered completely for granted.
“It’s just an escalator Meridiana. A simple machine that makes life a little more comfortable. Take it, go for a ride. I’m taking the stairs as I need the incidental exercise,” he said to me as he pried my clutching hands from his arm. I had been unconsciously gripping him tightly in my amazement at seeing such a machine.
The Magus walked off to the left, climbing the steps briskly while I gingerly walked forwards, watching the metal stairs endless appear and ascend upwards. The hand rail also moved in synchronicity with the metal stairs. I observed as a pair of young women, chatting intently to each other, walked past me and up to stand upon a metal stair which was part of dozens of metal stairs it seemed. I saw them be lifted by the moving stairs, rising above and away from me.
Summoning my courage, I stepped forwards onto a moving stair, wobbled slightly as I was not used to the speed which it moved, making me grab the moving banister tightly to steady myself as I rode my way upwards. I let out a small laugh as it was such a novel experience. The young women in front of me turned around at my laugh, raising their eyebrows at me as well as actually truly seeing me for the first time. Their smiles faded as I grinned back at them.
The young women could see my infinitely superior beauty on full display. They looked hesitant, now uncertain of themselves as they mistakenly believed themselves to be beautiful. They were, passible, not ugly but not worthy of a harem to be perfectly honest. I later learned dear reader that many foolish young women, especially in what you call the western world, regard themselves as queens, rating themselves ten out of ten on a scale of dazzling good looks. These sad women are delusional. I mean, if they were that beautiful, why weren’t their faces on the covers of the glossy magazines I see in various ‘supermarket’ check outs? No matter, vanity and hubris are all ways to damnation and misery. So many people sending themselves to eternal torment simply because they were raised by idiotic parents who never properly taught their children the need for humility. It’s all win-win for the pits you know…
My Magus met me at the top of the stairs, holding out his hand to me and then leading me through the vast interior of the complex.
“That’s the casino,” he indicated to our right.
Looking, I could see dozens of people making their way inside into the brightly lit and noisy interior of the casino. I caught the whiff of desperation, despair, avarice, lust, elation and a strong aroma of human urine. I wrinkled my nose in disgust. Yes, even I have some standards dear reader.
“Magus, why does it reek of piss?” I asked as we strolled by and proceeded into the most immense, glass covered atrium I have ever seen.
“Oh, you can smell that?” He looked intrigued.
I nodded with a mild look of disgust.
“Hah… interesting. Well… some gamblers get stuck on a poker machine. They sit there for hours, desperately hoping that the machine they are playing on will pay out. The poor fools stupidly believe that if they play at the machine long enough, they’ll win big. So they stay seated, ignoring to relieve their bodily urges, to the extent that they prefer to piss themselves rather than abandon the machine that is draining away their money. The poor fools are incapable of understanding that the machine is designed to rarely pay out. Every time they play, it has a simple algorithm that calculates the chance of a payout. Most machines will payout a small amount of money occasionally, thus keeping the gambler hooked in the mistaken belief that the big one is just around the corner. It rarely, if ever, is.”
I stopped, stunned at what I just heard. The Magus stopped and looked at me with a raised eyebrow.
“That’s… diabolically genius!” I stuttered as I considered the fiendish brilliance of the whole concept.
Someone had made hell on earth not only possible but also could make a fortune from it as well as breaking people’s souls and spirits in the process! The concept of dangling hope in front of a damned soul, then snatching it away was one of the oldest known tortures of hell. This was a magnificent, a culmination of the perfection of thousands upon thousands of years of the torture, all neatly packaged in a fairly simple machine designed to beggar it’s user and turn them into slaves to it. Gobsmacking was the only word I could think off that fully encapsulated the way I felt at that moment.
“Yes it is, isn’t it? I have always suspected that those machines were most likely invented by a demon. It makes perfect sense,” he said as he shrugged, then tilted his head, indicating we should proceed onwards.
I noddled dumbly as again, I had been totally overwhelmed by the latest piece of information the Magus informed of. I barely registered the hundreds of people all wandering around the massive lobby of the hotel atrium. Many were dressed finely while others, mostly men, were dressed casually. My Magus was one of them, still wearing his novelty T-shirt and hemp pants. They were clean though and his shoes, a brand known as Babuuk, made him look somehow better dressed then the other men who were similarly attired. Maybe it was just his subtle aurora of power, his sheer confidence and his towering Will that made him stand out from the mouth breathers all around us? I guess it was.
We arrived at the entrance of the restaurant and the Magus was greeted was a short Asian woman, dressed neatly in the hotels livery.
I started to realise that there were people of so many different races of humanity all around us. I had come from a time where only what was left of the Eastern Roman Empire was this diverse, and even then it was but a shadow of the heyday of the full glory that was Rome. Here were people from almost all the lands of earth, all happily co-mingling, getting on with having dinner with family and friends. Very surprising indeed.
The Asian woman at the reception counter spoke to us with a friendly smile,
“Good evening sir, madam. A table for two for you then?” she asked politely, her voice tinged with a broad accent I had not heard before. She spoke English yet I could tell that wasn’t her first language.
“Yes please,” politely replied the Magus.
This was something I did not expect. Despite his and my obvious power, he was respectful and even kind to the servants. All of them. He didn’t condescend nor sneer down at the servants of the hotel. It is still something I have difficulty reconciling. I said nothing, just observed. Oh, he has since instructed me not to call them servants, they are members of staff and will be treated with respect until they show they do not deserve it, then they are fair game. I can live with that.
“Table seventy one is ready for you both, have a lovely evening.”
She actually meant it! I could see it in her eyes, she was truly enjoying her task. She was smiling and joking with her fellow staff members, politely greeting the next people behind us with her cheerful friendly demeanour.
In my prior experiences, servants and slaves were a miserable lot but then again, that was understandable. They had no choice as to their circumstances. They had to obey lest they suffer harsh punishment.
As we proceeded into the large dining room, with over a hundred tables of varying sizes, I could see off to my left where the food was.
I stopped again and stared dear reader.
I have been to banquets with Emperors and Kings, Popes and Princes, all sumptuous feasts but nothing was like what I saw before me. Dozens upon dozens of people had plates in their hands, all calmly wandering around the incredible cornucopia of varieties of food that were on display, all brightly lit up for them to simply help themselves to as much as their plate could hold.
Roasted meats, all neatly carved by expert chefs, freshly shucked oysters all seated in enormous silver ice-filled serving bowls, trays upon trays of cooked vegetables of kinds I had never seen before and… a dazzling array of sweet desserts and treats that made me almost go weak at the knees at the very sight of them.
“Come on Meridiana, you’re starting to drool,” whispered the Magus gently into my ear as he dabbed my wet lips with a soft piece of paper that he withdrew from his pants pockets.
Once again I nodded dumbly as I allowed him to escort me to our table. He even seated me, pushing me and my chair in one I had sat down. After he had taken his seat, a young man, quite a handsome one from the Indus I believed?... came over to us, again dressed in the livery of the hotel.
“Good evening, sir, madam. Would you care for something to drink?” he inquired ever so politely.
“And good evening to you sir. Yes indeed, may we please have a bottle of Verve Clicquot, two glasses and a bottle of San Pellegrino sparkling water?” he asked with a real smile to the servant… no member of staff.
“Of course sir, I shall get that for you immediately,” replied the waiter with a pleased smile at being spoken to so politely.
“Thank you,” said the Magus then he turned to me and asked,
“Do you need a moment Meridiana? I understand this might trigger you again…”
I shook my head.
“No. It is overwhelming… but in a good way Magus. I have to ask, how can a place like this provide so many people with so much food? Even in the height of the Empire, there were magnificent feasts to be sure but… you say this happens everyday, that this is just a Tuesday and not a busy night?”
He nodded.
“This is the age of abundance Meridiana. Many of us, who live in what is known as The West, have dwelt in an age of such wealth and richness that almost all here never think on their incredible luck and privilege to live in such times. They do not know that it will come to an end. Maybe that is a small mercy. All golden ages end as you well know. So I say, let them dwell in ignorant bliss for now. We can enjoy it while it lasts.”
“Huh? Why do you believe that your golden age will end Magus?”
“It’s a long explanation and one I do not wish to go into detail here and now Meridiana but later, I will share my thoughts with you on this. Ahh, here comes our champagne.”
The waiter and another staff member had returned, with one carrying two bottles while the other had a metal bucket partially filled with ice. The waiter from the Indus placed both bottles on our table, displayed the label to the Magus who briefly nodded. Then, the waiter removed the cork from the bottle with an adroit twist of his writ. It made a pleasing pop and I could see a little haze of cold… smoke? lightly emanate from the neck of the bottle. He poured the brightly bubbling and fizzing wine into both our glasses, carefully making sure the foam did not overflow them. He was very good at his task.
“Thank you good sir,” said my Magus to the waiter who beamed back at him with a happy smile. He placed the bottle into the bucket of ice and withdrew, leaving us alone, amidst the crowed dinning room.
The Magus took up his glass, holding it in front of him. I mirrored him.
“Here’s to a good dinner with interesting company and later, ripping the shit out of a casino Meridiana.” He pushed his glass gently forwards, lightly clinking it against mine. I wasn’t familiar at the time with that form of salute and toast but went with it anyway, after all… when in Rome as they used to say.
“That sounds… delightful Magus. I am eager for it all.”
I then took a sip of my champagne and was transported into a realm of heavenly bliss.
It was exquisite.
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2023.04.02 07:17 quazerflame [WP] You (a supervillain) and a superhero actually work together to help the city. In one fight, the damage to a building forced the owner to bring it up to code. In another, your conflict "accidentally" exposed crimes that were getting swept under the rug. Someone's pieced it all together, though.

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2023.04.02 07:17 Mark_Anwar Remember, it is always you vs you...

It is you vs you, to:
workout -> get a great body.
Work -> every day a step closer to your achievements, getting better in your hobbies, be a SUCCESSFUL PERSON.
Fight -> against your bad happits, and to build good habits, that will make you a responsible person, and a REAL MAN.
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2023.04.02 07:16 wubwubmane [Question] my pc is 8 yrs old. Spent ~ $1.8k on it in 2015. 980ti, 16 gb ram, intel i7 6700K cpu 4.0 GHZ 2 TB HDF, 500 gb SSD. Its time to upgrade. What should I replace? Or if i should build a new one, what can I carry over?

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2023.04.02 07:16 thisisausername10000 My loud ass neighbors are impacting my sleep

So I'm a college student and live in an apartment building consisting of other college students. It can be nice to be surrounded by other people your age but, for the most part, living around other college students sucks ass.
The suckiest part about being in my apartment are the neighbors above us. I'm 90% convinced they're not actually students. I just can't imagine real students spending every day blasting music starting at noon and then smoking/drinking with friends every night starting at 10.
The worst thing they do is go out on their balcony past 12 every night. Every SINGLE NIGHT (we have SOME RARE quiet nights but I can hear them more often than not) they go on their balcony to smoke and they spend 45 min to hours having LOUD conversations about the dumbest shit imaginable. I've heard them very loudly (badly) scream rapping, shouting to people walking on the street, and just overall being the least considerate neighbors I have ever encountered in my time renting.
The last few nights have been particularly bad. I've resorted to blasting white noise on my phone and even then I can hear them over it. They are driving me to insane amounts of frustration as I am someone who is pretty sensitive to loud noise when I'm trying to sleep. I can deal with regular street noises but there's something about their specific noise that is just so SO irritating, they just sound like the most obnoxious people.
I've tried talking to our landlord about it but nothing particularly effective has been done considering they're still at it (ig that's just what I get for being in a place w other students) so now I'm left crutching onto my white noise tearing up in frustration.
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2023.04.02 07:16 z_nemo Syracuse Common Data Set

I’ve seen people ask about what admissions looks for in applicants, so I figured this resource would be helpful.
It’s the common data set Syracuse (and many other institutions) release every year with information about student enrollment and admissions processes and numbers.
Here is the link to view all of them, the screenshot is from page 16
Office of Institutional Research Common Data Set
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2023.04.02 07:16 Sizer87 Rare champions

Rare champions
I know it's been talked about recently but wanted to know what to do with a lot of my rare champions? I put them in the ring to get leveled up for fraction wars. Ive been using extras to level up skills when I get them. The very small amount of epic and legendary champs I'm guessing I should be building up.
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2023.04.02 07:16 InTheEndItWasYou How many copies would this make + correct order?

[[Riku of Two Relections]] and [[Twinning Staff]] are on my side of the field. I have a [[Fiery Confluence]] and a [[Narset's Reversal]] in my hand. Assuming I have as much mana as I need, not including Twinning Staff's activated ablitiy tho, what's the best way to get the most copies? Would I play Fiery Confluence first and while it's on the stack cast Narset's Reversal? Or would I need to use Riku of Two Relections copy ability first and then cast Narset's Reversal? Can I copy Narset's Reversal to get even more copies of Fiery Confluence or would they fizzle since the original one send's Fiery Confluence back to my hand already?
Any help in figuring this out would be wonderful. I really want to build a deck that let's me copy things but just want to know the correct order.
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2023.04.02 07:16 curioushuman1910 Is it possible to reset?

For me it seems that my depression comes from anxiety, and anxiety comes from a fear of not "already being where I should be." I believe this may be caused by genetic factors but triggered and exacerbated by the circumstances around my teenage adult years.
For context I'm 33 M. I was homeschooled in my life. My parents split when I was 5, dad is a special ed teacher and used to be a pro musician with some success. Mom is uneducated and has low self esteem. Mom remarried neuropsychologist, dad was absent. Mom divorced psychologist when I was 15. Then immediately started dating another guy and decided to move in with him ASAP, I begged her not to as it was too much transition but she chose that over me. I went to a couple years of public school but dropped out and got my GED because I was too depressed. Moved out when I was 18. Worked some random jobs-- vintage store, butcher. Practiced guitar. Took some bs community college courses. By 21 I started a band, ended up touring the country with fair success but it didn't continue to build. I had Quit my jobs and lived cheap during this time. Did that til I was 26/27. Band started to dissipate as everyone was tired of the road. It was a good time sometimes but I had cyclical depression and always felt like I was an imposter, and trying to "be a musician" sometimes felt like it was killing me. I spent some time at my dads house once that band dissipated and I just relaxed and painted and played music and ate well and I was no longer depressed. I met a guy who wanted to play this super niche style of music I was into and bam all the sudden I had a music project again. Did that for 2 years hard. Played 300 gigs (corner of restaurant "blue collar" musician gigs) in 2018 and was totally burned out although I did make a lower middle class living doing it. Super depressed I was looking for an escape and somehow found a friend who got me in at a small tech company testing software. Which despite having no degree or experience I somehow was good enough at. That got my confidence back up and freed me up from the pressure of "being a musician." But after about 6 months I started to long for my own thing and began working to book more gigs and develop my career. By the end of the year I was dying trying to gig all the time and work at the company. Then Covid hit in 2020 and I got laid off and lived on unemployment. With the goal of taking my next music project forward I came out of the pandemic swinging and recorded an album and released it and played all over my region -- festivals clubs etc -- had the best possible 2022 it could've been. Then it was over and winter came and I was depressed again. The idea of continuing trying to be a musician when I go thru these depressions is sickening cause I know I won't consistently do a good job and eventually I'll be bitter.
Anyway I'm ranting telling a snapshot of my life story-- but all of this to say-- I feel as if I've been running in a sort of survival/fight or flight mode for most of my teen and adult life. I've oscillated between periods of extreme focus and energy and productivity --all based around the idea that if I worked hard enough I could get myself to be a "successful" (examples: as a musician that meant to have a team of folks that kept my career on track and I could just perform, and be making 60k + a year and be adored and loved because of my abilities etc.) -- and period of absolute low self esteem, hopelessness and "why have I chosen this path I don't even like music", a soul crushing depression and anxiety cluster that makes me want to not exist. Also to note it's not even fully about the money -- it's like I don't enjoy the music anymore and music is a life consuming vocation when you feel the need to not be broke which I do. I'm not doing bad considering : I have 35k in a Roth, 25 k in a brokerage, and around 60k in cash saved. But I don't feel like I have a life. When I'm loving it I'm fully focused on music and when I'm not I'm desperately trying to find some way to escape.
That's where I am now. I'm on meds and all that too. But apart of me is wondering if I quit my life, go back and live at my dads house where there is always healthy food and nature, get a really good exercise routine going and stop this insane hustle I've been in, then once im recovered calmly go get an education in a field that interests me and would allow me to make decent money and then get a job I feel qualified for and more or less integrate into society in the normal way-- would I cure this awful anxiety and depression that surrounds the uncertainty of "my place in the world " and stress of trying to make money as a musician and set me up with a more sane and structured life? Or would I probably be just as depressed and sad doing anything once the stress / pressure of any job or school came back --no matter if I took time to try and reset my nervous system by taking all the pressure off-- then I'd be like "fuck why did I walk away from the cool music stuff I had built?"
TLDR-- does anyone have any experience with literally walking away from your current life while depressed and recovering with no pressure (a privilege I know) then re entering society and changing how you live/what you do?
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2023.04.02 07:16 Mission_Oven_6825 Crank shaft position sensor

I really need help I want to start building my 8p but I want to fix everything first and the first thing I want to fix is my cp sensor so I’m asking what should I go with and where is the location of it
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2023.04.02 07:16 Ok-Extension-3111 The Casagrandes is coming back for a Third Season

The Casagrandes was cancelled last year in 2022. The spinoff to The Loud House was canned due to poor ratings and viewership. The Casagrandes is going to be returning on Nickelodeon and on Hulu as an exclusive to its subscribers. The show follows Ronnie Anne and her best friend Sid Chang as they live in Great Lakes City.
Jessica Dicicco ( actress of Lynn Jr and Lucy ) has just given us some answers on a recent Q&A today. One user asked " Why is Lynn Jr never having her development stick with her permanently?" She said " I want Lynn Jr to develop as a character but everytime they ( Andrew Brooks and Jeff Sayers ) are in charge they tell me no because that would make her " woke". I've been fighting to get it done since Season 2." Another user said " What is with all the burp and fart jokes ?" She replied " I have no idea but I've asked them time and time again to stop using them but they never listen to me". The final question was " Why haven't we seen Lucy's eyes yet ?" She replied " I've been wanting that since Season One but everytime they keep saying they will happen , it doesn't. The rest of the cast wants to see Lucy's eyes. But before Chris Savino left he gave me a sketch of Lucy revealing her eyes. She says " I can't share it publicly until the show is over. Which is probably going to be this year."
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2023.04.02 07:16 Salty_Put9093 Would it be possible to just have a basement level below every building where garbage can be "taken out"? like literally just an entire level below the ground devoted to trash so nobody has to see it

and trucks pick it up and take it away same as above ground but it's hidden
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2023.04.02 07:16 PolarSpoon Horrible Framerate Issue on PC Start up

Lately, my PC has been having a really bad issue of starting up with really bad frame issues. I don't know what could be causing this since it literally just started happening out of the blue about less than a month ago. I've tried disabling all start up apps in case it might be that, I reseated my graphics card, I reinstalled my drivers since updating it temporarily fixed it, but nothing seems to help. I thought maybe it was the drivers since reinstalling them a week ago made it work again for a while, but just today it started doing it again and I'm fed up with it at this point. Could my graphics card be dying?

Video link showing the issue:

PC Build: PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor $213.63 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $260.70 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $326.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.90 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p 1.02 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $69.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive $35.76 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus DUAL Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card $505.57 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H500i ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ Newegg Sellers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1711.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-04-02 01:15 EDT-0400
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2023.04.02 07:15 Hey_a_weeb Any idea how to fix this splintered wood on our dining table?

Any idea how to fix this splintered wood on our dining table?
Something very heavy was put on the edge of the table unevenly on the dining table causing the wooden piece connecting the body and the table to splinter due to the weight pushing it down.
The entire tabletop can be removed so the screws connecting to the legs are available. The wooden piece connectingto the table top, i.e the body and legs are safe from any damage . Does anybody know any way to fix the splintered wood you can see in the image?
Unfortunately repairs or replacing the table entirely unfortunately are too costly and this dining table means a lot to means a lot to my parents so throwing it out isn't an option. Any idea on how to repair it at home. We have the tools for it but are afraid of damaging the table further so are going on this site for help. Does anyone know how to fix it?
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2023.04.02 07:15 Known_Ad9482 how do you guys sit comfortably at a desk?

i saw these "zero gravity workstations" somewhere online which were these fancy reclining chairs with angled desks attached, which i thought would be amazing to use for POTS. but when i clicked the link it turns out it costs thousands of dollars 😅
do any of you have any specials chairs or desks you can recommend that wouldnt put me into debt? or even some crazy DIY setup? i just want to be able to study without the lightheadedness, brain fog and coat hanger pain caused by sitting upright lol. my current setup is just to sit in bed, but i've heard thats bad for your productivity to work in the same place you sleep.
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