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2020.03.09 20:41 pleasehelpshaggy batteriesplusbulbs

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2019.03.31 03:45 badon_ r/AAMasterRace: Since 1907, 98% market domination. AA batteries are the best thing ever.

Future-proof your life. If you use only AA batteries and you want 3 spares, you only need 3 spares. With 5 different batteries, you need 15 spares plus chargers. With AA you can carry it all in your pocket. AA-compatible devices can include AAA, AAAA, C, D, F, 14500, 18650, 21700, 26650, 32600, 32650, etc. Right to repair was first lost from tolerating proprietary batteries, pay per charge, and self-destruct explosions. To regain right to repair, you need the right to put in standard batteries.

2020.03.09 20:41 pleasehelpshaggy batteriesplusbulbs

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2023.06.10 19:08 Gio235 Upgraded from the Pixel 4 to the Pixel 6a

My Pixel 4 took its last breath earlier this week (motherboard died) after serving me well for a little over 3.5 years. Sucks that this happened especially since I recently replaced the battery last year in July.
Anyways, I was using a spare device (e.g., OnePlus 5) while I was searching around for a new phone. I considered getting the Pixel 7a (was out of my budget and didn't really feel like financing the phone), Pixel 6a ($199 promo deal on Google Fi), and the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) ($149/$250 on Google Fi/Amazon - mainly due to increased/expandable storage).
After some careful consideration I decided to get the Pixel 6a. I was surprised how fast the shipping was considering I used the economic/free shipping (literally arrived the next day lol). I'm currently still waiting on some accessories (i.e., screen protector, lens protector, 2 cases - 1 official from the Google Store and 1 from Amazon, as well as a Qi wireless receiver). Finished setting the device up yesterday evening/today early morning and here are some of my thoughts:
Overall, I feel like it's a worthy upgrade despite it lacking some features. Certainly no deal breaker.
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2023.06.10 19:08 Jayiie Advanced Crafted Consoles and New R&D Batteries

Advanced Crafted Consoles and New R&D batteries

Hello everyone.
This week we received an update; a shakup to the meta...potentially. If anything, this is a great addition to the toolkits builders have. Four new Advanced R&D Consoles were released, two science and two engineering.
In addition, we also see an upgrade to alternative, improved even, batteries.

Advanced Consoles - Unlocked for all characters

These consoles have a unique property which allows slotting only one of a specific profession of consoles. You can still slot multiple of them, and their effects stack, but you can only have one of Science, Engineering, or Tactical. While we only got two new crafted types, the signifying mark for these equip limit consoles "Advanced" has been applied to the Spire Tactical Vulnerability exploiters and locators.
This means that to use these new consoles, we have to remove the existing locators and exploiters on our ships to slot the new consoles, a common issue I've seen people have over the last couple of days.
This doesn't mean that our Spire consoles are invalid, just that we have new tools at our disposal for building. Additionally, all the new consoles plus the existing spire consoles have been given re-engineering capability.

New Science Consoles

  • Console - Advanced Science - Energy Field Gradient Projector
    • This Console adds a Shield Siphon enhancement to Drain effects, Draining Foe Shields and Healing the user's Shields. Each Console equipped improves the power accordingly, so 3 Consoles makes it 3x as strong and so on. The amount Drained scales with Drain Expertise and the amount of Shield Healed scales with both Shield Healing and Drain Expertise.
    • Defeating a Foe during Shield Siphon provides a stack of Analysis (max 50) until the player is defeated or leaves the map. Each Console provides increased Hull Penetration per stack of Analysis.
    • Note: These consoles might be currently bugged and not applying to nearly all drains; things that specifically call out -All power over a period of time appear to be the only things this console effects. Shield Drains, single time power drains, and discrete subsystem drains are not applying this consoles effect. This could be bugged, this could be the consoles intent. It's hard to know for sure right now.
  • Console - Advanced Science - Exotic Particle Amplifier
    • This Console provides Base BOFF Ability Damage based on EPG (up to 500) and Bonus non-BOFF Ability Exotic Damage based on your EPG (up to 500).

New Engineering Consoles

  • Console - Advanced Engineering - Isomagnetic Plasma Distribution Manifold
    • The most straightforward of the bunch, this console improves Weapon Power and Max Weapon Power. It stacks with all other forms of Max Weapon Power.
  • Console - Advanced Engineering - Hangar Craft Power Transmission
    • This Console improves the Weapon Power and Max Weapon Power of pets, as well as providing Bonus Torpedo damage to them. The buffs are increased by 40% per Rank, so 5 star Hangar pets receive +200% of the bonus, or 3x total. Max 25 pets affected.
**Note: As well, currently these are bound to character on equip, rather than account on equip like everything else from R&D crafting. This is also unknown if this is a bug, oversight, or intentional.

New Batteries - Unlocked at rank 10 Crafting schools

These share the same cooldown as the normal batteries of each kind, and have the same magnitudes in buffs, however they gain a secondary effect:
  • Beams: Advanced Battery - Energy Amplifier
    • +30 Shield Penetration Skill (+1.5% Shield Pen)
  • Cannons: Advanced Battery - Targeting Lock
    • +1.5% Critical Chance (global)
  • Engineering: Advanced Battery - Hull Patch
    • +50 Damage Control Skill
  • Projectiles: Advanced Battery - Kinetic Amplifier
    • +5% Critical Severity to projectile weapons
  • Science: Advanced Battery - Exotic Particle Flood
    • +5 Aux Power (just adds power, doesn't increase the maximum)
  • Shields: Advanced Battery - Shield Resilience Boost
    • +50 Starship Shield Regeneration Skill

How to craft

Already we have a list of where the new resources for these cartable come from. These consoles require materials that are dropped from the elite R&D task force operation rewards for completing Elite TFOs. Each has a chance to drop one of the 4 new materials, with 5 total being needed to crafted the new consoles. Additionally, these are also where you get the new [Component - Advanced Battery Superconducting Loop], which are needed to craft the new batteries. A list of materials and sources for these new consoles can be found here on the wiki.
  • Are you planning on using any of these new consoles? If so what interests you the most?
  • How do you feel about the equip limit on these? Would you rather have these at a maximum of 1 console per ship without the equip limit like we've seen with the other science and engineering crafted consoles?
  • If this system persists, what ideas would you like to see for future consoles?
  • Are there improvements you would like to see on these consoles?
As always, Happy building!
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2023.06.10 18:53 thesagenibba M2 Pro or M2 Air?

I'm looking to upgrade from a 2017 Macbook Pro to either the 2022 M2 Pro or the M2 Air.
Current 2017 specs are:
2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB
I have gotten absolutely everything out of this computer, and more. It has no issues right now, except for an obvious decrease in battery life compared to when i first got it. I've been able to very occasionally edit videos on Premiere Pro, save an absurd amount of pictures, do 10-15 hour web browsing days, and 5-8 hours league of legends sessions at (minimum 60)-80+ fps depending on the settings. It's been amazing. I'm looking to do exactly this, on either the Air or the Pro but don't know what to go for. I know either of the two will be an objective upgrade so I'm not really worried.
.8-10hrs of web browsing/homework (twitter, reddit,canvas,zoom) without charging
.League of Legends at 80+ fps regardless of settings if possible
.Little to no fan noise/heat
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2023.06.10 18:34 Professional-Row7420 im tired lmfao

so everything in my life is going like upside down right now, including family, friends and school. In school, my grades are getting lower and lower for no reason. I study an average of 10 hours per day and I try to do my best. My parents, especially my father, is so gaddamn judging and kept on telling me that I'm trash and shit and like if I don't wnat to live I should go die. He also gives me a test papers 2 grades ahead of me and expects me to do it with the knowledge I have now. Like wtf???? My mental and physcial health have been going down like a landside. I started having like fever every week and I still havnt recovered from a cough I had from last week. Plus, my social anxiety skills with people have gotten worse, because of my father again. He doesn't belive what happened to me and keep bringing up my mistakes I accidnetally made when I was younger. So basically when I was younger, I was molested 2 times, once by my helper and once my a deliquent boy. And he said that I was lying. yeahhh And my emotions are sort of getting weaker by the day, I don't understand what they meant by "sadness" and "anger" aha,it basically feels like I'm a living robot without batteries. And moving on to friends. my closest friend made new friends, and can she not open her eyes? The friends she made where the same friends that stab me in the back and told me secrets and told my crush I liked him. And she starts to follow them everywhere, like wtf. Plus they literally don't study at all. 2 of them will be like oh getting 50/100 is soooooo good. and when they get like 60/100 they be flexing, do they not have some face??? Plus, they are so goddamn immature and making bird and moaning noises in my ear. Last time I was in a fucking group with them and they did fucking nothing. it was all me and my other friend. All they know is how to talk rubbish and trash. I cnat stand them at all. and plus, i got eczema recently which people definetely will judge me for. I don't really trust anyone after all. They all just back stab me. People never see the good, do they, or they only spot our mistakes and hold us on our collar with that? I really want to give up and die, honesly they only thing that is keeping me alive is the confront I get from a game I play. Sorry to make it so long lmfao I just had to yeahhh.
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2023.06.10 18:20 Moonlord_ Anyone else struggling with S330 reliability?

I previously had a Homebase 2 with Eufycam 2 Pros, door and motion sensors, etc and had no major issues with them. They worked reliably all the time.
Last fall I picked up the new homebase 3 bundle and moved all my existing devices over to it and added one of the S330’s. Everything was working perfectly until a few months ago. Since one of the homebase updates a while back the S330’s have been essentially broken.
The S330 constantly stops detecting motion entirely and/or stops sending notifications. Sometimes it’s no detections, no recordings at all, even if you dance right in front of the camera for an hour. Other periods of time it will capture a recording but not send any notifications at all whether it via the app or Alexa. Sometimes I can get it working temporarily again by swapping the power modes back and forth but it’s always very short lived before it goes back to its normal state of not detecting anything. The live view works fine with the camera as does the motion test mode. Along with this there has also been a huge battery drain issue. If I have the power mode on anything other than “optimal battery”, I get massive battery drain…5% to 8% per day with the camera staring at an empty yard the whole time. Meanwhile my EufyCam2 uses a custom setting and takes a month or 2 to lose 8%.
I have spent hours trying to resolve this with no luck. No settings have changed to cause this but I went back and tried everything and double checked the settings multiple times. My other devices including the EufyCam 2 pro, continue to work flawlessly. I’ve reset the camera, reinstalled the apps on all devices, removed and re-added the camera and have tried 2 other S330’s as well…just when it seems like it’s working again, it goes back to same broken behaviour. Eufy Support has been useless…had my issue escalated to a tech who eventually just emailed me back to say everything looks like it’s working on their end and to try reinstalling the app. :. The only thing I haven’t done at this point is exchanging the homebase but I’m not sure that would solve anything as it appears to be a firmware update that started it all it plus all my other devices are ok. It would be a huge pain as well as I’d have to redo all my devices and Alexa routines so I’d want to be sure that’s the last resort.
Anyone else having similar issues or any luck trying to resolve them?
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2023.06.10 18:04 septienes Another OnePlus 8 LCD display repair in the books. There's still much to do like replace the battery

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2023.06.10 18:00 zeroivan4406 I’ve had this volume bug since pretty much always

Bro this expensive ass phone (iPhone 14 pro) has so many bugs and glitches that’s it makes it almost not worth the money, since I got the phone it’s had this f’ing volume bug that makes the ringtone volume the same as the multimedia volume so whenever I’m blasting music through my speakers the notification ringtone is as high as the music, which is really annoying, the big has stayed unfixed during all iOS updates, im currently in iOS 16.5 and it’s still here, apart from the battery usage which goes down INCREDIBLY FAST even when the phone ain’t in used PLUS all the camera bugs and the fact that it this phone camera that claims to be “revolutionary” can’t even focus correctly is pissing me off so bad
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2023.06.10 17:16 ihavebeenforsaken Pixel or OnePlus

USA and carrier is att. I'm wondering if anyone in this group has switched between Pixels and OnePlus phones. I currently have a pixel 6 pro and I really like the phone except for 2 things.
1) battery life and charging is crap.
2) Cell reception isn't very good.
Otherwise this phone has been flawless. My debate is upgrading to the pixel 8 pro in the fall or switching to OnePlus. I can do all the same internet research as you guys so I'm really hoping for people who have actually owned both and have day to day experience with them
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2023.06.10 17:01 Narhen Brad nailer vs Finish nailer gift for dad

Hey guys, typical tool noob here asking for Father’s Day gift advice
My dad likes to have tools for the odd project. He doesn’t do a ton, but likes to have tools for tinkering or fixing things.
Home Depot has the Ryobi days deals where I can get the Brad nailer plus 2 batteries and a charger for $189. Or…I can get the finish nailer, 1 battery and charger, for $269. Which I’m not sure I can afford
Can someone help me figure out if the Brad nailer would be a good gift for my dad? I don’t want him to be disappointed. or in the future, wish he had a finish nailer
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2023.06.10 17:01 Narhen Brad nailer vs Finish nailer gift for dad

Hey guys, typical tool noob here asking for Father’s Day gift advice
My dad likes to have tools for the odd project. He doesn’t do a ton, but likes to have tools for tinkering or fixing things.
Home Depot has the Ryobi days deals where I can get the Brad nailer plus 2 batteries and a charger for $189. Or…I can get the finish nailer, 1 battery and charger, for $269. Which I’m not sure I can afford
Can someone help me figure out if the Brad nailer would be a good gift for my dad? I don’t want him to be disappointed. or in the future, wish he had a finish nailer
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2023.06.10 17:00 Narhen Brad Nailer or Finish Nailer gift for dad

Hey guys, typical tool noob here asking for Father’s Day gift advice
My dad likes to have tools for the odd project. He doesn’t do a ton, but likes to have tools for tinkering or fixing things.
Home Depot has the Ryobi days deals where I can get the Brad nailer plus 2 batteries and a charger for $189. Or…I can get the finish nailer, 1 battery and charger, for $269. Which I’m not sure I can afford
Can someone help me figure out if the Brad nailer would be a good gift for my dad? I don’t want him to be disappointed. or in the future, wish he had a finish nailer
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2023.06.10 16:16 DarkSoulsIsMid Talk me into/out of ecodiesel and 4xe

I’m looking to buy a gladiator, this would be a weekend warrior car, plus groceries, no commuting.
My adventures look like camping occasionally, overlanding occasionally, some trails, mountain biking, lots of trips to ski resorts (hopefully with lots of snow) and road trips around and out of Washington. Mostly longer trips to get from Seattle to the cascades or the Olympic peninsula.
I’m really attracted to the idea of a novel fuel source, I’ve never had an electric or diesel vehicle. But when I do the napkin math, it just doesn’t add up. The 4xe doesn’t exist yet but it will probably have like a 7-10k usd markup and I don’t qualify for the tax credit. And the mpg is only marginally better, with the downside of lugging around a heavy battery. To make it worthwhile you would need to do daily trips within plug-in range right?
Diesel would be fun but still the mpg gains are marginal, and the cost of maintenance and fuel makes it not so worth the extra 4k for the drive train.
In either case, the economic break-even point could take years to reach and by then there may be better options on the market.
Finally, if I go gas I could get a manual transmission. I’m intimidated by the prospect of off-roading in a manual because I never done that before, but I do enjoy manual on the pavement.
But I still want a electric Jeep or a diesel, because of the coolness factor. What do I do?
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2023.06.10 16:14 asamshah [Blast from the past] "SRK only had 2 Crore in his pocket when he bought Mannat - paid it off in 4 years. Salman thought Gauri's name was Gayatri 😂. Aamir told SRK to call Yash Chopra to do Darr 👀" - Designer, Shabina Khan

In a special essay for the Notch Magazine March 2013 issue, designer turned producer Shabinaa Khan shares her memories of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. She talks about SRK's starting days in Bollywood and his life with his wife Gauri Khan since they moved to Mumbai some 20-plus years ago. Here are some interesting excerpts, tidbits, and pics from the special essay, titled "The SRK Story".
On SRK and Gauri's first days in Mumbai: "For a couple of weeks, after Gauri joined SRK in Mumbai, they lived in one of two bedrooms in Aziz Mirza's house. Soon they moved out and rented a one-bedroom apartment at Mount Mary. Gauri would do all the housework because she hated the idea of having a maid hovering around in such a small space with them. Shah Rukh had brought his Maruti 800 from Delhi to Mumbai, and Gauri would drive around in that."
On SRK and Salman Khan's friendship and Salman Khan calling Gauri "Gayatri": "Those days, my gang would hang out at Salman's (Khan) house, and soon SRK and Gauri too started dropping by in the evening. We would all either have dinner or play Pictionary. Yes, those were the good old days of friendship and love. One such night a really funny incident occurred. We were going to Rock Around the Clock, a nightclub frequented by filmy folk. While driving there, Salman kept addressing someone as 'Gayatri'. We all wondered who Gayatri was, and when we asked Salman, he instantly pointed to Gauri saying, "Isn't she Gayatri?" It was hysterical, especially because we had hung out for a year and the whole time Salman thought Gauri was 'Gayatri'!
On how Aamir Khan rejected Yash Chopra's Darr and SRK got the role: "I'd like to share a strange, career-defining incident that took place. This happened at Salman's annual Eid party, and everyone was in attendance - from Aamir to Shah Rukh to the top heroines of the 90s. The party was winding up and I was among the last to leave. It was around 4:30 am and I still remember that (ironically!) Aamir Khan, SRK, Gauri, and I were standing in Salman's compound when Aamir told Shah Rukh about a narration he heard the previous day. Though he refused the film, he strongly thought that Shah Rukh was perfect for the role and urged him to call Yash Chopra for the same. The film was Darr, and in that one casual conversation, Aamir literally handed over Yash Chopra and Yash Raj banners to Shah Rukh. Darr made a hero out of a villain, history was written for Shah Rukh Khan, as he became Yash Raj's favorite actor and Yash uncle's eternal 'Rahul'."
On SRK gaining success, especially post Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge: "Shah Rukh graduated from driving a Maruti 800 to a swanky red Pajero with the number plate 786. Incidentally, he was instrumental in making Pajeros stylish. We took innumerable rides in his car and soon he and Gauri shifted into a terrace flat in a small but cute building called Amrit. Gadgets were a passion with SRK and his new pad became a hangout for all of us. We spent many evenings checking out his new acquisitions or watching movies on the laserdisc player. Shah Rukh got his dream bungalow Mannat during Gauri's birthday - and Adi decided to show the first copy of his film (DDLJ). That was the day Shah Rukh hosted all of us on the dilapidated terrace of the house with no lights, just one bulb, biryani served on thermocol plates, and disposable glasses. He was just too excited to show us his latest acquisition. Just before they renovated their bungalow, Ekta Kapoor and SRK threw a joint Holi party in that sprawling space. I still remember that it was one of the biggest and most memorable Holi parties ever!"
On SRK, the man: "Shah Rukh may not know anything about you, but he listens intently, and can decode you in minutes after which he will turn around and give you the finest advice. By the end of it, you can't help but be awed by his charm and incredible intelligence.

Shah Rukh's unmatched success is coupled with the fact that he has incredible foresight and great business acumen. He lives life king-size and has houses all over the world today. I'm lucky because I can stay in each one of them whenever I want! He recently built a huge theatre in Mannat, and now our lives are so much easier as far as watching movies is concerned. Sometimes I watch movies all alone in that theatre at whatever time I want. Such luxury can only be experienced because of Shah Rukh and Gauri's large-heartedness.
He told me that he had just Rs 2 crore in savings when bought Mannat, which was worth Rs 30 crore. Through sheer grit, determination, and hard work, he paid off the entire loan in just 4 years.
But despite all the success, Shah Rukh is one of the most humble and down-to-earth people you would ever meet. His wit is unmatched and he is a perfect gentleman.
A quintessential lover on screen, an active philanthropist, a successful businessman, a darling of millions of fans, a rock-solid friend, and a complete family man - all these qualities define Shah Rukh Khan. It's been an incredible journey for me to learn life's lessons from him. I wish him many more years of success and good health in all that he does, and I always pray that God gives him and Gauri ten times more than what they have today. There's no one quite like you SRK. You are truly 'King Khan'!"
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2023.06.10 15:46 dealgad [Amazon] LongPlus Solar Security Cameras Wireless Outdoor, Wireless Battery Security Camera with Solar Panel for Home,WiFi Camera with AI Detection, with 33% off, for $46.89 +save extra 20% with coupon (lightning deal)

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2023.06.10 15:16 rolorolorolo90 $350 for used Epson 2150 with 3500 lamp hours + a projector screen

I found a FB Marketplace posting for a used Epson Home Cinema 2150 with 3500 lamp hours plus a screen listed for $350. Is this worth it? Will I need to replace the bulb ASAP? Any advice (including for how to test the projector if it is worth a look) is much appreciated.
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2023.06.10 15:08 dadealman [Amazon] LongPlus Solar Security Cameras Wireless Outdoor, Wireless Battery Security Camera with Solar Panel for Home,WiFi Camera with AI Detection, with 33% off, for $46.89 +save extra 20% with coupon (lightning deal)

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2023.06.10 14:40 techstar2000 [Geekbuying] ILIFE V7s Plus Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Vacuuming & Mopping, 300ml Dust Box, 2600mAh Battery, 120min Runtime, i-Dropping Technology, Automatic Obstacle Avoidance with 55% off, for $90

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2023.06.10 14:37 ExoticMeatDealer Am I reading too much into the situation?

Brace for wall:
I (42m) have been seeing a woman (38f) for about three months. We live 1.5 hours apart and both have full-time careers, and only get large chunks of time together over weekends. At the start we both discussed that we’d have to make sacrifices and work at the distance thing to make the relationship work.
First weekend of June, she decided she would stay home to relax. She invited me up but I had been up to her place every weekend in May. I asked her to come to me, she declined. The weekend after that (this weekend) she had a family event she couldn’t miss, and so I thought missing her for three weeks would suck but we could manage. I said this to her; she agreed—three weeks sucks.
Later I remembered that she was having friends fly in for a weekend-long party next weekend. When I confirmed that, she also told me that she was going to be her mom’s plus-one at a wedding the last weekend in June. So, she booked herself for the entire month.
I told her that five weeks without meaningful time together was too long for me and I didn’t feel like I was a priority on her calendar. She had booked the whole month and chose not to come visit. The wedding also seemed optional—she lives 100 yards from her mom and they often have dinner and hangout regularly; go to events and activities together.
She got very mad about this. She accused me of assuming she was trying to hurt me on purpose; she said hates having to explain herself to me every time she makes plans. I did not ask her for an explanation and this situation has come up once before. I also explained that I’m asking that we don’t go five weeks apart. To my recollection, she has never adjust her schedule to accommodate the relationship, just me.
Then the story developed and she had to stay home to get a break from people and recharge her batteries. And the wedding was also for her friend and her and her mom actually both got invited with +1s. She said she doesn’t see it as five weeks apart,there ms only three left so it’s just three weeks apart.
She ended by saying she feels she makes me a priority and she’s giving all she has. If that’s not enough, then that’s okay. I told her I had to step back and think about this.
I’m not sure what’s next. She says the words but doesn’t take the actions, and the conversation was a bit sketchy. There’s a big part of me saying “bail now!” Am I reading too much into this?
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2023.06.10 14:18 SubjectBuffalo0 Dropshipping Candles: A Lucrative Niche Business Opportunity

Dropshipping Candles: A Lucrative Niche Business Opportunity
When it comes to starting an online business, dropshipping has become a popular option in recent years. One of the most profitable niches in the dropshipping industry is candles. With the increasing demand for scented candles and eco-friendly alternatives, dropshipping candles can be a lucrative business opportunity. In this article, we will explore the benefits of dropshipping candles, product ideas, and marketing strategies to help you succeed in this niche market.

The Advantages of Dropshipping Candles

One of the main advantages of dropshipping candles is that you don’t need to hold inventory. With dropshipping, you simply list the products on your online store and when a customer places an order, the supplier ships the candles directly to the customer. This reduces the cost and risk of holding inventory and frees up your time to focus on other aspects of your business.
Another advantage of dropshipping candles is that it is a low-cost business model. You can start with minimal investment, and as your business grows, you can expand your product range and marketing strategies. Dropshipping also allows you to test different product ideas and niche markets, without committing to a large inventory.

Product Ideas for Dropshipping Candles

There are many different types of candles that you can sell in your dropshipping business. Here are some product ideas to consider:

Soy Candles

Not only are soy candles more eco-friendly, but they also last longer. As such, soy candles are made from soy wax that is 100% natural and derived from soybeans. Soy wax burns slower than typical candle paraffin wax. So, our customers can enjoy their candles for a while, which increases the perceived value of the product.
Moreover, while most candles emit black soot, soy candles burn much cleaner. Thus, they don’t require any chemical amplifiers to produce a nice candle scent. And, although they are typically made in classic candle jars, they can be adapted into pillar candles. With this in mind, ensure to offer customers variations whenever possible so the sales potential is higher.

Beeswax Candles

These types of candles are brighter and burn for a longer period. Because they have a higher melting point in comparison to other candle waxes, they emit a brighter, warm-toned flame.
Thus, beeswax candles are perfect for a cozy night with our favorite book. Plus, beeswax candles emit a soft scent that ranges from honey to hints of pollen. There are various kinds of beeswax candles. So, be sure to add multiple options in your store to increase your product range and sales.
Beginner’s Tip: Offer different-sized candle holders to be paired with beeswax candles as a cross-selling technique. This will enable you to increase your average order value.

Scented Candles

Scented candles are one of the most popular types of candles on the market. They come in a variety of aromas such as lavender, vanilla, and peppermint. You can target specific audiences by offering scented candles that cater to their preferences. For instance, you can offer candles with scents that promote relaxation and stress relief, or candles that are designed for meditation and yoga.

LED Candles

LED candles are a great option for those who want the ambiance of candles without the safety hazards associated with open flames. They are battery-operated and can be used in a variety of settings such as weddings, restaurants, and spas.
Furthermore, LED candles are composed of energy-efficient light bulbs, making them easy to install in existing fittings. So, where can we place LED candles? Well, with their decorative aesthetic, various color temperatures, and dimmable features, they’re ideal for chandeliers or wall sconces.
With this in mind, you can differentiate yourself from the competition by offering LED candles in your stores. When you stand out among all the dropshippers, you’ll rake in higher profits!

Pillar Candles

Pillar candles are a classic choice that never goes out of style. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and can be used for decoration or as a centerpiece. You can offer pillar candles in different shapes such as columns or cylinders to cater to customers’ preferences.

Birthday Candles

Birthday candles are a must-have for any celebration. You can offer a variety of options such as traditional candles, numbered candles, and themed candles to cater to different occasions and age groups.

Expanding Your Product Range

Expanding your product range is another effective way to maximize your profit potential in your candle dropshipping business. Here are some product ideas to consider:

Candle Accessories

Candle accessories such as holders, snuffers, and lighters can be a great addition to your product range. These products can provide an upselling opportunity and increase your average order value.

Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy candles are another popular product that you can consider adding to your product range. These candles use essential oils to promote relaxation and stress relief, making them popular among customers who value wellness and self-care.

Custom Candles

Custom candles are a unique and personalized product that can set your business apart from the competition. You can offer custom-designed candles for weddings, corporate events, or special occasions.

Marketing Strategies for Dropshipping Candles

To succeed in the dropshipping candles niche, it’s important to have a solid marketing strategy. Here are some ideas to consider:

Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. You can create social media pages for your business and post high-quality images of your products. You can also use social media advertising to target specific demographics and interests.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is another effective way to reach your customers. You can create a mailing list of subscribers and send them newsletters, promotions, and updates about your products.

Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is a popular trend in the dropshipping industry. You can collaborate with influencers in your niche to promote your products to their followers. This can help you reach a wider audience and build brand awareness.

Upselling and Cross-Selling

Upselling and cross-selling involve offering customers additional products or upgrades to their existing purchases. This can help increase your average order value and maximize your profits.

Pricing Strategies

One of the most important factors to consider when maximizing your profit potential is setting the right price for your products. Here are some pricing strategies to consider:

Competitive Pricing

You can set your prices based on the competition in the market. Research what other online stores are charging for similar products and set your prices accordingly. Be sure to offer competitive prices and marketing promotions to attract customers.

Value-Based Pricing

Value-based pricing involves setting prices based on the benefits that the customer will receive from the product. For instance, you can offer unique scents or eco-friendly options that justify a higher price point.


Bundling involves offering multiple products for a lower total price than if each product was purchased separately. This can help increase your average order value and encourage customers to purchase more products.

Discover the Best Candle Dropshipping Suppliers for Your Business

When it comes to starting a candle dropshipping business, finding the right suppliers is crucial for your success. As a dropshipper, your supplier is responsible for the quality of the products, shipping, and handling returns and refunds. In this article, we will explore the best candle dropshipping suppliers that you can trust to provide high-quality products and reliable services.

Top Candle Dropshipping Companies

1. CJDropshipping

CJDropshipping is a dropshipper-friendly platform designed by dropshippers themselves. It offers a product sourcing solution that allows us to request unavailable items, giving us a competitive advantage. Quality control ensures our customers receive top-notch products, while branding options like POD and white label customization help build brand awareness. With CJDropshipping, we can find affordable candles and a wide range of options, including flameless, aromatherapy, beeswax candles, and accessories.

Advantages of using CJDropshipping:

  • Product sourcing solution
  • Print-on-demand (POD)
  • While label branding option
  • Affordable products
  • Quality control
  • Large candle catalog

Disadvantages of using CJDropshipping:

  • Poor user experience on the website
  • Limited US shipping options

2. AliExpress

AliExpress is a well-known online retail platform that offers a variety of products, including candles. As a dropshipper, you can source candles from AliExpress and have them shipped to your customers directly. The platform offers a wide range of candle options, from scented candles to LED candles, at competitive prices.

Advantages of using AliExpress:

  • Extensive Worldwide Warehouses: AliExpress global network of warehouses ensures that your candles are stored strategically in various locations. This not only reduces shipping times but also enables you to fulfill orders efficiently and reach customers across the globe seamlessly.
  • Lightning-Fast Shipping: AliExpress understands the importance of timely deliveries in the world of dropshipping. With their streamlined shipping processes and reliable carrier partnerships, they provide fast shipping times for your customers. You can rest assured that their orders will arrive promptly, enhancing their satisfaction and boosting your business reputation.
  • AliExpress Dropshipping Center: As an added advantage, AliExpress offers seamless integration with its Dropshipping Center. This powerful tool enables you to easily import products from AliExpress and automate order fulfillment, saving you time and effort. With our platform, managing your dropshipping business becomes even more convenient and efficient.
  • Competitive Prices: They offer competitive prices for the candle selection. AliExpress ensures that you have access to the best possible prices, allowing you to maximize your profit margins and stay ahead in the market.
  • Wide Selection of Candles: Variety is key when it comes to running a successful dropshipping store. AliExpress curates a wide selection of candles, sourced from reputable suppliers worldwide. Whether your customers are looking for scented candles, decorative candles, or specialty designs, they got you covered with a diverse range of products.

Disadvantages of using AliExpress:

  • No Bundle Options: Currently, they do not offer bundle options for their products. It’s understood that bundling can be an effective way to provide value and convenience to customers.
  • Language Barriers: They experience language barriers can sometimes pose challenges, especially when dealing with international suppliers.
  • Some products may be of lower quality: While they strive to curate a selection of high-quality products, they acknowledge that variations in product quality can occur.

3. Etsy

Etsy is a perfect supplier of custom vintage, homemade, and custom candles.

Advantages of using Etsy:

  • Niche oriented
  • Wide range of unique candles
  • High-profit margin potential

Disadvantages of using Etsy:

  • Individual sellers
  • Sanctions policy
  • New dropshipping supplier

4. eBay

eBay offers excellent buyeseller protection, ensuring timely and undamaged deliveries for our customers. Refunds can be requested for faulty products. With numerous sellers on eBay, fast shipping is crucial to remain competitive and satisfy customers with quick delivery. eBay enables easy product research by observing the competition, including the number of sellers and sales for candle products. The platform offers a wide range of candles, from soy to unscented options, catering to diverse needs.

Advantages of using eBay:

  • BuyeSeller protection
  • Easily spy on your competitors
  • Quick shipping & delivery
  • Thousands of sellers to source candles from

Disadvantages of using eBay:

  • Varying business policies
  • Product research is difficult

5. AutoDS Warehouse & Private Suppliers

AutoDS is the premier dropshipping supplier for candles. With our warehouse, you get efficient order fulfillment and fast shipping for your customers. Our platform offers a diverse candle marketplace with items from various suppliers.
By choosing AutoDS as your dropshipping supplier, you gain access to exclusive private suppliers and unique candle products. This gives your store a competitive edge and allows you to maximize profits through special discounts.
One key feature of AutoDS is personalized shipments with your store logo, enhancing your brand presence. With streamlined processes and reliable shipping, you can focus on growing your candle business without logistical concerns.
In summary, AutoDS is your trusted dropshipping supplier for candles. With a wide range of products from different suppliers, you can enhance your brand identity, access exclusive offerings, and benefit from special discounts. Let AutoDS handle logistics while you concentrate on growing your candle business.

6. Amazon

Amazon serves as an excellent platform for sourcing due to its numerous advantages. One notable benefit is the availability of Amazon Prime, a membership program that grants access to 2-day shipping. Even without a Prime membership, customers can still enjoy fast delivery times thanks to Amazon’s domestic warehouses.
Furthermore, Amazon boasts a top-notch customer service team and implements clear business policies. For instance, the inclusion of Amazon Prime allows sellers to offer customers a convenient 30-day return policy without any questions asked. This commitment to customer satisfaction contributes to increased repeat purchases and fosters loyalty to the store.

Advantages of using Amazon:

  • Quick delivery times
  • Exceptional business policies
  • Global warehouses
  • Great customer support
  • Lots of candle options

Disadvantages of using Amazon:

  • Account locks
  • Price fluctuation

7. Wayfair

This supplier has global warehouses for fast shipping, including free two-day shipping for US customers. Wayfair’s MYWAY program provides free shipping, exclusive products, and additional dropshipping perks. They offer a wide range of high-quality candles, including outdoor flameless pillar candles and lemon-mint scented options.

Advantages of using Wayfair:

  • 4000+ candles
  • Free 2-day shipping (US)
  • The MYWAY program
  • International warehouses

Disadvantages of using Wayfair:

  • More expensive products
  • Access to exclusive deals only with MYWAY membership

8. Wax & Wick

Wax & Wick offers a dropshipping program with discounts, order fulfillment, and a focus on soy-based candles. Their platform allows you to identify best-selling candle products, optimizing your listings for guaranteed sales.

Advantages of using Wax & Wick:

  • Dropshipping program
  • Discounts
  • Best-sellers section

Disadvantages of using Wax & Wick:

  • No option to automate the business processes
  • Limited product range
  • Lack of shipping regions

9. Candle Builders

With POD offerings, you can customize candles for your brand and target audience, increasing product pricing and profitability. Candle Builders allows you to sample products for quality assurance and provides design templates to help you create and scale your dropshipping POD candle business.

Advantages of using Candle Builders:

  • Custom-made candles
  • Sample Ordering
  • Design templates

Disadvantages of using Candle Builders:

  • Limited integration options
  • Two styles of candles
  • Does not integrate with AutoDS

10. ACDC Co.

CDC Co. is an excellent source of sustainable candle products. Dropshipping these candles allows you to promote sustainability and attract more customers to your stores. With positive customer reviews, the quality of CDC Co.’s candles is assured. Additionally, their dropshipping program offers package branding, order fulfillment, and seamless integration, making them a convenient supplier.

Advantages of using ACDC Co.:

  • Eco-forward company
  • Positive customer reviews
  • Dropshipping program

Disadvantages of using ACDC Co.:

  • Higher pricing
  • Limited candle products

Wholesale Candle Suppliers: Your Guide

If you are looking for a wholesale candle supplier for your dropshipping business, here are some things to consider:

Product Quality

When choosing a wholesale supplier, you must ensure that the products meet your quality standards. You can order samples from the supplier to check the quality before placing a bulk order.


Price is an essential factor to consider when choosing a wholesale supplier. You must ensure that the supplier offers competitive prices that allow you to make a profit while offering affordable prices to your customers.


Shipping is another vital aspect to consider when choosing a wholesale supplier. The supplier must offer fast and reliable shipping so that your customers receive their products on time.

Choose the Best Candle Dropshipping Platform for Your Business

When choosing a dropshipping platform for your candle business, here are some things to consider:

Product Range

The dropshipping platform you choose must offer a wide range of candle products to choose from. This will allow you to cater to customers’ preferences and offer a variety of options.


The dropshipping platform you choose must integrate with your online store platform. This will make it easy to manage your inventory, orders, and shipping.

Supplier List

The dropshipping platform you choose must have a list of trusted suppliers that offer high-quality candles at affordable prices.
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In conclusion, finding the best candle dropshipping suppliers and dropshipping platform is crucial for the success of your business. By choosing a reliable supplier and platform, you can offer high-quality products and reliable services to your customers, resulting in customer satisfaction and increased revenue. Use the tips in this article to find the best suppliers and platforms for your candle dropshipping business.
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2023.06.10 14:14 GrandDynamo Would the Sony Xperia 10 V be a good choice for me?

Hi everyone!
I am currently still using a OnePlus 3T as my daily driver. I bought this phone back in 2016 and it has been great for me so far. I replaced the battery a year or 2 ago and it is still holding up. But it is struggling more and more with apps like Discord and browsing. Especially Discord can be very slow to use on it. But in all fairness it is not bad enough that I need to upgrade immediately only because of performance reasons. I am not a heavy phone user anymore these days, as I do most of my heavy stuff on my computer and I consume most of the media (Anime, YouTube, Manga etc) on my tablet.
I just think it is finally time to move on from this legendary phone that was by my side through multiple schools and university. And honestly, as much as it weird at it sounds, it feels a bit sad to replace it lol. Even tho its only a phone. But I had this phone almost for like 1/4 th of my life. I plan to use the replacement phone at least for a year or 2 as some sort of interim phone, until I go onto a vacation to a place where I want to have a good camera on a phone. But that won't be for at least a year or 2 (or even at all as I got no concrete plans for it yet). Hence, why I am not considering something like the Xperia 1 V due to it's price.
Anyhow, that aside. I am currently looking for a phone that will work fine with WhatsApp, Discord, occasional YouTube, some light web browsing (during lunch brake at work for example) and Reddit. The camera is not as important of a factor. But I would like if it is better than the camera currently on my OnePlus 3T. I saw that the Sony Xperia 10 V could hit a lot of these check boxes, and the battery life is a nice bonus as well. Also the SD card slot, no notch and headphone jack are a nice bonus.
With all this said. Would the Sony Xperia 10 V be a suitable replacement phone for me? If there are things I might be overlooking, please let me know. I am not really home/ informed into the smartphone world.
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2023.06.10 13:18 Whoppingpenny14 Which laptop is better?

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:
40,000 ~ 45,000 TWD
Are you open to refurbs/used?
How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?
battery life , performance ,
How important is weight and thinness to you?
Does not care.
Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
15.6~14 inch
Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
Battlefield 2042 (I haven't buy any 3A now due to my computer performance ,this is the only 3A I have rn.) Genshin Impact Honkai Star Rail Valorant Counter-Strike 2 Some Emulators Visual Studio Davinci Resolve Shotcut
If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?
At least can Vsync to 144Hz
Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?
reliable build quality , m.2 expand slot
Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
MSI Bravo 15 C7VF 2023 (R5-7535HS+RTX4060) vs. GIGABYTE AORUS 15 9MF-E2TW383SH (i5-12500H+RTX4050)
Because R5-7535HS is a new CPU ,plus I didn't use any AMD Ryzen CPU before, so I don't know how to choose.
(What I heard about AMD is more power efficient)
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2023.06.10 12:38 wongl888 Joined the MY Club today from HK

Joined the MY Club today from HK
Took delivery of MY RWD grey with black seats and standard 19” Gemini wheels.
Car was ordered 6/May, VIN issued about a week later, and born in Shanghai on 15/May/2023. Therefore HW3 but with matrix headlights and LFP batteries.
Surprisingly it had USS front and back, so I am happy that I didn’t get HW4 minus USS. It came without mud guards nor side PPF (which I have on order thru the Chinese version of eBay called Taobao).
Arrived early at Tesla to perform Pre-Delivery inspection this morning. Tesla HK only allow one hour for my slot, but the delivery centre folks were super nice and allowed me inspect my car upon arrival ahead of my time slot.
Ended up spending two hours going thru a very comprehensive checklist I downloaded, plus a few more checks I found on a YouTube video by a detailing specialist (additional checks on the headlight mounts, wheel arch fastenings, trunk struts etc). Guess what I found? Completely nothing! Not even a tiny scratch, nor a swirl on the paint work, and most definitely no panel gaps issues!!! I have to commend Tesla Shanghai and the Tesla Hong Kong delivery team for such an excellent presentation and pre-delivery preparation. Well done and a big Thank You.
Spent the afternoon installing a screen protector, door pocket silicon liners and most importantly a fridge designed to fit flush into the MY trunk.
Next in my list is the glass roof liners as it was super hot driving the car home.
Oh, forgot to mention that the car had 29km on it which I felt was a tad on the high side for a brand new car! 😂
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