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2023.06.07 14:05 jesskitten07 Should I really stick through W1, go to W2 or jump to W3
TLDR: Does W2 or 3 have enough context for references to prior story so one doesn’t feel lost?
I’m person tends to love following a story from the start. I can get frustrated when I come in on a sequel, and so much references the previous story with the expectation that I know exactly what has happened previously. Honestly that is a risky prospect for me at the best of times, given I have some memory issue, but just throwing it in there expecting I know when I’ve never touched the previous one, and the only options are; feel lost (feels bad), go back and play (not always an option for different reasons. W1 case I get so frustrated with the way they tried to use Neverwinter’s engine to tell a more engaging action game), or go read about it on a wiki (not so engaging or memorable).
So my question really is does W2 or 3 provide enough context for prior references that even if I end up going to a wiki, which I often do if I’m intrigued about something, it doesn’t feel like the story is incomplete without doing it, the references have enough explanation it doesn’t have you feeling lost?
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2023.06.07 14:05 Specialist-Egg-4667 Will it ever end?
I’m running the risk of sounding like I’m complaining and that I don’t appreciate my life, but damn am I struggling..
My parents are sick, and I’ve been lucky enough to work hard and get into a career that can support them whilst I buy a house for them and eventually myself. The interest rates are killing me, and I can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have wonderful support from my partner, but I just feel like I’m treading water. Dads not getting any better and mums going down hill fast. They live with me and there are tenants in my property but the repayments go up nearly $150-$200 a month. Selling would throw me backwards, but I’m managing for now. Not sure how much longer I can take the rises.
I’m a young girl who isn’t handling things very well right now.
There’s no real point to this post except I guess to see if anyone feels how I do? Is it valid? Will it be okay?
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2023.06.07 14:04 trip-planner-123 tourist places to visit in july in india
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Looking to explore India in July? Experience the cooler climates of Ladakh and Shimla in the northern regions. Discover the mystical charm of the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand or the vibrant monsoon season in Kerala. For a hassle-free trip, rely on the expertise of the best tour planners in India to curate an unforgettable journey. Here are some of the best places to visit in India in July
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir: Known for its breathtaking landscapes and high-altitude beauty, Ladakh experiences pleasant weather during July. The monsoon doesn't have a significant impact on this region, making it an ideal time to visit.
Goa: Experience the mesmerizing beauty of Goa with our best Goa tour packages. Immerse yourself in the golden beaches, vibrant nightlife, and Portuguese architecture. Indulge in water sports, explore ancient temples, and savor the mouthwatering seafood. Let us create unforgettable memories as you delve into the charm of this coastal paradise.
Kerala: Kerala, located in southern India, is a mesmerizing destination known for its natural beauty and vibrant culture. With its serene backwaters, lush tea plantations, and picturesque hill stations, Kerala offers a delightful experience for travellers. Explore the diverse landscapes and indulge in authentic experiences with Kerala tour packages
, tailored to suit every traveller's preferences.s.
Udaipur, Rajasthan: Udaipur, known as the "City of Lakes," offers a respite from the scorching heat of Rajasthan during July. The lakes and palaces look captivating amidst the occasional rain showers, creating a romantic atmosphere.
Munnar, Kerala: Munnar is a hill station located in Kerala, offering breathtaking views of tea plantations, mist-covered mountains, and cascading waterfalls. July brings a refreshing charm to this place, making it an excellent choice for nature lovers.
Coorg, Karnataka: Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is a picturesque hill station in Karnataka. In July, the region experiences monsoon showers, adding a touch of romance to the lush coffee plantations, waterfalls, and scenic landscapes.
Shillong, Meghalaya: Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is known for its stunning natural beauty. July brings refreshing showers to this region, highlighting its waterfalls, rolling hills, and pleasant climate.
Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Tirthan Valley is a hidden gem in Himachal Pradesh, offering pristine landscapes, rivers, and trekking opportunities. July is an excellent time to witness the valley in its full glory with lush green forests and gushing waterfalls.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands experience milder rainfall during July, making it a good time to explore its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and indulge in water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand: July is the best time to visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. This UNESCO World Heritage Site blooms with a vibrant array of alpine flowers during this period, creating a breathtaking sight.
2023.06.07 14:04 wheelersdealers [Amazon] Canon EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with 4K Video, Full-Frame CMOS Senor, DIGIC X Image Processor, Dual UHS-II SD Memory Card Slots, and Up to 12 fps with Mechnical Shutter, with 20% off, for $1,999.00
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2023.06.07 14:03 vrilkvlt Selling some records..
Based in UK. All nm/nm.. Think these are all priced pretty reasonably, but happy to do some discount for bulk.
Avslut – Forslavad - Black Vinyl 2019 ltd. 300 – GBP9
Avslut – Tyranni – Dark Blue Splatter – 2019 ltd. 300 – GBP9
Elderwind – Fires – Orange Marble – 2022 ltd. 250 – GBP30
Sielunvihollinen - Tuhontuoja – Black 7” – 2019 First Edition – GBP5
AntimateriA – Valo Aikojen Takaa – Black – 2017 – GBP10
Wampyric Rites / Mantiel – Ensomhet (Shattered Memories From A Distant Past) – CleaBlack Splatter – 2023 ltd. 50 – GBP15
Wampyric Rites / Funeral Fullmoon – Spectral Shadows Of The Forgotten Castle – Transparent Red/Black Splatter – 2023 ltd. 50 (x2 available) – GBP15
Wampyric Rites / Moloch – The Serpent Cult Of Darkness – Gold/Black Marble – 2023 ltd. 50 – GBP15
Drought – Rudra Bhakti – Black 10” – 2016 – GBP5
Drought – Trimurti – Gold/Black Marble – 2020 ltd. 100 – GBP10
Hadjuk Трилогия (Trilogya) - Black – 2022 – GBP15
Ifernach GAQTAQAIAQ - Translucent Green - 2022 Ltd. 88 – GBP15
Ifernach / Victime Quelconque – Vestiges Gaspésiens - 2021 Ltd. Ed – GBP10
Ifernach FOUR FATAL AMULETS – Red - 2021 Ltd. 100 – GBP15
Silent Thunder - Thousand Hammers - Black - 2022 - GBP15
Bathory - JUBILEUM VOL III - Black – 2021 – GBP10
Helheim – Av Norrøn Ætt – Black - 2013 Ltd. 444 – GBP20
Celtic Frost TO MEGA THERION - Black 2017 2LP REMASTERED (+BOOKLET) – GBP20
Celtic Frost MORBID TALES - Black 2017 REMASTERED (+BOOKLET) – GBP20
White Medal / Wapentake SPLIT EP 2020 Black Vinyl LP Ltd. 144 – GBP5
White Medal JORVIKING / DIVISION: YORKSHIRE Black Vinyl LP 2020 Ltd. 144 – GBP5
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2023.06.07 14:03 Nills33 Same memory sticks
I recently purchased a used PC with 2x Corsair Vengeance 8gb RGB DDR4 3100mhz. I want to fill the rest of the slots and I've heard you should use the same kind of sticks. I've looked online and I can buy for example Corsair Vengeance RGB RS 3200mhz or Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 3600mhz. These look like almost the same, would that cause any issues or should I strictly use the exact same? In that case I'd probably have to replace the current memory sticks I have since I cant find the exact same sticks I currently have.
Anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance
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2023.06.07 14:03 QuiscoverFontaine Two Strangers Far From Home
Merv’s dull clamour reaches always her first when she arrives, followed closely by the smell; the air dark with the press of tired bodies and smoke and camels. Nisa is grateful that money has no smell else the town would be unbearable.
As always the central market is a deafening forum of voices, every trader trying to argue their way to prosperity. A heaving throng of faces and languages and manner of dress, but all still people just like her. Citizens of nowhere but the roads, of only the spaces between cities.
Among them all, a man catches her eye. The red dust of the road is still caught in his dark hair, his manners conscious and practised, his clothing incongruous even here.
He and Nisa make their trades in fractured sentences with words borrowed from a language neither of them speaks with any fluency. Two strangers both so far from home. Purple dye and red lacquer, gold cloth and bronze mirrors, statues of gods she recognises exchanged for gods she doesn’t. Goods that have been already passed along a relay of dozens of hands passed on once more.
Nisa cannot quite say what it is about him. Perhaps it’s his patience, or that he doesn’t try to cheat her out of a fair deal like so many others. Perhaps it’s the way his expression lifts when his eyes meet hers. Or the way he returns her smile. Or that she allows his hands to linger too long on hers.
They linger after their business is complete, both lacking the words to articulate what lay between them. There is colour in his cheeks. Nisa’s heart is galloping in her chest.
It is months before she returns to Merv, arriving heavy with a cargo of gold, wine, raw glass and tempered expectations.
Nisa had thought of him often during her journey there and back again when she had nothing but time as her companion. What might be. The small, warm spark of possibility climbing up into a blaze then settling into low, glowing embers and then down to smouldering ashes.
It had been nothing, she convinces herself. Only a passing politeness and no more. He will have forgotten her in an instant, and she will never see him again. Small mercies.
And yet he is there once more. His face calls out to her from the shifting masses like a beacon, his eyes alight with his recognition of her.
And the sight of him again reminds her that dying embers can still light a fire.
Had he waited for her? Or is this fate?
‘Come with’ he whispers to her that evening, wrapping his warm hands around hers. And in that moment, she is tempted. This is the furthest east she has ever travelled, has never dared leave the familiar safety of Parthia. There is still much further to go.
But would be madness. She hardly knows this man, can barely speak to him. Besides, she has already sold on her Western goods; there will be no market for the heavy silks she just bought back where they came from.
‘Next time. Perhaps,’ she tells him, unsure whether she has missed an opportunity or avoided a mistake. He nods and presses her fingertips to his lips, and her doubts disappear once more.
There is no sign of him the next time Nisa returns. She searches through the markets while refusing to trade on her wares, fearful of stumbling into the same mistake as before. New caravans of traders arrive from the east every day, but his face is not among them.
What a fool she was to think that he alone might be something solid in a world where nothing is fixed in place. The cities forever full of unfamiliar faces, a different camel at every trading post, always carrying things she cannot keep with only a bag of mismatched coins from places she’s never seen to show for it.
She could give up, go back to Ctesiphon and its comfortable memories. But how long would that last, with the Romans eyeing its walls like hungry wolves, seeking to swallow it whole as they do everywhere else within their reach?
All she has now with any certainty is the same stretch of road back and forth and back again, and the point outside Nishapur where she buried her husband too many years ago.
And certainty in herself.
When the new day begins, cold and clear, Nisa packs her new camel with her unsold goods—the same eastern silk unpicked and rewoven to a fine sheer veil as if it were something new—and joins the next caravan heading east to Bukhara.
There are half a hundred reasons why she’ll likely never see her stranger again. No matter. There’s no use waiting.
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2023.06.07 14:03 Ok-Paleontologist275 Borderlands 3 crashed on slaughter shaft
I've been playing for almost six months now and deep into endgame M10 , and decided to play slaughter shaft , my laptop has r5 5600h , 3050ti and 8gb ram , i play the game on high settings with some options turned off and some to medium and it's never crashed like this before , i was playing slaughter shaft and finished it till the end and got all my loot and it was getting progressively laggier with all those spinners and enemies and lava pools till it crashed when i was about to turn in the mission - not enough video memory available and a huge error after that -
So has this happened to anyone else and it's due to the game or my laptop is fucked and something went wrong
I opened the game again after that and it shut off by itself , after which it worked normally. My cpu showed 96 degree highest temp for the first time , I'm scared now lol
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2023.06.07 14:02 DazzTech The Art of Data Recovery: Understanding the Process and Value
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Data has become the lifeblood of businesses and individuals alike. However, data loss can occur due to various reasons, such as hardware failure, accidental deletion, or malware attacks. Data recovery
plays a crucial role in retrieving lost or inaccessible information and restoring peace of mind. In this article, we will explore the different types of data recovery, the recovery process, the feasibility of recovering lost data, examples of successful recoveries, the cost of data recovery
, and its worthiness.
What are the types of data recovery?
Data recovery can be broadly categorized into logical recovery and physical recovery. Logical recovery focuses on retrieving lost data from logical issues such as accidental deletion, file corruption, or formatting errors. Physical recovery involves extracting data from physically damaged storage devices, such as hard drives suffering from mechanical failure or water damage.
What is the data recovery process?
The data recovery process typically involves the following steps:
- Evaluation: The damaged storage device is assessed to determine the cause and extent of the data loss.
- Repair: In physical recovery, technicians repair or replace damaged components to make the storage device functional.
- Imaging: A bit-by-bit copy, known as an image, is created from the damaged device to avoid further damage during the recovery process.
- Recovery: Specialized software tools or techniques are used to extract and reconstruct data from the image or the logically damaged device.
- Verification: The recovered data is carefully examined to ensure its integrity and completeness.
- Restoration: Finally, the recovered data is transferred to a secure storage medium or returned to the user in a usable format.
Can lost data be recovered?
In many cases, lost data can indeed be recovered successfully. The likelihood of recovery depends on various factors, including the nature of the data loss, the extent of damage, and the actions taken after the loss occurred. Timely intervention by data recovery professionals enhances the chances of successful recovery. However, it is crucial to remember that not all data losses can be fully recovered, particularly in cases of severe physical damage or overwriting of data.
What is an example of data recovery?
One notable example of data recovery is the retrieval of critical information from the wreckage of crashed aircraft’s black boxes. In such cases, specialized recovery teams employ advanced techniques to extract and analyze the data stored within the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR). These efforts contribute to investigations and help improve aviation safety.
Is data recovery worth the money?
The worthiness of data recovery largely depends on the value and significance of the lost data. For businesses, the cost of recovering critical data may be justifiable, as it can save substantial financial losses, reputation damage, and legal implications. Similarly, individuals may find the recovery of cherished memories, personal documents, or sentimental files invaluable. Ultimately, the decision to invest in data recovery depends on the value attributed to the lost data and the potential consequences of not recovering it.
Why is data recovery so expensive?
Data recovery can be expensive due to several reasons:
- Specialized Equipment: Data recovery providers invest in sophisticated hardware and software tools designed to handle complex recovery scenarios.
- Expertise and Experience: Skilled data recovery professionals undergo extensive training and possess in-depth knowledge of various storage systems, file systems, and recovery techniques.
- Cleanroom Facilities: Physical recovery often requires the use of cleanroom environments to protect delicate storage media from further damage. Maintaining these facilities incurs additional costs.
- Research and Development: Data recovery companies continually invest in research and development to stay at the forefront of technology and develop innovative recovery methods.
- Time and Resources: The data recovery process can be time-consuming, requiring meticulous effort and attention to detail. The cost reflects the effort involved in recovering data successfully.
Can you still recover data if your hard drive is corrupted?
Data recovery from a corrupted hard drive is indeed possible, although the success rate and ease of recovery depend on the extent and nature of the corruption. In many cases, the data stored on a corrupted hard drive can still be retrieved with the help of specialized tools and techniques employed by professional data recovery services
. These experts have the knowledge and resources to handle complex situations and extract data from damaged storage media.
How do I recover data from a corrupted or crashed hard drive? Recovering data from a corrupted or crashed hard drive
requires careful steps to maximize the chances of success. Here is a general outline of the process:
a. Assess the situation
: Determine the nature and extent of the corruption or crash. Identify any physical damage to the hard drive, such as clicking noises or inability to spin.
b. Safeguard the drive:
If the hard drive is still functional but experiencing corruption, immediately make a backup or create an image of the drive. This step helps prevent further data loss during the recovery process.
c. Professional data recovery:
For severe cases or when dealing with physical damage, it is recommended to seek professional data recovery services. These experts have specialized tools and cleanroom facilities to handle physically damaged drives and employ advanced techniques to recover data.
d. DIY recovery attempts
: If the corruption is minor and the drive is still accessible, you can attempt some DIY recovery steps. These include using data recovery software designed for corrupted drives or employing command-line tools to repair file system errors. However, exercise caution and avoid further damage to the drive.
Who can recover data from a dead hard drive?
Recovering data from a dead hard drive, especially one experiencing physical failure, requires the expertise of professional data recovery specialists. These specialists possess the necessary skills, tools, and cleanroom facilities to handle dead drives and extract data from them. Data recovery companies
specialize in dealing with various types of drive failures, including mechanical issues, water damage, and electrical failures. It is advisable to choose a reputable and experienced data recovery service with a track record of successful recoveries.
Where can I fix a corrupted hard drive?
When it comes to fixing a corrupted hard drive, professional data recovery services are your best option. These services are equipped to handle a wide range of data loss scenarios and have the expertise to repair and recover data from corrupted drives. Reputable data recovery companies
offer diagnostics, evaluation, and repair services for both logical and physical issues. They can also provide guidance on whether data recovery is feasible and offer solutions tailored to your specific situation.
It is essential to research and choose a reliable data recovery service provider in kenya
with a strong reputation and positive customer reviews.
Data recovery serves as a lifeline in the face of unexpected data loss. Understanding the types of data recovery, the recovery process, feasibility, and cost considerations empowers individuals and businesses to make informed decisions. While the expense of data recovery can be significant, the potential value and peace of mind that comes with retrieving invaluable information often make it a worthwhile investment.
2023.06.07 14:02 x_Teferi_x New nameless honor period challenge for forgotten hall
So the period mission is to obtain 15 stars in forgotten hall stages. We’ll I’ve 3 stared them all and have cleared memory of chaos 3 star through stage 7. So kinda just SOL for this mission it seems? Kinda strange they don’t just auto apply it as completed.
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2023.06.07 14:02 timmy_tugboat Downtown Harassment/Cat Callers
This isn't a flame on your wonderful city. We visited from West Virginia this week (we are big Reds fans) and went downtown for a bite to eat. The beef bulgogi at Haru is amazing, btw.
While downtown, we had multiple instances of harassment from people in the street, catcalling my girlfriend, demanding money, open-face glaring at us... etc. We had not been to downtown Cincinnati for some time and had fond memories of it, but we had to hurry to our vehicle when leaving the restaurant. What is happening down there?
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2023.06.07 14:02 AutoModerator What are the benefits and side effects of Ashwagandha?
What is ashwagandha?
The ashwagandha plant is one of the
most powerful herbs. Various parts of the ashwagandha plant are used for medicinal purposes, with ashwagandha extract mainly being used in supplements. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, a natural agent that reportedly helps the body cope with stress. As a result, it’s believed to be effective at helping reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. It may also therefore potentially help with anxiety and depression too.
What does ashwagandha do? Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Ashwagandha is known to help reduce stress and anxiety. One way it does this is by reducing levels of cortisol, a hormone that is released in response to stress. Additionally, ashwagandha has been shown to improve mood and cognitive function, both of which can be negatively affected by stress. Enhances Cognitive Function
Ashwagandha has also been shown to improve cognitive function. One study showed that it improved memory and reaction time in healthy adults. Another study found that it improved task performance in people with ADHD. Additionally, ashwagandha may help prevent age-related cognitive decline. Boosts Energy Levels
Ashwagandha has been shown to boost energy levels. One study showed that it increased stamina and reduced fatigue in people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Additionally, ashwagandha may help improve exercise performance.
Additionally, ashwagandha may also help improve sleep quality and reduce inflammation. These effects can all contribute to enhanced energy levels. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Ashwagandha has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels. One study showed that it improved insulin sensitivity in people with type II diabetes. Additionally, ashwagandha may help reduce fasting blood sugar levels and improve symptoms of diabetes.
Additionally, ashwagandha may also help lower cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. These effects can also contribute to improved blood sugar control. Lowers Blood Pressure
Ashwagandha has been shown to help lower blood pressure. One study showed that it improved blood pressure in people with hypertension. Additionally, ashwagandha may help reduce stress and anxiety, both of which can contribute to high blood pressure. Is ashwagandha safe?
Ashwagandha is generally considered safe for most people. However, it can cause side effects such as stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting in some people. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, it's best to avoid ashwagandha. What happens when you take ashwagandha daily?
As a sleep aid, ashwagandha may help people get to sleep faster and stay asleep for longer. It is also used to promote male potency. Ashwagandha has a variety of health benefits, including reduced blood sugar levels, inflammation, mood, memory, stress and anxiety relief, as well as an increase in muscle strength and fertility. Depending on your requirements, dosages vary from 250 to 500 mg per day for at least one month.
When it comes to stress relief, ashwagandha may be as effective as some prescription medications. A 2010 study found that the herb was just as effective as lorazepam (Ativan) in reducing stress and anxiety. click the link below to learn more about abhwagandha, and its real health benefits. CLICK HERE
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2023.06.07 14:01 TogetherV-com 5 Great Ideas to celebrate Father’s Day
There are many ways to celebrate Father's Day and show appreciation for your father in your life. The day is celebrated every year on 3rd Sunday of June. Here are some creative ideas to celebrate Dad’s Day:
- Write a hand-written note: Take out time to write a heartfelt message to your father, expressing your love, gratitude, and appreciation for all that he has done for you. Include quotes and wishes in your Father’s Day note to make him feel special. Let him know how much he means to you.
- Spend some time together: You can spend a day or a few hours with your father doing activities he likes. It could be something like going on a walk, picnic, playing sports, watching a movie, or going out for a meal. The key is to create meaningful memories and enjoy each other's company.
- Give a thoughtful gift: Give your father a gift that reflects his interests, hobbies, or something he has been wanting. It could be a book, a gadget, clothing, a bouquet, a mug, a pen, a personalized item, or even a handmade card that shows your effort and thoughtfulness. The gift doesn't have to be grand; the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.
- Plan a family get-together: Celebrate Father’s Day together by planning a family get-together if you all live apart. Bring your whole family together for the special celebration.
- Help him with his chores: Take the initiative to assist your dad with any task of that day. It could be something like cleaning the house, cooking a meal and more. It is a good gesture to show him that you appreciate his hard work.
The most important thing about Father's Day is to show him love, appreciation, and gratitude for your his presence and influence in your life. View Poll
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2023.06.07 14:01 dreftzg [Daily News] Are These New Seiko Chronos Ugly Or Not?, Breguet Has Two New Military Chronographs, French Watchmaker Teams Up With French Carmaker For French Race and Dan Henry Is Back With New Colors And Same Price
Welcome back, it's Wednesday and I'll just come out and say it - that Seiko is ugly... Change my mind.
What's new 1/ Seiko Adds Four Completely New Chronographs To The Prospex Collection And Four Limited Editions To The Presage Craftsmanship Series
In 1999 Seiko launched a limited edition they called the Sportura Kinetic Chronograph
. It was a funky watch that used four subdials to display the time and chronograph functions. Just looking at it and you feel the angst of the end of the millennium and the cheesy futurism (not to be confused with neo futurism in architecture led by Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava) that permeated industrial design of the time - from Oakley glasses to Jnco jeans. There’s no easy way to say this, but it’s an ugly watch. I can appreciate the experiment. But come on.
However, Seiko believes that the four dial layout of the Kinetic was pleasing to the eye. That’s why they decided to recreate it in four new solar chronographs that they are adding to the Prospex collection, marking the company’s association with the World Athletics Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary, in August. Officially called the Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph, all four watches sport a new movement with the Seiko Caliber 8A50, a 1/100-second chronograph with a +/- 15-seconds per month precision rating.
The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph watch is 42mm-wide, 12.9mm-thick, and its lug-to-lug distance is 48.3mm. All four watches have the same case and bracelet design but in different executions and ever-so-slightly different prices and naming schemes. I could go on into detail about the dials and colors, but it’s all just a bit confusing. You can hop on over here if you would like to know more
Two of the models will be limited edition of 4,000 each and two will be regular production models. The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar Chronograph watch prices range from 890 Euros to 970 Euros, and all four versions will be available from July 2023. Regular readers of the newsletter will know I keep things very chipper here and don’t pass judgement. But these new Seiko’s are just baffling to me. They look like those Diesel watches you buy at the mall. Am I wrong?
Thankfully, Seiko has another announcement for today. While they have shown these watches previously, they are now starting to sell these stunning Presage Craftsmanship Series watches
. Marking the 110th anniversary of its first wristwatch, the Laurel, Seiko is putting out two pairs of these limited edition pieces, with each featuring a dial made by a dedicated artisan or craft workshop through a traditional Japanese decorative technique — enamel, urushi lacquer, Arita porcelain, and shippō enamel. All four models boast a new case shape, a fresh dial aesthetic, and an in-house automatic movement. And they are now hitting the market.
And despite Seiko’s price increases for recent releases, these new editions seem to align with their predecessors. The white enamel SPB393 retails for €1,650, the brown urushi SPB395 for €2,000, the ivory Arita porcelain SPB397 for €2,000, and the blue shippō enamel SPB399 for €2,250. 2/ Breguet Gives Us Two Redesigned Variations Of The Classic Chronograph With The Type XX And Type 20
Just the other day I linked to a great article on Type 20
, the references issued by the French military in the 1950s. There were many brands who stepped up to produce these Type 20 watches, but the reference has stuck around to be synonymous with one brand in particular - Breguet. They have been making the Type 20 for years now, with occasional updates, but now Breguet is unveiling the new Type XX and Type 20 – a civilian and military-inspired take on the classic design - which is the biggest change to the line.
Despite at first glance looking like it’s two of the same watches with different dials, the Type 20 and Type XX are actually different watches. Both watches come in the same steel case that measures 42mm wide and 14.1mm thick with bidirectional steel bezels and matching lume pips. But this is pretty much where the similarities stop. The Type 20 has a military inspired dial with mint green lume and syringe hands, while the Type XX is a civilian version with a creamy yellow lume and alpha hands.
The Type 20 and Type XX both have a new self-winding movement, the Calibre 728 for the civilian version and Calibre 7281 for the military version. Each movement has a column wheel, vertical clutch, 5Hz frequency, and flyback functionality with 60 hours of power reserve, plus an inverted in-line lever escapement with a flat silicon balance spring for increased durability, longevity, and magnetic resistance.
Why two different calibers? The difference lies in dial layout and how useful it would be in military or civilian applications. On the military version, you only have two registers, with a 30-minute totalizer at three o'clock, now larger than the 60-second totalizer at nine o'clock. Meanwhile, the civilian version has a 15-minute totalizer at three o'clock, a 12-hour totalizer at six o'clock, and running seconds at nine o'clock.
This is not a cheap watch. It will run you $18,000. But it might just be one of the best vintage revivals we have seen in a year full of vintage revivals. 3/ French Watchmaker Yema Teams Up With Alpine French Racing Team To Mark The Most French Race With Five New Watches
One of the most legendary races in the world starts on Saturday and ends on Sunday. Yes, it’s the 24 hours of Le Mans. The race is, of course, one of the most recognisable french things, alongside the croissant and hating tourists. You know what else is very french? Alpine, the legendary car manufacturer that gained it’s fame with the quirky A110 and is currently doing really well (under Renault ownership) with its successor, also called the A110. Alpine will be present at the 24h of Le Mans With their Endurance Team. If only there was a watchmaker that could join in, making it a French hat trick. There is. It’s Yema. Yema has made five new watches to mark Alpine’s stint at Le Mans - the Yema Rallygraf A470 Limited Edition and four Rallygraf Alpine Endurance Team Automatic models of which one is mechanical while the other three are powered by the Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movement.
The Yema Rallygraf A470 Limited Edition takes all the right cues from 70s racing chronographs. The stainless steel case is 39mm wide and 12mm thick without the double-domed sapphire crystal. The solid caseback shows the Alpine Endurance Team logo and the limitation of the watch. The dial is finished in a gradient-blue colour, Alpine’s signature color, with a vintage dashboard-inspired bicompax layout and Alpine’s logo on the chronograph seconds hand. Inside the watch is the Valjoux 7753 and the watch comes on an appropriate black leather rally strap with a steel pin buckle. This watch will be limited to 470 pieces and can be pre-ordered for a price of USD 2,190 with delivery expected in September 2023.
This runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and delivers 48 hours of power reserve. The watch comes on a black leather rally strap with a steel pin buckle. Limited to 470 pieces, tying in with the car, it can be pre-ordered for a price of EUR 2,190 with delivery expected in September 2023
Then there’s the meca-quartz variants. They take the same case as the Rallygraf and give it three variations - white dial with a blue outside minute track
, a cream dial with a black outside minute track
or a black dial with a cream outside minute track
. All of these are also available for preorder now for EUR 399 and will be delivered in September 2023.
Yema also announced a second mechanical watch made in collaboration with Alpine, the Rallygraf Alpine Endurance Team Automatic. This will officially be unveiled this coming Saturday at the Circuit de la Sarthe, during the racing weekend of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although we don’t know all the details at this moment, we can see it’s made of stainless steel
, comes on a multi-link bracelet or black leather strap and has a black dial. The bidirectional rotating bezel can be used to calculate speeds, in combination with the inner ‘Temps Ecoule’ flange in white and blue. It is powered by the in-house Calibre YEMA2000 and will cost USD 990. 4/ The Dan Henry 1970 44mm is back with new colours and the same, affordable price
You might know Dan Hendy as the microbrand that has been pumping out vintage inspired watches since 2016. What you might not know is that they made their name with the Dan Henry 1970 44mm Automatic Diver, the first of their watches to feature an automatic movement. While it might not seem like a big deal, it was for Dan Hanry and the shoppers in the sub $500 range. While Dan Henry serviced it’s customers by providing good value for money with quartz movements, the 1970 44mm Automatic Diver was the first time they offered a mechanical movement at such an affordable price. It sold out instantly and now, four years later, they are back with a limited edition of 1970 pieces.
It’s a very big watch. Very big. The heavy stainless steel super compressor style case measures 44mm in diameter and is 14.8mm thick with a 50.5mm lug-to-lug length. Despite these large dimensions, and with all other manufacturers fighting to go smaller, people still love this watch. They love it enough for it to go for over retail on the secondary market, which is not common for a watch in this pricepoint. Both of the crowns, one for rotating the inner-bezel and one for adjusting the time, screw into the case, giving it 200m water resistance.
The dials get a contrasting pop of color on the outskirts. There’s the black and orange, as well as the black and off-white with a black case and blue with white color combinations. Each version comes with its own colour-matching FKM rubber tropic strap. To keep the price low, the watches are powered by the Seiko NH35. Not the best movement in the world, but it gets the job done for an exceptionally low price.
The new Dan Henry 1970 44mm Automatic Diver is limited to 1,970 pieces, available from Dan Henry and costs $310
. 5/ Bamford Teams Up With Land Rover For The LR002 Limited Edition
Somehere near the end of last year, Land Rover designed their first watch. They called it the LR001 and they turned to Bamford to put the watch into production. It was a great looking field watch made of titanium and all in shades of grey, with a decent price and limited to 100 pieces so they all sold out very fast. Now, Bamford London and Land Rover are bringing it back with an updated, equally limited, version in all black called the LR002.
The LR002 is pretty much the same watch as the LR001, except for the color. While not a fan of black watches, this isn’t a bad thing, as it gives you a chance to buy the sold out Land Rover watch. What is bad is the price, but more on that later. The case measures 40mm wide and 13.25mm thick, and is made out of DLC coated titanium. It has a shape that resembles a field watch but much more modern and has fixed bars. From photos, due to the thick case and fixed bars, this watch looks to wear much larger than it actually is.
The dial seems to be much more interesting than the case. It has a sandwich construction with the top part having a matte black surface and the underside being filled with white lume. And by alternating circular and oblong cutouts, there’s a dynamic look to the dial. Inside the watch is the same movement as in the LR001, the Selita SW200-1B, and it’s delivered on a leather NATO-style bracelet.
The LR002 will have a run of just 100 pieces that are exclusively sold through Hodinkee. At the time of writing there are still pieces available for sale at a price of $1,700. And that’s the biggest issue. The LR001 sold for about $1,300 and the only difference between the two watches is the DLC coating. Is it worth the price difference? 6/ The Casio A120 Is The Best Pairing For Stranger Things, But Do We Need It?
The immense popularity of Stranger Thing undoubtedly lies in it’s 80s nostalgia that reminded us all of our childhoods. While playing to our good memories, it also roped in new generations by picking the best the decade had to offer and presenting it as something cool. That’s why you have a bunch of kids out there listening to Kate Bush and Metallica, while wearing Casio watches and buying VHS tapes. So it only makes perfect sense that Casio would team up with Stranger Things for a limited edition watch, and what better reference to do it with then the A120. This is the Casio x Stranger Things A120WEST-1A.
The watch is a classic Casio A120, with a 33.5mm x 40.7mm rectangle case and since it’s plastic it weighs only 25 grams. It’s not filled with a bunch of functions, but it does have a chronograph, alarm and calendar and you get three years of battery life. There’s a number of Stranger Things references on the watch - there’s a silhouette of the series’ demogorgon monster beneath the digital display and the LED backlight flickers and rapidly blinks just like the surfacing of a demogorgon in the show. Once lit, you can see the watermark of an upside down Stranger Things logo.
Casio has not announced when the watch will be available or how much it will cost, but you can keep an eye out on it here
. Is this a nice homage to a good TV show, or just another example of over-consumerism and corporate media properties slapping their name everywhere, without actually making a meaningfully authentic version of the watch?
On hand - a selection of reviews 1/ A review of Monta’s current flagship dress watch, the Noble 2/ Hands on with the 39mm and 42mm versions of the Hanhart 414 ES Flyback 3/ A week with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore limited edition in pink gold and titanium
Watch Worthy - A look at an offbeat, less known watch you might actually like Dryden is a go-everywhere-do-anything watch with plenty of options
Great dials are always appreciated, but no matter how good the dial is, it doesn’t matter if the watch isn’t wearable. The excellent design choices found on the dial of the Heartlander follow through to the case. Crafted from stainless steel the 38mm-wide case has a lovely 46mm lug-to-lug distance and is only 11.2mm-thick from solid steel caseback to domed sapphire crystal. These dimensions are in the Goldilocks region for an everyday watch for me and my ~6.5-inch wrist. The cases are predominantly brushed except for a thin highly polished bevel that flanks each side of the lugs.
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2023.06.07 14:01 ysandre0096 [Friendship] 22F Scotland/Anywhere looking for long term friends w similar interests+SC mates/dbd players. Pics on page happy to verify 🤟
Hi! So as the title says im looking to find people of similar interests to build long term friendships with, who I can also have a laugh w, and maybe play some games down the line! Interests include tattoos/piercings/body mods, the paranormal and creepy bits in general, exploring abandoned places w my dog, light gaming, anything to do with alternative fashion/makeup, also part of the LGBT/alternative community. Sorry if I've missed anything out, any questions feel free to shoot them at me! Happy to talk to people regardless of gendelocation, but please be within the age bracket of 20-29 please also be respectful of this, as looking to talk to people close in age to myself!. If you think we'd get on feel free to message or chat me with your ASL, thanks for reading 😌edit;❌️NO NSFW❌️
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2023.06.07 14:01 MulletMoustache What are your thoughts on payment protection and critical illness cover?
I have net pay 7k/ month, wife doesn't work, looks after 2 young children
Wife manages 3 property buy to let Portfolio - net 3k/ month
Work gives sick pay, 4 months full pay, 2 months half pay
I'm working (very slowly) on building an emergency fund, aiming for 15k ish
After monthly bills, mortgage, private school fees, money for my wife and spending, plus investing in s&s isa, I have about 1k left over or maybe a little more
I'm frugal with my spending, I like Clarks shoes (I realised as an adult that my dad was right all those years ago) - Clarks shoes are OP
I pay £150/ month for payment protection which kicks in at 6 months, gives about £5k/ month
I pay £300 for life insurance and critical illness cover - if me or my wife dies or get a critical illness (theres a list of conditions) it gives lump sum which pays off the mortgage
I feel the squeeze and i want to get emergency fund sorted and put more into isa
Thinking of cancelling payment protection and reducing cover to only life insurance
On the one hand there is peace of mind, if I get fucked up I will get a monthly salary + mortgage is paid off
On the other hand the chances are very small (touch wood), I'm 38, in good health, don't smoke, so is my wife, and I could use the money elsewhere
Also if I'm unlucky and I get a critical illness which is not covered, they won't pay out
Thoughts and opinions welcome
Note: wife and I constantly debate private vs state school, I feel my kid does really well at the private school and I really like the school, so private it is..... for now
TLDR: moneys tight, could use the £ to invest, is payment protection and critical illness cover worth it?
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2023.06.07 14:01 Equivalent_Spread_45 Looking for a comic book from (possibly) the 80's. Killer robots, violence, nudity
Hi everyone, I am looking for the name of a comic book (in the format of a thin pocket-book) i purchased from a second hand bookshop in Paris in the 90's, it has since been lost and i have only a few memory fragments of it. It might have been from the 1970's or 1980's. It was drawn in black and white and the language was French, but I am not sure at all if the origin was French. The drawing style if i remember correct was realistic, with thin drawing lines and quite a lot of detail. The theme was very dark with robotswith a retro-futuristic look (imagine Bender from Fururama or Robbie the Robot) going haywire and murdering people. It was definitely 18+ with graphical violence and nudity.
From what i can recall, the name of the comic or a phrase on the front page was "Les mort des Machines" or similiar. The robots had a phrase they shouted sort of like a chant, something along the lines of "minor et major".
I don't remember it being extremely good but it bugs me that i cannot find it or recall what it was actually called! Cheers and thanks
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2023.06.07 14:00 GracieLynK First time getting a tattoo, is this experience normal?
I have decided to get my first tattoo and after months of research I finally found/decide on a tattoo artist. The artist had great reviews both from google and previous clients I happened to meet at my job. I would love to get insight from experienced artists and people who've received tattoos for many years. The artist I chose has about 30 years of experience.
Red Flags that make me doubt my decision.... - I can't take a picture of my "sketch" even though I already paid the $200 deposit...Reason I was given is due to some people taking a picture and giving it to another artist to complete. I understand the reasoning if nothing was paid in advance, but I already paid for the artist to do the work. The artist's "sketch" was also done on a tablet instead of freehand. The only thing that did have more effort put in was the thing that the artist could not find an online image of. I know how artists use tablets to create images... they overlay, trace (if even), and move the image found online around. I know it still took some time to put all the pieces together, but not as long as it would've been without modern technology. - I was told by my artist that they will not be "redrawing" my sketch a 3rd time... after going in to look at my initial sketch, I had doubts. This was when I wanted to take a picture to show a friend who's had many tattoos, but I was unable to. I have a busy work schedule so I was unable to go back into the shop to look at the sketch again until 2 weeks later. When I went into the shop to see if some changes could be made the artist told me that I better know this is what I want because they will not be changing it a 3rd time, also made a comment about me coming in a month later which I didn't. This also wouldve been resolved a lot sooner if I was actually allowed to take a picture of the work I already paid for and discuss online. The first "sketch" look I had, my artist was also working with another person at the same time. I talked to the receptionist mostly. The 2nd time I went in, I did talk directly with the artist. - My appointment is 8 months out... I don't mind this one as much because I knew the artist's appointment book was very full, but with already paying a deposit for an appointment 8 months out, plus all of the other issues above. I'm very concerned. I don't doubt the artist does good work, but I'm concerned I will end up with a tattoo I won't like or be out $200.
Thanks for reading this far and for your insight!
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2023.06.07 14:00 Divine-Sugarcrush If Dabi had a theme song, it would be from FNAF
The song is Balloons by Mandapony. I was listening to old FNAF songs for nostalgia and I noticed that ALL the lyrics of Balloons could fit Dabi's story and current place in the manga (Chapter 390). I'll put some lyrics below.
So many years So many dark memories So many fears We've now put to ease Pain makes you do things You never knew you could do Is this all real? Or just déjà-vu?
But now the party's over Now the guests are gone It's already past our bedtime It's already almost dawn
Just like balloons We soar on our own Finally free from the pain of our home And just like balloons That no one will hold Free from the truth That no one will know No one will know
Just little children Not at all strange Until the lights went out And everything changed Alone and afraid For oh so long Wondering what did we do wrong?
'Cause now the party's over And everyone is red I feel sick to my stomach Or am I sick in the head?
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2023.06.07 13:58 Ok_Elephant_1554 Can she play
When I was around 2 to 3 me my mum and dad lived in a shared house, it was supposed to be just for women fleeing domestic violence or coming out of prison but my mum knew the landlady so my dad was aloud to live with us at this house.Normally men are not aloud to live in these houses due yo vulnerable women fleeing their domestic abuse. This house had a big shared back garden but for some reason we were the only ones to used it, it had giant trees at the end of the lawn and was all grass, I had a little round frog paddling pool I used to play in by myself. Upstairs lived a women and her daughter they would stand in the window for hours watching me play in my pool. I used to beg my mum could I play with the little girl upstairs as I was lonely playing in my pool by myself but all I would get back is no amy there is no little girl up there, I used to get so angry with my mum for lieing to me. One morning the lady from up stairs was in my kitchen having a cupper with my mum this was the first time my mum and her had spoken I seen this as my opportune moment to ask her could I please play with her daughter I told her I would be her best friend and look after her but the response I got only made me more angry the lady told me she didn't have a little girl who lived with her I knew she was lieing I seen her with her all the time I asked her who was the girl in the window then ? All I got was a sad expression and the lady left my mum and dad never spoke to her again. Fast forward to me being in my 20s I brought this up with my mum and asked her why they wouldn't let me play with the girl upstairs my mums face just dropped and this is what she told me, Amy the house we lived in was for women coming out of prison and escaping domestic violence, the lady upstairs had been released from prison for stabbing her husband to death, the lady had 4 children 3 with her husband and a older daughter about 8 years old from a previous relationship. Tragedy struck them and her 8 year old daughter fell down the stairs in the middle of the night and broke her neck and died. One night a few years after the daughters death the lady and her husband were in a bad place with one another and were drinking and arguing alot. when the husband was drunk he told her that he had infact pushed her daughter down the stairs and killed her it wasn't an accident so she snapped and stabbed him to death her other children were adopted to a family in Australia and she went to prison. My blood ran cold when my mum told me this but straight away everything started to make sense. I still to this day remember what the little girl looked like.
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2023.06.07 13:57 baltimore-aureole NYC flunks economics 101 - is this why our taxes and deficits are out of control?
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https://preview.redd.it/uymnepia4l4b1.jpg?width=310&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f96c49fe068b68d96d11271bb645291791a495ec Photo above - discarded crack pipes made from ordinary household trash. Can't we do better? Not shown - NYC's free vending machines, with made-in-America corporate crack pipes. NYC unveils vending machine for drug users, with free crack pipes and Narcan for ODs Fox News
Being a politician is a job with no credentials required. No college education. Knowledge of history not needed. Never had any economics training? - Okay! Not even basic math. All you need to do is convince enough people to vote for you.
As exhibit A, I submit New York City's latest brainstorm – free vending machines for crack pipes and Narcan. See link above. There's so much wrong here, I don't know where to begin.
First off – common sense. If you had just $1 left in your bank account (NY is, in fact, having a budget crisis), would you blow it on crack pipes? Or possibly something more relevant . . . like fire inspections, subway repairs, or public school infrastructure? Obviously, the guys who dreamed up the crack pipe machines have never seen an apartment fire, ridden on the subway, or have any kids in public schools.
Is the concept behind free crack pipes something like this: addicts wouldn't be unable to afford to purchase a pipe after making a drug buy? A subsidy to help dealers keep crack prices high? In any case, the last time anyone checked, you could get all the discarded crack pipes you wanted in Central Park, or in the subway. Maybe even school playgrounds . . .
Perhaps elected officials are trying to get out in front of a future problem. With all the drug cartel members crossing the border, at least SOME of them are going to find their way to NYC. This means more crack and fentanyl on the streets. Shouldn't we make sure there are enough pipes, to surf the wave of drug buys? The last thing New Yorkers want to see is some alarming TV report on the shortage of crack pipes. They would certainly hold city hall responsible for that, right?
Free Narcan in these very same crack-a-cola vending machines? In case you're not familiar, Narcan is a miracle drug that brings overdosed people back from a near-death experience. And it really works too. But like most pharmaceuticals in America, it can get pricey. A police department near me (Florida) reported recently that they had a Narcan SHORTAGE, because it costs hundreds per dose. And if you don't store NARCAN properly, or administer it correctly, it's worthless. So yes, but all means, let's put Narcan in free vending machines. Where someone can steal it – and sell it to police departments and concerned parents in other states.
How does someone even COME UP with the idea of crack pipe vending machines, free or otherwise? Does a city official tell his minions to draft an RFP – request for proposal – and start mailing it out to soda and chip machine vendors? “Gentlemen! Could you build these, and if so how much would each cost? We anticipate buying hundreds.”
Or did a politician with ties to a vending machine racket – er I mean entrepreneur – get approached by the machine guys? Is this a scheme by politicians to steer money to their vending pals? If so, politicians should expect contributions from vending guys during the next election. Insist on it, even.
Giving away Narcan alongside crack pipes is like bundling free Band-Aids and switchblade knives together. It might seem even handed to someone unfamiliar with knives, but in the end you'll need an endless supply of Band-Aids.
My dad only got as far as a high school diploma, but he was a smart guy. He told me “if you subsidize something, you get more of it. If you tax it, you get less of it."
In a nutshell that's economics 101. NYC has decided to subsidize crack pipes and raise taxes on legitimate citizens. Can you guess how this turns out . . .?