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2023.06.07 10:42 Carter5ive 50F What to say or ask the Ophthalmologist to help diagnose this mystery condition?

Been trying to get a diagnosis for a condition that's been progressing over the past several years. Been bounced between multiple optometrists and ophthalmologists who can't figure it out. All doctors believe it is refractive but can't say what it is or what to do. The primary optometrist is very confident in his script. Finally been referred to see the most senior one available. It's my last hope, so I'm wondering what I as the patient can say or ask to help the doctor solve this?
Case details below...
Started around age 45 and has progressed through age 50. Had some dry eye symptoms age 45 but cleared up with compress and eye drops. No medications, alcohol, drugs, or medical conditions.
Always had better than 20/20 with eyeglasses until this started. Prescription stable for 30 years, -4.50 OD/OS, with astigmatism (cyl?) values changes a bit from year to year. Presbyopia set in over age 45-50 currently +2.50 add. Pterygiums on the less common side of each iris.
The symptom is that in the center of vision, high contrast things are blurry, and the blurriness seems to be caused by an offset ghost image that is a double vision of whatever detail I'm looking at, but sort of greyed out. It's like there's an 'extra' astigmatism happening. The offset second image can be above/below or to the side or both. The offset can be different for each eye, which apparently means this is monocular (?) and more rare.
The effect is most pronounced with text or lights. So black text on white, white text on black, a point of light in the dark, that sort of thing. Just looking at a regular daylit "scene", the effect isn't bothersome. But anything with text, movie credits, street signs, lights, high contrast items, those are all blurry and bothersome.
A white point of distant light in the dark has an odd symptom - the colors can split out, like a prism. In other words, I see the point of white light, but I also see an offset double image of blue or purple copy of the light.
Eye chart becomes difficult, though I can puzzle it out by trying to isolate the "main" image from the lighter double vision version or deduce was is being blurred.
Strabismus-type testing was done but deemed somewhat irrelevant because of the monocular double vision. However the tester noted that 1 out of 3 pairs of eye "muscles" seemed to be almost not responding because I can't easily focus on close objects.
Diagnostic glasses made of pinholes didn't seem to help, however when I just try looking through a single pinhole at home, it seems like it might (?) be better.
The condition never goes away, but is noticeably worse if I or my eyes are tired.
Hard contact lenses (RGP) were tested to eliminate any issue of eye surface being uneven (or something like that?) with no improvement.
Lots of scans of cornea, retina, etc. Cornea apparently thick and healthy enough. Perhaps the beginning of early cataract. Supposedly not keratoconus.
A special eye trace wave scan (?) was done with 256 laser points which determined some possible minor high order aberration starting but supposedly too slight to explain this.
This specialist is basically the last resort in figuring out this condition and whether I can do anything to stop the progression. So I want to know what to say or ask to help give the doctor the best chance to solve this.
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2023.06.07 09:17 BlackBeard30 Interior Swap Options?

I'm tired of the lack of support the seats offer, my ass is sliding all over in corners. So I'm inquiring about options. I'm thinking I'll probably want to snag the better seats and maybe some other interior parts from a higher end Charger but I'm not 100% on what will work, so any input would be appreciated.
My car is AWD, I know the passenger side floor of an AWD model is different but I don't know if this effects the front passenger seat mounting at all?
I don't know for sure how much will swap, will any seats from an '11 plus Charger fit front and rear?
I might change seat colors, if so I'll want to try and get the center console and door panels from the same car the seats come out of. What are the compatibility issues here? Charger center consoles look all the same as ours. But what about door panels. Will the door panels swap?
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2023.06.07 08:47 thehighgroundismine how do i make a *very* persistent evangelical christian leave me alone when she catches me outside

so for some context, I live in a relatively small town and I work at a Walgreens that is just on the outside of a small little plaza-type area with a bunch of cute little mom and pop shops and community centers and such. there is a small bench at the end of the Walgreens parking lot surrounded by bushes and crabapple trees that I like to utilize before work and during my breaks. i don't drive, so i walk to work typically an hour early so i can sit at the bench to read, listen to music, essentially just emotionally prepare for my shift. i do have autism, and this is a very firm "ritualistic behavior" i have. if i don't get to sit outside at that bench before work or during lunch, it ruins my whole day. it sounds silly, but for me it is a very sacred spot.
anyways, there also happens to be a spot in the plaza across the street where the local baptist churchgoers meet up regularly to sit at the base of an american flag and "pray for our country", which is all fine and well, just not my kinda thing. but on one fateful day, this lady, we'll call her Leah(cuz that's her name), spots me across the street as she heads to her car after prayer(important to note that they often utilize the walgreens lot for parking, so that's how she spotted me on the bench before my shift) and she decided that i, with my over-ear headphones on and deeply focused on a 5x5 rubik's cube, looked like i wanted to hear the good news of christ. i have no issues with christianity or anything, it's just not for me, i wanna make that clear, but i'm hoping ppl on this subreddit can understand how uncomfortable it is as a socially anxious person for someone to come into your personal space, have you take off your headphones, and ask your thoughts on eternal damnation. i am a huge people pleaser, which i'm trying to work on, so instead of saying "not interested" or whatever, i gave my honest answer: "i'll never know for sure what will happen when i die, and i've made peace with that", which was the wrong answer cuz to her that clearly meant "i am open to being converted into your religion".
this was probably over a year ago. now, if my work schedule happens to align with their prayer time, she makes sure to stop at my bench and discuss god and jesus with me and hand me pamphlet after pamphlet, which i always claim i'll "get around to reading", despite knowing i won't. because i feel awkward and especially because i am a lesbian and this specific church is very clear on their views against lgbtq+, i just go into this kind of "just say whatever you need to keep yourself safe" mode, which in my case is to nod along and hope that she eventually tired out and leaves. i've been late to shifts because i feel too vulnerable to assert myself and simply say i have to go. i'm afraid that if i lie and say my shift is starting earlier than it actually is just to get away from her, she'll catch me in the lie somehow. i so desperately just want to say "i'm sorry, but i'm really not interested in changing my views, so this is just a waste of time for the both of us", but then in the moment i feel frozen and powerless and just end up submitting to her anyways until she decides to leave. my desperate need to please people and my fear of standing up for myself in even the smallest of ways has me constantly nervous of getting trapped in another attempt to drag me into her church group. like i said, part of my autism is ritualistic behavior which means that i can't just "find somewhere else to sit". it sounds childish, but that specific rickety moss-covered bench is a necessity for me to be able to go into work in a relatively stable mindset. i'm wondering if anyone has any tips for ways i can get her to leave me alone that won't be too unbearable for someone who is so used to being a pushover and doing everything possible to please the other person, or at least tips on how i can hype myself up in preparation. she is an evangelical, and they certainly do NOT give up easy, and so any hints i've given in the past that i'm not interested were quickly dismissed by her. i have a hard enough time talking to people as it is, but i'm having an especially hard time finding the backbone to just be like "hey, plz leave", and i feel really stupid and childish for that. it shouldn't be so hard, but it is, and i'm hoping someone here can at least understand
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2023.06.07 08:35 aaadubai Understanding the Difference Between Auto Repair Shops in Dubai and Standard Car Maintenance Centers

When it comes to maintaining and repairing your vehicle in Dubai, there are various options available to you. From regular car maintenance centres to Auto Repair Dubai shops - each offers distinct advantages that need to be understood before making a decision. In this Article post, we'll highlight what distinguishes these two entities before offering advice about which one to visit.
What is a Regular Car Maintenance Center?
Regular car maintenance centres specialize in routine services like oil changes, tire rotations and filter replacements for customers with vehicles in shopping malls, petrol stations or stand-alone buildings. Their experienced mechanics offer these basic car maintenance services while giving estimates for any additional work required.
What Is an Auto Repair Shop?
An Auto Garage Dubai, on the other hand, offers more extensive services. Their certified technicians have been specially trained to diagnose and resolve complex problems in your car's engine, transmission, suspension and electrical systems - plus they possess specialized tools not found at regular car maintenance centres.
What Sets Auto Repair Shops Apart From Traditional Car Maintenance Centers?
Range of Services
As was noted previously, auto repair shops offer more comprehensive services than regular car maintenance centres, including engine and transmission repairs, brake replacements, electrical system overhauls and major overhauls that may be necessary to get your car back on the road.
Skilled Technicians
Auto repair shops employ skilled and experienced technicians trained to work on all kinds of vehicles from small cars to luxury cars. These technicians possess the knowledge and expertise required to diagnose and resolve complex issues that go beyond regular car maintenance centres' reach; furthermore, they possess access to special tools and equipment necessary for repairs and maintenance services.
Quality of Work
Auto repair shops take great pride in providing their customers with exceptional services, utilizing premium parts and materials and following industry-standard processes to guarantee the highest possible standards in repairs and maintenance work done to your car. This means it will be repaired according to manufacturer-recommended specifications to extend its longevity and reliability.
Customer Service
Auto repair shops recognize their customers as top priorities and strive to provide exceptional customer service. They take time to listen carefully to customers' concerns and needs before providing honest and transparent estimates for work that needs to be completed. Communication between auto repair shops and their customers also remains key as updates regarding car maintenance or repair progress are regularly provided to keep them informed.
Warranty and Guarantees
Auto repair shops stand behind their work by offering warranties and guarantees on services they provide, so if any problems arise after receiving repairs or maintenance from them, they will take responsibility and fix it at no additional cost to the customer.
While traditional car maintenance centres can offer basic car services, auto repair shops provide more comprehensive offerings with skilled technicians who can accurately diagnose and address complex issues in your car. Furthermore, they typically offer top-quality work at reasonable rates with superior customer service and warranties and guarantees on their services - when considering where to take your car for maintenance or repairs it's important to choose a reputable auto shop such as AAA Service Center in Dubai.
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2023.06.07 08:27 TheCurserHasntMoved (Sneakyverse) The Travels of a Galactic Cowboy, Part One: The Star Council, Chapter Ten: Open

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Skeeter walked with purpose. He was going to tell Jerry what he thought about what he'd done whatever the consequences. If the man decided that it was a good time to pick a fight anyway, well Skeeter would show him exactly why that was a very bad idea. But some things were more important than keeping the peace, such as it was. Once he got to Jerry's bulkhead, he gave it a sharp rap. While Skeeter was probably capable of breaking into Jerry's cabin, he preferred to not damage Vexkeed's property. Besides, breaking and entering was rude, and just because you don't get along with a body is no call to be rude.
"Come in…" cam a muffled call from behind bulkhead, and when Skeeter entered, a haggard Jerry said, "Oh, what do you want? To lecture me on what I did?"
"In a way," Skeeter admitted as he noted a sleeping, fluffy ball of plumage in Jerry's arms, "I think you did a good thing. Apparently what you're doing is uncommon enough to catch scuttlebutt, so it got around. Fuckin' generational debts."
Jerry glared at the interloper as he sat down on the sofa beside him.
"So how'd you find out about it? I didn't even hear about it."
Jerry tried to bore a hole in Skeeter with his eyes as he tried to say both softly and with venom, "You went to the planet's playgrounds, where people who can afford to go to have fun and forget their troubles. I went to the center of finance, where the people have too many troubles to forget."
"Fair. Fair. So, were you always a banker type?"
"What? Nothing about how if it was you, you'd have murdered all of the debt masters and freed the entire planet single-handed?" Jerry spat quietly.
"Okay, that's fucking it. What the hell is your problem, man? I came don here to say you did good, and maybe even help you out, and this is what I get? What the fuck did I ever do to you?"
"Oh please, you solve problems from orbit and let someone else worry about cleaning up the bodies-"
"Do you really expect me to believe that?"
"Would it fucking kill you to have a single fucking flaw?"
Skeeter was more than a little taken aback, and he took a few calming breaths and bit off a sharp retort. Then, with an obvious glance toward the sleeping Corvian chick he said, "Please explain."
Jerry couldn't stop himself, "You're married to a woman both beautiful and intelligent, who has eyes for you alone by the way. Not hard to see why, when you're so damn handsome, don't get me wrong, I'm not interested in your wife. Just the fact that you have that kind of marriage on top of your fucking looks, your fucking fortune, your fucking fame, and how ever fucking time you walk into a room, almost everyone fucking likes you. Oh, and you don't even have the grace to be smug about it, oh no, you're so damn salt-of-the-earth humble about all of that shit, and probably don't even think some of those are true. It's infuriating!"
Skeeter sat back and listened to the whispered tirade pensively and then asked, "You ever been on a boat dead in space?"
"What the hell does that have to do with anything?"
"In a minute, I just wanna know if I have explaining to do."
"No. I have not."
"A'right. So when shit goes sideways real bad, and your reactor, and your backups are offline, you're dead in space. No gravity fields, no life support, no maneuvering, no nothing. You can't even see what the fuck is going on without a sensor readout. You're just there, in your vac armor, watching your O2 and your battery tick down to zero."
"I take it, you've been through that?"
"Yeah. I was pinned by structural damage, and so was my Lieutenant, except his armor was cracked. On the faceplate. The… it… well… sometimes, I wake up seeing… so I can't even talk about it, not really," Skeeter forced out through the lump in his throat. Then he coughed and continued more strongly, "Suffice it to say, it wasn't pretty, and the helplessness of it all. I'm ashamed to say it, but I've almost let the despair take me, more than once. Some days it's still a struggle to get out of my berth. So in addition to having a short temper, there's that. Feel better?"
"No, asshole," Jerry lied.
"You're welcome."
Jerry grunted disgustedly.
"So, you're a banker type, right?"
"Yes, you already know that."
"So I have a lot of money. There's the show, the merch, and… okay, so I have means, but I don't ever really do a whole lot with it 'cause I'm not the sharpest guy around and I don't want to fuck up, but that," here Skeeter pointed to the slumbering chick, "that's not fucking it up. That's unfucking it up. So, I want your help setting up a fund to make sure no more orphans are used for whatever the fuck they're doing. That shit's slavery with extra steps, and I won't fucking stand for it."
"I shouldn't have brought up the grubs," Jerry mumbled, "sorry for that."
"Forget about it, I have. Can you work with Republicans to free the space bird kids?"
"I'd work with one of those Roman freaks for this," Jerry said as he looked to the precious cargo in his arms, "I's work with fucking pirates."
"Oh, and it looks like the dad stuff is a lot harder than you expected."
"Shut up, you got a teenager, and one who's not a troublemaker at that. So far as I'm concerned you xenos are on easy mode."
"Thought so, I'll talk to the captain about getting you some help. You're probably too tired to remember that's allowed."
"I could only afford to adopt six of them."
"Hoss, I commend your courage."
"Shut up, asshole. Thanks. Maybe being too tired to pick fights is the cure for being a necrotic prick."
"You're working on it."
"… Just go kiss your wife, you redneck asshole."
Skeeter got to his feet and said, "Alright, alright. I'll get out of your hair for now, but I'm serious about setting up that fund. This debt masters working kids, kids, crap has to stop. Man, you had me swearin'. Me and my temper."
"The video came out nice, by the way. I've been watching them the whole time."
Skeeter said over his shoulder as he left the exhausted man to his labors, "Thanks, if I don't see you tomorrow, I'll send someone to rescue you." Jerry laughed quietly as the bulkhead closed. Skeeter left baffled at how the exchange had gone, so far as he was concerned he was just exceedingly lucky, and that was no cause to get jealous over. It didn't even cross his mind that Suzie considered herself the lucky one out of the pair, and Ivan was grateful to Skeeter for his friendship and loyalty, and even Kip though he couldn't have chosen a better host for his adventure. Jerry was willing to set aside his personal issues to help kids, and that was good enough for Skeeter.
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2023.06.07 06:08 hectoByte AITA for not calling my Dad back within 16 hours?

My Dad [54M] and I [29M] have always had a rocky relationship. My mom left him before I was born, so I never lived with him and I perceive him as narcissistic, controlling, and manipulative. He tried to exert control over me by calling me incessantly, even gifting me a restricted phone that could only call him. Arguments arose in high school because he expected daily conversations that would last an hour and a half. If I missed his calls, he would complain about my delayed response. At 18, we had a major fight, resulting in a year-long period of no communication and ending our bi-weekly visits. Our relationship stayed cold for about 7 years after that, but improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, my grandfather's worsening dementia, and my return to college. We began talking a few times a week, mostly discussing his issues with his ex-wife or COVID-19.
I recently graduated and started working at a call center with shifting schedules every two weeks, which disrupts my sleep. From May 7th to May 20th, I worked from 2 pm to 11 pm, and then from May 21st to June 4th, I worked from 7 am to 4 pm. Transitioning from the late shift to the 7 am shift messed up my sleep schedule. On the night of the 23rd, I couldn't sleep until 4 am, making me incredibly tired during work on the 24th. After finishing my 4 pm shift, I went to bed, woke up at 11 pm, and saw my Dad's missed call and text requesting a call back. Since it was already late and I needed sleep, I decided to call him the next day after work. This isn't the first time he has texted me to call and then spent an hour and a half complaining about irrelevant things, so I didn't want to risk it at 11 pm.
Anyhow, the next day at 11 am, I received a text from my Dad saying, "OK don't. just to let you know your grandpa is going to a nursing home today." So after finishing work, I called him, but he didn't mention much about my Grandpa going into a retirement home. Instead, he complained about road work in our city and how he was no longer allowed in my half-sister's school. The call ended with him getting angry at me for not calling him back, and I explained that I was working the early shift and struggling with sleep. I assumed he was just upset about other things and would get over it soon.
However, on May 31st, while visiting my Grandma, who often feels lonely and doesn’t really respect others time, I was finally leaving after being two hours later than planned and my Dad pulled into the driveway and said, "You know why I'm mad, right?" I was taken aback because I didn't expect him to still be angry. After he explained that he was upset about me not calling him back, I responded with, "Well, that's your problem" and left, as he yelled something about me running away or similar (as I really had to get home).
So is my Dad really being unreasonable by expecting me to call him back so quickly? I’d like to get a outsiders opinion on this.
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2023.06.07 05:57 Myrkioo I feel cursed because of my body and appearance…..

I feel cursed
This is whiney, self centered, I know, but it’s a rant, and this really torments my everyday life.
I’m about 5’7-5’8, I went from 200 to 175, seems like a big loss right? I feel and look the exact same, been going to the gym since about September, started dieting in April, but no matter how many times I try the Keto, no matter how many times I go the gym, no matter how many pounds I lose, I’m the same guy.
There are people my age who don’t work, and look great, why are some people blessed, while people like me are “cursed”? I feel like im stuck, this is an anchor, and I’ll never be who I can be.
I’m just so tired, so over it, so done with being ignored by everyone.
Thanks for reading if you did.
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2023.06.07 05:56 Weary_Bodybuilder541 My Grandfather's Lilacs [Sensitive Content: Body Horror]

Has anyone else had a forgotten memory surface after smelling something? For me, the smell of lilacs in the summer drags up an odd recollection indeed. The year is 2002, and the sweet smell of lilacs surrounded me as the summer breeze dance among the purple-white flowers above me, their tendrils dancing in the wind. I’m lying on my back in the scratchy grass near my grandfather’s old, but well maintained barn—painted a rust red. The sun is slowly making its way beyond the horizon, leaving the sky a mix of darkness and shades of red, orange, and purple. Strands of clouds float far above, driven like cattle by the winds at higher altitudes. It’s peaceful. I spent almost every summer in high school out on the farm with my grandfather, a gruff, green thumbed and silver tongued old man with smile wrinkles as deep as a desert dune. A perfect memory of a nice summer day, no?
Something always feels odd about it, though. The grass is scratchy, but in a searching way. The lilacs hanging from the boughs above me dance in strange rhythms, moving in wind I cannot feel. And my grandfather stands just out of eyesight, staring intently at the sun as it dips slowly out of sight.
My grandfather recently passed away, at the exceedingly ripe old age of 109, though he hated talking about his age. Living through all of that he did—two world wars, the end of segregation, all the twists and turnings of a century of human civilization. A monument of a man, and a well regarded member of his little slice of society. In the latter half of his life, he began growing and tending to the lilac trees I mentioned earlier. They were a bit different from other lilacs, although I couldn’t really tell why—they looked the same, felt the same, smelt mostly the same (a bit of spice to them, if that makes sense), but cuttings would always would wilt quickly when they were far from him. He always said that they were just accustomed to his presence, and so grew wistful and melancholy in his absence.
All this to explain my surprise when I received a small potted lilac sapling in the mail, deposited carefully on my doorstep. The sapling smelled of summer days long past, with a small handwritten note from my grandfather, the words shaky from the crumbling control he held over his hands:
I entrust this child of my grove to you. The lilacs always enjoyed your presence among them, and you seem to have inherited my green thumb.
Don’t be afraid of them.
I don’t know when he had the time to write the note or send it, as his death was sudden—he was found leaning against one of his lilac trees, the oldest of the grove, with a smile on his face and sightless eyes. At least it seemed he had passed without pain, which is really all anyone can hope for. I was a bit confused about the “don’t be afraid of them” part, but maybe he meant it to assuage my fear of killing the tiny tree, the last gift he gave me.
I truly loved my grandfather. He filled a hole the absence of my dad left in me, a bitter wound that served to make me lash out at my peers and those close to me. He was always gentle, though gruff, and I still remember him telling me, “Grandson, your father wasn’t a bad man. Misguided, yes. Xenophobic, certainly. Bad? No. Don’t let his absence taint your life.” It was the advice I needed at the time, and I was able to get my emotional ducks in a row by the time I finished high school (well, maybe a few years after, but he set me on the right path.)
And so, after I received the sapling, my life slowly returned to the routine it had before he died. It grew slowly, agonizingly, imperceptibly slowly. I was worried at times it was dying, because progress was so slow.
It wasn’t until I cut myself while pruning a dead leaf, spraying the soil with my blood, that the sapling started really growing.
The growth coincided with the dreams.
I kept the sapling in my room, on my windowsill next to several succulents and a pitcher plant a friend had gotten me from an exotic plant dealer. It had no flowers, but smelled faintly of the lilacs it would hopefully one day come to bear. The night I had nicked myself, I went to bed following my usual routine—I’m going to run through it here just in case someone can point something that could have lead to the dream I had:
First, I brushed my teeth (with toothpaste, mint). Next, I took two melatonin pills, and my antidepressants. Lastly, I took a big drink of water, looked in the mirror, and said, “Lilac Lilac you’re the best, you are better than the rest”
Just joking about the last part, but really what I normally do last is say goodnight to my plants. After wishing each of them goodnight and cracking the window to let air circulate, I hopped into bed and wrapped myself in my weighted blanket. I’ve gotten my bedtime routine down to a fine science and so I was asleep less than 30 minutes later.
I woke up, and my grandfather was crouched next to my bed, peeking over the side and staring me in my just-opened eyes. His mouth was out of my line of sight, but I could see his cheeks move as he said, “gr and son” in that cadence over and over again, all the while staring into my eyes like he was searching for something.
Needless to say, I tried to move or say something, to tell him I loved him one last time, even though clearly this was a dream, but shortly after opening my eyes I felt them drooping and “fell asleep” again shortly after—falling asleep in a dream is a super weird feeling.
When I woke up for real the next morning, the lilac sapling had cracked its pot, pale roots intermingling with the potsherds clinging to the dirt. It had grown overnight, and had maybe gotten a half head taller. Weird way to describe a plant growing, I know, but it feels right. Of course, I was ecstatic that it had finally grown, and that I wasn’t slowly killing this last connection I had with my grandfather. I called out of work and transferred the sapling to a larger pot which would serve as a home until it grew large enough to go in my backyard, HOA be damned (what’s with all the weird rules on what I can do with my property!?).
I still have dreams along the same vein as that first one, though my grandfathers vocabulary and grammar has been improving—he tells me stories that he told me when he was alive, and I wake up feeling rested and happy. But if that was always the case, I probably wouldn’t be posting here, would I?
I’ve been having another dream recently, as the lilac sapling—now a fledgling tree—grows larger, and it frightens me. It’s a continuation of the memory I talked about in the beginning. I get up from the ground, an imprint of my body in the grass, and my grandfather tells me to head inside to bed, that he’ll be in a bit later as he has “some work to do in the grove”. I head inside the farmhouse, and get ready for bed, sneaking a sip of the mead my grandfather brewed from the lilac trees, and go to sleep. Usually, I don’t wake up, but something wakes me this time. I go check on my grandfather, expecting to hear his jet-engine snoring, but it’s silent. I get worried, and open his door, seeing his bed empty and unslept in. I go back to my room, and try to go back to sleep, but images of him hurt after falling from a ladder or some other accident with nobody to check on him fill my mind. I grab my flashlight, and head to the side door in the darkness, moving smoothly through the house I have memorized like the back of my hand. It’s very dark outside at night, so far from any city, and the silence is cut only by the soft drone of bugs in the distance. The moon beams down at me, providing just enough light to send my imagination into overdrive, farm equipment becoming monsters waiting to eviscerate me in the cold night. Every crunch of gravel beneath my feet is an affront, my flashlight a beacon screaming “I’m here, and I’m tasty” to any creatures in the night. But I press on, driven by the thought my grandfather could be in trouble—after all, why would he still be out?
Once I reach the grass, it gets a bit easier. The faint smell of the lilac grove moves towards me in the wind, and I feel a bit braver. I pass the barn, and reach the outer ring of lilacs, my flashlight passing over the waving flowers. It feels almost…rude to keep it on the trees, like talking in the middle of a sermon, so I turn it to the ground, illuminating the pale roots of the lilac trees, and walk towards the center of the grove. My eyes slowly adjust now that I have to use them to look in front of me as I creep forwards, feeling nervous at the prospect of finding my grandfather. What if he’s dead? What if he’s out here to get some privacy? I don’t know what old people do. My flashlight flickers, and I think I can see my grandfather standing ahead of me, looking up at the branches of the lilac tree. I raise the flashlight up, and call out for him, only to see his face peeled back in ragged pieces, his eyes unseeing on flaps of skin as his exposed skull, full of lilac flowers, extends thin white tendrils with pulsing purple veins into the oldest tree above. I see the tendrils coming from the tree, intermingling with those coming from him, and I scream as his neck slowly swivels but his head doesn’t turn at the same rate, the tendrils writhing together like snakes in a pit and his face starts knitting itself back together like sewing patches onto a jacket—starting to hide the lilacs and the lilacs are him and the lilacs are everywhere and their spice fills my nose and I’m on the ground—
And my grandfather stands over me, a sad smile on his face, and purple darkness finds me in the lilac grove my grandfather grew.
Then, I wake up, and I feel strange, smelling the strong scent of his lilacs. I’ve been seeing lilac flowers blooming in the corners of my vision, and sometimes it looks like something is moving beneath my floorboards, but I chalk that up to how tired I’ve been recently.
The reason I’m telling all of you this is that I tried to move my bed recently, and when I was able to shift it (with great effort), I saw pale white roots entering the posts from my floor. I’m starting to get very, very worried.
Is this going to affect my security deposit?
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2023.06.07 05:31 Alternative_Train460 Columbus Health Department & Severe Back Pain

So, I’ll just start this off stating that I have chronic back pain. It’s always hurting, I’ve been to the chiropractor multiple times, I’ve stretched, etc.
I’ve been experiencing a sharp pain in the bottom centemiddle center of my back for weeks/months now alongside the years of constant soreness across my back.
I lost my job in January and therefore lost my health insurance. I had planned on setting up an appointment with a primary doctor and mentioning my back pain when going for a long overdue exam up until the moment I had lost my health insurance.
Anywhoooo, the sharp pain in those areas has turned into a pulled muscle. somehow, over the weekend while playing TETHERBALL, I pulled my entirety of my lower back out. I felt it give out and couldn’t have been anymore confused, I’m only 21, never thought I’d be so young experiencing what I had just experienced.
So, the pain was definitely very instant, very hard to move around comfortably, hard to really walk. the pain has simmered down a little…up until today. I can’t do sh!t like at all! I’ve been resting, using a tens unit, icing it, I took a hot shower and now an edible. I never knew how hard it could be to simply wipe your a$s smh. Getting up and down?? excruciatingly painful. just overall tons of pain and discomfort.
Now, I always try to avoid the doctors. they charge way too much and I really can’t afford it unless it’s DIRE. went into riverside w a 105.1 fever from the flu, only there for a few hours while they broke my fever with fluids, I now owe almost $700 after insurance. like Jesus.
so here I am, no health insurance and back pain that I’m kind of worried about now that it’s pulled and movement is very hard on my body.
Does anyone have an experience with the health department? would the health department even have anyone I could see for such severe back pain? I’m not sure what all they offer, as I’ve never been. I am DESPERATE.
Does anyone have any experience with pulled back muscles either? I could really use some more advice, I’m so tired of feeling like I can hardly care for myself, I can’t even roll out of bed without extreme pain. I’ve followed everyone’s advice that I have in my life, and none of it is currently working, just getting worse. does it get better before it gets worse?? Should I even worry about seeing a doctor?
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2023.06.07 04:57 hurtbreak Here we go again

Surprisingly we didn't have a hell week for about 2 months. I thought with certain life changes (I gave in to some major requests that I'm very uncomfortable about), things were getting better.
But here we go again. Just because I'm not constantly grovelling to her about how I'm so thankful that mothers do soooo much for the family, I'm not treating her with basic human rights. It's not even true - recently we visited the doctor and when the doctor asked who the primary caregiver was, we answered equal. She said she was surprised to give that answer.
I'm so tired of the fucking gaslighting. It's never fucking enough. There's always something to blame that i'm 100% at fault for for all her troubles in her life. I've given in to all her requests, even going to the extent of making a major career shift so be more supportive of the way she wants to parent (which is ridiculously intensive).
Fuck this shit. I never mention this (because it becomes my fucking fault every time), but I do EVERYTHING for the fucking family. I sleep 5 hours a day trying to make more money because she's always complaining about how hard her work is. Yet I don't do ANY of it on family time. I tell my team I'm unavailable when I'm with my kids, even skipping out on meetings when she wants to do something special for the kids that day.
Yet it's always HER being the center of the family. Always her her her her her.
Fuck. I'm breaking down.
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2023.06.07 04:41 thejdam3256 I have severe driving anxiety and it's ruining my life

I (22M) live in a photogenic, good ol' western American suburb, still rocking my childhood bedroom in my parents' house (thanks rent prices). Growing up, I never needed to worry much about transport (or even thought about it at all, really), my elementary school is literally next to my subdivision, and any other place I visited regularly was either a 10 minute walk or 5 minute ride in my parents' cars; there was no inbetween. But, I'm not a kid anymore. I'm in my twenties. I have my own life (even if it doesn't feel like it), responsibilities and expectations. Problem is, I'm severely stunted by my stubborn, infuriating inability to operate a car. I started feeling it a little bit before I got my permit, but I chalked it up to just me being nervous. When I actually started driving, though, I never shook it, never "got used to it," never felt the godawful stress symptoms or negative opinions on it fade in any way. They only got worse and worse and now they're crippling, despite my effort and hours upon hours of forcing myself to do it.
I got my license out of pure spite and luck, and sometimes I seriously consider giving it up and just having a state issued ID so there's no expectation of me to drive. But I shut those thoughts down because I wouldn't be able to completely escape the horrible feelings anyway. In the years since, my intrusive thoughts and nauseating anxiety has bled into simply riding in a car in general, so having the ability to legally drive in an emergency situation would be nice, I guess.
It's difficult to describe how I feel when driving in a way that makes perfect sense to other people because my anxiety (fear? phobia?) is inherently irrational, and that makes it all the worse because the non caveman part of my brain recognizes that. So I guess I'll just ramble and push enter a couple of times when I'm done and maybe it'll make sense. I need to try and justify myself in a medium where I can think about what I'm saying so I don't sound absolutely insane and completely embarrass myself like I've done before.
Cars feel too big. I could be driving the smallest little Beetle or Mini, and the thing would still feel as big as a fucking continent. Even imagining driving one of those huge fuck off death machines called a pickup truck sends me into a spiral. The wheel being off center makes me feel like there's this, like, mass that's stuck to my side and I'm afraid I'm gonna smash into something whenever I turn right. You know that vertigo effect they do in movies? Where they move the camera backwards and zoom in at the same time when looking down a long hallway? That's similar to what it feels like looking across the hood of a car from the driver's seat to me. Like, the hood is so fucking long and it could be hiding anything behind it even though I know it isn't. I guess it makes me look at the road at least. Not to mention backing up, Jesus Christ backing up is a nightmare. Thank god for back up cameras.
Going at any decent speed makes me feel sick. Thinking about how fast I'm going on the highway, especially since I've been outside of a car on it and have seen and felt just how fucking fast a car going 60-80 mph is is insane to me. It feels so wrong. My gut feeling is that I should not have the ability to move something this stupidly big weighing literal tons this fast. I cannot fathom the idea of purposefully going over 100 mph in a car. That feels unreal to me. I genuinely don't think I could make myself do that. I get intrusive thoughts of unwittingly slamming into a median or someone materializing in front of me all the time. Imagining the aftermath of those scenarios make me want to puke. Obviously I try not to do that, but sometimes your mind wanders towards it anyway.
There's also just the general symptoms of anxiety and panic I feel when shit gets really stressful (i.e. the highway or traffic jams). My heart beats a million miles an hour, I sweat like a pig and hyperventilate, the works. I've gotten very good at grounding myself and focusing when it gets bad but fuck me it is always an awful experience.
I guess my brain chemistry is just not built for driving. At least I have a robust, efficient and affordable public transportation network in my city, right? No. This is America, baby! Of course, there's no other transport options near my home. The nearest bus stop is a convenient two hour walk away and the bus routes are shit! :) There is a train station somewhat nearby, but guess what? The route is shit and goes nowhere near where I need or want to go and in other cities no less! :) Biking around the stroads here is a fucking deathwish! There's also no bike lane or even a fucking sidewalk on 90% of the roads here! :) So essentially, I'm fucking landlocked. We bulldozed our cities for these dangerous, obnoxious, expensive machines and that is existentially infuriating.
My life has been completely fucked by this stupid, stupid thing I have. I can't get a job that's even a decent distance away, so I'm stuck doing gig work online and odd jobs around the neighborhood for money (and seasonal work for events that set up near my home). Shocker, it isn't much. I save what I can, but I am very poor because I insist on paying my own way for the things I use. I cannot afford a car and I don't even want one in the first place, but I kinda need one. Hey, at least I'm known as the neighborhood handy man? My parents both work jobs where they can be potentially called in at any time, so I need to schedule car use with them and I need to complete trips fast. My parents are very sweet and understanding and I love them to death, but I hate myself every time I need to go somewhere with one of their cars. Not only does it feel like I'm potentially jeopardizing their livelihoods if I get held up for any reason, but with my rambling you read above, it also feels like I'm signing up to get shot in the gut.
My dating life has been nonexistent since high school. I'm sure it makes a great first impression on someone when you can't go out to see them or if you ask them for a ride to the coffeeshop! :)
My group of close friends, god bless their souls, are also 100% understanding of my situation and have been so sweet by offering me rides to their apartment they share to hang out on the weekends. They're like siblings to me (we've all known each other since elementary school) but, again, it feels so wrong to have to rely on them to go places.
It is viscerally embarrassing when I ask them to go somewhere or to slow down on a back road because I feel gross, so I rarely do.
Honestly, I don't know what to do. I have no clue how to approach or start getting over this outside of just driving. But I think it's fairly obvious that I shouldn't be doing it just to do it. I feel like an insufferable leech and I wish I could just make myself go places. I'm not spending $50 on an Uber to the fucking grocery store. Any advice is very welcome because I'm getting really tired of feeling like a child in an adult man's body. I genuinely want to get better and start my life way after I should've. I want to stop telling my friends, "I'm okay," when I'm clearly not. But I'm very happy to have finally said this out loud to someone in a way I wanted. Thank you. God bless the suburbs.
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2023.06.07 04:05 chbmg Saber - We Want More Balanced Matches! Here's How...

Saber - We Want More Balanced Matches! Here's How...
I'll try to keep this shorter - my last post on this subject was way too long. Brevity is not my strong suit. If you want a detailed analysis, I have one here: My Loquacious Windbag "Word Fort"
I polled the community and we overwhelmingly want most matches to be close/challenging (i.e. balanced): The Poll For Balance
Also, the community has confirmed that the single biggest issue for this game is a lack of balance/fixes: What went wrong with this game?
I put together a chart below to convey the gist of everything I said in my original post. Basically, this chart shows how games tend to snowball for one side or the other based mostly on how good/cooperative survivors are in a match. It only takes 1 bad/low-level survivor to start tilting a match in the demon's favor. Conversely, if all survivors are pretty good/cooperative and are all at level 25+, then the balance tilts more strongly in favor of survivors. At the more extreme ends of this pattern (2+ bad survivors OR a team of prestige survivors all playing their roles well), the game is completely lopsided.
NOTE: The red line below is how things look today. The green line represents what matches could be like with some simple changes.
Percentages above are just a rough estimate - the general PATTERN is the most important part to focus on
Anyway, it's undeniable at this point that most matches are unbalanced. Survivors who yell "demon OP" are likely experiencing more games on the left of the chart, esp. in solo q, and demons who yell "survivors OP" are likely experiencing more games on the right of the chart, esp. against survivors who group up. I play both roughly equally, so I see a lot of this from both sides.
The general problem with balance in this game is that most matches are "stomp or be stomped." Close games are rare, and I think it's much easier to see why with a visual representation.
Also, the game is worse for newcomers than ever before - they're up against even stronger opponents (up to P5) compared to those of us who started after release but before prestige was a thing. This game might be the most hostile online competitive game for newbies that I've ever seen. The vast majority will quit. We need "new blood" for the game to survive. It cannot just be hardcore survivors vs hardcore demons - that scenario will currently favor hardcore survivors so demons will quit, queue times for survivors will reach new heights, and the game will die.
The answer is NOT to just buff/nerf one side. Instead, the answer is to elevate "bad" survivor teams (as in, 1+ "bad" teammates) and challenge "good" survivor teams (as in, the teams that can melt a boss right after it spawns). Similarly, you would also want to elevate "bad/new" demons and challenge "good/veteran" demons. If you do all this together, the chart can look more like the green line and we'll all have more matches that feel balanced.
It's literally painful as someone with a background in programming and game dev to see how easily balance can be improved. I've tweaked the recommendations from my last post to try to stick to the least controversial changes and I'm only listing stuff that can be easily implemented by Saber (as in, most are literally just a couple lines of code).
Proposed Changes:
  1. Fix the "dodge into trap" workaround for fear-looping. Basically, ACTUALLY fix Baal (fear-looping via dodging is mostly only used by veteran demons and not used by newbies). Revert demon traps to their previous behavior for all other demons (this mostly benefits novice demons and mostly just makes games slightly more challenging for lone-wolf veteran survivors)
  2. Make vaulting cost stamina (looping a demon through buildings/railings is mostly only used by veteran survivors)
  3. Create hints for new players at the match loading screen that are clear and direct (more details in original post). Also, add flashing text in the bottom-center of the screen that alerts survivors that they're "playing stupid" (i.e. "the [insert weapon name] you are holding should go to [insert character with this weapon specialty], you should try giving 2 of your 3 Shemps to [insert Support name], you are [insert distance over 100m] from any teammates and should return to them, the [insert "dagger" or "pages"] objective is running - you need to go there, etc.). Obviously, these hints could drastically help new/bad survivors, esp. in solo q
  4. Give out a bonus XP for "good behavior" (not demolishing newbies), cancel XP for “toxic behavior” (flashlight clicking as survivor, dancing on corpses as demon), level up demon based on levels of victims (e.g. less for downing noobs, more for downing pros - base it on the internal MMR stats that Saber already has, rather than just level/prestige). These changes all make the game more welcoming to newbies on both sides
  5. Do not allow dagger and pages objectives to run simultaneously (this "split cap" method is usually only used successfully by veteran survivors, can sometimes be impossible to counter, and can also conversely cause a guaranteed loss for survivors when tried by newbies)
  6. Add a call out in the in-game communication wheel to say "I need help" for survivors. This simple change could help anyone in solo q
  7. Adjust chest rarity RNG based on the overall skill level of survivors (this can also be based more on the internal MMR stats that we know Saber already tracks since we used to have SBMM, rather than just player level/prestige). Also, if a player disconnects, all unopened chests on the map should immediately go up in value (i.e. grey to blue, blue to purple, purple to gold, and gold obviously stays gold). This change literally perfectly challenges veterans and helps bad/unlucky teams, resulting directly in more balanced games
  8. More double XP/SP events. Also, give a one-time bonus of at least 200k+ SP to anyone with zero prestige characters (this helps them quickly get at least 1 survivor or demon up near lvl 25 so they aren't just totally stomped all the time). This helps balance out everyone
Q: Why not just use skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) for balanced matches?
A: Because we don't currently have enough players - queue times would be too high. Also, it still doesn't address the fact that most matches tend to snowball too much right now.
Q: These are just survivor nerfs!
A: That's not a question and no they are not. Please try again. Also, please try demon for a few days.
Q: These are just demon nerfs!
A: That's not a question and no they are not. Please try again. Also, please try solo q for a few days.
Q: Why post a lot of the same stuff again?
A: I made some important changes and my last post fell on some deaf ears. I love the Evil Dead and I love the game and I want it to succeed so we can all keep enjoying it.
A Note To Saber:
Saber, you've said you want to see what the players want and here it is. We want more balanced games and it's so easy to do this stuff in the next patch. More balance = more happy newbies + veterans = higher player numbers = more DLC sales = profit. Please don't just fall back on the same tired buffs and nerfs - give some thought to what's actually wrong and fix it already.
Please get this in front of decision-makers and restore faith in the loyal fans of this game. Otherwise, we're just gonna keep thinking of this whenever we see anything from Saber...
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2023.06.07 03:57 khoafraelich789 Acura Sports Car: A High-Performance Vehicle For Everyone

Acura Sports Car: A High-Performance Vehicle For Everyone
The Acura sports car is a high-performance vehicle that is available in a variety of models. The base model starts at $33,950, while the top-of-the-line model can cost up to $156,000. The Acura sports car is packed with features and amenities that make it a great choice for anyone looking for a high-performance vehicle.

Honda’s luxury brand Acura is a division of the Japanese company. Only one Acura sports car exists in the world, and it is an excellent machine. With the introduction of the Acura Integra, Honda introduced the world’s first aluminum-production vehicle, as well as VTEC technology. Acura NSX buyers can select from a variety of optional extras as well as standard Acura features. There’s also the NSX GT3, which is specifically designed for race car drivers. This is not a production car, nor is it allowed on a racetrack.

Acura TLXs start at $37,700 in 2022 and are extremely affordable for a luxury midsize car. All-wheel drive will increase the price by $2,200. The Acura TLX, which includes the Type S Performance, is the entry-level model. Packages for wheels and tires start at $53,600.

The Honda NSX is also known as Acura NSX (North America), and the production year 2005–2022 was followed by years 1991–2005, 2017–2022.

The 2022 NSX Type S will come with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $169,500, plus a destination charge of $27,500.

A NSX – 1st Gen, on average, costs $79,997.

How Much Are Acura Sports?

There is no definitive answer to this question as prices can vary significantly depending on the model and year of the vehicle. However, Acura sports cars are generally considered to be moderately priced when compared to other luxury brands. Additionally, Acura frequently offers special deals and incentives on their vehicles, so it is always worth checking for current offers.

The Acura NSX, the company’s flagship hybrid sports car, costs around $160,000. A 1991 Acura NSX, priced at $62,000, has an Instant Market Value of $91,342 on CarGurus. The NSX’s RWD configuration is popular due to its high performance and low fuel consumption.

The Acura Nsx Type S Is A High Performance Sports Car.
Acura’s NSX Type S sports car is a cutting-edge performance model that will set you apart. This car has a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph, making it a fitting choice for those who enjoy driving fast. The 2021 Acura NSX begins at $157,500, but many other luxury sports cars have more expensive top trims than the NSX. If you want a car that will leave a lasting impression on people and will handle some of the best track conditions you can find, the Acura NSX is a great choice.

How Much Are Acura Nsx Cars?
The Acura NSX will set you back around $28,000. The starting price for the 2022 Acura NSX Type S is $169,500, which is quite high for a luxury sports car.

The 2022, Acura NSX has a powerful V6 hybrid engine that can propel it to breathtaking speeds. The NSX’s interior is roomy, its seats are comfortable all day, and it has a longer-than-average warranty. If you’re thinking about an older model, our older model reviews can help you make the best decision. The 2022 Acura NSX Type S has a 600-hp hybrid powertrain combined with all-wheel drive. The Chevrolet Corvette, like the Acura NSX, is a mid-engine sports car. As a result, the Nissan GT-R starts at around $55,000 less than the BMW M3. This is a better sports car than others and a better value overall.

The Acura NSX Type S can travel from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. The NSX can also be driven silently at low speeds with an electric-only Quiet mode. The interior of a $170,000 car is uncomfortable. The capabilities of the infotainment system are limited, but they are simple to use. Acura NSX has a trunk that measures 4.4 feet long and 9.4 feet wide. There is excellent visibility on both sides due to the thin roof pillars and a low-slung hood. The cabin also muffles road and wind noise in addition to muffling road and wind noise.

The Acura NSX Type S is only available in 300 models in the United States. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds thanks to a 600-hp hybrid powertrain, lithium-ion battery pack, and all-wheel drive. The current-generation NSX was released in 2017, and it continues to mix civility and sportiness with its predecessor’s civility. The 2022 Acura NSX Type S is among the best vehicles in its class. Driving fast but relaxing when you pilot day in and day out is exhilarating and enjoyable. Its powerful V6 hybrid system has been described as the most advanced in its class. The issue is that, while the NSX has the look of a luxurious car, it does not offer the level of luxury that it claims to provide.

This is an introduction. The Honda NSX is a true sports car, one of the most iconic models in history. It’s not only one of the most expensive, but it’s also one of the most well-known. The Honda NSX is a fantastic driver’s car with an excellent combination of performance and handling. Furthermore, it is a beautiful vehicle with a sleek design that will undoubtedly draw attention. If you want a car that is both reliable and extremely luxurious, you should consider the Honda NSX.

How Much Does A 2020 Acura Nsx Cost?
In the United States, the 2020 Acura NSX will retail for $157,500, including the $1,995 destination fee. That is well below the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 V10, as well as the Lamborghini Huracan and Ferrari 488 GTB, which are on the high end of the price spectrum.

If a 2020 Acura NSX with no options and 12,000 miles per year in clean condition was sold for $110,042, it would be worth around $540,050 in trade-in value. You should deduct a couple thousand dollars for each of the lower two condition levels if the vehicle is in poor shape. If you traded in a 2020 Acura NSX with no options and 12,000 miles per year in clean condition, you could get about $110,042 for one with no options. You can get a more accurate appraisal by going to Edmunds and entering the vehicle’s details, which will give you a more accurate number.

The Acura NSX Type S, on the other hand, will not be available in the United States until 2022, according to Acura. Acura has confirmed that the supercar has sold out. There is currently only one NSX model available in 2022 – the NSX Type S, a 600-hp farewell to the Japanese supercar. The 2020 all-wheel drive (AWD) model’s limited weight and 573 horsepower make it a viable alternative to a hybrid. Acura NSXs can travel at a top speed of 190 mph and a top speed of 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. While the Acura NSX is no longer available in the United States, it will always be remembered in Japan. Acura NSX epitomized what a supercar could be, and its legacy will last for a long time after it is no longer available.

The Acura Nsx: An Exotic Sports Car Worth The Price
The Acura NSX is an exotic sports car with two people inside. There is a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain in which two electric motors drive the front wheels, a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine drives the rear wheels, and an additional electric motor drives the front wheels. The base MSRP for the 2021 NSX is $157,500, making it the most expensive model in its class. The NSX, on the other hand, comes standard with a front-wheel drive model, but there are many other luxury sports cars that come with an optional, more expensive interior. The NSX, in the end, is a luxury vehicle with a high price tag that may be difficult to afford for some. Nonetheless, if you can afford it, the Acura NSX is an excellent vehicle to consider.

How Fast Is The New Acura Nsx?

The new Acura NSX is incredibly fast. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and it has a top speed of 191 mph. It’s also very efficient, getting 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.

The video above promises a performance upgrade for the Acura NSX Type S that is faster than ever before. In the teaser video, you see a close-up look at the Type S engine, then a shadowed NSX tearing through the night sky. Is it possible to make a car go faster than 60 mph? Will it go faster top speed? Can it lap faster racetracks? Why or why not? The Type S will be introduced during Monterey Car Week in California on August 12. It is expected that only 350 will be built, with production ending in 2022, when the second-generation NSX will come to an end. The NSX Type R was the subject of many rumors in the past about its 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) engine.

A quarter mile time of 14.6 seconds also works well. Because of its all-wheel drive system and ability to take advantage of the traction provided by its tires, this vehicle can achieve this level of performance. Driving the Acura NSX is enjoyable because it is an extremely high-performance sports car. This car has a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds and a quarter mile time of 14.2 seconds, making it capable of traveling at a top speed of more than 200 mph. Furthermore, the NSX’s all-wheel drive system is designed to handle any terrain or road conditions that may arise. Whether you want a powerful sports car that can handle any kind of driving or a vehicle that can handle any type of terrain, the Acura NSX is an excellent choice.

Acura Nsx For Sale
The Acura NSX for sale is a sports car that was first introduced in 1990. It was designed to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette. The NSX was Acura’s first foray into the world of supercars and it did not disappoint. The NSX is powered by a 3.0L V6 engine that produces 276 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. It is rear-wheel drive and has a 5-speed manual transmission. The NSX is not only fast, but it is also extremely reliable and has a reputation for being one of the best handling cars on the road. If you are in the market for a supercar, the Acura NSX should definitely be at the top of your list.

The car has excellent gas mileage as well as excellent handling and other worldly acceleration. I drove my car 2,300 miles in three days, and I am a 6’4″ tall guy. A car like this is not designed to draw attention to itself by being brightly colored or excessively loud. The supercar character shines in track mode. You shouldn’t play Sport because it’s mediocre and the worst of Quiet and Sport Plus modes. There are numerous ways to consider the NSX’s drivetrain. It has a 3.5-liter V6 engine and two turbochargers on the inside and out. An electric motor is located between the V6 and the 9-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The first production model of the NSX was released in Japan in February 1991 as a result of a collaboration between Honda and Acura. In 1993, Acura began selling the Acura NSX in North America, and it went on to sell in Europe and Asia. Following the suspension of production in Japan in December 2001, Honda discontinued the production of the NSX in North America in March 2002. The Acura NSX Zanardi Edition, a limited edition version of the NSX introduced in 1999, is available only to a select group of buyers. Ayrton Senna, a McLaren Formula One driver who died in a car accident in 1988, was the inspiration for the Zanardi Edition. The Acura brand is marking its 25th anniversary this year with the creation of the Zanaardi Edition NSX, in honor of the memory of iconic driver Alfonso Senna. The Zanardi Edition NSX is a 1999 special edition of the NSX. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Acura’s inception, the company created a limited edition NSX that pays homage to the memory of late driver Alfonso Assis. The Zanardi Edition NSX is a limited edition version of the NSX that was introduced in 1999. The NSX Zanzaardi Edition is a limited production version that was introduced in 1999. Only 51 Acura NSX Zanardi Edition vehicles have ever been built, making it one of the most rare vehicles. If you want one, you’ll have to be willing to pay a lot of money for it. But if you’re a fan of the Senna and want a cool NSX, this is the car for you.

The 2019 Acura Nsx Is A Great Choice For Those Looking For A Fast And Fuel-efficient Car.
Despite its flaws, the Acura NSX is a very fast car. This vehicle can reach 60 mph in just a little over three seconds, and it is one of the most fuel-efficient NSX models on the market, saving more than 50 pounds per mile. If you want to buy a more affordable NSX, the 2019 model should be on your list. It has a starting price of just $150,000, and it has many of the same features as the more expensive model.

New Acura Sports Car Models
With the release of the new NSX, Acura is re-establishing itself as a premier sports car manufacturer. The new NSX is a hybrid supercar that features a twin-turbocharged V6 engine and three electric motors. It’s a true technological tour de force, and it sets the stage for Acura’s future sports cars. The new NSX is just the beginning; Acura has plans to release even more exciting sports cars in the coming years. These new models will build on the success of the NSX and continue Acura’s tradition of delivering high-performance vehicles that are also technologically advanced.

How Much Will The Acura Type S Cost?
The three-row Acura MDX Type S starts at $67,745 and comes with the same 355-hp turbo V-6 as the TLX Type S, and is available starting next week. The 2022 Acura MDX Type S will be available starting next week at dealerships with a starting price of

Acura Nsx Type S Vehicle Type
The Acura NSX Type S is a sports car manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in 1997 as the successor to the Acura NSX. The NSX Type S is a two-door, two-seater coupe with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. It is powered by a 3.0 L V6 engine that produces 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The NSX Type S has a curb weight of 3,150 lb and a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds.

During Monterey Car Week, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S was introduced to the world for the first time. The model receives an updated version of its 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 and three-motor hybrid engine, as well as an increase in power. Japan is the first country to sell a Type S-badged NSX. Acura’s Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system is still on the sports car. Carbon-fiber roofs are standard and reduce the center of gravity for improved handling. The paint color will be available on 70 of the 350 vehicles manufactured, in addition to Gotham Gray.

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2023.06.07 03:52 boomerandzapper Comprehensive List of "Small Family Run Hidden Gems" in Vancouver


I've been compiling a list of "hidden gems" in the back of my mind for a while now. There are many "hidden gems" in Vancouver. To cover them all would be a whole book. To make things easier for a post I created a stricter set of criteria.
The purpose of this post is not only to share but also to uncover more "small family run hidden gems". There are many places that almost make it which I added to the Honorable Mentions section.

What constitutes a small family run hidden gem?

A tiny to small restaurant that's family and serves amazing food or beverages. These are the places that people who've been recommend to out of town guests. You go "wow" when you first discover the place.
The hidden part is covered by collecting data on posts/comments to verify the "hidden aspect". Although just because a business has low Reddit exposure, many of these places are well known in specific communities.

Detailed Criteria:

  1. Small: Under ~10 tables, Ideally ~2 tables. Exceptions for Food Court Stalls
  2. Family Run: Owner or a family member is always present. Bonus for family-run businesses with no employees.
  3. Hidden (On Reddit): Under 40 comments where a post is worth 5 comments.
  4. Gem: Arguably the best place to get a certain dish/cuisine in Metro Vancouver

The List:

Name Rough Area Cuisine Known For (* = other things also good) Comments Posts Reddit Exposure
Nine Ninety Richmond Chinese (Wuhan/Food Court) Spicy Dry Noodles* 1 0 1
Adam's Crepes South Burnaby French Crepes 1 1 6
Feast and Fallow Oakridge Cafe (Plant Based) Coffee* 2 0 2
Lao Cai West Vancouver Chinese (Xi'an) Dry Cumin Lamb Noodles* 2 0 2
Lully's Food Truck Abbotsford (Canadian Tire Parking Lot) American Hot Dogs 4 1 9
Excellent Tofu Richmond Chinese (Dessert) Tofu Pudding 6 0 6
Gateau de Henry Kitsilano Cakes Cakes* 8 1 13
Oide East Van Cafe Coffee Rotation 8 1 13
Tama Organic Mart Burnaby Japanese (Grocery Store) Vegan Bento 8 1 13
Fat Boy Kitchen Victoria - Fraserview Chinese (Hong Kong) Pork Chop Rice* 9 0 9
Klasik Inasal Mount Pleasant Filipino Overall Filipino Food 10 1 15
Long's Noodle House End of Main Street Chinese (Shanghai) Soup Dumplings + Drunken Chicken* 12 3 27
Mr Japanese Curry Mount Pleasant Japanese (Curry) Japanese Curry 17 0 17
Sushi Bar Kilala North Burnaby Japanese (Sushi) Homey Sushi 18 0 18
Sashimiya Downtown Japanese (Sushi) Moderately Priced High Quality Nigiri* 20 3 35
Baby Dhal Commercial Trinidadian Dhal Puri Roti* 24 1 29
Tandoori Palace Commercial Indian/Pakistani Naan + Butter Chicken (Outside Surrey)* 26 1 31
Cafe Dang Anh Victoria - Fraserview Vietnamese (Northern) Pho Bo Tai Lan* 27 0 27
Yama Cafe East Van Japanese (Cafe) Meal Sets/Moffins (Mochi Muffins) 35 0 35
Merci Beaucoup Cafe Commercial Vietnamese (Bahn Mi) House Special Sub 38 0 38​

Honorable Mentions:

Name Rough Area Cuisine Known For (* = other things also good) Comments Posts Reddit Exposure Honorable Mention Reason
Bali Thai East Vancouver Indonesian (Food Court) Overall Indonesian Food 45 2 55 Too Well Known
Barbara Chinatown Contemporary Tasting Menu* Unknown Unknown 50+ Too Well Known (Michelin Star)
Carp Mount Pleasant Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke Unknown 5 50+ Too Well Known
Dragon Ball Tea House Shaughnessy Bubble Tea Fruit Slush Unknown 5 50+ Too Well Known
Hachibei Fairview Japanese (Assorted) Miso Black Cod (Often Sells Out)* 18 0 18 Owner Status Unknown
Melo Patisserie Mount Pleasant French (Cafe) Almond Croissant 14 1 19 Owner Status Unknown
Prototype Coffee East Vancouver Cafe Coffee Flight* 75 13 140 Too Well Known and Owners not always Present
Unchai Kitsilano Thai Overall Thai Food 59 10 109 Too Well Known​

Hidden Gems from Comments:

Name Rough Area Cuisine Known For (* = other things also good) Comments Posts Reddit Exposure
T-Bay Bistro Marpole Taiwanese 0 0 0
Bangkok City Cafe Kitsilano Thai 1 0 1
Rumi Rose Tea North Burnaby High Tea 1 0 1
Shine Valley Lamb Noodle Richmond Chinese (Northern) Lamb Noodles 4 0 4
Szechuan Delicious Richmond Szechuan 4 0 4
Green Bamboo Burnaby (Crystal Mall) Vietnamese Pho (Meat from top to bottom) 5 0 5
Nam vegan express New West Vietnamese (Vegetarian) 6 0 6
Veggiebowl Cafe Renfrew - Collingwood Vietnamese (Vegetarian) Vegan/Vegetarian Pho 7 0 7
Puerto Mexico Kitsilano Mexican 9 0 9
Pho Lan Richmond Center Vietnamese (Pho) 16 0 16
Yagoto Kitsilano Sushi 10 2 20
Pho Tan Kerrisdale Vietnamese (Pho) 37 3 52
Indian roti kitchen Cambie Indian 43 2 53
Paul's Sub Shop Metrotown Deli 54 2 64
Sun Bo Kong Kensington Chinese (Vegetarian) Oyster Mushroom/Hot and Sour Soup/Noodles 70 1 75
Lamajoun Bridgeport Lebanese 46 8 86
Manpuku Chinatown Japanese Karaage 61 6 91
Northern Cafe and Grill Mitchell Island Diner 90 2 100
Hawker's Delight Little Mountain Malaysian/Singaporean 72 8 112​
Wang’s Shanghai Cuisine Metrotown Chinese (Shanghai) Soup Dumplings/ Pan Fried Juicy Bun 100+​
Used this to make the tables:
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2023.06.07 03:30 Direct_Charity7101 Mono tune easy gold on trial mountain endurance

Mono tune easy gold on trial mountain endurance
I was struggling and finished 2nd, 12 sec behind the leader. I noticed my tuned quarter mile time was 12.09 sec. I experimented a bit and ended up with a quarter mile time of 11.71 sec.
My lap times dropped by a second. I finished ahead by 43 sec, doing mostly 2:03's. Only one 1.5 sec penalty the whole race. I could have pushed harder but just wanted to win.
For assist settings I used TCS 3 and ABS. steering sensitivity 10. I'm an average skill driver using a controller, so if I can do it you can too!
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2023.06.07 03:10 AmbitiousGold2583 For the first time ever, current active mainstream Mormons felt like the polygamous offshoots in public. WOW.

I went to dinner in northern utah county near the new temple. It was the oddest thing I’ve witnessed since living in Utah. The restaurant was packed full of unrelated groups of Mormons clearly back from the temple visitor center. Though all of the clothes were “modern” The sameness and prudish cuts of the clothes made me feel like I was surrounded by fundamentalists. No this wasn’t due to “The Target Dress”.
The adults look FAR more tired than the general inactive /non Mormon population that I interact with on the daily in SLC. Generally speaking, it was creepy. The food was good though, so there’s that.
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2023.06.07 02:49 Badsniperarmy Itinerary Check: 13 days in Japan with whole family (June 27 - July 9) (Tokyo - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka)

Hello! The fam and I (6 people) are here for 13 days and we’d love to make the most of it! So far this is all I have in the itinerary though before I find more things to do (recommendations welcome!). Also, I'm aware Hilton Tokyo Bay hotel is horrible location wise (already got... informed on the discord lol) (currently in the process of finding a different place!). I’m wondering:
  1. If this is too packed and unrealistic to get done in this time
  2. If there are any huge things/experiences we’re missing
  3. Does the Gion Matsuri Festival start on the night of June 30th or the night of July 1st?
  4. Is day 5 too light (more detailed question located in day 5)?
  5. Does the natural spring Onsen experience differ much from Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka?
    1. We really would love to go to a natural one and it looks like there’s a ton in all these places!
Any tips/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Day 1 (6/27) Tokyo

Day 2 (6/28) Tokyo

Day 3 (6/29) Tokyo

Day 4 (6/30) - Tokyo/Kyoto

Day 5 (7/1) - Kyoto

Day 6 (7/2) - Kyoto/Nara/Osaka

Day 7 (7/3) - Osaka

; Sleep in Osaka

Day 8 (7/4)

Day 9 (7/5)

Day 10 (7/6)

Day 11 (7/7)

Day 12 (7/8) Mt.Fuji/Hakone

Day 13 (7/9)

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2023.06.07 02:40 jsbhemi [WTS] Reylights, Hogue Deka Magnacut, Para 3 20cv, Protech Runt Magnacut

Good evening everyone and thanks for stopping in! Looking to move a few things to fund some motorcycle 🏍 tires. PayPal F&F please and no notes. Yolo trumps all. Prices include USPS priority shipping and will ship tomorrow with tracking to follow. As always thanks for looking! 👀
Reylight Ti Dawn Triple & LAN Copper SV$110 SOLD
I am second owner of the Dawn Triple and first owner of the LAN. Both have been carried as part of the rotation and show a few snails. Included with the Triple are 18650 & 18350 efest batteries. Included with the LAN are two 14500 efest batteries. The batteries are rechargeable of course.
Hogue Deka Magnacut SV$175
I am the first owner of this bad boy. The factory edge has been stropped and is screaming sharp. I have taken off the factory scales and installed OG XL skinny aluminum scales in burnt bronze. I will include the original scales and paperwork. Centering is good and the action is smooth AF. The clip side scale does have a couple small places where the cerakote has worn through.
Para 3 DLT Trading exclusive 20cv SV$175
I am first owner of this little fella, again I have stropped the factory edge. Centering favors the show side a tiny bit. The factory scales were removed in favor of these AWT Agent skinny aluminum scales in FDE. Lynch deep carry clip has a couple of battle scars. Action is amazing. Comes with original scales, box and paperwork.
Protech Runt 5 Magnacut SV$100
I am first owner of this one as well. Factory edge, great action, centered. Never taken apart. Includes a Z and C Metalworks 9mm bead. Comes with box and paperwork.
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2023.06.07 02:30 McMonkeMeat Fear about tire repair

Fear about tire repair
I recently had a flat tire but drove on it about 20 miles before I realized it was flat (up to 70 mph). It was a nail in the center "repairable" zone and when I took it to the shop the mechanic determined that a patch would suffice. It wasn't until I got home that I realized I forgot to mention to them how long I drove on it. I'm wondering if I can still trust this repair knowing the tire was inspected - its just the driving on it that really concerns me. Should I also try to get the tire replaced soon anyway? (2021 Hyundai kona, around 10k miles if that's necessary).
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2023.06.07 02:29 McMonkeMeat Fear about tire repair

I recently had a flat tire but drove on it about 20 miles before I realized it was flat (up to 70 mph). It was a nail in the center "repairable" zone and when I took it to the shop the mechanic determined that a patch would suffice. It wasn't until I got home that I realized I forgot to mention to them how long I drove on it. I'm wondering if I can still trust this repair knowing the tire was inspected - its just the driving on it that really concerns me. Should I also try to get the tire replaced soon anyway?
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2023.06.07 02:03 SwimWithDemons Fake Dab Cart: Fentanyl

This Occurred 2 Years Ago. I was court ordered to go to a treatment facility. I am an avid weed smoker with a high tolerance, I have been only using dabs and dab carts for the past year or so and I would only get my dab carts from trulieve or muv which are medical grade carts. It was day 3 in this facility, I haven’t smoked since I got there and I knew I wouldn’t be able to smoke for the rest of my stay at this facility. I met a guy in this facility we will call him jack. Jack was my roommate and I have only been there one day longer than he has, Jack managed to sneak in a cart, when he told me about it I was so exited as it has been a few days since I last smoked, he explained to me how he snuck it in and I was grossed out, i did not want to touch a cart to my mouth that was previously in someone’s ass. So I did not smoke the cart with him on my 3rd day. The next day came and I was really jealous that he was just in the room getting high all day when I haven’t smoked in 4 days, so I decided I would smoke the ass cart, not only was it a cart previously in someone’s ass but it was one of those “cartnite” carts basically a rip off of Fortnite. I have heard that those are some of the sketchiest but at the time I did not care I just wanted to get high. I knew the card had to be gas because Everytime jack would hit it his eyes would get so low and he would end up falling asleep. So i guess I hit the cart and I took as big of a hit as I could but I all I remember was I was in the room with Jack and he was putting the cart on the battery for me to hit and next thing I know I am in the hospital. The hospital took a urine sample and in my system there was THC and Fentanyl, I never did any drug besides weed in my life, that’s when I realized the cart must have been fake. I got discharged from the hospital not too long after I woke up, and I was on my way back to the treatment center. A Few days pass, I have a new roommate now and I’m in a different room in the treatment center. At lunch I sat by jack and asked him what happened and he told me that I hit the cart and overdosed. On my second day in the center Jack asked me if I did dope and I said yea (thinking he was talking about weed) but on this day which is day 7 I learned that dope was fentanyl. After overdosing you would think I learned my lesson but no I decided to hit the fentanyl cart again, this time taking a much smaller hit just because I have been sober for a bit and wanted to be high. So I hit the fentanyl cart again, and I remember feeling so tired that I could barley open my eyes but I felt really good, and then just like last time, everything went black and I woke up in the lobby of the center with paramedics all around me And then woke up in the hospital. I have been to this hospital 2 times in the past 4 days. Again I got discharged. Even after 2 overdoses you would think that would be enough to make one stay away from it all but I really wanted to do it again. I was back at the treatment center and Jack was no longer there he left against medical attention or “AMA” and I am thankful for that. I completed the program and never touched a dab cart again to this day. And if any of you guys go to a rehab I would not trust the dab carts that people bring in because you never know what you will get, please don’t do what I did, thank you for reading this long post.
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2023.06.07 01:44 CitizensJournal_US Climate Fanatics Slashing Tires In 18 Countries, Including U.S. By Bob Unruh, WND News Center Climate fanatics have turned their agenda against the civilization they live in into a war, more or less.

Climate Fanatics Slashing Tires In 18 Countries, Including U.S. By Bob Unruh, WND News Center Climate fanatics have turned their agenda against the civilization they live in into a war, more or less. submitted by CitizensJournal_US to CitizensJournal [link] [comments]