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2019.06.17 16:52 corsta269 No_Mans_Sky_farms

Hey, guys please post coords to your farms to help everyone out. if you could follow the format for posting farms it will help everyone greatly. 1. Tell us what your farm is for e.g gas farm or circuit board 2. let us know the coords of the farm (also place a comms station near your base for easy finding or build near portal) 3. please let us know what platform and what mode you are playing on. with all those 3 things provided, we can make a good thread that shows loads of farms to help out ne

2019.10.15 00:24 nofoodxd Postal 4

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2023.03.30 20:54 Suspicious-Bug7030 Help me please

feel like this is an obvious answer to my question but as per usual I always second guess myself.
A little back story-
Me (F-32) moved with my boyfriend (M-41) back to his hometown following his cancer diagnosis to be near cancer centers and since he's not able to work. I am the only one working in the home that his parents own and live in currently...
He has family around there to help him with various tasks... Even though he depends on me for nearly all of it. I don't know anyone in this town, I have no friends and no family around here.
The kicker is my parents health is getting worse and I'm roughly 100 miles away from them.
I don't wanna break up with him but I feel like I should go up there and take care of my parents.
Should I? My heart is telling me I should go up there and be with them, but my boyfriend is gonna get upset if I do.
TL;DR should I go take care of my parents back home and leave my boyfriend back with his family?
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2023.03.30 20:54 bobwvng [H] Bundle leftovers, Destiny 2: Lightfall, F1 2020, more [W] Demon Turf, Wishlist, offers https://barter.vg7166/
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2023.03.30 20:52 _BASSBIN_ Raid completions should not be part of the ranking system.

As a person whom has played since D1 beta, but doesn't raid, I find this really annoying. I've solo cleared legend Lost Sectors, I've cleared GM nightfalls, I've amassed nearly a million enemy kills in D2 alone. But, I don't care to raid, never have. While I know some raids can be done fairly quickly VoG, RoN, etc, and others can be a real slog, LW and GoS, it doesn't matter to me. I'm not terribly good at mechanics gameplay, and I don't particularly enjoy LFGing for 6 person activities for a few reasons. One, people get annoyed and start bitching at each other. Two, there's always that one player who wants to tell you how to play and what to run. Honestly, it's not worth the hassle.
Generally when I play in a fireteam it is with 2 buddies, one near me on the US east coast and another buddy that lives in England. We all belong to a small clan and the 3 of us are the most active members.
I have a job, wife, kids, elderly parents to care for, etc that my time is oigated to. So, there is the problem of not really having a bunch of time to just disappear into the game for anywhere from 3 to 8 hours or more for a difficult raid run.
For the ranking system to require any raid clears to me does a disservice to veteran players like me who now have life obligations that supercede just being able to sit around and game whenever I want to as I did when Destiny first launched.
If someone here were to make the argument that the issue isn't that the raid clears are there, but that they are required too early in the ranks, I might be able to agree with that. But going from rank 7 to 8? C'mon, that's asking a lot. Especially when going from rank 1 to 6 takes about 2 hours total game time. Sure, maybe 9 to 10, that I could see, I'd feel like that was fair.
It just seems like for a long time player like myself to sit forever at rank 7 in a system that not many people like anyways is unnecessary at best and disrespectful at worst.
That's my two cents.
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2023.03.30 20:52 MikeJesus FWD: Suzan, don't tell anyone but the janitor threatened to murder me

I want this e-mail to remain between the two of us. I know you like to gossip and I saw that antiwork post you made about Charlie, but please, Suzan, don’t tell anyone about this e-mail. I don’t know who else to go to. You’re the only person whose private contact I have and if I went to HR I’d get fired.
Or worse.
Suzan, I saw something tonight. I stayed at the office after everyone had left and I saw something I was not meant to see. I saw something incomprehensible and mad and I am in danger. You’re the only one I can turn to. You’re the only one I can trust.
Suzan, the janitor threatened to murder me today.
He threatened to murder me and it is only under the promise that I wouldn’t tell a soul that he let me go. He let me go but I can’t stay silent.
We both know no work is ever done at the office. People just clock into Morana to drink and smoke and look busy. I’ve heard someone say that it’s just because we’re a regional office that’s used for tax breaks.
We’re not. I checked.
We’re the corporate headquarters of an airline that has daily flights in every major city in the world.
Suzan, have you ever seen someone call a customer? Have you, in the past six months, seen anyone do any work at Morana?
No. You haven’t.
That’s because we’re not doing any of the work. We’re just cover.
We’re just cover for what happens in the offices during the night. We’re just tiny pawns in something bizarre and dangerous and today I saw things as they are. If anyone else at Morana finds out that I saw what I saw I’m as good as dead. So please, Suzan, I beg you —
Don’t post any of this to reddit.
So, some guy from sales has a birthday party. We celebrate at the top floor, then celebrate a bit more at the bar across the street. By the time we get back to the office I’m real hammered. Heard that serious looking audit lady is back, so I hide under my desk to keep out of sight. I figure I’ll sleep it off and then wake up around five, go get something to eat and then go home.
I didn’t.
I woke up in pitch darkness curled up beneath my desk. I was still pretty hammered, but the moment I came to I knew where I was. I could also smell a familiar stench.
You know that supply closet full of rags on the second floor? The one that everyone complains about because it smells like ancient sweat? That smell. I could smell that stench inside of my cubicle.
Suzan, this is going to sound so absurd and insane. I promise this isn’t some sort of sick prank. I swear on my life that I’m not making this stuff stuff up.
There was a pile of rags sitting in my chair. It’s only thanks to the few rays of light from the streetlamps outside that I could see the thing, but I was certain. Sitting behind my desk, shaped like a man; sat a pile of those sweat-stained rags from the supply closet. They were typing.
It was typing.
The smell, the shock, the amount of tequila I drank for lunch — it all caught up with me. I needed to vomit. I needed to vomit but I was scared that the thing, that creature that was sitting behind my desk typing away at my computer — I feared it was sentient beyond office work. I feared that it would do something to me.
The air smelled like barf in a hot car, Suzan, but I stayed put beneath my desk. I stayed put and prayed for the world to return to normal or for me to wake up in my bed with the whole smelly rag affair just being a byproduct of my drunkenness.
My prayers weren’t answered.
For what felt like an hour I stayed curled up beneath my desk, holding down nausea and trying to control my breath. I feared that I would be stuck in my delirious predicament for the whole night, but then I heard the shrill notes of a flute.
Walking between the cubicles, with no rhythm and no set melody — someone was playing the flute. The moment the first notes of that cryptic song could be heard, the mess of rags that was typing at my desk stood up. With wet, squelching footsteps the being walked off into the hall.
Seizing my chance of escape, I crawled out from beneath my desk and took a peek out of my cubicle. The mess or rags was not alone. It was joined by other clumps of filth and sweat that shuffled their way to the center of the office. Walking among the cubicles, leading the procession of rag creatures was —
Suzan, I know this all sounds like a joke. I know what I’m describing is wholly insane — but I swear I’m not making this up. I swear this is true.
The janitor was leading the procession of rag creatures.
The same janitor that hangs around the parking lot in the mornings. The same one that gets real aggressive if you complain about the mess in the supply closet. That guy who’s a head taller than everyone else at the office and looks like he’s just left a warzone — that same janitor was leading the march of the rag creatures with a flute.
He played the flute off key and out of rhythm, but the creatures following the grizzled man were dancing, or at least bobbing, to the shrill sounds of his instrument. He was walking up and down the office in slow measured steps and seemed to be completely focused on his music. As drunk and nauseous and terrified as I was, I saw my chance at escape. When the flute playing janitor had his back turned to me I rushed towards the staircase out of the building.
I almost made it.
I almost made it to the staircase and out of that cursed office, yet rising to my feet was far too much for my drained body. Just before I reached the door to the stairs, I lost my balance and fell. I managed to hide behind one of the cubicles, but my landing had stopped the janitor’s playing.
Immediately, a flashlight was aimed in my direction. At first the janitor called out into the darkness with some semblance of sanity. He asked me to come out of my hiding spot, he told me that no one was allowed in the offices after sundown. At first his tone was reasonably civilized, but when I didn’t show, when I didn’t listen to his orders — the janitor lost his mind.
His steady voice gave way to a flurry of violent vulgarity. The janitor screamed about how he would crush my skull if I didn’t show, how he would cut up my body until I couldn’t be recognized. I was nauseous and drunk and drained, but hearing the sheer madness of the voice approaching me, I knew I had to run.
I leaped out of my hiding place and sprinted down the stairwell. I managed to make my way down the first staircase without stumbling but by the time I reached the second set of stairs my legs gave out. I fell down the stairs and before I knew it the janitor was on top of me.
He lifted me up by my shirt and slammed me against the wall. For a moment I was relieved that he had none of those terrible rag creatures in tow. My relief was misplaced. The janitor came down the staircase without the filthy demons, but he did have a knife — a big, dull combat knife that he pressed against my throat.
His hands were shaking and his voice was manic. The janitor was clearly panicked, but I had no doubt he would end my life then and there. He screamed about gutting me like a fish, about making sure that no one ever finds out what I saw. He raved and rambled about how my life was going to end because I had witnessed too much. The madness in his eyes, the blade, his fury — it was far too much for me to handle.
I was so scared I puked.
I puked on the janitor in fear and I am certain that it’s the only reason why I am able to write this e-mail right now. The vomit tempered him. He dropped me and continued to scream at me. His anger, however, seemed more focused on me dirtying his uniform rather than me interrupting whatever horrid ritual I had stumbled into.
Seizing my chance, I begged. I begged for my life and I promised him I saw nothing and I swore on everything that is holy that I would never tell a living soul what I had seen. At first he was not convinced, but with enough tears, enough begging and some dry-heaves he let me go.
When he let me go I thought that I would actually stay true to my word. I thought that I would get home and pass out and forget about the whole affair, but the longer I think about it, the more I consider what I saw —
Look, Suzan, this all seems insane. I know. I know getting this e-mail in the middle of the night must seem like some unfunny prank, but I swear what I saw is real.
The office we work in is a front for something horrid. Whatever work is done in the Morana offices during the night is a part of something terrible and inhuman. I don’t know how I’ll go into the office tomorrow. I don’t know how I’ll be able to pass by that supply closet and pretend it’s not connected to some terrible ritual. I don’t know how I’ll carry on.
Please, Suzan, tell me I’m not insane.
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2023.03.30 20:52 Driveformer Torn on investing in my N54 or moving on to say an M2

I have a 2009 135i vert. It’s an R Title from clipping a deer (low damage I have pics, the insurance adjuster actually bought the car off the orig owner) with 60k miles, it’s never given me an issue outside of coil packs but it has its scuffs and such. I want to start upgrading, especially after purchasing a heavily tuned X5 35D and it being so close in performance lol. They’re played out, but part of me wants to look for an M2. Obviously this is going to mean a loan etc, but the big thing is do people think getting rid of the 135i for an M2 is better than heavily modifying the N54 (I plan to keep the stock turbos or at most get modified twins)? If I modify the 135, I’m keeping it for life so I’m not super concerned with depreciation. But if I go M2 I’d get rid of it for space alone. Thanks everyone for any insight
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2023.03.30 20:52 nosleepbrooklynn Zalando refuse to refund after returning the items back

Long story short, I made an Order of three items and returned the three items back in February. After two weeks I contact customer support and they told me they need to investigate. After another two weeks they told me they won’t refund me. The reason is that the didn’t receive the three items. Even though, GLS confirmed the package were returned to zalando and the weight is 1Kg. I also still have the return receipt.
Then zalando said the package was empty, they keep changing their decisions. And I’m left out with no refund. What can I do? I went to the police station to get a police report and they don’t speak English, I sent them an email and I still did not get any reply from the police. Anyone faced this kind of issue ? Much appreciated any kind of help.
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2023.03.30 20:52 AdSpecialist6598 I despise people who use anti-work ideas to justify their own selfishness not you are not anti-work because you believe in its principals, or you see the issues you are anti-work because you are lazy, entitled, and don't want to do anything with your life and we all suffer for it.

For context, I am disabled, and I live with my elderly mom and 1 near do well sibling. When covid happened by dad passed suddenly and the replacement aid fell through, so I had to give the job to the sibling who I do not like at all. They for lack of a better phase are 9 going on 29. They are a man-child who is throwing a lifelong pity party because adulthood "sucks". Now he greatly resents me b/c he says my disability and who I am because he says I ruined his life. Okay fair enough, I am not easy live with, and I made many mistakes but I have reached out to repair things, but he is not interested which is his choice but what he doesn't have the right to do is refusing to do your job and cost me my health and future b/c you not only have an axe to grid but mostly b/c you are a lazy entitled fuck head.
I did not want to give him the job at all b/c of who he is and what he was going to do. But I had no choice I was like look man we got issues with each other but I your help. We don't have to like each other but we can be professional and respectful; and as long as you do your job, the way I need you to because Iam entrusting you with my safety and well-being for the time being we are good. If you fuck around like you, do you are going to have your ass handed to you.
Nearly, three years later, he hasn't done a damn thing. He has not done anything but watch crunchy roll and espn all day including doing everything he can to avoid paying for household expenses. And he justifies this by using anti-work talking points, ableism, bullying, entitlement, and self-loathing.
Now I am taking steps to not only get myself better and the help I need and to make sure he pays the piper so to speak but sadly things move slowly, and things are slanted against disabled people. Of course, he not only he accuses me of being an asshole that is ruining his life but is the kind of person that the anti-work movement is going to take down huh?
Before anybody asks, he had outs, he dropped out of school because he didn't want to pay for textbooks and refused my offer to pay for them instead because he didn't want to "owe" anyone especially me. And people including his former friends of whom he burned tried to get him better opportunities like much better jobs often going above and beyond he not only turned them down but burn them down b/c he felt he was too good for them, but the truth is b/c it is easier to be nothing and be bitter and hateful than to try and be something better.
So many people are like him. They aren't anti-work b/c of all the challenges, unfairness, and bad breaks etc, which is fair no when you get down to it, they are anti-work b/c they don't want to work b/c they for whatever reason don't want to do or be anything. People like my brother are the tyle of people that undermine the movement. Now am I unbiased in my brother's case? No of course not and can I do better I am trying, and can he change and can folks like him change for the better absolutely it happens all the time but don't hide behind anti-work.
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2023.03.30 20:52 mkriles How to talk to guy I’m seeing about Grindr/apps, what we are

Still early on with a guy and not sure how to ask about grindapps, and about where we stand.
So I met this guy off grindr (I know), but it hasn’t been like any other situation I’ve had off there. We chatted for a while initially then ended up snapping and FaceTiming for hours that same night. Next night we FaceTimed even longer. Both kept saying things like how surprised we were how natural it felt, like we already knew each other, he kept saying he hadn’t been this excited to meet someone in a while. We finally then met up a couple days later for dinner and I ended up going to his and staying the night after he asked me to. The chemistry in person was even better. Since then we’ve hung out every other night (and not for like a quick hookup— been regularly staying the night, cuddling, then often hanging out well into the next day). On days we don’t see each other, we’re constantly messaging, sometimes talking on the phone, etc.
It’s only been three weeks so I know it’s way too soon to ask what’s going on. But it certainly feels like we’re in an early phase of dating. When we first started talking, we’d both expressed we were looking for a FWB situation, but that was before we were FaceTiming for 5 hours straight and sending sappy messages. He also said some things that made it seem like he was open to something more and there are just regular casual references to things we’ll be doing in the near future. Maybe this is what FWB means to him— for me that usually looks a lot different.
Regardless, I’m very much of the mindset of— if I’m really enjoying something and someone’s company, I’m not interested in looking elsewhere right then. I don’t delete apps or anything, but I’m not logging on and messaging guys. Now, I know that’s not the case for him. (Notifications from tindehinge/Grindr occasionally pop up when he’s showing me photos or videos on his phone, or if it’s there on the nightstand, and he definitely doesn’t flinch or hide them. At the same time, they’re definitely not constant the way they would be if he was super active.)
Wouldn’t say I love seeing these things pop up, but I get it, we’ve only been hanging out a short while and we haven’t talked officially about us or apps. I also appreciate how he’s not trying to hide them or be secretive. Only thing I had asked a couple weeks ago was checking in to see if he was sleeping with anyone else and to ask if we’d say anything if either one of us did. (He said he wasn’t and took the question well.)
But I’m at the point now where I don’t know if I can hold off much longer on asking the more pointed questions. It’s been made a lot worse by finally checking Grindr today (I’d been offline for two weeks but my curiosity/worries got the best of me), and seeing he was last active yesterday— exactly between when we talked on the phone and when we met up a half hour later. That timing alone really rubs me the wrong way. But I’m all the more turned off because I was meeting up to help him pack and move a bunch of stuff (did that for hours before staying the night again). It just feels shitty in that specific context, even if we haven’t had a conversation about our situation.
How do I broach the topic of apps and what’s going on between us without seeming too intense or clingy this early on? I don’t know if I’m even interested in trying to define boundaries or in him getting off apps, so much as trying to understand what he’s looking for—both with us, and on the apps. (Is he looking for dates? Hookups? Chats?) I’m really liking what’s going on, whatever it is. I just don’t like not knowing what it means to him.
I know the usual refrain is to say don’t trust guys off Grindr and not to expect much with someone off it. But would appreciate insights (along those lines and not) all the same.
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2023.03.30 20:51 StepwiseUndrape574 Rockstar Remastering GTA 5 For Xbox And PS5 In Glorious 4K60 With Ray Tracing

Did you imagine when Grand Theft Auto V came out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2013, that we'd be seeing a fresh retail re-release of it nine years later? Much like The Elder Scrolls Part V: Skyrim—which hails from the same era—GTA V has been an enduring success and is about to get its third re-release.
There's no fancy subtitle or name change; Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series XS consoles on March 15th. That's not to say it's exactly the same experience, though. The versions for the current-gen consoles support 60 FPS, HDR output, ray-tracing, "improved texture quality," faster loading times, "immersive 3D audio," and support for platform-specific features, like the PS5's DualSense haptics.
gtaonline carwash Specifically, there will be a fidelity mode that targets native 3840×2160 resolution with ray tracing and a 30 FPS cap. (Xbox Series S will use upscaling to hit 4K.) Before you sneer at that, note that console versions of GTA V have always had a 30 FPS cap—until now: the new release's "performance mode" will target 60 FPS with dynamic resolution scaling up to 4K, but without ray tracing.
Most interesting to the majority of gamers will probably be the "Performance RT" mode. This mode, available only on the PS5 and Series X, is basically just performance mode with ray tracing enabled. Most likely, it will simply use a lower dynamic resolution to achieve higher-than-30 FPS while keeping ray tracing features. Depending on the upscaling method Rockstar uses, this mode could still look quite good.
Of course, the whole reason that Grand Theft Auto V is still the sensation that it is lies in its online mode. Rockstar has always talked about Grand Theft Auto Online as if it were an entirely separate game, and that's understandable given the differences in their content. But after the re-release launches, it will in fact be available as an entirely separate game—and it'll be free for the first three months after launch on PS5.
gtaonline fukaru The technical changes to Grand Theft Auto V largely apply here, although there's probably still not going to be any animals in Online. Instead, Rockstar is implementing several content updates for the re-launch. The Los Santos Car Meet expansion is getting an expansion of its own called Hao's Special Works, and a "Career Builder" feature will be available for fresh characters to help them get a foothold in Los Santos' seedy underbelly.
If you're already an accomplished crime boss in GTA V or GTA Online using an older console version, you can transfer your progress to the new systems. For story mode, open the game and go to "Game" in the pause menu, then select "Upload Save Game" to send it to the Rockstar Social Club cloud servers. GTA Online progress will transfer automatically, although Rockstar cautions players that purchased GTA$ won't transfer across platforms (i.e. PlayStation to Xbox, or vice versa.)
You'll be able to start playing the remastered version of GTA V on March 15, with physical copies coming available In April. We asked Rockstar when these changes would be coming to the PC version, but haven't heard back yet. We'll update this story when we do.
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2023.03.30 20:51 Hippieassbutt Anyone know why 5 or 6 police cars were headed down Chambersburg?

I work next to the Piedmont Milk House gas station and about 1-1:30 about 5 or 6 police cars headed down Chambersburg. Just wondering why because we're nosey.
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2023.03.30 20:51 cuculagirl How can I [24F] communicate better and have less petty arguments with my partner [24M]?

My partner [24M] and I [24F] have been together for 2 years now and we have a great relationship. The only thing that needs to improve is our communication and petty arguments that we frequently have.
The arguments and communication breakdowns are small, but it's something I really want to nip in the bud in order to strengthen our relationship even further and grow as adults.
For context: we both grew up with parents who would argue in unproductive ways, yell at us a lot, shut us down, etc.
On my partner's end, he tends to make broad generalized claims about extremely random things and will passionately argue about them with little evidence or knowledge about it. He is a very intelligent person, but it's almost like he does it for story telling/ dramatic flair, or he's just using poor logic. This drives me crazy as someone who likes to research things, Google it, find actual evidence, be curious, etc. He is also insecure and paranoid that I might think he is stupid, so during arguments where I'm trying to just fact-check or learn more, he gets overly defensive and digs himself in a hole just to make himself look better. For example, if I google something and correct him or try to learn with him, he'll say something like "yeah but I wasn't saying that x y z means this, what I MEANT to say is....". Once he does that, I get really irritated and I feel like I'm being gaslit or something.
On my end, my biggest issue is losing my cool. I resort to snapping and / or yelling fairly quickly. While I'm using logic and I'm not attacking him personally, I'm still yelling or snapping which is hurtful and unproductive, and at that point he's pretty much not listening or engaging in the conversation anymore.
I was telling my partner about the paddle shifters in my new (electric) car.
Me: "Oh, I found out that the paddle shifters in my car are for controlling the level of regenerative braking."
Him: "That's NOT what paddle shifters are for, I've driven cars with paddle shifters before and it's for changing gears!!"
Me: "I've been driving the car and the dashboard says regenerative braking and changes to 1, 2, or 3, plus I read the manual.... also electric cars technically don't even have gears... google it please."
Him: [keeps arguing, refuses to google the manual]
Me: [starts angrily yelling]
Overall, our issue seems to be how we are communicating, not the content. I do think that he would benefit from some logic/philosophy courses, but that's a whole different topic. We are usually able to calm down later and kind of laugh things off, but it does create a lot of tension and resentment. I would like to be able to quickly stop the arguments and move things in a different direction, rather than escalating.
Redditors, do you know of any awesome books, worksheets, exercises, activities, or other resources that we can utilize to work on our communication skills?
My partner [24M] and I [24F] frequently have petty arguments due to poor communication. Do you have any tips or resources to help us stop having these arguments and instead just have healthy dialogue?
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2023.03.30 20:51 Solid-Rhoads Really questioning my value and my worth when it comes to work lately. Advice?

Edit: sorry this turned into an essay 🙃
I’ve been struggling to get back into the workforce for a couple of years now, following COVID Unemployment (I was in the service industry, and a freelance media producer before). I’ve taken odd jobs here and there doing media stuff, mostly remote, and I’ve been thinking about setting up a Fiverr seller page. But when I apply to jobs/gigs I often feel inferior to other applicants, many of whom are younger than me (I’m in my early 30’s now). In just the past couple weeks, I’ve applied to nearly 30 jobs and heard almost nothing back.
My first flare and subsequent Lupus diagnosis set me back on graduating college, and ever since it’s felt like a struggle just to keep up with the “average” folks in my chosen industries, with no hope of ever matching those that truly excel. For restaurant work (cooking/bartending/managing), I feel less cognitively clear than others, and my energy doesn’t compare in the slightest. My body also can’t take the 400mg of caffeine a day it took to keep up anymore. Working in media at the television and film level requires extremely long days that I can’t reliably/consistently make it through anymore( usually 10-16 hours). Freelance media production gives me a little more freedom, but when I look at the portfolios of others that I’m competing with, mine simply doesn’t compare. I haven’t had the energy to produce an impressive body of work while also doing what I need to simply survive. Even on Fiverr I see people offering 24 hour turn arounds on custom logo animations and video edits; that’s a lot of work and some long hours to put in to get something like that done in a day, which I simply can’t promise clients. And I can’t simply blow them away with the quality of my work; I have a degree in media production, with courses in advanced video editing, but honestly I don’t think i’m even THAT good. I see kids who’ve learned After Effects off YouTube who seem to be more proficient than me even with my degree.*
I’m trying to strike a balance between not letting my disease rule my life, while also acknowledging the very real limitations it puts on me.
*I’ll note that my perspective may also be slightly more cynical than usual at the moment, as it doesn’t help that I’m also trying to do everything I can right now to try to help my mother who’s dealing with stage 4 duodenal (intestinal) cancer, and still trying to cope with the woman I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with leaving me after 11 years together for her younger, healthier coworker [pretty much left me the day my mom went in for surgery (but that’s a post maybe for a different subreddit, and a different day)].
So, I guess my question is, what advice do you all have on how to level the playing field when it comes to getting work and keeping up, especially when we’re competing directly against healthy folks? How do you improve or supplement your worth while operating within the bounds of this disease? How can you better keep employers or clients from writing you off, and replacing you with someone who doesn’t need shorter days, days off and/or accommodations? I should also note that I’m in the United States where the default work ethic is to work yourself into the dirt.
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read this short novel of a post and reply.
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2023.03.30 20:51 heyitsanomynous Problems with father and people in general

I'll start by saying that i might be the problem so i'll try to potray everthing as neutral as possible . I am female 23 got married when i was 19 the groom was my father choice i was not intrested in him as i am lil healthy which everything not miss from when i was 4 or 5 and mind u know when i look at those pictures i found myself skinny not boney skinny but even chubby and i was bullied for it by my fathers sister all my life ( her son was same age but skinny asf so the comparison was always there ) and the reason why i said i might be the problem us bcoz i am not considered a good girl from indian concept as i raise my voice when someone elder to me is yelling or get irritated easily if someone is calling me again again i have an image of a girl who doesnt respect my parents . Whenever i come to my home ( father side from inlaws house ) no matter how hard i try i just cannot keep myself away from their matters and for matter i know they do not want or accept my suggestion . I treat their problems as my problems irrespective of them shutting me off i give giving suggestion for example my father has booked a car worth 25 lakhs and their finacial condition is not great as they rely on farming vegetables they sometimes provide profit and sometime nothing little background about my father profession he is employed and makes 40 to 50 k in one month . Inshort whenever i see they are overdoing themseleves i cant help it .in other words i want to refrain my loved ones from making decisions that i know will surly not serve them in a good way (that prblm i was talking about ) . I have tried to stop myself at end i keep losing by thinking they are my family . Also i have problem with each and every person in my life definately i am no saint i say things in anger that i shouldnt . But to recent secenerio that made me right this readit is recently my father doesnt let me speak no matter what that is hell shout at me telling me shutt up but i doesnt i keep trying to make him see that what i was trying to say and how it is no wrong but he doesnt let ne finish . Recently me and mother were talking about some people kind of gossip i guess he shouted in between to tell me how i am interferring in others ( he loves gossip ) and how i am not letting hime sleep he was not sleeping just watching reels on his phones . Then he started shouting about how i am not an ideal daughter to which i replied he is also not a great dad ( whenever my brother i fight without even knowing side same he doesnt let me speak believes every thing my brother says and shouts at me )never even verifies the deatils i have tinnitius so shouting affects me a lot and feel like shouting on top of my lungs . Even if i have done nothing wrong nobody believes me .my father has never taken my side ever in fight . Just to make things clear he provides everthing i ask for just doesnt let me talk to him about things about my life or about just my perspective about certain things specially from evening to night .
Ps : i have missed a lot of points as it is my first readit feel free to ask questions i ll be replying also pardon for typos or grammatical errors
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2023.03.30 20:50 thunder_02dragon 4000D Air - This happend last night

4000D Air - This happend last night
Just when I thought Corsair designed an awesome case and quality control was awesome this happened while opening the case tampered glass sidepanel. Nops I am not monster to use brut force and this is not the 1st time I bought /used a 4000x cases for friends to build on.
Just got this case from someone yesterday midday, put it on car and drove home.. Car was a Suv n it was upright position on seat so dont think bumps were to blame on NZ roads. Came home to clean it and this happened with cut on my thumb.
This incident reminds me of my old Corsair Carbide SPEC-06 case which was awesome but had a flaw which is again a bizarre quality control issue from Corsair.. The reset switch used to get stuck as there was not much tension to get back to off position on the switch.. So resulting reset/boot loop.. - found it hardway. Even the store I bought knew about this so asked me to open it and use a sponge to fix - which worked great.
Being a long time corsair user but since Spec QA generation I stayed away.. and just wanted to swap to a 5000D from O11D XL... But now rethinking my decision.
Why? - I think the way This 4000x tempered glass panel is glued only on two side - one to cases front and one back with steel reinforcement... leaving entire midsection to rely on glass.. now if there is uneven force as the unlock mechanism is unscrew and pull away from side - shattering is evident - is what caused it I 🤔 Whats others thought who has the same exp?.
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2023.03.30 20:50 imbiggerboi Need Advice on Car Buying or Leasing

Hi everyone, I'm currently confused about whether I should buy an older, used car or lease a newer one for a few years.
For context, I'm in my junior year of college in Los Angeles. I need a car for a summer internship this summer, and would prefer to have a car after my internship as well, at least while I'm in college.
Renting is out - not long term enough for the money, and with a loss damage waiver it's ridiculously expensive.
So I'm left with buying or leasing. I have about $9000 saved up from tutoring during school, and my internship should net me an additional $10,000 after taxes. Of course, I'd rather not blow all of that on a car, so I'm looking for something under $10,000-$11,000 total. Either a pre-owned car for that amount, or a lease where all the payments come out to somewhere around that number.
Now, the pros and cons are tripping me up here. I've been looking into cars that are made to last - an old Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4 / Camry, Jeep Wrangler. I've found some decent stuff from private sellers around $6000-$8000 online, but even at the upper end of my price range they have high mileage and are from 2004-2008. Not to mention, I am inexperienced with cars and even with a mechanic's diagnosis, there are no guarantees or warranties. User car dealers are safer, but prices are marked up (I'm gonna check out some in person today).
My dad is telling me I definitely want something newer and more reliable with low mileage while I'm working. Buying such a car puts the total at around $14,000-$15,000 or so, at minimum. That's more than I would like to pay.
That's how I ended up at leasing. 3 years at around $260-300/mo works out to $9300-$10800 total, which I can live with. But then I don't get to actually own the car after paying all that, which sucks. Also, I'm graduating soon, so in 18 months I'll (probably) be working somewhere, at which point paying for a reliable car shouldn't be an issue. So 36 months may be an unnecessarily large term.
There's a chance I will want to go into some business of my own instead of working a standard job. So without knowing the future, picking a lease term is difficult.
I'm gonna go to some dealers today to look at supply of used cars and also some dealers leasing newer cars. I'm gonna ask about shorter lease terms too, 18-24 months. But before I go, I also wanted to hear from some professionals like you. What would you recommend I do? Should I rethink my price range, or change my thinking in any way? I would appreciate your advice.
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2023.03.30 20:50 kappakeats [Discussion] The anime is kind of mediocre?

I''ll admit that I only started watching the anime to understand the yuri ships (between actual ships... ha... ha) but that's been my reason for starting other shows like Love Live which is genuinely great. Yet I'm finding the anime is just not what it could be. I haven't played the game and probably never will but I don't think that should really impact my enjoyment.
It feels like they can't figure out the tone. After episode 3 they had a chance to get serious for at least one episode and show the weight of the battles. They could have had an episode about the girls trying to make themselves feel better and then end it with the crying scene which was actually very satisfying. I'm reminded of how Gurren Lagan handled things. But instead it turned into whacky hijinks and idol battles. I'm not saying it had to be a fully serious episode, but it should have been more focused on the emotions of the characters. They nearly did with the first scene in the classroom and then they just flipped back into random slice of life.
I'm going to finish up the show and I don't think it's terrible or anything. Any scene with Kaga and Akagi is enough to keep me going. But man... It's just written pretty poorly.
How do you view the anime? Am I overlooking things or maybe it gets better? I'm also interested in S2 although I've heard it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for people who haven't played the game. The tone also looks depressing (I accidentally watched episode 1 and it was pretty sad). Maybe that's more my style though, I dunno.
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2023.03.30 20:50 TheGhostDM Wish-list of Base Building Features

This is one of the friendliest communities on Reddit, so I thought y'all might be receptive to my wish-list of NMS features I'd like to see from Hello Games. I know HG reads this forum, too, so... if y'all are reading I'd not only love these, I'd pay to see them implemented!

  1. More building objects per base I might be an edge use case, but my current love in NMS is the building aspect. I enjoy creating towns and settlements, and populating homes with trappings that tell a story is one of my favorite things. Alas, I the 3000 unit limit for shareable bases suggests that if I build out some of my ideas, they'll never have the chance to get shared. I'd love to see that limit lifted so I can build out some truly epic ideas.
  2. True multiplayer bases My girlfriend and I like to build together. It would be great if we could tag a base as co-owned so that we could both work on it, use it, and change it regardless of whether or not the other was online.
  3. More diverse / varied biomes, multiple biomes per planet I know this is a difficult one, but... planets are pretty one-note right now (though they're undeniably beautiful.) Generating more realistic planets with diverse biomes would be great! I have seen mods that do this, so it seems at least possible in theory. Maybe this could be a feature of a new set of galaxies?
  4. If you build it, they will come Simply... a way to designate a building or a town as an "NPC dwelling," ways to recruit merchants, etc would be fun. Seeing a town with people wandering around would make things feel more populated.
  5. Linked Bases Look, I like to build... a lot. Letting me expand my base boundaries by linking two or more adjacent bases would be amazing! I can approximate that with bases near each other, but why not let me link the two?
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2023.03.30 20:49 hodsct59 Choices for Oaklawn Park April 1, 2023 Arkansas Derby Day

Here are my choices for races 1-9 for Oaklawn Park April 1, 2023 Arkansas Derby Day. I will post the other races probably sometime tomorrow after I look them over good and type why I am taking a chance on them. Like last week at FG, there are some races that a longshot or two looks live and then other races where it will be hard to deny the top 3 or 4 favorites. And as always, my interest lies in finding those longshots and betting them when I think I have found one. Good Luck to all!
1st Race; Maiden Special Weight --- Purse $110,000 ---- 3 YO Fillies --- 6 Furlongs:
1)Sharp Attitude (12-1) has two starts, finishing 2nd in fillies' division of the Arizona Breeders Futurity a restricted state bred races for 2 YO. In her second start, she drew the 7th post on a sloppy track at OP, did not break near as well as her bloodlines suggests she should, then went widest of all without ever getting involved in the race. That race is essentially a toss for me, and I will give her another chance. Trainer is adding blinkers for this race, she has one average looking work since her last start, but trainer is switching jockeys and has named Luis Quinonez, a long time OP jockey who is known for blowing up the exotics here when dismissed in betting. Her sire is Sharp Azteca who won the G1 Cigar Mile H one month after finishing 2nd in the G1 BC Dirt Mile, beating a solid field. Broodmare sire, Rocky Bar, won one listed stake among his five lifetime wins but is a son of the speedy In Excess, who is also sire of Indian Charlie and is dam, To The Post, is a daughter of Bold Ego. 5x4 to Mr Prospector but she has a cross to Chop Chop, a son of Flares, in Storm Bird's dam line and in her own dam line along with U.S. TC winner Omaha, a full brother to Flares, also in her dam line. Crossing in the sire lines and dam lines with important stallions/broodmares is what has been reproducing the X-factor gene since it was first developed, especially if they are in a few choice spots. My choice to win.
6) Mary's Boon (6-1) caught off tracks in her first two and only starts, battled for the lead through very brisk and identical paces, but lost the battle both times to the eventual winners, one a highly regarded odds on favorite and then a first-time starter with solid bloodlines who was dismissed in the wagering. Should be the one that controls the pace early and have something left in the stretch. Though she has no works since her last, she does have a high percentage winning trainer and bloodlines to win early and often in her career. Likely to be live. 4x4 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Secretariat. Extremely well bred.
2) Goddess Of War (12-1) is a first-time starter. She has been on the work tab for quite some time and has shown some ability in about half of her works. However, what separates her from other firsters is she has worked multiple times at 5 furlongs, which is what most trainers nowadays uses as a stamina building work and clues you in to many high-priced winners when several of them are decent or good. She did most of her preparations at Turf Paradise but shipped into OP a few weeks ago and worked a deceptive good 4 furlongs, especially coming off a long van ride and then an easy 5 furlongs six days later that was a designed leg stretcher to keep her happy until race day. Her sire, Atta Boy Roy, won a G2 sprint and several other smaller stake races among his 14 wins in 36 starts and broodmare sire, Sky Mesa, won 3 of 6 starts including the G1 7F Hopeful S and G2 1 1/16M Breeders' Futurity. 4x5 to Seattle Slew, but in wrong spots to fully benefit a foal but gets help with crossings to Secretariat and his 2 best dirt producing daughters along with a Bold Rule daughter as the fifth dam. Also 5x4 to Northern Dancer in the right location of a pedigree.
8) Beautiful Bolt (4-1) has started once, on a sloppy track, and like my top choice drew the far outside and really was at a disadvantage but he still set in a perfect spot entering the stretch while watching two front runners battle but then faded. Jockey started this meet extremely hot in December but has cooled considerably. One decent work since his last work and has the bloodlines to win this race. It will be a matter if he can improve off his first race enough to beat a couple of these. 5x5 to Northern Dancer, Sir Ivor and Secretariat with 4 crosses to Somethingroyal through her sons Secretariat and Sir Gaylord, sire of Sir Ivor.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 1-6, $1 Tri Box 1-2-6, $.30 Super Box 1-2-6-8, $1 Super Key 1 with 2-6-8 with 2-6-8 with 2-6-8. Total Risks $29.20.
Race 2: Allowance O/C 25K ---N/W $23K Twice Lifetime (Means 23K in winning purses in allowance races including state bred) --- Purse $125,000 ---- 3 YO & Up F&M Arkansas Bred --- 6 Furlongs:
4) Chai Tea (4-1) has won once in 18 starts but qualifies as the class of the field. This race is restricted to state bred foes but at least 5 of her starts has come in open bred fields, including 4 allowance races and one starter allowance 50K in addition to finishing 4th in a 150K state bred stakes race 2 starts back. Likely to get good odds because jockey and trainer has been in a meet long slump but have teamed up before to shock bettors several times at OP. Top choice in a weak field.
9) Hamazing Debating (8-1) finished 3rd in her last race at 60-1 and is actually the horse that renewed my confidence and realizing my slump was likely nearing an end, if I continued to pay attention and working hard. While I missed that exacta (1st & 3rd), I did have my usual tri box. I thought she needed one more race before reaching her best form but was in a weak field with the two favorites from that race entered here again. She now has that needed start and could win but her jockey has not even been close to performing up to his usual standard at the meet. However, he is a decent jockey and it is only a matter of time before he snaps out of it.
7) Pattern Bet (5-1) was the beaten second choice three weeks back against my second choice today. She is closest to returning to her top form, but she could very well need one more start. Trainer is not following his usual pattern with this one and seems to be trying to run her back into shape instead of using works, and this could be because she has a minor physical ailment he's trying to protect or she simply doesn't apply herself in her works, making it difficult to see where she is in her training. I will be using caution, but she probably does not need her best race to win this, just something close to it.
6) She's Storming (20-1) is a 3 yo filly but is technically carrying top weight on the weight for age scale. Otherwise, she would be further up my list but it is way too early for a 3 YO to be giving their elders weight. She will not actually be turning 3 YO until the day after this race. However, her 7th dam, Right About, is a daughter of U.S. TC winner Citation and Right About's dam, Whirl Right, is a full sister to 1941 U.S. TC winner, Whirlaway. She has one work since her last start and it was a bullet work at 5 furlongs, the best of 16 that worked at that distance on that day. But it came on a good track and times are often wrong or deceiving on most off tracks, due to temporary track bias.
My Bets: $5 Ex Box 4-9, $.50 Tri Box 4-7-9, $.30 Super Box 4-6-7-9. Total Risks $20.20.
Race 3: Allowance Which Have Not Won An Allowance Race Worth $23K To Winner Or Never Won Two Lifetime Races --- Purse $125,000 ---- 3 YO & Up F&M ---- 5 1/2 Furlongs:
8) Hypersport (9-5) looks to me will be the one that gets the early lead and it is very difficult to catch the front running speed at 5 1/2 furlongs at OP. Normally do not like betting horse that ran well on off tracks in their prior starts, but I will make an exception for this one mainly because she is coming back in 23 days and has two works, both leg stretching types, but both indicates trainer thinks she is sharp and peeking into her best form. A definite include in the exotics. 4x4x5 to Mr Prospector, 5x5x5 to Northern Dancer.
6) Thunders Rocknroll (12-1) broke her maiden in her first start against Minnesota state bred fillies in good time. However, like most other states, state bred types rarely produces horses that can be competitive against open bred foes. She then finished second in a state bred stakes before getting an almost six-month break. She switched trainers and looks like she was nearing a winning race on her return, but still needed a few more works but trainer decided to go ahead and run her, likely to give her an out before this start, which is carrying a purse $20K higher than a normal conditional allowance race at OP carries. But trouble found her, mostly of her own doing and the race looks dull on paper. She has two works since that start, both designed to get her closer to top physical conditioning without taking anything fitness already put in her out of her. and now will be racing with blinkers off. Her sire, Maclean's Music, made one lifetime start at SA and ran a 107 3/5 in a maiden race and was retired afterwards. Broodmare sire Thunder Gulch won the 1995 Ky Derby and Belmont S while finishing 3rd in the Preakness to his stablemate, Timber Country and is the sire of Point Given, who was unplaced in the 2001 Ky Derby then won the 2001 Preakness S and Belmont S. 4x5x4 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Northern Dancer.
1)Je Suis Rapide (20-1) was claimed three starts back by her current connections, worked twice at CD, then was raised several levels in class at TP made a bid to the stretch but flattening out in the stretch. Sent back to CD, given a few extra days to rest, then shipped much further to CT and raised again significantly in class into condition allowance class where she tracked the early pace but could not catch a 1/5 favorite while pulling away from the rest and finished 2nd while still trying in a good time for that bull ring type track. Sent back to CD but was given normal rest this time, then worked twice, the first was deceptive good then an easy work to help maintain her fitness and then shipped to OP to wait for her next start. 4x4x5 to Mr Prospector, 5x5x5 to Gold Digger.
7) Rollin Chrome (9-2) is the only filly in here that has won a conditional allowance race, but her winning purse was $19.2K, therefore, giving her an opportunity to run in this race. However, she is switching trainers and has no activity since her race over a month ago, usually an indication to look elsewhere to find horses more ready and fit to win. New trainer has been around awhile, including during the era when trainers prepared horses away from the track (to save money and fees), so this is likely his angle with this one. 4x5x4 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Northern Dancer.
My Risks: $4 Ex Box 6-8, $1 Tri Box 1-6-8, $1 Super 1-6-7 with 8 with 1-6-7 with 1-6-7. Total Risk $20.
Race 4: Maiden Special Weight --- Purse $110,000 --- 3 YOs & Up ---- 6 Furlongs:
2) Kingmaker (12-1) finished 3rd in the first start of his career with a decent late kick but like so many first-time starters that runs well, he struggled after that start. After 4 more disappointing effects, trainer gave him a few months break and decided to start over. He was working well for his return then probably put in slower work than the trainer really wanted to see at that time but then showed at least his late kick was still there to give his trainer something to work with. He has four more works since that comeback start, 3 of them useful and the 4th work was in the mud and was what looks like a leg stretching work to maintain his fitness more than to move him forward. Kingmaker is as ready to win as he has ever been and looks like the one to me. 4x5x5 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Northern Dancer & Secretariat.
6) Federal Judge (8-1) is a first-time starter. He was purchased for $200K as a yearling. First entered the official work tab last May to give new connections a real look of what they purchased, and he has shown he has some early speed through a series of 6-7 works. Given another six months to grow and mature, he re-entered the work tab at the start of this year. After 3 works at Win Star farm to begin this year, he was shipped to OP and turned over to trainer Brissett to prepare him for his debut. His works indicates he can turn it on or off according to what the jockey is asking him to do, which is what most trainers wants to see from their new trainees. His last two works are fairly fast but his last at 5 furlongs is what separates first start winners from ones who needs a start or two (at 5 furlongs or more) to perform their best. 4x5 to Mr Prospector, 5x5x5 to Northern Dancer.
7) Miracle Worker (7-5) finished 3rd in his first start, when he sat mid pack early behind a brisk early pace then came with a late run when called upon. Same tactics here will likely get the win but there is always the possibility he gets head strong with a new jockey he is not familiar with and battles for the early lead, with plenty signed up, that he tires late, and others take advantage. I personally normally prefer betting others that did not have a decent break or race in their first start than one like this who looks like he ran his race but could not finished the job unless the race was ran in a fast time. And in this case, the finish time was normal for maidens but slightly faster than normal for all classes at this track.
4) P R Call Me Maybe (30-1) has started 3 times and these races will all be tosses for me as he was prepared in all three starts by a trainer that has no idea how to train a racehorse and gave this horse not even a small chance to run a little, much less to impact a race. New owners got a harsh lesson that it takes a trainer who has at least a little knowledge on how to train and has switched trainers. Under his tutelage, the horse's works have improved and actually looks like a racehorse finally. Not likely to be in his top form yet, but if he is, he will blow this field away just on bloodlines. His sire did not win in six starts. His broodmare sire, Lion Heart, finished 2nd in the 2004 Ky Derby to Smarty Jones and is sire of top sprint sire, Kantharos. Sire of 2nd dam, Yankee Victor won the 2000 G1 Metropolitan H. Sire of 3rd dam, Mining, a son of Mr P by a daughter of Buckpasser, won 6 times in seven starts including the G1 Vosburgh and only loss came in the BC Sprint in his final start. Sire of 4th dam, Run Dusty Run finished 2nd in the Ky Derby and Belmont S and 3rd in the Preakness S to 1977 U.S. TC winner Seattle Slew. And sire of 5th dam, First Landing, finished 3rd in the Ky Derby and then sired 1972 Ky Derby & Belmont S winner, Riva Ridge. This is one underneath chance that I am always willing to take a chance on and have been rewarded several times on such chances.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 2-6, $1 Tri Box 2-4-6, $.20 Super Box 2-4-6-7, $1 Super Key 2 with 4-6-7 with 4-6-7. Total Risk $26.80.
Race 5: Oaklawn Mile S ---- Purse $400,000 --- 4 YO & Up ---- 1 Mile:
I will be passing this race.
Race 6: Maiden Special Weight --- Purse $110,000 ---- 3 YO & UP F&M Arkansas Bred ---- 6 Furlongs:
7) Arden Ar (20-1) will be making her first start of year. She has made two starts prior, one in 2021 where she finished second while rallying from last and then one start in 2022 a year later when she did not pick up her feet in a dull effort. This will be her third different trainer in as many starts but the first that has gotten any speed out of her in any of her works. Bred to be speedy and catches a field of Arkansas Bred fillies that looks weak on speed. 3x5x4 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Seattle Slew. 2nd dam is a full sister to Tiznow.
4) Delta Moon (12-1) had quite a few works at 3 and 4 furlongs in 2021 but connections decided she needed more time to develop. Brought back in mid 2022, she had one 3-furlong work and then a series of 4 furlongs works but no stamina building 5-furlongs works which is important especially for first time starters to perform their best. She ran a dull first race while never getting in serious contention, waited until OP opened in December and then race two more dull races on off tracks. Owner switched trainers and he put a 4-furlong gate work in her followed by 2 good 5 furlongs works in her before her next start and she finally showed a little life but broke slowly, gained some ground then was bother by another foe stopping her momentum but was rolling late. Trouble has found her in each of her last three starts and she will be a major factor if she can finally avoid getting in trouble. 4x4 to Cox's Ridge, 4x5x5 to Mr Prospector 5x5 to Damascus and Laughter (daughter of Shenanigans and 1/2 sister to Ruffian). Longshot special.
2) Sassy Lass (8-1) has started three times, finishing third in her last two starts. In her first and third starts, she caught off tracks and broke poorly in both of them, which eliminated her from being a serious contender and while she finished third in her last, she was still almost 8 lengths behind the winner. She is bred to have some early speed and in the one start she was dropped into a maiden claiming she flashed that speed but came up empty in the stretch run, likely because she had never been given a stamina type work up to that point. She has no works since her last start, which is always a concern fitness wise, but this field is weak enough it may not matter as much as it usually does. Her sire, Double Irish, is an unraced son of Tapit while her broodmare sire is Half Ours, is a son of Unbridled's Song and his dam, Zing, is a full sister to Yankee Gentleman, the broodmare sire of American Pharoah. Half Ours won his first 5 starts of his 7-start career including a G2 7F sprint. Sassy Lass's dam line traces back to Spinaway. If other speed types do not get out with her early, she will likely wire this field. 4x4 to Fappiano, 5x5 to Mr Prospector.
8) Princess Hadley (20-1) has one start which she broke sluggish, was mid-pack at first call, continue to the turn in good position but tired going around the turn and faded. However, her fading appears much worse than it actually was as top two took advantage of moisture in the track, though the track was listed as fast and pulled away from everyone and then the 3rd place finisher got separation and pulled away from the rest in mid-stretch and at the finish was almost a combined 14 lengths of the 4th place finisher while actually slowing and laboring them shelves.
My Risks: $10 WP 4, $5 Ex Box 4-7, $1 Tri Box 2-4-7, $.30 Super Box 2-4-7-8, $1 Super Key 4 with 2-7-8 with 2-7-8 with 2-7-8. Total Risks: $49.20.
Race 7: Allowance O/C $50K N/W 2 Allowance/Stakes Races with a $23K value to winner (state bred races not considered) or which have never won 3 races or $50K claiming --- Purse $125,000 ---- 3 YOs & Up --- 6 Furlongs:
1)Mowins (30-1) looks like he went off form after a third against Indiana Bred stakes horses but actually his poor efforts came after he was thrown against open bred foes which fields come up much tougher and there is 4-5 more horses with ability to beat every race than a typical state bred race. But another problem is he has caught an off track in every start against open bred and that alone can should down the process of getting back into top condition. It is hard enough to cycle form on fast tracks, but trainer rarely knows if a horse's race is result of the off track or if the horse found the race useful enough to move him forward. This one probably likes the off track as he had 1 win in 2 tries on a wet track before his last four starts but now his wet track form is misleading. However, his last effort was the first time he tried to run late against open bred and he is likely returning to his top form. Three more leg stretching type works since his last start and his last work before his last start signals, he was coming around before that effort. Likely to be live at solid odds.
5) Much Better (12-1) used to be a class horse when he was younger but could not beat those type horses. However, he has shown he can off an 8-month break in top condition and win in first start back. For horses coming back off a six-month or longer break, I normally try to determine how far along a horse was in circling back to his top form and this will determine how many works and/or races he needs to get ready. I personally believe only horses that has proven they were in top form when trainers stopped on them are eligible to win first start back with a few good works and even then, needs a slight drop-in class to accomplish it. This one look like he was nearing the end of his off-form cycle and has worked 6 times for his return, including 2 bullet works followed by a stamina builder and last work was a leg stretcher type but was too close to race day for anything more serious. Made need one race but has proven he will keep trying until he tires and can no longer match strides with horses running late.
2) Sir Wellington (15-1) is also coming off a six-month break and will be making his first start of the year. I also believe he was nearing the end of his off-form cycle though he had a win in the middle of his cycle, not because he was in form but because he caught an easy low-class field, and he was in form enough to race 5 furlongs and easily beat them as the odds-on favorite. He has 7 works for his return which features 5 rather slow works to begin with followed by 2 more serious works that signals he is getting closer to his best form. Trainer wins at a high percentage and does well with his trainees returning off breaks. Chance to win but I will wait at least one before risking any WP money on him.
4) Osbourne (5-2) is likely reaching the end of his top form cycle because after a win in N/W 2 lifetime allowance level, he was dropped into this class and came running on a sloppy track to finish 2nd. However, it has been over a month since that start, and he does not have a work since which indicates trainer has identified a minor ailment or he thinks the horse took too long to recover from last and needed rest more than physical activity to keep his peak form. Betting horse races is full of tough calls but can be very rewarding if you learn to make those calls and happen to be right. If right on this occasion, he should finish third or worse. Bottom of the exotics only for me.
I will pass on the 6) Straight No Chaser as he will fast but also a proven quitter who runs as fast as he can as far as he can, then stops with or without pressure. Like his sire line but even the best sires have progeny that stops without a good reason. He has run only on the fastest big track dirt in the U.S. at SA with GP and Monmouth dirt tracks the only big tracks that can have similar times on occasions. Smaller tracks like Los Alamitos, Turf Paradise, Emerald Downs, and all dirt tracks in New Mexico have similar dirt tracks that can be considered as fast as SA. Quitters, like over bet favorites, are not worth the risks ever.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 1-5, $1 Tri Box 1-2-5, $.30 Super Box 1-2-4-5, $1 Super 1 with 2-4-5 with 2-4-5 with 2-4-5. Total Risks: $29.20.
Race 8: Hot Springs Stakes --- Purse $200,000 --- 3 YOs ---- One Mile:
4) Cactus (8-1) has started twice and has 2 wins. His 1st start came in maiden claiming $30K race where he sat 7th early and then came running with a late charge and kicked clear to win going away and was claimed out of that race by his current connections. Entered back in an O/C $50K, he again raced near the back past the first quarter, then edge closer into the turn, took the lead into the stretch and was clear by 1 1/2 lengths on a sloppy track at the finish. He has no works since that start over a month ago, but I will overlook that in this case because he is still young, has done everything asked of him thus far and his bloodlines. He was purchased as a 2 YO for $300K and why original owner risked him being claimed in his first start is baffling to me, regardless of what he does the rest of his career. His sire, Twirling Candy won the G1 7F Malibu S along with 3 more G2 events among his 7 wins in 11 lifetime starts. Broodmare sire, Kitalpha, is an unraced full brother to Kingmambo, who won 3 important G1 miles in Europe and is best known in U.S. as sire of U.S. Champion Older Horse. Lemon Drop Kid. However, Cactus's dam line traces back through Raise You, dam of Raise A Native, along with quite a few more important broodmares. 4x3 to Mr Prospector, 5x5 to Fappiano, Northern Dancer, & Seattle Slew.
3) Gun Pilot (7-2) has started 4 times with 2 wins and 1 second. He broke his maiden at first asking, then won his third start by setting just off the pace was boxed in around the 2nd turn and shot to the lead when he found a seam and went clear, an indication there was not much in the race comparable to his ability. Both his losses came in races when G1 placed Verifying was in the race and was main reason he faltered in both, including a second in a $80K O/C race to that one. In the Rebel S, he never really got involved and tried to save ground near the rail was a main reason why on a sloppy track. He has 4 works since that start, an easy work followed by two good works and then another easy work 5 days before scheduled start. Simply do not believe he ran anywhere close to his best race in last and will try him back against these. 4x3 to Storm Cat, 4x4 to Quiet American, 5x5x5 to Fappiano.
1)Powerful (12-1) has started five times with 2 wins and a second. In all his placings, he was near the lead or eyeing the early pace, a tactic employed by his sire, Ky Derby winner, Nyquist. His start against Forte is a toss as no one in here has ran well against that one. However, he drew inside in his last start in the Rebel on a sloppy track, set the pace for 6 furlongs while pressured throughout before fading in the second turn. The rail is not the place to be at OP on an off track, especially when sloppy as 3-5 paths has an added advantage and often allows horses to clear early which is needed to win and is the cause of many romps when water is on top of track. The two paths inside are the first to drain and becomes heavy mud before the rest of the track and is common at a lot of tracks. For this reason and his works since, I will give him another shot and hopefully will see him rate early and let others battle for the lead, as plenty is signed on. 4x4 to Storm Cat, 5x4 to Mr Prospector.
7) Rocking Rocket (12-1) has made six starts and has only a maiden win as his only board finish. However, he has shown flashes on having some potential but has been ridden in most of his races by an inexperienced jockey that has had trouble grasping the concepts of racing. In his last, Lukas switched jockeys to a better known and more in tuned one only to watch him burn the horse out on the lead even before the real racing started. Switching jockeys again to a more eager, up and coming jockey who just scored his second G2 stakes win in the FG Oaks with limited opportunities, though he has ridden several graded stakes horses and always seems to have them at the wire trying to pull off major upsets, including nearly upsetting heavy favorite Zulu Echo in last year's FG Oaks. D Wayne Lukas will likely have the horse ready and now has a jockey listed that will take advantage of a horse's fitness and will give a ride the horse has not yet seen. Will be big odds and is high risk, but definitely worth an include in exotics simply because Lukas has won big races before when others have doubt him. 3x2 to Empire Maker, 4x3 to Lord At War with a dam line that descends from Myrtlewood, an influential broodmare whose sire was Blue Larkspur (from the Domino sire line whose line is most responsible for La Troienne influence also) and is a main taproot mare of family # 13.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 3-4, $1 Tri Box 3-4-7, $.30 Super Box 1-3-4-7, $1 Super 4 with 1-3-7 with 1-3-7 with 1-3-7. Total Risks: $29.20.
Race 9: Maiden Special Weight --- Purse $110,000 --- 3 YOs ---- 1 1/16 Mile:
10) Quality Chic (9-2) has started twice and endured trouble both times while finishing 4th in each. Before his first start, he was given a series of 3 and 4 furlongs works on Silverleaf training center dirt track and did not have a recorded workout on a certified racetrack or at 5 furlongs, a must for a horse asking to go 1 mile in his first start, especially on an AWT track he is not familiar with. As should have been expected, he broke bad and trailed after the first quarter, then put in sustained run to reach contention, then raced evenly in the stretch. Shipped to OP, he was given a blowout work 11 days later after his first race and then asked to run again 4 days later, again at one mile. He breaks better, then is put in tight at the start, sustained another middle move but ran evenly in the stretch again while altering course late after race was decided. Now, for the first time, he has been set-up to where he should run his best race. Two weeks after that last race, he worked a deceptive good 5 furlongs one week before this scheduled start. His trainer, McPeek, also trains the likely race favorite, so this one will likely go off between 6 to 8-1 and will offer good value for his chances. Top Choice.
4) Game Keeper (6-1) has started twice and ran 2 even races while finishing unplaced both times. But his trainer is Lukas and he is now serious about winning this race with this horse. Before his first race, he had five works this year at 3 and 4 furlongs with only one slow gate work and no 5 furlongs work. Then his two even races ran two weeks apart with no additional works. He now has two works to prepare for this start, a solid 5 furlongs work and then a bullet 5 furlongs work a week apart and 6 days before this scheduled start. Gaffalione leaving this mount for another is probably a mistake if it was his choice but also the only reason this one is not my top choice. Asmussen's son takes the mount and while he struggled early in this meet, he has ridden better as he gets more experience. Expect odds of at least 15-1 but will likely be much higher because of speed figures will point others away from him. You will get higher odds than normal for a solid sire like Honor Code. 3x3 to Storm Cat, 4x5 to Mr Prospector, 4x5x5 to Secretariat, 5x5 to Buckpasser.
7) War Rascal (15-1) has started once and finished 2nd in a maiden race at 5 furlongs with a solid late kick. This one was properly prepared to win his first start, including a 5 furlongs bullet work 13 days before that start. He simply came up short but probably wants more ground and gets it here. He has two more 4 furlongs bullet breezes since that start along with an easy 3 furlongs work. His sire, War Correspondent, won two G3 mile grass stakes races at GP, was stakes placed twice on the AWT including a G2 in Canada but never tried the dirt among his 5 wins in 16 starts. Broodmare sire, Victory Gallop, finished 2nd in both the 1998 Ky Derby & Preakness S before foiling Real Quiet bid for a TC by winning the Belmont S by a nose over that rival among his 9 wins in 17 lifetime starts. Victory Gallop's sire, Cryptoclearance, is also the grandsire of Candy Ride. 4x5x5 to Northern Dancer, 5x4 to Fappiano, 5x5 to Halo, 5x5x5 to Mr Prospector. Ownebreeder of this horse is trying to pull off a rags to riches story as he brought War Rascal's dam in 2010 cheap, has bred the mare 5 times to low priced stallions and sold 3 them of that made over $100K each with two of them winning minor Iowa state bred stakes. He decided to keep this one and race him instead of selling him.
7) Tahoe Run (12-1) has started 7 times with 3 seconds his only board finishes. He looks like an inconsistent sort on paper, but he has the most experience entered in this race and this about is about the time prior experience begins to pay off for early three years old as they lose their early career nervousness and start to settle down into racehorses. He also ran his best race three starts back though he did not win and is one of the angles I use to identify horses ready to run big. His two starts since shows him getting gun for the lead from the 1 post, a move that backfired on OP sloppy track, and then breaking sluggish as given too much to do. Now trainer puts one fast work in him at 5 furlongs since that last start five days before scheduled start and he is ready to roll but will need his lifetime best to pull off the win. Outcross in his first 5 generations.
My Risks: $5 Ex Box 4-10, $1 Tri Box 4-7-10, $.30 Super Box 4-6-7-10, $1 Super Key 10 with 4-6-7 with 4-6-7 with 4-6-7. Total Risks $29.20.
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