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2023.05.28 14:51 96bulls2k Does the new Premiere Elements have the new AI tools Premiere Pro has?

Does the new Premiere Elements have the new AI tools Premiere Pro has?
I'm getting jealous. Havent upgraded in 2 years (usually so every 3 yrs) but if the new version has one i might bite the bullet.
Anyone out there with the newest edition?
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2023.05.28 14:46 someRedditUser A week with the Lamy 2000 (EF): very mixed feelings

I recently got my second-ever "high-end" pen, the Lamy 2000 and have been using it non-stop to get a feel for it. My feelings are mixed, an I thought I'd do a review.

Design

After a week, I now love the design. That wasn't immediate -- it's something that takes a while to appreciate. When capped, it doesn't look special at all (I'd even say clunky). Uncapped even, it looks a little unique but nothing that makes you scream 'wow!' like some of the fancier pens I've seen here. But, there's something deeply connected and deliberate about the design... it feels unified. Like it's not a nib, piston, body, cap etc, but it really is a cohesive and deliberate single object. When you use it for a bit and then switch to almost any other pen (ballpoint or FP) you become aware of all the noticeably separate parts in almost any other design and appreciate the L2K even more.

Writing Experience - feeling the paper (but why?)

Some of this might be different based on the nib size you get (I got extra-fine).
Most of the other fountain pens I own (both low and high end) feel like they make a little puddle of ink underneath them. You feel the paper a little bit, but mostly you're gliding on the ink puddle when you're writing. Sometimes the puddle doesn't form fast enough or isn't thick enough and you get too much of the paper on the nib and people call it 'scratchy' because it's jarring and probably unintentional.
This doesn't feel 'scratchy' in the same way. But it feels a lot more friction-full, like you're deliberately dragging more of the nib on the paper than you ought to. So you feel the paper. You're gliding a bit, but barely compared to even something like the Lamy Safari. It seems to be a very deliberate feeling (alluded to in this great review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jYS0o3RAFw)
I don't like it though. I enjoy gliding around on a puddle. It's fun and effortless. This is more effortful. Also my basic understanding of friction tells me that the more of a puddle is under the nib, the less of the nib is touching the paper and wearing down. I'm definitely in very close contact with the paper here, all the time. It feels like this nib might not last a lifetime because of this, but maybe I'm drastically overestimating the effects. Lots of people say this is their everyday pen and it works fine. Maybe I'll do a follow-up in 60 years and see how it held up :)
Note also that there's a review from Goulet pens where he says how much of another level it is writing with the broad nib on this pen. I suspect that's because the broad nib would create enough of a puddle that you get that standard "glide" the way a Safari or almost any other pen does. Definitely not there on the Extra-Fine though.

Pressure and control, tiring

Because this pen has so little of a 'puddle', it means there's a smaller range of positions and angles you can hold the pen where it'll actually produce a mark on the page (the so-called 'sweet-spot' some people talk about). You can extend this range quite a bit just by pushing down, so if you're person who pushes on your pens a little bit, this isn't an issue. However, I like to barely touch the page, so this is an issue for me.
I also like to hold the pen very loosely. "Hold" isn't even the right word. I like to flail with a pen barely connected to my hand. If you refuse to push down, then the only other way to hit the 'sweet spot' is to have some moderate level of control in your grip so the pen is roughly hitting the page in the same spot every time. This also presents an issue for me.
Now, I'm not just a pure anarchist (for the purposes of this sub anyways). My non-contact flailing exists to let me write without tiring. Modifying either of these parameters (pressure or control) means using more finger muscles (the ones you use with a ballpoint pen that tire your hands out and get them to cramp after about 1-2 pages of writing). It's nowhere near as bad as ballpoint writing, but it's still there, and I can feel hints of it in my hand more with this than with my other (mostly cheaper) pens.

When used as intended - beautiful results

Rather than giving up entirely, I decided I'd trust German engineering a bit and lean into it. What happens if I use it 'as intended'? I'd played around with it enough to get an understanding of what 'as intended' might feel like (speed, pressure, control etc).
The results were amazing! It's the best my handwriting has looked with the least amount of effort. I mentioned effort and exertion above and this might sound like a contradiction but it isn't.
Basically, when I do my flailing, it's fast and fun but barely legible. Some people spend years practicing so the right swift swooshing motions produce beautiful, calligraphic text. I don't have that under my belt so the swooshing produces uncontrolled scribbles. However, as mentioned before, I can produce those scribbles indefinitely.
On the other side of this, exerting maximal control with all my hand, I can produce really nice letters (with whatever kind of pen I have) at the cost of tiring my hand out really fast.
What if a pen were made with a trade-off here? Where it required a non-calligrapher to exert a bit of the control they need to produce good lettering (the kind they're used to in everyday life) but still had enough of the energy-saving glide of a fountain pen?
I think this pen hits that balance beautifully, and I think that's why so many people like it so much and use it as their 'workhorse'.

Weight

A quick note, even when using it as 'intended' I felt like it was a little too light. Like it would be even less effort if the pen was a bit more top-heavy and dragging itself on the paper via gravity. I saw that there's a more expensive all-metal version of this pen, so I think that actually addresses this concern.

'Line too thick' critique

I've seen a lot of reviews that talk about how the line width is 'wrong' with the pen and EF is much thicker than what you'd expect. This is actually why I bought EF when I really wanted an F size. This was the wrong move. It definitely created a line that was thin.
I will note that I saw more variance from paper to paper than I've seen with my other pens. When I used Leuchturm 1917 paper, the line was actually pretty thick. On Kokuyo paper, it was very thin. On generic 70g notebook paper, it was also pretty thin. A majority of my tests had it come out thin, so I'm saying it's thin.
Also, note that even when it came out thicker, it didn't significantly take away from the 'draggy' feeling I got. It also wasn't like 'M' thick or anything, just maybe closer to F.

Final thoughts

Like I said, it's mixed for me. I don't want to drag the nib on the paper (really feels like it's bad in the long-run!), and I enjoy the careless wooshing of an ink puddle. So, this pen isn't a delight for me to use in the same way some of these more 'runny' pens are.
But, if I'm going to write something someone else has to read and make it look as nice as my personal skillset allows, and I want to do it for a sustained amount of time? This would be my go-to. If you made it here, thanks for reading!
Notes: I used several papers of different weight and Pelikan and Lamy inks. These all created their own experiences, but results above were generalized based on all of the above.
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2023.05.28 14:43 New_Ambition_7320 Download F1tv Pro race to stream offline.

I can’t seem to see if or where F1TV Pro let’s you down load a race or content to watch offline. Does it not allow this like all the other streaming platforms (Netflix/Prime etc). I have checked the FAQ’s but honestly, F1TV pro is not the most transparent and easy to maneuver around app out there. Does it allow for this? And if so..how?
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2023.05.28 14:35 spauldhaliwal Introducing Dispatch, A Plex-integrated launcher for Android TV. Beta testing will start soon.

Hello! I'm happy to officially announce Dispatch, a new experience for your TV. To start, here are some screenshots, a demo video, as well as a website to sign up for the beta. Later down, you'll find some more info about the app and my plans for it. Feel free to ask any other questions in the comments!
Screenshots
Demo video note: screen recording introduces a certain amount of stutter that is not present in the actual app
Sign up for the beta!
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What is it? Dispatch is a new launcher for Android TV devices (with more devices coming) that will integrate directly with your existing media services, such as Plex. Dispatch aims to provide a unique, immersive, and media focused experience on the largest screens in your home. Also note: the app will function completely fine as a standalone app. Using it as a launcher is optional.
Will there be ads? Dispatch will launch with a 7 or 14 day trial or something like that. After which, users will have the option to pay for either a monthly or a lifetime subscription. Users who have an active subscription will never ever ever see an ad in this app. I don't even have any concrete plans for a completely free version, however, if a free version does land in the future, I imagine it will be ad-supported (though I'm open to suggestions. In fact, I have some novel ideas I might try out first before going down that route)
How much will it cost? I haven't decided yet. Feel free to dm me or leave a comment indicating what price you think would be appropriate.
What platforms will it support? To start, Dispatch will be available on Android TV devices only. In the future, I plan to release versions for Fire TV, tvOS, Samsung Tizen, Windows, Linux, and macOS. The project was architected from the start to be on as many platforms as possible. That being said, I will be focusing on the Android TV experience for now.
What services will it support? Plex first, with Jellyfin, Emby and other cool stuff planned for the future.
Can it play media directly? Not for now. The first versions of Dispatch will simply launch the appropriate app at the appropriate location within said app. Adding my own media player is a top priority, however, it will take some time to get it right.
When can I try it? I'm hoping a first beta release can be ready in the next 3–5 weeks. If you want to help test the app out and provide feedback, sign up here!
Stay tuned! I'm very excited about this project, and I hope some of you will be too!
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2023.05.28 14:33 spauldhaliwal Introducing Dispatch, A Plex-integrated launcher for Android TV. Beta testing will start soon.

Hello! I'm happy to officially announce Dispatch, a new experience for your TV that prioritizes your media. To start, here are some screenshots, a demo video, as well as a website to sign up for the beta. Later down, you'll find some more info about the app and my plans for it. Feel free to ask any other questions in the comments!
Screenshots
Demo video note: screen recording introduces a certain amount of stutter that is not present in the actual app
Sign up for the beta!
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What is it? Dispatch is a new launcher for Android TV devices that will integrate directly with your existing media services, such as Plex. Dispatch aims to provide a unique, immersive, and media focused experience on the largest screens in your home.
Will there be ads? Dispatch will launch with a 7 or 14 day trial or something like that. After which, users will have the option to pay for either a monthly or a lifetime subscription. Users who have an active subscription will never ever ever see an ad in this app. I don't even have any concrete plans for a completely free version of the app, however, if a free version does land in the future, I imagine it will be ad-supported (though I'm open to suggestions. In fact, I have some novel ideas I might try out first before going down that route)
How much will it cost? I haven't decided yet. Feel free to dm me or leave a comment indicating what price you think would be appropriate.
What platforms will it support? To start, Dispatch will be available on Android TV devices only. In the future, I plan to release versions for Fire TV, tvOS, Samsung Tizen, Windows, Linux, and macOS. In fact, this project was architected from the start to be on as many platforms as possible. Still, I will be focusing on the Android TV experience for now.
What services will it support? Plex first, with Jellyfin, Emby and other cool stuff planned for the future.
Can it play media directly? Not for now. The first versions of Dispatch will simply launch the appropriate app at the appropriate location within said app. Adding my own media player is a top priority, however, it will take some time to get it right.
When can I try it? I'm hoping a first beta release can be ready in the next 3–5 weeks. If you want to help test the app out and provide feedback, sign up here!
What's your favourite band? Oh boy. Radiohead, Talk Talk, Swans, Deafheaven, Elliott Smith, Roxy Music. Anyways, I do have some cool music-related plans for this app as well :)
Stay tuned! I'm very excited about this project, and I hope some of you will be too! You can also join me over at dispatchlauncher.
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2023.05.28 14:31 AnderLouis_ Hail and Farewell (George Moore) - Book 3: Vale, Chapter 11.2

PODCAST: https://ayearofwarandpeace.podbean.com/e/ep1572-hail-and-farewell-george-moore-vale-chapter-112/
PROMPTS: George does not care about you, whatsoever.
Today's Reading, via Project Gutenberg:
Borde could not enlighten him on that point, and I suggested that he should make application to the publisher of his Prayer-Book and get his money back. There is nobody. I said, like him. He is more wonderful than anything in literature. I prefer him to Sancho who was untroubled with a conscience and never thought of running to the Bishop of Toledo. All the same he is not without the shrewdness of his ancestors, and got the better of Archbishop Walsh, and for the last five years Vincent O'Brien has been beating time, and will beat it till the end of his life; and he will be succeeded by others, for Edward has, by deed, saved the Italian contrapuntalists till time everlasting from competition with modern composers. He certainly has gotten the better of Walsh. And I thought of a picture-gallery in Dublin with nothing in it but Botticelli and his school, and myself declaring that all painting that had been done since had no interest for me.... A smile began to spread over my face, for the story that was coming into my mind seemed oh! so humorous, so like Ireland, so like Edward, that I began to tell myself again the delightful story of the unrefined ears that, weary of erudite music, had left the cathedral and sought instinctively modern tunes and women's voices, and as these were to be found in Westland Row the church was soon overflowing with a happy congregation. But in a little while the collections grew scantier. This time it couldn't be Palestrina, and all kinds of reasons were adduced. At last the truth could no longer be denied—the professional Catholics of Merrion Square had been driven out of Westland Row by the searching smells of dirty clothes, and had gone away to the University Church in Stephen's Green. So if it weren't Palestrina directly it was Palestrina indirectly, and the brows of the priests began to knit when Edward Martyn's name was mentioned. Them fal-de-dals is well enough on the Continent, in Paris, where there is no faith, was the opinion of an important ecclesiastic. But we don't want them here, murmured a second ecclesiastic. All this counterpoint may make a very pretty background for Mr Martyn's prayers, but what about the poor people's? Good composer or bad composer, there is no congregation in him, said a third. There's too much congregation, put in the first, but not the kind we want! The second ecclesiastic took snuff, and the group were of opinion that steps should be taken to persuade dear Edward to make good their losses. The priests in Marlborough Street sympathised with the priests of Westland Row, and told them that they were so heavily out of pocket that Mr Martyn had agreed to do something for them. It seemed to the Westland Row priests that if Mr Martyn were making good the losses of the priests of the pro-Cathedral, he should make good their losses. It was natural that they should think so, and to acquit himself of all responsibility Edward no doubt consulted the best theologians on the subject, and I think that they assured him that he is not responsible for indirect losses. If he were, his whole fortune would not suffice. He was, of course, very sorry if a sudden influx of poor people had caused a falling-off in the collections of Westland Row, for he knew that the priests needed the money very much to pay for the new decorations, and to help them he wrote an article in the Independent praising the new blue ceiling, which seemed, so he wrote, a worthy canopy for the soaring strains of Palestrina.
Unfortunately rubbing salt into the wound, I said. A story that will amuse Dujardin and it will be great fun telling him in the shady garden at Fontainebleau how Edward, anxious to do something for his church, had succeeded in emptying two. All the way down the alleys he will wonder how Edward could have ever looked upon Palestrina's masses as religious music. The only music he will say, in which religious emotion transpires is plain-chant. Huysmans says that the Tantum Ergo or the Dies Irae, one or the other, reminds him of a soul being dragged out of purgatory, and it is possible that it does; but a plain-chant tune arranged in eight-part counterpoint cannot remind one of anything very terrible. Dujardin knows that Palestrina was a priest, and he will say: That fact deceived your friend, just as the fact of finding the Adeste Fideles among the plain-chant tunes deceived him. For of course I shall tell Dujardin that story too. It is too good to be missed. He is wonderful, Dujardin! I shall cry out in one of the sinuous alleys. There never was anybody like him! And I will tell him more soul-revealing anecdotes. I will say: Dujardin, listen. One evening he contended that the great duet at the end of Siegfried reminded him of mass by Palestrina. Dujardin will laugh, and, excited by his laughter, I will try to explain to him that what Edward sees is that Palestrina took a plain chant tune and gave fragments of it to the different voices, and in his mind these become confused with the motives of The Ring. You see, Dujardin, the essential always escapes him—the intention of the writer is hidden from him. I am beginning to understand your friend. He has, let us suppose, a musical ear that allows him to take pleasure in the music; but a musical ear will not help him to follow Wagner's idea—how, in a transport of sexual emotion, a young man and a young woman on a mountain-side awaken to the beauty of the life of the world. Dujardin's appreciations will provoke me, and I will say: Dujardin, you shouldn't be so appreciative. If I were telling you of a play I had written, it would be delightful to watch my idea dawning upon your consciousness; but I am telling you of a real man, and one that I shall never to able to get into literature. He will answer: We invent nothing; we can but perceive. And then, exhilarated, carried beyond myself, I will say: Dujardin, I will tell you something still more wonderful than the last gaffe. II gaffe dans les Quat'z Arts. He admires Ibsen, but you'd never guess the reason why—because he is very like Racine; both of them, he says, are classical writers. And do you know how he arrived at that point? Because nobody is killed on the stage in Racine or in Ibsen. He does not see that the intention of Racine is to represent men and women out of time and out of space, unconditioned by environment, and that the very first principle of Ibsen's art is the relation of his characters to their environment. In many passages he merely dramatises Darwin. There never was anybody so interesting as dear Edward, and there never will be anybody like him in literature ... I will explain why presently, but I must first tell you another anecdote. I went to see him one night, and he told me that the theme of the play he was writing was a man who had married a woman because he had lost faith in himself; the man did not know, however, that the woman had married him for the same reason, and the two of them were thinking—I have forgotten what they were thinking, but I remember Edward saying: I should like to suggest hopelessness. I urged many phrases, but he said: It isn't a phrase I want, but an actual thing. I was thinking of a broken anchor—that surely is a symbol of hopelessness. Yes, I said, no doubt, but how are you going to get a broken anchor into a drawing-room? I don't write about drawing-rooms. Well, living-rooms. It isn't likely that they would buy a broken anchor and put it up by the coal-scuttle.
There's that against it, he answered. If you could suggest anything better—What do you think of a library in which there is nothing but unacted plays? The characters could say, when there was nothing for them to do on the stage, that they were going to the library to read, and the library would have the advantage of reminding everybody of the garret in the Wild Duck. A very cruel answer, my friend, Dujardin will say, and I will tell him that I can't help seeing in Edward something beyond Shakespeare or Balzac. Now, tell me, which of these anecdotes I have told you is the most humorous? He will not answer my question, but a certain thoughtfulness will begin to settle in his face, and he will say: Everything with him is accidental, and when his memory fails him he falls into another mistake, and he amuses you because it is impossible for you to anticipate his next mistake. You know there is going to be one; there must be one, for he sees things separately rather than relatively. I am beginning to understand your friend.
You are, you are; you are doing splendidly. But you haven't told me, Dujardin, which anecdote you prefer. Stay, there is another one. Perhaps this one will help you to a still better understanding. When he brought The Heather Field and Yeats's play The Countess Cathleen to Dublin for performance, a great trouble of conscience awakened suddenly in him, and a few days before the performance he went to a theologian to ask him if The Countess Cathleen were a heretical work, and, if it were would Almighty God hold him responsible for the performance? But he couldn't withdraw Yeats's play without withdrawing his own, and it appears that he breathed a sigh of relief when a common friend referred the whole matter to two other theologians, and as these gave their consent Edward allowed the plays to go on; but Cardinal Logue intervened, and wrote a letter to the papers to say that the play seemed to him unfit for Catholic ears, and Edward would have withdrawn the plays if the Cardinal hadn't admitted in his letter that he had judged the play by certain extracts only.
He wishes to act rightly, but has little faith in himself; and what makes him so amusing is that he needs advice in aesthetics as well as in morals. We are, I said, Dujardin, at the roots of conscience. And I began to ponder the question what would happen to Edward if we lived in a world in which aesthetics ruled: I should be where Bishop Healy is, and he would be a thin, small voice crying in the wilderness—an amusing subject of meditation, from which I awoke suddenly.
I wonder how Dujardin is getting on with his Biblical studies? Last year he was calling into question the authorship of the Romans—a most eccentric view; and, remembering how weakly I had answered him, I took the Bible from the table and began to read the Epistle with a view to furnishing myself with arguments wherewith to confute him. My Bible opened at the ninth chapter, and I said: Why, here is the authority for the Countess Cathleen's sacrifice which Edward's theologian deemed untheological. It will be great fun to poke Edward up with St Paul, and on my way to Lincoln Place I thought how I might lead the conversation to The Countess Cathleen.
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A few minutes afterwards a light appeared on the staircase and the door slowly opened.
Come in, Siegfried, though you were off the key.
Well, my dear friend, it is a difficult matter to whistle above two trams passing simultaneously and six people jabbering round a public-house, to say nothing of a jarvey or two, and you perhaps dozing in your armchair, as your habit often is. You won't open to anything else except a motive from The Ring; and I stumbled up the stairs in front of Edward, who followed with a candle.
Wait a moment; let me go first and I'll turn up the gas.
You aren't sitting in the dark, are you?
No, but I read better by candle-light, and he blew out the candles in the tin candelabrum that he had made for himself. He is original even in his candelabrum; no one before him had ever thought of a caridelabrum in tin, and I fell to admiring his appearance more carefully than perhaps I had ever done before, so monumental did he seem lying on the little sofa sheltered from daughts by a screen, a shawl about his shoulders. His churchwarden was drawing famously, and I noticed his great square hands with strong fingers and square nails pared closely away, and as heretofore I admired the curve of the great belly, the thickness of the thighs, the length and breadth and the width of his foot hanging over the edge of the sofa, the apoplectic neck falling into great rolls of flesh, the humid eyes, the skull covered with short stubbly hair. I looked round the rooms and they seemed part of himself: the old green wallpaper on which he pins reproductions of the Italian masters. And I longed to peep once more into the bare bedroom into which he goes to fetch bottles of Apollinaris. Always original! Is there another man in this world whose income is two thousand a year, and who sleeps in a bare bedroom, without dressing-room, or bathroom, or servant in the house to brush his clothes, and who has to go to the baker's for his breakfast?
We had been talking for some time of the Gaelic League, and from Hyde it was easy to pass to Yeats and his plays.
His best play is The Countess Cathleen.
The Countess Cathleen is only a sketch.
But what I never could understand, Edward, was why you and the Cardinal could have had any doubts as to the orthodoxy of The Countess Cathleen.
What, a woman that sells her own soul in order to save the souls of others!
I suppose your theologian objected—
Of course he objected.
He cannot have read St Paul.
What do you mean?
He can't have read St Paul, or else he is prepared to throw over St Paul.
Mon ami Moore, mon ami Moore.
The supernatural idealism of a man who would sell his soul to save the souls of others fills me with awe.
But it wasn't a man; it was the Countess Cathleen, and women are never idealists.
Not the saints?
His face grew solemn at once.
If you give me the Epistles I will read the passage to you. And it was great fun to go to the bookshelves and read: I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, that I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
Edward's face grew more and more solemn, and I wondered of what he was thinking.
Paul is a very difficult and a very obscure writer, and I think the Church is quite right not to encourage the reading of the Epistles, especially without comments.
Then you do think there is something in the passage I have read?
After looking down his dignified nose for a long time, he said:
Of course, the Church has an explanation. All the same, it's very odd that St Paul should have said such a thing—very odd.
There is no doubt that I owe a great deal of my happiness to Edward; all my life long he has been exquisite entertainment. And I fell to thinking that Nature was very cruel to have led me, like Moses, within sight of the Promised Land. A story would be necessary to bring Edward into literature, and it would be impossible to devise an action of which he should be a part. The sex of a woman is odious to him, and a man with two thousand a year does not rob nor steal, and he is so uninterested in his fellow-men that he has never an ill word to say about anybody. John Eglinton is a little thing; AE is a soul that few will understand; but Edward is universal—more universal than Yeats, than myself, than any of us, but for lack of a story I shall not be able to give him the immortality in literature which he seeks in sacraments. Shakespeare always took his stories from some other people. Turgenev's portrait of him would be thin, poor, and evasive, and Balzac would give us the portrait of a mere fool. And Edward is not a fool. As I understand him he is a temperament without a rudder; all he has to rely upon is his memory, which isn't a very good one, and so he tumbles from one mistake into another. My God! it is a terrible thing to happen to one, to understand a man better than he understands himself, and to be powerless to help him. If I had been able to undo his faith I should have raised him to the level of Sir Horace Plunkett, but he resisted me; and perhaps he did well, for he came into the world seeing things separately rather than relatively, and had to be a Catholic. He is a born Catholic, and I remembered one of his confessions—a partial confession, but a confession: If you had been brought up as strictly as I have been—I don't think he ever finished the sentence; he often leaves sentences unfinished, as if he fears to think things out. The end of the sentence should run: You would not dare to think independently. He thinks that his severe bringing-up has robbed him of something. But the prisoner ends by liking his prison-house, and on another occasion he said: If it hadn't been for the Church, I don't know what would have happened to me.
My thoughts stopped, and when I awoke I was thinking of Hughes. Perhaps the link between Hughes and Edward was Loughrea Cathedral. He had shown me a photograph of some saints modelled by Hughes. Hughes is away in Paris, I said, modelling saints for Loughrea Cathedral. The last time I saw him was at Walter Osborne's funeral, and Walter's death set me thinking of the woman I had lost, and little by little all she had told me about herself floated up in my mind like something that I had read. I had never seen her father nor the Putney villa in which she had been brought up, but she had made me familiar with both through her pleasant mode of conversation, which was never to describe anything, but just to talk about things, dropping phrases here and there, and the phrases she dropped were so well chosen that the comfort of the villa, its pompous meals and numerous servants, its gardens and greenhouses, with stables and coach-house just behind, are as well known to me as the house that I am living in, better known in a way, for I see it through the eyes of the imagination ... clearer eyes than the physical eyes.
It does not seem to me that any one was ever more conscious of whence she had come and of what she had been; she seemed to be able to see herself as a child again, and to describe her childhood with her brother (they were nearly the same age) in the villa and in the villa's garden. I seemed to see them always as two rather staid children who were being constantly dressed by diligent nurses and taken out for long drives in the family carriage. They did not like these drives and used to hide in the garden; but their governess was sent to fetch them, and they were brought back. Her father did not like to have the horses kept waiting, and one day as Stella stood with him in the passage, she saw her mother come out of her bedroom beautifully dressed. Her father whispered something in his wife's ear, and he followed her into her bedroom. Stella remembered how the door closed behind them. In my telling, the incident seems to lose some of its point, but in Stella's relation it seemed to put her father and his wife before me and so clearly that I could not help asking her what answer her father would make were she to tell him that she had a lover. A smile hovered in her grave face. He would look embarrassed, she said, and wonder why I should have told him such a thing, and then I think he would go to the greenhouse, and when he returned he would talk to me about something quite different. I don't think that Stella ever told me about the people that came to their house, but people must have come to it, and as an example of how a few words can convey an environment I will quote her: I always wanted to talk about Rossetti, she said, and these seven words seem to me to tell better than any description the life of a girl living with a formal father in a Putney villa, longing for something, not knowing exactly what, and anxious to get away from home.... I think she told me she was eighteen or nineteen and had started painting before she met Florence at the house of one of her father's friends; a somewhat sore point this meeting was, for Florence was looked upon by Stella's father as something of a Bohemian. She was a painter, and knew all the Art classes and the fees that had to be paid, and led Stella into the world of studios and models and girl friends. She knew how to find studios and could plan out a journey abroad. Stella's imagination was captured, and even if her father had tried to offer opposition to her leaving home he could not have prevented her, for she was an heiress (her mother was dead and had left her a considerable income); but he did not try, and the two girls set up house together in Chelsea; they travelled in Italy and Spain; they had a cottage in the country; they painted pictures and exhibited their pictures in the same exhibitions; they gave dances in their studios and were attracted by this young man and the other; but Stella did not give herself to any one, because, as she admitted to me, she was afraid that a lover would interrupt the devotion which she intended to give to Art. But life is forever casting itself into new shapes and forms, and no sooner had she begun to express herself in Art than she met me. I was about to go to Ireland to preach a new gospel, and must have seemed a very impulsive and fantastic person to her, but were not impulsiveness and fantasy just the qualities that would appeal to her? And were not gravity and good sense the qualities that would appeal to me, determined as I was then to indulge myself in a little madness?
I could not have chosen a saner companion than Stella; my instinct had led me to her; but because one man's instinct is a little more clear than another's, it does not follow that he has called reason to his aid. It must be remembered always that the art of painting is as inveterate in me as the art of writing, and that I am never altogether myself when far away from the smell of oil paint. Stella could talk to one about painting, and all through that wonderful summer described in Salve our talk flowed on as delightfully as a breeze in Maytime, and as irresponsible, flashing thoughts going by and avowals perfumed with memories. Only in her garden did conversation fail us, for in her garden Stella could think only of her flowers, and it seemed an indiscretion to follow her as she went through the twilight gathering dead blooms or freeing plants from noxious insects. But she would have had me follow her, and I think was always a little grieved that I wasn't as interested in her garden as I was in her painting; and my absent-mindedness when I followed her often vexed her and my mistakes distressed her.
You are interested, she said, only in what I say about flowers and not in the flowers themselves. You like to hear me tell about Miss —— whose business in life is to grow carnations, because you already see her, dimly, perhaps, but still you see her in a story. Forget her and look at this Miss Shifner!
Yes, it is beautiful, but we can only admire the flowers that we notice when we are children, I answered. Dahlias, china roses, red and yellow tulips, tawny wallflowers, purple pansies, are never long out of my thoughts, and all the wonderful varieties of the iris, the beautiful blue satin and the cream, some shining like porcelain, even the common iris that grows about the moat.
But there were carnations in your mother's garden?
Yes, and I remember seeing them being tied with bass. But what did you say yesterday about carnations? That they were the—
She laughed and would not tell me, and when the twilight stooped over the high trees and the bats flitted and the garden was silent except when a fish leaped, I begged her to come away to the wild growths that I loved better than the flowers.
But the mallow and willow-weed are the only two that you recognise. How many times have I told you the difference between self-heal and tufted vetch?
I like cow parsley and wild hyacinths and—
You have forgotten the name. As well speak of a woman that you loved but whose name you had forgotten.
Well, if I have, I love trees better than you do, Stella. You pass under a fir unstirred by the mystery of its branches, and I wonder at you, for I am a tree worshipper, even as my ancestors, and am moved as they were by the dizzy height of a great silver fir. You like to paint trees, and I should like to paint flowers if I could paint; there we are set forth, you and I.
I have told in Salve that in Rathfarnham she found many motives for painting; the shape of the land and the spire above the straggling village appealed to me, but she was not altogether herself in these pictures. She would have liked the village away, for man and his dwellings did not form part of her conception of a landscape; large trees and a flight of clouds above the trees were her selection, and the almost unconscious life of kine wandering or sheep seeking the shelter of a tree.
Stella was a good walker, and we followed the long road leading from Rathfarnham up the hills, stopping to admire the long plain which we could see through the comely trees shooting out of the shelving hillside.
If I have beguiled you into a country where there are no artists and few men of letters, you can't say that I have not shown you comely trees. And now if you can walk two miles farther up this steep road I will show you a lovely prospect.
And I enjoyed her grave admiration of the old Queen Anne dwelling-house, its rough masonry, the yew hedges, the path along the hillside leading to the Druid altar and the coast-line sweeping in beautiful curves, but she did not like to hear me say that the drawing of the shore reminded her of Corot.
It is a sad affectation, she said, to speak of Nature reminding one of pictures.
Well, the outlines of Howth are beautiful, I answered, and the haze is incomparable. I should like to have spoken about a piece of sculpture, but for your sake, Stella, I refrain.
She was interested in things rather than ideas, and I remember her saying to me that things interest us only because we know that they are always slipping from us. A strange thing for a woman to say to her lover. She noticed all the changes of the seasons and loved them, and taught me to love them. She brought a lamb back from Rathfarnham, a poor forlorn thing that had run bleating so pitifully across the windy field that she had asked the shepherd where the ewe was, and he had answered that she had been killed overnight by a golf-ball. The lamb will be dead before morning, he added. And it was that March that the donkey produced a foal, a poor ragged thing that did not look as if it ever could be larger than a goat, but the donkey loved her foal.
Do you know the names of those two birds flying up and down the river?
They look to me like two large wrens with white waistcoats.
They are water-ouzels, she said.
The birds flew with rapid strokes of the wings, like kingfishers, alighting constantly on the river, on large mossy stones, and though we saw them plunge into the water, it was not to swim, but to run along the bottom in search of worms.
But do worms live under water?
The rooks were building, and a little while after a great scuffling was heard in one of the chimneys and a young jackdaw came down and soon became tamer than any bird I had ever seen, tamer than a parrot, and at the end of May the corncrake called from the meadow that summer had come again, and the kine wandered in deeper and deeper and deeper herbage. The days seemed never to end, and looking through the branches of the chestnut in which the fruit had not begun to show, we caught sight of a strange spectacle. Stella said, A lunar rainbow, and I wondered, never having heard of or seen such a thing before.
I shall never forget that rainbow, Stella, and am glad that we saw it together.
In every love story lovers reprove each other for lack of affection, and Stella had often sent me angry letters which caused me many heart-burnings and brought me out to her; in the garden there were reconciliations, we picked up the thread again, and the summer had passed before the reason of these quarrels became clear to me. One September evening Stella said she would accompany me to the gate, and we had not gone very far before I began to notice that she was quarrelling with me. She spoke of the loneliness of the Moat House, and I had answered that she had not been alone two evenings that week. She admitted my devotion. And if you admit that there has been no neglect—
She would not tell me, but there was something she was not satisfied with, and before we reached the end of the avenue she said, I don't think I can tell you. But on being pressed she said:
Well, you don't make love to me often enough.
And full of apologies I answered, Let me go back.
No, I can't have you back now, not after having spoken like that.
But she yielded to my invitation, and we returned to the house, and next morning I went back to Dublin a little dazed, a little shaken.
A few days after she went away to Italy to spend the winter and wrote me long letters, interesting me in herself, in the villagers, in the walks and the things that she saw in her walks, setting me sighing that she was away from me, or that I was not with her. And going to the window I would stand for a long time watching the hawthorns in their bleak wintry discontent, thinking how the sunlight fell into the Italian gardens, and caught the corner of the ruin she was sketching; and I let my fancy stray for a time unchecked. It would be wonderful to be in Italy with her, but—
I turned from the window suspicious, for there was a feeling at the back of my mind that with her return an anxiety would come into my life that I would willingly be without. She had told me she had refrained from a lover because she wished to keep all herself for her painting, and now she had taken to herself a lover. She was twenty years younger than I was, and at forty-six or thereabouts one begins to feel that one's time for love is over; one is consultant rather than practitioner. But it was impossible to dismiss the subject with a jest, and I found myself face to face with the question—If these twenty years were removed, would things be different? It seemed to me that the difficulty that had arisen would have been the same earlier in my life as it was now, and returning to the window I watched the hawthorns blowing under the cold grey Dublin sky.
The problem is set, I said, for the married, and every couple has to solve it in one way or another, but they have to solve it; they have to come to terms with love, especially the man, for whom it is a question of life and death. But how do they come to terms? And I thought of the different married people I knew. Which would be most likely to advise me—the man or the woman? It would be no use to seek advice; every case is different, I said. If anybody were to advise me it would be the man, for the problem is not so difficult for a woman. She can escape from love more easily than her lover or her husband; she can plead, and her many pleadings were considered, one by one, and how in married life the solution that seems to lovers so difficult is solved by marriage itself, by propinquity. But not always, not always. The question is one of extraordinary interest and importance; more marriages come to shipwreck, I am convinced, on this very question than upon any other. In the divorce cases published we read of incompatibility of temper and lack of mutual tastes, mere euphemisms that deceive nobody. The image of a shipwreck rose up in me naturally. She will return, and like a ship our love for each other will be beaten on these rocks and broken. We shall not be able to get out to sea. She will return, and when she returns her temperament will have to be adjusted to mine, else she will lose me altogether, for men have died of love, though Shakespeare says they haven't. Manet and Daudet—both died of love; and the somewhat absurd spectacle of a lover waiting for his mistress to return, and yet dreading her returning, was constantly before me.
It often seemed to me that it was my own weakness that created our embarrassment. A stronger man would have been able to find a way out, but I am not one that can shape and mould another according to my desire; and when she returned from Italy I found myself more helpless than ever, and I remember, and with shame, how, to avoid being alone with her, I would run down the entire length of a train, avoiding the empty carriages, crying Not here, not here! at last opening the door of one occupied by three or four people, who all looked as if they were bound for a long journey. I remember, too, how about this time I came with friends to see Stella, whether by accident or design, frankly I know not; I only know that I brought many friends to see her, thinking they would interest her.
If you don't care to come to see me without a chaperon, I would rather you didn't come at all, she said, humiliating me very deeply.
It seemed to me, I answered, blushing, that you would like to see ——, and I mentioned the name of the man who had accompanied me.
If I am cross sometimes it is because I don't see enough of you.
It seems to me that it was then that the resolve hardened in my heart to become her friend ... if she would allow me to become her friend. But in what words should I frame my request and my apology? All the time our life was becoming less amiable, until one evening I nipped the quarrel that was beginning, stopping suddenly at the end of the avenue.
It is better that we should understand each other. The plain truth is that I must cease to be your lover unless my life is to be sacrificed.
Cease to be my lover!
That is impossible, but a change comes into every love story.
The explanation stuttered on. I remember her saying: I don't wish you to sacrifice your life. I have forgotten the end of her sentence. She drew her hand suddenly across her eyes. I will conquer this obsession.
A man would have whined and cried and besought and worried his mistress out of her wits. Women behave better than we; only once did her feelings overcome her. She spoke to me of the deception that life is. Again we were standing by the gate at the end of the chestnut avenue, and I remembered her telling me how a few years ago life had seemed to hold out its hands to her; her painting and her youth created her enjoyment.
But now life seems to have shrivelled up, she said; only a little dust is left.
Nothing is changed, so far as you and I are concerned. We see each other just the same.
I am no more to you than any other woman.
She went away again to Italy to paint and returned to Ireland, and one day she came to see me, and remained talking for an hour. I have no memory of what we said to each other, but a very clear memory of our walk through Dublin over Carlisle Bridge and along the quays. I had accompanied her as far as the Phoenix Park gates, and at the corner of the Conyngham Road, just as I was bidding her goodbye, she said:
I want to ask your advice on a matter of importance to me.
And to me, for what is important to you is equally important to me.
I am thinking, she said, of being married.
At the news it seems to me that I was unduly elated and tried to assume the interest that a friend should.
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2023.05.28 14:31 spauldhaliwal Introducing Dispatch, A Plex-integrated launcher for Android TV. Beta testing will start soon.

Hello! I'm happy to officially announce Dispatch, a new experience for your TV. To start, here are some screenshots, a demo video, as well as a website to sign up for the beta. Later down, you'll find some more info about the app and my plans for it. Feel free to ask any other questions in the comments!
Screenshots
Demo video note: screen recording introduces a certain amount of stutter that is not present in the actual app
Sign up for the beta!
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What is it? Dispatch is a new launcher for Android TV devices (with more devices coming) that will integrate directly with your existing media services, such as Plex. Dispatch aims to provide a unique, immersive, and media focused experience on the largest screens in your home. Also note: the app will function completely fine as a standalone app. Using it as a launcher is optional.
Will there be ads? Dispatch will launch with a 7 or 14 day trial or something like that. After which, users will have the option to pay for either a monthly or a lifetime subscription. Users who have an active subscription will never ever ever see an ad in this app. I don't even have any concrete plans for a completely free version, however, if a free version does land in the future, I imagine it will be ad-supported (though I'm open to suggestions. In fact, I have some novel ideas I might try out first before going down that route)
How much will it cost? I haven't decided yet. Feel free to dm me or leave a comment indicating what price you think would be appropriate.
What platforms will it support? To start, Dispatch will be available on Android TV devices only. In the future, I plan to release versions for Fire TV, tvOS, Samsung Tizen, Windows, Linux, and macOS. The project was architected from the start to be on as many platforms as possible. That being said, I will be focusing on the Android TV experience for now.
What services will it support? Plex first, with Jellyfin, Emby and other cool stuff planned for the future.
Can it play media directly? Not for now. The first versions of Dispatch will simply launch the appropriate app at the appropriate location within said app. Adding my own media player is a top priority, however, it will take some time to get it right.
When can I try it? I'm hoping a first beta release can be ready in the next 3–5 weeks. If you want to help test the app out and provide feedback, sign up here!
Stay tuned! I'm very excited about this project, and I hope some of you will be too! You can also join me over at dispatchlauncher.
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2023.05.28 14:27 AstronautPuzzled6733 What is the Best Live TV Streaming Service?

People are increasingly ditching cable for live TV streaming services that provide similar experiences without breaking their budgets. Some services even offer live shows at reduced rates!
DirectV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) is an ideal option for sports fans, though its subscription costs can be expensive. Like its satellite television counterpart, DIRECTV STREAM looks and operates similarly, while offering more Regional Sports Networks than other services.
Sling TV
Sling TV is a live streaming service offering multiple channels and add-ons, such as sports and news networks. Users can customize their subscriptions and save money through these add-ons; making Sling TV one of the more cost-effective cord-cutting options. In addition to popular channels, it also provides local content through an HD antenna in most markets and its user interface is intuitive for easy navigation.
Sling offers three plans - Orange (ESPN and Fox Sports), Blue (MSNBC and TLC), and Sports Extra bundle for NFL/NHL fans; Cloud DVR is included for recording 50 hours of shows, while an upgrade to DVR Plus adds another 5GB storage.
Sling TV is an ideal solution for anyone who's looking to cut the cord without losing their favorite shows, thanks to its affordable prices and compatibility with multiple devices. Though its streaming quality might not match other services, Sling still offers access to many channels at a low price point and makes an attractive alternative option when trying to reduce cable bills without giving up access to favorite programs.
YouTube TV
YouTube TV is the new go-to solution for those seeking to cut the cord and cancel their cable subscriptions. Since 2017, this streaming service has offered 85+ channels that cover major networks, niche channels and local broadcasters; plus most sports channels found in cable packages.
YouTube TV stands apart from similar services by not requiring contracts and offering an unrestricted cloud DVR that lets you record up to nine months worth of shows and movies - an advantage over many competitors that limit how much space can be utilized on their DVRs.
Service also beats the competition with an extensive array of news channels such as CNBC, CNN, HLN and MSNBC; plus family-oriented channels like Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Nick Jr.
YouTube TV provides an impressive lineup of local channels in each region, providing at least four for most people. While not offering all the RSNs available with DIRECTV STREAM or fuboTV (FOX regional sports channels and sometimes YES/NESN in some locations). YouTube TV has recently also added ESPN Multiview functionality which lets viewers watch up to four live games at one time on one screen.
Fubo TV
FuboTV is an ideal solution for those seeking to cut cable. Offering an expansive library of channels and working smoothly across most devices, FuboTV does an exceptional job covering popular networks - although you might miss a few individually desired channels from time to time.
FuboTV provides several plans, with its base Pro plan starting at $75 a month and including access to over 145 channels such as local ABC, CBS and Fox stations in supported markets as well as popular cable networks like FX, HGTV Food Network Comedy Central. Plus it includes up to 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage space as well as streaming on up to 10 screens at home or two outside your network - this plan offers true convenience!
This service's major advantage lies in its sports offerings. Fox Sports and ESPN support this option as well as multiple regional sports networks; however, basketball or baseball fans might find better options elsewhere.
FuboTV does have some drawbacks, however. First and foremost is its limited 4K support; though not a deal-breaker, this could become an issue if using this service with high-definition TVs. Furthermore, FuboTV doesn't support 5.1 surround sound streaming or recording which could prove an issue considering its focus on sports programming.
Philo
Philo may be new to live streaming, but its backing includes some of the biggest names in entertainment. Offering an easy, low-cost package with 61 channels for $20 a month; local channels and sports can be added with add-ons at additional costs; Philo also boasts an on-demand library filled with the most recent shows from each network included in its bundle.
Philo offers a cloud DVR with unlimited storage, providing users with the option to record multiple shows simultaneously and delete recordings before 30 days have passed. However, unlike its rivals in live-streaming services such as Hulu or Netflix, its DVR doesn't allow subscribers to delete recordings before this deadline has passed - though an option will eventually allow subscribers to save their favorite programs up to an entire year before deletion takes place.
Philo offers a free trial if you're curious to experience its service, supporting various devices and platforms such as Roku, Apple TV and desktop browsers on Mac or Windows as well as having a mobile app so that viewers can watch anywhere at any time. Although its streaming quality isn't quite as impressive as competitors' offerings, Philo makes for an affordable yet simple option - perfect for cord-cutters looking to cut their cable subscription bill!
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2023.05.28 14:27 NARVIKexe Blatant aimlockers bypassing AC with a plain clear as day aimlock and a bit of FACEIT RANT.

4-man stack of albanians playing with 2 blatant aimlockers also confirmed before demo-review by the Solo player from their team later on.
Cheaters: Armir01 and -blendy-
Easiest to spot aimlock scenes are for -blendy- ,i'll post the round and ticks from the demo below:
You might wanna slow them down to 1/4 or at least 1/2 to understand what I'm talking about
Relevant demo ticks and rounds:
Match room: https://www.faceit.com/en/csgo/room/1-fa12e8b1-a22a-40bf-ae57-0564623aecc8/scoreboard
How can such a shitty aimlock/aimbot bypass your much intrusive anticheat?
Why am I constantly being matched up with lowlife 50-200 match accounts when we have close to 10k matches in total and an FBI score of over 980?
Also I wasn't able to report any of them via the matchroom due to red error appearing saying something like "something went wrong" Neither me or all the other players from my party couldn't report any of these 2 albanian dogs.
Stop chasing the profit and invest in your f*cking anticheat cuz I'm tired of losing the games and my mind to new account cheaters and smurfs that ruin the fucking game.
You created the account verification bullshitery,for what? What does it help if I'm still being matched up with 100 games 2400 elo monkeys and with lvl 0 steam account buyers with low level on faceit playing their lifegame making 30 bombs whilst their average K/D is under 0.85?
I'm losing my shit over here on the extremely low quality services you offer..not to mention the insta-picks and the queue not respecting my map preferences(ancient,inferno,nuke) picked and I get to pick between anubis,vertigo and dust2 best case scenario. There are instances where there are only 2 maps to pick between and I don't even get to ban.
You can't expect the players to forcefully play a match on a map they absolutely detest but punish them with bans if they don't join. I think this is the idea behind being able to veto the maps or isn't it? If so then please choose random maps for each tournament you create and support. I can't wait to see PRO csgo being played on random maps and not being able to ban maps they don't wanna play.
I'm on the edge of quitting a game I invested a lot of time in ever since I was 16. All because of you being UNABLE to provide ONE quality trait. We as players don't ask for much but at least get more than 1 thing right as currently your queueing sucks,your website works like dogshit,your servers are honestly dogshit as I think everybody experiences that first kill game-freeze in the first pistolround..not to mention a 10 players server hosted in germany has more unstable FPS than a 23 slotted WASE ffa server. Me as probably many more aren't keen on investing 2k euros in a i9 pc with a 4080 gpu just to balance out the shitty performance from your garbage servers and yet everybody wonders why the faceit players are the most toxic human waste people..well I guess because there are just too many frustrations for which you are mostly responsible. I can't be flower-power full happy and kind after I lose 2 games against some albanians that wasted half their wage on some premium cheats.
Don't you dare delete this thread.
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2023.05.28 14:16 F_Sagan Friend is slipping into right wing conspiracy land and I don't know what to do...

So, one of my (3-m) good friends (3-m) moved abroad a few years ago with his then wife. They had a messy breakup not long after, then he immediately rebounded into a serious relationship with someone else, with whom he now has a child.
I remember him as a good natured, creative, curious and kind optimist, who cared about people and the planet. He grew up in a wealthy part of my country and has parents loved and supported him; he had a comfortable childhood and he was popular and well-liked as an enthusiastic, playful person, and he's got several siblings and they seem like decent, well adjusted people too.
I've been chronically ill for the last few years, so that's been on my radar front and center: first with an infectious disease then with some kind of fucked up reaction to the c-19 vaccine, which I've always recognised might be related to some kind of immune hangover from the previous illness-it's just impossible to know (TO BE CLEAR-I SENSE CHECKED THIS POST WITH MODS BEFORE POSTING IT BC IT DISCUSSES THIS). Adverse reactions happen to lots of medicines, for lots of reasons, and always have. Anyway, we've stayed in touch while he was away, and his life seemed to be going really well: good job, promotions, nice house, money and space for passion projects, his partner built up a successful, popular business. I met her briefly when they visited, and know she doesn't drink and was into 'wellness' but not much more than that; she seemed pretty stand offish among his friends but ok, it can be overwhelming meeting lots of people for the first time like that too.
The cracks seem to have started because of Covid and lockdowns: he told me she was dead set against the vaccine and that somehow it was not covid but people's fear and negativity that was provoking the ill-effects of the virus. Looking back that seems aligned to 'manifestation' and all that stuff, which it seems she is big into. That's fine if it just related to her, but it turned out she was also against him getting vaccinated, to the extent where she'd become angry with him. The vaccination of their kid-not just for covid, for anything-had also seemingly become a bone of contention too, and I could tell he was uncomfortable and concerned about that at the same time he seemed to be playing devil's advocate.
It pissed me off that my negative reaction to the vaccine seemed to have been used as some kind of justification for this. To be clear: I'm pro science, the reaction i had was the reaction I had, and I can't say if it was a direct, off-target response to the shot or some latent immune dysfunction I already had, but equally, I can recognise that peer reviewed studies have shown my experience isn't *so* rare and there's been questions about the integrity of the data obtained from the pre-trials as well as their effectiveness. I don't see it as being indicative of a conspiracy theory in any way: more like corporate greed and governmental panic in the face of a serious public health threat and global economic meltdown, and any discussion of wider impacts should be an evidenced based, expert led discussion. To be clear, while i've had the experience I've had and feel I've the right to talk about it, I've also never used it as a way to discourage others from getting vaccinated: if I was anti-vax I wouldn't have taken two doses to begin with.
Anyway, at the point these discussions were happening I worried about him getting sick and dying with a new kid, and felt he was being manipulated not to get it, and during long conversations, I did what I could to recognise that it wasn't risk free, but stressed my reaction was atypical and that nobody else in my family or friend group had experienced it, and that it could prevent the worst case scenario: in short, he was more likely to die from Covid than have negative impacts from the vaccine. It became pretty clear at that point he was parroting talking points he didn't really understand, and fundamentally, he did not understand that the vaccine wasn't there to prevent you getting the virus, but was instead intended to prevent it killing you if and when you did get it.
Eventually, he got it, but because he would have lost his job otherwise. She didn't, and has since given up her successful business in favour of pursuing a career as some kind of personality 'analyst'/parenting coach- something I didn't know much about but from everything I've read, seems to be a load of pseudo-scientific bullshit. Since then, his outlook has become far more combatative and paranoid: first talking about people like Jordan Peterson, then about government oppression surrounding covid restrictions and vaccine mandates, and most recently it's morphed into right-wing influenced theories that are essentially climate change denial and conspiracies relating to that, as well as 'lib bashing' and anti-trans memes. I no longer recognise this person as the tolerant, kind, and compassionate one I was friends with, and I can see where it's all heading.
The thing that confuses me the most is that fundamentally he's a winner in life: he's had a good upbringing, loving friends and family, a free choice of countries to migrate to, does what he wants to professionally, and has chosen to live in one of the safest, most liberal democracies in the world with good worker's rights and free healthcare. And yet, in this liberal, healthy, comfortable environment, he's fallen into some weird bubble of conspiracy, paranoia and hostility, and not only that, but he's now punching downwards at groups of people that when I knew him in younger life, he would never have done. I woke this morning to another shitty right wing meme about Ukraine being used by America as a stick to beat Russia, and immediately asked him what the joke is and if Russian war crimes should be allowed to stand without intervention.
I literally can't summon the strength to talk to him about it or speak to him at all now because it feels like to do so would only open pandora's box and formalise the end of our friendship. I've tried forwarding him some links that debunk the climate stuff he was ranting about but he didn't respond to any of them. At the point where I've been really ill for such a long time, and with all that does to the number of friends you have, the loss is perhaps a bit harder to bear and I've just not had the energy or strength to take on that sadness and stress. I think it's pretty clear all this stuff has been emanating from his partner and her group of friends, and I'm sure it's easier to roll with it than rock the boat when you have a child with that person, but can't really highlight that without basically seeming to be shitting on their relationship.
So, what to do? I feel like if I take a principled stand and say i'm not going to remain friends with him because his views are fundamentally incompatible with mine it might just solidify his stance and leave him completely under the influence of his partner. But equally, my influence obviously hasn't been enough to stop him getting worse anyway, so drawing a line under it might make him reflect a bit about where all this stuff leads to? He's supposed to be visiting again during summer which would be the first time I'd get to see him in 4 years and meet his kid, but as things stand i don't want to meet up if it means just holding my tongue if she/they start talking shit: in short, instead of looking forward to it I'm thinking of the quality of our phone calls over the last year and it's a source of dread.
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2023.05.28 14:11 Corvus-Nepenthe Traffic noise: Sonopan vs. Green Glue vs. MLV?

We moved into a house last year that is on a somewhat busy street and traffic noise is an issue.
We learned after moving in that the walls had zero insulation so we blew in cellulose but that didn’t help much.
I’m planning to add a layer of 5/8” drywall to the rooms facing the street and I was going to use Green Glue but I’m seeing a lot of recommendations for MLV and Sonopan but also seeing mixed reviews about which is superior.
I’d even combine them, though I understand Green Glue does not adhere to MLV.
This video argues that Sonopan and Green Glue are equally effective: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SiqEvlAomvI
This website says Sonopan is better: https://soundproofguide.com/sonopan-what-where-and-does-it-work-for-soundproofing/
Do you have any insights about which of these three approaches—or combinations of them—you’d recommend?
Would really appreciate any insights!
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2023.05.28 14:09 sleeepyskies First PC build - any changes I should make?

Hey, so as the title says I'm looking to build my first PC. Since this is my first build I'm unsure if this build is right / could get a better price. I live in Germany.
My main uses for the PC will be music production / gaming / uni work, though I don't need the highest quality visuals for gaming. I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Also if there's a way to save some money on different parts I wouldn't mind :).
Thanks in advance for any advice!
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-13600KF 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor €316.88 @ Computeruniverse
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler €29.40 @ notebooksbilliger.de
Motherboard MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard €185.69 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Crucial CT2K16G48C40U5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-4800 CL40 Memory €93.53 @ Computeruniverse
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive €146.86 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive €54.95 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Asus DUAL OC V2 GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card €448.00 @ Cyberport
Case be quiet! Pure Base 600 ATX Mid Tower Case €92.71 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply Corsair RM750e (2023) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply €122.88 @ Mindfactory
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1490.90
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2023.05.28 14:08 Noah-n_Cares My long term gf (f21) moved out with only 3 days notice, and I (m20) don’t know what to do?

(Context) My gf and I would have been together for 3 years in October, and our 1 year anniversary of living together would be in august.
I met my girlfriend in college, we didn’t have any classes together but we had a mutual friend, and we hit it off almost immediately. So much so that she took me on an hour long road trip only a week after meeting me.
I asked her to be my girlfriend at the midpoint of the fall semester and we were inseparable from them on.
Fast forward a year or so and we’ve been dating a while, we decide to move in together. We figure that since she no longer wants to live with her mom, and neither of us can really afford to live in Austin Texas alone, we could move out here together.
That’s what we did.
This last year hasn’t been easy, roaches and fleas and living downtown have put a stress on things, but we always leaned on each other and pushed thru. We are a couple after all.
I’d like to mention that thru-out all of this we have been talking about our future, coming up with kid names and discussing where we will go next, together. As couples do. I mention this to emphasize that this relationship is v much serious to both of us.
Anyways,
About 4 months before our lease is up we decide to start looking for a new apt. We know Austin TX better now, we know where the things we like are at and I got both of us much better paying jobs so we know what we can afford.
We find and apply for this absolutely perfect apt. Double the space of our current place, newly renovated, huge patio, in room laundry, amenities out-the-wa-zoo. Living here would be “like a vacation every day” she liked to say.
To put it lightly, it was perfect.
We were all set to sign a 12 month lease here and work and enjoy the year together. Just existing with one another. I was literally the happiest I’ve ever been.
For about a month.
Summer kicks off, as do UNI applications.
She applies to 3 schools, 2 cool ones in Austin and one 2 hours north. She doesn’t get into either schools in Austin, but (as we knew she would) she receives a letter confirming her status for Texas state university. Almost 2 hours from where I am now.
“We have plans lined up for the next year, we’ll talk about this when fall rolls around” I foolishly thought.
“She wouldn’t do anything without consulting me 1st”I trusted.
“No matter what, I can count on her doing the right thing” I said.
I was wrong.
The day she starts her new job (that I got her), I pick her up from work, we drive home, I make dinner, and cuddle up to her on the couch to watch a movie, and she says the dreaded words.
“I need to tell you something”.
She then goes on to tell me that she got into uni, and what’s to take the classes in person, and not just any classes but 4 of them. She informs me that she does not want to move into the apt we lined up, that she is going to be moving into an apt alone at the college and not only that, but she has already signed a lease and leaves for uni at the end of the week.
My heart sinks of course.
We still have about 3 months on our current lease, we had been officially offered this new apt. And without considering how any of it makes me feel, she is abandoning me without so much as an opportunity to convince her otherwise.
I beg and plead but “she knows what she wants” and “her mind is made up”.
She leaves that Friday, while I’m not home, and doesn’t even say goodbye.
She says she would love to try a long distance relationship. And that all of her feelings for me are still there, that I need to be supportive and that anything else would be selfishness.
Anyone who has had there heart broken like this knows all you want is to be with that person again. But this has hurt me, deeply.
I feel abandoned, I feel she put her wants over our relationship’s needs, I feel she is selfish and uncaring for me.
She has hurt me.
But every time we talk (which is once or twice a day) she reassures me that she loves me and will be back to live with me in 2 years, and that I just need to be patient.
Idk if it’s fair to me to give her that kind of a free pass here.
I want to love her and miss her but I also want to be mad and angry for the emotional and financial burden she is putting on me, without so much as a warning.
Someone told me “don’t fall in love with someone twice, the second time ur falling in love with the memories not the person”.
I don’t know if I should break up with her and attempt to move on, for her selfishness and non caring about me and my feelings in this manner, or if it’s fair to wait for 2 years to be with her again.
I can visit her, she can visit me, and I trust her to stay loyal while not living with me. But idk if she deserves to be with me anymore.
I guess I just need an outsiders perspective.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.05.28 13:59 Cute_Friendship2438 Must have Mods for 1.1.1

Hey guys. played a fair amount of a modded game last summer but everything is out of date now so decided to start from scratch.
Could you bunch of pro gamers tell me which mods are "must have" for the current build? I don't want to have too much bloat as I always seemed to get bugs when I installed too many last go around. I just want the bare-bones that makes the game more enjoyable.
Another favour.... please if you recommend a mod if you would give a very brief description so I know what the mod in question does.
Thank you very much
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2023.05.28 13:58 IrreliventPerogi GotM - A First Time Reader's Experience, Thoughts, and Predictions - Book 6: The City of Blue Fire Pt. 1

Book 6: The City of Blue Fire

So the final buildup to the climax begins! We seem to be more solidly in the payoff section of the novel, with only a few revelations and theories this time around. Additionally, most of the cast we follow seem to be hitting their point of no return, we're on this roller-coaster and cant get off until it stops. That the dread didn't set in until it began clicking its way to the top is more your fault. The title is plenty evocative too, and if I had to guess, we'll be seeing more of the Darujhistan cast this time around.

Epigraph

Another issue of Rumor Born that seems to be recapping the events of the last few books in Darujhistan. What's interesting is it's final mention of the fête to end off.
For fun:
First came the Eel "or not one but a thousand" Is that literal, or merely a reference to their reach? I'll speak more to the Eel during the chapter breakdown below. What's also interesting is that the poem mentions they came "under a jagged moon that might be dead" We see from this that Rumor Born or Fisher in general is not authoritative. The work is literally recounting what rumors there are on the street, and whether or not there's anyone left living in Moon's Spawn is one of those. What this seems to indicate is that the Eel's influence couldn't be popularly felt until after Rake arrived.
"a claw scraped slow//on the city's cobbles" Kalam mistaken for a Claw (easy mistake) Rake is the "dragon... seen sailing high silver and black in the night sky" descending onto Pearl, who gave out the "demon's death cry"
The Tiste Andii were responsible for when "a master's hundred hands lost//a hundred daggers to the dark"
Which are all things that have happened in the past, the fête, ominously, has yet to occur, yet its mere invitation is counted among these City shaking events.

Chapter 17

Book 6's introduction. Overall, there isn't yet much to differentiate this from Book 5 other than setting, but we'll see how that develops. So without further ado...

Epigraph

The Chapter Itself -

- begins following Rallick Nom into the Phoenix Inn. Before entering, he is stopped by Meese who, after flirting with RN, for a moment, warns the assassin of someone asking after him. Someone who knew to sit at Kruppe's table, no less. He enters and notes, amused, for the first time how crowds part before him. He sits down, and the man (whom we are later told is Circle Breaker) warns him, on behalf of the Eel, of a contract sealed by Councilman Turban Orr with the Assassins' Guild against Lord Coll. The Assassin, Ocelot, merely waits for the Lord to return to the city. The Eel also applauds RN and Murillio's attempts to avenge Coll, and offers any assistance they would require. Rallick turns him down, and thanks him for the warning, after a quick drink with Iralta and Meese, he leaves the Inn to act on the information.
So, I had considered bringing this up before, but was on shakier ground then specualtion-wise. But now, its Speculation Time. Kruppe is the Eel, in my mind. We find out latter that Meese and Iralta are also in on the whole thing, so that's already ties to the Phoenix Inn. Kruppe obviously has no fear that the Eel would contradict him when lying to Baruk, and is able to mimic the Eel's method of cryptic hints perfectly. It fits his style of appearing far less than he is, in this case, he's a masquerading as a political lackey. Both the Eel and Kruppe were able to find out about the scheme against Coll without any slip-ups on the part of our conspirators. I believe this to be because of the poisoned bolt. Turban Orr was investigating it, and only someone who knew Rallick's MO could trace that back to him, and only someone who knew Rallick personally could understand that the bolt was initially meant for Lady Simtal rather than Councilman Lim. After all, the death of Orr's majority is too convenient to assume anything besides a political motive. The Eel heard wind of investigations regarding a poisoned bolt, and understood that his friend was behind it and why.* There were other things that had tipped me off, but those were the big ones that I can remember at present.
*Additionally, given that both Baruk and Crone felt Oppon's interference, and the uncharachteristic nature of the plan, it is highly probable that Kruppe felt the interference as well and later recognized what that interference was, hence his coy hint last chapter.
Baruk, meanwhile, is sulking alongside Anomander Rake, wondering why the Tiste Andii would ever allow the Imass and the Adjunct into the barrow. The tension between the two grows, as their diametrically opposed views on the world continue to breakdown communication and raise conflict between the two. In conflict, the Lord of Moon's Spawn excels. He explains to the High Alchemist that Laseen will have her fight, and capture Darujhistan whole if at all possible. Eliminating the Jaghut Tyrant and Rake are merely two additional tasks to maintain the long-term sustainability of the Empire. Rake hasn't nuked the city and left, because he wants to beat Laseen directly, a total victory where she losses what she desires without the world losing it as well. Baruk notes that Anomander Rake could always betray Darujhistan, but Rake notes that becoming himself a traitor would legitimize any treason against him. He even notes several individual who could defeat him under certain circumstances.
Baruk uses Rake's "Son of Darkness" moniker, and Rake rejects it as a title used by those who would worship him. Interesting. Being the child of a god would net you that, I suppose. He maintains the honest (if brutal) route in life not out of fear but duty. Duty to the ever-dwindling population of Tiste Andii, who merely run down the clocks of their lives dispassionately, obeying orders yes, but merely as a function of enduring their existence. He could run and hide, saving his people's lives, but they would be living in body only, so he follows cause after cause, attempting to revive their spirits. (Also of note, he mentioned that the Tiste Andi live roughly 20 thousand years, so I'm not sure where I'd gotten my deep time understanding of them, unless Rake's lifespan is extended the same relative amount as a human mage's would be)
Baruk is unsure how to respond, the plight of the Tiste is so incomprehensible that he can only muster the most abstract pity. So he returns the conversation to the Jaghut Tyrant. Will Rake be able to defeat it? Who knows, but killing him would render the Tyrant greatly reduced, possibly even to a level where the Cabal can eliminate him. Alternatively, killing the Tyrant would reduce AR, so that the Malazans may someday eliminate him. Two birds, one and a half stones. It is the Cabal that scares the Empress, an unknown, which is why our malazans seek out Vorcan. Beyond this, Oppon's meddling continually draws attention from the gods of the world, interested to see if immoral blood would be spilled. This began with Rake's killing of the two Hounds.
They finish the conversation by assessing the condition of Mammot, trapped in a slumber, his mind/soul stuck in his D'riss warren, rulled by the Worm of Autumn, D'rek, of whom Mammot is a High Preist. D'riss is evidently the Warren of earth magic, so I wonder if Caladan Brood will have or has had any interactions with the scholar. Mammot went off to investigate the barrow at Baruk's request, and wound up in this state. All of the Elder magic and Otataral present have messed with him somehow, and he cannot be freed until the Jaghut is. In which case, there will be a narrow window to save him before the High Preist, and his goddess, are subsumed by the Tyrant.
Crokus and Apsalar return to Darujhistan, despite wanting to be rid of the woman as soon as possible, Crokus is disappointed when the City does not impress her. They enter Mammot's study, finding a mess rather than the man himself. When wondering whether Rallick would know anything of this, Apsalar reacts strongly, likely prompted by her time under the Rope. For the first time since Book 2, we enter the PoV of Circle Breaker. After receiving a sign from an old woman, he delivers an additional sign to Meese. Internally, however, he cannot help but assume his days are numbered. He's acting in public, and how long until Turban Orr adds together that the same guard present at all of his leaked meetings is himself a mole? He expects to die soon, but is resolved to maintain his course until the last, heading for one final contact he considers redundant. Meese acts on the signal, approaching the building Mammot stays in, and knocking on the door. Crokus answers, disappointed that she is not his Uncle, and confused as to why she would be there. Crokus catches her up with Aps' amnesia, and notes they have not spoken to anyone but one stabler. Meese informs them of the death of the guard at the D'Arle estate, and Crokus takes this to be a betrayal on Chalice's part. That's... not a betrayal buddy. Aps' mention of Chalice clues Meese in on the situation surrounding the death, and despite the boy's protestations, she takes the situation at face value.
As they prepare to leave, Serrat stalks them, resolving to kill another watcher in the shadows, (I assume Irilta, given that she's backup) and replace her. She's been hunting the Coin Bearer on Rake's orders and we learn that she was one of the individuals hunting Crokus along the rooftops in Ch. 5. There's not much more to this scene, other than a couple odd details I'll note.
Kruppe and Murillio reach the Phoenix Inn, not finding their friends. Kruppe strangely waves aside the news of Rallick Nom meeting someone here earlier, and instead of reporting to Baruk right away, instead opts to enjoy a tankard of beer. This, coincidently opens a window for Circle Breaker to approach him with a message.
Rallick Nom, meanwhile, prepares to take on Ocelot. The clan leader will have all the advantages, and RN will have one shot at best, assuming he can even find him and get close enough. He does, however, posses an anti-magic powder (supplied by Baruk) which could potentially even the battle field. Moments after recalling the warning from the High Alchemist against applying it to bare skin, Rallick, knowing his chances are slim, fearing that Coll's death would remove the last claim on humanity he has left, he rubs the dust into his bare skin, all over. What sort of changes will this effect onto our assassin? Who knows! The chapter ends with RN swearing he will find and kill Ocelot undetected.
And there we go! Book 6 is starting off with a banger, once again tying ever more threads together tighter and tighter, promising one heck of a payoff. I, for one, cannot wait to see how it all unfolds!
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2023.05.28 13:58 SoundsGood3 eSim - how to go from iPhone 8 to iPhone 14?

When going from an old iPhone 8 Plus to a new iPhone 14 Pro Max, what's to easiest way to get the eSim working correctly on the new phone? And do we need to contact Cricket or is this something we can do ourselves?
Note: the iPhone 8 Plus does not have the "Convert to eSim" option in Settings, so I'm looking for a simple workaround.
Thanks!
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2023.05.28 13:55 _Gandalf-The-Gay Seeking guidance to leverage statistics to build quantitative reasoning abilities

Hello everyone!
Firstly, please let me know if this post does not belong here and I will remove it (I have read the rules and think the post fits here).
Some context: I am a product manager and got recently introduced statistics at my job. While I knew that subject existed, only when I started implementing at my day job, I started exploring the concepts.
I started playing around with numbers and concepts to derive insights and make decisions at work. Absolutely loving it and also realised that quantitative reasoning ability is an important life skill.
Efforts so far: I went through statistic crash course by John Green on YouTube, read some essays on the internet, and also started discussing with my team at work to understand more.
My ask: I want to 1) learn the concepts really well so that my foundation is strong, 2) explore some real life practice problems to build the muscle, and 3) start implementing at work and life at large.
Need community guidance to achieve the next milestone.
Thank you!
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2023.05.28 13:50 Ambitious-Bee305 Rx 6600 horrible performance

So i bought a rx 6600 to swap out for my gtx 1650 and i was looking at the benchmarks and was supposed to receive a 100%+ performance boost but i got a f you instead. Ive had a laptop with amd before and it was horrible at best with its drivers and etc, stuttering all the time, other issues but i thought it would have changed over the span of 3 years. I have a 10400f and 16 gb of ram and i mainly play valorant, fortnite, csgo and gta. No issues for gta runs better than my old gpu but for the other games that isnt the case, Valorant cant go more than 10 seconds without a stutter and does worse fps than my 1650, csgo drops from 300 to 80 fps all the time, fortnite stutters and low fps, im pretty sure my gtx 1650 performed better on every single one of these games. I have a 700w psu shouldnt be a problem with that. While benchmarking the card it runs well but doesnt actually proove that in games. Tried lots of drivers currently using the pro driver since it performs the best for me. Did a fresh windows install. Im planning to sell it and buy a rtx 2060 or 2080 instead if i dont manage to fix the performance soon. Does anyone have any tips that worked for them?
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2023.05.28 13:47 nirma_iitkgp Senegol: A staff of moral jurisprudence.

India's latest parliament building was done within 2 years, which is remarkable in a country where large projects are known to be marred with corruption and bureaucratic blockades, ultimately shooting the estimates. The parliament like most of the other Delhi architectures, was a reminiscence of the colonial era, which the rulers of the day found symbolic in taking over. It has to do with the fact that Indian independence was mostly seen as a peaceful transfer of power rather than a violent outing of the colonizers, as with many other Asian countries. The claim for peace in the process was somewhat lost in the massive riots that followed the partition of the erstwhile British India Colony. But the establishments of the British era were carried on, and sometimes even the legislation still needed to be changed. This, if one would agree, does manifest the Indian idolisation of the Western culture, or at least the veneration of the West among its ruling elite.
It was, therefore, imperative for the right-wing government to use a new parliament to attack the seeming submissiveness of Western influence. But the need for a bigger parliament was noticed and sometimes glaringly insulting to the country. Ever since the 2001 attacks, there have been questions on whether additional construction to the structure, which had its safety and capacity so severely compromised, is the right way to go. The Central Vista plan, which saw the makeover of the whole Raisana complex, along with the parliament house, marks the grandiose plans of the government. In fact, the ruling party under Narendra Modi achieved even international endorsement of the grand plan. At a time when a lot of countries shiver under the nightmare of economic winter, India is looked upon as the warm spot. In the dawn of such awakening, Projects like this show that India is up to something big.
The final act of the parliament showtime has to be the senegol, which was once bestowed on Nehru as a mark of transfer of power from the British. The reclaim of the staff underlines two historical changes, one that the country has chosen to heed to its heritage over the ideals of moral secularity, one that made Nehru relinquish the mace in the first place. And Modi is deemed to be the new Nehru, in a sense, the architect of modern India with a dream different from the one 75 years ago. The senegol highlights the divine coronation of the Indian Dream. But does it also mark the era of one muscular man running the country on his political muscle? That was something Nehru never had the folly of falling into; time can only tell the fate destined for Modi.
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2023.05.28 13:29 loganp8000 Red/white error straight out of box

Bought a P Pro for this long weekend, brought it home, charged it up and got the white/red error. It still heated up but upon dabing the error came up again and stops heating mid dab. Now it does not heat up at all, just gives the red white error. After reading about how many others have the same issue and hearing from my friend who had the same problem. I'm livid! How does so many faulty units leave the company? I just want my money back at this point and the whole world to know how crappy this feels to spend 400 bucks on something that's broken out of the box. I've tried every mf thing under the sun the get this thing to work...watched a ton of videos...cleaned it, even though I used it once..reset to factory settings, held buttons in every configuration, updated firmware, cleaned some more...people are on YT pulling out the pins and pushing wires to the connectors to get it to work...this is BS..it's obviously broken and bad design with the chamber considering how many people have this problem straight away... Sucks...I love my proxy, but this puffco peak pro broken out of the box has made me salty. Can't return it and can't do anything until puffco contacts me Tuesday. Buyer beware
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