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The only space on the web dedicated to critically examining the Asian male experience.
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2020.10.28 19:04 InstagramGrowthHack Free Instagram Uploader tools you may not know – Works on every device (Mac, Pc, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS)

Free Instagram Uploader tools you may not know – Works on every device (Mac, Pc, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS)

How To Upload Video or photos To Instagram From PC or MAC

(uploader for Instagram)
It is easy and accessible for many people to send pictures or video files via mobile phone, you can share a photo by selecting it from your archive and sometimes editing it.
But for some users, the process is extremely difficult and sometimes intractable; Not all users can select and send pictures from their mobile phones.
These users often include professional photographers or businesses, who upload images to their computers through their cameras and share photos after editing with Photoshop software.
It is considered futile for these users to perform the above operations and resend them to the mobile phone for sharing.
In this article, we are going to be sharing how to upload our photos and videos on Instagram through our MAC or PC using a free uploader for Instagram.
normally you would have to edit everything through your computer, send it to your phone, edit it, upload it all that stuff but you can do that all directly on your computer using an uploader for Instagram.
There are two methods one you can only upload photos and the other one you can upload both videos and photos.
I personally prefer the method that we will be showing you hope you enjoyed this one as well but the second version is also very convenient if you only upload photos.

#The first method

So first you are going to go to AiSchedul.com
It is noteworthy that this platform does not require download and works on the web.
All you need to do is sign up for this tool and add an Instagram account to it.
After registering on this platform you can get all its services for free.
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After you have completed the registration process, it is time to add your Instagram account to this platform.
One of the most unique benefits of this uploader for Instagram is that it can manage multiple Instagram accounts at once.
To add your account to the dashboard page, select the Add Instagram Account at the top of the page, and enter your Instagram username.
You can see all the accounts you add on the dashboard page and manage them from there.
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How to upload your photo or video to Instagram using AiSchedul.

We also want to give you a brief explanation of the benefits of this tool,
including scheduling your future posts and using this tool to hold Instagram contests and other benefits you can get by signing up for free.
To upload a photo or video to Instagram, just press the Manage Account option.
Select the Scheduler option on the new page.
you can schedule your story and your feed.
AiSchedul also provides users with the Repost feature you can use this feature when you don’t have enough time to produce your content.
Use and Repost content that your friends or other people are sharing on Instagram.
while Instagram has not provided this feature to users, but with this uploader for Instagram, you can break the restrictions that Instagram has put on users.
Now select one of the feed or story options to upload posts to Instagram.

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Drag and drop the photo you want to upload it, then write a caption and select the best hashtags using the pro tool that AiSchedul provided.
Just as you need to research and find the right keywords, you also need to research the different hashtags to get your content to the right audience.

Studies show that using hashtags increases user engagement.

You can find the most popular hashtags using AiSchedul that will help your account grow significantly.
Now that you’ve got the hashtags you’ve chosen, it’s time to choose the location you want.
It is very important to attract followers by country and region and province, and that is what makes followers purchase the product that you offer.
Let’s illustrate this with an example; Imagine you have a restaurant in New York.
How much is it possible that someone comes from France and buy food from your restaurant?
How much is it possible for one person to come from another country and buy food from you?
The answer is very clear. Very unlikely!
Now imagine being able to attract followers from your location, exactly where your business is!
AiSchedul does exactly that for you, and you’ll be able to choose a location to target your followers from a city or country you want.
After the location, it is time to select the date for sharing your post.

This uploader for Instagram can save you time by scheduling your Instagram posts in advance.

Just set the date you want your post to be automatically published on that date.
If you need to delete your post a while after sharing, just specify the date you want to delete your post to automatically delete it at the specified date.
You can also set your post to be shared across all your Instagram accounts at the same time.
If you want to link your post somewhere, copy and paste the address link in the box.
Simply put your post ready and share it anytime you like.

this tool is not just an uploader for Instagram and you can also use it for the following:

  • Auto-post
AiSchdul does the task of posting a scheduled post on Instagram, and you don’t need to spend time posting and advertising.
Your Instagram page will update even at certain times when you do not have access to the Internet or are traveling.
You can easily create your own content beforehand and then set the post time for them, and the posts will be shared at the specified time on your Instagram page.
Instagram Auto-posting using AiSchedul is both photos post and videos post.
  • Repost
On Instagram, you can’t reshare videos or photos that others are sharing on their page.
But don’t worry because there is a solution to everything.
AiSchedul makes it possible for you with the advanced tools available.
  • Provides hashtag and location
The hashtag is a feature that almost all users use on Instagram. With this feature, you can find the most used hashtags and use them for your posts.
You can also choose which location your posts will be shown and where your followers will be from by selecting a location.
  • Manage multiple accounts
This program is able to manage thousands of accounts you have created with your commands.
If you’re using Instagram to engage with your fans or customers, then you know the value of time.
Especially if you’re a person or a company with multiple Instagram accounts.
AiSchedul can work for all your Instagram accounts at the same time, and most importantly, all of these accounts are managed in one dashboard.
  • Multiply Bio Link
as you know Instagram only allows you to have one URL link one u/link where you could link to a different profile and a hashtag link where you will go to a hashtag and follow the
hashtag those are the three different types of links.
using this feature you can make more external URL links in your bio that will take you to different websites.
  • And more

#The second method

Here is the second method which requires no installing no app any nothing but you can only upload photos. Open a new tab on your google chrome, right-click on the white screen click on Inspect then you will see the code thing on the right is shown in the next photo. Just ignore it cuz you do not need to worry about it. Then you are gonna go immediately into Instagram.com.course, you are gonna be log into your account.just like how you can sometimes it is over from phone to desktop mode.in this case, it is desktop to phone mode and now you are seeing Instagram just like you would on your phone if you do not, you should turn on the little phone icon on the right over the screen it is kind of switch up.
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Then we are going to click the add button there is a plus button down and we are gonna add a photo in this case we are going to be adding.
once it is upload you can move it around crop it but in this case,
it is horizontal so we are gonna fit it to fill the whole screen then we will press next, write a caption and share it.

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Conclusion: For those who use Instagram professionally, having an uploader for Instagram is a must.
With AiSchedul you can access your Instagram account on your PC or laptop and upload your photos or videos to your Instagram account.
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2020.10.28 17:09 smode21 Positive Technologies: 84% of companies have high-risk vulnerabilities on the network perimeter

Framingham, MA (October 28, 2020) -- Positive Technologies performed instrumental scanning of the network perimeter of selected corporate information systems. A total of 3,514 hosts were scanned, including network devices, servers, and workstations. The results show the presence of high-risk vulnerabilities at most companies. However, half of these vulnerabilities can be eliminated by installing the latest software updates.
The research shows high-risk vulnerabilities at 84% of companies across finance, manufacturing, IT, retail, government, telecoms and advertising. One or more hosts with a high-risk vulnerability having a publicly available exploit are present at 58% of companies. Publicly available exploits exist for 10% of the vulnerabilities found, which means attackers can exploit them even if they don't have professional programming skills or experience in reverse engineering. However, half of the vulnerabilities can be eliminated by installing the latest software updates.
The detected vulnerabilities are caused by the absence of recent software updates, outdated algorithms and protocols, configuration flaws, mistakes in web application code, and accounts with weak and default passwords.
As part of Positive Technologies’ automated security assessment of the network perimeter, almost half of detected vulnerabilities (47%) can be fixed by installing the latest software versions. All companies had problems with keeping software up to date. At 42% of them, PT found software for which the developer had announced the end of life and stopped releasing security updates. The oldest vulnerability found in automated analysis was 16 years old.
Analysis revealed remote access and administration interfaces, such as Secure Shell (SSH), Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and Network Virtual Terminal Protocol (Internet) TELNET. These interfaces allow any external attacker to conduct bruteforce attacks. Attackers can bruteforce weak passwords in a matter of minutes and then obtain access to network equipment with the privileges of the corresponding user before proceeding to develop the attack further.
Ekaterina Kilyusheva, Head of Information Security Analytics Research Group of Positive Technologies said: “Network perimeters of most tested corporate information systems remain extremely vulnerable to external attacks. Our automated security assessment proved that all companies have network services available for connection on their network perimeter, allowing hackers to exploit software vulnerabilities and bruteforce credentials to these services. Even in 2020, there are still companies vulnerable to Heartbleed and WannaCry. Our research found systems at 26% of companies are still vulnerable to the WannaCry encryption malware.
Kilyusheva continued: “At most of the companies, Positive Technologies experts found accessible web services, remote administration interfaces, and email and file services on the network perimeter. Most companies also had external-facing resources with arbitrary code execution or privilege escalation vulnerabilities. With maximum privileges, attackers can edit and delete any information on the host, which creates a risk of denial of service (DoS) attacks. On web servers, these vulnerabilities may also lead to defacement, unauthorized database access, and attacks on clients. In addition, attackers can pivot to target other hosts on the network.
“We recommend minimizing the number of services on the network perimeter and making sure that accessible interfaces truly need to be available from the Internet. If this is the case, it is recommended to ensure that they are configured securely, and businesses install updates to patch any known vulnerabilities.
“Vulnerability management is a complex task that requires proper instrumental solutions,” Kilyusheva added. “With modern security analysis tools, companies can automate resource inventories and vulnerability searches, and also assess security policy compliance across the entire infrastructure. Positive Technologies experts emphasize that automated scanning is only the first step toward achieving an acceptable level of security. To get a complete picture, it is vital to combine automated scanning with penetration testing. Subsequent steps should include verification, triage, and remediation of risks and their causes.”
To obtain a copy of the report, please visit: https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/analytics/vulnerabilities-corporate-networks-2020/
ENDS
About Positive Technologies For 18 years, Positive Technologies has created innovative solutions for information security. We develop products and services to detect, verify, and neutralize the real-world business risks associated with corporate IT infrastructure. Our technologies are backed by years of research experience and the expertise of world-class cybersecurity experts. Over 2,000 companies in 30 countries trust us to keep them safe.
Follow us on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter) and the News section at ptsecurity.com.
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2020.10.28 17:06 Emergency-Muscle-137 Groups Of Interest-JP

Japan Organisms Improvement and Creation Laboratory (JOICL)

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Overview: Japan Organisms Improvement and Creation Laboratory (日本生類創研) has been mentioned in several cases involving anomalous creatures, including a wide range of life forms, such as animals, plants and objects which behave like creatures.
As almost all of the creatures manifest anomalous properties or additional functions which cannot be achieved in nature or explained with ordinary modern science, the Lab does not seem to be restricted by general ethics. It is thought to be a research facility or a group of researchers possessing some kind of technology, but its actual situation has not been grasped yet.
Initially it was thought that there was no direct distribution or sale of the anomalies that the Japan Organisms Improvement and Creation Laboratory created, but in rare cases the organization has been confirmed to sell their creations as commercial products such as SCP-483-JP or SCP-1919-JP. However, its organizational purpose remains unknown.
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Tou-Hei Heavy Industries

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Overview: Tou-Hei Heavy Industries (東弊重工) is considered to be a group involved in manufacture of artifacts whose mechanism can not be explained by modern science. To date, many related materials have been collected by the Foundation, but the detailed organizational structure and purpose thereof have not yet been clarified. Many Foundation researchers speculate that Tou-Hei Heavy Industries' activities are mainly conducted in Japan.
Since this group's collected materials suggest that they actively provide anomalous technology to non-members of their own group, this group has to be dealt with as soon as possible.
To see all documents tagged with tou-hei, click here.
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Shūshū-In (Collecting Agency)

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Overview: Shūshū-In (蒐集院) was a Japanese organization that collected the anomalous items known as SCP objects to the Foundation. They had used non-scientific methods utilizing the augury, magic and religion, mainly Shintō1 and Shugendō2. Some of their procedures were valuable and have been taken over as Special Containment Procedures by the Foundation.
After the Foundation strengthened its influence in Japan, most of the members were absorbed by the Foundation and other GOIs, but radicals within Shūshū-In still retain collected objects, and have hidden them away in hopes of restoring the organisation.
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Saiga Factions

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Overview: Saiga Factions are organizations consisting of PoI called Rokumi Saiga (犀賀六巳) and his followers.
Rokumi Saiga refers to himself as a scientist majoring in space-time physics and is an unidentified person who seems to have conducted his activities in multiple parallel universes. The purpose of the activity is believed to be to save the target universes and human beings belonging to them.
Mr. Saiga seems to hide many abnormal items brought from various parallel universes, but searching for them has yielded scarce results. Mr. Saiga has probably gained knowledge about the Foundations and other groups related to abnormal objects in the process of going back and forth in the parallel universes and pays close attention to hiding himself from each organization.
Mr. Saiga has a certain number of human followers in several parallel universes. The followers are referred to as "Saiga Factions" and basically friendly to humanity. However, their "human beings" refer to human beings of all universes including the parallel universes, so often "Saiga Factions" activities seriously damage the present universes to which the Foundation belongs. Since "Saiga Factions" do not stick to the present universes, they will act without hesitation to save more mankinds and universes even if they anticipate the damage to the present universes. For this reason, the Foundation has designated "Saiga Factions" as Groups of Interest.
To see all documents tagged with saiga-factions, click here.
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"Doctor"

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Overview: "Doctor" is an individual or a group that imitates the activities of other Groups of Interest.
A lot of objects imitating Group of Interest, "Doctor Wondertainment" have been confirmed, and there are examples that imitate "The Factory" and "Japan Organisms Improvement and Creation Laboratory". Most of the objects created by "Doctor" cause harm to users. Although the reason for his activity is unknown, despite the consequences of his actions, it is suggested that he is motivated by the need to have fun.
To see all documents tagged with doctor, click here.
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Imperial Japanese Army Special Medical Force (a.k.a. "Unit Negative Numbers")

Overview: Imperial Japanese Army Special Medical Force (特別医療部隊) was an Imperial Japanese Army unit, which researched the occult and technology, founded in 1937 under the cooperation of the Army and Shūshū-In. As a common name, it was given the codename "Unit Negative Numbers (負号部隊)".
The unit was composed of three divisions, "Tsuchigumo", "Jofuku" and "Tatara", which conducted researches mainly on magic, life science and mechanical engineering respectively. The purpose of the organization is to research and produce weapons by a combination of magic and science, including "Project Tokijiku" aiming to create immortal soldiers. Those weapons were not mass produced, however some were used in the actual war.
In 1945, the organization was dismantled and most of its technology was collected by the Foundation after the end of the World War II.
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Salesperson Miyoko

Overview: Salesperson Miyoko3 is an individual or a group that sells and offers beauty-related products or services with anomalous characteristics. Most of the products sold have common points such as “for women" and "pink-colored package", but something not in the category of beauty and goods for men have also been confirmed. Most of the products have the effect of solving the users' troubles, but cause serious damage to them in terms of side effects.
Salesperson Miyoko's selling method covers a wide range including advertisement in department stores and door-to-door sales. Although the appearance at the time of sale is a suit clothing, there are several different reports on their physical characteristics. Records show that Salesperson Miyoko indicated belonging to an organization called "Iwanaga Beauty Association".
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Drunkness Street

Overview: Drunkness Street (酩酊街), probably a big residential district, is a place located in parallel universe or extra-dimension. The Foundation have found and contained several anomalies thought to be from Drunkness Street. In addition, there are several bidirectionally passing transit dimension connected with our world and Drunkness Street discovered. These are all discovered in Kyoto Prefecture but not exclusively existing there.
While a part of groups of interest have been collecting knowledge about Drunkness Street, the Foundation holds little information regarding Drunkness Street. In most of the transit dimension reside sapient entities, according to which the existential concept is "Drunkenness, Oblivion, Stagnation". These keywords can be found spread in the data gained with investigation. Although residents in the transit dimension do not agree with the concept, they currently do not show the tendency to be proactively against it or to move to either Drunkness Street or our world.
So far, the Foundation and Drunkness Street are not in conflict with each other. It is even unknown whether Drunkness Street has perceived the Foundation in the first place. To prevent unpredictable event, the Foundation has established a hands-off system, basically prohibiting access toward Drunkness Street. However, several agents or D-class had invaded into Drunkness Street without permission or before the hands-off system was not well-established, and the cases which managed to come back were very few.
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Japanese Anomalous Groups Peace and Amity Treaty Organization

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Overview: Japanese Anomalous Groups Peace and Amity Treaty Organization (JAGPATO) is a group of interest formed on a legal basis provided by the treaty with the same title made by the Foundation and the Global Occult Coalition with Japan Government. The Foundation, as one of the major organizations holding the membership, exert great influence on this group of interest.
Although it began as a supervisor to keep Japan government institutions intensifying arbitrary operations in check, its current role seems to carry an growing range of responsibility. Nowadays, it mainly mediates between member groups when conflicts occur, peacefully deal with clashes between each organization. Sometimes it assists member groups to collaborate, having contributed to the formation of a large-scale allied forces.
That said, it has been pointed out that it is possible for JAGPATO to be related with anomalies out of the Foundation's control or to leak information to the government. The Foundation will build cooperation relationship as a member group while the investigation is ongoing.
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Sekiryu Club

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Overview: The Sekiryu Club4 (石榴倶楽部) is a secret society which is active in Kyoto5, having been confirmed to have existed since the mid-19th century. They have a taste for human flesh, and call human flesh "Pomegranate" in connection of the tale of Kishimojin (鬼子母神)6.
There can be a maximum of 10 members in the Sekiryu Club at a time, each of the members succeed to the name of Hashidume (橋詰), Shiina (椎名), Rokkaku (六角), Hayase (早瀬), Usuki (宇宿), Tojo (東条), Funakoshi (舟越), Akitsu (秋津), Teduka (手塚), and Ukita (浮田). If a vacancy occurs due to withdraw, death, or expulsion, a new person will be invited, so same name does not mean same person.
They purpose to enjoy cannibalism and hold regular meetings. The organizational identity beyond interactions is not clear. Previously considered not to be a threat to the Foundation, however, the recent researches suggests relation to anomalies and active involvement with other GoIs, so more detailed information is required.
To see all documents tagged with sekiryu-club, click here.
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Dreaming Technology

Overview: The Dreaming Technology (夢見テクノロジー) is a group which produce and sell anomalous objects. Although the specific purpose and philosophy of the activity are currently unknown, they mainly commit to fulfill someone's wishes and future dreams. Investigation so far have confirmed that they use unknown technologies and the anomalies generated by them to realize someone's "wishes / dreams".
However, in many instances, they modify or erase something important about the subject (e.g. memory, body, close person, etc.) as a "price" to fulfill their dreams. Due to it, there are cases that the subject has a different ending to the "wishes / dreams" originally desired. The Foundation is strongly vigilant for them because some of their anomalies cause big damage to the general society.
The Dreaming Technology is mainly advertised through local newspapers and Internet advertisements, some instances are reported that they do individual sales for people with strong "wishes / dreams". Active cooperation with other GoIs has been also confirmed, but the full details are unknown. In addition, investigations are currently underway on the grounds that there was a possibility that information about the inside of the Foundation may have been obtaining in some way due to anomalous items were also detected at a front company of the Foundation in the past.
To see all documents tagged with dreaming-tech, click here.
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Trismegistus Translation & Transportation

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Overview: Trismegistus Translation & Transportation (a.k.a. Ttt or Ttt Co.) is comprised of intelligent anomalous existences and is an organization that takes the form of a company. Most of the existences that have been confirmed as a member to date call themselves names related to myths and folklores around the world. For example, the individual serving as company president self-proclaims "Hermes" who is a Greek mythology deity, and the individual serving as vice-president self-proclaims "Thoth" who is an Egyptian mythology deity.
The businesses that have been identified so far range from "translation", "tourism", "food and beverage", "communication service", "resort", and many others, and there are estimated to be many unconfirmed businesses. These businesses are expected to have anomalous existences similar to themselves as their main customers, and they have cultural backgrounds from various regions and times. As a result, the languages used in their businesses have been identified as extinct ancient languages, rare minority languages, and liturgical languages, which are recognized as valuable linguistic research material.
This organization has a neutral or friendly attitude towards the Foundation and the human community, and to date there have been no confirmed possession or use of anomalies produced with clear hostility. On the other hand, there is a high likelihood that their anomalous businesses will be exposed to the public, and for the preservation of normalcy, the Foundation considers this organization to be an object of alarm.
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Koigarezaki Simbun

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Overview: The Koigarezaki Simbun7 (恋昏崎新聞社) is a news organization that disseminates information about current events in the paranormal society. They report primarily through the medium of web news and disseminate information to an unspecified number of members of the public that should be kept confidential in the view of maintaining normality. Especially against the Foundation, reports from an adversarial view is evident, and articles involving the Foundation include fabrications and biased reporting.
Koigarezaki, where the Koigarezaki Simbun is based, is a Location of Interest designated as LoI-0850. Koigarezaki exists in a different dimension where it is unknown how to travel, and is home to many former members of several GoIs. The majority of members of the Koigarezaki Simbun are said to be former members of GoIs, too. As a result, the Koigarezaki Simbun has special connections with other GoIs and is able to produce its own anomalies using technology derived from other groups. These factors make the Foundation difficult to deter the actions of the Koigarezaki Simbun.
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Kisaragi Construction

Overview: The Kisaragi Construction (如月工務店) is mentioned by a number of anomalous buildings and related products. Although there is testimony that they describes itself as a small private construction company in the Tohoku region8, a number of unnatural examples as for-profit organizations have been identified, and the purpose of their activities is not clear.
Although they are proactive in responding to their client's requirements when producing and building, their deliverables have in many cases had unintended negative effects on the parties involved. It is unknown whether this is due to differences in values with the general public, or whether it is based on clear intentions such as intent to harm.
There are many unknown details about the activities of Kisaragi Construction, and the information has been able to obtain so far is limited. However, there are some materials and testimonies that relate to "oni" found in old Japanese traditions, and there are also many traces of magic and unusual effects that have not yet been clarified. The Foundation are currently investigating actual state of the organization, its members, and its relationship with the outside world.
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Confederate Island Countries of Phantom

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Overview: The Confederate Island Countries of Phantom is a federated nation of islands that exist in different world. The member islands existed in our world until around the 14th to the 16th century, but they made the move to the different world for reasons such as to escape the investigation and colonization by the great powers. Based on this event, the legend of the phantom island that is an island that was once described on nautical charts, but whose existence was denied by the research of later generations, was born.
In the world of the CICP, there are a group of unusual items called "relics", and especially powerful items are called with the initials of T or 丁9, and are used for the defense of the member islands. The move of the member islands is also due to relics, which are said to have been transferred from a paranormal civilization aid known as "Thule". Thule is said to have disappeared after the formation of the CICP, and no details are known to the inhabitants of the member islands.
The world of the CICP and our world are still able to come and go in multiple ways. Anomalous entities originating from the world of the CICP have also been discovered, and there have been cases of damage to the surroundings. It is unclear what the inhabitants of the member islands think of their former homeland, but depending on future developments, it has been designated as a GoI because it could become a threat.
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Special Affairs Division, Public Security Bureau of Metropolitan Police Department

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Overview: The Special Affairs Division, or simply SAD, Public Security Bureau of Metropolitan Police Department is an undercover investigative agency within the Metropolitan Police Department organized to deal with abnormal phenomena and paranormal crimes.
SAD is under the control of the Special Affairs Investigation Bureau of National Police Agency, which is a member of JAGPATO, and is indirectly influenced by the policies of the Japanese Government and JAGPATO. There main activities are aimed at grasping trends and restraining behavior of GoIs throughout Japan, mitigating the impact of anomalous entities on society, and protecting the general public from threatening anomalies. — But due to bureaucratic issues and lack of financial resources, personnel and equipment, their activities are often difficult.
The Foundation is building a cooperative system with SAD but mutual exchange is limited due to concerns about information leakage.
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Dark Sushi

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Overview: The Dark Sushi (闇寿司) is a group of sushi chefs who deal primarily with food-related anomalies. The organizational structure is similar to a chain or goodwill in the restaurant industry and consists of plural restaurants and employees per restaurant.
Several members have similar anomaly to SCP-1134-JP. However, the "sushi" used by the Dark Sushi includes foods that are generally not classified as sushi, and the anomaly of SCP-1134-JP-1 generated from such foods is unpredictable. Moreover, the members are actively expanding and developing technology related SCP-1134-JP-1.
The origins of the Dark Sushi, such as the date of its founding and founder, are unclear, but the current leader has been identified as the person called Yami10. While details of the organization policy are unknown, research suggests that the group has some sort of dissatisfaction with traditional sushi eating culture.
The Dark Sushi has rapidly grown in strength in recent years in the paranormal food products community, and this may be accomplished through the unusual psychological manipulation techniques possessed by the group. Additionally, most members tend to have no qualms about using violent and heavy-handed means. The Foundation remains vigilant for the Dark Sushi which active links with other GoIs as they grew up.
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Mujin-Getsudō-Shū (Lunar Guidance Ninja Mutual-aid Association)

Overview: Mujin-Getsudō-Shū (無尽月導衆) is a group that may be mentioned in relation to "ninja/shinobi" or "ninjutsu/ninpō". They are presumed to engage in intelligence and operative activities in exchange for money, often conflict with the Foundation.
The level of technology of Mujin-Getsudō-Shū and the details of the anomalies they possess are unknown. While some evidence accounts suggest that its members prefer to use traditional weapons, tools, and arts. However, there is also evidence to suggest the organizationally use of the latest technology both anomalous and normal.
It is presumed to be based in Japan but is confirmed their activities outside this country as well. Information on this GoI is lacking and the Foundation is collecting it.
To see all documents tagged with Mujin-Getsudō-Shū, click here.
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2020.10.28 13:09 mariarai1 China Proton Therapy Market to Expand Substantially Due to Technological Innovations

China Proton Therapy Market to Expand Substantially Due to Technological Innovations

China Proton Therapy Market
China Proton Therapy Market 2020 report includes thorough gathering of the quantitative analysis of the industry in order to assist players to grow in the market. Perceptions on specific revenue figures generated are also given in the report. This study includes a extensive analysis of the key segments of the industry. This analysis gives the detail directions of current trends and opportunities in the upcoming era (2020-2025).
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“China Proton Therapy Market Size, Status and Forecast to 2025” examines the market dynamics, competitive landscape and discusses major trends. The report offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual and potential market situation, and future outlook for proton therapy in China. The research includes historic data from 2015 to 2017 and forecasts until 2025.
The report contains a granular analysis of the present industry situations, market demands, reveal facts on the market size, volume, revenues and provides forecasts through 2025. The report provides information on the proton therapy current applications and comparative analysis with more focused on pros and cons of proton therapy and competitive analysis of eight companies.The report further sheds light on the number of treatment rooms,current and upcoming proton therapy centers. In addition, the report also provides essential insights on number of patients treated at China proton therapy centers from 2008 to 2016.
The report also includes assessment of China reimbursement scenario; proton therapy clinical trials and offers a clear view of the proton therapy center component analysis. Key trends in terms of venture capital investment, collaborations, partnerships, licensing and development agreements are analyzed with details. The report also explores detailed description of growth drivers and inhibitors of the China proton therapy market.
The report concludes with the profiles of major players in the China proton therapy market. The key market players are evaluated on various parameters such as company overview, product portfolio, China proton therapy centers developed by the companies and recent development of the proton therapy market.
The major companies dominating this market for its products, services and continuous product developments are:
Advanced Oncotherapy, Siemens Healthneers, ProNova Solution, ProTom International, Hitachi, Ion Beam Applications (IBA), Varian Medical Systems, Mevion Medical Systems
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Long–term Growth Projection:
  • China represents a significant opportunity in the Global proton therapy market
  • China proton therapy market will exhibit a steady CAGR of over 30% by 2025
  • The potential China proton therapy market is likely to reach more than USD 10 Billion by 2025
  • IBA accounted highest number of proton therapy centers in the forecast period
  • Advanced Oncotherapy is emerging with novel technology and significantly impacting the proton therapy market size over the forecast period
The Latest Industry Data Included in this Report:
  • Proton Therapy Current Applications
  • Pros and Cons of Proton Therapy, Radiotherapy and Carbon Ion Therapy
  • Proton Therapy Competitive Analysis by Company
  • China Proton Therapy Market Size & Analysis (2015 – 2025)
  • China Proton Therapy Market Opportunity Assessment (2012 – 2025)
  • China Number of Treatment Rooms and Forecast (2017 – 2025)
  • China Proton Therapy Center Infrastructure Analysis: Treatment Rooms & Proton Therapy Accelerator
  • China Number of Patients Treated at Proton Therapy Centers (2008 – 2016)
  • China Proton Therapy Reimbursement Scenario
  • Proton Therapy Center Component Analysis
  • Proton Therapy Clinical Trial Insight by Phase, Institute & Country
  • Major Deals in Proton Therapy Market
  • Key Market Drivers and Inhibitors of the China Proton Therapy Market
  • Major Companies Analysis
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  • Trending factors influencing the market of the China proton therapy market
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  • It provides a seven-year forecast which helps to provide a long-term assessment of developments in the China proton therapy market
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the China proton therapy market
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current product portfolios and recent development
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2020.10.28 12:47 dentalinstitute1 Benefits of Orthodontics Courses for General Dentists and Orthodontic Online Learning

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The demand for Orthodontics services by consumers in the UK is on the rise and therefore numerous dentists are looking to learn and practice fixed orthodontics. In order to meet this demand, courses are now taught to help dentists achieve their goals through condensed continuing orthodontic education programs. These specially designed programs include a number of courses that can help you to expand your skills, and your dental practice. By educating and training yourself you can offer more services to your patients. Further training can also result into an increase in your income.
Orthodontics courses for general dentists are offered in the form of seminars. With a live course or a seminar you can learn about the subject in depth and also you get an opportunity to discuss the subject with your colleagues. By attending several seminars in Orthodontics you can get up-to-date information on the latest concepts, latest innovations, research findings, clinical applications and clinical methods and can arm yourself with more knowledge, new ideas and methods of practice. Moreover, by attending the orthodontics seminars general and pediatric dentists can learn how to diagnose and treat simple orthodontic cases and how to provide the best possible treatment to their patients. Thus, attending the seminars increases your knowledge of orthodontics. You feel more confident about your skill base and your practice and also get personal satisfaction from your practice. Orthodontic education can help increase the standard of care provided to your patients. Online Orthodontic Courses
While attending the orthodontic seminars a detailed discussion on several subjects such as contemporary orthodontic techniques, diagnosis, and treatment planning and mechanics, are taught. Additionally, you get an opportunity to attend the lectures of internationally renowned speakers who are well known for their advancement of orthodontic treatment.
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2020.10.28 06:44 TheRealRyuuji Dell Computer Driving Me Insane

(IDK if the flair is right)
Alright so...
I got this laptop from my uncle
I no longer know how to fix this "no bootable device found"
I run a diagnostic test and it tells me there is no HARD DRIVE which I don't understand because as I've looked up videos and pulled off the bottom of my laptop and fixed what they told me to do.
(Yes I googled this and I've tried all solutions that are said on the internet)
I turned on my computer after getting it in the mail. I turned it on and if I remember correctly, it stated that the software was out of date. Can't remember if that is the hard drive specifically or not. However, after doing research, all of the videos tell me to hit f2 or f12 and change the boot options. I change the boot options.
It's always change to UEFI or Legacy boot. Then change things to enable legacy boot ROMS.
I'm just trying to type up a paper in bed. If anyone knows how to fix this, then please help because I'm tired of sitting at my desktop 24/7 to do homework.
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2020.10.28 06:29 TheRealRyuuji Dell laptop Driving Me Insane

Alright so...
I got this laptop from my uncle
I no longer know how to fix this "no bootable device found"
I run a diagnostic test and it tells me there is no HARD DRIVE which I don't understand because as I've looked up videos and pulled off the bottom of my laptop and fixed what they told me to do.
(Yes I googled this and I've tried all solutions that are said on the internet)
I turned on my computer after getting it in the mail. I turned it on and if I remember correctly, it stated that the software was out of date. Can't remember if that is the hard drive specifically or not. However, after doing research, all of the videos tell me to hit f2 or f12 and change the boot options. I change the boot options.
It's always change to UEFI or Legacy boot. Then change things to enable legacy boot ROMS.
I'm just trying to type up a paper in bed. If anyone knows how to fix this, then please help because I'm tired of sitting at my desktop 24/7 to do homework.
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2020.10.28 05:47 GladPen 3,462 Days

What are years? Nine and a half years, not quite made a decent decade, but nearly 3.5k days. A decade sounds like so very long. 27 to 37. From youth to nearing 40. From fertile to "Am-I-pre-menopausal?" From healthy to chronic illness. Engagement to alone. Family to so very far away. A triplex with a well-kept yard with a gorgeous garden, my own kitchen, living room, bedroom, foyer. To a ministudio with six feet wide in many places. Overlooking two highways, noise pollution, air pollution
But YOU were there. For most of those thousands of days, and it doesn't sound so long when it's in days, not when we think of years as 365 days. It seems like there would be more. Like 500,000.
Oh, how I spent those days. Some working, but mostly not, some with friends, but mostly not. Pain-ridden, trauma-hidden, slowly seeking ever more a substitute for love. Often alcohol but sedating pills were pushed on me by doctors. I voiced my concerns over how they blurred days and months together. How I lost memories or couldn't think, and stopped driving. How often I searched out for humans to distract my self-hatred, my anger, my fatigue. Always online or trying to make phone calls, or thinking of others. Especially these last 800 days.
But YOU were there. Sometimes I was away, and once you were away, but almost all of those days you were there. All the nights next to me, unless it was boiling hot or the nights my ex-fiance as over. You. You were there. I loved you so much. You loved me emphatically. Any love I gave you you shone back at me tenfold. You lit up. The more I cuddled, the more you asked.
You adopted me, after all. You chose me. I didn't step inside the shelter to adopt, but you followed me, into my dreams,telling me. "You will not be okay if you don't adopt me" You said.
I wouldn't have been. I developed suicidal ideation, often spontaneous, heightened by chronic illness and loneliness. So many nights it got so close. But somebody had to take care of you. You weren't supposed to live more than a few years, after all. They said you were 12. Later, they said you were 8.
I gave you medical care, but in between you remained so healthy and young looking. It got so easy to take you for granted. I loved you like the sun, I often looked and thought about how much lovelier our lives would be if I poured my anguish and loneliness into cuddles and kisses more often.
But. Addictions are insidious. So many of those thousands of days, under influence. Oh, my sunshine. And when I held you I wondered how many times I would hold you. It filled me with dread, the count-down. I was going to discuss it with a counselor; my history of thinking of saying goodbye with the elderly instead of focusing on the now. But you were there. You were there. You were there.
You loved me no matter how drunk, angry, or lonely I was. SO much time spent looking for human companionship. Each night I'd wrap you in my arms and think, "This is the real thing. This is the real love. It's here, next to me, whenever I am home. All I have to do is reach out and be present in my mind. You love when I kiss you, sing to you, murmur to you. You listen while I talk all day. The love is sprinkled throughout the day, but with so many hours either not sober or not clear-headed, just what if I spent those hours with you?"
I cared for your new illness this summer, but I also fell to drinking. There was construction outside my apartment 12 hours a day. It was 86 degrees in my apartment, but going outside was discouraged. There was smoke outside. I fell so ill I stopped smoking. I drank so many nights away and skipped my sleep medications, that I noticed that I felt better the following days hungover and sleepless, then if I'd taken the medications sober.
I tried going off the medication that takes my memories of the last two years, but the side effects were just as bad as they say, and this world is scary. I did notice myself losing anger at others. Its my own fault I am lonely. Its my own fault, somehow, I noticed in isolation, that I let myself be housebound in the first place. That I hid away in fear. Somehow seeing everyone struggle the way I had the last two years, in this stupid city, in this apartment so small there's no comfortable furniture to cuddle, just an old bed and a computer chair and a cat chair for you.I was going to move back home. Where I could get a larger place and where the world was ever so slightly quieter, the air quality wonderful. I was waiting for prices to drop in the winter.
I got a scooter and explored the city. It is full of scenic vies but the tourist spots are mostly run down, and everyone is either rich as fuck, poor as me, or a techie. Gone are the artists. The writers. But. You were there, my baby boy. I sang to you our song. Did I sing daily? I called you all the pet names. I could never find a hairbrush. In those last months, even the nights I started falling on the ground for hours, I was waking up. You were there.I was learning to exercise you, medicate you, feed you healthy foods and researching future car.e The doctors told me to keep drinking until I could detox. I detoxxed with Valium. I relapsed two nights. The last week, I read a book that changed my view of grief and sobriety. The internet was out and my phone broken. My tarot cards kept reading "live in the moment and be still" I read that book with you, cried on your fur. I tapered off my medications. You received medications.
I realized that the internet and tv and / or constantly seeking human companionship was nothing compared to cuddling you for a few hours. I made a pact. No more dating until I get help. No more toxic employee that gave me panic attacks. No more self-medicating. I would quarantining the winter cuddled up with you, with books, with writing and music. I got the internet and tv back. My ex-fiance came over and gave you fluids and cuddled you while we watched tv. We tried to have sex, I fooled around with myself after; watching Fleabag in one go. It got too late to take my meds. We slept under my brand new white duvet in newly washed sheets. I woke up to you hungry. I sliced my finger open on the can and didn't notice, staining my duvet red. I cuddled you, unusually, in bed for an hour. You loved that. I got up and did whatever .Coffee and internet. I began watching something that I watched to give me joy. I wanted to get to a pausing point, I went a bit further. We cuddled off and on. You slept in your chair. You got hungry, but were held strictly to your diet for the third day after a lapse. I was really trying to wait a whole 8 hours. I kept telling you no, in a little while. Also, I told you, this internet catch up is one day ... it was the first day we had to ourselves in two weeks, I was starting our cuddle-the winter-wireless pact after dark. I held you and kissed you and looked out on the autumnal trees, thinking of how I wanted to take a walk, and should brush my teeth. "It's your last autumn" I thought. You asked for food. I caved a bit, and told you, after my walk. In twenty minutes. It would be 7 hours then, close enough. You looked at me with sad, sad eyes. You fell asleep on a self-heating mat right before I was going to pet you. I was going to step out for my walk, but had a stray thought to call my parents. You got up, and collapsed. In one more day, I had to let you go, with kisses, with songs, with murmurs and begging for forgiveness.
That I didn't understand that we don't get 20 minutes, not when we already had 3,462 days. We don't get to choose when to start loving sober, loving our all, living our all. The universe takes it away in a moment. I had known I was ill for a while. I knew you were perfect and well-behaved. I told myself if I couldn't get my shit together before you passed, not only could I never have a cat again, I couldn't have kids. How could I? You were nearly perfect in every way. Everyone said what a gentleman you were. And I fuck that up, still? In the last day, I was off my meds, I even lapsed on the one that steals my memories and emotions. I came back to myself and held out until I knew it was dangerous to stay off of. "I'm sorry, Sebastian, I have to go away again," I said. "But now that I am off of the medication that made me so ill, I can tolerate the side effects of going of of this one. What do you say we do that? I'll be back again soon. I promise."
That last day, the first in weeks I wasn't consumed with anger and fear and PTSD over a toxic employee who wore the same masks daily until he was called out, for them falling apart, because he laundered the surgical masks and wouldn't wear cloth. WHo I was told I had to give notice instead of fire. Sebastian, I told you he would be gone in November, and no one new was coming because my medical conditions made me susceptible to dying from Covid. We were going to go it alone. I looked forward to it so much. The quiet nights, the warmth and clear-headed cuddles. The knowledge that your last months would be filled with love and warmth, and that you would take those memories with you as you passed.
You decided to give me a life lesson. Just because there were 3, 462 days does not mean I would get one more. Not even 20 minutes. That's your final lesson to me, I know it.
I kept my promise. I don't touch the meds or alcohol. I don't even take the xanax they gave me.The employee's last day is next week. I have symptoms of a cold, it could be covid. I spend my days home, sober, clear-headed, alone.
Because that's just it. How in the last 90-0days when all had left me, I had become obsessed with not being alone? And you were there, you were there, you were there. I was never alone.
NOW I'm alone. And I have to stay alone, at least a while, a winter, let's say. I have to learn to be alone, clear-headed, writing, reading, silent, still. I went to the cat cafe. None of the cats were like you. I sat down and one of the cats jumped on my lap and hugged himself to me. Hugged himself against my heart and shoulder and wouldn't let go. Until I hugged him back for several minutes. He kissed me over my mask, over and over, how I had trained you to kiss, but also my face and nose. He nuzzled me and head-butted just like you. Precisely like you. The employee I'd been discussing you over was amazed.
I wasn't. You were there.
Next week, you'll come home, in a cherry oak box and someday you'll be made partially into glass or perhaps sprinkled into a tattoo, and your box will be with me always, god willing, I'll wrap it up so it doesn't get dusty. I wish the laundry had not been done. My ex fiance, who gave you such comfort in your final day, took the blankets you slept on and now they smell like him. I stay under the new duvet where I remember you last. I thought I'd want to spend nights elsewhere but being here gives me some sort of comfort. Finding stray hairs, running my hand over where you lay. It doesn't smell like you, but you were there. In the final weeks, too, I'd had two dreams of you being asked to be let go. You were losing function of your back legs. I made a doctor's appointment to discuss any final comforts or remedies. I tried to tell people. They said you were fine. The night you were in the hospital, I dreamt I was in an airport, having come from a foreign land. The middle-eaten land had people in robes and turbans, and I had walked by carts of interesting food and past people playing instruments I'd never seen. There were many new adventures to be had. It was very interesting. Still, I felt guilty leaving loved ones. They wanted me home. But a man in a robe beckoned me. He had an old-fashioned loaf of bread.
I'm not Christian, but ..
A few nights later, I dreamt you were still alive, but I had to euthanize you without guilt, because you hadn't had a stroke, you had your front legs amputated (and healed, not graphic.) If you couldn't use your front legs, how could I feel guilty? I had to let you go. I woke up, thinking, ruefully, "sure, if he lost his front legs ..." And then I remembered you lost the function of your back legs, more quickly, in the last two weeks. And nobody believed me, because you pretended to be fine when they were around. How medicating you and keeping the heat up high barely kept you content. How I knew in my heart that the appointment I had made for you was the final appointment to discuss your comfort before analyzing your quality of life.
I knew. And you chose. You chose a few days before my birthday, and Samhain, to honor the dead. So that I wouldn't be alone after, so that you wouldn't hurt from the cold that comes the week of my birthday and lasts 6 months. You knew when I gave up drinking, it wasn't for me. It was so I could come home to you. And going off those medications was so I could stay clear-headed and pain-free.
My memories are so jumbled except for that day, because I wasn't on the medication that steals my memories. Please forgive me for staying on it this winter. I need it for winter pain, and it keeps me from thinking too hard about covid, or fear, or ... loneliness. I stay sober.I try to be present for others. And that man? I started being assertive with him. Without apologies. I stood my ground with an angry cashier, and my father. If I had fired that man, I would have relaxed those last two weeks, but that was a lesson from you, too.
Do you see it? Are you here? When I sang to you, when I kissed you and asked for forgiveness in the vet's office, you blinked such love at me. You communicated "Forgive you for what? I was so happy."
I hope you were. I hope you are here. Please be here,sometimes. It took me so many years and two months of tapering, but. I am here. The apartment is cold, quiet, still. The computer's not often on. No artificial voices. I spent the last few / several years trying so hard to not be alone. And you were there. So now here I am. Learning to be alone. Are you here?
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2020.10.27 22:15 MrBanMan17 The Evidence for Christ and the Bible

It is often stated that you can never prove the existence of God, that this is impossible to prove as no direct evidence is ever possible. Let us begin by asking, what is evidence?
The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
Evidence does not always need to be direct evidence, which is to say you can hold it in your hand, see it with your own eyes. Evidence, as seen by the definition above, is simply a group of facts which supports a belief or hypothesis. We see it all the time in science where something is validated even though no human was able to see it, touch it, or hold it. Let us review the examples of such things which are believed to exist by just about every human alive today:
  1. Gravity - Can you see gravity? Can you touch it? You certainly cannot, but you can see the effects of it consistently and through this indirect evidence we all know it to be real.
  2. Sub-atomic particles - Has anyone ever seen something so small with their own eye? Ever been able to feel it in their hands? Of course not, we have various measurement instruments which tell us of the effects of these things; interactions with other particles, energy emitted, etc.. But no direct evidence. Fairly recently the Atomic Force Microscope was invented which nearly allows us to see atoms, yet this is still indirect as we are measuring the movement of a cantilever to infer the existence and position of these atoms. Regardless, what about smaller particles, the quark, for example?
  3. Electricity - Though we can see lightning storms, we cannot see the electricity flowing through our household electronics that we use on a daily basis. Yet we know that it is there when we turn the lights on.
  4. Black Holes - Up until recently, we never even had hard data showing that these things were real, yet who denied their existence? We were convinced of them by the theories and indirect evidence we saw in the universe. Even the recent photo was stitched together from countless different observatories, far from what we would normally think of with a camera.
  5. Consciousness - Science has not even begun to understand the mysteries of this, and yet we all know that it is real and that we all have it.
  6. Love - Can you see it? Not directly, but we see it when we see someone defending someone else, risking their life for them with no other explicable motivation. We see it with parents staying up night after night for years with their children, patiently nurturing them for no benefit of their own, but for the sole benefit of the child whom they love dearly.
  7. Morality - Again can you see it directly? Of course not, yet we see it in the reaction of people. We see it all around us in the justice system, police, defense of the innocent.
These are just to name a few, but we can see that it is not unreasonable to believe something that you cannot see, touch, or hold in your hand. Yet when God is brought up, it is illogical, blind faith? Certainly not! Let us discuss then the indirect evidence for God:
Morality, Conscience - Evolution tells us that these are the result of millions of years of random change. But if all is random, shouldn't different groups of people have different moral codes? This is not what we see, we see that across the world, stealing, lying, cheating, adultery, jealousy, and murder are all viewed negatively and as evil acts in most circumstances. What are the 10 commandments of the Bible?
  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor’s.”
These are universally considered to be moral codes by every society which is known to have existed. Why such synchronism for a world which should be random? Why do we all feel the same things?
If evolution is true, and the individual cares for nothing more than its own survival, or even that of its family, why do people ever care about risking their lives for complete strangers? Extending help when there is absolutely no chance of receiving payment for such deeds?
Why do we not only have external societal laws, but internal laws within our hearts, which we call conscience? Do we not all feel guilty when we have done something wrong? When we have stolen something for our own profit, with no chance of being caught, yet we still feel it. When we lie, having told no one of this lie and still, we feel guilty of it. The guilt can consume you at time, and drive you to action, in righting a wrong you have committed. Where do these systems come from that are within all of us? Surely this does not contribute to our own survival more often than not, it would more likely to be beneficial to continue to lie and steal and cheat whenever possible.
If the world around us then is non-random, then this means that there is an intelligent design behind it. And if this is true, that intelligence is God.
Religion - Between Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, there are 5.9 billion people currently in the world who believe in spiritual entities, mainly God or gods which created the world and sustain everything around us. Why would so many people believe in something if there were not some truth to it? What drives this belief? But this supports the idea of a spiritual world, not that Christianity is the truth. So which one is correct, if any?
Fallen World - One of the primary beliefs in Christianity, the one which tells us that we need a Savior in the first place, is that human nature is one of great evil and that each and every human is evil and in need of God for salvation, being unable to be good on their own. All other religions teach works based salvation, where the individual must performs these works routinely in order to maintain salvation, and that you are never sure of whether you will make it to eternal paradise until you die. Christianity is just the opposite, that the individual can never atone for their sin, and that we do not need to, that anyone who is willing to accept Him into your life, the sin has already been atoned for us by Jesus Christ. But to accept this, you must accept that you are not a good person, contrary to popular belief, and you must repent of your sins.
Well, what does the evidence show us? What do we see in the world around us? Do we see a good, peaceful world, full of good people? Or do we see a world in which law and order are required to be maintained in order to prevent the world from descending into chaos? Do we see riots and looting in cities across the country, burning down buildings and pulling down statues, and the police being pulled back? Do we see complex legal codes, justice and penal systems in place to also maintain law and order? Do you feel safe to leave your valuable possessions on the front seat of your car for all to see? Do you feel safe to leave your children with strangers? Do you feel safe to leave your front door unlocked while you sleep at night?
The world around us continuously confirms, as does history, the story that Christianity tells us contrary to what everyone else tells us.
Personal Testimonies - These you may believe or not believe, but they certainly exist whether real or fabricated. People have stories all the time of miracles in their lives, near death experiences, seeing demons, answered prayers, and visions or dreams which come true, among other things which all are attributed to God. You can search online for an endless number of these accounts, some undoubtedly are fake, but are they all?
I have had my own experiences, which you can read here - Demons Are Real
Church History, Martyrs - I am sure you have all heard of the apostles of Jesus Christ all being killed for their beliefs. Peter the apostle was crucified upside down as he deemed himself unworthy of dying in the same manner as Christ. As with any historical event, we cannot "prove" this with direct evidence, but here is a site which discusses some of the evidence - Evidence for Peter's Crucifixion.
What drove these men to be so willing to die for the name of Jesus Christ? They must have seen something that spurred their belief. If you believe the Bible, all of the apostles saw various miracles performed by Christ, including seeing Him alive after He was crucified and buried in a tomb.
The Bible - The Bible is a special book. It gives us many first hand accounts of miracles of God, one of them being the death and resurrection of Christ. Shall we discount this historical text simply because it claims things which seem to many to be impossible? What truly makes these things impossible for a God who is outside of the laws of physics which He created?
Did you know that it is the highest selling book of all time? Did you also know that it is also the highest selling book each and every year? Why do you think that is? It does not necessarily prove anything one way or the other, though it does seem meaningful in some way. How about the fame of the book? Have you ever met someone who does not know of the Biblical Flood? How about someone who did not know who Jesus Christ was? Again, this is not necessarily evidence that it is true, though it is evidence of something special about the book.
This book is a first hand account, eyewitness testimony, as previously mentioned. There is an entire book of it! Because of the claims that this book makes, it has come, and continues to be, under intense scrutiny greater than any other historical text. And it is just that, a historical text. It is only viewed differently than other documents due to its content, and for no other reason. This is incredible bias and has no place in science.
The gospels, especially Luke which was written for this purpose, provides us with eyewitness testimonies of the life, miracles, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Paul even mentions that over 500 early Christians witnessed the resurrected Jesus all at the same time. Are all of these people crazy? Have they made these things up? As previously mentioned, they certainly believed what they wrote enough to die for it, at the very least.
Evidence which corroborates the Bible - Contrary to popular belief and suppressed by mainstream science, there is actually a host of findings which not only discredit evolution and the old earth theory, but actually support the stories told from the Bible as true history:
As the rock layers stand, it is quite obvious these layers were placed abruptly on top of one another. This supports the Flood theory of the Bible, where the entire earth was catastrophically flooded and sediment was moved on top of more sediment from different parts of the world. This is discussed further here - No Gradual Erosion.
Biblical Prophecy - This is a big one, and cannot be explained by any means other than supernatural ones. There have been countless predictions made by the writings in the Bible, fulfilled in both later writings within the Bible and also in the 2,000 years since its completion.
The truth is, despite what the world will tell you, that there is in fact evidence of God, of Jesus Christ. His followers do not have blind faith. There is immense evidence, both personal and shared, which tell show us the effects of Jesus Christ. The truth is, that if you honestly seek truth and do not reject the idea that there is a God who died for your sins for the simple reason that you do not like it, this will be revealed to you in time. Ask Him for help, and believe that He may do it, not simply performing an empty exercise to say you tried and He did not answer you, then He shall certainly answer you.
Seek truth, and you shall find it, and it shall set you free. Call on the name of Jesus Christ, for help, for guidance, for truth, and He will show you all things.
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2020.10.27 22:14 MrBanMan17 The Evidence For Christ

It is often stated that you can never prove the existence of God, that this is impossible to prove as no direct evidence is ever possible. Let us begin by asking, what is evidence?
The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
Evidence does not always need to be direct evidence, which is to say you can hold it in your hand, see it with your own eyes. Evidence, as seen by the definition above, is simply a group of facts which supports a belief or hypothesis. We see it all the time in science where something is validated even though no human was able to see it, touch it, or hold it. Let us review the examples of such things which are believed to exist by just about every human alive today:
  1. Gravity - Can you see gravity? Can you touch it? You certainly cannot, but you can see the effects of it consistently and through this indirect evidence we all know it to be real.
  2. Sub-atomic particles - Has anyone ever seen something so small with their own eye? Ever been able to feel it in their hands? Of course not, we have various measurement instruments which tell us of the effects of these things; interactions with other particles, energy emitted, etc.. But no direct evidence. Fairly recently the Atomic Force Microscope was invented which nearly allows us to see atoms, yet this is still indirect as we are measuring the movement of a cantilever to infer the existence and position of these atoms. Regardless, what about smaller particles, the quark, for example?
  3. Electricity - Though we can see lightning storms, we cannot see the electricity flowing through our household electronics that we use on a daily basis. Yet we know that it is there when we turn the lights on.
  4. Black Holes - Up until recently, we never even had hard data showing that these things were real, yet who denied their existence? We were convinced of them by the theories and indirect evidence we saw in the universe. Even the recent photo was stitched together from countless different observatories, far from what we would normally think of with a camera.
  5. Consciousness - Science has not even begun to understand the mysteries of this, and yet we all know that it is real and that we all have it.
  6. Love - Can you see it? Not directly, but we see it when we see someone defending someone else, risking their life for them with no other explicable motivation. We see it with parents staying up night after night for years with their children, patiently nurturing them for no benefit of their own, but for the sole benefit of the child whom they love dearly.
  7. Morality - Again can you see it directly? Of course not, yet we see it in the reaction of people. We see it all around us in the justice system, police, defense of the innocent.
These are just to name a few, but we can see that it is not unreasonable to believe something that you cannot see, touch, or hold in your hand. Yet when God is brought up, it is illogical, blind faith? Certainly not! Let us discuss then the indirect evidence for God:
Morality, Conscience - Evolution tells us that these are the result of millions of years of random change. But if all is random, shouldn't different groups of people have different moral codes? This is not what we see, we see that across the world, stealing, lying, cheating, adultery, jealousy, and murder are all viewed negatively and as evil acts in most circumstances. What are the 10 commandments of the Bible?
  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor’s.”
These are universally considered to be moral codes by every society which is known to have existed. Why such synchronism for a world which should be random? Why do we all feel the same things?
If evolution is true, and the individual cares for nothing more than its own survival, or even that of its family, why do people ever care about risking their lives for complete strangers? Extending help when there is absolutely no chance of receiving payment for such deeds?
Why do we not only have external societal laws, but internal laws within our hearts, which we call conscience? Do we not all feel guilty when we have done something wrong? When we have stolen something for our own profit, with no chance of being caught, yet we still feel it. When we lie, having told no one of this lie and still, we feel guilty of it. The guilt can consume you at time, and drive you to action, in righting a wrong you have committed. Where do these systems come from that are within all of us? Surely this does not contribute to our own survival more often than not, it would more likely to be beneficial to continue to lie and steal and cheat whenever possible.
If the world around us then is non-random, then this means that there is an intelligent design behind it. And if this is true, that intelligence is God.
Religion - Between Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, there are 5.9 billion people currently in the world who believe in spiritual entities, mainly God or gods which created the world and sustain everything around us. Why would so many people believe in something if there were not some truth to it? What drives this belief? But this supports the idea of a spiritual world, not that Christianity is the truth. So which one is correct, if any?
Fallen World - One of the primary beliefs in Christianity, the one which tells us that we need a Savior in the first place, is that human nature is one of great evil and that each and every human is evil and in need of God for salvation, being unable to be good on their own. All other religions teach works based salvation, where the individual must performs these works routinely in order to maintain salvation, and that you are never sure of whether you will make it to eternal paradise until you die. Christianity is just the opposite, that the individual can never atone for their sin, and that we do not need to, that anyone who is willing to accept Him into your life, the sin has already been atoned for us by Jesus Christ. But to accept this, you must accept that you are not a good person, contrary to popular belief, and you must repent of your sins.
Well, what does the evidence show us? What do we see in the world around us? Do we see a good, peaceful world, full of good people? Or do we see a world in which law and order are required to be maintained in order to prevent the world from descending into chaos? Do we see riots and looting in cities across the country, burning down buildings and pulling down statues, and the police being pulled back? Do we see complex legal codes, justice and penal systems in place to also maintain law and order? Do you feel safe to leave your valuable possessions on the front seat of your car for all to see? Do you feel safe to leave your children with strangers? Do you feel safe to leave your front door unlocked while you sleep at night?
The world around us continuously confirms, as does history, the story that Christianity tells us contrary to what everyone else tells us.
Personal Testimonies - These you may believe or not believe, but they certainly exist whether real or fabricated. People have stories all the time of miracles in their lives, near death experiences, seeing demons, answered prayers, and visions or dreams which come true, among other things which all are attributed to God. You can search online for an endless number of these accounts, some undoubtedly are fake, but are they all?
I have had my own experiences, which you can read here - Demons Are Real
Church History, Martyrs - I am sure you have all heard of the apostles of Jesus Christ all being killed for their beliefs. Peter the apostle was crucified upside down as he deemed himself unworthy of dying in the same manner as Christ. As with any historical event, we cannot "prove" this with direct evidence, but here is a site which discusses some of the evidence - Evidence for Peter's Crucifixion.
What drove these men to be so willing to die for the name of Jesus Christ? They must have seen something that spurred their belief. If you believe the Bible, all of the apostles saw various miracles performed by Christ, including seeing Him alive after He was crucified and buried in a tomb.
The Bible - The Bible is a special book. It gives us many first hand accounts of miracles of God, one of them being the death and resurrection of Christ. Shall we discount this historical text simply because it claims things which seem to many to be impossible? What truly makes these things impossible for a God who is outside of the laws of physics which He created?
Did you know that it is the highest selling book of all time? Did you also know that it is also the highest selling book each and every year? Why do you think that is? It does not necessarily prove anything one way or the other, though it does seem meaningful in some way. How about the fame of the book? Have you ever met someone who does not know of the Biblical Flood? How about someone who did not know who Jesus Christ was? Again, this is not necessarily evidence that it is true, though it is evidence of something special about the book.
This book is a first hand account, eyewitness testimony, as previously mentioned. There is an entire book of it! Because of the claims that this book makes, it has come, and continues to be, under intense scrutiny greater than any other historical text. And it is just that, a historical text. It is only viewed differently than other documents due to its content, and for no other reason. This is incredible bias and has no place in science.
The gospels, especially Luke which was written for this purpose, provides us with eyewitness testimonies of the life, miracles, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Paul even mentions that over 500 early Christians witnessed the resurrected Jesus all at the same time. Are all of these people crazy? Have they made these things up? As previously mentioned, they certainly believed what they wrote enough to die for it, at the very least.
Evidence which corroborates the Bible - Contrary to popular belief and suppressed by mainstream science, there is actually a host of findings which not only discredit evolution and the old earth theory, but actually support the stories told from the Bible as true history:
As the rock layers stand, it is quite obvious these layers were placed abruptly on top of one another. This supports the Flood theory of the Bible, where the entire earth was catastrophically flooded and sediment was moved on top of more sediment from different parts of the world. This is discussed further here - No Gradual Erosion.
Biblical Prophecy - This is a big one, and cannot be explained by any means other than supernatural ones. There have been countless predictions made by the writings in the Bible, fulfilled in both later writings within the Bible and also in the 2,000 years since its completion.
The truth is, despite what the world will tell you, that there is in fact evidence of God, of Jesus Christ. His followers do not have blind faith. There is immense evidence, both personal and shared, which tell show us the effects of Jesus Christ. The truth is, that if you honestly seek truth and do not reject the idea that there is a God who died for your sins for the simple reason that you do not like it, this will be revealed to you in time. Ask Him for help, and believe that He may do it, not simply performing an empty exercise to say you tried and He did not answer you, then He shall certainly answer you.
Seek truth, and you shall find it, and it shall set you free. Call on the name of Jesus Christ, for help, for guidance, for truth, and He will show you all things.
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2020.10.27 21:50 sailrjerry Aptitude

Hey everyone!
This is a copy and paste from another subreddit I posted on, but it entirely applies to this one as well.
Before I move on, I would like to acknowledge the impact this subreddit has had on me. I don't want to overstate it, because it has only been about a week and a half, but since I stumbled upon this beautiful community I have been on something of a rampage in ridding myself of distractions. I got rid of the internet browsers on my phone, and I primarily use my computer for research, school, and other essentials. (Reddit is one of a couple of my indulgences.) I'm unsure if I have had what would be called an addiction to the internet/social media, but it has negatively impacted my life in so many ways. I was a bad student in high school and junior high because I decided that watching porn and going on Myspace and Facebook were far more important; I had little interest in my studies, and I really think that it stunted by emotional and relational growth. When I joined the Navy, I spent far more time on the internet and social media than I should have, and my career suffered for it. Now that I am out and in college, I find myself in a familiar place. The only time in my life that I had chosen to disconnect from the Matrix for an extended period of time was about two years ago, when I enrolled in online school while I was working full time.
I have never had a GPA so high.
I ended up with a 3.7 GPA, which allowed me to transfer to a good, small private university in Southern California, as well as gain admission into their honors college. Since I believed that I had my impulsive streak under control, I thought that it wouldn't hurt to go back on social media. I couldn't have been more wrong.
I arrived at my new school that fall, full of hope and excitement for this new chapter in my life. I ended up having a massive panic attack due to unresolved social anxiety issues that were only exacerbated (and in some ways caused) by the years that I had spent engulfed in social media and the internet. I also started a new, ill-fated relationship with someone who lived 15 hours away from me, and our primary mode of communication was (you guessed it!) social media. My grades suffered as a result, but I wasn't in the hole yet. Just before winter break, I thought of a plan to completely change myself, to rewire my brain. I bought a paper dictionary so I wouldn't have to unnecessarily use the internet. I resolved to spend more time in the library and to make use of the hundreds of thousands of books that I had (and that we all have!) at my disposal. And finally, I disappeared from social media.
This lasted two weeks.
I couldn't take the loneliness I felt, and I knew I was spiraling out of control. Still reeling from the effects of my panic attack and subsequent anxiety, I was already in a delicate state, and felt that I had nothing to turn to. I was ill-prepared for my courses in calculus and physics (during the six-month period in which I wasn't on social media, I had also taught myself algebra 1 and 2. I had to go back to 7th grade math on Khan Academy because I hardly understood how fractions worked. If I had stayed off of social media, I would have been able to move on to trigonometry, which is absolutely essential if one wants to succeed in calculus and physics.) Then, because when it rains it pours, the pandemic hit. I lost all motivation to succeed in school, and spent an average of 8-10 hours a day on the internet and social media. I failed calculus 2 and was forced to withdraw from my other science classes, since I was going to fail them as well. The only classes that I did well in were my honors classes, both of which I received an A with distinction. Not that this made a difference. I have never been so depressed in my life.
I spent my summer in this weird state of suspension. I have felt rudderless before, but never without a sail. I was just... existing. No feeling of deep desire for the present or future. For the first time in my life I felt as if I had no direction, since external things (military, high school, parents) had always provided that for me, and the one time I tried my hand at the helm, I utterly failed. I had changed majors to business, and I failed those classes as well. I simply did not care an ounce.
Things started to look up once I changed majors again. What had drawn me to this school was their renown for teaching philosophy and theology, but I had chosen to study engineering instead, out of mindfulness for future job prospects. After all, they say that the difference between a pizza and a theologian is that a pizza can feed a family of four. At this point, I didn't care. I'm not sure how many of you are spiritual or religious, but I felt led to make this decision. Every time I had made a decision by this leading it ended up serving me well, so I chose not to question it. I love what I am studying now; it fills me with so much joy. And for the first time I am able to move forward without feeling like I have to know where I am going. To say that this is blissful is an understatement.
Yet, the problem of the internet and social media persists. Well, until a week and a half ago.
Just in the last ten days, my attention span has increased considerably, and I am noticing things around me that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. I quantified this by doing the pomodoro technique. If you are unfamiliar with this, it goes as follows: set a timer for 25 minutes. During this time you will focus on whatever you need to, and once the timer goes off, take a 5 minute break. Repeat this three more times. At the end of this interval, take a 30 minute break. Work to increase your focus intervals. When I first started, I could hardly focus for 20 minutes at a time. Now I can focus for 35 minute intervals, and this week I am set to increase to 40 minutes.
This was a long way to set the stage for what I came here to ask, but it was helpful for me to recount the past couple of years in this frame. So if you made it this far, thank you.
Here are my questions: How do I discover what I am good at? How do I figure out what my aptitudes are? Before, I never engaged with anything for any meaningful length of time, so I'm still unsure of where my strengths lie. I have faint ideas of what I desire and what I can possibly excel at, but nothing is concrete.
And how do I learn to talk to girls? I'm 25 years old and I still struggle to form relationships with women, even platonic ones. I have had a couple of girlfriends, but I met them through dating apps, and one through a mutual friend, but she already knew who I was so I didn't really have to do any groundwork there. I suspect that not watching porn will help me out with this, but that will take a while, and it won't give me a sense of confidence that is necessary in forming romantic relationships.
Thank you to those who have read this whole story, and thank you in advance for your replies! I am fairly busy so it will take me some time to get you you guys, but I promise to get to you nonetheless.
Edit: grammar.
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2020.10.27 21:47 sailrjerry Aptitude

Hey everyone!
Before I move on, I would like to acknowledge the impact this subreddit has had on me. I don't want to overstate it, because it has only been about a week and a half, but since I stumbled upon this beautiful community I have been on something of a rampage in ridding myself of distractions. I got rid of the internet browsers on my phone, and I primarily use my computer for research, school, and other essentials. (Reddit is one of a couple of my indulgences.) I'm unsure if I have had what would be called an addiction to the internet/social media, but it has negatively impacted my life in so many ways. I was a bad student in high school and junior high because I decided that watching porn and going on Myspace and Facebook were far more important; I had little interest in my studies, and I really think that it stunted by emotional and relational growth. When I joined the Navy, I spent far more time on the internet and social media than I should have, and my career suffered for it. Now that I am out and in college, I find myself in a familiar place. The only time in my life that I had chosen to disconnect from the Matrix for an extended period of time was about two years ago, when I enrolled in online school while I was working full time.
I have never had a GPA so high.
I ended up with a 3.7 GPA, which allowed me to transfer to a good, small private university in Southern California, as well as gain admission into their honors college. Since I believed that I had my impulsive streak under control, I thought that it wouldn't hurt to go back on social media. I couldn't have been more wrong.
I arrived at my new school that fall, full of hope and excitement for this new chapter in my life. I ended up having a massive panic attack due to unresolved social anxiety issues that were only exacerbated (and in some ways caused) by the years that I had spent engulfed in social media and the internet. I also started a new, ill-fated relationship with someone who lived 15 hours away from me, and our primary mode of communication was (you guessed it!) social media. My grades suffered as a result, but I wasn't in the hole yet. Just before winter break, I thought of a plan to completely change myself, to rewire my brain. I bought a paper dictionary so I wouldn't have to unnecessarily use the internet. I resolved to spend more time in the library and to make use of the hundreds of thousands of books that I had (and that we all have!) at my disposal. And finally, I disappeared from social media.
This lasted two weeks.
I couldn't take the loneliness I felt, and I knew I was spiraling out of control. Still reeling from the effects of my panic attack and subsequent anxiety, I was already in a delicate state, and felt that I had nothing to turn to. I was ill-prepared for my courses in calculus and physics (during the six-month period in which I wasn't on social media, I had also taught myself algebra 1 and 2. I had to go back to 7th grade math on Khan Academy because I hardly understood how fractions worked. If I had stayed off of social media, I would have been able to move on to trigonometry, which is absolutely essential if one wants to succeed in calculus and physics.) Then, because when it rains it pours, the pandemic hit. I lost all motivation to succeed in school, and spent an average of 8-10 hours a day on the internet and social media. I failed calculus 2 and was forced to withdraw from my other science classes, since I was going to fail them as well. The only classes that I did well in were my honors classes, both of which I received an A with distinction. Not that this made a difference. I have never been so depressed in my life.
I spent my summer in this weird state of suspension. I have felt rudderless before, but never without a sail. I was just... existing. No feeling of deep desire for the present or future. For the first time in my life I felt as if I had no direction, since external things (military, high school, parents) had always provided that for me, and the one time I tried my hand at the helm, I utterly failed. I had changed majors to business, and I failed those classes as well. I simply did not care an ounce.
Things started to look up once I changed majors again. What had drawn me to this school was their renown for teaching philosophy and theology, but I had chosen to study engineering instead, out of mindfulness for future job prospects. After all, they say that the difference between a pizza and a theologian is that a pizza can feed a family of four. At this point, I didn't care. I'm not sure how many of you are spiritual or religious, but I felt led to make this decision. Every time I had made a decision by this leading it ended up serving me well, so I chose not to question it. I love what I am studying now; it fills me with so much joy. And for the first time I am able to move forward without feeling like I have to know where I am going. To say that this is blissful is an understatement.
Yet, the problem of the internet and social media persists. Well, until a week and a half ago.
Just in the last ten days, my attention span has increased considerably, and I am noticing things around me that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. I quantified this by doing the pomodoro technique. If you are unfamiliar with this, it goes as follows: set a timer for 25 minutes. During this time you will focus on whatever you need to, and once the timer goes off, take a 5 minute break. Repeat this three more times. At the end of this interval, take a 30 minute break. Work to increase your focus intervals. When I first started, I could hardly focus for 20 minutes at a time. Now I can focus for 35 minute intervals, and this week I am set to increase to 40 minutes.
This was a long way to set the stage for what I came here to ask, but it was helpful for me to recount the past couple of years in this frame. So if you made it this far, thank you.
Here are my questions: How do I discover what I am good at? How do I figure out what my aptitudes are? Before, I never engaged with anything for any meaningful length of time, so I'm still unsure of where my strengths lie. I have faint ideas of what I desire and what I can possibly excel at, but nothing is concrete.
And how do I learn to talk to girls? I'm 25 years old and I still struggle to form relationships with women, even platonic ones. I have had a couple of girlfriends, but I met them through dating apps, and one through a mutual friend, but she already knew who I was so I didn't really have to do any groundwork there. I suspect that not watching porn will help me out with this, but that will take a while, and it won't give me a sense of confidence that is necessary in forming romantic relationships.
Thank you to those who have read this whole story, and thank you in advance for your replies! I am fairly busy so it will take me some time to get you you guys, but I promise to get to you nonetheless.
Edit: grammar.
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2020.10.27 20:08 Dookie_Butterball Questionable Rent Increase. Renting Out One Bedroom In Shared House With Homeowner

Hello all,
I need some advice and input regarding my living situation.
I currently rent a bedroom out of my friends home and live here with my GF sharing the one bedroom. My friend who is the homeowner also lives here with her significant other. We are approaching 2 years since we have moved here and are perfect tenants to her. We clean often, where as before we moved in the house was a mess, (literally grass all over the floor that hasn't been swept in months, as they used to wear shoes in the house) we cleaned it up, influenced her to also clean the carpets and have kept it clean since with no other issues.
We haven't had too many issues staying here besides her cleanliness, and delays on getting stuff around the house done. (wall damages repair in our room, appliances are dated and don't function properly sometimes, which still hasn't been fixed etc.) but not the end of the world for issues as they still worked for the most part.
We never signed an official lease like she said she was going to write up, which wasn't an issue as she knew we were good tenants and friends. Also, she hasn't raised the price of rent since the two years we have moved in, which we appreciate, and we currently pay $900 a month for both of us which includes all utilities and internet. I believe she gave us a good deal, and I have no problem with her increasing the rent a bit. However, recently she briefly mentioned to us while in passing that she was going to increase our rent $400 more a month, making it $1,300 a month for both of us. She quickly mentioned a few reasons for the increase, but did not go into any detail. But she stated that taxes on utilities are going up, (we are in Washington state suburb 30+ minutes away from Seattle) our internet speed/data cap increase, and a larger garbage bin. All seem very trivial besides the potential taxes on utility, which I will need to do some research on.
I felt that increase was a little high especially for one bedroom in a deteriorating home that will need upgrades soon. Like I stated earlier, I have no problem with an increase, and was thinking that $1,150 a month would be more accurate of an rent increase, as usually renters increase renewals of lease about 3%-7% each year. Also, the fact that there are plenty of one bedroom apartments in the surrounding area we researched that will be less expensive in rent cost per month, especially with COVID there are more apartments available at this time. Obviously with utilities the price may be a little more than what we are paying now, but we would at least have our own place and not have to share the home with others.
We are thinking about asking her to see the utility bills for the past 6 months for more insight, as I am sure we are using quite a bit, but we should also be splitting this by 4 people who live here. I will also research some potential locations that are less than what she is offering, and see if she is willing to negotiate the increase with that information, as well if we promise to stay for another year. Since we don't have an official lease, and treating this as a month to month rental, she is probably concerned about how long we would stay.
I would just like some input from others on this, as I would prefer to stay and not have to deal with the move out process at this time, but I can't justify staying here in a one bedroom and sharing the home for that high of a price. I was gonna do some more research on this, but would like feedback on if she is trying to fuck us a little on the increase, or are we being unrealistic about the increase?
Appreciate any feedback/help on this issue! Hopefully I was clear enough on this.
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2020.10.27 20:03 Dookie_Butterball Questionable Rent Increase. Renting Out One Bedroom In Shared House With Homeowner

Hello all,
I need some advice and input regarding my living situation.
I currently rent a bedroom out of my friends home and live here with my GF sharing the one bedroom. My friend who is the homeowner also lives here with her significant other. We are approaching 2 years since we have moved here and are perfect tenants to her. We clean often, where as before we moved in the house was a mess, (literally grass all over the floor that hasn't been swept in months, as they used to wear shoes in the house) we cleaned it up, influenced her to also clean the carpets and have kept it clean since with no other issues.
We haven't had too many issues staying here besides her cleanliness, and delays on getting stuff around the house done. (wall damages repair in our room, appliances are dated and don't function properly sometimes, which still hasn't been fixed etc.) but not the end of the world for issues as they still worked for the most part.
We never signed an official lease like she said she was going to write up, which wasn't an issue as she knew we were good tenants and friends. Also, she hasn't raised the price of rent since the two years we have moved in, which we appreciate, and we currently pay $900 a month for both of us which includes all utilities and internet. I believe she gave us a good deal, and I have no problem with her increasing the rent a bit. However, recently she briefly mentioned to us while in passing that she was going to increase our rent $400 more a month, making it $1,300 a month for both of us. She quickly mentioned a few reasons for the increase, but did not go into any detail. But she stated that taxes on utilities are going up, (we are in Washington state suburb 30+ minutes away from Seattle) our internet speed/data cap increase, and a larger garbage bin. All seem very trivial besides the potential taxes on utility, which I will need to do some research on.
I felt that increase was a little high especially for one bedroom in a deteriorating home that will need upgrades soon. Like I stated earlier, I have no problem with an increase, and was thinking that $1,150 a month would be more accurate of an rent increase, as usually renters increase renewals of lease about 3%-7% each year. Also, the fact that there are plenty of one bedroom apartments in the surrounding area we researched that will be less expensive in rent cost per month, especially with COVID there are more apartments available at this time. Obviously with utilities the price may be a little more than what we are paying now, but we would at least have our own place and not have to share the home with others.
We are thinking about asking her to see the utility bills for the past 6 months for more insight, as I am sure we are using quite a bit, but we should also be splitting this by 4 people who live here. I will also research some potential locations that are less than what she is offering, and see if she is willing to negotiate the increase with that information, as well if we promise to stay for another year. Since we don't have an official lease, and treating this as a month to month rental, she is probably concerned about how long we would stay.
I would just like some input from others on this, as I would prefer to stay and not have to deal with the move out process at this time, but I can't justify staying here in a one bedroom and sharing the home for that high of a price. I was gonna do some more research on this, but would like feedback on if she is trying to fuck us a little on the increase, or are we being unrealistic about the increase?
Appreciate any feedback/help on this issue! Hopefully I was clear enough on this.
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2020.10.27 20:00 _call-me-al_ Tue, Oct 27 2020

worldnews

GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago
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The World Health Organization Monday once again warned nations against “the politicization” of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it has led to confusion and disrespect for science, and made the pandemic worse.
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Anger over sacred Australian Aboriginal tree bulldozed for highway
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news

Family sues Texas county for wrongful death of Black man during 'Live PD' production
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Senate votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
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Ex-postal worker charged with tossing absentee ballots
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science

6% of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US were healthcare workers. Among them, 36% were in nursing-related occupations. Approximately 28% of these patients were admitted to an ICU, 16% required invasive mechanical ventilation, and 4% died.
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New research shows that when vampire bats feel sick, they socially distance themselves from groupmates in their roost – no public health guidance required. Study was conducted in the wild, tracking bats' social encounters with "backpack" computers containing proximity sensors.
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A new study from the University of Copenhagen shows that people doing hard physical work have a 55-per cent higher risk of developing dementia than those doing sedentary work. The figures have been adjusted for lifestyle factors and lifetime, among other things.
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space

We’re the NASA researchers hunting for water ice and other resources on the Moon, and we’re excited to take your questions! Ask us anything!
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What Comes After the International Space Station?
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A peculiar galaxy
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Futurology

Newly Discovered Cell Could Reverse Nerve Damage From Stroke, Spinal Injury
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It is both physically possible and economically affordable to meet 100% of electricity demand with the combination of solar, wind & batteries (SWB) by 2030 across the entire United States as well as the overwhelming majority of other regions of the world
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Electric Vehicles Are Becoming The Future Of The Automotive Industry "BNEF predicts that by 2040 EV sales will rise to nearly 60% of the global auto market."
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AskReddit

Teachers of reddit, what are some signs that a student is being abused or lives in a toxic environment ?
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What is the worst internet trend that you remember?
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People who got over procrastination. How?
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todayilearned

TIL The holes in honeycombs don't actually start out as hexagons. Bees create circular tubes staggered with one another. The heat formed by the activity of the bees softens the wax, which connects the gaps between the holes. Then the wax hardens into the the most energy efficient shape, the hexagon.
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TIL in 1900, a sealed cave was discovered in China's Gansu province containing 1,100 scrolls and 15,000 Buddhist texts. Believed to have been sealed around 1002, the last recorded date, the cave contained lost texts and the earliest dated printed book, a copy of the Diamond Sutra printed in 868.
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TIL Not only do bats make high-pitched sounds for echolocation, many bat species also sing. A team of scientists that analyzed one species’ song translated it as a sequence that opens with a hello, then a gender identification, then some geographic information, & then a "let's talk" section.
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dataisbeautiful

[OC] Highest Peak in Each US State
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[OC] Visualization of the Minecraft Biome Generation Algorithm for Seed 6.
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I've been driving for 14 months now. Here's a heatmap of every single journey [OC]
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Cooking

does anyone else have a “dirty” wooden spoon and a “clean” wooden spoon
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Is anyone else's kitchen (pots, pans, utensils, etc.) an unholy mishmash of secondhand stuff from friends/family or goodwill?
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File under mildly interesting: I picked up a used copy of ‘The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook’ which he apparently signed in ‘88.
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food

[I ate] Giant breaded mozzarella sticks
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[I ate] Xiao Long Bao, Siu Mai, BBQ Pork Bao, and Xi’an Dumplings
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[Homemade] Chicken and Shrimp Lo Mein
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movies

‘Superbad’ Reunion And Watch Party Adds Emma Stone – Stone Joins Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Martha MacIssac, Evan Goldberg, Director Greg Mottola, And Producer Judd Apatow.
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‘Borat’ Lawsuit Over Holocaust Survivor’s Interview Is Dismissed
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Kazakhstan's tourism board has adopted the Borat catchphrase "very nice" in its new advertising campaign
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Art

The Pool Table, Me, Watercolors, 2020
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Polaroid, Me, Digital Art, 2020
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Lost In the Woods, Me, watercolor, 2020
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television

Trump ’60 Minutes’ Interview Draws Almost 17 Million Viewers
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'Assassins Creed' Live-Action TV Series in the Works at Netflix
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'Moon Knight': Oscar Isaac In Talks to Star in Marvel's Disney+ Series
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pics

This photo of Mickey Rourke and friend looks like it could be from the next Zoolander on 20 years
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After 65 years of indifference my Dad decided his voice now matters. Proud of him.
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Nova Scotia
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gifs

My day is ruined
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My Rock Monster
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Playing with his baby son
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educationalgifs

Colored droplets in corn syrup seemingly blended together can be returned to their original state by reversing the direction of mixing, a form of laminar flow called "Stokes flow"
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mildlyinteresting

Took this picture of the snow wave on my roof today.
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This leaf that looks like a mouse
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This is me 0.000001 seconds away from hitting the water in 2015
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interestingasfuck

I've been photographing the 'Eye of God' nebula in my backyard for the past month. This is the result!
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Shrimp isolated in a water droplet using surface tension to make their way back to the water
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An excavator using a rope and lever technique to move materials it wasn’t originally designed to move
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funny

Terrifying.
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Ya'll comparing the Tesla logo to a cat's nose and I'm over here like "bro..."
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Husband made a barrier, and these two are not happy about it.
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aww

Good girl has been here for me for most of my life :)
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Father's reaction to his son's first goal
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We should talk more about badgers
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Random Subreddit of the day: Celebhub

These are its 3 top posts of all time:
Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney just posted this 🍑
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Bella Thorne was threatened by a hacker so she posted her nudes on Twitter
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JoJo just showed her titty on Instagram Live
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2020.10.27 19:55 tdithers Fallout 76 Community Spotlight: GamingWithMaps

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Wild and wonderful West Virginia is filled with deep history. From Camden park to the Cranberry Bog, each location has a story to tell. These stories are encased in notes, journals, terminal entries, holotapes and more. However, post-apocalyptic Appalachia isn’t the only one with history. The real-life counterpart is filled with rich and exciting stories as well.
GamingWithMaps is a YouTuber who delights in creating compelling videos that cover lore both in-game and in real life. His videos dive deep into the stories that can be found within locations in Fallout 76, but he doesn’t stop there. GamingWithMaps also researches the real-life counterparts and the history found hidden within their stories.
“My lore videos have covered the stories of individuals, like Senator Sam Blackwell, groups, like the Raiders of Big Bend Tunnel, events, such as the Dyer Chemical Massacre, and locations, like Sugar Grove.” He says. His videos didn’t start with the real-life history as well, but rather evolved to include it. “In the process of creating a video on Morgantown I started researching some of the real-world history of the city and ended up sharing it.”
Since then, his channel structure has changed to encompass both. “I started adding real-world history, related to the Fallout Universe content, from then on. The structure of these videos has evolved from the early ones where I showed exactly where to find the pertinent lore, to just covering that lore with clips of the relevant information. I really have enjoyed learning the history of West Virginia in the process.”

Humble Beginnings

GamingWithMaps started gaming early on, on PC. “My father was an early adopter of home computing, so I have had a PC in the home for as long as I can remember.” he says. “He and my brother introduced me to Railroad Tycoon, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, DOOM and Wolfenstein. Probably not appropriate games for a Kindergartener, but these games were just the intro to the amazing, engaging, always expanding world of gaming.”
When it comes to Bethesda Game Studios titles, he is no stranger. “My first Bethesda game was Morrowind. I spent a couple hundred hours of my early teenage years on Vvardenfel, and that was before I even started the work to fulfill the requirements of the Nerevarine Prophecy.” he says.
Then along came Fallout. “Fallout 3 was my first Fallout game. I still remember the feeling of awe at walking out of Vault 101 for the first time and seeing the desolate wasteland stretched out in front of me. I did not know much about the world of Fallout when I started playing. In learning all I did, delving into the crumbling ruins of the Capital Wasteland, I only wanted more of this alternate future-past to sift through. I enjoyed the stories of New Vegas and 4, and I was not expecting another Fallout game until after Elder Scrolls VI, so when the teaser for 76 popped up on the internet, I was thrilled. I will admit that I was worried about it being the multiplayer game with no human npcs that it was at launch, but the world of post-apocalyptic Appalachia amazed me. No Fallout game has felt as apocalyptic as year one of Fallout 76.”

The love of the lore

We asked GamingWithMaps what inspired him to start creating lore videos on Fallout 76? “I have thoroughly enjoyed Appalachia, and all the stories contained within terminal entries, notes, Holotapes, and environmental story telling.” he says. “It was frustrating to me to see people attack Fallout 76 for not having stories, or not having lore, or breaking the lore when I knew from experience that this was not at all the case. It seemed to me the stories were told with more subtlety, and that if I could pull all of the parts of the stories together, I could show people the amazing lore there is to find here.”
GamingWithMaps created his first video in the fall of 2017, which is sadly lost to the ages due to hardware malfunction. “It was a complete overview of the layout, personnel, and the fall of Vault 111 in Fallout 4. It even included an examination of the Minnesota Starvation Experiment to look into the temperament of the security team.” he says.
He didn’t give up there, and in July 2019 he took up the role of being a videographer once more. His first video was about an hour long and was part quest walkthrough and part lore video on the Wasted on Nukashine quest. About two months later, he released another video covering the story of Morgantown.
GamingWithMaps plans to continue to release his videos, despite his busy life. “I had a goal for a time of releasing one every week to two weeks, but I work full time, so I just do not have the time to make them that often. I have been undergoing a six-month coding bootcamp for the past four months, so my lore delivery has slowed, but I have many more planned, and the releases will increase in frequency again.”

The Process

Recording these videos is no quick feat. First, is the research.
“The first stage of the research is just a search of Google, Encyclopedia Britannica, and Wikipedia. I then look at the source materials for any claim I find to try to be sure what I am finding is accurate. I look at government sites for cities, counties, and parks. Government sites still have to try to be fact checked as local municipalities like to claim they are the first to have done something, when the truth is closer to them having been one of the first to do it. I try to use as many primary sources as I can. In game I go over the relevant area(s) looking for lore and environmental story telling.”
After the research is done, it's time to start planning the shots. “Most of my lore videos are shot in 30 second to one minute still shots showing the content that I am covering. Originally, I shot these all in one big file that had to be parsed for each video, but around the time I started covering Lewisburg I changed to individual files for each shot.” The amount of files needed for each video can vary. “Some locales might require well over 100 shots to get the entirety captured. I then spend half an hour to an hour labeling these videos to make finding them and storing them easier.”
This leads to a lot of files, as he quickly learned. “To date I have 1,427 of these shots, taking up 150 GB of my stock footage folder.”
From there, it’s on to the next stage of the video creation process. “Once I have explored the area, read all the lore I can find, and check online to make sure I have not overlooked anything, I write the script over the course of a few days. I record the audio over the course of an hour or so and edit it together in the course of 3-4 hours.”
The results are captivating, moving videos such as this one on the lore of the Eastern Regional Penitentiary.YouTube

The Discoveries

GamingWithMaps has made an incredible number of videos to date. In doing so, he’s discovered some interesting bits of history both in real in life and in game, but what is his favorite lore discovery?
“The story of Darius Angler, the man who made the Toxic Valley toxic. I used to share my videos on the Fallout 76 subreddit, and it seemed to be the case that most people did not know why the Toxic Valley is covered in a layer of toxic white powder.” He says.
In his quest to explore and share lore, he’s learned some interesting bits of American History as well. “Early American history is filled with people who did an incredible breadth of things in their time. One of these people is John J. Beckley, the namesake for the town of Beckley that can be found in game. Born in 1757 in London, he was sold into indentured servitude by his parents at the age of 11. He crossed the Atlantic to arrive in Virginia where he served as a scribe from 1759 until his master died in 1773. He was elected councilman of Richmond, Virginia in 1782, and then mayor of the city in 1783, a mayorship he held twice. He became the first clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and the first Librarian of Congress.”

Where to watch

Thanks go out to GamingWithMaps for taking time to talk with us about his fascinating lore videos. We learned a lot about content creation, and American history along the way!
To watch more of GamingWithMaps’s videos, you can find his youtube channel, Irresolute Cartographer, here.
For alerts on videos and more content, check out his twitter here.
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2020.10.27 15:28 SnakeEater14 [Law][S. 881] The PROSWIFT Act

Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act or the PROSWIFT Act
Introduced by Senator Gary Peters [D-MI], this bill concerns space weather and the government's ability to monitor and predict it. The bill was approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, it was received favorably and amended by Senator McConnell - the purpose of that amendment? To give it the nifty PROSWIFT backronym (it was originally the Space Weather Research and Forecast or SWRF Act). Amended, the PROSWIFT Act bill passed the Senate, and passed the House with a voice vote after a short debate. Signed into law by the executive on October 21st, 2020.
The meat of the bill concerns the future ability of the United States to predict space weather - events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections. These events can cause massive disruptions with internet, telecommunications, and electrical grids.
Straight from the horse's mouth, here is Senator Peters' press release on what the bill accomplishes:
The PROSWIFT Act directs the federal agencies that study and predict space weather to coordinate with the private sector to assess the potential impacts of space weather on the United States, and determine what new research and technology is needed to improve the ability to forecast space weather events and mitigate potential damage. The legislation outlines clear roles and responsibilities for those federal agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill also directs NOAA, along with NASA and DOD to develop plans for a backup of aging Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite, which after 25 years is nearing the end of its life. Space weather events are caused by constantly changing conditions in the Sun’s magnetic fields that create solar flares, which are built up energy released as a burst of radiation, or coronal mass ejections (CME), which are explosions of the Sun’s magnetic fields and ionized gas releasing radiation and energized particles that interact with the Earth’s magnetic fields. This can be observed on Earth as the Northern and Southern lights.
Senator Peters' appears to be quite proud of this bill, using it as evidence of his ability to pass robust bipartisan bills despite being in the minority party in the Senate. This is his 17th bill passed through the Senate since 2017, the most of any Democrat since President Trump has taken office.
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2020.10.27 06:30 GldnRetriever "The Thing Standing In The Way Of Your Dreams Is That The Person Having Them Is You"

Title stolen from an xkcd comic
7 years ago I moved to Hawaii for a job. And it remains the single worst decision of my life. The job was a nightmare, and I got fired in less than a year. But I also fell in love so I tried to make life work in Hawaii because the relationship was still too new to justify moving to a new city together. Got a part time job, stuck it out a bit longer.
But I had no friends and was so stressed about my career tanking. The stress took its toll on the relationship, among other things. We split up. I spiraled into depression (that was already bad but got worse without the person who had been by far my largest source of support).
I pulled the rip cord and left, moving back to the continent with no job, no plan, no health insurance, and living off my savings.
I wanted to be anywhere but home because I'm a gay guy from Alabama and moving home while unemployed and depressed really didn't seem like the best choice for my mental health. I crashed on friends couches around the country. I pitched it as a "I'm visiting everyone I couldn't see while I was living in Hawaii" trip, but in reality I was a bum with no place to go.
As the couch crashing offers were nearing their end, I started hiking the Appalachian Trail as both another means of having an excuse for not living anywhere or not having a job. This did help me stand out in job searches (which I continued to do while living on the trail).
Got a gig. Moved.
Smallish city. Only a little over 100k people. I've been here three years and the pandemic has really unmasked the fact that I really only had acquaintances and only one even reasonably close friend, who is more of an adoptive aunt. It's more like a dating thimble than a dating pool.
I'm so fucking lonely and the social isolation is getting to me. My moods are all over the place from EVERYTHING IS GREAT to anxiety spikes to just zoning out and staring at the ceiling or my phone.
I've never been able to make a friend group after grad school. Seven years of just lots of one-on-one friendships with people I see only occasionally and no one I see with regularity.
Hell, even in grad school and college I only glommed on to friend groups that pre-existed me. I have no idea how to build a group of friends or any sense of community.
It feels like other people have their families right now, and I'm not close to mine at all. Other people have close friends they're podding up with in the pandemic, and I don't have anyone to hang out with regularly.
Every now and then I get a surge of hope and energy from fantasizing about moving to a new city and starting over and trying a new career. I'm almost cheerful on the days I fool myself into thinking it's possible while I'm researching what it would take to the place I would like to think about moving to.
However. I only have one, very niche skill set it's hard to find jobs in so I cannot really up and move to stay in the career. I'd be starting over at entry level were I do to anything else.
I do have almost a year's salary saved up. But other than some retirement funds in a pension, that is all I have to my name. I COULD burn through it all trying to make a go of it somewhere new... but that's dumb.
But all these problems will follow me there. I'll still be lonely after moving. But I'd be scraping by on much less money because I'd be going from a $57k salary with good benefits and a lot of professional freedom to entry level or whatever the fuck I could get to scrape by.
So I'd just be spending all my time and energy trying to scrape money together to be able to afford to live in a city rather than doing any actual living in a city.
I just actually not be a likeable person. Or something. So may not make friends or get dates either. Plus the pandemic, the state of the country, and that's not even getting to climate change despair.
I do just wanna die. Not like I'm making a plan or doing anything proactive do don't go thinking this is a suicide note. I've been dealing with depression since I was, like, in 4th grade, so this isn't my first suicidal ideation rodeo.
But fuck all I'm tired. I'm tired of not having anything to hope for. I'm tired of having nothing I'm looking forward to in life. I sometimes have good days - very good days - but it's only days when I'm content with the things that happened that day, if that makes sense. I have nothing I'm looking forward to or building towards because I have no friends or partners or family to imagine a future with so it all seems so self-centered and meaningless.
OOF. A'ight that's enough out of me, internet strangers. If by some act of God or insanity you're still reading this, thx for letting me vent.
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2020.10.27 06:00 WannabeStonks69 MAXR literally to the moon

MAXR literally to the moon
Tl;dr, it’s the only space-tech company that you can reasonably invest in (looking at you, $SPCE)
Maxar’s business as described by their annual 10k filing: “We are a leading provider of solutions in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure. We help government and commercial customers monitor, understand and navigate the changing planet; deliver global broadband communications infrastructure; and explore and advance the use of space. Our approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deliver our services with speed, scale and cost effectiveness.”
Maxar serves multiple customers, from telecom to government defense. Maxar says they serve the government for covert ops and civil planning using geospatial mapping. Maxar also helps in consumer services such as geospatial mapping, weather, forestry, energy, architecture, and they create technologies that aid autonomous driving.
In terms of satellite contracts, Maxar competes with Lockheed, Boeing, Thales, and Airbus. In terms of services (twice as large of a revenue source as products) their competitors are Booz Allen and L3Harris. This shows you how uniquely situated Maxar is, because of the variety in competitors. This also puts them in a tight spot when it comes to corporate stability and volatility. Around 2018 due to a storm of new leadership, a failed satellite , and expansion that was a little bit too fast, the stock got absolutely battered. Institutions feared the heavy leverage and the 5x increase in assets over a year:

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And after that massive loss in 2018, who would want to invest in such a risky company? Thankfully fear is something that creates the best buying opportunities, and while Maxar fell nearly 90% from its highs, it has managed to recover back to a third of its all time highs due to cutting down on failed projects and deleveraging. Income also turned to previous highs and while returns on assets were damaged by the previous expansion, investing cash flows from those assets actually became positive in the last quarter:

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Cash provided by investing activities increased from -127m to 615m, and even though financing cash flows became negative due to the paying down of long-term debt, cash at the end of this period in 2020 remained 3x as high as in 2019.

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As you can see, from 2017 to 2020 Maxar had quite a rollercoaster, in 2017 they took on 2.235B in investing cash flow (debt financing) and then 2018 happened where they couldn’t use this debt to generate a positive NPV project. This led to negative free cash flow in 2018. In 2019 (and as we saw earlier the latest quarter of 2020) you can see Maxar turn free cash flow positive again, signaling a turnaround for this company.

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Maxar’s diluted EPS (bottom) more than doubled from 2019 to 2020 due to a coming back from a loss for income from continuing operations, and for the six months ended period between 2019 and 2020, EPS went from $1.52 to $4.27, about a 280% increase in EPS. This is why the stock is up from lows of 7-11$ to the 27-30$ range. If Maxar can maintain this trajectory, they can see $90 and higher again in no time.
Maxar is a company that has been around since 1962, so this isn’t some tech bubble startup filled with hopes and dreams consisting of nothingness, it’s quite established. But, their overall growth will have to do much more with its entire industry, which I’ll cover later. First let’s take a look and see if Maxar has really changed or not.
Maxar’s financials have seen quite a bit of improvement over time:

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Return on Invested Capital levels are back to pre-crash levels when prices were significantly higher

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Lower cash conversion means less leverage is required and inventory is being cleared much faster

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Free cash flow has significantly increased since 2018, and it may be in its way back to all-time highs once financing cashflow turns positive again or even neutral

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EBITDA is currently above all time highs, signaling growth for this company pretty much never stopped, just one year was an outlier

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Cash is higher than previous highs, signaling better financial stability under new leadership

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Assets are much higher relative to debt now, meaning that they’re becoming a safer company to invest in rather than just speculative.

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(SimplyWallSt)
Maxar is also trading at about half of its DCF fair value, and it has a Price to Earnings ratio of 6.5, which is significantly lower than the S&P’s current P/E of 31, and even at half that multiple MAXR could grow by another 240% from its current point, which isn’t saying much because it’s a growth stock. That means that Maxar would be a great buy-in even if it doubles in price from now.
Now I’ll discuss the broader economy Maxar competes in:
The Space Economy
According to a Morgan Stanley analysis from 2017: “The revenue generated by the global space industry may increase to more than $1 trillion by 2040”. Usually, these estimates don’t signify much for us considering the vast timeline, and the rather vague and possibly inaccurate preconditions provided to analysts to make these numbers up. It may seem like it’s a number just generated out of thin air, but I think there’s a lot of factors that could lead to the space industry becoming this big in possibly a shorter time span. Considering how cooped up this virus has kept us, it seems like we’re finally getting ready to stretch out and expand human boundaries. With the creation of Space Force, to SpaceX’s first manned flight, to Virgin Galactic's foray into luxury spaceflight, it seems like the only place we can go from here is up (literally)!
“The Space Foundation (2019), a nonprofit advocacy organization, reported global space activity to be $414.8 billion in 2018, with commercial space revenues representing 79 percent of total space activity”, and seeing that in and of itself should be nothing short of amazing. Before, space ventures had to be sponsored by, funded by, and engineered by the government and taxpayers. Now a private company can lead expeditions for space, and do it while being profitable, which is a big advancement for the economy in general, when private companies and self-reliant citizens can take on the harrowing task of expanding the horizons of mankind.

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The Morgan Stanley analysis from 2017 believed that the current level of space revenue would be reached in 2023, when in actuality it has thrived beyond their expectations and has continued to grow unperturbed by the pandemic, and it may still continue to increase in liquidity, according to the firm Space Capital, the aerospace industry is fairing rather well during the Coronavirus, probably because it’s not super grounded in consumables but more in broadband, television, and defense. Two of these are industries that have continued to thrive and one is consistent regardless of conditions: “Investments in space-based companies totaled $5.5 billion in the second quarter, down 23% from the record highs hit in 2019, the report said. The decrease was primarily due to a drop in capital invested in infrastructure companies, like those which build rockets and satellites, but was made up partially by an increase in space-based application companies. Total space investment this year is up to $12.1 billion, a slight increase compared to the same period last year, the report found.”
So with that being considered, you can almost say that the space industry has proven to be recession proof, and that’s not by necessity but it’s by our strive for innovation. Morgan Stanley also believes that due to the ever expanding need of bandwidth for autonomous driving, the costs to launch satellites into space will dramatically decrease. “While reusable rockets will help drive those costs down, so too will the mass-production of satellites and the maturation of satellite technology. Currently, the cost to launch a satellite has declined to about $60 million, from $200 million, via reusable rockets, with a potential drop to as low as $5 million. And satellite mass production could decrease that cost from $500 million per satellite to $500,000.”
SpaceX has recently made reusable rockets commonplace. SpaceX has also reduced the cost to transport 1kg of mass by a factor of 20, and this has let Maxar hitch rides with them so that they can run their geospatial mapping missions. Companies such as Maxar and others loosely involved in aerospace like Raytheon just needed the means to get out of the stratosphere, and companies like SpaceX have provided that for them. “SpaceX is hardly the only group making this bet: OneWeb, Telesat and Amazon are also investing billions in networks of thousands of internet connectivity satellites. Apple is also reportedly chasing the dream of space connectivity.” The purposes for each of these companies vary, from human spaceflight to IOT, which shows the vast diversity of businesses willing to expand into the expanses, and each of the different niches they occupy will have a sustainable spacetech sector soon in order to support further globalization, which ironically, won’t even be on the globe.
Many different industries will explore the possibilities that space offers their business, including defense, energy, mining, communications, and further into the future, communications and real estate. Aerospace and defense will get even more tied in as funding for Nasa is increased and Space Force advances, “that means more money for private companies in space, with half-a-dozen defense agencies already pumping millions into space start-ups building everything from radar networks to high-tech materials”. Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and other legacy manufacturers may get revived for innovation that doesn’t require bloodshed but rather innovation that is used for covert operations and reconnaissance, and it may create a more defensive weapons industry rather than the current one, which is more focused on developing offensive technologies.
NASA is currently working on commercializing low earth orbit, and trying to return to the moon by 2024. Such advancements will lead to more companies using the low earth orbit around earth for various goals, and so the satellite technology developed by Maxar will be instrumental to the many companies wishing to do business in low earth orbit. Introducing satellites around other celestial objects is also a major potential for profit for Maxar. NASA is currently also working on lunar orbiters as part of the same project previously mentioned. One of the most expensive objects currently orbiting earth is the international space station. Its current expiry date is sometime in 2028. This gives Maxar another huge profit potential further in the future, as Maxar will be instrumental in whatever orbital project replaces the ISS.
Internet communication is currently being taken to space by Starlink, a SpaceX subsidiary, which is launching hundreds of satellites into orbit to provide cheap satellite internet. SpaceX is taking advantage of faster speeds in the vacuum of space, along with the larger area that can be reached with communication infrastructure that is orbiting the earth. There are currently 895 starlink satellites, and 120 satellites are being launched every month to reach an end goal of 12000 satellites. A global communications network this large will inevitably require maintenance, which is an opportunity for Maxar to deploy their on-orbit satellite servicing technology, and as more traditional companies realize that they can provide low-latency, high speed internet from low earth orbit, Maxar’s clientele will grow in size.
Another venture in space is asteroid mining. Although companies in the past have failed in this field due to lack of funding, a new Goldman Sachs report finds that the cost of asteroid mining for precious metals and other substances is continuously getting cheaper. “Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn.” While this seems like a large amount, it’s nothing that a dedicated company can’t achieve with the proper funding from several VC funds or an existing billionaire or company willing to invest in the field. Profits margins in such ventures are very high as well, as “a single asteroid the size of a football field could contain $25bn- $50bn worth of platinum.” An opportunity this profitable will not remain untouched for long. The use of satellites for asteroid mapping in this situation provides another potential profit for Maxar, as their geospatial technology is used by energy companies to locate sites to work on. This new form of mining would require massive collaboration between traditional equipment companies such as Caterpillar and aerospace companies like Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Boeing.
Furthermore, mining on other celestial bodies such as the moon can provide a fuel source to be used both on earth, and to power colonies. The European Space Agency, Indian Space Research Organization, and other companies are interested in mining on the moon for helium-3 -a highly efficient source of nuclear power with nearly no waste or radiation- and also for other energy sources. Solar power is also being explored as a potential source of energy on the moon by companies such as Blue Origin. Solar power in space is much more efficient on the moon due to the lack of a filtering atmosphere. This presents a large profit potential for companies with the capital to set up mining stations and fusion reactors. This also presents a profit potential for Maxar, which can provide satellite imagery that’s essential to find helium-3 reserves and optimal locations for solar power.
Mining for energy sources on the moon will lead to faster development of colonies on other celestial bodies, as well as orbiting habitats. Commercial space stations alone make a“new industry [that] is anticipated to generate $37 billion in the next decade alone.” Maxar’s on-orbit assembly and servicing technologies will be essential in a project that is aiming to create human habitats that orbit earth. Space colonization is also something that governments and several companies are working on. Permanent settlements allow for better management of mining operations and other projects in space. As a result, it’s likely that colonies will be established on the moon in the near future to manage mining, and later on Mars as part of a larger exploration plan. While Mars colonization might be further in the future, when NASA unveiled their Artemis program, which plans to go back to the moon in 2024, they also unveiled plans to establish outposts on the moon by 2028 (Yes, that’s only 8 years from now). Such an undertaking will require large amounts of planning and exploration far before it’s actually established, and Maxar’s robotics division provides robotics and automation capabilities which are critical to building and maintaining infrastructure for outposts and colonies on the moon. Maxar’s satellite imagery will also be essential for mapping the lunar surface prior to exploration, so a Lunar outpost will definitely be a close collaboration between Maxar and NASA.
Maxar and plenty of other aerospace companies will have tremendous growth opportunities in the future, and the space economy will only continue its expansion under our current STEM-focused environment. At the current rate, of growth (about 8% yearly) the revenues of the space industry will double in just 9 short years, meaning that we’re growing nearly twice as fast as expected.
BTW would y'all be interested if I started writing this stuff on Medium or something? I think it's pretty high quality what do u think?

suggested positions: Maxar shares and apr 2022 leaps, but TBH i think this is something for your retirement portfolio
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2020.10.27 04:50 maybemegumi I just needed a place to vent without hurting those around me.

god, where to begin. my mental health has never really been good throughout my life, with the exception of like the first 8 years of my life and some good seasons sprinkled on top of shit. but im not gonna unload the pandora’s box, i just need to talk about what’s been going on recently. within the past 4 years of my life i’ve been slowly discovering my gender identity, which is either non binary or binary trans ftm. within the past few months, the realization of all the fucked up god awful things that trans people have to deal with kinda hit me. for example, the never ending depression that comes with realizing that i might never be able to be comfortable with my body. binding can make me feel good, but instead of giving me a confidence boost like it used to i know only get saddened by all of the small details i pick out. i genuinely don’t like being trans at this point. i know that it’s all doom and gloom, and i still firmly believe that trans people can be happy with themselves even without any medical transitioning. but, due to the fact that i have a predisposition to depression since i’ve had it in the past, i can’t help but get increasingly depressed and angry. i don’t know how to deal with the realization that being trans fucking sucks. like how i’ll never be flat chested unless i can somehow come up with the money for top surgery, or how in the US there was a very discriminatory law passed in texas towards trans and disabled people, or how almost every day i hear some transphobic shit that threatens my well being. wish i could find a gender therapist to talk to, but i live smack dab in the buckle of the bible belt so the closest gender therapist is probably an hour away at least. god, it’s all just a mess. ill spend hours of my day just obsessively researching shit like surgeries or trans suicide rates or lack of protected trans rights in my area, even tho i know it makes me extremely sad. i’ve spent hours and hours just laying im bed crying because of this shit.
ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS, i’m unable to communicate any of this or any of my other mental health/emotional well being to the person i am closest to. i won’t use his actual name, but i’ll just call him james. james and i have a very close and kind of strange relationship. we used to date and there’s a lot of bad relationships shit we went through, but that’s a whole other story. he’s relevant to my mental health now because he has told me that he doesn’t babe the emotional capacity to help me. i totally get that, but damn i just wish i could talk to him. i’ve developed really bad habits because of this, like convincing myself i bother him and extremely bottling up my emotions. i get needing space, and i really don’t want to make him help me when i know that it would hurt him. i just, idk. sometimes it feels like he doesn’t really care about my well being? like i’ve told him to some extent about my dysphoria and how that has made me increasingly suicidal, and yet i have to sacrifice my well being and keep my mouth shut for him. i deeply care about james and i don’t want him to sacrifice his well being to help me, but that means that i have to suffer in silence. i’m not supposed to talk to him about being suicidal or my safety or my dysphoria or anything that’s deemed emotionally heavy. so while i’m dealing with my mild to sever depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria, it’s made all the worse by the fact that i have to go through it alone.
i guess that’s why i needed to vent, just because i can’t keep going like this. i have been on and off planning to kill myself for a while now. i can’t continue to live in constant pain, the least i can do is try to relive that pain through strangers on the internet.
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2020.10.27 04:22 lilhobbitperson $25 to Participate in Virtual Team Creativity Study

Hello everyone! I am on a research team in the Department of Work and Organization in CSOM. We are recruiting participants for our virtual Team Creativity Study for those with an active UMN email address (i.e. x500). It takes about an hour and a half and you will be compensated via a $25 Amazon gift card for your participation. In this online study, you will work in a virtual team to solve problems via Zoom. You will also respond to online surveys individually. Participants are expected to have stable Internet connection and be familiar with Zoom and Google Tools. Please sign up at this link. Hope to see you in the virtual lab soon! FYI- we will be running studies through the end of November, so if you can't participate this week, the sign up form will be updated with new dates each week (you can use the same link). Please email Maeve Finnegan ([email protected]) with any questions about signing up.
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