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2023.03.20 23:02 Inevitable-Chemist89 I want to buy a car but my father doesn’t think it’s a good idea

To give some context, my payments will be 350 bi weekly and I make about 2400-2600 a month mind you this doesn’t include insurance and gas, I did the budget but that would only leave me with 600 bucks for the month after rent and other little payments I have, I think I’ll be fine but he thinks I will run into a situation where if I loose my job I’ll loose my car, and I’ve been contemplating for the past 4 days and I’d like some outside advice, (I also will be getting a better job next month)
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2023.03.20 23:01 dvoc96 Bing AI speaks the truth

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2023.03.20 23:01 PurplePizzaWolf What's an Aquabats song you feel a lil ashamed to play near people?

Today my bluetooth headphones disconnected randomly so I had Tiny Pants! blasting through the local poundland for a good 4 seconds, I do enjoy the song but there is no way I can play it near someone and not look like an idiot lmao. Do you have a certain song like that? I felt it a lil with lobster bucket but it's probably more a personal thing - it's grown on me now anyway
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2023.03.20 23:00 ProjectRehab Rehab videos to motivate and binge as you recover

Hi,
I've found a lot of good resources in this sub and I wanted to share some videos that I’ve come across that that capture the rehab process. I found I’d watched many of these videos repeatedly for motivation but also to borrow some of the methods they used. I post another part when I find some free time for work but I wanted to start off with the two I watched the most.
Connor McDavid: Whatever it Takes (47 mins) -
Who is Connor McDavid ( if you are not Canadian or a hockey fan)
McDavid is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL). Whatever it takes captures his rehab process after a knee injury and return back to the NHL.
I watched this movie several times while in the hospital recovering from a pelvis surgery. I still needed to rest and recover before I got underwent knee surgery to have my PCL, ACL, and MCL replaced, along with several other smaller issues. I was pretty freaked out while killing time in the hospital and basically thought my active life was over. To escape, I watched McDavid's rehab movie over and over. I was pretty high on painkillers but I started to make notes on things I could try if I ever got far along in the knee rehab process. I knew he had unlimited resources to throw at his PCL injury, but I hoped to deconstruct his methods and find a cheaper version to try. Alternatively, I hoped to gain ideas and escape from my current situation. However, I didn't know that I would be bedridden for two months from all my injuries, and this was only a couple of days in.
What I liked
The movie breaks down everything they tried and what worked and what didn’t. Obviously, McDavid had a huge team to draw resources from but I think there's some value to take from it. I created a small template in notion to track my note-taking from appointment to appointment. Cause I had three large injuries, knee, pelvis, and abs, I had to go to several different specialists. I basically made a project management plan that I first got the idea from here.
  1. Pelvic floor rehab and core
    1. Most of the time pelvic floor rehab is only used by women after birth, but I loved that McDavid’s team used it to rebuild a strong core. I used this and sought out a pelvic floor specialist that works with men. PFR has done wonders for me since. Even if you don't have a pelvis or core injury, PF can increase core strength and reduce knee injuries in the future. A lot of Canadian nation teams have a Pelvic Floor specialist on their support staff now.
  2. Oxygen chamber process
  3. The alternative idea of surgery. Not smart in my case but it was an interesting idea. Would need a lot of feedback loops for the average person (MRI and ultrasound).
  4. Anatomy videos they use for explanations. Basic but lead me to another youtube anatomy to better learn about the knee.
  5. Pool work
Unbroken - The snowboard life of Mark McMorris ( 45 mins) Mark McMorris is a professional snowboarder. "Unbroken - The snowboard life of Mark McMorris" is a 45-minute video that captures his rehab process after a serious injury.
This was probably my second most watched video. Again McMorris has an extensive Redbull team behind him. Made me extremely jealous but a great video into his mindset too. The parts that stood out to me:
  1. His pool work program. I got into the pool as soon as I could (pre-weight baring) and when all the city pools closed down during covid, I rented anti-gravity treadmill time from the rehab clinic I was using.
  2. You could tell he was in so much pain just existing. The physical manipulation that Amanda Kriebel used led me to try osteopath therapy, fascial stretching therapy and a massage therapist that saved my pelvis pain. I found I got more value out of those three methods overseeing several physiotherapists.
If anyone finds value in this, I can post more videos that I have found useful. Please share any YouTube channels, movies, or binge-worthy series and movies that you have found to be a great resource or that you enjoy watching to pass the time during recovery.
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2023.03.20 22:58 vozrozhdeniya Best way to obtain a bike for Rhine River bike trip?

I am planning to go on a biking trip this summer mostly along EV15, starting from Amsterdam and biking to Lake Constance. I am wondering what would be the most convenient way to obtain a bike for the trip? I live on the US West Coast and will be flying direct. At the moment I do not have a bike and was planning to buy one to use for this trip and afterwards. Should I buy a bike before and bring it with me? Should I buy a bike once I arrive in London? Alternatively, would there be any way to rent a bike for such a long trip?
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2023.03.20 22:57 dknight211 (CA) Sun damaged hardwood floors

I'll try to be concise on my question:
Situation: lived in apartment for 10+ years. No problems for owner. Pay rent on time early every month. About to move out. Everything original and in good condition, except one area of the hardwood floors. One side of the apartment is floor to ceiling glass. There are vertical blinds in front of these windows. The vertical blinds came with the apartment. I keep the blinds closed the vast majority of the time. However, these vertical blinds are about 3 inches away from the windows. This means a 3 inch strip of hardwood floor along this whole side is always exposed to the sun. The hardwood floor in this area has faded significantly and dried out. Everywhere else beyond the vertical blinds is good.
Issue: the apartment owner is hinting towards saying that I was responsible for making sure the hardwood floor didn't get sun damaged, and may charge me out of my security deposit.
My position: the vertical blinds were installed by the owner of the apartment, so unless I was expected to replace them or install more window coverings to prevent the sun from hitting that 3 inch strip, I am not at fault for the damage.
Who is right? Thanks!
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2023.03.20 22:55 Ramboozler (BC)Preparing to allow a friend to temporarily stay in my home.

Hello everyone,
I currently rent a medium size home with one roommate, both he and my landlord are okay with me having a temporary guest, but want it done properly and with a plan, which I completely agree with.
My close friend who I trust and know is a good person has ended up in a very bad situation with their housing, and I've offered to let them stay with me temporarily while they find a room to rent elsewhere.
They will not have their own dedicated space, and everything they have access to will be within the home I am currently occupying and use myself. They'll likely just be staying in my room with me.
My question is how do I protect myself in regards to them remaining a guest and not becoming a tenant? Is there things I can't do, like ask them to contribute monitarily? Is there a time limit before they become a legal tenant? Do I have to be present with them at all times in the home? Do I need to create a document for us to both sign with certain parameters listed?
Like I said, I trust this person but would rather be safe than sorry. I've had a hard time finding these answers as it seems to be a confusing subject, so any help is appreciated, thank you.
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2023.03.20 22:55 lexis1211 Sourdough starter

I’m looking for aged (maybe 100 years old) sourdough starter in the Madison area. I’m West side near west towne mall, but I would be willing to travel a little farther (30 mins) to pickup. Please pm me the cost, age, and what side of town you live on! Thank you :D
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2023.03.20 22:53 sgdude1337 Would you leave a job you like but with a horrible commute 3x a week for a similar, better paying job with an easy commute 5x a week?

Hi everybody,
I currently work for a place that is 30 miles each way from my house. In the mornings, that is around 40-45 minutes of driving. In the afternoons, it can also be about 45 minutes if I choose to work out after work near my office, or closer to an hour, sometimes up to 1:15 if I decide to head straight home (I have a gym membership in both parts of town).
Currently, I work from home one day per week, but we are migrating to 2 days per week work from home next week. I recently got a verbal offer from a similar place that is about 8 miles away from my house, rather than 30. However, there are no work from home days. The new place has given me a verbal offer, but I am waiting for the written offer.
Based on salary range, it could pay anywhere between 4-20k more than my current job. They mentioned when they offered me the job verbally that there will be room for negotiation most likely once I get an offer from HR. I do like where I currently work and I've had multiple jobs before with bad environments, so I am anxious about leaving a good situation. I do enjoy working from home when I get to do it, but I also hate the 30 mile major city commutes and more pay is always nice.
My mindset right now is if they offer me close to the top of the range, it's a no brainer and I do it. But, for a closer salary (which would still be an increase), I am not sure. My current employer also mentioned "possible" pay bumps in October in the order of 20% but said they wouldn't know until May if that's happening.
Both jobs are in government fyi so benefits/security is similar (current job is state, potential new job is local)
What would y'all do?
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2023.03.20 22:53 ryeguyy3d Out of ideas

Hi all, I'm trying to get klipper running on my CR-6 max and I've tried everything I can think of and it's still failing on the 3rd layer.
So far I've tried:
Rotation distance of the z axis - it's perfect at 8 I have a set of 123 blocks for calibration and when I request 25.4mm the 1 inch block fits perfectly underneath.
Calibrated the extruder - it was over extruding a bit so after a little while when I request 50mm of filament it extrudes 50mm
Played with a few slicer settings, I was using prusa slicer so I tried super slicer to see if that made a difference and nothing. I then tried to slow the print down to see if speed was an issue and of course no. Tried lowering extrusion width and nothing
Then I calibrated the strain gauge, which if anyone has done it's a terrible process.
Then I looked at the bed mesh, realized I had fade on starting at layer 1 and ending layer 10 so I took that out and tried again. Nothing.
Then I screwed all the bed screws down all the way and leveled the bed from there. It's a 400x400 and it's now within .08mm variance so I think it's as close to perfect as it's ever been.
Then is said f it and went back to marlin and have perfect prints.
I have to be missing something... I'll post my printer file if anyone smarter than me can take a look.
Printer file:

!CR-6 Max

printer_size: 400x400x400

version: 3.4

This file contains pin mappings for the Creality CR-6 SE

with a V4.5.3 board.

To use this config, during "make menuconfig" select the STM32F103

with a "28KiB bootloader" and serial (on USART1 PA10/PA9)

Flash this firmware on the MCU by copying "out/klipper.bin" to an SD

card and turning the printer on with the card inserted. The firmware

filename must end in ".bin" and must not match the last filename

that was flashed.

The machine itself includes a small router that can run a Klipper

frontend. You don't need to buy a single-board computer.

See docs/Config_Reference.md for a description of parameters.

fluidd set

[virtual_sdcard] path: /home/orangepi/printer_1_data/gcodes
[display_status]
[pause_resume]
[gcode_macro PAUSE] description: Pause the actual running print rename_existing: PAUSE_BASE

change this if you need more or less extrusion

variable_extrude: 1.0 gcode: ##### read E from pause macro ##### {% set E = printer["gcode_macro PAUSE"].extrudefloat %} ##### set park positon for x and y ##### # default is your max posion from your printer.cfg {% set x_park = printer.toolhead.axis_maximum.xfloat - 5.0 %} {% set y_park = printer.toolhead.axis_maximum.yfloat - 5.0 %} ##### calculate save lift position ##### {% set max_z = printer.toolhead.axis_maximum.zfloat %} {% set act_z = printer.toolhead.position.zfloat %} {% if act_z < (max_z - 2.0) %} {% set z_safe = 2.0 %} {% else %} {% set z_safe = max_z - act_z %} {% endif %} ##### end of definitions ##### PAUSE_BASE G91 {% if printer.extruder.can_extrudelower == 'true' %} G1 E-{E} F2100 {% else %} {action_respond_info("Extruder not hot enough")} {% endif %} {% if "xyz" in printer.toolhead.homed_axes %} G1 Z{z_safe} F900 G90 G1 X{x_park} Y{y_park} F6000 {% else %} {action_respond_info("Printer not homed")} {% endif %}
[idle_timeout] gcode: {% if printer.pause_resume.is_paused %} M117 Idle, turning off hotend SET_HEATER_TEMPERATURE HEATER=extruder TARGET=0 {% else %} TURN_OFF_HEATERS M84 {% endif %} timeout: 28800 [gcode_macro RESUME] description: Resume the actual running print rename_existing: RESUME_BASE gcode: ##### read E from pause macro ##### {% set E = printer["gcode_macro PAUSE"].extrudefloat %} #### get VELOCITY parameter if specified #### {% if 'VELOCITY' in paramsupper %} {% set get_params = ('VELOCITY=' + params.VELOCITY) %} {%else %} {% set get_params = "" %} {% endif %} ##### end of definitions ##### {% if printer.extruder.can_extrudelower == 'true' %} G91 G1 E{E} F2100 {% else %} {action_respond_info("Extruder not hot enough")} {% endif %} RESUME_BASE {get_params}
[gcode_macro CANCEL_PRINT] description: Cancel the actual running print rename_existing: CANCEL_PRINT_BASE gcode: TURN_OFF_HEATERS {% if "xyz" in printer.toolhead.homed_axes %} G91 G1 Z4.5 F300 G90 {% else %} {action_respond_info("Printer not homed")} {% endif %} G28 X Y {% set y_park = printer.toolhead.axis_maximum.yfloat - 5.0 %} G1 Y{y_park} F2000 M84 CANCEL_PRINT_BASE
[stepper_x] step_pin: PB8 dir_pin: !PB7 enable_pin: !PC3 rotation_distance: 40 microsteps: 16 endstop_pin: PC4 position_min: -5 position_endstop: -5 position_max: 405 homing_speed: 80
[stepper_y] step_pin: PB6 dir_pin: PB5 enable_pin: !PC3 rotation_distance: 40 microsteps: 16 endstop_pin: PC5 position_min: -2 position_endstop: -2 position_max: 405 homing_speed: 80
[stepper_z] step_pin: PB4 dir_pin: !PB3 enable_pin: !PC3 rotation_distance: 8 microsteps: 16 endstop_pin: probe:z_virtual_endstop position_min: -1.5 position_max: 405 homing_speed: 2 second_homing_speed: 1 homing_retract_dist: 2.0
[extruder] max_extrude_only_distance: 1000.0 step_pin: PC2 dir_pin: !PB9 enable_pin: !PC3 rotation_distance: 7.854739 microsteps: 16 nozzle_diameter: 0.600 filament_diameter: 1.750 heater_pin: PB14 sensor_type: EPCOS 100K B57560G104F sensor_pin: PB1 pressure_advance = .05

control: pid

tuned for stock hardware with 200 degree Celsius target

pid_kp = 22.692

pid_ki = 1.104

pid_kd = 116.580

min_temp: 0 max_temp: 265
[heater_bed] heater_pin: PB13 sensor_type: EPCOS 100K B57560G104F sensor_pin: PB0 control: pid

tuned for stock hardware with 50 degree Celsius target

pid_kp = 67.350 pid_ki = 1.754 pid_kd = 646.562 min_temp: 0 max_temp: 130
[fan] pin: PB15 kick_start_time: 1.0

set heater fan runnig with temperature over 60;

[heater_fan my_nozzle_fan] pin: PD2 max_power: 1.0 shutdown_speed : 0 heater:extruder heater_temp : 60 fan_speed : 1.0
[mcu] serial: /dev/serial/by-id/usb-1a86_USB_Serial-if00-port0 restart_method: command
[probe] pin: PA4 x_offset: 0.0 y_offset: 0.0

z_offset: 0.2

speed: 1 lift_speed: 5 samples_tolerance: 0.05 samples_tolerance_retries: 2 samples: 3
[filament_switch_sensor filament_sensor] pause_on_runout: true switch_pin: !PA7
[static_digital_output daughterboard_communication] pins: !PA5
[bed_mesh] speed: 120 mesh_min: 15,15 #need to handle head distance with bl_touch mesh_max: 385,385 #max probe range probe_count: 6,6 mesh_pps: 2, 3 algorithm: bicubic bicubic_tension: 0.2
[safe_z_home] home_xy_position:200,200 speed: 100 z_hop: 5 z_hop_speed: 3

[mcu rpi]

serial: /tmp/klipper_host_mcu

[adxl345]

cs_pin: rpi:None

spi_speed: 2000000

spi_bus: spidev2.0

#[resonance_tester] #accel_chip: adxl345 #accel_per_hz: 70 #probe_points: 200,200,20

[input_shaper]

shaper_type_x = 2hump_ei

shaper_freq_x = 81.8

shaper_type_y = mzv

shaper_freq_y = 38.0

[output_pin led] pin: PA6
[printer] kinematics: cartesian max_velocity: 500 max_accel: 5000 max_z_velocity: 10 max_z_accel: 1000 square_corner_velocity: 5.0
[gcode_macro LED_ON] gcode: SET_PIN PIN=led VALUE=1
[gcode_macro LED_OFF] gcode: SET_PIN PIN=led VALUE=0
[gcode_macro START_PRINT] gcode: {% set BED_TEMP = params.BED_TEMPdefault(75)float %} {% set EXTRUDER_TEMP = params.EXTRUDER_TEMPdefault(195)float %} # Start bed heating (but don't wait for it) M140 S{BED_TEMP} # Use absolute coordinates G90 # Reset the G-Code Z offset (adjust Z offset if needed) SET_GCODE_OFFSET Z=-0.580 # Home the printer G28 # Move the nozzle near the bed G1 Z5 F3000 # Move the nozzle very close to the bed G1 Z0.15 F300 # Wait for bed to reach temperature M190 S{BED_TEMP} # Set and wait for nozzle to reach temperature M109 S{EXTRUDER_TEMP} G29
[gcode_macro M600]
gcode:
{% set X = params.Xdefault(50)float %} {% set Y = params.Ydefault(0)float %} {% set Z = params.Zdefault(10)float %} SAVE_GCODE_STATE NAME=M600_state PAUSE G91 G1 E-.8 F2700 G1 Z{Z} G90 G1 X{X} Y{Y} F3000 G91 G1 E-50 F1000 SET_IDLE_TIMEOUT TIMEOUT=7200 RESTORE_GCODE_STATE NAME=M600_state 

[include timelapse.cfg]

[gcode_macro G29] #界面中增加G29指令

gcode:

G28

bed_mesh_calibrate

G1 X0 Y0 Z10 F4200

[gcode_arcs]

resolution: 1.0

*# <---------------------- SAVE_CONFIG --------------------

*# DO NOT EDIT THIS BLOCK OR BELOW. The contents are auto-generated.

*

*# [bed_mesh default]

*# version = 1

*# points =

*# -0.117500, -0.105000, -0.182500, -0.217500, -0.125000, -0.072500

*# -0.065000, -0.087500, -0.105000, -0.087500, -0.050000, -0.042500

*# 0.005000, -0.050000, -0.082500, -0.072500, 0.002500, 0.015000

*# -0.017500, -0.045000, -0.107500, -0.075000, -0.017500, 0.007500

*# 0.025000, -0.027500, -0.027500, -0.072500, -0.075000, 0.032500

*# 0.032500, 0.025000, -0.050000, -0.037500, -0.015000, -0.005000

*# tension = 0.2

*# min_x = 15.0

*# algo = lagrange

*# y_count = 6

*# mesh_y_pps = 2

*# min_y = 15.0

*# x_count = 6

*# max_y = 385.0

*# mesh_x_pps = 2

*# max_x = 385.0

*

*# [input_shaper]

*# shaper_type_x = 2hump_ei

*# shaper_freq_x = 55.0

*# shaper_type_y = mzv

*# shaper_freq_y = 34.2

*

*# [extruder]

*# control = pid

*# pid_kp = 26.402

*# pid_ki = 1.408

*# pid_kd = 123.761

*

*# [probe]

*# z_offset = -0.580

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2023.03.20 22:53 7654Sky Should I (28F) charge my partner (28M) rent?

I (28F) have my own place with a mortgage. Eventually I will sell and me and partner (28M) will be looking to relocate and buy together, however, in the meantime we discussed him moving into mine. Is it fair to charge rent if I’m not putting him on the mortgage? I currently rent out my spare room and will be asking them to leave when my partner moves in so we can have more space. I can make bills without the rent, but I can’t afford to save anything, which I will need to do in prep for buying and selling, emergency fund, and a hefty yearly service charge as my place is leasehold which is why I was letting the room in the first place.
Extra info: we’ve been together 4 months. He currently lives with parents but has lived independently previously. He has savings and appears to be sensible with money. We seem to be on the same page about finances and most things.
Any ideas on how we should go about this in a fair way?
TL;DR Is it fair to charge a partner rent if they aren’t going on the mortgage?
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2023.03.20 22:53 Icy-Inflation-1545 Top 10 Best Wi-Fi Router

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:53 Forsaken-Fill-3221 "Normal" Dry eye?

Hi all,
I'm a male in my 30s and a software developer which makes it even more frustrating as my job is to stare at a screen for the last 15 years.
So over the last few weeks my eyes have really been bothering me. Basic symptoms:
I was told it's due to dry eye / blepharitis but I did not go to a dry eye specialist and was diagnosed by "regular" Ophthalmologists - although one of them did seem to take a tear sample or something and pretty confidently say MGD and Bleph.
I'm in NYC but it doesn't seem so easy to find a "dry eye specialist" with normal availability.
I've been trying the "classic" things in the meantime but they really don't seem to make much of a difference. I'm not even totally convinced my issues are from that as (side thread) I am also a glaucoma suspect but I was assured by 2 Ophthalmologists and an Optometrist that my eye pressure is thankfully nowhere near anywhere that would cause any of those symptoms.

Using the computer really makes it worse. And I'm talking using it for like half an hour - not 10 hours a day like I normally would. I also noticed I've definitely been grinding/clenching my teeth more (even during the day) so I kind of wonder if all that tension is bugging my eyes as well.

I've been given bacterial ointment for the blepharitis (without great instructions on how to apply it), and told to use warm compresses and drops frequently.

So I've tried at this point:
I'm honestly not even sure what I'm looking for - I think mainly:
  1. Does this all sound like dryeye/bleph
  2. What else can I be trying? It's really been "flaring" for a month only but it feels like so much longer. I've had dry eyes before but not like this - this is really affecting my ability to work a full workday on the computer (and then time for Reddit at the end :) ).
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2023.03.20 22:52 Due_Policy1268 AITA for telling my in future in-laws that it's not a wedding gift unless it's given to both people and telling my fiancee I don't want to live in a house I don't own?

My fiancee [27F] and I [29M] grew up very differently. I was an immigrant who moved here when I was 6, and we were definitely struggling a lot. My parents worked extremely hard to provide for me and siblings, and they always prioritized our education over everything. My dad always told me it was his dream to live in a house that he owned, since we'd always rented, but he couldn't save up enough since we were renting in expensive areas with good schools. Unfortunately, both of my parents passed away before being able to realize that dream. My dad passed away when I was 17 and my mom passed away almost 3 years ago due to covid.
My fiancee grew up fairly wealthy. Like private schools, designer clothes, 3-4 international vacations per year flying first or business class the whole way. I was able to attend college thanks to student loans, scholarships, and part-time jobs, which delayed my graduation a bit, while her parents were able to fairly easily cover all expenses themselves. However, I'm the last person to say that my fiancee hasn't earned everything she's gotten. She's an extremely intelligent person, and besides funding her education, her parents are in no way responsible for her accomplishments.
My fiancee and I met 6 years ago when we started working at the same company, in the same position, at the same time, after graduating from college. We hit it off almost instantly and it didn't take long for us to start dating. Both of us still work at the company, however I've progressed through the career ladder a bit more quickly than she has and now make just over twice what she does. I'll be the first to admit that this is completely undeserved and I've benefitted from a lot of luck and definitely some sexism as well, since we work in a male-dominated field. Still, that has allowed me to aggressively attack my student loans, and once they were payed off, I put that into saving up for a down payment on a house as a way to fulfill my parents dreams.
I proposed about 6 months, and things have been great so far. However, this past weekend, we were at her family's house, when her parents told us that for a wedding present, they were going to give us a house. My fiancee was overjoyed, and although I was also happy, I wanted to know the details as well. Pretty quickly, her parents told us that the house would be in her name only, and that they expected us to sign a prenup to protect any (and only) pre-marriage assets "just in case". I was insulted that they thought I was after their money at all since I make more than she does anyway, and I ended up telling them that they can't call it a wedding present if they only give it to one person. I then told my fiancee I refused to live in a house that I don't own, and she knows exactly why. All three of them got very upset with me. So AITA?
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2023.03.20 22:52 shrink-ray2333 Path of evil or good?

So I'm going to write a fic with an HSCP Assassin in training getting saved(Or rather forced to by the villains/vigilante's if that route is the one I go down) by someone. Either a hero, a villain, or a vigilante. After they attempt the assassination on one of the three.
Why? someone will probably ask well for two of the three options it is a mixture of pity and seeing he could still help people(Part of the reason why the assassination goes wrong is because the MC hesitates to kill the hero/vigilante because they help people. If it is a villain he simply is spared because he can be used. So I'm wondering who the MC's savior should be.
They would be the one who mentors the MC into the side of either good, evil, or whatever the fuck their goal is.
Their quirk is:
Quirk: Force Nature
Quirk abilities: The User Can Change(or rather force) Certain Things they can touch. If They Make Any Sound When Breathing/Walking then they can stop the noise by touching their body beforehand. They Can Also Put This On Anything Their Touching (Example: If you're holding a gun, and shoot it but wanted to make it make no sound when it shoots, there would be no sound) or if you wanna make yourself invisible, you can make it so you're invisible to everyone else except you. Although this'd be extremely tough to do. He an also change the trajectory of projectiles if he is able to touch them. Or soften the impact of a punch
This is great for assassinations because they could make themselves have no smell, no sound and etc and just kill the victim while not being visible.
Quirk limitations and weaknesses: The user has to be touching whatever they want to change with all five fingers. Also they cannot just make people stop breathing. The rules for the quirk are as follows. 1) The user cannot instantly kill with it. 2) The user cannot heal with the quirk(like they can't just change the wound to be healed. There has to be something to work with... Although with training healing can be possible) . The quirk changes the way things happen within something or someone. Or outside of them. Wounds cannot be healed. And 3) The user cannot change over three things at once. For example they can make a gunshot quiet, themselves completely quiet, and there to be no smell. But they cannot add invisibility to that list. Also flight isn't an option
Quirk classification: Class 5 quirk. Bordering on class 6 with the potential to become class 6 once awakened.
So they are very powerful but they have limitations on what they can do(until the long awaited quirk awakening sometime near the end of the fic because I want to see my MC fucking destroy his enemies with touch alone)
Sorry for the walls of text. I figured context for their quirk would be useful. Someone kindly gave me the quirk idea from the MHA oc discord and I really love it. I
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2023.03.20 22:51 Gsr79 AITA for calling my roommate an idiot for feeding my dog grapes

My roommate and I have a cordial relationship. We were a random match so we’re not close by any means, but she’s chill and we keep clean. When we talk, it’s typically about our dogs being friends.
I got home yesterday and casually asked what they (dogs + roommate) were up to. She said they were eating some grapes. I panicked and ran over to my dog and pulled the grape out her mouth. She asked if my dog was allergic and I told her grapes are poisonous to them.
I walked away to Google what exactly can happen to dogs if they eat grapes. She came in my room and said she gives her dog grapes from time to time so it’s not a big deal and that I should calm down. I would’ve been a little more understanding of her ignorance if she hadn’t said that. I ignored her and kept reading articles on Google and she went
Long story short, I took my dog to the emergency vet and she’s ok now. They kept her for the night/most of today to monitor her kidneys. I’m glad she’s fine but that vet bill was the last thing I needed because now i’m even more screwed. My rent and grocery money is out the window. When I got back home last night to talk to my roommate about it, she went “Well you had been rationing her food so don’t blame me for trying to help.”
That ticked me off and I lost it. For context- I lost my job in the big TTI layoff and thankfully just got a new one that starts in 2 weeks. I’ve been mixing her food with other vet-recommended human food to make it last longer. Unemployment denied my application so she knows I’ve been stressed about food and bills while trying to get that situated.
I yelled and called her an idiot, and said that instead of trying to guilt trip me she should be concerned about her own dogs health after feeding him grapes for who knows how long. And that if anyone, she should be the one paying the vet bill because now I can’t eat or pay rent in 10 days. I walked off, so this morning she texted me saying I was being a d*** over a simple misunderstanding and that I took what she said too personally.
In retrospect, I do feel bad for the personal attacks, but at the same time, I feel like dogs not eating grapes is almost common sense. And if she didn’t know that, then being remorseful would’ve been a better response.
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2023.03.20 22:51 Phoeebs- Computer Science, but bad at maths?!


I know that many of you might have seen this question pop up multiple times, so I apologise for adding to it! I just wanted to give some context, to see if any answers would differ.
I am currently completing a Free Bootcamp about Web Development, and I am really enjoying it. It is tough, and sometimes I have Imposter Syndrome, but I really want to enjoy this process and gain the skills, so I can confidently say "I am a Software Developer, specialising in Web Development".
My interest in this Bootcamp, and programming as a whole, has made me question myself about going to University for Computer Science. I have had a look at places near me, and what I will be learning, and I like the look of it, excluding one thing: Maths!
I was never really good at Maths in high school, I passed barley, and I was in the lower sets. This makes me concerned about going into Computer Science. My mind tells me, "You can learn maths, just like you're learning web development now. You can learn anything if you have the determination and grit" My question to you guys is, is this a realistic thought? Or maybe, I should be more realistic and focus on things that don't really require maths? Should I wait a couple of years? Should I learn the basics at home?
Apologies for such long paragraphs! I want to give you as much context as I can! I would be so happy if anyone read this and gave me advice. If not, then that is 100% okay. If I have missed anything that you would like to know, if you would like any more context or if you think this is confusing for people to understand, then please let me know or ask any questions!
Thank you for reading, Phoebe :)
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2023.03.20 22:50 Icy-Conflict8398 Best Wi-Fi Router 2023

Figuring out what the best router for your needs can be complicated. We've tested the top Wi-Fi router brands so you can find the right one for your needs.

Take a look at this list: https://quizience.com/best-wi-fi-routers-for-2022/


TP-Link Archer AX21
Best budget router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX1800

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Available for $100 (or less if you catch a sale), the TP-Link Archer AX21 is an entry-level, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router that supports top speeds of up to 1,201Mbps (1.2Gbps) on its 5GHz band. It's nothing fancy, but it offered near flawless performance for small- to medium-size homes in our tests, and it's a cinch to setup and use thanks to TP-Link's Tether app.

Best of all, when tested against other, similar routers from names like Asus and Netgear, the AX21 held its own with faster download speeds, better range, and low latency, too. Add in a functional bandsteering mode that automatically steers you between the 2.4 and 5GHz bands within a single network, plus guest network controls and even a quality of service engine for prioritizing traffic to the most important devices on your network, and you're looking at a decent home networking upgrade that's as simple and affordable as it gets. It isn't powerful enough to max out speeds on a gigabit network, but it can still hit consistent close-range speeds near 700Mbps or so, which is more than enough for most households. Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.



Linksys Hydra Pro 6 (MR5500)
Best midrange router

Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5400

Range

Up to 2,700 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

If you've already got a budget router running your network and you're ready to upgrade to something more powerful, the Linksys Hydra Pro 6 belongs high on your list. With a dual-band, AX5400 build, full support for Wi-Fi 6, and 160MHz channel support for moving data more efficiently, it was an excellent performer in my speed tests, even managing to outperform flashier picks like the also great Asus RT-AX86U.

The Hydra Pro 6 is a touch pricey as dual-band routers go, but the steady, consistent performance makes it a standout. Try and catch it on sale if you can, but if you just want a reliable, no-frills router that can keep up with gigabit speeds, look no further. Read our Linksys Hydra Pro 6 review.



TP-Link Deco W7200
Best mesh router overall


Wi-Fi Standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX3600

Range

Up to 5,500 sq. ft. (two devices)

Wireless Networking Security

WPA2, WPA3

Bands

Tri-Band (2.4 and two 5GHz)

For the best performance from your mesh router, you'll want to prioritize getting one with support for Wi-Fi 6, plus a tri-band design that includes three separate bands of traffic: the usual 2.4 and 5GHz bands, plus an additional 5GHz band that the system can use as a dedicated wireless backhaul for transmissions between the router and its satellites. Most mesh routers like that cost at least $300 or even $400, but the TP-Link Deco W7200 gets you there for less than $250.

That's the best deal I've seen for a tri-band mesh router with support for Wi-Fi 6 -- and sure enough, it's an excellent performer, as well. In fact, the only system that managed to outperform it outright in my at-home speed tests is the AX6000 version of Netgear Orbi, which costs more than three times as much (keep reading for more on that one). On top of that, TP-Link's setup process is about as easy as it gets, with satellite extenders that automatically join the mesh as soon as you plug them in. Read our TP-Link Deco W7200 review.



Asus RT-AX86U
Best gaming router

Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 6

Speed Rating

AX5700

Range

Up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Wireless Networking Security

WPA3

Bands

Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Gaming routers promise high performance and low latency for die-hard gamers, and it isn't uncommon to find them selling for $300 or even $400. At about $270 or less, the Asus RT-AX86U dual-band router isn't inexpensive either, but it's a strong value relative to routers like those -- and the performance it delivers as a gaming router is flat-out great.

Most noteworthy is the router's latency management. In fact, it leads all of the routers I've ever tested, gaming or otherwise, with the lowest average latency across all of my tests, which online gamers will definitely appreciate. Something else you'll appreciate: An excellent mix of app-based controls and features, including a mobile boost mode, that lets you prioritize gaming traffic to your phone at the touch of a button.

Gaming features aside, the RT-AX86U offers full support for Wi-Fi 6, with strong, stable speeds and good range. If you need additional range, you can add other Asus "AIMesh" devices to your home network to make it the centerpiece of a mesh.

That checks off all of the boxes that most people want from a good gaming router, and it gets you there at a price that isn't too painful for us to recommend. Even if you aren't a gamer, this is still one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy right now. Read our list of the best gaming routers.
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2023.03.20 22:50 PepperAntique Wait, is this just GATE? (332/?)

Previous
Writer's note: Short sections with updates about all kinds of people. And Vickers faces his greatest threat ever.
Enjoy.
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"So the last round is a four person free for all?" James asked as he saw the tournament finale.
"Yes." Amina said. "Once you've been struck seven times you'll be locked out of the fight and you'll be immobilized and shielded until it's over. Here's what's going to happen."
"So we're really not going to talk about the centaur in the room?" James asked.
"James focus." Amina said, ignoring his quip. "You, myself, and this Raend fellow are going to team up against the Glag."
"Okay so it as A... Glag?" James asked. "Glag isn't its name."
"It's both." Amina said simply. "That's neither here nor there. We need to work together to defeat the Glag or else we'll all be defeated within the first minute of the fight."
James's eyebrows furrowed at that. He looked over at the spot where the Glag(?) was standing in the corner of the room. Once again it seemed to be staring straight ahead with its mouth agape and drooling out the slurry of stone and saliva.
"That thing?" He asked. "You sure?"
"Okay." Amina said with her hands in front of her face in a prayer position as she took a deep breath. "James, that thing is a sentient variation of an earth elemental. It's faster than it looks. It's.... well... it's not SMARTER than it looks. But it is much more clever than you're probably giving it credit for. Besides which, remember what the devices on out chests are designed to signal for?"
James looked down at the small brass and crystal device. "Yeah. Hits." He said.
She poked his forehead with a finger. "Hits that would be lethal in a real fight." She reminded him. "Which for you and me means basically anything anyone in this tournament can throw at us. Now. Tell me. What's lethal for an elemental made of stone?"
"Oh." He said once he thought of the question for a moment.
"Yeah." She said. Then she made a face and her hand moved to her stomach.
James quickly looked around to see if anyone was watching, and when he saw the one other humanoid fighter in the room, presumably Raend, was busy reading a book, he turned to Amina and moved to provide her a bit of cover.
"You okay?" He asked.
Amina took several deep breaths and steeled herself a bit. "Yes. Though morning sickness is an incredibly inaccurate term."
"Need some water or something?" He asked. Then he thought of the hit she'd taken at the end of her fight with Gorna. "Say, maybe this wasn't a good idea. Having you in this tournament."
"Not a chance." She said as she spit a bit of saliva out into the nearby spittoon. "Besides. There's no way you win against that thing with only two people."
"Seriously?" James asked. "We are talking about that guy right?" He reiterated with a thumb over his shoulder as the two of them approached Raend.
Glag continued staring passively at the rack of spears that was in front of him.
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Vickers had just finished talking to the owner of the building that the letter had specified, the same one he had been converted in, when he heard a familiar armored gait approaching. He folded the letter from the council and put it in his back pocket, and was walking around the wagon with the silver barbed mesh that would line the rooms for Five and Driscoll when he ran into the owner of the familiar stride pattern.
"Well. Looks like we get to-" His voice trailed off as he looked at the unexpected arrival. Then he looked up higher. "You're not Atrafar." He said with a cocked eyebrow. The hand that had just put the letter away slid up his back until it was resting on his pistol. He'd had to break off and then file down the trigger guard to be able to use it again.
"No. No I'm not." The massive, grey and white muzzled, werewolf in Outer Light armor said with a cocked eyebrow of its own.
"The council sent you?" Vickers asked. "You're overseeing the conversion?"
The wolf looked down at his armor for a moment. "Looks that way." He said. "I assume that you're Chief Anthony Vickers?"
"Yeah." The SEAL answered as the large wolf began to slowly look him up and down.
After a few moments of awkward silence the newcomer spoke up again. "Night brothers are rare. You're smaller than she makes you sound." He said as he approached the wagon and casually lifted one of the silver mesh bundles with his gauntleted hand.
Vickers donned a confused expression. "Than who makes me sound?"
"My daughter." The wolf said as it carefully walked into the building with the bundle, grabbing one of the tool bags from the side of the wagon with his empty hand. "Atrafar. I'm Outer Light Commander De'Lius Dauntless. Retired. Though I've been recalled for the next few days." He said as he disappeared into the door. "Let's get to work."
Vickers tried to bite his lip, forgetting that his new facial structure didn't exactly allow that particular expression. "Fuck." He said under his breath.
He reached over to one of the remaining bundles on the wagon and tried to lift it. It took a bit of effort, and he wasn't able to one hand it like the Commander had. But eventually he got it onto his shoulder and went inside as well.
"Fuck fuck fuuuuuuck." He said as he went inside.
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Werner slowly emerged from the third and final slumber to the sight of the healing ward's ceiling.
"There she is." Said the voice of Margaret Choi. "How are you Ambassador? Are you with us?"
Werner felt the back of the bed raising a bit, putting her into a slanted seated position.
"Yeah." She said before breaking into a yawn. "How did it go?"
"Well that really depends on you." Nurse Choi said. "As far as everything on our side is concerned the procedure went off without a hitch. How do you feel?"
She thought about it for a moment. "I fell okay I guess." Then a slightly more pressing issue presented itself. "I need to pee really badly."
"Well that's good." Nurse Choi replied. "I only removed your catheter about an hour ago. So that'll be a good chance to make sure that part went well. Though I'm sure it did. Come on and stand up."
Werner did as instructed and saw the Minotaur, Shrend, standing off to the side and looking at her charts. "Healer Farstorm." She greeted him.
"Welcome back Ambassador." Shrend said with a warm smile. "Things went well. Please follow Mrs. Choi and she'll get you where you need to go."
Ten minutes later, and much more relieved, she was back in the room and undergoing tests. They ran her through a familiar gamut of motor skill, walking stability, and various cognitive tests. Nurse Choi compared the results to the records that Earth had sent over for them.
By the time they were done it was nearly night again, and Werner was hovering on the border of breaking out into tears.
"Well Ambassador." Shrend said as he and Nurse Choi looked over the results and comparisons. "I don't want to count my drakes before they hatch. But if these results mean what Mrs. Choi says they do, then I think it's been a success. I really need to work on understanding English so I can read these more easily." He joked.
"I haven't scored that well since I was in my twenties." Werner said as she fought to keep her eyes dry.
"Well hopefully it stays that way for a long time." Nurse Choi said as she placed a hand on Werner's shoulder. The other hand grabbed a towel and handed it to her. "It's okay to be happy." She whispered softly.
Werner took the advice and let herself cry for a bit. The Nurse rubbed her back a little as she slowly got herself back under control and wiped her face.
"Thank you so much." She said between sobbing bouts.
"Oh. No need for that." Shrend said. "Healing and helping people is what we do. Now let's see about getting you back to your quarters and we'll have you back tomorrow for a bit more testing."
"Okay." She said as she let the nurse help her back to her feet.
She didn't stumble, or misstep at all in the ten or so minutes it took to get back. And by the time she got there she felt like she was floating.
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"You want to do what?" King Farrick asked.
"I've been ordered to restart testing on transmittal of living specimens to Earth from Petravus your majesty." Col. Muhammed said flatly. "We've set up a pressure chamber that can handle that particular issue and help them depressurize. Plus we have reason to believe that our world has become magically saturated enough that even a Petravian citizen should be able to survive the trip. Though, obviously we'll be starting with Earth citizens."
She pressed a button and a series of windows appeared on his screen, showing videos of people performing feats of strength and speed similar to what some of the Earth people in the castle were capable of now. Some of the videos showed people performing magical spells, though they were all simply, fire and wind attacks, moving earth, summoning light. Some of them showed people accidentally dealing with the carnage that some of that resulted in. There was a news segment, with Petravian subtitles put in place for him, talking about something called an "Influencer" dying after they attempted to fly over something called the Grand Canyon.
"I had assumed as much." He said after a few minutes of watching the curious footage. No matter how many times he saw them, videos amazed him. "I take it that you intend to have the Ambassador send over a few of the people we released."
"That's the long term goal." She admitted openly. "For now we intend to start with small wildlife. Rats or something equivalent. We're not looking to risk any human, or humanoid, life just yet."
"Hmm. Fair enough." He concurred. "You might be happy to know that my healers say that Ambassador Werner has emerged from her final rejuvenation session and all signs point toward a healthy recovery."
The Colonel smiled, and for the first time King Farrick thought it might have been a genuine one.
"That's excellent news." She said. "If the therapy proves fully successful, or hell even partially, that will revolutionize the medical field on our world. Did Nurse Choi take notes?"
"Extensive ones." The King said. "As did our chief healer."
"I look forward to reading them. Whenever you're willing to send them."
The King leaned forward a bit, knowing that he was at an advantage in this exchange
"Tell me." He said as he continued watching the footage that was rapidly changing on his screen. "What kind of magical trouble are the people over there causing?"
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2023.03.20 22:50 JodoKast87 Finished Tales of Innocence R

Spoiler tag is mostly there for minor spoiler stuff. Just wanted to share my thoughts on the game and help others to see if this game could be for them.
I bought Innocence R for my Vita and then patched it with English subtitles. You could also just straight up download the game onto a PC as well. I really didn’t notice any issues with the translation though I will say that the manner of speech didn’t always match the characters. For instance, formal/uptight characters throwing around casual terms like “you guys” when speaking to the party or modern slang like Spada saying “Hella”. Briefly took me out of the moments, but nothing major. Overall, I think the fan translation is really good and I’m so happy I got to enjoy this game thanks to the people over at Life Bottle Productions!
Tales of Innocence R is short. In my initial play through, I completed the game in 40 hours. That’s going on blind/no guides and treasure hunting every map for chests and near the end game scouring the map for side quests/secrets. In my new game+, I will likely complete it in 30 hours. A speedy gamer could probably do 25. This game was originally created for the DS, so it does make sense that they wouldn’t want to have it be too long and to make more sense for “on the go” play. I didn’t mind it being short because the combat isn’t too complex and is initiated with random encounter battles. Innocence R therefore didn’t overstay it’s welcome.
One of the only problems with the game being a bit short is that the story doesn’t get fleshed out as much as I would have liked. And if you don’t rest at Inns, you miss out on a ton of back story that helps the overall story too. I didn’t realize that so many story skits were locked behind staying at Inns until later in the game, so I spent around half an hour “catching up” later in the game when I realized this. Overall, the story is decent, but falls flat at the end making a lot of what happened seem unnecessary outside of character growth for the main two party members.
Speaking of the cast, they were fun for the most part. Ruca is a tropey pushover character who apologizes for everything even when it doesn’t make sense to apologize. Illia is irritating and mean and I replaced her with another healer the moment I could do so. Her relationship with Ruca is forced due to their past lives and though out the entire game it never developed much. Spada is the loyal bratty bro and his character doesn’t change much. Angie could have been a super interesting character, but they really didn’t do much with her. I thought they might dive into how she was a guy in her past life, but they addressed it once, she says her past life was basically like a dream and it didn’t effect who she is today much, and then they move on. This sort of conflicts with the rest of the story though as every characters motivations are based on their past lives. Anyway, I still liked Angie, but it bothered me how much they talked about her weight and then they didn’t even make her character model any larger than anyone else. Ricardo’s character was also super interesting as he was an enemy to Ruca’s past self. Hermie was pretty funny as the child character, yet also very motherly due to being the mother of Ruca’s past self. All of these characters sort of had “built in” character traits due to being reincarnations of “demons” in the past. However, one of the fun aspects initially, was how different their current incarnations are than their past selves. Ruca being the timid, shy character as opposed to Asura, the war general. Illia being a mean tomboy as opposed to Inanna, the prim and proper beauty. Spada being a bratty delinquent, as opposed to a noble sentient sword. …and then we get Angie, a wise priestess as opposed to… a wise strategist. And Ricardo who used to wield a scythe, but now… only likes guns. And Hermie who is a motherly kid, but use to just be a mother… It’s like they just stopped going with their theme of being an individual and not being tied down to who people think you are or what you use to be.
We aren’t done with characters yet however. There are two more shoehorned in for what was suppose to be the triverse trilogy. We have Kongwei who is a sorcerer from another world and QQ, a warrior from another world. Their part in the overall story is minimal due to their own separate story that takes place in a post game dungeon and was suppose to continue in “future reimaginings”.
There is a story about many warring nations and these reincarnated people with special powers being being used as weapons, but this is mostly put on the back burner while the party tries to discover what went wrong in the past to get us to the point where we are today. This allows for some character development to happen, but at the expense of an impending doom to sort of get forgotten about. Not a lot of tension going on in the story and this brings us to what I think is the weakest part of Innocence R. The villains. I just finished the game and I’m having a hard time remembering the names of the major villains that I fought. There was Cerberus, who use to guard the ultimate super power weapon that everyone is after. Chitose, the love-scorned women who never caught Asura’s gaze. Some army general guy who is power hungry. And then Hasta who is a blood lust insane guy who use to be a sentient spear. Probably the most fleshed out villain. And then Mattheus, maybe the weakest main villain in the series. She has an interesting plot twist to her, but we don’t get a lot of time with her and she has the cookie cutter Tales villain trope of “every sucks, so let’s just blow the world up”. Thankfully, most of these villains weren’t a pain to beat in combat.
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2023.03.20 22:50 Scooby_shoo My (25F) Recurrent Issue with Boyfriend (26M): His Ex/Lying

My boyfriend and I have been dating for about 2 years now. The start of our relationship was rocky to say the least, as he lied about past relationships (such has who he dated and for how long) and other small things (such as where he was that day). There were also some issues with his girl friends, who expressed that they wanted to be with him, being shocked that we were dating and not knowing that we were even 6+ months in. He stated that our relationship never really came up. After me expressing that it wasn't fair for me to be in a relationship where I felt a little hidden, he said he couldn't lose me and would step up. He truly worked on it, and realized he's always felt the need to lie about things here and there since his childhood hoping to not look badly to others. I can say that he seems to have changed which I'm endlessly proud of him for, and is open about things more than ever. He said he would never hide me again and wanted us for life. We are each other's rock and have truly gotten each other through the worst of times. There's a lot that I'm not perfect at, but I really believe that I am not my boyfriend's mother, so I never asked for his location or anything to that degree even after the lying. Felt like a breach of privacy.
His ex, who he lied to me about because he was concerned their breakup was too close to the start of our relationship and she had moved states to live near him, texted him early in our relationship looking for closure. During this conversation, he didn't mention he was in a relationship. I understand this would be a lot to ask, but I really wished he would have, given him hiding me before and that I mentioned him when I had an ex reach out to me just before we were officially dating. I expressed that I was thankful he told me she reached out, but that I did wish he mentioned we were together. And that if they spoke again, I'd really appreciate it if he mentioned he has someone now. He said he didn't think to say it because he didn't want to hurt her feelings. Eventually, he texted her that he was in a relationship and it was best they didn't talk. For some reason I still felt hurt, I didn't want his ex to feel bad but it also made me feel strange. He said that he blocked her.
That was over a year ago. In the meantime, there was one hiccup of his brother's SO mentioning how much everyone loved his ex, and how wonderful she was when I was first meeting the family. I wasn't sure how to respond, so I tried to do it with grace and say I've only heard great things. It somewhat made me feel as if I was being compared to her, but I did my best to power through and know that I am a good match for him too, and do my best to connect with his family. To be honest though, at times I felt like I was a ghost of his ex because of those comments, but I tried not to think about it. We still have conversations about lying, and trust. Last week, his ex texted him about a wedding that they were both invited to. I thought that she was blocked, but I trust with his new phone that didn't roll over. She asked to call, and he let me know that they were going to talk. I was so proud of him for looping me in, and really thankful. After the call and us talking about how it went, I asked if he mentioned our relationship. He didn't. I hate to say that it hurt and I was angry, but I was. I didn't understand how after the lying at the start of our relationship, and the inadvertently hiding me from other people because "I just didn't come up", he wouldn't want to just mention it, even if it was only to ease my mind. I try so hard to understand his point of view on things but I'm really struggling on this one.
At this point, this has caused so many fights. He's apologized, but it still unfortunately doesn't feel solved. I feel insecure about his ex, and part of me sometimes can't help but wonder if there is something more I'm not seeing. I don't usually care about exes or past relationships, but given the lying, at the start I feel on guard. I just want to know if the start of this relationship triggered some trust issues I have and that he is not in the wrong, or if I do have a valid reason to be concerned. I'm having trouble listening to my gut on this one, so any advice is extremely appreciated. Thanks!
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2023.03.20 22:49 jthavorn Friends move day madness

Sorry for the long post but wanted to put lots of context into this.
This past weekend, my friend (single mother of 2 kids) asks if I can help her move apartments. She tells me she has a new apartment and need to clear everything out of her old place in two weeks. She says she will pay for any gas I use plus provide food as needed. I agree and head over around 9 am. When I get to her place, nothing is packed. We proceed to put things into boxes until about 12 pm.
“Hey can you do me a favor? My mom needs some help so can you continue to pack while I head to her place really quick. It’s only gonna be 30 minutes.” She says. I agree and she heads out. I continue to stay behind and pack. It’s about 1:30 pm now and I’m starving.
“When are you coming back? I’m hungry.” I text.
“Sorry my mom asked me to go run some errands with her. Can you please help me and continue to pack? I promise I’ll take you out to a nice dinner later.” She replies.
“Ok but are you gonna come back and help me? Is anyone else coming to help me?”
“Not really…I’m sorry I don’t feel comfortable asking other guys to come to my house and handle my personal things. I can trust you. Plus I don’t want people other than you or my mom knowing where my new place is.”
Although I think this is messed up, I agree and continue to pack. She finally shows back up at 4 pm with a uhual which surprises me.
“You got a uhual?” I ask.
“Yeah I figured it would be easier to just rent a uhual to move the bed and sofa.” She says.
“We’re moving that today? I thought you had two weeks to move out. Are you trying to move everything TODAY? Your new place is only 5 miles down the road.”
“Well yeah…I’m paying for the uhual so duh we’re using it today.”
“And there’s no one to help me lift and carry your big bed?”
“I’ll help you don’t worry. Like I said you’re my best friend and the only one I trust being here and knowing where my new place is so I don’t feel comfortable asking any other guy friend to help cause all they want is to flirt and hold me.” Not wanting to fight, I just continue on.
We start moving her bed frame from the bedroom to the outside until her neighbor comes up to us. They start speaking in Spanish which I can’t understand.
“Hold up I’ll be right back. Just a moment.” My friend says as she walks off with her neighbor. I wait for about 10 minutes until I go looking for her. I find her at her neighbors apartment sitting and drinking tea.
“Are you gonna help me move your bed frame into the uhual?” I ask.
“Yeah sorry I’ll be right there.” She says. I walk back to the apartment. I figure I’d make myself useful and start loading boxes into the uhual. Finally after almost an hour of waiting I get fed up and start moving the bed frame to the uhual by myself. I inch my way to the truck little by little. At one point, a different neighbor sees me and offers to help me which I am so grateful for. He also offers to help me move her sofa into the uhual. 7 pm now and everything is magically loaded into her truck now. She FINALLY shows back up but she’s in tears. Although I’m very angry, I first ask what’s wrong.
“My neighbor is so sweet. We just talked and she kept saying how sweet and kind I am and how much she will miss having me around and that god will bless me in my new life.” I count to 10 in my head and resist the urge to tell her off but don’t. I tell her that everything is packed but if we can call it a night and unload this stuff at her new place tomorrow. She agrees and I ask if we could go to the dinner she had offered. She says yes but just then she looks at her phone.
“Hey. I need you to get the fridge back out. Someone on Facebook offered to buy it from me.” She says.
“What? You’re selling your fridge?” I say.
“Yeah I already have a fridge at my new place and asked anyone on Facebook if they wanted my old fridge. Someone just said they want to buy it. I need you to get the fridge back out and help me clean it right now. They’re literally on their way!” The fridge is located in the uhual behind a bunch of boxes. I frantically move the boxes out of the way and we clean the fridge quickly as the buyer shows up. I help the buyer load the fridge into his truck as my friend chats with the buyers wife. We both get into the uhual but she says we need to divert to a house about 30 minutes away first cause she wants to buy a lamp from a lady she saw on Facebook marketplace. I ask her if this is essential business right now to which she says yes.
“The lady will only be home until 8 pm so we need to go now. Don’t worry I’ll buy us dinner.” We go and she buys the lamp which is huge by the way. I load it in the uhual and we head to her new apartment. I park the uhual and ask if we could go to dinner now.
“Can we unload the truck?” She ask.
“I thought we’d agree that we’d do this tomorrow? It’s almost 9 pm and we’re still moving.” I say.
“Well they said if I return the uhual to them tonight I won’t get charged for tomorrow. They have a overnight drop off location.” Unbelievable I think to myself. We start unloading and magically everything is off the truck and into her new place by midnight.
“Hey you messed up by bed frame.” She says pointing to a small scratch by the footboard.
“Well I’m sorry you wouldn’t help me load it into the truck.” I say.
“You could’ve waited like I asked and I would’ve helped you. This bed frame was expensive and it’s not cool that you messed it up.”
“You gotta be kidding me right? After I’ve helped you move all day, you want to give me an attitude like that?”
“I’m not giving you an attitude. You’re the one getting all dramatic for no reason now.”
“You know fine. I’m outta here. Forget about dinner. Thanks for wasting my day.” I leave and call an Uber to get me back to my truck at her old apartment.
“You’re fucked up. You’re suppose to be my best friend. I told you I only trust you and yeah maybe I asked a lot from you but that’s no reason to blow up on me. I actually made late dinner reservations for us but now I guess I’ll go alone or cancel. Thanks for nothing.” She texts. I ignore it. After I get my truck I drive home and go to bed.
The next morning I check my instagram and see she went out to dinner after I left last night but she definitely wasn’t alone as she was posting stories of toasting drinks. This slightly angers me. Later that day, she calls to apologize. She says the move was stressing her out and her impending divorce made her lose focus. She offered to take me out to lunch but I declined. She begged me to come over so she could take me to lunch but I still said no thanks.
Advice on how things could’ve been handled differently or how to proceed with this friendship? I am very angry over her treatment of me but also somewhat sympathetic for her divorce and stress.
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