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2023.05.31 04:36 fireclaw344 [Question] ipod touch 2g

i have a jailbroken ipod touch 2g with ifile on ios 4.2.1 and i can remember something you can do in ifile that then lets you download some apps that need higher ios but i cant remember what i have to do. just wondering if anyone here knows it.
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2023.05.31 04:36 TheYankee17762 NYTIMES: Speer has announced the arrest of the Gang of 4.

By: Matthew Scott
Date: April 17, 1971
OSLO - In shocking news today, Speer has announced the arrest of Kiesinger, Schmidt, Erhard, and Trescow, also known unofficially as the Gang of 4. While after the German Civil War, many hoped with massive reform in Germany, in particular with rapid and radical market deregulation and the end of slavery, that Germany was headed on the path to democracy. Yet this has been heavily rebuked in the last few months with a series of hundreds of arrests or disappearances of pro-democracy and/or anti-Speer members of the German government, the violent crackdown of a student protest in Hamburg, and now the arrest of the Gang of Four. The Gang of Four have been arrested for quote, "treason, conspiracy, sedition and anti-German tenements". With the Gang of 4's arrest, it seems that hope for democratic reform in Germany has once again subsided.
Speer addressing the Gang of 4 said quote, "I do not support Democracy. I do not support liberalism. I am a strong believer in National Socialism and their assumption that I supported their ideas of liberal democracy was wrong. I love Germany! I love the National Socialist Party! I love Adolf Hitler! Therefore I shall do whatever I can to preserve it for thousand years. Traitors will be given no quarter." Businesses across the world, including in the US, have been reassured that the crackdowns will make business easier to conduct in Germany and that no foreign visitors or workers will be affected by the crackdowns.
While the Gang of 4 is assumed to stand trial, the trials are just a formality, Speer calls the shoots. It is unfortunate that it must be admitted that the spark of democracy in Germany has been extinguished. As his predecessor, Adolf Hitler said, “I will tolerate no opposition. We recognize only subordination – authority downwards and responsibility upwards.” Speer in this regard has not rejected his predecessor but has fully embraced him. The sunsets on German democratic reform.
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2023.05.31 04:36 Sush1burrito Single moms that live alone; how do you do it?

I’m a pregnant, soon-to-be single mom.
What do you do about childcare? Is it hard not having help? How hard is affording daycare?
I’m luckily going to live rent free with my family and they’re offering free childcare. But I want to save for a deposit on a townhome and move out in 5 years. So when my baby is 4-5 years old. Is this a bad idea?
My family is reliable and has helped me a lot before, but I do have back up plans just in case.
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2023.05.31 04:35 kartiman What is Sarms? List of Sarms Used for Effectiveness

In the world of fitness and bodybuilding, athletes are constantly seeking new ways to enhance performance and achieve their goals. One such avenue that has gained popularity is the use of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, commonly known as SARMs. In this article, we will explore what SARMs are and provide a comprehensive list of SARMs that are commonly used for their effectiveness.
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What are SARMs? SARMs are a class of compounds that selectively bind to androgen receptors in the body, mimicking the effects of testosterone. Unlike anabolic steroids, SARMs are designed to target specific tissues, such as muscles and bones, while minimizing the potential side effects on other organs. This selectivity makes them a promising alternative for individuals looking to enhance muscle growth, improve athletic performance, or aid in body recomposition.
List of SARMs and Their Effectiveness:
  1. Ostarine (MK-2866): Ostarine is one of the most well-known SARMs and is highly regarded for its ability to promote lean muscle mass, improve strength, and aid in fat loss. It is commonly used during cutting phases or when aiming for a recomp physique.
  2. Ligandrol (LGD-4033): Ligandrol is another popular SARM known for its potential to increase muscle mass and strength. It has shown promising results in clinical trials for muscle wasting conditions and has become a favorite among athletes and bodybuilders.
  3. Andarine (S4): Andarine is often used for its ability to enhance muscle definition and promote a more shredded appearance. It can also improve strength and endurance, making it beneficial during cutting phases.
  4. Cardarine (GW-501516): Although not strictly a SARM, Cardarine is often grouped with SARMs due to its popularity and similar usage. It is known for its potential to enhance endurance and fat burning, making it a valuable tool for athletes engaged in intense cardiovascular training.
  5. RAD-140 (Testolone): RAD-140 is a potent SARM with high anabolic activity. It is often praised for its ability to increase lean muscle mass, improve strength, and aid in muscle recovery. It is considered one of the strongest SARMs available.
  6. YK-11: YK-11 is unique among SARMs as it also acts as a myostatin inhibitor, which can further enhance muscle growth potential. It is often chosen by experienced users looking for advanced results.
  7. MK-677 (Ibutamoren): MK-677 is not a SARM but a growth hormone secretagogue. It stimulates the release of growth hormone and IGF-1, leading to increased muscle mass, improved recovery, and enhanced fat loss.
Important Considerations and Safety: While SARMs offer potential benefits, it's crucial to highlight that their long-term effects and safety are still being studied. It is advised to use SARMs responsibly, follow recommended dosages, and be aware of potential side effects, including testosterone suppression, lipid imbalances, and liver toxicity. Consulting with a healthcare professional or qualified fitness expert is recommended before starting a SARMs regimen.
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Conclusion: SARMs provide an intriguing alternative to traditional anabolic steroids, offering selective androgen receptor modulation with the potential for improved muscle growth, enhanced athletic performance, and body recomposition. Ostarine, Ligandrol, Andarine, Cardarine, RAD-140, YK-11, and MK-677 are among the most widely used and researched SARMs. However, it is crucial to prioritize safety, research, and consult with professionals before incorporating SARMs into your fitness journey.
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2023.05.31 04:35 SquiddXO 1997 Honda Civic EX makes vibrating noise when at a complete stop.

Whenever I come to a complete stop my civic starts making this weird vibrating sound and it gets pretty loud at times. It only happens when I'm pressing down on my break at a stop, but if my car is in park it doesn't make the noise. Any idea what this could be?
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2023.05.31 04:35 Resipsaloquitur777 Why do cats always stare at me?

Thought this group would he appropriate because im pretty sure it's got something to do with the spiritual realm / paranormal. In the city I live in there's always a few street cats roaming around. I went outside to move my car, it's dark. I'm walking and a black and white cat stops walking to stare at me. I pass him and he follows me with his little head. I stop and he keeps looking at me. I gave him a few “psst past pssts” and he just kept on looking. This happens every time I see a cat. I swear I've felt the same with squirrels and birds it's just harder to tell vs a cat staring at you. Anyone know what this could mean?
p.s. for the past week there have been several crows circling my condo building. Starts in the morning and goes pretty much till sun down. It's mad weird because a few days ago I saw one fly straight toward the 3 windows in my main room and I swear I saw its head peering in at me while it's body re positioned itself to fly to the right. So strange. Can anyone tell me anything?
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2023.05.31 04:35 sahsan10 Brogdon slander, and running the team back

It seems like a lot of fans don't want to pull the Brogdon injury excuse because the heat had their own combo guard injuries with Herro/Brogdon. In the case of Miami, they were getting excellent Vincent/Martin production instead.
Seeing a lot of offseason talk of shipping off Brogdon due to his salary and expendability with 3 starting guards.
Seems like a lot of fans are forgetting how many times Brogdon was the guys stepping up when one of the Jays were down (Lakers OT game when Tatum shot like ass, Pacers win come to mind)
Dude was brought in to fix the stagnant offensive issues we had last year. We knew the injury concerns he had coming in, but ultimately he played in 84% of games this year, just happened to be hurt for the most important ones.
We don't get by Philly without him, and likely beat Miami with a healthy BRogdon. The way White was able to bully Vincent in Game 7, healthy Brogdon should have been able to play him off the floor.
In terms of the roster, obviously the Jaylen contract is what people are hyperfocused on, but there's no reason to not have the core 6 group back (Jays, Smart, White, Brogdon, Al, Timelord). I'll miss Grant more than most if we can't match, but Gallo+Hauser will be an offensive boost. The team is going to need hustle players next year. Begarin could be an interesting internal piece.
I feel like people are overreacting to the new CBA rules. yes it punishes teams with multiple max players. but role players will end up becoming cheaper because not as many teams can load up on them. Also, the NBA is deeper than ever, we'll never be the heat from a scouting perspective, but we can find minimum players that can make the rotation.
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2023.05.31 04:35 thrwymom91 Should I Involve Family?

My husband has been depressed since the birth of our second (and last) child. Our second is high maintenance; she doesn’t sleep, she never took a bottle, babysitters have canceled or called us during date nights. She’s hard. Our first was normal and he has a good relationship with her.
The problem is he won’t get help at all and has started resorting to drinking. So his depression affects his sleep, then he’s tired, he’s crabby and has full blown emotional breakdowns every time she gets upset, then at night he drinks, and goes on long rants about how miserable he is with his life, then he doesn’t get good sleep. Repeat. He doesn’t want to do any of the things he used to enjoy, running, DIY projects; he refuses to go on date nights because “the babysitters will call us during it,” and we aren’t having sex because he’s always tired or drunk when we do have time. He’s putting in no effort in anything else - he used to be extremely busy and motivated to do his best in everything. He’s just given up.
I keep asking him if it’s me or if he wants to get a divorce and he gets pissed. I try to take the kids out of the house (we were gone this entire weekend so he could get a break) and today is the first day we could spend together. He got so angry and annoyed all day and night at the kids and me. Now it’s 9PM and he passed out because he got drunk in a hour and a half time span.
My in-laws are coming to visit and I thought about telling them that he has depression; that maybe they can help convince him that he needs help? Do you think it’s worth it to tell them or would that make things worse?
Idk what to do. I really don’t want to get divorced due to a treatable condition.
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2023.05.31 04:35 altacccle Psychiatrist said I need to "make the choice" to be more focused

WOW! That is brand new information! Now my problems are gone!
Okay, sarcasm aside, I had the most infuriating and frustrating experience seeking help with (potential) ADHD and I really need to vent because my country's mental health scene sucks and no one understands what I'm going through.
The initial visit was okay, my fiance was there to advocate for me and the psychiatrist said "okay it does look like you have ADHD, but just to be safe, I'm gonna refer you to a psychologist here to do a formal assessment". Okay, no problem. Fast forward to the assessment, all was well until the part of interview, in which the psychologist refuse to believe anything I said. When I told him I don't have many friends (in face I have ONE friend), he questioned me "What do you mean you don't have friends? So you don't talk to anybody?" Well, ofc I said there are some people I talk to occasionally. And then he concluded "So you DO have friends". When I told him about my difficulties with chores and daily mundane tasks ( I talked about how I struggle so much with laundry, cleaning, showering and even peeing) he said "Oh, so you made the choice to not do them, that's fine"...... By this time I was already thinking about rage quit. I felt so unheard and invalidated.
Now today, I had the follow up appointment after the assessment. The psychiatrist informed me about my high IQ (130) which is no new info for me and told me I don't have ADHD because "my executive function is good".
[Tbh I don't know how she concluded this because the only relevant testing related to that was asking me to remember bunch of numbers, and stories with numbers here and there. Guess what, since young I have always been very sensitive to numbers. I can't remember the story in terms of who did what at where and what happened, but I can remember all the details like "2 people", "15 degree", "4 hours". Numbers are almost one of my "special interest" if I'm allow to have one at all. I still remember I would count the number of monsters appeared in a book, number of characters that appeared in each House of Harry Potter and obsess over the year of coronation of all the kings and queens in Targaryen Dynasty.]
But I accepted that, thinking maybe I truly don't have ADHD and my problems stem from another issue. So as she was about to dismiss me, I asked for therapy for my "ADHD-like" problems. Guess what she says. She said that there is no psychologist in the hospital group that is specialised in ADHD and not one psychologist is qualified to provide therapy for ADHD. I was like WHY OMG WHY did you arrange me an assessment that costs 700 dollars with AN UNQUALIFIED person!!! As I was doubting the validity of the whole conclusion, I asked her how should I deal with my problems then, and that's when she said and I quote "You just need to make the choice to be more focused, we can't help you". Well, so I guess I can't go to bed at night "by choice", I can't decide what to have to lunch "by choice", I miss 5 deadlines per semester "by choice", I had my scholarship cancelled "by choice" (although I fought to have it reinstated), and as someone with IQ way above the average, I achieve a GPA that is wayy below average "BY CHOICE"
Thank you public healthcare system for wasting my time and money, now I don't trust your conclusion at all and I have to save up more while continuing to suffer and go for a private route. Thank you for reading sisters.
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2023.05.31 04:35 CrowsinPrism Introducing Twitch Plays AutoGPT

Have you ever wondered what would happen if we collectively instructed a fully autonomous AI agent? Moreover, said fully autonomous AI agent has full access to a computer and the internet and can actually create files, code, and run it?
Well this is something I never wondered, and neither did you (probably) until now!
Here is a working prototype where viewers can chat what they want the AI to create, and the AI continuously adapts it's goals based on viewers messages in Twitch.
Here are some of the current projects Twitch Plays Auto GPT has somewhat worked on:
  1. How to turn the lights on without a light switch
  2. How to solve robot amnesia
  3. Make a cup of tea
The results were, well, you'll have to see for yourself what results come from this project.
Here is a link to the project: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchplaysautogpt
Anybody can contribute - what can we create together?
Remember, this is a prototype, may not work perfectly, and we plan to continually improve Twitch Plays Auto GPT as time goes on. Any recommendations for improvement please send our way. Our goal is to create something exciting, and eventually do something positive together!
Streaming times will be sporadic as we start up this project.
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2023.05.31 04:34 hotgirlbummer28 Stalker

How would you feel if someone that you didn’t match with found your instagram?
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2023.05.31 04:34 Robbityy Voice getting caught + acute pain when speaking occasionally 21M

21M, 5'11, 150lbs, white
For the past 2-3 months I've been getting a sharp pain in my throat whenever I speak loudly or quickly. This happens infrequently but the pain is so sudden and acute that I have to stop talking immediately and wait a few seconds before continuing.
It began when I had a sore throat for approximately 3 weeks, where I was regularly. regurgitating phlegm (some of which was very thick and was closer to a solid rather than a liquid).
Just today I've started having the same thing, with a more consistent pain in my throat, and regular phlegm regurgitation.
Drink: Irregularly once a month. Smoke: 3-4 inhalations from a dry herb vape approx every 2 weeks. (Stopped this for the past month or so due to being concerned about throat.) Drugs: Use to do edibles irregularly from 2021-2022. No current medications. Country: Canada
I have a doctors appointment scheduled, but I'm a bit confused what's going on, so I thought I'd ask.
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2023.05.31 04:34 username810629435 Health anxiety advice

I thought my health anxiety had gotten better. But my impetigo recently came back on my lips - but this time it's unusual. It's not happening the way it normally does and it's worrying me. I hate thinking about the worst scenarios and it's just all coming back. Like what if i have cancer and die soon or insert any other health issue
How can I stop these thoughts
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2023.05.31 04:34 __beepbeep__ Boyfriend's (21M) Friends Are Ghosting Him, Maybe Because of Me (18M)?

For context, my boyfriend and I have been together for almost two months, but we've been friends for many months prior to dating. I'm not sure if we're considered a long-distance couple, but we live two hours apart, which means making time to be together is difficult. Despite this, my boyfriend made arrangements for me to meet his two friends, and for us to all hang out. I honestly really thought we hit it off well, and left thinking we were all friends after that.
Skip forward a week, and my boyfriend noticed his friends had been acting cold towards him. And in a friend group of three people, it really sucks being iced out. Him and I both tried to think of what it was that had made them change attitudes, though we ultimately came up with nothing.
This past weekend, me and my boyfriend spent all our time together, since I had the whole weekend off from work for Memorial Day (exposed as an American lol). I just returned back home today, and my boyfriend spent his day logging back online on some of his games, since we mostly outside during our weekend. Upon logging back online, his friends were like "Oh he's alive." And "You haven't really been responding for like two weeks." My boyfriend was a little taken aback by that, since we only were "gone" (aka, not gaming) for three days. He had also told his friends that he was going to be busy spending time with me that weekend, and that he would still be able to text or call. But, any attempt he made to text them or their group chat left him on read or with one word replies.
My boyfriend mentioned that they also complain about how frequently he talks about me- which, I'll be honest, I'm not there for their conversations, and so I can't say who's in the right. But I feel it may be relevant- meaning, if the topic of me is enough to make his friends turn cold, then how does that reflect on their opinion of me?
I'd hate to be the factor that causes my boyfriend to potentially lose his two best friends. But I also care so much for my boyfriend, and I don't want to lose him. But I also don't want to cross any boundaries and attempt to talk to his friends when it's not really my business, and I could end up making things worse. All I'm doing in the moment is listening to my boyfriend when he needs to vent or speak his mind, and offer my support when he needs it. Any other advice?
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2023.05.31 04:34 Illiterate_Treadmill Next Read

Having a hard time deciding what to read next. Looking for opinions based on my “To be Read list”.
For some background info, I recently finished the Stormlight Archive as well as most things Cosmere so I thought I’d hold off and dip into something else before reading Tress. Just today finished Kingdom for Sale - Sold! Which I enjoyed.
Couple books at the top of my list are:
  1. The Lord of the Rings (Read 100 pages or so years back before I rekindle my love of reading, but never finished)
  2. The Blade itself.
  3. Dune.
  4. Night Angel Nemesis
  5. Assassins Apprentice.
I know that #1, 2, 3 & 5 are all generally well received/praised. I just have a hard time making decisions and some opinions would be helpful!
Thanks in advance!
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2023.05.31 04:34 Screaming_Mosquito Why does no one acknowledge the hinge?

So... how do I bring this up exactly? I mean honestly how does one bring up what I'm about to bring up? If you're from outside the United States and you have zero idea what I'm even talking about don't worry, the reason I feel compelled to make this thread in the first place is due to the fact that Americans seem hellbent on not talking about how commonly we have to deal with this problem. Or as far as social media goes, that seems to be the case. I've searched and searched, used nearly every search engine, and crawled across the vast array of social media apps and multiple subreddits and made this same thread dozens of times as well. Still, I have come up with zero good faith responses to my inquiry. So I'll just bring it up again and ask nicely like I've been doing in the hopes that I break through to one of you so that you'll actually be willing to talk about it.
So here it goes. Why does everyone act like the continental hinge that exists at the shore-side border of Virginia and North Carolina isn't there? Please, for the love of God, you have to know what I'm talking about. I'm sure there's at least ONE, at LEAST ONE of you who's watched that thing swing open for a few minutes and swallow a smorgasbord of trees, street lamps, street signs, wild animals, or God forbid, a car full of people whole only to close up just as quickly.
I swear I'm going to lose my mind if the responses in this thread act like I'm speaking gibberish again. The hinge, it's located at the apex of where North Carolina and Virginia meet the Atlantic sea as I said, and from that pivot point the split in the continent it causes runs along the NC/VA state line down the NC/TN border eventually ending up at the frontier between Louisiana and Texas. I've made a crude map of it that I pinned to the top of my timeline, so none of you should have any excuse this time to pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about.
I'm no geologist or anything, but this has at least been going on since 98 given that's the first time I remember it happening. It doesn't seem to happen at any sort of regular, predictable interval so I'm wondering if tectonic plates don't relate to what's going on here??? No clue. If you are a geologist yourself, please, I'm begging you chime in. What's been causing this? Do any of you like... ever talk about what's going on? What to do about it? Anything??? Is the government going to do anything? The scientific community? Literally anyone? I'm sorry if I sound desperate I just don't understand why a lot of people I've brought this up to pretend like they've never heard of it or (and this is actually the most common response) just shrug it off like it's not somehow a big deal that a vast chunk of the continent swings out wildly on a hinge into the ocean every now and then, throwing everything laying along its boundary into a dark murky abyss of black water never to be seen again.
This isn't a problem to people? Maybe I'm bitter, or screw it. I am bitter. I am very bitter that everyone has ignored this. I've been bitter since I first learned about this thing when my dog fell into the abyss it created all those years ago. I've gotten bitterer since I've seen people driving right in front of me on the highway get swallowed up because of it. I've grown irate watching all the construction work being done (at least where I am) just to repair the damage to the roads its caused over and over again, only for the people working on it to be seemingly oblivious to what caused it. And worst of all, I've grown paranoid, freaked out, and mentally scarred since the very last time the hinge swung the lower southeast out into the ocean.
That was about a month ago. There's no way none of you don't remember that. There was a blackout and after that an internet outage where I was and everything. The area of North Carolina I live in, we've had a small homeless encampment problem in our rinky dink downtown for about two years now. And then suddenly around the time April rolled over to May, we didn't. I mean I'm sure a lot of you have heard of cities busing the homeless to other cities or locales before, but... Let me just say, in regards to what I ran into and watched happen last month driving down the rural back roads outside of civilization when this last swing happened, I know now that there are indeed people who know damn well that the hinge is there. They know enough to bus all of our town's homeless population to where the continent splits open and wait long enough for it to happen in order to... I think you catch my drift. What I'm still completely thrown by is the fact that the people hired by the city seem to know enough about it to reliably predict when it will occur.
That's why I'd appreciate a geologists input, or anyone's really. Please for the love of God, tell me you at least know what I'm talking about so I can stop rambling.
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2023.05.31 04:34 suspicious-Potato991 Heya guys, so brand new car, smacked the curb while trying to give way to an emergency vehicle

Heya guys, so brand new car, smacked the curb while trying to give way to an emergency vehicle
Took a nice chunker out of the rubber while trying to get out of the way of an ambulance. but no air leaking from what I can tell yet. Still safe to drive on? Obviously can't repair it because its sidewall damage and no point either because again its not leaking. I just don't want issues with the tire blowing on the highway so I gotta ask for opinions here
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2023.05.31 04:34 universalagile Roles and Responsibilities of a Scrum Master: A Guide to Agile Success


In the realm of Agile project management, the Scrum Master plays a pivotal role in ensuring effective teamwork, efficient processes, and successful project delivery. This article dives into the various roles and responsibilities of a Scrum Master, shedding light on their significance within Agile teams. By understanding the core functions of a Scrum Master, organizations can unlock the true potential of the Scrum framework and foster a culture of collaboration, adaptability, and continuous improvement.
The Scrum Master plays a vital role in Agile project management, ensuring the smooth implementation of Scrum principles and practices. With Scrum Alliance certification, such as the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification, professionals can validate their expertise and enhance their career prospects.
As a Scrum Master, the primary responsibility is to facilitate the Scrum process, enabling the development team to deliver high-quality results. They act as a servant-leader, guiding and coaching the team, promoting collaboration and self-organization. The Scrum Master removes impediments and ensures a productive working environment.
Additionally, the Scrum Master protects the team from external distractions, facilitates Scrum ceremonies like daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives. They foster continuous improvement by promoting transparency, inspecting and adapting processes.
While Scrum Alliance certification, such as CSM, is highly regarded in the industry, it is essential to consider the cost associated with it. The CSM certification cost covers training, exam fees, and membership. However, the investment is worthwhile as it enhances one's credibility, provides access to a vast network of professionals, and opens doors to exciting career opportunities in Agile and Scrum methodologies.
Process Facilitator:
  1. At its core, the Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating the Scrum process within the team. They act as a guide, helping team members understand and embrace Agile principles and values. This involves organizing and facilitating Scrum ceremonies such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. The Scrum Master ensures that these meetings are productive, time-boxed, and focused on achieving the team's goals.
Team Coach:
  1. A Scrum Master acts as a coach, supporting the team in adopting and implementing Scrum practices effectively. They help the team understand and apply Agile methodologies, encouraging self-organization and cross-functional collaboration. By providing guidance and mentoring, the Scrum Master empowers team members to make informed decisions, continuously improve their processes, and deliver high-quality results.
Facilitator of Collaboration:
  1. Collaboration lies at the heart of Agile, and the Scrum Master plays a vital role in fostering collaboration within the team. They facilitate communication and ensure transparency by removing any obstacles that hinder teamwork. The Scrum Master encourages open and honest dialogue, promotes trust, and creates an environment where team members can share their challenges, ideas, and achievements freely. By establishing effective collaboration channels, the Scrum Master enhances the team's productivity and overall performance.
Servant Leader:
  1. A Scrum Master embodies the concept of servant leadership, putting the needs of the team above their own. They act as a shield, protecting the team from external disruptions and influences, allowing them to focus on their work. The Scrum Master actively listens to the team's concerns and acts as a bridge between the team and stakeholders, ensuring a clear understanding of requirements and expectations. By leading by example and fostering a culture of servant leadership, the Scrum Master enables the team to thrive and achieve their goals.
Agile Facilitator:
  1. The Scrum Master serves as an advocate for Agile principles and practices. They help the organization and stakeholders understand the benefits of Agile methodologies and create an environment that supports Agile values. The Scrum Master collaborates with other Scrum Masters and Agile teams to identify and implement best practices, share knowledge, and continuously improve the organization's Agile processes. They also facilitate the removal of any organizational impediments that hinder the team's progress, allowing for a smooth and efficient workflow.

Becoming Certified Scrum Master Benefits

Becoming a certified Scrum Master or Agile Coach can offer several benefits. Here are some key advantages:
  1. Enhanced Agile Knowledge: Certification programs provide comprehensive training on Scrum or Agile methodologies, enabling individuals to deepen their understanding of these frameworks. This knowledge equips them with the skills necessary to effectively implement Agile practices within their teams or organizations.
  2. Improved Career Opportunities: The demand for Agile professionals is rapidly increasing across industries. By becoming certified, individuals can differentiate themselves in the job market and open up a wide range of career opportunities. Many organizations specifically seek certified Scrum Master or Agile Coaches to lead their Agile transformations.
  3. Increased Employability: Agile methodologies have become a standard in many organizations, and employers often prioritize candidates with Agile credentials. By obtaining certification, individuals demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning and professional development, making them more desirable candidates for Agile-focused roles.
  4. Enhanced Team Performance: Certified Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches possess the knowledge and skills to facilitate efficient and collaborative team dynamics. They can guide teams in adopting Agile practices, managing projects effectively, and resolving any impediments that may arise. Their expertise contributes to improved team performance and productivity.
  5. Effective Stakeholder Collaboration: Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches are trained to foster strong collaboration between stakeholders, including product owners, development teams, and customers. They facilitate effective communication, align expectations, and ensure that everyone understands the Agile process. This leads to better stakeholder engagement and increased customer satisfaction.
  6. Continuous Improvement Culture: Agile methodologies promote a culture of continuous improvement. Certified Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches play a crucial role in nurturing this culture within their teams or organizations. They facilitate retrospectives, encourage feedback loops, and implement iterative processes, enabling teams to learn from their experiences and make necessary adjustments for continuous growth.
  7. Organizational Agility: Agile transformations require a shift in mindset and organizational culture. Certified Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches are equipped with the knowledge and strategies to guide organizations through this transformation. They help align various departments, promote Agile values, and facilitate the adoption of Agile principles at the organizational level, leading to improved adaptability, flexibility, and responsiveness.
  8. Professional Networking: Certification programs often provide access to a strong community of Agile professionals. By joining this network, individuals can connect with like-minded practitioners, share experiences, and learn from each other's insights. The opportunity to collaborate and network with other Agile experts can further enhance professional growth and provide valuable resources and support.
Overall, becoming a certified Scrum Master or Agile Coach offers numerous benefits, including expanded career opportunities, improved team performance, effective stakeholder collaboration, and the ability to drive organizational agility. It enables individuals to become knowledgeable leaders in the Agile space and make a positive impact on teams and organizations embracing Agile methodologies.


The role of a Scrum Master extends far beyond a traditional project manager or team lead. By embracing their roles and responsibilities, Scrum Masters become catalysts for change, enabling teams to embrace Agile values, achieve self-organization, and deliver exceptional results. Through effective facilitation, coaching, collaboration, and servant leadership, Scrum Masters drive the success of Agile projects and contribute to the overall growth and maturity of the organization.
In a world that demands adaptability and responsiveness, organizations that empower their Scrum Masters to fulfill their roles and responsibilities are more likely to thrive in the dynamic landscape of today's business environment.
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2023.05.31 04:34 ionStormx What are the exact changes that happen when I turn on Low Power Mode?

Does anyone know exactly what changes are made to operation when turning on Low Power Mode?
I've searched all over but there doesn't seem to be anything definitive.
I'm using a MacBook Pro M1 14 on the latest update.
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2023.05.31 04:34 Sullengar The Magi's Society - By Sullengar - Chapter 19: The Rust

Mevi was mostly conscious when Kalesi had saved her. The writhing pain was like hot irons under her skin that tried to infect and travel within her blood vessels. Yet as Mevi closed her eyes, in the safety of her mentor’s arms, she felt the light around her disappear and with it a dull cold air enter. The cold was almost soothing against her burning skin. She tried to open her eyes, only to be met with a dark expanse and rushing air as the two traveled at a marvelous speed downwards. After an agonizing amount of time, the fast movements stopped, and the cold chill permeated around her.
The worst of the pain dissipated quickly, morphing from an agonizing fire into a sharp throbbing. Mevi could feel her skin shifting under her clothes, and she ripped at the fabric. Invisible hands seemed to sense her discomfort and helped remove the robes. Those invisible hands, presumed to be Kalesi, attempted to pull free the gloves to no avail. Mevi settled against a cold metal, noticing only now that she was laying down. It was flat and chilled beneath her. Grime and dust seemed to cover it, but the stimulation of the filth was a preferable distraction.
Soon the pain disappeared fully, or at least comparably so. A dull ache throbbed under Mevi’s skin if she moved too suddenly. As her senses became fully her own again, she realized the darkness around her was thick and real. She didn’t like the dark, and wished it away so she could find Kalesi. She wanted the one stable figure in her life so far, the one person that seemed to try to protect her in this short span of time. She wished for light, but remembered the resulting pain from her previous explosion. Her mind almost naturally attuned a dim glow that slowly started to fill the darkness with a warm orange hue.
Mevi and Kalesi were revealed as the slow light crept around corners and up walls. Mevi felt a quiet complaint from her body, but it dissipated as she lowered the strength of the light slightly. Kalesi looked concerned, but only spared a few glances at her pupil. As the light fully illuminated the two, Kalesi moved to the only entrance to their lopsided hideout. She began pulling at weak metal and loose frame, closing a decrepit door to block the outside. Mevi noticed a shrill wind blowing outside that echoed against the metal husk they had made camp in.
Kalesi confirmed the security of the door, and moved to Mevi’s side. Mevi took the chance to glance at her arms. There were dark veins sprawling from her wrists and chest, where her Maige conduits rested against her skin. Before their eyes the dark veins were retreating to their beginning, and most of the bubbling welts had completely disappeared. Mevi was recovering surprisingly quickly, but she didn’t know why that was surprising. Kalesi bent down to inspect her young ward’s skin, “What happened? Do you know?”
Mevi was unsure, “I activated the Maige… I summoned a light in my panic and excitement. It was too strong. I should have tempered it like I am doing now, but I was almost… consumed, by the moment. It was strange.”
“You are at least healing. We escaped the bandits, and both of us are safe. So that is all that matters right now.”
Mevi was curious about her new surroundings, “Where are we Kalesi? It is almost impossibly dark here.”
Kalesi sighed, “We are in ‘The Depths’, or at least that is what I have heard it called. It is an accurate description, if anything.” Mevi’s confused look was an adequate response, Kalesi unconsciously sighed thinking about the situation they were in. “There is a strange, and incredibly dense, layer of… well everything. The Rust, it is an ancient infection of the body, metal, stone, and anything else it touches. It can be dealt with using thorough, and civilized, cleaning methods. But here, they haven’t the tools or means. The Rust eats away at material, then begins to spore like a fungus. Those spores make up the dust, rust, and debris that billow like wind. I have heard it begins to become as thick as water far enough down.”
Mevi was fascinated, and waited for Kalesi to continue explaining. Yet Kalesi stopped and entered a pained contemplation. Turning around, to keep her face towards the door, Kalesi grimly said “This Rust can turn any and all into simple air. It infects a host like a parasite and makes them deranged. Before they are completely eaten away. Then they become one with the infection that claimed them.” Kalesi sat down on a slanted pillar that once stood by the door. The two sat in silence, save for the shrieking wind battering the metal hull of the fallen tower.
After a while of waiting, and silent thoughts, Mevi’s affliction subsided into almost nothing. The black veins receded into nothing, and few hints were shown that they were ever there. Mevi’s skin was as perfect as it is after a fresh wash, save for the growing layer of grime and dust. Kalesi helped Mevi back into her robes, as the chill was beginning to set in. Mevi was wondering what their next step was, and if Kalesi’s expressions were translated correctly she was planning that very thing. Kalesi eventually turned to Mevi, “I think I will let you make our next decision. Despite my initial concern, the ambush left us mostly unscathed. Your ability to recover was faster than I could ever have assumed, or maybe it looked worse than it was.”
Mevi chuckled grimly, “It was quite painful in the moment, but I am fine now I think.”
“Then… Our choices are to continue this Barge-cursed mission, or begin our escape. Both are dangerous, for various reasons…”
A thought plaguing Mevi finally won its way out, “Would we be helping people with our mission?”
Kalesi smiled at her pupil’s undaunted innocence, “Yes, I think. From what I was provided, we need to head towards known population centers. We would gather who we can find, and attempt to evacuate them outside of the Rust’s influence. We shouldn’t have run into any bandits or scavengers, but that is something to report later.”
Mevi thought for a moment, but her mind was mostly recalling the strange exteriors of those ‘bandits’, “I think I would like to continue. This is my first mission, and if we are sent to help people I don’t want to abandon them.”
Kalesi’s smile widened a bit, she tousled her pupil’s hair playfully, “Good choice. If we weren’t sent to help people we would already be returning to the nearest uninfected edge.”
The two were in agreement, as much good as that did in the situation. After resting for a few more minutes, Kalesi scooped up her pupil once again, and they escaped their metallic cover into a sharp breeze. Kalesi looked down to her pupil, and then at the light emanating from her gemstones. Picking up on her mentor’s thought, Mevi silenced her light, and in the shroud of darkness Kalesi traversed the abyss.
From Mevi’s perspective, within Kalesi’s arms, she could see very little. As they suddenly soared then quickly landed, Mevi could see only the briefest impression of ground beneath them. Then they would soar back into the air again, apparently jumping from ledge to ledge. Kalesi’s vision seemed to pierce the darkness in a way Mevi’s couldn’t. Yet as they rose, small pins of light shone above their head like stars. The small stars grew steadily in size after every new leap into the abyssal space. As the light grew, their sources began to move and shift. The most potent light from above stabbed through the shroud laid out by the ambient material created by this strange ‘Rust’. As they grew higher and higher in altitude the shifting storm of debris overhead eventually softened to allow some small amount of light.
Almost suddenly, from the perspective of Kalesi’s powerful leaps, the light flooded back into full view. One ledge there was darkness, with thousands of small pricks of light peeking through the blanket of fugitive dust. Then suddenly, after they landed on the newest ledge, their full view was coated with grimy light again. The swirling clouds allowed the shining ambient light to enter the world once again. Kalesi stopped for a moment, and motioned for Mevi to look down. Below them, only one or two meters, was the thick darkness that created an impassable shield to block light. The winds below were slow and sluggish compared to the virulent storm above. Yet even the above storm held no sway or influence over Kalesi’s strong movements.
The two had evaded the darkness that seemed so permanent just moments before. With their newfound vision the pair began soaring from one ledge to another again. Mevi could now properly see the outline and description of their targets. The massive pipework twisted and spiraled in impossible directions. In every facet of her vision, Mevi saw nothing but rusted metal or twisting pipework. The amalgamation of construction around them made it difficult to discern how far any given target could be, and the swirling gusts of material shadowed any further investigation. Yet while Mevi marveled at the strangeness, and density, of their surroundings Kalesi seemed to know exactly where and how to travel. Despite the intercorse of metal and stone that persisted its confusion, the travel across and up continued after the brief rest for awe.
After several leaps upward, traveling at least one hundred meters after exiting the darkness, the density of construction lapsed. Loosened, and suddenly extremely large, the platforms Kalesi traveled were easier to discern between near and far. The time they spent climbing upwards was twice, if not more, as long as their adventure downward. When Kalesi eventually found a large pipe-road she was satisfied with, and put Mevi on her own feet again, the winds settled to a slow breeze.
Around them was, once again, the vast expanse of metal and stone that descended to unknown depths. The platform chosen to be their path was much wider than the one they were dropped off at. Many meters across, it was more similar to the large winding roads within the city than any type of plumbing. The material transported within such a large construct could only be imagined.
After Mevi had recovered her barings, and was finished exploring the vastness around them, Kalesi readied herself to move. Mevi hadn’t initially noticed, but Kalesi had stopped as if to rest briefly once Mevi was released to the ground. Mevi was concerned, but was waved off quietly. “Don’t worry. I am fine.” replied Kalesi, as if anticipating her questioning pupil.
Mevi was still concerned, she hadn’t ever seen Kalesi winded or truely tired, “We can take a longer rest if you would like. You are the only one who knows where we are going after all.”
Kalesi sucked in air, only to release it in a deep breath followed by coughing, “I can rest while we walk. My wargear is similar to your Maige, I think. Even its more robotic enhancements can tire someone’s muscles. Turns out, ‘normal’ people aren’t meant to soar several hundred meters as fast as we did.”
Mevi couldn’t hold back a small laugh, and Kalesi chuckled herself. The clarity of oddness of the situation seemed to return in lapses to the both of them. She seemed to have fully recovered herself, and the two began walking their path once again. As they walked, Kalesi was noticeably on edge, but smiled when she caught Mevi’s glances. As if to reassure or calm her pupil, while she redoubled her own perception of potential dangers.
The duo walked for a while, and nothing seemed to change. Yet as they continued along the chosen path, the air seemed to become thicker. Subtly, and almost unnoticeable to Mevi, the air made itself denser and slower. Less wind was blowing, as if the materials in the air were actively resisting the billowing currents. What light that shined through was dimmed, where before its ambience was like a clouded day it was now like an evening shroud.
The terrain around them was still perceivable, and Kalesi hung on every motion or noise, but the dark tint continued to thicken. It eventually became stuffy, almost hard to breathe, even with their masked mouths and noses. They continued and as they did Mevi couldn’t help thinking to herself that she missed the open air in the city, despite its claustrophobic towers. Then Mevi realized something, and looked down to her gloved hands. The clear gemstone was dull and dead, deactivated by her own command. She had been trying to maintain a consistent command of suppression on it, just in case her mind wandered and it activated again. Yet now she saw a potential use.
Quietly grabbing at Kalesi’s sleeve, who turned to see what was wrong, Mevi realized she wasn’t sure if they should be talking or not. Pointing at her glove’s gemstone, and gesturing around her, only caused Kalesi to look confused. Mevi’s attempts at charades continued until Kalesi whispered softly, “Mevi, just speak softly. We should be safe for now.”
Mevi summoned her breath, and realized her charades were almost required with the lack of good oxygen, and she managed to squeak a reply, “Should I try to make an air bubble?” Her voice was scratchy and like a prolonged gasp, she didn’t realize how in need of good air she actually was.
Kalesi thought for a moment, “You can try, do not strain yourself. If you revert to your previous condition again I will carry you out regardless of your opinion. Our safety comes before this mission.”
Mevi nodded eagerly, deciding further speech might be too difficult. She focused on the idea of her gemstone, and it pulsed slightly as if to respond. Unsure how to proceed, she tried to summon the idea of pushing air away, or creating wind of some kind. After several moments of nothing happening, Mevi attempted to summon wind around her again but with less conflicted feelings. This time short gusts emanated from her palms, blowing the ground below her. Both Kalesi and Mevi were surprised by the reaction, and Mevi was invigorated to attempt an additional experiment.
Focusing on a single, solid, mental image Mevi held her arms out, palms pointed forward. She imagined a gusting wind to blow away the particles that clustered around them. As she did, the child of wind billowed from her hands, a stream of low current air pushed outward and into the heavy fog. Mevi jumped up in excitement and looked to Kalesi, who was surprised and seemed confused but impressed at the short outcome. Kalesi gave a nod as if to encourage a repeated attempt, and Mevi focused once more. Imagining a current, a bubble of wind, to blow around them and dispel the thick fog. Mevi’s instincts moved her body, she held her hands at her center as if holding some delicate orb. As she focused, air began to swirl in a small concentration around her hands. The effect began to expand as she tempered her desire to explode the effect, she maintained her precise control over her excitement and eagerness.
The bubble of wind expanded beyond her hands, to her elbows, up to her shoulders, and eventually past her knees. Then her entire body was engulfed in a whirling wind that pushed away the heavy fog around them allowing clear crisp air, Mevi began to expand the bubble further when Kalesi placed a hand on her shoulder. Mevi looked up, Kalesi had ducked into the bubble of clean air, “I think this is enough. This is amazing, Mevi!”
Mevi blushed, she was impressed with herself as well, “I think I can make it bigger, so we can both fit!”
Kalesi gripped her shoulder with a warm smile, “I think this is wonderful, and incredibly impressive I might add. If I need a breather I will duck into your little bubble, my lungs are more durable than yours so don’t strain yourself.”
Mevi was still maintaining her hands at her center, and half of her focus was on maintaining the wind bubble’s form, “I think I can do this for a while. I got a headache before I hurt myself with the light.”
Kalesi looked serious when she said, “If you feel that sense coming over you, dispel this air bubble. Or whatever you are doing, unless vitally important.”
Mevi nodded with an excited grin. The strange novelty of this tool was amazing to her, to be able to summon wind without any fan or propeller. No real device beyond her own hands and a strange gem. It defied what she thought possible. Regardless of her prior beliefs, she continued to maintain the bubble of pure air. Maintaining its form eventually became easier, and she could soon walk normally while maintaining its shape. As the two walked, Kalesi occasionally ducked her head in to breathe. The further they traveled into the heavy fog, the less often Kalesi stopped for breath, instead preferring to keep a constant vigil around them.
While the fog was dark, Mevi could still somehow see through the thick material. If this was in part due to her Maige, or the natural feature of the fog, she couldn't tell. As they progressed, it almost seemed like Mevi could see and hear better than Kalesi. Mevi could notice a falling rock, or hear a crumbling strut, before Kalesi’s head darted in its direction. While on a smaller level than before, Mevi’s natural senses seemed heightened again. It was because of this that Mevi could soon see writhing bodies below on a distant pipe-road. Dense with old structure and fallen architecture, it looked like a strange hanging city kept up by old struts and strong wire. Few structures were built directly into the pipes, instead being attached by wire that wrapped around the thick pipe or attached via ancient hanging struts that looked older than the reliant buildings. Mevi could see stumbling bodies on the rusted pathways, shambling forms of various sizes. All slowly moving forward along the suspended walkways and eventually onto the main pipe-road above the hanging ‘city’. The stumbling figures then continued along the pipe, into the darkness of beyond. But as Mevi stared in the direction they traveled, she realized it wasn’t darkness.
The forms of creatures, of people, below were traveling along the metal roads to a great wall of dark. As Mevi quickly realized, it was exactly that; a great wall or cliff stretching impossibly high up. The upper lengths were lost on her, its cliff’s edge was out of sight and well beyond the dark fog’s length. The shambling forms seemed to crawl against, and up, the great cliff. Unnaturally motivated to climb such an intimidating structure.
Mevi pointed down to the movement below them. Kalesi looked hard, and after several moments seemed to spot what Mevi saw. Her eyes strained against the dark fog. Mevi, despite being told otherwise, subtly expanded her air bubble’s reach. The upper edge was now high enough to reach Kalesi’s head at her full height. Now encompassed in the less-corrupted air, Kalesi seemed to spot the bodies gathering below them. Her face fell grim as she seemed to notice something beyond Mevi’s initial survey. Kalesi’s eyes darted back and forth, then beyond to the imposing cliff. Kalesi turned to Mevi, with some amount of sorrow in her eyes, “Mevi I think we should leave. I doubt there are many left to save.”
Mevi was confused, she could see many people down there, and several different clusters of buildings, “Aren’t we supposed to go down there?”
Kalesi seemed to debate with herself, as she sometimes does when determining what to say, “Those people, they are already lost Mevi. Those people are what we call ‘Rusted’, they are infected. Their minds are scrambled, and can only move towards the newest movement or sound. They are herding themselves up the cliff, following each other because the one in front moves and so the one behind follows.”
Mevi looked down with a sadness gleaned from Kalesi. As she peered out towards the several clusters of homes, buildings, and small villages, almost every single one was filled with dark figures. Each stumbling forward with a slow, but unstoppable, progress. What even was this ‘Rust’, it infected people like a fungus? How could so many, who are native to the Pipes, fall victim in such a vast quantity? Mevi searched below, peering into the abyss. As she followed the trails of marching figures, she found an oddity. Far off, further past the largest cluster of population, the figures were marching the wrong way. In much smaller quantities, one or two noticing from the main horde every minute or two, a short line of figures progressed away from the cliff. Mevi was curious, and began to walk carefully up the pipe road. Kalesi followed, sighing out the depression felt in her chest.
The two traveled further along the pipe road, Mevi leading them this time. Kalesi content to allow her pupil to explore this grim reality at her own pace. Yet as Mevi continued along the winding path before her, following the trickle of shambling forms, she noticed something hopeful.
Far detached from the main cluster of population, there was a partially detached pipe coming out of the cliff that was thinner than the rest of the strange colonies. Few bridges led in its direction, and those that did had to wrap and curve around various connected pipes and cliff structure. Yet there was a small collection of buildings, built into the side of the cliff itself rather than hanging against their thin pipe. The cluster of buildings were attached near the base of the pipe that exited the cliff, bent and twisted, yet serving as a main road out and into the Pipes regardless. In the small settlement there was some kind of mounted effort for survival. Mevi could see fast moving figures, many people that were rushing in more directions than forward. At the edge of their settlement there was an attached metal strut that stretched farther than normal. Its wide frame produced a natural road, and on said road were the detached groups of Rusted. Only a few here and there, spaced out by several meters. Accumulating at the metal road’s end, and the entrance of the small settlement. There was a large wall built up, and many shambling bodies tried to rip and climb at the metal protecting the small village.
Mevi pointed out the rebellious natives as they fought desperately against the march of Rusted. Kalesi was in disbelief, she hadn’t noticed the individual Rusted nearly as clearly as her pupil apparently had. Kalesi’s hope was rekindled, and she smiled at her pupil’s discovery. Before Kalesi could congratulate Mevi, Mevi’s head began to throb. Mevi instinctively grabbed at her head and closed her eyes, the sudden wave of nausea and ache washing over her. Kalesi caught Mevi as she wobbled, “Mevi, if your senses are telling you to stop, do it. Do not strain yourself, I can guide us to our goal now. You’ve done well.”
Mevi was glad, she helped in some small way. She allowed her Maige to deactivate, and the clean air was absorbed back into the dark fog. Suddenly very little could be seen other than vague shapes and the dark towering cliff before them. But Mevi had done her part, and will focus on her own recovery so as to help her mentor again. But now they had a clear goal. Their reconnaissance finished, experiments with the Maige underway, and now to move onto evacuation. To finally help people, and to do so with her strange powers however they might manifest. Mevi dedicates herself to master these abilities, and vows no harm would come to Kalesi if her will prevails.
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2023.05.31 04:34 Doodle_Bug17 Frustrated and Alone in my Experienced

Hello all, I’m new to this sub as I am pretty new to Reddit in general, but I found myself in need of a community that understands my struggles. No one in my family is experiencing symptoms, and I have no friends or family that could ever understand what I’m going through. I’d like to keep this short but I can’t make any promises…
I am 30f, diagnosed a year ago almost to the day with limited (CREST) scleroderma. A little over a year prior to my diagnosis, my husband (32m) and I decided to start trying for a baby as things in life finally started settling down and leveling out. I have had Raynauds (deep purple fingers, hands, feet, and toes) for YEARS but it has never bothered me until I started to get painful blisters for no reason and my fingertips were peeling so painfully. I set up an appointment at my local clinic and they ran some blood work and TA-DA, scleroderma. Yay.
They referred me to a specialty clinic in my town and after a couple of appointments and tests, we had a discussion and this is where I find myself needing some advice.
They are aware my husband and I are trying to start a family though we have had no luck whatsoever after actively trying. They told me that to begin treatment for my condition with CellCept, I would have to be on birth control. It’s mandatory because of what it can cause, I was given papers to read and a form to sign after reading the documents. We decided to postpone taking the CellCept so we could continue trying for a baby.
However. Due to the stress of being unsuccessful in getting pregnant, recently quitting my incredibly toxic and abusive workplace, and life in general, I feel like my symptoms are getting worse. I wanted so badly to be a mom by now, it happens so easily for everyone I know. I feel like I’m failing at so much, and that by taking the medication I am giving up on even the slightest chance of having a baby, which I feel like is yet another failure to add to my seemingly ever-growing list. But yet the pain, the peeling, the purple hands and feet, and the tightness in my hands is becoming too much. I can’t even wear shorts in public because of the purpling of my lower legs…
I don’t know how to proceed…my family tells me that they “support my decision either way”, and it’s “whatever I want to do”, and my husband (he’s the most amazing man in the world for the record!) is just as much at a loss as I am. Neither of us expected this, we’ve had an unbelievably happy life throughout dating and our marriage (married for 6 years, together for 13!), and now it’s just a huge mess of unknowns and a lot of disappointment.
Is there anyone out there going through something similar, or knows of someone?? I know in the end it’s ultimately my decision, but it seems so selfish either way I look at it from my perspective…
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2023.05.31 04:34 Foliannni I kind of lost intrest in sex and I don’t know how to bring this up to my partner

I (23m) have never had sex before and I have 0 experience on anything sexual or relationship wise. I was overweight and shy in my teens but I decided to focus on myself and body and lost Intreast in wanting a relationship. Now I’m 23 with this girl that won’t stop asking when we’re going to have sex it’s annoying and I literally have to push her off me. She’s not even a virgin how embarrassing is it that she’s more experienced than me? I’d rather go to the gym or do something more useful than be with her honesty I took her on dates as a friend but she took it as a romantic date and decided to go along with this one, I didn’t know I had to be Intimate with a gf. I don’t know what to do I’m honestly too old to be dealing with my first kiss or first time having sex this is suppose to happen when you’re like 15.
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