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The Expanse

2013.06.09 21:07 The Expanse

Subreddit dedicated to the science fiction series The Expanse. From the books, TV show, comics, and games.

2014.08.09 14:35 ivorbighead Tip some Bits, a sub for chucking pennies at each other

A place to tip some BCH bits . Want to do a giveaway or a little contest - but aren't an early adopter with a shed full of btc/bch? Well come on in, have some fun, throw some pennies around. We not all rich, small tips are welcome here. 10 bits, 20 bits, whatever. You can even tip out 1 satoshi if you want - that WOULD be tight!!!

2018.03.09 21:44 IAintShootinMister PiVPN: Simple OpenVPN installer, designed for raspberry pi.

Community driven support and discussion related with PiVPN Project, Maintainers might occasionally drop by but its not their main place to hang around.

2023.06.08 10:31 Spoofo9t9 Won't work on Windows 11

Just built a new Pc and upgraded to windows 11 and no matter what I can't get it to work. I've tried all of the tips on Google about Compatibility mode and reinstalling, restarting, and manually connecting through the windows VPN settings. Any ideas? Don't really want to have to downgrade to Windows 10 or buy a different VPN.
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2023.06.08 10:31 discoverielts IELTS Institute in Mohali

IELTS Institute in Mohali
The Discoverielts IELTS Institute in Mohali is a reputable and highly-regarded educational institution that specializes in providing comprehensive coaching and preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Located in Mohali, a vibrant city in Punjab, India, the institute offers a conducive learning environment and a team of experienced instructors dedicated to helping students achieve their desired band scores in the IELTS exam.
At the IELTS Institute in Mohali, students benefit from a structured curriculum that covers all components of the IELTS exam, including listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The institute offers well-designed study materials, practice tests, and mock exams that closely simulate the actual IELTS test format, enabling students to become familiar with the exam requirements and develop effective strategies.
One of the key strengths of the IELTS Institute in Mohali is its team of qualified instructors who have extensive experience in teaching IELTS preparation courses. These instructors possess in-depth knowledge of the IELTS exam and are skilled at guiding students through the various sections, providing valuable tips, and addressing individual learning needs. They create a supportive and interactive classroom environment, fostering a collaborative learning experience for students.
The IELTS Institute in Mohali also focuses on providing personalized attention to students. Through individualized feedback and assessment, instructors identify areas for improvement and offer tailored guidance to enhance students' language skills and overall performance in the exam. Additionally, the institute offers guidance on exam registration, time management strategies, and exam-day preparation to ensure students are fully prepared and confident on test day. For more information visit us:- Call Us :+91 81988 86681
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2023.06.08 10:30 Dry_Interaction_3426 New GC dorm experience? Any advice?

I recently received my housing assignment (New Graduate College) and will be starting a bit early on July 3rd. As I prepare to move in on July 1st, I've come across some concerning stories about the new graduate college, including issues like the lack of air conditioning.
I have a few specific questions in mind, and any insights or personal experiences you can share would be greatly appreciated:
  1. Meal Plan Experience: Can you provide feedback on the meal plans offered at the graduate college? Would you recommend opting for the unlimited plan or the 105 meals plan? Any suggestions or advice regarding the meal options?
  2. Coping with No Air Conditioning: How did you manage the lack of air conditioning in the graduate college? Did you bring a portable air conditioner or find alternative solutions to keep cool during the summer months?
As a newcomer to the US, I'm open to any additional tips, advice, or insights you have regarding the overall living experience at NGC. Your input will be immensely helpful in ensuring a smooth transition!
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2023.06.08 10:30 swethasud Custom Development - WEBDIZER

Webdizer enable customers to easily modify the out of the box system to meet any requirement. This may include minor reconfiguration of dashboards, forms, queries, reports, menu items and security settings, or it may cover configuration of new functionality specifically required by the customer. Most configuration can be done from the browser based user interface without programming knowledge.
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2023.06.08 10:28 agnstgravity New to Illustrator, having trouble with pen tool and adding color

New to Illustrator, having trouble with pen tool and adding color
Hi, I'm new to Illustrator and I'm a bit confused. I'm following a tutorial on YouTube and I thought I was doing the same thing, but I'm having trouble adding color to my shape. I use the Pen Tool to make the shape, and I'm Ctrl+clicking to end a path and clicking on the canvas again to start a new one. Am I creating a separate path by doing so? Is it why there is an area that doesn't have color? Any help or tips would be appreciated!
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2023.06.08 10:27 Nerdygirlsc My brother cheated on his pregnant wife. She found out and he left her.

There's a lot to this so let me try to cliff note:
My siblings and I were raised in a high control Christian religion. You couldn't have friends or marry someone outside of the faith. I left when I turned 18, but my family was still very active.
My brother really wanted a wife at a young age. You couldn't even kiss until you were married so I'm sure him wanting a wifey was really just him wanting to get physical with someone.
He dated someone seriously, she found out he looked at porn, told on him to the congregation leaders, and dumped him.
He didn't handle it well, went on Instagram and started following other young women of the same religion actively trying to find a new gf
He met his now wife on Instagram. She was new to the religion, and they made her dump her high school boyfriend to join and she couldn't be close to her non religion friends. Weirdly enough we grew up with her grandma in our congregation. So they had that connection and started dating. Both she and my brother were lonely and found each other when they were really needing companionship.
Well I think they fooled around because they ended up doing a really quick courthouse wedding and she had my niece within the first year of marriage.
My SIL is really hard to like. I tried really hard to make her feel like a part of the family, but pretty early on she set the precedent of being super entitled and only interested in what I could give/do for her.
They've been together for 5 years, and she just gave birth to my second niece. I've tried really hard to be a nice supportive family member. Over the years I hated the way she treated my brother. She was condescending and rude, but he always seemed oblivious to it. I thought maybe he was just so happy to be a dad or something. But I honestly don't think she loves him, she just loves what she can take from him if that makes sense.
She's very flaky and never follows through with anything she says, and as I mentioned, very entitled. A good example of the level of entitlement is that when my mom died, she went over to my parents house without telling anyone and just took whatever she wanted. I didn't know until I was at my brother's house one day and recognized something that was mine. She took a lot of family heirlooms or things I had as a kid that I was planning on passing down to my kids, and she gave them to my niece.
She is flaky to the point of having a new dog every 3 months. She finds one on craigslist, keeps it for a few months, decides there's something wrong with it's personality, then turns around and sells it. It breaks my heart every time and I've talked to my brother about how dogs shouldn't be treated that way. He says he knows and tells her not to do it, but then he comes home and there's another pet.
She hasn't worked their entire marriage. She'll get a job at Starbucks, work for a week, then find some reason to quit.
She has literally financially bankrupted my brother. She steals his credit cards. One time he hid them and she sought them out and had spent 8k in 3 days before he noticed. Before he was married he owned a home and was very financially responsible.
They ended up getting a home on a more expensive side of town, and he ended up with 2 mortgages on that house and over 200k in debt. The 200k does not include the mortgages or student loans. He's a software engineer and ended up picking up a 2nd job as a forklift driver to try to get ahead. I've seen text messages she's sent to a mutual friend saying that she likes having him gone all of the time.
So fast forward to recent events. I get a call out of nowhere with her crying hysterically saying my brother has cheated on her for the past 4 years and gave her an std when she was pregnant.
This was a shock cuz 1. How we were raised 2. He always seemed like perfect dad/husband who did everything in his power to take care of his family.
She literally called everyone she knew and told them this while my brother was at work. So when he comes home and finds out, it just kinda sealed everything for him. He left and moved into my childhood home. He's filing for bankruptcy, and apparently has a girlfriend. He's just done and wants nothing to do with her.
This really threw me. Honestly I think his actions are horrific no matter how justified. I was 8 months pregnant and if something like that happened to me, I don't think I could get through it. I think if he was unhappy, he should have talked to her. The way everything went down is just cruel and I'm struggling with my relationship with him.
Well my SIL doesn't have very many friends from the way she treats people. She does have a very supportive family and I hope they are there for her to help her through this. My brother took care of them in addition to her. He let her mom and brother live with them rent free, always paid for them when they went out anywhere, and even took them on a cross country family vacation. Everyone is pretty devasted.
I can't shake the feeling though they they are just mourning the lifestyle with him and not necessarily him.
Anyways, she doesn't have many friends and called/ texted me a lot after out of desperation trying to make sense of it all. I tried to be supportive and understanding and spent a few weeks helping. I never trashed my brother, I just let her know that I understand how hard everything is to go through and encouraged her to take care of herself and to guide through the grief process with therapy.
I had my baby and we kinda stopped talking. I just didn't have the energy anymore and she was starting to really talk trash about my family be every time we talked and it was just too much.
Well it's been 6 weeks since I gave birth and my siblings and I went to the zoo together with the baby. I was really excited to get out of the house and it was the first time my brother was getting to meet my baby due to my nieces constantly being sick. Well SIL found out and I guess it triggered her that I was hanging out with my brother and she's been sending really long messages about how messed up it is that we haven't reached out to her and see how she's doing and that we're just acting like what my brother did was ok and that there's no consequences for his actions.
I'm just at a loss on how to proceed. Honestly the texts made me angry because I WAS there when it first went down and did try to help. I really just don't want to try to continue a relationship, but a part of me still feels awful at what she's going through. If it happened to me, I would really want people to be there for me ya know? I'm also worried that she'll use the nieces as a bargaining chip and hold the relationship with them hostage. I also kinda wanted the door open to potentially get my stuff back now that I have a baby.
What are your thoughts? How would you proceed?
Her current arrangement with my brother is that she keeps the house and he pays the mortgage, he gets the girls on weekends, and he gives her 46k allowance a year so she doesn't have to work while she's taking care of the baby.
At this point all she needs to do is take care of her emotional wellbeing, but that's obviously been a struggle.
I haven't responded to her texts because I'm debating whether to just walk away or try to salvage some sort of relationship.
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2023.06.08 10:26 bookhead422 Got writing tips for new writers?

I’m trying to dabble a little into the ASMR Roleplay scene and I was scrolling through the scripts to use, but I didn’t find any I like, so I’m trying to write my own. However, I’m new at this, and can’t write dialogue for shit. Can you guys help me out a little bit please?
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2023.06.08 10:26 Aaronplumbingltd Gas Safe Registered Plumbers

Given the significant and ongoing demand for these abilities, a career as a gas heating engineer offers absolute job stability. The requirement for these tasks to be completed to a high degree will always exist, whether for installing gas appliances or maintaining systems, fixtures, or Gas Safe Registered Plumbers. Training in this trade might be best if you wish to establish firm roots for the future and find a stable career. For most people, a gas engineer is someone you contact when considering installing a new boiler in your home or when you're in a panic because your heating isn't working and you're left out in the cold.
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2023.06.08 10:25 Phpreadymadescript01 Patreon Fundraiser Clone Script - DOD IT SOLUTIONS

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2023.06.08 10:23 indiabizznesss Unlocking New Horizons: Exploring Industrial Plants for Sale

In the dynamic world of business, opportunities arise in unexpected ways. For entrepreneurs and investors seeking a new path to success, the market for industrial plants for sale provides a gateway to unlock new horizons. Industrial plants, comprising a diverse range of sectors and industries, offer a plethora of possibilities for growth and innovation. Let's delve into this fascinating market and explore the potential it holds for aspiring business owners.
Industrial plants are the backbone of modern production, encompassing manufacturing facilities, power plants, refineries, and more. These plants house specialized machinery, skilled labor, and established production processes that form the backbone of industrial operations. In certain instances, owners may decide to sell these plants, presenting a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire fully operational assets and enter or expand their presence in various industries.
One of the key advantages of purchasing industrial plants for sale is the immediate access to functional infrastructure. Acquiring an existing plant eliminates the need to invest time and resources in building from scratch. Buyers can tap into the existing machinery, production lines, and supporting systems, saving significant capital and expediting their entry into the market. This advantage is particularly beneficial for those aiming to establish a foothold in competitive industries where time is of the essence.
Moreover, industrial plants for sale often come with an established reputation and customer base. Buyers can leverage the plant's existing clientele, contracts, and industry relationships, setting the stage for continued revenue generation and growth. This pre-established customer base provides a solid foundation, allowing buyers to focus on enhancing operations, expanding product lines, or venturing into new markets.
The market for industrial plants for sale is rich with opportunities across diverse sectors. Whether it's manufacturing, energy, chemical processing, food processing, or pharmaceuticals, buyers can find plants tailored to their specific interests and expertise. This flexibility allows entrepreneurs to align their investment with their passion and strategic goals, setting the stage for long-term success.
However, entering the market for industrial plants for sale requires careful consideration and due diligence. Buyers must thoroughly evaluate the plant's condition, operational history, compliance with regulations, and potential for expansion or modernization. Engaging experts, such as industrial consultants or legal professionals, can provide invaluable insights, ensuring a smooth transaction process and mitigating potential risks.
Furthermore, staying abreast of industry trends and market demands is crucial when considering the purchase of an industrial plant. Conducting market research and analyzing future projections can help buyers identify opportunities for growth and innovation. By aligning their investment with emerging market trends, buyers can position themselves at the forefront of industry advancements, driving sustainable success.
In conclusion, the market for industrial plants for sale represents an exciting opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Acquiring an existing plant provides immediate access to operational infrastructure, an established customer base, and industry expertise. By conducting thorough due diligence, leveraging professional guidance, and aligning with market trends, buyers can unlock new horizons and embark on a transformative journey in the realm of industrial plants for sale.
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2023.06.08 10:22 oodles_blockchain Generative AI and Blockchain Changing the Business Landscape

We are living in an age where artificial intelligence (AI) has a significant impact on the way we work. New AI tools are emerging with the ability to create content in response to particular prompts. Generative AI, a type of AI system, uses such tools. On the other hand, blockchain has brought the power of decentralization in the digital world. Businesses can use the combination of blockchain and generative AI to create immense potential in different domains. They can use generative AI in blockchain solutions development or vice-versa.
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2023.06.08 10:21 alvinallison Lithium Hydroxide Market Projected to Witness Substantial Growth: Analysis and Statistics 2023-2035

Analysis of Lithium Hydroxide Market Size by Research Nester Reveals the Market to Grow with a CAGR of ~15% during 2023-2035 and Attain ~USD 36 Billion by 2035
Research Nester assesses the growth and market size of the global lithium hydroxide market which is anticipated to be on account of the increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries and increasing demand for electric vehicles.
New York – May 24, 2023 - Research Nester’s recent market research analysis on “Lithium Hydroxide Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2035” delivers a detailed competitor’s analysis and a detailed overview of the global lithium hydroxide market in terms of market segmentation by application, end use industry, and by region.
The shift from lithium carbonate to lithium hydroxide to Promote the Global Market Share of Lithium Hydroxide
In recent years, there has been a shift in battery chemistry preferences from lithium carbonate to lithium hydroxide. This shift is driven by the demand for higher energy density and better battery performance. Lithium hydroxide offers advantages over lithium carbonate in terms of battery capacity, voltage, and thermal stability.
In addition to this, there has been a shift in battery chemistry preferences from lithium carbonate to lithium hydroxide. This shift is driven by the demand for higher energy density and better battery performance. Lithium hydroxide offers advantages over lithium carbonate in terms of battery capacity, voltage, and thermal stability.
Growth Drivers:
Renewable Energy Integration
Increasing Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption
While lithium-ion batteries have become the dominant energy storage technology, there is ongoing research and development aimed at improving battery performance, safety, and energy density. Emerging battery technologies, such as solid-state batteries or alternative chemistries, could potentially disrupt the lithium-ion battery market. The lithium hydroxide sector needs to stay at the forefront of technological advancements to remain competitive.
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By application, the global lithium hydroxide market is segmented into lithium-ion batteries and lubricants. The lithium-ion batteries segment is to garner the highest revenue by the end of 2035 by growing at a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The International Energy Agency estimates that by 2030, decentralized systems using solar PV and batteries could provide electricity to around 270 million people worldwide who currently lack access to reliable power sources. The segmental growth is accredited to energy storage for microgrids and off-grid applications.
By region, the Asia Pacific lithium hydroxide market is to generate the highest revenue by the end of 2035. The Asia Pacific region is home to a large and rapidly growing consumer electronics market. Countries like China, Japan, and South Korea have a strong demand for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other portable devices that utilize lithium-ion batteries. The rising adoption of consumer electronics, along with increasing disposable incomes and technological advancements, fuels the demand for lithium hydroxide. Other countries like South Korea, Japan, and India have also introduced initiatives and policies to promote electric vehicle adoption and advance battery manufacturing capabilities.
This report also provides the existing competitive scenario of some of the key players of the global lithium hydroxide market which includes company profiling of Albemarle Corporation, SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile), Livent Corporation, Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd., Tianqi Lithium Corporation, and others.
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2023.06.08 10:20 Dry-Sir-4569 The Ultimate Guide to AC Installation: Cooling Your Space with Efficiency and Comfort

Installing a new air conditioner affects comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. A well-executed AC installation ensures optimal cooling performance and longevity of your unit. We'll cover AC installation's pros and downsides in this article to assist you choose a new cooling system.
Assessing Your Cooling Needs
Before proceeding with AC installation, it is crucial to assess your cooling needs. Size, insulation, and environment determine cooling capacity. An HVAC professional can assist you choose the proper AC unit size and type.
Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings
Upgrading to a new AC system can lead to significant energy savings and cost reductions. Modern AC units are designed to meet higher energy efficiency standards, utilizing advanced technologies such as variable-speed compressors and smart thermostats. These features optimize energy consumption, resulting in lower utility bills and reduced environmental impact.
Enhanced Comfort and Indoor Air Quality
AC installation provides an opportunity to enhance your overall comfort and indoor air quality. Newer systems offer improved temperature control, better air circulation, and advanced filtration options. Features like humidity control and zoning capabilities allow you to customize your cooling preferences and maintain optimal comfort throughout your space.
Choosing the Right Type of AC System
There are various types of AC systems available, including central air conditioning, ductless mini-split systems, and window units. Each type has its advantages and considerations. Factors such as space availability, budget, and specific cooling requirements will influence the choice of AC system for your home or office.
Professional Installation
Professional AC installation is essential to ensure proper functionality and performance of your cooling system. HVAC experts are skilled, experienced, and equipped to install safely. They will properly size and position the unit, connect the necessary ductwork or refrigerant lines, and test the system for optimal operation.
Regular Maintenance and Service
To maximize the lifespan and performance of your newly installed AC system, regular maintenance and service are crucial. Routine maintenance includes tasks such as cleaning or replacing filters, inspecting and cleaning coils, checking refrigerant levels, and ensuring proper airflow. Regular service by HVAC professionals will help identify and address any potential issues early on, avoiding costly repairs and ensuring continuous efficiency.
AC installation improves comfort, energy efficiency, and air quality. Consider your cooling demands, prioritize energy economy, and choose the best AC system to produce a comfortable and healthy area. Professional installation and regular maintenance will ensure optimal performance and longevity of your AC unit. Upgrade your cooling system today and enjoy the benefits of efficient and reliable air conditioning all year round.
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2023.06.08 10:20 Howling_coyoteee Took in a stray kitten. NEED HELP!!

I have a female whose about (Lucy) 10 months old. I picked up, at the very oldest a 6 week old female who was outside under my car meowing for a solid 8 hours. Now inside (Gave flea bath) I have the new kitten set up in her own room with litter (she knew how to use it) food and water. Toys coming tmrw morning. I just was looking for tips anyone has for introducing younger cats besides the basic of separation and smell swabbing. I want this to be as smooth and as stress less as possible for everyone involved here. Hoping they can become best friends so my Lucy won’t be alone while I work. If anyone has their own experience I’d love to hear good and bad just so I know what to expect. Thank you all in advance.
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2023.06.08 10:19 dillisehoonb14 From F1 to Green Card Approval: My 10 year Journey, Challenges, and the Joy of Stability

Hey USCIS community,
I am beyond joyed to share with you all the incredible news that I have finally received my Green Card after arriving in the US back in Fall of 2013 as an international student to get a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Now after the toil of 10 years, 2 degrees, and a hard fought career later, finally this milestone has brought a deep sense of emotional joy and security to my life. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my journey, the challenges I faced as an international student, and the incredible benefits that a green card offers.
First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to this wonderful community for the wealth of information, support, and encouragement provided throughout this process. Your insights and shared experiences have been invaluable in navigating the complexities of the immigration system, and I am forever grateful for your kindness and willingness to help.
My journey as an international student in the US has been filled with both triumphs and tribulations. When I first arrived, I was filled with hope, dreams, and aspirations of pursuing a higher education and building a better future. However, I soon realized that being an international student comes with its own set of unique challenges.
One of the biggest hurdles I faced was the constant pressure of maintaining my legal status. The intricacies of immigration laws and the ever-changing regulations made it a daunting task. From paperwork to visa renewals, there were numerous times when I found myself overwhelmed and uncertain about my future. The fear of being unable to continue my education or pursue my career goals was always at the back of my mind.
Furthermore, being away from family and friends in a foreign land can be emotionally taxing. International students often experience a profound sense of homesickness and the longing for familiar faces. In fact, my parents were rejected for a visitors visa twice during these 10 years and they still haven’t been able to see what life I’ve put together without them. It’s sad to think about on some days more than others.
The cultural differences and adapting to a new environment can sometimes feel isolating as well. However, it is during these moments that the support of communities like USCIS becomes a lifeline, providing solace and a sense of belonging.
Now, as I hold my green card in my hands, I am overcome with a power I have not felt before. The green card brings stability and opens up a world of opportunities. It signifies not only legal permanence but also the ability to work in any field without restrictions. It grants me the freedom to pursue my dreams without the constant worry of visa limitations. The emotional weight that was once tied to the uncertainty of my status has been lifted, and I can now plan for a future with confidence.
To those still on their immigration journey, I want to assure you that it is possible to overcome the obstacles that lie ahead. Though the process may be arduous and at times disheartening, never lose hope. Surround yourself with supportive communities, seek guidance, and stay informed. Remember that you are not alone in this journey, and together we can navigate the complexities and overcome the challenges.
Thank you, USCIS, for being a beacon of hope and a place of camaraderie for all those who embark on this challenging path. Let us continue to support one another, share our experiences, and celebrate the victories along the way.
Wishing you all the best in your own immigration endeavors! (Timeline in comments)
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2023.06.08 10:19 Classic_Surround7386 my worry with the new legends system in set 9

i havent played the new set yet but it looks like alot of fun with all the new additions. But the new mechanic to freely chose a legend to force a specific kind of augment every game feels weird to me.
i am afraid that once the set has settled in, i will see the same 4 kinds of legends / Augments every game. 1 or 2 different eco/highroller legends, whatever will be considered Meta and the occasional weird/for fun legend.
Its already the case now. Whenever i get hero augments on 2.1, there are always 2-4 time chambers and the rest is full of heart/laser corps/ Ox Spellslingers. This is balanced for me by not always having hero augments first but when everyone gets to pick their legend for every set and always gets a specific kind of augments?
Was this ever addressed or am i worrying over nothing?
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2023.06.08 10:18 Previous-Grab-4606 Understanding 2XB Size: A Guide to Extended Big and Tall Clothing


When it comes to clothing, finding the right fit is essential for comfort and confidence. For individuals who fall into the category of big and tall, the search for clothing that fits well and flatters their body type can be challenging. In recent years, the fashion industry has responded to this need by introducing extended sizing options. One such size that you may come across is 2XB. In this article, we will delve into what 2XB size means, its significance, and why it matters for those who require larger and taller clothing.

Defining 2XB Size:

Extended Sizing for Big and Tall Individuals:

Measurements and Fit of 2XB Size:

Popular Brands Offering 2XB Size:

Tips for Shopping and Styling:

Embracing Diversity and Body Positivity:


In the realm of extended sizing, the 2XB category plays a crucial role in providing clothing options for big and tall individuals. By understanding the measurements, fit, and availability of 2XB clothing, individuals can confidently navigate the fashion world and find clothes that not only fit well but also make them feel great. With the growing awareness of inclusivity and body positivity, the fashion industry continues to expand its offerings, making strides towards a more diverse and representative market. Remember, embracing one's unique body shape and style is the key to feeling comfortable and confident in any outfit.
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2023.06.08 10:18 night-shifterr Resigning from my first job. Need advice on seeking a new one.

22M. I was not able to finish college (3rd year bs math with specialization in computer science), I stopped during the pandemic to pursue an opportunity to work. I was just referred by my friend and did not really apply to any jobs. I just submitted my resignation letter to my first company, I was a bpo quality analyst for 2 years. I don’t see anymore growth happening anytime soon + toxic management. Now I am looking for a new job that will pay me 30k+ net, my previous salary was 28k+ gross (increases with night diff & holiday bonus). I am hoping to switch to a VA career path (freelancing), but I am open to still working in a company as long as it is within my asking salary range. I am also studying, getting certifications in the data analysis field. Since I have no experience in job hunting, I’m seeking advice and tips from this community that will help me land my 2nd job. I have questions on how to get started like, 1. Do i need a linkedin profile? 2. Where should i look for job posting? Is there a good specific site? Facebook groups? TIA.
Edit: For more information, i live in bulacan and my prev company is located in bulacan as well. I am looking for a wfh job.
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2023.06.08 10:17 PocketFMofficial Cathy betrayed Alex, but will she come back after knowing the truth that Alex is Millionaire? How will Alex heal his heart?

Cathy betrayed Alex, but will she come back after knowing the truth that Alex is Millionaire? How will Alex heal his heart?
Chapter 1
"Hello. Heavenly Lion Convenience," Alex Ambrose answered the store phone.
"I need a box of condoms and two packs of tissues delivered to room 1302 of the Sheraton South River Hotel. Hurry!" The caller hung up.
Alex shook his head. People never seemed to be prepared.
He packed the required items, put on a raincoat, and rode his electric bike toward the Sheraton Hotel on the southern side of the river.
It was nine o’clock in the evening and raining heavily, and his pants and shoes were soon wet and filthy. Luckily, the merchandise was still dry, but he didn't dare delay any longer, so he hurried toward the hotel.
When he arrived at room 1302, he knocked on the door, and it was opened quickly.
"Hello, here’s your—" Alex was stunned into silence.
The woman in front of him was none other than his girlfriend, Cathy!
She was dressed in a white robe, with her long, dark, wet hair draped over her shoulders. The scents of shower gel and shampoo assaulted his nose.
"Cathy? What are you doing here?" He stared at her in disbelief, still feeling dazed.
"What are you doing here?" Cathy asked. Her heart skipped a beat, and she took a small step back into the room. Her mind went blank and then started to spin.
"What's wrong?" Another guy walked up to the door, wearing a robe and slippers, and Alex immediately recognized him.
"You! You dare to touch my girl?" Alex couldn't suppress the anger welling up inside him, and he started moving toward Billy, determined to teach him a lesson.
"Stop!" Cathy stepped in front of Alex. After a brief burst of panic, she had managed to get back a bit of control. Since her boyfriend had already discovered her betrayal, there was no point in trying to hide it now.
She looked directly at him. "Alex, we need to break up."
"Break up?" Alex was stunned. He stared at Cathy with wide eyes. "Cathy, we've been together for more than a year. Are you going to break up with me now?"
"Yes. We need to go our separate ways." She kept steady eye contact with him and spoke with a strong sense of resentment. "Are you surprised? You have no money, Alex. You can only barely afford the cheapest essentials. We never have anything nice. As long as I’m with you, people will always be laughing at me, and that just isn't the life I want. I’m too good to be living in poverty like this. I was too naive when I was in my freshman year, and I let myself get tricked into being with a loser like you!"
She hugged Billy's arm and said to Alex, "Billy is my boyfriend now. From now on, I want nothing to do with you. Don't bother me again!"
"Well, seems like you’re just her good-for-nothing ex now!" Billy looked at Alex with a provocative smirk.
Alex, standing there in a raincoat and with mud stains on his pants and shoes, felt like Cathy was right. He was a complete loser. Billy took the plastic bag from his hand and took out the box of condoms. He waved it at Alex and laughed as he said, "I’m staying in a nice hotel, having my girlfriend’s ex bring me condoms. And you’re single. Sure was good of you to help me out."
"Why are you still here?" Cathy scolded Alex.
"Nah, it's good that he didn't piss off. Maybe you want to see me beat him down, huh, Cathy? Gotta give a lady what she wants," Billy sneered.
Alex felt utterly defeated. He slowly turned around and walked out of the room.
"Bro, you're not even taking the money? Heh, nice. I get a girlfriend and a gift." Billy felt great watching Alex's slumped, dejected posture as he closed the door behind him.
When Alex left the hotel, it was raining even harder than before. He took off his raincoat, allowing the cold rain to drench his entire body and help clear his head.
Cathy had discarded him because she believed he had no money. Losing such a materialistic woman should be something to rejoice over, so why should he be sad?
[Buzz buzz!]
His phone vibrated in his pocket. Alex took it out and glanced at it, but when he saw the number, he stopped walking. His entire body was shaking as he read the text.
[After a review, the Ambrose family has decided that their son, Alexander, has met the conditions required for entitlement to his inheritance. From today onward, control of his property will be returned to him.]
The bean-sized raindrops plopped onto the screen, causing the text message to gradually become blurry.
Alex's mind began to spin. If not for this message, Alex would have almost forgotten his identity as a super-rich kid. Over the last seven years, his family had been assessing him, withholding his fortune until they were satisfied he met their draconian conditions. And now, finally, it was over.
Everything that rightfully belonged to him was finally his to claim.
Alex woke up early the next morning and drove to the city. In a great mood, he got out of his car and went straight to Metro Sky Bank, right in the heart of the wealthiest part of the central business district of New York.
Various luxury cars were parked around the bank. The people walking in and out of the surrounding plaza were all rich; it was obvious from their clothing and demeanour.
Alex strode to the door of the bank and pushed it open.
The main door could be opened both inward and outward, and Alex had been a bit careless when he pushed it open from outside. As a result, the door had bumped into a long-haired young woman who had been heading out of the building.
He quickly apologized, "Sorry. I didn't see you."
"What do you mean, you didn’t see me? What am I, invisible?" She held a hand to her forehead and glared at him.
The bank’s assistant manager, Karen Young, had noticed the incident and hurried over. She checked on the woman first, and then looked at Alex in disapproval. When her gaze swept over him, a trace of suspicion appeared on her face.
Metro Sky Bank was different from most banks, as the clientele were almost exclusively high-end businesspeople. Karen knew the young woman was there with her father, but she didn't know why Alex was there. Judging from his appearance and age, he wasn't their usual type of customer.
"Sir, can I be of assistance?" she asked with a polite but forced smile.
Alex simply said, "I’m here to withdraw money."
"Withdraw money?" the sullen woman asked, sneering at him.
"Do you have a card?" Karen asked, continuing to smile politely.
Getting a Metro Sky Bankcard was not easy. A million dollars of savings was the minimum requirement to qualify. Karen felt certain that the man in front of her couldn't have much experience with the bank and wouldn't know their rules. Perhaps he had thought that other banks' cards could also be used here.
"No," Alex replied, shaking his head.
The woman he had accidentally hit with the door couldn't help but giggle when she heard his honest reply. He wasn't worth any more of her attention.
"Let’s go." Her father had walked up, still arranging the documents he was carrying.
"My dad and I are leaving." The woman shook Karen's hand, and then looked over at Alex. "Ms Young, having someone like this around could damage your bank's image and upset your customers. I hope this will not happen again."
With that, she took her father’s arm and opened the door.
"Take care, Mr Scott." Karen followed them out a few steps, watching as they got into a car and left. Turning around, she headed back inside, having made up her mind to encourage Alex to leave as soon as possible.
There was no one standing where Alex had been. Oh! Where’s he gone? she wondered.
Was it possible that the kid had been embarrassed and had quietly slipped away?
She felt relieved at the thought. Then, just as she was about to go back to work, she caught a glimpse of someone out of the corner of her eye.
There’s the brat! No wonder I didn’t see him at first, she thought. He had already reached the entrance to the VIP lounge, and a pillar had blocked her view of him.
The VIP room was only for high-status customers who were worth at least thirty million dollars, and this young man had admitted that he didn’t even have a card. If she let him get through, she would be in trouble with her boss.
"Stop! Don't move!" Karen yelled, feeling desperate. The other customers all looked around at her, obviously annoyed by her shouting. She could only smile apologetically as she walked quickly toward Alex.
But he had already walked through the lounge, opened the door to the VIP room, and stepped inside.
Chapter 2
Does he have no shame? Karen hurried after Alex with a look of chagrin on her face. She tried to open the door to the VIP room, but it had been locked from the inside.
"Hello?" Inside the VIP room, Robert Miller, the bank manager, was leaning against the sofa, looking at his phone. When the door suddenly opened, he quickly sat down and hid his phone away. Normally, when a VIP was coming in, Karen would notify him in advance.
As the customer manager, he was responsible for thirty-one VIPs, and he knew them like the back of his hand. He immediately began to launch into his normal professional greeting, hoping to undo the poor impression he’d made by slouching against the sofa, but when he saw Alex, his expression froze.
He was certain that Alex was not one of his VIPs, nor was he a relative of one.
"May I ask who you are?" Robert asked, looking at the young man, who appeared to be around twenty years old. Robert had no idea who he was.
Alex got straight to the point. "I'm here to get my money."
"You have one of our cards?" Robert asked, suspicious of Alex's calm expression.
"No," Alex admitted frankly.
Robert was relieved to seemingly be proven right, but even more confused. Access to the VIP room required a minimum worth of three million dollars, but this man didn't have any money. Why was he so composed?
"I'm sorry, sir. We can't give out money without a card. Do you require anything else?"
He's crazy, Robert thought. Why on earth did Karen let him in? I’ll have to speak to her about this at Monday’s meeting.
"You have fingerprint recognition here, right?" Alex suddenly asked.
The fingerprint ID system at the bank was for the wealthiest families and businesses to use. Only a few people had their fingerprints recorded in the system, at least in the New York branch, and no one had used it to access their holdings yet.
"You want to use it?" Robert could no longer bring himself to call Alex "sir."
"Yes." Alex nodded.
Robert was feeling more confused by the second. Why would someone who wasn't even a customer request to use a fingerprint ID?
To be honest, even though he was curious, Robert felt that it was barely worth humouring the request. But after considering for a few seconds, he finally decided to let Alex make the attempt rather than risk making him angry.
He opened the safe and brought out the fingerprint identification device, which he had never used before.
"Place your thumb here." Robert indicated the verification area to Alex, who placed his thumb on the sensor.
The device lit up with a glaring red light, and the LCD screen displayed the words [Fingerprint not recorded].
Immediately, Robert’s expression turned hostile, and he glared at Alex. He picked up his phone, ready to call the police.
"Wait, wait!" Alex said quickly. "Maybe that was the wrong print. I'll try using my index finger this time."
Robert smiled coldly. "What’s your plan here? Your thumb doesn’t work, so you’ll try your index finger. Then, if your index finger doesn’t work, you’ll try your middle finger. When you run out of fingers, will you try using your toes?"
But Alex had already pressed his index finger on the verification area.
Robert resolved that if the man’s fingerprints weren’t accepted this time, he would immediately call the police and have him arrested.
[Beep!] A green light appeared on the device and new details flashed up on the LCD screen: [Verification successful. Family account: 01. Verifier: Alexander Ambrose. Account: 01104.]
Robert gaped at Alex in disbelief for a moment, and then hurriedly squeezed out a smile. "Mr Ambrose, I'm sorry. I didn't realize. I'm Robert Miller, the customer manager for the New York branch. Please allow me to assist you."
"It's fine," Alex said lightly and stood up. "Can I see how much money I have left in my account?"
"Please wait a moment." Robert sat in front of the computer and typed away for a while. On his instructions, Alex provided a few more fingerprint scans as authorization.
"It's done, Mr Ambrose." Robert clicked the "OK" button on the screen, and Alex's account appeared.
Robert pointed to the computer screen and said, "Mr Ambrose, the balance of your account is currently eighty-six million dollars."
Robert couldn't help but suck in a breath of cold air.
This young man had an enormous fortune. It placed him in the topflight of the one per cent. Most people would never be able to even dream of that much money.
Alex felt strange as he stared at the numbers on the screen. He reminded himself that he needed to get used to his status as a rich kid as soon as possible.
"Oh, and you have other assets as well. Let me show you now." Robert clicked through to check several pages in a row. Finally, he clicked the "OK" button again.
The computer brought up a 4 x 4 grid of display screens.
"This surveillance screen displays all the physical assets that you hold elsewhere," Robert explained. He clicked on the upper left corner of the screen and brought up the feed from the bank's branch at The Hague, which revealed a sports car. In the lower right corner, it said, [Ferrari Pagani Huayra].
Robert opened up other screens for Alex, one after another.
The Hawaii branch displayed a Dominica blue pearl bracelet and four stacks of gold bars.
The feed from the French branch in Nice revealed three original Picasso paintings and two Rodin statues.
And the Cape Town branch had fifteen 10-carat diamonds, ten pieces of ivory, and another couple of stacks of gold bars. Robert's eyes almost popped out as he looked at Alex's assets. He had never seen anyone so rich. Maybe not even one-tenth as rich.
"All right, I’d like a card," Alex said before Robert could collect his thoughts.
"Yes, I will see to it right away. Please wait a moment." Robert immediately started to make the necessary arrangements. Within ten minutes, a Supreme Card was produced.
Robert looked at the Supreme Card and thought about Alex's assets. This card wasn’t good enough for Alex’s status, but it was the highest grade of card they were authorized to issue at the New York branch.
Robert presented handed the card over. "Mr Ambrose, your card."
"Thank you." Alex took the card, stood up, and went to walk out of the room.
"Mr Ambrose, please wait." Robert didn't dare to appear to be neglecting such an important customer. He should see him out personally, but the asset checking system on his computer had not been turned off yet, and the fingerprint verification machine, iris recognition apparatus, and other sensitive equipment had not been returned to the safe. The monitoring system in the VIP room was connected to the district manager’s office.
Karen was anxiously waiting in the hall. What's been going on in there for so long? she wondered. Could that brat have murdered Mr Miller in the VIP room?
The more she considered it, the more scared she became. She was on the verge of banging on the door and demanding a response when Alex walked confidently out of the room.
"Stop!" Karen shouted. She walked quickly over toward him and grabbed at his coat. "You can't leave. You broke into the VIP room. Once we confirm that nothing is missing, I will call the police and have them hold you for questioning."
"What are you talking about?" Alex asked. "Let go!"
Karen grappled with him for a while, but she couldn't manage to search his pockets.
What’s wrong with this woman? Alex thought. He wasn’t even arguing with her, but she was manhandling him.
"What is this?" Karen spotted the Supreme Card that was peeking out of Alex's pocket. She quickly pulled it out and looked at him triumphantly, as if she had found evidence of his guilt. "Oh, you stole a card. This is a crime, and I have to call the police."
It didn't even cross her mind that the card could belong to Alex. She imagined he had entered the VIP room, pretending to be there by mistake, and had then distracted Mr Miller with questions and stolen the card when the manager wasn't paying attention.
"Let go!" Alex was sick of this woman.
"Don’t you feel guilty about being a thief?" She was even more determined.
With the two of them creating such a scene, other customers started to walk over toward them, intending to help Karen keep Alex from getting away.
Just then, Robert, who had finished tidying up, strode out of the VIP room.
Having seen Alex's assets, Robert now knew he was the most important customer the New York branch of the bank had ever had. He had also noticed that the system listed Alex's was listed as just one of multiple accounts attached to a family group, labelled 01. If that single account was so lucrative, then what about the rest of the family?
It was rare to meet such important people, so Robert knew he had to be careful to curry favour with Alex. If they got along well, it would be a tremendous success for Robert, and the potential benefits were huge.
So, when saw Karen struggling with Alex, he was enraged. Karen's expression was hostile, and Alex was becoming very angry. Karen was an idiot who was playing with fire, and she might drag Robert himself down with her.
Of all the bank’s many, many customers, why did she need to pick this one to try and remove? A simple flick of Alex’s finger could be enough to end both their careers.
Chapter 3
"Stop!" Robert dashed between Alex and Karen.
Before Alex could speak, Karen waved the Supreme Card in the air. Her eyes flashed with triumph as she said to Robert, "Mr Miller, look! He stole a card from the VIP room!" She smiled at him, her expression a little smug.
Surely, Mr Miller would be happy with her for preventing theft. He had a lot of authority in the eastern district of Metro Sky Bank, and when he had arrived at headquarters, he had seemed impressed with her, so she was hoping for a promotion. Her imagination began to run away with her as she dreamed about her possible future.
Mr Miller's face had always been a little glum, but as she watched, his expression grew darker and darker. Before she could figure out why, she was startled by his explosive roar, leaving her entire body trembling.
"Let go of Mr Ambrose!" As he yelled, Mr Miller knocked the Supreme Card out of her hand, and she was so scared that she let go of Alex. Mr Miller pushed her aside and bent down to pick up the card. "Mr Ambrose, your card. I'm very sorry. I haven't trained Ms Young properly. I do apologize."
Mr Miller's expression showed a mixture of respect, embarrassment, and unease, as the bank's customers looked on in amazement. Karen was stunned.
Could the Supreme Card be his? she wondered.
Her eyes widened. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn't make sense of it.
If this man had a Supreme Card, then he had at least three million dollars, yet he appeared to only be around twenty years old. A poor, lower-class loser with that much money? No, it was just too unlikely.
"It's not your fault, Mr Miller," Alex assured him, slipping the card back into his pocket.
"Thank you, Mr Ambrose." Robert dipped his head and paused briefly before straightening up and shouting at Karen, "Why are you just standing there? Apologize to Mr Ambrose immediately!"
How could Karen still not understand? Robert thought. The young man standing in front of them was seriously rich and needed to be treated with respect.
Karen immediately bowed her head at Alex. "Mr Ambrose, I'm very sorry for my rude behaviour. I made a mistake, created a fuss over nothing, and put my hands on you. It was my fault, and I will reflect on my behaviour—"
Alex ignored her and walked away.
"Mr Ambrose," Robert called after him. "If you ever need anything, just give me a call, and I'll do my best to help."
Robert was excited by this opportunity. It was rare to meet someone as important as Alex, so he shamelessly tried to charm him.
"Okay, Robert." Alex smiled faintly. Robert had come to his defence, after all.
The use of his first name made Robert feel quite emotional. The wealthiest customers called him by his first name, and now so did this poorly dressed young man, who displayed not even a hint of arrogance.
Alex strode out of the bank and hailed a taxi to take him back to Preston University.
As Alex entered the university building, he accidentally stepped into a puddle, splashing a lot of mud on his legs.
He checked his watch then rushed toward the classroom, where Mr Morgan was already standing at the podium, lecturing. He spotted Alex out of the corner of his eye and a hint of disappointment flashed across his face.
Feeling guilty, Alex lowered his head.
Of all his teachers, Mr Morgan was his favourite. The other teachers tended to ignore Alex because he had no money, and some even openly mocked him. Only Mr Morgan treated him like any other student.
Alex slipped quietly into the classroom, aware that all the students were staring at him, and he could hear them whispering.
"He isn't usually late. Hell must have frozen over."
"Look at his pants! They’re filthy. Doesn’t he have any clean clothes?"
"Are you joking? It’s not like he’d have the money for new ones. It looks like he's just thrown on whatever he could find."
Some of the boys continued to talk, and the girls in the front row covered their mouths with their hands as they joined in. Their eyes flashed with contempt when they looked at Alex.
"Stop talking!" Mr Morgan said loudly. "And pay attention."
Throughout the lecture, Alex noticed that Mr Morgan kept glancing at him, his eyes full of disapproval, as if Alex had failed to live up to his expectations.
Eventually, the lecture was over.
"Class dismissed."
Mr Morgan packed up his textbooks and left.
"Cathy." The voice came from the doorway.
Everyone turned in the direction of the voice and saw Billy walking through the door and going straight to Cathy, who was sitting by the window. She stood and hugged him, both of them were in love
Many of the students turned to stare at Alex. Everyone thought that he was Cathy's boyfriend, and they weren’t aware that she had broken up with him.
Alex watched in disgust. He’d heard that Billy had taken at least five different girls to stay at that hotel. Cathy was just the latest in a long line, and Alex had no intention of fighting for her.
Billy strutted past Alex with his arm around Cathy's shoulder.
"Darling, wait a minute," Cathy said to Billy as she stopped in front of Alex and held out her phone. "Since we've broken up, I don’t want to owe you anything. Here's the phone you bought for me a few weeks ago. You can have it back."
Alex glanced at the Samsung Galaxy phone and then took it.
"Hah, you would have to work part-time for six months to afford one of these!" Cathy took a brand-new phone out of her pocket and showed it to Alex. "This is the latest iPhone, and it’s much better than your phone."
"Of course, it's far too expensive for a loser like him." Billy raised his chin and looked at Alex. "Cathy told me that she kept asking for that phone for six months before you finally bought it for her. Do you think you can pick up a girl so far out of your league? You're just embarrassing yourself, so give up. And I'm warning you now: don't even think about her. If I find out you’ve gone anywhere near her, you'll regret it!"
"Don't waste your breath talking to a loser like him. Can we go to De Luca’s for lunch?" Cathy had already dismissed Alex.
"Call me baby," Billy said, smiling at her.
"Baby, let's go." She flirted with him right in front of Alex.
"Cathy!" A petite girl stood up, glaring at her. "You're taking it all too far. I never thought you'd break up with Alex, and I'm ashamed of you."
"Emma, why do you care?" She scowled. When things had been going well with Alex, she’d been on good terms with Emma, who was a decent person. Sometimes, when Cathy had been fighting with Alex, she had asked Emma’s opinion about who was in the right.
"You gave up Alex for someone like Billy?" Emma asked. "How could you treat Alex like this? When you were sick and couldn't even get out of bed, Alex sent you lunch and dinner every day for a month. And when you were walking in the mountains and twisted your ankle, he carried you on his back for miles down the mountain. Don’t you remember that? You know he doesn't make much money from his part-time jobs, but when you wanted a phone, he worked hard for months to save enough money to buy it for you. And this is how you repay him? By breaking up with him and ridiculing him?"
Cathy scowled. "I never forced him to do anything. If he was stupid enough to go along with it, that's his problem! And so what if he bought me a cell phone? It was only a Samsung. And why would I want a Samsung when I can have an iPhone?"
Emma shook her head. "Cathy, I don’t understand you. Do you only care about money? Will money get you everything you want?"
"Yes!" Cathy barked out a laugh. She stared at Emma and said, "I admit that I like money. Is that so wrong?" She took Billy's arm and said, "Come on, baby, let's go. These two poor people disgust me."
She glared at Alex and Emma and then swept out of the classroom with her head held high.
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2023.06.08 10:16 Dave_Rave_69 Urgent! Megaship name in mission details not the same ship name in system

Urgent! Megaship name in mission details not the same ship name in system
Sorry I am very new to the game and only have 6 hr left to finish my mission of disabling megaship turrets (Bellmarsh-class Reformatory) . But after I have traveled to the system it is in and go through all the ships and planets in the system, the only Megaship is(Alcatraz-Class Reformatory)
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