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2023.06.09 16:35 axentrio Move out charges for alleged damage - apartment Virginia
Good morning, Hoping to get some advice on an issue with alleged move out damages.
When we moved in we were the first tenants in this rental as it was new construction. Left due to poorude management. Upon move out we are being invoiced ($941) minus depreciation which comes to $719. This is for “stains” under the carpet.
No visible damage on the top layer or any odor was apparent - The property management company pulled back the corner of the carpet to see spots under it. I asked for photos of the carpet underside prior to move in which they state they do not have. When I mentioned they don’t have proof and it could’ve happened from any contractor or installer that was in there before move in, they told us to call their legal team from here on out.
There are 3 bedrooms and about 457 sq ft of carpet in the whole unit. We are being invoiced for all 3 bedrooms and carpet replacement totaling 630 sq ft. This is because the carpet that was installed is no longer available so they replaced all 3 bedrooms so it would match.
1st bedroom has 2 water spots “stains” under the carpet that if patched would’ve only needed 9 sq ft of carpet patched and 4 sq ft of carpet patched
2nd bedroom has a water spot “stain” under the carpet that if patched would only need 1 sq ft of carpet replaced.
3rd bedroom has no damages.
What is my liability as a tenant for this?
Can they charge for water spots/stains under the carpet when it’s not visible on the top layer (dark carpets)
What about if they did not hire a carpet cleaning service and jumped straight to full replacement of the unit? Could I claim they did not do their due diligence?
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2023.06.09 16:25 DoABarrowRoll Defending the Draft: New York Giants Edition (2023)
Hello to you, fellow ingrates.
Year 6 of DABR Defends the New York Giants from Criticism has arrived.
tl;dr: The Giants had their most successful season since 2016, and arguably since winning the Super Bowl in 2012 (if the draft spot/playoff success is the measurement) and went into draft night with the latest selection they've had since 2012, the first outside the top 11 since 2016.
Giants fans didn't really expect to win that many games this year. There were still some hopefuls for Daniel Jones but most people had come to terms with new GM Joe Schoen and new HC Brian Daboll pretty much setting up to replace him, declining his 5th year option.
It was the first year of this regime, they hadn't really been able to fix up the roster fully, etc. Most Giants fans I know were expecting a 4-7 win season, not sniffing the playoff race. Ha.
It all started week 1 vs Tennessee. It was honestly a story Giants fans have gotten familiar with. Look absolutely horrible in the first half of the game, but somehow struggle back into it in the second half, only to be dramatically disappointed at the end of the game. After Daniel Jones threw a red zone interception with just under 9 minutes to go, we thought that was pretty much it.
But then with 4 minutes left, Saquon Barkley rips off a 33 yard run, Daniel Jones converts a 4th and 1, and the Giants score a TD to pull them to just a 1 point deficit. Most Giants fans are thinking "okay he's gonna kick it, play for overtime, I respect that, we didn't think it would be that close anyways."
And then we see the offense staying on the field...uh oh. The offense wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders to that point in the game, having been shut out in the first half. If we don't get it, the game is pretty much lost. Daboll calls a shovel pass, Saquon gets it, it looks like it's completely doomed...I'm thinking "here we go again, his first game and the media is already going to be all over him for going for it"...but Saquon fights his way in! Giants take the lead for the first time in the game. We're feeling good, Daboll's huge balls in that situation giving us some confidence.
Then the Titans methodically work the ball down the field (along with a couple of assists from Austin Calitro and Darnay Holmes), setting up a 47 yard field goal for Randy Bullock to win the game.
Now, I'm thinking, "of course this is what happened, they gave us some hope, now it's going to get ripped away from us, just like always. Story of the last few years at times."
...and then Bullock missed the kick. That was the start of what turned into a magical first half of the season, the Giants getting off to a 7-2 start, all 7 wins coming by a 1 score margin (though the Bears and Texans games were a bit cleaner than the final scoreline suggests), and 5 of them really coming down to big time plays in the last 5 minutes of the game.
The Titans story, taking the lead with 3:38 left in the 4th quarter and Julian Love sacking Baker Mayfield to force 4th and 15 the next drive against Carolina, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Xavier McKinney batting down Aaron Rodgers' passes in London, Love intercepting Lamar Jackson to set up the game winning score against Baltimore, McKinney and Love stopping Christian Kirk at the 1 yard line on the last play against Jacksonville.
All of those games are games that go against us in previous years. But this year was just different. And somehow through it all, there were Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones as well. Saquon was the focal point of the offense early in the season, Jones being efficient in a heavy, limited, play action focused passing attack.
All thoughts of the Giants earning a top pick and replacing Daniel Jones pretty much went out the window by week 4, and hope for Jones maybe finally becoming the QB he was drafted to be started to blossom in some parts of the Giants fanbase.
Things came crashing down a bit the next 4 weeks. Awful losses to Detroit, Dallas, and Philly, with a tie against Washington in there too that many Giants fans felt they deserved to win capped off a 1-4-1 stretch where the Giants simply did not look good. They looked more like what we expected the team to look like coming into the year. The playoff spot was no longer guaranteed, at 7-5-1. But a flexed SNF game against Washington would pretty much decide the season.
And the Giants took that win against Washington and ran with it. A close loss against the Vikings that was probably the best passing attack game of the season to that point, a dominating win against the hapless Colts that locked the Giants into the playoffs, and a surprisingly tight and scrappy game between the Eagles starters and the Giants backups gave Giants fans some hope headed into the playoffs. We didn't expect to win a Super Bowl, but the matchup against the Vikings seemed winnable.
And winnable it was, as in classic 2023 Giants fashion, they took a lead about halfway through the 4th quarter, and a couple of clutch plays on defense by Cordale Flott and Xavier McKinney ended the game.
Then we went to Philly and got absolutely ass blasted, ending our season.
That left the Giants with the 25th pick in the class, entering an offseason with a lot of business to take care of.
Free Agency Recap
The Giants had a lot more room to operate in free agency this year than last year, and Schoen was relatively creative in how he wanted to go about it.
The first step in that process though was figuring out the status of his pending free agents; most notably, the two who led the way on offense most of the year: Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. The Jones negotiations were tense, Jones asked for the moon and the team was not having it. Eventually (literally right before the tag deadline) they settled on a 4 yr, 160m extension with 82m fully guaranteed and a boatload of incentives that could push the value up to almost 200m. That allowed the team to tag Saquon Barkley, whose extension talks are reportedly still stalled, as Barkley declined an offer worth almost 14m during the Giants' bye week, and continues to find the Giants' offer(s) unpalatable.
Speculation is that Barkley is seeking more guaranteed money from the Giants (greater than the sum of 2 franchise tags), but Barkley's camp is not leaking much (reportedly because Saquon doesn't want them to). And according to most reporters, Saquon is too competitive to actually sit out the season, removing his last bit of leverage.
Possibly the biggest addition of the Giants' free agency period was actually a trade: The Giants traded the Chiefs' 3rd rounder (acquired for Kadarius Toney) for TE Darren Waller. This is a huge move because the Giants were dead last in explosive pass play rate by a WIDE margin. Only like 6 individual team seasons since 2010 had fewer explosive passing plays than the 2022 Giants. That's something that Schoen and Daboll immediately set out to fix, and Darren Waller is one of the best explosive pass weapons in the league, leading all TEs in explosive pass plays this season despite playing just 9 games this year. Reports out of OTAs are that the Giants are expecting Waller to basically fill a "WR1" role for them; not necessarily in alignment but being the focal point of the offense, high target share, etc.
Schoen and Daboll followed that addition up with two more explosive pass play options: retaining Darius Slayton, and adding Parris Campbell to the room. Slayton is a solid WR, he's good for 600-700 yards when he gets run. His hands are inconsistent, but he makes up for it often. Campbell finally broke out having a healthy season for the Colts this season. I think Campbell is mostly insurance for Wan'Dale Robinson, who is coming off of a torn ACL, but if healthy should get primary run in the slot.
The Giants' other two main moves came on the defensive side of the ball, adding LB Bobby Okereke to a LB room that comprised of: Jarrad Davis, Micah McFadden, and Darrian Beavers (coming off a torn ACL). Much needed improvement in that room. The Giants also added Rakeen Nunez-Roches and A'Shawn Robinson to the DL room to improve the depth there; Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams were playing too many snaps, and the Giants were really bad against the run last year.
In the process though, the Giants lost both of their starting centers from 2022, Nick Gates and Jon Feliciano, as well as S Julian Love, who had been a consistent staple of the defense the last few years.
The Giants roster was in much better shape this year than last year, but the team still had a number of problems:
- CB was still a HUGE need for the Giants, and one that had not been properly addressed yet. Adoree' Jackson had another very good year in 2022, but the spot across from him had been a mishmosh of misfit toys: Fabian Moreau had a nice little run, but struggled down the stretch. Nick McCloud got a lot of run at CB2 after being claimed on waivers from the Bills. Cordale Flott had been drafted as a nickel defender but got some run there. And the slot position wasn't much better, as Darnay Holmes continued to be a liability there. This position needed reinforcements. I've been a relatively vocal minority in the Giants fandom saying this has been the BIGGEST need the team had for a couple of years now (basically aside from the one year that we had Bradberry and Jackson both on the team).
- Despite adding Slayton, Campbell, and Waller, WR was still something the team needed. Specifically someone who could develop into a WR1 type player. The Giants WR room is relatively deep, but just adding Campbell and Waller and running back last year's group didn't feel sufficient. The team clearly was putting an emphasis on speed, separation, and yards after the catch ability.
- Center was a massive need. The Giants basically didn't have a center on the roster who had played meaningful NFL snaps. Ben Bredeson could move to center if needed, but it wasn't that solid of a plan. And in what seemed like a good center class, this seemed like a good way to solve that problem.
- LB. The LB2 spot currently will be either Jarrad Davis, Micah McFadden (who basically lost the job last year to Jarrad Davis), or Darrian Beavers (who tore his ACL last year). I think that says it all.
- RB: Saquon is on the tag, so you feel okay here, but the team has been seeking a solid compliment for him for a while. They were in on a few of the RBs last year and the value never lined up, and Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell didn't really cut it last year. They don't want to run Saquon into the ground early in the year like they did last year, so having a compliment for him is big.
- S: Losing Julian Love is a tough one. He played a lot of snaps and wore a lot of hats for this defense last year, especially with McKinney missing time with a hand injury. The team likes Jason Pinnock, and drafted Dane Belton in the early 4th last year, but more depth and competition here would be very welcome.
So let's get into the picks:
1.24: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
Seems like maybe Schoen agreed with me!
It was a lot harder to try to predict what the Giants would do this year, just by virtue of having a later pick. But the general consensus among the beat seemed to be that the team wanted to get a CB or an offensive playmaker with that first pick. I was a little skeptical of CB being an option, seeing how many mocks had all 5 of the top CBs off the board, but that often left WRs available.
So right after the Jets took Will McDonald at 15, if you looked at the board, only 1 CB had been taken and no WRs had been taken. That felt pretty good for the Giants.
Then Forbes and Gonzalez come off the board, and the top 4 WRs come off the board from 20-23.
That left the Giants feeling a little antsy. They had one guy they really wanted left, and negotiated a trade up one spot with the Jaguars to secure their guy: Deonte Banks.
This pick is perfect for what the Giants want to do on defense. Wink Martindale's reaction should say it all, if you go watch the Giants' behind the scenes videos on the draft process.
Banks is a tall, long, and athletic corner, which are all important traits for Wink's press man heavy defense. He's super fluid and smooth in his hips. He tested absolutely crazy. He also plays with a swag that I think Wink and Giants fans will come to really appreciate. He plays confident, he plays fast in terms of processing, and he plays physical.
He still has some development to go, I'm not saying he's going to be a top CB in the league from day 1. He wasn't a super ball productive corner, but that's not something Wink necessarily needs. It will take some time for him to get comfortable with the complexity of route runners in the NFL. But the tools are all there, and the Giants get a perfect scheme fit.
Banks will come in and immediately be the starter at CB across from Adoree' Jackson, and the trickle down effect that will have on the Giants depth chart at CB will be tangible.
2.57: John Michael Schmitz, OC, Minnesota
As this pick was coming up, Schoen and Daboll were discussing who to pick, and basically said "okay we're either going with Schmitz or (we'll get to that later ;) )".
Then the Bears traded up to the pick before the Giants pick. And Joe Schoen said "oh fuck." Daboll tried to calm him down and said "well I guess we're getting ."
Then the Bears took Tyrique Stevenson (good pick!), leaving the Giants the choice between the two players. And the Giants went with Schmitz.
Full disclosure: I was not a huge JMS fan in the draft process. I thought he was super solid all around, but he wasn't really impressive to me, there weren't a lot of overwhelmingly positive reps or traits in my eyes. I thought he was maybe a little heavy footed, especially in pass pro, and his testing kind of backed that up, and I didn't really see full unlocked power either.
I was probably a bit harsh on him in terms of the grade though. Like I said, he's a super solid player. There's relatively little to really complain about. He's smart, he's experienced, and he made few mental mistakes. His snaps were consistent. He is pretty strong though not crazy so. His anchor is really good, and he plays nasty and competitive, which is something the Giants are definitely looking for. It helps he had a really good Senior Bowl week too.
Was Schmitz my favorite center in this class? No. But he was for many people, and for some good reasons. Schmitz will come in and immediately start at center for the Giants, bringing the dead snap with him. If he can be the 3rd best player on this unit (behind Andrew Thomas and hopefully Evan Neal taking a step forward this year and being healthy), it'll be an immensely calming and steadying presence that should raise the OL play of the whole unit.
3.73: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
So you may be wondering: Who was Player X?
Well immediately after drafting Schmitz, Schoen looked around the room and pretty much said "what if we can still get ?" He decided that the price he was willing to pay was the Giants 4th round pick. And he and everybody else in the room started calling.
That included Brian Daboll, who leaned over and said "hey should I text [Rams HC Sean] McVay?" Schoen said "yeah sure go for it." And Daboll officially negotiated the Giants trading up from 89 to 73 to select Player X: Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt
Hyatt is a really fun player to watch. The speed blows you away on tape. It's the kind of speed that even if you're not throwing it to him all the time, defenses have to take note when he comes on the field and play him differently. He's not necessarily slippery or elusive after the catch but (and I'm scared to frame it this way but I'm doing it anyway) the speed and acceleration gives him credibility there, the way that Odell was such a YAC threat on slants just getting to full speed and outrunning everyone.
He's a little high cut I think, and that leads to a little bit of trouble with crisper routes. He wasn't asked to run a very complex route tree at Tennessee, though I do think he has the skills to improve in that sense. The biggest concern for me is just how quickly we can get him up to speed beating press and playing through physicality. When he has room to work, he can beat CBs in a few ways, but NFL DBs will knock even very good WRs off their routes at times. And that follows through to contested catches.
The Giants' WR room is so crowded it's hard for me to say exactly what Hyatt's role will be starting out. The Giants started last year trying to use different WRs in different ways on a game to game basis. Then the wheels fell off obviously, with Shep, Wan'Dale, and Toney being hurt and Golladay stinking and all that. So I wonder if we see a return to that.
Hyatt can be a threat in a lot of ways, end arounds, screens, etc in addition to the obvious "go long" situations. Just how many reps he can carve out will be fun to track in training camp.
So the Giants come out of the first 3 rounds with 3 players who were commonly mocked to them at 25. Pretty good business! But let's get into day 3:
5.172: Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma
The Giants traded away their 4th round pick to get Hyatt so they went 99 picks without making a selection.
Like I said earlier, the team has been looking for a compliment to Saquon Barkley for a long time, and they find it here with Eric Gray.
Schoen said he sees Eric Gray as a 3 down back. And you can definitely see why. He caught 88 passes over the last 3 years at Oklahoma and only dropped 2. He's also strong and physical, willing to pass protect. That physicality carries over into his running style, he runs hard and is willing to run through guys. He's bursty in short areas and has pretty solid vision in my opinion.
He's a compact guy, just 5'9 207. He's not super slippery or elusive, and he's not really a home run hitter. But in terms of finding a backup RB on day 3 to feed some of those tough yardage carries to and keep Saquon fresh, you could do worse than Eric Gray for sure.
The Giants ran a fair bit of "Pony" type formations in 2022, using 2 or even 3 RBs at times. The competition between Gray and Matt Breida for the true RB2 spot will be fun to see. Breida brings a little more explosiveness to the table, but Gray will certainly give him a run for his money. And depending on what happens with Saquon Barkley's contract situation, we may see even more of Gray down the line.
6.209: Tre Hawkins, CB, Old Dominion
When asked about what is different this year from last year, what improvements or what has gotten easier now that he's been in the chair for a full year, Joe Schoen talked a lot about really getting a good handle on what his coaches look for in players. And he singled out Wink in that respect because him and Daboll have worked together so much.
The Giants selection of Tre Hawkins really highlights that. Like with Deonte Banks, Hawkins brings a ton of physical traits. He tested through the roof. He has the length that the Giants look for. He's also super physical in both phases, run and pass, which Wink loves. ODU let him just play press man, so he's comfortable doing that.
He's a little slim still, so his frame needs some reworking, but that's common with CBs and especially ones from outside the P5 schools. He also has a lot of technique and FBIQ stuff to clean up. His footwork is messy, he's not always patient enough with his punch. His ball skills still leave something to be desired. He's still learning to read routes and manage space both in man and zone.
I figure Hawkins will come in and be a depth player and core STer for the Giants. If his play strength holds up against NFL scrutiny, he can definitely be a day 1 punt gunner. Wink has started calling Jerome Henderson the best DB coach in the league, so it'll be fun to see what Henderson can do with a ball of clay like Hawkins. Even if he ends up just being a STer and CB5 type guy, that's still a pretty good pick in the 6th round like this.
Also, sorry Patriots writer :)
7.243: Jordon Riley, DL, Oregon
Beating a dead horse at this point, but this is another pick Schoen highlighted as an example of his understanding of what Wink is looking for.
Obviously Riley is a flawed prospect, it's the 7th round. He was a 6th year senior who spent time at 4 different schools, starting at UNC, then going to JUCO for a year, then Nebraska for 2 years where he barely played, and finishing his college career at Oregon. PFF lists him as having just 534 career snaps in college despite the 5 years he spent at the P5 level. He wasn't very productive, partly because he barely played and partly because he's just not very good. He's not a good athlete.
What Riley does have, though, is size, strength, and knockback power. And that's what Wink is looking for in a depth NT. He eats blocks, stuffs up lanes, and just is hard to move.
Schoen put it this way:
"It’s hard to find these guys. When you get into the seventh round, you are looking for guys that maybe it will be hard to get at different areas. And another guy we spent time with, big run stopper in there, 6-foot-5, 330.
You walk out to practice, and there’s this 6-5, 330-pound guy, who piques your interest right there. Again, some of these guys in different schemes may not have the production, the tackles, the sacks. But for what Wink looks for in terms of size, length, knock-back — he possesses those traits.”
7.254: Gervarrius Owens, DB, Houston
Last pick in the draft and the Giants go back to the DB room. They took two CBs already, but some depth/developmental guys at safety would help. Enter: Gervarrius Owens.
Owens is a former CB turned S from Houston. The CB in him flashes to me on tape, I thought his ball skills as a safety were good. He's athletic enough to play pretty much any safety spot, including that single high spot that teams find difficult to fill. He's super physical and willing to play downhill and tackle. He's super experienced, he was a team captain and 4 year starter for Houston.
He makes a lot of mistakes, however. The angles he takes to the ball in both phases are super inconsistent. He missed a ton of tackles in college, so that technique needs to be worked on. The ball skills turned into PBUs rather than INTs; Wink won't mind that but some of them were like "he really should have just caught that."
Owens is another guy like Hawkins who looks primed to earn his roster spot on special teams and provide solid depth for the team's DB room. Wink likes to play 3+ safety sets, especially when he feels like he has a good group there. And the Giants' S room right now is basically Xavier McKinney and a bunch of question marks, so it's entirely feasible that Owens can come in and beat Dane Belton, Jason Pinnock, and Bobby McCain to earn playing time early on.
The Giants UDFA class included a few notable names. 5 total players who got 100k+ in guarantees:
- Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, WVU: The Giants gave Bryce Ford-Wheaton a LOT of guaranteed money for a UDFA: 236k, which is the full season PS salary plus 20k. BFW was one of "my guys" this year I was hoping for the Giants to get. He's got the size and athleticism to be really good, but he's a little one note right now. In a crowded WR room, I kind of doubt he'll make the roster without some injuries (or Wan'Dale/Shep being on PUP) but like other late rounders/UDFAs, if he can find some value on special teams, he's a fun upside swing.
- Dyontae Johnson, LB, Toledo: Another guy who got a lot of guaranteed money. The Giants needed some reinforcements at LB and clearly didn't find them in the draft. Super productive in college, very instinctive player, but I'm not sure if he can run with the league. He'll compete with the Giants mishmosh of LBs to play on special teams.
- Ryan Jones, TE/FB, East Carolina: The Giants have been searching for a kind of H-Back type for a while now. Last year they brought in Jeremiah Hall from Oklahoma, that didn't stick. Andre Miller, who was a WR at Maine, seemed like he was getting run at that spot in camp last year, but a broken arm ended his season. Chris Myarick ended up taking some of those reps. Ryan Jones kind of fits that mold as well.
- Habakkuk Baldonado, EDGE, Pittsburgh: The Giants' pass rusher depth is...not great. Behind Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, it's Jihad Ward, Oshane Ximines, and Tomon Fox. And Ojulari missed a lot of time last year. Baldonado could potentially come in and earn a spot over Ximines/Fox. He's got good play strength and power and fits what the Giants would need as more of an edge setter and run defender to give Thibodeaux/Ojulari a rest rep before letting them loose to rush the passer.
- Gemon Green, CB, Michigan: Another tough and physical corner. I don't think there's really a spot for him on this roster with the additions of Banks and Hawkins, and I think he's not quite the athlete the Giants look for at CB, but as a last resort/STer he can potentially get somewhere.
I did this last year because it was Schoen's first year here, but I like the idea of doing it every year. What can we learn from the way Schoen drafted this year that we can file away and learn for the future? What can mockers learn from this to inform them of who makes sense for the Giants.
And it's pretty similar to last year:
- Athleticism. Once again, pretty much every player the Giants drafted, and the UDFAs generally, were excellent athletes who tested well. The main exceptions being JMS (who was still a solid athlete) and Jordon Riley this year; where the exception last year basically was just DJ Davidson. This team has faith in its coaching staff and wants to give them players they can work with.
- Scheme/Roster Fits. I talked about it a lot with the defensive picks, but every single one is a "Wink Martindale" guy. What does Wink want for his system? This can be a little dangerous considering Wink was in the running for a HC gig last year, and another strong year might finally get him the HC job he has been looking for. If he leaves and the scheme changes, these players need to be able to match the new scheme too. But it's clear that the FO values the input of the coaching staff and there's really clear communication there. This also applies to the offensive side of the ball, where it's super clear that the team wanted more speed on offense, which pointed to Hyatt a little bit.
- Youth. This one is a little less applicable this year as they did draft a few older players, like JMS and Riley, even Eric Gray who turns 24 in November or Tre Hawkins who turns 23 over the summer. But Banks just turned 22, Jalin Hyatt will turn 22 in late September. It feels like maybe they felt more attached to the age stuff when they thought this was a full on rebuild, but now that they're hoping to be a playoff team again, they need some more instant contributors.
- Aggressiveness/willingness to trade. This is a newer one, as last year the Giants only traded back. But this year the Giants traded up twice, giving up 3 day 3 picks in the process. Schoen is not afraid to make trades in either direction. Up to secure guys he really wants (Banks/Hyatt), or down if there's nothing there. Schoen talked about having trades lined up in both directions with the first round pick, he had a trade down ready if there was no one he wanted left.
The Giants went into the 2022 draft clearly rebuilding, 5 picks in the top 81 and making 11 selections. This year, the team came into the draft with 10 picks and came out with just 7. Clearly the team thinks the depth is improving and wants to focus on building the championship contender they are looking to be.
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2023.06.09 16:24 CISO_Series_Producer Top cybersecurity stories for the week of 06-05-23 to 06-09-23
Below are the top headlines we’ve been reporting this whole week on Cyber Security Headlines.
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Here are the stories we plan to cover: AI-automated malware campaigns coming soon, says Mikko Hyppönen
Cybersecurity pioneer Mikko Hyppönen began his cybersecurity career 32 years ago at Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure, two years before Tim Berners-Lee released the world’s first web browser, and is now the chief research officer at WithSecure. In an interview with CSO Online. He states it is “mandatory for the cybersecurity industry to embrace AI technology…It will only be a matter of months before malicious threat actors use widely available AI source code to perfect their techniques for complete automation of malware campaigns.” (CSOOnline
) US research agency examines cyber psychology to outwit criminal hackers
A new project at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity — the U.S. intelligence community’s moonshot research division — is trying to better understand hackers’ psychology, discover their blind spots and build software that exploits these deficiencies to improve computer security. “When you look at how attackers gain access, they often take advantage of human limitations and errors, but our defenses don’t do that,” Kimberly Ferguson-Walter, the IARPA program manager overseeing the initiative, told CyberScoop. Dubbed Reimagining Security with Cyberpsychology-Informed Network Defenses or “ReSCIND,” the IARPA initiative is an open competition inviting expert teams to submit proposals for how they would study hackers’ psychological weaknesses and then build software exploiting them. (CyberScoop
) Barracuda urges customers to replace vulnerable appliances immediately
Following up on a story we covered last week, enterprise security company Barracuda has now warned its customers against using email security gateway (ESG) appliances impacted by a recently disclosed zero-day exploit and to replace them immediately. A patch for the vulnerability, which has been exploited since October 2022, had been issued by Barracuda last month to stop the exploit from allowing ESG backdooring. “The vulnerability existed in a module which initially screens the attachments of incoming emails,” the company had said previously. “No other Barracuda products, including our SaaS email security services, were subject to the vulnerability identified.” (CSO Online
) Clop blamed for MOVEit attack
Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence team attributed the recent attack against the popular managed file transfer platform to the Clop ransomware organization. It found the zero-day used in the attack followed similar behavior observed with Clop in the past. The attacks used a vulnerability to deploy crafted webshells on servers, providing access to files and credentials. Bleeping Computer and various security researchers observed attacks in the wild with this exploit over Memorial Day weekend. No word on any ransom demands yet. Clop previously used vulnerabilities in the Accellion FTA and GoAnywhere MFT in the past. (Bleeping Computer
) New ChatGPT attack technique spreads malicious packages
Vulcan Cyber's Voyager18 research team described the discovery in an advisory published this week. Based on their proof of concept, researcher Bar Lanyado said the team identified a new malicious package spreading technique they called "AI package hallucination." The technique involves posing a question to ChatGPT, requesting a package to solve a coding problem, and receiving multiple package recommendations, including some not published in legitimate repositories. By replacing these non-existent packages with their own malicious ones, attackers can deceive future users who rely on ChatGPT's recommendations. (InfoSecurity Magazine
and Vulcan Cyber
) Google Workspace gets passkeys
Google added passkey support for Workspace admins, meaning they can now enable users to sign in to either a Workspace or Google Cloud account using a passkey, no password required. By default, Workspace accounts will still require a password. But even when not allowing passkeys as a sign-in, organizations can still enable them for 2FA. Back in December, Google added passkey support in Chrome, and last month it added passkey login support for standard accounts. (The Verge
) 1Password launches its public passkey beta
Password manager 1Password has launched its public beta for passkeys, which will allow users to replace passwords with authentication systems built into their devices. 1Password users can now create, store, and share passkeys for supported websites by installing the 1Password beta browser extension for Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, or Brave. Passkeys can only be created for websites and services that have rolled out their own passkey support. 1Password users will be able to vote on which sites and services they’d like to support passkeys. While it won’t guarantee those platforms will integrate passkey support, the hope seems to be that developers will be motivated to add the feature due to popular demand. (The Verge
) Verizon releases its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)
On Tuesday, Verizon issued its 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The report revealed that three-quarters of data breaches over the last year (74%) involved the human element, caused by employees falling for social engineering attacks, making errors, or using their access maliciously. Credentials accounted for seventy-six percent of the data compromised in social engineering attacks followed by internal organizational information (28%) and personal data. Finally, the report noted that ransomware events held steady accounting for about a quarter of overall incidents, however the median cost of a ransomware attack doubled since the prior year. Verizon noted that in order to rein in these key trends, organizations need to focus on employee security hygiene, implementing true multifactor authentication, and collaboration across organizations to share threat intelligence. (Dark Reading
) SEC drops cases due to data protection failures
The US Securities and Exchange Commission dismissed 42 cases due to its staff access documents only intended for judges. This came after a review that began back in April 2022, when it disclosed two other cases that broke similar legal rules. Due to insufficient safeguards within the agency, staffers could download restricted databases and share access through internal memos. The SEC said it found “no evidence that the control deficiency resulted in harm to any respondent or affected the Commission’s adjudication in any proceeding.” (The Register
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2023.06.09 16:23 lbabinz [PNP Games] Weekly Game Sale (PlayStation Days of Play, Xbox Controllers, Bethesda, more)
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2023.06.09 16:23 No-Nectarine806 [Tenant US-SC] Rental Company Giant Wants Near 4k on Move out
I am moving out of American homes 4 rent. Let me know if company name is not allowed here, and I will remove it, but I think it is pertinent since I read online they overcharge quite frequently and have a class action lawsuit against them. I acquired roaches here, and I called and paid for pest control prior to moving. The landlord claims the brand new appliances must all be trashed and replaced despite having no picture proof they’re infested with roaches. His proof was “there are eggs we can’t see”. I tried arguing it calmly but can’t get them to budge past the $300 they took off the original $3900. They also charged $575 cleaning fee when the pictures they took show the place is near spotless. They have 1 pic of a roach on a wall. That’s it for their roach evidence. Do I have to pay this? My security deposit is $2300, and I’m past wanting that back. I simply don’t have $1300 to give them. I’ve lived in NINE rentals and have always cleaned the same and gotten almost my full security deposit back. The $575 cleaning fee is for the worlds tiniest smudges on a wall here and there. This is my first time ever having roaches. Do I have to pay them? Will they take me to court? Should I get a lawyer? Small claims court?
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2023.06.09 16:22 Turbulent-Term-5718 Question on taking 3g for the first time
Last week I took 2g of albino Avery and I loved it. I blended it with some limes and added honey, I know it should be lemons but I couldn’t find them anywhere (limes are much more common where I live). I got some visuals, some realizations but i think the best part for me is I got an overwhelming sense of being loved. I was in between laughing, happy crying and crying the whole evening and it was an amazing experience. I walked around my apartment and sat on my balcony to take in the city lights (it was dark by then). Whenever I closed my eyes I would see incredible patterns and shapes, such as the body of a snake continuously forming new scales and getting longer, it was super interesting tbh jaja. When my eyes weren’t closed I would get depth perception visuals and some melting visuals but not much else. I also looked at myself in the mirror for what felt like 30 minutes (I’m sure it was like 5 though lol). I also called 2 of my most trusted friends to tell them about my experience and to tell them how much I love them. I’ve had a pretty shitty year so it helped me a lot.
I still have 3-4G left in the bag and I’ve been told 3g is an even stronger experience in which you’ll get lots of answers and a wild experience. I was told though that with 3G you get even less control and that’s what I’m afraid of tbh. The worst thing id want to do would be to leave my apartment to wander around or call one of my exes or something lol. When I took 2g there were a few points in which I wanted to leave my apartment and explore since there’s a park in my apartment building, but I verbally spoke to myself that it was a bad idea, so I was able to keep myself in check. I was afraid of the same thing when I took 2g so this isn’t uncommon, and I’m someone that likes to stay in control of myself as to avoid embarrassment (maybe not being in control would be therapeutic, who knows jaja). One of my friends who’s pretty experienced suggested that I hide my phone and write a note on the door but id love to get the opinions of reddit as well.
Thanks so much for reading through all of this and I’m very thankful for any advice!
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2023.06.09 16:22 Mouthydraws What’s going on with this deer?
Bit of a strange post but figured this sub worked for it. This happened to my mother about an hour or two ago. She was taking one of our dogs out to the bathroom when this deer just comes walking out from the trees (this isn’t like a big forest either, it’s literally a few trees and some poison ivy, our neighbors house is right on the other side) and just kinda stands there. Our dog loses her mind so my mom scoops her up and runs inside. She figured she’d just wait until it left to go back outside and grab the dog poop that she’d left in the yard.
Except the deer didn’t leave. She sat and ate a bowl of cereal, watching it through the window, it just stood there. She did some cleaning, waited, nothing. She went back out into the doorway to the yard and watched it back, tried to yell at it, nothing. She took some pictures. It just kinda paced around outside, and our yard isn’t covered either it’s like right out in the open. At one point my father came downstairs and asked her to cut his hair, which they do outside, and at that point it had been like an hour so they just went back out to a farther corner of the yard. She used an electric razor while the deer stood and watched them.
She ended up texting animal control because this can’t be normal and it’s the second time we’ve seen this deer in our yard (we think). Last time it just kind of passed through, but it still took its time (just not to this extent). It hasn’t been violent, just strange. Anyone have any ideas?
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2023.06.09 16:20 boringhistoryfan Gradadmissions and the Reddit Blackout Protest.
By now many of you have probably heard a lot about The Open Letter about API Pricing
. Some of your favorite subreddits
may have signed up to protest. I'm sure many of you might be wondering what an API is. Subreddits like explainlikeimfive
have highlighted in an easy way to understand what API is
and why this is change is a problem
. AskHistorians have explained in detail why so many Mods are upset
and, frankly, disillusioned, in the wake of the Admin announcement.
To a lot of people, the API changes are not a big deal. To try and explain why we're joining up, I've gotten permission to use this post BestofRedditorUpdates
shared which helps communicate the issues at hand for us.
If you use the Official Apps and have no issue navigating it, that’s great. You may not have known that third party apps existed, or why people prefer them. If you’re wondering why people can’t just use the official app, we can acknowledge that for many users it is simply a personal preference. They’re used to it (some of us have been using them for years before there was ever an Official App) or they might simply prefer it because of the designs and features. If you’re interested in a visual representation of why so many prefer third party apps, please check this bestof
comment out for a side-by-side comparison.
For many mods, the mod tool support of these third parties largely makes our jobs much easier, which keeps the communities we all love safer. On a third party app, we can accomplish in two clicks what would take the Official App five. This efficiency means we can address more problems in the community in a more timely manner.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “If these apps are making a profit, Reddit deserves a cut!” we do agree. What most take issue with is that their API is being valued at 10-20x over what other similar services do, to the point where almost every app has released some kind
of statement that indicates these changes will kill their apps
. I could link to more statements like that, but you get the idea.
Before you ask “why can’t they just run ads to offset those costs”, Reddit has already decided this will not be an option for third party apps. One thing to be aware of as well is that even if
a third party app manages to survive July 1st through a subscription based model alone, those apps will not
have all the same content as the Official App. Namely, despite paying for the privilege of having a choice, NSFW content will be unavailable and invisible to those users.
If you’re thinking "well, I'm fine, I only use the mobile website via my chosen mobile browser" (chrome, mozilla, etc), you should be aware that Reddit has already been testing functions which eliminate mobile web browsing
, and there is no guarantee that your preferred method of using Reddit won’t be next.
Limiting user choice, charging exorbitant and predatory fees, and refusing to communicate, are all significant problems that the BoRU team takes issue with. However, the one we find most egregious is what this change will do to members of Reddit’s blind community.
How are blind Redditors impacted by this decision?
In short, Reddit’s Official Apps leave a lot to be desired at best, and are barely functional at worst. The app on iOS has incorrectly labeled controls, doesn’t always work with swipe, and not all functions can be accessed. For blind moderators, it can be difficult to impossible to find the moderation functions necessary to moderate, and customizing layouts to better suit their needs or make the app easier to navigate is similarly difficult to impossible. Third party apps have addressed
many of these types of issues because Reddit won’t, giving these underserved communities a voice that Reddit seems to have no problem taking away.
You might ask yourself how blind users navigated Reddit before there were apps, and the answer is that it didn’t always used to be this way
, but it has certainly always had accessibility issues.
In fact, discussions about accessibility
have been going on for months, if not years. Just a few months ago, Reddit received a free consultation
to make their mobile layout more accessible. Reddit did not follow up
privately or publicly until the protest’s momentum started to build
. Even after numerous, far more recent interactions with the Admin, there seems to be little progress or commitment concerning these issues. This type of interaction is exactly why we the BoRU mod team feel that Reddit is not making accessibility a priority.
Subreddits like blind
are vital for the visually impaired in various stages of blindness, providing not just a source of communal support, but insights, strategies, and resources to navigate their new and changing lives. In the wake of Reddit's changes, subreddits like blind
will be forced to go dark, leaving an already overlooked group without the invaluable support they both need and deserve.
These changes will also significantly impact volunteer run support subreddits such as transcribersofreddit
, which serve to allow visually impaired Redditors to read text images, and receive descriptions of visual content such as videos and images. These volunteers are indispensable to the blind community, because Reddit is the only social media website with no support for alternative text. As visually impaired Redditors are forced to use an app that is not designed with accessibility in mind, these communities will shrink, wither, and may cease to exist. (See this video
for more details on this subject).
For many of us, third party apps are a choice or a preference, but they are an absolute necessity for the visually impaired. The BoRU team is of the opinion that pricing these apps out of existence before their own app is WCAG compliant is nothing short of passive discrimination.
The mod team of BoRU, and many others, feel that July 1st is an unrealistic timeline to make all the changes necessary to make their App accessible. At this point, the only reasonable course of action is for Reddit to publish a public list of key results that they are committed to addressing, and guarantee that third party functionality will be left unchanged until they do.
Here at BoRU we take steps to try and ensure our content is accessible. We ask our contributors to provide image descriptions and to transcribe text images. Sometimes transcribing those text images can take significant time, especially when those images are numerous multi-image text exchanges. Our OPs have never complained when we make that request, even though it is not an official requirement. We find it inexcusable that Reddit cannot do the bare minimum to ensure their visually impaired users have a voice and community.
Frankly, disabled individuals are often expected to pay a premium for the same basic things everyone else uses and enjoys for free. Visually impaired Redditors deserve equal access
, and even if third party apps survive, they will not receive it. Those users will not have access to all of the content and features that the rest of Reddit will. Remember, NSFW content will be unavailable to regular users
on third party apps, and yes, disabled people like porn too!
So what does this mean for us? gradadmissions
is going to stand in solidarity with the other subreddits protesting reddit's actions on the issue of how they are handling their API changes. Fundamentally for us, the issue is their determination to make things harder for users struggling with disabilities; a protest being spearheaded by blind
and the fact that their actions make moderation even harder for many mods.
As a result, gradadmissions will be joining the blackout on June 12th for 48 hours.
The subreddit will be private on those days, with a message explaining why we have gone private.
This means that no one will be able to access any of our content until the blackout is over.
Pending further developments, after 48 hours we will reassess the situation but gradadmissions will reopen since we recognize that this is an important resource for many and remaining indefinitely blacked out as many other subreddits might choose to do so will negatively impact those who need help and assistance.
We recognize that there will be voices both for and against this decision. And its important that even disagreement is voiced and heard. I'll be leaving this announcement post open, though it will be moderated the same as any other post in terms of the discourse that is allowed.
If you want to take your own actions but are unsure how to get news on the evolving status of the protest, check out ModCoord
to stay updated with the latest!
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2023.06.09 16:20 Brentonam001 Finishing Words Of Radiance
This is concluding thoughts for both WoR and WoK so its going to be a long one.
That is so true, but when something gets popular, how does one balance expectations?
There she is. Jasnah is alive.
Initially I thought that Wit was in Warbreaker as the god kings wit. Then i couldnt find him. Then I thought i must just misremembering Way Of Kings with Warbreaker. Now I’ve found Ch 32, I get why.
10 comes up a lot. Pg 475 (Part II) “10 kingdoms, 10 orders, ten people” and i thought Mistborn had 10 powers as well. And isnt there planned to be 10 books? Is that 5 split into 2, or 10 split into 2?
Rereading the prologues and interludes, I still dont understand a word. I’ve completely forgotten them but catching up before Edgedancer
“The ten of them had decided upon it before the battle.” Kalak: “You’re broken too” Syl referred to the Stormfather as broken as well. Hmm Yeah Ten Hearlds. Opening of WoK. One missing. Forgot this entirely.
Moments that stuck out to me (Both Way Of Kings And Words Of Radiance) Kaladin changing tactics only to get everyone killed. When he finally miraculously saves everyone. The way the storm hanging was described. Just epic how he survived it. Hard to pull off wirhout just feeling convinient. I’m probably just listing the the ends of each Act, but I notice that although theres a lot of good character interactions in between, Brando Sando’s biggest strength is his anticipation. His books can be as long as they are because he spends a lot of time baiting, teasing, developing, and ENSURING that the payoffs really really payoff. So when those moments hit, I’ve spent chapters upon chapters that I’ll forget individually looking forward to them and then getting this memorable merge of “oh finally” and “OH thats what he meant!” Surprising yet inevitable, but memorable for how much my brain has built it up in my head and then been thrown off so positively that I really have to pay attention
Shallan honestly didnt grab me at first. Her arc was still fine, but I think her main conflict being ‘eventually steal a thing’ made it a slow burn and although they made it clear she was doing it because her family was poor, I don’t remember any chapters delving into just how bad it was. (Though apparently a lot of them blatantly did.) Book 2 was when they suddenly started revealing in droves a) how abusive it was, b) how Shallan finally resolved it, and c) that her father never actually did the initial thing he was accused of and so she blames herself for that abuse. As interesting as that was to unfold over time, for me that created a distance where until then I didnt fully invest in why she was doing it; she was trying to do something slightly dodgy for a slightly difficult externally Third Party sitauation and once she was out of the passive shadow (she was active in interacting with Jasnah, but being almost poisoned and having to steal the fabrial felt externally forced upon her) in book 2, it was like the story really started going “oh theres more to it, heres what shes Actually wrestling with” as well as “here’s what Shallan can be when she lets loose.” In a way, book 2 implies Veil is the real Shallan and I like the conflict between Shallan and Veil much more than I liked Shallan on the surface. Its not bad, more like, good to great. And yeah she was good when she was dealing with Jasnah, but she was great once she was more directly interacting with the main plot around her.
The moment where Sadeas betrays everyone, and Dalinar charges in or goes back or something that made Kaladin go “oh. I think he’s one of the good ones... alright, time to save a lighteyes I guess.” And Dalinar pays that back by rescuong everyone from Sadeas.
Its possibly also just that I didnt know what was going on and Way Of Kings hits you with a lot where as Words Of Radiance can hit the ground running with people I’m already familiar with, which is telling when I skim over Way Of Kings and cant remember a whole bunch of smaller details, or entire character chunks like the opening prologue, but its also probably that it was info overloard book 1 and book 2 i started taking notes. Either way, Words Of Radiance is my favourite by far, with Way Of Kings being just as good just more setup and confusion whereas by Words Of Radiance I was able to trust the stuff I liked in Way Of Kings to advance what I liked and update me on things I’d forgotten. (I.e. I’d forgotten that Sadeas Shardblade was the one Dalinar gave him, but the book recalls freeing the slaves and Adolin telling Dalinar to give the blade back and I went “oh yeah” so Way Of Kings I get a some great moments of surprise, but in Words Of Radiance, I get surprise development on those surprises, familiarity as I already know what theyre referring to, and I get to relive the initial book all at once, theres just more triple whammy in a sequel that is just as good. In a way I’m worried I’ve got a 1-2 punch where the third will be disappointing just because of the weird threequelitis problem. 1 is good, 2 is great, 3 is unreasonable expectations that can't be met (which the book ends in warning me against, ironically).
Over time they’ll naturally blend together and I’ll forget which was which, but some arcs:
Kaladin: Book 1, he thinks he is purposeless, but accepts that he has the power to save people and even some lighteyes are worth saving. Book 2, he thinks becoming a radiant is repulsive but eventually accepts that protecting everyone, even the people he hates, is the right thing to do and only becoming a radiant can achieve that. (Weirdly I cant see where Kaladins arc goes next, I assume something to do with someone dying and the radient powers not being enough, or Moash coming back and making things difficult, but Kalladin seems to have accepted his core potential and overcome his core wound so ... I dunno, unless Tien comes back to life or something I dunno what his next stage is.)
Shallan: Book 1, Shallan accepts... see I forget, I was a bit confused by it, she ended up in 2D world and it was very abstract and I didnt entirely understand it. I feel like I was just overwhelmed and it wasn't the books fault, I didnt know what to look for and I accidentally skim when I get close to the end. Book 2, she believes she is still the weak girl who lived in an abusive home, but starts to accept what she has done to escape it and what she is capable of when changing her image of herself (though she is yet to fully accept that image or integrate it so I figure thats where its going, she needs to either become Veil entirely, realize she was Veil all along, or realize Veil is a double edged sword and integrate the good while shedding the bad.)
Adolin ... He’s an interesting one. I really really REALLY thought Sadeas would be a big part of book 3, given its named after his blade, but Adolin very abruptly saw book 2's pages running out and put an end to it. So ... I mean, I figure this is exactly what Sando said in his lecture “In RomComs, They’re going to get together, you KNOW they’re going to get together, but they’re going in the wrong direction and oops the other person they’re with has now done something that makes it harder to root for.”
I’m massively paraphrasing but I watched it earlier today and he described the rom com thing verbatim how I see Shallan/Adolin and Kaladin playing out, where Shallan and Adolin work well enough but everything I know about Adolin and everything Sando’s telling us increasingly blatantly about how Kaladin and Shallan see each other, that at some point “Adolin = good enough” is going to break and “person I didnt consider before” is the inevitable direction secretly promised underneath. Adolin hated Sadeas to begin with, so the tradjectory of Dalinar saying he cant convince Adolin he needs to trust Sadeas, Sadeas betraying Dalinar and confirming Adolins worst impulses, Adolin being a womanizer but trying to reign it in for Shallan though Adolin himself insisting "it never lasts", its all there as little red flags and killing Sadeas (although justified in terms of character plot, I don’t blame him one bit, someone had to do it) is the final camel straw. SO illegal and unjustifiable that Adolin knew he had to hide it. So dark that he’ll likely start derailing and pushing Shallan away as a result. Works, meet spanner.
But interestingly it wont necessarily be the thing that breaks them, Secrecy shouldnt necessarily bother Shallan, she functions on lies. And the murder itself; Shallan killed both her parents, and Tyn, she’s actually the most likely to understand his situation. But the deception it will require, the damage it might do to Adolin internally in pulling that off, getting away with it or potentially being caught, and the complications when Kaladin finds out who did it, its more of a question of what will it take for Adolin to confess or go blaze of glory to never get caught, under what state and circumstance, and will Kaladin be towards Adolin how he was towards Moash when the king was threatened?
Theres a lot of factors to keep it unpredictable but Kaladin in Book 1 would have leapt to help Adolin kill Sadeas or Amaram, but how he defended the king, against his own friend, on pure 'golden rule morality' might indicate a refusal to let Adolin do anything of the sort – which will then drive a wedge between both of them and Shallan. Would Adolin try to kill Kaladin if he found out? Would Shallan side with Kaladin if Kaladin had to take Adolin down? What would Dalinar do? Adolins one rash choice is entirely in line with everything I assumed would go wrong with him, but the TIMING of it and the sudden impulse has really, I think, fundamentally sabotaged him in the process. It'll be a really hard thing to come back from.
Comparing him to Moash of all people, Moash at least had it planned out, honestly discussed it with Kaladin before hand, and even seemed regretful when he punched Kaladin “too hard.” Yeah it was out of revenge and he was ultimately willing to kill and betray Kaladin with his own blade – so in a way, Moash was as bad as Amaram, but Adolin was so mad at Sadeas betraying Dalinar, so mad at Sadeas for outsmarting him then dodging their duel, that he had no plan, no discussion, no consideration, just killed him in cold blood and instantly hid the evidence. Like I get Adolin wanting Sadeas dead, but he couldn’t even own it. He’s Moash without the regret (at least within that moment) and it was AFTER it was clear Kaladin was fundamentally against taking life of any kind, not before when Moash still thought it was 50/50.
Its not to say Adolin is corrupt as a person, but that in that moment he showed less restraint, more brutality, and more cowardice than Amaram, Sadeas or Moash, and that decision may begin a spiral that makes him Kaladins... no EVERYONE'S no.1 target, and arc wise to me it seems a narratively natural way to start distancing him from Shallan and Kaladin in a way that pushes them together.
Now, they narratively dont HAVE to get together although I personally feel the story started pushing that pretty blatantly while always having an air of denial about it down to Shall saying “Adolin didnt HAVE to be brilliant...or whatever Kaladin was. So there.” Like shes trying to prove something to us and defend a position Sando knew we would take, ironically protesting in a very wink wink nudge nudge way. But for me the question isnt “Will Shallan and Kaladin get together?” so much as IF thats the plan, then will they survive the journey and how will they develop from triangle to couple? Adolin killing Sadeas really seems to trigger exactly that journey, but for me its now a big question of What Becomes Of Adolin when its all said and done?
Especially if Adolin kept losing to Sadeas then to Szeth and then he watches two radiants go on without him together, he’s really at risk of being left behind and I dont know where he would draw the line Because Of His Choice To Kill Sadeas if he gets desperate enough to prevent that or catch up. Oh hell, even RENARIN is a radiant now, the weakest link, who sat doing nothing during their duel, now has more honour and power than him. Like Adolin is in the WORST narrative place anyone could be, I feel so bad for him. In DBZ terms, he’s kind of Yamcha. Loses the girl, once was a strong fighter but now gets constantly owned. Renarin is I guess Krillin in that sense (odd theres literally already a Tien in the story) but when you’re giving more power and screen time and skill to Krillin over Yamcha... yeesh.
Dalinar is an interesting one. All signs pointed to the king dying; Moash was going to assassinate him, Kaladin was officially out of options for the first time ever, everyone else was gone, and that comment from Sando about a war hero having to be king made me think Dalinar was garunteed kinglyhood just to end up going “oh no wait, im just a soldier, i dont know how to king” in the next book (maybe I misremember the context and he was referencing Game Of Thrones or something) so the king surviving, Sadeas NOT surviving, and Dalinar going “hey god, so... all the main characters got to be radiant. Even Renarin for storms sakes. I’m the leader here, I think I deserve to be one!” “Okay! But im not really god so good luck with that!" was not at all the ending I was expecting. Pretty much all the Kaladin / Moash / Shallan / Adolin feels right on course character wise, but the implications are very hard towards Has To Get Darker Before It Gets Lighter and Adolins one decision is like a house of cards for the rest of them. That blatant flip where they all actually won and then Sadeas just abruptly doesnt get to make any sort of comeback completely threw me. If not for how Oh God Adolin No! It felt, techincally everyone succeeded and nothing went wrong in that final battle. It was a complete victory if not for the slippery slope feeling about it. I was not at all predicting a complete victory, I figured the god would continue to be a threat and Sadeas would come back in a big way to sabotage them and the king would be the cost expense of surviving the rest of it. Like it would be bitter sweet if anything. And its far better for it; this way its like “theyre all radiants now... but at what cost?” For Adolin, he’s left out and now in hiding. For Dalinar, I figure him not being allowed a blade and the god not being a useful god thing is gonna... even the start of Way Of Kings mentions how its strange the parshendi are all acting the way they do. We dont fully understand the real threat, Dalinar still doesnt understand the vision and so I feel like the next dread is ... what did he really sign up to? Whats the cost of having such a storm deity who “wont come when callled” as a spren, especially when Dalinar humiliated Amaram, but he didnt suffer much consequence, and now Dalinar wont be able to defend himself.
Amaram ... dunno what he’s up to, but he was keen to find Urithiru and Dalinar stopped him so ... all I know is where I thought Sadeas was a key threat, I now think Amaram is.
Elhokar... He went from Kaladin wanting him dead to Kaladin defending him in front of Moash. While Drunk. Its weird cause I know they're fictional but also narratively... Elhokar better clean up his act and start being a good king or I may start feeling like Moash was in the right and Moash/Kaladin broke up for nothing. I know morally its more that Moash purely wanted revenge and Kaladin is saving life for life’s sake, so they're fundamentally at conflict no matter what Elhokar is doing, but if Elhokar turns around and imprisons kaladin again or starts being petty and making things difficult, it’ll be hard to respect him as a character: it'll rob his apology, his self-aware weakness, of any sincerity and render him useless and annoying, and useless annoying characters who actively ignore their own useless and annoying traits often create unfun contrived conflict “oh no, Elhokar was an idiot again, whatever shall we do?” "How about not write him that way". So yeah I hope something is paid off with Elhokar at least wanting to TRY being a more useful king.
Lopen developing radiant powers. Looking forward to that.
Rock, just keep being you buddy.
It's another example of how with Way Of Kings I was still taking everything in, so I didnt really keep track of the bridge crew beyond Moash cause I knew the name. But with Words Of Radiance, I was more familiar and so learned who the bridgecrew were a bit more this time around.
Rlain knows far more than he’s letting on. He knew what the song meant, he knows about the rhythms, he noticed a difference in whatshername. I feel like the Parshendi was being foreshadowed as completely innocent and something is controlling them and Rlain has gone from “i wont betray my people” to “well theyre already doomed then, please stop them even if it means murdering them” but really needs to share what he knows so that the Radiants dont just wipe them out assuming they’re all evil – which seems to be what Shallan currently thinks they should do.
God I cant stop thinking about Adolin stabbing Sadeas in the eye, that has really stuck with me. What a horrible thing that I was rooting for plot wise but horrified by as if it actually happened and I wish I hadnt seen it. The way Sanderson described it put a vivid image in my mind and I can't unsee that.
Can't wait to get to Oathbringer, but I'm on to Arcanum, slipped on reading (helps my sleep routine but sleep routine is also priority if i dont get time) and so I think the plan is to read but take a break posting in case theres not much to say, read up to the mistborn section, read Era 2 between arcanum, finish arcanum, and then read Oathbringer.
Also, how did Sanderson go from whatever he was on before, to 50% finished with stormlight 5. I need to write more. And what happened to his hair.
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2023.06.09 16:18 ObviousIndependent76 Light Reco
I have four Comer 1800s that have served well, but they have taken a beating in my travels. Looking for replacements that will do well on the road in checked bags.
Here’s what I need: -lightweight, small but durable -battery power (preferred) -remote control (preferred) -about $200 each max
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2023.06.09 16:15 MatchuPichu [USA-TX][H] PKMN SV Switch OLED, CIB GC/PS2 Games, Sonic Rush, DBZ Taiketsu [W] Switch, PS4, PS5 Games
The games I’m looking for should be CIB and 1:1 with price charting values. Pics are here: https://imgur.com/a/SzIAM8Y
- Nintendo Switch OLED PKMN SV Edition (SEALED)
- Mario Party 5 CIB
- Mario Power Tennis CIB
- Sonic Mega Collection CIB
- SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom CIB
- SpongeBob Lights Camera Pants CIB
- Dragon Quest VIII CIB
- Sonic Rush CIB
- DBZ Taiketsu (replacement case)
- Rayman Legends (Switch)
- Street Fighter II (Switch)
- Pokémon Shining Pearl (Switch)
- PKMN Let’s Go Eevee (Switch)
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch)
- Zelda Link’s Awakening (Switch)
- Super Mario 3D World (Switch)
- Pokémon Shield + Expansion (Switch)
- TOTK Switch Pro Controller
- Witcher 3 (PS5)
- Jedi Fallen Order (PS5)
- DMC 5 (PS5)
- Uncharted Legacy of Thieves (PS5)
- Persona 5 Royal (PS5)
- Ghost of Tsushima (PS5)
- Sifu (PS5)
- Dead Space (PS5)
- Jedi Survivor (PS5)
- Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (PS4)
- Bioshock Collection (PS4)
- DMC HD Collection (PS4)
- Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
- FFX/FFX-2 HD (PS4)
- FFXV Royal (PS4)
- MvC Infinite (PS4)
- Street Fighter 30th Anniversary (PS4)
- Crash Bandicoot 4 (PS4)
- MGSV Definitive (PS4)
- KH All in One (PS4)
- Jak X (PS4)
- SpongeBob Cosmic Shake (PS4)
- Ultimate MvC3 (PS4)
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2023.06.09 16:12 Mykeyclub [GB] JRIS65 R2 PCB Gasket Mount Customize Keyboard Group Buy Information- Only 3 Days Left! Review links Update
Thank you for your support and patience regarding JRIS65 R2. The GB has only 3 days left, and we have updated the review links. Please check the following GB information.
JRIS65 R2 Group Buy Information SKUs and pricing JRIS65 R2 GB Page GB Time
31st May to 12th June Estimated Delivery
Start packing and sending to vendors and Mykeyclub direct customers in August 2023 All component is compatible with the R1. Vendor List Please check the extracted GB info from the vendor you plan to order.
JRIS65 R2 Information
What are the differences between Jris65 R2 and R1?
We have received much feedback about the JRIS65 after they built it. Most of the customer love and enjoy the build and love our Jris65. And we also received some improved feedback or issues they were having. So we have improved the R2 according to the R1, please check the details below:
- The JST cable has been extended for a better build experience
- Upgraded the material and finish of the screws
- Added a 1.6mm Non-Flex Cut Black core Hotswap PCB.
- Upgrade a piece of Poron Case Foam to Non-Flex Cut.
- The plates have been upgraded to better support ISO compatibility.
- Added the case colors options: Lilac, Orange, Silver, Maroon, Navy Blue, Dark Green, Titanium Grey, Orange&Black, Dark Green&Black.
- Added the PVD Mirror Weight colors options: Blue, Purple, Gradient.
- New limited edition: Red and Black.
- Typing angle: 6°
- Front height: 21.3mm
- PCB GASKETS structure
- PCB with USB-C daughterboard
- Both PCB and plate adopt flex cut design
- PCB gasket jackets or socks (included as default)
- QMK/VIA Supported (Note: The BT PCB has its drive, so it doesn't support VIA/QMK)
- Support PCB stabilizers
What can you customize for JRIS65 R2? Case Options:
Highlight reoxidation finish for the chamfered in makes the overall front more three-dimensional and exquisite.
Weight Options: PCBs Options:
- 5 E-coat case： E-white, Milky White, Pink, Lilac, Orange
- 6 Anodized Case: Black, Silver, Maroon, Navy Blue, Dark Green, Titanium Grey
- 6 color combos case: Orange&Black, E-White&Black, Maroon&Black,Dark Green&Black, Navy Blue&Black, Titanium Grey&Black
- Wired Flex Cut Black core Hotswap PCB( 1.2mm, Multi Layout, support QMK and VIA )
- Wired Non-Flex Cut Black core Hotswap PCB(1.6mm, Multi Layout, support QMK and VIA )
- Wired Flex Cut Black core Solder PCB( 1.2mm, Multi Layout, support QMK and VIA )
- 5.2 Bluetooth Hotswap PCB,battery included ( 1.2mm, ANSI Layout, support LDN Software)
BT PCB is cooperating with Li Dana. LDN’s PCB is famous in China because his PCBs are stable and qualified and use friendly. It has its drive and software, which can edit the key mapping. Please check the software driver interface here.
- 8 devices can pair with at the same time, and it is easy to switch devices you want.
- The power switch is on the PCB, easy to turn BT function on/ off.
- The fastest response time is only 1.25ms
- Brass (Add-on only)/Black core FR4 (Add-on only)
We highly suggest building plateless with 5mm extra plate foam and solder PCB. The 5mm extra plate foam will bring a more soft typing feel, and the typing sound will be cleaner. But without the 5mm plate foam, it will also work fine, and the typing feel and sound are very different.
What's in package?
Gift(will not send make-up or replacements)
- 1x Full CNC Aluminum Case
- 1x Weight( Anodized Alu/ PVD Mirror)
- 1x PCB (Flex Cut Hotswap/ Non-Flex Cut Hotswap/ Soldered/ Bluetooth)
- 1x Plate (PC/ FR4/ Alu/POM)
- 1x Type-C Daughterboard
- 1x IXPE Foam
- 1x Poron Plate Foam
- 1x Flex Cut Poron Case Foam
- 1x Non-Flex Cut Poron Case Foam
- 1x Masking paper for PCB
- 1x JST Cable
- 10x gasket jackets
- 20x gasket socks
- 1 Set of PCB stabilizers O-ring
- 1 Set of Footpad
- 1x Silicone pad of battery compartment (We include this as default, so you don't need to consider choosing which PCB to be the default.)
- 1x Battery（Only for the Bluetooth version）
- 1x USB-Type C keyboard cable
- 1x Carrying Case
Please check the prototype photos below#
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2023.06.09 16:09 cauluym Just got sacked from work because of my anxiety
I work two jobs as a student, one of them is a customer service role. A month into the job, they don’t even let me finish my shift to tell me I’m sacked and they have a replacement for me. They said because it’s because I wasn’t bubbly enough with customers. In reality I think they all hated me because I kept to myself due to social anxiety. It’s understandable but pretty annoying it’s something I can’t control and they just think I’m a freak lol.
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2023.06.09 16:01 mintyfreshteadrinker Quick Tire swap question
Hunting down tire noise v wheel bearing issue. Tires on left visibly have heel to toe inner tread wear. Both on left side only - during the pandemic i failed to keep up with rotations etc - in process of also replacing shocks, tie rods etc….
Can i swap both tires on the left over to the right and vice versa to see if tire noise is moved? Short test drive - i know I can’t do this permanently - just for a conformation I’m not wasting money on new tIre’s (front wheel bearings are relatovely new).
It’s an AWD - tires are Michelin defender lax m/s
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2023.06.09 15:51 Late_Violinist6815 40yo rookie 6 months in..
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I got into hvac by happenstance over the winter. I had recently left working for tier 1 auto parts manufacturer doing tool inspection and gage repair for nearly 15 years. I have small children and working 6-7 days a week second and third shift just wasn’t working for me anymore. Well my rental house furnace blower was acting up and it had been replaced less than a year ago. I knew the guy who I had do the work before through a friend. So he sends out his apprentice to replace it and while I’m chatting with him he informs me that it was his last day and that he had just got his degree in logistics and was moving on. I called up his boss man and asked to take his spot. Citing some of my skills and capabilities in learning the trade. I started the next Monday and I’ve really enjoyed most of it so far. It’s just the two of us. Boss man is 10 years my junior and I think that dynamic of him having the skill, knowledge and eagerness to help and teach while also working hard as the young guy he is with the life experience and knowledge I bring seems to work really well for us when coming up with solutions to problems and overall just working together. He gets a lot of really good work. He’s in with the lake community so we’re on all the new builds and servicing all these rich people. We do some smaller commercial stuff. A few restaurants and gyms. Set a few roof tops and such. I feel like because it’s just the two of us I do get exposed to alot of different things. I feel like I’ve been wildly lucky most of the time with service calls because often it’s the first time I’m encountering the issue, but somehow I always figure it out. Its a good feeling when that unit fires up after not 100% knowing if your diagnosis was right. I do enjoy when a customer is fully expecting to have to replace their equipment and when you walk out 30 minutes later, everything is running and they are so happy to be paying that $400 they tip you $100. Anyhow got sent out to do 90% of an install on my own the other day. Did everything but braze and charge the system. (Just haven’t learned those yet) House didn’t have ac prior so new circuit and all. Anyhow I’m really liking the work. But unfortunately I’m often not getting 40 hours. I get extra for service calls which is nice and makes up the difference sometimes. But as of now I’m at $20/hr and no sort of benefits. I felt it acceptable when I started as I knew little. Like I said I have kids and a family to support and I’m needing more. I’d really hate to jump ship and go to another company. Has to be a dozen I could count off the top of my head. But I almost feel like by this time next year I could be leading installs with my own helper and potentially work it out to make some good money. I love the area we work in and our clientele are great. I meet some really awesome people on the lake and even had my son with me on a call after picking him up from school last week. The lady took him down to the lake and played with him while I diagnosed and replace a capacitor. It’s those kind of days that keep me here over looking elsewhere. So I’m trying to do my best to make myself valuable enough to ask for more. I really don’t know what the pay is like for my position anywhere else. But I’m feeling like $25 isn’t to much to ask for. Especially once I learn the refrigerant side of things. For reference I’m in Michigan servicing the Fenton/Grand Blanc area primarily. Just south of Flint. I guess just looking for a little advice. I’ve considered doing the hvac bootcamp class and get my epa cert. it’s like $1500 but I know some local companies hire guys and pay for that class for them. What would you guys do? Stick it out with the smaller guy and try to grow with or jump ship for more stability and benefits? submitted by Late_Violinist6815 to HVAC [link] [comments]
2023.06.09 15:26 Professional-Ad3941 Do you think multimeter is worth repairing.
So I needed to set the current limiting function on my boost converter for battery charging and I was using my multimeter in series to measure the current as I turned the potentiometer to increase current flow. It’s not an auto ranging you have to set it to the correct current range and I set it to 10 amps but I left the wire in the 200ma rated (250ma fused) port instead of the 10 amp fused port. I slowly increased the current and got up to 1.7 amps or so before the fuse blew. I was surprised that it even measured at all considering I had it set to the 10 amp range but the wire was in the port for the other range I am not sure why those circuits would even be connected. Anyway afterwards I used the correct port and the 10 amp circuit still works properly but obviously anything that runs through the smaller fuse like voltage measuring and resistance measuring don’t work anymore. I don’t have the appropriately sized fuse to replace the blown one with but I do have a 15 amp fuse that’ll fill the slot. I don’t work with ac or high voltage anyway the most I ever work with is 60 volts dc which is safe. Can give you a little shock but just a little uncomfortable not even painful and I’m going to be more careful in the future so I am not worried about losing the protection of the fuse by using a larger one. After replacing the fuse a 24v power supply measures 24.9 and I have tested this power supply before and it’s usually on the low side around 22.9 - 23.7 volts so 24.9 is definitely an inaccurate reading. The boost converter I was using is also very precisely set to output 58.5 volts and the multimeter is reading around 61. I think this is just caused by the higher current fuse having a lower resistance and therefore voltage drop. The multimeter should be calibrated to account for the voltage drop of the fuse it is designed for so a lower resistance fuse could cause higher than normal voltage readings. However the readings seem obsessively high meaning that if this is the issue the original fuse had a really high voltage drop. I just want to be sure though because I only paid $10 Canadian or about $7.49 usd for this multimeter and it may cost almost that much to replace the fuse. Obviously online order would only be a few cents each but locally they are rare for the exact size I need and they really overcharge for them. Do you guys think replacing the fuse is worth it or is the meter broken.
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2023.06.09 15:16 cmoran84 some good resume advice for teachers in transition
This is NOT my original content. Here's a link
, and here's the text I wanted to share today:
How to translate classroom-specific language on your resume
So the very first one that I see a lot is that teachers are commonly really using classroom specific language. Let’s talk about like IEP or flexible seatings and they just make the inference that a hiring manager is going to understand what an IEP actually means. What advice would you give for teachers to help them take classroom specific language off of their resume?
Kaylyn Blair: It is a hot topic to be sure, and also having come from a background in education and having left to go into other realms of the working world, it is so painful how much corporate hiring managers are unaware of what truly goes on in a classroom and everything that goes into teaching. So it’s our job to make them aware of that. And a lot of that just is using their language to communicate our skills and our strengths. So one convenient strategy is to replace, for example, students with stakeholders or clients to something that I know is featured in the course and that is talked about a lot. Instead of referring to a classroom full of students, maybe it’s a caseload of individuals. I also favor the word learners, that’s something that I use a lot. Because learners can be of all ages, they can be elementary learners, they can be adolescent, they can be adult learners, and that will help translate
the fact that you can teach anyone in any setting, which is the key to potential corporate training or working in another role where there are absolutely still training components and we’re just really bridging the gap between all the different settings and what you can train in with your teaching experience and making sure that the corporate individuals on the other side can really hear what you’re saying.
Daphne Gomez: Sometimes teachers feel like this is being dishonest. Even that word from student to client can be something that’s polarizing. I’ve seen too many LinkedIn opinion threads about this exact problem. For me, if a manager, a hiring manager, sees a resume and that is the word that turns them off, the fact that someone changed the word learner to stakeholder or student to stakeholder, student to client, or whatever small change happened, if that is something that a hiring manager said was a disqualifier, they really probably were not open to having a transitioning teacher in that environment anyway, and were just looking for something as an excuse. Do you feel like there are small tweaks that happen on resumes like that that are absolute red flags?
Kaylyn Blair: I find it hard to identify it as an absolute red flag. What would be more of a red flag to me truthfully is if the company decided to not interview a teacher just because of that language use on their resume, then that’s probably not a company you’d want to work for anyway. They’re not going to understand the experience that you’re bringing in. They’re not going to support you in your transition and help you grow going forward. The benefit of translating the language into something that a corporate individual can understand is that you’re doing the work for them, you’re doing all of the interpreting, you are ensuring that they understand where you’re coming from so that they don’t have to question it. They don’t have to wonder if you’ll be able to do the job at hands. They’ll know you’ll be able to because you will have already proved it to them. I think when it comes to resumes, of course teachers are well versed in the classroom. They are well trained to talk about different student specific components of teaching, of IEPs, of differentiated instruction, of all of these different components and you can speak to them well on a resume. So I see a lot of resumes that are incredibly well written for the field of education and it is challenging to get over the hump, to get past that limiting belief that that’s the only place in which you will thrive and just use the language of these job postings, use the language of the corporate world to your advantage. It’s strategic, it’s not being dishonest and if anything, I think that somebody in the corporate world who also values that level of strategy and thoughtfulness would appreciate that.
Daphne Gomez: Even the word IEP, we keep bringing it up, but that is something that you can translate into keeping track of documents, making sure that you’re doing benchmark’s quarterly progress on something that is also within compliance of state standards. That is not exactly how I would translate that, but a lot of times people say, “Oh, I had this many students with IEPs and they leave that on their resume like that.” A lot of people are not going to understand what that means and how much work that is or how it would translate into any other role. Even that term IEP, there are ways that you can chunk that out into talking about whether it was like a benchmark that you were keeping track of the progress that your student was having, whether it was something more focused on showing that you know how to keep things in compliance with certain state, like measures that you needed to have with your students. There are so many ways that you can translate that due to the experience or the actual job in front of you. But another thing that I see that teachers have a lot of trouble with is actually removing the not relative experience from their resume. For example, just leaving a ton of bullet points not relevant to the jobs that they’re applying to, talking about how they did classroom management or fourth grade students or what types of standards they taught when they’re looking for customer success positions outside of the education space in general.
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2023.06.09 15:16 FakeElectionMaker Leansque lore ranging from Iberian history to the country's most recent election.
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2022 Leansquean general election submitted by FakeElectionMaker to AlternateHistory [link] [comments]
LEP had ran a right-wing populist campaign centered on fighting corruption and reasserting Leansque's independence in regards to Brussels. On economics, the party promised to raise interest rates and control gas prices to lower inflation. They mostly avoided the Ukraine issue.
The Left Front overperformed expectations, winning eleven urban seats and replacing the Greens as Leansque's main left-wing third-party. Unlike the Green Party, the FI platform transcended climate change to promise the nationalization of major industries and promotion of workers' cooperatives as an alternative to the private sector.
Leansque supported the Angolan government with weapons, training and funding until 1974. That year, the newly elected Labour Party administration of Domingos Arcand imposed an arms embargo on the Roberto regime, weakening it even further after a series of defeats. On 9 April 1975, Holden Roberto fled Angola by plane, and the People's Republic was proclaimed by Agostinho Neto the following day.
Equipment used by both sides during the First Angolan Civil War, including aircraft of the Angolan Air Force.
Clockwise from top:
Ferrera III, BA M32, MB Jeep, Panhard AML, AMX-13, M113, M114, M2 mortar.
Mirage III, F-86 Sabre, A-1 Skyraider, C-47 Skytrain, T-6 Texan.
AK-47, PK machine gun, RPG-7, 9K32 Strela-2, PPS submachine gun, SPG-9 recoilless rifle
During the war, the MPLA was provided by the Soviet Union, Cuba and other Warsaw Pact states with modern equipment, while the Holden Roberto dictatorship relied on aid from the United States, Israel and (before 1974) Angola's former colonial power Leansque.
As the brutality of Roberto became more well-known internationally, support for Angola decreased, allowing the MPLA to win the civil war.
Royal dynasties of Leansque.
Actually, the tau cross was the symbol of the Peter Dynasty, but the coat maker I used did not have it.
Between 879 and 883, there was a Leansquean Civil War among four local noble families fighting for the throne. And between 1723 and 1725, there was a brief War of Leansquean Succession pairing Spain and France against Britain, the Netherlands and the HRE. Britain won the war, and they installed Frederick of Baden-Durlach on the throne as a compromise candidate.
The Iberian peninsula (excluding Leansque) has been ruled by Spain since the late 15th century.
The north of the southwestern part of the peninsula had been controlled by the Kingdom of Galicia, until it came under the control of the Catholic Monarchs.
The Algarve, on the other hand, was only retaken from the Moors in 1490, when the Grenadan forces there were decisively defeated.
Since the times of the Kingdom of Navarre, there has been a significant Basque population in southeastern Leansque, as shown in a previous post.
By 1850, Brazil had stabilized, with European immigration beginning to take off.
The Liberal Party oligarchy had replaced the failed colonial experiment with industrialization. Instead, they returned to commodity exports, mainly coffee. By the late 1850s, Brazil was the greatest producer and exporter of coffee in the world (replacing Liberia), and the commodity filled government coffers.
During that era, the Conservative and Liberal parties were de facto coalitions of statewide political groups and clubs, with little centralization. The Conservative Party machine was increasingly incorporated into the governing Liberals as that party collapsed, and by 1865, Brazil was a virtual one-party state.
In 1857, President Francisco Torres signed the Law of the Free Womb, freeing all slaves born after 1 January 1858. At the same time, a more functional immigration policy was implemented, causing an immigratory boom; by immigration numbers Brazil was the second largest country in the Americas (behind the United States). The immigrants were overwhelmingly German and Italian, with smaller numbers of Spanish and French ones.
During that period, Brazil defeated three regional caudillos during wars – Juan Manuel de Rosas of Argentina in 1852, and Francisco Solano Lopez of Paraguay during the late 1860s (the Paraguayan War is the biggest international conflict in Latin American history).
Even with this military victory, the status quo was increasingly questioned, due to electoral fraud, illiteracy and the political dominance of large landowners. The failure of the modernizing candidacy of war hero Louis de Lima e Silva angered the Brazilian Army, which took advantage of the political climate to carry out a military coup in 1870.
Presidency of Louis de Lima e Silva (1870-1881)
After seizing power, Lima e Silva announced Brazil would enter a new era, without slavery and focusing on the national interest instead of regional ones.
The new president soon deposed all governors and replaced them with local military officers. He also revoked the 1832 Constitution, reuniting enormous power for himself.
On 18 January 1871, Lima e Silva issued a decree freeing all slaves over 65. While it was meant to appease the growing abolitionist movement, the decree had little effect (given slaves' low life expectancy) and was widely mocked.
That same year, the President became popular among the poor by controlling the prices of products such as bread, potatoes and meat. A cult of personality emerged around Lima e Silva, and popular battalions were created to defend him.
On foreign policy, the new government sought close relations with both the United Kingdom and the United States; the foreign policy of the First Republic had leaned towards the latter since the 1840s. British investment in Brazil increased as large businesses invested in railways and banking.
In spite of those reforms, Lima e Silva's centralization of power upset many in the Brazilian elite, and during early 1872, there was a rebellion which was quickly supressed.
The revolt's failure emboldened the military dictatorship, which recieved a popularity boost. The President took advantage of this to increase the construction of railways in the poor and declining Northeast, and finally abolish slavery on 4 June 1874.
Throughout the late 1870s, Brazil prospered economically, with the emergence of the first push for women's rights; trams and streetlights began to appear in major cities. But Lima e Silva's dictatorship relied more on his charismatic authority than on rational-legal authority.
At the same time, as the dictator turned 80, a struggle for succession was opened. In 1877, the Generalissimo (a rank he had adopted in 1872) chose his right-hand man, General Deodoro da Fonseca, as his successor.
Throughout 1879, Lima e Silva's health gradually weakened, and he increasingly turned over government duties to Deodoro and his advisors. On 7 May 1880, the President of Brazil died, and was succeeded by Marshal (a rank he had been promoted to right before his predecessor's death) Deodoro da Fonseca.
2023.06.09 15:13 FragBro THIS is the remake I wanted...
Certainly! Here's a continuation of the generated "screenplay," staying more true to the events that unfold in the beginning of the first disc of FF7 while blending in Seinfeld humor:
INT. SECTOR 7 SLUMS - DAY
Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer traverse the dilapidated streets of the Sector 7 Slums in Midgar. They witness the harsh living conditions and the oppressive presence of the Shinra Electric Power Company.
JERRY (looking around) So, this is the glamorous underbelly of Midgar. You know, I always thought New York was tough, but this takes it to a whole new level.
GEORGE (SEPHIROTH) (nervously) Jerry, I can't handle this! I'm a neurotic, not a hero! What if I trip and stab myself with this sword?
ELAINE (TIFA) (trying to calm George) George, you're just overthinking it. Remember, you were always great at overthinking things.
KRAMER (BARRET) (excitedly) Hey, guys! Look at these materia orbs I found! They're like cosmic power-ups. I bet they'd sell like hotcakes in the real world!
JERRY (dryly) Oh, great, more mysterious glowing orbs. Just what I need in my life.
INT. AVALANCHE'S HIDEOUT - NIGHT
The group reaches the secret hideout of AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group fighting against Shinra's exploitation of the planet's resources.
BIGGS, WEDGE, and JESSIE, members of AVALANCHE, stare in disbelief at the sitcom personalities standing before them.
BIGGS (perplexed) Wait, you're telling me you guys are supposed to be the legendary SOLDIER members?
GEORGE (SEPHIROTH) (defensive) Hey, don't judge us by our appearances! We may not look the part, but we're here to save the planet... or something like that.
JERRY (sarcastically) Yeah, and we'll bring peace to the world with a really funny stand-up routine.
ELAINE (TIFA) (trying to keep everyone focused) Look, can we just focus on the mission? We need to take down the Mako Reactor and send a message to Shinra.
INT. REACTOR CORE - NIGHT
Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer, equipped with disguises, infiltrate the Mako Reactor.
JERRY (whispering) Okay, people, we need to stick together and not draw any attention. Remember, stealth is our middle name... or at least it should be.
They navigate the reactor, avoiding security patrols while exchanging witty banter.
KRAMER (BARRET) (whispering excitedly) Hey, Jerry! What if we replace all the Mako with coffee? Think of the potential!
JERRY (rolling his eyes) Oh, sure, Kramer, let's caffeinate the planet. That's a brilliant plan.
INT. REACTOR CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT
The group reaches the control room, ready to sabotage the Mako Reactor. Jerry spots a massive red button.
JERRY (excitedly) Look! They left us a big, shiny button! You know what they say, guys: "If there's a big button, you've got to press it!"
ELAINE (TIFA) (alarmed) Jerry, no! We can't just randomly press buttons!
But it's too late. Jerry slams his hand on the button, triggering a loud alarm throughout the reactor.
JERRY (defensively) Oops. My bad.
INT. REACTOR ESCAPE ROUTE - NIGHT
Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer flee the reactor, chased by Shinra guards. They engage in comically clumsy combat, mixing slapstick humor with moments of surprising heroism.
EXT. SECTOR 7 SLUMS - NIGHT
As they escape the reactor explosion, the group witnesses the devastation caused by their actions. They see the looming plate above, supported by Shinra, threatening to crush the slums beneath it.
JERRY (guiltily) Well, that escalated quickly. We just wanted to make a statement, not demolish the whole neighborhood!
GEORGE (SEPHIROTH) (disheartened) It's always my luck, Jerry. I try to save the world, and I end up destroying it instead.
ELAINE (TIFA) (optimistic) Come on, guys, let's not lose hope. We'll figure this out. We'll find a way to make things right.
The group, determined and slightly overwhelmed, stands united, ready to face the consequences of their impulsive actions.
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2023.06.09 15:00 AutoModerator Weekly Meta, Upcoming [NM] Raffles and Raffle Requests
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2-3 Scheduled Mains Per Day
4 Concurrent NMS
- We are back to 2 scheduled Mains per day with twice weekly Rare and Retired reserved spots as a third Main for those days.
- Currently, 4 concurrent NMs can be run at all times.
Friday Night Debauchery:
- Hidden side has been confirmed that it is retired. Retired pricing is allowed for these sets. As of right now, it's the only set on lego.com that has this exception. If there were others please let us know.
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- Rafflers cannot run a Mini and an NM on the same day.
- Insurance for the value of the set(s) are required on all raffles.
- PirateShip is the preferred vendor. If you are not using them to send you're going to have a bad time.
- ShipStation is not allowed due to the challenge of insurance claims.
- Packaging should be appropriate for the box size.
- Round up to the nearest inch on each dimension (42.5->43).
- Include 1 inch on top of each dimension (43+1->44).
- Quote using that size box.
- You must ship in the service you quote. If priority, send priority. If donkey speed is more your thing then when you quote it, use it.
- You can send the set in that size or larger box but the quote must match the size described.
- Any difference is paid for by the host.
- Factory sets that are shipped in their factory box can be measured per the box size.
- Escrow fee is 5%.
- Escrow fee has been changed for repeat escrows with sufficient flair to 7.5%.
- For raffles over $1,000 escrows have full control over their fee.
- Escrows are allowed to make exceptions to these fee's when determined by them but do not expect a lower fee.
- Escrows may request a 'failed fee' if discussed in advance for a set they determine has a high likelihood of failing.
1 - 20 completed raffles with feedback = Raffler
- $400 Max Per Raffle Limit / Mod Discretion
21 - 40 completed raffles with feedback = Veteran Raffler
- $750 Max Per Raffle Limit / Mod Discretion
41+ completed raffles with feedback = Trusted Raffler
- No Limit
100+ completed raffles from stats = Elite Raffler
- No Limit
250+ completed raffles from stats = Baller Raffler
- No Limit
500+ completed raffles from stats = Grinder Raffler
- No Limit
Approved Escrower = +Escrow
- Hosting alt accounts are not allowed under any circumstances. You cannot use an alt to bid on your raffle or another raffle with limits.
- Mods will accommodate 1 account change per person that must be pre-approved to transfer flair. We will not do a second without massive justification.
- If your account gets banned or you delete it prior to requesting a flair change you will have to re-earn your flair
The Upcoming Raffle Queue is in the sidebar. While looking at the subreddit on the mobile app, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner then click 'community info. The sidebar may also fail to show up when using the new Reddit redesign. If you are using it, replace www.
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Raffle Feedback Discord
Here is a list of current escrows. At this moment, are we not looking for additional escrows.
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2023.06.09 14:51 Wildbill2107 Circle of life
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Rip to my latest Corona orange tip. Broke it almost exactly a year to the day I got it. Also pictured was my favorite trenching shovel ever. Three handle replacements and the blade is just too thin for a fourth. Far left is my latest addition. When I break it I’ll be carrying it back to Lowe’s to try out their lifetime warranty. submitted by Wildbill2107 to Irrigation [link] [comments]
2023.06.09 14:48 Dili8opk Surprise! It’s Real Pussy Squirt!,Giselle Amore Kayla Kayden,Brazzers
Kayla Kaden is a hot prankster who loves shocking her male roommate by flashing her big tits in his face. This doesn’t really get him going, since he knows Kayla is also the type to steal his girlfriends right out form under him. Today his new girlfriend Giselle Amore is coming over, and he doesn’t want Kayla going anywhere near her. Kayla takes the hint and heads to the bedroom to play with a fake pussy. When Kayla realizes she left her VR goggles in the living room, she sneaks in to snag them and while she’s there, flashes Giselle behind her roomie’s back. Giselle takes the bait and heads to Kayla’s room for some fun. Giselle replaces Kayla’s fake pussy with her real one, and squirts all over her goggles. From there it’s a game of hide the girlfriend from the roommate, and Kayla scores another hot pussy to fuck."
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