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2020.09.21 11:34 Anxious-Custard6208(24f) dating someone with a kid, Why do I feel this way?
I feel jealous and sad at times. think it's somewhat normal for people in my position to be feeling this way but its not an emotion I like to admit having. My partner has a 3 year old child who lives with his mother. I do not have any kids me and my partner have been together for coming up 2 years now. My partner is a very gentle and sweet person and I truly love everything about them except where they are in their life. After some unfortunate life events my partner ended up having to move in with me and my parents and it all works out fine but I really wish we could afford to move out on our own. He has a job as a massage therapist and really just does not make that much money. He is currently looking for other jobs but in the meantime he is only taking home about $500 every bi-weekly paycheck as his job depends on the number of clients he gets. To make matters worse he drives 50+ miles every other day of the week hes not working to see his child and pick them up from daycare and babysit when the mom goes on dates etc. This inherently doesn't bother me in itself, and i truly try to be supportive of him seeing his kid often. it's just the amount of money he spends on gas a week is crazy when he makes barely enough to survive as it is. Sometimes he will even ask me for gas money to drive out there. which makes me kind of annoyed secretly because I feel like he should be asking his Ex for money to go pick up their child if he is going to ask any one. Not me. I wish there was a better way to do this. I had to force him to apply for food stamps because in our aea the cost of living is so high he couldn't even afford to pay for groceries and pay his bills. My partners last relationship they had a house and he was well off, it seems like he really had his life together then. He had a good job working at a medical clinic as a billing person but he hated it. He was severely depressed and hated working that field so he quit to become a massage therapist. I am kind of jealous hearing/ thinking of the life he used to have and sad that it can't be like that for us. I of course would never want my partner to be sad and hate his job everyday but i really wish we had that kind of stability. I rarely get to see his child since he goes to pick them up, and with covid he doesn't want to to go out places all together. unfortunately the situation has sort of turned into internal resentment on my part, anytime he talks about his child I feel sort of sick to my stomach like a bad food. Me and my partner hardly go out places together since covid and it really has taken its toll, when we do go out and do something he spends most of the time feeling guilty about not being able to take care of his child and be there enough, which really makes me sad and feel like he's not very present in our relationship. The child's mother is really well off and has a great job so they are fine financially on their end. The days he works and doesn't go to pick up his child, he will facetime them in the evening. (not that I really want to be) I know it's not my place to expect/want to be included in on that but I sometimes wonder if I would feel less bad about things if he just offered to let me say hi on a call once in a while? idk. maybe that's weird i'm not sure how all the whole "I have a child with another person" life works. It's a bit new to me. I just wish things were in a better place for us. Sometimes I think that I want to take a break but having him live with me and all makes that kind of difficult to fathom and i'm not sure that's what I really want because overall I am really happy with him as a partner. TL;DR My partner has a child who lives with his mother. I do not have any kids. Me and my partner have been together for coming up 2 years now. I truly love everything about my partner except where they are in their life. After unfortunate life events he ended up moving in with my parents. His last relationship they had a house and they were really well off, he really had his life together then. He had a good job but he hated it. He quit to become a massage therapist. I am kind of jealous hearing/ thinking of the life he used to have and sad that we don't have that kind of stability. He drives 50 miles every other day of the week hes not working to see his child/ pick them up from daycare. Which is a lot of money in gas he cant really afford ; Sometimes he will even ask me for gas money to drive out there. Which makes me kind of annoyed secretly because I feel like he should be asking his Ex for money to go pick up their child if he is going to ask any one. Not me. The child's mother is really well off and has a great job so they are fine financially on their end. I rarely get to see his child. The situation has sort of turned into internal resentment on my part, anytime he talks about his child I feel kind of sick to stomach. We hardly go out together since covid and when we do, he spends a lot of the time talking about feeling guilty not being able to take care of his child/missing them and not being there enough. which I can try to understand but it really makes me sad and feel that he's not present in our relationship. I'm not sure how this whole "I have a child with another person" life works. It's a bit new to me. I just wish things were in a better place for us. He just always seems sad about it all. Sometimes I think that I want to take a break but having him live with me and all makes that kind of difficult to fathom and i'm not sure that's what I really want because overall I am really happy with him as a partner
2020.09.21 11:32 bruinslackerConsidering buying a duplex property with my partner and two married friends
I am considering an unorthodox living situation with my partner and two of our close friends. We have found a house that has two units. It is legally one property with one dwelling unit due to zoning, but they are effectively two units. The current owners have been renting one long term and renting the second short term via Airbnb. My partner and I (to be married in 2021) are going to live in one unit. Two good friends of ours (married) are going to live in the other. We have already identified and cleared many hurdles to this process, but I worry there may be more. We have been pre-approved for a mortgage on which we are all co-borrowers. The mortgage will have to be a jumbo, which is frustrating because that requires 20% down. My partner and I can only afford 5%. The other couple can do the remaining 15%. To reflect this, they will start off with more equity. My partner and I will pay more of the monthly mortgage, which will allow us to equalize equity over time. We will compute the equity imbalance every month (with interest) and if we sell before the imbalance is paid off, we will adjust the proceeds from the sale accordingly. We will split taxes, insurance, utilities, and repairs evenly. I’ve created an enormous spreadsheet to compare the value of IRAs, bank accounts, and home equity over time in various scenarios. The spreadsheet calculates net worth every month. Based on this analysis and assuming we stay put for at least 3 years, splitting the duplex with our friends is slightly better than buying a condo and much better than renting. Plus the duplex is nicer than the condos we can afford and we would be excited to live next door to our best friends. The duplex offers us some financial flexibility to counter some of its inherent risk. We have planned for a fair number of unfortunate scenarios and found solutions we all like. If one of us loses a job we could keep our living arrangement and make the mortgage payments for a year. More likely we would squish into one unit and rent/Airbnb the other unit. The bigger unit is 4 bedrooms so this wouldn’t even be that hard. Just a bit annoying. In the current market the rent would cover more than half the mortgage + taxes + insurance. Airbnb would cover much more than half. I’ve hosted on Airbnb before so I’m well aware of the costs and benefits. We have an agreement to govern the likely scenario that one couple wants to move but the other doesn’t. For two years the couple that leaves is still responsible for paying their half of costs, and the are allowed to find renters or use Airbnb to do it. After two years the couple that left has a right to get their equity if they want it; the couple that stayed would have to buy them out or all of us would sell. Friends and family have offered advice on certain topics, some of which have been helpful but on some others I think they are mistaken. Some questions that still worry me:
If our friends pay more of the down payment than we do, do we need to declare it as a gift and pay gift tax? It will be over $15,000. In my mind it isn’t a gift, its a loan. They will be paid back, with interest.
Do they need to declare the interest we pay as income and pay income tax on it? It will be about $2000/year at the start but will decline every year.
Will we be able to get home owners insurance? We were told by a relative we could not get an insurance policy for all four of us. My partner and I would need to get one and our friends would need to get one. Both policies would be full price so we would be paying double for insurance. I have no idea why this would be true. The person who said it was so angry with us for considering this purchase that they ended the conversation before explaining.
Could this force us to pay capital gains tax? The first $500,000 in capital gains on a primary residence is not taxed (assuming married filing jointly). The capital gains on our half of the duplex will almost certainly not exceed $500,000 but if we stay for awhile (and are lucky) the capital gains on the entire property could. It seems to me the most logical way for us to declare this money would be for each couple to claim half and avoid capital gains tax. Will the IRS agree?
Is there any reason not to take title as 4 people who are all equal owners? Everyone asks how we are going to do that. This seems the simple and obvious answer. Why would we do it any other way?
Do we have to split the mortgage interest deduction and property tax deductions equally between both couples? Because the standard deduction is now so high, it would be much smarter to have one couple claim the standard deduction and the other couple claim all of the mortgage interest and property taxes paid. This maximizes our total deductions and one couple is in a higher tax bracket. Is it legal?
The irony is that I know several tax attorneys, but they are not convinced by our solutions to the non-tax hurdles so we can’t even discuss details of the tax hurdles. If I can convince them, or if they drop their opposition over time, I will have very qualified professionals to help me with the paperwork. But I need help within the next few days to decide if the tax hurdles are insurmountable. Thanks for any advice. I’ve tried to provide enough detail to answer my questions, but if more would help let me know.
2020.09.21 10:43 shin1441Double perspective on Anime (SPOILERS)
Hi I watched the anime on weekend with my girlfriend. Me - long time fan, that plays the game a lot on steam and like to mess with it as well on Switch. I finished the game from new character to New Game + like 4 times, and got three of those characters to level 200. All achievement on Steam, yada yada, you know. I like the game. My girlfriend - watched me play it few times and stated that she prefers other games. Knew nothing of the lore unless I explained it. Before watching Anime all she saw the trailer and had mixed thoughts of it. I said I liked the trailed, but dragon seemed to move weird and was a tad small compared to massive beast Grigori is in the game. Episode 1 - problems already started in here. While most characters were certainly quite likeable, we noticed that Ethan is kinda bland, empty. I thought that it's because they are giving him room to grow, to learn from his next experiences. Death of his family wasn't anything new, we got it spoiled in the trailer. Hannah got a nice model. What concerned us was quality of animation. I'm a long time gamer and my girlfriend is a graphic designer, so we've seen those frames drop whenever 3D was starting. And it was at episode 1. Episode 2 - we started it with a joke that dragon was kind enough to put Ethan into the house and tend to his wounds before leaving. Hannah was quite well animated, but it did bother me a lot that she is a Magic Archer - pawns can not obtain hybrid vocations in the game. I tried to explain it to my girlfriend, but she thought it was cool to give her some special powers. I also told my other half that cyclops was one of the first encounters in the game as well, but we both agreed on the size difference. In game cyclops is much smaller and usually has a pack of goblins running around it. One thing that did make me question it was Ethan and Hannah were standing in the house and allowing bad guys (nobles? Guards?) to take poor family's food, and only acted while bad guys left. It seemed unnatural to not even raise a voice and just stand there like a mannequin. Cyclops fight is pretty good, not gonna lie. Episode 3 - there is a universal hate towards this one and I agree with it. Stuff that didn't make sense went through the roof and is going sky high in this one. First rapy goblins, random boobs, girls throwing themselves at Ethan... We both questioned why Ethan didn't just refuse her advances, he lost his wife few days (weeks? We never learn how much time passed between episodes) ago, and he damn looks like he is grieving. Ending made us stop watching for the day, not like it was a lot to process, just made us sick to the bone with where narration went. It's like making world darker for no reason other than showing how bad humanity can be. Episode 4 - after last one we knew to not treat it seriously. We began with cracking jokes, expecting random boobs, etc. Hydra... looked cool. When it was still. When it moved, it seemed like PC it was made on, was going through some hard times, probably overheating left and right, cause it's 3D frames were dropping hard. As for the episode - we kinda didn't care about those people. Like, hey, bunch of junkies are living in the village, but they somehow survive through it. One of them gets blind, but it's a lesson to the kids to not do drugs and not allow your partner to do them. My girlfriend got worried for a second when Hannah "died", but I quickly explained that pawns can't truly die, and that we still have three episodes to go, so authors wouldn't kill best character. Hannah IS best character. Despite being a pawn, she shows compassion and sense of duty. She learns of humans and humanity, even though she is what humanity supposed to be. She is idealized a lot, as only non-corrupted character, probably being set up as true MC for the second season. Episode 5 - so in the preview we've seen some random people die by some unspoken-12-to-15-fps-evil. Our expectations were already low. Then we learned about episode name, being Greed. So... why would undead bishop care about money when he is in his pitiful state of undeath? It's motivation didn't make a lot of sense, but we explained him on our own using lore from other sources. I think it was in Witcher were undead were being driven by their true living desires and if they tragically died or were cursed, they turned into monsters matching to their sins. We were astonished by stupidity of soldiers that were trying to fight skeletons with swords. One of them did even say that they don't have hearts so piercing them is pointless. Next time you explore some old crypt or haunted cathedral, bring the hammers, guys. Fight was boring, boss barely did anything aside of lowering the animation quality. During the fight I even pulled out my Switch and showed my girlfriend how to fight this guy for real on BBI, with his pet undead dragon. Was much more engaging than whatever was happening on the screen. Hannah was idealized again by coming up with a "clever" distraction that helped win the fight. After fight thing that bothered me in episode 2 happened again. Hannah and Ethan stood there like mannequins and didn't even try to stop anything that happened. A passive observers that watched the "sins" of man. We are watching them to do things, not to just stand there and feel bad about others. Whatever. Preview of next episode left us with a heavy sigh. Episode 6 - lots of flashback in this one. Cool, but we should have known it from the beginning. I feel like if the first episode was longer with Ethan's story being included in it, anime would have way bigger impact. But no, it's second to last episode and since we forgot to give MC the backstory, it's the opportunity to do that. Anyway, before this one even started, I googled if Succubi are even a thing in Dragons Dogma, cause I couldn't remember any from the game. And yeah, apparently they are just stronger harpies. As for the episode, again Hannah is put on pedestal of humanity by her almost forceful care of Ethan. Other than that there was sex. Apparently can't have a show in current day without it. Episode 7 - before it I explained how different it is from the game. How MC did not see the duke, or "king", how the army that was supposed to watch for the dragon were just garrisoned troops in the first episode, how there was no pawn encampment... Was Hannah the only pawn in the show? Anyway, there was also no beloved, no choice. Only arisen versus dragon. Fight was pretty good actually. Until they went into the sky, because then we learned that Ethan is truly a Man of Steel, Rocky Balboa and online-Ur-Dragon in one, being able to sustain all that dragon did to him. The reveal wasn't anything surprising after what we've seen. I didn't like how they completely skipped over Senechal's existence. And why did dragon even fight if he wanted to die? Why didn't he land in the middle of Cassardis and shouted "Stab me!"? He could impale himself on like the top of the mountain, or land in the middle of the sea to be consumed by a Brine. Actually, was there even a Brine in this anime? Anyway once more we see Hannah being that ideal of humanity. The uncorrupted by the sins of man. Parting non-spoilery thoughts: We ended up both not liking it. She said the animation quality was giving her a headache, story barely made any sense and overall anime is not a thing to watch on sunday afternoon when you just want to chill. I agree with that. I stopped comparing it to the game and treat it as an else-world story with many, many issues. Maybe (if there will be) second season will be better?
2020.09.21 10:43 Anxious-Custard6208Dating someone with a kid, why do I feel jealous?
think it's somewhat normal for people in my position to be feeling this way but its not an emotion I like to admit having. My partner has a 3 year old child who lives with his mother. me and my partner have been together for coming up 2 years now. My partner is a very gentle and sweet person and I truly love everything about them except where they are in their life. After some unfortunate life events my partner ended up having to move in with me and my parents and it all works out fine but I really wish we could afford to move out on our own. He has a job as a massage therapist and really just does not make that much money. He is currently looking for other jobs but in the meantime he is only taking home about $500 every bi-weekly paycheck as his job depends on the number of clients he gets. To make matters worse he drives 50+ miles every other day of the week hes not working to see his child and pick them up from daycare and babysit when the mom goes on dates etc. This inherently doesn't bother me in itself, and i truly try to be supportive of him seeing his kid often. it's just the amount of money he spends on gas a week is crazy when he makes barely enough to survive as it is I wish there was a better way to do this. I had to force him to apply for food stamps because in our aea the cost of living is so high he couldn't even afford to pay for groceries and pay his bills. My partners last relationship they had a house and he was well off, it seems like he really had his life together then. He had a good job working at a medical clinic as a billing person but he hated it. He was severely depressed and hated working that field so he quit to become a massage therapist. I am kind of jealous hearing/ thinking of the life he used to have and sad that it can't be like that for us. I of course would never want my partner to be sad and hate his job everyday but i really wish we had that kind of stability. I rarely get to see his child since he goes to pick them up, and with covid he doesn't want to to go out places all together. unfortunately the situation has sort of turned into internal resentment on my part, anytime he talks about his child I feel a sickness in my stomach like a bad food. Me and my partner hardly go out places together or do any activities since covid and it really has taken its toll, when we do go out and do something he spends most of the time feeling guilty about not being able to take care of his child and be there enough, which really makes me sad and feel like he's not very present in our relationship. The days he works and doesn't go to pick up his child, he will facetime them in the evening for a few minutes and im not included in it. (not that I really want to be) I know it's not my place to expect/want to be included in on that but I sometimes wonder if I would feel less shitty about things if he just offered to let me say hi on a call if i'm there? idk. maybe that's weird i'm not sure how all the whole "I have a child with another person" life works. Its a bit new to me. I just wish things were in a better place for us. I get all weird feeling when I think about it much and then sometimes I think maybe we should take a break or I want to run away for awhile and think about things but I have nowhere to really go after all
2020.09.21 09:42 procrastinatadorI don't want to remember
I've been through a lot, and maybe one of the things I hated and wanted to drag myself out of- my addiction to cannabis- was a blessing in disguise. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's mainly a psychological addiction. It's a craving like no other craving I've ever expierienced. I won't get into a whole lot of specifics other than I've never lived in an environment where everyone I've lived with was good to me, and I've been abused by so many of the people I've been close to. I have never lived in a place where I felt wanted, or even welcome. I was abused by a doctor who tried to get me naked with no good reason (he could have asked questions to find out what he wanted to know), got mad at me for not getting naked, and broke HIPPA to tell my mom I was transgender to cover up his tracks because he knew she wouldn't believe me if she thought I was just angry about that and trying to get him into trouble. I was a minor and very scared of my parents, who would not have taken well to me trying to report this doctor, especially being that he gave them info they wanted to know. My abusive ex moved into my dorm room on my first day of college without giving me a choice. He also pushed me to smoke a ton of weed, among other drugs. By the end of the school year I realized that I had a huge problem. I couldn't function without weed and I constantly craved it. It dulled the pain of being around him and having a nasty past. If I didn't smoke i would sit in class just thinking about how bad I needed it, how good it would feel to just take that first puff, how amazing it would be to smoke a bowl and go pile up a ginormous salad in the dining hall afterwards. What's weird though, is that I actually seemed to focus a lot better in class when I was high. This is the first time in almost 2 years that I've been able to decide to stop smoking weed when I had the choice to. My partner(not the nasty guy) is proud of me, and I feel like I'm letting him down with my current realization- I don't want to be able to remember all these things that keep flooding back. I dont want my brain to work right. I just turned 21 and I've been drinking, but recognizing that I've been drinking a lot, and I've already made rules for myself about it, because seeing how hard it's been to quit smoking weed, I dont want to start drinking like that, but... I think in order to keep myself away from alcoholism and keep myself from the pain of living those memories over and over again and having them keep me up all night just isnt worth it. I need to smoke. I need to get high. I need to forget. Weed makes me hate myself a lot less. I enjoy my life more when I'm high. I'm not as anxious or depressed. I'm just so tired. Maybe I'm not in the right mindset. Who knows? I'll bring it up to my therapist next time i see her. She did tell me that it takes around 6 months of abstaining to start feeling good after an addiction. Maybe she's right, and I just need to relearn how to deal with the memories. Maybe I'm just really badly addicted. Before I smoked I had no trouble dealing with all the abuse I suffered emotionally. I had no issue powering through everything. I'm so tired now. I'm so so so tired. The weird thing is, when bad things happen to me now, theres no emotional reaction, no feelings attached other than guilt if my mom is trying to manipulate me, even though I know that's exactly what's happening. The really emotional things and the things that mess me up to think about are deep in my past. It takes me a long time to realize how traumatic something is and when it hits me it kills me and smoking puts a stop to it. I'm depressed and anxious to the point where I would be considered disabled if I had the motivation to go through and confirm that. I can't work. I can't remove myself from my horrible living situation. My parents have called the cops on me as an adult and somehow convinced them to make me take a ride in a squad car back home. Im trapped. Im being isolated. I haven't seen some of my closest friends in over a year and a half because my parents wont let me. Im 21 and I just cant do anything without the approval of my parents. The 2-3 horr screaming fest and ripping apart my room every time aren't worth it. They keep telling me they'll do anything to help yet they make it worse constantly. Why are they so strict? Because they think marijuana will kill me before I kill myself when they won't let me leave the house or have any money. In all reality, I'm not planning on killing myself but because of chronic illness as well as such severe mental illness I can't fathom any escape. For God's sake my parents are rich and will pay for the best lawyers to get a conservatorship over me before they let me leave, and even if I were to somehow get out of it, they would make my life hell in every way possible. Im so damn tired.
2020.09.21 09:03 D1meDDHow do I abide by no-contact and deal w horrible breakup
Sorry for the manifesto, I am a wreck. Here’s tldr TLDR I lost the love of my life. I don’t know if I can go on. I’m scared they think I’m a monster and my future is in jeopardy. All I ever cared about was their happiness and making a life together. I want to relapse on opiates. I want to quit school. I want to reach out to them so badly but I need to go no contact. I’m such a mess, and I want nothing more than to opt out of this world. I’ve already considered suicide if my life isn’t where I want it to be five years from now. I don’t know if I can wait. I just lost my best friend and life partner and girlfriend of 3 years and I’m completely beside myself. The one person I could depend on. The one person who meant anything. I was going to marry her. It wasn’t so much that it’s over but it’s the way that it ended. Out of the blue things go from great to horrible. She starts treating me very badly for no apparent reason. I ask if she wants to break up, she says she needs a break, I react emotionally because I felt like a break should be sort of a last resort after we try to work on some things, like the decision was made without me. I get emotional and she thought my response was bad enough that she was leaning toward ending things for good. It all made no sense to me, everything has been going great. I put my all into this girl, she is my entire world. She gives me the strength to do what I need to do everyday. Her smile makes me think I can do anything. Her smell makes any bad day better. She is my home. Sex is great, we are great, we have fun every day. No exceptions. We do everything as a team. I basically have no life outside of her because I don’t like my friends, I don’t like people. But she’s different. She’s my fucking baby. She means the world to me. I’d never do anything to hurt her. At first it was the way I reacted to the break, but then it turned into how she thinks I manipulated her because she was sexually inexperienced and I was a little kinky, and she was younger than me. For the first year we had a little bit of a power dynamic in the bedroom but eventually we stopped and went somewhat vanilla. She looked through old texts she had saved (because she loved them) of dirty talk, and in this heightened emotional state she claimed our relationship’s foundation was built on this disgusting filth. Back then, she had such a high libido, she was so enthusiastic and she loved it. She loved the aspect of me teaching her. We haven’t done any of that stuff in years, and now suddenly she has some epiphany that I abused or manipulated her all this time. I never once crossed any boundary or harmed her in any way, I never once pressured her into doing anything, I’ve never cheated on her or even yelled at her. I’ve never tried to control her or coerce her, I’ve never insulted her. I always had faith that as long as I treated her with unconditional love and compassion, attended to her wants and needs and desires, and satisfied her, things would be okay. And if things didn’t work out, we’d end amicably as best friends. I’ve tried to give her everything. Because our partnership was actually a partnership. Anything that is mine is hers. I’d help her with her homework, make sure she’s taken care of. Always make sure she’s comfortable and happy and never feels alone. Support her even if I disagree with something. Encourage her hobbies, buy her clothes and food and sometimes drive 120 miles just to spend time with her. I’ve never felt so lost and alone. Rejected. Tossed aside. And she’s probably telling people I abused her. I finally talked to her and she said she won’t name me, but I’m so scared. There was no abuse. Maybe I was too adventurous and established it too quickly, but there was no abuse. I feel like this could haunt me even years down the line. I saw her today and it was good. We talked and we cried and we hugged and we came to terms. We hung out one last time. She told me she loved me multiple times. I just want my best friend back. I don’t know why we couldn’t have tried to fix the problem, if there was one. I fear that the more removed we get from each other, the more she will believe that I abused and hurt and took advantage of her. If I did take advantage of her, she obviously feels that way now, then I’m sorry. I’m fucking sorry. But I never hurt her or made her do anything. And since then we’ve had the best years of our life, together. Now it’s gone, and I’m alone, and I don’t have the inclination to keep going. I’m scared for my future. I’m scared someone will accuse me of being some creepy abuser. I don’t have a malevolent bone in my body. In fact with women I can be a doormat sometimes. Im devastated that she will cast me aside like some piece of shit, who wasn’t even deserving of a break up in person. She did it over text and then turned off her phone when I tried to respond. How could she think I’m deserving of that after giving her all these years? It was so cruel. I know she was feeling horrible, but why be so cruel. They deleted me on Instagram. Not sure why. I always knew that even if we broke up, we would always be there for each other. We would always have this bond. I would always have my best friend in the world. How do I get out of this hell that I am in. How do I make myself eat, sleep, drink water, shower, go pee. How do I do my work? It’s piling up. I’m going to blow up my life yet again if I don’t solve this now. How do I not be suicidal? How do I not go back to opiates and other drugs? I’ve already lost everything and it’s only going to get worse, and I’m all alone. I need solutions. How do I stop myself from contacting them and making it worse? I can’t stop thinking about it. I have things I want to get off my chest to her, things not even related to this. Deeply personal things I should have confided to them years ago. So many things unsaid. I want to tell them one last time how beautiful they are. I want to be their best friend, because I am their best friend. They know that. They are family. I’ve lost something so precious. Obviously it wasn’t as precious to her, when it comes down to it. We could have tried something to make it work. We were literally just having a bad week. Her emotional instability created a lot of good or bad weeks for us. All this was was a bad week. Two weeks ago she said she had never been happier with us, never been more in love with me. I can’t understand this. I have to not talk to her for the next few weeks at least. I have to give her that space. Maybe she’ll come down from that space and realize this was a mistake. Even then, this is so traumatic, it will be hard to pick up the pieces. But i want to. I’ll put in the work. Or maybe she’ll realize she misses her best friend, and that we aren’t replaceable to each other. How do I even get through the next month without blowing up my life or myself?
2020.09.21 08:53 duck-duck-mooseMy (26f) partner (30m) has lost all motivation during this pandemic. I want to break up. Am I being too harsh?
Hello! I'll try to keep this short and sweet. Some important facts: - My partner and I have been together for just over a year and a half, living together for just over a year. We share a small one-bedroom apartment. - I finished school last year and started my career in a junior-level position. My firm is great and I have been lucky to steadily work through this pandemic. - My partner is high-risk and depends on me for healthcare; his industry is contract-based and he has been out of work since May. He gets EI from the government, but is still dipping into savings to pay off student loans/cover monthly expenses. From March until July, we were at home together in this little apartment and didn't socialize much with others since he is high-risk and we were worried about covid (I also lost family members early on to covid, so the fear is very real to us). We were getting a little stir crazy and regulations seemed to improve, so I started going back to the office part-time in August to give him some space (I also needed this as it was tough being at home all the time). His industry is at a standstill right now, and there are very little jobs available. He has applied to what is out there, but has had no luck... When he is not applying to jobs, he spends most of the day gaming and not doing much else. He hasn't thought of any back up plans either (switching industries, other sources of income, etc). I know he has things he wants to work on, little projects or fitness routines, but he is stuck in a slump. He cleans but still expects me to cook most meals for him despite me working full time and commuting back and forth to the office 3 days a week. I feel like I have tried to chat to him about all this, but end up being a total nag. I feel more like his mom than his partner and over the past few months (since April-ish) I have been thinking about breaking up with him, but I feel like I can't as he is depending on my healthcare + my financial contribution to afford rent. Him and I have talked about my unhappiness in the relationship (and subsequent guilt for feeling like this) a couple of times now. He acknowledges he is not very motivated in general and has continuously said he will try to do better. Overall he feels too anxious to start on any of these projects/goals he has in mind, and ends up not starting anything. I have said I will try to be more understanding during this time. So far, the situation has not changed. Please, does anyone have advice for moving forward? The whole situation makes me incredibly anxious and guilty. I have taken up jogging to try and clear my head, but am still struggling. My partner is very anxious as well. TLDR: High-risk partner is out of work and dependent on me, but has no motivation or plan. I feel more like his mom/roommate than his romantic partner and would like an out, but feel stuck. Advice?
2020.09.21 08:50 mediumbirbI love STEM but the entrance process is frustrating me to no end. Looking for some motivation and advice.
After joining an engineering uni for a semester last year, I had to leave due to mental health issues. I enjoyed my coursework greatly, but my seasonal affective depression really got to me, and I returned home after deciding to reapply the coming year. And then COVID hit. I was afraid of being infected and chose not to give the tests I'd signed up for. However, the precautions seem adequate for the test I have in two days so I'll attempt it, but I'm nowhere close to confident in my abilities to perform well and don't think I'll get in. Which means I'm stuck in limbo for another year. For some context, I'm from India, and the entrance tests are quite tough. While I'm okay with two gap years, and so is my family, I just want to start studying and be done with this phase of trying to get in. The last two years of high school and subsequently my gap year haven't helped with my test anxiety. Furthermore, I get scared even when practicing questions from physics and chemistry. I want to become a civil engineer and that's not something I'm willing to compromise on, though I could do without the entrances lol. Applying to unis abroad isn't an option because it's too expensive and I don't want to take on a loan. But I don't want to compromise on my mental health either, so are there any ways to make problem solving and practicing questions fun? I feel like the entire education industry in India has this morose outlook on studying and it sucks all the joy out of the process. Any tips/advice/ideas on how to make the next few months a little fun/bearable are welcome. I am taking online prep classes but I'd like to incorporate something into my personal study efforts to make it something I enjoy if not look forward to. Also, any advice on time management is welcome. I am very susceptible to procrastinating and it takes a toll when deadlines approach. I used to be able to wing things in high school but that no longer works. I'm turning 19 this year and the lack of accomplishment is really hitting me and I'm ready to change that. Tl;dr: I'm want to study engineering but indian entrance tests are the bane of my existence. Since there's no avoiding them, I need help in making the process fun and getting over my test anxiety in the process. Study buddies, accountability partners, general advice, apps, tools, etc. anything is helpful and I'm all ears, just share the things that make you enjoy studying. And thanks for sticking around till the end!
2020.09.21 08:33 TheWhisperedthingLearning that a parent is and has been toxic is hard...
In two weeks, I’ll be free. I never grew up thinking that my family was toxic - but the past two years have opened my eyes, especially being in therapy. I still love my mother, but living with her has been really...depressing. We don’t get into fights ever, but she’ll be in her room, screaming to my stepmom (her partner) about how she’s the only one that gives stuff up, how she’s working so hard and she gets nothing, no one appreciates her, she’s the only one that cleans, she’s the only one that cooks, that she might as well just move to a homeless shelter and how she just doesn’t care about anything anymore... On cleaning & cooking - she takes over everything. Especially cooking. I’ll ask a simple question and she’ll be like “I’ll show you” and take over. Or no one mentions dinner until later and she’ll offer to cook. Cleaning - she starts doing that often before she sits down to eat. Sometimes I’ll finish up the dishes - but she usually takes over that too or tells me not to worry about it. Other cleaning just doesn’t live up to her standards so she does it again anyway. I will say that I’m also incredibly unmotivated in this house and work 40+ hours at a group home where I do clean to DDD standards and often deal with vomit or human feces so you can imagine that when I come home at 10pm, I’m not much in the mood for cleaning. My B. Anyway, she’s never charged my sister and I rent. We both have jobs. I’m relatively well paid - my sister got a bunch of unemployment money and went back to work and now works 30-40 hours. I’ve offered in the past or asked her if she needs help, she’ll always say no or say that she’ll give it back for things like emergency vet bills and the like. I tell her she can keep it or I don’t care, but she usually does give it back. She says she hates asking me, but she’ll be complaining loudly about her car falling apart or this bill being doubled and stuff so sometimes I offer and she’s just like “oh I hate to ask you, but maybe...I’ll let you know.” And then other times she’ll go on whole rants and be like “I never asked you and your sister to pay rent...” but I never asked to live rent free??? I’d be fine paying something - but all we pay is cable and it took forever and a bunch of offering until finally she said we could. Problem is, it was 200. That’s really expensive to me so I kept mentioning we should look into other packages or things like that - maybe going cable free since we have Hulu, Netflix, and Disney +. She broke down and did end up changing the packages, but she got rid of the one channel she likes so we’ve been hearing all the time that she gives up so much and she’s going to cry and all that to save $60 dollars! I didn’t want her to give her channel, I was trying to help because I’m moving out in two weeks and I didn’t want my sister paying $200 a month when I don’t think it should be that high! Especially because everything she rants and raves about is finances because she doesn’t let anyone help until it’s too late and then she mooches off my dad, and because quite honestly, she’s awful with money. Of course some of it is my dog, who has chronic allergies and started having awful ear aches, my elderly cat’s medical problems with foods and everything, but again, she also impulsively buys items at times too and buys 3-4 cups of large Dunkin’ Donuts coffees a day and will often have fast food. 🤷♀️ I spend the weekends with my fiancé and I’m so much happier. Much more motivated, I’m held accountable, and I’m not guilted for anything. I have a lot of knee jerk reactions and defenses and excuses when he simply points something out, but I think I’ll outgrow that. I think I will get healthier. Whenever I hear yelling or ranting and complaining, I freeze and try to do anything to avoid conflict and I people please my way out of situations. I’m so thankful I don’t have to deal with that with my fiancé. He’s so understanding and kind - I feel like I can start to heal.
2020.09.21 08:30 TheWhisperedthingIn two weeks, I’ll be free.
I never grew up thinking that my family was toxic - but the past two years have opened my eyes, especially being in therapy. I still love my mother, but living with her has been really...depressing. We don’t get into fights ever, but she’ll be in her room, screaming to my stepmom (her partner) about how she’s the only one that gives stuff up, how she’s working so hard and she gets nothing, no one appreciates her, she’s the only one that cleans, she’s the only one that cooks, that she might as well just move to a homeless shelter and how she just doesn’t care about anything anymore... On cleaning & cooking - she takes over everything. Especially cooking. I’ll ask a simple question and she’ll be like “I’ll show you” and take over. Or no one mentions dinner until later and she’ll offer to cook. Cleaning - she starts doing that often before she sits down to eat. Sometimes I’ll finish up the dishes - but she usually takes over that too or tells me not to worry about it. Other cleaning just doesn’t live up to her standards so she does it again anyway. I will say that I’m also incredibly unmotivated in this house and work 40+ hours at a group home where I do clean to DDD standards and often deal with vomit or human feces so you can imagine that when I come home at 10pm, I’m not much in the mood for cleaning. My B. Anyway, she’s never charged my sister and I rent. We both have jobs. I’m relatively well paid - my sister got a bunch of unemployment money and went back to work and now works 30-40 hours. I’ve offered in the past or asked her if she needs help, she’ll always say no or say that she’ll give it back for things like emergency vet bills and the like. I tell her she can keep it or I don’t care, but she usually does give it back. She says she hates asking me, but she’ll be complaining loudly about her car falling apart or this bill being doubled and stuff so sometimes I offer and she’s just like “oh I hate to ask you, but maybe...I’ll let you know.” And then other times she’ll go on whole rants and be like “I never asked you and your sister to pay rent...” but I never asked to live rent free??? I’d be fine paying something - but all we pay is cable and it took forever and a bunch of offering until finally she said we could. Problem is, it was 200. That’s really expensive to me so I kept mentioning we should look into other packages or things like that - maybe going cable free since we have Hulu, Netflix, and Disney +. She broke down and did end up changing the packages, but she got rid of the one channel she likes so we’ve been hearing all the time that she gives up so much and she’s going to cry and all that to save $60 dollars! I didn’t want her to give her channel, I was trying to help because I’m moving out in two weeks and I didn’t want my sister paying $200 a month when I don’t think it should be that high! Especially because everything she rants and raves about is finances because she doesn’t let anyone help until it’s too late and then she mooches off my dad, and because quite honestly, she’s awful with money. Of course some of it is my dog, who has chronic allergies and started having awful ear aches, my elderly cat’s medical problems with foods and everything, but again, she also impulsively buys items at times too and buys 3-4 cups of large Dunkin’ Donuts coffees a day and will often have fast food. 🤷♀️ I spend the weekends with my fiancé and I’m so much happier. Much more motivated, I’m held accountable, and I’m not guilted for anything. I have a lot of knee jerk reactions and defenses and excuses when he simply points something out, but I think I’ll outgrow that. I think I will get healthier. Whenever I hear yelling or ranting and complaining, I freeze and try to do anything to avoid conflict and I people please my way out of situations. I’m so thankful I don’t have to deal with that with my fiancé. He’s so understanding and kind - I feel like I can start to heal.
2020.09.21 08:22 zenidar8UDMP seems slow in home environment
Sorry in advance for the long post... So I started using UniFi gear earlier this year, around March in my apartment. Before that, I had an Asus RT-AC86U that died, and had done some research and ended up buying a UDM Base. So I was unlucky and got one that kept dropping my LAN connection for wired devices. Long story short, I ended up getting a UDMP because it sounded like a more solid device, and I am in the process of buying a house so I wanted something that can scale from a small apartment to a bigger home. I have not moved yet. The UDMP has noticeable delays loading web pages, as well as some of my devices run into buffer issues while streaming. Often when I am watching YouTube, It'll drop from a 1080p stream on auto to 720, 480, etc. and this ins on a wired computer over a gigabit NIC. My partner's iPhone has the most issues with buffering and disconnects (Mobile Legends drops every time, but runs fine on Cellular). My Android phone seems ok. Our iPad seems ok. IoT devices work ok. Shield TV seems to work fine on WiFi. These latency/buffer issues were not present on the Asus router. I considered COVID and the amount of people working from home to maybe be a contributing factor, but I do periodic speed tests and my ping and speed are not bad (5-12ms ping on average, 900-1000 mbps down and 10-14mbps up). I am also getting a lot of DHCP Timeout/Failure reported (~25/day) and High WiFi retries (100+ anomalies per day) reported on the dashboard. For the amount of money I spent on this UniFi equipment, I feel it should perform on par or better than the Asus router I had before that cost a fraction of the price. I am no network expert, but I am not a complete noob. I don't have much in terms of advanced networking options configured so I'll try to provide as much info as I can in this initial post. I am kind of at the point where I feel like I must be missing something completely obvious, but have been looking at it too long and am just missing a setting somewhere. But also, the controller is kind of a mess with options all over the place. Literally on the edge of just giving up on UniFi and buying another consumer router. My Network Environment:
ISP - Wave Broadband Cable (1gbps down, 10mbps up (yeah garbage up but its a garbage ISP) I am using their Cable Modem. It is not an all-in-one router, just a simple modem with LAN out to be connected to your own router. (Modem brand: Hitron CODA-46)
UDMP (FW 1.8.0 / Controller: 5.14.23) I have tried newer beta FW and controller, but ran into more issues with it.
UAP-NanoHD (FW 188.8.131.5250)
19 Clients - 15 wireless, 4 Wired (includes2 Google home Minis, a few smart switches and bulbs, phones, smart watches etc on wifi)
UDMP Settings (Classic Menu)
Advanced Features: Off
Automatic Upgrades: Off
Auto-Optimize Network: Off
1 SSID for now. Plan to split off IoT once I move, but I want to fix the issues above before I start changing more settings.
Block LAN to WLAN Multicast: Off
Fast Roaming: Off
2.4GHz & 5GHz SSID: Combined
2.4GHz Radio: VHT20, Channel Auto, Power Auto (only IoT Devices) (98% Experience)
5GHz Radio: VHT80, Channel Auto, Power Auto (95% Experience)
UPNP: Enabled (Was disabled until a day or two ago, just trying to get the iPhone working properly on WiFi)
User Groups: Default
Tried connecting a computer directly to the cable modem. I am not running into latency issues.
Tried completely wiping the UDMP and reverting back to factory. Did not restore any settings, wanted a clean install. Only setup the SSID and password. Issues persisted.
Tried a combination of beta FW (1.8.1x) and Controller (6.x Not 20 because of the issues.) and 4.3.20 UAP "stable" FW.
I've tried turning on/off features one by one.
I've replaced my cabling
I've replaced NIC cards on wired devices
I also have a U6-IW and a US-8-60W switch that are currently not connected (bought for the house), but I tested and replicated the same issues mentioned above.
I've tried doing an RF scan and manually setting WiFi to less congested channels, no improvement.
I follow the UniFi forum/community and I've gotten some help, but often its just a bunch of disgruntled posts and its a nightmare to sift through for useful information. I find that the most helpful information is on here from awesome people like you.
2020.09.21 08:19 Ok-Cauliflower-5358I wanted actual love – I'm going to get it.
This is long and messy so just an fyi, I apologize as well. For preface my social naiveties made it hard for me to understand whats good and bad in relationships (I didn't even kiss someone till I was 19 or was really interested in relationships till my late teens.) And I've always had low standards and I ended up taking a lot of crap from previous partners because I never knew the importance of having standards or wanting specific qualities from another person. The last man I dated was the worst by far, he was extremely jealous and didn't like me talking to others even before we were even official. He told me how bad his ex was to him and it made me take feel bad for him so I think thats why I tried to understand and brush off his possessiveness. He'd make me feel bad for talking to people other than him and my family, he'd complain about how bad people were, that they did some thing bad to him, or that they were secretly trying to flirt with me and wanted to sleep with me, or how I wanted to break up with him and sleep with other people. I'm already gullible and nervous around others so it was like a nail in the coffin for me... It only intensified my fear of others more. I eventually wasn't talking to many people and whenever I did start to make a friend or interact with someone he'd start again with the same routine and I'd fall for it. (I'd like to mention I hate being touched by others, so his accusations were as stupid as they were untrue) When I wrote out and talked with a therapist about some of the things that have happened there were apparently many "red flags". I mean the first time we went out he technically raped me, I thought he was talking me out to stargaze since he'd brought it up while he was driving but I found out he wanted to hook up. And in the middle of it I finally to him to wait and that I didn't want to do anything unless it was serious, he was silent and continued anyways. I just dealt with it and that set up the theme of the relationship for years. Instances like that happened over multiple occasions and I didn't realized how unhappy I was because of it. I didn't really want to have "relations" as often as he did because I'm just not that kind of person. But I didn't think I should "deprive" him of what he needed out of a relationship and I figured it was necessary because I thought that I was the odd one for not wanting it as much as he did. The few times I tried to object he'd call me a little girl saying he wanted to date a real woman and tried breaking up with me twice because of it. He'd threaten to leave and end things over stupid shit like once he thought I fell asleep on him one night when he tried to visit me. Or being extremely passive aggressive or give me the silent treatment when he didn't get his way, was upset, or if I did something wrong. Essentially he wanted me to constantly beg or scramble for his approval and love to reinforce the idea that I did want to be with him, without any actual effort on his part to get me to want to stay around. He'd accuse me nonstop of wanting to sleep with others and actually had the audacity to cancel plans for valentines day a week beforehand and then claim that I wanted to sleep with others TWO DAYS before the holiday after I begged him for months for us to do something. We didn't even celebrate our anniversary or the previous vday. I had gotten free tickets to a park that was usually $200 for two tickets and when I exclaimed my excitement he said he didn't want to and that he had to be drunk to have fun... he was a general bitch about everything and wanted everything to go his way or he'd throw a fit. Other fun things that happened; he pulled a knife out on me (as a joke) twice, showed me a video of a human being chopped up (he said it was "apart of life"), another gross video that I don't even want to mention. Would never let me see his social media up until the last month we were together bc he had pictures of his "fantasy women" on there (not something your gf with an eating disorder + body dysmorphia wants to hear btw) etc. etc. I was so tired of walking on eggshells around him and forcing myself to conform to his standards of what a girlfriend should be. Obviously everything wasn't horrible all the time and he did have his moments but they were too far in between and weren't worth the negatives. I finally got the courage to leave him this year no contact and I'm glad I did. I hope he gets the help he needs so he can live a normal life and not treat anyone else like me so he can live his days peacefully. I'm getting therapy and working hard on improving myself because I don't want the same kind of baggage he brought to our table by not recovering and improving... I truly want to have a healthy long term relationship in the future and get married and have children. I'm using this as a motivation to stay strong and keep my head up, I get really lonely these days but it's because I'm so used to the highs and lows my last relationship would bring... I'm really looking forward to my future and I'm gonna work hard in therapy so I don't fall into the same messes I've gotten into and can hopefully have a happy long term relationship. I've always wanted that so I'm gonna make sure I put in all the effort I can to make it a reality. To anyone who is in, trying to get out of a bad relationship: PLEASE LEAVE. DON'T GO BACK AND DON'T REGRET IT. There is a person out there who would treat you 10000% times better and wouldn't THINK about doing any harm to you! Just because you're used to the abuse DOES NOT MEAN YOU NEED TO CONTINUE TO TAKE IT. IF YOU NEED A SIGN TO LEAVE THIS IS IT, THE RECOVERY AND THE SEPARATION IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT BUT IT'LL BE WORTH IT. To those who have gotten out: you're going to be okay and I wish you the best in your recovery and I hope you can make peace so your life can be as wonderful as possible. KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
Welcome honoured Guests to my Collection of Tips and Strategies for Faptitans, that I learned along the Way of playing this Game and reading on our Reddit FapTitanPlayers Forum. I am still fairly new to this Game myself so not all Tips & Strategies might be correct and maybe we could together create a helpful Guide for new Players or even Players who played for a while but still don’t know about certain things that could help them improve their Gameplay Experience. If you like to add something or correct something that is wrong, feel free to participate in this creation of this Guide. I will divide this Guide in different Posts, to discuss about each topic if needed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you like this Game and consider to play this game for a while it is indeed recommended to get at least to VIP5 as soon as possible. This way your Charisma, Strength, Intelligence and Luck increases will have a 100% success Rate, which turns out insanely strong as you play for a longer period of time. A second Bonus would be the option to buy the “Balancer” in the Shop, with the Diamonds you acquired earlier. Which will give a guaranteed chance of getting the Red Hexagon Jewels you need to upgrade your Guild Buildings and Trophies, starting from Bosses at Level 100 in the Main Game. Third Bonus will be the early ability to get at least one extra Mine Worker with your Diamonds, which will turn out to be really worth the investment. (You could get Bonuses 2 and 3 without spending Money through the Daily Quests which will give you 3 Diamonds after completion.) Not to mention the fourth Bonus, you will have a second “Cheater List”, where your Account could be put on by the Anti-Cheat-System of Faptitans – which behaviour is quite….strange sometimes – that deems your Account is suspicious and will put you on such a List without Warning and can in the worst case scenario end in an Account Ban if the Anti-Cheat-Systems deems you suspicious three times in a row. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Cheater List” and Account Ban
Like I said before in the VIP5 section, this Game runs an Anti-Cheat-System which behaviour is quite strange sometimes. If the Systems deems your Account to be suspicious you will be moved to a new Ranking List in the Daily Tournament – mostly referred to as “Cheater List”. But you are not automatically branded as a Cheater because of this. This will happen without a Warning. Most of the time you will not even notice this. You can recognize a “Cheater List” by looking at the Daily Tournament Ranking. There are mostly only about 40-50 Players in it, instead of the “normal” 100 Player. Free to Play Player (Short F2P.) only have one “Cheater List” they can be put on. VIP-Players have two Lists they can be put on in consecutive order. If you deemed suspicious a third time (or second Time for Free to Play Players.) in a row, your Account will get banned. You can then try to contact the support to let them unban your Account, but this can take a while, while they investigate your Account. So better not come in such a situation to begin with. After a while of not being suspicious your Account will be put back on a normal Ranking List with 100 Players, where you will start with two new chances (or one for Free to Play Players.) to be put on a “Cheater List” again, if the System deems you suspicious again, before your Account gets banned. It’s highly recommended to get at least VIP5 to lower your chances to get banned and you will get nice bonuses along with it. VIP1 would be enough to get the second “Cheater List”, but don’t come with the other Bonuses VIP5 offers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In this Game exists a great Number of Heroines and it’s not easy to tell from the start which one you should try to get. Most of them you actually will need to buy for Money, but some are available through Events.
Waitu Lekka (Increases your Gold multiplier from Dark Tower Relics. Increases with the Number of your reborns until the Next Dark Tower Event starts.)
Zettai Bowcon (Increases your Damage Multiplier x16)
Kon Mikazuki (Increases your Damage Multiplier x30)
Bloody Lady (Increases your Gold x8)
Nekoto Hiroka (Increases your Damage per Click by 10% of your Damage per Second.)
Kuro Kubomi (Increases your Damage per Click by 10% of your Damage per Second.)
Foxy (Increases your Damage per Click by 10% of your Damage per Second.)
Hokora Joda (20% Chance to increase your Damage per Click x10)
Chio and Noriko (20% Chance to increase your Damage per Click x10)
Yashida Hiroe (20% Chance to increase your Damage per Click x10)
Sharky (12% Chance to increase your Damage per Click x10)
Ichigo Tamano (Reduces the Heroine hire cost and Level up cost of Heroines by 15%.)
Hata Saji (Reduces the Heroine hire cost and Level up cost of Heroines by 15%.)
Fujii Haru (Reduces the Heroine hire cost and Level up cost of Heroines by 15%.)
Sawano Yusuke (Reduces the Heroine hire cost and Level up cost of Heroines by 30%.)
Takata Arei (Reduces the Monsters per Stage by -5.)
Yetina Ogrika (Swift Hand Skill lasts +10 Seconds)
All this Heroines have something special, that is worth considering to acquire. Not particularly in this order, but at least the first four Heroines are considered to be the best Heroines in the Game by most Players. It is worth to mention that there exists a Bug, that has problems with the Hero Cost modifier Heroines Skill. When the cost reduction reaches -100% a bug will occur and set the cost back to 20%. To avoid this, you should only acquire cost reduction Skills to get up to 99% cost reduction. (You can gain 25% cost reduction through a Trophy.) When you buy a Hero you normally will skip the next Hero in Line due to a Bug. But you don’t need to worry, you will get the offer again at a later time. (Except for Zettai Bowcon.) A complete List of the Heroines, their Abilities the origin where you can get them or in which order they are offered to you, you can find in our Wikipedia. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This Heroine needs a separate Section, because of the once in a Lifetime chance you have to get her. You will get this Heroine offered quite early in the Game when you reach Stage 10 of the Main Game and the offer will last for 3 Days. This Heroine will never be offered again to you, so it’s mandatory to clearly say how great she is. As a new Player you would normally not know if this Hero is good or bad and asking for 50$ after 5 Minutes of Gameplay is really more a turn-off. Sure, you have a 3 Day offer and can gain the knowledge you need to know about this Game and this Heroine or better all Heroines that you need to compare her to, to recognize how good she is, but it’s probably not something a new Player is about to do. When she gets offered to you, really consider buying her – it’s your only chance. Still she is not mandatory, but you can’t change your mind and buy her later after the offer is gone. At least not the “legal” way. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Over the course of the Game you will get multiple Super Heroines (SH in short.) from Events and Chests. Starting out low in Number but your Family will quickly grow. These Super Heroines come in 4 different Rarities. Common, Uncommon, Rare and Epic. This Rarity does not mean they are harder to get – most of the time you will have the option to get one of each rarity grade at Faction Wars for Example – but the rarity Grade decides the potential Power of the Super Heroine. A seconds Factor for the Power of the Super Heroine Skills are the Stars she has accumulated so far. Beginning at
1 Star with 10 Pieces overall
2 Stars with 40 Pieces overall
3 Stars with 100 Pieces overall
4 Stars with 220 Pieces overall
5 Stars with 400 Pieces overall
There exists a hidden Red Star Bonus you can add to each Super Heroine to make her even stronger, but requires you to get two corresponding Super Heroines both up to 5 Stars and additional 150 Pieces each and will cost you 15 Diamonds per Super Heroine you want to make a Red Star Super Heroine. It is recommended to start with the Epic ones, because they will get the greatest bonuses off all rarity Grades. When you level up your Super Heroines with Essence, the Bonuses they give will rise. Depending on the rarity of the Heroine the Bonus will be bigger. The strongest Bonus you will get from Epic Super Heroines. You will start out slowly generating Essence and gaining them as Rewards from Events but you can actively do increase the amount you will get with each time you are awarded those from Events. It is recommended to focus your Essence on an Epic Hero with a “Damage per Second” Skill (Short DPS.) and try to get this as high as possible. Your Essence awards amount you get from Events is based on your highest Super Heroine Skill you have. After a while you will get so much Essence, that it will be no problem anymore to level other Super Heroines. But still try to get your “Main” Skill even higher to increase the Rewards amount further. Another way to farm Essence is to stick to a Boss Level, starting with Level 100 in the Main Game and kill this Boss over and over again. This way you will farm Essence and the Red Hexagon Jewels you need to upgrade your Clan Buildings and Trophies at the same Time. (You will get more Red Hexagon Jewels when you buy the “Balancer” in the Shop for Diamonds – which is highly recommended.) A complete List of the Super Heroines, their Skills and their corresponding Super Heroine Partnes, you can find in our Wikipedia. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Over the course of the Game you will get a fairly good amount of random Promotions from the Daily Tournament or Events, which will boost the Strength of your Heroines. Each of these Promotions increase the Damage of your Heroine by +50%. This can stack up infinite times and helps you reaching higher Stages in the Main Game, but it helps also with reaching higher Levels in the Dark Tower Event. At the same Time these Promotions increase the Power of your Heroine in Faction Wars, Clan Wars and Sexpedition. The more Promotion a Heroine has, the stronger she will be. Starting out weak and becoming insanely strong. So naturally you want to get as many Promotions as possible and you could even tend to buy them with Diamonds. Either with the Hero Promotion Wheel from the Shop which gives 3 random Promotions to your Heroines (Each Heroine can only promoted once with each Spin of the Wheel.) or doing so with direct Promotions you can buy in the Heroine Character Sheet. Which way you like to spend your Diamonds is up to you, just let me inform you about the Prices. The Hero Promotion Wheel costs you 45 Diamonds for 3 random Promotions and will give you 900 Rating Points for the Daily Tournament. Promoting a Hero directly costs you 30 Diamonds and will give her 1 Promotion and you gain additionally 200 Rating Points for the Daily Tournament. It is not recommended to Promote one Heroine way above the others. This can cause more Harm than it will help you. In Sexpedition for example your Enemies Health is based on the Strength of your highest Promoted Heroine. In Faction and Clan Wars the Strength of the NPC Troops is based on the Strength of the Hero with the most Promotions that participate – doesn’t have to be yours. In both cases this can cause Heroines to be too weak to actually do enough Damage to matter anymore. It is recommended to get eight Heroines – one of each Class – to a high Number of Promotions. Preferably close enough to each other in Number of Promotions. This way you will have multiple strong Heroines in each Event. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Damage Spike Levels
Beginning with Hero Level 200 and every 25 Levels thereafter, Heroes will gain a significantly Damage Boost. Example Hero: Omura Gina (With 37 Promotions)
With Level 3325 she does 2.51qD4 Damage.
With Level 3335 she does 2.51qD4 Damage.
With Level 3349 she does 2,52qD4 Damage.
With Level 3350 she does 10.1qD4 Damage.
With Level 3374 she does 10.2qD4 Damage.
With Level 3375 she does 40.7qD4 Damage.
With Level 3399 she does 41qD4 Damage.
With Level 3400 she does 164qD4 Damage.
With Level 3424 she does 165qD4 Damage.
With Level 3425 she does 661qD4 Damage.
As you can see, the Damage Bonus between these Spikes are neglectable and you get more Damage for your Gold if you Level a different Heroine, which actually would reach the next Damage Spike Level. So, try to stay within these Level Thresholds. Level 200 / Level 225 / Level 250 / Level 275 / Level 300 / and so forth… ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Right time to join Events
In these Game exists various Events and usually one will be active at a time. When one Event ends, then next will start. You can participate in each Event as you like but for some Events it’s recommended to join at a later time – for example the second Day of the Event. This way you have higher chances of getting set on an easier Ranking Lists, with fewer Human opponents. To “join” has different meanings in each Event and works for each Event differently. In Dark Tower event it is recommended to join on the second Day. You join at the moment you fight your first Monster in Stage 1. You can do the Quests of the Event without joining as long as you don’t need to fight the Monsters inside the Tower. In Sexpedition you can play as you like, but you join the Event when you get your first ranking Points. So, you should not collect the Rewards from Sexpedition or buy Super Heroine Packs before you actually want to join the Event. The Event Quests refresh after 24 Hours. So best Point would probably be short before the Quests refresh to not miss out Ranking Points. In Fapopoly you should play as soon and much as you can, as this is the most rewarding Event at the Moment. You can do the Quests without joining the Event. Just collect Dice Rolls through the Quests until u are ready to join. After you rolled your first Dice you joined the Event. Here it’s advised to join on the second or third day. In Wheel of Fortune the most recommendation is just to not participate at all. But if you want to join the Rankings you should probably wait till the second or even the third day before achieving 25 Spins on the Wheel, which will let you join the Event. For Faction Wars it’s harder to say when is the right time to join, because the Window to join is only 6 Hours long, if you want to participate in all rounds. And your Group you will get has different – partly – unknown Factors like VIP Level of participants. Joining in the middle should be okay after all but your final ranking is here not so much dependent on your Time you joined, but more for unknown Factors and “Double Contribution” Participants. In the Clan Wars it’s probably the best to join early so you don’t miss a round, but you should communicate the Tactic with your Clan about the location and time of placing your Troops. The Magic Box Event has no competition, so you could normally just participate in it at will. Right now, at the moment this Event is connected with the Dark Tower Event, so to get the Items you need to participate here, you need to join there. You will get Items for this Event also from some Dark Tower Quests. Keep in Mind when you choose a time to participate in Dark Tower, that you will have enough Time for your Magic Box Event, should the Developers change the option to turn in the Rewards after the Dark Tower Event ends. To read more in Detail about the various Events in this Game, please visit our Wikipedia. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Warehouse and Mine
There are various Guild Building in this Game and at the start you won’t have much Mithril to upgrade them. So, a recommendation is to start with the Warehouse and the Mine. The Warehouse is used to store your Mithril and limits your Mithril capacity at the same time. If your Warehouse is full, your Mine stops working, henceforth you will miss out on Mithril. Something you don’t want to happen. So, depending on how active you play you should upgrade your Warehouse to a point where you have enough capacity for your Mithril until you come back to the Game. Another recommendation is to keep your Mithril until the Daily Quests start a new, – if you already finished them – because there could come Quests which tasks you to build a certain amount of Guild Buildings and/or Trophies. Worst Case would be, that you don’t have enough Mithril to complete these Quests until the next Daily Quests reset. You won’t get the 3 free Diamonds, which are worth gathering. The Mine on the other Hand gives you a steady supply of Mithril. This is the most important Guild Building you have. Try to get the two first Mine Workers as soon as possible and upgrade your Mine alongside it. Your Mithril Awards from Events is based on your Mine Level. You will get more Mithril when you have a strong Mine. If you can afford it, try to get the additional two Mine Workers for Diamonds. The 3 Diamonds from the Daily Quests can be enough but will take some time to gather, but they are worth it, trust me. First level up your Mine, then your Warehouse to the Point where it has the capacity you need to don’t lose Mithril when you are away from the Game. You can level Trophies if you want, but it’s probably better to wait for Daily Quests that demands it. When you reach a point where you think your Mine and Warehouse is strong enough, begin levelling your Trophies. But you should never neglect your Mine upgrades for long, because the Cost of the Upgrades will rise over time and you will need more Mithril again. A good Event to gather Mithril is the Magic Box Event, that runs alongside the Dark Tower Event at the moment. To read more about the various Trophies and which are more worth to upgrade, please visit our Wikipedia. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are a few things in this Game that are really recomended to get if you can.
The two additional Mine Workers, who will increase your Mithril income another 25%.
Skill upgrades for Swift Hand, Gold Miner or Blessing, which will truly help you.
The Balancer from the Shop, will give you a 100% Chance for the Red Hexagon Jewels from Bosses at Level 100 and above., that you need to upgrade your Guild Buildings and Trophies.
Preferably Epic red Star Super Heroines.
But you will also want to have Diamonds for the Dark Tower Event to clear some Quests. The best time to spend Diamonds is when you need to clear one of those "Spend X Diamonds" Quests. It won't be long where you want more Diamonds at a faster rate. Be careful about this. Yes, you can buy things in this Game but it's not mandatory. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hopefully you enjoyed this lecture and there are not to much wrong statements inside. So please give me a feedback about this and feel free to participate as well. Together we should be able to write a nice Guide for new Players. Greeting :)
2020.09.21 06:05 walkinginthesky10128 M. Jobless. Graduated. Depressed. Traumatised. Lonely. Soon to be homeless, maybe.
I am 28 years old, turning 29 this year. I graduated university last year, with a humanities degree (politics, foreign language), originally with an intention into pursuing a career in the legal field. However, my GPA isn’t that great, and the prohibitive costs, rules out law school. I was planning on getting into paralegal, but again, the thought of paying for more education is not something I find feasible at the moment. In the meanwhile, I was working part-time at a café, where I had been working part-time anyway during my time as a student. A personal situation made me depressed, and it caused health issues for a good eight months, during which I was working part-time, and visiting doctors. I had my first sexual encounter, and it was traumatising, and I suffered a health issue as a result, but I mostly recovered by late April, which happened to be when COVID put my country in lockdown. I have about CAD$25,000 in student loans debt, which, thankfully, the banks don’t consider to be a problem for my credit score, which is right now good. Other than that, I have no other debt. I am unemployed now due to COVID (eligible for aid due to my work hours accumulated over 5 years), and still feeling depressed about my life. Family issues at the moment, I am living with my family, and I have to move again soon, and I don’t even know where I’m going to live. My father has a toxic attitude, and none of my family members like him (my siblings are all grown professionals with their own lives, children). I didn’t make much connections at university, and I have few close friends. I’m not active on social media, I only have Facebook which was for school purposes. I have a couple thousand dollars in my bank account. I still haven’t received my driver’s license, in high school my parents wouldn’t support me on it, and in university my depression and coping with my programs made a driver’s license a low priority. Even before all of this started, I was in severe depression, I ended up leaving university twice, once after my first year, and again after my second year. My family situation is terrible, and parental support was minimal at best. I had to fight tooth and nail just to even finish my degree. I gradually got better, was not depressed by my third and fourth year, but I did still experience momentary bouts of depression (loneliness, no social life, work, studying, family issues), but they usually went away. I would pick myself up, and make myself feel better by thinking of a better life. I am just looking at my life, and I am wondering what my future will be. I feel so hopeless. I am single as well, and gay. The thought of being able to find a partner just makes me even more depressed. I never hooked up at university because I was focused on simply finishing. Being gay is not something I talk about often, mainly because I am more interested on other subjects, but still, at night, I do think about whether I should go out and find someone. Of course, I am not very social, introverted, and again, reclusive from social media. I’m generally considered average, and I look 8 years younger than my actual age. Although, honestly, I think I look ugly as hell, but everyone else are nice and say that I’m cute (although I’m not sure if they’re lying or not). I did have a few good-looking guys who seemed interested on me, but again, I avoided hooking up in university. I am very confused with this whole adult relationship thing, I don’t even know where to start, and the mixed signals are confusing as hell. I have a porn addiction as a result, and I've been trying to cut it out of my life. Ever since I graduated, and finally healed from the physical trauma (the mental trauma is still somewhat there), I've just been procrastinating too. My closest friend is supportive, and tells me that I need to go out and seek opportunities, she doesn't like seeing me this way, and she tries to help me with opportunities. I am thankful for her with all my heart, and for her to welcome me into her lovely family. I feel like she doesn't understand why I am behaving like this, because she tells me that I am better than this. I just feel burnt out. I just want to be normal, honestly.
2020.09.21 05:46 btlkhs[OWL WATCH] Waiting for "IOTA TIME" 21-24;
Disclaimer: This is my editing for the last 1-2 weeks, so there could be some misunderstandings and exaggerations, especially because many of these convos are from 'spec channel', so please don't take it 100% fact-wise. I share this summary to help survive this patient game and spread good spirits of IOTA. Charlie [IF]어제 오전 8:26 I think chrysalis will bring a nice pamp people will see how well the protocol works through a nice new wallet we'll have a suite of libraries for people to build with new exchanges maybe not to the same extent as coordicide but it'll increase our market rank significantly, imo 📷 Mark Schmidt [IF]어제 오전 8:49 As soon as the majority of tokens are bought for actual use, we can speak of proper valuations. Until then we will have speculation based valuation. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 📷 HusQy In IOTA you don't even have sheets. You just talk to each other and whenever you see a conflict you ask a few other people in the room if they saw the conflict in the same order as you. 📷 Jelle Millenaar [IF]어제 오후 8:10 IOTA Identity does the same using standards. That's always the difference between IOTA and others**. We are not a specific DLT that does one thing, we are a platform that can do it all (Well most of it).** 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오전 5:53 as I said earlier I think its an interesting idea to increase trust in payments that need fast confirmations butif you don't have finality then it definitely doesn't work I just say that it doesn't work without a concept of finality and that's usually the hard part in distributed consensus 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오전 6:09 andif you have a permissioned group of coordinators then you can just run hashgraph and an open and permissionless system is hard because you usually never reach true finality but only probabilistic finality 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오전 6:46 I am pretty sure that any consensus always involves voting and the quest for the best consensus is the quest for the best voting schemebut maybe I am wrong 📷 toothless어제 오후 7:18 The current goshimmer peering protocol mixes peer ID with salt to determine an ordering to select 8 peers for 2 hours.Anyway. Maybe you are not familiar with that system. 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오후 7:18 I designed that system 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오후 7:20 that's how multiverse works - every message is a statement by the issuing node which conflict it likes and the subtangle with the most approvers wins that works but that's consensus 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오후 7:23 finality requires consensus consensus always requires voting I just think that I have a pretty deep understanding of what is necessary for consensus. I have researched this for years now 📷 Hans Moog [IF]어제 오후 8:01 the trilemma by definition only applies to blockchain The trilemma is bullshit.The more decentralized the network is the more secure is it because you have more redundancy and its harder to corrupt a sufficient amount of validators. And since the answer to scalability is sharding, more validators also means easier sharding and therefore better scalability. 📷 Wilfried Pimenta de Miranda • 3rd+ Distributed Ledger Technologies (#DLT) /#blockchainand#AIare recognized by the EU commission as "foundational technologies that will underpin the future of digital transformation across the whole economy". Excited to follow the 400-500M EUR European Investment Fund being set up aimed at boosting DLT & AI startups across Europe. steven vanpeltout of network math 23m ahthe parasite chain attack. like in any pow, pos system. for now coordinator prevents this in the current network. iota coordicide has manaFpc for fast finality to prevent this. we will see mana working in a few weeks, 📷 ricardosnow오늘 오후 8:36 Dom from 1 to 10 how much are you pumped for the Q3/Q4? 📷 dom오늘 오후 9:18 10 ofc 📷 Wynt오늘 오후 9:25 what's your favorite task then? 📷 dom오늘 오후 9:27 Organisation / strategy work 📷 Wynt오늘 오후 9:28 ah good good📷regarding the entire IF or more focussed on a specific project? 📷 dom오늘 오후 9:41 IF and some specific projects 📷 Yann오늘 오후 4:43 https://facemrook.github.io/hot-take-mana-specs Buffy’s IOTA Facts Hot take: Mana specs: I have questions Mana is Coordicide’s main sybil protection mechanism, 15+ months in the making. The specs that were just released create more questions than answers. 📷 Billy Sanders [IF]오늘 오후 4:51 Does anyone know what specification they[buffy] are actually referring to?We haven't made any of the specifications public 📷 Navin Ramachandran [IF]오늘 오후 4:52 I presume it is this. https://github.com/iotaledgegoshimmeblob/docs/mana/docs/001-mana_proposal.md 📷 Billy Sanders [IF]오늘 오후 4:53 Ah I see Wellone reason for the complications is we want a study on goshimmer which mana calculation method is better, method 1 or method 2 He raises a lot of good points that we have addressed internally But the document above probably doesn't communicate 📷 Billy Sanders [IF]오늘 오후 5:12 We have specs for most of the protocol, and we hope to make them public in a few months 📷 Sissors오늘 오후 5:17 why a few months? You want to have them finalized before revealing them? 📷 Hans Moog [IF]오늘 오후 6:34 Writing specs that are concise enough to leave no open questions takes time and people are pretty busy + things are also still being optimized. While you implement and design data structures, you suddenly realize that some things can be solved in a much more efficient way than initially envisioned. We are for example thinking about increasing the number of other messages a message can reference as the tip selection has become orders of magnitude more efficient.This solves the last "problematic" attack vector of blowballs where an attacker tries to inflate the number of available tips.This change also massively decreases things like confirmation times. We are also getting rid of the nested value tangle and replace it with the "approval reset switch" that we discussed a few days ago so we only have 1 tangle in a single layer that contains everything. This will not only lead to a better perception of things like confirmation confidence as even data messages are contributing to the approval of value transfers but it also makes a lot of algorithms much simplerthat would otherwise have to take the separation of the layers into account.If we would have tried to spec the state before these optimizations then this would have essentially been a lot of wasted time. The same goes for mana - while we implement the first version of it we expect a few interesting insights not only into how it behaves but how it can be optimized regarding its implementation.Once we feel confident that aspects are more or less final we will write concise specs butfor now, the focus is on optimizations and learning from the real-world implementation.****(수정됨) 📷 toothless오늘 오후 6:38 Hans I reverse engineered your autopeering protocol. I would just like to say. It's beautiful. It works well Boot 500 connected nodes in minutes At first, I did not like the UDP layer but now it makes total sense. Genius system 📷 Hans Moog [IF]오늘 오후 6:48 There are internal specs for pretty much everything and of course, you need them to implement stuff but internal specs and public specs are two different things as internal specs sometimes also name a few different "options" how to do things whereas public specs are usually very concise and leave very little room for discussions.****(수정됨) 📷 Hans Moog [IF]오늘 오후 6:50 It's just different scopes - just look at the little mana document that we have in goshimmer. Everybody who internally works on goshimmer knows that "access mana" controls the influence on rate control and your throughput in the network while "consensus mana" controls the influence in voting 📷 Hans Moog [IF]오늘 오후 6:53 It's two different aspects that are not necessarily related and the fact that we have 2 mana vectors totally confused cpt.WTF to a degree where he felt like he needs to write another article where he again tells everybody that he doesn't understand shit Ideally, public specs wouldn't leave these kinds of questions open so people don't get confused 📷 dom오늘 오전 3:56 yeh the highest priority right now is really Chrysalis and delivering that on the mainnet. for the testnet October is what we're aiming for with that, we can then already speak with exchanges about integrations etc. 📷 ThomasQv오늘 오전 3:59 Is there something else going on behind the scenes that we will bee seeing this year?Kind of feel it will be all hands on deck this year for chrysalis so not much other news will be expected 📷 dom오늘 오전 4:00 more product announcements by us / partners will also come ayewe'll get there. Let's not get distracted by the defi craze.... 📷 ThomasQv오늘 오전 4:02 Haha no it's just a bit sad to see us getting pushed aside time after time by other projects. But hopefully, these new products and partners are able to push us back in the game 📷 dom오늘 오전 4:04 sure it sucks and can get you frustrated.But fundamentally nothing has changed about our value proposition, delivery and focus. So while the market is high on defi atm and every other coin is announcing their own form of DeFi, we can't lose focus like that and diverge from the roadmap we defined 📷 dom오늘 오전 4:07 one thing that has been proven is thatyou can really not acquire a sustainable ecosystem and adoption in this space. So it is much better to really stay focused to deliver on the largest and most important upgrade of the IOTA protocol yet, and then with that accelerate adoption and more use cases. Everyone is super excited about it (partners + team + community) and what it will enable for our future. 📷 ThomasQv오늘 오전 4:08 I think we can all agree that if everything goes as planned iota will be pretty big in the future 📷 dom오늘 오전 4:09 we'll get there 📷 ThomasQv오늘 오전 4:15 Can't argue that when dom and the rest of the IF joins these talks and talk about how everything is going well and what's to come the sentiment change at the second. It helps a lot on the community 📷 dom오늘 오전 4:15 if I answer that question I get hanged because of pre-announcing and unnecessarily hyping lol 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:25 It’s painful but I know it will be rewarding for all of us so📷 📷 ThomasQv오늘 오전 4:36 Dan, are u waiting for chrysalis before u call tell us more? 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:36 100% Blogchain at the ready 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:37 Seriously though, EDDSA can’t come soon enough 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:37**** Y’all in spec will see it coming but nobody else will I guess that’s a good thing📷 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:39 All I’m promising is that we had some serious blockers in North America, and those are no longer here. Maybe one day over some discord chat/coffee/drink hour I’ll go over the whole story. 📷 Hapa오늘 오전 4:39 If iota does not hit $5 next month, 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:39 Next month damn that’s close [luckily enough], I think by end of year is a real possibility 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:41 What I mean is that North America was really hard to get into We got a serious legal approval by the Crypto Ratings Council 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:42 And we’ve gotten some other regulatory approvals - but the market here generally didn’t like us cause we weren’t willing to do all the pay to play stuff 📷 Hyperware오늘 오전 4:42 So glad that things are smoother now though 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:42 Yeh 100% 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:42 It just took like, a year to get a lay of the landscape and diagnose how to solve it Blockers were first step Phase 2 is next step 📷 Dan S [IF]오늘 오전 4:49 Yes this is required before though [SCs and color coins are just soo slept on in terms of impact] u/Hyperware 100% 📷 Charlie [IF]오늘 오후 9:31 Meanwhile, we are concentrating on things like Streams, Access, Identity to enable actual use cases in the real world 📷 Charlie [IF]오늘 오후 9:36 u/SWISHWe will just have to grind our way back up the rankings. I think it’ll happen quite organically. 📷 Charlie [IF]오늘 오후 9:38 SCs will are super important yeah. But the use cases afforded through streams/identity/access will also build the ecosystem out We do plan to expedite SC development 📷 simon오늘 오후 9:46 u/SWISHI think actually it's the opposite.Streams, Identity etc. are stuff that need to be standardized for the ecosystem to grow. 📷 Charlie [IF]오늘 오후 9:47 Yeah each of them will be a standardized protocol ----------------------------------------------------------- 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 3:52 u/shonuffWe have been in dialog with some of the big titans of S Korea before, but it was too early for them and too early for IOTA's tech However, there are contact points there. After Chrysalis v2 things will hopefully start rolling 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 3:55 u/ThomasQvIt's very hard to give broad estimates, but there's certainly a lot of European and American companies that are eagerly awaiting Chrysalis v2, but whether that happens before or after Christmas is hard to say. These cycles within companies are hard to predict 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 3:58 Chrysalis v2 is definitely a catalyst, it will make listing of IOTA as basic as most other projects as well, not just for exchanges but for other fintech applications It's great to see the consequences of fees and people starting to realize "Oh, it's actually a real problem" 📷 dom어제 오후 10:59 lol u/ricardosnowlots happening behind the scenes. More product releases coming soon (Streams + Access) 📷 domToday at 4:47 PM u/JacQthere are some very interesting applications, especially when combined with micropayments.Think about being able to lease machines at low interest rates and paying back per usage.That would be a pretty amazing and real world defi application. 📷 domToday at 4:50 PM it is much more suitable for most of what ETH is being used for today, and will not have the same problems (fees + scalability). We're very excited to actually accelerate the development there and are staffing up the team. 📷 domToday at 4:58 PM btw did you guys never think thatit's actually amazing that we have an ecosystem which is contributing and developing outside of the IF? 📷 Navin Ramachandran [IF]Today at 4:58 PM The research and engineering teams do the base research. Many teams may implement it 📷 Navin Ramachandran [IF]Today at 8:22 PM
Also "Integration of IOTA wallet into the cars’ hardware would be kind of a ‘hacking’ and not feasible for general replication."
**[8:22 PM]** I presume they are talking about Trinity or a software wallet here But there is no reason why we can't have a wallet on embedded hardware 📷 dom어제 오후 7:07 u/Gerritthe whole promise of cryptocurrencies are no counterparty risks, censorship resistance and permissionless protocols. I don't think a digital euro will be competition for that, I really think it will help accelerate adoption even further 📷 dom어제 오후 7:08 absolutelyWe already now have many companies building on IOTA, 1.5 will just really help them further develop new applications and will make them confident that we are on our path to be production ready ------------------------------------------------------------ 📷 domToday at 5:09 PM good times will come lol 📷 Mike Bennett International standards setting is kind of the opposite of surprises.We have some nice surprises from IOTA Foundation in the form of draft Coordicide specs but these are not ready to go into the formal standard until Engineering have gone through them. Today I gave the OMG an update on the current state of the IOTA Protocol. The (Research) raw specs are still in draft, I hope to have a more substantive draft for December but we can only submit formally once the IOTA2.0 specs are implemented on Mainnet, for March. I hope to put out the blog post on standardization after this week's OMG meeting. So I can include updates on what we are doing this week. 📷 dom어제 오후 11:31 we will explain and clearly communicate all the changes + what to do obviously📷 more importantly, the wallet will take care of most of the heavy lifting so it should be pretty seamless 📷 Ryan G.어제 오후 10:41 **And why would the IF be hiring a software engineer with experience in the Automotive industry?** Looks to me they need help working with some large automotive partners. 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:30 If there's a real demand for DLT, IOTA won't [sink] It's that simple Those who deliver survive in the long run Those who promise everyone to become millionaires overnight prosper in the short term 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:31 If Coordicide isn't delivered in 2021 I will personally resign ^_^; 📷 knight오늘 오전 5:33 u/DavidSønstebøDelivered on mainnet? 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:33 u/knightYes, of course. Anything else would be an abject failure and I would abdicate my position 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:35 Marketcap, as you pointed out, is a whole another topic. Again, most are manipulated, IOTA's isn't. I can't predict the future, all I can give you is my own commitment. More than 95% of my wealth (which I have to pay a damn wealth tax on every year in fiat) is in IOTA. 📷 ThomasQv오늘 오전 5:36 Yeah.. whats the most exciting things about the near future are you able to tell us without breaking any NDA? 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:37 u/ThomasQvI will let the news speak for itself 📷 Chris Mueller오늘 오전 5:40 do companies actually tell you about their plans with iota or is this something you don't even know of - or does it depend on the company? 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:43 u/ChrisMuellerA lot do, but more excitingly, most no longer do. I.E. IOTA is being adopted organically by major players. One of the biggest service providers in Germany just told us casually in a call last week that they had 'over 80 entities' inquiring about IOTA. This is what we've been fighting for. This was an off-the-cuff comment, but truly made me more content with my time and energy investment over the past 5 years than almost any other IOTA related news. 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:44 I don't want IF to become the 'hub' that all entities go through, that would defeat IOTA's purpose.The fact that there's such a demand for IOTA in the industry, without us even being aware, is the epitome of success for me 📷 sexypotato오늘 오전 5:45 I think many of us underestimate the Trojan horse IOTA is using with a data protocol. With this.. the IOTA token has several X more chances of being adopted than all other coins out there 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:46 u/ChrisMuellerGermany is definitely 'more pronounced' so to speak. IIRC IOTA is the most searched crypto tech in all of Germany. However, this is echoing the 'trend' we see across other countries (including my own) that we have been very active in... Of course, I can't divulge details, but let's just say that the demand is hard to keep up with from an organization perspective 📷 Chris Mueller오늘 오전 5:48 u/DavidSønstebø I see -are these companies who want to start from scratch or has the space matured to such a degree that you can build upon knowledge on their side?(수정됨) 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:53 u/ChrisMuelle****r I'd say 50/50.I know that isn't a particularly satisfying answer to your question, but...it's just reality. Virtually all relevant companies have dipped their toes into 'BLOCKCHAIN WILL CHANGE THE WORLD' by now, but the technical understanding is lacking across the board,and when it comes to differentiating "Tangle vs Blockchain", often you might as well ask people to differentiate between interpretations of Quantum Mechanics 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 5:54 Just a quote on that "Bitwise's study in 2019 claimed that 95% of volume on unregulated exchanges was fake.Chainalysis' new study follows a report by crypto index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management claiming that as much as 95% of volume on unregulated exchanges appears to be fake or non-economic in nature" 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 6:09 I'll ensure that a Board AMA happens by end of Oct ; ) 📷 Octo오늘 오전 6:12 David, do you firmly believe in another bull market? 📷 David Sønstebø오늘 오전 6:13 u/OctoAs you know, I'm probably the most prominent anti-spec people in crypto's history, so I am not sure if I'm the right guy to ask. All that being said:Yes, I do. There's too many billions of dollars invested and circulating the cryptosphere on a daily basis for the 'overall market' to not have more bull runs. How IOTA is positioned in those bullruns is of course a whole 'nother topic Personally, I keep 95%+ of my wealth in IOTA. That's the strongest sentiment I can express
2020.09.21 05:36 JollyKitten1977WPRT A Low Price Stock With Potential
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT $2.25) engineers, manufactures, and supplies alternative fuel systems and components for use in transportation applications worldwide. It operates through Transportation and Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) Joint Venture segments. The company offers alternative fuel systems and components, which include a range of alternative fuels, such as liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen; and independent aftermarket, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and delayed OEMs, electronics, current and advanced research and development programs , supply chain, and product planning activities. It also provides Westport High Pressure Direct Injection 2.0, a fully integrated system that powers compression ignition engines by natural gas, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the company develops, sells, and markets spark -ignited natural gas or propane engines; and CWI engines for transit, school and shutt le buses, conventional trucks and tractors, refuse collection trucks, and specialty vehicles, such as short-haul port drayage trucks and street sweepers. Its products and services are used for passenger cars; light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks; and horsepower, cryogenics, and hydrogen applications. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Positives for WPRT:
Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT) shares are trading higher on Friday(September 18, 2020). The company announced its Weichai Westport joint venture received certification from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China for its 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0 fuel system. ---Benzinga, September 18, 2020
According to company press release "Once in production, Westport Fuel Systems will supply critical HPDI 2.0 system components to WWI, each of which is required for every HPDI 2.0 engine sold by WWI. WWI has committed to purchase HPDI 2.0 system components required for a minimum of 18,000 HPDI 2.0 engines between the launch date and the end of 2023. In addition, Westport Fuel Systems will receive a royalty payment from WWI for each engine sold in consideration of the HPDI license rights provided to WWI. WWI will market and sell the heavy-duty natural gas engines with the Westport HPDI 2.0 technology to various truck original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs").
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport Fuel Systems” or the “Company”) (TSX:WPRT / Nasdaq:WPRT) today announced that it has signed definitive agreements with its joint venture partner in India, UNO MINDA Group (“UNO MINDA” or the “Group”), to sell the assets of its wholly owned subsidiary Rohan BRC Gas Equipment Pvt. Ltd. to Minda Emer Technologies Ltd., a 50%/50% joint venture owned by Westport Fuel Systems and UNO MINDA. “India is one of the largest and fastest growing markets for CNG (compressed natural gas)vehicles given its commitment to sustainable and cost-competitive transportation” said David M. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Westport Fuel Systems. “The combination of Westport Fuel Systems' technologies and products with UNO MINDA's local expertise and relationships strongly positions us to compete and grow in India. Building on our decade-long and successful partnership with UNO MINDA, we are very pleased to take this next step with them to serve this strategically important market."- --Globalnewswire, September 15, 2020
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced on August 31, 2020 that it has been awarded a long-term agreement for the supply of electronic control units to a leading Tier One automotive supplier. It is a 7 year contract and estimated to generate sales of $58 millions .
Westport announced a 15 million euro loan for its Italian subsidiary. The company also got a $10 million term credit facility from Export Development Canada. Finally, convertible notes were refinanced to lower the interest rate paid from 9% to 6.5% and extend the maturity by three years. The convert price was lowered from $1.27 to $1.42 per share. Westport did agree to pay down the debt from $17.5 million to $10 million as part of the deal. ---Yahoo finance, July 27,2020
Investors are friendly towards companies in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) friendly space. According to research provider ETF Flows, annualized investment in companies that have marketed themselves as sympathetic to ESG concerns is expected to grow 40% this year.
Zacks positive analysis: Estimates have been trending upward for the stock, and the magnitude of these revisions looks promising. It comes with little surprise Westport has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). We expect an above average return from the stock in the next few months.
Opening of the economies should help WPRT.
Earning estimate for next year is +185%, and +30% for the next 5 years. Consensus analyst rating is Buy, target $3.9.
Technicals: After risen 234% from $0.70 to $2.34 (March low to August high), WPRT corrected back down to around $1.60 (50 day moving average) and found support there. It then surged nearly 39% up last Friday with 59 times average volume. Upside momentum is huge. It will likely challenge the $2.50 level immediately and will likely break through. Once $2.50 is broken, the next target area is $3 to $3.5 in the short run. WPRT has been basing below $5 since 2015, $5 is definitely a good target for longer term. Supports are $2 and then $1.60
2020.09.21 05:27 mvphMy dog bit my brother, and I’m not sure what to do.
My partner and I rescued a high energy but cuddly 2 yo Shepherd mix a few weeks ago. He is 40 lbs, so about medium size. We were following the two week shutdown, and then wanted to slowly introduce him to people we know and other dogs to acclimate him socially. He has never been aggressive towards us, has never shown any inclination that he would bite, has never growled or barked at us unless it’s when we leave him alone for a few minutes at home. When we took him to the vet, he responded well to the vet tech and the vet. We take him out on walks around the apartment, and while he’s come across other people / dogs at a distance (we make a point to avoid any direct encounter), he doesn’t usually react except stare at them. He is reactive (barking) to very bright cars that make a lot of noise, and is super high alert to squirrels and cats and will whimper when we make him keep walking. That all being said, he hasn’t been particularly aggressive on our walks so we thought it would be safe to introduce him to one person. We invited my brother to come by the apartment and meet him outside on his walk. We gave him all the instructions and what to do/not to do, and my dog happily responded to him, especially when he handed him some free treats. My brother followed us home, and my dog was pretty well-behaved, even when my brother came into the apartment. We tried to show my dog my brother is a friend, and he seemed to be okay with that. For most of the night, my dog was behaving decently. I could tell it made him a little excited to have someone over, and he peed twice to mark his territory, but he was overall friendly with my brother and wanted to play more than usual. By the end of the night, he was super worn out and was lying in his crate. My brother decided to stay the night, and all was well and good. And then my brother went into the bathroom this morning, left the bathroom, turned a corner, tried to gently pet my dog while he was sitting (he was not playing or eating or anything), and I guess he must have surprised him because my dog growled for half a second and bit him in the thigh. He didn’t puncture skin or draw any blood, but I immediately enticed my dog with a Kong and got him in his crate. He is fully vaccinated, and the wound wasn’t terrible, but I felt awful. I was mainly surprised at how fast it happened—my dog didn’t give any warning sounds, and he usually would growl if something really upset him. I am now obviously super nervous about his behavior. We were looking into dog trainers or behaviorists to work on some of his reactivity and his obedience in public, but we hadn’t settled on one yet. Now we obviously need to get him with someone ASAP, and have narrowed our options. We’re at fault for trying to introduce him to people way too soon, and probably shouldn’t have allowed my brother to stay the night. I’m just trying to understand where and why my dog got so upset so fast, and how quick he was to bite. I thought everything was going fine with the way he was reacting to my brother the first day, but was he upset that my brother overstayed his welcome? Was he being territorial? Possessive? We think he may have been overwhelmed and stressed out with the additional new person, and maybe his extra bursts of energy were him telling us he was unhappy? Moving forward, we’re not introducing him to anyone (except the trainer / behaviorist), and will continue keeping him away from all people and other dogs or crate him if someone comes over. Is there something else I can do to make sure he doesn’t bite anyone else? Do I need to put a muzzle on him now? I’m a bit lost on how to move forward. We love him a lot, and I think he felt bad because he avoided eye contact with us and has been kinda down all day. But I also feel really disheartened. Would love any and all advice
2020.09.21 05:22 buffythebuttSeason 4 was the best
Okay so I just finished watching through for the first time and I've gotta say that I was super (pleasantly) surprised by season 4! One of my major gripes with the show was the constant love-triangling and pointless drama for drama's sake ESPECIALLY when it came to Ryan/Marissa and Seth/Summer. There were plenty of times that I just wasn't enjoying the show in season 2 and 3 because of the mind-numbing 2000s drama vibe. What kept me hanging on was the relationships of the Cohen family - I really wish they had a stronger focus on that. So, that's why I think season 4 was the best. With Marissa gone, the show was forced to be more creative and move itself out of their "volatile relationship" holding pattern.
Ryan and Taylor were just a delight to watch
Seeing Julie get along with one of her daughters instead of constantly being the evil bitch was also a great change - because she's my favourite character
Seth stopped being a complete selfish chauvinistic pig and actually started to be an incredibly supportive partner
In short, they just focused on the parts of each character that I actually LIKED which made the show 10x more enjoyable. Plus, I thought the coma episode was really fun and different. Anyway, those are my thoughts. I was sad to see the show go after such an enjoyable season but I'm really glad they ended on a high note (in my opinion). I'd love to hear what you guys think!
2020.09.21 05:04 FancyPigeonLawTop scorer tips & ask me anything!
Hi guys! First I wanted to say thanks for 800+ upvotes on my elegantly-titled celebration post on Friday. Now that the Jewish new year is over, I'm here to drop some tips, some thoughts, and to tell y'all to ask me whatever you need! Luck Nobody wants to hear this, but a factor in every test is luck. Very few people can enter an LSAT confident they'll get a perfect score. Maybe just JY and the powerscore guys. Hard to say. There is a standard margin of error, and if you scored ±3 points away from your PT average, that's part of the random luck this test requires. It just takes one tough in/out game to cut my score down by 5 points. It just takes one science RC in a field of science I'm comfortable with the push my score up by 3 points. Etc. Test Day Mentality I have anxiety, so rituals and consistency are super helpful to me. I tried to control for luck by having a super consistent test-day mentality. For me, that meant a certain caffeine limit, no coffee within 3 hours of the test, deep breathing exercises, going to the bathroom a lot in the hour before the test, and wearing the same lotion every time. I also wore earplugs, closed the door, and took the test in an empty room. Finally, I take medication for my anxiety disorder, which helps with focus and keeping calm. If you are in a similar mental health situation, I highly recommend medication and therapy. I did not have accommodations of any kind; just the regular 35-min sections with no breaks. Where I Started / Strong and Weak Points I didn't take a real diagnostic, but after studying for about a month with the Trainer I got a 168. My lowest PT was 164 and my highest was 175. By the final month, I was confident my real LSAT would be 170+. My weakest section was LG. I still sometimes feel like LG is my weakest point, even when I get -0, because I am stressed and confused about this section every time. I drilled every game in the 80s until I could consistently do well, even if I didn't feel good. I was fairly good at both LR and RC to begin with. I work in a very logic- and reading-heavy field, which helps a LOT. I hit a low point with RC about 3 weeks before the test when the judicial candor section bodied me, so I practiced RC a lot towards the end. Discipline You need to review every PT, no matter what. Otherwise, it was a waste of time. Taking PTs help you practice for the time limits and the stress; reviewing from PTs is where you actually learn your weaknesses and let the test speak to you. Breathing Room I took a maximum of 3 PTs a week. I wouldn't say I ever spent more than 10 hours a week on LSAT study, ever. I work full time and have other side projects that need my attention, plus pets and a partner to spend time with. I would encourage that you try not to forget why you want to be a lawyer. For me, it's to have a challenging job that can enable me to take care of my family. Ignoring my family now would not have helped me reach that goal. I would encourage anyone struggling with prep time to spread their prep over a longer period of time. I basically studied for six-ish months for the August LSAT, but on a very light schedule. I didn't do any work or anything LSAT related for two entire days before my test. I took the day off work, didn't do my side projects, and didn't check this sub. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Anxiety is a score killer. Ask Me Anything!!! Methods, favorite animal, favorite color, whether or not I expected to get a 179 (no). Please try to ask one question per post so that people can read the comments and avoid duplicate qs, since I got a LOT of the same questions on Friday's post and thought this might be more organized. Finally, thank you guys so much for forcing me to retake lol
2020.09.21 04:10 nbel1996Told myself it would be a year of no alcohol and no men
As in: no dating, no casual sex, no kissing, nada. Totally single, sober and celibate year to work on myself. The no-drinking has been life changing. In fact, I want to extend it indefinitely. I don't miss the nights out as much as I thought I would, and I feel like I'm really growing into the person I've always wanted to be, now that I've cut alcohol out of my life. I haven't made a major mistake I've come to regret since I stopped drinking, I haven't had a hangover in close to nine months, and I've saved a fuckton of money and am mentally a lot more stable now that I don't drink anymore. The no men, on the other hand... well, the last time I dated fully sober was never. I started drinking when I was fifteen (a lot more casually in high school, but I met my first boyfriend at my first high school party). Alcohol has been a part of every relationship I've ever been in, to varying extents, and I'm nervous about navigating dating as a 100% sober person. There's also a guy in one of my classes (read: my lab partner) that I really like, and I think he feels the same way, but it's only September and I have three months left in my year+ that's when our semester ends, so I'm trying to hold out on anything happening until December, but also at the same time, how the fuck do I navigate this situation?? Like normally I would be all "oh let's get celebratory drinks" at the end of the semester, ply myself with liquid courage and get all flirty and it would be a done deal, but I don't want to play it that way any more, and now I'm just awkward and confused. Send help please.
2020.09.21 03:32 lemon07rRTX 3080 Buyer's Mini Guide: Which 3080 do I get?
Was suggested I make this by someone so here it is. You want a RTX 3080, but you don't know which one to get. With RTX 3080 stock being almost non existent, the answer here in most cases is.. the one that you can get, unless you don't mind waiting. In all honesty, you're fine getting almost any RTX 3080 as long as you aren't paying anything outrageous for it, because they all perform within a few percent of each other. If there's ANYTHING to take away from this guide, it's that the 3080 has little to no headroom, so there's verrryy little difference between most of the partner RTX 3080 cards. Any extra money you spend on a "better" model will not go very far, and that's because the 3080 seems to scale TERRIBLY with more power than it's already given target TDP. You will have a much louder and power hungry card for only a few fps more if you try to overclock. Let's pretend these video cards will be in stock soon, and you want to make an informed decision. I'll make a breakdown of what I already know from my too many hours of free time spent googling things. This is by no means a complete guide, but it is close to semi-complete and can be used as a starting point in your search for the 3080 card that best fits your needs. Hopefully with a little more user input, and more information revealed with time I can make this into a more complete guide (I will try to keep updating this as I learn more things). The All Rounder
If you wanted a short and sweet tl;dr, the answer is just to get an Asus TUF, which is retailing at $699 MSRP. This is the all rounder choice. Great cooler that easily outclasses even more expensive cards, none of the other cards in the same price bracket come close in db normalized cooling results (the quiet bios is kick ass imo). Comes with dual bios, which you wont find in any other card at this MRSP, and also has a higher TDP limit (370w) than pretty much all the other similarly priced 3080 cards. There are better cards than this one (as you'll find out below if you keep reading), but the difference between them and this one is sooo small that you're better off saving the difference in money to spend elsewhere.. I think most reviewers will agree with me here. I may add one or two more all rounders here in the future if any come close value wise. PS Current reviews are for the TUF OC model. I believe the only difference is factory overclock (if it is, just get the cheaper one), but I could be wrong, and the difference might be the power limit set by the bios. Hopefully someone can confirm this for us soon. Edit: just confirmed it, the max power limit is the same for both models. Don't bother spending extra for the OC model. The slower ones?
MSI Ventus, Zotac Trinity
So the slower ones.. aren't really that much slower. Literally like 1-2% slower than FE, be it to a bad cooler design, or purposely gimped by a low power limit. Seriously, you're fine getting whatever card if you can at least get it close to $699. Don't be put off by getting like 0.5-1 fps less. However I will say, that there's no reason to get any of these cards if the TUF is available at it's MSRP price. Currently in this list we have the MSI Ventus and Zotac Trinity. I believe there are a few cards I've missed, so I will add them to this list as I find them. Who knows, the ones gimped by lower power limits could possibly be worked around with bios flash in the future, but I wouldn't risk voiding warranty just for 1-2% more performance. The Compact Cards
Founders Edition, and EVGA XC3
Honorable mentions: Asus TUF, and PNY XLR8 EPIC-X
Now here's a category that I think is worth considering important, because there are going to be some of us working with less case space than others. To see a comprehensive spreadsheet detailing the various dimensions of most of the different RTX 3080 models we have available check out the one that u/MattVanAndel has made here. The king here is by far the Founders Edition, nothing comes close in compactness. The smallest partner model is the EVGA XC3, however beware that the black edition does not come with a backplate. The Asus TUF and PNY XLR8 EPIC-X are also fairly compact relative to their peers, so I've added them as honorable mentions. EDIT: Was brought to my attention that the FE might be a no go for some sandwhich style SFF cases. Keep that in mind if you're building in a SFF case, the FE may not be for you. I got money to blow for a few percent more of performance
EVGA FTW3, Asus Strix, Gigabyte Aorus, probably a few others I missed
Joke title aside, some of these models may be good for better thermal/acoustic balance, letting you game with less noise. I think we will need more reviews to be certain about which models will be best for this, I think I will give this a separate section once we have more info. For now, silent cooling can easily be accomplished with a custom fan profile and negligible performance penalties on most cards already. The EVGA FTW3 has already claimed overclocking records on live stream with gamersnexus. The strix and Aorus will without a doubt have very high power limits as well, and great PCBs. Im not too sure about the Aorus cooler yet, but if the TUF and previous Strix models is any indicator of what the Strix might be I don't think we have to worry about the Strix not being an amazing card. These are currently your best choices for top end partner cards as they have better components on their PCBs, usually better coolers (this can be a hit or a miss), and probably most importantly, higher max power limits with the addition of an extra 8 pin connector. Should you spend extra for any of these cards? Unless you really like how one of these looks (good help your soul if you like the FTW3 for it's looks), or realllyyy reallllyy want a few percent extra performance and that very tiny bit of extra OC headroom, cause you're a "hardcore overclocker", I wouldn't bother paying extra for one of these. I guess there is that third category you could fit too, where you just buy shiny things to make yourself feel better like myself (hence my strix preorder lol). I may have missed a few cards here, but as more cards are released and reviewed I will be able to update this list with my findings. Cards with Caveats
MSI Ventus/Trio, EVGA Black Edition
These are the weirdo cards. Let me explain. The EVGA XC3 Black Edition does NOT come with a backplate, if that's important to you, skip this card. The MSI Ventus/Trio cards come with backplates.. but they are not metal, they're some sort of plastic. Now you know. These might be things to consider when making a purchase. I will add other cards here if I find anymore weirdo cards. Edit: there's been some discussion on the backplates of the msi cards. These are graphene composite, mostly plastic but advertised for the use of graphene to have thermal benefits. Personally I'm skeptical and don't think there's any really benefit to be had over the metal backplates + thermal pads but you guys be the judge. In the Middle
Pretty much everything else
This is where most cards fit, right in the middle. This includes the TUF, and the Gaming X Trio, but the big difference is, one is cheaper than the other. The Gaming X Trio does very slightly better in most benchmarks and overclock a bit better, likely due to the extra 8 pin connector, but its too close to be worth the extra cost, worse thermals and plastic backplate. What CAN make it worth it is the warranty. If you like MSI warranty more than Asus warranty, I think this easily makes the Gaming X Trio worth the extra cost. See the section where I discuss warranty below. I think if a vbios flash mod to raise the max power limit ever becomes available for the gaming x trio that it could become the best value "overclockers" card since it is the cheapest triple 8 pin model, making it perfect for slapping an aftermarket cooler or waterblock on. I will add more cards to the discussion here as more reviews surface for the other difference models. PS the difference between the "ultra" and "gaming" EVGA cards seem to only be factory overclock. As far as I'm aware that's the only difference, but one may have a higher max power limit for all I know. Some claim that the factory overclocked versions are binned better, but EVGA themselves had said that there's no difference between the two in binning. Either way, the silicon lottery wont discriminate between the two so I say just go with the cheaper version. The Gigabyte Gaming OC is a great in the middle card I think, it costs a bit more than the TUF, but comes with a year longer warranty and also has a dual bios switch. I still think the TUF is a better choice cause of its cheaper price, but pricing isnt going the same everywhere so this is another card you can consider if it's cheaper. PS some gigabyte and asus cards come with an extra HDMI, if this is something useful to you that's something to consider. The eagle is pretty decent card too. I think I need to split this category into two soon, for the better in the middle cards and just average ones. Edit: some people seem to think I'm sleeping on the msi x trio. It's a good card but I don't think it's as good as the cards in the higher performance bracket. The main reason being is poor max power limit (only 350w). Everything else about it is good. It runs fairly cool, not the best cooler but it's good, and it is a very quiet card. Also comes with one of the highest if not highest factory overclock. This makes it a good middle bracket card, but still not as good as the very top end ones which have much higher max power limits. I stand by what I said before, it's a great card that's slightly better than the tuf but at a premium. I've also got word that the power components on the PCB aren't as good as some of the other cards BUT I have not confirmed this myself so take this with a grain of salt. It's still a good card regardless. I want a needlessly overkill card that comes installed with a waterblock
EVGA Hydro Copper, MSI Corsair, and Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce
These are not available yet, but they are confirmed to be coming soon (who knows when). These typically feature very good PCBs and are paired with a waterblock. I can't tell you which one will be better. I couldn't even tell you which ones were better for previous generations, and I've looked. PS The MSI Corsair is the successor to the MSI Seahawk line, and will believe it or not, feature a Corsair waterblock. I believe there will be some AIO type models coming too. I'll update this portion of the guide when I get more information. Cards that will get Waterblocks
Founders Edition, Reference PCB cards, Asus Strix, MSI Ventus and MSI Gaming X Trio, Asus TUF, EVGA XC3, Zotac Trinity
I don't know too much about what cards will get waterblocks even though I do plan on watercooling a 3080 in a custom loop myself. Figured I should throw what I do know here anyways because it might help someone. The two most obvious ones, FE cards, and reference cards, most big block manufacturers will have blocks for both. A lot of you know this already but I should clarify anyways for the uninitiated, but the FE cards are NOT reference PCB, they are a custom nvidia design and will need a different waterblock. As for figuring out which cards have reference designs.. just look up any reference rtx 3080 waterblock and see what cards it supports. EK has confirmed a block for the Strix, and Alphacool has confirmed that they are making blocks for MSI Ventus and Gaming x Trio. Edit: EK has also confirmed upcoming waterblocks for the Asus TUF and EVGA XC3. The FE blocks will follow shortly after. The zotac trinity will also be getting a block from both ek and bykski. Let's Talk Warranty (WIP/Very Opinionated/Take with a grain of salt) This is without a doubt one of the best ways to choose your video card, even more so for the 3080, where there is very negligible performance difference between most of the different partner models. I don't know which models have longer than standard warranty as I admittedly have not looked into this too far yet, but I do know some cards like the Gigabyte Gaming OC come with 4 years of warranty. Most credit cards will offer you extended warranty on purchases made on those cards too. From what I understand Asus has bad RMA customer service (sad considering how great the TUF is). Community consensus seems to be that EVGA has the best customer service and that MSI also has great RMA service for video cards (can confirm this, MSI replaced my broken blower 1080 ti that I bought used with a ventus gp 2080 ti for free, no questions asked or any hassle). There are probably others with bad or good service, and I can't tell you which one will be better. I suggest doing your own research and picking the brand you feel most comfortable with warranty wise. Credit u/darkpriest
Just to add, ZOTAC offers 3 + 2 years warranty (total 5 years) for most of the countries except USA. Asus has a 3 + 1 year warranty (total 4 years) for some parts of the world.
Since I'm calling this a "close to semi-complete guide" discussion and questions aren't only welcome, but encouraged! This guide can be improved a lot more with input from you guys. EDIT: Adding a bonus piece on power supplies since we get a lot of of is my power supply enough questions here. Do I need a new power supply?!?!?!?!?!?!! What power supply you will need will largely depend on how power hungry the rest of your system is (namely your CPU), but you more than likely don't need anything crazy, trust me on that. On a tame system with something like a ryzen 3600 all you need is a decent 550w power supply. Focus on getting something that is good quality and reliable over higher wattage, this is more important than getting as many watts as you can. There are tier lists and PSU reviews that can help you find a good power supply. If you have a big power hog like a very heavily overclocked i9-10900k all you need is a good 600w or better power supply, and this is very clearly shown here in optimum tech's video. If you have a lot of peripherals/add-ons or are just a very anxious person you can err on the side of caution and get an extra 50 watts more than you need. Just make sure it's a GOOD power supply. If you're wondering why nvidia has grossly exaggerated their recommended power supply specifications it's probably because of how many terrible cheap power supplies there are available, that a lot of uninformed people end up buying. Source: have built many computers with both crappy cheap high wattage psus and good ones with lower wattages. PS Connect your dual 8 pin cards with sperate cables if you can, don't use a single daisy chained one. See the diagram below on how to connect your 3080 to your PSU. https://preview.redd.it/xp4zxywjzeo51.png?width=960&format=png&auto=webp&s=17233e280702a26f458a8265bd5d7d1823e17b8a Source: I have too much free time and have been too obsessed with the rtx 3080
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The town of Weston could be described as the middle of nowhere. No one came, no one went. The news filled mostly with local school events, parades around the holidays, and obituary entries. Sleepy, sure, but there was a charm to it. Thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, Katherine Comer was on top of the world. The world-famous singer was on tour promoting her most critically-acclaimed album to date. The tall blonde singer enjoyed every moment until she caught what felt like a cold. Congestion, a sore throat... the basic components of an illness easily conquerable. One always came when touring, what with the late nights, contact with so many strangers, and high strenuous activity. The cold passed, but when she attempted to sing, nothing came out. Panic quickly rose amongst her and her team and she was ushered from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist. Everyone believed she looked fine health-wise, but the fact of the matter was, she couldn’t sing any more. Tour ended abruptly for undisclosed personal and health reasons. Kate continued to try and find her voice but without it, she didn’t have anything to offer to the world of music any more. She disappeared, too mortified and embarrassed to face the world she used to run. Slowly, Kate let go of members of her team until only her publicist remained, although needlessly. She suggested a change of scenery could work wonders for the star. What her publicist didn’t expect is how seriously the star would take the advice. She tried to find somewhere no one would expect to find her. She made no headlines and no fuss about it and quietly moved into a rather average tudor style home in a quiet neighborhood. Thanks for sticking in there if you read this far. I’m looking for someone to play as someone in the town Kate moves to. You can make your character your own, really. Any occupation, life, etc. We can discuss how they run into each other and it could start cold at first and warm up as we develop the relationship between the characters. If you have questions, let me know and I’d love to form a story collaboratively, so please message me if interested. I’m looking for descriptive partners who are literate and can write 3+ paragraphs, and even longer when applicable.
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