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2023.06.03 02:53 _Evolve_1 Passed The CSCP With Score 312

Seen only a few posts on this so I figured I would throw in my thoughts here. Hopefully it helps. Will try to keep this to the point! Here is the post structure, quick notes/details on my prep, my recommendation, and then overall thoughts on items if you prefer to read a little bit. Will do my best to answer any questions/comments too!
Quick Notes
My Recommendation:
The Exam
Overall Thoughts:
For me, I have always been a bit slower with academia items, so I need to put in the time or extra time to understand. Therefore, I would first say is to make sure you give yourself sufficient time. I think the learning system is useful overall but the reading is really dry/hard to get through at times. I found that trying to relate the material to my work helped with interest and retaining in the reading. Additionally, I found that it took me 2-3 tries to get a passing score on the practice quizzes which ultimately increased my time spent on each section/subsection. It took me several different strategies at studying before I found what I recommended above that really worked for me (You get access to the learning system for 1yr so I spent the first half finding what worked for me and not really being consistent with studying so I had to CRANK it for the last half). Ultimately, I would say you need to do what works best for you in terms of learning and retaining.
For the exam, I thought it was difficult and definitely requires studying through the entire material to pass. However, I think it is easier compared to the practice exam and even some of the practice quiz questions. I read other posts like these where others saying it is very difficult among other items and it made me more anxious. Honestly, I think that if you can talk to what they have in the Exam Content Manul plus have an understanding of the APICS definitions that appear within your studies under the ECM than you should feel confident that you will pass. I would end with this, trusting myself and the first answer that came to mind really helped for taking the exam day of. If you put in the time, I would say be confident and trust yourself.
Hope this helps!
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2023.06.03 02:47 TLMoonBear Let’s talk about learning to get good at Abyss

What makes the Abyss hard?

There are many complaints about the Abyss. One particular complaint that commonly appears is the Abyss being “hard” or having “unfair mechanics”.
Tackling difficult content requires players having an understanding of how game mechanics and how players can express skill. Without this, players cannot actually engage with the challenge game designers come up with.
I believe many (but not all) complaints about Abyss combat are due to low player understanding of skill expression. This is due to several reasons:

1. Outside of Abyss there's very little actual content that requires you to be good at the game

2. Genshin gives you very little feedback when you fail in the Abyss

3. Content creators don’t focus on this topic enough

So let’s talk about what some key gameplay techniques are for Genshin. And then I’ll walk through Abyss design and how to think about beating the Abyss.
I will assume you are already familiar with basic techniques such as funnelling energy particles, and using I-Frames from Bursts / Dashes.

Key gameplay skills to learn

1. Grouping

Key idea: Killing multiple enemies is often as fast as killing one enemy if they all stand in the same place, saving you time
Even when using an Anemo character, the AI can be manipulated to group themselves together. This makes killing them much faster.
The core idea is that if the enemy isn’t in range to hit you, it will try to walk forward to do so. Therefore, you can position yourself in a way to encourage the AI to move together. This avoids you having to chase them around and waste time.
How to do this: When a pack of enemies spawns, move to one extreme side of them. The enemies on the opposite side will walk closer to get in range and bunch up together.
An easy trick: The first time you do an unknown Abyss layout, just load and don’t even try to fight it. Watch where enemies spawn, and how long their attack range is. This lets you observe if there are any grouping tricks you can abuse.
Example: Spiral Abyss Patch 3.4 Floor 12-2-2 (2 min 28 sec onwards)
After blowing up Wave 1 with Raiden, the player runs to the far left side of the Abyss. This causes Wave 2 of the Husks to begin to group up.
Running to the opposite side of the Abyss then gets the Husks to all stand right next to each other perfectly. This zig-zag manoeuvre means they can be extremely efficiently AoE’ed down much faster.

2. Camera Angle Management

Key idea: Always stand in a position where you can see all enemies. This means you can never be surprised by an attack from off-screen.
If the enemies are always in front of you, you can watch for the most important attacks to either Dash or cast Bursts to immune the damage / knockback.
You should never be in a position where you are hit by an attack you did not see coming.
How to do this: The easiest way to do this in the Spiral Abyss is to stand with your back towards a wall and the enemies in front of you.
Example: Spiral Abyss Patch 2.7 Floor 12-2-1 (1 min 50 sec onwards)
The player immediately runs to the back wall of the Spiral Abyss. This means despite enemies spawning in a circle around the starting point, everything can be seen by the player camera.
This has the benefit of grouping everything up to eat AoE and die efficiently.
After Wave 1 dies, the player always looks at the Cryo Slime facing the Frost Lawlachurl. Always keeping the Lawlachurl in front of them means every attack is extremely telegraphed and can be casually dodged for a clean kill.

3. Stamina Management

Key idea: Keep enough Stamina so you can always dodge important attacks.
Melee characters must trade their Stamina for distance and speed to clear fast. Therefore, you want to position carefully in the Abyss to minimize the distance you have to travel.
(This is also why Yoimiya is sometimes favoured over Hu Tao at very high levels of investment. If you are strong enough to one-rotate things anyway, the range advantage means you spend no stamina attacking enemies that spawn far away from each other instead of needing to chase them down)
How to do this: Know where enemies spawn. Kite towards spawn locations so you don’t spend time and stamina chasing up with enemies.
If you face enemies that charge you, stand with your back to a wall. The enemies will charge into a wall. This way you don’t need to chase after them.
Example: Spiral Abyss Patch 3.4 Floor 12-1-1 and Floor 12-2-1 (1 min 40 sec onwards)
On Floor 12-1-1, the player knows where all enemies are spawning. They move in a way that minimizes stamina usage and can spawn camp the enemy.
On Floor 12-2-2, the player stands with the wall at their back when the Consecrated Beasts spawn. This means they charge towards the player. Camera angle management means the attack is extremely obvious and easily I-Framed.
Keeping both Beasts near the wall means they can be easily AoE’ed down for a quick kill.

4. Pre-cast long animation Skills / Bursts

Key idea: Bursts take up time. Cast the ones with long animations when enemies have downtime so you don’t use up your DPS window.
Enemies that are targetable can also be cheesed by hitting them for some extra Energy from skills / Favonius procs.
How to do this: Many enemies have animations for spawning into the Abyss. Instead of waiting for them to spawn in, use the time to set up things such as Nahida Burst so you minimize the time not spent doing dps.
Example: Spiral Abyss Patch 3.4 Floor 12-2-2 (3 min 55 sec onwards)
By the time Dorito King ASIMON has even fully loaded into the Abyss, the player has already set up Yae turrets, Nahida E and Burst, and funnelled energy on Yelan to get back her Burst.

Learning the 3.7 Abyss specifics

1. Overview of Abyss design

Mihoyo creates Abyss layouts to encourage or discourage a specific type of gameplay, or put pressure on team compositions.
The most common approach is creating one side with an AoE mob focus vs one side with a Boss killing focus.
However, more recently Mihoyo has been introducing specific challenges to target specific ways players play teams.
The reason Mihoyo does this is because it's one of the few ways they can balance content in the game. They can't retroactively buff / nerf things. So the primary lever they have is to create Abyss designs that encourage or discourage certain types of play.

2. 3.7 Abyss Design

The 3.7 Abyss is structured as a team composition building test. It rewards players who have built a variety of characters they can flex, and punishes people who have narrow character pools.

Right Side: The Shield Breaking Challenge

Left Side: The Time and Character Pool Challenge

3. Floor specific advice

Floor 12-1-1

Grouping techniques:

Floor 12-1-2

Nahida National comments:

Floor 12-2-1

Floor 12-2-2

Floor 12-3-1

Floor 12-3-2

Nahida National comments:
GL HF clearing the Abyss~! (。•̀ᴗ-)✧
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2023.06.03 02:44 Icy_Amphibian_JASMY Microsoft Pluton, Qualcomm SnapDragon, should mesh with JASMY

JASMY patent specifies that the 1st Private Key is stored on a secure element and can only be accessed by the read/write unit. Let’s look at @Microsoft new #Pluton microchip and how it’s description matches #JASMY capabilities. 🧐

https://twitter.com/icyamphibian/status/1664756767086063616?s=46&t=V5nLlIcNFzN6b--8LPLv0g
“@Microsoft #Pluton can be used as a Trusted Platform Module, or in conjunction with a TPM. Although #Pluton builds security directly into the CPU, device manufacturers may choose to use discrete TPM as the default TPM, while having #Pluton available to the system as a security processor for use cases beyond the TPM.”
What is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?
“Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology is designed to provide hardware-based, security-related functions. A TPM chip is a secure #crypto-#processor that helps you with actions such as generating, storing, and limiting the use of #cryptographic #keys.”
“Devices that incorporate a TPM can create #cryptographic #keys and encrypt them, so that the keys can only be decrypted by the TPM. This process, often called wrapping or binding a key, can help protect the key from disclosure. Each TPM has a master wrapping key, called the storage root key, which is stored within the TPM itself. The private portion of a storage root key, or endorsement key, that is created in a TPM is never exposed to any other component, software, process, or user.”
This describes the physical and technical characteristics of how the 1st Private Key (hardware key) is secured on the #JASMY device and is only accessed from the read/write unit.
“You can specify whether encryption keys that are created by the TPM can be migrated or not. If you specify that they can be migrated, the public and private portions of the key can be exposed to other components, software, processes, or users. If you specify that encryption keys can't be migrated, the private portion of the key is never exposed outside the TPM.”
This versatility supports #JASMY read/write unit exporting 2nd Software Keys from the 1st Hardware Keys.
“The most common TPM functions are used for system integrity measurements and for key creation and use.”
“The integrity measurements can be used as evidence for how a system started and to make sure that a TPM-based key was used only when the correct software was used to boot the system”
“TPM-based keys can also be configured to require an authorization value to use them. If too many incorrect authorization guesses occur, the TPM will activate its dictionary attack logic and prevent further authorization value guesses.”
“The TPM can also be used as a replacement for #smart #cards, which reduces the costs associated with creating and disbursing smart cards.”
“The Virtual Smart Card emulates the functionality of traditional smart cards. Virtual Smart Cards use the TPM chip, rather than using a separate physical smart card and reader. This greatly reduces the management and deployment cost of smart cards in an enterprise. To the end user, the Virtual Smart Card is always available on the device.”
These features line up with #JASMY patents and capabilities. These chips have the functionality to provide the base hardware that #JASMY wants to use as its own TPM.
Remember, @Microsoft #Pluton is not being specifically made for #JASMY. It is base-layer hardware that can be customized by different manufacturers… like #BJIT member @Qualcomm’s @Snapdragon !!! 🦾🦾🦾
Patent Breakdown Reference:
https://www.reddit.com/JasmyToken/comments/123ghen/jasmy_patent_breakdown_document_jp2022120111a/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_content=2&utm_term=1
Sources:
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/pluton/pluton-as-tpm
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/tpm/trusted-platform-module-top-node
https://www.thisiswin11.com/microsoft-pluton-technology-enhances-windows-11-security-snapdragon-8cx-gen-3-notebook-lenovo-thinkpad-x13s-is-the-first-to-carry.html
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2023.06.03 02:34 Relevant_Truth3732 Deployment questions and worries

Hello all ! I (30f) have been with my SO (31m) for about 5 years now. He is currently on a 8-9 month deploy and has not many days left. You can count ‘em on your hands!! He has been in the navy before I started dating him and I believe this is his 2nd or 3rd deploy. He was recruiting before this one. Soo this is our first deploy together and my first deployment experience. His first one while being with someone too. It’s been very hard on me , I thought it was going to be relatively easy. Keeping busy and whatever but the lack of communication + spiraling anxiety and depression does not mix well. We also didn’t prepare for it very well either. 😭
For the first 4 months we were doing great. He was able to text /email me almost every night and he was sending home flowers and random things for me. I sent him care packages. Then all of a sudden communication went away. Didn’t hear from him for weeks at a time after that , 2 months was the most. Last was on 4/6 and then he finally hit me back up on messenger on 5/25 saying a lot has happened since we last spoke. He told me his deployment got extended because of the typhoon on 5/25. He said he was safe. And he will update me when he can.
I know the navy is unpredictable now , but is that normal ? 2 months of no communication ?! Also prayers to Guam.
So here’s me over analyzing : he didn’t call me by my pet names , the text was very business and robotic like. There was affection like “I miss you and I love you too “ “take care , don’t worry about me too much don’t want you stressing anymore than you already do “ Anyone looking in can see , that’s a perfectly healthy text but I definitely over analyzed the shit out of it , thinking things between us have changed for the worse bc of what he did or didn’t say 🥲🥲 soo after responding to everything else I asked “are we okay “ “what happened since we last spoke “ along with 2 other questions. The last message he sent to me were answers to the other 2 questions 😭 I was asking about his spare car key and if his phone was still having issues. Lol but since then (5/27) I haven’t heard anything from him.
I have been sending him messages on messenger daily , but they are going on read and I don’t get any acknowledgement or response back. I know my man , he’s very good at communicating and always lets me know what’s up when he can. I don’t think he would ignore me on purpose. I hope not.
From what he told me last on 5/25 , the ship is headed to Guam. But I’ve been following the ship and news , it shows that his ship just departed Hawaii and is headed back to home base in the next several days. How come he hasn’t reached out to me to let me know yet ?
I FEEL like he has access to signal because we share a YouTube account on the tv and I went back to the history to look for a video I watched last night and it shows he’s been actively watching shorts. I don’t care honestly, I just want to know I’m not being ignored and if I am , just say you’re too busy too tired. I understand. :( it sucks to see all my messages left on read
Questions :
during deployment , does the navy restrict communications but still let you browse the web like YouTube ..etc etc on personal phones ?? In general ?
Could they be headed home and he doesn’t even know it ?
Since the navy is unpredictable , when did your SO on deploy let you know when they are coming home? I’m not a spouse and we didn’t set up the ombudsman things so I’m in limbo.
Is 2 months of no communication out of the ordinary and does that happen ?
Does navy take away work email privileges? We were able to email for the first half but not at all after that.
What could be the reason why he can be on YouTube but can’t message me back in a week?
It’s the end of deployment for him and I can’t even imagine what he’s been going through. Could the lack of communication be a result of the whole deployment ? I know he’s been through a lot. I’m sure he’s mentally and physically beat up from it.
Is it normal for SO on deployment to lose feelings for a loved one at home ? I hate thinking like this 🙃
Background on us : we were going to get married last year but didn’t because I was super depressed and it didn’t feel right at the time (for me ) We were also arguing a lot over very trivial things. At the end of the day we love each other and choose to be together. I’m afraid because I didn’t want to marry him , he had time to think about it during deploy and maybe his mind has changed. While I’ve been at home missing and falling in love with him more and more.
He hasn’t done or said anything to me for me to think things have changed between us. As far as I know I’m the only person he has reached out to. I guess with deployment coming to end, not getting updates from him and being left on read makes me think the whole world is ending. Love when my mind overthinks every little thing. 🥹 what do y’all think??
Yes. I’m crazy , call it what you will 😭😭😭
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2023.06.03 02:33 MacomaticGames Can't access Reshade Tutorial, Help!

I've been having this issue where pressing 'Home' doesn't work and therefore I can't access the tutorial nor the menu itself. I've tried doing everything I searched and genuienly could not find a working answer. I tried Alt+Tabbing the game, changing it to fullscreen/windowed, reinstalling Microsoft Visual 2015-2022 (some issue with using an app called Citrix which I don't have), remapping the key, and so many other things from every forum under the sun. Also, my Reshade.ini only has one line for the path and doesn't even have an input line, but when I add it manually it doesn't change anything (the new key doesn't work). I'm using Reshade for GMOD and also ensured its not on the chromium branch which I heard could be causing issues.
Any help would be appreciated!
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2023.06.03 02:29 Drakolf TftM- Impeccable Service:

It was an older profession, one that had maintained its presence even after the dissolution of the wealthy elite. Butlers were trained to manage a household, to keep things clean and organized by efficiently delegating tasks to workers, to make life as easy for their employers as possible.
There had been a certain degree of prestige attached to the title, even though they were effectively well-trained household managers- both in terms of working to keep things neat and tidy, as well as ensuring everyone was doing their job correctly.
In the past, anyone with the money could train to become one, approximately 15,500 Euros before the Galactic Standard Credit was adopted, albeit this was on the higher end of training.
They were expensive, certainly, but with hoarded wealth returned to circulation and inflation largely taken care of as a result of this, anyone with a decent job could afford one, or if they so chose, become one.

Alex had always had a special interest in butlers, a mixture of ADHD and autism contributing more toward this fixation than any of the benefits of the job. He'd always liked helping people, but with the stress of everyday indirect conversation flying over his head- passive aggressive remarks as to what needed done without explicitly stating such being a major contributor- he'd found that a more rigid system of expectations and rules benefited him more.
And as far as his family was concerned, the exact job didn't matter as long as he thrived in it.
The clicking sound of the stimulation device in his hand soothed his nerves as he anxiously awaited meeting with his potential employer. He'd had plenty of practice ignoring that lingering doubt that he'd forgotten to take his medication, even though he was absolutely certain that he had, even so, it wasn't quite enough to avoid the need to stim.
He took a silent, deep breath, fully aware of the sensation of his lungs filling up, the formal vest only slightly constricting against his chest- a pleasant sensation, a gentle pressure- and he exhaled equally silently.
The clicking was subtle enough that most Humans could barely hear it, Alex's hearing wasn't any better than the average Human, it was just more sensitive to specific sounds. He liked the soft clicking.
A knock sounded against the hardwood door, the clicking stopped, the device stowed away surreptitiously as Alex put on his Normal Face.
Meeting with a client was among the most important steps for hiring, it was just like a job interview- and he'd suffered through plenty of those. Stand up, approach the door, open it while-
"Please come in." Alex spoke. He needed to present as good an impression as possible, demonstrate that he was more than capable of doing the job. "May I get you some refreshment, sir?"
Rohirr worked in the government- not the Hedron, everyone knew that could either be the best or worst thing to happen to a political career- but as a local politician in the American state of Oregon, the mayor of Salem.
He'd immigrated to Earth after the Human-Caniti War, having made planetfall and having the best time of his life while his life was on the line, even when he'd been taken as a prisoner of war. The fact that the Humans didn't even bat an eye at his running for mayor didn't even shock him, their species had each other's respect.
After all, the enemy you cannot kill is your best friend.
He regarded the Human in formal business attire with great scrutiny, he could immediately tell the Human was putting up a guarded front, his expression was too stoic, the delivery of his spoken words sounding more like rote memorization than anything natural.
This presented a challenge.
"Tea, and one of those nice little pastries. The one with cucumber." Rohirr rumbled. He was easily twice the height of the Human, some small part of him- probably the part that reared its head only now that his pups were recently born- wanted to pick the Human up by his scruff and sit him on the couch.
The fact that Humans didn't have a scruff didn't occur to him until he was sat down, the Human already in the process of pouring him a cup of tea, the pastries already laid out on a plate.
Efficient, he hadn't even noticed the Human getting everything set up for him.
The Human set the tea pot on a plate designed to prevent heat from leaching into the table and damaging the finish. "Please enjoy, sir. Is there anything else you require before we begin?"
Anything else, huh? What was it the Humans liked to do? "A breeze would be nice." He remarked, trying not to think too hard on if that phrase was too non-specific. The way the Human's expression shifted ever so slightly intrigued Rohirr, there was a moment of silence.
"Of course, sir." He replied, walking over to the window and opening it. A breeze blew in, bringing with it the cool air of a late spring day. The Human looked at Rohirr. "Anything else, sir?"
Rohirr shook his head, and the Human sat down across from him.
Canicians had always appreciated Human military gear for its practical defense, it had stymied the worst of their bites and claws, and had held up surprisingly well to their ballistics and energy-based weaponry. Human business suits were a close second.
The uniform design and the fact that they could be tailored exactly to the wearer's proportions made it moderately popular among more politically-minded Canicians. Plus, the sight of them being torn to shreds after a headed debate was alluring in its own right, but their relatively expensive nature also meant that needlessly fighting in them became too expensive.
They usually wore them both for the style, and because it 'humanized' them enough.
Humans, of course, wore them better. They didn't need to be careful, or risk ripping them to shreds, and there was something to be said about the professionalism of Humans wearing one.
It was why the Human intrigued him, because it was clear that professionalism was an ongoing effort.
The Human breathed in, it was silent, only noticeable by the notable swelling of his chest. Nervousness?
The Human began with thanking Rohirr for his time. "As you are a busy man, I will be brief-"
"Take as long as you need." Rohirr interrupted. "I am here to hire someone to help maintain my den, keep my pups in line, and deal with the stuff that's too annoying to deal with myself." Blunt, honest, not something Humans often appreciated, but considering that brief pause when he used passive language, it was worth trying.
"Of course, sir." Came the immediate response, most Humans were put-off by his brusque nature, even though it was that brevity that won him the election. This one responded well, even seemed relieved. "I am fully trained to manage your household. I am qualified to interview and hire any staff you may need within a set budget, at your discretion, and have the skills necessary to establish routines, schedules, staff hierarchy, and setting the standards that will ensure your comfortable and uninterrupted lifestyle."
He was back to the rote memorization, a script read and re-read countless times. As the Human listed off the qualifications he had- which included, but was not limited to establishing menus, coordinating cooking, cleaning, clothing care and maintenance- Rohirr realized that he'd completely forgotten to ask their name.
"Do you have any questions, sir?" The Human asked.
"Just one, I neglected to ask your name."
The way the Human's face paled indicated to Rohirr that he had made an enormous gaffe, he was about to apologize when the Human began apologizing. "I am terribly sorry, sir. In my haste to ensure your comfort, I forgot to introduce myself and ask your name."
There was panic, the scent of stress hormones, fear.
"The fault is mine." Rohirr replied. "I was more focused on figuring out how to speak with you that I had, likewise, completely forgotten to ask."
The relief on the Human's face was palpable, he simply nodded and said, "My name is Alex Knox, sir. May I ask your name?"
"Rohirr." The Canician answered in kind. He held his hand out and the Human shook.
Alex was just coming down from a near panic attack, the reassurance of his potential client had gone a long way to help him normalize. He didn't like handshakes, the way he could feel the texture of another person's fingerprints always left him feeling gross afterwards. While white gloves weren't strictly part of the uniform, he preferred wearing them because they offered a layer of separation.
That, and they were just the right level of snug.
"Are there any other questions, sir?" He asked.
Rohirr nodded. "Yes. Do you have any chronic illnesses or similar that I need to be aware of?"
It was the question Alex dreaded, but he didn't lie. "I have autism and ADHD, sir. However, I am on medication that allows me to manage the symptoms of the latter, and my training more than makes up for my disability."
Rohirr hadn't anticipated the waves of fear-scent that emanated from the- from Alex. That paternal instinct urged him to take hold of the Human, curl up with him, and growl at anyone who dared threaten him. Shaking off the thought, he simply replied, "Is that all?"
Alex nodded. "Yes, sir."
"As I understand it, your condition comes with some difficulty in understanding indirect communcation, such as passively remarking what you want, instead of direct communication?"
"Indeed, sir."
Rohirr nodded. "Then there should be no problem. I prefer direct communication, and can provide any necessary accommodations you need for your- what was that word, again?"
"Disability, sir."
Rohirr snarled at the word. "As though you were any less!" He barked. "When can I expect you to start?"
"When do you want me to start?" Rohirr smiled at this question.
"Today, if at all possible. By chance, are you willing to work in-home?"
Alex smiled at the question, it simplified things. "Absolutely, sir."
Rohirr stood, as did Alex, and they shook hands once more. Both felt confident this was the start of a wonderful arrangement. Though, he did have one more, more selfish request. "Do you mind wearing the uniform, even on rest days? I think it looks good on you."
Alex could hardly contain his glee at the request.

Out-and-out mansions weren't often built, since more often than not, they had existed primarily as a symbol of wealth and status. That didn't stop people from trying.
Rohirr wasn't one of those people- certainly he did have a large home that could be considered mansion-adjacent- but that was primarily because Canician culture dictated that if you are in a position to accept guests into your home, that you ensure they have a place to rest. His home was accessible to the public, and it was made very clear that this was a cultural thing, and that him keeping his constituents out was a massive faux pas in his society. He also made it very clear that in his society, it was also understood he would be expected to deal with disrespect with extreme violence.
He'd hold back, of course, and he'd pay for their medical bills up to a certain Credit amount, but beyond that, he gave as many shits as he took- which was to say, none.
Alex marveled at the size of the place- while it wasn't like the buildings he'd visited and trained in, it was certainly more than he anticipated. Even though he knew the place was open to the public, he was moderately surprised that nobody who didn't live there was inside.
"There are three floors." Rohirr explained. "The first floor is what I refer to as the visitation floor. It is understood this is a public space with rules. It is also understood that any staff I hire to maintain this space are not to be disrespected, and that they are free to defend themselves as necessary. I will not fire someone for telling a rude asshole to shut up."
The first floor consisted of three sitting rooms, a room with publicly available snacks and drinks- including a keurig- a small library, and three empty rooms which seemed to be multipurpose. All of the rooms had what could be described as a minimum of decoration, things that certainly made the rooms seem less empty, but nothing of particular value or note.
"The upstairs is soundproofed, and requires a personal ID to enter. I will register your ID to our security systems and how you how to operate it in the event you feel more staff is necessary. Any questions?"
"Yes, sir." Alex replied. "You mentioned other staff?"
"Indeed. A gardener, a janitor, and security. The former two will not need to be managed by you, they are locals in need of a job due to... unfortunate circumstances." Rohirr cleared his throat before taking his ID out and inserting it into a scanner. The wall slid open, revealing an elevator. They both got in. "The latter is my brother, Grauf. Our tribe is such that family protects one another, he is aware you are here, that I have hired you, and that you are thus allowed to be present."
Alex nodded. "Understood, sir." He replied. "Will I be expected to interact with the public in any capacity?"
Rohirr shook his head. "No. In fact, the less you interact with them while on-duty, the better. If I ever have an event or such that I ask if you are willing to assist with, you are within your rights to refuse, and are not contractually obligated to."
Alex appreciated that Rohirr explicitly pointed this out, it gave him a better sense that his employer cared that he was comfortable with his job.
They stepped out onto the second floor, which was visibly different from the first floor. As Rohirr walked Alex around, he observed the different rooms.
First and foremost, there were five bedrooms, one of which was larger, the others which were somewhat smaller and had VariaBed adjustable beds- the kind that could be changed between single beds to bunk beds.
"These are rooms meant for staff." Rohirr explained. "This larger room is yours, a small perk of your position. While I would prefer staff that is willing to work in-home, I also recognize this is not always feasible or desirable. These rooms will always be available for rest, I do not want any of my staff overworked."
The rest of the rooms consisted of a kitchen, a laundry room, an elevator connected to both side entrance, the second floor, and the third floor. "The staff elevator." Rohirr remarked, as well as two bathrooms, an entertainment room, a sitting room, and a few other rooms for tailoring, spare uniforms- autofit, Alex noticed with a little distaste- a pantry, and an empty room.
"I honestly have no idea what to do with this room, you are free to use it as you see fit." Rohirr finished.
The main difference between this floor and the prior one was that this had what Alex could only describe as Canician art hanging on the walls. "May I ask as to the decorations, sir?" He asked.
"My mate likes to carve." Rohirr replied. "She supplements our income through selling her works. There is spiritual meaning attached to them, wards against evil, masks meant to invoke strength and stamina, totems meant to grant clarity of mind." Rohirr pointed at a door beside the elevator. "Stairs, in case of emergency. And in the event that the stairs are not an option-" He slid open a panel on the wall. "This chute provides an even faster exit. It is large enough to accommodate me, and it is not a pleasant descent."
"Understood, sir." Alex replied. "And the third floor?"
Rohirr nodded. They went up the elevator to the third floor. The second floor was pleasant and had character, this was very clearly meant to evoke Canician culture. While the structure was still standard, the decorations were subtly different.
"Also of spiritual significance." Rohirr stated, as though reading Alex's mind. These totems have been in my family for generations, they are literally irreplaceable. It is understood they will not remain whole forever, it is understood that they will one day break, and to my people, this is a sign that our ancestors have finally departed, and no longer need to protect us."
"I will ensure they are treated with the respect they deserve, sir." Alex replied solemnly.
The rest of the floor consisted of no less than eight bedrooms. One which was very clearly the master bedroom, and another one that also served as the security room. A heavily-scarred Canician with several mechanical limbs regarded them briefly.
"Brother." He spoke, his voice clearly synthetic.
"Grauf." Rohirr replied. "This is Alex, he is my new hire. Alex, this is my brother."
Alex remembered hearing that Canicians appreciated compliments regarding their strength, but was uncertain on how to approach that. He simply gave Grauf a respectful bow. "I am pleased to make your acquaintance, sir." He stated. He chose his next words carefully. "I look forward to hearing any tales you wish to share about your past victories."
Grauf raised the only organic eyebrow remaining, then let out a soft growl. "Your Human is trying too hard."
"Better to try too hard than to be insulting." Rohirr remarked. "Don't forget to peel yourself off the screens once in a while, you're crippled, not decrepit."
Grauf laughed, it was a wet, painful-sounding wheeze that made Alex wince. "We both know I'll die before I let myself be useless." He said. "Enter, Human, you'll need to be registered into the system."
Alex approached, his ID in hand, which Grauf snatched without warning. He slid the ID into a slot, tapped a few keys, then pulled it out. "Congratulations, Human. You have access to one of the most secure buildings on this planet, my brother is expecting little from you, I expect your best."
"I will endeavor to meet your expectations, sir." Alex replied, taking his ID back.
"None of this 'sir' kraaf! If you insist on calling me by a title, you will refer to me as 'Hurr', Grauf, or- if you want to submit to me- Chief."
"Understood, Hurr." Alex replied.
Grauf nodded approvingly. "Come back to me when you've finished orientation, I should have your permissions set, and you can help me set up security clearances and hierarchies."
Alex didn't miss the appreciative glance-over from Grauf.
Beyond the rooms was a play-room, within which were three Canician pups and an older female one- Rohirr was quick to identify her as Carraf, as well as his two sons and daughter, Bif, Rouf, and Harra.
"It is my hope that you work here long enough that you at least see them to their naming ceremony." Rohirr replied.
"I am not familiar with this 'naming ceremony', sir." Alex replied.
"When they are of age, they choose their own names. It is not our place to say who they are, that is what they shall discover."
They left the pups and Carraf alone for the time being- there would be plenty of time for proper introductions later, when she wasn't focused on wrangling them. As the tour reached its end, Rohirr and Alex stepped out onto a balcony.
"Is this adequate?" Rohirr asked.
"I do not know what you mean, sir." Alex replied.
"I mean what I ask. I am not like the rich men of your people from long ago, there is no such thing as 'pedigree' among my people." Rohirr met Alex's eyes. "Is it enough?"
Alex shook his head. "That implies there is some metric by which worth is judged, sir." He replied. "If I may be so bold, I wish to share with you why I do this job."
Rohirr nodded. Alex looked outward toward the city of Salem, this had been his home for many years, its familiarity was comforting. "It has always been my dream to help others, and this is the best way I may do so. Yes, I am trained by one of the oldest butlering schools on the planet, yes, I have a certificate that indicates such- one that I will proudly hang in the room you have set aside for me. It cost me more money than I truly had, and I can tell you now, it is most certainly more than adequate."
Rohirr nodded once more. "It occurs to me that I've never discussed strict hours."
"With respect, sir, you may consider me as always available." Alex replied. "For as long as your family will have me, at least, for as long as you are able to pay my wages, I will work for you. After all, I am doing what I have always wanted."
Rohirr smiled. "Do not be surprised if we end up adopting you, then you'll never get away."
They both laughed. Alex did not stand idly by for long, nor did Rohirr. At the latter's insistence, they both worked together to ensure everyone's long-term comfort.
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2023.06.03 02:22 abc-animal514 Pokemon Theory: Gods, Evolution, and Humans

Pokemon Theory: Gods, Evolution, and Humans
Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in the Pokémon world can be compared to cryptids, kaiju, and gods, as they often embody natural elements or moral concepts. These extraordinary creatures are unique, with only one of each species (with a few exceptions). I tried putting together a connecting family tree of the Legendary Pokémon. It’s a bit messy but I tried:
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Two legendary Pokémon come from outer space, in the form of the powerful Eternatus and the mutated space virus, Deoxys. And then there’s theUltra Beasts, extradimensional pokemon from Ultra Space, a dimension connected to the Distortion World. Considered sub-legendary, in spite of there being more than one of each. Known examples include: Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon, and the Unowns.
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The 18 different Pokémon types were created based on natural and magical elements.
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Examining the evolutionary processes in the Pokémon world reveals intriguing parallels to the real world. According to Pokémon lore, Mew's attempt to create the first life form resulted in the creation of Ditto, a shapeshifting blob. This suggests that Pokémon life may have originated from single-celled organisms, mirroring the evolutionary history of Earth. Solosis, known as the Cell Pokémon, could be seen as one of the early Pokémon to emerge from this evolutionary path. Here’s a quick rundown of animal evolution for those who need a refresh:
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The Pokémon world is notable for its inclusion of plants and fungi that exhibit animal-like sentience, indicating unique evolutionary developments within this realm. The existence of regional variants of Pokémon across different parts of the world suggests diverse adaptations to various environments. Similar to Earth, the Pokémon world has witnessed extinction events akin to those of the dinosaurs. But through human experimentation and hybridization with fossilized DNA, these species have been brought back. And some species have been revived through the enigmatic effects of paradoxical time travel.
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Certain Pokémon showcase gender-specific evolutions, displaying distinct physical characteristics reminiscent of sexual dimorphism. While some Pokémon of the same species may differ in coloration based on gender, many others undergo significant transformations, evolving into entirely different species in their adult forms. Moreover, there are Pokémon that belong to single-gender species.
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The reproductive mechanisms of single-gender Pokémon populations can spark some questions. While hermaphroditic animals reproduce through broadcast spawning or regenerative budding, it is plausible that these Pokémon engage in parthenogenesis. This process, observed in real-life all-female species such as the whiptail lizard, involves reproduction with only female organs and the ability for eggs to hatch without fertilization, resembling cloning in nature. It is worth noting that while many of these Pokémon exhibit plant-like characteristics, their reproductive methods could be associated with pollination.
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While the majority of Pokémon draw inspiration from real or mythical plants, fungi, and animals, a significant number derive their designs from inanimate objects such as rocks, ice cubes, robots, gears, bells, keys, sludge, trash bags, candles, lamps, balloons, smog, clouds, statues, toys, swords, shields, buildings, Pokéballs, food items, and even computer programming.
Many of these object-based Pokémon are created through spiritual possession by ghosts and ancient powers, or through human experimentation in laboratories or factories. As a result, they have spread throughout the world. It is worth noting that some legendary Pokémon, such as Genesect, Magearna, Type: Null, and Mewtwo, were specifically created by humans. Mewtwo, in particular, was brought into existence through genetic duplication and human-Pokémon hybridization involving Mew.
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The presence of humans in the Pokémon world gives rise to intriguing questions regarding their evolutionary origins. While humans on Earth evolved from primates, there are Pokémon that exhibit remarkable humanoid traits, bridging the gap between animal and human life. It is conceivable that the first humans in this world arose through convergent evolution between these humanoid Pokémon species.
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The Pokémon world shares striking similarities with Earth, featuring locations that resemble real-world counterparts. The first nine regions, based on locations in Japan, the USA, France, the UK, and Spain, respectively, can be geographically aligned with their real-world counterparts while possessing unique names, civilizations, and biodiversity. Viewing the Pokémon world as an alternate version of Earth is a more plausible concept than my previous theory suggesting it to be a replication created by extraterrestrial scientists, reminiscent of Marvel's High Evolutionary.
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Lastly, the enigmatic nature of Cubone's story adds an intriguing layer to its existence. Cubone is said to wear the skull of its deceased mother, Marowak. Considering that there are multiple Cubone in the world, it raises the question of whether every Cubone has lost its mother. One possible explanation could be that shortly after an adult female Marowak gives birth, she tragically passes away, leaving the baby Cubone orphaned. This life cycle is reminiscent of that observed in certain species, such as octopuses. Furthermore, an all-but-confirmed theory suggests a connection between Cubone, Marowak, and Kangaskhan. It is speculated that Cubone is a slightly older baby Kangaskhan. By linking the life cycle of Kangaskhan to the previously mentioned Marowak life cycle, a plausible explanation can be constructed. However, the true nature of Cubone's origins remains a mystery.
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2023.06.03 02:20 evandav13 Gilberto Perez on COLLEGE

From The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium (1998).

"Nothing in the strange world of Buster Keaton's comedy is stranger than the ending of College (1927). In that picture Buster plays a bookworm who strives to become a jock. The top student in his high-school class, and so averse to sports that he makes his graduation speech into a diatribe against athletics, he yet arrives at college the next fall with suitcases full not of books but of athletic equipment. With the dauntless determination characteristic of the Keaton hero, the little scholar involves himself in a pursuit for which he's quite unsuited but which is, under circumstances equally characteristic of Keaton, what's expected of him in his courtship of the girl he loves. Outraged like all his other classmates by his diatribe at graduation, she'll see no more of him, as she promptly informs him after the speech, unless he changes his attitude and takes up sports. And so he changes his attitude, neglecting all his studies at college and instead spending most of his time on the sports field. Although he seems inept beyond hope at the various athletic activities he doggedly tries out, he succeeds in winning her in the end, for he summons up unexpected abilities when she's in danger and he comes to the rescue, running much faster and jumping much farther than he ever could before, managing with no trouble now an obstacle race over the hedges in his path and a high pole-vault into the window of her room. With undiminished momentum, he quickly disposes of the villain, a brawny dolt who has been his rival for the girl's affections, and proceeds with her to church forthwith, not even pausing to change his athletic clothes before they are married. Then follows a very peculiar epilogue. No sooner are the newlyweds out of church than a dissolve transports us many years later to the middle-aged couple in their home, sitting among their several children; this in turn swiftly gives way to the couple in their advanced years, abidingly sitting at home beside each other; this in turn to the closing shot of their adjacent graves.

"The element of sadness in Keaton's comedy has often been noted, and it certainly emerges in that brisk final depiction of aging and death. Coming on the heels of the triumphant happy ending, the sudden sadness of the epilogue takes us by surprise; but I don't think it constitutes such a break with the rest of the film as some believe. "'What is this abrupt slap in the face doing at the end of an otherwise unquestioning love story?' wrote Walter Kerr in The Silent Clowns. "It takes no more than eleven seconds of playing time to deliver its chill, and yet it undoes on the spot all of the yearning, the struggle and the victory, of the narrative."1 Evidently perturbed by the chill, Kerr misrepresents the epilogue as portraying a disappointed, even embittered couple, when nothing of the sort is suggested: all that we get is a brief summary of a long, uneventful marriage. It seems to me wrong, or only half right, to view the epilogue as a brusque reversal of a hitherto romantic story. Although the hero is unquestioning in his devotion to the girl, the romanticism of the story has been tacitly called into question all along by the conveyed sense that the girl is as unreasonable in her peremptory demands as is the hero in his stubborn pursuit. If Keaton is a romantic, he's a singularly unsentimental one. Granted, we'd have expected the story to end with Buster's getting the girl, but the epilogue merely shows us that he gets to keep her: surely not the undoing but the exact fulfillment of his wishes. If the epilogue brings about a reversal of the happy ending, it does so by way of being a logical continuation of it, indeed a visual equivalent of those famous romantic last words: and they lived happily ever after.

"Seeing the couple's whole life together go by on the screen in so short a time has, of course, none of the reassuring effect of those words. Yet even the disconcerting briskness of those final eleven seconds carries forward unbrokenly the haste of the climactic rescue and ensuing wedding, as if confirming Buster's aim to get things settled once and for all. College is not the only one of Keaton's films to conclude with the grave. In Cops (1922), a short film in which he's surreally chased by every cop in the city, "The End" appears inscribed on a tombstone capped with Buster's porkpie hat. The plot of Cops, however—unlike that of any of his full-length movies—has an unhappy outcome. Rejected by the girl he loves even after he manages to elude all the cops who have been after him, Buster suicidally puts himself back in their midst: an unusual ending for a comedy, to be sure, but not so strange as the way that in College the romance turns sad, in spite of its triumph, by being literally carried out to its conventional conclusion in the couple's staying together for the remainder of their lives.

"Although not quite in the class of Keaton's very best— Our Hospitality (1923), Sherlock Junior (1924), The Navigator (1924), The General (1927), Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)—College seems to me a splendid film that has been generally underrated. It surpasses, I believe, Harold Lloyd's better-known college comedy, The Freshman (1925), which preceded it and no doubt influenced it. The hero of The Freshman is also an incompetent athlete who redeems himself in the end by performing unexpected feats, in his case by winning the decisive football game of the season. (Apparently to avoid too close a comparison with the Lloyd picture, football is one sport omitted from College.) In giving such prominence to athletics, however, both comedians were merely reflecting a fact of campus life—in which sports are often more important than studies—and making use of material naturally befitting the physical comedy of the silent screen. Their comic conceptions, in any case, are fundamentally different. For Lloyd, athletics are part of the image of the big man on campus his ambitious but unknowing hero wants to become, whereas Buster only wants the girl, a more realistic goal as well as a more romantic one. Lloyd's hero is a thoroughgoing incompetent, a classic fool, whereas Keaton's is only a fool for love, a bookworm out of his element on the sports field and quite aware of his problem. When, after knocking over every other hurdle along the racing track, he succeeds in clearing the last one, Buster, instead of deriving any satisfaction from that success, gravely appraises it as a fluke, and then tips over that last hurdle too, feeling that it might as well conform to the pattern of the others. Such disdain for flukes is inconceivable in the Lloyd hero, who'd get nowhere without them. Unlike Lloyd, Keaton never plays the kind of comic character who is preposterously deluded about himself and what's going on around him.

"Buster usually has a good grasp of his situation, as good a grasp as one can expect from, as Kenner put it, 'a visitor, not native.' He is a visitor to the sports field in College who knows that the odds are against him there but nonetheless keeps trying because he also knows that the girl won't have him any other way, because he is a compliant visitor desiring to participate in a situation in which a girl's ideal boyfriend must be a jock.

"Why should Buster unprotestingly comply with the undue requirements laid upon him by others? One answer is provided in College by the figure of a dean, friendly to the promising young scholar and built small like him, who may be regarded as an embodiment of what his scholarly future would be like. Disappointed that Buster has been doing poorly in his studies, the older man, when he hears the explanation, tearfully reveals that he himself loved a girl once but lost her to an athlete. Buster would rather take on the alien territory of sports than end up alone like the dean. If all comedians are outsiders, Keaton is the outsider who will not give up the attempt to join in, to connect with others. Chaplin's Tramp, by contrast, is more or less self-sufficient, "an aristocrat," as Robert Warshow put it, "fallen on hard times." Lloyd's bespectacled democrat is a blundering free enterpriser, motivated by self-interest, patently inferior to his fellow men but aspiring to rise above them in the land of opportunity. Buster is unique in earnestly seeking a genuine togetherness. If he seems the loneliest of all comedians, it's because he's the one to whom companionship matters the most.

"That loneliness is hauntingly conveyed in those distant long shots, typical of Keaton, in which he appears as a tiny figure amid large empty surroundings: in the river town during the storm, or practicing by himself in the college stadium, or—in The Frozen North (1922)—coming out of a subway exit into an arctic wilderness.

"Robert Bresson—another practitioner of the deadpan approach, in a different way from Keaton's but with a similar sense that life is not a matter of personality—once defined originality as the failed attempt to do the same as everybody else, a definition that applies exactly to Buster. For all his efforts to join in, and all his eventual successes in meeting the forces outside, inside he cannot shake off the sense of his singularity. He thinks, therefore he stands alone in a world where no other minds are discernible, only systems of behavior. Ultimately he remains even more isolated than Chaplin's Tramp, since it's not Buster's individual qualities that single him out—these he hardly lets interfere in his transactions with others—but the very fact of his individuality, of his possessing the inner dimension of a self in the realm of the formula.

"Buster is not, then, Grierson's "romantic achiever of all things" but a bewildered equilibrist whose mind runs counter to the achievements of his body: a new kind of clown who may not so often trip over physical objects but who, so to speak, keeps tripping over his thoughts. The charming incompetence of the traditional clown was the conception of an earlier time, with more room for eccentricity than has been allowed in our ruthless century. Things were not so good then, of course—things never have been— but at least the clown could thumb his nose at the world and expect the world to let him be. He would puncture our lofty pretensions with his reminder of the claims of the body, of the fact that in our flesh and blood we all fumble our way through life. That conception hasn't lost its validity, and Chaplin can still use it to portray a doughboy in Shoulder Arms (1918) or a factory worker in Modern Times; but he was looking back to a Victorian humanism that decidedly fails him when portraying a Jew under the Nazis in The Great Dictator (1940). Keaton reverses that conception: to our age of increasing mindlessness he offers a comedy of mind. Although he never dealt with contemporary issues as Chaplin did, he accurately depicts the landscape of our time in its vast inhuman organization. He reminds us of the claims of consciousness against a mechanistic order, of the fact that our expert procedures and outward accomplishments take no account of our inner nature. Whereas the old clowns would assert our right to our idiosyncrasies, he asserts our need to live with one another in a community that does justice to our individuality. The sadness that emerges at the end of College underlies all of Keaton's happy endings: it is the sadness of inescapable isolation, of knowing that he does not in the end, any more than he did at the beginning, belong in a world where happiness is available only as a convention. Yet Buster has done his best, and leaves us with the haunting image of his solemn and solitary figure, at once purposeful and detached, bravely attempting the impossible."
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2023.06.03 02:18 AH-hoopz Another Selenium Question

So the compiler keeps saying, 'WebDriver' object has no attribute 'find_element_by_class_name' so dose this mean the metod in which i am trying to get an element is wrong if so what is wrong here is the code
from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
import time
PATH = "C:\Program Files (x86)\chromedriver.exe"
driver = webdriver.Chrome(PATH)
driver.get("https://www.amazon.co.uk/?&tag=hydraamazonav-21&ref=pd\_sl\_4a68ybf4pe\_e&adgrpid=64701194335&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=499036539542&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8840192609301552297&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045064&hvtargid=kwd-294668573980&hydadcr=1261\_2384727")
search = driver.find_element_by_id("twotabsearchtextbox")
print(driver.title)
search.send_keys("PS4")
search.send_keys(keys.RETURN)
time.sleep(10)
input()
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2023.06.03 02:17 a_mf_sorceror Can my insurance be liable for causing further damage to my motorcycle?

Hello, I’m currently undergoing repairs for my motorcycle which was involved in a hit-and-run while I was away from the bike early November so I never saw who did it. I made a claim for the motorcycle under comprehensive and was assigned an adjuster. This adjuster, we’ll call him Ted, requested I take pictures of the motorcycle damage so they can get an estimate.
My motorcycle was left at another person’s house who I was going to when I discovered the damages due to not being able to operate safely (crack on side of a case, all oil spewed out). It was a bit of a drive there being 1.5hr round trip so I put off the pictures until Ted mentioned he can get the bike towed into a shop for estimates. So we went that route and scheduled the pickup for the first week of January. They picked up my bike and took off and I heard back from Ted about 2 weeks later to say he wanted to move it somewhere else because the estimate didn’t seem right so he wanted me to find a shop of my choosing and confirm they had availability and that he would “take care of the rest.”
So I did just that: I found a shop, confirmed availability to look at my bike, and let Ted know that they could do it. Ted tells he will get it moved.
April comes and I hear nothing from Ted. I call him to ask what’s going on with the bike and he pauses and tells me “It looks like the bike is still in the yard, the new shop couldn’t get ahold of them to move it.” I’m taken back because it’s been just about three months and nothing has been done after he said he would get it moved. If anything, it was probably in worse condition from being outside and exposed to the elements this entire time with the other bikes I can see in the pictures of the original estimate. He told me he’d check in on it and give me a call back.
Two days pass and I hear from Ted that it’s been moved to the new shop finally. I go to the shop to see my bike and it’s in arguably worse condition than when I let them take it. More concerningly, the fluids have probably started going bad, the bike is all dusty and dirty, and the chain hasn’t been cleaned since it left my care so I will need to get those things covered.
I bring this up to Ted about the fluids and the condition of the bike due to the months of sitting at that lot and he told me insurance only covers damages at point of incident. I brought it up how it seems he forgot about my bike or rather couldn’t care that it got fixed or not because he knew it was there and did nothing till I called and asked. Still the same answer. I spoke to his supervisor who apologized for the long wait but then agreed that it’s not in policy to cover outside of accident reported.
I had been paying insurance that entire time it sat in that lot and felt cheated because of it. I switched carriers but I don’t want to have to pay out of pocket for extra damages caused by Ted’s negligence or what you may call it. I understand it may be necessary to understand the policy terms, but is there any basis to file a lawsuit against my previous insurance carrier for damages caused by their lack of actions if I find additional damages specifically for fluids and body wear? Thank you for your time.
tldr: motorcycle got hit, filed comprehensive claim, insurance requested to move bike to do damage appraisal, requested second move and would handle all leg work after basic check in with new shop, did no work on my claim for months, finally called found out nothing was done, bike might have more damages now, trying to get them to pay if damages present due to neglect.
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2023.06.03 02:16 AH-hoopz Selenium question

So the compiler keeps saying, 'WebDriver' object has no attribute 'find_element_by_class_name' so dose this mean the metod in which i am trying to get an element is wrong if so what is wrong here is the code
from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
import time
PATH = "C:\Program Files (x86)\chromedriver.exe"
driver = webdriver.Chrome(PATH)
driver.get("https://www.amazon.co.uk/?&tag=hydraamazonav-21&ref=pd\_sl\_4a68ybf4pe\_e&adgrpid=64701194335&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=499036539542&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8840192609301552297&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045064&hvtargid=kwd-294668573980&hydadcr=1261\_2384727")
search = driver.find_element_by_id("twotabsearchtextbox")
print(driver.title)
search.send_keys("PS4")
search.send_keys(keys.RETURN)
time.sleep(10)
input()
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2023.06.03 02:16 bird_connoisseur [TOMT][game][2010s] A safari/jungle themed math game with treehouse base and customization

I was just reminded of this game after talking with a friend and can't find its existence. I played it in 5th grade for homework and in school, but it could possibly have had lower grades too. It dealt with multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. I think part of the key to success was being fast with your answers along with correct obvs. There was quite a bit of customization you could do with your tree house. That was your home and main area outside of games. I remember I had a leopard and Christmas lights on mine. It wasn't like pixelated graphics or super retro looking like 90s-early 00s, it was drawn possibly with 3D elements
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2023.06.03 02:13 Drakolf TftM: War Crimes

Garhauf watched the people below with a quiet pensiveness. The verticality of the Central Sector of the Hedron never bothered him, not only was there gravitic shielding that prevented people from falling to their deaths- making it more like falling off a half-story and landing hard on the ground- but the railings were designed to prevent people from just climbing over and leaping down.
There being a fine on top of that didn't hurt matters either.
He took a drag from the pipe in his hands, a small gift from the Humans after the war, a way for them to say thank you, even though he was the enemy. He didn't inhale, not fully, drawing the smoke into his mouth, holding it for a moment, and releasing it in honor of his ancestors- not that the Hedron allowed the smoke to linger for long, even if it wasn't carcinogenic.
Small round drones swooped in, sucking up the smoke and filtering the air, his people were still lobbying for his culture's sacred herbs to be recognized as a non-toxic incense.
The door to the balcony opened, a Vagraxi expatriate stepped out, regarded Garhauf with a mixture of surprise and suspicion. "Why are you sitting in my spot, Caniti?" He demanded.
"Please. I've sat on this spot longer than you've been on this station." Garhauf remarked. "I was stationed here during the war with Humanity, I came up here to give honor to my ancestors for keeping me from getting butchered any time I fought on the frontlines."
The Vagraxi snorted and narrowed his eyes, Garhauf raised one mechanical arm and gestured toward the seat across from him. "It's a little farther, but you won't make a veteran stand up, now, would you?"
The Vagraxi sighed and sat across from him. The silence that fell wasn't tense, as many would expect. Garhauf eyed him for a few minutes, took another drag of the pipe, and let the smoke drift out of his mouth. "Your people are planning on going to war with them again."
It wasn't a question, nobody in their right mind believed the Vagraxi Empire would just sit around and allow Humanity to have a victory. The stalemate- and that is what it was, a stalemate- only ensured the Vagraxi Empire was stopped in their tracks from expanding.
"My people are the ones who recognize the Empire isn't infallible." The expatriate stated firmly. "That said, I am nonetheless still a citizen, and would be pressed into service if war broke out before I could fully immigrate."
Garhauf nodded. "Let me tell you something about my time in the war." He spoke. "I was a jailor back then, lost my arm, couldn't fight anymore, survived through sheer piss and spite. A warrior like me couldn't fight anymore, so they stuck me with watching over Humans." He fixed his eyes on the expatriate. "Humans, as long as you treat them with dignity, will not fuck you over."
"Please, we both know the Humans freely ignore their own laws of war when it suits them." The expatriate scoffed.
"Only half-true. They adhere very rigorously to their laws, they only ignore them when they're broken by the enemy." Garhauf took another drag from the pipe and let the smoke loose into the air. "I was the one who fed the Humans. kept them apprised of the war situation. I was trying to break their spirits, show them by how much we were winning, how we'd break their advance, how we held the line long enough to achieve our missions."
He nodded, tapping the pipe empty. "I was up here when they broke free. They broke containment, got their hands on our weapons, only shot the combatants. When they came up here, they didn't even aim a gun at me, said since I was the one who kept them in good health, I was free to leave."
"They didn't hate you." The expatriate remarked.
"I told them the only way I was getting off this station was as a corpse, and if they tried to push it, I'd tear their throats out. There was no way I would dishonor my ancestors by simply handing the Hedron over."
"What happened next?"
Garhauf chuckled. "They weren't interested in the Hedron as a weapon, they just wanted it out of the picture. Occupy it long enough to demoralize my people, so they cut me a deal. The Captain was in the bridge, holed up in there, ran in with his tail between his legs. Absolutely shameful behavior. They told me, if I killed him, I'd guarantee the survival of every soldier on the Hedron, constrained to their living areas, certainly, but not cramped in the prison."
"What did you do?"
Garhauf chuckled. "I refused. Said I wasn't going to do it unless the whole crew agreed to it. Bear in mind, they liked me, that gave me a lot of negotiating power. I knew I couldn't make them leave, I knew they weren't going to kill me unless it was necessary. So they did the next best thing."
He set the pipe on the table, leaned forward, and laced his fingers together. "They brought me to the brig and had me ask them."
"Surely your comrades said no." The expatriate remarked, shocked. "In what universe would that ever pan out?"
Garhauf laughed, it was the first, solid bellowing laugh he'd given. "This one, cub." He answered. "The Humans had already learned we'll turn our backs on a coward, and our captain had betrayed us all when he hid. We all knew we were well and truly flat-against-the-wall fucked. Absolutely rutted. So the decision was pretty easy, we couldn't take the Hedron back, but we could at least keep the firing codes out of Human hands for a while."
Garhauf sighed, shook his head, and cast his gaze down at the ground floor. "It was easy." He said. "The Humans let one technician out, he disabled the gravitic shielding, and I marched right up to the bridge alone, not a Human in sight. When the captain saw I was alone, he let me in, I told him how the Humans allowed weakness in their hearts and let me stay free because I did my duty and fed them. I told him, when I engaged with the Humans, to jump and make his escape."
"So he jumped." The expatriate spoke softly.
"So he jumped. He was quiet about it for the first few feet, when he realized he wasn't slowing down, he howled in fear, and then with a splat, he went silent. The fall killed him instantly, managed to twist himself around in the air, looking for a handhold, such that he landed on his head."
"What happened after that?"
Garhauf stretched and rolled his shoulders. "We were confined to the living quarters, I was the only one allowed in or out, so I was the one who carried requests to and from. Most of the stuff I was able to get, I was even able to negotiate trips to the training room, under armed escort, of course, just so we wouldn't go feral from boredom. By the end of the war, we didn't really care who the others were, since we treated each other with respect, we sort of became friends. Only two people died that entire time."
"Two?"
Garhauf nodded. "It's funny, the other jailor had a weak heart, he was in the middle of feeding the Humans when it finally gave out on him. The Humans managed to get the keys off of him, secured their arms, and took over the entire Hedron. Now, we all live here like one big happy family."
He stood up, picking up the pipe. "And this? A gift from those Human soldiers. Read the engraving."
The expatriate took hold of the pipe and read the words aloud. "To Garrauf-"
"Garhauf." He was corrected.
"To Garhauf, 10/10 would get jailed again." The expatriate looked up, confused.
"It's a Human joke." Garhauf remarked, taking the pipe back. "I met my mate back then, sometimes he lets me cuff him to the bed, as a treat." He pocketed the pipe "So, take my advice. If your captain is holding Humans in your ship's brig, and you want to survive when they inevitably get out? Make sure you're on feeding duty, and treat them with dignity." With that, he walked off, leaving a thoroughly confused Vagraxi alone to ruminate on his story...
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★ Butterfly Knife Freehand FN #1, B/O: $2500

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★ Bayonet Tiger Tooth MW #1, B/O: $1300

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★ StatTrak™ Huntsman Knife Rust Coat BS, B/O: $127


★ Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 2) FN, B/O: $375

★ Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 1) FN, B/O: $363

★ Bowie Knife Tiger Tooth FN, B/O: $269

★ Bowie Knife Crimson Web WW, B/O: $192

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★ Bowie Knife Ultraviolet FT, B/O: $126


★ Stiletto Knife Slaughter FN, B/O: $616

★ Stiletto Knife Crimson Web FT, B/O: $412

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★ Falchion Knife Lore FT, B/O: $214

★ Falchion Knife Autotronic FT, B/O: $192

★ Falchion Knife Scorched WW, B/O: $105


★ Survival Knife Crimson Web BS, B/O: $216

★ Survival Knife Case Hardened FT, B/O: $198

★ Survival Knife Scorched FT, B/O: $111


★ Shadow Daggers Fade FN, B/O: $368

★ Shadow Daggers Doppler (Phase 3) FN, B/O: $228

★ Shadow Daggers, B/O: $201

★ Shadow Daggers Damascus Steel FT, B/O: $108

★ Shadow Daggers Ultraviolet FT, B/O: $105

★ Shadow Daggers Black Laminate FT, B/O: $99

★ Shadow Daggers Forest DDPAT FT, B/O: $85


★ Gut Knife Doppler (Sapphire) MW #1, B/O: $1700

★ Gut Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 1) FN, B/O: $223

★ Gut Knife Marble Fade FN, B/O: $203

★ Gut Knife Doppler (Phase 2) FN, B/O: $191

★ Gut Knife Case Hardened BS, B/O: $127


★ Navaja Knife Doppler (Phase 4) FN, B/O: $199

★ Navaja Knife Doppler (Phase 4) FN, B/O: $199

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★ Navaja Knife Damascus Steel FN, B/O: $111


★ Classic Knife Urban Masked FT, B/O: $146

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★ Ursus Knife Doppler (Phase 3) FN, B/O: $476

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★ Skeleton Knife, B/O: $1137

★ Talon Knife, B/O: $608

★ Paracord Knife, B/O: $305

★ Survival Knife Forest DDPAT FT, B/O: $97

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★ Moto Gloves Transport MW, B/O: $204

★ Moto Gloves Polygon BS, B/O: $142

★ Moto Gloves Blood Pressure BS, B/O: $84

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★ Moto Gloves 3rd Commando Company BS, B/O: $63

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★ Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono WW, B/O: $1215

★ Specialist Gloves Tiger Strike FT, B/O: $672

★ Specialist Gloves Lt. Commander FT, B/O: $305

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★ Specialist Gloves Crimson Web BS, B/O: $137

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★ Driver Gloves Crimson Weave FT, B/O: $359

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★ Hydra Gloves Case Hardened BS, B/O: $65

★ Hydra Gloves Emerald FT, B/O: $65

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AK-47 Case Hardened BS, B/O: $130

AK-47 Bloodsport MW, B/O: $79

AK-47 Fuel Injector BS, B/O: $76

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AWP Fade FN, B/O: $1039

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AWP BOOM MW, B/O: $93

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StatTrak™ AWP Hyper Beast FT, B/O: $68

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AUG Flame Jörmungandr FN, B/O: $234

P90 Run and Hide FT, B/O: $147

Five-SeveN Candy Apple FN, B/O: $61

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2023.06.03 02:12 Omansurver The second part of the fourth section of a certain super well-made-like-oh-my-god-this-is-so-good literary piece of media that was inspired by a animated piece of media, or the second part of the fourth chapter.

So yeah, second part. I forgot to say the page count last time of this chapter last time, so I'll say it now. Chapter four is about fifty pages long, so it fits the bill when it comes to these things. Not much else to say, so enjoy.


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Jacob pondered.
On what exactly? Oh fine, I’ll tell you.
Jacob had just received what was, hopefully, a relatively unfiltered version of the recent events and situation on the planet. After about an hour of explanation, A had finished on the arrival of the disassembly drones, and the subsequent widespread assault on the worker drones. When Jacob had asked for the specific story of A’s squad, A had skirted around it, only lightly touching upon the subject. It was slightly suspicious, but Jacob didn’t plan on doing anything about it.
However, if it was the truth, it only raised more questions than answers. The fact that a company was willing to exterminate the entirety of what was probably a massive investment was just baffling. Jacob could only come up with two explanations, one of which was rather worrying to think about. The first was that of changing times; perhaps the company was so rich, and technology so advanced, that the worker drones could be replaced with the ease of buying another shipload of tissues. If you threw away an entire box of tissues, it would be annoying to say the least, but it wouldn’t cost a lot to just get another one.
But, it just didn’t make sense to Jacob that that would be the case. The United States military in the time of Jacob had heaps, thousands of missiles, and could afford to replace them as they were used. But if they all disappeared at once? It would take lots of time, money, and effort to replace each and every single last one of the lost payloads, and not to mention the logistical nightmare it would be.
So, that led Jacob to his other solution, one that insinuated a scenario far more confusing and sinister. If the company decided to just annihilate every worker drone, which is a very radical and illogical decision by a galaxy-spanning megacorporation, then it would line up with certain other decisions made by other people in the past.
During the Second World War, the U.S. government was fearful of a potential Japanese invasion. They believed that, if they did land boots on American soil, that the Japanese-Americans would rise up, taking the side of the invaders. And so, Roosevelt made the Executive Order 9066, ordering over one hundred and twenty thousand Japanese-Americans to be interned in concentration camps, where they would remain until near the end of the war.
This was an apt example for how even the most level-headed of individuals could make bad decisions under the influence of fear. If Jacob assumed that the same was true for this day and age, then perhaps the administration at the company had sent machines to kill the entire worker drone populace due some or maybe even all of them being much more dangerous than what was being let on. It was a bit far-fetched, but was the one of the only viable solutions at the moment, aside from his theory that nothing was real and they were all figments of the imagination of a being so complex they were nothing but fiction to it, but the chances of that were little to none.
Right?
Jacob’s pondering was interrupted by someone waving their hand in front of his face.
“Ugh, hello?” A snapped his fingers twice. “You there?”
Jacob blinked, refocusing on his present company. “Uh yeah, just processing.”
A scoffed. “Processing what? I thought humans were superior or something?”
Jacob smacked A’s hand out of his face. “Me too.”
A raised an LED eyebrow.
“Doesn’t matter.” Jacob waved hand in a dismissive way. “What now?”
“I dunno. That's all I had.” A shrugged.
“Nothing else you’re hiding?” Jacob questioned.
“No. There isn’t.” A glared at Jacob. “Now drop it.”
Jacob held up his hands in surrender. “Okay, jeez man, calm down. I just don’t wanna be bored for however long I’m stuck here.”
“Yeah well, that's not really my problem.” A stated.
Jacob didn’t reply, only sighing, before standing and getting up out of his seat.
A startled. “Wait, where are you going?”
“Out.” Jacob simply replied.
“Why?” A inquired.
Jacob shrugged. “Bored.”
A got to his feet as well. “Fine then. I guess I’m going as well.”
“You’re coming with?” Jacob asked incredulously.
“Yeah. I can’t have you running off and getting yourself killed.” A reasoned.
“They kept saying that too.” Jacob grumbled.
“Who said that?” A tilted his head.
“K and X.” Jacob answered. “Also, why don’t y’all have normal names? Why just letters?”
“I dunno.” A non-committedly replied.
“Huh.” Jacob took that as a cue to leave, turning to the ladder.
A followed closely behind, waiting until Jacob had gone through the small exit to ascend himself.
Jacob didn’t bother to use the ladder on the way down, buckling his knees and dropping the last few feet, hearing the snow crunch beneath him. He had been prepared to absorb the impact, but it seemed like whatever advanced mechanics his suit possessed had done the job all by itself, which was pretty nice. He made a mental note to test out the capabilities later on, just to get a general sense of the limits and what would be a danger to him.
Jacob heard a similar crunching noise behind him, causing him to look backwards, seeing A just awkwardly standing there.
“Just gonna follow me? Really?” Jacob was slightly annoyed.
“Yeah. I’ve gotta keep you safe until someone else takes you off my hands, or else I’ll-” A cut himself off.
Jacob took note of that, inferring what he might have been about to say. It only served to confirm his notion that he was sort of a VIP on the planet. He was to be protected at all costs, which was pretty nice for Jacob.
“So, you gonna do anything?” A asked.
* * *
The sound of snow crunching filled the empty room as the pair walked into it.
“Can we go back already?” X complained.
“No, and be quiet.” K scolded him. “It’s too echoey in this room, it’s annoying.”
X scoffed. “Pff, it’s fine. Nobody’s around for miles, we’re all good. Now when can we go back?”
K rolled her eyes. “We can go back when we find something, You heard what he said.”
“What who said?” X inquired.
“You idiot, our squad leader!? Our boss that we’ve spent who knows how long with!?” K cried out.
“Calm down, just messing around.” X leaned against the wall.
“Whatever, you know what A said. We can’t come back until we’ve found water.” K reminded X.
“Why do we even need it? I’m sure he’ll be fine.” X waved off the issue.
“He’ll die.” K deadpanned.
“He can walk it off.” X waved off the issue again.
“I don’t care, just get off the wall, we’ve gotta search every building.” K gestured for X to follow.
“How can we even find anything in here? Everywhere else we’ve checked has been empty.” X took his place next to K.
“You never know, now get to it.” K kicked over a rock, exposing a small marble.
X trotted over to a dented metal counter on one side of the room, peering underneath it.
“Nothing here, this is useless.” X whined.
“Shut up.” K called out.
X surprisingly obliged, kneeling down and searching the small cabinets that were connected to the counter. After finding nothing but a small skeleton huddled inside one of them, X sighed heavily, before making his way over to a large metal box. It might’ve been taller than him if it wasn’t tipped over on its side, with an assortment of power cords snaking out from an outlet on the back of it. Seeing a small handle on the front, X tugged on it, the slight rust giving way to superior strength.
However, X’s eyes went wide with shock, which changed to glee.
“Hey, look what I’ve found!” X called out to K.
K’s head whipped up, staring at the prize that X was brandishing. “You found- what is that?”
If the two had any idea what warm food was, they would’ve recognized the lumpy frozen good that X had in his hands as a perfectly preserved rotisserie chicken. If they had any sort of reheating device, and if they had proper taste buds, they might have been able to enjoy the sweet experience of a Thanksgiving dinner. However, they were ignorant robots who were about as smart as a middle schooler, so the only reaction that they, or at least one of them had, was confusion.
“I dunno, but it says chicken on the side!” X proudly exclaimed.
“What’s chicken?” K questioned.
“I’m . . . not sure . . . but I’m pretty sure it's food.” X’s LED eyebrows furrowed in thought.
“How do you know that?” K asked.
“Uh, I don't?” X seemed more confused than ecstatic now.
K shook her head. “Did you find anything useful?”
“Well I found this clear thing, but it only says something called ‘Dasani’ on the side.” X held up a clear plastic bottle, putting his finger in quotation marks when he said it.
“Give me that!” K dashed across the room, snatching the item out of X’s hands.
“Wha- hey!” X tried to grab at it, but K held it out of his reach.
“Back up!” K swatted X in the face, inciting a squawk of surprise.
“I found it first, give it back!” X shot back, tackling K, causing the bottle to roll across the ground.
The two began slugging at each other, scrabbling across the ground for dominance over a goddamn bottle, like a gang of the aforementioned middle schoolers. Nearly crushing the contested item multiple times, the two spent a good thirty seconds duking it out. And after K finally managed to curl into a ball around the bottle, X tried to no avail to recapture his former possession.
“You motherfu-” X was cut off by a noise from the door that led deeper into the building
The two highly professional disassembly drones shot to their feet, their gazes snapping to the origin of the sound. Standing there was a figure, about the same height as K and X, with familiar black plating and armor, kneeling down to grab a small blue marble that was on the floor. It appears as though the idiot had been trying to be sneaky to avoid capturing the attention of the killer robots, which clearly didn’t go as planned.
“Uh, hi.” The drone said after a moment of silence.
Even more silence.
The military drone took that as a cue to scoop up the marble, before dashing out of the room.
K and X instantly took chase, with K pocketing the small bottle for later. The military drone wasn’t quite fast, but it did make use of its head start well. The unnamed drone disappeared behind the corner, with the pair of disassembly drones right on his heels. However, when K turned around the edge, a bullet tore through the air, finding its home in her head. Completely unprepared, she fell to the ground.
X, contrary to what some might do, didn’t stop to assist her, instead just simply vaulting over her body, speeding onward. He was rapidly closing the distance between him and the military drone, when his prey suddenly whipped around with a pistol in its hand. X, unlike his comrade, was prepared for this inevitability, turning to the side and out of the path of the trio of bullets as they flew by him. X followed up on this by diving down onto the hapless drone, trying to skewer it on gleaming metal claws.
The drone didn’t have a chance to fight, but unknown to X, he did have time to press the small panic button on its jawline, or where the jawline would be if it was a human. If anyone on this planet was familiar with standard police or even military practice, they would recognize the small button as the useful yet annoying panic button.
For a bit of context, the panic button is usually represented as a small and easy-to-access device that, when activated, sends out an emergency distress signal that would notify the proper authorities of the panic button’s location and a dire situation. The panic button is common in the military, police personnel, elderly homes, schools, corporate buildings, apartment buildings, and basically everywhere else that isn’t a ghetto.
The drone, however, proved to be much smarter than his predecessors, much to the dismay of X. It dove to the side, dropping down and through a weakened rusty grate. As X’s claws scraped against the wall, the fleeing drone tossed a metal panel that was blocking the way out to his side, before dashing through the door. X jumped down to the lower floor, before continuing his chase.
A flurry of bullets ripped towards him, but X brought his arm up, letting his forearm absorb the projectiles that hit, and most missed. The drone ran down a comically long flight of stairs, taking three steps at a time. The stairs continued downward, eventually opening up to a basement with a gaping hole in the wall, which led straight into darkness. The drone nearly fell into the hole from the momentum of jumping down the stairs. But, it just managed to skid to a stop at the edge.
X landed at the foot of the stairs, crouching to absorb the impact. X’s gaze focused on the drone that was pointing the pistol at X, sights drawing a solid bead on his head. However, when it pulled the trigger, it was only met with a slight clicking sound. The drone gaze jerked down to the pistol, then straight back up to X, who was now diving towards it, claws outstretched.
The drone jumped backwards, losing his balance. Its foot slipped off the edge, and while the sudden space between it and X saved its life for the time being, it did have to contend with gravity, which was now pulling on the drone by a considerable amount.
X watched as the drone tumbled down the pit, hitting the sides. However, the sides of the pit were both sloped and slick with a thin sheet of ice, causing the drone to slide down to the bottom. The drone slammed against a large rusty metal pipe, which was a solid indicator of the pit’s identity as a sewer.
The drone scrambled to its feet, caving the skull in of a skeleton that appeared to have been a former inspector when one took into account the corpse’s clipboard and tattered clothes. X slammed down onto the large pipe, causing it to resonate like a gong. The drone snatched up a small length of rusty metal rebar that had impaled itself on the ground, the edge of the steel surprisingly sharp. The drone adopted a fighting stance, pointing the business end towards X.
The robotic predator didn’t care, however, just simply stabbing his prey with his own pointy stick, the sharp end of his nanite acid tail. The sharp tool stuck itself in the drone’s shoulder, causing it to drop the bar and curse. X took the opportunity to grip the drone by the head, while digging the claws of his other hand in its chest. X then looked into the opaque black visor of the military drone, before pulling in two opposite directions.
The effects were made known quickly, with the head of the military drone migrating away from its home connected to the body. Oil splashed down onto X, who took the opportunity to feed. X dropped the head, letting it hit the ground with a clang, dropping the body as well.
X stood over the fallen corpse, claws gleaming with oil. K landed next to him, retracting her wings.
“So you got it?” K asked.
“No I didn’t, he got away. This body right here is just a random pigeon, and you’re just hallucinating.” X replied sarcastically. “Also, how the hell did you get here so fast?”
K rolled her eyes. “Oh, be quiet. I’m just making sure, because knowing you, you would probably let him go for the funny.” She ignored his latter question.
“Well now that you mention it . . .” X looked sorrowfully at the body.
K punched him in the arm. “Whatever, we gotta go. I seriously doubt that he was alone-”
She was cut off yet again by a loud crash that originated from the hole up on the wall. The duo whipped around, only to see several guns pointed straight at them.
“Sup.” X nodded at the intruders.
* * *
The sound of conversation could be audibly heard from the lit tent.
The tent had been designated as the de facto headquarters for the former facility personnel, with a smaller offshoot serving as a meeting room for the leadership. The offshoot tent in question was currently being used for its purpose, with an emergency meeting being called. Not because of the discovery of a dead body, but for a different matter entirely.
“Can anyone at least tell me how this happened?” The Lead Engineer leaned on the table.
One of the data officers stepped forward. “We believe that when we were evacuating the facility, an error occurred that declassified the file.” They answered.
“An error did this.” The General wasn’t convinced.
“Well, yes. The computers had been degrading for a while now, and we had noticed that several of our autonomous programs were misbehaving, or just outright not working at all.” The data officer replied.
“And we did nothing about this?” The General glared at the trio of data officers that had joined them.
“We actually were doing all we could, but we didn’t have the materials to make a complete fix.” The Lead Engineer interjected.
“Why didn’t you tell me then!?” The General exclaimed.
“I did. You probably just forgot again.” The Lead Engineer suggested.
“What? I have the best memory here.” The General puffed out his chest proudly.
“Alright then, what were we just talking about?” The Lead Engineer inquired.
The General frowned. “We were talking?”
The Lead Engineer facepalmed. “Goddamn idiot.”
One of the data officers stepped up. “Uh, sir? There is still the matter of the ones who discovered the information.”
“Oh yeah, uh, dump them off the eastern bridge.” The Lead Engineer waved off the issue.
With a simple nod, the data officers left, accompanied by a few guards as well. The Lead Engineer sat back in his chair, before steepling his fingers on the desk. He looked back and forth between the assembled leadership, before the General spoke up.
“So, are we gonna continue or what?” He crossed his arms.
“Yes, sorry.” The Lead Engineer motioned to one of his ministers. “You take the lead, Kane.”
Kane got up, walking to the front of the tent, dragging a projector on a cart with him. When he arrived, he pulled down the white screen, securing the hook on a latch on the bottom. He then adjusted the cart, facing the lens towards the screen. He then attached a laptop to the projector, pressing a few buttons and fiddling with a few switches, cursing once. Finally, the projector flickered to life, shining an image onto the screen.
Kane cleared his throat. “Ahem, so. What you are seeing here is the first page of the document in question. As you can see here, it appears to be warning against a drone viewing whatever the contents of this file is.” Kane flicked to the next slide. “It continues to vehemently express this multiple times, not really differing in its warning at all.”
One of the military ministers, Alicia, raised her hand. “Uh, question?”
Kane paused. “What is it?”
“Its warning against drones? She asked.
“Yes, it is. I’ll explain this later on, so save your questions for the end please.” Kane looked back to the projection, skipping through the slides until he landed on the first one without a warning.
“Ah, here we go. So, as you can see here, this appears to be a logo for JCJenson-'' Kane was interrupted by a faint, “In Spaaaaacee!” from an unknown source. “Uh, anyway, as all of you know, JCJenson was the company that owned this planet, and the one that provided the drones that the government were using in their facility, which was us.” Kane flicked to the next slide.
“Here we can see a title for a project, along with several bits of accompanying information, like locations, associates, page number, references, you get the picture.” Kane then produced a long ruler from what seemed like thin air, before pointing the end at one of the words. “Pay attention to this one here ‘AbsoSolv’ as it’ll come up several times later on.” Going to the next slide, Kane cleared his throat yet again.
“This page is more confusing, as it appears to be mentioning several unit serial numbers that don’t match up with standard format, which are mixed in with several other ones that are in different format, like this one here,” Kane pointed his stick at a random one from the line. “This one says, S-010011X01, which I believe has a main identifying letter instead of a string of numbers based on time of construction.”
“Additionally, while some of these feature the normal serial numbers that worker drones use, they have another identifier after it, separated by a dash.” Kane flipped to the next slide.
“This one is more straightforward, as it appears to be featuring a set of technical designs of a modified worker drone with the serial number and other associated information listed at the top. The notes on the side are observations on the modifications that can be seen in the designs. Some of the original worker drone parts can be seen, but a majority of the inner and outer mass seem to have been altered or replaced with a substance that is described as ‘fleshy’. You can see at the very bottom a signature of an unknown human administrator, and a notice that marks the drone for ‘disassembly’ as an addendum can be seen that marks whatever this is as a failure, and a recommendation to request more data from their source.”
Kane took a breath, before going to the next slide. “This is essentially the same as the last one, and this continues for a few slides. Nothing of note can be found in them, save for a few different serial numbers that were listed in one of the prior slides.”
Kane flicked to the next slide. “This one has two addendums, which I will say in a moment. The image is different as well, with noticeably less random mutations and more of a form taking place. This one was supposedly much more successful than the others, and while it was still marked as a failure, the first addendum said that the team working on the project should strip the data from the drone in as best a condition as they could. The second one simply noted they were naming the specific strain of code they were using to ‘Absolute Solver’. The addendum does not mention any reason or motive behind the name, only noting the fact that their shareholders would be pleased.”
“The next one is the first apparent success in the line of experiments that JCJenson seemed to be doing. A single growth can be seen protruding from the back of the spinal transmitter, and several other growths have sprouted inside. However, it is noted that the drone survived the process, and remained somewhat coherent for a period of time afterwards, which seems to be an outlier when considering the others. There isn’t an addendum on this one, only a request from the team for more extensive data from their source to compare to this experiment.”
“This trend continues for a good while, so I’ll just summarize the important bits for all of you.” Kane stated. “Each version continued to show more and more productive attributes and traits, as is par the standard course. Throughout the notes, requests, and addendums, whoever was typing up the document repeatedly noted some things that I will review later, such as Absolute Solver, the ‘source’, Camp 98.7, Cabin Fever Labs, and disassembly drones.”
Kane flicked to the final slide. “This is the final page, with some items to note. It appears to be a reiteration of the specifics of the agreement between the government and JCJenson, with a few additional key things. It includes the standard formalities and the usual junk that we all know, but something else as well. When mentioning the exchange of data that came from the asset-” Kane paused as the room underwent an uncomfortable shuffle in their seats. “They mention a clear correlation between this project that JCJenson is, or was, working on, and the asset. They also instructed the government contacts that any unauthorized personnel, which included government agents, were now barred from entering Camp 98.7 due to ‘hazardous environmental conditions’ and that this was nonnegotiable.”
Kane turned away from the projector, clasping his hands in front of himself. “And now to explain.”
“From what me and the team I assigned could gather, we deduced the meanings and purposes behind several items that were mentioned in this file. The first and most obvious, the ‘source’ that is mentioned. They are receiving data from this source, which seems to be essential to the development of what they were working on. Based on their words, we figured that the source is likely the asset, and yes, the same asset that we are all familiar with.” Kane paused, seemingly to let his words sink in.
“Continuing on, we began to dissect what Camp 98.7 was. It was very clearly a location of sorts, but where it was and what it was used for was more complicated. While we never arrived at a solid conclusion, we believed that the most likely avenue was that Camp 98.7 might have been an outpost of sorts, perhaps used in conjunction with these Cabin Fever Labs.”
“On the matter of the Cabin Fever Labs, we can clearly assume that research and development of this Absolute Solver was being conducted there, and perhaps Camp 98.7 was a sort of staging ground or other type of location related to the lab. We believe that the location of one or both of these sites are hidden within another file.”
“And perhaps the most intriguing and complex matter of them all, Absolute Solver. We figured that it was likely that this Absolute Solver was instrumental in whatever experiments they were doing, or even being one of the subjects of the experiments themselves. From what we gather, Absolute Solver is something, maybe a piece of alien machinery, some sort of unknown lifeform, an experimental strain of cutting-edge code, one of those things, but whatever it is, it is not something that is ‘normal’. It appears to have a unique effect on those it hosts or comes into contact with, rapidly generating new organic material, with sometimes uncontrolled effects. While the file only shows the experiments that used drones, we don’t know if any humans or other organic lifeforms were included either. Likely not, considering the legality of the situation, but it's open to discussion.”
Kane took a large breath, before continuing.
“And finally, the disassembly drones. They seem simple, but my team believed it to be heavily related to our current situation. They aren’t mentioned very often, but they appear to be a direct result of their experiments or related to one. From what we could gather, they are meant to, well, disassemble. Drones on par with military-grade ones that are capable of a variety of things, like bullet fire, rocket launching, melee combat, flight, digital warfare, and regeneration.” Kane watched as his words dawned upon his audience, expressions filling with shock.
“Yes, those drones. The disassembly drones that we read about are likely some variant of the unknown assailants that attacked the facility, and stole the asset in the process.”
The General sputtered. “B-but that would be a severe political incident! If those drones were under the command of JCJenson, and they stole GOVERNMENT property, then they would be liable for retaliation!”
Kane tried to calm the room. “Now, hold on, I’m not done-”
The Lead Engineer also appeared to be shocked. “Why didn’t you tell me this earlier!?”
“You told me to wait for the meeting!” Kane exclaimed.
The room erupted into disarray.
“We need to mobilize, hunt down those damn traitors!”
“What's their last known location!?”
“Where is the nearest transmitter, send out a request for retaliatory action!”
Suddenly, a drone burst into the room, knocking over the projector cart in the process. Everyone turned to look at him, ceasing the chaos for a moment.
“Er, uh, sirs?” The drone asked.
“Yes?” The General and the Lead Engineer stood up at the same time.
“I, uh,” The drone looked back and forth between the two administrators. “Well, we received a panic signal from one of our scouts.”
The General scoffed. “Why would that be enough to warrant our intervention? He probably just tripped on a conveniently placed banana peel.”
The messenger fidgeted nervously. “Well, his partner reported moments before the signal came in that he heard gunshots.”
The administrative drones shared a collective uneasy look.
“What did you do?” The General asked slowly.
“The officers who received the signal first sent in two of the patrol squads that were nearby at the time.” The messenger answered.
The drones in assembly all either looked down in disappointment or facepalmed.
The General spoke up after a moment. “Send in a squad as fast as you can to their last known location. Only veterans, and outfit them with heavy weaponry and explosive ordnance.” The General paused, before adding an afterthought. “And give them some cutting equipment too.”
The messenger blinked in surprise. “Wait, sir, are you sure-”
“Just tell the officers already!” The General slammed his fist down onto the cheap plastic table, which formed a crack.
The messenger saluted quickly, before dashing out of the room.
The Lead Engineer took a cursory look at the assembled drones, before he sighed.
“We’re screwed.”
* * *
“Are you going back anytime soon?”
Jacob looked back at his unwanted companion.
“No.” He answered simply, before resuming his casual trot.
“We’re getting too far away from the spire, and the sun is coming up in an hour or two. I for one don’t want to get caught out.” A insisted.
“Well I don’t die from a bit of sunlight, so too bad.” Jacob stepped over a tire rim.
“I’m not sure that’s your choice.” A stated.
Jacob paused and looked backward. “Oh, so you’re bossing me around now?”
“Maybe, if you keep on making dumb decisions like this.” A stopped as well.
“Pff, I’ll be fine.” Jacob waved his hand in the air to emphasize his point.
“You won’t last ten minutes.” A dead-panned.
“Nah, I’ll speedrun this stuff, I’ll be off-planet in an hour.” Jacob proudly said.
A shook his head and sighed. “Whatever you say.”
Jacob didn’t answer.
Jacob then looked around. “Wait, where are we? I wasn’t keeping track.”
“And you said that you would- whatever, we’re like, three miles away from the base.” A replied.
“Huh, went that far?” Jacob asked.
A frowned. “Three miles isn’t that far-”
A was interrupted by a rather loud crack that resonated through the landscape.
Jacob blinked. “Uh, ok then-”
Jacob was also interrupted by a trio of cracks and bangs, sounding slightly familiar.
“Are those-” Jacob was, yet again, interrupted by even more bangs.
“-gunshots?” He finished.
“I wouldn’t worry, those idiots are probably either messing around, or they found a worker drone to kill.” A nonchalantly answered.
“Shouldn’t we go check it out though?” Jacob inquired.
“It isn’t a problem.” A said, annoyed.
“Well it would give me something to do.” Jacob insisted.
A checked the time, before looking at the horizon for signs of sunlight.
“Eh, fine. Wouldn’t hurt, I guess.” A shrugged.
“Nice.” Jacob grinned underneath his ballistic visor.
* * *
K sliced through the head of the last desperate drone, before spitting out a bullet.
“You done?” K called out to X.
“Yeah, I guess. By the way, do you still have my Dasani thing?” X looked at K hopefully.
“Yes, I do. And besides, it isn’t yours, it's for Jacob.” K answered.
“What? Why is he getting it? Why not me?” X exclaimed.
“Because it's water, idiot. An uncontaminated source, like A told us, remember?” K glared at X.
“I guess, but that's water?” X asked.
“Yes, it is. It matches the description.” K replied
“Description?” X questioned.
“Yeah, the description. You know what description means, right?” K seemed even more annoyed.
“I know what it means.” X snapped. “But how do you know what water looks like?”
K just shrugged, before turning towards the exit.
“Come on, we gotta get back soon.” She flew upwards, landing on the ledge.
X followed suit, tracing their steps back through the building. X looked back up at the rusty grate that the drone had fallen through, which he now identified as being part of a weirdly placed catwalk. Scanning the environment, X found that the only entrance to the small alcove would be the hole in the catwalk. The basement that the small room was connected to didn’t have an entrance either, only having the gaping hole in the side of the room, which likely wasn't intended. That would mean that a person would have to chop through the sewer wall to get into the basement and adjoining alcove, or jump off the catwalk. Both of those options didn’t make any sort of sense at all. In fact, the catwalk wasn’t even needed, someone could have just removed the entire basement-and-alcove plan entirely, which also removed the necessity for a catwalk. All in all, whoever designed the building was either high off of some crazy drugs, an idiot, or both.
But, none of these thoughts went through X’s head, as he was only thinking about the devastating loss of his cool plastic bottle.
K hefted herself up onto the rusty catwalk, with X following close behind. K went through the doorway, only for a rather eventful event to stop her momentarily.
A rocket screamed through the air, smacking K straight in the chest. The resulting explosion blew X backwards and K apart, with oil splashing onto the ground in the process. With a clatter, X hit the ground, slightly dazed. He looked to his left to see what looked like the arm of K, twitching slightly. X tried to get up, only to fall again, after he put his weight on a hand that wasn’t there.
X, seeing the failure of Operation: GTFU, adjusted his position so that he could get up with his other hand only, which was thankfully still there. Investigating his left arm, he could see that everything down from the elbow had been separated from himself in the blast. He didn’t have time to look for it or go get it, so he simply let the matter go.
Standing up, X stared through the smoke, before diving back down onto the ground when another rocket came streaking past him. It scratched his face, sending small sparks up, before heading down the other hallway. X pointed his own rocket launcher into the fog, before firing off a flurry of shots. He heard explosions, but wasn’t rewarded with screams or grunts of pain. Problematic, to say the least.
X took the opportunity to kick K’s assorted dismembered body parts down into the lower alcove, where she should eventually reassemble herself. She was really taking a beating recently, and she would probably be frustrated about that when X was all done, but that wasn’t his problem-
X nearly met the same fate as K when another rocket flew from the open doorway, the fog starting to clear up. X jumped up and over the RPG, letting it fly into the unexplored depths of the building. He couldn’t do this dance forever, so he made the executive decision to charge into the unknown.
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Anyway, I'll be posting the next part tomorrow, so hang on tight for the singular person that made it to the end. No need to like, this is purely for my own benefit. See ya.
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2023.06.03 02:10 marmaladesalad Anti theft won’t stop, alarm won’t stop, can’t use our car please help

We had to unlock the car with our key because the key fob wasn’t working and it triggered the anti theft system and now we can’t use our car, the alarm won’t stop unless the battery is unplugged. I don’t know what to do or who to call to fix it. We changed the batteries in the key fob and it still won’t work. Our car is a 2009 Mazda 3. I googled and looked up but I don’t know anything about cars and I can’t make sense of the answers I get I don’t even know where to start any help is appreciated <3
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2023.06.03 02:10 Zomhuahua [TOTK] I am convinced TOTK's past takes place at the same time as Ocarina of Time, in the "downfall timeline".

The more I analyze Zelda, Nintendo's design philosophy and individual personalities, I believe I understand the series a little bit better. Gameplay comes first and foremost, if any kind of story element comes in the way of gameplay, gameplay will be favored. Having said that, I do think Nintendo is very careful and thoughtful with the little bites of story and lore elements they give us in every game. That's why the Master Sword and Triforce are vetoed from minor games, story might not be their priority but they care a lot about it. I think Nintendo gave us very subtle and very deliberate details to connect TOTK's past to OoT. I will try to enlist the facts that I think point towards the evidence that TOTK's past connects to Ocarina of Time in the "downfall timeline"... or the "no hero timeline".
Rauru- Most people have claimed TOTK's past happens after Skyward Sword and before Ocarina of Time, citing that the establishment of Hyrule Kingdom happened before Minish Cap and Four Swords, apparently hundreds of years before Ocarina of Time... however, what is interesting, is that when you actually read the whole timeline in detail, after Skyward Sword's section and before Minish Cap's chapter, Hyrule Historia mentions that Rauru built the Temple of Time in the Era of Chaos, which happened before The establishment of Hyrule Kingdom. This means Ocarina of Time's Rauru was very much alive when Hyrule's Kingdom was established, meaning the Rauru we see in Ocarina of Time could be exactly the same Rauru we see in TOTK.
I always saw Rauru as a monk or priest for the way he is dressed, however we never saw the King of Hyrule, I would think the only person with the power to seal the Triforce, would actually have to be the King and not some priest/monk (after all, only the royal family is supposed to have knowledge about the Triforce) and now that we know thanks to Tears of the Kingdom that Rauru was the first king of Hyrule... it all seems to connect. Yes, I know TOTK's Rauru is a freaking goat and OoT’s Rauru looked completely human.... but we know Rauru has shapeshifting abilities since Ocarina of Time, he could easily have a human, goat and owl form. Yes, I know Minsh Cap and Four Swords happen hundreds of years before Ocarina of Time, however continuity with spin offs and mobile games are not a priority, they could be considered non-canon or placed elsewhere in the timeline.
I also have to add that we had only seen Rauru once in the history of the series, in Ocarina of Time. Gaepora from Skyward Sword is clearly his ancestor, while King Rhoam and King Dahpnes feel familiar but they are not Rauru.
That Ganondorf Scene - In Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf kneels before the King of Hyrule (Rauru IMO) in fake a pledge of fealty. In Tears of the Kingdom, Ganondorf kneels before Rauru the King of Hyrule in a fake pledge of fealty. Those scenes mimic each other and I really don't think it's a coincidence. We are seeing the same events unfold in different realities. In this reality, for whatever reason you like, there was no hero and that's why Rauru and the sages had to fight in the Imprisoning War. We know about Ganondorf in the child timeline and the adult timeline.... but we had never heard about Ganondorf in the downfall timeline, only about the entity named Ganon. I think this is Nintendo's way of creating a Ganondorf for that timeline.
Geography - Breath of the Wild hinted that the Great Plateau is located exactly where Hyrule Castle and the Castle Town used to be in Ocarina of Time. The Temple of Time, the bridge, the fountain and even the castle ruins seem to align with what was seen in Ocarina of Time. Where do Sonnia and TOTK's Rauru hang out? In The Great Plateau-Ancient Hyrule Castle/Castle Town. Where does OoT's Rauru hang out? In Ancient Hyrule Castle/Castle Town- the Great Plateau.
In the memory "An Unfamiliar World", Zelda takes a glance at the landscape in Hyrule's past to understand that she's in a different time. We can barely see anything that could differentiate both eras. I would've thought the only difference was the absence of "modern" Hyrule Castle. However, someone in another subreddit pointed out that Death Mountain has a smoke ring, which is a very peculiar detail only seen in Ocarina of Time. Again, I really don't think they would've included a detail like that, if they didn't want to tell us something with it.
Kotake and Koume? - I'll admit this proof is way more subjective and might even disprove my theory, however, there is something interesting about Kotake and Koume in TOTK, that might connect the game even further to Ocarina of Time. So far, Ocarina of Time is the only mainline game that has shown the sorceress Kotake and Koume, apparently Ganondorf's surrogate mothers. In the memories "The Gerudo Assault" and "A Show of Fealty", we see two masked gerudo women who seem to be the highest ranked gerudo and the closest to Ganondorf. One has a blue stone in her mask, while the other one has an orange stone, just like Kotake and Koume. To be honest, I think that's the only thing that actually connects these masked figures to Kotake and Koume... but again, I really don't think Nintendo would include such a detail if they didn't want to tell us something. Some people might say that seeing young Kotake and Koume is undeniable proof that TOTK's past takes place hundreds of years before Ocarina of Time... but they are sorceress and they are masked, maybe the old hags are just hiding behind the mask, after all, we even saw they have the power to "rejuvenate" their body in Ocarina of Time.
Sages - So far, it was assumed that the sages that took part in the Imprisoning War and sealed Ganon were the sages from Ocarina of Time, hence why they have towns named after them in Zelda AoL. However TOTK's retelling of the Imprisoning War seems to do a retcon on this... or does it? We don't have a Kokiri and we don't have a Sheikah but what about the others? We have a gerudo that looks like Nabooru, a Goron that could easily be a harrier Darunia and a Zora that does NOT seem to fit with Ruto.
In Breath of the Wild most of the divine beasts were named after sages from Ocarina of Time, TOTK's past happened before the creation of the Divine Beasts and surprise, surprise, the design of the divine beasts seem to be inspired by the design of TOTK's sages armors, which probably means that the Divine Beats are named after them, Vah Ruta, Vah Medoh, Vah Rudania and Vah Naboris. Where Ruta, Rudania and Naboris their real names or were their original names (Ruto, Darunia and Nabooru) modified after thousands of years? I think we have to come up with our own answers here. I'd like to believe some of the sages we saw in TOTK's past are some of the sages from OoT in an alternate reality.
Conclusion- Landmarks, characters, names, events and locations seem to connect the past seen in Tears of the Kingdom to Ocarina of Time. So far, we thought that the Hero of Time was defeated by Ganondorf in their final encounter, creating the "downfall timeline" and leading to the events of The Decline of Hyrule and The Imprisoning War, but we had never seen what happened in that time. Tears of the Kingdom shows us what actually happened. I think the lack of evidence of a hero in those times points towards the nonexistence of a hero. However, anyone can make whatever they want with their headcanon there, this is very much left up for interpretation. Maybe Link wasn't defeated in the final showdown with Ganondorf, maybe he was eaten by Gohma while helping the Deku Tree or he was killed as a child by Ganondorf's kamekameha in their first encounter. You can make up whatever you want, to explain the hero's absence in TOTK's past.
While I do still believe that Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom are part of a unified timeline that connects all Zelda games (the now cannon amiibo armors are the best evidence for this), TOTK's events seem to make the "downfall timeline" the most cannon timeline in that reality. What do you think? Is TOTK a reboot, a retcon or a unification of all timelines and realities? I’d love to hear what other people think TOTK’s events do for the continuity of the series and ideally reach an agreement on what TOTK means for the series (lol, that’s never going to happen).
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2023.06.03 02:00 NarrowAstronaut8024 CKB Monthly Update May 2023

CKB Monthly Update May 2023

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Hello Nervos Community!
Welcome to Nervos Monthly Update, where we bring you the latest news and developments from the Nervos ecosystem. Curated by CKBFans Chinese Community, we value your feedback. If you have any suggestions or ideas to help us improve our content, please share with us.

1. Insights

1.1 ForceBridge

Forcebridge is an open-source cross-chain protocol on Nervos CKB that supports multi-chain. It currently supports two-way cross-chain between Nervos CKB and Ethereum and BSC. ForceForce Bridge 2.0 is under development.
As of the publication of this newsletter, the Total Value Locked (TVL) on ForceBridge has reached $5,194,287(-7.7%)
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Total Volume Locked on ForceBridge:
Ethereum:$4,608,148
BSC:$586,139

1.2 Godwoken - Layer 2

Godwoken is a Layer2 solution that combines Polyjuice's EVM compatibility layer with Roll-up expansion.This Layer 2 solution offers high throughput and security. With its support for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), Godwoken enables developers to use Ethereum contracts while maintaining scalability, speed, and low transaction costs.
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*Data only from YokaiSwap.
📅 30.05.2023 ⏮ #TVL last period: $10,377,346
🆕 #TVL this period: $9,076,444
📉 30-day growth: -12.54%.
view Godwoken v1 data on Geckoterminal view Godwoken v0 data on defillama

1.3 Hashrate

Hashrate measures the computing power used by a network to process transactions, and it helps investors assess a cryptocurrency's network health and security. A higher hashrate means a more decentralized and secure network that is more resistant to potential attacks.
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📅 30.05.2023
🔨 30-day average hashrate: 180.30 P
📉 30-day average growth rate: -4.18%
💰 CKB per T: approx. 67 CKB

1.4 .bit (Formerly DAS)

.bit is the DID (Decentralized Identity) on Nervos.
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2.Development Progress Update

2.1 💻 CKB Dev Update

CKB’s latest version v0.110.0 GitHub Link
Reduced memory usage during the Initial Block Download (IBD) process by 26% for improved efficiency.
Introduced several new Remote Procedure Call (RPC) methods, making development easier for developers.

2.2 🦾 Axon Dev Update

Axon Development Updates #1190 GitHub Link
Developed multiple modules, including support for RPC calls and optimization of storage and querying functionalities.
Made significant progress in developing transactions, contracts for staking, delegation, and withdrawal, and refined website design for the upcoming release.

3. Monthly Ecological Progress & Highlights

3.1 ⛏️ CKB L1 Runs 10 Million Blocks Non-Stop

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Nervos Network's CKB L1 achieved a major milestone, running 10 million blocks without interruption.
Explore the dedicated halving website created by community members at nervoshalving.com.

3.2 🇻🇳 Nervos BUIDL HAPPY HOUR Event in Vietnam

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Nervos partnered with SUCI Community, a local Web3 education institution, to organize a BUIDL HAPPY HOUR event in Ho Chi Minh City. The event targeted VCs and developers and aimed to foster collaboration and innovation in the blockchain space. Check out the event highlights.

3.3 🇺🇸 Nervos "DO YOU MINE" Event in Miami

Nervos, in collaboration with AsicJungle and HelloLumerin communities, hosted a "DO YOU MINE" Happy Hour event for miners in Miami, USA. The event provided a networking platform for miners to discuss the latest developments in mining. Find out more about the event.

3.4 🎥 Nervos Hashing it Out Episode 12

In the latest episode of Nervos Hashing it Out, guests including 6Figs, Dunki, and jmitch discussed market trends and policy influences in the cryptocurrency industry. They also shared insights on Brad Sherman's and Joe Biden's views on crypto investments and tax loopholes. Watch the full episode on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZEMphOSHl4).

3.5 💰 CKB Community Fund Supports ckbdapps.com Proposal

CKBFans community submitted a funding proposal to the CKB Community Fund DAO for the development of ckbdapps.com, a “one-stop-shop” for exploring the Nervos ecosystem. The proposal has been approved, and the website is scheduled to launch a test version in June. Proposal details.

3.6 📣 Dotbit Implements Community Governance, Launches Voty Voting System

Dotbit announced the implementation of community governance and invited community members to contribute as builders of the Dotbit ecosystem. The Voty voting system, based on .bit SubDID, has been launched. It provides a platform for active participation in community activities and the development of the Dotbit ecosystem. Learn more about Voty.

3.7 🦴 Win a Nervape NACP Bonelist

Participate in the Nervape NACP Bonelist event for a chance to win. The NACP Bonelist is an enhanced whitelist that offers exciting benefits. Learn more about it here. NACP Bonelist

3.8 🎙️ "Digital Age" Interview with Nervos Ecosystem Development Director

Nervos Ecosystem Development Director Jane Wu was interviewed by "Digital Age", providing valuable insights into Nervos and its two key advantages. Read the full interview here

4.Get Involved with Nervos

4.1 💻 Learn CKB Development from Scratch

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Interested in developing Dapps on CKB or curious about Nervos but unsure where to start? Our CKB tutorial is perfect for those with no coding skills, offering hands-on experiments on the Nervos TestNet in both English and Chinese.
Get your hands dirty now: Learn CKB From 0️⃣ https://zero2ckb.ckbapp.dev

4.2 🤝 Connect with the Nervos Community

Join the Nervos community on Discord: https://discord.gg/YNy2zc9EfZ
Stay updated with the latest Nervos ecosystem and technology news on Telegram: https://t.me/NervosNetwork
Stay informed on the latest CKB market updates on Telegram: https://t.me/NervosNation
That's all for this issue of the CKB Monthly Update. Stay tuned for more updates and developments.
Thank you for your continued support of Nervos. Subscribe now to receive future newsletters and stay up-to-date with our work.
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2023.06.03 01:57 Professorplumsgun Does anyone else drunk drive occasinaly?

Sometimes if I have nothing better to do, I like to go on a little joyride. I'll prepare a few cocktails with the shaker, grab my keys, and go for a stroll thru the neighborhood. I like to do this for about an hour or so. I have a meticulous system; everything has to be planned. I would never drive drunk on the spur of the moment and would rather take the train home after a round of drinks with the lads. Driving after a rowdy night out would be irresponsible because, imo, spontaneity invites chaos. I think it's pretty safe if its all pre-planend tho. Then I can ensure that I'm not totally inebriated. Typically I'll have about 3 homemade cocktails before leaving. I'll put the last one one in my thermos, put on my drunk driving playlist, and hit the road. Sometimes if I'm feeling especially bored I'll venture outside of the neighborhood to more trafficked areas, like the freeway. I like to bring road beers for those occasions. If you're not a bad driver, and responsible, I would really recommend giving it a try. It has added an element of danger to my life, and I genuinely feel that I value it more now. There's no better way to introspect on ones own mortality than being drunk behind the wheel, imo. It's also a good way to listen to podcasts.
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