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2009.06.02 12:17 bimomib Live better longer.

Reasons to hope to see the age of 100 and beyond: Biomedical rejuvenation through damage repair, manipulation of metabolism, beyond the mere results of exercise, caloric restriction, and fasting. Stem cell therapies, anti-cancer viruses, gene therapy, senolytics, and whatever is coming next... /longevity is the place to find all information about new longevity, healthspan, happyspan, and rejuvenation research related news.

2013.10.03 13:11 patr1234 The Downsides of Modern Development

A photography subreddit of all the hideous places human beings built or inhabit. Come here for aesthetic appreciation of the darker side of the cities, towns, and villages in our shared world. We welcome any photos which show either ugliness, or a problem in urban development. Rural and suburban hell are also allowed.

2009.06.27 21:19 antidense North Korea

Discussion about everything North Korea, one of the most controversial and unusual places on Earth: Join us to discuss its people, political and social issues, crises, controversies, power struggles, quirks, arts, diaspora and propaganda. Jokes and memes are not allowed.

2023.05.31 02:04 dreybiz Rec for tonight on PS4. Looking for unselfish win first. I got a guard or center

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2023.05.31 02:04 Electrical-Plane-373 Verbal/emotional abuse or just toxicity?

Over the course of our almost 11 year relationship I have found my (38f) partner (32m) to be what I believe is emotionally and verbally abusive. We’ve had lengthy periods of time where it’s not an issue but it never fails to reappear. I won’t carry on much about past instances but id like to share some of his words from yesterday because I feel like I’m going insane. I switch from beating myself up for upsetting him to being angry and wanting to stand up for myself. I’ve been extremely quiet for the last 18 hours as I process and navigate.
He was yelling a lot and he knows this is a trigger and the thing I hate most. I shut down and breakdown and it’s just awful. I don’t really yell back anymore, I just cry because he can be so mean. He said that I have been complaining about his temper and yelling for so many years now, that if I don’t like it, I should just leave because he’s not changing. That I need to be more submissive if anything. When I tell him his words are hurtful and he’s mean and destroying my feelings, he doesn’t seem concerned, he seems annoyed. There is no shame or regret, he feels justified. If I don’t like him yelling, the I shouldn’t make him mad. I feel so sad and hopeless. This is all because I had “an attitude”. Like I can’t be human and express frustration when I need to. What is this?? He talks to me like he’s not afraid to lose me but when I seriously consider and take steps to separate he doesn’t want to let me go. I’m usually super eager to make things right but it doesn’t feel right to apologize for being human, especially after all the scolding and yelling. I’m very withdrawn today because I don’t know how to proceed.
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2023.05.31 02:04 bradwest96 Check out all the gear that King Gizzard rented for Boston Calling (plus a copy of lyrics to “Converge”)

Check out all the gear that King Gizzard rented for Boston Calling (plus a copy of lyrics to “Converge”)
I work for a backline/audio rental company in Massachusetts and King Gizzard rented a whole bunch of amps and stuff from us.
Also pictured is a copy of the lyrics for "Converge" which the band debuted this weekend.
Couldn't find any set lists on stage but I thought you all might enjoy seeing the form and lyrics of an unreleased song.
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2023.05.31 02:04 Perfect_Alps9982 Will Levis Prime Signatures /25 2022 Bowman

What you guys estimate it’s worth? Sent for grading. Perfect centering and condition
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2023.05.31 02:03 thatskymirian Sky’s most colorful event of the year will soon be upon us, supporting The Trevor Project. Days of Color begins at 00:00 on June 1st through 23:59 on June 14th!

Sky’s most colorful event of the year will soon be upon us, supporting The Trevor Project. Days of Color begins at 00:00 on June 1st through 23:59 on June 14th!
Shared by TGC on all major communication channels. Check out their tweet here:
Thank you for your patience! Sky’s most colorful event of the year will soon be upon us, and we're excited to support an amazing cause once again. Learn more about Days of Color, an updated take on a fan favorite 🎨

Build Something Beautiful Together During Days of Color

Arcs of rainbows will soon be gracing the skies over the realms. Days of Color will soon be here, and with it, Sky’s annual celebration of the diversity that makes our shared world so vibrant.

An Updated Name for a Continuing Celebration

Each year in Sky, diversity, hope, and inclusion have been at the center of the event players have known as Days of Rainbow. We were excited to add big updates to it this year, especially because we know the event means a lot to so many players around the world. Because of that, we also wanted to touch on the name change from Days of Rainbow to Days of Color.
Expanding the event meant digging into the core themes that players have experienced since Days of Rainbow debuted in 2020. While the themes and messages haven’t changed, the new activities this year better capture what can be achieved only when all of our different colors can shine together.
The updated name highlights this, and as Days of Color, the event will continue to focus on diversity, hope, and making the world inside and outside of Sky more inclusive for everyone.

Revelry in the Clouds

The most colorful time of Sky’s year begins at 00:00 on June 1st, and runs until 23:59 on June 14th. Two event guide Spirits arrive in Home for the occasion who can teleport you to where the main festivities will be held: the secretive area high above Daylight Prairie, expanded specially for the occasion.
Within this vivid and colorfully decorated space, players can use their capes to charge eight platforms, which become available one by one each day of the event—a nearby closet and magical spell-lending geyser can help if you need to make a quick cape change. From the eighth day onward, all of the platforms can be charged with the aid of other players, and once they are, get ready for a brilliant display that shares Light and lifts all players to scenic and glittering heights.
Even if you stay near the platforms (or choose to visit Sky’s rare pupper), the area is perfect to decorate with color trail spells as you fly around! The spacious scenery also allows dozens, even hundreds of players to gather together using the festival tech featured in Season of Passage quests and the Season of AURORA concert. All the colorful avatars of fellow Sky children from across the world may just create a living rainbow of their own.
Outside of the event space, a double rainbow in Home provides colorful Light and a laid-back way to gather with friends. And of course, some themed daily quests point the way to places in the realms where you can appreciate the beauty of a rainbow (or, perhaps, the discovery that comes at the end of one).

Days of Color Currency

We mentioned earlier this year that we’re planning to make some changes to Sky’s economy this year, and as we announced in a recent blog post, event-specific currencies are one example of that plan in action. Days of Color will be the first event to feature event currency, which will hopefully make it easier than ever for players of all experience levels to unlock the newest Days of Color memento being introduced this year.
As you explore the event area and complete themed Daily Quests, keep an eye out for small iridescent, bubble-like spheres. Players can collect 8 every day during the event—and on days with themed Daily Quests, up to 12 each day! Explore a bit more on the weekends and you might find an extra bubble or two…
Note: The total number of event currency intended to be available during the event is affected by a bug. To offset that bug, we’ll add 8 event currency to the inventory of all players who log in during Days of Color. The only thing you need to do to receive this is to log into the game.

Colors That Make a Difference

This year we’re proud to share that we’ll once again be supporting The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project’s programs include crisis services, education, peer support for people around the world, and other efforts to ensure young people can have the chance to thrive no matter who they are. You can read about our 2022 campaign with the Trevor Project here.
We are making a donation to The Trevor Project during Pride month in association with the Days of Color campaign, and will reveal the total amount after Days of Color has concluded. We invite you to join us in supporting The Trevor Project this month!

2023 Days of Color Campaign Items

  • Dark Rainbow Pack $9.99 (all prices USD)
    • As a token of gratitude in return, 40 regular Candles are included with the purchase of this campaign pack
    • $5.00: Days of Color 2023 campaign
    • $3.00: platform fees
    • $1.99: development
  • Rainbow Pack flower hair accessory: $19.99 (returning item)
    • As a token of gratitude in return, 75 regular Candles are included with the purchase of this campaign pack
    • $10.00: Days of Color 2023 campaign
    • $6.00: platform fees
    • $3.99: development
  • Double Rainbow Pack flower hair accessory: $9.99 (returning item)
    • As a token of gratitude in return, 40 regular Candles are included with the purchase of this campaign pack
    • $5.00: Days of Color 2023 campaign
    • $3.00: platform fees
    • $1.99: development

Other Days of Color Items

During the two weeks of the event, a number of other items will be offered for sale or in exchange for in-game currency. These can be found from the event guide Spirits, or from the in-game shop. (Please note that these are not Days of Color 2023 campaign items.)
  • New this year—Dark Rainbow Cape: 104 Days of Color currency
    • This is earned through our brand new event currency
  • Rainbow Cape: 175 Candles
  • Rainbow Trousers: 95 Candles
  • Rainbow Braid Accessory: 20 Hearts
  • New this year—Dark Rainbow Tunic: $14.99
  • Rainbow Earring: $2.99
  • Rainbow Headphones: $9.99
  • Rainbow Hat: $9.99
Free trial spells for all items are available from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s Boat in Home.

A Rainbow of Colors, United

We can’t wait to present all the updates we’ve been working on for this event to bring new experiences to players. With our individual colors together, respecting and welcoming everyone around us, and making the world inside and outside of the game a place where everyone can thrive—those are the skies we hope to see you in!
Reminder I'm not TGC staff, just reposting their announcements :D
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2023.05.31 02:03 TheMagicalSock [WTS] Benchmade 3300 Infidel

Hello all,
I’d really like to sell a knife on knife_swap , but I keep pricing myself out of the market so that I don’t have to sell a knife on knife_swap . Help me break this vicious cycle of bargaining and denial with this Benchmade Infidel.
This is pretty much a safe queen. I’ve carried it around the house and deployed it a couple hundred times. Factory edge, has never cut anything. The factory grind is well centered.
The action is perfect, and if I hadn’t decided OTF’s aren’t really for me, this wouldn’t be for sale. Blade play is minimal and comparable to other OTFs in this price range.
I am the first and only owner. Purchased from a local Benchmade Premium Plus dealer, not a chain store. Guaranteed authentic.
Never been taken apart. Comes with original box, nylon sheath, and papers.
Edited to add: no cosmetic blemishes except for some slight wear underneath the switch.
SV: 300 USD shipped to the lower 48.
Timestamp and photos: https://imgur.com/a/pUSSAJd
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2023.05.31 02:03 jjgrey05 Advent Technologies and Alfa Laval Partner

Methanol-fuelled box ship quartet to use Alfal Laval fuel supply systems
29 May 2023 by Riviera News
Alfa Laval has won an order to instal its FCM Methanol low flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) on four ultra large container vessels (ULCV) under construction at a Chinese shipyard
The new vessel series will have two-stroke WinGD methanol engines and four-stroke Wärtsilä methanol auxiliary engines. The FCM Methanol system will work for both WinGD main engines and Wärtsilä auxiliary engines.
Alfa Laval confirmed that deliveries of the FCM Methanol LFSS will commence in 2024, with first vessels expected to be launched in 2025. “We are honoured to have been selected to deliver the methanol fuel supply systems for these pioneering methanol-fuelled vessels,” Alfa Laval’s Head of Marine Separation & Fuel Supply Systems, Viktor Friberg said. “This project exemplifies our commitment to bringing alternative fuels into the shipping industry. We see close cooperation with key stakeholders, such as shipowners, shipyards, engine designers and engineering companies, as a way forward to make meaningful progress towards decarbonisation.” While Alfa Laval did not disclose the shipyard or the owner, one likely candidate for the order is COSCO Shipping Lines, which recently contracted WinGD to supply its 10X92DF-M methanol fuelled engines for four 16,000 TEU vessels under construction at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Yangzhou).
If the vessels are for COSCO, the project would be characterised by several firsts, marking the first time that a Chinese shipowner has ordered methanol-capable vessels, the first time the shipyard has built such vessels and the first time for WinGD to deliver engines for methanol-fuelled ships.
Alfa Laval will provide a customised methanol fuel supply system, adapting its FCM Methanol design to the requirements of these engines for the first time, marking it a significant milestone for the company as well.
FCM Methanol safely supplies methanol within the flow rate, pressure, temperature, and filtration parameters specified by the engine maker. Alfa Laval claims it is adaptable to any engine and vessel design, and enables turnkey LFSS deliveries for easy installation.
This year, WinGD and Alfa Laval intend to have a methanol engine and fuel supply system design built and tested ahead of WinGD’s planned roll out of a methanol-burning engine in 2024.
A reminder of past PR with Alfa: Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADN) (“Advent” or the “Company”), an innovation-driven leader in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology sectors, is pleased to announce that it will collaborate with Alfa Laval, a global provider of heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling products, on a project to explore applications of Advent’s methanol-powered high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells in the marine industry. https://www.reddit.com/AdventTechnologies/comments/1089k9h/advent_technologies_and_alfa_laval_partner_in/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
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2023.05.31 02:03 gLass_Pinata Toddler and dinnertime. How??

We have a 1.5 year old. He is NOT a picky eater at all. He loves guacamole, pickled anything, broccoli, etc. So I'm thankful for that. But lately, past couple months at least, I set up a nice dinner for him and us, we sit down to eat, he'll sometimes eat a little, but mostly it just goes straight to throwing everything on the floor. He'll wildly fling his arms about the highchair and basically rain glorious human food on our dogs below. Then that's it. He's done with being confined to the highchair.
How the hell do I get this child to eat something substantial at dinner without it turning into dodgeball?
I've tried just putting a little at a time out, but after 2 minutes it's on the floor. I put the dogs away so he can't see them. I tried just feeding off my plate, but then I guess it's not fun anymore for me to do that so he refuses.
I'm not really sure how to use this as a teaching moment. He's speaks toddlerese and 4-5 actual words so I'm not sure how to communicate any redirection. He understands a lot so I'm thinking it's just funny to him? He also goes to daycare Mon-Fri and eats breakfast/lunch/ snack just fine. Generally when it happens, I tell him to stop and then remove his tray. He does it once more and then I take him out of the highchair. So much wasted food 😭
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2023.05.31 02:03 emeraldgreen9 Needing help with a major detail of my book's plot


I'm writing my first book. It's about the self acceptance journey of a young woman who was born with an integumentary condition that was activated in her after major trauma, the main symptom being a chalk-like complexion (color). It's paired with another trait and I developed a symbolism for her looks, but that's not what I'll talk about - I just wanted to give context behind this part of her design. There is an obstacle: in her country, there's an urban legend involving a female figure who looks almost exactly like her and she's afraid to be seen as evil to the point of doing her best to keep an innocent appearance. And now I'll go to the part that's being difficult for me to elaborate. Here we go...

The legend was inspired by a real girl who had the same condition and was murdered some decades prior to the time in the story. Two guys were responsible for the crime and, being from rich families, they (obviously) didn't want to be arrested, so one of them (criminal n.2) did some classic interferences like removing professionals from the case and altering proof, while the other one (criminal n.2) after a fisherman talked to him about the "colorless girl by the riverside who looked directly at him", decided to create the legend to divert people's focus (even to the point of making a film to further solidify the new public opinion), since the case became mildly popular at the small city she lived in. But despite her having isolational tendencies, there were a couple people who knew her so I have some questions for myself and others:

How did he manage to discredit the people who knew her?
Did he recommend criminal n. 1 to make people involved in analyzing the body be fired or get a job at another city/another state and make incompetent professionals be in charge of it (and other investigation processes)?
I'm also accepting suggestions. Give me your best ideas :)
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2023.05.31 02:02 TrainsToHeaven Sardar Patel economic vision 😢

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2023.05.31 02:02 gutenbar What are the problems with the velomobiles?

I’m thinking in start a velomobile project since importing one to my country is not an option ($$$$$$). So, thinking in human-centered design, it would be nice and fundamental to know the trouble that the most experienced went/go through with them. What are their problems? What is missing? Where hurts? What are the frustrations? What would you change? (thanks in advance)
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2023.05.31 02:02 Vibby_Xo How to get into narrative design with no coding/programming experience?

I’m 28 and have recently finished my BA in Creative Writing and am due (hopefully) to start an MA in creative writing in October. In terms of real-world writing experience, I have (self) published a novel and have written video scripts for a charity. I’m wanting to get into writing for game developers as a career but I’m not sure how best to go about it as I have no experience coding/programming.
I know some of the larger AAA developers offer graduate programs but there is no guarantee to get onto one. Looking online most jobs I can see require a few years' experience for even junior positions. I’d be willing to volunteer to build up my portfolio but not sure where to start to look.
I’m hoping once I get my foot in the door and get some experience that’ll get the ball rolling so would appreciate any pointers from people already involved in game development.
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2023.05.31 02:01 signofzeta Backing up Keybase data

Is it possible to have Keybase (for Linux desktop) sync its files to my computer, like how Dropbox/OneDrive do it? I still use Keybase for syncing my development files back and forth between my computers.
I mounted a volume at /keybase, but when I started the Keybase app, it overlaid its virtual file system there, and nothing was actually written to disk.
(I do tar my public and private folders every so often, so I’m somewhat protected against accidents or Zoom shutting the service down without warning.)
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2023.05.31 02:01 Gist_it Leading experts warn of a risk of extinction from AI

Leading AI experts warn that artificial intelligence models could soon become smarter and more powerful, posing a risk of extinction.
Key insights: A group of scientists and tech industry leaders called for the mitigation of the risk of extinction from AI, placing it alongside other global priorities like pandemics and nuclear war. * Hundreds of leading figures, including Sam Altman from OpenAI and Geoffrey Hinton from Google, signed the statement on the Center for AI Safety's website.
Concerns about AI: Public and profit-driven enterprises are increasingly embracing AI, prompting calls for guardrails on AI systems. * In March, an open letter signed by over 30,000 people called for a six-month pause on training AI systems more powerful than GPT-4, the latest version of the ChatGPT chatbot.
Expert opinions: Geoffrey Hinton estimates that AI programs could outperform humans in just five years, while Dan Hendrycks, director of the Center for AI Safety, emphasizes that society should address all risks associated with AI, both immediate and long-term. * Hendrycks warns of urgent risks such as systemic bias, misinformation, malicious use, cyberattacks, and weaponization, but believes that managing multiple risks at once is possible.
View original article on NPR
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2023.05.31 02:01 MerkadoBarkada Repower delays pricing after finding anchor buyer; PSE hit with P189M BIR assessment; BHI un-suspended (for now); AGI loses gaming partner Genting; MJIC to finally complete private placement (Wednesday, May 31)

Happy Wednesday, Barkada --

The PSE lost 82 points to 6511 ▼1.3%

Thanks to Miguel R. Camus and Jing for appreciating the Zoolander references in yesterday's send (Google is wrong when it says the movie was released in 2001... right?), to kalelManila.eth, grinskin, and Jupitel Thunder for noticing that yesterday's horrific Martin Romualdez meme was AI-generated (I was experimenting with Midjourney; it was a tweak of a combo of this and this), and to 14dM24d, CertainBonus2920, Joel Jucom, John, and Enrico for the continuing conversation about the Maharlika Investment Fund and all of the potential risks that it may pose.
Shout-outs to Amos Henley, Homer, Tommy, RUNxCRYPTO, creeptocrypt, Indio Guerrero, Palaboy Trader, Bien EC, LanAustria, koninja, Dividend Pinoy PGG, meloi, CHARToons, arkitrader, KingArk, J o j o, Chip Sillesa, Lance Nazal, Evolves Capital, Inc., and Jing for the retweets, and to Maxi Leve, Edward Dulfo, Marvin Quezon, Evolves.co, Padilla GJ, Jayvee Menil, Genesis Umali, and Mike Ting for the Facebook shares.

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">- [NEWS] Repower anchor IPO buyer in listed Japanese company… Repower Energy Development [REDC pre-IPO] [link] notified the exchange yesterday that it would extend its “book-building period”, but Merkado Barkada has learned from a source with first-hand knowledge that this is because REDC found a listed Japanese company that confirmed it will buy the majority of the REDC IPO as an anchor buyer. REDC did not say whether the extended book-building period would impact the tentative schedule of the IPO.
  • MB: This is a fresh development that has many potential benefits to REDC both for this transaction, and going forward post-IPO. Typically an anchor investor can help build confidence in an IPO because it helps validate of the business model and support the valuation. That information could be useful to potential buyers, as the thought of a huge chunk of shares being off-the-market does increase the scarcity of the remaining float. I’m curious to learn the identity of the buyer, to learn more about the relationship between the parties, and to see if there are any strategic benefits to REDC beyond this deal. Of course, I’m also curious to learn the price, but there’s plenty of time for that.
    • [NOTES] Quick takes from around the market...
  • PSE [PSE 164.00 unch] [link] notified the market that it received an assessment from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) that it owed ₱189.2 million in alleged tax deficiencies, penalties, and interest, coming from calendar year 2017. The PSE said that it would dispute the BIR findings. Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the BIR was “just doing their job.”
    • MB Quick Take: Getting the BIR’s attention is never a good thing, but it’s important to put the potential size of this assessment in context with the PSE’s financial standing and performance. According to its Q1 earnings report, the ₱189.2 million is about 93% of its quarterly profit, but the PSE has over ₱2 billion in cash and cash equivalents on the balance sheet that it could use to take the hit. It’s a weird situation that should cause some behind-the-scenes process adjustments, but this isn’t an existential threat by any means.
  • Boulevard Holdings [BHI 0.07 ▲33.3%; 1304% avgVol] [link] had its 110-day suspension lifted after it finally submitted its annual report for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2022, and the following three quarterly reports. BHI surged 33% on massive volume after the suspension was lifted.
    • MB Quick Take: Play if you want to play, but be warned that BHI is very casual with its reporting and is often suspended for failing to do the bare minimum with respect to its reporting obligations. BHI also seems to be alarmingly comfortable in a state of suspension, which is a massive red flag to me.
  • Alliance Global [AGI 13.34 ▲0.5%; 573% avgVol] [link] is losing the Hong Kong-based Genting as its foreign partner in the local gaming industry. AGI revealed that it is buying Genting’s entire stake in Newport Wold Resorts project.
    • MB Quick Take: As I’ve said before, I’m not comfortable in my analysis of the gaming sector, so I’m not really sure what to make of this news. To an outsider like me, it just sounds like a pretty big deal to lose such a powerful 40% stakeholder in one transaction, but I’m not really sure what this means for Andrew Tan, AGI, and the Newport project. Any guest analysts interested in providing some context, please send me a note!
  • MJC Investments [MJIC suspended] [link] disclosed that its board authorized the conversion into equity of ₱2.4 billion in “deposits for future subscription” made by HK Strategic Investors and Manila Jockey Club [MJC suspended]. The unusual deposits were made way back in 2021.
    • MB Quick Take: As an investor, I hate seeing these massive pending transactions on the books that fester for years. The depositors will get 2.2 billion shares out of the conversion, which is a 69% increase in the outstanding shares of MJIC. That’s a substantial change.
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2023.05.31 02:01 Vibby_Xo How to get into narrative design with no coding/programming experience?

I’m 28 and have recently finished my BA in Creative Writing and am due (hopefully) to start an MA in creative writing in October. In terms of real-world writing experience, I have (self) published a novel and have written video scripts for a charity. I’m wanting to get into writing for game developers as a career but I’m not sure how best to go about it as I have no experience coding/programming.
I know some of the larger AAA developers offer graduate programs but there is no guarantee to get onto one. Looking online most jobs I can see require a few years' experience for even junior positions. I’d be willing to volunteer to build up my portfolio but not sure where to start to look.
I’m hoping once I get my foot in the door and get some experience that’ll get the ball rolling so would appreciate any pointers from people already involved in game development.
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2023.05.31 02:01 ScholarNeonBot Sardar Patel economic vision 😢

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2023.05.31 02:01 TrainsToHeaven Sardar Patel economic vision 😢

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2023.05.31 02:01 MindMaps254 Make Essay Writing Easier

Welcome to the "Essay Help by Pros" community group! Writing a great essay can be challenging, but with the right approach, anyone can produce a high-quality piece. Here are some points to follow to write a great essay:
  1. Understand the assignment: Before you start writing, make sure you understand the requirements of the essay. Read the instructions carefully, and take note of the topic, format, word count, and any specific guidelines that are provided.
  2. Choose a topic: Select a topic that interests you (if this is an option given) and that you have some knowledge about. You'll be more motivated to write, and you'll be able to draw on your existing knowledge to develop your ideas.
  3. Research your topic: Conduct thorough research on your topic, using a range of sources. Take notes on your findings and make sure you keep track of your sources so you can properly cite them later.
  4. Develop a thesis statement: Your thesis statement is the central idea of your essay. It should be a clear and concise statement that summarizes the main point you want to make in your essay.
  5. Create an outline: An outline is a roadmap that helps you organize your thoughts and ideas. It should include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion, and each section should have a clear focus.
  6. Write your essay: Use your outline to guide your writing. Make sure each paragraph has a clear topic sentence, and that all your ideas are well-supported with evidence.
  7. Edit and proofread: Once you've completed your essay, take the time to edit and proofread it. Check for spelling and grammar errors, and make sure your writing is clear and concise.
By following these points, you'll be well on your way to writing a great essay. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to the community for help!
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2023.05.31 02:01 HipHopUrbanNinja Is it possible to become a great actor and not become famous?

I wonder if it's possible for someone to, due to their skills and maybe some networking, get big roles or work in big projects and develop a reputation of a great actor, but without developing the whole "Celebrity fame" that seems to usually happen to most actors.
Because on one hand while it's cool to have your work recognized(and get more work because of it), I don't like the idea of becoming a celebrity.
So, is it possible?
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2023.05.31 02:01 Eralyon Since the combat timer, grouping with randos became a sad experience.

When playing a low health dino in a group, the combat timer really removes you from the fight as soon you're injured. It might be "balanced" somehow (even if it is actually debatable), but for sure...
...it is not fun to sit on the bench.
At least when solo, I can play the long game, using the healing, guerilla tactics and take on bigger preys alone. I simply have more fun solo. I simply have more control on the fight solo.
When playing in group, as soon as a teammate is injured, it is invalidating the injured or the group as a whole if healing is needed. For fragile dinos, it happens rather quickly, nerfing them effectively since their power is supposed to come from the group.
It is just better form a group on Discord. Well, it was the case before, but now it is just better than ever!
Since I am not a discord guy, I will stay solo as long as the combat timer is not removed/modified.
IMHO, "combat timer" is an anti-social game mechanic that goes against developing random ingame friendships.
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2023.05.31 02:00 Logic_Sandwich JoJo's Bizarre OC Tournament #6: Semifinal 1 - Electra Heart vs 10538-2095

(Shoutouts to u/TheSlyKoopa for the match concept!)
Scenario: Isla de Piedra, Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea — 11:44AM
Dédalo Viatger, adventurer, archaeologist and explorer extraordinaire, had filled his travelog with countless exploits on his never-ending quest to uncover the secrets of the ancient world. Following the trail of the lost civilization of Pieduro was proving to be his lengthiest entry yet. Armed with powerful Pieduron artifacts known as the Temples, Dédalo and the Pieduron entity 「Perdida」 had forged a path across the Mediterranean, getting ever closer to solving the mystery of their disappearance.
With assistance from Cullinan Dwarf Star, Patron of the House of Muses, Dédalo and Perdida were on the verge of discovering the final piece of the puzzle. Their journey had come full circle, and Dédalo and Perdida’s adventure would end where it began; on the island of Isla de Piedra.
Situated between the coasts of Southern Spain and North Africa, Isla de Piedra had been uninhabited for all of recorded history, though not for lack of trying. The dense forests and greenery that covered every square meter of the island made it a ripe target for logging companies and greedy colonists to strip it for all it was worth. None had succeeded—their abandoned camps had long since been reclaimed by the forest.
The only other sign of human life on the island was the ancient Pieduron outpost where Dédalo’s journey first began, and where it would now hopefully end. The trek to get there was as difficult as the first time—but he didn’t have to do it alone now. At his side were his ever faithful companion Perdida, the inquisitive swordswoman Ninian, the extraordinary android 2095, and the illustrious ice skater Electra (although he didn’t call them that out loud).
Dédalo led the party up a long, winding stone staircase, pointing out the many partially-disabled traps along the way. He and Ninian had long been in contact, and the latter could personally vouch for her +1s—2095 one of the few Bastards she could trust and Electra having earned her trust in for her actions against Enyalius & Enyo Pharmaceuticals in San Battista.
“...and here’s a wall of spikes that shoot out when you pass over that threshold,” he pointed out with a tour guide’s enthusiasm. “I managed to jam up the mechanism with some cloth, but we should probably tread carefully around here.”
Electra rolled her eyes, even though Dédalo couldn’t see the gesture. “Should have just blown it up,” she muttered, annoyed. While her experiences in San Battista had somewhat melted her frosty demeanor, it had still been a long, hot, exhausting trip to get here, and old habits died hard.
“Watch your tone, miss,” Perdida said from behind her ear, making her jump. “My people’s architecture is not something to “blow up”.”
“And it might not have worked,” 2095 chimed in. “If this outpost could survive all those centuries of wear, I doubt a mundane explosion would do much damage to it.”
“The Piedurons built everything to last, from their treasures to their traps.” Dédalo gingerly ducked under the blade of a massive pendulum axe that jutted out from the ceiling. “Fortunate in some ways, unfortunate in others.”
At last, they reached the center chamber. Carved from stone and coated with moss, it appeared just as untouched as the rest of the outpost—save for the podium in the middle of the chamber and the conspicuously empty space on top of it, where the moss grew a little bit thinner.
“Ah, this brings back memories,” Dédalo chuckled. “This is where Perdida and I first met. The El Cor Terra necklace lay in this very spot at the heart of the chamber. When I unfastened it, poof! There she appeared in all of her resplendent glory. We hit it off right away.”
“He tried to cut my head off with a machete.”
“In self-defense!”
“Ok, move it along, lovebirds,” Electra huffed. “Where’s the thing we were looking for? It’s somewhere in here, right?”
Brushing past the “lovebirds” comment, Dédalo retrieved a piece of parchment from his explorer’s pack marked with the symbol of the House of Muses. “According to Cullinan, the hidden door should be right over on that wall.” He pointed over 2095’s shoulder at the northern wall of the chamber. “The question is…how do we open it?”
2095 gave the room a once-over. Aside from the layer of moss and vegetation covering the chamber, it was pretty bare. Its only noticeable feature seemed to be the podium.
“Perhaps the podium could offer some answers.” The party gathered around the stone podium—a stone cylinder, atop which stood a carving which vaguely resembled the neck and collarbone area of a human, with a thin groove running where a necklace would hang. Perdida instantly recognized the Cleria stone inlays around the circumference of the podium.
She traced a finger along the length of the groove, and the Cleria stone beneath it glowed—and, at a volume only audible to 2095’s mechanical hearing, it began to hum.
“Keep going, Perdida,” she whispered. Perdida closed her eyes, feeling herself attune to the place where she lay dormant for thousands of years. The Cleria stone grew brighter and brighter, the hum getting louder and louder.
Suddenly, the room shook. Electra leaped back, expecting another trap. Instead, she watched as the north wall slid open like the doors of an elevator, revealing two hallways; one leading up, the other leading down, both with Cleria stone markings along the walls that pulsed with a gentle light.
“Thank goodness,” Dédalo sighed. “I was worried the real treasure was going to be the friends we made along the way.”
Dédalo and Perdida continued to trek up the hallway, climbing what was likely the control tower of the outpost. Ninian dutifully followed behind them, ready to draw her blade at whatever might strike from the newly unknown section of the outpost. The sound of exhaled breath made her jump...but it was only a sigh from Dédalo. “A shame you came aboard so late, Ninian; our journey’s almost up.”
Ninian’s confusion spiked to alarm as the explorer motioned to lean against the wall. “Watch out-”
Dédalo made contact and nothing happened. He tilted his head to the end of the corridor, a doorway just a few meters away. “We’re far enough in that we’ve most likely avoided the worst of the traps. Besides, I don’t think the Piedurons would have placed many traps so close to a place of importance.” He wistfully rubbed his arm, massaging the strain of adventures and injuries in equal measure. “Feels almost bittersweet. So many months of travel and turmoil, and the end of our journey is in sight.”
“Hey, don’t say that yet. We still need to find a way to get my human body back.” Pedida gently punched him in his shoulder. Still, her pout eventually softened as she looked back towards the final chamber. “I guess you are correct, though. The answer to the Pieduron collapse lies beyond those doors. What comes after…nobody knows”
“Quite right,” Dédalo nodded, and the group moved onwards. “I hope that Electra and 2095 are doing okay down there, in any case.”
“I hope that the rest of the outpost is okay,” Perdida frowned. “They didn’t seem to appreciate how precious this place is—I don’t want to lose another one.”
“I don’t think we have to worry too much about losing them,” A grin of cat-like mischief unfurled on Ninian’s face as hoarse laughter echoed on a draft. There were adventures to come and to be seen, but one to reach its conclusion here and now, and the anticipation made Ninian’s hair stand on end.
The group carefully entered the room, and Perdida flickered out of existence. Before any of them could respond, the control room flickered to life. The stone walls that extended higher and higher suddenly turned “on” as if they were screens, but these were more akin to slabs whose light-emitting runes and rocks flickered and changed in the appearance of Perdida—Perdidas, in fact. All of them, on the many screens, acted in unison as Dédalo rushed forward. “Dédalo, what’s going on?”
“We’re figuring it out,” he shouted as he and Ninian raced to the panels below, trying to decipher the text streaming by. Soon, however, one message displayed on a readout screen:
Meanwhile, having taken the outpost’s lower path, 2095 and Electra entered into a large atrium. Like the rest of the outpost, the walls and floor were composed of the usual, teal stone that seemed impossibly durable. The fact that they could use it to form buildings, carve intricate murals, and keep it all hidden was impressive, but they craned their heads upwards towards the skylight that would let rain and sun in. Through the overgrown foliage, they could see a massive flat ring of Cleria floating above the ground in stubborn defiance of the laws of physics. Gravity-defying gyroscopes of stone spun and swirled in the air above, rotating with the same slow grace as the ancient gears that whirred to life around them. The glow of the Cleria blended together with the light of the noonday sun; the hum of power permeated the entire chamber.
“...shit,” Electra murmured, not sure what else to say.
2095 scanned the rest of the atrium, but ultimately found nothing beyond a discolored, glowing pad on the floor by the opposite wall, outcroppings on the walls that resembled benches, and the remnants of what appeared to be ancient drinking fountains. Rest now before it’s too late, the room seemed to scream.
“I believe we should wait for the others before we go deeper,” 2095 announced. “We could retrace our steps and explore the previous areas, in case we missed another hidden passageway or an undiscovered treasure. It would be a shame to proceed not knowing whether we’ve left every stone unturned-”
“Not a chance,” Electra huffed. “I’m not letting us get killed because of your FOMO. Come on.”
She grabbed 2095 by the wrist and began to drag her over to the pads. 2095 let her—partly because she weighed significantly more than Electra did and she didn’t want her to hurt herself trying to pull her by force, but partly because she was right. She could feel the air buzzing with energy, intensifying by the second. Something big was about to happen.
The two stepped onto the floor pad and immediately felt themselves being shunted into a different space as the teleporter activated. When their vision cleared, they found themselves standing on top of the Cleria ring itself. Electra could smell the ozone in the air and taste the prickling on her tongue. This ring was the key to the whole mechanism—either it was powering the outpost…or the outpost was powering it.
2095 gazed in awe at the machinery surrounding them. It reminded her of the technology from her time; except instead of steel and chrome, it was made of rock and crystal. What secrets died with the Piedurons when they disappeared?
She turned to Electra to express her wonder and nearly screamed when she saw the vantablack vines burst out of her shadowed face, ready to smash the ring to pieces.
“What are you doing?!” 2095 yelled, 「Yours Truly」 appearing at her side, tentacles raised.
“I’m destroying this thing, duh,” spat Electra. “I know a superweapon when I see one, and I’m not about to let some dipshit corporation get their hands on it after we leave.”
The chamber shook, bits of rocks and dust falling from the ceiling. “B-but we don’t even know whether this is a superweapon! Aren’t you acting a bit rash?”
“Rash? Seriously? You have no idea what some people in Dead Drop Bay would do for an artifact like this.” Electra remembered what she saw in San Battista—the monster that she had to put down, fuelled by a desire to abuse the remnants of the past for her own gain. “Farewell to Kings, Dead Man’s Hand; hell, even my own company. They’d sink this island to the bottom of the ocean for the chance to have this thing for themselves. This way, I’m solving the problem before it has a chance to start.”
“And risk destroying the legacy of an entire civilization?!” 2095 felt anger boiling in her metallic chest. A part of her resonated with the Piedurons in this moment—she knew what it was like to be a relic of an era far from the present, the last remaining piece of a time nobody would ever know. “What gives you the right to decide what to do with an artifact of this magnitude? To bury what could be the last hope of Pieduro to be remembered as anything but a footnote in history?”
The chamber shook again—this time, both 2095 and Electra felt the ground shift under their feet. Without warning, walls of stone burst out of the ground around them, tearing through centuries-old roots and vines to surround the ring on all sides. Slabs of Cleria stone with deep divots carved into the top of them emerged from the ring itself and floated just above its surface like a magnet levitating atop another.
In the control tower below them, Dédalo and Ninian scrambled from panel to panel, desperately trying to decipher what was going on. Dédalo could see the two other members of the party facing off inside the ring—but before he could call out to them, he heard Perdida’s voice resonate from every screen.
“The Temples…I can see them.”
Ninian watched the panel in front of her light up, displaying a holographic map of the Mediterranean, hundreds of glowing blue dots scattered across the projection.
Dédalo rushed to the nearest screen and grabbed it. “Perdida! Are you alright?!”
“Y-yes, I’m fine.” Perdida blinked hard, putting a hand to the side of her head. “I can feel every Temple in the Mediterranean. I…I think I can gain access to them from here.”
“Access? Like…you can turn them on?” Ninian asked.
“Yes. All of them.” Before Perdida could say any more, the chamber shook once more. In the room below, the ring glowed even more brightly, the two would-be explorers now utterly trapped within it by the sloped walls surrounding it.
“See what I mean?!” Electra clenched her fists, snapping flytrap jaws emerging from the shadow underneath her. “We need to put this entire place in the ground. For good. And like hell am I going to let you stop me!”
Suddenly, all across the surface of the ring, crackling orbs of energy sparked to life, both 2095 and Electra just managing to avoid them. The orbs spun in a circle around the ring, accelerating rapidly until they were nothing but a blur. 2095 recognized the movements of the orbs immediately; it looked like a particle accelerator.
“I hoped we could resolve this peacefully, Electra.” 2095 flicked the silver locks out of her face. “But now I have to convince you in the only language you seem to understand—the language of violence. Don’t hold back.”
The age-old machinery around them hummed to a crescendo. If either of the two combatants wanted to see their convictions through, they would need to survive the full power of Pieduro first.
Location: On Isla de Piedra, (Shoutouts to u/TheSlyKoopa for the match art) inside the Floating Ring. The arena shown here has Electra on the north side and 2095 on the south side represented by their character tokens. The players are in the area inside the ring and have no way to exit with sloping walls on all sides.
The ring has a diameter of 60 meters and the internal width is 15 meters; the entire structure is A Durability.
The brown rectangles inside the ring are Pieduron Temples that resemble short, knee-tall minecarts made out of stone slabs.
Goal: RETIRE your opponent!
Additional Information: Over the course of 10 minutes, the ring will spawn 6-inch diameter orbs of light that will accelerate and move in an orbit around the ring at A Speed. Each orb takes 4 seconds to spawn-in, glowing in place and translucent, before it becomes a solid orb.
Trajectory of the orbs move completely along the curvature of the ring, counterclockwise (denoted by the arrows on the map) and can be spawned anywhere inside the ring. When they hit something solid, they will detonate at C Power—powerful enough to destroy ink left by 「Venus Fly Trap」 and tentacles from 「Yours Truly」—and cause another orb to spawn where the original one started. The orbs have a blast radius of half a meter and other orbs exploding around them will not trigger them to detonate.
Orbs will complete one revolution around the ring anywhere from 3 seconds (inside track) to 6 seconds (along the rim).
Assuming you are standing still, the rough number of orbs that pass by will be 5 orbs per second at the first minute mark, 10 orbs per second at the second minute mark, and so on until the maximum of 50 orbs per second at the ten minute mark.
Starting near each player and around the map are Pieduron temples that resemble minecarts. Each kart can comfortably fit one person, have a handle on either side, and a single rudder-like steering peripheral. The wheels of the kart will always stick to the ring, but they can drive just fine along the walls or even the ceiling of the ring. Karts move at up to B Speed and players intuitively have a 4 in driving them. At max speed, karts can complete one revolution in 4 to 8 seconds (4 seconds on the inside track and 8 seconds on the rim).
All karts have three other special features that can be activated when a driver is steering it, the Turtle, the Spider, and the Crab:
  • The Turtle is a forcefield-like shield that can cover the kart and anybody riding inside it. This forcefield only protects against the fast moving orbs and their explosions and is intangible to everything else. It lasts up to 2 seconds and has a 6 second cooldown before it can be activated again. It can also be set to automatically activate if the minecart is about to hit or be affected by an orb, otherwise it can be manually activated by the driver.
  • The Spider is a net-like shield that functions somewhat similarly to the forcefield the Turtle. The main difference is that instead of blocking orbs, it catches them and converts them into an inert palm-sized orb that is stowed inside the minecart. This shield does also block explosions produced by orbs, but will not produce an inert orb in those cases. The Spider lasts up to 1 second and shares a cooldown with the Turtle. Inert orbs are orbs that can be converted back into fast moving orbs by being thrown with force and intent. They can be made to move exactly in a straight line or along the curvature of the ring when thrown. Inert orbs have no other special properties, other than being A Durability.
  • The Crab is a fast sideways dash up to 8 meters, with a minimum distance of 1 meter. Once the dash is finished, the kart will resume moving in the direction and speed it had before initiating the dash, making it useful for dodging without turning or changing the direction the kart is going in. This feature has a stamina bar where the longer your dash distance is, the more stamina will be used up. It takes 4 seconds for the stamina bar to fill up from empty.
The cooldowns and stamina bars are tied to the person, not the karts themselves.
Team Combatant JoJolity
Anvil Procession Electra Heart "I need to master this Spin..." Have a good plan for how to avoid and deal with the orbs spinning around you!
Bastards of Barcas 10538-2095 "The secret to the Steel Ball is the search for infinity..." Have a good plan for how to avoid and deal with the orbs spinning around you!
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