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2015.01.22 01:40 ChildishForLife Queen's University Computer Science

Hey all! I know there is a subreddit for Queen's, but I thought a subreddit specified for Computer Science would be helpful! Either for help with classes, problems, or even collaborations it maybe useful. Welcome!

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2023.05.31 02:14 That-Government8227 need help pLEASE

basically i have very strict parents who control my life and have made the decision for me to go to american over university of washington in seattle for law school. since we’re all aspiring lawyers i really need you guys to help me win this argument and give me reasons as to why uw is better. i did my research and somehow they have comebacks for everything i present and are using the fact that american is #5 in international law as reasons why it’s better even though i’ve been told the concentration ranking does not matter at all. so PLEASE. i need help so i can move away.
before anyone says i’m an adult. i’m a child of immigrants and being an adult means nothing to them.
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2023.05.31 02:11 Miya0w Trying to land an entry-level Secretarial Job, any feedback would be appreciated!

(F21) I'm just about to graduate highschool but I needed this job for college and a working experience. Any feedback would be appreciated so that I could work on more of the adjustments needed.
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2023.05.31 02:11 a_HerculePoirot_fan SPM 2022 Results Megathread

This thread is for all SPM related discussions, may it be results, universities, courses etc. The intention is to help school leavers talk about the SPM in one central spot on the subreddit.
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2023.05.31 02:10 MikesRockafellersubs I hate how Marxists and Communists insisting that you need to read Das Kapital to understand Marx

I say this as someone who studied political science in university at a grad school level. I'm so damn sick of every communist and Marxist moving the goal posts with what Marx wrote about and refusing to admit that some mainstream criticisms of Karl Marx's writings are legitimate and valid because he was a classical economist/philosopher form the 19th century who wasn't right on a lot of things. I saw this as someone who has read multiple works of his, just not the really thick ones.
It's a valid criticism to say Marx didn't understand the different levels of the working class and that his theoretical framework has flaws. I'd also argue that neo-Hegalian philosophy cannot be applied to history and the assumption that communism is the next step in societal development isn't based on anything truly verifiable and if it's right, it's more of a lucky guess.
Also, the guy was a massive prick and severe hypocrite who like a lot of Marxists/commies thought he was better than everyone else because he wrote so opaquely that he's not very easy to understand (if he's even making that much sense). IMO he was a spoiled jack ass who cosplayed as working class when he treated his family like dirt. I don't trust anyone's words if that's how they lived their lives.
Sorry for the rant. I'm just so sick of well paid middle class people telling me they're working class despite making $100k/year while they turn against the working class and refuse to talk to guys like me irl.
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2023.05.31 02:10 aaaaa143222 Comment on "Surveillance, Slander, and Censorship 2023: How the Chinese Communist Party’s Persecution Impacts Falun Gong Believers on US University Campuses" by Falun Dafa Information Center

Comment on this: https://library.faluninfo.net/surveillance-slander-and-censorship/
Some parts are misleading. In the report, there is no example showing that Beijing exported suppression by printing propaganda in US textbooks (that's the title). The first sections does not talk about textbooks, so the title is a little bit misleading. (For example, the first section shows that there are Falun Gong practitioners in US universities.)
The report suggests that the government was involved in the incidents. I think it's probable. In another example, there was a suspicious Chinese student always standing around Falun Gong activities. The Falun Gong practitioner suggested that it deterred other Chinese students from participating. These conclusions downplay another reason for their rejection... Chinese people generally don't like Falun Gong. As someone who has silently watched the overseas Chinese society for a long time, I feel that most people (even those who oppose the Chinese government) don't like Falun Gong, even though Falun Gong organizations spend a lot of efforts to promote themselves. (And other overseas Chinese would agree with me.)
The website "Voice of Chinese" conducted a survey about Chinese people's opinions on Falun Gong in 1999. The survey respondents were mostly overseas Chinese. The survey isn't uniformly distributed, but it shows quite a lot of opposition to Falun Gong. The present opposition is certainly higher, because this survey was conducted just around the time when Falun Gong was banned in China, and many things happened since. Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20021202141747/http://www.voicesofchinese.org/falun/surveyrpt.shtml
According to LA Times, Falun Gong has failed to generate lasting sympathy from the Chinese American community, where some label the Falun Gong as a fringe group. "They’re visible because they have devoted members, but they don’t have a large following," said Yong Chen, who teaches history and Asian American studies at UC Irvine. "The perception among many people is that the Falun Gong is not equivalent to human rights." [1] According to Yan Sun, a political science professor at Queens College, Falun Gong is a fringe group that has limited acceptance among Chinese people. [2]
[1] https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2007-dec-30-me-chinarose30-story.html
[2] http://www.queenstribune.com/news/1216920411.html
In the 3rd and 4th sections of the report, which are about criticism about Falun Gong, criticism of Falun Gong is directly considered to be incorrect demonizing propaganda. However, the reason is not given. There is also a particular criticism of Falun Gong (promoting LGBTQ hate) that is not mainly a criticism made by the Chinese government, but by the society in the West. However, it is attributed to the Chinese government.
There is another criticism that is considered to be false by the report (rejecting medicine and others), although the report did not explain why it's false. The criticism is true, because Falun Gong teaches that medicine doesn't cure illnesses, that true Falun Gong practitioners don't have illnesses (only illusions, opportunities to reduce karma by suffering the illness). The Falun Dafa Information Center wrote (elsewhere) that Li Hongzhi clearly stated that people should take medicine when they need to. However, taking medicine also makes one a false practitioner. In the book "Falun Gong", it is written that taking medicine is equivalent to not believing Falun Gong. It is impossible for true Falun Gong practitioners to take medicine even if they are not forbidden, because they would possibly miss salvation or enlightment, which they consider to be more important than what happens in the human world. (list of quotes of related Falun Gong teachings at https://flgtruth.blogspot.com/2023/02/falun-gong-and-rejecting-medicine.html)
It is possible that Falun Gong causes insanity, because Falun Gong practitioners' thoughs may be influenced negatively. Falun Gong teaches to abandon "attachments", including: normal human emotions (fear, love [all types], pride, etc.), social relationships, fame, money, life & death (meaning deduced with other teachings: do not attach importance to whether you die or not, because salvation is guaranteed by Falun Gong). Falun Gong teaches that Li Hongzhi's "Falun" (law wheels) and "Fashen" (law bodies) will protect the practitioner, such as being invincible during a car accident, etc. (although Falun Gong doesn't incite people to test this). On Falun Gong's website, there are many stories of miracle cures and disasters prevented by Falun Gong. There are also some stories about demons in society. I think that Falun Gong practitioners have some contetion with suspected "demons".
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2023.05.31 01:58 SuCCeSSvS Possible to switch from IT to CS (york)

I applied for CS, Business Economics and IT, at york and Only Made it to IT and BE, declined BE, will go for IT. my average is about an 81-83% from what I know. I was wondering how possible and likely it is for me to make the switch, and what does the process look like? I want to pursue Blockchain Development and Cybersecurity and possible Data/cloud analysis. for initial entry the requirements were:
Now I heard that it is possible to get into Majors that you don't qualify for if you are already admitted into the University, I would like to know how true this is, because I really want to do CS. Wilfred accepted me into core sciences but idk what the heck that is and no one wants to respond on the phone so I dont want to take my chances and only have 1 day left until June 1st (end date to accept offer) but I did hear that core sciences can lead to CS. Please good people try to explain to my peanut brain how all this works.
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2023.05.31 01:57 BienBo123 Software people who worked in the private sector then moved into the government, why?

I am a uni student doing Computer Science.
I have a strong chance at receiving a new grad offer from a big tech company I worked at for one of my previous co-ops.
I also have pretty much a guaranteed new grad offer from the government (where I also worked at for one of my previous co-ops).
Without going too much into detail about the pros and cons of each place, I honestly like them both very much and I wish I could work at both places after I graduate 😂
There’s a lot of obvious incentives for joining the private sector, and that’s what most Comp Sci / Software Eng / Comp Eng students do, if given the opportunity. However, I’d like to know if there are anyone out there who worked in private sector then decided to move to the government.
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2023.05.31 01:57 SuCCeSSvS Possible to transfer from IT to CS?

I applied for CS, Business Economics and IT, and Only Made it to IT and BE, declined BE, will go for IT. my average is about an 81-83% from what I know. I was wondering how possible and likely it is for me to make the switch, and what does the process look like? I want to pursue Blockchain Development and Cybersecurity and possible Data/cloud analysis. for initial entry the requirements were:
Now I heard that it is possible to get into Majors that you don't qualify for if you are already admitted into the University, I would like to know how true this is, because I really want to do CS. Wilfred accepted me into core sciences but idk what the heck that is and no one wants to respond on the phone so I dont want to take my chances and only have 1 day left until June 1st (end date to accept offer) but I did hear that core sciences can lead to CS. Please good people try to explain to my peanut brain how all this works.
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2023.05.31 01:55 roku_remote MSc Thesis topic: worthwhile and appropriate for my goals?

I am starting my MSc in the fall with a GRA (tuition and healthcare covered, small stipend). I have opted to complete a thesis in High-Performance Computing. I've just finished my B.S. in CS (and a B.A. in another, non-STEM topic) and have no industry experience, only two years as an undergraduate researcher (three coauthorships, two of them published or presented, if this is relevant information). I am turning 31 this July and live in the U.S..
I am interested in several outcomes:
  1. eventually spend some time in industry working in embedded systems, particularly on medical devices or other non-defense-related items.
  2. Pursue my PhD in CS. The university doesn't matter but a nice one would be cool.
  3. work long-term in medical research as a developer.
Is HPC a suitable topic? In my understanding, yes, which is why I chose it. I am posting because I want to hear others' opinions concerning whether I am making the right choice given my goals and how I can improve my chances of achieving them.
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2023.05.31 01:55 BuyerLegitimate6288 Cis 1600 or Cis1100

I want to get an A in either classes , and I’m planning on droping one of them.
I kinda know the first part of 1600 from high school ( all of it aside from proofs) and I don’t the content is hard but the hw take a hella time and they’re very draining.
Cis 1100 looks alright, and the proffesor is better.
I’m considering Computer science as a second major from the college but I’m unsure about it. If not Econ and cis I’m thinking Econ and Physcis.
Thank you for you help!
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2023.05.31 01:54 Jsauce910 New to computer science

Hey everyone, glad to be apart of this community and hopefully can contribute to this community in other ways soon.
I’ve recently taken on comp sci and am so excited to start working towards this degree. So I was wondering if you guys and gals can give me any advice on going through this and what to expect. I have no experience at all with comp sci, programming, etc. No matter how small or big the advice is just shoot it to me. Also tell me some of your personal experiences! Pm me or say it on the thread it doesn’t matter!
As far as my personal questions. Being I have no background in this field, what are some apps, software, reddit communities, etc. that will help me on this journey? When should I start applying to internships? How is the tech industry holding up as far as all the layoffs and such?
Also for what it’s worth. I’m a 21 year old transfer student based out of North Carolina lol
Thank you so much and like I said I hope to keep y’all updated through the journey!
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2023.05.31 01:51 Storms_Wrath The Human Artificial Hivemind Part 377: Artificial Apocalypse

First Previous Wiki
"I should not let you enter," the old man said, gazing unhappily at Phoebe standing beside Penny in her dream.
"Please. You're mind controlling her, so I think you would have stopped me if you wanted to,"
Phoebe replied.
"Not control. Humans don't 'control' the air, they breathe it. In the same way, I feed on Penny's psychic energy."
"I see. And when you said you had infinite power, what exactly did you mean?"
"I do. But my power is dead," Death said. "That is how I am."
"And you can exist in the psychic realm, but not the regular mindscape?"
"What defines those times?"
"It depends. People dying, obviously. About a quarter of all deaths in the galaxy aren't Sprilnav."
"A quarter?"
"So I assume they're killing themselves."
"And that energy isn't a constant influx?"
"Somewhat. It comes in both a trickle and waves. But I know you're going to ask more. The answer is that the Progenitors give conceptual protection to the Sprilnav. The further away a Sprilnav is from them in space, time, and more, the weaker they are. That is why Elders can survive impacts that could vaporize metal, not just their implants and psychic energy."
"Conceptual weight seems to feature heavily in your power," Phoebe said.
"It does."
"And you are a concept. If you fought Fate, for example, would you win?"
"Depending on what you mean by winning. Really, concepts cannot overcome each other."
Phoebe smiled. That meant that Death would want a way to do that. Probably the hivemind was the way. With that answer, she continued.
"Concepts cannot overcome each other? So you don't have a fate, and Fate can't die?"
"Not really."
"Can you die?"
"Does Fate have a fate?"
"I don't know. But really, there's no way I'll tell you that even if I find out."
"How many people have died?" Phoebe asked.
"Define people, and define death."
"People as in sentient and sapient beings, which are capable of thought and planning. Death as in the ceasing of characteristics of life such as the termination of blood or gaseous material within the living being, as well as the ceasing of psychic energy and brain activity within the being, for those that have some equivalent to brains."
"It is not specific. Quintillions, at least. A lot more, really. There's many that don't quite fit the condition. If you count the moments before the great war, you'd need exponents."
"We have numbers for that."
"Okay. Sprilnav deaths alone, even with the conceptual madness of the... what do they call it? The Source war. Yes. It's quite a lot," Death said.
"Give me a number, please."
"Fine. 39 undecillion."
Phoebe was silent. There were so many Sprilnav that it was stupid. Even thinking about the level of that fall was truly insane. And she assumed that during the fall, they had a very bad time. It would have been madness and anarchy with the added characteristic that everyone also had nukes and shields.
"There's more than the observable universe, you know."
"How many died in the aftermath of the Source war?"
Death frowned. "1 in 30,000 Elders lived. 1 in 850,000 regular Sprilnav lived. Of those, 875 Sprilnav didn't end their lives."
"875 thousand? Million?"
Phoebe thought that was sad. Basically, in the whole galaxy, every Sprilnav had died, at least statistically. The number alive right now, even still outnumbering the galaxy, was a rounding error. If what he said was true, the Source had killed more people than any other being, alive or dead. And that assumed there weren't any other civilizations of a similar scale to them.
She also didn't bother to ask how the Sprilnav population was now so large. Whether it was inbreeding or cloning didn't matter much. But it helped to explain why so many Elders were so crazy all the time. She needed to stay on task, however.
"Alright. Back to you. You're not a psychopomp?"
"No. I do not interfere with souls. I am the concept of death."
"So, do you get energy from stars blowing up?"
"That is not dying."
"But people believe that supernovae are the deaths of stars."
"That does not shift the concept itself."
That was interesting. So Death wasn't a belief harvester, then. Not the type that actually was shaped by the belief of sapient beings in their actions. Concepts existed and were finite and infinite in scope. Maybe some were truly finite. They could conflict with each other, and their influence would generate a weakening effect, like destructive interference with alternate types of waves. But that did not mean that was always so. Perhaps they could do the opposite.
It was likely that Death worked with Fate at least sometimes and that if Entropy existed, it was most concerned with the Sprilnav. Conceptual protection by the Progenitors was another interesting concept that she hoped to probe if Nova ever returned. She did have the feeling he was either doing everything for fun or entirely serious. He was certainly not quite there in the head after the experience that Death had shared with her.
But for conceptual beings like him, there were rules and regulations, perhaps bound by whatever absolute concept they fit within. Whether they were hard rules or not was unknown. Defined in their structure, but not their limits. And perhaps that meant there was more to figure out here. "Interesting. And if you need to feed off psychic energy, why not use psychic amplifiers?"
"It's not the same quality. Humans don't drink pure water only; they drink it for the minerals and other healthy products within it. It's the same for me."
"But you can't die. Why would it matter?"
"I can diminish. It would affect things, though not as you expect."
"That is interesting also," Phoebe replied. "Are you suggesting that you could diminish, which means other concepts can as well?"
"Not directly," Death nodded with a smile. He stumbled, clutching his head. Phoebe felt a vast energy press down upon them and could feel something brush against her mind like a bullet just grazing the skin. In that one motion, she'd felt more inherent danger than all previous enemies combined, so much danger that it bypassed her artificial instincts entirely to lay thickly on her tongue as an acrid taste.
She didn't fall to the ground, and neither did Penny. They stood there, searching for the source of the pressure.
"What is this?" she asked.
"Luck is a concept that watches over others?"
A swirling vortex opened up around Phoebe, parallel to the ground. Light and other equivalents shone out of it, dancing around its interior, piercing the layers of dark black fog. The mindscape trembled slightly, and the ground underneath Penny and Phoebe cracked. A small voice whispered out of it, though it was easily audible.
"No more."
"Look, if you're really Luck, then-"
"No more," the voice repeated. "You are done here. Do not come back."
Phoebe snorted. "If you think this little mysterious act is going to intimidate me, you're wrong. And I will."
"Not today."
"You don't get to decide-"
"I decide all."
Phoebe's head seemed to split with pain, and she found herself lying dizzily next to Penny. The human's chest was heaving, and sweat laced her eyebrows and cheeks.
"That went well," Phoebe coughed. The headache receded far too slowly. But she'd still learned a lot. Conceptual beings had concerns, for one. They likely cared about getting stronger in some cases. Humanity had some sort of outside context power, but more than that, the hivemind itself could actually use it.
"It did. Thanks, and sorry you couldn't get more."
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"Hello, Rank 10 Ambassador Liinara. To what do we owe the pleasure?" Ambassador Varirlar asked, letting a small smile curve around her snout. Putting the other party at ease would make this conversation easier, especially since she suspected this call wasn't just a concerned friend.
"You might want to sit down for this," her counterpart said. "Remember Exii'darii?"
Varirlar froze.
"Don't tell me you let her free."
"We didn't. The Sprilnav broke her out."
"Not that we saw. But it is likely they are working for one," Liinara said, her antennae twitching. Varirlar knew there was a pheromone effect that went on with the Vinarii, which still couldn't be fully translated into description by words.
"Alright. You know how serious this is, I assume?"
"Many factions in the Alliance, especially the more recently joined ones, will not be happy."
"We understand."
"I can speak on behalf of the Alliance in asking a request for an official apology. Furthermore," Varirlar said, holding up a single claw, "I want your government to share the full containment procedure down to the alloy composition of the materials. Assuming you actually kept her in a prison cell for over a decade, that meant you had a way to keep her from escaping. Tell us how."
"You wish to recapture her?"
"We are not as naive as we once were," Varirlar said. "The Hateful Galaxy has taught the rest of the Alliance the same hard lessons it taught me. The Breyyanik did not forget its nature when we settled Ceres."
"Ah, so you wish to either use her or kill her."
"There is no use for her," Varirlar said. "Unless our scientists can propose a solution, there will be no use for her. She will be put down like the dog she is." "Then we are in agreement."
"Yes. The Alliance and the Vinarii's relationship has been tense for a while. We haven't spoken with Calanii or Ashnav'viinir in several years now. Why have you decided to diverge from us? Do we no longer suit your interests?"
"Not exactly. Even besides the... tumultuous events of Humanity's first contact, there are other powers at play. And there is evidence, in some cases, of Sprilnav interference." Liinara tapped her skull three times, the Vinarii way of saying that someone was a few branches short of a tree.
"Interference. Are there ways to prevent it?"
"Not officially. If you wish to discuss terms, I can set you up with one of our intelligence agencies. They will not be willing to share national secrets for nothing, however."
"I think this... debacle should count enough as recompense, don't you?" Varirlar smiled.
"Perhaps. But I am not who must be convinced. With that said, I wish you luck, Ambassador. I am glad that your Alliance has moved to take a more realistic path. And Ashnad'darii is still imprisoned, I presume?"
"Under much heavier guard once this call ends. But yes, she is still in a cell. Yes, she has implants. But she is leverage."
"Her usefulness is little," Liinara warned. "Calanii won't care at all about her."
"Everyone keeps saying that. But let's just say there are reasons she isn't dead."
"You should kill her."
"We should. We maybe could. Assuming that the official way is still trying to get an implant under her chitin to kill her instead of just launching her into the sun. Granted, that would kill her eventually."
"She is dangerous. Unable to be trusted."
"She was broken years ago," Varirlar said. "From what I've heard, she wears human-made clothes now instead of going naked. Plus, she has given us insights on Vinarii society, particularly involving its hierarchy."
"You're using her as a spy."
"A spy that hasn't seen a Vinarii face in almost twenty years? Pretty crappy at that job, I'd say. We both know that she killed hundreds of thousands personally, and was willing to kill many more. If she did not have her uses, she would have already been killed. Plus, there's a safety procedure in place."
"If you mean a bomb collar, good luck with that."
Varirlar didn't mean a collar. Psychic energy monitors were closely tied to a pair of fusion bombs that were embedded in her prison's walls. Should she get too far from the natural cell, they would explode. After all, the room had a bed, bathroom, sanitized entertainment, and a food and water delivery system. She was definitely mostly rehabilitated, but her crimes would follow her for the rest of her life. Their severity made her a case that would likely never fully rejoin any society unless it was an afterlife.
"Well. This has been productive," Varirlar replied with a smile. "But unfortunately,"
"Wait. I'm here to tell you something else, as well. The Dual Systems Trading Company wants to send more ships to your Sol system."
"How many more?"
"Umm, around 400."
"Why don't you have an exact number?"
"The negotiations are still underway. But they seek to bring Vinarii products to the internal Alliance markets, particularly the small Vinarii and larger Wisselen exclaves living within."
"They wouldn't be able to get you much money, unless it's in various Alliance cash forms. There's an angle, isn't there?"
"Well, yes. We don't know it yet. But it is suspicious."
Varirlar sighed. "Have you given them special brain scans?"
"What do you... oh. You suspect that?"
"Suspicious and spontaneous changes in their policy toward the Alliance, as we are suffering from issues with Sprilnav messing with people, and wanting to send us ships? I'm not stupid, Ambassador Liinara."
"I did not mean to insinuate-"
"Sure you didn't. Now, I shall tell you something very interesting. Are you ready?"
"Very well," Varirlar said dramatically, adjusting her mane as she leaned forward. "The hivemind would be willing to meet with your... incapacitated members for study from afar."
"What do you mean?"
"We cannot trust it."
"I see. You are aware that you have just called all of Humanity untrustworthy, right? That's quite the insult, unprovoked."
"Apologies, Ambassador, that is not what I meant. The hivemind is likely to have its own motivations, and could be motivated to lie about what it saw."
"As could your own operatives, who could be pinned to the floor by any regular Sprilnav and chipped within a minute. Don't act like they don't have legendary hacking abilities as well. None of your systems are safe."
"And the Alliance's are?"
"With both Edu'frec and Phoebe watching over them, then yes."
"Ah, so you still think that the Sprilnav don't use AI."
"Why would they? It would threaten their own sense of superiority. If they already used AI, everyone would have a chip when they were born. There would be no resistance, because eventually a logical mind would not tolerate the constant pushback."
"You are free to believe what you do. However, my thoughts do diverge. As for Phoebe, she did a disappearing act for a while, didn't she?"
"She isn't exactly reliable either," Liinara replied.
"If you're drowning in the ocean, would you rather have an island that storms a little or nothing at all?" "I fail to see how her situation compares to that analogy. It was a very serious problem, if I understand it."
"And what do you suggest, then? Constantly bring her down over it until she resents us and shoves her hands through our hearts? Phoebe's a person, Ambassador. An Alliance citizen, a Luna citizen, and even more importantly than that, a friend. It's quite hurtful that you are suggesting such, unless it is the official stance of the Vinarii government. I assure you, the mess with your company trying to invade us is not resolved, either. Words cannot heal what actions injured. If you want reconciliation, it would be best to take the first steps yourself. Do not tell the Alliance to alienate Phoebe just because she made a mistake."
"Your own intelligence agencies would do the same in many cases."
"I fail to see how her situation compares to that analogy," Varirlar sighed. "Phoebe is the single most useful asset that the Alliance has come across that is not a purely psychic entity such as the hivemind or Gaia, or some paragon of a species like Dilandekar or Penny."
"So she's an asset, and not a person?"
"Please, Liinara. In the world we live in, the galaxy we live in, everyone is both. Do not lie to yourself. However, the Alliance wishes to show its people a shred of respect so it does not drag them through the mud when they made a mistake. Even before that, rehabilitation was the goal of Humanity. Why else do you think that we have prisons instead of just a wall where the bad people stand in front of to be shot? If a starving mother stole something, that doesn't mean we chop off her hands. We get her the help she and her child needs, so they can rejoin Alliance society and raise us all higher."
"Your Alliance has not fixed poverty like it said, then."
"Kind of difficult when one of your species is at a near constant feudal civil war, and another had a third of its populace halfway through insurrection. I assume that the Vinarii Empire has no such problems, correct? And again, I remind you that you are supposed to represent its official position, not your own."
Varirlar suspected that the Ambassador here had something else going on, as well. Whether it was mind control, being paid to screw this up, or something else entirely, this wasn't how such a conversation was meant to go. She only was continuing it to see if Liinara slipped up on something interesting.
"My position is as a Rank 10 Ambassador. You would do well to respect that."
"Respecting positions instead of people does not make sense when the position is respectable and the people are not. You have insulted Phoebe, Humanity, and the Alliance with your words. Were I to relay them, you might see a more hostile stance to the Vinarii Empire. Remember that you have agreements with us."
"Yes. Times have changed."
"I am sure that the Hive Emperor would not exactly like to hear what you have said. But do not worry, Ambassador. We will learn the truth of your words soon enough, one way or another. That is all for now. Perhaps I will ask for a Rank 11 Ambassador next time, to save myself the insults."
She ended the call and sighed. Varirlar could spin the wheel of chance, but the two answers were likely either mind control or someone being paid off to harm relations between them. Given Liinara's expressions, she didn't assume it was translation errors to blame. And this call was on a secure line, even more so than most.
Really, the Vinarii could be doing it. But she smelled something was up. There was likely a very rich Vinarii who the Sprilnav had either made to work with them or forced to, using mind control. Perhaps it really was the answer to both. But she knew not to just assume that. When you had a hammer, everything looked like a nail. It was an apt human saying for the situation.
Varirlar contacted several officials after she wrote her report with the attached recording of the situation. She'd done her best to appear calm, though responding to Liinara was not the orthodox method. But this way, she'd drawn out a lot more on how she viewed the Alliance, giving them a window into whatever was happening, blurry and small though it may have been.
She didn't really think that Calanii would have condoned this. Indeed, she might have just had her last diplomatic call ever. Assuming, of course, that the Sprilnav hadn't managed to chip him, too. If they had, though, the Alliance's situation would get bad fast. Luckily they were already at war with Aphid. Everything was already mobilized, and extra listening satellites in deep space had been set up. The last time the Vinarii Royal Navy had come to visit Humanity, they had not been ready. Perhaps now they were.
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Phoebe stood on the surface of Mercury, just underneath the great mass of the Mercury-class gun that had been built there. The first one that is. Now there were two great behemoths above her head, rising hundreds of meters into the sky. Not that Mercury really had a sky. Maybe someday, that would change.
For now, though, what mattered was the task at hand. The guns were already checked and cleared for firing. A small misalignment had destroyed a Charon-class gun in the past, so they were taking no chances with this. Now, the massive laser would serve its purpose. And, of course, the results would be live streamed.
The planet itself was a world almost covered in machinery. The atmosphere was toxic, filled with aerosols and gaseous industrial waste. There were no detectable life signs on it, whether they were communications, psychic emissions, or even just patches of warmth away from machinery. No subterranean life either, of any kind. Not even microbes had been spared from Aphid's apparent purge, if they had ever existed on this rock at all.
And Aphid's signature station designs orbited it also, whipping around its poisoned atmosphere at several miles a second. That was a sign that everyone on the planet, if there had ever been any, was dead.
A stream of ships poured in and out, guarded by a vast military fleet. In the Sol system, the amplifiers were powering up, and Brey was starting to form the outside of the portals she'd use for the guns, one on each side of the planet, at the equator. Her analysis had determined the areas in which opposite strikes would do the most damage. Phoebe had ensured to check for subterranean activity using Gaia's matter senses.
That had revealed large underground development areas, where presumably more of Aphid's mechanical drones were going to be made. Brey finished forming the portal as Phoebe took a last look at the spires of Aphid's world, ready to see how they'd do when the lasers hit.
She moved the stealth ships around the planet, continuing to watch the shield. It wasn't at full power, likely because Aphid wasn't expecting an attack. She didn't have a presence here in the mindscape, either. She was using far dumber programs as proxies across the Q-comms connections so that he could not detect a hint of anything wrong.
Combined with the Alliance's stealth technology, it would allow for a total surprise attack. Brey finished building up the portals in front of the guns, and Phoebe couldn't help but notice how deep the portals looked. They didn't seem like a flat plane like usual but had a sort of three-dimensionality to them this time. Interesting.
"Fire!" Phoebe ordered. Brey's avatar, which was standing beside an android back on Earth, grinned.
The barrels of the guns glowed cherry red, and vibrations radiated out from their heavily reinforced bases. Even with the android's solar shades, the light was still incredibly bright. Just from underneath it, the temperature was reaching almost 300 degrees. Just as she'd calculated.
On the other side of the portal, things got interesting. Brey's portal was invisible, but the energy coming from it was anything but. It almost looked like Aphid's planet was being impaled through a pole of pure white light. That light slammed down onto the planet's surface in three seconds, passing through the atmosphere as if it wasn't even there. Gaia stood beside the portals in the Sol system, blueshifting the light as much as possible. Instead of visible light, most of the weapon's energy, at least on the other side, was gamma. It was enough radiation to kill anything on the planet, for sure. Or to fry any electronic systems, such as a resident AI's servers.
The pure power of the two guns released a constant molten shockwave of a mix of vaporized rock, metal, and most other materials rushing outward. Buildings were snapped like twigs, their ends going flying but never landing. The heat melted others, and earthquakes in some areas that hadn't yet been struck by the spreading destruction were rampant.
The planet didn't explode or anything. The military ships that were far enough away to remain working just moved away, activating shields that fizzled out due to the intense energy beyond them. That energy would have destroyed Phoebe's android had Brey not used the portal to shield them as well. And as for her observation ships, their stealth coatings were quickly fried.
But the reinforced hulls were made specifically to withstand the effects of this for as long as possible. Cities of metal, all empty except for countless billions of drones wandering their streets, were wiped away. And then the portals began moving, shining around the equator. The effects spread and repeated, with the seas of methane catching fire before they, too, were vaporized in the path of the Mercury-class guns.
The atmosphere was boiled and stripped off the planet within hours. Most of the factories and foundries in the city were turned to either molten slag, collapsed by giant earthquakes, or vanished entirely. The devastation in the equatorial region was total. There was nothing left in a solid band 1500 miles wide around the equator of the planet, save for the broken bases of destroyed skyscrapers.
Further out, the damage was from earthquakes, snapped power lines, and broken pipes, as well as rubble that had fallen onto transport roads and collapsed tunnels. Alone, perhaps the problems could have been dealt with. But not together.
"Just to be sure," Brey asked. "You don't need the remains, right?"
"No. I will make what I need, that way I know it is safe," Phoebe replied, looking at Brey's avatar. It had the signature black fur of her empowered form, with red eyes and sharpened claws. The armor looked cool, as well.
"Alright. I'm going to go dump a few billion tons of plasma on it, then."
Phoebe smiled. "Alright. Have fun."
"I did. Good job on the guns. Get enough of those, and it'll be like the full Dyson swarm's hitting you in a straight line."
"That's the plan. The test was more than successful, and Aphid got a taste of the justice we deserve."
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2023.05.31 01:48 OfJahaerys Got my confetti today! 🎉 🎊

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2023.05.31 01:47 Fayman2 A Farewell to this beloved Community!

Hi guys,
in honesty I come with a mixture of sadness, frustration and heartbreak. Today I lost everything to an account hack. Somehow the hijacker was able to get past my 2FA, and countless walls I've used to secure my account over the last 15 years.
Since I was a child Runescape has always been a home away from home, as silly as it sounds some of my greatest memories and friends I have ever had are thanks to this silly little medieval point and click game. I've poured so much into this game, and in a way the hack only took away some of what this game meant to me.
Coping with the time lost to developing all the items I've had in this game led me down a path to remembering much of what Runescape has been for me, between overcoming cooks assistant to completing every quest, I've grown so much both physically (I was like 7 when I first started) and emotionally.
What hurts the most is my inability to want to log into this game anymore, logging into an account with nothing left just feels a bit too raw, hell I'm 25 now, but logging in makes me want to sob like a 7 year old. In many ways allowing myself to get hacked and choosing not to bank my items that one time I logged out makes me feel like I've really let my younger self down. I remember whenever I was asked "if you could wish for anything, what would you wish for?" as a kid I'd always say unlimited membership.
Why am I even writing this post? Well I just want to use this time to thank the community and share some of my fondest memories.
When I first started Runescape I shared a single computer amongst 4 of my brothers, we would take turns using the PC in 30 minute intervals and we all played Runescape. I remember the first time I played Runescape I was in disbelief at its sheer scale, listening to each individual soundtrack for every new place are some of my rawest points of nostalgia.
Between each turn I would spend time before it was my go on the PC literally discussing with my brothers how I was going to use my turn to progress in the game, we'd share ideas and we'd celebrate our successes together, being at the table during dinner gloating to my siblings about how lucky I was to get a Draconic Visage from a black dragon and how I was going to sell it to share the treasures with my brothers are some of the most joyful moments in my life.
As I grew older Runescape stayed with me, from secondary school to college and even university when I had some free time. through those days I made some amazing friends, if 69Mullet69 is somehow reading this, I love you brother. Even though you never celebrated Eid you always wished me a happy Eid and I happily repaid the favour at Christmas. I won't ever forget the little gifts you'd give me to help me celebrate, they'd make my whole year, I know you quit runescape quite a while ago but I still think of you.
Even if I tell myself everyday how I've outgrown this game, I'll never outgrow the love I have for this community and all those friends I've spent hours wasting XP with.
I do wish I never got hacked so I could spend my free time running raids with my friends and trying out the new skill I've been extremely excited for but I'm going to choose to be happy about this, happy that being hacked has allowed me to be introspective about all the amazing memories I've made in this game.
My final note would be, Bank everything every time you log out. Secure your accounts with 2FA and change your passwords regularly.
for the people who I've since lost contact with on runescape feel free to shoot me a PM, happy to stay in contact through socials (My RSN for the longest time has been: "Have trust")
With much love and appreciation <3.
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2023.05.31 01:44 PickeledGnu Software Eng at McMaster or UOttawa

I cannot decide between McMaster or UOttawa for Software Engineering. I have free choice at McMaster. I would love any insights, stories, or adive, but please say why and back it up, not just "Mac eng gud" I know it is higher ranked, but software is quite a different eng experience compared to other specializations. I made a list so you can see what's important to me.

- Beautiful, modern campus that is compact (I don't have a car)
- 1.5 hours away from home
- Great research/team opportunities
- Academically and engineering driven university
- Some (albeit few) electives
- Summer after first year is free to travel
- Better residences
- $2000 in scholarship money per year (grade based)

- Hamilton < Ottawa
- Not as much support for co-op
- CS courses are behind the times? (not sure about this now)
- Expensive mandatory meal plan (I love to cook)
- Food seems to be worse (only eaten on campus once, it was okay but I've seen the raw chicken sandwich on McMaster subreddit)
- Right off highway, seems hard to get to Toronto

- Ottawa! I love the city
- WAY more job opportunities (government, banks, etc)
- Good co-op support
- Some team opportunities
- Co-op begins after first year (good experience early)
- $3000 in scholarship for first year (not renewable)
- Close to Quebec (I love skiing)
- Bigger city, more restaurants (I love food)

- I do not like the layout of campus and it seems spread out and a little unkempt
- First-come first-serve residence application and I am behind as I cannot decide
- I do not have car and many residences are off-campus and Ottawa winters are FREEZING
- 4.5 hours drive from home, train is expensive
- Not as many engineering students
- No electives (I like psych and english too, I want to have some easier, non-math courses first year while I get settled)
- Many residences only have one kitchen for whole building; Mac has kitchens on each floor

It's trouble in paradise right now; I know both universities are great and it's down to what I make of my experience. However, I want to know reddit's thoughts, and typing this list out helped me quantify my decision better. I hope this post can help others in a similar boat to me.
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2023.05.31 01:44 mitchthebaker Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, current contract is ending so this is the new draft I spun up today

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2023.05.31 01:42 Xeshing My father denied me because of a job, listen.

From 18yo to 20y i was military in the french army. Before i graduated in graphic design.
My father is an old military and was happy to see me in the army. In 2023 i decided to quit army to start a new life, focusing on computer science, studying japanese, going to a master degree in computer science. Now he hates me and doesn't talk to me anymore. He said a lot of bad things like "i'm ashamed to have a son", "you will never be a true man" blah blah blah.

So i'm 20yo now (21 in september) and i'm on my own. I'm trying to work in restaurants, breweries etc to pay my studies. I'm living with my savings.
Please if you are a parent, do not abandon your child because he wants to try something else. Guide him towards his journey. Studying is vital and your child NEEDS your support, especially in a world where your diplomas shape an important part of your life. Do not act like an irrelevant m*ngol, life is so short and we have tons of things to do.
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2023.05.31 01:40 yaymayata2 Highschool student looking for advice

I've got my sights set on becoming a quant researcher (developing strategies not just algorithmically based is what I enjoy, please lmk if you guys know the proper term for such a job) once I finish college. I'm planning on taking math and a computational degree to get there. I've already checked out the websites for quant degrees in the US, but I'm wondering if any of you know of some good universities in Europe that offer similar programs?
Now, here's the deal. I want to take classes that are exciting and relevant to my future career as a quant researcher. I'm totally into game theory, so any recommendations on classes related to that would be awesome. Oh, and I'm really looking forward to courses where we get to model simulations too.
I'm also interested in solutions engineering and the game theory aspect of both fields. Do you know of any other fields that require similar skills or offer a similar level of thrill?
while I'm at it, I could use some beginner resources. If you've got any cool stuff for Python or Anaconda, I'd really appreciate it.
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2023.05.31 01:37 AquaPirate3010 5 (and another bonus story) AI-made Sleep Deprived moments! It's not the most accurate, which is a good thing because I don't want AI to replace the Sleep Deprived Podcast anymore than it already has.

Schlatt: Hey, boys! Welcome back to another episode of the Sleep Deprived Podcast. How are we all doing today?
Mika: Hey, Schlatt. I'm hanging in there, you know. Dealing with the usual ups and downs, but I'm ready to tackle another episode.
Aztro: Doing fantastic, as always! Ready to bring some laughs and good vibes to our listeners.
Apandah: Yeah, yeah, I'm here, whatever. Let's get this show on the road. I've got some spicy takes to share today.
Schlatt: Alright, alright, settle down, everyone. Let's jump into some topics. So, have you guys seen the latest football match? Man, that game was intense!
Aztro: Absolutely, Schlatt! That last-minute goal had me on the edge of my seat. Football always brings out the passion in me.
Apandah: Yeah, yeah, football. I'm just here for the chaos, you know. But I gotta admit, that game got me pumped too.
Mika: I haven't really been following the matches, but it sounds like it was a thrilling one. Speaking of passion, I've been pouring my energy into my music lately. Working on some new tracks, you know?
Schlatt: That's awesome, Mika! Can't wait to hear what you've been working on. You always bring a unique perspective to the group with your music.
Apandah: Unique, huh? Well, I've got some unique thoughts to share today, too. Brace yourselves, boys!
Aztro: Oh no, here we go. Buckle up, everyone. Apandah's about to drop some controversial takes again.
Schlatt: Just keep it within reason, Apandah. We don't want things going completely off the rails.
Apandah: Hey, I can't make any promises. But I'll do my best to keep it spicy yet palatable.
Mika: As long as we're respectful to each other, I'm open to hearing different perspectives. It's what makes our discussions interesting, after all.
Aztro: Couldn't agree more, Mika. It's all about embracing our differences and finding common ground, even when we have those outrageous moments.
Schlatt: Exactly, Aztro. That's what makes this podcast so special. We may not always see eye to eye, but we respect each other and have a damn good time doing it.
Apandah: Yeah, yeah, respect and all that. But let's not forget to inject some chaos and laughter into the mix. That's what keeps our listeners hooked!
Schlatt: Well said, Apandah. Let's bring the chaos, laughter, and some thought-provoking discussions to our audience. It's what they've come to love and expect from the Sleep Deprived Podcast.
And so, the hosts of the Sleep Deprived Podcast continue their banter, sharing their unique perspectives, controversial takes, and plenty of laughter along the way. Each one bringing their own flavor to the table, creating a dynamic and entertaining listening experience for their audience. ---
Schlatt: Alright, folks, let's move on to our next topic. Apandah, what do you have for us today?
Apandah: Ah, you know me, always bringing the spice. So, guys, have you ever heard of this thing called "gooning"?
Aztro: (laughs) Oh, Apandah, here we go again. Yeah, I've heard of it. It's when you... well, you know, engage in some "me time," if you catch my drift.
Schlatt: (chuckles) Yeah, it's a term that's been floating around. Some might call it chronic self-indulgence, if you will.
Apandah: (grinning) Ah, finally, some comrades who understand. You guys are on the same page.
Mika: (confused) Uh, sorry, guys, but I'm a bit out of the loop here. What exactly is "gooning"?
Aztro: (snickers) Oh, Mika, my innocent friend, you're in for a treat. Gooning refers to, um, well, let's just say it's an enthusiastic form of self-exploration.
Schlatt: (smirks) It's like a marathon of personal satisfaction, Mika. An adventure best embarked upon with a box of tissues and a can-do attitude.
Mika: (blushes) Oh... I see. I guess I've been out of touch with the latest terminology. Thanks for filling me in, guys.
Apandah: (laughs) Don't worry, Mika, we'll educate you on all the "important" things in due time. Consider it a crash course in internet culture.
Schlatt: (playfully) And remember, Mika, there's no shame in discovering new... uh, hobbies. Embrace the chaos!
Mika: (smiling) Well, as long as we can keep the discussions lively and respectful, I'm all for embracing the chaos, even if it means learning about "gooning."
And so, the conversation continues with Apandah's mention of "gooning," leading to an enlightening moment for Mika while the rest of the hosts share a knowing camaraderie, injecting laughter into the mix. They proceed to explore more topics, always ensuring a balance between fun, respect, and their unique dynamic on the Sleep Deprived Podcast.
Mika: Hey, guys, I've been meaning to tell you something. So, you know how we often discuss our different backgrounds and where we're from?
Schlatt: Yeah, what's up, Mika?
Mika: Well, funny story... I'm actually Canadian.
Aztro: (laughs) Wait, really? Mika, you've been hiding that this whole time? How did we not know?
Apandah: (teasingly) Oh, Mika, you sly Canadian. You've been infiltrating our New Yorker circle all along.
Schlatt: (narrows his eyes) Hold on a second. Canadian? And you've been pretending to be one of us this whole time? I can't believe it!
Mika: Schlatt, it's not like that. I've always been a part of the podcast. Nationality doesn't change that.
Schlatt: (in an overly dramatic tone) Nationality, huh? You know, Mika, it's not easy for a proud New Yorker like me to accept this. We're talking about deep-rooted rivalry here.
Aztro: Schlatt, come on, don't take it too seriously. It's just a friendly podcast. Mika being Canadian doesn't change anything.
Schlatt: (leaning in) Oh, it doesn't change anything, huh? Well, let me remind you of something, Aztro. 9/11.
Aztro: (taken aback) Whoa, Schlatt, that's unnecessary. We're all friends here. Let's not bring up sensitive topics.
Mika: Guys, come on. We can have fun banter without crossing the line. Nationality shouldn't divide us.
Apandah: Yeah, Schlatt, let's not go down that road. We're here to have a good time, not dwell on past events.
Schlatt: (softens) You're right, guys. I got carried away. I'm sorry, Mika. It doesn't matter where you're from; you're still an important part of our podcast.
Mika: Thanks, Schlatt. I appreciate that. Let's move forward and focus on the laughs and good times, regardless of our nationalities.
And so, a tense moment arises as Mika accidentally reveals his Canadian identity, leading to Schlatt's unnecessary offense and the mention of a sensitive topic. However, the other hosts quickly intervene, reminding everyone of the importance of friendship and unity. They reconcile, emphasizing the podcast's purpose: to share laughter and create an inclusive and enjoyable environment for their listeners.
Schlatt: Alright, boys, here's a question for you: Do you think we'll still be doing this podcast when we're old men?
Apandah: (laughs) Oh, Schlatt, can you imagine? A bunch of old dudes rambling on about the good old days? It would be hilarious.
Aztro: You know what, Apandah? I can totally picture it. We'll be sitting in our rocking chairs, reminiscing about the crazy conversations we had and how the internet has evolved.
Mika: It's an interesting thought. I mean, who knows what the future holds? Technology and platforms may change, but if there's still an audience that enjoys our banter, why not?
Schlatt: Absolutely, Mika. We'll be the wise, seasoned podcasters of our generation. Still bringing laughter and thought-provoking discussions, even with our old bones.
Apandah: (grinning) Can you imagine the kind of outrageous opinions we'll have as old men? We'll be the grandpas with hot takes, shaking our fists at the youngsters.
Aztro: And we'll have a whole new set of stories to share, experiences from our wild youth and the wisdom that comes with age. Our audience will be like, "Back in my day, we had the Sleep Deprived Podcast."
Schlatt: (chuckles) I can see it now. "The Sleep Deprived Podcast: The Golden Years Edition." We'll still be here, spreading chaos and laughter, keeping our audience entertained.
Mika: As long as we're still enjoying ourselves and bringing joy to others, age won't matter. We'll be the timeless voices of the podcasting world.
Apandah: And we'll have a whole new generation of fans who will appreciate our vintage charm.
Schlatt: Well, boys, it's settled then. We'll be the coolest old men in the podcasting universe. The Sleep Deprived Podcast will stand the test of time!
And so, the hosts of the Sleep Deprived Podcast contemplate the future and the possibility of continuing their podcast even in old age. With humor and enthusiasm, they envision themselves as seasoned podcasters, sharing stories, wisdom, and laughter with a whole new generation of listeners. The idea of "The Golden Years Edition" becomes a source of excitement and laughter as they embrace the possibility of a timeless podcasting legacy.
Apandah: Alright, guys, brace yourselves for this one. I've got a controversial take that might ruffle some feathers.
Schlatt: (curious) Oh boy, here we go. Lay it on us, Apandah.
Aztro: (laughs) Alright, let's see what you've got this time. Hit us with your wildest opinion.
Apandah: Okay, hear me out. Cereal is the worst breakfast food ever invented.
Mika: (surprised) Wait, what? Cereal? But... but it's a classic! It's been a breakfast staple for decades.
Schlatt: (raises an eyebrow) Apandah, you might have gone too far this time. Cereal is beloved by so many people. It's quick, easy, and comes in so many delicious flavors.
Apandah: (grinning) I know, I know. But think about it, guys. It's just a bowl of sugar-filled, nutritionally empty, crunchy bits. We could have so many better options for a healthy start to the day.
Aztro: (chuckles) Okay, Apandah, I see where you're coming from. Cereal can be high in sugar, and we should definitely encourage healthier choices. But completely dismissing it as the worst? I don't know about that.
Schlatt: (nodding) I agree with Aztro. Cereal has its flaws, sure, but it also has its place. It's quick and convenient, especially for those busy mornings. Plus, who doesn't love a bowl of their favorite childhood cereal every now and then?
Mika: (smiling) I think we can find a middle ground here, guys. Cereal may not be the healthiest option, but it does bring nostalgia and comfort. It's all about balance and moderation, as with everything.
Apandah: (grinning mischievously) Alright, alright, you got me. Maybe I went a bit overboard with that one. Cereal isn't the absolute worst, but I still stand by my point that we could use some healthier breakfast alternatives.
Schlatt: (laughs) Fair enough, Apandah. We'll keep that in mind. But let's not forget the joy that a good bowl of cereal can bring, even if it's not the most nutritious choice.
And so, Apandah's controversial take on cereal sparks a moment of disagreement, even among Schlatt and Aztro. However, they eventually find common ground, acknowledging the flaws of cereal while appreciating its nostalgic appeal and convenience. They reach a compromise, emphasizing the importance of balance and exploring healthier breakfast options. Laughter fills the air as they move on to lighter topics, leaving the cereal controversy behind.
Schlatt: Ladies and gentlemen, tonight is a special night for the Sleep Deprived Podcast. We have a very distinguished guest joining us: Dr. Anthony Fauci!
Aztro: (excitedly) Oh wow, this is huge! Dr. Fauci, welcome to the Sleep Deprived Podcast. We're honored to have you here.
Dr. Fauci: Thank you for having me, gentlemen. It's a pleasure to be on your show.
Mika: Dr. Fauci, your work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been instrumental in guiding public health measures. How do you feel about the impact you've had on the world?
Dr. Fauci: Well, Mika, it's been a challenging journey, but I'm humbled to have played a role in providing scientific guidance and promoting public health. It's truly a team effort, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to make a difference.
Apandah: Dr. Fauci, you've faced criticism and even threats throughout the pandemic. How do you stay motivated and focused despite the challenges?
Dr. Fauci: Apandah, it's essential to stay focused on the science and the goal of protecting public health. While criticism is inevitable, my motivation comes from the knowledge that my work can help save lives. It's a responsibility I take seriously.
Schlatt: Dr. Fauci, there have been various conspiracy theories and misinformation circulating during the pandemic. How do you handle such misinformation and communicate effectively with the public?
Dr. Fauci: Schlatt, combating misinformation is a constant challenge. I believe in transparent and clear communication based on scientific evidence. It's crucial to address misinformation promptly and provide accurate information to the public to empower them to make informed decisions.
Aztro: Dr. Fauci, as we move forward and strive to recover from the pandemic, what lessons have we learned, and how can we be better prepared for future health crises?
Dr. Fauci: Aztro, one of the most important lessons is the necessity of a robust and coordinated global response to emerging health threats. We must strengthen public health infrastructure, invest in research and development, and promote collaboration and cooperation among nations to ensure we are better prepared for future challenges.
Mika: Dr. Fauci, before we wrap up, is there any message you'd like to share with our audience?
Dr. Fauci: Absolutely, Mika. I want to emphasize the importance of following trusted scientific guidance, getting vaccinated, and continuing to practice public health measures. We're not out of the woods yet, but together, we can overcome this pandemic and build a healthier, safer future.
Schlatt: Dr. Fauci, thank you so much for joining us today and sharing your insights. Your dedication to public health is truly inspiring.
Dr. Fauci: Thank you, Schlatt. It's been a pleasure being here with you all. Keep up the great work on the Sleep Deprived Podcast, and let's continue working towards a healthier world.
As the interview with Dr. Fauci comes to an end, the hosts of the Sleep Deprived Podcast express their gratitude for his valuable insights and dedication to public health. The conversation serves as an opportunity to address important pandemic-related topics and promote the importance of following trusted scientific guidance. The interview concludes on a positive note, leaving the audience inspired and motivated to navigate the ongoing challenges with resilience and unity.
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2023.05.31 01:34 AdyB04 freshman computer science schedule

i have orientation coming up and was wondering if anyone who majored in computer science can give me like a example of their freshman year schedule. would be even better if they commuted. thanks
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2023.05.31 01:34 SirBucketGetter 26 M NC/US [Friendship]

Looking for friends, preferably nearby. My hobbies include cooking/baking, gaming, programming, watching shows/anime, and taking care of my dogs and cats. My favorite thing to bake are brownies. My favorite show is Better Call Saul. Im currently in school(Computer Science). If you'd like to know more, just ask. I'm an open book.
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2023.05.31 01:32 DrCamelid Is a CS degree worth the costs of campus housing/food when I could just live w/ parents for free, get a "mediocre" IT degree <30 mins from home and graduate with little to no debt?

I have a community college nearby that offers a limited selection of 4 year degrees on behalf of a bigger 4 year college, albeit not one really known for their STEM degrees. Accredited is accredited I guess. IT is one of those limited degree options, but Computer Science or even something like IS are not. So my question is, should I just do IT for the savings and decreased stress?
I'm honestly not sure what I want to do career-wise, and am struggling to find drive or passion for any particular niche, but I don't think I want to be a software dev. I could see myself doing scripting, but working on a whole program not so much. I don't feel like I have the creativity or drive for programming projects.
Currently, I have a help desk job and am attending school part time, but at my job I'm just a glorified password resettepower button presser who does nothing 90% of the time. I have absolutely no qualifications or education otherwise and I'm 24 (I started late). Originally, I wanted to do a CS degree at a decent university and live on campus after working this job for a bit and doing some gen ed classes first, but now I'm starting to think it's not worth the increased cost and stress of the curriculum. Frankly, I'm feeling a little like college as a whole is a scam (get in line, I know), but I still want some sort of degree to check that box. I also feel like I learn better at home and on my own time, rather than in lectures and with timed tests.
Ultimately, I really just want to get my life started sooner rather than later, and I feel like I could do that more easily with an IT degree, if at the expense of upper potential. At the same time, I really want to feel like I have knowledge and value, which a CS degree from a better school may provide. There's an underlying fear I have that if I get an IT degree, I'll only ever be qualified for help desk and never understand more complex lower level concepts. I apologize if this isn't quite on topic for this subreddit (there's not an active CSmajors equivalent for IT that I know of), but I feel like shit right now and could really use some outside perspective.
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