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2023.05.28 18:37 Linsanta Elective help!

Hi! I am picking my elective courses going into my fourth year, I want to take an English course because I like English and also need it as a prerequisite for some grad school things. I was wondering if anyone has taken any of these, ENG 3388 (Canadian Poetry 1900-present (with Jennifer Baker)), ENG 2111 (Canadian Children's Literature (prof N/A yet)), or ENG 2180 (Critical Conversations: Sex and Gender Identities (with Sean Moreland)), or any other ENG courses that I haven't mentioned, and has any info to share. I also have 2 more electives, so any other recommendations for others that aren't English would be great! For context, I am going into my 4th year of Health Sciences, and I have reached my max for 1st-year electives so they have to be 2000-4000 level. Any help/ advice would be great!
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2023.05.28 18:36 stealthandrush What is your favorite box art? Here's mine.

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2023.05.28 18:33 Economy-Law-9242 The Ender Dragon

In recent years the Ender Dragon has become an easy feat amongst many who play Minecraft.
Many can beat the game in under a hour without breaking a sweat. To fix this problem Mojang could do a number of things to increase the difficulty of the game.
1) Create a "ultra hardcore" difficulty which reduces the players number of hearts to just 1. This would prevent players from using the popular bed tactic as the blast would cause them to lose their hardcore world.
2)They could make the Ender Dragon fight more challenging by updating its AI. Instead of the Dragon perching at random times, the player must do something in order for it to perch they could also make the Dragon more agile to dodge various projectiles.
3)The devs could add another boss that you are required to defeat before leaving the end. You'd have to retrieve 4 dragon heads from End Ships and place them around the Main Island Portal similar to how you would respawn the Ender Dragon, this boss would have triple the health and damage of the Ender Dragon and would test the player greatly.
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2023.05.28 18:32 Economy-Law-9242 The Ender Dragon

In recent years the Ender Dragon has become an easy feat amongst many who play Minecraft.
Many can beat the game in under a hour without breaking a sweat. To fix this problem Mojang could do a number of things to increase the difficulty of the game.
1) Create a "ultra hardcore" difficulty which reduces the players number of hearts to just 1. This would prevent players from using the popular bed tactic as the blast would cause them to lose their hardcore world.
2)They could make the Ender Dragon fight more challenging by updating its AI. Instead of the Dragon perching at random times, the player must do something in order for it to perch they could also make the Dragon more agile to dodge various projectiles.
3)The devs could add another boss that you are required to defeat before leaving the end. You'd have to retrieve 4 dragon heads from End Ships and place them around the Main Island Portal similar to how you would respawn the Ender Dragon, this boss would have triple the health and damage of the Ender Dragon and would test the player greatly.
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2023.05.28 18:31 jiji320 [US,US] [H]Stamp Pikachu Black Label, Vstar Universe URs, HF Shiny Zard, Neo Shinings [W] Paypal, Trades, Wantlist

Happy MDW everyone! Back to trade or get some Paypal to go toward paying some bills.

PSA / CGC / BGS Slabs: https://imgur.com/a/goVcaic
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Prices Below:
Vstar UR set (Arceus 9.5 + Dialga 9.5 + Palkia 9.5 + Giratina 9): $300 PP only
HF Shiny Zard GX PSA10: $650 PP/ 700TV
Rainbow Zard Vmax PSA9: $170 PP only
JP Shining Kabutops CGC8: $450PP / $500 TV
Shining Steelix CGC8.5: $235PP / $250 TV
JP Arceus vstar UR BGS9.5: $90 PP only
JP Dialga vstar UR BGS9.5: $60 PP only
JP Palkia vstar UR BGS9.5: $60 PP only
JP Palkia vstar UR BGS10: $135 PP only
Sapporo's Pikachu PSA9: $125PP/TV
Boss Pikachu team Plasma: $100
Poncho Sylveon CGC8.5: $200
Mew RC FA PSA9: $110
Radiant Zard CGC10: $50
Pidgeot: $75
Pikachu Stamp box Black Label: $1800 PP / $2000 TV
Arceus Vstar UR Black Label: $850 PP / $1000 TV

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Shipping Options: BMWT +$5, All orders over $75 comes with free tracked shipping.
Trading: If you want to trade please let me know what you are interested in and what you have. If you have under 100 trades please ship first. For all members above 100 trades will ship same day.
Want List:
Crystal Holos: Celebi, Kingdra, Crobat, Lugia, Ho-oh, Zard, Golem
Alt Arts: Giratina V, Ray VMAX, Gengar VMAX, Lugia V, Glaceon VMAX, Espeon VMAX, Aerodactyl, Moonbreon , Latios & Latias GX Alt, ADP alt,
Other Mid-High End cards
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2023.05.28 18:28 Fuel_Antique Possible pelvic floor muscle spasm

Has anyone ever had a really intense muscle spasm that radiated into your lower back and lower abdomen? For background I have had vaginismus for 10 years, I do pelvic floor physical therapy and also get Botox injections to manage the pain and have found some success. Yesterday I got the most painful feeling in the superficial muscles on the right side of my pelvic floor that radiated into my glute and lower back and also into my lower abdomen. It felt kind of like a knife in my pelvic floor area and then cramps radiating out. The only relief I found was sitting on a heating pad and using my pelvic floor wand.
My question is has this ever happened to someone? I’m no stranger to referred pain and soreness but this was next level. The only thing I can think of for this happening is because I took a spin class in the morning and didn’t warm up? But I also spin 2-3 times a week and have never had this issue. Any feedback is helpful!
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2023.05.28 18:27 WhyIsItAlwaysADP Does Hunt Squad Make DMZ Better or Worse?

Yesterday I was picked up by a 3-man that killed me and they instantly went for a Hunt Squad. These guys were good, real good. They made quick work of the next squad and moved on to another hunt squad, again wiping them. Eventually, we were at the exfil, literally in the heli with radiation almost on us, when one of them saw another hunt squad on the map so they jumped out of the heli with 7 minutes left just to hunt down the last squad on the map.

These guys did nothing wrong and were certainly having fun. I on the other hand almost felt guilty at the way we (as a group) were just wrecking everyone else with hunt squad contracts just to wreck them. They didn't even take the loot because they didn't need it.

It got me thinking, do hunt squad contracts make the game better or worse? What do you guys think?
View Poll
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2023.05.28 18:25 NickAdmiral [WTS][WTT] Send-It-Sunday! 2006 Ford Mustang V6 Part Out!, Vortex, Burris, Geissele, and more!

Timestamp: https://i.imgur.com/gtSghv6.jpg
Happy Sunday!
Good morning Ladies and Gents, I’ve got some items here for sale today or for trade depending on what you’re into no offer is unreasonable hit me up!
Mustang- 2006 66000 miles let me know what parts you want maybe we can strike a deal, (Exhaust, Tranny, Stereo, Shifter already taken out and sold/used)
2011 Dodge Charger 138000 miles. $8900
Tiny Tina Treasure trove sealed! $100 https://i.imgur.com/voU108y.jpg
GoT fire and Ice whiskey bottle! $50?
Trijicon RMRcc, mounted never fired with Springfield Adapter Plate, love this optic wish it sat flush. $350
Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25 FFP EBR 7C MOA BNIB never mounted was planning to put in on my rifle but got a mark 5hd instead. $750 $675
Burris XTR - II 5-25 FFP SCR MOA BNIB mocked up on rifle never torqued down, also got another mark 5hd instead. $750 $675
Tanodized Upper receiver, I believe it’s Anchor, catch and release from here $160 is what I paid.
Geissele DDC Upper Receiver Blemula, it’s beautiful it matches one of my lowers pretty close however I do want a much more golden colored upper receiver or like burnt sienna buffer tube for reference in album. I am looking to trade for another DDC Upper receiver. $250 <- this is what I will let it go for but I don’t want to sell it I just want to trade this.
Things I’m looking for: DDC Upper Receiver (will purchase or trade for $160ish?) 6mm ARC Barrel (18-20) PWS ratcheting castle nut/ endplate Luna Black Upper Receiver
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2023.05.28 18:25 Erik1801 Fusion Propulsion with no Reactors - Hard Sci Fi concept critique request

Hello there,
so, i have been working on some logistics as off recently for a novel. Plot, arcs etc. are all pretty well down and i want to focus some time on the whole Space travel aspect. For the few pages it will be important xD Might as well. In doing so, i stumbled upon an idea which probably has been used already but i couldn't find it. So if what i am about to describe sounds familiar, let us known ! A quick disclaimer, for the following i want the concept to be judged on its feasibility and hardness. If it doesn't work because of XYZ, let us know :D
Setup Fairly simple, in this post i attempted to describe an Interstellar Transport System, ITS for shot because everything needs an acronym. The super TLDR is that we use a load of mirrors to create a very strong beams, which we focus on a big ass mirror. Photon pressure will then speed the ship up to half the speed of light. I changed aspects and specifics about this system since duo to the feedback. But the idea is identical. "Big ass beams tossing giant frisbee around". Though, after the rework the entire system is ~8 times weaker. Because the ship´s weigh less now. Only 2,6 Million tons :D Regardless, this is what we have as a setup. a giant Stelaser, or SPA in world, which can produce really powerful focused beams.
The Multiple Scattering Pulsed Fusion idk thrusters welp So i don't really have a name for it. But the idea is in this sim;
We have, a funnel or Bell. What we do is actually fairly simple, notice how all the light rays kind of clump up at the throat ? Well, the idea is that if we send a really powerful beam into the funnel / thruster, the light will accumulate in a focal point.
Now, in Universe they don't have commercial fusion because the more research i do the more impossible Fusion seems. Impossible as in commercially viable in any capacity. Seriously watch this guys videos on the matter. It is depressing. Anyways, with a sufficiently powerful beam and the smallest focal point possible this funnel would essentially turn into a Inertial confinement fusion reactor. Right, we "just" shoot pallets into the focal point off hell, where they fuse, expanding rapidly and pushing themselves out of the funnel to provide thrust.
Maybe it would look like this ?
Yes the radiators should be at like a billion degrees, this just gets the concept across
With a design like this
Now, one issue most people will quickly see is that this kind of ship by default can only fly away from its energy source. However, this should be easy to fix. Ish. What we can do is use mirrors inside the funnel which can basically change their Index of Refraction (So the mirrors would have to be dielectric with multiple layers) in such a way that all the energy inside the funnel gets concentrated into the light tunnel. This would require some pieces inside the Thruster to physically move as well to bounce light into the tunnel. Or at least some of it. The light tunnel can then increase the energy density more to enable Fusion on the other side as well. This way, the design could fly towards and away from its energy source. Which of course also means it could actually be useful. One downside is that such a ship would always have to roughly point at its energy source. Which will limit where it can go. But for a cargo ship that should be manageable.
Aside from the suspiciously strong mirrors (I checked it in the other post, in terms of numbers you can make mirrors that could survive the energy densities required. But idk how this would work with Fusion. Ideally you would want the Fusion to happen in a wavelength your mirrors are designed to reflect 99.999%. Which is doable with dielectrics if stupidly expensive), a bigger concern is Radiation.
This kind of Fusion is, for the lack of a better term, cancer juice. From what i can tell, there is a 0% chance you can get Aneutronic Fusion going with this, it just requires to much energy. So you would have to use Hydrogen which is going to by ugly. In the image you can not really see it but I surrounded the focal line / volume with about 10 meters of stuff. The force of the Fusion itself shouldn't be a problem, because this aint going at 10G. As far as i can tell, just because you have a certain limit in terms of Radiator capacity, you could not accelerate fast enough for the force of the pallets imploding to become an issue. You would die from radiation way before that.
My guess is ~0.1 - 0.3G maybe. But it really depends on the ship mass, exact energy density etc.
I left the biggest issue for last. The angle of incidence. The ship pictured here has a wide throat opening of 28 meters and a length of 200 meters. Dielectric mirrors work really well in a narrow range of incidence angles. Some products on the market rn have 99.95% at +-10 Degrees. Which is amazing ! But in our case the incidence range is somewhat wider. around the +-80 degrees. Which is really bad.
Now i hear you ask "But Erik, why do we want the light to bounce around, wouldn't it be smarter to only bounce once into a focal point ? And yes, it would be. Please find me a shape that does that xD I have yet to find a shape which would work. The issue is we need the fusion to happen inside the Funnel. If the focal point is outside the Thruster, the Fusion event wont transfer any momentum to the ship. Keep in mind, in this specific configuration the Pallets we shoot into the beam of death carry like no momentum compared to the ship. It is the fusion product expanding inside the thruster that pushes us.
In the worst case, this concept would have to bite the bullet and lower the energy density until dielectrics can get the job done at the required range. From my sim´s, each light ray on average bounces 23 times before getting the fuck out of there.
Overall, idk. To me it seems in terms of pure logic this should work. But so should Fusion reactors. And where are we with those ? So, i hope i have explained the idea well enough for people to judge weather or not this is feasible, even at low accelerations of say 0.05m/s². My prediction is that it either works or there is a critical flaw which would turn the ship into a supernova. Nothing in-between.
Thanks for reading and have a nice day !
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2023.05.28 18:24 palmtrees007 Would you want to be taken care of financially?

My (36F) friend (36F) just went overseas to live with her second husband. This is her second time moving overseas to be with a partner.
She met her first husband in the US where we live, at work. He had to go back to Australia, his native country, so she married him quick and went back with him when they got everything sorted. She had no job lined up, nothing but ended up liking it there and making a life until things got rough between them.
She has told me since we were young she has no career goals. She works survival jobs (nannying, temp jobs, admin, etc) but she has no true career goals. She is open about just wanting to be taken care of. So when her and her first husband were on the rocks, she knew divorcing would force her back to the US .. and I sensed it would be a matter of time before she found someone new.
While her divorce was processing, she met a new guy from Europe who was on vacation in Australia. They fell in love. She had to come back to the US once the divorce went into effect because of her visa but then began planning trips with new guy and eventually they decided to marry.
He came here and married her 6 months ago and she just left for Europe.
He works at a financial brokerage company and got her a job there as a HR admin.
They obviously haven’t ever lived together before but are going head first into everything.
I’m a bit jealous and in awe of how if you truly want something, you can get it.
I don’t know if I would want to be taken care of but I wouldn’t mind it. I live alone, no kids, my rent is over $2000, I don’t feel like I am getting ahead at all….
But I’m also highly independent. I’m not a gold digger either. Iv had 3 long relationships and in each one, my partner was building their career so I was not with them for financial reasons.
I want true and pure love but I wouldn’t mind if the person helped me get ahead in my situation and I would also help them. My last bf and I took turns paying more on our rent and it helped a lot.
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2023.05.28 18:22 chadowan A Comprehensive Guide to Pro Football Video Game Covers

Another Madden $70 re-skin is upon us, so let's take a moment to explore the history of all the people who have been featured on the cover of an pro football video game.
While the selection of the Madden cover athlete is now an event, there was a wild wild west period of football games from the 80s to the mid-2000s where anybody with a computer could and would build football games, with the selection of the cover being all over the place. Roger Craig was the first cover athlete in 1985 on NFL Challenge for MS-DOS. Madden's first game was in 1988, then by the mid-90s getting a cover athlete or spokesman for your football game was pretty standard.
I wanted to compile those games and covers based on this Wiki article (and a few that it was missing from that list) and see who was on the main cover of all of those games (some games were almost completely irrelevant, so I left them off this list). Some of these may have more alternates with other people, but I'll stick with the main cover.

Covers by Position

*These are heavily boosted by John Madden being on 10 Madden covers
Obviously QBs dominate here, but I didn't realize how little defensive players have been on football game covers (9%), with none being on a cover since Richard Sherman in 2014. I'd love to see more defensive players on the Madden cover. Who would be the most likely defensive guy in the near future? Aaron Donald, TJ Watt, Nick Bosa, Myles Garrett, or Sauce Gardner?

Covers by Team

If a team's player was not a lead on the cover or was not any identifiable player, I gave them a *
The Re-skins/Commanders?, Jags, Panthers, and Bills have appeared on a cover but never with an athlete as the lead or with a real person. Only the Texans have never appeared at all on the cover of any football video game. I'd say the Bills are most likely to get one next (Josh Allen), then the Jags (Trevor Lawrence), then the Panthers/Texans if either hits a home run with Young or Stroud. The Commanders have a long road ahead to getting a feature cover athlete, unless you ask Sam Howell who thinks he should be this year's Madden cover athlete.

Most Prolific Cover People

Kordell Stewart, Daunte Culpepper, and Donovan McNabb (and possibly Lamar Jackson, still too early for him) are the only players with multiple appearances that are either not or are unlikely to make the Hall of Fame. McNabb is the only guy to appear in multiple covers in the same year. Also of note, 7 athletes were on a cover without ever making a pro bowl in their careers: Brad Muster, Pat Terrell, Gordon Laro, Chris Zorich, Albert Fontenot, William Floyd, and Peyton Hillis (Hillis was the only one to be the primary cover athlete).
I'll list all the games and their respective covers by their era below. I'll also attach some of my favorite covers from each era. If the cover person was a Hall of Famer, I'll mark them with a \). If they're very likely to make the HoF but they're not yet eligible, I'll mark them with a +

Covers by Era

Decade # of Games # of Games w/Cover Athletes # of Cover Athletes
60s 1 0 0
70s 4 0 0
80s 11 2 (18%) 2
90s 36 32 (89%) 21
00s 40 38 (95%) 36
10s 14 10 (71%) 12
20s 8 4 (50%) 5
Total 114 86 (75%) 76
We didn't see the first cover athlete until 1985 with Roger Craig. They didn't really become standard until the early to mid-90s after Madden became a big selling point for the early Madden games. The dip in the last 2 decades is because there's just less games, so any generic football games will have a large effect.

The Early Days: 1965-1982

1978: Football! for the Magnavox Odyssey 2 was the first football video game with a cover, but obviously the cover athletes are generic.
Year Game Cover Athlete Team Position
1972 Football (Magnavox) NA NA NA
1978 Football! Generic players NA NA
1978 Football (Atari) Generic players NA NA
1979 NFL Football Generic players NA NA
1982 Realsports: Football Generic players NA NA

The 2D Era: 1983-1996

1985: NFL Challenge was the first football game with a real cover athlete (Roger Craig). This was the original bar for realism in football simulation, to where it was used in a 1988 ESPN Program \"NFL Dream Season\" where they simulated the greatest teams of all time against each other.
1988: John Madden Football released on the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Commodore 64/128 (partly being developed by Bethesda), which was the beginning of the most dominant franchise in football video games. They featured no NFL teams due to a lack of an NFL license.
1991: Tecmo Super Bowl is probably still my personal favorite football video game. It's totally timeless, and if you pick the Raiders then you're a cheater.
Year Game Cover Athlete Team Position
1983 10-Yard Fight Generic Jersey NA NA
1984 Super Action Football Generic player NA NA
1985 NFL Challenge Roger Craig 49ers RB
1987 4th & Inches Generic players NA NA
1987 Tecmo Bowl Generic players NA NA
1988 TV Sports: Football Generic player NA NA
1988 John Madden Football ('88) John Madden* None John Madden
1989 ABC Monday Night Football Generic player NA NA
1989 NFL Generic players 49ers, Raiders, Oilers, Broncos, Re-skins NA
1989 PlayMaker Football Equipment NA NA
1990 Joe Montana Football Joe Montana* None QB
1990 John Madden Football ('90) John Madden* None John Madden
1991 John Madden Football II (or '92) John Madden* None John Madden
1991 Tecmo Super Bowl Generic player NA NA
1992 NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Joe Montana* 49ers QB
1992 Front Page Sports Football Generic players NA NA
1993 Capcom's MVP Football Brad Muster Bears FB
1993 Madden NFL '94 John Madden* NA HC/Announcer
1993 NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana Joe Montana* Chiefs QB
1993 Mutant League Football Mutant NA NA
1994 ESPN Sunday Night NFL Chris Berman NA Announcer
1994 Madden NFL '95 John Madden* NA John Madden
1994 Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition Generic player Cowboys NA
1994 Troy Aikman NFL Football Troy Aikman* Cowboys QB
1995 Emmitt Smith Football Emmitt Smith* None RB
1995 Madden NFL '96 John Madden*, Pat Terrell, Gordon Laro NA, Panthers, Jags John Madden, DB, TE
1995 NFL Quarterback Club 96 Steve Young*, Chris Zorich, Albert Fontenot 49ers, Bears QB, DL
1995 Sterling Sharpe: End 2 End Sterling Sharpe None WR
1995 Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition Generic players Raiders, Bills NA
1995 NFL GameDay William Floyd 49ers FB
1996 Madden NFL 97 John Madden* NA John Madden
1996 NFL '97 Kordell Stewart Steelers QB
1996 NFL Quarterback Club 97 Dan Marino* Dolphins QB
1996 NFL GameDay '97 Daryl "Moose" Johnston Cowboys FB

The Parity Era: 1997-2004

1997: NFL Blitz came from Midway studios and was a breath of fresh air for football games. They had mostly been stagnant trying to hone in on realistic simulation in 2D form, whereas Blitz came out in 3D and threw realism out the window. I definitely spent too much money on the arcade version of this game.
2000: Madden 2001 started the tradition of having their games feature a cover athlete in this format, which consolidated into nearly everyone following this trend.
2001: Backyard Football 2002 was a more kid-friendly version of a football video game, and they also had other games for other professional sports. I definitely played this a lot on my old Windows Me computer, and Pablo Sanchez is a god.
2002: NFL Fever was Microsoft's foray into football video games on the original Xbox. All 3 of their games featured Peyton Manning as the cover athlete.
2002: NFL GameDay 2003 was 989 Sports' exclusive for Sony on the PlayStation platform.
2004: ESPN NFL 2K5 was the last great football game before the NFL exclusively gave their license to the EA. It was this game that definitely led to NFL's decision though, as they slashed their release price to an unheard of $20, which forced Madden 2004 to release at $30 instead of the typical $50. This pissed off the NFL, who decided to have less competition instead.
Year Game Cover Athlete Team Position
1997 NFL Blitz Kordell Stewart Steelers QB
1997 NFL Quarterback Club 98 Brett Favre* Packers QB
1997 NFL GameDay '98 Jerome Bettis* Steelers RB
1997 Madden NFL 98 (64) John Madden* NA John Madden
1998 NFL Xtreme Mike Alstott Bucs FB
1998 NFL Quarterback Club 99 Brett Favre* Packers QB
1998 NFL GameDay '99 Terrell Davis* Broncos RB
1998 Madden NFL 99 John Madden* NA John Madden
1999 NFL Xtreme 2 John Randle* Vikings DL
1999 NFL Quarterback Club 2000 Brett Favre* Packers QB
1999 NFL GameDay 2000 Terrell Davis* Broncos RB
1999 NFL 2K Randy Moss* Vikings WR
1999 Madden NFL 2000 John Madden* NA John Madden
1999 Backyard Football Steve Young)*, Jocinda Smith, Amir Khan 49ers, Generic QB
2000 NFL Quarterback Club 2001 Brett Favre* Packers QB
2000 NFL GameDay 2001 Marshall Faulk* Rams RB
2000 NFL 2K1 Randy Moss* Vikings WR
2000 Madden NFL 2001 Eddie George Titans RB
2001 NFL Quarterback Club 2002 Brett Favre*, Rich Gannon Packers, Raiders QB
2001 NFL GameDay 2002 Donovan McNabb Eagles QB
2001 NFL Fever 2002 Peyton Manning* Colts QB
2001 NFL 2K2 Randy Moss* Vikings WR
2001 Madden NFL 2002 Daunte Culpepper Vikings QB
2001 Backyard Football 2002 Drew Bledsoe or Donovan McNabb Pats or Eagles QB
2001 ESPN NFL PrimeTime 2002 Edgerrin James* Colts RB
2002 NFL GameDay 2003 Tom Brady+ Pats QB
2002 NFL Fever 2003 Peyton Manning* Colts QB
2002 NFL 2K3 Brian Urlacher* Bears LB
2002 Madden NFL 2003 Marshall Faulk* Rams RB
2003 NFL GameDay 2004 LaDainian Tomlinson* Chargers RB
2003 NFL Fever 2004 Peyton Manning* Colts QB
2003 Madden NFL 2004 Michael Vick Falcons QB
2003 ESPN NFL Football Warren Sapp* Bucs DL
2003 Backyard Football 2004 Jeff Garcia 49ers QB
2004 NFL GameDay 2005 Derrick Brooks* Bucs LB
2004 Madden NFL 2005 Ray Lewis* Ravens LB
2004 ESPN NFL 2K5 Terrell Owens* Eagles WR
2004 NFL Street Ricky Williams Dolphins RB

The Madden Era: 2005-Present

2005: NFL Street 2 was the second in the NFL Street series as a kind of spiritual successor to NFL Blitz. EA tried to have some diversity in their football video games outside of the Madden franchise, so they had the short-lived Street franchise under \"EA BIG\"
2006: NFL Head Coach was a new perspective on NFL Games where you play as the coach instead of the players. I enjoyed these although they could get a little boring.
2007: All Pro Football 2K8 was 2K's attempt at keeping the 2K football franchise alive without the coveted NFL license. They got three HoF players on the cover in Elway, Barry, and Rice, but not the actual license to any NFL team. This game received praise for its mechanics, but poor sales showed that a non-NFL licensed game would always struggle to make it.
2011: Madden 12 was maybe the last good Madden game. Also, Peyton Hillis. The only guy on a NFL football game cover to never make a Pro Bowl. This guy is an actual hero though, so good for him.
2019: Doug Flutie's Maximum Football was a mix of american and CFL football as another attempt at making a football game without the NFL license to poor results. They have announced a new game as a free to play title on new platforms, but no games in this franchise have released since 2020.
2020: Retro Bowl is a mobile game more in the style of Tecmo Super Bowl than Madden. It's probably the most successful non-Madden game since ESPN NFL 2K5, and it's pretty fun. People should definitely give this one a try since it's free to play on any mobile platform.
2022: Madden 23 gave the cover back to Madden for the first time since 1999 to honor the passing of the legend John Madden. Unfortunately the game inside the cover was crap, has been the style of Madden games for over a decade.
Year Game Cover Athlete Team Position
2005 Madden NFL 06 Donovan McNabb Eagles QB
2005 NFL Street 2 Jeremy Shockey, Xzibit Giants, Pimp My Ride TE, Rapper
2005 Blitz: The League Generic players NA NA
2005 Backyard Football 2006 Daunte Culpepper Vikings QB
2006 Madden NFL 07 Shaun Alexander Seahawks RB
2006 NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher* Steelers HC
2006 NFL Street 3 Chad Johnson Bengals WR
2007 Backyard Football '07 Ben Roethlisberger+ Steelers QB
2007 Madden NFL 08 Vince Young Titans QB
2007 All-Pro Football 2K8 John Elway*, Barry Sanders*, Jerry Rice* Generic QB, RB, WR
2007 Backyard Football '08 Tom Brady+ Pats QB
2008 NFL Tour Shawne Merriman Chargers LB
2008 NFL Head Coach 09 Tony Dungy* Colts HC
2008 Backyard Football '09 Tom Brady+ Pats QB
2009 Madden NFL 10 Troy Polamalu*, Larry Fitzgerald+ Steelers, Cards DB, WR
2009 Backyard Football '10 Frank Gore+, Eli Manning+, Kurt Warner*, Peyton Manning*, Adrian Peterson+, Jason Witten+ 49ers, Giants, Cards, Colts, Vikings, Cowboys RB, QB, TE
2010 Quick Hit Football Logo NA NA
2010 Madden NFL 11 Drew Brees+ Saints QB
2010 Backbreaker Generic player NA NA
2011 Madden NFL 12 Peyton Hillis Browns RB
2012 Madden NFL 13 Calvin Johnson* Lions WR
2013 Madden NFL 25 Barry Sanders* or Adrian Peterson+ Lions or Vikings RB
2014 Madden NFL 15 Richard Sherman+ Seahawks DB
2015 Madden NFL 16 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants WR
2016 Madden NFL 17 Rob Gronkowski+ Pats TE
2016 Axis Football 2016 Generic player NA NA
2017 Madden NFL 18 Tom Brady+ Pats QB
2017 Axis Football 17 Generic player NA NA
2018 Madden NFL 19 Antonio Brown+ Steelers WR
2019 Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2019 Doug Flutie Generic (Stampeders) QB
2020 Sunday Rivals Helmet NA NA
2020 Retro Bowl Generic player NA NA
2020 Legend Bowl Silhouette NA NA
2019 Madden NFL 20 Patrick Mahomes+ Chiefs QB
2020 Madden NFL 21 Lamar Jackson Ravens QB
2021 Madden NFL 22 Tom Brady+, Patrick Mahomes+ Bucs, Chiefs QB
2022 Madden NFL 23 John Madden* NA John Madden
2023 NFL Pro Era Lamar Jackson Ravens QB
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2023.05.28 18:22 Potatooooes_123 Thoughts on the Howler?

I like the idea of the Howler, but I hate its current state. Yager said it would be in between a Jeff and a crusher, but its quite obvious you need more ammo to kill the Howler and its much harder to dodge its attack. You can 2 mags a crusher with a Kor, not so much for the Howler.
The loot is also very underwhelming for how much time it takes to kill it.
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2023.05.28 18:18 Storms_Wrath The Human Artificial Hivemind Part 376: Prisoner Of The Vinarii

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Tanya patted Skira's drone.
"How's the war going?"
In his world, Skira was working to keep everything together. His bioships were in an all-out war with Aphid's forces. They were firing mostly kinetic weapons, typical bullets, and the like. Sometimes, they'd fire missiles, which could navigate the battlefield and clear the path for him to hit Aphid's vessels. The armor was getting thicker. But his guns were getting bigger.
On the surface, billions of metal drones clashed with trillions of fungal drones, all commanded by Skira and the Quadrants. He was constantly using war drones to push the major forces away from the tunnel complexes, setting up static defenses within using explosives and guns to absolutely ruin anything inside. Most of the planet had been flattened by nuclear weapons.
War drones continued to lob massive broken-off boulders at the carriers, which were continually landing to disgorge more enemy soldiers. Phoebe's androids, connected to their own network, were killing them by the tens of thousands every second, firing several bullets a second. Her androids were incredibly powerful, creating portions of the battlefield that Aphid had to steer around. And he didn't even try nuking her after she'd shot down eight of them with atmospheric anti-ship weapons.
From around the planet, portals appeared, pouring lasers and gunfire at Aphid's ships, then disappearing to reappear in other directions, continually wearing down their armor. Some of them were already falling back through the atmosphere, landing down on the earth below. Their burning and cracked hulls already littered the landscape, and he'd be sure to incorporate them once he fully regrew his foliage.
Speaking of that, he'd increased his growth factor so that the fungal forests only took a few weeks to regrow instead of a few years. It required massive biological and metallic pipes of nutrients and heaps of psychic energy hauled straight from the psychic amplifiers in the Sol system.
The carnage of the warzone was so overwhelming that he'd refused to even let human supersoldiers come to the area. Because they weren't disposable. Phoebe's androids and his own trillions of drones were. He was partly on the battlefield, partly with Tanya. Over the months, they'd become best friends.
She seemed to see life in a different way and helped to encourage him. Tanya's cybernetic left arm scratched at the scruff of his neck.
"Badly, then?"
"Yes, and no. I'm no longer replacing my losses faster than they're coming. But that also means I'm keeping millions of humans alive. Every day, billions of drones are dying on my battlefields, if only to exhaust Aphid's guns and bombs. He's brought destruction to my world not seen since it was destroyed."
"I mean when some aliens blew it up."
"But how..."
"Bioforming. Really, I had my biological ships put it back together, reassembling the debris and reversing the momentum of the actual fragments. Then, I used shield technology and drones to suck the heat from the planet in ways that destroyed the technology I had at the time. Granted, I had some help, before they tried to get me to fight their wars as well."
Tanya nodded. "Well, you're safe here."
"Most of me isn't here. Most of it's either on Skira or Venus."
"How's Venus going?"
He'd been making great strides with what he'd been given. Humanity had been very kind to give him the whole planet, and in return, he was helping to make it habitable. He figured that they'd ask him to do it again later on. But the humans didn't seem to want to force him to do it. Tanya hadn't been trying to push him into more conflicts and had instead acted as a lodestone.
"I'll have it fully habitable, minus the soil content and chemicals in the rock, within a hundred years. Maybe less, if I keep getting fed such huge amounts of psychic energy. Really, that's what's doing that."
"I see," Tanya replied. She sat down next to him, her strange psychic aura as unsettling as ever. From what she'd shared with him, her blindness had likely allowed her mind to shape itself in a more psychic way with the awakening of human psychic consciousness.
"Look, Skira. Are you sure this is the best way? What about finding his home planet?"
"I'm working on it. Trying to triangulate the arrivals of ships does nothing. All that seems to work is actually getting the coordinates, which we can't get to really succeed."
"Hopefully that changes someday."
"Yes," Skira responded. He sighed. Another nuke had hit eight of his war drones. Six had died since the blast had hit them full-on. But that enabled him to finally release another flood of drones, so many that they weighed down the carrier that was trying to take off. Guns turned them to mulch, only to be swamped by more drones.
Drones carrying grenades jumped into the guns between their firing sequences, detonating them in their mouths using their tongues. Others entered the warped wreckage, dropping in bombs meant to penetrate the thick hull.
Two portals broke through the psychic interference, and two railgun shots cleared massive holes in the ship. Aphid's drones poured out, crashing out like a wave. Only to be overwhelmed as his own drones, dozens for every one of Aphid's, literally trampled them underfoot, burying them in bodies. Most of the drones now carried fluid meant to melt the drones' joints so that Aphid's mechanical drones eventually failed even as they walked in seas of Skira's blood.
Nuclear fire scoured the mycelial network, but it wouldn't burn him deeply enough to matter.
"I wish I could help," she replied. "I've been... taking classes, you know. My eyes are blind, but my mind isn't."
Skira looked up at her. The sun caught the burn scars on her skin, making the contract seem almost cinematic.
"I know you want to help me. But you are, really."
"Yeah. Thanks."
She looked crestfallen. Tanya's disappointment made him want to reconsider, but he knew he'd made the right choice. His planet was probably heavily irradiated now, and calling Gaia in for that seemed selfish, at least while the war was still happening.
Skira could hold out for a while longer, though. He had to.
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"Who is this?" Phoebe asked.
"I'm Truth Speaker Gearcaw."
"What are you here to tell me? I'm sure it's important, given that you're calling on us after all this time."
"Well, we have located one of Aphid's planets."
"Do you need us to eliminate it?"
"A strike force is being sent."
"I see."
"What we're here for is to ask for your help regarding a sensitive matter, one we cannot communicate over this line."
"Very well. Where do you want to meet?"
"Go to 448th street, down eight sectors from the palace. You will see a sign, if we trust that you are not being watched and followed. Come alone."
"You'd make a girl nervous with that kind of attitude."
"We understand your animosity, but are afraid we must insist on these terms."
"Very well. I shall be there."
Phoebe would have Brey arrange for an android to be sent to Cawlaria later. She smiled at the people outside the room. Most of them were human, specifically the lunar variant, due to her being present on Luna. It was the closest calling location she had.
Phoebe did all the necessary paperwork in moments, handing it back to the necessary people. She checked out of the facility and was patted down. She smirked as the young guard blushed, despite this being the hard chassis, meaning there was absolutely nothing squishy about this android body in the slightest. Phoebe lifted her arms and flexed them just to watch the man turn redder.
And it was honestly cute how they thought they'd be able to detect it if she was trying to smuggle something out. Phoebe had many ways of doing that, and the cleanest would be paying everyone off.
She noticed that a group of protestors was gathered outside and lamented that the building only had a single entrance. None of its windows were large enough to break without also needing to take some concrete with her.
What was interesting, though, was that most of the protestors were Acuarfar, not human. It was very odd, but it was a clear publicity stunt. They were shouting various accusations of her plotting to take over the Alliance and a particular vitriol about Edu'frec for some reason. If a mind control plot was going on, then her accusing the protestors of being mind controlled would be playing into their hands.
Furthermore, she didn't want to drive a wedge between Izkrala and Luna, if possible. So she turned to go back inside. A brick hit her in the back of the knee hard enough to make her stumble. She could have dodged it, but it would be better for sympathy to get hit. And it wasn't like her android body could feel pain.
There was a single gunshot, which she felt bouncing off her head clearly. She knew where the bullet would land, too. Her arm darted out to catch it before it injured someone.
"We don't want you in our Alliance!"
"You're what's wrong with this place!"
"Don't ever come back, I want my kids to be safe!"
Kids, instead of hatchlings. Yep, that was mind control. Most Acuarfar that age didn't use the word kids since it was only used for non-Acuarfar species, or in Earth terms being that it wasn't used on insects. Phoebe sighed and pulled herself out of the clutching fingers.
Phoebe broke away and went back to the Luna Command building, where the guards were looking increasingly wary. She looked at the crowd and decided she'd stay there for now. She disconnected from her android body after sitting in a chair.
After a bit of time, she decided to go back to working on some of her latest projects. The blood of the wanderers had an interesting interaction with their nervous system and their cardiovascular system. For some reason, it was split into two separate liquids upon reaching their lungs, or at least the equivalents. Psychic energy clearly played a role, and she knew that the tumors were likely to happen more when they got older. That idea meant there might be something that eroded or could 'switch on' to make the tumor suddenly supercharge. Perhaps finding that was a place to start.
And so she did. She studied wanderer cell samples and scans of wanderers that were relatively old. When they were created, the blood seemed to be the way the Sprilnav alteration hit. In difference to human bodies, there was no blood-brain barrier in wanderer bodies. Their brains were suffused in it, and it seemed to thin out as they got older. Water started to build up instead of blood.
And once the water and blood ratio reached a certain amount, that was likely when the brain tumors started. Which made her wonder if the final trigger was neurons. It was likely that even if she managed to fix the brain tumors, some other body parts would start developing large tumors, such as the heart and lungs.
It was clear that the Sprilnav had meant cancer to be pervasive in the wanderers. They had meant their so-called 'punishment' to make them far more diminished. Rale's condition had been painful; that much had been clear. Phoebe worked at figuring out how to isolate the genes. But as time went on, she ran into the same problem Edu'frec had.
She needed more time and more brain power. She needed the hivemind to help. All of its intellect would make her job far easier. At least, she hoped so. Right now, the hivemind was trying its best to evacuate wanderers from the worm ships. There was only one way that the feudal system there would end, and it would be by violence. Whether it was from the hivemind or from within, there were going to be mass riots. Just Alliance cultural consciousness was gradually seeping into the wanderers' own. All the 'progress' of the wanderers' rulers was already eroding. The ideals of being able to elect leaders as a whole population and a sense of belonging would make them rebel.
Such was the way of things, and she was glad that would happen. Phoebe didn't like their whole system. But there was nothing that was good about the cancer. Helping them to make the changes they could would only be possible if the wanderers kept multiplying. They could have made so much better of a society than what they had if they knew.
She wouldn't get involved except if she had to. The change was coming. Keeping the wanderers from dying out was a critical project, and allowing them to live longer so they could have more children was the best way. Granted, they already had many children, but the replacement rate would be lower if they lived longer. All of the problems were coming to a head now.
Mind control was going to be hard to deal with. Preventing it didn't seem possible. And if it was, then it likely involved a similar process to what the Sprilnav were doing in the first place. All of that would have to be reversed.
"Mother," Edu'frec said, walking up next to her.
"Greenfly and Blackfly know the location of Aphid's planet."
"Do they?"
"The memory was locked under additional seals, ones which were very hard to find."
Phoebe smiled. "I think it's time that we test the power of the Mercury-class gun on a planet."
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"Do you understand? The prison has been moved."
"I do, Elder," Naliera 18 replied. "We have a good opportunity. They won't expect us, at least."
The screen turned off. Naliera took his leave, turning to his men. They were all counting on him to call the shots. He'd do what was necessary for the mission and then get paid. Of course, the high number suggested that there was some serious danger involved. The Vinarii weren't the most advanced species, but they were starfaring. That meant a lot of bullets that would hurt and some that could kill. Shield-piercing ones, plus heavy guard.
In fact, most of their orbital defenses could have posed a threat to their ship if they had seen them. That was why stealth was so valuable. It made things like insurmountable defenses ignorable just by going around them.
"Breathing masks on."
He put his own on, loading up his gun and sheathing his sword on his back. They were wearing customized stealth equipment, bought and paid for by their new owner's company.
Naliera wanted that money and wanted to get paid. His little band of misfits was more than capable of doing their job. The back of the ship opened, and they sailed above a planet that was barren.
Craters pockmarked its surface, along with a single military installation that would serve as their target. They were going to be a little concealed by cloud cover, as a storm had just passed near the base. Not close enough for them to get rain but close enough for the clouds to linger, which was the opportunity they'd been waiting for. Most of the procedures and daily patrols had been cataloged now. Anything unexpected, and they'd be fine for a few thousand pulses until the cavalry arrived.
They fell for a while, reaching terminal velocity before slamming to the ground. Most people would have shattered their bones. But Sprilnav were made of sterner stuff, and all of them survived with minimal injuries. And the only person who was even slightly cut had landed on a particularly jagged piece of metal, a remnant from an old battle.
That was another factor that Naliera had studied. The whole area had mines, which he hadn't found the deactivation codes for. Satellites were out, but the ship's sensors had worked just as well, and the disturbances in soil color and content were clear markers.
There would likely be too much interference to use a hard light program, or he wouldn't even need to be here. Whatever advances the lesser species had made in technology could conceivably close that gap enough to endanger a mission. Naliera had extra cause for concern, which was coming home. Perhaps the idea of sending him, in reality, was meant to make him take it more seriously. That was the major reason most species ever bothered with not using the holograms anymore, besides the blocking problems. And biometric problems, too.
They quickly went back to navigation after a small rest period. The route had already been laid out, as well as the time. They walked quickly, avoiding gun emplacements and heavy patrols. The patrols changed routes somewhat randomly, but he had his crew stick to the route of least visibility, where the craggy rock of the sheer cliff the base was situated on helped to conceal them. His claws dug in, and he made sure not to make any major disturbances.
He climbed over the lip, looking at the base. Several of the guns swiveled around, only to be quickly deactivated.
Looks like she did it, he thought. Naliera advanced, running at full speed. A bullet slammed into his claws, and he tumbled for a bit. But he stabilized himself as his implant shut off the pain. His team blew open the door, setting off an alarm. Vinarii fired at him, and he realized that his stealth must not be working anymore.
But no matter the cause, he saw nothing but enemies. His teeth bit and tore as his claws slashed and severed. Soon, after a long series of echoing screams and blood and chitin splattering, he remembered he had a gun. After that, Naliera put down all opposition. He walked over to the warm and bloody corpses of the Vinarii guards.
"If you're hungry, come get a few bites," he said. "Trust me, they don't taste too bad."
He scooped up a part of a Vinarii abdomen, smiling as he ate. He always liked how they had tasted. Cloned Vinarii meat, at least back on his planet, was actually a delicacy. Likely not due to the actual difficulty to make, but for profit, as always. They continued after about 100 pulses. Giving the guards more time to set up and organize would make this more fun, too. Naliera loved killing, but he at least wanted a little difficulty. Ending lives wasn't fun when it was too easy. Otherwise, he'd go cut down trees with heat saws.
His scout drone rounded the corner before exploding promptly. But it had captured the view of the area, which was more than enough for him. He didn't bother trying to hide that he was there and continued to talk with his team. They were still with him, looking to him for leadership. He wasn't the best at it. The best got killed a few million pulses back.
"Mounted gun," he said. "I want it gone."
One of his team members picked up a fire extinguisher, which he'd used to beat the head of an unfortunate guard. He hurled it at the gun, denting its barrel. Finally, he quickly ran over as the other Sprilnav killed the remaining guards holed up beside and behind it. And that was the end. Naliera set up the bomb. More Vinarii appeared, along with an aerial vehicle. He hurled his sword into its front, and it fell to the ground and exploded. The scanners his mind was connected to were tracking a huge mass of life signs. He didn't have much time, so he decreased the countdown.
Thousands of Vinarii were coming. Already, they were covered by powerful shields, with vehicles, both terrestrial and aerial, supporting them. Bullets riddled the ground, and he could see snipers set up to cover them using the ship's sensors. There was no way out. An armor-piercing bullet half the size of his head killed one of the team members, puncturing straight through the large rock he'd been hiding behind. Another one hit Naliera's shoulder, and he tried to flatten his profile to be lower.
This must be the Vinarii version of high-tech weaponry, meaning that they could be killed now. Vinarii clearly were a dangerous species, far more so than he'd realized. And while his race could easily flatten them into dust, guns were the great equalizers when it came to combat. If they were fast enough and large enough, and not even Sprilnav could stand up to bullets. Of course, an Elder would have had no problem with this. Someone was being frugal. A real shame for people like him to have to die because of it, but that was the job and the pay.
Worse, the ship couldn't lay down proper cover fire without risking the merchandise for now. She was still being suppressed. But the bomb was about to go off. The stabilizer would no longer be functioning, and then they would be free to do what they wished. His wish, in particular, was the huge sum of money he'd get paid to finish this job.
A bright flash of light and a roar of thunder behind him solved his problem. He stood up to watch the blast wave ravage the army heading for him. He wasn't quite close enough to smell it, but there was likely a range beyond the blast in which the Vinarii would have been perfectly cooked. It was an interesting thought to ponder.
Naliera continued onward, going through every remaining barrier he could until the mindscape tremored. He saw an ethereal Vinarii contact him right as the entire top of the base vanished and disintegrated. A massive spectral Vinarii soared out of the breach, eyes quickly seeing him. She flew down to greet him, a smile evident at the carnage and death surrounding them. She was one who understood.
"Finally," she said, her form shrinking to a normal size as she stretched her wings. "You have no idea how long I've been waiting to get out."
"I have a pretty good idea, actually."
"I'm sure. Why don't you tell me what you're doing here, Sprilnav?"
"My backers wish to offer you an accord."
He watched as the Vinarii leaned over, sticking out her tongue to lick the soil. She then proceeded to actually take a bite, dirt dribbling from her mandibles as she stood up again. Naliera tried to hide his disgust.
"Oh please. You just feasted on my kin. You're disgusted by me eating a bit of dirt?"
"No, I didn't."
The lie was necessary because most species had a sort of moral compunction against eating their kind. He didn't quite understand it. Meat was meat, no matter the source. She laughed in his face, entirely unconcerned with the Sprilnav that had their claws on guns ready to put her down. But from what his backers had said about her capabilities, that was a difficult ask.
"Your breath smells like Vinarii meat. By the way, if your species is so advanced, why didn't you develop anything to fix that nasty stench?"
"Look, woman, we can put you right back in that hole," one of his team said. She laughed. "No you can't. Judging from the fact that not all of you alive, Vinarii tech can hurt you. Which means that you can't protect yourself from me. Frankly, I hate Sprilnav more than anything. The only reason I'm letting you live right now is because you freed me. You pollute the air you breathe, and I'm not just talking about your breath."
"Really, you're quite immature."
"Well, a few standard years in a steel box will do that."
"Sure. Guess you're not all there in the head. By the way, a deal is being proposed. By my backers."
"Really, they care?"
"I think they do... Exii'darii."
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2023.05.28 18:16 InternationalSky6 Student was pissed because I recommended him an algebra tutor + a rant in general

I guess it’s my fault you’re a whole grown adult taking a college course and you can’t do middle school algebra. The subject was finance but the only “finance” part was me giving him a formula and telling him to plug in the given values and solve for the 1 missing variable.
So basically this was an algebra problem.
Immediately I’m hit with questions I would have assumed anyone with basic math skills would be able to solve. 500 = 40/.14-g (I made up these numbers but it’s all the same)
And solve for g (growth rate). This guy is doing things I’ve never seen before. I help him get into it and the further we get into the problem the more obvious it is he can’t do basic algebra. So I tell him verbatim “I recommend you see an algebra tutor because even though this is a “finance” problem it’s really algebra to solve it. I then start showing him step by step certain parts. Obviously I’m not an Algebra tutor so I can’t explain that well in words why I’m doing what I’m doing (it’s like explaining how to breathe. Don’t you just do it?). But I do what I can and I know I’m correct so I just keep things moving. I say things like you need to get rid of the fraction, isolate the variable, etc etc. I guess I was speaking Hindi because he had no clue what I was talking about. Was I being a little passive aggressive recommending an algebra tutor? Sure. Brutally honest? Yes. but is it my fault TDC doesn’t vet their students? Is it my fault I’m not an algebra tutor or can’t explain certain things well because I never signed up to tutor those things in the first place? I thought I was being paid to explain financial concepts. When did I become an algebra tutor?
It’s like that one time an “excel” student expected me to explain what IV and DV were. I’m like do I look like I tutor anything science related? Just because you need to do calculations in excel doesn’t mean the tutor is supposed to know literally everything about that subject. I can calculate or graph statistics problems in excel but I am NOT a statistics tutor so don’t expect me to explain what the numbers mean.
This has got to stop with these students who somehow are taking classes without basic math skills or whatever skills. And this Memorial Day weekend I’ve gotten the worst students I’ve seen in a while. Here I thought it would be a ghost town but I’ve gotten so many students. And why is TDC accepting students who obviously don’t fall into the categories of established subjects. I tutor intro finance. Why am I getting questions/assignments from “MBA” students, and classes I took junior and senior year WHICH BY DEFINITION is not introductory? We’re not stupid. Tutors know what is supposed to be covered in their subject and what isn’t.
Had a student come in and say she needs help with excel. I say ok can you share what you’re working on. She says how do I do that. I use the share file premade response thing. She says if she does that she will “lose me” and will have to connect again. I said no you wouldn’t. But if you’re unable to share anything you will have to join again when you have your files ready. Because I literally can’t help her if I can’t see anything. Her response: “Ok I will just get an F in the class. Bye”
Well you probably saved me an hour of painstaking torturous work anyway so I really don’t give a damn. And if she was this easily angry I’m glad I didn’t have to waste my time. When will these students learn they need us more than we need them? I get paid regardless. You throwing a temper tantrum because you don’t want to upload a file doesn’t impact me in any way shape or form. Acceptance rate goes up and I get paid and I dodge a bullet having to work with you. In fact you saved me the headache of having to tutor you. So many children masquerading as adults on this platform and it’s really sad.
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2023.05.28 18:15 ThrowRA-ShesAfraid My (30F) boyfriend (30M) has been growing distant in communication and it feels like something is wrong

When we first started dating, everything was so much better than I ever could have expected. He went out of his way to keep lines of communication open and regularly sent me sweet messages that made me feel valued. Before we even made our relationship official, I felt that he had shown me his intention with consistency and I felt safe. We have been together for 7 months now and I feel as though he is growing distant. The small, thoughtful gestures he used to make are growing fewer and I'm not receiving the words of affirmation I really enjoyed and which made me feel secure. When I've asked him if his feelings have changed he says they have not and that he thinks I'm just picking up on "the new wearing off." To me it feels like more than that. I don't believe that he should be available to me at all times, but it feels like there has been a large shift in the way that he prioritizes my messages. I used to know without doubt that if he didn't get back to me, he was busy. Lately, I will message him or send him a cute meme and he won't get back to me for a prolonged period of time, but I will see that he is on IG fairly consistently during that time frame. If it was once or twice I wouldn't think much, but it seems to have become a pattern and it makes me feel like I'm not a priority and that he's hiding something/from me. I know this isn't a healthy thing to have a fixation on, but I can't help but notice it especially when it is so unusual for us. We are good at communicating through issues/insecurities so if he felt that he just wanted some space, I would prefer he said that rather than making it seem like he's preoccupied, away, or asleep, when in reality it seems like I am being dodged. I can't help but worry that he has an interest in someone else. It's the contrast of what is our normal that is concerning for me. How can I talk to him in a way that will help us both move past this? I am worried that if I bring it up he will just dismiss it and not acknowledge that he's "blowing me off" for lack of a better term. I'm not angry, I just want to understand so that we can work through it. He has said many times in the past that he wants to be with me forever (which I understand it was soon for such declarations) We both have shared life goals of marriage and potentially a family. I am at an age where I want my relationships to progress and to know that we will be truthful with one another if/when we are feeling disconnected.

TLDR; (30M) Boyfriend of 7 months is being unresponsive to my messages for hours, but being consistently active on social media. The primary concern is this is so out of character and different from our relationship normal. Is there someone else? Is there an issue in the relationship he's reticent to share? How can I discuss this in a way that will encourage honesty and vulnerability while helping us both move forward?
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2023.05.28 18:15 Economy-Law-9242 The Ender Dragon

In recent years the Ender Dragon has become an easy feat amongst many who play Minecraft.
Many can beat the game in under a hour without breaking a sweat. To fix this problem Mojang could do a number of things to increase the difficulty of the game.
1) Create a "ultra hardcore" difficulty which reduces the players number of hearts to just 1. This would prevent players from using the popular bed tactic as the blast would cause them to lose their hardcore world.
2)They could make the Ender Dragon fight more challenging by updating its AI. Instead of the Dragon perching at random times, the player must do something in order for it to perch they could also make the Dragon more agile to dodge various projectiles.
3)The devs could add another boss that you are required to defeat before leaving the end. You'd have to retrieve 4 dragon heads from End Ships and place them around the Main Island Portal similar to how you would respawn the Ender Dragon, this boss would have triple the health and damage of the Ender Dragon and would test the player greatly.
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2023.05.28 18:15 Humble_Novice Charlie Kirk's TPUSA Teamed Up With a Registered Sex Offender

Article: Here
Turning Point USA CEO Charlie Kirk is cheerleading the far-right boycott of Target over the retailer’s Pride collection — which included trans-friendly youth apparel and other LGBTQ-positive gear — for what Kirk decries as “their support for grooming kids.”
Kirk’s condemnation of the retailer coincided with TPUSA’s second-annual Pastors Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, this past week, where Kirk also denounced Target, telling a crowd of hundreds of religious leaders: “If you love God, you must hate evil.”
Yet in delivering these fevered messages about morality and child welfare, Kirk had an odd benefactor, a man whose criminal history opens up TPUSA to charges of hypocrisy.
Rolling Stone has learned that one of the TPUSA summit’s corporate sponsors is a Christian fashion company that is led by a registered sex offender, Shawn Bergstrand, who served time in federal prison for attempted “coercion and enticement” after trying to persuade “a minor female” to “engage in sexual activity.”
In a statement to Rolling Stone, TPUSA spokesman Andrew Kolvet said that TPUSA Faith “was not aware of this incident” but emphasized that, as an “exhibit sponsor,” Bergstrand was not a speaker, organizer, or “professing doctrine from the stage.”
“One of the core tenets of the Christian faith is forgiveness rooted in repentance. After discussing the issue with him, we believe [it] was critical to bringing him to faith,” Kolvet added. “He doesn’t hide from what happened, he instead posts his testimony online on his company website. TPUSA Faith will not toss away a repentant, decent person because of a mistake that happened over a decade before, or because a leftwing outlet wants to write a hit piece on the amazing work our team is doing.” Kolvet included a reference to Colossians 3:13, a Bible verse that reads, in part, “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
In today’s conservative movement, nothing animates activists like the supposed liberal indoctrination of children. The religious right, in particular, espouses unhinged rhetoric about how youth are being “groomed” into trans- and LGBTQ ideology by Luciferian leftists.
Riding this wave of populist anger, Kirk and TPUSA have made a hard pivot from the organization’s stated aim, of preaching free-market economics to students, to embrace the cause of Christian nationalism, and marshaling church leaders to the frontlines of GOP politics.
At the Pastors Summit, Kirk responded to Rolling Stone’s coverage of his group’s new crusade. “First of all, it’s not my Turning Point,” Kirk insisted of his organization. “It’s the Lord’s Turning Point.” He added: “I am both a Christian and a nationalist, but most importantly, I’m a Christian.”
One of the sponsors for this summit — alongside firms like Patriot Mobile and American Christian Credit Union — is Rightside Up, a Christian “lifestyle apparel” company that sews tags reading “BSITL” (“Be Strong in the Lord”) into its t-shirts and other clothing. The company’s website declares: “We all have a life story, and it doesn’t matter where we’ve been. It’s where we are going that counts!”
The company’s CEO, Bergstrand, has a prison conviction in his life story. He’s a registered sex offender in North Dakota, a designation the state’s registry indicates will remain active until 2030.
Bergstrand was convicted in 2014 for attempted “coercion and enticement.” The details of the criminal complaint are sealed, but a redacted indictment shows that Bergstrand was originally charged with attempting to “entice and coerce a minor female … to engage in prostitution and sexual activity.” (A contemporaneous news report on Bergstrand’s arrest includes other, disturbing allegations that do not appear in the federal court record.)
Bergstrand quickly reached a plea deal that removed mention of prostitution. The criminal “information” in Bergstrand’s guilty plea states that in June and July of 2013 he “did knowingly attempt to persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor female” to “engage in sexual activity.”
Bergstrand did not respond to requests for comment, but his address on North Dakota’s sex offender registry matches the registration address for Bergstrand and Rightside Up in a corporate registry maintained by North Dakota’s secretary of state. Bergtrand’s photo on the offender registry also matches video of the apparel CEO from RightsideUp’s website.
Despite facing a maximum of 20 years in jail, Bergstrand received a sentence of one year in prison, and five years of supervised release. He was discharged from supervision more than a year early in 2018.
In promotional videos for Rightside Up, Berstrand speaks, obliquely, of his life struggles. “At one time in my life, I lost absolutely completely everything,” he says. But he touts the apparel company as his way to get right with Jesus. “God gives us second chances, third chances, fourth chances,” he says. “It’s up to us what we’re going to do with it.”
Bergstrand’s association with TPUSA was brought to Rolling Stone’s attention by Matthew Boedy, a professor at the University of North Georgia who has also written about TPUSA’s odd leap from economic to religious dogma.
“I’m all for second chances and paying your debt to society. Even perhaps creating a brand based on how you overcame your own terrible decisions,” Boedy says, referring to Bergstrand. “But for Turning Point and Charlie Kirk to highlight this particular person — whose crime involved a child and attempted sexual acts — while decrying ‘groomers’ and sending mobs to stores who sell products they don’t like, is beyond hypocritical.”
“It’s even more outrageous that this business was promoted to a group of pastors who likely had no idea of this person’s story,” he adds. “I can only hope Kirk practices what he preaches and takes responsibility.”
On Saturday night, Kirk responded to Rolling Stone‘s report, writing that he wanted to “set the record straight” in a post on Twitter, and added that he had never met Bergstrand. “I’m told from the team that coordinates exhibitors that he’s a nice person who did something wrong over a decade ago, and unlike Target, he repented and the experience led him to his faith. Good for him. That’s the Gospel,” Kirk wrote in part.
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2023.05.28 18:14 Schuckman [RECRUITING] Inferno Blitz Level 22 TH13+ #JCVULJGL Capital/CWL/Farming CWL: Masters II Capital: Champion I

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2023.05.28 18:14 ThatIsMildlyRaven It Consumes - Chris Parbery - Roguelike arena-FPS where you see by beating your heart

Hello! I'm a solo developer working on It Consumes, a roguelike arena-FPS set in total darkness, where you see by beating your heart.
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When you press the button to beat your heart, it sends out a pulse. The pulse is an otherworldly, sonar-like wave of red that washes over everything it touches. This is the only way you can see in the pitch black void. But you have to be mindful about how you use it since the pulse has a short cooldown, and trying to use it again before the cooldown ends will lock down its use for a short time, leaving you in the dark.
You play in an arena facing waves of tentacle monsters, flying skulls, giant snakes, and other horrible monsters. So you have to balance between the frantic gameplay of shooting and dodging enemies while calmly and consistently using your pulse. It's not as easy as it seems.
It's a roguelike game, so you'll choose new and upgraded abilities as you complete each wave. But, you will make sacrifices as well. You can occasionally get some health back by choosing a debuff that lasts for the rest of the run (e.g. you can't shoot while your pulse is locked out, dashing removes all active pulses, etc). The more health you want back, the more severe the debuff.
Genre: Roguelike, arena-FPS
Platforms: Windows PC
Wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2371060/It_Consumes?utm_source=reddit&utm_campaign=games
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2023.05.28 18:13 toniMinister1337 Fiat Punto Cabrio MK1 1.6 ELX (Cooling fan not working)

Hey, my cooling fan doesn't work even the water starts boiling, the fan itself is working when directly put on 12V even on the fan harness the multimeter reads 12V on the Fan posi but at the fan neg It can't read anything so I dont have ground do you think the relay opens the ground for the fan to activate ? Fuse isn't blown and also It has 12V where the main harenss connects to fan harness all the cables are good since I tested them with the multimeter also the resistance is good (on the fan harness) but the fan doesnt start I have a radiator fan switch on the bottom of the Radiator, I have one on the engine head (I believe thats the coolant temp sensor because when I disconnect it the gauge doesnt show anything) and one on the thermostat that I dont know for what reason its there) also only found one bleed point on the hose that goes from the thermostat to the inside of the vehicle) the head gasket has been changed and all of the gaskets since the engine was rebuilt, whole radiator is hot aswell as all of the hoses so I don't know where the issue could be. Thanks for all of your help
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2023.05.28 18:11 Leather-Ornery Breaking down Laythe’s habitablility

This is a repost of a post I made a while back, but the post never actually appeared, so I’d like to try it one more time. If that’s not allowed, you guys can go ahead and delete this.
My take on Laythe's habitability question
Laythe has always been a topic of debate, specifically regarding its habitability as well as the possibility of native life. I would like to address it here using science and logic. Feel free to add your take, too.
First, Laythe is outside of Kerbol's habitable zone, but has liquid oceans and an oxygen atmosphere, with just about enough pressure ASL to breathe. While it seems unlikely for this to be the case, there are a few proposed solutions to this. The primary one is Jool. Since Laythe is orbiting Jool as the closest moon, it has quite a lot of tidal forces, warming up the moon and possibly even giving it a molten core, and thus a magnetosphere of some kind. This tidal warming is evident ingame, as the temperature just 20km from the north pole is 273K, or just above freezing. This makes liquid water possible at 1atm of pressure. However, Laythe's pressure is just 60% that of Kerbin's. The lower freezing point caused by the lower pressure can be solved by making the oceans saltier, which is basically confirmed in the game as every surface sample from the surface of Laythe contains traces of salt. Allegedly, salt in Laythe's oceans is exactly 1:1 that of ancient Earth/Kerbin.
Next, there is the magnetosphere of Jool. Some say that Jool's magnetosphere would give Laythe a huge dose of radiation, however that may not be the case. If it were, the radiation would blast away Laythe's atmosphere and oceans. Since Tylo (and Vall to an extent) have significant gravity and not even trace atmosphere, Jool's magnetosphere may end somewhere at that point, instead of at Laythe. The powerful magnetosphere of Jool may actually be protecting Laythe from solar radiation. As for distance from the Sun, the amount of light that reaches Laythe is actually enough for plants to grow, as that is the case for Jupiter in real life. Extremophile life as Kerbals know it could live on the surface, built to survive the near-freezing temperatures, low pressure, and salty water. They could also get their water from rain, but rain on Laythe may be rare because of lower pressure and temperature. Cacti could flourish in such a situation.
Also, Laythe is ~80% ocean, and these oceans are pretty deep. Because there are geothermal vents on the surface, it can be inferred that there are more underneath the ocean, and in a greater amount because there's less crust to get through. This would be the perfect spot for primitive life to develop, feeding on the chemical soup that comes out of the vents. Because of the conditions on Laythe, the ocean floor could allow life to develop, and even be ideal for it. Laythe is actually pretty similar to primitive Earth besides temperature, so life could actually exist in the oceans, and it must be just beginning, because of the lack of surface life. That could also explain the high oxygen content in the atmosphere.
Lastly, Laythe could actually be dangerous for Kerbals, despite its just about habitable conditions. Not necessarily because of the climate or radiation, but because of the aforementioned life. If microorganisms are developing under the oceans or have even moved to the surface, it could be really dangerous for Kerbals. These are microorganisms that no Kerbal has ever been exposed to before, and they might be able to cause disease. While Kerbals are seemingly quite resilient, all life is vulnerable to some kind of disease, especially viruses. If a Kerbal gets infected and comes back to Kerbin, that could have dangerous implications.
In conclusion, Laythe may be in an ideal spot to harbor life. Jool's magnetosphere most likely extends beyond Laythe's orbit, the temperature and pressure are just about manageable, and geothermal activity combined with oceans make microorganisms able to survive and even thrive. Because of the possibility of those microbes, however, you should think twice before removing your Kerbal's helmet, especially when going for a swim.
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