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2023.06.05 04:47 lyridsreign [AETHER][MIDGARDSORMR][FC][LFM] JOIN AZURE INFINITUM! A Growing, Global, Inclusive, Active, Organized, and Friendly Community Awaits You! Welcoming Players Of All Experience, Availability, & Play-Style!

We are Azure Infinitum
Visit us at: (
You may have seen us in the Aether data center's party finder during our weekly events, or may have seen our recruitment shouts around the realm in-game in Midgardsormr, but there just isn't enough space in those places to really explain everything wonderful about what our Free Company and community is.
Azure Infinitum is an LGBTQ+ friendly community, and welcomes players of all experience level, play style, and availability. We're a warm home with a balance of online players, weekly optional activities, and flexible ranks from our membership, to our support & leadership categories. We have a 24/7 Support Team, a Councilship that governs each tier, seasonal events of our own, and many resources between the games we support and online services.
Who We Are
We are an established 9-year old community who's home is in Midgardsormr Server of Final Fantasy XIV. We are a structured, well-rounded, welcoming, friendly, and organized community that hosts daily events (check out our calendar: ) that provide opportunity for members to excel. We work to provide an arena and opportunities to establish strong bonds and camaraderie between our members. As a community we are driven, we carry each other forward, and we are proud.
Our Name & Philosophy
Learn more about our global community here: (
Learn more about our FFXIV Free Company here: (
Azure Infinitum means "Azure/Blue Infinity or Infinite Blue/Azure" and there is some mythos behind the name that stems from our guild-wide philosophy of kindness, freedom, vigilance, diversity and activity. We promote positive fellowship among members in an organized guild, with our sights open to our unending endless skies, full of possibility and success together.
Our motto is "As Free As The Azure Sky!" which stuck well when our FC was restructured from an old guild in 2014 as Azure was founded, and it was first shouted as we looked out at a clear blue sky above. has continued to be our electric victory as we continue to snowball in success and activity, our members soaring high through the Azure Sky, flying together!
Click here to learn more about our community ranks: (
Our community has an organized ranking structure beginning with Members who comprise the majority of the roster. Scouts are our support team of Members who've stepped up to more officially support the FC, some work on obtaining a future leadership rank. Lieutenants and Officers comprise the proud Azure Council, a diverse group of players of different specialties and services to the FC, making up lower and higher tier leadership, seeing over the Scouts and the FC weekly events, aside from being admins. The FC Infinitum Master oversees all and leads the Azure Council and the company forward while always keeping the heart and vision of the community alive and in sight. Currently we are re-assessing ranks in the free company, giving more support permissions and duties to our Scouts, while the current council operates as a small team of Lieutenants lead by the FC Master.
Everyone Welcome and Who Fits Best
We have an open door policy. Whether you're casual, a returning player, a veteran, or a newbie, we have a vast array of players in our member roster. Our weekly schedule is organized and provides an array of activity for players of most levels, however we like to ask players who're pretty new or under the level cap, to be extra vocal about their needs while they're still unable to attend some daily events or higher level content that most of our weekly lineup focuses on. We want everyone to have as much fun as possible and have the most success. We find that most players enjoy Azure Infinitum, many have stated that they subscribed to FFXIV much longer than they ever would have imagined after they have been around in our community, as they've gotten involved and experienced all that we offer.
Our FC keeps a daily schedule (see here: of events that are hosted by permitted Scouts and Council ranks, these range from 8-man and 24-man raids and map parties, to WT journal groups and trial clear parties or farms, and more- and attending anything isn't mandatory at all here. We're happy to have you, and its up to our members how much they'd like to get involved. Attendance is optional! There's never any stress to attend FC functions.
Savage Raiding Statement
We find that some hardcore raiders looking for free companies just to join their statics who don't already have one, might not fit well if savage raiding is their only or greatest focus, because traditionally Azure does not have a Savage Static, but focuses more on allowing members to organize their own groups and also provides resources to do so. Despite not supporting an official static for the FC, we hope that hardcore raiders enjoy the wealth of our community's wealth of harmony and overall fun, and that everyone may take initiative to seek out or build a raiding static within our community if they are interested, as opposed to missing out on experiencing Azure. Depending on the content season, we may have an Unofficial static lead by a leader, and routinely offer limited time Savage-learning events that may run for a number of months.
Rules and No Drama Policy
Please take a moment to look over our Rules Page at (, we find that rude individuals and people who create drama are the outsiders here that don't fit well. We know its a big page, so at least visit the General Rules section before joining.
Recruitment Care & Activity
People of Azure Infinitum are often if not always good natured players who found their way to our community looking for a place with structure, friendliness, organization, and great activity, or they've been scouted during recruitment drives and have been well screened. Its a place where one can be social and attend everything, or relax in the background and enjoy the services and facilities of being in an active, organized, and friendly FC. We actively recruit periodically to assist with upkeep of community activity levels, and to meet new comrades. A community that closes recruitment can be doomed to stagnation. Its normal for a community to have an inner core of die hards who log in daily regardless of content releases, and also have an outer core of individuals that range from those with less availability to those who check in during Patches. This is why we take extra care in keeping the fresh blood flowing into Azure, cautious recruitment, and support our active model by always staying welcoming and sometimes running recruitment campaigns and other services. Like this ad!
Handling Online Drama
Because we keep a no-drama policy and have a strong communication network, it is leadership's ultimate priority to handle any issues that may come up as soon as possible, and most people appreciate our problem solving which has inspired many other communities. Between our Support & Leadership ranks, we use a number of report and resource channels to handle situations, and perform problem solving protocols & tactics to fairly address issues as possible. Drama is inevitable at some point for any online community, so its important to have a large and strong list of moderators (currently around 60!) and a council of leaders (15+) to quickly handle any problems. Luckily, we don't have a lot of drama, but we're always very well equipped and very prepared. Our community has been commended by game staff in the past for our methods, and we have worked with the FFXIV Special Task Force to ensure as much safety to our community as achievable. It should be stressed that it is up to our membership to report to GM's in-game, and to Azure Leadership should any issues or concerns come up. Its also highly recommended that our members appropriately document evidence that can be used to help us assess situations and make proper decisions. Documenation such as screenshots of harassment is a great example! Our members online safety is greatly important to us and is a number one concern of our leadership team. Our Rules Page at: ( describes a bit more in Chapter 3, including other entries on avoiding/ignoring trolls, playing while intoxicated, depression, and more.
Our Philosophy
We believe in our community and its people, how far we can go, how much we can do for each other, being an experienced community who's core values are positive fellowship, formation of bonds, and indomitable unity.
Azure Infinitum tightly grasps success and masters a casual and lucrative weekly play schedule while inspiring motivation and providing avenues for further success, friendships, and camaraderie among all who freely fly together among our Azure skies.
Founding on the principles of intricately forging a generally drama-free experience with keen leadership and a zealous and mighty membership, Azure has striven to guide and support many hundreds of players through every era of Final Fantasy XIV.
With an illustrious history, company lore, impressive statistics, and a model that is adaptable and blessed with innovative ability, Azure Infinitum claims a dominant presence of excellence and player growth that is possible in our community and extended services.
Estate Organization
We have the entire set-up at our estate, from gardens for members and Krakka Root production (free for members' chocobos), to our stables, nicely uniform clean lawn with hangout spots that are popular, with crafting stations, all available NPCs for simple mats and repairs, cut-scene viewer, toybox, triple-triad board, a fully operational and geared fleet of airships and subs, and our Azure Infinitum Assembly Chamber on the top floor for our meetings where announcements are made at our Grand Assemblies. Check it out if you like at Mist Ward 7 Plot 1.
We also have an organized form of gathering for weekly events in the yard, places to relax, food that is always available on tables at our Cellar, and hold a lot of special events and social games at our Hall. We're also conveniently located next to a Market Board and a Retainer Bell outside of our estate.
Communication and Extended Azure Services
We have multiple services of which none are mandatory, but we provide being ( where our Forums, Event Calendar, News, Company Meeting Summaries, Seasonal Merch Giveaways, Contests, Rules Page, and more take place and can be found. We also have a popular and active Discord Server.
We also have a Facebook Group, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Steam Group, (Look us up! Or visit: ( and Linkshells like our Infinitum Alliance LS for contact and aid from our allies if needed, our Azure Hunters LS for Hunters, and our Azure Industry LS which connects our members to our inner crafting/gathering community for newbies to pros.
Also worthy of mention is our big Company Meetings in-game, known as Azure Infinitum Grand Assemblies. Even though we have several avenues that keep people connected, our live assemblies gather the FC in unity where announcements are made first, and all proposals, ideas, and more, can be decided together live with the Azure Council present.
This network ensures a lot of information and communication gets around and has been exceedingly useful to us.
More On Events
One part of our reputation that often precedes us is our event crafting and hosting.
First, let me make sure its clear that attendance is never mandatory, but those who can make use, when possible, of what we provide each day, benefit from our events each week.
Since our beginning, traditions like our Thursday Treasure Thursdays events have run each week. Our weekly line-up presently begins on Tuesdays post-weekly reset, and consists of Raid Tuesdays, Wondrous Wednesdays (WT Journal Parties, often doubles as Trial Clears and Pony Drops), Treasure Thursdays (Endwalker's timeworn maps with groups of 8 doing up to 3 rounds of maps allowing for up to 24 maps ran), 24-Man Tuesdays (full pre-formed Azure 24-member alliances are made and raids are cleared, will be returning upon the release of EW's 24-man), Super Azure Slayer Sunday (our weekly meetup to do all sorts of PVP content be it Rival Wings or Frontline), and Monstrous Mondays (helps clear the current and previous patch extreme trials).
Special, Seasonal, and Quarterly Events
More info here: ( the latest event news & more at: (
We also have what we call Special and Quarterly Events. These types of events are Weekend-Long-Events that usually consist of a theme or celebratory social events we craft. During these events we hold big Riddle Races, Costume/Glamour shows and contests, 3-Story Mansion Maze Races, Speedrun Dungeon Races, Hide and Seek games, Custom Quest Events, Discord events like Cards Against Humanity nights, Comedy events, PVP Tournament Circuits, and more.
Our Special and Quarterly events are Azure Day Weekend (Takes place 3 times a year across a weekend, celebrates the FC), Azure Summer Festival (3-days at the end of August in partnership with Child's Play, raises money for children in long-term care, anniversary of historic FC event called the Lunar Rebellion), Anniversary Azure Day (a big weekend event in November that celebrates our Founding), Azure Day Saint's Wake (celebrates Halloween/All Saint's Wake), Azure Starlight Day (celebrating Starlight Day/Christmas/December Holiday Season), Azure Grand Melee and Duel Tournaments (PVP Circuit series crowning our PVP Champions) and more.
Azure Day Weekends
If you've been around our server you may have heard of our Azure Day Weekends. Our Azure Days take place quarterly as mentioned just above, with four evolved editions called Azure Summer Festival, Azure Day Saint's Wake, Azure Starlight Day, and Anniversary Azure Day. With Azure Day Weekends and related events traditionally occuring quarterly our members are always excited to see the next big weekend of crazy and fun social games, and our showering of the free company in gil and prizes galore. We go all out when we celebrate the free company, and Azure Days are another way we find for leadership to give back to the community. 2023 and beyond is now host to additional seasonal Azure Day events!
We're always giving our members a chance to have fun, win big, and make some great memories in the in-game family we've become. Something fun is always on the horizon in Azure.
I almost can't stress enough how friendly our community is. We have a vast variety of members from hardcore gatherers and crafters, social butterflies, chill veterans, experienced raiders, level grinders, support teams, PVP aficionados, mechanic specialists, and mentors. We're also very friendly to all casual players as well and we keep an open door so long as recruits are always aware that we have a no-drama tolerance here.
​Evolution into a Gaming Clan & Network
Plans are in the works and foundations are being laid that is slowly turning our community into a larger gaming network, with our first established Azure Wing with regular occurring activity being founded in Monster Hunter World, this has led to a successful Destiny 2 clan and more. Becoming a member of our Discord and/or Free Company now means access to things like our huge discord, Azure Wing membership in other games, and being able to join in on any of our other activities in the general community. Azure Network as its being called at the moment, is growing with an all-new website and community features for playing together across Final Fantasy XIV and to Azure Skies beyond!
We rank high as one of the top FC's in Worldwide Activity on lodestone, and have for a long time. Most of our players are divided between the US East and West Coasts, members in East and West Canada, and a few outside the US or in EU or Aus zones. Because we do have an activity policy (mentioned below) we keep a standard flow of people, and have crowds in the early morning, late morning, early afternoon, afternoon, evening, and late night crowds.
Elitism isn't our style. Our community boasts a broad range of characters, great personalities, the proud, and also some silly goofs. But elitism isn't welcome, no matter how successful we are or how large we grow. We're always welcoming towards fresh faces interested in joining our guild, and the in-game activity ranges between 30-60+ online at once during prime time hours, sometimes around 70+ on patch days, and usually always with half the roster logging in throughout a 24 hour period, and around 15-30+ during the night.
Activity Policy
We ask that our members do not go missing without logging in for more than 60 days straight. If we hear word from someone or have some kind of decent excuse, we place our members on our On Vacation rank, which lasts presently until 90 days have passed. Exceptions are made for military deployments, hospital stays, financial issues, disability/health related issues, moving, or other reasons that might fall on a case-by-case basis.
All members not heard from in 60 days (roughly 2 months) or currently 90 days (roughly 3 months) are discharged. We allow 3 joins to Azure Infinitum in total, but exceptions can be made due to reasons listed above. If removed for inactivity, or you've left our FC for another reason and haven't already joined 3 times, you're always welcome back, but please remember, we are not a revolving door.
Keeping our roster full of members who have been online and presently play the game actively ensures an active environment for our players who play often. It also keeps our credits and clerical processes balanced across our network, and allows space for new faces to join our big happy in-game family of comrades.
How to Join
Quick Instructions here for joinin us in FFXIV & more: (
If you are interested in joining our Azure Infinitum free company, please register an application at our site and/or FC in-game. You can also seek any of our Scouts, Lieutenants, Officers, or the Master of Azure Infinitum in-game and ask for an invite. You can find their names on the roster page at our website.
If you read everything on this page, you are awesome, and you should let anyone you talk to who recruits you know that you read everything on this page which will greatly expedite your invitation to join.
If you have any questions whatsoever feel free to send a /tell in-game to me or any of our Scouts or Lieutenants listed on our official roster here:
You can also message us at our FB Page:
Discord here:
Main Site:
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2023.06.05 04:47 Sharinganprincess91 I'm half tempted to give up on rp....

Honestly.... it's people like this who make me wanna quit... it don't matter If they had the fandom they selected in the message, they still didn't put the password. I'm weird that way and honestly I'm tired of people like this person.
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2023.06.05 04:45 stone-cold-mountain I would return to my extremely abusive childhood if I could.

I had someone to talk to then.
I had hope then.
I could eat then.
I could sleep then.
I cried less then.
I wasn’t suicidal then.
I had interests then.
Something needs to kill me now because I can’t do this anymore. I can’t. Existing is agony. I cry for most of my waking hours. It’s the only time I utter any sound. I have gone months without speaking a formal word. I have no one in my life. I play YouTube videos or television in background because parasocial relationships are all I have. My body refuses all solid food and I can barely keep liquid food down nowadays. Mental illness and self harm are breeding neurological conditions, but self harm is the only thing that can temporarily relieve me of the pain of mental illness.
I don’t want to do this anymore. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I should never have been born but because of my mother’s foolishness and failure to protect me, I’m trapped in this existence. Every day I feel like I am grieving the fact that I’m alive. I wish I would have died in her womb like I was supposed to. My conception was selfish. And I tried to end my life, but I can’t even succeed to commit suicide even if I shoot myself in the face. I just need this to be over. I can’t.
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2023.06.05 04:44 Andy_Apples Why I left. A Senior Warden’s Experience

As a former member of the Freemasonry, I feel it is my duty to shed light on certain aspects of this organization that, in my experience, warrant a closer, more critical examination.
The fraternity often heralds the principle of brotherhood as one of its most esteemed values. The notion of a unified bond, shared across a diverse spectrum of individuals, is indeed an attractive prospect. However, my experience has shown me that this ideal of brotherhood can be, and often is, employed to establish an environment of exclusivity. It lends itself to a culture that, at times, appears more akin to a high school clique than an esteemed organization.
The charitable acts put forth by the Freemasons, whilst commendable on the surface, often leave one questioning the motivations behind them. From my perspective, these acts of charity frequently seem driven less by a genuine desire to help the less fortunate and more by a wish for social standing, tax benefits, or public image maintenance. Is this genuine charity, or a facsimile crafted for optics?
Let us then examine the Masonic emphasis on morality, a quality held in high regard by the organization. This focus on moral character and integrity would be praiseworthy, were it consistently and authentically adhered to. Regrettably, from what I have witnessed, this ideal is often compromised in favor of personal gain or advancement within the organization. Such actions are, in my view, a stark betrayal of the very principles the organization claims to uphold.
Finally, we come to the so-called secrets of Freemasonry – the cryptic rituals, the coded languages, the concealed knowledge. These aspects are often presented as profound, yet my experience has led me to a less generous conclusion. Could it be that these 'secrets' serve primarily as a means of fostering a sense of superiority among members? A grand facade, perhaps, designed to add a sense of gravitas to the proceedings, but ultimately hollow?
While my observations are rooted in personal experience, I believe they invite a much-needed examination of these aspects of Freemasonry. It is not my intention to belittle or vilify, but to challenge, to question, and to promote a more thorough understanding of an organization that carries significant influence in our society.
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2023.06.05 04:43 McGrathistan AITA for breaking up with my girlfriend over her past

Throwaway account for obvious reasons.
I just broke up with my girlfriend. I’m trying to be as generous as I can to her upfront because honestly, I feel like it’s more fair to her to do that before I explain why we broke up. We’ve been dating for a little less than a year now, and on her end she felt like everything was going great. I was the first boyfriend she introduced her parents to, we talked about a future together, I was the second boyfriend she ever told she loves, and I was the first boyfriend she took an extended vacation with. In short, I completely blindsided her. I did. enjoy spending time with her, but there were two parts of her past I just couldn’t come to terms with:
Personally, problems started pretty early on. My two girlfriends before her had serious issues, one sexually assaulted me and the other coerced me into having sex when I didn’t want to. That’s made the issue of sex something I’m incredibly sensitive to. That is also something I made clear very early on (second or third date?), it’s something I’m open about because I’ve come to terms with it. I didn’t think it was possible to mess up a response to someone opening up about such a scarring experience, but she found a way. She basically said that it was really messed up, because anyone would know that’s wrong. She said she forced men to have sex with her in the past and it felt wrong at the time. I figured, “well she’s clearly changed” and moved on. But I can’t lie in saying that learning that has made me more apprehensive about continuing our relationship.
Because of my past experiences, it should be obvious that I don’t have much experience. She’s had a more promiscuous past than I have, and to be honest she has talked about it so extensively and intimately (unprompted), that it honestly has begun to make me feel inadequate. I’ve communicated this to her, and she’s toned down the frequency (I timed it at a certain point, she couldn’t go two days without talking about something in detail). But she hasn’t stopped, either. To be fair to her, I may have done a poor job of communicating it because I always communicated this timidly in fear of it coming across that I’m upset that she has more experience. But I also can’t help but to feel that sharing every detail of your past with your partner when you’ve been explicitly told that they don’t want to hear it is especially weird. Knowledge of my past trauma (I really hate using that word, I do feel that ifs overused but I don’t know how else to describe it) only makes it worse in my honest opinion.
I’d be dishonest if I said that her past, as listed above, wasn’t the main reason I broke up with her. But there are also relatively minor things she did that still have made me lose whatever I felt for her. She severely looked down on older colleagues of hers at work who were older than her but also “below” her, and she has a massive superiority complex. This has never been applied to me, but seeing the way she thinks about others behind their backs really has put me off.
We were going to celebrate our one year anniversary in one month’s time. She thought we were going steady and I feel really guilty about doing this right now, but I honestly just couldn’t take it anymore.
I wrote this on my Android. Sorry in advance for typos or grammatical errors.
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2023.06.05 04:43 Fabulous-Letter-5649 Engineer retires, and is replaced with a Human.

Thank you to u/SabbyofSableWine for the inspiration to make this, that's why I tagged it as Writing Prompt and not Original Story since I do borrow one or two ideas (they're very good ideas.)
First time posting on this sub so if I screwed anything up please lmk in the comments and happy reading!
Part 1:
It was a bittersweet day on the ship, Xoll had taken an early retirement to go home and take care of their sick parents, I knew I wouldn't be seeing much of them anymore, which devastated me as over our 3 Stellar Periods working together we had become quite close friends. Xoll was a friend to us all, that's the Om for you. After giving them a proper send off we anxiously clamored just outside the airlock to hanger bay 2 to see who the federation send to replace them.
The shuttle docked making a loud mechanical THUNK that reverberated through the metal corridor and the airlock hissed as it sprung into action, we all cleared the door. It spun to life, gears turning and lights flashing as the doors prepared to open, and out stepped of all things, a Human.
We all gasped in shock, we had all learned of stories about their brutal engagements in battle, engagements that rarely left survivors, and only as to serve as a messenger to the rest of the fleets. We had all heard of rumors about how they eat and drink some of the most volatile poisons known to the universe like it's nothing. I wouldn't be lying if I said we were all terrified deep down that this human would bring nothing but trouble.
"What you all standing around murmuring, this can't possibly be your first time meeting a human."
The crowd pushed me to the front, and I thought to myself Oh come on, you're really just gonna make me have to talk to him.
"Hello" I said sheepishly.
"Oh, I take it you've all heard the stories." He said making a weird sound I later came to learn as chuckling.
My eyes darted to the floor, so did everyone else's.
"Well, my name is Dr. William Schneider, but you can just call me William, I'm your new engineer, I was in fact born on Earth and I graduated top of my class and Terra Polytechnic and I just got assigned to your lovely ship. I look forward to getting to know you all."
He stuck out one of his hands, such peculiar things, all boney and rigid with these weird round lumps all over the 5 protrusions. I had no clue what to do with it, do I touch it, do I hit it?
"I take it your not familiar with the hand shake, it's a human custom, we grab each other's extended hand and shake it up and down"
How strange I thought, extending one of mine to join him in this strange custom. I shook his hand up and down, side to side and all around.
"Woah they're slow down you're gonna break it off! Just up and down, not too aggressively."
Don't hear about a human saying that very often now do you.
"Okay look it's probably wise to just resume whatever you're supposed to be doing, I'll say hi whenever I run into you"
"Why would you be running into us!?" Said Hlxop quite startled, he was of Avian classification and had quite fragile bones.
"Figure of speech, just means whenever I see you, no need to be concerned" William answered.
We all returned to out stations, being and navigator I went to the ships bridge along with a dozen or so others, William oddly enough though had disappears off to stars know where in the ship.
"Hey, does anyone know where William went?" I asked the group, William was a relatively mid rank officer and was required to be at the bridge for his introductory tour.
"Wait" said the Captain Reloxyn, turning around to look for him, letting out a deep exhale she said "Looks like we'll just have to make a few calls when we get to to the bridge, lets just hope this isn't some weird human thing that he'll keep doing, planets know it's already getting on my nerves." she said, with her hair undulating purple, indicating stress.
After getting to the bridge, we made a few calls before Hyldron (who sits next to me) tracked him down in the reactor, and of course they sent me to fetch him since he was being incredibly stubborn about insisting on meeting all the other engineers first.
After having had to march myself down to the reactor to find him mid conversation yammering on with the head of reactor ops about possible improvements to the Tritium harvester or something like that.
“What are you thinking you need to have your orientation tour 20 minutes ago!” I was borderline shrieking. “The captain’s hair has been undulating deep purple since I left!”
“If you insist." the human - I mean - William said quite begrudgingly.
After arriving at the bridge the captain, in a furious conversation demanded answers as the quote, "What in the goldilocks zone were you thinking just disappearing like that!?"
To which he replied with a "I figured that getting to know what the ship is like from the perspective of the other engineers instead of the captain and some fancy tour would make my presence here a bit less jarring, I know what your preconceived notions about Humans are and I know just how much you all revered Xoll." Admittedly I was on his side after hearing him talk, he seemed quite nice, and I wanted to get to know him better.
After eventually capitulating the Captain (though in protest I must admit) let him continue with his unusual methods William turned to me and said "Shit, I totally forgot to let you introduce yourself to me at the airlock, what's your name?" Shit was a uniquely human word, we didn't have a good translation into any other language, primarily due to it having a plethora of different meanings.
"Oh!" I said, almost jumping out of my seat. "My name is Tromō, Im a navigator here on the bridge, and I specialize in surveying pre-FTL worlds."
"Wonderful" he replied, "Nice to meet you” he said with this beaming smile that could just light up a room adorned across his face.
Pt 2 coming tomorrow!
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2023.06.05 04:36 2BFlair I made Team Ariana buttons. It’s opening up a can of worms with mustaches that fart Mozart ideas of more VPR themed buttons to come. Give me your thoughts for other ones!

I made Team Ariana buttons. It’s opening up a can of worms with mustaches that fart Mozart ideas of more VPR themed buttons to come. Give me your thoughts for other ones!
I make buttons for fun and sell them at a local boutique. I’ve always been a huge VPR fan. I’ve been captivated by this season and had kind of been in a creative slump. I hate that the situation has caused suffering, but I appreciate the story. I’ve decided that VPR is going to be my muse for a while, and I’m going to do an entire line of VPR buttons. What are some of the best quotes that are 8 words or less? It’s not about the pasta, obviously. Bit of course I knew that, because I was born fuckin’ cool.
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2023.06.05 04:35 Wyden_long 38 [M4F] West Coast/AZ Looking for Online Pen Pal Possibly More

Good evening,
Tonight I’m just looking to meet someone who wants to chill and chat for a bit. Getting through a tough time right now, and I’m really just looking to pass some time getting to know someone new. I’m not looking for romance, strictly platonic for now, but if it happens it happens right.
As for me: I’m 38, single (you should be too), I’m ok shape, have a great sense of humor (like good red wines it’s very dry), light drinker and 420 friendly, enjoys music, big sports fan, philosophy, pretty liberal leaning, and into gaming.
Ideally I’d like you to be between 28-40, but if you’re cool you’re cool and age is less of an issue. Willing to have an actual conversation, more than one liners and one word responses, intelligent, funny, and ok with dad jokes. If this sounds like you, please feel free to PM or send me a chat (preferred). I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great night.
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2023.06.05 04:33 Rexis12 Can we get an increase to Defense Objectives healing?

Due to Circuit I've taken Frames that I wouldn't take into Defense.
And wow.
Seeing Harrow heal 50 a second is not only an incredibly weird sight to see.
But seeing something being healed 50 a second, while it has... Like 300k health is something that I don't think is good.
For lack of better word.
At least have the healing scale + a flat amount. That way if they happen to playing a node where the Def Objective is apparently too low level, you can get healing but also have it scale up when the levels scale.
Seriously, I didn't think bringing in the Healing Frame, to a mission where I have to Defend something, would be less beneficial than if I had just brought in a Nuke Frame.
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2023.06.05 04:33 rpthrowaway1236 [M4F] Sci-fi Horror Rp

On a desolate planet, a military search and rescue craft responds to a distress call from an unknown source. Two crew members embark on a mission, exploring the remnants of an ancient civilization and confronting a lurking horror. As they delve deeper into the abyss, facing chilling manifestations and inexplicable phenomena, their survival teeters on the edge. Unraveling the origin of the horror becomes their only hope as they strive to escape the grip of darkness and find salvation amidst the forgotten depths.
Howdy! I am looking for a partner who is interested in roleplaying this prompt I had and have been mulling over for a little bit! I have a rough idea on how it's going to go but nothing is written in stone and I'd love to hear any suggestions you may have for any part of the story! If it goes well we can perhaps become roleplay partners as well and roleplay other topics, genres, and prompts :] I use discord and third person and I generally like my partners to be semi literate but I don't need insanely long responses or fancy word play to be happy. I generally match the length of my partner but I sit around a paragraph or slightly less but if the situation calls for it one sentence replies are more than okay! Don't be afraid to hit me up if you are interested! :D
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2023.06.05 04:29 Tangou-888 The Hoax Story of Remarkable Testimony of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Burma) (Part II)

The Hoax Story of Remarkable Testimony of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Burma) (Part II)
Dear All NDE Fans, I was alerted and requested by someone in a responsible position to check for the authenticity of the story behind this posting. After speaking to and exchanging Emails with Myanmar (Burmese) monks as well as fellow Myanmar Buddhism experts in many countries, I am 100% confident that this NDE story is completely fictitious. The reasons are given below.
(1) All Burmese experts said they had never heard of the story about this Myanmar Buddhist monk before.
(2) There is also no reports either in Burma or outside Burma of mass defection of Myanmar Buddhist Monks to join the Christian Church.
(3) The monk in the story said he became a novice at the age of 18. It is rather unusual as most boys Burmese boys join the monastic life at younger age than 18.
(4) At the age of 19, he became a monk. This is also unusual as the entry age for becoming a fully ordained monk is 20. (There is one exception when one considers the foetal life while in the mother's womb)
(5) U Zadila, also known as 'Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw' was described as probably the most famous Buddhist Teacher of the time. That is disputable. Venerable Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw was indeed well known and very popular as public speaker and preacher. But he was not regarded as the most distinguished monk academically and intellectually.
(6) The monk said 'Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw' died in a car crash in 1983 . In fact Sayadaw died in Myanmar Era 1339 = about 1977. There was a 6 years discrepancy which is unacceptable as the monk said he studied under him. He should know the exact year when his teacher died. And that 1977 was also the year when he became a monk. This fact alone is enough to brand the story as a fake or invention.
(7) He said he was given a new name of 'U Nata Pannita Ashinthuriya' when he entered the monastery. In Burma, the title 'shin' was used for the novice. 'U' was never used for a novice.
(8) The monk's new name itself was unusual nor unheard of, according to the monks I consulted.
(9) Doctors diagnosed Malaria and Yellow fever. Actually the Yellow Fever was not known to exist in Burma.
(10) To recover completely after very severe malaria is most unusual especially after being discharged to die.
(11) To regain Life after the body started to decay (decompose) is impossible according to conventional medical thinking.
There are other discrepancies regarding his actual NDE. But there is no need to dig deeper. It is a complete FICTION. It is very regrettable that a Christian Church was reported to be involved in creating this dishonest practice.
We expect 'James' to say something about our findings. He is the one who reported the story to the world media. After reading his various postings to this forum, I believe that he is either a priest or a serious Christian. We welcome his reply as well as the communication from the Church authorities who wrote the Introduction to this fictitious story and published in their regular bulletin.
Best wishes to all, Melvin, [email protected]...
Note: The old link was no longer there so try this link instead
Resurrected Burmese Monk Story Revisited During the year 2000, numerous emails circulated on the Internet passing on the dramatic story: ‘BACK FROM THE DEAD The Remarkable Testimony of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Burma) who came back to life a changed man!’
With CCG Ministries’ involvement in Asia, including Myanmar, we were very interested in this story and its authenticity.
It was brought to ‘life’ on the Internet through the promotion of a Christian missionary organization then called, Asian Minorities Outreach, later changing its name to: Asia Harvest, headquartered in Texas, USA, and operating from Thailand. Its Director, Paul Hatthaway, has written several books, including ‘The Heavenly Man’.
For quite some time the ‘resurrected Buddhist monk’ story appeared on the front page of the organisation’s website. Then the actual story was removed from their website, but a remaining reference to it encouraged people to request a copy of the story by email. The following explanation for the change, was given by the group at the time:
‘A Quick Note: We have been asked by many people why this testimony is no longer available on our website. We were ordered to remove the story by the government of Singapore, who had apparently received complaints from Buddhists. As our website is housed in Singapore at the moment, we didn’t have much choice.’
AMO/Asia Harvest introduced the story with the following introduction:
‘The story that follows is simply a translation of a taped testimony from a man with a life-changing story. It is not an interview or a biography, but simply the words from the man himself. Different people react in different ways when they hear this story. Some are inspired, some skeptical, a few will mock and ridicule, while some others have even been filled with rage and anger, convinced these words are the ravings of a mad man or an elaborate deception. Some Christians have opposed the story simply because the radical and miraculous events described herein do not fit their feeble image of an Almighty God.’
We were concerned with the above wording and commented in our 2001 report that it was interesting to note the approach they took in the introduction. Anyone who questioned the story would immediately be labelled as a sceptic, a mocker or ridiculer, someone filled with rage and anger, or worse a Christian whose concept of God is feeble and who does not believe that an Almighty God can be radical and perform miracles.
This could be seen by some as a form of bullying and intimidation to dismiss any form of thought and questioning of the story. It is not a healthy or biblical approach to dealing with questions about such a dramatic story, nor does it encourage people to use their minds.
The resurrected monk’s story was quite a dramatic tale and it has impressed many people. It was even reported in the well-known Christian Singaporean magazine: IMPACT (June/July 2000, p.45). It continued to be circulated and passed on through emails for some time.
But was it true? If it was, it SHOULD be circulated - whatever the consequences. But what if it was NOT true? Should it then continue to be circulated never-the-less? We believe not!
It should be noted that there have been several versions of the story circulating. One version, which was circulating in March and April of 2000, began with an ‘Extract’:
‘Myanmar: Buddhist monk raised from the dead - 300 monks turn to Jesus. “In 1998, a Buddhist monk died. A few days later, his funeral was held, at which he was to be cremated. From the smell, it was obvious that his body had started to decompose - he was very clearly dead!” according to the report from missions agency Asian Minorities Outreach. “We have attempted to verify this report which reached us from a number of sources, and are now convinced that it is accurate,” they write.
Hundreds of monks and relatives of the dead man attended the funeral. Just as the body was about to be burned, the dead monk suddenly sat up, shouting ‘It’s a lie! I saw our ancestors burning and being tortured in some sort of fire. I also saw Buddha and many other Buddhist holy men. They were all in a sea of fire!’ ‘We must listen to the Christians,’ he continued emphatically, ‘they’re the only ones who know the truth!’
The events shocked the whole region. Over 300 monks became Christians and started to study the Bible. The resurrected man continued to warn everyone to believe in Jesus, because he is the only true God. Tapes of the monk’s report were distributed throughout Myanmar. The Buddhist hierarchy and the government were soon alarmed, and they arrested the monk. He has not been seen since and it is feared that he was killed to keep him silent. It is now a serious crime to listen to the tapes, because the government wants to dampen the sensation.’
On Sunday 19th November 2000, CCG Ministries’ Director, Adrian van Leen, interviewed and spoke with a man who claimed to be the ‘resurrected’ Paul in a hotel function room in Yangon in the company of four Myanmar Christian leaders.
That interview raised serious questions as to the authenticity of the story under consideration.

Our detailed review of the interview with the man claiming to be Paul, the ‘resurrected’ monk, was published as a report, sent to Asia Harvest, and placed on our website. After emailing a copy of the report, we also sent a ‘hard’ copy of the TACL containing the printed article, to Asia Harvest. In the latter part of 2003 we received the following email from Asia Harvest:
Greetings! I’m sure you will remember our communications a year or two back regarding the story of the Buddhist monk in Myanmar who came back to life. We were the ones who first had his testimony translated and published on our website.
Then you travelled to Myanmar and met with a man regarding this story. Your graphic report of that interview, his seemingly unstable mind and completely inconsistent testimony left us with no option but to withdraw the story from our website and offer our deep apologies. The last thing we want to do is discredit the name of our Lord Jesus by publishing any story that is untrue. I wrote to you of our intentions and you accurately reported,
[After Asia Harvest received a copy of this report they removed all references to the story from their website and stopped sending out email transcripts of the claimed resurrection account. They will be making some statement regarding their initial endorsement of the story. When this is available we will gladly append it to this report.]
However, when we received your magazine article which carried a picture of the man you interviewed, we showed it to two Burmese pastors who met the original “Paul” in Myanmar and they immediately said this was the wrong man! Later a missionary who lives here in Thailand but who works in Myanmar also said the man you interviewed looks nothing like the monk, being much younger.
More information since has revealed that there are actually three or four different people in Myanmar who claim they were monks who rose from the dead! Our contacts in Yangon (Rangoon) say that two of these are completely untrustworthy men, with little evidence of a genuine conversion to Christ. One of these is the young man you interviewed. No wonder his birth-date and other key facts were different from the testimony we published - it was not the same person! It almost seems that Satan sent along these counterfeits with false testimonies and a poor witness in order to discredit the original testimony.
Can we absolutely guarantee the story we published is true - of course not. Only God and the person involved can know what happened in such a story. We stated this when we first released the transcript of his testimony. But as far as can be verified, we have yet to be convinced that this testimony is false. We have been told it now seems likely that the monk Paul was killed. He was in hiding for more than 12 months and has not been heard of since. Another ex-monk who lives in Shan State, who also converted to Christ through miraculous circumstances is also being hunted by the authorities in a bid to silence him.
In the interests of fairness, would you be willing to publish our comments in this email with the story that is on your website?
God bless you,
Asia Harvest
Unfortunately, this update from Asia Harvest still fails to answer many of the questions and issues CCG Ministries raised in our report initially.
Our report had already acknowledged that there were several people in Myanmar (Burma) claiming to be the ‘resurrected’ monk: Further complications have arisen with this whole saga. According to the beliefs of some people in Myanmar (or some with friends and/or relatives in Myanmar), several different people supposedly, or apparently, are claiming to be the resurrected Buddhist monk - at least an older man and a not-so-balanced young man.
Even if we completely remove the questionable ‘Paul’ interviewed by CCG Ministries’ Director and several Myanmar Pastors, we are still left with serious questions about the whole story anyway. These were made clear in our 2001 report and remain unanswered by the recent comments from Asia harvest.
Apart from the contradictions made by [the suspect] Paul in front of witnesses, there are still serious questions about the content of his [the ‘original ‘Paul’] supposed visions or visit to hell and heaven, as well as questions about editorial comments made by Asian Minorities Outreach/Asia Harvest.
AMO/Asia Harvest has made statements about Paul being radically transformed and having a 180-degree shift in his life, and him continuing to be a fearless witness for Christ, of him being persecuted, scorned by family, friends and colleagues, and facing death for his unwillingness to compromise. But some Myanmar Christian leaders have asked (as we do also) on what do they base this, apart from his say so [or the say-so of unnamed pastors whose comments seem in clear conflict with that of the majority of pastors – especially from known established churches and denominations]? What evidence do they have?
Statements that [the ‘original’] Paul had been arrested and imprisoned - probably several times, not seen since, and that it was feared that he had been killed to keep him silent - are all highly emotive. While claims of imprisonment in such a situation are plausible and even probable, they remain unsubstantiated.
AMO/Asia Harvest has stated that the story was first told them by several Burmese church leaders, and that since being initially told they ‘have attempted to verify this report which reached us from a number of sources, and are now convinced that it is accurate.’ IMPACT Magazine reported that a spokesman for AMO/Asia Harvest stated: ‘We believe it to be true as there are many witnesses to these events.’
CCG Ministries’ Director, Adrian van Leen, before, especially during, and after his visit to Myanmar in November 2000, [and subsequent visits in 2001 and 2002] has spoken to a number of [numerous] Myanmar Christian leaders - including a number who are involved in inter-church/inter-denominational work, as well as leaders of several denominations. He spoke with leaders from Yangon and across Myanmar who attended a conference in Bago, and also Christian leaders in Mandalay and a regional township. Many of these leaders from across varying denominations had contact with other Christian leaders across the country.
No one was able to give ANY form of authentication to the story. A number of leaders, including those who had been in Christian leadership in Mandalay, knew of no evidence to confirm any part of the story. Some of the Myanmar Christian leaders would very much like to know who the ‘several Burmese church leaders’ are that AMO/Asia Harvest refers to as their sources for this story.
In fact, it was pointed out very clearly that, had the story been true, especially had there been a number of Buddhist monks converted to Christianity - especially as many as 300 and very much so if there were as many as 7,000 - the news would have spread rapidly. While the government-controlled media might have tried to suppress such news - the Christians and churches (particularly in the Mandalay area) would not have been able - nor have wanted to - suppress such news. It would have spread rapidly and widely through the churches. The Buddhist community would also have spread the story - though for different reasons.
The claim that ’there are many witnesses to these events’ is also disputed by Myanmar Christian leaders, who have stated that they had never met anyone who had been a direct primary witness - nor anyone who had personally met a direct witness to these events… The reality is that in Myanmar itself no one has been able to find any witnesses or any evidence whatever, to support the story of the resurrected Paul.
It was also pointed out that [the ‘original’] Paul’s claim to have seen Aung San, the revolutionary leader of Myanmar (father of current opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi) in hell ‘because he persecuted and killed Christians, but mostly because he didn’t believe in Jesus Christ’ was completely without foundation. He is a well known figure in Burmese/Myanmar thinking and history - and there is no evidence at all that he persecuted any Christians, let alone killed any.
AMO/Asia Harvest has invited ‘Christian believers to judge it [Paul’s resurrection story] according to Scripture.’

As one senior Myanmar pastor pointed out, the story and description of hell given by Paul, is itself contrary to Scripture. Paul’s story is also in conflict with the story Jesus told in the account of the rich man and the beggar, Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). When carefully examined it is also in conflict with the comments of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 - in particular where that Paul was able to name eye witnesses to the resurrection of Christ - and acknowledged at the time that some were still living - in other words, he was able to produce witnesses who could testify to the authenticity of his claims.
Pastors in Myanmar are still asking for real evidence and living witnesses to the claimed miracle with whom they can discuss and verify the story. So far, the story’s authenticity remains with the claims made by Asia Harvest.
The story of the ‘resurrected Paul’ is known throughout much of Myanmar - and his tape has circulated (in several versions). Hardly anyone in Myanmar - especially amongst Christian leaders - has accepted or believed the story. There is just nothing to back it up.
Far from the ‘resurrected monk’ story providing a ‘fearless and faithful witness to Jesus Christ, whose testimony is converting Buddhists, strengthening the church or bringing glory to God’s name’, Myanmar pastor have told our Director that it has brought fear and suspicion to many Christians in the country. We concluded our 2001 report with the comment: Whatever the truth behind this sad saga, most Christians, and most pastors and church leaders in Myanmar, are not taking this story seriously and see little value in it for the growth of the Christian community in that country.
From the evidence we have been able to examine, including the claims and content of the story itself, and all the discussions with Pastors and others in Myanmar, we believe it would have been wiser for the story not to have been published and circulated.
We believe that ‘miracle stories’ which cannot be adequately substantiated ought to be treated with caution – especially if those stories, or significant parts of those stories, do not conform to Scripture. Lives continue to be changed by the resurrected and living Jesus Christ – sometimes dramatically, sometimes quietly – the substance of those changed lives are quiet miracles that are often clear and undisputed. They continue to honour Christ and encourage others.

Burmese \"Paul\" as in the story
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2023.06.05 04:18 Alethean How can I activate these sketches with an IR remote?

I wrote this in tinkercad and I want to combine these sketches into one big sketch where each original sketch is activated via a button on an IR remote. In other words, I want to make a sketch where these sketches are separated by if/else statements and if you press 1 on an IR remote, the LEDs turn white, if you press 2, they turn rainbow colored, etc. I haven't quite figured out how to do it. It would make my day if a knowledgeable person could help.
Sketches to be combined:
//White(Lights up from one end of strip to the other and stays on)
#define pin 6
#define num_leds 20
Adafruit_NeoPixel s= Adafruit_NeoPixel (num_leds,pin, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);//Neopixel Object
void setup()
void loop()
for (uint16_t i=0;i<24;i++)
s.setPixelColor (i,s.Color(255,255,255));
s.setPixelColor (i-24,0);;
#define pin 6
#define num_led 20
Adafruit_NeoPixel strip1(num_led, pin, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ400);
Adafruit_NeoPixel rainbow (uint16_t first_hue = 0,
int8_t reps = 1,
uint8_t saturation = 255,
uint8_t brightness = 255,
bool gammify = true);
void setup(){
void loop(){
//Random Colors
for (int8_t i=0;i<4;i++)
{strip1.setPixelColor(i, random(255),random(255),random(255));};;
for (int8_t i=0;i<4;i++)
{strip2.setPixelColor(i, random(255),random(255),random(255));};;
for (int8_t i=0;i<4;i++)
{strip3.setPixelColor(i, random(255),random(255),random(255));};;
for (int8_t i=0;i<4;i++)
{strip4.setPixelColor(i, random(255),random(255),random(255));};

//Cylon Code (Moving Red Line)
#define pin 6
#define num_led 20
#define DELAYVAL 50
Adafruit_NeoPixel pixels(num_led, pin);
void setup() {
void loop() {
for(int i=0; i pixels.setPixelColor(i-1, pixels.Color(150, 0, 0));
pixels.setPixelColor(i, pixels.Color(255, 0, 0));
pixels.setPixelColor(i+1, pixels.Color(150, 0, 0));;
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2023.06.05 04:14 Remarkable-Ad6090 My attempt for Dr. Manhattan

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2023.06.05 04:11 Miss_Chiss Star Wars: Decide Your Destiny - The Way of the Jedi [all code words and pages]
I recently revisited this fun old choose your own adventure book I read a long time ago and realised you couldn't proceed in certain story pathways, since the original Star Wars website needed for progression is no longer up.
So I went through and wrote down all of the code words and found the pages you need to turn to. I thought other people might appreciate this too so I'm posting them here. Enjoy! :)

BATTLE → pg.19
CROVAN → pg.11
DIRECT → pg.36
GOOMI → pg.132
HIDE → pg.46
KROSSEN → pg.116
MISSION → pg.178
PLAN → pg.184
REFUSE → pg.174
R3G0 → pg.35
SHIELD → pg.67
SIGNAL → pg.29
VENTRESS → pg.188
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2023.06.05 04:08 microphohn HVLP (Higher Volume, Lower Pressure) Pressure Washer, Part 2.

I previously posted about “why most pressure washer specs are lies or misunderstood” so please consider that to be the Part 1.
I recently upgraded my Simpson-made DeWalt Pressure washer with a CAT Pumps 4 gpm pump. Because my engine is only a GX270 (~8.5hp), this pump is “too big” and I “bought the wrong pump” according to all the conventional wisdom. That conventional wisdom is why this unit shipped with a 3.5gpm pump. That and the smaller AAA Chinese pump is much cheaper.
Indeed, if you see 4 gpm pressure washers sold, you will find they generally have a larger, more expensive engine (GX390 up to 420cc other makes is common) as the conventional wisdom is that these larger engines are required.
But they are only “required” to drive the pump to it’s maximum pressure. Thus, the 270cc engine only gets a 3.5gpm pump because of that “need” to achieve 4000psi or whatever. Big numbers are important for advertising.
But there’s no such need whatsoever. You can clean concrete with as little as 2000psi (I tested it myself with a 25 degree nozzle). The penalty, of course, for preserving the ability to go as high as 4000psi is that you are stuck with less flow than you could have if you had only 3000 or 3200psi at full engine load. Thus, a larger 4gpm pump with less peak pressure ability is a better real-world use of the engine’s power.
Moving up to a 4gpm pump with a lowly GX270, I can achieve 2500psi+ with a 4.5 orifice nozzle without the engine sounding labored or losing speed, this is over 3.5gpm delivered flow.
I’m not only using the “wrong” pump for the engine (4gpm on only 270cc), but this is the “wrong” orifice size. Four-GPM pumps are supposed to get 4.0 orifices, right?
The problem is that orifice size and GPM only match at 4000psi. So if you want to run 4000psi at 4gpm, then 4.0 is the correct nozzle. But we don’t have enough engine power to push our 4gpm pump to 4000psi. So we go larger in orifice to drop pressure to our preferred range (upper 2000s psi) and still preserve the 4gpm flow that justified that larger pump to begin with.
The same 4.5 orifice on the original 3.5gpm pump would likely have a max pressure of about 1800psi. That’s a bit too low IMO for effective cleaning. The larger pump lets us use the larger orifice and still keep sufficient pressure.
Finally a word on unloader setting. Because our “oversized” pump is on a smaller engine, the engine is physically incapable of driving the pump hard enough to exceed its 4000 psi rating. Which makes setting the unloader easy. Stick in an undersized orifice (I used 3.5) that will try to overload the engine. Tighten the unloader until the engine speed is pulled down from its rated rpm (you’ll hear the engine sound labored). For my unit, this was 3200psi. This is the unloader setting that is both low enough to keep the pump below its rated 4000psi, but high enough to extract the max work possible from the engine. If you have a long hose and more “hammer” effect, the spike pressure will still open up the unloader (always verify with a gauge that the unloader can open before the pump’s pressure rating is approached)
So the pump is protected—which is the actual purpose of the unloader. (Choose a larger orifice to reduce pressure, don’t loosen the unloader).
I couldn’t be happier with the 4gpm pump in place of the previous 3.5gpm pump. Don’t settle for less performance just because an OEM wants to market inflated PSI figures that don’t translate into real world cleaning effectiveness at all.
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2023.06.05 04:05 OceansCarraway Good Morning, Mr. Uoka (2/3)

It was hard work pushing papers down the long bench. Mr. Uoka found himself drinking tea and eating nutrient scnes with countless other bureaucrats. Suddenly, however, he found himself suddenly eating scones with Mr. Hay Rekk, and didn't quite know what to say. all of his imagined witty barbs and urbane comments disappeared when what remained of the man looked down on him, sneering through his photoreceptors. 'Hatarti.'
'Come into the damn conference room.'
Mr. Uoka practically tripped over himself to follow. Rekk kicked a number of people out of the conference room, stuffed a cipher secretary into a chair, and then began. 'Harati. We're fucked. You're fucked. I'm fucked. And I don't even have a penis or a butthole, that's how fucked we area. Nearly five billion...fucking...insane. Your trade bloc going down the drain. You think you can help. Make it quick, or I'll make it happen somehow.'
'Thank you, Chancellor. Well...this is a very complicated situation, as you well know, of course-'
Rekk sagged. 'Uoka.'
'Yes, sir.'
'I know. I know how your fucking kind talk-'
'Are-are you saying that I am lesser because I am a-?!'
'Stelliberal? Yeah. Fuck you, lib.'
'Short words. Give your point. We don't have much time.'
'Yes. Rekk—we need market development. Not maket-lead or centric—development of the market itself. Not just the places-'
'Cashification. Specialization. Less farmers.'
'Yes-precisely. No more barter. More goods moving through markets. Less subsistence.'
'Wagies, then. Townies, or urban poor.'
'I support urbanization, sir.'
'Don't call me sir.'
'Ok. Urbanization. Towns cannot grow the requisite numbers to break out into proper cosmopolitanism.'
'What if we can get them commuting?'
'A good idea, if done, sir!'
'I'm gonna do it. The cities are getting cargo and people rail. Fancy people rail. Good people rail. Make them get around and keep mixing.'
'Wonderful! Perhaps they might have sports leagues-'
'Only if they have riot divisions.' 'Tragic, sirr-Chancellor.'
'Rekk. Liberal.'
‘What about local commuting, to bind the cities and townies into one greater mass?’
‘I’m working on it. Gonna do freight lines out, and if they don’t attack the trains, then we’ll move on maybe getting some of them on them. Cargo stakeholders first, then maybe passengers. That might take a generation, but I’m going to make it happen.’
'You should accelerate cashification.'
'I'm trying. Right now, we’re slowly doing money storage. Making local banks. Moving money still needs to be figured out. I can't fucking even let them consider paper, they'll go nuts.'
'Armored cars and trains, local banks being able to do deposit transfers? That kind of thing?'
'Armored trains are rolling out now. Banks are gonna get fucking permitted at some point. Their majesties want strong basic regulations. It'll go slow, but the problem is how heavy that shit is.'
'Yes, indeed. Perhaps one can make the coins self-lighten?'
'Good idea, lemme write that down.'
'Here is a white paper, chancellor.'
'Got it. Next. Fusion.'
'Yes. Fusion. Civil fusion. The power of a star. Will they get electricity?'
'Everything is electric for the clones already. Fixed the web, too. For the peasants? Fuck no. We're gonna dole out miracles slowly so they don't melt down street lamps to make into weapons. Biggest one is atmospheric nitrogen fixing. We'll give em superstitious fertilizer, not some crap. Use lightning banks. We're also gonna light up all the cities, and electrify all public buildings and entertainment areas. The towns are gonna have a slow drip of things, very slow. Elite exposure first, gauge fuckery. If they act up, beat them smart.'
'There's no personal incentive right now to electrify, Rekk. Outside of the workplace, are you trying to generate mass demand?'
'Yeah.' Rekk looked pensive. 'Get the kids. Get the house managers…err…wives. That’s what they’re called. Make work-life easier.'
'Perhaps you might offer rental machinery, to ease the-'
' have another white paper?'
'Indeed, Chancellor.'
'Give it. What else?'
'Well, there is the Shining Lord's legacy of...advanced sciences.'
Rekk sighed. 'Yeah. Fuckers. Peasants...we were wrong. Couldn't see. They'd been made weak many years ago, before we were made. Broken people. Lost their chances. Their wants. Their selves. You speak about consumers. Buyers. Wanters. Needers. These people can't want or need anything that the Golden Ones said was bad.' 'They can act on their own.'
'Yeah. Everything Kweens did is stuff they'd do on their own. Build them up comfortably. Make them feel better. Safer. Not terrified. You seen them.'
Mr. Uoka had. 'They need to be able to want again. Or to recognize that they have needs.'
'Yeah. No more fear. No more pain. No empty bellies, or sick ones.'
'They need healthcare.'
Rekk tried to sneer. 'Working on that. Real busy. You think I got a headshrinker?'
‘I think it would help.’
‘I got drugs. Why don’t you take some?’
Mr. Uoka reminded the Chancellor that he was a liontaur, and that clone drugs wouldn’t work on him. Chancellor Rekk reminded the consultant that he had tried clone drugs and that they’d worked. Both stared at each other for a moment before moving on.
‘Healthcare, Rekk. Healthcare. They need it. On all worlds’
‘The Sunforgelands are unfucking themselves.’
‘I’ve watched them begin to separate from Kabria and develop their own identity. Of course, they will not be one for quite some time. If peasant marketisation truly fails, then they will be the obvious backstop.’
‘Yeah. But I’m not counting on them. We’re gonna use fusion electricity here to make a lot of drugs for the cities. Really pump them up. Introduction will take a while. The cities will export them to the townies.’
‘But why will the townies even go to the cities?’
‘Unno. It’ll be easy. Maybe get some money. Maybe come back and work for more money and clout. Farming will keep getting easier, so less people for less farms.’
‘Will you truly make an effort to make powered farming equipment common again, Rekk? Or will you be defeated by someone being afraid of tractors?’
‘We won’t. But we will make fuel at home. And we will figure out which of the fucked up mosses and weird foxes won’t be killing people. Seeds-’
‘The biotechnology of the Shining Lords persists. But how much does it, truly?’
‘Enough for us to gather it up and use it, though. Against them. We will use their seeds, and their bugs, and their birds, and we will force them to give us honey and nectar and grain. And we’ll keep em in hives and tree trunks and in farmlands and in those fucking makeshift swamps. And we’ll eat em. Tear the head off and suck out the guts until the little legs kick, kick, kick…’ Rekk seemed to be having more fun thinking about torturing the old animals of the Shining Lords than anything else.
‘ they have…sufficient nutritional value?’
‘Yes. Taste like shit.’
Mr. Uoka considered saying that if the clones thought something tasted like shit, it truly did, but he kept that thought to himself.
‘How much will you be allowing them to see?’
‘All of it, cause fuck em. Let’s scare 'em straight.’
‘...that is an unusual motivation, Rekk. But I admire your commitment.’
‘Yeah, yeah. We’ll knock in some gardens with nice plants that make medicines and antibodies and stuff, and we’ll give em nutritional supplements-’
‘And birth control.’
‘Yeah, good point. Don’t want too many of them. Abortions should be cheap, fast, and easy.’
‘And birth control, Chancellor.’
‘You mean like for-before they screw?’
‘Yes. It will lead to a significant amount of independence for women–I don’t think the Shining Lords allowed anything beyond the gender binary, did they–and break up some of the core cycles of reproduction with an Epistocided people.’
‘Put the paper on the table.’
Mr. Uoka obliged.
‘They’ll shit their pants, Haraati-’
‘And we’ll make em clean up the shit, and dry it, and use it for fucking manure. I will drag these dense ass motherfuckers-literally half the goddamn time-to decency, whether they like it or not. They’ll farm the land, and they’ll pay taxes, and they’ll buy regional, and they’ll fucking like it. And if they cause problems, Mr. Uoka, I’m going to-’
‘To show them some fucking compassion. They’re scared children. That’s what they are deep down.’
‘No, we’re going to give the fuckers the baton and ten years fixing hedgerows with powered equipment.’
‘During the riots, I took shelter in a building with some clone functionaries–Happies, a few Biggies or specials. A number of peasants…I’m not sure, must have been about 60…broke in. They were going to burn the place down around us, and I was scared. They were ignoring commands, and we were prepared to shoot them, and then–well–I didn’t want to shoot them. So I roared. And threw a chair. They all fled. Not a shot fired. They were that easily scared off. You don’t have to beat them. You don’t need to be harsh all the time. Spare them, Rekk. I’m not asking for absolution, but don’t be like your makers. They’ll be better if they can relax comfortably; they’ve tasted a bit of safety with all of the turmoil. Let them keep eating.’
‘ the stunting, huh?’
‘Above all else. The Shining Leeches enslaved-’
Rekk cut off Mr. Uoka with peels of laughter. He enjoyed the multifaceted implications of that insult: weaknesses, dependency on others, ineffectiveness, false bravado–and the chance to cut the stress. Eventually, he got back on topic.
‘...they used biology to enslave ourselves. We use biology to free ourselves. But this doesn’t cover the magic.’
‘It’s degraded a lot over time, right? And her majesty is satisfying the demands of many of the laws. So there should be no problem.’
‘I hope so. There’s…big changes coming. Stuff I can’t reveal to you. Yeah, the investors will like it. But it’s going to be big, Hattie.’
‘What is it?’ Mr. Uoka overlooked his name being messed up again.
‘The beginning of the end.’
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2023.06.05 04:05 TellSilent9665 How to remove the new "Start an Activity" and "Soundboard" Buttons from Discord?

I have a medium-rare take on the discord update that has been out since a few months, that is making me go, for lack of a better word, go INSANE.
I HATE IT. I want my other 2 Buttons (Turn on Camera and Share your screen) to be BIG again.
First they released activities, cutting my buttons from 50/50 to 33/33/33 now it is 25/25/25/25, so the useful buttons have seen a decine in space of more than 50%, as there is space between each button.
It is just a question of time once Discord will introduce a fifth, a sixth etc... button until nothing is left, you will need to have aim assist to hit the buttons as they will make them exactly 1 Pixel in size.
I don't care how trivial or small this issue is to you, I HATE IT, from deep in my heart, I want this to be GONE. They have started this, and I will not stop fighting until this is resolved, I will fight until the VERY END of my live.
Iam willing to download a custom client or mess with my local files, just please someone.
I hope my prayers will be answered, I cannot use Discord like this without getting cancer in my eyes and dying of cringe.
also if that gets solved, how to get rid of the "BIRTHDAY" button thing? And also I want to get rid of any Nitro advertising, give me the option to say "I have aknowledged that you have a very cool and live-vital service that I will definately need more than Oxygen, but no thank you." and then never AGAIN do I want to see the word Nitro
If the very unlikely event happens, that no one comes to my aid, I will not surrender. I will enter Hell and fight for eternity, I will survive, learn how to code, make my very OWN OPEN-SOURCE Discord client, just so that I, in this world full of war and hatred, finally find peace.
(If anyone from Discord reads this, ignore anything I just wrote above, all you need to know is that I want the ability to remove the "Activites" Button as well as the "Soundboard" Button, those that are ALWAYS visible when using Discord.)
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2023.06.05 04:03 Due_Regular3329 My Bedroom Is A Sacred Place Now - There Are Children At The Foot Of My bed

I'm currently in an addiction recovery program. Some of the exercises I have had to do include envisioning my future as an addict vs. my future in freedom, writing letters to my dark side so I can separate it from the "true me" and cast it out, writing down what I truly value and aspire to be, and coming up with a game plan I can focus on instead of my addiction.
I just read Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass again for the first time since it was released and I am convinced Lana wrote "My Bedroom Is A Sacred Place Now - There Are Children At The Foot Of My bed" to herself.

Last year, when I wrote you my last letter, the beginning of my future poetry, I acknowledged who you really were for the first time. I didn't call you by any other name. I let you know that I knew the true nature of your heart. That it was evil. And that it convinced me that darkness was real, that the devil is a real devil, and that monsters don't always know that they're monsters.
These lines here were so similar to the prompts I was given when I was told to write a letter to my "dark side". She's acknowledging her dark side but decided not to give it a name (I was told to give my dark side a name). She's letting her dark side know she sees it and what it's done to her.

After you left and burnt the house down, you tried to convince me that it was I who was holding the matches. You told me I didn't know who I was, but I do. I love rose gardens. I plant violets every time someone leaves me. I love the great sequoias of Yosemite.
Here she is acknowledging the "bad" things her dark side made her do. From what I gather, her dark side messed with her identity and made her question who she really was so she's flipping the script and telling us what she values and loves, creating a new identity for herself.

...if you asked my sister to describe the first thing she thinks of when she thinks of me, she would say "campfire smoke". I'm gentle. I'm funny when I'm drunk....
She's telling us what she believes other people perceive her as. This is an exercise used to help people hold onto their true selves when they're trying to shed their "dark side".

I can do anything. Even leave you.
I wrote a letter to myself that almost said this word-for-word. She's telling the old version of herself goodbye so she can start her life over with the true version of herself.

My bedroom is a sacred place now.
I had to redeem places where I acted out and reserve them as sacred places that I could no longer feed my addiction.

There are children at the end of my bed telling me stories about the friends they pretend to hate that they will make up with later. And there are fresh-cut flowers that I grew myself in vases from the yard on nightstands hand-carved by old pals from Big Sur.
She's telling us what she envisions her future to look like, free from whatever demon(s) she's fighting.

The more I step into becoming a poet, the less I will fall into being with you. The more I step into my poetry, the less I will fall into being with you. The more I step into my poetry, the less I will fall into bed with you.
I interpret this as her coping mechanism. She's turning to poetry as a way to focus on something else so she doesn't revert to her "old self".

This is an example of why I love Lana. I read this poem years ago when it first came out and thought it was nice. But now, with a new perspective, I see it for something completely different.
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2023.06.05 04:01 gorloj Nepal Academy took down our Github repo

About a month ago I made a post about how my friend was able to extract the contents of the Nepali Brihat Sabdakosh app into an acessible JSON format. We did this explicitly because we wanted to see the development of the Nepali language, and didn't think that would be possible if that data was preserved in an inaccessible format in an Android app.
About two days ago, someone from Nepal Academy decided that the best way to see the continued development of the Nepali language was to file a DMCA notice against the repository. For legal compliance, Github was forced to take down our repository and any forks of it. My friend and I filed a counter-notice, part of which is reproduced here:
I am disputing this notice for the following reasons:
Under U.S. copyright law, Nepal Academy is not the copyright holder the app in the claim. The copyright is held by Naya Yatra Pvt. Ltd., a private corporation based in Nepal, which developed and published the app. Nepal Academy is a government institution that operates under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation under the Government of Nepal. Nepal Academy is not an authorized representative of Naya Yatra Pvt. Ltd.
The notice did not make explicit what the infringing content in the repository was. Instead, it maliciously included the entire repository, including MIT-licensed code for which I am the sole copyright holder.
The purely educational and non-commercial inclusion of the dictionary data contained in the app falls under the fair use doctrine. The same complete data is distributed online, verbatim and at no charge, by a Government of Nepal institution in a different file format.
The encryption keys used in the repository do not form any substantial portion of the app in question, and must necessarily be included as they impede usage of the data in a legitimate, fair use abiding manner. The repository does not contain any copyrightable source code of the app, as implied in the notice.
Nepal Academy has about 2 weeks to sue in a United States court, after which Github should re-instate the repo. Somehow I doubt they're going to sue.
If you think that Nepal Academy is a competent steward of the data contained in the app, here's an excerpt from this article on Ukaalo where they don't even know how to deal with the private company that actually owns the app:
तर, उक्त एपको नियन्त्रण अहिलेसम्म पनि प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठान मातहत नआएको सदस्यसचिव धनप्रसाद सुवेदीले जानकारी दिए।
तत्कालीन परिषद्ले एप बनाउन निजी कम्पनी ‘नयाँ यात्रा प्रालि’लाई जिम्मा दिएको थियो। उक्त कम्पनीका शिरिष पाण्डेको नेतृत्वमा एप बनेको हो। आफूहरू आइसकेपछि खोजी गर्दा कम्पनीका प्रतितिधि बल्ल सम्पर्कमा आएको सुवेदीले बताए।
“मुख्य व्यक्ति जर्मनी पुगेका रहेछन्। हामीले खोजी गरेपछि कम्पनीका प्रतिनिधि सम्पर्कमा आएका छन्। एप कम्पनीकै नियन्त्रणमा छ,” सुवेदीले भने, “त्यसको प्राविधिक काम बाँकी छ वा सकियो भन्ने जानकारी लिएपछि परिषद्‍बाट निर्णय गरेर सच्याउने काम शुरू हुन्छ।”
However, according to secretary Dhanprasad Subedi, the app is not under the control of the Academy.
The previous council commissioned a private company, Naya Yatra Pvt. Ltd., in the development of the app under the leadership of Shirish Pandey. Subedi said that they were finally able to get into contact with a representative at the company.
"It turned out that the person in charge was in Germany. After a search, we were finally able to get into contact with a company representative. The app is still under the control of the company", Subedi said. "There is still some technical work left, after which we will start correction work on the basis of the council's decision".
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