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「攻殻機動隊」Ghost in the Shell

2011.11.11 05:04 Fraktul 「攻殻機動隊」Ghost in the Shell

「攻殻機動隊」Ghost in the Shell A futuristic, police/noir thriller, set around the mid-21st Century, dealing with the reality of corporate power structures, and cyber terrorism, against a backdrop of technological advancement, and transhumanist cyberisation, in a Neo-Japanese state.

2023.06.10 06:55 Successful_Ability33 Crosstrek Trim Recommendations for a Retiree

Hello everyone!
I'm a long-time lurker, but a first-time poster. I'm posting to help my mom who is currently looking at a Subaru Crosstrek as she enters retirement. As a bit of a background, I have a 2023 Sport in CGK and my mom absolutely loves it, primarily due to its size. She has driven in it and really likes the features, safety, comfort, ride, ground clearance, and overall sportiness of the Crosstrek. She drives a 2013 Toyota Avalon, and while it has served her well and has a lot of cool features, she does not want something that long or that fancy and it definitely needs to be replaced soon. This brings me to my main question, do you guys have a specific trim recommendation for her? This car would primarily be driven in a small town (in Texas so no mountains) with the occasional trip to see family about 4 hours away (also in Texas). If I had to guess, maybe would be driven around 7000 miles in a year max. Currently, I'm leaning toward the Sport or Limited trim for the larger engine. Also, I would like her to have the option to be able to remote start the vehicle through her phone as it can get extremely hot in Texas, so I’m not sure of the exact trims that offer that feature. She might also look at the Premium trim due to price, but wouldn't mind paying a bit more for the 2 upper trims if it really is the best option. Do you guys have any other perspectives? Anything that maybe I'm not thinking about? Any accessories that you all would recommend? Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Plot twist…this is actually my second post here. I didn’t even remember I posted about a year ago haha
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2023.06.10 02:09 Blue_mkyo I don’t know how to be honest with my mom, and I don’t how to confront her

This will probably be a long one, so I’m sorry in advance.
I (27f) have a deep trauma bond with my mom (55f), it goes way back to when I was a child. We have concluded that she probably has bipolar disorder (like me), but she thinks it’s shameful for her or anyone to be diagnosed with it.
Onto the issues: She started brainwashing me into thinking I could never have a normal life, due to my traumas with my dad and my mental health to the point that I started believing what she said. I helped her so much over the years, practically been her psychiatrist since I was 15. I barely passed my exams to get my degree, due to me not getting proper treatment for my ptsd and bipolar disorder. She told me I would never be able to live on my own and forced me to rent the basement of the house we lived in then. So I did. Yes, I was an adult, but I truly believed her. She and my step dad saw a way to make money out of me, which is sad. I paid rent for years, and if something broke they could not afford to fix it, even though it was included in the lease contract. It was a misery. I also paid rent for my childhood bedroom before I moved down to the basement. In my country it’s normal to pay rent to parents and save some of them for when their child is moving out, like for a down payment on a mortgage. That did not happen here. I also tried to start taking driving lessons to get my drivers license, but guess what? They increased the rent so I couldn’t. It costs 6000$ to take driver’s license here, which is a lot of money. It meant that I wasn’t able to pay for it.
At the time I struggled to hold a full time job, and take care of my health which was declining fast. I started having really bad migraines due to all the stress at work and home. I always helped my mom whenever I could, even if it cost me a lot. I had to quit my job, because of severe panic attacks while getting ready for work.
I worked for free at my moms shop, she never paid me anything. I was there even if I had a full blown migraine and barely could see. She then called me lazy for not doing much, behind my back. She wasn’t even there when I was working. Lifting heavy things almost made me pass out due to my head killing me so bad.
Her and my step dad separated and decided to throw me out, and forced me to move upstairs so he could move downstairs. Instead of helping me move up my furniture, they decided to burn most of it, I only had my bed left after they were done. They didn’t care that I wanted to keep my things at all. It was awful.
The deal when I moved up was that I would stop paying rent and use that money to take my drivers license, which sounded okay then.
But, that would never happen. After a month my mother started bicker at me for cleaning the house and doing chores. Messy house is a trigger for me. I was told that I didn’t need to act like an adult to make her feel bad. I never said “oh, look at me mom, I’m an adult and you’re not”. I just wanted the house to be clean and have weeks of laundry in the laundry room. It’s not my fault that she can’t seem to do anything else than make clutter everywhere.
I prepaid 1000$ to my drivers school and started on my license. I was so excited. Until my mom kicked me out due to cleaning. She simply could not stand what I was doing…. So I moved to my own apartment. During this time she offered to pay for the rest of the license, since she kicked me out and was receiving 50000$ in divorce settlement, and I accepted.
About 7 months later. My driving teacher told me that I had to pay what I owed before continuing. I was very confused and called my mom, she then proceeded to tell she used up all her money months ago. Without telling me. I had in no way capacity to pay it myself. Luckily my grandparents stepped in and helped me so I could get my license. I didn’t want them to but grandma gave me no choice.
My mom doesn’t know they paid for everything.
In 2020 I had a really bad mixed episode of being manic and depressed for 8 months. During this time my mom purchased 2 cars. Even though I wasn’t mentally stable to make a sane choice she tripped me into having one of the cars and pay her car loans every month. She knew I had a relapse (she admitted to this later). I was so out of it that I lost my apartment and got myself into debt, and also the car had major issues. I did not own the car, it was in her name. We never had a contract. She blamed me for the car problems, saying I didn’t drive it properly, and that if SHE drove the car it would not have happened. Which is false, it was a purely mechanical problem. She wants me to pay for the car, even though SHE decided to sell it for basically nothing. She could’ve gotten way more for it.. and yes, we all told her that and she would not listen.
She says I owe her 7000$. In my heart I feel that this is wrong. I paid them over 25 000$ in rent over the years. I’ve worked for her for free, when she said she would pay me. She did not keep her promise of paying for my license. She basically owes my grandparents 3000$.
But here is the real issue - I’m scared to death when I think of confronting her. She always plays the victim, always. And makes me feel bad for standing my ground. I’m scared of losing her, even though she makes my life miserable when she’s near.
I moved 7 hours away, to distance myself, which healed me a lot. I feel normal again, and I feel like me again. I have not felt like this since I was little.
How do I tell her I refuse to pay her anything without being a mess?
Sorry for long post…
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2023.06.10 01:42 melreadreddit BNZ green top up + ev + gov rebate?

Hi everyone,
My commodore (our only car, currently we are a one car family, partner e scooters to work and back) has gotten long in the tooth, high kms and is costing me about $100 a week in petrol.
After renovating our house, and interest rates going up, (and everything else!) I'm having to watch my budget closer than ever.
Our home loan is with BNZ, and we have about 40% equity, so would qualify for a green top up loan at 1% for 3 years for an electric vehicle or plug in hybrid.
Am I right in my calculations, that I could get a 10k Nissan leaf (not that I've ever wanted an EV, but perhaps needs must?) With a $3450 clean car rebate, paying it off over 3 years at 1%, and getting the rebate that I can then use to pay off a couple of smaller bills I've got? I see some on trademe through dealers that have the "this car qualifies for a $3450 rebate"
With my calculations, paying off $10k over 3 years is under $70 a week. So at my current rate of using $100 on petrol, plus other costs associated with a large petrol car, am I right in that the car will actually pay for itself over that 3 years? I'd technically only be paying approx $7000 for the car after the rebate.
What do you all think, Hive mind?
I've been looking at smaller cars that are around that same 10k price range, but would have to get a loan (if I qualify, with a credit card and mortgage, credit seems not so easy to obtain these days) A car like that I wouldn't get a 1% loan, I wouldn't get a rebate either. It would also have ongoing fuel costs of course.
Would keep the commodore as the family vehicle until partner buys a double cab Ute early next year. (He will pay for this, we have separate accounts and don't share $$, we each just have parts of the budget we take care of)
I clean houses for my job, and so I'm driving all around town on the daily (where my commodore is at it's most thirsty!) So could make driving almost free, and after claiming my 95cents/km come income tax return time (self employed sole trader) I'd actually be "making money" from the deductions as far as tax is concerned.
Am I missing something? Is this the best way to get a smaller, hatchback vehicle for me to cruise around for work and ferrying kids back and forth to school etc?
Car is just a personal car, I claim the per km rate come tax time, rather than the business own the car and claim expenses and depreciation. If that all makes sense.
I will post this in the EV sub too.
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2023.06.10 00:51 kittymcmeowster The classic "might need a new car and not sure what I should do" post

I recently increased my income from 30k to 130k and am still recovering from being poor. I recently learned that my vehicle needs a $2100 repair (lowest of 3 quotes) in order to pass emissions test in the state I've recently moved to. The vehicle is a 2007 Camry with 185k miles on it and needs no other major work. The KBB value is about $2900. I have never bought a new car and honestly have zero desire to go tens of thousands of dollars into debt just to buy one.
I live in a very high cost of living area and because I only very recently had this income jump, I am terrified of unexpected expenses so I'm frantically building up my emergency fund.

My budget:
take-home: $7400
student loan payments: $1200 (will not budge on this - very high interest loans)
rent: $2700 (as a farm girl living in the city this physically hurts me)
Roth IRA + HSA: $700
brokerage account (Schwab robo-advising): $800
HYSA: $700
utilities: $300
groceries: $550
other: $450

Right now I only have $7000 in savings, about one month's income, and not enough of an emergency fund for me to feel comfortable as I do not have much job security (I work at a startup). I'd love to just keep my car, but throwing a few thousand at a car worth only 2.9 seems silly. At the same time, I can't fathom going into intense debt just for a car, and it seems the minimum for a reliable car that will last a few years is 10K. The thought of spending that much makes me literally nauseous.
Re the utility of driving a car in the city, it's absolutely not efficient, but I would really like to keep having one - I like having a gym routine in the morning before public transit runs, and I also have family ~1h outside of the city that I see a few times a week, and I really like having that freedom.
I know this is such a first world problem but would appreciate advice. Thanks!
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2023.06.09 18:51 commercialprojects12 Krisumi Waterfall Studio Apartments Sector 36A Gurgaon

Krisumi Waterfall Studio/Service Apartments is a luxurious and serene abode in the heart of Gurgaon. It is strategically located near the Golf Course Extension Road and is just a stone's throw away from the bustling metropolis of Delhi. The Krisumi Waterfall Studio/Service Apartments is spread over an area of 4.5 acres and offers a wide range of amenities and facilities to its residents. The apartments are designed keeping in mind the needs of the modern families and offer a perfect blend of luxury and comfort.
The Krisumi Waterfall Service Apartments comprises of 2BHK, 3BHK and 4BHK apartments that are spacious and well-ventilated. The apartments are equipped with all the modern amenities and facilities that one would need for a comfortable stay. The Krisumi Waterfall Studio/Service Apartments also has a number of world-class amenities and facilities such as a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a clubhouse, a play area for children, a landscaped garden and a 24-hour security system.
The Krisumi Waterfall Studio/Service Apartments is an ideal place for those who are looking for a luxurious and serene abode in the heart of Gurgaon. It is strategically located and offers a wide range of amenities and facilities to its residents.

Krisumi Waterfall Studio Service Apartments

The Krisumi Waterfall Residences are a luxurious and serene property that offer the best of both worlds – the peace and quiet of a residential area with the convenience of being close to the city. The apartments are located in Sector 36A, Gurgaon and are just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Krisumi Waterfall Residences are a project by the Krisumi Group, which is a joint venture between the Sumitomo Corporation and the Krishna Group. The Krisumi Group is a leading real estate developer in India with a strong presence in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. The group has developed a number of residential and commercial projects across India.
The Krisumi Waterfall Residences are a part of the Krisumi City Centre, which is a mixed-use development that also includes a retail mall, a five-star hotel, offices and serviced apartments. The Krisumi City Centre is spread over an area of 10 acres and is located just off the National Highway 8 (NH8). The Krisumi City Centre is a stone's throw away from the Delhi International Airport and is well connected to the rest of the city via a network of highways and roads. The Krisumi City Centre is also close to a number of prominent landmarks such as the DLF Golf and Country Club, the Kingdom of Dreams and the Ambience Mall.
The Krisumi Waterfall Residences offer a number of luxurious amenities and facilities to its residents. The apartments are equipped with high-end fixtures and fittings and are furnished with modern and stylish furniture. The apartments offer a panoramic view of the cityscape and the Krisumi Waterfall. The Krisumi Waterfall Residences also have a number of world-class amenities and facilities such as a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a spa, a library, a business centre and a banquet hall. The Krisumi Waterfall Residences also have a number of security features such as CCTV surveillance, security guards and an intercom system.
Other Real Estate Projects:
M3M Paragon 57 Gurgaon
32 Avenue Gurugram
Commercial Projects in Gurgaon
Commercial property on dwarka expressway
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2023.06.09 16:39 ComfortOptimal7461 Redesigning a PS2 Slim 7000 Top Shell with a more modern style. There will be two versions. One with access to the optical drive and another without access (if you don’t use it anymore)

Redesigning a PS2 Slim 7000 Top Shell with a more modern style. There will be two versions. One with access to the optical drive and another without access (if you don’t use it anymore) submitted by ComfortOptimal7461 to ps2 [link] [comments]

2023.06.09 13:30 Hugedownload Intel Nuc 13 Pro Arrived!!! The Mini Beast!!!

I am using this mostly for just looking around the internet and some heavy CPU tasks. Comparing this to a i9-10900K I have , this Nuc 13 Pro is amazing. I have heat soaked this CPU very hard and it stays around 3.20 GHz and it has boosted to 4.65GHz. I choose the 32GB 3200 memory option and I highly recommed this option. The Kingston M.2 NVME 3500/3500 is ok but I am upgrading to a WD 850x 2TB and should see speeds of 7000/7000. There is also a B & M key 6GB sata slot but I have decided to just use the M.2 NVME 4.0 slot and install a 2TB drive. The system has a 2.5GB NIC and it works great, no slow downs and little overhead.I ordered this Mini PC from amazon and paid $899 with shipping and recieved it in 4 days from order. I have the Mini PC in balance mode and the fan is not intrusive but if you give the CPU a very stressfull rendering or using H265/AV1 to render a video file it becomes louder and a consistent fan noise but nothing that would bother you if the Mini PC was more then a foot away from you. I choose this over the new GTR 7 Beelink or the Miniforums version simply becasue of the i7-1360p. I also own a i9-13900KF and it does not come close but it is on par with a i9-10900K and even when I was heat soaking the i7, I could play 4K video, Stream master audio and surf with not stutters or issues. Who would have thought a few years ago we would have a 12Core/16Thread CPU in a Mini PC. If you are looking for a Mini PC don't look any further. This Nuc 13 Pro is more then I expected!!
Heat Soaked for 25mins of rendering a 4K video and its still over 3GHz
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2023.06.08 17:43 TAMED_MEAT Selling or Trading these W16 cars

Selling or Trading these W16 cars
Dm your offer or post it in the comments PS: the Porche 911 is W16 aswell, pic is just old.
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2023.06.08 14:38 QuintusCinq 7 weeks season

The following list gives an overview for the 31st mayor's pass season Fabulous Florida - Florida Summer Vibes, of Simcity Buildit, which runs for 6 weeks, starting on Wednesday 7th of June 2023. The mayor's pass has 42 tiers for the free and premium passes. The premium-plus pass, which was introduced during season 21, has 52 tiers.
A premium pass or a premium-plus pass can be bought at any moment during the season. When the season ends, the option to buy is closed at the same moment.
When buying a premium pass, the player has to choose between the 'basic" premium pass and the premium-plus pass. It is not possible to "upgrade" from a premium pass to a premium-plus pass once the premium pass has been bought.
Buying a premium pass or a premium-plus pass will immediately unlock all premium/plus rewards of the tiers that already have been finished at the moment of buying. The premium plus pass will also unlock the next 5 tiers (for more specific info: read the premium plus section).
The first 16 seasons were officially numbered. Uptil season 16 the reward items in the mayor's pass specialisation section were numbered according to their original seasons. Since the 17th season these numbers have disappeared. In stead of the season number the name of the season is now shown in the building information.
The unique new reward buildings are indicated in bold in the rewards columns.
Most other rewards are the same as, or comparable to rewards from previous seasons. For a few seasons in a row now, the free pass rewards for tier 4 and tier 26 are swapped each new season, but this season it is the same as last season. This season the war cards rewards are the same as last season; usually the war cards change each season.
The number of unique new buildings from the free pass has steadily gone down since the mayor's passes were originally introduced.
The free pass gave 5 unique new buildings since season 3 (when the seasons were shortened from 12 to 6 weeks). But since season 7 the free pass only gave 4 unique new buildings. Since season 11, the number of unique new buildings for the free pass is further limited: now you only can get 3 unique new buildings.
Tier points
Starting in season 30 the points per tier were different from previous seasons. It is expected that this season the points per tier will be the same as in season 30.
The list contains the number of plumbob points that are needed for each tier and the rewards from the free pass, the premium pass and the premium-plus pass.
Double points week
In the previous mayor's pass seasons there was a "double points week" in the last week (which only lasts 5 days because the season ends when the 6th Contest of Mayors (CoM) week ends). During this week, the regular assignments as well as the milestone tasks give double points.
Lightning CoM week
During season 25 there was a "Lightning CoM week" in week 5 for the first time: each CoM lasted 48 hours, and there were 3 CoM's during this week. Each CoM had 20 tasks less than the usual amount, and the targets for the milestones were lower (as well as the points for the milestones). But adding those 3 CoM's together, there were more tasks to complete and more points from milestones to gain, than during a regular week.
The Lightning CoM week wasn't repeated during seasons 26, 28 and 30. Lightning CoM weeks did return in the 5th week during seasons 27 en 29, this time with 2 CoM's that each lasted 72 hours. In season 27 the second Lightning CoM had double points; probably due to a mistake by the developers.
Based on this pattern it is considered likely that there will be a lightning CoM week again in the 5th week of this season.
Free and premium pass
In the table below, "tier points" indicate the number of plumbob points needed to get to the indicated tier from the previous tier. "Total points" gives the number of plumbob points from start upto the indicated tier.
Calculation for the weekly average points: Taking the double points week into account, the "weekly av." number indicates what your average weekly plumbob points score should be during the first 5 weeks and double that amount in the final week, if you want to reach that tier by the end of the season. To get to tier 42 you will need 87k during the first 5 weeks and 175k in the final week.
Premium-plus pass
There is no weekly average calculated for the tiers of the premium-plus pass, because the average that you need depends on when you buy the premium-plus pass.
Buying it at the start of the season will let you advance the first 5 tiers (14,000 points). Buying the premium-plus pass at a later moment will let you advance 5 tiers from your position at the moment of buying.
Unfortunately this isn't the case at the end of the tier track. When you don't buy the pass when you have reached tier 42, you will still accumulate points but you no longer advance in tiers. Bying the premium-plus pass after reaching tier 42 will first advance you to tier 47. Then the extra points that you may have got after tier 42 will be taken into account and (if you have enough) will advance you further in the tiers.
Going from tier 42 to tier 47 will only save you 145k points. It is more profitable to buy the premium-plus pass when you have reached tier 37. That will bring you to tier 42, saving 194k points.
Taking the double points week into account in a six week season you need 136k weekly and 272k during the double points week to reach tier 52, when you buy the premium-plus pass at the start of the season. When you buy it immediately after having reached tier 37, you need 110k weekly and 221k during the double points week to finish tier 52.
When you are only interested in the new buildings (aiming at reaching tier 40), you could buy the premium-plus pass after having reached tier 35. Then it takes 50k weekly and 101k during the double points week to reach tier 40.
Additional info
- Pictures of the new buildings in this season (31) and of new buildings from (design) events and limited time offers during this season can be found in our subreddit for pictures of limited time buildings: https://www.reddit.com/SCBI_Buildings/
- The new season was discussed in this topic.
- A video of the new buildings in this season (31) and other upcoming buildings can be found here
- An updated chart of the War Vu - pass tier points can be found here. The Vu-pass tiers were changed during Mayor's Pass season 28.
- The most likely future planning for upcoming seasons, design events and war vu-pass periods till the end of 2023 can be found here
Tier Tier points Total points Weekly av. Free pass rewards Premium and premium-plus pass rewards
1 2000 2000 <600 3000 simoleons Oceanside Drive
2 3000 5000 715 Llamawood Urban Art 100 SimCash
3 3000 8000 1440 Deed: City Expansion
4 3000 11,000 1570 10 Temporary Storage Boost 5000 NeoSimoleons
5 3000 14,000 2000 20,000 Simoleons
6 3000 17,000 2430 3 different War Items 10 Temporary Storage Boost
7 4000 21,000 3000 20 Platinum Keys
8 4000 25,000 3570 20 SimCash 1000 Regional Simoleons
9 5000 30,000 4285 1500 War Simoleons
10 6000 36,000 5140 Sunscape Bridge
11 4000 40,000 5715 Lake (This was a new reward building uptil season 10) 4 Llama Speed-Up Tokens
12 4000 44,000 6285 10 Golden Tickets
13 5000 49,000 7000 Deed: Mountain Expansion 2 Lake
14 5000 54,000 7715 Deed: Beach Expansion
15 6000 60,000 8570 60% Sale on SimCash 5x3 Vu Items
16 6000 66,000 9430 20 Comic Hand War Cards
17 6000 72,000 10,285 Small Palm Tree Forest 20 Golden Keys
18 7000 79,000 11,285 3x3 City Storage Items
19 10,000 89,000 12,715 SimCar Racetrack
20 11,000 100,000 14,285 Cypress Swamp (this was a new reward building in the seasons 3 - 6 and has been since season 11) 10 Temporary Storage Boost
21 9,000 109,000 15,570 7 Cheetah Speed-Up Tokens
22 10,000 119,000 17,000 Silver War Chest 7000 NeoSimoleons
23 11,000 130,000 18,570 3x3 Mountain Items
24 12,000 142,000 20,285 Lake 1 of each War Item
25 13,000 155,000 22,145 20 Platinum Keys
26 14,000 169,000 24,145 3x3 Area Expansion Items 5x3 Area Expansion Items
27 15,000 184,000 26,285 60 Mellow Bellow War Cards
28 14,000 198,000 28,285 10 Golden Tickets 5x3 Beach Items
29 17,000 215,000 30,715 Fort Danielson
30 20,000 235,000 33,570 2 Small Palm Tree Forest (this was a new reward building uptil season 10) 3500 Regional Simoleons
31 18,000 253,000 36,145 2 Palm Tree Forest
32 20,000 273,000 39,000 10 Common War Cards 24,000 NeoSimoleons
33 23,000 296,000 42,285 15 Temporary Storage Boost
34 27,000 323,000 46,145 15 Golden Keys 80,000 Simoleons
35 30,000 353,000 50,430 5x3 City Storage Items
36 32,000 385,000 55,000 3x3 Area Expansion Items
37 32,000 417,000 59,570 50 Platinum Keys 15 Golden Tickets
38 33,000 450,000 64,285 50 Golden Keys
39 37,000 487,000 69,570 Adventure Kingdom
40 39,000 526,000 75,145 Sim West Quarter 50 Platinum Keys
41 37,000 563,000 80,430 13 Cheetah Speed-Up Tokens
42 48,000 611,000 87,285 1400 SimCash 10,000 War Simoleons
Premium-plus pass extra rewards
43+ 25,000 636,000 10 Golden Tickets
44+ 25,000 661,000 10x3 Mountain Items
45+ 30,000 691,000 10 Cheetah Speed-Up Tokens
46+ 30,000 721,000 3500 Regional Simoleons
47+ 35,000 756,000 10,000 NeoSimoleons
48+ 35,000 791,000 5X3 Area Expansion Items
49+ 40,000 831,000 30 Platinum Keys
50+ 40,000 871,000 20 Hissy Fit War Cards
51+ 45,000 916,000 30 Golden Keys
52+ 50,000 966,000 10,000 War Simoleons
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2023.06.08 13:59 mynameischai1 Infernal hum/buzz from set up Reloop 7000 mk2 + A&H Xone 23C + Reloop 4000mk2

I recently got a new set up and have been suffering a buzzing/humming sound, when I turn the gain more than 1/5 of the way and also with the master. This happens for both channels :(. All my turntables are grounded, and have also tried other new RCAs with GND cables with no luck. They are all plugged into phono too, all the wiring is done well.
All the equipment is new and this is driving me crazy, would appreciate a lot some help, thanks!!
A&H Xone 23C Reloop 7000 mk2 Reloop 4000 mk2 Ortofon Concorde mk2 Yamaha HS7 on stands connected by XLR
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2023.06.08 03:46 RubyRogue13 Missing Albuquerque Man

Missing Albuquerque Man
Please be on the look out for this elderly man. He is not cognitively well and could be hurt.
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2023.06.08 00:43 JeliPuff Felix Vail: The Pedophile Serial Killer Caught After 54 Years (PART 2)

This is Part 2 of this write-up. Please read part 1 first. This is the link:



Born on the 7th of December 1965, Annette Craver was intelligent and creative. At 15 she was a singer-songwriter and in her senior year at a private school that specialized in medicine. Her dream was to become a midwife.
http://charleyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/vail_annette6.jpg(A photo of Annette Craver.)
In the summer of 1981, she and her mother, Mary Rose greeted people at a friend’s yard sale in the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, Texas. They had just returned from a vacation in Mexico, and Annette felt heartsick, still infatuated with a boy named Adolfo, who was unable to join her in America.
While people browsed the sale, Vail pulled up on a motorcycle and spoke with Annette. He was 41 and had done some carpentry work in the area. “When I saw her, I thought, ‘That’s going to be my new girlfriend,’” he said about the 15-year-old.
In April 1982, Rose and her daughter invested in a Tulsa home that had a rental cottage behind it. Rose began renovating both. After graduating from high school, Annette joined her mother in Tulsa. Vail appeared a few days later, and convinced Annette to leave with him on his motorcycle. They lived off the $500-a-month Social Security check that she received from her father’s death 3 years prior. It would be over a year before Mary Rose would see her daughter again.
That fall, Annette (who was still 15) would fall pregnant, and Vail would force her to have a painful abortion.
Jerry Woodall, reportedly friends with Vail later recalled an embarrassing scene, where the 42-year-old Vail was in a sleeping bag, having public sex with a 16-year-old Annette, only 20 feet away from him and his then-wife Meredith McMackin. Annette grinned and waved at them. Woodall and McMackin did their best to ignore them.
McMackin would later say that Vail had “this coldness and controlling aspect to his personality. Annette was so open and alive, but I think he just totally dominated her. He would try to convey that he was this higher form of being. At first, I thought maybe he was evolved, but then I realized it was this arrogant act.”
Later that summer, police in California would arrest Vail for violating probation a dozen years earlier. Annette telephoned Woodall, who gave her $200. After Vail walked free from prison, he and Annette decided to get married. However, as a 17-year-old she needed permission.
Annette told her mother that she loved Vail, that they were already “spiritually married” and that they would travel to Mexico and get married there if she refused. Not wanting to lose her daughter completely, Rose said OK.
On August 15th, 1983, in Bakersfield, California, the couple were wed.
Four months after the marriage, Annette turned 18, allowing her to collect more than $98,000 ($293,500 today) from life insurance policies on her late father. Accompanied by Vail, she withdrew all the money in cash from a San Antonio bank. She bought a Fiat convertible that Vail liked and paid for his dental work.
In April 1984, Rose returned home to find Annette waiting at her door. She told her she wanted to divorce Vail, and enroll in college. She talked about Vail’s temper, including an incident where he had broken his hand trying to punch his wife. He missed and hit a wall.
A few weeks later, Vail showed up. The couple fought constantly, and Vail left after a few days. Mary Rose said that Vail was “insanely jealous” and would become furious when Annette spoke of her desire to go out with younger men.
She and Annette worked on renovating the two homes after Vail left, enjoying their time together. The 2 even started a garden together.
Annette received a letter from Vail, who vowed their time apart would fuel their love. He wrote to her: “After we hung up, I went out to a park and ran and hung and talked with God and smoked some and shot some pool and rode with the top down out through the marsh playing ‘Iron Butterfly’ [“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”] and bathing every inch of your body-spirit being with love.”
He referred to being away from Annette as “deprivation jail” and to her ego as “his jailor.”
“The idea of her cutting away ego’s “feeder roots and creating roots between your spirit and the cosmic ground of loving makes me hot for you. My mind is kissing you everywhere.”
After that, Vail would return to Annette’s life. Rose said, “Annette told me, ‘Felix is the wisest person in the world, and I can’t make decisions without him.’” His influence on Annette had only grown stronger. According to Rose, she even compared Vail to God, a comparison Vail agreed with.
After this, the couple angrily insisted that Rose move out and deed the house to Annette. Accompanied by suicidal thoughts brought on by Vail’s continued control over her daughter, Rose left for California to stay with family and friends, deeding the house to Annette for $7000 ($21,000 today) before she did.
Annette would add Vail to the deed, and a month later had deeded him both homes, leaving him as the sole owner.
Mere weeks after deeding the houses to Vail, the couple told neighbors they were leaving on vacation. When Vail returned in October, he was alone.
Vail told a neighbor that Annette had a lot of money wither her when he’d left her, and that she was likely visiting friends in Denver.
Upon learning that Annette hadn’t come back with Vail, Mary Rose called him. “He told me that while they were camping, Annette had a sexual dream about being with other men in Mexico, and she wanted to go there,” she recalled to an investigative reporter years later. “He claimed that the dream made them both realize that she should have her freedom.” The next day, Vail told her he had put Annette on a bus with $50,000 ($150,000 today) but didn't elaborate.
On Oct 22, 1984, Rose filed a missing person’s report. She told the Tulsa Police Department that each person who spoke with Vail “gets a different story about the amount of money that Annette took with her and where she might be. We all believe that he knows where she is or has done something with her.”
On January 22, 1985, Detective Dennis Davis and another officer questioned Vail at his home (This is obscenely late to start questioning him). By this point, Vail had filed for divorce, citing an inability to find her after a “diligent search.” Davis said her mother, Mary Rose, mentioned her daughter had received more than $90,000 from her father’s estate. Vail confirmed this was true, saying the couple had spent much of that money traveling in foreign countries. He said they kept their money in cash because they didn’t trust banks and that he had found about $10,000 in cash when he returned home.
The next day, Vail called a lawyer, who promised to talk with the officers and tell them to “leave me alone,” as he wrote in his journal.
When Davis returned five days later, Vail had a detailed alibi: The couple left Tulsa between noon and 3 p.m. on Sept. 13, 1984, and stayed the night in a hotel in Claremont, Oklahoma. After two nights of camping on the river, Annette woke up and told Vail she had decided to leave him. He took her to the Trailways Bus Station in St. Louis and left before she bought the ticket. (There is no Trailways Bus Station in St. Louis, and there has never been a Trailways Bus Station in St. Louis.)
He told the officers that she had told him she was headed for Denver, where she planned to get a fake ID card and leave for Mexico. When asked if he would take a lie detector test, Vail said no.
After Davis left, he wrote a letter to Rose. He blamed her for the “bad things” about Annette, told her that after the couple had returned from Costa Rica Annette had been “seeing friends and relatives --- completing her relationships with them for the purpose of getting ready to drop everybody and start over.” He wrote that Annette “disappeared herself from you” because Rose kept imposing her “value system” on her, and said Annette viewed her mother, grandmother, and herself as “zero self-image whores for approval.”
He explained the 2 had no plans to communicate, he did not know where she was, and that “I also assure you that even if I did know, I would not tell you.”
When Rose returned to Tulsa in April 1985, she entered the cottage Annette used to live in, only to find almost all the young woman’s belongings were gone, including her clothes and her diary.
Inside a Barbie suitcase, Rose found a photograph of her daughter and several of her identification cards. She also located things that Annette had written, including a Feb. 17, 1984, note that contradicted Vail’s claim that the couple had spent most of her inheritance on their travel to Mexico and Central American countries.
Instead, the note detailed how they used the money to buy the Fiat, pay off all of Vail’s loans, and deposit $36,000 into Louisiana Savings. It said that as of that day, they had $41,600 ($125,000 today) in cash.
Rose shared the information with the police. Detective Davis showed up again, and Vail told Davis the couple divided the money into smaller cashier’s checks, contradicting his earlier statement that they kept the money in cash.
After a while, Davis left, and despite the (seemingly obvious) suspicious behavior of Vail, closed the missing person’s case.
Rose kept calling Vail after this and was finally able to reach him on September 14th 1985.
When asked about Annette’s whereabouts he refused to tell her.
When asked about Annette’s missing clothes he said he gave them to charity.
When asked about the insurance money, Vail told her ‘That’s all she really cared about.’ Rose hung up.
Two years later, fed up with the lack of progress in Annette’s case, Rose would return to Tulsa. She spent thousands of dollars on private investigators to locate Vail. When that failed, she simply went and found him herself.
Tipped off that he was staying at someone’s house, she went there with a friend and found him sitting outside. When asked where Annette went, he replied “Mexico.” When asked where in Mexico, he said the 2 had made a pact to contact each other every 5 years, contradicting his statement that the 2 didn’t have plans to communicate. Rose didn’t believe a word of it.
The whole time Vail never looked up, never stood up and never looked her in the eye.
Some time after this, Vail began dating Beth Field. Soon the couple had began arguing, and Vail would call her a “whore.” During a December 1987 argument, he would strike her so hard he ruptured her ear drum. She told Vail there was no justification for violence, to which he responded, “If you quit behaving like a whore, I’ll quit hitting you.”
In August 1988 Beth received a call from Rose, sharing details about the disappearance of her daughter, Annette. From that point forward, Field said she began to examine Vail’s words more closely, realizing that he had likely murdered her.
Four months after the call, he entered her home unannounced. Already drunk, he accused her of “imagined promiscuity,” according to a court order. He slapped her, struck her, and threw her across the bedroom. She asked if Vail was going to kill her, to which Vail replied, “It depends on what you tell me.”
A judge gave her a protective order, requiring Vail to keep his distance. Two weeks later, the sheriff reported that Vail was nowhere to be found.
While Field was visiting a meditation center in Texas in 1990, Vail arrived. After composing herself, she told him “There is a part of you that goes off, and it’s sick and it’s dangerous.”
He looked at her and asked, “Really?” She said “yes, really.” This time, the message seemed to go through. Vail left the next day, and with a single exception about five years later, she never saw him again.
In the summer of 1991 (6 years after Annette's disappearance), Rose drove over 2000 miles to Canyon Lake, Texas to speak to Sue Jordan, Felix Vail’s sister. Jordan said that Vail had told her that Annette wanted to leave, that he took her to a bus station and that she left with some Mexican men, heading for Mexico. Jordan also mentioned that Vail’s first wife had drowned, which was news to Rose.
Before she left, Jordan also told her, “Oh, you know, there was another woman that disappeared. I remember her mother calling my mother for years, checking to see if they’d heard from her. I think her name was Sharon.”
After the conversation, Rose sat down at a typewriter, writing every word she could remember. She also called the public library in Lake Charles.
The librarian remembered the 1962 drowning of Vail’s first wife, Mary Horton. She told Rose that he had taken out life insurance policies on his wife prior to her drowning and that the insurance companies were suspicious and didn’t pay the full value. The librarian made copies of newspaper articles and mailed them to her.
After reading them, Rose reached out to Mary’s family in Louisiana, speaking to Will Horton. He shared her suspicions about Vail and a copy of the 1971 National Enquirer article made after Vail's son Bill reported him to the police. When she read it, she learned that Sharon’s last name was Hensley.
In 1994, she read in the newspaper about Dolores Strehlow’s disappearance from Medford, Oregon, seven years earlier. Police had just arrested her husband, thanks to the work of Detective Terry Newell. She contacted Newell, who helped her find the family of Sharon Hensley. When Rose dialed the Hensley family, Sharon’s mother, Peggy, answered. Rose asked if Peggy knew a Felix Vail. Peggy replied with "you bet I do"
The detective who helped Rose before, Terry Newell, contacted Jim Bell, a national expert in serial killings working for the FBI. When Rose talked with Bell, she felt like she'd finally gotten somewhere. He was interested in working on the Vail case if he could swing the time. He still remained busy with active serial killer cases, helping train task forces across the U.S. Vail’s son, Bill, told Rose that he was willing to testify, as long as authorities provided protection to his family. Both the Tulsa police and the district attorney’s office in Lake Charles revived their investigations into Vail, now considered a suspected serial killer.
Bell suggested the victims’ families gather with authorities at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, to share information on Vail. He was unable to work on the case and left the FBI in 1995. The meeting in Quantico never materialized, and the cases involving Vail grew cold once again.
In the fall of 1997, family and friends held a mural for Annette.
Diagnosed with esophageal cancer, Vail’s son Bill heard from doctors that he didn’t have long to live. He’s quoted saying “now I’ll get to be with my mom.” Months before passing away in 2009, Bill talked about his father in a recorded interview with his pastor at Grace Church in Overland Park, Kansas.
On Jan. 3, 2009, Bill died, and Vail wrote in his journal, “I feel a large empty hole in my being where his life presence has been for 47 years,” before writing about getting a good haircut. He drove to Kansas but didn’t attend his own son’s funeral. If he had, he would have heard the recording, with his son detailing how he had overheard his father talk about murdering Bill's mother, Mary.
When Vail learned of the recording, he wrote to Pastor Tim Howey, asking for a copy. He blamed his son’s statements on “false memories,” saying, “I have not known about it until now and am stunned.”
In 2012, while attempting to confront Vail with reporter Jerry Mitchell whom she had contacted to write about Vial, Rose was stopped by Kaye Faulkner, Vial’s sister. She told Rose and Mitchell of the recording and urged Mitchell to get a copy of it. She also said that she believed Vial had murdered Mary Horton, Sharon Hensley, and Annette Craver.
She gave the reporter Vial’s number, as well as the numbers of her other brother, Ronnie, and her sister, Beth. Vial didn’t answer those calls, so Mitchell left a message. Ronnie promised to speak to his brother on his behalf.
Mitchell arrived in Lake Charles and stopped by the Southwestern Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library, which shared copies from old city directories. He began tracking down people who had lived in the Maree Apartments with Felix and Mary.
Many described Mary’s fair of drowning. A close friend of Vails, Judson McCann II described Vial as a ladies’ man, and insinuated he was a cheater. “Many nights, his car wouldn’t be home, and Mary would be there with the lights on. When Felix was gone, it wasn’t because he was trotline fishing.”
Another close friend, Bob Hodges described Vial’s story of Mary ‘falling’ in the river as “horse manure.”
A college roommate of Mary, Sandra Sudduth Pratt, said “Nobody believed it was an accident.”
Mitchell shared Mary’s autopsy report with pathologist Dr. Michael Baden of New York City, who concluded that foul play had taken place in her death.
The report showed large bruises with bleeding into tissues on the left side of the neck, which he said suggested she suffered forceful neck trauma before entering the water. There were hemorrhagic bruises to the right calf and left leg above the knee, which he said were consistent with a struggle before her submersion. But most convincingly of all was the scarf authorities found around her neck that extended 4 inches into her mouth, which suggested traumatic asphyxia before entering the water.
“Somebody had to push that scarf into her mouth. She had to have that scarf wedged in her mouth before she was put in the water.”
A cousin put Mary’s brother Will Horton in touch with former detective “Rabbit” Manuel, who had headed up the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office’s investigation back in 1962. He had never forgotten Mary’s death. “Felix’s story just didn’t add up. The fishing tackle was dry. The trotline was dry. The boat was dry. Even Felix’s cigarettes were dry, despite him telling the deputies he dove straight in the water to save Mary.”
He and Manuel met with “Lucky” DeLouche, who directed an elite task force unit that investigated homicides. Three young detectives took notes as they talked. Manuel shared details from the case, saying deputies (officers) wanted to prosecute, but the district attorney wouldn’t let them. Horton shared the autopsy report, Vail’s letters and his belief that Vail was a serial killer. Horton said DeLouche replied, “This absolutely fits the profile of a serial killer,” to which the other detectives agreed.
Shortly afterwards, DeLouche left the task force, and for seemingly the hundredth time, grew cold again.
After Mitchell posted a story about Vail titled “Gone” (It’s nearly 9,000 words long, and the precursor to the 35,500 word story I have drawn heavily from) a man named Wesley Turnage contacted him. He told him of a conversation he had had with Vail in 1963 during a car ride.
According to Turnage, Vail called Mary a bitch and said she thought another child would help solve their marriage problems. He quoted Vail as saying, “She wanted to have another kid. I didn’t want the one I got. I fixed that sorry bitch. She will never have another one.”
Mitchell would make another discovery. District Attorney Salter Jr. had ordered that the judge dismiss 882 criminal cases — more than three cases for each working day.
Will Horton told Mitchell the original detectives in the case told him that Salter wouldn’t allow them to present the evidence they had collected against Vail. That matched the stories Mitchell had heard from grand jurors’ families.
Horton then contacted District Attorney John DeRosier, who said he would be willing to reopen the case if there was enough evidence.
Then came an interesting wrinkle in the story. Finding Vail.
He’d disappeared, returning on Labor Day weekend 2012 to sell his property, before disappearing again. Luckily, another reader of "Gone" came to the rescue. He phoned Mitchell, telling him where Vial was. Canyon Lake, Texas.
Mitchell then contacted Enzo Yaksic, founder of the Serial Homicide Expertise and Information Sharing Collaborative. Yaksic then contacted Armin Showalter, acting chief for the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, which specialized in serial homicide investigations.
Yaksic shared a copy of GONE with Showalter, who in turn called Calcasieu Parish Deputy Randy Curtis, now taking on the Vail case. Curtis phoned Mitchell to find out where Vail was. A few days later, he called back to say the FBI had discovered Vail purchased property at 737 Shadyview Drive in Canyon Lake.
On Jan. 18, 2013, Curtis decided to confront Vail. He found him at that address, living in a storage shed. Curtis said he read Vail his rights before asking him about the death and disappearances of the women. Vail refused to say anything, accusing families and The Clarion-Ledger (Where "Gone" was published) of lying about him. The whole time, Vail couldn’t stop smirking.

Will Horton gave Mitchell the number of his cousin, who was a caretaker for 90-year-old Isaac Abshire Jr. When Mitchell sat down with the man, he shared a haunting story.
Abshire had worked with Vail and offered him a room to rent out. Once Vail and Mary were married, Vail had moved out. Abshire viewed himself as “a big brother” to Mary, calling her “a sweet little girl.”
After the marriage, Vail had become angry at work, talking about how ugly his wife was when she was pregnant, and how he didn’t like his baby. On the Friday before she was killed, the couple visited Abshire, bringing Bill, who was still an infant. Mary privately asked Abshire if he thought Vail could take her baby away.
Two days later, Mary was dead.
Abshire and two other workers went out the next day to drag the river. The next morning, Oct. 30, 1962, he returned with one of them, Jimmy May, to continue dragging.
Abshire said while they were talking, “something popped up. A guy with binoculars asked, ‘Does she have blonde hair?’ I said, ‘Yes, that’s her.’”
They recovered the body, and Abshire could never forget what he saw. Her body was rigid, and a scarf was wrapped around her neck before going into her mouth. Blood boiled on the boat, everyone voicing the same opinion. Vail had killed Mary.
Abshire had kept photos from that day for over 50 years. He said he had given them to Deputy Curtis as well as a copy of the 1962 sheriff’s report, which listed 15 points suggesting Vail’s guilt.
Despite being behind on major bills, Vail had managed to pay an entire year’s premiums in advance for a $50,000 ($150,000 today) life insurance policy on his wife. He had a second life insurance policy on her for $8,000 ($24,000 today), which promised to pay double if she died by accident.
It was almost as if he knew she was about to die.
Deputies had reported witnesses claims that Vail had told them he didn’t love his wife, that she looked stupid and vulgar, and that he had had sexual relations with multiple women, and at least one man.
Vail told deputies that his wife was wearing an off-white leather jacket when she went into the water. But she wasn’t wearing the jacket when her body was recovered. Inside his boat, deputies found two life preservers. Mary had not been wearing one, despite her fear of drowning. As for the trotline the 2 were supposedly running, deputies found it still inside Vail’s tackle box.
Most witnesses the Deputies had spoken too felt that Vail was capable of killing his wife.
When asked if he believed Vail killed his wife, Abshire said “Oh, my God, yes.”
Ever since Vail had sold his Mississippi property, Mary Rose had wondered if he would eventually sell the Tulsa property, the one she and Annette had lived in. He did. Vail sold it for $149,000. Rose asked the question on the mind of everyone investigating. “What is he going to do with all that money? --- He could be running.”
On April 30th Mitchell got a call saying that Vail had left Texas. He was pulled over by police in Columbus, Mississippi after hopping the fence of his now dead brother Ronnie’s property. Curtis told Mitchell that the Columbus police were sending him a photo of Vail and the white pick-up truck he was pulled over in. He once again warned Mitchell that Vail could be running.
Vail’s sister called again, saying she heard her brother was heading to Montpelier. She wondered if he was driving to the home of possible witness Wesley Turnage.
Mitchell called Turnage to let him know that Vail might be headed his way. Turnage replied “If he sets foot on my property, there won’t be no trial.” He called Mitchell back later, saying no one in Montpelier had seen Vail.
Private Investigator Gina Frenzel, who had questioned Vail herself, including pretending to be his girlfriend, called Mitchell with good news. Vail had contacted her and told her he was back in Canyon Lake. Mitchell informed Curtis.
On May 17th 2012, authorities arrested Felix Vail for the murder of his wife Mary Horton.
In telephone calls from the jail in Lake Charles, he shared his explanation of what happened the night of Oct. 28, 1962, when Mary died.
He referred to his first wife as a “coon-ass lady,” saying she was “half kneeling” on his feet when she “saw one of the float buckets that were on the line.” He said the boat was “going real slow along the edge of the bank when the boat hit a stump ... and it dumped her right out.” Vail said he shut off the motor and dove in “where she had plopped in the water. I mean, nothing. The river had sucked her right in.” He said he “dove around until I was exhausted, and came in immediately to the police station in town and reported the accident and that was it.”
This story differed greatly from his story in 1962 when he said his wife was sitting on top of a boat seat when she fell out, not that she was kneeling on his feet. Back then, he said nothing about hitting a stump — just swerving to miss it.
It also differed from the story he had told his son, where a wave from another boat had dumped Mary out.
Vail told Frenzel that the case “has been an avalanche coming down the mountain all that time, waiting to hit my head, and it finally has.”
He blamed the families and Mitchell, “an evil, shrimpy reporter,” for what had happened, calling the charges “fabricated” and insisting that “a large amount of money, hate and political ambitions are behind them.”
At Vail’s request, Frenzel returned his truck to his home and went inside to take care of a few tasks. While there, she spent 16 hours photographing all his journals, more than 2,400 pages. She also photographed letters, documents, photographs and business cards, some dating back to the 1960s. She found a collection of women’s jewelry, old buttons, pins, and even a glass dildo.
Disturbingly, if at this point unsurprisingly, she found a photograph of a naked 3-year-old girl. Frenzel later spoke with the girl, now a woman. The journals revealed that Vail had stalked her for years.
Frenzel discovered the birth certificate of Annette Craver, who had used it for previous trips to Mexico.
Mitchell and Frenzel poured through the journals she had photographed. They noticed gaps in them that lead them to believe Vail had ripped pages out, including times when he should have been with Sharon and Annette.
His journals were dominated by sex, dreams of sex and reflected an obsession with children. In a March 27, 1986, entry, Vail wrote about the visit of a woman and her daughters in his home. “The little girls were delicious --- We massaged some, hugged & kissed some & it was 12 (midnight) & time for them to go.”
On Aug. 29, 1992, Vail walked into the Wal-Mart in West Point, and as he wrote in his journal “a 1-year-old white girl looked in my eyes loving me like there was no age difference between us.”
When Mitchell interviewed Kert Germany, a co-worker of Vail in 1977 he said that Vail attracted women wherever he went, and that Vail had told him the best sex of his life had been with 2- or 3-year-old girl.
It was that this time that Alexandra Christianson, Vail’s ex-wife called Mitchell and told him her story. She also put him in contact with Bruce Biedebach, the man she had been on a date with when she left with Vail. Biedebach would tell Mitchell that during a party in 1965 that turned into a “boast-fest” Vail had boasted about something he had done, that no one else had done.
Killed his wife.
He told the men at the party that he had held his wife’s head underwater until she drowned.
Biedebach then put Mitchell in contact with Rob Fremont, who had bicycled around California with Vail when he was 13. He said that while riding with Vail, he had told him that he hit his wife on the head and drowned her. Fremont never rode with him again after that.
With as much evidence as they could possibly gather, the case went to trial.
Vail’s trial began on August 8th, 2016.
District Attorney John DeRosier laid out the evidence clearly.
He spoke of the evidence against Vail about Mary’s murder on October 28th, 1962.
He spoke about Vail swearing to Sharon Hensley’s mother that she wanted to start a new life in 1974.
He spoke about his letters to Mary Rose, telling her he wouldn’t tell her where her daughter Annette was “even if he knew.” Vail smirked at that one.
Finally, he spoke to the jurors.
“Mary Horton Vail is gone, Sharon Hensley is gone,” DeRosier said, “and Annette Craver Vail is gone.”
“You’re going to write the last chapter, and it’s simply going to read, ‘And justice was finally done. William Felix Vail, guilty as charged.’”
Prosecutors called all three families to testify.
Will Horton told jurors of his sister, “Mary was the kind of person you would want as a friend.” He broke while talking about visiting his nephew after he death in 1962. “I just wanted Bill to know how much his mother loved him.”
Brian Hensley told jurors that he last saw his sister, Sharon, with Vail before the pair left Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1972. Other than a telephone call and letter in the months that followed, he said no one had seen or heard from her since.
When Mary Rose took the stand, Vail bowed his head.
This was the woman who had been working for 32 long years to bring him into this court.
This was the mother who had waited 32 years for this moment.
She called Annette “a huge light in my life. We were always loving toward each other.” She testified that Vail ran off with her daughter on his motorcycle and married her. She testified that Annette, who inherited nearly $100,000 and received two homes, disappeared weeks after deeding those homes to Vail.
Wesley Turnage, Rob Fremont, and Bruce Biedebach swore under oath that Vail said he killed his first wife. Biedebach said he asked Vail if Mary was a bitch, to which Vail had said yes. Vail laughed in court as he told the story.
The current coroner, forensic pathologist Dr. Terry Welke, testified that in most drownings, the body comes up in a “dead person’s float,” with the back of the head surfacing first and the limbs hanging down in the water.
After sharing a series of pictures to show it, he showed the court two black-and-white photographs of Mary Horton when her body was recovered on Oct. 30, 1962, less than two days after she reportedly drowned. Her body was stiff, with her hands over chest as if she was in a coffin.
They also saw the videotaped testimony of Isaac Abshire Jr, who had died in 2014. He said her body was stiff when it surfaced either sideways or face up when she bobbed up in the Calcasieu River.
That testimony helped contribute to Welke’s homicide conclusion. So did the unbroken grease-like stain across her Chi Omega sweatshirt, which he believed could have come from a tarp covering her. Welke concluded Mary was dead and stiff before her body went into the water, explaining why rigor had set in.
Testimony was heard of Vail not paying for his own wife’s funeral, despite having made thousands from her life insurance.
The jury didn’t even take a half hour to reach their verdict.
William Felix Vail Sr was unanimously found guilty of murdering Mary Horton. He was sentenced to life in prison.
After the verdict, the prosecutor also revealed that the FBI had found out that Vail had molested a child over 30 years ago. They were unable to put him on trial for it, as the statue of limitations had passed.
Finally, nearly 54 years after she was murdered, Mary Horton had found justice.
Finally, 42 years after her disappearance, Sharon Hensley had found justice.
And Annette Craver, with the help of her mother Mary Rose’s tireless efforts, had finally found justice after 32 years.
This a photo of Mary, Sharon and Annette. I felt it was fitting to end off with. May they all rest in peace.
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2023.06.07 20:39 Major_Palpitation_41 2004 Camry 4 cyl vs 2004 Camry 6 cyl

Looking to buy a daily driver. Will be mostly interstate driving with an average of 60 miles a day 5 days a week. First option is a one owner 04 Camry 4 cyl LE with 150,000 miles. Looks immaculate inside and out. Dealer is asking $5700 and I’m thinking if I offer $5000 cash they’d take it. Option 2 is a 2004 Camry XLE V6 with 113,000 miles. 2 owner car and the person selling it has had it just a few months. First owner kept every maintenance record on it and it was serviced at a local Toyota dealer. He is asking $7000 but I’m hoping I can get him down to $6000. I’m currently driving a 2014 Focus 5 speed manual. It’s out of commission due to a faulty wiring harness. Trying to repair it but the part is on back order for up to 5 months. Don’t want a used harness because they are faulty from the factory and there is a TSB on them. What would you do?
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  23. Disfreq – You Know (Extended Mix) 05:10 130bpm Gm
  24. Kate Hex – Disconnected Soul (Extended Mix) 05:47 128bpm Gm
  25. Chris Veron – Final Pulse (Extended Mix) 06:18 130bpm A
  26. Mark Dekoda, Ben Dust – Alle meine Raver (Original Mix) 05:14 135bpm G
  27. Ochs & Klick – Drift Away (Original Mix) 05:39 140bpm Em
  28. Floormagnet – Ready For The Weeknd (Subjaax Remix) 07:36 132bpm Fm
  29. Dustycloud – Me Veo (Original Mix) 03:46 130bpm F
  30. Konrad (Italy) – Up and Down (Original Mix) 06:16 134bpm E
  31. Not from Berlin – Love Me (Original Mix) 04:01 132bpm G
  32. Tommy Myst – Blacked Out (Original Mix) 06:30 128bpm Bbm
  33. Nicole Moudaber – Intentionally (Original Mix) 06:16 135bpm Bbm
  34. Pig&Dan – Angel (Tech Mix) 09:32 130bpm E
  35. Sam Kitt – Phantom Limb (Original Mix) 07:17 135bpm F
  36. Crossbow – Stargate (Original Mix) 05:55 135bpm B
  37. Zafer Atabey – Prognosis (Original Mix) 06:44 130bpm Dm
  38. RanchaTek – Europa (Original Mix) 06:02 131bpm G
  39. Bultech – Technography (Original Mix) 05:41 130bpm G
  40. Insider – Something Flash (Original Mix) 05:32 130bpm Fm
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2023.06.07 19:35 Morriganalba Dash lights on but car running fine - help!

I have a 2019 fabia, got it brand new on PCP, and have done just over 7000 miles, not a lot I know but covid plus reasons meant I just didn't get out much. It was serviced & MOT'd just before Christmas and all good.
Anyway, my EPC light came on a couple of weeks ago, then my check engine light. Took it into a local garage, by which point they'd both gone off. A few days later the check engine light came on again, and now the EPC light.
I took it back to the same garage who says that it'll cost a small fortune to fix & I should just hand it back to the company, he also said that if I drive carefully I should be able to get to the company without the light coming back on. I didn't even get out the carpark.
I don't drive like a racer, it's a 1.0 TSI and I got it because I wanted a really safe car for driving my kid around.
My car is also driving completely normally, none of the problems which should be happening with these lights being on are, so spending a grand and a half to repair it seems a lot. I'm also not sure I want to risk handing it back as who knows what kind of bill I'll be hit with!
Any suggestions, advice, information would be appreciated.
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2023.06.07 15:36 kkjdroid Is it possible to convert PCIe 5.0 x4 to 3.0 x16?

I'm posting this here because it seems more relevant than other subs, feel free to flame me if I'm wrong.
My goal is to make an NVMe-only NAS for a semi-reasonable price. If I use Ryzen 7000, I get PCIe 5.0 lanes, but only 24 of them. This is plenty of bandwidth for me, but the drives I want to use are PCIe 3.0 x4. I was planning on using ASUS Hyper M.2 cards to connect the drives, but as far as I know they're basically only traces, completely dumb, and therefore would only connect the lanes as they are. I could go ThreadRipper for a lot more lanes, but that increases the price by a couple hundred USD and easily doubles (if not more) the power usage.
Is there a way to get what I want without enterprise-grade hardware?
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2023.06.07 15:00 hnqn1611 TOP 10 Things to do in MEXICO CITY - [2023 Travel Guide]

TOP 10 Things to do in MEXICO CITY - [2023 Travel Guide]
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NUMBER 10: Plaza del Zócalo Officially called Plaza de la Constitución and nicknamed Zócalo, Mexico City’s main square has been a meeting place for Mexicans since the Aztec times. People gather there for ceremonies, royal proclamations, military parades, and even national protests. The site was the main ceremonial center in the pre-Columbian Mexico City called Tenochtitlan. This large and well-developed city-state was built on the island of Lake Texcoco together with another city - Tlatelolco. According to Aztec mythology, it was considered the center of the universe. The nickname Zócalo means "pedestal" or "plinth." A monument to the Mexican independence was planned to be built here but only the base to support the statue called Zócalo was built. The plinth is no longer there, but the name has lived on. You won’t, however, be able to miss a giant Mexican flag placed in the center of the square. Zócalo is home to several important buildings, including the National Palace, the seat of the Mexican government, and the largest Cathedral in Latin America – Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, built in segments from 1573 to 1813 around the original church built atop the former Aztec Templo Mayor. While you're in the area, watch Aztec dancers next to the Cathedral that uses inspiration from ancient rituals and traditional dance just outside the cathedral.
NUMBER 9: Templo Mayor Located right next to Zócalo, Templo Mayor or Greater Temple is a vast complex of ruins of religious and civic buildings from the Aztec times. Templo Mayor was the main Temple of the rulers of the Aztec Empire – the Mexica people in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, or what is today known as Mexico City. According to Aztec mythology, the Aztec God of Sun and War Huitzilopochtli ordered his people to establish a new capital in a place where an eagle sits on a cactus, devouring a snake. The seal of the Mexican government represents this legend from Aztec mythology. That legendary location turned out to be a place covered by wetlands. The Temple was built on an island in the 14th century and was destroyed after the Spanish Conquests in the 16th century. The ruins of the temple's exact location was later forgotten, and the excavations was carried out at the end of the 19th century and some parts even in the late 20th century. Visit Templo Mayor Museum, a part of UNESCO World Heritage that showcases archaeological finds and exhibits related to the Aztec civilization. Or if you don’t have time, see the temple from the street above. Don’t skip a disturbing Skull Rack displaying hundreds of stone skulls representing the sacrificial victims to honor the gods and the power of the empire.
NUMBER 8: Xochimilco Xochimilco was the most important city of the Xochimilca people, who first settled in around 900 BC up until it was conquered by the Mexica of Tenochtitlan in the 15th century. Xochimilco is best known for a vast system of around 170 kilometers or 110 mi. of canals, famous for its colorful gondola-like boats called trajineras. Canals of Xochimilco are one of the last traces of a vast water transport system built by the Aztecs. These canals were a part of a massive lake and canal system that connected most of the settlements in the Valley of Mexico. Both canals and the chinampa system of Xochimilco are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The name Xochimilco means "flower field” and describes flowers and other crops grown here. The vegetables, fruits, and flowers were shipped to Tenochtitlan via the canal.
NUMBER 7: Street Food Mexico City's culinary scene offers a wide variety of food options, from affordable street food or antojitos (street snacks or appetizers) to gourmet international and local restaurants. Experience Mexican life through a variety of street food. Try some of the following options: tacos, quesadillas, tamales, chicharrón, machetes, delicious churros, or elotes - a, Mexican street corn topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and others. And if you are up to a challenge, even chapulines or grasshoppers. Don’t skip several important food and artisan markets spread throughout Mexico City, like Mercado de Coyoacán, etc.
NUMBER 6: Torre Latinoamericana Torre Latinoamericana or Latin American Tower, completed in 1956, is a skyscraper in the historic city center of Mexico City. This 166 m or 545 ft high building is one of the city's important architectural attractions was the tallest structure in Mexico until it was surpassed by Torre Ejecutiva Pemex. It is the world's first major skyscraper successfully built on a highly active seismic zone. Torre Latinoamericana survived the 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City in 1985. Other buildings in downtown were severely damaged. The tower's observation area Mirador Torre Latino offers some of the best panoramic views of Mexico City. Don’t forget to explore Madero Street right below Torre Latinoamericana, a popular and crowded pedestrian area featuring bars, shops, and other attractions. Check our Mexico City 4K walking tour with closed captions to get the full experience. The link is in the description https://amzn.to/3WVsSvh
NUMBER 5: Coyoacán Coyoacán is a bohemian neighborhood located south of the city center. Covered with cobblestone streets and known for its colonial architecture, the name actually derives from the Aztec language, meaning "place of coyotes." The area was used as a headquarters during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Coyoacán was the first capital of New Spain. The areas offers many activities and attractions, such as: La Casa Azul, a historic house and an art museum where Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was born and later lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. Mercado de Coyoacán: a traditional market famous for its colors and folklore, selling everything from clothing, plants to various food options and more. Plaza Hidalgo and Jardín Centenario full of colonial landmarks, bars, restaurants, Fuente de los Coyotes, Parroquia San Juan Bautista, beautiful Tranvía Coyoacán and other attractions. Or Plaza de la Conchita with the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Church, the oldest church in Mexico. There are many other exciting neighborhoods and streets worth exploring, like Barrio China, Zona Rosa, etc. Check our travel guide for more suggestions. By the way, our mobile-friendly travel guide covers the top 20 things to do in Mexico City and things to know before you visit, including opening hours, links to buy tickets, itinerary suggestions, maps, and other information. By purchasing our travel guide, you are also helping us sustain this channel, so a big thank you for that!
NUMBER 4: Bosque de Chapultepec The Chapultepec Forest is one of the oldest urban parks in the world and one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere. Chapultepec functions as the lungs providing oxygen to the Mexico Valley. In the pre-Columbian era, the forest was also a popular retreat for Aztec rulers. The most popular section of Chapultepec is home to popular attractions and activities, including the Museum of Anthropology, botanic garden, a zoo, and an artificial lake. Here, you can rent a boat and enjoy the escape from the busy city streets. There are two other lakes in the second section of the park. Don't skip Chapultepec Castle or The National Museum of History, built in the colonial period. The castle official residence of Mexican heads of state until 1940. It is located at the top of Chapultepec Hill, with amazing views towards Paseo de la Reforma and the rest of the city. Chapultepec served as an important water management system in the pre-Columbian era, featuring an Aztec-built ancient aqueduct. Did you know that the name Chapultepec derives from the Aztec language and translates as Hill of the Grasshopper. Check our travel guide for more beautiful parks suggestions, like an impressive Alameda Central right next to the Palace of the Fine Arts.
NUMBER 3: Museum of Anthropology National Museum of Anthropology is the most visited museum in Mexico, offering the world's most extensive collection of ancient Mexican art, important archaeological and anthropological objects from Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage, like the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) created in the 16th century. You can walk around the 23 permanent exhibit halls representing the colors and materials related to Teotihuacan, Olmeca, and Maya cultures. Don’t skip the stunning outdoor part of the museum. The building was designed by the architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, who also designed other important buildings in Mexico City, like Basilica de Guadalupe or Estadio Azteca. There are many other fascinating museums in Mexico City. Don't skip Voladores De Papantla or Flying Men – an ancient Mesoamerican ritual to ask God to end a severe drought in Tamayo Park close to the museum. This video is sponsored by Beeyond, helping you save space when you travel and organize your suitcase. A revolutionary new way to organize your luggage consists of a set of small and large packing cubes. Once you're done packing, just close both zippers, compress the air out of your packing cubes like this, and voila, your clothes are compressed, and your luggage is organized. We use Beeyond packing cubes on our travels, and they are even designed to fit your carry-on. Visit Beeyond's Amazon page to get your own compression packing cube set. The link is in the description https://amzn.to/3WVsSvh
NUMBER 2: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic church, basilica, and National shrine of Mexico and one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism. The present church was constructed on an earlier 16th-century church finished in 1709 due to its dangerous sinking foundation, the Old Basilica. The new basilica houses the cloak containing the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most important symbols of Mexican faith, based on a series of Marian apparitions in 1531. The basilica is visited by millions of people every year, making it the most visited Catholic shrine in the world. Don't skip the impressive and stunningly landscaped Sagrado Recinto del Tepeyac Garden and explore other impressive sites.
NUMBER 1: Teotihuacán Located about an hour drive from Mexico City, Teotihuacan is a must-see. This ancient Mesoamerican city was probably established around 100 BC, long before the arrival of the Aztecs and its origins are still unknown. Teotihuacan began as a religious center in the Mexican Highlands around the first century AD. It was supposed to be the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with an estimated population of at least 125,000. In the 8th century AD, the city was abandoned, probably because of the extreme weather events in the centuries before. Walk along the Avenue of the Dead and admire the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, apartment compounds, and vibrant murals. Secret tunnels were discovered under the pyramids of the Moon and Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Teotihuacan was a prosperous kingdom and traded with obsidian, used for tools, weapons, and other. Close to the pyramids, you can even experience how people turn volcanic stone into a piece of art, observe the sun, how to use the entire cactus and turn it into a sewing kit, or how they ingeniously colored the sewing thread and used interior parts of the cactus as paper. And here is the bonus that we promised: Don’t leave Mexico without experiencing Mariachi, a genre of regional Mexican music and a symbol of Mexican national identity. Mariachi music as we know it today originated in Jalisco in the 19th century. You can listen to mariachi in various places around Mexico City, like Plaza Garibaldi. Whether you want to follow the footsteps of the Aztecs, experience centuries-old traditions during Día de los Muertos, admire the place where Frida Kahlo lived, immerse yourself in delicious street food, or discover artisan and other markets, there is plenty to do in Mexico City.
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2023.06.07 14:22 SuccessfulDog9292 2014 Audi Q5 54K miles

I found a used one that is a good price and been meticulously maintained on the CarFax. Oil changes every 7000 miles or so. Everything checks out good. Drives like new. Lots of owners posting reviews saying they love theirs. Some bad threads too about possible oil consumption.
Thoughts? Am I still buying a money pit? I have a 2017 A7 that's been great.

I should add this is a 1 owner vehicle and it is in mint condition.
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2023.06.07 14:22 SuccessfulDog9292 2014 Audi Q5 54K Miles

I found a used one that is a good price and been meticulously maintained on the CarFax. Oil changes every 7000 miles or so. Everything checks out good. Drives like new. Lots of owners posting reviews saying they love theirs. Some bad threads too about possible oil consumption.
Thoughts? Am I still buying a money pit? I have a 2017 A7 that's been great.

I should add this is a 1 owner vehicle and it is in mint condition.
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2023.06.07 14:04 SuccessfulDog9292 2014 Audi Q5 54K miles

I found a used one that is a good price and been meticulously maintained on the CarFax. Oil changes every 7000 miles or so. Everything checks out good. Drives like new. Lots of owners posting reviews saying they love theirs. Some bad threads too about possible oil consumption.
Thoughts? Am I still buying a money pit? I have a 2017 A7 that's been great.
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2023.06.07 14:03 SuccessfulDog9292 2014 Audi Q5 54k miles

I found a used one that is a good price and been meticulously maintained on the CarFax. Oil changes every 7000 miles or so. Everything checks out good. Drives like new. Lots of owners posting reviews saying they love theirs. Some bad threads too about possible oil consumption.
Thoughts? Am I still buying a money pit? I have a 2017 A7 that's been great.
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2023.06.07 13:51 BookGirlBoston Let’s Talk about Peia

Hey folks, so that episode was….an episode. Somehow, Lois spending pretty much the entirety of the episode, sidelined in bed, having a piece of her anatomy removed was not the worst part of the episode. That’s saying something. Just for context, can you imagine an episode where they cut off Clark’s balls and that was the entirety of his story for multiple episodes instead of being Superman, no, cool, unsure why this okay for Lois. The mastectomy story was wrong, it should never have been approved by DC or the Network and Helbing again cannot be trusted (but we have known this). Lois should be a bad ass journalist, not a cancer patient and yet, that’s what she got to be this season.
Now, back to what I really want to talk about Peia. Peia is probably the most interesting villain this show has introduced to date. She is really the first person we have met that is truly a meta human. She has really interesting powers that do really interesting things, and yet when she dies, we pretty much know three facts about her, she has cancer and it has defined her life for year, she is married to Bruno and she killed Lex Luthor, pretty much in that order.
The first time we really meet Peia outside of her masked onomatopoeia persona is in 3x05, and her story is boiled down to being a cancer patient and making Clark sad and scared for Lois. In 3x06, it is so Lois has someone to talk about the realty of cancer possibly leading to death, in 3x07, we get some flashbacks about Moxie and Luthor, but again, Peia’s main role in that episode is to be Bruno’s dying wife. 3x07 is also the moment Clark choose his cringy benediction that Lois can die because Kryptonian technology is too dangerous and the contrast how Lois and Clark are making the “right” decisions, while Peia and Bruno are making the “wrong decisions.”
We do not really understand who Peia is. Did she have a career outside of her husband? Where did these really interesting powers come from, did she always have them, where they developed somehow, could her son inherit these powers? How did she get involved with intergang, why? What is Peia’s motivation in all of this? No, Peia is mostly just a cancer patient who also has these really interesting powers in the background. She is little more than a plot device to motivate Bruno’s villainy and to drive home to Lois and Clark had sad and devastating cancer is. We still do not know why Peia killed the former mayor or what Peia and Bruno were doing in Smallville.
Bruno on the other hand, has well-defined motivation and back story. Our introduction to Bruno is that his villainy is driven by both the injustice of racist policy in his South Metropolis neighborhood and his search for the cure to cancer is to save his wife. We have a clear understanding of Bruno’s motivation, his back story, why is doing what he is doing.
This episode so Peia’s death and it is hard not to feel like we are back to the fridging conversation. Peia’s death seemed to mostly exist for Clark to heroically let her die and give her permission to let go and as well punishment for Bruno’s villain. While it was cancer, it still had the violence of a fridiging death, with her sky explosion and the everyone crying over her body as Clark lowers her back to earth.
Even more so, is this really disgusting undertones that Peia’s death was essentially a by proxy for Lois. Lois cannot die, we know this, Lois had to get better. But, using a woman of color to symbolically die for a white woman is a choice that someone needed to say no to. Helbing has had problems misogynoir in the past, and using Peia as a proxy to Lois was a horrible look.
This show somehow created the most interesting villain and then could not responsibility use he because they were more concerned with Superman having to deal with the metaphorical death of his wife and learn empathy. This episode felt like textbook friding with a nice little bonus where Lois is sidelined and looses her breasts because while Superman can never be sidelined, Lois always will.
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