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2021.04.15 20:55 Superb-Bar-898 Blast Auxiliary Portable AC Reviews: Scam or Legit?

Blast Auxiliary AC also called Blast Portable AC is a newly released portable air conditioner that can help you get through the sweltering heat of summer without sweating too much.

2022.05.25 08:11 ZERO_BREEZE_official ZEROBREEZEMark2AC

Welcome! This community is for ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 customers and general outdoor enthusiasts around the world. The Mark 2 is a first-ever battery-powered portable air conditioner. To interact with other ZERO BREEZE members, post images, share experiences, discuss ideas, ask questions, and get answers. #staycoolwithZEROBREEZE

2023.05.29 04:09 Twisted_Toe1 A/C Units

I'm looking for advice on air conditioners - not the portable units or the units that mount in the window but the permanent ones installed outside the home. We have a small bungalow (about 1100 sq. ft.) Ideally I'd like one that's quiet so as not to disturb the neighbours. Also, I was thinking around a $3500 budget which would include the install as well - is this a reasonable cost?
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2023.05.29 04:00 AutoModerator r/audiophile Shopping, Setup, and Technical Help Desk Thread

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2023.05.29 03:52 Dry-Cardiologist-790 I initiated a AppleCare+ repair but I fixed the issue

My AirPods Pro 2nd gen recently stopped charging when I put them in the case or they would connect to my phone when they were in the case and I was in a different room. I reset them and that didn’t work so I resorted to going to apple support to see what they could do and they said after a lot of troubleshooting that I could get sent new ones and send in my old defective ones and I decided to do so now I have a hold of 194 dollars on my card, but I reset them again and now they seem to be working just fine if I send in the old ones and they don’t find a problem will I be charged the 194? I can not really afford that right now.
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2023.05.29 03:49 __rosebud Serious hair damage from the air wrap?

Really debating selling my air wrap, but feeling sad about it because I love the way it styles, but hate the severe damage. Has anyone else serious extreme hair damage when using it? Have you ever been able to solve it? Even the cooler heat settings just fry my hair to no end. I heat style quite often with the Revlon, a curling iron, or a straightener and I've never, ever had heat damage problems! I've used the same salon quality shampoo, conditioner, and heat protectant for years and haven't changed anything else. As soon as I started using my air wrap, my hair completely fried. I've tried the lower heat settings, and made sure my hair was almost dry when styling. I've never experienced anything like it! Anyone else been through this and found a solution? Or could it just be that my hair type doesn't react well to the product, and it's time to sell it?
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2023.05.29 03:16 letheatredude How to stay safe on transatlantic flight/trip?

I'm being dragged on a family vacation to London for a week. Don't want to go, but it's my sister's graduation present and was told I have to even when I offered to pay for my share of the trip. How can I stay as safe as possible? I'm already planning on bringing a bunch of n95/kn95 masks and hand sanitizer and clorox healthcare wipes, wearing an n95 mask with a sip valve on the plane and not eating, getting a portable air filter for the room (sharing with a family member who doesn't mask anymore unfortunately), basically living/sleeping in a mask for a full week and only taking it off to shower or brush my teeth, not eating in restaurants with the family (i'll either take it to go and eat in my bathroom or just go back early and order takeout or something), and testing probably every day with some rapid tests I'll bring.
Basically I'm not planning on having any fun on this trip because I'll be too stressed/anxious/worried and will never let them forget it if I end up with Long COVID again...I might end up leaving early, depends on how it goes and how hostile people are towards me masking over there.
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2023.05.29 03:02 Monkey_Mood My first gaming PC build ever (RTX 4070) - Need advice :)

I'm building my first gaming PC ever (console before) and after 3 weeks of research I would really appreciate some help/advice before the final buy (I only got the GPU so far). Here is my build so far with a few questions. I know it's an ITX build, which comes with some potential sacrifices but I saw some really good builds with this case with decent temperatures and no throttling and I would appreciate the portability and the small form factor. I decided for AM5 so far for more compatibility in the future. The purpose of the PC is gaming only, mainly in 2k and 4k (if possible with some less demanding games) with 60hz (monitor) and 100hz (TV).Thanks a lot in advance! :)
Case: Hyte Revolt 3 Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX B650E-I or MSI MPG B650I EDGE (or any other I didn't found?) GPU: KFA2 RTX 4070 Ex Gamer (already got that one from a decent deal) CPU: Ryzen 5 7600 or 7600x? (any need here to go bigger? Next significant step in fps seems to be the Ryzen 7 7800X3d from benchmark videos I saw but it's also double the price. I saw this ITX build with it with great temps: Would the Ryzen 5 7600x similarly easy to cool? Any other suggestions?) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12S RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB DDR 5 (better options? Should be low profile because of the case) SSD: 1 TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 Case Fans: 2x Noctua NF-A14
Depending the cooling situation I know the case has the potential for an AIO but I found this video with air cooling only with good temps and think I might get away with the additional case fans and the Noctua CPU air cooling.
Edit: text format
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2023.05.29 02:43 racheljanejane neighbour dispute over central AC

Have any of you had disputes with neighbours over your central AC unit? My neighbour has complained about mine for years. He has gotten Bylaw involved in the past, who confirmed that I can lawfully run it during City daytime hours because it is under the daytime noise threshold of 65dB. I never run it overnight, when the threshold drops to 50dB.
Anyway from time to time, he submits a complaint to Bylaw and I get a warning letter. I call and re-explain everything that should be on my file, and the matter is dropped. Yesterday, for the first time in a couple of years, once again my neighbour was stomping around his backyard alone, hollering unintelligibly although I could make out the words “air conditioning“ several times. My AC was running at the time.
I’m not sure what to do. Not using my AC is not an option. It’s a health and safety issue. I am disabled from progressive multiple sclerosis. My AC unit was prescribed by my neurologist. When my body temp increases even only slightly, I get blurred double vision, I lose my balance, I experience vertigo and worsened fatigue, and I’m prone to trips and falls.
When all of this started when he moved in nine years ago, we explored every possible option to mitigate the problem. We were willing to relocate it, purchase an enclosure, even upgrade from the second quietest unit that was only a year old, to the quietest, most expensive unit available. Bylaw advised us that moving it from the side yard to the backyard could actually end up increasing his perception of the noise; there was no way to tell until after it was moved if this would be the result. The AC installer advised that an enclosure would make a negligible difference in perceived noise. And finally, Bylaw advised me not to bother investing in a new unit because nothing short of silence was going to satisfy this individual and I was not breaking any rules with the unit I currently have. I even tried a portable unit to use on my main floor during daytime hours (I used one overnight in my bedroom), but the main floor is too large of an open space for it to be effective.
I keep my house as cool as possible to avoid running my AC excessively. We don’t cook inside in the summer, we keep the heavy drapes closed to keep the rooms dark and cool, I try to do most of my activity like exercise and tidying during cooler hours, etc. I typically go to bed earlier than I’d like just so I can shut off the central AC and use the portable bedroom unit.
Regardless of our willingness to explore mitigation and minimize AC use, there have been several occasions over the years where this neighbour has escalated angrily: hollering, swearing, attempting to engage other neighbours in this dispute, and making excess noise frivolously like running noisy tools simply to make noise, or hammering on his metal stair rail. He’s defiantly told Bylaw that if I can disturb him, he can disturb me. They said No, you cannot, and I believe either fined him or at least warned him to stop.
I’ll also add that when the neighbour angrily first brought this to our attention, he had my husband go into his house to have him experience it and my husband says he didn’t hear anything with their doors and windows closed.
Previous to all of this we had an amicable relationship with these new neighbours for their first few months here, until the warm weather started that year.
I don’t want to be the AH and am at a loss of what to do. I guess I’m looking for ideas and insight from anyone who’s successfully resolved a situation like this. Bylaw told me years ago that mediation was unlikely to be successful based on their experience dealing with this individual. And after being on the receiving end of his angry reactive outbursts over the years, I too recognize that mediation has low probability of success.
Something I would consider again is replacing the unit now that it’s a decade old. I’m assuming perhaps new, top of the line models would be quieter these days? Do any of you happen to be HVAC people who could shed some light on this?
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2023.05.29 02:42 jellicleballs three of my favorite men: ben, jerry, and frigidaire

three of my favorite men: ben, jerry, and frigidaire
(we put our air conditioner in the window this afternoon hehe)
[ID: pencil scribble of tiger Aster holding a little tub of ice cream in one paw and a spoon in the other. xyr face is spread into a wide and flat grin, ears perked up happily. xe is sitting in front of a window unit air conditioner labeled A/C, and a little squiggle indicates xem purring]
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2023.05.29 02:28 Same_Scallion_169 Help with AC unit 🙏

Hello, I am new to this sub, having issues with my ac unit. Hoping the good people here can help.
I have run through some basic troubleshooting.
I turn the centrail air to cool and set the temp, it clicks, the fan in the furnace kicks on and air comes out as it should.
However, I go outside and the ac unit doesn't ever turn on.
I have verified there is power to the ac unit. Took the cover off the contactor, manually pushed it down and the ac unit DOES turn on and work, even held it down for a while and the wife confirmed that the air got cooler out of the vents.
So.... obviously an issue getting the signal to turn on.
Any guidance is much appreciated. Thanks.
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2023.05.29 01:36 scarletemoji No response so far. It wouldn’t be a bad room, otherwise.

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2023.05.29 01:18 Ornery-Signal-3070 I tried LUS products for 2 weeks.

I tried LUS products for 2 weeks.
Boy is this disappointing to write. So I was drawn in by Instagram posts showing beautiful non-frizzy perfect curls and all claimed they’d only used LUS to get these results. I bought the entire system hoping I would get similar results but alas, nope.
First is the shampoo and conditioner + deep conditioning treatment. The shampoo is fine, who really cares about shampoo anyway. For me it’s always about hydration and the conditioners just didn’t leave my hair with the slip that I prefer. I’d usually just put more on and barely wash it out to get a little slip. I have fine 3a hair and it’s always dry. This system did not hydrate my hair enough.
They have an all-in-one treatment that honestly doesn’t have any hold. It also came with a gel that has a little bit of hold. Using a little bit of both of these my hair seemed weighed down, and my curls were less defined. I usually diffuse to speed up drying but that didn’t help. I tried air drying once to see if that was the trick but it turned out disastrous. It was a very bad hair day and I had very little curl, more like loose waves.
I don’t know how a system designed to make curls pop could actually make them less curly but that’s my experience.
I fell for the mistake so y’all don’t have to waste your money. I give it one star and will not buy it again.
Right now I use All About Curls bouncy cream and Tigi Curls Rock Amplified. This give me perfect even not frizzy curls. I recommend these products.
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2023.05.29 00:58 TSMaynard1 [RF] ABP "Always Be Preparing"

Pine needles brushed across Paul's arms as he charged through the trees with his bugout bag slung over his shoulders. Weighing in at forty pounds, it hardly slowed him down as he’d practiced this hike many times. He flicked his wrist and checked his Garmin Solar 2 Tactical Watch. The timer read: 2:23.
“You can do this, Paul.” He increased the pace and gritted his teeth, the weight finally having an effect. Paul bounded over a small creek, up a rolling hill, and pushed through a row of baby birches into a clearing. He doubled over to catch his breath and looked at his watch one more time. Two hours and twenty-eight minutes. Paul pumped his fist in victory.
After a short break, he approached a thorny bush in the center of the clearing. Paul brushed aside sand at the bush’s trunk, revealing a yellow rope. He pulled it, which lifted a hidden door in the ground covered with dirt, shrubbery, and other camouflage on the top side, and drab gray iron on the other. Underneath, wooden stairs descended into darkness. Paul retrieved a flashlight from his pack, clicked on the beam, and disappeared into the earth.
At the bottom of the steps, Paul faced a steel door and a combination lock. With several quick swipes of the dial, he opened the lock and tugged the metal door, which creaked as it cracked open. Paul flashed the beam on the offending hinges and shook his head. Something to fix later. He stepped into the secret chamber and pulled a hanging aluminum chain that turned on a large halogen light, illuminating a twenty-foot by eight-foot metal rectangle. The exposed corrugated walls revealed the bunker was nothing more than a shipping container. Paul buried it two years ago and had divided the interior into three spaces. The entry had a shelf with four dozen gallon jugs of sealed water along with a portable toilet, stacks of toilet paper, and a wastebasket. The middle section was the main living area and contained a futon, a TV with a DVD player, and a neat collection of movies underneath. A nightstand housed a small library of books, including the Bible, The Art of Meditation, Buddhism for Dummies, and other spiritual tomes. The back area of the unit had two shelves filled with canned food—black beans, green beans, peaches, peas, carrots, beef, and chicken. There was also a stationary bike, which was Paul’s proudest accomplishment because he had rigged it to a giant battery that provided power to all the electronics.
Paul was a prepper, and this would be his home when the end of the world came, an event he believed was imminent. The global economy was a house of cards built on greed, corruption, and inflated asset prices, but worst of all, it was based on a faith in paper and digital money.
His fear was triggered four years ago when he attended a lecture by a professor who explained the fragility of the world’s financial system. If a few banks failed, it would rattle people’s confidence, causing a herd-like response. Thousands of people would rush to withdraw their cash, which the banks no longer had because they’d invested it. The banks would either fail, and everyday folks would lose their life savings, or the government would print new money to replace the missing money, making all money worth a lot less. Anyone holding dollars would attempt to convert them to other assets.
Just like dominoes, the banks would topple over one by one, and as they crashed, people’s faith in money would crater. After all, what was money? It was just paper with printed images and numbers that we’d all accepted as having value. More recently, money had become numbers displayed on a computer screen, something Paul knew firsthand as he spent the first seven years of his career working at a regional bank in Asheville, North Carolina. Paul could literally change someone’s net worth with a few keystrokes. He could turn a pauper into a millionaire, or he could bankrupt the richest account holder. Sure, there were safeguards, but all were built on faith, which Paul believed was misplaced. Most people didn’t realize that the Federal Reserve only required each bank to hold at least ten percent of its deposits as a reserve. Ten percent. That’s it. The rest of the money was invested in loans or other financial instruments. As the rich bank owners and executives pushed for bigger and bigger returns, they invested in riskier and riskier assets. The lessons from the financial crisis of 2008 had been forgotten.
Once the monetary system collapsed, the entire economy would become paralyzed. Without a means of exchange, transactions would halt. Think about it. If someone tried to give you a slip of paper that you thought was worthless, would you give them anything of value in return?
The doomsday scenario would escalate. Food and water prices would skyrocket, but with no way to purchase them, many would starve. But people don’t just roll over and die, they would riot and take what they need to survive. Marshall Law would be implemented, but citizens would revolt against the government they felt had cheated them.
As Paul listened to the lecturer that fateful day, a depressing epiphany struck. Everything he’d learned and everything he’d spent his life acquiring was worthless.
Growing up, Paul had been taught the value of money, saving, and planning for retirement. He internalized these lessons as a teen after his father got sick and lost his job. His mother had died when he was very young, but his father still managed to provide him with a stable childhood, even though they were barely middle class. When his father fell ill, Paul witnessed firsthand how fast a family could sink into financial trouble, which couldn’t have come at a worse time. He was applying to colleges, and instead of choosing the one he liked best, he chose the one that gave him the most financial aid, which turned out to be a small school half-way across the country. He also didn’t choose a major he was excited about; he chose the one that would offer the safest financial prospects—economics with an emphasis on banking.
The distance from home meant that Paul didn’t see the rapid deterioration of his father. It wasn’t until he returned for the funeral that family friends told him how the disease had spread. His father had refused to let anyone tell Paul because he didn’t want that to distract Paul from his studies.
After graduating, Paul accepted a job at a bank, and immediately signed up for the company’s 401K match. Most college graduates can't grasp retirement when they enter the workforce, but a 401K match was free money. Over the next several years, Paul worked diligently to advance his career while saving most of his salary. He’d mapped out his life on an excel spreadsheet and calculated that he’d be financially secure at 53.
Everything went according to plan until that damn lecturer came along and blew it up. Sifting through the rubble of his grand scheme, Paul realized that in the new world order, he possessed no skills to survive. The savings he’d so meticulously built up would have little to no value. When the economy collapsed, he'd be like a baby, unable to do anything for himself.
After a week of wallowing in despair, Paul rallied himself. “I can still fix this” became a daily mantra. To start, he threw himself into survival classes. The first was a basic camping course where he learned how to create shelters and start a fire. The next class was more advanced and focused on water purification and building snares for small game.
Paul continued working at the bank, because he needed to pay for the classes and survival equipment he began hoarding, but on his next vacation, he put his training to the test. He planned to camp for a week in the Appalachian Mountains, but the temperature swings, especially at night, were too much. Paul lasted three nights in the wild. The humbling experience forced him to admit that he wasn’t a bushman. His depression returned until he stumbled upon an article about “preppers”—individuals who prepare for end of world disasters. Suddenly, things made sense. He didn’t need to abandon all the comforts of modern society. He needed to prepare for the end of the world the way he had planned for retirement.
As Paul traveled down the rabbit hole of prepping, he uncovered an underground society of people like him who knew the truth about the world’s demise. Of course, not everyone believed it would end because of an economic collapse. Some thought a nuclear war would destroy civilization. Others feared electromagnetic pulses from the sun would wipe out all modern electricity. And still others worried a massive volcanic eruption would spew enough ash and soot into the air to blot out the sun. There was no shortage of theories about the world ending, but one thing was clear. The world would end. Did it matter how it happened?
Paul began his prepping quest by purchasing ten acres an hour and a half outside of Asheville. It had plenty of small animals and a creek running through the middle. He then transported an unused cargo container to the land and buried it. This was the toughest part of the plan because it required heavy equipment. Next, he dug out a staircase and installed a steel door at the entrance. Finally, he furnished it with a mix of modern comforts and survival essentials.
Almost every weekend, Paul trekked to his underground sanctuary and made improvements. He also planned his bugout strategy. When the end of the world hit, he figured he needed to be safely hidden in his home within two and a half hours, a time he had achieved with this latest trip. Everything was set, and Paul could finally relax. He was prepared.
Paul slumped down on his futon and considered playing a movie or cracking the bottle of Jim Beam whiskey he stored in a special cabinet, but he shook off the urge. Those things were the rewards and comforts he’d enjoy after the world ended. His fingers rubbed the top of the Bible, something he planned to read cover to cover once the global economy cratered. He’d have plenty of time then to discover his spiritual side, but not now. Something else needed to be done. Something he’d missed.
The biggest mistake a prepper can make is assuming he had everything covered. This was the lesson taught by Yannis, the guru of the prepping world. He was so well-known within the doomsday community; he only went by one name. The guy was sharp as a whip and could live off the land, if necessary, but he preferred a more sophisticated lifestyle, so he created a luxurious cave that contained backup systems for all his backups. Food, water, shelter, and electricity were all taken care of, and it was projected that Yannis could survive ten years comfortably after the apocalypse. His famous blog titled “ABP” stood for Always Be Preparing. It was a motto Yannis lived by and something Paul aspired to, but as he sat in his bunker after the relentless hike, fatigue set in. He didn’t want to think about prepping or his bugout strategy. He wanted to just be.
Paul tilted his head back onto the futon’s cushion, and a loneliness crept into his mind. All his prepping left little time for relationships. He dated off and on in college, but it was never anything serious. It wasn’t like his high school sweetheart, Kristin Summer. They dated junior and senior year, but then Paul broke it off when his father got sick. Paul couldn’t focus on romance, and he knew the relationship wouldn’t have worked when he left for school 1,500 miles away. It still hurt when he learned from a friend that Kristin started dating Derek Gorman, an old classmate Paul hated. It hurt even more when he found out they had gotten married.
After college, Paul joined a couple of dating sites, but he hadn’t used them in over two years. Most women wouldn’t understand his prepping lifestyle, at least that’s what he feared, so he rejected dating before anyone could reject him. But most wasn't all, and with eight billion people on the planet, there had to be someone for him. Almost without thinking, Paul pulled out his phone and opened “My Match,” the site where he’d had the most luck. His profile still had a photo from his early banking days. He was clean shaven with a naïve smile. The face staring back in the picture differed greatly from the bearded survivalist he’d become. Would anyone consider a relationship with the new Paul? Only one way to find out. He snapped a selfie, uploaded it, and then updated his hobbies with the first being “prepping” followed by “survival skills training.” He finished by pressing the button that showed he was actively looking for someone. All he had to do now was wait.
After spending the night in his bunker, Paul checked the dating site in the morning. No response. “It was a stupid idea,” he told himself, and stuffed his phone back into his pocket. He locked his container and returned home.
Over the next two weeks, Paul received zero requests for a date. He didn’t even receive a message from anyone to start a conversation and test the waters. “Shake it off, dumbass,” he said alone in the confines of his cottage-style home. “The world is going to end, anyway.” He clenched his jaw and did what he always did. He researched more ways to survive. Paul poured over blog posts and imagined worst-case scenarios. How could his water be contaminated? Maybe he should bury some caches of water. What if someone finds his shelter? Maybe security cameras were needed. What if he gets lonely in his shelter? No ideas came to mind.
After his eyes got tired from reading, Paul clicked out of his browser, and the list of all his apps stared at him. For reasons unknown to him, he opened Facebook, something he hadn’t done for months. There were a handful of notifications and a couple of friend requests sent weeks ago. His heart raced when he saw the name of one—Kristin Summer. When he accepted, he saw she was on-line right then.
Should he message her? Would that be weird right after accepting her request? But wasn’t it weird that he hadn’t responded for several weeks? He pulled up the messenger and typed. “Hey. Sorry for the delay in accepting your request. Hadn’t been on Facebook in a while. Been busy. Hope you and Derek are well.”
He curled his lip in disgust as he typed Derek’s name and considered deleting it, but he took the moral high ground and hit “send” with his message unaltered.
Kristin Summer. Just the thought of her name brought a smile to Paul’s face.
The sound alerted Paul to a response, which he read out loud. “Hey Paul. Good to hear from you. Derek and I divorced a little over a year ago. It was rough at first, but it was for the best. How are you?”
Paul’s eyes widened with shock and excitement. He couldn’t believe Derek was so stupid to let Kristin go. Paul could at least blame their breakup on his father’s illness. His fingers prattled away on the keyboard. “Things are amazing.” He stopped typing. That was a lie. Should he pretend like things were great or should he be honest and tell her about his prepping and the end of the world? Neither option sounded appealing. He tapped the keys without writing until he settled on something uncontroversial.
“Working at Trinity Bank in Asheville. It pays the bills. Where are you?”
Within a minute, the sweet sound of the notification binged. “I’m not too far away in Durham. If you’re ever in town, let me know.”
If you’re ever in town, let me know.
Paul couldn’t believe his eyes. Was Kristin asking him out? He shook his head. Nah, she’s probably just being polite. But maybe. If there was any chance, he had to find out. He chewed his lip and deliberated his next response. Fortune favors the bold, he told himself. Then he remembered Matt Damon telling people that in the now infamous commercial for FTX months before its collapse. When that occurred, Paul thought it was the beginning of the end, and he lived in his bunker for two days before emerging and finding the world still intact.
Paul clenched his fist. It was still good advice, and he had to try. Almost involuntarily, he typed, “I’ll be there tomorrow afternoon. If you want to get together, let me know.” His finger hit send before he could talk himself out of it. There was no qualification in the message. No waffling or hedging. It was clear Paul wanted to see Kristin. The only question now was whether she wanted to see him.
The next ten minutes felt like ten days. Paul paced back and forth with his hands over his head, and he glanced at the monitor every few seconds, just in case his ears had missed the notification alert.
There was nothing.
A dark depression filled the room. Why had he gotten his hopes up? What was the point, anyway? The world was going to end.
Paul leapt to the computer and his eyes widened with each word he read. “How about a lunch at The Fig Tree Restaurant on 7th?”
People overuse the word literally, but Paul at least felt like his jaw was literally on the floor. He had a date with Kristin Summer, the one woman he had loved. His hands rattled away at the keyboard. “See you at 1 tomorrow.”
“Holy crap,” he muttered to himself.
Panic replaced his excitement when he imagined sitting down and talking to Kristin. What would he say? “Hey Kristin, what have you been up to? Oh me? I’ve been working at a job I hate and planning for the end of the world.”
He drifted into the bathroom and stared at the scruffy character in the mirror. Paul could only cringe at the thought of Kristin’s reaction upon seeing him. She might not recognize the bearded loner who resembled Ted Kaczynski more than the short-haired, clean-shaven teen she last saw.
Only one thing to do.
Paul had to prepare. He opened a drawer and pulled out a pair of clippers. He began trimming his beard and mustache as short as the clippers would allow. Next, he applied a generous amount of cream and shaved all of it off. Paul smirked at the young man hiding under the shabby beard, but it still wasn’t enough. He set the guard on the clippers to a four and began shaving his head. In college, Paul cut his own hair to save money, and the skill came back to him quickly. He dropped to a three and worked in a fade on the sides and then finished with a two. Paul turned to the left, then to the right, and assessed his work. Not bad.
Next thing to prepare was his outfit. Paul slid the door of his closet open and evaluated his choices. A banker’s suit was too stuffy, and his mountain man denim was too hermit inspired. He yanked the clothes aside and climbed deeper into the recesses of his wardrobe until he found a nice buttoned-down shirt and a dark pair of slacks. It gave just the right vibe of successful and stable, while not trying too hard to impress, even though that was his precisely his goal. Paul laid the selection on the chair by his bed. Durham was a three-and-a-half-hour drive away, and he wanted to make sure he got there with time to find parking, and maybe use the restroom. He set the alarm on his iPhone for 6 a.m. That would give him plenty of time to take a shower, have breakfast, and get dressed.
There was no chance of falling asleep easily. His mind raced with thoughts, questions, and various scenarios about what the day would bring. To relax, he poured himself a double whiskey, which he downed with a single slurp. He poured another and sipped.
Kristin Summer. He shook his head, still in disbelief.
As the effect of alcohol set in, Paul laid down on his bed and shut his eyes. Tomorrow would be a good day.
Paul slipped into a deep, satisfying sleep until his mind jolted him awake. It was past 6 a.m. He didn’t know how he knew. He just knew. Paul had slept through his alarm. He snatched his phone off the nightstand, but it was out of battery. He checked his watch and saw it was 7 a.m. There was still time to get to Durham.
Paul jumped out of bed and into the bathroom. He flicked on the light switch, but nothing came on. Paul toggled it on and off, but the outlet was dead.
Police sirens wailed in the distance. Paul meandered out of his house and onto the front lawn. Aside from the sirens, there was an uneasy stillness. Paul’s neighbor Kurt ran out from his home with two suitcases that he flung into the trunk of his car.
“Kurt. What’s going on?” Paul asked.
“Fort Knox was bombed. All the gold was obliterated. And something happened to the electricity and the internet. They shut it down.”
“I don’t know, man, but it’s not good. No one has access to news, no money, nothing.”
“Where are you going?” Paul asked.
“I don’t know. Somewhere isolated. I’m just hoping there are no more bombings or other attacks.” Kurt jumped into his car and sped away.
This was it. The world was ending. All of his preps were about to pay off. But what about Kristin? Paul didn’t want the world to end. If he tried to get Kristin, there was no chance he could reach his shelter before things get hairy. Plus, there was no way he could find her. He didn’t have her address, and she might have already left Durham for somewhere safe.
Paul forced himself to focus on his plan. This was what he had prepared for. He dashed back inside and changed into his camouflage gear, grabbed his bugout bag, and then sprinted to his truck. He drove through his neighborhood and reached the main road. His shelter and plans were to the left. Kristin and the unknown were to the right. The whites of Paul’s knuckles flared as he gripped the steering wheel. Now was not the time to waffle. He turned left and hit the accelerator.
Paul gritted his teeth and raced down the street. Keep going. Keep going. He urged himself on. Almost involuntarily, his foot slammed on the brakes. Paul couldn’t do it. He’d planned for the worst all his life, and while he sat alone with the engine idling, he had to admit the truth. He’d lived all his life in fear.
Paul yanked the wheel and turned around toward Durham.
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2023.05.29 00:45 Puzzled-Delivery-242 Looking for stereo speakers for tv and series x.

I'm trying to solve a problem. I'm not looking forward great quality speakers pretty much anything as good as the tv is fine. The problem is the air conditioner forces us to turn the tv up really loud. Not a huge issue. I was thinking we could get two speakers and put one on each side of the couch. But apparently Id need a receiver as well? Thanks for the help in advance.
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2023.05.29 00:06 Puzzleheaded-Fill912 I tried products for the first time and it was a hot mess. Hair is stringy and greasy. Help please. 2c hair (I think)

I tried products for the first time and it was a hot mess. Hair is stringy and greasy. Help please. 2c hair (I think)
The first pic is before any product/microfiber hair wrap & air dried - the second two pics are after products/microfiber hair wrap/air dry.
My hair is very fine and damaged and incredibly frizzy! After using the products my hair was greasy looking and stringy, still had frizz too. Also no cast formed with the gel. What am I doing wrong? My hair is falling out/very damaged from using heat tools so I want to start loving my natural hair but it’s proven difficult.
The routine/products I used (and in this order) were:
Kerastase resistance shampoo (blue bottle)
Camille rose curl love leave in conditioner
Boucleme curl redefining gel
microfiber hair wrap
Products I have but haven’t tried yet: Wakati conditioning mist Redken curvaceous lotion
Any advice much appreciated!
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2023.05.28 23:45 maiden-lane Trip Report: 7 Days in England in May (Cotopaxi Allpa 35L)

Hi everyone, just returned from my first one bag experience in England (London, Bath, Cotswolds). I think it was a positive experience and I'll definitely one bag as much as I can in the future!





Self-care, First Aid

Overall Comments

What I didn't miss
Luckily, I was traveling on a new Boeing 787 so it was quiet enough that I didn't have to bring my usual pair of noise cancelling Bose headphones. I also chose not to bring a water bottle, rain jacket, and umbrella. I thought I would probably buy a plastic water bottle anyway; I got one at the hotel, so I just used that. For the rain jacket and umbrella, I reasoned that if it rained, my jacket and bags were weather resistant enough to get me from point A to point B without being soaked; I also did bring a pair of waterproof shoes so that was taken care of. The weather ended up being very nice as well so no rain gear was needed despite rain showing on the forecast before I left.
What I didn't end up using
I didn't end up using pads/tampon, most of my medicine, the energy chews, nor the blazer. I also had underwear to spare (planned). London does feel rather more formal than say, New York, but I think if you present neatly and stick to more casual places it'll be fine. I went to a stuffy Michelin starred restaurant in all black (including Patagonia fleece and black On shoes) and no one batted an eye. Nonetheless, except for the blazer, I feel like I will still continue to pack these things because the people I was traveling with had to use bandaids, needed the eyedrops, etc... and I didn't want to worry about having to wash underwear.
Things I wished I brought
I wished I brought along my flip flops. Some hotels do not give slippers and I'm just naturally suspicious of the cleanliness of hotels even if they are rated well.
Overall Thoughts
It was my first trip with the Allpa 35L. It did take me some time to figure out how to pack and wear it, but by the end of the trip, it was very comfortable. I also really liked the zipper loops that make it harder for people to open your bag, really gave me peace of mind when traveling through crowded locations. I think my experience would have further improved if I had gotten true compression organization bags.
I will also note that I did see only two other people with Cotopaxi Allpas Del Dias (the colorful ones) which while cute I think it does unfortunately signal tourist/backpacker in the places I visited at least. I live in the American Midwest where Cotopaxi is pretty common so if I saw someone walking down the street with one of their bags I wouldn't assume they are traveling necessarily. If it's important to you to remain more inconspicuous and have a Cotopaxi, probably get a black or brown one.
For the data plan, I used the 7 day plan from Holafly, unlimited data. It's one of the few unlimited data plans, and I knew I was going to use a lot of data so that's why I chose this. At the end of the trip, I had used about 5gb. The only caveat was that you only get 4g data, but honestly the speed was totally fine. Other data plans I saw were about the same price but you only got 2-3gb of data at 5g speeds. Also, I was traveling with someone who lived in the UK who used Vodafone, and quite often I had signal when they did not, so I think Holafly coverage is pretty good. The only thing is that for some reason coverage on the Heathrow tarmac was really bad, so it was pretty worrying when I landed and I tried to activate it and not going through... but that was literally the only time the signal was bad.
Randomly, I had to call the hotel, which you can't do on the Holafly plans (data only). However, I have a Google Voice number and had filled it with credit years ago, so I was able to call through data. The rate was $0.01/minute and I had like $9.00. If you think you might need to call non-emergency numbers, you could look into making a Google Voice number and adding some small credit. There's probably other ways too but I just already had the credit.
I thought I might have needed to do laundry at some point, so I checked if my hotels had one-day laundry. In the last hotel I stayed in, it said it did not, but they actually did--so if stuff like that is important to you, you might consider asking. For the first hotel, I decided to go with a nice 5-star hotel, which actually provided me with water bottles, a tube travel detergent, and a full-size lint roller... overall I thought it was a good choice because then I got a bunch of stuff that I didn't need to pay for and set me up for the next days of traveling.
If you've made to the end... congratulations & happy to answer any questions.
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2023.05.28 23:27 edencliff troubleshooting question

troubleshooting question
Have been looking to replace my portable tape playeradio n got this for cheap. The radio works but something up while playing the cassette. It spins / all the mechanics seem to function but no sound either out of the internal speaker or with headphones. Possible the little wire sticking out by the buttons is the issue? I tried looking for a manual of this model online but no luck. Any thoughts for troubleshooting? Thank you!
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2023.05.28 22:08 ChristSofty Macbook Air M1 and iMac 2017 elgato HD60s difficulties. Any solutions?

Hi, I’ve been in quite a frustrating situation. I used to stream on my 2017 iMac with an Elgato HD60s over a year ago. Since then, my iMac has been really running slow and doing whatever it wants. I bought a Macbook Air M1 for university in 2021.
I recently wanted to stream again and I’ve only found that the HD60s isn’t supported for M1 Macs. I tried a lot of troubleshooting with no avail.
Any tricks or solutions to have my elgato be recognized on my M1 mac? Or is it possible to optimize my iMac so it works fine to stream console gaming?
I know there ain’t no miracle solution, but hey why not. Thanks in advance!
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2023.05.28 22:04 Ok_Tell2021 Summer baby

Hi all
I’m a FTM expecting early august. It’s going to be HOT! My dear husband has been great about educating himself and has gotten really into Dr. Harvey Karp (world famous doctor and the creator of the snoo) and his work. My husband is very into the idea of swaddling and I am…not. It scares me to be honest. I have been very anxious this entire pregnancy and do anticipate having a nasty case of PPA (I’m in therapy) so it’s hard to tell what thoughts are anxiety and what is legitimate reasonable fear.
I do not want to ban my husband from swaddling our baby as that seems extremely unreasonable. This is especially true if the baby responds well to swaddling. There are already quite a few things I am banning and he’s going to be a parent too with opinions that should be respected (just as he has respected mine).To be clear he wants to try swaddling with a light muslin swaddle blanket, he is not very interested in sleep sacks. If the baby hates swaddling then no big deal, he will not force it.
My question is for summer moms with newborns. Did you swaddle? Were you concerned about the heat at all? Is it safe to swaddle in the summer?
I am concerned about the heat plus the swaddle. We do not have central air but we will have an air conditioner in the bedroom with the baby so I’m hoping the room will stay pretty cool.
Thank you for all your wisdom!
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2023.05.28 21:56 pilotneighbor Dual Zone Nightmare

Dual Zone Nightmare
I recently moved into an 1800 sqft home in Michigan and have a 2-STAGE GAS-FIRED WARM AIR FURNACE.
It is a zoned system and there is an air conditioner outside.
When I first moved in, the heat stopped working and HVAC professionals replaced the exhaust vent blower motor.
I remember him explaining that the motor wasn’t changing speeds properly and it was causing it to overheat, which resulted in the malfunction/no heat.
All was perfectly fine the whole winter until I went to try the air conditioning.
Flipped the thermostat to cool, and nothing happened - heard a loud buzzing noise from the electrical box containing the wires for the “DuoZone” (zoned vents).
I quickly turned it off and I’m planning on calling someone out next week to look at why the air isn’t working.
But here’s the weird part:
This morning when the heat kicked on, the motor quickly went to the highest motor and was blowing harder than I’ve ever seen it blow (sometimes this happens at the last stage of heating before it turns off), but it just felt wrong - especially after the buzzing from trying the AC.
Not looking for anyone to solve, but at least prepare me with any thoughts or information before the HVAC professional comes
I’m including as many photos as possible - let me know if there’s anything else I can share or explain and I appreciate your help!!!!
I should note: the reason I titled this dual zone nightmare is because i feel like my setup with the dual zone vent system is unnecessary and only allows more room for errors and failures. I came from a house where the furnace was much more straight forward and I don’t know why anyone would want to make their setup so complicated
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2023.05.28 21:55 Accomplished_Dig3699 Every death in the series(that I could remember)

3 Deaths
• Unnamed Cat(Killed Offscreen by ricky, later thrown in a lake)
• Unnamed Guy that was next to patrick lewis(presumably killed by Ricky and julian)
• Patrick Lewis(unsure about him, possibly bled out to death)
Season 1
2 Deaths
• 7th grader(killed by Cyrus when he himself was in 7th grade)
• Julian's Grandmother(died to natural causes Offscreen)
Season 2
0 Deaths
Season 3
0 Deaths
Season 4
1 Death
• Conky(killed by julian after singing to him)
Season 5
1 Death
• Ricky(dies from a heart attack, quickly revived by Lahey)
Season 6
0 Deaths
Season 7
1 Death
• Conky(drowned by Bubbles in a river)
Season 8
3 Deaths
• Orangie(killed by smoking with ricky)
• Talko("mulched" After being trapped in a air conditioner)
• Donna(mentioned to be mauled to death by a bear)
Season 9
0 Deaths
Season 10
0 Deaths
Season 11
0 Deaths
Season 12
0 Deaths
Season 1
8 Deaths
• Jim Lahey(swooped away by a "shithawk)
• 3 Russian Astronauts(launched out into space by ricky, presumably died)
• Juan Pablo Peña(killed by 2 other gang members, found by the boys)
• 2 gang members(killed each other in a standoff)
• Conky 2.0(shot by ricky)
Season 2
1 Death
• Ricky(killed by himself after smoking in a Coffin, quickly revived by Corey)
Comment If I miss anyone
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2023.05.28 21:38 r3crac ALIEXPRESS Deals (28.5.2023)!

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2023.05.28 21:15 The_Curvy_Gentleman Cloudy 10 gal tank

I have 1 male Betta, 3 kuhli loaches, 2 pygmy Cory's, a "Mickey mouse" and 2 other little tropical guys (sorry I don't know the names, I inherited this tank)
I have a Topfin MF20 internal filter, a heater and a tiny air bubbler, 4 tiny plants (again don't know the name)
My ph is 6.5, ammonia is 0 nitrites 0 and nitrates are 5
Temp sits at 78F I have led lights on for 8 hours a day
Since about 2 weeks after I got the tank(I've had it about 5 weeks it has been consistently cloudy, I had a ramshorn snail, a mystery snail and a panda Cory all die on me. I've vacuumed the gravel, weekly 10% changes and just last weekend I broke down and did a 70% change. I use Seachem prime water conditioner and Nutrafin Cycle to bacteria. I tried raising my PH with PH up but my PH would just drop back down to 6.5 after a day or so
I'm at a loss as to what to do anymore, my local fish store suggested a aqua clear HOB filter and some shrimp (I also have a fair bit of algae) I don't know if that will fix my issue or if I'm doing something wrong
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