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2023.06.07 14:13 hearden Golden Vault Conversion: The Murkmire Malevolence (1st-level)

It's been awhile since I played this so this post is quite delayed, but I'm here now with my deeper dive into setting the Golden Vault adventures in Wildemount.
Anthology Conversion (original post)
I'll be covering the following sections — Location, Lore, Experience, Future, and Resources — for the 1st-level adventure, The Murkmire Malevolence.

“You’ve got to steal the Murkmire Stone and bring it back so I can save the city!”


I like the Varkenbluff Museum of Natural History being in a big city — it makes sense for them to then have the resources available to magic-ward the building in the various ways we see in the adventure. A smaller city could have such a museum, but a large or small town definitely not.
For examples of such cities, I recommend Rexxentrum, Zadash, Nicodranas, Port Damali, Rosohna, or Uthodurn.
My personal preference, as well as where I set this the two times I ran it, is Rexxentrum. I just like how having it in the Empire opens up the possibility of tying Cerberus Assembly stuff into it, including Dr. Dannell's involvement and the museum's arcane traps and workings.


With that in mind, this section isn't necessary, but if you're looking to give some flavor to the adventure to make it feel more immersed in the world, as opposed to just a drop-in module, then there's a lot to work with.
Dr. Cassee Dannell, first of all, could be an archaeologist who works for the Soltryce Academy, Hall of Erudition, or the Marble Tomes Conservatory, both being arcane universities. I would say the Cobalt Soul Archives don't work in this case since they're not as much an arcane-focused organization.
Curator Alda Arkin could just be a freelance fence working independently, but she could also be a Myriad fence, using the museum as her cover.
If you're not using the Golden Vault as your group's patron, mages who're interested in the Murkmire Stone — such as Doolan Tversky, Yussa Errenis, Vess deRogna, or Essek Thelyss — could either be hiring the party to grab the stone for them or could be the ones funding the stone's safekeeping for the gala... and then perhaps Alda sneaks it away after the gala to be delivered directly to them. Who knows!


I ran this adventure twice with two different groups. It was pretty straightforward, hence why this post is on the shorter end compared to my other conversion posts. A lot of the additions I made were simply flavor ones, having the PCs know certain NPCs already or being familiar with the museum using the given hooks or expanding on an NPC's written personality to include a brief backstory that helped make them feel less one-dimensional (especially for an adventure that has so many named NPCs).
The two groups I ran were for a oneshot with 5 players and for an anthology series side campaign with 2 players. Both were set in Rexxentrum with the same NPCs quirks and backstories.
The oneshot group was first, so I learned from all of my mistakes with them. Party was warlock, monk, Draconic sorcerer, artificer, and rogue.
I had had their meeting with Dannell in the morning, as the book said, but since the gala was at night, they took that as an opportunity to go around the museum during business hours (the Gemstone Wing was, of course, closed and cordoned off). That let them get the layout of the museum before the gala, as opposed to having to attend the gala and plan at the same time.
Hilariously, the warlock kept trying to get in with the guards as a new hire but wouldn't back down even when the guards told her that Alda hired guards directly herself, so there was no such "job posting" asking for new hires. This almost busted their recon period since Alda got suspicious when one of the guards came to her office saying that the warlock was claiming to be a family friend, too, but eventually Alda got busy and ignored this after telling the guards to shoo the warlock off.
The party left themselves an escape rope hanging from the skylight (the rogue had climbed the building from the outside during the recon portion) and then hid in the bathrooms or the supply closets after the gala.
I accidentally skipped over the part where the animatronic doesn't attack anyone and just jumps downstairs to wreak havoc. Sureth died in this oneshot because she was standing 5 feet away from the animatronic when the artificer activated it from the other side then quickly backed up. The animatronic crit on her, but she got revived at the end of the story by the Golden Vault cleaning things up.
The warlock also was knocked unconscious because (since I hadn't sent the animatronic downstairs and the party was in hiding watching Maryam and the guards fight it) she fled downstairs to create a distraction, and the guards down there knocked her out. She was arrested but I had their Golden Vault handler come by and talk her free.
On the bright side, the artificer did end up in a relationship with Dr. Dannell, who he came into the adventure having an established crush on, so that was cute.
In the wrap-up, we established that the party convinced Dannell to quit her association with the Soltryce Academy and go do research and similar work for the Golden Vault. The museum was shut down for investigation by the Cerberus Assembly and the Crown, and its future of ever being open again was put into question because of the havoc that'd been caused by the animatronic killing Sureth.
In terms of runtime, that group did 6 hours with 1 hour debrief, 3 hours prep, and 2 hours heist/combat.
The anthology group was second and only had two players, so I extra scaled everything down (removed half HP from everything). Part was Clockwork Soul sorcerer and rogue.
Same thing happened with the "early meeting" and "late gala" prep time — they wanted to go in during business hours to recon because there was still a whole day to kill. I've been recommended that, perhaps, the DM should skip from the meeting to the gala immediately, but I think that players might still say "hey, we had all of those hours to kill, we could've been doing recon then, too". In that case, maybe it'd be for the best that Dannell meets with them shortly before the gala so that there's no time to really do separate recon.
The sorcerer and rogue pretended to be on a date, and since this is an anthology connected to my campaign, we had a lot more stuff to work with. (The players were controlling NPCs-turned-PC-sheets that they've met before and are allies with in the campaign; the anthology is basically "what were these characters doing while y'all were not with them?") My favorite part being that they were both nobles, so I played off the idea that everyone knew them... which then made them have to work around the fact that people knew their faces so they couldn't be too suspicious since it'd be too easy to catch and identify them.
The rogue was the eldest child of Watchmaster Brunda Gleshin (and the black sheep of their family), so I had them know Maryam as a former Watch captain who'd retired to take on private museum security (it pays better than law enforcement). There was a lot of snarky back and forth between the rogue and Maryam because of that once they had gone up to scope out the second floor. This was my favorite interaction:
Micha: We'll leave you alone, but nice to see that you've taken up this... position.
Maryam: Mhm.
Micha: I'm sure my mother is very proud of you.
Maryam: Can't say the same for you.
They also set the skylight up for later, mingle at the gala (Watchmaster Gleshin is there, much to the rogue's chagrin), and then make their leave. But they don't actually leave and go in through the basement, fight the mimic, go into the records room and Alda's office and kill Marigold. Then they leave again and head up to the attic to wait for the museum's closing.
They'd previously tried to talk up some guards to see who they could maybe flip during the heist... but then when it comes time for them to come out of hiding, both of them discover that the guards have all changed positions so now the guard set-up they'd lifted is useless.
(This was fully because they chose to come in early and Maryam saw the rogue walking around during normal business hours, so she went and tipped off Alda right before the gala. I thought it was a nice touch since the rogue was acting real cocky and it further emphasized their bad reputation for being a troublemaker around town, that any Crownsguard who knew them would automatically think they're up to something.)
At the end of the day, both heists were successful, although the oneshot group definitely had more chaos going on, likely due to the number of players and the fact that I'd missed the line about the animatronic not causing real people damage. The oneshot group swapped the stone for the replica while the anthology players swapped the stone for a sack of ten pounds of adventuring gear... because it was "more fun". When I pointed out that that meant they'd probably know that the sorcerer and rogue did it since they were the only adventurers casing the museum earlier in the day, the rogue replied, "Yeah. We want them to know! They can't catch us. With what proof?"
I also found that Cassee was popular to flirt with. I mean, she's a dorky archaeologist, so I guess that was written in the stars already. In the oneshot group, as aforementioned, the artificer ended up dating her, but in the anthology group, the rogue tried to flirt with her and ask her out for dinner... but she declined because they were way too boisterous and high energy for her. (In comparison, the artificer from the other group was also shy and quiet like her, so she appreciated that... and his starting hook was knowing Dannell through academics, so there was that.)


There's already future hooks discussed in this adventure, so I won't repeat those. However, I think because of the huge amount of named NPCs in this adventure, there's a lot of opportunities to reuse them later on, especially if you're running the adventures as connected like I am for my anthology group. Could be a nice callback.
The museum guards, if the museum is shut down, could reappear as guards in a later adventure, showing that they had to find somewhere else to work.
Alda Arkin, if her fencing was never discovered, could rise up to do bigger work and be involved with a later heist, such as Masterpiece Imbroglio.
Even Dr. Dannell herself could reappear in a later adventure that has to do with arcane magic or weird creatures (perhaps Markos Delphi has correspondence with her about eldritch horrors?).
I'm currently playing with the idea that Franceena, who the anthology rogue gave the business card of their dueling academy they run to, could have gone and taken those dueling lessons and become stronger over time, reappearing in a mid tier adventure (Vidorant's Vault?) as part of a rival crew. I haven't implemented it yet since I'm also considering using the Thieves' Gallery from Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves as a rival crew, but who knows! It's fun to think about, regardless.
As a side note, I also love that Dr. Horthnar Stonecrusher shares a name with Torgja Stonecrusher of the prewritten rival crew. It could be that it's just a happenstance of having the same name, especially since they're both dwarves... but I think it could also be fun if they're related — maybe he's her father and he mentions at the gala how his daughter has run off with some 'petty thieves'? And then she appears later as part of the rival crew!
In addition, I didn't get to implement this because I thought of it after I'd run both games, but I had the idea of dropping foreshadowing objects in the displays to hint at later Golden Vault adventures (similar to the museum episode of Black Mirror, iykyk). These obviously can't all be the MacGuffins of the adventures because those MacGuffins have to be somewhere, but maybe they could be allusions to characters the players will encounter or locations they'll go to.


No third-party supplements were used in either of my runs of this adventure.
My Playlists: Gala / Heist / Combat


My rating for this adventure doesn't change from my original conversion post of the book.

8/10 - simple, effective, and meets all of the three pillars. The anthologies usually don't miss with the 1st-level adventures. I docked points simply because the flavor and setting was a bit predictable, but it makes sense to start an anthology with a classic museum heist.

Overall, it's still very fun, and both groups loved it when I ran it for how 'classic heist' it feels. It's got a lot of potential for future hooks
Hope you enjoyed, thanks for reading, and happy gaming!
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2023.06.07 14:12 lusided Interview with Rob Stead, Wrexham Club Photographer

You have seen the photos. On social media, matchday programmes, Wrexham AFC’s website. And you may have heard the name: Rob Stead (stead.photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).
In the enviable position of being one of the club’s photographers, Rob has a keen eye for capturing iconic moments and a flair for epic compositions, along with an easily recognizable style that stands out from the more customary sports photography.
Small details or bigger picture, Rob definitely has the propensity to be the right man at the right time in the right place—so, I reached out to him with a bunch of questions and he graciously sent me back a bunch of answers.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm 34 years old (about to turn 35) and currently reside in the beautiful North Wales with my young family. I'm a relatively new supporter of Wrexham AFC starting around 2017 when I joined the media team at the club. The first game I attended was a 2-1 victory over Boreham Wood, which of course is the same opponent that Wrexham played to secure promotion to the Football League. I am completely self-taught in photography but completed a media course in college and a performing arts degree at university.

When did you start taking photos and how did photography become your medium? What inspired you to pick up a camera?
I've had an interest in media ever since I can remember, but I took it seriously when studying in college and university.

What was some of your earlier work like?
My earlier work is a bit of everything (you can see if you scroll back through my Instagram page). I wanted to try out as many genres as possibly to see what I enjoyed most.

Who or what have been the most prominent artistic influences so far?
I really enjoy reportage/documentary photography. I'm not keen on posing photos, I prefer to stand back and take a natural shot of the moment.

How did you become a club photographer?
I originally applied to be a volunteer television camera operator at the club back in 2017 and had a fun few years doing that. When the club brought in a dedicated streaming team I decided to move pitchside to cover matchday photography. Previous to this I also was on hand to take photos when new players signed or new kits were released.

What have been so far the most challenging aspects of being a sport photographer?
Getting the shot! Especially if you are working on behalf of any newspapers. You don't want to be missing a crucial shot/goal celebration.

How do you capture the pace of the game? Having to move, follow the action and take photos all at the same time seems quite tricky.
I have a set location to shoot from at the matches and then swap to the other end at half-time. It's all about practice. You have 90 minutes to get a few decent shots so you have plenty of time to practice.

On match day, how your day looks like? What is the process? How many hours do you do?
For a 3pm kick-off match I typically arrive at the stadium at around 1pm to sign in. I then take in the surroundings of the stadium and await the players arriving to take some shots. I then cover the warm-ups and the players coming out of the tunnel. I then move to my position to shoot the first and second half. I send the photos that I take throughout the match to the admin team. I then leave after the post match interviews have been completed.

Can you tell us about your experience on April 22nd? How was before, during and after? Did you feel pressured to capture more moments than usual? How was it in the changing room? How was to hold the cup?
April 22nd won't be forgotten in a hurry! I was pretty confident the team could get over the line and clinch promotion as they have been so strong playing at home in front of the 10,000 strong. When the third Wrexham goal went in, we could relax a little bit before the final whistle which is not something a Wrexham fan can usually do! Following the final whistle, chaos ensued, but in a celebratory way. I managed to squeeze towards the tunnel area to get as many shots as possible before entering into the changing room. It was such a privilege to be in there observing and capturing the moments that followed (and rather wet!) - The trophy was heavier than expected, but such an honour after so many years of being so close.

Related to the previous question, did your experience as a club photographer change your view as a fan? And, on the opposite side of the coin, is it hard to get the perfect shot during a match because you are also excited as a fan? Or do you find yourself being somewhat more detached from the game (or focused in a different way)?
Unfortunately I have to remain somewhat detached from the game as it's going on otherwise I would probably miss the shot! Often I don't know if a shot has gone into the goal until I hear the crowd roar!

Do you edit photos during the game?
I do edit during the game as I need to get the photos up to the club admin team as soon as possible.

What are some of the most important skills for a sport photographer?
Being able to juggle many plates at once and being able to react at a moment's notice is key. Having an understanding of the sport is useful too as you can preempt the next play for example.

You have a very distinctive style—cinematographic, epic, dramatic and yet utterly intimate. You capture very public moments at the cusp of raw human emotion. How do you achieve that?
I couldn't possibly reveal my secrets! 😆

You have a family of your own. How do you balance your personal life with the demands of your position?
My family is very supportive of my position at the club and I can't thank them enough for the sacrifices they make for me to be able to attend regularly.

Have you ever had any accidents during a game?
Nothing to note as of yet! 🤞

Who is your favorite Wrexham AFC player?
It's a tough choice, but I would probably say Luke Young and the former player, Paul Rutherford. Both would give their all for the club and their work ethic is up there with the best I've seen.

What’s your equipment?
I currently use a Canon 1D X with either a 70-200mm or 17-40mm lens. I tend to edit my photos on my phone to begin with as it's a quicker way of submitting the photos to the club.
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2023.06.07 14:12 Jebinmel543 Feeling so sad

We had to rehome a dog we rescued because she was displaying increasing aggression toward our other dog. She was good playing with friends’ dogs in our yard but just seemed like she needed to be the only dog in the house. Our older dog was pretty miserable after we got her. He loves toys but we had to take all the toys away because the younger dog had resource guarding issues. We gave it a year of loving her, training her with the help of a trainer and getting her through heart worm treatment. We finally came to the devastating decision that we needed to rehome her. We spent over 4 months finding the right home for her while my older dog lived with my parents. We found a family who would be home with her 5 out of 7 days a week and who had the time and resources to give her an amazing life. They have a social media account where they post pictures of her truly living her best life.
The new owner texted me a question about something and also mentioned that they’re starting e collar training with a trainer because they’re struggling with her prey drive when outside. I feel so sad because I’ve read a lot about the negative consequences of e collars and how it can make a dog fearful or aggressive in unintended ways. I know they truly love this dog, so I tried to gently say why we personally decided not to use one. However, I feel like the owner probably took it as me telling her to parent (which I semi-get because I might feel the same way) and she hasn’t responded.
I haven’t stopped crying for the past day thinking about her being shocked, or worse, her becoming fear aggressive and then them not wanting to keep her. She is the sweetest dog with people and I miss her every day.
I don’t know why I’m posting this but basically just hoping someone will say she will be okay with the e collar training and she won’t be hurt and hopefully won’t become very fearful 😞
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2023.06.07 14:12 treatcare Children are getting depression victims from social media, help them in this way

Children are getting depression victims from social media, help them in this way
Social media has become an important part of everyone's life today. Even so, why not? How easy it has made the world of people. Through this, people can stay connected by staying in another country. Like two sides of the coin, social media has both good and bad aspects. It depends on us what we want to accept. Social media has both positive and negative effects. A recent research has revealed that excessive use of social media is making people mentally ill. The feeling of loneliness increases in these people. Not only this, people are suffering from many other health related problems besides insomnia and stress due to its addiction. Let's know what the study says about depression from social media.


Is social media really causing depression in people?

This research is published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers have claimed that symptoms of anxiety and depression start appearing in people who spend too much time on social media. He also said that when these people reduce their use of social media, the symptoms of depression also decrease.

Four thousand adolescents between 12 and 16 years of age were included in this study. Every year information was taken from these teenagers about how much time they spent on the digital screen. Along with this, he also noted how much time he spent on social media, TV, computer and video games separately.

Professor Patricia Conrad of Montreal University said that more research needs to be done on the ill effects of social media, so that they can be known in depth. Research revealed that teenagers are spending almost nine hours online, which is directly affecting their health. This is the reason that the level of depression among the youth is increasing.

According to a research conducted by the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, people who spent more time on social media showed signs of loneliness and depression. Jordan Young, the coauthor of this research, reported that depression and loneliness were less common among people who spend less time on social media.

143 students from University of Pennsylvania were included in this study. These were divided into two groups. In one group, there were those who continued to use social media as before, others were those who started using it to a extent. After three weeks, they were given half an hour a day to spend on social media. In this, 10 minutes were given for Facebook, 10 minutes for Instagram and 10 minutes for Snapchat. Researchers tracked the data usage of all these students' phones on how much time they spend on each app. The results of this study were straightforward. The group whose people spent less time on social media, their mental health was better than before. Signs of loneliness and depression were seen in people in the second group. Jordan Young stated that even though he was initially like him, the symptoms of depression were much less visible in him by reducing the use of social media.

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How to save children suffering from depression from social media

Depression and stress related diseases are becoming dangerous for teenagers. Do you know that a teenager is committing suicide every 1 hour 40 minutes. There are many changes in the body and mind of the child at this age. The average age of depression in children has been increasing in the last few years. In such a situation, you should also allow your children to stay in a range and use social media. Social media can reduce your child's chances of depression. For this, parents should interact with their children from time to time. Go on a holiday with the children and ask them to stay away from mobile during this time. If there are signs of stress in the child, then periodically communicate with them. Guide them properly in every problem.

Not only depression on social media increases the risk of fear of missing out

FOMO means sudden loss: It is also a brain disease associated with excessive use of social media. This problem is very common among the youth. In this situation your child feels nervous while attending social events. The party to which everyone is enjoying, appears to be a nervous side in that party. Foamo-infested teen feels the anxiety. She is scared of going to the social party. They stay connected with other people on social media. According to many research, people living with foam feel that the lives of others are better than them. This affects their physical and mental health. This leads to mood swings, feelings of inferiority, decreased self-esteem, loneliness and increased levels of depression.

Help children with depression and loneliness on social media

People need to be mentally healthy. So spend as much time with children as possible to relieve stress. If the child has any kind of tension, then convince the child to share it with you. It would be better to share all your troubles with someone outside.

The impact of social media is negative because people want to spend most of their time there. By this, they also think more right to share their things with the same unknown people. This can increase the dependency on their unknown person. The front can be good as well as bad. If your child is cheated there, it directly affects their mental health. Such people also start making distance from the society and they do not mind in any work. So always give your child the zone so that he can come and share everything with you. Many times, an attachment to social media can make them very lonely. It is better that you do not let them use social media more from the beginning. Apart from this, if you see any change in their nature or feel in stress, then try to know the reason behind it. Try to remove all the trouble of your child. Consult a doctor if needed.
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2023.06.07 14:11 melinakaytlyn It’s been 8 years…

On this day 8 years ago, I lost my dad. It’s been 8 years.
He was my absolute best friend and when he passed, my whole world just went crashing down.
I was 14… I haven’t been able to tell him all the amazing things that I’ve accomplished - middle and high school graduation, moving to a different state with no family support, getting my license, my own car, being engaged…
It’s never gotten easier.
I miss his kisses on the top of my forehead and his big bear hugs…
We had our ups and downs, but I don’t care. Today is such a difficult day and I’m not ready to handle it. I don’t think I can handle it. Every year I dread this day and it’s never gotten easier…
Dad… I miss you more than anything.
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2023.06.07 14:11 ManLegPower Anyone else issue with Skeletal Skirmishers and Mages sometimes?

For necromancer, the abilities I have allow me to summon 5 skirmishers and 5 mages at once. Sometimes when they die and I am reviving them, it won’t let me resurrect all of them, it gets stuck on 3 or 4, and resurrecting more with plenty of corpses on the ground kills the existing ones over and over but never get to 5 of each. Sometimes it happens to just mages, sometimes to just skirmishers, sometimes both at the same time. The only fix is to change the type they are, they all die then I can resurrect my full capacity of minions again.
Am I missing something here? Is there something happening I’m not aware of or is this just a bug? There are always plenty of corpses on the ground to resurrect them when this happens and this happens several times an hour.
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2023.06.07 14:10 MaXX5OOO looking for cheapest & best options given to ship internationally via forwarding service UK to USA/AUS

I have used a few forwarding services for japan to AUS/USA. i used buyee & fromjapan & FJ is one of the best i’ve used in terms of storage, as well as options for posting multiple items at a reasonable price.
Reason i bring them up is that i’m looking for the equivalent to them for a forwarding service for the UK to the USA/AUS.
I’ve only used forward2me & its ok but i really don’t like that it doesn’t give you an alternative option to ship items out other than using the bug three of UPS/FedEX/DHL which is fine for those wanting the items in like 2-7days, however using ONLY those aa an option means paying an expensive cost. For a signed photo & signed mini catalog its going to cost me 41 British pounds which is absurd for something so light when i’ve had items weigh more & bigger cost me cheaper if sent via royal mail.
Is there any forwarding service that has decent prices but also provides with options outside of those 3 companies as well as storage or am i SOL finding a forwarding service as decent as from japan? Any help and suggestions greatly appreciated thanks
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2023.06.07 14:10 thereddituser_com Is it weird to say you miss your ex (now friend) when you have a girlfriend?

So, I have this ex. We're friends. We didn't speak for two weeks and he texted me saying he misses me. I'm not sure if this is weird for him to do. We both see each other as just friends. Thoughts? This ex is a male and I am female.
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2023.06.07 14:09 paulhall1612 How difficult it might be for an Indian aged 34 in their first year of onsite job in Toronto to get a permanent residency and how long it might take?

I got 99.79 percentile in JEE Mains which means I would qualify for undergrad CSE in NIT Surathkal, one of the top NITs of India which is on par with the top 5 IITs. But I am 30 years old and when I finish my BTech CSE from NIT I would be 34. There are lots of CSE graduate students from NIT Surathkal who get onsite jobs in Canada, USA etc. If I manage to get onsite job in Toronto, Canada in 2027 at age 34, how probable it is for me to score a permanent residency there and how long it might take? I am worried that since Canada wants young skilled workers to become tax payers in Canada, it there a good probability for a 34 year who would start working in Toronto from 2027 that Canada would want some in their mid 30s become a permanent resident in Canada as a skilled labor?
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2023.06.07 14:07 Kind_Evening297 Is Sugarwish company legit?

I saw one of my facebook friends post about her job was hiring. They are hiring for customer service and data base entry. The pay starts at $20 hr and it's fully remote. I messaged said I was interested but then it got weird. She sent me a link through Telegram to apply for the job. I downloaded the application and texted them or the company saying I was interested in the job. I was very concerned so I started asking her questions like how long she worked with them and is it legit cause I never applied for a job this way. I never did remote either so I'm not sure on the process for those jobs. Later that day I saw 2 other girl's comment under her post saying how they both work for this company and it's great. Of course I went to the company site and they didn't have any openings so now 'm really unsure. did still go through it literally had a whole texting interview through Telegram. I started my interview at 4pm in the afternoon question didn't end until 7 pm by 7:30pm was told I got the job and to send my information like my name, address, email and phone number. Oh and picture of my ID so I did. It was mentioned that eventually I will have my and picture of my ID so I did. It was mentioned that eventually I will have my orientation via zoom until then telegram is going to be the main communication. It's now like 9 o'clock at night and they still texting me about the job mind you all equipment is included will be shipped. During the process they used words as in wont and grammar was a little off. The person I texted was Mrs.Sharon. I did reach out to my facebook friend who gave me the information about the job and she kept reassuring me that it is legit and I am safe. during the interview process, I did find it weird that they did ask me my telephone service and who do I bank with but did not ask me for any bank information. Now it is around nine 10 o'clock and Miss Sharon was telling me about the software is that I would have to use during the job and then I will have to purchase them which is gonna be $70. Then she asked me how would I like to pay for it? I can use cash app Zelle PayPal Apple Pay.That's when I got very iffy and I'm just not 100% sure about this anymore. they told me it wasn't a deadline to purchase the software but if I do take too long onto purchase this software but if I do take too long onto purchase this software program, then they will offer it the job to someone else is willing to pay. I do not know if anybody has experienced this or heard of this company. I'm just not sure what should I do. I'm really thinking about texting them telling them I do thank them for the time, but I would choose not to go this route, but I really don't wanna miss out on a great job opportunity either. They did send me an offer letter but the offer letter is stating that l'm full-time when I ask for part time because they are hiring for both. I did some research and I see there's a lot of articles about job scams through Telegram. But I'm just very uneasy about it just for the simple fact that I've been talking to those people since 4 o'clock yesterday all the way up until 10 o'clock at night which seems so crazy for a job. They did tell me they will mail over my equipment and the paperwork for my W-2 so I can fill it out. What should I do? Have anybody experienced this before?
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2023.06.07 14:06 ThrowRAhelpthetrust How do I (M20) earn back my partners (NB19) trust

Hi all, throwaway because my partner uses Reddit. To sum it up I’ve known my partner, Sam(fake name, for 5 years and we dated for a few years when we were younger but parted ways because honestly, I wanted a bit of freedom. This broke them, we’d been highschool sweethearts and at the time I was too immature to care and mostly just tossed them aside. It was scummy of me, I’ll admit it. About 6 months later I ended up meeting someone online through a gaming server, we got along well and we started dating for about a year, the thing is, she was in a different country. I loved her at the time but it slowly started to fade once I realised it’d never lead to anything. I honestly never stopped thinking about Sam and our past relationship, to sum up, I was a scumbag. They were dealing with some heavy mental disorders, we were both young and didn’t know what to do with eachother. I grew up, got better and learned how to be a better person, around September last year I reached out to Sam to apologise, we spoke everything over and they managed to forgive me which I’m grateful for. I started to fall for them as soon as we started talking again, all those feelings from my teens just rushed back into me and I saw them for who they were. The beautiful person I once loved, I felt shitty, I already had a partner and I was falling for my ex. Sam felt the same way, we were in a talking stage for a while where I admitted to Sam that I loved them but I wasn’t ready yet for a relationship. It was bullshit to cover up the fact that I had a partner but I loved sam too much to let them go. After 4 months of talking, Sam told me that if I didn’t date them they’d have to quit our talking stage. That they loved me but didn’t want to wait years for me to be with them. I did love them, I really did, more so than my partner at the time. I asked them out and we’ve been dating for 5 months. I felt nothing for my partner (let’s call her Jane) at the time, we were an online relationship and we never saw each other physically so I honestly didn’t consider it a real relationship. I was too cowardly to break it off with her as we shared mutual friends and I didn’t want to cut ties with them. When I was staying at Sam’s place, they saw a message from Jane saying how she loved me, Sam rightfully freaked out, sobbing and yelling that I cheated on them when I had to come out and reveal that I was cheating on Jane with them. I told them that I was too cowardly to leave her but I assured them that I loved them and not Jane. They said that they can’t fully trust me but still wanted to be with me which I’m so thankful for because honestly, they’re fucking perfect. The whole package, beautiful and funny, sweet and kind, the person I want to marry. When they saw the text I immediately blocked Jane and all associating friends, they meant a lot to me but in that moment I realised that Sam is my priority, that their friends are my friends and that they’re the one I care for most. Sam recently stayed over at my place, it’s still established that they don’t fully trust me, I don’t blame them but I desperately want to fix this. I love them more than anything and want to spend the rest of my life with them. Jane is gone, nothing to me anymore, I admit I’m a scumbag for it all but I need them to know that from now on it’s only them.
How can I slowly get them to trust me again? I love them so much and i want to prove it, I’m just at a loss for how I’d do it better than I am now.
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2023.06.07 14:05 Rik8367 wifi sync

I love my concept2 rower, however, I am really surprised there is not yet a PM5 or 6 that allows for syncing of exercise data via wifi. I don't have a smartwatch and when I exercise I really want to forget about my smartphone for a while, so bluetooth syncing to that is also not ideal.
Or did I miss something and is this planned / exists already?
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2023.06.07 14:03 Dry_Chapter479 Why I quit vrbo

After 7 years, I’m hanging up my boots.
I’ve noticed over the past 3 years, guests have become entitled , dishonest and rate us as harshly as they would a ritz Carlton hotel.
We keep a clean well furnished home. I’ve had guests complain about little things such as crumbs in the toaster. Recently I had a guest ask me to buy 4 specialty items just for her which I did. When she arrived, she asked me to buy her child a playmat and a thicker rug so there is more cushion for her child. I didn’t agree to the playmat but I did bring her an extra rug
She asked me for a 50% refund after she checked out and gave me a 1 star after I refused.
Additionally, there is so much competition driving down prices. It’s a race to the bottom and I’m not interested to rent my home at the same price I can literally rent it to long term tenants minus all the hassle and abuse by guests. So long to the scammers and nitpicks guests. I won’t miss it one bit
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2023.06.07 14:03 QuiscoverFontaine Two Strangers Far From Home

Merv’s dull clamour reaches always her first when she arrives, followed closely by the smell; the air dark with the press of tired bodies and smoke and camels. Nisa is grateful that money has no smell else the town would be unbearable.
As always the central market is a deafening forum of voices, every trader trying to argue their way to prosperity. A heaving throng of faces and languages and manner of dress, but all still people just like her. Citizens of nowhere but the roads, of only the spaces between cities.
Among them all, a man catches her eye. The red dust of the road is still caught in his dark hair, his manners conscious and practised, his clothing incongruous even here.
He and Nisa make their trades in fractured sentences with words borrowed from a language neither of them speaks with any fluency. Two strangers both so far from home. Purple dye and red lacquer, gold cloth and bronze mirrors, statues of gods she recognises exchanged for gods she doesn’t. Goods that have been already passed along a relay of dozens of hands passed on once more.
Nisa cannot quite say what it is about him. Perhaps it’s his patience, or that he doesn’t try to cheat her out of a fair deal like so many others. Perhaps it’s the way his expression lifts when his eyes meet hers. Or the way he returns her smile. Or that she allows his hands to linger too long on hers.
They linger after their business is complete, both lacking the words to articulate what lay between them. There is colour in his cheeks. Nisa’s heart is galloping in her chest.
It is months before she returns to Merv, arriving heavy with a cargo of gold, wine, raw glass and tempered expectations.
Nisa had thought of him often during her journey there and back again when she had nothing but time as her companion. What might be. The small, warm spark of possibility climbing up into a blaze then settling into low, glowing embers and then down to smouldering ashes.
It had been nothing, she convinces herself. Only a passing politeness and no more. He will have forgotten her in an instant, and she will never see him again. Small mercies.
And yet he is there once more. His face calls out to her from the shifting masses like a beacon, his eyes alight with his recognition of her.
And the sight of him again reminds her that dying embers can still light a fire.
Had he waited for her? Or is this fate?
‘Come with’ he whispers to her that evening, wrapping his warm hands around hers. And in that moment, she is tempted. This is the furthest east she has ever travelled, has never dared leave the familiar safety of Parthia. There is still much further to go.
But would be madness. She hardly knows this man, can barely speak to him. Besides, she has already sold on her Western goods; there will be no market for the heavy silks she just bought back where they came from.
‘Next time. Perhaps,’ she tells him, unsure whether she has missed an opportunity or avoided a mistake. He nods and presses her fingertips to his lips, and her doubts disappear once more.
There is no sign of him the next time Nisa returns. She searches through the markets while refusing to trade on her wares, fearful of stumbling into the same mistake as before. New caravans of traders arrive from the east every day, but his face is not among them.
Fate indeed.
What a fool she was to think that he alone might be something solid in a world where nothing is fixed in place. The cities forever full of unfamiliar faces, a different camel at every trading post, always carrying things she cannot keep with only a bag of mismatched coins from places she’s never seen to show for it.
She could give up, go back to Ctesiphon and its comfortable memories. But how long would that last, with the Romans eyeing its walls like hungry wolves, seeking to swallow it whole as they do everywhere else within their reach?
All she has now with any certainty is the same stretch of road back and forth and back again, and the point outside Nishapur where she buried her husband too many years ago.
And certainty in herself.
When the new day begins, cold and clear, Nisa packs her new camel with her unsold goods—the same eastern silk unpicked and rewoven to a fine sheer veil as if it were something new—and joins the next caravan heading east to Bukhara.
There are half a hundred reasons why she’ll likely never see her stranger again. No matter. There’s no use waiting.
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2023.06.07 14:02 mysteryman112211 AITA for being ivolved with a freind group that did something terrible

I (18m) and 3 other friends (c, 18m, d. 18m, and t, 17f) went to a nice ice cream place to give a farewell to one of our friends, as he is leaving this summer. In this ice cream place, I had suggested we sit down under the shade to avoid getting out ice cream melted, we sat a bench behind a family with a child that was severely autistic (I think but im not sure) and bound to a wheelchair. 2 of my friends, T and D started giggling at the boy and saying timmy (the character from south park). I had quietly laughed but had kept silent. My other friend, C had joined in laughing at the boy. I had told them shut up as none of the 3 friends had been doing this quietly. We slowly left the bench area to watch the mini golfers play and i had went to the side and talked to my friend, D. We kinda just bullshitted back and forth and he was telling jokes in which i was laughing at. The family comes over behind me while i am turned around, still laughing and the wife asks "are you laughing at my kid", and I responded with "No ma'am, i was laughing at a joke my friend here told me, I could tell you the joke if you'd like, but i must warn you, it is a joke some would take offense to". She declined and said "well its inappropriate to be making jokes like that while my family passes through" and i had turned to my freind and told him to pay attention to his surroundings, and he laughed it off, not thinking it was serious. After the family left, two of my frieinds, D and T left, leaving me and C. We mini golfed in almost silence until we started talking about that event. But we had then left after we finished the game. I had told my mother when i got home about the story, when she gets a call from my dad, asking if im wearing a tye dyed shirt, in which i was. I had then put 2 and 2 together and looked on our towns public forum, where i found a post about the 4 of us. I read through the post and discovered that of all of us in the group, wearing different colored shirts, i was pointed out as the boy in the tye dye shirt, and singled out as the main perpetrator. The lady had listed us as roudy, unapologetic teens, even though I apologized profusely. I had sent a paragraph long apology to the mother on facebook messanger, but had no response for over 4 hours. I then decided to send the same paragraph to her husband, who found my apology hollow, and hoped that i would sleep well knowing i was part of a terrible and heinous act.
What i would like to know though, is the main question. Do you think im the asshole?
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2023.06.07 14:02 OtherwiseOption2 GainfulMarkets.Com Review The Platform To Achieve Your Financial Goals

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2023.06.07 14:02 LuchanVoda Invalid course module ID

Hello, I have installed Moodle with a Master-Slave DB cluster. I have added an artificial lag between the master and the slave of 5 seconds, and when I try to create a new Chat in one course I get the following error:


Invalid course module ID
Debug info: SELECT id,course FROM {course_modules} WHERE id = ? [array ( 0 => '18', )] Error code: invalidcoursemoduleStack trace:

I am trying to use the "latency" in config.php with a value of 5.5 seconds (greater than the artificial delay) to simulate high load on the platform. However it doesn't seem to work as expected.
Any tips?
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2023.06.07 14:02 CatScratch_Meow Hair loss treatment?

Hi guys 👋 My sister has PCOS and ever since she was in herate teens/early twenties she's been losing hair. It really bothered her at first but now after a decade she has gotten used to it and doesn't care as much. Well, it bothers me. It makes me sad when she talks about how thick her hair used to be or how she always keeps her hair short because she can't stand it being long and whispy. Is there anything she can do about her hair loss? I suggested a wig, which honestly her hair isn't bad enough to where she would need one, but she absolutely hates the idea. She's tried another product that's applied to the hair and left on for hours before showering it off but it smelled bad and didn't work. Is there anything worth trying?
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2023.06.07 14:01 jmackxiii Remote Password Changing

Ok this is an odd one. Long story short we had to change our local admin account on some non domain joined PCs.. No big deal as we went through this with the domain joined ones.

Anyway I had a script that went in and changed the username, and secret name on the entries (like we did on the domain joined ones).. currently the account in the vault is live on the server with the matching password (we can RDP from the webui of the vault so we know it's correct)..
User is a local admin heartbeat (using the same account) is green, however when we go do a remote password change it fails, access denied.
User account CAN change it's password, the account is enabled, and a member of the local admin group. The password change function is set to "use credentials on secret" which do work for the RDP link so it's correct. Is there a local setting I am missing. I have a mix of 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022 servers and the only ones that it is now working on are the 2012. Anything newer is not working. It worked previously with the builin admin account
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2023.06.07 14:01 EdMarCarSe "Great Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Cause of Asian, African and Latin American Peoples Is Invincible", The Treatise published on the cccasion of the first anniversary of the death of Che Guevara in battle in the Eighth Issue of Tricontinental - by Kim Il Sung, October 8 of 1968.

https://aklatangbayan.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/great-anti-imperialist-revolutionary-cause-of-asian-african-and-latin-america-peoples-is-invincible.pdf [PDF]
It is nearly a year now since Comrade Ernesto Che Guevara, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and a true internationalist champion bom of the Latin American people, died a heroic death on the battlefield of Bolivia. The Korean people, together with the revolutionary peoples throughout the world, are commemorating the first anniversary of the passing away of Comrade Che Guevara, with a burning hatred for the enemy and in deep grief.
Che Guevara took the path of the sacred struggle to bring freedom and liberation to the peoples, holding aloft the banner of anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle early in his youthhood, and devoted his whole life to the revolutionary cause of the oppressed peoples.
Over a long period up to now since the curtain rose upon the prelude to the bloodstained history of modern bourgeoisie, in which the exploitation camouflaged by medieval religious and political illusions was replaced by a naked, shameless, direct and cruel one and man's dignity turned into an exchange value, numerous Communists and revolutionary fighters on the globe have shed their blood and laid down their lives in the midst of the revolutionary tempest to sweep away all that is obsolete and corrupt and reorganize the whole structure of society in a revolutionary way, to overthrow the upper strata of that cursed old society and prepare the cradle of free and happy, new society. Che Guevara dedicated his precious life to this sacred struggle and thus became an honourable member of the ranks of world revolutionary martyrs.
Che Guevara was an indefatigable revolutionary who was tireless in struggle and a true internationalist champion who was completely free from narrow nationalist sentiments. Throughout his life he showed a fine example of a steadfast revolutionary fighter and real internationalist.
Along with the Cuban revolutionaries led by Comrade Fidel Castro, Che Guevara unfolded a heroic armed struggle, thereby contributing greatly to crushing U.S. imperialism and the dictatorial regime of Batista, its lackey, and attaining the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. In 1965 Che Guevara, burning with revolutionary zeal, left the triumphant land of Cuba to move the arena of his struggle to a new outpost where manifold difficulties and stern trials awaited him. Everywhere he went in Latin America, he organized and mobilized the masses of the people to armed struggles against U.S. imperialism and its minions and fought bravely to the last moment of his life in the forefront.
The revolutionary activities of Che Guevara made a tremendous contribution to further consolidating the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and stepping up the advancement of the Latin American revolution as a whole.
The triumph of the Cuban Revolution is the first victory of the socialist revolution in Latin America and a continuation of the Great October Revolution in Latin America. With the Cuban Revolution emerging victorious, the Red banner of socialism now flies high over Latin America which was regarded as a hereditary estate of U.S. imperialism only until recently, and the socialist camp has extended to the Western Hemisphere and grown in strength a great deal. Today the Republic of Cuba which marches on firmly in the forefront of the Latin American revolution is the lighthouse of hope for the fighting Latin American peoples and throws the rays of victory on the road of their struggle. The triumph of the Cuban Revolution shook the colonial system of the U.S. imperialists to its very foundation in the Western Hemisphere and has thrown the whole Latin America into a revolutionary tempest, forcefully arousing the peoples in this area to the sacred struggle for independence and freedom. The triumph of the Cuban Revolution signified, indeed, the beginning of the disintegration of the U.S. imperialist system of colonial rule in Latin America, the stern judgment on U.S. imperialism which had exploited and oppressed the peoples in this area for a long period and its condemnation to ruin.
Consolidation of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution is not only an important problem which decides the life and death, the rise and fall of the Cuban people but also a key problem which sways the destinies of the general development of the Latin American revolution.
Revolution begins with brilliant successes in one country but undergoes a considerable period of painful throes. The countries whose proletariat has grasped power in the encirclement of international capitalism are not free from the danger of imperialist aggression and restoration of capitalism during the entire historical period of revolutionary transition from capitalism to socialism. The overthrown exploiting classes always attempt to recover their lost positions and foreign imperialists incessantly engage in armed invasion and intrigues and manoeuvres for political and ideological subversion.
The U.S. imperialists and the reactionaries of Latin America deeply hate and fear the very existence of the Republic of Cuba and are manoeuvring stubbornly and maliciously to stifle it. They are working hard to get rid of the Cuban Revolution so as to drive out the "spectre" of Communism haunting the Western Hemisphere and check the liberation struggle of the peoples which envelops Latin America like a prairie fire. While scheming to strangle Cuba by directly mobilizing then- armed forces, the U.S. imperialists are instigating the reactionary Latin American regimes of dictatorship under their domination and subjugation to bring political and economic pressure to bear upon Cuba in order to suffocate her with the policy of blockade.
For the attainment of the ultimate victory of the revolution, the peoples who have gained power in the encirclement of international capital, while reinforcing their own internal forces in every way, should receive solid support from other detachments of the world socialist revolution and should receive broad international assistance from the working classes of all lands and the oppressed peoples of the whole world. In other words, revolutions should take place consecutively in the majority of countries of the world, in several adjacent countries at the least, to replace imperialist encirclement with socialist encirclement, the barriers of imperialism that surround a socialist country should be torn down to open the path of turning the dictatorship of the proletariat into a world-wide system and an end should be put to the isolation of the socialist fortress of one country in the encirclement to form the strong ties of militant solidarity of the international working classes and the oppressed peoples of the world. Only then will it be possible to prevent completely armed intervention by the imperialists and their attempt to restore capitalism, and say that the ultimate victory of socialism has been secured.
As the forces of capital are international, so the liberation struggle of the peoples is an international movement. The revolutionary movements in individual countries are national movements, and constitute part of the world revolution at the same time. The revolutionary struggles of the peoples in all countries have the relationship of supporting and complementing each other and join together in one stream of world revolution. The revolution which has emerged victorious should assist the revolutions of those countries which are not yet triumphant with its experiences and examples and render active support to the liberation struggle of the world's peoples with its political, economic and military power, while the peoples in the countries which have not yet won the revolutions should struggle more actively to defend the victorious revolutions of other countries against the imperialist policy of strangulation and hasten victory for their own revolutions. This is the law of the development of the world revolutionary movement and the excellent tradition already formed in the course of the people's liberation struggle.
The Cuban Revolution is an organic part of the world revolution and, particularly, constitutes the decisive link in the chain of the revolution in Latin America. To defend the Cuban Revolution and to consolidate and follow up its victories is not only the duty of the Cuban people but also the internationalist obligation of the oppressed peoples of Latin America and all the revolutionary peoples of the world. Just as the defence of the gains of the October Revolution in Russia which made the first breach in the world capitalist system was an important question decisive of the fate of the development of the world revolution, so the defence of the gains of the Cuban Revolution which made the first breach in the colonial system of U.S. imperialism in Latin America is an important question decisive of the fate of the Latin American revolution.
It is of great importance for the defence of the Cuban Revolution to advance the revolutionary movement in those Latin American countries neighbouring on Cuba. If the fierce flames of revolution flare up in many countries of Latin America where U.S. imperialism sets foot, the force of U.S. imperialism will be dispersed and sapped as much and the attempts of the U.S. imperialists and their lackeys to strangle Cuba by concentrated force will inevitably fall through. Further, if the revolution emerges victorious in some other Latin American countries, Cuba will get out of the encircling ring of imperialism with which she is confronted on all sides, there will be opened up a favourable phase in the revolutions of Cuba and Latin America, and the world revolution will be stepped up still more.
For a revolution to take place, the subjective and objective situation should be created for it. The revolution in each country should be carried out to suit the specific realities, in which the objective revolutionary situation is created. This, however, by no means signifies that the revolution can develop or ripen of itself. The revolution can always be advanced and brought to maturity only through an active and hard struggle of the revolutionaries. If an active struggle is neglected, only waiting for a favourable situation to arise by reason of the arduousness of the revolution, revolutionary forces cannot be fostered. Revolutionary forces cannot be prepared spontaneously without any struggle, they can be fostered and strengthened only through a hard struggle. If preparations are not made to meet the decisive hour of the revolution by preserving the revolutionary forces against the enemy's suppression and, at the same time, constantly accumulating and building them up through a positive struggle, it will be impossible to win victory in the revolution even when the objective situation has been created. To turn away from the revolution on the pretext of avoiding sacrifices is in fact tantamount to forcing the people to remain in lifelong slavery to capital, forcing them to tolerate for ever the cruel exploitation and oppression, unbearable maltreatment and humiliation, enormous sufferings and sacrifices. In general the acute pain experienced at a revolutionary turning-point is always much easier to endure than the chronic pain caused by the ulcers of old society. The social revolution cannot be achieved as easily as proceeding along a royal road in full daylight, nor can it progress as smoothly as a boat sailing before the wind. On the path of revolution, there may be rough thorny bushes and turns and twists, and there may be temporary setbacks and partial sacrifices. To flinch before difficulties and to hesitate in the revolution for fear of sacrifices is not the attitude befitting a revolutionary.
It is the task for the revolutionaries of each country to lay down a scientifically-motivated, careful way of struggle on the basis of a correct assessment of the internal and external situation and a proper calculation of the balance of forces between friend and foe, accumulate and build up the revolutionary forces by rearing the nuclear elements and awakening the masses of the people in the trying crucible of the revolution, unfolding an active struggle and yet going around the snags and avoiding unnecessary sacrifices at ordinary times, and make full preparations to meet the great revolutionary event. And once the revolutionary situation is created, they should not miss the opportunity to rise without delay in a showdown to shatter the reactionary regime.
The forms and methods of revolutionary struggle, too, are determined not by the wishes of individuals, but on all accounts by the subjective and objective situation created and the resistance of the reactionary ruling classes. The revolutionaries should stand prepared for all forms of struggle, and should effectively advance the revolutionary movement by properly combining various forms and methods of struggle such as political and economic struggles, violent and nonviolent struggles, legal and illegal struggles.
Counter-revolutionary violence is an indispensable means of rule for all exploiting classes. Human history not yet knows an instance of any ruling class submissively turning over its supremacy, or an instance of any reactionary class meekly waiving its power without resorting to counter-revolutionary violence. In particular, the imperialists cling ever more desperately to violent means to maintain their rule as they approach nearer to their doom. The imperialists, while suppressing the peoples of their own countries, check all the revolutionary advance of the oppressed nations in a sanguinary way with their military forces for aggression and plunder against other countries.
In these conditions, the liberation struggle of the oppressed peoples cannot emerge victorious without using revolutionary violence to crush foreign imperialists and overthrow the reactionary dictatorial machinery of the exploiting classes at home that work hand in glove with them. It is imperative to meet violence with violence and crush counter-revolutionary armed forces with revolutionary armed forces. The revolutionary flames now raging furiously in Latin America are the natural outcome of the revolutionary situation created in this area.
The absolute majority of the Latin American countries have been placed under the complete domination and bondage of U.S. imperialism. Pro-U.S. dictatorships have been established in many Latin American countries and the economy of these countries has been turned completely into an appendage to the U.S. monopolies. The U.S. imperialists' policy of aggression and plunder towards Latin America constitutes the major fetters impeding social progress in this area, and has plunged its peoples in unbearable mishaps and distress. The U.S. imperialists and the pro-U.S. dictatorships in Latin America extensively set up various repressive apparatuses including the army and police and suppress all forms of revolutionary advance of the people in a most brutal way.
It is obvious that unless the ill-clad and hungry, oppressed and humiliated people in Latin America bravely rise in arms in the struggle against the oppressors, they cannot attain freedom and liberation.
It is quite justifiable and admirable that under the banner of proletarian internationalism, under the banner of anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle, Che Guevara, together with Latin American revolutionaries, unfolded an active, heroic revolutionary struggle in various Latin American countries with arms in his hands in defiance of sacrifice in order to defend the Cuban Revolution and hasten the day of liberation for the oppressed peoples in this area. The revolutionary peoples of the whole world express deep sympathy with the brave act of Che Guevara who waged a heroic armed struggle together with Latin American revolutionaries. The brilliant example of Che Guevara is a paragon not only for the Latin American peoples in their revolutionary struggle but for the Asian and African peoples in their liberation struggle, and inspires them to heroic exploits.
Che .Guevara is not with us now. But the blood he shed will never be wasted. His name and the everlasting revolutionary exploits he performed will go down for ever in the history of liberation of mankind and his lofty revolutionary spirit will be immortal. There will appear thousands of, tens of thousands of Che Guevaras on the scene of decisive battle in the revolutionary struggle in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the revolutionary cause which he left unaccomplished will surely be achieved by the struggle of the Latin American revolutionaries and the revolutionary peoples the world over.
Today Asia, Africa and Latin America have become the most fierce anti-imperialist front. Imperialism has met with the strong resistance of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples and suffered the heaviest blows from them. Nevertheless, imperialism is desperately trying to maintain its old footing and regain its lost positions in those areas.
The cause of liberation of the peoples in Asia, Africa and Latin America has not been completed. So long as imperialism exists on the globe and oppresses and plunders the people, the people cannot leave off the anti-imperialist struggle even a moment. The struggle must continue till all shades of colonialism are wiped off the face of the earth once and for all, till all the oppressed and humiliated nations build their independent states and achieve social progress and national- prosperity.
Imperialism will never give up its rule over colonial and dependent countries before it is kicked out. It is in the nature of imperialism to perpetrate aggression and plunder. If there ever is imperialism which is not aggressive, it is no longer imperialism. Imperialism will not change its aggressive nature before it dies. That is why one should dispel all illusions about imperialism and fight it out. Only when a. principled stand is maintained against imperialism and a staunch anti-imperialist struggle intensified, can the oppressed nations win freedom and independence and the liberated peoples check imperialist aggression, consolidate national independence and achieve prosperity for their countries and nations.
U.S. imperialism is the most barbarous and most heinous imperialism of modern times, and it is the chieftain of world imperialism. It is not the Asian and Latin American countries or the African countries alone that have their sovereignty and territories infringed upon by U.S. imperialism or are under the menace of U.S. imperialist aggression. There is no place on the earth to which U.S. imperialism has not stretched out its tentacles of aggression, and where U.S. imperialism sets foot the people always shed blood. The U.S. imperialists pursue the invariable aim to put the whole world under their control. It is to realize this aim that the U.S. imperialists incessantly perpetrate armed invasion and subversive activities against the socialist and newly-independent countries, and brutally suppress the liberation struggle of the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America. This wild aggressive design of U.S. imperialism must be frustrated decisively. It is clear that world peace cannot be safeguarded, nor can national liberation and independence or the victory of democracy and socialism be achieved, apart from the struggle against U.S. imperialism. To fight U.S. imperialism is the inescapable common duty and the first and foremost revolutionary task for all the peoples of the world.
For the successful defeat of U.S. imperialism, it is necessary to penetrate into its world strategy thoroughly.
The basic strategy of U.S. imperialism for world aggression at the present stage is to destroy by force of arms the small and divided revolutionary socialist countries and newly- independent countries one by one, while refraining from worsening its relations with big powers and shunning confrontation with them as far as possible and to intensify ideological and political offensive against, and subvert from within, those countries which are weak ideologically and not willing to make revolution but spread illusion about imperialism among the people clamouring only for unprincipled coexistence with imperialism, and desire to live on good terms with imperialism.
On the basis of this world strategy, the U.S. imperialists are increasing their armaments extensively and further reinforcing their military bases and aggressive military alliances to attack the socialist and the progressive countries. The U.S. imperialists have openly embarked on "local war" and "special war" in Viet Nam and some other places, while preparing total war and nuclear war on a large scale.
Simultaneously with this, the U.S. imperialists resort to a new form of cold war to encourage "liberalization" and "democratic development" in certain countries, while running wild to bribe and make a cat's-paw of the cowards within the ranks of the working-class movement who are afraid of revolution. They clamour for the "most favoured nation" treatment and the expansion of the "East-West contact and interchange" and, with this as a means, seek to infiltrate their reactionary ideology and culture to degrade the peoples ideologically, hamper economic development and thus undermine those countries from within. The imperialists are carrying out sabotage and subversive intrigues to tear the newly- independent states away from the anti-imperialist front one by one. While resorting to force overtly, they penetrate into the newly-independent countries with "aid" as a bait and meddle in their internal affairs. The U.S. imperialists whip together the right-wing reactionaries and pit them against the progressive forces, and seek to sway certain newly-independent countries to the road of counter-revolution.
Namely, wielding an olive branch in one hand and arrows in the other, the U.S. imperialists manoeuvre to swallow up the revolutionary countries one by one through armed aggression and subvert the ideologically weak countries through ideological and cultural aggression, combining nuclear blackmail with "peaceful penetration" and repression with appeasement and deception.
The peoples of the whole world should maintain sharpest vigilance against such intrigues and manoeuvres by U.S. imperialism and should be fully prepared to counter enemy's possible aggression of all forms.
In order to develop the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle vigorously, it is important to cement to the maximum the militant unity of all areas, all countries, all parties, all people and all forces opposing imperialism.
The revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples go on closely linked with each other for the community of their desires and aspirations. When Latin America groans under imperialist yoke, the Asian and African peoples cannot live in peace and when U.S. imperialism collapses in the Asian and African areas, a favourable phase will be created for the national-liberation movement of the Latin American peoples, too. The militant unity and close ties of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples will multiply the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. revolutionary forces several times, scores of times and will become an invincible force which can frustrate successfully the aggression of the imperialists and the united front of international reaction. Therefore, the peoples in all regions where U.S. imperialism is entrenched should pool their strength and strike it hard.
In Asia, Africa and Latin America there are socialist and neutral countries, and big and small countries. All these countries except the puppet regimes of the imperialists and their satellite states constitute anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. forces. Despite the differences of state socio-political systems, political views and religious beliefs, the peoples of the countries in these areas, as the oppressed nations who were suppressed and exploited by the imperialists and colonialists, have the common goal and aspiration to achieve national independence and national prosperity against imperialism and old and new colonialism. The differences of state socio-political systems, political views or religious beliefs can by no means be an obstacle in the way of joint struggle against U.S. imperialism. All countries should form an anti-imperialist united front and take anti-U.S. joint action to crush the common enemy and attain the common goal.
True, there may be various categories of people among those who oppose imperialism. Some may be active against imperialism, others may vacillate in the anti-imperialist struggle, and still others may join in the anti-imperialist struggle reluctantly under the pressure from their own people and the peoples of the world. But, whatever their motives, it is necessary to enlist all these forces except the henchmen of imperialism in the anti-U.S. joint struggle. If more forces, though inconsistent and unsteady, are drawn into the anti-U.S. joint struggle to isolate U.S. imperialism to the largest possible extent and deal blows to it by joint action, that will be a good thing and by no means a bad thing. Those who avoid the anti-imperialist struggle should be induced to turn out in the struggle against imperialism and those who are passive encouraged to be positive in the anti-imperialist struggle. To split the anti-U.S. united front or reject the anti-U.S. joint action will only bring a serious consequence of weakening the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle.
To fight down U.S. imperialism, all countries, big and small, should strike blows at U.S. imperialism. Particularly important here is that small countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America should give up flunkeyism tended to rely on big powers and take an active part in the anti-U.S. struggle. It is wrong to think that U.S. imperialism cannot be beaten down unless big countries fight it. It would be better certainly if big countries join small countries in fighting against U.S. imperialism. That is why small countries should endeavour to unite with big countries. But, this is by no means to say that no country, unless it is big, can fight and defeat U.S. imperialism. It is too obvious that one cannot make revolution if he depends on big countries and sits idle and that others cannot make revolution for him. Even small countries can defeat big enemy, once they establish Juche, unite the masses of the people and valiantly rise in battle despite sacrifice. This is a very plain truth of our times which has been borne out by actual life.
The experience of the Korean war proved this truth, and the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the heroic war of resistance of the Vietnamese people against U.S. imperialism and for national salvation have proved this truth.
Moreover, when many countries, though small, pool their strength to fight imperialism, the peoples will be able to beat the enemy however strong he may be, with a decisively overwhelming force. The peoples of the countries making revolution should join efforts to tear left and right arms from U.S, imperialism, tear off its left and right legs and behead it eventually everywhere it stretches out its crooked hands of aggression. The U.S. imperialists are bluffing now, but when the revolutionary peoples of the world join in mutilating them, the U.S. imperialists will become impotent and bite the dust in the end. We small nations should unite and counter the strategy of U.S. imperialism to swallow us up one by one, each chopping off its head and limbs. Such, it can be said, is the strategy of struggle for small countries to defeat U.S. imperialism.
The Korean people have fought against the occupation of South Korea by the U.S. imperialists and for the unification of the country for more than 20 years. The Korean Revolution is part of the international revolutionary movement, and the revolutionary/struggle of the Korean people is developing amid the joint struggle of the peoples of the whole world for peace and democracy, for national independence and socialism. The Korean people are fighting to accomplish their cause of national liberation and, at the same time, are doing everything in their power to accelerate the advancement of the international revolutionary movement as a whole. Our people unite with all forces opposing U.S. imperialism and consistently support the peoples of all the countries in their struggle against U.S. imperialism. We regard it as an important factor in bringing victory to the Korean Revolution.
Imperialism is a moribund force whose days are numbered, whereas the liberation struggle of the peoples is a new force which aspires for the progress of mankind. There may be uncountable difficulties and obstacles and various turns and twists on the way of the liberation struggle of the peoples, but it is the inevitable law of the development of history that imperialism is doomed to ruin and the liberation struggle of the peoples is sure to be crowned with victory. Though the imperialists headed by U.S. imperialism are running amuck in an attempt to check the surging liberation struggle of the peoples, it is nothing but the death-bed tremor of those who are condemned to destruction. The more frenziedly the U.S. imperialists act, the more difficult their position becomes. U.S. imperialism is going downhill and confronted with the fate of a setting sun. The U.S. imperialists will definitely be forced out of Asia, Africa and Latin America by the liberation struggle of the peoples. The great anti-imperialist revolutionary cause of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples is invincible.
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2023.06.07 14:01 AutoModerator Leave your Racket Review!

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Power (P): The degree in which the racket helps performing the technique of offensive shots like volleys, smashes and overheads Control (C): The degree in which the racket helps with precision shots from the back like lobs, groundstrokes and defenses Hardness (H): Evaluate the feeling of the racket, a hard racket requires good technique and follow through to develop ball speed, a soft racket allows you to move the ball fast without effort but the ball is "eaten" when trying to accelerate balls. Maneuvrability (M): Refers to the ease of moving the racket and changing directions Sweet spot size (S): evaluate how uniform is the ball output of the racket.
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Core: explosive Foam; Face material: Forged Carbon; weight: 370 gr; Balance: 268 mm
Automod- Babolat technical veron, Wilson Bela Pro - Advanced, 10+ years - P10/C7/H9/M5/S8 - Great offensive racket with a high balance and a very linear ball output that gives it good control on volleys.
Randomuser - Nox ML 10, BP vertex comfort - Intermediate, 1 year - P8/C6/H10/M4/S7 - Too heavy and with low ball speed. Awful for lobs
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2023.06.07 14:01 smalltalkbigwalk LPT: If you're still using LMB to Mine and Space to Jump, switch the keybinds in options immediately. Your wrist will thank you.

I had quickly discovered the problem with always having to hold down the LMB to mine very shortly after purchasing the alpha version in 2011, and since I'm already using WASD with my left hand to move my character, it makes sense to rebind the Mining key to the one that's already under the resting position of my thumb. I still use RMB to place blocks since it's intermittent clicking and not continuous application of pressure, and it's so much more comfy to just occasionally tap LMB for when jumping is necessary.
But it's come to my attention from people I play with that they've had to take breaks because they're "tired of always aggressively pointing at blocks all the time" and had to put on a carpal tunnel splint because they were continuously applying pressure to their wrist from holding down LMB. Once I told them this lifehack and they took a week off to let the inflammation and nerve pinching died down, it was as much like night and day for them as it had been for me.
I hope this helps you guys have fun with the latest update! I'll miss y'all when reddit jumps into the end portal next month.
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