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2012.02.03 13:41 MegaCon Orlando
MegaCon Orlando is the southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming events, attracting over 140,000 fans each year across four big days. MegaCon Orlando is currently scheduled for March 30th-April 2nd, 2023
2023.03.30 15:54 Underworld_Denizen Claude Cahun: Jewish French non-binary gender-fluid artist, writer, and WWII resistance member.
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Note #1 - A previous post about Claude Cahun exists on this subreddit, but it neglects to mention that Cahun was transgender, so I decided to make this new one.
Note #2 - Cahun used she/her pronouns in their native French, but I will be referring to Cahun by "they/them" pronouns in this post, because the French "they" is gendered. There is no neuter French they. As Cahun clearly stated that they were non-binary, I will use the singular they, because that is what they probably would have used if they spoke English, and this is an English-language post. As this post consists of a selected and edited Wikipedia article, please let me know in the comments if I make a mistake with the pronouns. Thank you. Claude Cahun
(1894-1954) was a Jewish French non-binary gender-fluid artist, writer, and WWII resistance member. In Disavowals
, Cahun writes: "Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me." Cahun is most well known for their androgynous appearance, which challenged the strict gender roles of their time. During World War II
, Cahun was active as a resistance worker and propagandist.
Cahun began making photographic self-portraits as early as 1912 (aged 18), and continued taking images of themselves throughout the 1930s.
Around 1914, they changed their birth name to Claude Cahun. During the 1920s, they settled in Paris with lifelong partner Suzanne Malherbe
, who adopted the pseudonym Marcel Moore
. The two became step-sisters in 1917 after Cahun's divorced father and Moore's widowed mother married, eight years after Cahun and Moore's artistic and romantic partnership began. For the rest of their lives together, Cahun and Moore collaborated on various written works, sculptures, photomontages and collages. The two published articles and novels, notably in the periodical Mercure de France
, and befriended Henri Michaux
, Pierre Morhange, and Robert Desnos
Around 1922 Cahun and Moore began holding artists' salons at their home. Among the regulars who would attend were artists Henri Michaux
and André Breton
and literary entrepreneurs Sylvia Beach
and Adrienne Monnier
Cahun's works encompassed writing, photography, and theatre, of which the most remembered are the highly staged self-portraits and tableaux that incorporated the visual aesthetics of Surrealism
. During the 1920s, Cahun produced an astonishing number of self-portraits in various guises such as aviator, dandy, doll, body builder, vamp and vampire, angel, and Japanese puppet.
Some of Cahun's portraits feature the artist looking directly at the viewer, head shaved, often revealing only head and shoulders (eliminating body from the view), and a blurring of gender indicators and behaviors which serve to undermine the patriarchal gaze. Scholar Miranda Welby-Everard has written about the importance of theatre, performance, and costume that underlies Cahun's work, suggesting how this may have informed the artist's varying gender presentations.
Cahun's published writings include "Heroines," (1925) a series of monologues based upon female fairy tale characters intertwined with witty comparisons to the contemporary image of women; Aveux non avenus
, (Carrefour, 1930) a book of essays and recorded dreams illustrated with photomontages
; and several essays in magazines and journals.
In 1932, Cahun joined the Association des Écrivains et Artistes Révolutionnaires
, where they met André Breton
and René Crevel
. Following this, Cahun began associating with the surrealist
group and later participated in a number of surrealist exhibitions, including the London International Surrealist Exhibition
(New Burlington Gallery) and Exposition surréaliste d'Objets (Charles Ratton
Gallery, Paris), both in 1936. Cahun's photograph from the London exhibition of Sheila Legge
standing in the middle of Trafalgar Square
, their head obscured by a flower arrangement
and pigeons perching on their outstretched arms, appeared in numerous newspapers and was later reproduced in a number of books. In 1934, Cahun published a short polemic essay, Les Paris sont Ouverts
, and in 1935 took part in the founding of the left-wing anti-fascist alliance Contre Attaque
, alongside André Breton
and Georges Bataille
. Breton called Cahun "one of the most curious spirits of our time."
In 1937 Cahun and Moore settled in Jersey
. Following the fall of France and the German occupation of Jersey and the other Channel Islands
, they became active as resistance workers and propagandists. Fervently against war, the two worked extensively in producing anti-German fliers. Many were snippets from English-to-German translations of BBC reports on the Nazis' crimes and insolence, which were pasted together to create rhythmic poems and harsh criticism. They created many of these messages under the German pseudonym Der Soldat Ohne Namen, or The Soldier With No Name, to deceive German soldiers that there was a conspiracy among the occupation troops. The couple then dressed up and attended many German military events in Jersey, strategically placing their pamphlets in soldier's pockets, on their chairs, and in cigarette boxes for soldiers to find. Additionally, they inconspicuously crumpled up and threw their fliers into cars and windows.
On one occasion, they hung a banner in a local church which read “Jesus is great, but Hitler is greater – because Jesus died for people, but people die for Hitler.” As with much of Cahun and Moore's artistic work in Paris, many of their notes also used this same style of dark humor. In many ways, Cahun and Moore's resistance efforts were not only political but artistic actions, using their creative talents to manipulate and undermine the authority which they despised. In many ways, Cahun's life's work was focused on undermining a certain authority; however, their activism posed a threat to their physical safety. As historian Jeffrey H. Jackson writes in his definitive study of their wartime resistance Paper Bullets
, for Cahun and Moore, “fighting the German occupation of Jersey was the culmination of lifelong patterns of resistance, which had always borne a political edge in the cause of freedom as they carved out their own rebellious way of living in the world together. For them, the political was always deeply personal.”
In 1944, Cahun and Moore were arrested and sentenced to death, but the sentence was never carried out, as the island was liberated from German occupation in 1945. However, Cahun's health never recovered from their treatment in jail, and they died in 1954. Cahun is buried in St Brelade's Church
with partner Marcel Moore
. At the trial, Cahun said to the German judge (according to the documentary on the Occupation of the Channel Islands, presented by John Nettles
) that the Germans would have to shoot them twice, as they were not only a Resister but a Jew. This apparently brought a peal of laughter from the court and is said to have been one reason the execution was not carried out.
Cahun made work for themselves and did not want to be famous. It wasn't until 40 years after their death that Cahun's work became recognized. In many ways, Cahun's life was marked by actions which revolted against convention and their public image has since become a commentary which challenges the public's notions of gender, beauty, and logic.
Their work was meant to unsettle the audience's understanding of photography as a documentation of reality. Furthermore, their poetry challenged gender roles of the time and attacked the increasingly modern world's social and economic boundaries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Cahun
2023.03.30 15:53 StepwiseUndrape574 GTA 6 Could Gain This Next-Gen Intelligent NPC Technology From Rockstar
A newly discovered patent by Take-Two Interactive hints that Grand Theft Auto VI will have smarter non-playable characters (NPCs), which has our minds swirling with possibilities. Rather than following programmed directives, NPCs that leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities could potentially feel like more life-like, in the decisions they make in the game.
We might be getting ahead of ourselves a bit—we have no idea what exactly Take-Two and its Rockstar Games subsidiary have planned for the next GTA installment, and to be clear, GTA VI has not been announced—but we would certainly welcome smarter NPCs. Not just for the GTA series, but for gaming in general.
The patent (listed as 16/393365) was filed in October of last year, by inventors David Hynd and Simon Parr. According to their LinkedIn profiles, both work for Rockstar Games—Hynd is the associate director of technology and technical director of AI and gameplay, while Parr is the lead AI and gameplay programmer. So even though Take-Two Interactive owns the patent, it seems the technology is destined for a Rocktar Games title.
"Computer games often provide 3D worlds in which the game unfolds. Such games often include non-player characters (NPCs) that exist in the game's 3D world and who interact with the human players, the 3D environment and other NPCs. These NPCs can be programmed in an artificial intelligence manor such that their actions in the game are driven, at least in part, by real-time decisions made by the NPC algorithm regarding the current state of the game and the environment," the patent explains.
It goes on to state that this type of interaction is driven by a collection of nodes and edges (vehicles and links), and that "conventional systems only provide limited resources" for developers. As it applies to the GTA franchises, this is likely why NPCs all seem to drive and navigate the world in the same manner, with only visual cues distinguishing them from one another.
"Since currently-available multiplayer gaming systems are deficient because they cannot provide realistic movements for non-player objects in a virtual world without increasing computational resources and/or restricting game development/design, a system for managing nodes and node graphs relating to non-player characters that provides virtual navigation and management can prove desirable and provide a basis for a wide range of network applications, such as creating a realistic virtual world that is not limited by hardware and software limitations," the patent states.
Part of the patent involves tapping into the cloud to overcome local hardware capabilities, for advanced AI processing. And from our reading, it sounds like the patent would result in NPCs have more individualized personalities, at least with regards to traveling about.
We'll have to wait and see what develops, and hopefully Rockstar Games sees fit to announce a new GTA game soon.
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2023.03.30 15:53 marcosbistros [Hiring] Zadarma Call Dialer Administrator
The Dialer Administrator is a technical role, responsible for the Zadarma call dialer, which will include uploading contact batches, testing of batches, assigning roles/access, mapping, and reporting. In this role, the Dialer Administrator will be working closely with sales team and compliance team, Workforce Management, and other stakeholders. This role will also be providing compliance guidance when running outbound campaigns.
Perform list management: Loading, mapping, reporting
Perform daily uploads, downloads, and importing
Ensure and document outbound dialer activity
Analyze dialer-output data to identify potential problems and issues
Run payment report regularly
Create and update dialing campaigns filter, list strategies, and reports
Monitor and adjust the performance of the dialer systems
Complete other duties assigned
Create and update outbound campaigns including pacing, trending, penetration, non-connects, and troubleshooting.
Configuration of new campaigns: creation, user profiles, worksheets, etc
Support various contact types; Independent Business (Result of OB call), OB, Automatic Call Dial, SMS
BS (CS) and 3-5 years of work experience as a Call dialer administrator (preferably Zadarma)
Experience in call-center environment preferred.
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Intermediate to advanced proficiency level with Microsoft Excel
Basic statistics knowledge and ability to comprehend and analyze dialer-output data
Knowledge of auto-dialer operations and concepts
Understand database-design principles, data structures, and optimizations
Critical thinking skills and the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
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Excellent oral and written communication skills
12 hrs support (7AM to 7PM CET)
If interested, please apply using the following link: https://b24-f1mln3.bitrix24.site/crm_form_8e2yc/
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2023.03.30 15:53 Wikeni I wish I had more local friends on Noom
It’s hard to make friends where I live (South FL), especially as a lot of the local scene is centered around eating out, partying, and drinking. Those who are focused on self-improvement are already fit 99% of the time, which is difficult, too.
I wish Noom had a feature to meet people close by, instead of assigning random groups or circles. Almost like a friendship portion for the app, you know? I think it would be fun and potentially provide better support!
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2023.03.30 15:53 TheWriteStuff13 [For Hire] Writer for All Your Small Business, Non-Profit, and Start-Up Needs
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2023.03.30 15:52 VegetableBeneficial Has it gone downhill?
I feel like ID used to be awesome. 2016-2018ish. They had tons of new, interesting shows with different themes and it was great.
But in recent years I've been really let down by them. Someone else pointed out they're replaying a lot of old stuff and repackaging it as new. I've also noticed that they're doing a lot of short series that focus on one case, which I don't love. Other than that, it's a lot of shows about one cop or one journalist who becomes the focal point of the whole series.
I dunno. I'm always looking for stuff like the classics (deadly women, fatal vows, dangerous persuasions etc) that center on a theme (marriage, cheating, women killers, cults) and go over cases that fall under that specific theme.
Maybe I'm alone in this but I hope we get a few more good shows (devil in suburbia was awesome!) in the next few years.
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2023.03.30 15:51 Deus_Norima [Advice & Tips] I seek the wisdom of veterans as I start my new journey.
Good morning, free folk of Middle-earth! I remember the first time I played this game; I was about thirteen years old and my dad was so excited to have me and my brother install the game to play together.
Unfortunately, I was young and the MMO genre didn't quite click with me just yet, so I stopped playing. I don't know what possessed me to reinstall this game a couple days ago, but I felt adventure calling and decided to make an adorable little hobbit burglar named Daffone (I was trying to follow naming conventions; Daffone = Daffodil)
I'm planning on taking my time and exploring what the game has to offer; no rushing to max level. I want to immerse myself in Tolkien's world in a way I couldn't when I was younger. I'm really enjoying reading the quest text. It feels like the writers put a lot of work into dialogue and storytelling, which is perfect for LOTR.
To get to my question; do any of the veteran adventurers here have words of advice for a beginner? I've watched a few videos (Voice of the Rings was one of the names I remember) about classes before deciding on my burglar, and a UI tips and tricks video, but I'm wondering if there are any other useful resources? Oh! And is crafting useful? I tend to like crafting in MMO's.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Safe travels, friends!
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2023.03.30 15:51 Sid_Sharma12 How was your ICAI CA 2022?
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![img](1nsu3xxvsvqa1 "My ICAI CA 2022 went well, the best thing is that I have been scoring decent marks, my score went to 270 in the past few papers. I scores 211+ in few of Physics Wallah’s AITS and I was very confident that I could secure a 99 percentile but that was a huge setback as I was not able to secure much. ")
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2023.03.30 15:50 throwaway121453 A bit of rant about questioning my sexuality
This is a post that I just needed to make to get things off my chest but I'm stuck in a situation where I'm completely confused about my sexuality. I'm not asking for any advice but if you can relate to anything I have written here feel free to leave a comment.
I liked a guy (I identify as a women) on and off for two years starting from two years ago, and before that, I had a brief, superficial crush on a girl who I was acquaintances with. I identified as bisexual for a few years, without any real relationship experience with people of any gender because I was fairly sure I was--I had brief crushes/strong obsessions with a few of my female friends and felt attached to them, but I never knew if that was because I felt attracted to them or simply admired them.
The guy I mentioned at the start of this post liked me back, but we never dated due to the circumstances we were under, and it took me a long time (a few months) to get over him. During the period I was trying to get over him, I engaged in (what I know now) as unhealthy behavior, I began to flirt with a new friend (male) that I had met while I was mourning my crush on him. I did not think that I developed real feelings for this friend of mine because I never got over my crush even after months of speaking to him, there were also signs that I liked him: I wanted him to like me, I romanticized his behavior and personality, and I thought he was special, I perked up around him and my voice got really high pitched. At the time, I thought nothing of it, and since he didn't question my relationship with him, I never brought it up. Fast forward a few months, I started talking to a nonbinary person (she/they) that I thought wanted to be my friend. My friends were suspicious of my intense friendship with her, and thought that we liked each other. I was sure at first that I did not like her--I wanted to be her friend and thought that was okay, but occasionally, I would pick up on signs of her flirting with me and question it. By February, we had been talking for three months. They told me that they liked me, and I was taken aback. In the month prior to her confessing her feelings for me, I had developed a tiny crush on her (I don't know if it was a crush), I romanticized their behavior, I dressed for her to social conventions, and I got jealous when they mentioned past romantic interests that they had. I thought that I liked her--I began to play queer songs about her in private but didn't fully commit to how I was feeling, I still felt drawn to the guy who I mentioned in the beginning even though I no longer talked to him and I thought that I was still attracted to him.
I kept talking to my nonbinary 'friend' after they confessed their feelings for me, and told her that I liked her back but was not ready for a relationship--I clearly stated that I was not looking for a relationship, and that I thought it was irresponsible to enter one/gesture at entering one when I was not looking for a commitment. Looking back, I should've given her some space to decide if she wanted to continue. I don't think I made the right decision, considering how uncertain I was about my feelings towards her, my past crush on my other friend, and my unresolved feelings for the previous guy who liked me on-off for two years. However, after another month of talking, consensual flirting, hand-holding, spending Valentine's together (why did I decide to do that whaat the fuck), cuddling, and pseudo-dates, my desire to be around her grew. I felt as thought I could work towards a relationship, and so I kept talking to her.
I still felt unsure about what I wanted out of this, and was confused about how inconsistent my feelings were, and so I asked my queer friends for advice--I asked someone how to tell if I liked someone, and one of them asked me to picture myself with them 20, 30 years down the line in the future, and another told me to picture myself kissing them. I thought about it, and realized that I wanted to kiss her but couldn't picture myself being exclusive with her in 20 years. I was shaken to my core and even more confused.
In the past few weeks, we stopped talking. I called them up because I had noticed them pulling away and decided it was better to end things--I also felt like my feelings were gone because I dreaded seeing her in person and it began to feel like a task talking to her. They explained that they had a lot going on in their life and thought it was unfair to me to keep trying, but I knew that she was also unhappy with how little I was giving in the 'situationship', and thought of me as a mediocre crush (I barely responded to her text messages, and shut off my personality because I was so confused by how I was feeling). I knew that by then, she had already become inconsistent and that there was not much that could salvage the situation. I thought that I was over her by the time we had a talk, but my feelings persisted, it felt like I was losing a friend rather than a lover. I realized that even after we stopped talking, I wanted to hug her, kiss her, and be around her, but the emotional attachment leaned towards platonicism-I did not mind being her friend, and I thought that I instantly transition our mess of a relationship to a friendship, I still found her to be attractive, but I was unsure if I was attracted to her. Then I started to question my friendship with the guy I briefly saw as a romantic interest, and after weeks of struggling, realized that I might actually like him--I was not really attracted to his physical appearance, but I had romanticized his (kind of awful) personality (he trauma dumps a lot and is cynical and overbearing) and our entire friendship. I saw myself as his friend in 20 years but for the longest time, couldn't imagine myself kissing him, now I am unsure if I'd object to it. I wonder if I liked him this entire time, or forced myself to be attracted to him to get over my 2 year long crush and let it grow (as we talked nearly daily while I was talking to my crush (the nonbinary friend)).
I know that I do view him in a romantic light, because I can't accept being friends with him, and need to force away my emotional attachment to him now because this can't go on. I know that I want to be with my nonbinary friend in a romantic sense, but also in a platonic sense. I didn't have to force away my attraction to her but I had an attachment to her that I had to let go of.
Was I unfaithful if I did not understand my attraction soon enough? I don't know when I started liking my guy friend and it's painful to trace my steps now. I was never in an exclusive, committed relationship with the nonbinary friend but I was also not trying to play with her feelings. At one point, I genuinely wanted to be in a relationship with her, and I felt like the situationship I was in was exclusive. I am now confused as to if I truly liked her or not, and it has gotten me to questioning my sexuality. I feel like a horrible person saying all of this. I have stopped talking to my guy friend due to the toxic nature of our friendship (he treats me like a free, daily therapist and refuses to seek help) and I don't know how I feel or who I am anymore. I still would like to kiss my nonbinary friend and have her in my life, but I know that friends typically don't kiss.
I don't know how I passively let all of this happen. Can anyone relate :/
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2023.03.30 15:50 rollin_charcoal Looking for a particular song
Years ago I went to a Walk to Emmaus retreat and we sang a centering song every day. I have no idea what it was called, but it was REALLY simple and the tune reminds me of the "Inchworm" song.
Anyone know of the one I'm talking about?
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2023.03.30 15:49 Ok_Draw_3740 Pros closet rant
I bought Enve Chris King wheels on pros closet; gave them to my local, nationally reputable LBM to service hubs and get tires glued to the rims
Brought them home and they don’t fit the brakes (older post from me here). Take in bike, buy new brake calipers and ready to go; service tech says “hold up, front wheel looks loose and the rear wheel needs to be trued as it is not centering”. Here I’m thinking wasn’t this crap supposed to be done by TPC!?!? At this point I’m wildly frustrated as it has now been a month since I purchased these wheels!!
Turns out, lots of play in the front axel, rear not as much, but still a problem. LBM suggests shipping to Chris king for repair on the hubs as the local shop doesn’t have the parts. Working with pros closer to figure out how much they are going to support the cost of repair;
That’s the rant and it feels good to get off my chest. Lots of errors by several in this process but I’m hoping for light at the end of the tunnel
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2023.03.30 15:48 Sheehanigens Reddit - Help Please!
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My fellow Redditors - a few years ago I was asked to project manage a logo design - attached - for a rehabilitation center. Yesterday, I was asked the font - but it has been half a decade and I have a terrible memory. Can anyone identify the fonts used in this logo? Thank you! submitted by Sheehanigens to identifythisfont [link] [comments]
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2023.03.30 15:47 coochiekage7 This looks more plant related so I post it here. I’ve seen this twice, roots coming out of the center of some bulb. Can’t be a dead spider cause to many “legs”. Any ideas? Should I list plants?
2023.03.30 15:46 RedditIsForSports Dear Diary, I'm 6 months into my credit card journey and while I made some good choices, I made more bad choices (long post)
About me: 30-something CPA living on Long Island with a low-800 credit score. I'm a home owner, a 5% equity partner in a CPA firm, a 5% partner in the building the CPA firm operates in (3 other offices being rented to outside businesses) and the only financially literate person in my family and it took a while for me to truly understand personal finance. Also, while I like the cash back, I got into credit cards as a game for my math brain and also for aspirational travel. Here's my history.
About 11 years ago, I had used a single Capital One card but due a dispute with them, I closed my account and opened a Bank of America Card where I paid absolutely no attention the any rewards perks.
About 9 years ago, I got a Freedom Flex. I don't remember why.
About 4 years ago, I realized that instead of earning 1% cash back, I could earn 1.5% cash back on the Freedom Unlimited. Why not get .5% more on all my spend since I charge everything that can be charged without an additional fee? Sweet!
A little over two years ago, my firm decided to take a trip to Disneyland (thanks PPP!). Since we had to book two separate groupings for flights, I was offered the chance to get a free Jet Blue CC just to get the rewards, which I did. I only use that card when I book Jet Blue flights (not often) and I'm saving those miles for a future event when one arises.
That brings us to 6 months ago. Now a partner in a business, a building and accustomed to owning a house, I decide to try to track my spending to really see exactly my spending and savings (I'm a CPA so I had a ballpark idea but I wanted to know exactly). This brings me to thinking about my credit cards.
I decide I don't want to pay any annual fees and I want to maximize my percentage return on spend (excluding what you could redeem points for when traveling). It's a balance between wanting higher rewards but preferring points and all the while, avoiding any annual fees. If possible, not carry a million cards too.
First card is the Citi Custom Cash. I use it as a gas card because I never spend more than $500 on gas so I don't have to think about it. Custom Cash = Gas is easy to remember. Plus, my firm reimburses me for gas so it's easy to submit that statement for reimbursement each month. Good Idea
Second, I realize I spend a lot on Amazon. After all, if it's not food or clothing, I buy it on Amazon and I already have Prime. I even buy my household cleaning products there. However, I sign up for the Synchrony version and it's like using a website from 1999. Whatever it's 5% so win, right?
No! I quality for Bank of America Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors, which would give me 5.5% on online purchases up to the limit (which I don't exceed). Amazon is a bad idea but it works out later as you'll see later
That leaves me with a hole at groceries and streaming services. I cut out cable so all my streaming (including Spotify), total $135.79/month. Not a lot but considering I cut out cable to save money, better rewards would mean even more savings from this choice. Accordingly, I sign up for Savor One. At that time, I had planned to get the Venture X eventually so if I put streaming/grocery/restaurant on the SO with the VX being my catch-all, I'm golden in that ecosystem. Good idea but doesn't work out
Last month, I get the opportunity to open my own Chase Ink Unlimited business card so I do and meet the spend in 1 month. Now I have over 100,000 UR points from that. Plus last month I used my Flex on groceries so I'm racking up Chase UR points.
Now my set up looks like this due to a new card:
- Business Expenses = Chase Ink Unlimited (happy with that because I had been personally charging and putting in for reimbursement but now I just charge it, take the points and never think about it again... peace of mind)
- Gas = Citi Custom Cash 5%
- Amazon = Amazon Synchrony 5%
- Grocery = Bank of America Preferred Rewards 3.5% (also, since I don't spend $2,500/quarter on groceries, random online shopping where no other card is giving me a bonus for shopping through them. 5.25%)
- Restaurants 3% and Catch all 1.5% - Freedom Unlimited.
- Streaming - Chase Sapphire Preferred! Now that I have a lot of UR points, I couldn't pass up their current sign up bonus. I'll be over 250,000 UR points soon, which should give me the ability to book some sort of aspirational travel or at least get me much closer. Maybe I'll downgrade it, maybe I won't. I have a year to decide.
- I'll use the Flex in the quarters it's helpful.
- In Wallet (4 cards) = Freedom Unlimited, B of A Customized Cash, Citi Custom Cash, Ink Unlimited.
- Not carried but using (2 cards) = Amazon and CSP
- Not carried and not using (2 cards)= Savor One and Jet Blue (except on rare occassions)
- Freedom Flex varies depending on category.
I'm sitting at 4/24 with all my categories covered. If a nice SUB bonus arises or a new card comes out that enhances my situation, I have the space for it. Otherwise, I'll just continue with this route until something arises.
Considering I do have Bank of American Platinum Honors, I am considering a card that I can later product change into a second Customized Cash Card. I am also considering a card that I can product change into a second Citi Customized Cash Card but considering it's a $500 spend cap, it's much less likely. If a "Strata Elite" really comes out, I'll definitely look at it since the Custom Cash is very slowing earning points.
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2023.03.30 15:46 lizard_quack Concepts for some customs I am getting ready to paint. Center is Purge Gideon. Thoughts on the designs?
2023.03.30 15:45 esperanita How to make streaming audio easy?
Hello - I listen to a music streaming service via Safari on my MBP running Ventura. I often stream the music to my speakers using an Airport Express 2 that is in HomeKit. Currently when I want to stream I have to go into the control center, select sound, and then select the speakers I want to use. Is there anyway I can create a shortcut for this? My ideal situation would be to have a button on my desk that would automatically airplay my Mac speakers to my AirPort Express. If I had a HomePod in my office, would that make this setup easier? Thanks for any help!
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2023.03.30 15:45 Creative_Strawberry6 Appalachian Horror
This story takes place in the early 1990s:
I was 18 years old and starting my new life as a college student. It was an exciting time to be away from home for the first time, and my best friend and I both committed to West Virginia University... we were ready to party like no tomorrow together. We weren't the brightest and were just going to college because that's what was expected of us, so WVU was the perfect fit. We chose to be in a quad room, meaning we would have two other roommates. Both were random, and this was a time before cell phones, so we wouldn't meet them until move-in day. Being from NJ, this was the furthest from home I would be, and the change from an NYC suburb to the middle of nowhere West Virginia would be shocking.
Moving day came, and my friend and I set up our room. Our first roommate joined us that day, and we all clicked really well. He was from a really small town in Western Virginia, and although we had almost completely different lives, this was someone you could tell would be a great friend. The next day, our other roommate came, and we all got to know each other. The story revolves around the first roommate from Virginia, so I'm going to focus on him.
Throughout the semester, my best friend, the roommate, and I became a trio and would go out together all the time, and we all even shared the same friends. We really spent all our free time with each other. Things remained amazing for both semesters of our first year, and we really wanted to keep in touch over the summer break. My home friend and I were so intrigued by the third roommate's stories of his hometown that we all agreed to visit him for a week over the summer and live with his family.
When that time came, me and my friend hopped into my car and drove the roughly 12-hour trip to his house. About an hour after passing through the suburbs of DC, we realized how remote Western Virginia was. When we would stop for gas or to use the bathroom in these small towns, we felt like we were in an old western movie. I have never seen so few people and so little urbanization; it was really eye-opening. We arrived at his house by dinner time, and when I tell you this town was small, I mean it. Each house was at least half a mile or more apart, and it took a 25-minute drive from his house to get to the center of town, where all the stores and restaurants were. Honestly, although it was an extreme change from what I was used to, I pictured this trip being a relaxing one, removing me from the hustle of the east coast.
Three days into our six-day stay, our friend wanted to bring us hiking through the mountains. I was really excited as I have been loving the outdoors here and really wanted to embrace nature. We started our hike at about 9 am, planning to eat our packed lunches around 11 and return to his house by 5 in time to eat dinner at home and before it started to get dark. Midway through the hike, a little after we ate lunch, I spotted a no-trespassing sign in the middle of what seemed to be nowhere. I asked my friend about it, and he told us there was a house in there that everyone knew to keep away from. He told us that where we were hiking was designated as a park and, therefore, no one could live there, but this family had been here for so long that after refusing to move numerous times, the state just gave up.
This was so intriguing to me, and I really wanted to see the house. My friend kept telling us it was dangerous because it was someone's property, and they could shoot us if they saw us. The way he was telling us this thought felt a little insincere as if he didn't really think that was the problem. I interpreted this as him just thinking they wouldn't shoot us without warning us to leave the property first, so I begged and begged. After pulling the usual, you only live once or were best friends, we need to do this we finally convinced him to lead us towards the house.
We had walked for about 25 minutes when we noticed a clearing in the trees. My friend told us once we saw the house were going to stop because, at this point, we were about 3 hours from any road in any direction, and it was really dangerous if we would be seen. We started to whisper and walk slower, waiting for the house to appear. Suddenly, we hear a little scream, like a child when they're playing a game or happy. We froze and started to inch closer to the noise. Soon we saw an old rustic house that looked like it should be condemned, with rusting metal tools and wheels in the front yard. And then we saw a little boy running in circles laughing. We watched for about 5 minutes and noticed that the boy wasn't playing with anyone else. It was odd that he was playing this long and this intense by himself, but we didn't think too much about it.
My home friend wanted to get closer, but even at this point, I felt scared. The friend from here told us it was really dangerous to get any closer and that we should start heading back now, as it was around two and we needed to stay on schedule. My home friend wouldn't budge, he said he wanted to see if other people were on the property and what they were doing. We agreed to stay at our distance but move to the side to get different angles of the house and hopefully see someone else. That's when we notice a tall, heavy man walk out a side door and scream at the boy. Not a scolding scream, but like an animal scream. This was a sound I had never heard a human make before, and I couldn't even imagine what it meant. The boy screamed again in this animalistic howl and ran inside the house. We all looked at each other like, wtf did we just witness?
Then, like out of a horror movie, another scream erupted but this time behind us. We whipped around and saw a boy behind us, probably 12 or 13. We were caught. My heart started pounding so hard I could feel it in my skull. Another scream came from the direction of the house, and we saw the tall man coming for us. He didn't have a gun, though, so we all felt he was about to scold and not kill us. We decided to act lost and just ask him for directions to town that way, and maybe he would go a little easy on us. When he got close enough to hear us, we all started pleading with him, telling him we needed to get home soon and asking if he could help us in any way. He just began at us, and the young boy behind us pushed my friend forward like he was telling us to move. We started to inch up, and the tall man started to walk back toward his house, and we all assumed he wanted us to follow him.
Now we are a couple of yards from the house, and the whole family went outside to look at us. There were two very old women, two middle-aged women, and one middle-aged man, three young men probably in their 20's, and like eight kids. We could tell they were all related as they all had this sandy blonde hair and deep blue eyes. No one said a word to us. We were so scared and confused that we kept pleading, but they didn't even look like they understood us. The tall man from earlier throws us a makeshift plastic carton of water, and everyone starts making their way inside. We took this as him letting us know he wasn't mad at us, but it was time for us to go. We picked up the carton, and it was disgusting. The dirt on the cleawhite plastic stained it brown, and the water looked septic. As we turn our bodies to walk in the other direction, we all notice four girls tending to plants behind the house. These girls weren't outside with the rest of the family staring at us, and I assumed they were workers there. I know that makes no sense, but they looked nothing like everyone else, and I thought it was weird they didn't join the family before.
They all had brown or black hair and were considerably paler than the family. As we continued walking into the woods, one of them yelled at us, in incredibly broken English in the thickest hillbilly accent you could imagine, "Don't come here more, daddy kill you." We were shocked. This was the first time anyone tried to talk to us. We yelled back that we were so sorry and ran into the woods. It was around 3:30, and we were terribly behind schedule. Our friend's mom would pick us up at 5, but there was no way we would get back to the road in time. During the whole walk/ jog back, we discussed what had just happened and how weird that entire affair was. We were all so baffled, and the local friend interjected that growing up, there were always so many scary fables about that house and family. He said some people said they were here since the 1800s and have only ever interbred, and they're all like genetic horrors now, and others said they were cannibals. He told us he brushed all these stories off as tales, but we all agreed that the inbreeding one could be a real possibility.
Finally, at almost 7 o'clock, we make it to the road where we see our friend's mom's, dad's, and brother's car. They were all in a circle talking, and when we greeted them, they said they were worried sick and were about to go looking for us. We apologized and got in the mom's car while she laid into us. Screaming and crying, she told us how scared she was. My home friend apologized and told her how we got caught up at that house. Immediately the whole car went silent, and the local friend looked at us like why would you say that. I thought he was mad because we admitted to trespassing, but now I know that would have been a godsend. His mother sternly said, "you didn't speak to them, did you?" At this point, we just told her the whole story, and she sat silently the whole time, not asking any questions nothing. She told us we’d have to go home tomorrow, cutting our trip two days short, and that we seriously put ourselves in danger by doing what we did.
The next morning, we packed and got ready to leave after breakfast. The mood had visibly changed, and my friend barely spoke to us. I was still feeling a little cheated out of my vacation, wondering what we did that was SO bad. We left a couple of hours later, and that was that.
The next semester we all decided to room together again, with the exception of the fourth roommate, which we tried for a new one. A couple of months into the semester, we were all drunk on a Saturday night and ended up talking about a memory from our summer get-together. With a lot of liquid courage, I brought up the event again and asked what we did that was so wrong. My friend tried to blow off answering, but my persistence and his inebriation finally gave us an answer.
What he said changed me forever: Apparently, that family really had lived there since the 19th century in that exact house. Soon they got shunned for revoking their religion, and the town didn't really mingle with them anymore. This led to the start of their inbreeding. At first, they only wed cousins, but by the 1950s, when the state had claimed the whole area as a park, and this was the only family to remain for miles, the inbreeding got worse and involved siblings and parent/child relationships. The police did a few welfare checks on them in the 60s to confirm this, but there was really nothing they could do about it. In 1971 a local girl from the town went missing. After weeks of search and rescue turned up nothing, it was assumed she had died hiking in the woods. Eight years later, another school-aged girl went missing, this time the sheriff's daughter. Again, after weeks of looking, nothing turned up. The police decided to go to this family's house and ask if they saw her, being that they lived in the forest, it was thought the girl got lost, and to the sheriff's surprise, his daughter was there living with the family. Apparently, the sheriff also recognized the first missing girl, who was now pregnant. This part is now all folklore with no actual confirmation, but many of the locals believe it to be true. Apparently, the sheriff found out that the family was desperate for some outside breeding to help clean the gene pool and would kidnap young women and rape them. Luckily the sheriff's daughter hadn't yet been impregnated, and the sheriff took her back on one condition. He had to allow the family to take young girls, mostly from other towns, and the sheriff would look the other way. Some people in the town believe that if they mess with the sheriff that he would approve the kidnapping of their children, and because of this, many adults in the town appease the sheriff's office at any expense. Since then, there have been reports of missing girls from other towns, but no one knows if they simply got lost in the Appalachians or really have been taken. This is why our friend's mom was so mad at us, she was worried we would mess up the relationship between the sheriff and the family, and somehow, they would have to pay for it. I'm not sure if I believe any of this, and it still boggles my brain to this day. I just hope it's not true.
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2023.03.30 15:44 deltamoney The Future is Orange - How BitCone Will Revolutionize the World 🚀🌕
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2023.03.30 15:41 pm_me_reason_to_livx I recently rewatched Even Stevens; the Disney Channel show that gave Shia Labeouf his start.
Rewatch sessions #53
- Title: Even Stevens
- Network: Disney Channel
- Released: 2000
- Genre: Family comedy
- Stream: Disney+
Even Stevens premiered on Disney Channel at the dawn of the 2000s, and though it seems to be a bit forgotten by the internet when compared to other Disney Channel classics such as That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, this family comedy was actually a groundbreaking one for the channel at the time in terms of success, and paved the way for other future hits. Starring Shia Labeouf in what I think is still the most fitting role of his career, Even Stevens is a cartoony situation comedy, leaning more towards psychical humor with mischiefs and silly schemes committed by the main character himself, Louis Stevens. The show is mainly centered around his sibling rivalry with his sister, Ren. Said rivalry comes about from the two's clashing personalities, as Louis is a troublemaker while Ren is an academic overachiever; and said rivalry is the main fuel for a lot of storylines in this episodic series, but unsurprisingly it's often where the series go to find sentimentality.
Yes, it's silly, cheesy, and formulaic, but Even Stevens is a fun, lighthearted and highly energetic series that makes for the perfect laidback or easy viewing. There's nothing here that makes the series feel outdated in any way either, politically nor otherwise. The show has quite a diverse supporting cast, not what one would expect from a series of its time and kind, and the absence of a laugh-track also works to its benefit. Production is also pretty good for a early 2000s comedy, it helps that the series occasionally changes setting so viewers aren't stuck seeing the same places over and over again. Plot-wise though, Even Stevens don't really have the continuity I would want even from an episodic series. Yes, there are some stories that crossover into other episodes, and of course there are long-running gags, but what would make the show even better is if it had kept more plot points from more episodes, before the hard-reset. Some episodes aren't even fully resolved before the hard-reset, and the bit of continuity season 2 has is ruined from the episodes airing out of order.
One long-running aspect of Even Stevens I adore is the will-they-wont-they between Louis and Tawny (and mane, I had such a huge crush on Tawny when I first watched this series on reruns as a child
). She's moody and level-headed, so their relationship dynamic is more the 'opposites attract
' type. It's simple and adorable, which is what makes the season 3 premiere 'The Kiss' such a satisfying episode as we finally get somewhat of a development between them. The lack of continuity again prevents us from getting too much out of them though.
Even Stevens carries a few duds, but most episodes are enjoyable. There are some downright hilarious or absolutely fantastic episodes though, and the latter is the perfect description for season 3, episode 5 titled "Band on the Roof." An episode that perfectly embodies everything that this series is about, presented in mockumentary style, a welcomed breakaway from the regular format of the series and quite a creative idea for an episode at the time might I add, "Band on the Roof" is the best episode of Even Stevens (and Brittany from evenstevensranked agrees with me too
I guess the biggest appeal of watching Even Stevens now in the 2020s now is seeing a young Shia Labeouf. He went on to becoming an A-list actor, having a crazy career in Hollywood, and an even crazier life as a celebrity. Even while watching a mid-teen Shia Labeouf here you could see his talent, the boy was overflowing with charisma, had perfect comedic timing, and essentially made this show the success that it was. In fact, watching Shia Labeouf's antics over the years and comparing it to this character, it wouldn't be too far-fetch to say Shia Labeouf is a older, much more deranged Louis Stevens. There's a similar erraticism between the 2, and learning about how Shia Labeouf landed his first agent by pretending to be his own manager, makes me wonder if the character was redesigned to match his personality when he land the role. Unfortunately none of his other co-stars saw the same breakthrough that he did in their acting careers. I guess that's just the harsh part of acting, and life itself, some make it, some don't.
rating: season 1: 6.8 out of 10 season 2: 6.7 out of 10 season 3: 7.2 out of 10
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2023.03.30 15:41 LifeCracker Disneyland Paris to Restructure Annual Pass Program
2023.03.30 15:40 Zealantonski Why do Radical leftists participate in speedrunning?
I was thinking about why so many in the radical left participate in "speedrunning"
The reason is the left's lack of work ethic ('go fast' rather than 'do it right') and, in a Petersonian sense, to elevate alternative sexual archetypes in the marketplace ('fastest mario')
Obviously, there are exceptions to this and some people more in the center or right also "speedrun". However, they more than sufficient to prove the rule, rather than contrast it.
Consider how woke GDQ has been, almost since the very beginning. Your eyes will start to open.
Returning to the topic of the work ethic...
A "speedrunner" may well spend hours a day at their craft, but this is ultimately a meaningless exercise, since they will ultimately accomplish exactly that which is done in less collective time by a casual player.
This is thus a waste of effort on the behalf of the "speedrunner". Put more simply, they are spending their work effort on something that someone else has already done (and done in a way deemed 'correct' by the creator of the artwork).
Why do they do this?
The answer is quite obvious if you think about it. The goal is the illusion of speed and the desire (SUBCONSCIOUS) to promote radical leftist, borderline Communist ideals of how easy work is.
Everyone always says that "speedruns" look easy. That is part of the aesthetic.
Think about the phrase "fully automated luxury Communism" in the context of "speedrunning" and I strongly suspect that things will start to 'click' in your mind.
What happens to the individual in this? Individual accomplishment in "speedrunning" is simply waiting for another person to steal your techniques in order to defeat you.
Where is something like "intellectual property" or "patent" in this necessarily communitarian process?
Now, as to the sexual archetype model and 'speedrunning' generally...
If you have any passing familiarity with Jordan Peterson's broader oeuvre and of Jungian psychology, you likely already know where I am going with this.
However, I will say more for the uninitiated.
Keep this passage from Maps of Meaning (91) in mind:
"The Archetypal Son... continually reconstructs defined territory, as a consequence of the 'assimilation' of the unknown [as a consequence of 'incestuous' (that is, 'sexual' – read creative) union with the Great Mother]"
In other words, there is a connection between 'sexuality' and creativity that we see throughout time (as Peterson points out with Tiamat and other examples).
In the sexual marketplace, which archetypes are simultaneously deemed the most creative and valued the highest?
The answer is obviously entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and others.
Given that we evolved and each thing we do must have an evolutionary purpose (OR CAUSE), what archetype is the 'speedrunner' engaged in, who is accomplishing nothing new?
They are aiming to make a new sexual archetype, based upon 'speed' rather than 'doing things right' and refuse ownership of what few innovations they can provide to their own scene, denying creativity within their very own sexual archetype.
This is necessarily leftist.
The obvious protest to this would be the 'glitchless 100% run', which in many ways does aim to play the game 'as intended' but seems to simply add the element of 'speed' to the equation.
This objection is ultimately meaningless when one considers how long a game is intended to be played, in net, by the creators, even when under '100%' conditions. There is still time and effort wasted for no reason other than the ones I proposed above.
By now, I am sure that I have bothered a number of you and rustled quite a few of your feathers.
I am not saying that 'speedrunning' is bad, but rather that, thinking about the topic philosophically, there are dangerous elements within it.
That is all.
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