Santa clara driving test route

U.S. Highway 101

2012.03.04 06:55 greatyellowshark U.S. Highway 101

The iconic US 101 - the highway that runs north-south through Washington, Oregon, and California.

2012.08.06 19:43 dfort1986 Rebelution


2023.06.08 10:18 __d_daniel_ Having problems with my seat

Just bought a 2014 Holden Commodore SV6 and I’m having issues moving the drivers seat forwards & backwards. There’s two switches on the side of the seat, one controls lumbar position, I believe and the other I’m not sure works. The handle at the front of the seat also won’t let me adjust back and forth. (Probably should have adjusted the seat in the test drive, but too late now) Can anyone with a similar model provide some insight, please?
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2023.06.08 10:13 Indefatigablex WD Red SSD cache crashes every 2~3 days

I bought a WD Red 1TB SSD (SN700 nvme) for Read-only caching.
However, after a few days, the cache ssd began crashing without any preceding errors. After removing it and reboot, the ssd works normally and all health indicators are green. Also, sometimes the cache starts working again even when I just reboot the nas without removing it from the storage manager.

Are there any suggestions what I should try next?
Since I don't have any pc/laptop with m.2 nvme slots available, I'm afraid I'm not able to test the SSD drive externally. mac user :(

I'm currently using ds923+ with custom 16GB ram + Syno 4G ram, with dsm 7.2. However no warning popped up and everything else works well
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2023.06.08 10:09 WaveOfWire One Hell Of A Vacation - Chapter 89

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Nalah affixed the massive shield to her back, the rectangular form large enough for him to fit behind while only needing to crouch slightly. It was mostly ironwood, but the sides and front were metal-plated, so it still weighed a considerable amount. Despite that, the thing’s bulk hardly seemed to be noticed by the blonde-furred female, likely due to the constant construction work she involved herself in. It paired oddly with the long pike she insisted on using, but he couldn’t deny that poking at things while hiding behind a mobile wall sounded like a good idea.
Jax was wearing his new armour, the bulky chest-piece a mirror of his blond-furred pack mate’s. Though he forwent the protection a buckler or likewise would offer, he doubled up on gear. Gauntlets, vambraces, pauldrons, and anything else he could wear to compliment the massive axe he had taken a liking to.
Where Nalah was fitted to look like an apocalypse survivor—her protections limited to her torso, forearms, and shield—the black-furred male resembled a giant, if underfunded, paladin. All he needed now was some religious imagery and a penchant for exalting the qualities of their god. Joseph almost nudged the guy to suggest it for kicks.
On second thought, he decided that Jax absolutely did not need a reason to start yelling about the Human-turned-religious-figure, because there was no way in hell he wouldn’t. There was no telling what he would choose to say, and the Grand Hunter was perfectly happy never knowing.
Having been with the male as long as he had, it would probably involve ‘taming’ females or something else that would leave him groaning for weeks, if not just contemplating another high-dive from the cliff.
Joseph fixed his own equipment, the ‘Wraith armour’ worn over his own thin iron breastplate. He wasn’t thrilled to wear the extra weight, but it beat being mauled by the thing they were heading out to kill. The trips so far had been tolerable, fog and overcast skies keeping the temperature in check, but he didn’t want to go out in this on a hotter day as Summer really kicked back in. He was sweaty enough without baking inside all this crap.
He adjusted the wolf-skull mask, the rest of the hunting party having gotten over the worst of the unease it gave them. Though they’d needed to rotate people out for the sake of fairness, this would be their eighth consecutive scouting. Using the information that Raine and Faye provided, they narrowed down a likely stomping grounds for the creature and were systematically clearing sectors. It might have been discouraging to keep looking after so long, but the occasional marking on trees and the odd moss-wolf corpse tipped them off that they were getting close. There was still another week’s worth of searching left if today wasn’t the day, but somehow he doubted they wouldn’t need that long.
All in all, they numbered six; larger parties were attempted, but their efforts at stealth quickly became pointless between so many trudging through the forest and stopping for breaks. There was a bit of a scare where one of Mi’low’s pack went missing, but the guy had just stopped to relieve himself. Since the discovery was made by someone else knocking him over in the process by mistake, they decided that keeping the number smaller made communication easier. And lowered the amount of grumbling about needing a bath.
Jax, Nalah, two security members, one of the hunters, and him. Sure, grabbing Tel or the Wraiths would have been a bit more useful for cohesion, but they were all busy with things, and he didn’t want to grind everything in the settlement to a halt for nothing if the search turned up empty again. They were more suited to taking out their fellow Lilhun than some monster in the woods, as much as he disliked the thought.
Scarlet was spending a lot of time with Violet and the new Atmo, Faye was spending much of her recovery with the moss-wolves and moss-pup, and Tel was in the process of helping Harrow shore up the few security members that were slated to become snipers. Kaslin was still learning chemistry with Toril, and Raine was helping whoever needed a hand, so that marked off all of his usual accompaniment. He could have taken more of his direct pack, but they all had important things to take care of as well.
Sahari was managing the pack and putting people where people needed to be put, Pan was working with Idee and Heralt to make a line of armour for the whole pack, and Mi’low was...well, Mi’low. He was pretty sure she was unofficially the master of the hunter’s lodge and spent most of her time keeping track of what came in and out of it, while also making sure that everyone got their fair share. It needed to be done with the settlement growing as much as it had, and it kept Mi’low busy enough to stymie the flow of complaints, so he wasn’t about to complain.
They double checked that they had everything that was needed; food, water, arrows, bolts, and some bags to store anything that the snares had caught on the way back. Four ranged and two melee weapons meant that they would be mostly using Jax and Nalah to soak hits if it came down to it, the others peppering it with projectiles. Given that Harrow was insistent on the bear-thing being resistant to anything they could use at a distance, they also carried spare weapons for the ranged users, just in case. Nodding, Joseph gestured to the group finishing up their preparations for the day’s trip.
“A moment, sir?” Scarlet called to him as she approached the gate, the Wraith flanked by Rose and Cobalt. The two Atmo were decked-out in their own armour, which appeared to be almost entirely metal, save for the palm lining the inside for comfort. Each of their six legs were adorned with broad shields, their bases capped off with a flat storage carriage. They looked like someone had a little too much fun testing how much the insects could effortlessly carry and had ended up with sapient hexapedal tanks.
“Only if you explain why those two would look more at home if they had cannons installed on their backs,” he quipped, an expression somewhere between surprised, amused, and plain dumbfounded plastered on his face. The blackish red-furred female smirked for a split-second before resuming her usual servile presentation.
“The young mistress had extended her request for these two to accompany you.”
Joseph tilted his head incredulously. “Violet told you to send them?”
Scarlet nodded, gesturing to the outfitted Atmo. “They have been under her tutelage for some time now, and wish to be of assistance.”
The Grand Hunter snapped his mouth closed when he was about to ask why his daughter would teach them anything that might be useful for fighting a deadly beast. Of course she did; It was one of the first things he did for her. It would have been weirder for her not to pass on what she knew after all the hours she spent either seeing him coach the others, or being coached herself. With the time she had under her belt, she was the local Atmo Close Quarters Combat specialist, and no one else understood how the modified boxing she learned worked with their bodies like she did.
He wore a hesitant expression, shifting his weight to his other leg. “Well, they’ve certainly geared up.”
“It is a product our smith is rather proud of,” the Wraith affirmed confidently.
He exhaled slowly. “Seems a bit much.”
She seemed to be expecting the remark, barely pausing to register what he said before responding. “Your kit wishes you safe, yet understands you would not allow her to accompany you. These two wish to be of assistance.”
To punctuate her point, the two nodded in agreement, walking forward and slinging some of the backpacks onto their carriages. It seemed ‘no’ wasn’t something they were going to accept after Violet had said her piece. He sighed, conceding that they wouldn’t slow the party down with everyone carrying so much weight in equipment, regardless of the bags. They took breaks frequently enough to accommodate the Atmo, so that wouldn’t hinder anything either.
“Fine,” he relented with a wave of his hand. “We’ll take them. Not like they’d hurt anyway. But–” He put a warning into his tone. “–they’re not playing the hero and getting themselves killed. This isn’t going to work if they think any of us dying is still a net positive, got it?”
The two Atmo mimed their understanding, Scarlet replying with a victorious smile. Joseph couldn’t help but bemusedly roll his eyes. The female had taken rather well to baby-sitting, and that seems to have extended to humouring the young Queen’s schemes now. It wasn’t an unwelcome addition to their little sojourn. At least they could haul back any larger game without it tacking hours onto the return trip.
He thanked Scarlet for her trouble before dismissing her, confirming with the group that everything was accounted for, and set off before it grew too late. He wasn’t looking to get caught out in the woods during the night. The Lilhuns might be fine, but he was pretty well blind unless the moon felt generous.
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Jax watched the two Atmo quietly follow on the sides of the group, their heavily armoured forms posing no issues with their naturally soundless movements in the forest. In the den, they would make moderate clacks and clicks as their chitinous legs contacted the ground, but the soft dirt and foliage stifled all but the smallest report of their travel. With Scarlet supervising alongside Violet, he wouldn’t have been surprised to learn that the former Blade had influenced their movement with the goal in mind, though he had never paid much attention to how they walked before to compare.
He had to admit, having them carry the additional equipment was exceedingly useful. He had proposed having the group use the newly acquired platforms on their more arachnid-like abdomen to rest in shifts, but Joseph was quick to insist that the insects were of lesser stamina than even Lilhuns. The phrasing seemed like a comparative insult, but Jax had more than enough experience with the Human to know that he had simply spoken his mind. To him, everyone had sub-par stamina. Training had gone some way to remedy the discrepancy, but the Grand Hunter could still continue for longer than even the most well-conditioned of them.
The black-furred male rolled his shoulders, feeling the heft of his axe shift with the movement. It was an impressive size, the weight well-balanced and its edge sharp. He had once laid it to the ground out of curiosity and confirmed that it was about as tall as Pan from head to haft, though only if she stood to her full height. Regardless of its size, it was still lighter than the armour he chose to don.
Having only really worn leathers or a few sets of ironwood protections, the encumbering prominence of the iron equipment took getting used to. It wasn’t entirely restrictive, but did put a damper on any chances he had of sprinting from danger. That was fine, he supposed, since he was wearing it against a beast he had no experience with. It could very well outrun him regardless, and he would rather have the defences in either case.
Nalah seemed to be doing fine, the large barrier she kept on her back swaying slightly as she walked. She was unhindered by it, her movements barely affected by the bulk, which was reassuring. Joseph, however, seemed to be panting more than usual, the rolling cloud coverage easing as the sun progressively warmed the environment. The fog from earlier meant that it was rather humid, and that seemed to bore no well wishes for the male encased in dark leathers and thick plates. He had even flipped down his hood, the sweat beading on his skin adding a sheen to his visage.
“I liked this better when the sun didn’t exist,” the Human lamented quietly, just loud enough for Jax to hear. The black-furred male chuckled.
“It would be rather dark.”
Joseph glared at him for a moment before rolling his eyes. “I just don’t rank ‘heavily armoured hike through the woods’ high up on my list of things I want to do regularly.”
“I believe that list would be occupied by your mates, no?” he ribbed playfully, a smirk arising when the Grand Hunter shunted his eyes closed in a grimace.
“I hate you.”
“I can see your smile underneath your displeasure, Joseph,” Jax quipped, nudging the male with his elbow, then giving an apologetic smile when his friend almost fell. Joseph sighed, waving Cobalt over and fetching a water-skin from the luggage that the insect was ferrying without breaking stride—though he needed to be careful not to get stepped on.
The Atmo always amused Jax. Be it their passive demeanour hidden by their towering stature, or his interactions with the den-kit, they never failed to be curious people. Having the two that accompanied Volta with them was an unexpected development, but he couldn’t claim to disapprove. If they had been imparted the methods of combat that Violet had cultivated, then there was little worry of them being harmed by naught but perhaps their current target. At least not until there was a better reference of its strength than the single encounter the first-years had so long ago.
At the time, it had smashed pillars and pierced flesh effortlessly, claws proving to be little more than tempting ministrations of tender touch to the thick hide. Jax only had some of the pack’s recount to base the experience off of, but was content to take their word for it. He was, ashamedly, preoccupied taking care of baser needs when the event transpired, so he was woefully unprepared for the eventual encounter. Still, he was afforded the best the settlement had to offer so that he might serve his duty of protecting the Grand Hunter. Harrow would never forgive him if only he returned.
His thoughts were disturbed by Joseph calling for a rest, Jax’s legs thankful for the break from supporting the unusual weight for so long. The Human dispensed rations and water for the pack, the Atmo waiting until everyone else was supplied before accepting their portion. They rested on their base directly, instead of curling their legs beneath them like Jax had become accustomed. Perhaps the armour impeded such, or they wished to remain mobile in the event such was required. Regardless, they blocked what little breeze there was, forcing the Grand Hunter to walk beyond them to enjoy it in the shade. It was short-lived however, as Rose quickly repositioned to stay between the pack and whatever lay beyond their protections.
It was a futile effort, it seemed, because it repeated again twice before Joseph groaned loudly and threw himself atop the carriage to lay back, his legs dangling at the knee. He seemed perfectly content with the unorthodox arrangement, snorting his amusement along with a muttered comment about a ‘taxi.’
The entertaining sight was marred by a distant yelp, snapping the group to attention. Jax and Joseph traded looks, subtle nods and gestures given to move out while remaining quiet. Ignoring his earlier complaints, the Grand Hunter flicked his hood up and donned the mask, drawing his crossbow and readying a bolt. The hunter of the pack mimicked the preparation, the two security members loosely nocking their arrows while Rose, Cobalt, Jax, and Nalah took point.
They proceeded quietly for far longer than the proximity of the noise would have suggested, but marks and gashes upon the trees implied a moving conflict. Thoughts of it being a lost cause quickly became moot as a closer growl and bark shattered the careful silence they had been maintaining.
Motioning for the pack to stop, Joseph waved Jax forward, Nalah approaching the other side. Using the large shield as additional cover, they peered around a particularly thick tree. Locked in combat were two moss-wolves, both attacking a truly massive grey creature.
Twice the Human’s height, half that in width. Four pillars as legs—the muscular trunks sinewy and defined—supported the disturbing hunched figure, the wide base tapering slightly into a thick and extended torso. A singular eye-stalk replaced the head, the ocular organ atop it pitch black and free of any indication of its focus. Four arms with deadly claws parried and sliced the two yellow beasts as they attempted to drive off the predator, a sickeningly large maw gaping to catch any attempts at a lunge. The mouth of the creature almost occupied the entirety of the available surface area upon its front, the jagged bone tools of manduction undulating with the promise of sustenance.
Joseph pulled them back, cursing under his breath as he tried to fight off the tension. From Nalah’s worried expression, it seemed his caution was rather potent, the other members of the group smelling his reaction as well.
“So, what’s the plan, Jax?” the Human whispered, his grip on the crossbow alternating with his fingers stretching across the trigger lest his fidgeting cause a misfire.
“I thought that, with your record, you would wish to tame it for the settlement,” Jax replied while thinking through a plan of action. He was glad that his friend trusted him, but he wished he had known the true scale of the beast prior. Joseph grit his teeth, turning to glance past the tree again with sarcasm pouring out of his response.
“Can’t quite see Winnie-the-woodchipper there playing great with kids.”
“You say that after adopting an Atmo as kit, Grand Hunter,” he returned, nodding to himself when a plan formed. The Human smiled, the banter easing the tension somewhat. “Rose, Cobalt, you two are the most well defended of us. Circle around and drive the beast this way. You should be capable of such without noise, yes?”
The two insects nodded, emptying their luggage behind a tree so as not to lose any of it before disappearing into the trees. The slight glimmer of their iron armour was the only indication of their position through the dense forest. Jax hoped that the beast was not particularly curious about the dimly pulsing glare, nor finished with its current altercation in time to impede the pair.
Satisfied with their progress, he motioned for the two security members to scale a tree and gain a superior vantage point. Their weapons would be able to maintain a more rapid pace of sustained fire at longer ranges. Joseph and the hunter were instructed to hide behind trees nearby, though the Human would need to remain grounded as his lack of claws made scaling the large flora difficult with his equipment.
Finally, Nalah and he positioned themselves much closer, in order to flank the creature as it fled the Atmo and occupy it long enough for the others to bleed it out, if not outright dispose of it.
With the forms of the Atmo peeking through the brush opposite them, Jax raised his axe to signal the start.
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Joseph felt the hammering in his chest, his heart preparing him to fight for his life against the walking abomination that easily outclassed the only other predator that he had experience with. Sure, the moss-wolves were easy to take down once you had equipment and a plan, but that thing screamed danger.
He watched Jax and Nalah set up behind thick trees, their goal being for Jax to hopefully disable a leg or two with the war-axe while Nalah occupied it with the shield. As the two strongest members of his little family, he trusted both to do their job.
As a clusterfuck of animal and torture device, he had no faith in the creature playing along.
Swallowing his hesitation, he adjusted his grip on the crossbow again, mentally tallying his shots and cursing himself for not researching explosives. Sure, Toril didn’t want to be involved in that kind of weapon, but at the moment, the tailless white-furred male could suck it up and make one anyway. Joseph would give his left nut to see how quickly the chemist would make weapons of mass destruction just to annihilate whatever that thing called home.
Jax raised his axe, glinting the sunlight of it towards the Atmo. Receiving the start signal, the two clicked and loosed a deafening screech, the Human’s ears ringing even from this distance.
The beast seemed unperturbed by the noise, though the lack of visible ears may have had something to do with the lacklustre effect. Regardless, it did notice the two armour-clad insects charging at it, and smartly decided to extradite itself from the area. The moss-wolves, however, didn’t quite get the memo, mistaking the advancing assistance as yet another foe to defend themselves from.
He had to say, Violet taught the two well. They flashed their blades out in the same flicker jab that he had shown his daughter, and with an unceremonious squelch, the two bisected canines landed in four pieces, a vibrant green ichor now staining the weapon-like appendages of the Atmo. Undeterred by their first act of violence—as far as he was aware, anyway—they continued herding the beast.
It wasn’t as fast as they might have feared, its quadrupedal gait hindered by its proportions, but it was still quick enough to be damn intimidating. Its arms acted as a counter balance, constantly adjusting this way and that just to keep it stable. That thing was clearly never meant for sprinting, all its mobility being given to the overactive maw that pulsated with the exertion.
He readied his crossbow, the shaking in his hands not ruining his aim against such a large target. He eyeballed the distance between the creature and the ambush point, forcibly moving his finger off the trigger so that he didn’t fire early.
Closer. Come on. Almost.
Jax wound up like a particularly enthusiastic lumberjack, putting his full body into the rotation. The massive axe swung like a horizontal pendulum striking home with all the finality of a clock tolling midnight. It bit into the front leg of the beast, only sinking a few inches before momentum nearly wretched the weapon from the black-furred male. Luckily, the force and timing was enough to trip it, the creature crashing to the forest floor with a deafening roar of pain.
They could hurt it. That made him feel better.
His relief evaporated as the beast swiftly recovered, hauling itself from the ground faster than he thought possible, but his archers took it for an unspoken signal. Arrows and bolts peppered its thick hide, to no effect—it shrugged off the projectiles like they were nothing more than pine needles, none sinking far enough to gain notable purchase.
Jax hefted his axe for another strike, careful not to over-commit this time. Nalah prodded the beast wherever she could with her pike, the melee weapon sliced and skewered just past the surface of the hide, though not enough to do more than marr. It was, however, enough to gain the attention of the target, the creature swinging two of its four arms to rake across the shield that the blond-furred female held. The iron plating across the front let out an unearthly shriek as claws ripped and crumpled the metal.
Well, fuck.
Nalah was quick to react, treating the shield less as an immovable barrier and more like a slight distance buffer, dodging in and out of range to steal jabs with the polearm. The security members nocked another volley, picking different targets than before. An arrow bounced harmlessly off the black orb of an eye, another finding purchase in what passed for gums in its mouth.
The hint was received; aim for the mouth. Thankfully, that was a large target. Less thankfully, it realized that flashing its teeth was detrimental to its health, slamming the maw closed.
Jax managed another swing, this time into one of the rear legs. It wasn’t as effective as the first strike, but it did warrant a sweeping double back-fist from the creature, scoring Jax’s armour with shallow claw marks as he jumped backwards. Joseph let out a breath as he fired his second shot, only just narrowly missing the sliver of a gap between razor teeth that the enraged attack afforded. It couldn’t keep its mouth shut forever, each frenzied swipe pulling its form enough for glimpses of softer flesh within to appear. The hunter dropped from their tree, darting across to reposition for a wider angle to capitalize on. The creature noticed, lunging forward to eviscerate the easier target.
Joseph blinked as two armoured figures jumped in front of the Lilhun, raising their blades in a tight guard to block the four arms grabbing for a quick meal. The beast recoiled with a thunderous screech, two of its appendages sporting deep gashes that fountained blood, while the others managed to impact above the edged outside of the blades. Rose and Cobalt pressed forward, buying time and space for the hunter to collect themselves and scale up another perch. Taking advantage of its pain, two new arrows ripped through the air, smacking into exposed inner flesh. Two new protrusions joined the first in the mouth, one landing next to the existing projectile, while the other cleared the gateway of serration, driving deeply inside of it.
More flicker jabs and extended straights pushed and cut the beast as it tried to gain distance from the two that wounded it, every retaliatory strike earning it another gash in its grey hide.. Unencumbered by the constant barrage, Nalah thrust into its legs more vigorously, her body leaning into each attack to gain every inch of penetration she could into the muscle and thick hide.
Jax used the chance to score another chopping blow, doubling down on a previous wound to a back leg—striking bone this time, based on the unholy wail the beast uttered. Joseph raised his crossbow to land another shot into its mouth, but the beast flailed wildly to fend off the ambush.
Rose managed to block, Jax lunged backwards, Nalah deflected most of it with what remained of her shield, but Cobalt was caught by a strike, taking the hit to its torso. The Atmo flew backwards, rolling when it landed, the carriage and assorted armoured plates trailing behind it. Rose shifted instantly, covering the direction that their companion had been sent while Jax and Nalah focused on pulling the beast away from the downed combatant.
Joseph’s eyes flicked to the Atmo, waging an internal battle on whether helping the insect would be better or worse for the situation as a whole. He didn’t want to lighten up their assault if it would just mean more injuries, but Cobalt could be in dire need for a patch job. It was hard to tell from where he was.
Cursing, he bolted from his spot, firing off one last round into the gaping maw before clipping the crossbow onto his armour and sliding on his knees in front of Cobalt, healroot hastily retrieved from his pocket.
He paused, sighing in relief when none of the armour bore more than deep gashes, the carapace underneath unblemished by the attack. Cobalt clicked lightly, dazed, but otherwise seeming unhurt. Unlearned in the physiology relevant, he ushered the Atmo to remain out of the fight for fear of concussion or something similar. They could look at the insect back at the base to be sure later.
His head spun around at both Jax and Nalah screaming his name, a massive clawed hand sweeping at him—the monster's approach unnoticed while he focused on Cobalt. Lacking a better option, he lunged forward towards the underside of the beast to dodge the swipe, crashing to his shoulder on the dirt below.
The creature raised a leg above Joseph, pounding the earth scant inches from his head as he rolled sideways. Ignoring the kicked up dirt, he brought his fist to the underside of the beast, flicking the release on his bracer.
Blood spouted from the newly formed wound, the blade breaking at the mechanism as the massive animal lurched in pain, Joseph rolling out of the way of another attempted trampling. He scrambled to his feet, feeling the wind of another strike narrowly missing him.
Yeah, that would probably kill him.
Luckily, the injuries renewed the desire to flee in the monstrosity, the group of attackers proving too dangerous to continue challenging. It stumbled away from them, sparing Cobalt from its panicked trudging. Jax and Nalah started to run towards him, worry evident in their eyes, but he barked for them to finish it, redirecting the two to keep the pressure going. He didn’t want to mention the pain in the arm from where the bracer hitched. It didn’t feel broken, and thus was irrelevant.
Pressure applied, the grey beast picked a random direction free of opponents to escape, ignorant of the waiting security. When it was too close for them to shoot into its mouth at a decent angle, they slung the bows over their shoulders and drew the swords they had been afforded, patiently waiting with the blades turned down.
It passed below them, the two Lilhuns dropping from the branches to put their full weight into the plunging blades. Both landed on the large target, one sword sinking deep into a shoulder, while the other managed to pierce one of its hip joints. The beast spun haphazardly to dislodge the ‘new’ threats, both security members kicking off and finding new trees to set up in.
Whatever damage was actually done, it had lost the use of an arm, and its gait shifted awkwardly as the blade lodged in its hip worked more harm with each shambling step.. Emboldened, Jax picked up the pace, struggling to position himself with the amount of metal he wore. Ducking another swipe of its claws, he saw his chance and swung, pivoting with his axe as a counter weight. For the third time, his axe blade found the wound in its leg, adding a sickening crunch as the bone snapped from the impact.
The creature swung wildly, forced to favour its two remaining good legs, and the only other leg that could still support at least some of its weight. It was unstable now, the hunched figure swaying while unmoving. Unable to run, it decided to go down with as many of them as it could.
Rose caught up with the attack, drawing attention from the comparatively squishy Nalah as the blond-furred female deflected a wayward swing with her shield. The once iron-plated ironwood now sporting little more than jagged scraps of metal atop its silver wooden structure, a series of deep gouges marring the surface. Two lunging thrusts with the pike bit flesh, drawing new blood from the beast.
Joseph loaded his crossbow, getting off two bolts, but not managing to keep it steady enough to hit anything of use, his arm faltering under the weight of the weapon. Cursing, he decided to flank the beast and try his luck with the other bracer. If nothing else, the force in which the blade deployed was enough to pierce the thick hide, and the others were doing a good job of distracting it.
The red armoured Atmo let loose a series of directed swings, the fifth severing an arm in motion, the flying appendage forcing Nalah to raise her shield to block the unorthodox projectile. The female was sent sprawling from the weight of the impact, but the beast was too busy voicing its agony to take advantage of it. Jax worked another two chops into the broad legs, but neither managed to incapacitate it any more, and the prolonged exertion was slowing his reflexes.
As if cued into his waning energy, the beast flung Jax with another strike, the hunter of the group sinking a bolt deep into the cavernous flesh of its mouth to prevent an attempt at following up.
Joseph roared, desperate to finish it off before the creature could do the same to his downed pack. He sprinted at the monster's back and slid underneath it with as much speed as he could muster. Throwing his fist into the passing undercarriage, he let the deployed blade leave a long gash in its wake.
The grey monster lost its ability to stand, torn tendons, blood loss, and inflicted injuries taking their toll. The Grand Hunter kicked off his knees to fling himself out of the way of the collapsing figure, grimacing as the remaining bracer proved unable to support the abuse he had put it through. He looked back at the beast, the flailing body failing to right itself as teeth did little more than gouge dirt, its back exposed. Rose approached, raising their blades together and plunging it through the body over and over until it stopped moving.
Exhausted, the Atmo dropped where it was, breathing heavily. Joseph’s instinct to yell their victory was delayed as he hurried over to Jax and Nalah to confirm he didn't need to bring back bad news. Nalah seemed fine, if a bit sore from hitting the dirt and rolling, while Jax just asked to lay down when he heard that everything was over. Cobalt came over to the group, the armour that had come off collected atop the carriage it had managed to loosely affix to its base.
It was light, a chuckle originating from the Human as he slumped to the ground against a tree, but soon the entire group was roaring with laughter as victory settled in their minds. The two security members helped the hunter begin disassembling the beast, their contribution to the fight leaving them with more energy than the rest. They hadn’t been slacking off, that much was certain. The number of arrows jammed into the maw of the thing would have guaranteed a few extra seconds of survival and chances to escape if one of them had been forcibly tossed into there, and it had caused enough pause for the rest of them to get in a few hits up close.
Joseph rested across from Jax and Nalah, letting his heart rate slow from the rapid pace it had been pinned to since the start of the conflict. His arm continued its protests, but from the amount of movement he still had, he guessed that he had just strained the elbow. A few days taking it easy should straighten that right up.
Once the active members were about half way through processing the creature for hide and meat, Cobalt approached him, a mimed request for assistance putting their armour back on being redirected to Nalah since he doubted he could lift the damn pieces without hurting himself at the moment. She obliged, getting the blue Atmo back in full attire, though it took a while.
Rose stood first, stopping over to allow the hunter to place collected bits and pieces onto the carriage before securing it with whatever they could make due. A security member gathered the moss-wolf corpses for a similar treatment. Waste not, want not, he supposed.
Rose ended up carrying most of their spoils. When he was about to ask why, he, Jax, and Nalah were dragged to Cobalt and hefted onto the carriage. A series of confused questions revealed that the rest wanted to head back before it started getting dark, and it was pretty obvious who was the most exhausted of them. Lacking the will or energy to argue it, he flopped back on the Atmo as the trees passed them by, Nalah resting her legs across him as her head sat on Jax’s lap. The black-furred male didn’t so much as smirk, so it was clear he had pushed himself too far to quip about the arrangement as he laid down.
“The next time you wish to exhaust me this much, Joseph,” the Head of Security started after a long while of silence, tiredness in his voice, “I would prefer it to involve my mate and a bed.”
The Human snorted, closing his eyes and enjoying the lack of walking as the surprisingly stable Atmo carried the three of them. “Fuck off, Jax.”
“Of course, Grand Hunter.”
A/N: Patreon is fixed!... aka new one cuz problems with the last. Check it out to support the story, get AI character art every now and then, or even preview sections of chapters as i write them! (aka, before kieve gets to fix them :D)
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2023.06.08 10:08 TECbill DSM: Version: 7.2-64570 released!
Version: 7.2-64570
Important Note

After installing this update, you will not be able to downgrade to a previous DSM version.
This update will restart your Synology NAS.
Starting from this version, logs for drives will no longer appear in Storage Manager > HDD and will be available only in Log Center.
Removed the "Automatically create port forwarding rules" option from QuickConnect advanced settings to increase network security.
Users can now create a Btrfs volume of up to 1 PB on specific Synology NAS models. This update automatically converts existing volumes that use the Btrfs (Peta Volume) file system to Btrfs. However, to create a volume larger than 200 TB, a RAID 6 storage pool and at least 64 GB of system memory are still required.Learn more
The maximum single volume size supported by RS2423+​/​RS2423RP+ has been adjusted to 200 TB (with a minimum system memory requirement of 32 GB).
Starting from this version, only Windows Server 2008 R2 and above versions will be supported. After installing this update, the current Windows Server 2008 domain and earlier versions will be unavailable.
This update includes fixes to the below issues mentioned in 7.2-64561:
Fixed an issue where updating to DSM 7.2 might fail if users' Synology NAS weren't connected to the Internet.
Fixed an issue where, when the Encryption Key Vault of encrypted volumes was set on a KMIP server, the system would not be able to auto-unlock these volumes after a restart.
Fixed an issue where, if Web Station was installed on an encrypted volume, resetting the system would cause the volume to crash.
Updated C2 Identity Edge Server to version 1.52.0-0186 to ensure its availability and functionality.
For the models below, you can only download the upgrade patch from Synology Download Center because you won't receive notifications for this update on your DSM.
FS Series: FS3017, FS2017, FS1018
XS Series: RS18016xs+, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, RS18017xs+, DS3617xs, DS3617xsII, DS3018xs
Plus Series: RS2416RP+, RS2416+, DS916+, DS716+II, DS716+, DS216+II, DS216+, DS1817+, DS1517+, RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, RS818RP+, RS818+, DS1618+, DS918+, DS718+, DS218+, RS1219+
Value Series: DS416, DS416play, DS216, DS216play, DS116, RS816, DS1817, DS1517, RS217, DS418play
J Series: DS416slim, DS416j, DS216j, DS418j, DS218j, DS419slim, DS119j

What’s New

Added support for WriteOnce shared folders. This feature is based on the Write Once, Read Many (WORM) technology and can be enabled to prevent files from being modified, deleted, or renamed for a specified period.
Added support for volume encryption. All volume encryption keys are stored in the Encryption Key Vault, which can be set up on a local Synology NAS or via KMIP on a remote Synology NAS.
Added more Synology NAS models to support M.2 NVMe SSD storage pools. Learn more
Added more Synology NAS models to support the M2D18 adapter card: RS822RP+, RS822+, RS1221RP+, and RS1221+.
Added more SSD cache group management options, including changing the RAID type and replacing a drive.
Added support for inline zero-block removal to increase the efficiency of data deduplication.
Adjusted how drive information is presented in Storage Manager. Users can now quickly check the condition of their drives by looking at the "Drive Status" field.
Users can now view the amount of used and free space for each storage pool and volume in Storage Manager.
Added a warning notification for when the available shared folder quota is low.
Supports deleting individual desktop notifications.
Supports sending DSM notifications via additional webhook providers, including LINE and Microsoft Teams.
Supports creating custom notification rules for system events, giving users greater control over what notifications to receive.
Supports exporting a list of users and of groups.
Added support for SAML to integrate DSM with external SSO servers.
Added the option to allow non-admin users to safely eject USB devices.
Users can now manually input the IP addresses or FQDNs of one or more domain controllers in the trusted domain. This allows Synology NAS to sync domain data directly with the specified domain controllers.
Users can now enable Synology's email server to send DSM notifications directly to their Synology Account.
Added support for Auto Block, which restricts SMB login attempts from abnormal IP addresses.

Fixed Issues

Fixed an issue where adding drives to a JBOD storage pool did not expand its capacity.
Updated Mbed-TLS to version 2.28.2 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-36647, CVE-2022-46392, CVE-2022-46393).
Updated Libksba to version 1.6.3 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-3515).
Updated SQLite to version 3.40.0 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-46908).
Updated Certifi to version 2022.12.07 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-23491).
Updated Node.js to version 14.21.1 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-43548).
Updated cURL to version 7.86.0 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-27774, CVE-2022-27775, CVE-2022-27776, CVE-2022-27781, CVE-2022-27782, CVE-2022-32205, CVE-2022-32206, CVE-2022-32207, CV E-2022-32221, CVE-2022-35252, CVE-2022-42915, CVE-2022-42916).
Updated PHP to version 8.1.9 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-11043, CVE-2021-21705, CVE-2022-31625).
Updated Sysstat to version 12.7.1 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-39377).
Updated OpenSSL to version 3.0.7 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-2068, CVE-2022-2097, CVE-2022-2274, CVE-2022-3358, CVE-2022-3602, CVE-2022-3786).
Updated Expat to version 2.5.0 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-43680).
Updated Libtirpc to version 2.87 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2021-46828).
Updated GnuPG to version 2.2.39 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-34903).
Updated OpenVPN to version 2.5.8 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-0547).
Updated libxml2 to version 2.9.14 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2022-23308).
Updated GMP to version 6.2.1 to fix a security vulnerability (CVE-2021-43618).
Updated ImageMagick to version 6.9.12-61 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-25664, CVE-2020-25665, CVE-2020-25666, CVE-2020-25667, CVE-2020-25674, CVE-2020-25675, CVE-2020-25676, CVE-2020-27560, CVE-2020-27750, CVE-2020-27751, CVE-2020-27752, CVE-2020-27753, CVE-2020-27754, CVE-2020-27755, CVE-2020-27756, CVE-2020-27757, CVE-2020-27758, CVE-2020-27759, CVE-2020-27760, CVE-2020-27761, CVE-2020-27762, CVE-2020-27763, CVE-2020-27764, CVE-2020-27765, CVE-2020-27766, CVE-2020-27767, CVE-2020-27768, CVE-2020-27769, CVE-2020-27770, CVE-2020-27771, CVE-2020-27772, CVE-2020-27773, CVE-2020-27774, CVE-2020-27775, CVE-2020-27776, CVE-2020-29599, CVE-2021-20176, CVE-2021-20224, CVE-2021-20241, CVE-2021-20245, CVE-2021-20246, CVE-2021-20309, CVE-2021-3574, CVE-2021-3596, CVE-2021-39212, CVE-2021-4219, CVE-2022-1114, CVE-2022-1115, CVE-2022-28463, CVE-2022-32545, CVE-2022-32546, CVE-2022-32547).
Updated FFmpeg to version 4.1.9 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-20892, CVE-2020-20902, CVE-2020-21688, CVE-2020-21697, CVE-2021-3566, CVE-2021-38114, CVE-2021-38291).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Netatalk (CVE-2022-45188).
Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities regarding Python3 (CVE-2020-10735, CVE-2021-28861, CVE-2022-45061).
Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities regarding iproute2 (CVE-2022-3527, CVE-2022-3529, CVE-2022-3530).
Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities regarding D-Bus (CVE-2022-42010, CVE-2022-42011, CVE-2022-42012).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding syslog-ng (CVE-2022-38725).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding inetutils (CVE-2022-39028).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding DNSmasq (CVE-2022-0934).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding BusyBox-udhcp (CVE-2019-5747).
Fixed multiple security vulnerabilities regarding Linux Kernel (CVE-2021-22600, CVE-2021-38209, CVE-2021-4037, CVE-2022-0168, CVE-2022-1016, CVE-2022-1729, CVE-2022-1786, CVE-2022-20141, CVE-2022-20368, CVE-2022-2078, CVE-2022-2639, CVE-2022-2905, CVE-2022-29581, CVE-2022-32250, CVE-2022-3524, CVE-2022-3566, CVE-2022-3567, CVE-2022-36879, CVE-2022-36946, CVE-2022-42703).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding Nginx (CVE-2022-3638).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding ghostscript (CVE-2023-28879).
Fixed a security vulnerability regarding curl (CVE-2023-23916).


S.M.A.R.T. testing for M.2 NVMe SSDs is no longer supported.
Starting from DSM 7.2 Beta, Virtual Machine Manager will no longer support creating clusters with older DSM versions. Please update each host in the cluster to the same DSM version or above versions for the Virtual Machine Manager cluster to operate properly.


This version is released in a staged rollout.

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2023.06.08 10:06 Salty-Psychology-574 "C’mon lads! Let’s show these bastards how fight! 「The Meanest of Times」blow these arseholes to bits!!!"

Stand Name: The Meanest of Times
Namesake: album by the Dropkick Murphys
Localized Name: 「The Meanest of Years」
Stand User: Corbin "The Fuse" MacCaffrey-
Appearance: Standing at 6’2 with a limber build with grayed red hair in a small rat-tail ponytail, green eyes, a full fuzzy beard and mustache, numerous scars from bullet wounds and shrapnel, a tattoo of the words "Tiocfaidh ár lá" in all caps in a gothic font is written down his spine, and has two prosthetic running blade legs colored like the Irish flag. For clothes Corbin wears a black muscle-t, black flat cap, a black two-hole balaclava, a woodland camo military uniform with his jacket buttoned halfway, black sneakers, and black fingerless gloves.
Background: Corbin is a 59 year old man hailing from Donegal, Ireland who was an active IRA member during the Troubles and is now a mercenary under the employ of "Feel Good Inc.". Corbin is a very brash, zealous, and vulgar man who prides his Irish heritage greatly. But even still he is dedicated to the people he calls his friends and is very unshakable in his alliances, oaths, and what not.
Corbin was born into a very patriotic family who were very about their Irish pride and instilled this patriotism into Corbin who gradually adopted these beliefs. Corbin was a very street-tough getting into scraps at a very young age making him a bit of a fight seeker. But a calling came for Corbin in 1972 when Bloody Sunday, where British soldiers shot protesters who were protesting the internment of Irish nationalists, happened. Corbin was beyond outraged by this and at the age of 18 he signed up to join the IRA where he was trained as an urban guerrilla.
Through the course of 7 years of fighting in the Troubles, Corbin took part in bombings, shootouts, smuggling, propaganda, and a few assassinations that turned him into a zealot of a soldier willing to die for the cause. Though was an incident during a bombing in his 5th year of duty, when Corbin had set a shorter timer than expected and the explosion shredded his legs. One of his fellow soldiers got him to a hospital where the doctors had to amputate his legs. Corbin was surprisingly ok with this, if anything he was just mildly annoyed and was soon fitted with some running blade prosthetics. He adapted very quickly and was soon returned to the frontlines where even his lack of legs didn’t stop him fighting at his full potential.
However, the British army was closing in on Corbin and his fellow soldiers and decided to go into hiding in Dublin as even Corbin could see that the war wasn’t going in their favor. Corbin laid low for a long while even after the Troubles was over but still kept in contact with his IRA buddies. Though after years of laying low, Corbin grew restless and wanted to throw himself back into the fray. He then found an ad for "Feel Good Inc." where he became fascinated with their mercenary work styled as vigilantism and signed himself up. He was then brought on made a name for himself as a very experienced mercenary, who was proficient in explosives and urban combat and had claimed lots of contracts. This led to him being recruited into the "Demon Days Unit" which are FGI’s most elite mercenaries.
Corbin met the Captain of the DDU and got into a scrap with him when the Captain pulled out a very odd knife. Corbin caught the knife with his hand and the Captain immediately pulled it out and stopped fighting him to the confusion of Corbin. He became even more confused when the wound on his hand immediately vanished. And after the weirdest debriefing he had ever received talking about the concepts of "stands" and "stand users" Corbin eventually understood and passed the test to join the DDU.
Corbin has now been the crews demolitions man, blowing up anything that needs blowing up with absolute devotion to FGI’s cause. He may be a rather brash individual but he always be willing to put his life on the line to help his DDU friends.
Other Facts: •Favorite food is bacon and waffles •Is quite the party drinker, and tends to get wasted often •Favorite drink is whiskey •Has a hip flask at all times that he takes swigs from •Has an playlist on his phone that is just filled with Irish war songs •Favorite song is Come Out Ye Black and Tans
Stats: ACT 1-2-3
Power: C-B-A
Speed: C-B
Range: B
Durability: D
Precision: C-B
Potential: B-C-E
Appearance: ACT 1: Standing at 5’3 「The Meanest of Times」looks a robotic humanoid with a black welder’s mask with a green visor for a head, a slim brown body that’s scratched and dented, noticeable spikes where it’s feet should be which mimics Corbin’s prosthetics, rivets all over it’s body, and wears jean shorts and a brown leather vest.
ACT 2: Now standing at 5’8, TMT maintains a very similar appearance to ACT 1 with the welding mask with 2 green visored eyes and brown body, but it’s body is more athletic now. The rivets are now more symmetrically placed all over the body, with some on the knuckles for some added kick to punches. The spikes are now full on feet with poles acting as ankles and the stand now wears a shirt under it’s now buttoned up vest, regular jeans, elbow and knee pads, and a black belt with a clover buckle.
ACT 3: At it’s final height of 6’2 TMT is now more burly still maintaining the welding mask with a single bright green eye for a visor and it’s rivets now a bright gold. It’s legs now have ankles and it wears a grey shirt under a brown leather jacket with rolled up sleeves, a black flat cap, brown jeans, bandages to cover it’s exposed arms, more rectangular elbow and knee pads, two black leather belts worn in an x-fashion with golden cross buckles, and white sneakers.
Abilities: RC-XD: 「The Meanest of Times」has the ability to create a small remote controlled car in the style of a black Cadillac van with a C4 explosive inside of it. The van also has big wheels which are adhesive and let it drive on walls, a long antenna on the right side of it’s hood, and a dash-cam inside it as well. Through a electronic control pad that TMT summons, Corbin can control the van and see with dash-cam inside to maneuver it to it’s location and deliver a explosion. This ability modifies with each ACT.
ACT 1: Can create one small remote controlled van with a bomb in it with adhesive wheels that let drive on walls.
ACT 2: Can now create a remote controlled plane and boat variant for more versatility but can’t swap between the forms. The bomb has had an increase in power.
ACT 3: Can now make 3 remote controlled vans that can swap between their car, plane, and boat forms making them all-terrain. The bomb is now extremely powerful in this ACT.
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2023.06.08 10:02 Otherwise_Cheek_8192 From Good to Great: Unleash the Power of These Bigcommerce Alternatives

From Good to Great: Unleash the Power of These Bigcommerce Alternatives
Are you seeking to take your online business to new heights? While Bigcommerce has been a popular choice for e-commerce, it's essential to explore alternatives that can unlock even greater potential. In this article, we'll dive into the best Bigcommerce alternatives available and help you make an informed decision for your business's success.

Why Consider Bigcommerce Alternatives?

Bigcommerce, like any platform, has its limitations. Understanding the drawbacks and considering alternatives can help you overcome these challenges and propel your business forward.
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Limitations of Bigcommerce

  • Lack of customization options: Bigcommerce may restrict your ability to fully customize your online store's design and functionality according to your unique brand identity.
  • Expensive pricing plans: The pricing structure of Bigcommerce might not be suitable for businesses with budget constraints or those seeking cost-effective solutions.
  • Limited scalability: As your business grows, Bigcommerce might not provide the scalability you need, potentially hindering your expansion plans.

Benefits of Exploring Alternatives

However, by exploring Bigcommerce alternatives, you can unlock a host of benefits that will empower your business.
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  • Enhanced scalability and growth opportunities: These alternatives are designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes and facilitate seamless growth, ensuring you won't face limitations when expanding your operations.

Top 3 Bigcommerce Alternatives

Let's delve into the top 3 Bigcommerce alternatives that can elevate your business to new heights:


Wcart is an ecommerce platform that operates in the cloud, making it easy for businesses to create and manage their online stores. It serves as a viable alternative to Bigcommerce, offering businesses increased flexibility and customization options to cater to their specific needs. With a user-friendly interface, Wcart enables users to swiftly design and launch their online stores.
One of the standout features of Wcart is its intuitive drag-and-drop website builder, which empowers businesses to create personalized online stores effortlessly. Moreover, the platform allows for the customization of checkout pages, supports multiple currencies, and seamlessly integrates with popular payment gateways like PayPal, Stripe, and Square.
This versatility offered by Wcart enables businesses to tailor their online stores to perfectly align with their unique product offerings and branding. Additionally, Wcart offers a free trial period, giving businesses the opportunity to test the platform and explore its capabilities before committing to a specific pricing plan.
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Webnexs is a comprehensive ecommerce platform that provides businesses with a wide range of tools and features to efficiently manage their online stores. With Webnexs, businesses can easily handle crucial aspects such as product and inventory management, payment processing, sales tracking, and customer data management. The platform also offers powerful marketing and SEO tools to help businesses increase their sales and drive traffic to their online stores.
One of the key highlights of Webnexs is its intuitive drag-and-drop storefront builder. This user-friendly feature enables businesses to create unique and visually appealing storefronts without requiring any coding expertise. With the flexibility to customize and personalize their online stores, businesses can establish a strong brand identity and deliver a seamless shopping experience to their customers. To further simplify the setup process, Webnexs provides a variety of templates and themes that businesses can choose from to quickly get their online stores up and running.
With its comprehensive suite of features and user-friendly interface, Webnexs presents an excellent alternative to Bigcommerce for businesses seeking a reliable and efficient ecommerce platform. By leveraging the tools and capabilities offered by Webnexs, businesses can streamline their operations, attract more customers, and drive higher sales.


Squarespace, a popular all-in-one website builder, and ecommerce platform allow businesses to effortlessly create and manage their online store, website, and digital content in a single location. With its range of templates, design tools, and ecommerce features, Squarespace facilitates the rapid creation of professional-looking online stores for businesses of any size. Known for its user-friendly interface and dependable customer support, Squarespace is the perfect choice for businesses lacking technical expertise.
Additionally, Squarespace provides tools for creating and managing blogs and other digital content, allowing businesses to establish a robust online presence. Overall, Squarespace is a comprehensive platform that enables businesses to create, customize, and manage their online store and website with ease.
Read More: To Know about Squarespace Alternatives

How to Choose the Right Alternative for Your Business

When selecting the ideal Bigcommerce alternative for your business, it's crucial to consider several factors to ensure a seamless transition and long-term success.

Assessing Your Business Needs

  • Identifying specific requirements: Determine your business's unique needs and functionalities required from an e-commerce platform.
  • Analyzing future growth potential: Consider your business's scalability requirements and choose an alternative that can support your growth trajectory.
  • Considering budget constraints: Evaluate your budget limitations and find an alternative that offers a suitable pricing structure.

Evaluating Key Features and Functionality

  • Store management tools: Assess the availability and usability of tools for managing your store, including inventory management, order fulfillment, and customer support.
  • Marketing and SEO capabilities: Look for alternatives that provide robust marketing and SEO features to enhance your online visibility and drive traffic to your store.
  • Payment and shipping options: Ensure the alternative platform offers diverse payment gateways and shipping integrations that align with your business requirements.

Checking Customer Support and User Feedback

  • Availability of support channels: Investigate the alternative platform's customer support channels to ensure prompt assistance in case of any issues or queries.
  • Reviews and ratings from existing users: Read reviews and ratings from current users to gauge the platform's performance, reliability, and user satisfaction.
  • Community forums and resources: Explore the availability of community forums and resources that can aid you in troubleshooting, learning, and staying updated.
Read More: To Know about Choosing the Best Online Store
In conclusion, exploring Bigcommerce alternatives opens up new possibilities for your business's growth and success. By understanding the limitations of Bigcommerce and the benefits of these alternatives, you can make an informed decision and unleash the power of a platform that perfectly aligns with your business goals. Embrace the change, and take your business from good to great with the right alternative.
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2023.06.08 10:01 Dreamer352 They Were Looking

John was bored one night and decided to get to work on something. He didn't know what exactly to do, so he decided to write a story since writing was one of his hobbies. However, John was so bored that he didn't even know what to write about, so that's when he gave up and went right back to bed staring at his vinyl record copy of The Best of Bread resting on his turntable. He was too lazy to at least make an attempt to drop the needle on the record and listen to some music. Instead, he just stared at the ceiling desperately wanting to do something great, but lacking the energy and motivation to do so; he needed some kind of incentive... John suddenly jolted not realizing that he had dosed off, so he decided to call it a night and close his eyes for good till morning. It was 12:37am...
Twisting, turning, and mumbling, John finally woke up not feeling too well, but it was only 2:00am. He stumbled to the bathroom like a blind drunk man to pee and wash his face. He was cold and shivering like a worried puppy trying to shake off the unpleasant dream that he woke from. After he washes his hands, he stares at himself in the mirror recalling the dream he just had...
A white middle aged man was mowing a lawn. The lawn looked like a small version of John's childhood home in Jonesborough Tennessee. The man was wearing a beige straw hat and had a smirk on his face while constantly wiping his sweat. There was no one else around, just the man mowing the lawn. There was something cold and unwelcoming about the lawn mowing man's presence. He never made eye contact with John, yet John felt as though he was looking at him. "But how?" John whispered to himself... The more John wondered that question to himself, the more hostile the presence of the lawnmowing man became. Still, the man never batted an eye at John, but gave the feeling as though he knew everything about John and was watching him like a Hawk... The lawn mowing man's smirk grew larger, more sweat began to pour from his face as he violently swatted his hands across his sunburnt forehead... Suddenly the ambience became louder and louder which resembled a chaotic orchestral crescendo and...
John suddenly snaps back to reality while still gazing at himself in the mirror; he smirks and tries to laugh the dream away, but there was just something so unsettling about the dream that words just couldn't describe. John desperately wanted to forget about the dream and was too scared to go back to bed fearing that the dream may reappear. He gets back in bed and stares at the ceiling once again but accidentally doses off...
John finally sleeps well until morning when he wakes up to briefly eat some cereal and then gets back in bed realizing he doesn't work on Saturdays... It was dark and raining, but no thunder or lighting, just rain. John hears the sound of a lawnmower revving. It comes in and out of audible range. He rolls out of bed like lazy lion and peeks out of the window only to see the lawnmowing man once again. This time however, the lawnmowing man waves with a normal looking smile on his face while politely hollering, "Hi John! How are ya?"
John suddenly springs upward on his bed like a petrified deer unable to move and process what's going on! "Oh crap, it's 2:00pm!" John says to himself feeling like the end of the world is at hand. John's mind slowly starts to wake up as he begins to relax remembering that he doesn't work on Saturdays. But nothing seemed to be able to ease him away from that dreadful dream. Nothing he did could shake that feeling off, it was almost as though the dream really did happen in some unearthly dimension or realm that the human spirit goes to while slumbering... But there it was again, the sound of the lawnmower slowly going in and out of audible range... John chuckles realizing that the active lawnmowing team outside was the reason he dreamed of a lawnmower in his dream... But what about the first dream? he thought to himself...
It was a beautiful sunny day and John wanted to take advantage of the day while also hoping to forget about the unpleasant dream he had. He ate a quick meal and dressed himself for an adventure to the grocery store. He had to pee before leaving, so he went to the bathroom to take care of business... While washing his hands, he stares at himself in the mirror and chuckles again trying to convince himself that it was just a normal dream. "It was literally just a dream about a man mowing the lawn, I mean how is that scary?" he said. "I mean, maybe I was feeling a little sick and that's why such a normal dream felt so terrifying. Oh well, it's normal. Let's go get some groceries and ice cream so that I can focus on that story I want to try to write this time tonight!"
John hits the road in his silver 2012 Mustang leaving nothing but dust and bad bad dreams behind. As he's driving through a suburban area, he notices a man in a beige straw hat mowing their lawn... John chuckles and says, "Haha, see? Totally normal!" John finally arrives at the local grocery store... John parks his Mustang when the sky suddenly turns grey as rush of pale clouds dim the skies. The grocery store looked rather ghostly and depressing. There were many old looking cars that resembled a 2002 Toyota Camry, some with rusting canopies and dirty hubcaps. Out in the distance of the lot, there was a lawnmowing team truck branded with a decal that read Straw Hat Lawncare...
John made his way into the the grocery store and felt a bitter welcome from everyone inside. Nobody glanced at John. Everyone in the store looked like depressed fish passing by each other. There was a Hispanic family talking Spanish. The father was wearing a green jersey and the mother was sporting a pink sweater with grey sweatpants. Their kids were following along while randomly touching items. John was Hispanic as well, but felt no connection around this family. That's when John started to notice that nobody made eye contact with him, even when he said "excuse me" to reach for something. Not the employees, not the local sheriff, not the old lady looking at flowers, nobody... Not that John wanted to be looked at or noticed, but there was something odd about this, almost as if everybody was purposefully told not to make any kind of contact with him. It was a feeling that was hard to explain.
John quickly grabs some groceries to rush over to checkout to test if the cashier would at least say hello or something. But to John's disappointment, the cashier did not even greet John when he set his items down on the checkout countertop. The conveyor belt squeaks every time it moves; it's movement seems so lifeless, just like the cashier... Still, no eye contact whatsoever, not even if he tried to make conversation. The cashier just looked down the whole time. John started to panic inside, something just didn't feel right. It's not all in my head! John thought to himself... John grabs his groceries and heads for the exit when he notices a dirty looking man wearing beige straw hat smoking a cigarette. This man happened to be the only person that glanced at John, but it wasn't a pleasant glance. The man had a grim look on his face... John started to get the feeling that everybody was on to him, and that even the people who were ignoring him were actually very aware of his presence.
John was a good guy, not a saint, but a good-hearted person. He's never caused any harm to anyone and has always been a respectful gentlemen. But why? Why does it feel like these people hate me for no reason? John thought to himself again. Although John was physically being ignored, he got the feeling that everybody was actually looking at him... John quickly paces towards his Mustang. His heart throbbing, muscles tightening, jaw clenching, head aching; John starts his car and glances around. He looks out his right window and sees the dull grocery store. He looks straight ahead and sees the lawnmowing team truck. He looks to his left and sees a man with a beige straw hat right next to the window. The man knocks looking like he was begging for money. John being good hearted lowers the window but the man speaks before John could do anything, "Your back tire is flat!" The man kept repeating the same phrase over and over as if having a flat tire was bad luck. The man reeked of whiskey and tabaco, he had no front teeth and looked like he was wired on methamphetamine or something. "Come on out here and look!" the man exclaimed. "That tire's lookin bad man, you gotta get that fixed. You got one of them spares?" "Yeah, I got a spare." John said. "I got this, don't worry about me." "OF COURSE I'm gon worry bout you brother, that's what we do round here!"
The man starts telling a story about his brother Phil who had a flat tire because he was being shot at by some thugs. The man's story seems to go on forever and John starts to tune out. John glances out in the distance over the man's shoulder; the man's voice begins to get muddled as John focuses on someone getting out of the lawnmowing team truck in the distance. His heart starts to race when he sees another man with a beige straw hat stepping out of the car, except this time, John felt a very hostile vibration. The man in the distance puffed a cloud of smoke when he quickly glanced towards John's way with an evil look on his face... John looks behind and sees another man with a beige straw hat just like the one from his dream. Oddly enough, this man waved and shouted, "Hello! Need some help?"
John's heart started to pound and he almost felt like fainting. Maybe it's just my anxiety. "I've got to go!" John told the whiskey breathed man and cranked on his Mustang. He peeled out of the parking lot like a rabbit fearing for it's life. He could still hear the whiskey breathed man crying, "Hey man! I just wanted to help!" The whiskey breathed man kept crying, "I just wanted to help man! I JUST WANTED TO HELP!!" Tears rolling down his face, down his now sad face, "I just wanted to help you DOOD!! Why? WHY this gotta happen to me man? WHY! Why man? Come on! I JUST WANTED TO HELP!! I just wanted to help! Ahh!! AHHH!!!"
John finally arrived back home and hurried out of his car into his house... Suddenly everything was quiet... Too quiet... Finally, peace. I just have to rest and forget about that dream I had. It's ok, that whiskey breathed man was just really high on meth, he didn't hurt me. I was just really freaked out, that's all. I hope that man will be alright. I feel kind of bad, I didn't want to leave him there all alone. He looked like he was a hurting man, could've used a little company. No, what am I thinking? He was just high. Why should I trust some random meth-head like that? Awe, he's alright. He's cool... I'm tired now, I'm just going to relax and see if I can start that story! Yeah, that'll cheer me up! It's just life, weird stuff happens! But what about... No, forget it... But why was I seeing men with beige straw hats all day like the man in my dream? Nah, I'm overthinking, it was just a hot sunny day today, duh... But what about all of those grim looking people at the store? I felt like they were on to me, like they were all in on it. Oh crap! Maybe they know about my dream! No way, that's not possible... But what if dreams really are connected to real-life? I mean, it's part of life after all... Nah, that's too weird, it's all in my head...
Suddenly, the sound of a 4-stroke engine starts revving... Grass? At this time? It's late evening. John crawls over to his window and sees a man in a beige straw hat cutting the neighbors lawn... "Ahh!!" John jolts upwards biting his nails. He crawls back to his bed and tries to once again justify what's happening... Suddenly, he smells cigarette smoke. "What's that smell?" he says... He slowly glances at a dirty light blue uniform and before he could make out what it is, a raspy voice 'declares, "WE"RE WATCHING YOU..." Another voice says, "WE'RE LOOKING AT YOU, HAPPY NOW?" Another voice answers that one, "LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO DALE JERK! AH HAHA!" "YEAH, YOU'RE SO MEAN FOR LEAVING HIM BEHIND!" "DALE ERA UN BUEN HOMBRE..." Said a Spanish voice...
John slowly looked up and saw an extremely pale faced version of the cashier from the grocery store and still not making eye contact, but three inches away from John saying, "Hi honey, how are ya?" and then repeats the phrase over again, "I SAID HOW ARE YA HONEY? WHAT, CAT GOTCHA TONGUE? WELL I'LL FEED IT TO MUH CATS WHEN I GET HOME THEN! BET CHU DON'T HAVE THE DECENCY TO HELP OUT DALE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF FOOD, DO YA?" She kept shouting at John three inches away while still not making eye contact. "SO? HOW YA DOING HONEY? FIND EVERYTHING YA NEED? HAHAHAHA! YOU SU................
John wakes up again... It's 2:00am. Everything is quiet. Desperately trying to forget the bad dreams and the strange day at the grocery store, he finally decides to drop the needle on the Best of Bread vinyl record. The music is soothing. He begins to drift into slumber once again.
John sleeps in and wakes up at 2:00pm on Sunday, he doesn't work on Sunday's either. John realizes he never got the groceries that he actually needed, so he makes his way to the grocery store once again. on another sunny day. He pulls into the parking lot, but this time they sky stays sunny and blue. The lawn mowing team truck is gone. John makes his way inside the grocery store. This time, a jolly old man greets him as he walks in. "How are you doing young man?" Says the old man. "Fine, thank you." John replies. Today, everybody was acknowledging John and making him feel welcome. Lots of smiles and hellos. There was even another Hispanic family who smiled at John while crossing paths. Even the children seemed happy. Hmm, too suspicious. It's almost like they're watching me and know what happened yesterday.
John grabbed all the items he needed and headed for checkout. He approached the counter and was greeted by the same cashier from last time. This time she actually speaks to John... "Hey honey, how are ya?" Says the cashier with a cute smile. "Great, how are you? John replies. "Oh honey, I had such a busy day yesterday! First I had to go see my doctor because of my back pain, then my car ran out of gas and I had to tell my hubby to help me out. Then he starts going off on me about how these lawn mowing guys woke him up at 5 in the mornin' and I told him, honey, they just doin' they job. Oh honey, today is much better, it's a beautiful day and my back feels better." Something about this doesn't seem right... She knows... She knows and she's playing around with me... Everybody is... No, I'm just being paranoid. Forget it, today is a great day!
John makes his way back to his mustang with a kart full of groceries... "HEY DOOD!!" suddenly screams the whiskey breathed man from behind. "Whoa man, you scared me!" Says John. "Oh I'm sorry man, didn't mean to startle ya.. Hey, I noticed you got a spare tire now. Good job buddy! Hey listen man, I'm feeling happy today a.. a.. and I just want to give you my hat!" John looks at the beige straw hat... "Are you sure?" John asks. "Yeah man, go on and take it, it's time I let go of somethings in life. I'm trying to start a new life man and stay away from theses drugs out here man. You go on an take it, it has good luck man!" John accepts and takes the hat. The man smiles. John smiles. "Hey I'll see ya later DOOD!"
It's 12:37am and John is staring at the beige straw hat that the whiskey breathed man gave him... John lugged out his vintage 1970's typewriter and was finally in the mood to write. He knew what he wanted to start with, but just right before he was about to type the letter L with his ring finger, the sound of a 4-stroke engine starts revving...

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2023.06.08 10:01 Carzbot A Step-by-Step Guide on Refilling Windshield Washer Fluid at Home Performance

Maintaining a clean and clear windshield is essential for safe driving, as it ensures optimum visibility on the road. However, the environment often throws various elements at our windshields, such as grime, bugs, and bird droppings, which can hinder our view. To combat this, modern cars are equipped with windshield wiper fluid reservoirs and spray systems that make cleaning a breeze. When the fluid level runs low, it's time to refill the reservoir to ensure uninterrupted use. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the easy steps to refill your windshield washer fluid at home. You don't need any special tools for this task; just a trip to the store and a few minutes of your time. Let's get started!

1: Locating the Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir:

The windshield washer fluid reservoir is typically found in the engine bay of your vehicle. Look for a reservoir with a blue cap featuring the windshield wiper symbol. While the exact location may vary depending on your car's make, model, and manufacturing year, you can consult your owner's manual for assistance. It is crucial to identify the correct reservoir to avoid accidentally tampering with other fluid compartments.

2: Opening the Reservoir Cap and Adding Distilled Water:

Once you have located the reservoir, carefully open the cap, ensuring it is undamaged. To refill the fluid, you will need distilled water, which is recommended to prevent mineral deposits and maintain the longevity of your washer system. Using a funnel, pour the distilled water into the reservoir slowly and cautiously. Be mindful not to overfill the reservoir, as it can lead to leakage and potentially damage other components.
During the refilling process, it is vital to prevent any debris or dirt from entering the reservoir. Even tiny particles can clog the fluid lines, hindering the spray action on your windshield. Take extra care to keep the area clean and free from any potential contaminants.

3: Checking the Fluid Sprayer:

After successfully refilling the reservoir, start your vehicle and test the fluid sprayer. Engage the wiper system and verify if the sprayer is functioning correctly. Ensure that the fluid is adequately sprayed onto the windshield in a consistent manner. Check for any abnormalities, such as insufficient spray or irregular spray patterns, which might indicate underlying issues. If the fluid sprayer is working correctly and the windshield is being effectively cleaned, congratulations! You have successfully refilled your windshield washer fluid, and your car is ready for the road.


Maintaining a clear and clean windshield is vital for road safety, and refilling the windshield washer fluid is a simple yet important task. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily refill the fluid reservoir at home without the need for professional assistance or specialized tools.
Remember, regularly checking and topping up your windshield washer fluid ensures that you have a reliable and efficient cleaning system when you need it most. Additionally, using distilled water helps prevent clogging and prolongs the lifespan of your washer system. So, take a proactive approach to your vehicle maintenance, and with just a few minutes of effort, enjoy the benefits of a clear and unobstructed view on your daily drives. Stay safe on the road and enjoy the journey!
Also Read : How to Maintain and Drive a Diesel Car: Essential Tips for Optimal Performance
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2023.06.08 09:58 DoorFacethe3rd What is happening???

What is going on?? I recently built a new system and got an OLED and have naturally been testing tons of games on all the new hardware. I have seen this bizarre black void takeover only a couple times. Here in RDR2 and once in Hogwarts Legacy. It appears as a black box and slowly envelopes everything but minds the geometry of assets to a degree. In HWL it appeared behind Hogwarts castle and rapidly grew and filled the whole sky but didn’t enter the foreground. Here in RDR2 it takes over almost everything.
Notice it does not envelope the HUD or if I pause the menu comes up fine and I can alt tab out to a normal screen. It does not happen every time I play either title. System is:
Win11 13600k 4080FE MSI Z790 DDR4 32Gb 3600 cl16 ripjaws ddr4 Many samsung 970evo and 860evo drives. Corsair RM850x
LG C2 48” Samsung qled Q60 55” Acer 2” gaming monitor
I currently only have the 2 tvs plugged in and one is using a jsaux DP to HDMI adapter which does seem to be causing some glitches but I would think if it were that it would only happen on one monitor. Its difficult to test because this issue happens so randomly.
Please just tell me its not the GPU.. lol
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2023.06.08 09:56 Prophet_60091_ What is the process/experience like for buying a used car and getting rid of an old one in Germany?

I've searched this subreddit for similar topics, but none of them really answered the questions I have.
My (DE) wife and I (US) have an old car that was re-ended and destroyed. We need to buy a new (used) car and I'm unsure of what to expect. It's the first time doing this for the both of us. (She inherited our car from her grandfather, and I've never purchased a car in Germany before). We are looking exclusively at buying from a dealership and only cars with a full service history and a guarantee.

  1. Is it ok to haggle? How much? (I realize this really depends, but I have no idea how to haggle or what's reasonable. It just seems like such ridiculous social theatre to have to go through this song and dance to find the real price)
  2. If I need to haggle, how can I find out the value of a car? Auto24 and both have indicators of how good of a deal a price point is, but I don't think I have a way of looking at how that info is calculated. I remember in the US there was a thing called a "Blue Book", which listed the price of cars, but I don't know the analog to that here.
  3. What can I expect when I go to a dealership? My only point of reference is pushy/sleezy car salesmen in the US, so I don't know what to expect.
  4. If I ask to take a test drive of a car, how does this typically go? Do I need to provide them anything besides my driver's license? How long can you typically test drive a car for? Will someone from the dealership sit in the car with me as I drive it? I'd like to get a feel for how a car drives around a city, rural roads, and what the wind noise is like on the autobahn, so I'd ideally like to do all of that.
  5. Is it common to have a trusted mechanic look at a car first if you are buying it from a reputable dealership and there is a guarantee? We have a mechanic we trust, but I don't know how we would arrange to have them look at the car. Some of the car dealerships we are looking at are over 150km away from where we live and I don't imagine it'd be possible to drive the car back to our mechanic for a day or for them to drive out to see the car.
  6. If we decide we want to buy the car, what happens next with insurance and registration? We currently have our old (destroyed) car registered and with insurance under my wife. We would like to keep the new car registered and insured with my wife as well. I know we need to de-register the old car before it is taken away, but can we also register a new car at the same time and same appointment as de-registering the old car? (I know this might depend on the location, we're in Berlin, so my hopes are not high that we could efficiently do both at the same appointment)
  7. How is payment typically handled? We have savings and want to buy the used car outright, no financing or anything like that. Is it typically just a bank transfer with a reference number or something so the dealership knows it's us paying for the car? That might take 1-2 days to actually transfer - which leads me to my next question:
  8. How long does this process typically take? I know in the US you could walk into a dealership with cash and leave with a car, but I can't imagine that would work here because of the bureaucracy. I'm expecting something like 2-4 days from the point of saying "I would like to buy this car" to the point where we can drive it off the lot? (Though that might also depend on how quickly we can de-registeregister our cars at the relevant authorities in Berlin, and getting any kind of amt appointment in Berlin is a nightmare)
  9. Is there anything in particular we need to watch out for or be aware of? I'm hoping that by going to a large dealership with lots of positive ratings that we will be fine and they won't try and screw us, but the cliché of the unethical used car salesman is burned into my mind and I want to be careful.
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2023.06.08 09:46 ProdigalTrader (Please Help) Am I making a good decision to take TRT?

I got my blood work done. From my novice understanding everything was guchi, except my test. Here was my results; Male, 29yo Total Test 281 cFT 5.7 Estradiol 28.5 TSH/FT3/FT4 1.74/3.2/1.07 DHEA 301 HDL/LDL/TRIGs 1.74/ 3.2 / 1.07 Vitamin D/B12 36/714 SHBG 29.9 PSA 0.5 A1C 5.1
I was given 200mg TRT, HCG SQ Injection 50units and anastrozole tablets (if needed). Oh and some Vitamin D. My levels were also trash there. I've already been give one dose of TRT and have a month supply. Here's my hesitance on continuing and after thoughts, could be derived from ignorance but that's also why I'm here for a plethora of opinions from a niche audience; I was a competitive strongman competitor in college. Thru ages 19-26 I was placing in most contests. Always been naturally strong. Even now, I'm still strong albeit a bit fatter. 6ft, weighing >245lbs. I can easily rep 315 on squat, easily bench 225 for 12 reps, easily deadlift 405. None of those max effort cause I've got multiple past injuries that keep me from pushing myself to maxes. Low back issues. w/e. These days I lift with serious body builders. I'm not at their level, but I can almost keep up. Which I consider good seeing as I consider myself to be pretty out of shape. a year ago I was 195lbs, 6 pack pushing to see my 8 well, which I didn't even realize I had. Albeit- not as strong as I was when I was fatter. Only reason I'm mentioning all of this is I'm so flabbergasted that my test levels actually came back this low. I know I don't sleep enough (average 5-6 hours). I'm getting back to a more healthy state but haven't become strict with my diet; although usually I have better results by now. Going from middle weight to heavyweight is nothing new to me. I also work from home and definitely don't get enough sun. Could fixing these things further, on their own, bring my levels back to something more comparable with an athletic 29yo? I'm nervous cause I've never taken a test booster of any kind. Protein shakes, creatine, pre workout. All I've ever taken. I was competitive in an untested sport and winning medals. Idk what my levels were then, but it makes me feel like this test was somehow an outlier. I did go thru buying the prescribed medications because I just felt in the moment it's what I should do. But still. I'm cautious cause from my understanding if I continue taking this now, it's a lifelong commitment. And I guess most of all I just can't seem to find good info on a normal range of testosterone day to day or what a normal variance would be. And I'm paranoid the Doc is pushing me to this route for a few bucks in his pocket. I could be way out of line with any number of things in this post. Could be over thinking the entire thing. I will lastly add that I don't want to be average. I may not compete again (may) but I really like being in great shape. Being well above average in strength, even when cutting. And I would like to maybe body build or at least look like I do. So if I should take these results as a sign that I just had a huge drop off and should supplement to get to 1000 or more so I can hit the goals I have, I'm not outright opposed to taking any of the prescriptions. Although, it's like $180/mo. I mean I can afford it for sure, but my stingy ass can't help but recognize that's like a car payment and I imagine that only goes up from here. So what do you think. Lay it on me.
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2023.06.08 09:35 omninostechnology How a Gojek Clone App Expands Your Reach ?

In the dynamic and fast-paced world of business, staying ahead of the competition requires innovative solutions to reach a wider audience. In recent years, mobile apps have revolutionized the way businesses operate and connect with their customers. One such transformative solution is a Gojek clone app, which can enable businesses to tap into a vast and diverse audience base. In this blog post, we will explore how a Gojek clone app, developed using Omninos Solutions' cutting-edge technology, can help businesses expand their reach and achieve remarkable growth.
Seamless Multi-Service Experience:
A Gojek clone app offers businesses a unique opportunity to provide customers with a comprehensive range of services in a single platform. From ride-hailing and food delivery to grocery shopping and beauty services, businesses can offer multiple services through a single app. This versatility not only caters to the diverse needs of customers but also helps businesses to position themselves as a one-stop solution provider. Omninos Solutions' expertise in app development ensures a seamless user experience, making it easy for businesses to engage and retain customers.
Geographical Expansion and Localized Services:
Expanding business operations to new geographical locations can be a challenging endeavor. However, with a Gojek clone app, businesses can efficiently expand their services to different regions. By replicating the successful model of Gojek, Omninos Solutions helps businesses establish a strong local presence while ensuring that services are tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each location. This localized approach enhances customer satisfaction and loyalty, driving business growth.
Enhanced Customer Convenience:
Convenience plays a pivotal role in attracting and retaining customers. A Gojek clone app brings a host of convenient features to businesses, such as real-time service tracking, multiple payment options, and seamless communication channels. By offering a user-friendly interface and a hassle-free booking process, businesses can provide exceptional convenience to their customers, resulting in higher customer retention rates and positive brand experiences.
Increased Brand Visibility:
A Gojek clone app developed by Omninos Solutions offers businesses a dedicated platform to showcase their brand and services. With personalized branding elements and a visually appealing interface, businesses can enhance their brand visibility and recognition. Additionally, the app's integration with social media platforms enables businesses to leverage the power of social sharing and organic marketing, further amplifying their brand reach and attracting new customers.
Advanced Features and Scalability:
Omninos Solutions goes beyond cloning the Gojek app by incorporating advanced features and scalability options to meet the evolving needs of businesses. These features may include real-time analytics, intelligent routing algorithms, driver-partner management systems, and customer feedback mechanisms. The app's scalability ensures that businesses can expand their operations seamlessly without compromising performance or user experience, allowing for sustainable growth.
In an increasingly digital world, a Gojek clone app, powered by Omninos Solutions' expertise, can be a game-changer for businesses seeking to reach a wider audience and drive growth. By offering a multi-service experience, localized services, enhanced convenience, and increased brand visibility, the app empowers businesses to connect with diverse customer segments and establish a strong market presence. Embracing the potential of a Gojek clone app enables businesses to expand their reach, stay ahead of the competition, and achieve long-term success in the rapidly evolving business landscape.
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2023.06.08 09:31 MachoKingSundance Teaching to the Extreme

I'm not sure if this has been done before or not, but I would love to see Mr. Grub teach Courtney Freakin Milller!
Honestly the subject matter could be about anything, but for some reason I would love to see CFM take a driving test. Just picturing the two of them bickering in a car would be hilarious!
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2023.06.08 09:22 brucewayne__321 Scorpion Drive Ryan Gosling White Bomber Jacket

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2023.06.08 09:20 Zealousideal-Lynx-71 I am probably insecure but..

My boyfriend is younger than I am and so is my best friend. They've met and get along great which is fine. Recently my boyfriend had mentioned taking me out on his motorcycle but had yet to have a passenger on the back so is a bit hesitant. I was telling my friend about it and how he had mentioned wanting to take his buddy out first as a test drive, and she instantly was trying to volunteer as the test rider since she had been on them before. I know how insecure I sound but to me it felt kind of weird the idea of her on the back of his bike before I had even been on. She is also much more petite than I am (she is under 100 pounds) and I feel it wouldn't be giving him any experience in riding with someone heavier. Am I really that wrong for feeling a bit uncomfortable with her volunteering so quickly when it wasn't even a question if she would do it?
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2023.06.08 09:16 Vintade_358 Brake Test - beamng drive

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2023.06.08 09:14 alexdd88 What am I doing wrong, what should I fix?

I need help since I see no gut improvements.
What should I do, given my brief history.
10 years ago I started getting eczema on my scalp when I ate various foods.
Only after many years of damage to my gut have I realised I needed to stop eating what I was eating.
So I have been carnivore/keto for 4 years, and the past years I have been eating mostly beef steak with white basmati rice.
During this time, i kind of controlled my scalp rash, knowing that If i ate high histamine foods or fried/chemically enchanted foods I would flare up and not be able to sleep properly. So i avoided these foods 97% of the time.
During summer when it's sunny, my tolerance to food histamines is way better.
But this past winter, i ended up with a rash on my scalp like never before. I had unmovable scales and no matter what I ate, (just beef and rice) it was getting worse and worse. I was also baking my own sourdough bread thinking that it would remove the glutten. But who knows.
This winter I did stool PCR test and found out I had Blastocitis Hominis.
I have also tested my Zonulin and it was 30% over the limit meaning leaky gut (permeability)
Now it's almost summer and my symptoms are better but still, I need to keep a bland diet of beef/chicken/lamb and white rice, otherwise, as I was now on my holiday, I ate a bit of matured cheese, a glass of wine once and i had a big scalp flare up.
I have been taking the past year 5000k vitamind D3 with K2 and electrolised beef (100% collagen)
and the last 6 months I took Taurine, L-glutamine, B complex, additional B6, Tongat Ali, Magnesium.
After I have found I had that parasite, I decided to NOT go the antibiotic route, and to take the following: 1 drop oregano oil in glass of water daily, parasite cleanse natural pills with oregano oil, garlic, BLACK walnut, wormwood etc together with probiotic Saccharomyces Boulardii and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
But i do not feel any improvements, I am thinking that I feel better simply because it's summer and my body can handle the symptoms way better.
I plan on doing a stool test for dysbiosis
I understand that it can show what bacteria is lacking or overpowering the gut.
I understand that the event from winter was maybe due to the parasite, who knows if maybe I had it since 10 years ago when it all started, or only this the past year.
If it's been only this past yeAr, why have I suffered leaky gut symptoms for 10 years? And why hasn't it healed in the last 4 years since I have been eating carnivore keto and really avoided the bad stuff?
I can barely eat foods that have natural
Probiotics such as sauerkraut, or aged cheese or bone broth, because I flare up like crazy.
Also, in terms or fibre, i can eat bananas and watermelon.
I can't eat greens (oxalates) nor carrots or any ROOT vegetables because I flare up.
What is there to do next?
I appreciate your feedback!
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2023.06.08 09:06 beginners-blog Affiliate Marketing Plan

A comprehensive plan for successful affiliate marketing, aimed at maximizing your potential earnings:
  1. In-Depth Niche Research: Conduct extensive research to identify a profitable niche with high demand and good commission rates. Look for niches where you have expertise, passion, or a unique perspective to stand out from the competition.
  2. Build a High-Quality Website or Blog: Create a professional website or blog that serves as a valuable resource for your target audience. Focus on providing engaging and informative content that addresses their pain points, offers solutions, and showcases the benefits of the products you promote.
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2023.06.08 08:53 TerribleSell2997 Baggage Scanner Market to see Rapid Growth by 2029

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2023.06.08 08:52 buiz88 Declutter touch screen?

We are considering a Model Y Long Range. Had a test drive. Wife doesn't like the moving graphics of the surrounding traffic, finding it distracting. In addition, the speed is in fairly small font and although I'm sure we can get used to it, it's really not placed optimally requiring us to take our eyes off the road for something as essential as reading the speed. Is there a way to customize the touch screen to only show what actually matters and in larger font (speed, speed limit, remaining range) while driving? I have found various third-party HUD gadgets online but would prefer to avoid those complications.
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2023.06.08 08:50 moshpitrocker GPA Update on Power System Status Restoration June 8, 2023 Day 14 Since COR4

GPA Update on Power System Status Restoration June 8, 2023 Day 14 Since COR4
Guam Power Authority (GPA) continues its power restoration process and have made progress to its post-typhoon recovery. The crews are divided into sectors to systematically address grid repairs throughout the island. GPA will continue to provide an estimate recovery summary to summarize our restoration progress to the Island-Wide Power System (IWPS).
Typhoon Mawar Recovery Summary As of 1:00 pm, THURSDAY June 8, 2023
IWPS System Load Restored (Customer Demand) 66.0% Customers Restored 48.8% Note: System Load (customer demand) percentage is higher than customer count because commercial and industrial loads are higher than residential loads.
Generation Capacity: 154MW of capacity online supporting 132MW load.
TODAY’S KEY OBJECTIVES INCLUDE: • Continue Phase II recovery effort by sweeping these feeders and restoring customers with minimal typhoon damage. • Continue to work on urgent, essential needs islandwide.
POST-TYPHOON RECOVERY PHASE II (June 6 – 13, 2023) In the second phase of the post-typhoon recovery, GPA crews are addressing three or more sectors (north, central, and south) to restore as many customers (with minimal storm damage) as possible per feeder. Those with significant damages will be addressed in Phase III recovery efforts.
Some areas of focus over the next 1 to 3 days include: • P-270: Liguan Terrace subdivision. • P-310: Harmon McDonald’s on to Route 1, including Taitano Road. • P-250: Ordot-Chalan Pago area. • P-280: Anigua substation towards Maina, and through to Asan valley. • P-261: Malojloj gas station down to Inalahan, and onto Malesso. • P-202: Route 1 from Tamuning substation to East Agana (old Nissan Motors). • P-220, P-221, P-222, P-223: Agat and Santa Rita villages and subdivisions • P-87, P-88, P-89: Dededo village work continues, including Ysengsong. • P-330, Y-331, Y-332: Yigo village work continues. • P-322: Alageta Street area, Dededo. • P-294: Mariano Street area, Mangilao. • P-46*: NCS area, Dededo *Heavy typhoon damaged feeders
GENERATION CAPACITY • Current operable capacity is 154MW which is adequate for today’s load of 132MW. • Work continues to dry out base load units (Piti 8 and Cabras 1), as they proceed toward being placed online at the earliest possible date. Cabras 2 expected to be online by this evening. Piti 8 may be online Friday, June 9.
GENERAL NOTIFICATIONS: • A fifteen (15) member line crew from Snohomish PUD, Washington arrives this evening, Thursday, June 8 to assist in recovery effort. This team will concentrate on the transmission system restoration in order to bring reliability back to pre-typhoon conditions. Transmission line restoration and redundancies are critical to a successful recovery. • The island-wide power system (IWPS) may be unstable, with fluctuating voltages, power interruptions and intermittencies occurring during restoration and recovery especially after a strong typhoon. Outages or interruptions may occur after power has been restored. This is not unusual as the grid is fragile and a period of system instability will occur until full restoration is completed. GPA will make every effort to have power restored as quickly as possible to its customers. Once full restoration is completed around the island, the system will stabilize and less power interruptions will occur. • Our priority is to restore energy back into your homes and businesses; and restore the island-wide power system online at full capacity. GPA linemen and support crews are working night and day for you, your families, and your businesses.
Si Yu’os Ma’åse’ for your patience and support.
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