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2023.06.09 16:25 DoABarrowRoll Defending the Draft: New York Giants Edition (2023)

Hello to you, fellow ingrates.
Year 6 of DABR Defends the New York Giants from Criticism has arrived.

Season Recap

tl;dr: The Giants had their most successful season since 2016, and arguably since winning the Super Bowl in 2012 (if the draft spot/playoff success is the measurement) and went into draft night with the latest selection they've had since 2012, the first outside the top 11 since 2016.
Giants fans didn't really expect to win that many games this year. There were still some hopefuls for Daniel Jones but most people had come to terms with new GM Joe Schoen and new HC Brian Daboll pretty much setting up to replace him, declining his 5th year option.
It was the first year of this regime, they hadn't really been able to fix up the roster fully, etc. Most Giants fans I know were expecting a 4-7 win season, not sniffing the playoff race. Ha.
It all started week 1 vs Tennessee. It was honestly a story Giants fans have gotten familiar with. Look absolutely horrible in the first half of the game, but somehow struggle back into it in the second half, only to be dramatically disappointed at the end of the game. After Daniel Jones threw a red zone interception with just under 9 minutes to go, we thought that was pretty much it.
But then with 4 minutes left, Saquon Barkley rips off a 33 yard run, Daniel Jones converts a 4th and 1, and the Giants score a TD to pull them to just a 1 point deficit. Most Giants fans are thinking "okay he's gonna kick it, play for overtime, I respect that, we didn't think it would be that close anyways."
And then we see the offense staying on the field...uh oh. The offense wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders to that point in the game, having been shut out in the first half. If we don't get it, the game is pretty much lost. Daboll calls a shovel pass, Saquon gets it, it looks like it's completely doomed...I'm thinking "here we go again, his first game and the media is already going to be all over him for going for it"...but Saquon fights his way in! Giants take the lead for the first time in the game. We're feeling good, Daboll's huge balls in that situation giving us some confidence.
Then the Titans methodically work the ball down the field (along with a couple of assists from Austin Calitro and Darnay Holmes), setting up a 47 yard field goal for Randy Bullock to win the game.
Now, I'm thinking, "of course this is what happened, they gave us some hope, now it's going to get ripped away from us, just like always. Story of the last few years at times."
...and then Bullock missed the kick. That was the start of what turned into a magical first half of the season, the Giants getting off to a 7-2 start, all 7 wins coming by a 1 score margin (though the Bears and Texans games were a bit cleaner than the final scoreline suggests), and 5 of them really coming down to big time plays in the last 5 minutes of the game.
The Titans story, taking the lead with 3:38 left in the 4th quarter and Julian Love sacking Baker Mayfield to force 4th and 15 the next drive against Carolina, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Xavier McKinney batting down Aaron Rodgers' passes in London, Love intercepting Lamar Jackson to set up the game winning score against Baltimore, McKinney and Love stopping Christian Kirk at the 1 yard line on the last play against Jacksonville.
All of those games are games that go against us in previous years. But this year was just different. And somehow through it all, there were Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones as well. Saquon was the focal point of the offense early in the season, Jones being efficient in a heavy, limited, play action focused passing attack.
All thoughts of the Giants earning a top pick and replacing Daniel Jones pretty much went out the window by week 4, and hope for Jones maybe finally becoming the QB he was drafted to be started to blossom in some parts of the Giants fanbase.
Things came crashing down a bit the next 4 weeks. Awful losses to Detroit, Dallas, and Philly, with a tie against Washington in there too that many Giants fans felt they deserved to win capped off a 1-4-1 stretch where the Giants simply did not look good. They looked more like what we expected the team to look like coming into the year. The playoff spot was no longer guaranteed, at 7-5-1. But a flexed SNF game against Washington would pretty much decide the season.
And the Giants took that win against Washington and ran with it. A close loss against the Vikings that was probably the best passing attack game of the season to that point, a dominating win against the hapless Colts that locked the Giants into the playoffs, and a surprisingly tight and scrappy game between the Eagles starters and the Giants backups gave Giants fans some hope headed into the playoffs. We didn't expect to win a Super Bowl, but the matchup against the Vikings seemed winnable.
And winnable it was, as in classic 2023 Giants fashion, they took a lead about halfway through the 4th quarter, and a couple of clutch plays on defense by Cordale Flott and Xavier McKinney ended the game.
Then we went to Philly and got absolutely ass blasted, ending our season.
That left the Giants with the 25th pick in the class, entering an offseason with a lot of business to take care of.

Free Agency Recap

The Giants had a lot more room to operate in free agency this year than last year, and Schoen was relatively creative in how he wanted to go about it.
The first step in that process though was figuring out the status of his pending free agents; most notably, the two who led the way on offense most of the year: Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. The Jones negotiations were tense, Jones asked for the moon and the team was not having it. Eventually (literally right before the tag deadline) they settled on a 4 yr, 160m extension with 82m fully guaranteed and a boatload of incentives that could push the value up to almost 200m. That allowed the team to tag Saquon Barkley, whose extension talks are reportedly still stalled, as Barkley declined an offer worth almost 14m during the Giants' bye week, and continues to find the Giants' offer(s) unpalatable.
Speculation is that Barkley is seeking more guaranteed money from the Giants (greater than the sum of 2 franchise tags), but Barkley's camp is not leaking much (reportedly because Saquon doesn't want them to). And according to most reporters, Saquon is too competitive to actually sit out the season, removing his last bit of leverage.
Possibly the biggest addition of the Giants' free agency period was actually a trade: The Giants traded the Chiefs' 3rd rounder (acquired for Kadarius Toney) for TE Darren Waller. This is a huge move because the Giants were dead last in explosive pass play rate by a WIDE margin. Only like 6 individual team seasons since 2010 had fewer explosive passing plays than the 2022 Giants. That's something that Schoen and Daboll immediately set out to fix, and Darren Waller is one of the best explosive pass weapons in the league, leading all TEs in explosive pass plays this season despite playing just 9 games this year. Reports out of OTAs are that the Giants are expecting Waller to basically fill a "WR1" role for them; not necessarily in alignment but being the focal point of the offense, high target share, etc.
Schoen and Daboll followed that addition up with two more explosive pass play options: retaining Darius Slayton, and adding Parris Campbell to the room. Slayton is a solid WR, he's good for 600-700 yards when he gets run. His hands are inconsistent, but he makes up for it often. Campbell finally broke out having a healthy season for the Colts this season. I think Campbell is mostly insurance for Wan'Dale Robinson, who is coming off of a torn ACL, but if healthy should get primary run in the slot.
The Giants' other two main moves came on the defensive side of the ball, adding LB Bobby Okereke to a LB room that comprised of: Jarrad Davis, Micah McFadden, and Darrian Beavers (coming off a torn ACL). Much needed improvement in that room. The Giants also added Rakeen Nunez-Roches and A'Shawn Robinson to the DL room to improve the depth there; Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams were playing too many snaps, and the Giants were really bad against the run last year.
In the process though, the Giants lost both of their starting centers from 2022, Nick Gates and Jon Feliciano, as well as S Julian Love, who had been a consistent staple of the defense the last few years.

Draft Needs

The Giants roster was in much better shape this year than last year, but the team still had a number of problems:
  1. CB was still a HUGE need for the Giants, and one that had not been properly addressed yet. Adoree' Jackson had another very good year in 2022, but the spot across from him had been a mishmosh of misfit toys: Fabian Moreau had a nice little run, but struggled down the stretch. Nick McCloud got a lot of run at CB2 after being claimed on waivers from the Bills. Cordale Flott had been drafted as a nickel defender but got some run there. And the slot position wasn't much better, as Darnay Holmes continued to be a liability there. This position needed reinforcements. I've been a relatively vocal minority in the Giants fandom saying this has been the BIGGEST need the team had for a couple of years now (basically aside from the one year that we had Bradberry and Jackson both on the team).
  2. Despite adding Slayton, Campbell, and Waller, WR was still something the team needed. Specifically someone who could develop into a WR1 type player. The Giants WR room is relatively deep, but just adding Campbell and Waller and running back last year's group didn't feel sufficient. The team clearly was putting an emphasis on speed, separation, and yards after the catch ability.
  3. Center was a massive need. The Giants basically didn't have a center on the roster who had played meaningful NFL snaps. Ben Bredeson could move to center if needed, but it wasn't that solid of a plan. And in what seemed like a good center class, this seemed like a good way to solve that problem.
  4. LB. The LB2 spot currently will be either Jarrad Davis, Micah McFadden (who basically lost the job last year to Jarrad Davis), or Darrian Beavers (who tore his ACL last year). I think that says it all.
  5. RB: Saquon is on the tag, so you feel okay here, but the team has been seeking a solid compliment for him for a while. They were in on a few of the RBs last year and the value never lined up, and Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell didn't really cut it last year. They don't want to run Saquon into the ground early in the year like they did last year, so having a compliment for him is big.
  6. S: Losing Julian Love is a tough one. He played a lot of snaps and wore a lot of hats for this defense last year, especially with McKinney missing time with a hand injury. The team likes Jason Pinnock, and drafted Dane Belton in the early 4th last year, but more depth and competition here would be very welcome.
So let's get into the picks:

1.24: Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Seems like maybe Schoen agreed with me!
It was a lot harder to try to predict what the Giants would do this year, just by virtue of having a later pick. But the general consensus among the beat seemed to be that the team wanted to get a CB or an offensive playmaker with that first pick. I was a little skeptical of CB being an option, seeing how many mocks had all 5 of the top CBs off the board, but that often left WRs available.
So right after the Jets took Will McDonald at 15, if you looked at the board, only 1 CB had been taken and no WRs had been taken. That felt pretty good for the Giants.
Then Forbes and Gonzalez come off the board, and the top 4 WRs come off the board from 20-23.
That left the Giants feeling a little antsy. They had one guy they really wanted left, and negotiated a trade up one spot with the Jaguars to secure their guy: Deonte Banks.
This pick is perfect for what the Giants want to do on defense. Wink Martindale's reaction should say it all, if you go watch the Giants' behind the scenes videos on the draft process.
Banks is a tall, long, and athletic corner, which are all important traits for Wink's press man heavy defense. He's super fluid and smooth in his hips. He tested absolutely crazy. He also plays with a swag that I think Wink and Giants fans will come to really appreciate. He plays confident, he plays fast in terms of processing, and he plays physical.
He still has some development to go, I'm not saying he's going to be a top CB in the league from day 1. He wasn't a super ball productive corner, but that's not something Wink necessarily needs. It will take some time for him to get comfortable with the complexity of route runners in the NFL. But the tools are all there, and the Giants get a perfect scheme fit.
Banks will come in and immediately be the starter at CB across from Adoree' Jackson, and the trickle down effect that will have on the Giants depth chart at CB will be tangible.

2.57: John Michael Schmitz, OC, Minnesota

As this pick was coming up, Schoen and Daboll were discussing who to pick, and basically said "okay we're either going with Schmitz or (we'll get to that later ;) )".
Then the Bears traded up to the pick before the Giants pick. And Joe Schoen said "oh fuck." Daboll tried to calm him down and said "well I guess we're getting ."
Then the Bears took Tyrique Stevenson (good pick!), leaving the Giants the choice between the two players. And the Giants went with Schmitz.
Full disclosure: I was not a huge JMS fan in the draft process. I thought he was super solid all around, but he wasn't really impressive to me, there weren't a lot of overwhelmingly positive reps or traits in my eyes. I thought he was maybe a little heavy footed, especially in pass pro, and his testing kind of backed that up, and I didn't really see full unlocked power either.
I was probably a bit harsh on him in terms of the grade though. Like I said, he's a super solid player. There's relatively little to really complain about. He's smart, he's experienced, and he made few mental mistakes. His snaps were consistent. He is pretty strong though not crazy so. His anchor is really good, and he plays nasty and competitive, which is something the Giants are definitely looking for. It helps he had a really good Senior Bowl week too.
Was Schmitz my favorite center in this class? No. But he was for many people, and for some good reasons. Schmitz will come in and immediately start at center for the Giants, bringing the dead snap with him. If he can be the 3rd best player on this unit (behind Andrew Thomas and hopefully Evan Neal taking a step forward this year and being healthy), it'll be an immensely calming and steadying presence that should raise the OL play of the whole unit.

3.73: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

So you may be wondering: Who was Player X?
Well immediately after drafting Schmitz, Schoen looked around the room and pretty much said "what if we can still get ?" He decided that the price he was willing to pay was the Giants 4th round pick. And he and everybody else in the room started calling.
That included Brian Daboll, who leaned over and said "hey should I text [Rams HC Sean] McVay?" Schoen said "yeah sure go for it." And Daboll officially negotiated the Giants trading up from 89 to 73 to select Player X: Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt
Hyatt is a really fun player to watch. The speed blows you away on tape. It's the kind of speed that even if you're not throwing it to him all the time, defenses have to take note when he comes on the field and play him differently. He's not necessarily slippery or elusive after the catch but (and I'm scared to frame it this way but I'm doing it anyway) the speed and acceleration gives him credibility there, the way that Odell was such a YAC threat on slants just getting to full speed and outrunning everyone.
He's a little high cut I think, and that leads to a little bit of trouble with crisper routes. He wasn't asked to run a very complex route tree at Tennessee, though I do think he has the skills to improve in that sense. The biggest concern for me is just how quickly we can get him up to speed beating press and playing through physicality. When he has room to work, he can beat CBs in a few ways, but NFL DBs will knock even very good WRs off their routes at times. And that follows through to contested catches.
The Giants' WR room is so crowded it's hard for me to say exactly what Hyatt's role will be starting out. The Giants started last year trying to use different WRs in different ways on a game to game basis. Then the wheels fell off obviously, with Shep, Wan'Dale, and Toney being hurt and Golladay stinking and all that. So I wonder if we see a return to that.
Hyatt can be a threat in a lot of ways, end arounds, screens, etc in addition to the obvious "go long" situations. Just how many reps he can carve out will be fun to track in training camp.
So the Giants come out of the first 3 rounds with 3 players who were commonly mocked to them at 25. Pretty good business! But let's get into day 3:

5.172: Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

The Giants traded away their 4th round pick to get Hyatt so they went 99 picks without making a selection.
Like I said earlier, the team has been looking for a compliment to Saquon Barkley for a long time, and they find it here with Eric Gray.
Schoen said he sees Eric Gray as a 3 down back. And you can definitely see why. He caught 88 passes over the last 3 years at Oklahoma and only dropped 2. He's also strong and physical, willing to pass protect. That physicality carries over into his running style, he runs hard and is willing to run through guys. He's bursty in short areas and has pretty solid vision in my opinion.
He's a compact guy, just 5'9 207. He's not super slippery or elusive, and he's not really a home run hitter. But in terms of finding a backup RB on day 3 to feed some of those tough yardage carries to and keep Saquon fresh, you could do worse than Eric Gray for sure.
The Giants ran a fair bit of "Pony" type formations in 2022, using 2 or even 3 RBs at times. The competition between Gray and Matt Breida for the true RB2 spot will be fun to see. Breida brings a little more explosiveness to the table, but Gray will certainly give him a run for his money. And depending on what happens with Saquon Barkley's contract situation, we may see even more of Gray down the line.

6.209: Tre Hawkins, CB, Old Dominion

When asked about what is different this year from last year, what improvements or what has gotten easier now that he's been in the chair for a full year, Joe Schoen talked a lot about really getting a good handle on what his coaches look for in players. And he singled out Wink in that respect because him and Daboll have worked together so much.
The Giants selection of Tre Hawkins really highlights that. Like with Deonte Banks, Hawkins brings a ton of physical traits. He tested through the roof. He has the length that the Giants look for. He's also super physical in both phases, run and pass, which Wink loves. ODU let him just play press man, so he's comfortable doing that.
He's a little slim still, so his frame needs some reworking, but that's common with CBs and especially ones from outside the P5 schools. He also has a lot of technique and FBIQ stuff to clean up. His footwork is messy, he's not always patient enough with his punch. His ball skills still leave something to be desired. He's still learning to read routes and manage space both in man and zone.
I figure Hawkins will come in and be a depth player and core STer for the Giants. If his play strength holds up against NFL scrutiny, he can definitely be a day 1 punt gunner. Wink has started calling Jerome Henderson the best DB coach in the league, so it'll be fun to see what Henderson can do with a ball of clay like Hawkins. Even if he ends up just being a STer and CB5 type guy, that's still a pretty good pick in the 6th round like this.
Also, sorry Patriots writer :)

7.243: Jordon Riley, DL, Oregon

Beating a dead horse at this point, but this is another pick Schoen highlighted as an example of his understanding of what Wink is looking for.
Obviously Riley is a flawed prospect, it's the 7th round. He was a 6th year senior who spent time at 4 different schools, starting at UNC, then going to JUCO for a year, then Nebraska for 2 years where he barely played, and finishing his college career at Oregon. PFF lists him as having just 534 career snaps in college despite the 5 years he spent at the P5 level. He wasn't very productive, partly because he barely played and partly because he's just not very good. He's not a good athlete.
What Riley does have, though, is size, strength, and knockback power. And that's what Wink is looking for in a depth NT. He eats blocks, stuffs up lanes, and just is hard to move.
Schoen put it this way:
"It’s hard to find these guys. When you get into the seventh round, you are looking for guys that maybe it will be hard to get at different areas. And another guy we spent time with, big run stopper in there, 6-foot-5, 330.
You walk out to practice, and there’s this 6-5, 330-pound guy, who piques your interest right there. Again, some of these guys in different schemes may not have the production, the tackles, the sacks. But for what Wink looks for in terms of size, length, knock-back — he possesses those traits.”

7.254: Gervarrius Owens, DB, Houston

Last pick in the draft and the Giants go back to the DB room. They took two CBs already, but some depth/developmental guys at safety would help. Enter: Gervarrius Owens.
Owens is a former CB turned S from Houston. The CB in him flashes to me on tape, I thought his ball skills as a safety were good. He's athletic enough to play pretty much any safety spot, including that single high spot that teams find difficult to fill. He's super physical and willing to play downhill and tackle. He's super experienced, he was a team captain and 4 year starter for Houston.
He makes a lot of mistakes, however. The angles he takes to the ball in both phases are super inconsistent. He missed a ton of tackles in college, so that technique needs to be worked on. The ball skills turned into PBUs rather than INTs; Wink won't mind that but some of them were like "he really should have just caught that."
Owens is another guy like Hawkins who looks primed to earn his roster spot on special teams and provide solid depth for the team's DB room. Wink likes to play 3+ safety sets, especially when he feels like he has a good group there. And the Giants' S room right now is basically Xavier McKinney and a bunch of question marks, so it's entirely feasible that Owens can come in and beat Dane Belton, Jason Pinnock, and Bobby McCain to earn playing time early on.


The Giants UDFA class included a few notable names. 5 total players who got 100k+ in guarantees:
  1. Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, WVU: The Giants gave Bryce Ford-Wheaton a LOT of guaranteed money for a UDFA: 236k, which is the full season PS salary plus 20k. BFW was one of "my guys" this year I was hoping for the Giants to get. He's got the size and athleticism to be really good, but he's a little one note right now. In a crowded WR room, I kind of doubt he'll make the roster without some injuries (or Wan'Dale/Shep being on PUP) but like other late rounders/UDFAs, if he can find some value on special teams, he's a fun upside swing.
  2. Dyontae Johnson, LB, Toledo: Another guy who got a lot of guaranteed money. The Giants needed some reinforcements at LB and clearly didn't find them in the draft. Super productive in college, very instinctive player, but I'm not sure if he can run with the league. He'll compete with the Giants mishmosh of LBs to play on special teams.
  3. Ryan Jones, TE/FB, East Carolina: The Giants have been searching for a kind of H-Back type for a while now. Last year they brought in Jeremiah Hall from Oklahoma, that didn't stick. Andre Miller, who was a WR at Maine, seemed like he was getting run at that spot in camp last year, but a broken arm ended his season. Chris Myarick ended up taking some of those reps. Ryan Jones kind of fits that mold as well.
  4. Habakkuk Baldonado, EDGE, Pittsburgh: The Giants' pass rusher depth is...not great. Behind Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari, it's Jihad Ward, Oshane Ximines, and Tomon Fox. And Ojulari missed a lot of time last year. Baldonado could potentially come in and earn a spot over Ximines/Fox. He's got good play strength and power and fits what the Giants would need as more of an edge setter and run defender to give Thibodeaux/Ojulari a rest rep before letting them loose to rush the passer.
  5. Gemon Green, CB, Michigan: Another tough and physical corner. I don't think there's really a spot for him on this roster with the additions of Banks and Hawkins, and I think he's not quite the athlete the Giants look for at CB, but as a last resort/STer he can potentially get somewhere.

Final Takeaways

I did this last year because it was Schoen's first year here, but I like the idea of doing it every year. What can we learn from the way Schoen drafted this year that we can file away and learn for the future? What can mockers learn from this to inform them of who makes sense for the Giants.
And it's pretty similar to last year:
  1. Athleticism. Once again, pretty much every player the Giants drafted, and the UDFAs generally, were excellent athletes who tested well. The main exceptions being JMS (who was still a solid athlete) and Jordon Riley this year; where the exception last year basically was just DJ Davidson. This team has faith in its coaching staff and wants to give them players they can work with.
  2. Scheme/Roster Fits. I talked about it a lot with the defensive picks, but every single one is a "Wink Martindale" guy. What does Wink want for his system? This can be a little dangerous considering Wink was in the running for a HC gig last year, and another strong year might finally get him the HC job he has been looking for. If he leaves and the scheme changes, these players need to be able to match the new scheme too. But it's clear that the FO values the input of the coaching staff and there's really clear communication there. This also applies to the offensive side of the ball, where it's super clear that the team wanted more speed on offense, which pointed to Hyatt a little bit.
  3. Youth. This one is a little less applicable this year as they did draft a few older players, like JMS and Riley, even Eric Gray who turns 24 in November or Tre Hawkins who turns 23 over the summer. But Banks just turned 22, Jalin Hyatt will turn 22 in late September. It feels like maybe they felt more attached to the age stuff when they thought this was a full on rebuild, but now that they're hoping to be a playoff team again, they need some more instant contributors.
  4. Aggressiveness/willingness to trade. This is a newer one, as last year the Giants only traded back. But this year the Giants traded up twice, giving up 3 day 3 picks in the process. Schoen is not afraid to make trades in either direction. Up to secure guys he really wants (Banks/Hyatt), or down if there's nothing there. Schoen talked about having trades lined up in both directions with the first round pick, he had a trade down ready if there was no one he wanted left.
The Giants went into the 2022 draft clearly rebuilding, 5 picks in the top 81 and making 11 selections. This year, the team came into the draft with 10 picks and came out with just 7. Clearly the team thinks the depth is improving and wants to focus on building the championship contender they are looking to be.
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2023.06.09 16:17 sarbear191 Help with first car problems

Hi all I have recently purchased my first car which is a 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback. Yesterday I opened the bonnet to see that the coolant was completely empty. There was no warning sign coming up on the dash and the car was not overheating at all. I brought it into a local garage to get it topped up, and when he opened the cap of it, a lot of air came out and the coolant refilled back to the top. He told me to take it to the mechanic and did not put coolant in and said something is wrong. I rang the mechanic I bought the car from and he said that it is normal and when the engine cools down the resevoir tank will be full again. I let the car sit for 2.5 hours and opened the bonnet to see the resevoir was completely empty with the engine cold. Can I get some clarity on what is going on? I have 3 weeks warranty left on my car and I'm not sure who is misinforming me.
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2023.06.09 15:47 TormentedExistence Any advice on some obd codes and o2 sensor positions?

I have a obd scanner since my check engine light keeps popping on. Turns out it's the o2 sensor. But I'm not quite sure of if it's pre cat or post cat.
I'm also not familiar with why the code reader shows two ecu's and two results for one of the 02 sensors? Anyone able to teach me why there is a #80 with the fail code? Thanks heaps.
2010 FG XR6 Ford Falcon
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2023.06.09 15:19 Ltbirch 1.5 TDCi makes a vibrating, rattling noise when accelerating heavily with a cold engine, 2019 Ford Focus (MK4), ~70k miles (112k km), 1.5 liter TDI, AT transmission

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2023.06.09 15:10 khaheereya Got AC “fixed” but it wasn’t working next summer. I recharge but it lasts a literal day

I looked it up and it says most units only need to be recharged 2-5 yrs. Not sure if that goes for cars too. I use the supertech premium r-134a. Had a hard time last time but it finally started cooling after an hour of fiddling with it. I have a 2006 civic. Does anyone know how much it would cost to fix a leak? I need to fix it or get a new car before this heatwave hits
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2023.06.09 14:41 Im-a-molecule [Artist Spotlight] - Pup

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Overflowing with attitude, energy, and hooky guitar figures, PUP are a Toronto-based punk combo whose acclaimed 2013 debut helped earn them a widespread audience both in and outside of Canada. PUP quickly became a touring dynamo with a larger label (SideOneDummy) behind them, and their quirky sense of humor and engaging songwriting played out over albums like 2016's The Dream Is Over and 2019's Juno Award-winning Morbid Stuff. They signed with Universal for their fourth album, 2022's The Unraveling of Puptheband, and created a denser, though still frenetic sound by experimenting with different instruments.
Featuring Stefan Babcock on vocals and guitar, Steve Sladkowski on guitar and vocals, Nestor Chumak on bass and vocals, and Zack Mykula on drums and vocals, all longtime friends who met in elementary school, PUP formed in 2010 under the name Topanga. The original name was a reference to Topanga Lawrence, a character played by Danielle Fishel on the '90s sitcom Boy Meets World, but when the members learned Fishel would be reviving the character in 2014 in a spin-off titled Girl Meets World, they chose to change the name to PUP, standing for "Pathetic Use of Potential." Topanga released a digital EP titled Oceans, and positive press and attention from other bands helped create a buzz about the group. In 2013, they became PUP, releasing their self-titled debut album through the Royal Mountain label. The album was a hit with both critics and fans, with the group being named Best Live Show and Best New Artist by CBC Radio 3. The band toured extensively, playing throughout Canada and making their way to England and the United States. By the end of 2013, PUP had signed a record deal with the well-established punk label Side One Dummy, and spent much of 2014 and 2015 touring in support of Side One Dummy's reissue of their debut LP, launching their first headlining tours of the United States and Canada, as well as making their Australian debut.
In February 2016, PUP teased a new single called "DVP" in advance of their second full-length album, The Dream Is Over. Released in May of that year, the album's title is a reference to a prognosis Babcock received from his doctor: he'd severely damaged his vocal cords after enduring years of non-stop touring. In true punk fashion, PUP used the doctor's glib comment as the rallying cry for another set of hard-hitting, self-deprecating punk tunes. The band promoted the effort with an international tour over the next year before returning to the studio to write and record a follow-up. They spent most of 2018 working on the album, which saw release in April 2019. Titled Morbid Stuff, the record was produced with Dave Schiffman (the Mars Volta, Weezer) and lyrically focused on Babcock's struggles with depression. A year later, PUP offered up their commentary on the state of the world with This Place Sucks Ass, a six-song EP whose title referenced one of their long-standing touring inside jokes. With COVID-19 putting a halt to live performances, the group returned to the studio in 2021 to record their fourth album. Produced by Peter Katis (the National, Frightened Rabbit), 2022's wild The Unraveling of Puptheband saw the group augmenting their normally guitar-based sound with synthesizers, piano, and horns.
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Studio Albums
PUP (2013)
The Dream Is Over (2016)
Morbid Stuff (2019)
The Unraveling of PUPTheBand (2022)
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2023.06.09 13:30 KKshilling Why You Should Skip the Easy Wins and Tackle the Hard Task First

Why You Should Skip the Easy Wins and Tackle the Hard Task First
Let’s say you’re slogging through a hectic workweek. Your to-do list is crammed with minor tasks like answering emails or submitting invoices, as well as complex projects such as revamping your marketing strategy. In the midst of the chaos, are you more likely to choose the easy or hard tasks?
If your intuition says the easy ones, you’re in good company. Recent research by Maryam Kouchaki, an associate professor of management and organizations at Kellogg, and colleagues suggests that people gravitate toward simpler tasks when struggling with a heavy workload.
However, they find that the strategy doesn’t pay off in the long run.
“Short term, the person could actually feel satisfied, less anxious,” Kouchaki says. But avoiding hard tasks indefinitely also cuts off opportunities to learn and improve one’s skills.
“It’s not in the interests of the individual, the group, or the organization in the long run,” she says. “That learning part is super critical.”
To ward off this temptation, managers should encourage workers to tackle difficult tasks and break projects into bite-sized pieces so that employees still get the satisfaction of completing each step, Kouchaki says.
“You have to do more careful planning to make sure people are given opportunities to learn and are challenged,” she says. An employee who finishes a lot of easy tasks each day may seem productive, but “that’s not ultimately what matters.”

Should You Do Easy or Hard Tasks First?

The idea for the study arose when Kouchaki chatted with Bradley Staats of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Francesca Gino at Harvard Business School about their own tendency to delay hard tasks in favor of easy ones. For instance, they might prep to teach a routine class rather than write a paper.“When we are overwhelmed and busy, we just go with easier tasks, and the difficult tasks tend to pile up,” Kouchaki says.
The researchers wondered if this bias was widespread. If so, what were the short- and long-term performance effects?

Breaking down complex projects into small milestones can help give workers the completion high they get from easy tasks while still supplying the challenge and opportunities for development.

To find out, they collaborated with Diwas KC at Emory University and focused on task choices among doctors at a hospital.
The researchers obtained data on 84 doctors who treated more than 233,000 patients in an East Coast emergency room from 2005 to 2010. As patients entered the ER, a nurse assigned them an acuity level. Higher acuity likely corresponded to more difficult cases.
Physicians then monitored the queue and chose which case to take. While they took the acuity level of the ailment or injury into consideration, they likely also considered factors such as whether other doctors might be better suited to see the patient, how long the patient had been waiting, and whether they had the bandwidth to do a good job, Kouchaki says.
The researchers estimated the physicians’ workload based on the number of patients already under their care. And the team got a sense of how tired each doctor felt in two ways. First, they noted the number of cases the physician had already finished during that shift. Second, they examined a measure called relative value units (RVUs). Hospitals and Medicare use RVUs to capture factors such as the time, skill, and effort devoted to each case. Doctors who had completed more RVUs earlier in their shift likely felt more depleted, the researchers reasoned.
The team then tracked how the doctors’ decisions appeared to affect their performance in both the short and long term.

A False Sense of Progress with Easier Tasks

As the researchers suspected, having a higher workload increased the likelihood that a doctor would choose an easier patient. Each additional patient under their care was linked to an 8 percent higher chance of selecting a lower-acuity case. In addition, the more RVUs a doctor had completed earlier in their shift, the more likely they were to pick easier patients.
In the short term, this strategy seemed to boost productivity. The larger was the share of a physician’s case load devoted to easy cases, the more patients they got through in a shift. “You feel like you’re making more progress,” Kouchaki says.
The researchers analyzed each physician’s track record over the six-year study period. Not surprisingly, doctors’ service times tended to drop as they completed more cases over time, suggesting that they were getting more efficient.
But when physicians included a greater share of difficult cases in their overall case load, the “speed-up effect” was stronger, the researchers found. In addition, physicians who took on a higher fraction of tough cases tended to generate more RVUs per patient—a proxy for productivity—in the future.
“Physicians who are picking up difficult patients are the ones who learn over time, and they generate more value for the hospital,” Kouchaki says.

Feeling Fatigued

The hospital study was intriguing, but it had a couple of shortcomings. First, it wasn’t a randomized experiment, so the researchers couldn’t say for sure whether the heavy workload caused doctors to pick easy cases. Second, it didn’t fully explain the reason for the phenomenon. Was it fatigue that led the doctors to choose simple patients during an otherwise taxing shift? What about the desire to feel a sense of progress, or feelings of stress? To investigate, the team conducted a second study online. They recruited 365 participants who were asked to read a sideways picture of a book page and type as much of the text as possible in three minutes. Half the group was asked to simultaneously listen to a song and count the number of times that certain words were used, increasing the workload dramatically. Afterward, all participants filled out a survey to report their sense of progress, fatigue, and stress level. Then each person had to choose a second task: one they were told was relatively easy and the other somewhat difficult.
In the high-workload group, 76 percent of participants picked the “easy” second task, compared to 64 percent of the low-workload group.
The researchers also analyzed the survey answers. The less progress a participant felt they had made, or the more tired they felt, the more likely they were to choose the easy task. However, stress didn’t appear to play a role.
“It was more about progress and fatigue,” Kouchaki says.

Baby Steps

These results suggest that managers should educate employees about the importance of tackling hard tasks for professional growth, Kouchaki says.
It’s about “nudging them and helping them to realize that this is so essential for their long-term learning and performance,” she says. Breaking down complex projects into small milestones can help give workers the completion high they get from easy tasks while still supplying the challenge and opportunities for development.
However, researchers still need to study the effectiveness of such strategies. For instance, if doctors dislike being prodded to take harder cases, the policy might backfire, she says.
In her own work, Kouchaki tries to ensure that she prioritizes difficult tasks. But that doesn’t mean she ignores the easy ones. After all, the menial labor still has to get done. And when she gets stuck on a hard project, sometimes she completes a simple task to give herself a boost.
“Getting a sense of progress is so essential,” she says.
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2023.06.09 13:23 dlifehomeinteriors 7 Stylish Lighting Tips to Transform Your Bedroom into a Relaxing Retreat

7 Stylish Lighting Tips to Transform Your Bedroom into a Relaxing Retreat
Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and ambiance of any space, and this is especially true for the bedroom. A well-designed lighting plan can transform your bedroom into a relaxing retreat where you can unwind, recharge, and get a good night's sleep. Whether you are looking to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere or a bright and airy space, there are plenty of stylish lighting solutions to suit your needs and preferences. In this article, we will explore 7 creative and practical lighting tips that can help you transform your bedroom into a peaceful and inviting sanctuary. From installing dimmer switches and layering different types of lighting to incorporating decorative fixtures and using smart lighting technology, we've got you covered. So, sit back, relax, and let's shed some light on how to create the perfect bedroom lighting scheme.
  1. Install Dimmer Switches: Installing dimmer switches is a great way to adjust the brightness and mood of your bedroom lighting, as they allow you to control exactly how much light is in the room. This can be especially helpful in creating a cozy atmosphere at night or during evening activities, like reading or watching TV.
  2. Layer Different Types of Lighting: Layering different types of lighting, such as ambient, task, and accent lighting, is an effective way to create visual interest and improve functionality in the bedroom. Ambient lighting provides general illumination for the whole space while task lighting provides brighter light that focuses on specific areas where additional light is needed (for example, a desk or bedside table). Accent lighting adds a decorative touch and can be used to draw the eye to certain areas of the room, like artwork or furniture.
  3. Incorporate Decorative Fixtures: Decorative fixtures such as pendant lights, chandeliers, wall sconces, and floor lamps can add a unique touch to your bedroom while providing additional light where it’s needed. To keep the space looking cohesive, try choosing fixtures in similar styles or colors that complement each other. You can always find the perfect fit from the diverse range of custom-made decorative units
  4. Consider Smart Lighting Technology: Smart lighting technology allows you to control your bedroom lighting from a mobile device or voice-activated assistant. This is especially helpful if you want to easily adjust your bedroom’s brightness at night without having to get out of bed.
  5. Use Recessed Lighting: Recessed lighting is a great option for bedrooms with low ceilings, as it can provide bright illumination without taking up any visible space. It can also be used to create different zones within the room or highlight certain areas, like artwork or furniture pieces.
  6. Utilize Natural Light: Taking advantage of natural light is an effective way to bring brightness and warmth into your bedroom while saving energy at the same time. Consider installing curtains or blinds that you can adjust throughout the day so you can control how much natural light comes in—especially during summer months when the sun sets later in the evening.
  7. Opt For Soft White Lights: Soft white lights emit a warm hue and can be more flattering for bedrooms than brighter, cooler white lights. Soft white bulbs come in a variety of wattages, so you can choose the right amount of light for your bedroom.
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2023.06.09 13:15 DDZ13 Thinking about selling my 2010 Ford Edge Limited AWD. Paid 8200 3.5 years ago at 100k miles. Now has 160k. Includes a set of winter tires. In good condition but starting to rust underneath. Any idea what I could/should ask for it? Thanks for any thoughts.

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2023.06.09 13:07 mktng_upt Exploring the World of AC Drive Repair

AC drives, also known as variable frequency drives (VFD DRIVE), play a crucial role in controlling the speed, torque, and efficiency of electric motors. Over time, these essential components may experience wear and tear or encounter faults that can affect their performance. In such cases, AC drive repair becomes paramount to restore functionality and ensure uninterrupted operations. In this blog, we will delve into the world of AC drive repair, with a particular focus on Unique Power Technologies and their expertise in providing comprehensive repair solutions.
  1. The Significance of AC Drive Repair: AC drives are integral to various industries, including manufacturing, HVAC, and automation. Repairing faulty AC drives is often more cost-effective than replacing them entirely. AC drive repair helps businesses save on capital expenditure while minimizing downtime and maintaining productivity. Unique Power Technologies specializes in AC drive repair and is dedicated to extending the lifespan of these critical components.
  2. Expertise in Diverse AC Drive Brands and Models: Different manufacturers produce a wide range of AC drives with varying specifications and functionalities. Unique Power Technologies is equipped to repair AC drives from multiple brands and models, including popular manufacturers such as ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, and Allen-Bradley. Their skilled technicians possess in-depth knowledge and experience working with diverse AC drive systems.
  3. Comprehensive Fault Diagnosis: When an AC drive malfunctions, it is essential to conduct a thorough fault diagnosis to pinpoint the exact issue. Unique Power Technologies employs advanced diagnostic techniques and tools to identify the root cause of the problem accurately. Their experienced technicians meticulously analyze the drive’s components, including circuit boards, power modules, capacitors, and control interfaces, to determine the necessary repairs.
  4. Quality Repairs and Component Replacement: To ensure reliable and long-lasting repairs, Unique Power Technologies utilizes high-quality replacement components. They source genuine parts from reputable suppliers, adhering to industry standards. Whether it’s replacing faulty circuit boards, damaged power modules, or worn-out capacitors, they prioritize quality to restore the AC drive’s optimal functionality.
  5. Rigorous Testing and Calibration: Once the repair process is complete, Unique Power Technologies performs rigorous testing and calibration to verify the repaired AC drive’s performance. They employ advanced testing equipment to simulate real-world operating conditions, ensuring the drive meets the required specifications. Thorough testing and calibration assure customers that the repaired AC drive will deliver reliable and precise control.
  6. Preventive Maintenance Services: In addition to repairs, Unique Power Technologies offers preventive maintenance services for AC drives. Regular maintenance helps identify potential issues before they escalate into costly breakdowns. Their maintenance programs include thorough inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and performance optimization to keep AC drives operating at peak efficiency.
  7. Timely Turnaround and Excellent Customer Support: Unique Power Technologies understands the significance of minimizing downtime and maintaining uninterrupted operations. They strive for quick turnaround times without compromising on the quality of repairs. Furthermore, their dedicated customer support team provides responsive communication, technical assistance, and after-sales support to ensure a seamless experience for their clients.
Conclusion: AC drive repair is a crucial aspect of maintaining operational efficiency and prolonging the lifespan of these essential components. Unique Power Technologies offers specialized AC drive repair services, excelling in diagnosing faults, utilizing high-quality replacement components, and conducting rigorous testing. With their expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, Unique Power Technologies is a reliable partner for businesses seeking comprehensive AC drive repair solutions.
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2023.06.09 10:56 Joshua_Cvetkovic Why a Solar Generator is Essential for Emergency Preparedness

As we become more reliant on technology, access to electricity has become a necessity rather than a luxury. Power outages due to natural disasters, equipment failure, and other unforeseen circumstances can have severe consequences. To maintain a sense of normalcy during a power outage, having a reliable power source is crucial. A solar generator is an effective solution, and it can be a game-changer for emergency preparedness plans as well.

The Benefits of Solar Generators

Solar generators are portable and easy to use. They are also environmentally friendly, which makes them attractive to those seeking sustainable solutions. Unlike traditional generators, solar generators do not require any fuel, making them cost-effective and eliminating the risks associated with fuel storage. They are also silent, producing no noise pollution, and require minimal maintenance. The batteries can be recharged using solar panels or through a standard wall outlet.

How Solar Generators Work

Solar generators harvest energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. They use photovoltaic cells to absorb sunlight, which is then converted into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity is then converted into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power home appliances or other electronic devices.

The Role of Solar Generators in Emergency Preparedness

Solar generators are an excellent solution for emergency preparedness. They are portable and can provide power during extended power outages. They can also be used in camping or other outdoor activities, making them a versatile option for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. During emergencies, solar generators provide power for critical appliances like refrigerators, freezers, medical equipment, and communication devices like radios and cell phones.

Improvements in Solar Generator Technology

As the demand for renewable energy continues to increase, solar generator technology has improved. Modern solar generators are more compact and efficient and can store energy for longer periods. New developments in battery technology have also played a significant role in the advancement of solar generators, making them more versatile, reliable, and efficient.


A solar generator is a valuable investment in emergency preparedness. It provides a reliable source of power during power outages and is environmentally friendly and cost-effective in the long run. With advancements in technology, solar generators are becoming more efficient and more reliable. In conclusion, if you are looking for a sustainable and reliable power source, then a solar generator is an excellent option.

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2023.06.09 10:52 As1anDrag0n 06 escape hybrid: ac compressor

To kind of piggy back off the other dude’s ac question, I’m wondering if it’s really too risky for me to replace just my compressor. For context, my ac hasn’t been working for the longest time, n I just now figured out(took it to a ford dealer to inspect) that my ac compressor is bad n that mechanics recommend I replace the compressor AND the whole kit too “so that the old stuff doesn’t ruin the new stuff”. If the risk isn’t that bad, I might just save money n just get the compressor. Any thoughts n advice is appreciated.
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2023.06.09 10:50 AdmirableUsual2763 U.S. Home Fitness Equipment Market Analysis of New Report 2023-2030

The U.S. home fitness equipment market size was valued at USD 4.43 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 4.81 billion in 2022 to USD 7.80 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period.
This information is published by Fortune Business Insights, in its report, titled, “U.S. Home Fitness Equipment Market, 2022-2029.”
As per the research conducted by our analysts, the obese population are greatly worried about their physical look and utilize exercise machines such as treadmill, elliptical, dumbbell, and others to handle their body weight. Consequently, the growing obesity occurrence and surging awareness concerning the health advantages of utilizing such equipment are primarily fueling the product demand in the U.S.
Fortune Business Insights™ lists out all the U.S. home fitness equipment market companies that are presently striving to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the market:
Report Coverage:
Our reports are directed utilizing an extensive examination technique that principally focuses on providing accurate information. Our experts have used a data triangulation technique that further aids us to offer reliable valuations and review the general market dynamics accurately. In addition, our analysts have attained admission to numerous international as well as locally sponsored records for presenting upgraded insights in order for entrepreneurs and shareholders to take crucial investment-related decisions smartly.
Drivers and Restraints:
Repeated Facility of Pioneering Exercising Gears by Producers to Assist Market Progress
All the important exercise gear manufacturers provide performance tracing technology-grounded workout devices in the U.S. The efforts of these companies are anticipated to assist with the product demand throughout the U.S. Furthermore, the surging consumer expenditure on Internet of Things (IoT) technology-grounded household equipment is motivating corporations to present ground-breaking exercising products. This factor helps the U.S. exercise products industry grow.
The higher cost of digital exercise products is expected to limit its demand among the lower & middle-income U.S. population groups, thereby, restraining the U.S. home fitness equipment market growth. Furthermore, increasing incidences of workout-related injuries due to the improper usage of such products will decline the product demand for U.S. home fitness equipment.
Cardio Benefits Make Cardiovascular Training Equipment Segment to Hold Major Market Share
Based on equipment type, the market is segregated into cardiovascular training equipment, strength training equipment, and others. Cardiovascular training equipment is highly beneficial in regulating blood pressure and heart rate levels. The cardiovascular training equipment segment holds a major U.S. home fitness equipment market share.
The sales channel is segregated into online and offline.
Competitive Landscape:
Pioneering Product Unveilings by Pivotal Players to Spur Market Growth
The chief players functioning in the market are often observed applying numerous tactics to boost their position in the market as dominating corporations. One such prime tactic is procuring firms to uplift brand recognition among users. An additional vital notion is intermittently introducing groundbreaking products with a thorough review of the market and its target audience.
Industry Developments:
July 2021: FITBENCH, which is a maker of exercising bench products, presented 'FITBENCH FREE'a multi-purpose exercising bench in Wisconsin, U.S. This fitness bench is light in weight and saves up space, with two wheels for moving around and is a perfect product for gym workouts at one’s residence.
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2023.06.09 10:47 tigerseye729 How tf do you relax??

I am so burnt out that I can barely function. Basically, I’m starting a second business, because it’s easy for me to hyper focus and impulsively do that with adhd, but now that the business is about to get going and I have to rely on other people, I feel like I’m hurting myself with the amount of stress I’m putting myself under. I also feel that I’ve been doing this with my other biz for 6 years as well. It essentially feels like I’m on a train that I cannot stop. I have absolutely no idea how to actually relax and take care of myself, even though I know what I “need” to do, it feels impossible.
I used to impulsively drink to try to finally relinquish some control in my life, but when I got medicated I was able to stop, but it’s been tempting again because I feel SO BAD. I micro manage everyone in my life to try to keep it together and I constantly feel like I’m swimming against a super strong current that’s pushing me back. I’m afraid that I’m going to give myself a heart attack or some terminal illness because of the stress. I’m successful, but at what cost? It makes me wonder if people with adhd can actually ever manage their lives, especially as business owners.
Small recharges go a long way for me. For example, I can’t nap, I can only get into bed and put my phone down and be quiet for about 20 minutes and then I’ll feel recharged. The problem is that I will only do that when I am pushed to a breaking point. It’s almost like my brain has an overload switch. It feels absolutely impossible for me to interrupt the stream of consciousness that I feel is necessary to persevere with running two businesses as an impaired person with adhd. I feel that if I’m not constantly on, then I will fail. And the problem is, a lot of the times that could be true! People with adhd don’t get the luxury of kicking back and relaxing because most of the time we are not organized enough to have things run smoothly. I’m always remembering something in the middle of the day (or night) that I have to order or do. I have zero work life balance.
If anyone has any tips on how to actually break this cycle and truly relax, I’d be super appreciative. Even books that changed your life would be great, obviously. I also don’t feel organized enough to delegate things to people, which I think would be super helpful for me. It would be great if I could eventually hire an assistant, but I don’t even know where to start with that. It just feels like I’m currently juggling 15 balls in the air at once and if I stop for one moment, the entire thing will crumble. Halllllllp!
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