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2020.09.18 17:29 smow I have a firm $350 budget to make some upgrades to my computer.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
50% college stuff/browsing the web/netflix 35% Arc GIS, Streaming/uploading videos, 1-15% Gaming, I play a lot of FPS, MMO style games (if i have the time).
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
$350 Firm
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
ASAP
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Any thing you would upgrade to improve the above criteria would be great.
UserBenchmarks: Game 38%, Desk 87%, Work 30%
Model Bench
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 86.1%
GPU Nvidia GTX 770 42.1%
SSD SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB 34.6%
HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 59.4%
RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB 41.7%
MBD Gigabyte GA-B250-HD3-CF
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
South east Michigan and yes, microcenter is about 10 miles away.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Anything that isn't going to be replaced is what I am reusing.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not purposely, no.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Just trying to improve my computer overall.
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I don't have wifi at the moment, it would be convenient to have but not high my list.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
nope.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I am not sure.
Extra info or particulars:
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2020.09.18 17:11 Ploto9DZ What processor architecture should I choose ?

So I was thinking of downloading a live image of Debian before installing it but there are so many images that I'm really confused. so any suggestions on which one should I choose ?
My laptop spec:
System: Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 root=UUID=3eb6f3ad-5767-4869-8316-44365a52609e rw quiet
apparmor=1 security=apparmor resume=UUID=3b69790b-e216-4ce0-ac38-d2f4d8d718f8 udev.log_priority=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20RW v: Lenovo ThinkBook 15-IML serial: Chassis: type: 10
serial:
Mobo: LENOVO model: LVA/LVAB v: NO DPK serial: UEFI: LENOVO v: CJCN29WW date: 06/19/2020
Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 41.6 Wh condition: 44.5/45.0 Wh (99%) volts: 12.7/11.5 model: Celxpert L19C3PF1
type: Li-poly serial: status: Discharging cycles: 26
Memory: RAM: total: 3.36 GiB used: 1.55 GiB (46.0%)
RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-10210U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6
model-id: 8E (142) stepping: C (12) microcode: D6 L2 cache: 6144 KiB bogomips: 33615
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800
8: 800
Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1
bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb
ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp
hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx
monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni
popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave
xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: TSX disabled
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:9b41
Device-2: Acer SunplusIT Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-6:3 chip ID: 5986:2113
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel display ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.7 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci
bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:02c8
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.6-1-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel
port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac:
Device-2: Realtek vendor: Lenovo driver: rtw_8822ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8822ce port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0
chip ID: 10ec:c82f
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac:
IP v4: type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global broadcast:
IP v6: type: noprefixroute scope: link
WAN IP:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 10.45 GiB (1.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: rev: 0E scheme: GPT
Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found.
RAID: Message: No RAID data was found.
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 923.83 GiB size: 908.32 GiB (98.32%) used: 10.45 GiB (1.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
label: N/A uuid: 3eb6f3ad-5767-4869-8316-44365a52609e
ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 300.0 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
label: N/A uuid: 120B-E6B6
Swap: Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.39 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 label: N/A
uuid: 3b69790b-e216-4ce0-ac38-d2f4d8d718f8
Unmounted: Message: No unmounted partitions found.
USB: Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Shenzhen Goodix Goodix FingerPrint Device type: driver: N/A
interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 27c6:55a4
Device-2: 1-6:3 info: Acer SunplusIT Integrated Camera type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 5986:2113
Device-3: 1-10:4 info: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.0
speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 0bda:c02f serial:
Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 221 Uptime: 3h 03m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1196 lib: 321
flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05
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2020.09.18 16:54 1968Bladerunner 51 [M4F] Scotland / UK - FOR SALE BY BLIND AUCTION: Reconditioned “BR”-Series Luxury Companion Bot

Yes ladies, a rare, vintage companion bot, serial number BR-1968, which has been fully authenticated and reconditioned. Comes (if you excuse the pun) with a mix of old-fashioned transistor circuitry (for enhanced stability, loyalty, honesty, and support) as well as some of the first Gen-X ‘Housetrained’ and ‘Pleasure’ silicon chipsets, both of which have been upgraded to the latest firmware available.
This particular model was originally a custom order, built for a broad-minded lady of shorter stature, so would ideally suit similar. Its free RAM indicates it still has the capacity to learn & adapt to new interests & demands - we’ve been told that its long-term storage has a few bad sectors, but nothing too severe.
It is still fully mobile and, ahem, functional, although any future owner should naturally understand that wear and tear of some parts has taken place. In modern parlance its now fit more for comfort, than speed!
Before you all start jumping in with your auction paddles (Ooh Matron!), please be aware that this model has a fixed abode - it was part of an experimental system integrated with the residence, so is not able to transfer between domiciles for extended periods. The lucky bidder will be required to teleport, to the coastal Scottish Highlands, in order to take advantage (it should be so lucky!) of the features this bot offers. However, to maintain a suitable operating environment, said premises are strictly non-smoking / vaping / addictive substance free, so please take that into consideration.
The unit has been retrofitted with newer AI intelliversation modules, so can keep up with most discussion subjects, and spends much of its free time reading, creative writing, keeping up to date with current world events, memes, and, naturally, cat videos, as well as activities to keep its internal systems in reasonable working order. It has a typical recharge cycle of 8 hours, often regulated by excess leaks typical of models that age!
There is a user-reported flaw feature whereby the bot will randomly hug / cuddle / kiss its owner, occasionally leading to ‘cuppage’, and it has also been known to initiate spontaneous massages.
Please PM the auctioneers to register your interest, place a silent bid, or read up on some of this model’s quirks elsewhere in the profile.
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2020.09.18 16:27 rollforgaynitiative [5e][online][GMT+1]Looking for creative, silly people for Wholesome Gay Comedy DnD

I know the title is a doozie, but hear me out.
What we're looking to build:
Think of it as the funny and gay bits of The Adventure Zone all smooshed together and released in tidbits. (Yes, we're still playing DND 5th edition!)
An example of some games we've played, to give you an idea: Gay speed-dating at the local bar to try and find who the secret vampire is, Trying to enjoy a peaceful weekend getaway but Who Put All These Ghosts In Here??, and [spoilers for character backstories so I can't tell you].
The group so far
ALSO, a disclaimer: We are not professionals, we just have some practice making stupid gay jokes to make each other laugh, so don't hesitate to apply.
This is a gay gayme for gays to be gay in, gayly. If that isn't clear enough. You can send either a chat or a direct message. B)
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2020.09.18 16:16 1968Bladerunner 51 [M4F] Highlands - FOR SALE BY BLIND AUCTION: Reconditioned “BR”-Series Luxury Companion Bot

Yes ladies, a rare, vintage companion bot, serial number BR-1968, which has been fully authenticated and reconditioned. Comes (if you excuse the pun) with a mix of old-fashioned transistor circuitry (for enhanced stability, loyalty, honesty, and support) as well as some of the first Gen-X ‘Housetrained’ and ‘Pleasure’ silicon chipsets, both of which have been upgraded to the latest firmware available.
This particular model was originally a custom order, built for a broad-minded lady of shorter stature, so would ideally suit similar. Its free RAM indicates it still has the capacity to learn & adapt to new interests & demands - we’ve been told that its long-term storage has a few bad sectors, but nothing too severe.
It is still fully mobile and, ahem, functional, although any future owner should naturally understand that wear and tear of some parts has taken place. In modern parlance its now fit more for comfort, than speed!
Before you all start jumping in with your auction paddles (Ooh Matron!), please be aware that this model has a fixed abode - it was part of an experimental system integrated with the residence, so is not able to transfer between domiciles for extended periods. The lucky bidder will be required to teleport, to the coastal Scottish Highlands, in order to take advantage (it should be so lucky!) of the features this bot offers. However, to maintain a suitable operating environment, said premises are strictly non-smoking / vaping / addictive substance free, so please take that into consideration.
The unit has been retrofitted with newer AI intelliversation modules, so can keep up with most discussion subjects, and spends much of its free time reading, creative writing, keeping up to date with current world events, memes, and, naturally, cat videos, as well as activities to keep its internal systems in reasonable working order. It has a typical recharge cycle of 8 hours, often regulated by excess leaks typical of models that age!
There is a user-reported flaw feature whereby the bot will randomly hug / cuddle / kiss its owner, occasionally leading to ‘cuppage’, and it has also been known to initiate spontaneous massages.
Please PM the auctioneers to register your interest, place a silent bid, or read up on some of this model’s quirks elsewhere in the profile.
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2020.09.18 12:37 emuguy90 Netflix is stuck on 720p for Edge, Chrome, and App always crashes.

What the hell man. How do I fix this? Nothing works why do I bother even paying anything. I have fiber internet with speeds over a gig so its not that. Both hardwire and wifi yield these results. I saw a full episode with the specs window showing my bitrate and and resolution and it never changed from 720p. I have an intel 8600k and a GTX 1080 TI gpu, 32gb DDR4 ram Windows 10 if that matters. Prime video works fine, so does youtube 4k videos. Everything up to date. I saw an extension to force 1080p but chrome wont let me use it because its not in the store anymore.
How do I fix this?
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2020.09.18 10:15 tedthemouse New PC, but not impressed with speed. What would you do to make it quicker?

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I've recently bought a new PC (specification below), but I'm not impressed with the speed of it. Particularly starting up and opening programs etc. Can you help?
This is a working PC, where I'm mostly doing programming and running virtual machines (servers mostly). I use programs such as PHPStorm, Visual Studio, Adobe products for images and video. Rarely play games, but nice to have the option.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Spent quite a bit already, but happy to spend some more to make it quicker
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I can order anything as soon as possible.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Just looking for upgrade options that will make the PC quickebetter, so open to suggestions.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Based in the UK
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
This is a list of the current parts:
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I'm open to overclocking, but not a priority
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Looking for speed/quality of use.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I've tried to build it so far that it runs quielty.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Already sorted with Windows 10
Extra info or particulars:
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2020.09.18 09:44 XMG_gg XMG Gaming Laptops: First Steps & Troubleshooting

So you got yourself an XMG Gaming Laptop laptop, huh?

Congratulations! :-)
Follow this handy guide to go through your first steps and some commonly recurring questions. This guide is pretty long and might look frightening on first look, but please note:

+++ BREAKING: Fix "No Speaker" issue on XMG FUSION 15 +++

Windows Update has recently brought us a "No speakers, no sound" issue on XMG FUSION 15. Please read all about the solution in this post. This should only be a temporary condition and solved soon by pulling the incompatible driver from Windows Update. Update: incompatible driver has been pulled on May 19, 2020. New driver going to be rolled out shortly.

Now, moving on to the actual content of this thread:

I unboxed my XMG Laptop – what are my first steps?

1. If you purchased with Windows.
When building our laptops, we always make sure to install the latest firmware and drivers. If you purchased with Windows, all drivers will already be installed and you can pretty much start working. NVIDIA updates their driver pretty often, so they might already have a new driver out. Open up GeForce Experience, log into your account and see if the app offers any driver updates.
2. If you purchased without operating system.
Your SSD will be empty, but your firmware will be up to date. Even if you purchase without operating system, we will already have updated the latest BIOS and latest Thunderbolt firmware. Now it’s time to install Windows and install our drivers.
If you don’t have your own Windows install media at hand, you can get the latest official version from here. The drivers for your XMG Laptop will be on a USB thumb drive in your shipping box. If you want to make absolutely sure that you’re getting the latest drivers, download them each by each from our download portal. Both sources will include a PDF file that will guide you through each step. The only tricky step is the Audio driver, where you’ll have to do a specific install and reboot sequence. This is explained in detail in the PDF file.

++ Troubleshooting (all models) +++

The following items might apply to any XMG or SCHENKER model. In fact, they might also apply to laptops from other brands. Further down below, you'll find a section that is more specific to individual models.

My battery life is less than it should be / I have high Idle power consumption / my dGPU is not turning off.

Battery life and power consumption are closely interconnected. If your system consumes too much power – even in Idle – your battery life will suffer.
Preliminary: check your CPU usage, sorted by tasks
Your first look should be into Windows Task Manager, tab "Details" and then sort by "CPU" usage. You should know that your CPU has multiple cores and threads. For example, on i7-9750H (6 cores, 12 threads) if one single-thread task is running at 100%, it translates to "only" 8% CPU load in Task Manager (100 divided by 12 = 8.33). 8% might not look like much at first glance. But in reality it's one core that is running at maximum speed, taking almost as much power as if all cores would run at the same time. This is because the CPU would boost a single core to much higher speed than it would boost all cores together.
In other words: CPU usage values in Task Manager can be misleading, especially if some broken or badly programmed software is going rogue on a single thread. Do the math!
So, on a 6 core CPU, if you have any process in Task Manager constantly running at 8%, something is off. Please identify which task it is, and either end it right there it or uninstall the related software altogether.
Another way to check is to separate the Task Manager CPU activity graph into logical cores. Check these two screenshots:
In my example you can see one core in the middle was almost maxed out for a short amount of time. Thanks to the nature of Turbo Boost, this core would induce a boosted clock speed, leading to almost maxed-out power consumption and high temperatures. This is not always immediately visible because most programs would keep jumping from core to core, so you always see individual spikes to 100% on single core. You can try this yourself by using Prime95 and running it on only 1 thread.
All systems nominal? CPU is nice and idle? Check the dGPU status.
If you don't have any rogue tasks clogging up you CPU but your Idle power consumption is still off the charts, it might be because your NVIDIA GPU (dedicated GPU, dGPU) is not turning itself off.
Under the system of NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid), all common Windows apps are run on the Intel UHD Graphics (integrated GPU, iGPU) by default and the dedicated GPU (dGPU) should turn itself off when it is not needed. This removes the dGPU from the power source but it also saves power on the CPU side, because the CPU can turn off the PCI-Express x16 dGPU connection and thus achieve lower sleep states in each CPU cycle. This system can be disturbed in a number of ways, leading to higher power consumption which in turn leads to lower battey life.
1. Check which system monitoring tools you are running in the background
Some system monitoring software intentionally wakes up the dGPU. Keeping such software running in the background will inevitably lead to higher power consumption. We will keep a list of tools here which do and which do not keep the dGPU awake.
Does not keep the dGPU awake Keeps the dGPU awake
CoreTemp AIDA64 (only when “Sensor” pane is open)
HWiNFO64 ASUS GPU Tweak II
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility CPUID HWMonitor
NVIDIA Control Panel MSI Afterburner
Speccy NVIDIA GeForce Experience
TechPowerUp Real Temp NVIDIA Inspector
ThrottleStop NZXT CAM
Windows Task Manager Open Hardware Monitor
TechPowerUp GPU-Z
XMG Control Center (only when “System Monitor” pane is open)
Please check if any of the programs on the right side of the table is running in the background on your machine. If they are, please remove them from Startup in the Task Manager.
Some of the programs on the left side of the table might wake up the dGPU once for a few seconds during initialization. But according to our testing, they won’t keep the dGPU awake during normal operation.
If you want to see, whether or not your dGPU is awake or not, the best bet is to use the “Sensors” function in HWiNFO64 and keep an eye on the GPU Temperature of your NVIDIA GeForce card. If the temperature reads 0°C, the dGPU is sleeping. With a right click on the Temperature value, you can even set up an alarm in form of a sound file, notification popup or logfile entry if the temperature reaches a value ≥ 1.
2. If external monitor is connected, dGPU will be awake.
Both HDMI and USB-C/DisplayPort/Thunderbolt are connected directly to the NVIDIA GeForce card. This dedicated connection gives the XMG FUSION 15 the power to drive very high resolutions, refresh rates and to support G-SYNC and FreeSync on external screens. The trade-off: the dGPU will always be awake as soon as an external monitor is connected. Rendering can still happen on the iGPU (Intel UHD Graphics) - but the dGPU will always be "awake" to deliver the pixels to the screen.
3. The choice of running apps on iGPU vs. dGPU has to be done in Windows Graphics settings now.
Microsoft is taking over the NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) control from NVIDIA. On latest Windows builds and NVIDIA drivers, the NVIDIA driver now shoes a very small warning notification:
Windows OS now manages selection of the graphics processor. Open Windows graphics settings
If you notice that certain apps wake up the dGPU, please see if you can assign them to the internal graphics in this new Windows setting dialogue. Please note that the aforementioned benchmark and system monitoring apps apps will override/ignore this setting anyway. But it should work fine for most if not all productivity apps and games.
4. Every app is running on dGPU as soon as external monitor is connected? No.
NVIDIA’s Control Center has a hidden function called “NVIDIA GPU Activity” which supposedly shows which app is being rendered on the dGPU. You can find it by enabling "Display GPU Activity Monitor Icon in Notification Area".
Unfortunately, this function is not accurate when using an external monitor. As soon as you have an external monitor connected, the notification window shows every newly launched app as if it’s being rendered on the dGPU, even though it is not. This has been confirmed by our NVIDIA contacts to be a general issue that affects all laptops with NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) of every brand.
It does not look as if NVIDIA has any plans to resolve this issue. Therefor, the “NVIDIA GPU Activity” will continue to show inaccurate information and should rather not be used at all.
5. dGPU does not go back to sleep after disconnecting external screen while browser is open
If you launch your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) while you are connected to an external screen, the browser’s hardware acceleration will use the dGPU. This happens despite the fact that you are forcing that app to run on Integrated Graphics. If the browser keeps running after you connect the external screen, it will keep the dGPU awake.
Even sending the laptop to Standby and waking it up again won’t change that fact. The dGPU will only go back to sleep after you close the specific app that triggered this behaviour.
This seems to affect every laptop with NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) – not only XMG laptops.
We have filed a report with NVIDIA and we are awaiting their feedback.
Here is a short list of apps that are affected and not affected by this issue:
Affected Not affected (Control Group)
Google Chrome Microsoft Word
Mozilla Firefox notepad.exe
Microsoft Edge
This might also affect other apps if they are secretly using the dGPU for Hardware Acceleration. But so far, the 3 major browsers are the only apps we have confirmed to trigger this behaviour.
According to what we heard, NVIDIA does not seem to have any plans to fix this issue on a fundamental basis.
Workaround #1: Restart your Browser
Close your browser and launch it again after disconnecting from the external screen.
Workaround #2: Disable Hardware Acceleration in Browser
You can find this in the Settings menu of your Browser.
Workaround #3: Disable and re-enable the dGPU instead of closing your Webbrowser
Download here: dGpuCycle Script.zip
Written by Notebookcheck user ‘Stepon’ (source). You can open the script with Notepad to read the source code.
After disconnecting the external screen, run this Batch Script with Admin privileges. The script will disable and re-enable the dGPU in Device Manager. During that moment, your browser will drop the Hardware Acceleration from dGPU and go back to iGPU. Chrome will flicker for a fraction of a second. If you play any videos on your browser while running the script, you might have to restart playback by jumping to a different point in the video timeline.
With some programming skills can be further automated to always run in the background.
6. Same as above, but for most if not all apps that use a browser engine underneath.
The browser hardware acceleration issue applies to apps that are using a browser engine to create their GUI. If you launch such an app while you're connected to an external monitor, they will use the dGPU for hardware acceleration and won't let go of it until you either close the app or manually disable the dGPU. The most popular such apps are:
The most widespread framework for such apps is Electron, but it's not limited to that. For example, Spotify uses a different implementation, based on Chromium browser engine.
We are not aware of any way to disable hardware acceleration on these apps. Disabling hardware acceleration in your browser won't affect those apps. The only workarounds are:
As with other root causes in this section, this seems to apply to every laptop with NVIDIA Optimus. We have asked NVIDIA to comment in April 2020.
7. Outdated Killer Wi-Fi driver increasing power consumption.
We had a report where an outdated Killer Wi-Fi suite caused high background CPU load. If you are using a Rivet Networks Killer Wi-Fi module, please download and install the latest drivers here.
8. Missing NVIDIA USB-C and Audio drivers keep the dGPU awake?
We have a report from a user who made a custom install of NVIDIA drivers and unselected the NVIDIA USB-C and Audio drivers because he thought we won't need them. In this case, not having those drivers will cause the main driver to not shutdown the dGPU when searching for those two drivers. We were not able to reproduce it but we'll leave it in this guide for future reference. Solution: reinstall NVIDIA drivers and include every driver, even the optional ones.
9. Outdated Windows and firmware?
If you haven’t already, make sure you are running the latest Windows updates and the latest BIOS. Some major Windows milestones (also called “Redstone” updated) need to be triggered manually by opening Windows Updates, then “Checking for updates”. Under “Optional updates”, there might be a “Feature update” which you can initiate with “Download and install now” (screenshot).
10. Third party PCIe/NVMe SSD preventing CPU from sleeping?
We had recently a few reports on budget SSDs from smaller brands preventing the CPU from reaching C8 sleep states, severely cutting battery life. If you upgrades your SSD yourself with a model that is not listed in our online shop, please consider to swap it out, re-install Windows from scratch and try again. If you found your SSD to be the culprit, please share the product name with us.
11. Corsair iCue Software causes +10W power consumption?
We have seen this report from multiple users. This one was the first:
I spent a week trying to figure out why the processor on my Fusion 15 was consuming so much power when idle (around 10W!). My battery life was absolutely abysmal at about 2.5 hours on a full charge. I thought I had ruled out the iCue software because I closed the app completely, but it turns out only a complete uninstall will allow everything to return to normal so it must have been the mouse driver itself rather than the iCue software.
Source
We haven't checked it ourselves but any kind of hardware-related 3rd party software could potentially cause power saving issues on any system.
12. Epic Games Launcher running on dGPU
First reported here]. Solution is in the top reply to that thread.
13. Paint 3D causes the dGPU to stay 'ON' by running in the Background, even after Reboot
This seems to be a real issue based on a bug from Microsoft. Check this thread for details.
14. Other reason? Cannot reach CPU Package C8 Residency? Please take part in our survey
Please read this post for an introduction into CPU Package C8 Residency states. The post includes a link to a survey to collect analytical data from users who just can't get their power consumption down despite already having implemented all prior suggestions.
15. Dig deeper? Check out this amazing in-depth guide about Windows power saving optimization and C-States.
Written by user Che0063 on Notebookreview in 2018 and constantly updated into 2020, this guide is a deep dive into all things C-States.
You can find a PDF copy (pulled on 2020/05/26) of this guide here.

Random short spikes in lag and stutter

Intel Driver and Support Assistant (DSA) is acting up, causing CPU spikes up to 40% every 1-5 minutes.
Taken from this post:
Intel Driver and Support Assistant (DSA) is acting up, causing CPU spikes up to 40% every 1-5 minutes. See this picture of task manager cumulative CPU time. Funny you already mentioned that it stopped working, as I experienced the same thing.
Solution (TL;DR):
Uninstall Intel DSA for now. You can do this via the windows Apps and Programs, or if it fails for any reason, download the official Uninstaller from the intel website.
[...]

My laptop randomly wakes up from Standby.

1. Firmware solution for Wake-up 3 hours after entering Sleep/Standby. (XMG FUSION 15 only)
There was an issue with the NVIDIA USB-C driver which caused the laptop to wake up exactly 3 hours after entering Standby. The laptop was trying to transition into Hibernate (Suspend to Disk) but failed to do so. This issue is resolved in BIOS 0062 and beyond.
2. Disable Wake timers (applies to any PC and Laptop)
Depending on your Windows configuration, there might be certain task schedules (including Windows Updates) which prompt the laptop to wake-up from Sleep or Hibernate. To check on these issues, please read this article. The most common solution is to disable the “Allow wake timers” option for both “plugged in” and “on-battery”. Please note: this setting depends on each power profile and your laptop has three of them: Silent, Balanced, Enthusiast. Please switch to each of these profiles and modify “Allow wake timer” in the Advanced settings in Windows power options for each one of these.
3. Check the Wake-up cause
There is a simple command that will tell you the reason why your laptop woke up for the last time. Usually this is something like "Power Button" or "Lid Opening", but in your case it might point to a different driver or Windows component. Find "Command Prompt" in Start Menu and type:
powercfg -lastwake 
This command does not need Admin right. Please copy it by marking the output text and pressing Enter. The marked text from the Command Prompt windows is now in your clipboard and can be pasted into a text file or message box. Alternatively you can take a picture and report back to us.

My laptop needs a long time to boot up.

Cold Boot and Wake-up from Hibernate should not take much more than 12 seconds between pressing the power button and seeing the login screen wallpaper. If your laptop takes much longer, please consider the following options.
1. Enable “Fast Boot”.
Enabling “Fast Boot” in BIOS is a requirement to use Microsoft’s “Hybrid Boot” technology which saves a lot of time on Cold Boot. Before shipping, we always enable “Fast Boot” in all XMG laptops – but it might get disabled by user operation. On some models, it might also get disabled during BIOS Reset. To make sure, you have “Fast Boot” enabled, follow these steps:
(the location of the "Fast Boot" option might be slightly, depending on your model)
2. Flash firmware again
You can clearly seperate the boot process between BIOS time and Windows time. Everything that happens before you see the XMG boot logo is BIOS time. On XMG FUSION 15, it usually takes about 7 seconds between pressing the power button and seeing the XMG boot logo for the first time. If this time period is much, much longer in your case, the root cause might be in hardware or firmware.
One potential solution was found in this post. This user already had a system with Thunderbolt Firmware NVM v56. But based on a hunch, he just tried to update the same firmware again and it instantly fixed his long BIOS time.
It makes kind of sense. VBIOS, Thunderbolt... those are large, complex and kind of external components that are initialized in the very early steps of the the BIOS. If anything is stalling there, you won't see the boot logo because the BIOS hasn't even attempted yet to start talking to the SSD.
Rule of thumb: if you have long BIOS time before you see the XMG logo, please consider to flash the BIOS and the Thunderbolt Firmware again.
Now, let's look at various Windows-based causes:
3. Clean up TEMP folders
Taken from this post.
Found out, during each boot Windows (namely it's ProfSvc service) takes everything you have in users/yourprofile folder and writes over those files. I suspect it's changing some meta data in the files. Probably edditing read/write premissions. But it goes one by one. And logon process waits for it to finish. As long as your computer is relatively clean, this operation takes a second or two. But when Visual Studio update "forgets" 160 000 files in your AppData/Temp folder, it results in 35 secs of profile loading during boot. All I needed was to empty the Temp folder and the bootups are back in normal!
You can either clean the Temp folders manually or use a software like CCleaner. Please beware, we would only recommend CCleaner to clean temp files, but don't clean the Windows Registry. It's usually safe to do but it can sometimes lead to false positive situations and side-effects.
4. Riot Games 'Vanguard' might block one of our drivers
If you have game titles from Riot Games installed, the software 'Vanguard' might be blocking the 'inpoutx64.sys' driver on some of our systems. This driver is related to the Control Center. We have heard of one single case where the presence of Vanguard lead to a significantly increased boot-time. In other cases however, it had no effect despite getting the 'Vanguard has blocked' message in Windows.
We will share this information with our ODM to see if our signed inpoutx64.sys/dll can be whitelisted. Meanwhile, please consider disabling or uninstalling Vanguard to see if it improves your boot time.
5. Consider a clean reinstall
It might be inconvenient, but if you have any boot times that are wildly longer than above reference data, please consider a clean Windows installation. 'Clean' means deleting the system partitions on your SSD in the first step of the installation procedure. Before you do this, you should backup all important data on external storage.
6. Other causes.
If your system still takes a long time to even display the XMG boot logo or to boot into the Login prompt, there might be another issue at hand. Please make sure to update your BIOS, load setup defaults, enable “Fast Boot” again and make sure that your Windows and drivers are up to date. Please also consider to follow the generic advice in this article.
There is currently no other known systematic issue that prevents our laptops from doing a fast boot or fast wake-up. If you cannot resolve the issue on your machine, please consider to backup your data and do a clean Windows re-install.
7. Discussion
For XMG FUSION 15 we have opened a dedicated tread about expected boot times after a clean install. Please move all relevant discussion to this thread:
Thank you!

My microphone does not sound right

(I might be using Discord)
First, please make sure you increased the microphone gain to 100% and added the +20dB boost.
Now, some apps including Discord put additional processing on the microphone, including echo and noise cancellation. This can have a negative effect on microphone audio quality. Please see if you can disable all such options from your chat application and from the Realtek Control Panel.

I have random Bluescreens

Bluescreens can have a number of reasons. Sometimes, the error message or driver reference can already point at a root cause. If there are too many possible root causes, here are some generic tips.
How to use MemTest86 to test my RAM
Follow these steps:
PRO TIP: If you have MemTest86 errors, you can try to open your laptop and test both memory modules individually. Remove one module and run the test again. If the errors only show on one of the modules, try the same module again in the other (empty) RAM slot. If the module shown errors when run individually in both of the RAM slots, it might be indeed faulty.
If the RAM modules are actually not faulty, it can sometimes also help to just remove and replace (reseat) them. Sometimes, if they are not properly connected, they might also prompt random errors including iGPU graphics artifacts.

+++ Troubleshooting XMG FUSION 15 (2019) +++

The following items apply only to XMG FUSION 15. Please check first if your issue is covered under the general section above. The latest BIOS and Control Center update can be found in this thread.

My speaker sound is underwhelming / I cannot get Soundblaster Connect running.

Sound Blaster Connect is an important app to improve the experience of the audio system. It can increase volume (SmartVol) and Bass of the speakers.
1. Reinstall Audio drivers in the proper sequence
Normally, when all pre-requisites are met, Soundblaster Connect should install automatically from Windows. You can then find it with a simple search for “Sound Blaster” in the Windows Start menu. If Sound Blaster Connect is no where to be found or if it only shows an empty screen, please follow the sequence precisely:
If you are connected to the Internet, the system will now automatically install "Sound Blaster Connect" from Microsoft Store. This might take a few minutes or more. When in doubt, reboot once more after the Soundblaster-Creative_Audio_Effects.

My touchpad sometimes does not react.

This is a very rare issue that we have encountered a few times. For some users we have fixed it by replacing the laptop. The root cause is not entirely clear yet but there have been a few successful workarounds.
Solution #1: Set Touchpad to “Most Sensitive”
Find the “Touchpad” settings in Windows Start menu and change the sensitivity setting to “Most Sensitive”. Please report via PM with your order number if this fixes the issue for you.
Solution #2: Reinstall BIOS and Control Center
We have reports from users who got rid of any Touchpad issues by reinstalling the BIOS and Control Center. Please get the appropriate downloads from our Download Portal.

My CPU shows high activity in idle while having devices connected to USB-C port.

We are currently tracking an issue where users have reported >10% CPU usage in Idle while having certain devices connected to the USB-C port.
Current Workaround: Disable Automatic Sleep on Thunderbolt controller
Device Manager > System devices > Thunderbolt Controller > Power Management > Disable "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

I’m unable to turn off my keyboard backlight during boot.

Normally, if you disable the keyboard backlight in Control Center using the slider switch, it should also be disabled during Reboot, Cold Boot etc. We had one report of a rare issue where this settings was not applied to firmware anymore. If you encounter this issue, please click the “Restore” button in Control Center to reset all you Keyboard Backlight settings. Then, try again to disable the Keyboard Backlight and reboot.

My keyboard backlight is not turning on anymore.

We had a few reports of keyboard backlight not being able to turn on anymore. If you encounter this issue, please reset your BIOS settings.

I cannot access my BIOS Setup (F2) anymore.

This is another very rare issue that was only reported once so far. If you cannot access your BIOS Setup, you cannot do a BIOS Reset anymore.
Solution: Remove CMOS Jumper from Mainboard and Reboot
The mainboard of XMG FUSION 15 has a jumper to control the BIOS Reset. In order to reach this jumper, you will need to remove the bottom case of the laptop. This is as easy as removing the 10 screws on the bottom side and then simply lifting the bottom cover away from the laptop.
The jumper is located next to the WiFi module
If the jumper is removed, the laptop will show a special menu after on boot which will allow you to reset the BIOS Settings to Default.
After having done this Reset, please place the jumper again it it's original position, connecting pins "1" and "2" as seen in the "Top View" picture linked above.
Now, please see if you can now get back into BIOS Setup with the F2 key during boot.

My external USB mouse sometimes stops moving.

We have some reports from USB gaming mouse with ≥1000Hz polling rate that sometimes stop working when used together with USB hubs, both on USB-A and USB-C (Thunderbolt).
Please install the latest official drivers from your mouse vendor and see if you can reduce the polling rate to 500Hz to see if it makes any difference.

My system consumes about 1~2% battery in Standby/Sleep mode

This is normal and also affects both XMG FUSION and XMG NEO series with opto-mechanical keyboard. Reason: the keyboard consumes slightly over 1W even in standby, because it is still firing up the Infrared barriers for every individual switch. This is to make sure that the keyboard can wake the system from standby. This translates to a power consumption (witch charger, measured at wall socket) of up to 1.8W in Standby if the battery is already fully charged. Due to a hardware design constraint, the power of the keyboard switches cannot be turned off, unless the system is sent to Hibernate (S4) or Shutdown (S5).
Workaround: use Hibernate. By default, Standby automatically transitions into Hibernate after 180 minutes. You can shorten this timespan in the Advanced Power Options in Windows (Screenshot). You have to do this for each of the Performance Profiles that you use (Silent, Balanced, Enthusiast). Before that, you have to enable Hibernate in this menu.

I would like to improve my DPC Latencies.

For guaranteed low DPC latencies, please check out our SCHENKER Audio Editions. For all other models, we're going to collect a number of tips here over time.

I have issues with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 adapters on XMG FUSION 15

XMG FUSION 15 (2019, XFU15L19) had a bit of a shaky history with some USB-C adapters and Thunderbolt Docking Stations. It seems like the most serious issues have been ironed out with BIOS 0064 and Thunderbolt Firmware-Update NVM v56. If you plan to use USB-C port and you purchased your laptop before May 2020, please make sure to update your firmware as explained in this thread:
If you are still not sure which USB-C peripherals to buy, please check out our list of validated products in this thread:
Thank you!


That's all, folks.

For more FAQ on XMG, SCHENKER and Bestware, please check our FAQ Page: https://bestware.com/faqs/
If we find more commonly asked questions (especially ones that are specific to popular models), we will add them to this guide.
If you have any questions or issues that are not covered in this guide, please reply in the comments below!
// Tom
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2020.09.18 06:07 Misterslate Flair Update for PPL attained on a C-172N

Just became a full Private Pilot! My second check-ride after getting a sport pilot license back in 2013.
Prep:
Did about three mock check-rides with two CFI's and they were all within ACS so we scheduled a date and I flew about once a week to stay proficient.
Took the written back in 2018 and was getting close to the 24 month limit. I had a few check-ride dates that didn't work out for work reasons.
If anyone else has an extended period of time between the written test and the check-ride itself I recommend going back through your individual notes as well as scheduling ground time with different CFIs in person or virtually to run through mock oral exams.
I also had a CFI text me questions that are common on oral exams and we had an ongoing texting conversation through the last week or so that really helped. Then, any question I couldn't answer I would look up a Youtube video to refresh me on all the aspects of that knowledge area.
Example: he would text me "Does a forward CG increase or decrease your stall speed?" I forgot all about CG limits and then would refresh on that, and any questions I knew cold, that was an area I did not spend as much time reviewing.
Check-ride itself:
My CFI and did a cross country out to the testing location where the DPE was and after reviewing my documents the DPE looked my CFI dead in the eye and said "He isn't qualified to fly this checkride today," hands my my Sport License and says look on the back. I forgot to sign the back of my license.
NOTE: An FAA license is invalid unless signed make sure to sign as soon as you get your license! He told us about half of all students don't have their license signed.
(Technically I did have another sport license in my bag with my signature on the back with my old address (I have the old one in case one goes missing and decided to take both to the checkride) so I was still technically legal))
We continued through an oral exam, after signing my license.
The first real question I got was "Explain the Aircraft to me from spinner to tail"
I had prepped for very straightforward questions where one or two word answers would suffice so this was pretty new to me. I ended up explaining the engine, what all the six-pack of instruments were, and how the flight controls worked and this sufficed for an answer.
Again, usual advice, answer what you KNOW and if you're uncertain of ANYTHING offer to look it up don't try to impress your DPE by guessing.
We pressed to the check-ride and nerves got the best of me as I was so focused on my airspeed on takeoff/stressed out/ I ended up not putting in almost any right rudder. The aircraft on first take was a bit left of Runway headed even after briefing and explaining the importance of right rudder and how the left turning tendencies worked. Only advice would be to take a breath before your first takeoff and don't rush anything. Shake it off and remember "Hey, I've done this before, let's do it the way I've done it before"
Walking through a check-ride mentally the day or night before is always good advice as well.
It was early afternoon so the air was choppy. This caused the Aircraft on maneuvers to bump a lot! This was heightened by me trying too hard to correct and I was jumping up and down 100' quite a bit, but managed to keep within 100' the best I could.
After going through the XC portion, slow flight, stalls, I was asked for a simple turn from 060 to 030. I said aloud "Left turn 030" and in my brain I wanted to turn to 300. After turning through 360 the DPE said what're you doing? I then realized I had said 030 and went back. He then asked me to turn to about 6-7 more headings. This is something I don't know how to explain/offer advice for other than when in doubt slow down and take deep breath every once in a while, and maybe if you're AC has a heading bug use that as well.
After going through visual ground maneuvers just fine we returned for the landings. My DPE was good enough to show me a ground reference point that was perfect to align for downwind. This is something that can be prepared for through google satellite maps or even visiting the checkride location ahead of time, but I listened to my DPE and it was a perfect alignment for downwind.
My first couple of landings, I was high on final and had to bring the AC down somewhat quickly, better to be too high than too low, but advice would be to not just focus on the Airspeed indicator on downwind and base but keep in mind the altimeter too if you're not descending enough. After a couple of landings the DPE asked for a regular landing. My "spidey-sense" tingled and I assumed the next landing he was going to pull the engine on me. My sense was correct and abeam the numbers he pulls the throttle and says simulated engine out and he continued to hold the throttle. Somehow this really threw me off as all the times a CFI had done this they would pull the throttle and move their hand away. Advice would be to either be prepared to have to move your arm over and around for flaps or practice this with a CFI as well. I ended up being a bit high on final but the landing was made. The winds were right down the pipe, but gusty. This cause the aircraft going over the numbers to jump, but the landing was salvaged.
My DPE then asked for one normal pattern and one normal landing, it went well on the final pattern/approach and from there it was simply printing out the temporary certificate!
Big advice would be to practice patterns at the airport of intended check-ride to be as competent as possible for the check-ride. My CFI and I had planned on arriving two hours prior to the check-ride to practice, but weather forced us to delay the morning of.
Thanks to everyone in the sub-reddit. Its always good to break-up my reddit feed from the usual memes and news with flying pics and stories!
Hope this can help some fliers here.
Also shoutout to all the pilots saving lives during the wildfires out west, if any of y'all are on here your stories would be appreciated. It's still my dream to be a rescue copter pilot one day!

Thanks again to all!
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2020.09.18 04:33 AEM74 Aorus Master and Xtreme card release dates and pricing still unknown after today's livestream

Source from their Twitch VOD.
Despite the fact that today's stream was supposed to reveal more about their Aorus cards, they told us nothing useful. Everything mentioned was already on their website. No release dates, no pricing, no specs like clock speed or card sizes. Just another advertisement for something that nobody has a clue about.
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2020.09.18 02:02 OTSPOKN 8ight After: if you don't believe, then you have nothing to fear - With Photos -- Part 2

Part 1

It's here

Tuesday October 8, 2019
As I return home from walking Tica and Pismo, a high pitch voice yells my name. I turn, and there she is, filled with cheer. Christina skips her way to me and begs to play with the dogs. Her big brown eyes are sadder than my Labradors. The pups seem to love her, so I cave.
Deanna arrives home from work and is disappointed when the dogs aren't there to greet her at the door. It gets worse when she discovers it's because they're playing with Christina on our patio.
I try to reason with Deanna, "What am I supposed to do? She followed us home on the dog walk again."
"Well, how would you like it if some challenged guy followed me home?"
"Does he have, like super special strength or something?" I get side-eyed at this and go on to explain, "I don't want to be mean because she's special."
"She's also very pretty."
"So she's pretty special!" I joke. Deanna is not amused.
I have a talk with Christina to tell her she can't come over anymore. I tell her no more dog walks. "Why?" she pleads. I explain that she doesn't have a dog, so it's like she is just walking with me. She seems to understand. She even utters the words, "I crossed a line."
Back in the house I find Deanna in her office. She tells me she wants to get a gun. I'm like, What? First religion, now guns; she really has swung right.
I'm not anti-gun, we've just never felt a need to own one. I have an alarm on the house, a nice fence, two barking dogs, and 16 security cameras. That should scare any intruder away. If someone gets past that, and I need to pull a gun, then that intruder is probably intent on killing me and has already formulated a plan that they will most likely succeed with.
Let's face it. I know this is a sad thought, but if someone wants to kill you, they will. A gun will do you no good. I'm not afraid of guns. We've fired guns before, but I always felt that if I don't buy one, then that's one less gun in the world. But now Deanna is talking all kinds of crazy.
I veer the subject away from guns and try to convince her to sleep in our bedroom tonight. The last four nights she's slept on the couch in her office. Instead, she convinces me to sleep on the pull-out couch in here with her. I agree, figuring this will blow over in a day or two.
That night, I get into bed, and Deanna reads a Bible verse. I kid you not, she has a Bible in hand and reads, "Keep this book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:08."
I'm like, "Where did you get a Bible?" She says she found the book out back and thinks it's Christina's. I don't really want to have the Christina conversation, nor do I want to have a biblical conversation, so I just let it pass. We exchange good night kisses and go to sleep.
Wednesday October 9, 2019
As I write today's journal, I pull up the security footage from last night to transcribe Deanna's Bible quote correctly.
I open files, hunting for the right one. I notice the door is closed in some videos and open in others. I narrow it down to the last clip with an open door. As the clip plays the door slowly closes for no apparent reason. Next, to my horror, the sheets around Deanna's feet flutter, then with a quick whoosh they blow off her. Deanna kicks. She sits up, gets out of bed, kneels and prays over me. I click through a bunch of clips and find that she prayed for over an hour before finally getting back into bed.
Surveillance Footage capture of Deanna praying over Vince.
When Deanna gets home from work, I show her the clip of her praying. She's frightened by it and starts to sob. She begs to know if she's ever done that before. I tell her I don't know and that there's a ton of footage to sift through. I decide, maybe mistakenly, to not show her the door close and the sheet flutter. I worry it will only scare her more.
That night, she pops sleeping pills before bed. Her rationale is that they'll put her into a deep sleep; this way, she won't be able to get up and pray.
After struggling to fall asleep myself, I finally nod off, only to be woken by a door slam. I spring up and turn to the closed door. I'm sure it was open when we went to bed. Deanna is still sound asleep and doesn't move. I climb out the foot of the bed and slowly creep my way to the door. I kneel down to peek through the threshold crack to see if someone is on the other side. I can't make anything out. I stand up and reach for the knob. The door opens on its own. I stop to consider that maybe the latch didn't catch from the slam. Sometimes doors do that, right? I peek out through the open crack, half-expecting to see someone standing there. There isn't.
I tiptoe out and turn on the hall light. I peer into my office and flip on that light. It's clear. A noise emits from the hall. I follow it, but it subsides. Again I hear something; this time from the game room. I flick on that light and scan the room. Nothing. I canvass the house room-by-room; everything is clear. I find the dogs asleep in our bedroom. They seem safe and happy in there. Why doesn't Deanna? I double-check the alarm and make sure the front door is locked. The house is secure. I head back to Deanna's office. She's still sound asleep. I examine the door. It swings freely and appears to be fine. I can't find any reason it would slam. I leave the hall light on and climb back into bed.
Thursday October 10, 2019
I pull up the security footage from last night and see the sheets flutter again. This time Deanna's body sorta jolts like she got an electrical zap. A moment later she is pulled into the bed or possibly pushed. I notice something in the hall. There seems to be a figure moving on the far wall, but I can't focus on it. When I play the footage back slowly, I don't see anything, but at regular speed, something is there. I let the video play, and suddenly a shadow sweeps across the door. This one is easy to see, even as a still frame. A moment later, the door slams.
Surveillance Footage capture of Deanna and Vince sleeping as a human looking shadow passes over the white bedroom door.
I scan through the rest of last night's footage, but see nothing else. I don't know how to process this. My mind oscillates between reason and what I'm seeing. Who do I show the video to? The police? The news? My friends? People will assume I faked this. I certainly can't show Deanna. She'll flip out.
I decide it's best to first build a case. I need a substantial amount of undeniable proof before I show this stuff around. I have 16 cameras running 24 hours a day for 7 days, which is 2,688 hours of footage to comb through. That's an impossible amount for me to tackle. I decide to back up the last 7 days of surveillance footage to another drive. I turn to my journals and figure I can compile a record of any unusual events. I can use these records to narrow down which surveillance files might be worth examining.
Michael arrives and interrupts my hunt. He's here to test out my gimbal. He played with it a bit at the BBQ, and now he's considering purchasing one. I contemplate showing him the footage; surely he'll believe me, but then, shouldn't I have believed Deanna?
First, I test the waters and ask if he believes in God. He doesn't. He says he's unconvinced. I expected this, as we had this conversation years ago, and since that time, neither of us has been particularly religious. However, Michael became an online ordained reverend and has performed a few wedding ceremonies for his friends; thus, I wasn't sure if his views changed.
He did say he thought God was an "unfalsifiable hypothesis," and compared him to Santa Claus. I don't know what that means, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to show him the footage yet - at least not until I get a better understanding of how to explain things.
We head out to the parking lot so he can run around with the gimbal and test its smoothness. The gardener's truck is there, and I can hear Juan's blower polluting the air with noise. Thankfully, we aren't testing any audio equipment.
Michael runs through the open gate toward the pool. He goes around the pool and onto our wooden deck, which overlooks the dry Los Angeles River below. He yells for me, "Come quick, the gardener has fallen off the deck!" Alarmed, I sprint.
Camera VLOG still of broken deck with gardener laying at bottom of hill.
Michael is already at the bottom of the hill by the time I begin my descent. The wooden deck rail is broken and partially hanging off. It's probably a fifteen-foot fall to where Juan has landed. I climb down to find Juan unconscious on his back. He might have hit his head on a paver stone, but there's no blood.
I grab Juan's chest and shake him. I think he's alive. I hope he's alive. I need him to be alive. I realize I ran down with my iced coffee in hand. I quickly pop the lid off and throw it in Juan's face. The coffee flows up his nose, causing him to choke to consciousness. I grab his head to cradle him and finally exhale a sigh of relief.
After a few minutes, Juan sits up. Michael runs to fetch him water while I stay behind. His English is broken, but he explains he was blowing the deck when he leaned back and fell. He blames himself. I'm confused, as the deck has plenty of nails holding it together. It's never been flimsy before. I offer to take him to the hospital; he refuses. I offer again; he says to call his brother. I take his phone and call.
He speaks to his brother in Spanish. It sounds like they argue. Juan hangs up. I ask if everything is okay; he nods, then stands up, but quickly gets woozy and slumps back down. I catch him and ease him back to the dirt. He laughs embarrassingly. Michael gets back with water and Gatorade. Juan drinks up and rests. We sit and rehash the events that just transpired, as if we're telling old war stories.
After a while, Juan stands again. He's fine now. He stretches. Michael and I exchange looks. Should we take him to the hospital? At that moment, his brother, Cruz, appears at the top of the deck, looking down. Spanish is exchanged again, along with a chuckle. Juan translates. He says Cruz is asking why he broke the deck and says Juan will have to pay for it. I shake my head no and assure them everything is fine. Cruz chuckles; it seems like it was just fun brotherly harassment.
We get Juan back to his truck. Both he and his brother insist everything is okay. They will be okay. Surprisingly, Juan does look okay. I tell them both to call me if they need anything and they leave.
Michael and I go back to the deck to marvel at how Juan could take a fall like that and live. We also ponder how big a lawsuit this could be if he'd died.
Later, I recount the events for Deanna. She's blown away. I offhandedly remark, "Thank God he's going to be okay."
Surprisingly, Deanna retorts, "Wouldn't God have saved him?"
I'm confused. I thought she was all "God power," but tonight she goes on to claim that she never really believed there was a God. I decide it's best not to indulge this conversation now.
Deanna is on edge all night. I put on Friends. The show always seems to cheer her up. Tonight, it doesn't. I know she's angry, but I can't actually point to a single thing, and if I do, it'll just spark a fight, which it seems is what she wants.
We sleep in her office again. I get the cold shoulder, as she rolls away from me without so much as a kiss. I wish her good night, and she does reciprocate, so maybe all isn't lost.
I lie there awake and listen to the silence. I focus on Deanna. The gentle rise and fall of her back, up and down, up and down; she is out. I contemplate staying up all night to comb through the security footage. I think about the shadow. I keep watching the door, wondering if it will appear. I think about Juan. I hope he's okay. At some point I nod off, but suddenly I'm jarred awake. Deanna gasps for air as if she just broke free from drowning.
I'm dazed. My eyes are heavy and won't open. Is this a dream? Is everything a dream? I ask if she's okay, but I'm also not sure if asking is a dream. I manage to pry open my eyes. My head clears as I see Deanna exit the room. She hobbles like Frankenstein's monster. I get up to follow her. I call out her name. She doesn't answer. I'm getting creeped out.
I follow her into the dark hall and switch on the light. She hobbles down the hall toward the foyer. I wave my hand in front of her with no reaction. Her eyes are open, but she doesn't see me. She is sleepwalking.
Surveillance Footage capture of Vince waving his hand in front of sleepwalking Deanna
I have never seen this in my life. I always thought this was a Hollywood gimmick, but here she is hobbling around the house, eyes open and unconscious. I stay near her in case she falls or collapses. I wonder, do sleepwalkers collapse?
Deanna approaches the alarm panel and keys in the disarm code. Maybe she's messing with me? Sleepwalking is one thing, but how is she conscious enough to key in the code? She turns and hobbles back down the hall. I reset the alarm, then follow her.
She heads to the game room sliding glass door. I grab the door handle to stop her from opening the slider. She hobbles right into the glass. Not hard. Not like she could break it. It's a slow hobble into the door, as if she was going to pass through it, but instead the glass blocks her. She tries repeatedly like a wind up toy banging her head on the door with a light thud.
I always heard you shouldn't mess with a sleepwalker, but I place my hand between her head and the glass. I reach for her shoulder and nudge her. She is receptive to my guidance. I lead her back to her office.
I get her to sit on the bed and lean her over to lie down. I gather the covers, when suddenly she wakes. She screams! I scream and jump back. At that moment the alarm sounds. I look at Deanna; she's confused. I'm confused. The alarm is blaring. I head out of the room to the alarm panel. I key in the disarm code. The display shows Game Room Slider as the fault.
I rush back to the game room, and the slider is open a good three feet! I get angry. I don't know why. I'm mad the door is open, since it shouldn't be. I close the slider and make sure it's locked. I turn on all the lights in the house and reset the alarm. I canvass the house, room by room, and I look in each closet. The dogs hibernate in our bedroom; they don't seem to want to leave that room.
I find nothing. Deanna falls back to sleep. I stay up and watch Friends all night. When the sun rises, I finally pass out.

The Day After

Friday October 11, 2019
I wake up around noon. Deanna is home. I guess she skipped work. I head into my office to watch last night's footage. I speed past Deanna sleepwalking and go to the game room slider. I'm aghast. The door just floats open on its own. I can't explain it.
Deanna watches over my shoulder. She's still angry, I think. She seems stiff, almost robotic. She's more concerned with her sleepwalking than the slider and wants me to go back to that footage. I continue to examine the slider though. I just can't figure this out.
I hear a noise coming from the game room. Deanna hears it too. We proceed to investigate. I peer into the game room. The noise comes from outside the slider. It's Christina playing with the dogs on the patio. Now Deanna is definitely pissed. Suddenly, I'm pissed too.
Deanna storms out onto the patio, grabs up Tica and leads Pismo into the house. There's a third dog on the patio, a little Chihuahua that I've never seen before.
Groggy, confused, and mad, I yell at Christina. She claims I told her if she got a dog, she could come over, so she got one. I tell her she's trespassing, that we have cameras, that she has to go. She scoops up the little dog and storms off, crying. I feel really bad, but what alternative do I have?
I go back inside and catch Deanna in her office with a gun. She sees me coming and quickly sits on it in an attempt to conceal the weapon. I go for it, and we struggle. She puts up a fight, but I'm determined. I yank the gun out from under her.
"Where the hell did you get a gun?" I demand.
"I bought it."
"You brought a gun into our house?!"
"We need protection from crazy fans and doors opening up in the middle of the night. I don't know, maybe it was her, maybe she opened the door?"
I release the clip. The gun is loaded.
She quips, "The safety is on."
I explain if she wants to have a gun, then we need to learn how to use it properly.
I'm not happy about the gun. This is something we should have discussed and decided on together. She could argue that about me and the security cameras. I'm pretty sure they're not in the same league, but I feel like it's the least of my problems. The gun is already here, now I need to mitigate it, and that starts with lessons.
Saturday October 12, 2019
Today we meet our friend Wes at the shooting range. He is very proficient with guns and gives us the basic safety course. We shoot off a bunch of rounds. Deanna seems elated to be firing the gun. This isn't the first time we've fired guns. Last time was when she was first hired at the zoo; we rented a gun at a range and shot targets. This was to prepare her for the dreadful day a dangerous animal might escape. Today she's like a kid with a shiny new toy. Maybe the last time we shot was under bleaker circumstances, but why would this be a happier one? I don't question her. I'm just happy to see her happy.
Deanna firing the gun at the shooting range.
Sunday October 13, 2019
It's a beautiful day. The pool is 88 degrees, the weather is about 78, which is nice, but it makes you want to stay under the water, allowing it to swallow you like a cozy blanket. We frolic in the pool, toss the ball for the dogs, and grill up some food. We even dine Italian aperitivo style with salami and wine, as we watch the sun set.
Monday October 14, 2019
I wake from my wine coma around 3 a.m. Deanna is not in bed with me. I call out for her, but she doesn't answer. I get up and cautiously make my way through the house. Again noise emits from the game room. I follow the noise and find the slider open. Coming from outside is what sounds like a chisel hitting a rock.
I run back into Deanna's office to grab my phone. I flip on the camera light and follow the chisel sounds. As I approach the pool, I hear the noise coming from the deck. Crap, the deck is still broken; what if Deanna fell off? I rush to the rail.
I peer over the broken deck and find Deanna at the bottom of the hill. She has a shovel in her hand and has dug several holes. I call out to her. She doesn't react.
Deanna digging a hole at the bottom of the hill in the middle of the night.
I hurry down the hill and ask her what she is doing. Gravely, her eyes pierce right through me. She laughs a deep, hushed, "Heh. Heh. Heh." I feel my spine collapse.
I flip off the camera and gingerly approach her. She appears to be sleepwalking again. I reach for the shovel, and she lets it go without resistance. I set it down, then take her by the shoulders and guide her back to bed. She eases in and lies down with no problems. Thankfully, she doesn't wake and scream at me.
Tuesday October 15, 2019
Deanna has no recollection of digging last night. She denies it and claims I'm messing with her. I show her the footage, and she insists it's not real. I assure her the video is not fake. She begins clicking around and opening the backed up surveillance footage on the computer.
I decide that between Juan's fall and Deanna's digging that I should move a couple of the wireless security cameras down to the bottom of the hill.
While tackling the job, I pass by my office a few times to grab tools and occasionally I pop in to check the camera feed. I wonder when Deanna will come across the sheet flutter or the shadow footage. She remains focused on the computer, poking through clips. She stops me to ask a question. I'm expecting to have a conversation over the unexplainable footage, but instead she asks me about the file name.
I explain to her that I had turned off the ugly on-screen security date and file stamp that superimposes into the camera footage. I wanted a cleaner, timeless video file to use in VLOGS. On-screen stamps aren't necessary anyway because the system names the recorded files with a timestamp. For example CH15-1014-010800_011059: CH15 is CHannel 15 or Camera 15, -1014 is October 14th, -010800_011059 is the recorded time from 1:08 a.m. to 1:10 and 59 seconds. The DVR breaks files into three-minute chunks.
Deanna has the footage from the ceiling fan fall and her praying open on the computer. She points out that both of these clips happened on different days, but in the same 010800_011059 time-slot.
I tease her about it being creepy and that we should have an exorcism at 1:08 a.m. I even invoke a Jim Carrey impression from Ace Ventura that we should "Exorcise the demons." Deanna is against it, but I lose myself in what was suppose to be a light-hearted joke.
I sorta feel like I want to challenge faith. The shadow, the sheets, doors, cups, and Deanna's moods, is there a reason for it? Is it real? I want proof or no proof. I'm in this weird borderline. I wonder if I give in to Deanna's belief and commit that maybe we can finally put this stuff to rest.
I convince Deanna to stand at the foot of our waterbed at 1:08 a.m. She nervously holds the Portate cross charm from around her neck. I grab Christina's Bible and prepare to chant.
Surveillance Footage capture of Deanna and Vince in their bedroom. Vince hold the bible up as Deanna holds the Portate cross.
Deanna begs me not to do this. She suggests we hire a priest.
I retort, "A virgin! This is not a job for a virgin! Look, I've seen The Exorcist like a hundred times. I have a Bible. I totally got this."
I call for the ghost to move something, to do something, anything. Nothing happens, except Deanna gets woozy. I attribute it to her being dramatic. I demand the ghost move the door. Deanna claims something is there; I seize that moment and begin the chant from The Exorcist:
I cast you out, ghostly spirit!
In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
It is He who commands you!
Be gone from this house.
In the name of the Father. In the name of the Son.
In the name of the Holy Spirit.
It is the power of Christ that compels you.
I continue to chant, "It is the power of Christ that compels you!"
Suddenly Deanna's arms fall to her sides, her palms open, fingers outstretch. She exhales a loud, guttural, "Get outta my house!" She collapses to the ground. I'm stunned.
I drop the Bible and rush to her. I'm frantic; she's unresponsive. I shake her but she doesn't move. I scramble to get my phone from the tripod to call for help. With a sudden loud, prolonged gasp for air, Deanna wakes with a deep inhale. Relieved, I grab for her, "Oh God. Oh thank God."

The Hunt

Wednesday October 16, 2019
I visit the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder office to do a property search. I'm able to print out a list of the previous owners of my house.
I immediately note on the list that the people who owned my house before me, the ones who were foreclosed on, have the last name Spottiswoode. That doesn't sound Mexican at all, but I'm thankful it isn't a generic John Smith. The name is unique enough that I figure I should be able to track them down on the Internet.
I force Deanna to sleep on the couch in my office. I want to be able to keep an eye on her while I search online. She doesn't want to sleep on our waterbed and I don't want to sleep in her office anymore. That leaves my office. The dogs even come in to sleep with us. I thought they preferred the master bedroom because that's where they've always slept, but now I wonder if they were just avoiding Deanna's office?
I search the Internet until 2:30 in the morning. The even sound of Deanna's breathing fills the air. I haven't heard any other noises, so I decide it's time to crash. I tuck Deanna in on the couch, and toss a pillow on the floor in front of her; this way I can block her if she gets up to dig.
About a half an hour later, I wake to the blaring house alarm. Deanna is not on the couch. I call for her and get no answer. The dogs are still with me. I get up and scramble for a camera monopod to defend myself against an intruder. My phone rings. I already know it's going to be the alarm company. I give them the verbal pass-code, and they tell me the alarm triggered because the wrong disarm code was entered. They're concerned that someone might be in the house.
I make my way to the alarm panel, and explain that I had changed the disarm code recently and my wife didn't know the new code. I key in the correct code and tell them all is fine and not to send the police. I hang up and go searching for Deanna. Naturally, I check the game room slider first and there she is, standing in front of the closed door. She's sleepwalking again. I guide her back to my office couch.
Sunday October 20, 2019
Jackpot! I finally tracked down a work address and phone number for Mr. Steve Spottiswoode. I'm going to pay him a visit tomorrow.
Over the last several days, I've really been editing my journals to assemble a clear record of the events. I've been able to cross-reference emails with photo dates and times on my phone to reconstruct a clearer picture of what's transpired.
I've also been backing up the security camera drives and gathering the footage on a timeline. Deanna is right; things seem to happen at eight after one in the morning. I still have a bunch of footage to sift through, but what I've seen so far makes me think I might be able to assemble all this into a comprehensive documentary.
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2020.09.17 21:44 Pjd7510 Group Select Survey Results

Top 3 answers get +3, +2. and +1 balls, bottom 3 answers get -3, -2, -1.
LETS GET STARTED
Question 1: Favorite Baseball Player and Why
Dylan
Growing up every day with Chipper and Andruw Jones in the Braves lineup for the first like 15-20 years of my life was special, Chipper in particular. Acuna is catching up fast, though.
I asked for one player though, not your entire Barves lifestory
Bnavis
Jake Arrieta, his rise really mirrored the cubs, and that 2015 season was incredible.
Arrieta can pound a bag of dicks for being absolute shit
Ruairi
Barry Bonds. He was the greatest hitter of all-time and it isn't even up for discussion. He was a hall of famer before the "alleged" steroid use and became the greatest player of all-time after. The man would get one pitch in the strike zone to hit every night and he would hit it for a home run everytime. No batter has ever been feared the way Barry was feared, not even close. Everyone can say they hate Barry Bonds and don't respect him or whatever crap they want to spew out, but the truth is, when he came up to bat, literally everyone stopped what they were doing to see what he would do, and then when he'd hit a massive home run, everyone would be in awe of his insane abilities.
Barry Bonds is lowkey one of my favorite players, this is valid reasoning.
Polelover
David Ortiz. Self-explanatory.
Fuck the Red Sox
Bgro
Jason Kendall bc he was a leadoff catcher and gritty as hell. He refused to ever sit out a game even though he played such a demanding position.
Kendall was one of my favorite Pirates to watch, glad to see someone else is a big Kendall fan
Jiggy
matt kemp, restored my love of the game. in his prime he was incredible and he seemed to be having a blast playing. oh and i'm hyper vain and he dated rhianna while being the best player in the sport and i think that's cool as fuck.
Kemp should have won MVP over Braun. Fuck Ryan Braun
Rose
Frank Thomas? Frank Thomas is just a mythical figure of childhood for me. The 2006 A's were an extremely formative team for my baseball fandom and Frank Thomas was probably the first time a player I was already aware of outside of the A's became relevant to the A's, and having him play for Oakland felt like being blessed by a god. Objectively or statistically there are more dominant hitters than Frank Thomas in history but in my mind he's the most impeccable hitter of all time.
I forgot that Big Hurt was an A. Thomas was a fun player to watch
Cory
Rickey Henderson. Unbelievable talent with a rare skillset, combined with a cool "hometown hero" story, long career, endless mythology and great stories.
Yankees Legend Rickey Henderson
Wharble
Vladimir Guerrero for teaching me that strike zones are merely suggestions
It's a shame his son took that lesson the opposite way
Iama
Mariano Rivera, just a great feeling when he would come into the game and lock it down. ice cold blood in the veins, and a great team player and ambassador for the game.
There will never be another as good as Mo when it comes to locking down a game
+3 Ruairi, +2 Rose, +1 Jiggy
-3 Pole, -2 Dylan, -1 Bnavis
Question 2: Favorite High School Story
Dylan
We used to pay "high stakes" Call of Duty at my friend tommy's basement. We played gun game on black ops. if you lost you got fingered in your butthole
Kinky
Wharble
that time in high school I went to Edinburgh to perform a musical for some Scots
Did you play the bag pipes?
Pole
9th grade a bunch of us gathered in the school library the first night of winter break and binged the lord of the rings movies. Extended editions, of course.
Thats a good way to spend a night
Iama
Four Loko Night, many shenanigans were gotten up to and the night culminated in ejecting flaming pumpkins off a bridge into a gorge
And this is how states burn to the ground
Bnavis
me and a couple guys got onto the very top roof of the palmer house hilton, managed to avoid a bunch of security. got good pictures
Sounds like a blast
Jiggy
probably driving to a city of 30k people in the middle of buttfuck nowhere, getting piss drunk and doing Too Much Molly for one person. we did all this shit and it's like 1:30, walk to a dominos and wait outside for our shit. all of a sudden this dude comes up to us and asks us if we were the ones that catcalled his gf (we were not) to which one of my buddies said "nah but i wish i would've." dude gets in his truck and chases us down streets of moose jaw saskatchewan for thirty minutes as we run for our lives while smoking grape flavored cigarillos. we get separated, i lose my phone, sleep on a merry-go-round in a park in october (so like it's 25 degrees at best) and walk to a starbucks to find a stranger that'll let me use their laptop to contact my friends bc i don't know their numbers, forgot my facebook password, forgot my gmail password to reset it, end up on this middle aged man's 15 year old dell laptop for forty minutes trying to figure out how to contact my friends while still fucked up, eventually a dude i partied with happened to walk past and i ran outside and got him to call dan, dan picks me up and we drive back home and eat pizza hut
Holy shit
Ruairi
Oh boy strap in for this one. So it's freshman year of college. I live in the dorms. I'm single and have next to no experience with girls/parties. It's Halloweekend (the weekend of Halloween so very many parties at SDSU). Unfortunately, I was not in a frat so I was not allowed in any frat parties, so I had to party in the dorm. Anyway. My roommate went to his gf football game (she was a cheerleader for a community college 30 minutes away) so I was just hanging out in my room with the door open to talk with anyone from my floor that wanted to hang. This girl from the floor below me (that I had just met a few days ago and showed off my baseball knowledge to in the study room) walks by my room and stops. She says hi and comes in and I'm talking with her. She has a bottle of cranberry juice and vodka and offers me some. Obviously, I accept. She says she has a full bottle of vodka in on her floor and she'll bring it up to party with me. A really attractive girl wants to hangout with me on Halloween while she is dressed up and wants to get me drunk? Hell yea! So she goes down to her floor and I wait for her to come back. But then about 20 minutes have gone by and she has not come back, leaving me to believe she had bailed :(. So I go across the hall to my friends room to drink and play super smash bros. About an hour or two goes by and I've had some shots just vibin on the floor. A few of the girls who went out to a party had come back and I was hanging out with them. Then the girl from the floor below came back with friends and was trashed. She was in our study lounge puking in the trash so I was in there taking care of her and helping her out. I was just rubbing her back and getting her water while holding her hair. There was a weird dude on our floor who was into her also trying to help but it was super weird and uncomfortable with him there because well as I said he was weird and creepy. After an hour, one of my other friends said Chase and Diego were letting people in their room (now these kids didn't talk much to anyone, except Chase. Me and him were boys). So I went over to their room to see what was poppin' because this was a moment of a lifetime. Chase was a little drunk but Diego was smashed and so was his gf. Total in the room it was me, Chase, Diego, his gf, a dude name Kayvon, and two other girls, Leah and Katie. I was just hanging out talking with everyone and then the three girls were talking about french kissing. Leah hadn't ever frenched so the other girls wanted to show her how. So they passed each other around like a bong just frenching it up. I was dumbfounded. This is what college is??? I'd seen videos but I didn't think they were real. Diego was getting super into his gf making out with these two other girls, kinda hyping them up. Once they had stopped frenching, Katie and Leah left the room. Diego started to get the spins and tried to lay down on his bed. Then he vomited on himself. Me, already experienced with vomit in the evening, tried to help him out and get him up and to the bathroom or at least the trashcan. I did what I could but then his gf was acting all crazy and yelling at me to get out of the room, so I did. I returned to the cute drunk girl on the couch, as I told her I would be gone for just a few minutes (it was really about 20-30). She was super excited to see me again. At that point, she asked me to watch the World Series with her, as the Mets and Royals were going to play Game 5 (I believe) on the Sunday (the next day). I told her of course I would and that I'd be watching in that very study lounge. After a little while longer, I told her she needed to go to bed so I walked her down to her room while the weird creepy dude followed us. I wasn't going to let him walk her to her room because frankly I didn't trust the dude. Got her to her room, said good night, and that was the end of that. I went back to my room and told my roommate and his gf about the eventful night I had. Jumping back to earlier in the story, cute girl said she had returned to my room about 30 minutes later but she couldn't get the vodka from her floor because some dudes had taken it. I had left my room at that point so she ended up going out to the party instead since I wasn't there. I did end up dating that girl for a decent amount of time, but that's for a different survey.
Ruairi remains the undisputed king of storytelling
Rose
was homeschooled for most of high school and didn't go to college. i'm not gonna get balls but at least be gentle with taking balls away
Rose you are a treasure, no ball loss for you
Cory
Frosh year. My roommates and I had a couple dorm floor mates who either only have weekday meal plans, or no meal plan at all. So we started casually stealing them some non-perishable goods to last them over the weekend. Through natural progression, this slowly turned into us creating an entire klepto organization that eventually fed most of our dorm house. We had a few tricks. One was bringing sports bags in with us - they would make you check backpacks at the door, but since sports bags might have expensive equipment, they let you take them in. So we'd just stuff them full of gallon bags of cereal, bagels, etc. Our dining hall had a patio area, where at night, you could see in from the outside, but not vice versa. We would load up our plates with one type of food, grab a gallon or two of milk, a tray of cookies, etc., saunter out to the patio, bag/pack everything up, and then toss it over the railing to our Outside Man down below, who would then take it back. At the end of the year, the dining hall had a program where you could return anything you "walked off accidentally" with with no repercussions, so we went to collect and tally any cups/bowls/plates/silverware we'd liberated, and found ourselves with two full boxes of stuff. Fearing *some* sort of repercussions from the sheer volume of stuff, we waited until the DH was closed one night, climbed over the railing, and left the boxes on a patio table.
This is amazing
Bgro
I jumped out the window of the classroom once just to prove to a friend how oblivious our teacher was. I then walked in through the front door, greeted said oblivious teacher, and sat back down at my desk. She was very confused.
Classic
+3 Ruairi, +2 Cory, +1 Jiggy
-3 Dylan, -2 Iama, -1 Bnavis
Question 3: Favorite Vacation You Took
Wharble
does the scotland one kinda count as a vacation? if so, that one, if not, fuck idk I've only ever been to Vegas or Mexico on vacations so imma go with one of the 14 times I went to Mexico
I would love to go to Mexico
Pole
Winter 2010, we went to a resort in Turks & Caicos. Joe Girardi was there too. He and my mom are best friends now.
Pics or it didnt happen
Iama
lake house in new hampshire with all my cousins, just waterskiing, swimming, and hanging out by the water every day for a week
That sounds fantastic
Bnavis
italy, rome's cool as fuck
Another high effort answer from Bnavis.
Jiggy
when my sister lived in vancouver i flew there and then we drove from vancouver to tijuana together and camped on beaches and shit
I've always wanted to camp out on a beach, that sounds dope
Ruairi
Well, since my brother and I played baseball year round from elementary school through high school, we didn't take many/any vacations. So I will have to say the only real vacation I've taken is my trip to Texas a few weeks ago. It was amazing getting to see my best friend with our other best friend. Shot real guns for the first time. Went to the beach a couple of times and the water was so warm, it was amazing. Had Texas BBQ and it was to die for. It was super cool being in a somewhat small town since I've grown up in San Diego/Temecula for my whole life and haven't lived in a farm-like town. It was a super cool experience and I would easily risk getting coronavirus to do it again.
Thats pretty dope, small towns are always fun to go to
Rose
my favorite 'vacation' ever was actually recent. i dogsit for my sister sometimes when she goes somewhere and get to spend a week or so getting paid to relax at her apartment in san francisco with her dog and drinking and eating good food. it's nice because it's not touristy, i'm not staying at a hotel or anything, it's more like dipping my toes into living in a big city for a week or two and then getting to return to my normal life afterwards. my 'favorite vacation' was when i was there for over a week last year just chilling with no responsibilities other than taking care of her dog
The best vacations are the ones where you do absolutely nothing
Cory
New Zealand, September 2019. Gorgeous land all-around, really good (and cheap) beer, fun time exploring with friends, Lord of the Rings shit everywhere, good beer, very nice populace.
Thats dope, New Zealand is on my must visit list
Dylan
All my friends and I rented a house in Hatteras in the Outer Banks a few years ago. Massive house, right on the water, perfect water. Took a lot of acid, listened to Miles Davis' Bitches Brew while the mosquitoes ate my body apart while the sun went down.
Thats pretty dope
Bgro
Backpacking around Europe for a month with my buddies when I was 17. We visited 8 countries, sleeping in hostels and trains.
That is the dream, glad you got to live it
+3 Ruairi, +2 Rose, +1 Bgro
-3 Bnavis, -2 Pole, -1 Wharble
Question 4: You are now Commissioner of MLB, what changes do you make? (For time constraints I am going to post the top 3 answer and bottom 3 answers as many of these are similar)
Iama
negotiate things with the unions to make sure i can do the following fire rob manfred from any position he may hold (also joe west, cb bucknor, angel hernandez, and laz diaz) fix the minor league wage system so players make a living wage; also adjust the prearb/arb/fa system for better fairness abolish the dh and/or maintain the al/nl system abolish bad extra inning rules and/or robot umps, if they have been implemented bring back the bullpen car more doubleheaders bring back disco demolition night
Love all of these except getting rid of the DH
Bnavis
very slowly turn baseball into blurnsball from futurama
No
Jiggy
  1. no interleague 2. no divisions, just leagues 3. 12 games against each league opponent, 168 game schedule (until expansion, see 9; after expansion this will become 165 games, 15 against each league opponent) 4. al dh, no dh in nl 5. top 3 make playoffs in each league, 1 gets a bye. 2v3 in a best of 7, winner vs 1 in a best of 9, best of 11 world series (i realize it's not fun viewing but it gets the best result) 6. fines for anyone who tries to institute unwritten rules or whatever the fuck, promote the shit out of guys like tatis/tim anderson that make the game fun 7. no baserunner on 2nd rule 8. legalize steroids 9. expand to 38 teams, play one season. bottom 7 in each league go down to make a 24 team mlb and a 14 team mlb2, following this, use the english promotion/relegation system but with 4 from each league now. so effectively, bottom 4 in the al automatically go down, top 3 from al-mlb2 automatically come up and then a playoff of 4v7 and 3v6 from mlb2's al (best of 3 round 1, best of 5 round 2) to determine the fourth team that rejoins the majors. 10. create a more fun environment at the game. music throughout the game, including during play, also every team has a small waterpark at the ballpark 11. encourage players to have cool cleats why is trevor bauer the only one taking advantage of this 12. go back to pre-2017 balls
Jiggy gets it
Rose
make the wild card a 3 game series played in 2 days (games 1 and 2 as a double header,) expand to 32 teams (portland and montreal/charlotte/nashville,) universal DH (i don't mind both leagues having different rules but universal DH is probably the pandemic induced rule that makes the most sense to keep,) execute Alex Bregman on live TV, don't kill the minor leagues, don't do any other dumb bullshit, sit back and watch the money stack
Yes absolutely bring back the Expos, fuck Ass Bergman
Wharble
pay the minor leaguers, institute a salary floor, institute something resembling a RFA system instead of arb, ban Rob Manfred from baseball idk I'm tired
Go back to bed bud
Pole
Overhaul the free agency system to disincentivize service time manipulation. Add a salary floor for teams.
Ok
+3 Jiggy, +2 Rose, +1 Iama
-3 Bnavis, -2 Pole, -1 Wharble
Question 5: You have been signed by the WWE! Congratulations! What is your In Ring Name, Gimmick, and Finisher
Wharble
Thiccums, whatever vince gives me, and either the spear or the clothesline from hell
Show some creativity and own your own gimmick. Jobber status for you
Pole
I am The Ogre. I come out in full Shrek cosplay. My finisher is the GET OUT OF MY SWAMP.
:corynod:
Iama
Wrath-Hog Bounty Hunter Bearhug Life Force Squeezer
So do you hunt other wrestlers? Are you a hunter for an authority figure? As of now you are a Jobber
Bnavis
just give me minus points for this
SAY NO MORE, -3 BALLS
Jiggy
Chicken Bryan Kane's little brother, thus making me the Undertaker's grandson The Carraba's Crusher - honestly it'd just be ember moon's eclipse bc it's the coolest shit
Only issue, Kane is already Undertakers brother so you would also be Undertakers brother. That said maybe we can bring Taker out of retirement for a one off with you
Ruairi
Ring Name: The Notorious Ruairious. Gimmick: I am a Northern Irishman who uses a wicked head butt to stun and knock out opponents. I have swagger, but am very humble. I throw off my opponents by complimenting their bodies rather than trash talking them. Finisher: I get the opponent on the ground and do a jig over them, as my kicks knock them unconscious.
This is a dope gimmick, would likely book you to face Sheamus for 3 months before going for the WWE Title.
Rose
Ring name is Anne Phibian, my finisher is a Frog Splash and my gimmick is that i am extremely into frogs and i brutally beat down opponents and share Frog Facts with the audience on the mic while they are incapacitated
Instant top heel in the Women's division. Would book you to face Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania for the Women's Title.
Cory
The Mortician (Cory *Graves*). My gimmick would be crawling my up through the bottom of the ring to start each match. We would then have to wait for the mat to be repaired before beginning the match. Finisher: The Scalpel - I run back and forth between the ropes a few times, gaining momentum, eventually bouncing off, going into a horizontal pencil dive motion, and kicking my opponent square in the chest.
I can see some good feuds between you and The Fiend Bray Wyatt. Could be a good wrestlemania match.
Dylan
Bitch, I'm Big Pepsi I'm sponsored by Pepsi Co. to deliver the sweet taste of Pepsi products to the world, BY FORCE The Baja Blaster - I yeet a full cup of MTN DEW Baja Blast (tm) into my opponent's eyes before hitting them with a shoryuken from street fighter
I dig it. Will book you as a main eventer before having you job to Roman Reigns and then banish you to the midcard forever
Bgro
My ring name is "El Ratoncito Miguel" which translates to "The Little Rat, Miguel". My gimmick is that I always pretend I'm not actually there to fight, I'm just lost and looking for directions. I insist way beyond a humorous amount of time that I'm really not a wrestler and you must have me mistaken and how do you get to Union Street. Then, when everyone's going home and the lights are turned off, that's when I attack. My finisher is called Open-Face Slap, where I run to one side of the ring and then charge full speed at you and open face slap you.
Instant Top Chicken Shit Heel. You can win the WWE Title on a fluke before losing it at Mania to someone like Daniel Bryan
+3 Bgro, +2 Ruairi, +1 Rose
-3 Bnavis, -2 Wharble, -1 Iama
Question 6: Here have a ball
+1 to everyone who said thank you
No balls to everyone who said ok
No one told me to go fuck myself so no one loses a ball
Question 7: One of these has to go what do you get rid of.
+1 Balls to everyone for correctly choosing a seafood based item
Question 8: Penguins are...
+1 Ball to everyone who said Badass
No Balls for those who said "they aight"
No one loses a ball
Question 9: Society has completely collapsed, what do you do to survive.
Wharble
bold of you to assume I'd make it out of a societal collapse
Wonderful spirit Wharble
Pole
Hoard some precious resource so I can trade it for other things that I need.
Smart
Iama
the world is my oyster
But what are you doing to survive
Bnavis
kill myself, i'm not a fool. i wouldn't survive a day in the wild
Just excellent effort from Bnavis
Jiggy
honestly i wish i had a nice plan for you but i know i wouldn't make it. just hangout with my gf for as long as possible and do enough mdma to forget about our impending doom
Understandable
Ruairi
I have a co-worker who has a full survival shelter with many guns. I go to him to survive.
Good move
Rose
i don't believe in my ability to survive alone in an apocalyptic scenario so i would determine if i'm reasonably close to a costco. if i think i'm close enough i believe a society of about 200-300 people could survive in a barricaded costco for several months at least without issue, and i will try to get a footing there. if i can't make it to something like that i will seek out the strongest most prepared looking person in my neighborhood and pray they show mercy.
Good to have a plan
Cory
Hoard gasoline and water (a la The Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road). If that doesn't work out, I would travel from settlement to settlement, bard-style, recanting happenings from neighboring settlements and regaling folks with song.
That man making the best of a bad situation
Dylan
Go to the basement of the newspaper office downtown. Literally nobody ever goes there, and there's no easy way down there without a pass. Also has a showeshittespace. Also has a secret tunnel to the building across the street if I need to bail.
Not bad
Bgro
Now that society has collapsed, I work as a software developer to survive.
In a post-apocalyptic society I dont think we will need software
+3 Cory, +2 Rose, +1 Dylan
-3 Bnavis, -2 Wharble, -1 Iama

Question 10: This question comes from my wife: What should I make for dinner upon the completion of survey results
Everyone gets a ball for leaving some awesome recipes.
Question 11: What is your happiest memory?
Wharble
that's an incredibly personal question that I will not answer because it will make me emotional!
Ok
Pole
that one time i homered in little league
Was it a moon shot?
Iama
watching the 09 world series win with my dad
That was an amazing year
Bnavis
being held by someone who loves me dearly
True
Jiggy
honestly last new years me and gf and a few friends went to a rave and got drunk/did a fuckton of ecstasy and danced our asses off then went to this little hidden rooftop in downtown saskatoon that i stashed a few bottles of tequila and some cigarettes on and danced and smoke and drank up there and yelled at strangers on the street until like 4 then got an uber home, passed out, and then made a fuckpile of waffles and watched horror movies in the basement all new years day it was so fucking fun
Thats fucking awesome
Ruairi
Oh man this is a tough one. There are two that stand out in my mind, but I'm not sure which one to go with. I will tell another story about the cute girl I mentioned earlier in this survey. So this was a few months later (4 or 5). We started dating shortly after that Halloween night for the record. We spent pretty much everyday together since we lived just a floor apart and quickly became best friends. Anyway, it was a few months later and we were in her room. It was a Friday and I didn't have class until 1 on Fridays. We were making out on her bed and at one point she stopped and just looked at me. She started crying and I was confused so I asked her what was wrong. Through a cracked voice she says "I love you." It was the first time anyone had ever told me they loved me in that way and I had been thinking about telling her that I felt the same way leading up to this day but was too scared to. When she said it, I was then able to say it, which surprised her because I wasn't a very open person back then. It's one of the best feelings to have someone you love tell you that they love you back. And even though we aren't together anymore, the memory is still a good one for me, because it reminds me that I can be loved and I can feel love for someone, even in times when those things don't seem possible.
This brought a tear to my eye my dude
Rose
it feels slightly underwhelming to call it my happiest memory because it didn't last in the end but i think the most undeniably happy thing i can think of is entering my first real romantic relationship as a teenager. a lot of that time of my life i was fighting with depression and a genuine and significant romantic relationship was a realization that i could be deserving of love from other people and that i could connect and relate to another person in ways i was afraid i wasn't capable of.
This fucking hit me hard because I've been there
Cory
Camping with my brother and parents. Usually our trips involve some amount of shouting and fighting, even the really good ones. But this trip, we just spent three wonderful days in the wilderness, enjoying nature, eating good campfire foods, laughing and playing board games. Some catchphrases were spawned while playing those games that my family still quotes to this day.
That's awesome, I'd give anything to have that kind of time with my family again
Dylan
I went to a concert with a friend of mine that had just left the company we had worked for. She was in a relationship but she asked me to go with her because she had an extra ticket. It was a great time, really fun, great vibes. Didn't realize at the time that would be the person I'd be living with about 3-4 years later. Don't know if it's my happiest memory but it makes me really happy, know what I mean?
Thats awesome dude
Bgro
Either various moments on my solo bike trip across the country where I just felt total tranquility and satisfaction near the end of my trip OR this one time when my first nephew was like one and I was his favorite person and I took him out for a walk. He was distracted and I walked a little ahead of him and when he turned and noticed me a little further away, we made eye contact, he grinned a wide smile and then ran to me arms wide open for a hug. Kids do that kind of stuff all the time to people they know and trust but I've never felt such pure unadulterated love as I have from that kid in that moment. There is no artifice or conditionality in that sort of love. It felt good to be the cause of that someone else's sheer joy and seeing his face light up when he saw me, thats a memory that always brings me happiness.
:blobheart:
No one loses a ball for this round
+3 Rose, +2 Bgro, +1 Ruairi

Ok lets tally up the results......
TIED FOR FIRST WITH 16 BALLS: ROSE AND RUAIRI
SECOND WITH 9 BALLS: CORY
TIED FOR 3RD WITH 8 BALLS: BGRO AND JIGGY
4TH: IAMA 0 BALLS
5TH: DYALAN -1 BALLS
6TH: POLE AND WHARBLE -3 BALLS
AND YOUR BIGGEST LOSER IN DEAD LAST WITH -11 BALLS BNAVIS!!!
Lottery will be done and posted with out first round. Thank you for your time you wonderful people
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2020.09.17 19:32 WorriedAirline I didn't want to post this but devs don't care about the game

Many of us have seen hackers in this game and most of reported them but I guess they developers team don't give a shit as long as the money keeps flowing (watching ads or purchasing AC)
On September 4th I played against speed hack Jane here is the screen record 1 and here is another long screen record 2 because some of you might think it's a glitch
After the game ended I took screenshot of the end game result to be able to report "providing all the evidences" and the player name is nick123456. So I added him to know if actually developers will ban him or not and luckily he accepts it.
And then I contacted the support to report for this cheating here is the screenshot you'll see on the top the date which is September 4
Since that day I log in each day and I see that guy online , almost every single day , last time I saw him was yesterday here is a screen record shows that he was online and definitely using speed hack to piss off some other players.
I don't know if that post will get me banned or not, but I wanted to let you know if you saw a hacker don't bother yourself and wast your time recording or collecting all evidences they need because they actually won't ban him
And one last thing they permanently banned a YouTuber called sonho for just showcasing some exclusive items that aren't in the game yet and leaving actual hackers in the game here is the video of him talking about what happened
I hope this post reaches you all and thanks for your time.
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2020.09.17 17:50 ranger_from_th_north [Online][MotW][UTC-6][18+][LGBTQIA+ Friendly] Experimental Twitch stream in development; Casting applications open! Looking for 3 to 4 players & GMs!

*Disclaimer\*
Before ANYTHING else, it should be known that our table supports women, peoples with disabilities, people who are gender non-conforming and the LGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous and Minority communities. We are also supportive of freedom of religion or lack thereof. #BlackLivesMatter
-Now the post-
Hello there! My name is Saul (he/him) and we are TurnTables RPG! An experimental, role-playing stream in which we evoke the most oldest and noblest of sentiments: Sharing is caring.
This post is for the “Forever GMs.” For the players who want to GM but are nervous about world-building and becoming a “Forever GM.” This post is for the content creators who want to hone their storytelling and improv skills. This post is for the writers who wish to see their stories or characters be given a platform to be shared. This post is for those who want to expand their creativity and collaborate with like-minded individuals.
Explanation:
TurnTables RPG is a live-play RPG show that will stream on Twitch weekly. Because Monster of the Week by Michael Sands lends itself more to an episodic television format, that is the game we will begin the stream with. Later on we may have the time and resources to expand our content to other games such as Call of Cthulhu, Vampire: the Masquerade, other Powered by the Apocalypse games, Dungeons&Dragons and many more.
Currently our team consists of two producers and me. The stream will be made up of 4 to 5 cast members, including me. We, as a collective cast and crew, will be building this stream from the ground up.
In normal RPG fashion, each week will have the cast as their characters role-playing scenarios set forth by the GM of that week. The on-going story will then be handed off to a different cast member every week to GM, unless a two-shot is necessary.
Every GM will play and every player will GM. Therefore, the cast must be well-versed in the rules of MotW and have a character in order to play.
Before the stream goes live, the cast will come together to create their MotW characters. During that time, the cast will world-build together and establish the mythos/rules of the world.
Afterwards, a “showrunner” will be chosen for the upcoming season. The “showrunner” will be in charge of setting the premise for the season and being the first GM to kick off that season. Very much akin to television/streaming directors who write/direct weekly episodes in a series established by a showrunner, the other cast members will still be weekly GMs running their individualized stories within the premise set by the “showrunner”.
For the sake of time and clarity of vision, I will be the “show-runner” for the first season. However, the MotW world we play in will be the world the cast built together. The hope is that after the first season, the rest of the cast will feel comfortable enough with the format for one of them to take the reins as “showrunner” for the new season.
We are looking for enthusiastic players/GMs to join our stream’s cast.
Requirements:
*We want our table, our audience and our community to be a safe space and any actions/language that do not align with that will result in executive action by myself and the producers. *
Preferences:
Schedule:
*Some scheduling dates are subject to change depending on cast’s availability
*Play interview: applicants will be set up into randomized play groups, scheduled to meet over Discord video and will play a game of MotW run by myself. During that time applicants will be judged by a number of factors including but not limited to; their technical set up, their creative savvy and their improvisational skills.
Decisions made during the play interviews are not personal in any way and TurnTables RPG is dedicated to ensuring that the proper talent go to the proper project, so we ask that applicants who do not make it past the play interviews still be open to the possibility of later collaboration.
For the foreseeable future this stream will not be turning a profit. If, down the road, that reality changes then it will be a discussion amongst the cast & crew on how that will be distributed. For the time being, we want to start this stream and begin building a community around it.
TL;DR – We are TurnTables RPG, an experimental weekly RPG show streamed on Twitch. We are launching our inaugural Monster of the Week show and we are holding applications for 3 to 4 cast members. The cast members will be asked to both GM and play characters. Set within a world made collaboratively by the cast, the story will be handed off to a new GM weekly, who will run a session based within a pre-established premise. Please review the post for Requirements/Preferences. There is a question box within the Google Form application below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Application Link!
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2020.09.17 17:48 ranger_from_th_north [Online][MotW][UTC-6][18+][LGBTQIA+ Friendly] Experimental Twitch stream in development; Casting applications open! Looking for 3 to 4 players & GMs!

*Disclaimer\*
Before ANYTHING else, it should be known that our table supports women, peoples with disabilities, people who are gender non-conforming and the LGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous and Minority communities. We are also supportive of freedom of religion or lack thereof. #BlackLivesMatter
-Now the post-
Hello there! My name is Saul (he/him) and we are TurnTables RPG! An experimental, role-playing stream in which we evoke the most oldest and noblest of sentiments: Sharing is caring.
This post is for the “Forever GMs.” For the players who want to GM but are nervous about world-building and becoming a “Forever GM.” This post is for the content creators who want to hone their storytelling and improv skills. This post is for the writers who wish to see their stories or characters be given a platform to be shared. This post is for those who want to expand their creativity and collaborate with like-minded individuals.
Explanation:
TurnTables RPG is a live-play RPG show that will stream on Twitch weekly. Because Monster of the Week by Michael Sands lends itself more to an episodic television format, that is the game we will begin the stream with. Later on we may have the time and resources to expand our content to other games such as Call of Cthulhu, Vampire: the Masquerade, other Powered by the Apocalypse games, Dungeons&Dragons and many more.
Currently our team consists of two producers and me. The stream will be made up of 4 to 5 cast members, including me. We, as a collective cast and crew, will be building this stream from the ground up.
In normal RPG fashion, each week will have the cast as their characters role-playing scenarios set forth by the GM of that week. The on-going story will then be handed off to a different cast member every week to GM, unless a two-shot is necessary.
Every GM will play and every player will GM. Therefore, the cast must be well-versed in the rules of MotW and have a character in order to play.
Before the stream goes live, the cast will come together to create their MotW characters. During that time, the cast will world-build together and establish the mythos/rules of the world.
Afterwards, a “showrunner” will be chosen for the upcoming season. The “showrunner” will be in charge of setting the premise for the season and being the first GM to kick off that season. Very much akin to television/streaming directors who write/direct weekly episodes in a series established by a showrunner, the other cast members will still be weekly GMs running their individualized stories within the premise set by the “showrunner”.
For the sake of time and clarity of vision, I will be the “show-runner” for the first season. However, the MotW world we play in will be the world the cast built together. The hope is that after the first season, the rest of the cast will feel comfortable enough with the format for one of them to take the reins as “showrunner” for the new season.
We are looking for enthusiastic players/GMs to join our stream’s cast.
Requirements:
*We want our table, our audience and our community to be a safe space and any actions/language that do not align with that will result in executive action by myself and the producers. *
Preferences:
Schedule:
*Some scheduling dates are subject to change depending on cast’s availability
*Play interview: applicants will be set up into randomized play groups, scheduled to meet over Discord video and will play a game of MotW run by myself. During that time applicants will be judged by a number of factors including but not limited to; their technical set up, their creative savvy and their improvisational skills.
Decisions made during the play interviews are not personal in any way and TurnTables RPG is dedicated to ensuring that the proper talent go to the proper project, so we ask that applicants who do not make it past the play interviews still be open to the possibility of later collaboration.
For the foreseeable future this stream will not be turning a profit. If, down the road, that reality changes then it will be a discussion amongst the cast & crew on how that will be distributed. For the time being, we want to start this stream and begin building a community around it.
TL;DR – We are TurnTables RPG, an experimental weekly RPG show streamed on Twitch. We are launching our inaugural Monster of the Week show and we are holding applications for 3 to 4 cast members. The cast members will be asked to both GM and play characters. Set within a world made collaboratively by the cast, the story will be handed off to a new GM weekly, who will run a session based within a pre-established premise. Please review the post for Requirements/Preferences. There is a question box within the Google Form application below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Application Link!
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2020.09.17 14:54 MaryJaneIceLilElly83 Starting to believe I have Medium capabilities and powers for the first time tonight

I suppose this is an introduction post for me! Since I am brand spanking new!! Lol thank you very much for having me also!!
So I will get straight to the point I went out on a date with a very lovely and very chivalrous gentleman this evening we actually got home not in the evening.
To say the least it was far closer to the early morning LOL probably about two if not three or so in the morning to be exact, we started down my local street just gone down pretty much every day for my entire life I know the streets very well I saw it I can only describe as figures that look like the head on overly baggy street clothes on them ( well just wearing them nothing out of the ordinary at all!) the only thing out of the ordinary at all about them was they appear to me made or even sew-in together with shadows !!! Literal shadows cause it was VERY. Obviously black as the night ebony sky!, however the material was quite obviously sheer and see through !
The cloths had no real detail to them all but dual, causal , average .... maybe even sporty? Or Athletic ? ........... some I would see for only a second if not two and they moved SERIOUSLY FAST!!! Well and yet they kind of didn’t it was almost as though they were moving quite obviously beyond the speed of light but the appearance they gave in the room I was seeing them in looked as though they were casually walking either of the sidewalk or down it or down a city sidewalk for all I knew!? At a very casual leisurely pace was what the man surely of them were doing and those were the ones that I saw the most stuff they were a lot of them they only showed up in ones or twos and they usually showed up near trees would appear for maybe one or two seconds and then they would go away, there were a few that showed up in the middle of the street, That we’re obviously out jogging getting exercise some of it felt like I was watching I’m not home videos but like pre-recorded videos of a fairly good Lee populated area maybe sort of like how the Truman show was?
None of them had any defining details and stood out above any of the rest they all are pretty much the same and after probably about 10 minutes or so of watching them appear in various different places ice rink to realize they were not paying attention to me they were not looking at me so, when I noticed I was not being paid attention to I did feel a bit more but ease but not entirely!
Lmao To be very blunt about it my skin is still goosebumps and my hair is still on its hands I’m not even looking at it and I can tell that lol!!
But I do not feel as though I reacted this way because I felt is the way it was in danger.
I feel is though I reacted this way because it is a part of my brain that is opening up yet more channels two parts of my powers that I am struggling to be made aware of which I was told by my elders that this would occur as I grew more and allowed myself to grow more.
I was told never to doubt divisions that I saw whether they be from the Fay, spirits of any kind, Astro, elemental probably a lot of things I am not even remotely aware of because there’s too damn much out there LOL. And I cannot remember but I think I was also told to not show fear or if I did have fear to at least control it as much as possible and to hold on to your spirit guides when you feel afraid for their the ones that will help guide you and keep you safe and guide you back to the light!!🌞💫
Being a newbie most everything in my brain it has to do with other rooms I cannot say that I know for sure what I saw was what I think it was and of course if I was to talk to my very very conservative mother who is also very Christian upstairs she’s of course tell me that it was all in my head??!!!
I cannot in good conscience tell myself that or believe it🤐😱🤭 I might not know what it was that I saw I am personally journaling this down myself as “shadow figures “I am sure somebody here will tell me that they go buy some thing else I am most certainly sure somebody will cause there’s always somebody out there that’s smarter than me LOL until I find a book about it and read it myself lmao !!! Lol yes I am a bratty lil B🤬!
Smartbutt lol but I think my nerdy geeky brain tryin lamely to calm itself the hell down also lol I know deep in my heart my god that this was the first experience for myself as in awakening medium, starting her journey into her power or abilities I guess might be a better term to use.
And I know that I am shaky as a leaf and have goosebumps and my hair standing on age is because despite what anybody else thinks or tails me til the day I die I know that this is my first interactive well maybe not interactive but at least View into a realm of the paranormal ! I know what I saw was paranormal activity of some degree and I don’t even know that much about paranormal stuff and I didn’t feel like I had to my gut told me that it was going on at least that basic knowledge was made clear to me by not a spirit guide per se but just my inner being told me that! Do you even though I panicked pretty decently in the car with my very very decent and chivalrous brave Viking boy toy!.... mean Date lol... No I was very very glad I had somebody with me at all honesty to help me through the experience it didn’t even last that long but because it just happened out of nowhere it was frightening there is just no other word that I can think of other than scary and frightening because it was paranormal and otherworldly and I just knew that even the fact that I knew that information without a shadow of a doubt was pregame creepy to be honest ,honest!
Lol so here ya GO LOL ya gets a newly beginning awakening medium , named Sarah DeRosier, from Columbia Missouri in your field of people now! And I am a huge jumpy scared cat of things that go bump in the night !
Yet I also ironically ADORE Dark Fantasy vs Light Fantasy! Have always seen my self on days in some ways a Goth Chic, I love dark wave music , and trance ! I am played probably more hours of vampire the masquerade and werewolf the apocalypse then it’s probably healthy for a young person that was in my early 20s I spent more time playing those games that I went out to bars and drink which was probably a better choice for me in the long run anyway!
When it comes to scary movies I am more into the older stuff black-and-white 40s 50s stuff like that or things that have to do with history! I think it’s grizzly and it’s gruesome as Jack the ripper is it has absolutely fascinated me to know and since I was literally probably 14 years old which is pretty morbid for teen. So I really got into movies such as her from hell and we really really enjoyed loving Penny dreadful when it came out because of how it was all about classic horror stories like Frankenstein and all my lovely favorites!
I’m really into monster movies and creature from the Black Lagoon is my all-time favorite I actually think the Blair witch Project is hilarious and actually it’s fairly freaking creepy at times too! I mean let’s be fair the camera is going everywhere and it’s mostly like a terrible carnival ride that you feel like you’re just gonna puke everywhere from oneside finally stops. But for independent film of the 90s with what they did the storyline was actually well done the acting was horrible it might’ve been a little overdone at times but horror movies what are you expect?
I guess when it comes down to it what I like about scary movies when I actually do watch them and I’m very very choosy about the ones I watch specially nowadays because if I wanna watch something to be scared then I’ll watch it to be scared if there’s going involved I’m fine with that!
What I am not however fine with is this obsession we have found yourselves in as a nation with Goreporn! Films now! I have never seen one of these films that people classify as this I’ve heard people tell me about them I will not ever ever see one I refused you I work in Medicine I don’t actually work in Medicine right now that’s a lie I intend on working in Medicine I am planning on getting my CNA hopefully by the first of next year and intend on going to classes for pre-nursing!
So I am not planning on being a stranger to blood guts and gore but this lets just make it ALLL. About the GORE OR ALL THE TORTURING thing goes on in movies it’s just gross and not showing a good side of humanity to me! ..... well that is if we are even willing to claim any sense of humanity in the new found genres of GOREPORN AND TORTUREPORN too me personally their none to had or found! That is the work of evil enties ONLY! ( or should be ! Spiritually and realistically from my Humble Young Female Pagan/Wiccan point of view) but it’s only mine alone I tilt hope I do not offend , for I certainly don’t wish it too !!!
Just when I hear about , I guess Saw , and Hostel come first off to mind! Having not visual and physically seen them, but from my minds eye have heard the Synopsis’s.
There utterly NO scare or horror factors to these films at all! It’s basically showing human being at their worst doing their worst ! In as much greasily gore filled detail as they can cram into two to three hours they can! That’s pretty much it! Or sit back and let see how long it take you!? Or your date to puke up that $14 popcorn SHE JUST HADDDDDD TO GET TONIGHT !
No for me I like Horror! Monster! Thrillers! Old and some new as well I don’t judge all just some!!! I actually loved the hell out of the IT movie lol I own part 2 and still have yet to find bloody time sit down an see it yet !
Now you might find it odd I guess I wrap up with my darknesses of self lol and of all things opinions on horror films of yester year and present is! The reason, mentioned so was for mostly two reasons was all!
  1. Lol what I do end up reading or watching as far genre of Horror is concerned is the same most people have for something like getting on a rollercoaster, or getting in an airplane and going sky diving ! Of bungee rope jumping ! I get a kick of of having lol short bursts of adderaline rushes every now and again!! Lol not to mention, if ya have a man, or women lol yes lgbtq ppl I am gonna say you could be here too lol I mean I am a bisexual 36 myself here! Lol ! But ANYWAY!! Lol wrapping one or both ur hand about your partner , during a scary movie of any sort! Let’s them know they are loved, cared for!, safe and protected as long YOU!!! THEIR LOVER ARE THERE!!! Lol
And let me real again ppl if ANY OF US! Young , old,single or married lol whatever want some kissy time, alone time with that movie date! That’s watching Netflix with ya in the lounge! Or your gal ya just went steady with, that ya went to take to the drive to see in FULL COLOR THE BLOOB!!! In your dads priceless reliable cherry apple red corvette , lol that gonna Bomp on down the road to Blueberry Hill for kiss and steam of Windows after the film of course!
Lol well either gen either time period or gotta whee you wanted to get with whom you were with ! So in conclusion of all that I watch Horror films for their cinemagaphic enjoyment , to be scared lol for adrenaline Rush fun purposes lol, and having fun, Romantic times with your loved one or ones lol.
But if all about me a dick and touturiing someone, or all about gore and gots ans grossness and that’s it! That’s a genre but saying or horror!? Is absurd and insulting !! Personally!
I am fairly sure some you could care less about all this! I simply take note of how easily I scare , at movies , or haunted houses things like this..... mentally in my mind. Right now , because I will have to face a very even more reality is now starting for me! All the thing lol at least by faith! Lol I knew to myself personally ! To be real and true are! But now that world is letting me see it ! Observe it! And I know VERY WELL INDEED ! I am sure too probably find , I would assume a type of doorway next!?
Or if not a doorway?! That exists by its self maybe find a way to draw one up and find a way to enter SAFELY ( and I would think most importantly also be able to exit as well and go ALWAYS have access to these while in the realm of the Medium! Or paranormal whatever it be lol sorry,.....)
Cause my elder taught me away to enter into the Astral and I Think possibly Elemental realms this way! For the purposes of meeting / greeting and being taught by my own personal Spirit Guides! He also made the VERY IMPORTANT ENDING STATEMENT OF THAT LESSON BEING!
“do not stay in their world, very long it can do damage to your body and more importantly , your mind can be damaged by being HERE TOO LONG!!!” And I am going to make a safe guess that this .... rule should just be followed for any inner , realms, Multi-verse, dimensional travel , lol or Tardis, Enterprise Star Fleet Ship, or other worldly travel ships AT ALL!!! PERIOD!! AND YEAH!!! I DO THINK THEY IS EXISTS😱🤗🛸🚀🛰🛡⚔️🔮🔱
Stay in or around places human beings or well I guess for us specifically I would think! Specifically Living human beings! Should not stay in , or be close or near by too! For too very long!! Just not Healthy for us! In a long term use anyway! I mean all of we can use and learn from and grow from! But this is not our home! And OFTEN WE CAN OFTEN BE ANYTHING! PREY, VICTEM, .... LIKE I SAID ANYTHING COULD BE THERE !!! GOOD OR BAD!!! Which is why I am here looking for new friends guidance !!! Of any type !!! Books, other groups!
I am just scared and afraid right now! But also excited as well! And am trying lol as best I can lol not sure how it’s goin to be honest.......... lmao But I am tryin VERY, VERY, VERY HARD TO BE BRAVE OF THIS NEW DARK (Shadowy) Unknown!
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2020.09.17 14:41 WebWorth A gaming rig and a video rendering PC for €500

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I'll play most AAA games, like Red Dead Redemption, GTA and CoD. The PC needs to be capable of running Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator smootly. My current PC lags excruciatingly on both Photoshop and Illustrator and I can't even run Premiere.
I need to be able to get at least 144 fps on the games I listed on Ultra settings. Now I only get 60 at most.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I won't be reusing any PC parts though.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
As for the GPU, no, I won't overclock it.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I'd like at least 16 GB of RAM. I have 8 GB now and sometimes Photoshop tells me I don't have enough.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars: RAM needs to have RGB, the same goes for the motherboard and the graphics card.
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2020.09.17 14:33 charliecastel [USA-GA][H] PROMISE PEGASUS R6 EMPTY 6 BAY 3.5" HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE - SILVER [W] PayPal, Local Cash

I'm selling this unit for a friend who purchased it and removed the drives from it. The enclosure itself was never used except for this week when I tested it to make sure it worked before listing it for sale. I'm asking for $265 + shipping and accepting Paypal or Cash for local buyers. Location is 30044.
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ABOUT THIS ENCLOSURE: This unit is a silver Promise Pegasus R6 RAID enclosure. It is currently empty and is compatible with 3.5" SATA hard drives or 2.5" SATA SSDs. Through it's Thunderbolt 1 connectors, it can transfer data up to 1,200MB/s (that's megaBYTES - so around 1.2 gigaBYTES per second). The unit has a second Thunderbolt 1 connector through which it can be daisy chained to other Thunderbolt devices (just bare in mind that doing this takes away bandwidth from your drives). Using the Promise Utility software, this unit supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 50, 6, 60 and 10. You can also skip the Promise Utility software and RAID the drives directly through MacOS using the Disk Utility. In either case, all you'll need to do is install the firmware from Promise's website. I also updated the firmware inside the enclosure itself so you're up to date. Power cable and documentation are included. Thunderbolt cable is not included.
COMPATIBILITY: I tested this enclosure on a 2017 Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt 2 connector where it worked without issue. I also tested it on a 2018 Mac Mini over Thunderbolt 3 using a TB2 to TB3 adapter where it also worked without issue. Bare in mind, the Promise Utility software is a little complex for first time users and you may need to read up on how to get it setup or watch a Youtube video. Both machines were running on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 and 10.15.6 respectively. I was unable to get the enclosure to connect to my PC over Thunderbolt 3 and a call to Promise support revealed that this drive is not compatible with Thunderbolt 3 PCs even with an adapter but it will work natively with PCs that have Thunderbolt 1 or 2 ports. However, since I don't have a PC with those ports, I was unable to test that. Using six enterprise drives I have with a speed of 240MB/s each, I was able to get the enclosure to max out at about 1200MB/s (Thunderbolt 1's speed limit) with the Black Magic Disk test. Fast enough to handle most if not all of today's ultra high res and high quality formats.
MY TWO CENTS: As a video editor, there was a lot about this enclosure I really liked right off the bat. Obviously there are newer versions that have come out since this one that support Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 and if you plan on using 2.5" SSDs or daisy chaining other devices, then those might be the way to go for you but if like me, you just need fast storage with no frills, this case is the best deal you're gonna get. It looks brand new and works just as well. You can grab six Seagate Exos 6TB drives on Amazon at $150 a piece and this enclosure for $250 and for less than $1200 have a 24TB monster that can move as much as 1.2GB/s which is more than enough to meet today's high res video editing demands. That's just under $1,000 less than this generations 24TB model sells for and the only difference is Thunderbolt 3.
Feel free to reach out with questions.
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2020.09.17 09:01 Antyss08 i9-10900K build & RTX3090 Opinions and improvements wanted <3

Hello, I need part list Tower with i9-10900K build at £3000 (without the gpu atm) until RTX 3090 is released I will use GTX 1060.

I done this build pretty much myself but I'm not expert at all but you guys can let me know what you think and what can be improved. PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor £549.99 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £159.87 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus PRIME Z490-A ATX LGA1200 Motherboard £219.27 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL15 Memory £143.90 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £202.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £235.17 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card £1400.00
Case Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case £122.95 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £104.93 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair LL120 63 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack £76.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair LL120 63 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack £76.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair LL120 63 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack £76.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair LL120 63 CFM 120 mm Fan £23.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £3393.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-17 08:19 BST+0100
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2020.09.17 05:55 ieb94 Remember crazy boomer? neighbor stalking and harassing me, and breaking the law over the past 4 years..finally coming to an end

a few pics of what he's done...https://imgur.com/gallery/ssff1jZ
My racist, sexist, homophobic boomer neighbor has been harassing my roommates and I for 4 years. I am 26, he is 67. Check my post history if you want to laugh. Finally taking him to court for a restraining order, and he has ramped up the illegal behavior. He's been throwing fireworks at me, my dogs, and on my property until recently (when I got an emergency protective order) and calling the police 23 times (I requested all the city records for court). Ever since my roommates and I moved in, he has had an issue due to black, Mexican, and other races of people living here, along with openly LGBT people. I think I will post the legal documents he "submitted" along with all the neighbors "statements" and the police reports. he's so terrified to finally get in trouble he runs out and gets a lawyer for a simple civil case of no contact- anti harassment order. The case is friday and hopefully they will grant the 5 year minimum order. Why is he fighting this so hard? Simple. He WANTS to keep being able to harass us.
a few of many things he's done:
ran outside chasing off uber and delivery drivers
screamed at my roommate and came on the property on a saturday morning to tell him to wake me up because he was having my car towed (parked legally)
calling 911 because a car was parked outside my house (did this 3+ times)
tried to beat my door down on thanksgiving a couple years ago when we have a doorbell, because a car was parked in the neighborhood (this is after we told him so many times to stay away from us and not to come on the property) this was caught on ring doorbell and he denies this
look in my windows with binoculars many times to the point shades stay closed and I have plywood over my other window on the ground floor so he can't look in
Scream faggot at people walking to the house
screaming at me when I walk to the mailbox
screaming and swearing at me to "slow down" when I drive by (he's done this to every single person that has lived here) speed limit is 25mph and we never broke the law
posting signs with hate speech, then saying in court documents that it wasn't hate speech (As defined by RCW it is)
pushed speakers out his bedroom window blasting music
posting signs calling people drug addicts and admitting to being a stalker
posting signs claiming we are abusers
going around to the entire neighborhood and getting 8 people to lie on affidavits for him about my roommates and I running an "illegal hotel" and high traffic people coming all night long, playing music all night, and that we are bad drivers and going to hurt people
calling 911 to complain about my rap music (4+x)
calling 911 because a car he did not recognize left the neighborhood
calling 911 7 times claiming cars are speeding
calling 911 3x because my black roommate walked to the bus stop (accused him of casing the neighborhood)
called 911 swatting my immigrant roommate TWICE a few days in a row for sitting in his coworkers car idling in our driveway
calling 911 23 times in the past 4 years for nothing
calling the city 4 times saying that theres illegal construction going on and that we are running an illegal hotel
calling animal control saying all 4 of my animals are trespassing in his yard (nothing on ring video)
blocking my driveway with his truck, blocking my car with his truck, blocking my car with his old piece of shit box truck (pics included) then claims in affidavit he never did this
called 911 saying there were out of control fires in my backyard 2x. fire dept shows up and no one is back there and nothing going on
He has called the police so many times (sometimes in tandem with another neighbor that has made threats against my roommate) that they do not respond anymore. He should be fined for abusing emergency services. Why wasn't he?
At the initial hearing, he blurted out to the judge that I tried to frame him. (nothing in his submitted affidavit about this though, hahaha)The judge told him we are not discussing that today. He whined and repeated himself about how he NEEDED to be in court with all his "WITNESSES" and how he cant hear anything over the phone. but when the judge granted the continuance he could hear everything just fine. you could hear his wife coaching him what to say in the background during the call. In court, I asked the judge not to do a continuance because I am losing money by missing work for this. in the background his bitch ass wife was all "YOU'RE MISSING WORK TOO" (this goes into the court record, lawl) yea, they are retired and sit around in their decrepit old house looking out windows trying to spy on people. Most people have no idea how violating it is to have someone staring into your personal life and moments. Its bone chilling.
In his affidavit full of lies, he contradicted himself over and over, and claims to have memory loss, yet no mental health issues, and says that he has never harassed anyone, that he has never thrown fireworks at anything, then admits to throwing fireworks. the police reports and reports from the city all have his name and full info down at the bottom...ok then. claims he never blocked my car. They all say that they have all told us many times to "slow down" and "stop playing rap music" but this has never happened. He is the only one that instantly called 911 whenever his ass itched and screamed obscenities at people while running out in stereotypical idiot fashion, fist shaking at all. He says rap is for drug addicts and crack heads (racial profiling again). Also saying "that black man" all the time, dehumanizing people.
The police have refused to do anything to stop this behavior because its an old white man. Fireworks are illegal in my city, even to possess. Throwing them at me, my car, my roommates, my driveway, my dogs, my yard, should be a felony but the pigs do NOTHING. Its had to go all the way to court. The last officer I called on the non emergency line said that he fears for my safety and I need to get this order asap and that he is unstable and escalating. He's the only one who listened to me.
I work 12 hours a day and have to come home and deal with his bullshit, so does everyone else at my house and it needs to stop. Most likely we will be suing him and have contacted an attorney for that case. He thinks that having a bunch of his friends lie about stuff I'm supposedly doing (claims I am playing music all night to retaliate against him...if he's not doing anything...how is that retaliation? I'm in bed at 10 which is when quiet hours begin) is going to get the heat off his ass. But at the end of the day, all of that is hearsay and there are no dates, times, pics, video, police reports, or any other evidence that proves their "claims". What does me listening to rap music and having black roommates have to do with you posting signs and trying to assault me? That's what he must not get...and its very pathetic and petty that an entire neighborhood of racist, bigoted, disgusting white people are participating in his version of a lynch mob in order to drive us out. Its 2020, things are expensive, and people have roommates.
Believe it or not my life does not revolve around the neighborhood and I had no clue who any of these people even were until they decided to write up that stuff. Super funny how all of them say the exact same thing in the exact same order. The transparency is laughable. When you have a mentally ill, obsessive, fixated, predatory individual stalking your every move and using civil services to constantly harass you over years, it wears and tears on your mental health. Coming home and seeing his shitty truck blocking all the city street parking is annoying as fuck.
The law has completely failed me. Fuck the police for their inaction. He has weapons and open carries. He is doing this as threatening behavior on purpose and its so clear. But because he's an ugly old guy, he gets away with it. He needs to have consequences for his behavior. It will be so nice for the sheriff to show up and serve him the order after friday :)
If anyone else has any advice or any other stories of similar situations, feel free to share!
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2020.09.17 04:01 DarkWolfen21 Conker's Bad Fur Day (64) vs. Conker Live and Reloaded (XBOX) - Why both are great games

I have been a fan of the Conker series for several years, and I always like to discuss that with others. I have a lot I enjoy about the 64 original and its remake, and I feel both are worth playing. In this post, I wanted to do a little review of one experience and how it differs from the other in most aspects. There are many differences between the two, but I would still like to focus on a large number of them.

Bad Fur Day

Conker's Bad Fur Day is certainly great for its time, and I view it as one of the best-looking Nintendo 64 titles to this day. It has a story in some cartoon-inspired reality that started off mysteriously from the beginning towards its end. It included a pack of characters that had a different impact in each new situation presented to Conker. Some moments ranged from helping other characters with problems, urinating on others Conker came across, or shooting the brains out of some undead zombie horde. Conker just went from one situation to the next to demonstrate a variety of strange but entertaining experiences, and lot of it was full of context-sensitive gameplay. Just press B and every problem can be solved. It was all quite exciting! Moreover, the game supports detail in a variety of facial animations and Conker is even shown with rendered fingers. There is an explosive gore mechanic. Everywhere, the gore varied with differences in being able to see certain body parts and organs flying in different directions and chunks of a head getting shot off. I thought these were technical achievements back on the N64's platform. It was all quite impressive and some gory moments reminded me of splattering bug goo over cave walls in Jet Force Gemini.
Cutscenes would play some of the most-craziest but funniest mature humor to be found in a video game, which can be subjective, but it does vary from one moment to another, especially when it comes to rude noises and exploding bodies. All scenes have voices on the 64 and while some scenes censored the use of certain swear words (probably for some humor purpose), the game was mostly uncensored in the language department. The music was quite enjoyable and every environment contains a tune that was fitting to where Conker explored. Furthermore, there were a variety of sound effects that added to the exploration of an area, such as hearing the creak of a wooden door opening or maybe the sticky sound of running over muddy ground. If not that, then how about the baby crying in the background of a graveyard? That could have the player thinking that something is not pleasant about the mood of that environment. When it comes to replay value, BFD included several multiplayer modes of variety (along with some having their own stories), and all of them being based on characters and gameplay found throughout the main story. Other modes offered new experiences and each mode differed in objectives, which was dependent on sides of team-based maps or deathmatch modes. Capture the flag is available and even a racing mode was included.
While it didn't help with the frame rate, all modes could be played with several bots, humans, or a combination of both. 8-player matches would be less demanding on the frame rate than higher numbers, but it could go higher with a sacrifice to the game's frame rate, which did slow things down afterwards. Some other problems with BFD are with the camera during platforming sections of the game. There is a mix of first-person to look around and shoot, third-person for exploring, and a closer view in third-person, in which the button actually has to be held down, and it does not feel complete. Other angels of the camera have fixed perspectives, and those are fine for most environments. Although, it can really get in the way and couldn't always be rotated in every situation of need. The controls were not the worse, but are certainly not without issues. Aiming varied from one situation to the next by holding one trigger (R) down and firing with the other (Z.) Some moments of aiming felt too slow to keep up with some parts of the action, but other moments were just done just fine. I haven't used it, but the there is supposedly an easy mode cheat that should help to make aiming easier for the player and more difficult for the A.I. The game can still be completed without this "easy" cheat, but enemies will lock on to Conker during the story and they do have powerful accuracy on higher difficulties in the multiplayer. This may make the experience feel a lot less balanced.
Conker could strafe and shoot at the same time (along with multiplayer characters), but the process was not fluent and not quite as smooth. It did change from one weapon to another. Also, strafing could be done with C-buttons in using the first- person camera or the third-person camera. It definitely caused a bit of camera shaking that added to difficulty of aiming, but maybe that was intended. For additional differences that aren't cons, weapons allowed for character mobility, but others had more weight to them and required slower movement when they were taken out. Precision also varied with the fire of different weapons and there was recoil impact, which added to a realistic effect of firing on enemies. Some weapons in multiplayer would stop the player in place until their attack animation finished up. Characters could also jump with throwing knives and swords, but usually could not jump with firearms. In multiplayer, weapons (which includes grenades and bombs) can be found around map. If you wanted a different weapon, you would just go to that location on the map and take it. Ammo was infinite unless using grenades or bombs found around different maps, but guns still had to be reloaded. BFD just takes many different experiences and throws them all into one game. Conker's BFD is not only a 3-D platformer, but it's a third-person shooter, and even a racing game. There is so much to go around in return here. Chapters can be revisited and new saves files for the story can be created to enjoy the experience all over again. In fact, some scenes only play with a new game file, rather than in chapter mode. Otherwise, the multiplayer is another option that is both fun alone and with others around. If none of this is enough, there a number of cheat codes that will unlock even more content in multiplayer, such as cosmetic changes providing more playable characters and tweaks to the gameplay. (GameShark codes add even more unlocks that can be experimented with.)

Live and Reloaded

Conker Live and Reloaded served primarily as a remake. It was originally based on Conker Live and Uncut, which was meant to be a fully uncensored remake that contained multiplayer based more closely to Bad Fur Day's gameplay. However, that remake was replaced when Microsoft wanted Rare to actually spend more time to use the XBOX to its full potential. This led to Live and Reloaded getting created, which was a heavily-reworked Live and Uncut, but they are not quite the same in all aspects, especially not just with visuals. Even the gameplay mechanics in multiplayer had differences. Some aspects like the upgrade system stayed, but classes replaced the choice of looking around for weapons and more specific character models were created for each class, which all contain their own voices.
Furthermore, Live and Reloaded was more about taking something that was more cartoon-like in nature and making it more realistic. It featured many updates to the artwork, which added plenty of more detail to bring the environments to life. Speaking of the environments, new additions were included to improve on the look of the scenery. For example, the Spooky chapter had an entire village built around it to add meaning to the villagers seen later, and there was this massive cathedral outside the all-new gates of the graveyard. Mist was added to the environment to make it more mysterious and moody. It really came to life. Characters received mostly faithful textures over their original looks with some of the biggest changes on some characters being colors, clothing, and realistic fur shaders. Clearly, there was much more detail to see around this time. Other characters had gone through more changes to capture some sort of reference. Conker even receives more outfits later in the game, besides his Neo outfit from The Matrix, which all contain references to other roles. In other portions of the game, speed of gameplay experiences in the story was altered in some areas to probably make it easier and more difficult in varying situations, but these changes are not entirely obvious everywhere. There was one section that was actually changed entirely involving and a character (Big Boss Tedi) was removed from the game. In regard to the controls around gameplay, the camera has met a significant improvement. It can now be rotated manually in more places and it feels more smooth. Conker can move a lot easier when shooting at the same time. When it comes to weapons, Conker can no longer dual-wield SMGs, but being able to jump and move more fluently with camera control helped much with the gameplay side. Conker can lock into a close third-person view or a far one. There are still some spots with fixed camera angles, but the experience does not feel as problematic as the 64 version (which is still simple to manage, but was more dated in comparison.) Overall, there is more control with the camera in different situations.
Now let's discuss the animations and gore mechanics. While LaR does not have all of BFD's detailed animations (like bodies exploding with specific organs and limbs), it did feature some new ones, especially to add facial expressions to certain scenes, along with new gameplay changes. However, body explosions with gore was generic with pools of blood and meat pieces. Sometimes, a heart/organ would be left behind and that was about it. The next parts are mostly for multiplayer. Bodies could be blown halfway off if a player cooked their frag grenade too long without throwing it. Head decapitations were still brutal as ever (specifically from Sneeker gameplay), and actually contained facial expressions at a sight of shock on the victim's chopped off head. While gore lacks some of the animation and detailed quality of BFD's limb separation or organs flying out, it can still be full of moments with some nasty situations. Also, bodies stay behind longer in LaR, but eventually switch to a lower resolution model, which actually works to make the body look more dead and faded out of the war environment. In some creepier circumstances, if someone was shot in the head with a sniper rifle, the head would be left behind and the body would eventually disappear without it. It makes the environment look a lot more messy, especially with blood stains on the ground. The leftover gore (from heads laying around) is most-noticeable on the map of Spamono. I don't know if it was intended or not, but maybe it has something to do with the map space.
LaR does not necessarily have all of the original content and multiplayer from BFD, but it did include a new mode with several maps as a replacement. The game added vehicles beyond a simple tank mode. Terminals are used for vehicles, sentry turrets, and replacing grenades used. Additionally, they include extra features for certain classes, such as mines for demolishers and long rangers. This is considering that the new multiplayer was primarily focused as a team-based shooter with classes and abilities. Weapons are tied to classes, so if a player wanted to use different weapons, vehicles, or abilities, they would change classes. Maps included objectives that could be turned on and off, and could be played with the maximum number of bots that hardly makes a difference in the frame rate. One map is like capture the flag and two others are like variants of that gameplay-focused objective. The multiplayer is not just about new gameplay, but it even had the bonus of a story mode, which could be viewed as partially as a prequel and sequel to BFD. There was an added mix of alternative history from the combination of the Old War and Future War timelines, but it actually fits together to add sense to the BFD story. Also, LaR added back content removed from BFD, such as the squirrels getting executed during the War chapter, and this makes that scene feel much less empty. Previous sound effects were improved to be heard louder and clearer, and even some new ones were added for weapon changes. Rock Solid had an extra song added to the club's playlist, and still contained the original song in place. All of the music featured remastered enhancements. However, it is notable that The Great Mighty Poo song was censored excessively, which kills off the old meaning, even if it can still be implied. Also, even though BFD had censored language and even disabled or removed content, LaR added more censored language than BFD.
Other than that though, there are a lot of changes in Live and Reloaded that improved the experience from a set of new perspectives in gameplay and art style. The multiplayer mode is still a lot of fun in its own ways, and it pays respect to extra plot events.
Conclusion:
Both Bad Fur Day and Live and Reloaded can be great experiences packed full of fun and humor-filled mature moments in the story mode! They do have their advantages and disadvantages from each other in gameplay and visuals, but either version can be enjoyed by a Conker fan or newcomer that loves to play a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, and is full of gameplay variety, which would be an interest of those that like to replay games repeatedly after finishing them. There is plenty of multiplayer fun to be had with bots (or local players if you have them.) If you still haven't played one other version, then I highly recommend it at some point.
Other info:
(Some of you may know this already.)
Rare Replay has a port of the 64 version, but be aware that all Nintendo-based content and other features were removed, such as the N64 logo getting sawed, the GBC animation and its music, or a dirty magazine taken out. The XBOX version of Live and Reloaded can be downloaded from the XBL marketplace, and it is playable on the Xbox One or the Xbox 360 (if you have either of those.) When it plays on the 360, there are more graphical glitches due to poor emulation. The Xbox One version actually has superior emulation and performance. The emulation is more accurate on the One and even brought back the loading screen images. The Xbox Live mode on Live and Reloaded is still dead. No new online servers are implemented into the current digital version available.
Otherwise, I have seen the disc going for much cheaper these days (or time of this post), which was likely due to transitions to digital versions by some gamers/collectors, and more physical copies turning up online. Of course this is also dependent on where you live. The same might be true for Bad Fur Day with Rare Replay.
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