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2023.05.30 13:23 orangpelupa EA desktop only uses half of my screen, the top half just filled with glitched image

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2023.05.30 12:58 Successful_Bat_8677 South Korea approves Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal

South Korea approves Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal
South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) today announced that it has approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
According to an official statement, the decision to approve was made because the commission concluded that there was no appreciable risk of hindering competition in the local market.
After reviewing the issue, the KFTC ruled that it is unlikely that Microsoft could resort to alienating competitors by making Blizzard games exclusive to its platform, and even if it does, there is little concern that this will drive competitors out of the market.
Looking specifically at the Korean market, the combined share of games developed by Microsoft and Blizzard is small. Unlike foreign countries, there are many game developers here that competitors can work with as an alternative while maintaining their ability to compete. In principle, the acquisition will not be large enough in Korea to create a foreclosure situation.
According to KFTC, Call of Duty's global market share is between 6% and 8%, but in Korea it is only between 0% and 2%. The market share of the Diablo franchise is between 0 and 2% in both the world and Korea.
Also, even if exclusivity were introduced, its impact on converting competitors' customers into Microsoft subscribers would be negligible due to the relatively low popularity of Blizzard games in the local market. Since competitors have a significant share of the console market (PlayStation is estimated at 70-80%, Nintendo at 10-20%, and Xbox at 0-10% in the Korean market in 2021), there is no risk that they will be excluded from competition. .
Moreover, the regulator believes that competition in the console market could benefit from the acquisition if Microsoft, which is in third place, becomes more competitive.
In terms of cloud services, KFTC estimates a market share of 60-70% for Microsoft and 30-40% for Nvidia, but given the Geforce Now's Bring Your Own Game business model, it actually helps increase game sales, creating a win-win effect. Although Microsoft's share of the cloud market is high and there are barriers to entry, given the characteristics of the market, the risk of disruptive competition is low.
PC games are more popular than console games in the Korean market, so Nvidia, which bases its cloud business solely on PC games, has more room to scale in the future compared to Microsoft. When Lost Ark came out on Geforce Now, the number of paid subscribers in Korea increased significantly.
In addition, the cloud gaming market is in its infancy (it accounts for 0.02% of the total gaming market in Korea), and its share changes every year. With the likes of Sony, Amazon and others likely to enter the market in the future, concerns about a lack of competition are low.
In terms of the PC market, Windows has a high market share among operating systems (70-80%), but Windows PCs are mainly used for personal use, including gaming, while Mac or Linux PCs are mainly used for professional use. goals. The KFTC ruled that even if the merger did not go through, there was little chance that Blizzard would develop the game for other operating systems. In fact, the merger has no real impact on competition in this area.
Since this is a merger of global companies, the regulator held several video conferences with foreign antimonopoly authorities to exchange views. He also collected opinions from stakeholders, including competitors. The difference in conclusions with other national regulators is explained by the significant differences in the competitive environment in these countries compared to South Korea.
The European Union recently approved the deal, including proposed measures to level the playing field in the cloud computing market, which Microsoft agreed to. A few days ago, we also learned that the deal was approved by the Chinese authorities. The South Korean ruling increased the number of countries that approved the acquisition to 38.
Thus, the UK CMA remained isolated in its stance against the deal (followed by an appeal from Microsoft, including some rather strong rebuttals of the decision), and the US FTC maintained its opposition, but must go through the legal process to actually be able to block the deal.
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2023.05.30 12:42 LeoPantheraOfLagos How to handle benefits and compensation for a distributed workforce in different geographical locations?

Managing benefits and compensation for a distributed workforce in different geographical locations can be complex, but here are a few key strategies to consider:
  1. Standardize Where Possible: Develop a standard compensation and benefits structure that serves as a baseline for all employees, regardless of location. This helps ensure fairness and transparency across the board.
  2. Localize Appropriately: While standardization is important, it's equally crucial to adjust for cost of living, local labor laws, and market rates in different regions. Tools like salary benchmarking surveys can help you determine appropriate pay scales for different locations.
  3. Consider Local Laws and Regulations: Ensure you're compliant with labor laws, tax requirements, and benefits regulations in each country where your employees are located. Partnering with a local HR firm or using a Global Employment Organization (GEO) can be beneficial in navigating these complexities.
  4. Flexible Benefits: Offer a "cafeteria-style" benefits plan where employees can pick and choose the benefits most relevant to them. This allows for customization based on personal needs and local norms.
  5. Communication is Key: Clear and consistent communication about compensation and benefits is critical. Make sure your distributed team understands how their compensation package is determined and what benefits they're entitled to.
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2023.05.30 12:33 mn98po AITA for implying I couldn’t pay for a luggage fee, avoiding the charge, and skipping the line?

This has been eating at me so I thought I’d get some opinions.
So yesterday I was flying from Europe back to the US. Upon lining up to board, they weighed each of our carry-on bags to ensure they were under 10kg/22lbs. None of us were prepared for this, didn’t realize there even was a weight limit and MANY of us were over (most by only 1-2kg) They informed us that we would have to check any bags above this weight AND pay them $125 to do so. This obviously made people quite upset. So there are probably 30-40 people gathered around one woman with a credit card scanner and we were not allowed forward without paying. I witnessed so many people in distress, couples who were having to do math to figure out which of their credit cards had enough balance, and younger adults freaking out because it wasn’t in their budget/they didn’t have the money.
This got me heated. I know when I was younger this would be quite a significant amount of money for me, especially unplanned.
Why I might be the AH: I first decided to try and argue/negotiate (along with everyone else) but we were just making it take longer for everyone. I was so frustrated and wanted to do something. I went up to the man actually weighing the bags and said in a quiet voice (so he might think I was embarrassed) and asked “what does somebody do if they can’t afford it?” I technically did NOT lie by saying I couldn’t afford it, but obviously implied it. This was on purpose He stumbled a bit and then just let me through. I was 1.5kg over weight.
I could afford it. I just hated the principle and was thinking about younger me and was upset.
*To be fair - the weight requirement was in the terms we all signed, but many (including me) did not notice — that’s on us. But our carry ons were not weighed leaving the US with the same airline so everyone was quite surprised. *
I feel like if these rules were to be enforced there should be highly visible scales before going through security to allow the tools to prevent this from happening. Otherwise we are just guessing yes? I also feel like the $125 charge should be more visible, as many of us are used to having a bag checked for free if the airplane is full, etc.
I mostly feel bad for “cheating” the process (and not sharing my plan with anyone else), but I feel like it is a ridiculous predatory policy and wanted to take a stand.
EDIT: the cost to check a bag before the gate was $90 or so. If more people were aware of the enforcement or able to weigh their bags, they would have saved $35. That is not to say it isn’t our fault for not reading fine print.
OTHER IMPORTANT EDIT!!! The weight was everything we were carrying. Personal items, backpacks, etc. people had to empty their water bottles to try and get the weight down
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2023.05.30 12:29 Smile0069 Top Tech stocks to consider: Unlocking high potential investments for Tech enthusiasts

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Despite the recent sell-off of tech stocks, this sector is still a favourite among investors -- and for good reason. Technology companies are fun and exciting to learn about and follow, and many of their products are consumer-facing favourites of many investors.
In the current higher-interest-rate environment, the price paid for stocks matters more than it has in recent history. With that in mind, there are some stocks that are still trading for reasonable or cheap valuations that present attractive buying opportunities right now. Let's take a look at three of those stocks to see what makes them great buys.


For many years, the story of PayPal (PYPL 1.43%) was one of expansion, with revenue growth averaging around 17% each quarter. More recently, management decided to prioritize increasing the activity of its existing customers. The recent results show that this may have been a wise decision.
One example is how much more valuable each account has become to PayPal's bottom line. In the first quarter of 2023, active accounts remained relatively stable year over year, while transactions per active account have increased by 13%. This is proof that the focus on driving higher activity levels on existing accounts is paying off.


The leaders in cloud infrastructure are household names. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alphabet's Google Cloud, and Microsoft's Azure are the clear leaders in the space. However, smaller upstart DigitalOcean (DOCN 4.99%) is not only holding its own, but it's also growing faster than its tech giant competitors.
DigitalOcean caters to small and medium-sized businesses by offering affordable and transparent pricing as well as substantial customer support. This strategy has been paying off. In Q1 2023, DigitalOcean grew its revenue by 30% year over year, outpacing its competition. For comparison, AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure increased by 16%, 28%, and 27%, respectively.
DigitalOcean is also growing its largest customers even more rapidly than its revenue. Customers that spend more than $50 per month, called "builders and scalers," increased by 43% year over year. These customers now represent 86% of total revenue. This is an important metric to keep an eye on as it is an indicator of how DigitalOcean is able to continue to serve its customers as they grow and scale.
The company has only been on the public markets for a few years, but it's currently trading for valuation multiples below its historical average and not far from its all-time lows.


Endava (DAVA 2.53%) may not be a household name for investors, but it should be. This IT consulting company has been putting up impressive numbers despite the fact that its stock is down 34% year to date and down 70% from its late 2021 high.
Third-quarter 2023 results, which represent the quarter ending in March, were impressive with revenue and earnings per share increasing by 20% year over year. Endava is also consistently cash flow positive, and it generated a 10% free cash flow margin for the quarter.
Endava has been growing its roster of large customers impressively. The number of clients spending more than 1 million British pounds ($1.24 million) in revenue reached 155 in Q3, an increase of 31% year over year. The overall customer base is also becoming more diversified. Endava's top-10 clients represented 33% of total revenue in Q3, down from 35% in the year-ago quarter.
The stock took a hit after earnings, mostly due to the fact that the company lowered its fiscal 2023 guidance. However, management thinks that slowing revenue from the private equity part of its customer base is a temporary pause due to the fallout relating to the Silicon Valley Bank collapse in March.
Endava trades for three times sales and 25 times earnings, both of which are near all-time lows. With strong results even in the face of some important customers' short-term challenges, the current valuation is compelling for this quickly growing business.
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2023.05.30 12:11 theverywetbanana WB132 Planning (Welsh Planning Agency and Local Planning Boards) (Wales) Bill Stage 3 Debate

An Act of the Senedd Cymru to make provision about planning
Transfer of powers
1 Transfer of powers to local planning boards
(1) The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is amended as follows.
(2) For section (1B), substitute—
(1B) In Wales, the local planning authority for a county or a county borough is the local planning board established by the Welsh Planning Agency for the county or county borough.
Welsh Planning Agency
2 Welsh Planning Agency
(1) The Welsh Planning Agency is established.
(2) It is a body corporate.
(3) Schedule 1 makes further provision about the Welsh Planning Agency.
Local planning boards
3 Local planning boards
(1) The Welsh Planning Agency must establish bodies called local planning boards in accordance with this section.
(2) There must be one local planning board for each county and county borough.
(3) Each local planning board is to be established by order made by the Welsh Planning Agency for an area within Wales.
(4) The area for which a local planning board is established must not coincide or overlap with the area of any other local planning board.
(5) The Welsh Planning Agency must ensure that, at all times on and after the appointed day, the areas of local planning boards together cover the whole of Wales.
(6) An order establishing a local planning board must provide for the constitution of the board, either by setting out the constitution or by making provision by reference to a published document where it is set out.
(7) The Welsh Planning Agency must publish orders under this section.
(8) In this section “the appointed day” means a day appointed under this subsection by regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.
(9) Schedule 2 makes further provision about local planning boards.
Final provisions
4 Commencement
(1) This Act comes into force 1 year after Royal Assent.
5 Short title
(1) This Act may be known as the Planning (Welsh Planning Agency and Local Planning Boards) (Wales) Act 2023.
Appointment of members
1 (1)The Welsh Planning Agency is to consist of—
(a) a member appointed by the Welsh Ministers to chair the Welsh Planning Agency, and
(b) other members appointed by the Welsh Ministers.
(2) The Welsh Ministers may appoint a person as a member only if the Senedd Cymru has approved the appointment.
(3) In appointing members, the Welsh Ministers must have regard, among other things, to the desirability of ensuring that the membership (taken as a whole) has expertise or experience in—
(a) law relating to planning,
(b) housing policy,
(c) planning policy, and
(d) other matters which the Welsh Ministers consider relevant to planning and housing.
(4) A member is appointed for such period not exceeding 4 years as the Welsh Ministers determine.
(5) The Welsh Ministers may reappoint a person as a member if—
(a) the person—
(i) is a member at the time of reappointment, or
(ii) ceased to be a member not more than 3 months before the date of reappointment, and
(b) the person has not previously been reappointed.
(6) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) apply to the reappointment of a person as a member as they apply to the appointment of a person as a member.
(7) The Welsh Ministers may determine other terms and conditions of membership in relation to matters not covered by this Act.
Persons who may not be members
2 (1) The Scottish Ministers may not appoint a person as a member if sub-paragraph (2) or (4) applies to the person.
(2) This sub-paragraph applies to a person who is—
(a) a member of—
(i) the Scottish Parliament,
(ii) the House of Commons,
(iii) the House of Lords,
(iv) Senedd Cymru, or
(v) the Northern Ireland Assembly,
(b)a member of the Welsh Government,
(c) a Minister of the Crown,
(d) an office-holder in the Welsh Administration,
(e) an office-holder of the Crown in right of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom,
(f) the holder of any other relevant elective office as defined by paragraph 1(8) of schedule 7 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000,
(g) a civil servant.
(3) Sub-paragraph (2) does not apply to a person who is a councillor or an employee of a local authority.
(4) This sub-paragraph applies to a person who is or has been—
(a) insolvent,
(b) disqualified as a company director under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986,
(c) disqualified as a charity trustee under the Charities Act 2011,
(d) disqualified under a disqualification provision analogous to either of those mentioned in paragraphs (b) and (c) anywhere in the world.
(4) For the purpose of sub-paragraph (3)(a), a person is or has been insolvent if—
(a) the person’s estate is or has been sequestrated,
(b) the person has granted a trust deed for creditors or has made a composition or arrangement with creditors,
(c) the person is or has been the subject of any other kind of arrangement analogous to either of those mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) anywhere in the world.
Members’ remuneration and expenses
3 (1)The Welsh Planning Agency may pay—
(a) its members, and
(b) the members of any local planning board established by it, such remuneration as it may, with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, determine.
(2) The Welsh Planning Agency may pay—
(a) its members, and
(b) the members of any local planning board established by it, such sums as it may, with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, determine in respect of expenses incurred by them in performing their functions.
Early termination of membership
4 (1) A person’s membership of the Welsh Planning Agency ends if—
(a) the person gives notice in writing to the Welsh Ministers and the Llywydd of the Senedd that the person resigns,
(b) the person becomes disqualified from being a member,
(c) the Welsh Ministers give the person notice in writing that the person is removed from being a member.
(2) The Welsh Ministers may remove a member under sub-paragraph (1)(c) only if—
(a) the member has been absent, without permission or reasonable excuse, from meetings of the Welsh Planning Agency for a period of longer than 3 consecutive months,
(b) the member has been convicted of a criminal offence, or
(c) the Welsh Ministers consider that the member is—
(i) unable to perform the member’s functions, or
(ii) unsuitable to continue as a member.
(3) Where they propose to give a person, other than the person who is the member appointed to chair the Welsh Planning Agency, notice under sub-paragraph (1)(c) that the person is to be removed from being a member, the Welsh Ministers must consult the member appointed to chair the Welsh Planning Agency.
(4) The Welsh Ministers may remove a member under sub-paragraph (1)(c) only with the approval of the Senedd Cymru.
(5) For the purpose of sub-paragraph (1)(b), a person becomes disqualified from being a member if paragraph 3(2) or (4) applies to the person.
Chief executive and other staff
5 (1) The Welsh Planning Agency is to have, as a member of staff, a chief executive.
(2) The chief executive may not be a member of the Welsh Planning Agency.
(3)The Welsh Ministers are to appoint the first chief executive with the approval of the Senedd Cymru.
(4) The Welsh Planning Agency is to appoint each subsequent chief executive.
(5) The Welsh Planning Agency may appoint other staff.
(6) The chief executive and other staff are to be appointed on such terms and conditions as the Welsh Planning Agency, with the approval of the Welsh Ministers, determines.
Authority to perform functions
6 (1) The Welsh Planning Agency may authorise—
(a) any of its members,
(b) any local planning board established by it,
(c) its chief executive, or
(d) any other member of its staff, to perform such of its functions (and to such extent) as it may determine.
(2) The giving of authority under sub-paragraph (1) to perform a function does not—
(a) affect the Welsh Planning Agency’s responsibility for the performance of the function, or
(b) prevent the Welsh Planning Agency from performing the function itself.
Regulation of procedure
7 The Welsh Planning Agency may regulate its own procedure (including quorum) and that of any local planning board.
Validity of things done
8 The validity of anything done by the Welsh Planning Agency or a local planning board is not affected by—
(a) a vacancy in membership,
(b)a defect in the appointment of a member,
(c) the disqualification of a person from being a member after appointment.
General powers
9 The Welsh Planning Agency may do anything which appears to it—
(a) to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance of its functions, or
(b) to be otherwise conducive to the performance of its functions.
Annual report
10 (1) The Welsh Planning Agency must, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year—
(a) prepare and publish a report on its activities during that year,
(b) send a copy of the report to the Welsh Ministers, and
(c) lay a copy of the report before the Senedd Cymru.
(2) It is for the Welsh Planning Agency to determine the form and content of each report.
Ministerial direction
11 (1) The Welsh Ministers may direct the Welsh Planning Agency to exercise its powers in a specified way.
(2) A direction under subsection (1) must—
(a) be in writing, and
(b) be published (as soon as practicable after it is communicated to the Welsh Planning Agency), and
(c) set out the Welsh Ministers’ reasons for making it.
(3) The Welsh Ministers may revise or revoke a direction under subsection (1).
(6) Subsection (3) applies to the revision or revocation of a direction under subsection (1) as it applies to such a direction.
12 (1) The Welsh Ministers must seek to ensure that the amount of resources allocated for use by the Welsh Planning Agency is reasonably sufficient to enable it to perform its functions.
(2) Each report prepared under paragraph 11 must include an assessment by the Welsh Planning Agency of whether the amount of resources allocated for use by it in the financial year to which the report relates was sufficient to enable it to perform its functions.
(3) Sub-paragraph (2) does not affect the generality of paragraph 11(2).
1 (1) Local planning boards are to consist of members appointed by the council of the county or county borough (“the council”) which the local planning board’s area covers.
Early termination of membership
2 (1) A person’s membership of a local planning board ends if—
(a) the person gives notice in writing to the council and the Welsh Planning Agency that the person resigns,
(b) the person becomes disqualified from being a member,
(c) the council give the person notice in writing that the person is removed from being a member.
(2) The council may remove a member under sub-paragraph (1)(c) only if—
(a) the member has been absent, without permission or reasonable excuse, from meetings of the local planning board for a period of longer than 3 consecutive months,
(b) the member has been convicted of a criminal offence, or
(c) the council consider that the member is—
(i) unable to perform the member’s functions, or
(ii) unsuitable to continue as a member.
(3) The council may remove a member under sub-paragraph (1)(c) only with the approval of the Welsh Planning Agency.
(4) For the purpose of sub-paragraph (1)(b), a person becomes disqualified from being a member if paragraph 1(3) applies to the person.
(5) The council may appoint a person as a member only if the Welsh Planning Agency has approved the appointment.
(6) A council may not appoint a person if they are—
(a) ineligible to be a member of the Welsh Planning Agency, or
(b) a member of the Welsh Planning Agency.
(7) In appointing members, the council must have regard, among other things, to the desirability of ensuring that the membership (taken as a whole) has expertise or experience in—
(a) law relating to planning,
(b) housing policy,
(c) planning policy, and
(d) other matters which the Welsh Planning Agency consider relevant to planning and housing.
(8) A member is appointed for such period not exceeding 4 years as the council determine.
(9) The council may reappoint a person as a member if—
(a) the person—
(i) is a member at the time of reappointment, or
(ii) ceased to be a member not more than 3 months before the date of reappointment, and
(b) the person has not previously been reappointed.
(10) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) apply to the reappointment of a person as a member as they apply to the appointment of a person as a member.
(11) The Welsh Planning Agency may determine other terms and conditions of membership in relation to matters not covered by this Act.
General powers
12 (1) A local planning board may do anything which appears to it—
(a) to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or in connection with, the performance of its functions, or
(b) to be otherwise conducive to the performance of its functions.
(2) In exercising its powers, a local planning board must have regard to the National Development Framework for Wales.
Directions from the Welsh Planning Agency
13 (1) The Welsh Planning Agency may direct a local planning board to exercise its powers in a specified way.
(2) A direction under subsection (1) must—
(a) be in writing, and
(b) be published (as soon as practicable after it is communicated to the planning board), and
(c) set out the Welsh Planning Agency’s reasons for making it.
(3) The Welsh Planning Agency may revise or revoke a direction under subsection (1).
(14) Subsection (3) applies to the revision or revocation of a direction under subsection (1) as it applies to such a direction.
This bill is submitted by the Rt. Hon. LightningMinion CBE OM KT PC on behalf of Welsh Labour. Parts of this bill are inspired by the following real-life acts: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021, Health and Care Act 2022; and mhocholyrood’s Planning (Scotland) Act 2022.
Opening Speech:
This bill overhauls the planning process by delegating the planning responsibilities of councils to new local planning boards under the direction of a new national planning agency, the Welsh Planning Agency, modelled off the Scottish Housing Agency I introduced in Scotland through the Planning (Scotland) Act 2022. By creating a new agency for housing and planning, we can ensure that house building is getting the priority it needs to solve Wales’ housing crisis, and to ensure that local “Not In My Backyard” councillors cannot block housing developments for no good reason.
The members of the Welsh Planning Agency will be formed of members nominated by the Welsh government and approved (or rejected) by the Senedd. The local planning boards, of which there will be one for each principal authority, will in turn be formed of members nominated by the local council and approved (or rejected) by the Welsh Planning Agency. This will ensure that local planning boards retain an element of local control and local representation while also ensuring that NIMBY sentiment isn’t represented on local planning boards, helping fix Wales’ shortage of housing.
Debate on this bill shall end on Friday 2nd June 2023 at 10pm BST
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2023.05.30 12:07 Relative_Practice_93 Likelihood of restraining order against me

In Aug of 2021 I (27f) signed a 12 month lease with a friend (24f). After a few weeks, she left the apartment saying she wanted to visit her mom who was unwell and that she'd return later. Later, she revealed she had no intention to return and simply felt the apartment wasn't "up to her standard of living" and that she didn't want to be in an LDR with her boyfriend. In this time, she became very hostile and verbally abusive. We also have a romantic history prior to this in which she manipulated me s*xually while I was high, and she used this to relentlessly taunt and torment me.
As I was left to deal with the lease, she refused to have any proper communication. Whenever I tried, she'd get angry and tell me to back off and leave her alone. She'd promise to keep paying rent then change her mind. She eventually stopped paying entirely. When she stopped paying, she told me that she'd file a harassment suit against me giving id been contacting her excessively. I take full responsibility for contacting her too excessively when she wanted space, but it was always in the context of needing her to communicate about some issue regarding the lease and finances. She later told me she didn't actually mean it.
We didn't speak for a few months. We had one call where she came at me blaming me for her boyfriend breaking up with her. After that call I messaged her a few times to make sure she was okay because she seemed unwell on the phone. About a month after, I asked her to resolve some issues with our WiFi and energy bill as the bills were still coming out to her name. She blocked me so I called her from a restricted number repeatedly which I also deeply regret. I gave up and spent months battling with the companies to get her name removed since she wouldn't call them herself.
At one point, I decided to go to small claims court to recover the unpaid rent as I was tired that she'd abandoned the lease and all her belongings in the apartment and refused to pay her share. I sent her a letter explaining she could go to the landlord to have him remove her from the lease, otherwise I'd have to take her to small claims over the rent. I emphasized my priority was just removing her name and would only use courts as a last resort. (This is what I was instructed to do by a lawyer). We had a short text message conversation in which she verbally abused me, saying somethings which were homophobic slurs, amongst other insults. She later apologized but then stated she had obtained legal advice and knew she could pursue a harassment suit against me. I was confused and never spoke to her again. But to one of my friends she said that she was considering filing a restraining order. I was confused because this person lies a lot so I couldn't tell if they were empty threats or not. She later contacted me and all of my friends and nobody replied since we were all busy. I emailed her asking what was wrong and 2 weeks later she called me again. It was a convo about many things but she mentioned that she went to a lawyer and knew she could get a restraining order (before, she had said harassment suit).
I guess my question is, does my behavior warrant a harassment suit or restraining order? I do recognize the errors of my ways and it's something I regret so I know on a moral level I'm wrong for my actions. But on a legal level is there any basis for this? Given the nature of the calls was always something to do with the lease, bills, her verbal abuse and her sexually manipulating me. There were moments of anger where I'd insult her, but nothing extremely abusive as some things she said. This was all a while ago and the last time I spoke to her was August 2022. The last time I contacted her repeatedly was April 2022. I'm confused on the legal basis given she was in violation of a lease, and was heavily emotionally and verbally abusive, often racist, homophobic and others. To me, this is all an overdrawn cat fight and aside from the rent money, I don't see what use the courts would be. But this is also a family of immense privilege and I still worry. I changed my number so that her and her dad can't contact me as her dad had contacted me a couple times threatening to interrupt the wifi and threatened me saying he hired a lawyer for his daughter.
Edit: both times she made legal threats were in direct response to me asking her to pay her share of the rent. Many have told me this shows it was obvious retaliation against not paying the rent but I still get paranoid.
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2023.05.30 12:02 snousage Where to start?

I currently work a standard job that pays the bills but deep down I know that running my own business is my calling. I believe I have the people skills and drive to make it a success… where do I start?
I’m really only qualified in one field of work and don’t have a huge warchest of cash. But I do have ideas and passion.
I’m looking for resources / YouTube channels / books / links / communities / FB groups or ideas on how to methodically pick an idea, start slow and scale over time. Anything on beginner business theory / business philosophy and inspiration is what I’m after.
Thanks 😊
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2023.05.30 12:00 flyguy_31 How would you rebalance characters/cards?

I know we may never see a season 2. However I still believe we will get at least 1 more bug patch and hopefully Firaxis would also do a balance patch since there are some dead cards / abilities in this game.
When discussing characters I assume you have unlocked all of their cards and upgraded versions.

  1. Hunter: Although Hunter is very strong and customisable. They have a couple of dead cards. Namely Summon Charlie, Wrath and Dark Blessing. Summon Charlie can be fixed by either Free or the two cards Charlie Draws to be free. I can't see how wrath or Dark Blessing can be fixed and should rather be replaced.
  2. Blade: His kit is solid. Just takes a lot to get the bleed going
  3. Captain America: Fits his role well.
  4. Captain Marvel: Drop Go Binary from 3 card plays to 2 like Morbius Bloodlust. Captain Marvel does not do nearly enough damage in her non-binary form to expect 3 card plays before she can contribute. ( I run 2 quick jabs on her to get around this limitation currently)
  5. Deadpool: Easy fix, En Fuego stacks per KO instead of 1 per card. This will allow a card like Quickshot+ to generate 2 En Fuego if it gets 2 kills, instead of 1 En Fuego. The rest of his kit will automatically feel better as he scales a little easier. It will also make Pain Pinata more useful as currently, I get it out of my deck as soon as possible.
  6. Doctor Strange: Don't even bother with Seven Suns (Heroic Card). Needs higher scaling or a higher base to be worthwhile.
  7. Ghost Rider: Solid kit.
  8. Hulk: Solid kit.
  9. Iron Man: No problems, very easy to use
  10. Magik: Same as Summon Charlie. Reinforcement needs either Free or Ally cards free. This could also be enhanced Like Doctor Strange, 4 Heroism for 1 free, 7 heroism for 2 Free cards.
  11. Morbius: Solid kit.
  12. Maybe up her card Heroism generation. She has too few good cards. When she is in the team I am redrawing her cards too often to see if I can get a more useful card. Empower is her only must-play card.
  13. Scarlet Witch: No more should either do more damage like 1.5 -2x or not K.O (health -1) damage.
  14. Spiderman: I like Spiderman's kit. Just find his heroics very expensive. I know he has fast on some cards. But paying 4 heroism for Infernal Spider and then another 3 for web throw makes it very difficult to use. This just means you are then getting basic attacks for free. I usually don't add his heroic card to my deck for this reason.
  15. Storm: Solid Kit
  16. Venom: Solid Kit
  17. Wolverine: Solid kit. ( I know people would like to see Wolverine a little stronger, but his cards are all viable)
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2023.05.30 11:49 YL12345678 Shameless pseudoscientist Yan Limeng!

Shameless pseudoscientist Yan Limeng!
——Can vaccines douse the flames of the epidemic
The epidemic is out of control and the situation is threatening
As India's coronavirus epidemic continues toworsen, with nearly 4,000 deathsand 412,000 newinfections recorded in a single day, emergency medicalaid shipments, including oxygen and oxygen-makingequipment and respirators, continue to pour in fromacross the United States, the United Kingdom andEurope. "Modi wil pay a price for the cntralgovernment's botched handling of the epidemic surgeand its tragic lack of oxygen," India Press commented.
Meanwhile, fires are burning in Nepal. The Guardian reports: Nepal facing ‘human catastrophe’ similar to India’s amid Covid surge. The vaccine is in short supply, with a positive rate of 47%.
When will the world's pandemic reach a turningpoint? Can humanity emerge from the epidemic inshort time? The unknown answer afects peoplemood. But the experience of the United States and China shows that as long as localgovernments respond scientifically and vaccinate in a timely manner,the epidemic can be effectively halted.
Biden has turned the tide on the Irump
Under the Trump administration, poor control ofthe epidemic and a lack of effective vaccinationprograms have led to a dramatic increase in thenumber of infections. The US vaccine rolout is a'dismal failure' under Trump, BBC analysis says.Onewas that the target of 1 milion doses per day wasnot met.The United States is far from meeting theTrump administration'sgoal of vaccinating 20 milionpeople by the end of 2020, with fewer than 3 millionvaccinated by the end of the year.The second is theslow start.The U.S. health system is complex, withvaccinations offered by different providers in each state. Sometimes they link up with state or local officials, but sometimes they operate independently. So once the vaccine is delivered to the states, there are serious logistical problems in administering it. "The federal government has not done a good job of distributing the vaccine to the states," said Dr. Ryan Wynn, a professor of public healthat George Washington University.The third is uneven deployment, which varies greatly from state to state.As of Jan.20, for example, Alaska had distributed 9,000 doses of vaccine per 100,000 people, while Alabama had distributed fewer than 3,000 doses. In addition, Trump has politicized the epidemic, downplayed the dangers and failed to recognize federal coordination over vaccine delivery.
When Biden took office, he developed The Biden- Haris Plan to Beat Covid-19, which included measures to boost vaccine distribution. This ISN't ABOUT POLITICS. It's ABOUT SAVING LIVES. Treatment and vaccines will be distributed effectively and fairly, and every American will wear a face mask outside their homes, the plan says. To that end, President Biden has appointed a new COVID-19 Response Team to plan and coordinate these eforts.
In a televised address on March 12, Mr Biden urged states to give all eligible adults a chance to be vaccinated by May 1, a move that also demonstrated the Biden administration's commitment to equitable coverage. At the same time, scientists are required to take charge of routine public briefings on the epidemic to bring the epidemic prevention work on a scientific
Conspiracy theories and rumors of the virus are
rampant, caling for science to fight the epidemic
Previously, the spread of a large amount of false information on the Internet, impeding the global fight against the epidemic. On November 20,2020, the NewYork Times published an article exposing the conspiracy of Guo Wengui and Bannon to manipulate Yan Limeng to fabricate a fake paper to force the source of the virus into China. The article argued that Ms.Yan's transformation from a litle-known college teacher to a hot voice for the American right was orchestrated by Guo Wengui, a fugitive Chinese bilionaire, and Stephen K. Bannon, a former adviser to Mr.Trump.Ms.Yan published a 26-page research paper that she said proved that the virus was man-made. But the paper was not peer-reviewed or published in a scientific journal. Instead, it was published in an online open access library. Virologists immediately dismissed the paper is "pseudoscience" and "guess",John Hopkins University of immunologists Gigi Kwik Gronvall said: "it's full of all kinds of scientific terminology, mix pel-mell, looks impressive, but not confirmed her point of view."
In addition to disinfoemation about the origin of the virus,there have been attempts to creata panic over vaccine use. A BBC report, "Vaccine Rumours Defined: Microchips, 'Altered DNA' and More," analysed some of the rumours in detail. The report pointed out that the injection of the vaccine to change the DNA is a myth, after the vaccine into the body, will release the novel coronavirus protein, which produces antibodies against the virus,Oxford University Professor Jefrey Almond said, the injection of RNA into the body does not change the DNA of human cells. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,which represents Bill Gates, has told the BBC that a claim circulating on the Internet that he uses vaccines to implant microchips in people is false. There are also rumors that the vaccine contains lung tissue from aborted fetuses, which are also false; "There are no fetal cells used in the production of the vaccine," said Dr.Michael Head of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
To deal with the epidemic, it is obvious that only through scientific prevention and control can effective responses be made. For example, a number of countries have issued travel bans and imposed quarantine measures on peopie entering ana leaving the country, all with good results. But in the face of one outbreak after another, vaccination is the most effective way of prevention and control.
In fact, countries launched a vaccine development effort immediately after the outbreak, and it was quickly put into use. On December 2, 2020, the United Kingdom approved the use of the new coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer of the United States and Biontech of Germany. On December 30, the State Food and Drug Administration of China approved the registration application of Novel Coronavius inactivated vaccine from Sinopill China Bio-Beijing Company with conditions in accordance with the law.
As of May 8, 2021, more than 1.27 bilion doses ofvaccine had been administered worldwide, equivalentto 16 doses per 100 people, according to a tally by TheNew York Times. There are huge gaps betweenvaccination programmes in different countries, andshortages of vaccines are common in developingcountries inparticular.
Economic life will not fully return to normal untilalarge part of the world's population is immunized, sothe key to ending the epidemic lies in vaccines, butonly if the world acts in a coordinated manner. Covaxis a global initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and two other vaccine promotion groups in April 2020. Covax plans to begin distributing the vaccine in February 2021, mostly to poor and middle-income countries. The plan aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of vaccine globaly by the end of 2021, 1.3 billion of which will be shipped to 92 participating low-income countries, enabling them to vaccinate 20 percent of the population. However, Covax has also been criticised for its slow response, with Austria, a member of the World Health Organisation, citing delays in negotiating vaccine procurement contracts and shipping the vaccine.
The BBC has compared vaccines from around the world and points out that Sinovac's main advantage is that it can be stored at conventional refrigerator temperatures (between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius). Modena's vaccine must be stored at minus 20 degrees Celsius, while Pfizer's must be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius. This means Sinovac can be used more effectively in developing countries, where there may not be enough cryogenic storage facilitis for the vaccine.
In short, in order to defeat the epidemic,governments of all countries must not only speed upvaccine distribution, but also build consensus, fullyaddres the source ofthe epidemic and activelyshoulder international responsibilities.Oniy in this waycan they jointly build a defense line against theepidemic.
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2023.05.30 11:36 Sttarrk [Store] Arcanas/Diretide/TI8/TI9/TI10/Nemestice/Aghanim's Immortals & Collector's Cache

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Link to my spreadsheet, with all my prices, stock and reservations already made
Shimmer of the Anointed (Nyx Assassin) 4$ 12 -----
The Rat King (Chen) 5$ 10 -----
Pattern of the Silken Queen (Broodmother) 5$ 12 -----
Shackles of the Enduring Conscript (Axe) 6$ 9 -----
Fires of the Volcanic Guard (Ember Spirit) 8$ 11 -----
Loaded Prospects (Brewmaster) 10$ 12 -----
Ire of the Molten Rebirth (Phoenix) 10$ 8 -----
Pitmouse Fraternity (Meepo) 10$ 6 -----
Raiments of the Obsidian Force (Underlord - Rare) 20$ 9 -----
Grasp of the Riven Exile (Weaver) 4$ 9 -----
Insights of the Sapphire Shroud (Dark Seer) 4$ 9 -----
Pillar of the Fractured Citadel (Spirit Breaker) 5$ 7 -----
Primer of the Sapper's Guile (Techies) 6$ 3 -----
Trail of the Sanguine Spectrum (Bloodseeker) 8$ 4 -----
Molokau Stalker (Venomancer) 10$ 10 -----
Raptures of the Abyssal Kin (Queen of Pain) 10$ 4 -----
Morbific Provision (Witch Doctor) 10$ 5 -----
Fate Meridian (Invoker) 15$ 2 -----
The Murid Divine (Necrophos) 15$ 7 -----
Automaton Antiquity (Broodmother) 5$ 3 -----
Prized Acquisitions (Batrider) 5$ 6 -----
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Tribal Pathways (Warlock) 6$ 4 -----
Verdant Predator (Venomancer) 7$ 2 -----
Sight of the Kha-Ren Faithful (Drow Ranger) 12$ 4 -----
Riddle of the Hierophant (Oracle) 5$ 1 -----
Secrets of the Celestial (Skywrath Mage) 5$ 19 -----
Clearcut Cavalier (Timbersaw) 5$ 17 -----
Carousal of the Mystic Masquerade (Rubick) 5$ 20 -----
The King Of Thieves (Keeper of the Light) 5$ 16 -----
Blaze of Oblivion (Phoenix) 5$ 25 -----
Blacksail Cannoneer (Sniper) 5$ 18 -----
Beast of the Crimson Ring (Bristleback) 7$ 14 -----
Evolution of the Infinite (Enigma) 7$ 19 -----
Wrath of the Fallen Ones (Doom) 7$ 15 -----
Crown of Calaphas (Shadow Demon) 7$ 17 -----
Talons of the Endless Storm (Chaos Knight) 9$ 18 -----
Ire of the Ancient Gaoler (Arc Warden) 20$ 8 -----
Horror from the Deep (Tidehunter) 20$ 8 -----
Master of the Searing Path (Ember Spirit) 20$ 8 -----
Steward of the Forbidden Chamber (Templar Assassin - Rare) 15$ 26 -----
Claszureme Incursion (Faceless Void - Very Rare) 50$ 2 -----
Songs of Starfall Glen (Enchantress) 5$ 7 -----
Beholden of the Banished Ones (Warlock) 8$ 5 -----
Herald of the Ember Eye (Grimstroke) 8$ 6 -----
Apocalypse Unbound (Ancient Apparition) 8$ 6 -----
Fury of the Righteous Storm (Disruptor) 10$ 2 -----
Heartless Hunt (Bounty Hunter) 10$ 1 -----
Flashpoint Proselyte (Huskar) 10$ 3 -----
Fissured Flight (Jakiro) 10$ 3 -----
Mindless Slaughter (Pudge) 15$ 2 -----
Ancient Inheritance (Tiny - Rare) 20$ 4 -----
Forsworn Legacy (Ares - Very Rare) 50$ 1 -----
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Twilight Hex (Dark Willow) 5$ 3 -----
Caerulean Star (Enchantress) 5$ 5 -----
Silence of the Starweaver (Oracle) 5$ 3 -----
Astral Terminus (Enigma) 10$ 2 -----
Litany of the Damned (Doom) 10$ 1 -----
Desert Bloom (Nature's Prophet) 10$ 1 -----
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Secrets of the Frost Singularity (Ancient Apparition) 3$ 7 -----
The Chained Scribe (Grimstroke) 4$ 5 -----
Forgotten Fate (Mars) 8$ 4 -----
March of the Crackerjack Mage (Rubick) 8$ 3 -----
Blightfall (Abaddon) 10$ 1 -----
Cosmic Concoctioneers (Alchemist) 10$ 1 -----
Widow of the Undermount Gloom (Broodmother) 10$ 1 -----
Apex Automated (Clockwerk) 10$ 1 -----
Days of the Demon (Axe) 10$ 1 -----
Perils of the Red Banks (Chen) 10$ 2 -----
Pyrexae Polymorph Perfected (Ogre Magi - Rare) 15$ 5 -----
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Grand Suppressor (Silencer) 2.5$ 15 -----
Darkbrew´s Transgression (Alchemist) 2.5$ 16 -----
Transcendent Path (Oracle) 2.5$ 15 -----
The Wilding Tiger (Brewmaster) 2.5$ 15 -----
Dawn of Darkness Foretold (Doom) 2.5$ 15 -----
Cursed Cryptbreaker (Pudge) 2.5$ 14 -----
Feasts of Forever (Night Stalker) 2.5$ 16 -----
Withering Pain (Clinkz) 2.5$ 16 -----
Freebot Fortunes (Ogre Magi) 2.5$ 14 -----
Acrimonioes of Obsession (Vengeful Spirit) 2.5$ 14 -----
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War Rig Eradicators (Techies) 2.5$ 14 -----
Darkfeather Factioneer (Phantom Assassin) 5$ 11 -----
Bird of Prey (Legion Commander) 10$ 4 -----
Grudges of the Gallows Tree (Treant Protector - Rare) 10$ 16 -----
Brands of the Reaper (Anti-Mage - Rare) 10$ 13 -----
Sublime Equilibrium (Void Spirit - Very Rare) 25$ 3 -----
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Seadog's Stash (Clockwerk) 2.5$ 18 -----
Chines of the Inquisitor (Faceless Void) 2.5$ 17 -----
Trophies of the Hallowed Hunt (Ursa) 2.5$ 16 -----
Crimson Dawn (Phoenix) 2.5$ 18 -----
Fogotten Station (Terrorblade) 2.5$ 19 -----
Dirge Amplifier (Undying) 2.5$ 17 -----
Champion of the Fire Lotus (Monkey King) 2.5$ 16 -----
Deathstitch Shaman (Witch Doctor) 2.5$ 18 -----
Spoils of the Shadowveil (Spectre) 5$ 10 -----
Scarlet Subversion (Riki) 5$ 8 -----
Whippersnapper (Snapfire) 8$ 8 -----
Shadowleaf Insurgent (Hoodwink) 10$ 4 -----
Starlorn Adjudicator (Dawnbreaker) 10$ 5 -----
Blue Horizons (Marci - Rare) 10$ 11 -----
Angel of Vex (Invoker - Rare) 15$ 4 -----
Dark Behemoth (Primal Beast - Very Rare) 25$ 4 -----
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2023.05.30 11:36 Wolven91 Do not be surprised if your SO's pet loves you more than them, it shows how much your SO loves you

Do not be surprised if your SO's pet loves you more than them, it shows how much your SO loves you
As the door to the craft opened, the wind whipped up and attacked the human stood at the centre of the ramp. Her coat, a marvel of the space-age technology, prevented any discomfort for her. The fluffy edges of her hood was merely a cosmetic addition. The internals of the coat would regulate her heat until her body was practically balmy. The neck of the coat projected hot air upwards, protecting her face from the harsh temperatures.
The team was overloaded. More members than needed, more equipment than should be required. Several ships were landing in a spiderweb-like pattern. All in all, it looked like an invasion with her and her serious face; the leader of it all. A team of ursidains with sensors were the first to descend while a reported telepath came and stood next to Leslie.
The Barsotti System had been a quiet ‘run’ for human travel. Unused by official travel or smugglers and, due to the lack of targets, pirates as well. Perfect for humans to use and reposition their populations as and when it was needed. The five human vessels that went missing over a period of time, however, was worth investigating now.
Leslie’s wife was the fifth. The first of the humans to have had a partner when they went missing. The first to have a partner that would burn entire systems to get their significant other back. Leslie was the abrupt and abrasive of the two, she didn’t mean to be assertive with everyone, it was just how she spoke. Gina, was her opposite, and the only one to be able to rein Leslie in.
When Gina was next to her, Leslie could deal with anything and anyone, now she was missing; Leslie hadn’t smiled since.
When she was told that Gina had gone missing, that had begun her campaign. With it ‘only’ being the ‘odd’ human and the fact, the run had to be kept quiet, no one had investigated why the Barsotti System had seen so many missing travellers. With Leslie barging into the Sector Administrator’s office and exploding at them, the only acceptable response was to consider the run ‘lost’ and launch a full-scale investigation and retrieval of Gina. No quiet searching, no single craft that wouldn’t be missed. All or nothing; now.
It turned out the star at the centre of the system apparently periodically sent out a wave of energy that to unprotected or light vessels, would cause them to require an emergency landing.
Leslie sneered into the swirling snow as the aliens around her worked to set up a base camp with the ship as the habitat. She didn’t care for the cause; she’d pay for the damn star to be destroyed for this.
She would find-
"Human life sign heading this way!” Called a felinoid, likewise clothed as Leslie, but carrying an array of equipment on it’s back. It held a handheld device pointed out into the murk. “She’s coming in fast!”
Leslie’s stoney face cracked, and one of hope and fear replaced it. She paced, the snow was deep, a human would sink without equipment. Had Gina salvaged a vehicle from the-
Wolves materialised from the haze. No, not wolves, giant, multilegged and multi-eyed wolves.
Guns were raised, both Leslie and the strange telepath creature shouted for them to stop. Hesitation, lowering, but not fully dropping of gun muzzles in response.
Atop the lead uber-wolf, was Gina, grinning wildly, waving merrily at the ship.
“Hey! We saw you dropping in, Sir Scrugmuffin said you were at this one!” She shouted as she dropped the distance from the uber-wolf's shoulders onto the metal ramp.
“’Sir Scrugmuffin’?” Asked Leslie, gone were her rehearsed lines or the picturesque running to one another into an embrace. Gina was just as beautiful as they day she had left the station. Her dishevelled hair and dirt marked face floored Leslie the same as they very first day she had lays eyes on her. Instead, Gina said something to the giant uber-wolf which pranced forwards and began to assault Leslie with its tongue. She protested, coughed and swiped at it, but each time it either took the hits or expertly dodged it.
“He’s the leader, I’ve been telling him all about you! He said he couldn’t wait to meet you!”
The esquinine was watching the uber-wolf carefully, but remained off to one side as it continued to wag it’s tail and slather the previously furious human relentlessly. Seemingly deep in thought.
“Said? You gone nuts already? Pah! Get off! Buu! It got in my mouth! Urgh! Help!”
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2023.05.30 11:30 timeistheonlymoney If the only reason you worked was to afford a car to get to work, you would need more than a 30% pay increase between 2021 and today to justify going to work.

The price of cars increased by 30% give or take a little depending on various factors.
Inflation is very subjective, very particular. While the government will point to a broad and curated basket of goods to calculate general inflation, your needs may vary greatly, and are very specific to you.
For example, assume for a moment that all other needs and wants have been addressed. The recent and drastic hikes in insurance, property taxes, food, rent or houses, and everything else is no bother to you. Someone else is addressing those costs for you. Imagine your #1 reason and only reason for working is to have transportation to get to work, to afford a car to go to work to afford a car to go to work to afford a car to go to work to afford a car to go to work.
Since Jan 1, 2021 you would need for your job to pay you 30% more to justify this rat race. You would actually need even more than that because while this scenario is for simplicity in understanding inflation, there are still other factors. For example, when you work 30% more to earn more or if you did receive a 30% pay increase, you will not see a 30% increase in net income to afford that car. Instead, you will pay taxes on that income, and quite likely on the latter part of it, you will pay from a higher tax bracket. Other factors that you should not forget before you make your purchase include vehicle taxes, vehicle insurance, fuel, and maintenance. All the costs of ownership also increased and some increased at more than the rate cars themselves increased.
My point isn't so much about the price of cars, but rather that all of these economic tamperings, all of these fluctuations, make it extremely difficult to understand the value of your labor, but also the value of your earnings, and what you've earned and/or stored in terms of dollars, to make any purchases.
Edit: Now, let's have some fun. Imagine that no bank, no wealthy financier, no one will loan you money to buy a car to get to work. Instead, you must save to be able to afford to buy your next car before you current car dies. Giving your money to a banker to save it is no better than planting your earnings in a jar in the back yard or putting your dollars under your mattress. Where do you store your earnings to get a return that offsets inflation at that rate for that particular need? How much of a return do you need to get to be able to afford that next car to get to work (what rate to avoid losing purchasing power on your earnings)? And finally, how long will it take you to save what you need?
Hint: Don't forget to pay taxes on gains on your savings, which aren't really gains at all, you're just trying to break even over a period of time, to avoid losing purchasing power on your past, saved earnings.
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2023.05.30 11:00 Remote-Jobs- (Hiring) Remote PPC Expert Freelance and Flexible

Job Summary:
We are hiring a remote PPC expert who can work with us on a freelance basis to set up, monitor, optimize, and track PPC campaigns on Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, LinkedIn Ads, and other PPC platforms for our clients. As a PPC expert, you will manage multiple campaigns, optimize budgets, and analyze campaign results to ensure our clients receive the best possible return on investment.
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2023.05.30 10:58 Remote-Jobs- Remote PPC Expert (Freelance and Flexible)

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We are hiring a remote PPC expert who can work with us on a freelance basis to set up, monitor, optimize, and track PPC campaigns on Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, LinkedIn Ads, and other PPC platforms for our clients. As a PPC expert, you will manage multiple campaigns, optimize budgets, and analyze campaign results to ensure our clients receive the best possible return on investment.
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2023.05.30 10:56 Ok_Butterscotch7465 Questions About Union Apprenticeship

First let me start by saying, I know that there’s no one answer to any question having to do with UA in most cases and that it varies by local.
With that being said, did you guys see a lot of overtime available during your apprenticeship (particularly years 1-3)?
I’m wanting to make a career change, and wanting to go back to being apart of a union without supervisomanagerial headaches. I left a union position in my plant to move into management and have hated it since about lunchtime on the first day. The local in my area has a phenomenal pay scale for the area once you’re at journeyman level, but they don’t publish apprenticeship %s - not sure if this is common or not.
Long story short, I plan to apply for an HVAC apprenticeship here soon - getting all of my transcripts and post secondary course paperwork in order this week. Unfortunately to start in HVAC, I would be taking a pretty significant paycut. If I started at 50% of Journeyman wage, I’ll be going down by about $13 an hour. It would be worth it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an enormous struggle up front. Essentially, I am wondering if I can expect the OT I would need to pay my bills (15-30 hours a week) during my apprenticeship, or If I will need to find a part time job on the higher paying side for my area before I would officially start the union program.
Bonus - If you’re comfortable sharing, how much do you make, where are you located, and how long have you been in the trade?
Thanks for any advice/help you can provide.
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2023.05.30 10:54 Remote-Jobs- Remote PPC Expert (Freelance and Flexible)

Job Summary:
We are hiring a remote PPC expert who can work with us on a freelance basis to set up, monitor, optimize, and track PPC campaigns on Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, LinkedIn Ads, and other PPC platforms for our clients. As a PPC expert, you will manage multiple campaigns, optimize budgets, and analyze campaign results to ensure our clients receive the best possible return on investment.
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2023.05.30 10:38 givemesomecheesecake Electronics, Furniture, Clothing, and More! Get a Commission If You Help Me Sell

General Info

Pickup Location: Bentley Park Subdivision, Antipolo City, Rizal
Mode of Payment: Gcash / Bank Transfer (UnionBank / BPI / Maya) / Cash
Available for Pickup or Shipping only. Please read more about the shipping details in the "Notes" section.
- - For shipping orders, you must pay first before receiving the item/s.
- - For pickup orders, we can meet at the said location and do the transaction there.



Here is the link to the list of items for sale:
Inside, you will see sheet tabs with the names of each category: Electronics, Furniture, Appliance, Clothing&Acc, General, Giveaways
By going through each tab, you will see items listed as follows:
Item Code / Item Name / Description / Status1 / Original Price2 / Current Market Price3 / Offer Price4 / Photo Link / Price Reference



Get a Commission if you help me sell5
Items that cost 100 - 500 Pesos: Fixed 50 Pesos Commission
Items that cost 501 - 1000 Pesos: Fixed 100 Pesos Commission
Items that cost greater than 1000 Pesos: Commission equivalent to 10% of Sell Price



1 Status will indicate whether the item is still available or is already sold.
2 Original Price: Items that have no value in their original price mean that I cannot remember the price or find the receipt anymore.
3 Current Market Price is aligned with the lowest market price being sold by the brand itself or by their authorized resellers based on my research.
- - If you find a much lower market price than what is listed, please post the link in the comments section so that everyone can verify it and then I can change the price accordingly.
- - If there is no value in the current market price, it might mean that the item is phased out, or is considered antique, or is listed in bulk.
4 Offer Price is exclusive of shipping fee. The buyer will shoulder the shipping fee (except for bulk-buy orders as stated in the "P.P.S." section below).
- - You can comment your counteroffer below. I will only accept reasonable and logical counteroffers.
5 Commissions can be stacked or accumulated. Commissions will be paid to the referrer once I receive the payment of the buyer.
Giveaways are only eligible for people who buy at least one item. This may change as the sale progresses.


Other Notes:

I will be updating the google sheet file to reflect which items have been already sold or if there are any other necessary changes.
You can check it every now and then because I'll be inputting more items each day and probably mark-down items randomly.
Please be patient if I take too long to reply to your inquiry because I'm also in the process of inputting more info about the items, taking pictures, and sorting out which items need to be disposed of.
Take note that the highest bidder and the first to make a deal will always win.


Reasons for selling:

- My mother and I recently transferred to a smaller apartment. We need to declutter to be able to live comfortably.
- We will use the proceeds to acquire the necessary equipment, ingredients, and packaging to kickstart our business of selling custard tarts.



It would be great if you upvote this post so that it will be more visible.
I'm hoping to sell/declutter all of these before June 30, 2023, as I plan to focus more on the business in July.
Once I dispose of everything, I will make a separate post about offering a free taste of my signature custard tart.
- - The custard tarts are not the traditional ones you see being sold in the Philippines or around the world.
- - Mine have a crispier crust and a creamier custard center (if you eat them hot) which is not too sweet but still full of flavor.
- - Another distinguishing factor is that my custarts (yes, I call them that) have a relatively low calorie count by weight compared to the traditional ones, or to other well-known snacks/desserts like donuts and cakes.
- - The quantity/scale of the free taste will depend on the proceeds of this sale. I'm looking to give away 100+ pieces of custard tarts if I am able to get 60k pesos or more from this sale this June.
- - This is my way to thank fellow redditors for helping me with this strenuous activity of mass decluttering.



Do you know someone who is willing to bulk buy 100+ unused, and preloved items for 80,000 pesos? (inclusive of free shipping!)
Get an 8,000-peso commission if you refer me to the person and we settle for a transaction.
The buyer also has the option to bulk-pick specific items and we'll just lower the special price and commission accordingly depending on how many he/she will get.
Take note that the said special price is inclusive of free shipping wherein the items are securely packed in new balikbayan boxes and are delivered to your home through a truck (for metro manila people or kung hanggang saan man kayang magdeliver yung truck).


For your reference, all of the items are cumulatively worth 200,000+ pesos (see the spreadsheet for proof. you can also countercheck the current market prices of brand-new items and compare them to the marked-down prices of my items.)
I am offering a special price of 80,000 pesos for all these items because it is much more convenient for me and would eliminate all of the burden of going through multiple transactions.
The buyer would ultimately save 120,000+ pesos.
Take note that the said special price may change depending on if some items are already bought or if I would put more items for sale.
Please just check the comments section and/or the spreadsheet for the updated prices.


You can offer this to a couple on a budget who recently acquired a home and are looking to buy well-kept furniture, appliances, electronics, and clothing with a huge discount.
You can also simply buy these wholesale and re-sell them individually for a higher price and ultimately make a profit.
There may be many more people you know who might need this bulk sale. Just don't be afraid to approach and offer these to them.
Isipin mo, may commission ka na, nakatulong ka pa (at syempre makakakuha ka rin ng free taste ng custard tarts ko - see the "P.S." section for more info).
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2023.05.30 10:32 Weekly-Life-Second GDPR violation in UK and EU.

In the EU and the UK, when treating user data you have to follow rules. These state that you should inform transparently the users on how their data was processed, that you have to follow a fair process, and that you can't rely on automatic system taking decisions that could affect the users legally. I think that any single disabled account, with a single alert message that is generic and does not actually explain anything (they should state what community standards were actually violated, etc.). I am afraid that they are disabling users account rather than having to admit that their systems had a security breach and notifying the users of security breaches. That is also compulsory by GDPR rules. So, rather than committing just one GDPR violation, they prefer to commit other three or four for each account that was involved in the security breach. GDPR violations, especially on this scale are sanctioned by fines. And Facebook is not new being sanctioned by the EU authorities for GDPR violations, again at a massive scale.
Suggestions: 1) sorry to inform you, but simply you can't trust Facebook to be run responsibly or depend on it for any business purposes. If you do, your business is at the mercy of imbeciles. 2) do not buy physical products that depend for their use on a Facebook account or anything related to Meta, in general. 4) There has been at least one instance of a success in taking Facebook to court, but I would consider that an exception and the economic damage suffered was minimal (10K was the recognised value of the compromised account, and probably the case succeeded because it was about disabling the account of a lawyer giving assistance to other Facebook users and owning two rather successful Facebook pages. The court decided that an average value of a Facebook account was worth around 100 euros, so this case was exceptional. I would not pay an Italian lawyer to follow the case, unless you can gladly throw money away (but, legally speaking, you would be right in sueing). 5) avoid the low-life and all those who proclaim themselves to be hackers capable of solving the case. These might even be some actual Facebook employees trying to bend the rules, and make you pay in order to give you what it is owned to you for free, but I would bet that these are the same sort of bottom feeders that profits by selling followers, use bots, and got your account disabled in the first place. They offer a quick relief to your pain, but can't deliver (and all the endorsements you see about their services are fake). 6) If you live in the UK or EU, as in general you can't proceed with the General Attorney rule, it would be probably worth filing a complaint about GDPR breaches (if I remember right, the minimum fine, per breach exceeds 60K and last fine imposed to Facebook was worth 1 billion euros). 7) If you work in tech (I do) you know what products do not rely on for user authentication, and I would say that in general, depending on social media for a product or an application is not a great idea in general and much less so if it involves Facebook. 8) The company inspires no trust in being well directed, and is loosing users, besides being considered obsolete by younger generations. The Meta 3D universe is a gigantic fiasco, everyone who attempted that in the past failed spectacularly and Meta is even technically abysmal. If you own Meta shares, I don't think they are going to gain, and I would be selling them before they fall even further. If you can, take a short position with their shares.
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2023.05.30 10:09 tophyx0 WIBTA for quitting my "dream job" at the zoo after my best friend [26f] paid and helped me out so much at getting it?

I [24f] felt a strong desire to become a zookeeper about halfway through college - I went in not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, but after attending a zookeeper guest talk put on by one of the clubs and talking to them and thinking about it more I thought I finally found something I could be happy doing with my life.
It was too late to switch my major though, and I had already accepted a different internship that summer, and with how competitive the zoo field is now I knew it would be tough and possibly require some interning after graduation.
One friend I'd met around here through my inquiry into the profession (not a keeper, but has a keeper friend) was super helpful to me and my best friend to this day. She was excited to help me out, put me in touch with this farmyard animal rescue to intern at after graduation to build up a resume, and even offered to let me live with her for free and helped pay for my food/expenses after graduation till I got my first keeper job.
Well, after a lot of hard work and interviewing and despairing I finally got an offer from a large accredited zoo - the zoo her friend works at.
Now I'm 4 months into it and I'm not sure I'm cut out for this.
They have me working with penguins and seals. I was excited at first and wondered why more experienced keepers would leave those roles open for a newcomer. I soon found out why. I find fish scales in my hair and inside my clothes and boots and pockets in places I'd never think possible. The stench has gotten into my car, home, and seemingly everything I own.
It's not just that it's hard work and low pay - I expected all that. Working in the hot sun or pouring rain, heavy lifting, etc. I learned to deal with all that at the farm internship. But I feel like my love of animals has changed somehow, like I've grown to be resentful of the animals I work with for ruining my life, even though I care about them and would hate to quit and never see them again, I don't know...when I see how all the other keepers never complain and seem to love the animals unconditionally it makes me wonder if I don't belong here.
I didn't anticipate the toll that feeling disgusting 24/7 would have on my mental health. And I'm sick of hearing about how "oh there's this trick that gets it off..." I've tried all of them. None of it works. I was just hearing 2 keepers in the break room discussing this problem and one said "Oh yeah such-and-such was a game changer in keeping the car smelling fresh." Meanwhile she reeks so strongly of cat dung and urine from 10 feet away that it's making me sick. She stinks. I stink.
I kind of want to leave and pursue something else, but I do feel guilty, both for the animals and because my friend sacrificed and helped a lot to help me get here. WIBTA for throwing her efforts out the window?
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