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2019.11.22 01:25 quiprr HowDoesKarmaWork

How does Reddit Karma work? The long lost secret... Feel free to post memes, theories, and shitposts (that pertain to reddit karma) but don't abuse it.
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2013.09.20 16:18 MindOfEvilTL Laser Cleaning Porn

Demonstrations of laser cleaning technology.
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2008.12.03 19:34 How does this work

How does this work? Kind of like /whatisthis
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2023.06.04 21:48 splityoassintwo Is accurate calibration of LG OLED still impossible?

I spent a lot of time recently trying to use a ColorChecker Display Plus to calibrate my C2. I've tried Calman Home for LG and Colourspace. Calman does show that post calibration results are better (delta E <3), but while learning Colourspace I found this:
Standard RGB OLED displays work well for SDR use, requiring no additional white pixel. Adding the white pixel cause volumetric issues throughout the whole brightness range (including SDR), and causes serious issues with HDR. While the SDR issues can be calibrated out with a high-density 3D LUT via an external LUT box, the HDR issues cannot.
In very simple terms, this means that WOLEDs can never be accurately calibrated for HDR, due to a lack of colour volume...
Source: https://www.lightillusion.com/calibration_issues.html
Is this information still correct? Is accurate calibration of WOLED in HDR still impossible? Is it worth calibrating SDR if I don't have an external LUT box?
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2023.06.04 21:48 Moist-Truth-157 CGMBS Letter

Hello all, I am going to start the process for the CGMBS. Do any of you guys know if there is a template letter of authenticity for the CGMBS? or letter format to have the lab director sign? I am trying to write one but not sure how to or what to include.
Requirement:
‘Official verification of training or work experience must be on letterhead and signed by the training coordinator or laboratory director, and must show the beginning and ending dates of the training or experience. This information should cover all areas in which the rotation was completed with a description of the clinical laboratory tests or examinations performed. Document can be uploaded during the online application process’
Thanks!
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2023.06.04 21:48 Moist-Truth-157 CGMBS Letter

Hello all, I am going to start the process for the CGMBS. Do any of you guys know if there is a template letter of authenticity for the CGMBS? or letter format to have the lab director sign? I am trying to write one but not sure how to or what to include.
Requirement:
‘Official verification of training or work experience must be on letterhead and signed by the training coordinator or laboratory director, and must show the beginning and ending dates of the training or experience. This information should cover all areas in which the rotation was completed with a description of the clinical laboratory tests or examinations performed. Document can be uploaded during the online application process’
Thanks!
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2023.06.04 21:48 Tiny_Intention_6758 How does one earn karma

I only use this account to borrow memes.but now I want to post somewhere and it says it needs a flair but there is drop down menu for it. So I'm thinking I might need more karma in order to post
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2023.06.04 21:48 manelaban Different audio and subtitles language? [PC, Steam]

Hi all,
Is there a way to use different spoken language and subtitles (ex. characters speak in English while the subtitles and interface are in Polish)?
I've found an old guide and an old Steam discussion, but none of it seems to work anymore as the characters remain completely mute while the subtitles are rolling.
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2023.06.04 21:47 mrclark121 Understanding The Foundation & Gains From Dihexa...

Understanding The Foundation & Gains From Dihexa...
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Recent advances in neurology and medicine have drawn attention to the molecule known as Dihexa, which is chemically described as hexanoic acid connected to tyrosine and isoleucine plus an aminohexanoic acid derivative. Dihexa was initially developed as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other mental deficiencies. It is still under investigation, however the following are some details on how it functions and some potential benefits.

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Dihexa works by attaching to c-Met hepatocyte growth factor proteins. Dihexa ignites a number of communication routes related to cell growth, durability, and mental flexibility when it joins with c-Met. These pathways, which play crucial roles in neuron development and synapse function, include the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt and mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways.
Dihexa, a recently identified chemical, offers extra positive effects. Studies reveal that Dihexa shields nerve cells against destruction brought on by toxic substances in the brain. Dihexa increases the endurance and strength of nerve cells by activating the c-Met receptor. This might help with conditions of the brain where nerve cells degrade.
Numerous mental triggers have shown that hope prevails over shrewdness. These new intellectual enhancers can improve memory, analysis, and psychological execution, according to animal research. According to theories, the ability of modern smart drugs to improve nerve cell endurance and neural flexibility adds to their effects on psychological uplift. To determine their reasonableness and security in people, more assessment is necessary in any scenario.
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Dihexa shields nerve cells from harm. According to studies, it shields neurons against harmful oxidization, lethal over-excitation, and other cellular harm. Dihexa may offer treatment prospects for neurological and mental illnesses like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease by maintaining the health and function of neurons.
The blood-brain barrier, also known as the discriminating barrier separating the gray matter from the circulating lifeblood, is crossed by Dihexa. Dihexa is able to immediately influence neurons and produce its neural-fortifying and cognition-amplifying effects thanks to this journey outside the selective membrane.
While Dihexa appears promising in early studies, its long-term effects and unexpected adverse effects are still unknown. No matter the treatment, significant study is needed to determine both its advantages and its safety for certain people.
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2023.06.04 21:47 Regg42 How to inject a dll into x86 process?

I have a DLL that works correctly when injected into x64 processes, however when I compile it to x86 and inject it into a x32 process its DllMain never gets called.
I have been able to **replicate **this issue with a "clean" project, I'm TESTING injecting the dll on windows media player which is an x32 exe its located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
The "clean" project dll source is just:
#include  
BOOL APIENTRY DllMain( HMODULE hModule, DWORD ul_reason_for_call, LPVOID lpReserved) { switch (ul_reason_for_call) { case DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH: case DLL_THREAD_ATTACH: case DLL_THREAD_DETACH: case DLL_PROCESS_DETACH: break; } OutputDebugString(L"DllMain"); return TRUE; }
And this is how i'm injecting the dll:
void injectDLL(DWORD processID, const std::string& dllPath) 
{ // Open the target process. HANDLE processHandle = OpenProcess(PROCESS_ALL_ACCESS, FALSE, processID); if (!processHandle) { std::cout << "Failed to open process"; return; }
// Allocate memory in the target process. LPVOID remoteMemory = VirtualAllocEx(processHandle, NULL, dllPath.length(), MEM_COMMIT, PAGE_READWRITE); if (!remoteMemory) { std::cout << "Failed to allocate memory in the remote process"; CloseHandle(processHandle); return; } // Write the path of the DLL to be injected into the allocated memory in the target process. if (!WriteProcessMemory(processHandle, remoteMemory, dllPath.c_str(), dllPath.length() * sizeof(wchar_t), NULL)) { std::cout << "Failed to write path to the remote process memory"; VirtualFreeEx(processHandle, remoteMemory, 0, MEM_RELEASE); CloseHandle(processHandle); return; } // Get the address of the LoadLibraryW function. LPVOID loadLibraryAddress = GetProcAddress(GetModuleHandle(L"kernel32.dll"), "LoadLibraryW"); if (!loadLibraryAddress) { std::cout << "Failed to get the address of LoadLibraryW"; VirtualFreeEx(processHandle, remoteMemory, 0, MEM_RELEASE); CloseHandle(processHandle); return; } // Create a remote thread in the target process HANDLE remoteThread = CreateRemoteThread(processHandle, NULL, 0, (LPTHREAD_START_ROUTINE)loadLibraryAddress, remoteMemory, 0, NULL); if (!remoteThread) { std::cout << "Failed to create a remote thread in the target process"; VirtualFreeEx(processHandle, remoteMemory, 0, MEM_RELEASE); CloseHandle(processHandle); return; } // Wait for the remote thread to finish. WaitForSingleObject(remoteThread, INFINITE); // Cleanup. CloseHandle(remoteThread); VirtualFreeEx(processHandle, remoteMemory, 0, MEM_RELEASE); CloseHandle(processHandle); 
}
int main() { injectDLL(51836, "D:/repos/Dll/Debug/Dll.dll"); return 0; }
The dll entry never get called, i dont understand why.
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2023.06.04 21:47 CKNoah How does the sun and moon work?

I've never understood how actual space works in the novel. I've always assumed stars were part of white/black heaven, but I don't quite grasp where the sun and moon are and how the moon revolves around the world.
It seems no person in the gu world has ever gone to outer-space, (besides THDV possibly.) I suppose the sun could be a part of white heaven and the moon be part of black heaven, but other than that my best guess is that outer-space contains every world such as Earth, the gu world, and others, based on space-escape gu.
I'm on chapter 1132 so it may just not have been explained yet.
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2023.06.04 21:47 callybeanz A few NSVs lately 🥹

Hey loseit! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day wherever you are.
Just wanted to take a moment to celebrate a few small but exciting (to me) NSVs I’ve had lately that I hope are coming your way in the not-too-distant future too.
A double whammy at work the other day: one of my coworkers very gently said to me that she wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to say but she could really see that my face looked different having lost weight. I reassured her that it was intentional and as such a well received compliment! I was delighted. And then, I’ve never considered myself to be a sporty person. Active, yes, but sporty no. We were chatting about team sports and I said how I wasn’t a sporty person and my other coworker blurted out “I think you are!”. I’ve been working hard at the gym (I’m short, it helps) and learning to lift weights (which I’ve fallen in love with). I was so thrilled to get this validation after making it a goal of mine to turn my fitness aspirations into a reality.
Other NSV — having quit drinking back at the end of December, I use an app to check in daily and make sure I stay on track with sobriety. This has gratefully been easy, but also has made losing weight quite a lot easier. The app tells me the calories I’ve saved since quitting and twice now I’ve found that my calorie savings have translated directly to the weight I’ve lost this year. As of today: 95,400 or 27.2lbs expected weight loss vs 27.8lbs actual loss. Pretty damn cool huh?! Side note that I was a binge drinker and a beer drinker — hence the dizzying calorie count 🫠🥴
If you’ve been thinking about turning your life around, I’m here to tell you that it absolutely can be done and it’s so worth it. Feeling very happy to be 3/4 of the way to my first proper goal weight, and excited to see what the future holds as a now-fit-and-healthy person. 💪🏻🫶🏻
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2023.06.04 21:47 Iceberg63 How often do Nerite snails lay eggs ? How long should i wait for Nerite female to lay eggs ?

I wanted to get some Nerite snails to clean algae but it is said that they would lay eggs in pretty much... everything and i wouldn't like that to happen.
Alot of people mentioned a really smart trick which is to put the snail in a quarantine tank and add a piece of driftwood to see if the Nerite would lay egg and if it does then the snail is outta there.
But how long should i wait since i've searched up on google that it would take a few weeks to a MONTH for Nerite snail to lay eggs and i really don't want to wait for a month just to add one single snail to my tank (3 momths for 3 Nerites- assuming i'd get all males in a row). How long does a Nerite female usually lay egg ? Would a week pretty much be enough to validate that it's not a female ?
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2023.06.04 21:47 Harbinger_51 I started working at a new airport to get away from the mayhem. I just found a new kind.

I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but the last few years have been wild for airline travel. It seems like not even a week can pass before a new viral video is circulating the internet, showcasing some idiot on a plane or airport screaming, shouting, and even starting fights with other passengers and flight staff for no apparent reason.
I’m sure it’s entertaining when you’re sitting at home and come across these videos while casually scrolling through Reddit or Twitter. You might laugh, or shake your head at the stupidity and not give it a second thought. Unfortunately, this isn’t an option when you’re the one on the job.
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve had to call security to deal with a rowdy or straight-up violent customer in the airport over the last couple of years. Most of the time, the things that set people off are surprisingly minor and avoidable issues.
They want to board now but it wasn’t their turn so they start harassing me and my co-workers. Another passenger looked at them funny so they get into a screaming match. A baby is crying so the grown adult starts whining even louder. The person in front of them took the last chocolate donut with sprinkles from the airport bakery so they start throwing punches.
You would not believe the stuff I’ve seen. Needless to say, I got tired of it. Getting up to go to work, wondering what kind of unhinged maniac was going to make a problem for me lost its appeal. So, I started to look for a new job.
A few weeks into the job search, I began to get doubtful that I would find a suitable replacement. Seeing as my only tangible skills and experience were in the airline industry, I didn’t have much more than other airline jobs within realistic reach. Though I didn’t have a problem with relocation, if it meant I was going to end up in another major airport, I had no interest.
During one 3 am job search after my long shift at the airport, running on nothing but the jittery movements from the room-temperature coffee, I found a new job listing. One Pine Airport, a rural airport in the midwest. I sat up and took another sip of coffee. The pictures for the place gave an idea of the size and it looked tiny. Only a couple of runways, a single terminal, and a cute internal design reflective of the forestry that surrounded it. Perfect for me, I thought. I imagined there would not be nearly as many people to deal with.
I scrolled down to the job details and to my relief, it was for the exact same job I had already been doing. The only difference was that it required frequent night shifts. I had done plenty of night shifts before, but doing a few more of them made no difference to me. Surprisingly listed was the pay. I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were offering more starting than I was being paid at the airport I had been at for over three years.
Now wide awake, I eagerly uploaded my resume, filled out all of the application questions, and even spent the next hour crafting an unnecessary cover letter. I headed to bed with the hope that my days at overflowing airports might be over. The next day as I was getting ready for work, I opened my phone to scroll through notifications and check emails.
To my disbelief, I had one from the job I had applied for only hours earlier. The manager at the airport, who had posted the job, requested an interview over Zoom. I quickly replied and we settled on a time during my lunch break that very day.
The first few hours of work breezed by and as I boarded flight after flight of passengers, I couldn’t help but think about the upcoming interview. When it came time, I was nervous as hell but my fears were diffused within the first minute. A bald, well-kept, and well-dressed man joined the meeting room and greeted me with a warm smile. He introduced himself as James.
I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly interviewer. He welcomed me and after some small talk and a few questions about my relevant experience, he gave an overview of the job's details, that being the same job I already had with better pay but more frequent night shifts. No problem with me. After affirming that I knew all the details of the job, James cracked another wide, friendly smile and asked an unexpected question.
“When can you start?”
I spit the out sip of coffee I had just taken back into the cup. I looked back up at James and tried to find the right words but I was unprepared.
“You uh… aren’t gonna give me a call back like later or something? Don’t you have more interviews and… and paperwork waiting to clear and, and…?”
James waved his hand dismissively at his webcam.
“You’re the only applicant we have, and we couldn’t have asked for a better one. As for the paperwork and such, we’ll figure that out when we figure it out. The job is yours, whenever you can start, that is. Preferably soon?”
Though the feelings of shock and confusion remained, they were pushed to the side by my excitement. Throughout the remainder of our conversation, James and I reviewed our schedules and set up a start date before ending the call. I sat back in my break room chair with a sigh of disbelief and a chuckle.
I am well aware that it is standard to give at least a two-week notice to your employer and moving across states for a job is supposed to take quite a bit of planning but I was dying to get out of my current job. Through both eagerness and maybe a little stupidity, we settled on a day only a little over a week away.
At the end of my shift that day, I let my manager know I had to be done in a week. Though she wasn’t happy, she assured me it wouldn’t be a problem.
My final day was nothing short of horrendous. A couple had come up, demanding and screaming that I refund their tickets for no apparent reason. On top of that, they still wanted to fly. After hearing that no, they would not be able to fly for zero cost, the husband, followed by the wife, both started shouting threats. Security was quickly called to the terminal.
As soon as they arrived, I checked my watch to find that my shift was over. I let out a sigh of relief and excitedly walked away. As deprived of sleep as I was, with a long and undoubtedly stressful drive ahead of me, I was still more energetic and in higher spirits than I had been in a long time.
Surprisingly, the drive went off without a hitch. I arrived earlier than expected and checked into the motel room I rented for the week so I had time to get the move figured out. After dumping a few boxes of personal items and a suitcase of clothes into the room, I turned off the lights. I passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.
I energetically awoke that evening to prepare myself for my first shift. I quickly got dressed and started the drive in hopes of arriving plenty early. Naively, I hadn’t considered how my unfamiliarity with the roads would slow me down, and after a staggering amount of wrong turns, I arrived at the little airport with only minutes to spare.
The airport was even smaller in person than I had imagined it to be from the pictures. I quickly walked through the entrance and was greeted by the small team of security. After notifying them that I was there for work and that James had been waiting for me, they hurried me through without so much as a question. The security, the architecture, the beautiful scenery that surrounded it, nothing about this airport couldn’t have felt more welcoming.
I walked through to find the single terminal inside, devoid of any passengers, with James sitting behind a counter at the end. After a moment he looked up and upon making eye contact with me, his tired face lit up. I was about to apologize for my tardiness but didn’t have the chance as he rushed to show me the employee locker room where he had my new employee uniform and badge waiting inside my very own locker. He told me to get changed and to meet him outside right away.
I did as he asked and within a couple of minutes, I walked out to find him back behind the console at the counter, gathering his belongings. He noticed me approaching and glanced up, thanking me for showing up and starting so soon as he handed me a fresh cup of coffee. He also apologized for not being able to stick around long for my shift but he sounded sure that he wasn’t all that worried.
“I have to be going now, I’ve been on duty for 17 hours. I know you’re plenty familiar with our systems and software, you know what you’re doing.”
He assured me with a pat on the back before walking out from the desk. He turned and added
“It’ll be a quiet night for you anyway. No flights scheduled. Just sit back, relax, and uh... Oh yeah. Most importantly, I nearly forgot”.
He reached into his bag and pulled out a single sheet of laminated paper and held it in front of me.
“Give this a read as soon as you can. Go over it a few times if you need, don’t deviate from it”.
I took it but before I could even get a look, I noticed James begin to walk toward the exit, along with every single one of the security guards and the cashier who had just closed down the only shop in the airport. I then noticed that all of the scanners and metal detectors at the security gate were shut off. I started to panic.
“Hey! James? Where is everyone going?”
I shouted. The first words I had managed to speak to my new boss since arriving. He stopped and turned back again
“Oh yeah. Another thing I ought to have mentioned. Everyone except whoever is working the night shift in, well, your position takes off right around now. Don’t worry, security will be back sometime around 5 am. You’ve got this place to yourself. Grab a magazine from the little store in there if you get bored. Feel free to snag yourself a couple of snacks too”.
He began to walk away again before briefly turning and pointing at me.
“But before you do anything, read that list. You’ll need it”.
I stood, dumbfounded as I watched my new boss along with all of the other airport staff leave. I started to wrap my head around the fact that I had an empty airport to myself for 10 hours, with nothing to do and no one to deal with, all while I was getting paid the highest wage I had ever earned.
As much as thinking about it delighted me, I turned my attention turned toward the sheet of paper I almost forgot I was holding on to. James said to follow whatever list was on it, so I figured I ought to take a look. I walked behind the airport counter and sank into one of the seats behind it. I took a sip of coffee and finally took a serious look.
A total of 6 rules were neatly spaced on the sheet.
Rule 1: All lights in the airport are to stay on at all times. If one is off, or if you are to accidentally turn one off, turn it back on as soon as possible. If a light seems to be broken or is out and unable to turn back on, calmly exit the area. Report the outage to James or maintenance when possible. Do not listen to the sounds. Do not listen to the voices.
Rule 2: Rule 2 pertains to rainy or stormy weather. If it is raining or storming outside, disregard rules 3, 4, and 5. They will not be a concern during these types of weather conditions. Stay inside at all times. Do not use the men’s restroom and avoid going near it entirely if possible.
Rule 3: Sometime between 11 pm and 1 am, a young woman will walk out of the women’s restroom. She will enter the terminal and sit, occasionally getting up to walk around or change seats. Her name is Elizabeth. She will attempt to make conversation but you must not reciprocate. You may look at her, you may give nonverbal communication such as a head nod, you may write as a means of communication, or you may shake her hand but do not speak to her. If you refuse to speak to her, Elizabeth should be gone within a few hours. If you happen to make such a mistake, go to the men’s restroom and wait for her to leave.
Rule 4: At around one or two in the morning, a janitor in blue coveralls will arrive at the front entrance. Crack open the door and ask for his name. If he says his name is Simon, let him in. If he gives you any name other than Simon, shut the door and lock it without another word and walk away. If the janitor is Simon, he will attend to the janitorial needs of the airport. If he asks to clean where you are standing, oblige him. Simon will not interfere with your duties otherwise. He is not hostile or dangerous. You may engage in conversation with Simon. He will leave the same way he came when he feels it is necessary.
Rule 5: At around 3 am, you may notice that a black and red Cessna Skyhawk has landed on one of the airstrips. You will never see it land, and you will never see it take off. It will just appear when you’re not looking. After spotting the plane for the first time, do not look at it again. Avoid looking in its general direction if at all possible. There is a picture of the exact plane displayed inside the terminal, behind the counter.
Rule 6: Later in the night but sometime before dawn, a group of men claiming to be from TSA may arrive at the airport. They will have their own key and let themselves in. Some could be armed. Often, they exhibit panicked behavior. They may search through the airport, sweep room to room, and ask questions. They are permitted to search anywhere in the main airport building that they please, and you may oblige to any questioning but under no circumstances are they permitted to enter the sky bridge. They will not enter without verbal approval and they cannot harm you.
After reading over it a few times, I set the laminated sheet down and leaned back further into my seat before taking a long sip of coffee, wondering what on earth I had just read. I hadn’t taken James to be the imaginative type. Most of all, I hadn’t taken him to be anywhere near the unprofessional type. Though as I thought about it, it was unusual how rushed this all was and how he left in such a hurry, leaving so few details.
I began to wonder if I was being pranked, I considered that maybe this was all some sort of messed up joke or setup. I ruled that out pretty quickly. This was, in fact, a real airport. I had done plenty of research by the time I got here. At least a few real flights were coming in or going out each day. James has been working here for years and I couldn’t think of a reason why he would jeopardize his job or reputation just to get a scare out of me.
After chuckling to myself at the absurdity of my situation, I decided to indulge and see what would happen. Maybe it was a “test” for me as a new employee. Maybe James wanted to see if I could follow orders.
After glancing at the list once more and realizing the impact rule 2 had on the number of things I would have to keep track of, I brought up my phone to check the forecast. Clear skies, not a chance for rain or storms all night. Great, I thought to myself. I had to watch out for these Elizabeth and Simon characters to show up and I suppose “not” be on the lookout for a random plane to appear on the runway.
I stood up and grabbed my coffee, walking to the glass panes. I took another sip from my cup while admiring the lit runways along the airfield. It sure was a pretty nice sight. As I was raising my cup to finish what was left, I began to hear the click of shoes on the floor somewhere behind me.
Startled, I spun around abruptly, dropping my cup and spilling the remainder of the coffee in the process. At the other end of the terminal seating stood a young woman, around her mid-twenties in my estimation. She was holding two large leather suitcases in each hand and had an old-fashioned sense of style with a skirt and heels. Most surprising was her stunning beauty and welcoming smile.
“Oh I’m sorry dear, didn’t mean to scare you”
She expressed with a sincere tone. I opened my mouth, ready to assure her that everything was fine but I stopped myself. I recalled the list. At this point, I was certain that she was here at James’s request, a paid actor determined to make me break the rules. I was more determined not to. Instead, I simply fixed my posture, straightened my uniform, and looked back with a smile.
She walked to the counter where she placed her leather suitcases on the ground before closing the distance between us.
“Looks like we’ve got this fabulous airport all to ourselves. I am Elizabeth”
She said, reaching out her hand. I shook it, but she didn’t seem quite satisfied.
“And your name?”
I continued to smile and lock eye contact. Her grin grew for a moment before she remarked
“You don’t seem to be much of a talkative one”
And with that, she turned and started to walk away. I returned to my seat behind the counter, watching her closely as I did. Elizabeth proceeded to the unattended airport shop and after a couple of minutes of looking over magazine covers and occasionally taking a peek inside, she returned carrying a small stack of reading material. She approached my counter before placing a National Geographic magazine in front of me.
“I figured you might like this one. Enjoy”
She said, winking before settling on a seat in the first row of the terminal, straight across from where I had been sitting.
Remarkably, her intuition was spot on. I may have lived in cities all of my life but I loved nature, despite how little of it I had gotten to see. National Geographic was a favorite of mine, one I had been familiar with and enjoyed on work breaks from time to time. Rarely was I given this long to be able to read. I was almost tempted to break the rule and thank her for her rather thoughtful act, though I didn’t. I stuck to the rule.
The next couple of hours were uneventful. Elizabeth and I read through our magazines, occasionally looking up at each other to exchange glances and smiles. Within that time, she had attempted to get me to talk at least half a dozen more times. I almost gave in when she asked me if I wanted another magazine.
At a little past 1:30, I could hear a knock at the front entrance. Elizabeth and I both looked before she remarked
“Oh, that must be the nice cleaner man”
With a giggle before returning to her magazine. I walked over to the front doors and sure enough, there stood a man around his mid-thirties, sporting a blue janitor suit waiting patiently at the door. I unlocked the door and opened it. As he took a stride to enter, I remembered the most important detail from rule 4. I closed the door halfway and sternly commanded
“Wait”
The man looked up at me with a surprised look. I asked him the question.
“What is your name?”
The man stared back at me as an innocent smile formed on his face.
“I’m Simon!”
He announced excitedly.
“The Janitor here. Did James let you know I was coming tonight?”
I stood there for a moment, thinking over the rule, before nodding my head and opening the door once again to let him in.
Once inside, Simon walked with purpose to the janitor's closet which was positioned near the men’s restroom. I followed him somewhat suspiciously for the next few minutes as he began to clean but I eased up once I got the feeling that he was just the janitor around here and that James made up the whole “ask for his name thing” to make into one of his rules.
I returned to my counter in the terminal and continued to read. Occasionally, Simon would pass by, off to do his duties in some part of the airport or Elizabeth would stand up to look at the various pictures and paintings on display in the terminal. A good half an hour of this would go on before Simon approached the terminal counter with his mop in hand. He seemed to be eyeing up the two leather suitcases Elizabeth had set there.
Assuming he wanted to clean where they were, I got up to move them. I grabbed each one by the handle but failed to lift them off of the ground. Confused, I stepped back to see if they were stuck on something. They were not. Just two suitcases, left right where Elizabeth had set them.
I tried to lift just one. Again, I failed. I tried both hands, putting my back and legs into it with all that I had. It wouldn’t budge.
I looked back up at Simon who nodded his head in Elizabeth’s direction. I turned to look at Elizabeth, who after noticing my stare, and my apparent inability to move her luggage, smiled and stood up.
“Let me get that for you”
She insisted. With ease, she lifted both leather suitcases and moved them closer to her seat before lowering them, this time letting them drop a few inches. When they hit the ground, a boom echoed through the airport and I flinched in surprise. I looked back at Simon, who hadn’t seemed shocked at all. He just continued to mop.
I slowly made my way back to my seat, not taking an eye off Elizabeth for one second as I did. After a few minutes, she looked back up from her magazine, noticed my stare, and returned to her reading with a grin. She seemed to find my shock amusing. Eventually, Simon noticed my surprise as well. He paused his mopping and approached me before raising his head.
“I know, I know. Stick to the rules and everything will be just fine, trust me”
He stated quietly. I nodded my head in response.
Simon went back to his cleaning. A few minutes passed before Elizabeth had something new to say.
“What a remarkable aircraft!”
She exclaimed, looking out the glass panes facing the runways. I followed her gaze to the lone, black, and red airplane positioned on the runway. I turned around, looking at the picture displayed behind me. It certainly looked like a match. I turned back to the window and felt my heart sink. A silhouette of a person now stood next to the plane, facing the airport and the windows of the terminal.
“Stop looking at it”
Simon sternly muttered from behind me. I looked back at Simon who quickly cowered, seemingly ashamed to have raised his voice at me but I was grateful he had. I read over rule 5 again, specifically where it stated to not look at the plane twice. I murmured insults at myself under my breath but they didn’t have much room between my now heavy, frantic breathing. My eyes darted through the other rules. I chose to focus on that sheet of paper. At least it was something other to look at than the plane outside.
This went on for a good ten minutes or so and my breathing started to calm down. I had begun to pray in my head that whoever and whatever that was would go away when Elizabeth suddenly approached my counter. I snapped my head up in a jittery movement to make eye contact with her.
“I’m going to get some more reading material. Want another one of those?”
She asked, reaching a hand out to my National Geographic magazine. I looked up and nodded, forcing a smile. As She moved away, my gaze didn’t, and once again I found myself looking at the plane on the runway, the silhouette now standing hundreds of feet away from the plane, even closer to the building, and still staring in my direction.
Chills ran up my spine as I snapped my gaze back to my desk. I began to shake with fear and the manic breathing returned. Moments later, Elizabeth returned and placed a new magazine on the counter before running a hand over my shoulder, seemingly to comfort me. Simon then put his hand on my back.
“He’ll be gone soon and so will the plane. Just don’t look at it again”
He assured me.
“Mind if I clean here?”
He then asked.
I got up and walked to the end of the counter, watching Simon thoroughly clean the floor before I looked up and let out a soft
“Thank you”
He nodded and smiled back.
“What was that?”
Elizabeth asked. I turned towards her.
“Oh, I was just thanking Simon for-”
My error occurred to me before I could finish speaking. My eyes locked on Elizabeth as she stood up from her seat and her smile faded. Her eyes and nose began to bleed profusely as she started to sob, lightly at first, then hysterically. She let out a bellowing screech, a mix of pain and anger. She picked up one of her suitcases and hurled it at me, I barely dodged the ridiculously heavy object before it crashed into the wall behind me.
Luckily I was quick thinking this time and made a run for the men’s restroom recalling rule 3. She chased after me but I slammed the door shut in her face and locked it. Elizabeth pounded on the door with furious anger a few times but gave up quickly.
“So that’s how you dance, is it love? I can play that game”
She snickered before flipping a light switch outside of the bathroom. The clicking of her shoes faded away. A few minutes of silence passed before laughter started to become audible from the other side of the door.
One voice grew to two, two voices grew to three, three grew to ten. While others continued their now hysterical laughing, some began to scream. I crumbled to the floor, covering my ears as the voices went on, only stopped by another flip of the switch. Light beamed through the bottom of the door.
“It’s over now. She’s gone, and so is the plane. I’ve gotta be getting out of here soon”
Simon’s calm and friendly voice called out. I reluctantly exited the bathroom and followed him back to the counter, where he had prepared another coffee for me.
“Wish I could have done more there but you’ll come to find out that when Elizabeth gets angry, you just gotta let her do her thing”.
I looked up at him, still with my distraught face, at a loss for words. Over the next few minutes, Simon finished cleaning Elizabeth’s blood from the floor before putting everything back into the janitor's closet. He looked down at his watch.
“I better get out of here. Good luck with the rest of your night. I hope I’ll be seeing you soon”.
He said, letting out a sigh as he again looked at me in pity. I think he knew how shaken up I was. It was like he had seen people in my position before. Something told me he doesn’t have a choice on when he leaves. After I watched him exit the door, I returned to my seat behind the counter. I began to feel alone and afraid, but the loneliness wouldn’t last at least.
Only minutes after Simon left, the doors swung open and men in tactical gear, most of which had their faces covered in masks and goggles, rushed through the door. I sprung back up from my seat and watched as they did, with not much else I could do. They swept room to room, checking every nook and cranny at gunpoint, ignoring my existence at first.
As they cleared the entire building, the twenty or so armed men made their way to the terminal seating area. A lone man in a suit, whom I had not noticed enter, made his way to the front of the group.
“I’m with TSA, I’m going to need you to answer some questions for me”
He demanded. I nodded in affirmation.
“How many individuals have you seen in this airport since the security team left the building?”
“Besides myself, 2 Inside, one outside”
I answered confidently.
“Was the individual outside next to a black and red Cessna Skyhawk?”
“Yes”
I again responded confidently. The man in the suit nodded and paused for a moment before making another demand.
“We’re going to need to search the air bridge”.
I glanced back at the sheet of rules on the counter. Making sure I had read it right before. I took a step forward and straightened my uniform.
“No”
I replied. The man in the suit looked irritated.
“If you do not step aside and give us permission to search, I’m afraid I’ll have to detain you”.
Already tired and worn out, I wasn’t going to break the last rule. I decided to give a not-so-smart remark to the man in the suit
“Looking a little well-armed for TSA, wouldn’t you agree?”
He ignored my comment.
“Last chance, step aside”
“No”
Again, irritated by my response, the man in the suit turned to his right and raised his chin to give a signal. Gunshots rang out and I collapsed to the floor. I felt as though my life left my body before it all faded to black.
The next thing I remembered was the feeling of my hand gripping a water bottle. Then came James’s voice.
“I see you made it through the first night intact. Looks like you got to meet Simon. He’s a nice guy, you’ll get to like him. And Elizabeth, she’s…well, she’s something else, isn’t she?”
I opened my eyes and looked up at James.
“Am I dead?”
I asked in a raspy voice. James chuckled in return.
“No! No, you did great. You’re fine. It does, however, look like you might have been a little assertive to our undead TSA special forces wannabes. I would recommend sticking with the less aggressive tone and word choices, maybe I ought to edit that into the rules sheet… In any case, they can’t hurt you but they can still get a jump out of you, as you saw”.
Once again, I was at a loss for words. I slowly made my way back to my feet from the ground and looked at the sunrise over the airfield. James held out an envelope for me. I opened it, revealing a stack of crisp $100 bills.
“A little bonus for your first night. It sure is a lot to go through for the first time but I promise, you get used to it all”.
I turned to James with an angry look and finally spoke up.
“What the hell is wrong with you? What makes you think it’s okay to put someone through this without any warning? I'm done, keep your damn money. I’m gonna go call the cops”.
I started to walk towards the exit when James stepped in front of me.
“Look, I know it isn’t fair for you but it wasn’t fair for me either. It wasn’t fair for any of us. It’s not okay, I know. But what do you expect me to do? Someone needs to be here for the night shift. You wouldn’t believe any of this if I told you ahead of time. You would have thought I was some sort of nutjob and the police will think of you the same if you tell them. I needed you to see it for yourself”
James was starting to get worked up and stoppeto breatheth before continuing.
“This money is yours, no strings attached. You’re free to leave now and never come back, there will be no shame in it”
I also started to calm down but I couldn’t bring myself to look James in the eye yet.
“If you choose to stay, I’ll see you in my office to finish up your paperwork”.
And with that, James walked away. Facing the front of the airport, I watched the first passengers of the day come through the entrance. I just stood there for a few minutes. Whether I was ready for this job or not, I knew right then I sure as hell wasn’t going back to another overcrowded city airport.
I turned and headed for James’s office.
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2023.06.04 21:47 LightofJah Any parents here who are completely alone? How do you make it work?

The few people I interact with all have various forms of social support whether it’s a partner, family or friends, and they’re able to “make it” so to speak.
I don’t have those kinds of support raising my young child. How do other parents who are completely alone get by?
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2023.06.04 21:47 not_yer_momma Embarking on risky glue removal procedure

I have two shopping bags full of thrifted Monster High dolls with varying levels of glue hair, some are missing limbs and some have stains, so I decided to take the worst ones and experiment.
First I soaked them in really hot water, then I ripped off their heads, then I threw all the heads back into the really hot water and let them soak until glue boogers started coming out, and then I squeezed the heads until more glue boogers came out. My goal is to get most of the glue out, I know it'll loosen the hair too, but my plan is to let them dry w/o combing their hair - inside glue first - outside glue last.
Once all the inner glue seems to be out, and they are dry, I will re glue the plugs with fabric-tac and treat it like a reroot from there on -I hope that I can get the glue out of the hair and not ruin the new glue, but we'll see. Has anyone tried anything similar? How did it work out? I really don't want to use talk or baby powder and that glue will just keep seeping as long as it's still in there and I am too lazy to do full reroots on like 30 dolls -
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2023.06.04 21:47 Zyrex99 How Does Evil Ryu Preform in crusade full built + F2P teams for Cyr

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2023.06.04 21:47 gambaguice I feel defeated, vehicles of donations later and we are still cluttered!

I’ve gotten rid of about 20 initial XL trash bags worth of items in the last few years from my childhood room.
For reference, it was a very tiny room that just barely fit a twin bed and desk. I had to wade through garbage until I moved out.
Since then, I’ve moved 5 times and have gotten rid of 10+ garbage bags each time.
On move 4, my husband and I moved about 35’ of combined uhaul to our new 500 sq ft home.
We had to significantly downsize. We got rid of nearly all of our furniture and Marie Kondo’d an additional 15 trash bags of small stuff. The rest we very creatively jam packed into the house.
This last move we Marie Kondo’d AGAIN and we are finally down to a reasonable amount of stuff.
We rarely buy anything. We get new clothes (like, a shirt or two) maybe 2x a year. We wear shoes until they wear out and replace them. Most things in our home are 1 in 1 out. Our family doesn’t give us “stuff” for holidays since they know we hate it.
My question is that even though I feel like we’ve done near everything possible, how do we still have such a messy and cluttered home?!!! There’s always something that doesn’t have a home.
I feel like every time I turn around our house looks like a tornado came through. We clean constantly and it’s just two adults working from home.
Do we really need to go down to the barest amount of items, get rid of decor, books, art, etc. to get to the point that cleaning becomes possible?
Everyone we know keeps a tidy home all the time and it feels nearly impossible. We were thinking about opening a brick and mortar for our business, but the idea of keeping two locations tidy makes me want to faint!
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2023.06.04 21:47 InnerTaro18 How does something like a cooler Team work?

Hey im pretty New to dokkan and heard that a cooler Team should be pretty strong but how if they dont link cuz they are the same
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2023.06.04 21:47 Acronyms_R_Us The Idea of a career vs the actual career

Does anybody else struggle with the idea, or the overall goal of a career, but struggle with all of the side tasks that career involves? I have always had trouble pinning down “what I’m good at.” I will do really well with the main objective of a career or job, but then certain side tasks or obligations will completely overwhelm me and I become anxious or disinterested and just keep putting it off or going so anxious I just up and stop. For example (and this is a fictional example), it’d be like being a vet and knowing meds and how to treat animals for everything you can think…but then the financials, contracts for renting the building, or sending out appointment reminders and other frivolous stuff will just swallow me up. Is anyone else like this and has anyone overcome it??
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At the moment, you can watch The Little Mermaid at your local theater. But like most movies these days, it should hit a streaming website in the near future.
Like its predecessor, The Little Mermaid is a flick produced by multimedia conglomerate Disney. What's more, the production studio owns a number of other famous franchises, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars. Titles made under these umbrellas have both hit Disney+ sometime after arriving at the box office. Fans may also know the original Little Mermaid is currently available to stream on the site as well. So, if the 2023 version follows the same pattern, folks will likely get to see The Little Mermaid on Disney+ later this year too.
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The Little Mermaid Cast and Characters
The Little Mermaid was written by David Magee and directed by Rob Marshall. It stars the following actors:
Halle Bailey as Ariel
Melissa McCarthy as Ursula
Javier Bardem as King Triton
Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina
Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric
Daveed Diggs as Sebastian
Awkwafina as Scuttle
Jacob Tremblay as Flounder
Art Malik as Sir Grimsby
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The official synopsis for The Little Mermaid by Walt Disney Studios read:
“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
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2023.06.04 21:47 a4d9 Addressing the overflow of diagnosis, mild and non-Scoliotic spine posts

Hey everyone, the mods and I have been talking and we've made some changes to the subreddit to address some recent issues, and I want to go over them and discuss it with all of you :)
As the subreddit has grown there has been a increase in the amount of "Asking for a Diagnosis" posts. These posts typically include people with non-Scoliotic spines, or extremely mild cases of Scoliosis. You can read more about the discussions the community has been having on this topic in this recent thread here.
After discussing this with the moderator team, we all agree the primary goal of the subreddit is to help as many people as possible. This includes people that are here asking for a diagnosis, people that are afraid they have Scoliosis (even if they don't actually have it), and people with mild cases of Scoliosis. I have discussed this topic many times before and made my stance very clear; as someone with severe Scoliosis that causes insecurities and chronic pain that will be with me every second of my life, both of which very nearly drove me to end my life, I believe that someone with a mild case of Scoliosis with no symptoms deserves just as much care and compassion as I do. I want this subreddit to embody that level of empathy and compassion for everyone with Scoliosis, not just for those who have severe Scoliosis like I do, or those who have even more severe circumstances like surgery. Nothing is gained by comparing our Scoliosis or the struggles that come along with it; we all deserve love and support.
At the same time, we also recognize that there's a better way to welcome and help everyone than the current system. We want the subreddit to be easily accessible to the people that use it the most, and foster discussions beyond pointing someone coming here for a diagnosis in the right direction. With these goals in mind, we've made a few changes.
The first is we've added a new rule;

  1. You have to actually have Scoliosis in order to ask for advice on your x-ray.
Please note that small asymmetry in the spine (10 degree curvature or less) is completely normal and common- no one's spine is perfectly symmetrical. Scoliosis is defined as a curvature that exceeds 10 degrees; if your curvature is 10 degrees or lower, you don't have Scoliosis.

We believe this will kill two birds with one stone. It will keep the subreddit clear from all of the x-ray posts asking "How bad is this?!", and at the same time it will answer the poster's question in the removal message;

Hello, moderator of Scoliosis here! Unfortunately I've had to remove your post because you're asking for advice on a non-Scoliotic spine. This means that to our eyes, your curvature(s) don't exceed 10 degrees, and therefor do not medically qualify as Scoliosis. Please note that small asymmetry in the spine (a 10 degree curvature or less) is completely normal and common- no one's spine is perfectly symmetrical. Scoliosis is defined as a curvature that exceeds 10 degrees; if your curvature is 10 degrees or lower, you don't have Scoliosis.
Please keep in mind that if you didn't include curvature measurements in your post, we're taking our best guess and estimating that your curvature(s) are 10 degrees or less. We are simply volunteers trying to keep the subreddit running smoothly, we are NOT doctors, and you should always consult a doctor for more accurate measurements, and you should NOT rely on our estimations.
If you only have normal asymmetry in the spine (Again, a 10 degree curvature(s) or less), treatment is only necessary and symptoms are only present in extremely rare circumstances, and you should consult your doctor about it.
If you have questions/concerns, please feel free to send a message to the mod team of Scoliosis.

With all of this in mind, we have also adjusted the removal message for rule #1, "No asking for a Diagnosis;"

Hi, moderator of Scoliosis here! Unfortunately the first rule of our subreddit bans asking for a diagnosis, so I've removed this post.
Typically people ask for a diagnosis on the subreddit after discovering their body is uneven. It's important to know it is completely normal and natural to be asymmetrical, and that no one is perfectly symmetrical. Asymmetry is a symptom of Scoliosis, but it does not guarantee you have it, and in most cases you cannot diagnose Scoliosis based on that alone. Even doctors who diagnose Scoliosis for a living ultimately rely on x-rays for a definitive diagnosis. Relying on the asymmetry symptoms is too inconsistent, and it does not reliably determine how severe the Scoliosis is, if it is even present. Chances are if you're worried you have Scoliosis there's enough symptoms to warrant getting checked out, the best thing you can do is make a doctors appointment.
We are aware that not everyone has access to affordable healthcare, and getting a diagnosis is not always easy. We want to help as much as we can, but ultimately we are not doctors, and due to the nature of Scoliosis there is no way for us to diagnose you here. If you are in this situation, please feel free to post here and talk to other redditors in similar situations on strategies to find a doctor near you and get checked for Scoliosis affordably. It is also worth doing your own research to try and find financial aid, and there are plenty of other health-related subreddits on Reddit that might be able to help you further with that, and we're really sorry we can't help more.

We believe that these changes will address the current issues we're having, while still helping everyone that comes to the subreddit for help. Of course, if you have thoughts on these changes please feel free to discuss it below.
Thank you everyone for making this an inclusive safe space for anyone with Scoliosis!
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2023.06.04 21:47 outsideruk I’ve been bitten by loose dogs, and felt in danger several times. How does anyone manage this while out hiking?

Most recently this week had a bulldog type barking and coming at me while it’s owner fruitlessly called it and tried to grab it. Any tips on this? Having been bitten I have no current desire to test just how “friendly” their owners try to convince me they are.
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2023.06.04 21:47 anotherthrowaway294 How to sleep without ruining hair??

Hi, as title asks how tf do I sleep on my curls without them getting ruined. For context I often heat treat my hair but am trying to bring back the curls as they come back pretty easy every time I wash my hair. I have silk bonnets but they don’t work, every time I wake up my hair is crazy frizzy and can’t get the curls back so end up using heat. I also find the curls bother me during the night and I’ll like unconsciously pick at them during my sleep. What can I do?
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2023.06.04 21:47 LunarDeluge Im so miserable

Its been 3 years that there has not been any running water in this house. Now the car broke down a month ago. They wont fix anything. I've had to get buckets of water from the creek and carry them in the house just to flush toilets.
I havent washed my hair in two months, havent been able to change clothes in 2 weeks. I feel disgusting, and some how they think this is okay. (I am female so periods make it so much worse).
My step dad just constantly brags about how he traveled the world and how he knoooows all about water systems because he put them in in Haiti. (I think he is lying/overexaggerating his life). My mom wont push him to fix it either she just says stuff to us like stop asking and how no one wants it fixed more than she does. Im not allowed to feel angry or anything im expected to just be happy and trust that they know what theyre doing.
I offered to get a job and help pay to fix stuff and they just get mad at me and accuse me of calling them poor. (They literally live off food stamps). Then tell me im just trying to run away, and how im stupid to think the "grass is greener out there." And then tell me that I am "mentally regressed" and cant "handle the world."
Yes i think it is better out there. I would be free, and i can feed myself and have good hygiene finally. Im starting to think they are actually insane and domt wamt whats best for me.
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