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  6. Browser Automation
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Web Scraping and Browser Automation tasks using Python. Modules I am familiar with -
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2020.10.24 11:37 EraSwap Unique Features of Era Swap Blockchain Network

Unique Features of Era Swap Blockchain Network

This Is What Makes Era Swap Blockchain Network Unique
Era Swap Blockchain Network (ESN) is powered by Era Swap with the aim to achieve scalability, speed, and low-cost transactions for Era Swap Ecosystem, which is presently not feasible on Ethereum Mainnet. ESN aims to achieve the goals without compromising much on the trustless asset security of Era Swap (ES) for the Era Swap Community.
ESN`sGoal is to solve the problems faced by Era Swap users on the Era Swap Decentralized Ecosystem by building a PoS-based side-blockchain on top of Ethereum Blockchain using the Plasma Framework.
Followings are unique features ESN Offers:-
Low-Cost Transactions
Era Swap Network allows users to transact for almost free with transaction fee of .0000000001 ES = 1 ES Meter (EM) = 10–9 ES = 109 nEM = 0.000000001916 USDT (as per Current ES Market Rate). Smallest Unit of ES = 1 ES NanoMeter (nEM ) = 10–18 ES = 10–9 EM.
Era Swap Network is an EVM-compatible sidechain attached to the Ethereum blockchain through Plasma Framework. This allows off-chain processing of the Era Swap Ecosystem.And, posting only the hash of the bunch of Ethereum, reduces the high network fee significantly and the confirmation time issues faced by the current Era Swap Ecosystem dApps deployed on Ethereum.
Speed & Scalability
Era Swap Network offers 5-Seconds Block Time, 500 Transactions in every 5-Seconds & 8.6 Million Transactions per day. If more speed of transaction is required, then one more blockchain can be deployed called a shard. Any number of shards can be added to meet a higher volume of transactions.
The total transaction speed ESN will be the sum of all shards.
Single Sign-on to Decentralized Ecosystem
Era Swap utilizes Web 3.0 which is the 3rd Generation of the Internet, and the devices are connected to decentralized Era Swap Network rather than depending on server-based databases.
The benefits of Web 3.0 are Anti-monopoly and Pro-privacy, Secure Network, Data Ownership, Interoperability, No interruption in services, Permissionless Blockchain, Semantic Web, Ubiquity, and many more.
User can access Era Swap Decentralized Ecosystem, on www.eraswap.life and can also access the Ecosystem on their smartphone by Downloading 1DAAP from the Play store.
Day Swappers
Day Swappers is a unique blockchain-based affiliate program, where anyone can add/ launch any product or service to the community on any of the Utility Platform in Era Swap Ecosystem to leverage and incentivize them and their Day Swappers Network.
Multi-Utility
ES Tokens can be utilized by users in 26 Middlemen-free dApps for P2P Exchange with Smart Contract Security, Standard in action, Accuracy, Transparency, and Autonomy.
These middlemen-free dApps covers multiple sectors and domains like Social Networking, E-learning, Freelancing Marketplace, Local Shop Listing, E-Mart for SME`s, Multi-Exchange, Online Certification & Surveys, Affiliate Programs, Farming Marketplace, Carpooling, Dating &Meetup, Prediction Platform, Charity Sector and many more in one Decentralized Ecosystem.
Era Swap Staking Rewards
Era Swap offers a rewarding ecosystem of the participants, for every user when they use services and bring new users on different platforms of Era Swap Ecosystem.
a) 15% Adjusted Newly Released Tokens
b) Additional 10% Power Tokens allocation for charity on Era Swap own Social Networking Platform; Swappers Wall
c) Securing Network & Mining are simplified, Era Swap Community can now secure their stakes by protecting network with the delegated PoS to nodes of their choices and to earn adjusted block sealer rewards of 10% NRT in Wrapped Era Swap (WES)
Multi-Level KYC Verification
KYCdAppis a DApp introduced in Era Swap Blockchain Network for Era Swap user’s safety with the aim to follow global norms with respect to the global standards.
a) Comply International AML, CFT&FATF Guidelines
b) To Restrict participation of scammers, criminals, fraudsters, fraudulent participants in the Era Swap Ecosystem.
c) It is difficult for one to remember their complex wallet address, with the help of KYCdAppusers can write username instead of their wallet address.
Era Swap Blockchain Explorer
Unlike ESN very few blockchains provide insights into blockchain with detail block explorer for user’s transparency.
Eraswap.info displays live statistics, analytics, and information like Transactions, Smart Contracts, Latest Bunch, Block Rewards, Type of Transaction, and other various stats of ES.
PoS based Blockchain
Era Swap (ES) Tokens users will be able to use both Ethereum & Era Swap Network Blockchain. ESN is PoS based side blockchain on top of Ethereum blockchain using the plasma framework.
PoS based blockchain offers amore friendly environment with No expensive hardware, No noise pollution & more importantly No excess electricity wastage and Air Conditioning. Thus, anyone can participate and run Node in minimum staking delegation 170000 ES.
Quadratic Adjustment in PoS /Quadratic Cost for PoS Seats
To minimize the centralization due to huge staking in one Node, Era Swap introduces a Quadratic Adjustment Scheme in which huge stakings on one node the adjustment is also huge.
Therefore, Adjusted Staking = Total Staked — Adjustment
Kami — The Guardian of ESN
Kami is also known as The guardian of the ESN background process that runs with the ESN Node. It keeps a very closer look on the ESN for any kind of attack taking place, if it senses one, it`s guardian form gets activated and it does everything it can to prevent the attack from happening.
Merkle Swap
Era Swap Network enablesa user to move their ES ERC20 Tokens to ESN PoS secured blockchain using a user-friendly Merkle Swap. It is a portal that does instantly confirmed transactions and pays gas in ES itself, as well as can take tokens back to use their ES Tokens elsewhere on other dApps on Ethereum that welcomes ES Tokens.
Create & Launch New Platforms
Smart Contract &dApps can be created on Era Swap Network just like Ethereum and can be interconnected with Day Swappers & TimeAlly Club to send rewards seamlessly on services listed, Launch Incentives for Era Swap Community Members, and can even launch a new product/ platform that is powered on Era Swap.
These are the features that make Era Swap Blockchain Network unique. For more detailed information visit: https://www.eraswap.network/
Era Swap Network White Paper:-eraswaptoken.io/pdf/ESN_Whitepaper.pdf
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2020.10.24 01:14 TomDC777 Asa Akira's tweets remind me a lot of Chrissy Teigen's. Let's save them before they also disappear

This is what I've done so far.
Unfortunately, it looks like she has started to delete some tweets like the one about GHB being a date rape drug and "...It's not really rape unless it's anal rape, right?" Any archived links to those would be appreciated.
Here are the search results when you type her name and and the word "pedophile" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
A podcast tweet mentioning that she said she is still super horny after giving birth. Tweet includes an animated video of her baby sucking on one of her breasts while she is blushing (this is not Akira's Twitter account) - Archive 1 - Archive 2
Tweets by @AsaAkira
@AsaAkira: "Do any Satanists follow me?" @ChurchofSatan: "Hi" @AsaAkira: "Hi! Will you follow me for a sec so I can DM you?" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"Is pregnancy porn (kinda) pedophilia?" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"I wonder how many of my hot 16year old lesbian friends on AIM were pedophiles." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"I'm following a 12 year old now, but I assure u not in a pedophile way" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"How come iPhone recognizes "pedophilia" but not "pedophiles"" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"So many funny minors I can't publicly follow, so I have to bookmark their page & periodically check up on them like some kind of pedophile" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"I can't believe I've made it to 30 without any hellokitty tattoos or sex offender registrations" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"... Except I probably won't make it out of here without having to register as a sex offender." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"Also- I'm pretty proud of myself for making it this far in life without having to register as a sex offender." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
""It's too late to get a dinner reservation for 7 people anywhere. Let's just do drugs instead." #nyc" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"MY FAVORITE DRUGS, RANKED by Asa Akira https://li.st/l/6mgtKqUg5Oyy" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"I miss breathing through my nose" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"The degree to which I am surprised at how boring the Oscars are every year is a true testament to all of the drug damage done to my brain" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"Moderation is harder than abstinence. (Re: pizza, drugs, and jerking off)" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"I wish I knew about the Neti Pot back when I did drugs" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"This is an allergy season tweet not a drugs tweet" - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"Babies can get boners. That. Is. So. Gross." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"Their claim that Pornhub is profiting off of child porn is FALSE." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
"Nothing like a good raping to make u feel like a woman again." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
Tweets from other people quoting/replying to old content Asa Akira has recently deleted
2011 @AsaAkira its not rape if you're willing - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 @AsaAkira you cant rape the willing - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2013 Yes. this. RT @AsaAkira "Adulthood is knowing the difference between good rape and bad rape." - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 I hate when you post my personal business online RT @AsaAkira: Is GHB the rape drug? Asking for a friend. - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 @AsaAkira: Is GHB the rape drug? Asking for a friend.”whoever told you that is a liar ;) - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 That's actually a scientific fact RT "@AsaAkira: ...It's not really rape unless it's anal rape, right?” - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 Sounds good RT @AsaAkira "...It's not really rape unless it's anal rape, right?" @MikeyEveryWhere #pornstarisms - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 When my wife rips apart my short and get on top of me..RT @AsaAkira: What the fuck is marital rape - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 Called a Struggle Snuggle “@AsaAkira: What the fuck is marital rape” - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 RT @AsaAkira Shoutout to my pedophiles http://instagr.am/p/LuZBO/ Lovely kisses - Archive 1 - Archive 2
2011 Is this woman awesome or what? RT @AsaAkira: Shoutout to my pedophiles http://instagr.am/p/LuZBO/ @thekeikoshow - Archive 1 - Archive 2
Not sure what this is referring to or if it is true but it was posted in 2015 before PizzaGate. Unfortunately, the website mentioned doesn't work and wasn't archived. #pornstar @AsaAkira thinks watching #ChildPorn isn't "that horrible" & girls abused by #pedophiles "might like it" http://asaakiraandchildporn.blogspot.com - Archive 1 - Archive 2
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2020.10.23 17:12 WalterBoudreaux interpreting EtreCheck results - early 2015 MBP Retina running at 80C+ at idle

Hi everyone,
My 13" early 2015 Retina is running too warm at idle. I see it always above 80C lately.
I already opened it up and replaced the thermal paste some time ago, which helped for some time, but the issues are back again. It almost feels like the CPU cores average around 85C (based on iStat).
I ran EtreCheck - log attached.
Thoughts?

EtreCheck version: 5.6.2 (5220)
Report generated: 2020-10-23 10:10:35
Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com
Runtime: 2:31
Performance: Excellent
Sandbox: Enabled
Full drive access: Enabled
Problem: Other problem
Description:
running too warm at idle
Major Issues:
Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.
Runaway process - A process is using a large percentage of your CPU.
Proxies - Network proxies detected. This could be evidence of malware.
Minor Issues:
These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems or opportunities for improvement.
No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.
Apps crashing - There have been numerous app crashes.
Unsigned files - There are unsigned software files installed. Apple has said that unsigned software will not run by default in a future version of the operating system.
System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.
32-bit Apps - This computer has 32-bits apps will not work on current versions of the operating system.
Hardware Information:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro12,1
2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (i5-5257U) CPU: 2-core
8 GB RAM - Not upgradeable
BANK 0/DIMM0 - 4 GB DDR3 1867
BANK 1/DIMM0 - 4 GB DDR3 1867
Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 78
Video Information:
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 - VRAM: 1536 MB
Color LCD (built-in) 2560 x 1600
Drives:
disk0 - APPLE SSD SM0128G 121.33 GB (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)
Internal PCI 5.0 GT/s x4 Serial ATA
disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB
disk0s2 [APFS Container] 121.12 GB
disk1 [APFS Virtual drive] 121.12 GB (Shared by 5 volumes)
disk1s1 - Macintosh HD - Data (APFS) [APFS Virtual drive] (Shared - 48.17 GB used)
disk1s2 - Preboot (APFS) [APFS Preboot] (Shared)
disk1s3 - Recovery (APFS) [Recovery] (Shared)
disk1s4 - VM (APFS) [APFS VM] (Shared - 1.07 GB used)
disk1s5 - Macintosh HD (APFS) (Shared - 11.35 GB used)
Mounted Volumes:
disk1s1 - Macintosh HD - Data [APFS Virtual drive]
121.12 GB (Shared - 48.17 GB used, 62.61 GB available, 59.79 GB free)
APFS
Mount point: /System/Volumes/Data
Encrypted
disk1s4 - VM [APFS VM]
121.12 GB (Shared - 1.07 GB used, 59.79 GB free)
APFS
Mount point: /private/vavm
disk1s5 - Macintosh HD
121.12 GB (Shared - 11.35 GB used, 62.61 GB available, 59.79 GB free)
APFS
Mount point: /
Encrypted
Read-only: Yes
Network:
Interface en6: Thunderbolt Ethernet
Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS
Interface en0: Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS
Interface en4: iPhone
Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS
Interface en3: Bluetooth PAN
Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS
Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge
Proxies: HTTP, HTTPS
System Software:
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2)
Time since boot: Less than an hour
Notifications:
EtreCheck.app
3 notifications
Freedom.app
14 notifications
Security:
Gatekeeper: Enabled
System Integrity Protection: Enabled
Antivirus software: Apple
Unsigned Files:
Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.fpsaud.plist
Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash Player Install Managefpsaud
Details: Exact match found in the legitimate list - probably OK
Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tunabellysoftware.TGFanHelper.plist
Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.tunabellysoftware.TGFanHelper
Details: Exact match found in the legitimate list - probably OK
Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper
Details: Exact match found in the legitimate list - probably OK
Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.OneDriveStandaloneUpdaterDaemon.plist
Executable: /Applications/OneDrive.app/Contents/StandaloneUpdaterDaemon.xpc/Contents/MacOS/StandaloneUpdaterDaemon
Details: Exact match found in the legitimate list - probably OK
Login Item: /Library/Printers/hp/Frameworks/HPDeviceMonitoring.framework/Versions/1.0/Helpers/HP Device Monitor Manager.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/HP Device Monitor.app
Plugin: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin
Plugin: ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/WebEx64.plugin
Apps: 13
32-bit Applications:
6 32-bit apps
System Launch Agents:
[Not Loaded] 17 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 175 Apple tasks
[Running] 121 Apple tasks
System Launch Daemons:
[Not Loaded] 34 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 186 Apple tasks
[Running] 117 Apple tasks
Launch Agents:
[Running] com.adobe.GC.AGM.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2020-07-17)
[Not Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2020-07-17)
[Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.agent.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2020-05-13)
[Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.status.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2020-05-13)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.update.agent.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2020-10-13)
Launch Daemons:
[Running] com.80pct.FreedomHelper.plist (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation - installed 2019-12-24)
[Running] com.adobe.agsservice.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2020-07-17)
[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (? 2afb3af7 - installed 2019-09-23)
[Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.daemon.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2020-05-13)
[Running] com.bjango.istatmenus.fans.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2020-05-13)
[Loaded] com.bjango.istatmenus.installerhelper.plist (Bjango Pty Ltd - installed 2020-05-13)
[Loaded] com.github.IngmarStein.Monolingual.Helper.plist (Ingmar Stein - installed 2017-09-19)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.OneDriveStandaloneUpdaterDaemon.plist (? f39826f0 - installed 2019-10-08)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2020-10-13)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist (? 6d8cb30e - installed 2015-06-04)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2019-09-08)
[Not Loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? 0 - installed )
[Loaded] com.piriform.ccleaner.CCleanerAgent.plist (Piriform Ltd - installed 2020-10-23)
[Loaded] com.tunabellysoftware.TGFanHelper.plist (? 19176e1b - installed 2019-11-21)
[Not Loaded] org.eyebeam.SelfControl.plist (Charlie Stigler - installed 2017-10-08)
User Launch Agents:
[Not Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2020-07-17)
[Other] com.adobe.ccxprocess.plist (Apple - installed 2020-09-21)
[Running] com.coconut-flavour.coconutBattery-Menu.plist (Christoph Sinai - installed 2020-09-20)
[Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2019-08-21)
User Login Items:
[Not Loaded] App Cleaner Helper (Nektony Limited - installed 2020-08-28)
Modern Login Item
/Applications/App Cleaner 7.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/App Cleaner Helper.app
[Not Loaded] AppCleaner SmartDelete (Julien Ramseier - installed 2020-10-22)
Modern Login Item
/Applications/AppCleaner.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/AppCleaner SmartDelete.app
[Running] Bartender 3 (Surtees Studios Limited - installed 2020-06-06)
Application
/Applications/Bartender 3.app
[Loaded] BartenderStartAtLoginHelper (Surtees Studios Limited - installed 2020-06-06)
Modern Login Item
/Applications/Bartender 3.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/BartenderStartAtLoginHelper.app
[Loaded] LaunchAtLoginHelperApp (App Store - installed 2020-06-23)
Modern Login Item
/Applications/Be Focused Pro.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/LaunchAtLoginHelperApp.app
[Running] Dropbox (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2020-10-07)
Application
/Applications/Dropbox.app
[Not Loaded] 85C27NK92C.com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac.helper (App Store - installed 2020-10-15)
Modern Login Item
/Applications/Fantastical.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/85C27NK92C.com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac.helper.app
[Running] Flux (Michael Herf - installed 2019-11-21)
Application
/Applications/Flux.app
[Running] Freedom (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation - installed 2020-10-02)
Application
/Applications/Freedom.app
[Not Loaded] Timing Menu Item (Thomas Osthege und Daniel Alm - installed 2019-10-18)
Modern Login Item
/Applications/Timing.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/TimingHelper.app
[Not Loaded] HP Device Monitor (? - installed 2019-10-18)
Modern Login Item
/Library/Printers/hp/Frameworks/HPDeviceMonitoring.framework/Versions/1.0/Helpers/HP Device Monitor Manager.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/HP Device Monitor.app
Internet Plug-ins:
SharePointBrowserPlugin: 14.7.4 (? - installed 2017-05-23)
FlashPlayer-10.6: 32.0.0.270 (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2019-10-18)
Flash Player: 32.0.0.270 (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2019-10-18)
User Internet Plug-ins:
WebEx64: 1.0 (? - installed 2017-07-12)
3rd Party Preference Panes:
Flash Player (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2019-09-23)
Backup:
Time Machine Not Configured!
Performance:
System Load: 8.74 (1 min ago) 18.97 (5 min ago) 18.88 (15 min ago)
Nominal I/O speed: 6.31 MB/s
File system: 38.27 seconds
Write speed: 677 MB/s
Read speed: 1140 MB/s
CPU Usage Snapshot:
Type Overall
System: 21 %
User: 34 %
Idle: 45 %
Top Processes Snapshot by CPU:
Process (count) CPU (Source - Location)
Other processes 173.62 % (?)
trustd 22.92 % (Apple)
EtreCheck 10.65 % (App Store)
loginwindow 4.63 % (Apple)
CoreServicesUIAgent 1.04 % (Apple)
Top Processes Snapshot by Memory:
Process (count) RAM usage (Source - Location)
EtreCheck 534 MB (App Store)
Dropbox 321 MB (Dropbox, Inc.)
Safari 154 MB (Apple)
NotificationCenter 110 MB (Apple)
AppleSpell 72 MB (Apple)
Top Processes Snapshot by Network Use:
Process Input / Output (Source - Location)
Other processes 14 MB / 662 KB (?)
Dropbox 31 KB / 103 KB (Dropbox, Inc.)
CommCenter 13 KB / 5 KB (Apple)
Freedom 4 KB / 1 KB (Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation)
homed 2 KB / 2 KB (Apple)
Virtual Memory Information:
Physical RAM: 8 GB
Free RAM: 204 MB
Used RAM: 5.55 GB
Cached files: 2.25 GB
Available RAM: 2.45 GB
Swap Used: 0 B
Software Installs (past 30 days):
Install Date Name (Version)
2020-09-25 macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Update
2020-09-25 Gatekeeper Compatibility Data (1.0)
2020-10-13 Microsoft Outlook (16.42.20101102)
2020-10-13 Microsoft PowerPoint (16.42.20101102)
2020-10-13 Microsoft Word (16.42.20101102)
2020-10-13 Microsoft Excel (16.42.20101102)
2020-10-13 Microsoft AutoUpdate (4.28.20101102)
2020-10-15 Fantastical (3.2.2)
2020-10-22 XProtectPlistConfigData (2133)
2020-10-22 MRTConfigData (1.68)
2020-10-22 Malwarebytes for Mac
2020-10-23 Disk Speed Test (3.2)
2020-10-23 EtreCheck (5.6.2)
Diagnostics Information (past 7-30 days):
2020-10-23 00:22:19 com.piriform.ccleaner.CCleanerAgent - Crash (17 times)
Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.piriform.ccleaner.CCleanerAgent
Details:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries
End of report
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2020.10.23 11:23 orange3cparts Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD) review

The celebrated ThinkPad X1 Carbon isn't the only persuasive ultraportable in Lenovo's organization lineup. If that 14-inch premium notebook is usually a little bit too abundant for your blood, there's the ThinkPad X13, a 13.3-inch product obtainable with adp 230eb t either Intel or AMD CPU silicon under the hood. The AMD Ryzen-based system under the microscope here starts off at just $683 and is particularly $1,004 inside our particular exam configuration-much additional affordable compared to the Carbon, that is payment for its weighing a lot more (2.eight as opposed to 2.four lbs) in spite of its a little bit scaled-down display. The X13's six-core Ryzen five Pro 4650U processor offers it amazing overall performance, although we could wish to get a pair additional hrs of battery lifetime, and cargador asus ad890026 its keyboard and design good quality are nearly ThinkPad specifications, i.e., faultless. In case your spending plan won't stretch to your Carbon or a Dell XPS thirteen, it is a first-class selection.
Let me set your expectations. Lenovo's ThinkPad X13 ($683 starting, reviewed at $974) will not be a 13-inch model from the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. We are however ready on that acdp 100d01 notebook, which could arrive while in the not long ago leaked ThinkPad X1 Nano. So, what's the ThinkPad X13? Ignore the branding, the laptop feels a lot more similar to a T-series ThinkPad. And that is not a nasty issue.
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2020.10.23 10:33 Logiman43 How PIS destroyed Poland.

EDIT: This post is in an article format with pictures and graphs here
I can't be silent anymore. In 2018, out of 1076 abortions in Poland, 1 was because of rape, 25 because it was dangerous for the woman's life and 1050 because of an unhealthy fetus. It means that PIS just totally banned abortion in Poland
Too few Europeans are aware of the depth of this crisis. The current Polish government is destroying the country from inside-out with its nepotism, religious zeal, communistic tactics, social programs and funding verge organizations (or trolls). It breaks every single law, making unconstitutional laws since 2015 and destroying the court of law. How Poland is pushing EU into crisis - rise of populism. The video is 2 years old and now it's worst
PIS staffed every single judicial court with its own people (ending the impartiality of judges). The very aggressive social 500+ program increased the job inactivity of Poles to 48% (48% of 15+ Polish citizens are NEET. Unemployment is at 5-6%). The Job vacancies in Poland are at the lowest level in EU. The corruption and nepotism is rampant, more than 1000 family members and friends are in public companies or in different Ministries. Polish PIS high ranking politicians are also making money together with pimps and mafia (see scandals down there). They are also giving millions of euros from public money to the Catholic Church. They are paying trolls to spew hate on Facebook, via Whatsapp and on the web. Some of them are hiding and not prosecuting pedophiles in the Catholic Church. Poland has almost the lowest innovation in EU. In 15 indexes tracking freedom and democracy in Europe Poland went from an average position of 12 out of 28 in 2010 to 23 out of 28 in 2019. I mean, not to diminish Trump’s “awesomeness” but imagine if the WHOLE republican party in the US was Trump-like. Shady deals, family in the govt, creating discord, staffing courts with their own judges. I’m just mortified.
For further reading I recommend: Sadurski, Wojciech. "Poland's Constitutional Breakdown", Oxford University Press, 2019.
Acronyms and main characters:

PiS changes electoral rules in an unconstitutional move. Presidential "elections" 2020 are the Biggest legal blunder of the year

Poland Is Showing the World How Not to Run a Pandemic Election. The upcoming Polish election is shaping up to be a farce. Washington should learn from Warsaw’s mistakes before November.
Why Poland’s “ghost election” sends a warning about its democracy
Wikipedia about this blunder

Destruction of the rule of law.

Some of the passages below are taken from this pdf
No member state in the history of the EU has ever gone as far in subjugating its courts to executive control as the current Polish government. The Polish case has become a test whether it is possible to create a Soviet-style justice system in an EU member state; a system where the control of courts, prosecutors and judges lies with the executive and a single party.
Across Europe, national courts recognise the judgements of courts in other member states, whether these involve commercial law, the European arrest warrant or child custody. Judges must assume that courts across the EU operate according to common values and principles set out in the European Union Treaty and in its Charter of Fundamental Rights. Once judges across the EU have reason to doubt whether courts in any member state provide effective judicial protection, the legal order on which the EU rests collapses.
Freedom house - How PIS captured Poland’s Courts

Constitutional Tribunal changes

It all began with the constitutional crisis four years ago. Constitutional crisis and the destruction of the rule of law In 2015, parliament changed the law on the Constitutional Tribunal, which rules on the constitutionality of legislation. The changes allowed them to annul the nominations of three judges made by the previous parliament and appoint their own. It shortened the terms of the tribunal's president and vice-president from nine to three years. The tribunal ruled the move unconstitutional in an open rebellion, but the dispute remains unresolved. Julia Przylebska - was illegally named the president of the Tribunal court by the president. And now Kaczynski, the PM have meetings at her house. Nice separation of power
There's too much to describe. For further info please visit the link. It is an amazing summary of the whole ordeal. timeline

Supreme Court changes

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said one of the most controversial reforms was to do with the Supreme court, which, among other duties, is responsible for confirming election results. The idea was to lower the age of retirement for Supreme Court justices from 70 to 65, but allow the Polish president to grant a five-year extension to whomever they deemed worthy. In 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) — the EU's highest court —ruled this was illegal, after an interim decision ordered 20 already-sacked judges be reinstated. Of course, PIS chose 2 new Constitutional judges, A politician Pawlowicz with communistic past and Piotrowicz, also a politician and a prosecutor that was an active communist during the 80 that prosecuted Solidarnosc. Both of them are above 65 years old.

Ordinary court judges

There were also moves to try a similar tactic in the general court system for judges and public prosecutors, lowering the age of retirement for women to 60 and for men to 65, down from the current 67. Under the reforms the justice minister, who is appointed by the ruling party, would have the power to extend a judge's term. The laws were somewhat adjusted after pressure from the European Commission, but in November 2019 the ECJ shot down these laws, too, citing gender discrimination and political influence over the judiciary.

Disciplinary measures for judges

Another PiS addition allowed judges to be investigated and sanctioned for their court rulings. The disciplinary hearings and procedures were to be carried out by judges selected via parliament. These reforms were criticized by the European Commission because "judges are not insulated from political control and thus judicial independence is violated." The commission brought legal action against Poland on this matter in October 2019.

National Council of the judiciary takeover

In 2017 PiS remodeled the National Council of the Judiciary, which selects candidates for appointment as judges by the President of the Republic. This allowed it, in the short term, to control appointments to the Supreme Court – including to a newly created Disciplinary Chamber, which hears disciplinary cases against judges, and to a new Extraordinary Appeals Chamber, which adjudicates on electoral issues. Over time PiS’ take-over of the National Judicial Council allows it to reshape the entirety of the judiciary. Fifteen of the 25 members of the National Council of the Judiciary were previously elected by judges themselves, as is common practice across Europe for such bodies. These fifteen judges are now elected by the majority in the Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish parliament. The other ten members of the National Council of the Judiciary are: four members from the Sejm itself (all four members of PiS), two members from the Senate, one representative of the President of the Republic, the Minister of Justice, the president of the Supreme Court and the president of the Supreme Administrative Court. In total 23 of the 25 positions are directly appointed by political authorities.
After the election of the new KRS, a publication of the list with the names of judges declaring their support for specific candidates was refused. The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that those names must be disclosed. However, the Chancellery of the Sejm has yet to carry out the NSA’s ruling. The Constitutional Tribunal (TK) and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office have been roped into guarding the secret. KRS destruction

Muzzle bill

The muzzle bill passed Dec 2019, victimize judges questioning the legitimacy of the government’s legal appointments, saying it is unlawful to “show hostility to other authorities of the Republic of Poland and its constitutional organs or to critisize the basic principles of the Republic of Poland.”The bill also delegalise the preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). The bill also allows to fire judges ( which is unconstitutional according to the Constitution). In average Ziobro dismissed a judge every day and a half from its position of president of court source

One of the worse Covid19 laws in EU.

Trampling Fundamental freedoms using a single ordnance and Critiquing the President will land you a year in jail. report.
In the latest special Covid19 law (already 4th lol) PIS smuggled an article straight from a communistic playbook about prosecuting people that critique the president. The sentence can be up to a year. They also smuggled a harsher law for abortions. Can someone tell me HOW it is related to Covid19? source
More Ruleoflaw

Political scandals

Illegal presidential pardon

Illegal presidential pardon for CBA chief Kaminski In 2013, Law and Justice (PiS) MP Mariusz Kamiński – who served as head of the anti-corruption agency from 2006 and 2009 – was found guilty of overstepping his powers. He was sentenced to three years in prison and was banned from holding public office for ten years. Polish President Andrzej Duda pardoned Kamiński even though he was still appealing his sentence at the time. The case against Kamiński was then discontinued. A supreme court judge said that the president interfered in the legal process because Kamiński was proven neither innocent nor guilty when he was pardoned, making a future ruling redundant. The judge said that the president can pardon someone after any final appeal has been heard “because then he is not interfering with the judiciary”.

Merging the General Prosecutor with the political Minister of Justice

The general prosecutor role was merged with the minister of justice Ziobro. source. This handed Ziobro and his subordinates greatly expanded power to politically interfere with rank-and-file prosecutors, their decisions, and their freedoms of speech and association. Poland Is Purging Its Prosecutors
200+ public prosecutors that are loyal to the Minister of Justice Ziobro (from PIS) All of them got promotions (or someone from their family) or pay raises. another list

Destroying the military

The creation of a territorial defense unit- a civilian army led by the ministry of defense to control “the situation inside Poland”. In addition, there was a purge of generals. and killing multibillion deals with France. About 37 generals and 47 colonels left. Why? Because they had to answer to a 27-year old assistant to the Defense Minister, former pharmacy assistant without a university degree. The Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper reported that Misiewicz was given a top communications job with PGZ ( largest defense consortiums in Central Europe) that pays $12,500 a month, huge sum in a country where the average pre-tax wage is about $1,150 a month. source
PIS decides to overhaul 40-years old t-72 instead of investing in German tanks. Not enough ammunition, uniforms NVG and other gadget went to the above unit,
In 2015, the Defence minister Macierewicz raided the Nato center in Warsaw at 1am to take control of documents and place their man at the helm

The ministry of Justice is funding trolls to destroy judges

Ziobro-Piebiak paid Troll scandal The Onet news portal published a report alleging that Deputy Justice Minister Łukasz Piebiak “arranged and controlled” an online campaign against Judge Krystian Markiewicz, the head of Iustitia, a judicial organization critical of the government’s efforts to restructure the judicial system, as well as against other inconvenient judges. According to the Onet report, Piebiak operated and financed an online campaign by a woman called Emilia who allegedly sent over 2,000 letters and emails about Markiewicz to other judges as well as to pro-government right-wing media. The messages contained fabricated, semi-confirmed and gossipy details of the judge’s personal life. According to Onet, Emilia obtained Markiewicz’s personal address from Piebiak so she could send him one of the letters.

Taking over the state media

State media was taken over by PIS and is using mass propaganda and here Not only they are a propaganda tube but they also offend polish citizens ie – translation: defenders of paedophiles and alimonies-takers are the ones against judiciary reforms. They call every peaceful protest as a coup
The same can be said about the GUS – general statistical bureau. It is controlled by PIS and it is known to “change” metrics so every Inflation or unemployment metrics can’t be trusted.

LBGT-free zones and Xenophobia.

Fear against refugees and calls for xenophobia. A leaked draft of a new Polish migration policy discriminates against Muslims, ranks foreigners according to ethnicity and breaches human rights
PIS is supporting LGBT free zones where a thrid of Poland is declared as LGBT-free. During the presidential elections in 2020 Gay “ideology” is worse than communism, says Duda - PIS president . another source

Destroying education and HealthCare.

PIS cancels the in vitro program Polish government program that covered most of the in vitro costs was immediately cut by the Law and Justice Party when it came to power in late 2015, even though Poland has one of the lowest birth rates in the EU. Catholic Church opposition to IVF is widely seen as one factor in the Polish government's decision.
PIS also increased the minimum wage at the beginning of 2020. It created a weird paradox where a teacher and a starting MD is earning less than the minimal wage because they get paid from public money and the minimal wage change is for the private sector. And PIS wants to ban sex ed by labeling teachers as gay activists and pedophiles. Critics say Poland’s governing Law and Justice Party is wrecking the education system for political gain — and students are suffering.

No one cares for the environment.

Destruction of the oldest European forest in Poland by Minister of Environment Szyszko The Bialowieza Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage site that sprawls across the border between Poland and Belarus, occupying almost 580 square miles of woodland and providing home to rare European wood bison among others. At least 10,000 trees are thought to have been felled in Białowieża, since the Polish environment minister, Jan Szyzko tripled logging limits there in 2016. The EU’s highest court has ruled that Poland’s logging in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest is illegal, potentially opening the door to multi-million euro fines.
“Our (water) resources are comparable to those of Egypt,” it said in the report bearing the ominous title: “Poland, European Desert”

Nepotism and colleagues in state-owned companies

PIS won the elections by wanting to fight nepotism. The most famous was “24yo Misiewicz, a former pharmacy assistant without a university degree was in the defense industry under Macierewicz. The apparent favoritism has raised ethics concerns in a party that won office promising to fight corruption.” source There is even a webpage listing more than 1000 cases of nepotism under PIS Pisiewicze
Latest data show 162M PLN to 84 PIS oligarchs and Colleagues

Illegal budget for 2017

The 2017 budget "was adopted" not in the Sejm assembly hall, but in a smaller room where the so-called parliamentary session was held immediately as a follow-up to the meeting of the parliamentary causus of PIS, where no reliable counting of vates was possible, and with many allegations taht the opposition MPs were not allowed in. [Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?, Oxfoord, 2018, p.268]

Ex-communists in PIS ranks. And PIS is very anti-left and anti-PRL.

They are accusing the opposition – PO - to consist mostly of ex-communists or communistic party members or collaborators. The issue is that most members of PO fought against the communism and spent months/years in prison in the ’80. On the other hand, the PIS party members scarcely fought for polish liberty and some of its party members are former communistic party members or communistic prosecutors like Piotrowicz! Some Polish TC judge are also ex-PRL members. Here is a list in polish of all current PIS party members who served as PRL members during the communistic era. So, PIS is fighting against itself. Another list with 20 names of ex-party members now in PIS

Funding the Catholic church with public money

PIS is very Pro-Catholic, most of their voters are devout Catholics. So it is no surprise that PIS is funding religious orgs from public money. Since Law and Justice came to power in 2015, Father Rydzyk’s businesses have received at least $55 million in subsidies from at least 10 ministries and state companies. His Radio Maryja station, which reaches millions and is often the sole source of information for many older voters in rural Poland, offers a daily diet of horror stories about a world without faith, where gay people control the political agenda, universities are corrupted by “neo-Marxists,” and the Roman Catholic Church is under mortal threat. Rydzyk Embroiled in Corruption Allegations
Hiding Pedophilia. Map of 259 victims of catholic pedophilia. When a documentary was released before recent local elections revealing devastating examples of how priests sexually abused children and how church officials covered it up, many in PIS saw it not as evidence of an institution that lost its way, but one that needed to be defended. Piotrowicz, the above communist prosecutor, dismissed in 2001 a case against a priest accused of raping six girls.
Polish PIS president Duda pardons a paedophile that raped his own daughter. He makes the pardon a week before elections

Smolensk commission

The so-called assassination of Kaczynski's twin president brother in Smolensk created 90M PLN of costs. PIS created a "cult" around his death and even created a special commission that would prove it was an assassination. Kaczynski was using it on every occasion Don't wipe your treacherous mugs with .... Ofc they didn’t prove anything and they buried the topic. Every 10th of every month for 3 years, PIS party leader Kaczynski was making a "show" commemorating his dead twin brother. He was using the police to secure his demonstration even if he has no lawful power (he is neither a president, neither the prime minister). New law expanding police surveillance and the police is getting raises after raises to keep them happy. The commemorations, the commission and the damages (paid only to the politicians’ families, not to the crew) amounted to 91M PLN.

The welfare revolution

PIS is also very pro-family. The party is giving away 500zl per month for every kid. In short, it has “bought” the elections. The polish economy is unable to sustain such an endeavor roots of populism. And it costs the economy 80B PLN between 2016 and 2019. The best part? Rate of births is negative for the last couple of years and inflation is still growing. According to the PIS Stats bureau it is 3.5% and growing. However, many journalists made their own baskets of normal good and services and the inflation is closer to 10%. Additionally there is a growing debt that PIS tries to hide by shifting some debt into other Funds. One of them is the “Solidarity fund” that is not counted in the overall polish GDP, that is to support people with disabilities will pay for the 13th and 14th pension of people 65+.

Funding propaganda and trolls

Computational Propaganda in Poland: Russian troll factories
PIS bought the Pegasus spyware to spy on its citizens In September 2018, private broadcaster TVN24 reported that Poland’s state audit body, NIK, was questioning an outlay of over 33 million zloty (€7.6 million euro) by the Justice Fund, a government fund to help victims of crime. According to TVN, the money went toward the purchase of a “new system to spy on telephones and computers, the most expensive system in the history of Polish secret services.” Reports that the covertly purchased system could be Pegasus — a top-performing spyware that is impossible to track — surfaced last week.
Polish troll farms promoting Duda and Kaczynski

Funding public TV stations

Polish public TV stations should be impartial and public. Not favoring any party nor government and give the same screen time to every party equally. Unfortunately, there was a purge of journalists the moment PIS won the election and the propaganda is stalin-like. Look at this graph how it changed. Polish TVP is the mouthpiece of the govt. In 2020 PIS voted to give an additional 2B pln per year for 5 years to public tv.
Public Main TV making fun of US ambassador by reading the tweet with a derogatory accent

Scandals

PIS has hundreds of scandals that each would destroy a modern government. They defrauded billions of PLN over the years, put 1000’s of family members in different state-owned companies. Below are listed the main sexual and financial scandals.
  1. Sex hotel of the head of the Audit office Marian Banaś , a Law and Justice (PiS) politician and recently appointed chief of Poland’s Supreme Audit Office has been heavily embroiled in a corruption scandal, another to hit the ruling party just weeks before the country votes in a parliamentary election. Mr Banaś served as finance minister from June to August this year, and is a key figure in the party. Mr Banaś concealed his possession of a tenement house in Krakow from his financial disclosures. This property was then revealed to have deep running connections with a local, criminally-run escort agency. He claimed that the house was given to him by an old friend whom he met in the Home Army, which he then renovated. In his disclosures he claimed he would sell the house, which never happened. Banaś claims that this was due to the buyer’s inability to get a loan. Investigations have further revealed that Mr Banaś agreed to rent the property for 5000 zloty a month, 10,000 zloty lower than its estimated market value, according to Gazeta Wyborcza. Just as the scandal could not apparently get any worse for Mr Banaś, further investigation by journalist Bertold Kittel revealed criminal links. When Mr Kittel entered the property he found at the reception an infamous Krakow criminal known as one of the brothers K – Wiesław or Janusz, who control escort agencies in the region. While still under investigation, there have been suggestions of contact between the two.
  2. "Alleged" Pedophila and Sex trafficking scandal of House speaker Wirtualna Polska learned the contents of the message of CBA officer Wojciech J. to the prosecutor's office about the failure of the head of the CBA, Ernest Bejda. In the background is a lost record with a recording of one of the leading PiS politicians who should have sex with a minor Ukrainian girl lost. His name falls on the document. In the message, Wojciech J. refers to several reports that he was the head of the office in connection with the "unauthorized access to his armored cabinet during his absence" submitted. From this vault, a record should be lost in escort agencies from the Podkarpacie region. One of the leading PiS politicians should have sex with a young Ukrainian in the recording. The statement signed by lawyer Beata Bosak-Kruczek mentions the name of Sejm spokesman Marek Kuchciński.
  3. Health minister Szumowski alleged to have bought £1m of PPE from ski instructor friend during pandemic. And givng away £65m grants to companies run by brother public anger has exploded after Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported that Szumowski bought masks with fake certificates from a skiing instructor who is friends with his businessman brother, Marcin. Poland’s Health Ministry reportedly spent five million zloty (£1m) on 120,000 FFP-2 type face masks and 20,000 surgical masks that were later found not to meet safety standards, Politico says. The company that sold the masks was registered on the 30 of March and won the govt. contract on the same day. Critics have also questioned Szumowski’s previous dealings in government. Polish news network tvn24 reports that while serving as deputy science minister in 2016-17, he gave 300 million zloty (£60m) in grants from Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) to OncoArendi Therapeutics, a research company run by his brother. Another company in which Szumowski was a shareholder, Life Science Innovation (LSI), was reportedly given a 24 million zloty (£5m) NCBR grant just days after he took up the ministerial post.
  4. Same Health minister Szumowski bought 1.2 thousand ventilators for PLN 200 million from a company owned by an arms dealer, not a single device was delivered
contd.
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2020.10.23 06:01 SchoolWatford RARA Driving School Watford

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2020.10.23 02:08 AutoModerator General Questions Thread, October 23, 2020

A thread for new collectors to ask basic questions of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions below!
A longer version of the subreddit rules is here.
For questions specifically concerning bootlegs or vendor legitimacy, please ask in the Bootleg Megathread.
NSFW & Spoiler Guidelines
  • For Self Posts: include a bolded NSFW note next to links in that post.
  • For Links to sites/images: If the figure is NSFW, or the website has any NSFW content (including ads) be sure to tag your post NSFW and use the appropriate link flair.
Bootlegs
Any collection posts containing bootlegs, comments advocating buying bootlegs, or links to sites selling bootlegs, recasts, or unlicensed merchandise will be removed.
People often ask about the legitimacy and/or safety of a number of websites which sell large resin statues. The more commonly-asked of those deal primarily in resins from studios which do not have a license from the Japanese IP holders to produce merchandise. Therefore links to those sites are not permitted here. Another sign is if MyFigureCollection doesn't list the either the statue, its manufacturer, or the shop it's being sold on.
MyFigureCollection
My Figure Collection is like MyAnimeList... but for figures! Their database includes thousands of items which been produced during the last couple of decades, along with reviews of shops and other helpful articles. One can also list their own collection and post gallery photos.
Shops
Retailers:
AmiAmi HobbySearch Mandarake (sells rare figures) Good Smile Company Online Shop (often has exclusives) Good Smile Company US shop Crunchyroll Shop Hobby Link Japan (aka HLJ) Solaris Japan (MFC partner) Big in Japan (also has proxy service) Tokyo Otaku Mode FigureHaven Archonia (EU retailer) Jungle
List of retailers on MFC
/AnimeFigures' List of Retailers
Community Guide to Shopping in Japan
Blogs/News:
Nekomagic (News/Previews) NyaaFigurines (Reviews/Releases) Kahotan's Blog (News/Reviews) Figma Blog (JP)

Buying & Shipping

1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
  • Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
  • Airmail
  • E-packet
  • Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
  • DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
  • Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
  • Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
  • HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
  • GSC Web Shop: Here you’ll pay a flat 2,000 yen fee per order. It doesn’t matter how many items you put in your order, or how many different months the items release in. They will charge you 2,000 yen and ship all items as they release. The exception to this rule is their Wonder Festival exclusive items. Those can only be placed in the same order as other Wonder Festival items.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQ’s.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
  • Big in Japan (Japanese store)
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • Anime Island
  • Crunchyroll
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
  • Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
  • Europe: Using EMS raises your chance of getting charged for customs. SAL can still avoid customs in some countries, but generally gets checked in the UK now if the items are above the threshold. Amiami offers a shipping service called “Small Air Packet” that is really good for avoiding customs when you are only shipping one or two figures. Small Air Packet usually takes about the same amount of time as EMS, and still comes with tracking.The minimum declared value for customs charges in the Europe is pretty low- around £15 (£36 for gifts) / €20.
  • Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
  • United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed?
My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.

Displaying Your Figures

12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips are often suggested. They come in white or muti-colored.
Most hardware stores carry something similar though, if you don’t live by an Ikea. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
  • Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
  • Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.

Finding the Right Figure(s) for You

16. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
  • Alter
  • Max Factory
  • Good Smile Company
  • Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
  • Aquamarine
  • Flare
  • Stronger
17. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
18. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.

Keeping Up with New Announcements

19. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
20. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
21. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2020.10.22 17:45 dmcjr22 Guide and tips for CCGTV

Hello everybody well with all the free time on my hands i figured i compile a little guide if you will about useful things you can do with CCGTV. So hope you all enjoy and may get some use of.
 
New to side loading and installing?
First you need to go to settings/system/about/ click on android tv os build until it says you are now developer. Now install a file explorer from play store on CCGTV.
Install Send Files To TV on both phone and CCGTV. Download apk you want on phone and send it to CCGTV via Send Files to Tv. Once its transfered on CCGTV open up file explorer go to downloads and you will see apk you sent click on it to install.
Apkmirror](https://www.apkmirror.com/) is great source to get safe apks
If you have an Android device you can also use Easy Fire Tools to install apps you have installed on your Android device can also install apks you have in download folder of Android device.
Once installed go to settings in Easy Fire Tools under fire ip address put in CCGTV ip. Go back to sideload click on icon in top right corner to connect. Click on app you want to install.
To find CCGTV ip go to settings/system/about/status It will be bottom number ie 192.168.x.xx
 
Looking for 3rd party launcher here is one not in play store.
Appstarter is one of original 3rd party launchers for fire tv. It is no longer being kept up but still works great.
Features are as follows:
*Date and time
*All apps installed will show up
*Can change app icon size
*Sort order of icons on home screen
*Use own wallpaper for background
*Can hide/show apps
*Best of all shortcuts for settings, Play Store, Google Play Movies, Games.
To get Play Store, Google Play Movies, Games shortcuts under settings check show system apps. Go back to apps then back to settings that way they register in hidden apps. Now go to hidden apps check all boxes you want to hide just leave the google play shortcuts unchecked. When done click ok.
 
Want to have your launcher be the default launcher and boot on start of CCGTV?
Then use Ftvlaunchx this is another app made for fire tv. This was designed so you could choose your 3rd party launcher as default home. Also makes chosen launcher boot on startup. This needs permissions to work using adb. Using adb type in the following command hint enter
pm grant de.codefaktor.ftvlaunchx android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
Bug: when you go to play store you cant see my apps click on search go back and my apps will appear.
 
Have a side loaded app that doesn't show up on your launcher?
10/22 ALSO CAN DO THIS TO MAKE PLAY STORE SHORTCUT
Package name is com.android.vending    
This website https://atvlauncher.trekgonewild.de creates a shortcut for apps that don't show up on launchers.
Also creates shortcuts for web bookmarks from TV App Repo.
You will need a png for icon and banner. To get icon/banner png you're gonna need to open the apk. You will need to use your file explorer. If you have the apk file itself you will need to long press apk file and open with package installer. If you dont have apk file if your file explorer has an applications manager use that to find app and browse it to find icon. You will need to look in the res folder. Usually under drawable xhdpi or similar folders. Copy icon to different folder somewhere so you can use it with https://atvlauncher.trekgonewild.de
You will also need the package name of app. Go to settings/apps find your app to the right under version is what you want you put in.
Generate, download and install on CCGTV and you will now have that app appear on home launcher.
 
Wanna create a home launcher shortcut for your favorite website?
You will need to install Tv App Repo on CCGTV.
Open TV App Repo choose web bookmark enter url you want. Click generate shortcut, then create shortcut. In about 20 secs you will see download complete and prompt box to install. Go ahead and install it.
You will notice on stock home launcher there is no banner. On replacement launcher the icon is same as TV App Repo. To resolve this follow https://atvlauncher.trekgonewild.de steps above.
For web bookmarks the app package will be something like de.eye_interactive.atvl.xxxxx.
 
Need to connect to CCGTV with ADB?
To connect via android device use Remote Adb Shell
Via windows or mac you can use Adblink http://jocala.com/
To find CCGTV ip go to settings/system/about/status It will be bottom number ie 192.168.x.xx
 
Want to control CCGTV via phone?
Here are some android remote control apps.
Android TV Remote gives you basic control of ccgtv and has keyboard, touchpad is shaky according to posts.
Cetusplay you need to install on phone and on ccgtv found on playstore. Gives basic controls, keyboard and mouse functions.
Android Remote Box you need to install on phone and on ccgtv found on playstore. Gives basic controls keyboard and mouse functions.
 
Want to remap buttons for remote control?
Button Mapper well worth getting paid version if you are using 3rd party remote. Found on CCGTV Play Store.
Keyboard/Button Mapper this is free not as straightforward as Button Mapper.
 
For those who are using a non CCGTV remote like a harmony ( i suspect nvidia remotes and fire remotes would work) you can use mouse toggle app. But you will have to do a work around because those who used it on shield know to disable mouse mode you need to hit home. So the work around is use button remapper and have home single tap as no action.
Also for harmony users yes you can use shield, fire tv, or pc as devices to control CCGTV but enter button doesn't always work ie while typing in play store letters would not show up hitting enter. So you will need to add CCGTV as device in the activity you use and snag select button from CCGTV.
If you want menu button which is handy in for sideloaded apps you can add fire tv as device to do so. Even if you don't have fire tv. Just add it as a device on next page where it asks to connect to bluetooth hit the next button. Let it sync. No need to create activity. Then go to your CCGTV activity choose rerun add fire tv. Finish rerun let it sync. Then map the menu button from fire tv on remote.
For more great tips with Harmony go here thanks SuperSam64
 
Update 10/21
Update 10/22
*Added link for harmony tips
*Added play store shortcut Thanks Not-so-Friendly_Elk
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2020.10.22 06:13 TheInvaderZim I'm in college RN and it fukkin' sucks

Alright so preface: I'm in my third (technically sixth because of dropouts and major changes) year of American college, having now been at as many schools, and our education system was already a fucking mess. Keep in mind that above the dotted line, this is shit that was already a crippling problem prior to 2020, I'm just rehashing because it's been blown the fuck up recently under covid.
For example, transferring schools? Why would we do something sensible, like standardize degree requirements and class names across schools nationwide, or perhaps institutionalize actual standards for education practices instead of just course content itself? Let me put it this way: when anonymous online educators like Crash Course and Khan Academy are capable of providing both higher quality, more comprehensive and somehow more personalized lecture material for free than your shitty fucking 100k-a-year instructors can for a classroom of 30, you have majorly fucked. up. Proactivity is the name of the game in American college - build your study groups, bookmark wikipedia and be ready to pirate a truckload of overpriced textbooks, because the only thing you can be sure of in any given course is that you will not be provided the environment or basic resources required to pass on the course's merits alone.
Not only does college fail miserably at actually teaching you, but it's expensive. High School being mediocre I understand - it's a baseline experience, mandatory, and free, so there's an allowance for general suckage. But what the fuck - depending on where you are in America you're paying anywhere between 1,500 and 20,000 a semester just in tuition for this supposed "world class" education, and this is what you get? Droning teachers and no notable extracurriculars besides sports, out-of-date course material and no personal attention of any kind? You're told to expect a charter school type deal, a sort of look at what High School is supposed to be, instead you're shuffled along into the next link in a long chain of mediocrity, throwing you out into the world just as unprepared and just as undereducated as when you went in, heavily in debt and now holding a piece of paper that's rapidly becoming as worthless as a HS diploma because - surprise - its now mandatory!
And get this, in a lot of ways its a step back from high school learning. HS had a sort of honesty about it - the students were stuck there regardless and the teachers did the best they could with what little they had. At the very least the basics it taught - math, english, science - were relevant foundational knowledge for how the world works (at least on an intellectual level). My HS instructors at least tried. They stayed up late grading, they put effort into making assignments interesting, they cared about the lives of their students, and there was a seemingly universal understanding that the young people they were caring for deserved their best. They kept class on time every day, and always made time if you needed something. And I would consider myself to have had a fairly mediocre HS...
Good god, I would never in a million years have expected to meet so many college professors that didn't care. I'm closing my, like, 7th semester and I don't think I've ever had enough fucks among my professors to rub two together. How the fuck do these people get off on being in charge of higher education? Go stick these droning dumbasses in front of high school students and go get the teachers that actually care into the better paying seats! If you're not in front of a professor that puts in the bare fucking minimum and drones on in front of a powerpoint for 2 hours, you're either stuck with some fartsniffer that cares more about their own standards and departmental beliefs than actually, yknow, teaching, or else a random civillian that accidentally wandered into the classroom with a knowledge of the topic and no actual knowledge on how to teach.
And that's to say nothing of the schools! Somehow, classrooms are smaller and more cramped in my multi-thousand-dollar college courses than they were at my already overcrowded high school! Technology is anywhere from 5 to 15 years out of date, and it seems to be mandatory that your shitty backend web service that links everything together be designed by someone who has never actually taken the courses the school teaches on UX, UI or general technical infrastructure management. Professors themselves are a premium, of course, but good god, you want to make an appointment with a counselor or your financial aid office? It's like the DMV on steroids, because at least there I can walk in and be seen eventually! At every school I've been to if you want to talk to someone about, say, scheduling classes or figuring out why your FAFSA isn't processing right, well you'd better be ready to sacrifice a goat and run a marathon to get a spot, with some particularly egregious examples of counseling being 15 minute appointments booked out literally months in advance.
And finally, you don't just have to put up with this shit for education that's somehow relevant, you're also going to take a wide slew of tertiary classes misclassified as "general education" that are there for no other reason than to waste your time and drain your wallet. From Roman Studies and Music Theory as a chemist to Chem 2 and basic calculus as an anthropologist, you'll be confronted with a wide array of stupid mandatory bullshit that you couldn't give less of a fuck about, and now you're paying for the privilege of taking it!
But here's the real insult to injury, the real piss-down-the-back, shit-on-the-face blatant corruption of the whole thing: of all your options, this piece of shit process is still the best and in many cases only access point into any non-trade career skills! Nevermind that you're, yknow, not actually learning anything relevant to the job you're looking for most of the time, or that unemployment is dummy thicc at the best of times so you've got a decent chance of working as a cashier or secretary anyway, if you decide you want to use your brain instead of your hands for a living, this is the only option! Fuck me, I don't have anything against trade schools, I just actually want to be a mid-level business manager for funding while I corral my own interests on the side! Why is this the only goddamn way to get there?
- - -
And there's the dotted line. Because this was all a shitbox in 2019, when the US only had to worry about a severely underfunded, undervalued, woefully mismanaged and completely out-of-date higher education system. Now multiply the suckage by about 200% by dropping a giant, steaming, greasy deuce called COVID-19 on top of it.
For starters, even 8 months after this shit started the organization and messaging around it is still completely fucked. The colleges are obviously torn because they need students in seats to justify their outrageous tuition prices, but they obviously can't just poison an entire generation of people! You have to understand that after the clusterfuck that was spring 2020, the reenrollment rates for the all-online fall classes were the lowest in recent history, and for good reasons we'll get to.
So what to do - maybe take the sensible and costly precautions to get students back in chairs and teachers back into their comfort zone by shrinking class sizes and taking appropriate precautions? Or, hey, bite the bullet and spend a few months actually preparing for an all online semester, and invest in the technical resources to both provide gear and teach the professors how to use it?
Nope! Instead the entire US education system up and collectively did the scummiest thing possible, which was to straight up lie about most classes being on-campus up until about 1-2 weeks prior to classes starting, wherein they decided to pull the rug from under everyone and move 95% of all classes online.
And that wasn't enough, because why not screw both sides of the spectrum while you're at it! If you happened to be part of the arbitrary 5-10% of classes that are still in person, congratulations, you may now bear witness to some of the trashiest and lowest-effort protections against the pandemic possible. Been into a doctor's office lately? That's the appropriate level of sanitation and precaution. Been into a school? Well, we're just gonna give you some sanitizer wipes, make you wear a mask and tell you good luck!
Meanwhile, let's talk about our system's pitiful excuse for "online learning." Here's a simple math problem: what's the result when you add a technologically-inept professor to an already-under-performing IT infrastructure, subtract any training that could've been provided from the equation, multiply it all by an already underfunded and understaffed IT department, and raise it to the power of nonexistent tools, peripherals and materials for actually making the whole experience possible?
Spoilers: you get a fucking Fukushima-level disaster event. Formerly, it seemed that every professor in America needed to take a test on how to not use technology before they were considered qualified to teach - such basic skills as typing proficiency, technical understanding of computers and general user savvy are apparently frowned upon in the teaching world. Now let's go ahead and rely entirely on that poorly-understood and utterly-misused technology for a year or two, while providing none of the basic tools such as a tablet for annotations or even a proper fucking high-quality microphone for teaching. Most astonishing to me was that teaching remote was even possible, as the internet at my most recent school was so abysmal that it wouldn't be possible to attend a digital class if you were on campus!
Mark my words, this semester and the one before it have been a disaster for the American people that will come to be seen as the death knell of the country's labor force, because this system is not failing, it has failed. There is such a high rate of dropout, such an extreme failure rate in both higher education and lower, that this year has set back more than half the students in the system, if not completely failed them and watched them drop from it entirely. Like the earth-shattering unemployment that isn't being talked about, this complete failure of our schools will fundamentally uproot the economy as soon as the rest of the country wakes the fuck up to it.
And to that end, I. Am. Out. Despite my huge amount of time in school, I have 4 semesters left before I graduate with my bachelor's, and I'm doing everything in my power to get the fuck out of this country for it. Whether it's Canada, Europe, New Zealand or goddamn Mexico, anywhere is better than here, and if you're reading this right now from a situation similar to mine, I cannot emphasize enough that you should do the same. Get out, now, before everyone else realizes what's going on and the situation crashes down completely.
If nothing else it'll come with a side benefit of no longer being stuck underneath our absurd tuition and trash-tier economy.
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2020.10.21 22:10 Anonymous-Green CRISPR Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 1 CARBON Trial of CTX110™ in Relapsed or Refractory CD19+ B-cell Malignancies

CRISPR Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 1 CARBON Trial of CTX110™ in Relapsed or Refractory CD19+ B-cell Malignancies
-50% (2/4) complete response (CR) rate at three months in the Dose Level 3 (DL3) cohort; both responders remain in CR-
-Early evidence of dose-dependent responses with CTX110-
-Acceptable safety profile at DL3 or below-
-Management to host webcast and conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET-
ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 21, 2020 -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced positive top-line results from the Company’s ongoing Phase 1 CARBON trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of CTX110, its wholly-owned allogeneic CAR-T cell therapy targeting CD19+ B-cell malignancies.
“We are highly encouraged by today’s data, which demonstrate the promise of allogeneic therapies in treating hematological malignancies,” said Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics. “Over time, we believe CRISPR-edited allogeneic CAR-T has the potential to leapfrog autologous CAR-T and benefit much broader patient populations. We continue to enroll patients and look forward to additional data read-outs for this program as well as our other allogeneic CAR-T programs, CTX120™ and CTX130™, next year. We are grateful to the patients and investigators who have made this important research possible.”
"From this early data read-out, CTX110 has shown dose-dependent efficacy and response rates that are comparable to the early autologous CAR-T trials. Furthermore, CTX110 had an acceptable safety profile, which could make CAR-Ts more widely accessible,” said Joseph McGuirk, D.O., Professor of Medicine and Division Director of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical Center and investigator in the Phase 1 CARBON trial of CTX110. “While longer follow-up is required, these early data support the potential for CTX110 to become an effective off-the-shelf CAR-T therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies.”
CARBON Trial Overview
The Phase 1 CARBON trial is an open-label, multicenter study evaluating the safety and efficacy of CTX110 in adult patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who have received at least two prior lines of therapy. As of the September 28, 2020, data cutoff, 12 patients were enrolled and infused with CTX110. Data are reported for the 11 patients who had at least completed their one-month assessment as of the data cutoff date.
Patients were infused with CTX110 following three days of lymphodepletion using fludarabine (30mg/m2/day) and cyclophosphamide (500mg/m2/day). The primary endpoints include safety as measured by the incidence of dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) and overall response rate. Key secondary endpoints include duration of response, progression-free survival and overall survival.
Additional details may be found at clinicaltrials.gov, using identifier: NCT04035434.
Safety Data Overview
Dose Levels 1 – 3 (n=10)
No DLTs were observed. There were no cases of Graft-vs-Host Disease (GvHD) despite high HLA-mismatch between allogeneic CAR-T donors and patients. No infusion reactions to either lymphodepleting chemotherapy or CTX110 were observed. Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) occurred in three patients (30%) and in each case was Grade 2 or below and resolved with tocilizumab administration. One patient (10%) had Grade 2 Immune Effector Cell-Associated Neurotoxicity Syndrome (ICANS) that improved within 24 hours with standard interventions. Two additional serious adverse events (periorbital cellulitis and febrile neutropenia) occurred after CTX110 infusion, both of which resolved and were determined to be unrelated to disease progression or CTX110.
Dose Level 4 (n=1)
One patient received Dose Level 4 of CTX110. On Day 5, the patient experienced Grade 2 CRS which resolved in 5 days. The PET/CT assessment at Day 25 showed the patient had achieved a complete response. The following day, the patient was hospitalized with febrile neutropenia and developed symptoms of short-term memory loss and confusion. The symptoms eventually progressed to significant obtundation that required intubation. He was initially treated for ICANS with steroids, anakinra and intrathecal chemotherapy without improvement. The patient was later found to have reactivation of HHV-6 and HHV-6 encephalitis and treated with antiviral therapy. The decision was made to withdraw supportive care and the patient died 52 days after CTX110 infusion.
Clinical Activity (n=11)
Early evidence of dose-dependent anti-tumor activity was seen with CTX110. Disease assessment was performed by centralized independent radiological review according to the 2014 Lugano response criteria.
Complete response (CR) was achieved at Dose Levels 2, 3, and 4. At DL3, two out of four patients had a complete response. These two patients remain in CR.

The four patients with CR had deep responses including the complete resolution of extranodal disease, normalization of all nodal disease to 1.5 cm or smaller, and a Deauville score of 2 or lower. Additionally, one of these patients who had 30% lymphoblasts in the bone marrow achieved complete clearance after CTX110 infusion.
CR was achieved both in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and with transformed follicular lymphoma, as well as in patients who were primary refractory and who had relapsed after autologous stem cell transplant.
At DL2 and above, CTX110 was detected at multiple time points in all patients, with peak expansion occurring at 1-2 weeks and cells detected as late as 180 days post-infusion​.
Conference Call and WebcastCRISPR Therapeutics will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:30 a.m. ET. The webcast will be made available on the CRISPR Therapeutics website at https://crisprtx.gcs-web.com/events in the Investors section under Events and Presentations. Following the live audio webcast, the presentation and replay will be available on the Company's website for approximately 30 days.
Dial-In InformationLive (U.S. / Canada): +1 (866) 342‑8588
Live (International): +1 (203) 518‑9865Conference ID: 80521
About CTX110™
CTX110, a wholly owned program of CRISPR Therapeutics, is a healthy donor-derived gene-edited allogeneic CAR-T investigative therapy targeting cluster of differentiation 19, or CD19. CTX110 is being investigated in the CARBON trial.
About CARBON
The ongoing Phase 1 single-arm, multi-center, open label clinical trial, CARBON, is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of several dose levels of CTX110 for the treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies. CRISPR Therapeutics is the sponsor of the CARBON trial.
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2020.10.21 19:29 UnimpressiveCreeps Chrome and captchas, incompatibilities and other odd occurrences

Chrome and captchas, incompatibilities and other odd occurrences
I've been having trouble for a couple of days while using Chrome on various fronts. It started off with captchas, which began taking longer to load than usual; they'd force me to do the same one at least twice and even up to four times, despite always getting them correctly. But after yesterday it's gotten worse. Some captchas don't work anymore, and the ones that do have an odd look to them.
The first image shows what I see when the captcha decides to work. Ignore the fact that it's in Spanish, if you may.
https://preview.redd.it/o0b2f2e1hhu51.png?width=302&format=png&auto=webp&s=17665a17aa3efa0bdb5ac51edcf5467b4882e3a2
However, the second image is the worst scenario.
\"The page www.google.com has rejected the connection\"
What's weird, is that it's not constant. Sometimes I get the regular images and a functioning captcha, and other times I don't.
On top of that, other pages, such as https://web.whatsapp.com/ tell me that I require Google Chrome 49+ in order to run them, and directs me to the main page of Google Chrome. I've checked for updates, and I am up to date on that regard, but it still insists that I'm out of date.
This only happens with Chrome, too; other browsers don't give me this kind of trouble.
The only modification I've done to my PC in the last few days has been Updating Windows 10 last Saturday, but these issues have been recent. The name of these updates can be found on the third image.
https://preview.redd.it/5a3up240hhu51.png?width=887&format=png&auto=webp&s=3d450c246f5cf95377c9f546d8326be1d110ac66
I've been told to enable Javascript, but it's been enable the entire time
I am honestly baffled; never before has anything like this happened. I hope someone here can help me.
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2020.10.21 18:55 Z3R0gravitas Silver is far harder than high gold (old main vs newer alt, all roles, solo Q, EU) - placements comparison graphic and matchmaker trap hypothesis

Graphic summary of this season's placements for my old main, long stuck in silver (ZeroGravitas#2272), verses my newer alt in high gold (Z3R0gravitas#2420). 27% verses 60% win rate, respectively (across the 15 matches on each). Seems backwards...
This is just a snippet of evidence of a larger picture, where my silver comp games have been consistently harder and less winnable than games on my alt, for a long time. [Edit: note, I also placed my alt for the first time in season 20, then played an additional 5 games per role, for a total of 45 matches on that account to date.]
Despite my alt being 402 to 873 SR higher, this season, I felt the games were more fair and easier, overall. I got more wins despite lower stats, sometimes (dps role, particularly). My occasional mistakes having a clear impact without being totally devastating.
The standard basic advice from this sub (and elsewhere) actually being fully relevant, on my alt. E.g. stay alive, get value, synergise and counter pick, analyse your mistakes, etc. (I've watched a very large amount of educational videos and streams in the last few years too, of course.)
Whereas my main has hopeless "gg go next" for about 2/3 matches. I examine all my losses in the replay viewer (a fantastic tool) to see what big mistakes I've made and what was happening overall. They are predominantly a clear case of team diff and/or enemy dps 'smurf' carry. (I'm fairly confident at recognising high plat+ rank snipeDoom, etc, play.)
I'll explain more about my personal experiences further down. First I'm going to run through what I've been able to find out about the OW competitive matchmaker, because I think this might explain the main reason for my situation while also being relevant for many other players. But not most - this sub definitely provides a whole lot of useful education info that clearly helps a lot of players. Good job! But many here can be a little too dogmatic in assuming that only personal failings can ever be a major issue preventing rank climb. I want to question that assumption, and maybe some others (with evidence).

MMR-SR disparity rank trap hypothesis:

From what the devs are prepared to tell us, I quoted and summarised the bits I thought important at the end of this exchange, on a thread in this sub a week ago. So I'll only link the sources here. Only points 1 to 5 (and maybe 6) are fully relevant to this theory, but I've included more, because I'm verbose...:
What we know for sure about the competitive matchmaker:
  1. Jeff and the devs have emphasised that it primarily uses hidden MMR to match players together. [A 2016, B 2016]
  2. MMR is not equal to SR. It's a somewhat complex 'player quality' metric, but it maps skill on a -3 to +3 scale (for the majority of players). [C 2019]
  3. It tries its best to make every match's predicted outcome as close to 50/50 odds as possible. The cut-off for making a match is 40/60 percentage odds. More SR is given for a win overcoming bad odds. [D 2018]
  4. We all see that the average SR of each team is always close. These will also generally be fairly close to your personal SR, if you are solo queuing. (This is more commonly divergent for players at the rarefied extremes of the rankings, with fewer peers to match with.)
  5. MMR changes more rapidly than SR usually can. And "will fluxate more rapidly the less frequently you play". Faster for band new players. [E 2020] (I've heard claims MMR used to be averaged across player stats for all time, but I'm dubious that this was ever so, or is still the case, if it ever was.)
  6. It considers your MMR relative to the enemy team's average MMR ("strength of schedule"). [E 2020] I think this means it will award less SR gain for winning matches below your rank (I've not seen this explicitly stated). Or rather, below your hidden MMR, however good it secretly thinks you are.
  7. First time comp placements have accelerated SR change, from a starting point of mid-gold. Accelerated SR change continues for the next 5 (?) games after first placements (at roughly 5 times the normal amount, ~125 instead of ~25).
  8. There's a minor performance based SR contribution (plat and below), of course. [E 2020] So hard carry players will gain a little more where they greatly outperformed the average for players on their chosen character(s), in matches around that rank.
  9. Grouping is considered advantageous, so it always tries to match same sized groups, with similar skill distribution, where possible. [D 2018] I think I've heard it hinted/admitted that other player quality factors might be used to counter-balance unequal group sizes? Please link me if you have a source.
  10. At the high end of the ladder, wins gain less SR the closer one gets to 5000 SR. Grouping is more limited and between season placement results are currently capped at 3900SR.
  11. Bonus SR gain for win streaks was essentially removed in season 11 [F 2018]. It may still exist, within mid-ranks, with raised requirement and lower rewards, so is not very relevant.
  12. Blizzard never analyse audio or text comms, despite their patent describing such. [G 2020]
  13. In season 3, the devs included an SR win/loss adjustment factor that often looked extreme and arbitrary (win 10 SR, lose 40 for no obvious reason). It was there specifically to realign the 'normal' curve of player SR distribution back towards gold. They apparently cocked up the maths at the start of season 2, making the range of SRs too compact and too high up towards plat. [H 2016]It seems to me that this one instance of arbitrary shifting of SRs may have created an ongoing misunderstanding, e.g. via this post. I doubt that, in general, SR is systematically shifted towards a player's hidden MMR with a biasing factor, like that. Not beyond fixing that specific issue, 4 years ago. (I've heard that the distribution's currently centred near 2350 as an average, rather than exactly mid-gold...?)
TL;DR - Crux of the trap theory: because the competitive matchmaker is simultaneously solving to balance teams by visible SR *and* hidden MMR, to create a predicted 50/50 odds outcome, it will have to counterbalance higher MMR players on one team with higher MMR players on the other team. Or lower MMR players on the same team. I believe MMR is able to change at a much faster rate than SR, e.g. to balance QP within a few games.
I think it's set up this way because the devs had to accept smurfing as a reality. (BTW, I think 'smurfing' is mostly account sharing in lower ranks.) There are a substantial number of players who deliberately avoid being moving fully towards an SR corresponding to their true player skill. These players would *entirely* dominate the outcome of matches if the system didn't try to counter-balance them. So it makes sense that any player performing a little better (or worst) should be able to tip the balance of a match, and thus climb (or fall). Even if they are not the carry.
The problem (I think) is that this could also create a trap, biasing matchmaking against players who are legitimately under-ranked. With MMR significantly above their SR. (Though not massively so - I'm only claiming ~500SR, due to my known limitations.)
This trap definitely isn't the case most of the time, so when is it relevant?:
Sub-hyppothesis: the same MMR metric is shared between QP and competitive matchmakers (on a per-role basis).
I feel my comp matchmaking, on my main, has been more manageable when I've used my alt account for all my quickplay, instead. Conversely, it was particularly hard this season, after playing a fair bit socially with my game friends, who average around diamond/plat. But this is harder for me to be absolutely certain about, because my capabilities do vary a little, and the times I play at vary a lot, too.
Although, I see other players with under-ranked accounts talking about systematic bias against ranking up. Like this masters player, here yesterday, reporting a gold account with 67% win-rate failing to gain SR. I think their case may be more about MMR being a *lot* higher than rank, so it's expecting that they carry every game (point 6, above).
If the comp matchmaker were using a separate MMR stat, this would be far more limited to how far out of whack it could get. It could only project your skill based on performance differentials verses players of low skill. A top 2% player in silver is still just exceptionally good for silver; it can't say if they below in plat, diamond, higher. For accounts only playing comp (like streamers doing 'bronze to GM'), it con only go on comp performance. But I've not seen devs hint at any kind of MMR duality anywhere, so I expect it's shared (fitting with my experience, too). I'm keeping in mind that much referenced talk about the MMR system comes from back before competitive was first introduced [e.g. 2016].
Note that the scale of your MMR-SR disparity (how under-ranked you are) would not necessarily correlate with the scale of smurf skill you will be balanced against. A super-smurf (say, MMR 3 ranks above SR) on one team, would often be counter-balanced by multiple under-ranked players on the other side (say, 3 who are 1 rank out), so the total MMRs sum up. If something like this happens, then moderately under-ranked players could expect to hit super-smurf enemies a lot more than players who's SR is close to their MMR. I feel I've been seeing high plat and above skill enemy DPS players in ~1/3 of my matches (in addition to major imbalance in a further 1/3).
Alternative/complementary hypothesis: high silver truly has higher skilled players than high gold. But then they'd need to be trapped there, by this or other factors. Or maybe 'skill' is too one dimensional; they may be (for example) better mechanically while much worst overall, due to entrenched misunderstandings. I think there's some truth here, but it's not most significant.

Back to my situation and personal experiences:

Quick biography - I'm 37 and studied degrees in physics, then systems engineering. Since then I've been chronically ill with ME/CFS, and so have spent years in various game communities exploring and explaining counter-intuitive technical aspects. Hence I find this topic academically, as well as personally, interesting...
Anyway, I made my alt account at the end of last year, after being fed up of being stuck in silver (or below) for years. I placed my main season 1, when I was only playing socially, very casual. I was sure that I was now a gold level player, maybe a little higher on my main roles - Moira/main tank (from filling for years). I could see that, for one source, from looking at very many profiles of the players I matched against while solo queueing in quickplay (getting numerous plats and even some diamonds at various points). Yes, that's difficult to assess, with only 1/6 profiles visible, or so (and there might be bias towards higher ranks having more visible?).
But placing my alt totally vindicated me, to my satisfaction, at least. The matches on it were a breath of fresh air. Of course there was variability with some unfortunate match-ups. But it's a different order of magnitude, with most games more balanced than any on my silver main. I think people don't appreciate the scale difference of the issue, when trapped players complain of things that they also see, just to a much lesser extent.
There's definitely an 'ELO hell' aspect, for me, too - I have strong comms and team play and relatively weaker, slower mechanics. So higher ranks boost my contributions a little more, too (e.g. flankers I call out sometimes get dealt with!). My main limitation is slow visual information processing - I'm dyslexic with a reading speed half what it should be. I just can not read the kill feed while engaged in a fight and it takes me a little longer to see what's going on generally, especially in more chaotic situations. With ADHD-PI (and a little 'brain fog' from ME/CFS), my working memory can be weaker, so struggling to keep track what's behind me, too, when under pressure...
But I'm certain these deficits aren't the core issue with my main account's rank, because:
Note that all my matches have been solo queue, spread across many different days. Various times of day, due to my broken 26 hour long circadian rhythm with my ME/CFS (chronic fatigue). Avoiding peak times for kids (because their higher mechanics and lower team play may be unfavourable for me). Always warming up in Mystery Heroes and QP first, never playing comp unless I'm functioning well enough. Definitely never play drunk or tilted, stopping after 2 bad losses. Using the same, light, informative, positive comms (where there's anyone at all to talk to). No toxicity or ordering others about. I even tried one season (last year) of staying out of comms altogether, to be sure I wasn't distracting teammates (particularly with the EU language barrier). I still slowly dropped.
The only times I've consistently climbed have been:
Anyway. Please note that I'm not really looking for tips on playing better, currently. I've not included any replay codes, partly because I don't currently have any (after the last patch wiped them). Also, it would be near impossible to *prove* that my silver games are unfairly balanced. That would require you looking at a lot of games, to build up a full picture of the situation. Or that my play deserves to let me climb; I know I make plenty of mistakes, as everyone does. Because of my biological limitations I'm never climbing myself up as high as diamond, I'm pretty sure the pace and precision for that is well beyond me.
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2020.10.21 15:58 WVPrepper The $20 Socks

OK, so the title is a slight exaggeration... the socks were $12.99 and shipping was $5.99, so $18.98 is more accurate. And the story is more "The Saga of the Traveling Socks" since the socks themselves are not the problem. On to the Tale...
I love Halloween. I love costumes. I have more costumes than regular clothes, even after a recent clean-out. I recently got a nicely made second hand costume that was missing the socks. No problem, right? It is practically Halloween, so finding parts to complete the look should be a breeze. Right?
Well, the seasonal store that sells costumes and decor in a strip mall did not open a nearby location this year. I am sure it was partly a COVID thing limiting the number of customers they could serve and the likelihood that Halloween would be "cancelled" this year. In any event, I hit up the website, and found what I needed. It was October 7th, 2020.
I placed my order, got a confirmation number, and the next day, got a shipping notification with a tracking number.
10-09-2020: Arrived at Shipping Carrier Facility in Origin City
10-12-2020: Departed Shipping Carrier Facility
10-13-2020: Arrived at Carrier Facility 100 miles from my address. Delivery Estimate Updated to 10-15-2020.
10-14-2020: Arrived at Carrier Facility 11 miles from my address at 2:29PM and departed said facility at 9:14PM.
10-15-2020: Crickets
10-16-2020: More Crickets
10-17-2020: Arrived at the Carrier Facility from whence it came, 100 miles away, in a neighboring state at 5:23AM. Delivery Date Updated to "Pending".
10-18-2020: Delivery Pending.
10-19-2020: Tried calling Carrier. Phone system offered a return call "in over an hour" so I left my number. No return call received. Called the costume store, where a recording advised me to hang up and use the live chat button at the top of their web site. I hung up. Went to website. There is no live chat option. Emailed the costume store.
10-20-2020: Tried filing claim on carrier site. Apparently only the seller can do so. Called carrier again at 2:30PM, and again requested a call back. Still waiting.
Called seller again and pressed the number to "place an order" just to get to a person. A recording told me I would receive a call back in about an hour. At 4:15, a representative of the costume store called me, placing me on a 20 minute hold. When he came back, all he could tell me was that the package was "in transit".
10-21-2020: Tracking information says "No scheduled delivery date available at this time."
Am I wrong to think the seller ought to ship a replacement? Am I crazy for wondering why my package is going the wrong way? The carrier website says that packages often move in the "wrong direction" on the way to their destination, but why would they send it from a facility in my state, 11 miles from the delivery address to the station 100 miles away, in another state, that it came from days earlier?
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2020.10.21 12:56 knittybagkittyboost Finally got the Precision Touchpad working (HP Spectre 13 ae model)

This is going to be a TL;DR post but I just wrote this cuz of the frustrating and gratifying experience of getting Precision Touchpad working on the HP Spectre x360 (pre 1x-ap0xx models). For those of you who are just getting one of these models I'm just gonna compile all the information here and dispel whatever did and didn't work for me to save you much valuable time of trial-and-error because I almost darn near gave up on this thing, even listed the laptop on FB Marketplace but I'm glad I didn't cuz the end result is sooooo smooth, it's so worth it, the trackpad definitely tracks like it looks (a widescreen glass Macbook touchpad haha)
You would think after 2 years of being the poster child of Precision Touchpad workarounds they would have at least updated their very very first quad core 13 inch highest end thin and light ultrabook but nope they decided to stop at the 1x-ap0xx Whiskey Lake refresh model otherwise known as the gem cut Spectres.
Fine by me but god this was such an awful experience just getting Precision Touchpad drivers to work with all the information littered all over the nets! Doesn't help that the nomenclature HP goes with is a bit confusing since HP doesn't exactly go with a simplified schema for it and the information isn't exactly official, moreso presumed. With that being said for the 2018 series that I was dealing with, there is the 1x-ae0xx model which is the one I have with the squared edges otherwise recognized as the Early 2018 model and then there is the 1x-ap0xx model which is otherwise known as the 'gem cut' and Late 2018 model.
Just a little background, I'm a graphic and web designer and usability is a really important factor for me when picking out a laptop next to portability. I was coming from a a device which had Precision Touchpad enabled already natively, my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 3 and everything about it was perfect, couldn't complain at all, it had a WQHD display with touch and pen input, a passive active stylus that slid right into the chassis and a very slim design but I wanted to change things up because this is really my first venture into 2-in-1 laptops since Microsoft + Intel really started shaking things up back in 2017-2018 so I listed my X1Y and went in search of other laptops, the Spectre's sleek design and 4K models feasible at under $1k mark caught my eye and so I went for it. I sorely remember the Spectre being the sole model those "Enable Precision Touchpad on your Windows PCs workaround" blog posts would talk about when installing PT on older devices like my HP Folio 9470m from 2013 but I thought what the heck there's a solution and it can't be that bad, its just as simple as installing over the driver.
Sold my X1Y and bought my Spectre 13-ae0xx Early 2018 laptop and the person who sold it to me like a heathen decided installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 from the actual Microsoft ISO source was a great idea. This became evident to me first when I was going through the initial set up and the mouse had no acceleration and broken multi-touch gestures and finally when I went into Device Manager after setup and realizing there was a lot of Unknown devices with no drivers installed.
So I restored the laptop using the original HP recovery tool, which took forever by the way, I'm not sure why the driver installation set up isn't streamlined like it's literally installing every driver one-by-one-by-one waiting for reboot after reboot. Starting where everyone starts on this laptop fresh.
Okay so first bit of information to shoot down, while my laptop was restoring I was doing some research on how to get Precision Touchpad working and just otherwise seeing if there were any official Precision Touchpad driver support in a newer driver version or something since its 2020 and its been about 2 years since the laptops been out and a couple posts talked about how HP blessed Precision Touchpad support through a BIOS firmware update (f.4x) and somewhere down the line either through Windows Update drivers or the latest Synaptics drivers from HP would enable Precision Touchpad natively. I was ecstatic so I updated my BIOS which was on F.2x to F.31. I was thinking wait this posts says F.4x but then I thought well it probably has to do with the fragmentation of models HP releases. Restarted my laptop after the update and installed the Optional 'Synaptics Mouse' touchpad driver (biggest mistake I ever made by the way) and came back to no Precision.

Then I read about how PT drivers was distributed through Windows Update and it was only being distributed to W10 builds 1903 and up, I looked up my 'winver' in the start menu and realized the original HP recovery tool had brought me all the way back to version 1709. So I updated my Windows built. First to 1903 which took at least an hour, checked my touchpad settings, still no Precision. Tried installing the newest Synaptics drivers, nothing. Then updated to 1909, same thing. It was really confusing because the posts said 2018 Spectre model and 2018 refreshes of laptops are easy to identify by the processor model and core count, especially if you have the mainstream i5 and i7 models they are the first mobile processors to go quad-core in the 13-inch form factor, a tier usually reserved for the 15"+ class.

After careful deliberation, looking up reviews, filtering through the complaints of no Precision Touchpad support on 2018 models, rejoice when they finally 'fixed' it in 2019 and reviewers seemingly forgetting that there are people that dropped $1,400+ on that laptop just one year ago and not taking the time to look back and point out that they didn't fix that on the older models just yet. I realized that there were actually TWO 2018 Spectre models and its not quite evident when you're looking up reviews or the surface of the Spectre series line during that dubious time frame.

So I realized that there were TWO models which I described earlier (ae vs ap) and the gem-cut model was the model that HP decided to bless PT with through a BIOS f.4x firmware update with a conclusion that it was purely based on a cosmetic decision than any compatibility thing really. So forced obsolescence of a laptop just one season apart. So I was going to have to go the workaround method, whatever.
With workarounds, most people complained about how new feature updates (like version 1709 to 1803 or 1809 to 1903 for example) would always lose their manual driver setup they would have and how they needed to re-install the driver again every time. I thought to myself that updating device drivers manually isn't really that hard but just to make my time setting up worth it I might as well update my Windows to the latest version and lo and behold the newest feature update, version 2009 was just released yesterday as of this writing and I took to Microsoft Update tool to take me on a fast track to it (it wasn't showing up in Windows Update, due to a slow roll out Microsoft is implementing to have time to look over any bugs, etc.)

I was in for a surprise when I found out how a decision I made earlier in my process of getting Precision Touchpad working natively would affect how dubious and irritating the process would become because of one such decision. The decision of installing that optional Synaptics Mouse touchpad driver through Windows Update. There's no way to uninstall it, remove it from Windows or such, once it's installed its considered part of Windows vast library of native driver set and will always force itself upon any driver that's considered generic (aka the raw PS/2 driver base needed to update to the right driver base for this workaround)
Now the process itself
YOU MUST FOLLOW EVERY STEP OF THIS PROCESS, THIS ISN'T EXACTLY A ONE AND DONE DEAL LIKE HOW MOST LAPTOPS EVEN DATING AS FAR BACK AS 2010 ARE WITH PRECISION DRIVERS
I thought installing Precision Drivers means just that, installing over and removing any remnant of the old driver from running. same thing until i realized the lenovo precision touchpad drivers just run on top of whatever base synaptics drivers you have on and if youre base drivers isn't set up properly for precision then you're not going to get a cursor or proper precision gestures working
I broke it down into 3 pieces
Rolling back to the barebones PS/2 Touchpad driver
- You have to keep uninstalling the touchpad with the checkbox on for uninstalling all previous drivers until you only have ONE touchpad device (not PS/2 touchpad driver + HID device or Synaptics driver + HID or Synaptics by itself, has to be PS/2 driver and driver only. Don't worry if the PS/2 driver self updates to the 2019 driver by itself automatically if you accidentally installed the optional driver through Windows Update like I did, you just have to get it to this point where a mouse is visible and PS/2 driver is what is showing on the Device Manager which can take a few restarts)

-Install the 19.3.x Synaptics driver over the PS/2 driver. This will be your base, restart.
-Make sure your 19.3.x Synaptics driver is working, verify it's on version 19.3.x one through Device Manager.

  1. Installing Precision drivers
-Once you have a working driver base, install the Lenovo 'n1mgx14w' Precision Touchpad drivers over it. Restart and make sure a cursor shows and works

  1. Refining the Precision drivers for x360 specifically
-A few things you have to do include removing the ugly scroll icon through RegEdit and disabling the right click on the bottom right corner (recommended if you're like me and coming from a Mac)

Remove the ugly scroll icon
  1. Type in RegEdit in your Start menu
  2. Go to 'Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh' (you can copy and paste this to the address field in Registry Editor)
  3. Right click anywhere blank in the SynTPEnh folder and create a New DWORD (32-bit) value
  4. Name the value 'UseScrollCursor' and make sure the value is set to '0' (should default to it)
  5. Restart

Disabling right click on the bottom right corner
  1. Type in 'Touchpad settings' in your Start menu
  2. If you installed everything correctly, you should have a working cursor and on the top of the Touchpad settings menu it should tell you that your PC has a precision touchpad.
  3. Uncheck the 'Press the lower right corner of the touchpad to right click'
  4. Make sure all the other options are enabled including 'Tap with two fingers to right click'
  5. Done

**Oct 21 Update: This is an experiment I was working on during my first pass of the workaround installation. I disable the Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit Enhacement Services because during my experience the service launches progarmst hat run on top of the Precision drivers and the Synaptic multi-touch gestures engine conflict with the native Precision Touchpad engine creating irregular scrolling in apps like Chrominium Microsoft Edge (one scroll ends up scrolling from one side of the page to the other instead of in proper, natural intervals)
*** Oct 22 Update: I'm still finding new configurations as I go.. I tried updating the driver to a newer one (v18 and v30 of the UltraNav driver) cause SynTP Enhance fix was not sticking after waking from sleep and I just wanted to try newer native drivers in general but that didn't work and I had to redo the whole ordeal again
But this time around I don't have to disable the SynTP Enhance service anymore, Precision Touchpad just works like normal and especially so after waking from sleep. Not sure what I did different, I didn't tamper with the ClickPad settings like I did last time and I did utilize Group Policy Editor to disable installation of drivers on the touchpad device ID so that gave me some leeway with getting ahead of the Windows Update driver from force installing itself (for those of you with W10H theres a utility you can use to enable it like I did) but other than that still the same 19.3.x.x driver base and v14 Lenovo PT driver. So YMMV
After all these steps I can confidently say scrolling and zoom is just as good if not better than a Macbook on my Spectre (I know.. a huge statement to make but true nonetheless and feels great to say if I say so myself.. )
I assume since Early 2018 is grouped with the straggler of laptops that HP decided not to bless with a Precision Touchpad driver and I assume this set up (albeit with your own model's working base drivers) should work with this similar workaround directions, I don't know how far back the Spectre x360 series go but I definitely know there is a 2017 version with 7th gen Intel Core processors and even a 2016 model with Skylake processors. I haven't really looked them up but I imagine they have a trackpad and design language similar to the Early 2018 model deserving of an actual working.. native Precision Touchpad driver. My main metric of what is deserving being whether or not they have the unintuitive touchpad left and right click buttons that Macbooks phased out about 12 years ago in 2008 with the unibody design.. that Microsoft ended up standardizing in 2015 and the trickle down economics in the nature of the Microsoft open ecosystem meant HP started making the hardware standard in 2016 while the more important component, the driver standard in 2019. The other metric I use is the size of the trackpad which the Spectre easily passes even on the 2016 models. Another neglected group of Spectre laptops include the Ryzen versions of the line.
All of this is great news to me at the at the end of the day because if I ever go back to my Macbook I know officially that even though it doesn't have Precision Touchpad drivers support on the official level (it inspired the whole movement) it is not in the minority. Workarounds are prevalent in the Windows ecosystem and in fact the very norm if you did not buy your laptop in the past 2 years which considerably accounts for at least 90% of laptops in that ecosystem. There is a working Precision Touchpad driver available for the Macbook as well and going through this rigorous process keeps me up to date with the ins and outs of battling with old traditions (Win32, Legacy BIOS) and what should've been now everso present standards (UWP, UEFI, HW accelerated cursor, multi-touch gestures and zoom) :')
I truly don't understand what's preventing these manufacturers from taking a break on dropping new laptops every semester for a moment and just going back at least 5 years to update their laptops most important input device, the touchpad. I think if they can realize that this approach would benefit them more in the long run instead of making the general public their testing grounds and ignoring them completely just 2 years down the road. It's proven that supporting your customers cultivates a healthy consumer base and better sales in the long run, just look at the iPhone series and how far back the most current version of iOS (14.1) has device compatibility with, it goes all the way back to the 6s series in 2015 meanwhile the competing flagship device the Galaxy S6 has been more than left behind, in fact they left behind phones 2-3 genreations ahead of that. If they can just understand this and cultivate brand loyalty instead of just dropping new laptops every semester I feel they would actually pursue it. Albeit don't neglect on Intel Xe iGPU please, the 13-inch models has been anticipating it!
I'll take a video soon but let me know below what your set up and/or experience is, the comments and feedback definitely helped me navigate my way around setting my laptop up exactly how I wanted. Thank you

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2020.10.21 04:07 ComprehensiveAd1833 I Think my Wedding Planner is Ghosting Me?

*This is long, but please PLEASE stick with me, I need the advice so bad."
So I LOVED my wedding planner instantly. I hired her back in June 2020 for my July 2021 Wedding (now Covid depending) and she recently accepted a position at Microsoft as an event planner, on top of her own planning business. She sent an email to all of her current clients about how this will only affect her business by the hours she will have available 5-7pm on weekdays, and Saturday/Sunday.
So, OK! I'm stoked for her, because a girl's gotta eat during the corona virus and I totally understand needing to find another job during this dumpsterfire. ANYWAY I emailed her a month ago since we hadn't talked in 4 months. I've hired some new vendors, added some things to the wedding itinerary... so on and so forth. My contract states unlimited phone and email contact up until the wedding. She doesn't respond for a week.
Ok, so I email her again, and shoot her a text. "Hey, just want to check in and see if we can touch base on a few details so that I can keep moving forward with bla bla bla"
Another week goes by... and nothing.
So I email again, and text, and call. I am TRULY being as chill as possible, and I want her to know that I am actually really excited about her new position and can't wait to hear about it, and hope that she can get back to me soon.
Another week with nothing.
I message her through the business' instagram (because I see her posting shit) I email one last time (three weeks to the day) and tell her that I've scheduled a call through her web portal for Sunday at 11:00 during her "office hours" and that I really want to be as understanding as possible, but that I would be lying if I said I wasn't starting to get frustrated with the lack of any communication. I told her I felt like she had dropped me as a client without telling me, and that I would really just appreciate her letting me know that I was still on her roster, even if she couldn't make time for a full blown check in call.
*MIND YOU. She is no longer taking new clients, and her last wedding for 2020 was in September. I emailed her September 4th.
3 weeks to the day, she emails me back with a three sentence reply saying she apologizes for the lack of communication and that her new role is more demanding than she expected. Then she asks if we can reschedule my call from Sunday, to a date later this week in the evening. To which I say that is fine (inwardly irritated because I've already been waiting three weeks for any sort of reply.)
SO I reschedule this call for TODAY (10/20) at 6:00pm through her Client Call Portal... and guess who never gets a call. THIS GIRL.
I text her at 6:10 "hey, am I supposed to call you for the client call, or are you supposed to call me?"
I call at 6:20 - no answer, left a voicemail
I text again at 6:45 "Just checking in again. I scheduled a call for 6:00pm today and it is 6:45. I don't mean to bug you, or be demanding in any way because I know we still have time before the wedding, but I'm feeling really discouraged by this call being missed, after already rescheduling it."
I don't even know how to feel.
I have signed a contract and already gave her a deposit and she has been great up until this last month. I am trying to be as incredibly understanding as possible, but you'd think after three weeks of not replying, and me gently voicing my concern and frustration, that she would make sure NOT to miss our next scheduled conversation.
I. DON'T. KNOW. WHAT. TO .DO.
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2020.10.21 03:46 theking82904 Definitely about ready to die - think I’ve fucked up my life for myself and everyone around me

I’m a 17 year old guy and a senior in High School. This is a long one so get ready
For a fair portion of my life I have struggled a lot... I was extremely lonely as a child and had pretty much no friends... Though I’m “normal” now and people never notice I used to struggle with autism and adhd quite badly. My parents split up when I was a baby and got together with different people who are now my step parents. My step dad has improved a lot but as a child he was borderline abusive to me and was abusive to my mom and they were both alcoholics for a long time. My dad dated a woman I liked and when I was about 7 she committed suicide and it wasn’t until years later he married the woman who is now my step mom. Towards the beginning of High School things were pretty good for me. I had a good friend group I had built in middle school and I’ve been very musically successful getting into the top choirs in my school as a junior. I wasn’t super academically successful but had the potential to be if I tried harder so for a while I was a solid C-B student. About a year or so ago is when all of my problems truly started unraveling. Although I’ve always maintained a decent friend group about 3/4 of them I really only hang out with at school and I always tend to be put “2nd” if I want to hang out outside of school - rarely being able to. That never really started to bother me until recently - it seems like everyone really doesn’t give a shit about me except my best friend who lives nearby but even then there’s a lot of tension - I owe her tons of money now and I have no job. This gets me to my next point - I struggled quite badly with alcohol for some time not long ago. I drank vodka straight out a liter bottle and the only way I paid for it was borrowing money from other people because I had no money of my own. I was in my first relationship I enjoyed about 10 months ago with a guy around the same age as I am. He seemed perfect and I never enjoyed time with someone as much as him in my life. Things were perfect for us for months and then one night I told him I felt suicidal. He texted me saying he was here to help and that he’d be “very upset and pissed” if I did anything to myself. Then my best friend (who knew I was suicidal) called the police and they took me to the hospital. The next day my ex blocked me on everything and said he fucking hated me and never wanted to see me again (this was 2 months ago). This just made the drinking significantly worse then it already was. Then I became severely depressed... I think because of my Autism I developed a severe attachment and obsession to him and I can’t let it go. I stalk him and his entire family all the time to sort of pretend like there’s still something there which just makes me feel even worse about myself. So far since school started I haven’t been able to do any work and it’s unlikely I’ll be able to pass the semester now so I’ll have to either transfer or drop out. Now my dad (who I live with) just thinks I’m an alcoholic piece of shit who has no job and is depressed and failing school. I’ve tried antidepressants and therapy and none of that shit works for me. Everyone seems to hate me and I have no clue why (I’m a decent looking guy and I think I’m fine to talk to but I guess people disagree). At least I’ve stopped drinking but I’m inclined to again and I feel like I’ve lost all purpose and life and all this drama with my ex and alcohol and depression has caused a giant web of chain events that has caused problems for me and my friends and family and a bunch of other people. I think I’m too much of a burden and I’m ready to kill myself.
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2020.10.21 01:02 Watchdogs66 Our "Drive to 245": The Twenty-Sixth Step

The Drive To 245: Deprive the GOP In 25
 
In 2014 and with 234 House seats, the NRCC launched the “Drive to 245” campaign for the 2014 midterms, which focused on securing 245 seats for the 114th Congress. At the close of the midterms, they ended up picking up 13 seats, putting their new majority to 247 seats, 2 seats above the goal. For the majority of this election cycle, we had at least 234 House seats to start with, until a turncoat in disguise switched to the GOP in December 2019 (get fucked Jeff Van Drew) and we lost one of our districts in a May 2020 special election (get your act together Christy Smith). Despite these setbacks, getting to 245 seats in the next election is possible for us to achieve, if we are smart about it.
 
In late November 2018, I began by compiling an initial list of 25 potential districts that could give us the necessary gains for us to make the necessary net gain of 10 seats to fulfill our “Drive to 245” campaign goal. I then outlined the state representatives and state senators that we have on our side that live within (or at least represent a good portion of) the identified districts in the second step, which was split into parts one and two. These local officials are often our first line of offense when it comes to selecting appropriate candidates to flip GOP congressional districts, as these people often start out with significant amounts of name recognition (at least compared to most political novices), developed campaign infrastructures, and established donor networks to draw on. In the third step, I explored four different ways that these state representatives and state senators can help promising candidates build a solid platform to flip these 25 districts, even if we are not able to recruit any of these seasoned individuals themselves. I then proceeded to identify every individual local county Democratic organization within in each of these 25 districts to determine how much of a viable network exists towards flipping any of these districts, and whether any of them appear to be fledgling and underfunded, which was split into parts one, two, and three. I then proceeded to draw up rough battle plans to recruit the best candidates that are suitable towards making the necessary gains for the proposed 245 House seats, which I covered in parts one, two, and three. Since then, I updated my list of 25 districts to better reflect the developments that have occurred since November 2018, as well as the candidates from our end that have filed in those districts. After that, I covered updated game plans for the updated 25 districts, which was again split into parts one, two, and three. Another comprehensive update to the list was conducted in early July to account for the GOP retirements, lack of Democratic candidate recruitment for several districts, and other remarkable events that have occurred, all of which have been documented in said update. From there, more detailed plans were made that illustrated the overall status of the Democratic campaigns for each of these districts, which can be found in parts one, two, three, and four. These plans also highlighted which candidates appeared to have the most organized campaigns for each district, and which ones out of these strongest candidates needed the most assistance in terms of fundraising. Donation plans were also made that could sufficiently help out these struggling candidates, if every active user of this subreddit took part. After that, I provided a detailed plan for defending our 5 most endangered Democratic incumbents for this cycle. I next discussed the different methods that volunteers can help out a campaign, and what good campaigns should provide in such activities to optimize their voter outreach effectiveness, both of which can be found in parts one and two. In October 2019, I then provided another comprehensive review of the 25 districts that are the most likely to flip blue and the ideal strategies to accomplish that goal, which can be found in parts one, two, three, and four. After that, I provided an update on the overall status of our top 5 most endangered incumbents, and posted a rescue plan to help out the least financially stable campaigns, both of which can be found in this post. My next step provided day-by-day calendars highlighting volunteer events within the targeted 25 districts that helped participants develop vital Democratic infrastructure in those areas. These calendars, which ran from October 31 to January 15, can be found in parts one, two, three, and four. In late January, I gave a third update on the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle. At the start of February 2020, I gave a fresh analysis of the 25 districts with the best chances of going blue, which are provided in parts one, two, three, and four. I then jumped to a day-by-day calendar of volunteer events of congressional campaigns operating throughout the 25 districts, which was originally planned to be released in four parts. However, the quickly deteriorating COVID-19 situation has forced this series to be suspended halfway through this step. The two calendars provided in this step, which ran from February 7 to March 19, can be found here and here. In April 2020, I provided an updated study of the 25 districts with the highest chances of flipping as well as the optimal strategies for each of these districts, which was delivered in parts one, two, three, and four. Later in May 2020, I provided another update on the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle and their performances. I subsequently proceeded in June 2020 to provide a list of the competitive state house and state senate districts that overlapped one of the 30 congressional districts that this series targeted or defended, which was delivered in parts one, two, three, and four. Starting in late July 2020, I provided an updated perspective of the 25 districts with the highest chances of flipping as well as the optimal strategies for each of these districts, all of which were provided in parts one, two, three, and four. Shortly thereafter in August 2020, I provided a fresh update on the campaign status of the top 5 incumbents to defend this cycle. From there, I supplied a fresh view on the status of our campaigns in competitive state house and state senate districts that overlapped one of the 30 congressional districts that was targeted or defended by this series, which was given in parts one, two, three, and four. Next, I provided a calendar highlighting the important dates for the congressional campaigns operating within the 30 districts targeted and defended by this series. In October 2020, I provided a final comprehensive review of the 25 districts with the highest chances of flipping as well as the optimal strategies to pursue for each of these districts, which was delivered in parts one, two, three, and four.
 
This step will provide a final update on the top 5 battleground Democratic-held districts as well as our general standing in each of these districts. It will begin with a key change to take into account several developments which have occurred since the last time that this series has discussed congressional defense plans. Xochitl Torres Small from NM-02 will replace Lucy McBath from GA-06 on the list. The reasons for making this change are listed below:
  1. The race for GA-06 has moved toward us, with Sabato’s Crystal Ball recently changing their rating for this district from Lean D to Likely D. With a rating like that, and with other pundits making similar favorable changes for this district, I honestly do not see a compelling reason to keep the district on the list, while there are several districts that we hold that have moved away from us over the course of this year. NM-02 is one of these districts, with Inside Elections recently moved this district from Tilt D to a Tossup. A change like that is definitely a warning sign for us to consider and a prompt to step up our efforts there.
  2. GA-06 has trended towards us on the presidential level over the years, with the district voting for Romney by 23.3 points to narrowly voting for Trump by just 1.5 points. The district also voted for Stacey Abrams in the gubernatorial election by 3.5 points, which further indicates that it has turned against the GOP in a big way. NM-02 has exhibited the opposite trends presidentially, with the district voting for Romney by 6.8 points to voting for Trump by 10.2 points. Also, the district voted for Steve Pearce by 6.4 points in the gubernatorial election, demonstrating that it is still allied with the GOP for the time being.
  3. The reasons why GA-06 was on the top 5 endangered list in the first place was admittedly weak and a reaction to our 2017 special election loss there. Fortunately, the messaging and organization problems in that special election do not seem to be present. Also, we are already effectively using a template for defeating the GOP opponent, Karen Handel, in the same way that we did in 2018, and have plenty of new attack material to go along with it. Because of this, Karen Handel isn’t gaining any notable ground in her campaign. Conversely, the template for defeating the GOP opponent, Yvette Herrell, does not seem to be as effective, as former Democratic Representative Harry Teague endorsed Yvette Herrell’s candidacy. Developments such as this has caused Yvette Herrell’s campaign to gain some momentum during the past several months, especially over oil and natural gas issues.
 
Now that I have explained my reasoning for the change, the overall status of the top 5 vulnerable incumbents where our help will be the most valued will now be covered. The 5 endangered districts in question, all of which we flipped in 2018, are: NM-02, NY-22, SC-01, OK-05, and UT-04. In particular, the incumbents from SC-01, OK-05, and UT-04 are first term representatives that reside in a state that has a GOP-held U.S. Senate seat up in 2022. This means that if any of these three incumbents get re-elected, they will most certainly be considered as viable candidates to run for these seats, which could significantly improve our performance in the 2022 cycle, a cycle where most of our best Senate pickups reside. So there is a rather high reward to successfully defending these incumbents for the purposes of building benches that are generally small on our end for those states.
For this step, the attributes provided for each of the 5 battleground districts include the incumbent’s campaign website, the incumbent’s cumulative fundraising numbers according to the Q3 reports, the cumulative Q3 2020 fundraising figures of each GOP nominee, the Cook PVI, and the bluest rating that the political pundits have issued. An updated analysis is also included below this data to provide the incumbent’s overall status, as well as an overall strategy to optimize Democratic organization efforts in the district in question. For the case of Xochitl Torres Small, a list of counties that her district at least partially covers will be provided to get it up to speed with the other four districts. As with previous county lists that this series have covered, a minus sign next to the county denotes the fact that the Democratic party for that county does not have an official website, meaning that the Democratic county party is most likely underfunded (or at least lacking in web design). For those counties, the Facebook website has been provided for that county, if available. If an official Democratic County website is available for any of the "minused" counties, providing this would be highly appreciated.
NM-02 (Xochitl Torres Small, R+6, Lean D):
Bernalillo County: https://bernalillodems.org/ Catron County (-): https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-Party-of-Catron-County-299589013830152/ Chaves County: https://democraticpartyofchavescounty.org/ Cibola County (-): https://www.facebook.com/CibolaCountyDems/ De Baca County (-): No Website Found Doña Ana County: http://donaanademocrats.com/ Eddy County (-): No Website Found Grant County: https://www.gcdp-nm.org/ Guadalupe County (-): No Website Found Hidalgo County (-): No Website Found Lea County: https://www.leacountydems.com/ Lincoln County: https://www.dplcnm.org/ Luna County: https://www.lunacountydemocrats.com/ McKinley County: https://mckinleycountydemocrats.org/ Otero County: http://www.dpoc.org/ Roosevelt County (-): https://www.facebook.com/rooseveltcountydemocrats/ Sierra County: https://sierracountynewmexicodemocrats.org/ Socorro County (-): https://www.facebook.com/groups/SocorroDems/ Valencia County: https://www.valenciademocrats.org/
Q3 Fundraising Numbers: $6,980,281
GOP Q3 Fundraising Numbers: Yvette Herrell: $2,339,800
Campaign Website: https://www.xochforcongress.com/
As of now, the race is leaning towards Xochitl Torres Small’s way, but Yvette Herrell should not be underestimated at all due to the GOP-favored nationalization that is taking place in this district. Xochitl Torres Small’s fundraising numbers are very good at this point in the election cycle, meaning that she is well prepared to get out the vote in a greater magnitude than she did in 2018. The latest polls for this district show Xochitl Torres Small with a slight edge over Yvette Herrell, which prompts a need to proceed at full organizing strength to hold this district. These efforts should be focused on Catron, Cibola, De Baca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Roosevelt, and Socorro Counties, as the Democratic county parties there are rather underfunded. Bolstering our efforts in these areas would help improve our margins for this district.
NY-22 (Anthony Brindisi, R+6, Tossup):
Q3 Fundraising Numbers: $5,083,017
GOP Q3 Fundraising Numbers: Claudia Tenney: $1,850,562
Campaign Website: https://www.brindisiforcongress.com/
Right now, the race remains no worse than a pure Tossup since the GOP nominee, Claudia Tenney, has a very clear history of underperforming the Republican baseline and has committed a few mishaps throughout her campaign. These mishaps include a botched rollout, her stances against federal aid for state and local governments, and her well-known anti-Italian comments. Anthony Brindisi’s fundraising pace is decent at this point in the election cycle, and the latest polling for this district shows him with a sizable lead. Finally, recent reports say that the local Democratic infrastructure in Cortland County has improved since January 2020. However, additional support should go to Chenango and Herkimer Counties, as the Democratic county parties there are rather underfunded. A little targeted support in these counties can noticeably improve our margins there.
SC-01 (Joe Cunningham, R+10, Lean D):
Q3 Fundraising Numbers: $5,970,912
GOP Q3 Fundraising Numbers: Nancy Mace: $4,385,905
Campaign Website: https://www.joecunninghamforcongress.com/
This particular race has quickly begun to lean our way, with the latest polls showing Joe Cunningham with at least a slight edge. However, Nancy Mace, the GOP nominee, is a relative moderate with regards to abortion. She recently fought to include exceptions for rape and incest, and she will almost certainly will use this to further her appeal to the general election voters. Also, Nancy Mace does not seem prone to making any obvious gaffes or alienating any moderate GOP voters, unlike Katie Arrington who made some considerable mistakes in both of these categories after her successful primary challenge against Mark Sanford in 2018. Finally, Nancy Mace has a rather strong military background from her background of being the Citadel’s first female graduate, which is political gold in a pro-military state like South Carolina. Fortunately, Joe Cunningham’s fundraising pace is still excellent, his advertising is top-notch, and local sources say that he is generally well-liked and responsive to constituent concerns. Also, recent reports state that the local Democratic infrastructure in Berkeley County has improved since August 2019. However, additional grassroots efforts should be made in Colleton County, as the Democratic county party there is rather underfunded. The district is a crucial area for South Carolina Democrats to build a future offensive towards turning the state blue in 10 years from now, and losing it would set them a long way back from doing so.
OK-05 (Kendra Horn, R+10, Tossup):
Q3 Fundraising Numbers: $5,120,012
GOP Q3 Fundraising Numbers: Stephanie Bice: $2,761,427
Campaign Website: https://www.kendrahornforcongress.com/
We definitely need to be at the top of our game for this district, as Kendra Horn is currently slightly trailing Stephanie Bice, the GOP nominee, according to the district’s latest polls. First of all, Kendra Horn’s vote to impeach Trump has definitely hurt her standing with the district’s voters, particularly among the independent electorate. Also, Kendra Horn rode on Drew Edmondson’s coattails in her 2018 run, and her margin of victory was smaller than Drew Edmondson’s gubernatorial campaign was (50.7%-49.3% compared to 53.9%-43.7%). And most recently, Kendra Horn is taking some fire for her votes to limit drilling on some federal lands, which does not go well in Oklahoma due to the state’s energy-dependent economy. Fortunately, Kendra Horn’s fundraising continues to be excellent so we still have a decent chance to hold this district. Organization in Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties needs to be improved, as the Democratic county parties there are underfunded and need resources to keep the GOP margins there down. Given that we have continued to lose ground at the state legislative level in the 2018 midterms, keeping this seat is crucial to keeping a modicum of a bench for the next decade.
UT-04 (Ben McAdams, R+13, Lean D):
Q3 Fundraising Numbers: $4,823,199
GOP Q3 Fundraising Numbers: Burgess Owens: $3,564,939
Campaign Website: https://www.benmcadams.com/
Burgess Owens, the GOP nominee, has taken some heat for his QAnon ties, which should help us in this race. Another recent event in our favor is United Utah Party candidate Jonia Broderick’s withdrawal from the general election and endorsement of Ben McAdams’ re-election campaign, which will add more moderate votes to Ben McAdams’ column. However, the most recent polls suggest that Burgess Owens and Ben McAdams are running roughly even with each other and would depend on whether Democrats or Republicans turn out in better numbers in November. So Ben McAdams still has an uphill battle to climb in the last weeks of this election cycle. Fortunately, Ben McAdams is still posting excellent fundraising numbers, and this is one of the few districts where there are still a considerable number of ticket-splitting voters. Organization should take place in Juab and Sanpete Counties, as the Democratic parties there are underfunded and could additional grassroots help. Given that Utah politics does not exactly follow the same red shade as those from the other red states, keeping this district would be key to winning over the 2016 McMullin voters for future election cycles.
 
And thus we come the end of this step. The next step will provide a final update on the competitive state house and state senate districts that lie within or near the 30 congressional districts that this series is targeting and defending. So please stay tuned for that! Any corrections or comments are welcome.
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2020.10.20 19:17 FreeFire_Official Free Fire Survivor Update - October 20th, 2020

Free Fire Survivor Update - October 20th, 2020

Community Update

Survivors! Have you been busy getting Booyahs? We hope that you’ve been enjoying the Booyah Day festivities. Have you gotten the chance to play Booyah GO and Booyah Bingo yet? Here’s hoping that we reach those Global Booyah Milestones soon. The Booyah Day event is still raging on, so don’t forget to log in to get your rewards. Also, don’t forget to log in on the Peak Day (10/24) to earn a very special Booyah Day AWM skin!
While you’ve been enjoying the celebration, we’ve started to notice something. The nights are getting longer and there is a strange creaking outside the window. We’ve been teasing things all month long but now that it’s actually here, it’s getting a little bit scary. What do you say, Survivor, are you ready for Halloween?

Creepypasta Contest

You’ve heard about it before, and you’ve been patiently waiting so here it is! To celebrate Halloween, we want to hold a very special contest! Survivors, it’s time to bust out your repertoire of lavish vocabulary and turn of phrase, for we’re holding a Creepypasta Contest!
The competition will start on October 25th and will last until October 31st, when we’ll select the grand winners. To participate, you must come up with a creepypasta that is related to Free Fire in any way, write it out yourself and submit it to the Contest Thread, which will be posted on the 25th. It’s pretty simple! You can use any element of Free Fire, whether that’s skins, characters, the game itself, or other such ideas.
Don’t know what a creepypasta is, or looking for some inspiration? You can head over to /creepypasta to check some out! Reader beware: there’s some seriously spooky stuff over there! Here’s an example of one of our personal favorites.
Consider this your opportunity to start writing! We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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News

  • 10/20 - 10/26: Galaxy Trooper Incubator Relaunch
  • 10/22 - 11/02: New Pet - Rockie
  • 10/22 - 11/08: Weapon Royale: UMP Wilderness Hunter
  • 10/23 - 10/25: Cold Steel Mode Open
  • 10/23 - 10/29 Halloween Party Web Event
  • 10/24 - 11/06: Blue Flame Draco
  • 10/25 - 10/31: Reddit Contest
  • 10/26 - 11/01: Free Fire Halloween Event
Galaxy Trooper Incubator Relaunch
You asked for them, and we hear you. The Galaxy Troopers are back! Explore the vast darkness of space the right way with these amazing skins, available for a limited time in the Incubator. And you know, they even make for pretty cool Halloween costumes!
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New Pet: Rockie
Rock out with a new friendly pal: Rockie! You’ll be able to acquire him simply by topping up 1 Diamonds. In the words of the great Billy Mays: It’s that easy! His Magical Music skill will allow you to reduce your active skill cooldown. Nifty!
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Weapon Royale: UMP Wilderness Hunter
Pounce on your enemies with this fearsome new weapon skin! The Wilderness Hunter UMP skin will be available in Weapon Royale for you to get soon enough. With its Tiger thematic, you’ll surely be a terrifying foe to face. Slash your opponents up using your fierce claws!
Fun fact of the week: In some Asian countries, instead of the werewolves that we are so used to, their mythologies and folklore include tales of terrifying weretigers. Same concept, whole new level of terrifying!
Halloween Party Web Event
Have you checked your calendars recently? Because you might have noticed we’re fast approaching a certain spooky date. That’s right! Why not start the spooky festivities off the right way and earn some spooktacular rewards in this Web Event? From pumpkin attires to creepy bandanas, we have it all! Join the fun and start getting ready for Halloween now!
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Blue Flame Draco
A smoldering breath, the beat of leathery wings. Unlock the power of legends of old with the new Blue Flame Draco AK, coming soon to Free Fire! This fire-spitting new weapon is the herald of something new coming to Free Fire. Acquire tokens and take your weapon to a new level of evolution. Keep your eyes peeled on our other social channels for the full reveal, coming your way soon. It’s been said before and it still holds true: Legends never die!
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