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2020.11.10 21:27 whataburger-cup $1200, first build

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2020.11.07 07:26 arunny Buying my sister her first PC. $1200-$1400 build. White/black theme.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Office/school work. Light gaming(CSGO, Apex, AAA games)
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
$1200-$1400
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
ASAP.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Everything. Tower, OS, moniter, keyboard, mouse, etc.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
DFW, Texas but online mostly.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
None.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Doesn't matter.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
SSD.
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Wired and wireless.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
The only preference is to possible use a white/black theme.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Yes.
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2020.10.28 01:14 slpybeartx Tired of the chase, (Tired of rules in my State.)

Disclaimer; if you don’t want to read me complain feel free to move on.
I’m a guy that enjoys Whiskey as much as the next. Drinking mixers in my 20s, rocks drinker in my 30s, neat drinker in my 40s, we’ll see what the 50s bring. I enjoy single malts, blends, bourbons, ryes, some of the new interesting finishes. I pay the prices on the shelf today and don’t mind more for good to great bottles. I Participate in a Whiskey Club, visit my local bars, and generally enjoy everything about Whiskey.
Except “the Chase.”
The last few years have turned into a beating. Find a bottle you like and can find... then it becomes “anointed” by the hip crowd, a movie, or wins one of the numerous gold medals thrown around these days. And Poof!!! It’s a unicorn and good luck finding it. If you do, it’s price becomes a joke.
It doesn’t help that I live in a small town an hour away from the DFW metroplex in Texas. We have a few LLS here. Good relationships. But even they can’t get many allocations anymore. You can’t drive an hour every day into DFW and then an hour going place to place just to try to find things. And while I love my state, it’s archaic liquor laws mean no online orders, (even if you wanted to pay big bucks).
My latest search was for the elusive Midwinter Nights Dram. Tried it a few years back at Whiskey club. Combed stores last year, worked my connections with bartenders, LLS owners... nada. Zip.
Been on the prowl now for a month. Same thing, same results. Today, a buddy texted that his FB group just posted a pic of a fresh drop off at a TW 68 miles from home. Figured what the heck, called in a favor from the BIL. He runs over right then, Clerk said it was Gone minutes after the case was put out, even with a limit 1.
I’m done with this one. It’s great juice, at least the two pours I had a few years ago were. I’m not gonna waste my time chasing this. Not gonna wast my time chasing anything anymore. If it’s on the shelf, you’ll get my money. If it’s not, then apparently you don’t need mine.
So I’ll be over here upvoting the great reviews I see here. And SMH at the pics of huge collections with 5 bottles of Blanton’s, 6 of EHTsb, 4 ER, etc. And I will be sipping on a glass of Woodford. Or Johnny Black. Or whatever was available that day on the shelf.
Slainte
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2020.09.19 15:28 hungrycaveman21 My story last part.

This is my final part of my story about my experience with a cheating spouse .. if you want to see the rest of it look up my profile and it is there. Last part of my tell. It is the longest time wise but will be the shortest type wise by far due to the fact that the details are so similar and I am about half hammered from canadian whisky. 😎 we are married and things are as well as they ever were. I got discharged from the military just before the marriage and we were doing well. A couple of jobs later and I was in construction. she began to babysit for her step sister at their house. I would head there after work and bring her home. Some months later there was a motorcycle in the garage when I got there one day. According to the owner he was restoring a BMW bike and had no room to do it in his garage. The baby daddy had said it was ok to do it there at his house. I never saw a single thing wrong with the bike not a single thing removed or replaced. It didn't last long as the wife perceived right away that I suspected what was up. A few other things like that occured over a couple of years that led me to understand that she was cheating like crazy. I knew but needed proof. Many of you out there can understand. ~~~~~~ So .... My position is this about marriage. A man does the work and the woman keeps the house. ~~~~~~ After about 3 years for the first time since we were married I was withouy work over a week. I was in construction and this was in the early years of the crash of the 80s where overbuilding in the area DFW, produced a years long deficet if building oppertunities. After about 6 days the wife suddenly stood up from a chair and said loudly that she needed to find a job. Magically the next day she had one. She was a waitress and found one doing that from 2:30 to 10:00. First day she leaves at 2:00 something and comes home at 10:30. SECOND day leave at 2:00 something and I am catching a cold when she goes. It gets much worse as the day continues and by about 7:00 I decide to stay awake till she returns a I can get niquil as soon as she brings the car. ~~ 10:30 , 12:30, 2:30 finally at 3:45 she drives up. ...... I am so hyped my cold symptoms are gone. I try to talk to her about it and she is not saying a word. Goes to the bedroom, gets her nightgown on and lays in bed. Still not knowing what was up I lay in bed with her and she immediately turns over away from me and seems to be asleep. ~~~~ Next morning we still haven't talked but we are at her mom's house and she either called or got a call. She comes into where I am and tells me her work mate needs to come get his clothes and ID out if our car. We argue over it awhile, not long and I finally say yes, tell him to head this way, I will hand them to him myself. ~~~~ Well, the wife knew exactly what that meant. When he got there I was going to beat the life out of him.~~~~~ for those that haven't read the prior posts... I was pretty much known as the guy you didn't want to piss off. The 2 previous fights in that town were one hit and the other guy hit the ground. The ok way one was her 3 connected brain cells uncle. I hit him once and blacked both eyes and knocked him out. He was interupted me trying to retrieve her from doing a drug deal at his house for a quantity of crank for her BFF and her spouse.. warned him 3 times and threw 2 missed punches before connecting. Back to the tell. We argued about the night before for about an hour till I finally got quiet and looked into her eyes really deep. It was like looking into her soul, hard to describe but those who have done it know. I saw there nothing but fear towards me for what I would do to her BF and nothing but love for him. ~~~ In that moment the love I had for her melted and the hope I had that I could be wrong it that she would change disappeared. ~~~~ immediately the argument was over and I shut up. His things were in our vehicle where their previous sex had likely happened.. a note about that.. once when we first started dating she begged me to drive down to the Brazos river. It was an hour and a half away but her uncle.... Yes the brain dead one I clicked later.... Had a friend that owned a cabin on the river and we could have it all weekend if we wanted. I finally said yes and we drove down. Got there and her uncle and his friend were there. We sat down and she jumped up an went to talk to them. About 20 foot away. She came back and put a pill in my mouth and said let's get high. I still trusted her and .swollowed the beer she immediately handed me. It was a roofie. I woke the next morning to find she had had at least 3 possibly 10 different men in her that night. 2 of them my roommates. So that night she didn't want to have sex,.... First time ever... Because she didn't want me to react he same way. At the river I seriously considered leaving the GF and roommates at the river. ~~~~ Anyway... This time I'm was done. I left her the car and everything outside of my tools and clothes. I walked out within an hour of looking into her eyes. ~~~ Since we have seen each other 2 times. She spoke at both of them with damaging words, I spoke at one with very few words. ~~~~~ Final post about the story but one day I hope to post one about the lessons learned and the things I might would day to her.
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2020.09.02 01:57 Amperian_Surface First time builder, ready to leave console behind. Casual gamer, wanting a VR capable machine, RTX 3080, future-proof without being outrageous.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Ability to game on ultra quality at high fps, VR gaming. Some light CAD
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
$1500 without the VR? I own a capable monitor
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
When the RTX 3080 comes out and I can get one
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Tower, OS, Keyboard/Mouse, all the guts, VR system. Have monitor
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
DFW, Texas, USA
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
27" Acer XZ272U
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
nah
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
ssd primary, mid-size hdd for files and games
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I have wireless but want a wired connection capability
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
No RGB necessary but I have never googled what's out there. I like sleek matte black, LEDs are cool, Windowed is cool as well.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
yes
Extra info or particulars:
I want to build a system for my first dip into PC gaming with VR running smooth at high settings with options for peripherals, steering wheel, pedals etc. As stated I have a monitor, but need a keyboard and mouse. I am have large hands. I am currently using the logitech K350 as it is big and mechanical feeling. Also my mouse needs to be relatively good sized or else I will cramp in my fingers. Thanks all.
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2020.08.29 01:43 Quirky-Motor Amber's case summary

Hello everyone, starting several months ago I began creating long form write ups on various missing children's cases such as DeOrr Kunz, Teekah Lewis, Khoi Dang Vu, Bryce Herda, Asha Degree, and Cody Haynes. I also did a long form write up on Gary Ridgway and his victims, as well as a two part series regarding the murder of Laci Peterson. In general I mostly profile cases from the Pacific Northwest but occasionally I do requests from readers, such as this case. I am proud to be working with the moderator of this subreddit, u/TC-writer who encouraged me to write this piece. My other write-ups can be found here https://www.reddit.com/useQuirky-Motor.
Introduction
Many know about the Amber Alert System but few know that the child behind the Amber Alert was murdered, and more than 20 years on, her case is unsolved and considered cold. Who is responsible for the death of Amber Hagerman?
People involved in the case
Amber Hagerman- victim of the crime. Amber was 9 years old when she was died in 1996.
Donna Whitson (Now Donna Norris, previously Donna Wilson and Donna Williams) – Amber’s mother
Glenda Whitson – Amber’s maternal grandmother
Jimmie Whitson – Amber’s maternal grandfather
Ricky Hagerman- Amber’s brother. He was 5 years old in 1996
Jim Kevil – Eyewitness to the abduction. He was 76 years old at the time of the crime
Richard Hagerman- Amber and Ricky’s biological father.
Diana Simone- The woman who dreamed up the for the Amber Alert system.
Background
Amber Hagerman was born in 1987 to Donna Whitson and Richard Hagerman. Amber was a girl scout who liked riding her bike and butterflies. She had one younger brother, Ricky who was born in 1991.
Amber was raised in Arlington, a large town in Texas sandwiched between Dallas and Fort Worth. It was considered a safe, suburban area in 1996. There is a GM plant which employs many local residents.
Before her disappearance, Amber’s family were part of a TV production about families struggling to get off of welfare. Because of this there is a lot of video footage of Amber available.
Overview
On January 13th 1996, a Saturday, Donna Whitson and her children Amber and Ricky drove to a home in Arlington, Texas to visit Donna’s parents, Glenda and Jimmie Whitson. Previously, the young family had spent their day playing at the park and then having some lunch at Burger King, before visiting the Whitsons that afternoon. A little after 3 pm that day, Amber age 9, and Ricky age 5, asked to ride their bikes in the neighborhood. Both children had bikes that were kept at their grandparents’ home. It was a partially sunny day with a temperature around 70 degrees. With adult permission Amber and Ricky left the home and were admonished to ride the bikes around the block only. They were not to go farther than that.
Despite the warning Ricky and Amber rode their bikes to the parking lot of an abandoned Winn-Dixie parking lot less than .3 miles or 1.5 or 2 blocks from their grandparents’ home. The parking lot has a ramp child often played on and the area was surrounded by residential homes on one side and some businesses including a laundromat on the other.
Ricky made one loop around the parking lot and told Amber they needed to go home. Ricky didn’t want to get in trouble. Instead of following her brother, Amber explained that she wanted to stay and ride some more. Reluctantly, Ricky trudged home.
Once there, Amber’s grandparents asked where “sissy” was. Ricky said she was riding her bike still and they told him to go fetch Amber. Ricky returned to the parking lot and found it empty. Peddling as fast as he could Ricky returned home and yelled “Sissy’s gone!” Jimmie Whitson hopped in his truck and sped to the parking lot. There he found police officers scouring the area and Amber’s abandoned bicycle. From the time Amber and Ricky had left the Whitson home to ride bikes to the time Jimmie Whitson screeched into the parking lot less than eight minutes had elapsed.
When Ricky left the parking lot, Jim Kevil a 78-year-old retired machinist, was working in his backyard across from the abandoned parking lot. He saw a young girl riding a colorful bicycle up and down the ramp, when suddenly a black or dark blue pickup truck drove up to Amber. A man hopped from the truck and with one fell swoop grabbed Amber and forced her into his truck. She tried to kick and let out one blood curdling scream. The truck left the parking lot and turned west on East Abram street. Jim Kevil immediately called the police who were on the scene in less that three minutes. The officers found no sign of Amber except her abandoned bike.
Four days later on January 17th in the wee morning hours, a man walking his dog by the Forrest Hills apartment in Arlington came across a gruesome sight. This building is only a few miles from the abduction sight and 3.2 miles from the Whitson home. In a stream behind the building the man found the body of Amber Hagerman. She was submerged in a creek with water running over her. The previous day there had been a massive thunderstorm which swelled the small creek. It is possible that Amber was dumped slightly further upstream and floated to where she was discovered. The dump sight was not the scene of the murder; Amber had been killed elsewhere.
Amber died from cut wounds to the neck but had also been beaten and repeatedly sexually assaulted. She was found nude except for one sock. Interestingly enough Amber had not been raped and her sexual assault “stopped just short of intercourse.” Because of this many early sources say Amber was not raped and that is where the description stopped, while other sources explain that Amber was assaulted repeatedly. I think this stems from two different definitions of sexual assault or rape. The medical examiner also found that Amber had been kept alive for two days and had not died until January 15th or possibly 16th. The water on her body had washed away almost all physical evidence. There were some fibers present on the body that were collected. The APD has been very close-lipped about the presence of DNA on the body leading some to think that the police department was able to collect some DNA evidence- but this isn’t known for sure. Overall, very little evidence is available. Amber was laid to rest later in January 1996 but despite 8000 tips her case is still unresolved. Arlington police say they still receive several tips every year. A $75,000 reward is still available in Amber’s case. The Arlington police department dissolved their Amber task force in 1999 and officially marked the case as cold.
Investigation
Kevil described the abductor as a white or Hispanic male, 25-40 years old with a medium build and under 6’ tall, driving a black pickup truck. The abductor seemed to be of average height. He was not particularly short. Kevil does not have the best eyesight so all information was taken with a grain of salt. The truck has been described as black, dark blue, or even “dark in color.” Only Jim Kevil has come forth as an eyewitness, but police believe customers in the nearby laundromat may also be witnesses. This particular business was used my many immigrants and it is theorized this may account for the lack of cooperation or statements from these individuals. These witnesses are asked to come forward in order to be interviewed- no strings attached. Another local man reported that he saw a black pickup cruising the area near the grocery store but this was 30-45 minutes before the abduction and the police have been unsure if this was a related incident.
The FBI released a profile of Amber’s abductor hoping it would lead locals to recognize him. Amber’s abductor was profiled as an opportunistic predator who targeted Amber for the sole reason that she was alone and accessible. He lives or works in the area of Arlington as he seems very comfortable with the landscape. He is white or Hispanic and most likely suffered some type of stressor before the crime. He may have been laid off, fired, divorced, or had some other stressful event occur before the abduction. The perpetrator probably has a criminal record and may have committed crimes against children before. The man lives in a place with privacy enough to keep a child hidden for two days. Because of this he probably doesn’t live in an apartment or similar housing. He may live alone. Profiling of course is not an exact science, but the FBI claims that this is the type of man who had perpetrated similar crimes in past. Amber's case is unique in the sense that the only theory is a stranger abduction.
Suspects and connected crimes
Several men have been investigated as possible suspects in this case such as Terapon Adhahn, William Reece, and Richard Franks.
William Reece, a Texas serial killer has been looked at in this case. Reece who killed and dumped women in the Texas killing fields was convicted of murdering 12-year-old Laura Smither whose murder bears a striking resemblance to the death of Amber Hagerman. Laura Smither was 12 years old in April 1997 when she was last seen leaving her home to go on a jog in Friendswood, TX outside Houston. Laura never returned from her jog and was reported missing. Her body was found several weeks later. Like Amber she was found in a pool of water, nude except one sock, throat cut, and dumped near a large freeway.
Several months later Reece kidnapped a woman outside of Houston. Thankfully, the woman escaped and William Reece was promptly arrested. Years later while in jail for the kidnapping, Reece led investigators to the body of missing woman, Kelli Cox. Eventually, Reece was tied to and convicted of four murders, several rapes, a few physical assaults, and a number of kidnappings. As far as I can tell Reece never admitted to the murder of Smither specifically. He committed all of his murders from April to July of 1997 until he was arrested for kidnapping. Reece was working on Laura’s street doing construction on the day she was last seen. Because it started to rain, the crew was sent home early, around the time Smither left for her jog.
Some have pointed out that Smither does not seem to fit the type of Reece’s victims. All of the other women killed or victimized by Reece were adults. Smither was 12 years old and looked very prepubescent. Now, I am the first person to remind others that victimology is not a static when it comes to serial killers. For example, everyone remembers Ted Bundy as killing “pretty, college aged, Caucasian, brunettes, with long hair parted down the middle” when in fact he killed all types of women: blondes, non-white women, high risk, low risk, women in their thirties, and sixth graders. Likewise, Gary Ridgway is remembered for killing sex workers, but he also murdered daycare workers, waitresses, high school students, bakers, and moms at bus stops who ranged in age from early teens to late thirties.
My point being victimology should not rule out victims necessarily. That being said, Laura was significantly younger, smaller, and younger looking than Reece’s other victims. This has led internet sleuths to speculate that Reece was not involved in the murder of Smither at all and that the same person who killed Smither, killed Hagerman. Reece could not be responsible for Amber's death as he was in jail on that day. As mentioned above both crimes took place in Texas, involved girls who looked similarly, and their deaths are eerily similar.
Others have linked the case of Amber Hagerman to the case of Opal Jo Jennings. Opal was six years old in 1999 when she was abducted from her Fort Worth home’s front yard where she was playing with her cousin, age 2 and their friend, age 4. A man in a purple-black car drove up to the kids, said hi, and then abducted Opal. The abduction happened in the same metro area, in the middle of the day, with young witnesses around. Additionally, Opal looks very similar to Amber in a way that is almost uncanny. Both had light skin, dark hair, and an abundance of freckles. Richard Franks a local sex offender was convicted of Opal's murder and sentenced to life soon after the crime. Some have speculated that Franks could be Amber’s abductor as well. He has light coloring and would have been in his early or mid-twenties at the time of Amber’s abduction so his description isn’t a perfect match to eyewitness sightings, however.
Terapon Adhahn, a murderer from Washington state has been formally questioned by Arlington police in the case of Amber Hagerman. Adhahn is serving life in Washington state for the murder of Zina Linnik in Tacoma, Washington. Zina age 12 was abducted from her own yard mere feet from her parents during a 4th of July celebration. Adhahn was also convicted for other sex offenses in the area. At the time of Amber’s abduction, Adhahn’s mother was living in the Fort Worth area and he visited her often. There is not solid proof that he was in the area on that particular day, but it has not been totally ruled out. He is also Asian and thus doesn’t match the description of a white of Hispanic male given by Kevil. Amber’s case bears a resemblance to one rape committed by Adhahn which is why he has been questioned in this case. Adhahn is also a suspect in the disappearance of Adre’anna Jackson in Tacoma.
Willie Randolph a 19-year-old classmate of Donna’s (the two went to the same technical school) attended Amber’s memorials and was remembered as making odd comments to the press such as “I just wanted to see her and feel the grief that her family is feeling.” He said this while gazing into Amber’s casket. Of course, saying weird things does not make you a criminal, but in the name of being thorough I wanted to mention this. There is not additional information on Randolph and he has never been seriously looked at as a suspect in this case.
Amber Alerts
The actual Amber Alert system, which stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response was born out of an unassuming phone call in early 1996. A mom and massage therapist from Dallas named Diana Simone called a local radio station and asked them “If you can send out warnings for severe weather on the radio why can’t you do the same for child abductions?” She was positive that if people knew that a black truck was the vehicle Amber was in, someone would have spotted it as Amber was abducted in the middle of the afternoon. This call to a radio station was what created the Amber Alert. By the early 2000s every US state and twenty other countries have implemented an Amber Alert System. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited children (NCMEC) over 900 children have been returned home due to Amber Alerts in the US alone.
Controversy
Recently there have been several articles published which claim that the Amber Alert is not effective and does not help safely return children. These articles have been well received enough so that I have heard people talking both in person and on the internet about how the Amber Alert is not an effective system. These articles' authors, who act like they're very “woke” about children's issues, claim that the Amber Alert System does not actually make anyone safer and only makes people feel safer. They also claim that in one instance a man who had abducted his son heard about an Amber Alert being issued and turned the gun on himself. Because of this they claim the Amber Alerts make situations more dangerous than they would be otherwise. Additionally, some men's and father's rights activists have pointed out that Amber Alerts are unfairly biased towards mothers and the Amber Alerts are only used to make sure that men return children on time from visitations.
First, while it is tragic that one man died after he heard of an issued Amber Alert, I think it is fair to say in most cases the perpetrator of these abductions doesn’t harm themselves. One example of one father who did harm himself is not a good enough reason to get rid of Amber Alerts. Further father's rights activists don't seem to understand that many Amber Alerts have been issued when mothers or even grandparents abduct children. There's no evidence that Amber Alerts are used specifically to punish men, rather they are used to return children to custodial parents whether that parent is the mother, father, or other relative. Also, Amber Alerts can only be used if the child is determined to be in danger. There are safe guards in place to make sure that parents who are late returning children to the other parent are not punished via Amber Alerts.
Some people also say that the successes of the Amber Alert system creates a false sense of security since most children are abducted by family members and are not in immediate danger. While I am sure that many children are not in imminent danger when they're with their parent, it is preposterous to say that they are never in danger. Parents both custodial and non-custodial harm their children all of the time. Amber Alerts have to be issued when a parent who is acting erratically or under the influence of drugs or alcohol drives away with their own child. Amber Alerts are quick and effective way to make sure that these parents are pulled over and their children are removed from the dangerous situation in the vehicle. Even if Amber Alerts are not saving children abducted by creepy strangers, Amber Alerts are still removing children from potentially dangerous situations in vehicles. This alone is enough to justify the use of the Amber Alert System.
There's also evidence that the Amber Alert System serves as a deterrent for stranger abductions as stranger abductions have gone down in the 2000s when compared to the 80s and 90s. According to NCMEC 20 or 30 child abductions by a stranger have been stopped by the Amber Alert System. The Amber Alert system has also aided in prosecution of predators who have been captured after an abducted child has been found murdered. Finally, Amber Alerts have begun to serve a new purpose, namely they have helped return children and teenagers who have run away with adult “boyfriends” or “girlfriends”. There have been many cases where children were returned to their families after running away to be with these adult “romantic partners” aka predators. While this is not a stranger abduction in the typical sense, I don't think anyone could argue that these children are not in potential danger and if the Amber Alert has been used to make sure these children come home that is proof enough that the Amber Alert system is effective and needed. Some critics have also argued that the Amber Alert is over used. Whether this is true or not, the point is moot. If the Amber Alert saves some children then overuse shouldn't matter.
In my opinion, the Amber Alert is an effective program. It does no good to point out the flaws or to sully Amber’s memory. Amber’s family calls the Amber Alert “bittersweet” but they are thankful every day that Amber’s legacy brings children home safely. The next time an Amber Alert disrupts your radio or phone call, try to remember Amber Hagerman who never got the chance to return home.
In conclusion
Amber’s case is still unsolved twenty-four years later, but her legacy lives on. What do you think happened to Amber Hagerman? Was she abducted by one of the predators listed above? Is an unidentified incarcerated prisoner responsible? Or is her killer still roaming the streets?
If you are interested in the cases of other children who were kidnapped by strangers my write up on the Teekah Lewis case can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/fm3yhc/timeline_and_lengthy_write_up_of_the_teekah_lewis/
Sources
First, shout out to u/TC-writer who runs this sub reddit. She is so passionate about this case and her research is fantastic. If it wasn't for this user I would have never encountered or studied this case.
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/watchingrobertpickton88015/amber-hagerman-t2331.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/19/us/body-of-kidnapped-texas-girl-is-found.html
https://sites.psu.edu/jiyoonnicky/unsolved-crimes/amber-hagerman/
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/01/12/amber-hagermans-mother-holds-on-to-hope/
https://cowtowncrime.com/2017/12/11/no-safe-place-the-kidnapping-of-opal-jo-jennings/
https://medium.com/@kympasqualini/portrait-of-an-alleged-serial-killer-william-lewis-reece-4d98152bec1a
https://apnews.com/dbe751f422d23fe1fd2a2eca7fed85c0
https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/bud-kennedy/article54808010.html
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/tx-amber-hagerman-9-arlington-17-jan-1996.64289/
https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/missingkids/pdfs/2018%20Annual%20AMBER%20Alert%20Report%20&%20Map_FINAL.PDF
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2020.08.29 01:39 Quirky-Motor EXTENSIVE write up- The murder of Amber Hagerman. The unsolved murder behind the AMBER alert system.

Hello everyone, starting several months ago I began creating long form write ups on various missing children's cases such as DeOrr Kunz, Teekah Lewis, Khoi Dang Vu, Bryce Herda, Asha Degree, and Cody Haynes. I also did a long form write up on Gary Ridgway and his victims, as well as a two part series regarding the murder of Laci Peterson. In general I mostly profile cases from the Pacific Northwest but occasionally I do requests from readers, such as this case. I am back with another case involving the unsolved murder of Amber Hagerman from Arlington, Texas. My other write-ups can be found here https://www.reddit.com/useQuirky-Motor.
Introduction
Many know about the Amber Alert System but few know that the child behind the Amber Alert was murdered, and more than 20 years on, her case is unsolved and considered cold. Who is responsible for the death of Amber Hagerman?
People involved in the case
Amber Hagerman- victim of the crime. Amber was 9 years old when she was died in 1996.
Donna Whitson (Now Donna Norris, previously Donna Wilson and Donna Williams) – Amber’s mother
Glenda Whitson – Amber’s maternal grandmother
Jimmie Whitson – Amber’s maternal grandfather
Ricky Hagerman- Amber’s brother. He was 5 years old in 1996
Jim Kevil – Eyewitness to the abduction. He was 76 years old at the time of the crime
Richard Hagerman- Amber and Ricky’s biological father.
Diana Simone- The woman who dreamed up the for the Amber Alert system.
Background
Amber Hagerman was born in 1987 to Donna Whitson and Richard Hagerman. Amber was a girl scout who liked riding her bike and butterflies. She had one younger brother, Ricky who was born in 1991.
Amber was raised in Arlington, a large town in Texas sandwiched between Dallas and Fort Worth. It was considered a safe, suburban area in 1996. There is a GM plant which employs many local residents.
Before her disappearance, Amber’s family were part of a TV production about families struggling to get off of welfare. Because of this there is a lot of video footage of Amber available.
Overview
On January 13th 1996, a Saturday, Donna Whitson and her children Amber and Ricky drove to a home in Arlington, Texas to visit Donna’s parents, Glenda and Jimmie Whitson. Previously, the young family had spent their day playing at the park and then having some lunch at Burger King, before visiting the Whitsons that afternoon. A little after 3 pm that day, Amber age 9, and Ricky age 5, asked to ride their bikes in the neighborhood. Both children had bikes that were kept at their grandparents’ home. It was a partially sunny day with a temperature around 70 degrees. With adult permission Amber and Ricky left the home and were admonished to ride the bikes around the block only. They were not to go farther than that.
Despite the warning Ricky and Amber rode their bikes to the parking lot of an abandoned Winn-Dixie parking lot less than .3 miles or 1.5 or 2 blocks from their grandparents’ home. The parking lot has a ramp child often played on and the area was surrounded by residential homes on one side and some businesses including a laundromat on the other.
Ricky made one loop around the parking lot and told Amber they needed to go home. Ricky didn’t want to get in trouble. Instead of following her brother, Amber explained that she wanted to stay and ride some more. Reluctantly, Ricky trudged home.
Once there, Amber’s grandparents asked where “sissy” was. Ricky said she was riding her bike still and they told him to go fetch Amber. Ricky returned to the parking lot and found it empty. Peddling as fast as he could Ricky returned home and yelled “Sissy’s gone!” Jimmie Whitson hopped in his truck and sped to the parking lot. There he found police officers scouring the area and Amber’s abandoned bicycle. From the time Amber and Ricky had left the Whitson home to ride bikes to the time Jimmie Whitson screeched into the parking lot less than eight minutes had elapsed.
When Ricky left the parking lot, Jim Kevil a 78-year-old retired machinist, was working in his backyard across from the abandoned parking lot. He saw a young girl riding a colorful bicycle up and down the ramp, when suddenly a black or dark blue pickup truck drove up to Amber. A man hopped from the truck and with one fell swoop grabbed Amber and forced her into his truck. She tried to kick and let out one blood curdling scream. The truck left the parking lot and turned west on East Abram street. Jim Kevil immediately called the police who were on the scene in less that three minutes. The officers found no sign of Amber except her abandoned bike.
Four days later on January 17th in the wee morning hours, a man walking his dog by the Forrest Hills apartment in Arlington came across a gruesome sight. This building is only a few miles from the abduction sight and 3.2 miles from the Whitson home. In a stream behind the building the man found the body of Amber Hagerman. She was submerged in a creek with water running over her. The previous day there had been a massive thunderstorm which swelled the small creek. It is possible that Amber was dumped slightly further upstream and floated to where she was discovered. The dump sight was not the scene of the murder; Amber had been killed elsewhere.
Amber died from cut wounds to the neck but had also been beaten and repeatedly sexually assaulted. She was found nude except for one sock. Interestingly enough Amber had not been raped and her sexual assault “stopped just short of intercourse.” Because of this many early sources say Amber was not raped and that is where the description stopped, while other sources explain that Amber was assaulted repeatedly. I think this stems from two different definitions of sexual assault or rape. The medical examiner also found that Amber had been kept alive for two days and had not died until January 15th or possibly 16th. The water on her body had washed away almost all physical evidence. There were some fibers present on the body that were collected. The APD has been very close-lipped about the presence of DNA on the body leading some to think that the police department was able to collect some DNA evidence- but this isn’t known for sure. Overall, very little evidence is available. Amber was laid to rest later in January 1996 but despite 8000 tips her case is still unresolved. Arlington police say they still receive several tips every year. A $75,000 reward is still available in Amber’s case. The Arlington police department dissolved their Amber task force in 1999 and officially marked the case as cold.
Investigation
Kevil described the abductor as a white or Hispanic male, 25-40 years old with a medium build and under 6’ tall, driving a black pickup truck. The abductor seemed to be of average height. He was not particularly short. Kevil does not have the best eyesight so all information was taken with a grain of salt. The truck has been described as black, dark blue, or even “dark in color.” Only Jim Kevil has come forth as an eyewitness, but police believe customers in the nearby laundromat may also be witnesses. This particular business was used my many immigrants and it is theorized this may account for the lack of cooperation or statements from these individuals. These witnesses are asked to come forward in order to be interviewed- no strings attached. Another local man reported that he saw a black pickup cruising the area near the grocery store but this was 30-45 minutes before the abduction and the police have been unsure if this was a related incident.
The FBI released a profile of Amber’s abductor hoping it would lead locals to recognize him. Amber’s abductor was profiled as an opportunistic predator who targeted Amber for the sole reason that she was alone and accessible. He lives or works in the area of Arlington as he seems very comfortable with the landscape. He is white or Hispanic and most likely suffered some type of stressor before the crime. He may have been laid off, fired, divorced, or had some other stressful event occur before the abduction. The perpetrator probably has a criminal record and may have committed crimes against children before. The man lives in a place with privacy enough to keep a child hidden for two days. Because of this he probably doesn’t live in an apartment or similar housing. He may live alone. Profiling of course is not an exact science, but the FBI claims that this is the type of man who had perpetrated similar crimes in past. Amber's case is unique in the sense that the only theory is a stranger abduction.
Suspects and connected crimes
Several men have been investigated as possible suspects in this case such as Terapon Adhahn, William Reece, and Richard Franks.
William Reece, a Texas serial killer has been looked at in this case. Reece who killed and dumped women in the Texas killing fields was convicted of murdering 12-year-old Laura Smither whose murder bears a striking resemblance to the death of Amber Hagerman. Laura Smither was 12 years old in April 1997 when she was last seen leaving her home to go on a jog in Friendswood, TX outside Houston. Laura never returned from her jog and was reported missing. Her body was found several weeks later. Like Amber she was found in a pool of water, nude except one sock, throat cut, and dumped near a large freeway.
Several months later Reece kidnapped a woman outside of Houston. Thankfully, the woman escaped and William Reece was promptly arrested. Years later while in jail for the kidnapping, Reece led investigators to the body of missing woman, Kelli Cox. Eventually, Reece was tied to and convicted of four murders, several rapes, a few physical assaults, and a number of kidnappings. As far as I can tell Reece never admitted to the murder of Smither specifically. He committed all of his murders from April to July of 1997 until he was arrested for kidnapping. Reece was working on Laura’s street doing construction on the day she was last seen. Because it started to rain, the crew was sent home early, around the time Smither left for her jog.
Some have pointed out that Smither does not seem to fit the type of Reece’s victims. All of the other women killed or victimized by Reece were adults. Smither was 12 years old and looked very prepubescent. Now, I am the first person to remind others that victimology is not a static when it comes to serial killers. For example, everyone remembers Ted Bundy as killing “pretty, college aged, Caucasian, brunettes, with long hair parted down the middle” when in fact he killed all types of women: blondes, non-white women, high risk, low risk, women in their thirties, and sixth graders. Likewise, Gary Ridgway is remembered for killing sex workers, but he also murdered daycare workers, waitresses, high school students, bakers, and moms at bus stops who ranged in age from early teens to late thirties.
My point being victimology should not rule out victims necessarily. That being said, Laura was significantly younger, smaller, and younger looking than Reece’s other victims. This has led internet sleuths to speculate that Reece was not involved in the murder of Smither at all and that the same person who killed Smither, killed Hagerman. Reece could not be responsible for Amber's death as he was in jail on that day. As mentioned above both crimes took place in Texas, involved girls who looked similarly, and their deaths are eerily similar.
Others have linked the case of Amber Hagerman to the case of Opal Jo Jennings. Opal was six years old in 1999 when she was abducted from her Fort Worth home’s front yard where she was playing with her cousin, age 2 and their friend, age 4. A man in a purple-black car drove up to the kids, said hi, and then abducted Opal. The abduction happened in the same metro area, in the middle of the day, with young witnesses around. Additionally, Opal looks very similar to Amber in a way that is almost uncanny. Both had light skin, dark hair, and an abundance of freckles. Richard Franks a local sex offender was convicted of Opal's murder and sentenced to life soon after the crime. Some have speculated that Franks could be Amber’s abductor as well. He has light coloring and would have been in his early or mid-twenties at the time of Amber’s abduction so his description isn’t a perfect match to eyewitness sightings, however.
Terapon Adhahn, a murderer from Washington state has been formally questioned by Arlington police in the case of Amber Hagerman. Adhahn is serving life in Washington state for the murder of Zina Linnik in Tacoma, Washington. Zina age 12 was abducted from her own yard mere feet from her parents during a 4th of July celebration. Adhahn was also convicted for other sex offenses in the area. At the time of Amber’s abduction, Adhahn’s mother was living in the Fort Worth area and he visited her often. There is not solid proof that he was in the area on that particular day, but it has not been totally ruled out. He is also Asian and thus doesn’t match the description of a white of Hispanic male given by Kevil. Amber’s case bears a resemblance to one rape committed by Adhahn which is why he has been questioned in this case. Adhahn is also a suspect in the disappearance of Adre’anna Jackson in Tacoma.
Willie Randolph a 19-year-old classmate of Donna’s (the two went to the same technical school) attended Amber’s memorials and was remembered as making odd comments to the press such as “I just wanted to see her and feel the grief that her family is feeling.” He said this while gazing into Amber’s casket. Of course, saying weird things does not make you a criminal, but in the name of being thorough I wanted to mention this. There is not additional information on Randolph and he has never been seriously looked at as a suspect in this case.
Amber Alerts
The actual Amber Alert system, which stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response was born out of an unassuming phone call in early 1996. A mom and massage therapist from Dallas named Diana Simone called a local radio station and asked them “If you can send out warnings for severe weather on the radio why can’t you do the same for child abductions?” She was positive that if people knew that a black truck was the vehicle Amber was in, someone would have spotted it as Amber was abducted in the middle of the afternoon. This call to a radio station was what created the Amber Alert. By the early 2000s every US state and twenty other countries have implemented an Amber Alert System. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited children (NCMEC) over 900 children have been returned home due to Amber Alerts in the US alone.
Controversy
Recently there have been several articles published which claim that the Amber Alert is not effective and does not help safely return children. These articles have been well received enough so that I have heard people talking both in person and on the internet about how the Amber Alert is not an effective system. These articles' authors, who act like they're very “woke” about children's issues, claim that the Amber Alert System does not actually make anyone safer and only makes people feel safer. They also claim that in one instance a man who had abducted his son heard about an Amber Alert being issued and turned the gun on himself. Because of this they claim the Amber Alerts make situations more dangerous than they would be otherwise. Additionally, some men's and father's rights activists have pointed out that Amber Alerts are unfairly biased towards mothers and the Amber Alerts are only used to make sure that men return children on time from visitations.
First, while it is tragic that one man died after he heard of an issued Amber Alert, I think it is fair to say in most cases the perpetrator of these abductions doesn’t harm themselves. One example of one father who did harm himself is not a good enough reason to get rid of Amber Alerts. Further father's rights activists don't seem to understand that many Amber Alerts have been issued when mothers or even grandparents abduct children. There's no evidence that Amber Alerts are used specifically to punish men, rather they are used to return children to custodial parents whether that parent is the mother, father, or other relative. Also, Amber Alerts can only be used if the child is determined to be in danger. There are safe guards in place to make sure that parents who are late returning children to the other parent are not punished via Amber Alerts.
Some people also say that the successes of the Amber Alert system creates a false sense of security since most children are abducted by family members and are not in immediate danger. While I am sure that many children are not in imminent danger when they're with their parent, it is preposterous to say that they are never in danger. Parents both custodial and non-custodial harm their children all of the time. Amber Alerts have to be issued when a parent who is acting erratically or under the influence of drugs or alcohol drives away with their own child. Amber Alerts are quick and effective way to make sure that these parents are pulled over and their children are removed from the dangerous situation in the vehicle. Even if Amber Alerts are not saving children abducted by creepy strangers, Amber Alerts are still removing children from potentially dangerous situations in vehicles. This alone is enough to justify the use of the Amber Alert System.
There's also evidence that the Amber Alert System serves as a deterrent for stranger abductions as stranger abductions have gone down in the 2000s when compared to the 80s and 90s. According to NCMEC 20 or 30 child abductions by a stranger have been stopped by the Amber Alert System. The Amber Alert system has also aided in prosecution of predators who have been captured after an abducted child has been found murdered. Finally, Amber Alerts have begun to serve a new purpose, namely they have helped return children and teenagers who have run away with adult “boyfriends” or “girlfriends”. There have been many cases where children were returned to their families after running away to be with these adult “romantic partners” aka predators. While this is not a stranger abduction in the typical sense, I don't think anyone could argue that these children are not in potential danger and if the Amber Alert has been used to make sure these children come home that is proof enough that the Amber Alert system is effective and needed. Some critics have also argued that the Amber Alert is over used. Whether this is true or not, the point is moot. If the Amber Alert saves some children then overuse shouldn't matter.
In my opinion, the Amber Alert is an effective program. It does no good to point out the flaws or to sully Amber’s memory. Amber’s family calls the Amber Alert “bittersweet” but they are thankful every day that Amber’s legacy brings children home safely. The next time an Amber Alert disrupts your radio or phone call, try to remember Amber Hagerman who never got the chance to return home.
In conclusion
Amber’s case is still unsolved twenty-four years later, but her legacy lives on. What do you think happened to Amber Hagerman? Was she abducted by one of the predators listed above? Is an unidentified incarcerated prisoner responsible? Or is her killer still roaming the streets?
If you are interested in the cases of other children who were kidnapped by strangers my write up on the Teekah Lewis case can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/fm3yhc/timeline_and_lengthy_write_up_of_the_teekah_lewis/
Sources
First, shout out to u/TC-writer who runs the Amber Hagerman sub reddit. She is so passionate about this case and her research is fantastic. Go check out her work and join the conversation. If it wasn't for this user I would have never encountered or studied this case.
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/watchingrobertpickton88015/amber-hagerman-t2331.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/19/us/body-of-kidnapped-texas-girl-is-found.html
https://sites.psu.edu/jiyoonnicky/unsolved-crimes/amber-hagerman/
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/01/12/amber-hagermans-mother-holds-on-to-hope/
https://cowtowncrime.com/2017/12/11/no-safe-place-the-kidnapping-of-opal-jo-jennings/
https://medium.com/@kympasqualini/portrait-of-an-alleged-serial-killer-william-lewis-reece-4d98152bec1a
https://apnews.com/dbe751f422d23fe1fd2a2eca7fed85c0
https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/bud-kennedy/article54808010.html
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/tx-amber-hagerman-9-arlington-17-jan-1996.64289/
https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/missingkids/pdfs/2018%20Annual%20AMBER%20Alert%20Report%20&%20Map_FINAL.PDF
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2020.08.10 20:13 fuserlimon Roses music video literary-symbolism analysis

Let me know what you think, and if I am missing or misinterpreting something:
I will start by saying that the dark feel of the song itself was inspired by the 2000 Hungarian film Werckmeister Harmonies, which is set in a desolate, small Hungarian town in Communist times. I believe that Saint Jhn is not fluent in Hungarian, thus he had the film on mute in the studio while recording. The film is in black and white; I can only speculate that it was also an inspiration for the music video's director Bill Fishman. The film consists of several tracking shots that the music video director was inspired by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMzo1T6SdCU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EG-129uDFw
The tracking shots are designed to make the view less theatrical and turn the spectator into a passive participant of the action; she still cannot interact with objects or affect the activities. Nevertheless, she can feel at the location by allowing a dynamic view of the scene and the participants of the stage.
In the film, a circus comes to an isolated town in Hungary, triggering a chain of events that leads to a riot and destruction. Akin to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow novel, which was printed two years later, where a theater comes to a desolate town in Turkey that leads to unrest.
The main hero of the Hungarian film is admitted to the mental hospital, which was a way to deal with dissidents during the Soviet Times. I think that the director of the music video places St Jhn and his crew as a force that is set to destroy the mental institution that we see in the music video. The psychiatric institution as a symbol of a tool to neutralize dissent was used in several other books/filmss, including Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burges (Stanley Kubrik the movie) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kessey (Milos Forman the movie).
It is necessary to mention that even though the feel of the song and the music video is inspired by the Hungarian film, the lyrics were not. The lyrics are a standard collection of trap/hip-hop clichés of selling and buying illegal substances, sex, non-committal relationships, exotic dancers, etc. I will be looking at the music video separately from the lyrics, as I could find no connection.
0:00 Establishing Shot: In the background, we see rather glamorous dome of a temple/church and hear church bells. Upfront, we see a wing of the temple that is rather old, falling apart, being held by small repairs but still functioning. I see this is a metaphor for the USA, or more specifically the system of institutionalized racism. Even though the ivory idea of the forefathers who created the country was fantastic, the actual implementation that came to our days needs an inevitable readjustment. We see a passage from one side to another showing us that this is an institution in transition, and if it is a metaphor for the USA, the country in transition.
0:05 The red filter signifies the violence that has been ingrained into the fabric of this nation, especially in terms of treating minorities.
0:08 We see a patient running through a door giving is a hint that this is indeed a psychiatric or some kind of another hospital. The tracking shot starts mimicking the film.
0:16 In contrast to the stoic dome and the institution, we see young, energetic African-American group coming into the building armed with bats. There are four of them, just like the gang of four hooligans armed with bats in the Clockwork Orange. They are young, they are strong, and they are here to destroy the oppressive structure of society. In my opinion, they signify the youth of the 21st century, Obama, Black Lives Matter, and other similar movements for change led by the persons of color. However, this group has women in it, too, it is more inclusive and woke.
0:22 We see a nun praying with candles referring to the role played by Judea-Christian beliefs in the formation of the USA. You can see the religion is downstairs, it is the basement, the foundation of the institution.
0:27 Godd Complex is a label where St JHN stars
0:32 We see that the religion burned itself with the light and faith it was supposed to uphold. This is referring to the scandals in the catholic church and later general role the religion played and plays in sustaining of white supremacy.
0:37 No God, Hell this way. An atheistic protest.
0:39 A white man dressed in a hospital gown is being pushed around by the intruder.
It is crucial to notice that there are no employees in the facility. It was created in the past and continues to work like a clockwork mechanism. There were no doors, no locks, no guards; people are free to leave and/or destroy the institution if they want, but they choose to stay anyway. It is the message to the people who are suffering under this system: “You are propping up the system that is oppressing you, and it is your choice.”
0:43 A white man chooses not to see the reality, he doesn’t run, he doesn’t fight back he decides to stare into the wall ignoring everything that is going on around him
1:00 A white woman is not being pushed around, she is given a chance to “change,” take off the hospital gown and put on alternative clothes. This is referring to the fact that the women have been oppressed for a long time under this structure (no right to vote, patriarchy, sexism). This symbolizes that women can and will join the movement for change more willingly because they have gotten the short end of the stick for centuries and might sympathize with the oppressed minorities more. In contrast, white men mainly enjoyed their privilege (even if they are lower-class patients) and will not need to see the need for a change.
1:07 Smashing TVs - destroying traditional media (FOX News) as a means of propaganda
1:16 Violent altercations with a person of color who refuses to open his eyes and see the system for what it is. The author tells us that maybe violence is the answer at specific points of history? He is being forced to change against his will. That is a definition of the revolution.
1:28 “This is not Bedlam?” A popular name for the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem in London. Bedlam came to mean an insane asylum. It is archaic. The author blatantly tells us that this is a metaphor, which makes the metaphor weaker.
1:34 Smoking a join. Probably means just that, or maybe a general push towards cannabis legalization on the federal level
1:49 We see a scared person who is the closest thing that resembles an employee of the institution. He is black and dressed in conservative business attire. I think this might be a reference to the people of color that decided to “play by the rules” of the oppressive society, succeed in their career, and by doing so, ignore the critical changes that need to be made so all of the people of color can prosper. This can also be a reference for black republicans or maybe even the notion of a “house n***o.” He is high up, and now he is scared of change because he is afraid to lose his position in society.
1:59 You see the recently freed woman joining the movement and trying to “change” others already.
2:29 Destroying the art that does not help the cause. Here we have the millennia-old debate, should art serve a social purpose, or is it sufficient on its own? The authors think that it should. There’s a blatant disregard for things that were created to “embellish” the system of oppression and patriarchy.
3:02 When they came in, there were only four of them, now there’s more as they leave. The movement is growing.
3:06 That one white guy is still running. Some people will never change.
Overall the video is authors commentary on the history and the current state of affairs of racial relations, institutional racism and oppressive culture in the USA.
Edit: Words
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2020.08.10 07:56 TheWellFedBeggar Looking to get my second tattoo but want to take it more seriously and go for great quality

For my first tattoo I basically saw something online, really connected with the meaning of the art and wanted to get it so I went to an artist in the area that my sister in law had gone to a number of times and got basically the design I saw online.
Since then I have learned a lot more about tattooing, the dos and donts, and how basically what I did on the first tattoo was poor etiquette and didn't let the artist express their skill or creativity much at all.
So now I want to do it right. I am much better able to budget so accommodate high quality prices and I am in an area where there are many skilled artists (DFW, Texas). But I'm feeling lost on how to go about finding an artist and how to go through the process of developing a design that I love, while also giving artistic freedom to the artist and having their input.
The design idea I have is to get a piece inspired by the champion Diana from League of Legends. I do not want it to be Diana, like I want it to be a beautiful piece of art completely separate of the game, so that later in life when the game has less meaning to me I still have a great piece of art on me. I want all my tattoos to be black and greys, I'm just not as much of a fan of color for me, it looks great on others. And I'm thinking it could be cool to have a Japanese influenced style tattoo as that seems fitting to the character.
So I feel like I have an idea that has enough concrete parts to give a good idea to an artist but how do I find the right artist for this? Would it be impolite to take the idea to multiple artists and see the direction they would go with it and choose the artist from that?
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2020.08.03 06:28 alibyte As gen Z and really upper class... wtf do I do?

I swear I'm not doing this for future guillotine insurance or anything. I am an eagle scout and it gave me the love of volunteering, and I've found I relate more to those I help over those I know. Shit sucks.
my father is a hedge fund manager and our family makes close to seven figs a year. for the past 4 years I've been a crypto-anarchist (first conservative (by family), then libertarian, then ancap (sorry), then about for the past 4-5 months I've been reverse redpilled on shit politically. 2A guys laughing about protesters getting nabbed by American gestapo for exercising free speech, going to every fucking black tie event and hearing how fucking out of touch they are. so fucking sick of the big ass mansions I drive by daily that have blue lives matter shit on their front lawn (in post history) because their only run in with police is calling them when a black guy walks through the neighborhood
I love guns, but every gun owner is a trump supporter around here (some family friends even posted a pic of them holding their $3000 skeletonized AR with 16x Leupold telescopic sight titled "prepared for the protesters!!") but wouldn't fit in with John brown gun club or anything because I would feel like a poser
I cannot bring up my politics anywhere. Cannot wait for Thanksgiving when my uncle drops the n word with the hard R again.
what the fuck do I do? I'm like what trump purports to be, a man against the elites who (by luck/RNG/birth) is one themselves
I already donate my time to working at food banks, but I'd like a more mutual aid type of work, and get connected in my community (DFW area, IDGAF about doxxing at this point). I'm like a dot of anarchy in a sea of red with no idea where to start
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2020.07.24 21:35 StuckInSanDiego Hunting in California 101: How to Get Started (a Non-Definitive Guide)

Hunting in California 101: What I Wish I Knew When I Started

I swear it's really not as bad as people make it out to be.

Preface:

So you're probably reading this because you're interested in hunting in California and/or you're a new hunter who is struggling to do more than take a long walk in the woods with your weapon of choice. That or you just want to find all my mistakes and point them out. Great! This is written for you (even the pedants).
Since someone will ask, no I do not work for Fish and Wildlife. No I am not some professional guide or outfitter. I've just spent a lot of time hunting here as well as other states. I'm a transplanted software engineer on the Losing Side of Twenty-Five who fell victim to the sun and salary trap of San Diego and now I'm stuck. I've posted quite a bit on this subreddit before on a different Reddit account and even met with people from here. Then I lost the password to that account and I guess I never set up a recovery email. I'm bad with computers. Thank God I can fool my employer.

Part 0: How do I actually get started hunting in California?

Part 1: What do I really need for hunting?

Part 2: Tags, Stamps, and Points. Oh my!

Part 3: Finding Public Land to Hunt On

It's not that hard. I swear. There are 38,197,000 acres of public land--38% of the entire state--open to hunting. Is it hard to find GOOD hunting land not overrun by other hunters? Yes. That's why you scout and get used to hiking quite a bit. It's not impossible, however, and that's what matters.
Use OnX. No seriously. It's worth every cent. Every single time a new hunter asks me where to go my answer is OnX. I don't want to do a write-up on every amazing feature this software has to offer because they have a YouTube channel where they do it better than I ever could. That being said, there are a few things worth mentioning for people who are too lazy to watch some YouTube videos.
First - you can use OnX from both a PC and smartphone. I'm mentioning this because quite a few people I know were surprised when I told them the website works from PC. It's way easier to plan a hunt on a 27 inch monitor than a 5.8 inch phone. The website and the phone app are synced so if you add a marker to the website, it appears on the phone (and vice versa).
Second - check out the layers library and use them. As an example, you should have the layer for recent fires turned on when you're looking for bear, deer or elk opportunities. Again, I'm not sure why people don't realize this is available.
Third - use markers and colors which make sense. When I first started using OnX, I would mark everything in the most haphazard fashion. It's not useful. I suggest keeping it simple. If I think an area might have access I drop a yellow "A", if I confirm that it has access I drop a blue"A" and if it turns out there's no getting there I set a red "A". It makes it easy to read quickly. However, do whatever is easy and works for you. Just make sure you understand what you're looking at and you're consistent with it.
What kind of land can I hunt on? Legal Disclaimer: You should verify with all respective agencies and landowners that hunting is permitted at specific locations because I'm not responsible for you going to jail etc.
What Kind of land CAN'T I hunt on?
Will you tell me your secret spot?
I don't have one and none of my spots are secrets. They're all on public land. If you're really lost-in-space or just generally nervous about going somewhere you scouted through a website and you happen to be local to Southern California, just message me and I'll help out. It's really not that difficult though.

Part 4: Alternatives For When You Don't Get The Tag You Want

SHARE Hunts for Elk
This is a California-specific hunting opportunity. It's another lottery but it's an agreement between the state and private landowners to permit very regulated hunting on their properties. Each hunt is different and, again, this is a lottery so it's basically a moonshot; however, the odds of getting drawn on an elk tag is actually higher here than most general draws are with zero points. The money goes back into the program. The SHARE elk drawings close 7/24 this year. Which happens to be today. You can read more about the SHARE opportunities here. Enter through the online DFW license sales.
Leaving California (Hunting out-of-state): Since you can check out, but never leave, right? It's worth looking at other states.

Continued Here: Hunting In California 102: Draws, Deer, and Dove. Plus a bit on finding a hunting buddy.

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2020.07.18 17:57 Army_Bot Summary For: Weekly Question Thread (3/11 to 3/17)

wtf do ad soldiers do at ft dix, in my window and thinking about it just want to know if im getting myself into a ft polk situation but in bumfuck jersey
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I'm an AIT soldier on orders to my first duty station. I filled out my part of the DA 5434 but my sponsor hasn't filled out there section and it's been a few weeks. I was told they won't cut my orders unless the sponsor fills out the form. What do I need to do to get a sponsor?
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Current 31B with 4 months left in my reserve contract. Graduating with my Bachelors degree in May and I was trying to decide what I want to do next. Retention told me to just go full hooah and re-enlist for another 6 years and eventually I’ll get slotted for OCS, which is my end game move. I want to move to the 35F or 35L but retention said it doesn’t matter and I should just take the bonus for the 31B re-enlist and move on because OCS will change what I’m doing anyways. I think he’s full of it and I was hoping for an unbiased opinion.
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What is 13F life like as a Ranger, both at home and deployed. Do they hang back but close enough to call for stuff or will they go in with infantry and door kick/trigger pull some times?
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Is 33 too old to enlist?
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What is cat 4?
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Can meps see your medical records ? I know a lot of you guys are going to say I’m lying to meps the only reason I’m asking is because my recruiter told me to lie . I don’t want a bunch responses telling me not to lie because I have already decided lying is the wrong choice
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so i was made aware that i cant get either option 40 or 4 due to my med waiver for 1 screw in my leg. however was curious about me being able to volunteer for airborne and or rasp... in that case some people told me i likely would not be able to even volunteer due to my injury which occured 6 years ago and hasnt even given me trouble since . is this true. i would really like to take a shot at airborne and rasp. but cant find much info as it pertains to my specific predicament
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Long story short, I've been on IRR for 3 years with no contact with the Army besides sending in a yearly deferment for school the entire time. I report to BOLC this Fall and after 3 years I have forgotten pretty much everything I've learned prior to commissioning.
What can I do as a refresher in the meantime so I'm not completely lost? I'll be taking the bar this summer and I'm branched in a non combat arms position on active duty.
Also can't get my orders from HRC because I don't have a valid CAC but that's a different headache.
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Can you transition from active duty to reserve in one term? Or do you have to wait til your enlistment is renewed?
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So I just enlisted today for a six year contract with 25S signal corps. Ive talked to a few people about it and some say really good things, and some people say some really bad things. Some say its easy as hell and some say its as hard as Crypto-linguistics. Can someone set me straight on this? Im doing satellite communications operatomaintainer. Hell some people even says its alot of travel.
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Looking to pick the brain if anyone who has been to CBRN BOLC in the past few years or so.
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Has anyone ever met with a battalion commander to get a waiver approved? Just want to know what to expect.
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I noticed I have like a 2 week gap between my 11X OSUT and jump school on my orders- obviously, because that’s when the next school cycle starts and such. I guess my question is what am I gonna do during that gap? Do I get to take leave, or am I gonna hang out at my training company and do whatever? Just curious.
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Who is responsible for fastening a troop strap on an lmtv? Or who is liable if a soldier falls out the back and there in no troop strap?
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Thoughts on 35p and 68s?
My husband did DLI twice, so I'm a little more familiar with that.
68s sounds fantastic and I'm currently finishing my bachelor's with classes that focus on environmental health and epidemiology - so it seems right up my alley. (It's a general studies degree since I had the hrs but no true concentration - it ended split between education and health promotion).
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My spouse is choosing to live away from me. I did not force her or neglect her. She is living in another town and got a job by her own accord. All of my BAH goes to military post housing. We have no children. Am I obligated to send her any of my regular pay?
I'm gonna check with my post legal aid office on Monday, but if anyone can share some insight, I would appreciate it.
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PCS from OCONUS to CONUS. Do I get a seperate 10 PTDY to pick up my car from the one I used to house hunt?
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I’m thinking about re enlisting because I received an entry level separation from the navy and all my meps stuff is still good but I want a good MOS that will transition well into a civilian job my ASVAB score was a 91. And the recruiter I’ve been talking to is doing what he can to help but the sergeant in charge of the station is pushing me and trying to rush me into signing a contract
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Still looking at MOS' to decide on, I like the concept of 35Q and 17C ive already gotten some info on 17C, but id like to know more about 35Q (i already checked the mega-thread and only found two mentions of the MOS, and it was only in passing.)
Im particularly interested in the Day to Day and what the work is like.
Im also looking for a position that has a decent to high chance of allowing me to live off base (with or without recompense) as i have a pet cat that I would like to keep with me, (I obviously dont mind having to leave him here with my parents for basic and AIT)
Im fine with hearing recommendations for other completely different MOS's aswell! I really dont know specifically what I want to do, so anyone who has experience with an MOS and thinks It might fit me feel free to point it out.
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Can 35 series volunteer for Regiment? If so, are they just enablers with a scroll or are they doing Ranger shit? Where does the new RMIB fall into all this? Is this where all intel Rangers end up? Thanks.
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I'm some kid just asking questions, don't know much
-Thinking of enlisting after college. Heard that college boys become 2nd lieutenant but they go to through OTC, is this true? -If I was to enlist active duty, what's the minimum and average I have to serve? -If I do 32nd Airborne that's more years on my service? -Can I change my MOS throughout or ? I'm thinking of doing 31B (military police) or 31D (criminal investigations special agent) because it leans more towards my career path in FBI. However, 18B (special forces weapon sergeant) is cool af becuase i like guns and that's an interest to me. -Can I choose where I can be stationed? Like Germany?
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Can I join the army if I have a herniated disc? I have a herniated disc that's causing my sciatic nerve to shoot pain down my left leg, been like that for 8 months now. If my back ever improves can I join? Should I? I'm currently a high school junior.
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Had juvenile misdemeanor when I was 17, got it expunged and all that jazz. Recently went to a recruiter to join, told him about past history and he said he may not need waiver for it. Took background check and everything came back clean, nothing showed up. He’s suggesting to not tell anyone and not claim any past criminal history occurred. Is my recruiter setting me up for failure? Should I request to start the waiver process regardless of what he suggest?
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Awesome that’s for the help, didn’t sit well in my gut. Thanks again for the reassurance.
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Is there a regulation concerning rucksacks? I brought a malice back for when I attend ABOLC and just want to make sure I'm good or if I should return it?
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How easy is it to get a medical role in the army and what would life look like in that kind of role? I'd really like to be able to travel and learn new skills!
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We're about 20 months from a potential deployment and were allegedly getting NOS'd this month (National Guard).

If our state accepts the mission, whats the next step? When do we actually receive orders?

Bonus points if anyone knows anything about the UH60 A/L situation in Afghanistan because ive heard there are very very few.
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Anyone know anything about the current status of 35L being open to non-prior service? I've googled around and I can't find anyone who has actually done it or if they're still taking people.
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Reserve officer here, looking to go Active early next year. My question is about the new paternity leave policy. If I'm reading the reg correctly, I will only get the 3 weeks of paternity leave if I had already served for 12 months of active time prior to that. My situation is that we WERE planning to have a baby summer of 2020, but at that point I may have only been active for a couple of months. Would there be other leave available for me to use? Or would I be screwing myself over and we should just pick a different time to have another kid? Just not familiar with leave policies in general on active duty. Thanks for any explanation.
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So as far as 35P goes: Are they currently in demand right now? And what exactly justifies the $40k signing bonus?
I see it’s listed in demand on GoArmy.com but I don’t know how often it gets changed/if it’s really accurate so figured I’d ask here.
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Hello! I am going through a difficult situation right now and am asking for anyone with expertise on the subject. I enlisted for 3 years 40 weeks for active duty. I then re-enlisted to serve in the National Guard near the end of my active duty obligation for a 3-year $5,000 bonus. I am now being told that my ETS from the National Guard isn’t until my MSO. My MSO is 4 years 1 month and 4 days from the time I enlisted in the National Guard, not 3 years. When I spoke with Retention, they told me that their was no option to only serve 3 years, and that there is only a try a year option or serve out the entirety of my MSO. I am now being kept a year passed what I thought would have been my ETS, and am being involuntary pulled out of college and being sent to Kuwait. Thoughts? Knowledge? HELP!
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Question about receiving bus driver training:
Our instructor said there used to be a way that you could take your certificate to the DMV of your respective licensed state and get your CDL using just that piece of paper and testing out on the written test there.
Is there still a way to do that? Is it still a thing?
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Any recommendations on Army and/or Air Force Recruiters (both Active and NG) in the DFW area?
I thought that this community might have some specific connections and recommendations for recruiters in the DFW area, especially those involved in Guard units in the area. Are there any specific recruiters in the area you would recommend, or should I just go to the nearest recruiting office?
Also, I likely need a med waiver. So I would need someone willing to work with me on that.
I have a bachelors degree (3.35 GPA in an engineering field) so I think I could be eligible for OCS/OTS as well as enlisted.
Are there any NG units in the area you would recommend?
Any additional advice would be appreciated- thanks!
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I’ve heard rumors and I don’t want to take them without getting a more current view. Will being a Mormon affect a career as an us army officer?
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Looking to join the reserves with no prior service. I had two felony charges for possession of marijuana under 2.5 oz and possession of paraphernalia resulting from the same incident as an adult a long time ago. In the state I was arrested in, any amount was considered a felony. Both charges were dropped due to a pretrial diversion program I entered. They showed up on my rap sheet with a statement that said "No Felony Convictions." My recruiter isn't sure what to make of it.
Is it possible to get a moral waiver for this and is there a realistic chance at doing so if I can?
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I would like to enlist in the military for personal reasons and financial reasons, but I would also like to be a graphic designer and hopefully lead myself into UX/UI design. Has anyone here done any graphic design in the military? I know if there has been work done its been really small. I only hear the Navy has a small portion of work done in there. But recently I found out the Army has their own page dedicated for graphic design called Multimedia Illustrator. https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/arts-and-media/multimedia-illustrator.html
Im 17 and I want to pursue this career path but i'm wondering if the Army and this enlisted job specifically can help me out in this field for experience. I already have high school experience.
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how close are you to combat as 14p, i’m stuck between it or 19d, thanks.
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So I’m very close to joining the Reserves currently, but I also am 100% certain I want to go to college, I have a weighted gpa of 3.86, i am apart of honor society, and a junior in high school. I love my country and I want to join both because of that and to help pay for my education. My question is what is the procedure for applying to college? For basic and AIT it would take 6 months to complete after high school. Do I apply to colleges and universities before I leave for basic or do I apply once I get back? I guess my main worry is getting stuck in a crummy college because I took 6 months after graduation to apply. But I’m not sure how the application process for that works, can i apply and get accepted and not start school until the following spring after training? Or do I have to wait to apply all together? I know I asked a lot and it might be confusing if you need some clarification I might be able to try and word it differently, but thanks to anybody who can help.
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I'm currently a freshman in college and after this semester will have over 40 credits completed. I'm planning on being an actuary which is a very weird job that involves risk management for insurance companies. The way to get further in your field is by taking exams that are absurdly difficult and require intense amounts of studying.
Because these exams are supposed to be so hard I'm worried that going through college and then joining the military would be a bad option since I'd likely forget a lot of what I learned. I'm debating on going into a financial type of MOS (such as Financial Management Technician 36B) for either 2 or 4 years, then if I want to make a career out of the military I can while also being able to work on my degree and either finish it while on duty or after my years are up.
Thoughts or suggestions?
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So I may or may not have improperly washed my ACU top and fucked up the velcro. Is there anyway to fix it? I've tried cutting at it with scissors and shaving it a bit but it doesn't seem to be too effective, am I doing it wrong?
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MEPs processing. How picky are they? Also, has anyone had an issue with being Dq’d and how soon can you try again after that? Also I’m a fully certified civilian EMT. Wanting to translate to 68 whiskey. What is the round about afqt percentage that will get me there? I know the GT and ST req’s but all the practice testing I have been using do not show the line scores like the icat or the asvab.
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  1. Recruiter had to send my paperwork to the USAREC surgeon. Anyone know how long this usually takes?
  2. Would I be able to take the DLAB and pick a job on the same day since already have my physical/asvab done?
  3. How does the job selection process work for the army?
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Yeah, I mean it was my first choice of an MOS but I was also considering 91B because I know that would help both in my personal life and also if I decided to go to school for Mechanical Engineering but like I’ve said, I’m also interested in business administration, I guess I just have to weigh all the options in the coming months.
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I have had financial troubles in the past, leading to a couple things reported in collections on my credit report. They total up to around $2500. Will this prevent me from enlisting?
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I am an approved DAT waiver. MOS I'm most interested in is 15W but there is a chance that I may not get it because of security clearance. I got mixed answers at my recruitment station and said I may still be able to get it.
Are DAT waivers completely closed off to jobs even with the lowest level of security clearance?
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I'm reenlisting for Alaska for a 20 level slot. However, I'm definitely going to be a SSG before I report there. Is there any chance of my orders just getting deleted due to this or will I still go?
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I'm preparing for Ranger school and I read in a couple of places that you shouldn't take creatine while training before going. Is this legitimate advice? I don't see how it could negatively affect me, but maybe I'm missing something.
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I'm preparing to enlist with the army but still didn't decide on a MOS My brother recommended 2MOS's: Infantry and Calvary scout How is life for Infantry or Calvary scout? Is it a deathly job? I'm not very afraid to go out to combat but I don't want to die out in combat and leave my family alone. Also can anyone recommend any other MOS's?
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Can I join with clinical depression and ADHD? I want to join the National Guard when I get older but idk if my depression/ADHD will disqualify me?
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Can I bring my dog with me to bolc?
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What’s everyone’s favorite shoes to wear for PT?
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Best way to lose 180 lbs quickly to re enlist?
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Does being in the army lead to health problems? you hear about soldiers who served having back pain, arthritis and no cartilage left in their knees.
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Any of you Army folk at kadena on this thread? I need a favorino 😭, you’ll even make some moneys. My ocps got torn and i need a new set but they won’t let me buy them 😂
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Is there anything that would be good to bring with me to basic?
Will anyone look at you sideways if you use a fountain pen in OCS?
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Can I enlist if I'm diagnosed with a mild case of Bi-Polar disorder?
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Is there a regulation with a time limit on receiving a negative counseling? And or even receiving both of those counselings at the same time? I.E. getting 2 counselings 14 days later at the same time for two missed appointments, with an immediate recommendation of article 15.
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Does anyone still report to a new unit in dress uniform?
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Just wondering if that would impress a BC these days or just make him or her think you're a fucking weirdo
I think I saw a Major do it at my first unit at Campbell, but haven't since.
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2020.06.23 01:03 CollinStark Long time gamer - First time PC Build!

—What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I’d like to play games, obviously. Right now I have my eye on Escape from Tarkov as I have some friends that are into that. I’d also be playing as many modern releases as possible and some older games I already have in my Steam library that my current laptop can play. Just games in general through Steam primarily.
—What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
1200 dollars is about what I’m trying to spend. I planned to buy the parts in two chunks if possible.
—When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I’d like to have all the parts ordered by July 15th.
—What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
I already have a Monitor, mouse, a good pair of Astros and a keyboard. Everything else would be needed.
—Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I’m in the DFW area of Texas. There are quite a few centers around here I’d be willing to venture to although that’d be new territory for me.
—If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I have a decent enough mouse and monitor to use. The brands escape me at the moment but they’ll do.
—Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I’d rather not tamper with anything too much but down the line that may be something I’d want to explore. Not right away or anything like that. I don’t want to damage anything.
—Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
An SSD would be lovely. This is new territory for me so I’m not sure what specifics I’d need but I’m just looking for a good rig to game on. Maybe also edit some videos.
—What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I have a stable WiFi connection. Anything to help with that.
—Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
The smaller the better for a case. Blue and black would look great in my room!
—Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I’ve budgeted for a copy Windows 10. That would be swell.
—Extra info or particulars:
I apologize if this is vague but this is new territory for me, like I said. I’ve been a console gamer my whole life and have always had a deep passion for games. I’ve recently decided it’s time to get the best experience possible while I can. This will also help me save money in the long run with the great deals digital PC games often get.
A huge thank you and my deepest gratitudes to anyone who may see this and help. I appreciate it greatly.
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2020.05.19 17:13 Yavuz_Selim [Tutorial] Staking with Reddcoin Core (v3) on a Raspberry Pi (3B/3B+/4)

Intro

This tutorial will describe how to get Reddcoin Core (v3) running on a Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+/4B.
 
Upgrade to v3 if you are running v2 or earlier. After PoSV v2 activation - which will happen soon - older (v2.x, v1.x) wallets will not be able to send transactions or stake. You can read more about that here. Please see the Reddcoin Reddpaper to read in-depth about PoSV v2.
 
Writing a tutorial like this takes time and effort; tips are appreciated. My Reddcoin address is RvY6SRqf32MvwshECbDE6z87GVT3aQ1WgT.
   

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2020.04.29 14:38 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Wed 29th April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Wednesday 29th April.

The BBC had a report yesterday that an increasing amount of US states are allowing businesses to reopen; Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska and South Carolina have already allowed some businesses to reopen. Colorado's Democratic Governor Jared Polis has said kerb-side retail pickup can begin on Monday, with hair salons, barbershop and tattoo parlours allowed to reopen on Friday. Tennessee will allow restaurants to reopen on Monday, the same day that Mississippi's mandatory lockdown order expires. Montana's governor has allowed churches to reopen starting on Sunday, with social distancing measures still required. Restaurants and schools will be allowed to reopen on 7 May. Eight states led by Republican governors - Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - never issued mandatory orders to stay at home. On the flip side, the embattled Michigan governor (Gretchen Whitmer, Dem) is refusing to allow lockdown restrictions to be lifted in her state. Who is right and who is wrong - only time will tell. On the one hand there’s immense pressure to get the economy restarted at the earliest possibility. On the other hand, if you start it too early you run the risk of letting the virus in.
The French city of Marseille knows all about lifting quarantines too early. Back in 1720 a widespread outbreak of plague had spread to several countries around the Mediterranean and because plague is a dangerous disease (it remains so today) to protect themselves the city set up quarantine rules for inbound ships. A short while later, along came the ship the Grand-Saint-Antoine which was carrying valuable silk and cotton from the Middle East that was destined for the then-very-important medieval fair at Beaucaire. A Turkish passenger had died from the plague during the voyage to Marseilles as had several ship crew and the ship’s surgeon so the ship got placed under quarantine on an island just off the coast. It was to remain there with nobody allowed off the ship for 50 days - the idea being to wait and see if anyone developed the plague. The powerful merchants in the city protested because they want the cargo for the fair and the ship was let in.
A few days later the plague broke out across the city. Hospitals quickly became overwhelmed, residents panicked, driving the sick from their homes and out of the city. Mass graves were dug but were quickly filled and eventually the number of dead overcame city public health efforts, leaving thousands of corpses scattered around in piles across the city. Attempts to stop the spread of plague included an Act of the Parliment of Aix that levied the death penalty for any communication between Marseille and the rest of Provence. To enforce this separation, a plague wall, or mur de la peste, was erected across the countryside. The wall was built of dry stone, 2 m high and 70 cm thick, with guard posts set back from the wall. Remains of the wall can still be seen to this day in different parts of the Plateau de Vaucluse. During a two-year period, 50,000 of Marseille's total population of 90,000 died. An additional 50,000 people in other areas succumbed as the plague spread north, eventually reaching Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Apt and Toulon. Estimates indicate an overall death rate of between 25%-50% for the population in the larger area, with the city of Marseille at 40%, the area of Toulon at above 50%, and the area of Aix and Arles at 25%. It took 45 years for Marseille’s population to return to 1720 levels. It’s quite a hobson’s choice that the governors are faced with.

It’s proving to be a very heavy day for me (this time of year is the beginning of our secondary peak season after Christmas), so I’m skipping the general virus news and concentrating on the supply chain stuff. I’ll try to stick out some stats, but don’t expect them until at least 7:30pm UK time (that’s about 6 hours from now), sorry.

Supply chain news in depth


2M chickens euthanized as coronavirus shuts down meat processors - Food Dive reports that about 2 million chickens at one processor have been "depopulated" — killed but not processed for meat — because the coronavirus pandemic has closed so many plants that there are not enough employees to process them, according to a statement The Baltimore Sun received from trade group Delmarva Poultry Industry. The group, which represents 1,800 poultry producers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, says farmers are running out of space for their chickens. "With reduced staffing, many plants are not able to harvest chickens at the pace they planned . . . before any COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing measures took effect," said the statement quoted by The Washington Post. "This leads to more birds waiting on chicken farms to be harvested than plants have capacity to harvest and process. If no action were taken, the birds would outgrow the chicken house to hold them." Similar depopulation actions have been taken in the past for avian influenza outbreaks.
(Cont’d) Pork producers have also been weighing depopulation, the article continues. In Minnesota, the second largest pork-producing state, Minnesota Pork Board CEO David Preisler told MinnPost the national processing capacity is down by more than 100,000 hogs per day. As pigs get larger and farms run out of space, Preisler told the news website that Minnesota may be forced to depopulate 200,000 hogs in the next few weeks. A similar situation applies in Iowa; state officials told the Des Moines Register the state's pork producers have lost about 40% of their production capacity, meaning about 400,000 hogs that are ready to become food for the nation have nowhere to go. Some are feeding their hogs a leaner diet, while others are shipping them to prisons to be processed by inmates, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
(Cont’d) "The food system stoppages are now beginning to show up as increasing meat shortages in grocery stores which will inevitably lead to consumer fear and the obscene situation of higher food prices as animals and food are destroyed on the farm and ranch. This is unacceptable," South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds wrote in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence last week. To mitigate the situation, USDA created a National Incident Coordination Center late last week to help farmers find alternative markets for animal meat. If needed, the federal department will advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods.​ It seems that what happens next with meat animals rests squarely on the shoulders of policymakers. Through social distancing policies, people are doing what they can to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep the meat industry going. As animals will continue to grow, more decisions need to be made on a fast basis to try to shore up farmers' finances and the country's meat supply.

Supply chain news in brief


















Good news section


Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) the small animal referral practice based in Hertfordshire, UK, has been helping local NHS hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic with the loan of ventilators and supply of PPE. To date Davies has sent four ventilators to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, together with four monitors to support patients in intensive care. Meanwhile the Veterinary Nurse team have delivered 50+ sets of scrubs to the local Lister Hospital in Stevenage and some multi-skilled members of staff are busy making further sets in their spare time. (link)
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2020.04.27 17:56 Shaver27 MULTIPLE ATT FIBER PROBLEMS

I have had the AT&T 1000mbps fiber package in DFW (Near Plano, just off of Coit Rd).
We have had the service installed for 6 days now, installed on 4-21-20, we moved into our new apt on 4-20-20.
Initially there were problems with the install and AT&T had to come out and re run the fiber in our building. Even had to go through my upstairs neighbors apt to install us. After this was done the service started working, Awesome! I thought at least until the problems started rolling in.
1st problem. After about 30 minutes of use on spotify on our Roku device we noticed songs were playing, but the audio would go ghost. The song would keep playing but no audio would play then would come back like the song never skipped a beat. Thought it was weird but figured it was just a glitch and went on with the day.
2nd problem. Well hours later we are watching Hulu/Netflix on my xbox one, and the show will abruptly pause, and wont resume. To get to resume I have to back out then re click on the episode and it resumes playing. It does this about 4-5 times per 40 minute episode.
3rd problem. Tried playing some Call of Duty Warzone. When doing the countdown to game start, when the timer hits 0 and goes to black screen to load match, I get kicked to main menu saying disconnected from servers, and will also be kicked from my xbox party as well, but only briefly. After about 30 seconds I can hear my party chat again and they hear me but say I was "connecting".
When I can actually load into a game, I can watch my ping go from 20ms to 500ms and back down and does it over and over again like a rollercoaster or something.
4th problem. When I open twitter on my Samsung Galaxy S8, I can read basic text tweets, but when scrolling over photos/videos tweet, the media does not load and just shows a grey screen trying to load. I can switch to 4GLTE (One bar at my apartment) and the media tweets load immediately.
We contacted ATT but they say everything looks good on their end and a dispatch will cost $150.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Since I'm not even 7 days into my contract, can I cancel with no fees? Or with fees?
I had spectrum for 13 months at my old apartment not but 10 miles from this site, and never had an single issue. Any help or possible ideas would be much appreciated. I have tried port forwarding for COD on my xbox, doesn't seem to have helped. Also rebooted and tried new channels. Still same issue.
Thanks!
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2020.04.05 19:47 Pastorof_Disaster [USA-TX][H] LG 27GL850 (27" / 1440p / 144Hz / Nano IPS), Sennheiser Game Zero Headset, CableMod Vertical GPU Mount, Razer Ripsaw HD, Razer Blade Stealth, Blue Yeti Mic [W] Paypal / Trade

Hope all of y'all are staying safe.
Some notes:
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Timestamps old Razer Blade Stealth Screen
Type Item Price
Monitor LG 27GL850 Honestly the best monitor I've owned. Quick, repsonsive, great colors. Just don't use the HDR, its pretty underwhelming SOLD FOR $450 + partial shipping
Headset Sennheiser Game Zero Special Black Edition Great closed back headset. Clear mic, very comfortable. I'm just selling for the funds and going back to an older pair. SOLD FOR $80 shipped
GPU Mount CableMod Vertical GPU Mount Easy install, do note that this mount will add some length to your GPU since it is recessed in the case some. Sold for $30 Shipped N/A
Microphone Blue Yeti Silver Mic with shock mount and arm Traded Locally N/A
Laptop Razer Blade Stealth 2017 Gunmetal Purchased on this sub about 6 months ago, there are some bright spots on the screen. I have had the touch screen disabled as it would occasionally go off by itself. See the older timestamps for pictures of the spots. With the touch screen disabled, this thing is quick and snappy for most tasks. Super light and sturdy body. SOLD FOR $300 Shipped N/A
Capture Card Razer Ripsaw HD No Cables So I bought this used with no cables included. I used a generic usb 3.0 C cable and some HDMI and it works perfectly fine. The razer software is kind of a mess to use in my opinion. SOLD FOR $85 Shipped N/A
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2020.03.24 20:46 Pastorof_Disaster [USA-TX][H] LG 27GL850 (27" / 1440p / 144Hz / Nano IPS), Sennheiser Game Zero Headset, CableMod Vertical GPU Mount with Display Port and HDMI cables [W] Paypal / Trade

LISTING CLOSED
Hope all of y'all are staying safe. All items below are 100% Covid-19 free!
Some notes:
* Monitor will come in original packaging with all original accessories. No dead pixels, pretty average amount of backlight bleed around the corners only noticeable on a completely black screen. * Headset is the all black special edition. Some wear on the ear pads, see timestamps. Will come in a different headsets packaging. * Vertical mount comes with a slim Display port cable and a slim HDMI adapter. These are necessary to connect to the GPU as it is recessed from the back of the PC. * Local offers take priority. Local to the DFW area * I'm on the lookout for a elgato cam link if someone has one to trade. Will entertain trade offers.
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Type Item Price
Monitor LG 27GL850 Honestly the best monitor I've owned. Quick, repsonsive, great colors. Just don't use the HDR, its pretty underwhelming SOLD FOR $480 SHIPPED
Headset Sennheiser Game Zero Special Black Edition Great closed back headset. Clear mic, very comfortable. I'm just selling for the funds and going back to an older pair. $100 shipped
GPU Mount CableMod Vertical GPU Mount Easy install, do note that this mount will add some length to your GPU since it is recessed in the case some. $40 Shipped
* As always, DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!
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2020.02.10 13:22 natedogg423 My very first build!

You guys! I’ve never built a computer before...honestly never really tried very much. i tried to learn a couple times but never could afford the parts and spend the hours at the same point in time, so...I’ve used computers enough to know software pretty well...windows based software, at least, but as far as hardware goes, as of a month ago, I was pretty clueless. Like, I knew what stuff was called, and what different parts are primarily responsible for in a system, and in some cases i know enough to give a vague description of how a new tech functions...like how SSDs work more like RAM than the old HDD technology, making data much more readily accessible and increasing read/write speeds...but that’s about it. I couldn’t have listed a single GPU or confidently told you names of the 2 major competitors in that market (although i might’ve guessed them), nor could I tell you what generation an intel i5 9400 was, or how good, or how modern, or anything about it other than that it was a CPU and that 9400 seemed like a high number so it was probably solid, as far as i5’s go...and RAM? Oh sweet Lord, RAM had me completely lost. ddr3, ddr4, dimms? dual-channel, and frequency/latency...i didn’t know your ram had to match, or that it had to be compatible with your mobo, or...
HOPELESS!
Anyway, i recently became addicted to second-hand shopping bargain hunting online, and i mostly on accident happened across someone selling computer parts on OfferUp for what seemed a reasonable price, so I started looking into what i might be able to find in my area, and I found a ton of listings...like a crap ton...in fact, i found so much hardware up for sale that it made me start to think what it would cost to upgrade the oh-so-crappy desktop in the corner of my room that i haven’t even turned on in a year...what it would take to enable it to run any modern game with tolerable quality...well then i had to research current tech, what was available, what it SHOULD cost vs. what i can get it for...anyway,
TL;DR I spent tons of time learning as much i could about what the main components were, what sort of performance was needed to play modern games well, etc. and in the process I found some equipment priced low enough to make me buy it just in case, and suddenly, before i’d even realized, it evolved from an upgrade to a build from scratch, Honestly I wish I had started out that way and I could’ve saved a lot of time and trouble and probably some cash too, but I didn’t start out to build a solid gaming computer because i never in a million years thought i’d be able to afford one good enough to be worth it...but i’ll be a monkey’s uncle, i ended up somehow piecing together a budget rig that i think is pretty solid, at least for a first time, and definitely for the price i paid...anyway, I hope someone still reads the rest of this, because without further ado...:::TRUMPETS::FANFARE:::my first very own made from scratch budget gaming PC, assembled by yours truly with no live assistance other than youtube, reddit, and some random forums and part picker websites...
Here are my primary components (and before you judge, remember, i only had access to pre-owned items that were both available for sale by private sellers in the DFW area AND priced low enough for me to afford, so none of this equipment is state of the art or recent tech, but it does what it was meant to do and then some):
Mobo: Asus m5a97 r2.0 - This was the purchase that made me really believe I could build a whole gaming rig from scratch without selling my organs... AM3+ chipset, DDR3 compatible up to 32 GB, USB 3.0-capable, and 6 SATA 3 6Gb/s slots...i know, pretty old tech, honestly, but it was virtually unused and had what i needed and a lot of nice extras for the price. i had more current options, but i also found the more recent your mobo chipset, the more expensive it becomes to populate it with effective gear...but the real deciding factor was the deal I found, bundled with a solid CPU, heatsink/RGB fan, and RAM for $110!
CPU: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition - 8-core 4.0 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache...acquired in the box, supposedly never used, perfect condition...no bent pins, looked untouched to me, and came complete with a Cooler Master Hyper T200 heatsink/RGB fan combo and even a tube of thermal paste for installation :D (free with mobo bundle)
RAM: 4x4 Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 MHz...nothing special, but 16 GB is plenty, really, and it all matches percfectly so i can run dual-channel without spending any extra. i did find 2 8GB sticks of DDR3 at the same frequency in my closet so i’m considering bumping up to 24 GB but currently i’m running this 4x4 and it’s working fine (free with mobo bundle)
PSU: EVGA Supernova 750G2 - fully modular and way overkill for the components it powers, but the 400-watter i pulled out of old ironsides wasn’t gonna cut it, at least not safely and reliably, and besides that, it didn’t even have enough connections to power my GPU, which i’ll get to in a sec...but besides, i got a killer deal on it, almost brand new in the box with all the original cables...so many cables...guy said he used it for a month and then got an upgrade in a contest, and honeslty he could’ve shrinkwrapped it and taken it to fry’s for a refund if you ask me, it looked perfect...but he let me have it for $50
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 - free...now this is where some of you may holler shenanigans at me, but this was just a stroke of luck. i told my roommate/landlord what I was doing and he reacted better than i really could have hoped. my main goal was to engage in a casual conversation, perhaps even pique a little interest into my pet project and get some input...but he tells me he just upgraded his GPU and asks what I had in mine, which at the time was nothing, so he offers to let me use the old one for free...a very nice offer on any day, but he neglected to mention that he had “ugraded” from arguably one of the most durable GPUs of the past decade in terms of relevance and utility. Is it the fastest, most ridiculously powerful graphics card on the market today? no, not by a long shot, but come on, the thing was released almost 6 years ago and it still retails for $459 on Newegg.com because even today it’s pretty beast mode when it comes to gaming...benchmark tests run on my rig prove it...6 years? in tech terms this thing is a dinosaur, but good Lord, it’s awesome for a free card xD but before you call me a cheater, i didn’t go out looking for free parts, i just got lucky, and there are other GPUs on the market today that can get close enough for cheap enough, especially second-hand, in terms of gaming performance so that I didn’t feel all that bad including it here. if you don’t believe me, i’ll find you specifics that are available for sale near me currently.
Storage: 1 TB HDD came for free with the case, but then I upgraded to a Samsung 845DC Pro, which i’ll be surprised if many of you are familiar with...it’s a very old 800 GB SSD that was designed for running a server, meaning it was built specifically for intensive usage and is supposed to be durable enough to withstand period of repeated reading and writing and rewriting without degrading so much, but it works just fine running windows too. not sure where it came from, but someone apparently bought it and never used it, because i got it new in the originaly packaging for $30...granted, based on my research, the drive is probably 5 or 6 years old, but it’s never been used and it was designed with durability in mind, so...it’ll do for now. besides, when it came out in 2014 it sold for like 600 bucks, so hard to turn it down at this price xD
Case: AeroCool Cylon with RGB Front strip - nothing special, but I like the smoke-colored tempered glass panel on one side, lets you see how awesome the inside is without being so bright it’s obnoxious, and i like the minimalistic RGB approach too...also some kid was selling one for $20, so....
Accessories: Razer Deathadder wired gaming mouse and MSi Interceptor wired gaming keyboard, both RGB and used, but gently enough to work just fine, got them together as an add-on to the case for $10
Monitor: Wasn’t sure if you would want this included in the build, per se, because i didn’t buy it for the PC...I bought a 50-inch Samsung 6-series 4k UHD TV for my room and happened to have it when i suddenly needed a computer monitor...but it’s pretty great for the job, as long as you don’t mind sitting really close xD i bought it months apart from the other pieces and for a completely different purpose, and it’s the only component purchased at a retail store instead of a private seller but if you’re interested, i got it open-box from walmart for $205 after taxes, so still kind of a discount.
Here's a link to as many of the parts as i could find on pcpartpicker
https://pcpartpicker.com/usenatedogg423/saved/#view=rRJMvK
OK, i think that covers it...if you didn’t do it already, I’ll do the math for you...All said and done I got a full gaming rig...case, mobo, cpu and cooler, ram, gpu, psu, HDD and SSD, and RGB gaming mouse and keyboard...for $220, not including 50-inch 4k TV...but you could find a good modestly sized monitor for much much cheaper if you looked, and Even if you tack on another $200 bucks for a good 4k monitor and a decent GPU...and believe me, 200 is plenty, i just looked at what’s available around me...that’s still a complete system for less than $450, which isn’t bad for my first try! Right?
oh! how’s it run, you ask? well...I’ll just tell you. so far i’ve mostly had him on training wheels while i build my software collection, but he plays the witcher III on maxed out settings at 60 fps with no problem, so i feel like he’ll handle mostly anything i care to throw at him. benchmarking website rated him capable of playing 85% of games on the market today at recommended or higher settings. for that price, with my level of knowledge, i don’t know what more you could ask for :)))))))))
DISCLAIMER: all of these parts were purchased second-hand, with varying degrees of previous usage...some were new/never used or like-new, others not so much. if anyone wants to give this a shot please understand that buying expensive and delicate electronic equipment in any state other than from a retail/wholesale store in the manufacturer’s packaging is a huge liability. you have no way of knowing for sure what any part you buy has been exposed to or burdened with. some problems you can tell by looking, others only by testing, and some parts can even appear to function perfectly for a short while, only to fizzle out days or weeks later, and they are seldom still under warrrantee, so...Just know the risks, do your research and learn how to spot signs of wear or misuse, and find out which parts need to be in absolutely perfect shape and where you can compromise a bit.
I got carried away with my story...i hope at least one person manages to make it all the way through this whole thing...
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2020.01.23 04:49 joeydgaf MSSP Official Reading List (a few months outdated)

This is from awhile back, and I think most are Matt’s recommendations. More were mentioned since this, such as Blood Meridian by McCarthy. Shane has good taste for histories and biographies that maybe he can share. My personal recommendation is Lonesome Dove, a beautiful epic about masculinity, gettin sniz, and fightin Injuns in the time of the fading American Wild West.
MS Secret Pod reading List
Fiction:
Non-Fiction:
*Edited for formatting
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2020.01.19 23:03 mddds2027 [USA-TX] [H] Custom Coiled Cables, Razer Naga Trinity, Razer Bungee [W] PayPal, Local Cash

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Black coiled USB C to A cable with Aviator connection (I think it’s mini Aviator, but not sure) (approximately 6 feet in length with an approximate 6 inch coil): $55 Gray coiled USB C to A cable with Aviator connection (approximately 5.5 feet in length with an approximate 6 inch coil: $25 -the reason this one is inexpensive is due to the burnt outer covering on a small part of the cable as seen in the picture. Tried to tighten up the coil a little myself and it went wrong :( Some extra pictures here (only visible from one side)
Razer Naga Trinity & Razer Bungee V2 (comes with all attachments that came with it): $55 for both. -- Bungee SOLD. Naga Trinity available for $35
Local to DFW for those in the area.
Edit:All sold for asking price.
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2020.01.01 03:56 ZippyDan Some advice needed on how to proceed with these partially damaged Logitech speaker boards

This post is in regards to two sets of identical 2.1-channel Logitech desktop computer speakers.
The basic setup of signal and power flow of these speakers is as follows:
 Logitech Left Speaker ↑ 2-pin RCA cable carrying left-channel signal from subwoofer (originally from 3-pin audio cable from right speaker) Power Outlet ---> . 3-wire power cable ---> .Logitech Subwoofer ↑ 9-pin serial cable (presumably this is a bidirectional cable carrying power from the subwoofer to the right speaker, signals from ↨ the right speaker to the subwoofer to control power and volume, and the left-channel audio signal from the 3-pin audio cable to the subwoofer) ↓ Computer ---> 3-pin audio cable ---> Logitech Right Speaker (w/ power + volume control) 
Now, of the two speaker sets, both seem to have problems with the main circuit board of the right-channel speaker, but the physical problems (and symptoms) are different.
When using one right speaker (let's call it R1), when hooked up to either subwoofer and either left speaker, no sound at all plays from the right speaker, but sound does play correctly from the left speaker and from the subwoofer.
When using the other right speaker (let's call it R2), when hooked up to either subwoofer and either left speaker, no sound at all plays from the left speaker, but sound does play correctly from the right speaker and from the subwoofer.
Now I'm kind of but not completely sure that the problems in both cases lie solely with the right speaker board, because even if I switch subwoofers or left speakers, the symptoms remain the same. If the problem was with the power source (the subwoofer), I'd expect that switching the right speaker from one subwoofer to the other would cause new damage, but that hasn't been the case. I've also cracked open both subs and visually inspected them and don't see any terribly obvious signs of damage or failure, but there are some weirdnesses, and I'm not sure what caused the original problems to begin with.
Here is an imgur link to an album of both right-channel speakers and the boards from both subwoofers: https://imgur.com/gallery/IZvtDfw
Note on the board for R1 what seems to be burn damage to all of the electrolytic and ceramic radial capacitors. There also is a burn mark on one of the wire connectors. Also, there are black marks on the bottom of the board - is that cooked conformal coating or something else? Remember that this is the board to the right speaker that doesn't work, but it does successfully pass a signal on to the left speaker and subwoofer. This makes sense as all the damage seems to be local to this board, and not affecting any of the pass-through connections.
Note on the board for R2 that all the capacitors seem to be fine on this board, which make sense considering this right speaker works fine. However, there are burn marks on one of the wire connectors that (presumably) passes a signal to the subwoofer. (Presumably) this is the left-channel signal, and that explains why the left speaker doesn't work when using this right speaker. But I'm not even sure about this burn theory.
The layout for these boards seems (to my uneducated self) simple enough. Can anyone take a guess as to why these different components and wires burned out in the first place?
Looking at the damaged areas and components, and considering that both speakers are still partially functioning, do you think I would have a good chance of getting these speakers back up and running by simply replacing all the damaged components?
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