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Fighting tyranny is not the intention of 2A. Fighting tyranny has not, is not, and will not EVER be the purpose of the Second Amendment. Sure, the Founding Fathers were definitely in favor of individual "gun rights" when seeking revolution and campaigning on the need for an establishment of the new state. That is, before they got the USA. And then they took the guns from the loyalists and black and native people (a)(b)(c). And took down the Shay's rebellion with cannons. And the Whiskey rebellion was taken down with the army led by Washington. And the 1800 Gabriel rebellion. And the 1811 slave rebellion. And the 1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion. And in 1847 in Taos. And more I'm sure to have forgotten. Plus they kept track of gun ownership (d). Plus there were the backed concealed weapon bans in 1813, 1813, 1820, 1837, 1838, 1838, 1838, 1839, etc. because they considered concealed weapons the work of criminals (e) that tend “to secret advantages and unmanly assassinations” (f). Plus there were the state inspections of militiamen arms that could lead to fines (g). And prohibiting storage of loaded guns in 1786 (h). Plus there were gun restrictions/bans in the "Wild West" towns in the 1800s (i). Plus fundamentally there's the fact that the Constitution allowed the state forces to be under the command of the President (j) under organizing, arming, and disciplining decided by Congress (k). This isn't even looking at colonial America, like the 1619 law in Virginia"
“[t]hat no man do sell or give any Indians any piece, shot, or powder, or any other arms offensive or defensive, upon pain of being held a traitor to the colony and of being hanged as soon as the fact is proved, without all redemption.”
Compare it to wording of positive gun rights, like Section 13 of Virginia's Declaration of Rights:
“SEC. 13. That a well-regulated militia, or composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”
Note how states like New Jersey affirmed English law in 1805 saying that open carry in populated areas could itself be intimidation: (l)
“to arrest all such persons, as in [their] presence, shall ride or go arm’d offensively.” (1682) “though he may not have threatened any person in particular, or committed any particular act of violence.” (1805)
And perhaps read Article I § 8 of the Constitution:
“The Congress shall have Power... To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.”
And the view even continued into the 20th Century, when the SC ruled in UNITED STATES v. MILLER et al. that: (m)
“In the absence of any evidence tending to show that possession or use of a 'shotgun having a barrel of less than eighteen inches in length' at this time has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument. Certainly it is not within judicial notice that this weapon is any part of the ordinary military equipment or that its use could contribute to the common defense.”
2020.07.03 04:36 Anton_AADestro stuck at 1900-1950CR
Title says it all. This is may be quite long and my apologies, but hopefully this could become useful for other locks/classes too? I mostly do pug 2s, sometimes with a couple or so people that are stable partners. Mostly look for Rdruids (this can be very hit or miss), Hpalas and Hpriests (generally better results). It seems that I can quite often climb to about 1950cr, at which point the respective mmr reaches 1950-2000, and I fall back to 1900 rating or even less, after encountering a few specific comps. Rinse repeat. (also huge fps drop in blades edge arena anyone?) I only really started doing arenas about two weeks ago, so actually I'm probably just a noob that's still learning, but would still be great to get some specific advice for the following questions. I'm using all the relevant add ons, macros, double coil, roaring blaze when needed, etc. Generally the only comps I have a very low win rate against is are: 1) UHDK/Healer (especially Rsham cause too many interrupts). When the dk has no gushing, it becomes a much more balanced fight, with generally high win rate. But most dks have gushings, and together with abomination/army of undead, I still see them doing 50-70% more damage. I try to save cataclysm/shadowfury/infernal for army/abom, but it just seems that the dk has so many stops across the board for any burst. 2) Arms/Healer. Feels like too many stops for me to consistently do meaningful damage when I have CDs. Wins are mostly enemy healer going oom or being positioned badly so that focus chaos bolt wrecks them. It seems a lot of warriors aren't stopping fears, and DR sets in quite fast. Focus Chaos Bolt on healer often brings out spell reflect, but half the time I'm still locked out with a pummel. 3) Rogue/Healer. CC chains and massive damage, especially when hard switch to healer and DR at max - healer dies and I can't peel the rogue off. Specifically against Rogue/Mage - 4) who should my target be? I've had varying success going for both. 5) Pet? Fel hunt gets ccd at the start, so I can't stop GP. Succubus has saved a few games, ruined others. Imp dispel (polymorph) also seems useful? 6) Essences - in these fights, even getting off a single chaos bolt can be tough, so it got me thinking that running Breath of the Dying major and ConflagRoot/Demon ArmoNetherward can be useful for that extra snipe? Often I get both down to low HP, but cc chains/running away means they can recuperate and go for 2nd round. 7) In general, comps that stay behind pillar and do short blasts of damage before running back (looking at you, surv hunters), keep us bleeding down, before a final burst brings us both down. Yes, I cataclysm, havoc double coil, gateway, shadowfury, infernal/rain of fire, but it seems any half decent player can mitigate these quite easily. Often I play with VoP for games like this, but RNG has occasionally seen it proc just once in a 10 minute game! 8) Final question about my gear - I think it's quite decent and should be viable for much higher ratings than my 1900, but should something specifically be improved? 470IL consisting of half corrupted pvp items and other half 465/470 horrific vision rewards. I don't do any mythic dungeons/raids, so the gear isn't optimal. 12% crit 33% haste 48% mastery 22% versa 4x Expedient 9% (just the echoes I had, will be replacing next batch of 12s) 2x Expedient 12% 1x Versatility 12% I apologise if some of these are generic questions - I have looked at all the relevant Skill Capped videos, as well as any other forums etc, and there are often conflicting opinions, or none at all. Many thanks and I appreciate any suggestions/discussions :)
2020.06.26 20:03 ersatz_catsWhy Speedrun.com should disassociate themselves from Guinness World Records
For many years, Guinness World Records exclusively partnered with Twin Galaxies as its authority on video gaming achievements. For all its flaws, at one time TG was the sole major scorekeeping organization. In 2017, Guinness broadened their scorekeeping affiliations, adding material from speedrunning hub Speedrun.com to their annual "Gamer's Edition" of the Guinness World Records book. More recently, Speedrun.com started a new collaboration with Guinness, offering official Guinness world records to anyone who could complete specific challenges in Super Mario Odyssey, God of War, and Minecraft. As Guinness put it, "[W]e're now taking our partnership with Speedrun.com to the next level by working directly with moderators from their community to create some totally new and unique GWR speedrun challenges." But an issue has come up recently, one that I think deserves a good long look. Everyone heard this bit of news last week, but not everyone is aware of all the underlying ramifications, which when spelled out are actually quite appalling. I think it's worth reevaluating whether this relationship between SRC and Guinness is actually worth maintaining, either from the perspective of the speedrunning community at large, or from the perspective of Speedrun.com administration themselves. BILLY MITCHELL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2x6ZrWUkWo I would love to say I had a long list of reasons for this post. I mean, we could throw in last month's brouhaha over Guinness falsely copyright striking several speedrunners' videos, or we could talk about Guinness' affinity for oppressive autocratic regimes, if it really makes a difference. But truthfully, I'm here today to talk about Guinness' recent decision to restore illegitimately claimed world records by longtime video game cheater, Billy Mitchell. But don't think for a moment this is just one minor grievance. As you'll see, this post is about a lot more than just "Billy Mitchell is a cheater," but let's start there. For the last two years, even after the conclusion of the score dispute, I've been researching the Billy Mitchell case. I could talk all day about the mountain of evidence proving Billy Mitchell cheated. (No, no. Literally, all day.) But for right now, if anyone wants, we'll do a short recap. https://i.imgur.com/zYXtX9C.png In February 2018, Jeremy Young, a moderator at Donkey Kong Forum, published the result of an investigation into three historical Billy Mitchell performances, which were claimed to be "direct feeds" from Donkey Kong arcade cabinets. It turns out, when drawing game boards to the screen, MAME produces image frames which are noticeably different from what genuine arcade produces. And guess what! Billy's tapes didn't match arcade, and were an exact match for MAME. (MAME is legal of course, but at Twin Galaxies is listed separately, with special verification to prohibit cheating.) The circumstances around Billy's scores had always been fishy (and remain so), but this MAME evidence was the smoking gun. These "MAME signatures" weren't incidental differences, but rather byproducts of the fact that MAME draws images to the screen in a fundamentally different manner. Rigorous testing by a number of parties at Twin Galaxies and elsewhere concluded Billy's tapes could not have originated from authentic arcade hardware as claimed. To this day, neither Billy nor anyone else has been able to explain why three different tapes of Billy's, allegedly produced on three different Donkey Kong machines with different capture setups several years apart, all show dozens upon dozens of MAME signatures, and exactly zero arcade signatures, nor has anyone been able to replicate the phenomenon, nor has anyone been able to show why this phenomenon apparently happened to only Billy Mitchell and not literally anyone else ever. For over a year after the dispute closed, Billy promised his exonerating evidence was on its way. In September 2019, this evidence was finally delivered, along with an explicit legal threat to Twin Galaxies and to Guinness, threatening legal action if they did not reinstate his scores (which Twin Galaxies, under the ownership of Jace Hall, has refused to do). Billy's evidence packet was an exercise in throwing as much at the wall as possible, and while some passersby were convinced by Billy's smoke-and-mirrors approach, for those of us who followed the dispute and understood the core evidence, this evidence packet was a massive flop. "Hey look, I used to own a real Donkey Kong circuit board! I have shipping receipts for it!" Billy claimed the tapes weren't his while simultaneously going to great lengths to prove it was his legit game play on those tapes after all. Billy continued to rely on a wacky long-debunked theory that a guy named Dwayne Richard snuck into peoples' homes, took Billy's real tapes, and either swapped them all with perfect MAME forgeries, or used some sort of magic tool to draw MAME signatures all over Billy's VHS tapes. (Dwayne would have needed a time machine to pull off this preposterous caper, and even then, there's no way he could have affected a third tape in 2010, which also showed MAME signatures, and which stayed strictly in Billy's possession as he presented it, which Billy seems to conveniently forget about.) But don't worry. Billy did have several friends of his sign witness statements testifying that he's a really good guy and that he totally did get these scores and didn't cheat. HOW GUINNESS FAILED On Thursday, June 18, Guinness released a video (seen above) and a written statement, announcing they had reversed their previous decision to strike Billy Mitchell from their record books. Guinness cited "compelling new evidence", including "a re-examination of the records in question and the emergence of key eyewitness and expert testimonials". Craig Glenday, in the video announcement, said this decision involved "reviewing both the existing evidence, and newly sourced eyewitness testimony, plus some new expert game play analyses and hardware verification". (I'll get more into this in a moment, but they're referring to Billy's September 2019 evidence packet - the one that had this cover sheet. There is no "new" evidence at play, simply "newer" material than was presented during the original score dispute in 2018.) Glenday finally added, "In cases such as this, where there is debate, we would typically defer to the original, contemporaneous adjudication, and this is the case here." The first thing one should notice is that no particular piece of evidence is presented or emphasized. What exactly was the most compelling piece of new evidence? Whose eyewitness statements were instrumental in this decision? In the Twin Galaxies dispute thread, everything was made public and transparent. We knew what the evidence was, and what was being discussed and considered. Things were openly tested and verified. If you did claim to find a way to produce MAME signatures with arcade, you had to explain how you did it, and the process had to be replicable. With Guinness, we are given only a final decision. Speaking of witness statements, how exactly did Guinness resolve glaring discrepancies in Billy's and his friends' stories? In 2018, Billy's technician, Rob Childs, boasted of his direct feed setup, and how it would prove Billy's innocence. So confident was he that he offered to donate $5000 to charity on behalf of anyone who could come into his shop and prove him wrong. Of course, when it came time for witness statements the following year, Mr. Childs suddenly had almost nothing to do with the direct feed setup (page 43 here), and of course the people who did create the setup, who would have the answers to these questions, have all vanished into the ether. And then of course, there's literally Todd Rogers. How did Guinness reconcile Todd being the referee to verify Billy's scores with him also having been thoroughly discredited, with even Guinness themselves no longer recognizing his old scores? How did they reconcile new witness statements claiming the 2010 score was arranged ahead of time with Todd's account that he just happened to be in the area that day? Guinness mentions "hardware verification". Make no mistake, this didn't involve Guinness doing actual hardware tests of their own, but rather looking at Billy's shipping receipts for a DK board and saying "Yup, those do indeed look like shipping receipts." How did Guinness resolve these receipts and witness statements with the fact that the tapes that were produced and submitted could not have originated from an authentic Donkey Kong arcade cabinet as claimed? Did they ever find any explanation for the MAME signatures, seen across three different claimed performances allegedly done on three different machines years apart? Did they make any attempt at all to resolve this? Also, there's this whole fake equivalence thing. "Gosh, the cheater hasn't confessed. As long as there's 'debate', I guess we can't do anything until both parties agree." Billy Mitchell will take his lies to his grave. He will always have some new round of evidence and witness statements to sucker people with. Heck, Todd Rogers still maintains his innocence. Maybe Guinness should send Todd a new certificate for that 5.51 on Dragster? It was, after all, verified by a major game publisher using the "contemporaneous adjudication" standards at the time. Is that really going to be Guinness' standard? I could go on, but I do want to make one last point about how ridiculous Guinness' decision was. This is what makes this so utterly preposterous to me. Guinness re-awarded Billy Mitchell the world record for "First gamer to score one million points on Donkey Kong" for his bogus 1.047m score, basing their decision on the September 2019 evidence packet where, it just so happens, both Billy Mitchell and Walter Day testify (page 17 here and page 5 here) that the 1.047m score was for "entertainment purposes only" and was never intended as an official submission. (Yes, that score you saw in King of Kong, with Walter and Billy on the phone? Billy now says Robert Mruczek stole the tape shown at Funspot - a claim we can prove was a lie - and entered the score against poor Billy's wishes. And somehow, Billy never found the time to object to this "entertainment purposes only" score being on the scoreboard - understandably I guess as he was too busy promoting it as a verified world record.) Never mind, for the moment, that we have previous statements from both of them stating the exact opposite. But no, this is what they're now claiming, in their submission to Guinness. The 1.047m didn't count. The 1.047m tape was submitted in 2005. (Billy claims he "achieved" it in 2004, but who knows?) Billy's next one million point submission (also fake) was in 2007. Problem is, Steve Wiebe had a fully verified one million point submission in 2006. So if Billy's 2004/5 score doesn't count........... how on earth does he have the first million? I described this perplexing proposal back in dispute thread, mockingly playing the part of Walter Day giving his new-at-the-time testimony:
"Billy totally didn't submit the tape, and I only entered it as a stunt, but he still had the first million on DK, because I did enter it, but I didn't, because it wasn't submitted, but you should reinstate first million on DK anyway, because it was verified, and it could only be verified because he submitted it, but he didn't submit it, and I didn't enter it, even though I did, but I really didn't, but still, nobody else out there got the first million, because Billy got it first, because we verified it, even though he didn't submit it, because he only does his world records live and in person, but it really was the world record, because we did enter it, even though we also didn't, so he still should get credit, and not the other guy."
Guinness apparently didn't resolve any of this, and just looked the other way. "Sure, first one million, whatever you say." Oh, and on top of that, Guinness got the date wrong. NO, BUT REALLY, IT GETS WORSE This is fun and all, jumping back on the "Fuck Billy Mitchell" train for another sweet ride. But that by itself isn't worth writing this post. Here's where we get a bit serious. The implications laid out below are what deserve some frank consideration. First, Guinness' statement was coordinated with a simultaneous statement from Billy Mitchell himself, on Twitter. Billy proclaimed, "After its own fair and unbiased investigation, Guinness World Records has announced the reinstatement of my Pac-Man and Donkey Kong records, effective immediately." In this announcement, what may have gone unnoticed was an additional video, posted to Billy Mitchell's own YouTube channel (a channel which he has renamed "King of Kong"). This video, filmed in the same arcade setting as his portion of the Guinness video and featuring an opening card reading "Billy Mitchell Official Statement", lasted four minutes and 35 seconds, with the vast majority of that time featuring Billy speaking to the camera. This video was accessible here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLqPZkzKYDA However, realizing he may have said too much, Billy soon set the video to private. Obviously I can't reupload his proprietary video, but I have transcribed the relevant uninterrupted portion as follows:
I've waited a long time for this announcement. Today, June 18, 2020, Guinness World Records has announced the unanimous decision to reinstate all of my world record scores, from 1982 to present day. This is not a decision they came to quickly. It was a long investigation, substantial due diligence, and it's that that I'd like to talk to you about here today. My first communication on this with Guinness World Records was September, 2019. They were very alarmed at the situation. Guinness World Records, as the most respected world record keeping authority in the world, decided it needed to take its own look into the situation, conduct its own due diligence, and reach its own conclusion. Over the next few months, the lines of communication remained open and active. In December, 2019, we received an email with their conclusions - to reinstate all of my world records, from 1982 to present day.
There's a lot to unpack in this revelation, so let's take it piece-by-piece. First of all, he says his first communication with Guinness was September, 2019, well over a year after the dispute conclusion. The evidence packet was sent to both Twin Galaxies and Guinness on September 9, 2019, which as said before, came with a legal threat letter making their terms very clear:
Each corporation has a 14-day deadline to review the information and issue the retraction, or we will resort to legal recourse, our final option.
Unless we are to believe there was some prior communication between Sept. 1-8, which quickly escalated to legal threats days later, that means Billy's threat was his first communication with Guinness. He didn't present evidence and ask that it be weighed fairly - which he could have done in the actual TG score dispute at any time. He opened with the threat. So how seriously are we to take Guinness' investigation when it's done under an explicit legal threat? And how exactly does this make them "unbiased"? *points gun at bystander* "Tell them I didn't do it!" "Uhhh.... I guess he didn't do it?" "As you can see, this fair and impartial witness did their own thorough investigation, and has concluded that I am innocent of all charges." In his Sept. 2019 evidence packet, Billy labels anyone critical of him (based on either evidence or experience) as biased or of having some kind of personal vendetta against him. So it's not really a surprise that Billy is going to alternatively tout the investigative abilities of anyone who agrees with him, even if their "investigation" consisted only of "Okay, fine, please don't sue us." Unlike Twin Galaxies and various other participants in the 2018 score dispute, Guinness' "investigation" probably didn't involve coming within a mile of an actual Donkey Kong cabinet. But this "long investigation"? This "substantial due diligence"? Interesting thing about that: I've asked around, and I have yet to find anyone who would advocate the "Billy is guilty" position who was sought for input into this "investigation" by Guinness. I've asked Jeremy Young, moderator at Donkey Kong Forum and initial publisher of the MAME evidence (and recent lawsuit target of Billy Mitchell). Guinness did not contact him for input into their "investigation". I've asked J.C. Harrist, administrator at DKF (and another recent Billy lawsuit target). Guinness did not contact him. Tanner Fokkens, a.k.a. "expandedidea", who rehosted the bogus tapes for examination and who contributed significantly to the body of evidence. Guinness did not contact him. For my part, while I'm not particularly important in my own right, I have written extensively on the topic, and have already addressed each element of Billy's evidence submission worth discussing. Guinness did not reach out to me for input into their investigation - even though Jace Hall and Twin Galaxies did. It certainly doesn't seem Guinness took what I or many others have written into consideration. Given that I care about the integrity of competitive video gaming and its history, I would've been happy to answer any of Guinness' questions to the best of my ability at no charge. This "investigation" is already lacking enough, especially for an organization which has in the past openly acknowledged the need to farm out video game adjudication to the experts. But it gets even more troubling when you take into consideration Billy's other remark:
Over the next few months, the lines of communication remained open and active.
So Guinness didn't reach out to the people who published the damning evidence, and who could elaborate on its context and address any concerns. But they did keep constant contact with Billy and his people, exclusively? I wonder whose idea that was. NOPE, STILL WORSE There was obviously a lot of collaboration between Guinness and Billy leading up to their announcement. They produced a video together. They had their statements prepared and ready to go. One might ask, exactly how far did this collaboration go? Look back to Billy's quotes above. According to him, he was notified of Guinness' decision in December. Sooooooo why are we hearing about this now? When Twin Galaxies ruled on the Dragster dispute, Todd's scores were gone by the next day. When Twin Galaxies ruled on this score dispute in April 2018, Billy's scores were gone by the next day. But this time, they wait six months? What on earth possessed them to do that? I suppose we can't say for sure, but I'll tell you one thing: The next hearing in the Billy Mitchell v. Twin Galaxies case is July 6. The hearing is to rule on Twin Galaxies' anti-SLAPP motion. This is in reference to a law that allows defendants (such as Jace Hall) to get frivolous lawsuits which are only intended to stifle free speech (such as Billy Mitchell's meritless lawsuit against TG) dismissed before trial. But to do that, you basically have to show the suit has no merit. Right now is the home stretch for filings for that hearing, where this poor judge, whose closest experience to video games is probably watching their grandkids play Fortnite, is going to have to review the facts and decide if these video game nerds have a case against each other. Given the already superficial approach of Billy's defense to date, do you really think "Guinness did their own investigation and they reinstated my records" isn't going to factor heavily into Billy's filings against the anti-SLAPP motion? Or, for that matter, his public relations campaign? Exactly what possessed Guinness to withhold their announcement for months, blindsiding everyone right as court proceedings are about to start? I guess it's time to stop beating around the bush on this: Is Guinness World Records intentionally assisting a proven cheater in his lawsuit against another video gaming recordkeeper? If so, the implications are horrifying, and would merit some serious reconsideration of collaboration, for Speedrun.com, for Twin Galaxies, or any other competitive gaming adjudicator. Now, I'm willing to believe, perhaps, that Guinness isn't consciously approaching this situation in that fashion (although at this point, that's not even a given). They might not be thinking "Yeah, let's fuck Twin Galaxies up! Let's do it for Billy!" I'm willing to believe, perhaps, that Guinness simply got sweet-talked by Billy, then suckered into only listening to him and his friends, then duped into thinking anyone who doesn't fall for Billy's fairy-tale evidence is some conspiracy wacko, and then finally tricked into announcing their decision whenever Billy felt it appropriate. It would be pretty derelict of them, but Billy is charismatic and forceful, so I could maybe see that. But can we seriously rule out the alternative? Can we truly say Guinness didn't know damn well what they were doing? That maybe they decided Billy Mitchell would be their better friend? Even if you want to give Guinness the benefit of the doubt on this one, there's still no getting around the fact that Guinness was quite well aware of this lawsuit in progress against their longtime partner, Twin Galaxies. They could have issued a quiet, boilerplate retraction, or they could have withheld announcement altogether until this current civil action is resolved. But no, instead, as another scorekeeper is being sued, they chose to make a big show out of backing the litigant. They did a video with the guy, giving him this major platform and celebrating him with favorable "evidence" and favorable media. All over their big "investigation", which for all we know may have consisted of nothing more than Billy Mitchell handing them a wad of cash. LOL GUINNESS Look, I don't think it's really a secret that Guinness is a joke when it comes to video gaming adjudication. First, it doesn't seem Guinness ever really understood these score disputes in the first place, simply taking Twin Galaxies' conclusions (or whatever Guinness understood the conclusions to be) as gospel. In their printed 2019 Gamer's Edition (released summer 2018), when they chose to explain what happened with the Todd and Billy score disputes, they printed the following statement, suggesting that it was Billy's Pac-Man records (rather than his multiple Donkey Kong scores) which were accused of being fraudulent: https://i.imgur.com/ygB2KGD.png That's not all. They're now claiming the first million point game of Donkey Kong was "achieved by Billy Mitchell (USA), on 4 June 2005." They can put whatever date they want I guess, but for the record, that's the day Billy had his tape played at Funspot (as seen in King of Kong). Even if you believed the score was real, it was obviously "achieved" earlier than that. It doesn't end there. Remember that current collaboration between Speedrun.com and Guinness? That special ongoing Minecraft challenge they selected? Turns out that challenge is likely not even possible at all. (But hey, maybe that one's SRC's fault?) Say, remember Rodrigo Lopes? Rodrigo was a massive speedrun liar going back to the Speed Demos Archive days, typically posting videos of only the final portions of his runs as proof. Last year, Twin Galaxies tossed Rodrigo on his cheating butt for taunting everyone with his spliced Zelda tapes. Well, he may not be recognized by TG anymore, but he's still recognized with a Guinness World Record! One could certainly understand if Guinness simply threw their hands in the air and said "We don't know. We can't decide this stuff. You gamers figure it out." Guinness' representatives themselves have said many times that they don't have the expertise in competitive video gaming to authoritatively make these determinations themselves, and that they rely on experts in the field to make these sorts of findings for them. But that doesn't excuse this. It's one thing for Guinness to be sort of half-assed in this one field (a field for which they have a yearly publication exclusively dedicated to), as long as they take seriously the recommendations of the experts in that field. But when they decide to go directly and boldly against the determinations of those experts - in this case, against both the true DK experts at Donkey Kong Forum and the open-evidence based dispute process at Twin Galaxies - then that really calls to question why these scoreboards would stamp their tacit endorsement on Guinness' decisions at all. THE RAMIFICATIONS It would be easy to say that nothing "needs to be done" about Guinness and their foolishness. Truthfully, if they really want, Guinness can have their own laughingstock scoreboard, with Billy Mitchell, Todd Rogers, Rodrigo Lopes, Michael Damiani, Kevin Durden, Henning Blom, Rosie Ruiz, Mike Postle, Alex Bertoncini, and whoever else they feel like "honoring" for their "achievements". It's not the job of the video gaming community to prevent Guinness from embarrassing themselves. But, even assuming the best of intentions on their part, if Guinness is inclined to be swindled by some huckster in a suit with a flashy bag of tricks, if they're not willing to accept the evidence-based findings of the competitive video gaming community, or at the very least seek out that community for input into their deliberations, then frankly, why should they either expect or receive the endorsement of that community? It's one thing for a scorekeeper to associate with Guinness when they're merely dysfunctional, when their blunders are simply a matter of correcting typos and updating them on which players have been outed as cheaters. But Guinness really screwed up this time. They didn't just let a cheater get by. They armed him. They knowingly assisted in his lawsuit against another scoreboard. They actively reinforced a culture of cheating held over from the old Twin Galaxies days, and in the process, hung a lot of people doing a lot of hard work out to dry. This can have a very chilling effect on scoreboard integrity efforts beyond Twin Galaxies or arcade high score chasing. I can already tell that, until and unless this is remedied, any time I explain the evidence against Billy Mitchell, I'll have to deal with answers of "wElL gUiNnEsS rEiNsTaTeD hIm aNd i tHiNk gUiNnEsS kNoWs mOrE aBoUt wOrLd rEcOrDs tHaN yOu dO." Busting cheaters, while satisfying to watch and in some ways satisfying to do, can be dangerous work. You have to find clear evidence to make your case (while at the same time being careful not to inadvertently publish instruction manuals on how to get better at cheating). You have to dedicate a lot of time and headspace to the effort. (I would be playing Final Fantasy 5 right now if I wasn't writing this.) As in the case of Phantasy Star cheater Kevin Durden last year (who accused the moderators of fabricating evidence to frame him), you may also have to dedicate a lot of time and effort just to address the avalanche of lies and recriminations coming back your way. You may face copyright strikes for rehosting the evidence the cheater is trying to suppress. And of course, there's always the danger one of these cheaters takes the case to actual grown-up court, and tries to exact real world consequences as the price of your integrity. Yet all of this, the effort and the risk, is necessary to keep this sport clean. I get it. No one wants to get sued. Certainly Guinness didn't want to get sued by Billy Mitchell, either for removing his scores or for their poorly reviewed printed statement about Pac-Man. But I can tell you one thing for sure: Billy Mitchell won't be the last cheater to take a scoreboard to court to try and force them to recognize his fraudulent achievements. If Billy Mitchell is able to browbeat Guinness World Records into recognizing his bogus scores, what hope is there if someone of equal access and resources decides to go after Speedrun.com in the same fashion? On that note, what would Guinness do in that event? Would Guinness appease the cheater right in the middle of a lawsuit against SRC? Would Guinness release a statement declaring "We looked into it, and we don't think Speedrun.com got this right, but we won't tell you why"? Would Guinness do a high-five video with the cheater and root them on in their litigation? But let's not kid ourselves. Guinness has lawyers. They certainly do have the resources to withstand petty legal action. They didn't just choose to roll over; they chose to roll over in epic fashion, right on top of the next defendant down the line. They gave a cheater his license. They revoked a world record from its rightful holder (Steve Wiebe). And they chose to make life more difficult for competitive gaming scorekeepers everywhere. Now, we should be clear about something: Guinness World Records is a household name, far more than either Speedrun.com or Twin Galaxies. Everyone has heard of Guinness World Records. SRC certainly gains public prestige from the arrangement. And I totally get that. But Guinness does gain from the arrangement as well. They are provided scores, and the associations with dedicated scoreboards give them legitimacy. Unless they want to hire their own video game adjudication division, or unless they decide they really don't care how little credibility their annual Gamer's Edition has, then they need this relationship, too. How serious would their video game records be if every score adjudicator was known to openly disassociate from them? It's not as if world record speedruns won't still be achieved. It's not as if people will stop speedrunning altogether. And it's not as if individual players couldn't still submit directly to Guinness if for whatever reason they did want their names alongside Billy Mitchell and Rodrigo Lopes. Guinness is not a benefactor here. With these actions, they may have shown that the dangers of associating with them outweigh the rewards. CONCLUSION In drafting up this post, I started with a more inquisitive headline: "Should Speedrun.com disassociate themselves from Guinness World Records?" I didn't feel it was my place to make such a bold directive. I'm not a speedrun competitor. I once briefly held a few WRs on an old Atari 2600 game (a few of which were on uncontested tracks), and that's it. But in laying out the facts of the case, and fully absorbing the implications, the answer to my question became obvious to me. Sure, I may be a mere enthusiast, but it still matters to me that the achievements I watch and celebrate are legitimate, and not the forgeries of some fragile narcissist consumed with jealousy. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. From high score chasers to speedrunners, the reaction in the gaming community to last week's announcement was quite negative. I won't name names, but one well-known competitive gamer requested all their videos be taken down from Guinness' YouTube channel. Another well-known competitive gamer publicly removed "Guinness world record holder" from their bio. (I'll let them speak for themselves if they wish.) I'm not looking to start a big angry crusade against Speedrun.com in particular, nor am I suggesting anyone else do so. I am definitely NOT saying Speedrun.com should be "cancelled" if they go about business as usual. I'm sure the good folks at SRC aren't suckered by Billy's "Gosh, I have no idea how this happened" act, and that there are probably many factors at play for them in whatever decision they make. I also get that this Billy Mitchell / Twin Galaxies stuff is not particularly even their fight, since Billy isn't a speedrunner. (Although, funny side story, Billy Mitchell did once aspire to be a speedrunner, before losing and deciding speedrunning was stupid and that being "first" was more important than being "fast".) I'm not saying SRC must listen to little old me. I'm simply saying this is a thing they ought to do, that they would be smart to do - not for my sake, not necessarily for Donkey Kong Forum's or Twin Galaxies' sake, and not even necessarily for the sake of the speedrun community at large. Ultimately, the only reason they need is to do it is for their own sake. Because SRC has to deal with cheaters, too. And one day, they'll find themselves the target of a zealous litigating lunatic, who will seek to employ the power of the courts to force them to celebrate lies as facts, and to humiliate themselves and alienate all their subscribers in the process. And as they and their lawyers prepare their legal defense for court, they could turn to social media to discover a statement from Guinness, declaring "Well, we spoke at length with Mr. Cheater, and we looked at his special evidence, and we won't tell you exactly what it was, but we assure you it was very compelling, and since we definitely know what we're talking about better than these speedrun sites do, we have now chosen to award Mr. Cheater several more Guinness world records and to name him Video Game Champion of the Millennium." And on that day, the staff at Speedrun.com should be prepared to say "Guinness has no idea what they're doing with video games, which was precisely why we cut ties with them years ago." TL;DR:
Billy Mitchell is a cheater.
Billy's "new" evidence from September 2019 was a bunch of hot air.
It sure fooled Guinness, though!
It sure as hell looks like Guinness is actively, perhaps even intentionally, assisting Billy Mitchell in his lawsuit against scorekeeper Twin Galaxies.
Guinness' decision has pretty terrible ramifications on future attempts to combat cheating in competitive gaming.
While SRC is not responsible for what Guinness does, continuing to affiliate with an organization which assists cheaters suing gaming adjudicators is a poor move morally, and a massive liability.
ETA: The day after this post, Jace hall published a recent retraction demand they received from Billy's lawyers, as well as a trove of legal filings, both submitted and received by TG. This provides added confirmation to many points made above. The retraction letter, which only discusses Guinness' decision and nothing else, was sent June 18, the exact date of Guinness' announcement. This signifies yet another point of collaboration (unwitting or otherwise) between Guinness and Billy in the latter's attempts to threaten and sue a competitive scoreboard. The letter, written by Billy's lawyer, also makes a point to say "Guinness World Records evaluated the exact evidence which your client deliberately ignored during its original investigation and which was set out in the initial retraction demand". In other words, Guinness based their new decision based on the September 2019 evidence packet we've all seen. We're not being asked to believe in any "secret evidence" aside from the public record. Billy's 41-page declaration (filed on Monday, June 22) significantly features Guinness' decision as well. Out of those 41 pages, not counting URLs, it features the word "Guinness" or the acronym "GWR" 28 times. Billy also reiterates the time frame discussed above, stating that he was notified of Guinness' decision on December 12, 2019. On the same day, Billy's lawyer filed a 20-page motion against TG's anti-SLAPP motion, featuring the word "Guinness" or the acronym "GWR" a total of 16 times (not counting the table of contents). Also, there was this: https://i.imgur.com/2ans5QH.png
The overall theme I'm seeing in this really nice thread (good job by the way) is one of two directions: "Wow this is really helpful material, thank you for sharing it!" or "Why haven't you told us exactly what certs we have to complete so we can earn big fat salaries like you? Fuck you if you're not going to share your specific, detailed, step-by-step, precisely repeatable process with the rest of us." Too many people chuckle at, but don't actually get the humor or the deeper meaning of the "Draw the rest of the fucking owl." comment. I think this has to do with the normalcy of the rising generation having immediate access to answers for everything else, it's perplexing why there isn't a cheat page or walk-through solution for this whole technology career thing. I don't want to make that into a "Young people suck" emotion. I mean it as a "Young people have a different sense of what is normal to expect." kind of a vibe. Problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and a number of related soft skills are becoming harder to find in applicants.
👏👏 -- -- ORIGINAL THREAD - Yep, I see the threads about being a college dropout making six figures, so I figured I'd toss my coin in the hat too and contribute. It took me 2 years, 1 month, and 24 days, from the day I left my first IT job (helpdesk, $16 an hour) to the day I started my current job today (Cloud Solutions Architect, $170,000*) * $170,000 was the salary I started off with the current job. It's actually gone up to about $185,000 (actual number is like $186,245 or something, can't remember) this year. Would have been higher, but you know, recessions. So I only got an 8% raise, but hey, it's better than a standard 3% COLA (cost of living adjustment) or worse, no raise, or worse, getting laid off. Gotta take my wins where I can in these unprecedented pandemic times. But I digress. I will bold parts of the bullet points below pertaining to financial compensation. Warning, this post is long. If you want to skip the story (you'll miss out on some cool pics and videos, fyi), and just want the TLDR protips on your career, go to the bottom of this post labeled Closing Protips. Here goes:
Born in NYC in late 80's / early 90's.
Moved to California for middle/high school.
Graduated high school in San Diego, CA.
Went to college, went broke quickly because cost of living in California.
Derp'd and didn't think outside of my immediate territory (lived in San Diego, better paying entry level IT jobs existed further north in Los Angeles and Orange County, but dumb 20 year old me at the time didn't think that way back then)
Moved to Phoenix Arizona for first helpdesk job (seriously, the story gets dumber, wait for it) in 2013 under the same grocery store company I was working for since 2008 as a whatever-the-fuck-the-store-needed-me-for (cashier, receiver, bookkeeper, store manager, whatever). Developed really strong people skills while at store-level, carried said traits over to HQ as helpdesk in Phoenix, AZ.
Despite doing all that at store level for 5 years (2008-2013), I accepted a helpdesk position for $16 an hour or about $33,000 a year when folks at a local MSP in Phoenix Arizona were starting at $24/hr. Because of dumbo depression, I told myself I didn't deserve that $24/hr job.
Wallowed in self-pity like a teenager going thru an emo phase.
Got into a bad relationship, got into more depression. Continued not believing in myself.
Went back to school EOY 2014. Due to attending college previous (as well as taking PA courses back in high school), I was able to jump right into whatever major I wanted to as a result, filmography, sound design, cinematography, audio engineering, management information systems, network and systems engineering, biomedical engineering, business administration. Seriously from 2014-2015 I was soaking up information like a sponge across various disciplines. Spent a lot of time on /FinancialIndependence (FIEFIRE, bitches!). Opened a 401k and IRA. Cheap cost of living in Arizona enabled me to dump a shitload of money here.
Was mind-blown by the OSI model and started applying it to everything technological in my life.
Workplace forced me to get ITIL certified. At the time I thought it was the coolest cert on the planet. (Now that I'm doing DevOps/SRE work, ITIL is a total joke, but I digress).
Applied to FAANG with field offices in Arizona, started with them in EOY 2016. Salary raised to $72,800 with RSUs worth $128,000 at the time, so total compensation was around $200,800 (To be clear, I did not collect all $200,800 or even close as I stayed there for only a year -- most RSU programs require you stay with the employer all four years to collect all RSU worth)
Became a Yelp Elite around this time, started taking a lot more pictures as a result (this will make sense later, lots of Instagram photos inbound about my tech career).
While at FAANG, came to terms that I needed more out of life. Reached back out to recruiters based in California, networked with Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates and Jefferson Frank and Vincent Benjamin and TekSystems, in that order.
Got multiple offers for jobs, chose a BAT org (Baidu/Alibaba/Tencent). Moved from Arizona to California for this. Employer paid for move and gave me bonuses.
BAT org paid $95,000 a year plus EOY bonuses of about 15% so about $110,000 total. This might seem low for HCOL Los Angeles, but keep in mind I had 100% covered healthcare. I never saw a copay and never saw a medical bill. Didn't even need an FSA. Healthcare was that good.
Stayed at BAT for a year. They flew me to China. I spent time in Hong Kong (pic 1, pic 2, ended up in Macau briefly (pic 1), pic 2, then back to China (pic 1) -- on a side note, I'm very impressed with Hong Kong's recycling efforts. Pic here. I digress.
Got multiple offers for DevOps Engineer roles at APN (Amazon Partner Network) companies. Between Consultancy Partners and Technology Partners of AWS, I chose Consultancy Partner. Interviewed for 5, got offers at 3, but due to hiring budgets I didn't get my offer with $CurrentEmployer for 8 months.
During that time, I picked up two different DevOps Engineer jobs NOT at an APN, but at one SaaS company and at one real estate competitor to Zillow.
SaaS company paid $121,000.
Real estate company paid $65,000. (Real estate company was a part time gig, no more than 24 hours a week).
When I finished both DevOps Engineer jobs, $CurrentEmployer (Consultancy Partner of AWS/Azure/GCP) reached out to me and procured a final offer letter. I shot back and made them increase total comp from $130,000 to $170,000 and with paid relocation to Oregon. $CurrentEmployer accepted.
While at $CurrentEmployer, met Corey Quinn, Cloud Economist, very prolific figure in the AWS community. Pic here. Ironically at a tech conference literally right next to America's Got Talent. Pic here.. Also ran into funny signs about IT culture in general like making on-call suck less.
Sat in front row to hear Mitchell Hashimoto speak, the creator of Terraform and founder of Terraform which is greatly used in the AWS/DevOps community. Pic here. Notice the slide, "Draw some circles -- draw the rest of the fucking owl!" -- Moments like this is why I love Los Angeles at times. Definitely not the suit-and-tie, bureaucratic, wearing culture of the grocery store I worked at in Phoenix Arizona.
Went to Google Cloud Next 2019 under $CurrentEmployer and got this cool beer mug. More pics here, here, and here. Here, I met a LOT of professionals in the DevOps industry as it pertains to GCP/cloud in general. My LinkedIn network grew tremendously. Same with Telegram and Slack and Discord.
I moved to Oregon, put my kid in Montessori daycare, here we are. Met a few cool folks, including unoplank who I ended up helping interview for a FAANG org in their cloud support services team. He also ended up meeting Kelsey Hightower, who created the Kubernetes the Hard Way course on GitHub. I met Prophet619 who helped mentally reconnect back with the San Diego territory as a potential hotspot for senior DevOps Engineer talent.
Went to more DevOps Meetups, like this one at the New Relic building in Portland Oregon.
Went to Google Cloud Summits like this one in Seattle. Sidenote, even Google's coffee/tea signage looks amazing.
Ended up at AWS ReInvent 2019 -- sidenote, if anyone can figure out what the fuck song this is, please let me know. It's catchy as fuck and Shazam/Soundhound/Google Music can't figure it out. Also, epic night view of Las Vegas just because why not. More ReInvent pics here, here, and here
A year passed at $CurrentEmployer. At annual review, I had collected metrics over the year and also got a competitive offer letter from a competitor in our space and raised my earnings from $170,000 to $200,000. Then COVID-19 happened, and the number was brought back down to about $185,000 (actual number was something obscure, like $186,244 or something, can't remember exactly).
I also cook a lot now to save money, examples here , here, here and here (look guys, we need a shitpost during this toilet paper shortage, okay? don't judge). But yeah in short, I want to close off with some of my advice (non-exhaustive) to the aspiring IT professionals in the community on advancing their IT career strategy and career as a whole:
Know your strengths. Mine are in hand-eye coordination (username, Neil the Cellist), photography, cooking.
If you're weak in something, figure out if it's worth your time to invest. I invested in learning technology cultures and the ecosystem of the Amazon Partner Network, Google Partner Network, and Azure Partner Network. My pics above prove that I was able to overcome lack of salary and traveling through that. For others, it might be public speaking, yet others more, it might be basic social skills (ToastMasters is a great entry point for this!).
Don't cut corners. In my story above, notice I didn't just join some company and go, "welp, I'm done! I know everything I need to know about IT!" -- Instead, I kept going even after going to a FAANG back in 2016. A lot of folks entering IT aren't just looking for the shortest path possible, they also narrow their scope without even realizing it and next thing they know, they wonder why they're at $ShitBagCompany albeit making a decent wage but hating their jobs. Don't be that guy.
Take pictures. Yo, you have an overpriced cell phone. Use it. I'm running a Google Pixel 3a which has one of the best phone cameras on the market. I was able to showcase what I've done in my career with pictures above. And also showcased my hobbies too (like traveling, cooking) -- my Instagram is a literal talking point when I'm engaging clients, not just LinkedIn.
Even if you don't want to post your photos on social media (maybe you're a private person, totally fine!), one of the side effects of taking pictures is that it triggers the creative side of your mind. Just try it.
Be diverse. I'm on Slack, Discord, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. I go to in-person MeetUps as my Instagram photos show above. I go to tech conferences, also shown by my Instagram.
Accept that learning doesn't stop. If you don't want to constantly learn, IT is probably not the right career choice for you unless you want a super stable job with an unexciting, unsexy tech stack-- I would've said "government" but even government entities today are leveraging cloud resources, like State of Arizona is completely on GSuite and I believe city of Denver is on GCP now. Not to mention the three-letter agencies in the USA leveraging AWS GovCloud and now Azure GovCloud. So yeah, keep learning. Goes back to my earlier point, don't cut corners.
Learn to synthesize. Remember how I said I cook? How is cooking at all related to my IT career? Cooking stimulates my ability to critically think on the fly in a fast-paced environment, faster than IT since a second extra on a piping hot stove at 15,000 BTUs could literally be the difference between medium quality eggs and OH-FUCK-EGGS-ARE-ON-FIRE. Similarly, playing video games stimulates my hand-eye coordination which enables me to type faster at my IT job and helps with the ability to micromanage different tasks at work including juggling back to back meetings and rapid-fire-messaging people back on Slack. I can't stress how fucking important synthesis is. Don't just look at areas of your life like separate walled off entities, try to integrate! Abstract what you learn from activity A and take that abstracted skill from activity A and see how it could help you with seemingly completely unrelated activity B. Try it.
Accept that you don't know what you don't know. Seriously, I see way too many people in this industry go, "oh so I just get cert A, get job B, and profit C, right? Step 1 2 3 done? right? right?" Have an actual IT career strategy. A strategy is not foolproof and is not a static concept. Constantly revisit your strategy, constantly revise it, and be humble. You don't know everything and anything. No one does.
No one is responsible for your career except you. I wallowed in self-pity from 2013-2014. Then realized that my employer is not responsible for my career growth. TAKE CONTROL. I am responsible, for both my failures and my successes. Once I flipped that mindset, yes, shit was hard at first, but shit paid off in the end. My earnings continue to grow. When this recession passes, I hope to be in the $250k+ bracket like many of our consultants in the FAANG / Silicon Valley industry.
Dear Neutrogena, (Or the poor PR intern that you’ve paid to check this subreddit, whose name I’ll call ... Jeremy. Sup Jeremy!) Hi, it’s me, Miss Millennial. First, I’d like to formerly apologize for killing McDonald’s (the happy meal toys shrank like a wool sweater in the wash), the doorbell industry (texting ‘here’ really just minimizes the human interaction required), real estate (Watching people flip tiny homes on HGTV while at the gym really is just satisfactory enough as owning a home), and malls in general (just too many inter-dimensional monsters killing step brothers who are trying to bang hot married moms for my taste, but that’s just me). (However I will not apologize for killing Applebees, those bastards *know* what they did to those green beans in 2011 incident, and it was a bean too far). I’m here to plead a case with you, and one that I think will save you money and gain you loyalty from consumers. So, let’s start at the top, Jer Bear (can I call you Jer?):
Why should we listen to you, random internet poster?
You see, I’m a thirty year old white woman manager whose generation is drowning in student debt at roughly the same alarming rate as Leo hopping off that door (which had plenty of room, for the permanent record) singing that our hearts will indeed go on. That means two critical pieces of information for you, reader: UNO: I am aging. That’s right, time is indeed a flat circle, unlike our planet. This means that I am slowly unable to find an easily identifying character in major soap operas, romances, movies, and most importantly urban paranormal novels with the cover containing a woman in a black tank top, a weapon, and some magical swirls (typically blue or purple). This is NOT ok. As a result, I have a sudden interest in making my skin bounce back with the bubbly energy of the title green blob from the 1997 family comedy Flubber(starring Robin Williams, may he Rest In Peace and laughter) available on VHS, but not blue ray. My desperate need to make this a reality is only second to my need to see if Henry Cavil can chop root vegetables with the edge of his chiseled jawline (along his sharp and versatile acting skills, because I for one will not reduce an esteemed, talented actor to a object, as he is more than just a hot hot hot... hot object). Ergo, I really, really want great, bountiful skin. I want skin that glows so much, it starts wrestling with Allison Brie. I want to feel I am cool, trendy, and it is not me but the children that are wrong. However, through intense pre, post, and regular calculus, I have determined through both LaPlace and Fourier transforms that there is only one thing that will solve my skin problem. This brings me to my next point. DOS: I gots cash money now. As a member of the millennial party (not to be confused with the murder party, which is just a group of crows with glittery, festive party hats on while holding knives in their beaks- as peace was never an option), I am of that age where money has grown at enough of a rate that I can spend it on things. Now mind you, those things must be under $100 as I will not Scrooge McDuck-ing into piles of money (and I also don’t have the skull thickness of a diamond, which is what I assume that cartoon duck has). That means I have enough money to pay for *some* disposable items, but not a LOT of disposable items. That means I will prioritize my hard earned cash on one thing, Jeremy.
Let me tell you how influenced I am by my need to have good skin. On my team I have a coworker who is so fresh out of college. And he is hip-and-happening, and knows the latest trends. As in, he went to Lakewood church to see Kanye and reported to us that it “slapped”. The music, slapped him, Jeremy. He can talk about new restaurants and the spices on the dishes like a man bun foodie blogger in 2007. I once handed something to him and he replied “you da best music”. That’s right, I the junior manager of the office, am the highest quality sound! Let’s give him a name that easily represents all 22 year olds like him in this American generation. Let’s go with... Carl. Yeah, Carl isn’t a name that makes you think of a old man in a wife beater complaining about HOAs, no Carl is god damn HIP. Have I lost you PR intern Jeremy, yet? Good, here’s the scene with Carl. It’s me. Looking frazzled. On a Wednesday morning after snorting some flonase, starting a meeting and Carl, yes hip Carl, just quietly mentions that I have “such good skin”. I gasped, clutching my pearls I got from Tar-Jay. And he asked me the holiest of questions, “what is your routine?”. At that moment the power that infused into my bones from the compliment was a wave I rode on for a good three days. I rode my well maintained 2018 Prius C like the majestic steed it was to my house to make a celebratory splurge of Etsy purchases that I not only don’t regret, but EARNED. I took seventeen selfies. My google assistant was able to make a machine learning model without having to oversample, that’s how many photos of my face I took that day (That’s right, I’m making STATSTICS JOKES on a skin care forum long post. Crush that and put it on your chili because it is spicy!.). At this point in the story, you’re getting the idea, that I want to and am willing to spend a crazy amount of money to reinvent this moment. I want it, I taste it on the tip of my tongue. Not only that, I am INFLUENCING THE FUTURE GENERATIONwho is braver and smarter than us, who don’t need no social constructs called gender. They need guidance from their not-so-old-elders to tell them. And you know what I told Carl, slyly? Jeremy Bearimy, I airily spoke on my apparently not so ordinarily hydrotherapy for my momentarily unnecessarily skin therapy and did so coherently: “Oh, I use hydro boost”. (hair toss)
Hydro Boost is the Bomb Diggity!
That’s right, I, like my sisters and misters and gender fluids (not gases or solids) of my family, absolutely love, LOVE, hydro boost. I want to bathe in it’s shiny blue goop in a footed bath tub and serve French vanilla sci fi fantasy, like I’m an android that can predict through my mental powers who will have the next pop hit (spoiler: it’s Lizzo, that Shipley’s goddess). I answer the curly corded phone and solve alien mysteries and crime with the silky smoothness of a Gillian Anderson, and with a glass of red wine in my hand. I will arise from my baby blue pool and sing “il dolce sunoco” for Mel Gibson. I love this stuff so much. I have bought its variations in so many forms. You name it, masks, lotions, balms, I shower in it as the goop slowly seeps out of my shower head. I have replaced my husband (that handsome devil) with a glued together collection of used bottles of hydro boost. I love it I love it I love it.
Okay, is that why you're writing this giant goof?
Nay, Jeremy, NAY I SAY. It is not. I know, I know, I know, you were hooked in my pop culture references Jer, but please stay with me I need you to hear what I have to say next, because I supremely hope that you will help make this happen. Jer, this is on you, I know, you’re nervous, and your palms are sweaty, and - Wait no, I won’t get distracted, this is important. Ok, phew. Here it is.
I'M BREAKING UP WITH YOU.
Now listen, listen! It's for one reason, and one reason only: Your Packaging. I’m sorry, but the hydro boost packaging sucks. It just does. Does it look cool ? Well, what does cool mean to you? To me, it looks cool in the way that the flames I panted on my childhood bike looks super dope, but it wasn’t valuable. The way there is SO MUCH empty space filled with plastic that makes it look like it's aalien experiment floating in a giant test tube? I’m sorry, but I have to hate it. And here’s why:
You're Helping Kill My Planet
I tried to think of ways to be funny and sneak into this with some business reasons why you should do this, but I’ll get to the point. You use too much plastic, and I can't stand it. Toothpaste tubes take 500 years to biodegrade (source). That means that every single tube of toothpaste I have ever used since birth is still in it’s same form I bought it as, and any plastic toothbrushes. Your plastic containers not only are about twice the density of that plastic (making it harder to biodegrade) it contains significantly less product, and it comes in a plastic propped up packaging so that it “sits” in the window better. And, plastic is not as recyclable as other materials. Only 9% of plastics is recycled (source). I know, Jer, I’m being a Debbie Downer, a Negative Nancy, and Tom Clancy all in one, but I don’t think people feel the urgency of this. Imagine if every plastic fork you ever used some how popped up in front of your house one morning by your a-hole neighbor who still hasn’t returned your jigsaw? That’s what we’re doing to our ocean neighbors. You know Frank the fish doesn’t want your stinkin’ forks! He’s shaking his fish fin fist at you, Jeremy. Listen, America doesn’t recycle typically. And those who do, are majority women (source). What? Really? Once again it's women's job? We are really cleaning someone else’s mess! And, plastic can only be recycled to a point (more info). That means it’s only getting worse every time. It’s like trying to reread Twilight. It was so good when you were a preteen, and people just want something to make fun of, why is it suddenly a grooming nightmare? Nah nah, it can’t be this bad, but come on maybe you’ll remember why it’s not that bad on the next read - oh my god - oh no. Oh no no no no. You’re probably thinking, “oh come on, it’s not that bad”. Guess what, IT’S THAT BAD. So here’s what’s happening. I’m leaving you Hydro Boost. That’s right, a break up. No, not that bad movie of shoving two really hot actors together that really don’t make sense! No the other one - no the ones from - oh forget it. Neutrogena, it’s becoming more common than you think. I can link Forbes and Business Insider articles to you about how the next generation isn’t taking no for an answer, and how they really really want sustainable choices. I can show you the websites Zero Waste Nerd, or Zero Waste Home, or even Zero Waste Cartel(which I am frankly, really afraid of!). I have people who I’m interviewing for my company ask me what our carbon footprint is! People want sustainable, and so do I. I’m sorry, Jer, but... it may be time to part.
Well what would fix this? Don't leave me with your money!
Hell yes, let's fix this relationship! And you know what Neutrogena, you already have some zero waste great options! Your bar cleanser is a great plastic free choice! You should highlight that, and make more stuff better. How?? I am So Glad You Asked. I have already figured out some easy and POTENTIALLY CHEAPER choices for your packaging! That’s right not only am I pointing out the problem, I am giving you solutions! Crazy! It’s like these solutions have been around for a while! Whoa! What a concept!
Oh, ah, so chic, so French, so... glass. It gives you that sensual Monique Heart sensation. Glass, so fancy. Glass is basically infinitely recyclable, and it is cheap to make, and oh so easy to find. Don’t believe me? Put some burlap near some glass jars and wait for the Pinterest brides to come out of the forest like shy, 23 year old deers with all the exact same low curly bun with extensions. It’s so beautiful, nature. But glass is also really easy to find, and remake, and you can make it all sorts of colors and sizes. You can make it space age blue, and we’d eat it up. You can make it tiny and charge the $20 at my local Kroger, and I’d buy it because bitch I’m French Fancy! Baguettes! Buy that Oui dairy free yogurt because I’m lactose intolerant and feeling fine!
It’s cheap, and it is SCI-FI SEXY. It’s like you’re stuck in an alternative universe as a hot sexy neon android. Oh, ah, Tron! That’s right, metal jars (like your hair spray) is pretty darn cool looking. It’s futuristic, and it’s really recyclable! And there are already manufactures using this material in the skincare space (say whaaaaat?). That’s right, it’s cheap and the infrastructure is there Jer! Send me to mars in this jar of SuperStar Avatar!(Okay, listen, not all rhymes work but Avatar kind of works, since they’re blue and stuff. I also went on a date with my current partner there so just let me have this, Jeremy, okay??)
Jer, do you like... zen? Spas? Green, Earth? Do you want me to spend $57 for a oil that I only found at this salon and spa where there are like 18 fountains? Because wood and bamboo will make me spend $57. I want that zen. I want that peace and expensive AF hot stone treatment now injected into my eyeballs every time I look at Twitter Dot Com, man. So give me coconut bowls and bamboo lids. Bamboo is the fastest growing wood, and it looks so zen, so cool, so hip. You can line the inside with a film to keep it kosher, and I can reuse the bowls to make my spa in my suburban home, drowning in my dog hair. Ah, peace.
DON’T YOU DARE GREEN WASH ME
Greenwashing. Do you know how many brands I’ve looked at that “pretend” they’re going zero waste and low plastic? A LOT. Don’t put a green color on it and call it “natural” and chemical free. Water, is a chemical y’all. And I want those chemicals. I love and love them. But, don’t try to put a label with a cactuson it and say you “fixed it”. Pfft.
We get the point, lady.
First off, I’m not married to a lord so I ain’t nah lady. Second, I see you get the point. I’m glad. But here’s the gist: Fix your packaging. Until then, I’m out. I love your product. I hate it’s container. It hurts my planet, and it’s hurting me to toss this giant jar, with a little tiny made for ants inside out every month. And I’m willing, nay desperate to pay top dollar for this stuff. I love it. But my ethics can’t handle it. Until then, I’m searching etsy and the series of tubes called the internet to make sure I get this right. I will no longer live a life where I can’t say I did my hardest to make my campsite better than it was when I left it. I want Carl to be able to see trees without my toothpaste tubes and plastic forks floating around. I think we think someone else will “save” us and the planet. That some person will put in the sweat and work. Well, I hate to say it but no. No, no one is coming. It’s just us. So Jeremy, it’s been a ride, but I’m out. Call me when you change. Then I’ll be listening, and just as you have been listening so far. Thank you, for the time, and for trying so far. But if you want to grow with me and our future, you need to change. I’m changing, and it’s not enough for only one of us to do so. Oh, and Jer? Your fly is undone. Cheers. P.S. Want to know where I’m looking for sustainable alternatives? Here is the master list I'm using (not made by me).
2020.01.04 10:16 wTcJediMasterWarcraft III Introduction Beginner Guides Community Links
1. Subreddit Info
Welcome to warcraft3, the official Blizzard recognized subreddit for all related topics. Content and discussions can range from the base game, campaign/lore, custom games, competitive ladder, memes, esports, modding, art, and more! Please see the rules on the right hand side. Official Discord: Warcraft 3 United - Players and representatives from hundreds of WC3 communities gathered in one place!
2. Basic Game Info
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) is a real time strategy game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth. The game combines classic RTS mechanics with RPG elements as you play through the Human, Orc, Night Elf, and Undead campaigns. Warcraft III: Reforged (2020) acts as a graphical remaster accompanied with major infrastructural upgrades and many new features.
Already own the classic game(RoC)? Redeem your keys here you get access to Reforged with classic graphics.
2a. Gameplay and Game Modes Warcraft III presents itself as an accessible yet highly dynamic game. Besides the melee mode, there exists many different ways of playing the game - solo or in multiplayer with up to 23 other players. It is a fusion of lore-heavy campaigns, competitive match-based gameplay, a diverse custom game selection, a thriving esports scene, endless modding and artistic possibilities, and more. 2b. Standard or Melee
RANKED MODES: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and FFA
OBJECTIVE: Gather resources, build a base, train your army, level your hero, and totally destroy the enemy base and army.
SPECIFICS: Balance micro (swift decision making, individual unit control, movement, ability usage, hero exp/items) and macro (resources, buildings, army upkeep, expansion). The high level of competition has led to WC3 becoming a prominent esport that still has a thriving to this day!
CUSTOM GAME TYPES: Genres include hero arenas, campaigns, strategies, RPGs, tower defenses, mini-games, and even the unique shooter or 2D platformer.
SPECIFICS: Popular maps include DotA, Footies, Wintermaul, Legion TD, etc. Thousands more maps can be played competitively, creatively, or casually. The World Editor, WC3's modding tool, has allowed maps to essentially become unique games within the client. It is famous for the creation of DotA which has pioneered MOBA genre.
3. Guides, Tutorials, and FAQ
THE CAMPAIGN TEACHES BEGINNERS THE GAME BETTER THAN ANY GUIDE! THE STORY IS WORTH IT! In addition, the Classic War3 Battle.net site provides explanations and statistics for all the gameplay features and races in the game. The guides below are largely based on introductory concepts relating to each scene, so they are beginner friendly under the assumption that you've already familiarized with the base game. You'll also find more niche and advanced guides if you dig through the websites hosting the provided links. 3a. Competitive Melee and Ladder Guides
GRAPHICS MOD: The Quenching Mod is an open source program intend to enhance the graphics of Warcraft III: Reforged.
3c. Custom Game Guides
There are an endless amount custom game tips and pointers that would suit your needs for each map, whether it be for DotA or your favorite TD. Your best bet is to visit communities that specialize in the custom game you are interested in!
Where can I play online? The built in battle.net is the official server excluding China. There are 3rd party servers that are not supported by Blizzard, in which warcraft3 does not support nor condone.
Where/how to Play Reforged? You need to have purchased the game. In the BNetApp at the WC3 tab you have the Install/Play button.
How do I host? HOSTING IS INSTANT NOW. No port forwarding, no bots (on Reforged).
Is Reforged worth it? That in the end is up to you, we suggest that you look into the maps/modes you would like to play. This post have some comments about events from a veteran player's point of view. Also as previous mentioned if you have the Reign of Chaos you already have access to the Classic(SD) version and if you do buy the Reforged version and don't like it you can easily Refund it here.
How do I find games? You can checkout game lists like: w3maps/w3stats or use the ingame search/filter function ingame (the box where game names are).
What is PTR? PTR also known as the Public Test Realm is what one might call a beta-server. Where players can test incoming patches and provide blizzard with feedback. The old PTR had a separate installer but now it's a "drop-down" option beside the main game and server options.
Where can I download the latest patch? Current patches are downloaded automatically through battle.net if you have an official copy. Also see patch history.
Is Blizzard's new ladder done/working yet? At the moment no it's still in the works. However W3Champions is a community made ladder that a lot of players use.
Which realms are more populated? For ladder, the Europe (former) Northrend realm has the highest activity but Americas (former) Azeroth & Lordaeron can be more during American times. 1v1 and 4v4 are the most active ladders. Custom game activity is huge and is and can be played on all realms.
Anyone know name of [blank] map? When asking this question, please provide as much information as possible. Things like describing the gameplay, the theme, terrain visuals, and possible names should be considered and described to the best of your ability to increase the chances. Don't forget to check map databases on your own first, though!
Is the community alive? Yes, it is absolutely bustling. See below!
4. Community Directory
Here you can find communities, websites, social media outlets, and content creators whom have elected to post in our affiliate section on discord. There are few exceptions to communities that are not partnered with us that could be considered essential that have been included. Visit our discord for more information on these communities, or visit them yourself! TIP: USE CTRL+F to search! Terminology: LFG = Looking For Game is a term used for any arranged gaming. Clans are by nature LFG groups, but are generally more specialized and tightly nit. Streamer = Used for most types of Content Creators. 4a. Melee, Ladder, and Esports
2019.12.04 23:47 Baron_Von_FabSo I made a list a little while back
So.. about a year / year and a half ago my partner and I were on a low budget trip to SF. We were both students but we also loooove food - I made this list at the time. It took hours of research and a lot of help from random forums. I have visited a lot of them and hope to visit the rest in the future! May it help anyone else with the same budget constraints! Cheers, Edit: Thank you stranger for the kind gold! I’m so glad someone is finding this useful! The Student / Backpacker / Cheapskates foodie guide to SF! This list was curated by locals from SF. I asked specifically for cheaper places recommended by locals, and these were their go-to places. Quick notes: Many of these places are cash only. The prices are a reflection of their menus at the time of writing, some may have changed but are within a dollar or 2. Inbox me any edits or additions. But remember, they Have to be local and a full meal cannot cost over 10$, preferably under 6$. I added in yelp links to make them easier to find. So here, In no particular order other than the order i received them:
Hiya folks! This was one of the most eventful weeks in recent Parachute history. Strap onto your seatbelts. Here we go! Cap announced the start of a new journey with BOMB’s latest venture, BOMBX (more on that later). In short, new groups will get to explore ParJar, new tokens will be added and a ton of new communities will get to experience Parachute in all its glory. Plus, ParJar will add the Binance chain to its list of supported chains. BEP2 tokens, here we come! Cap’s interview with The Crypto Lifestyle was this week as well. Have a look! PAR got listed on MetaMorphPro through a Twitter vote. This week we added a new token to ParJar: SNTR (Silent Notary). Read more about the project here. Don’t forget Cap’s reminder: when you join a new partner project channel, read up on them, join to learn about the project, be a part of their community. We want ParJar to be used as a tool for that community. Hence, try not to tip other coins/tokens there (including PAR). Derjenige is a master of woodwork. Check out how he makes PAR coasters Ian hosted an art trivia in the Tiproom. 50k PAR given away. Noice! In the Big Chili Race, Jason is still ahead of the competition at 47 cm. Just 3 more centimeters to win 400k PAR. If you’ve been meaning to use the Parachute sticker set on Telegram but couldn’t find it, click here. Cryptonoob has been hard at work designing UX concepts for the Parachute app. This week, he interviewed Parachuters to gauge user sentiment. Chris announced the start of a British Open Pick ‘Em Tournament with a prize pot of 100k PAR. Say what! Jason’s flash game for 65k PAR to find the “weirdest product for sale on the internet” saw some super wacky items being posted. Evan, Alexis and CF picked the craziest ones. Pika, Nilzinho, Richi and Airdrop won honourable mentions. Lmao! Roberto was kind enough to translate the ParJar guide to Spanish. Big Chili Race participants. L to R: Abhijoy (8th), Tony (2nd), Jason (1st), Richi (5th) BOMB announced the launch of an exploratory incubator on the Binance Chain called BOMBX. As Zachary explained during the livestream of the launch, while BOMB signifies destruction, BOMBX signifies creation. All BOMB token holders will receive BOMBX tokens (XIO) in 1:25 ratio. Find out more from Dash’s article linked above. Check this tweet thread for the TLDR. If you plan to watch the full announcement video, check out the index to skip to the sections of your interest. This infographic should help explain the incubator ecosystem being planned. There was also a giveaway for the top lessons shared by entrepreneurs from the BOMB community. As announced in the last update, BOMB was listed on Hotbit this week. Benjamin’s latest report on tokenomics got published. And as promised, the token statistics dashboard went live this week. Opacity is also one of the partners of BOMBX. As the explained in their article, Opacity will be the preferred storage provider for startups incubated by BOMBX. Opacity’s whitepaper is also now available with an Opacity storage handle for downloading and reading. BOMBX Partners This week’s Parachute + Uptrennd brainstorm session focused on Technical Analysis. Uptrennd founder Jeff sat down with Enjin CTO Witek Radomski to talk about the Efinity scaling solution, ERC-1155 marketplace and other topics. Membership on Uptrennd has been growing steadily. This called for a celebratory giveaway with egamers.io. Plus, Idex listing of 1UP is expected next week. Another public voting for a free detailed review of a project by the Uptrennd team started this week. aXpire’s AXPR token was listed on Binance Dex. Woot woot! Like last week, the weekly aXpire burn event was for 20k AXPR. Reasons for the double burn to be released in next update. There’s also a new dashboard to track all the token burns now. Checked out Clinton’s cool aXpire mug yet? Do it! And finally, catch up on the weekly updates at aXpire and the crypto space from this video. 2gether won the second prize on Pitch Day at the Barcelona Trading Conference. Congratulations! AXPR Burn dashboard (as on 28-Jul-19) Fantom appointed their consultant Bariq Sekandari as Director of BD and Listings this week. Bariq has been the driving force behind the deluge of FTM listings on exchanges in the last few weeks. The project also entered into a partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and SEED Group to join hands in the Dubai smart city project. This news was covered by The Merkle, Coin Spectator and The Daily Chain. In this week’s technical article, the Sfxdx team writes about ChainWitness consensus algorithm. If you’ve missed the July updates of Fantom, fret not. CMO Michael Chen has covered it all in this post. Fantom also joined the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) this week along with several key figures from Fantom being added to the GBA Consultant Directory. Core dev Andre Cronje will be speaking at CFN Network’s “Future of Blockchain and Bitcoin” event at London in September. Click here for deets. The infogif contest winner was declared. THORChain announced a partnership with Fantom to allow BEP2 token swaps at market rates. Benjamin Cowen’s first FTM deep dive was released. Neat! Plus, Chico Crypto, That Martini Guy, Crypto Zombie and Bloxlive featured the project in their videos this week. Fantom sets up its footing in Dubai Hydro and its molecule solution got featured in World Blockchain Forum’s latest Medium article. Hydro announced the start of its article contest and winner of the video contest. Click here and here for the latest updates on all the moving parts of Hydro. Switch and SwitchDex were covered by BitcoinNews, The Merkle, Coinspeaker, NullTx, Incrypts, Altcoin Sara and Cryptopedic. ESH got listed on AltMarkets with a BTC pairing. Ahead of the start to the SMS Beta Testing phase, Birdchain announced social media competition. 50k BIRD up for grabs! Marketeers, have a read of their article on the efficacy of Pay-per-click campaigns. The latest Bounty0x bi-weekly update is available here. We have covered most of the news items in past updates. Catch up on District0x news from the weekly update post. All the pending questions from last week’s ETHOS AMA were answered this week in another AMA with founder Shingo and Voyager CMO Steve Capone. Following a system maintenance, Update 2.0 for the Universal Wallet went out this week. Upgrades include faster transactions, fee improvement and listing of BCH. Remember Horizon State’s nomination to the Wellington Gold Awards? They have started introducing the nominees recently and featured Horizon State this week. The project also got nominated for a Blockies Award by Blockchain Australia. Woot! And last but definitely not the least, Horizon State is now conducting a vote for The Opportunities Party in New Zealand. Check it out here. Cap’s beer haul from the Parachute Beer Exchange. Courtesy: Thane And with that, it’s a wrap for this week at Parachute and partners. See you soon with another weekly update. Ciao!
Xbox people rejoice! Our Hammond patch comes out today!!!!
Hey there, the bug fix patch for XB1 is going live now. We're going to wait a little bit for folks to get patched and then we'll enable Wrecking Ball again. Also we've fixed up the Moira ult audio in this build as well. Cheers
Xbox people rejoice! Our Hammond patch comes out today!!!!
Hey there, the bug fix patch for XB1 is going live now. We're going to wait a little bit for folks to get patched and then we'll enable Wrecking Ball again. Also we've fixed up the Moira ult audio in this build as well. Cheers
2019.06.20 20:42 hellokaihelloxinWhy does my boyfriend not want to talk to me everyday? (We are in a ldr). He said me trying to talk to him everyday when it’s inconvenient for him is selfish.
I want to talk to my partner everyday, especially in a LDR. Just a texting session or short call. Sure it happens sometime but when it’s inconvenient for him, he gets angry when I insist. I get angry after because I feel hurt. Yes, I agree partly for when it’s about daily life/nothing much of substance. But Even when I am really upset about something, it’s the same. He will judge whether my issue important enough to support me at that moment compared to his sleep. I want emotional support but I feel like I rarely get it. I have to shout, cry and hurt myself so he will pay attention. if two people are constantly fighting about whose needs is more important, is that a team? i do agree when he says I am selfish that I want to talk to him and make him when he doesn’t have time, but is wanting to talk to him so selfish? I check my phone at 9pm and 830am everyday for him to be outside work hours and have time to reply. Maybe it’s because I demand it at my time, but is waiting for 12 hours not enough.... When I bring it up and ask for support, he said I am so selfish that I can’t see how selfish I am for asking him to talk when he wants to sleep, Or that I didn’t support him in xyz time so why should he. It takes two hands to clap, I know I have erred in some ways. Somehow I always feel like I need to shout to have my needs heard. When I’m sick and ask for his affection, his question immediately is ‘do you give that to me’. Yes, i put a cold compress on his head when he is sleeping, I cook for him when he is sick. But why do I need to do something for me to deserve him doing it for me? I just can’t fathom why. When two people are in love, don’t they want to talk to each other everyday (doesn’t to be one hour)? Doesn’t your partner want you to stop hurting? When did our relationship turn into a tit for tat one? I imagine myself being with someone who really wants to make me happy, who can’t bear to see me hurt, who tells me gently when he disagrees. He thinks I’m being entitled and indulged. Yes sometimes I am so, but don’t you give in sometimes even when you disagree just bc u love her and want to stop fighting? Perhaps it’s because I’ve been resentful deep down for a long time? Sometimes I feel like everything I do is wrong, That if I don’t live by his moral rules or his opinions, I get ‘punished’ by cold silence or mockery. My feelings and opinions don’t matter. When I get upset, he gets angry because my reason for being upset doesn’t align with his logic (he thinks his logic is the universe’s truth). I feel humiliated and invalidated in many arguments, to the point where I don’t want to be vulnerable to him anymore. When I asked him to take care of me when I was sick. He just ignored me till I was really sick based on his standards. Again, his yardstick, his standards, his logic. Where is the love? The affection? This sounds dramatic, I know. To some extent, I feel this way. I have a part to play but is it salvageable now? I am a very emotional person, i get hurt easily. I love intensely. But I don’t feel like he loves me as much?. When you love someone, don’t you want to talk to them everyday and share about your day? To make time even when it’s inconvenient. He doesn’t have at 20 hours job. He says that work is his priority and he made that clear from the start. Sure. But gymming, reading, playing video games etc. also takes priority because all that ‘helps him work’. It makes me hurt. I don’t know where I stand in his life. If I am ‘important’ only when I’m there in person and available for sex and fun. I feel stuck when I argue with him. Sometimes I don’t communicate well and overreact, I agree. But 95% of the time, I am wrong to him, I don’t ‘deserve’ to feel that way and express it. I feel like I don’t have a voice. he says I don’t remember things correctly when the argument doesn’t flow his way. Maybe; but sometimes I know i heard it right. When he got really upset with me, I did insinuate suicide, it’s a bad habit from the past that I almost never do anymore. He said ‘if you think that is going to work, you are so entitled’ and laughed. I remember that as clear as day because it cut deep. When he is playing video games and I get upset right before his game, he tells me to ‘postpone’ it till he finishes his game. Even when I’m crying. He says that he already told me he is going to play and me doing so is disrespectful and selfish (?). When I was sobbing very loudly for half an hour, he only stopped to ask after he finished his task. He said he was going to do his task and told me before I was crying so why is it a surprise to me. I don’t know what to say to that. He broke up with me once without warning. I wanted to talk about it but that was right before his game and ‘I already told you I am going to play’. I sat on the floor for 45 mins and watched him play, waiting for him to be done so I can have an explanation on where I was wrong. Part of it is accurate logically. But we are humans, we have emotions. Love and kindness should precede. He is the first person I tell when something good happens or when I am sad. I am not for him, I know. He says he doesn’t tell anybody. He said bc he doesn’t tell me when he’s sad or lonely, I shouldn’t either. It’s fine when we are together but I feel like I make the effort to fly to the us (from the other end of the work). I am very happy with him, happier than I have been with anyone else, happiest in my life in general. But I wonder where we will be if I put in effort only out of convenience. He said he can’t because he has school etc. when I’m free. Okay, I do have more time so I get it. But when I ask him when he can come next, he will say oh maybe in nov when I have school holiday. Idk when I’m free. I will go if I’m free. On the other hand, I plan my leaves and try to lie so I can go over. He said that’s my choice and I can do what I want so basically don’t expect him to do the same. He did meet me midway during spring break, I give him that, I was really happy and appreciated it. It’s just that I wonder if he will do it without me pestering him. He said he was intending to do it but I did it first. Part of me doesn’t trust that he would. Idk I know me being there takes away his time from other things. I appreciate it lots. Idk why but it still hurts rn u r looking forward to a date/week/month so much to see the other person but only to not be reciprocated. Life is not black and white. Things change , diff factors. I am trying so hard to move to the US to go to business school. I wake up at 5am everyday or stay up late to study for the gmat. I am considering taking a personal loan out to get an admission advisor, and I have 0$ in my bank account now. When I brought it up, he said he needs to sleep and will talk about it when he is free. I constantly worry if I will get in this year because he doesn’t want to ldr anymore. I constantly worry if I will find a good school near his state. I stay up to look st forums and message current students for my essay. He thînks i brought it onto myself (?) and that I should do what I want to do. I want to be with him but does he as badly as I do? I have a vested agenda too because I want to move to the us. But I don’t feel a time pressure. I spent the whole of last year applying, almost full time bc I didn’t have a job then. I am so burnt out from the rejections. I did get into Cornell last year but I didn’t take it. It’s not that I don’t want to be with him. I wanted to work a year more bc it’s so hard for international students to get good jobs with visas and my cv isn’t that great. I need to get into T10 and I landed a good job. Doesn’t he want the best for me? In part, I want to choose my career over him bc I know he will never, never, never do the same for me. He gets upset when I intrude into his work, let alone asking him to move to where I am. At some point, I ask myself, why should I? But I also want to be with him so much, and I just can’t disrespect myself so much like I did with other boys, again. I’m honestly fine working towards that, I just need to know what we are a team in this, that he will be there for me when I’m tired or when I doubt myself. Change takes time, I should know of all people. He has made effort, I can see that and I can take it when he is mad at me, I just can’t take it when I am someone who is in his life ‘out of convenience’ when I make big decisions in my life factoring him in. Am i selfish to want a bit of his time? To know that he is there for me when I need him?To know that he loves me equally? If so then yes I am selfish. If I don’t be selfish, how will I feel loved? I am flawed in many ways. I admit that I can be entitled, defensive and unreasonable. I argue even when I know I’m wrong. He is good in some ways, I know he loves me. Sometimes I don’t give him credit when it’s due and I’m unappreciative. I know that, and that is my fault. I am not blaming him for everything. I am in the wrong sometimes. I can admit that. I need to work on my flaws too and maybe I haven’t been doing enough but I hope to be reminded gently, not investigated on how many ‘strikes’ I hit and get told off. I know he loves me a lot and has made effort to change for me like he has done for no one before me. He has made some effort to make it work but at this point now, it feels like I can’t take this heartache so regularly anymore. I don’t ask for much, I ask for some time of his day, I ask that he makes some time for me, to be there when I am in doubt, to be a team and make key life decisions together, his life decisions too. To treat me with respect and equality. I don’t need 100% of his time, I just need to know that he is there when I need him. I am fine being apart, fine trying hard to move there, I know I can make it, I am fine taking the time and effort to fly up. But I need to know that he feels the same way about me. At the end of the day, I am the almost always the one who apologises and try to smooth things over. Even when I am the one who was upset. I want us to stop fighting. Even when he had an okcupid message on his phone and said he dk why it came up when he doesn’t use the app. I got upset but let it go bc I didn’t wna fight. If that happened to me, I will never hear the end of it. An incident happened yesterday where someone really upset me. Someone said I don’t have the top pedigree because I went to a ‘subpar school and company’. It hit a sore point, I cried for an hour. The first person I turned to were my friends, I didn’t even consider him telling him anymore. I don’t want to be a burden to him. I’m scared I am and he finds me annoying. Every guy I’ve been with tells me that I’m emotionally draining and not a joy to be with. I don’t want him to feel that way. I don’t want my unhappiness and sensitivity to make him unhappy. I want to see him happy, I really do; it makes me happy but i feel like I deserve more. Just some feelings that I bottled up or been unable to express vocally. He loves me but does he love me enough? Or maybe I am also the one who is giving selfish love. I am too dependent on him. Idk anything anymore. Maybe it’s miscommunication and I interpreted it wrongly. But does this make my despair ‘wrong’? Am I ‘victimising’? I think I lost myself halfway and can’t see what is clear anymore. I know that if I bring it up, we will have the same argument again and again, and really, I don’t want to make us both unhappy bc I’m so damn sensitive. I’m afraid to tell him that I want to give up because I really don’t; I want us to work, I want to be with him. But at what point will enough be enough? We can’t communicate calmly. It’s ‘who is right, who is wrong’. At the end of this, I feel like he would say ‘you are wrong in xyz and it’s ridiculous how you can’t see it’. I can hear that ringing in my head already. It’s an assumption but I have heard this phrase so many times I just expect it. I gave 100% at the start, I would make presents, think of what makes it happy. now it’s 70% bc the person who gives more will always feel resentful. I want him to say that he really wants to stay be with me and will try harder, both of us including me. He is the most important person in my life. But I’m scared to be hurt again. This is my point of view, maybe I seeing things in a biased point of view and I can’t see how I have hue him. But maybe again, I am being selfish and ignoring his feelings. I rarely see him sad. I wish that he would tell me calmly when I do something wrong or upset him. Then we can communicate and talk through it. I really want to know, I want to know what when he is sad, not raging, and address it. That sadness is masked by so much anger, I can’t imagine how lonely he is deep down. And I want to be there for him too, through dark times, if he will just let me be. Idk what to do w my life w/o him but I don’t want him to be unhappy with me either.
In 2011 I was 27 and living in Buenos AIres. I'd been in a nasty little breakup with an Argentine girl we’ll call “Marisol”. I had also apparently got her pregnant. It’s funny 9 years later I can openly talk about it, but it’s something my family nor my closest friends even knew about at the time. For the record she miscarried when I returned to the US for throat surgery and my grandmother’s funeral. I had developed a tumor that was later determined to be benign after getting the flu. I’m not ashamed to admit that at the time I felt so relieved. I knew that if she had the baby I would have to return to Buenos Aires to live permanately, because Marisol was like most Argentine women who were adamant about staying in their “beloved” Argentina. I also wasn’t keen on a half black and American baby growing up in Argentina. Anyway, at the time I had met some other really good friends in Buenos Aires that I still keep in touch with today. I think at the time I was under an extreme amount of pressure and needed people to talk to. I say this because I’ve always been an excellent judg of character. Somehow though I didn’t see the sinister intentions of my new “friend”. Looking back on it now the warning signs were everywhere. His name was Bill. Today I can’t really remember how we met. I think it was at some expat function or a party. In any event, looking back on it now Bill didn’t even look all that friendly. He was a slightly overweight, average looking, bald white guy with an awkward shaped looking head. He may not have “looked” friendly, but he exuded confidence, charisma and an overall feeling of just a friendly guy. We hit it off well and agreed to keep in touch. We started hanging out, going to the bars for drinks and to the clubs to party. It was like we became partners in crime. Nothing, and I mean nothing at the time alerted me to his psychopathic tendencies. I should back up then. I’ve always had this odd fascination with serial killers and psychology. I’ve come to the conclusion that most people conflate the sociopath w/the psychopath and even psychologists and law enforcement disagree on this. The way I’ve come to understand it is that in your lifetime you’ll meet many sociopaths and you’ll KNOW it. Psychopaths on the other hand, such as, Ted Bundy and Rodney Alcala (the dating game killer) present themselves as normal people and are highly intelligent. So intelligent they are, they’ve learned how to appear “normal” in society, while simultaneously lacking empathy and emotional connections that a normal person would display. They’re also able to compartmentalize their nefarious behavior, leading normal lives with partners and children, while stealing or beating, or even killing. Most psychopaths are not killers, but all serial killers exhibit signs of psychopathy. As I understand it sociopaths are far easier to spot. They typically are not as cunning or intelligent and are unable to to hide their lack of empathy or disregard for breaking the law or hurting others. In a word, they only care about themselves. I’m sure most of us here have encountered someone like that in their lives. Cold, callous and just not good people. All about them. And you know it. That’s a sociopath. Again most sociopaths don’t kill people. So getting back to Bill. Bill was nice, charismatic, and a “good” friend, who just seemed to be stressed with his finance “business” in Argentina. The man was smart, very smart. One night we went out to a club. On our way there Bill started rustling things around in his wallet and exclaimed, “[email protected]! You think I can borrow 100 pesos from you?” At the time 100 pesos was equivalent to about US $20. “Sure man of course”, I replied. He said, “Don’t worry I’ll pay you back”. “Yeah cool man, no problem”. So that was that and I gave Bill the money. We ended up having a good time as usual and went home after that . About a week went by and we had already met up a few times since we’d gone out to the club, and he still hadn’t returned the money. At the time I wasn’t in the best economical state and felt forced to ask for the money. It’s something I hate doing and something I don’t do often. With a quizzical look on his face Bill replied, “I gave it back to you already. Remember?” I replied, “No. You didn’t. Wait did you?” “Yeah of course man!” He was so good at lying. For a second or two I actually questioned myself. Maybe I had just forgotten. But, the problem is when you’re broke you remember ANYTHING related to money. I KNEW he hadn’t returned it to me. We went back and forth for a minute until I said, “Hey it’s fine if you don’t have, but you didn’t give it back to me”. Finally when Bill realized I wasn’t going to be swayed he said, “No no. It’s cool man. I was just pretty sure I gave the money back to you. If you said I didn’t then I didn’t. I just could’ve swore that you did”. I wasn’t even mad at him. I just figured the man was going through hard times. Money can do weird things to people I figured. He ended up giving me back the money and I just shrugged the whole thing off. Nothing out of the ordinary happened to us after that until one day a few months later Bill called me. I had returned to LA for emergency surgery on my throat and my grandma’s death. “Hey Jackson. It’s Bill. How are things”? We exchanged the usual pleasantries until he explained the reason for his call. “Listen I have a business proposition for you. So I have this—insert vague idea here—and all I would need is your id. With just your id you would be making $500.00/month”. Now at the time I was young, jobless and had temporarily moved back in my parents. I know most of you out there are saying how could I be so stupid, but you must understand Bill was my friend. I trusted him. He had paid me back the money in the end that he “believed” he didn’t owe me. I had no reason to suspect it was a scheme. I ask myself how I could’ve been taken, but that’s just how psychopathic this guy was. Think Ted Bundy charismatic. Anyway, the weeks went by, then months. I would email Bill about the business and my money. At first I would get short responses, until finally I got none. Finally, that’s when I started feeling weird about things. The bells started ringing. And then one day another friend of mine emailed me a link to an FBI bulletin. It turned out my friend Bill was an international fugitive. He was on the run from US authorities for fraud and had fled to Argentina. As if not to make matters worse this man created a customer service sham business and defrauded dozens of people in the process, including me. I never talked to Bill again, but it’s the first and only time in my life that I’ve met someone as cunning, calculated and cold as William Buckley. I still have some of the emails he sent me when we were “friends”. It’s really unbelievable. Then again, wait for the other story out of Argentina of my other “friend” who ended up threatening my life and who’s father had connections to the Ukranian mafia. Now that I think about it I was a [email protected] horrible judge of character in Argentina. Below you’ll find links to an article regarding William Buckley and the expats forum that discusses all his dirty deeds. So there you have it. My first, and hopefully only friendship, with a true socio/psychopath. Be wary of your friends folks. ETA: Bill didn't have to steal. He didn't come from a poor family. In fact, he often talked about the inheritance he received from his late grandmother, though he admitted he had run through it. He also went to business school and grew up upper-middle class. This is why I say Bill was a psychopath. He defrauded people either because he liked it or because of a compulsion. He never had too. His father owned a car dealership if I'm not mistaken. Link 1: https://wander-argentina.org/…/bill-buckley-fugitive-who-c…/ Link 2: https://baexpats.org/…/reporting-contact-with-an-internati…/ Link 3: https://www.denverpost.com/…/lease-brokers-owner-may-have-…/
2019.06.07 16:34 1337bobbarkerRated Arena is the most fun I've had in a very long time
Just wanted to share since a lot of the news around BFA has been pretty negative (and mostly for good reason). I've been wanting the Black Skeletal Warhorse or whatever it is since the season started but I'm the only schmuck in my guild that runs around with WM on. Trying to find a PvP partner was pretty difficult so I gave it up and focused on alts. I loved my Blood DK for the longest time but he simply felt too squishy in Mythics; UH PvP was fun enough I guess, but doing it by myself wasn't that exciting. My buddy recently leveled a Zandalari Druid and had mentioned that he did rated PvP once or twice on him. I took a shot at asking him and he said sure, let's give it a whirl. I've been part of these forums for a little bit now and if there's one thing I've taken from all of the videos, suggestions, watching streamers, advice - it's communicate. Communicate everything. This guy being my WoW friend, it was easy to hop into Discord, shoot the shit for a little bit and then get to it. Queue's popped pretty instantaneously so we talked about the group, what our strategy was, how we thought it should go. When the fight actually started though, we did have a ton of communication but it was so fast and so furious. For the first time in a very long time WoW was exhilarating. We both found ourselves holding our breaths multiple times throughout the matches. When we won we talked about what we could have done better. When we lost we reviewed what we could have done differently. Then we queue'd again. For our first go at it, I believe we won 7/10 matches. I had a stupid amount of fun and was left smiling the rest of the day. I don't know if rated will stay this fun, but the fact that we're just looking to get the mount should hopefully take some of the pressure off. Definitely looking forward to how high we can climb nonetheless.
This is one of the oldest, most well known GPT (Get-Paid-To) sites. They have plenty to offer, so you shouldn't get too bored. You can earn bonus points for meeting your daily goals, and you can earn up to 300 points ($3) for meeting your goal each day. They have one of the largest selections of rewards available, so you should easily find something you like. — Payment Proof. / Is it available in my country? *The site is International, but most earning opportunities are for US, UK, CA and AU.
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Gain is a high paying GPT site that allows you to complete offers, watch videos, complete surveys and more to earn coins. Gain operates in many countries. New users can start out with 100 coins by using this link. — Payment Proof.
↪ Withdrawal options include BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, CSGOSHOP, Coinbase. Gift cards (through Tango/Rewardlink) also available in certain countries only. ↪ Free daily bonus coins from 10-100 depending on your user level, claim them every 24h on the Gain offerwall ↪ Age minimum: 13+ ↪ No screwy point to dollar conversion ratios. 1,000 coins = $1. ↪ Active, friendly and easily accessible support ↪ Earn extra coins for being one of the top 3 earners each day and each month. TIPS: • Referral Incentive: New users get 100 coins ($0.10). Referring users get 5% of the referred users earnings. • Click on the PayPal Guide link after signing up to learn how to easily convert your earnings from Crypto>PayPal with CoinBase. • 5% Earning Bonus: Sign up to the site with your Steam account and add gain.gg to the end of your steam username to earn a 5% bonus on your earnings. • Offers over 4000 coins are automatically held, message Support Chat (click Support on the top right of the chat box) to have the coins released for you.
GG2U is a GPT (Get-Paid-To) site. The website is a bit outdated looking, and it can feel clunky at times, but don't let that fool you. It has some of the highest paying rates, and has a few unique offer walls and plenty of survey routers that you rarely see on other sites. The customer support is great as well. The owner responds pretty quickly and is always willing to help out. This site is focused on gamers and has some gaming tasks, but there are plenty of things to do for non-gamers as well. — Payment Proof. *The site is International, but most earning opportunities are for US, UK, CA and AU.
↪ Age minimum: 13 ↪ Offers: Surveys, Offer Walls, Tasks, Videos, Gaming Tasks, and Promotional Link Shortener. ↪ Get paid for listening to the radio (US, CA, UK) ↪ Payout: [Minimum: $7] PayPal, BTC to Coinbase, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Google Play, iTunes, Nintendo eShop, Playstation GC, Steam, Target, Walmart, Xbox GC ↪ Referral Incentive: The referring user earns 5% for life. TIPS: • For every 5 cash out requests, you get a Golden Token which will give you $1-7. This results in an average 7.8% higher payments if cashing out at the minimum each time. • If you contact support, you can request to have your payouts issued at the minimum cashout amount rather than for your full balance. This will let you make the most out of the Golden Tickets.
PrizeRebel is a GPT (Get-Paid-To) site. They have many offer walls and survey providers available. You can earn bonus points for meeting your daily goals, and they have bi-monthly contests that reward the top earners. They also have a Level program that allows you to earn a bigger percentage from your referrals, prize discounts, special bonuses, and automatic prize processing. Level up by earning more points. — Payment Proof. *The site is International, but most earning opportunities are for US, UK, CA and AU.
↪ Age minimum: 16 ↪ Offers: Surveys, Offer Walls, Tasks, Videos, Coupons, and Earning Contests. ↪ Payout: [Minimum: $2] Amazon, PayPal, VISA, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Raffles and many more. ↪ Referral Incentive: 15-30% of what your referrals earn for life. TIPS: • Meet your daily goal each day to earn bonus points.
Fetch is an app available for both Android and iOS where users earn money for scanning receipts and for purchasing specific products or brands. You get points for every receipt from a grocery retailer, supermarket, club wholesaler, home improvement/hardware store, pet store or convenience stores, regardless of what you buy. You can get additional points for purchasing specific products or specific brands. Receipts cannot be more than 2 weeks old. It can also be set it up to passively collect e-receipts. — Payment Proof.
↪ Age minimum: Age of majority in your jurisdiction (Usually this is 18). ↪ Offers: Cash back for scanning receipts and buying specific products or brands. ↪ Payout: [Minimum $3] Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Xbox, Applebee's and many more. ↪ Referral Incentive: Both the referrer and the referred user get $2-5 when they scan their first receipt. The exact amount varies depending on the current promotion. This is close to or above the minimum cash out amount. TIPS: • Make sure to check for rebates on any items you regularly stock up on. • You don’t need to add rebates before purchasing items.
Ibotta is an app available for both Android and iOS that gives cash back for shopping at Ibotta's retail and then scanning your receipts to prove what purchases were made. They currently support around 160 stores. Most offers are for newer brands, but they often have well-known names such as Glade or Kraft. They also regularly have cash back deals for "any item" or "any brand". You can also get cash back for shopping on sites such as Amazon and various services such as meal delivery. — Payment Proof.
↪ Age minimum: 18 ↪ Offers: Cash back. ↪ Payout: [Minimum $20] Paypal, Venmo, Amazon, BestBuy, Starbucks and many more. ↪ Referral: Referred users get a $20 Welcome Bonus after redeeming their first brand name receipt. Referring users get $5 for each referred user who receives their welcome bonus. They also often run bonuses for referring a certain number of users during the month. TIPS:: • Always check for the "Any Item" rebate before scanning a receipt. • Check your account for bonuses. They often have bonuses for redeeming certain groups of rebates or for redeeming a certain number of rebates within a time limit. • You can link your Facebook account in order to participate in teamwork bonuses with friends.
Earn for watching videos with advertisements. All you have to do is create an account, log in, visit the Rewards page, choose a loyalty rewards partner, and then start watching. You can then transfer and redeem your credits via the partner's platform. *The site is International but currently limited to United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden,Romania, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Greece, France, Finland, Spain, Estonia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, India. Ukraine, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombia, Malaysia, Thailand, Ecuador, Peru, United Arab Emirates, Phillipines.
↪ At the Promo Center, you can also earn points by taking surveys, downloading apps, trying products, and more! ↪ Hideout is currently limited to only one account/device per household. ↪ Hideout credits are worth different amounts depending on which site you transfer them to. Shop around to see which site/loyalty partner offers the best all around value for you. ↪ Age minimum: 13 ↪ Payout: You need to have earned at least 9 points to redeem/transfer and can only do 3 transfers per day. TIPS: • Earn daily free rewards points by watching at least one video and then going to any video on Hideout.tv, and clicking on the "Rewards" button. You'll then see a filled-in, one-use promo code. • Hideout frequently posts promo codes on their Facebook so check often because they have limited uses. • Earn more on HideoutTV's sister sites using the same login info as HideoutTV (still only one device/site at a time) ThePanda, Letscheckin and Popjoy
Mturk is a platform that allows clients to post a large number of jobs. It is a bit more professional than the typical /beermoney site. You work for "requesters" and they can approve or reject your submitted tasks, also known as HITs. You can earn a lot more money on this site than other typical /beermoney sites, but you need to pay attention to which jobs you accept. Not all HITs pay well. They do require some sensitive information from you for tax purposes. Not everyone gets approved to work here, and some people will be approved months or years after being rejected. — Payment Proof. *This site is international, but most of the tasks are only available for the USA. International users can only redeem Amazon.com balance.
↪ Age minimum: 18 ↪ Offers: A large number of tasks including Surveys, Transcription, Translation, Website Testing, Data Entry and much more. ↪ Payout: [Minimum $0.01] Amazon.com Balance and Amazon Payments Balance. Amazon Payments Balance can be transferred to a bank account. Note: All Amazon Balance is for the USA Amazon.com website regardless of your country. ↪ Referral Incentive: None TIPS: • Only do HITs that pay at least 10¢/minute. This gives you a rate of $6/hour. Mturk crowd forum and /hitsworthturkingfor are good places to check for higher paying HITs. • It is better to return a HIT than to submit to if you are unsure whether the requester will approve it. Returning a HIT will not negatively affect you, but a rejection will. • Scripts are allowed and encouraged. Checked /mturk for more tips and suggestions.
UserTesting is a usability testing site. You get paid to record your screen and speak aloud while performing a number of specified tasks. These tasks are generally related to testing a website or an app, but some tests may have you complete a survey, play a game, test new software, etc. At the start you may receive $3 sample tests, but after a while you will see $10 unmoderated tests. Moderated tests start at $30 per test, and usually require you to have a webcam. Payment arrives via PayPal exactly 7 days after your test is completed. — Payment Proof. *The site is International, but most earning opportunities are for US, UK, CA and AU.
↪ Age minimum: 18 ↪ Offers: Usability testing ↪ Payout: [Minimum: None] PayPal ↪ Referral Incentive: None. TIPS: • Completing the unpaid surveys at the top may qualify you for additional tests. • Make sure to follow instructions carefully, keep talking, and be professional. Keeping a high quality rating is essential if you want to receive plenty of tests.
GetUpside is an app available on both Android and iOS that gives you cash back on gas, groceries and restaurants. You can get up to $0.25 per gallon of gas (or up to $0.50 per gallon twice per day), 15% on groceries, and 35% at restaurants. Some gas stations offer cash back on convenience store purchases, car washes, inspections, oil changes, etc. GetUpside also gives you a map of all the participating gas stations in your area, and you can get additional points for confirming or fixing the prices.
↪ Age Minimum: 13 ↪ Offers: Cashback on gas, groceries and restaurants. ↪ Payout: PayPal ($1 fee if under $15), Check ($1 fee if under $50), Amazon, Home Depot, Target, and many more. [GC Minimum: $10] ↪ Referral Incentive: The referred user gets $0.15-$0.20 off per gallon of gas on their first purchase. The referring user gets $0.01-$0.02 per gallon from direct referrals, and $0.005-$0.01 per gallon for indirect referrals for life. Amount varies per person. As of 05/18/20 (not sure how long it will last) new users who sign up with the link above get a $7-$14(varies per person) bonus if they buy at least $10 worth of gas. TIPS: • You must make your purchase with a debit or credit card. Cash, prepaid cards, gift cards, and EBT are not eligible forms of payment. • You only have 4 hours to make your gas or restaurant purchase after claiming the offer. Grocery offers have 24 hours. All receipts must be scanned within 24 hours from when you claim the offer.
Cash Back From Shopping Online
These sites give cash back on your online purchases. Online purchases require you to click their affiliate link prior to shopping. Ebates US has in-store offers as well. In-store purchases require you to link a debit/credit card and to active the offer prior to shopping. Most of these sites are International, but your shopping opportunities may be limited, and you will only get paid in the associated currency. — Ebates Payment Proof.
TIPS: • Make sure to click on the "Shop Now" or “Get Cashback” button before adding items to your cart. Otherwise, your shopping trip may not count. • You can only use one shopping portal per shopping trip. Attempting to use more than one may cause problems crediting your account. • Disable any ad blockers while shopping. • For US Users: Sometimes you can earn more cash back on Ebates or TopCashBack than the other for a particular store. Check both sites if you want to get the most cash back for each purchase. • For TopCashBack UK Users: New users are automatically enrolled into the Plus membership. Downgrade to the Classic membership to avoid being charged £5/year.
Master Card, PayPal, BACS, Gift Cards, British Airways
Amazon Pay, NEFT, Paytm
PayPal, Amazon, UnionPay
New User Bonus
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Sites to Avoid: Definitely DO NOT post these.
✖ Earnsanity — Shady owner, sketchy site. Held giveaway and then refunded the prizes after it was over. History of scamming many others. AVOID AT ALL COSTS UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SCAMMED. ✖ Paidverts — Shady owner, sketchy site. Keeps doing debt swaps (cash to BAP). Do not post. ✖ Neobux — It isn’t really a scam, but they operate as a pyramid scheme. There’s money to be made online, but it’s definitely not there. ✖ MarketGlory — It does pay out, but the pay is absolutely ridiculous. The only way to make a decent amount of money is to have a lot of referrals, and referral whoring on this subreddit WILL result in a permanent ban. ✖ MindSumo — Not actually a /beermoney site. It’s only spam in this sub. ✖ G2A — Scam/sells stolen keys. ✖ Robinhood — This is spammed on our sub constantly. ✖ Quickthoughts — Many reports of people being banned when trying to withdraw as of 10/2018. Do your due diligence before possibly wasting your time on this app. ✖ Sites with $100+ minimum — These sites usually offer higher than normal payments for simple tasks, with a high minimum to cash out. They are always scams. ✖ Generic news sites that pay you ridiculous amounts to read an article (two euros??) — Common sense should take care of this, but in case it doesn’t, it’s always a scam. The site is usually hosted somewhere in Eastern Europe, and you will never get paid. ✖ Free bitcoin sites/"faucets" (THIS INCLUDES QOINPRO) — This is not referring to those video-viewing/task sites (although they’re still paying fragments of a penny). I’m talking about sites that give you 0.000001BTC to fill a captcha (freebitco.in, dailybitcoins). Admittedly many beermoney sites pay low, but don’t even bother with these. Also: Bitcoin mining is NO LONGER PROFITABLE. If you're really so keen on getting bitcoins, doing so through an exchange is your best option. Here are a few more scam sites and sketchy sites.
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2018.11.08 05:12 Fuckoff555A list about feminism misandry for anyone who thinks that feminism fights for men’s rights, for anyone who thinks that feminism was only a sexist movement starting from the third wave and for anyone who accuse the MRM of being a sexist movement, while still defending feminism.
"The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race." — Sally Miller Gearhart, in The Future - If There Is One - Is Female. "To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo." _Valerie Solanas, Authoress of the SCUM Manifesto
2018.11.07 20:33 OdiwhReturning to PVP since burning crusade and hit 1600!
Hey everyone I used to be an avid PVP'er in burning crusade and haven't really played seriously since than other than messing around in random BG's. Last night me and my partner MW/FDK hit 1600! I know this probably isn't a big accomplishment for more but after a couple weeks of grinding around the 1300 level and slowly seeing improvement in our play in addition to resources such as this forum and thelootdistrict we were thrilled to finally break 1600. I had a quick question about fury warriors. We seem to run into a lot of fury/healer comps and the fury pressure seems to be out of control. They generally focus me down and I can't seem to stay alive long enough to give me DK a chance to kill either of them. Ive tried spacing out my incapacitate, stun and ring but between his charges and snares and BS I can't keep him off me for long ive even tried taking disarm and asking my DK for peels. Im sure I'm probably doing something wrong was hoping for some feedback. Thanks again for all the help and heres to hoping for 1800!
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