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[USA][H] Zelda Windwaker HD, 2 N64 Grey Controllers, games for GBA, N64, SNES, NES, PS1, PS2, PSP, some CIB or with cases. [W] Paypal

2023.06.01 21:43 tmac2015 [USA][H] Zelda Windwaker HD, 2 N64 Grey Controllers, games for GBA, N64, SNES, NES, PS1, PS2, PSP, some CIB or with cases. [W] Paypal

Willing to give a deal if you buy multiple items. Buyer pays +$10 for shipping since that's just the flat rate here, so if you buy 1 thing or everything it will be $10 for shipping. Let me know if you need pics!

Zelda: Windwaker HD Nintendo Selects WIIU [CIB] - $45.00

2x N64 Gray Controllers [Loose] - $13.00 Each

GBA Games

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Legend [Loose] - $12.00
The Sims Bustin' Out [Loose] - $10.00

N64 Games

WCW Nitro [Loose] - $10.00
Tetrisphere [Loose] - $10.00
Turok 2 [Loose] - $9.00

SNES Games

Metal Combat [Loose] - $9.00
Pilotwings [Loose] - $9.00
James Bond Jr [Loose] - $10.00
Adventures of Mighty Max [Loose] - $10.00
Rap Jam Volume 1 [Cartridge and Case] - $20.00

NES Games

Paperboy [Loose] - $13.00
Elevator Action [Loose] - $10.00
Bandai Golf Challenge Pebble Beach [CIB] - $15.00

PS1 Games

Crash Bandicoot (Greatest Hits) [CIB] - $10.00

PS2 Games

Sly 2 Band of Thieves Greatest hits [CIB] - $11.00
Maximo Ghosts to Glory [CIB] - $14.00
Blood Omen 2 [Almost CIB, Missing Manual] - $10.00
God of War 2 [CIB] - $10.00

PSP Games

007 From Russia With Love [CIB] - $10.00
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2023.06.01 21:24 Conspire2Inspire League Amateur Tournament(s) I am Hosting, and My Initial Thoughts on the LCS and the NA Amateur Scene Prospectively Dying

Hello Everyone,
I would like to first thank everyone who participated in last week’s streamer tournament, as well as everyone who watched, because it really is a good time for everyone involved and there is a ton of fun in watching friends and acquaintances compete head-to-head to see who becomes the reigning champions.
This week’s tournament will be on Friday at 8:30 P.M. E.S.T (as is usual) and is open to everyone (as is the norm). The prize pool will be $100 dollars and will be split between the top three teams. The split for the prize pool will be as follows:
  1. $50 dollars to the first-place team.
  2. $25 dollars to the team that places second.
  3. $25 dollars to the team that places third.
Around 7:45-8 E.S.T. There will, hopefully, be a show match between Diamond-Masters players. If any of you are interested in watching a higher Elo match, this is your chance.
There are some further announcements that I am looking forward to speaking to you all about.
Streamer Tournament v2 on the 16th of August
I had initially planned to do one and done (at least for the foreseeable future), until I was contacted by a streamer who informed me that there were multiple people interested in doing a streaming tournament in addition to ones, I had known beforehand. The prize pool is TBD as of now, but I am hoping to get a minimum of 12 teams this time…. And potentially up to 16 teams.
The format/brackets are to be determined, as are the streamers who will be participating. However, if any streamers are interested in joining this tournament, please reach out to me.
The idea is to be able to connect with your viewers and followers by forming teams with them, connect with other league streamers in the space, and have a good time while potentially earning a little something.
Clips Tournament 23rd of August + Regularly Scheduled Tournament
The first is a clips tournament for my channel with a prize pool of $125 for the 23rd of August. The categories are:
  1. Funniest Clip.
  2. Most Badass.
  3. Wholesome.
  4. Good Vibes.
  5. Chat’s Favorite.
Each category winner will receive $20 dollars, with a further $25 dollars in reserve to go to clips I find personally appealing but might not have won in whatever allocation I deem fit. You can make multiple entries, and each entry can be in more than one category so long as you state the category the clip is in. All clips will automatically be entrants for “Chat’s favorite.”
Final Thoughts
I have been doing in-house games and tournaments since the tail end of February, and they’ve gradually progressed. While I won’t be able to have a prize pool for every single tournament every single week I generally try to provide at least something. Throughout this period, a lot of people have had a lot of fun and at the end of the day that’s what matters to any single one of us.
I have also been helping someone form a NA league in conjunction with someone else who has an established pool of people in their two discords, with over 1600+ people between the two discords if I am correct. I hope to be able to talk about this with people who might be interested because the competitive amateur scene is something I am deeply passionate about. This league also has its own broadcast and production talent and a dedicated channel for their content. In short, it’s going to be great and I am really excited to talk to you guys about this.
At the end of the day, there has been a lot of drama regarding the player walkout and whether the LCS will die. There has also been a lot of nostalgia regarding the way things used to be in the earliest seasons of the League where the competitive circuit was more homegrown. At the end of the day, it’s incumbent upon those of us who love the scene to support the scene whether it be by giving constructive criticism, hosting tournaments and show-matches, shining a spotlight on young and upcoming, and yes actually watching the amateur scene. That’s not to say that Riot has properly supported the amateur scene… They haven’t. But, the LCS and NA amateur scene is not only salvageable but with proper planning and commitment by all parties involved (the teams/content creators/Amateur Tournament Organizers/Riot/Viewers/Broadcast & Production Talent) can actually thrive.
I will be writing a post with my thoughts on how to “fix” what is broken in the LCS model and will be posting it. I think it’s more beneficial to put forth ideas that can ultimately potentially be picked up, then castigate what has already been done and failed. I thank each and every one of you for reading this all and look forward to posting my thoughts today (hopefully).
You can find my discord here if you wish to participate in the tournaments, and giveaways, that I host: https://discord.gg/vGWu8nfZCx
You can find me going live every day at 7:30 P.M. EST here: Conspire2Inspire - Twitch
Best,
Conspire2Inspire
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2023.06.01 21:20 ansi09 MessariCrypto Report - Evaluating Validator Decentralization: Geographic and Infrastructure Distribution in Proof-of-Stake Networks

MessariCrypto Report - Evaluating Validator Decentralization: Geographic and Infrastructure Distribution in Proof-of-Stake Networks
Source: https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1664282150710185989
1/ Decentralization is key to a resilient Proof-of-Stake network.
Let's explore the benefits, challenges, and new standards set by @sunnydece and @theSamPadilla
for measuring and improving operational decentralization in public PoS networks. 🧵
https://preview.redd.it/q7vssnelhg3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=30ee5fe9bac23c91ad8b4500326ca56ba2ec7e72
2/ In a PoS system, validators play a crucial role as the backbone of global computing platforms.
They validate and record transactions, ensuring consensus on the chain of blocks.
Understanding their functions and operational factors is essential to measure decentralization.
https://preview.redd.it/9ucb1mmfhg3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=21aeb2c3a17a143b8fd545bf9bbc1112c2742207
3/ Exploring operational decentralization in PoS networks, we examine factors like hardware requirements, ongoing expenses, stake delegation, and active validator set caps.
Network design impacts diversity of operators and resource-intensive infrastructure choices.

4/ Measuring operational decentralization in PoS networks involves assessing stake and validator distribution across software, hosting, and location.
The Nakamoto coefficient sets a threshold for system compromise.
Qualitative factors and caveats add depth to the analysis.

5/ Analyzing operational decentralization in PoS networks.
Client diversity is crucial for network stability.
Different validator client implementations offer varied performance and reduce the risk of code errors. Let's dive into client distribution and its impact.

6/ Validator clients are the software that node operators use to connect to the network. Networks like @avax, @Cardano, and @NEARProtocol have single-client implementations, leading to concentration.
@Ethereum has multiple clients, but @go_ethereum and @prylabs dominate.
https://preview.redd.it/aaunt5qrhg3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=22bf3171d1c22952c19a39abc3660e66063c522c
7/ #Ethereum's dominance of @go_ethereum (62% execution clients) and @prylabs (38% consensus clients) caused network instability at times.
@Solana experienced downtime due to reliance on a single client but is developing new clients like
@jito_labs and @jump_firedancer.
https://preview.redd.it/n83yba8vhg3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=94f73b2ab09fe01175f904f9ebbf147f4a489362
8/ Hosting distribution also affects operational decentralization. Most networks rely on hosted servers due to convenience and cost efficiency.
@awscloud, @OVHcloud, @Hetzner_Online, and @googlecloud are dominant providers.
https://preview.redd.it/djmwpwmxhg3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=e8a0eb0da969c84ed42a8573599639cc5cb0d728
9/ Geographic distribution plays a vital role in network resilience.
Networks should be well-distributed across regions to mitigate localized issues and avoid censorship risks.
However, Europe and North America dominate, with limited representation in other regions.
https://preview.redd.it/h3rl5zhzhg3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=54a645d362ad85ce6ee8e651869264c777ab2d63
10/ Stake concentration across dominant hosting providers like @awscloud is a concern.
@Cardano has a notable amount of self-hosted validators, while @Solana relies less on dominant providers.
https://preview.redd.it/4te0c2r5ig3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=60f7a12facbd39ead8a64159bfc706af762f251d
Understanding hosting distribution helps mitigate risks of infrastructure failures.
11/ Operational Nakamoto coefficients measure client diversity, hosting distribution, and geographic distribution.
It's essential to assess these factors to evaluate the operational decentralization of PoS networks.
12/ To assess network resilience, we computed operational Nakamoto coefficients for
@avax, @Cardano, @NEARProtocol, @Solana, and @Aptos_Network.
Weighted averages were assigned to node software (0.4), node hosting infrastructure (0.3), and geographic location (0.3).
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13/ Across all networks analyzed, @avax and @NEARProtocol score 1.3, @Cardano and @Aptos_Network score 1.6, and @Solana slightly surpasses others with a score of 1.9.
No network requires multiple unrelated failures to disrupt its operation.

14/ One common trend is the reliance on similar infrastructure and early-developed clients, with AWS and representation in the United States and Germany being prominent.
Stake concentration is consistently higher than validator distribution.

15/ As networks evolve, it's essential to prioritize operational decentralization.
Validator operators should diversify hosting solutions and leverage technologies like DVT for enhanced security.

16/ For an in-depth evaluation of Validator Decentralization: Geographic and Infrastructure Distribution in Proof-of-Stake Networks, check out the full report from @sunnydece and @theSamPadilla.
https://messari.io/report/evaluating-validator-decentralization-geographic-and-infrastructure-distribution-in-proof-of-stake-networks
https://preview.redd.it/8bzn5v8hig3b1.png?width=680&format=png&auto=webp&s=411d588aa9fd378e6cc620f5b3ede0a30b8f5489
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2023.06.01 21:05 LittleBigPancake How to make this speaker setup work?

I'm currently building a custom DIY synthesizer and now wanting to add stereo speakers into the case to play the sound out loud. So from the research I've done, it seems like the the move is to buy 2 full range speakers (Dayton Audio PS95-8 3-1/2") and then hook them up to a power amp. The biggest question for me right now is what power amp will work with this setup. A huge constraint I have is that the power source I'm currently using that would power the amp board can only output up to 1.5A 12v or 4A 5v, does that seem like it would be enough?
Here is one of the power amp boards I was thinking about getting: https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-KAB-215v2-2-x-15W-Class-D-Audio-Amplifier-Board-with-Bluetooth-5.0-325-500?quantity=1
The power amp board above says: " Working voltage: 12 to 24 VDC, 2A" Which leads me to believe that my 1.5A 12v power supply wouldn't be enough to power the amp board, but if I'm not cranking everything to max volume would it be okay? I'm really confused about the power amp board side of things and any guidance would be super appreciated because I'm feeling super lost lol
Also I'm obviously not looking for the most hi-fi setup in the world, I just wanna be able to hear the sound if I don't have my headphones or want to share the sound with multiple people in a room
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2023.06.01 21:02 Sensitive_Way_7451 Mother-In-Law Using Coersion to get me to drop out of graduate school

So there are a lot of variables in play here and multiple sides of the story so I understand that I am only giving my perspective of things but here it goes (apologies for it being so long)...
A few years ago my wife and I BOTH came to the decision that I should leave my current career (which has been so stressful and time consuming that it was causing significant medical problems for me) and start grad school to change to a career which I would be happier with and allowed me to be more present with my family.
We jointly agreed for me to leave my high paying, 70+ hour a week job and start graduate school. Almost immediately from the start, I realized that people SAYING they would support my decision and ACTUALLY supporting my decision were two different things. I became very isolated and alienated from my family as my spouse never supported it and always complained that it took too much time and getting mad at me when I would confide that I had a stressful assignment or class coming up. My mother-in-law would actively snort or laugh whenever I mentioned that I had a big assignment due or something that I had to take care of for school.
It's at this point that I should say that the job I got while in grad school was a lot less hours (still full time) but didn't pay anywhere near what I was making but made me VERY happy. As a result, my spouse started keeping a ledger of what I wasn't able to pay and shared this constantly with my mother-in-law. I agree that I took too long staying at the low paying job, but once it clicked that my spouse was struggling more than I was aware, I quit that job and went back to my high-stress, 60+ hour work week so that I could regain the ability to fulfill my financial obligations. My spouse still said that I need to pay every penny back from what I wasn't able to pay and I started feeling financially doomed and started running behind on a lot of critical things (e.g. car payments, credit card bills, etc.) all the while the disdain for my schooling was becoming increasingly aggressive and mocked) I started feeling very lonely and even more isolated. We had our first son after the first year or so of grad school and everything fell apart.
It's at this point I should say that I have struggled with sex addiction for years. While I never physically cheated on anyone, I would engage in internet or chat based sexual experiences. This picked up even more while I was married and even more while I was in grad school. I'm not proud of it, and I understand how much it hurt my spouse when they found out. It's easy to say that I honestly thought in a weird way that it wasn't cheating because I wasn't physically with anybody or even somebody that I knew, but I realize now that's not the case. It may be pointless to say this but I was also a very lonely person and the gratification I felt helped me feel at least momentarily better about myself.
About a year ago my wife found out about this and, understandably, I was kicked out of the house for about 4 to 5 months and came extremely close to losing her and my family. Thankfully, with a lot of therapy and work on myself, we were able to get past my indiscretions and start rebuilding our relationship. As part of this, I agreed to take a year off from graduate school. I restarted this past fall (a semester early only because I was required to by my program or face expulsion) with only 1 class as I had to be a registered student to start the process of applying for a program required internship to complete my grad degree. During couple's therapy we talked about how internship would somewhat remove me from time spent with the family and that I would only do it if everyone agreed it was doable and ok. Everyone agreed. I brought up how alienated I felt by everyone laughing and sneering at something that was so important for me... Then I asked again, several times, making sure everyone was comfortable with this process. Everyone agreed I should do it.
During this time, my partner brought up the fact that they really wanted another baby (which I did too but felt it was still early on in the rebuilding phase of our relationship). We had gone through IVF and had several fertilized embryos just waiting. We decided to have another baby who is due at the end of June. "We" also decided that it was a good time to sell our house and move (keep in mind we didn't have the finances for it, something which I brought up vehemently time and time again...like, "How can we do this? How will we pay for everything?")
Part of the agreement on another baby was moving closer to my in-laws so that they could help with the kiddos. My in-laws had several conversations with my spouse that I wasn't part of saying that they would help financially with a new house or rent until we could get our current house sold and get settled in a new place. Part of the reason for the move was also to be closer to them so that they could help with our two little boys. At this point I should say that we rely heavily on my in-laws because I don't have any family that could help or be responsible enough to be trusted (mom passed away after battles with substance use, bi-polar disorder, and suicide, and dad is on the autism spectrum and battles a substance use disorder which sees him in and out of addiction programs several times a year).
So fast forward another 9 months and we are ready to have another baby but out of nowhere 4 days ago, my partner tells me that they want me to take ANOTHER year off to be present with the family and help. I admit I was angry because, while to some it may not be a big deal, for me, it's one of the first things in my life that I have felt I have accomplished on my own as well as something that makes me happy and not constantly weighed down by stress, anxiety, and depression.
Against my wishes, because I care for my family, I agreed to ask for another year off. I met yesterday with a facilitator of the program and they said that pushing off internship another year would not be a big deal. Today I received an email from the department saying that I can take a year off, I just have to remain a registered student (because I can't take another leave without being kicked out of the program). This means finishing the 1 class I am in this semester, and taking 1 simple class next semester so that I can restart the internship process in January 2024 to obtain an internship by next year - July 2024. This is their process and I cannot change it.
After being devastated that I had to do this in the first place, but understanding why, I spoke with my spouse today and showed them the email. They immediately became inconsolable because they said this isn't a full year off and that I won't be present with the family and the new baby (which I WOULD be but also a reason why we were moving closer to in-laws to begin with). After a little bit of conversation, they also let slip that they talked with my mother-in-law today and, without even bringing up that I may have to take another class before internship starts, they said that if I take any classes AT ALL, they will NOT provide the significant financial support they agreed to so that we could move to an area closer to them (an area that they chose because they don't want to drive far and also an area that is VERY expensive). The kicker is, we just signed a 12 month lease for a house to rent while we sell OUR house and we move in to the new house in 2 days. More upsetting, is the fact that we will have to pay our mortgage AND rent until our house sells which we ONLY AGREED was a good plan BECAUSE our in-laws offered (we didn't ask) to provide significant financial support to make it possible...without it we are royally screwed and will probably lose the house.
So I am sitting here, understanding everybody's point of view, but feeling like like personal future has just been relegated to working in a career that will probably kill be by the age of 50, being forced into a situation which will make me quit my grad program AT THE VERY TAIL END OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS, as well as leave me about $70k more in debt than I started with for something that I won't even get all the while feeling as though I have no say in how my own life turns out...
Everybody literally called me crazy because I dared voice concern that I didn't feel like anyone supported my being in grad school even though they said they did and I am also being made to feel like I don't contribute to anything (which I am now back to working 60 hours a week with an hour commute each day 5 days a week while paying for a lot of stuff, now more than my half (which for the record I am totally ok with for that last part, still doing grad school AND still being a good parent to my son and helping with household chores (my partner doesn't clean, do laundry, or dishes AT ALL...It's all on me to get done and always has been).
If anyone bothered to read this whole thing, does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom on how to move forward?
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2023.06.01 21:00 DiscoverDurham Things to Do in Durham this Weekend (Jun 1-4)

Check out our full Durham events calendar.
If you'd like to add an event to our calendar, submit an event here. Please check with the event organizers to see if events change due to weather. Have a great weekend!

June Featured Events

53rd Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival at Rock Quarry Park
1776 at DPAC
PLAYlist Concert Series: Raíces, Rutas, y Ritmos at Durham Central Park

Venue Weekend Schedules

Events at The Carolina Theatre
Events at The Pinhook
Events at Motorco Music hall
Events at The Fruit
Live Music at Blue Note Grill
Events at Moon Dog Meadery
Live Music at Sharp 9 Gallery
Events at Arcana
Events at Rubies on Five Points
Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Live Comedy at Mettlesome
Events at Boxyard RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP
Events at Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

Local Sports

Durham Bulls Home Stand at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Running of the Bulls 8K at Historic Durham Athletic Park

Thursday, Jun 1

Thirsty Thursdays at Dashi
Vinyl Night with DJ Deckades at Gizmo Brew Works
Boulders & Brews Meetup at Triangle Rock Club - Durham
Trivia Night w/Big Slow Tom at Clouds Brewing Brightleaf Square

Friday, Jun 2

Tasting at Ten at Counter Culture Coffee
Garden Printing: Cyanotypes and Hammered Flower Prints on Fabric at Duke Campus Farm

Saturday, Jun 3

Durham Farmers’ Market at Durham Central Park
South Durham Farmers' Market at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center
parkrun Durham at Southern Boundaries Park
Hayti Walking History Tour at Hayti Heritage Center
Nasher Community Celebration at the Nasher Museum of Art
MAKRS Pop-up at Durham Central Park
Crafternoons at Gizmo Brew Works
Beaver Queen Pageant — Once Upon a Wetland... at Duke Park

Sunday, Jun 4

Al Strong Presents Jazz Brunch at Alley Twenty Six
Art-n-Soul Market at Mystic Farm & Distillery
Public Tour at Duke Chapel
Trivia at Navigator Beverage Co.

Running Art Exhibits

upstART Gallery: A Jim Lee Project at Pop Box Gallery
Exhibit at 21c Museum Hotel
“Extra-Spectral” at the Durham Art Guild Truist Gallery
Donna Stubbs, Featured Artist at 5 Points Gallery
Chieko Murasugi & Renzo Ortega at Craven Allen Gallery
Spirit in the Land at the Nasher
Andy Warhol: You Look Good in Pictures at the Nasher
Art of Peru at the Nasher
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2023.06.01 20:59 UNDAWN_Domo Undawn - Action Plan - Community Event - FULL LEGAL RULES

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2023.06.01 20:59 UNDAWN_Domo Undawn - Action Plan - Community Event

Undawn - Action Plan - Community Event
Hello Survivors!
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If you haven’t heard yet, the time is here and we’d like to know your plans for the release of Undawn! It could be as simple as exploring the world at your own pace, building the best homestead, or taking on all the toughest challenges. You can enter by sharing in the official Discord server in the channel #action-plan-event or on socials. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #ActionPlanUndawn and #Sweepstakes to officially enter. We hope you’re excited as we are, and we can’t wait to hear what’s the first thing you plan to do in Undawn!
How to participate?
  1. Share your action plan (text, image, or video) in the #action-plan-event channel on Discord or, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Reddit.
  2. Use the hashtags #ActionPlanUndawn and #Sweepstakes
  3. You’re officially done and entered to win one of the prizes!
Dates:
  • Start - June 1st, 2023 at 12 PM PDT
  • End - June 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT
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Please make sure you submit your entry before the deadline!
Judging, Rules, and Prizing
  • There will be six (6) randomly selected winners for this event:
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2023.06.01 20:54 rlnjkm Is LISK a Bisexual Sadist Sexual Serial Killer?

Is LISK a bisexual sadist serial killer; grooming, attacking and murdering both men and women and why do few people really want to consider this?
A reasonable case for this can be made with just allowing one’s perspective to see all of the overarching evidence and challenge law enforcement’s one dimensional, myopic and hastily put together narrative.
As stated many times before, SCPD believes “Asian Male” to be an outlier, a surprise to LISK, who being all heterosexual, beat this person to death in a fit of rage. On the surface, this is a plausible assessment; that is, if there weren't any other males found in proximity (location and time), to female victims, or found in some sort of female clothing. How does that align when SCPD also has a keen eye on Andre Jamal “Sugar Bear'' Issac, going so far as to incorporate a link to the Gilgo News website, and “owning” the case, despite their torso being found in Arverne, in a female bodysuit and skirt?
The link, or links?
As my research progressed, using my map, it became rather obvious to me that there was something more going on than the narrative suggests. The list of male victims I’ve compiled are not conclusive and there could very well be any number of reasons and tons of other POI’s, but if “Asian Male” and Sugar Bear and the Manorville Males are in LISK’s orbit, then so too are the men I will introduce below.
SCPD, subsequently and consistently has denied any link between the three murdered males found in Manorville, 2000, 2003 and 2012, despite being in relative proximity to Jessica Taylor and Valerie Mack (who were also found along Ocean Parkway in the Gilgo Beach area).
But, is this accurate?
Not by a long shot…..here is why…
What if LISK selected both women and men, to moderately groom and ultimately murder?
Before I get to that, I wanted to thoroughly look at Sexual Serial Killers in general. Many SK’s are compulsion killers- driven towards certain criteria and/or opportunities, but predominantly, sexually driven:
There are precedents of bisexual serial killers:
Serial killers have many overlapping traits, which seem like MO’s to the average person, but this is actually not the case. Each known serial killer is wholly unique and while there are some similarities, it is foolish to try to relegate any one of them into a box of characteristics and call it expertise, or “definitive”.
LISK clearly has a female “preference”. Petite, 5’-5’5”, 100 -110 lbs., hazel/green eyes. The “attributed” LISK Victims all share these characteristics. (Side note: less than 5% of the world’s population has hazel eyes, in the US, it’s closer to 18%). The narrative here is that it was easier to “control” smaller, lighter women, but not necessarily the case. Eye color preference is a derivative of paraphilia and may represent for LISK, a catalyst, rooted in his childhood or early developmental experiences or fantasies.
With the males we see a different trend, notably because males tend to be larger overall. But the methods of their deaths have some consistency.
For now, I will focus on just the time frame of 1990-2016. I will add background where relevant. To be fair, some of the criteria I used is lacking depth and is tenuous, however, for example, at that time, it was well known that a male wearing one earring is representing themselves as gay in many circles, whereas nowadays, it is not.
Also notable:
Here is a more detailed list that incorporates both attributed and possible victims:
Connectivity Avenues:
It appears that victims who worked the streets were dismembered, compared to escorts who advertised online, (assuming the same for FIJD, Peaches).
Sources and Links:
SEXUAL SERIAL MURDER AND DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY
RETURN OF FLEET WEEK
EYE COLOR PREFERENCE AND PARAPHILIA
HAZEL EYES
MALIGNANT SEX AND AGGRESSION: AN OVERVIEW OF SERIAL SEXUAL HOMICIDE
ISRAEL KEYES
REDDIT CROSSPOST
REVISITING 10 UNSOLVED LGBTQA+ MURDERS IN DC
MAP
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2023.06.01 20:52 lylemurphy1970 [WTS] NumisMecca: Your NumisMatic WalMart. Disclosures Post

[Feature:]
[Proof:]
ALL COIN PICS [GO HERE]
For some reason, the hyperlinks from my older posts are not pasting new posts. I tried the various suggestions regarding pasting in edit mode and in markdown mode and still not working like it used to for me. And it would take days to recreate and I think there is some setting I'm not aware of. Any suggestions would be most welcome. The only real option at this time is to [GO HERE] for PMS. There you will find my full inventories with pics and or vid links all on one google doc spreadsheet. What is posted here is a very small slice of what is available. The document is always current, so you can browse it at any time for the most current inventory.
Grading. Grades are approximated and used to price point the coin. If you see something on a coin that you believe alters the grade, send a chat and, let's discuss it. In previous posts, I have had absolutely NO extra space to get wordy as you get cut off at like 40,000 some such characters. With the spreadsheet links, I can now get into more details about a coin, but not Im going to retroactively adjust descriptions.
Details, cleaned or polished means this coin will not likely grade and refers to the most obvious examples. That does not mean that one that is not designated as such will grade. I do not consider a dipped coin a details designation. Cleaned to me means there are cleaning lines, and often in the eyes of a grading company it is a matter of degree. Most mid-1800s proof coins have cleaning lines that are straight-graded. Typically I do not designate a coin with modest cleaning lines as cleaned or other minor detractors that MAY hold back a straight grade but instead, place a lower price on it. Many of these raw coins will not straight grade. Again, Im only going to call out the obvious examples, and we can discuss any coin you need more info on to make a decision. If you are planning on submitting your coin, please ask if I think the coin will grade. Early copper for instance is notorious for environmental damage yet the coin is still attractive for the type set collector. Again if you are planning on getting a coin graded or even just want more confidence about it, let's review the coin under a microscope and even UV light, etc, video.
I use "Making the Grade" Third edition to estimate grades. I also use the narrow definition of Scott travers when calling a coin uncirculated (no breaking in luster on the high points). Often, I have a coin slabbed in my PC that serves as a comparison. BU to me means a very choice example of an uncirculated. MS62-MS66. IF YOU ARE NOT happy with your purchase SAY SO. Don't be shy. Full refunds for coins that do not meet your expectations are encouraged.
Shipping is $4-$15. Venmo, Zelle, CashApp, PPFF. No notes. Credit Card add 3%
Silver 3C
1851 F $45
1852 VG $38
1852 F $45
1852 3C PCGS AU53 $175
1853 G $30
1853 VG $38
1853 F $45
Bust Half Dimes
1831 AU58 WOW $285 (bid is $375)
1835 F12 Bust Lg Date Sm 5C $65 (grey $83)
1835 F/VF $90
1836 Capped Bust H10C AU det. $150 (rim nicks, Lt. hairlines)
Seated Half Dimes
1852 F $30
1853 H10c XF45 $80
1856 VF $30 cleaned
Bust Dimes
1830 G+ $50 (bid ~$70)
1831 VG8 $50
1833 VG $42
1833 VG $45
1833 F12 $84 (F15 obv, VG10 rev)
1833 VF30 $120 (grey $120)
1834 AG/G $35 (below bid)
1835 F15 Obv, VG Rev $75
1835 XF $200 (below bid)
Seated Dimes
1853 VF $36
1854 F $22
1862 F+ $30
1876CC G/VG $22
1877CC G details rev damage
1877CC AG $5.50
1877CC G (rev nic) $20
1886 VG $15
Barber 1892 XF+ $70 1901 VF$12 1902 AU58 $90 1904 VF $12 1905 UNC$140 1905 XF+ $30 1908 VG$5.50 1910 VF $12 1911 VG $6 1911S VF$22 1912 AU+ +$80 1912D XF45 $35 1913 VG $6 1913 XF+ $25 1914D XF $24 1916 F12 $4 Mercury Dimes Losta Mercury dates on the spreadsheet 1916D NGC AG3 Cleaned $685 PIC 1921 F15 $90 1926 G $2.75 1931 VG $6 1931S VG $9 1931S F+ $12 1934 VF $3 1937 XF $3 1937D VF $3.50 1938 PF66 NGC $340 1940 UNC FSB $20 1941 F $2.20 1941 PCGS AU50 $10 1942S BU $8 (I have multiples) 1943 FSB$14 1943D BU $10 1943D BU FSB $16 1943S BU $10 (I have more of these) 1944 BU++ $18 1944D MS66 FSB $60 1945 BU $10 (I have many more of these)
Roosie 1954 PCGS PR67 $40 1960 NGC PF67CAM $22 1963 PCGS PR68CAM $25 1984S PCGS PR69DCAM$8 1993S PR69DCAM $10 1955S 10C BU$3 (x50) 1993S PR69DCAM silver $12 1997S PR69DCAM $10 1998S PCGS PR69DCAM $8 2006S PCGS PR69DCAM $10 2009S PCGS PR69DCAM Silver $12 2011S PCGS PR69DCAM Silver $12 1947D BU $3 1948D BU $3 1948D BU $3 1953 BU $3 1953D BU $3 1955S BU $3
20 Cent Pieces
1875S ANACS Soapbox EF40 $240
1875S 20C XF45 $250
Bust Quarters
1834 25C VF30 $170
1836 VF30 scratch $140
1836 VF35 $200
Seated quarters
1854 arrows F filled hole $20
1857 F details $20
1857 XF45 $120 (could swing AU)
1876 XF $62
1876S AG $18
1876s VG $25
1876s F+ $36
1877 G $18
1877 25C XF Details repaired $15
1877 CC VG $50
1877S G $18
1891 VF $48
Barber Quarters better 1892 XF45 $90 Rainbow tone 1894S AG/G $13.50 1897 VG $10 1899 VG x 3 $9 1899 AU58 (problem free) $160 1901 AU+ $110 1905S AG $35 1906D G + $6.50 1907O $6 1907S G $10 1908 VG $8 1908D AG/G $6.00 1909D G $6.25 1910D G $12 1911 AU+ $135 1911 D F15 $175 (rare this nice) 1912 VG $8 1914 VG $8.50 1915 S VG $38 PIC (704,000 pop) Grey bid is $46 1915D $6 1916D XF $45 1916D VF $25 1916D G $6.50 1916D VG $9 PIC 1916D VG+ $9 1916D AU $110
SLQ 1917 Ty1 F+ $60 1918D BU FH $400 1920 VG$15 1920 F $20 1920 VF20 $15 Rev scratch 1923 VG+ $18 1925 MS63+$285 1926 VG $7.50 1926 F $9 1926D VG$15 1926D F $24 1926S G+ $9 1926S F $15 1927 VF $12 1927 VF $12 1927D Gx 4 $13 ea 1927D VG $17 1927D VG10 $22 1927S VG $60 1927S VG+ $68 1928 VG $7.5 1928 F $8 1928 F15 $12 1928S VG $8 1928s VG10 $8 1928S F $12 1929 VG $7.50 1929 VG10 $8 1929 VF $12 1929D F $12 1930S VG $7.50 1930S VF $12 1930S XF 1 2 3 4 $30 1930S XF45 2 $45
Slabbed Washingtons 1944 NGC MS66 $50 1950 NGC MS66 $50 1954S NGC MS65 $28 1956 PCGS PR68 $60 1958 PCGS PR67 $25 2004S TX PCGS PR69DCAM $15 2005S CA PCGS PR69DCAM $15
Washington 25C
1932D XF $155
1932 D AU $275
1932S AU+ cleaned $130
1934 AU+ $20
1934 BU $35
1935D VG $5.75
1945S BU 25C $22
1954D BU+ $12
1956 BU++ x18 $10 ea
1957 PROOF+ $16 PIC
1958D AU+ $5.75
1959D MS63 $8
1960D UNC $5.75
1960D Blast BU $7.50
1962 Proof $8
1963 Proof $8
Bust Halves
1823 Ugly 3 VF25 $300 (scratch)
1824 XF45 $210 1826 VF25 $115 1827 Sq base, no knob XF45 $185 1829 F $85 sm letters 1830 VF Lg 0 O-122 R1 $100 1830 XF45 ANACS (Lg0,sm Let) $220 1833 VF20 $90 1833 VF20 $85 1834 Large Date Small Letter F12 $75 1835 Capped Bust Half F12 $80 (obv F15, rev VG) 1835 VF $95 1835 XF Details (scratch rev) $120 1836 LE VF30 $90 1836 LE VF20 $85 1836 LE XF45 50C $225
Seated Halves
1843O 50C AU53 $425
1854 50C G $40
<1854> F light rev scratch $58
1857o 50c AU55 $500 (way below bid)
1860 50c AU $375 (bid)
1860O AG $30
1867S AU58 $750 (super flashy)
1873 50C W Arrows XF $185
1875 VF30 $90
1876 50c XF $125
Walkers
1917D Obv G $25
1917D rev PIC $24
1917S G $14
1919D $35
1919D 50C G $40
1919S AG $20
1920 F rim ding $18
1937 UNC $60
1938D F Cleaned $60
1938D VF30 $100 (CPG $128)
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2023.06.01 20:47 SoulRe4p3r My Feedback and Thoughts on the Game

Feedback And My Thoughts on The Game
Feedback
I want to note that while this is mostly feedback this is just my opinion and Observations after hundreds of hours of gameplay and I am writing this in the hopes the game improves and is not to bash on the game. Most of the feedback might seem negative simply due to the fact these are things I would like to be changed in the game and things the Devs could improve upon to make the game more successful in the future. Also please note I have no intention of no longer playing the game or have lack faith in the game surviving but simply doing my part and giving my feedback.
Matchmaking
A Lot of players seem to complain about poor matchmaking, but I think one of the biggest issues with matchmaking is the punishment for simply playing with friends. This has a lot of issues and overall, I think the players that complain about playing against "stacks" are generally coping a little bit or have been unlucky and got against a group of good players that whether they were stacked or not simply are just better players and thus end up winning the game. I think the penalty right now set in place from a lot of the whining of these players during earlier months of the game has really turned off players from either trying the game or continuing to play the game. generally, the majority of casual players don't want to play games alone and end up getting penalized. in my opinion a 5 stack of lower Elo players should not be penalized, and "stacking" is really only an issue when its higher-level players that are doing this but in my experience most of the higher-level players either currently don't play or they play solo or duo as they find it to be too easy to play as a group as 5 people. another reason this is a negative experience is it limits the ability for veteran players to not play with new players they might bring in or for streamers / content creators to do viewer games as the inflation will simply make the games unfun for these players and create frustration for them while also generally being boring for the players they are against since the games are pretty one sided. my solution to this would be to have very minor Elo inflation for playing with friends and if possible have it increase with the amount of higher Elo players you have. I think this system should also favor majority of the group if you have 4 new players with 1 vet player, they should generally be against players closer to the 4 new players then the vet player for example, or vice versa if you have 4 vet players with 1 new player the system should side more towards the veteran players Elo range when matchmaking. Another thing with match making I see is a lot of people complaining about the Elo of players that are in their game you have to understand that the api websites are not 100% accurate and that complaining about these issues especially with a smaller player base isn't going to do anything nor is it going to fix the games you get. I think a lot of players also don't seem to understand you aren't supposed to win every game and if the system is working perfectly and you are at the place you are supposed to be you will have a 50%-win loss. Now I do Also Understand not every game is winnable and this is where it gets frustrating especially combined with the things in the next section about afk and draft dodging.
AFK / Dodging IK afking has been addressed since I wrote this however I think the dodging is still worth keeping this paragraph here
I think there seems to be a larger amount of dodging recently since I guess there is no penalty for doing so this should be changed there is a point to be made where it happens due to internet occasionally or the lobby breaks and everyone gets set to the main menu but deliberately dodging in draft for some reason someone picks something you don't like or you didn't win the 50-50 so you leave and immediately queue up again should not be possible and should carry some type of penalty my expectations for this would be as follows, first offense - 1 minute, second offense 5 minutes - third offense - 10, 4th - 15 minutes, 5th - 60 minutes. and these penalties should not reset till 3-7 days after your last offense this is something that I think should be in place and would help start more games and faster there have been times I've been in queue over 30 minutes due to constant lobby dodging and this is on NA east the most populated server I can't imagine how long it could be on an alternative server with a longer queue time.
Now I'll talk about afk since there seems to be a resurgence in the community talking about players leaving games and afking now this should never be encouraged and in my opinion the penalty for leaving a game should ramp up faster than what it currently does the first or second time it happens I get it sometimes people have issues with the game or internet and I'm ok with it being like 10 minutes then 15 minutes sure but the 3rd offense needs to seriously ramp up quicker to 1 hour in my opinion and then 4th should be 4 hours and then 12 until finally the 6th offense should be a 24 hour penalty. These penalties should not reset for anything less than 7 days after the last offense's penalty ended. I'm usually against anything longer than a 24 hour penalty however if it seems to be a chronic problem for specific players then they should have further action taken against them with something like a 2-week suspension but that is more for the moderation team to handle and not something that can be automated like a penalty system. I also think the general appearance of afks is slightly blown out of proportion in my games I've played and seen generally an afk happens less often than some people make it out to seem where they say it's every other game I think it's usually that it's only the more memorable games in recent memory due to a lot of matches being kind of one sided and forgettable as opposed to someone leaving or a well-balanced back and forth match. Another thing to note with afks I think if you dc in a match let's say for 5 minutes then return and play then next 15 you can still sometimes be hit with a penalty in this situation you should not be penalized in my opinion since there are multiple reasons it might've taken so long to return I'm not sure the threshold on how long you should have to be back in the game to not get penalized after returning but something like this would be nice in my opinion.
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2023.06.01 20:42 OdinsRevenge Is this a good idea? Using plotpoints to advance multiple plots at the same time and make the world feel alive.

I will run an underdark campaign ranging from level 1 to about 13 or 15 in a few months and started planning how I'd like to structure it. I want it to be more player driven than my previous long term campaign and my players told me that they like when the world around them feels alive and not static.
This is why I started thinking about how I can combine these two ideas and came up with a system, called plotpoints (at least for now). I am sure this has been done before but I wanted to get some opinions in.
My plan is as follows:
Each major region (there are like 12 or so on the upper dark) in the underdark has multiple smaller plothooks and one or two overarching larger plots that span multiple sessions. I plan on assigning each major plot a number and between 3 and 5 plotpoints, which correlate with important events in each plot.
Whenever my players decide to follow one of these plots and pass by one of these plot points I roll a die with a number of sides equal to the number of still open major plots. The plot whose number I roll will also advance 1 plot point, signifying the passage of time. I will never roll on plots the players are actively following.
This system may lead to situations where the players will hear of things that happened some other place, maybe enter a plot halfway through or witness the plot come to fruition without their interference.
I think this is a nice and fair way to progress multiple narratives without rushing the players but still creating some sense of urgency if the players become aware of what is going on. Due to me rolling randomly it is also rather unlikely that one plot will finish without the players having any chance of interfering. Additionally this allows me to push the main plot forward and lead the players to the lower levels of the underdark since at some point all plots in the upper levels are either solved by the players or by themselves. One last nice little detail: if the players manage to cut a plot short due to clever playing they bought themselves some nice, quantifiable time.
What do you guys think? Any ideas or questions?
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2023.06.01 20:36 Forexnewsupdate The Intelligent Cryptocurrency 2023 Investors Interest - THE INTELLIGENT CRYPTOCURRENCY REVIEW 2023

How Your Net Worth Could Quadruple In The Next 12 Months With A 5% Net Worth Bet On Certain Cryptocurrencies
WHY USE A CRYPTOCURRENT?
Where else can you possibly earn returns of 10x, 50x, or even 277x in less than a year?
I think the largest cryptocurrency bull market we've ever seen is about to begin. Now that Bitcoin has traded above $28,000, I think the run to multiple six figures per BTC and a cryptocurrency market valuation in the TRILLIONS is just getting started!
But disregard Bitcoin. When it was still selling for under $10,000 months ago, it was the ideal moment to purchase. Yes, it may eventually increase to $100,000 or more, but it would only be a 5x increase and would require a GIANT amount of funding.
Making a 5x may occasionally occur in the bitcoin industry in a week!
Numerous of the hundreds other cryptocurrencies (often referred to as altcoins) with far smaller market values than Bitcoin have the potential to significantly outperform it.
This happened during the 2017 bull market, and according to my predictions, it will happen once more in the upcoming year (2023).
CAN A 5% NET WORTH BET QUADRUPLE YOUR NET WORTH FOR A SMALL DEPOSIT?
Since nothing in life or in investing is guaranteed, wise investors are aware of this. In fact, it's a huge red signal when someone unconditionally promises returns of any type.
Asymetric bets are sought after by wise investors. This implies that they seek for possibilities with a potential upside of 10x to 100x or more than the initial investment.
Why?
Simple. Investing is a game of numbers. The majority of high-risk investors often make losing bets. You are unable to win them all. But. You will become extremely wealthy if you can recover at least 10 times the downside of each lost investment with your winnings.
Asymmetric wagers are cryptocurrencies.
The drawback is that they can drop to zero and you might lose your investment.
They could yield 10x, 30x, 50x, 100x, or even more on the plus side.
This was demonstrated in 2020 when the value of a cryptocurrency called LEND increased by more than 27,144% in a little more than 365 days. If you had staked $1,000 on this cryptocurrency back in September 2019, you may have made $271,000 by the end of August 2020.
As they did over the last four years, experts anticipate that cryptocurrency cycles will resume. There will be several cryptocurrencies that offer large rewards if this occurs.
All you have to do is get in early, place a few tiny bets on a few cryptocurrencies with great potential, and watch the cycles unfold. I'm done now.

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2023.06.01 20:28 Frysken GLG104 A-Session Struggles

I dunno if it's because I'm stupid or if it's because I'm not on my ADHD meds or what, but I'm having a really tough time with GLG104. I took 102 last semester, so I just have this one lab left, and I'm taking it as an iCourse with Johnson.
I've read the syllabus multiple times, I have the textbook, I'm looking at the worksheets and the instructions and everything, but nothing makes sense. Like, I go in the quizzes and have 0 clue what to do. Not to mention, doing an A-Session while working and balancing other life stuff is difficult in my opinion.
I'm honestly considering dropping it and just taking it as a C-session later, but I had already planned to take a different science next semester so I'd have to wait until spring. Ugh.
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2023.06.01 20:26 GryphonKingBros Alternative Concept for Season 4: "Bilious Cataclysm"

Season Briefing "Alright Miners, listen up. The Rockpox situation just escalated. The lithophage comet has been caught in Hoxxes' orbit and is now circling the planet rather than passing by as R&D suggested. Considering the fragments of this vile rock are already doing enough damage, the consequences of allowing the comet to land on Hoxxes IV could be catastrophic. The comet's collision course with the planet is inevitable, so Management has approved the destruction of the comet in order to disperse the severity of the comet's impact. There are several mining rigs chipping away at the comet, though the task is proving difficult to say the least.
The fight against Rockpox has merely begun and we've got a lot of work to keep our planet clean. With the increased amounts of Lithophage meteorites impacting the planet, very few regions are safe from the outbreak. Most missions you embark on will have Lithophage running rampant, so stay on your toes. Additionally Rockpox has upped the ante with reports of several new lithophage-infested bugs. Expect some common threats to become a bit tougher to fight. News doesn't get much better from there as there are also reports of pure lithophage abominations. Be on the lookout for much larger parasitic baddies when cleansing the caves.
It's not all bad news however. R&D has been cooking up some new toys to help you combat the ongoing threat of Rockpox. With that said, these new toys are primarily designed to combat a particularly nasty parasite, but that's on a need-to-know basis and you don't need to know just yet. Nor will you want to know, because frankly it's some nasty stuff...
Last but not least, it is imperative that we keep the lithophage off the Space Rigs. Samples have been moved after a few outbreak reports, but the lost samples are still loose in the Rig. If you manage to find chunks of Lithophage, take them to the contaminant disposal receptacle near the drop pod and you'll be rewarded some performance points off the clock!
As always, Management sends their regards."
Synopsis Season 3 has been a blast, but it felt incomplete to some extent. Don't get me wrong, GSG did a wonderful job as always and it's very polished. It's just... Two zombies and an angry noodle? You'd think this space plague would put up more of a fight. I say it should. As much as I'd prefer a new theme, another two-parter is very welcome. The Rivals didn't need a part 2 and was likely either GSG unloading a few unfinished concepts that weren't ready in time and/or just trying to kill time while they got Season 3 ready. Season 3 on the other hand greatly benefits from a part 2.
I wrote up this literal document of ideas deadass months before the season teasers and announcement. GSG already has everything finalized, but regardless I wanted to share my ideas. Partially because I didn't want my ideas to go to waste, but mostly because I had a much darker and more grotesque vision of Rockpox with horrific mutations that leave the hosts in agony which I think are moderately better than what we got.
Hoxxes IV's condition The basic premise is that the lithophage situation has escalated and the comet is on a collision course with the planet, meaning the lithophage outbreak is spreading rapidly. In an effort to stop the outbreak once and for all, DRG has sent out mining rigs to chip away at the comet and destroy it piece by piece. As the season name implies however, the comet has been "vomiting" meteors more frequently as a result and some nastier parasites along with it, presenting cataclysmic results. In other words, DRG's efforts are resulting in a Bilious Cataclysm. While DRG attempts to destroy the comet, operatives on the planet must keep the infection at bay. That means more lithophage outbreaks and more lithophage enemies.
The main meat of the Season would be a significantly expanded roster of infected enemies and even some unique rockpox abominations made of lithophage parasites. In order to find said beasties, the Lithophage Outbreak warning is available in any biome. Obviously it'd be annoying to deal with Lithophage enemies everywhere you go, so there is still a small area on the map that has more outbreaks than others. All regions are capable of having a Lithophage Outbreak mutation but they are limited to one warning maximum. Meanwhile, epidemic zones will have two minimum and can have up to four maximum. You can encounter a very small handful of rockpox enemies on any mission (the game will decide which enemies are available in the spawn pool in the same manner as the appearance of excessive amounts of special enemies such as Exploders, Swarmers, Mactera, and Wardens) while the whole roster is limited to just epidemic zones. However, there is one exception:
The infection spreads With the outbreak worsening, Rockpox has been spreading rapidly. Not only that, but Rockpox Larvae have gone from spreading pathogens to Glyphid Grunts and Praetorians slowly through their environments to taking a figurative jump in evolution and a literal jump onto enemies. They will now actively target and infect (compatible) enemies like they do against the dwarfs. Any creature it infects will have their attributes enhanced, including both their strengths and their weaknesses. If you're unlucky enough to have a larvae find a tough host, it will turn into a Rockpox variant regardless of the spawn pool.
The Lithophage parasites have become more accustomed to Hoxxes IV's vast ecosystem and have begun burrowing into a variety of different hosts such as Glyphid Guards, Slashers, Acidspitters, and Swarmers, Mactera Spawn and Trijaws, Q'ronar Shellbacks, and even poor innocent Loot Bugs! Truly no creature is safe from this plague.
Also quick disclaimer: Use the Rockpox Grunt and Praetorian as a template for all of these enemies. All of the enemies will still have the glowing yellow cysts (weakpoints) that do critical damage when broken unless specified in the description of the enemy. Along those same lines, unless specified, all of these enemies have their normal abilities with the added Lithophage enemy stats. I say this because I'm afraid people are gonna think l'm not taking into account the fact that Rockpox-infected enemies tank 90% of all damage if you aren't aiming for the weakpoints. None of these enemies wil have only the one weakness mentioned. That's just a weakpoint special to the corresponding enemy *(e.g the Rockpox Guard has a weakpoint on the face but also has 3-4 cysts all over its body like Rockpox Grunts). There's a reason people didn't like Elites after all.
Rockpox Guard The infected Glyphid Guard has its front armor enhanced with it's face completely eviscerated with Rockpox in order to support its front armor. The front armor is impervious to damage, but is actively attached to it's face which is it's weakpoint. When it attacks, it will briefly latch onto its target and entangle them in Lithophage, rapidly infecting the target with Lithophage (increases lithophage status by 50%) before tossing them back. During this attack you can quickly kill the Guard by attacking the tendrils on its face.
Rockpox Slasher The infected Glyphid Slasher has it's sharp front legs enhanced with Rockpox. It will rapidly sprint around the room to dodge fire, before darting towards a target, quickly slashing them with it's bladed tendril arms, and then going back to dodging fire. Instead of stunning the target in place directly however, the Slasher will rapidly infect the target (increases lithophage status by 80%) which in turn can lead to indirectly stunning the target. The legs are a major weakpoint, but it's rapid movement makes it hard to hit. Whoever is targeted by the Slasher has the best opportunity to kill it due to its legs facing the target.
Rockpox Acidspitter The infected Glyphid Acidspitter has it's acidic saliva enhanced to fire three contagious Rockpox projectiles. A direct hit will immediately encase the target in Rockpox while hitting terrain will create a cloud of Rockpox to slowly infect nearby dwarfs (increases lithophage status by 15% per second, takes less than 7 seconds to ensnare them). The Acidspitter has more health than usual and behaves similarly to a Menace; it fires off a few shots before quickly repositioning with a much faster movement speed than its uninfected counterpart, though it obviously cannot burrow (comparable to how the Glyphid Spreader behaves, but more evasive).
Rockpox Swarmer Infected Glyphid Swarmers behave similarly to Rockpox Larvae. They spread infection through their attacks (increases lithophage status by 5% per hit), but do not burrow into your beard. Instead they will continuously nibble at your feet until you're helplessly ensnared in Rockpox and at their mercy. Killing Swarmers up close will result in being contaminated by the small amounts of pathogen they release (increases lithophage status by 10%, and only when killed in close proximity, the rockpox aoe does not linger).
Rockpox Exploder The infected Glyphid Exploder has enhanced their explosive tendencies to spread the infection. Instead of rapidly self-destructing, they have volatile cysts that slowly and methodically seep Lithophage pathogens by draining their blood until they die. They will remain in a stasis state until disturbed or burrow out of the ground nearby ready to strike, constantly releasing pathogens. Exploders move significantly faster than normal and will persistently breathe in your face and infect you with Rockpox once they get close enough (increases lithophage status by 20% per second when within normal detonation range) while still constantly following you.
Like normal Exploders, they are easily dispatched with just a few shots. However, like other Lithophage-infected enemies, their bodies are very strong and the cysts must be popped instead to deal significant damage. When killed, they will combust into a cloud of pathogens. As mentioned previously, the Rockpox infection will constantly drain the Exploder's health over time until they collapse. If they die of their own doing, they won't leave behind any pathogens. Once their health is depleted, they will have nothing left in their body to release.
Rockpox Oppressor The infected Oppressor has impervious armor like it's uninfected counterpart. Unlike its uninfected counterpart, their weakpoint isn't in the rear (though they are more susceptible to damage from the back) but rather in the front. Some areas of it's front armor are bloated by tumorous growths of Rockpox. These areas are weak (strength of Grunt armor) and can be broken away to reveal weakpoints. Breaking all the weakpoints shatters the front armor and reveals a grotesque wall of Rockpox. This will trigger the Oppressor to move significantly faster and attack much more quickly while seeping pathogens from it's mouth (melee attacks do not increase lithophage, but being within 3m of its mouth increases lithophage by 25% per second). Fortunately, it now has no impervious armor and cannot perform Sonic Stomp or Rage Quake.
Rockpox Spawn The infected Mactera Spawn has its abdomen enhanced with Rockpox to fire Rockpox Larvae, instantly ensnaring the target in Rockpox if it's a direct hit or alternatively releasing a Larvae onto the field if it hits terrain. Like the Rockpox Praetorian (correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure I observed this new behavior on the experimental build), it can launch larvae in conjunction with its normal projectile attacks at random intervals rather than this being a separate attack. It's abdomen is initially not a critical weakpoint, but it will unfurl it's abdomen into an appendage to launch Larvae. The appendage can be destroyed to disable it from launching Larvae and deal critical damage to the Spawn, similarly to a Goobomber.
If the Spawn dies with the appendage still intact, it may perform one final gruesome attack by extending it's abdomen appendage up to it's mouth, horrifically reaching down it's throat, ripping out a bundle of spines, and tossing them vaguely in the direction of dwarves at a rapid speed as the poor Spawn helplessly flails through the sky and crashes to the ground like a Goobomber.
Rockpox Trijaw The infected Mactera Trijaw has it's abdomen enhanced like the infected Spawn, as well as it's projectiles. The Trijaw's projectiles will release pathogens on impact (increases lithophage status by 10% per second) and inject large amounts of Rockpox into targets if they hit directly (increases lithophage status by 70%). Like the Spawn, it will unfurl its abdomen to launch Larvae, however it will launch 2-3 at a time in quick succession. The appendage again can be destroyed to disable its Larvae throw attack and deal critical damage.
And once again, if the Trijaw dies with the appendage still intact, it may perform a final gruesome attack by extending it's appendage outwards, straightening it into a sharp spear, piercing the Trijaw's throat, causing the Trijaw to wail in horror and spew a barrage of projectiles out of it's mouth as the poor Trijaw flails through the sky before crashing to the ground.
Rockpox Shellback The infected Q'ronar Shellback has it's body enhanced head-to-toe in Rockpox, nullifying it's typical form of attack of rolling around a room attempting to ram it's prey. The Shellback's primary form of attack is instead it's Acid Spit attack which it will use to fire acidic bile that lingers on the ground. This bile will both slowly infect organisms (increases lithophage status by 5% per second) and dissolve their flesh. Alternatively instead of firing acidic pools of bile, the Shellback can let out a horrific gargling screech as it regurgitates dozens of Larvae out of it's mouth for several seconds. Unlike most infected organisms, there are no cysts on the outside of the body. Instead, a mass of Lithophage has grown out of the Shellback's mouth, meaning you have to attack while it attacks. On death, the Shellback will drool a pool of acidic bile.
Furthermore, the Lithophage pathogens have become more viral and deadly to the more common Grunts and Praetorians. Reports have miraculously identified grotesque proxies of the Lithophage infection; helplessly transformed after prolonged exposure to the parasites into cyst-coated rockpox delivery boys designed only to spread the virus. Stay on your toes and keep a puke bucket at the ready...
New anti-Lithophage equipment The situation may seem grim, but fortunately R&D has been cooking up some goodies to make exterminating the Rockpox Plague easier: the LithoGauge and the RAIL Cannon (Rebuke Artillery Ionizing Lithophage Cannon). The LithoGauge is a modification to the Laser Pointer that identifies what kind of Lithophage threat you're dealing with. Aiming at Rockpox will show a gauge underneath the targeted surface and slowly fill the gauge as it gathers information. The LithoGauge will only gather 33-50% of the outbreak data per infected area, meaning you'll have to scan all of them (if there's only one, it'll automatically be filled).
Once the gauge is filled, the Lithophage meteorites will be visible on the map and active cysts growing on Lithophage terrain will be visible to more easily locate and remove rockpox from the environment. Similarly, you can also scan a lithophage meteorite fragment to locate all other fragments in the area. Additionally, the LithoGauge can identify anomalies in Lithophage meteorite crash zones which is important for identifying a particularly nasty parasitic biomass that has been showing up recently. It's also what the railgun is for, but we'll get into that in a bit...
An evolving menace As mentioned, the Lithophage parasites are rapidly evolving and adapting to their new home. Parasites are growing larger and more deadly. Like their predecessors, they all are devoted to spreading the plague and stopping us from exterminating it. And in order for them to evolve into abominable monstrosities they must use a host organism as a cocoon. As mentioned previously, the short-ranged airborne Lithophage pathogen has been evolving to more strongly affect hosts. Those hosts are what evolve into larger parasites should they remain undisturbed.
Rockpox Grunt Envoy A grotesquely mutated Glyphid Grunt covered in a mass of cysts and tendrils. After prolonged exposure to lithophage parasites, these infected grunts have grown large masses of rockpox across their entire bodies and have no purpose other than to spread the infection as well as fertilize proxy host organisms. While idle, they will occasionally vomit up larvae with a mist trail following them, allowing you to notice when an Envoy is in the cave. If another envoy is nearby, it will approach and share pheromones and pathogens, fertilizing the organism. Since its covered head to toe in cysts, it's rather easy to dispatch. However, if it manages to get within 5m of a dwarf, it will immediately project a mass of tendrils at the target, wrap itself around them, and instantly down them before combusting, leaving a dangerous mist on the player.
Attempting to revive the dwarf will result in the rescuer being rapidly infected with lithophage (increases lithophage status by 40% per second) with an on-screen notification warning the rescuer to "Cure your teammate or wait out the infection." Meanwhile, the downed player has a timer visible on screen and over their player icon on the hud showing how long they have to wait for the infection to pass. To revive the player, you must either cure them via the LithoFoamer and LithoVac, wait out the mist for the infection to pass, or bypass the rapid infection via the Field Medic perk or a full team reviving the player simultaneously (for solo games, Bosco will ignore the timer).
Rockpox Praetorian Envoy A grotesquely mutated Glyphid Praetorian covered in a mass of cysts and tendrils. These praetorians serve as mobile cocoons for larvae to use to evolve into larger threats. While idle, they will wander around vomiting up larvae with a mist trail following them, allowing you to notice when an Envoy is in the cave. If it notices a dwarf, it will either quickly flee and burrow once out of sight to protect it's larvae or try to attack.
If it targets a player, it will beeline for them, starting at default movement speed but exponentially speeding up to as fast as Trawler. Similarly to the Grunt Envoy, it's much weaker than its uninfected counterpart, with as much health as a Glyphid Guard. If it manages to approach a dwarf, it will vomit a mass of tendrils to briefly strangle the target before downing them instantly and leaving behind a mist over the player. Like the Grunt Envoy, this makes the downed player a trap to others if they try to revive them before the infection is cleared. Unlike the Grunt Envoy, the Praetorian has a larger purpose to the parasites so it will either continue fighting or burrow away. If it spawns with a group of enemies, it will never burrow away. On death, it will either leave behind a swarm of parasites in addition to a contagious cloud of Lithophage or transform into a Lithophage Bellower (more on that further down).
Rockpox Loot Bug Envoy Though most creatures targeted by the Lithophage parasites are naturally hostile and aggressive making them perfect hosts to spread the plague, they've been infecting the helpless unsuspecting Loot Bug of all things. Infected Loot Bugs will behave normally with the only giveaway sign that they are infected being their desaturated skin tone and glowing cysts... as well as occasionally pausing to adorably sneeze like a sick kitten.
Unlike the other two Envoys, Loot Bug Envoys can serve both as carriers of the disease as well as cocoons for parasites to metamorphose within. So depending on their state of infection, they will do one of two things when attacked. If the infection is still early, the Loot Bug will simply drop gold and nitra, 1-2 parasites, and occasionally a plagueheart. If the infection is farther along (which is a very rare occurrence), the Loot Bug will immediately react to the damage by horrifically transforming into a Lithophage Bellower (more on that below).
If the parasites are able to complete their metamorphosis within the host, they will transform into one of five monstrosities:
Rockpox Grouser An impenetrable vine-like parasite that stretches down from the ceiling, announcing its approach with a loud creaking noise and distorted cackling. It will stare at its target for a few seconds before exhaling lithophage fumes onto the dwarf for 5 seconds. While it's mouth is open, you can do critical damage to it. Alternatively, you can also power attack it to cause it to cough and reveal its mouth earlier, but it will softly thrash its head back and forth making it more difficult to hit. Once its head is destroyed, the vine portion of the parasite will whip around wildly spewing blood-like fluid before rapidly retracting back into the ceiling and bursting once retracted.
Rockpox Quicksand A collective body of parasites that hides in rockpox terrain. It's invulnerable and nearly undetectable, with it's only telltale sign being it shifting briefly and releasing spores, until approached. When activated, it will writhe wildly, begin to glow, and reach tendrils towards dwarfs that are within 10m. Once targeted, it will follow the target for up to 30m.
Quicksand will either quickly whip a tendril at a target, knocking the target back as well as stunning it when it touches the ground, or latch onto and quickly drag them back to the Quicksand to be consumed. When grabbed, all equipment is disabled except for your pickaxe in which three hits or a power attack will free you and stun the tendril temporarily. If the tendril drags you all the way back to the Quicksand, you cannot escape and need to be rescued by another teammate. If no target is within 10m, it will simply writhe until a new target approaches. The tendrils have their own individual health and can be killed. The quicksand itself must be damaged in order to kill it. Once killed, it will liquify, bubble briefly, then dissipate into a cloud of toxic fumes.
Rockpox Deacon A large mass of parasites that has a chance to spawn from a larvae pod in place of a normal parasite. It will release a shockwave of lithophage that heavily increases lithophage status upon spawning. The Deacon will idly wander around at first. Once encountering a dwarf or being attacked, it will unhinge a large pair of jaws from the top of it's body, roaring wickedly to summon a small swarm of lithophage-infected enemies and briefly unveiling a writhing mass of glowing tendrils. Similarly to the Warden, you can kill the Deacon early on while it's still on it's own and weak, with the glowing tendrils being it's only weakspot that takes critical damage. Once it stops roaring, it will hide it's weakpoint, becoming heavily resistant to damage with it's outer armor shell, and approach the nearest dwarf. The only way to damage the Deacon after the war cry is by chipping away it's shell like any other armor plating on an enemy.
If it reaches a dwarf, it will latch onto them and take over all movement leaving the player helpless unless they have Heightened Senses. The player can resist the Deacon's influence by spamming A and D which will not only slow the Deacon down and throw off their aim but will break some of the Deacon's armor. The Deacon will ride the dwarf around firing their primary or secondary weapons for up to a minute until the host runs out of ammo or dies before seeking a new host. This of course means teammates will be forced to risk shooting their captured teammate both to save the teammate and eliminate the immediate threat. Deacons will not spawn in solo or in empty lobbies.
Rockpox Bellower An immature parasite interrupted during it's metamorphosis, it's body consists of an indistinguishable writhing mass of tendrils. It will rarely spawn in place of a Praetorian or Loot Bug Envoy's death. The Bellower will release an endless stream of parasites, draining it's health as body mass is lost. Once it's health gets low enough, either from spawning parasites or taking damage from the player, it will sprout long appendages and begin fleeing while bellowing loudly, summoning infected enemies to aid it. If it manages to get far enough away, it will burrow away. If you kill it before then however, it will trip and land on it's head kicking it's legs wildly, before finally combusting violently; shooting it's long limbs across the cave, dropping 3-5 plaguehearts, and converting terrain in a 5m radius around it into inert rockpox.
Rockpox Stalwart A stone biomass held together by lithophage that guards infected areas and serves as an alternative to the typical cleaning mechanics of infected areas. Unlike it's lesser kin, the Stalwart is incredibly powerful on it's own. While every other contagion spike is protected by an army, the Stalwart IS the army and then some. Unlike normal contagion spikes, the Stalwart is directly linked to the upkeep of the contagion zone and must be defeated in order to decontaminate the area. No amount of soap and water is going to clean up this mess.
Similarly to a Dreadnought, it has two large health bars, a shell and a core, that must both be depleted one at a time to defeat it. The Stalwart's shell is highly resistant to all damage except for Explosive, Armor Breaking, and Temperature Shock, and is weak to Rockpox Repellent Energy (more on that below) and Melee damage. Once it's shell is destroyed, it will reveal it's lithophage innards holding it together that can be damaged by any damage type. The general jist of things is that this enemy is incredibly powerful and difficult to defeat. It doesn't play nice by any means and that's the point. You MUST be prepared.
In order to combat this insane menace that'd bring a Glyphid Menace to tears, R&D has cooked up a powerful antibiotic formula that has a very destructive effect on Rockpox. Dubbed "Rockpox Repellant Energy," or R2 for short, this concoction has a similar effect to radiation, separating cells on the atomic level and dissolving most organic matter, Rockpox in particular, on the spot. It's so powerful that most Rockpox organisms can't survive even the smallest dosage (one shots EVERYTHING with Rockpox in their name). Of course there's one exception: the organism that's taken it's name literally and has its organic mass covered in stalwart stone (hence the name Stalwart).
Instead of calling a cleansing pod, you will call a RAIL Cannon Armory pod with special railgun weapons loaded with R2 energy used to fight the Stalwart. Be warned: these monsters aren't impenetrable and can be taken down by conventional means just as well as they can with R2 energy. These railguns are a privilege not a requirement, and frankly this stuff ain't cheap, so you only get one RAIL Armoury pod, two railguns, and two refills. The railguns have a limited ammo capacity and can only be refilled as long as spare energy is available in the pod. Make it count!
The Stalwart will emit gargling moans that echo throughout the cave like BET-C's distress beacon to announce it's presence. When approached or damaged, it will awaken unfurling into a gorilla-like posture before slamming the ground angrily and beginning its attack.
It has three phases: Incursive, Offensive, and Vulnerable. It will initiate its attack with either Incursive or Offensive.
During Incursive, it will gallop towards targets, or slowly crawl if climbing a vertical or ceiling surface. Once it reaches it's target, it will raise it's arms for 2 seconds before quickly slamming it's full dead weight onto the dwarf, dealing an incredibly dangerous blow to the target if it lands directly and heavy damage and knockback to anything else nearby. It will not shift targets and will continuously pursuing it's target for up to 30 seconds. Once it either reaches its target or gives up pursuit, it will switch to Offensive.
During Offensive, it will perform one of three abilities before returning to the Incursive phase: Guard, Rupture, or Scream.
When Guarding, it will raise it's fists in front of it, becoming 50% resistant to attacks from the front and regenerating up to 50% of it's shell health, and face the nearest player. While it becomes resistant in the front, it will become 50% vulnerable to all damage and 20% more vulnerable to it's weaknesses, both from behind, for the duration of the Guard ability.
When Rupturing, it will briefly plant itself into the ground and consecutively release 15 shockwaves of lithophage in different directions. The lithophage shockwaves will knockback dwarfs and heavily increase lithophage status. When it launches the shockwaves, it will become 80% vulnerable to all damage and 50% more vulnerable to it's weaknesses for the duration of the Rupture attack. Additionally, firing an aoe blast at it with the railgun will stun it and interrupt the attack, destroying the shockwaves in their tracks. The attack lasts only a few seconds, so there is a very short window to attack it.
When Screaming, it will roar at players for several seconds, releasing 7-12 parasites from it's mouth. Similarly to the Grouser, you can shoot it in the mouth to deal critical damage, damaging both the shell and the core. One impact blast from the railgun to the mouth will drop 2/3 of it's shell health and 1/10 of it's core health.
Once you destroy the shell, it will enter it's Vulnerable phase. The Stalwart will collapse for several seconds, falling off walls and ceilings if it enters the phase from that position, and reveal lithophage innards between it's shoulders, neck, and belly that can be damaged to deplete it's core health. It will then release lithophage fumes from all four weakpoints that heal small amounts of its core health. Damaging a weakpoint will disable the healing ability for a few seconds, meaning attacking each weakpoint equally will stop the Stalwart from healing outright for the duration of the Vulnerable phase.
Additionally, if you used a railgun at any point before the Vulnerable phase, the Stalwart will synthesize the energy into a resistance and create a protective field around it's weakpoints. If you fire a railgun at any of the weakpoints, it will reflect the blast, drain the railgun of it's ammo, and deal significant electric damage. You will have to decide if spending the railgun is worth it before the Vulnerable phase as you won't be able to use it during the Vulnerable phase until the next attacking phase if used prematurely; a simple but precarious dynamic to keep in mind. If the Stalwart isn't defeated during the Vulnerable phase, it will regain it's shell health and return to one of the two other phases.
Once defeated it will writhe wildly for several seconds, launching lithophage projectiles in a radius around it and emiting lithophage fumes in a large radius around it, before finally blasting apart and releasing a shockwave that cleanses the surrounding area and kills all lithophage in the area. If you are covered in lithophage during the shockwave, you will be instantly downed. You will be rewarded with 3-5 plaguehearts and multiple chunks of gold and nitra when it is destroyed.
Keeping the Space Rig Clean Last but certainly not least, after all the hell and destruction unfolding on the planet, you still aren't safe on the Space Rig. If you recall, R&D was housing several samples of Lithophage on the Space Rig. Likewise, I imagine you remember tapping on the tanks like children at an aquarium? Well turns out that it wasn't such a good idea because several samples were reportedly missing, meaning we have some stowaways on board. It was already hard enough to keep track of the samples that got out on their own accord, so keeping track of ones that escaped because "you hairy moronic midgets couldn't stop mucking with the damn biotanks," Management's words not mine, is gonna be even harder.
With that said, R&D has developed a simple contaminant disposal receptacle to toss any Lithophage gunk you find on the ship. Lithophage will randomly spawn in different nooks and crannies all over the Space Rig, hell the main area will look like the aftermath of a college party with how much junk lines the floor. And because you likely need some actual incentive, for every few chunks of Lithophage you throw away you'll get a reward ranging from credits to phasyonite to even overclocks and cosmetics.
Conclusion With all that said, it's clear that it'll take a village to keep our planet clean. So pull up your sleeves, slap on some gloves, pick your cleaning utensil of choice (guns included), and let's get to work, Miners!
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2023.06.01 20:23 Joadzilla Republicans love to make up fake crises. Here are five of the biggest

The goal is to deflect and distract – to use scapegoating, racism and outright lies to disguise what’s really going on
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jun/01/republicans-fake-crises-five-biggest
Republican leaders have mastered the art of manufacturing crises to divert the public’s attention from the real crisis of our era – the siphoning of income, wealth and power from most Americans by a small group at the top.
Consider the fake fears they’ve been whipping up:
1. Wokeness
Florida’s governor (and now Republican presidential candidate) Ron DeSantis has declared a “war on woke”.
Immediately after the mangled launch of his presidential campaign, DeSantis claimed on Fox News that “the woke mind virus is basically a form of cultural Marxism”.
What?
What exactly is “woke”? The term gained popularity at the start of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, when many Americans – including white Americans who were seeing the extent of the problem for the first time – awoke to the reality of police brutality against the Black community.
DeSantis’s own general counsel has defined “woke” as “the belief there are systemic injustices in American society and the need to address them”.
He’s right. We all need to be woke.
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2. Trans people
Former president Donald Trump says that one of his top priorities if he’s re-elected in 2024 will be a “sweeping federal rollback of transgender rights”.
DeSantis and other Republican governors have signed a stream of laws in recent months aimed at transgender rights.
At least 10 states have banned gender-affirming care for minors and another 21 have introduced bills to do so, even as multiple studies have found access to gender-affirming care reduces the risk of depression and suicide for trans children.
Other bills target gender-affirming care for adults. Some ban drag shows.
Why have Republican lawmakers targeted transgender people as dangers to the public? There’s not a shred of evidence that trans people are threats to anyone.
But targeting trans people is a way to court evangelicals. It’s also a way to stir up the base against people who are different, making trans people the sort of scapegoats that historically have fueled fascist movements.
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3. Critical race theory
Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin’s “day one” executive order banned the teaching of critical race theory. DeSantis and Greg Abbott, the Texas governor, have also banned it from schools.
Here again, though, there’s no evidence of a public threat. CRT simply teaches America’s history of racism, which students need to understand to be informed citizens.
Banning it is a scare tactic to appeal to a largely white, culturally conservative voter base.
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4. Couch potatoes
In the fight over raising the debt ceiling, Kevin McCarthy’s House Republicans added work requirements to food stamps and welfare, arguing that too many “couch potatoes” collect government benefits.
Like Ronald Reagan’s claim about so-called “welfare queens”, the “couch potato” myth is a cruel racial dog whistle. Work requirements will burden many people who often have difficulty finding work that pays enough to live on.
The plain fact is that most poor recipients of public benefits already work extremely hard.
In addition, evidence shows that work requirements don’t lead to long-term increases in employment or to more stable jobs. Most people subject to work requirements remain poor. Some become poorer.
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5. Out-of-control government spending
In fact, discretionary spending has fallen more than 40% in the past 50 years as a percentage of the nation’s gross domestic product (from 11% to 6.3%).
Lately, rising deficits have been driven by social security and Medicare (which is to be expected, as boomers retire). They’ve also been driven by defense spending.
But a major culprit for the US’s soaring debt is George W Bush’s and Donald Trump’s huge tax cuts that mostly benefited the wealthy and big corporations – and that will have added $8tn and $1.7tn, respectively, to the debt by the end of the 2023 fiscal year.
House Republicans are even proposing to cut funding for the IRS, which would make it harder for the tax agency to go after rich tax cheats and thereby reduce the debt.
All five of these so-called crises have been manufactured by the Republican party. They’re entirely made up.
Why? To deflect attention from the near record share of the nation’s income and wealth now going to the richest Americans.
As the super-wealthy and big corporations pour money into politics – especially into the Republican party – they don’t want the rest of America to notice they’re rigging the economy for their own benefit, that their unrestrained greed is worsening the climate crisis and that they’re also undermining democracy.
The game of the Republicans and their major donors is to deflect and distract – to use scapegoating, racism and outright lies to disguise what’s really going on.
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2023.06.01 20:05 bro-code-11 Dumbing down of India

Dumbing down of India
NCERT has " rationalised " huge syllabus from class 6th to class 12th. They have dropped some of the most important chapters and topics which are needed to shape your logical thinking and problem solving skills irrespective of what stream you choose. Please look at the syllabus removed from Maths and Science. This is extremely dangerous.
Class 10
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Class X
1062 MATHEMATICS
Chapter 1: Real Number 2–7 15–18 1.2 Euclid’s division lemma 1.5 Revisiting rational numbers and their decimal expansions
Chapter 2: Polynomials 33–37 2.4 Division algorithm for polynomials
Chapter 3: Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables 39–46 57–69 3.2 Pair of linear equations in two variables 3.3 Graphical method of solution of a pair of linear equations 3.4.3 Cross-multiplication method 3.5 equation reducible to a pair of linear equations in two variables
Chapter 4: Quadratic Equations 76–88 91–92 4.4 Solution of a quadratic equation by completing the squares
Chapter 6: Triangles 141–144 144–154 6.5 Areas of similar triangles 6.6 Pythagoras theorem
Chapter 7: Coordinate Geometry 168–172 7.4 Area of a triangle
Chapter 8: Introduction to Trigonometry 187–190 193–194 8.4 Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles
Chapter 9: Some Applications of Trigonometry 195–196 205 9.1 Introduction
Chapter 11: Construction 216–222 11.1Introduction 11.2 Division of a line segment 11.3 Construction of tangents to a circle 11.4 Summary
Chapter 12: Areas Related to Circles 223 224–226 231–238 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Perimeter and area of a circle — A review 12.4 Areas of combinations of plane figures
Chapter 13: Surface Areas and Volumes 248–252 252–259 13.4 Conversion of solid from one shape to another 13.5 Frustum of a cone
Chapter 14: Statistics 289–294 14.5 Graphical representation of cumulative frequency distribution
Chapter 15: Probability 295–296 311–312 15.1 Introduction Exercise 15.2 (Optional)
1064 – Science
Chapter 5: Periodic Classification of Elements 79–92 Full chapter
Chapter: 9 Heredity and Evolution (Chapter name replaced with: Heredity) 147–158 Box item: Charles Robert Darwin Box item: Origin of life on earth Box item: How do fossils form layer by layer Box item: Molecular phylogeny 9.3 Evolution 9.3.1 An Illustration 9.3.2 Acquired and Inherited Traits 9.4 Speciation 9.5 Evolution and Classification 9.5.1 Tracing Evolutionary Relationships 9.5.2 Fossils 9.5.3 Evolution by Stages 9.6 Evolution Should Not Be Equated With ‘Progress’ 9.6.1 Human Evolution
Chapter: 11 The Human Eye and the Colourful World 188, 189, 196 and 197 Two box items: • Damage to or malfunction of any part of the visual system... • Why do we have two eyes for vision and not just one? 11.6.3 Colour of the Sun at Sunrise and Sunset
Chapter: 12 Electricity 201 Box item: ‘Flow’ of charges inside a wire
Chapter: 13 Magnetic Effects of Electric Current 232–237 Box item: Michael Faraday 3.4 Electric Motor 3.5 Electromagnetic Induction 3.6 Electric Generator
Chapter: 14 Sources of Energy 242–255 Full chapter
Chapter: 16 Sustainable Management of Natural Resources 266–280 Full chapter
1068 — Contemporary India-II
Chapter 1: Resources and Development 2–3 11–12 Types of Resources, Box information
Chapter 2: Forest and Wildlife Resources 14–18 From second paragraph of ‘Flora and Fauna in India’ to ‘The Himalayan Yew in Trouble’, box information, Figs 2.1 and 2.2
Chapter 4: Agriculture 43–46 Contribution of agriculture to the national economy, employment and output, Impact of globalisation on agriculture
Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries 64–66 68–69 71–73 Contribution of industry to national economy, paragraphs from cotton textiles (India exports... fibre industry), Jute textiles (Challenges... products), Sugar industry (Major... baggase), Iron Steel industry (In 2019... consumer of steel; Though... and discuss), Cement industry (Improvement... industry) and Activity (pg. 72), Table 6.1, Figs 6.1, 6.2 and 6.5
1072 – Democratic Politics-II
Chapter 3: Democracy and Diversity 29–38 Full chapter
Chapter 4: Gender, Religion and Caste 46–48 49 Images on page 46, 48 and 49
Chapter 5: Popular Struggles and Movements 57–70 Full chapter
Chapter 6: Political Parties 76 Full page
Chapter 8: Challenges to Democracy 101–112 Full chapter
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2023.06.01 19:49 hunter_path99 Was kind of frustrated there was no unique dialogue for doing this, but hey, there's a title for it...

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2023.06.01 19:42 Amazed_and_Bemused May and Year-To-Date Episode Appearances

May 2023
17: Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves)
16: Laura Wright (Carly Spencer)
14: Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos)
13: Eden McCoy (Josslyn Jacks), Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio), Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford)
12: Tabyana Ali (Trina Robinson), Nicholas Chavez (Spencer Cassadine)
11: Brook Kerr (Dr. Portia Ashford), Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain)
10: Genie Francis (Laura Collins), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller)
9: Evan Hofer (Dex Heller), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow Corinthos), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine)
8: Jay & Joey Clay (Ace Prince-Cassadine), Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht), Sofia Mattsson (Sasha Corbin), Emma Samms (Holly Sutton), Amanda Setton (Brook Lynn Quartermaine), Charles Shaughnessy (Victor Cassadine)
7: Tajh Bellow (Dr. T.J. Ashford), Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Kristina Wagner (Felicia Scorpio), Maura West (Ava Cassadine)
6: Bonnie Burroughs (Gladys Corbin), Tanisha Harper (Jordan Ashford), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall)
5: Réal Andrews (Marcus Taggert), Jeff Griggs (Agent Hursley), Josh Kelly (Cody Bell), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Quartermaine), Lydia Look (Selina Wu), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri)
4: Charles Ambrose (Ambrose), Billy Gallo (Watkins), Wallace Kurth (Ned Quartermaine), Arlondriah Lenyéa (N’Neka), Avery Kristen Pohl (Esme Prince)
3: Robert Gossett (Marshall Ashford), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Baldwin), Frank Lyon (Frank), Josh Swickard (Det. Harrison Chase), Vernee Watson (Stella Henry), Viron Weaver (Wiley Corinthos)
2: Susan Batten (Flora Gardens), Alan Brooks (J.B. Brown), Dioni Michelle Collins (Deanna Sirtis), Michael Easton (Dr. Hamilton Finn), Morgan Fairchild (Haven de Havilland), Nathan & Owen Ford (Amelia Corinthos)
2: Eliza Frakes (Julie), Gregory Harrison (Gregory Chase), Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe), William Keck (Russell), Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray), Kate Mansi (Kristina Davis), Haley Alexis Pullos (Molly Lansing), Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine), John J. York (Mac Scorpio), N/A (Jane)
1: Cosette Abinante (Scout Cain), Mark Engelhardt (Roman Hume), Christina Ferraro (Dr. Frida Navarro), Gary James Fuller (James West), Roger Howarth (Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt), Kevin Ketcham (Agent Quinn), Holiday Mia Kriegel (Molly Lansing), Ava & Grace Scarola (Avery Jerome), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Scarlett Spears (Donna Corinthos), Samuel Wang (Mr. Li)
YEAR TO DATE (Character names only)
Note: Some characters have been portrayed by multiple actors. This is reflected in the numbers.
68: Sonny Corinthos
67: Nina Reeves
66: Spencer Cassadine
60: Carly Spencer
58: Laura Collins, Josslyn Jacks
57: Trina Robinson
56: Michael Corinthos
49: Willow Tait
48: Curtis Ashford
46: Elizabeth Baldwin, Ava Cassadine
45: Drew Cain
44: Dr. Portia Robinson
42: Dex Heller, Victor Cassadine
41: Dante Falconeri
39: Anna Devane
38: Esme Prince
37: Jordan Ashford, Brook Lynn Quartermaine, Valentin Cassadine
33: Felicia Scorpio
30: Alexis Davis, Sasha Corbin, Robert Scorpio
29: Liesl Obrecht, Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt, Sam McCall
27: Dr. Hamilton Finn, Maxie Jones
26: Dr. T.J. Ashford, Ace Prince-Cassadine
25: Diane Miller
22: Det. Harrison Chase
20: Cody Bell
19: Marshall Ashford
18: Nikolas Cassadine
17: Scott Baldwin
16: Gladys Corbin, Gregory Chase, Lucy Coe, Cameron Webber, Heather Webber, Molly Lansing
15: Mac Scorpio
14: Marcus Taggert, Watkins, Dr. Terry Randolph, Holly Sutton
13: Ambrose, Bobbie Spencer
12: Amelia Corinthos, Ned Quartermaine, Wiley Corinthos
10: Ryan Chamberlain
11: Tracy Quartermaine, N’Neka, Olivia Quartermaine, Eileen Ashby
9: Selina Wu
8: Stella Henry
7: Martin Gray, Donna Corinthos, Kristina Davis
6: Kevin Collins, Deanna Sirtis, Detective Bennett, Mason Gatlin, Frank
5: Linc Brown, Dr. Carolyn Webber, Agent Hursley
4: Dr. Frida Navarro, Yuri, Zeke Robinson, Alison “Blaze” Rogers, Maggie Fitzgerald, Dr. Sterling Robinson, Avery Jerome
3: Violet Barnes, Ethan Lovett, Brad Cooper, Felix DuBois, Renee Lavecque, Charlotte Cassadine
2: Scout Cain, Flora Gardens, Tony DiMarco, J.B. Brown, Harmony Miller, Milo Giambetti, Amy Driscoll, Haven de Havilland, James West, Brick, Dr. Britt Westbourne, Helena Cassadine,
1: Damian Spinelli, Yvette Nicole Brown (Nurse), Dr. Monica Quartermaine, Aiden Webber, Roman Hume, Georgie Spinelli, Phyllis Caulfield, Dr. Andre Maddox, Dr. Andy, George Pennacchio (Himself), Danielle Ponder (Herself), Emma Drake, Antoine, Warden Brewster, Jake Webber
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2023.06.01 19:39 opabiniafan How I studied for a 527 in a month

Hi summer MCAT takers! Just submitted primary and have time to burn, so figure I'd throw in my thoughts and hopefully they're useful. One thing that I noticed when I was lurking on this sub for my test date was that in most guides, people study 3+ months for this test. While you obviously should give yourself the optimal amount of time that you can for this all important test, some of us have schedules that make it very hard to devote 3-5 hrs a day for that extended period of time to studying. I don't recommend anyone doing what I did though, which is that I got super manic in November, realized that I did not wanna go into finance, and was like "I need to do something or I'll die". That something happened to be signing up for the 1/19 MCAT, giving me a bit over a month to prepare from the end of my finals (12/12) to the test date. However, I do think shorter test prep timeframes are good if you have problems with motivation/burnout; the fact that the finish line was literally right in front of me at all times was truly terrifying, and this fear got me to run some heinous 10 hour studying sessions. Ultimately, would I have been better prepared if I studied 3+ months? Yes absolutely. But is dragging out your misery for 3+ months worth it for the chance of an extra point or two? Debatable, up to you. Hope my fellow procrastinators or anyone giving themselves <2 months to study, or anyone in general gets something useful out of this! Good luck studying!

Also, disclaimer about my score. I do not claim to be an expert on the MCAT, my last 3 FL's averaged 520, and I definitely got lucky with a big ass curve on my test day - if I took the MCAT 10 times, I doubt I would get a 527 any of those times.

Content Review
Used Kaplan books and finished them in a 10 day span. I think it is worth buying the set in the end, even though there were 2-4 questions that asked things not covered at all in the books on my real exam. However, if you don't wanna buy I think its fine too, the Kaplan books were kind of bad and the practice problems in them were close to worthless. 95% of everything that could be tested will be covered in the Kaplan books, however, the emphasis in the books is on overview rather than details. I think content review is the biggest slog in regards to studying for the MCAT and where its the easiest to burn out, so it'd be best just to grind through the books and fill in knowledge holes as you do practice questions later. What the AAMC says about content breakdown is definitely true, where only 30% of questions relied on prior knowledge and 70% of questions were critical thinking. If you can nail the critical thinking, even without any content, I think a 510+ is very realistic. Spend your time accordingly! Personally, I had no need to spend hours relearning stuff like the Central Dogma or other big concepts, so I do think that a more effective method if you retained most out of undergrad courses is to go skim the books and do daily review on the content outline @ jackwestin while you do practice q's. I would just do content review (in the form of occasional khan academy videos, youtube stuff, and random jack westin articles I chose) as a break every night after my practice questions in the day. Overall, biochemistry is the most important class. You should spend the most time on stuff from biochem, and make sure you know the major concepts and themes AAMC wants you to know. I found it super helpful to write notes on everything I didn't know, from various physics concepts to random facts in a notebook that i'd look over before I slept every night. For cp and bb, it is essential to know anything involving relationships (what happens to resistance if temperature increases? what happens to hemoglobin affinity for oxygen as pH increases?). During content review, a good mindset to have is that the only "high yield" concepts are the amino acids, Le Chatelier's rule, Piaget and Erickson's stages, mitosis/meiosis, separatory techniques, and Michaelis-Menten kinetics. You will for sure get multiple questions about those, but treat any other concept as just yield, there is no such thing as low yield everything is fair game.

Practice Q's
I started after I had already done two full lengths and a diagnostic, and I did all of the official AAMC question packs, and all of the jack westin ones I could fit in. No particular schedule, I would just do as many of these every day until I got sick of it. I found it much more motivating to do questions rather than content review, because the idea of "this is an old test question, if i had gotten this, I would have missed it" was a terrifying thought. I think the most important part of this is to carefully review everything you get wrong. I also had a notebook specifically dedicated to questions that I got wrong, where I'd write the info that I had missed or write down why my line of thinking was wrong. Also, I would comb reddit during my breaks to try to find little facts that I didn't know (110 daltons per amino acid, fetal circulatory shunts), and add them to my memorization book. Using the JackWestin chrome extension really helps for detailed explanations of questions, because the AAMC ones are kinda shit sometimes. The JW extension especially helps for CARS sections, and I credit my score there to the extension. All in all, I think that my success on the actual test was largely due to the practice questions I did. I tried to find a good heuristic to use to evaluate what the AAMC's correct answer would be to the question based off of patterns in the passage and answer choices. As a reminder, the test really is 30% memorization 70% critical thinking. Now it might not be smart to spend 70% of your prep period grinding practice problems, but at least a representative amount of time should be allocated to practicing the critical thinking that the AAMC wants.

Practice Exams
I did one a week until the last 2 weeks, where I did 4 in that span. I took 7 total, one diagnostic and the 6 AAMC ones. My scores were 503, 516, 518, 524, 521, 519, 521. I'd use a third party test as your diagnostic, to figure out where you need work, but do know that all of the 3rd party ones are 1. not too accurate to real test 2. very deflated to encourage you to buy their product. Just use me as an anecdote; I got a 503 on the Kaplan and then a 516 on my first AAMC full length and I had only done 3 days of content review between those two. Do take a diagnostic ASAP though, it helps you see what you're working towards and serves as a great motivator. I got my 503 and sat in disbelief before working nonstop until my next practice test. Use the diagnostic to figure out which areas in content you are the most lacking, and whether these gaps are a result of you missing the small memorization details or a lack of understanding of the broader themes (of genetics, respiration, etc). If you have more time than me, there are many more 3rd party ones to do if you feel like it, but do treat the AAMC full lengths like gold, as they are the most representative of how you'll do on the real thing. From my own judgement, save full length 5 (the new in 2022 one) for last, as it was very close to my real one, a sentiment shared by people on reddit. Try as much as possible to stimulate real test conditions: wake up at 6, start at 8, go on low sleep conditions, try to get your stress levels up, adhere to timing, drink and pee only during breaks. This is something I didn't do and thus was very unprepared for how stressed I was during real thing (the thought that "wow if I fuck this up I'm done for" is super serious). Something that I think would have also helped me test day is if I set strict guidelines for time spent on questions. I would just take as long as I wanted and generally blow through them as they felt low stakes, whereas on test day, I would stare for minutes at questions I knew were correct because I was super nervous that I was dumb and overlooked something.

Test day:
Took adderall for the test, something I do not recommend. I had done so for two practice tests and did fine, but also I was much more stressed. The adderall combined with my stress threw all my test taking skills went out the window and I was super pressed for time on the exam. Bring easy snacks and energy bars. The exact thought I was having was: "If I get this question wrong my entire college career will have been for nothing". Scary. Take the practice tests with this mindset and you'll be more prepared than me. I got there 40 minutes early to take a dump because I always need to mad shit when I'm nervous, but as long as you're there before 8 you're fine. Overall, a lot more critical thinking and reading the passage than I thought, so definitely do take the day before completely off. C/p was probably 40% gen chem topics 30 % biochem 25 % physics 5% orgo. Practice your mental math and find a method that works for you; I saw myself getting an answer that wasn't a choice and realized an error in my setups. There were 4-6 questions in C/P that was just straight mental math. Like no conceptual setup at all just what is x divided by y (which you could figure out by looking at units). CARS felt like normal difficulty, I usually did well on CARS; eliminate all wrong answers and then find something in the passage that explicitly confirms your answer choice type strategy is what I used. Find whatever works for you during the AAMC question packs. B/B exactly what I was expecting, similar to all practice tests. Got the three "fuck you" discretes here, know for sure I got two wrong but I still got a 132 on the section. Just another anecdote about how spending your time pulling your hair out over the small details isn't gonna yield a good ROI. I think something that helped a lot for me here is the amount of scientific literature I've had to read for my work in research labs, so the comprehension part/figuring out the relationships between the vocab they throw at you came relatively easily. P/s had no concepts out of the blue, and about 80 % of it could have been solved without any knowledge of the subjects; they were all critical thinking and reasoning within passages. Of course again, there were some wack ones but I feel like 1. hitting them with the process of elimination 2. doing flashcards would easily take care of any issues on the content side of things. Also the question style was very similar to full lengths, almost identical in style to full length 5.

Things I think worked well for me:
The very short amount of time I had to review enabled me to stay motivated, because I could literally see the end at all times. Burnout is a real problem for a singular test, and I think I did well keeping motivated from a combination of doing problems (getting things wrong spurred me to study more) and seeing friends at night after studying. Take care of yourself, seeing friends/going on dates/playing sports/whatever you enjoy and takes your mind off your impending doom is absolutely necessary. You physically cannot study effectively for days on end with no break, and if your break involves stressing about the MCAT, it's not a break. You're just killing your hairline. I think the memorization sheet I had of everything that I got wrong in addition to concepts I felt were weak/didn't know at all when I was reviewing, that I studied every night, also netted me at least 5 points. I think that grinding reddit helped me pick up a lot of really small facts that I otherwise would've glossed over, and 5-8 things that I saw in "Content dump" posts actually came up in my real test. Finally, I think that test taking skills (finessing skills) that I had tuned throughout my life were really important. Process of elimination is the way to go, at least 2 choices will be obviously wrong, and getting a feel for the AAMC logic through practicing their material can get u to the right answer in 75% of cases where you don't know it immediately. To beat the horse dead, the MCAT really is 70% critical thinking 30% content, and you do want to practice your test taking accordingly with those weights somewhat in mind.
Things I wished I did differently during review:
DON'T DRINK DURING YOUR REVIEW PERIOD. I went out with friends for the first two weekends because finals were over, and ended up blacking one night and getting stupid the others. This definitely set me a few days back - I could not do any work hungover and those nights I didn't sleep at my own place, so by the time I left, it was like 2pm. Definitely felt harried during review, mostly as a result of the short time period but also a result of the many rest days I took/burnout. While I think taking breaks is very important, I think I went about it poorly (I did not plan out study period at all going in, something that I wish I did) and as a result I realized leading up to the exam that I did not know certain things very well and so the last 5 days were a grind (I didn't go outside in the last 3 days at all because I realized I didn't understand electricity or lenses. neither of these topics were in my full length lol). In addition, I wish I did more jack westin problems, as their explanations are quite good in helping me figure out the way the AAMC words the correct answer. I discovered them with 2 weeks left, but I wish I had done so earlier. I do think that anki decks (I used miledown's deck, findable online) are also great for learning small facts, but again, I didn't have the motivation to do them every day.
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2023.06.01 19:30 Big-Research-2875 Mechanism to avoid Polyspermy

Mechanism to avoid Polyspermy

Regulation of sperm cell Entry into Egg:

( The hindrance of Polyspermy in aquatic organisms ).Any sperm cell that enters the egg will give haploid nucleus and also the cell organ to the egg. In traditional monospermy, within which just one sperm cell enters the egg , a haploid sperm cell nucleus and haploid egg nucleus mix to create the diploid nucleus of the creature (zygote).so restoring the body variety applicable for the species. The cell organ, that is provided by the sperm cell, can divide to create a 2 poles of the mitotic spindle throughout cleavage.

Polyspermy:

The entrance of multiple sperm cell into the egg is termed polyspermy.It ends up in unfortunate consequences in most organisms.In the echinoderm, and different aquatic organisms, fertilization by two sperms lead to a polyploid nucleus, within which every body is delineated 3 times instead of double.
Since every sperm's cell organ divides to create the 2 poles of mitotic equipment, rather than a bipolar mitotic spindle separating the body into two cells, the polyploid body is also divided into as several as four cells.Some cells receive additional copies of bound chromosomes and different cells lack them and such cells either die or develop abnormally.
Mechanism to avoid Polyspermy

Mechanism to avoid Polyspermy:

Many species (aquatic) have evolved ways in which to forestall the union of over 2 haploid nuclei. the foremost common thanks to forestall the entry of over one sperm cell into the egg. the ocean youngster and different aquatic organisms has 2 mechanism to avoid polyspermy;

A) a quick reaction:

Accomplished by AN electrical amendment within the egg cell membrane.

And a,

B) Slower reaction:

Caused by the endocytosis of the plant tissue granules.

1) The quick block to polyspermy:

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