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Wright State University Subreddit

2011.04.25 21:36 baconfrenzy Wright State University Subreddit

This is the official subreddit for students at Wright State University to gather, connect, and discuss campus activities/events in a safe and anonymous manner... Come check out our awesome reddit community! GO RAIDERS!!!

2008.03.04 00:47 Frugal Living: Waste Less, Gain More!

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2023.06.04 16:51 goodlinegames Game developer looking to take on new challenges.

Hello. I’m a game developer from Denmark, who’s passionate about creating games and I am currently looking to take on new challenges. Mostly looking for smaller projects, but longer is good too. I enjoy working with others and will do my best to create a good product.
My qualifications are as follows: Unity and C# Data structures and algorithms System design Leetcode: so far i've done 77 problems
Full stack experience: Java, MySQL, Angular, and design patterns.
Below are the games i've worked on in the last 6 months, including features:
LittoBittbay - 2D isometric game about a boy and his journey through adolescence -developed MAP including --movement and and animations --state machines for player states, enemy states, combat --dialogue system and interaction system for point to click style game --crafting and inventory --pathfinding with AStar --menu transitions --UI
Avifi - Battleship like game with airplanes. -2d multiplayer game using the smartfox framework -created dummy AI that players can against while waiting for other players to join -fixing client/server bugs, ui and gameplay bugs. -builds and resolutions for android / ios, windows and WebGL
PixelCityBros - top down fighting game where you control a squad. -worked closely with the lead developer to fix a combo attack bug including behavior trees.
Honoring the code -scifi strategy game like xcom - MVP / in development -worked on the MVP as freelancer, and assisted in developing several features such as --turn based combat with different attacks and items --hex based grid combat and movement --experience with the Animancer framework for animations --puppet master and ik rigging in engine --UI for combat
And a game i've released on steam working with 3 other people: Medieval Arms: -released on steam
My rates are $20 (USD) /hr, but im willing to negotiate. Reach out to me here or on discord: angelo_#8749
edit: will update post with gifs of features.
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2023.06.04 16:50 Pallandozi REVIEW: Skadi's Saga, by Phil W. Tucker

Title: Skadi's Saga Author: Phil W. Tucker (homepage) Genre: Norse-Inspired Progression Fantasy Location:
Overall - for me, the best thing about reading this novel was how fully I found myself immersed in the world.
Skadi (the novel's protagonist) is a warrior and, when a warrior in combat has to decide between various options, readers will start off with preconceptions about which option a good warrior would pick and how they would make that decide - preconceptions usually shaped by what the reader knows of combat in modern times and by the other stories they have read. This story challenges those preconceptions, with a protagonist whose mindset is very different to that of modern westerners, and to that of the protagonists from every other 'Progression Fantasy' story on the market (including even the most battle-happy of Isekai travellers).
Despite that, it doesn't take long for the reader to internalise Skadi's mindset, to the point where her decisions seem intuitive and natural. Partially that's because we're rooting for the protagonist and the story is written well enough to sweep us along. Fundamentally, though, it is because her mindset is self-consistent, and flows logically from the setting itself.
There are many warriors of the Norse-like world in which this Saga has been set; some are cruel, some are craven, but none doubt their deities exist because, in Skadi's World, deities sometimes appear in person. Deities that can seem as proud and petty as any human Lord - powerful individuals but ones you can appease, flatter, bargain or even wager against. But sometime that mask falters, revealing something more alien beneath - beings that do not share human limitations or morals, beings that would revel in a battle that killed a thousand innocents if it also push a single warrior into performing an act of outstanding valour - even if the act in question was the warrior single headedly massacring everyone in a village.
We travel along with Skadi on her journey in several senses. Literally, as she sails across the world. Emotionally, as she grows and deepens in character. Learning, as teachers and mystic encounters increase her skills and understanding of the world. Progression, as her achievements win her glory, power and increasing liberty. Many events in the story describe progress in one of these journeys triggering progress in another and, at first, this might just seem a way for the author to avoiding spending too many consecutive chapters focused on a single thing (such as detailed action sequences, character development, world building, etc). But, as story continues, the reader gradually assembles enough links to spot a deeper pattern that the plot has woven, and realises that all four journeys are necessarily linked by the one specific aspect of the novel's setting - fate (or, to use the Norse term "wyrd").
(The next bit contains a spoiler for the first few chapters)
The novel's Hornblower-esque 'progression fantasy' tag is justified by the way the setting handles strength of an individuals wyrd, which is sufficiently similar to a 'game mechanic' in the LitRPG genre that Skadi's 'inspection' skill allows her to count the exact number of 'spare lives' someone has remaining at any particular time and even predict which side will win in combat by comparing the total wyrd of the participants on each side.
Knowing how perilous a situation helps the reader feel the protagonist is being courageous she she faces it. Knowing how much her wyrd has increased as a result gives the reader a sense of progress. Having her use strategy so that decisions depend upon more just courage adds variety to the challenges and stops them feeling repetitive. Any of these things might justify the way Phil Tucker implemented fate in his story's world, and picked an 'inspection' type of cheat ability as the unique factor explaining the protagonist's meteoric rise.
But it does more than that. Skadi sees and understands the world around her in a way the other residents of the world do not. Through her eyes we peek behind the curtains, giving us a gentle entry into her world that's consistent with there still being a sense of mystery for other residents that makes their beliefs and reactions seem more real.
At the start of the story, survival and the whims of relatives leave Skadi few options on where she goes and what she does. The only status she has is that gifted her by her father - who also limited the skills she could train and limited any chance to glory by sheltering her from the risk of real combat. But it is not her fate to remain so sheltered. Her desire to grow motivates her decision to follow her true fate. Those decisions necessarily lead to power and glory. Her increasing power brings attention on a larger stage, which leads to travel across the world. Travel to new places leads to the encounters and teachers that increase her understanding of the world, the deities and of herself. Increases in her understanding affect her goals and determination. By the very nature of fate, none of the journeys could have been made in isolation.
Style - the prose is easy to read, and introduces Norse words and concepts in a way that does't obstruct or confuse. Story - well paced, maintains tension and addresses larger themes. Grammar - there's an occasional mismatch or omitted word left by re-editing a sentence, but no doubt that will get fixed when Phil gets around to checking the editing suggestion comments. Characters - the cast is believable and memorable, while the protagonist is vivid, active, likeable and grows.
Summary - I would buy this as a paper book in a bookshop, and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone with an interest in mythology or just in rattling good yarns.
Rating: 5/5
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2023.06.04 16:41 Simplybuns9 Suggestions for small town/village in Ohio

Looking for a small rural village or town in Ohio, within an hour-ish drive of Columbus or Cincinnati (and not on a route that would be a terrible commute). Things I’m seeking:
Bonus points:
We enjoy spending time outside (bike, backpacking, hike, camp, kayak), going to the library, participating in community events and festivals, walking around downtown, parks. Want to have a small homestead (garden, chickens, etc). Looking for a community with charm and welcoming people. Perhaps some community events throughout the year. Let me know of any nonprofits doing neat things! Enjoy volunteering for things related to foster youth, special needs, public health, habitat for humanity, animal welfare.
We don’t drink and mostly eat at home, so those things are not important to us. Not needing a place with nightlife.
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2023.06.04 16:40 SilentThunder15 [USA KY 40214][FS/FT] [H] Everdell+expansions, Wingspan, 7 Wonders, Reavers of Midgard and MORE [W] Paypal

Hello board gamer enthusiasts! Shipping not included in these prices but will use Pirate Ship for the best rates!
Everdell - $250
Reavers of Midgard (4, corner is fraying on the outside, KS edition w/ neoprene mat) - $60
Wingspan (4, played twice) - $37
Horrified American Monsters (4) - $30
7 Wonders (4, 2nd edition, played once) - $27
Dice Throne (4) - $20
Marvel Villianous: Infinite Power (4, played twice) - $13
Sushi Roll (4, played twice) - $10
Trails (4, played once) - $10

1 Free with a paired purchase of a larger game:
Builders of Antiquity (4) - $9
Cards Against Humanity - $9
Game of Thrones: Hand of the King (3) - $6
Bananagrams (4, played once) - $5
Kingdomino (4) - $8
Age of War (4) - $5
Similo (4, played once) - $5
Uno (4) - $1
RUM + SOW (3) - $1
Wants: Cyclades Titans, Deep Rock Galactic, Ticket to Ride expansions
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2023.06.04 16:39 cautioussleuth Rant

I've worked for JM since Jan 2022. I moved to a new store in April. We began training in April and opened on May 3rd. Since then, 2 Asst GMs have quit, my GM quit yesterday, and a shift leader was fired. I'm getting promoted but I don't know how to help our store. I understand that it can be overwhelming at times and we're going to go through people but most of the "original" management is gone, with new management having little to no JM experience. What can I do to help our store? I let them choose "stations", bring in treats, breaks, etc. I want what's best for them but fuckk
Edit: We've been doing about $2,000-$4,000 daily in our first month
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2023.06.04 16:35 JustMe4729 Coughed all over the card (but not really)

I've been waiting for this to come up in my memories so I could get the wording right... Back in 2020 when we were finally allowed to get out and go to the stores again, I was on my way down a back country road headed to the store. As I was driving, I must have gotten distracted and got a little too close to the redneck truck in front of me because as he turned into his driveway, he and his passengers flipped me off and yelled curse words out the window at me. So while I was at the store, I picked out the prettiest blank card I could find and wrote the following message inside... "I would like to apologize if I got too close to your truck earlier today. You see, I've had a really crappy day and my mind honestly wasn't completely focused on my driving. While I feel your (over)reaction of flipping me off and cussing me out was a bit much, I can see how you may have felt threatened by my minivan. Also for the record, I just bought it, and I'll admit it does get away from me sometimes. It's just such a smooth ride- I'm sure you can appreciate that! So anyway, I sincerely hope you can accept my apology. And I'm sure you feel better anyway, because flipping off and cursing a mom in her minivan with her two young, impressionable boys in the back was the best way to make everything better. Sincerely, The mom in the minivan that was on her way to the testing site.
P.S. I coughed all over this card."
I threw the card out the window into their driveway when I drove home. I wasn't on my way to testing, and I didn't cough on the card, but it sure made me feel better.
(And I know they got the card because one of them was in the driveway when I threw it)
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2023.06.04 16:33 kbups53 Pittsburgh Pre-Show Fun!

Hey all! Pittsburgh is my home show and just wanted to shout out some cool spots if you’ve never been and want to explore before the show!
Attic Records in Millvale is the best record store I’ve ever been to. Owner is a Dead Head, as are some of the fellas working there, and they have a thick selection of Dead vinyl.
Zenith on the South Side is a wild vegan restaurant with some of the coolest decor and best food you’ll find anywhere in town.
For beer, I highly recommend Insurrection Aleworks in the Heidelberg neighborhood. It’s actually a hidden gem in Pittsburgh, not one of the more marquee microbrew spots, but if you trust me (and I hope you do), they’re the best. Also, all Dead Head run, with beers like Paint By Numbers Morning Sky and Captain Trips and Dark Star Crashes on regular rotation. Killer food as well. If you’re coming from the city this is a fast detour on the way to Star Lake off of 376 west.
For sightseeing, it’s cliche but the inclines on Mt. Washington are wonderful. Should also be a beautiful day for Point State Park if you want to walk around by the river.
Edit: Forgot to add, for coffee the coolest place to check out is Kickback Pinball Cafe in Lawrenceville. It’s a coffee shop and two floors of pinball machines, it’s awesome. Lawrenceville in general is a real cool place, just avoid the obvious chains, there’s a ton of great indie-owned businesses and curiosities along Butler St and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Most of all, downtown Pittsburgh…beautiful, but kind of boring. The city is all about the surrounding neighborhoods, which have the foundation of generations of immigrants who’ve made different parts of it home. Tons of great food and other cultural experiences, but you’ve just gotta venture out away from the central business triangle to find it. Plenty to discover!
I’m sure other locals can shout out some cool spots here, too! Just saw someone remark in another thread that Pittsburgh was a dull corporate city full of Cheesecake Factories and that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s a city that overwhelmingly embraces it’s weird old buildings, traditions, and lifestyle. It’s a strange and wonderful town. We do have a Cheesecake Factory, but you can skip that.
See ya all at the show!
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2023.06.04 16:31 BeardedNerd95 Need help from Ohio natives!

I'm a 27 year old guy who's never had good enough vision to drive a car, and I started looking at scooters and mopeds as an alternative. I'm looking into getting either a 50cc scooter or a moped, but I don't know if I can. You heed a motorcycle license for a scooter, and most mopeds I've found make more than the one horsepower limit, and can go faster thsn the allowed speed of 20 MPH. I've checked Ohio's .gov site, and even in april of this year it's still that restrictive. Can anyone help me figure out what ro do? Should I just try to register a 50cc scooter as a moped, even if it exceeds the power and speee limit rules? Should I just get a pedal bike instead, since everything seems to be illegal by Ohio standards? What's my best option here?
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2023.06.04 16:28 ellgramar Schrödinger’s “Memorial Cross stake”

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2023.06.04 16:10 Grahamthicke Woolworth's on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill 1958-1971. And in the second picture, what was the best part of going to the store- the lunch counter.

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2023.06.04 16:08 Itsok___ Mobility Aids?

Hello. I have a question about mobility aids. Ever since I fell chronically a year ago I’ve been having difficulty with walking because the main trigger for my pain is physical activity. If I try to walk for too long of a distance, which for me is like 5 minutes, I’ll eventually fall or end up doubled over in pain. Since my recent lap I’ve been dealing with leg pain and muscle weakness. And I’m using crutches because it’s all I have but I’m not sure it’s the best idea. I know that using crutches kind of pulls at my incisions. I’ve been trying my best to walk after surgery but each time I try I drop because of the weakness in my legs. I was wondering if it would be okay to use a rollatowalker. I wasn’t going to use a full wheelchair but I can at least get a rollatowalker fairly easy online. It’s foldable and can be stored away. I was just wondering what your thoughts on this would be. I just want to know if it’s okay to use one or do I have to be more disabled to use one ?
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2023.06.04 16:07 Itsok___ Mobility Aids?

Hello. I have a question about mobility aids. Ever since I fell chronically a year ago I’ve been having difficulty with walking because the main trigger for my pain is physical activity. If I try to walk for too long of a distance, which for me is like 5 minutes, I’ll eventually fall or end up doubled over in pain. Since my recent lap I’ve been dealing with leg pain and muscle weakness. And I’m using crutches because it’s all I have but I’m not sure it’s the best idea. I know that using crutches kind of pulls at my incisions. I’ve been trying my best to walk after surgery but each time I try I drop because of the weakness in my legs. I was wondering if it would be okay to use a rollatowalker. I wasn’t going to use a full wheelchair but I can at least get a rollatowalker fairly easy online. It’s foldable and can be stored away. I was just wondering what your thoughts on this would be. I just want to know if it’s okay to use one or do I have to be more disabled to use one ?
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2023.06.04 16:04 deverbovitae Challenges With Oral, Written, and Digital Knowledge

Humans, especially in the Western world, very much prize knowledge: its acquisition, its exercise, and its advancement and development.
Our relationship with knowledge, however, is fraught with many problems. We are finite, created beings; thus, there is only so much we can know and understand (cf. Isaiah 55:8-9). We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23): our faculties for knowledge have been thus corrupted. Such corruption is manifest in the reasoning and exercise of knowledge as well as in our ability to retain knowledge. In our corruption we are prone to misremember, consciously and unconsciously, promoting and advancing what is truly error in our limitations or with nefarious motivations.
We would like to imagine our brains as supercomputers, able to process memories and knowledge and to retain them for instantaneous recall when needed. Yet such is not how God has designed the human brain, nor is it how the human brain, in its current corruption, functions. Various aspects of memories are stored in different parts of the brain; it would seem every recall of our memory is in its own way a refabrication of what we are remembering. This function is by necessity, and in many ways, preservation: if we could remember every sense impression we ever received, we would get lost in details and not remember anything substantive; furthermore, we have plenty of memories we do best to forget or remember in a different light on account of the trauma we have experienced.
And yet all these factors mean our memory is not as reliable as we imagine it to be. The way we understand what has happened in our lives is not infallible, let alone the way we understand what has happened to others or the state of the knowledge we have thought we have obtained.
All such things reflect the challenges of life in a society in which knowledge is primarily maintained in oral transmission. It is not as if information cannot be transmitted throughout generations by means of oral transmission; but the information communicated by oral transmission will often go through various changes, often unintentionally and unconsciously, and all while the transmitters of oral knowledge insist they tell the same story. Furthermore, oral knowledge endures only as long as the information is transmitted: plague, pestilence, and/or violence can easily lead to the extinguishing of information about a given people or culture. Such is why we continue to categorize the past in terms of “historical” and “pre-historical” periods: there is only so much we can know about a culture or a people who have not preserved written records or have not communicated to others who have written it down.
For various reasons people began to develop systems by which thoughts and words could be recorded through signs on various media and could be preserved for later retrieval by the writers themselves or by those of a later time. The first of these seem to originate 6000 or so years ago in Mesopotamia and Egypt and endure to this day.
The strength of written knowledge is the creation of a fixed standard which can be maintained and referred to over time. Humans can memorize information and retain it well as long as they have a written standard to which they can make reference. Today we have far greater understanding about many aspects of ancient life in cultures which wrote down such information.
Yet written knowledge comes with its own set of challenges as recognized even in antiquity. In many respects the whole point of written knowledge is to replace “knowing something” with “knowing where to learn about something”: it fosters a “card catalog” approach to knowledge, in which the thing itself is less known but we know where to go to learn about it. Such a challenge was not entirely foreign to primarily oral cultures; we can consider how many Israelites would have made an appeal to a prophet or one trained in the Torah to figure out information about how to serve God as opposed to themselves knowing how to thus serve. But it is a challenge exacerbated by written knowledge. In terms of the Christian faith we must always insist on not just knowing about Scripture, or knowing where to find things in Scripture, but the actual knowing of Scripture, to allow the Word of God to be within a person (e.g. 2 Peter 3:18). No one has ever been transformed by God in Christ through the Spirit merely by knowing where to learn; they must actually learn the thing itself and be transformed by it.
Written knowledge is also only as good as the writings are preserved, and such was a major difficulty in the world before the printing press. Wet clay can be re-formed and thus writing on it can be erased; papyrus and paper easily decay or fall apart. We are aware of all kinds of written works which are no longer extant, most likely lost in the ravages of time; we are probably ignorant of far more. Just because something is written down does not make it true: plenty of people have written things to distort or manipulate intentionally, and far more have written with the best of intentions but ultimately in ways which did not maintain full integrity. Many arguments and disputes about doctrines in Christianity were generated or made worse by the existence of “pseudepigraphal” works, in which someone later wrote in the name of a famous ancestor, and people in later generations accepted the “pseudepigraphal” works as authentic, and drew conclusions. And even if something is written and true, errors intentional and unintentional can creep in through the copying process. Furthermore, all written language, by necessity, is interpretive: we all have to interpret what the signs written actually mean. We have some written documents from the past which we cannot read because we have not deciphered the writing system. Many English Bible translations will frequently note how “the Hebrew is uncertain” in many passages: many words in the Hebrew Bible show up once or only a few times and we do not have strong confidence in their specific likeness in English because what those terms originally meant have not been handed down. Even when we have written words well preserved through the copying process and a decent understanding of the original language, no two languages have exact equivalence in terms and thoughts; the multiplicity of Bible translations testify to the various layers of understanding which we can obtain from the text. Interpretation and application of texts also are places in which we can easily distort the original purpose of the author.
From the beginning of writing until the modern age the great barrier for people has been one of access. Written knowledge is only valuable if you know how to read and write and you have access to sources of written knowledge. Such access was often jealously guarded as the prerogative of the literate elite. As Christians we do well to remember how challenging access to the knowledge of the Scriptures proved for the first 1500 years of Christianity: only a few could read, and even then, to read would require texts available to read. Therefore, most Christians who have ever lived most likely did not read much or any of the Scriptures. Their experience with the Scriptures was mediated by those who read it and explained it to them (cf. 1 Timothy 4:13). We can find many benefits to our personal study of Scripture, and we do well to come to understand God’s purposes in Christ better through our study of Scripture; nevertheless, we never have a right to assume the only way a person can be a Christian is by means of studying the Scriptures, and should be on the lookout for how the reading and studying of Scripture can itself prove idolatrous. Far too many have confused the Author of Scripture with the Scriptures themselves; far too many have confused learning about God in Christ with the actual practices of following God in Christ.
Current generations are living through the third great revolution in knowledge: the prevalence of digital knowledge. By means of computers and the Internet the challenge of access is significantly reduced. We have instant access to a wealth of knowledge beyond anything any individual can well understand. Information is now everywhere.
The great challenge of digital knowledge involves trust. We can all easily and quickly search for information: but how can we know the information is any good? Search engines are monetized to direct you to the sources of information which pay the search engines money to that end. On almost every issue and matter we will easily find highly contradictory explanations and understandings of almost anything and everything. “I found it on the Internet” as a source is now a running joke.
Digital knowledge, therefore, is only as good as the integrity of those who post it; and our understanding of digital knowledge must be well informed with critical perspectives watching out for confirmation bias. Digital knowledge is simultaneously expansive and siloed: you can learn just about anything on the Internet, but you can also find specific and epistemically closed communities on the Internet. Such is how many people have “done their research” and believe certain things very strongly, even though others have also “done their research,” believe in certain things very strongly, and have come to radically different conclusions. With digital knowledge we must cultivate healthy self-skepticism in our critical thinking, subjecting what we want to believe and the claims of those who we deem are like us to the same critical standard to which we subject that which we do not want to believe and the claims of those we deem are not like us.
Thus no form of knowledge is a panacea; challenges persist regardless of how we know things and seek to retain knowledge. We cannot dismiss the existence of the challenges, nor can we despair of knowing anything because of the challenges. Instead we do well to navigate the challenges with the wisdom expressed by God in Christ through the Spirit and focus primarily on that which leads to greater trust in God in Christ so we are living more consistently with the witness of what God has accomplished in Christ through His Spirit!
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2023.06.04 16:03 vegicom Veganism VS Carnivore Which One is Better

Veganism VS Carnivore Which One is Better

It’s the clash of the dietary titans: veganism versus carnivore. You might wonder, “Wait, aren’t they complete opposites?”
But amidst all the noise and clashing opinions, the question remains: which is better? You might be trying to support one of these groups, but how much are you sure you’re right?
Join me as we explore the merits, drawbacks, and various considerations that come into play when comparing veganism and carnivore diets. Let the food fight begin!
Veganism has come a long way in recent years, and it’s no longer just a niche lifestyle choice.
Nowadays, you can find vegan options in almost every grocery store, and many restaurants have started offering delicious plant-based meals too.
But what about carnivores? If we put veganism vs. carnivore against each other, which is better?
Some people believe that veganism is more expensive than a carnivorous diet.
But hold your tofu dogs, my friend! While some specialty vegan products can be pricey, a plant-based diet can save you some green in the long run.
Staples like grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables are often cheaper than animal products.
Plus, there are plenty of budget-friendly recipes out there that can satisfy your taste buds without breaking the bank.
Let’s remember the ethical side of things. Veganism promotes compassion and respect for all living beings.
By choosing plant-based options, you’re standing up against animal cruelty and supporting a more humane way of living. That alone can bring a sense of fulfillment and joy to your life.
Picture this: you’re an athlete looking to boost your performance and achieve your full potential.
You might have heard some buzz about plant-based diets and wondered, “Can going vegan really compete with a carnivorous diet?”.
One of the common concerns people have is whether vegans can get enough protein to build strong muscles.
Well, fear not! Plant-based protein sources like beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and even good old-fashioned quinoa are packed with protein.
These plant proteins provide all the essential amino acids your body needs to repair and build muscles.
Plus, they often come with the bonus of being low in saturated fat and cholesterol, making them heart-healthy choices.
But protein is just one piece of the puzzle. Vegan diets can also provide abundant vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants vital for optimal athletic performance.
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds offer a plethora of nutrients, such as vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants like vitamin E.
This can be tricky when you try to find veganism vs. carnivore; which is better?
Proponents of the carnivore diet argue that it can lead to weight loss, improved mental clarity, and reduced inflammation.
However, it’s important to note that scientific research on the long-term effects of this diet could be more extensive.
One of the potential health risks associated with a carnivore diet is nutrient deficiencies. Since plant foods are excluded, important nutrients like fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can become scarce.
Another concern is the high intake of saturated fat and cholesterol in a carnivore diet, which can increase the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular issues.
Additionally, the absence of dietary fiber can affect the gut microbiome negatively. Our gut buddies, the beneficial bacteria in our intestines, thrive on a diet rich in plant foods.
Without those fibers, the diversity and balance of our gut microbiome can be compromised, potentially leading to digestive problems.
Not easy, huh? On the one hand, our furry friends deserve to live a life free from harm and suffering.
On the other hand, we have our dietary requirements as human beings. So, how do we navigate this moral maze?
Let’s start with veganism. This dietary choice is about saying no to animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey.
Vegans argue that animals have their rights to life and freedom, just like we do.
By adopting a vegan lifestyle, we can drastically reduce the demand for animal products and the harm caused to animals in the food industry.
Some folks might argue that a carnivorous diet is more natural for humans. After all, our ancestors used to hunt and eat meat, right?
Recent scientific research suggests that a well-planned vegan diet can meet all our nutritional needs just fine.
Buckle up because we’re diving into veganism versus carnivore diets. And yes, I’m a big supporter of veganism, so prepare for some plant-powered enthusiasm!
Considering you are a carnivore, what do you think is the result of veganism vs. carnivore? List your reasons to see if you are right.
Let’s start with greenhouse gas emissions. Animal agriculture, especially livestock production, is responsible for many global emissions.
Cows, for instance, release methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.
Water usage is another issue. Animal agriculture requires a huge amount of water.
From growing animal feed to providing water for the animals, it’s like a never-ending thirst quencher.
And with water scarcity becoming a serious concern, we must rethink our priorities.
Certain nutrients like vitamin B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids are harder to access on a vegan diet.
However, with proper planning and attention to nutrition, getting all the necessary nutrients from plant-based sources or fortified foods is possible.
Some people believe being vegan means being perfect and avoiding all animal products. However, veganism is about doing the best you can to reduce harm. It’s a journey, and everyone starts somewhere.
Now, let’s briefly touch on carnivory, the opposite end of the spectrum. Carnivory is the practice of consuming an animal-based diet exclusively.
Firstly, the meat industry has a significant environmental footprint. Animal agriculture contributes to deforestation, water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity loss.
Secondly, from an ethical standpoint, many vegans advocate for the rights and welfare of animals. The mass production of animals for food often involves factory farming, where animals are subjected to overcrowded and inhumane conditions.
So, what are the health benefits? Well, research suggests that a plant-based diet can positively affect your well-being.
First, it tends to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than a carnivorous diet. This can help lower the risk of heart disease and promote better cardiovascular health.
Plants are also fiber-rich, which can keep your digestion happy and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as colon cancer.
Now, let’s talk about veganism. Vegans take the plant-based diet to the next level by excluding all animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and even honey.
On the other hand, I am not happy to say that excessive use of red and processed meats can easily cause an increased risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease, certain types of cancer, and even type 2 diabetes.
Regarding ethics and animal welfare, veganism shines as a compassionate approach.
Vegans believe in minimizing harm to animals as much as possible, excluding animal products from their diet and lifestyle.
Veganism is all about recognizing the inherent value and rights of animals. It’s about acknowledging that they can feel pain, experience emotions, and have their interests.
While respecting people’s dietary choices is important, it’s worth considering the ethical implications.
The carnivore diet is often based on ancestral eating habits and the belief that humans are meant to eat a diet primarily composed of animal products.
Choosing a carnivorous diet might inadvertently contribute to the suffering of animals, as it increases the demand for meat, dairy, and other animal-derived products.
Choosing between veganism and a carnivorous diet ultimately boils down to personal values and priorities.
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2023.06.04 16:01 bathroom17531 Style And Functionality Combined: The Best Vanity Trays Of The Year

Vanity trays have been around for centuries, starting as a symbol of wealth and luxury for the elite in ancient civilizations. Today, they have become a practical and stylish addition to any bathroom. They are perfect for storing and organizing your everyday essentials, including makeup, perfumes, and jewelry. At Best Vintage Bathroom, we have carefully curated a list of the best vanity trays available in the market. Our selection includes options from top brands such as Kate and Laurel and iDesign.
Top Picks:
  1. Best Overall: Kate and Laurel Ciel Metal Mirrored Tray
  2. Best Budget: iDesign Clarity Plastic Vanity Tray
  3. Best Vintage: MyGift Rustic Wood & Metal Vanity Tray
  4. Best Modern: Umbra Prisma Tray
  5. Best Glass: Creative Co-Op Rectangle Glass Vanity Tray


  1. Consider the Size: Measure your vanity space and determine the dimensions that would fit best. Look for trays that provide ample room for your essentials without overwhelming the space.
  2. Material and Durability: Choose trays made from high-quality materials like acrylic, glass, or metal. Consider the durability and resistance to moisture, as bathroom environments can be humid.
  3. Design and Style: Decide on the aesthetic you prefer, whether it's a sleek modern design or a vintage-inspired tray. Look for decorative details, such as mirrored surfaces or ornate handles, to enhance the overall look of your vanity.
  4. Functionality: Opt for trays with compartments, dividers, or built-in organizers to keep your items neatly separated and easily accessible. Consider trays with non-slip bottoms to prevent sliding or tipping.
  5. Maintenance: Check if the tray is easy to clean and maintain. Look for trays that are resistant to stains and scratches, ensuring long-term use and effortless upkeep.
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2023.06.04 16:01 jamieloftusstan Realized my dad and sister are narcissists

I’m not sure if anyone will reply to this but I just wanted to get it out. I would appreciate confirmation that they do sound like narcs!
Growing up my sister (40) and I (42) were extremely close. It wasn’t until we had a falling out about ten years ago that I started to realize she’s the GC of my dad and has become a narc too. When we were kids we both had to be perfect. I wasn’t good at that so I chose to rebel and was constantly punished for it but I thought it was my fault for a long time. My sis did all the right things, so my parents have financially supported her basically her whole life. I got out when I turned 18 and struggled financially a lot over the years. My parents paid for her to go to a private college and she had a credit card they paid off on full every month until she was 27 or 28. She likes to shop at stores like Anthropologie and Whole Foods. My mom used to complain to me that my sister spent $500 at Whole Foods in one month when I was struggling to afford rent and food and they wouldn’t help me at all. She didn’t have a lot of expenses because her boyfriend at the time paid all the bills.
Through all that, I never blamed my sister just my parents. We were very close. We would talk on the phone for hours. I thought she was my best friend. We would fight, but I thought it was because siblings fight. Our first big falling out, I flew to her state to drive her 11 hours back to our parents’ house because she wanted a break from her boyfriend and had an injury that made it hard to drive. On the drive back, she criticized me nonstop. She would say, speed up! Slow down! Don’t change lanes so fast. We spent the night halfway and the next morning I went to get breakfast while she took a bath. We had a huge fight because even though I had confirmed 3x she wanted an egg McMuffin I didn’t read her mind and know she meant an egg biscuit when she said McMuffin. By the end of that trip we weren’t speaking and didn’t for a year.
I started to realize she always had to come first, before any of my partners. I thought that was normal/healthy for her to be number 1. If she was upset about something I would indulge her and be upset with my partner if they protested. I’d drop whatever I was doing to talk to her on the phone for 3 hours about whatever drama she was in. After another big falling out, we hadn’t talked in about 3 years but she reconciled with me when she got engaged. I see now it’s only because she wanted the whole family to be in her wedding photos. Her wedding was a nightmare. It was a destination wedding and she would order me to tell her fiancés family members things she didn’t want to like, go tell them they have to go outside if they’re going to be that loud. Her actual ceremony she kept everyone waiting like 45 min because she and her fiancé were doing shots with friends.
She quickly separated from her husband and it was of course all his fault. She accused him of trying to kill her but it was always sketchy. Like it was Mother’s Day and we were out for lunch with my mother and my sister called her screaming that he was trying to hit her with the car. Wouldn’t you call 911 not your mother across the country..? Then she came to live with my parents. She took over 2 bedrooms at my parents’ 3 bedroom house and yelled at them if they bothered her to ask things like would you like to eat dinner with us? She smashed their things when she was enraged. I’m honestly surprised she didn’t hit them. To get rid of her, my parents bought her a house in another state.
During that time, I saw what happened if I didn’t put her first and agree with everything she said. She told me the story of the other time her husband supposedly tried to kill her. They were having a big fight and she started having an asthma attack. He left the room to look for her inhaler and this was her interpretation, he was going to let me die. When I didn’t agree with her that he was trying to kill her, she suddenly stopped having anything to do with me. She wouldn’t acknowledge my presence, if I entered a room she would leave She wouldn’t respond to me if I spoke to her. We literally had a dinner in a restaurant with family where she wouldn’t acknowledge I existed. Of course it’s my fault the whole family can’t be together at the holidays not hers.
That’s the time period I realized my dad is a narc and he sees her an extension of him. Growing up he loved to brag about her accomplishments. She went to the expensive private college because he thought it was the most prestigious college in the area. He still tells people she went there and she’s 40. He made all her choices about what to do after college and grad school. My entire life, he’s never had one friend. My mom said she stopped inviting people over because he would just get up and leave the room without a word and it embarrassed her. His “friends” are important people he acts like he knows, like the surgeon who did a procedure on him but he acts like he knows well. He tells stories about congresspeople he met twice remembering him. When we moved to the house I grew up in, he liked it because it had been built by an orthodontist and he thought that would convey money and status. He thinks proximity to important people makes him seem important to others. He would be friendly and charming when we were around other people, like at church, but at home he just criticized my mom and kept to himself. He would tell my sister and I things like we were going to get a pool or go on an expensive vacation, things I realized later we couldn’t afford, and then blame my mom for us not doing them.
Anyway. If you read all of this, thank you! I really feel like they’re both narcs but I’d love feedback on that.
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2023.06.04 15:57 SunnyDemeanorGames A Weekend in Puzzleburg - Sunny Demeanor Games - A cozy RPG about taking a relaxing weekend vacation (one of Kotaku's "Ten New Games Bursting With Imagination" and on sale through this weekend)

Hi everyone, I'm a solo developer named Adam, and my game, the cozy RPG A Weekend in Puzzleburg recently released on Steam:
The game was featured in a Kotaku article a few days ago Ten New Games That Are Bursting With Imagination, and it's currently 20% off for the Cozy and Family Friendly Games Celebration on Steam - but only on discount through 10am US Pacific time tomorrow when the festival ends, so be sure to grab your copy today!

About "A Weekend in Puzzleburg"

Steam page:
A Weekend in Puzzleburg is a cozy slice-of-life role-playing game with over 180,000 ways your weekend vacation can play out. No need to fight monsters or save the world from impending doom - you've merely booked a relaxing weekend getaway in a quaint resort town. Perform random acts of kindness for everyone you come across, if you can first puzzle out what each person needs and where to locate the necessary item in this oceanside vacation destination. Welcome to Puzzleburg!
You can find two trailers for the game on my company YouTube page ("Scenes Around Puzzleburg" and "The Puzzles of Puzzleburg"), along with a developer playthrough that shows some things that are hard to find in the free demo, plus some things in the full game but NOT in the demo.
If you'd rather read a review of the game from an independent source, here you go ("Final Verdict: I Like It"):

Stay Up To Date on "A Weekend in Puzzleburg"

I publish a company blog about A Weekend in Puzzleburg if you would like to know more about the game's development (there's about a year's worth of updates located at that link). I also post smaller updates on Twitter, so please follow the company's Twitter account (@SunnyVideoGames) as well. And for any streamers or members of the press, the press kit has additional info on the game, as well as publicly available promotional assets.
And here is the link to the Steam page for A Weekend in Puzzleburg one more time:
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy your weekend.
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2023.06.04 15:54 Indiana_J_Frog My Energizing Week #2

My Energizing Week #2
For week 2 of my energy drink exploration, I focused more on getting more Red Bull than anything, that way I could actually have some worthwhile experience in at least one brand. But that didn't stop me from checking out a couple other drinks out of curiosity.
  1. 3D - Liberty Pop. I took one look at the red white and blue can, thought it might be the only time I get to try it since I've never seen 3D at the Dollar Tree before, and grabbed it before I finally saw the flavor right before buying it. Still, I grabbed the can already. So my consensus: ... actually pretty good. I mean, those red white and blue popsicles you get in the convenient store are nostalgic but sugary, and it's been a while since I've had one. But this drink replicates the flavor perfectly without giving into the sweetness overload many drinks are guilty of. I actually enjoyed this more than I though I would. 8.0
  2. Red Bull - Summer Edition. My coworker suggested this one to me. Apparently the official flavor is "juneberry," but there are supposed to be hints of other berries. Also, juneberries are actually a thing, and not a pun made up for the "summer" edition like a lot of flavor names have. I gotta say that I really enjoyed that mixed berry flavor. It was balanced, and each berry was a little hard to identify among the juneberry flavoring, so no one flavor cancelled out others. But it doesn't have that KICK that regular Red Bull has. 9.0
  3. Red Bull - Blue Edition. Bought this 8 ouncer at the same time as the Summer one. And while I'm not necessarily a blueberry fan and prefer mixed berry, this is easily the some of the best blueberry flaovr I've had in any drink, candy or maybe even pastry. It's incredibly strong, sacrificing that Red Bull kick for more and more flavor, and just enough sweetness to bring out the best of the punch as well. So, this drink sacrificed the kick for the punch. 9.5
  1. Alani Nu - Watermelon Wave. I'm still having difficulty finding the cherry slush one everyone's so worked up about, but I was still able to find a new flavor of my favorite brand at the store. The last one I had was the Arctic White maked dowen at, believe it or not-
62 CENTS! This one, however, was normal price. And the consensus: quite tasty. I mean, it tastes like a watermelon candy more than a watermelon (I've had plenty of actual watermelon over the last two weeks), but it's a really tasty candy that gets its specific flavor down perfectly, so any sugariness actually helps the flavor more than it hinders, which is nice for a sugar free drink. 9/10. Believe it or not, even with that rating it's still my 5th favorite of the seven Alani Nu flavors I've tried, with the first still being Hawaiian Shaved Ice.
Thanks for tuning into my second Energizing Week.
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