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2023.03.21 11:23 Fredric444 Longer LK5 Pro + Creality Sonic Pad

I just got a Creality Sonic Pad for the purpose of driving my LK5 Pros with Klipper.
The LK5 Pro runs on an Arduino ATMEGA2560.
  1. Does anyone know if one of the stock Sonic Pad CR10 / ATM2560 configurations will work off-the-shelf with the LK5 Pro? The LK5 Pro seems nearly a clone of the CR10.
  2. Alternatively, if I compile on the Sonic Pad, does anyone know which parameters to use for LK5 Pro?
Thanks in advance, as this is all a bit of a stretch for me.
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2023.03.21 11:22 RemeAU Any backpackers here that would consider travelling Australia with an Aussie?

I (27m) (the Aussie) want to travel Australia at some point in the near future. I'm looking at doing a camper build on the back of a Ford Transit cab chassis. But I don't want to travel alone. As all my friends either have kids or can't get much time off work I don't really have anyone to travel with.
So I'm wondering if anyone might be open to that idea? Whether for a few days or few weeks it doesn't matter.
I'm still working out the details but the idea would be you'll travel with me in the van but sleep in a separate tent. You'll still have access to the on board toilet at night and the bathroom and kitchen during the day. (I'm also thinking about getting a few ebikes to ride). From there we can use it as a base camp and go on hiking or biking trips.
Money wise - you'll buy your own food. We would split fuel and accommodation costs. (But the van will be off grid capable so we would just stay at free camp sites.)
(I'm asking now because I have to decide between getting the single cab 3 seater or the dual cab 7 seater).
If this isn't the right sub to ask this question please let me know where is.
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2023.03.21 11:21 be_confident Creating my first rap song

Guy's i don't know how to enter the music industry i watched so many videos and read so many articles but nothing seems to answer my questions.
These are my questions i hope you guys help me
  1. Should i use copyright free beats for my first songs?
  2. Is it good to feature other artists in my first song?
  3. Should i go to a professional studio to record my song?. I got this studio near me which is so cheap
  4. Should i spent my cash on a pro producer?
  5. Should i buy some cheap studio gears like mic, monitors, audio interface and daw ?
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2023.03.21 11:21 atsushimaquestion Nearly 6 months after our breakup, and after not being able to really leave each other alone, my ex and I are committing to no contact from today… She sent me this confusing message earlier.

“We will get this one right!
I know it’s hard, so hard, and I struggle to whether you chose to believe that or not. But we’re both stronger than we realise:)
You don’t know how this ends though Josh, it might be the end of a chapter but doesn’t have to be the end of the book x”
For reference, she broke up with me after things reached breaking point in regards to the stuff we endured - death in her family, her health troubles, spending too much time together, arguing and not appreciating each other enough etc.
There is still a lot of love there between us and we both have spoken about believing that we could get things right in the future but for now, after a crappy near-6 month period where there’s been a lot of crying, anger, tears, jealousy etc etc. we’ve agreed that this has to be done.
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2023.03.21 11:20 Alert_Cantaloupe_817 What would you do with so much free time?

(19F) Hi, I'm at home a lot due to a chronic neck issue and I can't work. I have loads of free time and always try to stay busy, but l'm running out of things to do each day, I clean, tidy, paint, draw, watch TV, knit, read, do face mask & nails, cook, play with my dog etc but I'm interested in what you would do with this much free time? I can't drive unless someone is in the car with me (haven't had my test yet) and don't have money due to not working. Please give me ideas for a reason to get out of bed each day!
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2023.03.21 11:17 stonep0987 Picture from my RCA 32". Been used near daily since 2002. I'm no expert but it looks good to me!

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2023.03.21 11:14 Snikker_der_von Debussy in Paris

Greetings fellow music lovers,
im currently on vacation in Paris and I thought about visiting places where Debussy lived and worked. Besides his grave I couldnt find much information about such places (i dont speak french), so I hope one of you can help me out :) Im especially interested in bars or salons where he met other artists of his time.
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2023.03.21 11:09 blind373 90's or 00's Calm Hard Rock Song, Heavy and deep voice (like Ivan Moody FFDP), In american, Lyrics: "Highest of the highest and the lowest of the low" or "... the lowest of the low", speaking voice.

Thanks for the help, I'm searching for it for 2 weeks and It's haunting me in my sleep.
The song is a popular rock/metal song who start with a calm almost speaking voice, "...the highest of the highest and the lowest of the low". I'm thinking Five finger death punch or something near that style.
Thanks in advance !
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2023.03.21 11:08 Content_Sweet6924 Need help

First thing, anyone out there wanna help me roll Calus on legendary? I can nearly solo him but just cant close the deal. 100 deaths later i need help lol
Second thing, is there a couple people who want to do Avalon Override legendary with me? I can solo it on normal. But legendary brings a whoke different approach. Just too much for one player.
Im on eastern seaboard time. I can play at about 5pm.
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2023.03.21 11:08 I_D9n5_Kn92 Idk wish me luck I guess

Maybe this isn't the right subreddit to post this but I've just been feeling really overwhelmed by school. I'm a terrible procrastinator and I deserve every bad grade I'm getting, but it's getting harder and harder to improve. I have a math test in a few hours and this was supposed to save my math grade, but I barely studied again. I got a 5.6/20 in my last one. 10 is the grade to pass, which I'll get regardless since most of my other grades are pretty avarage, but I don't want to get another 5/20. My main issue lies on me no having any discipline whatsoever and having a defeatist mentality. Not sure if that's what causes me to be depressed or if it's the other way around. I really want to improve, but it does feel like it's too late. I'm a senior in highschool and there's only 3 months left until I graduate. I also don't have any friends so really there's nothing that motivates me to study. It sucks having teachers think I'm stupid, but I'm not the kind of person who tries their darn hardest to prove people wrong. Point is, I'm pretty sure I'm failing today's test, but it doesn't bother me nearly as much as it should (if it did I'd be studying right now), so I should just suck It up and get my act together.
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2023.03.21 11:08 Big-Love-747 My dad almost got swindled by this inheritance scam letter

My dad almost got swindled by this inheritance scam letter
My dad (who is 80+) very nearly got scammed through this letter that was addressed to him personally. He kept the whole thing secret and contacted 'Alonso Peters' and had several phone conversations with him.
Visiting my dad one day, he confided in me that he was "about to come into a lot of money" through an inheritance. I asked him to tell me more about it and eventually, he showed me this letter.
He totally believed the entire thing and he said that he was told by Alonso that it was "risk free" and that "Alonso was a reputable person who worked at Barclays Finance in the UK". Of course I immediately suspected scam.
It took me about 2 hours to try to convince my dad that it was a total scam... but to no avail. Eventually I called my dad's lawyer to try to get him to talk some sense into my dad. Only later when his lawyer met with him and told him that it's a scam did my dad reluctantly admit defeat.
He was so disappointed! He was already planning what he was going to do with all those lovely millions of dollars!
p.s. Apologies for the image quality – I have included an almost identical copy of the letter I found online (it's slightly better quality), the only difference being the name is changed to "Anan Peters" and the contact no. is different.
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2023.03.21 11:08 sphericalcreature Thought loops?

Hello everyone! this is a bit of a long one , so i really appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this !
a little info : I live in the uk where mental health services are BAD , im undiagnosed despite trying for 7 years to get help. I developed extreme anxiety at 12 and became home schooled , but due to a lot of stuff It was never acknowleged as something I needed support for? My mother passed when I was 17 and ive been seeking help since. I am 25 now and have spoken to several gp's , they just told me to loose weight even after going to them about SH struggles . I am now living with my partner, im nearly 3 years clean from SH but I still struggle alot.
I really struggle with what i call thought loops . When i'm anxious , I get hyper focused on things causing me anxiety and everything leads back to my anxiety. I've always been been able to analyse myself well and know why my brain is doing this, the logic behind / what sort of response should be able to stop the worry but it doesnt work.
An example :
Me : People go into new places everyday , there's nothing wrong with going into a new place and the staff probably want new customers
Me : I moved here a year ago, previously all the shops were new shops but now they are " safe shops" . This shop is opposite a shop I like and it has nice stuff inside, the people inside are calm so there's nothing to worry about
If i go in, i'll probably get a stomach issue or migraine that lasts for days . If i don't go in my brain will tell me im in trouble for not going in because i needed too despite not being allowed by my anxiety
I tend to have these though loops more about stuff ive done , stressfull situations, triggering memories, food stuff, health problems and social stuff
The only way I can get any relief from this kind of thinking is for people to just be like "that's not true". Even people giving me usefull information like " you don't have cancer because -" sometimes adds to the anxiety because it feeds into the thought pattern and acknowleges the thought? but it doesnt work when I do it to myself... and i'll need people to repeat themselves a lot for it to sink in which is probably really annoying for them tbh
I feel like i need too much external validation to manage my anxiety and because of a lot of stuff ive gone through, it takes a toll on people and I don't want to do that to others... I want to be supportive of them , and to do that better , I need to work on getting better to be stronger and more independant, especially as atm my support system is very small and i've just been not talking to anyone and it's made my health really bad
anyone else go through this? what was helpfull or not helpfull to you ? anyway , thank you for reading this word explosion it's much appreciated and I hope you have some calm times ahead
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2023.03.21 11:08 Senior_Improvement93 My POSITIVE experience :)

Hey every one I’ve posted on here a few times for advice and help so just thought I’d update that it does get better (well has for me) it just takes time.
I have severe health anxiety that causes me to body check and repeatedly poke areas of the body. I was crying daily, shaking with fear, sense of doom, feared for my future, lost 2 stone as I couldn’t eat and was close to just giving up on my life.
I started on 20mg and I did have some bad symptoms. Nausea, couldn’t sleep, nightmares, lack of appetite, woke up in the morning with a fear so strong I couldn’t talk and the worst one for me was the increased anxiety and none stop crying. I was taking my tablet in the morning and decided to switch to night time to try and avoid these symptoms.
4 weeks I did 4 weeks on 20mg and felt no different apart from I physically couldn’t cry it’s like my tears dried up then towards week 5 I couldn’t stop crying so returned back to the doctors who decided we need to go to 40mg.
5 weeks I started to ease myself into 40mg by starting with a week of 30mg. At the start of the week I felt very emotional and was having regular panic attacks but towards the end of the week I was starting to feel a little lighter and my symptoms were gone except the urge to prod my body and night sweats/nightmares.
6 weeks My first week on 40mg has been good. I didn’t get symptoms again and I was still having bad days but they were every so often not everyday.
7 weeks I’m now feeling much lighter. I’m no where near back to normal but the intrusive thoughts have gone, morning anxiety lasts less, I can rationalise my thoughts and the urge to prod is significantly less. My appetite has returned and I feel like I’m living in the moment. I still get worried over things but I feel I give them time then move on and can still function.
I will come back and update as the weeks go on but I’m feeling so positive. In the beginning I didn’t think they was going to work!
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2023.03.21 11:07 SuccotashDue9710 My friend (who is a very new arknights player) ask me what was the Maria nearly event is, so i sent this.

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2023.03.21 11:07 Iynxell How much should I be expecting to pay a dealer vs dispensary in PA?

Hi all, new here. I'm not exactly sure what a good proce for weed here is, but I'm getting my med card in the mail soon. The dispensary near me has a good selection of 7 grams for $50-60, I don't know of it would be any cheaper through a dealer but that's why I'm here to ask
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2023.03.21 11:06 MelasD Amelia: The Level Zero Hero Chapter 81 (An OP MC Isekai LitRPG)


Ten years ago, Amelia woke up alone and lost in a broken world where she had to fight for her survival.
Now, after reaching the pinnacle of power, defeating the Void itself, and escaping the abyss, she has finally found her way back into the real world. But instead of finding herself on Earth, she is in the land of Vacuos. A fantasy world with magic, monsters, Classes, and Levels. A world that is governed by a System like it were a video game.
And when rewarded with a Class befitting her accomplishments— to become a powerful [Hero] that will forever dedicate her life to protecting this world that is not her own— she only has one response.
“Absolutely not. I’m going to live a normal life now, thank you very much.”
After all, who needs a Class when you're already the strongest anyways?
Read Chapter 1 Here
“I was thinking… for payment,” the man started, averting his gaze. “Could I maybe work for you instead?”
I stared at him for a moment, processing what he said. I blinked, and that was when I finally worked my jaw.
I didn’t expect this at all. This was my first customer— he was someone who actually enjoyed my cooking. He wasn’t anyone I knew. He was a complete stranger to me. Sure, I’d heard rumors about him before, but that didn’t really mean anything.
He wasn’t a friend like Noele, Nolan, Nicole, or Garron. He wasn’t an otherworlder like Xakor. He was literally someone who only knew of me as an adventurer. And he actually thought my cooking was good. He might have attributed that fact to Xakor, but his response had been a major success in my book.
However, now he wasn’t going to pay for his food. Instead, he was asking to… work for me? I narrowed my eyes as he sheepishly scratched his cheek.
“It’s literally only twenty-five copper coins,” I said as I proffered an expectant hand. “And I can’t even afford to give you a living wage, anyways. Just pay up and don’t fuss about it.”
“You don’t even have to pay me.” The man shook his head, before giving me a pleading look. “I… if you just give me food and shelter, I’ll work for you for free.”
That sounded like a tempting offer. I had been wondering about how I’d staff my restaurant before things took off— Xakor had already funded the building itself, and I was paying for the ingredients. But I couldn’t exactly hire an employee until business was booming. So I had thought I’d be forced to manage everything on my own… maybe with a little bit of Bucky’s help. However, if I hired this man…
I looked him up and down. I saw his ragged clothing— I stared at the bags under his eyes. I remembered all the bad things I’d heard about him so far. I just sighed.
“I literally don’t even know your name, and I haven’t heard anything good about you. Sorry, but I don’t think this will work out.”
He pursed his lips. He shifted in his seat as Bucky eyed him curiously. I didn’t know what his reasoning was for offering me free labor, but I wasn’t going to accept it. Not when I didn’t even know about his qualifications or background.
He got to his feet after a moment’s deliberation and held my gaze.
“Harlan,” he said. “My name’s Harlan. I’m a former guardsman— I come from Whiteridge, and I’m a [Warrior].”
I quirked a brow. I wasn’t exactly prompting him to explain his whole backstory to me. But I just gave him a flat stare.
“Alright, Harlan. Why exactly would I need to hire a former city guard for my restaurant?” I asked, waving a hand dismissively. “I can handle any thugs or monsters myself.”
“It…” Harlan hesitated for a moment. But he still insisted after steeling himself. “It doesn’t have to be a guardsman job. I could work as a server— I could take orders and serve food for you!” he exclaimed like he was trying to convince himself of his words as much as he was trying to convince me of them.
I shook my head. “You have literally no history in the service industry. And pretty much half of Wolfwater hates you. Again— why should I hire you?”
“T-that’s because I’m… a hard worker?” he said as his lips twisted. He looked at me hopefully, but I just rolled my eyes back at him. Even Bucky gave him a judging look.
Harlan bit his lower lip. He glanced between the both of us. The chicken’s gaze made him shrink back slightly, and he tried to muster up a response. But he couldn’t work his jaw. His shoulders slumped as he finally sighed.
“You’re right.” He lowered his head, clenching his teeth. “I’m… not even cut out to be a server. I don’t even have a Class for it.”
He spoke softly, and I paused. I blinked a few times, staring at the former guardsman. He chuckled bitterly.
“I’m only a [Spearman]— a low-leveled [Spearman] at that. I can’t even become an adventurer if I wanted to. I’m too weak. I’d die in under a year. I am… I am just a guard— that’s all I’ll be. I never should’ve left Whiteridge.”
Harlan dug into his pocket and slapped a bag of coins onto the table. He drew back as I slowly picked up his payment, watching him go. He held his head low, his lips creased. He dragged his feet behind him as he slowly walked towards the exit. I looked on as Bucky glanced back at me. She clucked, and I closed my eyes.
I thought about what he said— I looked back on what I just did. I had rejected Harlan because… he didn’t have the right Class. Or rather, was it because he wasn’t exactly qualified for the job? At least, that was my excuse.
But serving tables wasn’t a hard job. It was quite easy to learn. Work experience meant nothing when it was something that literally anyone could learn over the span of a day. It just felt… like I was treating him the same way others treated me. And I felt a pang of guilt.
Sure, I had heard bad things about him, and maybe that gave me all the more reason to turn him down. However, right now all I saw was a man at the end of his rope. Maybe he had made a few mistakes over the last few weeks. But that didn’t mean I shouldn’t at least give him a chance.
“Fine,” I called out. Harlan halted right by the doorway. He blinked, glancing back at me, and I tossed his bag of coins at him.
“Wha—” It smacked his face, and I snorted.
“That’s some slow reaction time for a [Warrior]…”
He quickly scrambled to pick up the bag of coins up from the ground as I walked up to him. Bucky followed, and he looked up at me, bent double with round eyes.
Wait, what do you mean by that? Why are you—” he started.
And I cut him off, “I’ll give you a job. But I’m not going to let you work for free, and if you’re a shit worker, I’ll fire you in under a week.”
Harlan just blinked. He gaped at me, clutching the bag of coins tightly against his chest. His mouth bobbed open.
“But I’m… just a guard. I’m a [Warrior]— I can’t even…” he trailed off.
“Anyone with half a brain is capable of taking a couple orders,” I said, and Bucky clucked in agreement. “And I doubt you’ll have any trouble serving trays to tables either.”
Harlan still wore an apprehensive look on his face. He averted his gaze, tempted by my offer, but not fully persuaded. I sighed, crouching down as I looked into his eyes.
“Look, your Class doesn’t define you. Why does it matter that you’re a [Warrior]? You don’t enjoy fighting, do you? That’s why you quit being a guardsman, right?”
“I…” He hesitated. Slowly, he shook his head. “I do not.”
“So why should you be forced to do something you hate just because the System says so?” I asked, holding his gaze.
Harlan chewed his lips. Bucky tilted her head. That was… probably blasphemy. Or maybe not. Other than Grat-ra’zun, I didn’t really think that most of the people of this world held the System in reverence. They— most of them, at the very least— just saw it as a fact of life. No different than the laws of physics back on Earth.
He rose to his feet as he looked down at the palm of his hand. He clenched a fist, nodding to himself.
“You’re… right,” Harlan whispered. “I don’t want to be a guard anymore. I’m tired of fighting— I’m tired of risking my life for the sake of others. It’s just serving tables, right? I… can do this.”
His words almost seemed familiar to me. Even though I barely knew this man, he reminded me of… well, myself. Someone who was lost and trying to find themself. Someone who was tired of what they were doing, and was now searching for something new.
He was someone who didn’t fit in. He was someone who tired of the stakes and danger of battle. He came to Wolfwater for a simple reason— to escape from it all and live a simple life. And while he might have squandered the few opportunities he had been given since arriving here, I was still going to give him at least one chance.
A smile slipped onto my face as I gave Harlan a nod of affirmation. “Yeah, it’s easy enough. Although… since I’ll be giving you lodging too, you won’t just be serving tables. I was thinking of giving you a more general job description.”
“What do you mean by that?” He looked up at me with a quizzical look.
“Your first job is simple,” I said, patting him on the shoulder. “Go and get me some customers.”
He paused. He glanced between me and the window, blinking a few times. “How am I supposed to do that?”
I shrugged casually. “I dunno, figure it out.”
And that was how I got my first employee.
Guardian Angel Z357 swept his gaze over the vast room. He heard the shouts and screams. He saw the flying spells, but he descended, unaffected by their attacks. Phase Shift. It was a powerful Technique that allowed him to maintain a visible but incorporeal form— unneeded against such weak attacks. But the only alternative would be to slaughter his assailants.
And there were hundreds of them. Guardian Angel Z357 landed amidst the swarm of nagas as they hurled their magic his way. His form was translucent, but their spells passed through him like he wasn’t even there. His twelve eyes landed on the [Shaman] standing in the center of this tent. She was a naga too, but with a longer tail than the others. She slithered forward and raised a staff as a purple aura coalesced beneath her.
“Kill it, ya daft idiots!” she screamed.
Guardian Angel Z357 zipped straight ahead, but a pair of twisted tendrils shot out, grabbing him out of the air. He paused for a brief moment, mostly out of curiosity, watching as these void apparitions clung onto him despite his incorporeal form.
And the [Shaman] panted, grinning. “I got ya now! This is why you don’t mess with us, ya slimy bastard!”
As she raised her staff once more, Guardian Angel Z357 simply tore through the bindings. She blinked, and he grabbed her, before shooting up into the sky. He tore through the tent ceiling as the nagas screamed down below.
“That thin’ has got ta chief!”
“Ain’t someone gonna stop it?”
“We can’t hurt tha fucking—”
Their voices faded away, and he came to a halt high above the clouds. He held her up as she squirmed, her tail thrashing beneath her, and her two arms clinging onto his metallic hand. She stared at him with wide eyes, and he transmitted his thoughts simply, asking the same questions he had asked his previous target.
And the response he got from the naga was no different. “I swear I don’t know what you’re talking about!”
His twelve eyes narrowed, and he began his interrogation.
[In Progress: (2/3) Void-touched Individuals Interrogated!]
Twice now, Guardian Angel Z357 had interrogated a Void-touched individual. And both times, he learned nothing. Despite his interrogation Techniques— even when magically compelled to speak— they revealed no new information to him. It was evident to him that either this method of interrogation was lacking, or maybe the denizens of Planet 16B were more clueless than he had assumed.
Even with the World System’s guidance, it seemed that he was not likely going to be making any progress towards finding the source of the return of the Fal-Deus anytime soon. There had to be at least a single anchor located somewhere that he needed to eradicate. If not one, then multiple. Otherwise, there was no reason for Guardian Angel Z357 to have been awakened.
He dropped the charred corpse of the naga before sweeping his gaze to the horizon. He saw the rising sun. And he saw this vast land mass beneath him. It was Alius— the continent of dwarves, gnomes, nagas, fairies, and more. So far, he had discovered nothing of use while exploring this part of Planet 16B. The closest he had come to learning more about this threat was in Laxo.
But Guardian Angel Z357’s programming had brought him here. His current objective was to interrogate those who were Void-touched, and he had detected the usage of their powers most frequently in Alius. However, it had borne no fruit. So it would be the intelligent course of action to pursue his investigation in Laxo.
For a moment, he was conflicted. He would be defying the World System’s guidance. And that nearly made him malfunction. But logic and reasoning won out as he concluded that the World System’s guidance was just that— guidance.
It was not infallible. His presence was better suited elsewhere, pursuing leads that would better serve his main directive. And so, Guardian Angel Z357 made his decision and returned to Laxo.

Author's Notes:
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2023.03.21 11:02 iridael The Ordeal Ch4:Salvage

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Issac watched as the single refinery in sector had raw iron dumped into the cauldron, the induction coils around it heating up red hot as the metal inside the container bubbled and smoked away impurities. The coils dulled down automatically a minute later and the cauldron rotated, pouring molten iron into the facility where it would be poured into ingots for storage, moulds for hull plating and hundreds of other standard fabrication designs that the station might need.
The cargo ship was in its berth, the only one section one had so once the mining ship was done it would have to leave the berth for the docking ship to enter, undergo maintenance and then be moved into storage. Right next to the second cargo ship they’d moved here as well.
Without it in the berth, maintenance and prep had taken and extra day for Bradley to give the all clear. Miles and his security had put a team together and had a container with their equipment. A team of 10 was the limit. Both Issac and Miles wanted more, a team of 25 was preferable, but with the incident one of the things that was hit hard were the vacuum suits. And the security team only had 10 sets intact.
It was just another thing added to the list they needed from the JA cruiser.
His eyes drifted up from the smelter and docks, refocusing onto the titanium glass dome that was covered in a lattice of cracks but had done its job of keeping the atmosphere mostly in and drifted further until it reached the massive gate doors and the mechanism that let them open and close.
The jagged line that had cut through the door had transformed into a pixelated slice, large chunks of metal cut free and gently drifting on cables towards massive maintenance hatches for recycling…and beyond that in the dark was a light that was slightly brighter than the others. Orbiting that slightly brighter light was a ship and on that ship was what he needed to keep this station alive a little longer.
He looked down past the glass past the foundry until his eyes hit the bridge floor, his feet and then focussed on the cup in his hand.
“You’re feeling it aren't you?”
He jumps but doesn't. It's a strange thing he feels the response but then some part of him goes and stops it.
Turning around he sees Clarrissa standing at the door to the bridge. “I checked on the others too, the surviving officers. Told them I had to take the operation because of a tumour. Extended my contract by 15 years for it. Means I got to tell them what to expect. Got them to show me their medical scans, most of them anyway.”
“Expect what?” Issac asks.
“The things they don't tell you when you sign the contract. Your brain is now surplus to requirements, it's been superseded by the neural matrix in your skull. And parts of it are already dying off. The suppressants and drug cocktails giving your body the micro dosages of special elements your implant needs to keep growing, winding its way through your brain. Taking over comparatively sluggish organic processes.”
Clare shrugs. “The problem with evolution is it chooses what works best at the time, not what's efficient. The big wigs wanted a template for a better brain to build a better human around, and once they had that they realised that certain things were a bit surplus to requirements.”
“Such as?”
“Your occipital lobe is the first to go. It had a big lump of crystal and exotic elements shoved into it after all. Means that your vision will change. You’ll gain peripheral acuity, you’ll notice the blind spot of your eye until it disappears in a month or two. Your Parietal lobe, The bit above and in front of your vision centre goes strange next. Its basically working like a backup now. So it’ll simplify, shrink a bit. But that does mean multitasking becomes easier, things like maths and spacial awareness get better. But it also handles pain. So that’ll change.”
“How?” Issac asks, interrupting her with a raised hand. In response she pulls out a long needle and calmly pulls up her sleeve and removes a bandage to reveal where a dozen small wounds are and calmly shoves it through the muscle of her forearm.
“Pain is a message informing you of damage.” she says pulling the needle out. “the reaction ‘ow that hurts!’” she says expressing pain and clamping her hand over the new and bleeding hole. A moment later her expression levels out. And she calmly takes her hand away and starts redressing the area. “It becomes a choice. Your digital mind registers it and then you get the choice to react, or file it away for later.”
“And the frontal cortex?”
“Well, that's the part you need to really watch for. It is furthest from the implants initial location but also the one it messes with the most, because by then it's almost fully integrated. It’ll assault the area, things stop being as entertaining, as funny, some drugs loose effect, others get a lot stronger. Emotions level out…at least it did for me…others in the program I was part of”
“Other snakes.” Issac says.
“Yes…most of them stopped being able to empathise properly. They stopped thinking of the corp as a family and more like a machine. And themselves as the administrators. Answerable only to the board. They forgot that people need a reason beyond the job to work and would look for any reason to make the machine more efficient.”
“And you didn't?” Issac asks.
“I could have. It's so easy to let logic take over. But I'm a botanist. And you can't grow and care for plants without caring. But that's not the part I'm warning you of. A few of my colleagues went further. They started to crave the feelings they used to have but it takes more to get the same result. Relationships become funnels for satisfying urges. Sex becomes rape, light drug use becomes hardcore drug abuse. The thrill of a fight becomes the love of inflicting pain.”
“And every officer is now cyberized and walking down that path.”
“Which is why I'm being mostly honest with you and saying that IF I need to do my job. I will, without mercy.”
“Am I supposed to thank you for that?” Issac asks.
“Yes. Because if you could see the thing you’d become you would be horrified. But now you know what the corp doesn't want you to know. You and the other officers can be on guard to the signs.” she says.
Issac sighs and nods. “You’re right…what do you think of our chances?”
“For the next year? Pretty good. Worst case scenario we’re actually fairly well equipped to rebuild somewhere. Best case scenario? We find other ships, other colonies, maybe jump back to Sol and find earth completely fine.” she replies.
Issac shakes his head. “That's not worse case. Worse case is we find other humans and they destroy the station. Or whatever caused this happens again. Or whoever caused it finds us. There’s a lot of ways we die, humanity dies. But not a lot of ways to survive…thanks for telling me what to expect. You’ll be watching tomorrow?”
“Yea…want me to come up here for it? My team knows their work well enough that I can let them work for a day or two.” she says crossing her arms and smiling at him.
Issac stares at her for a second looking for something that's not there before nodding. “I could use the company up here.”
“Then its a date. I’ll sort us out for lunch.” she says turning and leaving him.
He sighs and looks down at his cup. The liquid inside was cold now and his arm ached from being held up at that angle for so long. A note of worry crept in at how he hadn't noticed until he’d wanted to. Quickly walking over to a welfare station he empties the cold liquid and pours himself a cup of steaming hot caffeine with flavour then returns to his spot at the window watching as the cargo ship leaves, the second one moving on rails into the launching berth where two groups are waiting to load it up.
“System, terminal 9, bring up everything on cyberization implants…search sleep requirements and highlight.” he orders.
The next day he was watching the command terminal. It was off to one side of the bridge and dominated one wall. Right now it was showing exactly what the captain of the cargo ship was seeing, which was a close up and detailed view of the crippled cruiser before panning down to the planet.
“Look at the planet. If we trace back the orbit there’s a 100km gap in one of the slices that hit the planet…” the captain's voice faded out as someone else spoke up. “The cuts planetside aren't actually that deep, a few dozen metres mostly. It's just the scale of the impact. Damage to infrastructure would have been the killing blow. Look, nuclear fallout from reactor damage… a few defences around the city detonated too by the look of things….right the ship sorry I'm a research captain.”
The scope changed again back to the cruiser. “Docking bay for shuttles, Cargo door, or we could go close to the slice and move in from there…shuttle bay it is.”
“They’re not trained for this, remember.” Chief Botanist Clarrissa says walking in with two trays stacked on each other. “They’re going to be nervous, probably trigger happy.”
“Could you do better?” Issac asks.
“Leading them? No. If I had a squad of snakes. We’d go in cold and kill anything in our way to rip out what you needed. Which isn't exactly a good starting point when trying to form bonds of trust between former enemies.” she replies, popping the lid on one of the trays revealing a bowl of steaming rice and some processed insect proteins that look like what he’s been told pork is.
He watches her from the corner of his eye whilst he watches the command screen switch from ship camera to a vac suit camera entering in through a cut out airlock. Two security officers float into the airlock and begin setting up the cutting tools whilst another pair work outside to fit a plastic temporary airlock seal around the blown outer door.
By the time the inner airlock is cut through Clarissa hands him a steaming bowl of rice and not-pork drizzled in sauce. He accepts it and uses the spork to stab a lump of meat before scooping a mouthful of rice up and eating it and immediately gagging on the assault of flavours.
“Shit sorry, you’ve been eating paste since wake up haven't you?” Clare apologises, taking the bowl from him and handing him her yet unflavoured bowl once his coughing fit subsides.
He takes it and puts it to one side before reaching for his coffee and gulping down a mouthful then swishing another around to get rid of the remaining burn. “Spicy.” he notes.
“That was tomato, onion and bell pepper flavouring.” she replies with a smirk. “One of the advantages of having done this a few times post cyberization.” she says picking up the bowl and shoving a spoonful of saucy rice into her mouth. “Don't need to readjust my taste.” she finishes after swallowing the mouthful.
Issac shrugs and takes another small mouthful of just rice this time and lets the assault of texture and flavour batter him before swallowing it and moving onto the pork.
As he does the security team sweep through the corridors of the ship, a secondary screen showing a digital map of where they’ve been and what each section of the ship was for. A large portion of the space they move through is just cargo racks and stores that they quickly scan over, letting the cargo ship and by extension the station systems catalogue as they move.
Issac watches as the team secure their entrance to the ship and start moving through the rear section bit by bit. It doesn't take them long to find the first group of cyro pods. They’re easily twice the size of the ones on the tyco, each one when touched shows a display with the basic information of who’s inside. Name age and health.
“Can it be removed?” he asked before cursing and remembering that there was a good few minutes delay between him and the ship.
“Looks like the pods are built into the ship, it’ll take us some time to figure out a way to remove them safely. Lets get a count first and search for anyone awake, or any corpses.'' The search continued through the cruiser for an hour before the team returned to the cargo ship to rest, refuel their vac suits and go at it again. As they did they identified locked doors for armouries, the engine bay and a series of entrances that matched up with the exposed sections around the slice and the reactor.
The next day the cargo ship moved to the front section of the ship and the security team began again from a forward airlock and began mapping the front end of the ship. They didn't find any cryopods in long rows like last time but did find a locked and sealed room that didn't match anything the teams knew about. By the time they’d mapped everything it was time to wait on a command decision form Issac on how to proceed.
“What do you think?” he asked Clare who had joined him for a second day on the bridge.
“Hmm. if there’s any officers chances are they’re in a secure area close to what we think is the bridge. Every other section of the ship we’re fairly sure we know about. So it depends if you want to scrap as much as possible then wake up crew, or wake them up first and see about cooperating.”
Issac doesn't reply instantly. Instead he’s chewing over possible outcomes and what way is best to proceed. After a minute of silence he nods. “I want them to cut into what we think is the officers pod bay. Extract a few pods and bring them over along with whatever supplies we can easily grab. Get into the cargo bay for that but don't destructively open the bay doors. It’ll be easier if we’re not rescuing drifting supplies.” he orders.
Half an hour later the security team were moving again. This time they moved through the ship with purpose towards the sealed forward section and after setting up a pressurised zone, started cutting into the armoured door. It took them longer than expected since the door was reinforced beyond their expectations but after a brief consultation with one of the cargo ships crew they changed up their cutting mix and sliced through the bulkhead leaving melted hot slag around a large hole. Inside what just what they expected, more cryopods. What they didn't expect was a single starved person holding a rifle aiming at the door, pod open.
“Tyco security forces! Stand down! We’ve boarded the ship looking for survivors!” the officer in charge shouts.
The JA officer looks around and backs up still pointing his gun at the security team before backing up to the back wall. “STAY BACK I’LL S-Shoot!” he screams.
“Easy. everyone out, just me inside.” the security officer orders.
“Smart call.” Clare notes watching it from the bridge with Issac.
“The poor sod pulls the trigger, kills only one guy, the rest throw in a stun grenade and merc him. Recover the pods carry on with one casualty.” she notes.
Issac nods at the logic and returns his attention to the screen.
“Easy sir. We’re from tyco, your ships crippled. Something hit you just like it hit us.”
“LIAR. I i i i it w-was an attack. My pod opened so I could assess damage but the power went down, the door wouldn't open…orders are to stay awake and monitor situation…”
“So you did your job. And now a rescue team is here. But listen. We’ve searched the entire ship. Most of your crew seem to be alive but we don't know how to open these pods safely. You do…tell you what. One of the guys has a nutrient pack here. You look like you need it more than we do…”
The skinny officer nods still wide eyed. “Michel, grab your nutrient pack and pass it here would you?” the security man shouts.
A moment later a hand moves into view holding a foil pack with a spout on it. The officer takes it and holds it out. “I'm going to drift forward to the middle of the room ok. I’ll open the pack and take a sip so you know its not bad and then you can have the rest ok?”
The JA officer shakily nods and Issac notes the gun drop down slightly. The camera shows the security officer move forwards, then after a moment of sound. “Ugh, I swear it tastes worse than the usual stuff.” he groans before pushing it towards the officer. “I'm warning you that stuff is nasty. But it keeps you alive.”
The JA officer doesn't pay attention, instead taking the pack with one hand and sipping at the slurry inside, he grimaces and nearly heaves the precious sludge back up but within moments the pack is empty and he sighs in relief.
“How long have you been awake?” the security guard asks.
“Don't know. Since the incident.” the officer replies.
“We’ve been in the system, about 2 weeks now. So well done on surviving this long.” he says. “Listen my orders are to recover as many pods as possible, can we move these things safely?”
The officer nods. “Where to?”
“We have a cargo hauler docked to the ship. We’re going to take whatever we can. And leave the wreckage.”
“That's right. Your ships been cut in half. Our’s isn't jump worthy but it's in one piece. And we have room for you and all your crew.”
“But your tyco.”
“And your JA and whoever hit you hit us just the same.” the security officer replies.
They go back and forth for a while more until the officer agrees to put on a crew survival suit and follow the security officer to the cargo ship. Once inside he’s shown the damage to the ship and the planet below.
“What did this?”
“We don't know. But we still need your help and your crew's help.”
“Are there any JA ships in system?”
“Not that we’ve managed to spot. Our stations scanners were damaged and still getting repaired.”
The officer sighs. “Alright, h-h-here's what you need to do.”
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2023.03.21 11:00 David11219 Don't Try to Be Nice

Don't Try to Be Nice
"Wow, she's so sweet, she always brings food to parties."
"William is so sweet; he always helps me with my homework."
I'm sure you've heard phrases like these for nice people. Selfish acts of kindness deserve to be recognized.

The Issue With Being Nice

Most nice people are just trying to be nice. They aren't actually nice people; they're just good at signaling. We're so good at it that we don't even realize we're doing it until it's pointed out to us.
Here's a trolley problem test to see where you stand. Assume there is a train approaching five people. There is only one person on the other train track. You are near a lever that directs the train to one person rather than the five... Would you go through with it?
Consider another scenario. Assume you're standing on a bridge next to a massive man. A train is still heading toward five people beneath the bridge. You notice the man leaning over and can push him over the edge onto the train, preventing the five from being killed. Would you go through with it?
The final scene. You are now a doctor with five patients who all have different organ failures. When a patient comes in for a checkup, you notice that his five organs are compatible with the five patients' failed organs. You could perform an organ transplant, effectively killing one while saving the other five.
Would you go through with it?
What if that one person happens to be your parent, brother, or best friend?
The nice people would come to an end with the second scenario. "It just feels wrong," they would say. This means they haven't given much thought to what is good.
Nice people are not good people; they are people who have been raised in environments that reward nice behavior.
They conform to social pressures. Murder runs counter to social incentives, so it feels wrong to us.
Do we want to do good or have we simply conformed to what is considered good behavior in social groups?
People who hold signs saying "Stop Climate Change" are aggressively nice. They don't put in the effort to make it happen. Everyone praises them for being wonderful people, but if they truly cared, they would become engineers. The issue is that no one promotes you as an engineer.
Characteristics of people who frequently fall into the category of nice people:
A strong desire to conform.
A strong desire to belong to a social group.

Be a nice person

Being a good person entails doing what is best for humanity.
It entails sacrificing the one for the sake of the five. Even if it means sacrificing yourself or your best friend. It is the path with the most significance.
Being good entails sacrificing one's humanity in order to benefit humanity.
Being good may imply going it alone. Bringing up counter-intuitive ideas. Social groups are starting to dislike you. Everything is for the sake of humanity. Then, despite all of that, you receive no recognition for your efforts. Then accept it and keep moving forward anyway.
Are we willing to sacrifice our humanity in order to benefit humanity? To subject ourselves to a fate worse than death? To give up everything and risk meaninglessness? That is the ultimate cost.
The people I most admire are research scientists and impact-driven founders. They are willing to put everything on the line to advance humanity. People who understand the risks, look at hell, know no one will support them, and still choose to proceed. They truly are heroes.
Elon Musk is my model for this. He gave up everything. Work 100-hour weeks, abrasive personality, and abysmal family life. For ten years, I went unnoticed. Everything is for the sake of humanity.
As I previously stated, nice people are not good people; they are simply people who have been raised in environments where nice behavior is rewarded. Ironically, now that you are aware of this, you have a choice.
Is it more important to you to be nice or to be good?
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