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2023.06.07 03:24 Potential-Two-5495 Nursing nerves

I’m currently a fairly new nurse (graduated in 2022) and have currently been working in medicine for about 7 months. I just wanted to get a peek on other peoples experiences being a new nurse as I feel very anxious about being new to the job. My anxiety mainly stems from being slow, not knowing everything that I feel like I should know and slowing my partners down. It seems like every day is busy and there are good/bad days but for the most part I can’t seem to understand when it’s supposed to get easier. Any tips/tricks or experiences will really help me get a better understanding as if this is something normal all new grads go through. Thanks :)
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2023.06.07 03:23 Potential-Two-5495 Nursing nerves

I’m currently a fairly new nurse (graduated in 2022) and have currently been working in medicine for about 7 months. I just wanted to get a peek on other peoples experiences being a new nurse as I feel very anxious about being new to the job. My anxiety mainly stems from being slow, not knowing everything that I feel like I should know and slowing my partners down. It seems like every day is busy and there are good/bad days but for the most part I can’t seem to understand when it’s supposed to get easier. Any tips/tricks or experiences will really help me get a better understanding as if this is something normal all new grads go through. Thanks :)
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2023.06.07 02:23 Any_Valuable2914 Accessible tenant info sessions & Landlord licensing should be a thing. Here's why...

I'm DIRECTLY calling out Bluestone Living Property Management & HRS Property Management in KitcheneWaterloo for how they have been treating a friend of mine. I recommend that no one EVER rent from either of these people or anyone affiliated with them as they are willfully misleading people as to their rights.
A few weeks ago, my friend decided to move out of poorly upkept apartment building (seriously City of Kitchener, this place needs to be inspected for structural integrity) to a home. The notice was less than 60 days (the minimum a tenant can give notice), but if the landlord can find a new occupant prior to the next month, the rent deposit must be returned. Under no circumstances can it be retained to pay damages as it can ONLY be used for the last month's rent.
I'm sure many of you can see where this is going, but I too am a landlord (posting anon because I always get death threats... even when I'm posting PSAs about tenant rights or agreeing we need licensing) and was able to intervene before my friend was taken advantage of AGAIN by her landlord.
See, this isn't the first thing they have willfully mislead her on. Last year, before we met, my friend wanted to put her partner on her lease. The landlord (Bluestone at the time) didn't want to do it UNLESS she agreed to;
106(2) The amount of a rent deposit shall not be more than the lesser of the amount of rent for one rent period and the amount of rent for one month. 2006, c. 17, s. 106 (2).
Of course, not knowing her rights at the time, she agreed to this nonsense. A landlord cannot force you to increase rent when you wish to bring in another tenant, so long as it does not jeopardize health and safety. This can be roughly translated to, so long as the apartment is not at capacity. This was a two-bedroom apartment and prior to wanting her partner on the lease, she was the only tenant (plus felines).
Upon moving out, she gave less than 60 days notice. Not ideal, but given the state of the building, one could argue that the landlord isn't meeting their obligations under the Act. The foundation of the building is badly cracked, there is water damage from where an upstairs unit leaked into hers, the fridge provided is literally falling off its hinges (I kid you not, the thing was covered in duct tape), previous tenant damage to walls was not repaired, and so on. There are other tenants in the building who have given my friend testimonies that the landlord will not complete repairs in a timely manner, if at all.
The rule is this; the landlord can collect rent for those 60 days, even if you no longer live there, unless someone else moves in. This god awful unit was re-rented at 60% MORE than she was paying... with no repairs completed. Just a quick professional clean.
Instead, the new landlord (HRS Property Management) said that they would be keeping $350 of her rent deposit to pay for repairs. This is ILLEGAL.
The rent deposit can only be used as the rent payment for the last month or week before the tenant moves out. It cannot be used for anything else, such as repairing damage to the rental unit.
Any and all charges for damages must be filed through the Landlord Tenant Board, not directly issued to the tenant, especially if the tenant attempts to repair the damages themselves. Indicating to the tenant that did a "poor mudding job" is pretty low when all they have to do is sand it a bit. If the LTB agrees that the tenant should be held responsible for the damage, the LTB can order the tenant to pay the cost of repairing the damage. The landlord CANNOT issue this on their own.
What the landlord CAN do it charge rent for each day that the unit cannot be occupied while repairs are being complete if the termination was less than 60 days. That means that as soon as the new tenants occupy, the landlord takes that last month's rent deposit, divides by 30 (for days) and multiplies by as many days as the unit was vacant. Whatever is owed, they keep and then send the rest back. As far as we know, the new tenants went in 2 days after my friend vacated.
As of right now, the HRS has failed to refund any money at all, including the key deposit which is required to be returned the moment the keys are given back. Two rent deposits and a key deposit are being held hostage with a promise that it will be paid back by July 1st. I have a feeling they will take that $350 anyway even though my friend has stated to get it, they need to talk to the Board.
People... please for the love of all that is good, know your rights as tenants and challenge your landlords when they attempt to take advantage of you. There are many good landlords out there who are understanding and reasonable, but I'll be honest, for every one of those, there are 5 who will WILLFULLY twist your rights and hide laws that benefit you from you. We need proper licensing and training for landlord. Just owning property is not adequate qualification. More accessible information sessions for tenants should also be a thing (free Webinars for tenants could do so much good).
Here are a few good links to help you out;
I may be a landlord myself, but I am not a legal professional. I can be wrong about certain points here, but I stand by my statement that many landlords and property management firms use tenant ignorance of the Act as a weapon to get more money.
Tenant paralegals are inexpensive to consult and I recommend contacting one if you believe your landlord may be violating the Act. I contacted one to make sure I was following the rules when I needed to evict a tenant causing excessive disturbances to myself and other tenants (another LONG story). Get educated people. Don't get in a situation like this where you were forced to shell more cash than you need too and may not get it back.
Ask that paralegal about rent deposit interest. I guarantee most of you here have never heard of it before.
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2023.06.07 01:59 hollynp Pumping in truck tips?

I am new to the pumping journey, 5 days postpartum. Working on getting into the groove with my pumping schedule.
When I return to work in 6 weeks, I will need to figure out the best way to pump while in a service truck during the day for work. Was hoping the good people of Reddit have tips or tricks? Not the logistics as far as what to use or wear, I’ve got that planned I think and have both wearable pumps and a truck power supply for my main pump. Mostly what I need is how do I clean my pump parts and store the milk during the day? I keep a Yeti ice cooler in my truck as it is anyway, assuming I can just put pumped milk in there and also pump parts and treat them as if it was the “fridge hack?” I’ve currently been washing parts between each use but as baby gets older I’ll probably start using the fridge hack.
Thanks Reddit!
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2023.06.07 01:39 Its_never_lepto Best use of inheritance?

Hi friends, I'm a 40 year old with autism living in the States and money/finances is just a really difficult concept for me.
I only just began building credit by getting a secured card last year in 2022. I also managed to get approved for the worst, most criminally insane car loan. Today, I now owe 125% of what my car is worth, $17k. Other than that, I have no debt besides a random hospital bill.
Within the next week, a 50k inheritance is being wired into my account. This account has less than $20 in it with no savings right now. So I'm going crazy trying my best to not let it go to waste.
I have three questions that I just don't know who to ask. If you have some time to bring a little wisdom into my life here by answering, I promise, I'll take your advice to heart and really really try my best to execute.
  1. What the hell do I do about this stupid, stupid car? I got this Kia after I was struck by a car while riding my crappy Walmart bike to work in the middle of the night (I live somewhere with 0 public transportation, 0 sidewalks, and can't afford ride-sharing services). Had a nervous breakdown and agreed to a batshit crazy 3 year loan out of desperation. I'm aware this is a system designed to fail, but how do I get out of it?? Do I the remaining 17k all at once? The idea of that makes me a little sick, but if it's the best outcome, I'll do it
  2. My living situation is not good. The home I'm in sucks in every way, from location to expense to the HOA and it's horrible condition (inlaws were hoarding alcoholics for 25+ years here and still have 70k left on the mortgage, if that helps you understand why I won't stay here and agree to inherit this debt-trap when FIL dies). With this kind of windfall, is it wise to invest in some land with a used mobile home, maybe? I can't really afford anything like a proper house or even a townhome long term, probably. Moving is a HUGE priority but it can wait since I'm not paying much rent here where I am now.
  3. Investments? Do I even really consider this right now? Or do I just create a savings account and don't touch what I'm not in immediate, urgent need of?
I do not plan on aaaaany kind of treat, vacation, tattoo, or other ridiculous spending with this money. I'd like to use it to it's maximum power to turn my life around...where do I even start?
I know this is hugely messy and maybe no one can answer my questions. If you can't, can you direct me to a resource? Really any lead at all, I'll be all over it.
Thank you for any help. Hugely appreciate your time
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2023.06.07 01:19 temptationaus UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana (Provide Picks Full Card Breakdown and Analysis)

2023 Results (So Far): +13.78 Units
2022 Results: +73.185 Units
All Time: +87 Units
Quick recap for last week - one of our worst weeks in some time. It was a very frustrating watch on quite a lot of our bets. I mentioned in our betting mailout post weigh-ins that this was a massively dicey card in that it was going to be a hugely positive results or quite a rough week for betting and that came completely true (sadly). Recap:
  1. Daniel Santos ITD and under 2.5 rds - I don’t know how Munoz hung in there, he was getting absolutely battered at some many points. That one hurt.
  2. Castaneda wins RD 2/ RD 3 - A tonne of people riding the Gafarov side in this one, he showed some good heart and durability but Castaneda was the clear a side in this one as I thought. In retrospect, this was a really sharp bet and I think we were unlucky not to hit here.
  3. Zaleski ITD - on the right side with a close fight between these two, ITD never really looked likely. Chalk it.
  4. Tim Elliott ML - was my strongest lean and at a good price. All week I thought he would just be better than Altamirano everywhere and he was. I think Victor looked good and he is getting better and the guy is super tough but just outclassed in this one.
  5. Kara-France/Albazi under 4.5 rds - thought this was hitting when Albazi had the back of Kai and was choking him out, Kai did unreal to survive that. Close fight, never really close to any finish besides that RNC. Is what it is.
I think we were unlucky on a few of those picks and if a few things had gone differently it wouldve been a mammoth week. That’s part of the game though! Play your value, make your reads properly week after week and you will get your dues - firm believer.
Anyways enough waffle - let’s get into this week’s shenanigans. Name value wise, this is one of the worst PPV’s in some time - gotta feel for those Canadian fans. However, I say it most weeks, any weekend with MMA in my life is a better weekend than if there was nothing! Some strong favourites and some interesting underdogs this week.
David Dvořák (20-5) vs. Steve Erceg (9-1):
Erceg is a rangey FLW who fights out of OD. Decent little leg kick, more of a counter striker. He has good timing on his wrestling entries, good at using the overhand right consistently and then using that setup to feint and use double leg entries. Erceg also has really nice outside leg trips. He’s quite an elite grappler, very sharp on the ground and is outstanding at finding the back and on the mat he is so comfortable. He has complete control with his long arms and legs and is able to use them expertly to position his opponent where he wants them. He just has a great variety of submissions he is able to go to depending on the scramble situation. He is also very good at using his height to hold people against the cage and has really good knees in the clinch. Dvorak is an elusive, well rounded guy on the feet. He is quite a movement orientated FLW, very bouncy and likes to fight on the outside and off the back of his jab. Quite a wide base and can be very measured which means he should have good balance against an incoming takedown. He does at times rush into exchanges at times which worries me that he will get level changed and clean taken down. He is the far more experienced fighter with almost double the fights and this does seem like a step down in competition. Coming into this fight I thought I would be far on the Dvorak side given the striking advantage but I think Erceg can give Dvorak a lot of issues on the ground here with his scrambling ability and outside leg trips in the clinch. Close fight, edging Dvorak but if we see Erceg as a big underdog, I am definitely playing him, potentially by sub. For now, I will take David Dvorak via UD.
BET: If Erceg is over a +250 underdog, 1 unit play on Erceg. If I can get Erceg via SUB at +500 or more, I am definitely playing that.
Chris Daukaus (12-6) vs. Khalil Rountree (11-5) [CANCELLED BUT I HAD ALREADY ANALYSED SO ENJOY LOL]
Rountree is a SP Thai style fighter, he has very quick, sharp hands that pair with his explosive variety of kicks nicely. He has always been a super talented guy but struggled mentally so it is nice to see him put things together in that area as well as develop physically. I like the way he handfights in opposite stances, he really accentuates the rear body kick and straight shots which is excellent, it works better when he works off the back of his lead hand feints. Can be partial to losing a little technique with his boxing combos and swinging wildly which a skilled boxer in the pocket will take full advantage of. Daukaus coming down for to 205 for this fight which is a move that shouldve happened sooner IMO. He’s mainly a boxer who relies on quick hands in close, landing some decent volume but can be out powered. If you look at Daukaus’ record, there’s a clear trend - he KO’s grapplers and loses to competent strikers. Will be interested to see him on the scales but skill for skill, I favour Rountree’s kicking game to really shine here and given this will be an OD vs SP matchup, I favour the Rountree side even more - I expect the lead hand feints, sharp crosses and rear body kick to dictate this fight and lead to a KO within 2 rounds. Taking Khalil Rountree via TKO RD 2.
BET: Will be looking at the unders, Khalil ITD if in the range of -130 and under.
Nassourdine Imavov (12-4) vs. Chris Curtis (30-10):
This is a pretty tough fight to handicap given we have seen such varying degrees of success from both men. Imavov is a long, flowy Orthodox mainly kickboxer who has good footwork and really good straight shots. He has a similar style of footwork to his main training partner Cyril Gane however he has far less head movement and this really does show as he is quite hittable. I do really like the variety in the kicking game of Imavov, he has a very agile lead lead leg which means a lot of teeps, side kicks, oblique kicks and calf kicks. Imavov is far better when he is dictating the fight off the back of his jab and the one moving forward, when he is the one moving backwards his head movement is far worse, his chin is there to be hit and his footwork leaves him just in range. Chris Curtis is a Southpaw boxer who has a simple game plan in his fights - keep the fight standing with his great takedown defence and land the more significant shots in the pocket. He is good at moving forward, cutting off the cage and relying on initial slips and a high boxing guard to defend most shots. His lead hand is somewhat active but his money maker is definitely his body rips, which generally come off his slipping actions, as well as his rear hand cross. Given his heavy lead leg orientated boxing stance, Curtis has very little kicking ability and his ability to check kicks is next to nothing - this is an area I fully expect Imavov to exploit. To me, Imavov is going to be landing more volume, with the kicks and the hands, dictating where this fight takes place. I think Curtis will be slowly trying to move forward, cut the cage and use his power shots to the body to wear on Imavov to where he can take over late. I think the movement of Imavov will be enough to use angles in and out, land more often and use the clinch to get the Thai plum for knees to the body and to hold Curtis against the cage if need be. This is a close fight, I think the odds are pretty bang on here. Not interested in betting this fight but I will slightly edge Nassourdine Imavov via UD (29-28).
BET: Too many unknowns for me, no bet.
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aoriqileng
Zahabi is one of the strangest fighters to breakdown for me simply because he is so awkward in his movements. He switches stances as he moves forward in the most uncomfortable looking way. I like his kicking counters, has nice kickboxing style counters and he clearly has some power in his hands. He is very low volume and looks to be the counter striker, letting his opponent throw first and then countering off that. He fights super infrequently which concerns me but is riding a few OK wins. Coming up against Aoriqileng here who is definitely rounding out his skill-set and getting better which you like to see. Defensively, he is good at just staying out of range with his footwork and staying in a tight shell, he also has a really good chin to absorb shots. Offensively, he is OK, he could probably benefit from using his jab more but he has good timing on his shots and has nice boxing combos in close specifically. He likes to lead in with a lead left hook and follow with his big cross and work off that. In this one, I think Aoriqileng is the side to be on. I think he is the more well-rounded fighter who can use his wrestling to mix things up but on the feet, I favour his power and hand-speed and I think he will touch Zahabi up in this one. I think Fight Ready will have Aoriqileng primed here and I think he will look better than his last fight. Taking Aoriqileng via UD.
BET: Swaying on an Aoriqileng ML play but as of right now, nothing.
Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson
I think Bilder is better in every single area of this fight. He’s a better boxer, he is more durable, his grappling is probably his best aspect of his game and I think he will wear on Nelson here and outlast him. Bilder is (pardon me) building into his career nicely, I think this is a good opponent for him to put a showcase on against. Am curious to see what some props on Bilder ITD will be. I think he will have more volume, more power and he will be more live to finish the fight. I think Bilder’s speed will catch Nelson and then he will find a submission. Taking Blake Bilder via SUB RD 2.
BET: Nothing outlayed currently. Potential Bilder ITD play if +250. Probably a parlay piece.
Diana Belbiţă vs. Maria Oliveira
Close fight. Not interested here.
BET: no bet.
Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Miranda Maverick
Now this is a fight that I might surprise some with. Let’s start with Maverick - she got a huge wrap from Anik probably over 1.5 years ago claiming she would beat Shevchenko. Now while that is completely ludicrous, she has shown a decent amount of talent. On the feet, she is pretty technical with her kickboxing, looking her best when she is at range and can use her kicks to dictate the fight. She is pretty well-rounded with an OK offensive wrestling game, generally built off clinch pressure and outside/inside trips. Now where she has struggled is her defensive wrestling, she is content to get stuck on her back and shows an inability to move or improve position. She is coming up against Jasudavicius here, who while is incredibly average on the feet, is honestly a very impressive female wrestler. She is BIG for the division, she is durable and she has really good forward pressure. I think while this fight is on the feet, Maverick will be the far better striker but I think Jasudavicius will be like a dog in this fight, moving forward, absorbing shots while she closes distance and holds Maverick up against the cage, using her massive frame before working takedowns and trips and maintaining top position to win minutes. I think this is a decent matchup for Jasudavicius and I think frankly that this is a far closer fight than the odds would indicate. It should be close but I am taking Jasmine Jasudavicius via UD.
BET: Jasudavicius ML +260 (1 unit to win 2.6).
Mike Malott vs. Adam Fugitt
Hometown boy in Mike Malott in this one. Malott fights out of both but southpaw stance mainly, with a Thai style striking game mixing powerful hands and sharp rear power kicks while keeping the fight in his range. On the ground he has really good BJJ, I like how smothering his top pressure is - he has really good balance to hold top position but uses it well to land good ground and pound and hunt submissions. He has good power in his hands, especially in his hooks that land in perfect placement and with excellent timing. Fugitt also fights out of southpaw and is a sort of OK everywhere but not great anywhere sort of fighter. He looks comfortable on the feet but is extremely hittable, not a lot of head movement but is super durable, I mean that head kick he just ate from Kinoshita was so flush and it didnt even wobble him. He is a Muay Thai bred fighter but has good wrestling pressure and we saw in his last fight that he can mix in takedowns, maintain top position and use vicious elbows to finish the fight. If we see SP v SP on the feet, I think this will be pretty closely contested. Both guys are fairly rudimentary strikers with Malott probably having more power but I think Fugitt has the durability to withstand this. I probably favour the grappling of Malott, I think pure grappling wise he is stronger and more technical and given I think that the striking is fairly close, I am going to lean Mike Malott via UD.
BET: Curious to see what the over 1.5 is set at given Fugitt is durable and can probably withstand Malott.
Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr
Man I love Nate Landwehr as a person and a personality within the UFC but this is just a really difficult matchup for him. Ige is super well-rounded with good power in his hands, nice movement, Hawaiian durability, effective offensive wrestling and good grappling. He is good in brawls but also content to fight from the outside and land his shots. Nate thrives when he can make these fights absolute scraps and wear on his opponent but I just don’t see Dan succumbing to the pressure of Nate. Nate’s chin can definitely be cracked and I think Ige has too much power in his hands, I think he will touch Nate and I think he will put him away. It’s a big step up in competition and one that I would love to see Nate do well in, but going to have to side with the more proven, well-rounded commodity at this point and take Dan Ige via TKO RD 2.
BET: no bet.
Eryk Anders vs. Marc-André Barriault
No time to watch tape and honestly not much interest. Two grappling offensive heavy boys. You’d think this goes overs.
BET: No bet
Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush
And finally, we are at the main event of the evening! Just kidding, but seriously…. We know who Charles Oliveira is, he is an aggressive, forward pushing, muay thai striker with elite offensive grappling. On the feet, I love Charles’ offense. He has technically beautiful and powerful boxing combinations, he has solid leg kicks, he has a agile lead leg which we see lets him use his teep to the guts and check kicks intermittently, he is just a lot to deal with. However, where he falls is his striking defence. He is susceptible to being hit and this is purely because he has no head movement and is always on centre line. While his recovery time is pretty decent, his chin isn’t great and we have seen that he can be submitted after being hurt if the opponent isn’t concerned with entering the grappling space with him. Onto Beneil Dariush - super well rounded guy, fights out of SP and is on some sort of upward trajectory career wise. While I do think the competition level can be slightly questioned, the same could have been said (and was said) of Charles post Kevin Lee / Tony Ferguson, but these guys cant prove themselves against top flight competition if they don’t get their chance and Beneil is getting his shot here. Beneil is good but not great on the feet, he has a sort of awkward style where he isn’t super explosive and is kind of flat footed but he does have power, good leg kicks and a decent chin. He has excellent takedown defence to keep the fight standing and if his opponent does get him down, he has elite scrambles to threaten submissions, specifically leg entanglements to use this to get back to his feet. Straight up, this is an excellent fight and we are in for a treat. How does this fight play out? It is definitely the critical question. I actually think Do Bronxs offensive wrestling is hugely underrated, he has elite double legs and if he can clinch up with you, especially against the cage, his knees to the body and elbows on the break and massive for wearing on his opponent. I honestly don’t think we see a massive amount of ground time here unless someone is rocked and wants to jump in, I think Beneil’s TD DEF is good enough to stay on the feet and I doubt he’s putting himself out to shoot singles and doubles and risk a scramble scenario with a non-concussed Charles. So the question is, who is the better striker? I think it’s Charles. I think his lead teep is going to be a huge weapon here, I think he will push the pace, use that to keep range and just wear at Beneil as well as off his jab and as long as he can avoid the big overhand left that Beneil loves, I think he is live in this one. Beneil drops his hands as he leg kicks and I can see Charles timing this, blocking the power left kick from Beneil and countering with left hook on the chin and I think we might see a ground and pound stoppage here. It is a super close fight, one that will be exciting from the start and one that will hurt no matter who loses. I think the odds are closer to a 50/50 than the bookmakers have it - I am taking Charles Oliveira via TKO RD 1.
BET: Charles Oliveira ITD +180 (1 unit to win 1.8)
Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana
This is a much more interesting fight than the previous Pena scheduling so I don’t mind seeing this replacement. Mexican fighters are on a hell of a run in title fights, so I am sure Aldana will be absorbing that momentum coming into this. Aldana is a very typical style Mexican fighter, good boxing especially in the pocket, some wicked durability and a really nice jab. She can be wrestled and taken down but for a mainly boxing fighter she manages to catch people in some strange scrambles sometimes which could play a key here. The main questions for Nunes is and always tends to be, what is her motivation like? We know how she fights, she loves to try and strike on the feet, has mean power but can also shoot takedowns and grapple with severe efficiency when she gets on top. We knew Pena was going to be durable, be awkward, be relentless and keep pushing forward and she did and she wore on Nunes. I think Aldana can do the same here, if she fights off the back of her long jab, she is a much more technical striker than Nunes IMO - and to be honest, I think Nunes has slightly regressed in her technicality on the feet. Aldana has a path to victory in fighting behind the jab, frustrating Nunes to engage in a dog fight which is much to Aldana’s benefit. I also think Nunes has a path to victory by working her takedowns, working her kicking game and winning minutes by smothering the output of Aldana. I capped this fight 55/45 to Aldana, will wait to see what they both look like on the scale before I pull the trigger but there is a potential of a Aldana ML play here if we get the right number. The pick will be Amanda Nunes via SUB RD 4 but has the potential to change.
BET: No bet currently, potential Aldana ML play.
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2023.06.07 00:45 EagleFly_5 [M/28] Need a break from monotony & spark of inspiration.

Hi! One of the rare once in a blue moon moments I’ll post here - 2nd time in my 9 years of Reddit & 4 years of chatting w/ others here & other relevant subs, but why not! Overall it’s been a great experience for my personal growth, so the more the merrier I’d say!
Feeling a bit out of whack today w/ the forest fires making its way from Québec & Ontario down to the eastern states of the US, gives me similar vibes when it was wildfire season in Washington state in September 2022. Aside from spending most of today indoors at work, it’s unbearable today for everything else. Just not a good day to be outside I’d say…
I have been talking w/ people here for weeks to different degrees of success, but this time it’ll be a good move to wait on people first.
Let’s see, long story short about me:
I don’t mind anyone who’d want to talk to me, and if you’d want to keep this for the rest of the day or however long, then great! Would help with a basic age, location (if you’d want) and go from there, but I’m ok if you really want to be anonymous.
Thank you for your time and consideration! 🙂
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2023.06.07 00:43 RetroSilicon MR762 versus M110A1 SDMR - Accuracy, Precision and Twist Rates

MR762 versus M110A1 SDMR - Accuracy, Precision and Twist Rates
This is an analysis of the Old vs New MR762, compared to the new SDMR, in terms of accuracy, precision and ballistics. This will be a dynamic post, and I will update it as new information becomes available to me.
I was privy enough to see the disassembled differences between the MR and the SDMR. I've been trying to understand why HK went to a Medium Contoured barrel when the harmonics offered so much on the heavy 1:11 twist barrel.
![img](xpqdsqgy5h4b1 "M110A1 Breakdown ")
Well, turns out the Army themselves went with a medium contoured barrel. So why the change? They're making the MR barrels on the same assembly line as the SDMR barrels, just with a different twist rate.
![img](9bfxjts46h4b1 "MR762 LRPIII versus M110A1: The photo above shows the Medium Contour SDMR, versus a 2012 first generation MR762 with Heavy Contour Barrel. Note the different gas block. ")
Both barrels are RH Twist 4 Land Groove, and both use the same materials for barrel construction, HK's French Cannon Grade Steel. I cannot confirm personally if the SDMR is chrome lined. And some details still are considered sensitive and confidential. The new M110A1 SDMR is a 16.3" Medium Contour Barrel in 1:8 twist that fires M118LR exclusively for a full 2-rotation of the projectile, with a base velocity of 2379ft/s. It uses its own proprietary gas block and barrel nut, compared to the commercial MR762.
M110A1 Barrel Nut
The barrel nut has me interested, along with the different gas block. I would like to see the inside of it and its design compared to the MR gas block, and understand what changes were made for the SDMR.
M110A1 Gas Block
There are currently too many unknowns when it comes to the gas block. It is beefier than the MR, and only has one single roll pin. Gassing will expectedly be different. As for the extension up top, this is unknown at this time.
MR762 Old vs New Barrel Profile
The old heavy barrel was 2lbs 6.2oz. The new contoured barrel is now 1lbs 14.5oz, as shared by CTYatty who took some awesome photos of barrel profile details. (ctyatty). This makes a difference on the warfighter who has to carry it, and for faster dissipation of heat soak.
MR762 Old vs New Barrel Weight
As for the change in twist rate from 1:11 to 1:12, verus the SDMR using 1:8. That is more involved, and I will reference images I got from said forum member, and my own research, which is modified and originally taken from my initial question to this on Reddit: Short Barrel (16.5") Long Range: 1:11 vs 1:12 to reach a kilometer? : longrange (
Heckler & Koch moved from a fantastic 1:11 Heavy Barrel in their MR762 line of DMR rifles, to a 1:12 Medium Contour, as the photo shows. The Berger Stability Calculator shows the 1:11 is more effective offering a more stable round versus 1:12.
My question is, what are the advantages of using a slower 1:12 twist rate with a lighter barrel versus the faster, heavier 1:11 twist rate? And by extension, what's the best route to go to maximize the effective range of a .308 Win round in the MR's barrel profile?
As far as I've learned, the Slower 1:12 twist rate is a negative, not a positive. The M110A1 DMR, G28 DMR and MR762 with heavy barrel are designed to have an effective range of 600-800 meters, and can reach more than 1000 meters at the right altitude. Can this same barrel in 1:12 and lighter weight reach out just as well, but using a different bullet?
The M40 had a 1:12 twist rate and was designed to use 168gr right? So then the same way of asking this question is, why did they chose 1:12 and not 1:11 for the M40, and subsequently, why 168gr and not 175+gr at the time for use with 1:12, other than using a 24" barrel for two complete rotations?
I've begun answering my question, learning that the FN SCAR 17S is also a 16" barrel in 1:12 twist, and using the data from Hornady's website: REF: 168 gr ELD® MATCH TAP® AR™ - Hornady Law Enforcement
The TL;DR answer: the difference is negligible.
  • Muzzle Velocity - 1:11 2507 fps vs 1:12 2500 fps
  • 500 Yard Velocity - 1:11 1914 fps vs 1:12 1908 fps
  • 1000 Yard Velocity - 1:11 1425 fps vs 1:12 1421 fps
  • 1100 Yards (1000M) - 1:11 1344 fps vs 1:12 1340 fps
Altitude: 6476ft TEMP: 75F BAR: 30.16Hg HUM: 16% Hell, even at 1400 yards before the round hits transonic, its 1147 fps vs 1144 fps. So back to the original question:
  1. Does changing from 1:11 to 1:12 make a difference on the 16.5" barrel? No, not with the Hornady TAP ELD AR round at my altitude of 5200-6200 feet.
  2. Was there a valid reason to switch froma Heavy Barrel to a Mid Contour barrel? Yes, it shaved 1.1lbs from its weight.
  3. Was there a valid reason to switch from 1:11 to 1:12 twist rate? It's not worse, but it's not better using 168gr or even 175gr .308. One answer is, modern match-grade rounds were being over-spun and not reaching their best potential from a 16.5" barrel. This thinking could be in line with historical US weapon systems like the M40A3 which features a 24" 1:12 barrel versus the original M40 with a 1:10 twist.
  4. Working theory: HK's new Mid-Contour 1:12 Barrel changed the bullet stability for modern FMJ and Match Grade rounds, attempting to prevent over-spin and possible bullet destruction from the hot rounds on the market today >> It hasn't fully answered my question, but I'm now able to quantify more and more data because of it: Bullet Gyroscopic Stability Calculator (
H&K 2022 MFD MR762 LRPIII with newer gas block, clearly and effectively cycling Hornady TAP ELD AR 168gr, and producing Sub-MOA 3-round shot groups.
The German Military selected the 1:11 heavy barrel for the G28 DMR to push standard 7.62 NATO 150gr FMJ (M80) rounds to 1.5MOA. That was the standard required by the Bundeswehr. After years of use and changes to bullet manufacturing and ballistics over the last 20 years, HK may have found better ballistics from a 1:12.
So why 1:8 for the M110A1? They want two complete rotations of the projectile from the 16" barrel, just like the M40 had 1:12 for a 24" barrel. They want to maximize bullet stability from the M118LR 175gr at any altitude and in harsh or cold conditions where air density is at its worst to give the best precision possible. And since the M110A1 SDMR will only be using M118LR or lighter as used in military service, they basically aimed to push M118LR to its limits of spin rate before fragmentation i.e. "over-spin."
This is over-spin: Reddit - Overspin Video
What does this mean for the new 2021+ MFD MR762 with Medium Contour 1:12 barrel?
  1. It has a new gas block, allowing for more gas to cycle through the system, and in effect, maximize all modern .308 rounds on the market.The new MR is designed to run even the lightest .308 rounds for maximum effectiveness, and not having failures to feed as seen in the first generation of MR762s which were sensitive to what ammo they used.
  2. By switching to the 1:12 twist rate, the new MR can better utilize lighter ammo at and under 168gr, and better utilize M80 ball ammo. In so doing, because it is pushing a lighter round, it needs to push hotter for spin rate balance. So using hot consumer ammo such as Hornady A-MAX or Hornady Black, will have better ballistics.
  3. By being lighter, and treated as a Match-Grade rifle, a lighter barrel will cool down faster between rounds. If treated as a combat rifle, the MR will overheat faster than its previous version. The MR, by name, is designated a "Match Rifle" and if treated as such, will gain advantages in its new profile. But despite this, its metallurgy can take quite a beating. Just expect some heat shift if used heavily.
A lighter barrel has a lower total heat capacity because:
  1. It has less mass
  2. It has less surface area
The lighter barrel will cool faster because it has a lower heat capacity, due to having less surface area than a heavier barrel to retain heat. Meaning that if you had a light barrel and a heavy barrel that were otherwise the same length and material, and you raised the temp of both to 250 degrees, the lighter barrel will probably cool to 100 degrees faster than the heavy barrel in most normal environments.
In real world use, this means the light barrel will also get to a higher temp with fewer rounds fired, because less heat capacity equals less heat energy required to elevate the temp.
But for a DMR -- with a very slow expected firing rate and emergency firing rate -- the lighter barrel will likely not heat up enough during normal Designated Marksman use to cause this from happening.
So if the necessary accuracy standard can be achieved with a lighter profile barrel that can also sustain the expected emergency firing rate with issued ammo, the reduced weight from the heavy barrel profile is well worth the trade-off in total precision max possible fire rate.
I will modify and tweak this as time allows. But for reference, here are ballistics from various rounds from a 2012 MFD MR762 Heavy Barrel with 1:11 Twist:
  • Federal Golden Match 175gr - Single Failure to catch and chamber a new round, Solid Groups
  • Winchester M118LR 175gr - Malfunction, Jam. Failure to chamber a new round.
  • Hornady TAP ELD AR 168gr - Does not chamber a new round, Solid Groups with 1MOA capability.
  • Norma Golden Target 175gr - Solid Groupings, no failures, 1.5MOA demonstrated capability.
  • Hornady TAP ELD Precision 168gr - Runs hotter than the AR ammo, unreliable groupings.
  • Federal Berger Juggernaut 185gr - Runs hot, requires greater rifle control to maintain precision.
10-round shot groups from a 2012 MFD MR762 DMR, which is not as forgiving to various ammo types compared to the newer MR762 LRPIII despite the same 1:11 twist. ​
So with all this information, we can conclude that the new M110A1 SDMR was designed to push M118LR 175gr under any condition, at any altitude, at the sacrifice of some MOA and ammo sensitivity like we see in the first generation MR762 (2MOA was the contract requirement).
The new MR762 from 2021 onward is designed to be much more flexible in the ammo it runs, and designed to not require expensive match-grade ammo to get solid performance from it. I wish to try Hornady Black 168gr from the new MR to see its performance.
I invite anyone with an MR to show their 10-round groupings on paper at 100 yards to demonstrate what their rifle can do, whether it be the 1:11 twist, the new 1:12 twist, or any service members with an SDMR willing to show their 100 yard groupings.
Please ensure you share: 1. Which profile barrel you have (or twist rate) 2. What ammo you used for your MR or SDMR 3. What temperature & altitude you were shooting at
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2023.06.07 00:42 r395248 [PC?][2015 maybe -2021/22] platform game with black canine anthropomorphic character where you try not to get killed by stuff

Platform: PC?
Genre: it was 2d, a platformer like a side scrolling game. it felt mainly like some kind of puzzle with like horror mixed into it sorta. mainly because it had an almost eerie vibe to it.
Estimated year of release: 2015 ( maybe, i wouldnt be surprised if it came out earlier or later) -2021/22
Graphics/art style: black and white, sorta pixely. it had an almost melancholy feel to it, like sad but in a “ i dont feel anything “ way, for some reason. felt more like an indie game
Notable characters: a fully black ( i remember it as black but if it was white i wouldn’t be surprised either. ) dog or canine character on two legs there was also a part of the screen, either when ur actually playing the game or where you go to check your inventory it would display some kind of mood the character you were playing as felt. i have no idea if this actually effected the gameplay or not. i think there were also other characters or enemies that you had to dodge. i dont think you could kill them but im sorta iffy on this.
gameplay/ detail: the actual game play was almost like a rage game that was built to trick and kill you. there were hard obstacles that you had to pass like spikes and stuff and things that would randomly appear to try to kill you. i think there might of been check points but if there wasn’t then it would just take you back to where you first spawned in. behind the platform where you spawned in( which i remember looking like )
as u can see in the imagine behind where you spawned, there were these spikes. and if you jumped in the spikes it would look something like .
Notable gameplay mechanics: it was side scrolling and of course 2d. you could go back and forth and jump/ roll under things i think.
Other details: back in 2021-2022 i was often on youtube due to the height of covid. well , there was this one video i remember where this guy was playing the game im describing. thats why im not sure when the game came out because i dont remember when the video came out either. the video was more like a video essay and less like actual gameplay of the game, like they were more so going into what the game may mean, if it meant anything at all. also i question what platform the game actually used because again, i saw the game from a video on youtube.
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2023.06.07 00:40 Helios112263 2004 Gore-Bush Rematch VP Vote Results & Other Info about the mod.

2004 Gore-Bush Rematch VP Vote Results & Other Info about the mod.
Alright, the voting for the 2004 Gore-Bush Rematch Gore running mate voting has closed (I closed it early since people hadn't commented that they voted in a while.
I also realized there was no real way I could police who was voting after commenting and such since apparently 91 people voted and the website doesn't let me see the individual voters or remove their votes without paying extra, but since the final results actually gave me a pretty perfect VPs list, I'm going to run with these results.
Without further ado, I present to you Al Gore' canonical running mate in the 2004 Gore-Bush Rematch Mod:
The Screamin' Dean himself, the former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has (perhaps unsurprisingly) found himself the number 2 man on the Gore ticket. Funnily enough, I was always kind of planning to have him as the canon VP choice for Gore since I thought it made the most sense, so I'm glad it happened this way. In this timeline, Dean retains his front runner status, but when Gore jumps into the race later and subsequently wins Iowa, Dean promptly endorses Gore and therefore does not end up doing the scream in the primaries (but that doesn't mean the scream is completely gone... it may come up as a question on how "Vice Presidential" Dean is in the mod).
Apart from Dean, here are the other members of the top four who will be comprising the rest of Gore's VP roster:
Dark Brandon ready to take on malarkey
That Indiana guy who won't be able to deliver Indiana to Gore.
Although Hillary actually came in fourth, she was only one vote ahead, and I figured I'd throw in Florida man because I figured Gore would consider him after what happened in 2000.
As for Bush, his VP options will be Dick Cheney (as canon) and Rudy Giuliani as an alternate option.
I know there were SOME talks of Bush replacing Cheney, but it doesn't look like there were ever any serious chances of that happening, so if Bush replaced Cheney, Giuliani seemed like the most \"reasonable\" option.
There is also one more special VP choices for both Gore and Bush coming that I hope you'll find very interesting and fun to play as. I know who they are, but I'll be releasing their identities at a later point in time to make this more exciting.
Oh and for those who are curious you can see the final results here.
Anyways, thank you everyone for helping me make this very important choice. As for the final mod release date... yeah don't expect it to be anytime soon, but I will be working on it and please reach out to me by DM if you'd like to help me with the writing and coding; writing I'm probably more fine with but I really need help coding and any help you can provide for both is much appreciated.
I guess this means you can treat this post as my official announcement for this mod.
Anyways, that's it for now. Until the next post!
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2023.06.07 00:18 JustSomeDude7242069 Best Stargazing Laser?

Hello. First time ever using Reddit and on mobile to boot. Apologies in advance for bad writing and formatting.
Not long ago, I got to go to Arches National Park, Utah for the first time and words cannot properly describe just how awesome it was. One of the days I was there, my family did a night tour to see the stars like never before (and my goodness, again it was awe inspiring). While I’ve been an avid enjoyer of space and space news, I’m kind of a noob stargazer. While we were out stargazing that night, we bumped into a more experienced guy who happened to have a laser pointer! This has opened my eyes; and now I really want one!
So, now I’ve been doing some research. I have recently learned that a 5mW green laser pointer would be ideal. Even under those conditions, the laser pointer is still not a toy and should be treated as such. I have no plans to use it near animals (wild or otherwise), pop balloons, or point at aircraft (I have no desires to cause wrecks or go to jail). My research even gave me a neat tip of circling stars instead of pointing at them just in case of potential aircraft. The one thing I can’t seem to find in my research is a good brand to use! I’ve tried going on Amazon; but all I can seem to find there are lasers that are way too bright/dangerous. I tried the good ole’ fashion just google it. That has been filled with mostly advertisements and overpowered lasers (though that is where I also found the majority of my information detailed above.)
So, I figured I would reach out to a community that shares a passion for stargazing! If anyone has any suggestions of laser pointers I could use, I would be most grateful! If anyone has any other tips and tricks that I missed during my googling, I’d also appreciate it! Thank you for taking the time to read my request whether you had a suggestion or not! Have a great day/night and may all your nights be clear!
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2023.06.06 23:56 williamsus The state of glaives- a guide and a lifestyle

The state of glaives- a guide and a lifestyle


Nine months ago I posted a simple guide to glaives in celebration of my 1,000th kill on my Enigma and as a way of shining a light on a weapon class with a lot of potential. I know DFP and likely various other content creators have cracked 10K kills on their glaives, I was still particularly proud of my achievement as a largely casual player and I'm sure I'm still among the few who still use them. Nine months later and glaives have received numerous nerfs in both the Crucible and PvE, we've been showered with new glaives every season and we've even had two new archetypes of glaives introduced. Since then glaives have seemingly become even less popular in both usage rates and popular sentiment. With a new Trials glaive hot on the market and another 1,000 glaive kills under my belt, I figured now would be a good time for an updated guide to glaives. And perhaps we can decipher why they're so despised, how effective they are in the current sandbox and if they're worth your time.


In case you missed out on my previous guide I will briefly go over the general overview of how to play a glaive. Fortunately we have also gotten more insight as to Bungie's design philosophy regarding their newest special weapons. Bungie has described the glaive as fulfilling a "riot shield" type of fantasy. Already we have a partial answer as to the derision that glaives can cause. People generally seem to hate riot shields in first person shooters because they slow down the gameplay and can feel frustrating to fight against. Nobody likes feeling like they are not doing the damage they should be.
All three special ammo archetypes of glaives kill in two projectile hits at 10 resilience as well as three melee swings. I will caution you to mainly stick to shooting, rather than poking. A shame, I know. It's also important to note that a glaive projectile is not hitscan and instead has travel time that is influenced by the range stat of the glaive. This means that the projectiles landing can feel inconsistent at times.
So the gameplay loop of a glaive involves building shield energy through landing projectile hits. This shield gives you 50% damage reduction at the cost of slower movement. Playing around your shield is the goal of a glaive, not stabbing with it. Carrying this damage reduction into the next fight can be a powerful tool and catch enemies off gaurd. This however means that landing the first shot of the engagement is crucial to success and highly punishing if you miss. I recommend aerial playstyles and sneaky movements to get the first shot off. The skill ceiling of a glaive comes in it's game of resource management. Positioning, shield energy, ammo, and health all command your attention in combat.


We now have available to us 7 different legendary glaives. 5 Adaptive Frames, and one for each of the other two families. While every glaive has different perk pools which can change their value, some have a more obvious PvE focus. I will discuss each archetype and rolls to look for. Let's start with the OG:
The king here is quite new. The new Trials glaive- Unexpected Resurgance. It has the best stat package, will be able to take adept mods, has a pretty stellar perk selection, and has a useful origin trait to boot. Second place here will be The Enigma- the first glaive. It can roll the most desirable PvP perks and has great stats as well. Any other Adaptive glaive is inferior to these two for the sake of the Crucible.
Perk selection on glaives is fairly homogenous unfortunately. There isn't that much that helps them find success, so the few feasible perks are essentials. With both of these glaives I have to recommend Impulse Amplifier. The increase to velocity is a must-have for consistency. Landing that first shot for the shield is so important, anything to help secure projectile hits is too good to pass up. In the other column things are more up in the air. I'd recommend Unstoppable Force. The perk gives a 20% damage bonus when blocking damage with your shield, which comes up quite often. This perk can ocassionally lead to hilarious multikills. However, there are other notable perks. Joltshot could be fun, Vorpal is likely undervalued as glaives are surprisingly already pretty decent at knocking out supers, Swashbuckler sounds great but you may not find success when going out of your way to melee. Same goes for the perk Close To Melee.
Speaking of, if you're trying to conserve ammo, the Adaptive family can use one projectile followed by one melee to automatically kill any guardian with resilience 9 or lower. Also worth noting that each archetype shares the same melee damage at 68 per swing. The projectile damage for this archetype sits at 132 damage per shot.
Currently there is one glaive in this family- the new dungeon glaive, Greasy Luck. As the name suggests, it shoots faster with lower damage output. Each projectile hits for only 106 damage. So it can secure a two projectile kill at any resilience, but just barely. Overshields and healing may hinder this glaive moreso than usual. However, getting those shots off faster is quite the boon. Honestly, I haven't played with Greasy Luck much. I plan to and if I learn anything unique about it besides the new archetype, I'll be sure to update this guide. As it sits, the best PvP roll is the same as the Adaptive family's top contenders- you're looking for Impulse Amplifier and Unstoppable Force. There's some good PvE play here too with other perk combinations. This glaive seems unable to kill higher resiliences in one projectile and a melee, so if you're lower on ammo, be prepared to swing two melees after your projectile lands.
Judgement of Kelgorath is the only available Aggressive Frame glaive currently available. And I have to admit I think I undervalued it at first. I was disappointed that the premier glaive perks both sat in the last column and I felt the extra damage wasn't enough to make up for the slower fire rate. I'll say now that I was wrong and this glaive offers some explosive play and consistency that some glaives don't. Each shot lands for 147 damage. The archetype as a whole can secure the one projectile/one melee combo on any resilience. And while I first turned Judgement of Kelgorath into a PvE glaive with Demolitionist and Incandescent, I now plan on pivoting not into either Impulse Amplifier or even Unstoppable Force in the last slot, but to one of the highest damage buffs in the game- Surrounded. This allows Judgement of Kelgorath to kill a full health guardian in one projectile. The only glaive to be able to accomplish this. I know being surrounded by that many gaurdians in PvP may not be very common, but if you've ever gone on a kill streak with a glaive, you know they can be explosive playmakers and turn fights around. On a close range weapon, it just makes sense. Use your first shot to instantly kill one of your opponents and you now have shield energy with a hard hitting glaive for the next couple of guys.
Now, I haven't much discussed barrel, magazine, and masterwork options, and I'll say it's largely dependent on the weapon I generally like to go for shield energy, especially since I normally have Impulse Amplifier. Since we won't for Judgement of Kelgorath, you may be looking for a combo of shield energy and range to increase that projectile velocity. The first main trait slot is users preference but Shot Swap is there for handling, then several perks to help with the slow reload, and a couple to help your shield's viability like Immovable Object or Tilting at Windmills. The Ambush origin trait is excellent as well.
Honestly I'd love to do more testing as to the efficacy of speccing into Airborne Effectiveness on a glaive, but currently I wouldn't recommend Icarus Grip. Faster handling can always be useful but I actually normally go with Radar Booster which I find surprisingly uncommon.


Generally speaking I notice that glaives do best when paired with highly mobile builds that add in elements of healing or overshields. This automatically makes solar and void my favorite subclasses to pair with a glaive. Healing grenades on solar are fantastic and throwing one right at your feet when you're low and coming back out with full health and a your glaive shield up is highly potent. Then with void you can get overshields or devour going quite nicely. I'm sure arc hunter with blink and arc titan with a thruster are good alternatives, but they lack safety from healing. I stray away from Stasis and Strand with a glaive but I'm sure there are specific builds and exotics you can pair with any subclass to give them some glaive viability. Before we move on to specific exotic armor that pairs well with each class, I'll also recommend the chest piece mod Lucent Blade on any build to help the glaive with shield energy.
With a glaive build I lean into recovery with some resilience, while I treat both mobility and strength as dump stats to lower as close to 1 as possible. Mobility matters a little less (unless you're a hunter) and I'm being slowed down by the shield anyways. Strength is less valued because you cannot use your powered melee with a glaive equipped. Discipline and intellect can be adjusted freely for different builds.
Titans don't have many exotics that directly tie into a glaive playstyle, and the ones that do mostly buff the melee. Pretty useless in PvP. So, instead we look to any number of useful neutral game exotics. One Eyed Mask since you're blocking damage anyways, Anteus Wards to help guarantee the first shot for shield energy, Crest of Alpha Lupi for quick healing, ACD0 Feedback Fence to help out with anybody who gets too close, etc. The options are limitless, I'd be interested to hear any other ideas for a Titan's glaive build!
Hunters have access to the only glaive specific exotic in the game- Triton Vice. Too bad it doesn't seem particularly great or useful. I'd actually rather go with Wormhusk or Bakris for conventional, everyday use. However, I will say that I could have fun pairing Triton Vice with the Hunter specific exotic glaive- Edge of Concurrence or an Incandescent or Volt Shot glaive for extra explosions, plus since you're encouraged to match the glaive and subclass element, you would be on arc with Edge of Concurrence so you could use blink as well. Unlikely to be overwhelmingly efficient though.
My main class. So I speak with the most experience here. Again, neutral game exotics are going to be most appealing, though it's hard at times to reject the allure of posion melees with Necrotic Grips... but no. I recommend going with Transversives with any subclass because the sprint speed to close the distance or run with a close range weapon is valuable, and the auto reload actually saves my skin constantly believe it or not. Alternatively, Wings of Sacred dawn for extra damage reduction and to throw off your enemies with aerial play is surprisingly good, hilarious fun. Lastly, Astrocyte Verse blink with a devour focused build is absolutely nuts at times and I need to use it more as I have a hard time leaving solar and icarus dash alone.
While glaives are fairly versatile and can reach out and touch mid range, I wouldn't highly recommend rocking anything too close range. SMGs and Sidearms are largely off the table (though you can make it work, a lot of SMGs also touch mid range anyways). Instead bows and scouts offer some appeal but the main draw here is hand cannons and pulse rules. If we're talking straight up usefulness, it'd be hard to ignore how good High-Impact pulses specifically are. No Time To Explain, The Messenger and numerous others will serve you well. Lately I've personally been trying out Randy's Throwing Knife and it's been a blast. Most good glaives also don't take up the exotic slot, so the world of exotic primaries is open to you. I personally also scored hundreds of kills with Lumina while using my glaive, and the damage bonus is substantial.


We now have access to 5 exotic glaives. Three class specific glaives, Vexcalibur and the heavy slot glaive- Winterbite. We will briefly review them.
The Titan exotic glaive. Functioning as a normal glaive, the unique function is exchanging a fully charged glaive shield into a mini-Ward of Dawn. While absolutely hilarious and amazing, it's pretty bad.
Though it has some PvE utility since it works with Helm of Saint 14 now, it isn't useful in PvP. And I'll just go ahead and say that all three of the exotic glaives are pretty bad and it's mostly because the trigger to the unique function of each is full glaive shield energy. Not only does this mean that you must land at least 4 shots to fully charge your shield, but it also means that you cannot even use your shield energy because you're so busy consuming it for the special function. I'm sorry, but I'd rather use my entire shield to fight than to pop a small and short lived Ward of Dawn.
This might be the best class exotic glaive for PvP (which isn't saying much at all). This one at least offers an interesting choice between your defensive natured shield energy and your offensive natured exotic ability to shoot a tracking bolt of lightning at someone. I could see this one making some fun clips with limited utility, but let's be honest, if you can make this glaive work then you could make most legendary glaives work better.
I want to love this glaive so bad. I use Lumina and Boots of the Assembler so much, so the idea of using a healing glaive is so appealing. But it's just not good. In fact, it's downright terrible. In exchange for full glaive shield energy you can deploy a healing turret that shoots allies. Even with it's buff, I've never seen it used. Not in PvE and especially not in the Crucible. This might be the worst glaive in the game.
What a fun, unique exotic. I have limited use with it in PvP and I must say I like normal glaives better just for the added range and longer glaive shield, but I could see some potential here. The Vexcalibur shoots 5 pellets like a shotgun with limited range. Each pellet does 29 damage for a total of 145 damage if they all land. The shield is then also quick to drain, but grants an overshield instead. Melee kills refresh and extend your void overshield. This could have potential with void specific builds. All in all this is more of a PvE weapon, but I will be keeping my eye on it and upgrade it further soon to see it's full potential. If all pellets land the Vexcalibur can indeed pull off the one shot/one melee combo against any resilience.
The first heavy glaive. So I actually had no idea as to how this thing worked in PvP until I started doing testing for this write-up. Turns out it seems pretty fun and surprisingly potent. So without any ammo the Winterbite actually still retains the standard 68 melee damage per swing. Not insanely useful but it's already doing more than any other heavy weapon without ammo. With ammo, the exotic perk gives it added melee damage which allows it to kill in two melees instead of three with each swing doing 101 damage. Each heavy brick give only one ammo (like a rocket launcher). This projectile is better than I thought it'd be. It's a little slow but seems to find it's target well enough and does a whopping 381 damage. I'm unironically going to rock this glaive more in PvP.


My last guide had an entire section dedicated to glaive counters. Glaives have been hit with repeated nerfs in PvE and PvP since then. So instead of only talking about specific counters, I figured I could wrap things up by talking about the history of glaives and their place in the meta as a whole. As far as counters go, I don't feel the need to point many out specifically because you don't need anything specific to counter a glaive. Even with 50% damage reduction, in all likelihood you will kill any glaive used with your special weapons or plinking away with a primary. When glaives dropped with Witch Queen, glaive shields carried a hefty 75% damage reduction. While still not topping usage charts, they were actually very potent in this state. They were kept at bay by the underwhelming ammo economy. You would only gain one ammo back per special brick. Given that it takes two shots to down a guardian, this annoyed players and steered them away. However, with the starting ammo reserves of around 4 shots, I actually found this to be the healthiest glaive meta. They were absolutely explosive playmakers that could wipe out entire teams, but you had to be very careful with your ammo. And this is a point I need to iterate that I believe many fail to consider: half the ammo means half glaive shield buildup. Not only does more ammo mean more potential kills, but it's also double the glaive shield buildup and it's far less punishing to miss a shot. This also made the one projectile/one melee combo to be "canon" and legitimately useful when low on ammo, truly leaning into the hybrid firearm/melee fantasy.
When they doubled the amount of ammo received per brick to 2 and the community was starting to really talk about damage reduction in PvP more, Bungie got scared and nerfed glaives several times before usage rates even got high. Now, I will admit, glaives were very powerful when they first changed the ammo economy. But the nerfs we received were numerous. Ignoring the many PvE nerfs, they still nerfed projectile damage, Unstoppable Force's damage bonus and of course reduced the 75% damage reduction from the shield to 50%. One or two of these changes were warranted. But all of them combined lowered the utility to nothing. Glaives are not good in the current meta. I find some success with them, but it's through building into them, practice, and doing everything I can to trick and outsmart my opponents. I play on console. I've done some PC lobbies and can also guarantee that it's even more difficult to make work against opponents on mouse and keyboard. I've seen reaction times that kill me in the time between my projectile landing and my glaive shield coming up. And special weapons just chew through the shields regardless.
My thoughts on buffing glaives in the Crucible would be either reverting many changes including the ammo economy changes. Higher damage reduction with special ammo bricks only giving one shot. Alternatively, if they're going to do less damage, with less damage reduction then other aspects of the glaives should be changed. Perhaps faster strafe speed at base to move easier from cover to cover. Perhaps a base velocity or range buff for all glaives or even converting them into hitscan weapons. Perhaps more melee damage. It's Bungie's world and we just live in it. Speaking of, where's my stasis glaive with chill clip, BUNGO?!


Glaives offer one of the most unique and involved playstyles in Destiny 2. While not the most effective in the Crucible, they have a high-skill ceiling that can be fun to climb. They draw the ire of many in the first person shooter genre and will guarantee twice as many hate messages and t-bags. Despite it all, they stay glued to my inventory and are my favorite weapon class. I hope that this write-up made you consider taking a glaive for a spin for one or two matches and maybe even changed some hearts and minds. If any information I provided is inaccurate or you have counterpoints, I welcome discourse. I don't often do stuff like this but I noticed a distinct lack of glaive information out there and wanted to bring some attention to the weapon type I most wanted to master. I'd love to hear or see your favorite glaive moments and plays. Build ideas, weapon pairings, and perk combos I didn't mention are all welcome. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to cross paths or cross glaives. - Lupus_Bellator
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2023.06.06 23:16 Bluebird_Existing Multiple never ending transformation of my home with vine plus some needed typing.

Start of vine I was on top of things and kept boxes and air pillows broken down and recycled. I started off with a basic bachelor's pad with not much going on so it was fun and easy to tackle it each day. Vine came in and I started making the place jaw dropping. Everyone that stopped by loved everything and would wonder if whatever they touched did some neat trick because I usually chose smart home things or similar.
Then came the clutter confusion stage. I have a 2 bedroom place and I started using my second room for broken down boxes. I end up almost late for work each day due to the fact that my UPS Mr. Brown (God bless his soul?), showed up each day with my packages and leaving me just enough time to haul butt to work. I'd get to work try out the items and determine if he review should wait for more extended use or be immediate. My home was still good but I had to replace items with more updated things as I ordered them.
Then this stage, my home is now a unorganized confusion. It's almost tacky in some places with being over themed in one style or too much multi themed things going on. The box situation has been tackled and we'll managed now as well as the plastic but the reviews have got me exhausted. Saving the reviews for when I used the item long enough and at the same time ordering more has been a horrible decision.
I'd love to say I'm humble and not greedy. I know I'm about as responsible as a 5 year old now with no other adult in my life to hold me accountable. I would give the last shirt I had to anyone as well as my last dollar but responsibly ordering is a tough tough lesson to get and control lol. Luckily vine jail has slowed me down and I think it's a necessary process needed for people like me to kinda snap out of it and be a person again. Hope all you fellars and ladies have a blessed day and life treats y'all great. Remember to love even when your mad and never think that person will wake up the next day for you to fix whatever you've done or said.
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2023.06.06 23:15 witsthatallaboot Updated cl. Lf: north posse kits, judgement g gleezy murder, berrymane kits, shadowstar, devilish phonk kits

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2023.06.06 23:13 OrderflowTrader ES Trading Plan for 6/7/23

ES Trading Plan for 6/7/23
I share my plan for educational purposes and not as trade recommendations or ideas.
Recap: In the plan for today’s trading session, I wrote that “Bulls can show their intentions (and strength) by keeping the market outside of the black expanding range above 4287.” My lone trade of the day came from a short of the black structure highs at 4287 on the first failure this morning. It’s always worth knowing if and when the odds favor consolidation/chop, and when that’s the case, I adjust my targets some.
Balance/Trend: After flagging for a couple of days now (from the latter portion of Friday’s session through today), bulls returned today and pushed the market higher to close the session above the black structure that defines the expanding range. Considering that the market has fully backtested it and moved away, I effectively consider the structure to be invalidated and this to be a technical breakout. It doesn’t mean that it can’t still fail, but that’s my general outlook.
Analysis: The market is currently in a post-rally consolidation phase which effectively amounts to a bull flag, and trading in times of consolidation is typically marked by random, choppy activity. Case in point: Today’s action began with a brief attempt to move lower outside of yesterday’s range, rechecking the poor low left on the profile at 4272, rallying 20 points, liquidating longs, rallying ~16 points, and then liquidating only to rally 20 points again.
  • With the breakout from the black structure, support now rests at 4290 and stronger buyers will not allow the market to move back inside of the multi month expanding range
    • Note: I would consider extending this support level lower to about 4283 for a broad support range. Retesting this level means a test down to the bull flag highs, another structure buyers would ideally defend
  • If the market does break back into the “flag”, I would watch 4262 for support
  • The market’s breakout last week broke free from a long-term balance zone that went up to 4243, which was also the previous 2023 high. If this area gets revisited, it would likely fill the gap that opened up on Friday down to 4240, and I would play these levels together for confirmation for long trades, potentially even as low as 4232
  • Finally, moving back into the balance zone opens up the possibility that the market moves lower to repair poor structure from Thursday. This begins at 4219, which I would treat as a pivot (longs above, shorts below)
  • Other potential support levels are 4204 (aqua trendline), 4192, 4177, 4165, 4122, and the gap from 4098-4111
  • I am still considering 4305 resistance, though having been tested already it’s now weakened
  • The next potential resistance level I am watching is 4317, a pocket of liquidity from 2022. I mentioned this previously, but I would be on the lookout for price acceptance here as opposed to price rejection, which would keep me out of the wrong trade
  • Higher up, I will watch for potentially strong resistance at 4343, though with a break through of this level providing the potential for a move through the better part of the 4300s before the next resistance levels at 4384-90
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2023.06.06 23:09 OrderflowTrader ES Trading Plan for 6/7/23

ES Trading Plan for 6/7/23
I share my plan for educational purposes and not as trade recommendations or ideas.
Recap: In the plan for today’s trading session, I wrote that “Bulls can show their intentions (and strength) by keeping the market outside of the black expanding range above 4287.” My lone trade of the day came from a short of the black structure highs at 4287 on the first failure this morning. It’s always worth knowing if and when the odds favor consolidation/chop, and when that’s the case, I adjust my targets some. See recap video here.
Balance/Trend: After flagging for a couple of days now (from the latter portion of Friday’s session through today), bulls returned today and pushed the market higher to close the session above the black structure that defines the expanding range. Considering that the market has fully backtested it and moved away, I effectively consider the structure to be invalidated and this to be a technical breakout. It doesn’t mean that it can’t still fail, but that’s my general outlook.
Analysis: The market is currently in a post-rally consolidation phase which effectively amounts to a bull flag, and trading in times of consolidation is typically marked by random, choppy activity. Case in point: Today’s action began with a brief attempt to move lower outside of yesterday’s range, rechecking the poor low left on the profile at 4272, rallying 20 points, liquidating longs, rallying ~16 points, and then liquidating only to rally 20 points again. I have recapped today’s action at the end of this post, where I dive into some of the observations from the orderflow/DOM and the TPO profiles.
  • With the breakout from the black structure, support now rests at 4290 and stronger buyers will not allow the market to move back inside of the multi month expanding range
    • Note: I would consider extending this support level lower to about 4283 for a broad support range. Retesting this level means a test down to the bull flag highs, another structure buyers would ideally defend
  • If the market does break back into the “flag”, I would watch 4262 for support
  • The market’s breakout last week broke free from a long-term balance zone that went up to 4243, which was also the previous 2023 high. If this area gets revisited, it would likely fill the gap that opened up on Friday down to 4240, and I would play these levels together for confirmation for long trades, potentially even as low as 4232
  • Finally, moving back into the balance zone opens up the possibility that the market moves lower to repair poor structure from Thursday. This begins at 4219, which I would treat as a pivot (longs above, shorts below)
  • Other potential support levels are 4204 (aqua trendline), 4192, 4177, 4165, 4122, and the gap from 4098-4111
  • I am still considering 4305 resistance, though having been tested already it’s now weakened
  • The next potential resistance level I am watching is 4317, a pocket of liquidity from 2022. I mentioned this previously, but I would be on the lookout for price acceptance here as opposed to price rejection, which would keep me out of the wrong trade
  • Higher up, I will watch for potentially strong resistance at 4343, though with a break through of this level providing the potential for a move through the better part of the 4300s before the next resistance levels at 4384-90
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2023.06.06 23:01 Okayest-Trail-Runner I finished my first trail 50M and (almost) healed achilles tendonitis/bursitis. Here's how I trained and adapted.

This post is for anybody else out there who might be dealing with achilles tendonitis or bursitis in your ankle. I’ve had a 2.5 year journey dealing with this, and recently completed my first 50 miler (Mohican 50 in Ohio) in 11:08, after only running trails 3 days/week (more on my plan later). I thought I’d share my training adaptations and lessons-learned for anybody else struggling with these issues too. Note: I’m \not* a doctor, though I’ve spent a ton of time seeing doctors, sports chiro’s, massage therapists, physical therapists, etc over the years for this issue. Take this like a conversation with a crazy trail runner friend over of a nice cup of coffee, or better yet, a nice cold beer. I hope it’s helpful!*
I started trail running in summer 2020 after about 18 years of casual road running. I was never competitive, but I did complete two marathons in college. I started running trails for fun with my ‘crazy’ ultra-running friends in fall 2020 and heard countless stories of their races, learned their training tips, and signed up for my first 50k in May, 2021.
Late fall 2020 my rapid switch to trails caught up with me, and I started experiencing a burning pain in the back of my ankle, near the heel. After a few doctor visits and an ultrasound of my achilles (this is important, please do this if you suspect achilles issues!). I found out that I had bursitis from insertional achilles tendonitis. I was assured by multiple doctors that my achilles itself was fine, but the tension in my weak-a$$ calves was pulling on everything downstream and causing the inflammation. I ran through that pain and somewhat ignored the PT exercises I was given, also half-a$$ing my training for the 50k. I did finish that 50k (it was a spicy one to boot, with over 5,000ft of gain on technical trails), but finished thoroughly broken with an average pace of 14:30. Woof.
I took 2022 ‘off’ from racing and was feeling good enough in November 2022 to sign up for my first 50M. But I still had bursitis, along with some other issues like high hamstring pain and pain in my right hip. Here’s where the changes started. I was going to do this right this time.
Changes I made First, I got a solid PT and orthopedic doctor based on the recommendation of a local trail-runner friend - a doctor that understood runners and wasn’t just going to tell me to stop running. In January 2023 I hit the PT exercises hard. Hundreds of calf eccentrics (heel lowers to ground-level only) each week, hamstring eccentrics to help with high-hamstring pain I developed, and lots of single-leg work with the leg press. I also worked on my hips using a band doing clamshells, monster walks, etc. I continued every single exercise throughout training up to the week before my race, which was June 3rd, 2023.
Second, I decided this time I wasn’t going to wing it: I was going to follow *a plan* (gasp), but adapt it so I spent less time running, more time cross training to take stress off my ankle. I got a Trail Runner Mag. subscription and gobbled up every article I could find: Training plans. Nutrition. Speed work. Hill work. Weight lifting. Nutrition. Hydration. The list went on, and I read it all. I eventually landed on a few training plans I liked (linked after this), and paid close attention to them both while allowing myself some flexibility for my bursitis. I officially started training 22 weeks out from race day, January 7th, 2023.
Key Training Adjustments for Bursitis/Achilles Tendonitis
When I started training in January the burning pain post long-runs was real. My ankle would “stiffen up” after the long runs, so any prolonged sitting or sleeping made it much worse post-run. I used the following techniques to help with this and today have nearly zero pain while running and very minimal to no pain post-run (even after 18-20 miles!). Now, mind you, my ankle was angry for about 3 days after the 50M, but I expected that. These tactics got me a good 80% better. I still have work to do, but I’m close, and I hope this helps you too!
  1. Run less (but maintain time on feet): Every single 50M training plan you’ll find has you running 5-6 days/week. I knew my ankle couldn’t handle that, so I adapted my plan such that I was only on trails 3 days a week - the long run on Saturday, the back-to-back Sunday, and one mid-week run on Wednesdays, when I also did my hill workouts. I found that book-ending the long weekend runs with two days “off my feet” allowed my ankle time to recover and inflammation to go down. But I wasn’t idle Tuesdays and Thursdays! These days I’d use a combination of elliptical, stairmaster, and treadmill hiking to get in the equivalent miles and time-on-feet necessary, while also ensuring I kept my HR in the equivalent zone to what I’d see on a run. As you’ll see in my race results - THIS APPROACH WORKS! A summary of my weekly plan follows this list.
  2. Calf eccentrics: I’d suggest Googling this (or better, talk to a knowledgeable sports doc), but the basic idea is you rise up onto your toes with both feet then stand on the affected leg and slowly (3-5 seconds) lower your heel down to floor-level. The floor-level part is important based on *which* part of your achilles is damaged (please see a doctor about this!). For insertional achilles issues, I learned you don’t want to lower your heel below ground-level (e.g. on a stair), which is suggested for other achilles issues. I did 2-3 sets of 15 once or twice per day the entire training cycle, except days I was running on trails. I would also leave one day (Mondays) completely off for rest and recovery.
  3. High-drop shoes: I’ve always run in a higher-drop shoes (I wear the La Sportiva Jackal II, which has a 7mm drop). The higher drop takes some load off your achilles.
  4. Heel lifts/shoe inserts: Towards the latter end of my training my sports doc suggested I try a ¼” heel lift in my shoes to help with the bursitis, and it made a huge difference (put one in each shoe to prevent other issues, of course 🙂 ). The idea is: the heel lift takes additional load off your achilles - I wish I had done this sooner. There’s lots of research online about how effective this can be. The only downside is that it changed the dynamics of my shoes, so I had to start heel-lock lacing to prevent my foot from sliding forwards in my shoes. I’d say this was a major contributing factor to why my ankle started feeling a lot better, even in the peak training period.
  5. Apply Voltaren and Arnica Cream to affected area: Voltaren is a topical NSAID and Arnica cream is also an all-natural pain reliever. I’d apply these to my ankle at night and wrap it in Saran wrap (I know, sounds crazy), but the wrap helps both absorb into the skin. I’d wake up feeling much better
  6. Vibrants Pain Relief Patches: now this is a little “out there” but these biofrequency patches also worked great for relieving pain and inflammation on my ankle. I’d put them on post-run and my pain would melt away. I’m not sure I’m 100% bought-in to the science behind them (or pseudo-science), but they worked for me, placebo effect or not.
  7. Similar to the above, the KT Tape Wave also was great for pain-relief: a little more pseudoscience that I’m skeptical about, but it works. My sports chiropractor recommended this to me and it absolutely works. It’s also great for relieving muscle pain and speeding recovery overall.
  8. Massages and dry needling: I also got regular massages and dry needling and have a collection of foam rollers, balls, etc to release my muscles at home too. Keeping your calves loose is key to relieving the strain on your ankle.
  9. A note on ibuprofen: overall, ibuprofen never seemed to do much for me. Ibuprofen is known to be a bad idea before/during/after runs because of how it affects your kidneys, so I avoided it altogether.
My training plan
My training plan was a combination of pure trail runs (I never wasted time running on roads or treadmills), cross training on ellipticals, stairmaster, bike, yoga (almost daily) and weight lifting. I believe the lifting, specifically addressing my weak areas, was key to my race-day success, and I broke it up into pieces throughout the week so my “off” running days focused on upper body and abs. I also believe the mobility work in yoga was incredibly important.
  1. The longest run I did was a 50k 4 weeks out, and by then my ankle was handling that distance quite well. I did about 3 other 20 miles runs and a few 18 mile runs
  1. I used a time-on-feet model for Sundays, usually between 1-2.5 hours
Note: I integrated calf eccentrics whenever I could, except for the weekends. I did around 450 calf-lowers every week (done on both legs to keep things even)
Race Results
The big day was June 3rd, 2023. The race was the Mohican 50 miler in Ohio. This wasn’t what you’d call an “easy” first 50 miler. The course was nearly 100% single-track on MBT with around 6-7,000 ft of gain, depending who’s watch you’re reading. The day-of was also above-average hot (upper 80’s), so I was very happy I spent 6 week prior heat acclimating in the sauna at my gym (link to the heat acclimation plan I used follows).
The race started at 6am and I felt good in the cool morning air. I noticed around mile 10, after we had apparently completed the first big climb that I didn't feel the climb was all that bad - all that hiking and stairmaster work was paying off! As the day went on the temps rose, but dumping ice water on my head at aid stations and taking s-caps every 30 minutes like it was my job kept me from feeling nauseated and good to keep eating both solid + liquid calories (I used tailwind). I had no issues with fuel - whoo-hoo!
But there's always something... The only major issue I had in this race ended up being my shoe-lacing (classic!). I had loosened my heel-lock lacing prior to the race because that lacing was rubbing on the tops of my ankle, causing some discomfort. Well, when your shoes are too loose you cause other issues, and my feet were sliding forward in my shoes the entire race, leading to some major big-toe pain and blisters.
Nonetheless, I finished with a smile in 11:08, just about 50 minutes ahead of my goal time. I snagged 1st place woman in my age group, and 9th woman overall, 39th runner out of the pack. My ankle didn't’ bother me at all during the race - only when I stopped (of course!). It took about three days for my ankle to recover, but at this point I know how to treat it and keep the pain manageable. I’ll continue to monitor my achilles with my doctor, continue all the exercises I’ve been doing, and get back to running after a few good weeks of recovery!
In Summary
If you’re dealing with achilles tendonitis, I sure do hope this is helpful! I’ve heard from many that this is an issue that may never fully go away. I’m also convinced (again, not a doctor, but based on my experience) that rest is not the answer, because if you aren’t strengthening your calves and your legs, you will never take the strain off your achilles or get blood-flow to the area to promote healing. My ankle felt better and better the more I got into my training plan - wild! Training your body to adapt and grow stronger, while not overloading the ankle is key. Take an off-day if you have pain, and see a doctor regularly to make sure you aren’t doing further damage. I hope you have the same success!
My training plan links:
Training Plan 1:
More Specific Training Plan with Hill and Speed Work:
Heat Acclimation Plan:
Taper Week Plan:
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2023.06.06 23:01 juvillan24 First official Half Marathon ! Rock N Roll San Diego 25th Anniversary

First Half Marathon! San Diego 25th Anniversary Rock n' Roll

Race Information


Goal Description Completed?
A Sub 1:52 Yes
B Sub 1:45 Yes


Mile Time
1 8:20
2 8:20
3 8:27
4 8:08
5 7:40
6 7:39
7 7:39
8 7:25
9 7:29
10 7:35
11 7:37
12 6:47
13 7:40
.1 7:00


Prior to this race, I had run the distance before for the first time back in February with a time of 1:52:37. So naturally, that was my first goal I had in mind. Anything faster than that time and I’d be happy. An even more ambitious goal that I thought would be just beyond reach was sub 1:45. Anyways, this was my first official start to finish half marathon race.
For background information, I am 26 years old (M) and have been running since 2020. However, 2023 is the year where I’d say I’ve been actually consistent with a running schedule. From 2020-2022, I ran a total of 650 miles. Prior to Sunday’s race, I had logged 300 miles for the year.
Before May, I was running 2-3 times per week. However, after reading 80/20 Running by Matt Fitzgerald in early May, I realized I was doing it all wrong with no tempo runs, no speed workouts etc. Mainly, I would do 5-6 miles per run with a long run (7+ mile run) throughout the week with an average pace of 8:30 per mile. Obviously, I was running way too fast and not doing any low intensity runs. So in May, I switched gears and implemented the 80/20 with my runs and started running 4 days a week. Then on May 10th, I saw an ad on Instagram that the rock n roll race was in San Diego June 4th. I was eager to see how I’d do considering in February I ran my first half marathon on a casual Friday night through the streets of my hometown.
I didn’t really follow any training plan, I just used the 80/20 book for the month of may as a tool of reference. Most of my runs were done in Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 and ASICS Novablast 3. Couple days prior to race, I purchased the Saucony Endorphin Elite for race day.


To be honest, as the race got closer, I was getting very nervous about how well I’d perform. I started to doubt that I would even finish under my previous time. But when I went to the expo to pick up my bib, I became more excited and motivated being around everyone. The environment was energetic and it was cool to see all these people coming together ready to take on this race. The day before the race, I had rice and ground turkey. I went to bed at 10pm and woke up at 4am. I live 15 min from downtown San Diego and wanted to get there early enough to find parking. The morning of, I ate two slices of peanutbutter toast before I left at 4:15. Around 5 am, I ate a rice krispy treat. The race started at 6:15am and I was in coral 4.


Miles 1-3: I ran around a pace of 8:30. It was both intentional and unintentional. There was a lot of runners all around so it was sometimes hard to navigate through people without running into someone. But I didn't want to start out too fast anyways.
Miles 4-6: I felt good. I was surprised with how well I was doing without being tired. I attempted to take my first cup of water from the aid station and totally failed at that, spilling half of the water as I ran and almost choked on the water that I had tried to drink so I had to spit it out.
Miles 6-8: I was in the zone during these miles. I was just cruising along amused by all the signs, bands, spectators etc. One sign in particular "Smile, you paid to do this!" actually made me smile and laugh because I thought to myself "you know what? you're right.. I did lol" My music was on point playing all the perfect songs to keep me going (Rocky soundtracks, Creed 1-2 soundtracks etc).
Miles 9-10 : This is where I started to get a little tired but I was trying not to think about it too much. I had semi successfully gotten a cup of water this time from the aid station and was able to get some sips while spilling some on my chest but that felt refreshing so I didn't care much. Around this time, I also had one gu energy gel thing but regretted doing that. The consistency was too thick for me. That was my fault though. I didn't really experiment with gu's or gels before the race to find out which one I would like.
Mile 11: Although the downhill portion gave me a pace of 6:47 for that mile, I was not trying to go that fast. Gravity worked its magic on me. And the construction section was kind of boring to run through. However, it was around this time where I looked at my watch and saw that my overall time was 1:26:00 ish. This made me realize that if I finish the last two miles sub 8:00, I'd sub 1:45 easily.
Miles 12-13 : Even though I knew how close I was to finishing, I just couldn't go any faster than I was going. My legs were exhausted and I just wanted to be done with this race. Crossing the finish line and seeing my finish time on my watch read 1:41:55 made me so proud of my performance and for knocking 10 minutes off my PR from February.


I was very proud with my performance and felt relieved that I had gone through with this race. Shortly after finishing, I grabbed my medal, took a bottle of water and gatorade, banana and welch's fruit snacks from the volunteers to replenish. I was exhausted and my legs felt like lead with every step I took. But it was a good feeling and it felt very rewarding for all the work I have done this year helped me achieve a great PR for my first half marathon race. I have already signed up for my first marathon race in Long Beach of October and began looking at different training plans. I have no doubt that with proper training, I will do great at this marathon. Thank you all for reading.
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2023.06.06 22:54 asses710 Have you ever been hospitalized for your mental health? And did it help?

Hey everyone. I know this is sort of a sensitive topic but I wanted to take a poll for myself to see whether it's just me feeling this way, or if others are too. Backstory: a few years ago during the beginning of COVID I called the suicide hotline with suicidal thoughts but no plan to act on them. I made the last part very clear, and made it clear i had $0 to my name so therefore i couldn'tseek out therapy. The whole reason I was feeling suicidal is because i ran out of money after being laid off 2 serving jobs, kicked out by my landlord for not paying rent, and couldn't get through on the unemployment website. Next thing I know cops were at my door and convinced me (more like lied to me, and tricked me) to go talk a therapist, offered a ride, and assured me that I'd be home for dinner. Once they told me where I was going, (it's called PEMS here in my area) I immediately knew that I wouldn't be home for dinner and that they were attempting to admit me. I said I didn't want to go, to which the cop responded "you already agreed to talk to someone so you already gave up your rights" and then handcuffed me when I made multiple attempts to open the car doors and free myself. Needless to say this entire experience was extremely traumatic for me. I feel betrayed by my law enforcement officials and at the facility, I was treated like a criminal. I was punished with seclusion for not wanting to take the medications they were giving me (I've never taken medication for mental health, and don't plan on it for personal reasons). I was also not allowed to go outside for the entire four days I was forced to be there. Not to mention that the doctors there in the beginning said I wouldn't be charged for anything, because someone else bakeracted me so insurance would cover everything. Again the whole reason I felt this way was because of financial issues. Once I got out my paperwork said "self admittance" meaning I admitted myself, and I got a bill in the mail for $4,450. I basically just wanted to see if anyone else has had a similar experience? Or maybe you had a positive experience that will help me understand the value in these facilities?
Thank you in advance for sharing. I know it's not easy. It's taken me over 3 years now to be open about what happened to me, and I still feel so much shame. But I feel as though this topic NEEDS to be talked about. I just went through a mental health training at work to recognize mental health in students where I was taught to report anything that mentions the word "suicide" or any self inflicted harm. I'm obviously going to report anything on those lines, but it has got me thinking the question- "am I going to put this student through the same traumatic experience I went through?"
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2023.06.06 22:42 Basic_Run_6403 lobular panniculitis in 17 y/o female

Hey all, I am desperate to figure out what is wrong with my 17 y/o daughter. hoping someone can help! Here is her info:
17 year old female. Over the last 6 months (beg sep 2022), she has developed red, painful nodules under skin. Started on her legs, then started to get some on her stomach, then on her arms, then her chest. One on her palm became infected and was treated with antibiotics. The typical development of these is that that feel to her like they are deep in her skin and then they slowly move closer to the surface, then harden and condense and then eventually go away (although she does have some that have not gone away). She started accutane in Sep 2022 and has now been off of it for 2.5 months (was on a low dose). Once she stopped taking accutane, the bumps really started increasing in number, severity and location of the body (starting on legs and moving up the body). Before she stopped the accuatne, she would get maybe one of these a month on her leg. We saw her pediatrician first, then dermatologist, then allergist, then radiologist, then pediatric dermatologist. Pediatric dermatologist did a biopsy and had this result:
She had a ton of blood tests (below) and every single one was normal (there weren't even any that were close to the limits, they were all right in the middle of the range): c3 c4 quantiFERON TB gold plus complement C2 ANA ENA c3 c4 DNA/DS amylase alpha 1 antitrypsin, serum CBC + hematology lipase complement total CMP12 + 1 AC ESR-Wes +CRP immunoglobulin E total alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency C reaction protein quant sedimentation rate hemoglobin WBC (leuokocyte) Mono Celiac disease panel
The plan for now is to do another biopsy to confirm it is in fact lobular panniuculitis, but not sure how to proceed after that. Our dermatologist is on a panel of other dermatologists that review rare dermatological cases and when he presented it to them the only idea they came up with was possible SAPHO syndrome, but she didn't really meet the criteria for that. he said all of the lab tests ruled out lupus, some types of cancer, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, pancreatic disease, vasculitis and TB. I dont even know what specialist to see next or what tests to request.

This is one of the top dermatologists in the state and even he is stumped. Any advise at all would be helpful!!
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2023.06.06 22:29 ssj4falky [H] Some June 23 / March 23 / Feb 23 / Sept 22 / June 22 / May 22 Humble Bundles, and others - Ghostwire Tokyo, Remnant From the Ashes, Hero's Hours, Dungeon of Naheulbeuk, Phoenix Point: YOE, Superhot: Mind Control, [W] See list / offers Trade Trade

[H] Mostly leftover Humble Choice, but a few others
June (2023) Humble Choice
Ghostwire Tokyo
Remnant From the Ashes Complete
Curse of the Dead Gods
Turbo Golf Racing
Meeple Station (may keep)
March (2023) Humble Choice
Hero's Hour
Demon Turf
Golden light
Monster Crown
February (2023) Humble Choice
Fallout 1
Shady Part of Me
Fobia - St. Difna Hotel
Five Dates
September (2022) Humble Choice
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos
Crown Trick
Shapez and Shapez - Puzzle DLC
June (2022) Humble Choice
May (2022) Humble Choice
Random Extra Humble Games
Titan Souls
Rogue Legacy
Ultra Street Fighter® IV
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Star Wars:™ X-Wing vs TIE Fighter - Balance of Power
Star Wars™: X-Wing Alliance™
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga™

Fanatical bundles
Heavy Burger
I am not a Monster
Sword Legacy Omen
White Night

[W] Games I would love to trade for (willing to discuss multiple of mine for some of these) or open to offers
NO PMing me direct, comment here first, then IF I think we can make a deal then we can progress. I will respond to all offers
Trading will be as per this sub's guidance, I will check you out on the scam/banned list etc. and I will ask to see your rep page and before sending any codes
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