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Help With Blurry Grass

2023.06.08 05:42 F3vor Help With Blurry Grass

Self Explanatory. Is there a specific option I need to change to make my grass look sharper? Is this an anti-aliasing thing? Some help would be appreciated. Here is a link to what my grass looks like in game. I am using Ominous ENB and Northern Grass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyAYiYSvpxc (Edited post to fix wrong video link)

Mod List/INI - https://loadorderlibrary.com/lists/mod-list-25032027
ENB - https://loadorderlibrary.com/lists/enb

Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900K CPU
ASRock AMD radeon RX 6800 xt 16 GB
Windows 10
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2023.06.08 00:11 HalfDeafYeller [WTS] 🥇 10g Gold Bar🥇 for less than 6 dollars... wait what?!? Also a new collector deal, a APMEX TEP lot, and some 🦅 Graded ASE's 🦅.

Howdy Reddit!
Today I have some new items and a few left overs from previous posts. Here is what I am bringing to the table today! Reasonable offers are always considered especially if supported by comps.
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Collector Deal(s)
These are deals geared towards others who are building a collection. Anyone can buy them, but each will have a special discount for anyone who has already started building a set.



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New Items
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MintDirect Collection
This "MintDirect" set from APMEX are coins that went direct from the new/unsearched roll directly to a Tamper Evident Package (TEP). Some of these coins come with special PCGS First Strike Designation, meaning that the coin was purchased from the mint within the first 30 days and is now eligible for a "First Strike" label should they be submitted to PCGS for grading.
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🥇Gold🥇
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Leftovers / Items for Trade listed below
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Upgraded Morgans Trade / Sale!
As some of you know I have started down the road of picking MS Morgans and recently upgraded a MS64 to a MS65. The 64 sold once, and then again via BIN, but fast forward and now it is still with me. I would be more than happy to trade for a Morgan of similar value or selling for my cost (let me know if I overpaid).
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🦅 Silver Eagles for Trade / Sale! 🦅
All ASE's are available for trade for ASE's of similar value, especially the standard Brown label NGC or Blue First Strike PCGS Labels.
I tried my best to point out any issues on these and dropped prices accordingly. All of these looked good in hand and most issues went unnoticed by these old eyes until I took the detailed photos. For instance the 2018-W with the spot is really only visible at a certain angle, but it is there so I pointed it out. Please ask for videos/pictures if condition is a concern.
🦅 American Silver Eagles 🦅
🦅 Burnished American Silver Eagles 🦅
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Coming Soon... Graded 2011 Sets and a few more ASE slabs to make a 10+ coin 🐳 lot
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Payment and Shipping information:
Zelle, Venmo, or PPFF (in order of preference). Let's be friends, and use smiley emojis (no notes).
Shipping via USPS to U.S. Residents only. If not included shipping is $5 First Class in a bubble mailer, or $10 Priority in Small Flat Rate Box. Insurance, Signature Confirmation, or upgraded shipping available at buyers request/expense.
Notable recent feedback about my shipping includes:
Items have been sigma verified and will shipped be in multiple layers of bubble wrap, cardboard and up to 5 different types of tape.
I try to be the type of seller that I would like to buy from! Check my feedback, get a reference from those I have sold to in the past, and if you want we can use a middleman.
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Disclaimers:
  1. Making an Offer - Rule #5 prevents you from doing WTB's for less than spot, so that now applies to any offer made to me. If you want to make an offer please be aware of the current market for the items you are interested in. I strongly suggest new members send a comp to show you at attempted to research the current market value. You are welcomed (even encouraged) to make an offer below the comp. However if I think the offer is to low and there is no comp you will be ignored or blocked. On a side note, I have unknowingly made unreasonable offers before, but only on numismatic items. If that is the case I will not hold it against you... this disclaimer is more for the users that waste my time with offers below spot and 30-40% below retail value.
  2. Shipping Risk- I cannot be responsible for delivery after the package has left my possession but I will do my part to make sure the package and its contents will arrive safely. Your items will be in multiple layers of bubble wrap, cardboard and up to 5 different types of tape and I will hand deliver it, over the counter, to USPS. If your concerned about the safety of the times I will take photos of the items, the shipping label, and the package before I send it and I will always keep the receipt from when I hand it off.
  3. Condition of Items - I am not a professional coin grader. Use pictures and videos to judge for yourself. If the condition is a concern I will upload more videos/photos of any coin listed so you can fully inspect it prior to any money changing hands. I would rather take the time to make sure you will be happy with your purchase than rush into a sale.
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2023.06.07 23:12 160295 SaltyObituaries will be joining in on the June 12th-14th protest of Reddit's API changes that will essentially kill all 3rd party Reddit apps.

This subreddit will be joining in on the June 12th-14th protest of Reddit's API changes.The subreddit will be set to approval-only during this time.

TL;DR: Here's an infographic about it.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface.
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.

What can you do as a user?

What can you do as a moderator?

Thank you for your patience in the matter,
SaltyObituaries Mod Team
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2023.06.07 22:50 hollyverhardy My witchy/spiritual/emotional mojo has suddenly been zapped or messed up and I have no idea what to do!

Long post, I'm sorry - but I just am at a loss and have no idea what to do. :-(
Over the last few days my pendulum and my tarot cards have been acting completely wack - they've been giving inaccurate answers, my pendulum will suddenly violently smack me in the face when it swings, my cards will suddenly just shoot off in different directions when I'm trying to shuffle, it's been bizarre. I tried to do some candle magic the other day (Nothing bad or dramatic, I've just left a hard relationship and wanted to invite some self love, caring people, and some confidence back in), and the herbs on the side of the candle caught fire, multiple flames started jumping up, and the wax started bubbling and sizzling profusely - these are ingredients and the same candles I always use and I have literally never seen anything like it. I've been completely drained and even physically unwell the past week, and I've also been having tons of nightmares as of late too. All just from nowhere.
I have wards, I cast protective circles, and nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I've been using tarot and the pendulum most days for years, but I've only recently started doing regular candle magic - having previously only done it once in a blue moon - so I'm not sure if that could be anything to do with it at all? I don't practice anything dark or hurtful at all. Bizarrely enough, I cast a protection spell only last week (also because of the breakup, some of the people relating to it, and some issues I had had with work and a judgmental, mean boss) and that felt like it worked incredibly well. But now it just feels like I've been completely drained and I'm being prevented from doing anything witchy or spiritual at any cost. What it reminds me of is when you see a film where some characters get lost in some supernatural way and their compasses, clocks etc all start acting weird.

In case any of this could be related -
There was a so-called spiritual practitioner involved in the break-up who I know to be extremely manipulative and unkind. My ex went to see a medium who proceeded to almost word for word reiterate basic facts about his passed loved ones which were just available in their obituaries and public facebooks, and who proceeded to say some very extreme things about me which were completely false - saying I had lied to him, cheated on him, manipulated him, intentionally stole his energy etc - which certainly had never happened, in fact it was pretty much the other way around. He believes her completely. She also did however throw in some very true and bizarrely accurate facts about him and us that she had no way of knowing, which makes me feel a little odd. Naturally I've vented about this woman to friends and family and we've considered ways of exposing her, but we never actually acted on anything. Maybe I'm just overthinking but who knows. I'm also about to embark (entirely coincidentally, in fact the wheels had been in motion for this months before) on a theatre project fraudulent spiritual practitioners. I don't know if that could somehow be connected to it or what.
There was also another girl who had disliked me and liked my ex before we even got together and went out of her way to emotionally and even physically hurt me throughout our relationship, both of us had tons of evil eye nonsense cast on us which turned out to be from her, which we had to try extremely hard to prevent and bounce back. Eventually it worked, and we went for ages without seeing her, however we are supposed to see her again in a matter of days for something related to our degrees. So I don't know if her energy is somehow affecting me again or what. Interestingly one of the signs that led us to realising we had been evil eyed by her was sudden inexplicable ailments, nightmares, and spiritual exhaustion. But that was nothing close to this bout.
Another thing is - I have a friend in my dorm who's also a very experienced witch who has done some return to sender spells and the like to other people - but I know she prioritises protection etc too, and I don't see how anything with me could connect to that in any way.
But this is really stressing me, upsetting me, and spooking me out. And I just want it to stop and go back to normal. :-( If anyone has any advice or thoughts please do let me know, I'm getting desperate!
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2023.06.07 19:06 itsmesoloman My Horse Disappeared :( Help Appreciated

My Horse Disappeared :( Help Appreciated
I have the Special Edition of the game that comes with the Nuevo Paraiso gear, free guns, and a free Reverse Dapple Black Thoroughbred with a really cool, white, crescent-moon-like marking on his face (photo attached). This was my main horse throughout most of the game (I am about halfway through Chapter 5, first playthrough). His name is McKenna.
Recently I started riding a new, different horse named Robin. I leave McKenna to hang out in Camp when riding Robin. I have also acquired 2 more horses over time that stay in the Stable.
At the Stable, under Manage Owned Horses, my 2 new horses’ names appear in the list, and Robin also appears since I have her with me. With 4 stalls in the Stable, this leaves one Empty Stall slot in the list. McKenna is technically my 4th horse, but since he stays in Camp, I always still have an Empty Stall slot at the Stable.
After returning from Guarma, I had to get back to Shady Belle from Van Horn, and none of my owned horses were near enough to whistle for them. So I just hopped on some random horse that was hitched to a post at the edge of town and rode it to Shady Belle. Just from the long ride and calming the horse down over a passing snake on the way, I reached Level 1 bonding with this random horse. I didn’t think much of it and just hopped off of it when I got back to Shady Belle.
The next day when I pulled up the game again, McKenna was not in camp, but the Van Horn horse was. The new horse is still unnamed, but the weird part is that it had taken on the same mane and tail styles, INCLUDING COLORS, that McKenna used to have. McKenna and the new horse are both Thoroughbreds, but their coats are entirely different colors. So McKenna’s custom mane and tail colors don’t match the new horse at all, that’s now I noticed it had taken on McKenna’s mane and tail somehow (it’s also a Long mane and Braided tail, which the new horse didn’t have when I found it).
McKenna could not be recalled at any stable I tried, including Valentine where Special Edition horses are redeemed.
So what happened? Is there any fixing this? Did I inadvertently cause McKenna to be replaced by bringing a new, bonded horse into camp when I already had 4 horses?
Thanks in advance for any help or insight.
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2023.06.07 18:13 rib-gg-bot BIGG SCYTHE vs RRQ Kaguya / VCT 2023: Game Changers APAC: Open 2 - Playoffs / Post-Match Thread

BIGG SCYTHE 0-2 RRQ Kaguya

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Pearl: 3-13
Ascent: 12-14
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Overall Scoreboard

BIGG SCYTHE RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A
skyelyse Killjoy 1.11 1.00 1.13 239 37 32 3
oreopheliaa Harbor 1.08 1.09 0.98 171 27 29 16
yaamori Jett 1.05 0.99 1.02 202 29 38 8
crescents Viper 1.01 0.93 1.16 227 27 34 21
marche Skye 0.95 0.87 0.98 121 17 34 14
RRQ Kaguya
Alluka KAY/O 1.22 1.25 1.27 270 38 25 32
capriciouS Fade 1.18 1.17 1.21 242 36 25 17
Ayumiii Jett 1.11 1.15 1.17 251 38 34 8
bes Harbor 1.06 1.22 1.11 207 26 30 21
Eisberg Viper 0.53 0.68 0.47 106 13 5 8

Map 1: Pearl

(ATK: 52.58% / DEF: 47.42% over last 90 days of competitive play)
Team BIGG SCYTHE ATK RIB RATING
DEF ATK R Total DEF R
ACS K D A
BIGG SCYTHE skyelyse Killjoy 9 1.09
4 1.17 3 0.84
240 14 15 2
yaamori Jett DEF 1.04
ATK 1.13 0.78
160 8 15 1
RRQ Kaguya crescents Viper 3 1.03
0 0.96 13 1.22
275 12 13 3
marche Skye 1.00 1.04 0.87
103 5 13 2
oreopheliaa Harbor 0.98 1.09 0.66
94 4 14 4
RRQ Kaguya
capriciouS Fade 1.33 1.34 1.33
295 19 7 5
Alluka KAY/O 1.27 1.47 1.20
313 18 6 15
Eisberg Viper 1.05 1.36 0.95
212 13 5 8
bes Harbor 0.98 1.59 0.77
221 12 11 4
Ayumiii Jett 0.86 1.17 0.75
166 8 14 4
Detailed Pearl Statistics

Map 2: Ascent

(ATK: 48.04% / DEF: 51.96% over last 90 days of competitive play)
Team BIGG SCYTHE DEF RIB RATING ATK
ATK R OT1 DEF R Total ACS
K D A BIGG SCYTHE oreopheliaa Sova
9 1.19 3 1.09 ---
1.30 12 248 23 15
12 skyelyse Killjoy ATK 1.13
DEF 0.84 1.41
238 23 17 1 RRQ Kaguya
yaamori Jett 3 1.06 9 0.85
1.27 14 244 21
23 7 crescents KAY/O 0.99 0.89
1.10 178 15 21 18
marche Omen 0.89 0.70 1.08 139
12 21 12 RRQ Kaguya
Ayumiii Jett 1.36 1.13 1.59
336 30 20 4 Alluka KAY/O
1.17 1.02 1.33 227 20
19 17 bes Omen 1.15 0.85
1.46 193 14 19 17
capriciouS Breach 1.03 0.99 1.08 189
17 18 12 nabbsky Fade 0.96
0.79 1.13 164 16 18
10
Detailed Ascent Statistics
How ratings are calculated
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2023.06.07 18:09 rib-gg-bot BIGG SCYTHE vs RRQ Kaguya / VCT 2023: Game Changers APAC: Open 2 - Playoffs / Post-Match Thread

BIGG SCYTHE 0-2 RRQ Kaguya

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Ascent: 12-14
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Overall Scoreboard

BIGG SCYTHE RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A :----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- skyelyse Killjoy 1.11 1.00 1.13 239 37 32 3 oreopheliaa Harbor 1.08 1.09 0.98 171 27 29 16 yaamori Jett 1.05 0.99 1.02 202 29 38 8 crescents Viper 1.01 0.93 1.16 227 27 34 21 marche Skye 0.95 0.87 0.98 121 17 34 14 RRQ Kaguya RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A Alluka KAY/O 1.22 1.25 1.27 270 38 25 32 capriciouS Fade 1.18 1.17 1.21 242 36 25 17 Ayumiii Jett 1.11 1.15 1.17 251 38 34 8 bes Harbor 1.06 1.22 1.11 207 26 30 21 Eisberg Viper 0.53 0.68 0.47 106 13 5 8

Map 1: Pearl

(ATK: 52.58% / DEF: 47.42% over last 90 days of competitive play)
Team ATK DEF Total
BIGG SCYTHE 9 4 3
DEF ATK
RRQ Kaguya 3 0 13
BIGG SCYTHE RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A :----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- skyelyse Killjoy 1.09 1.17 0.84 240 14 15 2 yaamori Jett 1.04 1.13 0.78 160 8 15 1 crescents Viper 1.03 0.96 1.22 275 12 13 3 marche Skye 1.00 1.04 0.87 103 5 13 2 oreopheliaa Harbor 0.98 1.09 0.66 94 4 14 4 RRQ Kaguya RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A capriciouS Fade 1.33 1.34 1.33 295 19 7 5 Alluka KAY/O 1.27 1.47 1.20 313 18 6 15 Eisberg Viper 1.05 1.36 0.95 212 13 5 8 bes Harbor 0.98 1.59 0.77 221 12 11 4 Ayumiii Jett 0.86 1.17 0.75 166 8 14 4
Detailed Pearl Statistics

Map 2: Ascent

(ATK: 48.04% / DEF: 51.96% over last 90 days of competitive play)
Team DEF ATK OT1 Total
BIGG SCYTHE 9 3 --- 12
ATK DEF
RRQ Kaguya 3 9 14
BIGG SCYTHE RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A :----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- oreopheliaa Sova 1.19 1.09 1.30 248 23 15 12 skyelyse Killjoy 1.13 0.84 1.41 238 23 17 1 yaamori Jett 1.06 0.85 1.27 244 21 23 7 crescents KAY/O 0.99 0.89 1.10 178 15 21 18 marche Omen 0.89 0.70 1.08 139 12 21 12 RRQ Kaguya RIB RATING ATK R DEF R ACS K D A Ayumiii Jett 1.36 1.13 1.59 336 30 20 4 Alluka KAY/O 1.17 1.02 1.33 227 20 19 17 bes Omen 1.15 0.85 1.46 193 14 19 17 capriciouS Breach 1.03 0.99 1.08 189 17 18 12 nabbsky Fade 0.96 0.79 1.13 164 16 18 10
Detailed Ascent Statistics
How ratings are calculated
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2023.06.07 16:59 sliced_lime Minecraft Java Edition 1.20 - the Trails & Tales Update Has Been Released!

What, is there something special happening today? Hold on, let me grab my calendar book from my chiseled bookshelf.
Oh, it's time for Trails & Tales! How could I forget? Time to equip your new brush and ride your camel off to new adventures!
This update can also be found on minecraft.net.

New Features

Archaeology

Decorated Pots

Sniffer

Sniffer Egg

Torchflowers

Pitcher Plant

Camel

Smithing

Netherite Equipment

Armor Trims

Cherry Groves

Bamboo Wood Set

Chiseled Bookshelf

Hanging Signs

Signs

The following changes have been made for both Signs and Hanging Signs. - Sign text can now be edited after being placed in the world - This can be done by interacting with the Sign - Signs with non-text chat components can not be edited - Both sides of the Sign can now have separate text and colors, allowing for further customization options - By default, a Sign will prompt you to input the front side's text when placed - To apply text to the back-side, you must walk to the other side and interact with that face to edit it - Signs can now also be waxed with Honeycomb, preventing any further edits to its text - Opening the sign edit screen in singleplayer no longer pauses the game

Calibrated Sculk Sensors

Vibration Resonance

Playable Mob Sounds

Piglin Mob Head

New Music

Windows Aarch64/ARM64 support

Advancements

New Husbandry Advancements

New Adventure Advancements

Changes

Sculk Changes

Sculk Sensor Phases

Vibration Frequencies

In preparation for the Calibrated Sculk Sensor, vibration frequencies have been greatly simplified to prevent unwanted interference. The following are category descriptions for each frequency and the expected events that they correspond to:
  1. Movement in any medium (land, water and air)
  2. Landing on any surface (land or water)
  3. Item interactions
  4. Gliding with an elytra or unique mob actions (Ravager roar, Wolf shaking, etc)
  5. Dismounting a mob or equipping gear
  6. Mounting a mob or interacting with a mob
  7. Mobs and players getting damaged
  8. Consuming items (drinking and eating)
  9. Blocks 'deactivating' (door close, chest close, button unpress, etc)
  10. Blocks 'activating' (door open, chest open, button press, etc)
  11. Blocks changing (cauldron water level rising, adding food to campfire, etc.)
  12. Blocks being destroyed
  13. Blocks being placed
  14. Mobs and players teleporting or spawning
  15. Mobs and players dying or an explosion

Step Sounds

Advancements

Technical Changes

Light Engine

The light engine is responsible for calculating the brightness of each block in the world. Light is calculated during world generation as well as updated when a block is changed in the world. Behavior of the light engine has not been changed.

Commands

return

The return command can be used to control execution flow inside functions and change their return value. Effects:
Syntax:
return
Parameters:
  • value: An integer return value

data

  • string data sources now accept negative boundaries, which are interpreted as index counted from the end of the string

Display Entity

Interpolation Changes

  • Previous values are always discarded if interpolation_duration is 0
  • Made sure that render properties are applied at the same time (so block_state is applied at the same time as transformation, i.e. at the next tick after receiving an update)
  • Display entities are not rendered until their initial data is received. That means display entities might not be shown on the first tick.
  • Note: due to how the game handles updates, changes to entities made after summoning might be delivered to clients within a later tick

Rendering Changes

  • item_display items have been rotated 180 degrees around the Y axis to better match the transformation that is applied when rendering items on an Armor Stand head and in Item Frames
    • For reference, the order of transformations applied to model (starting from innermost) is item_transform, rotate Y 180, transformation field, entity orientation (billboard option + Rotation field + Pos field)

Structure post-processors

Capped post-processor

  • A capped post-processor has been added which can limit how many blocks a delegated post-processor randomly transform in a structure
  • This can be used to configure a structure piece to have an exact amount of specific blocks, instead of using random distribution
  • The capped post-processor has following required parameters:
    • delegate A post-processor which performs the actual block transformation
    • limit Maximum amount of blocks that the delegated post-processor can transform
    • The blocks inside a structure are all randomly passed to the delegated post-processor until it has transformed the limited amount
    • Either constant or random number generator sampled during post-processing

Rule post-processor block entity configuration

  • Previously a rule could specify an optional fixed output_nbt which would be added to the processed output block entity
  • This field has now been changed to reference a block_entity_modifier
  • Existing block_entity_modifier's are:
    • passthrough Retains existing fields on the block entity
    • This is the default if no block_entity_modifier is specified
    • append_static Similar to previous output_nbt this provides fixed fields to add to the block entity
    • A minor change is that this modifier appends configured fields to the processed block instead of replacing existing fields
    • clear Removes any existing fields on the block entity
    • append_loot Appends a loot table and seed to the block entity through required parameter:
    • loot_table Referenced loot table to add to block entity as LootTable field
    • Field LootTableSeed is also added to the block entity using random seeded by block position

Loot Tables

Random Sequences

The game now uses named random sequences to deterministically produce loot for loot tables. Each random sequence produces a unique sequence based on the world seed and sequence ID, which means a loot table will produce the same results when ran with the same parameters in the same world.
The ID of the random sequence to use for a loot table is specified in a new optional field called random_sequence. If no sequence name is given, loot is drawn using a non-deterministic random source.

reference

New function reference allows functions to call sub-functions (similar to reference condition).
Fields: - name - location of function to call

any_of/all_of

  • Loot condition alternative has been renamed to any_of
  • Added new loot condition all_of that passes only when all sub-conditions pass
    • Has the same syntax as any_of

Advancements

New Triggers

recipe_crafted

  • Triggered when crafting a recipe
  • Conditions:
    • recipe_id - the resource location of the recipe crafted
    • ingredients - an array of predicates for the item stacks used in the recipe
    • A single item stack can only be used to fulfill one predicate
    • Each predicate needs to be fulfilled to trigger the advancement. This allows for separation between recipes that have same identifier but use different ingredients.
    • This field is optional. When not provided, or left empty, only the recipe_id will dictate the success of the trigger

Changed Triggers

  • All fields in placed_block, item_used_on_block and allay_drop_item_on_block have been collapsed into a single location field
  • The new location is similar to the player field - it is a list of loot conditions/predicates
  • All conditions in this list must match for a trigger to run
  • Conditions are evaluated in a new loot context called advancement_location. It has access to:
    • Player as this entity
    • Position of the placed block
    • Block state of the placed/interacted block
    • Held/used item as "tool"
  • Migration guide:
    • Contents of old location field should be migrated to location_check condition
    • Contents of item field should be migrated to match_tool condition
    • Contents of block + state fields should be migrated to block_state_property condition
Example (from make_a_sign_glow advancement):
Before: { "conditions": { "item": { "items": [ "minecraft:glow_ink_sac" ] }, "location": { "block": { "tag": "minecraft:all_signs" } } }, "trigger": "minecraft:item_used_on_block" } After: { "conditions": { "location": [ { "condition": "minecraft:match_tool", "predicate": { "items": [ "minecraft:glow_ink_sac" ] } }, { "condition": "minecraft:location_check", "predicate": { "block": { "tag": "minecraft:all_signs" } } } ] }, "trigger": "minecraft:item_used_on_block" }

Damage Types

  • Players outside the world border are now hurt by the damage type outside_border instead of in_wall
  • Forcibly removing an entity using the /kill command now uses damage type generic_kill instead of out_of_world

Tags

Block Tags

  • Removed replaceable_plants since it was only used as a subset of the blocks for the tag above, and not as universally
  • Added replaceable_by_trees to better express blocks that are replaced when the tree grows through them
  • Added replaceable with all the blocks that can be replaced
    • This tag only represents the internal state of the game, changing this tag does not make blocks replaceable
  • Added sword_efficient to represent blocks that are broken 50% faster by a sword than normal
  • Added maintains_farmland to represent which blocks will not cause farmland to be converted into dirt due to drying out when placed on top of it
  • Added combination_step_sound_blocks that controls which blocks produce a combination of step sounds
  • Added enchantment_power_provider to control which blocks increase the level of an Enchantment Table
  • Added enchantment_power_transmitter to control which blocks are allowed between an Enchantment Table and a Bookshelf (or other Power Transmitter)
  • Added vibration_resonators to control which blocks transmit vibration signals when placed next to Sculk Sensors
  • Added trail_ruins_replaceable for blocks that Trail Ruins can replace when generating
  • Added sniffer_diggable_block to control which blocks Sniffers can dig
  • Added sniffer_egg_hatch_boost to that control on which blocks Sniffer Eggs hatch twice as fast
  • Added ceiling_hanging_signs
  • Added wall_hanging_signs
  • Added all_hanging_signs
  • Added stone_buttons block tag
  • Added cherry_logs block tag
  • Added bamboo_blocks block tag

Item Tags

  • Added villager_plantable_seeds to represent which kind of seeds Villagers can farm
  • Added noteblock_top_instruments to control which blocks can be placed on top of Note Blocks without sneaking
  • Added breaks_decorated_pots to control which tools can break Decorated Pots
  • Added decorated_pot_ingredients
  • Added decorated_pot_sherds
  • Added sniffer_food
  • Added trimmable_armor
  • Added trim_materials
  • Added trim_templates
  • Added stone_buttons item tag
  • Added cherry_logs item tag
  • Added bamboo_blocks item tag

Biome Tags

  • Added has_structure/trail_ruins

Game Events

  • Removed piston_contract game event in favor of block_deactivate
  • Removed piston_extend and dispense_fail game events in favor of block_activate
  • Many game events have new vibration frequencies:
    • 1: step, swim, flap
    • 2: projectile_land, hit_ground, splash
    • 3: item_interact_finish, projectile_shoot, instrument_play
    • 4: entity_roar, entity_shake, elytra_glide
    • 5: entity_dismount, equip
    • 6: entity_mount, entity_interact, shear
    • 7: entity_damage
    • 8: drink, eat
    • 9: container_close, block_close, block_deactivate, block_detach
    • 10: container_open, block_open, block_activate, block_attach, prime_fuse, note_block_play
    • 11: block_change
    • 12: block_destroy, fluid_pickup
    • 13: block_place, fluid_place
    • 14: entity_place, lightning_strike, teleport
    • 15: entity_die, explode

Fonts

New unihex Glyph Provider

  • New glyph provider for reading Unifont HEX files
    • HEX format describes font glyphs using a bitmap
    • The height of every glyph is 16 pixels
    • The width of glyph can be 8, 16, 24 or 32 pixels
    • Every line is made of two hexadecimal numbers separated by :
    • The first value describes a codepoint - it must have 4, 5 or 6 hex digits
    • The second value describes the glyph as a stream of bits, line by line
  • When rendering, empty columns on left and right side of glyphs are removed
    • Custom glyph widths can be set with size_overrides
  • This provider requires two fields:
    • hex_file - path to ZIP archive containing one or more *.hex files (files in archive with different extensions are ignored)
    • size_overrides - list of codepoint ranges that should have width different from auto-detected (based on empty space in glyph). Fields:
    • from, to - start and end of codepoint range (inclusive)
    • left, right - integers describing the position of the left-most and right-most columns of the glyph in range
      • Any bits in columns outside of this range will be discarded

New reference Glyph Provider

  • New glyph provider that can be used to include providers from other fonts
    • Providers are guaranteed to be loaded only once, no matter how many times they are included
  • Provider has one field id, that describes another font to be included in the currently loaded one
    • Inclusion is performed after all fonts are loaded, so it will include all providers for a given font defined in all datapacks

Removed legacy_unicode Glyph Provider

  • The legacy_unicode glyph provider has been removed
  • This functionality has been replaced by the unihex provider

Quick Play

  • Added support for four new command line arguments that allow the game to be launched directly into a world
  • quickPlayPath takes a specified path for logging (relative to the run directory)
    • If a path is provided the following will be logged upon joining a world:
    • type: is either singleplayer, multiplayer, or realms
    • identifier: represents the world you want to join
      • For singleplayer, the folder name of the world
      • For multiplayer, the IP address of the server
      • For realms, the Realms ID
    • port: represents the server port and is only logged for multiplayer
    • name: The name of the world
    • gamemode: The gamemode of the world
    • lastPlayedTime: The time you joined the world
    • Example:
    • --quickPlayPath "quickPlay/log.json" will resolve into .minecraft/quickPlay/log.json
  • quickPlaySingleplayer, quickPlayMultiplayer and quickPlayRealms all take their respective identifier
    • If one of these arguments is provided, the game will try to launch directly into the given world
    • Examples:
    • --quickPlaySingleplayer "New World"
    • --quickPlayMultiplayer "localhost:25565"
    • --quickPlayRealms "1234"

Telemetry

All Events

  • Added new property: launcher_name
    • This is set based on the minecraft.launcher.brand system property
    • This will help us troubleshoot game launch related bugs more effectively, as we will be able to see whether the issue originated in the Minecraft launcher or a third-party program

Updated Required Events

  • world_loaded
    • Added new property: realms_map_content
    • When loading into a Realms Map Content world (Minigame), the world_loaded event will receive the name of that map
    • This is to help us understand how Java Realms players interact with Java Realms adventure or minimap content

New Optional Events

  • advancement_made
    • This event is triggered when a player completes an advancement, and allows us to see the advancement ID and the time when the advancement was completed
    • This helps us as a studio understand player progress and limits, which informs our game design
  • game_load_times
    • This event is triggered when the game client is loaded
    • Includes the time it took for the client to load
    • This is so that we can work on improving and reducing the time it takes to load the game client

server.properties

  • File is now read in UTF-8 initially, with previous encoding (ISO 8859-1/Latin 1) as a fallback
  • File is now written with UTF-8 encoding

Symbolic Link Validation

To improve safety, the game will now detect symbolic links used inside world directory. For a detailed explanation, check our help article.
  • If the target of a symbolic link is not on the user-configured allow-list, the game will not proceed with loading the world
    • Note: the world directory itself can still be linked
  • The list of allowed symbolic link targets is stored in file allowed_symlinks.txt in the client or server top directory
  • The file consists of entries (one per line) with following formats allowed:
    • Lines starting with # are comments and are ignored
    • [type]pattern, where type can be glob, regex or prefix
    • prefix matches start of path with given pattern (so for /test paths /test, /test/ and /test/foo.txt would match)
    • regex matches regular expression against whole path
    • glob uses OS-specific path matching mechanism (for example *.txt would usually match files with txt extension)
    • Note: paths will use OS-specific separators
    • pattern, which uses default prefix type

Fixed bugs in 1.20

Around 250 bugs were fixed in this release. View the list on the issue tracker.
# Get the Release
To install the Release, open up the Minecraft Launcher and click play! Make sure your Launcher is set to the “Latest Release” option.
Cross-platform server jar:
Report bugs here:
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2023.06.07 16:59 sliced_lime Minecraft Java Edition 1.20 - the Trails & Tales Update Has Been Released!

What, is there something special happening today? Hold on, let me grab my calendar book from my chiseled bookshelf.
Oh, it's time for Trails & Tales! How could I forget? Time to equip your new brush and ride your camel off to new adventures!
This update can also be found on minecraft.net.

New Features

Archaeology

Decorated Pots

Sniffer

Sniffer Egg

Torchflowers

Pitcher Plant

Camel

Smithing

Netherite Equipment

Armor Trims

Cherry Groves

Bamboo Wood Set

Chiseled Bookshelf

Hanging Signs

Signs

The following changes have been made for both Signs and Hanging Signs. - Sign text can now be edited after being placed in the world - This can be done by interacting with the Sign - Signs with non-text chat components can not be edited - Both sides of the Sign can now have separate text and colors, allowing for further customization options - By default, a Sign will prompt you to input the front side's text when placed - To apply text to the back-side, you must walk to the other side and interact with that face to edit it - Signs can now also be waxed with Honeycomb, preventing any further edits to its text - Opening the sign edit screen in singleplayer no longer pauses the game

Calibrated Sculk Sensors

Vibration Resonance

Playable Mob Sounds

Piglin Mob Head

New Music

Windows Aarch64/ARM64 support

Advancements

New Husbandry Advancements

New Adventure Advancements

Changes

Sculk Changes

Sculk Sensor Phases

Vibration Frequencies

In preparation for the Calibrated Sculk Sensor, vibration frequencies have been greatly simplified to prevent unwanted interference. The following are category descriptions for each frequency and the expected events that they correspond to:
  1. Movement in any medium (land, water and air)
  2. Landing on any surface (land or water)
  3. Item interactions
  4. Gliding with an elytra or unique mob actions (Ravager roar, Wolf shaking, etc)
  5. Dismounting a mob or equipping gear
  6. Mounting a mob or interacting with a mob
  7. Mobs and players getting damaged
  8. Consuming items (drinking and eating)
  9. Blocks 'deactivating' (door close, chest close, button unpress, etc)
  10. Blocks 'activating' (door open, chest open, button press, etc)
  11. Blocks changing (cauldron water level rising, adding food to campfire, etc.)
  12. Blocks being destroyed
  13. Blocks being placed
  14. Mobs and players teleporting or spawning
  15. Mobs and players dying or an explosion

Step Sounds

Advancements

Technical Changes

Light Engine

The light engine is responsible for calculating the brightness of each block in the world. Light is calculated during world generation as well as updated when a block is changed in the world. Behavior of the light engine has not been changed.

Commands

return

The return command can be used to control execution flow inside functions and change their return value. Effects:
Syntax:
return
Parameters:
  • value: An integer return value

data

  • string data sources now accept negative boundaries, which are interpreted as index counted from the end of the string

Display Entity

Interpolation Changes

  • Previous values are always discarded if interpolation_duration is 0
  • Made sure that render properties are applied at the same time (so block_state is applied at the same time as transformation, i.e. at the next tick after receiving an update)
  • Display entities are not rendered until their initial data is received. That means display entities might not be shown on the first tick.
  • Note: due to how the game handles updates, changes to entities made after summoning might be delivered to clients within a later tick

Rendering Changes

  • item_display items have been rotated 180 degrees around the Y axis to better match the transformation that is applied when rendering items on an Armor Stand head and in Item Frames
    • For reference, the order of transformations applied to model (starting from innermost) is item_transform, rotate Y 180, transformation field, entity orientation (billboard option + Rotation field + Pos field)

Structure post-processors

Capped post-processor

  • A capped post-processor has been added which can limit how many blocks a delegated post-processor randomly transform in a structure
  • This can be used to configure a structure piece to have an exact amount of specific blocks, instead of using random distribution
  • The capped post-processor has following required parameters:
    • delegate A post-processor which performs the actual block transformation
    • limit Maximum amount of blocks that the delegated post-processor can transform
    • The blocks inside a structure are all randomly passed to the delegated post-processor until it has transformed the limited amount
    • Either constant or random number generator sampled during post-processing

Rule post-processor block entity configuration

  • Previously a rule could specify an optional fixed output_nbt which would be added to the processed output block entity
  • This field has now been changed to reference a block_entity_modifier
  • Existing block_entity_modifier's are:
    • passthrough Retains existing fields on the block entity
    • This is the default if no block_entity_modifier is specified
    • append_static Similar to previous output_nbt this provides fixed fields to add to the block entity
    • A minor change is that this modifier appends configured fields to the processed block instead of replacing existing fields
    • clear Removes any existing fields on the block entity
    • append_loot Appends a loot table and seed to the block entity through required parameter:
    • loot_table Referenced loot table to add to block entity as LootTable field
    • Field LootTableSeed is also added to the block entity using random seeded by block position

Loot Tables

Random Sequences

The game now uses named random sequences to deterministically produce loot for loot tables. Each random sequence produces a unique sequence based on the world seed and sequence ID, which means a loot table will produce the same results when ran with the same parameters in the same world.
The ID of the random sequence to use for a loot table is specified in a new optional field called random_sequence. If no sequence name is given, loot is drawn using a non-deterministic random source.

reference

New function reference allows functions to call sub-functions (similar to reference condition).
Fields: - name - location of function to call

any_of/all_of

  • Loot condition alternative has been renamed to any_of
  • Added new loot condition all_of that passes only when all sub-conditions pass
    • Has the same syntax as any_of

Advancements

New Triggers

recipe_crafted

  • Triggered when crafting a recipe
  • Conditions:
    • recipe_id - the resource location of the recipe crafted
    • ingredients - an array of predicates for the item stacks used in the recipe
    • A single item stack can only be used to fulfill one predicate
    • Each predicate needs to be fulfilled to trigger the advancement. This allows for separation between recipes that have same identifier but use different ingredients.
    • This field is optional. When not provided, or left empty, only the recipe_id will dictate the success of the trigger

Changed Triggers

  • All fields in placed_block, item_used_on_block and allay_drop_item_on_block have been collapsed into a single location field
  • The new location is similar to the player field - it is a list of loot conditions/predicates
  • All conditions in this list must match for a trigger to run
  • Conditions are evaluated in a new loot context called advancement_location. It has access to:
    • Player as this entity
    • Position of the placed block
    • Block state of the placed/interacted block
    • Held/used item as "tool"
  • Migration guide:
    • Contents of old location field should be migrated to location_check condition
    • Contents of item field should be migrated to match_tool condition
    • Contents of block + state fields should be migrated to block_state_property condition
Example (from make_a_sign_glow advancement):
Before: { "conditions": { "item": { "items": [ "minecraft:glow_ink_sac" ] }, "location": { "block": { "tag": "minecraft:all_signs" } } }, "trigger": "minecraft:item_used_on_block" } After: { "conditions": { "location": [ { "condition": "minecraft:match_tool", "predicate": { "items": [ "minecraft:glow_ink_sac" ] } }, { "condition": "minecraft:location_check", "predicate": { "block": { "tag": "minecraft:all_signs" } } } ] }, "trigger": "minecraft:item_used_on_block" }

Damage Types

  • Players outside the world border are now hurt by the damage type outside_border instead of in_wall
  • Forcibly removing an entity using the /kill command now uses damage type generic_kill instead of out_of_world

Tags

Block Tags

  • Removed replaceable_plants since it was only used as a subset of the blocks for the tag above, and not as universally
  • Added replaceable_by_trees to better express blocks that are replaced when the tree grows through them
  • Added replaceable with all the blocks that can be replaced
    • This tag only represents the internal state of the game, changing this tag does not make blocks replaceable
  • Added sword_efficient to represent blocks that are broken 50% faster by a sword than normal
  • Added maintains_farmland to represent which blocks will not cause farmland to be converted into dirt due to drying out when placed on top of it
  • Added combination_step_sound_blocks that controls which blocks produce a combination of step sounds
  • Added enchantment_power_provider to control which blocks increase the level of an Enchantment Table
  • Added enchantment_power_transmitter to control which blocks are allowed between an Enchantment Table and a Bookshelf (or other Power Transmitter)
  • Added vibration_resonators to control which blocks transmit vibration signals when placed next to Sculk Sensors
  • Added trail_ruins_replaceable for blocks that Trail Ruins can replace when generating
  • Added sniffer_diggable_block to control which blocks Sniffers can dig
  • Added sniffer_egg_hatch_boost to that control on which blocks Sniffer Eggs hatch twice as fast
  • Added ceiling_hanging_signs
  • Added wall_hanging_signs
  • Added all_hanging_signs
  • Added stone_buttons block tag
  • Added cherry_logs block tag
  • Added bamboo_blocks block tag

Item Tags

  • Added villager_plantable_seeds to represent which kind of seeds Villagers can farm
  • Added noteblock_top_instruments to control which blocks can be placed on top of Note Blocks without sneaking
  • Added breaks_decorated_pots to control which tools can break Decorated Pots
  • Added decorated_pot_ingredients
  • Added decorated_pot_sherds
  • Added sniffer_food
  • Added trimmable_armor
  • Added trim_materials
  • Added trim_templates
  • Added stone_buttons item tag
  • Added cherry_logs item tag
  • Added bamboo_blocks item tag

Biome Tags

  • Added has_structure/trail_ruins

Game Events

  • Removed piston_contract game event in favor of block_deactivate
  • Removed piston_extend and dispense_fail game events in favor of block_activate
  • Many game events have new vibration frequencies:
    • 1: step, swim, flap
    • 2: projectile_land, hit_ground, splash
    • 3: item_interact_finish, projectile_shoot, instrument_play
    • 4: entity_roar, entity_shake, elytra_glide
    • 5: entity_dismount, equip
    • 6: entity_mount, entity_interact, shear
    • 7: entity_damage
    • 8: drink, eat
    • 9: container_close, block_close, block_deactivate, block_detach
    • 10: container_open, block_open, block_activate, block_attach, prime_fuse, note_block_play
    • 11: block_change
    • 12: block_destroy, fluid_pickup
    • 13: block_place, fluid_place
    • 14: entity_place, lightning_strike, teleport
    • 15: entity_die, explode

Fonts

New unihex Glyph Provider

  • New glyph provider for reading Unifont HEX files
    • HEX format describes font glyphs using a bitmap
    • The height of every glyph is 16 pixels
    • The width of glyph can be 8, 16, 24 or 32 pixels
    • Every line is made of two hexadecimal numbers separated by :
    • The first value describes a codepoint - it must have 4, 5 or 6 hex digits
    • The second value describes the glyph as a stream of bits, line by line
  • When rendering, empty columns on left and right side of glyphs are removed
    • Custom glyph widths can be set with size_overrides
  • This provider requires two fields:
    • hex_file - path to ZIP archive containing one or more *.hex files (files in archive with different extensions are ignored)
    • size_overrides - list of codepoint ranges that should have width different from auto-detected (based on empty space in glyph). Fields:
    • from, to - start and end of codepoint range (inclusive)
    • left, right - integers describing the position of the left-most and right-most columns of the glyph in range
      • Any bits in columns outside of this range will be discarded

New reference Glyph Provider

  • New glyph provider that can be used to include providers from other fonts
    • Providers are guaranteed to be loaded only once, no matter how many times they are included
  • Provider has one field id, that describes another font to be included in the currently loaded one
    • Inclusion is performed after all fonts are loaded, so it will include all providers for a given font defined in all datapacks

Removed legacy_unicode Glyph Provider

  • The legacy_unicode glyph provider has been removed
  • This functionality has been replaced by the unihex provider

Quick Play

  • Added support for four new command line arguments that allow the game to be launched directly into a world
  • quickPlayPath takes a specified path for logging (relative to the run directory)
    • If a path is provided the following will be logged upon joining a world:
    • type: is either singleplayer, multiplayer, or realms
    • identifier: represents the world you want to join
      • For singleplayer, the folder name of the world
      • For multiplayer, the IP address of the server
      • For realms, the Realms ID
    • port: represents the server port and is only logged for multiplayer
    • name: The name of the world
    • gamemode: The gamemode of the world
    • lastPlayedTime: The time you joined the world
    • Example:
    • --quickPlayPath "quickPlay/log.json" will resolve into .minecraft/quickPlay/log.json
  • quickPlaySingleplayer, quickPlayMultiplayer and quickPlayRealms all take their respective identifier
    • If one of these arguments is provided, the game will try to launch directly into the given world
    • Examples:
    • --quickPlaySingleplayer "New World"
    • --quickPlayMultiplayer "localhost:25565"
    • --quickPlayRealms "1234"

Telemetry

All Events

  • Added new property: launcher_name
    • This is set based on the minecraft.launcher.brand system property
    • This will help us troubleshoot game launch related bugs more effectively, as we will be able to see whether the issue originated in the Minecraft launcher or a third-party program

Updated Required Events

  • world_loaded
    • Added new property: realms_map_content
    • When loading into a Realms Map Content world (Minigame), the world_loaded event will receive the name of that map
    • This is to help us understand how Java Realms players interact with Java Realms adventure or minimap content

New Optional Events

  • advancement_made
    • This event is triggered when a player completes an advancement, and allows us to see the advancement ID and the time when the advancement was completed
    • This helps us as a studio understand player progress and limits, which informs our game design
  • game_load_times
    • This event is triggered when the game client is loaded
    • Includes the time it took for the client to load
    • This is so that we can work on improving and reducing the time it takes to load the game client

server.properties

  • File is now read in UTF-8 initially, with previous encoding (ISO 8859-1/Latin 1) as a fallback
  • File is now written with UTF-8 encoding

Symbolic Link Validation

To improve safety, the game will now detect symbolic links used inside world directory. For a detailed explanation, check our help article.
  • If the target of a symbolic link is not on the user-configured allow-list, the game will not proceed with loading the world
    • Note: the world directory itself can still be linked
  • The list of allowed symbolic link targets is stored in file allowed_symlinks.txt in the client or server top directory
  • The file consists of entries (one per line) with following formats allowed:
    • Lines starting with # are comments and are ignored
    • [type]pattern, where type can be glob, regex or prefix
    • prefix matches start of path with given pattern (so for /test paths /test, /test/ and /test/foo.txt would match)
    • regex matches regular expression against whole path
    • glob uses OS-specific path matching mechanism (for example *.txt would usually match files with txt extension)
    • Note: paths will use OS-specific separators
    • pattern, which uses default prefix type

Fixed bugs in 1.20

Around 250 bugs were fixed in this release. View the list on the issue tracker.
# Get the Release
To install the Release, open up the Minecraft Launcher and click play! Make sure your Launcher is set to the “Latest Release” option.
Cross-platform server jar:
Report bugs here:
Want to give feedback?
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2023.06.07 15:13 No_Mushroom5216 Not as stupid as watching the non-vaxxed FB posts go from Prayers => Obituary => GoFundMe

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2023.06.07 15:10 Unicornloverkitty Is he not that into me? Or…

In December 2022, I finally met this guy that I had originally connected with via bumble back in 2019. I joined dating apps in 2019 after getting out of a long relationship he was one of my first connections that I made on there. We messaged on the app, we exchanged phone numbers and we text for a bit, but we never met. Conversation would pick up and drop often.
Fast forward to November 2022, I started randomly posting on my ‎WhatsApp story and he responded to one of my stories saying “that’s a face I haven’t seen in a while”, and the conversation picked up. We started texting again, but this time we were texting every day and having deep conversations. We would also play truth or dare and one day he said I dare you to meet me right now and give me a kiss. We ended up meeting for the first time on Christmas day of last year.
We had an instant physical connection and attraction to each other. It was not a date, we met at a parking lot. I sat in his car and we talked for a bit, and we shared our first kiss. I have never felt more connected to someone in my life. And it seemed that he shared the same sentiment. Or maybe he was just horny. We talked about going on our first date and what we would do. I asked him more about the type of work that he does, and he said he wanted to save the conversation for the dinner table etc. We had trouble letting go of each other that night. His hugs and kisses gave me chills. From the moment I met him, I knew that I was going to fall in love with him.
Following us meeting, I waited for the confirmation of this supposed date. We were still texting every single day. Still talking about how lovely it was when we met and riding off of the high. Then he informed me that someone passed away in his family. I did see a picture of the obituary posted on his WhatsApp. We started texting less as he was going through the loss with his family. We would still text here and there, but it wasn’t the same. I assumed he was grieving. After a few weeks, conversation picked up again, and we were talking about his shoulder being injured and going to the doctor to know whether or not he was going to need surgery. Sure enough, he went to the doctor and they told him that he was going to need surgery on his shoulder. He plays soccer. Along with other sports. We talked about how he would prepare for surgery, and how long he would be on bed rest he would send me update pictures. Etc.
I imagined that following his recovery from surgery, he would make plans for us to get together again. That did not happen. We would continue to text every single day throughout the day during the night, but no conversation of ever getting together. We would flirt, send pictures, no nudes, just regular selfies and stuff. Then he told me he went to the doctor to get a physical, and he told me that he had to poop in a box. (This is an alternative way to assess colon health.) So we were making jokes about that and I would ask him. Did you poop in your box yet? And I told him that I’m going to keep asking until he does it. Then he told me he did it and sent it in and within a couple of days he did tell me that the doctors want to run more test. He was super bummed about that and honestly, so was I. I literally cried. I let him know that I was there for him and we would talk here and there I checked in to see how he was doing, but the conversation was shorter during this time.
After a couple of weeks of less conversation, I decided to block him in April. He ended up reaching out to me in early May via ‎WhatsApp, and letting me know that he tried contacting me a couple of times, but the messages didn’t go through and he figured that I had blocked him. Honestly, I was so happy to hear from him. I did confirm that I had indeed blocked him. I also informed him that I blocked him because I thought that he was not as interested in me as I was in him and I wanted to remove the temptation for me to continue contacting him. He’s stressed that that was not the case and that he has just had a lot going on as I know with the loss of his family and his health. But was still interested. I said I was still interested and I said if that’s the case I can unblock you and we can pick up where we left off. I did just that. I was in Europe at the time. I just got back mid May. After two weeks of me, being back, still no conversation about a date. He is part of a soccer league and they finally had their last tournament the other day and he said, when are we gonna celebrate and I said whenever you’re ready.
Fast forward to to last week, we scheduled a date for this Monday. The date was scheduled on Monday because he was in Canada this weekend and on the lake on Sunday. Monday rolls around and he sends me a selfie of him with his shirt off and showing me how sunburned he is. As a result of the sunburn, he asked if we can push the date to Wednesday (today). we still continue to text every single day day and night. This morning, he text me picking up the conversation from last night. And 30 minutes after that, he text me and says that his uncle passed away and he won’t be texting much today.
I feel like a bitch for questioning all of the things that have come up in his life. I truly don’t understand how much time can lapse, and there would be no effort to actually connect or hang out in person. I believe he is an honest person, and I do believe the things that he is going through are real and true. However, I find it hard to believe that despite all of the things he has going on there is not any time to meet me. I feel selfish for thinking that way. What’s your take?
TLDR; I met a guy on Christmas of 2022 after three years of knowing of each other. We have never had our first date, and something always seems to come up when we are going to.
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2023.06.07 13:56 Small-Bet9403 Royal Conundrum (Prototype chapter 1)

(welcome to those who have seen my last two posts this will be a surprise as i said i prefer to inspire rather then write so with out further ado i give you the prototype chapter one of royal conundrum)
9 years post liberation on the shil home world.
the sun was low on the horizon giving way to the first stars of the night as a young shil male walks through a dark street where signs glow a mixture of colors his walk becoming more relaxed as he nears a gold and white door with the center brass plaque reading Moon Harp Café.
after waiting but mere moments he opens the door to a sweet smelling fog and the sound of soft plucking style music and a grinder grinding beans to a fine powder the few patrons more interested in their data slates and cloud machines and drinks the gold seeming to flow like it was pouring of the crescent moon tables through the walls and the floor creating a golden sun in the center of the floor.
As he approached the counter he saw a young human with long arctic snow white hair and skin to match with amethyst eyes behind a machine a sweet yet bitter smell coming from it as the human said Kiaora its nice to see you again how have you been.
It has been a long day trying to keep my affairs in order. he responded
well each day is new cant find treasure in every river any way would you like the usual today? asked the young human.
that would be great. he said as he slid his credit chip across the counter.
no need consider this one on the house you've been one of the first regular's since i opened this café 2 years ago its the least i can do especially when one of my regulars has had a tough day. the human said as they pushed the credit chip back before handing him a number stand. please find a place ill have it ready for you soon. they said
as he sat at the table near the corner of the café he sat there staring at the human after what he heard of humans he was sure they where female but things where not right the jaw line was a little to sharp and they had a flat chest the clothes where not any help a black long sleeve hoodie and black denim boot cut jeans as well as seaming heavy boots with an extra layer around the toe area made of some sort of leather but they seemed to move gracefully over the floor making no sound with each step as the human walked over and placed a cup of his usual hot chocolate with extra marsh mellows a small slice of a red cake with white frosting.
There you go one hot chocolate and a slice of red velvet cake i hope this helps you relax this evening. they said as they took the number from his stand and left to enjoy his food and drink.
while he watch the animation on the wall sized display depicting a mountain range he had never seen before with a blue sky fading through orange and purple to a deep black the moon stark and bright illuminating the mountain range like it was covered in sparkling diamonds as time seemed to fade into a distant memory his watch beeped at him he groaned as he cheeked it a small message saying its time to come home he got up and began for the for door as it opened he saw a small car with his farther glaring at him.
get in your expected at home your mother is to busy to pick you up from your adventures. he said
as the younger male climbed into the car pouting as they began driving home under the star filled night sky the light clouds obscuring the moon from view.
end of chaptor 1
(hope you guys enjoy this is the first time putting any of my books into public view any way have a good day and dont forget each day is new no two are ever the same enjoy them as a final note this is a prototype chapter i intend on asking blue fish so i can continue this story in the ssbv )
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2023.06.07 07:00 KikoKeys [US-CA] [H] Raw Norbauer Data Pad, OEM Topre Sliders, Deskmats, Custom Mini-USB Cable, GMK: Yuri R2, Redacted, Agent 01, Metropolis R2, Various Artisans + M107 Collection [W] PayPal, Local Cash

Timestamp Artisans
Local to 92115
For Sale:
Item Description Price (Inclusive of PayPal fee, exclusive of Shipping fee)
Unfinished/Raw Norbauer Data Pad Unfinished Aluminum Data Pad. Raw SS Backplate. No Norbauer box. Comes with Folio, extra parts, no internals https://imgur.com/a/xV4Om8Q. Will add a free 3dp akira hhkb set $280
1u Standard Black Slider - $0.35/ea
GMK Yuri R2 Base + Cyrillics + Cherry Picker Display set, typed one for a few days at most. Not splitting. Ships in bags $260
GMK Agent 01 Alt Alphas BNIB $65
GMK Redacted Novs + Add-on Ships in bags $60
GMK Metropolis R2 Novelties BNIB $40
GMK Metropolis 2.25u Enter RAMA BNIB $50
Rubrehose Deskmats 1x Auth card v2, 1x Beige $35 ea
Aesthetic Deskmat View colorway $20
Mizu Koi Deskmat Like new $50
Cablemod Mini-USB Coiled Aviator Cable Black/white colorway, 3 ft host side $40
Various Artisans - If it's listed, it's available!:
Maker + Sculpt Colorway Price (Inclusive of PayPal fee, exclusive of Shipping fee)
Bogan Blindbag V1 Slagbag $90
Archetype Akkrabba Marduk $85
Keyforge Shishi Black, Blue, Red (exact CWs not 100% on) $55
Keyforge Shishi v2 Diet (2x) $55
Lividity Observer Julius $35
SodieCaps Crescent Cap v2 Ashes of Ariandel $35
404artisans INKM Pennywise $20
Melonkeys Suika Laser $50
Melonkeys Sumo Laser $50
Archetype Logo Retrowave Purple $15
Hungry Hustlas Conchas Tri-color $20
Alpha Keycaps Salvador Hollow $50
Monsteracaps Masai Dreamy $30
Archetype Jinx Seer $60
GSK Bara Pilgrim $40
M107 - Only what's listed below is available:
All come with box/card/sticker $60/each HF/Mizu avail: $100/ea
Aquaman Robin Puddin
Harley Pat Camping
Red Ryan Superman Spiderman
Iron Man Captain America Flash
Cyborg Green Ryan Ben
Carol Nick Wonder Woman (2x avail)
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Shipping turnaround time is usually next business day upon receipt of payment barring delays from couriers/work. Will only ship to address on PayPal. Please be sure it's correct!
Willing to ship international. Buyer responsible for any conversion & import/VAT fees. Items will be declared at full value for international sales. Feel free to send a PM if you have any questions/want more info or pictures. Be sure to check my most recent post for up-to-date availability on items!
Thank you for your interest
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2023.06.07 06:30 LoneWolfInCyberia Homer Plessy, a 30 year old Creole shoemaker of mixed color is arrested in 1892 for refusing to vacate his seat in a Whites only 1st class train car on the Louisiana railroad, claiming he was almost 80% white, and had a valid ticket.

Homer Plessy, a 30 year old Creole shoemaker of mixed color is arrested in 1892 for refusing to vacate his seat in a Whites only 1st class train car on the Louisiana railroad, claiming he was almost 80% white, and had a valid ticket.
He was arrested and bought to court the next day, in what was the Plessy vs Ferguson trial. However the Louisiana State Court ruled that as per existing laws, Plessy was a violator. And Louisana had every right to set the rules concerning it's railroad business.
https://preview.redd.it/rxdrz3r1xi4b1.png?width=360&format=png&auto=webp&s=7a531a1215bb9b8605905472e750736f494c3c05
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2023.06.07 04:07 OLEADA_OFFICIAL Handbag Prototype Feedback: OLEADA Crescent Bag in Camel

Handbag Prototype Feedback: OLEADA Crescent Bag in Camel
Hi all, we're a bag brand looking to get feedback on a bag we've been designing for the past 6 months. This post is NOT promotional, as the bag is not being sold on any of our current platforms. We want this community to engage with this post, and give your honest opinions as handbag lovers!
Temporarily, the model is called the "Crescent" for its half-moon based shape. The bag has adjustable side straps to make it a hand-held, over the shoulder, or cross-body bag. Made from our brand's "re-plate" leather, aka genuine Italian leather recycled from byproducts of the food industry, the bag has a soft and lightweight feel to it. It's also water-resistant, scratch-resistant, and can fit an iPad mini or Kindle easily.
Any feedback is welcome.
https://preview.redd.it/m8r9dyth7i4b1.jpg?width=1170&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6c21995dc50cf9d4f5f615d7d016329a0e933061
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2023.06.07 01:52 motherofcorgss Update: Woke up to a note in my mailbox today

Please see my previous post for the whole story, but tl;dr my estranged dad left me a note in my mailbox that my estranged mom died.
I never contacted my Uncle (NMom’s brother) as the note instructed. A few days later he showed up AT MY HOUSE. I was caught off guard and didn’t answer the door. I figured my silence would’ve sent the message that I wanted no parts of this. When he left, there was another note to tell me to call the funeral home for her arrangements. I called the funeral home directly and was informed that they needed me to sign off on her cremation forms. Medicaid covered her cremation, but her family also wanted a viewing and a service (which is what they needed my permission to do and also pay for).
I wouldn’t have been contacted otherwise. Shitty, but not surprising.
The funeral home was wonderful to me and said that her family “isn’t entitled to anything” and they are not “the decision makers” I am. I said no to the funeral and everything else and they informed her family for me. They called me when her ashes came in and I picked them up. If anyone thinks I’m being petty here, yes I am. The audacity to not just leave me alone. When my younger brother died, my Nmom and her family went to the funeral home and made all the arrangements without consulting my dad and I- but had them send my dad the bill. Spelled my son’s name wrong in the obituary too. None of them including Nmom paid a dime, my dad and I did. So this was my payback.
I’ll be sending her ashes to my estranged Aunt in another state. What I was told from her son (also doesn’t talk to anyone like I do) was that none of my NMom’s brothers even called her to inform her that she had died. Hence cementing my suspicions they only contacted me to do something for them. My aunt will get her ashes and if the rest of her shitty family wants to see them or ask for some they’ll have to call their sister and probably explain themselves. From what I hear she’s really pissed. Whatever, it’s off my plate now and not my problem.
I found out where she lived and contacted her landlord to ask if anyone has been in touch to clean out her apartment. He said that my uncles have been but he needed my permission. My uncles haven’t contacted me any further because I’m assuming they’re pissed off I shit all over their funeral plans and we’re trying to figure out a way around this without informing me. I did give the landlord permission for them to clean out her space. They’re greedy but what they don’t realize is that my mother didn’t have anything of value, she sold anything for drugs years ago. They can do the legwork and pick the scraps and fight amongst each other. I don’t want anything of hers anyway. I am listed on her death certificate and I’ll be closing her bank accounts tomorrow. There’s probably very little if anything in there anyway, but they won’t get to have it. I’ll be using it for the shipping fee for her ashes.
I’m doing okay though.
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2023.06.07 01:43 onewatt The Coming Revolution in Gospel Study - or "how nerds read scriptures"

The Coming Revolution in Gospel Study - or
My hype for AI-related tools combined with gospel study is very high right now.

AI Interpretation of hype levels in the church when we get semantic search!
Beep boop beep.
Despite the vast amounts of hype-vomit related to "AI" in recent months, a lot of which is unwarranted, there are some really exciting possibilities out there in technology land. I've gone back to AI and AI-adjacent tools to solve a few problems related to study and research in the gospel setting. What I found is surprising and thrilling. In fact, it sucked me in HARD the past few weeks.
I'm so excited about what is possible I want to write a super long post about it! Here is my report.
Young people will be powerful speakers with AI help! Also apparently ice cream will appear at the pulpit!

Writing a talk.

I was asked to speak in church recently and, on a whim, decided to "talk" with ChatGPT for part of that process. I asked it for advice on a certain subject, tried outlining, etc. The results were very boilerplate and uninspiring. I would say this could be a good tool to get started, brainstorming ideas, creating a first outline, or distilling points from a talk. I imagine youth speakers could get a lot of mileage out of using it! :)
Use cases for talk writing:
  • Brainstorm: Paste the text of your assigned conference talk and tell ChatGPT to distill it down to its main principles or points. See if any of those resonate with stories from your life.
  • Outline: explain you are giving a talk on your given subject and ask it to provide an outline for a X minute talk. You can then use that as a starting point, cutting and replacing sections you don't like.
  • Expand ideas: Try asking the program to expand a concept. For example: "How could I explain Christ's Healing Power in a talk? Are there scriptures that I could cite which relate?" If you do this in a conversation where you have already made it clear this is for a talk in the LDS church, the program will know to include our unique doctrines and scriptures in its response.
What it can't do: Write a joke.

According to AI, this is what \"Latter-day Saint News Reporter\" looks like. Nice.

Eliminate clickbait from Latter-day Saint News? Check.

What is it?
For many years I have been aware of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Latter-day Saint focused blogs, news sites, online magazines, etc. The problem, of course, is that ain't nobody got time for that.
I've tried a few different solutions to this, relying on google alerts to find me relevant articles, but it often gets overwhelmed when something hits the news, or by false positives like obituaries, church building construction announcements in regional news outlets, or even ads. I tweaked and tweaked and finally gave up on that, resorting to just a simple feed aggregator.
The downsides of a feed aggregator are that A) many sites nowadays don't have feeds, and B) It can still be way way way too much since you still have clickbait titles, unclear titles, and, well, a decades-old technology that isn't really approachable.
So I tried an experiment. Could ChatGPT read the article for me and let me know if it's something I actually care about?
The AI News Flow:
  • A website posts an article.
  • New articles are sent to ChatGPT with the instructions to summarize the article in the style of a news roundup email. That summary is saved in a google sheet.
  • Once per day, all the new rows of the google sheet are put together as a single "post" and sent to Chat GPT with instructions to:
    • Read the post and generate a fun, social-media style title based on the content.
    • Read the post and generate a welcome paragraph or two based on the content.
  • The daily roundup post is emailed to me with the title as the subject, and the body as the welcome plus the list of summaries.
This works pretty ok. It could work great if I was willing to pay for ChatGPT4 to do the work but that would cost me about 20 dollars per month instead of a buck or two in processing time. By using ChatGPT 3.5 it costs me next to nothing, but it often forgets to return the link to the original post or to format properly. I'm not too fussed about that. You can see the results of this experiment in /mormonism where I have MoroniBot post the results daily.
I really like this because I can skim the email or the post in /mormonism once per day and get a pretty good idea of what's available to read without dealing with clickbaity headlines. I'd love your feedback.
What would be neat:
If I were feeling bold I would work on a system where ChatGPT actually ranks each article based on relevance and other factors. That ranking could then be used to eliminate false-positives, repetitive content, etc. and allow me to go back to using Google Alerts which would make the feed more news-like instead of just blog focused. The downside, of course, is that this would cost a lot (maybe an extra 20 - 30 bucks per month?) since GPT4 is really the best for this kind of qualitative task.
Second, while I can gather videos from youtube, if they don't include a lot of details in the video description then there's not much for ChatGPT to go on. It would be cool to send any new videos that hit the feed to Assemblyai or some other transcription tool before GPT analysis. Then even videos with blank descriptions could be included. Same with podcasts. This, of course, would add significantly to the cost for a casual user like me, but it's crazy to think that the possibility is out there!
Tools used:
  • Pipedream - for automation, cron, email, etc. Cost: free
  • Google sheets - to store article summaries. I could also use pipedream for this, but eh. Cost: free
  • OpenAI API - used to connect to ChatGPT. Cost: couple dollars per month based on processing time
  • Reddit API - used to post on reddit. Cost: free
  • FreshRSS - used to gather blog posts. Cost: free
This little experiment shows just how disruptive LLM enhanced algorithms will become in the future. Imagine if Youtube, which already HAS the transcripts for its countless videos, is able to implement GPT-style analysis at scale. It suddenly stops being a case of "here's videos that people LIKE you also watched" but instead "Here are more videos which are like the ones you already enjoy." Ideally this will eliminate those annoying false-positives like when searching for Latter-day Saint related subjects and you also get bombarded with all the anti-mormon content. (The scary truth side of that is: ideology bubbles would only be made stronger. You'd have to actually want to see a different perspective before finding it.)
Speaking of improved searches:

Massive-handed President Nelson cavorts through data using Semantic Search!

Semantic Search

What is it?
Of everything on my list, this excites me the most!!
Underpinning the recent AI developments is a technology called "vectors." This is not new tech. In fact it's decades old. For our purposes, think of it this way: Instead of storing a word in a database, you convert that word into a shape. (That's the vector) Every letter, word, sentence, and paragraph could be turned into a unique shape depending on how your program works.
Why is this useful? Well, computers are bad at comparing words, or making sense of natural language. But they are VERY good at math problems like comparing shapes. See where we're going? So if you use vectors, you might be able to get a computer to identify when words are "pretty close" to other words.
Stick a bunch of words, phrases, and terms that mean "hate" in a vector database and a computer might be able to compare Yelp reviews to that database and figure out which reviewers hated their meals - even if they never used that word - simply because the shape of the review was mathematically similar or "close" to the shape of hate-related terms.
What makes the latest AI so powerful is that they are very very very good at generating vectors based on meaning or "semantics." So, for example, the words "hot dog" and "mustard" will be more similar than "hot dog" and "dog."
But what about in a gospel setting?
If this works right, it will mean much deeper studying and learning for us. Imagine l jump into the gospel library and search for "How can I access physical healing?" and get some great results in conference talks and articles which talk about that exact issue. But if I search "semantically" I might also get things like the gospel topic essay on death, and the one on adversity, since those are closely related semantically to the need for physical healing.
  • A search for "What is the purpose of suffering" will return not just articles about that subject but also topics like:
    • Adversity
    • Council in Heaven
    • Atonement
    • Conscience
    • Heavenly Parents
    • Original Sin
    • Mortality
  • Complex questions in conversation style can still get relevant results
  • Well trained AI can translate your human-style question into a more targeted query if needed
  • Well trained AI can examine all the returned results and summarize them for you
  • Scriptures can be connected not just by footnote, but by meaning
My tests
I tested this out in an app using "streamlit" and a database of general conference talks, scriptures, and other documents. I fed large chunks of the talks to OpenAI which created a vector for each. Then the app uses a user query to search those vectors for similarity. You can try it out here: https://topical-guide.streamlit.app/ It's not well done, and crashes often, (just try again if it happens to you) but I have had a great experience using it.
In the last few weeks I have used this tool to research reddit questions on this subreddit. Inevitably I find resources and insights I hadn't thought of before.
What's crazy is that I have ZERO programming and engineering experience and I was able to make something that I feel gets me some great results. A whole gospel search engine made from scratch by a total amateur in a matter of a couple of days!
I expect that real programmers and engineers will be able to create tools that will let members search through our vast gospel library MUCH more powerfully. Especially in the scriptures, where finding answers can be difficult, and meaning isn't always clear. I look forward to see what people create.
What would be neat:
There are incredible libraries out there that we ought to be searching through. The reality is that we just don't have the time to read the text, categorize it, and find places to include it in the existing gospel library. A semantic search engine fixes all of that!
I added BYU Studies and BYU Devotional texts to my app, but there's so much more. It would not take much to create a database that searches through much more than we currently have in the gospel library, but still be focused on faith. I hope to add more documents, to my test and if you have any ideas of resources that should be in my database let me know. I'd also love to see an app that can return results based on date of the talk, maybe even sorting by weight for "authoritativeness" in some way. There's some very interesting opportunities here.
Tools used:
  • ChatGPT - to tell me how to write python scripts that will do what I want, and to generate vectors. - 20 / month for gpt4
  • Python - you know, for doing things. - free
  • Streamlit - creates an "app" from my hokey code -free
  • Supabase - database for the text and vectors - free

A perfectly average Latter-day Saint volunteer answers questions in chat, circa 1997

Trained AI

What is it
A process called "Fine Tuning" is how you train an AI into acting the way you want. ChatGPT is a large language model that has been fine tuned by having tens of thousands of conversations with real humans who then correct it and give it examples of the "right" way to talk. While this cost millions of dollars, some companies are creating trained AI for as little as 600 dollars by simply letting the big AI do all the training instead of actual humans.
Ideally you will upload a large database of questions and responses to your model, thousands and thousands of examples of how you hope it will behave, the types of answers it should give, the temperament it should have, etc. But creating that database is a big challenge. For example, if I want to create a chat bot for a law firm, I'd have to spend months and months finding and inserting common legal questions and the right kind of non-legal-advice responses that would be appropriate. So these fine-tuned models are still only options for bleeding-edge tech companies.
Right?
The Gospel Angle
For decades, we've been chatting online, human-to-human, about gospel questions, needs and desires. I can think of two massive databases:
  1. The Church Missionary Department, which ran live chats with missionaries for many years
  2. FAIR Latter-day Saints, which has been offering email-based human responses to questions for decades.
I'd be very very interested to see how a Fine Tuned model could be adapted to answer simple questions for websites like FAIRLatterDaySaints.org and ChurchofJesusChrist.org. FAIR in particular could really power up their search function by combining semantic search and a Fine-Tuned model to summarize search results. And the crazy thing is it wouldn't cost a lot. It might be a couple thousand to do the fine-tuning, but the database and the individual queries would be only a few dollars per month.
In essence, we could end up with a search function where the article you find isn't the static subject matter page with additional resources, but a custom response written specifically for your need and presented in the style of the thousands of faithful members who have volunteered their time to help people just like you. It could express sympathy for your unique struggles, and offer encouragement tailored to your perspective.
Perhaps most importantly, it could be trained to offer a gentle prompt in the right direction for many, encouraging users to reach out for help.

Thanks for reading. Let me know your thoughts.
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2023.06.07 00:54 gremio_1903 Dentro do sistema CEI, o índice woke que pressiona as marcas para endossar celebridades como Dylan Mulvaney

Executivos de empresas como Nike, Anheuser-Busch e Kate Spade, cujos endossos de marca transformaram o controverso influenciador trans Dylan Mulvaney na “It girl ” de hoje, não são apenas sinais de virtude.
Eles estão distribuindo acordos lucrativos para o que antes eram considerados celebridades marginais porque precisam - ou correm o risco de falhar em uma pontuação de crédito social importantíssima que pode fazer ou quebrar seus negócios.
Em jogo está a pontuação do Índice de Igualdade Corporativa - ou CEI -, supervisionado pela Human Rights Campaign, o maior grupo de lobby político LGBTQ+ do mundo.
A HRC, que recebeu milhões da Open Society Foundation de George Soros, entre outros, emite boletins para as maiores corporações dos Estados Unidos por meio do CEI: premiando ou subtraindo pontos de quão bem as empresas aderem ao que a HRC chama de “ critérios de classificação ”.
As empresas que atingem o máximo de 100 pontos no total ganham o cobiçado título de “Melhor lugar para trabalhar pela igualdade LGBTQ”. Quinze das 20 maiores empresas classificadas pela Fortune receberam avaliações de 100% no ano passado, de acordo com dados da HRC.
Mais de 840 empresas americanas obtiveram altas pontuações do CEI, de acordo com o último relatório.
O HRC, que foi formado em 1980 e iniciou o CEI em 2002, é liderado pela Kelley Robinson, que foi nomeada presidente em 2022 e trabalhou como organizador político para a campanha presidencial de Barack Obama em 2008.
O HRC lista cinco critérios principais de classificação , cada um com seus próprios subconjuntos longos, para as empresas ganharem – ou perderem – pontos CEI.
Avaliação do índice
O grupo de defesa Human Rights Campaign introduziu o "Índice de Igualdade Corporativa" de 100 pontos para pontuar as empresas em sua "inclusão"
  1. Proteções da força de trabalho (5 pontos possíveis): sem discriminação de emprego por orientação sexual ou autoridade de gênero.
  2. Benefícios inclusivos (50 pontos possíveis): os critérios aqui incluem o fornecimento de cuidados de saúde para casais LGBTQ.
  3. Apoiando uma Cultura Inclusiva (25 pontos possíveis): incluindo "códigos de vestimenta neutros em termos de gênero" e "política de banheiros/instalações trans-inclusivas".
  4. Responsabilidade Social Corporativa (20 pontos possíveis): "Marketing ou publicidade para consumidores LGBTQ", que incluiria o uso do porta-voz transgênero da Nike e Bud Light, Dylan Mulvaney.
  5. Cidadania responsiva (-25): Pontos deduzidos se uma empresa doar dinheiro "para organizações cuja missão principal inclui a defesa contra a igualdade LGBTQ" que não está definida, mas pode incluir grupos cristãos.
As principais categorias são: “Proteção da Força de Trabalho”, “Benefícios Inclusivos”, “Apoio a uma Cultura Inclusiva”, “Responsabilidade Social Corporativa e Cidadania Responsável”.
Uma empresa pode perder pontos do CEI se não atender à demanda da HRC de “integração da interseccionalidade no desenvolvimento profissional, baseado em habilidades ou outro treinamento” ou se não usar um “programa de diversidade de fornecedores com esforço demonstrado para incluir fornecedores LGBTQ+ certificados .”
James Lindsay, um podcaster político que dirige um site chamado New Discourses , disse ao The Post que a campanha de Direitos Humanos administra o ranking CEI “como um esquema de extorsão, como a Máfia.
Também não se aguarda passivamente. A HRC envia representantes às empresas todos os anos, informando-os sobre o tipo de coisa que eles devem tornar visível na empresa. Eles dão a eles uma lista de exigências e, se não cumprirem, há uma ameaça de que você não manterá sua pontuação do CEI.”
O CEI é uma parte menos conhecida do crescente movimento ESG (Ambiental, Social e Governança Corporativa) de “investimento ético” cada vez mais impulsionado pelas três principais empresas de investimento do país. Os fundos ESG investem em empresas que se opõem aos combustíveis fósseis, pressionam pela sindicalização e enfatizam a equidade racial e de gênero acima do mérito na contratação e seleção do conselho.
Como resultado, alguns CEOs americanos estão mais preocupados em agradar BlackRock, Vanguard e State Street Bank – que estão entre os principais acionistas da maioria das empresas americanas de capital aberto (incluindo Nike, Anheuser-Busch e Kate Spade) – do que em irritar conservadores, disseram várias fontes ao The Post.
Esta semana, as novas campanhas publicitárias de Mulvaney com a Bud Light e a Nike irritaram os críticos das estrelas do country Travis Tritt e Kid Rock - que twittou um vídeo de si mesmo filmando casos de Bud Light - para mulheres olímpicas e até mesmo Caitlyn Jenner, que disse da Nike : “É uma pena ver uma empresa americana tão icônica ir tão acordada! … Isto é um ultraje."
Mulvaney, 26, que fez a transição de homem para mulher no início de março de 2021, supostamente ganhou mais de um milhão de dólares com patrocínios, incluindo marcas de moda e beleza que também incluem Ulta Beauty, Haus Labs e CeraVe, bem como Crest e InstaCart.
Ela também ganhou 10 milhões de seguidores no TikTok .
Mas nem Kid Rock nem Mulvaney são quem os principais executivos da América estão tentando impressionar, dizem os especialistas.
“Todos os grandes gestores de fundos, como a BlackRock, adotam essa ortodoxia ESG na forma como pressionam as principais equipes e conselhos de administração corporativa e determinam, em muitos casos, a remuneração e os bônus dos executivos e quem é reeleito ou renomeado para os conselhos.” o empresário Vivek Ramaswamy, candidato à presidência como republicano e autor de “ Woke Inc.: Inside America's Social Justice Scam ”, disse ao The Post. “Eles podem tornar as coisas muito difíceis para você se você não cumprir suas agendas.”
Em 2018, o CEO da BlackRock, Larry Fink, que supervisiona ativos no valor de US$ 8,6 trilhões e foi chamado de “a cara do ESG ”, escreveu uma carta agora infame aos CEOs intitulada “ Um senso de propósito ” que impulsionou um “novo modelo de governança” em linha com os valores ESG.
“A sociedade está exigindo que as empresas, tanto públicas quanto privadas, sirvam a um propósito social”, escreveu Fink. “Para prosperar ao longo do tempo, toda empresa deve não apenas apresentar desempenho financeiro, mas também mostrar como contribui positivamente para a sociedade.”
Fink também deixou claro “que, se uma empresa não se envolver com a comunidade e não tiver um senso de propósito, ela acabará perdendo a licença para operar das principais partes interessadas”.
Em dezembro, a Flórida sacou US$ 2 bilhões em ativos estatais administrados pela BlackRock. “Acho antidemocrático os principais gestores de ativos usarem seu poder para influenciar os resultados sociais”, disse o governador Ron DeSantis na época.
Fink negou que o ESG seja político , mas a equipe principal que gerencia suas operações ESG trabalhou no governo Obama e doou para os senadores Elizabeth Warren e Bernie Sanders.
Em seu primeiro veto, o presidente Joe Biden rejeitou no mês passado um projeto de lei apoiado pelo Partido Republicano que buscava bloquear o investimento ESG - especialmente em fundos de pensão onde, dizem os críticos, os fundos de aposentadoria americanos serão sacrificados por uma agenda radical de esquerda.
Os manifestantes em Paris visaram o escritório da BlackRock nesta semana devido ao papel da empresa na administração e privatização das pensões , que estão no centro das recentes reformas do governo francês na idade de aposentadoria.
Os proponentes do ESG e do CEI dizem que aderir a valores socialmente conscientes ao investir e administrar uma empresa tornará o mundo um lugar melhor. Nem todo mundo concorda.
Derek Kreifels é o cofundador e CEO da State Financial Officers Foundation, um dos vários diretores financeiros que lutam contra ESG em nível nacional .
Ele chama o próprio ESG de “pontuação política altamente subjetiva que se infiltra em todas as esferas da vida, forçando políticas progressistas aos americanos comuns [e] resultando em preços mais altos na bomba e na loja”.
O Índice de Igualdade Corporativa é uma engrenagem sinistra na roda do ESG, disse Kreifels ao The Post.
“O problema com medidas como a CEI e seu irmão mais velho, ESG, é que elas introduzem uma estrutura de incentivos fora dos limites dos negócios, muitas vezes de maneira contraditória ao dever fiduciário”, disse Kreifels. “Se a Anheuser-Busch estava tentando lucrar com o TikTok de Dylan Mulvaney seguindo ou perseguindo classificações CEI mais altas para inclusão, a reação foi significativa e os acionistas a quem a empresa é obrigada sentirão o aperto.”
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2023.06.06 21:51 jonesinjosie My MIL announced our pregnancy in an obituary.

I’m 9 weeks FTM, and we hadn’t told anyone yet. The only reason she knew is because I passed on wine and charcuterie at a family dinner two weeks ago and she guessed. We confirmed her suspicions, but told her under no circumstances should she tell anyone else. At the time, I hadn’t even been to the doctor to confirm.
My husbands aunt passed away not unexpectedly on Saturday, they posted the obituary (that MIL wrote) today and in the section talking about family it says “aunt to XYZ, and soon to be great aunt to the child of husband and jonesinjosie”. I was at work, hadn’t seen the obituary, and had no idea until his family’s group chat and the Facebook post started blowing up with people congratulating us and asking if we’re pregnant. Then (because people were tagging us in the comments on Facebook), all of my family and all of our friends saw it and now they know as well.
I’m just so sad. I had a cute way planned to tell my parents, and instead they found out from a social media post. It’s our first and the first grandchild on both sides, so I was really excited and looking forward to telling people in person and seeing their reactions. I’m also just not comfortable with people finding out this early, I’m terrified that something is going to happen, we haven’t even had our dating ultrasound yet. My husband talked to his mom and told her that really wasn’t okay, and her response was sort of “I didn’t realize it would be a big deal, but there’s nothing we can do now”. I don’t even feel like I can be upset with her because she is grieving the loss of her sister, but I also feel like she took something away from me that I can’t get back. How big of a deal do I make about this?
Update: I can’t possibly reply to all of you lovely people, but thank you for validating my rage 😅 all of your kind words make me feel not so alone. This has definitely been a wake up call to who my MIL actually is.
She is NOT normally like this, she is normally so lovely, which is why I was trying to have a little grace with her. I was able to talk to my husband after he came home from work, and he is just as devastated as I am. He lost his dad when he was really young, so he’s very close to mine and was so excited to tell him. We decided to call her together and explain exactly why what she did was so hurtful. She sobbed the entire phone call and tried to claim that she didn’t know we hadn’t told my parents, which neither of us believe and we told her as much and that even if she really thought that, it was still not her place to announce it. She asked us repeatedly if we could forgive her, to which we gave a resounding no and told her not only can we not forgive her, we can no longer trust her. We basically ended the call by telling her we don’t really want to talk to her right now, and to please not contact us until we reach out.
My husband also sent this text to his family’s group chat, which obviously his mom is in: “Hello all. Thank you so much for all of the love and congratulations. We are expecting, but it is still very early in the pregnancy and this is not how or when we wanted everyone to find out. To be very honest, this is how jonesinjosie’s parents found out, and we are both quite upset about that. We so appreciate and love all of you, but kindly ask that we be given a bit of space for now and at the funeral this weekend, as we are still processing the disappointment of not being able to tell everyone in our own way.”
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2023.06.06 21:50 Falconerelectronics Mina Miller Edison: A Powerful Force

Mina Miller Edison lived an incredibly inspiring life. She thrived in numerous aspects. Especially since she played many roles throughout her impressive lifespan. Highly educated, confident, ambitious and determined represent the characteristics that describe Mina.
She displayed a deep committed to her family. This includes being the loving wife to inventor, entrepreneur and American icon Thomas Edison. She was also a loving and dedicated mother.
In addition, Mina demonstrated a strong passion for her community with the endless organizations that she contributed a tremendous amount of time and energy.
Mina was born into an entrepreneurial family on July 6, 1865. As the Miller family continued to grow, Mina was the seventh of eleven children born to inventor Lewis Miller and Mary Alexander. Her parents had a love for education. Mina attended and graduated from Akron High School in Ohio. After high school, she went on to study at a home and day school in Boston.

Mina’s Father the Inventor and Founder

Mina Miller Edison was born into a family that was used to being in the spotlight. Lewis Miller was a successful inventor. He also became one of the founders of Chautauqua Institution. The Miller family spent summers in their home along Chautauqua Lake. Her families love for Chautauqua was passed down to Mina. Therefore, when she had a family of her own she brought them to her family home at Chautauqua Institition.
Mina’s father and husband both had a passion for inventing. However, what they chose to invent was different from one another. While Thomas concentrated on technology and electronics, Lewis focused on farm equipment. They shared the common goal of making life easier with their inventions.

Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution sets on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State. The Institution was originally called the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly. It was founded in 1874 as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning by industrialist Lewis Miller and Methodist Bishop John Heyl Vincent. Hence, a place where spirituality meets continuing education.
“The original scheme was a Christian educational resort . . . [where] pleasure, science, and all friends of true culture should go side by side with true religion.”

Chautauqua Institution

We call Chautauqua County home which is also the birthplace of the National Historic Landmark, Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua Institution is a 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake that attracts 100,000 visitors each summer who explore spirituality, philosophy, cultural vitality and the arts.
President Theodore Roosevelt once called Chautauqua Institution: “the most American thing in America“.
The mission of Chautauqua Institution (or as locals call it, CHQ):
CHQ is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts.Each summer season celebrates four program areas: The Arts, Religion, Education and Recreation. A summer at Chautauqua is loaded with lectures, concerts, religious services and as well as amazing displays of literary and performing arts. Chautauqua Institution attracts world-class talent that performs ballet, theater, opera, symphony and dance. Click here to check out this season’s exciting events.

The Multiple Achievements of Mina Miller

Marriage to Thomas Edison

When Mina Miller met Thomas Edison, she was promised to her gentleman suitor, George Vincent, the son of Bishop Vincent. Edison learned that Mina would be staying the summer at Chautauqua, he arranged to spend time there to win her and meet her family. Thomas Edison’s hearing was badly compromised by this time from when he was a child so he taught Mina to send and receive Morse code. That summer, he used it to ask her to marry him. He tapped “Will you Marry Me?” on Mina’s hand, and she said “Yes.”
The next step was getting permission from Mina’s Father Lewis, to which Thomas wrote this:
“I trust you will not accuse me of egotism when I say that my life and history and standing are so well known as to call for no statement concerning myself. My reputation is so far made that I recognize I must be judged by it for good or ill. I need only add in conclusion that the step I have taken in asking your daughter to entrust her happiness into my keeping has been the result of mature deliberation, and with the full appreciation of the responsibility and the duty I have undertaken to fulfill. I do not deny that your answer will seriously affect my happiness, and I trust my suit will meet with your approval.”
This letter won the approval of Mr. Miller. The date for the wedding was set for February 24, 1886, hardly more than a year after they met. She was only 20 years old. Oak Place, the Miller home in Akron, was to be the site of the wedding. Father Miller and his Mary Valinda spared no expense in seeing that the nuptials were an occasion to be remembered.

Managing a Home Full of Staff and Children

When Mina and Thomas Edison got married she was much younger then her husband. She became the stepmother to his three children. Still being young herself she was not fully ready for motherhood. However, Mina Miller Edison took charge of the household. Often times Thomas was not around due to his work. This left Mina in charge of hiring the house staff as well as raising the children. Furthermore, she gave herself the title of “home executive”. Mina also held ownership of Glenmont. The home she shared with Thomas. Owning and managing her own home was the first of many successes for Mina.

Children of Her Own

Two years after their marriage Mina and Thomas added to their family with their first child, Madeleine. This started the same pattern of children Thomas had with his first wife. Their daughter was soon followed by two sons, Charles and Theodore.

Madeleine Edison

Madeleine was born on May 31st, 1888, the first child born to Mina. She was born in Glenmont, the Edison Family home in New Jersey. Madeleine married John Eyre Sloane. She married him in the Drawing Room at Glenmont on June 17, 1914. Madeleine and John had four sons, who happened to be Thomas Edison’s only grandchildren from either marriage.
Madeleine briefly ran for Congress in 1938, she sadly lost. During World War II she gave much of her time to blood drives for the New Jersey Red Cross. She also administered the Edison Birthplace in Milan, Ohio after her mother’s death. She died on February 14, 1979.

Charles Edison

Charles Edison was born into the Edison Family at the Glenmont on August 3, 1890. He married Carolyn Hawkins, whom he had met in 1912 then married on March 27, 1918. Finally, he became president of his father’s company, Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated, in 1927. He ran the company until it was sold in 1959.
Charles is the best known because of his second career, in public service. In the mid-1930s he served in the cabinet of President Franklin Roosevelt. First as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, then as Acting Secretary. New Jersey voters elected him as their governor in 1940. He also founded a charitable foundation that now bears his name, the Charles Edison Fund. He died on July 31, 1969

Theodore Miller Edison

Theodore Miller Edison was the last to be born at Glenmont on July 10, 1898. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he earned his physics degree in 1923. He was the only member of the Edison family to graduate from college.
Theodore did work for his father’s company after graduation. After starting as an ordinary lab assistant, he worked his way up to technical director of research and engineering for Thomas A. Edison, Inc. He eventually founded his own company, Calibron Industries, Inc. Also, he built his own smaller laboratory in West Orange. Theodore earned over 80 patents in his career. In 1925 he married Anna Maria Osterhout, a graduate of Vassar. He became an ardent environmentalist. Theodore lived in West Orange with his wife Anna until his death on November 24, 1992.

Mina’s Step-Children

With the marriage between Thomas and Mina, she took on his three children from the first marriage. Marion, twelve years old, Thomas, Jr. ten years old, and William Leslie eight years old. She continued to struggle with her relationship with her stepdaughter. Mina’s stepchildren did not take education as seriously as she did. They believed that Edison’s fame could make their future for them. Finally, due to this belief, Mina’s stepchildren went on to live less acclaimed lives as the other Edison children.

Marion Estelle Edison

Marion was the first born of Thomas Edison’s children. She was born on February 18, 1873, and gained the nickname “Dot” as a child after Morse Code. In 1895 she married Karl Oscar Oeser, a German army lieutenant. They lived in Germany through the First World War. Unfortunately, her marriage ended in divorce in 1921. Finally, she then returned to the United States, where she died on April 16, 1965.

Thomas Alva Edison Jr

Thomas Alva, Junior, was born on January 10, 1876. He had the nickname “Dash” after Morse Code like his sister. He went on to marry stage actress Marie Louise Toohey in 1899. However, the marriage ended within a year. He next married Beatrice Heyzer. Thomas Jr sold the use of his name to advertise “quack” medicines and dubious inventions. His father disapproved of this and eventually asked him to change his name. Thomas Jr. briefly went by the name of Thomas Willard. His efforts at inventing and starting a mushroom farm failed. Finally, he died on August 25, 1935.

William Leslie Edison

William Leslie was born on October 26, 1878. He went to school at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire. Then also attended J.M.Hawkins School on Staten Island. He later studied at the Sheffield scientific school at Yale. William soon married Blanche Travers. William Edison served in the military during the Spanish-American War in 1898. He also served again in the First World War. Like his brother he turned to farm life, breeding chickens. Finally, he died on August 10, 1937.

Chautauqua Institute and Mina’s Influence

Mina’s father’s love for Chautauqua was passed down to his daughter. Mina dedicated herself to many organizations locally. She supported many land and wildlife conservation. Often times Mina would donate her own funds to projects for Chautauqua. Mina became a trustee of the institute. Others involved in Chautauqua held Mina in high regards. Also much like her father, Mina continued her involvement with her beloved Institute until her passing in 1947.
Mina was active in many different organizations and clubs including:

The Thomas Alva Edison Foundation

After Thomas Edison passed away, Mina started The Thomas Alva Edison Foundation in his memory. The foundation combined both Thomas’s and Mina’s passions. Mina’s love for education and Thomas’s love for science. However, later on, the nature of the foundation changed. It was no longer dedicated to advancements in science and education. Finally, it became a foundation aimed at preserving Thomas Edison’s name and accomplishments

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2023.06.06 19:19 Crypto_US_Tax Is Now the Time for Plan Fiduciaries to Think About Bitcoin? Tick Tock – Why It is Helpful to View Bitcoin Halving Cycles Like a Clock

Is Now the Time for Plan Fiduciaries to Think About Bitcoin? Tick Tock – Why It is Helpful to View Bitcoin Halving Cycles Like a Clock

In April 2024, the fourth Bitcoin halving will occur. The halving means that the portion of the block reward that is a fixed number of bitcoin a successful miner receives for their work will be cut in half. Currently, a successful miner receives 6.25 bitcoin for each block it mines plus the amount of transaction fees associated with the block. The fixed number of bitcoin a miner who successfully mines a block will receive after the next halving will be 3.125.
A Bitcoin halving occurs every 210,000 blocks. A block is mined approximately every 10 minutes and the Bitcoin protocol assures the blocks are mined approximately every 10 minutes by adjusting the difficulty of the hash rate every 2,016 blocks. The difficulty adjustment moves the target hash up or down depending on how fast the previous 2,015 blocks were created which is strongly correlated to the hashing power being used over that time period.
One interesting way people have begun viewing the halving cycles is in terms of a clock. A halving occurs approximately every 4 years ((210,000 blocks * 10 minutes)/(365.25 days * 24 hours * 60 minutes) = 3.99 years). Every 52,500 blocks would represent approximately one year of the four-year halving cycle. The next halving is scheduled to occur on April 15, 2024. Viewing the halving cycles as a clock provides myriad interesting insights as the chart below illustrates.
Sorry I can't get the chart to copy into post but it is here at the link - https://cryptoustaxattorneys.com/tick-tock-why-it-is-helpful-to-view-bitcoin-halving-cycles-like-a-clock/
The top of the clock, where a 12 would be on a typical clock, represents the point where the halving occurs. This represents a reset in the halving cycle and the count towards the next 210,000 blocks begins. The orange line on the chart represents the price of bitcoin and each circle represents bitcoin’s price denominated in United States dollars starting at $0.001 and growing by a 10x multiple all the way to $1,000,000 at the outermost circle.
The blue dots on the chart represent the price of bitcoin reaching an all-time high. At Bitcoin’s inception, before a halving even occurred (which could be referenced as the genesis cycle), the price of bitcoin reached an all-time high in each of the first three years of the genesis cycle. However, discounting the genesis cycle appears appropriate as Bitcoin was truly in its infancy and no supply shock had been introduced into the system.
After the first halving, which occurred on November 28, 2012, the price of bitcoin reached an all-time high within the first year of the halving cycle. The price of bitcoin continued to fluctuate until it surpassed its previous all-time high in the second year of the halving cycle. The bottom of the second halving cycle, which is marked by the red dots in each cycle on the chart above, came in the third year of the halving cycle
After the second halving, which occurred on July 9, 2016, the price of bitcoin reached an all-time high at the end of the first year of the new cycle and again in the first half of the second year. The second halving cycle’s all-time high was achieved almost exactly halfway through the second year of the halving cycle. The bottom of the second halving cycle occurred almost exactly halfway through the third year of the halving cycle.
After the third halving, which occurred on May 11, 2020 and is the current halving cycle, the price of bitcoin reached an all-time high in the second half of the first year. The third halving cycle’s all-time high, just like the second halving cycle’s all-time high, was achieved almost exactly halfway through the second year of the halving cycle! And, just like the bottom of the second halving cycle, the bottom of the third halving cycle, at least to date, occurred almost exactly halfway through the third year of the halving cycle.
There is a trend for bitcoin to reach an all-time high within the first 78,750 blocks of a new halving cycle. In fact, it is almost precisely at that point, 78,750 blocks into a new halving cycle, that bitcoin has reached its all-time high for that particular cycle. Similarly, the halving cycle lows of the past two cycles are each roughly 131,250 blocks in to the new halving cycle.
Another interesting insight the chart provides is the line representing the bitcoin price never intersects anywhere in the chart. In other words, the price of bitcoin has never been less at that specific point in the halving cycle compared to the previous halving cycle. The spiral has only grown outward. Will that continue until the final block reward is paid out in 2140? I’m skeptical. However, it would not be a surprise to see this trend continue for several more halving cycles as Bitcoin continues to become intertwined with the world’s economy.
Bitcoin recently entered the fourth year of the current halving cycle. If history is any indicator, this has been a good time to buy bitcoin. Admittedly, Bitcoin has never existed during a recession which could be looming over the world economy. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day volatile swings of the price of bitcoin and the mainstream media’s sensationalized claims that Bitcoin has died (474 times and counting), but viewed through the lens of the halving cycles a pattern may be emerging. A sound strategy may be to allocate a small percentage of one’s portfolio to bitcoin and then forget about it for two halving cycles without following the predictable price fluctuation that occurs over the short-term.
Even if a plan fiduciary is not ready to make bitcoin available to plan participants or place on a pension fund’s balance sheet, it is time for all plan fiduciaries to have a deep understanding of Bitcoin’s fundamental properties. One question that plan fiduciaries should ponder is: If this market cycle is not the right time for plan participants and plans to invest in bitcoin, how many more successful market cycles are needed?
I would highly encourage those who are interested in learning more about the Bitcoin halving cycle phenomenon to watch this insightful, concise presentation by u/therationalroot from the 2023 Bitcoin Conference. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to [contact us](mailto:[email protected]).
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2023.06.06 16:55 beforethenandnow [M4F] The Red Zone of Crescent City.

CRESCENT CITY, CIRCA 2064.
The city was almost unknown at the start of the century. It didn't have the vibe of Seattle's Boeing SeaTac, or the overwhelming might of NorCal's "Silicon Valley." In fact, it wasn't much of a city at all. But, after decades of investment, its become a small but incredibly influential force on the American West Coast.
It was Crescent City's peculiar legal situation which made it so attractive to industry. Due to reforms in the late 2030s, the Government had stewardship over a huge swath of land as "a sovereign territory within Northern California." Ironically, that same wave of reform in NorCal also pushed corporate interests to search for less restrictive jurisdictions.
At any rate, an extremely lucrative deal was hashed out with the governmental leadership: a special economic zone in Crescent City's port, heavily dominated by corporate interests. In exchange, an exorbitant yearly rent payment would be distributed to the city’s council, and corporate forces (they claimed) would help police on the remaining sections of the city’s land. NorCal, happy for the excuse to give the companies their own neoliberal playground, turned a blind eye to the whole affair. Cyberlibertarians flocked to the city for its lax laws on body-modding, drugs, guns, gambling and prostitution. Companies flocked to the city for tax purposes.
In a matter of years, undeveloped coastline became choked with skyscrapers. Illegal squatter communities formed in the barren, native highlands, away from the pressing control of the city. However, Corporate forces still regularly arrive to burn down encampments, and wasteland-dwelling rebels ride through city streets on jeeps or bikes. The city itself is a patchwork of high-rise complexes and immigrant communities, carved into expansive "corporate parks" created by rival factions. Heavyweights like Shuzuoka, Bryer-Stanley, and Nwajiuba can all be found there.
The so called “Red Zone” was a pleasure district, located in the heart of Crescent City’s corporate wonderland. It had sprung up in the late 2050’s, a new development that promised a world of pleasure, hedonism, and stress relief. New buildings, a monorail link to the Metro, it had been the hot, new development. It was the go-to place in town to get fucked up, and get fucked. Bars, body-modding clinics, tattoo parlours, strip clubs, and brothels were the norm, and it had a reputation for the particularly wacky and weird. It was also where I lived and worked.
The establishment I was working in was called Bloom, owned by the elegant and elusive Lady Sapphire, a former sex worker herself, who’s hard work had earned her an empire of debauchery. And she loved it that way. Her marketing has lots of Georgia-O'Keefe-style suggestive flowers, but in neon. Lady Sapphire’s Bloom was one multi-story building. Strip club on the ground floor and basement, the bar, club and discotheque above that, photoshoot and private rooms upstairs, and actual living quarters on the top floor. Bloom is a jack-of-all-trades: stripclub, porn studio, a tight-knit community for the women who work inside it. Everyone gets a vote and everyone decides on pay... but everyone knows Lady Sapphire is really the one in charge.
I worked there as a security guard, meaning I was always on the front line of wacky and weird. Out of everyone in the city, why did Bloom hire me as security? To quote Lady Sapphire: “One, you can take a punch. Two, you're not an asshole. Three... Indy thought you were cute."
I’d gotten the job when I’d gone to the Bloom with a friend after losing a bet. Supposedly it was a "consolation prize." Really, it was just an excuse for him to see some tits. One of the other patrons had gotten rough with one of the working girls, Indy. I didn't even have to think about it: I stood up to him, and when it escalated, I beat the ever-loving crap out of him. Lady Sapphire likes to say I "saved the guards some ammo" that day, and she wasn't kidding: when I had looked up, a guard already had a loaded shotgun in hand. Some of the girls patched me up and just like that, I was hired by Bloom as a bouncer...and more, if I was up for it.
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The Metro ride is packed today: office drones in their starched collars and pants, studiously avoiding eye contact with anyone. Early birds in astonishingly spiky and skimpy party-wear.
The monorail rumbles four stories off the ground. A few tourists gawk at the windows, staring down at the huge, flashing billboards that run down East Avenue. It was intentional, Indy ahd explained one night, excitedly recounting a holovideo she watched on the city's urban planning. The rail lines got laid down first, so the corps could have stuck it right in the middle of the street if they wanted. But they wanted a monorail, just for people to gawk at the view. Increase the ad-value.
I stop at three or four different stations along the way. More partygoers. A homeless man with a long, empty face, trying to shush the yapping Chihuahua in his arms. One of the office drones thinks she's being real stealthy as she gives her coworker an over-the-pants handjob.
I reach my stop and exit into the Red Zone. Partygoers flood out onto the streets. Several of them stop to listen to a Mariachi band playing. The lead singer clearly has some kind of augmentation: he sounds like he's singing three or four notes at the same time, belting out a Spanish ballad.
Bloom is around the corner--four stories tall, plus a basement, with an animation of a huge neon flower opening and closing luxuriously. The smell of spices drifts to me from the kebab stand across the street. I’ve got two hours before peak time, when I’ll properly need to be on the clubfloor. Been working here two or three months, and I know the gig pretty well by now.
The monorail journey seemed to always be different, and yet always the same. Something was always going on, it was never the same faces, but it had become so routine that it all felt like an extension of the same ride. I rubbed my hands as I left the station, my hot breath fogging in the air. How the fuck did these people not freeze to death? Working in this district, I saw more tits, cocks and pussies in a half hour commute that any normal person would see in their life. But then, that’s the nature of the district that I found myself in. This was a place of pleasure; degeneracy, debauchery, and good old fashioned hedonism to its core.
I push past the queue of early birds, knocking at the door and getting greeted in by the previous shift, my thick, knee-length Black coat flowing behind me as I walked. I adjust my armour weave under my shirt, and check the handgun strapped to my thigh. If some fucker tried me, they’d better go for the head. It was warm inside, gentle synthy music drifting in the entrance hall, soft neon lights around. All flowers opening their petals in an almost far-too-obvious suggestive way. I catch a couple of the girls as I head to the lower security office to clock in. They smile flirtatiously, exactly as they always did. I couldn’t fault them or be mad. It WAS their job after all.
Inside the office was Garrett. The oldest, meanest, toughest son of a bitch the district had. You fucked around with Garrett, and you found the fuck out. Normally in an irreversible kind of way. I mean, MAYBE if you could afford cyberware, maybe it would fix it.
Maybe.
“Elias.” He grunts simply. I nod. “Garrett.” I swear the only time I heard this guy say more than one word was when he talked to Lady Sapphire. Then it would be like 5 words. At maximum. I clock in and turn to him. “Am I on cams, doors, or patrol tonight?” I ask. “Patrol.” He says again. I purse my lips. Happy fella, weren’t we?
“Alright. You probably know already but I think the vending machine guy is due tonight. And have you seen Indy? She had a surprise for me, she says.” He raised an eyebrow. “Nope.” He replied. I pat his shoulder and wink. “Helpful as always buddy. See you on the floor.” He slaps my hand away, and I chuckle as I walk out.
Patrol. Right. I start climbing to the second floor. I hear the screams of delight as the doors open downstairs and I roll my eyes. My voice is deep under my breath.
“Let the fun begin.”
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Well, that might be the longest stream of semi-coherent consciousness I’ve managed to get into one post. If you’ve made it this far, well done for getting through it. Hopefully you’re the kind of person I’m looking for, and hopefully the type to get the vibes and themes for what I want to play. Those who get it, get it!
Theme-wise, this is my rendition of the now classic cyberpunk genre. Corporate and liberal wonderland, gritty, drugs, body mods, alcohol, and sex galore. Everything turned up to 11, and maybe some more after that.
As eluded to in the wall of text above (sorry, I get carried away sometimes), I’m playing Elias. Elias is a young-ish guy in his 20’s, hired on the spot by one of the establishments in the pleasure district after an “incident” while he was visiting. He caught the attention of the owner, Lady Sapphire, the guards, and Indy, the girl working there that he aided.
For appearance, he’s a big guy. Standing at 6’3 with a muscular and athletic body, he is definitely a presence in person. He has jet black hair and facial hair, both kept short. Blue eyes, a wonder to look into (or so he claims he’s told). Most often wearing a long black coat and matching trousers and boots, with armour-weave underneath. In short, he looks like a more handsome version of the typical futuristic security guard. He talks shit, takes shit, and gives shit.
And what about you? Well, I’m open to you playing just about anyone that you wish! Will you play as one of Bloom's patrons, a woman with cash to burn, neon hair, and a will to let yourself free? Are you a regular, or here for the first time and guided by reputation? Will you play one of the girl's working there, a woman under my protection? Are you new or established? Have we met, spoken, even hooked up already? Do you like me or not? You could be Indy, the girl I saved the day I was hired. How has our relationship changed? Do you feel like you owe me, or that I owe you? Are you even still working there? Or maybe you want to step into the shoes of Lady Sapphire, the gorgeous empress at the top of it all. Do you want to thank me for a job well done? Offer me promotion as a personal guard? Or do you just like to fuck staff members now and then? I will leave how you look and what your personality is open to interpretation, as I feel it will be best for you to really make the character your own!
Kink-wise, I am quite open. Anything not explicitly listed in my limits below should be able to be worked in, provided you ask me about it. That being said, here are some of my favourites: Domination, cheating, seduction/dirty talk, sexy outfits/lingerie, rough sex, risky sex, creampies, giving and receiving oral, being deepthroated, face fucking, face sitting, making out, spit, impact play, anal, light restraints, and threesomes (FFM).
My limits are as follows: underage, being pegged, anything bathroom related, beast, vore, gore, and lack of detail.
Now, down the more boring admin stuff. This post took quite a lot of effort to write, and so I would really appreciate a creative and detailed response from you, if you are interested. I'm not asking for you to write a novella for a response, or even to match me, but one paragraph just saying you like the idea or "I want to play" just won't cut it for me, I'm afraid. Don't rush a response to grab my attention, as long as this is up, I'm still looking for someone to play with. You're far more likely to catch my attention if you really show me that you're interested! I typically write between 2 and 5 paragraphs in normal messages, and at the very least aim to get at least one response out per day, but I am normally better than that. I am also located in GMT timezone, and while I am open to talking to people from any timezone, please understand that I may not always be around. I try to communicate when I won't be around for a little while. I adore creativity and detail, even if it's weird or out there. In other words, go for it and ask me!
I am looking to roleplay ONLY on REDDIT. Yes, this is a dealbreaker. PMs (Orange Envelopes) are preferred, but chat will work if it's detailed enough. If you've made it this far, 1.) you're VERY appreciated, and 2.) please include your favourite flower in the title of you message so I at least know you reached the bottom. I am really looking forward to writing something with you here!
All the best, and I hope to see you soon!
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