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2023.03.22 22:36 soccerdude588 Pixel 6 rebooting/power button issue.

Earlier today my pixel 6 starting a rebooting loop. It would restart, and then once I plugged in my screen lock, about 30-60 seconds later phone would reboot. Same thing over and over. One point during this, it attempted to send out an emergency SOS, which apparently happens if you have the setting on and press the power button 5 times in a row. Luckily canceled it before it dialed 911 or anything. But it did that a couple times and seemed to keep trying to activate Google assistant. Once it started doing the emergency SOS I turned off the phone and once I turned it back on a few minutes later problem resolved.
I am using the latest version of Android beta from google, but usually there aren't big issues. Just the occasional app compatibility issue.
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2023.03.22 22:30 KhoaFraelich Why is car using so much oil?

Q: I have a 2015 Audi Q5. The oil light goes on indicating it needs a quart of oil. We add the quart, but after approximately 800-1,000 miles, it calls for more oil. This continues and we have had two mechanics and the dealer look at the car, and no one can figure out what the problem is. There is no oil leak in the garage or driveway. The car has approximately 63,000 miles and seems to be running fine. We can’t figure out what the problem is. Any ideas as to what we should do? I am thinking of selling the car in the next few months and would like to get this figured out. — S.B., West Hartford, Conn.

A: All engines use some oil. They need to. But some use more than others. You may not care to hear this, but the industry considers one quart every 1,000 miles acceptable. Go ahead and sell the car without regrets.

Q: I own a 2018 Hyundai Sonata. At around 49,000 miles, upon an oil change, the service center notified me that I had no oil on the dipstick. I bring it to them every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. Just before bringing it back to them, I checked the dipstick. It barely registered. The Hyundai dealership told me that they allow a loss of one quart of oil per 1,000 miles. Do you agree with this? I find this to be terribly wrong guidance on smart engine maintenance. — R.M., Park Forest, Ill.

A: See the item above. This is why there’s a dipstick and why you should check it regularly. I like to check my oil while filling the tank.

Q: In the Tribune recently, a question arose regarding intermittent failure of a fuse in a 2011 Toyota Avalon causing dome lights and other lights to stop operating. I agree totally with changing the fuse to a slow-blow as a test. In my industry, we have experienced the same, but in other devices. Fuses can last a day or months. A common cause is the fuse holder. If the connection between the fuse and holder is not super-tight, the connection can heat excessively causing the fusing element to melt. One manufacturer on my end recommended replacing holders. However, it is easier to replace a fuse holder in an appliance than a car, but that is not my problem (LOL). — P.B., Burbank, Ill.

A: Many appliances still use tube-shaped fuses, the kind with metal caps on either end of a glass cylinder. In the auto industry, blade style fuses rule. These are less prone to losing good contact with the fuse holder, but it could still happen.

Q: I have a 2007 Mini Cooper S with a dim left rear taillight. The brake light works fine as does the turn signal. I changed the bulb with a new one noticing that there was a hint of gray in the old bulb and the new one does the same thing — dimly lit but the other functions are fine. Being a retired cop, I don’t want to be guilty of not having a taillight working but I don’t know where to go from here. By the way, I never gave anybody a ticket for a taillight being dim (LOL). — P.L., New Lenox, Ill.

A: Two LOLs in a row? Joy abounds. A dim taillight is often due to a bad electrical ground. There might be a loose or corroded connection. Your mechanic can chase it down and bring more joy.

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2023.03.22 22:13 RedactedNoneNone MK12: Roster & Story Pitch (all 12 chapters)

MK12: Roster & Story Pitch (all 12 chapters)
art credits:
25 characters same as MK11. Two new characters on top row are Great Kung Lao and King Jerrod. Onaga is the boss of arcade mode. The blue outlines are skins.
The game would take place in Liu Kang's new timeline following his MK11 Aftermath ending. Some characters get altered origins or powers as result. For example, Mileena is Shao Kahn's half-tarkatan daughter with a normal mouth instead of a Kitana clone, Sub-Zero is the wraith instead of Scorpion, etc.. Other changes are described in the story mode you might enjoy or might piss you off. Goro and Sektor could be dlc or npcs; I list them as skins for Kintaro and Cyrax since they appear as fights in the story.
Story Mode
In the beginning, Liu Kang stands before an empty pitch black universe. Suddenly, the horizon sparks with light in an explosion of creation. Liu Kang raises his hand to catch the explosion, and begins to weave reality with the power of Kronika's hourglass. At his side is his great love Kitana. For eons, they attempted to create the perfect timeline. It's an eternal struggle to ensure both the safety of the realms as well as the existence of their loved ones, friends and allies. Liu Kang was on the precipice of perfection before the power of the hourglass was lost to him forever.
In this new timeline, Shinnok's war against creation is waged in Outworld instead of Earthrealm. Shinnok and the Dragon King Onaga destroy each other in an epic battle - a conflict designed by the two lords of time to eliminate both threats. However, their hubris becomes their downfall. The battle of gods causes the power of the hourglass to leave Liu Kang, as if the primordial force inside returned to its true owner. Liu Kang is powerless to stop Kitana from fading to dust, himself only preserved due to Kronika's crown. He is trapped in a fate of his own design.
Once home to conquerors, the wartorn Outworld instead becomes the prey. It is hopeless without an emperor as King Jerrod invades. For the next millennia, Liu Kang can only watch as Edenia merges with Outworld and other realms. Now the time has come for King Jerrod to put the crown jewel in his Edenian empire. He challenges Earthrealm to MORTAL KOMBAT!

1. Great Kung Lao
Mirroring the ending in MK11 Aftermath, Liu Kang appears to Kung Lao at the Wu-Shi Academy. The humble monk is in awe the guardian of Earthrealm is speaking to a mortal like himself. Liu Kang recalls having a similar reaction to meeting Raiden, but now is the time for action. Kung Lao's training begins in earnest (vs. Liu Kang). Years fly by, and the once meager monk becomes an unrivaled warrior, just in time to meet the invaders from Edenia in the monastery's arena. King Jerrod presides over his delegation alongside Queen Sindel and Princess Kitana. The reborn Kitana does not recognize Liu Kang at all, causing him great sadness. The Edenians are ageless, dazzlingly beautiful, and adorned with the gifts of conquest and royalty. Instead of them stepping up to fight, the enslaved warriors of former Outworld come forward. Mortal Kombat begins (vs. Reptile). The tournament is fought in 10 parts. With each victory, Earthrealm is spared another 50 years and the champion's life is extended the same amount. In some rounds, brave Edenians enter kombat but are no match (vs. Jade). Kung Lao fights his greatest challenge yet in the ninth tournament: the hulking Goro (vs. Goro). Over time, the unassuming arena in the mountains is built into a Warrior Shrine to the Great Kung Lao. Kung Lao has lived for over 400 years yet his reverence and gratitude to Liu Kang do not waiver. In contrast, with each century gone by Liu Kang becomes more forlorn. He never forgot the power he once held as he leads his friend into battle and watches Kitana from afar. Liu Kang retires to the Jinsei where he secretly stores the inert hourglass. He is shocked when the glass begins to crack and the sands of time trickle out. The sands mold into the unmistakable form of Shang Tsung. Liu Kang moves to strike him down, but the sorcerer gives no reaction. Shang Tsung says his form is temporary while his soul twists endlessly in the sands - the consequence of a mortal wielding Kronika's power. He was witness to each new creation of Liu Kang's. He knows of a way to free them both from their torment: Shinnok partially succeeded in his plan to steal the One Being's power and end creation. The One Being was sealed in a mortal vessel and the power of the Titans, including Liu Kang's, were stripped away as result. Killing the One Being will give Liu Kang back his time-shaping abilities. All it would take is Shinnok's amulet. Reluctantly, Liu Kang makes a deal with the devil to regain what he lost.

2. Mileena
The Edenians return home enraged after their latest tournament loss. Their strongest warriors cannot combat Earthrealm's champion because they are required in Edenia. The ongoing skirmishes with the freedom fighters of Outworld distract them from completing the unification of the realms. Jerrod and Sindel were witnesses to Shinnok's death war and decided the only way to protect his people from the acts of gods was to rival them in strength. With the realms unified under Edenia, mortals can have a fighting chance. Yet there are some among the conquered who do not share his vision. General Rain comes to court with news on one such nuisance. They tracked down the rebel leader Mileena. Later on, Mileena readies her raiding party. Half-tarkatan by blood, Mileena and her group of monstrous tarkatans sharpen their blades as if preparing for a massacre. However, this mission is valorous one. They fight to free Outworld slaves in the streets of Edenia's capitol. A routine operation if not for the trap laid for her. After her chains are cut, one of the hooded slaves assaults Mileena (vs. D'vorah). Mileena spares her foe and says all enslaved will be freed even the foul Kytinn. Mileena and her allies are ambushed by Rain's squadron (vs. Rain). Next, the assassin Tanya befalls her. Their flirtatious banter is brutally cut short (vs. Tanya). Mileena retreats to her hideout but the deadly Princess Kitana beat her there. She notes how they are remarkably similar despite their different bloodlines and origins (vs. Kitana). After briefly getting the upper hand, Mileena sacrifices herself to save her soldiers. Kitana appears to kill Mileena and announce her death to the other Edenians. News of Mileena's demise reaches the rebellion's main base, where diverse races and species of conquered realms vie for freedom. At the head of this congregation is Shao Kahn, but not Kahn. He resembles the Shao Kahn of Outworld's dark prior history, but in this diverged timeline he is a man of honor respected by all. The loss of his daughter underscores their losing battle. Low on resources and options, Shao debates going out in a blaze of glory. Until an unknown figure steps forward from the crowd. Shang Tsung reveals himself and claims he will teach Shao a way to regain the glory of Outworld and take his revenge.

3. Takeda
In Earthrealm, Liu Kang assembles his allies at his Fire Temple. Despite the changed timeline, the Great Kung Lao's victories allow the existence of Earthrealm's greatest warriors such as the commander of the Special Forces, Cassandra Cage, and the Shirai Ryu head ninja, Takeda Takahashi. Liu Kang congratulates them on 9 tournament victories. He lies, saying their enemies will not stop after losing Mortal Kombat. Like Dark Raiden before him, he urges them that Shinnok's amulet hidden in the Netherrealm is the key to peace, but it will take a war to get it. He will lead a multi-front invasion into hell to retrieve the evil relic. The Great Kung Lao knows something is wrong with his friend. He's never known him to desire war. Liu Kang sends Takeda on a quest to find his former master Hanzo Hasashi. He advises Takeda to start his search at the home of Fujin the Wind God. Sometime later, Takeda arrives at the Air Temple where Fujin tests his mettle before answering any questions (vs. Fujin). Satisfied, Fujin reveals he had a falling out with Liu Kang millenia ago over the fate of the Shirai Ryu clan. Fujin alone knows Hanzo's location and he sends Takeda there. Tracking alone in the dense forest, Takeda finds himself being hunted by the lycanthropic Nightwolf (vs. Nightwolf). Defeating Nightwolf calms his bloodthirst and he reverts from his werewolf form. Nightwolf shares this land is a holy place where people go to contain their darker halves. Takeda will find the Scorpion here. Takeda continues his journey until he reaches a sanctuary resembling the Shirai Ryu Fire Garden. His psychic senses warn of an evil in their midst. He is attacked by Ashrah (vs. Ashrah). Takeda strikes to finish the Netherrealm demon but is deflected by Hanzo Hasashi who criticizes his former student to look beyond what his eyes see (vs . Scorpion). Takeda regrettably senses the humanity in Ashrah but also shockingly the hellfire in his master. Hanzo reveals the true reason he left the Shirai Ryu. It is the sacred duty of the most powerful among them to guard a special object: the severed head of the immortal god Shinnok. The head gradually infects its guardian with demonic corruption. Liu Kang secretly salvaged the undead corpse of Shinnok millennia ago and entrusted it to the fledgling Shirai Ryu under Fujin's guidance. Hanzo says Takeda will replace him one day as the Scorpion. Hanzo leaves the head temporarily in the care of his ally Ashrah. After returning to the Fire Temple, Hanzo's connection with Shinnok shows them the location of their target. Shinnok's amulet is now a medallion worn by Sub-Zero, the lord of the Netherrealm. Hell is frozen over.

4. Noob-Smoke
With the amulet's location confirmed, the combined Special Forces and Shirai Ryu prepare the invasion. Hanzo meets with Liu Kang and says he was working with Ashrah and another agent of the Netherrealm, Kuai Liang. The god claims that cannot be possible since Kuai Liang is dead. Elsewhere, the Lin Kuei ninja Smoke teleports in front of the Special Forces. He calls out their leader (vs. Cassie Cage). The Shirai Ryu save them and Takeda challenges the grey ninja (vs. Takeda). Smoke's strange abilities create chaos among the gathered forces. Liu Kang and Hanzo order Smoke to stand down. Smoke reveals he escaped the Lin Kuei's demise thanks to his friend Kuai Liang after the undead Grandmaster Bi-Han dragged the clan down to hell with him. Kuai Liang died as result but Smoke harbors his ghost, which allows him to produc­­e mist, smoke, and apparitions. The Noob-Smoke duo warn Sub-Zero is a vicious ruler who tortures his followers with disturbing experiments. If a single ninja can send the assembled warriors into chaos, then how will they fare against Sub-Zero's hordes? Liu Kang answers he will be there fighting alongside them. The Netherrealm invasion begins. Liu Kang and the Great Kung Lao divert the demonic army, while the Special Forces and Shirai Ryu form the spear, but the true mission falls to the ninjas Scorpion and Smoke. The ninjas navigate the frozen tundra of hell and split up to infiltrate the Lin Kuei fortress. Smoke is met by his former brother-in-arms Cyrax who was put through the Grandmaster's heinous cyber-demon initative (vs. Cyrax). Smoke is caught offguard by Sektor before he can finish the yellow cyber-demon ninja (vs. Sektor). Smoke forces steam through Sektor's eyes until his leftover flesh melts away, but is captured in Cyrax's net and brought to the wraith Grandmaster. Grandmaster Sub-Zero freezes him in a block of black ice and says he will soon be reunited with his brother.

5. Reptile
Back in Edenia, another war is starting at Liu Kang's hand. The sorcerer Shang Tsung appeals to the rebel leader Shao. He's fought for freedom as long as he's lived but made little progress against the superior Edenians. Shang Tsung shows him a way to change that. He teaches Shao dark magic: the power to absorb souls. Shang Tsung promises it will give him the strength to destroy his enemies. Death accompanies war; what difference does it make if you take the souls of the fallen? Shao reluctantly agrees. With this new power, the small pockets of Outworld rebellion soon grow beyond Edenia's control. Shao turns the tides, and his latest target is the great gladiator colosseum. He frees Edenia's enslaved warriors, including the mighty Goro and the mysterious Reptile. Although he appears animalistic, Reptile is wise and suspicious. He questions the dark gifts of the outlander Shang Tsung (vs. Shang Tsung). Shao steps in to stop the cold-blooded murder and Reptile tells him not to the trust that snake. Shao asks Reptile to join his army but he leaves with his own mission in mind. Reptile heads straight for the heavily guarded Edenian Royal Castle. A suicide mission if not for his power of invisibility. He sneaks by most guards until he is sussed out by the stalwart Jade (vs. Jade). Reptile defeats the green fighter and stalks the castle for his true target. In the Royal Court, Queen Sindel meets with the shokan Kintaro. Some view Kintaro as a traitor for working with the Edenians but he truly seeks peace between their peoples. Reptile cares not for these politics and strikes (vs. Kintaro). Reptile finally corners his prey. The Queen of Edenia fears no assassin, but she knows Reptile is not what he appears to be. Although Liu Kang recovered Shinnok's remains, King Jerrod found the mangled body of Onaga. Unable to recover his original form, he was enslaved as a gladiator for centuries. Sindel taunts him saying he pales in strength to what he once was. She laughs at how the once mighty Dragon King is reduced to a mere reptile (vs. Sindel). What he lost in strength, he gained in cunning. He subdues Sindel and threatens he will soon regain his full power when she shows him the way to the Tomb of the One Being. Or else his claws will next be at her daughter's neck. King Jerrod returns to his ransacked castle and believes the rebels stole the queen. He tells his generals to prepare for all-out war.

6. Scorpion
In the Netherrealm, the war rages on with heavy losses to the Special Forces and Shirai Ryu. The hordes of ninjas, demons, and cyborgs viciously defend their Grandmaster. Hanzo's hellfire is unleashed as he melts the frozen hell around him. He follows the trail left by Smoke until he reaches the halls of the Lin Kuei fortress. He fights then vivisects the cyber-demon Cyrax (vs. Cyrax). The Grandmaster's throne room is adorned with trophies from the Lin Kuei's victories - a long history now tarnished by their descent into hell. The greatest trophy lies around Sub-Zero's neck: the Dragon Medallion with Shinnok's amulet affixed to it. The artifact gives Sub-Zero command over his dead brother's soul and its traitorous host. He commands them to kill Scorpion (vs. Noob-Smoke). Scorpion restrains the duo as Sub-Zero steps off his throne to confront him. He laughs that Hanzo would work under Liu Kang. Like the Shirai Ryu, the Lin Kuei were just tools for the gods to use as they see fit. A mythological mission for the gods caused Bi-Han's demise but his dying soul grasped onto Shinnok's amulet before it could be sent to the other side. He says in the Netherrealm the Lin Kuei are the masters of their own fate (vs. Sub-Zero). Scorpion resists the amulet thanks to Shinnok's corruption within him. He ceremoniously beheads the corrupted Sub-Zero and says a prayer for his soul. The demonic Lin Kuei army collapses without their power source. Smoke and Ashrah remain in the Netherrealm to guide the lost souls and reshape the tortured realm. The Earthrealm forces return home with their prize. The war is over, but the cost is grim. Hanzo brings the amulet to Liu Kang, but he realizes the reality of Bi-Han's words as he surveys the suffering soldiers. He questions the truth behind their mission and what secrets Liu Kang is hiding that are worth all this death. The Great Kung Lao steps up to defends his god (vs. Great Kung Lao). Liu Kang halts their fight and decides to share the truth. He tells of Kronika's stolen power and the hidden hourglass. The amulet will indeed bring peace to Earthrealm. Once the sands of time are restored, conflict will no longer exist. Liu Kang will make sure of that in the new era. Hanzo leaves in disgust and orders the Shirai Ryu to follow him. Takeda remains behind, asking if his parents will be alive in the new era. Commander Cage disavows Liu Kang from the Special Forces and admits humans working with gods was a mistake. The Great Kung Lao is left at a crossroads. He's dedicated his entire existence to the service of Earthrealm. The truth that over 400 years of battle was a destiny forced on him breaks something inside. He denies Liu Kang for the first time in his life and leaves. Ashamed at his actions but determined to finish what he started, Liu Kang portals to Edenia to meet a deadly alliance of former foes. Amulet in hand, Shang Tsung informs Liu Kang they located the Tomb of the One, and it will soon be time to end this reality.

7. Kitana
The civil war in Edenia reaches its climax. The Outworld rebels march on the capitol and Jerrod's court draws up plans to meet them. Yet the warrior princess Kitana is compelled to leave these proceedings and sneaks into the night. At the same hideout she nearly killed the rebel leader Mileena, she instead tends to her. She faked Mileena's death because of visions in her dreams about their veiled connection: a life in Outworld, a twin sister, and lost loved ones. Something inside her knows the war and bloodshed in Edenia is not how things should be. She decides to free Mileena and begs for help to solve the mystery. But Mileena calls her a lunatic (vs. Mileena). Kitana counters if she is insane, then Mileena's father must be as well. Shao is sweeping across the land like a plague devouring the souls of any Edenian who challenges him. Mileena refuses to believe these words about her father. She grew up hearing of his desire for a free Outworld not a bloody massacre. The two princesses team up to discover what caused this twist of fate. Mileena shows her the way to the main rebel base and goes ahead to stop them from killing her on sight. As Kitana waits on the outskirts, she is attacked by Tanya who calls her a traitor to her own father (vs. Tanya). Mileena retrieves Kitana and personally binds Tanya. In the rebel base, they are both shocked to see Earthrealmers plotting against Edenia. Kitana angrily calls them out (vs. Takeda). Kitana shouts Mortal Kombat is a sacred tradition honored by the Elder Gods and Liu Kang's underhanded treachery will be condemned. Liu Kang attempts to make her listen to him but it is a losing argument (vs. Liu Kang). Liu Kang is unable to harm Kitana and the Outworld rebels restrain her. She is another to the long list of Liu Kang's former loved ones who now despise him. He promises her soon everything will be set right. Liu Kang orders Takeda to return Shang Tsung to Earthrealm and wait for him there, then leaves to finish what he started.

8. Sindel
After a long journey through Edenia's jungles, rivers, and valleys, Queen Sindel and her captor Reptile arrive at the Tomb of the One. Reptile's hunger for power makes him ignorant of the mystical traps protecting the Tomb. Sindel seizes the opportunity and breaks free (vs. Reptile). Reptile is imprisoned in one of the traps while Sindel races home to her family using her gift of levitation. She is tracked down in the air by D'vorah who followed her and Reptile using insects. Sindel wonders whose allegiance the Hive Queen fights for now. D'vorah retorts the Kytinn never changed their allegiance to the survival of the fittest (vs. D'vorah). Sindel quickly arrives at the Edenian capitol to find it in near ruin. The Outworld rebels herd captive Edenians like cattle and kill any who resist. She fights a band of shokan led by prince Goro. Sindel says the people of Outworld were offered citizenship. Only those who rebelled and could not conform to peaceful society were made captive. Goro gruffly responds the idea of a peaceful society disgusts him. Edenians will never understand the true warrior spirit of Outworld (vs. Goro). Queen Sindel barrels her way inside the Royal Castle and finds Shao fighting King Jerrod with her daughter Kitana captive to watch. She saves her husband and fends off Shao's assault (vs. Shao). She entangles the rebel leader and stops the fighting with her unique powers. Both sides want to protect their people, so why can't they end this war peacefully. She will soon learn how wrong she is.

9. "Shao Kahn"
A tense standoff occurs within the Edenian Royal Castle. The warriors on both sides grip their weapons, waiting to strike. Kitana and Mileena hurriedly claim the entire war is a plot by Earthrealm. King Jerrod and Shao are both pawns in Liu Kang's game. Being reunited with his queen and princess causes Jerrod to see reason again. He begrudgingly offers Shao a truce and negotiates with the rebels. He promises them a seat at the table, working together to protect their shared realm. Liu Kang's treachery is proof of his fears the gods use mortals as their playthings. Mileena pleads with her father to forsake the dark magic and create the free Outworld of their dreams. However, Shao is too far gone. Like a rabid beast, he lashes out at Jerrod. Sindel uses her magic to blast him back again. She levitates her family and flees through the window. King Jerrod angrily tells her to let him go fight with his people, but Sindel says there is more at risk than only the kingdom. The realm will be destroyed if the Tomb of the One is not secured. Shao laughs and declares the royals cowards, but general Rain steps forward to defend them. He knows his King and Queen would not flee from a fight without just cause. Rain says Outworlders will never understand the pride of a true Edenian (vs. Rain). Shao showcases his crazed brutality as he tears Rain's chest in two with his bare hands. Shao orders the remaining Edenians to be slaughtered. Kintaro roars and lunges at Shao. Shao's madness has gone on long enough and will lead both Edenia and Outworld to ruin (vs. Kintaro). Shao's bloodlust no longer sees any distinction between the two realms. He skins the Edenians' pet tiger, ripping his arms and head off and parading it to his followers. He declares himself Shao Kahn - all will obey or die! The insect spies left by D'vorah tell Shao Kahn where the royals are heading. He marches his army out to the Tomb of the One. Mileena is forced by his side although she can no longer stand the sight of her father. Shao Kahn confronts the royal family for the last time outside the Tomb. Queen Sindel's magic is no longer effective after Edenian souls fed his strength (vs. Sindel). Lastly, King Jerrod honorably duels Shao Kahn to the death (vs. King Jerrod). Shao Kahn materializes his iconic hammer and crushes King Jerrod's skull, then steals his soul. He threatens Sindel to be his queen or join her husband. His ambitions turn to the ultimate power within the Tomb of the One. Overpowering the seals and traps, Shao Kahn triumphantly steps into the Tomb. Despite his boasting, his face is filled with fear when he sees Liu Kang already inside.

10. Ermac
Liu Kang stands over an ornately decorated coffin inside the Tomb of the One. His face is filled with relief his ordeal is almost over. He opens the coffin to reveal a mummified being inside. Shao Kahn bellows out Liu Kang betrayed them and grimly realizes the truth of King Jerrod's warnings about the gods. Liu Kang calmly tells him in the new era all will receive better fates even those undeserving such as Shao Kahn. Liu Kang uses Shinnok's amulet to awaken the mummy with a blast of a magic energy that begins to collapse the Tomb. In the dust and chaos, Shao Kahn rushes to the coffin to find it empty and Liu Kang gone. Horrifyingly, the mummy appears behind him and looks hungry (vs. Shao Kahn). The mummy grasps Shao Kahn's face and absorbs all the souls he accumulated through its open mouth. The withered corpse of the brief Kahn of Edenian-Outworld drops to the ground before a shocked rebel army. The souls of 2 kings returns intelligence to the mummified being. It floats above the army, surveying them for a suitable challenge or a suitable meal. Any who fight are instantly eradicated. The once mighty army cowers and kneels before the awakened deity. One among them does not kneel; Reptile steps forward. Reptile was freed from his enslavement and imprisonment, but he knows will never truly be free until he gets his original power back. The mummy recognizes the former Dragon King and says to regain his power he must win it (vs. Reptile). Onaga is no match in his current body and is vaporized to atoms. The mummy instinctively knows no challenges remain in this war ravaged realm, so it portals to Earthrealm following Liu Kang's trail and leaving the remaining Edenians and Outworlders hopeless. At the Fire Temple, it is confronted by Nightwolf. The Great Spirit is a child of the One Being and it lead them here. Despite the mummy's blank facade, Nightwolf senses the conflict within it. Nightwolf questions the One Being. Why does the creator of reality want to destroy it? The One Being calmly replies destroying reality is first step to destroying itself. The Elder Gods sealed the One Being away to prevent it from permanently ending the cycle of creation and destruction. Nightwolf questions then about the lives caught in this endless cycle. Is the existence of life just an error in the macroscale of the cosmos? The One Being calls itself the error - an error that will soon be corrected (vs. Nightwolf). The mummy reclaims its wayward child through Nightwolf's soul. It takes the name "Errmac" out of respect for the fallen warrior. At last, he meets his re-animator. Ermac compares Liu Kang to Shinnok. They both seek control of reality and over life and death. Ermac claims it is impossible to impose order on the chaos of existence (vs. Liu Kang). Their fight is far from over. Empowered by Shinnok's amulet and Kronika's crown, Liu Kang goes blow for blow with Ermac. However, massive destruction is wreaked on Earthrealm as a result. All realms begin to quake from the force of their epic battle. Kung Lao plays horrified witness to the events unfolding and the final downfall of his friend and mentor.

11. Havik
Kung Lao retreats to the Jinsei chamber. His turmoil is enough to drive him insane. Rather it is his timeline or all of reality, soon it will cease to exist. He's trained and fought for over 400 years, watched friends and loved ones die while he remained youthful, and trusted Liu Kang with his life. All for nothing. Not for nothing, says Shang Tsung stepping out of the shadows. He shows Kung Lao the hidden hourglass. Liu Kang's betrayal was for this old relic. Shang Tsung promises Liu Kang can be freed from his madness. All Kung Lao must do is destroy the hourglass. Kung Lao puts his legendary power into a single punch and strikes. The shattered glass explodes around him and leaves him viscerally cut and scarred. His face is in tatters, his organs are exposed, and his limbs hang by threads. Yet the lingering magic of the sands of time preserve his ragged flesh and life in stasis. Shang Tsung appears again to him and claims, with the hourglass destroyed, he can now take what is rightfully his (vs. Shang Tsung). Kung Lao defends himself and mortally wounds Shang Tsung thanks to his new power source. Shang Tsung tricked Kung Lao into ending his soul's torture in the sands but says he was telling the truth about one thing. In a past life, he was like Liu Kang plotting ways to attain ultimate power. With Kung Lao's new abilities, every realm can be freed from the plans of gods and mortals. Shang Tsung dies and Kung Lao hears his words. He travels to the Shirai Ryu Fire Garden where Hanzo stands resolute in his duty despite the crumbling world. Kung Lao demands Shinnok's head (vs. Scorpion). Kung Lao defeats the ninja and holds Shinnok's head aloft over his own. He crushes it and drinks the pouring viscera, supercharging him with the same godly evil essence that powers Scorpion. In the sky amid explosions of magic, fire, and lightning, Shinnok's amulet loses its power and Liu Kang begins to lose his battle against Ermac. Kung Lao next confronts Fujin at his Air Temple. Fujin despairs for the fallen monk and the devastated world. Kung Lao coldly says there is no need for sadness; the winds of change have arrived (vs. Fujin). Kung Lao, disgusted by Fujin's passivity, eviscerates him and bathes in his blood. The death of a god heralds the birth of one. Ermac breaks away from its battle with Liu Kang to challenge the new arrival (vs. Ermac). Kung Lao fends off Ermac using Shinnok's power and pledges to break the endless cycle they both despise. Ermac allows itself to be killed but not before christening Kung Lao as Havik, the cleric of the oncoming chaos. Liu Kang is helpless to watch as Havik steals the power of the One Being.

12. God Liu Kang
Havik causes the barriers between realms to bleed together. Liu Kang realizes what his friend has become and finally recognizes his grave mistakes. He promises Kung Lao it is not too late to fix the world and restore their fates. Havik spits in his face. Words are worthless to him. Titans, gods, mortals - there is no difference between them. Chaos is the great unifier. Havik reaches across the realms and brings forth proof of his conviction. From the Netherrealm, he extracts Kuai Liang's spirit from Smoke and embodies it into Sub-Zero. Havik tells of the 2 brothers whose destiny is live and die for a dark master no matter the timeline (vs. Kuai Liang Sub-Zero). From Edenia, Havik pulls Kitana and Mileena still grieving their fathers' deaths. Havik tells of the 2 sisters of fate who are always denied peace and given only tragedy. Havik enflames Mileena's tarkatan blood causing her to gain her classic monster face (vs. Savage Mileena). Liu Kang fends off one sister and shares an ashamed look with Kitana as Havik reduces them to dust with a wave of his hand. Havik says fate cannot be changed, and even the most powerful can do nothing about it. He summons Reptile from thin air and painfully reconstructs the flesh and bones of the Dragon King's body. Liu Kang faces a wrathful Onaga (vs. Onaga). Liu Kang defeats all foes as the realms are reduced to the primordial chaos from whence they came. Liu Kang and Havik's final battle is yin vs. yang, chaos vs. order, and it resets existence back to zero (vs. Havik). With great effort, Liu Kang pierces through Havik's chest with a fiery fist. The transformed Kung Lao dies at his mentor's side, telling Liu Kang to look at what they created together. Their battle imbued the newborn reality with an unknown wondrous energy. In all his attemps to recreate existence, Liu Kang's never seen this before. Liu Kang's time-shaping abilities are restored with Havik's death. As the first sparks of light explode in the new universe, Liu Kang raises his hand to catch them. But this time, solemnly, he removes Kronika's crown and lowers his hand. The big bang washes over Liu Kang and erases him. The new universe born of chaos and order is teeming with potential, but perhaps inevitably its fate will once again be decided by MORTAL KOMBAT.
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2023.03.22 21:59 Vloxalion [USA-PA] [H] 12400 based complete pc w/peripherals & accessories & spares [W] Local Cash

"Bump" of previous post due to no activity, added webcam, clarified descriptions. All have been unused since last post with the exception of the monitor. If you want more information about anything, feel free to ask. The second hand items from the 12400 guy have much less fragrance compared to when they were obtained.
I got most of these parts under half a year ago, but the only benefits over my tri-core phenom ii and gtx 460 build from 2010 are way less poweheat, 2min faster mp3 encoding, and loading content seconds sooner. I'll try for modern hardware again some other time, but looking to recoup some of this massive waste of time, effort, and resources(1405.34) for my use case. pet/[email protected]/[email protected]/scent free household, and do not eat near computer area.
Asking $842.10 $800 local cash for everything, quakertown-doylestown area in bucks county. Not looking to break it up, but perhaps into two sets because there are almost enough parts for two computers.
pcpartpicker links with sort of up to date roughly current pricing:

part name comments value at
i5-12400 2nd hand. H0 stepping, not the more power hungry C0, and is AVX-512 capable going by the production date(did not verify; see motherboard notes). blemish from previous owner's cooler on ihs, but can't remember if it was permanent indent or rubbed off mound. includes box and cooler. 140
unknown 6 heatpipe thermalright cooler - possibly the burst assassin non-argb model without fan 2nd hand from the 12400 guy. tower only. has blemish/nick on contact surface. his laundry detergent had fragrance, so i couldn't use it. he also didn't clean the paste off and shipped it in a ziplock bag. i cleaned it as well as i could and replaced the bag. 10
noctua s12b redux 1200rpm 2nd hand from the 12400 guy. same scent problem. 5
arctic alpine 17 co BNIB, but box looks beat up 7
id cooling se-224-xt-basic used to cool a 3800x for a few months before the faulty mobo went kaput and sold the other parts of it. no 1700 mounting hardware because it was produced before alder lake. the win10pro key from the msi pro mobo is written on a slip of paper tucked inside the instruction manual. 15
msi b660m mortar wifi ddr4 mobo vrms have coil whine crackle-hum most likely related to powerstate/frequency switching (disappears when fully loaded or not doing anything), tried a whole bunch of bios settings to stop it, C1E enabled reduces it. integrated graphics culprit unverified due to case and difficulty with it; haven't tested a discrete card to eliminate igpu cause. latest bios(v19) is flashed, need earlier bios version for avx512 capability, tried to get it working but found out it involves tainting my kernel and i don't use windows but if you do, the only os-side step is to move the specific intel microcode file out of system32. replaced the ilm with the thermalright one. includes right angle usb3 header adapter. 110
msi b660m a pro ddr4 wifi 2nd hand from 12400 guy. has smudge on backside near cpu bracket from alcohol solubility test on the paint; backside is alcohol soluble. has same scent as others from him. he did a bad paste job on cpu area and shipped it that way, i cleaned it up (no socket pins got paste on them thankfully) tested and it works. comes with windows 10 pro key. the m.2 wifi card was verified working, but putting it in the board... i didn't have enough finger dexterity. one of the contact n!pp!es is bent, needs to be bent back. can't get it back out to do that, stuck. includes piece of factory glue that goes between the contacts and holds the leads in place. treat as non wifi version with potential bonus for trying hard enough. anti static bag on one side MAY have trace of urushiol due to being blown away when airing out onto a patch of cracked concrete where two weeks previous had been a sprout which was uprooted then the area alcoholed then two rainstorms. includes right angle usb3 header adapter. 90
teamgroup 2x8gb 3200 c16 2nd hand from 12400 guy, works, had somehow strongest scent of them all. 30
timetec 2x16gb 3200 c16 dual rank with hynix 8gigabit jjr ic's (lower binned cjr) remember to lock in the voltage to safe level for that ic instead of auto. partially manually overclocked, enabled xmp then increase to gear1 3466mt/s (what i can tell, max speed with the locked vcssa without loosening timings) and the few timings changed are: command rate to real 1N; did not test tighter than tRRD to 6, tRRD_L to 6, and tFAW to 24; tREFI should be able to be higher than 24960 but didn't test; tRFC has errors at 460, can't remember what 480's result was, and 500 is stable. stressapptest for an hour after each change made, no errors. may go tighter, less than 10 attempts worth of tweaking. 70
western digital sn770 500gb 2nd hand from the 12400 guy, but didn't smell. has been secure erased. smart data said 2.4tbw. 25
samsung 970 evo plus 2tb 2nd hand from best buy geek squad refurbished. smart data indicated literal open box condition. smart data now says 3.28tbw, has been secure erased. 100
xfx rx460 4gb 2nd hand from a miner in 2021. was dirty but cleaned it, had mining bios, and the standard bios or other custom bios don't seem stable, but it works with a rx560 bios i modded to rx550 clocks. thought i saw something spherically, iridescently marbled green-yellowgreen falling from it when putting it back together after cleaning but couldn't find the drop or where it may have dropped from, capacitors look ok. single fan version. has annoying blue led. requires 6-pin pcie power even though it draws less than 75w. 35
arctic p12 pwm pst 5 pack 2 used in the sama im01, 3 unused 25
sama im01 hohboy this case. removing the front panel carefully according to the manual causes the top clips to break(so that's why it included two spares...), and is difficult to work in even though all sides but the back come off. can't put a discrete gpu in because it can't go into the slot all the way; something about the mobo tray or pci slots stops it. front left usb3.0 defective doesn't work but the right one does. pci slot magnetic swinging screw cover hinge is a bit bent because the top and bottom packaging foam were switched in factory(cutouts did not align). matx mobo prevents bottom from having second fan if not want to risk mobo header damages 30
lian li lancool 216 opened the box and took out the inner accessory box on top but put it right back because became busy and never got around to using it. did not take out the case. almost literally open box. do not know state of tempered glass but jiggling box does not make broken glass sound. 90
corsair sf600 platinum 3 months use. powered the 12400 using integrated graphics, don't think total system power exceeded 150w from the wall 100
thermaltake tr2 430np don't know if it was 2nd hand or not. used to power a windows xp office machine which was bought without one. Don't use more than 350 watts; here is a review of the unit showing why- its F-tier but would personally trust it in a system pulling less than 100 from the wall. one cable with 20+4-pin motherboard connectors one cable with 6-pin pcie connector one cable with 4-pin 12v connector one cable with 3 molex connectors two cables with 3 molex and 1 floppy connector one cable with 2 sata connectors one molex-to-sata converter 5
cablemod black modflex EPS 4+4 pin 45cm extension sf600 needs the extension to reach the mobo receptacle in the sama case 10
thermalright 1700 anti-bending ilm comes with thermal paste(used once) and original ilm of the mortar mobo 8
hp zr24w + ergodepot J2 monitor arm 1920x1200 resolution. 12 years use. ccfl backlight has been on for ~3.3 years. came with a scratch not noticeable when on most of the time. has smudges from over a decade of use, not trusting myself to clean it without scratching. includes J2 monitor arm (desk clamp), but makes it skew a little. when powered on, it knocks channel 6 out of the airwaves until it is turned off. flickers below 100% brightness. 70
tecknet um013 mouse awful scroll wheel. defaults to the lower of the two dpi settings every time it loses power. 2 months use. 3
redragon karura k502 rgb keyboard 2nd hand. works, but did not verify all keys. 6
presonus eris E3.5 studio monitors were on my desk for 10 days and powered on at low volume for under an hour, may be low amount of specks of dust, and the speaker wire had been connected, but otherwise is as if you opened up a new one. didn't like the space they took up and preferred my headphones, but B&H would not take these back because i told them i used the included speaker wire. no joke. 80
samson go mic 2nd hand. works, good shape. has sticker covering the led to diminish the brightness. 15
xbox 360 wired controller didn't use it often, but owned it for a really long time. the left thumbstick has worn down, is low tension, and can drift slightly if off center to the northwest. 4
asus xonar dx 2nd hand. used for a few months in 2011 but was too close to gpu intake so put it away. 18
logitech c600 webcam works, model V-U0007 5

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2023.03.22 21:56 _rkey Newbie Question on used Supermicro X9DRT-HF Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2

Hi everyone, please dont hurt me. My dream is it to get a stable AIO storage and plex server with dedicated GPU for transcoding. Guilty of not researching carefully enough I got my finger on a used dual blade server chassis CSE-827HD-R1K28B with following hardware in it for ~300EUR:
Server 1: X9DRT-HF 64GB (8GBx8) reg ECC Ram 1600MHz (12800R) 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2651 v2 12C/24T 1 Core Turbo 2,20 GHz / All Core Turbo 2,00 GHz 6 x 3,5'' SATA Slots vorne (leer, keine HDDs/SSDs, keine Rahmen/Caddies) 3 x PCI-E 3.0 (1 Low Profile) Server 2: X9DRT-HF 128GB (16GBx8) reg ECC Ram 1866MHz (14900R) 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 10C/20T Turbo: 1 Core 3,6GHz / 2C 3,5 / 3C 3,4 / 4C 3,3 / 5C 3,2 / All 3,1 6 x 3,5'' SATA Slots vorne (leer, keine HDDs/SSDs, keine Rahmen/Caddies) 3 x PCI-E 3.0 (1 Low Profile) 
The problem is I am having my server in my home-office so I will have to rebuild the hardware to a consumer PSU (e.g. bequite) and add dedicated cooling to the cpu. The servers are pretty much overkill for my use:
- Linux machine with Docker Virtualization - Some Specialities (e.g. frigate NVR with Google Coral, TVHeadend, etc.) - Home Usage (max 1-3 users) transcoding from plex - Storage mergerfs with snapraid (~40TB) 
So I have some ideas which direction I could go with this given hardware and asking for your recommendations.
Option 1: Keep Server2 and chassis, sell Server1, try to quite given PSU with Notua fans
Option 2: Keep Server2 change chassis to 4U, replace PSU with quite one, dedicated CPU cooler
Option 3: Sell the whole thing and start from scratch with adeqaute hardware

Thanks for your recommendation and sorry for my over ambitious little naive move here *urgh*
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2023.03.22 21:47 Lord_of_Thus The Nature of Minecrafters - Chapter 4

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Memory Transcription Subject: Shasha, arxur student at the AIS
Date [Standardized human time]: June 24, 2161
The first thing to greet me on the AIS Minecraft Server was a menu. My avatar was a blocky arxur with a pixelated texture generated from my student ID photograph. Luckily I was able to fix up that texture a bit but I still downloaded it to give it a better workover later.
I spawned into the world. Apparently I was on some kind of balcony overlooking a quite large town. It had no cohesive style whatsoever. One building could have come from an arxur history book, the next wouldn't be amiss today on a former federal world and the one beside that was basically a mashup of a Gojid fortification and at least three different human religious buildings.
The streets were busy but not overcrowded and while most traveled on foot some had mounts, based on earth animals. The skies were similarly but less busy, with flying species and the occasional flying mount. And… was that guy rowing a golden boat through the air?
I looked around the room and saw the glances of amazement in my dormmates eyes. In-game the square sun started to set. The others had gathered around me and we're staring at the town as well.
"All right, have you looked enough? We still have some paperwork to file."
With that said I turned around and looked at the building. It was like a massive fantasy castle but with a kind of cyberpunk aesthetic. All over the towers were lights in any and all colors. On a screen that actually gave off light it looked even more amazing than the comics I had read back home.
Following a wide staircase down I reached the immigrations hall. Large screens informed me of where to go to receive full player status. The paperwork included a few questions on general server rules, Netiquette and some personal questions. After a couple of minutes I was trough and left on the other side.
Bill and Bob, who must have entered immigrations after me, were already out waiting in front of a fountain. I sat down beside them and we waited for the others who exited shortly after me. This side of the spawn building looked more like a massive park, with fountains and statues and some trees. Once we all had gathered we made our way over to the guild registry.
The building itself looked like a wealthy artisans house straight out of a fantasy rpg’s illustration. The humans did the actual work here, the others and I just endorsed the funding of our guild called ‘The Thrilling Three’. Of course we were six not three but we hadn’t thought about it and now had to come up with a name on the spot.
Leaving the guild registry we headed over the town arsenal, a relatively unassuming building of muted pastel yellow sandstone. Inside we received some initial gear: tools, mostly of wood, but a single pickaxe of stone, wooden swords, bows and some arrows as well as armor of leather and cotton. Additionally each of us received a full stack of bread each. With this equipment we set off towards the spawn town’s nether portal.
This part of town was much busier than the previous parts. Dozens of people came out of the portal station and just as much got in. The portal itself was inside an underground station, accessible by two stairwells, one for people going to the portal the other for those coming from it. The actual portal chamber was large and except for the floor dimly lit. Our group approached the purple swirls. People before us vanished while others appeared. Our turn.
The purple engulfed me. Aaaaaand… Loading screen!
Moments later we were down in the nether. The portal chamber looked pretty much like the one in the overworld, except the brickwork was red instead of gray. And just like there we were out with the masses within moments. The stairs down were shorter this time and ended in an area overlooking multiple platforms for trains going in all directions. Bob and Bill told us to wait before going down to one of the platforms.
“Any Idea what Bill and Bob are up to?”
“Well” Sorkol said “They mentioned something about knowing server staff…”
“We are” “still in the” “same room” “as y’all,” “you know?” they reminded us “And yes” “we’re talking” “to a friend” “to get us a nice” ”piece of land.”
“May I please have some more garlic bread?” Liria asked.
“Sure” “anyone else?” Bill and Bob responded. And this time I tried some too. Delicious. Now I need to find someone nice to figure out whether it’s truly better than sex. But at least in theory they’re humans and no known species has a libido as strong as them.
A minute or so later they reemerged and beckoned us to follow to the southwards express platform. A train designated 'special service' entered shortly after us. Bill and Bob gave each of us a ticket and we boarded that train.
It started slowly, taking a quite confusing way through turns, climbs and points. Then we reached a straight line of two parallel rails stretching into the distance and the train started accelerating.
The rather boring dark red of the tunnel was soon replaced by a glass corridor allowing a full view of the nether caverns. Below lay an ocean of lava above floated massive ghasts. The ocean flew by in a matter of moments. Between a coast of black rock with a massive lava river and a turquoise forest lay a little village of weird people Bob and Bill called piglins.
But it all flew by in moments. Different forest, lava ocean, tunnel through a red wall of rock. All interspersed with piglins, skeletons, ghasts and magma cubes as well as the occasional station for the slow rails meandering below us. It began to drag on. Another twenty or so minutes later the train started to slow down again.
Another minute or two later we arrived at the half finished station. Instead of intricate lanterns this was lit by torches and candles. Half the walls were missing and exposed various conduits, tubes and pipes. The portal back to the overworld just regular size in a room clearly meant to upsize later. It wasn’t even connected to the central area by stairs but a simple ladder. But this time I was able to see what was up in the upper levels of the chamber: several platforms, some with oversized crossbows mounted to them. A defensive installment.
Another purple journey into a loading screen later, we reappeared in the overworld. The station was just a hole in the ground with a ladder leading out. Nothing more. Up on the surface however there was a small outpost surrounded by a fence. A forge, a storehouse and some houses as well as an empty lot designated ‘tavern’.
Bill and Bob seemed to have an idea of where to head from here so we all just followed. Any question about our destination was just met with “You’ll see” from one, both or the other. And after about one ingame day we saw. Right at the coast of an ocean stood a single, almost needle shaped mountain.
“Our idea was” “hollowing the whole thing out” “add a lake to the top” “with a glass bottom” “and then just build rooms into the side!” the human twins explained.
“And maybe a harbor on the ground…” Sorkol mused.
“And a lighthouse on top” Liria finished.
I looked over at Kalsa. “Sounds good to me, how about you?”
“Sure, as long as I get some balconies to fly off,” she answered.
And so we had found our home in the marvelous world of Minecraft.

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2023.03.22 21:20 Purtle [PIL] #887 3/22/2023

Purtle's Internet Lineup for March 22nd, 2023 4:20pm
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2023.03.22 21:15 Suspicious-Bus-5727 Tow company will not respond to my emails concerning damage to my vehicle

Long story short: I fell behind on my truck payments last year. Truck was repo'ed. During the tow (truck being towed backwards down highway) the wind caught my tonneau cover and ripped it off. Before it flew off into the Void never to be seen again the cover (an 8' x 5' piece of solid fiberglass) shattered the rear window of the cab of the truck. Tow company manager apologized and replaced the rear window glass. He got me in touch with the 'Complaint Department' to replace the cover. That was the first week of February. After a few emails back and forth with complaint guy he has stopped answering my emails.
Haven't heard from him in over three weeks now. What are my options? Small claims court? This is in Ohio.
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2023.03.22 21:08 gthirst [USA-NY][H] Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED;i7-11800H, RTX 3060, 1tb Gen4 NVMe, 32GB ram (upgraded dual rank kit), GTAV, Ghost of Tsushima for PS4, God of War Ragnarok Deluxe for PS4/PS5, AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler, Misc fans (92mm, 120mm, 140mm), 8gb dd4 3200mhz sodimm [W] PayPal/Local Cash

Impulse bought a new laptop and now need to sell my current daily driver. Awesome laptop for content creation and single player games. Screen is absolutely amazing. No burn in whatsoever and I took many steps to prevent it. For example: No taskbar, wallpaper engine constantly showing different animated wallpapers, no desktop icons, etc. I've owned it for about a little over a year.
A handful of other items available as well!
Orders under $15 will have a $5 shipping fee. Otherwise, shipping is free and I'll do bundle discounts if you buy multiple items. Local is 14226 and discounts will be given.
Open to offers, looking to move this stuff. Thanks!
Item Price Description
AERO 15 OLED KD $900 Product Page. Has a brushed black allimuminum vinyl skin for protection on it. Skin has minor wear, but laptop in great condition. See pics for condition. No flaws visible during operation. Let me know if you want Windows 10 or 11. I've been using 10 on it, but it originally came with 11. Works great on both, but I prefer 10 at the moment. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H (2.3GHz~4.6GHz), Intel® UHD GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6 Boost Clock 1530 MHz, Maximum Graphics Power 105 W, Upgraded to 32gb (2x16gb) Timetec DDR4 3200MHz CL22 2Rx8 Dual Rank SODIMM kit, 1tb Gen 4 NVMe (1 slot open), 230 Watt Power Adapter, 99Wh Battery, 15.6" Thin Bezel UHD 3840x2160 Samsung AMOLED Display (VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black, 100% DCI-P3) *X-Rite™ Color Calibrated & Pantone® Validated
Samsung 4GB DDR4 SODIMM RAM Module 3200MHz 1Rx16 PC4-3200AA 260-Pin SDRAM Laptop Memory M471A5244CB0-CWE $6 each or $10 for pair Shucked from a laptop I upgraded.
AMD Wraith Stealth AM4 CPU Cooler $10 Product Page. New, never used, still has untouched paste on bottom ready for install.
4x 140MM ASUS ROG Strix 3Pin 1400RPM Fans (Black) $3 each/$10 for all These fans came with a case I bought (Gundam Helios). I replaced them with other fans and do not need them. Used briefly to test parts in the case before replacing them.
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 $5 Will be shipped in a generic case/sleeve. Disk in great condition.
Ghost of Tsushima for PlayStation 4 $15 Will be shipped in a generic case/sleeve. Disk in great condition.
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2023.03.22 21:08 carshopping2015 So far, so "good enough": Initial impressions of Android Auto in the stock 2014 Tacoma head unit

So far, so

Image is messed up due to scan on the LCD, no vertical bars in person (but yes, font is that level of pixelated)
I've seen a few Tacoma owners post about the "CARabc Wireless Carplay Android Auto Adapter" (, and just wanted to share my initial thoughts.
What is it?
This device doesn't add wireless Carplay to a device that already has Carplay. It adds support for wired/wireless carplay to an Entune 2.0 headunit (stock in many 2014-2019 Toyotas).

I wanted Android Auto features without having to remove the stock appearance/functionality of my 2014 Toyota Tacoma. This device also cost me $200, which is much less than most aftermarket head unit kits with Android Auto support.

What I like:
  • Android Auto works as advertised in my 2014 Tacoma
  • I can do everything you want in Android Auto wired or wireless
  • The install was minimally invasive (I was able to shop the small computer into the space to the left of the existing infotainment unit) and requires no cutting, splicing, etc. Just plug the existing wire harnesses into the newly included wire harnesses.
  • No factory functions impeded, except...
What I dislike:
  • I can't listen to standard AM/FM/XM radio while using Android Auto/Carplay. The audio from the unit is fed through AUX.
  • The resolution (as other reviewers described), really isn't great. This is due to the fact that there's only like 6" of display to work with (on a vehicle that's 10 years old, no less).
  • The Google Maps display in Android Auto stays stuck in 'day' mode even after changing the settings to 'night' mode.
I'll update / post a video and more as I use this device, but so far for the last 48 hours of ownership, I've enjoyed it.
Questions? Comments? Let let me know..
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2023.03.22 21:02 Spyrothedragon9972 The ideal stock pot design?

I have a number of sauce pans, saute pans and stock pots. All with various sizes, shapes and each suits a specific purpose.
I really only have 1 real stock pot. An 8L with small plastic handles that I have to occasionally tighten with a screwdriver. It's tall and slender and the walls have curves and one of those thick metal plates at the base.
I want to replace them because I'm just worried about the handles breaking and spilling 6 liters of boiling water across my kitchen.
Surprisingly I can't find a 12qt stainless steel stock pot with straight walls and a metal lid anywhere in my city. Ikea sells oddball sizes, Homesense sells a slew with glass lids or tiny handles or curvy sides.
I find it odd that such a simple and cheap piece of cookware has so many strange designs out there.
What is your ideal stockpot?
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2023.03.22 21:01 FleaDad Public Disclosure of PII Leak at ABCSmartCookie's Personalized Links for Online Children's Cookie Sales


I am posting this message today to disclose publicly a vulnerability I identified in the ABC Smart Cookies platform for online cookie sales. This disclosure comes after weeks of attempting to resolve it privately with the concerned parties.
When loading a child's personalize link, ABC Smart Cookie's application provides to the guest viewer in the background the full first and last name, nickname, girl ID, troop council, and troop number of the girl who owns that link. This information is provided completely unencrypted.
With this vulnerability, anybody in possession of these links can identify the girl each link belongs to. You can obtain these links by searching Google for public posts on social media accounts very easily.
This means that any child who shared their links publicly online could have their identity unmasked by anybody on the Internet.
It is trivially easy to write a program that harvests these links and then obtains the personally identifying information of each child.
This issue has been present at least this cookie season. From what I could gather, it appears to me that this likely has been a problem since they switched to this particular software platform.
These links expire at the end of the cookie season making the information inaccessible after that point.

Example of the vulnerability:

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I will not explain how to go about finding this information, but it is trivial and anybody who understands the inner workings of a browser will know how with just the above images.

Disclosure to GSUSA and ABC Smart Cookies

On March 5th, GSUSA and ABC Smart Cookies were privately informed of this vulnerability.
GSUSA has been fantastic. They are responsive and open to discuss this. They took immediate action.
ABC Smart Cookies has completely refused to respond to multiple emails. They did respond to GSUSA with a prepared statement they said they would send to me; however, they never sent it. Luckily, this statement made its way to my inbox through other means.
Here is the statement in its entirety:
Below is HFS-ABC’s official response on this issue. We are also providing this response directly to the parent, who created a service ticket through ABC’s Direct Ship customer email channel.
ABC employs encrypted characters to replace individual Girl Scout names in social media and other external facing links. ABC uses this methodology to prevent the open disclosure of Scout names while ensuring ABC’s ability to credit the appropriate Council, Troop, or Scouts for sales. The actual Scout names are difficult to uncover and are not conspicuously available. Moreover, this information cannot be viewed without support from decrypting tools with are unavailable to the average customer. ABC’s use of encrypted characters and its underlying methodology to credit Scouts for sales is in line with ABC’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and COPPA Statement, which are available on the ABC Smart Cookies homepage. Any other use of this information is strictly prohibited by these policies.
While ABC appreciates input from the Girl Scout community to improve its systems, with the end of the season fast approaching any changes to ABC’s URLs will be short-lived before they become irrelevant with ABC’s impending move to Digital Cookie next season – the distinct but similar online sales platform used by GSUSA. Any additional development creates instability in the online sales platform and negatively impacts ABC’s ability to effectively manage online sales during the last six weeks of this cookie program.
ABC’s dual priorities are to support the strongest national cookie program possible and to protect and enrich Scouts in doing so. ABC remains confident that the risks of any privacy concerns, while not unreasonable, are very low, and we have provided guidance on sharing URLs to reduce any potential privacy risks.
This statement is at best inaccurate. My opinions are much stronger than that, but I will let you come up with your own.
First, they claim that they use encryption on this information and that no average user can obtain it without decrypting tools. They state that it is difficult to uncover this information, and the average customer would be unable to recover this information.
Note: When ABC Smart Cookie's website provide you with the child's troop council and troop number they do in fact encrypt the first and last name values there, but it is too late by this point as they provided it unencrypted prior to that.
Second, they state that with the cookie season coming to a close that any change in their code now would be irrelevant. That any additional development might affect their sales by causing disruptions to their service.
Third, they state that they are fully compliant with their privacy policy and COPPA policy.
Regarding COPPA, which was mentioned in the response from ABC Bakers, it is an FTC regulation specifically to cover what information can be provided online publicly in regards to minors. More information, including the full text of the COPPA regulation, can be found here. The FTC also provides a COPPA FAQ which you can find here.


The truth of the matter is that this information is easily obtained by anybody with a browser. This information is not encrypted. Any average user on the Internet has access to this information. Whether or not the person viewing the link is an "average customer" isn't an excuse to allow this to continue.
It is my personal opinion that ABC Smart Cookies has a responsibility to fix this issue when they are made aware of it; instead, they made a decision not to fix it. Their reply indicates to me they either didn't try to verify my claims or they're ignoring it. I don't know which is the case.
Everyone else I've spoken with including GSUSA and the girlscouts mod team have been able to verify my claims and reproduce it themselves.

What can I do about this?

Contact your local council and GSUSA corporate.

File a complaint with your state's Attorney General's office (per FTC guidelines regarding COPPA complaints).

Contact ABC Smart Cookies here:

3500 Lacey Road Suite 300, Downers Grove, IL 60515
1-800-221-1002 or [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])


The Girl Scouts of the USA is an amazing organization. My daughter joined this year as a 6-year-old, and the impact this organization has had on her is impossible to miss. I praise our local council and GSUSA's response to me over the past few weeks. I could not have asked for a better response from them. It is unfair that GSUSA has to be swept up into this mess when they did everything right.
This personally identifiable information being available is a massive problem, but ABC Smart Cookies choosing to ignore it and do nothing about it is even worse.
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2023.03.22 20:57 sti_jay Bent Strut Tower

Hello Reddit,
So I had an accident with some damage upon the front driver side wheel against a curb. Wheel, tire, and coilover was replaced by the body shop and everything was fine until I got the alignment sheet. Also to note, the strut tower on the driver side was slightly bent upwards and was "bent back into place" by the same body shop and repainted. I believe the top of the strut sits flush with the strut tower now. No cracks on the strut tower. The strut tower wasn’t significantly bent but noticeably bent to the eye. The car is also lowered.
Here are the alignment specs that was given upon initial pickup:
LF -0.8 RF -2.0 Camber
LF 5.4 RF 6.2 Caster
I'm not worried about the toe as they are all zeroed out front and rear. The only thing I'm worried about is the caster and camber. I have coilovers on the car and they come with camber plates, so the first alignment shop probably didn't have any idea what they were doing since they told me they didn't have much camber adjustment. I got it sent to a track oriented alignment shop nearby and here's the updated reading I got after they were able to even out the camber:
LF -2.5 RF -2.5 Camber
LF 5.4 RF 6.3 Caster
What I'm trying to ask is, could it be the strut tower that's causing the uneven caster and uneven camber since it was just "bent back into place"? I've always thought that you're supposed to cut out the strut tower section and reweld a new strut tower back into place, otherwise you're just eyeballing it no? Otherwise, could it just be a bent control arm / control arm mount that's slightly pushed back?
Right now I had to reopen the claim with insurance and had the car sent to a more serious performance oriented body shop I guess you can say. They are saying it's the control arm and control arm mounts, but could it still be the strut tower still out of place from the work from the first body shop? Any input helps, I just wanna know how F'd I am since I'm planning to track the car in the next year or so. If the control arm is the issue and caster is back into spec, will the bent strut tower cause any handling issues in the future? I’m looking to buy a strut tower brace as well to “reinforce” the strut tower if that helps.
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2023.03.22 20:50 MilesJordan23 The Pixel 8 Pro will have a flat display and rounded corners like the Pixel 5. This is huge physical change.

After spotting so many fake leaks to get hits, I took my time and did research. Some leakers who also leaked the Pixel 6 and 6P in a 3D model and many months later phone came out and what the leaker showed in images is exactly how it came out. OnLeaks is one of them.
So ya, it is official that the P8P will have a 6.7" flat display and rounded corners like Pixel 5. Apparently Google felt the heat on how so much users want a Apple style phone, and now one exists. This along with the G3 ,,,, which will have performance similar to SD Gen 1. This 8 series is going to shine because of the all new design, and the Pixel 8 series now matching sorta the iPhone display. Flat and rounded corners. I think Google made a smart move and will sell more Pixel 8 phones then P6 and P7 put together. Now iPhone people moving to a Pixel, they will feel right at home, with the flat design and rounded corners. So Google will indeed get millions to change from Apple. This is going to be big, and in May well find out more. Bless
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2023.03.22 20:45 NiceBoysenberry2752 google assistant on the pixel 6

Just recently discovered this feature with my new pixel 6. any one have any useful tips to search for apart from the weather and news?

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2023.03.22 20:28 ATrexWithRhythm Best Billbaord No.1 Hits Round 7 of 25

Oh My Sweet Lord, Isn't It A Pity that George Harrison is out already?


  • ABBA - Dancing Queen
  • The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
  • The Beatles - Hey Jude
  • The Beatles - Something
  • The Beatles - Yesterday
  • Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • The Jackson Five - I Want You Back
  • Outkast - Hey Ya!
  • Outkast - Ms. Jackson
  • Prince - When Doves Cry
  • Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
  • The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
  • Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  • Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition



Rank Song Votes Against Percentage Runner-Up
20th George Harrison - My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity 22 / 109 20.4% 15 / 109 (13.9%)
21st a-ha - Take on Me 22 / 102 21.6% 18 / 102 (17.6%)
22nd Blondie - Heart of Glass 16 / 96 16.7% 14 / 96 (14.6%)
23rd Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen 16 / 100 16% 13 / 100 (13%)
24th Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know 28 / 120 23.3% 16 / 120 (13.3%)
25th Coldplay - Viva La Vida 19 / 90 21.1% 13 / 90 (14.4%)
Honorable Mentions: * The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (22 Votes) * Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (21 Votes) * The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun (20 Votes)
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2023.03.22 20:27 Curious_Ad_8960 Speakerphone Volume

I Have a Pixel 6 Pro and volume level for the speakerphone is definitely too low. And all pixels that I've had were too low as well. Why is this and why can't Google fix this issue?? Also it doesn't matter what software has been on it..
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2023.03.22 20:23 sussmanite_101 Is Pixel 7 (regular) worth the price over the Pixel 6 (regular)?

My Oneplus 7 is about 4 years old and it's starting to show it's age. The camera and battery (while never great) are quickly becoming actively frustrating and software support has ended. Overall it does okay enough that it's not an emergency but I definitely do need a new phone in the next few months.
I'm looking between the Pixel 6 ($449) and the pixel 7 ($599). I'm a student and while I can afford to pay extra, I'd rather not if it's not 100% necessary. I'm not super picky about gimmicks and stuff either. I have heard that the pixel 6 series has some 4G service issues and an inferior battery compared to the 7, but is it actually enough of a problem that it disrupts daily life? What are your thoughts? (Also, thoughts on the pixel 6 pro instead?)
TL;DR: thinking about getting Pixel 6 or Pixel 7 to replace my aging phone. Is the 6 "good enough" despite issues, or should I spend extra on the 7.
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2023.03.22 20:22 lucarichterich81 iPhone back glass repair without disassembly?

I’ve replaced the rear glass on so many iPhones before, but now I’ve seen on YouTube that most technicians actually disassemble the whole iPhone. Is that necessary? I always just heated up the back, removed the glass and replaced it so I don’t see a reason to disassemble it. What do you guys think?
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2023.03.22 20:00 PghYoPro [FS] Ridley X-Trail Carbon Medium 56/57

Ridley X-Trail Carbon Bike Size Medium. See measurements in last photo. This equates to approx. 57cm. Asking $1,500
Used with normal cosmetic wear on a gravel bike. Local pickup in Pittsburgh or buyer pays shipping via Bike Flights.
Also for sale in my local market, I will take down the ad if it sells prior.
Frameset: Ridley X-Trail Carbon, size medium
Group set: SRAM Force 1
Brakes: SRAM Force Hydraulic
Cassette: 11-36t SRAM PG 1170
Crankset: SRAM Force 172.5; 44t chainring
Shifters: SRAM Force
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline
Seat Post: 4ZA carbon
Handlebars: 4ZA
Stem: 4ZA Cirrus
Saddle: 4ZA Cirrus Pro
Pedals/Cages: not included
Front Axle: 15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 12 x 142mm thru-axle
Tires: Specialized Pathfinder 38s; currently setup tubeless
Fantastic lightweight gravel/road/do-everything carbon bike with the ability to fit up to a 40mm tire. Bike was over-hauled March 2022 and rode little since. In addition, new cables and chain were installed in September of 2022. Below is the complete list of services performed in March 2022:
Item/Labor # Price
SRAM Flat Mount Disc Caliper Bracket Bolts 27mm Stainless Steel 1 $6.00
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush, Gunmetal 1 $39.99
Bearing, ABI 6902 Sealed Cartridge
REAR HUB 2 $17.98
Cut Steer Tube and Install or Lower Star Nut, Labor
Wrap Handlebar Tape, Labor, Bars 1 $19.00
Check Bottom Bracket (BB) Remove/Clean crank, Labor 1 $26.00
Install Sealed Bearings REAR Hub, NO FREEHUB, Labor
Replace Freehub Unit 1 $55.00
Overhaul Sealed Bearing Headset, Labor 1 $23.00
General Bike Cleaning, Labor (no drivetrain removal)
Hub Labor Front
Clean/Check Bearings 1 $10.00
Special Orders
DT Swiss 3-Pawl Freehub Body - Shimano HG 11 Road, Standard, Aluminum / Steel, Sealed Bearing, Kit w/ End Cap, 12 x 142 mm 1 $72.50
Labor $220.00
Parts $136.47
Tax $24.95
Total $381.42
Manufacturer description:
*Bike purchased from competitive cyclist; approximate measurements provided by them are listed in last photograph.
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2023.03.22 19:39 CharizardIsADragon Annoying 'connected to phone' alerts

I have a pair of Echo Buds 2 that I use with my Google Pixel 6. When I first started using them together, the Buds would beep to let me know they were paired. The last few months, though, I've been getting a verbal connection notice. I've looked through all of my settings, but can't find where to change that. Does anyone know if it's possible, or if I'm stuck with it?
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2023.03.22 19:31 yelworcyelhsa Upgraded Pixel 6 -> 7 and WOW

I originally had a Google Pixel 3 and it was the best phone I ever had in my entire life and I had it for a very long time but all devices stop working as expected eventually. so the newest phone at the time was the six and even though I heard not great things about it, my mom was getting it for me for Christmas, so I wasn't in a position to wait. Immediately after taking the 6 home I disliked it: It was so much bigger than the 3 for no reason (not even the pro), there was no front facing wide angle lens, there was no more fingerprint on the back of the phone, and I felt like out of the box it had so many tiny issues that I can't even point to that just made it an overall frustrating experience to use.
Until yesterday when the pixel 6 screen cracked (we're talking teal screen, bleeding dead pixels, and nonfunctional display). It would've been $200 to replace the screen since I was dumb enough to not have insurance, which was about the amount we had left to pay off the phone. So, we decided a new one was much more worth it.
When I tell you the 7 is everything I wanted the 6 to be it is no joke. I love it and I'm so happy!! I wanted the gold color, but they unfortunately only had black in store. However with an inoperable phone, I wasn't in a position to wait. It's slightly shorter than the 6 (I'm a small woman, so it's now a better size for me even though the width is the same). I love love love it. And now the front face wide angle lens is back!! Also facial recognition which was a thing on the pixel 4 so I don't understand why it didn't make it to the six. how was the six such a garbage iteration of the pixel? Anyway, definitely recommend!!
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