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Need help with fresh install of Windows 11 on a new build!

2023.06.01 13:53 TGNIC Need help with fresh install of Windows 11 on a new build!

Yesterday I finished my build and it booted into the BIOS just fine, I got the blue screen of death in the midst of installing Windows 11 and a message saying something along the lines of "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error".
Could the BSOD be caused by the USB-stick I'm installing Windows from or is this an hardware issue?
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2023.06.01 13:22 Faceless206p Any way to avoid this when using organic supports?

Any way to avoid this when using organic supports?
Sorry for the bad quality, my phone camera sucks. Anyway, is there any way to avoid this layer that sticks to the print? The parts that I can peel away look good underneath, but it's incredibly time consuming and not entirely possible to get at certain parts. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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2023.06.01 12:47 qldbathroomreno Bathroom renovations gold coast

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Lighting is another factor to consider in bathroom renovations, as it has the power to completely transform a room. Natural light should be your first priority when it comes to bathroom renovations, as it creates the illusion of space and makes everything look larger. If your bathroom is a bit too dark or lacks natural light, the use of artificial lighting that is controlled with sensors, timers, dimmers and switches can help to set the mood and create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere.
From mid-range to high-end, selecting the right products and fixtures will greatly enhance your bathroom renovation and help to create a unique look that’s tailored to your personal requirements and lifestyle. With its range of services and products, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination for bathroom renovations.
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2023.06.01 12:36 WinterNox PC restarting randomly when gaming

Hi all, just wondering if someone can hopefully offer some insight to an issue of mine as I can't seem to fix it. Built my PC and it's having an issue where it will just randomly restart when playing something.
All parts are new and the specs are 7900xtx sapphire nitro Ryzen 7600x 32gb (2x16) sticks 6000mhz Corsair ram MSI B650 edge WiFi Corsair rm1000x PSU Lian li galahad 240ml cooler
I've tried a number of things and played with different settings but it just keeps happening
Tempatures don't get high at all GPU never goes above 70 (junction about 80) CPU never goes above 80 if that
Tried numerous ddu driver reinstalls and fresh windows installs but just doesn't sort it Reboot can happen after half hour and sometimes up to 2.
Just a bit lost and frustrated so if anyone can recommend anything I'll give it a go.
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2023.06.01 12:30 jburm New used bike day - Santa Cruz Megatower C

New used bike day - Santa Cruz Megatower C
Just purchased this turd of a bike over the weekend. This bike came across my facebook feed from a local seller. He was asking $1100 and we settled on $1000 after inspecting the bike. The seller had purchased the bike from a bike shop out west during a rental sale. It's been well used and not very well maintained.
The good: The drivetrain is in good working order albeit low end parts (Sram NX). Chain is well under 50% wear. The suspension is fully functional. The dropper post is fully functional. The brakes are working. The wheels are true.
The bad: The frame is littered with scratches and scuffs. The paint is faded and the clear coat is peeling along the top tube. All of the bearings were shot. They looked as if they had never seen the light of day since install. They were rusted, crunchy, and packed full of dirt and sand. No amount of cleaning and grease helped revive them. The tires were dry rotted on the sidewalls and side knobs. The cranks look like someone took a metal grinder to them. The handlebars and grips look like they've been beaten with a hammer.
Thankfully most of the major online bike shops were doing memorial day sales so I was able to pick up some replacement parts at decent prices. Jenson was doing a sale on Maxxis tires so those have been ordered. I was lucky to find another sale on facebook for a like new Sram X1 carbon crankset for $150. Additional parts on order include new carbon handlebars, grips, stealth thru axles, seat, fork decals, and bottom bracket. I also ordered a full pivot bearing kit, new lower link, chain guide and headset bearings. I'll be doing a basic suspension service just to be certain that's all good.
I've never owned a big travel bike and exclusively ride XC. My plan for this bike is to take it to the local bike park a few times and bring it with me on some trips to Marquette and Copper Harbor MI. If I find I dont really care for that riding style, I'll sell it near the end of summer (likely for a net loss). So far I've just been enjoying tinkering and fixing things on the bike. When its all finished I'll be about $700 out of pocket for parts and service (I'll be taking it to the LBS for the pivot bearing replacement).
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2023.06.01 12:23 Sophie_Moran What are some DIY furniture repair techniques for minor damages?

Here are some DIY furniture repair techniques for minor damages:
  1. Scratch Repair: Use a touch-up marker or wax stick that matches the color of your furniture to fill in and camouflage surface scratches. Gently rub the marker or wax stick over the scratch, then buff the area to blend it in.
  2. Dents Removal: For small dents in wooden furniture, dampen a clean cloth or paper towel and place it over the dent. Apply a hot iron to the cloth, moving it in circular motions for a few seconds. The steam generated will cause the wood fibers to swell and help minimize the dent. Finish by sanding and refinishing the area if needed.
  3. Loose Joint Fixing: Apply wood glue to the loose joint and use clamps to hold it tightly together until the glue dries. Wipe off any excess glue and allow sufficient drying time before removing the clamps.
  4. Stain Removal: Depending on the type of stain and furniture material, you can try various methods such as using mild soap and water, baking soda paste, vinegar solutions, or specialized stain removers. Always test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area first.
  5. Hardware Replacement: If your furniture has broken or missing hardware, such as handles, knobs, or hinges, you can easily find replacement parts at hardware stores or online. Remove the old hardware and install the new pieces following the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Upholstery Repair: For minor tears or rips in upholstery, you can use a needle and thread to stitch the damaged area together. Alternatively, you can apply a fabric patch or use a fabric adhesive specifically designed for upholstery repairs.
Remember, these DIY techniques are suitable for minor damages. If you encounter major or complex issues, it's best to consult a professional furniture repair service for assistance.
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2023.06.01 12:20 ogreatgames Madden NFL 07: Be A Football Superstar - PS2 Game

Madden NFL 07: Be A Football Superstar - PS2 Game

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2023.06.01 11:48 LoccyDaBorg OneSaUCE theme pack - quick clarification?

I'm a bit vague on themes for OneSaUCE. Should I expect them to all work out of the box if I've installed the Core Pack and then selected game packages on top? At the moment, the only themes that seem to work are the Back to the Future one and what I perceive to be the default one (Luna).
I've looked at the themes pack for OneSaUCE over at, but just wanted to check that the instructions are still valid for the latest builds. I get the impression that a lot of the fixes that some of the archive pages sometimes mention for OneSaUCE get rolled into later builds anyway. The "One saUCE Themes Pack" page mentions an add-on pack fix, but that is full of references to old firmware, so if it's not right so I don't want to install on top and bork my nicely running system. That page also mentions that CoinOps and Renee sometimes don't work, which seems to jibe with what I'm seeing.
Also, can I be selective in what themes I grab? I've not got a load of space left on my USB stick...
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2023.06.01 11:38 Weird-Stuff-6172 BIOS issues

Mobo Asus Tuf Gaming B550, processor amd ryzen 5 5500, storage Samsung 1tb 980 pro ssd, M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0, NVMe, 70
I have a few issues. said that my cpu might be incompatible with my motherboard(if it has an older bios) which if it was, I could just upgrade, however when starting up the pc for the first time, the BIOS window popped up and my cpu was detected, it even said the temperature of the cpu, I would assume that this means the BIOS version is new enough, but could it be that the BIOS is working witouth the cpu, do I have to update the BIOS?
Also, I accidently scraped a bunch of preapplied thermal paste off the cpu fan, so I should probably buy thermal paste and apply it right? My BIOS is showing my cpu temperature at 50-59C
Also, when I go to NVME configuration on my BIOS, the nvm stick I installed is not detected, the BIOS says no NVME device found, should I try to reinstall the NVME stick or is this fine? Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.01 11:37 dublin20 I am interested in understanding why Windows won't let me reset a notebook

I hope that I do not fall too much into a rant here in this post, but I am slowly falling away from faith.
I have currently reinstalled a relatively new laptop. Since the hard drive was partitioned and I wanted to make it one again before selling it, I had to reinstall Windows of course because between the system partition and the second partition is always the recovery partition.
Anyway, reinstallation went quickly, since the laptop has an Optane disk, I needed of course the required driver, also had to pull me the WiFi driver on the stick so that I can install after installation also this to pull updates. Everything went through so far well.
Well, now I want to fully reset the laptop for sale. After all, the existing updates and drivers remain installed on the system, so the new user doesn't have to be particularly tech-savvy to install drivers and such after a complete reinstall.
I'll be honest, I've done this several times in the last 6 months. My old laptop and that of a friend. Exactly the same procedure. So I start the PC reset, first a "local reinstall". After restarting Windows starts in the "Startup Options" from here but I can not really do anything, actually I expected that now the reinstallation process, as known, starts automatically? After I choose "Turn off PC" and start it again: "Problem resetting PC" and "No changes made".
Well, maybe the recovery image is defective, so once checked via the "cloud reinstallation", and after 50% download, the preparation starts and then immediately fails and says only "problem resetting the PC". No error message, what the problem is or whatever.
I wonder now honestly and really how it can be that you can not reset a PC?
I have tried all the solutions that I know and are known from the Internet: dism, sfc scan. Everything reports back that everything is working fine. All updates are installed. Everything as always.
So I have only a few options left now:
The laptop is currently not sold yet. That means the "buyer" does not exist yet. And since I do not assume that every buyer has a clue, and just want to start in his new Windows laptop remains for me otherwise:
Now seriously: it is the attempt to reset a PC. How can that be that there is not even a relevant error message for troubleshooting? I'll be honest with you, I'm tired of this trash and do not understand why something so simple must be so incredibly complex and that one feels everything is done for it to happen like this.
With any reinstallation, installation or updates, I've always had bad experiences on the Windows side:
I find it interesting, especially because I partly develop programs exclusively for this platform, you would think I would have a clue about it, but I actually have absolutely no plan (and also no desire) anymore.
So please Reddit, please techsupport, what the hell is going on and how can I reset this damn PC?
Many thanks and apologies for the possibly harsh tone,
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2023.06.01 11:32 _Reyne Reddit going the route of tumblr. See you all I'm the metaverse I guess 🤷

Seriously though, is there ANY chance Boost goes open source so we can install it and use our own API keys? That would really fucking stick it to Reddit if 10s of thousands of people all started using individual API keys to keep accessing the apps we like. This also circumvents the NSFW issue.
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2023.06.01 11:23 WaveOfWire One Hell Of A Vacation - Chapter 87

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“Are you sure about this?” Comms called through the short-wave, Willin’s headset crackling only slightly louder than the pouring rain. It was distorted and covered the timbre of his voice, but it worked.
He checked the batteries on his guns, both pistol and rifle topped off. The pistol was secured into the holster on his hip, the rifle slung across his chest over the heat-plate designed to dissipate any plasma that might hit it. His armour wouldn’t do the best against kinetic armaments—it was never designed to go against a railgun—but military personnel were rarely given those anyway. Too inefficient.
“As sure as I can be,” he replied, checking his harness. Two spare batteries, four ration packs, water, the transmitter that fed into his headset, some assorted tools for unlikely scenarios, and a knife tucked into his boot. The footwear was typically used for traversing hostile environments or boarding operations—the material thick and cumbersome—but it worked just fine for him. He had gotten used to wearing it.
He opted not to bother with the helmet. It would limit his senses in a place like this, the EW field making even the most basic function disorienting. Tech adjusted the physical scope on her rifle, though her favourite weapons were the two Compact Anti-personnel and Rapid Discharge systems she had attached to her hips—the CARDs being designed to switch between rapid-shot clusters to suppress a wide area, and a single-fire mode better suited to more precise requirements. The larger weapon was mostly for show—there was hardly a reason to carry an Anti-Material Rifle to begin with—but it didn’t hurt to counter possible armour.
The purple-furred female’s true weaponry rested both on and under her armour, her augments and the equipment linked to them making her a mobile Electronic Warfare platform. Though much of her abilities would be limited in scope here, she was still more than capable of supporting him. He would be relying on her to dissuade any action against them, as well as using her modifications to keep them in the loop.
She looked like an oddly-coloured female, but she was closer to a walking EMP and scanner rolled into one.
“Short-wave is stable, if a bit distorted,” Willin continued, flicking some of the water off his fur. “Tech will try to keep the signal clean, but no promises. Comms, Nav, you two are keeping the craft warm and ready.”
“Understood, Leader,” Nav replied, their androgynous voice warbling slightly. “Estimated time-frame?”
“Long enough for you two to figure out the ration-packets.”
Comms laughed over the headset. “Nav would rather lick the floors.”
“Just don’t get too distracted with each other while we’re gone,” Willin teased through his smirk, Tech rolling her eyes at him.
“The same could be said for you, Leader. Don’t get too caught up making ‘friends’ with the locals.”
“Or Tech,” Nav added dryly. Their tone hovering between annoyance at the jibes regarding Comms and Nav’s occasional fling, and amusement at the suggestion Tech was interested in pursuits of the flesh with the crew at all. She might be, but she had a habit of dropping the thermostat of whichever room belonged to whoever made the comment, so it was safer to just assume she was off-limits.
“Cold room,” Tech responded casually as she adjusted her audio interface, Nav sighing loud enough for it to be picked up. Comms laughed in a way that suggested he was thankful for Tech’s assistance in ensuring Nav would be seeking a warm bed for the moon. Willin shook his head, hoping that they didn’t need to extract in any particular hurry.
It was easier to get in the air when your two remaining crew weren’t otherwise occupied.
“Batteries green. Supplies green. Short-wave sufficient,” he reported, receiving confirmations from Tech. “Operation is to establish communication with local Grand Hunter and receive compliance, information on other packs, and facilitate reintroduction to structure.”
“Alternative is to report pack as non-compliant and pursue other Grand Hunters,” Tech added, repeating what they went over earlier. “My augments are heavily limited, but we should be able to deal with it.”
“Are you sure that you two can manage hostilities?” Comms asked, his voice faltering slightly. Though they had been assigned to the scout craft at random, they had grown rather close as a unit over their time. If it wasn’t for the professional obligations prohibiting it, they might have all decided to move into a den together—they were that intimately familiar with each other. As it was, they would likely be reassigned to serve elsewhere after their current mission was complete.
Such was the life of those like them.
“Tech has more equipment under her fur than our ship has installed—weakened or not,” Willin assured the male. He shot a pointed look at the female. “She’s also under direct order to return in the event things become too dangerous. Alone, if required.”
Tech scowled, but nodded anyway. Comms grunted their understanding. “Leader?”
A moment of pause. “Nothing. Come back, okay?”
“Will do my best, Comms. Nav, keep an eye on him.”
“It will be done, Leader. Stay safe.”
He placed a paw to his headset, hovering over the button to cut the transmission. “You too.”
“Ready to go?” Tech asked, slinging her AMR over her back and re-securing her CARDs. Willin double checked his auxiliary equipment, hoping that he didn’t need to use any of it. Nodding, he gestured for her to follow, the two leaving behind the craft to slip into the woods.
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“Something up?” he asked, raising a brow at Tech. The female was fidgety, restless and scanning their surroundings more than required. She might have heard something, but the thunderous hiss of rain drowned out most everything—it was part of the reason they waited for it.
She wore a reluctant expression, her eyes flickering to the silver and gold trees for a moment. “Prox’ is going wild.”
“Proximity sensor effected?” he queried, feeling the weight of his weapons tug on his body. Tech nodded.
“It’s weak. I think the ‘spike is messing with it—along with everything else—but it’s reporting…a lot.”
She shook her head, a paw twitching over a CARD. “Not until we go past them.”
He joined her in looking around, shaking off water uselessly. “Wildlife?”
“This stealthy?”
Willin shrugged. “The message mentioned that it was different.”
“Details would have been nice,” she grumbled in return, waving her paw to get him moving again, though she kept one on her weapon.
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“Visual,” he reported, lowering the rifle from his shoulder. “Anything?”
Tech shook her head, still on a swivel. “Prox’ is still lit up, but at this point it might be less distracting to shut it off.”
“Keep it. Rather have it telling us things are around all the time than miss something big because we got annoyed.”
She sighed, tapping her audio interface twice to change the song she had playing. “What do you see?”
“Low fences, but dense buildings. Lots of traffic despite the weather. Looks like they’re used to it. Think they know we’re here?”
“Doubt it. Gear?”
He shouldered his weapon to look through the scope. “No guns, but lots of melee. Armour seems to be a mix of leather and metal. Can’t say what kind.”
Tech pulled her AMR to look, Willin shifting to keeping lookout. “No guns…” She shot him a look. “I’m not sure if that’s reassuring, or worrying.”
He shrugged. “The less I need to get shot at with, the better.”
“The goal is to not give them reason to.”
“Well, I can’t be perfect all the time.”
Tech laughed, the banter easing her nerves. “You’d have to start, Leader.”
With a roll of his eyes, he patted her shoulder with the back of his paw. “Let’s get moving. Diplomacy doesn’t do itself.”
The purple-furred female sighed, likely biting back another quip as she nodded.
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It went better than expected. So far, anyway.
They had approached the settlement proper, received what could be described as a ‘lukewarm’ welcome, then were told to follow several Lilhuns donning black leather and far too many daggers. Their escorts kept a close eye on the guns that they brought, but no one had made any comments about them yet. It was encouraging, but also worrying.
“Still nothing?” he muttered, quiet enough to not be heard by the others, but loud enough for Tech. She seemed hesitant, glancing over to one of the taller structures as they passed through, but gave a subtle shrug.
“Static is messing with my augments,” she grumbled. “Could be none, could be a few snipers. I can’t tell.”
He exhaled heavily. It was a bit of a blessing that her modifications were working at all, but it was easy enough to see that she felt bare without all the little tweaks she had gotten used to.
Willin never actually got the chance to learn all the tricks she was capable of—it was against policy to ask and she never saw fit to talk about it—but of the ones he did know; her proximity sensor, jammer, and ship integration were her favourites.
It was hard to board her ship if she knew where you were, locked up your gun, then spaced the room you were in, all without closing her game. He was pretty sure she was disappointed that she had only gotten to do that once.
“New ones, the Grand Hunter will see you soon,” an escort informed them as they drew near the Atmospheric Entry Craft that acted as a den for the one they were here to meet. They didn’t know the name yet, nor were they given the chance to do more than say why they were there. He had gotten as far as saying he was from the United Military before the people welcoming them scurried off to get someone else.
He busied himself by inspecting the buildings leading up to the AEC, some being a respectable three floors. Newer constructions seemed to differ in method, the beams a charred ashen colour rather than the same odd silver wood. Why they had elected to burn the materials, he didn’t know, but it seemed to be what they decided to do.
A surprising amount of the population carried a curved stick over their shoulder, the ends tied together by a string. Some attached lengths of a similar material to their leathers, one end made with a small loop as it dangled. The catch they carried to what looked to be a hunter’s lodge suggested it was used during their hunting, but he couldn’t fathom how.
Dragging his attention from the crowd, he eyed the large shuttle.
The massive main doors looked to have been damaged, though a structure had been attached since, leaving the stuck-open entrance to seem less like the result of a hard landing. The gentle hum of the internal power generation was absent, the required energy for what was still working being drawn from large solar panels that had been installed into skylights in the ceiling. The cloud-laden weather dimmed the light that illuminated the inside, but it was serviceable enough. Whatever power was produced, it was being funnelled somewhere that wasn’t servicing the majority of the craft.
Wide halls were populated by Lilhuns and spotted with doorways, the majority propped open since they were programmed to shut in the event of a power outage, lest explosive decompression eject whomever was occupying the room—along with anyone nearby in the hallway, should they be so unlucky.
It was customized, that much was obvious. Several rooms that would have been sparsely populated with anything other than beds were instead modified into training rooms and gyms. Densely packed barracks contrasted against large storage areas filled with various goods, pelts and metal weapons lining various shelves. Newer accommodations had been installed for more of those curved staffs, smaller pointed sticks stacked in piles nearby.
They progressed deeper and deeper into the confines of the shuttle, the common sight of the local pack trickling away, none seeming to have business this far in. Gruffer and more observant Lilhuns became the only people they saw while the hallways narrowed into tighter quarters, what might have fit cargo vehicles now only allowing a few shoulder widths, doorways becoming less common. The wary eyes and darkened clothing paired with the occasional dyed fur of those they passed—black seeming to be the dominant colour.
“In here,” an escort grunted, jabbing their jaw towards an isolated door. A paw was held out as they tried to step forward. “Weapons.”
Tech’s paw twitched towards one of her CARDs, the act of Willin relinquishing his pistol and rifle stopping her from snapping it into rapid-fire and burning the air with plasma. She glared at him for a few seconds before doing the same, the escort smirking.
“You will have them returned. The Grand Hunter is not so desolate as to pilfer the possessions of those who come merely to speak.”
He wasn’t worried about it. The guns were coded to them and Tech could fry them if it came down to it. Well, he wasn’t sure if she could do it with the warp-spike messing with things, but the lock should be enough. The knife in his boot went unnoticed, so it wasn’t like he was completely unarmed anyway.
Tech followed suit, subtly glaring at him the whole time. He shrugged, there wasn’t much they could do about it. They were the ones seeking an audience with the most influential person here.
Satisfied, the escort pulled the door open, the quiet whirring of the unpowered servos accenting the air. They revealed a larger office adorned with little but the most base necessity, a wood and steel desk covered in papers, a chair seeming to be the only extravagant item within—though it was purely for the ergonomics, rather than any aesthetic reason—and the male sat upon it was leafing through a collection of documents while twirling an orange needle-like object in his paw.
The distinct lack of any guards to protect the Grand Hunter was surprising, but that took a back seat to the owner of the room.
Dark grey fur, a clouded eye that retained its sharpness, scars peeking beyond the confines of his leather clothing—the thick hides sporting metal scales sewn onto them. An ear flicked in their direction, the membrane cut at several points. He placed down his papers, leaning forward in his chair as he clasped his paws on the desk, a friendly smile donned that failed to convey anything but malice.
“Greetings, new ones,” the male offered in a cheery tone, the low rumble and gravelled texture of his voice carrying both humour and curiosity. He focused on Tech for a moment, his eyes narrowing over the affable expression before he regarded both of them equally. He gestured to the seating opposite of his desk some small distance away. Close enough to meet, yet far enough that it was made abundantly clear who was in charge.
Willin bowed his head politely, walking the distance and sitting where he was provided. Tech followed suit after a brief hesitation, her unfocused eyes snapping to him with frustration. His raised brow was met with a longer blink—her augments were reporting something that made no sense again.
“Now then,” the dark grey-furred male said, moving some of the documents on his desk to a stack. “What might bring you to me?”
“Forgive me, Grand Hunter…” Willin opened, prodding for a name.
The male simply maintained his attentive posture instead of providing. Willin adjusted his sleeve and decided it was more important to continue than dig for information that he could get by asking anyone who lived in the settlement.
“As for why we’re here; we represent the United Military, responding to a distress call. We have forwarded the request and were tasked with ascertaining the state of affairs before the fleets arrive to assist.”
The Grand Hunter nodded. “Yes, that much I could have surmised from your clothing alone.”
Tech raised a brow as the dark green-furred soldier forced a smile. “Of course. More specifically, we would like to speak with you about what you know of the others of your station, as well as discuss the reintegration of your pack.”
The smile of the grey-furred male widened. “You wish to make a deal?”
Tech’s gaze flickered to several points in the room, her brow furrowing as she jettisoned a huff in frustration. Willin took a moment to consider his plan of action, nodding when he didn’t see the harm.
“I believe we can come to an arrangement. Within reason, of course.”
The Grand Hunter chuckled as the needle he was playing with disappeared at a flick of his wrist. “Of course, of course. Deal, agreements, arrangements, contracts.” The emphasis on the final item tickled something in the back of Willin’s mind. “Itemize it. What do you seek of me? It is rather disorganized to ask without quantifying, no? So…messy.”
“We want information on the other packs. Who leads them, number of members, where their settlements are,” Tech stated tersely, ignoring the disapproving glance Willin gave. “We also need to work on integrating those packs back into the UM—preferably with yourself setting precedent.”
The male’s face grew thoughtful. “As well as forgiveness, though that will cost quite the amount.”
Willin frowned. “Forgiveness? For not knowing your name?”
The Grand Hunter returned a blank stare, a dangerous grin spreading slowly. “Tell me, new ones, do you know of Avalon?”
Tech’s face hardened, her answer slow and cautious. “We do, though only through description.”
The male’s voice fell low. Quiet, yet powerful. His elbows on the table suddenly felt like a far greater threat than any armament. “Do you know the debt your superiors have incurred?”
“I don’t believe we have even had the chance to introduce ourselves,” Willin interjected, noticing Tech’s discomfort, her eyes darting around the room nervously.
“You need not,” the Grand Hunter remarked smugly. “You are forbidden from giving your names, no? Locked behind titles of station, merged and scattered at the whims of your masters. Soldiers who do not exist, yet sit within my office.”
Tech pawed for a CARD, forgetting that she had been disarmed at the door. Willin felt the weight of his knife pull on his boot. The male chuckled as he leaned back in his chair.
“But, given that you did not flee, I will give the benefit of the doubt regarding the debt. Though, it will make offering you more than your lives difficult.”
“What debt?” Willin pressed, receiving a flippant wave of the male’s paw.
“It matters not. I have more pressing matters than hearing why I should join the ranks of that which I supersede.”
“Matters such as?”
The Grand Hunter raised a brow. “You are being given the opportunity to leave whole, new one. I advise you to accept.”
Willin shook his head, ignoring Tech’s pointed look. “We need information. From the message we received, not everyone is as well off as you, and we intend to amend that. What can we trade for it?”
The male clasped his paws over his stomach, passively humouring them. “What do you offer? You may seek the details of the others, but I am not inclined to merely supply it.”
“Supplies, priority cooperation when the UM arrives.”
A chortle sounded out. “We are self sufficient. Such matters little.”
“Is there anything you would want?”
The Grand Hunter smirked, placing a paw on the table as the other produced another needle—this one a more yellow hue, the specifics of its shape blurring as it spun between his claws. “Your superiors asked me a favour. Data. How far could they push the Lilhun body before ligaments broke, the mind following shortly after? How twisted can we shape the psyche of kits?”
The temperature of the room seemed to chill, a twitch of the male’s lips pulling his muzzle into a slight snarl.
“They sought my kit to participate, after a time. Unfortunately, her will aligned—despite my reservations. In return, she would be wiped from the records. Ephemeral, never having existed to begin with. Never suffering the whims of those who became drunk on sending my Blades to their end, never finding their other.” The gravel to his voice turned to broken glass. “Yet your betters violated the agreement. Broke the contract. They pulled her into your service, hid the fact from me, and had the gall to fabricate a story to coincide. Were it not for a particular series of favours I was owed, I would have been still planet-side in our system instead of here.”
The dark grey-furred male smirked, his demeanour relaxing. “It seems she has found what she sought. Without need for my meddling, at that. A shame, really. I had several competent males selected—those who could wield what she had become. Those who might give her what her blood-mother failed to gain.” He paused for a moment, a fraction of longing piercing through the scarred exterior. “Regardless, all I would have wanted has been gained. She is content, and I am crafting that which shall accept her when she is ready. Your military will only muddy that which I have achieved, were they to dig their claws into my work.”
“Their actions are separate from ours,” Willin countered, thankful that the impending conflict had seemingly resolved itself.
“Grand Hunter,” Tech addressed the male, an eye flicking to the ceiling for a fraction. “We were able to see that there are a fair number of settlements, but we need the information to do our job.”
“And your task would interfere with my own,” the grey-furred male reiterated, a polite—if bored—expression returned.
“What if we could ensure that it didn’t?”
The disinterest in the male’s eyes slipped into curiosity. “You seek to trade sovereignty for information? You hold such power?”
“We do,” Willin confirmed, surprised that Tech would offer. “Though you would be disregarding the support of the United Military, we could arrange an agreement of territory on this planet. It’s not as if we could populate the entirety of it within several of our lifetimes anyway.”
The Grand Hunter stared, each moment more uncomfortable than the last. Eventually, he smirked. “Information and the disregarding of the sins your betters inflicted upon me, for sovereignty…and a singular favour.”
“Indeed,” he replied confidently, reaching into his desk to produce writing implements and paper. “You see, my kit has pledged herself to someone of curiosity. I thought him worthless. Weak. Yet he has performed a duty befitting her Sheath, and I suppose I should reward it.”
Scribbling ceased, impeccable penmanship crafting a contract that was slid forward on the tabletop. He continued after gesturing for Willin to approach.
“Seek him last, give him what information you have gathered, then heed his request,” the male said through his smirk. “I do so look forward to seeing what becomes of it.”
The dark green-furred male perused the document, stipulations and all finely articulated, as if the Grand Hunter lived and breathed transaction. A few points needed to be addressed, mostly possible abuse cases within the fine print, but it was surprisingly fair. There was some worry about the otherwise excessive cost of breaking the contract, but Willin figured that it would be reasonable enough considering the circumstances.
Signing, he gestured Tech to do the same as a witness, the two of them representing the UM for all intents and purposes. It was hardly the first time they had made agreements like this, though trading such a large area on a planet they held no prior influence on was a first.
The Grand Hunter confirmed the terms and conditions with them one last time, smiling when they both nodded.
“Good! Now, for what you seek.” The male rummaged through a few drawers, producing a series of papers that were lined over the desk towards them. “The non-aggression treaty, as well as what my Blades have observed from their scouting.”
Willin read over each, the documents sorted by Grand Hunter, then by who they had under them. His brow raised at a few reports, but questions could wait. The male seemed happy to let them read, so he wanted to take advantage of it. Tech scanned over everything when Willin was done, her augments allowing her to commit the information to a digital memory for future reference back on the ship.
“There are quite a few names marked with this,” Tech noted aloud, pointing to a symbol next to several of the Grand Hunters and their extended packs. The grey-furred male nodded.
“Those have been eliminated or subsumed.”
Willin frowned, parsing the documents again. Mi’low, Toril, and a few others were designated as such. Looking through, only about four seemed to be free of the distinction. He looked questioningly to the male, a grin returned with a separate stack of paper, titled with a single name.
The notation was rather dense, though not in information that Willin was expecting. Instead of settlements or High and Low Hunters, it was laden with mentions of those belonging to the previously marked Grand Hunters. His eyes widened as he connected the dots.
“Hasen is trying to be a Master Hunter.”
“Correct,” the male confirmed cheerily. “He is integrating other packs into his command and eliminating those who refuse. It has become quite an issue as of late.”
Though Grand Hunters could be assigned the moniker by owning territory and a willing pack—assuming they have the force required to defend it—a Master Hunter must own magnitudes more. It was typically achieved by integrating Grand Hunter packs and their subservients through mutual benefit, but taking it by force was a lesser used method.
Given that he had already either taken or purged several, it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to assume he would press it to include here.
Willin heard Tech curse under her breath, their promise of sovereignty obligating them to interfere. To allow a member of the military—stranded or not—free action against the grey-furred male’s territory would be the same as endorsing it, now that they were aware. It would be hostility by the UM in all but name, and the consequences that had seemed somewhat extreme before now hung over their heads like an executioner’s axe.
A dark, deep chuckle broke the two of them out of thought. “Contracts, new ones,” the Grand Hunter started, a cold Void pooling in his eyes, “are not to be thought trivial. Do not break them.”
“It was a trap,” Tech snarled, jabbing a claw at the report in her paw. “You set us up.”
“Did I?” the male asked innocently. “You offered self-governance, non-interference, and non-aggression.”
“You withheld information!”
The Grand Hunter smiled, a shiver sent down Willin’s spine. “You agreed without doing proper research.”
Willin held a paw out to stop Tech from storming the male. “The contract is signed, Tech.”
“It’s invalid!” she snarled at him, receiving a cold look in return.
“Do you want to be the one to tell command that we allowed damn near genocide of a crew we were here to assist, just because we were too stubborn to adhere to an agreement?” he countered calmly. “This ‘Hasen’ is wiping almost a year's worth of survival, botanical, and every other specialized knowledge gained, just because he wants to control a section of a planet. This doesn’t change anything, it just means we know what we’re going into.”
“I like him,” the Grand Hunter opined with a grin. “He sees the value that my proposition offers.”
“What’s stopping us from just tearing up the contract right now and leaving you to your fate?” Tech barked.
“Your companions in your craft—quite the ship, might I add—would be a notable starting point.”
The two of them paused, eyes widened. The dark grey-furred male laughed again.
“Your proximity sensor has been reporting since you landed, no?” he asked, pointing to the equipment on Tech’s harness. “It must have been rather vexing, yes? Is it the warp-spike? Is it some army of the unknown? The uncertainty of never confirming what it tells you. The whispers of doubt that follow.”
“I’m surprised you recognized what it was,” Willin replied with a level tone. He didn’t like where this was going. The male offered a smile.
“Wildlife here is especially elusive. Skittish. Ceasing all motion while predators are near and silencing themselves.” Tech and Willin exchanged a glance as the male waved a paw dismissively. “It makes for rather intensive training for my Blades. To hunt without disturbing them. My kit was a natural in such regard, but others have slowly approached such a threshold.”
He folded his paws on the desk. “Your ship is currently being observed by them now, weaponry trained on the defences you thought so adequate. Surely you noticed the lack of guns, yes?”
“The distress message mentioned the lack of them was due to how urgent evacuation was,” Willin added cautiously.
“Yes, quite. I made sure to lock the armouries after taking enough to establish my power,” the male confirmed with a half-shrug. “Among those were rifles not dissimilar to the rifle that the purple one there brought with her.” He leaned back in his chair. “Sufficient to pierce the hull and whoever occupies the space behind it, no?”
Tech’s eyes unfocused, snapping to Willin with a fear behind them. The Grand Hunter spun his quill, unconcerned by the events.
“Your short-wave has been temporarily disabled. You can not warn them.”
“Threatening us to compliance?” Willin asked without emotion to his tone. He needed to keep things from escalating.
“Ensuring you understand the consequences of your actions,” the male replied plainly. “When one barters with Avalon, know that breaching such is grounds for death. Of you, and whoever I need to send with you.”
“They didn’t sign this,” Tech argued, kept in line by Willin’s demeanour.
“But you did,” the Grand Hunter returned coldly. “Honour your signature, or regret such in the Void.”
Tech took an enraged step forward, stopped when her throat pressed against a dagger that was slipped in from behind. Willin felt the pressure of a knife to his own.
“Patience, new ones.”
“You took advantage of the interference to sneak assassins into the room?” Willin noted.
“No, my Blades were always here,” the male refuted lazily, nodding at Tech. “She noticed, but was unable to trust what her equipment told her.” He chortled for a moment. “Quite the annoyance, proximity sensors. I feel rather blessed to have the warp-spike rendering them little more than meaningless noise.”
“So this is it? You kill us now, our friends when they refuse to cooperate, then steal what we brought?”
The pressure on his neck faded with a wave of the male’s paw, the assassins being nowhere to be seen.
“Of course not!” the Grand Hunter exclaimed, his voice returning to its affable cadence. “You now know how futile it is to go against me. Fear not, I see no merit in hindering you. As long as you honour your portion of the contract, I will honour mine. It is a certainty that Avalon was founded on.”
Tech rubbed her neck, glancing questioningly at Willin. He gave the male a wary glance, but closed his eyes to concede. They were just going to get everyone killed if they tried to back out of something they had already agreed to.
“Then we have come to an understanding,” the dark grey-furred male announced happily. “As a show of faith, do you have any questions where I might provide clarity?”
The two soldiers glanced at each other, Tech begrudgingly giving Willin the floor. He gestured to the smallest stack of papers. “Who is this? There’s next to nothing about him. Are you withholding information against your contract?”
The Grand Hunter smirked. “That, new ones, is all I could gather from my Blades.”
“You have Lilhuns disappearing in the room a moment after holding a knife to our throats, and they couldn’t scout a settlement?”
“Isn’t it interesting?”
“Enthralling,” Tech commented dryly. The male tapped a claw against his head.
“Think, new ones. What might render my Blades little more than a mild inconvenience?”
Willin’s eyes narrowed. “Other Blades? Better Blades?”
The dark grey-furred male held an expectant smile. “None have been seen, save for my kit.”
“Your kit’s mate is the Grand Hunter? I don’t see one Blade deterring this many,” he admitted, flicking through the pages. Overt, covert, and disguised. None got very far.
“Thus why I believe the male is owed a favour,” the Grand Hunter explained. “I gave them four Blades as a gift. They have become more.” A predatory look of elation cracked through the veneer. “There exists no better Sheath than a Blademaster. Let alone one who surpasses my methods. If she is to succeed me, I would rather no other to accompany her.”
“Says here that he’s an alien,” Willin noted aloud, trying not to voice his surprise. “I’m skeptical.”
“Oh, please do be. It will make hearing about what he asks of you that much more amusing.”
“Any ideas what he might look for from us?” Tech spat, still irritated.
“Oh, I might have an idea,” the male answered cryptically, sliding a small tablet of silver wood across the desk. Willin picked it up to inspect it, two foreign scripts scratched into the surface. With a questioning glance, the Grand Hunter nodded, Willin stashing the tablet into a pouch. “He seeks that which others might not, for reasons as foreign as he himself is. I have little doubt that something related to that trinket will be his wish.”
“Then why visit him last?” the purple-furred female pressed.
“Because it will influence his decision.”
“Which is enough reason for us,” Willin declared with a warning scowl at Tech. She held his gaze before looking away in annoyance.
“Then our meeting is finished,” the male announced, gesturing to the door. It opened, the whirring of servos giving way to the distant ambient chatter of the hallway. Two of the black leather-clad escorts entered the room and awaited them.
“Is there anything we should know that may have not made it to the report about him?” Willin asked before leaving, turning naught but an ear for the response.
The Grand Hunter hummed for a moment. “Do mind your manners surrounding his kit,” he offered. “Or do not, it matters little to me if you survive past honouring the agreement.”
Tech stopped at the doorway, glaring at the male as Willin exited. “We never did get your name.”
His brows raised in interest. “You saw my signature.”
“I would rather hear it from you,” she insisted coolly.
A toothy smile spread over the male’s muzzle. “Grand Hunter Trill; Blademaster of Avalon, Sire of Phantom, and—if I remember correctly—the Weighted Scale, Aspect of Balance.”
“’May he who barter with the Void fear its ire,’” she recited, conviction in her words.
“’Yet he who uphold bathes in its blessing,’ yes,” Grand Hunter Trill replied with a knowing look. “Consider it, new one. To be crushed under the obligations you fail to upkeep, or revel in that which you covet. Do be warned; though I let you and your party leave—” his eye gained a sharp edge. “You are never beyond my influence.”
“May the sun treat you well, Grand Hunter,” she replied tersely, spinning on her pad to leave. Willin glanced back as he waited for her to pass him, seeing nothing but the door closing behind her.
Their weapons were returned, each in the same state as they were confiscated, save for a familiar knife. He scowled as he shifted his footing to reveal that the comforting weight had been removed from his boot. He begrudgingly accepted the blade, tucking it back into the sheath as the Lilhun smirked at him, his mirth at the dark green-furred male’s displeasure evident.
They were escorted out of the shuttle, a pause afforded long enough for Willin to flick up his hood before they continued to the outermost edge of the settlement. As soon as they were outside of the fence, their escorts turned and quickly faded into the buildings.
A crackle came over the headset.
“Leader! Tech! We thought something may have happened,” Comms shouted into the earpiece, genuine worry coating his words.
“Were you unsuccessful?” Nav added, the sound of a small distance between speaker and microphone suggesting they were sharing.
Willin adjusted the strap of his rifle and started walking, Tech following after a lingering glance at the settlement. “We got what we came for, but it might have cost us.”
“It was simply a meeting, no?” Comms asked to clarify.
“If you can call being strung along by an Aspect ‘simple,’ then yes,” Tech growled.
“Balance,” Willin provided through a sigh. “Weighted Scale.”
“Receive your heart’s desire at a heavy sacrifice,” Nav commented after a moment, likely referencing something. “What did you give them?”
“Sovereignty and a favour to be paid out to another Grand Hunter.”
“That does not seem too unreasonable,” Comms voiced curiously.
“We’ll talk about it when we get back. I have a feeling that the hole was dug too deep to see the bottom quite yet.”
“There’s a battle brewing,” Tech notified the crew, adjusting her audio interface. For once, it was completely silent. “We got dragged into it.”
The short-wave fell silent.
“What do we do?” Comms questioned quietly, the crackle of the distortion pitching his voice slightly.
Willin snorted, exhaling slowly.
“We made a deal with Avalon, Comms. We honour the contract.”
A/N: Folded and made a patreon. You can do the thing there, but i don't have anything to offer. Gonna move the rare AI Gen character art to it though, since it's the best i can offer.
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2023.06.01 10:30 perceptualmotion roofers did such a poor job i dont want them back in for repairs

Sorry for the long post.
We have an issue with our roof that we have recently had refurbished by a roofer, full refurbishment with new tiles, felts, insulation, and repair of all the rafters over the whole roof. Immediately after completion and signoff from our Architect I felt like they had done poor job. Peeking into the crawl space I could see that there were cut-offs of timber and insulation left just lying around on the ceiling. I took down a small patch of the ceiling as a peek hole so I could visually inspect and I could immediately see that the insulation was patchy and in spots I could see the glass-fibre from the gulley through the insulation which inevitably, when there is 2 degree water in the gulley and 20 degree air in the house and no insulation between, will lead to condensation.
We are doing a large renovation on the property and in the process of that the ceiling had to come down and it immediately has become clear that they did a terrible job. Our new builders (for the larger scope of the renovation) have said it looks really poor with the new rafters bearing on the old rafters (some of which are in a poor state) rather than the brick walls, our structural engineer has said it's structurally unsound and needs repairs to the structure to remedy this. In less than a year since completion, it has already sprung 3 leaks. In addition the insulation has been fitted incorrectly with gaps between the insulation and the rafters of about 10 cm in many places, and there are drainage issues.
As they did such a terrible job we are not really keen on having them back in to repair but rather want to clean slate and just start from scratch and rebuild the whole roof (which was what we had bought originally but as a layman reading a quote is difficult). Our concern is that if we let them come back in they'll just patch up the obvious issues and the remaining issues that we cannot see will manifest in the next 10 years and we'll need to redo it anyway. We feel like we're peeling a rotten onion where every layer we peel back, we discover multiple new issues that will cause problems down the road. I understand the normal procedure is to let them repair so we are wondering what our options are in terms of recouping some of the cost that we have sunk into this. We understand small claims is the route but don't know if we have any leg to stand on in terms of really not wanting the original roofers back in. We've tried to reach out to some legal professionals but so far cannot find anyone that will entertain a conversation around such a small amount.
Appreciate any advice.
EDIT: Sorry, this is in England!
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2023.06.01 09:25 newyorkpiano PianoDisc Installation Polyester Piano finish repair

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2023.06.01 09:17 AffectionateDate7363 Game Crashing in SB [Air Fatal Error: Exception]

Hello everyone, lately I’ve been having a problem playing air sim. It seems that upon launch, loading into a match, or open spawning my plane, the game crashes and always gives me FATAL ERROR: EXCEPTION. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled, cleared cache, verified install, clean installed my graphics drivers, everything , and it just doesn’t fix it. I am playing on pc, through the steam version in VR mode with an Oculus Quest 2 and X52 Pro flight stick. Any ideas?
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2023.06.01 08:47 yourpilotjag EHL TENDON LACERATION (FULL STORY)

INJURIES / TLDR: Deep laceration caused by glass. I severed the tendon, an artery, a large vein, and sensory nerves. The laceration was almost bone-deep; it cut through all layers of skin, fat, and muscle. I did not feel it happen. After noticing it, the sensation I felt was pressure. Slight burning, but mostly an ache. It's similar to stubbing your toe or dropping something on top of your foot.
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED: There was a glass vase on the floor. Ironically, I put it there so it wouldn't fall off the end table and shatter or if my dogs knocked it over it would topple onto the carpet. Yeah... about that. This story gets even more ridiculous 😆
I was expecting a DoorDash delivery of Jamba Juice. I had actually reordered because what I received earlier was super melted. Anyway, in my excitement I went to the door, looked through the peephole, and when I didn't see the delivery I must've spun around or maybe I was about to skip across my living room. I'm not 100% sure what laws of physics were involved here exactly but whatever I was doing there was momentum.
What I remember clearly is feeling the lip of the vase around my foot; I either knocked it over and my foot went inside it or I tripped and my foot went down and into the vase. I didn't feel the injury happen so I thought I had shaken it off my foot. I heard the glass shatter.
I didn't notice the injury until I stood up but I don't know if I fell down completely or I tripped but regained my balance and didn't fall.
Either way, it's evident that my foot was at an angle and my body weight caused the glass to basically impale me. If you see the second picture, that was immediately after it happened. I thought all that had happened was the layers of skin had been peeled back, kind of like the first incision a surgeon would make. I had no idea it was deep. I thought I'd gotten my foot out of the vase in time.
I'm sitting there on the floor, looking around for anything I can use to stop the bleeding. I couldn't stop the bleeding. The first inkling that this was bad was when I realized that, no, this just is actually a bowl and this bowl keeps filling with blood and spilling over. The carpet beneath my foot quickly became a satirated puddle you could splash in.
Then the DoorDash driver shows up. Well, sh*t. I want my smoothie. In the notes I said to just leave it at the door, but this guy was knocking. I felt weird doing this but I politely yelled, "You can leave it! Thank you! Will leave you a great review."
I crab walked to the door; I had my lower left leg crossed over my right one so I could keep the wound elevated but horizontal and stable, and grabbed my smoothie.
The adrenaline kicked in. I'm sweating, I'm nauseous, and I'm thinking to myself, "I'm glad I don't drive stick anymore," "Does one call 911 for this?" I was going to show my Pops property nearby (I'm a Realtor) so I texted him.
Together with an unknown neighbor, they carried me to my dad's car. To this day, there are still little blood droplet stains trailing from my front door, down the stairs, and all the way to my dad's car. I felt like royalty. Carry me, peasants.
Urgent care unwrapped the shirts I was using to cover the wound. Sadly, one of the shirts was my favorite. When they did this the bowl of blood that was my foot drained out on their floor. This was during COVID restrictions so gloves went on immediately, I felt awkward about that if they told me not to worry about it, it's okay. Several nurses came in, put those dog potty training pads all over the floor. The main doctor came in, wondering what the hustle and bustle was for. He took one look at the wound and said, "Whoa. So, we don't have the supplies necessary to stop the bleeding, figure out what's going on, or treat it. Go to the ER right away." Because you've severed an artery.
They did bandage my foot so that was nice. They still charged us $350 for a blue bandage, some gauze, and minutes of their time. I apologized for the massacre in their clinic. Fair is fair.
I go to the ER. I think my dad must've provided them with the urgent care receipt and explained what happened as I was taken back pretty quickly.
Heart rate was fast. Adrenaline still flowing. The pressure is now turning into a sharp ache. All in all, I was in the ER for 4-6 hours. They were busy. Had x-rays done. Got a tetanus shot.
One of the most part things I've ever experienced was the doctor that was showing a needle at different depths into the wound to numb it for stitches. You'll have to trust me on this one but I've got a great pain threshold. What took place on that evening had my white-knuckle gripping the arms on the hospital bed and shaking. My arms were sore afterward.
That doctor thought the tendon was only partially torn so he had a nurse put my lower leg in a split with my foot at a 90 degree angle so the ends of the tendon could grow back together. It wasn't 90 degrees enough for him so I had to go through that again.
He was rather aggressive cleaning the area prior to stitches, and he had me try and lift my ankle, lift my big toe, etc. It was doing this, IMO, that finally severed the tendon completely.
Look at PICTURE #1 and PICTURE #2. My toe hadn't dropped until the doctor was moving my foot, having me try to lift it, etc. So, I should've had surgery at 2 weeks but instead had CT scans at 2 weeks and surgery a MONTH later. Honestly, I wasn't upset.
The injury had already started forming scar tissue so during the surgery, the wound was completely re-opened.
I have thick adhesions now so I can't curl my toes and if I'm standing, I can't lift my big toe. The circulation is weird, too. my left foot is always MUCH colder than my right one. Occasionally, the adhesion feels tight and cramps. It's a sensation I feel along the full length of the tendon. It's bizarre considering we don't feel our tendons.
The most painful thing post-surgery was Day 2 and Day 3 anytime the medicine wore off. The only more painful was my mom's death.
The nerve damage is mostly on the top left of my foot. It doesn't hurt but if I touch it it the sensation is a weird buzzy, prickly feeling. The deeper nerve damage is one of the reasons I didn't feel the injury happen and perhaps why it wasn't as painful as it should've been.
From injury to being able to walk was two months. A "complete recovery" took 4 months. I was on crutches for 6-8 weeks and then a boot.
I had PT for a few weeks. I didn't have health insurance so it was $80 each time, lasted only half an hour so I stopped going. There was a lot of atrophy; my lower left leg was nearly half the normal size. I'm not a runway model but I've got a great walk; and then I didn't. It's back now.
It's been almost two years and I'm only just now able to stand on my tip toes and flex my calf muscle.
If anyone's interested, I can update this post and add progress pictures.
INJURIES: Severed the EHL tendon.
Goes from the knee, to the ankle, and then to the big toe. You need this tendon when you walk and it allows you to lift your foot up and down at the ankle.
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2023.06.01 08:00 Outside_Ad_9691 [Tinkers Construct 2/3] For those who didn't know: Tinkers Construct lets you get a lot of utility and usefulness out of just ordinary Stone.

When I play games, I sometimes try to make the strongest tools/armobuilds possible out of the cheapest materials possible. This is expecially useful early game, when you want to become very powerful very quickly and you don't have access to more expensive or rarer tools/weapons/armomaterials. This post will teach you how to do that with Tinkers Construct.
Now, there are two versions of Tinkers Construct that I've interacted with: Tinkers Construct 2 and Tinkers Construct 3. I've played lots of 1.12 modpacks, so TiCon 2 is what I'm most familiar with. In contrast, I've only just recently started playing newer modpacks (such as ones for 1.16 and 1.18) so I've only had a small exposure to TiCon 3 and am not as familiar with it. Anyway, let me start with Tinkers Construct 2:

Tinkers Construct 2 Stone Tips

Here are 5 powerful tips relating to Stone:

A final tip: When I build early game tools for Tinkers, here's how I like to build them: for my Pick, I like to Make it out of a Stone Pickaxe Head, Wood Tool Binding and Wood Tool Rod. In most modpacks, you Pickaxe starts out with 3 modifiers. What I like to do is use the first two Modifiers to apply the Diamond and Emerald traits. This shoots my durability up from slightly over 100 to just over 1,000. Then I use an Obsidian Sharpening Kit to max out its mining level. Finally, for the last Modifer, I apply Luck and try to get it up to Luck III. For my Shuriken (which is my preferred weapon when playing modded Minecraft, by the way), I also like to apply the Diamond, Emerald and Luck III modifiers (most modpacks I know have Shuriken have 3 Modifiers, but some let it only have 1; in that case, focus mainly on Luck III; Luck III requires a whopping 360 Lapis or 40 Lapis Blocks, but it's worth the effort). The materials I choose are the ones I outlined above: the first three blade are Wood, Stone and Pig Iron. I prefer the fourth one to be either Restonia, Cactus or Bone. You can attach a Nether Star to both your tools if you want, too, to apply the Soulbound trait. This makes them stay in your inventory upon death, and doesn't require a Modifier slot. Getting Nether Stars early game is usually quite difficult, but it depends on your particular modpack and/or your level of skill/bravery.
Another final tip: Obviously this Pickaxe mines relatively slowly, being made out of Stone and all. There are ways to circumvent this, however. For one, you can use Restone to add the Haste trait to your tool (not recommended, as I prefer to use my Modifier slots to add other useful traits to my Pickaxe; slower mining speed doesn't bother me anyway). Alternatively, you can use Veinminer or OreExcavation or FTB Ultimine. These let you mine large amounts of blocks, provided that they're connected and are made from the same material. VeinMiner or its equivalent are available in most modpacks, so if I'm mining Obsidian, I can just hold down the button I assigned to OreExcavation/VeinMineetc., and when I break the Obsidan block, the other Obsdian blocks near it come up as well. this saves a lot of time and makes up for the slow mining speed. That's why when I play most modpacks, having slow mining speed usually doesn't bother me.
Those are all the tips I had for TiCon 2. Now, on to TiCon 3:

Note: Here's how I would build my ultimate early game Pickaxe. First, like I said above, I would choose a Stone (sorry, Rock) Pickaxe Head. Then I would make both the Tool Bind and Rod out of Pig Iron. Next, I would maximize my durability; like I said above, I would try to add both Diamond and Emerald Modifiers, if I can get my hands of some Nehterite early somehow. Finally, I would maximize my Luck. All TiCon 3 Tools/Weapons (except for Rose Gold, which has more) have 2-3 Modifier slots (which we just used up), and 1 Ability slot, which we haven't used yet. Luck is considered an Ability, now. Luck still has three levels, but the materials needed are more expensive/rare (you still need some Lapis, but now you need more than that). Luck (1st level) requires, on a tool/weapon (because TiCon 3 has armor too, which has a different recipe for Luck), a blue flower (a Blue Orchid or a Cornflower), 2 Copper Ingots and 2 Lapis Blocks. Luckier (level 2) requires a Golden Carrot, two Gold Ingots and two Ender Pearls. And finally, Luckiest (the third and final level) requires two Rose Gold Ingots, a Diamond, a Name Tag and a Rabbit's foot (it makes sense that a Rabbit's Foot is requires for the highest level of Luck, because you'd have to be extremely Luck to be able to even get one. Ditto for a Name Tag). It's a lot harder to max out Luck in Tinkers Construct 3 than it was in Tinkers Construct 2, but it's still worth the effort.

Well, that's it. That's all the ways that I can think of getting really strong in TiCon focusing primarily on Stone. I hope this guide is useful to you all!
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2023.06.01 07:49 Mysteriouss-Oil low gpu usage HElP

I have low gpu usage (10-60%) in almost all my games (fortnite, apex legends, cod warzone 2, shadow of the tomb raider, red dead 2, gta v, elden ring, pubg) and high cpu usage in games like red dead 2, fortnite and elden ring (60-90%), while in games like apex and cod cpu and gpu usage is similar. It is note worthy that I am using a msi prebuilt. CPU temps are never above 65C, gpu temps never above 80C. Gpu power is almost always below 100. I play at 1080p and have tried all settings preset in games (low medium high) and even tweaked some, but all performances were similar, but lower presets gave lower gpu usage. I use msi afterburner and the riva server to measure my performance. I have nvidia geforce experience installed to update my graphics drivers. I have checked disable full screen optimizations which may have increases fps. Keep in mind for my specs I get garbage fps (red dead = 10-30fps (all presets, custom settings, dlss shadow of the tomb raider = 40-65fps warzone comp settings = 50-70fps elden ring = 40-55fps).


RTX 3060 12gb
32gb 3200MHz SO_DIMM ram (2 sticks running dual channel)
prebuilt: MSI MPG Trident 3 12TC-021NZ RTX 3060
Running windows 11 home

I have uninstalled bloatware, updated all drivers, clean reset windows (like 5 times), tweaked nvidia control panel / windows settings. I dont think its a cpu bottleneck as I have seen a lot of videos of people using the same cpu and gpu, but having better results than me. I dont think I am fps locked as vsync is disabled in control panel. Ive changed the power plan to ultimate performance with the min and max being 100%. I have no xmp option in my bios.

I have no more hope. Please help D;
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2023.06.01 07:47 Chubasc0 Long Update to Stick Lite

Just finished installing the longest update to my Fire TV Stick Lite (Fire OS It went through a very long full reboot and “loading…” sequence.
Got a little excited, but haven’t noticed any obvious changes. Is there a source somewhere with update or version notes?
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2023.06.01 07:47 Mysteriouss-Oil low gpu usage HELP

I have low gpu usage (10-60%) in almost all my games (fortnite, apex legends, cod warzone 2, shadow of the tomb raider, red dead 2, gta v, elden ring, pubg) and high cpu usage in games like red dead 2, fortnite and elden ring (60-90%), while in games like apex and cod cpu and gpu usage is similar. It is note worthy that I am using a msi prebuilt. CPU temps are never above 65C, gpu temps never above 80C. Gpu power is almost always below 100. I play at 1080p and have tried all settings preset in games (low medium high) and even tweaked some, but all performances were similar, but lower presets gave lower gpu usage. I use msi afterburner and the riva server to measure my performance. I have nvidia geforce experience installed to update my graphics drivers. I have checked disable full screen optimizations which may have increases fps. Keep in mind for my specs I get garbage fps (red dead = 10-30fps (all presets, custom settings, dlss shadow of the tomb raider = 40-65fps warzone comp settings = 50-70fps elden ring = 40-55fps).
RTX 3060 12gb
32gb 3200MHz SO_DIMM ram (2 sticks running dual channel)
prebuilt: MSI MPG Trident 3 12TC-021NZ RTX 3060
Running windows 11 home
I have uninstalled bloatware, updated all drivers, clean reset windows (like 5 times), tweaked nvidia control panel / windows settings. I dont think its a cpu bottleneck as I have seen a lot of videos of people using the same cpu and gpu, but having better results than me. I dont think I am fps locked as vsync is disabled in control panel. Ive changed the power plan to ultimate performance with the min and max being 100%. I have no xmp option in my bios.
I have no more hope. Please help D;
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2023.06.01 07:46 Mysteriouss-Oil low gpu usage HELP

I have low gpu usage (10-60%) in almost all my games (fortnite, apex legends, cod warzone 2, shadow of the tomb raider, red dead 2, gta v, elden ring, pubg) and high cpu usage in games like red dead 2, fortnite and elden ring (60-90%), while in games like apex and cod cpu and gpu usage is similar. It is note worthy that I am using a msi prebuilt. CPU temps are never above 65C, gpu temps never above 80C. Gpu power is almost always below 100. I play at 1080p and have tried all settings preset in games (low medium high) and even tweaked some, but all performances were similar, but lower presets gave lower gpu usage. I use msi afterburner and the riva server to measure my performance. I have nvidia geforce experience installed to update my graphics drivers. I have checked disable full screen optimizations which may have increases fps. Keep in mind for my specs I get garbage fps (red dead = 10-30fps (all presets, custom settings, dlss shadow of the tomb raider = 40-65fps warzone comp settings = 50-70fps elden ring = 40-55fps).


RTX 3060 12gb
32gb 3200MHz SO_DIMM ram (2 sticks running dual channel)
prebuilt: MSI MPG Trident 3 12TC-021NZ RTX 3060
Running windows 11 home

I have uninstalled bloatware, updated all drivers, clean reset windows (like 5 times), tweaked nvidia control panel / windows settings. I dont think its a cpu bottleneck as I have seen a lot of videos of people using the same cpu and gpu, but having better results than me. I dont think I am fps locked as vsync is disabled in control panel. Ive changed the power plan to ultimate performance with the min and max being 100%. I have no xmp option in my bios.

I have no more hope. Please help D;
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