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2023.05.29 13:56 MenuParking7693 Cybersec news for this week

Each week I post a summary of the top stories in cybersecurity to help members of this subreddit keep up with the industry. Hopefully this helps!
Edition: 29/05/2023
🔓 Cyber Attacks Emby shuts down user media servers hacked in recent attack Media server company Emby remotely shut down an undisclosed number of user-hosted servers following a hack that exploited a known vulnerability and insecure admin configurations. Emby plans a security update soon. US govt contractor ABB confirms ransomware attack, data theft Swiss tech multinational and U.S. government contractor ABB has confirmed that some of its systems were impacted by a ransomware attack, previously described by the company as "an IT security incident." 💀 Threat Actors Lazarus Group Striking Vulnerable Windows IIS Web Servers North Korea's Lazarus Group is exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched Windows IIS Web servers to launch cyber espionage campaigns, using known exploits like Log4Shell and the 3CX supply chain attack. 'Volt Typhoon' Breaks Fresh Ground for China-Backed Cyber Campaigns A China-backed cyberattack campaign, dubbed "Volt Typhoon," is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Guam. The actor is believed to be preparing for potentially disruptive attacks in the future, indicating a shift from their traditional focus on cyber espionage. 🛡️ Malware / Threats / Vulnerabilities Hot Pixels attack checks CPU temp, power changes to steal data Researchers have developed a "Hot Pixels" attack that can steal data by monitoring CPU temperature and power changes. The attack retrieves pixel information from the content displayed in the browser and infers navigation history. CosmicEnergy Malware Emerges, Capable of Electric Grid Shutdown Russian code that could tamper with industrial machines and toggle RTUs on and off was floating around VirusTotal for years before being noticed. It raises new questions about the state of OT security. QBot malware abuses Windows WordPad EXE to infect devices QBot malware is abusing a DLL hijacking flaw in Windows 10's WordPad to infect computers, using the legitimate program to evade security software detection. This method primarily affects Windows 10 and later versions. CISA warns govt agencies of recently patched Barracuda zero-day CISA warned government agencies about a recently patched zero-day vulnerability in Barracuda Email Security Gateway appliances, urging them to ensure their networks haven't been breached. Clever ‘File Archiver In The Browser’ phishing trick uses ZIP domains Security researcher mr.d0x has developed a phishing toolkit exploiting the new ZIP top-level domain. This toolkit creates fake in-browser WinRar and Windows File Explorer interfaces on ZIP domains, fooling users into interacting with malicious files. 💹 Trends / Events / Other News PyPI announces mandatory use of 2FA for all software publishers PyPI has decided to enforce two-factor authentication for all project management accounts by the end of 2023. This move is aimed at enhancing platform security and reducing the risk of supply chain attacks. Tesla Whistleblower Leaks 100GB of Data, Revealing Safety Complaints Tesla whistleblowers have leaked 100GB of data including thousands of safety complaints regarding the Autopilot feature and personal information of over 100,000 current and former employees. Tesla hasn't made public statements yet. Netflix's Password-Sharing Ban Offers Security Upsides Netflix's new password-sharing restriction is not just about boosting profits, but also enhancing account security. Experts highlight the potential risks of password-sharing, including unauthorized access and increased phishing susceptibility. I write these summaries as part of weekly newsletter I send out, so any feedback on the length/content/style is also appreciated.
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2023.05.29 13:54 MenuParking7693 Cybersec news for this week

Each week I post a summary of the top stories in cybersecurity to help members of this subreddit keep up with the industry. Hopefully this helps!
🔓 Cyber Attacks
Emby shuts down user media servers hacked in recent attack Media server company Emby remotely shut down an undisclosed number of user-hosted servers following a hack that exploited a known vulnerability and insecure admin configurations. Emby plans a security update soon.
US govt contractor ABB confirms ransomware attack, data theft Swiss tech multinational and U.S. government contractor ABB has confirmed that some of its systems were impacted by a ransomware attack, previously described by the company as "an IT security incident.".
💀 Threat Actors Lazarus Group Striking Vulnerable Windows IIS Web Servers North Korea's Lazarus Group is exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched Windows IIS Web servers to launch cyber espionage campaigns, using known exploits like Log4Shell and the 3CX supply chain attack.
'Volt Typhoon' Breaks Fresh Ground for China-Backed Cyber Campaigns A China-backed cyberattack campaign, dubbed "Volt Typhoon," is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Guam. The actor is believed to be preparing for potentially disruptive attacks in the future, indicating a shift from their traditional focus on cyber espionage.
🛡️ Malware / Threats / Vulnerabilities Hot Pixels attack checks CPU temp, power changes to steal data Researchers have developed a "Hot Pixels" attack that can steal data by monitoring CPU temperature and power changes. The attack retrieves pixel information from the content displayed in the browser and infers navigation history.
CosmicEnergy Malware Emerges, Capable of Electric Grid Shutdown Russian code that could tamper with industrial machines and toggle RTUs on and off was floating around VirusTotal for years before being noticed. It raises new questions about the state of OT security.
QBot malware abuses Windows WordPad EXE to infect devices QBot malware is abusing a DLL hijacking flaw in Windows 10's WordPad to infect computers, using the legitimate program to evade security software detection. This method primarily affects Windows 10 and later versions.
CISA warns govt agencies of recently patched Barracuda zero-day CISA warned government agencies about a recently patched zero-day vulnerability in Barracuda Email Security Gateway appliances, urging them to ensure their networks haven't been breached.
Clever ‘File Archiver In The Browser’ phishing trick uses ZIP domains Security researcher mr.d0x has developed a phishing toolkit exploiting the new ZIP top-level domain. This toolkit creates fake in-browser WinRar and Windows File Explorer interfaces on ZIP domains, fooling users into interacting with malicious files.
💹 Trends / Events / Other News PyPI announces mandatory use of 2FA for all software publishers PyPI has decided to enforce two-factor authentication for all project management accounts by the end of 2023. This move is aimed at enhancing platform security and reducing the risk of supply chain attacks.
Tesla Whistleblower Leaks 100GB of Data, Revealing Safety Complaints Tesla whistleblowers have leaked 100GB of data including thousands of safety complaints regarding the Autopilot feature and personal information of over 100,000 current and former employees. Tesla hasn't made public statements yet.
Netflix's Password-Sharing Ban Offers Security Upsides Netflix's new password-sharing restriction is not just about boosting profits, but also enhancing account security. Experts highlight the potential risks of password-sharing, including unauthorized access and increased phishing susceptibility.
I write these summaries as part of weekly newsletter I send out, so any feedback on the length/content/style is also appreciated.
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2023.05.29 13:54 MenuParking7693 Cybersec news for this week

Each week I post a summary of the top stories in cybersecurity to help members of this subreddit keep up with the industry. Hopefully this helps!
🔓 Cyber Attacks
Emby shuts down user media servers hacked in recent attack Media server company Emby remotely shut down an undisclosed number of user-hosted servers following a hack that exploited a known vulnerability and insecure admin configurations. Emby plans a security update soon.
US govt contractor ABB confirms ransomware attack, data theft Swiss tech multinational and U.S. government contractor ABB has confirmed that some of its systems were impacted by a ransomware attack, previously described by the company as "an IT security incident." 💀 Threat Actors Lazarus Group Striking Vulnerable Windows IIS Web Servers North Korea's Lazarus Group is exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched Windows IIS Web servers to launch cyber espionage campaigns, using known exploits like Log4Shell and the 3CX supply chain attack.
'Volt Typhoon' Breaks Fresh Ground for China-Backed Cyber Campaigns A China-backed cyberattack campaign, dubbed "Volt Typhoon," is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Guam. The actor is believed to be preparing for potentially disruptive attacks in the future, indicating a shift from their traditional focus on cyber espionage. 🛡️ Malware / Threats / Vulnerabilities Hot Pixels attack checks CPU temp, power changes to steal data Researchers have developed a "Hot Pixels" attack that can steal data by monitoring CPU temperature and power changes. The attack retrieves pixel information from the content displayed in the browser and infers navigation history.
CosmicEnergy Malware Emerges, Capable of Electric Grid Shutdown Russian code that could tamper with industrial machines and toggle RTUs on and off was floating around VirusTotal for years before being noticed. It raises new questions about the state of OT security.
QBot malware abuses Windows WordPad EXE to infect devices QBot malware is abusing a DLL hijacking flaw in Windows 10's WordPad to infect computers, using the legitimate program to evade security software detection. This method primarily affects Windows 10 and later versions.
CISA warns govt agencies of recently patched Barracuda zero-day CISA warned government agencies about a recently patched zero-day vulnerability in Barracuda Email Security Gateway appliances, urging them to ensure their networks haven't been breached.
Clever ‘File Archiver In The Browser’ phishing trick uses ZIP domains Security researcher mr.d0x has developed a phishing toolkit exploiting the new ZIP top-level domain. This toolkit creates fake in-browser WinRar and Windows File Explorer interfaces on ZIP domains, fooling users into interacting with malicious files. 💹 Trends / Events / Other News PyPI announces mandatory use of 2FA for all software publishers PyPI has decided to enforce two-factor authentication for all project management accounts by the end of 2023. This move is aimed at enhancing platform security and reducing the risk of supply chain attacks.
Tesla Whistleblower Leaks 100GB of Data, Revealing Safety Complaints Tesla whistleblowers have leaked 100GB of data including thousands of safety complaints regarding the Autopilot feature and personal information of over 100,000 current and former employees. Tesla hasn't made public statements yet.
Netflix's Password-Sharing Ban Offers Security Upsides Netflix's new password-sharing restriction is not just about boosting profits, but also enhancing account security. Experts highlight the potential risks of password-sharing, including unauthorized access and increased phishing susceptibility.
I write these summaries as part of weekly newsletter I send out, so any feedback on the length/content/style is also appreciated.
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2023.05.29 13:52 MenuParking7693 Cybersec news for this week

Each week I post a summary of the top stories in cybersecurity to help members of this subreddit better understand the industry. Hopefully this help put career aspirations in context.
🔓 Cyber Attacks
Emby shuts down user media servers hacked in recent attack Media server company Emby remotely shut down an undisclosed number of user-hosted servers following a hack that exploited a known vulnerability and insecure admin configurations. Emby plans a security update soon. US govt contractor ABB confirms ransomware attack, data theft Swiss tech multinational and U.S. government contractor ABB has confirmed that some of its systems were impacted by a ransomware attack, previously described by the company as "an IT security incident." 💀 Threat Actors Lazarus Group Striking Vulnerable Windows IIS Web Servers North Korea's Lazarus Group is exploiting vulnerabilities in unpatched Windows IIS Web servers to launch cyber espionage campaigns, using known exploits like Log4Shell and the 3CX supply chain attack. 'Volt Typhoon' Breaks Fresh Ground for China-Backed Cyber Campaigns A China-backed cyberattack campaign, dubbed "Volt Typhoon," is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Guam. The actor is believed to be preparing for potentially disruptive attacks in the future, indicating a shift from their traditional focus on cyber espionage. 🛡️ Malware / Threats / Vulnerabilities
Hot Pixels attack checks CPU temp, power changes to steal data Researchers have developed a "Hot Pixels" attack that can steal data by monitoring CPU temperature and power changes. The attack retrieves pixel information from the content displayed in the browser and infers navigation history. CosmicEnergy Malware Emerges, Capable of Electric Grid Shutdown Russian code that could tamper with industrial machines and toggle RTUs on and off was floating around VirusTotal for years before being noticed. It raises new questions about the state of OT security. QBot malware abuses Windows WordPad EXE to infect devices QBot malware is abusing a DLL hijacking flaw in Windows 10's WordPad to infect computers, using the legitimate program to evade security software detection. This method primarily affects Windows 10 and later versions. CISA warns govt agencies of recently patched Barracuda zero-day CISA warned government agencies about a recently patched zero-day vulnerability in Barracuda Email Security Gateway appliances, urging them to ensure their networks haven't been breached. Clever ‘File Archiver In The Browser’ phishing trick uses ZIP domains Security researcher mr.d0x has developed a phishing toolkit exploiting the new ZIP top-level domain. This toolkit creates fake in-browser WinRar and Windows File Explorer interfaces on ZIP domains, fooling users into interacting with malicious files. 💹 Trends / Events / Other News PyPI announces mandatory use of 2FA for all software publishers PyPI has decided to enforce two-factor authentication for all project management accounts by the end of 2023. This move is aimed at enhancing platform security and reducing the risk of supply chain attacks. Tesla Whistleblower Leaks 100GB of Data, Revealing Safety Complaints Tesla whistleblowers have leaked 100GB of data including thousands of safety complaints regarding the Autopilot feature and personal information of over 100,000 current and former employees. Tesla hasn't made public statements yet. Netflix's Password-Sharing Ban Offers Security Upsides Netflix's new password-sharing restriction is not just about boosting profits, but also enhancing account security. Experts highlight the potential risks of password-sharing, including unauthorized access and increased phishing susceptibility.
I write these summaries as part of weekly newsletter I send out, so any feedback on the length/content/style is also appreciated.
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2023.05.29 13:44 acto-wiz The Complete Guide to Data Aggregation: Understanding, Applications, Benefits, and Challenges

The Complete Guide to Data Aggregation: Understanding, Applications, Benefits, and Challenges


This blog post teaches you everything that you should know regarding data aggregation like what is data aggregation, its uses, benefits, and challenges.

Understanding Data Aggregation: Definition and Process

Data aggregation refers to gathering data from multiple sources and condensing it into a concise and meaningful format. This involves extracting individual data points from various databases, spreadsheets, or web platforms, which are then transformed into a unified report, dataset, or view. Data aggregators play a crucial role in this process, accepting diverse data inputs and generating aggregated results that can be easily presented and explored.
Data aggregation is precious for data analysis, as it enables the examination of large volumes of data in a streamlined manner. By consolidating multiple data records into a single row of aggregated data, it becomes possible to summarize extensive amounts of information, ranging from hundreds to millions of individual data points.
Commonly employed aggregation techniques include count, sum, and mean operators, although non-numeric data can also be aggregated. The ultimate goal of data aggregation is to provide insights and facilitate decision-making by presenting a comprehensive overview of the underlying data.
In the following sections, we will delve deeper into the practical aspects of data aggregation and explore various methods and tools employed to achieve effective aggregation results.

Understanding the Data Aggregation Process: Retrieval, Preparation, and Organization


The process of data aggregation typically involves three key steps, as outlined below:
Retrieve Data From Different Resources: In this initial step, a data aggregator collects data from various sources, including databases, spreadsheets, and HTML files. By gathering data from multiple sources, the aggregator ensures a comprehensive and diverse dataset for analysis.
Clean And Prepare Input Data: Once the data has been retrieved, it undergoes a cleaning and preprocessing phase. Any inconsistencies, errors, or invalid values are identified and resolved during this stage. The collected data is also transformed into a standardized format that facilitates the subsequent aggregation process. This step helps ensure the accuracy and consistency of the data.
Combine And Organize Data: The processed data is then merged and organized into a unified dataset. This involves combining data from different sources, such as joining or concatenating data tables. The aggregated data is structured to enable more accessible analysis and interpretation. This may include generating summary statistics, creating pivot tables, or producing simplified data views.
It's important to note that various aggregation technologies and tools are available to support these processes. These tools offer flexibility in terms of data formats and desired outcomes. Once the data has been aggregated, it can be stored in a data warehouse for further analysis or to make informed business decisions.
By understanding the data aggregation process, you can effectively leverage aggregated data in various scenarios to gain valuable insights and drive informed decision-making.

Data Aggregation Use Cases

Data aggregation has diverse applications across various industries. Here are some everyday use cases where aggregated data prove valuable:
One common misconception is that web scraping is synonymous with hacking. However, this is far from the truth. Let's clarify the distinction:
Finance: Financial institutions leverage aggregated data from multiple sources to assess creditworthiness, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding loans and investments. Additionally, aggregated data aids in studying stock market trends and making strategic investment choices.

Healthcare: Medical facilities utilize aggregated data from health records, test results, and lab reports to enhance treatment decisions, improve care coordination, and identify patterns for disease prevention and management.

Marketing: Businesses aggregate data from their websites and social media platforms to monitor customer engagement, track campaign performance, and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing strategies. Aggregated sales and customer data also inform decision-making for upcoming marketing campaigns.

Application Monitoring: Software applications employ data aggregation to collect and analyze performance metrics, network data, and user behavior. This helps identify application bugs, optimize performance, and troubleshoot issues promptly.

Big Data Analysis: Aggregating vast amounts of data from various sources enables comprehensive analysis and insights. Aggregated data is often stored in warehouses, facilitating further analysis, data mining, and business intelligence initiatives.

By harnessing the power of data aggregation, organizations can extract meaningful insights, enhance decision-making processes, and gain a competitive edge in their respective industries.

The Importance of Data Aggregation


Data aggregation brings several key benefits that contribute to its importance in various industries:
Simplified Data Analysis: Aggregating data makes the analysis process more efficient and accessible. By summarizing and organizing data into meaningful formats, such as statistics or key performance indicators (KPIs), it becomes easier to uncover valuable insights and trends. This allows businesses to understand market dynamics better and monitor their performance effectively. Aggregators often offer user-friendly features that enable non-technical users to explore and utilize aggregated data.

Enhanced Efficiency and Data Quality: Data aggregators automate data collection, cleaning, and summarization. This streamlines the process and eliminates manual labor, reducing the time and costs associated with data handling. Aggregating data also involves data cleaning, which helps identify and rectify errors and inconsistencies, ensuring higher data quality and reliability. Sharing aggregated data among teams promotes collaboration and facilitates data-driven decision-making.
Informed Decision-Making: Aggregated data provides a holistic view of the business landscape by consolidating information from multiple sources. This enables decision-makers to make informed choices backed by comprehensive insights. Data-driven decision-making offers numerous advantages, including increased confidence in decision outcomes and the ability to identify cost-saving opportunities. Data aggregation forms a fundamental component of business intelligence, empowering organizations to leverage data for strategic decision-making.
Data aggregation simplifies data analysis, improves efficiency and data quality, and facilitates informed decision-making. By harnessing the power of aggregated data, businesses can unlock valuable insights, optimize operations, and drive growth.

Challenges in Data Aggregation

While data aggregation offers numerous benefits, it also presents specific challenges that must be addressed. Here are three significant challenges associated with data aggregation:
Integrating Different Data Types: Data aggregation involves combining data from diverse sources, often with varying formats. Processing, standardizing, and transforming this data can be complex and time-consuming, mainly when dealing with large or complex datasets. Pre-processing the data through parsing, which involves converting raw data into a more manageable format, is recommended to streamline the aggregation process.
Ensuring Legal, Regulatory, and Privacy Compliance: Privacy considerations are crucial when aggregating data, especially when personally identifiable information (PII) is involved. Aggregation may require using PII to generate summary data representing a group. Protecting sensitive data and ensuring compliance is a significant challenge in data aggregation. To comply with privacy regulations, data anonymization techniques are often employed. Failure to adhere to privacy laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can result in severe legal consequences and hefty fines.
Producing High-Quality Results: The reliability of aggregated data results relies heavily on the quality of the source data. It is essential to ensure that the collected data is accurate, complete, and relevant to obtain meaningful insights. Validating data as a representative sample for the target population can be challenging. Additionally, determining the appropriate granularity, which determines how data is grouped and summarized. Finding the right level of granularity that aligns with the desired outcomes may require iterative experimentation.
Overcoming these challenges requires careful planning, robust data governance practices, and adherence to privacy regulations. By addressing these obstacles effectively, organizations can harness the full potential of data aggregation and derive valuable insights for informed decision-making.

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Actowiz Solutions offers comprehensive solutions in data aggregation that streamline the entire process, starting from data retrieval. As we've discovered, the quality of the aggregated results depends heavily on the data collection stage. Actowiz Solutions understands this crucial aspect and provides dedicated tools and services to address it effectively.
Actowiz Solutions presents the Web Scraper IDE, a powerful tool designed to effortlessly retrieve vast amounts of data from the web. With this user-friendly solution, you can overcome the challenges typically associated with web scraping, ensuring accurate and reliable data collection. Using the Web Scraper IDE, you can gather the necessary data in the initial step of the aggregation process, setting a solid foundation for successful data aggregation.
Furthermore, Actowiz Solutions offers structured and readily available datasets, eliminating the need for time-consuming data collection steps. By purchasing these pre-collected datasets, you can expedite and simplify the aggregation process, gaining immediate access to high-quality data for your analysis and decision-making needs.
Through their expertise in travel data aggregation, Actowiz Solutions empowers hospitality businesses to leverage aggregated data for competitive pricing analysis, customer behavior monitoring, and predicting emerging travel industry trends. Actowiz Solutions specializes in various industries, focusing on hospitality brands. However, Actowiz Solutions caters to numerous industries, providing features, expertise, and data that can drive meaningful insights across diverse sectors.
With Actowiz Solutions as your data aggregation partner, you can harness the power of efficient data collection, structured datasets, and industry-specific expertise to unlock valuable insights and gain a competitive edge in your market.

Conclusion

Data aggregation is a game-changer when it comes to maximizing the value of your data. By consolidating and organizing your data into insightful reports and views, you can uncover meaningful trends and gain valuable insights. Furthermore, aggregated data serves as a strong foundation for informed business decisions. However, the reliability of your aggregation results heavily relies on the quality of your source data. This underscores the importance of effective data collection.
Actowiz Solutions recognizes the critical role of data collection and offers a comprehensive solution to meet your needs. With Actowiz Solutions' cutting-edge web scraping tool, you have all the necessary capabilities to efficiently retrieve the data you require. This robust tool handles the complexities of web scraping, empowering you to collect accurate and reliable data effortlessly. By leveraging Actowiz Solutions' web scraping tool, you can ensure a solid starting point for your data aggregation endeavors.
Alternatively, Actowiz Solutions provides an extensive range of high-quality, pre-collected datasets you can purchase directly. These meticulously curated datasets eliminate the need for extensive data collection efforts, allowing you to expedite your aggregation process and access valuable data instantly.
Contact Actowiz Solutions today for all your mobile app scraping and data collection service requirements. Our team is ready to assist you in unlocking the full potential of data aggregation. For further information and to explore how Actowiz Solutions can cater to your needs, don't hesitate to get in touch.
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2023.05.29 13:41 Karan_Desilva_WM The World Mobile Dev Diary is in!

The World Mobile Dev Diary is in!

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Teams Update – April 2023

Welcome to the World Mobile Dev Diary. The first quarter of 2023 is finished already, and we’d be fools not to be excited for the second.
The teams are going to shower us with tales of what they’ve done and what they are busy with; they might even give us a peek into what is coming next. Let’s get on with it!

Web & Services Team

The team worked on support for the marketplace in the Native App, including the retrieval of price and product information, and purchases in different countries. Currently, we are progressing work to obtain order IDs and codes to redeem from our partners. In addition, we are integrating our fiat on-ramp provider to support WUC top-ups.
To allow Financial Managers to track statistics for analysis, we upgraded the financial dashboard on Gravity.
WMT Scan has been updated to report the top 10 AirNodes by revenue, rather than the top 5 that was previously reported.
Next up, we are going to work on support for AirNode provisioning and management. For the Native App, we are going to look at the management of exchange rates to support multiple currencies in the marketplace.

EarthNodes Team

After a busy end to March with the finalisation and release of the AyA White Paper, we would like to thank the community – and the wider World Mobile team – for the warm reception. It took a lot of time and effort, and we are delighted to see the interest it has generated.
We have no time to rest, though. Now we are planning the developments that will create the EarthNode network we put forward in the White Paper.
Not forgetting our testnet. As always, we have supported existing and onboarded further, EarthNode Operators.
To support the addition of a wallet to the Native App, we have been implementing transaction signing for the mobile environment. Our attention will turn next to the required metadata and discovery of stake pool endpoints, as well as the tracking of asset movement during transactions.

Network Nodes Team

This month we have done a lot of spring cleaning. Time has mostly been spent on improving processes and systems.
Improvements to the AirNode scanning process, for example. We are also continuing our work to improve AirNode provisioning; including work to support provisioning by a Network Manager using Gravity.
We increased the security and usability of account recovery, and improved account creation, in the Native App.
Further improvements have been made to our data retention and performance processes and monitoring.
Our planning efforts have been around the expansion into more countries. The work will involve expanding and separating services to work either globally or in-country. This means that we have to identify and recognise each in-country request to a global service and ensure that the response is sent to the right location. We also need to know immediately if anything isn’t working as expected so that we can investigate and escalate any issues as quickly and efficiently as required.
Next, we’ll be looking at improvements to the captive portal connections and to data consumption.

Native Apps Team

The Native App supporting Android devices from version 6 (Marshmallow) has been uploaded to Google Play.
Google started to phase out the WifiManager SDK API in Android 10. The Google Play conditions were also changed to require a higher version of the Android Target SDK; this change resulted in the disabling of the WifiManager SDK API and meant that apps had to use alternative SDK APIs to configure and add Wi-Fi networks. To address the changes, Google introduced the Suggestions SDK API. However, this SDK API did not meet our requirements, so we developed the Android 10 helper app, which is now available.
It seems to always be somewhere in our month, but once again we have been making adjustments and improvements to the UI. This time we have worked on the welcome screens, this will continue as we add more countries and languages to our coverage.
In collaboration with the EarthNode team, we have been building the back end for the wallet. Of course, this means further UI work for us as well.
We have also been working on the part of the App that helps us to build a map of the network, and users to earn as they help us to scan the surroundings. Additionally, we have almost finished the work needed to introduce our marketplace, where users can make purchases from our partners from within the App.
Our QA team is testing the integration with our payment providers.
Soon, we’ll be releasing the updated version of the Native App with our latest UI improvements and the addition of the marketplace and Scan to Earn.

System Engineering Team

Evaluated vendors for tenant migration.
Now preparing a brief on tenant migration based on our findings.

InfoSec Team

Continuing the work that we started last month, we have assessed various security-related vendors for our internal systems and documented our findings and conclusions.
Currently, we are considering penetration or pen, test providers. This will lead to pen testing of all features and solutions before their release.
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2023.05.29 13:40 BeeLife20 Free ChatGPT powered lesson resource generator

I know several people here are experimenting with using ChatGPT to create lesson plans etc. This is a ChatGPT powered lesson planning site that is free to make most things: teachingai.pro
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2023.05.29 13:39 Johnny_Boy398 Africa Rework: The Leopard of the Congo Mobutu Sese Seko

Africa Rework: The Leopard of the Congo Mobutu Sese Seko
(This is part of an ongoing series, links to which will be posted in the comments below)
The Nationalists of the “Mouvement Authenticité de la Révolution” (MAR)
Who is Mobutu Sese Seko? Just another warlord who got a lucky break? A champion of the nation willing to do what is necessary for unity and freedom? A traitor to the people who was happy to crack congolese heads until his pay got cut? A revolutionary Father-Marshal or a reactionary kleptocrat? No one can say for sure, but when the Congo war begins in 1966 it will become clear what he wishes himself to be: the great liberator, unifyer, and undisputed master of the great Congo nation. And with Japanese help he may just pull it off. But no man is born great, and even the Fuhrer does not rule alone. So let us discover how Mobutu came to be, and what his victory will mean for the Congo and Africa at large.
For the Japanese, who will become his greatest supporters and headaches, he is the African Oda Nobunaga: a martial and cruel man whose vision for unity and glory far outweighs whatever sins he may have committed. Always one for the cameras and adept at winning over an audience, Mobutu will successfully win over the Japanese public by playing the role of the justly tyrannical “Great Man”, even while he personally prefers western delicacies.
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu lived an unremarkable life before being thrust into greatness. He was only 16 when the Congo was violently transferred from Belgian to German hands, and like many rebellious students he joined in the 1949 protests against the construction of the Congo dam, stowing away from boarding school to do so. In the aftermath of the MNC repression Mobutu was assigned to the still technically Belgian controlled Force Publique as punishment. Unlike many of his fellows however Mobutu immediately took to military life, embracing the strength, discipline and martial values it provided. In part because of this he served without noticeable disobedience, and was even bribed to be an informant on clandestine communist cells within the force, ratting out a few of his “comrades”. From the point of view of the Belgians he was a model soldier. But this was an act: in truth Mobutu never ceased holding resentment for his arrogant Belgian commanders or the priests who had “educated” him. Behind their back he was a contributor to the native underground press, writing under assumed names and attacking the Belgian presence. It came as quite a shock then when in 1955, as his mandated time in the force was drawing to a close, Mobutu did not accept demobilization quietly but instead went into revolt. It is still a matter of debate about what pushed him into this. He claims that this had been the plan all along, while cynics say the impending annexation of the belgian Congo by Zentralafrika forced him into it. Some think that his double life was about to be exposed, while the more conspiratorial leftists say that he never went into rebellion at all, and that his “revolt” was ordered by the Belgians as a way to counter the APL insurgency. But whatever the case it was here that the public figure was born.
After killing several belgian officers and stealing as many weapons and valuables as they could Mobutu and his co-conspirators quickly fled east. This was not entirely unusual: the sudden annexation of the colony led to many sporadic demonstrations and revolts. But it immediately became clear that Mobutu had larger ambitions than these local disturbances. His strategy at this time was one of survival: he would only accept those who could move fast and hit hard, with his armed band always staying on the move as they fled to the east. But unlike other petty warlords he understood the importance of a political and social message for his long term survival, as well as local alliances. For this he essentially copied the platform of the now underground MNC while adhering to none of its tenants in reality: he would tell the people whatever they wanted to hear so long as it got him what he wanted. More practically he made tight alliances with local eastern notables as well as Tutsi refugees which had fled reprisals to the east. In this he was successful, forging for himself a loose alliance in the north east which permitted him to slip the noose where so many others were eventually caught.
One of his most important lieutenants in these early days was Victor Nendaka Bika, his de facto “foreign minister” and torturer who would make initial contact with those Mobutu saw the need to coerce or charm. Unlike many warlords Mobutu never gave into the temptation to rule by fear alone, instead seeking to co-opt useful men into his own organization. But he was just as happy to let loose his jackal to show the consequences of disloyalty.
These early years from 1956-1962 were defined at first by mere survival: banditry, illegal trade and bribery were the only ways to stay alive. But slowly, with plenty of self promotion to help it, Mobutu’s reputation as a survivor and a winner grew locally, and then regionally. As the remnants of failed rebels and warlords drifted into his growing camp Mobutu was able to step beyond being a bandit king and into becoming a local powerbroker. He had already made himself the allied protector of the Tutsi refugees, and soon after the APL’s protracted people's war in the north began he sought to become the patron of his own native Ngbandi people as well. Where he had the most power in the eastern fringes the pan-Africanist APL held the north, with the Ngbandi in the middle still “up for grabs” between the APL, Mobutu and the German administration. It is here that he first developed his own separate political platform: unwilling or unable to come to an agreement with either of the other two factions Mobutu began developing his own ideology of an “authentic” congolese nationalism which was opposed to both pan-african and communist radicalism, “self defeating” regionalism and demanded the full liberation of the congo from european imperialism. But most importantly to those who heard his call was for unity under Mobutu: if the African people remained divided and timid they would be slaves forever, and only a great leader like Mobutu could bring them true liberty. As one may expect, this call for subordination won him very few new friends.
The see-saw of influence in the Congo north and east is set to be radically upended in 1962, as kommissar Krogmann finally thinks he has enough stability in the west to launch a pacification campaign. In this he will be superficially successful: all anti-German factions will be forced to retreat and large swaths of land will be returned to German control. But it will not accomplish its primary objective of capturing and killing the leadership: Mobutu will once again avoid the hangman and will return when the Zentralafrika army goes marching south to the SAW. And when he does it will be with a new purpose. Much of his army was scattered or deserted by the German offensive, with many of the local allies he thought were in his hands all but begging to come to terms with the Germans after he was forced out. He had survived yes, but only by the skin of his teeth: this time he would do things differently. Taking lessons from the APL he will return in 1964 as a popular revolutionary rather than as a mere warlord with a printing press. Though still not fully developed it is here that “Joseph-Désiré” would become “Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa za Banga” or “The all-powerful warrior who, because of his endurance and inflexible will to win, goes from conquest to conquest, leaving fire in his wake”. A new ideology of “Authentic” nationalism came with this new name, seeking to truly win over the hearts of the people as well as the loyalty of their leaders. It was a threat and a promise, as he would go about tearing down symbols of westernism in his wake and giving personal “gifts” to people or organizations which he wished to win over. He also sought to portray himself as an avenging angel, throwing “bad actors” such as denounced priests and hated collaborators against the wall.
This new ideology, disseminated through the “Manifesto of Goma” is long in emotion and short in concrete policy. As such it was quickly denounced by the intellectuals of the Pan-Africanists and Liberals as not a “real” ideology and merely a cheap populism. But it is taken deadly seriously by the newly declared Mouvement Authenticité de la Révolution: for its supporters it promises a true rebirth of the congolese people from within rather than without. The Congo would be purged of malignant western influence by remaking the congolese individual in body, mind and spirit. This was the way to true freedom and dignity, far more than mere “material conditions” or to ape their constitutions.
With his newfound identity and strategy Mobutu will of course be a prime target for Huttig’s retribution, but as is always the case too few men and not enough supplies will stop Huttig from ever putting him down for good. Plus Mobutu had found a new friend: the Japanese. In the immediate aftermath of Huttig’s takeover the Japanese will support the APL, but will quickly grow disenchanted: the naked radicalism and distrustful nature of the APL will lead to the Japanese looking for a more reliable partner, and Mobutu will aggressively angle to become just that. After having been rejected by the Americans in favor of the MNC Mobutu is the only big game left in the Congo for Japan to back, and was always a master at co-option and personal magnetism. He will charm the Japanese mission to sing his praises in Tokyo, even if there is little they can do for him at the moment. This will change when Huttig dies: taking a gamble Mobutu will strike at Stanleyville, successfully forcing the retreating garrison to leave behind most of their weapons and capturing an airport through which he will finally have solid connections with the outside world. The bad blood between him and the MNC and APL will mean that there is no choice but to fight it out as the Congo war begins in 1966, this time with Japan backing him to the hilt.
Mobutu now seeks to become a legend. Already having gained a personal mythos after having been declared dead by the Germans several times, his wartime strategy will be to force the mass mobilization of the population. Under his personal name and with the backing of Japan he will force every man who comes under his control into his army, seeking to form a tidal wave of men which will overwhelm his enemies and make up for his lack of supply. If an enemy cannot be rooted out with simple force of numbers, it will be the job of his all Ngbandi “Leopard Division” or even better of Japanese “volunteers” to root them out. The success of this strategy is heavily dependent on momentum, and will rely on Japanese backing to arm itself. But if it is successful Zentralafrika will be no more, and neither will the Congo: The Republic of Zaire will rise as the newest power in Africa under the leadership of the nation's great guide: Mobutu Sese Seko. After a partial demobilization and a reconfirming of his alliance with “internal allies” such as the Tutsi under François Rukeba and the Bakongo under Holden Roberto he will initiate a grand campaign of national revolution and self aggrandizement: Zairianization.
Asian inspired architecture of the newly built Presidential Palace. Among those celebrating the creation of Zaire will be the Japanese. All sides have poured a great deal of resources into the conflict, and the victory of Mobutu will doubtless be a strategic boon for Japanese influence on the continent. Mobutu for his part recognizes the usefulness of his new “friends”, but neither side is blinded by the propaganda: the dangers and opportunities of Nationalism are all too familiar.
As mentioned in my previous post there are several common issues which any native unifyer must account for. The first among these is The Looming Famine: in the aftermath of years of war and mismanagement the supply of food to urban areas is critically unstable. And it is in this issue that the weaknesses of Mobutu’s regime will first be seen. Mobutu’s agricultural reform centers mostly on seizing land owned by the whites and his political enemies, and then redistributing it to himself, his political allies, and occasionally to the people. As everything with the Zairean revolution the purpose is twofold: to meet the needs of the people and to entrench Mobutu's personal political power. But often the second goal far outstrips the first: many of the people who gain this land do not know how to use the land productively, or if they do, are more interested in producing cash crops than they are in food staples. This is certainly the case for the massive amounts of land brought under Mobutu’s personal ownership, which will most often continue to grow the same way as the colonial plantations they were before. This reckless reorganization and focus on exports ensure that hunger will be an early and acute crisis for Zaire. The issue will be solved slowly, as roads are repaired and the rhythm of agricultural life is no longer disrupted by war, but the people need food now and more than anything else it is cassava and rice which the people demand from their leaders.
It is by meeting this need that Japanese influence first becomes a powerful thing. Though motivated in part by genuine charity from well off Asians, the provision of food and aid is also cynically used by the Japanese state to buy the support of the people and the local power brokers away from Mobutu, and towards themselves. This aid, plus the government's own subsidies of food imports, plus the natural healing from war, will lead to the crisis fading away but leaving all sides on notice that the future of Zaire is still being made, and that the Japanese are a major player in it.
The Mutilated Independence: The inability of Mobutu to take Leopoldville during the independence war is a blow to Mobutu’s prestige, not to mention Zaire as a whole. However he is pragmatic enough and has enough friends in Japan to hash out a deal with Nigeria and Gabon: the loss of the major port will not strangle Congolese exports or imports, only make them more expensive. But for both political and economic reasons the retaking of Leopoldville and the Kabinda port remain absolutely vital to the continued reign of Mobutu. To this end Mobutu’s solution to retaking Leopoldville is direct conquest, not because he can think of no other option but because it will give him the greatest personal prestige as a great conqueror. As such along with his policy of “Zairianization” and economic consolidation he will also invest a great deal into the army.
This army will see its strength tested as Mobutu tries to expand his influence beyond the Zaireian borders. Gabon may be protected by America, but unleashing blitz style attacks on Angola and Rwanda is fair game. In Angola he will seek to set up Holden Roberto as a fellow autocratic “Authenticité” leader by supporting his meager army against the warring angolan factions in an attempted knockout blow. In Rwanda he will need to be somewhat more cautious (unless something very bad happens) but ultimately seeks to return Kigeli V to the throne on the backs of his long time exile allies. In this way he will both expand his influence as well as surround Leopoldville with friendly regimes. When the oil crisis hits Mobutu will leap at the opportunity to crush the Germans by launching an all out assault on “Festung Leopoldville”, and if successful will greatly increase his prestige, as well as rehabilitate his image in the eyes of other revolutionary leaders as a “true revolutionary”. If he fails in these wars however he will decline, and need to lean ever more heavily on Japan to prop himself up. This is somewhat awkward for Japan itself: having previously backed leftist movements as their best options they must now choose between their old allies and the new anti-leftist gambles taken by Mobutu. But despite the heartburn Zaire is simply too valuable in the african chaos for Japan to not continue supporting it, and so the rising sun shall backstab their allies in the name of pragmatism to the benefit of Mobutu. And besides, these new factions typically promess a better deal than the socialists did.
Mobutu walks a fine line in African politics: though he has denounced the APL’s brand of pan-africanism he also wishes to be seen as a great revolutionary. Surrounded as he is by pan-african or otherwise revolutionary movements it is only good sense to say you are one of them. And to many Mobutu is just that: a liberating revolutionary who both freed and united great swaths of africa from pernicious white influence. But for the wider Marxist inspired world of African liberation his clear anti-communist is difficult to accept, no matter how well he speaks the language of pan-african pride.
Lingering Regionalism: In this question Mobutu is the most radical, and his policy is what you may know him for OTL. While all revolutionaries desire to establish a united identity, and some of them will do so by autocratic centralization, Mobutu makes the establishment of a “true” Zaireian nation a core part of his rule. As established in the Manifesto of Goma Mobutu promesses a national revolution in which regionalism will be swept away by a new, authentic program of nation building which will decolonize the Congolese mind as well as their hands. In practical terms this means the creation of a totalitarian state which will regulate and make “african” all aspects of life. Western influence will be attacked via the banning of christian names and nationalizing catholic church property. A citizen dress code will be implemented as well as a “traditional” family code which will favor male-dominated polygamy and property laws. Though his own praetorian guard of the leopard division is tribally biased the army as a whole will have a new organization forbidding any unit to be more than 20% uniform in tribal origin. This campaign is carried out with special zeal against the influence of Catholicism. Seeing it as both a challenge to his own power and as a malignant foreign influence Mobutu will make a great show of putting priests on trial and instructing his followers to declare that Mubutu is like Jesus and the MAR like the church. Schools, previously run almost exclusively by religious organizations, will be nationalized and their curriculum no longer permitted to teach Christianity but instead to teach “Mobutuism”. Though he will not have the strength needed to wipe out the church entirely during the 60s or early 70s Mobutu will be able to effectively cow this institution and dare any priest to say “sacrilege”.
This campaign will provide a degree of unity, pride and self confidence to the shattered nation beyond what any other program could do, but it is all provided through the image of Mobutu as the great sun king of the new nation. Mobutu will seek to become the center of a pseudo-religious cult of personality with mass public celebrations of his figure following him wherever he goes and an entourage singing songs in his praise.
A consequence of the personalism in this campaign is than any embarrassing failures will not only reflect poorly on the nation but on Mobutu himself. As such he will often get worked up by seemingly trivial matters: if the football team should be lucky enough to participate in the world cup they will do so under the threat that if they do not perform well enough it will see retribution on them at home.
But as part of building this cult he must never let any other person, even his own children, get a moment in the spotlight. Below him is transient chaos, while above him is none: he alone is the rock on which Zaire can be built. This policy is most clearly seen in his handling of the Warlord Plague. Here Mobutu has a two sided policy: All those military figures which he believes could pose a threat to his rule will at first be executed publicly and brutally. In the opening months of his reign he will institute a mini reign of terror to make an example of many warlords and political enemies. However, once the example has been made he will move on to a policy of co-opting these same men. Often through direct bribery, or through positions of prestige and other perks, local strongmen who will accept his rule are brought into the state machine by promising the opportunity to profit in exchange for loyalty. This opportunity is often revoked without notice or reason and personal rivalry at the top is encouraged: in this way no other individual is able to form a stable powerbase. But at the same time individuals previously kicked out of power may be rehabilitated just as quickly, rising once again to wealth and prestige on the auspices of Mobutu’s favor. In this way no elite is a permanent outsider, and the best move for many will seem to be “wait and see”. This of course makes the internal administration of the nation hell, but it does keep Mobutu in undisputed power without even the glimmer of a rival.
This policy of personal co-option extends even to The Belgian Question. The Europeans remaining property will be nationalized and they will be deported, but it will not come with the punitive brutality of the pan-africanists. Mobutu has no love for the Belgians, and will not tolerate their continued dominance, but he also has no special hatred for them, seeing them mostly as political liabilities and rivals rather than ideology defining enemies: that distinction goes to the Germans. But after this show of nationalistic force the door will be left open to their return: many of the nationalized properties are redistributed to those without the knowledge, skill or desire to maintain their productivity. As such when those same Europeans are offered the chance to buy back their property or even return to the Congo Mobutu will not get in their way: so long as they avoid getting lynched along the way by Mobutu’s notoriously brutal and poorly disciplined soldiers he will let them have their piece too so long as they accept that it is by his grace alone that they keep it.
Part of this leniency is out of a calculated mercy to Europeans: Mobutu is smart enough to know that making himself solely reliant on Japan is a poor strategy, and will seek to make connections with America, Italy and Brazil. Having mercy on the Belgians and keeping the door open to cooperation with the Euros is an easy way to mollify western opinion and thus maintain his own independence on the world stage. Of course even this policy has limits: Germany and those under her will see the door slammed shut.
Which brings us neatly into the great struggle which defines the early Mobutu regime: addressing the Economic Devastation. In keeping with his Authenticité program Mobutu wishes to nationalize all previously foreign owned industry, which is the vast majority of all industry, under the one-party state. These national corporations, modeled off of the Japanese Zaibatsu and Italian corporatism, will be either controlled directly by Mobutu, by his close political allies, or (to his own displeasure) by East Asians, most often the Japanese. Mobutu’s Japanese backers are willing to prop up his regime, to allow whatever social and political organization he wishes, but they have come to the Congo for a reason. That reason is money and resources, and with Authenticité pushing for the cartelization of all money in the Congo the Japanese demand to be let in. Mobutu cannot simply dismiss them: it is Japanese credit and weapons which ensure he stays secure and on top. But he is also unwilling to simply roll over for them: he is a nationalist and a deeply ambitious man, and will not be satisfied with anything less than personal ownership of the Zaire economy. As such the 60s and early 70s will be a contest between true Mobutu loyalists and pro-Japanese opportunists for who will gain a majority share of the new nation's economic resources. Japan offers cash, guns, food, technical advisors and diplomatic support (all of which Zaire really needs) in return for shares in the national corporations and local extractions. They will also play dirty by employing bribes, intimidation tactics, organized crime and even clandestine support of anti-mobutu civil resistance to put pressure on the regime to open up more space for the Japanese. To counter this Mobutu has all the tools of the state at his disposal, as well as the mobilization of his own hard core group of supporters for intimidation or political pressure on local leaders.
“Kazi ndjo baba, ndjo mama” (work, it is my father, it is my mother), is a common phrase in Katanga which alludes to the paternalist role played by large companies such as the Union Minière, which would provide housing, education, and sometimes even wives to their workers in exchange for productive loyalty. Even after the full German takeover “company work” maintained a facade of this relationship. Japan is well positioned to take up the old Union Minière paternalism tactics, offering workers higher and more regular pay than what native organizations sometimes can, while also reinforcing a culture of dependency which Mobutu is trying to break (or bend to his own ends).
It is this contest for the hard cash and rare metals provided by the Congo which will determine the final form the Authenticité regime takes. If Mobutu is victorious and secures the lion's share of the economy for himself and a large enough share for his allies the Zairean Revolution will be complete with major bonuses to stability and political power, and even more importantly to Mobutu’s personal fortune. Though never giving public access to his personal books Mobutu will be plausibly rumored to be worth billions, with he and his family being some of the foremost african business people in the world and minor celebrities in the co-prosperity sphere. However the economy will suffer greatly from this as all economic efficiency and business skill has been sacrificed in the name of Mobutu’s personal power: though he is the undisputed master of Zaire it will be a deeply dysfunctional country economically, and if commodity prices were to fall he may need to go crawling back to the outside world to bail him out. On the other hand if Japan wins Zaire will become a neo-colonial strip, with its most lucrative industries owned in part or in full by the Japanese and the state unable to do anything about it without critically undermining its own elite support. This will make Mobutu into only a multi-millionaire rather than a billionaire, as well as undermine his public image of all powerful invincibility. With the Japanese ambassador keeping a hawkish eye on him and his party Mobutu will be left to stew in his unhappy lot knowing that if he ceases to play the part assigned to him the Japanese can always find someone else. This will also be the end of the Authentice campaign as even uneducated workers can see that their bread comes not from “Father Marshal” but from their places of work, owned by foreigners once again. But it is arguably better economically, as the extractive industries are at least run competently and its workers will be paid in full and on time more often. In all cases Zaire will be a sphere observer, but in this case it will be a part of the Japanese economic sphere as well. The later 70s and 80s will be difficult times for either end as prices crash and the cumulative effects of bad government and foreign domination come to the fore. But that is a story for another day.
Japan or Mobutu, success or failure, unity or farce, one thing remains constant: the Zairean military officers are the new nobility of the new nation. Corruption is an endemic and potentially crippling issue in Zaire, and this is seen most clearly in the military, where officers will steal wages and army units will act close to bandits in the more remote regions, creating an atmosphere of fear. But the best position is that of an Air Force officer, with prominent families often paying through the nose for their sons to be educated in Japanese military academies to earn their wings.
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2023.05.29 13:38 NearbyWealth8732 The impact of school ERP solutions on teaching and learning

The impact of school ERP solutions on teaching and learning
School ERP solutions have had a substantial impact on teaching and learning. These solutions have transformed education by delivering a more efficient and simplified approach to academic management, which has improved student achievement.
The automation of time-consuming administrative duties like as attendance monitoring, grade reporting, and scheduling is one of the primary advantages of school ERP solutions. This automation frees up time for teachers, allowing them to focus on providing quality instruction to their students. Teachers may now spend more time with their pupils one-on-one and are better positioned to detect and address unique learning needs.
The capacity to track and analyze student performance data is another significant influence of school ERP solutions on teaching and learning. Teachers can use ERP solutions to readily access and analyze data on student performance, discover trends, and adapt their teaching approaches as needed. This data-driven approach to education has proven to be extremely effective, with increased student outcomes.

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School ERP solutions have also improved parent-teacher communication. Parent portals allow parents to view their child's academic performance, attendance, and other crucial information in real time. This open communication style has improved parent involvement in their child's education, which has been demonstrated to improve student achievement.
Finally, school ERP solutions have transformed education by allowing for a more efficient and data-driven approach to academic management. These innovations have benefited teaching and learning by freeing up instructors' time, allowing them to provide high-quality instruction, and boosting student outcomes.
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2023.05.29 13:29 pnutbutterpirate Bringing hinted meat/antlers into US from Canada?

Anyone have experience bringing deer meat and antlers into the US from Canada by car? I'm a US resident planning a Canadian deer hunt.
The US web page (see below) says you're limited to 50 pounds per vehicle, which I could imagine exceeding. I'm also not sure what to make of the "trophy" section of that page. Have you had a good/bad experience with this? Any advice is welcome - I don't want to have things confiscated at the border.
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/traveleintl-travel/travelers-canada/traveler-canada-meats-poultry-dairy/canada-meats-poultry-dairy
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2023.05.29 13:22 lacbeetle Take a quiz on the Ontario Place redevelopment plan

Take a quiz on the Ontario Place redevelopment plan
There is a new quiz app, designed to educate and inform individuals about the ongoing redevelopment plans for Ontario Place.
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The app features 10 multiple-choice questions that cover various aspects of the Ontario Place redevelopment plans, including the environmental impact, cost, and scale of the project. These questions have been carefully crafted with input from SwimOP members, and Ontario Place For All. The aim is to provide an enjoyable and engaging way to learn about the development plans while raising awareness of the potential impact on our community.
The app is now available on Android devices through Google Play and is also available as a web app. Curious Penguins are working to make it available on iOS devices and the Amazon Kindle in the near future.
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2023.05.29 13:20 Pristine-Farm7249 Goals 101. Full guide to setting and achieving them.

hey, gentlemen.
On your self-improvement journey, it's essential to set goals. Without them, you're like a ship in the ocean without any direction. Your goals and purpose help you make the right decisions in life and they shape your reality according to the things you want to achieve.
For example, if my purpose is to win a World Cup in football I won't go partying, drinking, and smoking, and when others will try to convince me, I won't even hesitate to reject them. There's no discipline here. My purpose and my goals dictate my reality.
That's why I want you to grab your journal or a sheet of paper and write. Write down what are your biggest goals in life and what are the small ones. Don't stop for 5 minutes until your mind is completely empty.
After it, you should decide what parts of your life are essential to you. Like: Business Relationships Fitness and so on. NOTE: it's important to have balance, you can just have all the goals about business, you also should take care of your body, and you can't only get, get and get. What are your goals to improve the world and help other people?
Then put all your goals accordingly to these groups. After you finished find a software called Trello (free) on the Internet. You should have two types of boards: for the current month and for years to come: 1,2,5 etc.(watch the first picture).
YEARS: Here you should have three sections: to do, doing, and done (watch the picture)
MONTH: Here you should have these sections: I have silly names (watch pictures) but the main ideas are the same(you can name them whatever you like), 1)goals for this month, 2)goals with planned data (like the first of April) when you are done with the task 3)section for tasks that move from you to other people, like doing some sort of work for the teacher or boss, when it is your move I called it "my move" when I did my part and wait for the response I write "wait for their next move", 4)your tasks for today, 5) everything you achieved this month.
Why do I recommend this system?
  1. It allows you to free your mind and stop being anxious that you forgot something.
  2. You see and feel the real results of your work.
Hope it was a valuable lesson.

PS: I can’t share photos here if you want you can watch them on my discord server with other valuable lessons.
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2023.05.29 13:20 Black_Hazard_YABEI Tentative Plot Preview of my Amourshipping fic (Pokemon A/S) Version 1.1

Fanfic name: Pokemon A(sh)/S(erena)

\--------------------**Continuity and Placement**\-----------------

After 1 years of MPM Epsiode 11

\--------------------**Character settings**\--------------------

Main Cast: XY Gang (Ash, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie) + OG Gang (Misty, Brock) + Gary Oak


Everyone will receive the Mega Evolution



Dawn become Top Coordinator before the fic starts.

May and Dawn will become Serena's rival.

Chloe is May, Dawn and Serena's apprentice

Pokemon Master scaling from best to worst: Ash >>>> Leon > all 6 Masters

Pokemon Coordinator scaling from best to worst : Dawn = May >< Serena > Chloe > Miette > Drew = Zoey

Pokemon Performer scaling from best to worst :Serena > May > Dawn > Aria > Chloe > Miette> Jessie

Everyone will have their official age +1, except Ash who is still stucking at 10 years old (There'll be the story arc which explains why Ash was still 10 years old)
Team rocket trio will be sent to jail at ending of Team Rocket Arc because I feels like they're superfluous in the fanfic. But they might return if I can make use of them and appears as reformed person because they're not entirely bad person I think

--------------------About Pokemon Gen 9/Horizon/Paldea/SV--------------------
Liko and Roy will appear as side characters, while Necoma might have more role in Paldea story arc due to the shared personality with Ash




\--------------------**Arc 1: The dream begins and reunion (ep 1-6)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Storytelling, Action, Romance, Amour**

Ash recieved the invite that will makes him reunite with his girlfriend, but he must deal with the plant from giant rock which will eventually not only makes him reunite with his girlfriend, but also reassamble the entire XY cast and makes the story looks like XY sequel (lol!)

Episode 1: Story begins with Ash saw the nightmare where the world being destroyed and even Arceus unable to do anything about it. Then **Ash wake up and he just realized that he was invited to see the Pokemon Contest final (Serena Vs Aria) in Kalos, but when Ash went to Kalos, he saw his Greninja being unconscious because of being overworked for cutting wood so many years non stop without taking any break (Lol!)**

Episode 2: **It's only 1 hours before Pokemon Contest final starts,** Ash had sent his Greninja into Pokemon center. Meanwhile **Bonnie and Clemont calls Ash that the plant from Giant Rock had nearing the Luminse City.** Ash and Lucario attempt to sense where's the source of those plant are but unable to. Meanwhile at this time, **Greninja had been fully recovered and returns to Ash!**

Episode 3: **Greninja had been recovered!** With Greninja's help, Ash was finally able to find the source of the Giant Rock- on underground. Clemont used the newly devloped drill to make the tunnel so that Ash (with Pikachu, Lucario and Greninja), Clemont (with Luxray) and Bonnie (With squishy) will able to reach the underground and saw the core of those plants. **With the combined effort of Pikachu, Lucario, Greninja, Luxray and Squishy, they was able to destroy the core and stopping the Giant Rock plant once and for all.**

**Episode 4:** After the Giant Rock Plant Core had been Destroyed, Ash had found that the Pokemon Contest final had already begin. Ash was tried to reach Pokemon Contest as soon as possible. At first, Aria's excellent Contest skills makes Serena begin to self-doubt if she could made it, but Ash was eventally managed to arrives and cheers Serena, allowing **Serena to unlock Bond Transformation on Her Delphox to become Serena-Delphox and become Kalos Queen** (Yes, I made her Kalos Queen that early because I have struggle to write Pokemon Contest chapters)

**Episode 5:** At last, **Ash and Serena had finally reunion! To celebrating Serena become Kalos Queen, Ash was going to buy the new clothes for Serena as suprise gift so that Serena can put her Blue Ribbon back on her chest**, but Ash have struggle to do so because Ash know nothing about clothing style, but thanks to Diantha's help, Ash was eventally able to find the clothes that fits Serena and fits her Blue Ribbon.

**Episode 6:** **Ash and Serena say goodbye to Miette, Diantha and May and moved to Pallet town.** But at the next day, they found themselves had been trapped inside the crowd as both are now become the celebrity and all of the billboard had their own face! Diantha will teach Ash and Serena must find the way to move around in public

\--------------------**Clemont single chapter (ep 7)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Storytelling, Action**

I made this chapter so that I can give Clemont bond transformation form

Episode 7: Clemont had unveiled the upgraded Clembot MK III, but was being hacked by Xerosic who managed to escaped from jail. Clemont was managed to find Xerosic, but Xerosic was wearing some power protector which overpowers all of his pokemon and his chesnaught! Xerosic was teasing that Clemont's science is terrible, **but Clemont determination that the science was supposed to be used for justice allows his chesnaught to unlock the bond transformation to become Clemont-chesnaught**, allowing Clemont to defeat Xerosic and sent Xerosic back to jail. Unfortunately, Xerosic was managed to damage the Prism Tower which forcing Clemont, Bonnie and Meyer to living in Ash's house temporarily until the Prism Tower had been rebuilt.

\--------------------**Ash pidgeot single chapter (ep 8)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Action**

Despite Ash's pidgeot had officially returned to Ash, it's another questions of how long can his pidgeot live with his trainer.....

Episode 8: Tons of Fearow had invaded and caused the huge chaos in Pallet town and steals Serena's blue ribbon! Ash's Pidgeot had found that those Fearow are came from Viridian Forest. Ever since Pidgeot had reunited with Ash, those Fearow had rapidly reproduce, quickly take over the Viridian Forest and begin to spread out of nowhere! Those Fearow demands Ash's Pidgeot in exchange for those Pidgey and Pidgeotto's life and the Blue Ribbon. Ash and Pidgeot arrived Viridian Forest but those Pidgey and Pidgeotto told them not to leave his Pidgeot here because they thinks that the Pidgeot was belong to Ash and Ash refuse to leave his Pidgeot here. Those Fearow now attempt to hurt those Pidgey and Pidgeotto and ate the Blue Ribbon! Ash Mega Evolved his Pidgeot to fight against those Fearow but being slowly outnumbered by those Fearow. On the verge of Ash's Pidgeot's defeat, those Pidgey and Pidgetto had evolved into Pidgeot and helps Ash's Pidgeot to defeat those Fearow and give Ash back the Blue Ribbon, ending those Fearow's threat once and for all! Ash and his Pidgeot was bid farewell to those Pidgeot and give the Blue Ribbon back to Serena, now Ash's Pidgeot can live with Ash forever!

\-------------------**-Arc 3: Team Rocket invasion (ep 9-17)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Action**

XY/XYZ cast had finally reassambled! But let's not forget about that they must deal with the very first and longest lasting villain organization-Team Rocket!

Epsiode 9: **Gary had reunited with Ash**, where former had become the Pokemon Professor. Gary brings Ash and Serena to visit the extension of Professor Oak's laboratory (Clemont and Bonnie was here too!). Meanwhile, Giovanni had arrived the laboratory and defeated Professor Oak. Gary came out and fight against Giovanni once again and.....lose once again. Meanwhile, the **Team Rocket Grunts kidnapped Professor Oak while they're battling and Giovanni had left the laboratory!**

Epsiode 10: Giovanni kidnapped Professor Oak to Team Rocket base to make Professor Oak works for him. Ash and Gary was thinking about how to save Giovanni. Meanwhile, the Team Rocket trio appears once again and attempt to steal his Pikachu, but Misty and Brock arrives and saves Ash's Pikachu. Ash respond with a heavy heart as Ash aware that this might be their last time to prepare for trouble as Ash had decided to destroy Team Rocket once and for all (Yes, he feels sympathy for those Team Rocket Trio because he aware that Team Rocket Trio have heart) and Ash's pikachu sent Team Rocket Trio flying once again like usual!

Epsiode 11: Thanks to Clemont's science, Ash, Misty, Brock and Gary was able to track down the location of Team Rocket base. Clemont gives Ash the device which allows Ash to freely switch his Pokemon party anywhere and anytime. **Ash, Misty, Brock and Gary went to Team Rocket base while leaving Serena, Clemont and Bonnie at Ash's house. Ash, Misty, Brock and Gary charging towards Team Rocket Base and begin the final battle against Team Rocket!**

Epsiode 12: **Ash, Misty, Brock and Gary fight against thousands of Team Rocket Grunts** who "Welcomed" them. But they slowly outnumbered by those Team Rocket Grunts and they realized that those Team Rocket Grunts are here to buying Giovanni's time! **Misty and Brock decided to stay here and clean the road for Ash and Gary to reach Team Rocket Base!** Meanwhile, Professor Oak had been tied into the chair which extract his knowledge about the pokemon.

Epsiode 13: Ash and Gary was finally managed to find Giovanni and Professor Oak. Giovanni transfer his consciousness into the Armored Mewtwo (this Mewtwo is different from the first movie one and it's nothing more than Giovanni's new body) while Gary was going to save Professor Oak. **Serena, Clemont and Bonnie saw the news about Ash is fighting Armored Mewtwo and decided to head to Team Rocket base together with the help of met Korrina, Alain and Diantha.** Meanwhile, Ash had been defeated by Giovanni and being tied outside the Team Rocket base!

Epsiode 14: **Clemont, Bonnie and Serena met Korrina, Alain and Diantha to rescue Ash**, but being interrupted by the artifical pokemon army. Meanwhile Giovanni was about to end Ash's life, but being stopped by Gary. **Inside Ash's mental world, Aaron was teaching Ash to master Aura power. After Ash mastered the Aura power, Ash breaks free with his newly mastered Aura power and team up with Gary to fight against Giovanni.**

Epsiode 15: **Thanks to Ash and Gary's excellent teamwork,** in addition of Ash's mastered Aura power, **Giovanni had been easily defeated and Giovanni's mewtwo armor had been teared apart.** At the same time, **Misty, Brock, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, Korrina, Alain and Diantha had defeated al of the grunts and artifical pokemon army and reunited with Ash and Gary.** Meanwhile, Giovanni still refused to give up, he used the knowledge that being extracted from Professor Oak to create the gigantic ultimate pokemon called Chimera. Giovanni insert his consciousness into Chimera and razed half of Pallet Town into ground!

Epsiode 16: Despite the combined effort of **Ash, Gary, Misty, Brock, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, Korrina, Alain and Diantha**, Chimera was proven too much for those heroes to handle! Chimera then begin to cover the entire sky with the black smoke which will slowly turns all pokemon all over the world into shadow pokemon! Seems there's nothing to stop him, the real mewtwo appears and helps those hero to fight against Chimera. Meanwhile, Ash's Greninja was managed to use his extrasensory to emulate almost all of Pokemon moveset while his Lucario's aura power had been enchanced which allows his Lucario to create the spirit bomb sized aura sphere. **Ash, his pikachu, Greninja and Lucario eventally able to blown Chimera to pieces and sent Giovanni's consciousness back to his human body.** **Ash came in front of Giovanni and about to kills him with Aura sphere, but Serena, and later the newly arrived Team Rocket Trio pleding Ash not to.** **Following Giovanni, Team Rocket Trio and rest of Team Rocket member being arrested, Team Rocket had finally being taken down for good. Korrina, Alain and Diantha say goodbye to Ash, Gary, Misty, Brock, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie as Korrina, Alain and Diantha head back to Kalos. Ash and Team Rocket Trio made the promise that they'll be travel together once the Team Rocket Trio served their sentence**

**Epsiode 17: Few days after Team Rocket being taken down, Ash, Gary, Misty, Brock, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie made the celebration for that.**

\--------------------**Arc 4: Ash being dense shell (ep 18-20)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Storytelling, Action,** **character building,** **emotion**

The world had back to it's peace following the shut down of Team Rocket. However, Ash's dense shell kick in ane he'll will learn the the hard way about what will happen for being dense shell

Epsiode 18: **Ever since Ash become much stronger since the Team Rocket fight, he begin to become arrogant and addicted in Pokemon Battle! (Yes, typical dense shell Ash for ya) He begin to refuse other people's help and even end up having Quarrel with Serena! Ash ragequit his house and being attacked by Damian**, who is looking for revenge of his charamder's betrayal. Despite Ash become lot stronger since they last met, Damian's newly obtained Psychic power and his Charizards army (Mega charizard X and Y, Gigantmaxed Charizard and Shadow Charizard that Damian created with his Psychic power) was proven even more ahead of Ash and defeats Ash! **Meanwhile, Ash's rage towards Damian had results his Pikachu unleashed the large energy which not only quickly defeats Damian, but also create the huge hole on ground and become berserk!**

Epsiode 19: **Being humiliated by Damian and having his pikachu went berserk, Ash had slowly realized that he's only care about Pokemon and become megalomaniac had corrupted his bond with pikachu! He begin to feels sorry about how he treat his friends especially Serena. Ash was later apogoized to Serena and his friends and slowly reconcile with each other and discuss how to bring his pikachu back to control. With the combined effort of Serena and his friends, Ash was eventually able to bring his pikachu back to sense.**

Episode 20: **Those evil Malamar had finally returned to present and attempt to brainwash Ash and Serena once again**, but Clemont used his creation. **Ash and Serena was quickly blows those evil Malamar into ashes but the energy crystals absorbs those evil Malamar's body and activated and quickly defeated all of their pokemon except Pikachu. That energy crystals attempt to shoot laser on Serena and Ash attempt to run in front of that laser to protect Serena**, which results Ash's feelings resonance with pikachu which makes his pikachu utilized that power once again to **create the deadly new move for pikachu: Ragnerok! However, the power of Ragnerok had makes Ash and Pikachu unconscious for a while.**

\--------------------**Arc 5-Serena's upgrade (21-22)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Action,** **character building,** **passion,** **emotion**

**Seeing that Ash unconscious, Serena learned that she need to learn self defense so that she wont end up become damsel in distress when her boyfriend isn't present**

Epsiode 21: Seeing that Ash end up unconscious for saving her, Serena decided to become stronger so that the same tragic won't happen again. Serena had found Bonnie to train with Bonnie's squishy. Because Serena was never joined the real battle before, Serena was not able to land any single hit on Squishy 10% form even with the combined effort of all her 3 pokemon + having her Delphox , then Serena realized that the only way to makes her stronger battler is to use what she already good at-Pokemon Performer. By using her pokemon performing skills into combat, she was finally able to defeat Squishy's 10% form.

Episode 22 (WIP): **Serena will get Absol which will helps her in combat and will be used on Contest too**

\--------------------**Single Pokeshipping chapter (ep 23)**\--------------------

**Type:** **Story telling, Action**

**Misty must find the balance between traveling with Ash and her gym.**

Episode 23: Misty had been tired of her having to do all three jobs from her 3 Irresponsible sisters, which making her leave her gym behind and went to Ash's house. Ash was suprised how Misty would willing to give up her gym for that Meanwhile, Damian hijacked Misty's gym and kidnapped Daisy, Lily, and Violet, to demands Misty in exchange her gym and her sisters. Ash and Misty worked together to defeat Damian and saved all 3. Misty's 3 sisters apogoized for over-reliance the gym operation to Misty alone and promised Misty that they'll become more responsible for their gyms. Misty give her gym back to her sisters and says goodbye to them.

\--------------------------------------**Planned Future story Arc:**\--------------------------------------

**~~Pokemon Contest Arc (Mittie vs Serena) or:~~**

**~~Wallce Cup Arc(May vs Dawn, Chloe vs May, Chloe vs Dawn, Dawn vs Serena) or:~~**

**~~countine the romance amour with Ash arc:~~** (Should I? But I really suck at writing those)

\--------------------------------------**Oizys Arc (adopted from** [this one shot](https://www.reddit.com/AmourShipping/comments/139895h/writing_my_amourshipping_one_shot_for_very_first/)**):** \--------------------------------------

**Type:** **Action,** [Deconstruction Fic](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeconstructionFic)**,** **drama,** **passion,** **Original Story, Fantasy, Meta**

***Warning: Starting at this Arc, the typical Amour and even*** ***anime*** ***Pokemon logic will be thrown out the window*** *and replaced with the* ***original plot that you might not asked for!***

***Warning: This Story Arc features with full of ridiculousness, rather dark story, in-face towards TPC and filled with heavy irony and even fourth wall break etc.*** ***Please watch at your discretion! If you want something closer to Pokemon Anime, skip to*** ***Paldea Arc.***

**Ash teachs Goh how to take care of Pokemon**, **but Goh's dark side came to manifest as its own entirely separate, physical entity called Oizys, Goh's evil counterpart who is the psychopath pokemon hunter** (a parody of many chinese amourshipping fic features with Goh as antagionist), Goh was paralyzed with fear after witnessing his evil counterpart's cruelty and end up in coma for a while. Oizys steal all Serena's pokemon, all Ash's ace (including his Greninja) and almost managed to steal his pikachu but his pikachu managed to free all of Ash's ace and Serena's pokemon, Ash and Serena got the upper hand and defeats Oizys, but **Ash being posessed by Oizys in front of Serena's eyes** and defeated almost every single Ash's traveling partner, all 7 Pokemon Masters , Gary Oak and Serena. But Serena was eventally managed to free Ash from Oizys control. After defeating Oizys, **Goh finally wake up and learned the harsh lesson about how to take care of his pokemon.**



\--------------------------------------**gossip Arc (adopted from** [this one shot](https://www.reddit.com/AmourShipping/comments/13g26hu/my_new_one_shot/)**):** \--------------------------------------

**Type:** [Deconstruction Fic](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeconstructionFic)**,** **drama,** **Original Story, Break Fourth Wall,** **humor**

***Warning: Another original plot which full of ridiculousness, filled with heavy irony and even fourth wall break sans Action.*** ***Please watch at your discretion!*** ***If you want something closer to Pokemon Anime, skip to*** ***Paldea Arc.***

**Ash and Serena must find a way to debunk various of the fake news** (like Liko is Ash and Serena's daughter) that damaging their reputations and free **Liko** from being cyberbullied. In addition, they'll also met Nemona for first time who will later join Ash's team.

\--------------------------------------**"Shipping War" Arc (adopted from** [This one shot](https://www.reddit.com/AmourShipping/comments/13gz609/what_if_serena_meet_misty/)**):** \--------------------------------------

***Warning: This Story Arc features with full of ridiculousness, rather dark story, in-face towards TPC and filled with heavy irony and even fourth wall break etc.*** ***Please watch at your discretion! If you want something closer to Pokemon Anime, skip to*** ***Paldea Arc.***

**Type:** [Deconstruction Fic](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeconstructionFic)**,** **drama,** **Original Story, Break Fourth Wall,** **humor**

The giant blue bird **had makes Serena and Misty , all Ash's female travel companion and even all humans in pokemon kills each other** until there's only 1 left **against their will!** Ash was able to free all of his friend before any tragic happens but that **giant blue bird absorbed Serena** and begin to spread all over the world! **The only way to save Serena is to have Ash insert the feelings toward Serena into the water shuriken to open the hole out of Twitter's physical body so that Ash can save Serena.**

\--------------------------------------**Ash's 10 years old truth Arc Prequel (adopted from** [this](https://www.reddit.com/AmourShipping/comments/13qkp85/kiss_day_special_one_shot/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button) [one](https://www.reddit.com/AmourShipping/comments/13rgru6/ash_and_serenas_dream_world_part_12_calem_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button) shot\*\*):\*\*--------------------------------------

**Type:** [Deconstruction Fic](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeconstructionFic)**,** **drama,** **Original Story, Amour, Break Fourth Wall, romance,** **character building, Action**

***Warning: Another original plot which full of ridiculousness, rather dark story, in-face towards TPC, filled with heavy irony and even fourth wall break!*** ***Please watch at your discretion!*** ***If you want something closer to Pokemon Anime, skip to*** ***Paldea Arc.***

**After Ash and Serena discovered the truth about Ash's being cursed with eternal 10 years old which might potentially eventally wipe away his character development and revert him back to the 10 years old stupid dense shell like in Uvona, Ash and Serena got psychological shadow and escape from reality by living in their own dream and refuse to wake up. However, Ash and Serena would eventually overcome their fear and . It'll also features with the cameo appearance of Calem and Game Serena.**

\--------------------------------------**Paldea Arc:** \--------------------------------------

**Type: Adventure, Humor,** **amour**

***Finally the story Arc that closer to Pokemon Anime rather than those edgy fourth wall break meta fic bullshit!***

**Ash, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, Misty, Brock, Gary (Should I put Goh and Chloe as well?) will go to Paldea to travel, they'll meet Roy , Liko and Friede for first time and Nemona will join Ash's team. They'll later met Steven and receive the** [Tera Orb](https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Tera_Orb) which allows them to **Terastalize** their pokemon. **Ash will got 2** [new](https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Fuecoco_(Pok%C3%A9mon))) [Pokemon](https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Charcadet_(Pok%C3%A9mon))) **in this Arc, might consider to give Misty Quaxly** **in this Arc.**

***Warning: Starting at this Arc, the typical Amour and even*** ***anime*** ***Pokemon logic will be thrown out the window*** *and replaced with the* ***original plot that you might not asked for!***

\--------------------------------------**Tobias Arc:**\--------------------------------------

**Type:** [Deconstruction Fic](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeconstructionFic)**,** **drama,** **Original Story, Amour, Break Fourth Wall, romance, Amour,** **character building, Action**

***Warning: This Story Arc features with full of ridiculousness, rather dark story, in-face towards TPC and filled with heavy irony and even fourth wall break etc.*** ***Please watch at your discretion!***

**Tobias was revealed to be the "Ash's dream crusher",** so strong that not even the combined effort of 7 Pokemon Master can stop him! This Arc features with the return and the **final battle against** **Oizys and Damian.**

\--------------------------------------**Ash's 10 years old Arc:** \--------------------------------------

**Type:** [Deconstruction Fic](https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeconstructionFic)**,** **Original Story, Amour, Break Fourth Wall, romance,** **Humor**

***Warning: This Story Arc features with full of ridiculousness, rather dark story, in-face towards TPC and filled with heavy irony and even fourth wall break etc.*** ***Please watch at your discretion!***

**Last Story Arc where Ash is still 10 years old**

**Ash finally defeated Tobias, but Ash's 10 years old curse had finally reverted Ash back to the tough dense shell. Ash's friend and Serena must find the way to break that curse to stop Ash from being 10 years old and bring the mature Ash back.**



\--------------------------------------**Oshi no Ko** **crossoveIdol industry dark truth Arc:**\--------------------------------------

**Type: crossover,** **drama, Break Fourth Wall, Humor**

***Warning: This Story Arc features with full of ridiculousness, rather dark story, heavy irony, fourth wall break etc.*** ***Please watch at your discretion!***

**Ash finally grown up! Serena was being invited to went to Japan for the performance but eventually rejected after she discovered the shocking, ugly truth of the idol industry in Japan. Officer Jenny gives the secret mission for Ash, Team Rocket Trio (served their sentence), Latias and Team Rocket Trio's Ditto will camouflage as Serena, Dawn, May and Chloe to sneak into those idol industry and debunk the dirty act in idol industry in Japan, while the real Serena, Dawn, May and Chloe will** **appeals to her fans all over the world** **to boycott such dirty act in idol industry in Japan.**

\--------------------------------------**TBA Arc**\--------------------------------------
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2023.05.29 13:19 Different-Shake8462 Powerhouse Picks: META, AMZN, or NFLX - Unveiling the most compelling FAANG stock

Meta Platforms ($META)

Shares of social media giant Meta Platforms have rallied by a phenomenal 107% year-to-date. The company impressed investors by returning back to revenue growth in the first quarter (after three straight quarters of decline) despite subdued digital ad spending due to macro pressures.
Investors have also cheered the company’s aggressive cost-cutting and streamlining efforts, including thousands of layoffs. Despite the distraction caused by regulatory matters, most Wall Street analysts remain optimistic about Meta’s prospects.
Meta’s user base continues to expand, with daily active people (number of users who visited at least one of the family apps –Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp in a day) growing 5% year-over-year to 3.02 billion (on average) in March. The company expects capital expenditure of $30 billion to $33 billion this year toward the build-out of its artificial intelligence (AI) capacity to support ads, Feed, and Reels as well as increased investment in generative AI initiatives.
Is Meta a Good Stock to Buy?
On Tuesday, Piper Sandler analyst Thomas Champion reiterated a Buy rating on Meta Platforms stock with a price target of $270 after taking a deep look at the company’s AI capabilities.The analyst sees the company leveraging AI to boost user engagement, develop better and more automated advertiser tools, and create an open-source AI ecosystem. Champion is also optimistic about Meta’s positioning within the digital ads space.

Amazon ($AMZN)

Like Meta, Amazon is also reducing its costs to navigate a tough business backdrop. The company’s retail business has been under pressure due to the impact of macro challenges on consumer spending. Additionally, the slowdown in the growth rate of the higher-margin Amazon Web Services (AWS) business has also been concerning. Enterprises are moderating their IT budgets, which is weighing on AWS’s growth.
Wall Street continues to be bullish on Amazon and sees solid potential in the retail and AWS divisions over the long term. Moreover, AMZN’s rapidly growing advertising business is also expected to boost revenue in the years ahead. Despite macro pressures, Amazon’s ad revenue increased 23% year-over-year to $9.5 billion in Q1.
Is AMZN a Buy, Sell, or Hold?
Earlier this week, Mizuho analyst James Lee increased his price target for Amazon to $160 from $145 and reiterated a Buy rating, calling the stock his top pick for the second half of 2023. The analyst expects multiple expansion as concerns about the company’s AI market position “diminish.”
Recent channel checks by Lee’s firm with a leading channel partner indicated that AWS’s generative AI demand has been accelerating due to the ease of transition and product differentiation.
“Case studies show that AWS wins over clients on intelligence privacy and data security,” said Lee. Further, he also highlighted that generative AI is priced meaningfully higher than conventional computing, so it is expected to be both revenue and margin accretive to AWS. Consequently, Lee believes AWS revenue growth will likely trough in Q2 before rebounding in the second half of the year.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing has improved investor sentiment about the streaming giant. Password sharing has been a key concern for Netflix, especially as competition has become intense in the streaming space. Netflix had previously estimated that over 100 million households share accounts, representing 43% of its global user base. This week, Netflix rolled out its password-sharing crackdown to its home market.
Aside from the password-sharing crackdown, Netflix’s business is expected to improve through its recent introduction of a cheaper, ad-supported tier.
What is the Price Target for Netflix?
On Thursday, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein increased the price target for Netflix stock to $450 from $415 and maintained a Buy rating in reaction to the launch of paid sharing offering at $7.99 per additional household stream.
Prior to the announcement, the analyst’s firm conducted a survey of 1,800 U.S. Netflix consumers. The survey indicated a healthy propensity to pay for “remote” users, with certain abandoned users willing to pay for their own subscriptions.
While 45% of respondents indicated a willingness to pay for “remote” users, 70% indicated an inclination for the $6.99 ad-tier plan. With pricing of the paid sharing option above the ad-tier, the survey suggests a significant portion of these users will be pushed toward the ad-based offer.

Conclusion

Wall Street is more bullish on Meta Platforms and Amazon compared to Netflix. Given the massive rally in Meta stock, Wall Street sees higher upside potential in Amazon stock from current levels. Analysts mainly see solid potential in Amazon’s AWS cloud business, supported by solid demand for cloud computing and prospects for growth in the AI space.
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2023.05.29 13:17 B3y0nd_my_th0ught5 Spider dojo build

Spider dojo build
I've been looking online for inspiration and tips on how to build a spider for one of the rooms in my dojo, couldn't find much. Spend 3/4 hours testing materials and this is what I came up with. It's currently building and I do plan on adding some sort of webbing around the room also. Any tips or feedback as to what I can add/how to make it better?
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2023.05.29 13:17 ICanBeProductive UX feedback: Chrome Bookmark Separators

Hey UXers, I’ve built a very niche ‘web tool’ that allows Chrome users to add bookmark separators to their bookmarks toolbars, i.e. add spacers to help with organisation and usability of bookmarks in the toolbar (and folders) - something not natively available in Chrome. No downloads, add ons, extensions, or anything like that.
I’ve been using Hotjar surveys to collect some feedback from users and it’s been amazingly insightful, even with the limitations of the free plan.
Long story short, I’ve just made some fairly major additions to the site and I’m hoping to get some feedback from some folks who are accustomed to UX as a practice and not necessarily the target audience; people who can be more objective.
I won’t say too much else about the site itself, I think it’d be best for those who are willing to take a look, to do so ‘blind’.
One thing I will say is: there is an option to turn off ads site wide if you create an account.
If you’d like to take a look and give me some feedback (good as well as bad, hopefully), you can find the site here: https://bookmarkseparators.com
*Sorry if this post isn’t allowed, the rules were slightly unclear on posts like this. *
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2023.05.29 13:06 Grub42 Some AI Tools

So I've been working on this project for a while now. I've made a website that has a bunch of AI resources for teachers. The URL is www.lessoncreator.com.au. It's free, and requires no sign up or log in. Yes it's an Australian URL, it will still work internationally and the content on their is useful for all teachers.
The first thing I made was a lesson planner, where you can put in your subject, year level and lesson duration and have a lesson plan appear. People seemed impressed but as a single lesson planner it had limited functionality.
I decided to keep going, and one thing I noticed a lot browing the various reddit pages, is that people wanted AI generated PowerPoints. I'm pretty stoked that I managed to get it working, but I have a PowerPoint creator, that works in a similar fashion to the lesson planner. Punch in the subject and learning goal etc, wait a minute or two and it will send an actual PowerPoint.pptx with the content you asked for. It sometimes messes up the formatting, so feel free to have another go at it, or just clean it up yourself. This uses a number of systems and the PowerPoint can take a minute or two to arrive. Just be patient.
I also added an information sheet creator that will spit out 500 or so words on what you need. In conjunction with this I've added a question generator, that you copy and paste either your own content, or the information sheet you just generated and ask for questions on that.Everything needs a lot of cut and polish.
The question generator struggles with making true/false, the lesson plan generator still sometimes says to use a textbook when you've said you don't have one. But all in I hope people find it useful and keep coming back to it.
Please feel free to have a play let me know if you have any comments, feedback or questions.
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2023.05.29 12:57 Grub42 More AI tools

Edit: In my original post I mentioned that I have no idea about coding. I removed that bit from this post, and clearly I shouldn't have. The links should be working now, but if they aren't please let me know.
So I've been pluggin away at my project for a bit now and I think I've got everything that I wanted. I've updated the URL to make it look a bit less dodgy, it's now www.lessoncreator.com.au. It's still free and still requires no signup. I've updated the lesson planner to include things like group work and individual work, and the 'available resources' should be more consistent.
The largest changes come in the form of resource creation. I'm pretty stoked that I managed to get it working, but I have a PowerPoint creator, that works in a similar fashion to the lesson planner. Punch in the subject and learning goal etc, wait a minute or two and it will send an actual PowerPoint.pptx with the content you asked for. It sometimes messes up the formatting, so feel free to have another go at it, or just clean it up yourself. This uses a number of systems and the PowerPoint can take a minute or two to arrive. Just be patient. I've also added an information sheet creator that will spit out 500 or so words on what you need. In conjunction with this I've added a question generator, that you copy and paste either your own content, or the information sheet you just generated and ask for questions on that.
Everything needs a lot of cut and polish. The question generator struggles with making true/false, the lesson plan generator still sometimes says to use a textbook when you've said you don't have one. But all in I hope people find it useful and keep coming back to it.
As an aside, I've tried it at school and the way in which the PowerPoint generator works means it's not compatible with Education Queenslands Wifi, and it doesn't work on their hardware even if you are hotspotting. So if you are planning on using it, give it a go the night before or morning of, but before you get to school.
As always, feedback, comments and questions are always welcome :)
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2023.05.29 12:56 EssayDistinct DevOps Career Path Advice

Hello. I am a web developer before with 4 yrs exp and planning to shift my career as a DevOps Engineer. I am not sure if it's okay lang mag ask dito.
I tried to apply last week sa Linkedin and may tatlo akong inaasahan. And eto yung alam ko palang, I am not sure if ano ang magandang piliin sakanila. SM palang yung may job offer.
I'm a web developer and my current salary is 120k. Plano ko mag shift dahil mas nakikita ko career ko with devops unlike sa web dev and nagsasawa na ko mag dev. Mas nag eenjoy ako mag automate and design ng infra haha. 1 yr exp pa lang ako with infra like docker, aws, bash, etc.

Not sure po if ano ang pipiliin ko sa tatlo. Yung current employer ko kasi is a startup company and independent contractor po ako kaya mataas ang salary, no govn benefits din and other benefits like sl/vl. But pumapayag naman po pag may emergency, need ko nalang i-OT sa ibang araw yung leave ko.
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2023.05.29 12:54 Competitive_Thing_89 How AI can revolutionize and help and give us hope

Following text generated by Chat-GPT 3.5:
Summary: Overall, AI has the capacity to revolutionize therapy and support for CPTSD by providing personalized interventions, creating virtual therapeutic environments, analyzing language, offering virtual companionship, predicting risk factors, and enabling guided self-help. These advancements have the potential to enhance the accessibility, effectiveness, and individualization of care for those with CPTSD.
AI has the potential to revolutionize therapy and provide valuable support for individuals with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). Here are some ways in which AI can contribute to CPTSD treatment and support:
  1. Personalized Therapy: AI algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data, including individual experiences, symptoms, and treatment outcomes, to develop personalized therapy plans. By understanding patterns and tailoring interventions to the specific needs of each person, AI can enhance the effectiveness of therapy for CPTSD.
  2. Virtual Therapeutic Environments: AI-powered virtual reality (VR) environments can recreate traumatic situations in a controlled and safe manner. This technology allows therapists to gradually expose individuals to triggering stimuli, helping them confront and process their traumatic experiences in a supportive environment. VR therapy can be especially useful for addressing phobias, panic disorders, and other trauma-related symptoms.
  3. Natural Language Processing (NLP) Tools: AI-based NLP tools can analyze written or spoken language to identify emotional states, patterns, and triggers. These tools can help individuals with CPTSD track their symptoms, gain insight into their emotional well-being, and provide valuable data to therapists for more targeted interventions.
  4. Chatbots and Virtual Assistants: AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants can offer round-the-clock support and act as virtual companions for individuals with CPTSD. These AI systems can provide coping strategies, relaxation techniques, and grounding exercises, as well as offer a non-judgmental space for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings.
  5. Predictive Analytics: AI algorithms can analyze large datasets to identify patterns and risk factors associated with CPTSD. By examining a range of variables, such as demographics, trauma history, and response to treatment, AI can help predict which individuals are more likely to develop CPTSD or experience symptom exacerbation. This information can aid in early intervention and preventive measures.
  6. Guided Self-Help: AI can offer guided self-help interventions through mobile applications or web platforms. These interventions may include psychoeducation, self-assessment tools, and evidence-based techniques for managing CPTSD symptoms. By making therapy resources more accessible, AI can empower individuals to actively participate in their own recovery process.
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