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29 [M4A] Georgia/Anywhere - Looking for an LTR, someone to share my time with :)

2023.06.09 01:12 applejacks_hat 29 [M4A] Georgia/Anywhere - Looking for an LTR, someone to share my time with :)

Hi there! I'm a 29 year old male from the south who's looking for a long term romantic relationship with someone easy to talk to. I'm pretty open to everyone, so don't worry about what you look like or identify as :). Proximity is a plus but not required as long as our time zones are (somewhat) close.
Other than working a lot, I usually spend my time gaming, watching tv or anime, or listening to/playing music. Most of what I play are MMOs like FFXIV (please play this with me <3) or OSRS, but I also play League, Minecraft, and other RPGs or strategy games. As for TV, I'm pretty open to watching anything. Most of what I watch is comedy, but I do love a good drama. For Anime I generally watch slice of life, comedy, light action and shounen, romance, or that kind of stuff. Anything light-hearted really. I also watch sports (Hawks/Falcons/Braves/United) when I can, as I don't have cable XP.
As for music, I'm kind of all over the place. I like everything from death metal to r&b to jazz to kpop. There isn't much that I don't like actually. I used to play guitar a lot when I was younger, but I recently picked up the bass to get back into playing music so learning that has been fun.
Other things of note: I will say I'm on the bigger side, but I've recently quit drinking and started eating better and taking care of myself so that should be changing soon. I lean pretty far left politically, I'm not religious, and I'd prefer someone in the 25-35 range.
If you're interested at all, shoot me a message and maybe we click! I'd prefer to talk over discord or something eventually so feel free to ask for that as well :)
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2023.06.09 01:01 PuzzleheadedBonus351 Intermountain is hurting healthcare in Utah

Throwaway random account for privacy reasons.
I'm an Intermountain provider, we just got our annual pay notice. 3%.
Three lousy percent.
The C-Suite stuffed suit says this is "more in line with previous years raises" but acknowledges "there continues to be labor shortages and inflation". So inflation is 4.9% so far this year, interest rates are up, and the economy keeps adding jobs despite the feds' best efforts to increase unemployment - AND there's a significant shortage in the medical and mental health fields.
So we are getting a raise that is essentially a pay cut after accounting for inflation and interest rates?
Lick my hairy crack, you greedy C-suite fucks. Intermountain's stranglehold on medical care in Utah is why you have to wait so long to get into see someone. It's why your nurse looks so tired and overworked. It's why medical mistakes happen. It's why you can't see a therapist for the next three months and can't get a follow up appointment for at least another 4 weeks.
This is the second year in a row that our pay hasn't kept up with the cost of living. Intermountain is busy buying companies, and for the last four months has been moaning about "cashflow". But hey, thanks for the cheap backpack or pencil case.
It's no accident the "caregiver appreciation gift" (usually some cheap garbage) is delivered right before the third party worker satisfaction survey - which closes right before they announce this bullshit.
Now you know why they spend so much time in new employee orientation hammering "we don't need a union, we're all so happy here!" Now you know why people who rock the boat by pointing out high turnover, lack of communication, and overwork cause errors and high expenses suddenly start getting bad reviews, writeups, and fired.
Yeah, I'm on the inside and I've seen it happen. Good people trying to take care of patients and keep them safe report dangerous understaffing - 8 weeks late they are gone, either quit because they were getting written up, or told they can quit or be fired. These people did nothing wrong, they tried to protect patients instead of covering for management's short-sighted decisions.
The people who take care of you deserve better. You deserve better than Intermountain.

This is a throwaway account - I'm burning it after I press "post"
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2023.06.09 00:43 Stunning-Public7074 The beggar review, again.. (Now without constant whining and filler bullshit.)

As I said in the title, I'm re-reviewing the album in a less whiny and more thought out manner. I'll break down each track and what I think it does right and wrong. Then I'll give it a score. The scoring of each song will be out of what percentage of the album said song takes up. So the beggar lover, which is 36% of the album, which means it should account for 36% of the overall album score. Bla bla, let's get going.
The Parasite is rather disappointing, if there wasnt a demo to compare it too i might feel differently, but i think the demo does a lot better. The instrumental on the demo just sounds better, the new version has a weird effect added to it that i dont like. I also think the demos vocals were overall cleaner during the first half, no odd vocal dips and spikes. I know why michael sings the way he does, he thinks it added something to the overall experience, but idk what his weird screetching really did. It just makes listening to the first half of this track more obnoxious. It was so bad i took the first half of the demo and replaced everything up until the "come to me feed on me" part. Its after the first half of this song passes that the song picks up and becomes good. Other than hearing the vocal track awkwardly overlap the other during the switch up (this is what i mean when i say this album isnt finished, theres more natural ways of having a new vocal track come in, not having it awkwardly overlap the first). This second half is ominous and a very welcome switch up from the original. Although I still like the second half of the demo more than the new version, I like what they went for and I can't really complain. 66/100 (final weighted score 4.62/7)
Paradise is mind is my favorite song on here, it does not have many flaws. The worst thing I can point out is the "oooooh ooohs" that happen way too often and get a bit old. Otherwise, this song has a catchy riff and a nice atmosphere. 97/100 (fws 7.76/8)
Los Angeles city of death, ive gone on and on about how the vocals pop in and out of existence like the grass in elden ring. (Also it doesn't fit pacing wise, the song is an awkward transition) It gets either drowned out, or is perfect, there is no inbetween. If the song was finished, they would have picked a line and mixed the main vocal track better. The ending doesnt do it for me, atonal screetching just isnt for me. Also female vocals are mixed okay, but only okay. This is just an incredibly forgettable song 50/100 (fws 1.5/3)
Michael is done. (For convenience, im referring to new female singer as jarboe jr, dont question it i just dont know her name) i dont think jarboe jr and michael sound very good together, like its passable but their voices dont mesh that well imo. The instrumental break, though good, just doesnt feel natural. Especially when it awkawardly flips back into the chorus. I also just don't think the song fits on the album, it's not bad I just don't really like it. It's noise to me. 45/100 (fws 2.25/5)
Unforming is a rip off of annaline, the same chords but less instrumental. It might sound nice, it might be a call back to 2 different and very good songs, but due to laziness im giving this song a 0. You cannot just copy and paste shit and expect me to want to hear it. I would rather just listen to annaline instead of this filler track. 0/5 don't copy and paste songs to fill space, I'd rather have 1 less song on the album than have an extra completely unnecessary one. So again, 0/5 for laziness.
The Beggar is an uneasy listening experience, and that's the point. It excells at what it wants to do (mostly.. ) and I love it for that. Slightly off key vocals add to the tension and make the climactic moments pay off way better. Would be perfect if not for michael screaming at the start of the second and last climax. People go out of their way to try and defend something that sounds bad, you can have a scream, have it be pathetic (someone told me the point of the scream was that it was pathetic, so I'm going with it) you can have a pathetic scream that doesn't ruin all tension and make me cry from laughing. Without the scream this song would be a 100/100, but the scream destroys all tension (the most important part of the song, the thing that makes the climax satisfying). So im lowering the score by quite a bit, not out of hatred but just dissappointment. 70/100 (fws 5.6/8)
Ebbing has a great start before an awkaward folky switch up which lasts 4 minutes. It sounds kinda like the burning world if it was actually decent. Jarboe jr had her vocals kinda screwed by the mixing. You can tell she's going "ba ba ba" over her own vocals, which muddies the background. That incoherent muddiness then rubs off on michaels vocals, occasionally making them almost completely incoherent. I also just dont like how jarboe jr sounds, not her fault, just dont like her voice. So not only are the vocal tracks becoming incoherent, but the main cause is jarboe jrs subpar vocal performances. The last 3/4 of this song have an amazing instrumental, jarboe jrs angelic vocals are used properly and fill in what would otherwise be dead air on the instrumental. Then when combined with michaels vocals, it becomes ear candy, and the best kind. I dont get how michael and jarboe jr can go from sounding terrible together to being literal perfection. This ending makes up for the mid to bad vocal mixing in the beginning. So, for the sake of being nice to this album ill pretend the first quarter of this song had no issues. Jk you thought I'd be nice 83/100 (fws 7.47/9)
No more of this has a nice instrumental. I get what the song is going for, it works, i dont have many major gripes except for the ending. Jarboe jr has said "bah bah bum bum" 6 billion times on this record and every time she does it sounds bad. First half is beautiful, second half tries to be but falls flat. 52/100 (fws 3.12/6)
Why can't I have what I want any time that I want. This song has a kinda menacing bass, but not menacing menacing, more of a ghostly and ominous type of menacing. The song features a haunting ghostly choir, which is fitting because it's a song about time taking everything away from you. I just kinda wish there was more instrumentally, the bass gets a bit repetitive as it goes on and not the good kind of repetitive swans is known for. Luckily it barely avoids getting annoying by yk ending. That thing songs do. I also want to mention how good the chorus is here, everytime michael says "wrong" i feel my soul exit my body. 94/100 (fws 5.64/6)
The Beggar lover (three). This is part of a trilogy of songs, one technically being an album. Body lovers, look at me go, and beggar lover. I decided to add those songs in to make this album feel more complete.
So the first 2 tracks are interchangeable, body lovers can go first or the parasite can go first. Either way the transition works.
  1. Body lovers
  2. The parasite
  3. Paradise is mine
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Michael is done
  6. Unforming
  7. The beggar
  8. Look at me go
  9. Ebbing
  10. No more of this
  11. Why can't I have a shorter song title
  12. The beggar lover (three)
  13. The memorious.
All that aside, beggar lover 3 is a good song. I'm not listening to it right now, but I've listened to it many times so just trust me when I say it's really good and a 94/100 (fws 33.84/36)
The Memorious has the best weird scream to kick it off. Originally I hated the baby cooing, but it's less annoying now. I still despise it though, it brings this song from a 9 to a 5 (the cooing is high pitched and hurts too listen too, also i dont like babies). The baby cooing along with the extended spoken word bit during the first half makes this a less than favorable listen. 52/100 not because it's bad but because it's littered with several questionable decisions. I will say though, the latter half of this song is almost perfect (baby cooing aside). Final weighted score for this song 4.41/7
Final score: 76.1/100.
I suppose it's not a 3/10. However, when not doing a weighted score, this album drops to a 64/100, not a big drop but still a very noticeable one.
The big issue here is the varying song quality, lazy mixes, poorly thought out choices, and jarboe jr getting the short end of the stick. Jarboe jr can sing but these mixes make her sound like she's a parrot trying to imitate the concept of singing, squak bah bah bum bum bah bum.
My original 3/10 score was more out of anger than my genuine thoughts, but either way this album is very dissapointing. I hope their next album is better, if there is one.
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2023.06.09 00:26 HairVarious1092 Give me one good reason to not get this

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2023.06.09 00:25 Sg2010sr New boat advice

I’m looking to pickup a new boat. Trying to stay under 25k. I’m going to bass pro tomorrow to look at the bass track xl classic, pro 170, and pro team 175 txw. Does anyone have experience with either of these three boats? If so what some of your pros and cons?
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2023.06.08 23:48 andyvaf in search of a foldable bass

hey y’all, I’m a gigging musician who’s out of town more often than not. interested in the idea of a foldable/collapsible/detachable bass. any leads or reviews? so long as it’s in the continental states, location isn’t an issue!
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2023.06.08 23:41 Eccentricsnail98 Ath-sr50bt ranking in crinical’s headphones ranking list.(imo)

Having had the m50x, akg k612pro and tested the akg 702 from a friend.
In my opinion the Ath-Sr50bt sits somewhere between (upper B tier to middle B+ tier.)
It is more comfortable than the mx50, while feels better in build quality too,
I much prefer the cleaner neutral-ish sound of the sr50bt over the m50x’s boomy bass signature.
The akg k612pro sounds a bit better to me tho.
Hope this insight helps someone looking into the almost never reviewed Ath-sr50bt
Where do you think the ath-sr50bt sits in the tier list?
Would love more insight from different peeps!
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2023.06.08 23:23 Kommandant_CJ Which Is the Worthy Option and Perhaps, Endgame? Hifiman Sundara or Sennheiser HD560S? (Price not considered)

I am the type of person that is more inclined to soundstage, imaging, separation, clarity, and immersion.
Not a basshead, but I do appreciate albeit of bass for fullness.
I really love it when mids are present and whole, but I do not not like it when vocals or instruments are too close or intimate and I actually prefer them to sound farther away from me but not too far away to the point they sound weird or really unnatural.
I do adore the crispiness, detail, and airiness of the treble; however, I absolutely do not like it to be too sibilant and harsh as it makes the listening experience really fatiguing.
I do not like it when the sound gets really messy and confusing, that is why I prefer a really wide soundstage, good imaging, good separation, and detailed audio but with the factor of immersion so that it does not feel completely boring or dull.
I have also tried the HD560S with the Fiio K5 Pro (demo unit) and the Apple Dongle DAC; I used M4As, some FLACs, and YouTube (I know, YT may not be the best, but even with it, it sounded awesome). Not that hard to drive and pretty sensitive; really immersive on some tracks and treble (for me) is finally enjoyable.
The Sundara sounds and looks promising based on multiple reviews, but I haven’t tested them indeed.
I’ll either purchase a Fiio Q11 or Topping NX4 as my DAC/AMP.
If I would go stack, a Topping stack is the most available in my country (L30 AMP and E30 DAC).
Would love to know your objective and subjective points about these two.
I’ll also be upgrading from the SHP9500 and DAC X6 MKII.
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2023.06.08 22:45 mr_boizoff The Noble Audio FoKus Mystique TWS Headphones Review. You don’t need it

The Noble Audio FoKus Mystique TWS Headphones Review. You don’t need it
The first TWS Noble Audio headphones I’ve ever laid my hands on – the Falcon Pro – turned out to be pathetically shitty. Their sounding was actually something you could argue about, but the number of bugs and twitches… Oof! And, as I said some reviews ago, just don’t ever buy this nonsense for any money. What do you think happened just recently? A follower brought me their new model to review – and for this I’m thankful infinitely. No one can turn down a chance to tickle some $360-worth of headphones. No one.
Alex, dear! If you’re reading this, once again – thanks a million!
Well, enough introductions! Today we’re going to see if the latest John ‘Wizzard’ Moulton’s creation is a success. here come the Noble FoKus Mystique (hereinafter — NFM), the hybrid three-driver TWS headphones costing $360.

While working on this review, the following software versions were used.
  • Headphone firmware: HP2068-ANC_20221117_v0.0.5
  • Noble FoKus Android app: 1.4.6

What’s included

Aside from the headphones and the case, the box contained the following stuff.
  • A set of eartips (3 pairs of single-flange and 3 pairs of 2-flange).
  • A short USB Charging Cable (Type-A to Type-C).
  • A soft bag.


Build, materials, design

The case seems to be made of 4-inch steel, no less. Huge case weight – that’s what you basically think when you first take that trunk. It’s really heavy, and it’s big… and pleasantly cool to the touch. It’s not steel, of course, – it’s aluminum. I think the manufacturer tried to create an aura of a premium product. Did it work? Not really: the lid is loose, and there are gaps at the joints.

There are 4 blue LEDs on the front indicating the charging status. The rear side only sports a Type-C charging port. As for the insides, here are the unsurprising earpiece slots with a pair of spring–loaded contacts in each of them. The hardware reset button is located in between. The headphones sit firmly in their sockets thanks to magnets.
As for the headphones themselves, these look like some extremely generalized ‘custom’ model. 3D-printed and varnished.
Under the glossy surface, there’s a nice try to live them up to their name with tiny iridescent sparkles scattered all over. Well, it really does look ‘mystique’. There are blue LEDs under the backplates. And I actually like such design concepts, especially when plastic is used for the enclosures. Think of it: the metal headphones make you uncomfortable at +5 °C already, and it only gets worse with the temperature dropping down. I wouldn’t want my ears to freeze to the headphones!

Ergonomics and comfort level

Talking about fit and all, these are actually comfortable to use. The shape allows perfect fit without pressure in any area, and they’re still comfortable even after 3 hours of uninterrupted wear. But! This was my own personal experience. Will these headphones suit awesome to every user? I don’t really think so: the headphones are quite large. The Linkbuds S easily wrestle the NFM down in this competition.
I’d like to point out the sound ducts, which are longer and thicker than those that are usually used in TWS headphones. These aren’t as long and thick as (porn joke – scratched) as the Etymotic ducts, but you’ll most likely have to play it with different eartips.
The included eartips, by the way, are excellent, especially the 2-flanged ones. They’re thin, they feel good against your ear skin, they’re perfectly soundproof and keep the earpieces in their places.
Now, let’s talk about additional functionalities we’re probably all used to with the headphones of the same or even much lower cost here. Well, there’s basically nothing to talk about. There are no sensors to detect if the earpieces are inside your ears, the talk-to-hear isn’t here. No active noise reduction, no multiple source connectivity, no wireless charging… Moreover, the control gesture configuration is very limited, and I’m going to cover this below. Want to know the exact battery level of the case? It’s a mystique, too.
That being said, I don’t really have any issues with the NFM construction and ergonomics, but the overall usage experience and their set of function kill me. These cost $360, for Crust’s sake! These should be able to brew me a cappuccino every other hour!

Mobile app

I have some serious suspicion here: what if the audiophile proprietary apps are all developed by the same dumb cack-handed outsourcer? The Noble FoKus app has all the glitches we’ve seen with the Moondrop, the Audeze and so on.
Updating the firmware to the same version? Yes, please.

Buggy interface layout? Yep.

Ridiculous setting names? Check.

But enough kidding. The app has the following main features.
  1. Firmware updates
  2. Creation of custom presets via 10-band equalizer. And, you know, you can adjust the equalizer settings without necessarily playing any music. How do you like it, Audeze? Looks like your competitors have something of a breakthrough here!
  3. Enabling/disabling acoustic transparency
  4. Headphones battery level indication
  5. Reassigning control gestures
As for the control gestures, these headphones can detect single, double and triple taps, as well as tap’n’holds of different duration. At the same time, you can’t change action behind single taps: it’s always pausing and restarting playback on both headphones. The same goes for tap’n’holds. What you can change, (is to stop eating junk) are the double and triple tap actions. The trick is that you can’t learn about other gesture types, because there’s no in-app help section, alright?
There’s also a user-specific incremental sound calibration feature:

…which makes the sound worse than before you calibrate it.

Quick specifications overview

  • Design: in-ear closed-back.
  • Drivers: 1 dynamic + 1 armature.
  • Bluetooth version: 5.2.
  • Supported codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX Adaptive.
  • Multipoint connectivity: N/A.
  • Active Noise Cancelling (ANC): N/A.
  • Battery operation: 7 hours. The case has a battery capacity worth of 4 full charges.
  • Water resistance: N/A.
  • Case weight: 64 g.
  • Headphones weight: 7 g each.
Just so you know: the WF-1000xm4 weigh 55 g (case + headphones).

Sound: subjectively

I’ve been testing these headphones for about 20 hours with Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone (AptX) and Hiby R5 (AptX HD) player as sound sources.
With the default settings, that is before you learn what’s what with the equalizer, the NFM sound incomparably bad. The infamous John ‘Wizzard’ Moulton seems to be the sounding boss across the Noble Audio model range, right? I have no idea what kind of school of wizardry and witchcraft he attended, but he certainly skipped quite a lot of sound-related lectures. There’s some extremely inflated subbass and an annoyingly tutting top of the frequency range – and that’s quite all the NFM demonstrate right out of the box. The midrange here isn’t just a little bit lower than it should be – it’s freaking cut off. Everything is covered with a thick and stinky layer of something, which isn’t even subbass… It’s a noisy, gloomy stirring of sounds in the lower frequency range, seasoned with a piercing rough ringing.
I mean, the default NFM sound is THAT bad, I’m not exaggerating in the slightest. Do I even need to try and analyze the sound stage width or any technicalities of the sound delivery? You wouldn’t try to describe the taste of your punch even if there’s only a wee piece of turd floating in that bowl, huh? You want to know how many turds there are in the NFM punch? Probably half of the bowl.
This is why I rushed to tune the NFM sound right away using my measuring rig and a proprietary app equalizer.

When this happened, the sound’s got a lot better!
Of course, I couldn’t stand a chance against that overinflated subbass, but at least it doesn’t harm your hearing anymore – it became a tasteful thing suitable for many music genres. Who’s the real wizzard now, Noble Audio? Thanks to the same methods, the headphones quit mumbling and are now delivering the sound just somewhat more heavily than the original recording material is.
Mid-frequency range. It emerges, it becomes audible, it’s now clearly present in the tracks. And, I must admit, this can easily be one of the best midrange interpretations I’ve ever witnessed! That armature drivers can do their trick here, or it could be anything else – I don’t know! My only question in here is how could you manage to mutilate the sound that much with the default setting! After equalization, the middle frequencies become accurate, clear, a little finer (than I personally like it) and pleasantly spicy. That’s a very good midrange, guys.
The upper frequencies somewhat fall into place – or at least around that place. These only clearly and unpleasantly dominate in some unfortunate tracks. A feeling of ‘airiness’ and of actual width of the sound stage emerges.
What I’m trying to say is that after the equalization, the NFM sound moves from the Beats Audio and pals league to a completely different category and competes with the WF-1000xm4, Linkbuds S, Airpods and other models with really good sound. It’s not easy to pick a winner in that second category, since sound tuning is a matter of personal taste and the equalized sound doesn’t differ any dramatically. In terms of sound stage volume, however, the NFM are really-really close to winning the race.


The measurements were made using a rig conforming to the IEC60318-4 standard – with an auricle and auditory canal simulator. The smoothing is indicated on the graphs. I’ve described the limitations of the rig and the headphones measurements in general in this article.
The frequency response curve is so bad here, that I’ve literally found myself stuck. For, like, the third time in my measurement life. I couldn’t decide how to position the graph relative to the target curves so that I could evaluate the sound essence in a more or less adequate way.
And that’s what I came up with. This one is the default NFM tuning:

As you can see, the subbass is raised by 12 dB (which is 4 times a norm), the middle is lower by 3 dB across the entire graph, but look at that Everest Mountain around 7.5 kHz!
‘Kinda looks Harmanish’ to you? Nope, it’s not Harman here:
After equalization, the sound delivery is much smoother, although these peek-a-boos around 20 and 7.5 kHz won’t go away:


I can’t quite put a finger on a type of audience the Noble Audio chose as their target one with this model. Can’t even think of any target audience at all. Look at the price – it’s $360! Pay this, and only get any decent sounding only after you somehow pick an equalization set correctly, as well as a very limited set of additional features and a pretty dumb mobile app. Wouldn’t be happy about the purchase, if you ask me. Oh, and don’t forget a number of technical glitches such as unstable connection to the sound source.
I daresay that the Linkbuds S, for example, sound somewhat similarly to the NFM in terms of technical execution. But for half an NFM money and with a whole lot of cutting-edge advanced features on top. Moreover, the Linkbuds S don’t depend on the Qualcomm chipsets, because the LDAC is used in them. The sound is never interrupted, too.
Why is that you don’t notice Noble Audio users around you – in the bus, at work, in the gym? ‘Cause no pain – no gain. You can’t just take a renowned brand name, add some ENT knowledge and old successes – to reach any good results, years of constant tries and improvements are needed. Improve the hardware! Refine the freaking software! Get some intel from your competitors! And set adequate prices, that’s it.
My sentence is: don’t buy these.
And if you like such a tuning, try considering the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro.
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2023.06.08 21:56 UncleSlacky Alternative Propulsion Engineering Conference 6/10: WARP Reactor, VEM Drive & UAP Update

Dr. Michael G. Anderson will discuss the WARP Reactor concept, David Pares will describe new experiments with the Variable Electromagnetic Drive, and Gary Stephenson will provide a detailed update on the science, technology & policy in the ongoing UAP investigation and our lab partners will provide updates on the latest research & experimental headlines. We'll also be hearing community news headlines from our media partners!
DATE & TIME: Saturday, Jun [email protected] PT / 3pm ET LIVESTREAM LINK [*]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95i9m5B2NFY
Why is the link different? APEC Webinars now use StreamYard! You can watch the LIVE June 10th webinar on YouTube Streaming in real-time, and ask questions via YouTube Live Chat on the webinar page.
What happened to open discussion? APEC webinars no longer feature open discussion or dedicated Q&A sessions, but that's available at our next APEC Open Mic session twice a month. The next session is June 24th!
12:00pm PT – Michael G. Anderson – WARP Reactor Concept
Michael will discuss a WARP Reactor concept promising orders of magnitude increase of intense ion beam energies and respective radiation yields at a fraction of the size and cost over existing z‐ pinch class accelerators. This breakthrough design allows the economically viable study of new Relativistic High Energy Density (RHED) Physics regimes for probing the intersection between General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory along with game‐ changing direct applications from rep‐rated Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) devices for energy production and advanced propulsion to multi‐pulse compact flash x‐ ray/neutron radiography sources for assessing our Nation’s aging nuclear weapons stockpile.
1:00pm PT – David Pares – Variable Electromagnetic Drive Update
For the last seven years, the Quantum Electrodynamics R&D team has been developing a proprietary Variable Electromagnetic (VEM) Drive that compresses the fabric of space. The VEM Drive requires no liquid propellant that chemical or ion drive to move through space. David will be discussing the team’s continuing research & test results which have progressed beyond VEM Drive v18 which was measured to produce up to three pounds of thrust during testing.
2:00pm PT – Gary Stephenson – 2023 UAP Investigation Update
Gary will provide a detailed overview of the current UAP investigation, including science & technical research into reverse-engineering propulsion systems. He’ll be reviewing the contributions of key groups & figures such as Eric Davis, Hal Puthoff, Bob Baker, Paul Murad, and more – and describing key avenues in advanced propulsion research to replicate documented UAP flight performance. Gary will also discuss AARO, the Wilson Memo, Puthoff’s “Ultraterrestrial” hypothesis, the Einstein-Oppenheimer letter, the Reagan Library’s Majestic 12 Briefing, and more.
3:00pm PT – Lab Partners – Experimental Research Updates
Learn about hands-on engineering & technical research on advanced propulsion experiments by our lab partners. Mark Sokol & the Falcon Space team will describe recent work on NMR / EPR gravity-modification experiments, as well as Mark’s gravity-plating experiment and several other projects. Falcon Space continues to grow rapidly & add new equipment for machining & fabrication of experimental systems, and is a regular presenter at APEC. Bryan St. Clair will discuss research being done into new inertial propulsion experiments at St. Clair Tech – with replication assistance from colleague Ross Small. Other labs are anticipated to share updates as well during this time.
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Learn about emerging tech stories, trends & headlines from our media partners, who will provide an overview of top headlines along with details of their latest stories & online coverage. APEC is proud to work on conjunction with a variety of community-focused independent media outlets to help share news & raise awareness about continuing research in breakthrough propulsion technologies.
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2023.06.08 21:05 clarksunel Which soundbar to choose..?

Hi all, I have an lg c9 and am looking to purchase a soundbar system for it. I'll mainly being using it for video games(ps5), movies(streaming websites + plex) and occasionally sports. I have a discount coupon that I can use to purchase a bose soundbar 900 for around 500$, would this be a sound investment? I read that this soundbar would require me to purchase the bass module as well (700$). I was also looking at the sony HT-A9 my home is a open concept living space so there is no walls to bounce the sounds off but I do have low ceilings so the upward firing speakers would be great. I do like the look of the HT-A9 4 speaker system. I see that they are around $1150 on amazon, but I also read that these should be purchased with the bass module as well..I saw reviews saying that Q990 series from samsung is a great all in one system since it includes everything and you can purchase it with a .edu email for around $1000~.
So thats my dilemma, if you have any opinions I would greatly appreciate it. Would it be worth to simply by the soundbar 900 alone for around 500 or spend a bit more on either the ht-a9 or the samsung? THank you!
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2023.06.08 19:05 factory41 The Ferryman review: This book pissed me off

A review in bullet points:
  1. I thought it started off great, an amazing prologue and first half of the book that really drove the plot forward with new mysteries and kept me reading. Cronin is a very good writer.
  2. I guessed very early that this was going to be a cryosleep/colony ship situation, with all the dreams about stars, and the Orianos being a very large boat, but the biggest tell being the sudden coldness the characters would feel. Now maybe Cronin wanted it to be easy to guess to make the reader feel smart, or maybe he's writing SF for a non-SF readership, I dunno. That part didn't ruin my enjoyment of the book.
  3. My next point, I want to stress that I'm not one of those readers who requires a sympathetic protagonist, or the protagonist to be a good and defensible person. I like reading about jerks and terrible people. My issue is that Cronin seemed oblivious to the fact that these characters were assholes, especially Proctor. Let's get into him a bit:
  4. Proctor started off as a sympathetic and interesting character but ended up being Elon Musk who let his daughter drown in a pool.
  5. More on the asshole Proctor: His explanation of how the society of Prospera was designed so that the colonists can get toughened up is while the investors rule as the Prosperans is absolute dogshit. Like I said, maybe Cronin was writing a great takedown of the tech plutocrat type and I just missed it, but my read is that Cronin wants the reader to think Procter is a good person.
  6. Could Elise have been written any more as an awful, nagging wife? I was ready for her to put her hair in curlers and chase Proctor around with a rolling pin.
  7. The epilogue is absolutely hilarious. Proctor's idea to discipline the colonists: make them indentured servants and treat them awful. Proctor's idea for disciplining the investors: make them teachers lol.
Alright that's it. I give it 3/5. Don't regret reading it but there you go.
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2023.06.08 19:03 kickernipz Can't catch anything

So I'm having an issue catching fish. I'm from southern Ontario mainly in the Hamilton area. There are lots of places to fish.
My wife and I have been out eight times, for about 4-5 hours each time, all from 7am to 11am. We've been to the Grand river twice, Fifty point, Forty Mile creek, Pier 4 and 7 and Binbrook Conservation Area. Caught nothing.
We have tried worms on a bobber, a mix of soft plastics like twister tails, worms, minnows, all in various colours. I've tried top water frogs and poppers, spinners and inline spinners, jerk baits and spoons. The only thing I haven't tried is real minnows.
I know fishing isn't magic but not even one fish. I've watched tons of videos with all tips and tricks. But they all seem to be from American bass hunters in boats. Did I mention in fishing from the shore?
I'm on facebook group as well so I've been getting some ideas where to go which is all the places ive mentioned.
Is fishing really just needing a boat or is it just fish with a worm and hope you get something?
Seems skill isn't an issue its all if the fish wanna eat your bait.
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2023.06.08 18:57 ZersetzungMedia How does Section 75 impact a business? Use cases?

I’m potentially having to make a Section 75 claim soon, so I wondering what the practicalities are. I’m seeking a refund but the business aren’t playing nice, saying they’ll issue a refund but have “been currently dealing with some issues with the refund process”.
I and other customers based on their reviews are generally dissatisfied with the service. So having been 6 weeks since I asked and they said they’d give a refund on Monday I was going to begin a Section 75 claim for two orders.
What does this actually mean for the business? As it’s my card provider refunding me. Is it just a deterrent that eventually that provider might stop accepting that store? Or do they to that store seeking a debt?
I ask this I was considering a possible use case of it’s security. Typically stores don’t like chargebacks, which I’d assume makes Section 75 the polite option and I don’t want to be banned from these shops. In my case I buy items from overseas shops and want to use the cheaper method of shipping, by boat instead of plane. The downside of this is that boat shipping insurance is very limited, so in the event something happens, you’re not particularly covered. So lost or damaged would be item didn’t arrived or not as described.
I reasonably would expect the response would be “should’ve got more insurance”, but I’m considering Section 75 my insurance. No one expects their package to never show up, especially one with tracking.
So is there a process behind my first point. Then is my second point a reasonable line of thinking or two steps from fraud?
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2023.06.08 18:31 redditduk [MegaList] SG Gigs & Music Concerts: Mid June (9 - 22 Jun 2023)

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2023.06.08 17:11 TopGearDanTGD Prizes available this week FH4 62/02 & FH5 21/03

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2023.06.08 16:14 datameer Ups and downs in Senja's journey to $6k MRR

This post focuses on 2 distinct phases in senja's journey to $6K MRR within a year based on data points from their buildinginpublic posts (originally published in SaaS strategy newsletter: https://decodingvirality.substack.com/)
Phase 1: 6 months from $0 -> $250 MRR
Phase 2: $250 - $6k MRR

Why another testimonial tool?

What’s the point of building another testimonial tool when Endorsal, Testimonial, Vocal Video, and Shoutout existed and were quite popular?
Especially since the product targets small businesses and solo founder niche with following market constraints: - Customers have a small budget for software tools - Success requires audience building as low pricing doesn’t allow for ad spend to work - Conventional sales tactics barely work in this market and word-of-mouth is often the core growth feature

Finding a niche

According to Senja’s founder, the popular tools to collect and manage testimonials back then were either slow, expensive, or ugly.
He wanted to do things in a more fun and exciting way than the competition.
As we have discussed in other posts, if the same solution is working monetarily for a different niche, it’s already proven that it’s a repeatable problem to solve. All you’re left to do is find a new niche and make sure there’s enough demand for this product in that niche.
Before getting into Senja’s niche let’s understand how niches work for SaaS as it’s a recurring theme of our discussions.

Niche is a combination of 4 things:

Businesses often use one or more of the following characteristics to carve out their niches. - Specialization- most niches are an occupation in case of B2C and a category in case of B2B. B2C specializations are: authors, coaches, doctors, architects etc. B2B specializations are industry specific like retail, manufacturing, agriculture, finance etc. - Stage of growth - usually depends on revenue/income and experience/years in business. Basically, products targeting seed stage, bootstrapped or small businesses are very different from ones targeting mid-size and those for large corporations. - Platform/channel/geography/sub-specialization - this is to going one level deeper to carve out a niche from an existing specialization because it has some unique needs. Like building for doctors in a specific country because of some unique health regulations or building for realtors who specialize in commercial real estate etc. - Preferences- even within a certain sub-specialization and growth stage customers may have different preferences. Some may prefer better designs, lower price, ease of use, community, real time support and so on. This is the niche for many bootstrappers who begin by solving a specific problem very well.
In case of Senja, it went for the customers with a preference for better design for testimonials within the small business niche.

Betting on one core customer preference

For many tools solving for the ‘user experience before purchase’, like website builders, testimonial tools, forms, chatbots etc. there is almost always a tradeoff between different competing functions like design, ease-of-use, speed etc.
Tools that offer great design choices are either too expensive or slow or have some other limitation.
So Senja’s strategy was to carve out a design-conscious+ ease-of-use segment from the existing small business audience as a niche. As there were hardly any competitors focusing on these functions, Senja had a clear differentiation.

Execution is the key

6 months of dilemma

Once the differentiator was clear, Senja’s solo founder built the MVP.
But building a faster or more beautiful product usually isn’t enough to get people to pick you over the competition. You need to have:
The initial 6 months were rough for Senja.
Its journey started with “scratching your own itch” for its founder as he solved his own problem with embedding a fast wall of love on his website, and he didn’t know what else the market wanted and the direction the product should take.
This is a typical issue with founders who come up with an idea to solve their own problem and then struggle to grow the product when that specific problem is solved for.
It didn’t have any clear roadmap and was replicating features from its competitors which was a mistake because of 2 reasons:
Senja got 100 sign ups during this initial 6 months period but a very few repeated users or paying customers - the 2 key criteria of vision and a product-market fit were not satisfied by Senja.
During the first 6 months Senja made only 2 LTD sales for $350 in total and $0 MRR.
What Senja lacked was a clear value proposition, product roadmap and business model to attain its desired level of adoption.

Need for a team

After the initial period of confusion Senja brought in a co-founder and things started turning the corner.
The things that stand out in most of Senja’s current reviews are - Design and - Ease of use
So let’s backtrack Senja’s journey and see how they reached this point after the initial turmoil.

Senja’s phase of fast growth- 24x growth in 8 months

After the new co-founder joined two important things happened
Senja started focusing on onboarding that was missing from its initial roadmap A handful of features were prioritized as the new co-founder had first hand experience with this problem
We talked about 2 USPs (design and ease of use) that helped Senja standout and here’s the onboarding and product roadmap that got them to this point.


Earlier Senja’s onboarding plan was to drop users into an app, and expect them to figure out the rest.
Senja was getting 1.5K- 3K visitors to the site every single month but activation rate was close to 0. Activation is when the user starts using a product and get the value after signing up.
So they knew that onboarding was something they needed to fix to deal with this situation.
The essence of onboarding is to give users direction (and nudges) and keep them engaged from the point they visit a landing page until they reach that aha moment when they have attained a desired a goal using your tool.

Here’s what Senja did to fix their onboarding

Feature prioritization

In order to achieve its goal of better design an ease of use, Senja needed a clear feature roadmap. And this couldn’t happen by copying features from competitors but by understanding the needs of its users.
In the second phase of its Journey Senja achieved ease of use by features like - Richer review management - Multiple forms for collecting different kinds of testimonials. - More ways to embed and customize testimonials.
It’s design goals were attained by features like automatic image generation from testimonials.

New acquisition channels

With all the above Senja was already on its path to better conversion and retention. Now it had to bring in more users on its platform by expanding its acquisition sources.
Its initial users came from Twitter (about 70%) but for building a sustainable business it’s important to focus on SEO and expand the acquisition sources.
Senja focused on repackaging its Twitter content for other channels like Linkedin and reddit and started focusing on Cold Email as a channel to spread the word.
It started paying dividends as within 6 months its search traffic increased 4x and stable search traffic growth is an indicator of a stellar word of mouth (coming via backlink and social mentions)

Risks in Senja’s business:

Finally, let’s look into the risks faced by a product like Senja. The biggest risk that I’ve seen for SaaS in a competitive niche is to stay relevant and reinvent constantly. Senja was able to take away business from its competitors by focusing on certain offerings.
But with buildinginpublic there is always a chance that a copycat will emerge with similar features and a better marketing strategy.
Currently, it’s signup to purchase rate is 6% (based on April data of 526 signups and 32 customers ).
It has practically $0 acquisition cost with customer acquisition via social platforms, cold emails and SEO.
But as time passes, if social traction or SEO gets disrupted due to platform policies, the acquisition costs may go up and then the 2.5% monthly attrition will become a real threat to the business.
Sources: https://senja.io/blog
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2023.06.08 15:51 Purplejw Status Audio Earbuds

I've been getting ads for a while now on instagram for Status Audio's Between 3 ANC and they look pretty interesting. They have what looks like to me a similar make-up as IEMS, a 10mm dynamic driver and 2 balanced armature drivers, 10mm for bass and the other two for mids and highs (from what they say).
Has anyone tried these or had some experience with them? They look like a really good competitor to Apple's Airpods, but I can't find many detailed reviews for them online. Probably not buying them anytime soon as I'm trying to save for new cans for my pc, but I'm interested
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2023.06.08 14:57 darkdevil601 Thinking of getting a 5-string bass

Hello low-end folks,
I am thinking of purchasing a 5-string to add to my arsenal as I am trying to learn more metal and would love access to a low B. I don't want to put too much budget into it so I was looking at the Ibanez line, more specifically this one.
Does anyone own this model and if so how does it play? I will be trying one in store, of course, but I wanted some outside reviews
Your friendly neighborhood bass chick
Edit: Finally went in store and tried 5 or 6 different models. This one had a good deal on it and I loooooved the sound. I am now an owner of a Jackson 5-string! Thanks for all the help y'all Pic of the new family member
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2023.06.08 14:56 Midless-Research Watch Latest HD Hindi Hollywood And Bollywood Movies

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2023.06.08 14:20 Interesting_Train171 HPSP Acceptance

Has anyone applied the HPSP and been accepted with a low MCAT? The minimum is 500 for the normal acceptance, but I have a 495 so it has to go to a review board for final decisions. Just wondering if anyone has been in this boat and has been accepted or not.
Also yes I have been accepted into multiple medical schools with this score. I also have a couple degrees and professional certifications to boost the rest of my application.
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2023.06.08 13:32 AudiophileHeaven HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Stealth / V3 Headphones with a new magnet, smoother sound, bigger bass, my video review

HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Stealth / V3 Headphones with a new magnet, smoother sound, bigger bass, my video review
My video review exploring HIFIMAN Electronics HE1000 V2 Stealth / V3 is live now!! This is a refinement of a headphone I really love and enjoy, so I hope that you'll enjoy my video as well! The video includes a lot of information of how the new V3 and stealth compares to V2, but also how it compares to other headphones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCYxttBiNcI
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