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Finally got around to having our Raptor championship party with the money we got from betting on the win. I rolled a Larry OG trophy joint to celebrate.

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General Election Polling Discussion Thread (July 19, 2020)

Introduction

Welcome to the /politics polling discussion thread for the general election. As the election nears, polling of both the national presidential popular vote and important swing states is ramping up, and with both parties effectively deciding on nominees, pollsters can get in the field to start assessing the state of the presidential race.
Please use this thread to discuss polling and the general state of the presidential or congressional election. Below, you'll find some of the most recent polls, but this is by no means exhaustive, as well as some links to prognosticators sharing election models.
As always though, polls don't vote, people do. Regardless of whether your candidate is doing well or poorly, democracy only works when people vote, and there are always at least a couple polling misses every cycle, some of which are pretty high profile. If you haven't yet done so, please take some time to register to vote or check your registration status.

Polls

Below is a collection of recent polling of the US Presidential election. Where the same poll applied different screening methodologies (All Adults, Registered Voters, Likely Voters), the result is shown as the most restrictive (Likely Voters > Registered Voters > All Adults). This is likely incomplete and also omits the generic congressional ballot as well as Senate/House/Gubernatorial numbers that may accompany these polls. Please use the discussion space below to discuss any additional polls not covered. Additionally, not all polls are created equal. If this is your first time looking at polls, the FiveThirtyEight pollster ratings page is a helpful tool to assess historic partisan lean in certain pollsters, as well as their past performance.
Poll Date Type Biden Trump
Fox News 7-19 National 49 41
ABC News/The Washington Post 7-19 National 54 44
Gravis Marketing 7-18 South Carolina 46 50
Public Policy Polling 7-18 Michigan 51 44
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group 7-16 Kentucky 41 53
OH Predictive Insights 7-16 Arizona 49 44
Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape 7-17 National 49 41
Alaska Survey Research 7-17 Alaska 48 49
Monmouth University 7-15 Pennsylvania 51 44
NBC News 7-15 National 51 40
Ipsos 7-15 National 47 37
Quinnipiac University 7-15 National 52 37
YouGov 7-15 National 47 39
Rasmussen Reports 7-15 National 47 44
Monmouth University 7-15 Pennsylvania 52 42
YouGov 7-15 National 49 40
Morning Consult 7-15 National 47 39
Change Research 7-15 Michigan 48 42
Change Research 7-15 Wisconsin 48 42
Change Research 7-15 Pennsylvania 50 42
Change Research 7-15 North Carolina 47 46
Change Research 7-15 Florida 50 43
Change Research 7-15 Arizona 51 45
Change Research 7-15 National 51 41
Gravis Marketing 7-14 Texas 44 46
Gravis Marketing 7-14 Florida 53 43
Civiqs 7-14 Montana 45 49
Redfield & Wilton Strategies 7-13 National 48 39
RMG Research 7-13 National 46 39
YouGov 7-13 Missouri 42 49
Public Policy Polling 7-13 Montana 42 51
GQR Research (GQRR) 7-13 Nebraska CD-2 51 44
John Zogby Strategies 7-12 National 49 42
Gravis Marketing 7-12 Georgia 45 48
YouGov 7-12 Arizona 46 46
YouGov 7-12 Florida 48 42
YouGov 7-12 Texas 45 46
University of Texas at Tyler 7-12 Texas 48 43
GBAO 7-10 North Carolina 48 46
GBAO 7-10 Arizona 47 46
GBAO 7-10 Iowa 45 48
Morning Consult 7-10 National 48 39
Auburn University at Montgomery 7-10 Alabama 40 55
Data for Progress 7-10 National 51 41
Public Policy Polling 7-9 North Carolina 50 46
Public Policy Polling 7-9 Alaska 45 48
Harris Insights & Analytics 7-8 National 43 39
Rasmussen Reports 7-8 National 50 40
Ipsos 7-8 National 43 37
Opinium 7-8 National 52 40
Research Co. 7-8 National 49 40
YouGov 7-8 National 49 40
PureSpectrum 7-8 National 47 37
Public Policy Polling 7-7 National 53 42
Trafalgar Group 7-6 Pennsylvania 48 42
Public Policy Polling 7-6 Maine 53 42
Trafalgar Group 7-3 Florida 45 45
YouGov 7-2 National 45 40
Monmouth University 7-2 National 53 41
YouGov 7-2 Texas 44 48
Public Policy Polling 7-2 Texas 48 46
University of Montana 7-1 Montana 37 52
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group 7-1 National 55 41
Gravis Marketing 7-1 Arizona 45 49
Public Policy Polling 7-1 Michigan 50 44
Ipsos 7-1 National 46 38
Harris Insights & Analytics 7-1 National 56 44
Public Policy Polling 7-1 Colorado 56 39
IBD 7-1 National 48 40
Data Orbital 7-1 Arizona 47 45
YouGov 7-1 National 49 40
Morning Consult 7-1 National 47 40
Change Research 7-1 National 49 41
Change Research 7-1 Arizona 51 44
Change Research 7-1 Florida 50 45
Change Research 7-1 Michigan 48 43
Change Research 7-1 North Carolina 51 44
Change Research 7-1 Pennsylvania 50 44
Change Research 7-1 Wisconsin 51 43
East Carolina University 6-30 North Carolina 45 43
Suffolk University 6-30 National 53 41
Pew Research Center 6-30 National 54 44
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group 6-30 Missouri 48 46
Siena College 6-30 New York 57 32

Election Predictions

Prognosticators

Prognosticators are folks who make projected electoral maps, often on the strength of educated guesses as well as inside information in some cases from campaigns sharing internals with the teams involved. Below are a few of these prognosticators and their assessment of the state of the race:

Polling Models

Polling models are similar to prognosticators (and often the model authors will act like pundits as well), but tend to be about making "educated guesses" on the state of the election. Generally, the models are structured to take in data such as polls and electoral fundamentals, and make a guess based on research on prior elections as to the state of the race in each state. Below are a few of the more prominent models that are online or expected to be online soon:

Prediction Markets

Prediction markets are betting markets where people put money on the line to estimate the likelihood of one party winning a seat or state. Most of these markets will also tend to move depending on polling and other socioeconomic factors in the same way that prognosticators and models will work. Predictit and Election Betting Odds are prominent in this space, although RealClearPolitics has an aggregate of other betting sites as well.
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General Election Polling Discussion Thread (July 26, 2020)

Introduction

Welcome to the /politics polling discussion thread for the general election. As the election nears, polling of both the national presidential popular vote and important swing states is ramping up, and with both parties effectively deciding on nominees, pollsters can get in the field to start assessing the state of the presidential race.
Please use this thread to discuss polling and the general state of the presidential or congressional election. Below, you'll find some of the most recent polls, but this is by no means exhaustive, as well as some links to prognosticators sharing election models.
As always though, polls don't vote, people do. Regardless of whether your candidate is doing well or poorly, democracy only works when people vote, and there are always at least a couple polling misses every cycle, some of which are pretty high profile. If you haven't yet done so, please take some time to register to vote or check your registration status.

Polls

Below is a collection of recent polling of the US Presidential election. This is likely incomplete and also omits the generic congressional ballot as well as Senate/House/Gubernatorial numbers that may accompany these polls. Please use the discussion space below to discuss any additional polls not covered. Additionally, not all polls are created equal. If this is your first time looking at polls, the FiveThirtyEight pollster ratings page is a helpful tool to assess historic partisan lean in certain pollsters, as well as their past performance.
Poll Date Type Biden Trump
YouGov 7-26 National 51 41
YouGov 7-26 Michigan 48 42
YouGov 7-26 Ohio 45 46
Marist College 7-26 Arizona 50 45
SSRS/CNN 7-26 Michigan 52 40
SSRS/CNN 7-26 Florida 51 46
SSRS/CNN 7-26 Arizona 49 45
Gravis Marketing 7-25 Pennsylvania 48 45
Echelon Insights 7-24 National 50 37
Echelon Insights 7-24 National 49 40
Echelon Insights 7-24 National 51 41
Echelon Insights 7-24 National 52 43
Echelon Insights 7-24 National 53 38
Gravis Marketing 7-24 Michigan 51 42
Gravis Marketing 7-24 Wisconsin 50 42
Data for Progress 7-24 National 49 43
Data for Progress 7-24 National 49 43
Fox News 7-23 Minnesota 51 38
Fox News 7-23 Pennsylvania 50 39
Fox News 7-23 Michigan 49 40
Global Strategy Group 7-23 National 50 39
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group 7-23 National 51 43
GQR Research (GQRR) 7-23 National 55 44
Quinnipiac University 7-23 Florida 51 38
St. Pete Polls 7-23 Florida 50 44
Spry Strategies 7-22 Wisconsin 46 45
Spry Strategies 7-22 Texas 44 49
Spry Strategies 7-22 Iowa 47 45
Spry Strategies 7-22 Arizona 49 44
Spry Strategies 7-22 Georgia 45 48
Spry Strategies 7-22 Michigan 45 49
Spry Strategies 7-22 Kentucky 33 60
Spry Strategies 7-22 North Carolina 45 48
Spry Strategies 7-22 Montana 41 51
Spry Strategies 7-22 Pennsylvania 47 47
Harris Insights & Analytics 7-22 National 45 38
Quinnipiac University 7-22 Texas 45 44
Ipsos 7-22 National 43 34
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group 7-22 Georgia 47 43
Rasmussen Reports 7-22 National 47 45
Public Policy Polling 7-22 Arizona 49 45
YouGov 7-22 National 48 41
Morning Consult 7-22 National 47 40
Ipsos 7-22 National 46 38
Rasmussen Reports 7-21 Pennsylvania 51 46
Rasmussen Reports 7-21 Ohio 50 46
Trafalgar Group 7-20 Georgia 43 49
Cardinal Point Analytics (CardinalGPS) 7-20 North Carolina 47 48
Fox News 7-19 National 49 41

Election Predictions

Prognosticators

Prognosticators are folks who make projected electoral maps, often on the strength of educated guesses as well as inside information in some cases from campaigns sharing internals with the teams involved. Below are a few of these prognosticators and their assessment of the state of the race:

Polling Models

Polling models are similar to prognosticators (and often the model authors will act like pundits as well), but tend to be about making "educated guesses" on the state of the election. Generally, the models are structured to take in data such as polls and electoral fundamentals, and make a guess based on research on prior elections as to the state of the race in each state. Below are a few of the more prominent models that are online or expected to be online soon:

Prediction Markets

Prediction markets are betting markets where people put money on the line to estimate the likelihood of one party winning a seat or state. Most of these markets will also tend to move depending on polling and other socioeconomic factors in the same way that prognosticators and models will work. Predictit and Election Betting Odds are prominent in this space, although RealClearPolitics has an aggregate of other betting sites as well.
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General Election Polling Discussion Thread (June 2020)

Introduction

Welcome to the /politics polling discussion thread for the general election. As the election nears, polling of both the national presidential popular vote and important swing states is ramping up, and with both parties effectively deciding on nominees, pollsters can get in the field to start assessing the state of the presidential race.
Please use this thread to discuss polling and the general state of the presidential or congressional election. Below, you'll find some of the most recent polls, but this is by no means exhaustive, as well as some links to prognosticators sharing election models.
As always though, polls don't vote, people do. Regardless of whether your candidate is doing well or poorly, democracy only works when people vote, and there are always at least a couple polling misses every cycle, some of which are pretty high profile. If you haven't yet done so, please take some time to register to vote or check your registration status.

Polls

Below is a collection of recent polling of the US Presidential election. This is likely incomplete and also omits the generic congressional ballot as well as Senate/House/Gubernatorial numbers that may accompany these polls. Please use the discussion space below to discuss any additional polls not covered. Additionally, not all polls are created equal. If this is your first time looking at polls, the FiveThirtyEight pollster ratings page is a helpful tool to assess historic partisan lean in certain pollsters, as well as their past performance.
Pollster Date Released Race Trump Biden
Yougov 6/26 National 39 47
Marist/NPPBS 6/26 National 44 52
HarrisX 6/26 National 39 43
KFF 6/26 National 38 51
Climate Nexus 6/26 National 41 48
Fox News 6/25 Texas 44 45
Fox News 6/25 N. Carolina 45 47
Fox News 6/25 Georgia 45 47
Fox News 6/25 Florida 40 49
CNBC/Hart/POS 6/25 National 38 47
Hodas (R) 6/25 Michigan 38 56
Hodas (R) 6/25 Wisconsin 39 55
Hodas (R) 6/25 Pennsylvania 42 54
Redfield & Wilton 6/25 Wisconsin 36 45
Redfield & Wilton 6/25 N. Carolina 40 46
Redfield & Wilton 6/25 Arizona 39 43
Redfield & Wilton 6/25 Michigan 36 47
Redfield & Wilton 6/25 Pennsylvania 39 49
Redfield & Wilton 6/25 Florida 41 45
Siena/NYT Upshot 6/25 N. Carolina 40 49
Siena/NYT Upshot 6/25 Florida 41 47
Siena/NYT Upshot 6/25 Michigan 36 47
Siena/NYT Upshot 6/25 Pennsylvania 40 50
Siena/NYT Upshot 6/25 Arizona 41 48
Data for Progress 6/24 National 44 50
PPP (D) 6/24 N. Carolina 46 48
Ipsos 6/24 National 37 47
Quinnipiac U. 6/24 Ohio 45 46
Siena/NYT Upshot 6/24 National 36 50
Morning Consult 6/24 National 39 47
Marquette LS 6/24 Wisconsin 42 51
PPP (D) 6/23 National 43 52
PPP (D) 6/23 Texas 48 46
Trafalgar (R) 6/22 Michigan 45 46
Echelon 6/22 National 42 50
Gravis 6/20 Minnesota 42 58
SurveyMonkey 6/20 National 43 53
Gravis/OANN 6/20 N. Carolina 46 43
Saint Anselm College 6/18 New Hampshire 42 49
Fox News 6/18 National 38 50
0ptimus 6/18 National 44 50
Civiqs (D) 6/18 Kentucky 57 37
Quinnipiac U. 6/18 National 41 49
UCLA/Democracy Fund 6/18 National 39 50
Change Research 6/17 Arizona 44 45
Change Research 6/17 N. Carolina 45 47
Change Research 6/17 Michigan 45 47
Change Research 6/17 Wisconsin 44 48
Change Research 6/17 Pennsylvania 46 49
Change Research 6/17 Florida 43 50
Change Research 6/17 National 41 51
Civiqs (D) 6/16 Arizona 45 49
PPP (D) 6/16 Georgia 46 48
PPP (D) 6/16 New Mexico 39 53
TIPP/Am. Greatness (R) 6/16 Michigan 38 51
TIPP/Am. Greatness (R) 6/16 Florida 40 51
NORC/AEI 6/16 National 32 40
EPIC-MRA 6/16 Michigan 39 55
Scott Rasmussen 6/15 National 36 48
Abacus Data 6/15 National 41 51
SelzeDMR 6/15 Iowa 44 43
Hendrix College 6/14 Arkansas 47 45
Remington Research (R) 6/13 Missouri 51 43
Meeting Street Insights 6/12 National 38 49

Election Predictions

Prognosticators

Prognosticators are folks who make projected electoral maps, often on the strength of educated guesses as well as inside information in some cases from campaigns sharing internals with the teams involved. Below are a few of these prognosticators and their assessment of the state of the race:

Polling Models

Polling models are similar to prognosticators (and often the model authors will act like pundits as well), but tend to be about making "educated guesses" on the state of the election. Generally, the models are structured to take in data such as polls and electoral fundamentals, and make a guess based on research on prior elections as to the state of the race in each state. Below are a few of the more prominent models that are online or expected to be online soon:

Prediction Markets

Prediction markets are betting markets where people put money on the line to estimate the likelihood of one party winning a seat or state. Most of these markets will also tend to move depending on polling and other socioeconomic factors in the same way that prognosticators and models will work. Predictit and Election Betting Odds are prominent in this space, although RealClearPolitics has an aggregate of other betting sites as well.
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@WSJ: Hedge-fund billionaire Larry Robbins earned renown with successful bets on President Obama’s health-care overhaul. But, those wagers cost him in 2018. https://t.co/Byc7JjYsdF

@WSJ: Hedge-fund billionaire Larry Robbins earned renown with successful bets on President Obama’s health-care overhaul. But, those wagers cost him in 2018. https://t.co/Byc7JjYsdF submitted by -en- to newsbotbot [link] [comments]

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" may be just an okay movie overall, but true to the museum spirit, it's an amazing collection of 25+ A and B list actors and celebrities truly hamming it up as historical figures and caricatures.

I hadn't seen this one in a few years and decided to watch it again last night. And boy, 11 years later, that cast list has turned out to be something out of this world. The rate at which huge names show up is comparable to an Avengers movie.
The best part is that almost every single one the big names in this movie has the chops to play very serious roles, but at Shawn Levy's direction, the whole film is incredibly over the top. I had so much fun watching it last night that I figured I'd highlight some of the roles I liked the most. I'll also list out the others so you can take a glance at how seriously impressive the cast is.
All told, this cast has 17 Oscar nominations and a pair of wins, including an amazing 10 nominations and Malek's win since the film's release. That talent shines in way the cast was having fun with this movie; any one of these performances makes the movie worth a watch. More than anything, I'd say that Battle of the Smithsonian is a perfect family movie. It's got great action, humor, and a message for adults and kids alike.
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The best preps as an African who spent a lot of time in the village and as a true cow herding nomad with no modern day amenities and now is an American in America.

I’ve been seeing a bunch of posts about physical and mental fitness being the best prep and I think that’s absolutely true. But I’d like to offer 5 more preps that don’t require any “science”.
  1. Improve your palate. In case of shortages, people might be able to get only one or two easily found and grown foods. It’s super important to know how to prepare them, store them, and consume them. There are so many people who raise their children and themselves on highly flavored and processed foods that would probably run out. Even if you have stockpiles of the stuff, what if you have to move? The people who will survive are those who can eat anything and have kids who can do so too. Start eating a wider variety of foods now so you don’t have a kid who won’t eat anything other than hot dogs. Just a few days of starvation can lower the immunity of a child which can mean life or death.
  2. Start experimenting with different low tech storage techniques like fermenting, drying, smoking etc. cans weigh too much and are dependent a supply of metal and glass. Also foods that are smoked, dried, or fermented have added benefits that outweigh salt, sugar, and brine.
  3. Yes it’s important to be fit, but it’s probably much more important to be lean. But there’s an argument that in times of crisis, you will get conditioned in literally no time. But nothing will help you if you are an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic and don’t have insulin. Same for if you’ve worn out your knees or back or heart doing hard core exercises and getting bulked up. As far as heart health is concerned, 40 lbs of extra muscle is almost exactly as burdening on the heart as 40 lbs of extra fat. Source: I’m an Nurse Practitioner and body builders have heart attacks earlier than any other demographic. If you have weight to lose start by cutting calorie intake instead of trying to boost output with hours at the gym. Be mindful of form and start with light exercise. If you are very overweight start with walking instead of running. As you get lighter and stronger you can increase the intensity of your exercise but don't ever go up to levels that abuse your body or risk injury. All you need to cripple yourself is a torn meniscus. Walk instead of running, reduce your calorie intake instead of going to gym for hours. Lean down instead of bulking up. If you do this, you can go down on your cholesterol meds, hypertension meds, type 2 diabetes meds, anxiety meds, testosterone shots, c-pap machine, reflux meds....
Edit #1 Caveat: I am not anti muscle, this is not medical advice. its just my experience, lean muscular people survive a lot longer in calamitous situations than heavy musclebound people or fat people. And extra weight whether muscle or or fat adds to the load on your heart. if your gonna be obese though, and I can't believe I am writing this: it obviously better to have more muscle and less fat. I'm not trying to insult anyone, we live in an obese society and almost everyone is overweight Source: my eyes.
  1. If you spend 1 hour every day prepping your mind rather than buying stuff, at the end of year, you’ll have far more money in the bank, and far more knowledge in your head. This is very useful and can actually help many more people. Being knowledgeable of meditation, conflict resolution, animal husbandry, permaculture, electronics, car mechanics, masonry, low tech first aid, human and animal anatomy, etc, is far more useful than boxes of dried food. The truth is, in a truly calamitous event, guns and ammo will only help if you have an army, Food will only help if you have a fortress, and god will only help if you help yourself first. Prep your mind. Read widely. I would be very happy to provide or link some mind blowing books and Videos for your edification.
PS: I added a short list of books at the very bottom that would be a start. You can also use good reads to show you similar books if you find a book you like. This is an list of my favorite books of the past 2 years or so.
  1. Learn decision making skills. This I cannot stress enough. Just because something feels right, doesn’t mean it is. In fact the opposite is often true. Case in point, the covid pandemic. All the info a person needs is out there. There is a virus, it’s spread by droplets, and it kills a lot of people, To mitigate your risk, wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. That’s it. But people bend over backwards to somehow make a decision to not wear the mask, to not social distance etc even though in the worst case scenario, it’s mildly inconveniencing. The best case, it saves your life. The biggest lie ever told was that there was battle for your soul. The truth is that there is a battle for your mind. Learn to understand the reasoning and science behind things, but when you can’t because of disinformation, always err on the side of saving yourself and your fellow companions. As an aside: when I was a kid, a pastor told me a story. He said “I believe in heaven and god, because if heaven doesn’t exist, then no sweat, but if it does, I believed, and will then go to heaven”, he basically hedged his bets. Hedge yours. Err on the side of survival.
I would love to hear feedback on these preps and you can ask me any questions about village and being an East African nomad, and living through many wars and civil disruptions etc. btw, all these preps cost nothing, will help you physically and financially in both the long term and the short term.
Ps: I’m also not saying that stockpiling is wrong or anything like that. Just that in all the calamitous events I have witnessed, stockpiles have never helped the people that created them. In fact I think in some ways, it hurt them because they stayed to protect them when it would have been far more prudent to leave and save themselves.
Edit #2: Thank you for at the gold. Obligatory, please donate instead. But it won't change the fact that I am very well chuffed. Thank you.
EDIT #3:Book list: This is not exhaustive, I have read many many books, but these are the most recent as well as old ones that have really made a difference to me. I tried to categorise them a bit but forgive me if I get some mixed up. Many books are by American writers so easily available. Please don't be offended,these are books I used to widen my knowledge and understanding. you don't have to like or read them lol.
Books about reasoning and/or history: 1. The 7 habits of highly effective people: powerful lessons in personal change. 2. 21 Lessons for the 21st century. Yuval Noah Harari 3. A higher loyalty: truth, lies, and leadership by James Comey 4. Educated by Tara Westover 5. Make your bed: little things that can chage your life and maybe the world by Willima Mcraven (personal hero) 6. Homo deus; I history of tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari 7. The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 8. Freakonomics by Steven levitt 9. Democracy: stories from the long road to freedom by Condoleeza Rice 10. White trash: the 400 year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg. 11. Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker. 12. Essentialism, the disciplined pursuit of less by Greg Mckeown 13. Thinking fast and slow by D. Kahnemann 14. Outliers, the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell 15. The world is flat by Thomas Friedman 16. The silk roads, a new history of the world 17. Destiny disrupted, a history of the world through Islamic eyes.
Books about the future- books that blew my mind 1. “Surely your joking Mr. Feynman!” Adventures of a curious character by Richard Feynman. 2. Farenheit 415 by Ray Bradbury 3. Sapiens, a brief history of human kind 4. Animal Farm by Goerge Orwell 5. 1984 by George Orwell
Books about History 1. Norse mythology by Neil Gaiman 2. Autobiographies on Mandela, Gandhi, PLO Lumumba, Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Andre Jackson, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Shaka Zulu, Genghis khan, Kubilai Khan, Memed of Turkey, the kids and emperors of rome.
Books about science 1. I contain multitudes: the microbes within us and a grander view of life 2. A brief history in time by Stephen hawking 3. The gene, an intimate history by Siddharta Mukherjee 4. Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil de grasse Tyson 5. The hidden life of trees, what they feel and how they communicate by peter wohlleben 6. Better, a surgeons notes on performance
Books on people, game theory, and conflict resolution.
  1. Talking to strangers: what we should know about the people we don’t know by Malcolm Gladwell
  2. The reluctant fundamentalist by Hamid Mohsin
  3. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  4. Smarter, faster better: the secrets of being productive in life and business by Charles Duhigg.
  5. The happiness advantage by Shawn Achor
  6. Paddle your own canoe by Nick Offerman
  7. The subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark manson
  8. How to be an antiracist by Ibrahim X kendi
Life changing fiction: 1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 2. Shogun by James Clavell 3. The alchemist by Paulo Coelho 4. Old yeller by Fred Gipson- this a book I read as a child and it made me want to come to America. 5. The red pony by John Steinbeck- another American book I read as a 9 year old and it made me want to come to America so bad. 6. Lonesome dove by Larry Mc Murtry 7. Don Quixote by Cervantes 8. Tai pan by james Clavell 9. Pride and prejudice by jane austen
Books that you read because you have to learn how sociopaths think in order to recognize and avoid them: 1. The prince by machiavelli 2. The art of war by sun tzu 3. The 48 laws of power
My favorite thinkers in no order:
Atul Gawande Malcolm Gladwell Steven pinker Yuval noah Harari Deepak chopra (take with a grain of salt) Sadhguru
Youtubes I follow:
  1. Sadhguru - i'm no religious, I just find his stuff really good for the mind
  2. Easy steps- cooking
  3. Tom Bilyeu- a smarter Joe rogan
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Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jul. 7 - 2019 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2

Here are today's champions:
Rob gamely rallied to the plus side late at $400 after missing back-to-back DDs, while Dhruv ($13,600) and Rachel ($10,000) were left to determine who would advance with a win.
DD1, $1,000 - RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS - These 2 radioactive elements were discovered in 1898 (Dhrvu lost $3,000 from his total of $5,800.)
DD2, $800 - FICTIONAL CHARACTERS - Jilted on her wedding day, this Dickens character teaches her ward Estella to despise men (Rob lost $5,400 on a true DD.)
DD3, $2,000 - THE DARK AGES - Before it meant someone who attacks received ideas, it meant one who opposed & even broke idols in the Byzantine Empire (Rob had $0 and dropped $2,000 into the red.)
FJ - THE 50 STATES - In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now, its capital is its only one in the top 100
Everyone was correct on FJ. Dhruv took the victory, adding $6,401 to finish with $20,001. Rachel didn't go big, betting $3,601 to end at $13,601, in second place in the wild card chase. Rob nearly doubled up to $799.
Triple Stumpers of the day: Guess the players aren't Paul McCartney fans, as they didn't know the Scottish "of Kintyre" peninsula that you might "think over" is Mull. Also, for a top-row clue, no one guessed the village outskirts where the University of Washington was founded was Seattle.
One more thing: Alex explained the ribbons being worn are in memory of Larry Martin, who passed away from pancreatic cancer. The show will be making a charitable donation in his honor.
Correct Qs: DD1 - What are radium and polonium? DD2 - Who is Miss Havisham? DD3 - What is iconoclast? FJ - What is Massachusetts?
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Smol Noir (3)

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DISCLAIMER: I do not claim to own any of the ideas or worlds described in the story. The ‘They are Smol’ universe is the intellectual property of u/TinyPrancingHorse. Nothing in the story is canon to his universe, and I’d suggest you visit his writings if you love wholesome stories about humans being human.
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This story was NOT written by me. It was, instead, created by the beautiful and certainly not a snake-person “@Fluffynoodle” on the They Are Smol discord. I was given permission to post his wonderful story on his behalf, so please direct all praise to him. I’m just the messenger. He’s the actually good writer.
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Part 3

A short while later I was sitting looking at the dry rot on the wall of my room in Sweetheart Heights, fingers idly running checks over the deadly weapon I’d built myself as I waited, long as I dared. I’d been given three days — seventy two hours — but I was also sure that now I’d seen the body I was soon to become persona non-grata far faster than that.
More Cake was missing from the puck, though not through choice. I could sleep when this was all over. If I slept now, I knew I’d end up in a steel coffin of one sort or another, on another one-way journey. Potential side-effects of paranoid delusions, apophenia and pareidolia be damned.
Io worked on Terran time, though the day-night cycle was entirely artificial. Five o’clock was quitting time. Tick, tock, tick… tock… seven o’clock was even more important. Happy hour at the bars.
I got up, fighting to stay vertical for a moment, then packed all my tools and headed for the ground floor. I thought for a moment about using what passed for the fire escape, but… naa, straight out the lobby. I’d been thinking for the rest of the afternoon, thinking hard, sure that I had missed something yet not really sure what. At quitting time it had all become clear.
Gordon Silas definitely hadn’t died from a normal accident, oh no. His death was most likely due to the kind of ‘accident’ that involved getting in the way of a tweaked-out dorarizin, something that the galactic senate would rather be swiftly forgotten about. Of course, it was being dressed up as a human squabble made to look like a dorarizin attack so that everybody would turn the other cheek. After all, everyone knew that no dorarizin in their right mind would ever actually kill a human.
Gordon Silas had been murdered because he’d found something out he shouldn’t have; something was going on at Marv’s Meat Packing Co. and I was going to find out what if it killed me.
Squawky had put me on the right track, I had most likely found my way to exactly the right place, I’d just got there several hours too early and I’d been too dumb to figure it out.
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Night in a hab is much the same as night on a planet; the same pregnant quiet, the same dark corners, the same hushed whispers. I paid extra for the human cabbie to forget he’d seen me and I paid more still for not only the forging of my ID in the system but the route and final destination. I wasn’t convinced any of it would work to throw off those interested in my whereabouts, but if I was very lucky that could only work in my favour. There wasn’t much to steal in a meat packing company, at least apart from the heavy equipment, so in theory security would be light. I turned off my wetware all the same long before coming anywhere near Marv’s, anything running even passive scans wouldn’t know a thing. Location caching was supposed to be illegal, but it was hardly a secret that you could be subpoenaed for it.
Marv’s Meat Packing Co. was indeed deserted, save for a couple of lone guards. I watched the perimeter until I thought I had their patrol routes down — do a half-hearted patrol of the main gate, nip inside the complex, most likely for a coffee refill, then retire to the gatehouse… it wasn’t a patrol so much as a patcrumb — then snuck inside under their nose whilst liquid refreshments were being had.
I didn’t regret my purchase of a hat — a nice, wide-brimmed trilby — on the way to the actual plant, it would literally and figuratively keep the heat off my head should there be any surveillance. I held on to it tightly as I squirmed my way through barbed wire fences and scooted under barriers.
Marv’s business wasn’t big on electronic security; the fewer cameras and the lower their resolution, the less that what passed for OSHA would have to say about what went on in this low-rent chop-shop. I would still have to be careful, however.
The downside of my current ease of entry meant that whatever was going on probably wasn’t centered here. I just hoped I’d find enough clues to get me to where trouble was really going down. I was, however, certain I’d find that info right here.
The locks on the doors to the building I was interested in were, unsurprisingly perhaps, plainly mechanical. They were heavy and well-built, but bowed to my firking about with a pin tumbler and torsion rod in short order. Gritting my teeth for the inevitable alarm, it took me several long seconds for the thudding in my ears to die away enough to be sure I hadn’t heard one. That didn’t mean that a silent alarm hadn’t been tripped, so whatever I was going to do now, I’d better get to it.
I still remembered the route to Marv’s office, but it was slow going in the darkened workshop. The ever-present smell of pig shit and piss permeated everything, and glistening, wet tools hung from racks. There was a lot of sharp, blunt and just plain effective implements of death and dismemberment here. My eyes, adjusting to the dark, spied what had to be a walk-in freezer with electronic security locks on it in the back, judging by the cooling system. It hummed away merrily. I shook my head; lots of people still paid a premium for hand-made goods, I guessed. The automated systems further down — and there were long channels to funnel animals down that led to an automated abattoir that could be adjusted to send streams of pigs this way or that as needed — were more than likely capable of producing any particular cut anyone could ask for, but the tools right here told me they likely picked off prize animals for special treatment. It was clear this was also where they did mass inspections of their herds, culling for disease, disposal — a largish incinerator sat quietly roaring to itself, still dealing with the last of the day’s unwanted trash — and otherwise dealing with the messy part of life and death that involved humans.
A large counter on the wall had the number of ‘days’ since the last accident, nearing two weeks. What looked like a betting pool was underneath it, or possibly quotas. I moved on. No sirens yet, no sudden lights, no shouts… I knew at some point the game would be up, but so far everything seemed copacetic.
I tried not to touch anything, even though I was wearing gloves. I was pretty sure that pulling any sort of fingerprints or genetic profile from anything in this factory would be an exercise in frustration, but it made sense to be careful.
I found the stairs in short order. This would be the second real hurdle after breaking and entering in the first place. Navigating the iron steps with iron railings, in the open, without being spotted. I paused, ears metaphorically perked for any trouble, counted to ten, then tip-toed my crouched way up to the second floor.
The balcony above the shop floor wasn’t any less exposed and I fought to keep my breathing steady instead of bursting out into ragged gasps. After an aeon I made it to the door into the nicer office area that belonged to the miniscule number of white-collar workers. The lock here too was purely mechanical. I swore under my breath, reflexively, as this mechanism was a lot harder to pick on account of how much my hands were shaking, but after another ice age this lock too snicked open and I cracked the door and slipped in.
I closed the door, wincing at every sound the mechanism made until the door was flush and I’d released the handle, then I glanced around. The lights were manual, I hadn’t spotted any sort of alarm, and it appeared I could act with relative impunity. Something wasn’t adding up. I was more and more certain now that the jig was already up and that I was running on borrowed time.
None of the internal doors had locks, so gaining access to the boss’ office itself was a literal cakewalk, but my first stop was the receptionist’s computer.
As luck would have it — treacherous the Lady may be, but she is also not without a sense of humour it would seem — a post-it note was affixed to the flatscreen with the password. Wincing anew at the necessity, I fired up her computer and logged on. I dialed the brightness down as low as it would go, but was forced to trust that the internal nature of this area would prevent actual trouble from the glare.
The company’s records were simple enough to access, but ten minutes of searching didn’t turn up anything out of the ordinary. The only thing that stuck out were the entries for ‘retired’ workers, papered out, that stank of payoffs for that accident counter outside. I knew for a fact nothing would stick from any of this level of petty bureaucratic shenanigans, so was forced to look elsewhere.
It was in the boss’ office that I struck paydirt. Really, I figured, it was obvious when you thought about it. What’s food without sauce? Condiments? A filing cabinet had the real papers in it, filling out the transactions that, in the computer database outside, were just numbers for special orders.
It seemed that Marv was dealing in a very lucrative cash crop of some sort, pencilled down as ‘special orders’. With Squawky eager enough to send me here, with Gordon’s death being so obviously graphic, I figured it was probably the one product that was ridiculously easy to come by in one corner of our galaxy and yet so incredibly heavily restricted in another, green.
‘Green’ was a karnakian plumage cleanser, akin to scented sand or soap. For karnakians, it was a pleasant and highly sought-after, freely available and well-loved product, but for the dorarizin… well, alien biologies what they are, green was like pure rave in a bottle. Laced with various other compounds, it gave older dorarizin the edge in bed, revved up their muscles, made the world come alive. It was heroin, speed, smack, angel dust and pcp all rolled into one.
It also tended to send them into a wild, homicidal rage that didn’t end until everything else in the immediate area was torn to shreds or the dorarizin’s heart exploded, whichever came first.
Green was, therefore, very lucrative in the right hands. Why not shuffle it through a dead-end human station? It didn’t do anything much for humans, so it would be very easy to deal with, wouldn’t ping any of the human interdiction systems and the senate — already on tenterhooks with the human race as a whole — would keep their noses out without a damn good lead.
Oh, great.
With a sinking feeling in my stomach, I reasoned that was my job in this whole godforsaken mess.
I swore again under my breath as I continued pulling out ‘special orders’ from the filing cabinet, then had to stifle a whoop of joy; something was going down tonight if the newest entry with just a date and no other monetary details inked in was anything to go by. If only I could find out where.
This facility was rapidly becoming an obvious courier hub for illicit goods, but none of the data I was pulling out told me anything about where and when, just the what, and without the illicit goods, without the green, I had nothing.
Kilos and kilos of ‘special orders’ were ear-marked for various shipments to the wider galaxy, hidden within the general product shipments being sent out to not only human worlds but dorarizin, karnakian and jornissian — and none of it would matter if I couldn’t prove they were for anything but gourmets.
If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say some of these special orders were, from the code names, other products than just the obvious ‘green’. If I could crack the code, I could come up with something to go on there, too, once I got myself out of here.
As I closed the cabinet and started searching for some sort of hidden cabinet or safe, I figured that maybe some of the flow was cold, hard cash in return. That would surely be the easiest to figure out, and to trace. Would it weigh less than other shipments? Always have the same dropoff point? Or be the same order type? As I scanned the entries looking for patterns, I sniggered to myself. Hah, ‘cold’ hard cash.
All these shipments were nominally for different cuts of pork; they had to be hiding the goods in with it, literally frozen. With a nice, thick, organic shield around the real goods, most sensors wouldn’t see anything untowards until it was far too late. Skim off the special box — maybe even in flight in some cases — and it’s gone. The galaxy was a big place, it made truly policing restricted goods a nightmare. Most financial transactions were performed to the galactic block-chain, but breadsticks and even analog currency were far from unusual, and provided for a more intimate, if not immediate, transfer of funds.
If there had to be an open port to get into the standard shipping channels, then human space would be the perfect cover for not only goods but money laundering services. In truth, this was big, bigger than me. I felt the weight of responsibility settle not-so-comfortably around my neck even as I heard the footsteps outside and the door to the outer office click open.
I saw the lights in the reception area come on by the glare under the door to Marv’s office, followed by a sudden babble of hushed voices. The takka-takka-tak of somebody accessing the receptionist’s computer came next.
In moments, the jig would be up. I swore again under my breath. I’d found what I thought was the safe, but there was no way I’d be able to break into it before I was caught. To be honest with myself, there was no way I was getting out of here without a fight. Clicking the ‘on’ button on my plasma pistol, I prayed to whatever gods were listening that it would remain stable and actually function as I squared myself off, facing the door.
Moments later, the handle jiggled, then turned.
Letting out a huge bestial yell, I charged. I slammed into the door as it opened, braining the guy behind it, hopefully breaking an arm or knocking him unconscious.
No such luck, though I had knocked the wind out of him.
As I yanked open the door again, I noticed two security guards and three heavies in bloodied smocks, two of the latter picking up one of the former. Piggy, from before, was there, being the one heavy not manhandling a guard.
Almost instinctively I raised my arm, gun in hand, and blasted the ceiling. With a bright, disorienting foomf of light, a good deal of the industrial ceiling disintegrated, along with a good section of sprinkler piping. Water rained down around us as I barrelled through the crowd, sumo-charging Piggy. He went down like a sack of blubber, almost bouncing as I rolled over him.
A hand grabbed my leg and twisted as I tried to get up. I saw stars as my jaw hit the ground, blood gushing from either a bitten tongue or a split lip. I twisted too, lashing out with a boot to Piggy’s face as a ham fist the size of a small dog gut-punched me, another heavy had got into the mix.
Piggy let go with a squeal, but two more shapes descended on me. I rolled over on top of one, head-butting and biting as what felt like a night-stick slammed into the back of my head. I rolled again, using the body now on top of me as a shield, and brung up my plasma gun. Multiple swears rent the air as my assailants dived for cover.
I wasn’t about to commit murder, however, and my shot was aimed more to disorient than kill. Another shower of sparks and flames as the desk exploded, and I was free to throw off the guy who was now laying limply on top of me like a sack of ugly potatoes, having been beaten heavily by his friends. I jumped up, covering my face with my arm as I levelled the gun at my other assailants, then turned and ran for the door.
I pelted down the metal walkway, no longer caring about stealth, as four figures charged after me, shouting and hollering. I fired at the metal in front of me whenever the gun announced it was ready, jumping the holes as they formed, panicking as I heard the structure start to buckle and bend. In a bound, I was down, as with a screeching cacophony, the stairs detached from the superstructure.
Screams sounded out as the four guys fought to not end up on a heap on the floor behind me, but I couldn’t stop to make sure nobody was seriously hurt. I didn’t even stop to look back at the doors out, luckily they hadn’t been locked behind the guards as they’d come in, and kept on running as I leaped over the barrier. Somehow, my new trusty hat stayed with me. Truly, a gumshoe’s best friend and most valuable item of clothing.
I was away, but hardly safe. By morning, everyone would know somebody had broken into Marv’s and taken a gander at the ‘secret menu’. I was screwed if I couldn’t come up with something tonight. My only chance was the deal that was, with luck, going down right at this very moment.
Hailing a cab with my wetware as I brought it back online, I headed for the one place I was sure I could find some more information, The Fox and Stoat, home of fences, low-lifes and, hopefully, a karnakian who’d see things my way. If I’d been on the clock before, then now the alarm bells were ringing.
I sat and breathed heavily in the automated cab as the automated systems whisked me through the habitat. Driven cabs were preferred in the same way that actual restaurants still employed waiters, but when you wanted fast food you punched your order up on the screens. I had to get to Squawky ASAP.
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I was disgorged more or less right next to the entrance, and didn’t even hesitate on heading in.
Inside, the atmosphere was livelier than before. The deadbeat drunks were fewer, the conversations more hushed, but the regulars were on form. The dirty dance floor had been cleared of most of the detritus and multicoloured lights were flashing rhythmically as some heavy bass loops made my gut vibrate. Snakes, humans, raptors and gorilla-dogs all seemed to be enjoying themselves, though the latter were wearing this seasons in-vogue dual air-filter gas masks and the raptors were wearing colourful binding tape on their talons and claws.
I made my way through the mass of biologicals, heading for one particular booth. I couldn’t tell if Squawky had moved during the intervening hours, but there he was, with his body-mutts still on duty. I heard their buzzsaw-like disapproval of seeing my face again as they ground their multiple rows of teeth, but I ignored it.
“Hey there, old buddy, old pal, so nice to see you again!” I called to Squawky, forcing a cheery grin on my face. I’m sure it looks like a rictus.
“[The feeling is not mutual, human. What do you want? Unless you’re buying or selling, I suggest you find another place to sit.]” Squawky gestured to Larry and Curly.
“You know, you never did tell me what it was you did,” I tell him, attempting and failing to slide in opposite him in the face of some large, furry walls of meat.
“[I sell… merchandise. For rent. For short periods of time. I’m sure I could find a spot for you in my, ah, stables, if you’re truly interested.]”
For a brief moment, I’m forced to entertain the idea of a future where I’m some sort of male pet gigolo to ogling xenos. My brain bluescreens, then reboots. He’s a pimp, right, focus on that. I size him up for a moment; he probably doesn’t like drugs. Probably doesn’t like ignorance and bad behaviour. Green would be… bad for business. It’d attract karnakians, which was good, but if one third of your clients — I wasn’t sure how much he sold to xenos versus humans, but I was sure he sold humans — would end up devouring your merchandise, well, that’s very bad for business. Had I been sent to exactly the right place to get rid of a rival? A thorn in his side? I led with that.
“Look, Squawky, I like you. You may not like me, but I respect you. Product like Marv is selling, that’s bad for everyone, am I right?”
Squawky seemed taken aback. “[Go on.]”
“Then you probably know where the latest deal is going down. Get me there and I’m gone, one way or another. Either face down and six feet under, or a million miles spinwards, but I’m gone.”
The karnakian growled under his breath. “[You come to me and beg for information twice, snatching scraps from my table with nothing to offer in return but damage to my plumage? You humans have a saying, [lay down with dogs and you get fleas]. You are a [dog] and I do not want [fleas]. I should have Gresjnjr rip your arms from your sockets and beat you to death with them right here and now, why should I help more than I already have?]”
I noticed ‘Larry’ flexing his claws. No sane dorarizin would kill a human I kept repeating to myself, but another, small part of my brain said nobody said anything about maiming though.
“S-sir, you know why you helped me in the first place. You could have ignored me, I’d find my way to his employers soon enough, but you knew that… you knew I’d find out about the ‘special orders’,” I did my best to stress the word, praying that the translator would take notice from stress patterns in my voice, “you knew that was where the rot was. You don’t like these ‘special orders’, they’re… they’re bad for business, right? Then let me—” I was interrupted by an enthusiastic dancer as she spun and tumbled onto Squawky’s table. “Shit, get off—” I started, and Larry and Curly were already moving, but it was too late. She unfurled her palm and, with a huge puff, blew a cloud of black-blue particles into the air.
For a brief eternity I saw, as the lights cycled, a settling miasma of black, blue, black, blue… green.
Shit.
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A test of mental fortitude. Passed at 100 questions.

Hi all, I've been lurking here for half a year. I've read almost every post and decided to share my experience to help the wonderful community as I think it is slightly different than most and my intent is in hopes that it might help you feel better if you are feeling unsure/alone/negative at any point before and during your exam. Know that it is part of the rollercoaster of a journey, that's what makes it exciting.
A little background for context as always.
Formal Education (3 relevant years, not much remembered):
I had some technical education in IT in my teens but I furthered on with a degree in something totally unrelated, but life throws you opportunities when you least expect and back into the industry I went.
Work experience (4 years) Tldr (Not much to help):
Unlike most of the posters here, I have very little work experience in this field. I have 2 years doing Ops governance in a project (telling the technical guys what I want) providing 2FA services, it was not a technical role and my focus was mostly on ensuring things were up and running by tossing SLAs at people. The only experience I felt I gained was what the 5 types of authentication are when brought over to the context of CISSP lol.
Another 2 years I swapped roles as a Cybersecurity Engineer, this was a technical role and since I was involved from the Implementation phase onwards, I had some idea on the SDLC processes and NIST 800-53 and ISO 27001 due to project certification requirements, but I was really lacking in relevant experience on a higher level since I was running through checklists more so than understanding the broader picture of the intents for these documents as I was more of a Data Custodian and SecAdmin. CISSP was a semi-requirement for the project and I was encouraged to take it by my superior, which to some of my peers was an undertaking beyond my ability as I lacked the depth and experience and they felt that I should be taking a less challenging Security cert.
The only other cert I hold is ITILv3.
My Prep:
Input:
I took 4 months to prepare, I spent about 2 hours each day (Maybe 2-3 times a week), and 3-4 on weekends (every weekend). I will not rate my study sources, as I did not use many compared to most other posts, so to me, these are all great and sufficient to pass.
1st Month: CISSP Official Study Guide (8th Ed)
I had to read this cover to cover, I lacked the experience and every page had concepts and words new to me. Took me 1.5 months to complete it. I had an excel where I'd dump anything alien into it so that I could research it on days I didn't feel like reading.
I also did the MCQ test questions and tried to understand why I got them wrong. I scored around 85% before moving on. I did not touch the open-ended questions at the end of the chapters.
2nd to 3rd Month: Boson Test (95% on average by exam date)
From all the recommendations, decided to try it (Had discount voucher). I actually spent quite a fair bit of time in Boson, I'd copy out the explanations for concepts I could not grasp into that same growing excel sheet. Questions are more technical than the exam. As others said, it has MOST, BEST etc which is similar to the exam but I don't think that mattered to me. I'll explain more later.
3rd to 4th Month: CISSP Official Practice Tests (2nd Edition) (92% on average by exam date)
I bought this with the official guide so I decided to use it since I didn't rely on many other sources to find out what my weaker domains were. Questions are very straight forward unlike the actual exam. It is purely to test your memory of the concepts. Be careful :) don't get complacent with just remembering.
I watched Kelly's why you will pass video and Larry's Spock and Kirk video since everyone was talking about it. I only watched them once at the start and that set the stage for how I would prep my understanding of the material I encountered.
Last week before Exam: 11th Hour by Eric Conrad.
I ran out of fresh material so I got this book. It is more palatable compared to the official study guide, things are worded in a more "why did they do this" manner and simplified to the essence of it. Maybe in hindsight, I would have read this first to get a high-level understanding before reading the official study guide. I speed-read through it only to stop on concepts that I still could not fully appreciate.
Glanced through the various NIST documents. Please briefly read them so at least when some terms come up from inside, you will not feel lost as you may not have seen it before...... ;) ;) ;)
This video by Tom Mangiacapre helped me understand Kerberos better than any others did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WqZSZ5t0qk&t=650s
Materials I discarded
There is a quiz that is from the Shon Harris (mhprofessionalresources website) book online that others have shared. I felt it was too deep and didn't do it after trying a few quizzes.
Sunflower pdf did not work for me. There were some things which I had not come across even till the last day of my exam. I decided I was gonna consider those out of my scope because I didn't see them in both Eric Conrad and Official guide.
I decided to trust the 2 books and 2 question banks would be all I needed.
Output
1 excel with 100 items which I could finally understand the terms nearing exam date.
2 pages of handwritten notes squeezed in small writing on blank sheets.
No flashcards, no 100 pages notes, no colorful mindmaps
My struggles (Struggling, I've been through it! You're not alone):
Many of you preparing for the exam may have this issue, and I struggled weekly with this.
Did I study too deep? What is inch deep and mile wide?? How deep is deep enough? How wide is wide enough? Should I memorize all the bits and keys lengths of all the crypto algorithms?
How well do I need to memorize the NIST or is recognizing what 800-34, 800-37, 800-53, 800-64 etc sufficient?
Is knowing what is on the 7 layers of OSI enough? Do I need to know how each protocol works individually? TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP probably, what about the structure of the packets they're made up of? How about RPC? What is that? Do I want to divert my time to that?
Is being able to list the SDLC sufficient? I understand what they are on each stage but in what way can they question me when it comes to security? -ponder ponder-
Cloud is popular now, do I need to know more beyond knowing what is IDaaS, BaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS?
TCSEC/ITSEC replaced with Common criteria, do I need to memorise what is A1, B1, B2, B3 etc still?
How many information flow models must I memorize?? There's so many!
SLIP, PPP, L2TP, L2F, IPSEC it's getting technical here for me, is knowing which triad in CIA they provide sufficiently deep??
Some nights I lost sleep reading through people's posts feeling like I didn't go deep enough. Some nights I felt like I went too deep. It was a struggle. Everyday. And it weighed heavily at the back of my head. I decided the depth I wanted to focus on eventually without driving myself crazy, and I told myself "Know the gist of old technical concepts, memorize the details for in-trend technical concepts, and understand all the processes IN YOUR OWN WORDS"
Exam day:
I did not touch my notes 1 day before the exam. I knew I was going to be nervous if I tried to study and nothing would help. At this point, I knew relaxing was the best prep. No alcohol of course. Wokeup, had breakfast (Its 3 hours, you will get hungry, it will distract you, eat), drove to the test center listening to chillout tracks in the morning empty-handed, and went straight for the exam. Did all the pre-exam stuff and got seated promptly for the exam. Took a deep breath. clicked start.
I took 50 minutes for the first 20 and felt like I was never on earth going to pass, I remember others have mentioned the same about how they felt throughout the test and I told myself that I would continue to push through. I hit 40+ questions in 80+ minutes. By then I was worried. Definitely not enough time for 150 questions. Maybe I'll just fail at 100 anyway? No push on. 95 minutes at 60+ questions. Oh it seems to be getting slightly easier. Did I do so badly till it's giving me freebies? 120 mins at 85+ questions. Hey it seems to be even easier and my pace is picking up, but I'm so gonna fail at 100! 135 mins at question number 100. Oh boy. 40 minutes for 50 more questions? I'm so dead I KNOW I'VE FAILED.
Submit. Blank screen. Exam ended.
WHAT I FAILED ALREADY?
Went out, took the slip of paper, and walked out without looking. Took a peep. Holy cow! IS THAT A TYPO?! :)
Afterthoughts and tips if I went back in time to meet myself:
Exam guidances? Any for you? Sure. You read this far didn't you? Aside from those that are sprinkled in the content above.. hmm let's see..
Think like a manageconsultant? Yes.. I sure as hell was going to pick the technical answer sometimes, I was tempted, but I didn't. Of course, there are times when it's all technical choices, then yeah sure go ahead.
Did any questions from quizzes I did appear? Yes and no. What do I mean? It's a well-written test, just not copy-pasted from your textbooks. If you memorized word for word, you're not going to see those words. You have to understand it. The majority of the questions felt unfamiliar, which is why everybody says it's difficult. It is not trying to trick you, it is testing your internalized understanding. You have to whittle it down to its essence to understand the options given to you.
Yes, human safety is important, I've read that a hundred times but there are other things that are important too, don't ignore those! You wouldn't have a job if the humans are safe but other critical components of the business are lost!
Inference and deduction are critical when reading the questions. What is the end goal the question is trying to achieve? Don't be distracted by distractors!
If you consumed the book word for word without understanding what this exam is trying to gauge, you would still struggle to pass without internalizing core concepts and processes. MOST and BEST are normal things you face day to day even picking the BEST route to work with the LEAST amount of traffic, I never felt it to be something that had to be practiced thus my mention of its irrelevancy to me in Boson (Still a good test engine, especially the advanced options). More importantly, if you can't internalize the processes, MOST and BEST would be useless because you'd realized the answer choices would be impossible to compare since you have no idea what they are to make a proper comparison.
You need to know the concepts to answer the questions in the exam, but the exam may not necessarily be trying to test those concepts. E.g. You need to know that a Steering wheel belongs to a car and it allows you to change the direction of a car, but not necessarily that the question is going to ask you "What is the steering wheel for". However if you never knew that the steering wheel is for a car, you would lose the ability to infer that the question was referring to a Car and not a Bike.
I felt the strain of breathing through the mask during the exam (due to the stress I bet, since I never do have problems with it normally) and had to adjust it multiple times to steal a few 'breathers'. Maybe get something more comfortable or try to get used to it. When you are just sitting there in the silence
Closing:
Alright! with all that said, I wouldn't want to take it again. My brain hurts :) To those of you that come across my post however many years down the road it may be, I hope it helps soothe the uncertainty a little during prep, and I hope what I shared today runs through your mind when you feel like giving up in the middle of the exam and helps you to pass. Remember you are not alone, I experienced it too and I passed with what little experience I had, and what few materials I used. I didn't spend 2k on a crash course, I didn't sign up to anything for training, I didn't sit and listen to video lectures for hours. It is with this community that shared their experience that helped me pass, and with this post, I hope I can pay it forward to the community. We all have different ways of learning, and this is what worked for me. Thank you everyone for making me feel like I wasn't on this journey alone throughout.
If this post ever helps you, do drop a note however many years down the road that you read this. It will make me very happy to know it helped you.

edits to add in more points
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Will the Arizona Cardinals win OVER/UNDER 7 games? 2020 season predictions by University Stats Prof!

1. Introduction

From 2013 to 2015, the Cardinals won at least 10 games in each of those seasons. They followed up with a couple of years where they finished close to a .500 record. Things got even worse in the past two seasons, during which the franchise compiled an 8-23-1 record.
Now in year #2 of head coach Kliff Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray, it’s time for Arizona to make a leap forward.

2. Regular Season Wins

According to sportsbooks, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to win 7 games this season. Should we bet the “over” or the “under”?
Here is the methodology I used in order to answer this vital question:
Here are the results (excluding simulated seasons where they won exactly 7 games, in which case the bet ties):

Estimated prob. Sportsbook Odds ROI
OVER 7 wins 53.1% 10Bet -110 +1.4%
UNDER 7 wins 46.9% William Hill +110 -1.5%

Note: The “Best odds” from the table above were obtained after looking at 13 well-known online sportsbooks on May 18th, 2020.

3. Offensive Position-by-Position Breakdown

3.1 Quarterbacks (QBs)

Kyler Murray had a very successful rookie campaign as Arizona’s new franchise quarterback.
Despite a suspect surrounding cast, he posted very respectable numbers with 3,722 passing yards, 20 TDs and 12 interceptions. He was also dangerous as a runner, as shown by his 544 rushing yards.
Murray was the victim of 48 sacks, but he was hard to catch. Indeed, he finished in 2nd place in terms of average time from snap-to-sack among all QBs in the NFL.
Now with one full year of experience under his belt, you can expect Murray to take a nice leap and improve his game even more in 2020.
Brett Hundley will once again back up Murray this season. The Cards must hope they won’t need him because he has never shown he could lead a team to success. The former Packer is clearly no more than a #2 QB in this league.

3.2 Running Backs (RBs)

The Cards got a nice bargain last year by trading a sixth-round pick in exchange for Kenyan Drake. He was nothing short of spectacular in his eight appearances in the desert by racking up 643 rushing yards over eight games. He also scored eight touchdowns during that short period.
During the offseason, the Cards re-signed him to a one-year, $8.5 million contract. The team also traded David Johnson to Houston, which clearly puts Drake as the starter.
Chase Edmonds will be the main backup runner. He showed some flashes with a nice 5.1 yards per rush average. The third-year pro is good insurance in case Drake gets hurt.

3.3 Wide Receivers (WRs)

Kyler Murray probably popped a bottle of champagne when he heard about the acquisition of stud wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans.
Losing David Johnson in the trade isn’t that big of a deal for the Cards, who already had good depth at the running back position. However, acquiring a big-time WR like Hopkins is HUGE!
Hopkins has played either 15 or 16 games in each of his first seven years in the NFL. He has averaged 1,229 receiving yards and 7.7 TDs during that time span.
He consistently ranks among the top receivers year in and year out. In 2019, he finished with an 87.8 grade from PFF, which had him ranked as the 5th best WR.
Unbelievable: Larry Fitzgerald is coming back for a 17th season! He did better than expected last season by catching 75 passes and finishing 53rd out of 122 qualified wide receivers in the league based on PFF.
Fitzgerald claimed he loved the culture under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury and he wants to help the team both as a player and as a mentor for the younger guys.
Christian Kirk, a former second-round pick in the 2018 draft, had an okay year. His 62.5 grade by PFF had him ranked as the #91 WR (out of 122). With Hopkins drawing a lot of attention from opposing defenses, Kirk must make a leap in 2020. It remains to be seen if he can do it or not.
Arizona lost some depth at the position after seeing Damiere Byrd leave for New England, while Pharoh Cooper signed with Carolina. It’s not a huge blow to the team, but worth mentioning.

3.4 Tight Ends (TEs)

A young QB like Kyler Murray would certainly welcome some help at the tight end position, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
The top target last year was Charles Clay. He only caught 18 passes and is now a free agent.
All signs point toward Maxx Williams assuming the number one role. You’ll be surprised to hear he ranked as the 7th best tight end in the league according to PFF. His nice 79.1 grade was obtained via outstanding run and pass blocking.
In summary, the team is pretty thin at this position.

3.5 Offensive Line (OL)

One of the team’s biggest weaknesses in 2019 was certainly its offensive line. They allowed the 5th highest number of sacks a year ago, despite Murray being a mobile quarterback.
The only guy who finished above average based on PFF rankings was Justin Pugh (22nd out of 81 among guards). The other four starters were either average or quite bad.
The bad news? The team has not addressed the position in free agency. They did select Josh Jones in the third round of this year’s draft, though. He has a high chance of becoming the team’s starting right guard right away, despite many experts calling him a developmental project who needs work.
I can’t believe D.J. Humphries is going to be the third-highest paid left tackle in the league after signing a hefty contract this offseason. His paycheck is clearly not in line with his production on the field. In five years, he has played 43 games and missed 37 due to numerous injuries. He finally played through a full 16-game season last year, but he PFF gave him the 47th-best grade out of 81 tackles.

2020 VS 2019 OFFENSE

Overall, I expect a nice progression from this unit. Kyler Murray is clearly more likely to improve than to regress based on his young age. The running back position is set. The receiving corps got a gigantic boost with the addition of DeAndre Hopkins.
The tight end and offensive line positions remain problematic. However, if you compare with last year, it can’t get much worse. Building the line should be one of the top priorities for Arizona in the upcoming years.
Final call (2020 vs 2019):
Big downgrade-Moderate downgrade-Small downgrade-Stable-Small upgrade-Moderate upgrade-Big upgrade

4. Defensive Position-by-Position Breakdown

4.1 Defensive Linemen (DLs)

This was not a position of strength for Arizona last year. Out of 114 DLs, here’s the final PFF ranking of the four guys who got the most playing time: Corey Peters 65th, Rodney Gunter 61st, Zach Kerr 42nd and Jonathan Bullard 94th. Ouch.
Now, Gunter and Kerr are both gone. Meanwhile, the team acquired Jordan Phillips from the Bills. He probably won’t be a savior as he finished in 104th place.

4.2 Defensive Ends (DEs) / Edge Rushers (ED)

Chandler Jones had an exceptional years with 19 sacks! Only Shaquil Barrett from the Bucs recorded more sacks.
Outside of Jones, Terrell Suggs played 13 games before being released by the Cards. He still managed to record 5.5 sacks.
Cassius Marsh played 38% of the defensive snaps and finished 70th out of 107 edge defenders. He signed with the Jaguars during the offseason.
In order to compensate for those losses, Arizona signed Devon Kennard, formerly of the Detroit Lions. He played 82% of the snaps in Detroit and finished 44th (out of 107) at the position. He obtained 7 sacks last year (7 more the year before).

4.3 Linebackers (LBs)

Jordan Hicks was a tackling machine with 150; only Bobby Wagner (Seattle) and Blake Martinez (Green Bay) had more in 2019.
However, Hicks didn’t grade particularly well. He finished 43rd out of 89 linebackers.
Haason Reddick and Joe Walker both finished in the bottom: 86th and 79th. Walker left for San Francisco, which is not a big loss.
Arizona signed De’Vondre Campbell who played 89% of the snaps with the Falcons. Can he improve the linebacker play in 2020? I doubt it. His poor 50.1 grade gave him the 70th rank. Here are his grades the previous three seasons: 57.4, 69.1 and 55.7. He is a durable guy, but far from a great player.
DC Vance Joseph declared #8 overall pick Isaiah Simmons would primarily play at linebacker. Simmons was super versatile in college, playing many positions. He will provide good coverage against TEs and pass-catching RBs, while also defending the run efficiently. He clearly has Pro Bowl talent.

4.4 Cornerbacks (CBs)

Patrick Peterson is clearly the leader of this group. He was having a decent season, and was brilliant in the final few games. He finished as the number 39 cornerback out of 112 guys. He missed the first six games of the season because of a suspension.
There is not much depth behind Peterson, though. Byron Murphy played 98% of the snaps, but finished with an awful 48.8 grade. The 2019 second-round pick will need to elevate his game A LOT this season.

4.5 Safeties (S)

Budda Baker and Jalen Thompson provide an adequate duo of safeties. These two guys are still young and we can expect some improvement in 2020. They finished last year as #28 and #57 out of 87 qualified safeties. Baker accumulated 147 tackles, 4th in the NFL.

2020 VS 2019 DEFENSE

No major changes for this unit. Given they’ve allowed the 5th highest number of points last year, that’s not good news.
The lone position where the Cards have improved this offseason is linebacker because of the acquisition of Isaiah Simmons via the draft and De’Vondre Campbell as a free agent from Atlanta.
Or perhaps the couple of young safeties can take a leap? Maybe, maybe not. It may be wishful thinking.
To summarize, the team added Jordan Phillips, Devon Kennard, Isaiah Simmons and De’Vondre Campbell. They lost Rodney Gunter, Zach Kerr, Terrell Suggs, Cassius Marsh and Joe Walker. To me, those changes offset. Perhaps it will turn out to be a small upgrade.
Final call (2020 vs 2019):
Big downgrade-Moderate downgrade-Small downgrade-Stable-Small upgrade-Moderate upgrade-Big upgrade
Thanks for reading!
Professor MJ
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How I made 1mil mt a week using the AH without sniping.

A little background, I bought the game when it was 6$, around the time takeover was released, I did spend some money on vc(around 60$) and I know its weird to buy the game when its cheep and spend on vc but I enjoyed it more then I thought I will, anyways, I was always good at AH games, and learning methods of making virtual currency via AH (fifa/wow,), I am also a Magic the gathering card collector and love "speccing" on cards irl as well, so the whole idea was appealing to me.
If I sell my entire squad I get about 4 mil mt, and I don't play much.
I will disclose all my methods in this post because I got enough mt real quick and it was fun till I got all the cards I wanted, and it might help you guys out if you struggle getting mt.
At first I tried sniping, I made a couple of mini snipes in the form of 61k vince Carter, and 100k Larry bird (sold for 220 b4 the goat released) I don't have the patience to refresh the search for hours, and I actually tried sniping a day after rashard Lewis was released and he popped and I was too slow and it literally scarred me away from sniping for good, its just not for me. The filters are very wide now, you can't just search for a sf with min 500 anymore and since I started playing extremely late I didn't have the most blatant advantage snipers have - buying all the undervalued opals placing them in the collection and put the good ones in the auction section, that way you get like 30 filters in one filter and the results are accordingly, this is by far the best sniping method that I assume mt selling sites use, if you want to have Oprah money in 2k21 remember this.
But how do we get to having a lot of opals? Or as the title said -1mil mt a week without sniping or sitting 24/7 on it, well that was my challenge and here is how I got there -
First of all, most of my mt from non-opal players was from winning bids and selling via bins (always the absolute lowest bin) and the most key factor is timing, dead hours don't effect bins but decreases bids, rush hours don't effect bids (in a good way) but effect bins (you can snipe) what it basically means is sniping works in the rush hours and this method works when there are few people are playing, most of my mt at first came from the pink diamond filter, I bid on set completing pd's like Larry Jhonson, Michael redd, Wiggins, porzignis, nate Thurmond to name a few, these always have demand and their quantities always decrease because of lock ins.
So first tip - look at the reward section, memorize the players and their current lowest bin, and bid accordingly, i made at least 100k on pd porzignis alone in a span of 5 days (before the showtime market crash).
Tip #2 look at binded infinite contracts when you bid, i made a lot of profit by buying cards at their market price while having infinite contracts and made about 5k profit on bins, when people buy now they usually mean to play the cards not profit, hence they care about the contracts and will pay more for the cards.
Tip 3# best margins with bin's are small ones where the 10% tax is less effective, for example buying redd at 10k and selling for 16 makes you 4.4k profit, buying eddy curry for 40k and selling for 50 k gets you almost the same amount, at 70k it becomes even less profitable, and the around bin cards are almost impossible to profit, for example butler hoovers around the 100k mark in order to make the same Redd/curry profit you need to buy him at 85 which feels kinda cheep but the profit goes to tax, get it??
Tip #4 (its a big one) when it comes to selling via bids (higher then 100k)
Best time to sell for me was whe bidding ended around 9am est, probably because not many people post 4hrs prior and a lot of people are in the market before they go to school/work so there are no cards on the market but a lot of demand, best time to buy is the exact 4 hors before so around 5am est, which is understandable considering its bad timing for both eu and us players, so its like a magic hour where you buy stuff and immediately post it for nice profit (around 30%) If you know what you are doing you can get amazing results, today I bought klay for 112k sold for 197k, shaq for 107 sold for 160. Two weeks ago I bought 4 porzignis around those hours for 100-105k sold for 160-200k. So post for 12hrs, be patient and time your sells, you have no idea how much of a difference it makes. I actually went the extra mile on klay when I posted him today I searched the Ah for klay and waited to post him in about 10 min away from the last one posted (when the last 4hrs one was 3:50 left)
Mini tip- when snipe bidding add a few thousands and bid in the last second, if the 10% jump is a deal breaker or you see someone bidded his last coin (not rounded up) and you want to be able maybe get it real close to the current bid still wait for last sec and bid the absolute min you can, that way if someone else does the same he will bid before you and you won't get sale even if you both bid the same amount.
Last tip for today, and one that will surprise alot of you guys, think of it as quick thru sts in the AH, when everything is stuck you can make tons of profit doing this for the win and i bet this tip is also a method of mt selling sires because its so effective and literally safe proof from losing and you know exactly how much you'll profit, its just time consuming, ready for this?
Tip #5 contract splitting, I found out about it a week ago by mistake when I tried selling contracts and it sent the entire batch to the ah, I didn't know it was a thing (new to the game), so I saw the batch was 20, I knew the contracts go for 300 so I said 6k would get me that (also noticed the min for the 20 was 1k and not 250*20) so I posted for 6k it didn't sell and I had to resend it to my collection and send back one by one, then I searched for those using the min 1000mt filter because they can't be posted for less, so I set the filter to min bud of 1k and I actually found 1 bin for 1,5k with 3hrs and 50min, thats in quick math is 4.5k profit (same as redd, curry and butler😅) from there it was a wild ride, I search for bid 1k-3k bids on bronze contracts and bid 3k (1500-3500 profit) 1-4k bids on silver and bid 4k (1400-4500 profit) 1-7k on gold and bid 7k (2000-8000 profit), i simply bid on everything in that range, and i was surprised on how many I got for the min 1k bid. Then you send to collection and split them for a known profit that sells within minutes, i hope this post doesn't kill this entire market, and if it does well, enjoy it while it lasts.
I got a few more tips for you guys but I'll leave it for part 2 if people find it interesting enough, have a great mt hunting lads 💘 and feel free to ask about these methods or your successes with them/others.
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Comedic Relief in the Bible

There are a number of odd passages in the Bible that are hard to make sense of, unless one takes them as comedic relief; “authoritative commentary” on these passages tends to be rather ideological in nature as the jokes seemed to whoosh over the heads of experts.
  1. For example, in Exodus, when the Hebrews “play” at the feast of the golden calf, God wishes to destroy them and start over making a great nation of Moses’ offspring instead. Moses calms God arguing that leading them out of Egypt to destroy them in the desert would be pretty bad PR. Then when Moses goes down to check on them and sees it with his own eyes, Aaron has to calm Moses down as Moses calmed the Lord God of Israel.
The scene resembles a three stooges style skit where Moe wants to beat someone up Larry holds him back then Larry gets hit and wants to fight but Curly holds both of them back. It lightens the darkness of what is meant by “play” and that they played as a people, and that then the calf ground to dust and mixed with water was given to the children of Israel; ie children is literal here not the whole of people descended of Israel.
  1. When God calls moses back up to the top, he says to bring two more tablets with and God will write the words again same as the first. But after Moses has his everlasting gobstopper moment offering up the inheritance and admitting himself stiffnecked as the people he ordered the Levites to execute after calming God himself, receiving in return the best covenant ever: Moses carves the commandments into the second tablets. So why did God say that God would write the second then make Moses do it?
Imagine Moses up there chiseling that stone all day all night, God with his feet up leaned back watching with a grin, “Hard work, huh, bet you won’t smash these on the ground for any reason will ya? Bet you never forget these either, huh?”
  1. When Pontius Pilate interrogates Jesus before the Crucifixion, the comedic relief doesn’t play well in Greek or English, but the Judeans and others from the region would have gotten the pun, which only enhances the message of the injustice of the Roman legal system.
Gonna include the text here cuz this has been misinterpreted so bad so long you need to read it closely:
John: 33Pilate therefore went into the hall again and called Jesus and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews? 34Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me? 35Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me. What hast thou done? 36Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. 37Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Jesus: “Wait, who the heck is calling who a King of the Jews? You Romans should really learn our languages before trying to govern us. Ain’t no one said a thing about a king of the Jews til you showed up. If I was king of the Jews I wouldn’t have been delivered to the Jews. I am delivered to the Jews because I am the Messenger to the Jews, the very Angel who wrote Malachi, which foretold my own coming...Since you are Roman I will spell it out for you: I am Malak not Melek, Messenger, not King can you see the difference you cannot hear or pronounce?”
Matthew 11And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it. 12And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. 13Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee? 14And he answered him to never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly.
Jesus: “Listen dude, you don’t even know the difference between Melek and Malak. You have no idea what they are actually alleging of me; to defend myself so you could understand I’d have to teach you the language a few years, and that wouldnt make you look very good as a judge. So whatever you think they are alleging, whatever you think I am, I’m not going to change your mind magically or rationally.”
  1. Luke 1And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and saying that he is Christ the king. 3And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, said: Thou sayest it. 4And Pilate saidphjhh to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I find no cause in this man. 5But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place. 6But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee? 7And when he understood that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also himself at Jerusalem in those days.
Pilate: “Wait what? I could only understand pervert and king. He doesn’t look like a perverted king... Wait I heard someone say Galilee I know where that is, he is Galilee? Awesome I’ll send him to Herod he knows this language a little better than me... Ok well Herod didnt kill him so he must be cool I’ll let him go...damn these people really want this dude dead huh... sorry bro.”
This reading also gives some psychological insight into Pilate, given that pervert and king are the few words he understands.
There’s a part in Malachi that can be read with irony, and is doubly illuminating with other verses seen in the same vein:
The Lord God of Israel sayeth: when you hateth thy wife put her away lest you abuse her; but the Lord of Hosts sayeth: that’s gonna end uo in iniquity and it will get easier to hate her as it gets easier to put her away, so you should probably try to just not hate her, ok? Then no worries over putting her away.
That the “Lord of hosts” offers a higher solution than the “Lord God of Israel” shows that the form the True God takes to develop a people is subordinate to the True God as such, ie the Lord God of all peoples. What was good during your youth is replaced by what is better once grown.
Joshua 5 13 And when Josue was in the field of the city of Jericho, he lifted up his eyes, and saw a man standing over against him, holding a drawn sword, and he went to him, and said: Art thou one of ours, or of our adversaries? 14 And he answered: Neither; but I am prince of the host of the Lord, and now I am come. 16 Josue fell on his face to the ground. And worshipping, said: What saith my lord to his servant? Loose, saith he, thy shoes from off thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Josue did as was commanded him.
So why did the “prince of the host of the Lord” tell Joshua how to destroy Jericho if he was on neither side?
The horns and shouting did not flatten the walls of Jericho, the hosts of the Lord did. And the hosts were not commanded by the horns and shouting, which were in truth a test of faith.
Israel had just entered Canaan, its first major trial stood before it. Moses was gone, the old generation had gone, the Lord God of Israel had guided the stiffnecked people out of Egypt and through the wilderness, they were armed, trained, knowledgeable, and bound as a people in a way the Hebrews of Egypt had not been, as illustrated by the chaos of the calf, especially the Hebrews who had meant to snitch on Moses for killing an Egyptian to save a fellow Hebrew: “Whoa dude, you gonna kill us too? Because we gotta tell the boss about this cuz if he finds out and we didnt tell him then we’ll get in trouble.”
Can Joshua lead his people? Can the people work as one in faith?
“Ok Israel, you’ve grown up. I can’t go around smiting all of your enemies while you shelter in place. Everyone else who worships the Lord of Hosts will be like “Why we even bother? God does everything for those guys no matter what they do.”
What occurred before or after or while Joshua removed his shoes on the holy ground, is the the Lord of Hosts gave a plan to the people of Jericho to follow of an appearance of equivalent irrationality. Maybe Jericho was called to give a stranger a hug every day, and their walls would stand forever.
Instead, the people of jericho probably slept in or went up to watch Israel and mock their silly tactics. Meanwhile, Israel carried out their orders perfectly, with perfect faith in God. These were people who were born in the wilderness and survive by God’s hand alone (hence the practice for thousands of years after of high caste families’ sons going to the wilderness as a sort of walkabout passage into manhood), they had seen mighty signs there, and they were delivered to the very land of the stories they were raised on. This generation had no reason to doubt; they had been forged.
And they passed the test of faith.
The Lord and his Hosts are always all around you. When you are faced with a trial that seems impossible to overcome, but conscience still calls your concern, know ye that feeling of “I ought” only ever occurs within yourself where there is also an “I can”.
In other words, one enlightenment view holds that “Oh well he couldnt be held responsible for X since he couldn’t do Y, but if he had not lost his sight all of a sudden from COVID-19 then yes he should face justice for not socially distancing; can’t punish someone for not socially distancing if they don’t know where they are standing.”
This is the sort of inverted thinking characteristic of the enlightenment, which is why the world has fallen to such a depraved state that people who can barely make it out of bed to flip a burger find people like Joshua mythical. I don’t quite understand what sort of evolution of fiction these Jerichoans subscribe to where our oldest texts, written in a language of words that were only things that could be directly pointed at, are some hypermetafiction, just fake stories of bad asses who grew up reading fake stories of bad asses who read stories of badasses, unmatched until 20th century ad. The deep truth of reality is that if you can imagine it, then it is possible too.
The age of enlightenment and reason would say that man uses science and evidence (and often self/class-interest if we be honest) to determine social good and to author laws that serve said good, and we then decide an individuals’ culpability based on his capacity and certain mental states and attitudes and intentions and relations and duties etc etc, whole lotta metaphysical shit that humans didn’t need for some 6,000 years of civilization in brutal conditions, before 500 years of stupendous efforts to explain everything one can point at in terms of an endlessly multiplying multitude of madeup nonsense that no one can point at (and thus have no meaning save political value) culminates with a people who have seemingly mastered nature yet still nearly destroy themselves regularly, and have now basically stopped reproducing completely - autogenocide.
The truth is if you look for pain, seek it out, watch for people in disorder help them overcome it whatever, that’s care, that’s leadership.
Remember, Adam and Eve could have eaten sny fruit but good and evil. But they were expelled in the end “lest they eat of the fruit of tree of life”, which they were not prohibited from. I suppose Eden wouldn’t have enjoyed another two immortal peoples spending all day arguing about good and evil.
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Hey, you! Yeah, you.

Are you tired of Super Worlds already? And of people promoting their own ENOURMOUS Super Worlds?
Well then... TOO BAD! Because MY Super World is out RIGHT NOW! My Maker ID is FRN-N44-3PF. It's 40 levels sized but not all of them are required to finish the Super World.
I went through all levels from World 1 to World 7 (not World 8 because i'm too much of a pussy to repeat it (it's hard as hell)), and it took me less than one and a half hours, about 10 deaths, and I finished with more than 60 lives (without going into any of the many Toad Houses).
So it's not that hard (except for World 8) but still quite chalenging... I don't have much more to say so I'm just gonna leave a small description of each level, if a specific one catches your attention.
World 1 - Grass Land [4 Required Levels]
1-1 A Fresh New Start [SMB] [Q16-LGH-9RG] [Difficulty: 1/10] Just the introduction level. Nothing special. There's a Boom Boom tho.
1-2 Abandoned Buzzy Mines [SMB3] [H5R-RRS-1MF] [2/10] Average Underground level. If you ever played SMB, you will probably find the shortcut ;).
1-F Larry's Fire Fortress [SMW] [7FY-PJT-37G] [3/10] The F stands for Fortress. Every fortress is vertical. And there's a Larry fight.
1-3 The Goomba Lake [NSMBU] [963-GX3-PJF] [1/10] Optional Underwater level. Plenty of coins and access to a Toad House. Most optional level have a lot of coins or 1-ups and are definitely harder than this one.
1-A Bowser Jr.'s Mecha-Airship [SMB] [9V3-PL7-TCG] [4/10] The A doesn't mean it's optional, it means Airship. All airships including this one are auto-scrollers. You can see by the name that there are mechakoopas and you'll fight Bowser Jr.
World 2 - Desert [4 R. L.]
2-1 Dry Coin Hunt [NSOUP] [TTH-Y8H-8CG] [2/10] This level requires you to get 100 coins, including 5 red coins. Remember to check the pipes.
2-2 Light Flight at Night [SMW] [MD6-938-6VG] [7/10] Optional. First night level. P-balloon + wind physics = really hard to control.
2-F Superball Temple [SMB] [TW4-PHR-TNF] [3/10] Superball Flower level with Boom Boom fight.
2-3 Shiny Yet Deadly Desert [SMB3] [9RN-N7H-8CG] [3/10] Angry Sun and Spike level. Pretty short and filled to the brim with coins.
2-C Morton's Smashing Skewers [NSMBU] [TWN-11Y-JXG] [5/10] m o r t o n
World 3 - Snow [4RL thru intended route/3 with shortcut (harder)]
3-1 Snowy Lands [SMW] [W6M-Q52-8PG] [3/10] Classic snow level. That's it.
3-F Lemmy's Bumping Tower [NSMBW2] [WXV-NF2-PWF] [5/10] To be honest I'm not a big fan of this level. I think I ran out of ideas here. A lot of people liked it tho.
3-2 A Remake of a Sequel [SMB] [1Y7-396-TQG] [4/10] SMB2 shroom level. I tried to make it feel like an actual official level here and I think I did a great job.
3-3 Ice Cold Dejá Vu [SMW] [HG8-Y5V-N0H] [7/10] (Optional) It's 3-1 but harder, with more coins and it's a speedrun. The timer is pretty open actually so don't rush to much.
3-A Bowser Jr.'s Back [SMB3] [YP8-3LX-3VF] [6/10] It's Bowser Jr. again but B I G G E R.
World 4 - Underground [4RL]
4-1 A Mario Between Worlds [SMB] [N4N-JVS-JWG] [6/10] Master Sword level. Half upside down dungeon.
4-2 Hammer Caverns [SMW] [402-QNR-FPF] [4/10] Hammer bro level. If you go to my profile you'll notice this is the most recent level. This is because there was a softlock. Oof.
4-G Twisted House of Illusion [NSMBOO] [42F-76F-8YF] [4/10] The G stands for Ghost House (aka traditional troll level).
4-F Boom Boom's Buzzy Base [SMB3] [NJN-12C-8BG] [6/10] A hard Boom Boom fight? No way!
4-C Roy's Fire Bar Castle [SMB3] [D6H-GCJ-RDF] [5/10] Traditional Castle ft. Roy tha Thicc Boy
World 5 - Forest [3RL]
5-1 Swampland of the Wigglers [SMB] [8JM-W6V-QHG] [4/10] I like to think the SMB forest theme is actually a swamp theme. Traditional level.
5-2 Deep Sewers [SMB3] [J8T-Y27-YTG] [6/10] BIG level. My attemp at one of those sewer levels. Night underwater subarea. Hidden room with frog suit. Optional Pink coins.
5-G Back and Forth [SMW] [QFD-LJG-GKF] [5/10] (Shortcut) My personal favorite ghost house. Spawnblocking, twice twices, it's got it all.
5-F Iggy's Spiny Fortress [NSUUS] [0V6-WFK-JSF] [6/10] I really fricking hate Iggy Koopa >:( so not only can you skip this level via shortcut on the world map but there's also a shortcut on the level it self that takes you to the end.
5-C Wendy's Submerged Castle [SMB3] [885-J7G-1CG] [7/10] This is quite a brutal level. The boss fight is the easiest part.
World 6 - Sky [3RL]
6-1 Acrobatic Heaven [SMW] [GC3-HMW-C2G] [5/10] Platforming!
6-2 Mount Chomper [NMSUB] [VFM-QN8-LDG] [5/10] (Optional) Chain Chomp level with Acorn Suit.
6-3 Anfibian Aerobics [SMB3] [L13-4JR-CSG] [8/10] (Optional) You can see by the name it's a frog suit level. It might also be the hardest so far but it's pretty fun.
6-F Spike Top o' the Tower [SMB] [LFT-XXP-7LF] [6/10] Required Pink coins. I bet you missed Bowser Jr.!
6-A Ludwig's Bull's-eye Boats [SMW] [BCN-3RG-53G] [7/10] Pretty challenging and very big. The fight is also hard.
World 7 - Lava [4RL (intended) / 3 with shortcut (not harder but it's hidden)]
7-1 Undergrunt Runner [NSLBU] [VP5-FG7-14G] [5/10] Luigi U like level aka traditional speedrun.
7-G Half Past Bedtime [SMB] [8SP-NHL-7GG] [6/10] (Shortcut) I know night ghost houses don't have a good reputation but I find this one pretty cool. There's a speedrun section at the end.
7-A Kamek's Chaotic Committee [soup] [0QJ-T9C-5YG] [6/10] Short but hard (just like my walueenie).
7-C Bowser Jr.'s Dry Trials [SMB] [G95-DSW-9LF] [6/10] Pink Coin level, don't worry about getting a key-death on the boss battle with Bowser Jr., AGAIN! YAY!
7-FC Showdown With Koopa King [SMW] [Q18-5FV-CKG] [7/10] I just feel like I could have done a better final level but whatever. FC stands for Final Castle. Only level with 2 CP's.
World 8 - Space [5RL (no shortcuts nor checkpoints here, all levels at night and with clear conditions, final test! )]
8-1 Touch Buzzy Get Floaty [SMW] [GW9-BM6-Q8G] [7/10] Anti-gravity Parabeetle level. 100 coins clear condition. Probably the easiest on this world.
8-2 Cold Blooded Herbi-slide [SMB3] [0DK-4H4-QMG] [7/10] Night snow slide speedrun. I find this to be the most fun level in this world, if not in the entire Super World. Kill all 64 Piranha Plants, and there's also a total of 64 coins to get, because Slider is from Mario 64.
8-3 And Make it Double [NSMBRUH] [QCM-0WR-XHF] [8/10] Boss Rush. To make it shorter and harder, the bosses are in pairs. You got the Koopalings, Boom Boom Bowser Jr. and Kamek.
8-4 The Super Star Challenge [SMB3] [QP4-4QT-HXF] [10!/10] Remember The Perfect Run from SMG2? This is like that but even harder. It's the only level that took me 2 entire days to beat! It's enormous, there are no checkpoints and you can't get hit. It's all about skill tho.
8-5 Thanks for playing! [SMB] [679-BH9-SHG] [9/10] The first part of the level is the first level from this Super World, but at night filled with rotten mushrooms and much more enemies. Second part makes you use all the SMB power-ups again and the final part is just to thank you for playing!
THE END
TL;DR- Play my Super World! And if you leave an honest comment I'll play your levels.
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