2022.01.16 16:14 LilyWolf32 Book recommendations
Anyone have any good book recommendations regarding the Titanic, Britannic and/or the Empress of Ireland? I've read Titanic: An Illustrated History by Don Lynch, the survivor firsthand accounts regarding the Titanic and A Night To Remember by Walter Lord but I was wondering if there were more recent books out there that I, an amateur Titanic/shipwreck historian, haven't read yet. Thanks for any help, love this subreddit!
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2022.01.16 16:14 Important_Fruit_9987 Boogie always coming through with the shittiest takes
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2022.01.16 16:14 AdOwn6086 It was recommended I share this “waffle” from an Herbalife storefront
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2022.01.16 16:14 portorange Cardboard Sofa in Real Life
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2022.01.16 16:14 smayo76 With all the money out there, and all the money on the line, why is it hard for trucking companies to do things the right way?
2022.01.16 16:14 Minute-Twist-2558 Any Bi/gay sissy bud in Bangalore who wants to get banged? DM
2022.01.16 16:14 FrothyGuinness Blursed_Arm It's a granny arm for the silly mod who removed as NSFW
2022.01.16 16:14 cherryapron After many tries I'm proud of my latest sourdough loafs!
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2022.01.16 16:14 Future-Rich-Guy Nibble your "finger"-disgusting
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2022.01.16 16:14 Batman8977 2099-12-31!? What the heck is going on Gamestop Canada? Haha I pre ordered BOP Harley a while back so I hope I don't have to wait until 2099 to get her lol. Seriously though Mcfarlane figures are always getting delayed on Gamestop.ca. Very annoying.
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2022.01.16 16:14 NickedYou The Five Most Powerful Species in Gemstones
Despite mostly focusing on Earth, and most alien powers not really bothering with Earth, I somehow ended up populating my cosmology with some weird and crazy stuff. Figured it might be fun to share some of it, even if it is rarely directly relevant. I always welcome feedback and questions!
These are the species that everyone in the galaxy knows, and has to know. They are also some of the oldest still-living species in the galaxy, which they often owe their incredible power and influence to. Besides the 4 Immortals themselves, these species were the biggest contributors of force in the Deicide Wars that ended the Empire of the Gods of the Dazavuur. The former capital of the Empire, the Lattice, boasts a high population of each of these species, alongside countless others.
The Klambors (~700K years civilized):
The Klambors were a eusocial species, originally. The warrior and scout and worker and caretaker and crafter castes were all loyal to their nobility, and had a bit of an innate understanding of law and order that makes them rather unique. As Klambor civilization slowly grew, various royal families had to work together to build something more. This necessitated one royal family ruling over the others: equal cooperation was not in their natures. As societies became more complex, more and more levels of hierarchy came into being.
Like most species, they invented religion. Because their societies were so dependent upon hierarchy, a common trend emerged. Surely, there would be a royal above all others, the ultimate authority, that all others must answer to? This common belief, held by all cultures in some form, birthed the thing itself: The Highest Queen.
Many were not accepting of her rule at first, as she of course was unable to perfectly fit all of the contradictory mythologies. They were brought to heel. The Highest Queen could birth creatures to her liking, monsters to serve as soldiers and enforcers. Eventually, the whole world was brought under her rule. But that was not enough. Ambition was in her nature. She drove technology to advance further and further.
Their solar system was colonized, and then more systems beyond. Colonies flourished. Those who were not Klambors were subjugated and modified to better serve, or annihilated.
More powerful beings, such as the 4 Immortals, opposed the Highest Queen at every turn, but they were unwilling to commit the outright genocide that would be needed to end her empire. With the rise of the Dazavuur, however, there was something resembling an army that could oppose her. She eventually abandoned her empire, fleeing towards the galaxy’s more uninhabited core. She still builds her armies of monsters, looking for times and places to take control.
What was once her empire fractured into thousands of warring factions, each trying to find their own way. Now, most have reached the singularity, with interconnected hiveminds whose individuals are devoted to experimenting with experience and roles, sometimes in the physical world, but mostly in purely digital worlds they created which resemble video games. An individual may live and die thousands of times in various constructed worlds, before ascending to the ranks of those who administrate their worlds and the cycles of reincarnation, or venture out into the greater world to help other species.
The Brook (~5 million years civilized):
Most species have biochemistry that is at least similar to our own, but there are divergences. The Brook are far outliers of biochemistry, even looking at the rest of the galaxy's diversity. They evolved on a highly unstable planet, and so life evolved to be highly adaptable extremophiles, often akin to tardigrades. The Brook developed a wide array of advanced senses to detect dangers in their hazardous environment, and the mental processing abilities to make good sense of this data, weigh options, and collaborate. Since most of their dangers are from their environment rather than other species, they are one of the few sapient species with relatively little emotional processing or responses, and never developed much in the way of religion. They are also naturally predisposed towards collaboration and self-sacrifice.
The downside to their incredible survivability is that, while they can process a lot at once, they do so extremely slowly. To them, the rest of the world seems as though it moves on fast-forward, with times of excitement proving terribly disorienting and chaotic.
This would prove difficult in the times since their civilizations dawned: with study, they found that their home planet would soon be destroyed. They hastily assembled vessels and set out into their solar system. They constructed colonies, and slowly rebuilt, and regained contact with each other, and began advancing again. Just in time to find that their solar system was, as a whole, unstable and still in formation. They were in a dangerous part of the galaxy, and their homes could be torn asunder at any point. So they began to spread out past their solar system, in a mad scramble to survive. Colonies were destroyed and survivors rebuilt, over many long cycles. They eventually came into contact with another faction on this list, the Magellans, and entered into conflict with them in their desperation.
Now, though, they coexist in relative peace, as the Magellans and Brook slowly found they had little need for what the others wanted: the Magellans want little of ores and hazardous chemicals, and Brook have no real desire to live on planetary surfaces and disrupt any ecosystems. The Brook are no longer in danger, but still have their unbreakable will to survive. They are always preparing for the next calamity, refining skills and technology and tactics. They do understand luxury, in their way: they have proven excellent at creating devices with rudimentary but still excellent AI that can keep up with the world for them, so they can devote their minds and bodies to tasks they are better suited for.
The Jaggen (~7 million years civilized):
The Jaggen were one of the weirdest products of natural evolution in the galaxy's history: they had the ability to project and detect radio frequencies. This allowed them to develop their own radio language that they could use to communicate across miles of distance without predator or prey being any the wiser. Thus, they are on the far end of sociality without quite being eusocial, becoming anxious without regular contact with another of their species.
Initially, their progress was slow: their communication advantage was incredible, and let them dominate their planet rather handily despite mostly staying at the hunter-gatherer stage. Necessity is the mother of invention, and there was relatively little they wanted for. But whenever someone made an innovation, knowledge of it spread quickly. So, they slowly but steadily made progress for a long time.
Something curious about them, owing to their rather unique biology, is that they were very inclined to think in symbolic terms. Language was a deeply integral part of them, and closely tied to connectedness. This was the perfect recipe for a species with a natural knack for psychic abilities. Because of how they processed the world, one of the more common abilities they developed was teleportation, in line with their natural ability to project their presence and influence over a wide area (though telekinesis is also common for similar reasons).
This is important, because their knack for teleportation led to them colonizing other planets before they had even gotten out of the stone age. From there, they slowly began colonizing the galaxy, and their population exploded. The higher population led to even more innovation. And in this way, they began to advance more and more, and eventually were able to terraform planets, and then nothing could stop them. They eventually fell into conflict with various other species and powers of the day, but none that are still left, and none that really defined the history of their species.
While extremely advanced, they tend to enjoy living simply, finding some unique skills they have a knack for and finding a niche in their vast economy that those skills are useful. They have their infighting, as most species do, but their interconnectedness tends to prevent escalation, and those who fall on hard times can usually find someone who can help.
The Magellans (~15 million years "civilized"):
The Magellans, in fairness, are not exactly a single species. Early on, their ecosystem evolved so that it was easier for more distantly related organisms to be able to interbreed. It became advantageous to be able to produce offspring with other organisms to ensure their lineage carried on, so some form of symbiosis was encouraged: killing off a population could mean killing off some of the gene pool, so the more symbiotic relationships prospered. Conversely, if any organisms became incompatible, this could destabilize areas, so incompatible organisms tended to face harsh opposition from the rest of the ecosystem, further enabling this whole system.
The Magellans are the whole ecosystem of different organisms, from plants and bacteria to sapient beings. Those intelligent enough to hold values generally value societal and biological harmony. Their somewhat less competitive and expansionist nature has led to long periods of what most civilizations would call stagnation, but which they would call stability. They have remained a galactic power for millions of years, so there may even be some truth to their point of view. However, when they do enter conflict, they fight the way they fight deviations and incompatibilities in their own world: genocide. They are also known for altering other natural ecosystems to be more in line with their own values, and making them somewhat compatible with their genetics.
With their discovery of psychic powers, the Magellan ecosystem has become even further interlinked. Far from a hivemind, but there is something of a collective consciousness to it all. The force they can bring to bear psychically dwarfs their relatively sparse technological military. Their elites can bring some of this to muster. These are often sent out as missionaries to spread their values to other worlds, ideally to prevent future conflict or to plant the seeds for subsuming other worlds more peacefully.
The Zroun (>25 million years civilized):
Once, the Zroun were presumed to be octopus-like, good at changing shape, color, and texture, and very intelligent. Their method of hunting was to infiltrate their prey and mimic them, only to steal their resources and kill them for food when necessary, ideally without the others ever finding out. Their intelligence was geared towards this: high cognitive empathy, but low affective empathy, understanding their prey but caring little for them. Natural mimics at everything, quickly learning social structures, patterns of behavior, natural defenses, etc, and great at improving on them, but not much for innovation themselves. Despite this, they somehow made it into space, and proceeded to become a menace and a plague. Rather than build civilizations of their own, they do what they always did, and act as parasites towards other civilizations, stealing resources, technology, and any other ideas they find useful.
To better mimic their prey, they have frequently augmented and modified their bodies. Over time, these changes become increasingly extreme, until there is a wave of those who want to return to old ways and fleshier bodies. But none have exactly replicated their original forms. They have undergone many of these cycles, changing their bodies in ways so that groups become incompatible until they merge and modify bodies together, then splinter again, over and over.
The other species on this list are far mightier by comparison. The most dangerous Zroun elites are only slightly more dangerous than that of humans, paling in comparison to the unique individuals that many species produce. They have no miraculous technology. But they have variety. Some may be discovered and killed in crusades, but some will have the right technology they stole to counter it long enough to flee to some other corner of the galaxy. They create no empires, but every empire falls. And that is what has allowed them to survive far longer than anything and anyone else, and to outnumber them all. They were old and countless when the Ghost Star, oldest of the 4 Immortals, set out into the galaxy. Nobody knows their true age. But they will survive long past the end of most other species. They are the cockroaches and viruses of the galaxy, always adapting, always surviving, impossible to entirely wipe out.
More than any other species on this list, they are inclined to comingle with other species. Even if the most common root of this is somewhat predatory/parasitic, this prolonged contact often leads to the Zroun entering into more symbiotic and positive relationships with different species, though often through organized crime and/or politics.
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2022.01.16 16:14 Impressive-Fun-9402 Help?? 3 down lineman defense meta
I have no idea what to do. People are doing 3 down lineman on defense which completely stops my run and when I try to do a pass play there 3 down lineman get to me instantly. I haven’t been able to win a game in a few days. It’s all man defense to and there man is lockdown but when I run it my guys are 30 yards behind and I legit can’t get better players. I have a good team.
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2022.01.16 16:14 FullWatercress8728 Guy Fawkes
2022.01.16 16:14 Partiklestorm Core vs Hardcore
Was having a discussion with a couple of people we played with recently. The groups I play with are usually Hardcore only, these people played a few games and switched back to Core because Hardcore was less skillful.. Though they did much horrible.
Personally, I never understood the idea that core is more skillful. It's called Hardcore for a reason. You don't get second chances. So many people rely on the ttk, stims and armor in core and all that kind of shit to keep you alive after you get shot. On top of being unrealistic it requires less actual skill. Someone gets the drop on you, you react by stim, run, heal and re-engage.
To me, to play in hardcore and succeed requires skill, accuracy, tactics and so much more. If someone is a freaking twitch shot freak, you have to figure out how to adjust to that. Anyone can outgun you if they get the drop on you. Besides gammons and some other equipment needing adjusted to not wreck the mode, I don't think there's even a debate that Hardcore is much harder to play and succeed on.
Usually the argument from Core players goes back to, well anyone can kill you one or two shots and that's it. Well yea no shit. So what people equate with skills is being able to have a low skill player catch you slipping and you always have a chance to recover from it in core.
What say yee?
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2022.01.16 16:14 LithopsCat Help with id
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2022.01.16 16:14 Micah4u How is it to be a Ryan Guzman fan?
Don't start me with "No I'm not a fan of Ryan, I'm just a fan of Eddie" bullshit. You just make yourself more embarrassing like the person you admire.
So how is it like to be a fan of his? Are you ashamed? Do you feel proud? Is he hot enough that you do not care anything his mouth says even against your beliefs? How does it reflect on your own personality about liking Ryan Guzman?
Last but not the least, you as a fan, how long are you trying to hold on and shrug all his dumb comments and behavior?
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2022.01.16 16:14 accertoufik Yelena Op😂😂
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2022.01.16 16:14 Serch_63 CoA of México, but in the style of "Greater Republic of México"
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2022.01.16 16:14 Background_Roof9218 Cont.
After not getting strong evidence from the victim's family both the detectives decided to ask questions from her neighborhood. Most of the people in her neighborhood said she was the sweetest girl but yea she was very talkative and had some kind of queen attitude nature like she wants to be everyone's favorite. They loved her this nature because she was too small and very friendly. Detective Morio was fully convinced that her stepdad killed her because of some family issues or personal grudges. Meanwhile, detective Corner knew that something was fishy there, the things are opposite. They were not getting any clues or hints related to her murder.
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2022.01.16 16:14 wuanlai65 Brand New Shiryo - Inu - DAPP based game & NFT’s in development! - Liquidity Lock - Launching Now on BSC
Welcome to Shiryo - Inu
Shiryo - Inu Shiryo - Inu Launching Now on BSC and it seems that play to earn game tokens are still one of the best niches to buy in DeFi! The roadmap details a fully functional trading card based game which will allow for the earning of the native token through different incentives including weekly competitions!
Contract Address: 0xc51519CfF4BBB619DFD22e62ea6eEcda1d274bE8
The team recently released concepts for the trading cards on their Telegram group and their design team has done an amazing job, this is a gem in the making and it is still incredibly early if you get in now. Having only been life for less than 24 hours the token is sitting at just above a $1M market cap which is incredibly low for a play to earn game, the team is really active on Telegram and the holders seem to be diamond handed after seeing the potential in this project!
Everything about this project has been super clean so far, the chart looks good and the website and concepts released so far have been on point.
The whitepaper is to be released today alongside more mockups of the concept for the game, the marketing has been on point with calls from all the biggest names on Telegram and Twitter. The developer even just hired a social media specific marketing agency to help get even more eyes on the project, Shiryo-Inu is about to become synonymous with the likes of Floki and Mononoke - Inu, don’t sleep on this one!
Contract Address: 0x72D89d4afC546AbDDE40220468624Fb6656Ee81F
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2022.01.16 16:14 R3TR0S41NT Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
In the beat drop of this song, there is a weird alarm sound that plays a melody kind of thing, but I’m not sure if that’s a genuine alarm sample or whether it was made in a synth to sound like an alarm, and if that’s the case then how do I make it? https://youtu.be/vdrqA93sW-8 skip to 1:30
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2022.01.16 16:14 Chubbspeterson76 Mega aerodactyl be online
2022.01.16 16:14 Rocinante1978 Taylor Momsen
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2022.01.16 16:14 eauxpsifourgott Basically what happened this season
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2022.01.16 16:14 Mariam_llll ❤️
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